23 February 2014


Today I decided to take some inspiration from the Autumn/Winter 2014 House of Holland show when painting my nails.
The infamous HOH polka dots were back this season and surrounded by neon oranges, bright pinks and emerald greens.

Barry M 'White' | Rimmel 60 Seconds 'Black Taxi' | Models Own 'Beetlejuice'

19 February 2014


Another London Fashion Week has now been and gone. Autumn/Winter is generally my favourite season as I love knitwear way too much! Having said that, I didn't really get into Fashion Week this season. I think it maybe due to not being able to catch a lot of the live streams like usual. But I wasn't overly thrilled with a lot of the collections that came out this season.
As ever though, I have put together my favourite of the runways for the upcoming season. Have to say that despite the beautiful actual show, I was a little disappointed with the majority of the Burberry collection. They had some nice pieces but nothing outstanding. Maybe because S/S14 was SO pretty. Or maybe because I'm not overly keen on a poncho-type garment making a comeback...


17 February 2014


Awards Season is in full swing and usually I would do a Best Dressed post for them all but this year I decided I would just do the Oscars in a few weeks. The BAFTAs took place last night and I was very impressed with a lot of outfits (and Angelina Jolie's beautiful face) so here we go..!

Angelina Jolie & Lupita Nyong'o

Fearne Cotton & Helen Mirren

Olga Kurylenko & Oprah Winfrey

I'm never usually the biggest Angelina Jolie fan but I have become obsessed with her over the last 24 hours. She just looked so stunning! She rocked her custom made Saint Laurent tux so hard and her skin was so radiant. Fierce.
Also have a new girlcrush in the form of Olga Kurylenko. Helped termendously by the Burberry gown.

And then Gwendoline Christie's dress was not very BAFTAs but I thought she looked way to bloody cute to not include her. What a doll!

Who's red carpet looks were your favourite?

15 February 2014


I'm going to try and make a conscious effort to start doing these type of posts in the hope it makes me alternate my makeup rather than use the same things everyday despite having so many other products!
Today, I've just been to chill with a couple friends and tonight my baby niece and nephew are having a sleepover!

13 February 2014


I've recently added some new additions to my everyday makeup staples which together are giving me a go-to and simple look perfect for the (hopefully) impending Spring time.

Rimmel Glam Eyes Liner | L'Oréal True Match Foundation 'Rose Ivory' | Bourjois Cream Blush '03' | L'Oréal Miss Manga Mascara | Topshop Lipstick 'All About Me' | Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Paint 'Rich Russet' | L'Oréal Superliner Brow Artist 'Brunette' | Makeup Bag; Primark (old)

12 February 2014


I decided on having a Beauty Box change from my monthly Glossybox and settled on trying out Birchbox. My first one arrived today and here's what I got in it...

9 February 2014


A month ago I decided to stop doing favourites posts and instead do occasional review posts featuring all the new things I've been trying rather than just the products I've liked. Because, it is always helpful to hear about products that aren't so great too. The first post can be found here.

8 February 2014


Today I nipped in to town to pick up a few things I needed and ended up falling in love with the new Body Shop Hair Chalks. My friend Rachelle tried them out on me and I wish I bought them both but I walked away with the pink one. I'm clearly going to end up going back for the blue one.
I also wore out my new Boohoo jumper and boots as well as wearing a pair of jeans by my own choice and I actually love them! CRAZY.

Jumper; Boohoo | Shirt (worn underneath); Primark | Jeans; Dorothy Perkins | Boots; Boohoo | Nails; Rimmel 'Loafer Love For You' & Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'

4 February 2014


If there's one step that has never been avoided in the past when it came to makeup, it's powder. I have always preferred the matte look on myself and avoided any dewy-ness like the plague. Until recently anyway...

Rimmel Stay Matte 'Transparent' Pressed Powder | MAC Mineralised Skin Finish 'Light' | ELF Tone Correcting Powder

2 February 2014


I work full time in an office (in an accountants to be precise so January has been a little stressful) and then on Saturdays I generally spend the time playing with and looking after my niece and nephew (both under the age of 2) so when Sunday arrives I see this as my complete chill day.

I tend to wake up earlier than I'd like, as my body clock doesn't understand weekends, and then I end up lying in bed for an extra two hours in that social media checking vicious circle before I finally decide to claw my way out of the pit and make breakfast. I then throw on a onesie and get back in bed with my laptop and only then do I move for food. Perfect.
I also like to make Sunday the day to give my face a good clean and refresh so I'm ready to start the next week feeling good.
(Last week after getting home from Russia I had the BEST, and much needed, pamper time.)