Friday, 22 June 2012

Under the Sea

Marc Jacobs S/S 2012 
The post title is relevant to how i feel... with all the rain we've been having up here, you could say i'm 'under the sea'... ANYWAY, I'm majorly in love with everything that's come out this summer! One of the things I've particularly take a liking to are metallics, this could probably interchange with some sort of a UFO theme, but I find i can relate it more to the sea (cue Chanel shell clutches). Also, all the blues just remind me of the seaside, and i'm just hoping I can go somewhere more exotic than Aberdeen as i haven't got much faith in the weather improving in the next couple of weeks. On another note, I wish I could pull all of this seaside-ness off and not look like I've come from another plant!

The Chanel collection has literally made my jaw DROP - the shell clutches, pearl embellished jackets, textured fabrics, metallics ... the list goes on. Notice how the first time looks a bit like coral? The more I look at this collection, the more I'm convinced that Karl Lagerfeld is actually a genius. I'm never normally the person to admire and swoon over everything, if anything there's normally more things I will hate than like, and I never 'follow' fashion for the sake of it, but this is absolutely marvelous! Everything is just so pretty!
Topshop Beaded Dress // Acne Jumper //  Topshop Sequin Top // ASOS Glitter Stud Earrings //  Topshop Premium Dress // Topshop Nail Varnishes in Razzmatazz// Icecrush // Mermaid
L-R Chanel S/S 2012, Bluemarine A/W 2012, Blumarine, Diane Von Furstenberg S/S 2012
I'm absolutely in love with the lilac Bluemarine dress, it reminds me of mermaids! Katy Perry has recently attended the Billboard Music Awards wearing it, and she looked absolutely fabulous! You can see some pictures here. Again, you can probably tell how in love I am with glitter nail varnishes, these ones here are absolutely fabulous, and the Mermaid one relates well to the theme haha. 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Barry M Nail Paint Blue Moon

Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon (317) - £2.99 / Boots
Probably my favourite nail varnish at the moment! This is such a beautiful colour, I'm absolutely loving all those pastel blue hues! When i saw this I was instantly in love, but let me tell you something... THIS IS A PAIN TO APPLY. It's very sheer so you need at least 4 coats, it's time consuming and frustrating when you accidentally touch a nail and have to repaint all over again gaaah. There are some weird pearly purple particles in this but are completely unnoticeable on the nails, and they give a nice sheen. In my experience it lasts a good week on false nails and 4 on real nails, definitely living up the good Barry M standards, as all their nail varnishes are absolutely fabulous! They're only £2.99 which is a huge bonus, can't go wrong with that price tag!

On the side note, is anyone watching the Euros? I never thought I would enjoy football this much, but i guess it's in my blood! The atmosphere in the house always gets a little tense as we all support different teams but I LOVE IT. Really rooting for Germany to win so can't wait until their next game on Thursday! Should probably refrain from entering the 'extreme fangirl' mode so I don't get too disappointed (the teams i want to win ALWAYS lose). Is anyone else enjoying the Euros as much as me, or are you all fed up of this football malarkey? (most likely the latter haha)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Queen

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Queen no. 620 - Boots (£6.29)
Left - applied straight from the bullet // Right - with clear lipgloss
I've had this lipstick for a while and never really gave it much attention as my skin is normally too pale for bright colours like this... it looks almost NEON ORANGE in the packaging and when applied from the bullet it's a little less scary but still very bright. Personally I prefer it with a clear lipgloss over the top to sort of neutralise the brightness of the colour. I absolutely love corals so this will be perfect in the coming summer months! 

What I like about the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks is that they don't dry my lips. I find that many lipsticks emphasise the dryness and generally don't look very nice, but the moisturising formula works very well for me. The lipstick has average staying on power, just like any other lipstick, but re-applying doesn't bother me granted the lipstick is a nice colour. I can't stress how good the formula is and I'm hopefully going to get more of these in the near future, and at £6.29 a pop it's not exactly going to break the bank! 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

May Wish List

1- New Look - So versatile but I'm not sure about the skater cut as i have very wide hips so i normally steer clear of them!
2. - Topshop - Love lace, love the colour, perfect for the summer weather!
3. -Topshop- The colour and the ombré effect work so well together, but so overpriced (I'm secretly hoping Primark comes out with something similar)
4. - Topshop - I find wedges so much more comfortable to walk in than heels, hence the choice, these would be perfect on holiday and are so versatile!
5. Mango - the mirror floral print reminds me of the Givenchy collection, such a sucker for florals
6. Topshop - same thing about the florals, but i love the little straps and the "caging" at the back
Genuinely can't contain my excitement for when summer finally comes.  We've had a sunny spell for the past week and i'm very happy as we're not too blessed with the weather where I live... (constant rain, wind and cold, you get the idea) Such a shame I have been working 24/7! Hopefully will be heading something hot in July/August but I haven't got any definite plans as of now, just super excited to sit by the pool for a whole week and not having to do ANYTHING!

Anyone got any nice plans for summer?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Favourite Nail Combo - Inglot and Miss Sporty

Genuinely been dying to share this with you! I think deep down i was always a fan of that little "bling" on the nails (though too ashamed to admit it) but I've seen so many people wearing glitter nail polish I think it's a bit acceptable now. I especially love this combination because of the nude-like polish underneath, it definitely makes the glitter stand out. 

The nude polish is from Inglot, and if they have a counter near you I command you to buy some Inglot polishes. So amazing. I think they're around £8 here, so not TOO bad for a nail polish but i normally tend to stay around the £5 mark. Let me tell you something, i have NEVER come across a nail polish that doesn't chip for 5+ days, but this stuff is really great. Another advantage is you get 15ml of product, a nice big bottle that will last you for a lifetime. 

Anyway the other polish is the glitter one by Miss Sporty, which was super cheap (£1.99) and i'm so surprised by the quality. There's bigger bits of purple and blue glitter, and finer bits of silver glitter - so sparkly! The coloured glitter isn't very flashy so it's not too "out there" and tacky. One coat of the polish is enough  (I'm wearing two in the picture) so if you think about it, you're getting a lot of product for £1.99!

Inglot Nail Varnish in 842 
Miss Sporty Transformers Sparkle Touch Top Coat 

Thursday, 5 January 2012


For me Christmas is always a weird time of the year. I love it and hate it at the same time. I adore having time to spend with my family, as we don't normally have much time to get together. I can relax and hang around in my pyjamas all day and not do anything. On the other hand, the run up to Christmas drives me nuts - last minute shopping in crowded shopping centres, crazy errands and personal work on top of that. I still get disappointed every year that Christmas is just one single day - it's over before you notice! 

I was lucky enough to get quite a peaceful Christmas this year and to spend it with my closest family. I finished my shopping surprisingly early which is very unusual for me. Anyway, all I wanted to show you is some things that I got from my family. Since I'm saving up to get a new Mac, I got very little apart from money - but I find that it's the little things that make me happy! Where's the excitement in opening a boring envelope?! 

Cosy slippers, YSL-esquee ring, Zara jumper, Coco Mademoiselle Perfume, and Coco Mademoiselle Shower Gel (don't think i have the heart to use it... it looks so pretty!)

Topshop "Arrow" boots
I promise you this is not animal cruelty, haha. Me and my brother got a tortoise each - this is my one featuring my ever so curious dog Lucy. 

Did everyone else have a good Christimas? To be honest I think I was a pretty lucky girl this Christmas!