Monday, 31 October 2011

Another kiss is all it takes

Finally got a new coat after a nightmare trying to get the one I wanted from Zara. Anyway I got this from New Look, they did it in a khaki/grey colour too, and I wanted to get them both! I really love the fluffy hood trim (which is detachable) It also had 30% off so I got it for the bargain price of £24.99. The fox necklace is also from New Look and was half price so I got it for about £3.

Tee - Topshop
Skirt - H&M
Coat - New Look
Belt - New Look
Necklace - New Look
Rings - Topshop
Watch - Michael Kors Rose Gold
Nails - New York Color in Manhattan

Todays song is Florence's cover of Addicted to Love. Also I downloaded three new albums today, Florence and the Machine, Professor Green, and Coldplay. 

Anyway I would highly recommend the coat and for the Despicable Me fans out there.. ITS SO FLUFFY! (I should admit this is now my message alert tone haha) 


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Current Read - A Discovery of Witches

I ordered this on a whim from Amazon. The Sunday Times reckons its "Intelligent and off the wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans." I've started reading it and so far so good. I've also been reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, full of magic and mystery, I first blogged about it at the beginning of October, and I would highly recommend.

Last but not least I finally finished Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. It was ok, but at times I just didn't want to carry on reading it, it was more than a little bit slow and boring. In the end it was alright, but on the whole a little bit blah. I'm hoping A Discovery of Witches will be more up my street.

I'm going to be placing another Amazon order this week, I'd love any book recommendations or to know some of your favourite reads.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

October Favourites

Its been a while since I did one of these posts. I'm going to start doing more beauty and review posts again, I used to do them alot in the early days, so here's to more reviews.

I've been absolutely loving this perfume, its perfect for winter, really warm and sensual fresh oriental fragrance. Ghost Deep Night as with the majority of my perfumes, contains my favourite notes of vanilla, amber, and white woods. This mixed with delicate notes of apricot and sensual peach makes for a really lovely feminine fragrance. I can't get enough of it and keep doing that thing when you sneakily sniff your wrist once the fragrance settles. I'm not the only one to do this am I?

A while ago when I last got my hair cut I went to my local Tony & Guy Salon and had a trim. When they washed my hair and I smelt the shampoo I asked what it was they were using. It was this, the label.m Honey and Oat Shampoo and Conditioner. I've wanted some for ages, I absolutely love the scent of this, and its leaves my hair feeling gorgeous and soft. I've got a few more label.m products I want to share with you but I'll save that for another post.

I said hello to a couple of old friends over the past couple of weeks. Namely Barry M Mushroom, and New York Color Minute in Manhattan. I've had both of these polishes for ages, but whenever it gets to this time of year I bring them out and fall in love with them all over again. Barry M Mushroom should be a staple for everyones nail polish collection. Manhattan is a deep purple toned burgundy shade, which needs 2 or 3 coats for maximum coverage and glossiness.

Two brow palettes both fantastic. I received my HD Brows Pallet in my GlossyBox last month. I received the palette in Vamp, which I think would be suitable for most people. The packaging is lovely (it comes with a minature brush not in the photo) and it creates a really nice finished brow. The new Sleek Brow Kit is equally as good, and at a much more affordable price. I got the palette in light which is good for people with a mid brown/mousey hair colour. My brows match my hair, and normally I take them a bit darker but this is a pretty good match for my brows so I've been really enjoying using this. It contains a setting powder, wax, and some miniature brow tools. I'm probably going to go and buy the Dark palette aswell for when I fancy going a bit darker. Out of the two I would probably recommend the Sleek Brow Kit as its affordable, easy to use and gives you a really nice finish. Unless you fancy a splurge, then go for HD Brows, either way both are great.

I'm still undecided about these products. I've got a selection of different skin care products to try from this brand but these are the first two I've tried so far. Rose Day Cream and Rose Day Cream Light. These are Dr Hauschka's Hero Products. The Rose Day Cream is an extremely rich moisturiser containing the extract of over 1,075 organic rose petals. The Rose Day Cream light is obviously the lighter less intense version. I really like the way they leave my skin feeling, but they are so strongly scented. I've never used a moisturiser on my face before that has such an overpowering fragrance. It obviously smells of roses, and lots of them. If strongly scented face products don't bother you then this is a really lovely product. I'm currently weighing up whether or not I like it enough to continue to use it despite the scent, as I think it will be a fantastic moisturiser for the upcoming winter months.

Last but not least it would be criminal not to mention my new toy. After all of the problems with my MacBook, Apple finally decided to replace it.. With a MacBook Pro. I'm absolutely thrilled and love it to bits. Happy Days!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tuna and Feta Salad

So when I'm watching what I eat, this is one of my favourite go to salads. If you were wondering why I'm eating tuna when I decided to go veggie a couple of months ago it's because being a full vegetarian isn't for me. I felt tired alot and found I was eating cheese with every other meal. I still avoid meat the majority of the time and try to only eat organic locally sourced meat when I do eat it.
Anyway, this salad is really easy to put together and its seriously tasty.
All you need to do is get some mixed salad leaves, add some chopped cucumber and spring onion, about a third of a can of tuna in springwater (drained) add some cubed feta cheese, a few croutons and your preferred salad dressing, et voila!
I like the Jamie Oliver Salad in a yellow packet, it's usually on offer for £1 and you get a gorgeous cucumber dressing with it.

In other news my MacBook is broken again. Luckily I have apple care but this is the third repair in less than 12 months. Not cool. Its getting fixed now so I'm blogging from my iPad. Dad bought me a nifty iPad camera adapter kit so I can still get my photos uploaded and blog. If anyone's interested I'm using the Blogpress app after Nicola recommended it to me. Don't use Blogger it's the pits!

Edit: I had major problems with the upload and resizing of images doing this post. Do any of you know of any apps I can use to resize my photos on the ipad before I upload them to my blog? Why is nothing ever easy eh?!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Topshop Psychic Boots

These boots command respect. I clocked them on Friday in the Trafford Centre, nearly died when I looked at the price. I spent all night deliberating over them. Then on Saturday I went back to get them, and let me just say, I'm so glad I did. I rang up to reserve 2 pairs, one in a five and one in a six *Mental* When I got there and tried them on the size 5 were perfect. So comfortable and literally the perfect fit.

The leather, the chunky black heel, the studding, the tassels, the tapered toe, the metal details. These boots really are the shizz. I have to say though, I am thinking about removing the tassels and replacing them with just a plain leather zipper. What do you think? Don't get me wrong I think they look awesome with them, but they might look even better without?

The only thing I am going to say is that these boots are on the pricey side. If I hadn't won some cash at "Open the Box" at the Pub Quiz I probably wouldn't have been able to justify them. However, on that note after purchasing them, I do think they are worth the splurge. They look even better in the flesh than in the photos and they are seriously comfy. You can buy them from the Topshop website they don't look anywhere near as nice on the site as in reality, but don't let that put you off! >> LINK

Todays song is by SomethingALaMode and its called 5am.

Lola Lola

So as many of you know I have been working on a project called Lola Lola for quite some time now. I mentioned last week that the website is now live and I thought it was time to share with you what Lola Lola is all about as I've been asked lots of questions about it.

Officially Lola Lola is an online members only community catering for Bloggers and Social Media fans alike; similar to an online magazine, giving members the opportunity to enter several prize draws for the chance to win high end luxury items such as designer handbags including Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, and Miu Miu, and also iphones, ipads, digital camera, laptops, cosmetics and beauty products and much more. Members can also attend exclusive events, read blogposts from your favourite Bloggers, and be part of a fun and friendly community.

Lola Lola truly believes that everyone deserves to have nice things in their life. We provide free weekly prize draws giving away high end designer goods to our members. We also run free daily prize draws on the website, as well as running Twitter and Facebook prize draws too. In addition to this we also send our members random surprise gifts delivered straight to their door!

As well as all of this we host a large range of fun and exciting events for our members all over the country. From spa breaks, trips to theme parks, themed events, and just general get togethers with champagne and cupcakes, we provide members of Lola Lola the chance to meet fellow bloggers and club members in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Our main concept and tag line is “Share the Love” because ultimately that is what Lola Lola is all about. Its not all about the amazing giveaways and events, its more about the community. We have an amazing forum, and just this morning we launched our live chat feature for members. All of our members are fun, friendly, and really understand the meaning of Share the Love.

When I started this adventure back in May this year with my brother John and our friend Adam we had no idea of the response we would receive. During the development stage we worked extensively on Facebook and Twitter whilst the website was built. We have received an amazing response, with over 2 million post views on Facebook and almost 6000 fans. Some of the fan images we have received through Facebook have been absolutely brilliant, so I thought I'd share a few with you all.

At the moment you can sign up to Lola Lola for £2.99 per month if you register before the 7th November. If you register after then it will be £4.99 per month. We thought that this was a fair affordable price that most people would be able to afford. Even if you aren't a member there are certain areas on the site you can access, but to gain access to everything you have to be logged in as a member. Also it doesn't matter where you are from because Lola Lola Shares the Love worldwide!

So there you have it, an in depth post covering everything that Lola Lola does as so many people have asked about it. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and of course our Website.


Last but not least we are always on the look out for bloggers to feature on the Lola Lola blog as guest bloggers and to work with us in a variety of different ways. If any of you would be interested in this let me know in the comments and leave me your email address and one of the Team will be in touch with you.

Ps: At the moment the site is themed for Halloween, don't be alarmed it doesn't always have pumpkins all over the place ;)

Share the Love. xxx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Looking over your shoulder girl

I am absolutely in love with everything in this post. You will notice a leopard print theme emerging lately. Paired with black I think you can get away with it. This blouse from New Look is lovely on, really glad I picked up up. On Saturday night we went looking for shooting stars - apparently theres meant to be a lot of them around this week, and then we set off a chinese lantern. It was the perfect opportunity to whip out my new hat from River Island. I love it even though I know I really shouldn't. I feel a little bit like a five year old with it on but who cares!? Its cute, fun, and keeps me warm. AND its grey leopard print! I also went a bit mad on the fur theme (in my defence it was really cold) and wore my gorgeous fur coat from Topshop. I bought mine last year but I do believe they have brought them out again this winter. (Will try and find a link for you) I also bought some AMAZING boots yesterday. But more of that tomorrow. Happy Sunday :)

Todays song is by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and its called Garden.

Outfit Details. (Links included)
Leopard Print Blouse: New Look
Shorts: River Island
Loafers: River Island
Fur Coat: Can only find a link to a cream one,, mines like a champagne colour but thought I'd include it anyway >> Topshop
Ridiculous Grey Leopard Print Hat: River Island
Watch: Next (Very Old)
Leaf Ring: Topshop (Old)
Nails: Barry M Mushroom
Perfume: Marc Jacobs Lola

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Amy Amy Amy

My new favourite T Shirt, with one of my all time favourite female recording artists on it. I found it in the Mens section in River Island last week and it was about £16. If you want one you can order online here (LINK) Perfect for throwing on with Jeans on days when you cant be bothered. A little Amy appreciation is appropriate in this post I think. Press Play.

"I want people to hear my voice and just forget their troubles for five minutes" - Amy Winehouse

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