Monday, 20 August 2012
When it comes to me and sunglasses, I always go for Wayfarers. I've tried other styles but this is the style I always come back to. I just think they are so timeless and suit most people. I've worn my black Ray Ban wayfarers more times than I can remember, they are always with me in my bag in case the evening sun starts blinding me in the car on my way home from work. I've lusted after a tortoiseshell pair for a long time now, so when The Sunglasses Shop contacted me and asked me if I'd like to team up with them I was delighted to say the least.
They are so gorgeous, the tortoiseshell detail is subtle, not too in your face but definitely noticeable. They bring me absolute joy when I wear them, and I've had so many compliments on them. If anyone is interested the exact style I'm wearing can be found here.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
So I may have made one or two new purchases this month, a few old favourites and a few new loves. Without further ado..
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat.
What can I say, this foundation is simply wonderful. I've worn it religiously for 3 weeks and I can confirm that I am in love with it. It's a light to medium coverage, and gives a beautiful illuminating dewy look to the skin. It goes on like a dream and is so easy to blend. I find it works best when applied with a brush (I use the Sigma flat top kabuki brush for reference) I got colour matched to Beige Rose BR3O which is perfect (I'm NW 15) Would highly recommend.
Avene Light Hydrating Cream.
When it comes to skin care Avene can do no wrong. This must be coming up to my seventh or eighth repurchase. I've found what works for me and I'm sticking with it. This moisturiser is incredibly gentle and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. It's not greasy and sinks into the skin in no time. Winner.
Gucci by Gucci.
A firm favourite of mine. I've been without a bottle for a few months now so when I saw this handbag bottle with 4 refills in Debenhams I thought "sod it." Its a warm, feminine, sensual fragrance that lasts all day. It has top notes of guava and pear and base notes of musk and patchouli. Need I say anymore? When it comes to patchouli its game over. This perfume smells at its best when it's settled on the skin.
Topshop Pillow Talk Lipstick.
My first lipstick from Topshop and I have to say I'm not bowled over. It seems to "Goop" (thanks Arlene for giving me a word to use to describe when a lipstick settles) around the inners and corners of your mouth. It just looks unpleasant. It's also not very moisturising at all. Are all Topshop lipsticks like this?
Any other Topshop lipstick recommendations? Let me know if there's anything I'm missing out on!
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover.
THIS MAKES ME CRINGE SO SO BAD! Honestly dipping my fingers into this and rubbing my nail against the cushion inside makes me cringe like never before. However it does work, it takes longer than a second though, more like 5 seconds but still its good if you're in a rush. Doesn't work for glitter polish though. Boo.
Essie Ballet Slippers.
This is everything I hoped Essie Fiji would be. Unlike its ugly sister, Ballet Slippers is a pretty, elegant nude. It's easy to apply, great for applying as a base coat, lasts for ages, and looks wicked with an accent glitter nail. Fiji in comparison is horrendous to apply, and looks like a chalky streaky mess on your nails, 3 coats and it still looked like milk of magnesia on my nails...Ballet slippers though is lovely. I'm thinking of getting Mademoiselle next but wondering if it's more or less the same?
Barry M Pink Silver Glitter.
Don't like this. As glitter polishes go this is boring. Probably won't use it again to be honest. If it aint holographic I ain't interested!
And I think that's everything, stay tuned for more posts this weekend :)
So for my second instalment of my partnership with J Crew for their Hello World campaign I was hoping I would have a long sunny day to best show off these lovely treats. Alas the sun continues to allude us in England and I havn't had the opportunity to showcase them.
I've wanted a floppy hat for so long but I've never managed to find one that is just right. When I saw this one I knew it was the one. I love the bronze flip flops, they will look a amazing with a tan.
As part of J Crew's "Hello World" campaign this summer us Brits can become a "J Crew Insider" and take advantage of free shipping from now and the end of the year, Duty Free shopping until 31st August and VIP Access to J Crew's team of personal stylists.
Maybe I should just abandon all hope of any sun here in the UK and book a holiday, maybe then I'll be able to enjoy wandering around a city in the sun with my floppy hat and flip flops...