Monday, 30 April 2012

Monday Morning Birdies

Monday morning came round way too fast right? I hate everything about Monday's - My alarm is somehow even louder and even more painful, rush hour is hell and you get into work to find dozens of emails from over the weekend.

So to make myself feel a little bit better, I always try and wear a hot outfit to make me feel slightly more human again.

I am in LOVE with this shirt and I am sure it made me work harder! Promise!

The gorge bird print shirt which has gold studs on the collar is from Zara worn with grey skinny jeans from Primark. My trusty black brogues from Office, Watch from Michael Kors, bracelets from Monica Vinader and Marc by Marc Jacobs and skull ring from Spitalfields market.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Multicoloured Nails

This season multi coloured nails are HUGE!

Here is my nail look for this week... Flamingo Coral (101) from Topshop and Silver Foil Effects (319) from Barry M. I think pink and silver look great together!

What colours do you have on your nails this week?

Beauty on a budget?

I grew up watching my mum spend an absolute fortune on all different lotions and potions to keep her skin youthful and I never thought that one day it would be ME forking out on moisturisers and serums that promised to make me look 10 years younger but then I turned 26 and I realised that prevention is probably a little easier than cure so got myself a night cream, day cream and an eye cream and where did I go for all these wonders that would rewind the years? Boots.

After all the hype I'd read over the years on NO7's Protect and Perfect range at Boots, I thought I'd give it a go for myself. (The fact they were 3 for 2 also helped make this decision!)

So far I have only good things to say.. I first used the night cream and instantly, I felt my skin was literally swallowing the cream up with enjoyment, I woke up the next morning and my skin still felt baby soft but not at all oily. Then I used the eye cream and day cream and again, my skin appeared more luminous and healthy. I was quite weary if the day cream as my skin does tend to get quite oily but it didn't seem to increase the oil at all!

After 2 weeks of using the creams, I don't feel the effects so instantly any more but I am still very happy with the results. A definite must for all skin types! 

All products featured available in all Boots stores or online at www.boots.com

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

May Wishlist

So May is almost upon us as is payday (yippee!) So I thought I'd start on my May shopping list and of course top of my list this month are lots of pretty pastels and gorgeous prints.

Yellow Blazer, Mint green jumper and studded collar shirt (this will look fab under the jumper) are all from Zara. Wedge trainers are from Ash and the amazing Chelsea Boots, Sleeveless studded shirt, red skater skirt and baby pink jeans are from ASOS.

What's on your wishlist for May?

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Rollerball Lust

Let's face is... Only a select few of us will ever get our hands on the actual Christian Louboutin Rollerball Studded Loafers (sigh) so I have been eyeing up this copy by Topshop for a while. They come in black suede, black leather and nude (the nude are next on my wishlist) I finally got a pair of black leathers today and cannot wait to wear them tomorrow. While I was in Topshop, I accidentally (very accidentally) picked up this gorge cream, oversized jumper. I thought it would look great with my funky new loafers & my leather look leggings from American Apparel. Let's hope the new Boss agrees!

Monday, 23 April 2012

All nighter

Lust alert #002

Im a bit of a beauty flirt.. I never really stick to one product and love to try anything and everything. I am a true sucker for limited editions and new crazes but there is one product that lives in my make up bag and that I will be forever loyal to and that is All Nighter by Urban Decay.

All Nighter in short is a hairspray for your face! Simple.

Once your make up is complete, pin your hair back and give your face 5 or 6 sprays of All Nighter, leave it a couple of minutes to dry and you are good to go! I use All Nighter day and night and find it especially good in hayfever months (major watery eyes!) and it really does what it says on the tin!

AND as we'll as all that. It also gives your skin a gorgeous glow! What more could you want!?

A definite purchase!

Ps. A quick tip for using All Nighter - wait for mascara or liquid eyeliner to dry before spritzing, All Nighter is a watery liquid until it dries so you'll have a mascara nightmare if you try and use it before your make up is dry. Trust me. I've been there!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

First day at school

Well - not exactly. Tomorrow is my first day in my new job and I feel like an 11 year old starting big school! My first worry is what to wear... Second worry is what if I can't find my new office and third worry - what if I hate it and they hate me!?

I thought I'd spend this evening overcoming my first worry and pick an outfit and here is what I have chosen..... simple black soft leather brogues from Office, Black skirt & Black lace sleeve jumper with white collar, both from Zara. I'll try & post some more pics tomorrow of the outfit in action!

Friday, 20 April 2012

April Shower Chic

I HATE rain but at this time of year where it is a surprise to see a blue sky it is always fun throwing on a fab pair of shower chic wellies.

My ultimate fave are these babies by Melissa for Vivienne Westwood.

They are super comfy & even after a year of having them they still smell like bubblegum. Delicious!

Ps. Word has it, Primark have done an amazing copy! ;)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Hot right now

I change my girl crush about as often as I change my Facebook status and if you are a Facebook friend you'll know that changing my status is something I cant physically go a day without doing but this girl crush seems to be sticking... Everytime I see her she is wearing something else that make me heart her even more...
Girl Crush Alert #001 - RITA ORA 



LUST ALERT #001

Is it me or has Mango just got a billion times cooler?

With Kate Moss as the new face of their summer catalogue and their sleek, sharp, on trend designs.. You cant really go wrong.

Here are a few of my favourite pieces from their summer collection (all available at www.mango.com)




More... THE ENDS?

So these past few weeks have been INSANE for me. As well as leaving my job and starting a new one, I am also moving house and typically I have some inbetween time where I have to stay at the parents... in my childhood single bed, in the spare room (A room which is the size of my old built in wardrobes - my idea of hell). Some good has come of this though.. I've been forced to go through all my things and have a big spring clearout (In other words.. a good excuse to make room for lots of new things) But there are a few pieces that I will DEFINITELY not be clearing out!

My life would be incomplete without....