Thursday, 26 June 2014

Beauty || Marc Jacobs The Lolita

When I go to the likes of Italy,France or Spain there's one shop that I know I must venture into and that is Sephora. 
I can't fathom why there's Sephora in the US and most of Europe but not In the UK odd ? but hey ho it's something to look forward to. 
As soon as I stepped in the Marc Jacobs stand instantly took my attention and I stood for ages deliberating what to purchase. 
I finally decided on the beautiful 206 The Lolita style eye-con Palette. 
There are four palette's in the range but this one really did catch my eye as the most wearable one for me and I think I'm in love!

The Lolita is a nude lovers dream come true and is perfect for both daytime and evening,each shade being completly wearable. 
The palette houses 3 matte golden nude shades and 4 shimmers. 
The shadows are very workable,long lasting with very little fall out.
They have a beautiful buttery texture that is often difficult to find with such excellent colour pay off. 
The packaging of this palette is also pretty darn perfect with the slick black and a good sized mirror and it also comes in a cute little pouch - making it perfect for travel.
The problem with this palette is that the shadows don't have names - not a big problem really. 

Now for the price , it's certainly not a bargain purchase at about £34 but all in all if you think that for the same price you could buy 3 Mac shadows see how I played that logic? 

If your heading to a foreign destination that has a Sephora I'd full heartedly recommend checking out the Marc Jacobs stand... I know I will be when I head out to Spain. 
Alternatively Sephora USA now do shipping to the UK.

Have you tried any of the Marc Jacobs line and any reccomendations?
Is there anything on your Sephora list?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Haul || Milan purchases

Sometimes it's nice to just go away to a different city, bask in a bit of sunshine, eat incredible food and forget about everything else with all this in mind myself and James booked a littel trip to Milan for the weekend just gone. 
I love Italy and couldn't wait to hit the fashion capital and of course do a little shopping. It would be rude not to? 
Although I didnt buy too much because well we were limited by lugguage allowences , I wanted to share a few bits and pieces that I did pick up on my travels. 

Pull & bear have some really lovely clothes in a momment and I couldn't resist this blue palm tree printed kimono which will be perfect for when it's a bit warmer but also chucked over a bikini around the beach or pool. Unfortuntatly I can't find the Kimono online but they do have a few other lovely ones so it's worth having a peek. 
I also picked up this cute little pale denim dress,it's such a lovely fit and is super soft. 
But what I really love is the triangle cut out detail of the back which just adds interest to what could be a very plain dress. 
I know I know you can get Pull & Bear in the UK but there isn't a store anywere near me and sometimes It's just nice to actually get a feel for the clothes.

This bikini was calling me in as we walked past Oysho and I just knew I had to have it. 
I'm going to Spain for a couple of weeks shortly and I know this will be just perfect. 
I love the colour of the yellow bottoms and the fruit print - who doesn't love pineapples? 
I also really like the bandeau top because well I'm not gifted in the big breast department and find that these are just the best for us smaller boobie ladies. 
As far as I'm aware Oysho don't have a UK store but they do cheap delivery and I noticed that Asos also stock the brand. 
They have loads of fun and colourful swimwear so I'd recommend it. 

And of course I also took a cheeky trip into Sephora but I didn't want to buy to much because well I'm going to Spain soon and there wont be as much of a lugguage limit - see benefits. 
But something caught my eye and I just had to pick it up and that my friends was the Marc Jacobs Lolita palette. 
But I'm gunna do a full post on that one very soon 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Style || Bargain Booties

I'm going to be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Primark.
 I never seem to love the clothes enough to actually go into the store... I'm just not keen on the layout and how busy it always is and I end up leaving feeling a little claustrophobic
However last week I swallowed all of my feelings about Primark and picked up these beautiful little booties. 
I'd seen them in the window on a late trip to the library and thought mmm there preaty and then couldn't get them out of my head. 
So mine they became. 

At £15 you can't really complain about these lovely little ankle booties that are just perfect for summer. 
Available in the tan or black and white but I personally loved the multi-coloured embroidery.
They fit well and have a nice little zip detailing. 
The cut is just perfect for summer because they aren't too long or too heavy just perfectly lightweight.
What I really love is the embroidery but I also like that they have a nice lowish heel but still add a little height- perfect for us taller ladies. 
I've been styling mine with shorts and dresses but they look equally as good with a pair of black skinny jeans. 
To be honest they've barely left my feet since purchasing. 
Not bad for £15 and I'd definetly recommend picking a pair up as a predict they'll sell out quickly.

I'm definetly back to blogging- I know I keep saying that but we've just finished moving out of our lovely Lincoln home . 
I'm off for a weekend in Milan this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for posts.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

May favourites

I don't even remember the last time I did a monthly favourites and can you believe it's already June? 
How time flys and for me June's just as busy what with moving away from the city I've lived in for four years, leaving my job and stepping into the big bad world. 
On the plus side I'm heading for a weekend in Milan soon . 
What are your June plans?

Beauty favourites 
Garnier miracle skin cream - I've really been enjoying using this as a much lighter base.  It's non fuss and can be quickly applied whilst injecting a lovely healthy glow to the skin. perfect. 
Chanel Soleil tan de Chanel -  I like many others have a love hate relationship with this bronzer but at the momment I'm having a love phase. Applied with a light hand this can give a lovely tan whilst adding a little contour. This is a perfect summer bronzer and I'll definetly be popping it in my lugguage. 
YSL Touche eclat - Another one that splits the crowd but for me it's a non mover. Last month I finally picked up a new one of these and I think I used it almost every day is that bad? 
It's great for hiding long nights watching netflix and Gilmore Girls. I also like to use it on my cheekbones and cupid's bow. 
Bourjois Rouge edition Velvet lipsticks - Oh boy I picked one of these up thinking hey can they really be that good? yes yes they can. Perfectly matte,beautiful shades and some serious staying power. 
I picked up Frambourjoise and Peach club both air on the side of red but lovely non the less. 

Non-Beauty Favourites 

I told you in this post that I'm trying to eat a little better so I picked up this Super healthy snacks and treats book by Jenna Zoe to try and whip up some healthier snacks. I made some 'protein energy balls' the other day so I'll pop that up. 
In this book there's so many interesting recipes that I would never have thought to try.
One of the best things about summer is the clothes shopping and I am totally in love with the Jacquard print on these Asos shorts.
I must say I'm really enjoying the Asos tall section- at 5'10-11 I really struggle with skirts,shorts and dresses showing just a little bit too much bum.
It started with a travel candle and now I have a whole collection of Neom goodies.
My latest edition been the Enchantment candle- a delicate blend of Bluebell,Guaiacwood & rose, this scent is really uplifting.
It's nice and relaxing whilst putting a smile on my face as I walk through the front door.

So let me know what have you being loving this month?