Thursday, 26 April 2012

Obsessed with nude nails this Spring

If like me your obsessed with the nude nail trend, you have to try Nails Inc Jermyn Street.

It's the perfect shade if your also a chanel rouge lover but in nude colour form - if that could ever make sense :S

It is dark enough to look sophisticated yet on trend with the catwalk this Spring!

I've added some sparkle to my nails this week to take my mind away from all the horrible weather! I've used Barry M Pink Iridescent on my accent nails.

What is your favourite nude polish?

Sunday, 22 April 2012

She Sells Sea Shells On The Sea Shore

Let's be honest it's not hard to be daydreaming about Summer, sandals and sunshine when you look out the window and all you can see are grey overcast clouds followed by random showers of hailstone. I've been making a good lists of items I want need for when our Summer does come (please note the positive thinking, Summer will come).

The first item on my list is always a cute pair of sandals. They're the one accessory that can add some instant va va voom  to last years wardrobe if you can't afford to replace it (joys of being an intern). Whilst online window shopping I came across these bad boys!

Three words - Under The Sea...(Darling it's better down where it's wetter take it from me)


These are defo the shoes I want for Summer, something a bit different and will leave me with a smaller hole in my pocket than the Mulberry jelly shoes I have my eye on. They're £35 and also come in gold! 

Whilst we are on the sea note I also came across this beautiful necklace which is exclusive to Stylist in last weeks issue. How adorable is this Guess 'Maritime Starfish Necklace'. If you hadn't caught anyone's attention with your seahorse sandals you will be guaranteed to turn heads with this beauty. The perfect way to bring the holiday spirit to the most simplistic outfit you own! Plus it's only £175 *sighs*.

The only seaside accessory I'll be adding to my wardrobe for now is this pretty shell necklace again from Miss Selfridge I brought a few years back! 

What do you think, will you be walking around with herald the seahorse on your feet? 

Monday, 16 April 2012

There's Something About Berry Ice Cream....

For those of you who read my blog regularly you will notice a pastel theme here.

I am addicted to pastel shades this spring and I don't know what to do!!

This week I went out in Barry M - Berry Ice Cream. Barry M polishes never dissapoint, long lasting WITHOUT  a top coat and dry before you can blink.

The weather is way to cold to have any sort of iced dessert so I'll stick to this shade on my paws for now.

What do you think? Another pastel shade win?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson

A few Sundays ago I went to The Sanderson for their Mad Hatters Afternoon. First things first no you don't have to dress!

For those of you that have never heard of the Afternoon tea at The Sanderson. It is amazing!

You just have to let the food, atmosphere and location do the talking....

The Sanderson is a five star hotel located behind Oxford Street with a killer interior! The designs are amazing with sofas in the shape of lips and all things sophisticated everywhere.

When you enter the Tea Party it is almost like your walking into a 5 star Alice in Wonderland.

Your first greeted with a cocktail or glass or champers (non alcoholic or alcoholic)! They then bring out your cake stand and everything has a link to Alice in Wonderland and makes you feel like you have just stumbled across a Mad Hatters Tea Party! 

The menu includes: 
  • Traditionally pots of tea
  • Ice cream lollipops
  • Lollies that make your mouth go from hot to cold
  • Scones, clotted cream and jam. Literally the best scones I've ever had still dreaming about them 2 weeks later.
  • A Drink me potion - It doesn't make you a giant or shrink but it does taste like passion fruit, coconut and froth.  
  • A coffee cake in the shape of a clock
  • Eat me strawberry mousse
  • Last but not least rainbow coloured sandwiches!!

We all left feeling stuffed to the hilters and it is most definitely something I would love to treat myself to again!If you ever consider going to an afternoon tea I strongly suggest you checkout The Sanderson! 

Has anyone else ever been to The Sandersons Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea?

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

TOPSHOP - Candy Floss Girl

For those of you managed to get your paws on the latest TOPSHOP magazine will know it was worth a squiz  through. Shiny metallics, bright hot pants and five minutes with Julia Sarr-Jamois (photography blogger) all on recycled paper of course! 

There was one page that caught my eye though.... Candy Floss Girl.

I seriously can't seem to get enough of pastel shades this Spring whether it be in the form of Cadburys mini eggs or in jewellery form thanks to TOPSHOP.

A few of my favourite pieces:

Bows + Pearls = The perfect pair for adding sophistication to any outfit.
Bow and Pearl Pendant Necklace - £8.50 
 How quirky and cute is this brooch! The best way to add pastels to a plain black blazer.

Lipstick Brooch £12.50
 The fail safe pastel option with these cute rings!
Plastic Top Ring £7.50
Heart Ring - £6.50
Did you get a copy of the TOPSHOP magazine? What is your favourite trend for Spring? 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tinted Moisturisers - The Lo Down

First and foremost Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it! I can certainly say I've celebrated in style devouring any chocolate that came in to sight. Did I mention I had to sit next to this bad boy at work (one more mini egg won't hurt). I can officially say I've gone off chocolate.

Back to tinted moisturisers......

What are they, why do we need them, are they better for us????

I'm sure some of you out there must be thinking the same thing about tinted moisturisers so, I thought I would help enlighten you all and give you the tinted moisturiser lo down.

I recently purchased Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturiser in Medium as I wanted to know what was so good about tinted moisturisers in general starting with the What?

What: Tinted moisturisers are a multi tasking as the name suggests it tints and it moisturises and protects your skin. It's not as thick as foundation and gives a sheer coverage. It's easy to put on in hot weather and the Bobbi Brown one I've purchased includes SPF15. With Spring just around the corner it's vital to keep thick foundation coverage to a minimum and let as much Vitamin D into your skin whilst protecting it.

Why: Bobbi say's
A great foundation alternative that's perfect for summer or when you want a more casual look. This 3-in-1 moisturiser hydrates and protects skin while offering sheer, natural-looking coverage that blends smoothly. Thanks to emollients and skin-conditioning Jojoba Oil, this lightweight formula glides on easily and leaves skin feeling soft and supple. Ideal for normal and dry skin types." 

Now we know what it is let's take a closer look......

I've used this on the weekends and can't fault it. It's most definitely moisturising and takes little effort to apply and would be perfect on a hot sunny day (if we ever get on). Feels extremely light on the skin and has a fresh scent about it!

Do you use Tinted Moisturiser? Which one is your favourite?

Monday, 2 April 2012

NEWSFLASH: Mulberry Goes Safari

Whilst walking to work this morning I had a sneek peak of Mulbs VM's changing their window!

That's right they've swapped their beautiful british seaside for a full on safari! Pretty pastel pink ice creams and rock sticks no more. It's been replaced with a wild and ferocious scene including tigers, giraffes, zebras whilst showcasing their Grass Green Lizard Print Travel Bag!

I actually like what they have done it definitely one of the more interesting windows down Bond Street right now! Actually looking forward to see what they do next. Have you seen any other great display around at the moment?

You can take a look at what Mulberry's very british seaside window had to offer here

Which is your fav? The Pretty Pastel Seaside or Wild and Exoctic Safari - Awnsers on a postcard (a.k.a votes below!).