For months now I have kept seeing photos of matte manicures on Pinterest and I just love how they look. So without further ado, I purchased the essie Matte About You topcoat last weekend and tried it out with a couple of layer's Don't Sweater It underneath. I have to admit, it wasn't very long lasting (I applied it Friday evening and had to remove it again on Monday eve because it looked quite chipped), but while it lasted, I couldn't stop admiring my nails! I am definitely going to sport this look a little more frequently now! What do you think?
16 May 2013
Today The Great Gatsby is launching in cinemas nationwide and I have no doubt this film is going to be an amazing homage to the 1920s. However, it's not only the revival of the life of Gatsby that makes us want to attend "flapper parties" whenever possible. The era has been very popular in general for the last couple of years, probably because of the fantastic glitz and glamour that comes with it (and of which we all are a little short currently). A while back I went to a Prohibition Party in Bloomsbury (pre drinks at 20s inspired Milk & Honey bar) with cocktails in tea cups, pretend gambling, awesome music and a very strict dress code. I loved it!! To celebrate the launch of The Great Gatsby I have put together 4 different flapper party ensembles for you to be prepared in case the roaring twenties ever return to your town.
|Miss Selfridge Flapper Dress £129 // ASOS Hairband £15 // Miss Selfridge Embellished Bag £35 // KG Pippa Sandals £75|
|Oasis Sequin Dress £69 // Asos Leaf Hairband £6 // Oasis Metallic Clutch £20 // Oasis Metallic T-Bar Sandals £55|
|Miss Selfridge Feather Sequin Dress £195 // Asos Hair Brooch £8 // Accessorize Sparkle Clutch £25 // French Connection T-Bar Heels £95|
|French Connection Sequins Dress £175 // Asos Hairband £15 // Kurt Geiger Navy Clutch £45 // KG Pippa Sandals £45|
15 May 2013
1) Gap Sunkissed Shorts £25 (currently in the SALE for £18.70)
3) Mango Scalloped Hem Shorts £23
4) Mango Ikat Print Shorts £23
6) Forever 21 Scarf Print Shorts £15 (LOVE THESE)
Shorts are an absolute summer festival fashion must have! Personally I hardly ever wear shorts because I either find my legs too pasty, not toned enough or they are just in between grooming sessions :) However, there are a few occasions in life, when shorts simply have to make an appearance such as summer holidays (no matter whether on the beach or hiking in the mountains) and at festivals. I have picked my favourite six to share with you and watch out for the ones from GAP, because they have a 25% sale on shorts for a limited time only!
14 May 2013
I am longing for summer so badly right now! Browsing fashion blogs from LA or SF, or looking at photos from Coachella just really makes me want to sit on a deck chair, somewhere far away, with a good book in one hand and a refreshing cocktail in the other. Unfortunately it is rather cold and almost a bit stormy again in London and so my dreams remain dreams for now. Like I said though, Joe and I are looking into holidays and we'll be booking something for July / August really very soon *fingers crossed*. What is your summer holiday going to look like this year?
13 May 2013
I have been using a nailpolish corrector pen for ages and although I loved the product for its handiness, I encountered a few issues with it over the month. The tip would become frayed, the nail polish would stay on the surface so the next time I was using it, I would have that colour back on my fingers and the replacement tips could only be used one way round which means they would be used up pretty quickly... A couple of weeks ago I invested in this corrector pen from nails inc. and so far I have been very impressed. The tip is very sharp around the front, but not pointy all the way around which makes it easy to remove colour from the top of your finger. The 2 replacements can be used both ways. The colour seems to be absorbed by the pen pretty well and although you can still see the colours, they don't rub off back onto your fingers as easily. Moreover, the entire white front is totally soaked with varnish remover which is another benefit as my old corrector pen always seemed a little dry. I've been using it quite a few times already and I am more than happy with it!!
12 May 2013
Happy Mother's Day everyone! I can't be with my Mum today because she just lives too far away, however, we're not supposed to just love and cherish our mums on one day a year anyway but all year round. And the few times we do see each other, we always make sure to have a very special time. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you Monday! x
10 May 2013
I dream of a shoe storage like this! I actually dream of a walk-in wardrobe in general and perhaps one day I'll get one, even if it's just a small one... Until then, I'll keep dreaming and just keep buying the shoes to put into my imaginary shoe shelves. I love those wedges below, the first pair kind of 20s inspired and the second pair 70s inspired (I swear there is a similar pair on my Nan's attic somewhere).
|Jean Canvas Raffia Sandals|
|Jackie Suede Wedges|