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Thursday 7 December 2017

Mani magic X Nails Inc. | Blogmas

The festive season paves the way for outrageous glam. If there was ever a time to get a little dramatic with your beauty routine you will now find yourself in the midst of it. A manicure can change an ensemble or a look. Whilst seeking my favourite shades that I have picked up over the years I was drawn to an array of Nails Inc. When it comes to your dream manicure there are no boundaries and these colours have not only accompanied me to weddings, vacays and nights out but they quite simply add a little personality into my everyday look. 
Quite simply put, they never fail me.
Priced around £12- £15, with the inclusion of both the Sparkle Like a Unicorn and Holographic duos, these polishes will not only last you for the year ahead but remain chip proof when paired with a top coat. Nails Inc. also offer a £5 a year VIP service in which 10% discount is applied to purchases made online.
Both It's all Elementary and Kings Road, a chrome and foil are subtle yet far from boring. In contrast Dream dust, Rocket fuel and Ghetto Galatic do more than what their name would suggest flourishing whilst under an array of lights. However it is Nail Kale that I find myself lusting after day after day, to say I have used this plenty during the AW17 season is something of an understatement. 
Shop these shades (left to right)Dream dust, (SHOP) It's all elementary (SHOP), Regent Mews (SHOP), Rocket Fuel (SHOP),  Kings Road (SHOP SIMILAR), Ghetto Galatic (SHOP)

Which is your favourite colour this coming party season?
If you are like me I rarely find time to go for a manicure but why do I need to when these awesome shades are literally at hand?
Be sure to let me know.

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Tuesday 5 December 2017

What's in my bag? Christmas '17 | Blogmas

The mini edition
           I have recently changed my go to handbag to something that is simple, structured and will go with any ensemble. This is a handbag that I pick up as I leave the house for any occasion and it is very rare that I change it's contents. I have had this Zara over the shoulder bag (SHOP SIMILAR) since last fall and I know I will have it for months to come. Costing around £39.99 it is the perfect mini for any trip and it's size eliminates the temptation to overfill it with unnecessary belongings.
      As many of you know I am a sunglasses enthusiast and wear them all year around. My Fendi Iridia's (SHOP), in classic black and gold, always leave the house with me. I consider these an essential to keeping my eye make up in place especially in the midst of a never ending polar vortex. 
     I have recently switched to an iPhone X (yes I am still figuring out how to use it). Like many I rarely leave the house without my phone but I also consider accessories such as a power bank a necessity when you are a far away from home, working long days or on the go. These keep you in loop with the world and great in an emergency. 
     Having a card holder is revolutionary. Instead of carrying around a purse, which is unlikely to fit, a card holder contains everything you need and is perfect for nights out in the city! I bought mine from River Island (SHOP SIMILAR) however the variations are endless. 
    You may think are three lip pieces really that essential? to which I argue yes they are. I always carry around two lipsticks, one day time and another evening. My current favourites are Bitch Perfect by Charlotte Tilbury (SHOP) and Marthe by Chanel (SHOP). I also carry my Unleash Me lipgloss by Charlotte Tilbury as an added extra to wear over Marthe (SHOP). These are for days when you don't have time for a dramatic outfit change but your still need a little help in creating a flawless look. Another quick trick is carrying a perfume sample or handbag bottle with your favourite scent (my current favourite is CT, Scent of a Dream), you never know when it will be needed.

Which are your favourite handbag accessories this festive season?
What do you consider an essential?
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Sunday 3 December 2017

It's the season ... | blogmas

December has finally arrived and we find ourselves once more in confusion as to how the year has passed by so suddenly, but the festive season is here and it's about to be our best yet. It's time to take a step back, revaluate and have a little fun.
It's the season ...
... of city trips and new year getaways
There is nothing more dreamy than finding the time to travel over Christmas. So whether you are city hopping to Christmas shop or jetsetting to warmer climates, if you have the chance to do this - take it. 
I recently visited Edinburgh not only to explore those iconic Christmas markets but to purchase from some of my favourite places, oh and you know I have a thing for department stores. It's times like these that you forget about the minus degrees and your everyday schedule to take time out and have a little 'me' time. Christmas is my busiest period and i'm an avid shopper so I couldn't resist. 
... champagne, sequins, lovers
There is nothing I adore more than a Christmas party, I take any chance of an opportunity to dress head to toe dramatic. The shops are filled with the most ridiculous over the top, vibrant colours and sparkle and they are quite simply out of this world. It's time to bring Paris' 21st mini number into a new era and pair bold and brilliant cuts with faux fur and extravagant accessorising- and no one will question it.
... movies, songs and home decor
Christmas appears to have started early this year with Christmas trees appearing before November has ended. I treasure the time between Christmas and New Year due to a hectic schedule however that does not mean I refrain from surrounding myself with all things festive. Try something a little different this year when it comes to decorating your home. My favourite holiday theme of all time is rose gold and bronze, one trend I just wish would hurry and return. Christmas is about treasuring your home and creating tradition, a rule book you don't have to abide to.
... sales!
The second it hits midnight on Boxing Day my sale shopping begins. Find yourself snapping up some of the hottest seasonal pieces. This is the time of year I always invest in items I know that will last me for years to come the trick is knowing where to look. Everyone has the same idea when it comes to hitting the high streets and shopping centres in the days following Christmas but stores such as net-a-porter, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are my go to, just be wary as you often have to await for Christmas delivery catch up.
... gift giving
Whilst many despise Christmas shopping for others I can't help but adore. Although you may find it difficult to buy for others there are plenty of hints and tips around that can help you on your way, whether you're picking up gift guides from your favourite stores or getting inspiration off your favourite YouTubers. Both scent and personalisation are things that have mesmerised this year.
... giving back and showing a little love
We have talked about all our festive favourites but Christmas is your time to make a statement. Think about what is important to you, how you can change someones day, and what you can do to make a difference. We always talk about having a voice, particularly in todays society, but do you consider how you can use it? Motivate yourself and others around you. 
Don't be a bystander when it comes to discussion or cause.
It's the season where everything happens. Where no matter what you have entailed this year your priorities refocus and you engage in a little self love. Join me this December as we explore all things festive and all things 2017. 

Merry Christmas my darlings!
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Shop my look//
Coat: River Island SHOP 
Top: Zara SHOP
Jeans: Levi SHOP
Boots: River Island SHOP
Handbag: Michael Kors SHOP SIMILAR
Scarf: Burberry SHOP
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