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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Take me to the dresses

So after a disappointing shopping spree last week I decided to investigate this fashion failure of all the high street stores further and I am very pleased to say that this week with the help of the www. and the Trafford Centre I have found beautifull dresses!!!Excited much? I was. All thats left to do now is decide which one I want to wear tonight.

Missguided £23.99
Have you ever shopped on http://www.missguided.co.uk/? I've looked on this site a few times but never actually found anything I wanted to purchase- until now. They have an abundance of gorgeous dresses perfect for nights out- and the best thing is the price- check out this beautiful burnt orange skater dress for £23.99.

For the past few months I have tried to stay away from lace dresses as they seem to have been in fashion for a while and to be honest I'm getting quite sick of them- come on this trend is getting so last year right? Ok maybe I'll take that statement back (or make an exception) for this dress. Only because of the cut out detailling on the back and sides and I really love the skater style too- makes it different from your last years lace bodycon style that everyone is sick of seeing.

Misguided seem to have lots and lots of this style dress in at the minute in different colours and materials and I'm loving them all and may even be back for a second purchase soon.

River Island £40
I'm loving the 70's look at the minute and this mustard drape bodycon is perfect for a party night 70's style. It is a web exclusive from http://www.riverisland.com/ and at £40 is not a bad price either. The only problem is they seem to be out of stock in most sizes but hopefully this will be available again soon as I'm dying to buy it.

Rare £37

Ok so not strictly a dress but still equally as stuning, this tennis style  skirt by Rare (available at http://www.asos.com/) is a great addition to any party wardrobe and has a bit of a sophisticated edge to it.

Colour blocking is one if the biggest fashion trends this season so I have been searching for the perfect party piece to fit this trend and may have just found it with this full cut design contrasting coloured skirt. Although it is not as bold as I would have liked teamed with bright top, shoes and bag I think it will look perfect.

French Connection £110
And finally- I am loving red dresses at the minute and this one shoulder number from French Connection is a real eye catcher. It is a bit more pricey than the other dresses but I'd say its definately worth it. Whats £110 if its sure to get you noticed?


54 Boy
Ok so I'm usually all about the lip gloss and love a bit of Lancome Juicy Tubes and Dior Addict, but this week I have been trying out some good old fashioned lipstick and I have to say- I'm kinda in love with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. I got it in a nude pink colour (54 Boy) and it has a lovely subtle shimmer perfect for daytime wear.

I love the fact that it feels really nourishing on the lips (more like a lip balm than a lipstick- but obviously with more colour). I even think I might be purchasing it in a few different colours for autumn as I would definately say that this colour is more of a summery tone- maybe I'll brave it and go for a bright red?

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Lady in Red.......

So this week I have been catching up on a bit of Audrina (a reality TV show based on the life of Audrina Patridge for those who don't know) and couldn't help but notice this amazing red number Audrina wore to a polo game. I absolutely love it- she looks amazing. The dress features a stunning fish tail and is completely backless- leaving me utterly jealous of how fabulous she looks in it.  She had it teamed with some tan wedges and this gorgeous lamb skin leather Chanel bag (one can only dream)  and I am in some ways pleased to say that I have managed to find out where one can purchase such an amazing ensemble (some ways I wish I didnt know as there is no way I could ever afford it- its Hugo Boss).

After much disappointment thinking about how long it would take me to save up whats left of my wages at the end of the month to actually purchase this dress I decided that instead of feeling deflated about it I am going to turn my disappointment into inspiration. Which is why I have spent most of today searching the www. to find red dresses and backless dresses at a slightly cheaper price.

Anybody interested in the results?

Yes- thought so- take a look at these beautiful alternatives:

£45 ASOS

£45 ASOS

£210 Karen Millen

£60 Oasis

Sunday, 24 July 2011


This week I'm loving Lancome fake tan for 2 reasons:

1. The absolutely ridiculous price it is at Superdrug at the minute

2. It's absolutely blooming fantabulous- I wore this for the first time last night and I am usually tragic when it comes to fake tan but this was amazing. No streaks, no roast chicken smell, no tango just a really natural bronzed look. I am so so glad I stocked up on this at the cheap price- I am told that this offer is not on for long so if you haven't got any yet I urge you all to get down to Superdrug now. Although for the outstanding results I got from the tan when my stock runs out I will definately be paying the £21.95 to get more, and my friend is not a fan of spray bottle tans so bought the Flash Bronzer Aqua for face and used it all over her body and it worked a treat.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Fake Tan Bargain

OMG!!! I really feel the need to share this with everyone as it is such an AMAZING bargain!!! On my Saturday spree I have found the most incredible bargain for all fake tan lovers! Lancome Flash Bronzer for face and Lancome Air Brush Bronzer for body at an absolutely fantastic prize of £1.49 each from Superdrug!!! The face bronzer is usually prized at £21.95 and the Flash Bronzer Airbrush is usually £21.50! Check them out on the Lancome website and stay tuned the tanage results.

What to wear?!?

Why is deciding what to wear to go out one of the hardest desicions a girl can make? I'm usually a dress girl but recently I have found the shops to be pretty rubbish- either that or I've out shopped them and already have all the good stuff (I wish).

So tonight I am going out with old old old school friends (I'm talking primary school here!) We fell out during high school and started talking again after a few years later but only the odd hi's. We recently met again at a christening and the 2 girls (lets call them Laura and Jodie) asked me to go out with them (probably because I'm such good fun to hang around with and they've missed me millions).

I said yes never thinking they'd call but they have and although I'm looking forward to it I am actually dreading it too. These girls are HOT I'm talking super HOT- so that means the pressures on right? And the dreaded what to wear tonight desicion is made even harder because lets face it, I know many girls don't admit this but we are all competing.

I've had a reaction to some new moisturising products recently and thus my face looks like disease. So must must must do a good make up job tonight- I'm thinking Estee Lauder Double wear foundation- nothing gets out through that beast- I love it. So now thats sorted I have the even harder descion of clothing and thought I'd share my options with the world incase any other poor girl is in the same or similiar situation:

1. The good old savior dress
You know the one you were whenever you're stuck for what else to wear. Everyone has one of these dresses. The one everyone loves and compliments you in. The one that suits your figure to a tea. The only problem is as the shops have let me down badly recently I fear the world has seen too much of this dress.

2. The PANIC buy
The one you buy when you fear there is nothing else. For me that one was this cut out dress from Lipsy. I love Lipsy dresses and although this one is nice I dont really think black is appropriate for the 'yeah you're hot but look at me look' I'm going for (again I wish) Plus I'm not feeling at my slimmest today- too much treat eating this week at work- (I swear the whole office is full of feeders) so probs not a good look with an inch of flab hanging out of the cut out section!!

3. The not really me but sould I try it?

OK so after hours and hours of searching for an outfit I finally clapped my eyes on this shorts and bodysuit combo from Miss Selfridge. I'm not 100% sure about it as it is something I've never wore before for a night out (as I say I'm very much a dress girl) but weirdly I like it- It really flatters my figure. Theres only one problem will I be out dressed by lots of fabulous dresses -(I hope not because if I couldn't find it with my hours and hours of shopping I'm hoping they couldn't either. What does everyone else think? Is this the right adobe for a night on the town? I'm wearing it with some gorgeous tan heals I got from New Look (in the sale for £14- bargain) and I'm undecided about the bra situation (do I need one or not?) My good friend suggested not but I purchased a new gorgeous one anyway just incase but also got some fabulous nipple daisies from La Senza so I'll make that call later. Or maybe the psychic I'm seeing later wil help with with this difficult decision?!?

Friday, 22 July 2011

Can't Live Withouts......

For most women there is always one 'can't live without' beauty product whether it be lipstick, foundation, mascara, cleanser- and why should we stop there? I never ever buy a new cosmetic product without reading reviews or recomendations- I invest a lot of pennies in my make up so want to get it right first time, but unfortunately this isnt how it always happens.  For the past 8 years of my life I have tried and tested many cosmetics- I've been majorly disappointed and I have been amazed by some of the products, thats one of the reasons I decided to start a Blogging frenzy! Here are my 5 can't live withouts:

1. Estee Lauder Stay in Place Double Wear Foundation.

I have only recently discovered this product and it is totally amaze!!!! I hate the shiny face look that some girls go for and this matte foundation is perfect for my skin type (oily incase your wondering). It stays in place all day and even through heat and lots of activity there is no fading- you really can look like a cover girl all day long.

2. bareMinerals Multi Tasking Concealer

An excellent concealer from bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. This is an absolute miracle worker for anyones face- after this was recommended to me by my local beautician I have told lots of friends about it (whom all love it too). It covers all dark circles and imperfections and leaves skin looking flawless.

3. MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner
I have always had trouble with liquid eyeliner but I love the look it creates- this is the perfect solution, it glides on the eye so easy and lasts all day (and night too) no need for re-applying- Yippe always a winner.

4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser

LOVE LOVE LOVE this- it gently cleanses skin and is perfect for blemished skin. I have lots of trouble finding cleansers that dont irritate my delicate skin- but this works wonders.

5. Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

I LOVE LOVE LOVE plumping lip gloss. If it's out there, I've tried it. This one works fantastically well, and tastes/smells absolutely terrific. I have it in every colour. Tastes too good not to have on hand!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

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A 20 something year old Product Marketing Executive working in the clothing industry. I have been obsessed with fashion and beauty since I was 16 and with my first wage I rushed into Harvey Nichols and spent the whole lot on Chanel make up. Since then I have enjoyed experimenting with different brands and now have a make up collection fit to rival any celebrity or make up guru.

My favourite brands include: Chanel, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, but I also find that sometimes its the cheaper brands that win my vote such as: Max Factor, Maybelline, Rimmel.

Keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends is key for my line of work and I am constantly looking around the shops and searching for new catwalk trends. I often find myself providing friends and family with advice on fashion, clothing styles to suit their body, make up and skin care, which is why I decided to start this blog! Hopefully my posts will be of interest to the rest of the blogesphere?