Wednesday, 5 October 2011

It's surprising how many pairs of shoes I have, and yet none of them are a pair of good black heels. So, seeing as I'm off to an all black and white party this weekend, I took it upon myself to fill this void in my wardrobe with a new pair of suede bad boys. And normally being all of 5ft6", I'm now finding myself only just missing the tops of door frames. I can honestly say, I'm in love.

Monday, 26 September 2011

I love the Autumn season. Sure, it starts to rain and it's a little chillier, but that means that we've all got an excuse to stock our wardrobes with cosy sweaters and woolly socks. This sweater is from New Look, and is a gorgeous shade of rust. I also picked up this lace top from Zara whilst in France. They didn't have any left in my size but I wanted it that badly that I decided to just go one up and deal with it. It's such a pretty girly-girl top, so I love pairing it with my utility trousers (also from Zara).

Monday, 19 September 2011

I was very intrigued when I heard about GlossyBox, the UK's equivalent of BirchBox. I'd heard mixed reviews but, being the beauty junkie I am, I signed up straight away a few months back, however the waiting list was so long so I only got my first one this month. When it arrived I was really excited, and pretty pleased with what I got. 
The product that I love most is the HD Eye Brow Palette. There's nothing more flattering to the face than a pair of well groomed, well filled brows. My next favourite is the Neal & Wolf Harmony Intensive Care Treatment for your hair, which smells gorgeous. I tend to only use shampoo on my hair and no other conditioners, as I find that that's what works best for my hair type, however I'm happy enough to use this as it makes it smooth without making it any finer.
Also in the box was a sample of Plum by Mary Greenwell perfume. It seems a little mature for me, but pleasant nonetheless. I got a Kimia Exquisite Rejuvinating Facial System sample, consisting of an Exquisite All-Natural Face Oil and a Hydra-Activator, which are very refreshing but I haven't noticed any clear effects as of yet. The final product included was the Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing pack. I haven't tried it yet which makes this a slightly pointless sentence, but I'm excited to try anything exfoliating.

I've been humming this song for the past few days, so it was completely unintentional that I chose 'Signed Sealed Delivered' for the home-delivery service review...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Only a quick post on a some things I've bought lately. There'll be a few more of these posts in the upcoming weeks as I've purchased more than this, I just haven't had time to photograph everything. And with regards to these Topshop suede slipper shoes, these babies are so comfy to wear. Boring to some, but perfectly simple to me. They go with everything, and there's nothing wrong with a good pair of suede flats. Was also in dire need of a new purse, so picked this up from Topshop too (who must made a hefty profit from my visits this month).

Sunday, 4 September 2011

This is Mike.

I never thought I'd get to the point of blogging where I begin to introduce special people in my life to you all. And clearly I'm not, as I'm introducing to you my dog: Mike. He's a golden labrador - though many people tend to think he's cross-bred - and throws controversy to the saying 'a dog is a man's best friend': I'm no man and I can safely say Mike is my best friend (sad, perhaps, but true). When I get through the door he's always there greeting me with a present, i.e a toy, which he believes to be the greatest of gifts to give me, and it's hilarious watching him gallop around the wood, occasionally jutting his head out from behind a tree in a hide-and-seek motion.
Admittedly, this post is the product of rifling through some photos already saved on my laptop - spare time has been pretty rare this past week. I'd better stop writing here otherwise I'll be rambling paragraph after paragraph about Mike, but it's hard not to - I can't help laughing just thinking about him. It's strange how an animal can gain such a character and picks up little habits, much like a person. These last few photos are of him about a year ago when he was a teeny puppy, but he's still just as cute. Usually.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I got this bag by Dooney & Burke, and I absolutely love it. It's not something I'd normally go for, but it feels gorgeous and is surprisingly versatile. When I put together this outfit, it was pointed out to me that I had some safari vibe going on - completely unintentional but now I look at it I kind of agree. Also got these trousers from Zara when I was in France which I now seem to be wearing with everything.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

First off, apologies for being extremely late at updating, have got family visiting so it's been difficult to find time for the blog. I got back on Thursday from a perfect week in the Catalan region in the South of France. We ate gorgeous food, the weather was stunning (except for one day up the Pyrenees where we got caught in the middle of a random storm) and the towns and cities we visited were beautiful.

As we were right by the Spanish border, we went to Spain for lunch, which isn't something you hear everyday. We also went to Montpellier - which was a surprisingly lovely city - and, of course soaked up as much sun as possible on the amazing beaches before returning to dreary August weather in Britain. The one town I was particularly taken with was Villefranche de Conflent: after looking round the ramparts - which I do not recommend walking round in sandals - I explored the cobbled streets and came across loads of small delightful shops. I was in my element, and couldn't resist buying some soaps, candles and a selection of precious stones. The holiday was just what I needed, and would happily visit the Catalan region again.