Friday, 29 October 2010

Winter Wears

I don't want to keep banging on about it but since losing 5 stone since last winter, my winter wardrobe needs a little updating!

My old black boots no longer fit my calves and look a bit like wellies so I started the mammoth task of finding some new ones!

I thought I'd go with grey boots this year, anything I can wear with black I can wear with grey right? After much research and many web searches and actually saw these in Office on a recent shopping trip. They are called Echo and were £98, not a bad price I felt, most boots I was looking at were over £100.

I also needed a new coat.

I went with this one from Laura Ashley. Its wool and I know it will last all winter. I love duffle coats, sooo cozy and very in right now. One of my lovely readers Claire was asking what my coat looked like after I mentioned it in my post about the purple handbag, so here we are! I don't like black coats, everyone wears one and personally I just prefer to mix my colours! I chose the teal colour because I can wear it with everything in my wardrobe, purple, black, brown, pink, grey etc! I have many colourful scarves that will go with this and hats and gloves! 
I still feel I need a slightly smarter coat but I may get one in the sale!

Do you love colour in the winter?


Sunday, 24 October 2010

Haul - The Nail Polish Kind!

I splurged a bit on polish over the last few weeks and here are the spoils!

Chop-sticking To My Story is a warm pumpkin orange hue from the Hong Kong collection. Very autumnal, its a little darker than the picture I'm not really sure what colours I'll wear it with yet!

Funkey Dunkey from the Shrek collection. I'm sorry about the quality of the picture but any picture taken with a flash gave a very false view of the colour, this is much more true to life.
I saw Mary J Blige wearing this colour on the MTV VMA's a few weeks ago and it jumped out of the tv at me, a little research online and I found out it was this little beauty. I have nothing like it in my collection.

Just A Little Rosti At This is a gorgeous medium dark red from the Swiss collection. It falls between those classic bright reds and the vampy dark ones. I really enjoyed wearing this one, it's similar to Malaga Wine but maybe a little more towards the red. This one really needs three coats to get it even, you can get little patches that need a bit of filling in.

William Tell Me About OPI also from the Swiss collection is a dark aubergine. The lighter friend of Lincoln Park After Dark. You can see more purple than black in this one. A great staple colour for winter. Again I would do three coats of this one as before it can be a little patchy near the cuticle.

Tease-y Does It is a stunner from their newest range the Burlesque collection. It has an amazing sparkle to it thanks to the pinky, goldy glitter within a beautiful burgundy base colour. Gorge!

Black Onyx is a patent black it has a lovely shine to it. 

Essie Sew Psyched is a greyed green from their Fall collection. I really like it, its so different from anything else in my collection and it feels like a very fashionable colour. 

I bought all of these from

Sooo, I guess that should do me for a bit. Althoughhh have you seen Essie latest collection, prettttty nice!


Saturday, 23 October 2010

No Mambo Jambo by H&M

I was browsing through H&M on Wednesday night when this little beauty jumped out at me in the accessories section.
No Mambo Jambo is a shimmery green teal. H&M have redesigned the bottles and I am in favour of this move, I like the new cap and the bold font.
I used two coats and wore it for two days with no sign of chipping or wear, I have to confess I got a little bored of the colour quickly but I did enjoy it for the first day. 

I am a fan of these fashionable polishes from H&M, they seem to add and remove colours quickly as they do with their fashions. These polishes are only £2.99. H&M have a selection of the line in their new online shop.


Friday, 22 October 2010

In Love! +

Today I became besotted with two new things,

The Bristol from ModalĂș.

I saw this bag whilst I was casually flipping through Look magazine. I wondered if it came in grey so hot stepped it down the the handbag department in John Lewis to find it.
No grey, but the purple was so vibrant I was instantly drawn towards it. I have a pair of leather gloves in this colour that contrast beautifully against my new winter coat that is a teal shade, and my favoured winter scarf is pink. I just love this combo of colours.
I'm pretty sure this will be a pay day purchase!

I tasted my first Hazelnut Latte today and it was deelish! I am only a social coffee drinker, I do not need it to get started in the morning or as a pick me up in the afternoon, however I do enjoy a flavoured coffee every so often, Starbucks is usually my venue of choice but Costa have an amazing Gingerbread Latte too! 
I'm sure the delight that was the Grande Hazelnut Latte I experienced today will be the first of many this winter :)

What are your new favourite things?


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A Ring Thing

One of my many obsessions :)

My most recent additions,

♥ Black flower ring- Accessorize £12
♥ Gold bling ring - River Island £7.99
♥ Green deco ring - Accessorize £12


Saturday, 9 October 2010

MAC Haul! +

I went shopping yesterday with the intention of buying clothes. 

I bought one top...

Most of my shopping involved drooling over the new MAC collections and making a large purchase!
So here are the goodies!

The Venomous Villains collection is MAC's most recent and one that seems to have split opinion. Some have been buying up the whole collection whether you be a Disney fan or a MAC collector. Some dislike the whole concept. I am a fan! I am a HUGE Disney fan and the combo of both MAC and Disney made me giddy when I first heard the news! I like that they made it edgy instead of cute.

The product most seem to be longing for are the nail polishes from the Maleficent part of the collection.

 I saw swatches of these and I have to say I wasn't totally in love. I reserved judgement until I saw them in person. As soon as I saw the sparklefest that is Bad Fairy I knew that would be a purchase but I think I got swept up in the hysteria around Formidable as it was the last one left. I have yet to decide if it's my thang. I'm just not sure that I like the two tone effect.

Bad Fairy is mostly a rosy toned glitter occasionally you will catch a green hint to the polish. The colour was great after two coats. It was impossible to capture the sparklyness of this polish but it really glitters.

Formidable is dark purple base with teal and purple glitter. It has as an oil-slick appearance. I wasn't sure about this one but I like it on. It most definitely needed three coats maybe four for a very deep colour. Again another sparkle-licious polish but the colour hasn't taken very well, I think this particular one doesn't translate well in a photo.

I also purchased a Mineralize Eyeshadow in She Who Dares also from the Maleficent quarter. Again this was a decision made on impulse and on hindsight I'm not sure how much I'll use it, however it certainly is a pretty product! The MUA had a swatch of the blue and green over a black Greasepaint Stick and they were incredible.

My last post was about the amazing Superslick Eyeliner I mentioned I was inclined to purchase more and I did!

Marked For Glamour, a gunmetal grey. Its a little darker than this picture would have you believe. I have this on today and I love the colour, to me it feels more casual than the black version a bit more daytime. Its not a flat colour either, it has some multi-coloured pearl when you apply the liner that dries to give a shimmery effect.

Defiantly Feline, a chocolate brown. I love brown eyeliner! I just think it look stunning with Mulch, Tempting etc. Again a nice casual, easy going look. As with the previous liner it has a pearl effect when wet then dries to leave a subtle glisten. While I was there I got a new Blacktrack Fluidline, a makeup bag staple!

I "Back-2-MAC'd" a few things that allowed me to get two lippies.

I replaced Lovelorn, a colour I had for about two days, wore once, then lost it!

Then I chose Speed Dial. I was really looking for an easy to wear pink.

They are different! 

Speed Dial is darker in colour, I feel Lovelorn is more blue toned. 

So that was what I got!! I forgot to get a new Retrospeck, can't run out of that baby so will have to order online along with a green Superslick liner!