Monday, 9 July 2012

Shoe Porn Priscilla…..

Oh yes these are not just shoe porn they are shoe candy for the eyes – Charlotte Olympia does the most amazing shoes they are full of character and have their own unique design handwriting – at the moment these are high on my lust list.

Charlotte Olympia Priscilla In Stripes suede platform pumps £645.00 Net a Porter (see more)

These babies are in fuchsia and red striped suede with an almond shaped toe and finished off with the signature designer cobweb plaque at sole and the heel measures approximately 150mm/ 6 inches with a 40mm/ 1.5 inch platform
Plus as the perfect attention to detail they come with an adhesive Polaroid picture which can be placed on the outside of your shoe box – as if you would forget which box contained these delights.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Website Of The Week Look Fantastic ….

This beauty website has been around since 1996 and if you love beauty it’s like an online Aladdin’s Cave as it’s packed with wonderful brands from the well-known to the more off beat apothecary type brands – the site covers everything from make-up, hair, supplements, electrical appliances to dog shampoo it’s literally a one stop shop.

I also love the way the site breaks down so if you’re looking at body and you want a moisturiser then it breaks down into balms, butters, creams, lotions and oils so it covers every preference. Shampoo is another great example as this is broken down into various options including black hair and I know how most mainstream beauty sites ignore this …. Plus they have lots of products which you can only find in professional salons etc;

Look Fantastic one stop shopping; these are some of my favourites…..

L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Force Vector Duo £1830 Look Fantastic (see more)

Reinforce and strengthen weak, brittle hair with this série expert Force Vector Duo from L’Oréal Professionnel. It’s a two-step programme that leaves your hair feeling stronger, softer and looking incredibly shiny. Formulated with Glycocell, a combination of Incell and royal jelly extract, the série expert Force Vector Shampoo and Masque works to fortify and protect the hair fibre. This Duo will strengthen distressed, weakened hair leaving it with renewed health and vitality.
This pack contains the following products: L’Oréal Professionnel série expert Force Vector Shampoo – Phase one in the Force Vector programme, this Shampoo reinforces weakened, fragile and brittle hair by depositing a super charge of Incell. Hair is left feeling stronger, softer and shinier. L’Oréal Professionnel série expert Force Vector Masque – Phase two in the Force Vector programme, this Masque locks in active ingredients and helps weakened, brittle hair recover strength and suppleness. Hair is left feeling stronger, softer and shinier.

Babyliss Hot Pink Conical Wand - Wide Barrel £19.20 Look Fantastic (see more)

Create classical curls with a twist of attitude with the BaByliss Hot Pink Conical Wand. With its wide barrel starting at 32mm and tapering down to 19mm it gives you more flexibility and control to create the shapes you desire. With 25 heat settings that you can alter throughout the curling process the BaByliss Hot Pink Conical Wand is the ultimate styling tool for creating classical curls full of bountiful bounce! This ultimate curling tool comes complete with a heat proof mat worth £9.99 to ensure that you style only your hair and not your surfaces. Also included is a pair of finger shields, a revolutionary idea to protect your skin whilst you style! Additional features include its soft touch handle, which will protect you from the heat and minimise slipping, as well as a cool tip so that you can continually hold onto the wand whilst curling. There is also a swivel cord to avoid tangling whilst you are using your wand.

Neal's Yard Remedies Calming Aromatherapy Candle £22.40 Look Fantastic (see more)

Transform your home and soothe your mind with the Neal’s Yard Remedies Calming Aromatherapy Candle. Hand poured in Cornwall, this non-toxic candle will fill your home with its beautiful fragrance.
The Neal’s Yard Remedies Calming Aromatherapy Candle is made from organic wax, making it non-toxic and soot free. Scented with soothing rose and geranium, as well as pure essential oils, this stylish candle burns for approximately 60 hours.

Jessica Custom Nail Colour - Street Swagger £7.80 Look Fantastic (see more)

Up your street credentials in this absolutely fearless vampy red hue- Jessica Custom Nail Colour in Street Swagger is a mouth-watering deep pink/red blend that’s just as delicious as a glass of your favourite red wine.

Natio Mineral Eye Shadow Trio – Almond £7.00 Look Fantastic (see more)

We have just discovered this range of make-up and love it – this eye shadow is fabulous as its made from pure mineral pigments, this Natio Mineral Trio Eyeshadow in Almond provides crease-free, long-lasting colour in three complementary hues – from shimmer through to matte!

Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion £7.96 Look Fantastic (see more)

Smelling good enough to eat, Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion is a non-greasy, naturally nourishing lightweight lotion that feeds your skin with milk to soften and honey, a natural absorbing substance, to deeply moisturise. Leaving your skin super soft, smooth and supple, Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion is perfect for keeping your skin nourished all over. It’s so delicious and gentle enough that it also makes a great daytime face moisturiser too!

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Cream £19.60 Look Fantastic (see more)

Just love this brand it’s so light, non-greasy and soaks straight in – it’s perfect for my dry skin -This creamy, antioxidant-rich Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Cream is ideal for the daily care of dry, weakened skin. Pure plant emollients, including rosehip, avocado and evening primrose, lock in moisture helping restore elasticity and softness for long-lasting comfort.

Jimmy Choo £27.20 Look Fantastic (see more)

Yes they do fragrances and this Jimmy Choo is lovely as it’s very crisp with ginger and it has floral scent with it from tea roses – a light easy fragrance to wear.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Holiday Shop Turquoises & Mermaids ..

Turquoise and deep greens are the perfect colours to add some colour to your holiday make up look the colour off sets your tanned face perfectly and add the right amount of sparkle ……..

Here are our favourite eye shadows in this colour way from Superdrug…….

GOSH Quattro Eye Shadow Q31 Aquarius £8.49 Superdrug (see more)

Four matching eye shadows put together in a beautiful colour collage. GOSH Quattro Eye shadow offers you the chance to create a variety of nuances. Quattro Eye Shadow is produced with a quite new technology allowing the use of ultrafine pearl- and micropigments. With this production procedure you get a remarkable intensity of colour in the base with fine micro pearl effects.

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Turquoise £6.99 Superdrug (see more)

At the heart of the revolution: a hybrid powder texture, a luxuriously creamy eye shadow. Intense colour in just a stroke. The formula is both water resistant and smudge resistant and does not run into fine lines around the eyes.

Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Blue Tempest £5.99 Superdrug (see more)

A foolproof new tool that shades, blends and defines your eyes for this season’s sultriest, sexiest looks. Inspired by our international team of make-up artists its double-ended application system has 2 distinctive tips designed to make smoky eyes easier than ever.

Max Factor Max Effect Dip In Eye Shadow Vibrant Turquoise 7 £5.99 Superdrug (see more)

Max Factor Max Effect Dip In Eyeshadows provide you with strikingly beautiful colours with high pearl and colour pigments, that allow you to push the boundaries and create colourful looks everyday!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 HR - Turquoise Forever £4.99 Superdrug (see more)

NEW Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel eye shadow-With up to 24HR staying power. Popping colour that glides on-Get inked! Our technology creates super -saturated shadow-Cream Gel smooth’s on for vibrant colour that does not fade.

Accessorize Single Eyeshadow Icon Mermaid £3.95 Superdrug (see more)

A range of high impact colours that blend effortlessly and last for hours. wear alone or create your own look with more than one shade selection.

Holiday Shop Flat Sandals …

As much as we all love our tottering heels when you’re on holiday and not in your flip flops nothing beats your flat sandals for tripping round in the sun and the heat plus they look great with maxi’s and your summer clothes.

Medea Ancient Greek Sandals £140.00 Kurt Geiger (see more)

A flat leather sandal with a toe post and intricate tooled leather detailing round the ankle fastening with a side buckle through a loop in the back as added detailing – in tan, cream and silver and sized 35 to 41

Valencia Black Mesh Slippers £25.00 Top Shop (see more)

Black mesh slippers with woven upper pattern- sized 36 to 42

Leopard Print Wedges £35.00 River Island (see more)

These wedges by River Island have been crafted with a textile upper and a plastic sole. The details include: a two-part design with a wide ankle strap, a pin buckle fastening, peep toe styling, a bold leopard print and a high wedge heel- sized 3 to 8

Ruby Black Suedette Sling Back Flats £18.00 BooHoo (see more)

In black suedette with a metallic heart embellishment at the toe, with a buckle fastening – sized 3 to 8

Flatform Pink Low Wedge £12.00 Miss Selfridge (see more)

Flatform pink banana print with a slingback espadrille low flatform- sized 3 to 7

Holiday Shop Bronzed Baby ……………

So if you’re looking to enhance your holiday tan and take it darker or just add some shimmer and sparkle or maybe just look like a bronzed babe then we have some fabulous products….


Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer £14.80 Debenhams (see more)

Free from talc, parabens, dyes and preservatives- the perfect bronzer for your face and neck to keep that post-holiday glow going to add some colour to your face.

Revlon Bronzer With Pop Up Mirror Sunkissed Bronze £7.99 Superdrug (see more)

Be a bronzed beauty with New Complexion Bronzing Powder. This oil-free formula gives you a sheer, bronze radiance that lasts all day, and stays colour-true. Wear over foundation or alone.

Rimmel Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer Sun Love £7.19 Superdrug (see more)

Shimmering maxi bronzing powder illuminates face and body.


DuWop Revolotion £28.00 Simple Beauty (see more)

Unlike traditional bronzers, Revolotion is a moisturizer that contains SPF 15 sun protection along with bronzing pigment and subtle shimmer. The streak-free, easy to apply formula is meant for legs, arms, back and decollate. Anywhere you want to show off perfect, glowing skin- we love this as it’s light, coloured so you can see where applying and looks great on

Darker Than Dark Self-Tanning Bronzing Lotion £17.95 Laurens Way (see more)

 For someone who hates celebrity I must say I love her products and this is easy to apply in a pump dispenser, it’s a dark chocolate coloured cream so you can see where your applying this – to me this is best for those who have colour on their skin and want to make it darker ……… use with a mitt and sweep from top to toe and we have found using a circular polishing motion produces the best results.

Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Sun Bronzer £8.19 Superdrug (see more)

Aerosol format sprays on an ultra-fine mist of bronze colour, with a streak free, air-brush effect. For a flawless, natural sun-kissed look for the legs and body. Lasts up to 16 hours and washes off.

Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Make Up Medium Shimmer £5.99 Superdrug (see more)

Instant natural sun-kissed look for the face and body with a medium shimmer finish.. Dries in an instant and won’t come off on your clothes. Skin feels soft and looks naturally tanned. Lasts up to 24 hours and washes off.

Solait Self Tan Matte Medium Wash Off £3.49 Superdrug (see more)

This Solait Instant Bronzer is specifically formulated to provide an immediate, flawless, natural looking tan. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to intensely moisturise and condition the skin. It is easy to apply and quick drying to leave you bronzed and ready in minutes. Washes off with soap and water.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Holiday Shop Summertime Strapless Dresses…..

Nothing shows your tan off like a strapless dress and is as cool on summer days or your holiday – the perfect day to night dress by just changing your accessories.

These are my favourites from the High Street at the moment …..

Shelby Sparkle Strapless Dress £135.00 French Connection (see more)

 French Connection crepe pleated metallic stripe dress is a pretty party frock, perfect for dancing the night away! Pair with strappy sandals and a sleek clutch for polished flair. Shelby Sparkle Dress has a structured bodice, zip and hook fastening at back and a fixed belt- made from 100% polyester and sized 6 to 16

Structured Bustier Pencil Dress £75.00 Warehouse (see more)

The Bustier Pencil Dress has structured frills in a bandeau style. A gorge strip down the centre and under the bust highlights your best features- made from 3% Elastane,97% Cotton and sized 6 to 16

Lilac Denim Cup Bandeau Dress £40.00 Top Shop (see more)

Lilac bandeau dress with structured cups and back zip- made from 77% Cotton,21% Polyester,2% Elastan and sized 8 to 16

Animal Bandeau Skater Dress £26.00 Miss Selfridge (see more)

Strapless bandeau skater dress with animal print – made from 95% Cotton,5% Elastane and sized 4 to 16

Orange Ditsy Patterned Bandeau Maxi Dress £22.99 New Look (see more)

Embrace the shine and let your shoulders feel the heat in this peachy ditsy printed bandeau maxi. It's the plaited tan waist belt that gives this dress a real boho chic feel- made from 100% polyester and sized 6 to 16

Maxi Dress with Strap Back £20.00 ASOS (see more)

This bodycon maxi dress by ASOS Collection has been crafted from a stretch, jersey fabric with a soft hand feel. The details include: a bandeau neckline, a tube style design with a cut-out back and strap detail to the reverse. The dress has been cut with a form fitting style- made from 100% polyester and in three colours and sized 6 to 18

Sonya Sweetheart Bandeau Mixi Dress £20.00 BooHoo (see more)

A bandeau top dress with a graduated floaty hemline – knee high at the front and longer at the back – sized 8 to 14