Sunday, June 16, 2013

Beauty Favourites

The lovely people over at Skinetica sent me a bottle to try, and i was very impressed with the results. Weather you are prone to break outs or just get the odd spot here and there, this is very handy to have it is now my go to product if a pesky blemish pops up. I hate harsh spot treatments with lots of chemicals so Skinetica is a great alternative. 

These little shine absorbing sheets are now my absolute handbag essential. I have combination skin and tend to get oily in my T-zone through out the day which i hate. You use one sheet to blot away any excess oil which leaves you shine free and you make-up still on. love them!
I have gone through many hand creams over the years but i adore this one. I have tried high end brands but my favourite comes down to high street favourite Nivea. It makes my hands feel lovely and soft and i just cannot get enough of the smell! it reminds me of holiday and who wouldn't want to be reminded of sunny climates. 
Another handbag essential for me I guarantee you soft lips with this lip balm. Burts Bee's lip balms are natural  and leave your lips feeling soft and nourished. 
I use Mac studio finish concealer daily and i think it is amazing. It does exactly what you want from concealer covers up blemishes and dark circles and stays put all day long. It has a creamy like texture and you need a tiny amount which i dab on with my finger. I great tip I was told is to put your concealer over your foundation, if you put it on before you will wipe it off when you apply your foundation. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Vogue Festival - Michael Kors

I went to the Vogue Festival last Saturday accompanied by my beautiful Mum. We attended the Michael Kors and Yasmin Le Bon American Dream talk. You were allowed to browse round the festival stands for an hour before the talk, which unfortunately wasn't enough time. I was excited for the Vogue braid bar so went straight to the queue and decided on a boho braid (pictured above) while my Mum got a cute wrap around braid. If only i knew how to style my hair like that myself! I was pleased to experience the Vogue braid bar, however it was then time to see the talk and we didn't get a chance to see any other stands which was quite disappointing.

The hugely talented Michael Kors was joined by model Yasmin Le Bon for an interesting discussion on his rise to success. Kors is charming outgoing and funny, he had the audience laughing including myself as him and Yasmin reminisced over catwalk mishaps and wardrobe malfunctions.
The American designer recalled his earliest fashion memory aged 5 when his Mother was trying on her wedding dress and he exclaimed "what are all those bows" she decided he might be onto something and got them removed resulting in a beautiful transformation of the dress. Confirming his eye for fashion at such a young age.

Kors dropped out of college and first began selling his clothes in Bergdorf Goodman after the buyers loved his designs. This was where it all began his 1st catwalk show was in the fall of 84, he then went onto work at French fashion house Celine going from designer to creative director. After turning the brand around he left in 2003 to concentrate on his growing fashion empire.

Best known for his sports-luxe aesthetic he seems to understand women's bodies well. He has "never thought of models as mannequins" and swears by the motto the women should wear the dress not the dress wear the women. It is all about being confident in your own skin and what you are wearing.
He has no regrets "you have to make mistakes, try things to get to the next step. Fashion is living breathing and moving", curiosity is key as the designer gets inspiration from everywhere "sometimes even something bad can influence you". Such as seeing people wearing sweatsuits on planes made him think "surely there is a more stylish way to be comfy!" which the audience found hilarious.

Michael continued to openly chat away, it was a wonderfully inspiring insight into the man behind the Fashion house, he also gave some great advice if fashion is where your heart is get a job in retail. It is where it all begins therefore it is great to start from the beginning as you get a greater understanding.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Baby It's cold outside...

hat h&m, scarf tie rack, jumper zara, jacket h&m at Selfridges, jeans Topshop, Ugg boots Selfridges, bag Vivienne Westwood

The snow has now been and gone, I love to admire snow but I'm not really one to play in it. I was hoping for the beautiful white flakes to fall around Christmas time but it wasn't meant to be. However as much as i don't enjoy throwing snow balls i did see it as a perfect photo opportunity for the blog! and the chance to show off my gorgeous new bag from the man (i know lucky girl!) I believe a great bag can make an outfit, and just like Vivienne Westwood herself this pink snake skin creation is unique and fabulous.   

Sunday, January 13, 2013


If you didn't know about Beyonce's tumbler account yet, you do now. You can now delve a little into the singers exciting life, as she posts intimate family snaps, and various outfit ensembles that will give you serious wardrobe envy! Here's some of my favourites..
Beyonce I Am