Saturday, 19 May 2012

You're looking a little shirty

Maurie and Eve Sedgwick Dress
Equipment Lucida Dress
Equipment Lucida Dress in Animal Print
Zara shirt style tunic

So the new trend in town is the shirt style dress, and I have to say I'm loving it!

I first fell in love with the Maurie and Eve Sedgwick shirt style dress. At first glance, this dress looks really cool and understated but when you give this dress the time, the frost floral faint pattern and the brassy gold collar tips make this little shirt dress something really special. 
I do need this pretty dress in my life!

The second and third shirt style dresses are by the brand Equipment and like Maurie and Eve they really are gorgeous, quality looking dresses. I love the striped collar and the contrasting button placket on the second dress and as for the leopard print..... who doesn't need a little leopard print dress in their lives?

When I saw the Zara shirt style tunic dress I thought, what a perfect cover up for over your bikini on holiday or wear it opened with the sleeves rolled up over your cut off shorts, tank top & some chunky jewels. At only £35.99 this is a good investment item too!

So ladies, give your body-con and bandage style dresses a well deserved rest and invest in a pretty little shirt style dress for this new season.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

It's Caviar Dahling

So, I was lucky enough to order a Black Ciate Caviar manicure set from Selfridges before they had sold out! 
Ciate say "The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure™ came about when Charlotte, Ciaté’s Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, indulgent yet delicately extravagant.
The finished effect gives nails an instant sophisticated look.
Very Ciaté!"

I can't wait to try this out for myself to see if my nails look as gorgeous as the images do! 

The kit is available in Black Pearls, Mother of Pearl and Rainbow and costs £18. It includes 
1 x nail paintpot, 1 x caviar pearls, 1 x tray & 1 x mini funnel. 

How to apply:- 
Work on one nail at a time and apply two coats of the enclosed Ciaté Paint Pot shade.

Place your finger over the tray and sprinkle Caviar pearls over your painted nail ensuring you do this whilst the nails are still wet.

Once fully covered, gently press and compact the Caviar pearls into your nail bed to ensure durability.

Place the mini funnel into the Caviar pearls bottle and tilt the tray over the funnel to pour in your precious beads.

Once finished, leave your nails to completely dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

Voila! You now have perfectly Caviar manicured nails.

To Remove: Easily comes off with regular nail polish remover.
Full Directions can be found inside packaging.

Saturday, 5 May 2012


I have fallen in love with these pale blue Cody D'Orsay shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Phillip Lim have called these shoes "simple but grand gestures" which they sure are!

I love the high-fashion feel and delicateness of these pretty pastel blue shoes and how they look comfortable with the metallic cushioned in-soles. By day I'd wear these with rolled-up boyfriend jeans, tee and a blazer and by night they would be a statement piece to any of my evening dresses or a pencil skirt and blouse.

The problem I have with falling in love with something like these, is that, how do I get them?
The 3.1 Phillip Lim Online Boutique don't ship to the UK nor do so my only hope is that the UK Net-a-Porter site gets them online soon or hunting for them whilst I'm next down in London!

My search for these perfect shoes is to be continued............

Credit: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Song of Style blog for 1st image

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

My Beauty Essentials

Firstly, apologies for not updating my blog for a few weeks now, I have been unwell :-( but now I'm back on the mend and can get back onto the fashion blogging!

So today, a little treat from Selfridges arrived for me ~ my clearly mac trio make-up bags and my Nars Orgasm blusher and Turkish Delight lipgloss! 

I have been reading about the Nars Orgasm blush for a while now and after hearing of it being the"ultimate authority in blush" and being "the industry's most iconic shade for cheeks", I had to try it for myself.
As with the Orgasm blush, I heard great reviews about the Turkish Delight Lipgloss, even heard it was Kim Kardashians must have lipgloss....(and I'm a big fan of the Kardashian's look) so thought I'd try out this pretty punchy peach shade. 
As my pretty packaged make-up only arrived today, I haven't yet had a chance to try it out but as soon as I do, I will post an updated on it.

Also pictured is one of my new make-up bags with my make-up essentials of:-

HD Brows Pallette in Vamp
Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light
Bobbi Brown Blusher in Pink Coral (gives a nice flush of colour with a hint of sparkle)
Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Bikini Pink (nude/pinky shade)
Mac Lipgloss in Underage & Florabundance (neutral / nude shades)
Mac Lipstick in Lady Danger (vibrant bright red)
Mac Wonder Woman limited edition Mascara
YSL Mascara
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter
Barry M Lipgloss in Milkshake (a pretty pink shade that won't break the bank)

I'm also inheriting my Mums collection of new Chanel make-up brushes so they will be perfect to use with all my new make-up kit!

I like more of a natural make-up look so like either a slightly bronzed face with a pinky/nude cheek and lip and mascara or going for more of a vibrant red lip.

I'm going to test out the new Nars tinted moisturizer at some point too as hear that since launching it's proving to be a hit! With so many shades to pick, I figure going into the make-up counter to have the artist select and test the best shade would be the best thing to do.