Wednesday, 29 April 2015

OOTD; Holographic Green

dress | asos sale | £45.00
shoes | asos sale | £35.00
bag | vintage

Just a quick outfit from my friends birthday a few weeks ago now. 
I spotted this holographic dress in the ASOS sale & bought it on a bit of a win, 
(whim? .. I'm not so sure what the saying actually is?).
Moving on.. sometimes ASOS things look lovely online and not quite so much when you open your parcel however this dress was seriously more perfect in person than on the website. I love how it picks up the light and looks different from all angles. 
It's also cut really nice and not even a tiny bit scratchy which makes a change for a glittery dress.. 

Holographic and doesn't scar your skin .. what more could you need from a dress hey? 
(I'd add the little eye emoji here if I could)

Have you found any bargains or gems in the recent sales? 
Hope you're all well. 


Monday, 27 April 2015

April Monthly Favourites

LUSH Golden Egg Bath Melt
Whenever its any kind of festive event / holiday, I instantly think of the limited edition things from LUSH, sad I know but that's how my twenty one year old mind now seems to work.. 
Anyway at the beginning of the month I headed into the shop and picked up a few special Easter products including this golden egg as well as a few rabbit shaped bath bombs. 
I seriously loved this bath melt (even if it did leave gold glitter ALL over the bath) .. it leaves a really nice kind of silky feeling to your skin and smelt very calming too.
Mug Cake // Dodo Mug (ASDA/ £3)
Cakes are one of my many downfalls in life.. 
This been said I had been looking at mug cakes for quite some time now & fancied having a go of my own.
If you don't know what a mug cake is.. its cake making without all the fuss of messy bowls, mixers, heating the oven etc. 
You basically put all your ingredients into a large mug.. give it all a good mix with a spoon and pop it in the microwave for a few minutes.. so easy & so so good! 

The recipe I used was one from TESCO's website and was chocolate&raspberry..
I'll list all the ingredients below in case you fancy trying one for yourself. 

4 tbsp self - raising flour
4 tsp golden caster sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp malted milk powder (Horlicks)
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp sunflower oil
6-8 raspberries
10-12 chocolate chips or chocolate buttons
mix together and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes
ELLE Magazine 
Ah the ELLE mag stickers get me everytime, last time the latest fashion designers were made into fruit and veg that suited their names & this times animals .. Amazing.
A few of my favourites have to be Anna as a lizard & Chinchilla Versace!
Alexa Chung / IT
I don't think I will ever fall out of love with Alexa's book, its possibly the most 'Instagram-able' book ever created & its been on my instagram feed probably a few too many times.
I love some of the advice in the book and how its so easy to relate to.. if you're having a bit of a rough time, have a little read through & it will soon make you realise that the problems you have seem to be happening to every girl / woman and that its completely normally.. from heartbreak haircuts& what to wear to a festival.. we all need a bit of Alexa advice. 

Snapple Kiwi & Strawberry
Something else that is very suited for instagram, this perfect pale pink drink from snapple.. I admit I bought it for how pretty it looked but it actually tasted amazing, &something I would happily drink for the rest of my life (daily if I could).

Last but not least, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS .. for a good few months, two of my friends were speaking about Pretty Little Liars & how I should start watching it. After a few train journeys of not understanding the conversation (who the hell is A?) 
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and have a little watch to see what they were talking about. 
Now I'm not usually one of these people who gets hooked on shows but I swear my netflix app hasn't been closed for longer than an hour for the past month. I seriously got the Pretty Little Liars bug & have already finished all five seasons in just over a month and a half.. I already can't wait for the new episodes to come out. 

I hope you're all well, &would love to know if anyone try's the mug cake too. 


Monday, 20 April 2015

Some things are worth saving for; Miu Miu.

Way back in October last year when I went to Paris with my friend, we were looking in all the sunglasses shops on the Champs Elysees, now obviously I'm one of the many people that love Miu Miu and their perfectly pink packaging however at the time I couldn't really afford to buy myself a pair, atleast not without dipping into my student loan anyway. So when I knew I was heading back earlier this month I thought it would be the perfect time to invest in the perfect glittery frames of dreams which I had thought about none stop for the last six months or so.
I went for the green glittery ones in the cat eye style shape, I did try a few other shapes and patterns on such as the hexagon leopard print and circle glittery ones too, but these ones best fitted my face& I liked how the green glitter was quite neutral in a way and not too in your face, or too over the top (well, as not over the top that glittery glasses could be)

Buying them whilst in Paris did save me a little bit of money, around £30, &although it wasn't an awful lot I much preferred buying them first hand as it meant I was able to try the glasses on my face instead of just ordering them online& hoping for the best, as well as having to wait for the postage and then maybe have to send them back if they didn't suit me. 
Overall I'm so happy with this little glittery purchase& so excited to start wearing them properly over this spring // summer. 
Have you made a pricey purchase lately, or have something in mind that you're saving up for? 
I would love to know, & I hope you're all well too.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

OOTD; Gingham Two Piece

gingham top & trouser set | zara | £70ish
faux fur coat | topshop boutique | £115
bag | zara | £35
shoes | new look | £10ish

Sometimes I think unexpected photo's can actually turn out better than if you had planned them, I like blog photographs much more when they are outside/in some kind of nice realistic background but I'm possibly the most awkward person to pose especially when other people are watching.. so trying to get outfit photo's near the Eiffel Tower wasn't going to be easy. I actually complained when I seen these ones but after looking back on them I actually quite like them, and don't even look to awkward for a change (just abit nerdy looking).

Anyway, I bought this gingham set just a few weeks ago in ZARA and really like how they can be worn either together as a full outfit or separate. The top is quite low cut which isn't something I'd usually go for but with the peplum detail and the fact the trousers are quite smart, I think its a look that could be worn both in the daytime like here or dressed up for a night out.

I hope you're all well. 


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Paris // Mama Shelter

I don't usually post about hotels on my blog but recently me and my boyfriend went to Paris for his birthday, I initially wanted the trip to be a surprise so booking/choosing a hotel was down to me.. I had read about Mama Shelter on quite a few blogs, the main one being What Olivia Did, I thought the hotel seemed amazing from Olivia's blog posts and gave me a lot of confidence in booking the shelter for such a special occasion. I did read reviews about Mama Shelter too, but to be fair as soon as I seen the photographs of the quirky masks and apple mac's in each bedroom I was pretty much sold!
After staying in Mama Shelter for three nights, I can honestly say that it was everything I expected it to be & even more, although the hotel is slightly out of Paris (closer towards the Stade De France than the Eiffel Tower) both me and my boyfriend agreed it was well worth the few extra metro stops. It took around twenty five minutes on the Metro to get back to the hotel from the city centre and there are quite a few metro stations as well as buses close to the hotel therefore transport isn't really a problem, plus if you're anything like us it gives you a sneaky reason to buy a cake/pastry from the bakery on the way home..well, we were passing anyway of course..(insert the little pig emoji's here).

Speaking of food.. 
We ate twice at Mama Shelter.. once in the Pizzeria which was perfect.. think fresh handmade pizza's to order whilst sitting on wooden tables with vintage video's of James Dean playing. 
Secondly on our last night when we ate in the restaurant, we were seriously impressed with the meals we had of steak and Chinese chicken as well as some (just the one for me) very boozy cocktails.. 
They even have a whole heap of blow up rings as light features in the restaurant, what more could a place need?
Overall just the entire feel and atmosphere of Mama Shelter is something I can't quite explain, it was one of those hotels that you are actually excited to get back to, even in the middle of Paris, I was never disappointed to be heading back to our little room and I think that's something that not a lot of hotels can supply, hence me sharing my own blog post all about it& my personal Mama Shelter experience.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

What's In My Bag?

I hate to admit it but I'm one of these nosey people who really enjoys the odd snoop into what people like to buy or carry around with them. I'm often cooped up watching peoples 'what's in my bag' youtube videos or reading a blog post of what they have recently bought etc. I think deep down everyone is a little bit nosey & want to see what other people buy, so I thought it was about time I shared what I carry around with me on a day to day basis too.. 
My bag is this iridescent Vivienne Westwood one, which I got for my 21st birthday last year. 
It's probably one of the most expensive things I own although I do use it a lot as I don't want to just save it for best &it actually just live in the dust bag forever. 
Vivienne Westwood Purse // My friends actually got me the matching purse to my bag for my 21st birthday last year, the purse was a surprise and they didn't actually know I was gtting the matching bag. I cried because of how well they knew me& how lucky I am to have them as friends (getting soppy on a what's in my bag post here.. moving on hey..)
Glasses // Vivienne Westwood
Keys // pom pom keyring // h&m
Sunglasses // Resurrection - vintage shop in Liverpool.
Soap & Glory // Blotting powder to make sure my make up doesn't become shiny throughout the day.
Perfume // YSL Black Opium 
Lipsticks // YSL - Rouge Volupte Perle - Colour Number 112
Mac Matte Lipstick - Colour - Flat Out Fabulous 
Lip Liner - Colour - Fashion Boost
Burts Bee's Lip Balm - Chocolote & Berry flavour/scent
Chanel Compact Mirror
Tangle Teezer // Anybody who knows me probably knows just how much I brush my hair.. tangle teezer's are like a actual god send, sent from the hair gods shall we say.. Because I curl my hair regularly and kind of back comb it slightly to give in volume it can sometimes get a bit matted throughout the day, so been able to brush it without the pain makes it so so much easier.
As sad as it is to say, tangle teezer's have actually changed my life (wow, how sad does that actually sound).. But I would most definitely recommend buying one, although they are pretty pricey for just a brush I do think they are well worth the money.
I'm onto my third one now, after an emotional experience of leaving one in Cafe Nero's toilet and the other I kindly donated to my mum. 
'Technology' // Iphone & Ipad Mini 
Portable Charger - Tesco - £10.00

I hope you're all well& maybe enjoyed having a little snoop into my bag .. 
Of course I never shared the endless messy shop receipts and train tickets..