Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Handbag Must Haves

As you can probably tell, I am loving the new site I found recently ( It is a great site that allows you to create posts that look like they have come straight out of a magazine ! It is so simple to use and there are lots of different ideas to help you with your posts. I decided to create a post on items I find essential to carry around in my handbag. I surprised myself with how little makeup I actually carry around with me....

Beautysets - My Handbag Must Haves

Saturday, 29 December 2012

This Years Top Ten Beauty Products

I hope that you have all had a fantastic year and are ready for the next one to come. I know that I am early however, a HUGE happy new year from me to you ! Make sure you celebrate in style...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

December: Guest Post

The very lovely Brooke at Belts and Bangles has kindly written a great christmas post for my blog this month, which helps us all out with what to wear during the festive season.

Dressing for the Holiday Season Without Looking Like a Christmas Tree

When the holiday spirit comes upon us, it's natural to want to look festive and ready to celebrate the season of giving. At the same time, none of us wants to look like the office or school joke, and we don't want to wear something that will come back to haunt us six months down the road. Here are some tips for choosing everyday holiday apparel that shows your festive side while still remaining classy.

Look for fun ways to incorporate red, green and white

Red, green and white are classic holiday colors that immediately draw the mind to the season. The trick is to incorporate them into your outfits without looking like a Christmas tree. Look for ways to use basic accents such as a scarf or a hat that will look classy and stylish with other outfits. You can look for accents for both indoors and outside, or even a few hats or scarves that can double for both. Green and red scarves will look great with white sweaters, black coats and countless other combinations. White scarves can give you even more options because they'll match nearly every color in your wardrobe and help you add a little wintery flare to your ensemble.

Avoid ugly sweaters (unless you're at a party dedicated to them)

Everyday life isn't the time to bring out that tacky reindeer or Christmas tree sweater your grandmother gave you last year; save it for your neighbor's Ugly Sweater Party! It's far more stylish to instead wear a solid color sweater in red, white or green, which immediately call to mind the season, and perhaps match it with a scarf or hat in one of the other three colors. A flattering red sweater with a green scarf can be a nice outfit for the last few days of work or school before the winter holidays.

Use classy accessories

If you don't think you can make it through the holiday season without some blatant holiday accessories, choose wisely. For a festive celebration, items such as cute ornament earrings can make a nice accessory that will keep you looking ready for the holidays without being too flamboyant. In addition to different earring styles, other options that may be fun are barrettes, bracelets or necklaces. Just remember to keep whatever you choose simple and classy. By incorporating the holiday symbols in small, simple ways you can show your holiday spirit without looking like a holiday card.
The holiday season is a time of good cheer, when everyone's in a good mood and people gather to celebrate the season. It's only natural to want to dress up to show your holiday spirit! Fortunately, by keeping the above tips in mind, you should be able to show your festive side without wearing anything you'll regret when the ground begins to thaw.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas

I have been absent from the blogging world for a while now. I decided to take up a part time job to earn some extra cash alongside my full time job and have had no time to update my blog, but in true christmas spirit, I have decided to do a blog post on my lifestyle and show you how great my tree and living room looks this year ! (not that i'm gloating or anything!)

My family have always had a christmas tree full of snowmen decorations, each one as cute as the next. I now have a place of my own and decided that my theme would be gingerbread men, so here is a photo of all the gingerbread men I have collected so far;

I had great fun putting my tree up with my mum and we even managed to get some christmas shopping in too. I love special moments and christmas time always gives me a warm, tingly feeling inside.

Do you have any special traditions when it comes to christmas?

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Kardashian Kollection

I know that I am extremely late with this post but I just wanted to give my opinion  on the latest Kardashian Kollection craze !

I love the Kardashians. I watch every series and so like most others, I was excited to see that they were launching  a new clothes line in the UK. And whats more, it was available to purchase in Dorothy Perkins !

However, I was disappointed with their lack of variety in colour and style. It seems that unless you like black, white, green or leopard print, there isn't much for you.

Out of all the designs available, I only like 2 skirts and a dress. (below) so I am hoping that next season, there are a few more designs to chose from.

Green Crepe Dress

Black Lace Skirt

Black Bow Skirt

I was quite fond of their handbags and purses though. This is my favourite, and one that may even appear on my extended christmas list !
What is your thoughts on the Kardashian Kollection?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

X Factor Hot or Not


Here come the girls....

I watch X Factor every Saturday & Sunday but not becuase I am interested in hearing the contestants sing, but becuase I love seeing which outfits Nicole and Tulisa are wearing.

I thought that I would write a post on which outfits were 'Hot or Not' from the live shows of X Factor.

I have given my answers below, but have added a voting button for you to decide which X Factor Judge is the overall best dressed.

Here goes....

Week 1 - Saturday

Nicole Scherzinger

 Gold Strapless Dress by Kristian Aadnevik


Tulisa Contostavlos

Pink & Black Strapless Dress


Week 1 - Sunday

Nicole Scherzinger

Panelled Black Dress by IZMAYLOVA


Tulisa Contostavlos

  Flouncy Satin Blue Dress by Carlotta


 Week 2 - Saturday

Nicole Scherzinger

  Silver Long Sleeved Mini Dress by Inbar Spector


 Tulisa Contostavlos

White Leather & Draped Shift Dress by Alexander Wang



 Week 2 - Sunday

Nicole Scherzinger

 Lace & Chiffon Flowing Dress by Kristian Aadnevik

HOT (my favourite so far)

 Tulisa  Contostavlos

 Black & White Print Dress by Pucci


 Week 3 - Saturday

Nicole Scherzinger

 Long Sleeved & High Neck Red Mini Dress by Alexander McQueen


 Tulisa Contostavlos

Corseted  Green & Black Dress


Week 3 - Sunday

Nicole Scherzinger

 Plastic Futuristic Black Glitter Dress by Alpana & Neeraj


  Tulisa Contostavlos

 Black Glitter Bustier & Black Glitter Skirt by Milly by Michelle Smith


Ok, so now you have seen the outfits for both judges, why not have your say and vote for the best dressed

Who is the best dressed judge? free polls 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

All Saints Wish List

Ok, so this weekend I went into All Saints to find a dress to wear for my birthday, but I ended up coming out with nothing but memories of beautiful clothes that I can no longer afford !

I fluttered from one side of the store to the other with a huge smile on my face, (until I read the price tag) and even tried on some of the clothes that were my favourite, so that I could pretend that they were mine for a small moment of time.

I must have spent all of 15 minutes in the store and had already spent thousands of imaginary pounds !

Here is what I love from All Saints right now:

Biker Trouser - £295
Slip Boot - £155
Elissa Evening Clutch - £95
Ceylan Tee Dress - £70
Bolshevik Tote Bag - £195
Daiaki Shirt Dress - £120

What do you think of the items on my wish list ?