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Embracing Autumn

3 Sep

Hello wonderful readers. Are you in as much shock as me? It’s September already!! I will say in total cliché style that I don’t know where the year has gone. We’ve had a lovely summer and us English roses were very fortunate to have a heat wave in July.

Speaking of waves, it’s now time to start waving goodbye to our summer wardrobes, unless you’re jetting off in the next couple of months for a last ditch week of sunshine you lucky beggars! 


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This summer was all about embracing the new; pastels, prints, brights, and well colour… to my mono-boring clothing collection. I very happily adopted lots of new make-up, nail polishes, clothes, accessories and two kittens. Now it’s getting colder my mind is shifting to; snoods, boots, hot chocolate, coats and everything else in the quest for warmth.

However I still want to add some new so this is all about embracing Autumn.

I usually love wines, plums, warm greys and blacks and I picked a few items to mirror this in an outfit i’d wear back to college or university.


My essentials clothing wise is the ability to layer clothes. Wearing some black ‘boyfriend jeans’, a short sleeved wine jumper with a ‘peter pan’ collar and warm grey ‘waterfall’ cardigan. I like to turn to warmer, richer colours and these reflect some items that would turn my head in a shop. The Jeans are multifunctional as is the cardigan.


Teaming with some classic Doc Martin boots and a novelty bobble hat. I love my hats, I have a small knitted horde of them they’re cute, comfy and practical in the colder months which is perfect for me as I get ear ache very easily. The boots will be a great companion for my warm tootsies all I need is some fluffy thermal socks!


Keeping all your supplies handy in a black leather crossover bag, lets face it us girls like to carry around a lot of crap. Double that if you’re going to college or university as you have books and supplies and all sorts! A big bag for me is a necessity and I really like this one as it plays on the school satchel style. As far as the ring goes, who doesn’t like a statement pieces of jewellery.

My make-up palette will consist of browns, coppers, plums, berry reds and blacks. Here is some of my wishlist items.

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I really want to pick up the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk, followed by the infamous Kate Moss Lipsticks in the shades 107 & 111, I will be purchasing the MUA Chocolate Box shadow trio and the Sugar Plum Kohl Liner by Sleek – look at the swatch! So pretty!

What are your autumn essentials this year?

Much Love x


Rimmel Apocalips – Review

26 Jun

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The Rimmel product on all bloggers lips (geddit!) lately is the Apocalips Range, I have seen so many reviews on them I had to try them out for myself.

I picked up two in the shades Luna and Nude Eclipse..

Picture 522The first thing I have to say about these is that they are highly pigmented and there is a very nice selection of colours to choose from! I was drawn instantly to Luna for the understated orangey coral tone which is beautiful. It’s a thick consistency but it’s not sticky and has no particular smell to it.

The packaging is different which is rather nice but I don’t particularly like the applicator as it has a hollow area which holds the product.

Picture 523I find this can hinder a smooth and even application and often I have ended up with far too much on but this to me is a small bug bear I can deal with for what I think is a lovely range of lip glosses. I find the finish on these is what I would class as satin but they do dry more matte. They also last extremely well and I would definitely recommend these!

Picture 524Me wearing Luna on the lips

I hope you found this review helpful, do let me know if you’ve tried these and what you think!

Much Love x

The Week #2

12 Jun









This week  – Fresh Strawberries & Raspberries ❤ Summer Food// Do you like Butter? Summer flowers// Rimmel Rose Libertine feeling pink// Homemade Profiteroles  Heavenly// Chocolate Fudge Cupcake a very food orientated week!// Black & White Classic// This is Your Life It’s too short – live the life you love// Summer Makeup dewy healthy glow.

Life saving product of the week – Palmers Cocoa Butter Purifying Facial Mask… OMG this is heaven in a tube! My skin has seriously been breakout city this week (damn hormones). If you know me my absolute life goal is trying to keep the pesky blighters at bay. This facemask is a miracle worker on my combination skin. Smooth it over damp skin and let the natural green clay draw out all your pore clogging impurities allowing the deeply nourishing natural Almond Oil to get to work on your dry skin patches. Evening Primrose Oil, Chamomile extracts and Aloe Vera will help to calm the skin reducing redness while Menthol will leave it feeling cool and refreshed. Cocoa Butter will keep the skin nicely moisturised – give this a go if you haven’t already!! You’re missing out ❤


Summer Nails

12 Jun

I have been a little obsessed lately with my nails.

There are sooo many beautiful nail polishes available at the moment in a stunning array of colours. Every time I seem to go shopping another seems to make it home with me…I might have a slight issue (don’t tell!).

I am loving the pastel colour trends but have never been brave enough to try them. This year with my new mantra I have decided to adopted these little beauties. Picture 482

Left to Right – Rimmel Coralicious// Rimmel Pure Sin//Rimmel Rose Libertine// Barry M Prickly Pear// Barry M Blueberry// Rimmel Sky High//Rimmel Sweet as Sugar// Models Own Indian Ocean//Rimmel Mary Quite Contrary.

As you might be able to tell I am always drawn to Rimmel. Their colour shades always keep me coming back for more, today being no exception –

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I have also been drawn to Barry M’s new Gelly Nails range. Super cute colours with a glossy shine… what’s not to love?!

If you are a traditional girl and love your red and pinks have a gander at these…

Picture 484Something to suit everybody here, whilst giving into the Corals and Vintage Pastel colours –

Left to Right – Rimmel Double Decker Bus// Rimmel Apricot Pop//Rimmel Pure Sin//Rimmel Rose Libertine//Rimmel Coralicious (front). 

Pastels more to your taste? Check these –

Picture 488These colours remind me of Dolly Mixture…

Left to Right – Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Prickly Pear// Rimmel Mary Quite Contrary// Rimmel Pure Sin//Rimmel Sweet as Sugar// Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Blueberry.

As with all drugstore nail polishes I find they last better with a top coat and give them 2-3 coats for maximum colour payoff. Go and have a wander into your local drugstore and prepare to be mesmerized by the amazing colours – treat yourself to something new this year.

Tell me what your favourites are for your nails, any excuse for me to try something new!

Much Love x

My on-going quest for beautiful nails.

2 Jun


One thing that’s always been an obsession of mine is nails.

Even when I was young, I had a pretend set that you wore like rings over the tips of your fingers…I thought they were great! Many fun hours proceeded of pointing and tapping. Wonder what ever happened to those

My mother has beautiful strong and healthy nails, but unfortunately genetics didn’t smile on me and it skipped a generation…

Mine have always been brittle, soft and you’d think they were a bunch of bananas the amount they split.

Over the years, I have tried EVERYTHING; Supplements, Clearcoats, Strengtheners, Lotions, Potions… you name it.

So what has worked for me?…


let’s discuss nail care on a budget. 

First and foremost a nail mantra –

Treat your nails like jewels, not tools…

How true, we pick, scratch, poke, prod and your nails all take the brunt of it, poor little buggers...

You wouldn’t fancy using your diamonds to do your dirty work, so time to start holding your hands in higher regards.

Show them some love (your hands and nails that is) –

Plenty of good old calcium and vitamin A in your diet will help strengthen the blighters; yoghurt, cheese, milk…yummy. If your diet is poor your  hair, skin and nails can all suffer. Make sure to try include some diary in your diet each day – your nails will thank you for it.

Nail Bath –

Soak them in some extra virgin olive oil…sounds gross maybe but i’ve seen dozens of beauty gurus recommend it. Soak them in it for up to 5 minutes, as it’s rich in vitamins it will help condition your nails as well as promote growth. When you’re done, rub the excess in with your thumbs to prompt and increase blood flow to your nail beds, it all helps to keep them healthy and strong!

Filing & Keeping them painted –

Plain and simple, file your nails in one direction only (think of the band to help you remember if you have to!) it will help infinitely with splitting. Try to keep them painted at all times, even if it’s with a clear coat if your mood isn’t colourful…

Try different colours and funky cute designs, guaranteed to keep your nails stronger and make you smile!



I’d love to hear your tips, tricks and secrets!

Much Love x