Friday, 25 January 2013

I love this shirt, mainly because of the pattern. At £12.99 it's a steal so how can you go wrong. It reminds me a lot of the Topshop unique a/w 12 pattern too which i think makes me like it even more!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

home decor...

Homewear - Okay I'll admit this is a bit of a strange one when it comes to a fashion and beauty blog but I think I might have an addiction. Over the past 2 years I have become home decor crazy. I buy everything from duvet sets to book shelves and everything in between. Now For those who are still living at home or like me have a gang of housemates decorating communal areas may be a bit out of your control but this doesn't mean you cant enjoy decorating your own space! My room is my haven, impeccably neat and clean (although that is down to my OCD tendencies) it's the once place I can call my own and I love decorating it! If you hadn't noticed from my top six picks on my homewear wish list I love neutrals and hints of metallic and if I had my way my room would be feminine luxury with a few  retro twists. Although, being a student I think this fantasy will be left to my dreams until I get a place all of my own.

My top tip when looking into homewear is to check out your favourite fashion retailers to see if they have 'home' collections too. My best discovery was Zara home for gorgeous pieces which would make perfect additions my fantasy home and existing bedroom, although I'm not sure my bank balance would agree it was such a great discovery. Urban Outfitters, Next, H&M, M&S, habitat and Argos also come top of my list for great finds!

Heres hoping I've inspired you to get creative and start to decorate your space!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Winter hates hands...

It's time to show your hands some love as we are thrown head first into the cold snap this winter. I have neglected my hands over the years and this winter they fought back with a vengeance. Dry, irritable with nails not even a dog would accept. My hands were looking horrific. So I started to give them the love they deserve. These are just a few of the products that got them up to scratch....

Nivea Creme
Now my mum uses this and her mum uses it and so on and who am I to mess with tradition? As soon as I picked this up my hands were in heaven. This has to be my fail safe product for dry skin but it never occurred to me to use it as a hand cream. It's super thick and gives your skin a much needed injection of moister from the very first application. Although I do warn you it takes a few minutes to soak in so I would suggest it as a night time regime. Maybe whilst your sat in-front of the T.V?

Hand food
What can I say this is a no brainer and every beauty guru's must have. Soup and Glory do an array of amazing products but this has to be one of the best, nourishing and with that classic Soap and Glory smell we all know and love there's nothing not to like. Plus it comes in a mini size so it's the perfect handbag staple.

O.P.I Nail Envy
Ranted and raved about this product is something I had always been curious to try but with a price tag of £18.00 I needed a little more convincing before I forked out the cash. So when I saw it in the clearance section at sally's for £8.09 I couldn't say no. And I can honestly admit that I should have payed the £18.00 for this years ago it does exactly what it says on the tin and is keeping my nails strong and long.

Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover
I was a bit well, weirded out when I was introduced to this product. The idea of scraping skin off you nails is, lets be honest,  a little bit disgusting on all accounts. The first time It happened to me I hated it but I was amazed at how much prettier my hands looked. Neat nails are definitely the way forward. Now I just have to work out how make it less disgusting. 

Essie 'Wicked'
The finishing touch. It's all well and good having nice looking hands and nails but when you want to show them off you need a bit of colour. This Essie colour has to be my go to nail varnish for winter, dark and vampy with just a hint of red to spice things up a bit.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

This week my weekly want is at Topshop and if you haven't noticed this is one of my favourite shops but don't worry my wants will have variety! And what can I say about this week I'm a sucker for stripes...

New Year new blog...

Right. This is it. My blog is getting a re-vamp...

No more slacking my new years resolution is to get back to what I was going when I started this blog posts at-least three times a week. That's right and it's going to have some structure. I'm going to introduce some regular posts that will encourage me to step it up when it comes to posting!

1. Weekly wants... / Wish list
     - A quick and simple post that includes the item(s) I have seen that week and am lusting over.

2. Whats new?
    - My favour purchases of the month/week

     - We all know what that means don't we?

4. Monthly favourites.../ Great discovery
    - My favourite items of the month from clothes and makeup to music or just a great discovery.

Along with these regulars my blog will be peppered with features on everything from budget shopping to week in photo.

I hope you stick with me while i re-dedicate myself to my much loved blogging.