Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Let's Hustle!

Hey Ladies

When I was given the choice of pieces from the River Island Hustle collection I knew immediately what I wanted, I've been after a kimono for a while & the one from this particular collection is stunning. Now I planned what I was going to pair it with but unfortunately postage delays means I haven't actually gotten hold of it yet but I tried it in store & can't wait to get it so I thought I would show you via Polyvore how I will style it.

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I wanted to get it published today because there's only a few days left to enter the Postcards From The Past Facebook competition to win nine pieces from the Hustle collection, all you have to do is spot the pieces in the postcard to potentially win £400 of clothing! Simple as that kind of like a grown up girls Where's Wally!

I love the 70's inspired pieces in this collection as it is just my favourite fashion time period, big hair, bling & glamour! The shoes in this collection are to die for you can see them on Kelly's blog, there's no way I could walk in those bad boys after a cocktail!

Hopefully it'll get to me soon & I can actually do a post with me wearing it!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Jemma Kidd Make Up Favourites

Hey Ladies

I've heard a lot about this brand A LOT A LOT. Now I've had a taste of the pie I can see why (that wasn't meant to rhyme) So I wanted to show you my favourite products from the range.

Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation

Light As Air Foundation RRP - £19.95 here
This is such a strange foundation, the texture of it is so light but the coverage is amazing, definitely a medium coverage foundation that dries to a matte-ish finish, I wouldn't recommend for really oily/ really dry skins but combination/normal this will be perfect for you. The shade range is a little limited & just for reference i'm currently an NC20 & I wear a light/medium, it lasts all day on me with a setting powder over the top, brilliant everyday foundation or weekend foundation. Thumbs up!!

Jemma Kidd Blushwear Creme Cheek Colour in 03 paw paw

Blended in & solid swatches

Blushwear Cream Cheek Colour RRP - £10.50 here
Firstly the shade Paw Paw is possibly the most perfect shade for me, I love anything peach & this is just lovely, not too in your face it just gives you a pretty natural peach flush. The main reason this is great is because it is a cream blush that dries to a powder finish, so if you've got oily skin & always wanted to use a cream blush but was afraid it would be too shiny or highlight your pores, try this it is beautiful.

Hi-Shine Gloss Stick

Bridge Town & Holders

Holders, Bridgetown
Hi Shine Gloss Sticks RRP - £10.50 here
These lipsticks are possibly the loveliest formulas I've tried, they are so hydrating & give your lips a sheer wash of colour so if you're afraid of strong lip colours try these, the Bridgetown shade is now my staple shade it's just one you can apply without thinking, its a brownish nude & reminds me of Mac Freckletone but sheerer which is better for lighter skins. The shade Holders is a nice red toned coral, maybe a little off season but if you apply it lightly you can get away with it any time of the year or just an effortless night out shade.

Overall I love these Jemma Kidd products, also I love the flat topped foundation brush but I will be doing a separate post on as it needs a good old wash before taking a picture. Totally recommend you give these a try, they're not too expensive & the quality is fantastic. My wishlist of products from the range has increased since getting them.

Monday, 21 November 2011

My John Frieda Selected By You Video

Hey Ladies,

I recently had a trip to the John Frieda salon in Mayfield to try out the new Precision Foam Colour in 10A Extra Light Ash Blonde as they are releasing some new shades in the range and with each shade they have a Selected By You dedicated video so I thought i'd show you the results.

It was such a fun day & most excitingly my friend Jade (who has a blog that i'm totally pimping) is in the video as well for a brief second, I'm so proud!! I really like the Precision foam colour (& i'm not being paid to say that) I did a review when they first came out you can see here & my opinion hasn't changed.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Essie Carry On Fall 2011 ... FINALLY!

Hey Ladies,

I am a huge nail polish fan as you all probably know by now, rarely do a see a collection & want every bottle (this is a good thing) but the Essie Carry On collection I wanted EVERYTHING. Thankfully Essie release miniatures of their collections so you don't have to buy four bottles full size but I couldn't find them anywhere. I got mad & actually just considered buying the entire collection full sized, I must have had my sensible shoes on that day & decided to just wait & if I REALLY wanted them to then buy them. Thankfully I didn't have to.

Index to little finger ---->
Power Clutch, Very Structured, Carry On, Lady Like

I also want Glamour Purse but that'll have to wait for another day, I love the collection all the shades are gorgeous and good Essie colours that aren't a pain in the arse to apply, 2 coats was all I needed!!

My descriptions will most likely be gibberish but i'll give it a go;
Power Clutch - is a deep khaki with a hint of gray, a really interesting shade & no colour I own already is like this. Thumbs up
Very Structured - A brownie orange is the closest I can think of, autumn to a tee, it looks like pumpkins/ginger bread men.
Carry On - A very dark warm purple/berry, really perfect for autumn but one that can be worn all year round I think.
Lady Like - It looks like a basic nudy/pink in the bottle but when you get it on your nails it transforms into an elegant pink with grey & lilac tones mixed with the slightest hint of brown to make it a warm shade. This is by far my favourite as it's so wearable & chic. It makes me feel grown up wearing it ... apart from the cheeky glitter nail I added of course, NOTD coming up.

I thank god I spotted it in Selfridges whilst trying to find the Illamasqua counter, saved me buying the full sizes so I saved money buying it ;) you know how my girly maths works!!

Hope you're all well, I've got a weekend to myself so lots of blogging will be done & scheduled!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

My Perfect Manicure Essentials & NOTD

Hey Ladies,

You know I love nail polish & like everything in life, the foundations & finishing touches you make make all the difference to the result & longevity of your hard work (manicure) so I thought i'd share my current favourite base & top coats with you. I own more than the regular persons nail polishes & of course base & top coats as well so I know what i'm looking for, I probably have at least 10 in each category, I can't resist the marketing crap that it will make my nails longer, stronger, keep my nail polish chip free for a week etc.

Jessica Nails Reward Base Coat For Normal Nails - £9.70 - LookFantastic
I actually got this by mistake, I won the top coat on eBay & the seller sent me this instead, I ended up buying it to get the other sent (I'm too lazy to send stuff back) This as the name suggest isn't a repairing type of base coat (which I usually go for) its for nails that are in a 'normal' state, well mine aren't but it is a really great base for nail colours on top, it fills in any ridges & imperfections and makes applying the colour on top more even & protects the nails from any staining from the polish. If your polish applies more evenly you need less coats & so its less prone to peeling/chipping. I love this stuff!

Jessica Nails Top Priority Topcoat - £10.60 - LookFantastic
This is supposed to make your nail polish last for 2 weeks by reapplying every couple of days with it after your initial manicure, now this seems a bit loopy to me & so far I haven't tested this out but what I can say about it is that it dries super quick, not Seche Vite quick but literally a minute longer, what it does give you is super shiny nails. Unlike Seche Vite it isn't a thick formula (which goes gloopy after 3 weeks) but a thin easy to apply formula which has all the characteristics of Seche Vite without the annoyingly short 3 week life! This is seriously good stuff & is officially my favourite top coat!!

Zoya - Kelly
I am totally obsessed with grey at the moment, in fashion & on my nails, so it was only a matter of time before I reached for this polish. I HATE Zoya polishes, every single one I have pretty much chips within 24 hours even on my bloody toes, maybe I have been very unlucky with shade choices being more chippy (?) than others but it's not painted (gettit??) a good picture of the brand for me & I won't be getting anymore (famous last words?) Does anyone else have this issue? Anyway this is the ultimate test for the top coat so fingers crossed its a happy marriage (resisting a Kim Kardashian pun)

Hope everyones well & If you love your nail polish I seriously recommend checking Jessica Nails out they have some lovely shades!!