27 May 2013
OK so I’m sure most, if not all of you are aware that I’m going to San Fransisco next week. I am so very excited. I have been there before 7 years ago and I’m excited to go back. It is such a beautiful city and the shopping is amazing. So in honour of that I’ve put together a few things I hope to buy whilst I’m out there.
1. Sephora CC Cream 30ml $26 – I’m yet to try a CC cream so I thought whilst I was In America I would get this Sephora one. I have quite a lot of redness in my cheeks so I’m hoping this helps cancel that out.
2. Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette – In The Nude $26 for 10 shadows – This baked palette is right up my street. I love the texture and finish of baked shadows and these are all quite neutral colours and they are what I tend to reach for most often. This palette gets quite good reviews and I am excited to swatch it.
3. Makeup Forever Mist & Fix Spray 125ml for $29 – I am running low on my Mac Fix + and I wan to try something new. I’m undecided whether to get this Makeup Forever Spray or the Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray.
4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush $26 – I have my eye on a couple of colours, Tipsy, Blushing Bride and Dollface. So we will see which ones I buy once I’m there. I have heard great things about these so I am very excited to finally try them out.
5. Marc Jacobs Rollerball Trio $38 – OK so I may be a little too excited to get a few rollerballs whilst I am in Sephora. I have no idea why these don’t get released in the UK & I hope this changes in the future. But I will be stocking up on a fair few. Along with this Daisy set I also want to try the Fresh Beauty Set.
6. Tarte Tinted BB Treatment $34 – This is meant to be a moisturiser, primer, light foundation, antiageing treatment, and sunscreen all in one so that’s some big claims. I will put it to the test!
7. Maybelline Baby Lips $2.99 – I have 2 of these already and love them so will buy a few more but the picture of these in my wish list really represents the fact that I want to go to some American Pharmacies or Drugstores to buy a few things. Especially a few Wet n Wild things and some of the Drew Barrymore line Flower Cosmetics. I am so excited to go to Target & Wallgreens.
If you have any must have US beauty buy suggestions for me – please let me know!
25 Feb 2013
It’s mothers Day in the UK on the 10th of March and I thought I’d do a little roundup of gifts I know my Mum would like. I have bought her something off my list. Can’t say what in case she is reading. (hello mum x)
There is nothing more luxurious and as beautifully scented as a Jo Malone Candle. It is one of those things that you very rarely buy yourself so it makes the best gift. The Pomegranate Noir one is just lovely the scent fills the room even after you have blown it out. The YSL Youth Liberator Gift Set is a great luxurious skincare set, my mum is really into looking after her skin and looks amazing for her age. I am hoping that I look as good in 20 years! This set contains 30ml serum, 7ml creme and a 3ml eye crème. A great introduction to YSL skincare.
The Orla Kiely recipe box is great for any mum that likes to cook and a perfect place to keep recipes. Its stylish and practical, my Mum has so many pages ripped out of magazines and hand written recipes on scraps of paper, this box would be a great place to store them. I want this Mulberry Scarf for myself. It’s so nice and made of Cashmere – I can only imagine how soft this is and of course super stylish. I would buy this for my mum but then promptly pinch it never to return it. A scarf can really make an outfit look chic and give a great pop of colour.
Betty’s Handmade Macaroons – How delicious do these look. It seems like the world has gone Macaroon mad & I’m so on bored with that. I love them and could eat the whole box. My mum would love a box of these dainty delights. The packaging is so pretty and you just know whatever is inside will be delicious. The Grace Coddington’s Memoir’s- I’ve heard this is such a great read. My mum would love this book as an avid reader of Vogue for many years and again after she had finished with it I’d pinch it.
I love nothing more than having a catchup with my mum over a nice cup of tea and its even better when the tea is in a nice China Cup and Saucer. This blue and white one from Whittard’s is simple and pretty. I may have to get two of these so we have one each.
Have you any idea’s of what to get your Mum for Mother’s Day? Or have you done a post like this – if so let me know in the comments.
14 Feb 2013
1. Not a Hater Top 2. Emma Bridgewater Heart Shaped Tin 3. I love You to the Moon and Back Print 4. Diptyque Rose Duet limited edition candle 5. Set of Two Love Mugs 6. Mulberry Valentines Alexa Handbag
My hubby and I don’t really buy into Valentines Day – I get a cup of tea in bed every morning and have done for 13 years (lucky me). We try and do romantic things as often as we can and it kind of weirds me out that people are almost forced / shamed into buying things on one day of the year. Also it is our anniversary at the end of February so we like to mark that occasion.
I do like the products that some companies market as Valentines gifts so if money was no object above are a few of the things I would buy myself this year. The Mulberry Handbag is just beautiful! My dream handbag for sure. Also the jumper looks so comfy and cute.
Do you celebrate Valentines is it a special date in your calendar? Let me know if it is & what you were lucky enough to receive or in fact buy yourself! This is 2013 and we sure as hell don’t need to wait for someone else to buy us pretty things – we can buy them ourselves if we want.
13 Jan 2013
I’ve been in my new house for just coming up to 4 months now. I can’t believe its been that long. I still have boxes that need unpacking. We are hoping to be in this house for about 18 months (I love to move on) and have been trying to make it feel like home.
I love to browse Etsy and try to buy from handmade / small business owners where possible. I’ve been buying some art for my boring magnolia walls and wanted to share with you some things I’ve bought & a few things that I have my eye on.
I love filling my walls with quirky artwork & I love spending hours browsing Etsy. There is so much on there. Etsy has lots to offer and so far I’ve bought art, jewellery, makeup and so many cool things. If you haven’t already then I urge you to pop over & check out this emporium of wonders.
Where do you buy your art from? I am always looking for ideas and inspiration.
14 Nov 2012
I think at the top of my wishlist is the Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Gift Set £30 you get 5 mini lip stains and I have been lusting after them for so long. SO when I saw that they were bringing out a set for Christmas I knew it would be top of my list. I am hoping the hubby has taken the million and one hints I have been dropping & this is under my tree in Christmas Day.
Next up is the Darphin Intral Discovery Set for Sensitive Skin Types £29 – I’m really trying to find some good skincare that works well for my crappy skin & I’ve heard good things about this brand. This Little set of miniatures would be a great way to test out a couple of products.
I like the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and this Liz Earle Skincare Starter Gift Set £17.50 it comes with the C&P, a cloth and also a mini Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer. I love face sprays and I am really wanting to try this Liz Earle one.
I have one Buxom Lip Gloss from Bare Minerals and use it all the time. This mini set of 6 is so cute and I would put it to good use. That’s almost a gloss for everyday. Bare Minerals Time To Shine Lip Collection £26
Laura Mercier have a fantastic range of Skincare & Makeup, I only wish I had an endless pot of money so I could buy it all. I’m really liking the look of this Colour-To-Go Portable Palette for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips – Warm Neutrals £30. I Don;t own too many palettes and this would be the perfect option for travelling. It has everything you need. It’s so cute.
I have been enjoying reading everyone else’s wish lists – if you have done a Christmas Wishlist leave me a link. Fingers crossed santa gets my list
27 Oct 2012
These are the things I have been lusting over this past week. The new Models Own Wonderland Box Set is so pretty. I tried to buy them in Manchester but they were all sold out. The Stila Smudge Stick Set is great value for money and I made my hubby take a photo of it on his iPhone so he can get it for my Christmas (fingers crossed).
This Smokey Eyes Quad in Tawney from Topshop would be great for travelling – the four shades are really pretty and they’re the sort of colours I’d get ao much wear out of. I live in neutral eyeshadows. The Emu Oil Eye Cream has always intrigued me. I like the sound of it & my under eyes need all the help they can get.
Origin bring out great value gift sets at Christmas and this year there are so many I like the look of. This Let it Glow set is top of my list. Lastly The Body Shop Coconut Lip gloss sounds so nice. I love anything coconut it’s one of my favourite scents.
Have you tried any of these products? Or are you lusting after any of them?
5 Oct 2012
I forgot to post this on Wednesday so I thought I’d pop it up today. There are so many lovely products I’ve got my eye on at the moment and it happens to be my Birthday on Monday so I’m hoping to get some gift cards so I can pick up some makeup items.
I have heard great things about the Dr Jarts BB Cream and I really want to try it. I love BB creams and love the light coverage they give. Benefit have done it again with these cute sets. They are so sweet and think they’d make great gifts. I am a complete blush addict and have swatched this Soap and Glory blush loads in Boots – I think it’s a lovely flush of colour for Autumn and lastly the Kate Moss Lipsticks for Rimmel are so nice and I like the range of colours. I noticed that they’re on 3 for 2 at the moment in Boots so will definitely pick some up.
What is on your wish list?
25 Sep 2012
When it comes round to the colder months I really feel my skin and hair start to change it goes really dry and dull so this weeks wishlist (my first one) is mostly focused on products to help brighten the complexion & look of your skin and hair.
I’m so excited to get my hands on some of the Avon Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in Treatment it sounds so good. Also every time I’m at the Benefit counter I swatch the Watts Up & I always talk myself out of buying it – NO MORE, next time I will buy it. I’ve lusted after it for far too long!! Have you tried any of the products on my list?