Friday, 25 July 2014

Topshop Tasselled Backpack

I haven't worn a backpack for at least 15 years. I have to admit, I didn't 'get' the backpack trend at all until recently. Suddenly something inside me clicked and I kept eyeing them up in every shop, looking for the perfect one. I spotted a stunning Alexander Wang while I was in Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't bring myself to splurge such a huge amount of cash on something I just wasn't sure I could pull off.
Enter this Topshop tasselled suede number. It's been calling out to me for a few weeks, every time I went into Topshop it caught my eye, and last week I finally caved. Something about it looks more expensive than it really was (£65 - not bad for real suede!) It's really nicely made, with three interior pockets and a leather drawstring.
I've been carrying it for about a week now and I really love it! It can be a bit impractical when you're shopping and need to pull your wallet out in a hurry but it fits loads of things in and frees up your hands when you need them. I'm loving it!
What do you guys think of the backpack trend? Are you loving it or not so sure? 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Summer Holiday Beauty Bits!

While the majority of my makeup collection is appropriate for all-year-round, there are a few products that only see the light of day for summertime and holidays. 
Seeing as it's prime holiday season right now, I thought I'd do a little post about my holiday favourites...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Awards Season!

I don't often do posts like this, but I wanted to say such a massive thank you to you all for your constant support. I've been nominated for not one, but two different awards this year; one at the Cosmo UK Blog Awards, and one in Marie Claire USA's Most Wanted Beauty Awards. I know it's not the be all and end all, but it really is wonderful to have such great support from you all, and to be recognised by some of the leading beauty publications int he world, so thank you.
There are lots of different categories, and some of my favourite bloggers are also up for awards, so if you get two minutes to head over and cast your vote, I know it would mean a lot to all of the other nominees too! Here's how to vote:

For the Marie Claire awards, all you need to do is head over to their website HERE. I'm up for 'Most Wanted Video Personality of The Year'. These close in just a few days on July 22nd

For Cosmo, you need to head to their shortlist page HERE to cast your vote! Voting doesn't close till the 29th August.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains

I finally managed to get my hands on a few more colours of the new Moisture Stain lip glosses from Revlon. I got my first one (Barcelona Nights) when I was in New York a few weeks back and instantly fell in love with it. These have a really unique gel texture that is unlike any other lip product I've come across before. Think Maybelline Elixir glosses mixed with YSL Glossy Stains - That's exactly how I would describe these.
The packaging is sleek and feels nice considering these are a high street product. They have a wide doe-foot applicator which I also really like. When you first apply them they go on a little gloopy. It's hard to describe, but it almost looks like a waterproof substance trying to mix with water. Persevere and really work this into your lips. Add a second coat and you're left with a gorgeous shiny finish...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Breaking The Silence...


I've been rather quiet on here for the past month or so. A month sounds like such a long time, but it's flown by and I'm not really sure where the time went. It's the usual excuse, I've been so busy I've had a hard time keeping up with my friends, family (and own husband at times), that this little corner of the internet has been left rather neglected. Instead of jumping right back in with my usual type of blogpost, I thought I'd share a few snaps of what I've been up to for the past month...