Sunday, 25 October 2015

Jo Malone/Candles & Cologne!

As I was lucky enough to get all these goodies for my 30th Birthday I thought they warranted a post of their very own. 

If you've never experience a Jo Malone product, your missing out. The candles are sheer luxury and fill your home with the most beautiful fragrances. Floral, fresh or fruity there's something for everyone. 

The Peony & Blush Suede Cologne is beautiful, a powdery floral with top notes of red apple really compliment the floral peony tones and the suede. I've had so many people ask me what this is when I'm wearing it and the staying power is pretty impressive to, I'd say 4-6 hours. 

The Velvet Rose & Oud Candle is part of the intense fragrance collection from JM, they are more expensive than the standard home candles and they come in black glass rather than clear, the Velvet Rose & Oud is a really nice scent for autumn as it's really warming, the rose being the predominant smell there's also undertones of clove, praline and Oud wood. If you tend to go towards musky scents this will be one for you. 

The Pomegranate Noir candle was a really touching gift to receive as not only is it one of my all time fave smells, but it was engraved, I don't actually think I'll ever be able to burn it! If you like fruity scents then this will be one for you to try out, pomegranate, raspberry and plum make up this beautiful scent, also hints of lily keep it nice and fresh. 
I would love to treat myself  (the house) to a deluxe candle, although if my other half reads this he may just stop me from going in there when we hit London in December....

Shop the fragrance in 30ml & 100ml sizes here & all the candles can be found here

Urban Decay/Naked 3 Palette & Swatches

I'm a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked Collection, and this palette doesn't disappoint. 
The wait for this to be released after Naked 1 & 2 was painful, but it's worth the wait, and if your on the hunt for a new palette this is a must!

12 never before seen shades and a mix of metallic, mattes and pearls, you'll find pale pinks, through to rich warm black browns, and I have to say autumnal eyes will be easily achieved using this. 

My fave shade has to be 'Dust'alone it's super pigmented and just beautiful, apply with a damp brush...and WOW, look at the difference....the left hand side shows it applied dry and the right hand side swatch is applied with a wet brush. 
Shop the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette here it retails at £38 like the previous releases. 

Friday, 23 October 2015

With Love From Liverpool/What I Wore

I love Liverpool so much!

Having visited for the first time a couple of months ago I couldn't wait to get back up there, I get so excited by all the history and the shopping, not to mention Peaches & Cream!
As I headed back with the in laws I thought it would be fab to go for a double make over with my Mother In Law, she has the most amazing skin and looks incredible for her age.

We were both given the ultimate Peaches treatment as we had our make up done by Kate & Nic, the owners of Peaches, and I have to say they didn't disappoint.

Nic did my make up, using a mix of Bobbi Brown and Loreal foundations to create a flawless complexion, she really went to town on my eyes, I LOVED them so much. She used a Lit Glitter in Gun smoke to create the ultimate in Birthday Girl eyes, along with the not yet released Peaches Highlighter, and one of their new unreleased glosses in the shade Babe.
I opted to have my hair done in the Ariana style that Peaches have been creating a lot recently, in ode to the stunning Ariana Grande. I felt a million dollars, as did my Mother In Law.   

My two piece outfit was perfect for this time of year, and was so comfy too. Shop my outfit by clicking the link below. My shoes were something I picked up in Liverpool but you could team this outfit with several styles of shoe.

Skirt: River Island


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Micheal Kors/Selma Bag & Saffino Purse

To say I was spoilt rotten for my 30th would be an understatement! Everyone went all out to buy me such lovely gifts.

I owe a huge thanks to my lovely Fiance for the beautiful gifts he bought me, I've wanted one forever and he finally made my dreams come true, a Micheal Kors bag, and purse! 

This is the Selma Bag by MK and they do a variety of colours in this style, I think the mandarin colour of mine will be perfect in the summer months as well as adding a pop of colour in the winter. 

This is the large of the Selma style so if a bigger bags not your style then this one isn't for you, but there are so many options available, not to mention colours! 
The bag is made of high quality pure leather and it will retain its shape no matter how much you pack in. 
It has a zip compartment, slots for your phone and keys too. 

The gold detailing and the shoulder strap really finish it off, and you know it's a good quality bag when it come in its own dust bag! 

My purse is a beautiful raspberry/fuchsia shade, and it's packed with lots of card slots and plenty of room for change. 

Shop the bag in the current colours by clicking here 
and the purse here 


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

My 30th Birthday Party/What I Wore

I turned 30 on the 11th of October, and having only just finished the celebrations I know loads of you have been asking for outfit details, I have another outfit post coming up from thsi weekend too.  

For my birthday party I opted for the beautiful bandage dress from House Of CB, I decided on black to stay classic, I don't think black dresses ever tire and it's something I'll be able to wear again. 
The bandage material of these dresses ensure you stay pulled in, smoothing any lumps and bumps, I felt a million dollars when I wore it and had so many compliments from my party guests. 

My hair and make up was done by the amazingly talented Rosie Finnigan, she transformed me and I felt amazing! She gave me a half up half down hair style and a beautiful shimmering smokey eye. I felt very glam and my make up didn't budge all night.  

I teamed my dress with my beautiful Louboutin Ron Ron heels, and some jewellery from Tresor Paris, that was kindly gifted to me by my better half. 

My nails were themed to match my outfit and were of course done by my fabulous nail tech Kelly Shenton, she encapsulated real feathers and glitter into them, I'm sure you'll agree they look gorgeous 
I have the best group of people around me and they made sure I had a party to remember. I have been well and truly spoilt to, have a post coming up on some of my gifts as I know loads of you were wondering what I got. 

Thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday too, you lot are so thoughtful!

Links to my hair and outfit:
Hair & Make Up: Rosie Finnigan
Bandage Dress: House Of CB
Shoes: Louboutin


Monday, 12 October 2015

Marc Jacobs/Decadence

Marc Jacobs latest offering is simply stunning, I was lucky enough to receive this for my 30th Birthday yesterday.

Decadence is, in my opinion different to previous releases in the sense that it's more musky and heady, rather than light and floral.

Italian plum, saffron, bulgarian rose, iris and papyrus wood give this it's mature and grown up scent.
The thing I LOVE about this is the bottle design, MJ always designs bottles that should be displayed, this is no exception. It's designed to look like a handbag! Even the chain is functional, it's so girly and adorable.

The fragrance has real staying power, a spray lasts all day, and I've had so many compliments on it already. Perfect for the colder months as it really is a warm fragrance.

Shop Decadence now in stores nationwide, prices start from £49 for 30ml, also avaliable in 50 & 100ml sizes.
The box is covered in a deep emerald green shade of velvet, and it really matches the scent perfectly.

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