Monday, 19 November 2012
I was recently sent these Smart Gloves from Paramountzone and I think they'd make the perfect gift. They're so practical, allowing him to stay in touch and stay warm all at the same time and what man doesn't love a new gadget?! The site has loads of boys toys and cool gadgets for men so I'll definitely be placing an order for the men in my life!
I wore the gloves to a football match recently and was really impressed by how they kept my hands cosy, but I could still tweet about the game, text my friends at the same time! Must haves!!
Monday, 22 October 2012
And what better way to start than with this fab watch I received from the lovely people at watchagift.co.uk. In a stunning rose gold colour, my new favourite metal. And with a sparkly leopard print face, my always favourite print. This watch was right up my street!! The face is bigger in real life than it looked on the site, but that's a good thing in my books. I've included a pic of the watch on my wrist so you can see what it looks like in relation to a real arm.
At just £25 this watch is such a bargain, you'd need to really look closely to realise it's not a more expensive, designer style. I'll definitely be back on the watchagift.co.uk website as I continue my Christmas shopping as they have so much choice for men and women and the styles are all really reasonably priced.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
For Victoria I did my first ever Aztec nails design. A bit of a mix match of colours and designs meant she could work her outfit around it for the next night. When she showed her nails to her boyfriend he told her they looked like Spanish pots, result!
Monday, 3 September 2012
Now I'm not gonna pretend I'm some kind of expert when it comes to the technicalities of headphones or the optimum acoustics or anything like that, but aren't they pretty??? They come in this fabulous display box like a piece of jewellery and in a selection of amazing colours. Although I've got to admit I was chuffed to be sent this black style, they're pretty suave! But the piece de resistance is the beauty of a Swarovski crystal in each bud. I know I sound a lot like a girl here, but if they sparkle I'm pretty much sold!
Don't worry though they're not all style and no function. The headphones sound really amazing too, they come complete with various sized soft ear buds so you can choose the right pair for the best fit for you. Plus they have a wee mic so you can use them with your phone, and a button halfway down the wire so you can play and pause your music or answer calls.
Check out the full range on the BassBuds micro site.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
So yesterday I wore my polka dot trousers that I last wore here and teamed them with a black peplum top. I wasn't very sure about peplums at first, but I'm loving them now. They hide a multitude of sins and big lunches!
Saturday, 18 August 2012
In a gorgeous neutral shade and luxurious suede they look just as expensive as the Ash heeled styles, and they'll go with everything. As if that wasn't enough, a wee swipe of the side zip reveals a hidden touch of snake print. In my calculations that makes them two pairs of shoes for the price of one....and that makes the £75 price tag a total bargain!!
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
So now that the fabulous Victoria Beckham is adding to her ever growing fashion empire with a range of prescription glasses, I think it's time I booked myself in for an eye test...
|The gorgeous Mrs Beckham proving my point about glasses wearers!|
The range will consist of 6 styles in 3 colourways each and they will be launched in October. At a bargainous....ahem....£260 retail price, I think I'll need to start saving my pennies now and hopefully by the time I'm 50 and a glasses wearer I might even be able to afford a pair. Will you be investing in a pair?
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
BAM make Eco-friendly and ethically made bamboo clothing. Having never worn bamboo clothing before I wasn't really sure what to expect. But when I received a bamboo vest and pair of socks from BAM I was more than impressed. As well as feeling really comfortable to wear and lovely and soft, I was reliably informed that they are also temperature controlled, anti-bacterial, anti-static and UV protective. Multi tasking clothing - I like it! I'm actually wearing their Bamboo vest today, so I'll maybe squeeze in a wee outfit post later to show you. It's a really flattering shape and sure to be one I wear with everything! In fact I might need to invest in more colours too.
Have a look at the BAM website and let me know what you think!
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
I was really pleased with the outcome. What do you think...?
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Christian Louboutin has redesigned the iconic glass slipper in honour of the Blue Ray release of Cinderella later this year. And here's what the man himself has to say about the gorgeous lace and crystal embellished beauties.
|The initial sketch|
|The finished product|
The shoes are limited to just 20 pairs worldwide, and they'll be given away to fans in a give away. I'll race you to the front of that competition queue girls!!
Saturday, 7 July 2012
This week's challenge was to style a blazer. And here's what I wore!
Blazer - River Island
Shorts - vintage
Top - Primark
Shoes - Topshop
Necklace - FossilEach of the other bloggers look amazing in their blazers, what a gorgeous bunch! Have a look at Sarah's fab blog here.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Cowboy Teepee Tent was £75 now £50
Stripe Camping Stool was £12 now £8
Petal Dome Tent was £85 now £60
Bath Flowers Torch was £6 now £4
Petal Sleeping Bag was £25 now £18
Are you going to any festivals this year? Go on make me jealous...
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Anyway, I took a wee wander in Debenhams to see what I could find. The Flawless Finish compact on the Elizabeth Arden counter caught my eye. I remember my mum used it years ago and really liked it. And I quite fancied the idea of a compact foundation for a change - so much easier for quick fixes when you're out and about!
The girl on the counter tried the make up on me and I really liked it. She explained that by using the included sponge dry or wet you can vary the coverage of the foundation depending on the look you're going for. Personally I quite like a lot of coverage from my foundation, not that I have particularly bad skin or much uneven skin tone...I just like to feel like I'm wearing make up. I know that sounds bizarre!
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Not being able to wear a hat doesn't mean I can't have a right good perv at the beauties on display at Ascot though...
Saturday, 16 June 2012
P.S the next Lulu Guiness collection at Uniqlo launches on the 25th of June. Get the date in your diaries pronto!
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
The problem with being invited to an event like this - with the cream of the crop of the Scottish fashion world in attendance - is picking just what to wear! Getting the right balance between staying true to your own style, being a bit fashion forward, but not looking too try-hard is no easy feat! So I decided to follow my favourite mantra WWKD (what would Kate do) and recycled an old favourite. I last wore this Mint Velvet dress when we had a housewarming after our big move earlier this year and I decided it had the right amount of sparkle and high-end-high-street for the fashion awards. I teamed it with my new favourite Moda in Pelle shoes (they're so amazing they may even deserve their own post at a later date) and my ever faithful New Look blazer toned down the sequins a touch. I kept the jewellery minimal with just a long beaded necklace from Oasis.
Outfit picked, the next challenge was the hair and make up transformation, as us girls know, we don't wake up looking this gorgeous. Here's a wee selection of the products I used on the night, and a wee mid-makeover shot - including one remaining trusty Velcro roller!
When we arrived at the awards our first stop was the VIP red carpet to do some papping (next time we'll remember the step ladders like the pros). Unfortunately we missed Alexa in her Christopher Kane dress and the gorgeous David Gandy. But we did manage some shots of some legends while we were there. Brix Smith-Start was her usual eccentric self sporting a statement Louise Gray dress with a graduated hem. The designer herself then made an appearance in some rather fabulous clashing prints and a dash of neon hairspray!
The awards were amazing as you can imagine, with musical performances, fashion shows and Alexa was a charming and funny host. For more info on the actual awards, including the performances and who won what, check out the gust post Lisa and I did on Mabel's Log. It has all the important details you need! After the show we had a bit of fun with in the photo booth in the foyer of the Armadillo. Looks like we still need some practice before they'll nominate us for model of the year. All in all we had a brilliant night, we left the boys at home watching the football while we indulged in all things beautiful and fashionable, bliss!! And who says you need to be a VIP to get a freebie? Every seat had a bottle of Highland Spring water waiting for us, yip, my life is just a blur of glitz and glamour!