Friday, 30 March 2012

iPhone Cases by Amy Sia

I'm completely obsessed with these iPhone cases by Amy Sia and this one is top of my birthday wish list. My £2 pink case purchased via eBay is now falling apart - I'm kinda clumsy and my phone has been dropped on pavements and the wooden floor of my lounge more times than I'd like to admit. I'm in desperate need of a replacement. Which one would you choose?

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Things I Love

When the sun is shining, like it is right now, I'm already happy. My troubles melt away and all is right with the world. Here are a few more things that have made me smile this week. 

#1. Boob Beanie. I'm not saying I'd personally buy one when parenthood comes around but I do love that it sort of takes the mickey out of those people who think breastfeeding in public is unsavoury.

#2. Toms now do ballet flats

#3. A retro camera case for the iPhone (via Babble). How neat is this for times when you don't want to carry around your heavy SLR but still want to take photos? The iPhone might be my favourite invention yet.

#4. Typography Art (via etsy) - I'm so close to buying this print!  

#5. Cookie Pocket - who doesn't need one of these? Genius! Must buy now.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

March GlossyBox - Harrods Edition!

Hi girls! This month's GlossyBox was my favourite yet so I thought it was worth a quick share here. It was the Harrods Edition and featured some pretty gorgeous green and gold Harrods ribbon. Doesn't take much for me to get excited does it?!

march glossybox review

I'm a huge fan of three out of the five brands that made the cut - Lancome Juicy Tubes (featured in my recent wish list), Bliss and Clarins. This time, each item is a really decent sized 'sample' which is great. The retail value of the box as a whole is very high making the £10 fee seem like a steal. Here's a closer look at the contents:

march glossybox

  1. Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter - love this.
  2. Lancome Juicy Tubes in Toffee - I can't get enough of Juicy Tubes!
  3. Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream - awesome.
  4. ReVive Intensite Creme - The full size tub of this costs a whopping £235. Whoa.
  5. Versace Vanitas Eau De Parfum - smells divine.
Did any of you receive this month's box? What did you think? Any other subscription services rocking your world right now? 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

An English Country Home

This beautifully feminine country home in Berkshire (via Achica) has me feeling all fuzzy inside. When can I move in?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Spring Wish List #2 - Pretty Pastels

I don't know about you but it sure feels like spring arrived this week. It's one of my favourite times of the year - warmer weather, daffodils, Easter chocolate - anyone tried those individually wrapped Maltesers bunnies?! -  sunshine and packing away winter clothes. Mostly, I'm excited for spring clothes and candy colour nail polish. What do you love about spring?
  1. Stripe Tee, Topshop £16
  2. Jeans, Miss Selfridge £38
  3. Woven Flats, Topshop £45
  4. Hoop Earrings, Dorothy Perkins £8.50
  5. Nail Polish, Essie - Mint Candy Apple 
  6. Evelina Bag, Mulberry £695

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Sunday Click List #17

The Sunday Click List is a regular feature where I share a selection of notable online hot spots I've been clicking to in recent weeks. You can read the entire series here!

40 Ways to Wear a Scarf - useful, no?

Funny Exam - teachers and students upload amusing answers to exam questions. Made me laugh anyway.

♥ A newly discovered blog - Take Courage - Cat, a 20-something Londoner, posts gorgeous vintage inspired outfits amongst snippets of life in the capital. Go follow!

Achica: The Members Only Luxury Lifestyle Store - I'm probably very late showing up to the Achica party but just in case you're also out the loop I thought it was worth noting here. A treasure trove of loveliness that's for sure.

Topshop. I've fallen back in love with Topshop. Their spring 2012 knitwear in bubblegum colours won me over and I've been obsessively browsing the site all week. Check out Sam in the Ice Blue knit - adorable!

♥ And a few fabuolous blogs to follow - Beautezine, Miss Lucy Loves, Emily Loves and Fabulous K

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Beauty Favourites

I thought it was about time I shared a few current favourites with you. It's been a while. Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what your can't-live-without products are right now - I'd love to know!

♥ Green People Gentle Cleanse (review of the Green People range coming soon)

♥ Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser - I use this in the morning when I take a shower to wash my sleepiness away! Super gentle so perfect for when there's no heavy duty make up to remove. 

♥ Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic - Wowza...this is awesome! So gentle and refreshing. I definitely notice when I miss this step. 

♥ Eucerin AQUAporin Active Light Moisturising Cream - full review here <<

♥ Green People Day Solution (Moisturiser)

I feel a serious shop for new spring lip colours is imminent but in the meantime these keep me ticking along. Anyone else obsessively patiently awaiting the release of the Revlon Lip Butters on 12th March? They seem to have taken the US by storm and that's got me all excited.

Laura Mercier Lip Balm - I'll shed a tear when this runs out.

♥ Revlon Lip Gloss (180) 'Pink Pop'

17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in 'Hollywood'

♥ Palmer Cocoa Butter Lip Balm - a true classic!

♥ Lancome Juicy Tubes 'Fraise' - an old favourite that I'm just getting re-acquainted with.

♥ Lancome Defincils Mascara - I got this little trial size off eBay and I really like it!

♥ Avon Perfect Wear Liquid Eyeliner Pen - a recent discovery which has quickly become a lifetime favourite. The 'pen' style makes it so easy to apply. 

♥ Simple Kind To Eyes Corrector Pen - everyone must own one. I wouldn't be without it.

Psst...want to read about my past favourites? Here you go: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Garnier Nutrisse Crème Colour for Blonde Hair

This post is sponsored by Garnier

I've always wanted blonde hair - I love it. And blondes have more fun, right?! Those of you lucky enough to be able to work with blonde hair dye (I'm way too dark) should check out the shades within the Garnier Nutrisse Crème range - it's an easy application, for expert colour at home, with the promise of beautiful blonde, never brassy, hair. Perfect for spring and summer, I say! 

Check out this video for hints and tips on application to achieve the best results.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Spring Wish List #1 - Beauty Edition

Spring is just around the corner and that always means a declutter and clean out in my household. I recently discarded a huge box of used up (or wayyy too old to use) products. That's all the encouragement I need to seek out some new goodies to refill my bathroom cabinet with. Here's a sneak peek at what I'm currently yearning for. What's on your spring beauty wish list?

  1. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  2. Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters - released in the UK on 12th March!
  3. Lancome Juicy Tube in Fraise - an old favourite of mine which I just snapped up on eBay. 
  4. Nars Blush in Deep Throat
  5. Mac Face and Body Paint - I love this in the spring and summer.
  6. Essie Nail Polish in 'to buy or not to buy' - isn't it gorgeous?!
  7. Liz Earle Botanical Shine Treatment
  8. Bobbi Brown Spring 2012 Brightening Nudes Collection
I have some current favourites to share with you later this week. Remember those posts I used to do? Yeah, you could say its been a while. My bad.