Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Denim 3 Ways

I'm on a bit of a spending ban at the moment, Januarys always a bit of a penny pincher month after spending so much indulging at Christmas, and then you've got holidays to pay for, and obviously we've got lots of house things to pay for as we're still only 5 months into the whole first house thing.

That said, we do have a cheeky weekend away planned for our anniversary so I decided that if I can plan 3 outfits with one item of clothing then it's okay to buy right? So I've found this beautiful pair of jeans on New Look, and they're only £22.99 which is a bit of a bargain when you compare to other high street shops. I've created 3 looks, the casual weekend shopping look, the night out, and a nice little lunch date number too.

I just love how versatile denim can be compared to all other clothing, admit it girls, I'm sure you've all got certain items in your wardrobe that only ever get worn with that one other piece! The only problem is.. I know what to buy everything else which I've paired them with (all available on NL now), especially the lunch date - those heels look so cute and the platform means that a shorty* like myself can get away with wearing heels all day without the complete ache of a normal stiletto.

*of course, when I say shorty, I'm referring to my struggle with height, and I'm not referring to myself in any kind of "street talk" haha.

What's you favourite look? Do you do the same when buying new clothes or does it not cross your mind?

Friday, 2 January 2015

Let's Kick Things Off With An Adventure

What better way to start the New Year than with a nice big adventure. A nice excuse to try out this amazing little product by Corkcicle plus I got to wear my new Joules Wellibobs - not to mention a great opportunity to burn off all a few of those Christmas calories too!

I'm already completely in love with the Vinnebago, it's a coffee flask, a wine cooler, a soup container, a cocktail pourer and water bottle all in one, with the ability to keep things hot for 12 hours, and ice cold for 25 hours. There's really not much that this little thing can't do. Plus it's such a super sleek design and it can hold upto 750ml, yes boys and girls, that's a full bottle of wine!

To kick off the year, Liam and I went on a huge stroll around the biggest park in our area, one that we've not yet explored yet but I know already we'll be having lots of lazy summer picnics there once that weather heats up a bit. We used the bottle to hold all our water to keep us hydrated, although part of me wishes we'd taken a big flask of hot tea instead because it really does keep things iced cold, which isn't always the best on a big winter walk, haha.

I'd 100% recommend picking up one of these beauties, because I can definitely see it becoming a staple in our lives (I'm already planning a few cheeky train cocktails that I could use it for during our anniversary weekend away next month).

Have you heard of Vinnebago before? How did you kick off 2015?

Monday, 22 December 2014

It's Almost Time

With Christmas only a few more days away I thought I'd share my plans, along with a nice bit of wish listing too. As I've mentioned before, we've bought our first house this year, so we're very excited to be having a nice cosy Christmas, just the two of us. Obviously we'll still be having other bits of festive fun with family and friends, but it's nice to have a couple of days where we can eat and do whatever we want!

That said, this year I'm planning a nice dressed up but casual look, and I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want absolutely everything from Joules (luckily I've already dropped a few hints to Santa so hopefully I should be waking up to some cute printed wellibobs on Christmas morning!). I'm totally in love with their Christmas jumpers, so cute and festive but not at all tacky! Plus the bangle is just adorable, I really love super simple jewellery.

What are your plans for Christmas day? What will you be wearing?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Work It Baby

With the party season in full swing, I thought it was about time I hunted down the perfect hairspray, that doesn't just say that it does the job, it actually means it. I feel like I've tried a million & one hairsprays over my life; tresemm√©, lee stafford, schwarzkopf, elnett, aussie etc. etc. but I've never really found anything that made me think 'I must buy this one again'.

That could all be about to change with the introduction to Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray. I'll start with the cons for this on.
1. it gets finger prints all over the matte black bottle which makes me feel a bit OCD. 
2. …. nope, that's it, there's just the one, and in all honesty, I can definitely get over a slightly smudged looking bottle!

So what makes it so good I hear you ask? Everything! I love the super sleek premium bottle, and the nozzle works perfectly, even after a couple of weeks use. The fragrance is a lovely floral scent and doesn't smell like something you'd use to terminate a house full of bugs like most hairsprays do. It doesn't leave a horrible rigid feeling, or any sticky residue, in fact you can't even tell it's in there at all but you still have glorious hair that stays in place for the whole day.

You can pick this up from Hairtrade who also have a pretty amazing stash of christmas gift ideas too which I'm definitely not ogling right now (that bit was a lie!). 

Have you tried this hairspray before? What's your ultimate hairspray? 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Flowerparty By Night Fragrance

Yves Rocher is a brand I've previously tried one or two things from, but I can't say that I really knew that they made fragrances too. However, after trying this little beauty I'll be making sure that this is one of the first places I think of shopping when I'm next hunting down a new perfume.

Flowerparty By Night reminds me of a few perfumes - marc jacobs daisy simply for the packaging, viktor & rolf bonbon for the super sweet notes and lanvin marry me for it's all round floral sweet finish. That said, these are 3 of my favourite perfumes (all just slightly behind flowerbomb if we're keeping score), so this is definitely a winner in my opinion.

I find sometimes that you can read the fragrance notes that go with a perfume and not really be able to pick them out individually, but with this one I genuinely can pick out the sticky sweet liquorice, warming bourbon vanilla and heavenly floral notes. I'll definitely be picking this up again, and I recommend you do too!

Have you tried anything from Yves Rocher before? Do you like the sound of this perfume?