Tuesday, September 9

Barry M Autumn Winter Nail Collection

Queen of nail polish? Well, Barry M of course, and in particular their Gelly Hi Shine collection. When they announced they were releasing an Autumn/Winter collection I knew instantly it was right up my street. Move over pale pastel shades, there's nothing but deep, beautiful earthy tones here.
chilli - cardamon - paprika - mustard £3.99
I know, so pretty! There are two other shades to complete this range, a dark brown with a rusty purple undertone and a cloudy grey. All the above shades are swatched with only one coat and already are pretty opaque. Three coats and you are good to go for days.
I am obsessed with this mustard colour in general but I think my favourite is Paprika, it just screams Autumn!

Sunday, August 24

ASOS Love.

ASOS is one of those websites where I fall in and out of love with. If I leave it long enough I loose interest as there's so much stuff to filter through, however at the moment I am solidly, wholeheartedly, in love. The 'save for later' feature is an absolute hero. I'm a chronic 'add to basket' bandit with no plan to actually buy anything, but just look at all the pretty things in one place. This feature is also so useful when a sale is coming up, you can instantly spot if anything you've been loving has been dropped in price! So here's a little large run through of my current favorites from ASOS. I'm focusing on basics to layer and accessories for the next season.
Jeans, basics and monochrome are key features. Definitely need to stock up my wardrobe with some of these gorgeous basic pieces with interesting little twists such as the backless vest and laddered sleeved knitwear. But what's an autumn winter outfit without an abundance of accessories..
You can see the deeper colours filtering through now. Hats-a-plenty and boots are on the list. I'm also really into large faced simple watches at the moment, a bit of a change from my flashy Michael Kors would be nice. The Nars palette is something I was toying with for so long and when I spotted it on Asos I just couldn't stop cooing. It does however have a few poor reviews online so if anyone has any review, i'd love to hear it! I've also finally fallen in love with a strappy heel and want them in nude and black! That Mongolian fur scarf though.. DREAMY.
What's on your list?

Sunday, August 10

to the castle

Sometimes it's difficult to venture too far but even staying within your home comforts you might find something you never knew was so beautiful. Last week some friends and I were wanting something to do, we headed out in one direction for a cafe or somewhere to eat lunch outside in the lovely sunshine, we finally found ourselves on top of the world (hut hum, a hill..) at a castle ruin. Although not alot going on inside, it was a really lovely day just enjoying its beauty and appreciating something so close to home that you never really knew was there.
Ladies and gents, i present to you Restormal Castle.. I bought this jumpsuit from ASOS a few days before, it's not in the sale but they had a spontaneous 30% off all patterns and prints and this beauty was in there! It's such a lovely print and effortless to style as it takes up all the attention. Girl couldn't help but whip out the red lippy mind..
Ahh, delicious!
That was my little adventure, the best part was the lack of plan, we just jumped in and ended up anywhere. And anywhere was so pretty. Until next time,