Saturday, 3 December 2011

Delicious decorations for your home

Here a snapshot of some the fab items Ive fell in love with on the Victoria and Albert's website:

Ceramic doorknobs wall hooks £25.00, love these fab for hanging necklaces.

Floral stag wall object (medium) £45.00, this brightens up any room with its uniqueness. Can be used inside or outside, comes flat packed.

ceramic squirrel stacking game £50.00, this is a lovely quirky item to have on a side table, however not suitable if you have small children around.
And finally my favourite, the hidden animal teacup

£18.00, i had to purchase this cup it's so unique but due to the colour will go happily with any colour scheme. There's also a bear and owl in the range but unfortunately they appear to be sold out. Please note these cups are MASSIVE!

Please note images are from v&a website, not my own photographs.
All available on the v&a website.

:)
Gabbie x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

autumn/winter 2011 river island inspiration

Pieces I'm lusting after...
All available from the river island website.

1.Green wrap skirt £35.00

2. Arm warmer £13.00

3. Black polka dot jeans also available in green priced at £40.00

4.Metallic top £30.00

5. Limited edition riding boots £100.00 eek

6.Sequin skirt £45.00

7. Deer jumper no longer on the website :(

Monday, 7 November 2011

Feelunique beauty box!

So i was awoken the other morning by a knock on the door, thankfully it was a lovely surprise... my feelunique beauty box yay!
And what a great one, i can honestly say i cant wait to try them all out!
Heres a peek
Classy and elegant box, great for storing lipsticks or nail varnish's or even as gift boxes!
Fab november box!

Brief summary of each product and 10% off the full sized products with feelunique.com

So what were the products:

Schwarzkopf Osis+ Dust It Mattifying Powder
States its a lightweight powder that turns into a cream when you run it between your hands and then gives you light control. I've been wanting to try this for ages, so Ive already had a play around with it and so far i can say its a good product! However I'm struggling to make it turn into a cream, I've found it best to sprinkle a little straight onto your roots. This is the full size  product 10g which normally costs the price of the beautybox itself, so I'm well chuffed!

Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder
This is a multi-purpose powder, the shade i go was reluctance which is a green silver colour should be good for a smokey eye look. You can use it as an eyeshadow highlight, cheekbone highlight and even adding it to lip gloss, but due to the colour i got ill just be using it as an eyeshadow. 

Xen Tan Deep Bronze Luxe
Ive use the xen tan  dark lotion before but not the luxe before so I'm looking forward to trying this :) Just remember to exfoliate!

Goldwell Dual Senses Ultra Volume 60 Second Treatment
Ive used this last night in replacement of my normal conditioner and it definitely gave my hair volume, so I'm impressed!

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm:
 I have used the eve lom version of a hot cloth cleanser, and I loved the product however its not cheap. This was easy to use and you only need a tiny amount, its takes off all your makeup including mascara!

Prada Candy perfume sample
This smells lush! Ive definitely gonna keep wearing it and decide whether to purchase a full size

Very happy with the feeluniques beautybox :)
6 products for 9.95 a month bargain!
You can signup here.

Gabbie x



Tuesday, 4 October 2011

new purchases for autumn

1.YSL's lipstick in purple velvet, a perfect show stopper shade for autumn.
2. Pretty pollys susspender tights purchased from new look.

Gabbie x

Sunday, 31 July 2011

OPI alpine snow

Ive always lusted after a white nail polish, but I've never come across one that was exactly what i wanted until i found this;





This gives the perfect all over white colour, for those lusting after a white as snow nail varnish. But also double as a great tip for french manicures, so all in all with OPI's normal high quality i thinks its a bargain. 
Gabbie x


Friday, 29 July 2011

Its knot you its me...

Inspiration for the hot hairstyle the "knot" from london fashion week 2011

keenaevans.com




Harpers bazaar.com   







Gabbie xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Neon Neutral Trend 2011 inspiration

Heres a few pictures of inspiration;
springbowl.com
mirror.co.uk
candystilettos.com


everydaytorunway.com
Gabbie xx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Latest in beauty monthly box review

I found this website around six months ago,when i was searching for makeup sample box like glossybox. The latest in beauty offers its subscribers to once a moth pay £1 to receive samples of products, this includes postage costs. So its a great deal really! Yes of course the products aren't high end like chanel or nars, but I've had samples like olay and burts bees. There’s no catch,the site just asks you to give back feedback on the products.
You get a choice of three products; one skincare, one makeup and fragrances and one hair and body.

The samples come in a parcel like this, well measured to fit through letterboxes :)


 And this months box, i choose;









1. Burts Bees therapeutic bath crystals 44g, which is meant to  help stimulate the elimination of waste products from teh skin and soreness, after things like physical exercise.
2.  Lavera Faces , a summer glow facial moisturizer of which i got 4 sachets of, said to give a glow to the face.
3. Yu-be moisturizing skin cream (one small tube), which is a concentrated  glycerin moisturizing cream from japan enriched with vitamins. Which can be used everywhere and is suitable for all the family.
They also sent me a sample of Sun shots sun cream, as you can see above.
All come with a note saying thank you fro ordering, with a small explanation of the products.
All in all, this is a cheap alternative to products like glossybox and birchbox. Although if you like me you might want to try them all. £1 is nothing to be honest, i think its a bargain product :)

Available at  www.latestinbeauty.com
Gabbie xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Nars balanced foundation review

I  purchased this foundation, because i wanted the nars sheer glow but this was being sold on ebay cheap and in my shade, so i decided to go for it!

And.... im actually quite surprised its quite a nice foundation, i have combination skin but this foundation is stated that its most suitable for oily skin. However it worked really well for me :)
This only suits be when i used some of my xen tan, but if i mix it with a lighter foundation its fine.
However unfortunately this has now been discontinued... lets carry on the search for the perfect foundtaion!!!

Gabbie x


Sunday, 12 June 2011

The bag

Ive always longed after a michael kors bags, there just fab, Ive never been in a position to buy one full price. However tk maxx came to my rescue, offering michael kors bags on their website at bargain prices and i mean bargain prices! Although i couldn't really afford it, i had to have one lol I new this offer wasn't going to come around again anytime soon, so here she is;


This is the astor tote, suede in material which i suppose i going to have to look after carefully. She has soft good studs, a gold half chain and leather straps and of course the michael kors symbol.
Due to the colouring she will go, with just about everything :) I'm very happy with my purchase although I'm now skint haha

Gabbie xx

Monday, 30 May 2011

Wish list

Now i really could go on forever but i will try to minimize this list into most wanted!

  • Chanel de soleil
  • Dior amber diamond
  • a superslick eye liner such as; the dolly wink eyeliner in black of course
  • A silver double finger ring
  • Chanel lumiere foundation either pro or aqua
  • a clarisonic or dupe version as the clatisonic are so expensive
  • A nice silk shirt
  • Liz earle cleanse and polish
  • Origins ginseng eye gel
  • and lots more......
Oh and a michael kors rose gold watch please :)


http://www.ioffer.com/i/nwt-michael-kors-rose-gold-chrono-bracelet-watch-mk5263-176222973



WISH, wish wish

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Maybelline XXL Mascara

It came to the time where i needed a new mascara, recently i haven't found any i love since a really old bourjois one which i really hard to get hold of, think they may have discontinued it :( So i searched the Internet and decided to try Maybellines XXL Mascara, which is a double ended mascara one white end and one black.
http://www.cosmetic-kingdom.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/maybelline_mascara_xxl_extensions-300x298.jpg

Step one; is a the white product with micro fibres that is said to tame, align and volumize lashes.
Step two; is the black mascara product which claims to extend your lashes hence the name.



I'm was actually quite impressed with this product to begin with for the price range i believe its a good product. I had no product fall under my eyes at the end of the day, and i felt it was easy to remove. It definitely did make my lashes appear longer although at times the mascara was clumpy  due to having to use two steps of product.
One bad point Ive found is Ive only had it a few weeks and it actually started to dry up, to be honest i don't think you get a lot of product and therefore i probably wont repurchase this item.

Gabbie



Thursday, 19 May 2011

Bag-aholic

When i locked eyes on this bag, i had to blog about it, i fell in love!! <3
http://fashindie.ning.com/profiles/blogs/simply-classic-chloe

http://www.bayareabags.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/chloe-elsie-beaded-leather-clutch-1.jpg

 Both of these beaded beauties are by Chloe, great evening bags :) 

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mulberry.com/store/dbimages/zoom/HH8125_596R17


http://www.mulberryalexabag.co.uk/images/MulberryAlexaBag/Mulberry-Daria-Clutch-Red.jpg
Since my last post about bags, I've been abit carried away and now cant stop admiring all these gorgeous designer bags.
Wish, wish wish.... hehe
Gabbie

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Hair Envy

Here's some hair trends for spring/summer 2011
The braided top knot

http://www.uujog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/annalynne-mccord-hairstyle1.jpg
The double knot

http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/04/16/5/1595/15957374/ba/doubleknothair.jpg
 Messy wavy hair


http://slides.shoppinglifestyle.com/gallery/2009/04/25_VanessaHudgens.jpg
Full fringe

http://www.hji.co.uk/blogs/2011/01/20/photos/sandra-bullock-fringe-bangs.jpg 
And finally the birds nest bun

http://www.my-hair-style.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Jennifer-Lopez-in-a-birds-nest-hairstyle.jpg
 Gabbie x
 

Moodyy Mar Mar

I was recently browsing a new blog that I've found http://annieandthemannequinsvintage.blogspot.com and they did a post about mood changing nail varnish and mood rings. This took me back to my childhood, I'm sure many of you, can relate to the mood rings from your childhood. So i was inspired and started searching for mood changing nail varnish's here's a few images i found;
http://media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/14/2/192/1922153/a9931bdf5419cddf_clair_s-mood-nail-polish.jpg

You can buy these nail varnish's from www.claires.com they have a variable range of colours for purchase. I cant wait to try some :)
Look at all these beautiful fun colours from http://themoodpolish.com/
http://furcoatnoknickers.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/in-the-mood-nail-varnish.jpg



http://freenewfashiondesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/In-The-Mood-nail-polish-colors-change.jpg

Isn't this just fab:) I want some!!!!

 They change colour according to your body temperature wow :)
Through my search i then stumbled across mood changing lipstick haha!!

 LOOOKKKKK....
These are buy urban outfitters, I cant say that these look the most desirable colours but what the heck they look fun.
http://www.refinery29.com/urban-outfitters-beauty-gets-in-the-mood-with-five-color-changing-lipsticks
http://cdn2.mixrmedia.com/wp-uploads/flauntme/blog/2010/03/toofacedmoodswing.jpg

This lip gloss is by too faced , look to see what happens...

http://www.ladiesgadgets.com/mood-swing-lip-gloss-changes-color-based-on-your-moods/
http://www.ladiesgadgets.com/mood-swing-lip-gloss-changes-color-based-on-your-moods/
This is not a review, obviously i can't say whether they work or not as I've not tried any of these products but id like to think they do!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mac Face and body

Mac Face and body foundation is one of those foundations you seem to hear a lot about, its one of those you think i must try this. It's been on my want list for quite a while so about a month or so ago i decided to go ahead and purchase.
Its got a watery like consistency, which once applies set on your face in seconds. It gives you a natural skin finish.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NrtwkVJj6g4/TbBHEQSkLxI/AAAAAAAAAGE/sbAyB_32sVo/s1600/mac-hd-02.jpg
Here's mine in the shade C2:



And here's a swatch of the shade C2


Pro's:
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Gives a healthy dewy glow
  • As its got a thin consistency the bottle will last you quite a long while
  • Natural looking, so great for daytime looks
  • Its not really got a smell to it
Con's:
  • It seemed great for about a month and then it started to irritate my skin and broke me out
  • Won't cover spots up well
  • Depending on what coverage you want, sometimes its too minimal
  • Sometimes it made my skin oily (not nice)
For me this impressed to begin with but when i started to break out it was the end of my mac face and body.
So i continue the search for the best all around foundation...

Gabbie

A girl can dream

A girl can dream right?
Bags, Bags and bags.
I love bags
I especially love classic designs there are so many different types, but if you buy one an expensive one i mean, it needs to be wearable and you want to be reassured its going to last. Below are some that's have caught my eye although i cants afford them , they're nice to look at!



The celine bag
http://www.girlsguidetoparis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Celine-bag.jpg
The Michael Kors bag
http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/73/e/AAAADAMRKqsAAAAAAHPvvg.jpg?v=1253726650000
And if i could have any bag, this would be the one id choose look at her!! Alexa is gorgeous :)
The Mulberry Bag *LOVE*



http://www.mulberrybagsbuy.com/images/mulberry-alexa-leopard-coffee.jpg
Ill stop drooling now
And yes i have noticed they're all brown lol
Gabbie xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Colour Blocking

Heres some inspiration for the colour blocking trend;
www.beadistinctive.com

http://afrimarque.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/afrimarque1.jpeg
 You could even colour block you make-up, what gorgoeus colours!!


http://www.sensationalcolor.com/liveinfullcolor/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/orange-dominates-fashion-color-block-trend.jpg



 I cant wait to start mixing and experimenting with all the wonderful colours for spring/summer :)