Monday, 22 September 2014

September 2014 Glossy Box - Karen Millen Edition

For Fashionistas, the September Glossy Box is the one for you. The box is designed by Karen Millen and the goodies inside are the essentials that you need to getting a glossy makeover, whether that's plumped and glowing skin, groomed brows or soft shiny hair. The box itself is beautiful - definitely my favourite design so far, and there is even a £25 Karen Millen voucher inside too!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Lazy Girl Skincare : Pads

One of the easiest ways to treat your skin is with skincare pads - no need for water, or the precise application of gels, but all you need to do is swipe the pads across your face, or the area of concern. Three of my favourites include the Origins Spot Remover Blemish treatment pads, as well as their Modern Friction Instant brightening pads, and a brand I'd not tried before; pH Advantage whose Glycolic Exfoliating Pads are hailed as giving the same results as a £300 facial.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

NYFW Recovery Day | Jet Lag Tips

After a whirlwind few days in New York, today is my 'Me' day. A day of recovery and relaxation before the madness of LFW begins. Despite a pile of invitations for shows today I know that  I might just burn out if I don't take a day off, so on the agenda today? My bed, my pyjamas and some good old Netflix! With so many fashionistas jetting back to the UK from New York, I thought I would share a few tips to avoid the dreaded Jet Lag;

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

NYFW Diary | Day 2

Another super hectic day of meetings, shows and seriously naughty food. After breakfast and a meeting with Marie Claire, we headed to the Lincoln Centre where most of the New York Fashion Week shows are happening, to make the most of our backstage passes. In the tent not only can you get blow drys and manicures, but there are also re-charge stations allowing you to catch up with work while overlooking the E! team filming their latest NYFW segments.
Shows today included the stunning Georgine show - makeup consisted of dewy skin and metallic lids to match the metallic designs of the glamorous swimwear collection.

Monday, 8 September 2014

NYFW Diary | Day 1

Day one of my trip to New York and i've already fallen in love with the city. Ok so it may not be as glossy and glamorous as I had been led to believe in Gossip Girl, and more recently, Made in Chelsea New York, but there is just so much to do, and see (and eat) and I haven't even done any of the usual touristy things or even gone shopping yet! I've never been to New York before so just to pre-warn there are going to be some horribly cliche pictures in my NYFW diary! My schedule is pretty rammed so keep checking up on my Instagram for regular updates.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Revolution Kitchen | Clapham Restaurant Review

My memories of Revolution (yes, Vodka Revs) are cloudy ones - I thought that stepping through the doors of their Clapham brand would whisk me back to my student days - girls in miniskirts selling me shots, while music blares from the speakers, but I was surprised to see that things had changed. As I've grown up, so too has Revolution. Yes, it's still a vodka bar at heart (as the neon V.O.D.K.A sign on the wall reminds us) but the kitchen dining area has a comfortable 'farmhouse' feel, with chunky wooden tables, herby foliage and jam jar lights.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Organic & Natural Beauty Favourites

This week is Organic Beauty Week, so i've chosen a few of my favourite products for beauty boosting, without costing the earth. These natural and organic products are better for not just the planet, but your skin too as they are made from natural oils, minerals and nutrient-rich plants. You won't find any harmful synthetic chemicals and toxins which can damage your skin and the environment. These products are not tested on animals either so they are also cruelty free.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

How to Style a Coffee Table

Home is where the heart is, and after almost 3 years at my London home, it feels like everything is finally in place and it really does feel like home. When we moved, everything was on a budget. Antique shops were searched, and old furniture was up-cycled. Now, I have been able to focus my time on the smaller, pretty details. I'd like to do a few interior posts, starting with the living room, and at the heart of this family room are two pieces of furniture ; the sofa and the coffee table. The latter is often one of the first things we buy when moving home - it's a necessity so often something which we pick up as cheaply as possible. It's then used as the home for the remote controls, drinks coasters and perhaps a magazine or two. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Me Me Me | Beauty Brand Focus

New makeup brand discovery alert! Oh OK, the Me Me Me Cosmetics brand isn't new, but it's one that I hadn't heard of before until I spotted the 'blush me!' Blusher - a serious 'dupe' contender for Benefit's CORALista. The brand is British, which I love - the products are formulated in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside and the brand focus on creating premium quality makeup. The beautiful blusher in question is just £8.50, less than half of the Benefit version, and the compact box also comes with a brush and mirror.