31 Mar 2014

minty fresh spring style



Ever since my friend showed me the mint green bridesmaids' dresses she'd picked for her wedding all I see everywhere I go is mint green.  When I was looking for a dress to wear to that wedding all that jumped out at me was mint green, but of course you can't wear the same colour as the bridesmaids!  

Mint's such a fresh colour and I love to wear it in Spring, so now I'm no longer tied by wedding rules I've been perusing what's out there.  It's not just clothes either, I'm spotting minty beauty products like the EOS lip balm, and minty jewellery like the starfish bracelet when I was looking at Zayah's jade jewellery collection. Mint candy apple is a favourite Essie polish for me this time each year, and I particularly love the asos cut-out mint clutch - I definitely need to add it to my Spring wardrobe asap.  

25 Mar 2014

Introducing ebay collections


I'm back from New York and while I've been away on holiday and a bit of an extended blogging break, ebay have launched a great new feature called collections.  It's a new way of getting inspiration and tracking down some of the best finds ebay has to offer.  Loads of bloggers including myself were invited to create their own collections around their preferred themes - I went for beauty of course!  

You can have a look at the collections I've created here and have a browse to see what everyone else has been gathering too.  You can follow collection boards and people, or just search for what you're after, which can be a lot easier than trawling the thousands of search results you might usually get.  It's like someone's done that bit of the hard work and just left you with the real hidden gems.  

I'm loving this collection of iphone covers with little quotes on, these beautiful statement necklaces and these fun Japanese beauty products.  From my own collections my favourites are my round up of the best US drugstore beauty products (yes you can find them all on ebay!) and this pretty collection of spring nail polish colours.

Have a little browse of the ebay collections people have already created, choose some to follow, and maybe get going on some of your own - beware, it's quite addicitive!  

17 Mar 2014

Beauty: February faves and fails


We're into the second half of March and I'm giving you February favourites.  That says a lot about the state of my blogging schedule right now!  I'm currently away in New York City and because I become a crazy planning worrier before I go on holiday, things have been a bit sporadic on the blogging front whilst I've made lots of lists, over-planned my trip and shopped for things I probably don't need to pack.  A slightly more normal service should resume after next week :)

10 Mar 2014

Beauty: Illamasqua glamore collection review and swatches


I apologise for being so late talking about the wonderful Glamore collection from Illamasqua.  A beautiful collection of lip and nail products which I've been all over in terms of wearing them like crazy since I got them.  Without going into a rant or a moan, life's just been getting in the way lately and also with my trip to New York now so close (squeeeeeal!) my blog has been neglected.  One post a week seems to be the maximum I can manage right now - hardly what I intended for flutter and sparkle in 2014.  Hopefully I'll be able to sort that out really soon, but for now let's talk about gorgeous new punchy colours from Illamasqua!

3 Mar 2014

Nails: Models Own speckled egg collection review and swatches


With Easter coming up Models Own are launching a very appropriate collection called Speckled Eggs.  There are five colours in this bird's egg inspired collection and I have three of the pretty pastel shades to play with.