Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blusher in 'Pinched'




Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blusher

I'm a sucker for blushers...
Alongside eyeshadows they make up the majority of my collection
I feel so much more put together with a flush of colour on my cheeks
It has taken me a while o figure out when too much is just that, too much, and that a little can go a long way when it comes to your cheeks
The clown look is really not something I thrive for!
That's why I like how sheer cream blushers are and how easily and seamlessly they blend into the skin
Also really good when your doing your makeup on the go as you can just pop it on with your fingers, simples

Revlon are one of my favourite high street makeup brands, runner up is Maxfactor.
I love everything I try from them and always head to their stand first when I visit my local Boots, especially good when there's some kind of offer on 
As you can see from the second picture I've been using this for a while and am really enjoying it
I use my Real Techniques Stippling brush to apply and find it works best for cream blushers
It's very hard to apply too much of this as it's just so easy to blend whilst still workable on the skin 
Once it settles into the skin it dries to a silky powder finish which is really flattering on the skin as is the colour a gorgeous, subtle coral
Not as in your face as some other coral in my collection but perfect for an everyday makeup look where you don't want to look too overdone
This has been perfect from work worn with a simple eye look and a light foundation
Seeing as I like the formulation of Revlon's cream blushers so much I'm contemplating trying a few more, or trying a few other brands out.
Apparently MUA have a really good cream blusher for a bargain which may have to be purchased!


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm


Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm
Emma Hardie

Everyone and their Grandma in the blogging world have reviewed this product and many hold it at holy grail status...
So naturally I had to give it a go
Ever on the quest for a skincare routine perfect for me I figured a decent cleanser is a good place to start...clean skin must be happy skin after all
Granted £34 is quite steep to pay for skincare but I'm wanting to invest a little more in good products that do good stuff to my skin
I really want to shift this adult acne that seems to be plaguing me
The product claims to be a balanced cleanser that both thoroughly cleanses and moisturises skin, it can also be left on the skin for 10minutes or so and used as a treatment mask
The Moringa extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin E in it help to minimise pores (something most women want in life!) whilst also balancing and purifiying the skin. Whilst orange, neroli and mandarin extracts rejuvenate and revitalise the skin, there are also extracts of rose. cedarwood and jasmine so this balm is jam packed with ingredients natural and beneficial to your skin. 
Which also smell amazing!
I use this as my first cleanse in the evening, mixing a small dollop in the palm of my hand with some water to a milk like consistency and the use circular movements to massage into my skin
To remove I use a damp, normal flannel (as recommended by Caroline Hirrons skincare guru extraordinaire) and gently wipe it over my face
The balm leaves my skin clean, no trace of makeup is left behind even strong eye makeup is lifted, all excess oil and grime is also removed
I then follow up with a swipe of bioderma all over in case I've missed any cleanser residue
I've only been using this a couple of weeks but my skin is definitely starting to feel a little better
I'm really hoping over time this helps to balance my oily patches and to fight off future breakouts.

Have you tried this cult beauty favourite?


Monday, 11 November 2013

Smashbox Heatwave Palette




Heatwave Palette
£36 (Boots)

I bought this beautiful palette back in August with some birthday money and it has definitely become my go to palette
I've just checked the Boots website and this is still available but I'm not sure for how long as it isn't available on the Smashbox website
For the past 3 months I've reached for this nearly everyday
All the colours are so easy to work with and last amazingly well
There are ten shades included as well as an impressive double ended brush and I aslo got a deluxe sample of the photoready primer
It only works out at £3.60 for each eyeshadow...what a bargain!
They aren't small pans either, each one is easily the same size as a £2 coin
There are two matte shades with the other eight being lovely shimmers
In my opinion there are no dud shades in this palette
They are all super wearable and compliment each other beautifully
I use this both on days I do a quick look with just the peachy gold blended over MAC's paint pot in Rubenesque and also the days I can take a bit more time and use the champagney highlight in the inner corners and then choose a couple of other colours to build a gorgeous eye look
Again this can be used for both day and night and I've been reaching for this on both occasions
Perfect for a holiday where you'll find yourself with different makeup needs on a regular basis
My one little niggle would have to be the lack of shade names..I like palettes to have some kind of names for each individual colour but I can live with it in this case
Especially when the packaging is so nice, simple but nice, and the insides even nicer! 

After trying this palette out I would definitely like to try a few other bits from Smashbox 
The primer seems good so far so maybe a full size is in my future!

Have you tried anything from Smashbox?


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Halloween Day of the Dead Skull Makeup




It's taken me a while to get this post up but I still thought it would be worth posting
Last weekend a friends of mine had a halloween party and I knew straight away what I wanted to go as
Considering there have been so many sugar skull/day of the dead make up tutorials floating around youtube and various blogs I thought I would give it a go
Until I actually sat down with the white face paint and black eyeliner I didn't really think how big a job it would be
The final look ended up taking me around an hour to complete
This is mainly due to the white not completely opaquing my skin to the level I wanted, in the end I just went with it
I used Snazaroo white face paint which seems to work better when wet, something I found out after struggling for a while!
For the black I just used Maybelline black gel eyeliner and set it with a matte black eyeshadow and the red dots were Revlon's Cherries in the Snow lipstick
I had so much fun doing this and got loads of compliments
Considering it's the first time I've ever tried something like this on myself I think it would Ok
I'll definitely consider doing some other kind of fancy dress make up next year
Maybe a witch...who knows

Did you dress up for Halloween?
Link me any posts on your costumes!


Friday, 1 November 2013

Soap and Glory Lid Stuff Eyeshadow Palette




Soap and Glory
Lid Stuff Eyeshadow Palette
What's Nude
£10.00 Boots

Another neutral eyeshadow palette...what a surprise!
I am so terrible when it comes to neutral eyeshadows
No matter how many palettes I already own whenever I see a neutral one I just have to have it
One day I'll stop...or not
Maybe I should start selling them on lol!
Soap and Glory have always been on my beauty radar, mainly due to their cute packaging but also becuase of the hype other beauty bloggers give them
I very fairly dabble in their make up however but after seeing Louise at Sprinkle of Glitter rave about this palette quite a while ago now I knew I had to pick it up
So when Boots had a 3 for 2 on S&G makeup I thought why the heck not!
The colours included are the perfect four neutrals and work really well together for a subtle daytime work eye look
Or even for school when you can't wear strong eye makeup
Three of the shades are matte with one shimmer and all have a fairly decent pigmentation
I like to use the three matte shades together for a work friendly look but then add some of the shimmer to take it through to evening
The second shade from the left on the swatches is the perfect shade on my skintone to completely balance out any redness on my lids 
If you're looking for a fairly cheap little eyeshadow palette with work/school appropriate shades then I definitely recommend picking this little baby up 


Monday, 21 October 2013

Balm Jovi Palette

balm palette

balm palette 2


Balm Swatches

Balm Jovi Makeup Palette
The Balm
£34 (or $40...stupid mark ups!)

Anyone who knows me in real life knows I have a massive soft spot for Bon Jovi
Forever being my favourite band (alongside Avenged Sevenfold FYI)
When I saw this palette pop on my instagram feed a little while ago I knew it had to be mine
Bon Jovi/Rock music references combined with makeup is my idea of heaven!
I'd never tried anything from the brand 'The Balm' having only admired from afar
So I figured this pretty little palette was as good an introduction to the brand as any
When we were in New York I had been tempted by other bits and pieces from them but I'd run out of money and my Mum doesn't quite understand the amount of money I'm willing to splash on makeup

I love the packaging of this palette
It's very slim and sleek but still has a fun design
I love how the front looks like a poster to a festival with the guitar and name 
Unlike a lot of palettes around this one doesn't just have a range of eyeshadows but also a highlighter, a blusher and two lipsticks
I'm not a huge fan of having cream products, like the lipsticks, in the same packaging as powder products especially with no form of barrier to stop fallout from the powders ending up in the creams
But being that I'm not a massive lipstick wearer this didn't put me off
Also the fact you cant take the lipstick out with you to top during the day unless you lug the whole palette around with you or depot the lip colours
Other than that this little beauty is amazing
All the colours are so pigmented and there are such a range of different shades
You can do pretty much any eye look you fancy
I like the fact all the colours lean towards the neutral spectrum but you can easily smoke them out
The shade names are really clever and cute too...Blink 1982, The Stroke, Iron Maid-in, Alice Copper
Just a really thought out palette which definitely stood out to me!
The staying power is fantastic too and I really recommend this palette.

Have you tried any The Balm products?
I'm going to have to pick up some more goodies!


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Marc Jacobs Dot perfume


Marc Jacobs
Eau De Parfum
£47.00 for 50ml

First things first just look at the bottle!
It's gorgeous
Like all Marc Jacobs perfumes the bottle is impressive and looks amazing on any dressing table 
Marc Jacobs perfumes always smell good and wear well on the skin
I have about four different perfumes from the Marc Jacobs range and I reach for them most days over any others as they are just perfection in a bottle
I always get asked what I'm wearing especially with Daisy
When I saw the newly released Dot I knew I had to get my hands on it
My lovely fiance surprised me with a bottle for last Christmas and I've been wearing it at least twice a week since
It's a lovely mix of florals and the sweet smells of jasmine and vanilla
Definitely in my top 5 perfumes
Which for reference are; Chance by Chanel, Dasiy by Marc Jacobs, Ghost Sweetheart and Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy

What's your favourite perfume?


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Shoes..a girl's best friend

shoe haul

I don't buy shoes very often but when I do I seem to end up buiying multiple pairs
Alongside these four above I've bought a black pair of pumps, some black supergra trainers, dark brown buckle brogue things and some cream pumps
I've been bad! But My shoe wardrobe needed an update!

The tan and gold glitter ankle boots were an absolute bargain in the New Look sale, reduced to just £10 and they only had my size so it was a sign they must be mine!
Truly tacky but I love things like that...always the best in my opinon!
When Liberty did the collaboration with Nike (last year I think)n I was a broke student and there was no way I could justify spending £70+ on a pair of trainers...however their current collab with Vans is much more up my street!
I've been a lover of Vans for over 10 years and have owned many pairs in that period
My tastes have evolved and these Liberty print beauties were perfect for me, at £50 they were by no means cheap but I've been wearing at least three times a week so they were definitely worth it!
When it comes to winter I live in brogues and wear them until they practically fall apart
This being the case I don't have any smart pairs in my wardrobe so when I saw these interesting cut out pretties in my local Primark for just £12 I had to get them!
They are so comfy and different to anything else I own I love them, contemplating picking them up in black too.
Nike blazers have been everywhere for so long now
When I saw these in the Sarenza sale they looked more of a pastel mint green and reduced to £40ish I thought I'd give them go
The colour, as you can see, is definitely not the pastel mint I thought they would be but nice nonetheless
I will say one thing though these are a bitch to put on!
I only wear them when I know I won't be taking my shoes off for a good while or not having to take them off and put them on again multiple times

Have you bought any pretty shoes recently?


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Philosophy Purity Cleanser


Purity Cleanser and Facial Wipes

When I saw these on offer in Macy's for the same price for just the cleanser but getting the wipes free I straight away picked it up
I've been wanting to try the Purity cleanser for so long and was determined to pick some up in New York
I know make up wipes aren't ideal for removing your face on a daily basis but on those nights where you're crawling in from a few too many bevvies surely it's better to use one of these instead of sleeping in your make up?
I've found these to be really effective, they don't leave any trace of makeup on my skin so I don't wake up with panda eyes
My skin does actually feel extremely cleansed, a lot more so than when I ever use a normal wipe
I like these but I haven't seen them online anywhere to repurchase
The actual cleanser is as amazing as I thought it would be
I've been using it on the 4 out of 7 days a week I don't use the Elemis Tri Enzyme facial wash
It's extremely gentle on the skin so doesn't aggravate my temperamental face but it also delivers a thorough cleanse and leaves the skin super clean
It melts away make up with ease and hydrates lightly too
Definitely don't regret purchasing the large size, this will last me a wee while!

Have you tried any of the philosophy skincare?


Friday, 13 September 2013

I've been shopping....

clothes haul

I haven't done a 'haul' type post on here for so long!
I've been trying not to buy to many clothes recently as since I've been working in an office environment I've piled on the sucks!
Al though it's gotten to the point where I don't have a huge amount of clothes to choose from so shopping was inevitable

I'm quite lucky at work as there isn't really a strict dress code I have to adhere too so I can wear what I like within reason. Al though I do like to look a little smarter often choosing a dress and cardigan over jeans and a hoodie but either seem to fit in fine
The two dresses in the photo above are from New Look and are the perfect cut for my figure, elasticaterd under the bust at my slimmest and then hang over my problem area (tum!)
The my little pony t-shirt is the perfect oversized tee for lazy days at home and it's so cute! I used to love the my little pony toys when I was younger
Primark have lots of these £4 tops which are perfect for work tucked into either a maxi skirt or a skater skirt, I love the print of this black one it has almost a stained glass flower print
As it's getting cooler now I picked up some jumpers for the office
The one with lacey shoulders is actually from the maternity section but it was too nice to not buy, who cares if it says maternity on the label anyway!
It's so snuggly and warm, and also a decent length
I have quite a long body so prefer jumpers that are longer, I'm guessing the extra length is to account for bump but it's perfect for my tallness!
The second jumper I picked up from Monki when I went up to London for my birthday
It's just a nice black and white jumper which looks good paired with skinny jeans and little pumps or ankle boots
The white shirt is another maternity purchase!
Again the length is ideal for me, it can be worn with both leggings and jeans being bum covering. There is a bit of ruching at the back which helps to give a bit more shape rather than just a floaty shirt


And this is how I wore the little primark top for work recently
I think I need to get some more skirts like this as they really are perfect for work


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blusher

physicians formula


physicians swatch

Physicians Formula Happy Booster: Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
I tink I got this in the warm shade...

Physicians Formula was one of the brands I most intrigued by in the states
Having only picked up this blusher I'm a bit annoyed at myself for not getting more bits considering you can't get the range in the UK
The Happy Booster blusher is such a nice little product I wish I'd explored a little more

The packaging is so cute, sickly sweet and pink
I like the fact the lid is clear so you can easily see what product it is you're picking up but then there is also a concealed section with a mirror and little pink brush
The little imprinted hearts add an even cuter little touch

According to Physicians Formula the blusher is infused with their Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress. In all honesty I haven't exactly noticed any boost to my happiness from a make up product!
They also say that the Ultra-soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow. This I do agree with, it definitely gives you a glow to the cheeks and makes you seem more awake and 'with it'.
Even more sickly sweetness from the company 'the scent of violet provides a sense of joy each time you apply...' oh dear...whilst I agree it does smell nice I wouldn't say I feel joyful applying it...9 times out of 10 I'm a zombie in the morning trying to resemble some form of human with makeup so no joy is involved!

All that aside it is a lovely product with a gorgeous colour and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase more from Physicians Formula in the future
I just don't believe the bullshit about happiness boosting...cynical I know


Monday, 2 September 2013

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

chanel tan


tan de soleil

chanel swatch

Soleil Tan de Chanel

I gave in to the massive hype
And in all honesty I'm not sure
I haven't figured out how to make this work for me
The packaging looks pretty on my dressing table at least
I've wanted to try out the Chanel cream bronzer for so long, when we went on holiday I picked this up in duty free and was so so excited to try it out
It looks quite intimidating in the pot, a fairly orange toned, creamy consistency
Using my fingers I tried to contour on the cheeks, this was my first time contouring so might explain why I couldn't make it work
Maybe I need to persevere a bit more
I've also tried this as a primer/base to give my complexion a bit of a glow
Al though when I do this I don't notice a huge difference and feel it's a waste of such a luxury product
It's quite orangey on the swatches which are pretty true to colour but it blends out nicely

I think I'll definitely keep trying with the contouring technique and if that doesn't work out then it will continue to look lovely on my dressing table

Do you have any high end purchases you kind of regret purchasing?


Monday, 26 August 2013

Life Update

Insta 26-8-13

Statue of Liberty, Rainy times in New York, Cruise Posing, Work Summer Party, My Boys, Moving in with Mum and her dog, My Cousin's Hen Party, Drunk selfies from Hen Party, My Boy looking after me, Birthday BBQ fridge shot, Sanderson Mad Hatters Tea, Islington Wedding, the pooches giving their approval to my new training shoes, Fiance showing off his 'cooking skills', Myself and a pirate, close up of afternoon tea goodness

I figured it's been a while since I updated my little life here on my blog, and my face hasn't made much of an appearance either!
Since we've been back from New York, oh I wish we were there still, a lot has been going on
We have sold our little one bedroom flat, our first home together, and have purchased a four bedroom semi detached house...sounds impressive but right now it is a building site. We are currently living with my Mum again. It feels like such a step backwards but knowing that at the end of the road we will have  and amazing house is making it bearable.
The house is a massive project and is taking up most of our time at the moment
It was owned by a lady who was a hoarder, literally as bad as you see on tv, she got up and left one day about three years ago and the house has just been left to rot basically, especially with a constant water tank was not a pretty sight (nor smell)
We've filled 6 large skips of rubbish and still have a back garden full
Once we eventually get in the house I'll post some pictures but right now stress levels are high!
I've been drooling over pinterest more than usual dreaming of the perfect interiors

At the beginning of August was my 23rd birthday
Gavin and I spent the day in Rye and Hastings, somewhere I spent a lot of time as a child
It was so lovely showing him all the different places I used to visit with my grandparents
We also had a BBQ/Party with friends and family as Mum's birthday isn't long after mine
I took Mum up to London for the day to celebrate her birthday, we had Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel, this was absolutely fantastic and I definitely recommend everyone to try it!
After some shopping on Carnaby and Oxford Street we headed to Covent Garden to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I was slightly worried it would be childish and immature but it was brilliant, just the right mix of whimsical, darkness and innuendo jokes
We both loved it

We also had a wedding up in Islington for a good friend
It was such a gorgeous day so we spent the majority of it outside
Instead of the traditional wedding cake they had hundreds of mini meringues and cream with strawberries to make your own desserts...the different coloured meringues were different flavours and were seriously good

Other than these events I've just been spending a lot of time with Gavin and my Mum, and the pooches of course
We haven't started wedding planning properly yet because of the house but as soon as that is done it's full steam ahead
At least the venue is booked though

Hope everyone's doing well :)

Friday, 23 August 2013

Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette in 'Storm'


storm colours

storm swatches

Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette

I whole heartedly love British drugstore make up
Sometimes I may be jealous of what those over the pond in the states may have but when you think about it us Brits have a pretty decent range of cosmetics available to us
We've got Barry M, Models Own, Natural Collection, Fashionista, MUA, Look...and of course Sleek to name a few
Sleek has to be my favourite though, it's not as cheap as the other brands but the products in terms of quality are most definitely up there with the likes of MAC and Benefit
The iDivine eyeshadow palettes have almost a cult following here and overseas
And rightly so
Every single palette I have tried out so far has been of fantastic quality
Super pigmented, soft, buttery, blendable
All attributes of a high end shadow
But for only eight quid for twelve colours!

I don't quite know why it's taken me so long to pick up one of the original palettes, Storm, but I regret not owning it sooner!
The colours included are the perfect mix, the top row being lovely, pale colours perfect for a subtle eye or the inner eye for a smokey look, and the bottom row are sultry and smokey 
Being one of the earlier palettes none of the colours are named unlike the newer collections but my favourite are the first three on the bottom row 
I've been loving green colours on my blue eyes lately, they just feel like flatter my eye colour

What's your favourite Sleek product?


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Victoria's Secret Haul


Victoria's Secret holds a huge place in my heart
Whenever we go to the states I stock up on the stuff
I know the store has come over here now but I'm just not willing to pay the hugely marked up prices 
The body mists are my favourite item VS stock and this time round I bought a bit of a problem I must admit!
I bought some back as presents for friends too, they're just universally liked!
My favourite scent has to be Love Spell, a sweet smell which has peach and cherry blossom in
I bought a bottle of this duty free when I went to Kenya a little while ago and fell in love with the stuff so bought another two bottles when we were in New York
I always get compliments when I wear it
We're planning another trip over to the states in March so will most definitely be stocking up more
Knowing that I can stock up means I won't be so tight on using these goodies
I would definitely recommend the body mists and from what I've tried of the body lotion these are also amazing
Especially when the same scent is used throughout...yum!

Have you got any favourites from the Victoria's Secrets line up?

Love Belle

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sleek Blush by 3 'Sweet Cheeks'

sleek candy


candy wtaches

Sleek Blush by 3
Blusher Palette
Sweet Cheeks

I'm not 100% sure if this is limited edition or now a permanent fixture to the Sleek line up but I do know I like it...
The Sleek blusher palettes are perfect if you're looking to add some new blusher shades to your collection but don't want to shell out too much hard earned cash
£10 for three full sized blusher pans is bloody good value, coming in it at £3.33 a blusher
They are extremely good quality for the price point and I highly recommend giving them a go 
In this palette you get a cream blusher in Cupcake, a matte blush in Dollymix and a shimmer finish blusher in Candyfloss
This is the first time I've ever tried a Sleek cream blusher and have to say I'm very much impressed, extremely pigmented, easy to blend, lasts well on the skin
everything you would want from a cream blusher in my eyes
The other two blushers are both powder, one a matte finish and one a shimmer
The shimmer shade, Candyfloss, is a bright pink leaning to more coral tones
As these are so pigmented a light hand is definitely needed when applying these blushers so as not to look like a clown! But that does also mean the product will last forever
The matte shade, Dollymix, is much more lilac and something I've never tried
This translates quite subtley to the skin, being matte it doesn't highlight any large pores unlike shimmer shades and is therefore very flattering on
I would imagine this palette would be good for all skin tones as the colours would look amazing on both fair and dark colourings

Have you tried any of the Sleek blusher offerings before?


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 'Honey'


Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

I think it's fair to say I'm obsessed with these kind of lip colours
I've got the majority of the colours from Revlon available and am eying up various brands offerings
The way these products work is so convenient
You don't need to sharpen them as they just twist up and are super easy to apply in a rush (well the more neutral colours anyway!)
 The Revlon balms aren't as pigmented as the newer Clinique Chubby Sticks as they have been reformulated to be more so. However I quite like the way these provide a glossy wash of colour, nothing too bright.
The Red colour is probably the darkest but is subtle enough to be wearable in the day time,  great for a bright colour phobe like me! 

honey swatch

The swatch above is of the colour Honey
A gorgeous nude toned pink,  perfect for day wear
It's the best my lips but better shade for me and I can apply without a mirror at anytime
Great for work
I find the formulation softening and smoothing on the lips, moisturising too which doesn't normally come from a coloured lip product


Thursday, 1 August 2013

MAC Paint Pots in 'Indianwood' & 'Let Me Pop'

mac paint pots

piant pot bottoms

paint pots

mac swatches

 Paint Pots in Indianwood and Let Me Pop
£14.50 each

I bought these from Macy's in New York, couldn't go to America and not buy any MAC
I didn't purchase as much as I thought I would, mainly because the stand in Macy's didn't sell the eyeshadow pans only the ones in the pots and having a palette I didn't want to waste the extra money on the packaging
I bought Rubenesque a couple of years ago and use it on a regular basis, at least once a week, and just love the formula of the shadow
They last so long on my lids and are so easy to just pop on with some eyeliner and that's pretty much it
I was initially drawn to Indianwood, a gorgeous rich brown tone described by MAC as a metallic antique bronze
This looks gorgeous built up with some brown liquid liner and has become my go to look for work on a day to day basis
Let Me Pop is a light peachy toned gold which to me is slightly lighter than my favourite Rubenesque and when the mua said it was limited edition I knew I wanted it, but it seems to be available on the UK website...sucker right here!
The website describes the colour as a frosted light copper
This one doesn't last quite as long on my lids without a primer compared to Indianwood but it is more subtle for the days I need something but don't want it too in your face
These were only a few pounds cheaper bought in the states but still every little helps (tescos ftw) and I'm glad they're in my collection


Friday, 26 July 2013

Michael Kors Spending Spree

mk handbag

inside handbag




mk watch

watch sideways

So I have a new in my life...Mr Michael Kors
All he designs are so classic and timeless, granted there are a few things I'm not sure on but in the majority it's all so nice

When I was in the states I knew I wanted to finally add a Kors to my handbag collection and considering it's so much cheaper over there than here it was the right time
With the purse and the bag together I saved over £100
Originally I was thinking of buying a Mulberry purse in the airport but the £187 put me off, I know it's something that would last me for years but I just couldn't bring myself to spend so much on a purse and figured seeing as I was buying a Michael Kors bag I could have a looksy at their purses too
Then I fell in love the above purse in the gorgeous mandarin shade
Normally I'd go for something more classic but something drew me towards the bright orange colour completely out of my comfort zone
It's perfect and I love it
The Hamilton bag in tan was on my shopping list before I went and I was so glad to find it
The Michael Kors concession stand was ridiculously busy when we were in Macy's
So overwhelming but I stood my ground, there was no way I was leaving without this baby
I think it was the Memorial Day sales that had bought everyone out but as far as I could see there was no reduction on the usual lines only on the clearance stuff
And then on the cruise there was a watch sale...with Michael Kors watches uh oh!
I knew I wanted a gold watch but I also love the tortoiseshell watches too so I ended up choosing one with both incorporated
It's big, gold and in your face
I love it!
I also saved £100 just on the watch to UK prices, so happy