It’s probably my everyday basics that I get most excited about purchasing, there’s something really satisfying about starting a new bottle of foundation, even if it is no different to the one I just finished.
I mentioned in my Berlin Vlog that I left my Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation on the plane and I’ve been mourning it ever since. However in my most recent House Of Fraser order I had to order one and I’m so happy to have it back. I also repurchased my Nars Creamy Concealer which I have been running low on.
I’ve spoken about both products before so this isn’t so much of a review but more of an update to let you know I still love both products.
I never thought that Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation would be for me as everyone says it’s a light coverage foundation so I was surprised by just how much coverage it actually offers. I do need a little bit of concealer with it but I find it’s a light-medium coverage that is perfect for spring/summer. It has a really lovely natural finish but I do have to moisturise quite a bit before hand as I do have drier skin.
On to Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard which has been a favourite since I first tried it two years ago. I really love this concealer for days where I’m in a bit of a rush as it offers quite a lot of coverage with little work and it doesn’t cake easily either. It also works great on days where I want a fuller coverage base although I sometime do team it with a colour corrector or a brightening concealer to add extra radiance to the skin. It’s a great staple concealer that I am never without!
To celebrate the launch of the new DS 3 car I was challenged last week to head to Westfield London and find an outfit inspired by Iris Apfel, the face of New DS 3.
Last Saturday I went down to check out the car which was also in Westfield London and get some inspiration.The DS 3 has all the charm you would expect from a Parisian car and is widely customisable to fit your style and offer maximum comfort.
To celebrate the launch of the new Stylish DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio they have collaborated with the amazing fashion icon and business woman, Iris Apfel. Her style is avant-garde and possibly not you would typically expect from a 94 year old lady. The fashion icon is known for her bold combinations of patterns, jewellery and accessories as well as her oversized glasses.
Taking inspiration for both Iris Apfel and the DS 3 I headed to the shops to find something that would also fit my style and work with my current wardrobe. I found this Zara dress which I fell in love with, I love the mixture of prints and the bright colours which I actually rarely wear. Although Iris Apfel always opts for flats I love heels so I teamed it with some over the knee heeled boots and I love the look.
I must admit I really fell in love with the car and the Cabrio is particularly impressive!
Admittedly I’m not a huge V-day fan but I am a bit of a Lush fan so naturally I headed to the Oxford Street Store to pick up a few limited edition Mother’s Day & Valentine’s Day products. There are some really adorable and great limited edition bits and I had to control myself a little as Lush products can add up.
I’ve been after a perfect pair of boots for a while. I wanted a black leather pair which were high, pointy and able to take any outfit and really dress it up.
I’d seen a few high-end ones but I didn’t want to spend too much and thought the sale was the perfect time to buy a pair. I spotted these on the Dune website for £140 down from £175 which I found was pretty reasonable for a pair of all leather boots. As I ordered them online I was unsure I would love them just as much in real life but I’m happy to say I do!
They’re high but not too high, comfortable (considering) and the quality is fab- I think I’ll be wearing them all winter! I have been trying to invest in slightly more expensive but high quality items which will last me and I think this style is so timeless a versatile. I can team them with jeans and a t-shirt or dress it up with a dress and black tights.
I love a good stationery haul. Other than makeup stationery has to be my weakness but I’ve recently been able to control it quite well, even if the huge Sharpie set from WHSmith was on sale and I have never been so tempted by something in my life. (slight exaggeration but they were incredible!)
The first thing I needed for the new year was a new diary, in the past I’ve used Moleskine but since I really like the one-day-per-page diary’s I opted for a Paperchase one last year. This year however I went for a Sainsbury’s one, Sainsbury’s stationery game is pretty strong at the moment and they have such fab prints on everything from notebooks and diary’s to pen and paperclips. I was between a few of them but in the end went for this black and gold polka dotted one and I’m really happy with it, I love the layout of the pages as well as the extra space for notes, I only wish it also had a bookmark.
Finding a notebook was by far the hardest challenge of the last few weeks but I love to start the new year with a new notebook. Last year I picked up a soft cover, black notebook with no lines (I think that might make it a sketchbook) from a Pinterest event and although quite boring it was absolutely perfect! The soft cover meant I could role it up and the plain inside meant I could write or draw as big or as small as I wished. Who knew finding a replacement would be so hard?! I searched high and low but everything had lines or a hard cover, even sketchbook in art shops were never right- often having very thick paper. In the end something had to give and I decided that I would have to buy one with lines, I spotted this pastel set of Moleskins on offer in Sainsbury’s and the colour persuaded me, even if they are lined. They’re also a little smaller than I would have liked but I guess getting a new notebook three times a year could be quite exciting.
Last month I was also introduced to Kikki.K which is a Scandinavian stationery shop, everything in there is so beautiful but a little on the pricey side if you want an organiser or something of the kind, not so pricey that you won’t be able to afford it but enough to make you think twice. I didn’t really need anything but could help but pick up a pen and some gold tape, silly but I wanted something.
Then onto yesterday evenings Selfridges purchases, all silly and unnecessary but such a bargain I couldn’t resist. I bought quite a lot in the sale this year (haul coming soon) but sadly most of it will be going back. Last night I popped into Selfridges in the evening just to exchange a lipstick and stumbled across the sale table in the stationery section. I largely bought bits for props for blog photos such as these letters which cost 10p down from £1.50, the string of stars £1 down from £18 (who pays £18 for these?!), some bronze paper for 20p and some gold binder clips for £2 down from £18.