Monday 20 June 2016

Life Update: We Have A Puppy..

When I was three, my parents bought me a little toy West Highland Terrier, that day they made a big mistake. For the last 19 years I have relentlessly wanted a Westie, and after making many excuses, they eventually ran out!

Countless months, phone calls and emails later, on a day of coincidences I got an email from the Kennel Club saying a new litter was available! Fast forward three weeks and I finally had my Rosie Dog!

She is the most adorable bundle of joy and so full of personality but I can't lie and say the last couple of months have been easy, because they've been an awful lot harder than any of us expected and there are definitely no instructions for this!

If anyone wanting a dog takes any advice, I would say research until your fingers fall off! How big they get, how much exercise they will need, personality traits and training methods - not all of them will work for your dog but you'll find something that fits!

Terriers are renowned for being strong minded little pickles and Rosie has definitely lived up to that but day by day she's getting better!!

I'm so excited for the coming years and watching my puppy become a dog, she's grown so much already..


Monday 13 June 2016

Beautiful Embroidery

I very much believe you get what you pay for in life and that picking quality over quantity is always a winner!

Embroidery is such a beautiful craft, a mix of technique, design and medium.

Although I think it's hard to beat the magic that comes from bespoke hand embroidery, the designs produced by machine are often so much more elaborate, that they are breathtaking in their own right.

 I recently wrote a post about how I was never a fan of trousers and since finding jeans I've stuck to a skinny high waisted style (you can find that here) but I seem to have changed and I instantly fell in love with these jeans when Topshop decided to tease me through their Facebook page, so I decided to venture into new territory!

I went slightly cropped with these, partly because my usual length was out of stock, but I'm so glad I did as it almost makes them look more fitted. These beauties also come in regular blue denim, but I decided to embrace the cream and try something a bit different (if I had the money, the blue ones would totally be mine too!).

I have to keep reminding myself they're not supposed to be tight fitting and although I'm falling for this new look, the style is definitely taking some getting used to!


Wednesday 8 June 2016

Beauty Review: Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Colour Lipstick

For me, red is a sign of confidence.
A punchy red lip is going to be looked at, so you want to do it well, and to do that, you need the right product..

You want staying power and saturated colour, yet a formula nourishing enough you don't end up with the dreaded chapped lips..

Maybellines Super Stay 24 Hour Colour in Red Passion 510 is my new go to red lip! Although I needed a second coat to ramp up the coverage, it's bold, it's sassy and it's brilliant.

Super easy applicator brush, it's soft to use and applies just the right amount to cover each lip.
It firstly dries matte (left hand swatch shown below), but to add moisture and a slight sheen the product includes a balm to keep your lip statement lasting longer (Although some glare has occurred, the right swatch shown below is with the balm).

I'm yet to test the 24 hour staying ability (I'm getting old..) but it did stand up against drinking, eating and brushing my teeth so for me, it's a winner!

You can find this colour and many more at most high street stores, such as Boots and Superdrug!


Monday 6 June 2016

Updating My Jean Collection

Coming into a new season I always like to go back through my wardrobe and see how I can make it better. I want to make it more clean, streamlined, versatile and most importantly a closer representation of my personal style!
Jeans are a wardrobe staple so they seemed like a good place to start! I used to hate trousers, at school the only pairs I owned were for sport but the time came when I had to take the plunge and I started with Topshop denim.. and so far that's where I've stayed. I started out with the Leigh jeans but I've decided to have an update and I've moved onto Jamie!
Higher waisted, thicker and what feels like a higher quality fabric, they give me a smoother style and I happen to think a smoother silhouette..

Trying even a slightly different jeans style scared me, but it wasn't as bad as I first thought! Who know's I might branch into other styles and maybe even different brands..

Bardot Button Up Top - River Island


Wednesday 1 June 2016

June Wishlist

I can't believe it's June already! I'm starting to wonder where the sunshine and rising temperatures are?!
It certainly doesn't feel like summer yet and it's not looking good for us Brits which is why a holiday to sunny Turkey was necessary.
I can't wait to be sunning myself with a cocktail in hand, and to mark such a wonderful occasion, new clothes were obviously a must, so this month's wishlist are my favourite holiday picks..

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