Monday, 12 December 2011

A Bank Fashion haul

I seem to be shopping more at bank than i have ever shopped before. 
It has definitely become one of my favourite 'Clothes shop' 

I'm really into ballet pumps as they have a smart, pretty and cute look but can still look elegant when worn right. and  I have picked up quite a few pairs from Bank throughout the autumn fall period. 
I dont intend to wear these on snowy days obviously, I'll wear my Emu's or Uggs' for that. 

The pumps are Bank branded and the quilted bag is Little Buddha branded 
I love this bag it is definitely a very affordable chanel dupe, because there is so much attention to detail. 
From the quilting to the pockets everything has been done immaculately in a pretty way without being an obviously tacky Chanel Replica by adding faux Chanel detailing. 

I have used this bag in so many different combos as it goes with everything, they also had it in a pretty black finish too but I think its probably sold out and I wish i had purchased it when it went on sale price. 
I might do an outfit of the day just to show you how pretty and elegant this bag looks 

Yes I did kind of buy the bag and shoes together because they matched but both items are fantastic alone too.

I have purchased other garments and apparel from Bank that I will share with you soon 

Have you bought anything from bank recently ? 

What fashion finds are you loving ? 

Sunday, 11 December 2011

So Sad :(

I've lost my favourite watch 

Its by Guess, and its highly polished gold plated set with crystals all around the bezel.
If you like it, its still available from Debenhams  for £120

I bought this watch about the time I had Bubby so it has alot of sentimental value, and has become my gavourite watch above my other watches which include DKNY, Emporio Armani,  Guess, and even more than my Reymond Weil watch.

I used to change my watches with my outfits but this watch is so beautiful that it goes with everything whether im dressed down in casual trackies or simple t-shirt and jeans , or dressep up in bollywood style asian clothing. 

Im hoping that it has simply been misplaced or hidden by bubby, and that it shows up soon.

please wish me good luck.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

NOTD :- Nails inc Electric Teal and OPI Bring on the Bling

My Nail of the day 

There are so many days when I dont know what I want to put on my nails 
but earlier this week I woke up knowing I was going to wear this Nails inc Electric Teal on my nails.

I wish i took these pics outdoor so that you could see how vibrant the glitter is.

This is the combo that i was going to wear for Eid but as it was still some what summery I knew i would have plenty of opportunity to wear this combo later in the year as I could see that teal was going to be on trend this fall and winter.

The teal shade I very luckily got as a GWP in instyle magazine its called 
Nails inc for InStyle 'Electric Teal'
and the glitter colour is OPI's 'Bring on the Bling' 
which I feel is appropriately named to my style :)

I am wearing one coat of each polish 
the glitter can be layered for a very intensive look 

But glitter can be a bitch to remove 

Im loving this Combo <3
What do you think about this Combo ?


FOTD:- Smashbox and Laura geller Look

Im trying out different products in different Combos to see if I can reduce the bulk of my everyday makeup bag and also to see if i can use individual items -if you know what I mean!
This is the latest Smashbox quad from the recent TSV on QVC and I wanted to try out some laura geller products that i have been neglecting. 

Tinted Moisturiser - Benefit you rebel
Concealer - Arianne poole Conceal and contour palette
Gel Eyeliner - Bobbi brown in black ink
Mascara - Loreal Telescopic carbon black
Pencil eyeliner - Mac feline khol power
Eyeshadow Quad/palette - Smashbox Photo Op 'On stage'
Eye base / lip primer duo - Laura geller spackle duo for eyes and lips
Trio face compact -Laura geller Baked cheek dreams 'Napolitan'
Face powder - Laura geller balance and brighten in medium / original
Lipstick - Mac Myth
Clinique lash curlers

I later added bare Minerals lip gloss in Raspberry tea on my way out

Heres a pic of me wearing or using the makeup, Its just a quick pic in the evening from my iphone 4 so im sorry iys not too clear but I rarely wear my makeup too dark I usually blend it to a natural look so that I always feel comfortable.

Today it was raining heavily and miserably so I hope to recreat and take some close up eye shots of this quad and review it soon because i love it - Think Mac satin taupe!

Are you using any of these products ? 

What products are you rocking right now?

My Current SkinCare Routine - Face

I generally have very dry skin but Ive learned to make it normal combination but 
My Skin had been behaving really badly in October, I used to have about 1 breakout or spot in a year throughout my teens and about once a month in more recent years due to time of the month etc if you know what I mean.
Then in november i felt it was time to go back to basics or Back to Clinique in my case to sort out this problem.

But rathe than going out Shopping, I decided to go through my inventory and I found everything I needed and more.
BTW Im considering doing A Beauty-Buy-Ban! Because I have way too much beauty products!
And I did not post up this years birthday haul which was as huge as last years birthday haul
I have had a request to put it up so I will hopefully do that soon.

On to the skincare and my current routine
I have left out some products which are my add ons for when and if needed but these products are the ones that im mainly using on a daily basis.

MakeUp Removal 
Clinique Take the day off makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips.
I soak a little cotton pad with this to remove the most of my eye makeup, and lips if im wearing a strong colour.  Or if Im wearing alot of makeup I will use my own home blended Cleansing Oil.
Or I might use one of my trusty no7 quick thinking wipes instead.
I use the Clinique liquid facial soap mild with a liz earle muslin cloth, or no7 cleansing sponge Exfoliate
I use my cleanser with Cliniques manual exfoliating brush or my Tresonic ( Clarisonic dupe) or use the Clinique 7 day scrub cream. I do this once a week or every other day depending on the condition of my skin.
I use Clinique Clarifying lotion in mild or no 1 on a cotton pad in circular motions all over my face avoiding eyes and lips (as pictured above) Im not a big fan of toner, I prefer splashing lots of water or spritzing some liz earle instant boost skin tonic but right now im on a clinique 3 step routine.
Im currently using Avene eau thermale spring water soothing serum to keep my skin soothed and hydrated. I apply 1 pump all over my cleansed and toned face.
Im trying to use up my final supply of prescriptives super line preventor for eyes, eye cream otherwise Ill use Clinique all about eyes eye cream
I apply a tiny bit of Clinique dramatically different gel or lotion all over my face and neck
Because I suffer from dry flaky skin I apply a teeny touch of Clinique Moisture surge extra thirsty skin relief to my nose and any other dry patches or I will apply Decleor Aromessence  oil instead.
Then I use Clinique Superdefence Moisturiser spf25 for dry skin all over my face and neck to give additional moisturisation and sun protection even in winter.
Clinique all about lips or Clinique superbalm moisturising gloss or decleor lipbalm or Gale Hayman lip lift or any other lipbalm I happen to grab hold of.

There are other bits and bobs, and other products that Im using but this is the main or the most of it, If you want to know what else im using, just let me know and I'll post that up too.

I have been on this routine for a couple of weeks now and my skin is doing well :)

And thats it for my skincare and then Im ready for my Makeup routine which will start from either primer or tinted moisturiser or both.

I hope this was helpful or interesting, I'd love to know what your using and what works for you regardleess of your skin type or age.


Friday, 2 December 2011

NOTD :- Ciate Wait until dark

Ciate paint pots 

Gorgeous deep berry purple 
perfect for this season -and ohh so 'in' !

ciate wait until dark is similar or close to OPI lincoln park after dark and lincoln park at midnight  but not an exact dupe
but if you wished you could find a nail polish that matches the colour of laura mercier packaging -this is it :)

Sorry about the chipping on the tips but atleast it gives you an idea of longevity after 2 days with only one coat of polish over base coat no top coat

I have my hands constantly in and out of water etc


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Swatches :- Some of my Mac Lipstick collection

these are in my top 10 most worn mac lipsticks 
and these are the 8 colours I usually carry with me in my purse / bag when I travel 

1 - Mac Creme d nude   cremesheen
2 - Mac dream frost   limited edition 
3 - Midimauve   lustre
4- Mac Angel   frost
5- MAc Fabby   lustre 
6- Mac Warm me up 
7- Mac Bombshell   frost
8- Mac Surprise me   

Included in this post are two of Kim kardashians favourite lipsticks angel and bombshell 
Angel is a frost version of mac creme cup cremesheen lipstick 

Lots more swatches coming soon