Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Black Lace Dress OOTD

OOTD - 

Here is my OOTD - even though it is more an outfit of the evening!  It is a very form fitting dress which I love, just one thing to be careful with is putting your arms through the sleeves as they are so delicate and can snag or rip easily.  It is a simple but great outfit for dressing up.

Black lace dress from H&M with matching smokey eyes.  I always think smokey eyes goes well with evening outfits as it is just a bit too heavy for the day.

I used Clarin's smokey eye pallet which has a smattering of gold in the black powder.  I am also wearing Essie's Violet nail varnish to try and stay away from looking too gothic!

This dress was an absolute bargain at £15.00 and is great for a restaurant or club with its lace sleeves it can pass for both.

Friday, 3 July 2015

OOTD white H&M dress

Hello my sweeties, 

I've literally become obsessed with this gorgeous white dress from h&m.  It is light and airy and perfect for these humid summer days.

It is great for during the day, or in the evening.  Here is my day look, with a pair of Moschino sunnies, and no makeup.  The perfect cute outfit to go for a coffee and croissant.  In the evening, a pair of heels and dark lashes transforms this dress.

The best part is it costs just £24.99.  Such a good bargain that I bought one in navy too.  I didn't get a shot of the dress standing up, but it is just above the knees.

Definitely my favourite summer staple so far! 


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Rubber speed boat in Italy along the riviera

Good Morning!

I thought I'd share my favourite moment from my holiday in Italy - renting out a rubber speed boat to explore the Italian Riviera!

I made sure I perched on the front to enjoy all the fabulous views whilst sunbathing, leaving the steering to the others.  Tempt ing as being in control was, I didn't want to risk every one (phones and all) going overboard!

Renting one of these boats is a great way to explore more of the country your visiting, whilst having a whale of a time. 

My Top Tips:

  •  I tried to look the part by wearing my favourite Moschino bikini :P
  • Wear sun protection with a higher protection than normal - the sea reflects the light and there is no shade so watch out!
  • Take water - no where to buy it from
  • A waterproof Go-Pro is a must have for fantastic underwater shots without worrying about getting splashed




Monday, 29 June 2015

Hotel Carducci 76, Cattolica, Italy

Hey!

After a really hectic couple of weeks, I have just been away for a gorgeous weekend in Italy, Gabicce Mare.

There's nothing like the sound of the waves crashing on the pebbles to really make you feel on vacation and relaxed.

Italy never fails to make me feel alive, from the vibrant people who warmly welcome you, to the incredible food it has on offer. I always think if you stay in a nice hotel, it absolutely brings out the very best of your vacation too.

 If you are going to the Emilia Romagna region, I cannot reccomend enough the luxurious hotel Carducci 76 in Cattolica.  The gorgeous hotel feels like a palace and was decorated by Alberta Feretti herself, so absolutely oozes of luxury.  It is a four star hotel, but absolutely feels like a 5 star,  I think it is important to remeber that Italy has a much stricter start rating than other countires and should definitely be taken into consideration.  Even down to the breakfasts, there was nothing I could fault with this hotel, and especially the staff made the stay extra special.




The gardens are full of palms and are maintained beautifully.  They lead on to a stunning pool with restaurant seating around it which makes for the perfect dining experience.  After the pool is the incredible beach front with views of Gabicce Mare to the right.

For information on stays see here - http://www.carducci76.it/camere/

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kurobuta Marble Arch, London Review


 Hello Sweeties,

For any of you planning a trip to London in the near future, I thought I'd introduce you to one of my favourite restaurants, that is also slap bang in the middle of London - Kurobuta Marble Arch.

This restaurant has a really trendy, chilled out vibe, matched by the Australian serving staff's silky accents and service.  It's great to go to a restaruant where the food is outstanding, unusual (a nouveux Australian BBQ take on Japanese cuisine) and yet with a chilled out vibe.  I mean, if I want to eat out at a restaurant, I don't want to be on edge about behaving properly and sitting the right way etc.

 We chose about 6 tapas style dishes to share, though pretty much everything on the menu was incredible. I think I'm going to have to say the sliders and sweet potato chips were my personal favourite (despite it not being the most exotic dishes on the menu, they were definitely incredibly tasty.








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 This place is definitely worth a visit, and a fabulous place for holding a large birthday party due to the fun and relaxed feel to the place, delicious food and practically  - they also have those  funky large tables so you can all sit together.

Have you ever been?

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Review of Nimb Hotel - Copenhagen


I travel regularly to Copenhagen in Denmark regularly, and over Christmas I was lucky enough to stay in Nimb hotel. (http://www.nimb.dk/) 

Nimb hotel is located right next to the amazing theme park Tivoli, and exudes a lot of Tivoli's fun and warmth in its creation and design as well as a mix of strong Nordic influence.

Location wise, there's nothing better, you are right in front of the train station and there is a fantastic patisserie bar located right on the side.  You are also just a stone's through away from the shopping centre which has an amazing collection of shops which you can't find in the UK.  One of my favourite's being BIKBOK!


If you stay there, be sure to pop into the theme park Tivoli - it is like a magical garden with so much to see, from rides, to stalls to fabulous gardens.  It is perfect for the whole family and will leave you mesmerised.



The room was super comfortable, I absolutely loved the fabulous view over Tivoli as well as the comfortable bed.  A stay here is extra special and worth it for special occasions.  As you can see, even the reception exudes quality and style.  The whole stay, from the moment you walk in makes you feel special!

 Be sure to pop into the patisserie shop next door and try real Danish pastries!  They are so much better when they are authentically made and the cream inside them is absolutely moreish!


I love how Nimb hotel has a personalised bicycle in the reception.  Everywhere in Copenhagen, everyone goes by bike!  It is so strange but refreshing to not have the streets full of cars, but instead rows and rows of bicycles.

I absolutely would recommend Nimb hotel and a stay in Copenhagen for the chance to really explore and enjoy the magic of the city!

Essentials: Art Deco, Label.M and Batiste

This June, there have been three products which have been overwhelmingly used, to the point I would even describe them as Essentials. 

I don't use the word 'essential' lightly either, they say that the average woman has 70 products in her bathroom, but only uses 14 of them daily.  And the three products which I'm going to talk about today, definitely fall into that second category, as not a day goes by without me using them.

They are: 
1) Art Deco - Skin Perfecting Make-up Base
2) Label M Therapy Age defying Radiance Oil
3) Batiste Heavenly Volume Dry Shampoo

THE ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS IN ALL THEIR GLORY

REVIEWS

1) Art Deco - Skin Perfecting Make-up Base £16.59 available (here)

This is an incredible light primer which goes under makeup.  I love this product as it is silicone free but smoothly goes onto the skin and minimises pores.  It also keeps make up set in place all day while at the same time providing a more even finish to your makeup - which is of course the main reason I use it every day!

It is definitely a brand to try as it has a nice over all finish compared to other brands such as Benefits POREfessional which can be a bit too thick.

2) Label M Therapy Age defying Radiance Oil £25.50 available from Look Fantastic

As you can see there is only about a third left of this product.

I don't know where to start on this product, as there are so many reasons to love it.   Firstly, the smell is divine, which is a must have with a finishing hair product.

Secondly, it smooths frizz without leaving any greasy residue at all.  I use this product after blow drying to give my hair a silky feel, and it absolutely does that nourishing the hair completely, so it looks and feels great.

Thirdly, this product lasts months, even if you use it every day like me.  It just takes one small push of serum to work through the whole hair.  I absolutely would recommend all girls to try this miracle Radiance Oil.

Incidently this product is from Look Fantastic - a heavenly website with a really great variety of beauty must haves which you don't find on the highstreet and has a great range of high quality products.

3)  Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume £3.99 from Boots and Superdrug 

Ok, I might not use this every day but it definitely is a hair essential.  This is the perfect rescue remedy if your hair is looking limp and needs a real pick-me-up.

This product has the dual purpose of boosting and volumising the hair as well as making grease disappear.  An absolute handbag must have.

So that's my round up of my absolute 3 essential products...and a picture of me today using all three!

Have you tried any of these products, what do you think of them?
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