Thursday, 29 October 2015

Ted Baker London - look around & first handbag!

So the title basically says it all. I normally just browse Ted Baker items online. I love the clothing items they have but today was actually the first day that I actually went into the shop and browsed around. And boy did I love what I saw!

Although I had gone in to just do some window shopping I was mesmerized by the adorable handbags with the cute bow details so ... yeah. I ended up picking up the last one in black that they had. If you know me well enough - you know I love rose gold decals and on this black bag it was too lovely to pass up. 

And then on the way out I spotted the cute bow bracelets... and that was another purchase. Ted Baker has some great styles for women and men. Their accessories such as gloves for Fall and Winter are also super chic. Here are some snaps of the store and of my purchases. Enjoy!


MTV European Music Awards 2015

We covered the best looks at the InStyle Awards in the previous blog post - so in keeping with the awards red carpet theme... it looks like another red carpet rundown of gorgeous women who graced us with their presence at the MTV European awards this year.

In keeping with our promise - we won't be doing a worst dressed category but simply looking at the looks of the night and which ones really stood out and wowed us. This is by no means every celebrity (obviously) but just the ones who really made us do a double take. 

So let's get to it.

Shay Mitchell

Ashley Benson

Tori Kelly

Hailey Baldwin

Ruby Rose

So we hope you enjoyed the looks - our favourites of the night were definitely Ashley Benson and Tori Kelly.

Let us know your favourite dressed celeb in the comments below :)


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

InStyle Awards 2015

Who killed it at the InStyle Awards this year? Well I have to say there were A LOT of sexy ladies on the red carpet who just had everything going for them. From killer dresses to makeup and hair - and don't forget heels!

Although many magazines and blogs like to do worst dressed and best dressed - this blog is all about promoting confidence and individuality when it comes to fashion. Some fashion choices we won't lie are a bit daring - nonetheless everyone has a unique sense of style so flaunt it!

So in keeping with that - there is no worst dressed category. We'll be simply doing a run down of the gorgeous gowns of the night and let us know who your favourite was in the comments below.

BEST DRESSED 2015 - Instyle Awards

Kate Hudson in Giles Deacon 

Miranda Kerr in Ulyana Sergeenko

Diane Kruger in Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Chiara Ferragni in Louis Vuitton 

Eva Amurri Martino in Tory Burch

Judy Greer in Sachin & Babi

Olivia Culpo

We haven't forgotten about the MTV European Music Awards looks and will be doing another blog post about the killer looks on the carpet that night as well. Stay tuned for that post which will go live this evening.


Monday, 26 October 2015

20 Everyday Beauty Tips & Tricks

This blog post is more than just simple tips and tricks. Been there, done that. These tips will have your makeup, hair, and makeup collection looking better and more flawless. So without wasting another second, let's dive into the best beauty related hacks that you may or may not have come across. 


Bleeding lipstick? going in the corners of your lips? Or let me guess... simply transferring everywhere from cups to the cheeks of your BFF's? Well there's a hack for that! After applying your lipstick, take a tissue and place it on top of your lips. Then grab your fav translucent setting powder and lightly dust some of it on top of the tissue. And voila!


You love wearing dark nail polish shades in the Fall and Winter. Who doesn't? But you know what I absolutely hate? Even after applying a base coat sometimes after you remove the shade, your nails look dirty because of the nail polish stains left over. Well there's a hack for that! Grab some baking soda and a lemon. Squeeze the lemon juice and mix it with the baking soda. Apply this concoction to your nails and poof! No yucky stains!


I always buy expensive perfumes but then I'm super let down by some of their staying power. And of course there's a hack for that! Simply get some vaseline - rub it on your pulse points and then spray the perfume! And without walking around like a crazy person who just bathed in their perfume/cologne you'll give off a great scent while still remaining discreet about it. I've done the liberty of including a picture of where your pulse points are. Your welcome.


Dried up mascara? And you know there's definitely more at the bottom of that container? Well there are actually TWO hacks for this. 1. Get some saline (eyedrops) solution and put about 2-3 drops in the mascara container. That should do it! 2. Put the mascara container in hot water for about 5 minutes.


Very oily hair? But you just shampooed yesterday? AND your hair seems to be falling out more after each shampoo? Grab some dry shampoo and spray it on your head AT NIGHT to avoid waking up with a greasy head. Plus using dry shampoo versus shampooing your head daily has been known to reduce chances of hair fallout due to over washing the head. 


Amazing updo? But those pesky bobby pins keep falling limp? Spray them with a bit of hairspray to get them back into place!


Amazing outfit. Everything looks on point BUT there's a pesky thread that just keeps unwinding around your button. Well there's a hack for that! Get some clear top coat or just any clear nail polish and put some on the thread around the button. That should do it!


Avoid a greasy hairdo - by applying conditioner ONLY TO THE ENDS of your hair. Applying it directly to your scalp is a no - no!


Plagued by thin lips? Well there's a hack for that. For an instant plumper lip - add a few drops of peppermint oil to your fav lip gloss. No need for expensive lip plumpers anymore!


Want fuller lashes? Apply some baby powder using a Q-tip to the ends of your eyelashes between each application of mascara. The powder will help give the effect of more fuller lashes and allow the product more to hold onto.


Love glittery nail polish but HATE removing it? Remember Elmer glue as a child? Well any glue for arts and crafts will do. Simply apply it like you would any nail polish and then add the glittery polish on top. And when you get sick of the look - simply tear it off for no mess and no stains!


Love lining your lids but find that the liner just doesn't stay put? Apply eyeliner normally and then use a dark coloured eyeshadow over top to stop it from fading throughout the day.


For the best smokey eye looks - use 2 brushes. One for applying colour and the other for blending. Using the same brush for both gives a muddy, unfinished look that you just don't need.


Want cheekbones or just more sculpted ones? Use a bronzer BELOW the cheekbones and a highlighter right on them for an amazing contoured look. Remember to blend!


Want your eyeshadows to really pop? Take that concealer to hide dark circles and use a little on the lids as well. You can also opt for a light creamy eyeshadow in a very light colour as well. Both do the same thing.


To avoid getting mascara on the your eyelids while applying. Use a firm business card OR a spoon and place it over the lids. And apply away without the worrying!


Experimenting with colour on your eyes? If you're the type of person who likes to use different liners for the top and bottom lash line. Remember: the bottom liner should NEVER be darker than the top. In fact make sure the top liner is always darker to avoid smaller looking eyes.


A great way to get more lift from your eyelashes is to heat up your eyelash curler (not to dangerous levels!) and then curl your eyelashes. 


Never go for overdone or harsh eyebrows with an intense eye look. For one it ages you and secondly it takes away from your eye look. 


Applying a bit of frosty eyeshadow to the centre of your lips after lipstick is a great way to give the effect of fuller, plumper lips!

Hopefully you've now learned a few things! I'll be back with more tips and tricks. And definitely leave any tips or tricks you've come across. I would love to read about them in the comments :)


Friday, 23 October 2015

Window shopping wishlist

The inevitable walks through your favourite shops... and without your wallet or paycheque can be excruciatingly painful for some of us. And isn't it always interesting that when you try to tell yourself you need to control your spending - that's the exact day your favourite stores decide to throw a big sale or come out with something super hot. Maybe you don't necessarily need it... but it's just sooo nice. Ugh. I hate that. And now while my own personal mental window shopping list has grown to new lengths, I thought I would share it with you all.

Some of you are either going to hate me right now, especially if we have similar tastes. Sorry in advance... because this blog post is going to have some pretty nice things :p

So let's get started...

1. Michael Kors - Ava Saffiano Satchel

I love the size of these satchels and the colour range is just super cute. My personal favourite is in the colour Dark Dune.

2. Suede Navy Boots

I just LOVE suede boots and booties in the colour navy. It's a very unique colour for the winter and super chic. So if you are looking for a change from the generic black or browns - then opt for this!

3. Michael Kors - Rhea Small Leather Backpack 

These actually come in a wide range of colours AND there are even the extra small rhea backpacks that are studded if you're feeling a bit more adventurous with your accessories. Backpacks are now not only for students thanks to sexy styles like these!

4. Tassel Boots

So I did a previous blog post on fringe boots but tassel boots/booties are so cute as well. And are a better option for those who want a little character to their boots but aren't 100% sold on the fringe look.

5. Sam Edelman - Fringe Satchel

So just like in the previous blog post I wrote about my obsession with fringe boots and handbags. But I finally came across a handbag that I actually love enough to buy. I walked away from this satchel sadly because I came to the mall minus my wallet... So umm yeah this is something I will be going back for. It comes in faux leather and black suede and the size of it is perfect too!

6. Fergalicious Boots

I loved these so much that I actually snatched them up! Hey you can't blame a girl if they were on a sale? 30% off! Good deal right? 

7. Bucket Bags

Some of you might be fans of these - some not so much. BUT I bet after looking at Mansur Gavriel's bucket bags - I may have converted many of you over to the bucket bag side. Admit it! These are super chic and sexy. This particular style of handbags are pretty popular and most shops do carry them. 

If you like me have fallen in love with this handbag - then wait until December to order it from the website directly or you can scour the internet if you are of the impatient variety.