Monthly Archives: February 2012

Family Time >

I’m currently on holiday with my family so felt the below was very appropriate for today’s Hump Day message.
 So true! For almost 8 years I lived on the other side of the world, away from my family. Since returning to Europe in 2010 I have loved being closer to home and being able to spend quality time with my family. It has realise definitely made me; you only have one family and they offer unconditional love.  
I am a very blessed girl to have them ♥
I hope you all have a fantastic Hump Day! xoxo 

The Super ‘O’ Glow – NARS Illuminator

No I am not talking about myself in those three words; I am talking about NARS Illuminators! :)
“NARS Illuminators are a collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh the skin, enhance the complexion and create a shimmering incandescence”. These great multi-use illuminators come in the shades Laguna, Orgasm, Copacabana and Super Orgasm. 
♥ Silky, shimmering highlighters that create instant radiance and luminosity
♥ The translucent weightless formula makes skin look glowing and refreshed

♥ Flattering on all skins and dermatologist tested
♥ Can be worn alone or mixed with moisturizer, primer or liquid foundation to provide a subtle luminescence!

I have the NARS Illuminator in the shade ‘Super Orgasm’…

Super Orgasm is a gorgeous peachy liquid infused with gold shimmers to give you a dewy glow.
The illuminators are not marketed as a blusher so don’t expect it to look like the Orgasm blush (which is one of my all-time-fave beauty products). The illuminators are very blend-able so can be used all over the face and even on the body. I think it looks absolutely stunning on the cheekbones, collar bone and your decollate for a sexy, chic look.

It may seem quite pigmented at first swatch, but don’t worry it blends out very easily once on your cheeks! One quick tip: Give the tube a little shake to make sure it is all blended before applying.

A tiny bit of this illuminator goes a long way so the 30ml tube will last you ages. 

I like to apply this with my fingertips by patting a small amount of Super Orgasm onto my cheek bones, and bring it downward for a radiant, healthy glow. Or I mix mix a small dot into my foundation to add instant warmth with a slight shimmer to my complexion. 

NARS Illuminators are available online here or at your local NARS counter at £22 for 30ml. 
Do you have any of the NARS Illuminators and if so how do you like to wear yours? xoxo

Off to the snow….=

Hey everyone :)

Just letting you know I will be missing in action for a wee while on the blog front because today I am off to Norway for a ski holiday with the family!!
Which means a whole week off work to enjoy the following…
♥ Exploring the ski slopes ♥
 ♥ Reading books by the fireplace ♥
Think I may need to buy Sophie Kinsella’s new book ‘I’ve got your number’ at the airport!

♥ The town of Trysil in Norway where we will be staying ♥
♥ Hot chocolate to warm up after a long day on the ski slopes ♥
♥ I really really want to go husky sledging while I am there ♥
♥ Eating huge amounts of smoked salmon, yummmm ♥
♥ Making snow angels hehe ♥
♥ Lots of family time and dinners ♥
♥ Sleep, relax and re-charge my batteries ♥
♥ I will also have two days in Oslo and when I was there last December (see pictures here) it hadn’t snowed yet so this time am hoping to wonder around a white Oslo ♥
I can’t wait!!!! I’m outta here! See you later….. xoxo

A little impulse shopping…

The other day after walking home from the gym, on the way to the supermarket, I somehow found myself getting distracted by just ‘popping’ into H&M and ZARA for a quick browse. Why? No idea but  somehow I felt compelled to do a little impulse shopping. I grabbed a couple of things and without even trying them on I just bought them!!

The next day I tried them all on and have to say am very happy with my speedy purchases…

ZARA Digital Print Dress £29.99 by TRF (Link)
Just loved the print of this dress and think it will be perfect for spring and summer.
ZARA Cable Stitch Jumper £17.99 (Link)
I have wanted a simple white cable knit for a while now and for this price I felt it was a bargain!
Cant wait to wear this with say mint jeans (my new obsession) and my Alexander McQueen scarf.
H&M Basic grey singlet £4.99
Every day basic ‘must have’! I also bought a bright coloured (yes..maybe it’s aqua/mint…) singlet from H&M but this will feature in an upcoming OOTD post :)
ZARA ‘The Collection’ 100% Linen t-shirts in Beige and Black £15.99 (Link)
I already have this singlet in white and it is one of my favourites so decided to grab it in these two neutral colours which will go with many outfits. 
H&M mix of pretty coloured studs £3.99
So what do you think of my impulse purchases? xoxo