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Monthly Archives: March 2012
I am currently loving my Burberry lipstick in the shade Rosewood; seriously how gorgeous is this lippy?
I discovered this lipstick because it was one of the items in my March ‘The Harrods Edition’ Glossybox.
I have to say the March Glossybox was filled with some amazing products:
♥ Ojon Restorative Hair Serum
♥ Clarins Extra firming body cream
♥ 4ml Eau De Toilette of Fendi’s new Fandi fragrance
♥ Erno Laszlo – 5 piece cream gift set
..but this mini Burberry lipstick was definitely my favourite!
Isn’t this the cutest and tiniest lipstick you have ever seen?
The packaging of the mini version is exactly the same as their full sized lipsticks with its polished gunmetal case and Burberry check embossed lipstick bullet.
It’s a rosy brown shade that I think would suit most skin-tones. It’s a quite a natural look but it does give a nice touch of elegant colour to your lips. The formula is ‘soft satin’ which feels very light whilst being creamy and moisturizing. The lasting power is really good and it has a pretty satin/glossy finish to it.
Other products I used for this look:
CID i-Perfect Foundation
MAC Peachykeen blush
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
MAC Belightful highlighter
Estee Lauder stay-in-place shadowcreme in Golden Sands
Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette (Suspect & Snakeskin)
Estee Lauder Pure color Kajal eyeliner in Pure Black
What do you think of the Burberry lipcover in Rosewood? A full sized version of this lipstick retails for £23 (link) which isn’t cheap but this is a shade that is very timeless so probably worth the investment!
I always love the makeup looks as seen on the models on the Burberry runways or in their advertising campaigns so this lipstick has got me excited about trying more from their beauty collection. Do you have any Burberry beauty products that you would recommend? xoxo
A couple of weekends ago a friend of mine was visiting London so we decided to catch up over one of my favourite past times; BRUNCH!
On my trusty, couldn’t live without it, iPhone I have a ‘places to eat’ note that is ever growing and is separated by brunch places, restaurants and even specific London suburbs. Yes I am a bit of a (super) organised freak like that haha ;) High on my brunch places-to-go list was the venue for our catch up; ‘St Ali’ in Farringdon.
St Ali is Australian owned and a sister branch of an esteemed coffee-focused cafe established in Melbourne 11 years ago. Most of my favourite London brunch places seem to be Antipodean owned or operated. Antipodeans are real foodies and they seem to have the formula for cafe culture down pat; creative, simple but delicious food, good coffee and friendly service!
A discreet entrance on a busy road in Farringdon leads you to a door with their name lit in light-bulbs! There was quite a large queue outside the door so I was expecting a long wait but surprisingly they dealt with the people waiting very efficiently and after about fifteen minutes we were lead upstairs to our table. The restaurant is quite large and has a really cool industrial yet warm feel to it; there’s a huge roaster downstairs, a big coffee counter, lots of bare brick walls and gorgeous black and gold textured skull bones wallpaper!
I ordered myself a fresh mint tea while taking a while to umm and ahh over what to order from their mouth-watering menu; it all just sounded sooo delicious! In the end I decided on the corn fritters, baby spinach, grilled halloumi, kasundi with poached eggs…..
…which was definitely the right choice! Fluffy cooked fritters, with salty haloumi, a sweet chutney and perfectly poached eggs. Nom nom. My friend ordered the baked free range eggs, roast pepper, chorizo, saffron & tomato ragu with feta which was delicious but think he definitely suffered from some food envy hehe ;)
If you are ever around Farringdon (or I’d say it’s even worth making a special d-tour for) then definitely check out this great restaurant and I bet their lunch or dinner menu will be just as amazing!
27 Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1M 5RN
Phone: 020 7253 5754
After brunch we walked further east to roam around the Columbia Road flower markets!
In a little art/print shop on Columbia Road I also felt drawn to a print by French graphic designer Sarah Boris so I decided to buy it for my place..
“Sarah’s minimalist style is presented in ‘You Are Here,’ which references the not so unfamiliar icon placed on outdoor maps. It playfully reminds the viewer of their presence and spectatorial position in front of the piece, acknowledging that they are there, if you needed reminding!!”
What I really loved about this print is that it will remind me to ‘live in the moment’. Anywhere I will have this on my walls, no matter what country or city I live in, it will allow me to focus on ‘I am here’!
♥ “The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory.
To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.” Chris Cobbs
♥ “With the past, I have nothing to do nor with the future. I live now.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
♥ Carpe Diem “Seize the day”
Sorry it’s a little late this week but still Happy Hump Day everyone. Night night xoxo
As per my ‘Spring trend crush: Mint’ blog post; getting some mint jeans was on the top of my shopping lust-list! I finally ended up buying the perfect ones last week and couldn’t wait to wear them this weekend…
Back in February during London Fashion I popped by the Handpicked Media LFW Lounge where UK fashion retailer Warehouse were also showcasing their gorgeous Spring/Summer ’12 collection.
The collection is full of pretty pastel hues, chic silhouettes, simple shapes and tropical prints.
I love this white lace cami and the beige peplum skirt! So classic and elegant ♥
And this where I first spotted their beautiful mint jeans!!
You can get their ultra skinny mint jeans online here for £40 (link)
I had also seen mint jeans in other high street shops like H&M, ZARA and River Island but the Warehouse ones started my original love affair and once I tried them on I was just sold :) They are a lovely slim fit, quite a strong not too stretchy cotton and about mid-rise waisted.
I had my parents visiting from The Netherlands this weekend and it was b-e-a-utiful weather which meant a perfect time to rock my new mint skinny jeans!
Ultra Skinny Coloured Jeans by Warehouse
White cable stitch jumper by ZARA as seen here (link)
Silver ballet flats by ZARA (last season)
Pastel/white scarf by TieRack (gift from a friend)
RayBan Aviator sunglasses by RayBan
Watch by Michael Kors
Bag by GinaTricot as seen here (link)
We spent most of Saturday walking along the Thames and soaking up the sun in Richmond Park!
The sunset over the Thames in Richmond.
I had the loveliest weekend and I’m just over the moon with my mint jeans! :)
Are you eyeing up any mint or other pastel coloured jean this summer? xoxo