Monthly Archives: February 2013

Your past is just a story…

Some midweek wisdom for you all…

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Think this is really true and something to keep in mind!

YAY for it being Wednesday; my week is flying by and I actually can’t believe it is March already on Friday. However, unfortunately, the weather here in London has gotten quite cold again recently. Urghhh, I am really craving some sunshine and bright skies at the moment – I think I need to plan a sunny break for the Easter Holidays to get some much needed Vitamin D into my system – do you have any suggestions?

Also I am excited to try a Barrecore exercise class tonight as part of my Sweaty Betty Fit Crowd experience. Have you tried this before? I will let you know how I get on! I hope you all have a Happy Hump Day :)

Best Dressed Oscars 2013

On Sunday the 85th Academy Awards took place in LA. I always love seeing what the stars wear at the most hyped up awards show of the season but I have to say that in general I was a little bit underwhelmed by the red carpet looks this year. However here a quick outline of my best dressed at the Oscars 2013.

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My favourite would have to be Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé. She looks so elegant and like a bono-fida movie-star! The gold gown fits her beautifully and suits her porcelain complexion. The red lips and her incredible curls finishes off the look perfectly!

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Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior! She won the Oscar that night for best actress and I loved the film Silver Linings Playbook so I felt her win was well deserved. Her dress is a total knockout and she kept the rest of the styling and accessories simple to let this dramatic gown to all the talking. I also loved the sparkly necklace bit attached to the dress at the back. As beautiful as the dress was; it did cause her to tumble on the stairs when going up to accept her award but I love Jennifer; she just laughed it off! She seems a great down-to-earth girl, and her post winning interview cracked me up (see video here).

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Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. Normally I am not that keen on too much ruffles and frill but I loved this silver grey dress. It was gorgeous from the back with the long sweep and I bet it made her feel like a princess :)

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Naomi Watts sparkled in a one-shouldered Armani Prive gown! She was incredible in ‘The Impossible’ so her nomination was very well deserved. I like the dark beaded sequins and the different and modern feel of this dress. Hair and makeup was kept simple which I think was appropriate with this kind of ‘look at me’ dress.

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Other notable mentions are for Charlize Theron in Dior Couture (even with her short shaved hairstyle I think she is still one of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood), Kerry Washington in Miu Miu and Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab.

What did you think of the stars on the Oscars 2013 Red Carpet this year?

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Kisses from Clinique – Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss

This February, Clinique has created a special limited edition ‘Kisses from Clinique’ set featuring the bestselling shades of Clinique’s iconic Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss. ‘The Kisses from Clinique‘ set was put together for the KISS IT BETTER appeal – raising money to fund research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer.

Kisses from Clinique

I am a big fan of the Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Glosses (a previous review here) and think this set contains six gorgeous shades that all deliver a super flattering sheen of colour whilst moisturising and keeping your lips soft and therefore kissable ;)

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The ‘Kisses from Clinique’ Set Contains:

  • Currant 5ml
  • Raspberry 5ml
  • Lilac 5ml
  • Grapefruit 5ml
  • Apricot 5ml
  • Rootbeer 5ml

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Here they are swatched on my hand. L-R: Apricot and Rootbeer, Lilac and Ginger and Currant at the bottom.

My personal favourites are Apricot (a sheer pinkened apricot) and Ginger (a mid tone nude brown with a hint of pink). But really I think they are all such lovely and wearable glosses and the formula is nice and glossy but not too sticky.

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This must have set will be sold exclusively in House of Fraser stores nationwide and online at Clinique.co.uk during the month of February, with 50% of the RRP (£24) going to the appeal. The full size Superbalm Moisturising Glosses are 15ml and retail at £14.50.

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A £2 donation will also apply to all Clinique lipstick or lipgloss sold at House of Fraser stores nationwide, throughout February 2013. (£1.00 will be donated by Clinique and £1.00 will be donated by House of Fraser).

So what are you waiting for; Get kissing…I mean GIVING ;)

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The Fit Crowd with Sweaty Betty!

A few weeks back I got approached by Sweaty Betty, a leading women’s fashion and lifestyle brand, with the question ‘did I want to be part of the Sweaty Betty The Fit Crowd‘? Now as you can imagine that’s not something I had to think that long and hard about – I mean who doesn’t want to be able to say; I belong to ‘The Fit Crowd’ haha! I was already a fan of Sweaty Betty’s workout gear so joining them on a journey of fun, fitness and fashion sounded perfect to me!

A few days after accepting a big box arrived from Sweaty Betty and I did a little woohoo in the office when I found my official welcome to The Fit Crowd invite inside! It also contained their latest Spring/Summer 2013 Look Book. I love so many of the outfits….

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Sweaty Betty’s purpose is “to inspire woman to find empowerment through fitness” and they believe that healthy & fit = happiness and I am in total agreement with that! Next week I will be off to my first Sweaty Betty – The Fit Crowd event to meet the other health and fitness loving selected ladies and I will get to pick some clothes from the new collection and we’ll have some fitness fun together – I cant wait!

Will you join me on my Fit Crowd journey?