Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My High End Designer Bags

If you're anything like me you'll spend hours online browsing designer bags and deciding which one to save your pennies up for next... 

I'll start off by telling you which designer bags I already own...

First up I have my fave going out bag which is the Mulberry Daria in tan - I think this bag was discontinued about 5 years ago as I picked it up in Cheshire Oaks in 2011

You can buy similar here for £550.
Next up is my other Mulberry which is my go to day bag... This is my Mulberry Roxanne... if there was a fire in the house this would be the first thing I saved.

I got this bag over 6 years ago for my 21st Birthday and I must say as it's got older I've just loved it more and more.]

Once again sadly Mulberry have dis-continued the Roxanne but I still adore it.

I have hundreds of photos of me with this bag but thought I'd give you all a good laugh so here is me, the mulb and Juan Sheet!!!

Finally here is me and the most expensive thing I own which is the iconic black Chanel bag in black leather.

Anyone on the blog circuit will probably already have a fair idea how much this cost but I've never actually looks exactly as my boyfriend bought this for me (defo a keeper).

Here is me with the bag in Budapest.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A Very Honest and Embarrassing What's In My Bag?

First of all I thought I'd share with you the bag I'm currently using which is Just Cavalli from TK Maxx and I believe was about £150.00 reduced from £350. Sadly I cannot provide you a link from it as there isn't anything similar on their website.

If you go into your local TK Maxx however seek out the Red Section as it's offers quite heavily reduced designer items (up to 70%). You can also pick up Pucci, Marc Jacobs, See by Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. 

So I thought I'd do this post because I emptied out my bag and was shocked about the quantity of things I had in it. I've never done a what's in my bag before so here is the embarrassing truth? 

1) A disgusting amount (8) lip products, I've got lip balms, stains and a lush lip scrub. Just to clarify I have not put all these lip products in one one day but have accumulating them over the last couple of week as I always chuck in the colour I'm wearing.

2) All my other makeup - which actually normally goes in the makeup bag pictured. Basically there's a bit of everything!!! This is all my day to day makeup which I won't go into but please let me know if your interested in my day to day makeup routine and I'll do a post.

3) I love this so much I don't class this in my normal makeup - this is the Naked 3 palette. I don't usually put this in my bag but went out after work the other night so chucked it in! I got mine here.

4) My Makeup bag is from boots and is a Ted Baker one. This cost £14 and you can buy this here.

5) My hair always begins to look flat around lunchtime so I always keep my tangle teazer and the Charles Worthington Volume and Texture Spray. I got both of these from Boots too!

6) Not sure how this has happened but I have 3 perfumes - I have the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck (this is my fave cheap scent), Vera Wang Princess and MAC turquatic which I'm literally obsessed with!!

7) Two nail polishes - have been chucked in to top up chips. One is a Model's Own one, the other is Nails Inc

8)Change - hilariously I had £8.67 of chain in the bottom of my bag! No wonder my bag is so heavy!!

9) Hypochondriac Alert!!! Paracetamol, heartburn tablets, Cold and Flu and anti-hystermines

10) Iphone Charger

11) Diary and work items

12) I got my Michael Kors Purse and phone case in pink which I don't think is available any more but it's available in green here for £85.00. My iphone is inside here!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Spring Wishlist (and cheaper alternatives!)


1) Jacket - Topshop - £185.00
2) Skirt - Ted Baker - £129.00
3) Dress - French Connection - £110.00
4) Bag - Michael Kors £315.00
5) Shoes - Kurt Geiger - £270.00


1) Jacket - Miss Selfridge £52.00 (I realise this is slightly cheating but this is a leather jacket!!) 
2) Skirt - BooHoo - £8.00
3) Dress  - BooHoo £25.00
4) Bag - TK Maxx £24.99
5) Shoes - New Look - £22.99

Friday, 14 March 2014

My Week in Photos!!

First of all a big apology for being a bad blogger this week it's been rather a mental one! Rather than bore you all going on about what I've been up to I thought I'd share some photos with you.

Please let me know if you've been up to anything exciting this week?!

I've been listening to....

On Tuesday I went to see HAIM.

I've been SCREAMING at...

On Wednesday with a 7% iphone battery we had a 9 hour power cut... it was a good excuse to burn nice smelling candles and play scrabble with my fella!! We also obviously had to eat all the ice creams...

I've been laughing at...

 Last night we went to see Jack Whitehall who was absolutely hilarious!! 

I've also spent all week chuckling at the photos from my friend Anita's hen do last Saturday.

And finally with my shopping ban I have spent a lot of time lusting after...

The Marc Jacobs Lolita Palette - I NEED THIS!!

These amazing ASOS shoes which are a pure bargain at £22.00 and are defo are my pre lent wish list...

Sunday, 9 March 2014

NARS blush, Adult Content highlight and bronzing palette

So the final item I order before I put myself on a spending ban arrived yesterday and my lord is it a beauty!! I ordered this from a website called Urban Retreat (as it was sold out in Selfridges!) but I'm very very impressed with this website.

It came really really quickly - the packaging was amazing so I would definitely recommend trying it out.

You can buy this product here for £30.00 but they have loads of lovely stuff so have a browse!!! 

Now for some pics!!

What I Like

  • Not the normal NARS blush palette shades - I love Laguna and Orgasm but I imagine most beauty blogger already own these products
  • Zen is a gorgeous matte bronzer and is AMAZING for contouring -so much so I am even thinking of purchasing the big one.
  • Miss Liberty is a lovely subtle highlight and while it is obviously shimmery it doesn't have too much glitter in it.
  • I've never owned Deep Throat and now I am in love - this is the perfect day look blush - it reminds me a little bit of benefit coralista but is darker and I think it blends better.
What I don't like
  • This comment should really be in the middle as it's not that I dont like it but I am a bit scared about how pigmented and bright desire is - I think it's defo only night out friendly.
  • The size of the palette - guys this palette is tiny and while I think Deep Throat is almost a full sized blush the rest of them are diddy!!

Has anyone else got this?

What's your fave NARS product? xxx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


So from tomorrow I am planning to do something I don't think I've ever done before... put myself on a 40 day spending ban!!! :(

I am without a doubt a self confessed shopaholic and do not go a week without buying myself at least a small treat so I'm going to find this really hard.

I also have a few events coming up - a wedding, a dinner party and a uni reunion that I would have without a doubt bought new outfits for so I'm going to try and will be doing some posts about using what you all ready have....

Are you giving up anything for lent? xxx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

March Wish List

1) Nars Adult Content Palette - Contains the shades Zen, Miss Liberty, Desire, Deep Throat £30.00
What I like about this is the fact it doesn't contain the normal NARS shades and is a great way of trying some of their less well known products.
2) ASOS french bulldog dress £35.00
I'm dying to get an actual french bulldog so I'm thinking this might give my boyfriend the right hint!!
3) Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush in Luminous Flush £28.00
This may very well be the prettiest product I've ever seen and it needs a place on my dressing table ASAP!
4)Revlon Matt Balms £7.99
I'm absolutely desperate  to get my little mitts on these but because of the 3 for 2 at Boots there are literally none left!! Might have to do a little online order!!
5)Zara Blouse £25.99
I saw a girl wearing this out last night and fell in love with it - I have recently bought a white leather skirt and think they would look perfect together...
6) Topshop Shoes £62.00
I'm really fancying these for my spring work shoes - I love the detail on the skinny heel!