Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Yes, I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours.

Number One on my wish list right now (along with the perfect white summer dress) are these silver glittery TOMS, as seen on Jessica Alba. 

I wouldn't usually go for glitter during the day, especially where my feet are concerned (I tend to keep this look for nights out) & the natural classic ones are more my typical style. But these have grown on me, they really do look great for day time! I can already think of various outfits I can throw these on with in my wardrobe!

& whats even better, with every pair of TOMS purchased, a pair will be donated to a child in need. 


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Oversized Orange

I'm never one to wear a lot of make up. I like to keep it simple...maybe sometimes too simple. Which is why I've recently been drawn to lip colour. In particular, moisturizing lip colours as my lips have a tendency to get very dry meaning I constantly need a lip balm close to hand!

After recently trying the Revlon lip butters & L'Oreal Rouge Caresse lipsticks (both of which I love!) I just had to try the much raved about Clinique Chubby Stick moisturizing lip colour balms. Clinique is my go-to make up brand & has been for years so I knew I definitely wouldn't be disappointed.

12. Oversized Orange

There are 16 colours to choose from so it was a hard choice! I was drawn to Oversized Orange as its unlike anything I've ever worn before, is perfect for the summer & will really stand out against any skin tone. The warm orange shade is sheer to begin with but you can build it up by applying with a lip brush or layering on with another shade.

The colour itself is hard to photograph properly on my lips but I'm planning on wearing it a lot this summer, be that going out at night, during the day or to festivals etc, so I'm sure it'll pop up on my blog sometime in the near future.

Now, which shade to choose next . . .


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubileeee Baking

Vanilla Jubilee Cupcakes
Before I get onto the beautifully patriotic cake me and my friend made, I've firstly got to mention the Jubilee Concert which took place last night! I wasn't planning on watching all of it (Revenge at 9, Made in Chelsea at 10 but by that time I had already pressed the R button on Sky Plus) but after watching the first hour how could I not?

The whole event looked incredible, with the infectious atmosphere and excitement of the 20 thousand strong crowd gathered up The Mall & the fireworks finale was just spectacular! I was only watching it in HD so imagine what it must have been like to really be there!

My favourite moments: Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Madness & the amazing projections onto Buckingham Palace during their performance, Cheryl Cole standing next to the Queen on stage, Kate Middleton & ... Prince Harry (I think I'm just a little bit in love with him).

Anyway onto how I spent some of my Jubilee weekend - Baking!! 

Union Jack cake made by me and my friend Sophie
 We did want to attempt this beauty of a cake which I found on Pinterest ....

But are saving it for the Olympic celebrations!

All of this Jubilee excitement has made me even more excited for upcoming Olympic Opening Ceremony Concert on Hyde Park on 27th July which I have tickets for!!!