31/10/2013

Halloween Nails

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Halloween Nails, halloween, Nail Art, nail polish, nails, UK beauty and fashion blog, blogger

Happy Halloween! I hope each and every one of you will have a great night full of sweets, pumpkin pie, candles and a little bit of fear. I personally cannot watch horror movie, because I get to nervous, but I will watch something. If you're going to a costume party today or on the weekend don't forget about painting your nails! Here are my Halloween Nails ideas, I hope you like them! Which one is your favourite? (P.S. It seems it's easier for me to paint my own nails than this wheel!)

28/10/2013

Work out necessities


Whether I am working out in the gym or going for a brisk run I always make sure to look good in process. I went through a phase of wearing whatever t-shirt I had in my wardrobe (or stealing one from my husband) and not caring about anything in the world, but when my exercise levels have risen, my confidence grew and I saw that working out in a fun and colourful attire gives me an extra energy and makes me more enthusiastic about it.

So I said goodbye to old plain t-shirts and embraced neon colours, flashy pinks and started to look closely at my skincare routine as well. I never work out with a full make up on, I believe it can clog your pores and you can suffer from a really bad breakouts. At the same time, when I'm going for a run in a local park I don't want to scare small children with my pale face and few spots I may encounter from time to time. That's why I usually put a trusty BB Cream on my face like this Superdrug BB Cream - 5-in-1 Skin Perfecting Day Cream. I am lucky enough that I can live without mascara, so I only put on some RapidShield Eyelash Daily Conditioner (review here) on my eyelashes and I am good to go! I never forget about a good lip balm. I'm using various ones throughout the year including tinted ones to give my lips an extra colour, but I recently bought this lovely and simple Burt's Bees Lip Balm with Mango Butter (you can see in my haul that I've also picked up few more!) and I am sticking to it for now. I can never exercise without some music - so my iPod Shuffle gives me energy and power and helped me a lot in my first 5k run (also big thank you to Swedish House Mafia!). I also put on my trusty Timex Ironman Triathlon watch which keeps track of my progress. As for clothes, I am particularly fond of Nike range as they have great quality of clothes in perfect prints. I was kindly sent these amazing purple Nike Free TR Fit 3 Women's Cross Training shoes and they're dream to run in! Featuring a low-profile design manufactured from a thin, lightweight upper, they offer easy movement with lightweight comfort and support.

What are your working out necessities?

25/10/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress

WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blogWHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: windsor blue dress, Motel Verity Collared Dress in Windsor Blue, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Motel Rocks, dresses, shoes, rings, jewellery, Primark, Peter Pan, collar, outfit, UK fashion and beauty blog

dress - Motel Rocks, tights - Topshop, shoes - Primark,
rings - Primark
 
I finally got this dress! I have been checking Motel Rocks website literally every day to see if it came back in stock and when it did, I quickly ordered it. I am in love with this vibrant cobalt blue print, Peter Pan collar and longer sleeves. It's perfect length too and seems to be perfect for autumn! If you like the print like I do, I know that there are plenty of other choices on Motel Rocks website including top, skirt and playsuit. I have been also wearing these Primark chunky boots almost everyday. They're one of my best autumn buys - so comfortable and match every outfit I plan to wear.

24/10/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: striped skirt and quilted top



jacket* - French Connection, top - Primark, skirt - New Look, shoes - Primark,
necklace - Forever 21, rings - Primark


This is my usual weekend look. I am seriously loving my Primark top and I'm so glad I have the same one in creme, grey and red! It seem they go with everything, are thick, so perfect for this season and have a little bit of texture, so much more fun that the usual simple t-shirt. I saw this skirt when I was in Poland and brought it back with me, I cannot believe I left it at home in the first place! It has perfect autumn shade - more burgundy/dark wine that on the photos. A while ago I've bought this wishbone necklace from Forever 21 and I haven't had chance to wear it yet! It was really cheap, less than £3, I think the store has some great jewellery at affordable prices so make sure to check it out when you're on a hunt for a dainty necklace or bracelet.

23/10/2013

NAILS: Essie it's genius


Essie It's genius is a sparkly purple quartz nail polish with delicate golden shimmer which makes it a perfect autumnal shad. Bold and beautiful, it has been my favourite for the past couple of weeks. Reminds me of the leaves changing colour and mulled wine I'll soon be sipping in Winter Wonderland. I am also seriously impressed with the staying power - I've been wearing this nail polish for four days with no top coat and there's no sign of a chipped nail in sight!

22/10/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt

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WHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt, Primark Bambi sweatshirt, Disney Bambi sweatshirt, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Primark, jacket, animals, leggings, Topshop, shoes, rings, jewellery, Givenchy, outfit, UK fashion beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt, Primark Bambi sweatshirt, Disney Bambi sweatshirt, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Primark, jacket, animals, leggings, Topshop, shoes, rings, jewellery, Givenchy, outfit, UK fashion beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt, Primark Bambi sweatshirt, Disney Bambi sweatshirt, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Primark, jacket, animals, leggings, Topshop, shoes, rings, jewellery, Givenchy, outfit, UK fashion beauty blogWHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt, Primark Bambi sweatshirt, Disney Bambi sweatshirt, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Primark, jacket, animals, leggings, Topshop, shoes, rings, jewellery, Givenchy, outfit, UK fashion beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: Givenchy-inspired Bambi sweatshirt, Primark Bambi sweatshirt, Disney Bambi sweatshirt, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, Primark, jacket, animals, leggings, Topshop, shoes, rings, jewellery, Givenchy, outfit, UK fashion beauty blog 

jacket* - French Connection, sweatshirt - Primark, leggings - Topshop, shoes - Primark,

rings - Primark


The fashion world has gone crazy for Bambi! Last year we wore Givenchy's Rottweiler t-shirts designed by Riccardo Tisci and this year he put another animal on a pedestal. Since the Disney-inspired print hit the runway last season, everyone went mad for Bambi and we could see sea of celebrities wearing this distinctive print, including the front row at Givenchy fashion show including Paris Fashion Week. Even little Nori West got a customized t-shirt!

Of course my budget didn't allow me to buy the original version (it is sold out anyway), so I squealed with delight when I saw this sweatshirt in Primark. Much more purse friendly costing £10 it is my new favourite sweatshirt and I have been wearing it all weekend! I think it goes really well with my new French Connection faux leather jacket and leggings from Topshop. I am also rocking my new Primark rings, I think they'll become my autumn jewellery staple.

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After coming back from Poland last week I was more than excited to visit Boots and Superdrug to check and get some new releases (I was especially excited by Bourjois). I've also bought some releases from LUSH's Christmas selection.


Together with autumn beauty buys I had to update my wardrobe, shopping in ASOS sale, getting coveted dress from Motel Rocks and snapping great Givenchy-inspired sweatshirt in Primark.

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21/10/2013

Pür Minerals 5-Piece Beauty-to-Go Collection


Pür Minerals is quickly becoming one of my favourite make up brands! Cruelty-free and packed with mineral goodness, it not only enhances your looks but also helps to fight blemishes, acne and early signs of ageing. I am in love already with my Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation and use it every single day including my wedding day! It's my absolute make up staple, so I was excited to discover some new great products.

Pür Minerals 5-Piece Beauty-to-Go Collection* offers you a quick access to 5 must have beauty items from the brand. It's a great starter kit for beginners or people who know their way, but want to familiarise themselves with Pür Minerals.

This perfection makeup kit includes:
  • Correcting Primer: A decent primer which minimises the looks of pores and fines lines, so you can achieve a natural flawless look. Just remember for it to dry before applying make up! 
  • 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup: I cannot express my love for this product, read my review and go buy it! (Although I should mention that I have normal skin prone to dryness and love it and my friend with oily skin is not a fan.)
  • Mineral Glow: Bronzing powder infused with antioxidants and shea butter which gives my skin a sun-kissed glow. I apply it with Chisel Brush or powder brush and sweep it over my face.
  • Impact+ Mascara: This mascara promises to lengthen, thicken and curl your lashes. Although I wouldn't go that far, I've still enjoyed using it. This small sample is perfect for my lower lashes and I am actually thinking of getting a full version.
  • Chisel Brush: This brush was designed specifically for 4-in-1 formula foundation, it is cruelty-free and you can read my review here. It's not as soft as Real Techniques brushes, but I only use it for my 4-in-1 foundation so it does the perfect job.
You can get this kit in Marks and Spencer for £39.50. I also have my eye on soon launching Pür Minerals Nat Geo Wild Set - a portion of the proceeds from its sale goes to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, which is dedicated to halting the decline of big cats in the wild through conservation and awareness.

20/10/2013

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub

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I have affirmed already my love for LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub, but there is another bad boy on the block this Christmas - Santa's Lip Scrub. It is limited edition, red, sweet-scented, cola flavoured and will polish your lips to perfection. Ingredients include extracts of cherries and dates and extra virgin coconut oil, so it's safe to use even on dried or chapped lips (although don't rub too much!). You can find few hearts on top when you open the pot for the first time although I'm not too sure why they're here - merely for decoration? I guess so, but it wasn't so convenient to take them off. I also had to exchange my pot, because when I got home I saw that it was already used by someone! Seriously, open it in store to check, I was really unimpressed when I went to another LUSH the next day and out of five scrubs left in store only one was untouched! Why people do that since LUSH provides testers in front of the till?

19/10/2013

Caudalíe Beauty Elixir - L'Wren Scott's Collector's Edition

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I'm sure many of you are already familiar with the amazing Caudalíe product - Eau de Beauté - Beauty Elixir which is a firm staple in a beauty routine of actresses, stylists and models. Also accessible to us, mere mortals, Beauty Elixir* promises to tighten pores, smooth features, set make up and give extra radiance to tired skin.

Caudalíe Beauty Elixir - L'Wren Scott's Collector's Edition, Caudalíe, toner, review, UK beauty fashion blog

Mathilde Thomas, who launched Caudalíe, wanted to create a Collector's Edition by a high profile style icon. She invited L'Wren Scott to design the bottle, and the talented American designer, who has been a fan of the iconic product from the start, accepted immediately. L'Wren Scott worked on the bottle at the same time as her A/W 2013 collection, which was inspired by Gustav Klimt. She borrowed the ideas of mosaics and a female silhouette. The interwoven bunches, like vine shoots are a refined and feminine pattern and glossy black gives the bottle luxurious feel. It is limited edition, so be quick if you want to get it!

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18/10/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes

WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog
WHAT I WORE TODAY: kitty cat dress and shoes, animal print, animals, black and white, cat, dresses, H and M, monochrome, shoes, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT, H&M cat dress, blogger, UK fashion and beauty blog

dress - H&M, shoes - Daisy Street

When I saw this dress on H&M website I knew I had to get it! I'm more of a dog person but with a cute kitty print like this and classic skater style shape it has a special place in my wardrobe. I instantly thought that I will team it up with my Charlotte Olymipa inspired flats for a kitty-cat-look Katy Perry would be proud of.

17/10/2013

NAILS: Topshop Candy Fox

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NAILS: Topshop Candy Fox, nail polish, nails, Topshop, fox, pink, NOTD, beauty fashion blogger, UK blog

I'm slowly building my Topshop nail polish collection. Last time you could admire very cute pink glittery Unicorn and this time it's Candy Fox from the new matte range. I must admit that I've bought it purely because of the foxy name and girly pink shade, but it didn't disappoint me. The package is slightly different with both glass and brush cap being matte. I really like it actually, because it's something new in my collection. The application is straightforward and easy and it setts quickly on the nails. The colour is not your usual pink, I would call it more salmon pink and looks very natural. If you're not a fan of this particular shade, there are other available too. 

16/10/2013

New rings from Primark


Primark jewellery can be hit or miss, but I can always vouch for their rings selection. I know that apart from the usual rings in sizes small, medium and large they also have adjustable ones, but I never buy these, due to few unfortunate incidents I had when I was little. I also find them uncomfortable, so never even look into that direction. I actually don't have to, because Primark's ring selection is huge and you are spoilt with choices. This time I've picked up this ring-pack for mere £4! They look sturdy, so I am not afraid that gems will fall out, actually this never happened to me with Primark rings, but did with ones from Accessorize and H&M. Maybe that's because I tend to buy bigger rings here, but at least I know they won't fall apart after one week. I especially love the look of the ones on the far left and far right - the lovely iridescent green-blue gem will add a sparkle to any outfit and simple black stone in silver finish will suit all of my clothes. What do you think?

15/10/2013

Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask

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Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask Liz Earle, beauty, face masks, review, blogger, UK blog,

Liz Earle is a brand that I am slowly starting to develop more and more interest. With cruelty free and animal friendly (BUAV approved) range of make up and skincare products, brand is a firm favourite among beauty bloggers. I have been dabbling into both categories recently testing the new nail polishes in Grey Dawn and Ebb Tide (check my review) and Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask.

Suitable for all skin types, but especially for those suffering from dry, parched and stressed skin, Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask* has been my recent saviour. With the weather getting cold and putting on the central heating my skin suffers from dryness and this creamy mask soothes and hydrates the dry skin. Packed with rose-scented geranium it's a pleasure to put on and relax for 10-15 minutes and later gently wipe away residue with the muslin cloth. I like the rich and creamy texture and the fact that it makes my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Makes a wonderful weekly treat! I also did a little research and I am not the only one giving this mask such great review, so thank you Liz Earle and I cannot wait to try more!

13/10/2013

AUTUMN GIVEAWAY

 

With the weather being down, rain pouring from the sky, grey clouds hovering and colder weather meaning I need to dig up my scarves and gloves for autumn walks, I thought about throwing a little giveaway to brighten up everyone's day. 
 
You can win: 
Cath Kidston umbrella,
Benefit They're Real Mascara,
Moroccan Oil treatment,  
Laura Mercier fresh fig body butter,  
Xen Tan dark,  
Dove hand cream
and a little surprise gift.

Giveaway will end on 31st October.
The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and contacted via the email they provide/twitter if applicable. 
Open internationally. 

11/10/2013

Matalan Movie Club


Last weekend I attended an event organised for bloggers by Matalan - Matalan Movie Club. I mingled with my favourite bunch at Bvlgari hotel in Knightsbridge eating delicious macaroons, drinking champagne and nibbling on mini-pizzas. I also had a sneak preview at the hottest Matalan offering - The Statements collection full of trendy pieces for upcoming season. You will not find pastels, but lots of grunge and oversized pieces, tartan print and pleather. It's certainly something to keep your eye on. I think the biggest hit with bloggers was coat which you can see on the poster below (£40). 

Later we went for a private screening of Woody Allen's movie Midnight in Paris. I saw it in the cinema when it was first released and then two other times at home, so it's safe to say that it is one of my favourite romantic comedies (and certainly my favourite Allen movie). I don't want to spoil the plot if you haven't seen it, but if you love Paris, 1920s and you're a fan of joies de vivre, you need to put it on your movie list.

10/10/2013

NAILS: sparkles

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NAILS: sparkles nail polish, nails, NOTD, Barry M, gold, glitter, sparkle, beauty blog
My newest addition from Barry M range is this beautiful sparkly gold nail polish. I've picked it up from Superdrug and only when I got home I've noticed that this is actually a limited edition shade, exclusive to the store. It's name is not very exciting - F 334 - and in my opinion it should be named Sparkles because of gold and rose gold metallic flakes which glisten beautifully under natural and artificial lights. I think it will be perfect for New Years Eve or Bonfire Night when the fireworks light up the sky. This time my base was another Barry M nail polish in Indigo, but next time I am tempted to try glittery gold or red for a Christmas vibe.