Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hello Beautiful People!

Image from google

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it or a nice relaxing day if you do not, and a happy and healthy New Year.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Fashion Fix: New Year's Eve Outfits

Hello Beautiful People!

Before we get into this post of festive frocks and party perfect platforms, don't forget to enter my Christmas/New Year Giveaway here :)


As I'm sure you all know, the party season is well and truly upon us with Christmas catch-ups and festive frolics keeping us busy into the New Year.

If you're anything like me you will suddenly find you have absolutely nothing to wear and find yourself descending into a blind panic as December 31st draws ever closer.

With the Christmas Sales approaching there are bound to be some hidden gems still there if you rummage hard enough but if, like me, the thought of rifling through six months worth of clothes in the hope that you will find your size eventually fills you with dread then here are a few New Year's Eve Outfits I have put together that, though reasonably affordable, probably won't be languishing in the bargain bin come Boxing Day!

I will also do a follow-up post soon showcasing how you can wear these outfits time and time again. Think of them as an investment.... :)

Outfit One

Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays stepped out in this gorgeous Zara frock this week. For me, this dress ticks all the current fashion boxes: the pleated skirt is a nod to the ladylike trend; the Little Red Dress is the dress to be seen in at the moment and the longer sleeves and shorter skirt give the outfit balance.

Frankie teemed her dress with a thin waist-cinching black belt, stunning black suede shoe-boots and a box-y clutch. The Saturdays singer also opted for bare legs... brrr... bet she was cold!

I would also opt to wear a belt to cinch this dress in at the waist and love this simple Topshop belt.

This leopard print belt with bow detail, also by Topshop would also work well with this outfit.

Add a pair of peep-toe platform booties from New Look and wear with a pair of black opaque tights (Primark, anyone?) or if you're feeling brave/warm, bare legs. The concealed platform offer added comfort to your feet keeping you on the dance floor all night long and also comes in handy if you've got to walk home from wherever you are -- why are there never any cabs on NYE?!

Add a gorgeous clutch bag like this one from Accessorize and you're good to go!

Outfit Two

This gorgeous Warehouse (also available on ASOS priced at £60) maxi nails three trends: maxi dress; mesh panel and asymmetric. You can't go wrong. If you thought a maxi was just for summer, think again.

The beauty of a maxi dress is that you can get away with any shoes but just because you can wear any shoes, doesn't mean you shouldn't wear fabulous shoes! These platform peep-toe heels with diamante detail fromDorothy Perkins will feel as fabulous under a maxi as they would look with your trusty LBD.

Let your accessories do the talking with these gorgeous earrings from Topshop. Sweep your hair into an elegant updo and let your statement chandeliers dazzle.

Outfit Three

This classy black jumpsuit from River Island will look just as fierce on NYE as it will on a Summer night out.

Statement heels such as these leopard print platforms, also from River Island keep the flared trousers more fashion forward than Saturday Night Fever, unless of course you want to get your Travolta on... in which case, I salute you!

If you're feeling brave, this feather cape from Topshop adds a fashion edge. If not, this fluffy-feathery cape is a cheaper, less out-there alternative.

Outfit Four

You cannot beat a classic LBD for a party, and this Miss Selfridge bodycon dress with beading and cutout detail along the neckline is a classic with a twist.

Bright heels like these gorgeous pink ones from River Island brighten up an LBD and look gorgeous during summer or winter.

A statement ring from Accessorize finishes the look.

I hope you've enjoyed this post or at least found it useful/helpful.

Have a happy and safe festive season!


Saturday, 18 December 2010

TAG: My Favourites of 2010

Hello Beautiful People!

Firstly, don't forget to enter my MAC/Illamasqua giveaway here:)!

Anyway! I'm off to see Lady GaGa tonight (sooo excited!) and whilst I wait for my hair to dry a little I thought I'd do this post/tag that I saw on the lovely Jessica's blog!


Cleanser - Pond's Cold Cream
Toner - Sanctuary Pore Refining Toner
Moisturiser - Pond's Hydro Nourishing Cream
Special Treatment - Sanctuary Youth Boosting Warming Microbrasion Polish
Face Mask - Sanctuary Five Minute Thermal Detox Mask
Exfoliator - Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Scrub
Eye Product -
Lip Product - Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream


Shampoo - L'Anza Hair Repair Protein Plus
Conditioner - L'Anza Hair Repair Leave In Protector
Mask - Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
Hair Dye - 
Hairspray - Elnett
Miracle Product - Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protecting Spray
Electrical - GHD Straighteners

Make up

Foundation - NARS Sheer Glow/Vichy Dermablend
Concealer -
Blush - NARS Orgasm
Powder - Chanel loose translucent
Bronzer - NARS Laguna
Highlighter - MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base
Eyeshadow - Inglot
Brows - MAC Spiked
Mascara - Max Factor False Lash Effect
Lipstick - MAC Impassioned
Lipgloss - Chanel Rouge Allure in Imaginare
High-end Brand - NARS
Drugstore Brand - Sleek


Fake tanner - Fake Bake
Teeth Whitening - Crest Advanced Seal
Tool - MAC Eyelash Curlers
Perfume - Gucci Guilty
Soap - Dove
Shower Gel - Lush Snow Fairy (I stocked up!)
Nail Polish - Barry M Pink Flamingo
Top Coat - Sally Hansen Diamond Shine
Hand Cream - Soap and Glory Hand Food
Cuticle Cream - Lush Lemony Flutter


Magazine - I buy too many!
Celebrity - Cheryl Cole
Album - Rihanna - Loud/Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
Songs - Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Film - Alice in Wonderland
TV Show - Only Way Is Essex
Online Retailer - ASOS
Event - Magnificent Seven Boxing
Other Retailers - Topshop, River Island, Zara, Primark, French Connection, Forever Unique.
Designer Brand - Marchesa (to look at, not to buy!)

Well that brings me to the end of this post! If you do it then leave a link to your post below so I can check out your answers :)


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

[CLOSED!] Christmas/New Year Giveaway!

Hello Beautiful People!

Long time no speak! Doesn't Christmas shopping just take over your life in December?! It certainly does mine and let's not even get onto wrapping which I avoid like the Plague until Christmas Eve!

Anyway, 'tis the season for giving and as a thank you for all your wonderful support and comments this year I am going to do a Christmas giveaway.

Keep reading to find out what the prizes are and how YOU can win!

Winner Number One will receive: the MAC Lipstick of their choice; Sleek Sparkle palette and a mystery gift.

Winner Number Two will receive: the Illamasqua nail polish of their choice; Sleek Sparkle palette and a mystery gift.

Now for the important (read: boring!) stuff....

  • You must be a follower to enter.
  • If you are under 18 then you must have parental permission and be willing to provide me with a mailing address.
  • This contest is open internationally.
  • All entries must follow the guidelines below or they will not be counted.
  • You must enjoy your prizes ;)
How to Enter
  • Comment below and tell me WHICH MAC lipstick you would like to win (please no PRO products as I will not have time to go to the PRO store) and which ILLAMASQUA nail polish you would like.
  • For entries to count you must answer this question: What has been your favourite ever present?
  • For a second entry post a link to this blog on your blog/make a post about it.
  • Leave me an email address so I can contact you when you win!

Closing Date: 1st January 2011 at 11.59PM.

Winners will be chosen at random using

Please note: the images above are generic images from Google as the prizes will be 'custom made' so to speak.

Enjoy and good luck!