30 Dec 2014

Sale Picks | H&M

Ciao ♥ As mentioned yesterday I scroll through the many columns of my favourite high-street and online stores on a regular basis. Possibly more so as of late as I'm constantly checking to see if further stock has been added to the amazing sales that are going on. Ha! Told you I was a shopaholic :P 

So far I've managed to grab myself some great bargains all of which I will be sharing in an upcoming haul video on my YouTube channel. To ensure you don't miss it simply subscribe by pressing that red button :) In the mean time I thought it would fun to pick out my favourite sale items and share it with you guys. Not only will this give you an insight into my personal style but I'm sure it will also lead to some of you making a few cheeky purchases. Oh and by the way, I will not be held responsible for the amount of money spent after viewing this post. Lol :P

Coat In A Wool Blend - £99/£50 (click here to view)
Wool Hat - £24.99/£12 (click here to view)
Lace Bandeau Dress - £69.99/£35 (click here to view)
Mesh Kimono - £79.99/£40 (click here to view)
Shoulder Bag - £12.99/£7 (click here to view)
Sandals - £34.99/£17 (click here to view)
Bomber Jacket - £48.99/£35 (click here to view)
Embroidered Skirt - £34.99/£17 (click here to view)
Embroidered Sweatshirt Top - £24.99/£12 (click here to view)
Beaded Cushion Cover - £14.99/£9 (click here to view)
Organza Bustier - £29.99/£15 (click here to view)

What are you favourite pieces?  

Ciao ♥ Xx

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29 Dec 2014

Primark SS15 Collection Sneek Peak Preview

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you've all had a fantastic Christmas and are ready to start the New Year off with a big fashionable BANG. If you are then I'm sure you've already made the most of the Boxing Day sales and treated yourself to a tad too many bargains. Oh well, it happens. If not, what the bloomin' heck are you waiting for? Go ahead and treat yourself. Lol! Ah now am I a bad influence or am I a bad influence? :)

Hmm! I wouldn't be surprised if the whole 'bad influence' thing hardly came as a surprise to some of you as I'll be the first to admit that I just love to shop. So much so that I scroll through the many columns of my favourite high-street and online stores on a day-to-day basis. Within the last two or so weeks I've noticed that SS15 stock is slowly starting to make an appearance. Oh yeahhh! A few days ago I came across a sneak peek preview feature on Primark's SS15 collection. Obviously it was a no-brainer as I just had to share it with you guys. Everyone loves a bit of Primark after all.

 

My favourite pieces has to be the two dresses, especially the first one featured. So pretty! What do you guys think? What's your favourite items?
Ciao ♥ Xx

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24 Dec 2014

Wish List | December

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera With 20 Shots - £69.99 from Argos (click here to view)
Quay Kitti Cat-Eye Sunglasses - £25.99 from ASOS (click here to view) 
MOTO Ripped Coated Joni Jeans - £42 from Topshop (click here to view)
Textured Jacket - £34.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Burberry My Burberry EDP 50ml - £65 from Boots (click here to view)
Air Max Thea Black Dark Grey White Print - £91.99 from Office (click here to view)
Paris 1 Pouch - £130 from Pinko (click here to view)
Ruhiyyih Earrings Marble/Gold - £23.19 from Melody Ehsani (click here to view)
Green Oversized Fedora Hat - £28 from River Island (click here to view)
Jewel Stone Headband - £25 from Topshop (click here to view)  

Ciao ♥ Xx

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19 Dec 2014

Stocking Filler Gifts - For Him

Ciao Two days ago I put together a selection of goodies that will make fabulous stocking filler gifts for the ladies. You can view this over HERE. Today I'm back with the guy version.

Before you feast your eyes on the gift ideas I have to offer allow me to remind you that House of Fraser will be hosting a 12 days of  'Christmas Offers' event which will be starting on the 24th December and will run until the 4th January. This event will involve a different well-known brand offer reduced each day, and then everything reduced on the 4th. Whoop! Exciting stuff right? For those who are interested I suggest you keep an eye on the House of Fraser website and their social media platforms during those dates to find out more. I know I most certainly will be. Oh and remember, it's Christmas so why not treat yourself :) 

Okay, let's get on with it. Below are a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous stocking filler gifts. All of these can currently be found on the high-street or online. What do you guys think? Oo and before I forget, I also recently published a post on Secret Santa gift ideas For Her and For Him which you guys might find helpful too. Happy shopping!


Beetle Playing Cards - £15 from Ted Baker (click here to view)
Pack Of Two Grey 'Marvel' Socks - £10 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Challenge Xtreme 40 Piece Stubby Tool Kit - £12.99/£10.39 from Argos (click here to view)
Barbour Tartan Lambswool Scarf - £30 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
Nike Men's England Home Stadium Shirt 2014 - £30 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor Gift Set With Holder - £20 from Boots (click here to view) 
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Pony Beanie Hat - £42/£29.40 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
Paco Rabanne Invictus Gift Set 50ml - £35.99 from Fragrance Direct (click here to view)
Calvin Klein 3 Pack Contrast Waistband - £36/£28.20 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
FIFA 15 PS4 Game - £44 from Tesco (click here to view)
Ted Baker Leather Brogue Pen - £19.99/£11 from ASOS (click here to view) 

What product out of these would you be happy to gift and also to receive?
Ciao ♥ Xx

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17 Dec 2014

Stocking Filler Gifts - For Her

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you're all well and not letting this miserable, bone-chilling, cold weather get to you. If it is then simply remind yourself that Christmas is in exactly 8 days time. Yes! Only 8 days. Cheered you up a little? Haha! I thought so :P

As crazy as it may sound I'm already looking forward to grabbing some one too many bargains during the Boxing Day and January sale. One Boxing Day, a long time ago, I mistakenly went shopping on Oxford Street. Erm, NEVER again. Instead I will be shopping online in the comfort and warmth of my own home. Perfect! I've already started to search through the high-street and online websites, picking out things I'm hoping will get reduced, so that I can make a cheeky purchase when the time does come. Two websites I know for sure I'll be raiding left, right and centre is Zara and House of Fraser. Okay, so when it comes to Zara I'm pretty sure I don't really need to explain why as I'm literally like a walking advertisement for that place. It's my favourite clothing brand by far.

As for House of Fraser they will be hosting a 12 days of  'Christmas Offers' event which will be starting on the 24th December and will run until the 4th January. This event will involve a different well-known brand offer reduced each day, and then everything reduced on the 4th. Whoop! Exciting stuff right? Especially as they pretty much stock every single desirable brand you can possibly think of including Bobbi Brown, Chanel, MAC, Nars and YSL, etc. For those who are interested I suggest you keep an eye on the House of Fraser website and their social media platforms during those dates to find out more. I know I most certainly will be. Oh and remember, it's Christmas so why not treat yourself :)

But before you do that you're going to have to ensure that you've bought all of your presents. I recently published a post on Secret Santa gift ideas For Her and For Him. Following up from those two posts, below are a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous stocking filler gifts. All of these can currently be found on the high-street or online. What do you guys think?

Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Gown Set - £45/£22.50 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
Casio Black & Gold Mini Digital Watch LA670WEGA-1EF - £35 from ASOS (click here to view)
Key To Freedom Silk Make-Up Bag - £19 from Topshop (click here to view)
Origins Super Set Sampler - £35 from House of Fraser (click here to view)
Verismo Vanilla Latte Kit - £9.24 from Starbucks (click here to view)
Alexa Chung: It Book - £16.99 from Urban Outfitters (click here to view)
Mehr Lipstick - £15.50 from MAC (click here to view)
Real Techniques Nics Picks Make-Up Brush Set - £29.99 from Boots (click here to view)
Necklace With Floral Pendants - £19.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Embroidered Pouch - £29.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Burt's Bees Honey Pot Bodycare Gift Set - £7.99 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Rugrats Print Pyjama Set - £20 from Topshop (click here to view)
Floral Jewellery Box - £15 from M&S (click here to view)
No.1 Noir Candle - £17/£13.60 from Laura Ashley (click here to view)

What product out of these would you be happy to gift and also to receive?
Ciao ♥ Xx

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13 Dec 2014

Christmas Party Outfit Ideas

Ciao How are all of my lovely readers doing today? I hope you're all well and enjoying the exciting lead up to Christmas :) Over the next week or so many of you will be partying it up as it's Christmas parties galore. In my previous post I mentioned that I attended my first one of the year a few days ago. You can see what I wore HERE.

I know just as much as you do that finding the perfect dress can be quite daunting, especially when nothing screams out "You've found me. I'm the one". So, being the good little Santa's helper that I am, I've put together three different outfits that will hopefully give you ladies some inspiration and will help ease your panic and frustration at not yet finding your party frock. I've done my best to ensure that there's a style to suit you all so you can either opt for a sexy, cute or elegant look. Which one of the three is your favourite? 

 
Lily Bodycon Dress - £99 from Miss Selfridge (click here to view) 
Dune Black Feather Clutch Bag - £69 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Crackled Leather High Heel Sandal - £49.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Made Mini Shilai Katoto Round Disc Earrings - £15/£12 from ASOS (click here to view)
Ruby Woo Lipstick - £15.50 from MAC (click here to view)

 Patterned Organza Dress - £24.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Kilgallen Earrings - £12 from Aldo (click here to view)
Beaded Box Clutch - £39.99 from Zara (click here to view)
On Top White Leather High Heels - £65 from Office (click here to view)
Eylure Volume 101 Pre Glued Lashes - £5.35/£3.50 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Tom Ford Lip Colour in Spanish Pink - £33.30 from John Lewis (click here to view)

Freda Embellished Monochrome Dress - £265 from Reiss (click here to view)
Rachel Strappy High Sandals - £46 from Topshop (click here to view)
Bibita 1 Clutch - £116 from Pinko (click here to view)
Black Jewel Earrings - £12.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Eylure Exaggerate 140 Lashes - £6.99/£4.84 from Superdrug (click here to view)
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Pourpre Intouchable - £22.50 from John Lewis (click here to view)
 For those ladies who are still in desperate need of some more inspiration, feast your eyes on these beauties below :)
Ciao ♥ Xx


11 Dec 2014

OOTN - Christmas Party

Ciao It's beginning to look feel a lot like Christmas. The festive season has well and truly kicked in as I attended my first Christmas party of the year the other night. It was held at the very lovely Shoreditch House Rooftop where drinks and canapes were served.

One of my favourite things of the night was the lead up to going out. I love the process of getting ready for a night out almost more so than the actual night itself. Who else is with me on this? :P Once again I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to get ready meaning that I had to frantically rush towards the end to avoid being late. Gosh! I really do need to start making use of the time I have to get ready when going out. I guess that means I'm going to have to stop moping around in my dressing gown, doing absolutely nothing, for a good half an hour after I shower. Boo :( I wore this gorgeous red dress which is very cute and girl-next-door type. What do you guys think of my outfit and make-up?

 
Dress from Zara
Heels from Zara
Earrings from H&M 
Lipstick from MAC (Lady Danger) 

Ciao ♥ Xx


7 Dec 2014

Secret Santa Gifts - For Him

Ciao A few days ago I put together a selection of goodies that will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts for the ladies. You can view this over HERE. Today I'm back with the guy version.

Buying a gift for a guy, especially one you are not so familiar with (i.e. a work colleague), can be a little bit tricky sometimes. "What do I get him?" is a question that so many of us ask and rack our brains with. The easiest option is most probably a gimmicky/novelty gift. Yuck! I absolutely hate these type of gifts as I feel that they'll either get binned or used for about five minutes and then stored in a place where it will be long forgotten. Honestly, what's the point?

I searched scrolled high and low to find some truly worthy gift ideas that I think will make great Secret Santa gifts. All goodies are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. What do you guys think?
Simpsons Water Bottle - £10 from Topman (click here to view)
Lynx Africa Duo Gift Pack - £7/£3 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Dark Red Twist Knit Beanie Hat - £8 from River Island (click here to view)
How to Swear Around The World Book - £8.99 from ASOS (click here to view)
T-Shirt With A Print - £7.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Multicoloured  X-Men Marvel iPhone 5 Case - £8.99/£6.74 from New Look (click here to view)
Textured Cut Edge Belt - £10 from Burton (click here to view)
Old Spice Aftershave Splash 150ml - £8.50 from Fragrance Direct (click here to view)
Casio Men's LCD Black Resin Strap Watch - £8.99/£6.99 from Argos (click here to view)
Raised Square Cufflinks - £10 from Burton (click here to view)

What product out of these would you be happy to gift and also to receive?
Ciao ♥ Xx



3 Dec 2014

Secret Santa Gifts - For Her

I can't seem to get my head around the fact that we're already in December. Gosh! How is that even possible? It's almost as if time is disappearing before our very eyes. Before we know it we'll be welcoming 2015. Time, slow down already.

This month is sure to be a busy yet fun one for all as there's only 22 days left until Christmas. Some of you have been pretty good this year and are near enough done with purchasing your Christmas presents. Some still need to get the last remaining few and others are even yet to begin. Fret your little cotton festive seasoned socks not as I've decided to dedicate this month to helping y'all out. I will be providing you guys with lots of ideas and inspiration when it comes to choosing presents including stocking fillers, his and hers and Secret Santa gifts. I'll also be putting together some super sexy and glamorous outfits that you can wear to your work's Christmas party or for the big day itself. Don't worry! I've got all of you guys covered ;) 

In today's post I've put together a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts. All are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. What do you guys think?

iPhone 5 Case In Exclusive Chain Print - £8 from ASOS (click here to view)
Kingswood Rose Classic Box Make Up Case - £10 from Cath Kidston (click here to view)
Mini Lip Duo Bullet Set - £10 from Topshop (click here to view)
Denby Amethyst Fluted Mug - £9 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Eylure Brow Palette - £10/£8 from ASOS (click here to view)
Cinnamon Stick Small Jar - £7.99 from Yankee Candle (click here to view)
Christmas Caddy Christmas Tea - £6.50 from Twinings (click here to view)
Joy To The World - £8.50 from Lush (click here to view)
Ciate Caviar Luxe Manicure Set - £20/£4.99 from Fragrance Direct (click here to view)
Feather Applique Journal - £9 from Paperchase (click here to view)
Stone Flower Choker - £10 from Topshop (click here to view)

What product out of these would you be happy receiving?

Ciao ♥ Xx


1 Dec 2014

OOTD

Ciao! ♥ Many of you are currently fast asleep in Zzz land. Not surprising as it's just gone past 1:30am and work will be rudely awakening you in the morning. I'm also sure several of you need to catch up with some much needed sleep. Don't worry! You don't need to hide any of your shopping bags from me as I know you must be completely shopped out, what with Black Friday and the crazy weekend bargains that followed. Grr! My bank balance is feeling the pain just as much as yours. Damn you discounts for being so darn tempting :(

Anyways, as you've probably gathered from the title I am back with an OOTD. Yipee! I wore this outfit a few days ago when I paid my dearest nonna (gran) a visit which was long overdue. We both had a lovely time together catching up over dinner and nattering away over cups of tea. Nothing beats quality time with your grandparents

Travel time between mine and my nonna's is roughly an hour and a half which is why I opted for this super casual outfit as I wanted to feel comfortable on the journey. Guess what? I'm going to let you in on a little secret... the best way to combat a bad hair day is to chuck on a beanie, so that's exactly what I did. So, if you ever see me with a hat on, you now know why :P

 
Jumper from Primark
Jeans from Topshop
Jacket from River Island
Trainers from Foot Locker
Bag from Zara
Scarf from Zara
Hat from Monroe Apparel

Ciao! ♥ Xx