Makeup // Chanel Nail Polish in Elixir

Monday, 26 August 2013

I was so excited to get my hands on this nail polish - especially as it's called Elixir! It's one of three new additions the the Chanel range and is part of their Superstition range for A/W13.

It's wears really well, you get a full coverage in one coat. Previously, I have been a little disappointed with the lack of pigment in some of Chanel's other colours - needing almost 4 coats to get a solid colour is never a good thing. This one however is packed with pigment and is solid in one clean sweep. The colour is a little deeper than in the pic - which makes it look a little pale. It's kinda like a mixed raspberry-cherry red toned down a little. I think it's fab - it's not so cherry red it glows and it's not so raspberry that it's pink. Perfect if you ask me!

A/W13 will be dominated with red nails and simple eyes. This is a great excuse for me to add to my somewhat limited red nail polish collection.

What nail polishes have caught your eyes of late? Do you have a favourite red shade? I'd love to know!


Fashion // Dresses, Darling.

Friday, 16 August 2013

As a blogger I often get sent press releases featuring new season collections or new brands. I don't normally share a lot of what I get sent - however I felt this was so lovely I wanted to share it with you.

A couple of weeks ago I had an email from a company called Darling. This wasn't a company I was too familiar with - if at all if i'm to be honest - but their images really caught my eye.

Darling's website is full of gorgeous feminine clothing - featuring some beautiful prints and stunning silhouettes. They actually sent me their A/W look book, (which I will share with you soon), but, after nosing through the site, I fell in love with these gorgeous floral prints and summer dresses from the current range. I love nothing better than a summer dress or floral pattern - and these ticked far to many boxes. It's my birthday next month, by the way..

If you love these dresses as much as I did, I'm sure you'll love the rest of their collections.

Check them out at


Feature // DIY Facials for TGtS

Thursday, 15 August 2013

I've been busy writing a feature for Total Guide to Swindon and Total Guide to Bath on some fab DIY facials. Here is a sneak peek of my Oily Skin mask. Check out the article here to see the other facial treats. 

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