Saturday, 24 November 2012

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Dot

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would share with me my new favourite perfume. If you have been following my blog for a while you will know I am a big fan of the Marc Jacobs fragrances. I love Lola, Daisy and now the newest Marc Jacobs perfume, Dot :)

My boyfriends parents brought me this back as a gift from their summer holiday. I am so lucky as somehow my boyfriends mum always seems to pick out the fragrances which I am lusting after?! (I have no idea how she does it).

As soon as I saw pictures of Dot online I knew it would be top of my Christmas list. The packaging is adorable and I couldn't wait to try it!

It definitely didn't disappoint me. I actually prefer this to the Marc Jacobs Daisy scent (yup I just said that!) It is fresh, fruity and girly but for me has more of a distinctive ''signature scent'' than Daisy. It leaves a more musky/warm slightly vanilla scent which I really love. To me it is fresh, but less of a pure summer fragrance, and I would happily wear it throughout the seasons.

Dot has notes of red berries, dragonfruit, honeysuckle, jasmine and vanilla amongst others! It lasts well, like the other Marc Jacobs fragrances but definitely needs a top up if you are wearing it through to the evening.

I have the 30ml perfume which is so cute. It also comes in 50ml and I've seen some lovely gift sets which would make great Christmas presents :)

Have you tried Dot? What is your current favourite fragrance?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Welcome to my wardrobe :)

Hi Ladies,

So I thought I would do a post showing you a few of my favourite things from inside my wardrobe :)

I thought pick out an item which I had recently bought, something I wear the most, a bargain find and the item I treasure the most :)

My wardrobe was actually a really dark wood. I bought it second hand, sanded it down, painted it (with the help of my lovely mum!) and replaced the handles with some I found in a little vintage shop. I did the same with a matching chest of drawers, and I really love how they both turned out :)

1. Something I recently purchased

My most recent purchase is this dipped hem skirt which I bought from Miss Selfridge to wear out for a friends birthday recently. I love the colour which is a sort of rich wine/purple.

2. Something I wear the most

I have this cardigan in I think 4 different colours. It is from H&M, and they tend to bring out this style every Autumn/Winter in a few different colours. It is £14.99 so I usually pick up a couple when I see them arrive in store. I love the oversized style of this cardigan, its really big and cosy. I tend to throw them on if I'm pottering around the house and its cold, but I like to wear them out and about too and they look great with a skinny waist belt and a big scarf.

3. Something which was a bargain

I picked up this top in forever 21 when I went to New York with my boyfriend a few years ago. I can't remember exactly how much it was but it was not expensive at all (perhaps $20), and I always feel like it looks like it cost alot more than it really did. I have definitely got my wear out of this top. It is often the one I reach for if I am going out somewhere smart/casual. It looks great with jeans.

4. Something I treasure

The item I treasure the most actually sits at the bottom of my wardrobe, it is a vintage Hermes scarf which belonged to my Great Aunt, and was given to me, by her, as a gift a few years ago. I adore this scarf, so much so that I have never actually worn it, I'm too scared of it getting damaged! I'm saving its first outing for a special occasion :)

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Hope you're having a fab weekend.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Flossy Plimsolls :)

Hi Ladies,

Although it's getting very cold now and these are about to head to the back of my shoe cupboard for the winter, I wanted to share with you my favourite shoe discovery of the past year! 

I bought a pair of flossy plimsolls at the beginning of the summer, to wear instead of my TOM's which were starting to look pretty scruffy. I went for a navy pair so that they would go with pretty much everything and from what I can remember they were around £20 from office.

These are literally the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! They have a really padded/cushioned inside its almost like wearing a pair of slippers out and about. I have been so pleased with them, they have quite a study sole and have lasted really well, I will definitely be bringing them out again next summer.

I think these would make a lovely Christmas present. Although I opted for navy, they do a variety of colours and styles. They also do them for men as well as ladies!

Hope you're having a great week,

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Primark Haul :)

Hi Ladies,

I went shopping last weekend and picked up quite a few bits and bobs from primark which I thought I would share with you :) I think they have some great autumn/winter stock in at the moment, and I even picked up a couple of sale bargains too!

These rose gold ballerina style flats were reduced to £2 in the sale!

When the weather starts to get colder Primark is always the place I go for a new pair of fluffy slippers. I love the pearl detail on these and they are super cosy. They only cost £2 too :)

I spotted this ditsy flower print duvet cover set reduced to £6, so I picked it up as a spare. It looks lovely on and I love the pattern.

I much prefer wearing these fur style headbands once it gets cold rather than hats, I picked this animal print one up for £4.

I already have a pair of these nude ballet style flats but I have worn them so much that they have got really scruffy and I decided to treat myself to a new pair. These are great to have in your shoe cupboard as they literally go with anything!

and finally, a little boring but I always like to stock up on hair bits and bobs when I go to primark. I particularly like the thin bobbles in this set as they are super stretchy and don't have any metal bits which can catch in your hair :)

I hope you enjoyed the haul! have you found any bargains in Primark recently?

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Boots Haul :)

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would share with you some things I have picked up from boots lately. I am terrible when I go into boots, I go in for one thing and always come out with at least a couple of extras! I've started making more use of my boots card, checking for any vouchers on the machine in store and remembering to use the coupons I get sent in the post and as a result I have collected quite a few points which I am hoping to use for some stocking fillers, so maybe picking up a few extra bits every now and again isn't so bad! (hmmmm...!)

Anyway, here are the bits and bobs I have picked up lately.

I love the dove hair therapy range, and I always repurchase the nourishing oil care express treatment conditioner. When I saw that the entire range was on offer in boots I thought I would try a few of the other products. I haven't used the head protector yet as I still have plenty of my tresemme keratin smooth to use up but I have used the intensive repair conditioner and leave in treatment both of which I really like!

Cetaphil was also on offer (£3 off if I remember rightly) so I thought I would stock up on the cleanser and moisturiser. I only started using the cleanser a couple of months ago but I really like it, it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh without making it feel dry or tight. I have never used the moisturiser but I as like the cleanser so much I thought I would give it a go when I run out of my beloved dermalogica active moist.

17 falsifeye mascara has been my go to mascara for well over a year now, I love it! You can see my review of it here :)

and finally boots own brand extra firm hold hairspray which is around £1.00. I tend to buy boots own hairspray and hair mousse as I try not to use them too frequently, and they do the job perfectly fine when I do need them :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!