Stationary Lust: Personalised Pencils

20 December 2014

Quite the unusual gift, when Mathew presented me with my very own set of personalised pencils for my birthday, I was really touched. A genius idea for the girl that has everything (somehow I really do), I feel rather swish. Yes, swish.


Personalised Pencils - Not On The High Street 

Whilst I may have not entirely thought my blog name would stick fo life all that time ago, if ever a pencil could ever be chic, these are definitely chic pencils to have. Next, I would like some embossed pens with Sandiford emblazoned on them please. Or perhaps a hip flask. Life's essentials right?

Beauty Talk: Party Pampered Skin

18 December 2014

As the festive dates begin to fill the diary, my red lipstick and dancing shoes are at the ready - all that needs to be perfected is my skin. With after-work drinks aplenty and busy 9-5 days, banishing the sluggish skin it's all about the party pampering routine.

Whilst I'm all for an indulgent Sunday evening pamper, sometimes good skin is needed on the asap. Especially if you're heading out for Friday night shenanigans or after a busy day Christmas shopping. Enter my well and truly tested essentials...

First up is the Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. Need I say more? This treatment mask gently buffs away the dull skin to reveal revitalised skin, that instantly looks plumper and smooth. My weapon of mass exfoliation, try it and be converted.

Should time allow smooth on a thin layer of Origins Drink Up Intensive for a daily dose of hydration. Tissue off the excess and let this form the base of your make-up. Leaving a dewy finish, this sweet mango scented moisturiser will you give you a much needed glow on a cold winter night.

For that bright eyed look, the Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream is a magical concoction of shimmering goodness. Brightening your under eye circles in an instant, not only does it depuff tired eyes it also blends in seamlessly with any concealer applied on top.

A truly luxurious touch, the Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner is quite possibly the poshest lip balm I own. A delicious scent and incredibly moisturising, it's a never ending tube. The perfect base for a matte lipstick or toning down a bright shade, it's quite simply a 'hell to the yeah, it's pay day!' purchase.

For when the night comes to an end, there is no better way to remove one's glittering festive look than the trusty Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. Simply massage in to dry skin and wipe away with a damp muslin cloth, ta dah! Who ever need commit the fatal sin of going to bed with make-up on again? 

There you have it, your five step routine to party perfect pm skin.

Lust: The Perfect Party Look

16 December 2014

'Tis the season to sparkle and shine! And what better way to shimmer into those festive dates in the diary than with a glittering wardrobe of party pieces. After finally treating myself to a pair of coated jeans and embellished cami, these fancies are still catching my eye...

Jewelled Pump - Boden ∙ Pink Fur Coat - Warehouse ∙ Sequinned Crop - H&M  Faux Leather Trousers - Warehouse ∙ Collarless Grey Jacket - Warehouse  Sparkly Dress - H&M ∙ Luxe Grey Coat - Warehouse ∙ Crop Top - Zara 

Nude Dress - Warehouse ∙ Waistband Shorts - Zara  Headband - Zara ∙ Twinkle Skirt - Topshop ∙ Snow Leopard Fur coat - Miss Selfridge  Feather Trim Dress - Topshop  Embellished Play Suit - Warehouse ∙ Navy Fur Jacket - Zara ∙ Lace Playsuit - Warehouse  Heels - H&M ∙ Aztec Skirt - River Island  Bead Blouse - Warehouse 

May they all magically appear in my wardrobe, please and thank you.