Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is this next Sunday and I thought I would share a few gift ideas with you. We don’t usually go to crazy on gifts in my family, my mum usually just asks that we all have lunch together.  I do try and get her something though, as brothers can be a hopeless with gift buying so if I don’t- no one else will.

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Things I wish I had for holiday

Things I wish I had for holiday

So you may have gathered from recent posts, I am on my holidays..whoop! Thought I would do a quick wishlist of a few items I owed I had packed in my suitcase for the trip.

These Blue Sandals caught my eye, love my black havianas (they are the most reliable flipflops I ever owned-I literally wore my first pair every day for a year when I was in Australia and they lasted!) but these are soo pretty and nicer with a dress.

The Marc Jacobs bag caught my eye as it would be amazing bag for the beach or perhaps for sunbathing/cocktails on a yacht.

While picking a polish to paint my toes I realized I don’t have a hot hot pink in my collection anymore. I love Essie and this one caught my eye.

I am not a confident swimsuit wearer, in fact I hate it! The dresses included are those I think are perfect to throw on over a swimsuit if you want to go to the bar/leave the pool area. I tend to pop one of these on while sitting on loungers too. I do not tan and would rather look like a  beached whale in a dress then a rather red lobster! (Black/White one, Flowery one/Blue one)

Ever since I had my bag stolen on holiday, I always  travel with a ‘holiday purse’ as replacing everything in your everyday wallet is a very long process and loosing all you wee bits (like ticket stumps etc) makes you cry. I though this Kate Spade purse with ‘Anything to declare’ across the front is beautiful in it simplicity.

Finally, I thought these two passport covers were so pretty. I love passport covers, don’t know why. I do feel that you can only own one at once though and I do have a rather lovely one right now….but maybe for next holidays. Black and White one looks  so stylish, I think the Kate Spade Happily ever after one is technically meant to be wedding related but the unmarried can live happily ever after to no?

Normal service/posts will resume when I am back but hope you like this one all the same even is different from the now.

Save the World, No Plastic Bags

Save the World, No Plastic bags

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One of my New Years Resolutions was to be greener. I think part of this is making an effort to refuse plastic bags while shopping. To do this you need be organised and have an alternative way to carry them. So I have been on  the hunt for a couple new shoppers which can be easily stuffed into my handbag when I hit the shops and look fab when used to carry my purchases.  Which one would you pick?
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The Make-up Brands I Would Love to Try

 
Brands I would love to try

You may have gathered that I am a bit of a beauty addict and love to try new products. However, there are a number of brands that I have never tried first hand and am really lusting after at the moment. Here is a round of 9 beauty brands that are on my must try wishlist.

TopShop: I always stop by the make-up stand in-store but have yet to buy anything. Love the packaging of these products. My local store never has any testers open though which makes it harder to choose- holding out until I can swatch the colours before I purchase.

Sleek: A high street brand which has lots of interesting products, their blush in particular has attracted lots of positive chat on my Bloglovin feed and I really want to try it,

Dior: I have often stopped by  the Dior counter and am drawn to their eye shadow palettes and Dior Addict Lipgloss. However, other counters usually beckon me away before I part with my cash. (I’m looking at you Chanel counter!)

Tom Ford: A luxury brand that I haven’t had a chance to see up close but has some beautiful looking products, maybe one day?

MUA: I have never really paid much attention to this brand but have seen so many reviews recently of their amazingly prized products, I am now really intrigued. £1 for a lipstick is a bargain and will be picking one up soon to give it ago.

Models Own: Another drugstore brand, the launch of their Gel nail polishes has really peaked my interest and it competing with MUA for the first to be bought.

Hourglass: A brand which has recently come into my eye line, with all the buzz surrounding their new Ambient Lighting Blush. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made it this far north yet so not had a chance to swatch at a counter. Maybe its just me but if I am going to pay £30 for a blusher, I want to test it first to make sure I like it!

elf: I don’t know a huge amount about this brand but it keeps popping up with great looking products for not very much- a true Scottish lass- always drawn to a bargain!

Tarte: One that I haven’t been able  to get my hands on in the UK and have been wanting to try  their blushes for ages! They are now on their way to the UK via QVC so might soon be able to sample! Essie Button recently did a ‘Brand focus’ video on Tarte which is worth a look if you don’t know the brand

Have you tried any of these brands? What is your must try brand?

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All About the Dreaming, Beauty Wishlist

Wishlist January 26

I love a bit of online window shopping and dreaming about the products I want or just think are pretty! My wishlist is ever growing, reading my bloglovin feed is constant a inspiration of products I want to try or looks I want to recreate.

I love a neutral eye palette, the Urban Decay Naked 1&2 have been my faithful friends for a long time. However, I really want to get another one and this  8 shade palette  has caught my eye.The packaging is said to be super lightweight and slimline which attracted me also.
Love the Topshop packaging, not tried any of their make up line- really want to! Green pastel glitter as I have nothing similar in my rather large nail polish collection
More Clinique, my purse wont like this! In a deep blackend raisin colour, I spotted this on a blog and thought it was lovely,
Shimmery brush on lovelyness from Bobbi Brown.
Great reviews for a drugstore lipgloss and I really want a wonderful red lipgloss.
I have heard so many bloggers rave about this product for so long, I now really really want it! Love Nars packaging, slimline, elegant and perfect for the travel make up bag.
Lusting after lots of lip products this month. Loved the last lip butter I picked up in a recent haul and want to add to my collection. If you haven’t tried the lip butters, they are lovely to apply.
I read so many beauty blogs and am inspired to try so many products as I read them but don’t seem to have a good way of remembering/prioritizing when it comes to buying- how does everyone else do it?

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