February 28, 2015

Blau Bought.


                  Here's a look at my most recent purchases x

Top L-R: Benefit, Benefit, Warehouse
Bottom L-R: Reger by Janet Reger, Reger by Janet RegerWarehouse

February 25, 2015

Live on Coffee and Flowers.

 



Live on coffee and flowers, Try not to wonder what the weather will be." 
                             - The National









Trench - Topshop (Shop similar here and here)
Blouse - River Island (Shop similar here and here)
Dress - Zara (Shop here, similar here)
Shoes - Kurt Geiger (Shop similar here and here)
Bag - Urban Outfitters 

Photography - Margaret Urbanowicz

February 24, 2015

ARTISTRY™

Over the weekend I was delighted to try out a new makeup brand ARTISTRY™. ARTISTRY™ cosmetics offer advanced comprehensive foundation shades and modern, sophisticated colour palettes. From the rare fruits of the African plains to the potent botanicals of the Mediterranean shores, ARTISTRY™ finds the earth’s prized ingredients to deliver superior skincare and anti-aging treatments to customers across the globe. Developed by and available exclusively from Amway, the collection features elegant, uplifting design and perfect finish products.


Artistry™ Signature Colour™ Lipstick: 




This lipstick collection offers up 16 stunning shades from soft and subtle tints of various color families to completely mesmerizing shades, selected by Global Makeup Artist, Rick DiCecca. Each shade glides on elegantly, making lips look beautiful and leaves your lips luxuriously soft and smooth, conditioned and hydrated.


"To extend the wear of your lipstick and create more drama, line your lips with your desired ARTISTRY Lip Define Linerl and use it to completely color the lips. Once prepared, apply ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR Lipstick directly from the tube." - Rick DiCecca, Global Makeup Artist


Photography - Margaret Urbanowicz


I tried the Velvet Classic shade (no.16) which stood true to the promise of a non-feathering, non-bleeding formula. At first glance I thought is shade would be resigned to a 'night lip' but was pleasantly surprised by its daytime promise. With one swipe of the lipstick you have a lovely colour, but you could always build it up with 2 or 3 layers. The lipsticks from the Signature Colour range have a formula that is infused with a composition of natural oils which helps lock in 36% more moisture. The ingenious twist and click design, a patented technology system meticulously engineered with 17 parts, assures you the package is closed, and the cap is locked in place.


January 11, 2015

2015.

Image by Días de Viaje

"2015 - a venture into the world that lies in front of you, all around you and still ahead of you. It's a new year but not a new you for you are already a wondrous hunter of magic and a warrior of the night."

That was the card she held onto. Everything else was going - the length in her hair, the clothes in her closet, even the city that she had grown up in. He was right - this wasn't time for a new her for she loved the woman she had become. This instead was a time experience more of that world, time to have more of it behind her than in front. Time for a less familiar city and new quests worthy of the wondrous huntress that she was.





Boohoo.com SS15

For that she would need materials that carried with them not memories but possibilities running through their threads. 


January 10, 2015

That Skirt.

I'm currently on the lookout for my perfect denim skirt; that a-line buttoned-down above knee light blue dream. The ultimate transitional piece that works as well with faux furs and shearling as well as it does a light lace or Breton bright. Go for a retro Jane Birkin inspired mini or a cool seventies 'mum' look with a reserved knee length number.


http://www.pandorasykes.com/





How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Reformation, Urban Outfitters
Bottom L-R: ASOS, Pixie Market, See by Chloe

January 6, 2015

Conference Caller.

A dashing vision of tailored strength - a man of passion, force and fortune. The kind of man that knows not just what he wants and how to get it but understands your infinite value and how to keep you. The kind of man that has you exactly where you want to be.

So next time he lifts you onto that conference table and asks; 'Did you wear that specifically?', you can just tilt your head back and smile, your coy smile.




Conference Caller.

Top L-R: Chromat, Topshop, Edge O'Beyond, Edge O'Beyond
Bottom L-R: Lonely, Dita von Teese, Hopeless

January 4, 2015

Duende.

She was a work of art - a portrait of style that had too much life and charm to ever hang on your wall. Her eyes would move you from any corner of the room and her smile transfix and inspire. Men found themselves in her moods for she was their muse, their canvas and their critic. 




Top L-R: Reformation, WarehousePixie Market, Urban Outfitters
Bottom: Aspinal of London, Pixie MarketReformation, Kurt Geiger


December 26, 2014

To Feel Dizzy.

Just a little rush, babe.
To feel dizzy, to derail the mind of me.
Just a little hush, babe.
Our veins are busy but my heart's in atrophy.
Any way to distract and sedate.
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave.






How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Topshop
Bottom L-R: Folkster, FCUK, ASOS

Lyrics 'Sedated' by Hozier

December 25, 2014

Blau Bought.

Here's a look at my most recent purchases and gifts x


Top L-R: Zara, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Boohoo
Bottom L-R: Cotton Face Vintage, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Topshop

December 19, 2014

Nava Flat Iron.


Dipping my feet back into the world of beauty and reviews I was delighted to try out new brand Nava. The Nava Flat Iron is a dynamic styling tool is designed with 100% solid ceramic plates that distribute heat evenly across the iron. Even heat distribution eliminates damaging hot spots and straightens the hair with one single pass. 


I have naturally quite curly hair with a strong kink and loved the versatility of this Nava Flat Iron. This appliance allows me the option of just softening some unruly curls to loose natural flick or wave, or a more sophisticated straight finish. Best of all the temperature control allows you to adjust the heat to your comfort level and avoid that dried out after effect. The Sutra Flat Iron also uses FAR Infrared Technology, a form of heat that mends broken hair cuticles, resulting in softer, healthier and shinier hair and so alleviating my hair-care concerns. 




The Nava flat iron will be sold exclusively in the UK and its UK based website - retails at £79.99.

December 17, 2014

#StepIntoTheStory






The best gift I ever received for Christmas was from a great love. He created a private Winter Wonderland in his tiny box room. I was crowned Queen for a day; queen not of ice and not of snow but of a magical kingdom of lights all a glow. My land was as white as his cotton sheets and everything the fairy-lights touched was ours. A trail of tiny boxes lead the way to my makeshift throne and in each was a small gift as a sort of stepping stone stocking fillers.

For the best gift is true attention - attention to detail, attention paid to the likes and whims of a loved one, and most of all taking the time to let them be the focus of your attention - let them be the king or queen of Winter Wonderland this Christmas.




Visit Kildare Village and embrace the festive spirit within a wonderful world of retail luxury and indulgence. Enjoy exceptional offers, late-night shopping and eateries guaranteed to restore festive cheer, alongside special seasonal events and surprises




December 16, 2014

Sweater Weather.

For that city girl with her world in a whirl - from the daily grind to party time let there be warmth and cheer without the spillage of beer. From day to night she has her festive spirit wrapped up tight - with all her party attire safely stowed in her trusty backpack she's in plenty of time to belt out some of the old Rat Pack.


"Oh by gosh, by golly,

It's time for mistletoe and holly,

Fancy ties and Grandma's pies

And folks stealing a kiss or two,
As they whisper Merry Christmas to you..."






All from Modcloth


From a last minute present shopping dash across town to a merry toast with family and friends I can't wait to wear my Christmas jumper or cosy cardigan.


Check out Modcloth.com for more festive inspiration x