30 April 2016

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review



I was incredibly lucky to be sent this latest Sunday Riley release to review prior to the UK launch.

An avid fan of the Ceramic Slip Cleanser (I'm on my third bottle to date!) I hadn't explored many other products other than this one in the Sunday Riley range and I'm not sure why to be honest, I've definitely been missing out that's for sure!

I was sent a full size pot of the new Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream along with a mini Luna Sleeping Night Oil and I wanted to test it out properly prior to sharing my thoughts with you, hence the delay!

I've been using it consistently for the past month and in different climates, so you could say it's been put through it's paces! I used just the cream for the first two weeks and then incorporated the oil into my routine later on just so I could see how the cream performed by itself first of all.

I'm quite often skeptical and disappointed with hyped up skincare products, often finding them to be a huge and expensive disappointment.

However...

I am pleased to say that the Tidal cream does not fall into this category though.  Oh happy days!

Ok, so let's go into a bit more detail....

The Tidal cream interested me initially because it offers two benefits not often seen together in your usual 'moisturiser'.  Hydration and exfoliation.  For me, someone who has true 'combination skin' this ticks both of my main skincare 'needs'.  Something that will moisturise and brighten? I'm all over that shiz!

So, what the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream offers...

  • An intense water drench
  • A significant increase in hydration of the skin
  • Two forms of Hyaluronic Acid
  • It will hydrate and visibly plump the skin
  • Papaya Enzymes to smooth and exfoliate
  • Alpha-arbutin and giant white bird of paradise extract (say what?!) to brighten hyper pigmentation spots and illuminate 



The texture of the cream is not your traditional 'cream' moisturiser, in fact it has a sort of gel / serum type consistency that is very pleasant and refreshing to apply.  It quickly absorbs into the skin and you certainly don't need a lot of it.  The smell is fresh and can be likened to the Estee Lauder Daywear scent.  However, if you do prefer something that is more 'creamy', you are probably not going to get on with this. 

For use during the day it's perfect for applying under foundation, leaving a fresh even canvas to apply make up to.

Used in the evening, I woke up with very plump and moisturised skin, however when paired with the Luna Oil is when it really comes into it's element! I loved the effect of using the two products together and if you are thinking of buying the Tidal cream, I'd recommend you also get the Luna Oil. (but beware, it's blue and you will look like a Smurf going to bed!) 




Over time, I did see evidence of my skin brightening and hyper pigmentation (of which I have lot of) also seemed to improve quite a bit. 

So to conclude, I am pleased to report that the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, despite being one hell of a mouthful to say! is an effective all-rounder and definitely worth investing in if you're looking for a moisturiser that packs a punch and has additional benefits.  My skin is combination but I could also see this really working for all skin-types.  It really helped with dry patches on my skin by eliminating them completely yet my oily T-zone seemed less oily throughout the day when I wore it under make up.

I've popped the links below for those who are interested in purchasing! (let me know if you do and what your thoughts are!)

Thanks for reading x




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16 April 2016

Oh hello Spring!




So it isn't officially the end of Winter until I've packed away my woolly jumpers, scarves and gloves. 

And guess what I did last week?! :)

Consequently, I'm more than a little bit excited about the prospect of Spring and Summer wardrobe planning and already have a short list compiled of things 'I'd like' for the warmer weather.  It's always good to be prepared right?! ;) 

I kicked things off today with a little purchase from Topshop in the form of a Structured Bardot Top.  Not my usual style admittedly, but having seen this style of top everywhere lately I succumbed and took one into the changing room to see if it might suit me.  I didn't have high hopes but I was pleasantly surprised and trotted off to the cash register beaming! 



(Excuse the wispy hair and squinty eyes!)


This top hides a multitude of sins for me (I hate my upper arms!) and accentuates my shoulders (which I like!).  Winner.  I also love the ivory / peach hue. 

I was sent some beautiful jewellery from Dotty & Tink recently and one piece in particular I've been wearing non-stop since I got it (the eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted it on a recent Instagram photo!) It's the Pink Quartz Crystal Point Pendant and it goes perfectly with the my new bardot top! 










Some of the pieces I'm really looking forward to wearing when I go on holiday to Mykonos next month and I think would look gorgeous paired with floaty white tops and cut off denims! 

Dotty & Tink are an international brand who were set up by a group of friends and they pride themselves on designing and making intricate handmade jewellery, they have some gorgeous pieces on their site so I encourage you to take a look.  I like simple jewellery but they do cater for all different tastes. 










I hope you're all having a good weekend!

Thanks for reading x

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9 April 2016

Random Things I'm Loving Right Now...



I always enjoy writing these type of posts.  A chatty mishmash (is that even a word?!) of random bits and bobs that I'm really enjoying at the moment!

There are some real gems here so make sure you have your shopping list / wish list handy! (I can guarantee after reading some of my favourite blogger's posts my list is at least five items longer!)

So let's begin.

Topshop 'Lucas' Jeans


Ok, so I have to admit since buying the ripped version of these jeans and falling instantly in love with them, I've also bought another pair without rips.  I first heard about these jeans from Laura (buynow/bloglater) and I'm so glad she brought them to my attention. They are 'almost' skinny but not super tight and come up high enough on the waist to avoid that dreaded 'bend over and have your knickers on display' problem that you get with most low rise skinny jeans. They also eliminate any propensity to 'muffin top' and are the comfiest jeans I've ever owned!

Get them HERE (and thank me later!)


Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Pen




Firstly, let's just take a little moment to commend Mr. Jacobs on the naming of his beauty products. They always seem to be a play on words and kinda like this :)

This eyeliner pen has been drawn onto my eyeline every day since purchasing and I can't seem to do without it at the moment.  If I don't apply my eyes just look a little bit 'lack-lustre', this could well be the beginning of an eyeliner addiction!

The pen is a sleek and heavy design and this makes it so easy to apply, it isn't too 'shiny' when it dries down and lasts forever without smudging or flaking.

Very impressed, I have it in dark brown and now contemplating getting it in black :)

Get it HERE


Chloe Myrte Sunglasses




You like huge sunglasses? You gonna love these!

By far the biggest sunglasses I own in my collection but that's just the way I like 'em! I bought a pale pink transparent version of these a couple of years ago and enjoy wearing them a lot in the Summer and consequently started about thinking about another pair in a different colour.

You may recall I did a 'Spring Wishlist' some time ago and these sunglasses featured on them.

I've been wearing them a lot lately paired with my Sophie Hulme bag (yes, I'm that crazy woman who matches her sunglasses to her bag, seriously!)

Get them HERE



NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée and Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm




Two lip products I am using constantly at the moment.

I'm very religious when it comes to applying lip balm in the morning and night and this pot of goodness from Nuxe has successfully kept dry / chapped lips at bay throughout the Winter.  It's not greasy and has a 'matte' texture to it.  Perfect for the morning to pop on whilst doing your make up, to give a good base for any lip product you apply afterwards.   It's been heavily raved about in the blogging arena for a long time and rightly so because it's ruddy fantastic stuff!  Get it HERE

The NYX Butter Gloss has been in my makeup bag for well over a month now and has been the 'gloss of choice' to go over the top of most of my pretty pink / nude Spring lipsticks.  It just seems to 'work' with a lot of the nude colours I like and adds a little 'something something'.  It's inexpensive, smells great, comfortable to wear and is very moisturising.  Get it HERE



Acevivi Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set





I suffer a lot with upper back and neck pain and have done for years.  I did have some physiotherapy that helped a bit with this for a while, but due to the fact that I sleep awkwardly on my side more often than not and spend most of my time during the week hunched over a keyboard things quickly went back to how they were prior to having physiotherapy and it's just something I deal with now.

A few weeks ago Acevivi approached me to trial their new Acupressure Mat and Pillow set.  Now as a blogger, I quite often get approached by companies wanting me to trial products however one of the things I'm firm about is that it must be a product that I would actually 'use' and I can genuinely endorse.  Suffering with neck, shoulder and upper back pain, I was immediately interested in this product and agreed to the trial.

I've been using it for fifteen minutes every night before I go to bed and not only does it really help to alleviate the tension in my neck and upper back, I've also found that it helps me fall asleep a lot easier too.  It's very relaxing.  I had a really bad tension headache one evening last week and lay down on the mat for half an hour.  My headache disappeared!

If you're interested you can get the mat via Amazon HERE and look at some of the other products Acevivi do HERE


Davies 'Your Hair Assistant' Volume Creator Texturising Wood Powder





I wrote a review on my experience of Davines products last week and this little brush and texturising powder is already a firm favourite of mine.

I love the whole concept of using a brush in the hair to create texture and have always found texturising powders tricky to apply straight from the bottle.  This is great for sprucing up tired flat hair and also (although they don't advertise it for this use) I find it great for swishing around in greasy roots!

Difficult to buy online at the moment but check out stockists on the Davines website HERE



Vichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm





Something to sort out tired, weary eyes? Yes please

I've been using this for a month now in the morning prior to applying make up (I leave it for a couple of minutes to absorb first though) and have really noticed a difference when applying concealer on top of it.  Everything is just a little less 'puffy' and a little more 'smooth'.  And that's all you need to know really! 

Get it HERE



Eylure Three Quarter Length Lashes




If you watch me on Snapchat chances are you're probably sick of me banging on about buying fake eyelashes! But the fact of the matter is, I'm obsessed now. 

Having been a very sporadic user of fake lashes over the years I have been on the hunt for a pair that suit my 'smaller than average' eyes.  (sidetone - my fiancé has actually taken to calling me 'tiny eyes' when I have no make up on!!) Alas, many a fake lash has failed, until now. 

I was initially drawn into the packaging of the Eylure Enchanted Range with it's beautiful flower print box and then when I saw that the 'Cherished' lash was actually a three quarter lash, something I hadn't come across before, I got a teeny bit excited and couldn't wait to get home to whack them on! 

And that....was the start of the obsession! Five boxes in and I've started to branch out into Fleur de Force's range in 'Fleur Loves' also a three quarter length lash.  I've yet to try these ones yet but they are long and and fluttery and I can't wait to get them on my peepers! 

Three quarter lashes are the way forward!  Get them HERE 


Blogosphere Magazine




I'd heard about this magazine but had never been able to get hold of it and getting it mail order seemed far to faffy for my liking!  So when I heard that it was going to be stocked in my local WH Smith I promptly made a special trip into Cardiff City Centre to buy it.

Ok, perhaps a bit geeky, I admit, but sometimes I like to get in touch with my geeky side! :)

Whether you're a blogger or not, this is a seriously good magazine.  It's broken down into sections and has features on bloggers and also on topics that suit each genre.  It has a real contemporary and professional feel and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it cover to cover. 

Find out more about it HERE

That's it for now! Let me know if you get any of my recommendations :) 


Lis x 














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3 April 2016

Bouncy Blow-Dry and Davines 'Your Hair Assistant' Products at Amaryllis Salon




I was recently invited by the lovely ladies, Rebecca and Tiffany at Amaryllis to try out their new range of 'Your Hair Assistant' products by Davines with a bouncy blow dry at their gorgeous salon in Cardiff.

The Cardiff City Centre salon has been open for a couple of years now and between them the co-owners have over 20 years experience in hair colour and creativity, both working for a large well known salon brand for several years prior to taking the plunge and opening their own business. And good on them I say! They pride themselves on being an eco-friendly salon, providing a high standard of service and advice and I have to say I'm very much in agreement with that! :)

For someone who has possessed pretty much the same long hair style since I was 12 (if you overlook the short 'Jennifer Aniston' cut I had when I was 22 - but we don't talk about that now!!) I've never been one to get into the whole 'getting a blow-dry' thang.....until now!!! 

I have missed out for all these years! But now, I've officially got the blow-dry bug!  




On arrival at the salon I was greeted by Rebecca and loved the whole 'vibe' as soon as I set foot in the place.  The decor is gorgeous, everyone is really friendly and it's not snooty in the slightest but it still has that 'professionalism' that you're looking for in a good salon. 

Amaryllis are the only salon in Wales to stock Davines products, an Italian haircare brand who are committed to eco-friendliness and sustainability and who do not test on animals. 




The Davines 'Your Hair Assistant' range has been created with blow-drying in mind and can be used both in the salon and also at home.  Angelo Seminara (Artistic Director at Davines and does hair for lots of the Hollywood celebs!) has been heavily involved in designing the range and each product aims to create 'perfect' blow-dried locks at the salon with long-lasting results. 

Rebecca started my blow-dry experience by washing my hair with the 'Prep Shampoo', she did this twice to get rid of any product residue and then followed it up with the Prep Rich Balm, massaging this in and then leaving it for five or so minutes to sink in and nourish my hair.  Such a relaxing experience and the smell.....oh the smell! It's a sophisticated scent of jasmine and mint and I can liken it in some ways to my favourite Byredo scent 'Blanche'. Such a beautiful smell that lingers on the hair  for ages :) 







Back at the chair, with an elegantly prepared coffee (super impressed! it's the little things ladies!) Rebecca ran through what products she was going to use on my hair to create the perfect blow-dry.

First, she used the Blow-dry Primer, a modifying tonic that has an anti-humidity effect and reduces blow drying time.  It also acts in a similar way to a primer for your make up, helping the style to last longer.  At this point my eyes lit up!  For someone who's hair frizzes frequently in humidity and has a tendency to drop a style faster than you can even say 'style' -  you can imagine how excited I was about this product!

Rebecca tentatively blow-dried my hair and I sat their mesmerised at the bouncy curls being created.  I've never seen my hair looking so fantastic! I think at one point I did tell her that I felt like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (or whatever she's calling herself these days!!!) and I wasn't lying! My hair had so much volume, texture and bounce. I think I was actually a little bit in love with it!










Once complete, she used the Volume Creator Brush on the lengths of my hair with the Volume Creator Texturising Powder.  Va va voom!

Finally to seal the style a quick mist of the Perfecting Hairspray was used.  This is a medium hold hair spray that has an invisible effect and doesn't leave your hair with that nasty 'crispy' texture, in fact, it's quite the opposite and holds the style but allows movement.  This is an important factor for me when it comes to hairspray.







If I look a bit 'smug bitch' in these photos....that will be because I actually felt it!! haha!  My hair felt, looked and smelt fantastic.  The curls felt so smooth and soft and the volume created felt so 'natural' to the touch.

After leaving the salon (sadly - I could have sat there chatting to Rebecca all day!) I drove to London and got caught in the rain several times throughout the day.  I am pleased to report though that my hair remained looking fantastic despite this and even looked great the following day! Talk about putting products to the test hey?!

Amaryllis kindly gave me some of the Volume Creator Powder and the Volume Creator Brush to try at home and after being so impressed with the Prep Shampoo and Prep Rich Balm I purchased some for myself.




I'm never going to be able to recreate the beautiful blow-dry Rebecca gave me at home (I'll be making another appointment soon for that!) but I can report that when used at home the Davines 'Your Hair Assistant' products are fabulous for creating smooth, healthy, nourished hair that smells divine! I've used mine a couple of times this week and I love the results the shampoo and conditioner give.

The Volume Creator Powder and Brush are great for brushing into the lengths of your hair to give texture (and used sparingly I've also found it great for creating volume at the root of the hair and banishing greasiness!) It's easy to use and very effective.

So...to conclude.

If you live in Cardiff or near Cardiff and fancy a extra special blow-dry experience I can strongly recommend giving a Amaryllis Salon a go.   Rebecca and Tiffany have created a high quality salon with a relaxed and friendly vibe focusing on great service, gorgeous products and a high level of knowledge and expertise.  Or if you just fancy grabbing some of the Davines range pop in and have a browse! (guarantee you'll want to book a blow-dry though!)

For more info take a look at their website , Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know if you book in :)

If you don't live in Cardiff but love the sound of these products I've done a bit of research and they are stocked online quite extensively. A little bit on the pricey side but in this case I'd say definitely worth it and this is from the person who doesn't normally believe in spending a lot on my hair!

A wonderful experience, I can't thank Rebecca and Tiffany enough for the opportunity and introducing me to the Davines range.  I'm interested to try more products now so if anyone has an recommendations I'm all ears!

Lis x



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24 March 2016

Converse Dainty - The Obsession!




A couple of years ago I bought a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classics in a pale beige colour and don't get me wrong, I loved them, but they always felt a bit 'chunky' on the feet and since I'm already on the 'larger' (ahem!) size when it comes to shoes, I was always very conscious that they made my feet look a bit 'boat-like'!  And to be fair, they probably did!

Enter the Converse Dainty (aka. my new addiction!)

Now, I have to credit this latest crazed footwear shopping spree to the lovely Dubai ladies Laura , Laura  and Simone  who have long raved about the pro's of the Converse Dainty and now I have to say, I'm fully converted!

So much so, I bought three pairs in the space of four weeks.... ooops! 

In my defence though, since then, I've rarely worn anything else - except for rainy days, I'll cover that in a moment though.






(Outfit details - Chloe Sunglasses / Zara V-neck Tee / Zara Blazer / J Brand Jeans / Lilac Dainty Converse) 

If you're considering a purchase here's some useful nuggets of information you might want to consider. 

Pro's

1. They are relatively inexpensive in comparison to some of their more 'designer' counterparts.  In fact, if you shop around a bit online and take advantage of any sales, you can probably grab a pair at a knock-down price.  I've popped a few links for them at the end of this post if you're interested in grabbing a pair!

2. Versatility - I have worn mine with very casual outfits but also smarter outfits (blazer, jeans etc).  It's not warm yet in the UK (Spring - where are you?!), however they could also be paired with skirts / shorts and the like.  Oh, the combinations are indeed endless! The perfect dress up / dress down footwear.  I like footwear that falls into this category! 

3. Plenty of colour options available - personally my favourite are my grey ones but they also do navy and black if you prefer a darker option.  Having said that, the pale lilac / pink ones I have are also a Spring favourite. 

4.  They are very flattering, particularly if you have larger feet.  They aren't so 'clumpy' looking and I personally think they 'slim' the leg.  Winner! 

5. Comfortable - an important factor for the 'grannies' amongst us! I can walk around in these all day and they don't rub or hurt my feet.  

Con's (pun not intended!) 

1.  You can't wear them in the rain (unless you want to wreck them!) - for folks living in the UK like myself this is an annoying factor (unless of course you buy a pair in a darker colour!) 

2. If you wear them a lot they will start to look 'worn' quite quickly and dirty.  I haven't attempted to wash mine yet, we haven't got to that stage yet! If anyone else has though, let me know how they fare! I'm scared!






(Outfit Details - Acne Cardigan/ Whistles Vest / Zara Jeans / Sophie Hulme Bag / Converse Dainty in Dolphin Grey)








(Outfit Details - Zara T-shirt / Helmut Lang Jersey Jacket / Zara Jeans / All White Leather Converse Dainty)


So to conclude, if you're looking for some Spring footwear that won't break the bank, feels comfortable, versatile to wear with lots of different outfits and available in lots of Spring-esque pastel hues you need some Converse Dainty in your life!  Let me know if you get some! :)

Have a good weekend!

Lis x

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19 March 2016

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer



Going to Boots during my lunch is becoming a regular occurrence.  I use the excuse that the sandwiches are better from there than the Supermarket around the corner from my office, but I can't deny the fact that there is actually an ulterior motive here! ;)

And whilst straying from the sandwich section this week I spotted... 'Three For Two'.  Always a dangerous statement to see on the shelves, but one I simply cannot ignore! 

I'm a big fan of Bourjois.  The Healthy Mix Serum foundation is right up there in my Top 5 bases and I also have a lot of love for the Healthy Balance Unifying Powder,  Volume 1 Seconde Mascara and the Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder.  So when I saw that they had a new concealer and foundation on the shelves, they were in my basket faster than you could say 'sandwich'! 

I'm yet to put the foundation to the full test but the concealer, ohhhhh wow! I was so impressed with the swatches on my hand that I actually bought two! 01 and 02 so that I could mix and match to different areas of my face.



And it was love at first application!

Firstly, let's talk packaging. It doesn't feel or look 'Bourjois' at all, in fact, at a first glance you could mistake it for a high-end concealer.  Nice heavy-weight packaging, clean design. I like! 

Consistency wise it's comparable to the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer.  Very light weight but pigmented and blends under the eye with ease.  I use a beauty blender for mine but I would imagine it works just as well with fingers or a brush. 

The smell could be bothersome to those who do not like cosmetics with a scent but I actually don't mind the smell at all and find it quite pleasant.




Now to the best part.  It doesn't seem to settle in creases as much as other under eye concealers do. *angels start singing!*  This is one of the points I really 'judge' a concealer on.  My under-eye area is quite dry and I'm of that 'age' where I do unfortunately have fine lines so it's an important factor for me! 



The longevity of this concealer is also exceptional.  I apply my make up at around 8am every morning for work and the concealer was still in place at 5pm.  Impressive!  I should also mention that the picture taken above was after the concealer had been on for about 4 hours and is completely untouched. (and also that at the moment I am extremely tired due to not sleeping very well - this concealer is working wonders!) 

So to conclude, this may well have knocked my beloved Urban Decay concealer off the top spot.  It's a fantastic under eye concealer (or for any other area of your face that you want to smooth and brighten) and it's a fraction of the price ladies so I urge you to run to your nearest Bourjois stand and stock up!



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9 March 2016

Life Lately #17



It's been a very long time since there has been a 'Life Lately' style post around here and I felt one was long overdue! 

Truthfully, I haven't been up to a great deal these past few months (mostly work, shopping, Netflix - y'know, the usual!) but I fancied doing a bit of a chatty / catch up post nevertheless, so I'm afraid you're stuck with me rambling on for a few paragraphs so bear with! You might fancy grabbing a cup of coffee / tea / wine (depending on the time of day you're reading this!) 

I actually really enjoy devouring this type of post from other bloggers, mainly because I'm nosy and I guess it kind of falls into the same sort of category as 'What's in my handbag' and the such!

Anyway...let's get started shall we? :)




Exploring Cardiff's Coffee / Breakfast Offerings - This is for all my Cardiff based readers (or those thinking of visiting the city soon!) Sometimes at the weekend there's nothing I love more than getting up a little bit earlier than normal and going out for breakfast (or Brunch by the time I've slapped on a face of make up and sorted out my hair!) As of late, a lot of new coffee shops have been popping up around Cardiff and I'm making it my mission to try them all! So far, a highlight for me has been KIN + ILK . Such stylish decor and they serve fantastic smashed avocado on toast and the best coffee I've ever tasted! And they are opening a second outlet just around the corner from my house! Winning.
Other recent visits have included 'Canna Deli' (you've got to try the Welsh Rarebit!) and good old 'Brava' (a regular haunt of the Welsh Rugby team!) 




Lean In 15 - if you watch my Snapchat or follow me on Instagram, you'll definitely have been subject to my latest cooking creations! Sorry about that ;)  Seriously though, this book is a lot better than I thought it would be. I didn't buy it because I'm trying to lose weight, although I'm guessing if you follow the plan and do all the exercises he recommends it would probably work in that department. (I'm going through an 'I can't be bothered' stage at the moment - let's not talk about that though!)  The best thing about this book is that everything is so quick and easy to make and tastes so good.  AND no faffy ingredients to source from health food shops (because seriously, who has the time or inclination to do that?!) If you're still on the fence about getting this I'd strongly recommend you do!



Zara Jumper - spotted this on another blogger this week, guaranteed to be in my wardrobe next week. *insert laughing face here!* I just really like the shape of the sleeves on this jumper and of course, it's monochrome....yawn!



Holiday Booked! - Last week we finally decided on a hotel in Mykonos.  Flights were booked a couple of weeks before but, as always, hotel selection is very serious business!  This was a lengthy process and after a lot of deliberation and research (and looking at endless reviews and travellers photographs on Trip Advisor) I am really excited for the end of May now! Mykonos looks absolutely beautiful and our hotel is away from the hustle and bustle so I'm hoping it will be a relaxing retreat.  We're going to hire a car and go exploring and I can't wait! Bikini planning has already begun...




Smith and Cult Nail Lacquer -  For someone who spends all day at a computer typing, Nail Polish longevity is a real issue for me. I'm heavy handed with a keyboard and my nails look unsavoury after just a couple of days! Until I started using 'Smith and Cult' and I'm really impressed with the quality of these nail polishes. They're very opaque, dry quickly and now they also seem to be equipped with a very good brush (the first one I bought didn't but it looks as though they've rectified this - yay!) I want more and a pale pink is next up! You can get them from SpaceNK in store or online and also Net-a-Porter. 




Maybelline Satin Brow Pencil -  I grabbed this quickly whilst getting my lunch at Boots a couple of weeks ago and I'm suitably impressed with its ability to create a natural yet defined brown in an instant.  The powder and applicator at one end is great for the front of my brows and the little pencil on the other side is perfect for shaping the ends.  At £5.99 you can't go wrong! 




J Crew Cashmere Jumper - I remember having drinks and shisha with Laura (buynow/bloglater) in January and discussing what our next 'special' purchase would be. Hers was going to be a Chanel (which incidentally she has purchased now and it's oh so beautiful!) For me it was something far less interesting in the form of a black cashmere jumper!  But hear me out here. Over the last few years I've made a conscious decision to buy good quality 'staple' items for my wardrobe and a black semi fitted cashmere jumper was something that I'd been trying to hunt down for a while. I took a chance recently by ordering one from JCrew and came up trumps! :)  the cashmere is very fine so it's going to perfect going into Spring.  It's just such a gorgeous, classic item and I'm considering more colours now....grey perhaps?! haha!




Bedroom - I'm finally getting around to decorating and furnishing our bedroom.  I'm too embarrassed to even reveal how long it's been just a mishmash of furniture and has had no lampshade on the ceiling! The room is huge and I wanted to give it a bit more of a 'cosy' feel so all the walls have been recently painted dark blue.  The carpet is a sort of blue grey colour so I'm going to be going for a dark blue, white and grey theme and I might do a blogpost when I'm done if you're lucky! (and I like it! haha!) 

You made it! Congratulations for sticking with me for this long!

Hope you're having a good week

Lis x 


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