Friday, 30 March 2012

Meadowhall Blogger Style School

This week I was very lucky enough to be invested to the Meadowhall Blogger Style School and a tour of some of the many beauty sellers that Meadowhall has to offer by the lovely Bethanie Lunn. I was joined by fellow bloggers, Claire, Rose, Charlotte, Kate and Nicky who are such a lovely bunch of ladies.

After meeting we headed off to Starbucks for a much needed caffeine injection, introduction and an explanation of what to expect of the day.

First stop was Boots No7. There we met Caroline Adams whose enthusiasm and love of the brand really shone through. We were given demonstrations on their new Spring range including the new lipstick range by Poppy King who is apparently a lipstick genius (Id love to meet her, how long Ive been searching for the perfect lipstick?)

I really enjoyed the demonstration by Caroline and her team, its definitely opened up my eyes the to No.7 range and everything they have on offer. We were also given a very generous goody bag. Ive been using the 2 step cleansing routine and love it so much already.

Rose in her element at Illamasqua!

Next up over to Debenhams and the Illamasqua Team. I'll be totally honest, Illamasqua is not a range I had previously heard of but I was totally blown away by the love Glen Carling and his team show for the brand. I love the loud, bright colours and the feeling they give you that yes make up is fun and you should play with your looks and experiment.

Rose is a massive Illamasqua class and Glen gave her a step by step guide to the ultimate smoky eye look, he done one eye while Rose done the other. It looked beautiful and really bought out her blue eye colour.

This is a brand I will be most certainly be trying again.

Next up on our world tour of Meadowhall it was over to House of Fraser and Bella Pierre Cosmetics. Here we met The very lovely Jane Gore and her team. Originated in America and had been over in England for about 6 years now they specialise in mineral make up. Ive used mineral make up in the past but had thought that it was just about foundations, how wrong was I?
The products are extremely versatile (you can make the eyeshadow in a nail varnish!!) It really opened up my eyes to mineral make up and I'll certainly be looking into it more, the coverage the foundation gave me was really good and lasted all day and night.

After a lovely lunch with everyone at The Handmade Burger Company it was time for the live challenge!
Each of us had to re create a look using the Bella Pierre products, our photos were then uploaded to the Meadowhall Facebook page for people to "like" our photos. The person with the most "likes" was then crowned Meadowhalls Top Blogger.

Me, Claire and Kate at the live challenge


Sadly I didn't win ha! But the lovely Charlotte was crowned the winner and won a massive goodie bag for her and her readers.

It was such a good day, the girls are all so lovely and it was handy speaking to them and swapping hints and tips and it was just lovely to have something here up north!

I have many goodies for you all to give away which I'll do this week.

Monday, 26 March 2012

I want to ride my bicycle

This dress is now available in the boutique Plaid and Lace

I am loving this summer weather we are having right now, it just puts everyone in such a good mood. Long may it last.

With the good weather I finally got to go out on my bike Betty. Im surprised I can still remember how to ride to be honest but I loved it.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Wedding outfits dilema....

Zara: Will I ever wear it again?
Topshop: Too much like a wedding dress?

ASOS: I like this one

ASOS: Id be able to wear this again and both as separates

ASOS: Too casual?

So, I have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks and I'm stuck on what to wear. Help!

I always go for dresses so was maybe thinking of a trouser suit, but will the many trouser suits that are about at the moment which one do I choose? and will everyone be wearing florals? and do I spend loads of money on a pretty dress that will most likely sit in my wardrobe never to be worn again?

Ive literally no idea!

This weeks best dressed

Yes I know Alexa is in there twice. Massive girl crush, sorry!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Black and White

Skirt: Vintage, Shirt: Fred Perry, Shoes: New Look, Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co

I'm not a massive Fred Perry wearer but my boyfriend bought me this short for Christmas one year and I love it. The fit is perfect and I love the little peter pan collar on the shirt.
Ive has this leather jacket since I was about 13 years old and it is still going strong. I cant remember where it is from but its something I will never get rid of.

My father in law (I'm not really married) told me I looked like a pint of Guinness in this outfit which was perfect for St Patricks day! How charming x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sunny Sundays

Outfit: Vintage, Vintage, Vintage

I picked up this whole outfit at the Vintage Fair that was on in Sheffield this weekend. I am terrible when I buy new stuff I have to wear it straight away.

We have had lovely weather here recently (hence the squinty eye!) It is so nice to feel the sun on your skin once again. It just outs you in a much better mood.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Three Floor

I love coming across new labels and new places to make my online shopping wish list even longer. I came across Three Floor in this weeks Grazia Magazine.

I love that the clothes are feminine with an urban edge, all individual looks and at affordable prices. My personal favorite is the fur trimmed parka with a zip of waist (good thinking!)

See more at Three Floor

Monday, 12 March 2012

Carries Apartment for Sale!

64 Perry Street, the home of Carrie Bradshaw has been put up on the market! How many of us have dreamed of living in this apartment, with THAT wardrobe. I was lucky enough to go here when I visited New York last September, its in the most perfect setting with McQueen and Magnolia Bakery just at the bottom of the street.
You'll need a spare £9 million in the bank though!

Now where is that winning lottery ticket....


Am loving these wedges from Topshop, definately going to be a pay day purchase. I find wedges and black heels so much easier to walk in and these are the perfect summer shoe. If I ever manage to get a tan the will look georgeous! And at just £55 the price per wear rota is toatally justified.

shop, shop, Topshop