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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

'November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows.'







I went on a wonder around the common today.
It was really, really cold.
I don't have my long hair to keep me warm anymore!
This is what I wore.

Coat: Zara (old)
Jumper: Asos
Studded Collar Shirt: Zara (old)
Jeans: H&M
Lace up Boots: Zara

Much love,

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Naughty Elle Tempted By Chanel......

I have been dream, nay lusting over Chanel for years.

Fashion & beauty products a like, there is something extremely enchanting & luxurious about owning something by Chanel- maybe it's the connotations of Parisian sophistication or maybe it's from watching my mummy (yes I call my mummy mummy, so!?) apply Coco Chanel for years & playing with the bottles at age five, but there is something about it that makes me happy! 

So I had been toying with the idea & going back & forth every time I went into Boots, of buying something from the Chanel counter & two months ago I had a bad day at work (no better excuse than a bad day at work to buy Chanel!) & thought 'sod it, I am going to buy something!' & I exited with a little white bag, tied with a black ribbon, with that magical word written across the front.

Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in 36 Chintz. 




The two things that I love the most about this product is the colour & the texture. 

In the beginning when I was swatching away on my hand all of the colours, I thought this colour was slightly too nude & would be too translucent on my lips (would look like I was wearing no lipstick at all!) However, the sales assistant recommended that I tried it on my lips to see the true colour, as she said it was the perfect rose brown colour for a natural look- generally I always stay well clear of trying products on my eyes/lips, as the thought that other people have also applied it to these places sends (& this is true) chills up my spine! I mean..... yuck! 

But I thought 'Hey it's Chanel!' & tried it on & honestly it is the most beautiful colour I have ever tried, swatching it on your hand does not do it justice! Now I don't like bold lip colours, I'm always a nude or subtle lip kinda girl but I honestly honestly love this colour, it is me to a tea! I would definitely describe it as a subtle, classic rose colour (trust me the photos do not do it justice!) & is such a dream to apply & wear- a creamy texture which last quiet a while before further application & is not drying in the slightest (there is nothing that I hate more than the feeling that you are wearing lipstick, am I right?!) & I get so many compliments when I wear it, it is unbelievable! 




Of course I also love the packaging, it's beautiful, heavy & feels every inch glamorous. I was also extremely happy with the way this little lip stick was lovingly wrapped & placed in a simple white bag with a ribbon- I felt like it was a present!


What is your favourite Rouge Coco shade? Suggestions?

Much Love,


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Being Elle: "I love like a leaf in the wind"......




What I'm Wearing:
Safari Jacket with Leather Sleeves- Zara
Navy Skater Dress- Joy
Studded Silk Shirt- Zara
Velvet Slippers- Zara

A couple of weeks ago me & Adam had a week off together & from the last post you can see that we spent a few days in Guernsey- however for the rest of the week we decided to visit somewhere a little closer to home & settled on Oxford.

We found a place via (literally booked it the night before) just outside of Oxford in the extremely pretty village of Woodstock- before you ask there were minimal hippie's & no music festivals taking place! I loved the buildings, tree lined streets, foliage changing from green to orange to red, the quirky independently run shops & the 'lazy' vibe of the village & people.












Of course we also visited Oxford city centre, unfortunately for us the weather was not on our side, as it was pretty much raining constantly since we got there! However this did not put a dampener (cheesy weather pun not intended- cringe!)on our day & we had a great time strolling around the shops, university campus & cobbled streets. 

Oxford has a huge variety of shops- from the high street stores such as Topshop, Zara, Whistles, Jack Wills ect, to more independent stores & this little undercover market place we found! Me & Adam were both extremely fascinated by the pheasants hanging in a butchers window- we were unsure if they were real or fake!









I really enjoyed our mini break in Oxford- it was relaxing, enjoyable & a nice change of atmosphere. For those interested here is the hotel just outside of Woodstock that we stayed in.

Have you visited somewhere new recently?

Much Love,
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