Pineapple wishlist

pineapple wishlist

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In all seriousness, who doesn’t like pineapples?! They are just so tropical and summery, I love them. Not only do they taste amazing, but they just look so cute and they remind me of being on holiday in the Caribbean! This year I think there has been an abundance of pineapple prints and homeware so I have decided to collate some of my faves in a pineapple themed wishlist for you all to enjoy too.

I’m loving the cushion, but unfortunately it wouldn’t go with our living room’s colour scheme, wahh. Just need to have a tropical themed bedroom now…..

The gold pineapple necklace from River Island is too cute and the perfect way to tropical up any outfit, so ideal for holidays.

Pineapple cocktail sticks, you need these in your life for homemade pina coladas or Singapore slings. Just think how fancy you will look with a pineapple chunk skewered on it. Cocktail umbrella optional.

The Boohoo playsuit is so perfect for summer. It is casual enough you could wear it on the beach over a bikini, but could be dressed up with wedges and a statement necklace. It looks so comfortable too! The pineapple print is quite understated for those who don’t want to go full on in your face tropical.

So apparently you can get pineapple spoons! I know I’m going a bit far now, but if they are out there then there must be a demand! They would be great for serving with a pineapple dessert at a dinner party. You’d be the hostess with the mostess for sure.

The LUSH shampoo sounds lie heaven in a bottle to me. Packed full of tropical fruits it works to clarify your hair and leaves it smelling like a fruit cocktail, om nom nom!

Would you buy any of these items?

How to get beachy mermaid hair

Lee Stafford Squeaky Clean Paddle Brush and Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray

As soon as the sun comes out, and the summer dresses find their way back into the wardrobe I really feel the need to step up my hair game. That means scrolling through Pinterest and obssesssing over girls who have the most beautiful mermaid waves. So in a quest to whip my hair into pure summer perfection, I have been testing out a couple of Lee Stafford hair goodies.Continue Reading . . .

Your summer Face Of The Day for less than £25

New Look Beauty Range
With summer well and truly here now, it is about time that I start thinking about saying goodbye to full coverage foundation and berry lipsticks and hello to dewy sun kissed skin. So when I was asked if I’d like to get involved with New Look’s beauty on a shoestring campaign I jumped at the chance to update my makeup bag for a summer look.

The challenge involves spending just £25 (or less) on the beauty goodies from New Look Pure Colour collection and creating a whole makeup look using just these products. I had a good look through the beauty section on the New Look website and decided to go for:

The Pure Colour Foundation pleasantly surprised me. Typically I am not a fan of drugstore and high street foundations because I feel I need a bit more coverage and longevity, so I was a little skeptical of New Look’s offering. However I was having a really good skin day with no blemishes (woohoo!) and so the light to medium coverage of this foundation was just perfect! In lieu of a concealer, I built up the foundation more on my weak spots – under my eyes, around my nose and my chin for a more even coverage.
The Pure Colour Foundation is quite dewy which is ideal for summer, but I have quite oily skin so like to set my foundation to prevent a makeup moving around my face situation – not a good look! So I used a powder brush to swish a small amount of the bronzer over my face for a more sun kissed look and mattify the foundation.
I love the Pure Colour Bronze Baked Bronzer, it isn’t too dark for those who have paler skin and it also has a small amount of shimmer to give your skin a youthful and radiant boost. The powder is picked up very easily by the brush, so make sure you gently dab and tap off any excess because a little goes a long way! The bronzer helped to give my pasty skin a little more colour so I felt less like a ghost, and ready to head out into the sunshine.
Then using my Real Techniques blush brush I picked up some product from the Pure Colour Pink Baked Blusher, again, a little goes a long way! And I buffed as small amount into my cheekbones. I love the shade of the blusher, it is really natural looking and so I think it would suit most skin tones. I only used a small amount of the blusher to avoid my base being overpowering next to my eyes and lips.
New Look Pure Colour Beauty Range
For the eyes I used a delicate wash of the bronzer across the lids and built it up more in the middle of the eyelid which really brought out the shimmer. Then I used the Pure Colour Mid Brown Baked Eye Shadow to create some definition in the crease for a bronzed summery look. The eye shadow is really pigmented and lasted all day, which for a budget product is very good in my books! I’d definitely try out some other shades and I hope they widen the product line.
Now I did cheat a little bit here because I added a little mascara! My lashes are really blonde, so without it they look see through. However when I go on holiday later in the year I am planning to get my lashes tinted, so as this would be a great holiday look I definitely haven’t cheated…. right?!
Last but not least, I used the Pure Colour Mid Pink Lip Liner to carefully line my lips and then I filled them in. I normally find liners quite drying, but this was pretty good! Staying power wasn’t amazing, but I typically do touch up my lips throughout the day so this didn’t bother me at all. Again, I hope they bring out more shades as for just £1.99 they are a bargain.
Overall I am really impressed with the New Look beauty range because of the good quality of the products for such a great price. I really recommend the Pure Colour products that I tried out, particularly if your makeup needs to be pocket money friendly. I have my eye on a few more of their products, including the highlighter and the eye shadows palettes.
New Look Pure Colour Beauty Range FOTD
What do you think of the New Look beauty range?

Six things I need for summer…

Summer wishlist
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The sun is shining, the weatherman has predicted a heatwave so summer is officially here! With a new season comes a new wishlist, and these are the items I need for summer 2015. I’ve (hopefully) got a summer holiday in the pipeline, plus a week in Vegas in October, so I need to start collecting my summer wardrobe so I look the part.
I love the daisy print and I am always a fan of darker florals because they make great transitional pieces. I know I will probably look like an overgrown toddler in this getup, but I love it! It has the perfect festival vibe and would look great layered over a white tee and converse.
Jones Bootmaker have lots of lovely sandals right now including these rose gold wedges. This is pretty much a dream come true! Everyone in the world has been crazy over all things rose gold for the last few years and I need these shoes in my life. The different textures on the wedge and the heel make the sandals more versatile whether you are going for a casual or dressy look.
The polka dot print on these beauties is simply the cutest thing! I usually prefer to go with a black/brown pair of sunnies so they go with everything. This pair would work so well with the dungarees. I’m also loving the ombre tint on the lenses, they look so effortlessly cool.
4. Secret Garden Floral Crown from Dolly Bow Bow, £15
Everyone needs a floral crown in their life for summer and this one is just up my street because the blue flowers are a little bit different from the typically pink based crowns. I might also feel a little bit like Frozen’s Elsa wearing it….
5. Pink Mini Frame Flap Handbag from River Island, £35
You’ve got to have a bit or arm candy suitable for the summer and this candy pink bag is just calling out to me. I tend to go for bags that have the option to be carried on the crook or your arm, but also have a strap for days when you want to be hands free so this is perfect for my summer needs.
I already own four kimonos….but this one is really cute! At only £18 I think it is very reasonable for how lovely the tropical print is. Kimonos are a great way to cover up a little without wearing anything too thick or heavy like a cardigan or jacket. I like that it is quite short too as my other kimonos are longer. Does that justify buying it?!

What is on your summer wishlist? 
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The Jewellery Edit

The Jewellery Edit
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After a long time away from my blog due to starting a new job and being really busy I have finally returned and I am so excited to get back into the swing of things.

I thought I’d start things off with a little post about some jewellery that I am currently lusting after. Like most girls, I am a huge fan of the sparkly stuff because it always completes an outfit – even a simple t-shirt and jeans combo.

So here are a few of my favourite pieces this month, hope you enjoy!

1 – Purple Mix Gem Chandelier Drop Earrings from Chelsea Doll, £10

With statement necklaces being a huge jewellery trend over the last few years I often find myself neglecting my earring collection. I am hoping to start collecting a few interesting pairs to wear with my hair up and I love these Chelsea Doll beauties. Anything pastel is a clear winner in my books and with the trend due to continue throughout the autumn I think these are a great transitional piece.

2 – CLARAMAE Pink Crystal Druzy Ring from Rock ‘N Rose, £22

I adore druzy rings, I don’t know if it stems back to my childhood when I liked to collect sparkly gemstones (I am such a magpie). I love that every ring is unique as the colour and shape varies due to it being a natural stone. 

3 – AMELIA Statement Necklace from Dolly Bow Bow, £14

Dolly Bow Bow’s necklaces are always stunning and I think that this Amelia statement necklace might just be my favourite so far. I think that this would work well with a pastel dress for a wedding or event and come the autumn, will look great with jumpers in complementary pastel hues.

4 – Dark Blue Clustered Gem Choker Necklace from New Look, £9.99

Sometimes bright and bold is the way to go, and this New Look statement choker necklace is a winner for me. Bright blues like this really suit my colour palate and I think this would be great to smarten up jeans and a white shirt or t-shirt.

5 – Zodiac sign Pendant from Amelia May, £10

I love a quirky pendant to add some intrigue to a simple top or dress and this Zodiac necklace from Amelia May caught my eye. I’m not a believer of star signs and horoscopes, but I think that this is great for those who are, or those who are looking for something a little bit different.

6 – Fine Filigree Tassel Earrings from ASOS, £8

I am always on the look out for interesting black earrings because they go with absolutely everything. The tassels on these are very cute and would look great with an up do for a night out instead of a statement necklace.

Which of these pieces is your favourite? What shops are you loving for statement jewellery right now?