Thursday, 27 May 2010
I've tried premium brands, mid-range and also high street brands and still haven't found what i'm looking for (did you just sing that bit like Bono? I did as I wrote it)
The best one I have found so far is Max Factor Second Skin, it goes on lightly and evenly and has good staying power, but it's just missing that certain something.
As it gets warmer i'm not even sure whether I may be better off going for a tinted moisturiser even.
What is your favourite foundation or tinted moisturiser?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x x
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
and these new shoes from Marks and Spencers are currently walking through my dreams and coordinating themselves with outfits that I own, telling me what they go with and how long they will make my legs look. (See, obsessed)
Exactly how cute are these shoes?
£29.50 from Marks & Spencers. I can imagine myself wearing them with anything and they will create a stir of envy and longing from my friends.
They are Limited Edition and for that price they won't be around for long. They are also available in black but I love how these colours seem so summery and light.
Available instore now or from www.marksandspencers.co.uk i'm going to be getting these in the next couple of days and wearing them to DEATH.
What would you wear them with?
Big Fashionista x x
Truffle shuffle are at the forefront of printed T's and fun items which will either remind you of your childhood or make a fashion statement.
If you're a Gleek and you want a Journey T-shirt, here you go.
£37, and if you order before 4pm it is sent out the same day. (I've done this, and it arrived the next day no problem. Perfect for if you need something in a hurry)
If you want to dress your man like David Beckham? (Personally, I want my man to actually BE David Beckham)
For £45, you can. (Do you like how I managed to sneak a picture of the delectable DB in here girls)
Truffle Shuffle have a HUGE range of mens, womens and childrens tops as well as jewellery from Disney Couture, Culture Vulture and AnnaLou of London.
For Hello Kitty fans, Truffle Shuffle is an aladdins cave. From umbrellas to headphones they will have something that you want. (My 9 yr old has a list as long as your arm, thanks a lot Truffle Shuffle)
If you haven't checked them out yet, I do recommend them. Fast service, good price range and ideal for gifts for the fashion conscious teen (as well as us slightly older people)
Have you shopped at Truffle Shuffle?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x x
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
I love them, I adore them, I have visions of drifting along a river bank, picking flowers and putting them into a cycle basket before gently cycling off. (Ok, that may just be a tampon advert I have described there but it's my fantasy so there)
But in reality I own ONE maxi dress, don't get me wrong, it's beautiful. But I have more chance finding Lord Lucan than I do finding another one that fits me as well as this one does.
I must have tried on hundreds of different Maxi dresses now. Being a large chested sort of girl, some would get me arrested for indecency. I'm also only 5'4 so some of them trail on the floor making me look like a child playing dress up. This I can handle, I just take them off and put them back on the rail, what I HATE are the ones that make me look like a pregnant Teletubby, (It was yellow, you get the picture don't you) It was quite traumatic.
But I am going to find another maxi dress (preferably before summer is over. It is? oh shucks)
And here are some of my favourites around at the moment.
This dress is from http://www.missguided.co.uk/ I love Missguided, perfect online shopping store with great prices, and also a outfit for every occasion, If you've never tried them out before I highly recommend them. This one is only £22.99
This is my actual Maxi dress. it came from http://www.dorothyperkins.com/ £38 Perfect for wearing casual or teaming with heels for an evening out, this summer this will be my go-to dress.
If you are looking for something just a little bit different, this Maxi dress is from the Kate Moss for Topshop Summer Collection, This is part of the Limited edition range and is £120
I'd love to know your views on Maxi dresses and whether you too have trouble finding the perfect one. It seems that I love them, but they don't love me.
Monday, 24 May 2010
I have written my 2nd guest spot for Kindred Sole which has gone live today so take a look at what I imagine a Fashion Court would be like. I will be writing for Kindred Sole on a monthly basis from now on so I hope you enjoy my musings.
If you can take the time to leave me a comment it would be much appreciated.
Big Fashionista x x
Saturday, 22 May 2010
I thought I would give you a glimpse into how the Models Own stands are looking.
and they are looking HOT
My apologies for the poor quality of pic, but it was taken on my phone and i'm sure that my hands were shaking as I was SO excited.The fantastic shades of nail varnish and eyeshadows make the stand look so fresh and new that it actually took me a while to be able to take a picture as there was so many people around the stand picking up products to buy.
After taking the picture (and elbowing a little old lady out of the way-all is fair in love and make up) I picked up a couple of the pastel nail colours in pretty ice cream shades. (post to follow) and some eyeshadows that I think will be gorgeous.
Well done Boots, for stocking Models Own. And Models Own, your products are fab and I will be coming back for more. (I will try not to elbow any more old ladies though, I promise)
Friday, 21 May 2010
oooooooh I think I love it. It's like an old spirograph (look it up little ones) it would be perfect for a summer day lunch with friends. In fact I think I have shoes that would match!!!!!
I love the unusual neckline on this dress too. I would wear it plain, without a necklace and let the neckline be my decoration.
I've just looked it up on http://www.agiftfromthegods.com/ and it is also available in a pretty pale pink. and is only £25. Bargain or what?
What do you think of the dress?
Let me know.
Big Fashionista x x
I'm going to be asking her some questions re Botox and now is your chance to find out the answers to questions you have always wanted to ask.
If you could leave your questions here or email them to me direct I will ask her the things that we all want to know re Botox.
I'm looking forward to this Q & A session. I wonder if I can get a quote while i'm at it.
I've seen Oompa Loompas with a more convincing tan.
Famous Dave's Tanners create a golden tan without the need for age-robbing sun or tanning bed exposure.
While developing into a natural looking bronze glow, Famous Dave's Tanner bathes your skin in the rich emollients of Aloe Vera, Sesame, and Jojoba, which soften and add healthy moisture.
All products are available online at http://www.famousdave.co.uk/
You have a choice of lotions, mousse, and sprays. and even a mitt to help people like me who can't apply it properly.
You have been warned.
Big Fashionista x x
Thursday, 20 May 2010
First of all the fabulous www.lookfantastic.com One of my favourite online stores for hair & beauty EVER. They stock some excellent products, including the superb All For Eve. More about them soon I promise.
Currently they have a hair sale on, saving you up to 50% on products such as Redken, GHD and Aveda.
Not only that but their blog spot is superb. Informative, and humourous in equal measure.
So if you havent got acquainted with LookFantastic, I suggest you do so PRONTO.
So check out the guest spot I did for them a while ago.
Another guest post I have written was for Kindred Sole. If you love shoes then you will already be aware of this company, and if you know me, you know I have a serious crush on a shoe that I can never have. Alexa. only 350 ever made, and all size 7's gone forever. :-( heartbreaking.
Check out Kindred Sole and their designer shoes and I promise you there will be a shoe there for you. www.kindredsole.com you can thank me later.
and here is my 1st guest spot for Kindred Sole.
Hope you enjoy.
There will definately be more to come, i'm working on something very special at the moment.
more info soon
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
(again. seriously, it doesn't take much to confuse me)
Here is the Top Ten.
9, Flushing Toilet
10, Combustion Engine.
hmmmmmm, seems a bit Male Orientated to me. iPod before flushing toilet? I rest my case.
for gods sake Hair straighteners were number 34!!!
Not in my house they aren't. I'd swap my washing machine (12) for straighteners any day. (In fact, i think i did)
Make-up was number 66!!! I DON'T think so. Sky+ was number 53!!
Yet another example of how male dominated the list is.
Perhaps a womans point of view is needed here.
My 10 greatest Inventions.
1, Make Up,
2, Take aways
5, Hair straighteners
6, Credit cards
7, Afternoon naps
10, Online Shopping
What would be your top ten greatest inventions?
but it really got me thinking. What does make me happy?
I could go cheesy and say my children (but seeing as I love them and want to strangle them in equal measures i thought i should give that a miss)
So I decided to tell you all what makes me happy.
On my back i have a tattoo. A sunshine with Carpe Diem written underneath. It means "Seize the Day" which is my motto in life.
My father was an extremely busy man. He built up his own business from nothing, working all the hours that god sent so that when he retired early at 55 he could reap the rewards of all his hard work.
He never made it.
Unfortunately Lung Cancer took him from us many years too soon. But it made me angry that all he had worked to acheive in his life, all his dreams, were never realised.
There was so much that he wanted to do that he never got to as he put them off until he retired.
The gift that my father left me was to live each day as if it was my last.
I enjoy the sunrise in the morning, childrens laughter as I pass a playground (I hope they aren't laughing AT me) even the sad things in life I embrace as they help to shape me as a person.
I enjoy LIFE and it makes me happy.
True Happiness for me is cherishing every second we spend on this earth. It is short. We need to make it sweet.
How many people out there do this?
Surely buying a new outfit to go on a huge long-awaited shopping trip that is going to hurt my credit cards so badly that they may possibly need physio is a necessity?
It can't be any stranger than tidying up before the cleaner comes can it?
(Small clarification, I don't actually have a cleaner. nor do i actually tidy up, but thats not the point)
Or even washing your hair before going to the hairdressers?
(You know what i'm going to say here don't you?)
I think it's a pretty normal thing to do, I want to look good while I buy new things.
I don't often go on all day shopping trips that include lunch in John Lewis. (I have 3 children, anything other than lunch in McDonalds is classed as all fancy like) so i'm going to enjoy my shopping trip in my new clothes, buy lots of fabulous things, enjoy my girlie lunch and then report back to you guys next week on what i've bought.
Tell me what you think
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
The concept is strange enough as it is.
A 48 hour deodorant? Seriously? have a wash you dirty cow. I have camped out, and still managed to wash my armpits. I cant really see anyone looking at this deodorant and saying "ooooh result, now I dont have to wash for 2 days" Ok, i can imagine it, but it wouldn't be someone I know.
So already this wasn't going to be a winner for me. Next issue for me is that there is 12 different types, 6 aerosol, 6 roll-ons, Mineral Fresh, Mineral Ultra, Mineral Invi.........ok, i'm boring myself now.
I just want to have fresh, clean non-sweaty armpits, is that too much to ask for?
Well apparently it is, because for me, this deodorant is naff. It didn't even work for 10 hours let alone 48. And if you knew me, you would know it isn't even as if I do anything particularly strenuous. (Ok, I don't do ANYTHING) Plus, the rollerball deodorant got stuck after 3 applications and had to be thrown away!!! Luckily I had also purchased an aerosol version.
So for me this deodorant is a complete failure.
I would be interested to know if this deodorant had worked for you. And if you had gone the full 48 hours feeling fresh as a daisy.
Let me know
EDIT, and I have just realised it is made with Mineralite, something to do with Volcanos!!!!!!!!!
Will they EVER stop messing with us in one way or another!!!!
Monday, 17 May 2010
What is your CLASSIC product that you will never give up for a newcomer.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
There are some fantastic ice cream shades of nail varnish around at the moment, but when i spied this colour I knew that I had to have it.
Now the question I have for you guys is, Is it Chanel Nouvelle Vague?
Or is it from Superdrug MUA range and costing just £1 a bottle?
Yes, it's from Superdrug.
Pretty close match though don't you think?
And for anyone who is interested, the nail model is actually my 9yr old daughter!!
Her nails are so much better than mine. Expect more NOTD to come from her.
Big Fashionista x x
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Because so many of you wonderful people are already here I thought it was about time I got my fine ass over here too.
For people who don't know me, you can check me out here
I love to write about everything from fashion and beauty to current events.
I like a good debate, feel free to comment and if i agree with you, I will say so, If I don't......well we have ourselves a good debate.
I hope I can entertain you all here, I feel like the new kid on the block, but consider this a housewarming party.
Bring wine.......and cake.....especially cake, I love cake.