Friday, 30 July 2010

Tea parties & reading

What a busy month, there's no more pleasant way to finish off July then with a tea party toast & a vintage fair!

Popping back to the le 'ol haunt for this marvellous vintage market tomorrow. A combination of shopping, music, & to top it off nicely a tea party toast; how fabulous!

I'd actually been meaning to swing by one of Utility's monthly markets for ages now, so what better an excuse when it's a shindig of a day.

I've also just discovered in a fitting fashion, Vintage life magazine. A bi-monthly magazine deciated to all things vintage. The online preview shows just how wonderful a selection of features they have; it's not just vintage fashion, it's also beauty, lifestyle, home ware, & even baking!

The 2nd edition arrived in my letterbox today and I'm set up for a nice evening read with a cuppa & some scones.

Image: The commons; Flickr

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sunday favourites

This month has literally flown by, it barely seems like the first week of the month. I've still made time to window shop; or web window shop as it were & also pick out a few favourite pieces.

I've been a beauty binge this month, the sun burning away at my skin must be reminding me to stock up on essentials. Naturally of course they have to be a bit different!

The new range of Doll Face cosmetics at Dolly dagger have been working their way into my wishlist. A u.s brand, doll face has a stunning range of classic inspired products with some stunningly named cleansers, masks, & scrubs. Now I just need to whittle my list down to 1 thing to try out!

A little cheer me up has also been finding that my local Boots now has a Models own counter; the 2 for £8 offer has also had me picking round the counter testing favourites from the web shop. The tinted lip balm, & pastel shade nail varnishe's are a summer favourite at the moment.

Not to forget the collection of Rose & co balms too; having had the rose petal salve on my list for some time (purely neglect on my part to remember to grab some!), I'd almost weighed myself down with treats.

Then there's the difficult pick of a perfect day to day spf moisturiser to suit the rest of the summer months. I think I've found a winner with the Clinique Super city block; an spf of 40 is surely enough to maintain a pale complexion throughout the rest of the summer!

And of course if you haven't had time to swing by the Illasmasqua web store lately, theres a marvellous 50% off section with some stunning to be discontinued items for grabs till the end of the month.

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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sunday favourites

What a glorious fortnight it's been, sure my wool knit skirts may have been sticking to me in the work place, and my Illamasqua glosse's liquifying even more in my bag but it's been a change of pace from the horrendous cold winter, and traditional wet British summer. Saying that though I'm still caking myself in as much sunscreen as possible; I'm English I can't tan!

In between enjoying the summer, and drinking my body weight in frappucinos I have found some time to hunt out some favourites this week.

For a bit of quirky vintage taste I adore these typewriter key rings at Rock 'N' Rose. A touch of vintage style that sets a more unique finishing look.

90's style seems to be coming back with a vengance this year; the one aspect I'm glad to see back is the Kinderwhore look (babydoll dresse's, peter pan collars, & oodles of lace with a grunge twist). Ever after the perfect babydoll inspired top I adore this new addition to Collectif's range; the Imelda top has the perfect puff sleeves with a flattering cut.

There's even a wide range of perfect babydoll dresse's, with oodles of lace, peter pan collars, & polka dot prints in Primark's summer range.

And for the perfect sale's purchase I had to grab these Vivienne Westwood inspired flats at Office. With a darling heart and pointy toes they are the perfect work foot wear!

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