The Face We All Want To Avoid!…. Gift Face

This is a genius piece of marketing from Harvey Nichols for this festive season demonstrating ‘Gift Face’, the face we all want to avoid receiving when giving gifts. When I first watched this advertisement it really tickled me, at some point in our lives we’ve all had to give ‘gift face’ the face that says it all but ultimately is us trying our best to hide how we really feel by attempting to look grateful and like you love the gift you’ve just received.


I also have just come across another of Harvey Nichols adverts that I really like, this one from last year, how this one passed me by is beyond me but I love it so just had to share this one too.

My Top Advent Calendars Of 2015.

  1. Five Dollar Shake, Department Store Scene: £9.95
  2. Charlotte Tilbury, Book Of Magic: £150.00
  3. L’Occitane: £39.00
  4. Diptyque: £250.00
 
With just over a week to go until December 1st, the day we all look forward to opening that first door on our advent calendar, I take a look at some of the best advent calendars out there this year .
 
Every single year Mum has always bought an advent calendar for me and it’s always been a beautiful most scenic of calendars, filled with beautiful illustrations so in tradition one of my favourites that I’ve come across this season has to be the Five Dollar Shake department store wintery scene, with shoppers doing their christmas shopping and santa with his reindeers in the sky.
 
In at number two has to be the Charlotte Tilbury book of magic, this is a great calendar for the beauty products lover or someone with a few pieces of Charlotte Tilbury’s range who wants to try out a more extensive collection.
I for one have been desperate to try her skin care products and some new shades from her lipstick range. If you are like me and want to try more then this is a great pre Christmas treat with 12 fully loaded doors of beauty magic.
 
In at number 3 is the L’Occitane beauty calendar, now I’ll be honest here I’ve chosen this one simply just for it’s beautiful parisian style festive illustrations. I’ve never tired L’Occitane products so I can’t give a true report on this one but if like me you too would like to try their products then at just £39 this one is a real bargain with a wide range of products to trail.
 
At number 4 is the Diptyque calendar, now who doesn’t love a candle burning beautiful scents around their living room when chilling out…. this brand is a bloggers fave, this one also has dual useage usage as some beauty bloggers I have noticed clean out their candles from the glass pots and use them to store their make up brushes in. 

A Sweet Scent For Summer…

There’s one thing I look for in a fragrance and that is longevity, for a fragrance to last a full day is a great thing, I want my fragrance to be sprayed on a morning when I leave the house and still be evident when I get back home on an evening. 
I always liked Angel for it’s fragrance and it’s longevity but Angel Eau Sucree has a sweetness to it that I really like and so with it being a limited edition fragrance I’m keeping this one for special occasions like friends weddings etc, there’s a few this Summer and I’m going to be smelling super sweet for them. Bliss!

A Summer Wedding To Remember…

For those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen I attended the most beautiful wedding last weekend, two of my closest friends got wed and what a beautiful weekend it was.
The sun shone brightly, the dress code was black tie, the venue represented them well… everything was clean cut and most importantly WHITE, the band weren’t your average wedding band, it felt like they were an established chart hitting band, everything was elegant and simply perfect with a great mix of people.

I bought my dress from Biba, I love the way it fitted my hourglass figure, pulling in at the waist to excentuate my curves and to show off my smallest feature, my waist, the colour was just so elegant with the slight slit up to the knee on one side.
I’ve always been a fan of emerald green dresses ever since I wore the most beautiful taffeta party dress as a child which was emerald green. One thing about this bottle green dress was that no one else at the wedding had it, I’m not sure if Biba is just somewhere guests hadn’t thought to look or what but I loved it and it got so many compliments. I would love another occasion to be able to wear this dress again soon as I felt like a princess and due to the colour and style it’s perfect for any season.
My sparkly shoes are from Karen Millen and luckily I get to wear those beauties in a few weeks with my beautiful bridesmaid dress.

I would love to relive the weekend again but onwards to the next one as I plan a best friend’s hen parties for her in a couple of weeks of which I’m a bridesmaid for, I simply can’t wait!

Shops To Extend Opening Hours.

Shops are set to extend their opening hours in England, this is something I have a pretty strong opinion on.
I may not work in retail but strongly think that it’s only fair that retail staff get time off from work like the rest of us. I already won’t go shopping on Boxing day over the Christmas period as I feel that it’s wrong to make staff go to bed early on Christmas day and cut their festivities short with their families and loved ones for some to be back in at work at 4am on Boxing day morning, after all whats one more day, let them have a break.
Now, shops are looking at extending their daily opening hours further, do we not already have long enough opening hours and if you crazily can’t manage to get all your shopping done within those hours then why not Internet shop!? Those shops are open ALL the time! 
I really feel extending the opening hours further is wrong. 
What are your thoughts?

Out To Play In My Playsuit…

Wow, what a week it’s been. I’ve been full of busy with work, preparing exciting things for the blog and last weekend one of my best friends hen parties in London which consisted of copious amounts of prosecco and cocktails and fabulous rooftop bars, a very classy affair I must say. 
 
It was getting so close to Jen’s hen weekend when I had began packing all my outfits and had very specific items planned, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about this little Reiss playsuit that they had very tactfully been dropping into my email inbox for about 3 weeks prior when I got to a point, Reiss had got to me. 
Believe me I’m a sucker for Reiss so it didn’t take me much to be swayed to heading into town to get this little number tried on. 
The moment I put on the ‘Hail’ graphic jacquard playsuit, I fell in love.
 
I fell for this jumpsuit for it’s comfort, it’s easy wearing for day or night events and had a culotte style feel to the shorts, perfectly loose for someone who is thigh conscious like myself. Not only that, but it fitted perfectly to my waist and chest, the perfect shape for my hourglass figure.
I don’t usually like too much print as it can feel fussy on my face however this is a simplistic  yet classy print. This one piece is sure to get a lot of wear this Spring/Summer, I may even get it out again tonight for a friends birthday celebrations, lets see. 

Festival Inspiration From 2015 Coachella.

The first of the years big festivals (Coachella) has now been and gone seeing many different styles take to the green fields of the Indio polo grounds yet some of my favourite styles were seen on a few of my favourite fashionista celebrities. 
Celebrities such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Fergie, Kate Bosworth, Kendall Jenner, and Kimberley Garner went for neutral shades, a classy, elegant and contemporary bohemian style. They accessorised up with golden temporary tatoos, hats, headbands, golden chain belts, fringing, over sized sunnies, small crossbody bags simply for the essentials and multiple amounts of fine golden jewellery. 
 
I simply love all of these looks that I have chosen here but for my personal style I would have gone with a style similar to Rosie Huntington Whiteley or Fergie as this is of very similar style to what I would wear on a normal basis anyway.
Rosie’s light and airy Chloe dress is the perfect little number for a hot day at Coachella to feel stylish and cool, the perfect dress for day to night and if she was to attend an ‘Outstanding in the field’ dinner in the rose garden then this is the ideal outfit to feel a  little glam but also not too dressed up for attending the festival itself.
 
Pierce Brosnan was also seen in the VIP area working a loosely fitted white shirt and dark chinos combo looking stylishly suave, the perfect look for a guy for looking stylish and keeping cool in that hot dessert heat.