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. 

Just Another Mani Monday

This evening I went to get my gel manicure re-done at Nails Inc but obviously the hardest decision of all was which colour to choose, I’m away on one of my best friends hen parties this weekend so the colour had to be right and with only half of my outfit choices made so far, I guess it had to be something fairly neutral that would go with most outfits. 
However I feel the colour and design of your nails says a lot about your personality and your feelings so it really is a big decision considering this one needs to last past the weekend.
 
In Spring/Summertime I quite often have a slight obsession for pastel shades but this season my thing seems to be coral, I just can’t get enough of it, it’s such an eye popping colour and looks fabulous with almost any outfit, none the less I resisted my coral urge this week and went pastel to fit in perfectly round all my outfits for weekend and I guess to have a slight different look to what I’ve been sporting recently.
 
My choice of colour was Nails Inc Lilly Road and just a subtle touch of Nails Inc Alexa Holographic, I’m absolutely loving it so far plus this mani isn’t even 24 hours old and it’s getting lots of compliments…. clearly a good choice!

A Little Hop Over The Water To Amsterdam

Over the weekend I hopped on a short 50 minute flight over the water to Amsterdam with a few of my girly friends,  I’m not sure exactly what I had expected from the capital city of the Netherlands but I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. Amsterdam was filled with such beauty, culture, history and chicness.  This beautiful city really inspired me in many ways, firstly with my photography, to get each angle of it’s beauty, art, fashion, culture and history, captured to the best of my capability.

Following my trip to see Anne Frank’s house it’s triggered my interest in history so for the first time I think I’m going to begin reading Anne Frank’s diary.
On our trip we also did a mixture of other cultural things including visiting the Van Gogh museum, the Heineken Experience, the red light district, a boat ride, obviously a little visit to the shops and due to the beautiful sunny weather a spot of obligatory alfresco dining by the canals.
We even had dinner one night in a fabulous little restaurant where the waiters sing throughout the night, a mixture of opera, pop and funky house music, this was a real cultural treat, everyone was even dancing on the chairs come the end of the night, it was really such good fun.

There’s still so much to see and do in Amsterdam that we didn’t have time to cover, but I feel we did everything that I desperately wanted to see and do in this stunning capital city. I would so love to go back soon as we had such a fabulously fun time.

I hope you all enjoy looking at a few of my snaps from Amsterdam.

YSL Spring Colour Variation Palette!

The YSL Colour Variation Palette may have been about for a few months now however I only just received mine recently when I was given it as a birthday gift.
 
This is such a beautiful palette with 10 gorgeous shades which range from nudes, frost  to matte, each of the eye shadows are ever so easy for application due to their ever so silky smooth texture. The palette’s shades were inspired by this Spring/Summer’s YSL fabric swatches and oh what a beautiful collection of colours they are.
I love nothing more than an eye shadow that only needs one application due to being so highly pigmented and that you don’t need to add numerous layers of it to get the full richness of colour that is displayed in the palette, these beauties last a full day and keep their depth of colour and shimmer, for that reason alone I would highly recommend you to get your mitts on one of these beauties soon. 
 
I wear mine both quite natural and minimal for work day make up and more glitzy and more intense smokey look for an evening out, if you’re going away and need to pack minimal cosmetics this is the ideal palette to take with you as there’s something for every occasion in the beauty. 
 
YSL describe this palette as having the “Highest chromatic power and with a texture that binds to the eyelid”.
 
Following a few other naughty yet irrisistable, can’t stop thinking about purchases recently from YSL I am now a self confessed YSL beauty addict… so this should prove to be a pretty costly addiction, err oops!