Thursday, 21 November 2013

My Perfume Collection Favourites

The 'Evening Out' perfume - Vera Wang Lovestruck

Lovestruck is my all time favourite perfume, I ask for a new bottle every year! It's a beautifully floral scent, made up of a delicious combination of pink guava, mandarin, tuberose, lotus blossom, sheek musk and precious wood. The smell is truly romantic, and literally mouth watering! I get comments from everyone when I'm wearing this perfume because the scent is so indulgent and attractive without being at all heavy or musty. I would usually wear this on an evening out, maybe for a dinner date or drinks with my friends! 

Recommended for: girly girls, who enjoy lighter fragrances with staying power!

The 'Hot Date' perfume - Vera Wang Princess Night

Princess Night smells so, so good that you could drink it! Hence why it is the perfect hot date scent! This decadent perfume is infused with a fruity blend of wild berries, watermelon and raspberry. Accompanying this comes jasmine petals, spicy orange blossom, and a touch of passion rose! Undeniably, this perfume is nothing but tantalizing to the senses, leaving you wanting to soak yourself in it! Also, the bottle is beautiful - a welcome ornament to the bedside table.

Recommended for: for the glamorous ones among us, who enjoy the finer things in life!

The 'Day to Day' perfume - Marc Jacobs Dot

Dot is the perfect day time scent. It is exceptionally fresh and fruity, made up from red berries, dragonfruit, and honeysuckle, mingled with jasmine, coconut water, orange blossom and vanilla. Applying this perfume gives you an exemplary refreshing boost, with a sweet yet sharp edge that is perfect for the day light hours! 

Recommended for: fun and flirty girls, who like to dress to impress on a daily basis! 

The 'Handy Handbag' perfume - River Island Paris

Everyone needs their handy handbag perfume, to keep to hand for those regular top ups! River Island's Paris is my go to every day perfume, and I am regularly found spritzing myself with this in the office! It's a radiant mix of floral and vanilla, so feminine and juicy. For only £12, this perfume doesn't have much staying power. However, for what it lacks in longevity, it makes up for smell! I often get comments when reapplying this perfume on how beautiful it smells, and with such a low price tag, you can afford to reapply a few times a day!

Recommended for: bold and eccentric girls, who enjoy a quick fix!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Stinging Bell

Dress: Spoiled Brat, Boots: Asos, Glasses: iSpex

Evening all! Hope you enjoyed X Factor ;) I've enjoyed a busy weekend of Christmas shopping this weekend, and I'm proud to say I'm almost done!! I'm so proud I've pushed through and got it over with early! Although, it has cost me a pretty penny! That's not to say that it's discouraged me from shopping for myself (bad Marie)! And so I feed my habit of buying things I cannot afford, I took to a site I hadn't heard of previously - Spoiled Brat! Their email magically appeared in my inbox with a healthy 20% off code, so naturally I couldn't resist! (Currently 20% off until midnight with code 'WEEKEND'!)

I'm nutty about the tartan trend at the moment, and this dress is no exception! It's great for those who don't want to go over the top scotty dog style! I love the vibrancy of the tartan on the sleeves, it's beautiful, and the material is thick and warm - perfect for winter! The Spoiled Brat website is crammed with lots of beautiful clothes, I definitely recommend it if you're looking for some inspiration or just fancy yourself a little treat!

Currently, I'm cosied up in bed with the new series of I'm a Celebrity on! I'm so excited, I always get sooo into this show! And how amazing that Carlton is in it this year?! Eeppp! Who else is tuning in?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Slow Night, So Long

Dress: Little Mistress (c/o), Necklace: H&M

It's safe to say, I've found my new favourite party dress! Little Mistress is definitely the place to look if you're in the market for a glamorous new dress for this year's Christmas festivities! I adore the lace detailing on this dress, and how it overlaps the skirt - creating a very flattering effect. Also, the cream against the navy is a beautiful contrast, and gives it a vintage feel.

To extenuate the vintage style of the dress, I thought a pocket watch necklace was the perfect accessory! I picked this up in H&M almost a year ago now, but I know you can still find this style everywhere! It's the perfect necklace, and it goes with almost anything!

As for hair, when it comes to parties I'm never too sure how to style mine! I'm definitely a hair down kind of girl - updo's just aren't my style! So, I stuck to curling it in my trademark style, put pinned the sides up to give it more of a party feel!

Have you checked out Little Mistress? Where are you getting your Christmas party dress from this year? I'd love some festive inspiration!!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Kardashian Jewellery Collection

Curb Chain Collar: Kardashian Jewellery at Argos

So the eagerly awaited Kardashian Jewellery collection launches tomorrow at Argos, and I have been lucky enough to get my mits on one of the stand out pieces from the range ahead of tomorrow's big launch! The Curb Chain Collar has already been spotted on Kim and is said to be her favourite piece from the collection - and I can see why!

High street brands from the likes of New Look and Topshop are brimming with statement necklaces, and Kardashian Jewellery collection is no different - full of chunky, beautiful pieces, inspired by luxe, art deco designs. 

This chain necklace would fit in easily into my day to day outfits, as my favourite look currently is a plain cami vest with a statement necklace and a blazer jacket - letting the jewellery take centre stage of the outfit! Having said that, I think you could easily dress this necklace up or down and adapt it to a much more casual look - I'm think plain grey speckled tee, with camo print jacket, skinny jeans and converse! 

As for the rest of the collection, check out below my favourite picks from the rest of the Kardashian Jewellery and make you're mind up what you think!! I know I'll definitely be adding some of these beauties to my Christmas list this year! Thank you Khloe, Kim and Kourtney ;)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Lee Stafford Nourishing Argan Oil Big Fat Hair Tong GIVEAWAY!

The  amazing Lee Stafford Nourishing Argan Oil Big Fat Hair Tong is infused with Moroccan Argan Oil, with a huge barrel - PERFECT for those soft, glossy loose curls. I am obsessed with it, in fact so obsessed, I'm giving one away to one of my lucky followers! I can't stress what an amazing invention this is and how easy it makes curling your hair!

I love hosting giveaways on my blog, and the response is always amazing, so I'm so excited to be doing another! 
To enter, all you need to do is complete the rafflecopter form below! There are four chances for you to enter, so plenty of chances to win! Plus, you can tweet about the giveaway daily for extra entries! Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to those living in the UK for delivery reasons. The giveaway will close on Friday 22nd November, and I will conact the winner that weekend!
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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Avon SuperExtend Extreme Mascara

When I find a mascara I love, its usually a big deal...well to me anyway! A good mascara is hard to come by in my opinion - one that doesn't clog, one that's not too thick, or too wet and so on. Avon's SuperExtend Extreme mascara is my favourite mascara at the moment, and I also dare to say that I prefer it to the mascara queen that is Benefit's They're Real. Well, I would at least say it rivals it!

My favourite feature of this mascara is it's wand - it is made up of lots of little bristles great for getting in between each of your lashes and avoiding clumping. This also means you can apply to your bottom lashes a lot more easily without getting mascara all over the skin beneath your eyes. The consistency is thick enough without drying out very quickly, meaning this mascara will have a long shelf life. 

In the photo above I've only applied a one coat and for me this is enough for a day to day look. I'm really pleased with the length it produces and it cuts down on my mascara application time in the morning!

Overall, I'll definitely be buying this mascara again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheaper alternative to Benefit's 'They're Real'!

Happy Sunday!