Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Pale nail

A spot of boredom this afternoon has lead me to try a nail polish combo I've wanted to try for a while.
When I left my last job I got some lovely leaving presents,including an amazing nails inc set.
In the past I was put off by nails inc as they cost around £10 a pop. However, having splashed out on one a few months ago I can say it really is worth it as it didn't chip for two weeks!
I was eager to try my new set out and I've had the basil street colour on my nails for the past week. Wanting a change I decided to add a vibrant tip, taking inspiration from the Dior red makeup. I chose Barry m raspberry which I think compliments the base colour.

See what you think in the pictures below (It could be neater but I chose to do it 15 mins before going out!)

Monday, 14 March 2011

"The Iconic Kate Moss"

No matter how many times the press exclaim that Kate Moss is a supermodel of yesteryear (cue the Paris catwalk smoking scandal) who needs to step back for the likes of Coco Rocha to take the gauntlet, it simply isn't true as her latest Dior campaign shows.

The video below has a sense of reality which a lot of beauty campaigns lack amongst the staged backgrounds and scripted dialogue. It's fast moving and down to earth showing the product (lipstick) in it's everyday use. The video shows Kate apply her lipstick whilst getting ready in a luxurious Parisian apartment where she jumps into a car to go to the Dior s/s '11 show where she reapplies the lipstick before exiting to a mass of people and paparazzi. The lipstick itself looks full of moisture and easy to apply which I think is a must as I really hate when my lips dry out half way through a night.

On a last note, the advert although for Dior lipstick cleverly incorporates Dior s/s 11 catwalk show with key looks getting valuable full screen shots. If only we had that kind of money....

Anyway, enough of my chitter-chater. Take a look for yourself.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The writing on the wall

One of my obsession at the moment is white photo frames. I have always had an interest in photography and used to plaster my walls in photos of friends and family in my student days. However, now that I'm slightly older blutac just doesn't cut it!
Anyway, I thought I'd share with you my current collection (there would be more but I think my wall can only take so many nails before it starts to crumble!)

P.S. This is my first attempt at using the blogger app on my phone. Seems to be quite straight forward and should be a good tool to produce more impromptu posts.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Wish list, want list

Dear Mr. Bank Manager,

I feel that as I have been a valid customer of your bank community for many years I should be rightfully rewarded with a gift for my loyalty and trust.

I know from experience how customer satisfaction is one of your top priorities. I fondly think back to the time I set up a direct debit at a local branch to be met with a cheerful and chatty message three weeks later from the intended receiving party of words to the contrary.

So Mr Bank Manager, if you really do want to a put smile back on my face, please choose one of the following as a consolation prize and we can put all those sour moments behind us.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

Kind Regards,

Layla block heels - Topshop £65

Blurred spotted scarf - Whistles £55

Postman's lock camera bag - Oak soft buffalo - Mulberry £638

PU Quilted Biker Jacket - Warehouse £55