Sunday, 1 November 2015

Primark AW15-16 My Pick

It is great to spend a couple of hours in Primark, obviously not during the week end but maybe when they open in the morning or late afternoon. Not a big crowd and the tills are quite empty (not that you wait much because the cashiers are so quick). I've picked few key items for this season that will see me through the next few months and surely next year.
This shaggy coat is fantastic, with a beautiful burgundy colour, just what you need when the weather is gloomy and dark. Only looking at this garment makes you feel warm. And at £ 25.00 is just not wise to leave it on its rail. Also you don't have to queue up to try it on.

Still remaining with coats, this Vintage looking faux fur brown coat is very Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City". Use the same fashion sense to style it like in the celeb TV series. Feel glam with only £ 35.00.
Channel you inner Julie Christie with this midi length skirt in suedette. This is firmly on my shopping list because it is a very versatile skirt. You just a meed a tight jumper, boots and a hat to jump back to the 1970s. The price? A snippet at about £ 17.00 or less.
I am not one that shies away from colours. This season Primark put on the shop floor a great palette with basically all my favourites, like this pair of trousers which is available in purple as well. This is another item that is going to be hanged on my closet, especially when its cost ias  only £ 12.00. It is impossible to put everything I like so the best thing to do is just drop at any Primark and look for treasures like these. They are perfect to mix and match with designers accessories and high street apparels. Check for your nearest store at www.primark.com



Sunday, 11 October 2015

Debenhams AW 15

Designers at Debenhams is a great collection of some of the most celebrated designers  we've got in UK and if not for the department store's line we hardly could afford anything from these fashion stars. This season I've found a very 1970s vibe, lots of colours which is fundamental when spending months and months in a gloomy and cold weather.
This Principle by Ben De Lisi ensemble is my favourite. The black jumper tones down the brightness of the trousers which sport the best colours in the world : purple and orange. With the same fabric and pattern the collection has got a dress, a blouse and a jumper.
Still from the Principle by Ben De Lisi collection, this superb coat will see you through the dark mornings gifting your fellow commuters with a splash of colours. I can't understand why during the winter we have to wear something dark and sad when we 've got so much choice  on all those happy and warm nuances.
The 1970s theme is with J by Jasper Conran as well, giving us the impression that we could all look like Julie Christie. This skirt in navy and grey with its zigzag pattern will need only a turtle neck jumper, a pair of boots and a smoky eye to perfect your  vintage look.
These suedette shorts from H! by Henry Holland are lovely, obviously given the low temperatures in UK the best way to wear them is pair them with a pair of thick tights and a pair of brogues or Chelsea boots. As you can see there is lots of colours on the shop floor at Debenhams, something I love. Check out the prices as well which are very affordable giving value for money to every garment.
Debut, the line where you can find beautiful dresses for all your formal occasions has come up with a collection that oozes glamour. This floral dress is something that reminds me of a Hollywood film, maybe worn by Audrey Hepburn, so keep this in mind when accessorise and think about hairstyle and make up. For more inspirations and to plan some serious shopping go to www.debenhams.com, buy online or check your nearest store.





Saturday, 15 August 2015

Lookagain and Stacey Solomon for Oli Launch Party

lookagain.co.uk is well known for its great fashion and extremely great prices. Again this season lookagain.co.uk teamed up with former X Factor star Stacey Solomon after being the face of the brand for the last three seasons. What this incredibly talented and down to earth girl brought on the rack for this Autumn Winter 2015 for Oli is a capsule wardrobe  which reflects all the trends and it can be mixed and matched without bending your credit card.
The party has been held at the stylish Ham Yard Hotel in Soho and Stacey has been joined by Ashley Roberts who stars with her in Jump.  The beautiful tuxedo style white dress will be available at the lookagain.co.uk website shortly and it cost only £ 65.00
Among the 15 items designed by Stacey, this jersey dress is one of my favourite. it is so versatile that just adding accessories, it can be so different every time you wear it and it will cost  only £ 30.00. Now this is something very good for its value.
This cardigan is great, very warm and with pockets !!!! Perfect for work or actually any moment of the day. At £ 40.00 it will take you through the winter in no time. It has been styled with a t shirt and a pair of PU leggings, another future best seller at £ 30.00.
This dress is one of those garments that you can wear almost every month of the year. With its short sleeves is perfect  during spring with a cardigan and a pair of tights. In the summer just wear a pair of sandals maybe in a bright colour. Then in Autumn and Winter  just add a turtle neck jumper underneath, a pair of thick tights or a pair of  leggings. With just £ 35.00 you 've got so many looks to experiment.
Don't you find this white coat something out of this world ?  The fabric is soft and warm and the cut with the wrapping collar  reminds me  of something out of a Hollywood film. Be a star for just £ 45.00 then, because this is the fantastic price  attached to it. I love the pocket which are  straight cut so perfect to keep your travel card or key without losing them.
This is the star of the collection, at least I've gathered this from all the admiring looks that this dress received on the night of the launch. A sequin dress at £ 80.00, the right sparkle you need for your parties. with a dress like this you don't need anything else apart from a great hairstyle.
The collection will be online in a few weeks, so check often at www.lookagain.co.uk to discover when your favourite piece will be online and beat everything to a click.









Acuvue Define Lenses and Festival Make Up

There are still quite a few festivals to go to before the summer is ending and MUA Collette Casey has given some great tips for being fabulous even on a muddy field. Collaborating with 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses she's been working on a make up that will be perfect in order to enjoy a musical festival with a polished and natural look just using some of her advice. Also the use of 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses will take the hassle of bringing liquids and cases during an event where comfort is not always on the card. Packed in highly hygienic conditions they will be a godsend.
A bold lipstick will give you an edge and that rock chick look that is loved by everyone. The use of 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses in either Natural Sparkle or Natural Shimmer will add glam to smoky eyes. A very small make up bag containing only the essentials will be  precious for your festival look. All you will need will be a lipstick, an eye liner, eye shadow, mascara and eye pencil. And a couple of packets of 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses. Which are you favourite ? Check on the website  www.acuvue.co.uk/1-day-acuvue-define/define to discover more as well as finding your nearest stockist.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Sukin Australian Natural Skincare

Despite being around for some time, Sukin Australian Natural Skincare had a proper launch few days ago at Whole Food Market Piccadilly. Among delicious smoothies shots, hand massage  and knowledgeable people talking us through the range I could sample in full as well as losing myself in all these fantastic jars and bottles.
Essential oils, active botanical and natural ingredients are the key for a perfect product with the right amount of scent, not too overpowering and not to weak. The brand is 100% vegan so it will appeal who leads this diet in full.
This combo cleanser e tonic mist by Sukin is pure heaven, sulphate e paraben free for the cleanser and alcohol and paraben free for the tonic mist so when you take off your make up in the evening only good things will touch your skin before going to bed.
This Sukin Gorgeous Getaways doesn't need any explanation. It is just the perfect gift for the beauty conscious person containing a shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, cleanser and tonic mist. This is the perfect set to bring with you on holiday.
Sensitive skin? Sukin has thought of who has got a very delicate skin and can't cope with the harshness of various soaps and fragrances. All the essentials are covered in this range  for some well deserved peace of mind regarding our skincare routine.
I love the Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Range, the delicate fragrance and the combination of the Rose Hip oil with pomegranate makes a best seller and the favourite staple for who has got dry skin. The Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil absorbs instantly leaving no traces but deep in your skin feeding it. The Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream prevents the first signs of ageing, so the sooner the better leaving your skin supple and radiant.
The Sukin Super Greens Range is new for 2015, and it comprises of four products with powerful ingredients like actives of kale, spirulina, parsley, chlorella, acai and goji. There is a detoxifying clay masque, a facial scrub a moisturiser and a serum. The prices of the Sukin products are great, and as its slogan says " Skincare that doesn't cost the Earth" in every sense because of very reasonable prices and the fact that packaging, ingredients and other sustainability matters contribute to the making of something that doesn't hurt the environment.
Check out where to buy at www.sukinorganics.com




Sunday, 14 June 2015

Stylish Suitcases from Lulu Guinness, Ted Baker, Tumi and Bric's

This is the time when our constant thought is only one....holidays and the holidays start already just when thinking about packing. In case you want to try and have a nice upgrade while at the airport, you must look the part so a stylish piece of luggage might help you gaining that fab seat in business class. Among the huge choice of suitcases , I've narrowed my pick on these four: Bric's, Ted Baker , Tumi and Lulu Guinness.
The trademark lips are embossed in this luggage set by Lulu Guinness. Its silver colour will shine through the conveyor belt making them visible from afar and such a distinctive suitcase will be safer from swapping your possessions with someone else's.
Still by Lulu Guinness this lovely set with a trolley and holdalls,  is perfect for a week end break or used as a hand luggage. This kind of luggage will make you noticed and it is generally an ice breaker in any conversation.
Quirkiness is not exactly your cup of tea but still you want a stylish luggage set? Well don't look further than Ted Baker. The fashion house has got a beautiful range of suitcases matching its collections with a strong British style. This white set with floral panel will make you feel like stepping out from an Agatha Christie's novel, ready to spend  your holiday on the French Riviera.
Staying with Ted Baker this is a stronger option for the girl who loves bright colours but who doesn't want her suitcases to be out of fashion. After all black is a classic and the colourful panel is just that twist needed for something different but at the same time trendy .
Bric's is the Italian brand that has become global with its luggage range with  its history spanning over 5 decades. As well as classic colours for its sets, a rainbow of colours is available in many of its collections. With  VIPs like the Duchess of Cambridge or Amal Clooney, sporting the beautifully crafted leather goods, these brand has come at the centre of attention even more.
Ted Baker, Lulu Guinness and Bric's can be found at the best luggage stores worldwide.
Tumi with its shops full to the brim with luggage sets and accessories is the place to go for anything related to travel and gadget covers. I won't show you all the great additions to its range because really I would need  something like 100 pages of my blog. I give you a little teaser with these phone covers and let you discover for yourself the latest trends of this iconic American brand. www.uk.tumi.com






Saturday, 30 May 2015

Additions by Tresor Paris

I love everything made by Tresor Paris. Its jewellery is affordable and at the same time is very well made, thanks to the huge experience  gained after years in the gem trade and jewellery industry. The new collection called Additions is different from what people can expect from Tresor Paris like those wonderful and sparkling bracelets that many tried t imitate with no positive results. Additions has got jewellery for both women and men, attention to details is paramount and materials like steel, crystals, gold plated silver, all in beautiful geometric designs.
The Vega stainless steel and PVC cuffs in black or white are great statement pieces perfect to match the monochrome trend for this summer. Stack them together or wear one on each wrist for that rock chick look.
I love rose gold and the Metric bangle in gold plated stainless steel is one of my favourite pieces from the Additions collection  by Tresor Paris. This colour will enhance your skin and it will suit any skin tone. Just perfect to jazz up any outfit.
These rings are fantastic, all made in sterling silver and crystals. Their sparkle will make you feel a million dollars and their geometric shapes are very sophisticated and suit anyone, without mentioning the price tag which is very affordable.
The Vega Stainless Steel rose gold plated cuff links are a perfect gift for any man, I must admit that I would wear them as well given that now many women shirts can use cuff links. There is a version in stainless steel  only. This is a great idea now that Father's Day is coming closer.

These earrings from the Allure range in silver with crystals are the ultimate must have for the stylish bride or the cool bridesmaids. The delicate setting and the rows of Tresor Paris crystals will give a beautiful light to your features. Also, given that we can't smile anymore on our passport pictures, bring some style in your documents  wearing these earrings. Check the whole Additions collection on the website at www.tresorparis.co.uk to buy online or find out where is your nearest stockist.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses, a Must Have Essential

Holiday time is slowly coming  and with all the restriction and weight limit we are always looking for some solutions in order to pack up all we need without having to pay a hefty fine at the airport.
1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses is a smart, stylish and above all, certified and sold by the best opticians all over the world and here in UK by Boots. After all when a product comes from a company like Johnson & Johnson there is a guarantee of professional involvement.

1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses comes in two different types, Natural Shimmer and Natural Sparkle. The Natural Shimmer ones gives depth and intensity to your eyes while the Natural Sparkle ones give a luminous and sparkling effect. These lenses are graduated and they don't cover the eyes, just the edges in order to define the look. Celebrity Make Up artist Collette Casey has trialled them offering some tips on natural make up.
Collette is wearing the Natural Sparkle 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses and the effect is amazing. I've trialled them and I can assure you that the effect is fantastic. You 've got this beautiful sparkle in your eyes, no redness even if you've been up all night and people look at you without realising that you are wearing some kind of "cosmetic" contact lenses, well after all they come with a graduation and you need to have your eyes tested before buying them, they just can see that you look different in a good way.
Let's start with a small lesson by Collette Casey on how to achieve a make up no make up look for this summer. As you can see the fact that they are packed with their own liquid make it possible not to load a bottle of solution while travelling, and at the end of the holiday you've got no contact lenses left and you've got a bit more space for something else to buy.
Here step by step you can see how you can achieve a natural make up  using little tricks like illuminating cheekbones, lift brows and other tips that Collette has been giving to make you feel fantastic and beautiful.
Et voila' the look is done and the model seems like she's not wearing any make up while being very well groomed. I've been wearing contact lenses for years now and I can honestly say that the  1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses are very comfortable, well they are coming from a very reputable company like Johnson & Johnson where its Optician division is well renowned for the excellence of its products.
Finally do you want to try these fantastic lenses and being with a chance to win a 1 year supply ? well then go to this link here and follow the instruction: https://www.acuvue.co.uk/1-day-acuvue-define/challenge   and please if you win let me know. Browse the website which is packed with advise and pictures so you can see how the 1 Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses really look like and how they work.






Sunday, 10 May 2015

Huit 8 Swimwear

I know that summer here is not arrived yet but other countries already have got their fair share of sun and it is possible to sunbathe without having to spend a lot of money in flights because it is still low season. So, book a ticket to any European destination, which is close to us and strut in these beautiful swimwear by Huit 8.
Obviously purple could not be left out and this bustier bikini is gorgeous. available in a nice hibiscus colour as well, the For A Kiss  range by Huit comprises of a classic bikini, a strapless swimsuit boxer shorts if you prefer being more comfortable as well as a sarong and a beautiful straw bag where to keep all of your essential while on the beach.
This bikini from the Dolce Vita range by Huit is colourful and it just makes you feel on holiday even if you did not unwrap it yet from its bag. Here as well you've got a choice of three bra models and three brief model in order to suit your body shape and taste. A sarong to match and a straw bag with a ribbon matching the swimwear and you are beach ready with style.
This strapless swimsuit from the Sweet Mermaid range by Huit is very sophisticated. In black with this golden insert, it will be an enhancer to your tan. From the same collection there are two bikini styles up to cup D and low waisted brief or boxer shorts.
What can I say about the Oh! Poppy range by Huit ? Only that it is beautiful, bright and so sexy in a 1950s style. This twisted strapless bra goes up to size D cup while the full cup bra goes up to F cup. The swimsuit is pure Hollywood glamour and the sarong in the same print will be perfect for those beach to walk in the village moments.
Delicious and colourful like a macaroon, this bikini comes from a range aptly named Macarons by Huit. The boxer shorts are great and they are part of a choice of three models available in the collection like the bras. A padded strapless swimsuit is also in the range. If you want to see more models and check where are the stockists go to www.huit.com and start shop






Monday, 4 May 2015

Lacoste Shoes Collection SS15

When thinking about Lacoste our first thought goes to the multicoloured polo shirts that have been around for over 80 years. But Lacoste has got a great shoes collection for men, women and kids and not only trainers or tennis court shoes. The range includes city shoes where comfyness and details goes hand in hand or I should say lace in lace. I've picked some of my favourites from the new SS15 collection already in stores and on their official website.

The Atalaye sandal comes with a choice of four colours. This gladiator sandal will be the perfect accessory for the whole season, great with dresses, trousers and perfect for work or for a day out. A very versatile shoe sporting the iconic Lacoste logo in a subtle fashion.
The Evo collection has got a version with the crocodile print has got a pair of pumps, trainers and Ancelle flip flops. hard to make up your mind and for this reason have them all.
The Missouri range is sleek and elegant. I love the leather embossed with a crocodile skin motif and the three models designed for different purposes.
The Rene platform is a great trainer made of canvas either black or white and a platform sole for that contemporary look that makes it a trainer with a twist. Given its height I would wear it with a dress or a skirt for a more feminine sporty look.
I love colours and I love Lacoste Light trainers, available in many shades from pink, to grey to gold or silver. Comfortable and stylish these trainers will be perfect for exercising or just wearing them for a casual look. It's great that sportswear including shoes are out of the gym so anyone can enjoy them.
I could not resist to include these sweet baby shoes in the post. Lacoste caters for kids as well from all ages. Infant and toddlers and children can wear proper trainers since the beginning, growing up with a sense of style and feet cared for by a company that knows how to make good shoes. Check online for more models and to find your nearest stockist at www.lacoste.com