Saturday, 27 June 2015

L.A. GIRL FLAT FINISH PIGMENT GLOSS

 Good Afternoon nice People.

You don't need a particular season, a special occasion, a defined reason to do the following things:

- Eat chocolate
-Cuddle your dog/cut/hubby
-Wear a red lipstick
-Buy something pink

That's quite a detailed list of things that make me feel happy.

Today we are talking about point number 3, more specifically about a brand new red lippie that I have been wearing and loving in the past weeks.


 The L.A.Girls flat finish pigment gloss is, have a guess, a matte cream lipstick.



It looks like the list of brand releasing liquid lipsticks is growing day by day and, thanks God for that, together with the expensive ones there are some pretty decent purse friendly alternatives around, as this one.



I spotted it first on Instagram  and after few days of its release I bought it on eBay, where I paid around 5 pounds shipping from USA for it and no custom charges. 



I apply it straight from the sponge  applicator and the creamy formula spreads nicely without being patchy with multiple layering as I have experienced with other similar liquid lipsticks (Bourjois for example).

I normally go for two coats for full coverage.



After few minutes from the application, the sensation left is basically the same of you not wearing lipstick at all.

It is absolutely weightless, velvety,  doesn't dry out the lips, doesn't flake and it's not sticky.


It lasted quite few hours but I had to re-apply it after a meal, well fair enough, if a lipstick can survive a drink and a chat and doesn't land on my front teeth,  it's fine for me.

When I went to re apply it, I did not have to remove the previous layer, it was a quick and easy touch up as for a normal lipstick.

The shade "Obsessed" is a perfect blu based red, but I must warn you that the bright bold shade you see in the pictures tents to fade after a bit after the application, leaving a more intense and matte red.



Here is the link to the Ebay seller I used,Hfor such a bargain price I will probably pick more, there are other 16 shades to explore!

CHESHIRE OAKS OUTLET FURLA OUTLET: NEW BAG!

Hello Darlings!

Do you speak Furla? (if you haven't seen the film "I love shopping" you are not getting this pun at all, sorry).

If you don't, let me introduce you to this established world of luxury handbags and accessories made in Italy.

Furla is a very well know brand worldwide and I am sure that, even if you are not familiar with the name, you have spotted somewhere around glossy magazines and high profile bloggers and instagrammers, their iconic glossy jelly candy bag.

The quality and the clean and posh design are the trademark that made Furla so famous and established.

I have never seen a Furla shop or concession before so I literally jumped with excitement when I spotted a new shop in the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, especially considering prices are not normally on the cheap side so an outlet is what I really need to shop guilty free.



It took me about 10 minutes in the shop to spot, try and buy this wonderful saffiano leather shopper bag in bright pink.


It was reduced to 80 pounds that, believe me, considering Furla average prices, is peanuts.

This is the easiest style ever for a bag, easy to carry under your arms, safe thanks to the zip and big, large, for somebody that tents to put her entire world inside it.



The quality of the leather and the perfectly refined details are spotted on and the bright pink shade is my DNA.


I paired it with my Fendi-inspired monster charm bought on ebay, my Sister finds it creepy, I find it cute!




Hope you like my bag and remember to go and have a look at the Furla Shop next time you are around the Chesire Oaks Outlet.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

HOT!MESS FASHION SELFRIDGES EVENT

Manchester!!!!

This year Selfridges is on fire for you!

There is not a week that goes by without a launch, an event, the unveil of new exclusive brands and the renovations of the Selfridges Exchange will have few jaws dropping once completed (the shoes section is to die for!).

One of the new brand we were invited to discover few weeks ago, is Hot!Mess.



Created by the super stylish Tayla-Blue, this is a young, fresh, easy trendy brand that will surely be a must have for the Ibiza and festivals goers.



The collection has launched in Selfridges Birmingham first and now Manchester, with a very soon announced presence in London Oxford Street.

I went with Irena to the event organised for the launch and we had the chance to meet Tayla-Blue in person.




We had a chat about the collection, the inspiration behind it and what the future will bring...expect much more from this girl!

Now, let's talk about the clothes.




I find myself browsing around nice fitting shorts, neon lace shorts and crop tops, Lycra tops and comfy joggers that I would wear with high heels and statement jewellery only.




The Baziic line has a more clean and simple style, I can totally see myself jogging or going to some yoga session, being well admired by all the others.





If you are around Selfridges, go and have a look or, if you really cannot wait, have a look to the Hot!Mess website. 

The cherry on top of the cake is that Hot!Mess supports a charity program to support talented kids.

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost

I will talk to you soon!


Sunday, 21 June 2015

NEXT LINGERIE EVENT IN MANCHESTER ARNDALE

Ciao Belle!

Have you ever been on the bus, on the tram, in your car, at the end of a long day of work, thinking "I cannot wait to be home so I can take my bra off?".

Have you ever had the urge to undo your bra hoping nobody was gonna notice cos it was too uncomfortable, maybe after a meal?

I am sure you have.

Myself? At least once..a day.

Well I have got news for you: it may be because you are wearing a completely wrong size.

I learned a lot about bras and bra's fitting last Wednesday when Next in the Arndale, introduced me and some fellow bloggers to the new collection and the new Free Fitting Service now available in store.






Next's stylist Martyne Alexander explained us the golden rules on how to choose the perfect piece.



First of all, a bra needs to support your boobs, that's why you need to have the right cup.


Second but not less important, it has to fit perfectly all around your back and over the underarm area, that's why you need to be measured.



If too tight, it can cause back pain, tension and that urge of getting naked in public we were discussing before.

If too big, it can be loose and failing to give your breast a good support.

In both cases, a ill fitting bra is just uncomfortable, useless and can affect your total outfit.

That's why having a bra fitting service is always a good idea and from now on, you can have it in Next in Manchester Arndale.





I couldn't wait to be measured and once my size was confirmed as a 36 B, I tried some styles of the Next's incredible collection.





I was tempted by the ombre' line, I indulged a lot browsing around the bold red and green...but at the end I shortlisted a delicate soft pink silk number and a bright lace pink one.





And the winner is.....



...The Phoebe Luxury Longline Bra.

I have been looking for a nude bra to wear underneath white shirts and dresses for ages, this is perfect and a much more elegant alternative to a plain white t shirt bra.

The silk is soft and the details of the lace and the v shape in between the cups makes it a bit different and even more comfortable.

Now, I am sure you are very curious to go and try the fitting service yourself, you may find out you are wearing the wrong size and at least you have got a perfect excuse to shop some new lingerie.

Good Night!


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BEST SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION 2015: URBAN DECAY!

Hi Everybody,

so, at this point, we have seen it all.

All the brands have come out with their spring summer collection and as you can guess from the title, I am gonna show you which one is my favourite.

I really liked the Kiko Modern Tribe (big massive haul soon on the blog) and the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess did not disappoint, becoming a pleasant tradition in the summer releases.

I don't even wanna waste time talking about Lancome or Dior that, as always, proposed just luxury packaging for the most boring products ever.

After a very accurate analysis, I can announce my award for the best Spring Summer collection goes to.........URBAN DECAY!

Finally, a collection that really stands out from boring pastels and bronzers!

Here are few products you can admire at the counter.


Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation



Weightless fine powder foundation, it can be used wet or dry, for a full coverage or a more natural effect.



Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer


Lightweight consistency for full coverage, with anti-wrinkle peptides extracted by lichee's.



Sheer Revolution Lipstick



These are good fun, if you like the buttery texture with a sheer effect.
Fave shade: Showburn



Moondust Eyeshadows



Here we go, the jewels of the entire collection!

Packed with iridescent pigments, full 3 d effect and incredibly new shades.
No doubt about my fave one: solstice, a duo chrome pink/green that had all the bloggers on their  knees.


Mascara Resurrection



Say Good Bye to clumpy and dry lashes after too many coats or touch ups.
This is a serum that hydrates the lashes and the previously applied mascara so that the application of another coat is easier and the effect is more fresh and natural.



After Glow Blushes
Extremely pigmented blushes with 8 hours lasting effect, available in 11 shades.
Fave shade: Obsessed (matte pink).



Revolution High Color Lipgloss


 14 shades of pure shine and intense colour.
Needless to say my fave shade is Punch drunk.



Naked Illuminator Powder



If it's good for Khloe Kardashian it's good for us.
Apparently she is a big fan of this fine iridescent bronzing powder.



Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil


This pencil can be applied before lipgloss or lipstick for an anti feathering effect and to fill and mask small lines around mouth or eyes.

The entire collection can be purchased on the Urban Decay website or in Debenhams.

Share your thoughts now, what was the best collection released this SS for you?

Friday, 12 June 2015

NAILS INC BROMPTON PLACE

Good Evening!

Do not ask me why, even if tomorrow morning's alarm is set for 6 am, I am here watching You Tube videos, doing my nails and blogging.

Ok let's talk nails.

I had this manicure done at the Quiz event in Manchester Arndale few months back and when I came back home the first thing I did was looking online where to buy this shade.



I am talking about the prettiest bubble gum pink I have ever seen, aka Models Inc. Brompton Place.



It's a very rich shade, perfect SS pastel pink, so intense it looked like I hade fake nails or gel nails.


The Manicure was done by the lovely Claire (that offers home service if you are interested) and stayed immaculate for more than three days, which is, on my crappy, weak nails, what can be called a miracle.



The polish is very thick and dense, so that the application requires a bit of attention to avoid lumps or bubbles, but it remains an incredibly good varnish.




A brief note regarding my jewellery, the pink and brown leather bracelet are from Swarovski (Sales are on at the moment, hide my purse!) whilst the yellow bangle and the studded cuff are from Juicy Couture, bought at the Cheshire Oaks Outlet.

Let me know what do you think or if there is any other nail polish I should try for this summer.

Good night!