Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Rockin around the Christmas tree

Here's a little outfit post. I got this skirt in the Summer but I'm still making the most of it now! The top is Kate Moss for Topshop - Please design another range Kate! 

Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Top: Kate Moss for Topshop
Boots: Stylistpick
Necklace: H&M



Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream Review

April 2014 update: This is now my favourite moisturiser and is working wonders on my skin during the harsh winter weather! My skin feels super nourished after I use it and my other moisturisers (including Clinique and Clarins)pale in comparison. 

I had a patch of dry skin on the top of my nose and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion wasn't having any affect whatsoever, however, the Antipodes worked immediately. I have just ordered another two pots! 

I've been wanting to try the New Zealand skincare range Antipodes after hearing great things about it so I was really excited when Sarah from Lucy Rose kindly offered to send me Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream to review.

The first thing I do when I open a new face cream is give it a good sniff! I was expecting to smell a vanilla scent because of it's name, but to my surprise, a citrus/herbal scent emerged.

I smothered it all over my face and neck, paying special attention to my forehead and nose which get dry in winter. After letting my skin soak this goodness up, it felt immediately soft and smooth. I also applied it before I went to bed and the ultimate test for me is whether my skin feels just as good in the morning. This most definitely passed the test and my skin still felt really nourished. 

This cream contains manuka honey, which has has been used for centuries by indigenous Maori women to sooth and nourish skin and I have many relatives and friends who swear by it. Other ingredients include avocado pear oil with Vitamins A, B, C, E as well as chlorophyll and Omega 9, 3 and 6 – all excellent antioxidants.

It costs £26.99 and you can buy it at Lucy Rose. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love Lucy Rose because they are committed to sourcing organic and natural products and are totally against animal testing!



Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Some people think dates have lots of significance and others don't. I'm in the middle but thought I'd do a little '12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year' post today. Even if it's just so I look back at my blog in years to come and say "Ooo I blogged on 12.12.12" haha.

I've got a couple of posts to write at the weekend, so I'm just going to include a photo from a  day we had some crazy snow in the little quaint village that I live in. Sadly Rocky, the bigger dog has passed away now. We got him from an animal rescue years and years ago. My Dad and brother went there with the intention of bringing home a puppy and ended up bringing back Rocky - a timid dog, so skinny his ribs were showing, who had been abused and locked in high rise flats when his owners disappeared and abandoned him. Dad and Joseph said he was the quietest dog in the rescue centre and they couldn't leave him. 

They had to take him back to the rescue whilst our home was checked to see if it was suitable. Meanwhile, Rocky decided that he couldn't live without us and managed to escape twice from the rescue centre and appeared outside our front door (to this day, nobody knows how he managed to do this). He'd only visited our house once, in the car. 

It was obviously meant to be and he was the best dog we could have ever wished for. He brought us years of happiness and hopefully we did the same for him. Gosh, I'm getting teary writing this. 

If you can, it's amazing and rewarding to adopt a dog and give them a second life in a loving home.

Millie, my little dog, is a cheeky little monkey. She loves watching TV, sitting on a warm lap and trying to sneak upstairs. My brother just turned up with her one day and I'm so glad we have her.

This post was longer than I expected and I didn't plan to write all that, but maybe it was meant to be on 12.12.12.



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Stefano Gabbana roses

Roses are probably my favourite flowers. I love them. However, these aren't just any old roses....these are Stefano Gabbana's roses photographed by the man himself! Check out his instagram, it's full of pretty photos.



Saturday, 1 December 2012

Chloe Eau de Parfum

The kind people at Escentual sent me a bottle of Chloe Eau de Parfum. I've never tried this scent before so I was super excited when it arrived. I eagerly opened the packaging to find an elegant bottle and spritzed it on myself and my blog's number one fan

Chloe Eau de Parfum*

I only needed a couple of sprays as it's a fairly bold scent but it rested on my skin and smelt feminine, romantic and sexy. 

If you want to feel confident, chic and sexy, then this is for you. It's a definite date-night perfume ladies!

It's top notes are peony, freesia and litchi and the heart notes are rose, lily-of-the-valley and Caribbean magnolia.

Without a doubt, I'll be using this perfume again, but I've got competition for my Mum who loves it too!  You can buy it here and there's also 15% off at the moment.

I'd just like to say thank you to Alan at Escentual who provided excellent 'blogger' service. He replied speedily to e-mails and I couldn't believe it when I received the package arrived the next day. He also generously included a lovely nail file and Vichy sample. Customer service like this really doesn't go unnoticed with bloggers.