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Working the whole look doesn’t always refer to the clothes. It also refers to how you accessorise that whole look. Ever since I lost (read SOMEONE STOLE) my B&W C5 In ear headphones, I have been deprived of the musical experience my ears sooo badly deserve! And so like any normal person who wants a knowledgable opinion, I decided to search (google) the “intra webs” and voila! URBANEARS caught my eye straight away. Pardon me for browsing the UK Ask Men website but they had some good review about these babies!

“Style is key with these handsome headphones. Delightfully cushioned, these combine a cool, minimal design with matt rubbery texture and a subtle and comfy fabric headset. Add to that reasonable quality, full sound and a lightweight build and the result is a brilliant set of headphones suited to everyday use. For a sweet social feature, the ear cups also contain an extra headphone jack to plug in a second set, meaning you can share music with a friend/anyone who might require a bit of musical education.

Read more: http://uk.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment/top-ten-best-headphones_1.html#ixzz2AvJF1vUE

And so I ordered the Plattan Plus Grape Headphones. Love the colour, love the simple design and LOVE the whole fun look. Let’s just wait and see how good they really are. All I know is “They betta WERK!!”

Their Plattan Harris Tweed version seems to be so popular, it has sold out already!! At £86 including shipping they don’t come cheap but if you want good music (which remains to be seen) AND style, then at least you’re getting the whole deal here compared to the Dre’s or the Bose. Plus they look more fun and cool!

Check out their website yourself:

URBANEARS

 

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Loving my Vivienne Westwood boots I managed to grab from the crazy Selfridges’ Summer sale! I fell in love with these boots when they first came out in black. But I prefer their tan version. It was love at first sight and fate finally united us!! I believe there is a God!! 😀 xx

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The title says it all! Are you one of those girls who spends ages trying to perfect the arch of your eyeliner? I don’t know about you but I guess I speak for myself when I say we’re not all make up artists who can perfect the eyeliner arch in one swish. Every time I do put the eyeliner on, I know I have to spend another 10 minutes trying to clean it, perfect it and reapplying it. So, most of the times I just don’t wear it!

I think my search has finally come to an end. I am so excited that although I am dead tired today and want nothing more than sleep, I couldn’t help but share this with you. I came home and tried it straight away!

The eyeliner I am talking about is by Soap & Glory, which by their name seems more like a bath than a beauty product. But trust me, their products are super amazing!

I tried this eye liner and it is extremely easy to apply. The liner is like a sharpee and if you’ve got a steady hand you can easily create the shape you want. Now I have tried loads of eyeliners from Urban Decay, Maybelline, Mac and couple of others but I have found this one the easiest to apply. For an amateur like me, I will prefer this over any other while the Maybelline one is a close second. It’s as simple as creating the arch shape that you want and colouring it in as you would with a colouring pencil. Forgive the quality of the photo, but you can tell the shape is almost perfect and this was done under 30 seconds!!! (for one eye that is :P) I did not have to use any eye make up remover to tidy it up. Now that is an achievement.

So GO BUY IT!!

You can buy it from BOOTS in their beauty section or click here to order online. It costs £6 but it is definitely worth it.

Ever since I first bought the body scrub product, by the British beauty brand Soap & Glory, from BOOTS, I have become a loyal fan of theirs. I would like to share a little bit of history about this beauty brand that I have come to love. This brand is the brainchild of suds-loving entrepreneur and celebrity facialist Marcia Kilgore. She counts Demi Moore, Madonna and Calvin Klein among many A-listers as her clients.

Before I knew about the history of the brand, I knew how good they were because I used them and the products spoke more than enough for the brand’s credibility- A Listers or no A Listers. If you suffer from dry flakey skin then their “Flake Away” scrub and exfoliator is THE BEST product I have tried so far. It literally leaves your skin ultra smooth as if you’ve moisturised it. It smells great, feels great and works like a beast!

I am a fan of brands that not only focus on the product itself but the packaging as well. It is the presentation that attracts me towards the product. The packaging is not only fun but extremely humorous. Their marketing is spot on, you really get it and can relate to it. An example is:

They do a whole range of products from bath to beauty and I swear by these products. I have not been disappointed yet and I was going through the reviews left by customers- quite a relief to know how well they’ve been received. Have a look at their website and products by clicking here.

That is all for now ladies and gentlemen (?). Till the next one xxx

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I love buying clothes and accessories that I can wear over and over again without getting bored and that I can mix and match with other items from my wardrobe as I go along the year. My recent shopping spree has been quite productive. If you read one of my previous posts about Zara (refresh your memory by clicking here) I was in love with their floral blazer. Since seeing it in store, I was dreaming of it 24/7 and could not help but buy it! YES! I bought it! It is such an amazing piece; I am already excited about Spring/Summer.

I am such a Zara fiend that I do most of my shopping from there. And I will contradict myself by saying some of their stuff is really low quality which pains me but some is totally worth it! I also bought a white pair of trousers with a sheen finish and an ankle zip detail- love the mid rise skinny fit (£40.00). And then there was their sale stuff still in store- tops as low as £3!! Even though sales are pretty much done and over with you can still find some really good bargains if you’re the patient one.

The green snake skin high heels are so chic and the textured print is lovely that is perfect for the coming season. It is very versatile and can easily be worn with colourful pieces as well as stand out in an all black outfit. The yellow top is again from Zara that I got on sale LAST year and with a colourful summer ahead of us- STILL very much wearable (And I got it on a sale too for under £10!!).

Patterned and floral prints have made a comeback in a big way thanks to big wigs like Versace, Oscar De La Renta, Prada and they’re being incorporated in blazers, tops and trousers by high street brands. The abstract floral print blazer I got from River Island has seen me through a whole year and it’s still as wearable as ever. I love clothes that last you through thick and thin like a trusty friend! 😉 haha

And so I decided to do a shoot combining some old and new pieces- more of a capsule look I would say. Keeping the accessories same, I have changed the blazer and top. Voila! you’ve got two outfits! This is just an inspiration for you to play around with pieces you already own and some you could add to your collection. I could play around with more and more looks by adding a couple more pieces but then I’ll just get carried away and never stop! 😉 Till the next one, enjoy the following photos!  xxx

Synopsis of the looks:

Yellow Top: Zara

Purple Top: Zara

Heels: Zara

Floral Blazar with an undertone of black and purple: Zara

Floral Blazer with an undertone of off white: River Island

White trousers: Zara

Bag: TK Maxx

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This title is a homage to the recent spew of videos under the umbrella title of “Sh*t Girls Say” and a recent addition to this is “Sh*t Fashion Girls Say”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click on the following links- it’s a 2 part video:

Sh*t Fashion Girls Say Part One

Sh*t Fashion Girls Say Part Two 

These videos are soooo hilarious! Like O MY GOD hilarious! (I so don’t talk this way!!!)

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I decided it was time I started sharing my recent purchases with you guys. Since I spend most of my time (and money) on shopping AND eating, I thought why not. Being a bargain junkie, my shopping is a mixture of pricey as well as not so pricey items.

Since I am about to embark on a longish holiday, I am currently in a holiday shopping mode. Now who has NOT heard of TK Maxx?! Please don’t say you haven’t! Being a bargain junkie that I am, I’m in love with this place. You have the likes of Michael Kors, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Versace, Alberta Ferretti and the list goes on- gracing the rails of this store. Sometimes, I feel almost cheated on paying full price for things and realise what is their real value when you can easily find them in stores like TK Maxx?! Not that I’m complaining!! In fact, bring it all here!

So today I had embarked on finding myself a pair of silver high heels for my brother’s upcoming wedding and instead I found myself hogging the rails of TK Maxx. Soon enough I found myself holding a purse and my! what a gorgeous purse. Very elegant and understated- in a royal purple colour with an inner finish of fuchsia. It’s primarily for travelling so you can hold your passport, tickets and other travelling documents in one place. How many times have you found yourself at the airport counter rummaging through your bag trying to find your ticket or the boarding pass or your passport?!……Ok, just me then! 😛 Under a tenner, this baby is going to be my best travelling accessory! It is by this designer called Anna Di Angelo. I haven’t heard about this designer but it’s a start.

The next accessory I bought was a silk scarf from Zara. I think I am unconsciously buying everything that has purple or fuchsia or pink in it. I think my body is trying to get ready for Spring! aah! Can’t wait!! But yea, again under a tenner, could not resist taking a few shots with the purse juxtaposed on top of the scarf.

And then there were the shoes! I am a crazy shoe addict. Some people call me the caterpillar- I have stupendous amount of shoes! I shall do a post soon about my collection of shoes. They’re divided into different categories; My Going-Out Shoes, Everyday Shoes, Wedding Shoes, Sporty Shoes, Semi-Formal Shoes, Unisex Shoes……You get the idea right? As I am in the holiday mode right now, I bought myself two pairs of shoes because I may need them for a party or a wedding- who knows. Both of these I got from Dune for around £50 and I was very pleased with myself.

The Beige peep toe pair is very minimal yet versatile. It is very Spring Summer 2012 and will sit well with all the bright colours I wear. The heel is high enough to not be uncomfortable after a while. I love this pair and for under £20, I’m quite pleased.

couldn’t resist! And I love the combo!!

The other pair of shoe is just so beautiful, classy and chic with the right amount of femininity to it. The diamantes, the silk satin finish, the pointed front, the cut out design from the sides finished off with a pretty bow at the back- these shoes just did it for me. And in black, they’re a killer pair of heels! I cannot wait to wear this sexy pair out!

 

Alright, this sums up my recent buys! Hope you enjoyed these. I will be sharing my shopping more regularly now. Just saw the time- gotta go and sleep! Catch you guys later. As always, do write in, give your feedback and share!

Stay fashionable! xx