BEAUTY : A new favourite, Rimmel 105 lip liner.

There are times, when you don’t need to shell out mega bucks to find a beauty gem. This was the case when browsing the makeup aisles of boots looking for a more winter appropriate lip colour a couple of weeks ago. Yes we all know about good ol Rimmel 107, That berry hued lipstick. A firm favourite of Zoe Suggs along with everyone in the beauty community it seems. But I already own this and to be honest, even though I found a way to make it work for me I don’t  really wear it too much. I still find it a bit awkward to apply... I don't have time to faff with a lip brush with every application! Recently I have found myself drifting towards lipliners and using those as a lipstick, they are much easier to use on the go. It’s been working well. One shade I have actually repurchased a couple of times is also from Rimmel. The Exaggerate lip liner in East End Snob. It’s easy to apply, the colour is lovely for day time, the colour lasts and hardly costs the earth… with that in mind, I thought why not check out what other shades they have on offer. Maybe they’ll have something a little more suitable for winter.

I knew they had brought out some new shades so was certain I would probably find something suitable….and I did. Enter the shade 105 ‘Under my spell’. It’s a lot darker than I would EVER go for. But you know, I’ve been feeling a little brave and thought WHY NOT. Being part of the same line, it has all the qualities of East End Snob but just the other end of the shade spectrum! This has swiftly become the shade I sport on the weekends, leaving East End Snob as the more work appropriate option for during the week!

At £3.99 it is an absolute steal, I know I will probably find myself buying another before this one runs out. I’d be tempted to look at some of the other shades too. If any of you have any recommendations then please do leave a comment. I think I’ve discovered a new favourite lip product! If you want to see what it looks like on then head over to my instagram account

Isn’t it nice when you don’t dread a product running out because you know you won’t have to live off beans on toast to replace it?

Much love, 

FASHION: New In London Retro Metropolitan glasses.

 London Retro Metropolitan Frames* (£95) 

Another pair of new glasses courtesy of the brand London Retro available at Glasses Direct. I always find glasses shopping so hard, so when an email came through to my inbox asking if I would like to collaborate with the brand again I jumped at the chance seeing as I am already a fan. 
I now know what suits me which makes it a bit easier for me when it comes to deciding on new frames. This time around I decided to go a little bigger with the Metropolitan frames, which I believe are unisex. To mix it up slightly I chose to for for the black/brown style frames instead of my usual black. I will be honest I am a little dissapointed because I thought all the frame would have a tortoise shell effect not just on the bottom half of the frames. I guess on the plus side it makes a subtle change which I can easily get used to so all it isn't the end of the world!  

As I've mentioned before in previous posts about the website, they do offer a free home trial where you can pick 4 different frames to try out before committing to buy. Something I may consider next time if I want to give a different brand  a try other than London Retro Glasses! Sometimes it is a case of 'if it isnt broke dont fix it' This brand works well for me and they aren't too expensive either really. None of the frames are over £100 which is good for a branded pair of specs. Tom recently bought new glasses in store when he got his eyes tested and ended up spending a small fortune! If you are looking to save a few pennies it is often best to have a look to see what you can get online first! 

Perhaps one day I will be brave enough to try contact lenses - because lets be honest there are some occasions where you want to just show off your makeup and glasses do kinda get in the way of that! I'm just a bit scared! I have quite dry eyes aswell so I don't know whether contacts would make it worse? Calling all Contact Lens wearers, share your wisdom and advice! 

Do you wear glasses? What's your favourite brand for frames?

Much love, 

FAVOURITES : Things I've been enjoying in October.


It’s been a while since I’ve done a favourites post on here, so why not get the ball rolling with Octobers better late than never eh? Personally I had a very busy month meaning it flew by and I can’t quite believe we are in November now! The countdown to Christmas has begun! Sorrynotsorry.

We all know I love a good handbag so when I spotted this bag inspired by the infamous Chloe Faye I had to buy it. It cost me just under £15 which included postage from HK. I know some people can get a bit dubious when it comes to purchasing from countries like this due to the usual long weight to receive items. However this was not the case here, the bag arrived within a week of ordering which I was extremely impressed with, I honestly thought it would take longer! I wont ever be able to afford the real deal but, I change my mind so quickly with handbags its probably best I don’t part with too much cash! The seller also has it in the tan shade if that’s what you prefer, I am gutted I couldn’t get the black. Black goes with everything!

Not that the following item could fit in my Chloe Faye inspired bag I have still been loving it all the same when using something bigger. This Michael Kors Jetsetter wallet* from Tessuti has been a welcome addition to my small MK family. I treated myself to the Large Selma tote 2 summers ago on my honeymoon, so it was only right to eventually get a wallet to match. I know the pink isn’t exactly a ‘winter’ colour, but I love how it contrasts against the black Selma, making it really stand out. There’s enough room for all my cards, coins and lets be honest… ALL THE RECEIPTS.


Fashion wise it’s been all about these ankle boots that came from Marks & Spencer of all places! I never tend to go in there really if I am honest so this was a stroke of luck really! One rainy Saturday afternoon I ran in for shelter (note to self get a small umbrella!) from the horrendous rain. While browsing I found these gems. The only ones left on the shelf and in my size. It was fate. At a bargainous £39.50 I headed swiftly to the till and bought them! I am not lying when I say these haven’t really left my feet since. They look great with skinny jeans, even dresses and skirts. The perfect al rounder boot which are comfortable and look stylish! I also feel that because they are M&S the quality will be a bit better making them last longer.

Other things I have enjoyed doing during the month of October is Reading (Check out Octobers book club post here) Filling the flat with beautiful candles like the ones mentioned in this post and also making plans for the festive period.

What have you been enjoying this past month?

Much love,