I left my coat at home for the first time in months today and headed out for Sunday lunch and a walk in the sun. This made me very happy and gave me the chance to crack out my new mint jumper.
The jumper was from H+M and is perfect for these in between days, thick enough to keep you warm and the perfect colour to make you feel as though spring has is nearly here.
I love all the pastel colours around at the moment and could quite happily take home half of Zara. When payday comes next week this could well happen! The mint theme may have continued as i purchased some mint green heels from Jones in order to inject some well needed colour into my work wardrobe. They were in the sale, i couldn't resist, what more can i say.
And some further pastel inspiration in Norwich cathedral's cloisters.....
Roll on the light evenings, alfresco dining and flimsy dresses!
When i first set eyes on this nail varnish i knew i had to have it. A rich mix of seafoam green, gold iridescence and vibrant blue circular glitter. Sign me up now!
Deborah Lippmann isn't the easiest to track down in the UK however when i want something i want something. Missions are not easily aborted in my mind. I finally tracked this down to House of Fraser online and had it delivered to my local store. I was impressed with the service, ordering it at 3pm and it being ready to collect by 11am the next day. Highly recommend! I've noticed Beauty Bay have started to stock them however they didn't have this shade.
Deborah Lippmann doesn't come cheap at £16 for a glitter however as I've never seen anything like it i was quite prepared it pay it! The collection has some amazing glitter polishes many of which i don't think are easily dupped.
I think this will look amazing with a tan in the summer, i can't wait to wear this on the beach. Mermaid's Dream is the first traditional nail varinish i have bought in a long time due to developing a little bit of a love affair with Orly Gel FX. I find that glitter polishes wear better on my nails due to the gritty texture, we are on to day 3 and still chip less.
I'm no nail blogger or photographer so i don't feel I've captured the full beauty of this bottle of goodness but it is divine!
A token extreme close up to try and show the glitter a bit better....Take my word for it, it is amazing!
Obviously this is a bit of luxury purchase but one well worth in investing in in my opinion : )
Are you a fan of Deborah Lippmann or do you prefer a cheaper range?
I'm not going to get into the science of this as frankly I'm clueless and all i know is the K stands for keratolytic, apparently. All you need to know is this is good stuff! Well the Effaclar K is.
I purchased this duo from Boots a couple of weeks ago when i was lured in with the 2 for £15 deal on the Effaclar range. This retail at around the £13 mark so it is ever so nearly buy one get one free. Deal.
Lets start on the fence. The Effaclar M is alright. A decent mattifying moisturiser but nothing too special. I'm not particularly prone to oil build up in the day so maybe this is just not for me. I'll probably use this in the summer but for the moment by Alpha H Essential Hydration Creme is definitely sitting pretty at the front of the overcrowded shelf.
The Effaclar K however is a different story altogther. This claims to diminish imperfections and unclog pores whilst also providing an excellent make up base. Big claims.
I have used this both morning and night for two weeks and have noticed vast improvements to the acne scars on cheeks. They feel flatter and are definitely less angry looking. My skin is also a lot smoother in general, just feeling generally as though i have just exfoliated all of the time. The scent isn't too chemically, i can't say it smells amazing but it definitely doesn't have that odour of eau de glue which Avene Cleanance K has. I find that this is also actually a pretty good make up base too, none of that 'balling' that you sometimes get with skincare products under makeup. All in all thumbs up!
I love this so much that I have even picked up a back up, something practically unheard of for fickle me. I'm not sure when the offer ends, it was still on Saturday, but if you are looking to try La Roche-Posay then this is a great chance.
What do you love from La Roche-Posay? I'm eyeing up the purifying micellar water for when my Bioderma runs out!
The attraction to this jumper was instant. I walked in grabbed it, paid and left. Simple. This is from the what I think is the 'trend' section of H+M, I'm not sure but what I'm alluding to is the slightly more expensive part. Well expensive for H+M with this ringing in at about £35.
It is bright but muted down to a just about acceptable level, in my mind anyway. The other offering I purchased from H+M at the same time was the complete opposite, a beautiful mint green chunky jumper. Expect a post soon!
Today it had an outing around a very windy Norwich. After Sunday lunch was consumed at Mackintonish's Canteen a short walk was had around the castle grounds. Needless to say i become tired of the hair in face look pretty quickly and headed home to an afternoon of tea, cake and candles. All in all a good Sunday.
Zara Tan Leather 'Olivia Palermo' Bag
Khaki Leather Trench Coat- Gift
Shoes- Black Converse
Hope you have all had a good weekend.
Why does Sunday evening have to come around so quickly?
I love a good 'concealer' nude sometimes, think NARS Madere and Gosh Darling but sometimes I feel I should be slightly more 'grown up' in my choice of nude lipsticks and sway from the white side. Whilst perusing the aisles the other day i noticed the new 17 Supreme Shine Lipsticks and the nude shade 'Bella' caught my attention. I've looked for a darker nude for while but many of them appear too dark on the lips and are not at all flattering . This one is too brown and different and i think i like it! It wears well, is comfortable to wear, isn't too matte and was cheap at around the £5 mark. Worth a look in my opinion! 17 i'm impressed.
My second love of the weekend is food. This morning has consisted mainly of 'chores', the food shop not being one of them. I'm trying to use the local market more so tonight I'm planning a warm Cromer Crab asparagus salad and locally made Spanish Chorizo sausages in honey, with today's purchases I love food far too much and me and my boyfriend get rather competitive in the kitchen. See exhibit A below, slightly extreme for a normal Saturday morning but i was proud.