Mermaid Monday …

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Primark have the much sought after metallic gradient make-up brushes, with fish tail handles, purple tinted hairs and the ultimate shape and texture to achieve the glow of the unicorns! At £10 for a set of 5, they aren’t as pricey as similar sets. I have a feeling these beauties will sell like hot cakes!

Considering Girls With Attitude’s 9 piece Fantasy Collection, which boasts two tone gradient handles and hairs, will set you back £49.99, Primark’s offerings are set to add some serious wanderlust to dressing tables and make-up bags without straining your post-holiday purse strings.


Girls With Attitude Fantasy Collection, 9 brush set of unicorn inspired professional brushes, £49.99

GWA Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection are not dissimilar in colour scheme to Primark’s and are truly mer-mazing, slightly cheaper at nearly £35… 


Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection, £34.99, GWA


Girls With Attitude have a variety of tools that will cater to your every face need, and they’re oh so pleasing on the eye, but at nearly £50 for a set of 9, and £35 for a set of 6, if you want a set of mer-mazing brushes but you’re watching the pennies after that beach break, look no further than Primark!  

I also noticed Amazon have an amazing selection of mermaid’s tail brushes, some of which are pastel metallic, pink with gold and even rainbow, for a reasonable price.  It’s well worth a rummage on there for a wider variety at a good price range, there are some generous sellers that have thrown in free shipping too.  


Rare Accessory Alert!

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I have a feeling Chanel only made a few of these rare evening cross body beauties, as they aren’t as commonly seen on the style circuit as the 2.55, Le Boy or Reissue bags. Some of these come in an unexpected shape and design that doesn’t follow the classic crowd, they’re the type of bag you would wear if you didn’t want to blend in, but instead be more of an isolated incident with your individual style.


Known for their timeless luxurious quilted designs that never date, Chanel are also good at thinking outside the box when it comes to their unique clutch bags.  Fans of their make up compacts may recognise the compact powder shaped Minaudière bags, which come in black or white. 



The classic compact is just one of many shapes they have succeeded in experimenting with.  


The cassette tape has to be my favourite – glossy, boxy and sturdy to hold all of your evening essentials, whilst retaining its daintiness and rock n’ roll edge.  This definitely is on my rock chick accessory bucket list!


No5 is undoubtedly one of Coco Chanel’s most successful holy grail fragrances, loved by millions of women worldwide, so it made perfect sense for them to release a clutch based on that signature bottle shape. 


The Resort 2017 must have box clutch packs somewhat of an earthy vintage vibe to it that looks as though it has been inspired by a luxury cigar box, if the medallions and references to Cuba and Paris are anything to go by.  You can’t help but notice the centrepiece, the unmistakable cameo of Coco Chanel herself.

Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!


Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)


Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!


Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.


Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!


Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!


Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!


Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!


Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.

Tuesday Shoesday… 

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June is here, which officially means it’s the start of the summer. Exciting. Festival fever will soon be upon us, which means dropping those dull winter warmers in favour of some sizzling hot trends which ooze boho glamour.  

Taste the rainbow and get summer party ready in these succulent multicolour Sophia Webster sandals. These beauties are so irresistible they should really come with an envy warning!

Fluorescent pom-poms and tassels are big news and will take the festival fashion scene by storm this summer, be they on wedges or flats. An unlikely comeback that’s cool, colourful and a little eccentric, this trend is a festival in itself.


Block heels meet block colour, with plenty of ditzy tassel detailing, pom-poms and laces to add an element of Coachella cool. Not only are these Aquazzura offerings easy to walk in they tick every 2017 style box. Eye catching and comfortable, you really can have the best of both worlds!

Rebecca Minkoff’s relaxed yet vivid vibe is going right in my beach bag this summer!

Mix n’ match Midweek…

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A black dress is a blank canvas – for absolutely any colour bag or any style of shoe. Everyone should own at least one black dress in their lifetime due to its ability to take you absolutely anywhere. From a loose casual day at the beach or mall to that ultra modern new bar in the evening, you can dress a black dress up or down!

Black, livened up with metallic heels & a pop of pink… instant chic. Modern, feminine, individual, this is one clash you can get away with!


There’s something magical about monochrome accessories.  What they lack in flavourful colour they make up for in polished, film noir sophistication that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into one of those black and white movies and met your screen icon role model.  


Max up on the metallics – gold, silver, rose gold – for instant nighttime glitz that oozes sophistication.


Want a more bohemian, garden party vibe that doesn’t compromise on style? Good news, you can still rock a pair of gorgeous platforms like these Steve Madden beauties. Look for lace or ruffles for a relaxed take on the LBD and accessories that lean towards earthy tones, monogram and florals are fine as long as they’re not too OTT!


Break tradition with a rocky, rebellious twist on this look. Try layering a white tee underneath a black strappy dress or invest in this pre-layered R13 number. Accessory wise, think block heels, platforms, studs, snakeskin and chains. 

Beauty Tuesday…

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There’s no doubt that over the past few years, nail effects and nail art have been enjoying a rather big moment.

Holographic, glittery, textured, beaded… the beauty market has experienced a boom in nail trends, some of which were never tried before.  


Magnetic nail polish, which has only been around this past five or so years, is one of the new phenomenons that will take your manicure from everyday chic to envy inducing and edgy.  

Magnetic nail polish…? You may be asking yourself how does this work…? The science behind the magnetic mani is the magnetic particles that have been mixed into the polish that are able to create a pattern when they come into contact with a magnetic force. Most magnetic nail polishes have a magnet on their lid, as this is held over the newly painted nail, the iron powder in the polish gravitates towards the magnet to create the astonishing finish. As if by magic!


One of the first brands to foray into the magnetic field of nail patterns is Nails Inc, who came out with eight jewel-toned metallic colours, each of which boast their own magnet to create an individual magnetic pattern, from fishnet, to star, to wave, magnetic nail polishes attract so many opportunities to take your normal nail look to the next level!


Creating a magnetized mani at home couldn’t be easier.  All you need to do is apply 1 coat of magnetic nail polish, then carefully hold the magnet close over each nail, taking care not to hit your wet nails.  Hold the magnet over each nail for 1 to 2 seconds to create a mesmerising pattern.  Then wait 10-15 minutes for your first coat to dry, and if you feel a second coat is needed, apply a second coat of your magnetic polish, and hold the magnet close to each nail like you did with your first coat.  Wait until it is touch dry then apply a top coat to protect your newly metallized talons.  


Nails Inc are giving you the opportunity to experience the full magnet magic for yourself, thanks to a very exciting promotion on their website.   All you need to do is enter the code FESTIVALNAILS at checkout, when purchasing their full collection of 8 magnetic polishes, which is called the Festival Fever Collection.  


I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how much I’d saved on this set – a nail collection that should be over £100, and a whopping £96 saving!  Strokes of luck like this do not come around every day, and the good news is that you do not have to be an O2 Priority customer to take advantage of this amazing offer!  

For more about this collection & what colours you get, and to grab a beauty bargain, head over to the Nails Inc site here!

https://www.nailsinc.com/collections/nails-inc-festival-fever-collection_1605/

Make-up Monday…

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Rainbow, unicorn inspired everything is here to stay. It’s safe to say every cosmetics brand has dropped their own mythical version of the colourful craze. Lottie London are the latest company to come up with their own dreamy rainbow highlighter called Mermaid Glow, available at Superdrug stores.  

TAM Beauty, the company behind Make Up Revolution, Freedom and I Heart Make Up have come up with their Unicorns Heart, which they have gifted to I Heart Make Up. Unicorns Heart is the dreamiest, pastel shimmery rainbow highlighter that is boxed in the shape of a heart.

Essence Cosmetics are another brand to embrace all things technicolor and glowing, they have bought out not one but two variations of the make-up must have that sent the Internet crazy. Prismatic Rainbow boasts four vivid shades of red, orange, yellow and blue. Blossom Dreams is a calmer take on the rainbow with its spectrum of 5 pastel shades. 



Bitter Lace Beauty, the Etsy store that stepped up the glow game with the handmade rainbow highlighters that swiftly sold out, is believed to have sown the seeds of the rainbow revolution. Any make-up maestro and beauty addict knows highlighting is the gateway to that perfectly on-point glow.


Beauty junkies have bid up to a thousand dollars on eBay for the original Prism highlighter from Bitter Lace Beauty, which has a waiting list of up to ten months for people wanting to get their spectrum glow from their Etsy store.  


If you can’t wait for your unicorn shimmer fix, rest assured, there are some fantastic dupes starting to emerge on the wider market, thanks to the likes of Lottie London, TAM Beauty, Essence and even Forever 21!