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Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.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.

Summer Nail Spoiler Alert!

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 


Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.



Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…



This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!


An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!


An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!



Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.


The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!

What I’m loving Wednesday…

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I discovered Too Faced Melted Metal liquid lipsticks the other day and couldn’t be happier with the formula and shade variety.


The 90’s foiled statement pout has made a comeback in the form of lustrous liquified metal.


Melted Metal is a multi faceted lip colour like you’ve never seen before.  It’s velvet smooth applicator makes light work of gliding on creamy metallic shine  that coats lips in fresh bursts of glazed colour without the sticky, heavy feel of similar liquid lipsticks.  


Debutante (far left) has to be my favourite shade.  A neutral peach that isn’t as coral-y on as it looks in the tube.  

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!

Tuesday Shoes-day…

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Mules are making a big comeback this summer, Fendi’s floral offerings tick all of the chic boxes with their bright candy colours, block heels and patent finishes… they look good enough to eat!


Fendi sure know how to incorporate florals into their accessories without them looking dated – with ditsy detailing on ultra modern shapes, there are no wardrobe de ja vus here!


Dolce & Gabbana’s use of flamboyant, multicoloured tassels and sequins will guarantee a turn of heads at that summer party!

Rainbow, eccentric, embellished, fringed…? Dolce & Gabbana know Summer 2017 will be all about the most vivid detailing!


Miu Miu’s crystals, sleek satin and feather detailing will make sure your feet do the talking this SS17!

Mani Monday…

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It’s time to embark on some colourful adventures this summer with the 12-strong Wanderlust collection from vegan friendly nail polish maestros Zoya.

I was mega excited to hear news of Zoya’s latest collection, which will be available on May 15 on http://www.zoya.com. Wanderlust boasts a bountiful array of colours that look as if they have taken inspiration from sunsets when there are lighter nights. Read on for a reveal of Zoya’s SS17 offerings!

WINNIE is a soft watermelon pink cream which isn’t too pale and isn’t too vivid, this could be the perfect pink for all year round.


BIRDIE is a bold, rich bubblegum pink cream. The type of standout fuchsia shade that has subtle blue undertones to it and would flatter cooler skin tones.


SONJA is a summery crimson red cream. A solid colour that resembles a red-toned pink with warm undertones.


MANDY is the ultimate shimmering berry pink. The soft shimmer turns Mandy into the ultimate glamorous pink with a mysterious depth.


ETSY is a playful looking yet muted fuchsia pink cream that shouldn’t just be reserved for a summer collection but all year round!


SAWYER is a soft taffy orange cream shade, a quieter neutral peach for those looking for a quiet summer mani/pedi.


CORA is the perfect coral cream for SS17, slightly bolder than Sawyer.


JOURNEY is a glimmering strawberry red that could span several seasons.  Very classic with a twist!


RIVER is a cool shimmering cobalt blue. River by name, river by nature!


LOIS is a magenta violet cream.  Zoya know more than a thing or two about creating the perfect tempting purple polish!


ARBOR is a rich olive green cream that may look an odd colour choice for summer.  Even though it resembles Army green, it’s a khaki shade that has been brightened up for the summer.


SCOUT is a fresh moss green that’s been awoken by added shimmer, similar to Arbor, this looks like a gold-toned olive.


There you have it, the Summer 2017 colour collection from Zoya.  If I was to pick a favourite that would be hard because there are several shades I have took a shine to already – River, Mandy and Journey, they’re definitely going right in my cart!

Mani Monday: Mega Metallics…

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Metallics for nails are enjoying a moment. Like wearing foil on your fingertips, there are plenty of liquid metals that will put the bling into this spring.  

Rose gold remains popular for accessories, Penny Talk, from Essie’s Mirror Metallics collection is a statement making, incandescent copper that’ll be right on your radar if you love anything rose gold.


Essie Penny Talk, is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009YHFIP2/ref=mp_s_a_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1491817079&sr=8-4&keywords=essie+penny+talk

Gold and silver are classic, timeless and will give an instant futuristic look to fingertips.  The richly oxidised nickel of Essie’s No Place Like Chrome, also from the Mirror Metallics collection, makes for the perfect silver.  


Essie No Place Like Chrome… can’t find it in Boots stores…? Look on Amazon! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mirror-Metallics-Essie-Chrome-13-5ml-x/dp/B009YHC0XU

Another classic shade from Essie’s magical collection is Good As Gold, a timeless liquid gold that will look ultra flattering on anyone, and it’s a rock solid shade that looks spellbinding all year round!


Essie Good As Gold, if you can’t find any gold at the drugstores, Amazon is your place to look! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essie-Mirror-Metallics-Polish-13-5ml/dp/B009YGNC74

While gold, silver and rose gold coppers are a classic and timeless finishing touch to any look this SS17, there are a some more unexpected colour contenders making the metallic grade too…


The other two mysterious shades in this classic Essie collection also pack egg-cellent pastel power for Easter, but they’re pastels with a twist…


Essie, Nothing Else Metals is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essie-Polish-Nothing-else-Metals/dp/B007ZR2S7E

Nothing Else Metals is a lovely spring lilac that breaks with tradition, a pale lavender with plenty of added metallic shine.  Feminine enough to finish off a lace ensemble, while edgy enough to wear with leather, the versitality of Nothing Else Metals makes it wearable for anyone, and one of my all time personal favourites. 


Sail down the Amazon for this amazing watercolour blue! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essie-Mirror-Metallics-Rhapsody-Polish/dp/B007ZR2RIE

Blue Rhapsody is a pale Air Force blue that’s had a heavy metal makeover.  With ample depth and shine, this perfect poolside hue will fly the rock n’ roll skies all summer!