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"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, 29 December 2011

OOTD Going Shopping

OOTD...




Trousers - H&M
Top - Zara
Boots - Office
Cardigan - Gap
Bag - Ebay
Scarf - M&S
Hat - M&S
Bangles - The Writing Post
Ring - The Accessories Stand

Lyndsey
xx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Nails of the Day


Polishes used were
  • Barry M Top/Base coat
  • Ciate Paint Pots "Velvet Tuxedo"
  • Deborah Lippmann "I Love The Nightlife"
 And the results!


Love how this works together.

Lyndsey
xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Ciate Nails

I love Ciate paint pots.  This one is called "Sharp Tailoring" a shimmery grey.


You like? :)

Lyndsey
xx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Failsafe Recipe

My first recipe post! If your not the most confident in the kitchen a failsafe recipe is a must have for sure.  Mine is a Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle cake, I just can't seem to go wrong with it.  It's a Marks&Spencer recipe.

Serves 9.

225g Butter plus extra for greasing
225g golden caster sugar
4 eggs beaten
250g self-raising flour sifted
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
25g ground almonds
Juice of 1 lemon
200g fresh blueberries

Topping:
Juice of 2 lemons
115g golder caster sugar
55g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease a cake tin and line with baking paper.

Put the butter and caster sugar in a bowl and beat together until light & fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little flour towards the end to prevent curdling. Beat in the lemon rind, then fold in the remaining flour and the almonds with enough lemon juice to give a dropping consistency.

Fold in three quarters of the blueberries and spoon into the prepared tin. Smooth the surface, then scatter the remaining blueberries on top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Meanwhile, make the topping. Put the lemon juice and caster sugar into a bowl and mix together. As soon as the cake comes out the oven, prick it all over with a fine skewer and pour over the lemon mixture. Mix the icing sugar with a little water and drizzle over the cake. Leave in the tin until completely cold, then cut into squares.

Try it! And let me know how you get on...

Lyndsey.
xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Not Playing By The Rules!

Hey!

So I have been inspired by Caitlin at

http://woreout.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/black-and-tan/

to bend the "rules" of fashion.  Her post was pairing black with tan which I loved! I thought I would try print on print. I mixed print leggins with a print handbag. What do you think?


I love mixing up patterns but I think the rule to stick to for me is don't mix more than two patterns.

Here's the look without the bag...


White top - Zara
Polo neck - Primark
Gillet - River Island
Leggins - New Look
Boots - Primark
Headpiece - Can't remember!
Bag - Stylist Pick   
http://www.stylistpick.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/9729/
Would love see what fashion rules you break.

Lyndsey

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

MUA Limited Edition Review


Found a Limited Edition MUA nail polish set in Superdrug the other day. Shade 12 & 15.  I love these colours, they go on really well and are fast drying. At at only 99p for the set I have to say I am more than impressed.  Hope they do more of these in different shades.


Shade 12
Shade 15





They will also me shipping internationally from Monday 12th Dec. Check out  
http://t.co/VZhoH9QH for more info.


Lyndsey.
xx

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Date Night OOTD


So my date night outfit!  The shoes I had in my Haul blog in November.  I love these shoes, their high but really comfortable.  The bag is a new purchase from Stylist Pick. Their website is amazing, you take a quiz so they can identify your style then they email you a lookbook each month with things that they have selected for you based on your personal style.  Everything is £39.95 but I got this bag in  the sale when they had everything for £15. Check out their website...

 http://www.stylistpick.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/9729/ 

I love this bag, its a real statement piece and I can get all my stuff in there!

The treggins are from H&M in the sale online. Their faux leather on the front and stretchy material around the back, they are so comfy!  The top and coat are charity shop finds. The perfume of the night is Loverdose by Diesel which you should really go and smell as it is amazing.

I didn't accessorise much because of the patterned top and bag.  What do you think of this outfit?

Photography by jonjackson.co.uk



Saturday, 3 December 2011

My First OOTD


 Hello! So I'm so excited to be posting my first ever outfit of the day. Woh!

I wanted a pair of mustard jeans and these are from River Island.  This is how I styled them...















What I'm wearing:

Jeans - River Island
Top - Primark
Faux leather jacket - Primark
Scarf - Primark
Sunglasses - Spittlefield Market London
Pumps - New Look
Braclets - H&M selction
Bag - Mulberry Somerset Tote
Teacup - Vintage
Ring - Local Boutique

Hope you enjoyed.

And thank you to my lovely husband for the photography.

Lyndsey. xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Leather, Spots and Swing Skirts

Hey! Just a few little things I've picked up recently. 

These I saw online on H&M in the sale and I'm really happy with them. There so comfortable. I love the leather look on the front. The back is elasticated so they fit really well with my body shape. £7.99



This piece I found in one of my local charity shop.  Its by MaxMara. Love the shape and the loose sleaves. On the back there are lovely black sparkly buttons. £3


Again in H&M online in the sale they have these jumpers for £1.99 so I got one! Too much of a bargain not too really.  I love the shoulder detail and it fits so well.



Anyone who knows me knows that I am addicted to scarves and I fell in love with this scarve from H&M.  The design is so pretty and goes with so many things. £6.99







I love skirts and wear them alot. I'm really into 50's style swing skirts and when I saw this online on H&M I had to have it. I love the bow on the front. Again it was in the sale for £7.99.



Last but not least this shift dress from Miss Selfridge really court my eye.  It has a silver zip down the back which looks amazing. I love the contrast of the dark navy blue dress and the long silver zip and the shoulder pads give it that dramatic look.  £20 in the sale.



Hope you didn't get too bored!

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Glitter Effect


Very glitttery nails!  I'm loving this look.  Sorry the pictures haven't come out that good but definetly worth a little look.

The products I used are:
  • Barry M Base & Top Coat polish
  • Barry M Peach Melba
  • H&M Confetti Kisses polish (£1.99)




Let me know what you think.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

So Laque!





Loving Bourjois So Laque colletion at the moment.  What do you think of this? 


Santal Opulent 34. I would describe as inbetween a really dark purple and brown.

It dries shiney and last for a few days on me which is pretty good!  Can't wait to see what other colours they add to their collection.

Lynds

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Autumn/Fall Haul


Hello! I'm so excited to do a haul, it's been so long! There have been a few good sales on recently and also during the summer I went to a few car boot sales (if you don't know what that is it's an outdoor sale at which people sell things from the trunk of their carso I've include some of my car boot purchases too. 

First up its the shoes! These I fell in love with in House Of Fraser.  Full price they were £130 but I got them for £39. I love the colour, sort of like a yellow/green.


KG Heels £39

I had to think about the next ones for about a week.  I wasn't sure how to wear these but actually after I thought about it, they are very versatile.  I wear heels ALOT. If I could I would clean my toilet in heels. I'm definitely a heels person.  But I also love my ballet pumps....I digress... These were also House Of Fraser originally priced at £130 but also down to £39. These are real leather too.

French Connection £39


On the flesh!


These white shoes I picked up at my local car boot sale.  They are originally from River Island and I got them for £3. They have a crocodile skin effect which I love. Bargain!


River Island £3. Headband - Accessorise

Up close and personal
Up next...my favourite shop in the whole wide world...ZARA! I feel in love with this jacket, its khaki, quilted with suede effect on the collar and on the elbow patches.  I have been wearing this to death.  It is so warm and looks great with anything and everything.  I wouldn't say this was cheap and is one of my bigger purchases.  I can't exactly remember how much it was, it was either £59.99 or £69.99.  Anyway it was totally worth it.


Zara

A while back I went to a market in London in Liverpool Street. I can't remember what it's called but they
had some amazing things there. I adore this tassel mustard bag. I have a thing for the colour mustard at the moment.  £18. Tweet me if you have mustard love to! :)

London Market £18
                                             
Another House Of Fraser find.  This is a real leather clutch bag that a full price would of set you back £89 but because the strap was missing it went down to £16 would you believe!! I would of taken the strap off anyway when I got home.


House Of Fraser £16

Linning

Another car boot find.  Another clutch bag.  The bow like-ness-thing is really girly and I love the stud detail, it gives it that edge. £2

£2
This still had the tags of at the carboot sale. Originally from asos.  Orange 50's swing dress.  Not keen on the black straps but can easily change them. £4

Carboot £4
I couldn't believe it when I spotted this dress in a charity/thrift shop.  A-Symmetric white matt satin knee length dress. I bought it to wear on my wedding anniversary this year and my husband loved it! According to the label its a Bridesmaids dress!  £5

Charity/Thrift shop
I have been quite impressed with New Look recently and couldn't resist this sheer blouse.  The animal print with the contrast black collar and cuffs just look amazing.  I wish it was slightly more structured but I still like it. £17.99 (I think!)


New Look £17.99
Now its the attack of the jewels.  This piece was in  the Warehouse sale.  I love how there is a diamant√© in each little coin. £3

Warehouse £3
Dorothy Perkins isn't a shop I normally go into.  I don't know why, I should really because I went in recently and a lot of their jewellery was on sale.  This was £14 down to £2. I love the mustard snake print detail. (Ahh! Mustard Love)

Dorothy Perkins £2

Mustard Love!
Another Dorothy Perkins bargain. £2. The double chain drew me in.

Dorothy Perkins £2
Warehouse statement piece. £3. I love wearing this with buttoned up shirts or blouses.

Warehouse £3
The necklace below was a gift from a friend and one of my favourite pieces to date.  The photo just does no justice to it what-so-ever.  Will try & do and an outfit photo with this piece. Obviously don't know the price.


Phew! That's it for one blog post.  Hope you didn't get too bored. :)

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Lyndsey