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Monday, 29 August 2016

The Monday Piece - Olivia Burton at Hengelo Boutique

This week's Monday Piece is on Olivia Burton at Hengelo Boutique! I have an outfit post coming up wearing the watch but wanted to show it in all of it's glory first! Hengelo Boutique are one of my all time favourites, they constantly update their online shop and instore boutique with on trend, classic pieces from well known brands, i'm always checking their new in sections to see what styles they have to offer. Olivia Burton watches are mega famous and they are super popular with us bloggers, with their pretty styles and made to last designs it's no surprise they are highly coveted. Olivia Burton watches are affordable, wearable and bursting full of British style, designed with a mixture of vintage and contemporary inspiration they have a gorgeous selection of watches for women.

I fell in love with this silver mesh hummingbird watch when i saw it online, encapsulating a penchant for nature, the design features a striking illustrated hummingbird print dial - i adore the modern silver plated mesh strap, it looks so unique and feels amazing on the wrist, it's not bulky and is so classy and simple. Hengelo have lots more Olivia Burton watches included leather strap styles, vegan designs and different prints and colours! Keep an eye out for a new outfit post featuring this very pretty piece soon!

*c/o Hengelo Boutique Olivia Burton watch, here*


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ever Glaze Extended Wear Review

Nail varnish is one of my most purchased cosmetics, i love to mix it up and it's so easy to match outfits and moods to your nail varnish colour! Ever Glaze are part of the worldwide famous China Glaze brand, so i couldn't wait to paint my nails with the new extended wear polishes and give them a go! The colours are amazing and so vivid and bright, they're also really true to how they look online and on screen which for me is really important as if i pick a sparkly neon pink then i want it to look just like that.

The application is beautiful and so smooth and clean, the brush isn't too thin or thick but just right and fits the natural shape of the nail so well, so it glides on leaving no odd sticky mess or residue. The varnish itself is super slick and thick without being difficult to work with, i found the 'Will you be mine?' neon pink with subtle glitter flecks to have a more matte finish than the glossy shades - this i absolutely loved as it dried very quickly and had an amazing finish where you could see the glitter in the light without it being over the top - this is definitely my favourite shade and one i'll for sure be purchasing in the future!

The other shades were more glossy and shiny, the 'Fig-ure it out' shade is a very deep, dark, sexy plum colour which made my nails super shiny and sassy, the nail varnish lasted 4 days without chipping, then i had a tiny little bit on the ends where the colour started to rub away slightly - however they lasted a good week before i had to redo them which is amazing as i have a really busy lifestyle, working, exercising, and being here there and everywhere - plus all of the other polishes i tried from the Ever Glaze extended wear range lasted at least a week too, so i was really impressed with the results and lasting finish! I also tried a couple of other colours too, 'French Press' is a dark bronze colour with an almost metallic/subtle glitter finish - i loved how this colour had different dimensions to it and the high varnish shine finish looked really smart, although it's dark it has a real neutral look to it and it's a shade that can be worn with different outfits and colours. A classy, simple red nail varnish will never go out of style and this Ever Glaze shade 'Tomato-Tomatoe' represents this - it's a bright red lacquer with a high shine finish and classic look, the application and finish makes this red polish more luxurious than other high street brands and has staying power too!
I'm a big new fan of these Ever Glaze extended wear polishes, they last well, dry quickly, apply easily and have the most beautiful finish, it's love!

*c/o Ever Glaze nail varnish, here*


Monday, 22 August 2016

The Monday Piece - O Basket Bag

This week's Monday Piece is on this O Basket Bag! The ladies at the O Bag Store in Solihull very kindly gifted me with a bag when i popped in over the weekend to see their store so i got to choose my own bits to make up this cute little bag! I fell in love with the O Basket bag as i love the shape, it's like a little bucket and hangs so sweetly from my arm and hand - i tried a few different body colours, including khaki, grey, sand and black, then added different inserts to them to see how they looked - i liked the simple patent style insert, and the linen too, but was instantly drawn to the faux fur styles as they look mega plush and are so soft, i think it adds i different dimension and extra bit of texture and i love how it pops out of the top of the bag.

The insert can be interchanged and screws into the inside of the bag, they have different colours too so i tried the grey and caramel colours before deciding on black for a smart and sleek look! I then swapped the handles and decided to choose the silver chain with a black leather strap - i'm obsessed with the black and silver combination at the moment so i absolutely love this! The fabric of the O basket body is moulded from a soft and tactile material called EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), it is also waterproof, lightweight and resilient, and most importantly it wipes clean - ideal for me as i'm guaranteed to drop/spill something on it!

I've worn my O Basket Bag with my tie up Zara leggings and a draped chiffon top i picked up recently from Label Lab at House of Fraser - it's such a fun bag to wear and it's so light too, plus it's suitable for all year round and all weather which makes it super versatile!

*House of Fraser top, here*
*Zara leggings, here*
*c/o O Bag O Basket Bag, here*
*c/o Johnny Loves Rosie necklace, here*
*c/o Boohoo sunglasses, here*
*New Look boots, here*

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