Sunday, 18 November 2012


Hi all just a quick blog post as I'm really tired, I've been in Edinburgh all weekend and I'm so tired, but it was well worth it! As a bonus I also discovered a new tasty cocktail which I have to recreate at home it's called a Mardi Gras has anyone had it?

Anyway slightly off subject but I just wanted to christen and show off my new blog design, courtesy of the super talented and lovely Steph at Bonjour Belle - Click here to visit Stephs blog!.   I've been following her blog for a while and totally love it, and it was a bonus to find out Steph did blog designs and looking through her examples I knew I needed one!

The design Steph has created t's totally me and better than I could ever have designed I love it!!! Plus I have a blog button if anyone would like to feature it on their blog, a great archive (I love looking through a blog's archive, especially at their first ever post!) so feel free to have a snoop, plus there's the usual twitter, instagram and bloglovin buttons for you to follow me using these too.

Check out Steph's designs on her blog, or just check out her great beauty and fashion posts!


Monday, 12 November 2012

Praire Charms: Project Blogger - Get gorgeous braclets and help charity!

I was contacted by Prairie Charms to see if I would like to take part in their project blogger! Project blogger gives the opportunity to bloggers to take advantage of the mahoosive saving, 50% in fact off the Prairie Charms bracelet range.

The Praire Charms are so gorgeous I got 3, come on if you have a browse how could you possibly only limit it to 1!

I chose:

♥ Amelia - product image


♥ Chloe - product image

The bracelets are really cute and I like wearing all 3 together along with a few ribbon friendship bracelets I have aquired from various holidays. 

There is absolutley no obligation to write a blog review of the bracelets, but if you do, you get your blog link  posted on Praire Charms website so the lovely customers of Praire Charms can have a browse through the blogs and hopefully decide to follow!

As well as this bloggers that submit a review will be entered ionto a comeptition to win blogger of the month.  Winners will each receive their own unique, 'one of a kind,' semi-precious gemstone bracelet and the chance to collaborate their own blog and help design their own beauty blogger bracelet set which will go live on the website and offer a special discount to their own blog followers! This is such great idea and I'm so excited hope I'm a winner!

And like all our other bracelets 10% of proceeds will go to benefit Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, 'Kiss if Better' campaign. We would love to increase this % on bloggers bracelets, so the more bloggers that we can get involved the more we can do to help! 

Who's participating?
Have you got any Prairie Charms?

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Love/ Hate Relationship with St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

I recently got sent the St Tropez Bronzing Mousse from Hairtrade to review and was saving it for a special occasion to do my friends 30th Hot Tub party was an ideal event to trial it for! is one of the UK's leading online retailers of hair extensions, hair care and beauty products.

Now I must give you a bit of back history of mine and St Tropez's relationship.....

St Tropez was the first ever tanning brand I was trained to use (you may or may not know I used to be a beauty therapist...still dabble now and again), and immediately fell in love with the Original Bronzing lotion, it was the first innovative tanning brand to guarantee no tangerine tones or Satsuma streaks, (previous Piz Buin foam nightmare still haunts me!) and also seemed to fade quite well. I was loyal and it was the only tan I would reach for on special occasions or pre- holiday tanning, but the up rise of rival brand such as fake bake making a promising appearance I strayed and got waylaid with the other brands for a few good years. 

I was excited to return to this brand and try out their tanning mousse,  I prepared as usual (exfoliated, moisturised my dry bits, applied Vaseline to the hairline and eyebrows, even applying an extra dab of moisturiser to the knees hands and feet), and proceeded to apply the mousse.  

It wasn’t as dark as I remember the lotion being so I gave my legs and chest a second coating (this only really takes the best effect after you have let the first coat develop and then reapply but I didn’t have 2 nights to tan!) I went to bed to let it develop overnight full of hope that I would wake up a bronzed goddess.......

I awoke, not as dark as I would have liked and certainly not as dark as other tans make me, and my knees, elbows and feet seemed to have taken a bit too much and were darker than the rest of me, but the overall colour was a nice golden shade, I’ve listed the Good Points and Bad points below:

· Overall colour a gorgeous golden
· Natural look
· No orange tinge
· Easy to apply - guide colour for ease of application
· Good for beginners or people wanting a tan that’s not too dark
BAD POINTS (Only personal form tanning preferences)

· Not dark enough for me
· Stuck to dry areas more than other tans do
· Goes watery when using gloves - use a mitt to apply

I would probably not reach for this tan agian, I prefer Fake Bake or Vita Liberata but would reccommend this tan for beginners or people who are naturally fair wanting a golden glow rather than a full on deep tan. I might even give the St Tropez Dark lotion a trial....
St Tropez Bronzing Mousse is available at Hairtrade Click Here RRP: £30.64 Hairtrade Price: £24.51

Have you tried this tan, what did you think?/

Whats your favourite tan?


Friday, 2 November 2012

Recreation Inspiration

Love this style!

I found this pic on Polyvore and totally loved it, it's so casually cool, and stylish.  I love the pop of neon with the neutrals of the skirt and blazer.  SOooo i decided to try to recreate the look on polyvore

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration by leigh-georgina-carney Follow me on POLYVORE!!!