Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Holiday Dress, some Jewellery bits, Clarins & Estee Lauder

I think I might have an extreme obsession with the TopShop lipstick in Ohh La La.  It's all I want to wear at the moment.  I wore it on Saturday night (excuse the blurry pic) and since it's rare for me to find a shade that suits my hair colour and skintone this well, I'm going to have to buy loads of back ups! Oh yeah and I'm still in love with OPI Cajun Shrimp so I'm constantly wearing that too.  I stand by my statement that it's THE summer colour for nails for 2011.  Unfortunately that's not a soft drink in my hand and unfortunately I paid the price for all those cocktails on Sunday morning! Ouch.

My Dorothy Perkins Coral Dress arrived today! And it's gorgeous and so perfect for my holiday.  It's lightweight, the colour is amazing and best of all it's flattering on my figure.  I still can't believe it was only £20 in the sale.  I'm definitely going to go back to the website for more and see if I can get the butterfly dress and the colour block one I posted about here.

The braided belt with gold detailing defines your waist in a really relaxed way but brings more shape to the dress.  The dress is more on the orange side of the coral scale (like in the first pic) but it seems to photograph differently every time you point a camera at it!

I also picked up three pieces of jewellery from the DP site, starting with this Cream Tusk Shaped Pendant for only £3.00!  It's made out of plastic obviously but who's to know but us!  It will look great teamed with the coral dress.

Next up, I spotted this crazy silver Urchin ring for £6.50...it's like a knuckle-duster! It will take a bit of getting used to because I don't normally wear massive rings but I do really like the fact that it's unique-looking.

Lastly, I got this Cream Leaf Wrap Ring for £7.50.  I have never worn this wrap around style before and I like that it's quite delicate and pretty.  Perfect for summer!

Just finished watching the latest episode of Made In Chelsea and I LOVED the strapless warm marigold yellow dress that Caggie was wearing in Cannes.  I don't own anything in that colour and I'm not usually a lover of yellow but that shade looked amazing against her golden skin and blonde hair! I may have to do some investigative work and find out where that dress is from (fingers crossed it's not designer!).

I go mad for lip balms in summer and these Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balms are the perfect answer for daytime subtly shimmery, sheer, juicy lips in the most gorgeous shades!

L-R:  Rose Nectar (02), Papaya Pulp (06), Raspberry Smoothie (04), Strawberry Sorbet (07).

Even the shade names are enough to make your mouth water!  They have a very slight cherry scent and flavour and even though I normally hate the smell or taste of cherries, I really don't mind it in these lip balms.

They give a really glossy finish that looks fresh and summery and there's no stickiness which is something that's imperative when I'm looking for a summer lip balm.  These balms contain loads of nourishing, repairing and protective ingredients that will keep your lips in good condition whilst you wear them. 

L-R: Rose Nectar, Papaya Pulp, Raspberry Smoothie, Strawberry Sorbet.

These lip balms come in 8 shades altogether and they are £15 each for a 15ml tube which will last a long time.  These will definitely be close to hand this summer for touch ups because I much prefer the lightweight texture and sheer look for daytime.

I had this product on my lust list as soon as I heard about it and it's the Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator.  This serum is designed to reduce blotchiness, blemish marks, dark spots and discolourations whilst improving the general radiance of your skin.  I'm perpetually trying to improve and maintain the general condition of my skin.

I know it's neither here nor there but...I love the reflective bottle!
I will be using this serum over the next few weeks every morning and night before my moisturiser.  I will, of course, report back to you guys with regards to it's performance and give my honest thoughts on whether I feel it has made a difference to my skin. 


  1. I love the Clarins lip perfector and have been avoiding buying these cause I don't want a lipglossy texture, would you say it's the same or similair to the lip perfectors? TY xx

  2. The consistency and feel is very similar to that of the lip perfectors. They just have slightly more shimmer and pigment. Hope this helps :) xx

  3. I like the lipglosses, might have to get some :-) also the coral/orange/pink? dress is very cute...

  4. The Estee Lauder product sounds good, look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. :) x

  5. Cant wait to hear what you think of the Estee Lauder!

  6. Love the jewelry! So fun!!

  7. You look so pretty! That Yellow dress would look amazing on you, that shade of yellow is really unique...I'll let you know if I spot it!


  9. Apparently the dress is this http://www.austique.co.uk/Product_Catalogue/Fashion/Swimwear/Zimmermann_Vanishing_Strapless_Floral_Print_Dress_9972

  10. That dress is gorgeous I might just have to go and consider getting it for myself saying as its nice and afforable :)

    The clarins lip blam in Papaya Pulp instantly attracted me more than the pinks, its beautiful, nd I think I may just be obsessed with corals for summer time. Lovely post xx

  11. I can't find that lipstick in my Topshop, was it limited edition?

  12. @Andrea - I don't think it's limited edition...it just came out as part of their core collection. Here's the link to it on their website http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2256874&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208567&parent_categoryId=208495&pageSize=20

  13. LOVE this post! Just found your blog via MissNatty's blog roll. ;) Enjoying what I'm seeing so far! And I am in love with your furbabies!!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  14. Gorgeous doll! loving the horn necklace and that dress on you!!! xo

  15. I also really love that yellow Caggie dress! Let me know how the serum goes. I use double wear a s a moisturiser at night but the smell gets to me after a while. Any watermellon smell with this?? And ps.. do you have twitter? We need to get you on there!!xx


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