Oh my God, I've only gone and bloody done it, haven't I? It took a bit of seducing, I must admit, a lot of weighing up the pro's and con's, but I bit the bullet and committed. I finally bought a MAC Pallette (Well, what else would I be on about!?)

After plenty of research (Vivianna Does Make Up is always my go-to for this), I decided to begin my collection with All That Glitters, Sable, Expensive Pink, Amber Lights, Embark (Matte) and Antiqued (working left to right, top to bottom). When deciding on the colours, I couldn't believe how pigmented they were and with such little fallout as well. It's true what they say; you really do get what you pay for. The palette itself cost £15, but considering it will literally last forever, I had no qualms about paying it. Each individual eyeshadow is then £10, which is why I'm gradually building my collection rather than splurging over £150 in one go. 

I've previously had the Naked2 and Naked3 palettes, spent far too much money on the inexpensive MUA goodies as well as used Benefit, Make-Up Revolution (oh my god the fallout), No.7 and other high street shadows. Whilst I love the Naked palettes, and think MUA is great for how cheap it is, nothing compares to how these MAC shadows apply and the overall affect that they give. I urge you, that if you love and collect your eyeshadows as much as I do, invest in one of these bad boys. 

Moving on to Charlotte Tilbury. I've been eyeing up this brand for months, but being a high-street girl through and through, I've always been careful before splurging out on a beauty product. Whilst doing my research for my MAC palette on Vivianne Does Makeup, I also came across the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Mona Lisa. The way it contoured her lid without applying a darker shadow was an instant 'heart-skipped-a-beat' moment, and I couldn't walk away from the Fenwick beauty hall without trying it. I didn't realise you could create a really soft daytime look with this as well, so this product is just a winner all round. 

Now that was meant to be the end of the beauty purchases, but then I saw the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks staring at me. No seriously, they were proper giving me the eye. That packaging...those colours...I had to at least TRY a couple. 

But then it happened. I walked away with the Sexy Sienna lipstick, and I don't regret it at all. It's the most beautiful coral colour, and is really creamy to apply but with a lovely matte finish. It's a great high-end dupe to the Sleek 'Barely There' lipstick, in case anybody covets that as much as I. 

Does anybody else love investing in good quality makeup? Is there any MAC eyeshadows I must add to my palette or any colours great for blue eyes? Let me know! 


As Summer is nearing to an end, it seems like there is bad case of post-holiday blues infecting the nation. The disease seems to be spreading like wildfire and the cure...well, scientists are apparently 'working on it'. So in the meantime, Jet2holidays have come up with a little pick-me-up, so we can focus on things other than darker mornings and mild frostbite.

I was sent a little box (which in itself is enough to put a smile on my face) of little goodies to help my case of post-holiday blues. It consisted of:
-A tan - to keep my holiday colour looking fresh, even on English shores.
-Moisturiser - to lock in that remaining colour and help my skin feel epic.
- Sweets - because who doesn't love a sweet treat?
-A postcard -  to offer a little positivity or to send on to a loved one and help them feel happier.
A Pizza Express Voucher - because if food doesn't make you feel better, you're not human.

I especially loved the postcard, as I think it's a wonderful way of injecting a little bit of happiness into every day life. Why not purchase a couple (Paperchase is great for this) and make a little inspiration montage? I particular love this one from Gh0stparties! 

Personally, I think the best way to get over your post-holiday blues is to always have something booked in the diary! Whether it's a weekend of fun or just a couple of hours, having something to look forward to helps you combat Stay-In-Bed Syndrome and gives you a reason to spring out of bed every morning. Here's a couple of ideas, in case you're lacking:

- Book a weekend away with a friend/partner - with so many websites now offering great deals, there's no reason to not explore a new city. You can even keep it local and see what cities such as Leeds or Bath have to offer. I promise it will feel like a mini holiday! 

- Pamper yourself - find a date that you can just make yourself feel awesome! Face masks, home manicures, candles - a pamper evening is a great way to feel rejuvenated. 

Catch up - always have something on with your girlfriends that you can look forward to; cinema, dinner, shopping, Netflix night...nothing beats girls time for putting a smile on your face.

What do you think of Jet2holiday's post-holiday blues box? How do you get over your blues? 

*I was sent this box for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fashion fades, style is eternal, - Yves Saint Laurent.

In celebration of the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition, Farfetch have asked fashion bloggers to put together a set or wish list around the iconic Saint Laurent Le Smoking Tuxedo jacket.

The exhibition will be presenting a comprehensive display of the French fashion designer’s work.
 It will present fifty items, including some iconic pieces from the Russian Collection and the Tuxedo.

To keep the theme of 'eternal' style, I wanted to keep my pieces really classic and transferable to any season. My three themes are:
1. Monochrome
2. Minimalist
3. Individual 

I love the YSL Smoking Jacket, and wanted to style this piece for an evening look. I'd personally wear the jacket loosely over the shoulders to make the look a little less tailored and show more detailing of the gorgeous collar dress. Shirt dresses are really in this season, and I liked how this piece is keeping that trend as well as rocking some embellishment. It could be worn summer (with some sandals and a crossbody) or winter (with tights and some boots) - a perfect eternal dress. I didn't want the outfit to look too smart, so paired it with the Classic Paris Ankle Boots to grunge it up a little whilst keeping that femininity.

The Sac De Jour is a staple for any woman, and I love this crocodile embossed version, perfect for SS16. I've always preferred tote bags to any other style as you can just fit so much in them; medical might-needs, 5 types of lipbalm, vouchers for that 'just in case' moment - a bigger bag is definitely my wardrobe essential.

And lastly, I added the Monogram ring, to really show off the YSL brand and add a little bit of shine to the overall look. 

What do you think of the look I've created? Would you want to go to the Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition? 


Top - Zara / Jeans - Topshop / Belt - H&M / Watch - JORD

As promised, here is a blog post of me styling my JORD Wood Watch. I know, I know, where's the white top & blue jeans combo? To be honest, I just really wanted to show off this top and it looked silly with my blue jeans for a reason I still can't understand (you know those items that just don't...go). Maybe its the rips, or the fit of the jean, but I looked weird. Need I say more.

I like this watch with a simple outfit such as this and I think the rose gold really stands out against a monochrome look. I'm still figuring out what rings I can wear with this. Does anybody else think the silver looks a little bit odd? Maybe nothing's looking right in my head today!

What do you think about how the Wood Watch looks? Let me know your thoughts!

*JORD sent me this watch for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.