Colour Crush Nails from The Body Shop

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
On Sunday I attended an event at the Preston branch of The Body Shop hosted by the lovely Rachelle to celebrate the launch of their new Colour Crush nail varnishes which go on sale in their stores and online today!

The Colour Crush nail varnish collection comprises 24 shades inspired by nature including a clear top and base coat to protect your polish. They're cruelty free and 100 % vegan. The polishes are quick drying and boast a high gloss shine similar to the shine you get with shellac polishes.

Rach kindly let us choose our favourite shade to take home.. after much deliberation over the colours ( I want them all!) I was drawn to 'Peach Babe' but couldn't resist picking up 'Got The Blues' too, it's the perfect blueberry shade for the winter months. The polishes retail at a purse friendly £5.00 and I'm sure I'll be adding to my collection soon.

We also got chance to test out some of the products in the new Argan Oil range enriched with Fair Trade Argan Oil from Morocco including the Miracle Solid Oil to give a moisture boost to dry skin and hair, the Bubbling Bath Oil which creates rich bubbles for you to relax amongst whilst the oil soothes you and the moisturising Argan Oil Body Lotion.

Thank you to Rach and The Body Shop for another great event.. I can't wait for the next one! 

What's your favourite nail varnish shade? 
Have you tried Argan Oil?

What They Wore... Golden Globes 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014
The 71st Annual Golden Globe awards held in LA last night saw the red carpet awash with a mixture of colourful gowns, metallic hues, red lips and statement jewellery. These are my top ten looks from the evening.

Caitlin Fitzgerald went straight on my best dressed list in this vintage style powder blue Emilia Wickstead gown with a mullet hem. Relatively new to red carpet scene Lupita Nyong'o stood out in a red off the shoulder cape dress by Ralph Lauren. 

Anything but a standard LBD, Cate Blanchett wowed in an Armani Prive lace couture gown. She accessorised with diamond Chopard earrings from their Green Carpet Collection. Not only was she a winner in the fashion stakes, she took home the award for 'Best Actress' in 'Blue Jasmine.' Also opting for black lace, Leslie Mann stepped out in this striking peplum dress from Dolce & Gabbana.

Michelle Dockery and Zooey Deschanel both chose Oscar de la Renta to create a fairytale look for the red carpet. Michelle paired her pretty jewelled gown with a simple red lip. I loved Zooey's embellished cropped top styled with a full tulle skirt and studded Oscar de la Renta pumps. Renowned for her love of nail art she opted for a daisy manicure for the awards. 

The Downton Abbey ladies certainly know how to party in style with Laura Carmichael also looking effortlessly elegant on the red carpet in a monochrome Viktor & Rolf gown with a sweetheart neckline and a simple silhouette. Margot Robbie wore a plunging white Gucci dress with a thigh high split which revealed emerald green Christian Louboutin's matching her emerald and crystal lined gown. 

Images Source: Glamour

Helen Mirren looked stunning in a bespoke draped gown from one of my favourite British designers, Jenny Packham. I loved the beaded detailing across the emerald fabric. To compliment the dress she wore emerald and diamond earrings. The metallic trend was popular on the night. Naomi Watts stood out in this metallic Tom Ford gown with a statement gold chain necklace.

Who was your best dressed at the Golden Globes? 
What was your favourite trend from the red carpet? 

Off To The Races

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
With a slight glimpse of sunshine over the recent bank holiday weekend I can't wait for summer to finally arrive! This means a host of summer events (and a reason to buy a new outfit!) are just around the corner. Royal Ascot is one of the major events in the summer social calendar and style stakes too! Taking place from Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd June this year it's a chance to get together with your friends, try your luck on the horses and of course put on your best dress! 

Ascot is renowned for its fashion including the evident faux pas each year. Even with the introduction of stricter sartorial guidelines last year some still don't seem to get it right! In celebration of Royal Ascot I've put together three looks for a day at the races to show it's possible to look good whatever your budget without ending up on the  'what were they thinking' pages in the press or on one of these lists of the worst hats ever seen at Royal Ascot.

Under £100

Blue Broderie Dress - Dorothy Perkins - £38.00
Nude Peep Mid Heels - Dorothy Perkins - £25.00

For all you budget babes out there who are looking to find a new outfit and still have some money left over to place a bet or two on the day head to the high street to pick up this pretty powder blue scalloped hem dress. Team with a cute pair of nude peep toes and a simple fascinator and you're races ready! 

Under £150

Mesh Embroidered Dress - Warehouse - £80.00
Patent Nude Peep Toes - George at Asda - £14.00
Tate Hatinator - Coast - £50.00

If you have a little extra cash to spend how about a brightly coloured statement dress that'll leave you being snapped for all the right reasons! Style with classic patent nude peep toes and this lavish nude Tate hatinator for a classic look. 

Under £200

Miami Print Jersey Dress - Coast - £95.00
Black High Heeled Platforms - Faith - £39.20
Nelly Hatinator - Coast - £60.00

If you're looking to splash out on an outfit Coast is one of my favourite places for occasion dresses. I love the bold print on the figure hugging Miami wrap dress. Finish with black platforms and the lavish Nelly hatinator for a striking races look! 

Are you going to Royal Ascot this year? 
What's your dream races outfit? 

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