May favourites be served

Like what I did there? Here’s a few things I’ve been loving throughout the month of May. From the odd beauty piece, a couple of fashion items I now can’t live without and a few other things in-between.

Enjoy.

H x

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My top high end and high street beachwear picks

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1. The Grace cover-up by Moeva £227    |    2. Very Resort High neck bikini £18 top £12 bottoms    |    3. Lisa Maree Elevated Landing Bikini £98    |    4. ASOS Ombre Fringed Triangle Bikini Top   |    5. Beach Cafe African Odyssey Bikini £163   |    6. Love Naja Faye Racerback One-Piece $95

I’m always torn with swimwear each summer, do I invest in an expensive piece – hoping it will stay in fashion? or do I go for the cheap and chearfull high street and keep up with the new trends? I’ve never been confident in a bikini, so I always lean towards the expensive option, in hope that paying more, I will instantly become that super toned skinny model in the pictures. Sadly it never comes true.

Dispite this, I still have a few pieces from both ends of the spectrum I’ve had my eye on this spring in anticipation of my summer holiday. Hopefully putting this post out there and having a few opinions from you guys will help me decide on what to add into my online basket.

Unknown-2The Moeva cover-up being rocked by Lucy Meck – someone on the top of my bikini bod lust list.

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Rosie Fortescue (Made in Chelsea star) rocking the Elevated Landing bikini (top) and the African Odyssey Bikini.

H x

I was inspired to put together this post by Naja, a luxury lingerie brand that is changing the lives of women through their Underwear for Hope program. Check out their full collection of bras, panties and eco-friendly bikinis if you like the Faye Racerback shown above! 

Dinner at Number 1 Leicester Street

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I had some mixed feelings on Number 1 Leicester Street and my visit there. The food is a fusion of french and Vietnamese and the idea of the dishes is you order in a tapas style. I’m all over spanish tapas, I think it’s a great way to order especially in a party. However I just don’t think No 1 did it right, the dishes were way too small – even for tapas – and it was pretty pricey.

Over-all it was a lovely evening with great company, however I don’t think I’ll be re-visiting any time soon.

H x

 

 

Fashion: Styling Dungerees

 

Dungerees are a trend I am SO glad are back, they’re the perfect Sunday uniform and look great with a vintage tee or slouchy jumper. Although the trend could have you looking like a bad 90’s throw back, it’s important to style them right. So here’s my lookbook on my YouTube channel with 4 ways to style dungerees.

Enjoy!

H x

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ESSIE mint green

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It’s been a long time since I brought nail varnish. I stopped painting my nails and doing my own gel nails just over a year ago and was convinced it was the perfect thing for me. Until no matter what gel brand I used, my gels were chipping after only 2-3 days of doing my nails.

So I decided to go back to painting my nails the good old fashioned way and seeing if using some slightly better varnishes (I’ve heard so many beauty YouTubers rave about Essie) would make a difference to the chipping front.

If this works out, I’m planning on doing a series of posts on new colours I’m going to try out. The first one on the list, Blossom Dandy, a lovely mint green colour that’s just perfect for spring. Let me know if you have any recomendations on nail varnish brands that have a reputation for resisting the chip – I’d LOVE to try them out.

H x

The Lust List: May addition

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 12.12.37 PM1. Chloe Faye bag | 2. Meredith Hahn Riann Necklace | 3. ASOS Petite Coat | 4. Spitfire A-Teen Round Sunglasses

| 5. ASOS Wide Leg Trouser | 6. Meredith Hahn Kat Petite Lariat Necklace | 7. Meredith Hahn Katy Studs

| 8. Warehouse Crescent Shape Across Body Bag

Lately I’ve been thinking about investing in some slightly more expensive pieces that will be ‘timeless’ and obviously better quality and last longer. The first thing on my lust list is a ridiculously expensive handbag from Chloe… This is one I think I will need to think about for a while… although I won’t be purchasing it in May, it well deserved to make the list as it’s just so beautiful.

There’s some amazing pieces of jewlery on this list which I think need to be purchased. I could buy everything on Meredith Hahn’s website, but for now these pieces will have to do.

I’m really hoping these wide leg trousers will suit me and not swamp me. I’m only 5ft 4′ so I’m hoping they won’t be too long for me… They will look amazing on holiday and throughout summer. A great way to feel cool and airy without committing to wearing a summer dress.

What’s made your lust list this month?

H x

Superdrug hair, body and beauty haul

 

On the rare occasion, I buy enough hair, beauty and bath products in one go making it possible for me to create a haul. So here you have it!

All products mentioned are in the drop down menu in the YouTube video. Give it a thumbs up and please subscribe if you haven’t already. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvlPWliHbAPurj9iYiYH8MQ

H x