Check out these lovely lip balms by www.shelllipbalm.co.uk  There are 4 fab options to choose from all costing £12.99, or 2 for £22.

These beautiful balms are made with sustainably sourced shells, filled with delicious smelling organic balm, and even have a wee mirror inside too.  Super cute or what!? 

Exactly the sort of treasure i’d be delighted to find on any beach!


Today I am sporting a healthy glow.  Due to exercise, good nutrition & hydration and loads of sleep!  Errrm, actually that might be, errrm, a  bit of a fib!  It’s actually due to my new favourite self tan, Makebelieve!

Makebelieve is a no nonsense, risk free self tan, with a clever new zoning system which ensures you develop the perfect personalised colour!

 The system works by numbering the range from 1-5, where 1 is lightest and 5 is darkest.   

Now we all know, what is a dark tan for one skin tone may be a lighter tan for others, so makebelieve have used real life references to describe the end colour, leaving users looking more ‘Made in Chelsea’, apposed to ‘The only way is Essex!’

The other thing I love, love, love about this fab range, is the smell!  Goodbye days of us smelling like stale biscuits!  Hello summertime and an exotic fragrance to match!

 There isn’t just one product that I particularly like about the Makebelieve range as honestly the whole lot is brill!  I’m also loving that the range contains anti aging ingredients!  What more could could a girl with a glow want?


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Check out my fashion column on the below link…

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Can’t see it?  Here’s what i said…

The weather is doing my head, wardrobe and my wallet in. When I rise for work every morning it’s usually cold, so I wrap myself in a plethora of knits.  Yet by lunchtime I’m like a stressed sheep; clammy and woolly.  On the other hand, if it’s fair out side I may wear some skinnys and a top.  Maybe even a tea dress and a blazer.  Needless to say I inevitably end up freezing and therefore grumpy.  To be honest I’m over it, the present climate is like dating a flaky boy.  I’m confused, don’t know where I stand, and just wish the weather would commit! 

Turning a negative into a positive, it’s a great excuse (like we need one girls) to buy…..lovely scarves (Cue a trip to The Dressing Room in St Albans, Anna in Harpenden, or even Accessorize in Welwyn); cosy cardis and light knits (M&S have some great and reasonably prices staple ones); and that can’t be without Autumn essential leather jacket (after all, every girl does need a fabulous leather jacket)…..erm , i might have, erm, accidentally, erm, bought-the jacket-of-my-dreams from Whistles this month.  Shhhhh.

Whistles Leather Jacket – £295 from John Lewis

Autumn is also an exciting time for footwear with so many great options to choose from.  I’m loving the extended stay of the Chelsea boot (check out Russell and Bromley, they have some fab ones).  The Dressing Room in St Albans have some gorgeous sheepskin lined baseball boots, and even Uggs are upping their games and making their boots less, well, Ugg-ly.  Alternatively, I would advise investing in a good brogue or loafer, if you’re not ready for boots yet.  Don’t skimp in shoe area ladies.  Cheap footwear is a false economy and in the wise words of India Knight, ‘always buy the best you can afford’.  Kate Kanzier have some fab coloured brogues, as do Kurt Geiger and Office.  Do not, i repeat not, go to Primark.  Save such a trip for high fashion shoes which you will fall apart as soon as they start to become dated anyway.

Cadogan Chelsea Boot – Russell & Bromley £195

Betana Brogue – £55 from www.katekanzier.com

Winter is on it’s way, and like a band of well healed squirrels, we need to be prepared girls.  That’s what I told my bank manager anyway.  Here are some of my best autumn buys that you shouldn’t be without in these trying mid season months. 

Bargain! – Abby Boho Patchwork Square Scarf – £18 from Accessorize

 

 

Barter! – Cath Kidston Birds Shawl – £48 from www.cathkidston.co.uk

Bank job! - Leopard Print Scarf, Lily and Lionel £90 from http://www.the-dressingroom.com/ 


This fab Biba cocktail ring will draw admiring glances to both your face and hands, with its iconic Biba logo and it’s hidden shimmery pink gloss for your lips Only £15 and available from Debenhams and Westfield.

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Don’t even get me started on the rest of the Biba makeup range. The colours and packaging are all gorgeous!

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Oh the shame of it, Abercrome & Fitch has offered Mike Sorrentino money to stop wearing their clothes!

A statement from A&F confirmed “We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”

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Ironically, one of A&F’s most popular shirts last summer was a “humor graphic tee” emblazoned with the word “Fitchuation” in an effort to capitalize on the show’s success.

How fitchy!

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