Beauty, Fashion, Life

Handbag Essentials

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I have always been a big bag lover – my Mulberry Bayswater is my favourite handbag and it holds everything I would ever need and it used to come with my everywhere. But recently I got my hands on the beautiful Whistles Rivington in the croc embossed leather (similar here) and it has change my life.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love and use my Bayswater, but on days when I’m only going to the shop down the road, or leave the house for a short journey I grab my Rivington. And since there is quite the size difference between the two I had to pick out my top must haves – the essentials.

The standard selection, that forms half the contents of the bag, contains phone, purse, keys – so I have my iPhone 5s, a Mulberry card holder (similar here), that I got in one of their outlet stores and my keys with a Louis Vuitton cles, that was an anniversary present, attached to them.

The other half can be grouped under the beauty product title. I have my NARS setting powder compact that doubles up as a mirror, I also carry my favourite perfume of the moment, Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin (it is absolutely amazing) and two lip products – Omorovicza’s Perfecting Lip Balm and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry, which is my ultimate everyday red lip choice – it’s moisturising, has SPF 15 and is red, what else would you need?

(In the last month my make up routine has also become much more laid back; if previously I couldn’t leave the house with out lining my eyes, then now I’ve been opting for a simple curl and mascara on my eyes and a red balm on the lips.)

What are your absolute handbag must haves?



Beauty, Fashion, Skincare, Wish list

Autumn Inspiration

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The weather has finally changed and after a long period of sun and warm weather we have been thrown in to a wet and windy autumn, which, I’m a tiny but happy about, because the big chunky knits can finally come out and you can add an extra cup of tea in to your day just for staying warm.

For the past month I’ve been feeling really tired and I believe that it definitely shows in this post. All I can think about is comfort and relaxing.

H&M have released a few really nice 100% cashmere pieces and they are really reasonably prided. All of them are basics, which is right up my street and I would be lying if I said that only a couple of them are on my wish list.

Sticking with knits, I’ve been lusting over this ASOS Herringbone Scarf for the longest time. It’s oversized and fluffy – what more can you want?

Footwear wise I’ve been looking at two different items, both inspired by Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup. The first one is a pair of Ash boots. They are pricey and I don’t really tend to wear heals, but I really, really want them.

The second is a pair of Nike trainers. This is a trend I’ve been uninterested in for the longest time, but something has changed in my style preferences and now I really want them.

Another opinion change has happened regarding books. Ever since the Kindle came out I have been saying that I will always prefer a real book – you just can’t beat it. But there has been a boom in hardcover releases and almost every single book I want to reed and take with me on the train to work now weighs a ton. I already have a bad back, so I might look in to getting Paperweight.

The last item is something I already own. The Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm has been my go to lip product of the month, I absolutely love it! It’s super pricey at £32 a pot, but I had saved enough Pengo, to get it for free. If you can justify the money, it’s defiantly worth it.

How are you feeling this autumn?