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  18/12/2016
starry purses

Cuffed to the Bling
  The Stars Leather Coin Purse with key fob inside, 7.5 x 11.5cm,  was £20, currently selling at half price.  Star Velvet Cosmetics Bag 22 x 16cm, £20.  Available at PiaJewellery  
       
       
     
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  08/12/2016
love a starry top

Cuffed to the Bling
  I've found starry jumper manufacturer Only, I'm in starry jumper heaven.  The Onlchristina Sweatshirt in black, the Onlpresent Jumper in night sky, both £24.99 and the  Onlstarling Jumper in dark grey, £28.99.  Available at Zalando.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  04/12/2016
black tops

Cuffed to the Bling
  New Look Black Ribbed Jumper, a body-con jumper with a really nice neckline, £17.99 and the Black Sheer Panel Curved Hem T-Shirt,  
       
       
     
       
         
         
 
 
         
  23/11/2016
Blue fur parka

Cuffed to the Bling
  I've been after a parka with the blue fur for a long time, and here it is.  The LILY LULU Blue Faux Fur Hooded Full Fleece Parka Coat Khaki Green is £109, with the 10% discount I paid £98.  
       
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
19/11/2016
New Look

Cuffed to the Bling
The New Look Black Mesh Split Side Longline T-Shirt.  Mesh fabric with a rounded neckline, V back, simple short sleeves, high split sides and a casual fit.  This is for wearing over a tubular mini skirt and as skimpy a tight top as you dare, it's so flattering, £14.99.  I love this, the picture really doesn't do it full credit, looks great on.  The New Look White Check Pinafore Dress with a scoop neckline, zip back fastening in a mini length and casual fit that is true to size, was £24.99 now down to £17.00.  The New Look Black Sateen Single Pocket Pyjama Shirt, my new favourite pyjama shirt, £14.99The New Look Silver Metallic V Neck Vest with a dip hem, was £14.99 now down to £7. 
         
         
       
         
       
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  02/11/2016
starry jumper

Cuffed to the Bling
  The H&M Jacquard-knit Jumper in the dark blue/stars is made of a cotton blend containing some alpaca wool with long raglan sleeves and ribbing at the cuffs and hem, £19.99.  
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  25/10/2016
camo shacket and starry mesh

  A camo shacket is a must, I found mine at River Island.  The Green Camo Hooded Shacket, camouflage print body with contrasting jersey drawstring hood and sleeves, popper front fastening and chest and side pockets, £38.  The River Island Black Mesh Star Print Boxy T-shirt is a sheer mesh boxy fit T with a scuba bralet and a gold star print, was £32, down to £15.  The bralet can easily be snipped out to allow the T to be worn over any vest or bra top.  
       
       
     
       
       
         
         
 
 
         
  22/10/2016
pj shirt, lace midi, I've got all the shoes and a new make up bag

  Some key pieces.  I've wanted the first one for decades.  As a 20-summit year old I went out dancing wearing The Dad's jammy jacket, the one he got for a hospital stay when he nearly died from a burst stomach ulcer but was saved by NHS Scotland.  His hospital pyjama top in light blue cotton with dark blue piping, I wore it as a shirt, but unbuttoned, like a jacket, or shacket if you like, or open and tied at the waist, usually over a black basque, a tight ruched-right-up-the-back jersey midi pencil skirt and long lace gloves, a la Madonna.  I was so cool.  
       
    Now this pj-style shirt in black with white binding is exactly what I'd have designed for my 20-summit-year-old self.  The River Island Black Lightweight Shirt, was £35 down to £15.  I've always loved a jersey pencil skirt, the Zara Midi Length Lace Skirt £15.99 is so me.  On to the shoes.  The Nine West Academy3 Mid Heel Court Shoe, a smart and classic shoe with an almond toe, double strap with buckle fastening, a 4.5" shaved-back block heel and snake-effect design.  Was £95, down to £69, available in several online shops, I bought from House Of Fraser for the free p&p.  The ALDO Arenawiel with the triple buckled straps and a 9cm block heel is all Mary Jane sweet with BOLD written all over it and amazingly comfortable, £65 down to £31.98.  I like a leather make up bag, here's a really roomy one, the Topshop Simple Leather Make Up Bag £16.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  17/10/2016
ankle grazer

  Loving a crop slim leg trouser now.  This one is Dorothy PerkinsBlack Pique Slim Ankle Grazer Trouser in the short/petite version, was £18, now £13.50.  
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  10/10/2016
silver Saltire ring

  I found this Sheila Fleet silver Saltire ring quite by accident on the www.  Was a must-have, and now I have.  Made in Orkney, this beautiful ring is inspired by Scotland's national flag, steeped in history and thought to be the oldest national flag in Europe.  Silver with Sapphire Blue enamel, now I can wear my hopes, dreams and politics on my finger, £129.  
       
       
     
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  25/09/2016
H&M

  The latest H&M shop at Starry Towers.  Loving my new H&M ankle crop trouser so much I went back for more.  Grey ankle-length Slacks in woven fabric with a concealed hook-and-eye fastener, side pockets, a welt pocket at the back, and tapered legs with short slits at the hems, £24.99.  The Suit Trousers in grey check.  Stretch weave with a regular waist with a concealed hook-and-eye fastener, side pockets, a welt back pocket and tapered legs with creases, £14.99.  The Cigarette Trouser in black, ankle-length cigarette trousers in stretch cotton satin with a regular waist with a concealed hook-and-eye fastener, side pockets, a welt back pocket and tapered legs, £12.99.  Another of my favourite H&M items is the short wrap skirts, added these two to the Starry Towers Walk-in-Wardrobe, the Wrap Skirt in black and white, a short skirt in a stretch, jacquard knit with a wrapover front and concealed elastication at the waist and the Textured Short Skirt in black, in textured stretch jersey with a wrapover front and concealed elastication at the waist, both £12.99 each.  The Denim Skirt in dark blue is a short skirt in washed denim sewn in panels of different-coloured denim with a visible zip at the front, £19.99.  The unlined Hooded Cargo Jacket in washed cotton twill with a hood and sleeves with raw edges in sweatshirt fabric, with concealed fasteners at the front and flap chest and front pockets with fasteners, £29.99.  The Knitted Hat, £3.99.  
       
       
       
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  16/09/2016
Fantastic heels

  Gorgeous, stand-out and comfortable, I love a block heel on a beautiful shoe, here's the latest additions to my collection.  The Topshop Graduate Slingback Shoe in real leather ponyhair in the leopard with a 4" flared heel, £56.  The Topshop Roxy VCut Facet Heel Sandals in black suede leather with a white 4" facet cut heel, £65.  Looking for a leather version better suited for the rain I found the Eliana Bucci Mary Jane Shoe made of leather with snake effect in the grey, from YOOX £56.    
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  07/09/2016
Birthday Swag

  It's been a good year for the birthday swag, here are the highlights.  The Olympus Pen-F (only camera in the picture) with the kit 17mm Lens (lens on left).  The Olympus M.ZUIKO 60mm 1:2.8 DIGITAL ED Lens (on camera body) and The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Lens (on right).  After much online window shopping I decided on the Grafea leather Camera Bag Black with silver metal-wear.  H21 x W36 x D19.5cm.  Has a removable padded black interior with two adjustable dividers, one front pocket, two side pockets, on the back a zipped pocket and a slip pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap.  Large enough for a camera, extra lens and flash unit.  Was £200, down to £160.   
     
       
     
         
       
         
         
      The Three Star Stud Silver from Anna + Nina in The Netherlands €34.95 approx £29.70.  
         
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  03/09/2016
H&M & Forever21

  The Bomber Jacket in satin with front zip, side pockets, drawstring at the hem and ribbing around the collar, cuffs and hem, £24.99.  Knitted Jumper a V-neck jumper in a soft pattern knit with long sleeves and a roll-edge hem, £12.99Suit Trousers in dark blue have a stretch weave with a regular waist and hook-and-eye fastener, side pockets, welt pocket at the back and tapered, slightly shorter legs, £19.99.  All from H&M.  The Sheer Classic Tee in black £4 and the Side Slit Maxi Skirt, £13, both from Forever21.  
       
       
     
         
         
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  02/09/2016
Hard Candy

  I remember the Boots Seventeen Off The Wall Grafitti Nail Effects and the Claire's Accessories Graffiti nail polishes with such great fondness and an inability to comprehend why both these best ever varnishes are no longer available to buy.  There's one half finished nearly done-for bottle of the Claires with perhaps two more nail jobs worth in it...if I'm extremely lucky...but after that, it's gone.  And so, I searched and had to go to the USA (virtually) for a polish as close to these ones as possible.  I found the Hard Candy in Black Tie Optional.  First picture below is my left hand nails with the Claire's Accessories Graffiti on H&M Sky High.  Taken while I was on annual leave last week, this week however, back to work, nurses can't wear nail polish, so second picture is one pinkie nail of Hard Candy Black Tie Optional on Kiko Quick Dry Nail Lacquer in Cerulean.  The pinkie pic is a poor quality rush job this evening, but believe me, this Hard Candy is close enough, so happy I found it, via eBay.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
  28/08/2016
ASOS skirts

 

The New Look Pleated Midi Skirt in the light blue is a layered chiffon with contrast stretch waist and all-over pleat detailing.  Was £19.99 down to £11.50.  The TFNC Lace Skirt is a midi length sheer lace over a mini-length lining with a high-rise stretch waistband and a delicious side split.  Was £25.00 down to £15.00.  Both from ASOS.

 
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  24/08/2016
ASOS

  The Zoe and Morgan Hand Carved Sterling Silver Milky Way Ring.  Is £69 at Trouva, but with the surprise £25 Trouva recently gifted me, I wasn't expecting that, it was down to £44.  How good is a £25 gift rather than a percentage discount code, very very good.  
     
 
 
         
  15/07/2016
ASOS

  An ASOS shop brings my favourite vest top in black and now the grey.  The ASOS PETITE V Front And V Back Vest With Mesh Insert, both were £20.00 down to £12.00 The Minimum Metallic Vest was £30, down to £18.  The Y.A.S Striped Burnout T-shirt was £32, down to £20 A new favourite frock, the ASOS Pom Pom Petite T Shirt Dress, £20.  The ASOS Flared Sleeve Tunic with Deep Notch V-Neck in Knit was £32, down to £9.50.  The ASOS PETITE Jumper with V-Neck & Lace Hem was £28, down to 9.50.  The Noisy May Deep V-Neck Oversize Knit was £19.99, down to £6, a semi-sheer roomy loose fit even in the XS.  The Pimkie Lightweight Knitted Jumper, £19.99.  
       
   

 

 
     
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  11/07/2016
pants

  I recently blogged my favourite bra now here's my favourite pants.  A high rise, high cut on the hip, thong with a touch of support for a slight tummy, a tummy that used to be taught, served you well, for most of your adult life you've strutted around in bodycon mini frocks and pencil skirts, leather trousers, wore flimsy thongs, even went commando when the mood took you, for you were in no need of controlling underwear garments.  If your arse has also let you down or if you're massively overweight, this is not the pant for you, you'll have to go for something more constricting.  This is smooth sexy support for women who've done really well all their lives up to the point of getting older, you're in your early 50s now, you had a child just over 2 decades ago and major abdominal surgery resulted in total hysterectomy hormone changes.  If you recognise yourself there then this is the pant for you.  I've tried Spanx, Sloggi and others, and found them sweaty, too tight and unacceptably uncomfortable with roll-down problems and bulgy fat bit issues.  These are not them, these are comfortable, flatten the tum area, no bulgy bits of fat escaping round the edges, so comfortable I forget I'm wearing.  I wear the black, also available in white and a flesh tone.The Petite Fleur Control Thong comes in packs of 3 at £18 per pack from Look Again.  
         
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  07/07/2016
SNP charm

  This has been a long time in the planning and making it happen therefore it's with great pleasure I present my new silver SNP charm bracelet.  It has finally joined my stacking bracelet collection thanks to Gordon at The Jewellery Workshop in Kirriemuir for making the charm on commission, to The SNP for special permission and Jacy & Jools for stringing the charm on one of their beautiful 4mm silver ball bracelets for me, I'm super happy and loving it.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  06/07/2016
favourite bra

  Just done a bumper bra shop.  This is my favourite bra, fits perfectly, available in my 32F, stays in place, feels comfortable and looks good, I buy it in loads of colours and repeat buy in batches.  The Marks & Spencer Floral Jacquard Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra DD-H, in many colours.  Then there's the Floral Lace Full Cup Bra DD-H is the same bra but in a 2 tone turquoise, and the Jacquard Print Underwired Non-Padded Full Cup Bra in midnight navy, they're all the same bra, £16 each.  
       
    Shop at M&S just now and get a free pair of flipflops for every £35 spent, I got x2 pairs of the turquoise.  I'm practising wearing a flipflop without inflicting the prodding between the toes torture.  I'm not really practising, I can't bear a toe torture, I'll give them to The Boy's lovely girlfriend with her super hero magic power of feeling no pain when her big toes are cruelly and brutally seperated from her next toes to her big toes, are they called "index toes" by any chance?  
       
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
         
 
 
         
  19/06/2016
shorts

  I've already got shorts, evening out smart black ones and daytime denim and flippy ones.  Now I have star print shorts too, I think I've probably got enough shorts now.  Boohoo Olivia Star Print Denim Shorts £10.  Boohoo Mona Star Print Knitted Runner Shorts £5.  Boohoo Debbie High Rise Embroidary Mom Shorts £15.  Boohoo Alison Front High Waist Casual Shorts black £8.  Boohoo Hatty High Waisted Denim Mom Shorts £18.  Boohoo Esme Paisley Flippy Shorts £8.  F&F Floral Shorts £10.  F&F Crochet Lace Beach Shorts £14.   
       
       
     
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  27/05/2016
wellies and socks

  In need of more wellies I searched online for my favourite Man Eaters Unique from Wedge Welly.  Wedge Welly appears to be gone, the website no longer exists with a redirection taking me to some horrible looking clothes shop.  This is sad news.  I hunted and found what I belive to be the last two pairs of size 5 Wedge Welly Man Eater Unique boots in the world, found at Amazon.  Mock croc rubber and a 2.5 inch heel.  
       
    I'm not a big sock fan and don't see the need for them on many many days of my life, there is a need occassionally though.  I have over the knee black socks for wearing with wellies and these, my favourite ankle socks.  The Topshop Rib Stitch Slinky Ankle Sock is available in black and several other colours.  79% Viscose, 19% Nylon, 2% Elastane.  Machine washable.  £3.50 per pair or 3 pairs for £8.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  20/05/2016
luggage bag

  The Topshop Large Leather Luggage Bag in black is my new favourite overnight/weekend bag.  A real leather large sized luggage bag with silver tone zip top fastening.  H41cm x W60cm.  £85.  
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  18/05/2016
biker

  Just got this Leather Biker Jacket in the nick of time from River Island, out of stock now.  Close call.  
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  20/04/2016
Forever black

  The Mesh-Hem T-Shirt Dress, a short-sleeved T-shirt dress in a knee length with a curved netted mesh hem and a crew neckline, £16.   The Contemporary Layered Mesh Dress, a partially lined sleeveless mesh knit dress in a knee length featuring an attached slip with adjustable cami straps and a round neckline, £16. The mesh can be separated and worn over other cami underdresses.  The Contemporary Layered Knit Top, a sleeveless top crafted from ribbed knit layered over a textured woven with a curved hem and a keyhole cutout back £15.  All from Forever21.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  15/04/2016
nail stars

  H&M nail polish, in Hazy Days and Sky High.  One coat of this high-gloss formula provides a rich, flawless finish. 8ml bottles,  £3.99 each.  The adhesive nail stickers are glitter stars from MyCraftyNailArt, lots and lots of design options, very effective and they stay stuck.  £1.85 per pack and free delivery.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  10/04/2016
earrings

  I've worn my platinum and diamond stud earrings since I got them some seven or so years ago now.  It would have to take a special earring to have me bump them from the position of favourite earrings.  Then I set eyes on double front/two way stud earrings.  Then I had to find the ones for me, here they are.  The Braun Link Up Sterling Silver Crystal Double Front Stud Earrings from Argos £16.99.  The Martha Jackson Sterling Silver Two Way Star Stud Earrings £12.00.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  05/04/2016
H&M

  The Short Wrap Skirt in the black striped and the black/white patterned is a short jersey skirt with a wraparound front and concealed elastication at the waist.  Down from £12.99 to £5.  Top with Lacing Long-sleeved in viscose jersey crêpe with a V-neck with lacing, £9.99.  The Glittery Jumper in black, a loose, fine-knit with glittery threads in a wide style with dropped shoulders, 3/4 length sleeves and side splits, was £12.99, now £3.  The Fine-Knit Glittery Top in blue is a fine-knit knit with glittery threads and split sides, £14.99.  Overdyed Top in blue, £7.99.  Viscose Jersey Pyjama Bottoms in grey with a tiny stars print in soft viscose jersey with narrow elastication and a drawstring at the waist and straight, wide legs.  £12.99.  All from H&M.  
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  28/03/2016
star basket

  The Madam Stoltz Black Star Straw Shopping Basket.  Handmade of natural-coloured straw with a lining of black cotton canvas and a black stitched star.  H29 x D20 x W68cm.  I got mine from HouseEnvy, £29.  I use the metal with black powder coating Industrial Towel Rail in the walk-in-wardrobe for hanging outfits.  It's available in two sizes, this is the large at 93cm long. £26.00 from RockettStGeorge.  
       
       
     
         
         
         
 
 
         
  27/03/2016
shades of black

  Vero Moda Star Print 3/4 Sleeve Dress.  Made of super lightweight, soft-touch woven fabric in a relaxed fit with a round neckline.  Was £16, now £15 from ASOS.  The H&M Chiffon Skirt, a long chiffon skirt with an elasticated waist, high slits in the sides and a short jersey underskirt.  £7.99.  The H&M Double-Knit Cardigan, a hooded, long-sleeved double-knit cardigan in a soft cotton blend with front pockets and no buttons. £19.99.  The H&M Jersey Top in black, a short-sleeved soft jersey top in a loose, straight style with mesh stripe panels.  Was £9.99, down to £5.  H&M Fine Knit Jumper in dark grey marl, a jumper in a soft, fine knit with a slight sheen, a V-neck, slits in the sides and long sleeves with wide ribbing at the cuffs.  £12.99.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  25/03/2016
eyelash curler

 
  The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler does what it should, curls the lashes.  £13.79 from Amazon.  
       
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  22/03/2016
Kors Sloan

 
  I liked my smart businessy Selma so much I got an elegant by day and edgy by night Sloan.  The Michael Kors Sloan Large Quilted-Leather Shoulder Bag in quilted black leather with rhodium silver-tone hardware and a branded push lock fastening on the front flap.  There's a slip pocket to the outer back side and inside a middle zipped interior divider pocket, an open pocket, a cell phone pocket and six card holders.  The adjustable statement chain and leather strap can be used as two straps (33cm) for over the shoulder or as one long strap (61cm) for cross-body.  H27 x W18 x D9 cm.  Normal price £310, available for £255 from Zalando, which includes a current £10 off discount code.  
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  16/03/2016
black diamonds and coal

 
  The Maya Magal Black Diamond Single Ring in the brushed silver.  A contemporary minimalist silver ring with 2 small black diamonds set in the side, also available in rose and gold.  Available from Wolf and Badger, £67.  
       
    The Hring Eftir Hring Pirouette Ring in coal, designed by Steinunn Vala is made from polymer clay beads that are blended and handmade in their workshop in Reykjavík, Iceland.  The ring is 925 Sterling silver, nickel free and available in two adjustable sizes both with the same sized bead on top (2.5cm diameter).  From Wolf and Badger, £32.  Sign up for the newsletter for a £5 discount code for free delivery.  
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  13/03/2016
Dressing table lovelies

 
  Spotlighting the items on or above my mirrored glass dressing table in the Starry Towers boudoir today and showing how they're both functional and beautiful.   
       
    The x2 pack Bloomingville Star Votives in Gold are metallic bronzey-gold with black star ceramic tumblers.  H 9.5 x D 7cm.  £14 at RoyalDesign.  I'm using mine for make-up brushes.  
       
       
     
       
     
       
       
    I'm keen on a quirky quality stylish jewelry holding item, so animals and a body part are right up my strasse.  The Sass and Belle Gilded Stag Head Ring Holder, 19 x 10 x 9cm, currently the best price is £6.44 at Amazon.  The Umbra Zoola Chrome Fox which I can't find on the www at the original price, now selling for over £20 on Amazon, from the Zoola range of Umbra animal ring holders, designed by Alan Wisniewski.  The Habitat Bart White Ceramic Polar Bear.  £20.  I'm particularly fond of my Polar Bear, a contemporary angular sculpture made from earthenware with a high-gloss glaze.  The Large Ceramic Dish with Silver Bird still available at saksandhart, £15.00, the small size is £9.  The Umbra Anigram Reindeer Ring Holder, in white/chrome is a white die cast zinc with masked and painted white rubber spray on body and chrome antlers, and in the copper-plated zinc.  From the Anigram range of animal ring holders designed by Sung Wook Park.  3 x 5 x 9 cm.  £8.75 each at Amazon.  And that's my fun, fantasy dressing table menagerie.  
       
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
       
    Resin wall hand hook from...I really can't recall, but it's one of my all time favourite interior decorative objects.  On the wall to the upper left side of my main white dressing table baroque style wall mirror.  I hang all my silver chain necklaces on the fingers.  Keeps chains from tangling, makes it easy to find the pendant I'm looking for and it's quirky, functional and beautiful.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
      I adore the Anna Sui Beauty Mirror M, to me, a gift from Best Friend C.  H18.5 × W14.5 × D2cm.  Very good quality and baroque styling, this is excellent for travel and the dressing table.  £27 from BeautyBay.  
         
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  07/03/2016
H&M tops and pumps

 
  The H&M V-Neck Blouse in black, a lightly crêped weave jersey with a sheen £14.99 and the H&M Knitted V-neck Jumper in dark blue, made of a soft yarn with long sleeves and gently rolled edge £12.99.  The H&M Glittery Jumper in black, £7.99.  The H&M Leopard Ballet Pump, because there's never a too many leopard ballet pumps situation, £7.99.  
       
       
     
         
       
       
         
       
         
         
         
 
 
         
  04/03/2016
bag

 
  I've found my perfect winged tote after much searching and researching.  The MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Stud Medium Messenger in the black saffiano leather with the silver-tone metalwork.  A luxe top-zip satchel in the on-trend trapeze shape with high-shine square pyramid studded detail for the extra edge factor.  Twin tote handles with a 10cm drop and optional crossbody strap with 54.5cm - 59.5cm drop.  Two inner slip pockets and one inner zipped pocket.  Height 21cm, width 28.5cm, depth 11cm.  Dust bag included.  It's an investment.  Available at Selfridges.  
       
     
         
         
 
 
         
  03/03/2016
bag charms

 
  I like a bag charm, these are to break with my usual fur and pompom charms.  The Kurt Geiger Letter M Bag Charm in black (available in all letters and several colours), £12.  The Ordning & Reda Key Ring Star in black is made from high-quality leather and is available in an array of vibrant colors and shapes.  £9 at Royal Design.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  01/03/2016
bags

 
  The Zadig & Voltaire XS Sunny Bag is made of leather, with metal zips, unique shapes and the famous wings of the brand.  Dimensions : 12 x 25 x 15 cm, strap drop: 9 cm, shoulder strap: 110 cm.  I found mine at Forzieri £225 prior to the £50 discount.  
       
     
         
      The RAY BAN 4737 is the New Wayfarer Square Acetate Sunglasses.  The black acetate frames with the new square lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection and sleek summer know-how.  Signature case is included.  Made in Italy.  From Forzieri, £102.  
         
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  19/02/2016
Kiko and Lottie

  I found Kiko Cosmetics from Milano online and tempted, I bought a few things I'm now using regularly.  I first found Kiko when I went down memory lane looking for a customisable eyeshadow pallet.  I had one in the '80s and was thinking how perfect the customisable eye-shadow pallet is, the www came up with this Kiko version.  I like it.  The Shade Selection 03 Empty Eyeshadow Palette comes with mirror and double-sided applicator and holds three individual eyeshadows of your choosing, £5.90 for the palette, £6.90 for each single High Pigment Wet And Dry Eyeshadow to fill it.  I have pearly night blue, metallic indigo and matte white milk.  
       
    The Kiko Soft Focus Foundation, a mineral powder foundation in light beige is a huge success, the colour is perfect for pale Scottish skin sans freckles, always a bit of a punt buying make-up online with no prior experience of the brand.  This is my first time trying a mineral powder foundation, I really like it, exceptionally easy to apply and perfect coverage with exactly how much and where you want it as a smooth beautiful result.  £13.50.  
       
   

The Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation moisturizing and emollient fluid foundation in neutral 40 is usable for me, but maybe just a tinge out from being perfect for me.  £6.90.

 
         
      The Kiko Quick Dry Nail Lacquer in cerulean is one of my favourite blues.  £2.90.  
         
      I got a couple of the Kiko 30 ML Travel Jar in clear plastic, at £1.90 each, very handy and sleek.  
         
      I've also treated myself to some new make up brushes, a lash curler and the Brush Bag And Beyond from Lottie London available at ASOS and Superdrug.  I have very high standards in a cosmetic brush, especially the larger ones, they have to be silky soft, I'm loving the Lottie brushes.  
         
         
       
         
       
         
       
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
       
         
         
 
 
         
  12/02/2016
block heels

  The Office Mia Soft Ballet Block Mid Heels is a slip on glove shoe with a soft ballet black leather upper and an extremely comfortable 5.5cm block wood effect heel, £65.  
       
    The Office Wanderlust Peep Toe Shoe Boot in natural snake leather with a stack heel was £70, currently on sale at £28.  I love snake effect leather, a block heel, a comfortable shoe, a stylish shoe and a great sale bargain...obviously I'm extremely pleased with this purchase, ticks all the boxes.  
       
    The Topshop Gatsby Mary-Jane Shoe in black suede and a 4" marble effect block heel, £69.  
       
       
     
         
       
         
       
         
         
         
 
 
         
  17/01/2016
tops

  The Boohoo Bethany Star Jumper is a long line soft knit with a great big star. £12.  The Boohoo Madison Mesh Hooded Sports Jacket is a top with mesh panels and hood.  £15.  
       
       
     
         
       
         

 

 

 

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