Monthly Archives: April 2015

Comfy Sandals & Chambray

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Sandals, USA Similar (under $50) and Similar (under $100) // Jeans (mine have faded over time) // Top – Fat Face (old), Similar // Bag // Necklace – J Crew (Old), similar and Similar

I LOVE these sandals! They go with everything and are so comfortable. The price tag is also one that does not make you gasp. I was heading to lunch with a friend so kept everything very casual but you could easy pair these sandals with a dress, blazer, and clutch to make it a little more fancy. The fact that these shoes are so versatile makes them a great piece to have in your wardrobe.

I hope you are all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by.

Lots of Love,

Buffy

Fringe…

Fringe

 


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. As you can tell from a few of my recent posts I just discovered Polyvore. I love it! It is great for inspiration for anything from fashion and jewelry to home ideas. Since fringe trend is huge this Spring I thought I would create a board on that. Check out some of my picks above.
Lots of Love,
Buffy x

Nude Pumps and Suede

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Dress // Pumps (similar) // Bag (small 2Jours, similar) // Blazer (Zara – old, similar) // Earrings (Target – old, similar & similar)

Bracelets (R) 1: Lucky Brand (similar) 2: J. Crew – old (similar & similar) 3: Henri Bendel // (L) 1: Gift (similar)

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of nude pumps and I finally found them! Nude pumps are great because they literally go with everything and they make your legs look longer – as long as you get the right colour. I love these pumps because they are really comfortable and have a classic shape. I paired them with a Zara suede dress and a bright bag for a pop of colour.

Have a great weekend!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes by Estée Lauder

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I love it with Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess comes out every year. This year’s collection “Shimmering Nudes” didn’t disappoint. Since I have been on a highlighter kick lately I decided to try the Illuminating Powder Gelée and the All-Over Illuminator.

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However, the rest of the collection included an eyeshadow palette (I LOVE the green shadow in it), 3 lipglosses, nail polish, powder bronzer, liquid bronzer, and the two highlighters/illuminators that I picked up. The collection also includes the body lotion, oil, and fragrance. I will say while mentioning the lotion and fragrance collection that I have the lotion and oil from last year and love them both. They both feel really great on the skin, the oil leaves a nice shimmer, and smell like the beach and summer combined! What’s not to love?!

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On to this years 1st highlighter the ‘Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes’ Illuminating Powder Gelée (Limited Edition). I have the illuminating powder Gelée “Heat Wave” from last year (and love it) so this years had a lot to live up to. When I first opened it, it didn’t look like much but after swatching it I was very impressed! It is a very pretty highlight that doesn’t have as much shimmer as heat wave so it will be great for giving that natural dewy highlighted look. I think it will also be great for all skintones. On top of that the texture of this product is fantastic. It is very soft and silky making it look more natural and feel nice on the skin.

Powder swatch

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The second item I picked up from the collection was the Shimmering Nudes All-Over Illuminator. This is something that can be used all over the face and body – cheekbones, temple, décolletage, shoulders and more! I love that this stick can be used alone (for a subtle glow) or in conjunction with other products (for example a bronzer where this would be used as a highlighter). I also like that this product is rosy pink because it gives a slightly different finish compared to the powder above.

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Left: heavy swatch, Right: Blended

I would definitely recommend swinging by the Estee Lauder counter and checking out the Bronze Goddess collection if you get a chance. That way you can swatch and see all the pretty colours in person.

Lots of love,

Buffy xx

Grey Jeans and Chelsea Boots

I picked up some grey jeans and chelsea boots while I was in England and wore them when I went to Guildford one evening to meet my friend Katy for dinner. I kept it very causal and comfortable pairing both with a bright top, leather jacket and hat.

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Boots: Dune // Jeans: Mint Velvet (similar here and here) // Necklace: Molly Jane Designs (Similar)

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I love the zip detail on the side.

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Bag: Mulberry // Jacket: All Saints (similar) // Top: SOAKED in Luxury (similar) // Hat: ASOS

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The ride to the train station.

I headed to Guildford on the train and after meeting at the station we headed to Jamie’s.

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After dinner we set off to find a place to have one last drink before heading home. We ended up at The Kings Head where we were both thoroughly entertained by 2 men practicing magic tricks on us and a man who was dressed up as a red nose walking through the door (for red nose day). I always want to know how the magic tricks are done and Katy and myself couldn’t stop trying to figure out how they were done on the walk back towards our lift home.

IMG_20150313_222534_576Overall an enjoyable night!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Book Recommendations….

There were two books that I could not put down while I was in England and France and I just thought I would share them with you guys. I love a good book that really “sucks you in”! They are both by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K Rowling). I read them in the wrong order by accident (it didn’t ruin the story for me) but I would recommend starting with:

1. The Cockoo’s Calling

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followed by

2. The Silkworm

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They are both about murders that have taken place in London and Cormoran Strike, a private investigator, is hired to look into them both!

I cannot recommend them enough. I suggest you pick one (or both) up if you pass a book store. They are both great for long car/train journeys. I hope there will be a third one!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection: Calypso Cheek Palette

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This Blush trio is part of the Bobbi Brown “Hot Collection” new for Spring 2015 and inspired by Kate Upton. This is just one of the three blush trios (other here and here) released along with an eye palette and some lip colors (pencils and lipsticks). I love that they are pairing bright colours with more subtle nude colours. I think this allows you to have more of a range when wearing the products.

I picked up the Calypso Cheek Palette and am loving the colors for spring time!

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IMG_0578 IMG_0577IMG_0564Pretty Coral, on the left, is a slightly darker coral compared to Coral Sugar on the right which packs more of a punch and has a lot more pink to it. I didn’t know what to think of Calypso (I thought it may be a bit shimmery) but after swatching it am really liking it!

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The last thing to note is the packaging – It is sleek, slim, and simple! What not to like!

Stay tuned for a look using this!

Have any of you tried and of the other products from the Hot Collection? If so, what do you think?

Thanks for reading!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx