A Life With Frills

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


There are quite a few new products and purchases that i'm loving at the moment, so I thought i'd group them together in one post.

As i've said many times, I am rubbish at applying eyeliner. The easiest method for me is gel eyeliner with a small eyeliner brush. This new release from The Body Shop is so handy. The pot handle turns into a tiny brush- perfect for precision, and the pot at the bottom is filled with the gel. I have the black shade, and it is highly pigmented and so easy to smudge if you want a smokey-eyed look. It doesn't budge all day either. This product is actually a 2-in-1, as it can be used on brows too.

I'm also loving this nude shade of Bare Mineral's Marvelous Moxie Lip Liner. It is soft and creamy and a dream to apply. I've also been filling in my lips with it too and then just popping a gloss on top, and it is such a pretty muted colour.

I am obsessed with this cleanser. I actually can't remember ever loving a cleanser more. It smells gorgeous- a relaxing lavender scent, and leaves my skin feeling very soft and squeaky clean. It's great at removing make-up too; but waterproof eye make-up needs a separate cleanse first. This is a hot cloth cleanser, and I use it at night as it's the perfect pre-bedtime pamper treat.

Pedi-Sox, £12 and Sofspa, £10
I love giving my feet DIY pedicures at home. These socks are so handy to pop on after you've applied your foot cream, as they have cut-out toes so you can paint your nails without smudging them whilst still keeping your newly soft feet clean. The Pedi-Sox organix foot cream Sofspa is also so effective at tackling dry, hard skin and it smells great.

This dry mist spray is great at creating volume when sprayed into the roots, and gives an excellent edgy bed-head tousled look when worked into your strands. What's great is that it gives your hair great hold too. without leaving it sticky or crispy.

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Friday, 12 September 2014


This week fashion designer Zandra Rhodes launched her bedding collection- a collaboration with The Ashley Wilde Group and Scottish furniture retailer Sterling Furniture. You can buy it in their stores, or online via www.sterlingfurniture.co.uk.

I love the bright prints and clashing colours, although I think it would be more of a Spring/Summer bedding decor choice for me rather than an Autumn/Winter one. I want to snap all three up (£45 for King Size) for when the sun returns next year.

Vader is a splash-painted design with a dot painted reverse in a dazzling colour spectrum. Milo, a brightly painted trailing floral, features and ombre-stripe reverse in a matching colour palette; and finally, Juno has a fun and brightly painted small-scale floral theme on a crisp white background with a coordinating reverse.

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It's getting to the time of year that we need to wrap up warm, and I'm loving the AW14 voluminous trend of cape jackets and blanket wraps. Team them with a tailored or slim lower half- think leggings, cigarette pants and skinny jeans- and you're good to go. Here are some of my favourite high street pieces available to buy now...

Capes & Blanket Wraps

1. New Look, £24.99 | 2. Miss Selfridge, £25 | 3. TK Maxx, £39.99 | 4. Next, £30 | 5. Zara, £69.99 6. New Look, £19.99

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