Monday, 26 October 2015

Autumn Series #1 - Cosy Knits

There's something so grand about Autumn - the golden, auburn, copper leaves which litter the floor, the crunch of gravel as we tread the Earth in our burly boots, the crisp, sharp air kissing our cheeks with colour as we snuggle up in our cosy, snug Autumn garments. Yep, this has to be my favourite season. I mean who can complain about no longer needing an excuse to lounge around in baggy, oversized sweaters, thick, woolly leggings and luxurious, cashmere scarves whilst still looking effortlessly fab!?

There's no doubt that knitted sweaters are the central piece of any autumn outfit. This year the style is all about the minimalistic, dainty look. This means neutral tones, pastels, classic shapes and subtle patterns which I am very pleased about. You can't get more elegance and finesse then this! 

So let's kick start the Autumn series with a whole blog've guessed it...sweaters and how to wear them!


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Lookbook - October Favourites - Halloween Edition

You all still have over a week left to get your Halloween costumes which means no excuses not to look superb this year. To give you all a helping hand, what better time then now to do a Halloween themed Lookbook post. Below are a number of carefully hand picked pieces to hopefully inspire your own Halloween look this year. For most of these ideas, you will probably already have most of the pieces in your wardrobe with only a few extra bits here and there which you will be able to resource and get delivered in time from places like Amazon or ASOS. 

1. Amy Roiland

Monday, 19 October 2015

[Birchbox] September 2015 Edition!

So I finally caved into subscription boxes – I got 50% off the full price of a Birchbox due to it being Birchbox’s 5th anniversary and it also fell into my birthday month so it was a little treat to myself. Unfortunately, it was so popular this month that I missed the cooler Birchbox designs.

Happy belated birthday Birchbox!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Halloween 2015 - Sophie's Make Up

Halloween 2015 – Woodland Fairy

The nights are growing darker, the air is colder and the pumpkin spice lattes are out. That can only mean one thing…. Autumn is upon us and Halloween is here!

Halloween is the time of year when you can get creative with your make up and experiment with all the colours you’d never normally use.

This year I’ve gone with a woodland fairy, and used a mixture of Asian and Western beauty brands to fulfil the fantasy theme.

EOpenMarket - Lucky Box AKA Sample Heaven

EOpenMarket – Lucky Box!

One of my favourite things to do is to try new things. Whether it be the latest new staple ingredient, or some cute new hand cream I am addicted. Luckily for my wallet Asian Beauty brands are fantastic at providing samples of their products. And these are also great for overnight stays or trying to meet the stringent air codes.

Now one of the more difficult life decisions to make is what to invest in. And more importantly what skin care to invest in :P You can spend weeks on the internet reading all the reviews and still be none the wiser. And then I stumbled upon EOpenMarket and their Lucky Box. It promised more than 30 samples for $8.80. It was combining my love of surprise with my love of new things, I knew I had to get it!

So below is a peek of one of the two Lucky Boxes I received.

(Yes two, I couldn’t resist).

All the Samples