The Perfect Chambray Shirt

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been searching for the perfect chambray shirt for months and months.

Well, look no further, and J.Crew’s Keeper shirt is the choice for you! When I’ve been searching, all the denims felt too hard and stiff, but this one is wonderfully soft, and the colour of the shirt isn’t too light or too dark either. The clever clogs over at J.Crew have taken inspiration from vintage shirts for this, and I can’t believe the wardrobe it has become. I love it with a pair of the brands bright red Minnie pants and my leopard Christian Louboutin Piou Pious.

The shirt is priced at $78 and you can find a similar one here.

I Heart Lanvin Ballet Pumps

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I have been waiting weeks and weeks for the weather to be nice enough to wear my cute little Lanvins, and I finally think I might be able to!
I got these a while ago, but I have just never found an occasion to debut the adorable little flats. Lanvin flats are such a staple, not only do they come in a million different colours and fabrics, but they are also ridiculously comfy to wear, and even have a concealed heel in there! These are glazed cotton, and I just love, love, love the watercolor-esque hearts on them. They are so different to all my other shoes – I am usually pretty plain, but who can resist the magic of Alber Elbaz?

You can find similar ones here

 

Sjal Wanderlust Travel Set*

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If you’re in the mood to treat yourself to a lovely little something, look no further than Sjal’s Wanderlust Travel Set. (more…)

Nars Creamy Concealer

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Whenever any product has as much buzz as Nars’ Creamy Concealer has been enjoying, I just knew I had to try it.

I have been a fan of creamy concealers for about a year – I like having some coverage without the chalkiness which I’ve experienced with thicker formulas. The colour formulations by Nars are hard to beat – I always turn to their Vanilla shade since it is precisely my skin-tone without any yellow or red tones.

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The concealer is packaged like a lipgloss, and the sponge tip applicator is perfect for use on the under eye area and around the nose. The concealer does a great job of concealing any shadows and brightening everything up. If I am suffering from any imperfections, I then turn to Nars’ other concealer – a thicker consistency which makes any pimples disappear completely. The longevity of both formulas is impressive – both stay put, without the need for touchups for at least 6 hours, and at no point does my face feel dry or look cakey. The duo of concealers are a must for your stash, and ensure your skin looks its best.

Nars Creamy Concealer is priced at £22.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Lust List – Kenzo Sunglasses

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I am, what someone could fairly describe as a sunglasses snob. There is really nothing like a good pair to jazz up an outfit or make a rough day at least look better. (more…)

The Dorchester

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I’m somewhat a creature of habit, and whenever I’m in London, I stay at the Dorchester. Located on Park Lane, the hotel is a hop, skip and a jump away from my stomping ground of Harrods and the King’s Road and I love the cosy comfort of their chintzy rooms.

I hadn’t been down to London in a couple of years, and in the meantime, the hotel has undergone somewhat of a makeover. Gone are Laura Ashley florals, and in their place is an updated take on a country style. The room was still wonderfully cosy, but the colour palette was updated and the frills toned down a notch. Thankfully, my favorite aspects of the rooms remain the same – namely their pillows (seriously, these need to be squeezed to be believed), and their bathrooms.

 

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Boasting the deepest baths in London, The Dorchester has a bathroom which is really the epitome of luxury. From the grey marble walls to baths deep enough to swim in, I literally spent half my time in the tub.

 

 

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With toiletries selected from Aromatherapy Associates – bubble baths here cannot be beaten. Also – the little stool which you can use to towel off are such a wonderful little luxury – a new feature of my home bathroom!

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It is the attention to details which really sets the hotel apart from its competitors – this incredible little bird was right outside my door, I am beyond obsessed with it!

 

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The Dorchester really is the definition of old-school luxury, and it’s definitely my favourite little hideaway in the city. The spa is such a find too – imagine walls of Essie polishes and pearl chandeliers and you’re halfway there.

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I had such a wonderful time at the hotel, and can’t wait to find the time to return (and I won’t be leaving a few years between visits this time).

I stayed in a Deluxe King Room, where rates start at £474 per night plus VAT

 

Bopeeps Lingerie – My New Obsession*

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First things first, I feel I should apologize for my lack of updates this week – I was super busy down in London celebrating my birthday with friends and family. A great time was had by all, and so it’s back to the real world with a little bit of a bump. (more…)

Makeup by Marc Jacobs

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I thought I would share a sneak peak at the new products which are due to be released by Marc Jacobs – aren’t they divine?! I love the curved packaging and muted colour palette. These are not going to be easy to find once they are released – I can feel the anticipation already!

Kiko Light Legs Mousse*

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It’s not too often that I come across a product which is completely different to anything else in my sizeable beauty stash, but with their Light Legs Mousse, Kiko have managed to create something pretty unique!

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Daddy’s Day – Noble Isle Hair & Body Wash*

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Whenever holidays like Father’s Day come along, I feel a collective groan from everyone who wonders what on earth to buy. (more…)

10 Over 10 Salon – Tribeca

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to post my review of 10 Over 10 salon which I visited when I was most recently in New York.

I had been aching to head down to Tribeca and try the salon for ever! It’s a perennial favourite of the who’s who of the fashion industry, and I had heard only good things about the place. Located between Duane and Reade Street, you have to look out for a cute little neon sign, and then head up the stairs. Even though I didn’t have an appointment, I was accommodated for a mani pedi, and I got to work choosing my colours, whilst sipping on green tea.

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The sheer choice of colours available was beyond impressive. As well as having every Essie shade I could think of, as well as many, many more, I could choose from Chanel, Nars and 10 Over 10 own brand polishes – I was in heaven. I’m so picky when it comes to polish, and I really appreciated not having to tote my own along with me. I went for Chanel Fracas for hands and toes, and looked forward to the treatment.

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When it was time for my pedi, I got shown to a comfy little chair and invited to relax whilst my technician got to work. The view is incredible – as warm light shone in I had the perfect people-watching spot for the entire duration. It was bliss. My feet were silky smooth afterwards, and I was super impressed with techniques used. This might sound a little odd, but the shape which my nails were filed into were perfect.

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Following my pedi, I was shown to the manicure bar, where my fingers were suitably pampered – the service was blissful, and the technician didn’t blink an eye when I asked for an extra dose of acetone before polishing since my nails chip ridiculously easy. Unlike regular nail salons, there is no UV light which dries the polish, instead 10 Over 10 has developed their own special oil which dries polish quickly without bubbling or any other negative consequences. The mani lasted for around 4 days on me (a marathon by all accounts) and the pedi a week, and the whole experience was blissful. The salon is such a perfect little hideaway if city life is getting too much!