So, continuing on from yesterday’s post, I thought I would share all the goodies which were part of the Debenhams Spring Summer Press Show. After oohing and aahhing over all the lovely things downstairs (as well as making a mental shopping list) I headed upstairs, where all the gorgeous new beauty goodies were displayed.


I have to say, the number of brands which were exhibited was great – it was a good mix of old faithfuls and newbie brands, and it was lovely to see all the new colors and products. One of my favourite stands was Cargo Cosmetics.


I’m pretty obsessed with their Jet Lag concealer (see here), so I couldn’t wait to have a nosey around their new stuff. It’s probably not surprising that I’m heavily lusting after the pink and nude glosses.


The ‘Suited to a Tea’ palette was also adorable – the names all had tea connotations, and the colours were beautiful – the fact the shades could be used on eyes and cheeks is a major plus!


Another palette that caught my eye was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I’m a brown shadow aficionado, so this was right up my street! There was a great mix of warm and cool toned shades, and they even had a slight chocolate-y scent.


These Sweetheart blushes (again, by Too Faced) were swoon worthy. I love the Laduree-esque packaging, and I don’t think these would look out of place on Marie Antoinette’s dressing table. The powders gave a beautifully sheer wash of pink shimmer, and are perfect for wearing with a little tan.


It was at this point that the nail polishes caught my eye – particularly this quad of perfect pastels from Nails Inc. The pink and blue are just dreamy, and I love the grey for a little unexpected mani!


If you’re still feeling the nail art trend, Nails Inc have also made it ridiculously easy with their 2 in 1 polishes. One end has a gorgeous colour, whilst the other has a fun topcoat. I love the way you can decide how crazy you want your nails to be (plus those topcoats are perfect for hiding chips!)


I spent quite a while at the Clarins section – the brand are finally coming out with a Chubby Stick contender – as usual, the nudes and pinks caught my eye, but those bright corals are a beach staple!


The collection is inspired by Brazil, and look at those colours! I’m obsessed with that blue eyeliner – can you imagine that with a tan?!


The bronzer is something special too! It’s completely matte, apart from that teeny apricot diamond at the top. I can’t wait to get my hands on this for a believable glow.


Urban Decay’s Electric Light Palette was something special too! Those colors are actually insane in person – they’re neon, and I think that this would really be incredible in the right hands – probably not one I would actually buy, but definitely one of my favorites!


As well as these familiar brands, Tromborg was right in the centre of the room. It’s a Scandinavian beauty brand, and I’m pretty sure it’s exclusive to Debenhams. I think the packaging is so chic and minimalist, and the colours were divine – just look at those blushes! I can’t see the brand on the Debenhams website yet, but it shouldn’t be too soon. This is definitely a brand I want to learn more about!


I was also super happy to see Ole Henriksen, as it’s one of those brands I stock up whenever I hit a Sephora. I’ve been using the brightening wipes (pictured) and they’re pretty great. They smell of orange sherbet, and they leave skin cleansed and toned, but not stripped or dry.


Right in the corner was also this display of fun little cosmetic bags – so perfect for stashing all the goodies I’d obsessed over all evening!


Apologies for the spotty posting this week – it’s been kind of stressful and busy, and I’ve not had the time to sit and think, let alone blog. Thankfully it’s now Sunday evening, and I can catch up on everything I’ve been meaning to do. First up, I thought I would show you some pictures of the gorgeous Debenhams event I went to last week. Held at the gorgeous Blytheswood Hotel in Glasgow, the evening let us see whats new for both fashion and beauty. It was so well presented – downstairs was fashion and accessories, with the bar decked out in lustworthy bags and shoes. As if the sparkly goodies weren’t beautiful enough, I was cooing over the hydrangea – they’re one of my favourite flowers, and I love big bunches like this displayed simply.



Brights were a big deal – I love the cobalt clutch. How cute would it look with jeans and a navy sweater?


There were racks of bikinis – a welcome reminder that summer is right around the corner!


I loved seeing the clothes displayed on mannequins – at so many press shows you’re confronted with just racks and racks of clothes. I much prefer seeing how everything hangs. I just love the fun texture of the dress though.


I loved the print of this top – a little Toucan Sam to brighten up a day. Since I normally dress pretty conservatively I can’t wait until this is in stores.


I’m kind of obsessed with Peter Pan collars. I know they were everywhere a few seasons ago, but they always feel like you’re making a little more of an effort, and I’m obsessed with the dusky pink colour of the top.

DSC06417Last, but certainly not least, was this dress. Just look at the beading – it’s divine!

So, that’s my little round up of the fashion. Stay tuned for beauty …


When a Jo Malone box pops through the letterbox, you know it’s going to be good! View Post


I’ve been kind of obsessed with ribbon hair ties for a while, and one of my favourite brands has got to be Kitsch – they manage to reinvent ribbons, and they are always ridiculously cute! View Post


So for me, the J. Crew catalogue is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to fashion and beauty. I love the bare-faced makeup with bright lips, and what I love even more is the shiny, yet slightly mussed up hair. View Post

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