Sunday, 20 January 2013

OOTD 19/01/2013 - Birthday Suit ☺

Hello! ☺
 
Last night I went out for my birthday, this is what I wore!
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Dress: Trollied Dolly
Heels: Bertie
 
I bought the dress in a little shop in Edinburgh whilst I was there for New Years Eve and actually love it. Where do you go to buy dresses online?
 
I decided to wear heels for once but took sensible shoes with me so I didn't break my ankles/face plant in the snow/ice.
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I had to counteract the vaguely ladylike look by pulling a standard derp face! ☺
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I went for leopard print nails...
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One of the awesome cards I got - so me ☺
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I treated myself to a new bag from Zatchels - it's red and has Hello Kitty on, what more is there to like!
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My Mum gave me this as a present - it was very nice indeed! ☺
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I thought I'd end with a token snow shot... This was at work earlier on last week. I thought it looked really pretty but getting a bit fed up with it already as it's ruined a few of my plans for this weekend!
 
Have you had much snow? Do you love it or hate it?

Are you on Instagram? I'm pinklittlebean on there too!

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Bullring Selfridges Bloggers Event December 2012

Back in December I went along to the Selfridges SS13 Presentation at the Bullring in Birmingham.
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We were given a glimpse into upcoming trends this Spring & Summer, including Shine & Sheer, Tangerine and Silhouette.
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We were given a quick tour around some of the concessions in the Selfridges store. These Jimmy Choo shoes and accessories looked perfect for Xmas parties!
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I was instantly drawn to these! I loved the bright colours and cool characters on them!
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Cute pandas...
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I loved the detailing on the inside! ♥
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We were shown a new range of handbags by Stella McCartney. The bags had lots of detailing to them.
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A closer up look...
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The bags were designed to be multi functional and can be worn in three ways including as a shopper...
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A shoulder bag...
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Or as a clutch!
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I loved the bright colour of this Givenchy bag! It matches my headphones ☺
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More brightly coloured clutches by Yves Saint Laurent.
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Amazingly bright neon bags by Alexander Wang.
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I actually fell in love with these teeny satchels by Mulberry - how cute! ♥♥♥
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I thought the Alexander McQueen display here was pretty special.
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The mannequins looked ace with their mohawks.
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I couldn't help but take a photo of this Paul Smith display in Selfridges. I collect vintage suitcases so instantly fell for these!
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The black and white version of "that dress"!
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A ombre/dip dye version of the Herve Leger bandage dress. Why not have a look at more dresses online ☺
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We had a quick bite to eat in Itihaas in the Selfridges food hall. It was absolutely delicious!
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I tried some vegetarian dosa and paneer curry and loved it!
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We were then treated to a wardrobing experience with NARS in the beauty hall.
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I haven't really tried any products by NARS so it was a fun way of finding out about them and trying their make up. I will definitely be purchasing some soon!
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I had total blush envy over this palette! ♥
 
I had a lovely time at the event. It was great to catch up with old & new faces!
 
Thank you to Emma & Rachael for a fab evening once again! ☺
 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

OOTD & NOTD 12/01/2013 ft Kid Acne

Yesterday I met my friend Vanya for lunch, this is what I wore...
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Cardi: Primark
T-Shirt: Kid Acne
Skinny Jeans: Topshop
Leopard Print Shoes: Vans
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T-Shirt detail! ☺
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Yesterdays nails...
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We went to Sakushi for lunch. I had a bento box for a change and it was awesome. I ♥ veggie gyoza!
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My new baby! ♥♥♥
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Vanya tried bubble tea for the first time...
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I had an early birthday present from Vanya - now I can get my bubble tea fix at home! ☺


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Warm up this winter with bottlegreen ☺


The crisp winter days are finally upon us, bringing a whole host of fantastic seasonal parties, weekend walks through snow-covered countryside and – most importantly – cosy nights in front of the fire for some well-deserved “me time”.

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This year, embrace the winter spirit with bottlegreen’s range of enjoy hot cordials. Delicious and elegant, bottlegreen’s enjoy hot cordials are guaranteed to keep you warm all the way through the cold snap – simply add hot water, sit back and indulge in the unique flavours.

 

With delicious varieties, such as spiced berry, elderflower and ginger & lemongrass, bottlegreen’s enjoy hot cordial range is perfect for every winter occasion.

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For the ultimate warmer, dilute fragrant ginger & lemongrass cordial with hot water to unleash its distinct aroma and fiery taste. The combination of Thai root ginger and tender shoots of lemongrass makes this drink the perfect accompaniment to food, or a refreshing midday pick-me-up.

 

For a truly comforting drink, try bottlegreen spiced berry cordial which combines rich, succulent blackcurrants with aronia berries, and a blend of irresistible spices. Wonderfully warming and full of flavour, the delectable aroma of this favourite will bring the seasonal spirit right into your home. It’s also a fantastic ingredient to create the ultimate mulled wine, simply add to red wine and enjoy!

 
 

Bottlegreen enjoy hot cordials are also a great option for fruit tea lovers looking for a caffeine free alternative, ideal for brightening up a winter’s day – and they’re not just for drinking. The cordials can be used in a number of delicious winter recipes, so next time why not try glazing gammon with ginger & lemongrass cordial to produce a flavoursome treat, or poaching pears in port and spiced berry cordial?


 

And if you’d prefer to swap your steaming mug for a cool drink, remember bottlegreen’s enjoy hot cordials can also be enjoyed cold – simply mix with chilled or sparkling water for a delightful, refreshing drink.
 
For more information you can follow bottlegreen drinks on Twitter @bottlegreen or become a fan on Facebook!tp://twitter.com/bottlegreen
 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Chanel Peridot 531 Nail Polish Swatches

Last year when I visited my friends I borrowed one of her nail polishes for our night out and had to share...
How gorgeous is this colour?!
I took this photo in daylight but couldn't quite get the full effect of it. It just looks incredible when it catches the light and it applied like a dream.
 
I had total nail polish envy!!
 
 
What's your favourite nail polish to use?
 

 



Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Geeta's Spice Route

I moved back into my parents home just over a year ago and have somewhat regressed with my culinary skills...

I featured one of Jamie Oliver's recipes from his 20 minute meals app (Paneer, Potato and Pea Curry which you can read about here!) and I enjoyed creating it but found that one of the main expenses was purchasing all of the different spices required to make the curry.
 
I'd like to start cooking for myself again, starting pretty basic and came across Geeta's Spice Route.

Full of a mixture of expertly selected Indian herbs and spices, Geeta’s new Spice Route range is sure to add some much-needed flavour into your kitchen whilst making it simple to prepare delicious, authentic Indian food at home.

 
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Choose from a selection of six tasty combinations including Dhansak, Tandoori, Rogan Josh, Keralan, Tikka and Kebab and combine with vegetables, meat or fish of your choice to make a tasty regional Indian meal – perfect to warm you up on these colder winter evenings.

 I'm looking forward to trying the Tandoori mix with paneer cheese!
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The versatile range is priced at £1.39 for a 30g pack, enough for four servings. Each spice mix is from a particular region of India and champions the spices and herbs typical of that area.


This is proving the belief of Geeta’s that Indian cooking methods are simply a balance of a few good quality ingredients and the spice route range aims to inspire you to be adventurous in the kitchen and try new recipes.

 

Using recipes handed down through the generations of Geeta Samtani’s family as well as Geeta’s personal research and travels across India, the Spice Route range truly celebrates India’s vast culinary regions including Gujarat, Kerala, Punjab and Kashmir.  

 

The Geeta’s Spice Route range is available from Asda (Dhansak, Keralan, Tikka, Tandoori and Rogan Josh), www.geetasfoods.com and from various independent retailers priced at £1.39.

 

For recipe inspiration or more information visit www.geetasfoods.com or you can follow them on Twitter @GeetasFoods

 

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