Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Favourite Autumn Nail Polishes

With the last week of Autumn upon us, I thought I would share a few of my favourite Autumn nail polishes. I love wearing autumnal nail paints and have discovered a few new favourites this season!

 Moonlight | Orchid | Fashion Icon | Poppy | Mediterranean 

I've narrowed it down to my five favourites and surprise surprise, they're all Barry M! Starting with Moonlight, this glitter nail polish is like no other. It's gives the right glitter coverage with all sorts of glittery shapes and stars.. I did a whole blog post of this nail polish I love it so much! I think it's one of the Barry M limited edition nail paints for Christmas, so go and grab it while you can! In spot number two is the silk nail paint in Orchid. I never thought I'd be able to brave a colour this dark but this is probably one of my favourites of all time. I am obsessed with the shade and I adore the silk finish. To go with Orchid, Fashion Icon is the perfect match. Such a perfect purple glitter, looks great with Orchid or on it's own! Another silk nail paint I never thought would suit me is Poppy. I love all the burgundies and berries at Autumn, so I dared to try a deeper Autumnal nail polish. It isn't as dark as you though and looks more like dark pink on me! I've almost worn this for the entire month of November and am still loving it! Lastly, this season I have been smitten with Mediterranean from their Aquarium range. It looks like gold with pink but when coated on, it's the prettiest metallic pink hue. It reminds me of the wrapper to the Roses Strawberry Dream!

So those are my favourites from Autumn! What have been your nail polish favourites from this season?!

A, ♥

Monday, 24 November 2014

My Little Cosy Box

Since my last My Little Box, I've been counting down the days until the next! I was pretty excited to see what this months theme would be and wasn't disappointed when I opened it to see it was the cosy box!

I received my box on Friday and all but ran home from work to see what was inside waiting for me! I was happily surprised to see it was the cosy box, perfect for these cosy, autumnal months. After admiring the lid for a while, I opened it up to see what was inside...

The first thing was the cute little illustration we receive with every box. I love these and am definetely going to pop them up on my wall when I gather loads! Underneath is the monthly magazine that's nice to have a flick through. I have the last one in my bag that I've been reading at work - they're a nice size for on the go.

I was drawn to the box next.. and surprised to see the cutest little coffee cup. With the sweetest quote, there's nothing like a dose of positivity in the morning! I don't drink coffee but I'm sure I'm going to find something useful to do with this.. right now it's sitting on my desk with my pens inside.. oops!

The best item inside was the little polka dot cushion. I love warm things and hot water bottles, so when I saw that you can pop this little cushion in the microwave to warm up your hands or to have something to pop in your pocket, I think it's a really creative idea and I'll be getting so much use out of it!

Lastly, the beauty. The three make-up items this month were a mascara by their own brand an eyeliner and a eyeshadow. Oh my, lets just take a minute to appreciate the eyeshadow. What a beautiful shade, I'm sure I'll be wearing this loads over the coming month!

I really enjoyed this months box, it always feels like they're really thought out and so much effort goes into selecting what goes inside. I think that's what makes it so different to all the other boxes out there - it feels personal and they're super lovely to receive every month ♥ I'm hoping Decembers will be a Party box...

A, ♥

Sunday, 23 November 2014

What Amanda Wore: Black, White & Lilac

Hat: Primark | Blazer: Primark | Jumper: Primark | Jeans: Topshop | Boots: Primark

Another rainy Sunday. It didn't stop me from dragging my boyfriend out in the garden to do outfit photos though! Because it was raining, there was nothing for it but jeans, a fluffy jumper and boots, and I was secretly pleased with the gloomy weather because I've waited alllll week to wear my newest joni jeans. I love them so much... they're so comfy and soft! All the colours please! I thought I'd wear it with my lilac fluffy jumper and lilac beanie to match.. and I think it worked quite well! Another new piece in my wardrobe is my coat/jacket hybrid I picked up in Primark too. I love the blazer style and the monochrome checks is so me! I've been waiting to wear it and was perfect for today's weather because it's a lot thicker than you'd expect so great for those chillier days. Again I slid into my favourite boots and me and my boyfriend shooted off to the shops!
My boyfriend picked up his new phone today which is aaamazing (I'm a little jealous) and I finally got myself a mirror for my dressing table! I had a bedroom clear out yesterday and thought it was about time I had a proper place to do/store my make-up. I adore my new mirror - look out for a bedroom tour in the new year!

A, ♥