Sunday, 27 March 2011

Fashion: Banishing Winter From My Wardrobe



It's official, last Friday I banished Winter from my wardrobe, packing away my thick, winter jumpers into storage in favour of colourful florals and pretty Summer dresses. Maybe a bit premature - the typical Brit in me see's a bit of sunshine and thinks "Summer is here", when in reality we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be. (And now, almost a week later, we're back to cold and miserable.)

I was bored and sick of looking at boring, drab colours in my wardrobe, so I switched it all round. This doesn't mean I will be doning my summer dresses and flip flops just yet, although I have a great desire to, I will wait until it is a more appropriate time of year. However, in this transitional period, I will no longer be wearing jumpers (not that I really wear them much in winter anyway - I am more of a top and cardigan kinda gal), instead I will be bringing a bit of Spring into my Winter wardrobe. The key to wearing Spring items when it's still a bit chilly outside is of course, layering. Cardigans, blazers, tights and leggings are your new best friends.




Friday, 25 March 2011

OOTD: Just Another day at the Office

Please do excuse the fact that these pictures was a) taken on my Blackberry. b) a mirror shot. And c) snapped in the ladies in my office. I would love to be able to snap away pictures of the outfit to post on my blog in the mornings but i seem to have no decent areas in my house to take some self timed shots, and plus I'm always stepping into my heels and running out of the door faster than I can say "CHEESE".

Saying that, now that Spring is upon us, I will hopefully be able to get some nice outdoorsy outfit posts up for you. I'm making a solemn promise here that there will be more decent outfit posts in the near future. AMEN.

But in the mean time, here ya go...

Blazer;; Primark
Vest; Tu @ Sainsburys
Crochet shirt;; Next
Tights;; Primark
Sling back shoes;; Next
Leaf necklace;; Accessorize
Scarf;; Alexander McQueen
Bracelets;; Tiffany & Thomas Sabo
Rings;; ASOS & Swag

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Primark Loot :)

Apoligies for lack of posts this week ladies, just when I was on a roll as well, having blogged every day the previous week but as I'm sure you may all know by now, I started my new job on Monday, and have been a very busy bee. And once I come home, it's time to cook, clean up and get to bed. I promise I will try and do better.
I did pick up a few things in Primark this week that I wanted to quickly share with you, because we all know everybody loves a Primarni Haul :)
Denim waistcoat, £14
Denim jacket, £18
Shorts, £10
Playsuit, £14

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Want to become an Aussie Angel? Now's your chance...


As you may know I am one of the Aussie Angel's. I'm sure you've all heard before about what us Angel's get up to and the fun we have! Well now is your chance to join in on all the fun and become a member of the wonderful gang. The amazing ladies over at Aussie are offering my readers the chance to win 1 of 10 opportunities to join in the Aussie fun this Spring by joining me on the Lusciously Light journey.

To enter you need to answer the below question in the form of a blog-post on your own blog. You then need to tweet the link to @yummyhair (so Aussie know where to find it!). Don't forget to tweet it at them, or they will never know!

Winners will be chosen by the Uncover Aussie team based on the most creative response that reflects the Aussie spirit. This means videos, pictures, stories or even songs can be their blog post entry – just as long as you answer this question...

“Put a spring in your spring! Tell us, how would you lighten up your life?

The competition is to runs until Midnight on Sunday 20th March 2011, so get your thinking caps on!

I thought I would leave you with a few snaps from my time as an Aussie Angel, so that you can see all the fun and frolicks we get up to!


Collection Series: MAC Eyeshadow


As promised in my last blog - my MAC eyeshadow collection post. Shamefully, I don't use nearly half of these eyeshadows. The problem is, I've found a colour that I truely love, and I wear it every single day with other colours to compliment it. Trouble is, it's a limited edition colour. So now I have to turn to Ebay. *sigh*


So here we have my neutral pallett. It was full up before, but I decided to take the "not so neutrals" out and put them into a quad. The majority of eyeshadows contained in this pallett are the ones I reach for the most out of all the MAC eyeshadows I have.

  • Dazzlelight;; neutral with silver/copper reflects.
  • Retrospek;; bare champagne shimmer.
  • All That Glitters;; midtone beige with gold reflects.
  • Style Snob;; Discontionued from the "Love That Look" collection;; dirty pink/brown with gold pearl.
  • Honey Lust;;bronzed dipped peach.
  • Woodwinked;; warm antiqued gold.
  • Satin Taupe;; taupe brown with silvery bronze.
  • Tempting;; Sinfully rich coco.
  • Sable;; muted golden plum brown with bronze shimmer.
  • Twinks;; dirty plum with gold reflects.


Here in this quad are the darker colours I own, the backened/smokey eye kind of colours. I very occassionally will go for a touch of Beauty Marked or Black Tied in a look, but these aren't used very often

  • Smoke & Diamonds;; Discontionued from the "Love That Look" collection;; dirty dark grey.
  • Top Knot;; Discontinued from the "Blonde, Brunette, Redhead" collection;; deep black purple with multi reflects.
  • Beauty Marked;; a deep blackened red with sparkle twighlight effect.
  • Black Tied;; a midnight black with a silver white sparkle.


  • Grand Entrance;; absolute favourite eyeshadow, EVERRR! Discontinued from the "Love That Look" collection;; cool apricot beige.
  • Ego;; Discontinued from the "Starflash" collection;; baby pink with frost shimmer. (I never use this.
  • Et Tu Bouquet?;; Discontinued from the "A Rose Romance" collection;; soft frosted pink.
  • Hush;; Soft peach duochrome with pink opalescent shimmer.
  • Femme Fi;; Discontinued from the "Neo Sci-fi" & "Blonde, Brunette, Redhead" collection;; frosty golden cream.


  • Love Stone;; Discontinued from the "Flashtronic" collection;; Mineralised plum.
  • Glamour Check;; Discontinued from the "Love That Look" collection;; reddish brown.
  • Falling Star;; rich reddish brown.
  • Star Violet;; earth touched, pinky brown plum fusion.
  • Bold & Brazen;; Discontinued from the "Love Lace" collection;; soft copper.


  • Cork;; muted golden brown.
  • Mulch;; intense golden reddish brown flecked with golden bronze shimmer.
  • Hypnotizing;; Discontinued from the "Love Lace" collection;; frosted grey mauve.


  • Satellite Dreams;; dirty deep plum with violet/blue reflects.

So that's it, that's my collection...and my top five?

Grand Entrance, Woodwinked, Sable, Twinks & Satin Taupe.

I hope you enjoyed my MAC collection and that it heped if you are looking into getting any eyeshadows yourselves.


Friday, 11 March 2011

Collection Series: Mammoth Make Up Collection

If you remember a while back I started doing some "Collection Series" posts on my blog. We had 'lipstick' and 'nail varnish', and now I am back with a full blown mammoth make up collection post.

Today boredom struck as I don't start my new job until Monday, so I decided to have a tidy/clean up/clear out of my make up. Whilst doing this I thought "why don't I take some photos and do a collection post?" So that my lovlies is what I did.

My make up is stored in my dressing table. I'm lucky enough to have 6 drawers in my dressing table that are all pretty roomy. While I dedicate two of these drawers to make up, they also store my nail polishes, hair products and tools, accessories and a token "crap" drawer.

So here is my first drawer. This is home to all my facial products such as moisturisers, primers, foundations, concealers, pressed powders, loose powders, bronzers, blushers and highlighters.

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And on to the second drawer in my dressing table. Here I store, well everything else - Eyeshadow, Mascara's, Pencils, Lipsticks, Lip Glosses, Lip Balms.


I won't show you the break down of lipsticks, because you can see them here in my collection post. Nor will I show you mascara's - too boring, lip glosses and eye pencils - too many.

But here, in all its glory is my eyeshadow collection.


Palettes are MAC, Dior, Beauty UK & Sleek

And I keep everything else that I never use, such as pigments, old pallettes, eye lashes etc in this make up case. I'm sure some of it will come in handy some day!


It's only when I look at all my make up laid out like this I realise how much I have (personally I mean...this might not be a lot to some people), it is deceiving when it's all shoved in a drawer.

I hope you enjoyed my collection, and if you would like me to go into more detail about anything, please do leave me a comment below. I have already done a "MAC Eyeshadow Collection" post that will be posted in a day or two if anyone was going to ask what MAC shadows I have.
Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Requested: What's in my Michael Kors Handbag?

After this post on my new Michael Kors handbag was posted on Tuesday it was requested by Jo that I do a "what's in my bag" post. I have never done this infamous post before, but I have a soft spot for them, as it was these posts/video's on youtube that introduced me to the blogging community. So I thought why not?
As you know, this is my new bag...

I absolutely love it, and can't wait to use it and give my trusty Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 a well deserved break as it's been used constantly since I got it for my birthday last September.

On to the contents...


  • Sunglasses & case, both River Island
  • Makeup bag, Barbie @ New Look
  • Travel pass holder, Cath Kidston
  • Hair brush
  • Batiste dry shampoo, travel size
  • Sure deodorant
  • Barbie Mirror
  • Dolly umbrella, Octopus
  • Pocket Filofax
  • House keys
  • Car keys
  • Chewing gum
  • Ted Baker purse
  • Blackberry
  • Sony Digital Camera

I hope you enjoyed the little insight into what I keep in my handbag, obviously I might not carry all of these items with me everywhere. It is all dependant on where I'm off to.

The content of this particular bag would be my "work" content bag.