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The Leather Strap Edit

I feel like I’d been neglecting my Michael Korrs watch; something I’ve worn obsessively since I clicked purchase on ASOS. Honestly, it’s been more fallen out of love than neglect. I feel like everywhere I turn I see that familiar gold/rose sheen and it sort-of puts me off wearing mine. Sorry if your still in your head over heels stage! ūüôā

The dilemma stands, I like wearing a watch and seen as though I can’t wear one for work, wearing one, when I can becomes priority. It’s like the nurses-nail polish thing; day off = nail polish time!

Now I’m lusting over these simple large faced watches. I’ve seen them being bashed around on Instagram and street style blogs alike. And, I must say, I have fell dearly in love and it’s just a matter of choosing my favourite.

Currently, I’m watching a couple of the Larsson and Jennings watches on EBay but I also love the Daniel Wellington Sheffield Man watch too.

I think one of these watches will definitely be frequenting my wrist very soon!

RIP MK you gold beauty! ūüėČ

L.A.

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Slip on by!

 sneakers

Skimming Instagram and my fave bloggers I came across the new ‘in’ thing. And yes, thank the Lord, ¬†it has brought comfort back to our crippled tootsies. The Vans laceless beauties have had a fashion re-work, because lets be honest we are no Avril-skater-boy. As much as I’d like a pair of the Celine Skate slip ons sneaks, they are way out of my price range. But the Great British high street has come to my rescue and provided some top notch dupes.

Grab them before they go, you heard it here first, well, kinda!

Check out my fave fashion lady who wears the slip on sneaks in that ever-so cool way! Envious face…

Image sourced from  We Wore What by Danielle
Image sourced from We Wore What by Danielle
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L.A.

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Diptyque it Low with Tam Dao!

20140211-114206.jpgBeing a total Diptyque virgin, I finally sucked it up and purchased my first fragrance, Tam Dao! As I’ve grown up, my sickly Paris Hilton meets Britney Spears sweet has been replaced with more grown up scents.¬†I like my scents to be just on the brink of aftershave smelling. Their is a fine line you know and near that line, is where Tam Dao¬†lies.¬†It has marvelous balance of freshness with a woody undertone which makes it very wearable. I had a peak on the Diptyque website and they describe Tam Dao as…

‘The mountains of Tonkin tremble under the weighty steps of elephants carrying uprooted trees of precious wood through the vines. Majestic sandalwood breathes out its redolence in the sweltering heat of the jungle…Tam Dao pays tribute to the most sought-after of the sacred woods: the sandalwood of Goa.’

Who doesn’t want to smell like a sacred wood in Goa?!

I bought the 50ml because I ¬†get very bored and flit around perfume like a women gone mad! I also hear that the ol’ Michael Buble wears a bit of Tam Dao!

I’m sure this wont be the last of my Diptyque purchases, no sir-eee!

L.A.

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Diptyque Tam Dao EDT

Style Edit #Olivia Palermo

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I think like the rest of us, I’m slightly obsessed with Olivia Palermo’s oh-so effortless-ly stylish look.
Her hair, makeup, clothes- LIFE! Leaves me green with envy! I think shes the most pinterest-ed lady of mine at the minute. I like the casual yet polished thrown togetherness she achieves, that, if my bank balance would allow, I would fashion myself on!

Instead what I have done is put together a couple of pieces that are within my budget, kinda!

OOTN: Tanya Burr & H&M!

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Getting ready for a night out is one of my fave parts of the night! I like taking my time, putting my spotify on and casually having a tipple in the process! This time around I thought I’d share couple of photos with you. I even managed to watch a little Tanya Burr make up tutorial!

My whole actual outfit, except from my heels; which are Topshop, is from H&M! Until I started writing this post I hadn’t realise! Tut! But yey to H&M!

Anywhoo, I have Nails Inc Motcomb Street on my nails, a variety of nude-y eyeshadows from MAC, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown. I have on lonesome ring on from &OtherStories!

L.A.

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BBC HAIR! I’M IN!

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Just a quick post to let you lovely readers of Lady Annie know that my blog and I are featuring on Hair! Yey!!

It’s all a bit exciting, click the like below to read my bio and all about the contest!

L.A.

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The New Leather Edit

The New Leather Edit
If your an avid reader of my blog, you probably know that I have a small obsession with anything leather. I managed to purchase a lovely leather dress over New Year and now I’m I want more!
I’m lusting over a new leather clutch, jacket and trousers; these beauties above are some of my recent faves. Best get saving my pennies!
Is it payday yet?
L.A.
Check out my previous leather post here

Totally Twee Toners

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Sometimes, yep, it is an effort to grab your toner; that step two in your ‘cleansing’ routine that you may, or may not do; I say do, do, do!

Try and change your perception from the ol’ drying, stingy-potions that give you a horrible burning sensation. The traditional toners have now moved on; as Caroline Hirons notes…

‘Think of them as the first step in the moisturising process, not the final step if the cleansing process’.

Since reading this revelation and seeing the change in my skin, I have fallen in love and long forgotten my skin stripping, teenage years tonics.

I cleanse first, then follow with an exfoliating toner; I’m currently using Pixi’s Glow Tonic, but I here Clarins do an equally awesome one too. Then I use my favorite; Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. This, you spray all over your face, super quick and easy! This is my hydrating toner ‘step’ or I use L’Occitane Angelica Facial Toner, second choice to Dermalogica I’m afraid!

For more great skincare tips check out Caroline Hirons blog here and check out my fave bloggers whilst your at it! The rest of my skincare routine can be found here.

L.A.

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Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

Pixi Glow Tonic

Angelica Face Toner

Clarins Toner

OOTD: Kooples & Zara, plus a little Outlet lovin’

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I love an outlet scrounge and for the past couple of weekend I’ve ended up visiting York and Cheshire Oaks outlet stores.

I came back with this beautiful coat, which I grabbed at The Kooples and other bits and bobs including some MAC makeup and a couple Yankee Candles.

If you managed to get to either designer outlet; my fave stores include The Kooples, The Cosmetic Store, Yankee Candle and Penhaligons (amazing perfumery!) at York; then, Mulberry, All Saints and Joseph at Cheshire Oaks.

Anywhoo, this is the outfit I wore to Cheshire Oaks, its outside and it’s been super chilly, hence the bobble hat!

Hat: Hunter

Jumper:Zara

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jeans: Miss Selfridge

Coat: The Kooples

Boots: Topshop

I’ve done a little research and these outlet stores can be found around Europe too! For us brits they are spotted up and down the country. Check this link here to see if one is near you!

L.A.

 

My Go-to Make-up Essentials

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Over the past year the majority of these products/tools get used and abused on a daily basis.

You know why that is? Because each and everyone is awesome.

I am a huge neutrals girl and like my makeup to look like natural, the base therefore is either my DrJarts+ BB or Armani Luminous Silk. I tend to wear my BB for work with a little concealer, which is either the famous Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection or Bobbi Brown’s Creamy concealer. Both do a stellar job in hiding all those unwanted dark circles or blemishes.

Then for blush I grab Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, I’ve mentioned this product before, I wear Powder Pink but Melon is a beautiful alternative too. It is cream blush, I know it’s not for everyone but I like that dewy look and this has the dew-factor! Next, my go-to post would be lost without¬†Hug Me by Mac. Thee perfect neutral lipstick, ’nuff said. For eyes, if I’m feeling particularly energetic/ have enough time I reach for my Bobbi Brown eye palette. I absolutely love this set, all wearable and very versatile. I tend to do a quick swoop over my lids but these colours are very buildable and you can achieve a decent smokey kardashian eye too.

My mascara loyalty lay with Maybellines The Falsies,¬†I did a review recelntly-check this post out here. For the brows, it can only be¬†HD Brow products, I have done a post, if your interested in having your eyebrows HD’ed here¬†but if your not then you still have to try their brow line, they get a huge thumbs up for me, especially the palettes and pencils.

To chisel those cheek bones and add a bit of life to my very pale ski, my go-to bronzer has to be Nars Laguna, I know very cliche but nothing yet come up to scratch! Then FINALLY, again, if you haven’t already, go and get one of these stippling brushes by Real Techniques. Using circular motions I use this to buff in my base; you can really get right into the nooks and crannies. I also use this to pop my cream blusher on, works a treat! Totally versatile = happy Annie!

L.A.

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Bobbi Brown: EYES, CHEEKS, CONCEALER

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Mac Lipstick

Dr Jarts BB Cream

Nars Laguna

Armani Luminous Silk

HD Brows

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