So its been a pretty relaxed week here and although there hasn't been much time for blogging (as per usual) I have found time to keep up with a few of my favourite subjects!
For those that don't know, today was Ladies Day at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool but it was a dress worn yesterday that really grabbed my attention. I adore the Roksanda Ilincic "Margot" dress and it was nice to finally see uber WAG Coleen Rooney, looking "pretty in pink" wearing the lantern dress accessorised beautifully with Louboutins I could only dream of being able to walk in and a black belt. That girl really does have a wardrobe to die for!
£1,020 from Matches.
As most of you know I am not a fan of foundation and buying a Lancome tinted moisturiser was about as good as it gets in my quest to find a sheer and unnoticeable base for my skin. I did put a Jemma Kidd foundation on my Christmas list and was lucky enough to receive it, but I wasn't keen when I tried it out. A bit yellow in colour and quite thick, even a damp sponge for application didn't change my feelings about the product which I had read such good reviews about and had seen on a make-up video on YouTube. I simply can not bear the "too much foundation" look on anyone, no matter what their age and when women use it to cover bad skin by layering it on really thick, there really is nothing worse as it often goes dry and flaky around certain spots or dry patches, its just "yuk". I can however, recommend a sample I have just tried for the first time by Chanel.
Now I love a tester, freebie, gift with purchase as much as the next girl and consider these to be the best way to try out new products without investing cash that may turn out to be a complete waste of money and I can now officially say that this foundation feels so beautifully silky when applied to the skin, I am dead chuffed that I have quite a few of them to take me through to sun tan time! So if you are looking to buy a new base, this one comes in 16 colours and has an SPF 10. It certainly gets the thumbs up from me!
£36 from Selfridges.
Sticking with beauty, I know lots of you are fans of the Boots Protect and Perfect range. I am in fact currently using the eye cream and although my crows feet haven't disappeared as yet, I am convinced the product is preventing further damage, after all, if the Boots research team believe in this range, who am I too argue, so I was happy to learn that Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer on the range and I am seriously thinking about buying the Beauty Serum. A Serum hasn't formed part of my beauty regime for years, since I gave up spending copious amounts of cash on an Estee Lauder product which the beauty editors swear by, but I am thinking it might be time to give a more reasonably priced product a try.
Shop 3 for 2 at Boots here.
Yet another celebrity fashion range collaboration see's M&S launch a range in conjunction with their campaign model, Twiggy.
|Top £19.50, Jeans £25, Blazer £59. Dress £45.|
|Sequin Blazer £79, Dress £35.|
Maybe the High Street giant realised what a mistake it had made by turning down an offer by Mary Portas to create a fashion forward range for the over 40's. There are some quite nice pieces in the collection and the price points are as enticing as the brands reputation for quality. See the whole collection here.
Another range I am loving this week, has to be Great Plains, French Connections little, but more grown up sister. My new season Look Book arrived this morning and to be honest there isn't much I wouldn't be happy to purchase, but my favourite piece has to be this gorgeous stripe dress, its certainly one for my summer wish list that will look as good with wedges as it will with flats .
Stripe Sundress £46 at Great Plains.
Whistles has remained at the top of the Fashionista's favourite shopping destinations for quite a few years now and if its yours, be sure to grab a copy of the May edition of Elle magazine to receive your free £15 off gift card!
Good luck to anybody having a flutter on the Grand National tomorrow. Personally I can't bear to watch jump racing but I know that OH and Little Man will be screaming at the TV after a walk round the bookies. I hope they win enough to buy me something nice!