Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lil Miss Glam: Annual Work Conference

Hi guys! Hope you are all well! This post is long overdue. I attended my annual work party a few weeks ago which took place in Nottingham. We have an awards ceremony in the evening which is a chance for everyone to get dressed up.

 My friends and I are all super girly - we spent hours getting dolled up, complimenting each other and taking lots of Snapchats (my current addiction).

Here are a few photos from the night:

Outfit: Lipsy 
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Dorothy Perkins

My makeup is not so different to the makeup I have used in other posts, but I will list it anyway for reference:

  • Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C40
  • Mac moisture cover concealer in NC30
  • Mac Peaches blush
  • Revlon Natural Bronzer in Shade 02 to contour
  • Mac vanilla pigment for highlight
  • Too faced shadow insurance as an eyeshadow primer
  • Barry M dazzle dust number 44 on the lid
  • I also added Urban Decay Half baked on my eyelids
  • Mac Cork eyeshadow on the crease
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in perversion on the outer V
  • Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner to line the upper lid
  • Urban Decay Pencil eyeliner in black to line the waterline
  • Mac vanilla pigment in the inner rims of the eyes as well as the brow bone
  • Eyelure lashes in 101
  • Bobbi Brown lipstick in Carnation
  • Mac lipstick in Freckletone

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Lil Miss Bright: I love candles +

I love candles so much that my sister now resorts to calling me a 'Candle Freak'. 

I never used to understand why people would spend so much money on candles but I managed to see sense a few years ago. Candles add ambience to the room, and make your room smell heavenly.

Here are my three favourite Yankee candles at the moment: 

Not in any particular order of preference:

1) Sweet Strawberry - 'the essence of perfectly ripe strawberries sprinkled with sugar'. The scent pay off is not as strong at the wax tart, but it smells very sweet

2) Vanilla Satin - 'A smooth blend of rich vanilla, romantic flowers and sensuous sandalwood'. This is my favourite scent (even my mother, who dislikes the smell of vanilla likes it) and apparently Yankee are going to discontinue it

3) Vanilla lime - 'Smooth and refreshing ... the creamy richness of vanilla with sweet cane sugar and a zesty lime twist'. This is absolutely delicious - it makes me crave the lemon drizzle cake from M&S 

What's your favourite candle?

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Lil Miss Romantic: Valentines day +

I know a lot of people are totally against celebrating 'Valentines day' because they believe they should appreciate their partner every day - but that still does not stop me from enjoying it :) 

It's a special day to enjoy your loved one - it's a positive thing in a world which seems to be full of bad news and hate

Anyway, here is what I got, and what I got up to for Valentines day:
My other half got me this beautiful bracelet from Swarovski :)

I also received a large tin of biscuit cards which were from Biscuiteer's. The tin had eight of these personalised biscuits - needless to say, I devoured three of them. The Biscuiteer's biscuits truly are the most delicious biscuits I have ever eaten - they use the finest ingredients and I literally cherished every morsel.

We also dined at Maiyango restaurant in Leicester. I have been here before and it's one of my favourite restaurants. We opted for a Valentines tasting menu (this comprised of five courses) and I  managed to finish everything - this is a massive achievement for me as I have the smallest appetite ever.

I got my other half a big bottle of his favourite aftershave, as well as some luxurious hot chocolate from Whittard of Chelsea (Hazelnut White Hot Chocolate and Creme Brulee Hot Chocolate and two White Chocolate Stirrers) 

What did you get up to this Valentines day?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Lil Miss Glam: My New Watch +

I have a slight obsession with Michael Kor's watches

I know that every blogger and their mother has one, but they are popular for a reason. They are stunningly beautiful and not too expensive either (they're much cheaper on Amazon - if you're happy to not receive a 2 year warranty that is)

I received this beautiful watch for my birthday and now I can add it to my collection :) It is not even too heavy for work!

Do you own a Michael Kors watch?