Top 5 Summer Lipsticks

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Yves Rocher – Framboise|Revlon – Sorbet|MAC – Crosswires|Revlon – Tutti Frutti|17 – Hot Chilli

If you’re not in a summery mood yet – although with this heat wave I don’t see how you couldn’t be! Whack on a bright lipstick and you are ready to soak up those rays (after covering yourself in a good SPF) Here are my five favourite lipsticks for these hot months.

If you are a bright pink sort of a girl then the Yves Rocher Moisturising Cream Lipstick in Framboise is for you; it’s more of a fuchsia than a raspberry but it’s super creamy, very highly pigmented and for longevity it last a good while and slightly stains your lips. The Revlon Lipbutter in Sorbet is bright pink but is slightly sheer and doesn’t have a great wearability however they are so moisturising that it’s no bother to re-apply and is perfect for someone who likes a lightweight lipstick.

If you are not into bright lips then the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires is a gorgeous pinky coral which has a medium wearability but is really creamy, moisturising and super pigmented. Pink is not for everyone so if you prefer more orange tones in the summer then the Revlon Lipbutter in Tutti Frutti is a good choice; it’s not overly pigmented so is great if you are just getting started with the brighter colours. However if you are a brights lover then the highly pigmented Hot Chilli by Seventeen is perfect it’s a long wearing, creamy lipstick that is perfect for all skin types.

Which would you wear?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

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Pimms and Sunshine

I used to be the youngest in the family who had to shout to be heard at the dinner table and was often sitting under said table sulking but now there are a few younger munchkins than me running about. The other day the whole clan got together plus a few friends to name the newest little one.

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Obviously there was Pimms to help along the celebrations.

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After a little ceremony and some live music it was time for cake and playtime.

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My favourite little munchkin and I.

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Dress – Primark|Shoes – Asos.

Just a few little snaps from a lovely day.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

A trip down memory lane|Cafe Mamma

When I was a little girl nearly every Saturday my mum, my older sister and I would stroll into town and do a spot of shopping before ending the day by meeting up with my dad at Cafe Mamma for dinner. It was a family hang out spot and I was super sad when it closed down; but much to my delight this gorgeous Italian restaurant has re-opened in Kew. The parents and I couldn’t wait to re-visit and we were not disappointed.

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It still had the washing hanging up like it used to all those years ago and that true Italian spirit.

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I kicked my meal off with a good old cocktail a San Petro – Gin, sweet vermouth, campari and triple sec with orange juice.

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I had my first ever taste of calamari at the old Cafe Mamma so it only seemed right to have it as my starter at the new place.

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Linguine tutto mare for my mains and oh my this was crammed full of seafood not just a few prawns and mussels with pasta this was chockerblock with seafood yummies.

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Somehow I managed to cram in a tiramisu for dessert not sure how I did it but I am glad I did.

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Dress – ASOS|Hat – H&M|Shoes – Primark.

For more details on my outfit check out the OOTD I posted.

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If you want good honest Italian food in England then this is the place to go I couldn’t be happier that this little gem is back.


For bookings and menu’s click here.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Holy Grail Mascara Dupe

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Miss Sporty Studio Lash£2.99 is a dupe for Clinique High Impact Mascara£16.00

Clinique High Impact was my HOLY GRAIL mascara with Miss Sporty being a close second and now I realise why because Miss Sporty Studio Lash is a much cheaper dupe of the Clinique proven in the photos above. Both of these mascara’s lengthen and separate your lashes rather than add volume however a few coats of this does thicken up your lashes slightly. The Studio Lash has a plastic wand which makes it easier to get to the root of the lash whereas the Clinique one has a fibre wand but the formula really helps to lengthen the lashes.

I love coating on mascaras and nearly always layer them up so get through tubes of the stuff really quickly so finding that the Miss Sporty is a dupe and a fraction of the price makes me a very happy bunny! If you prefer your higher end brands then try the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume which is just fabulous.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Tiger Who Came To Tea|OOTD

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Dress – ASOS|Hat – H&M|Shoes – Primark.

I wore this outfit for a casual dinner with my parents. I found this smock dress on the ASOS sale and just had to have it. When it arrived it looked like a huge tent but I love how loose fitting it is. I wanted to keep the outfit simple as the leaping tigers are the main focus so just added a straw black boater from H&M because well why not and these cute little Primark buckle shoes.

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Did you find any bargain in the ASOS sale?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Sea Punk – Bleach London

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So as you might all know I got some ombre done on my hair, giving me the freedom to put some colour into the ends. I had heard a lot about Bleach London and I love their tumblr so went and picked up Sea Punk from my local Boots. After washing my hair and towel drying it I applied the dye to the ends of my hair, it smells divine; very tropical which was a nice change from the usual chemical smell of hair dyes. You leave it on for 15 minutes (I left mine on for a little longer) before washing it out without shampoo.

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This was the end result. It’s not as green as I would have liked but it does add a lovely tint to my hair, so if you are looking for a slight hue to your hair then this would be perfect for you. One bottle for dip dye will do about two dyes (three if you have shorter hair) so you can top it up whenever needed. I will definitely be purchasing more Bleach London products so I can see if other products come up brighter!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Elegant Touch Nails

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Elegant Touch Nails in All Sorts£7.10

I am not normally a false nail girl at all but during a browse of Superdrug these popped out at me and I picked them up. First of all these are not great if you have small fingers like I do. There where some nails that would have fitted my big toe but thats about it; so finding ones that fitted my nails was quite a challenge. Once I had sorted that out they were really easy to apply. They come with sticky pads instead of the old school glue ones so you just put the pad onto your own nail and then press the false nail over the top.

They look really pretty and add a little something to an outfit but these are supposed to last for a week and most of the nails had already dropped off by the end of the night. So if you are looking for a one night nail wonder then this is for you but if you want something a bit more permeant I would go for a shellac.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO