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Friday, 30 October 2015

Seasons & Celebrations

Autumn British BlogSo, we're approaching the end of October!  It may sound like a cliché, but time really does fly by.  It's because of this I've grown to appreciate the 'special' days of the year and what they stand for.  Easter, Halloween, Christmas - the list goes on and on.  When everything else in your life is changing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, these days of celebration are waiting patiently in the same place on the calendar as they were the previous year and every year before that.  They each change the pattern of whatever routine is in place at any given time and offer a reason to celebrate - sounds good to me!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Triangl Farrah Sunset Dreams Bikini

Triangl Farrah Sunset Dreams BikiniEverything was fine.  I was happily loosening my grip on the summer season and accepting the likelihood of not being able to move my toes due to the inevitable low temperatures for the next half year... and then Triangl got in contact to send one of their dreamy bikinis my way!  I opted for the gorgeous Triangl Farrah Sunset Dreams c/o set and I've never felt so confident in my decision.  Seriously, this is a far cry from the time I spent years studying WW2, only to accidentally enrol on a History Tudor class (and stubbornly continue to remain there for two months).  Cringe. Anyway, we can kiss goodbye to awkward memories and thoughts of cold seasons, because for the next few minutes it's all about the enticing summer vibes that Triangl stand for!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Mii Cosmetics Eloquence Collection: Eyes

Mii Cosmetics Eloquence CollectionWell, I was planning on putting some space between the Mii Cosmetics Eloquence collection c/o reviews on A Glass Of Ice, however since trying the eye products for myself (and furiously photographing the perfect packaging from every imaginable angle), I couldn't help but share the second and final part of my review as soon as possible!  The new collection's eye products consist of three 'signature gel eyeliners', an 'eye brush' and the 'couture eye colour compact'. So, what do I make of these glossy cosmetics?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Mii Cosmetics Eloquence Collection: Lips

Mii Cosmetics Eloquence Collection LipI've spent the past three weeks gleefully wrapping myself up in cosy knit jumpers, sipping hot chocolate (always with more cocoa than recommended) and admiring the latest berry shades trickling through my social media feeds.  So, when Mii Cosmetics got in touch to try their new Eloquence collection bursting with Autumnal glamour and hints of berry, it seemed very much like a case of perfect timing!  I've been a fan of Mii Cosmetics ever since reviewing their Ethereal collection earlier this year, with a particular fondness for their lipsticks, and so as soon as I laid eyes upon the 'passionate lip lover' shades, Vamp and Majestic, I knew instantly what I'd be trying first...

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Interview With Alykat Creative

Alykat Creative Design Blog Interview Do you ever look at something you truly appreciate or even love and wonder what the inspiration could possibly have been behind it?  The first time I experienced this was at the age of eight when I slid on a pair of heeled jelly shoes at the seaside and wondered who on Earth had the bright idea to stick heels on what were already arguably the 'coolest' shoes around back then.  I was mesmerised - my tiny mind was blown!  Well, the whimsical and playful work of Alykat Creative has induced this feeling in me once more and can well and truly be considered my adult version of wearing those bright pink, sparkly shoes.  The creative mind behind Alykat Creative, Alyson Pearson, kindly sent some of her dreamy prints my way and so to provide a background story when 'oohs' and 'aahs' are inevitably expressed over these designs, I asked her a few questions...

Monday, 19 October 2015

Warwick Castle: Part Two

Warwick Case Blog Review
Picking up from where we left off in Part One of my Warwick Castle experience, Part Two sees the virtual tour become even more extravagant!  The interior design of the medieval castle seemed to become increasingly flamboyant with each room introduced; golden ceilings rubbed shoulders with large plants, grand four poster beds were surrounded by silk wallpaper and lifelike waxwork figures appeared more frequently dressed head-to-toe in heavily embellished costumes...

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Warwick Castle: Part One

Warcwick Castle Blog ReviewOne of the most wonderful things about the UK is undoubtedly the amount of history waiting to be discovered and explored.  Speaking of which, I realised it had been quite a few years since I last visited Warwick Castle and figured it was high time I explored the place once more!  To my delight (and also a little worryingly), I barely remembered anything about the medieval castle and so it felt as though I was stepping foot in the landmark's grounds for the first time...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Hotel Wishlist: Le Mas De La Rose Hotel, Provence

Note: ALL of these photos have been taken from the Le Mas de la Rose Hotel Website
I was going to wait a little longer before introducing the tenth addition to my Hotel Wishlist series, however I could barely contain my excitement when I stumbled across the beautiful Le Mas de la Rose Hotel!  Ever since laying eyes upon images of the classic 17th-century cluster of former farm buildings, I've been keen to share the dreamy hotel on A Glass Of Ice.  With light and airy rooms, a colour scheme that leaves guests with no choice but to relax and a swimming pool accessible for each of the ten rooms (including three suites), it's pretty much the perfect Provençal escape.  Considering each Hotel Wishlist addition considers aesthetics alone, this is certainly the hotel to bring the series into double-digits - say hello to number ten!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Dressed by Angels Exhibition: 175 Years of Costumes

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog ReviewYou may already recognise the name 'Dressed by Angels' as the world's largest costume house, however something you may not know is that they are celebrating 175 years of costumes (in film, TV and theatre) with an exhibition of over 100 beautiful, famous designs!  The extensive collection of costumes is on display at The Old Truman Brewery in London's Spitalfields area and will remain there to be viewed until 3rd January 2016.  To my delight, I was kindly invited over to admire the intricate embellishments of the famous faces' outfits at the Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costume exhibition.  I visited the exhibition today (before wandering through Spitalfields Market and devouring the largest slab of cake known to mankind) and found myself falling in love with more than one costume.  Do you think it's feasible to dress up as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Wind-up Doll for Halloween?!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Luckies of London: Just Your Type

Luckies of London Just Your Type Sticker SetSo, I scrapbook.  Admittedly, I'm about ten months behind which I have a feeling makes me the worst scrapbooker in the world, though nonetheless I've been keeping track of life's important moments/occasions for the best part of a decade now.  Out of any possible 'extras' to include in the albums, my embellishment of choice has always been stickers.  Foam stickers, glitter stickers, metallic stickers.. and so the list goes on!  However, my love of stickers extends far beyond scrapbooks alone and as a result has seen me forage in the kids' department of Accessorize and quirky craft stores over the years to find more to add to my collection.  Why?  Because I like stickers!  It's an odd thing to collect - true - though it doesn't feel as odd nowadays when such stylish and modern options exist, like Luckies of London Just Your Type*, a folder comprising 16 sheets of gold foil stickers.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Z for Accessorize

Z for Accessorize New Collection
You can tell the temperature has dropped when you have to keep rubbing your hands together every ten seconds to prevent blotches appearing all over them!  Though if you ask me, watching your fingers horrifically drop off one by one is entirely worth it for the sake of capturing these beautiful pieces by Z for Accessorize...
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