Monday, 22 September 2014

Tanqueray Brings Cocktail Couture At One Aldwych

Until October 2nd, Tanqueray Gin and The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych have partnered to create four bespoke fashion designer cocktails. The tempting Cocktail Couture menu features cocktails inspired by fashion icons showing at each of the fashion weeks.

Calvin KleinNew York, New York

Tanqueray No. 10, rhubarb liqueur, Martini Bianco, fresh pomegranate seeds and lemon bitters. Served in a chilled coupette glass.

Alice Temperley  - English Rose

Tanqueray London Dry, rose liqueur, homemade jasmine syrup and lemon juice. Topped with bergamot foam. Served in a chilled Martini glass.

MoschinoLa Dolce Vita

Tanqueray London Dry, Martini Rosato, homemade wild berry syrup and cranberry juice. Topped with Champagne. Served in a cat glass with Sauvignon Blanc and mango mousse.

Chanel - Blanc et Noir
Tanqueray London Dry, lemon juice, Chartreuse, elderflower cordial and citrus bitters. Topped with lemongrass foam. Served in a black glass over ice.

We tried the New York, New York and La Dolce Vita cocktails in the stylish setting of The Lobby Bar.

New York, New York (chosen by my husband) was an ultra refreshing citrus drink, it smelt so good the scent floated towards us as it was brought to our table. Sleek, sophisticated and impressive.

La Dolce Vita (my choice) was predictably a glamorously, sweet alcoholic affair that lived up to my expectations. Served in an unusual cat glass this was ostentation at its finest.

Priced at £13 each, the limited edition cocktail menu will be available for the duration of the fashion month, from the start of New York Fashion Week on 4th September until the end of Paris Fashion Week on 2nd October.

One Aldwych Hotel is based in Covent Garden: One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ (Telephone:020 7300 1000)

Make Green Eyes Stand Out with Brown Eyeliner

An eyeliner that I have been reaching for so often lately is the Bourjois Metallise metallic eyeliner in Brun Alliage. Brun Alliage is a deep, dark brown with a very soft metallic aspect to it that reflects in light. The shimmer is barely noticeable but has a wonderful way of reflecting in my pupils and just makes my eyes sparkle with life and enhances the greenness. Take a look at the photo above to see what I mean.

I notice that when I wear this eyeliner that I get loads of compliments on my eye colour and my eyes so it is 100% worth buying..although I think it is not made anymore :( It is such a pity as this is a fabulous product, waterproof, soft to apply and rich in colour.

Ah well, I will be looking for a dupe soon!

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer Vivid Vermillion - Nails Of The Day

Who says Summer is over?

I am making the most of the September sunshine with this gorgeous coral red, new Gel Shine Lacquer nail polish from Max Factor. Vivid Vermillion is bright, fun and glossy.

I only needed to apply one coat for opacity.

Love it.

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquers costs £7.99 

*PR Sample

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My Top Five Foundations

Listed below in no particular order are my current top five favourite foundations - 

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup £28

A light to medium coverage foundation that is so light in texture that it melts into the skin leaving a natural and radiant finish that makes my skin look so good.

bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation £26

bareMinerals first ever liquid foundation blew me away with its results. Flawless perfection, a bright and natural finish with buildable coverage.

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation £30.50

Over two years down the line this foundation still impresses me with its ability to transform my skin, illuminating and enhancing in a great gel like formula.

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation £14

This foundation provides almost full coverage and has excellent staying power, I would use this on a daily basis as a good alternative to Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup £29.50

A best seller and it is easy to see why. A perennial favourite of mine, this foundation provides full coverage and all day staying power. It is heavier than other foundations but it really does cover everything and is ideal for the winter months. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Nails Inc Colville Mews - Nails Of The Day

Today's Nails of The Day comes courtesy of one of my favourite nail polish brands. Nails Inc Colville Mews is a smart milky beige shade. It took 2 coats to achieve this opaque and glossy finish.

Nails Inc Colville Mews costs £12

Pinks Boutique Try Me Set Rose Body

I do love a sample sized product and this little Try Me Set from luxury organic skincare brand Pinks Boutique is up there with the best of them and is quite simply an ideal way for trying before buying. There are seven sets to choose from, being the Rose fiend that I am I had to try the Rose Body version.

The set contains the following items which I found to be suitable for one use.

Rose Crystal Bath Soak - My favourite from within this little box of goodies. I popped the crystals into my bath and soon the bathroom smelt incredible and inviting. A lovely way to relax and kick off the pampering.

Contains Himalayan mineral crystal, Epsom salts and is infused with an organic blend of rose essential oils.

Rose Crystal Bath Soak 500g costs £39

Rosehip Face and Body Scrub - A gorgeous smelling, smooth and gentle yet effective scrub, I used it on my body for super soft skin. 

Rosehip Face and Body Scrub 60g £31.50

Rose & Geranium Body Wash - This body wash comes out as a gel, is delicately scented and is gentle on the skin and soothing.

Rose & Geranium Body Wash 250ml £23

Rose Face & Body Balm - The balm is almost solid in form but warmed up in your hands turns into a delightful oil that would be so good as a massage oil, as it was I had to massage into my own skin and it was just beautiful. Smelt wonderful and left skin feeling super soft for hours. I used it on my body as part of my pampering experience.

Rose Face & Body Balm 50g £30 

Final thoughts - I loved this little set and it provided a fantastic introduction to the Pinks Boutique products. I absolutely loved the Face & Body Balm and Bath Soak. 

Pinks Boutique Try Met Set - Rose Body costs £20 

*PR Sample

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tanya Burr Penguin Chic Nail Polish - Nails Of The Day

I love this shade from the Tanya Burr Collection - Penguin Chic is a gorgeous dark greige autumnal nail polish. The formula is lovely to apply, smooth and even, it took 2 coats to achieve this rich and glossy finish.

*PR Sample


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