Saturday, 11 July 2009

And the winner is.........

Thank you to those of you that entered my first competition to win the Barry M and Eyeko nail polish.

The winner has been picked at random and I can now announce the winner is ......... Cutiegingerbread. Congratulations.

As only a few people entered, I wanted to say a big thank you to the others - superficialgirls and lipstick rules, thanks for all your support, nice comments and for welcoming me into the online blogging community. By way of thank you I've decided to give you both a nail polish related prize too.

If you all want to email me with your addresses I'll get these posted to you as soon as I can.

Friday, 3 July 2009

My imaginary holiday wardrobe

Because in my imagination I have infinite supplies of money, a model-esque figure, cope well and can look glamorous in any temperature or situation, and find it so easy to spend the entire day walking around in 5 inch heels, I decided to put together my ideal holiday wardrobe.
In just three weeks I’ll be Eurostarring it across the Channel to Brussels for a much needed and highly anticipated city break in the trendy Flanders area – Brussels to be precise. I’m notorious for phoning people up the night before a holiday completely stressed because I can’t close my suitcase and then getting on holiday only to wear the same thing every day because I’ve not actually packed anything that matches.

Even though I plan to have a mini haul before the holiday to buy some nice new things to wear while I’m away, I’ll ultimately end up wearing the same things as usual, and won’t look anything like the travel-wise celebs that Heat and Reveal show looking cool and refreshed after a three hour train journey, and browsing the shops in foreign towns in heels and shorts.
But reality aside – I’ve been putting together my ideal holiday wardrobe, and here is it.
The first thing I found was the perfect evening dress. I’ve always wanted a DVF ever since I first set eyes on her classic wrap dresses, so imagine my excitement with the latest in maxi dresses from the selfsame icon.

Imagine the scene – a trendy bar (because of course money is no object, and I’m not worried about the poor exchange rate on sterling to Euros – after all, this is only fantasy), cocktail in one hand, Chanel clutch in another, immaculate make up, and 5 inch heels – maybe some heeled gladiator style Jimmy Choos…

Then for the day time – Brussels has no coast so it’s going to be city chic all the way. Even though, of course heel height has no bearing on my ability to walk and resist pain, I’ll opt for some gladiator flats this time in perhaps some sort of black leather/gold studded style, with Jeffrey Campbell to help me out....

And what would accompany these better than this Margo ditsy little number?

I’m already feeling cool just thinking about it. Sitting in a cafĂ© on the side of the Grand Place watching the merriment, sipping on some wine as the hours roll by.

But oh….I need a bag…..don’t even get me started on bags!!!!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Nail Varnish Competition

Sorry for no blogs of late - I've been sick with an ear infection and I'd forgotten just how nasty they are. To top it off this heat wave we're having is not exactly weather condusive to recovery! But after three days the antibiotics seem to be kicking in so fingers crossed by the weekend I'll be back to normality!

Whilst ill I thought about painting my nails in a different colour, though of course couldn't bring myself to steer away from my traditional red. This got me thinking about make up and fashion styles and looks that I'd love to try, but have never had the occassion or courage to do so. Two things I've seen on celebrities at the moment are blue nail varnish and bright pink nailvarnish.

I've therefore decided to run my first competition - the prizes of which will be - yep you've guessed it - some blue and bright pink nail varnishes.

The blue nail varnish is Barry M's cyan blue, and the pink is Eyeko's punk polish. Both of these colours are simply gorgeous and they look really thick and dreamy - almost like paint. I'm sure whoever wins these will enjoy.

To enter, subscribe to my blog, and then leave a comment below this entry, telling me about a nail look you've seen but you've never had the courage to try. This could be black nails, nails filed to a point, WAG nails, nail art, jewels etc.
The closing date is Friday 10th July. Winners will be picked at random.