The Book List #2

 
For me, there's no better feeling then getting into a book, really getting into a book. To the point were your reading 50 pages a night and complete it in a flash. Well, if you can't guess by that very descriptive intro, this is exactly what happened with this one. Often, its the ones you never expect to be good that are extremely good and you're chuffed to bits that you picked it in the first place.
With this one, I picked it up, randomly, from a library bus that comes round my nain's (grandma) once a month, picking it up as the the cover looked like something it'd get into... ok I judged a book by its cover, but I wasn't all wrong! 

New Orders


It seems I haven't had a bit of spend in awhile, well recently I've seemed to have dipped into my bank account on more than one occasion - I would say there hasn't been too much damage, but that would be lying!
I'll start with the Chanel top coat, a top coat I have to say seems to be an investment worthwhile, I've been using it over the last week and my nails only chipped on the fifth day.. not too bad really. To be honest, the packaging had me at hello, so even if it was crap, I'd still have probably carried on using it.. it IS Chanel after all! Next, is the River Island bobble hat (see it better here) which has fast become my favourite hat and probably the warmest I own; burgundy is just the best colour for A/W so this lil'bobble hat is just true love!

Highlights of My Week


 
 To mix it up a bit on this blog I thought I'd do a little post on a few highlights that made my life just that little more content over the past week or so. Four little things that have actually made a bit difference to my mood, they do say its the little things in life don't they, after all!
The first thing being the Mug from Asda that I picked up a few days ago. It was only £2 and I honestly think its the cutest thing ever. Me being a bit of coffee addict means there is always time for a coffee, so this mug could not be more true! Also, I seem to going through a weird phase were I like collecting cute mugs.. hmm I've gone through weird phases before but this is a bit of an odd one haha.
Another highlight is the fact its now cold enough to dig out my winter scarf, I bought this River Island one literally a year ago (checked back on the ol'blog for that one: the post's here!) I love big snuggly scarves, now there's no excuses to wrap in one at every opportunity!
 
Its felt like an age since I've done any kind of beauty review on here - another phase: Fashion > Beauty! Well, when I picked up this Barry M - Sparkling Ruby polish, its so beautiful not have some kind of mention on here. Its a glitter ruby red and just SCREAMS Christmas - I don't think I'm going to take it off my nails until the big day now! Also, with these new (ish) 'gelly hi shine' formula, they seem to be so much more long lasting.. very very good!
Lastly, is a beauty product I've thought to use or even buy, but yano with eyebrows becoming such an important thing now in every girls beauty routine, I thought I'd venture into eye brow gels. This one from Bobbi Brown has a small enough brush to give enough precision and actually keeps my brow hair in place all day; I've never used any other kind of brow gel before, so can't compare how good it actually is, but for me I've been lucky enough that this one was good first time!
 
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(finally figured out manual focus on my camera lol) 

My Two Pence into Paris Fashion Week

:: Emanuel Ungaro ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
 
To start this little round up of my favourite Paris Fashion Week pieces and collections, I'll begin with the most vibrant, but not all that well-known (well not to me anyway) -Emanuel Ungaro. With fashion week/ month, I find its a great opportunity to discover brands, as well as highlight the excellence of high couture. With this collection, I couldn't help notice the vibrancy, the use of bold colour, the Barbie pinks etc. really caught my eye and I have to point out how much I love the heavy use of pattern. This collection is far from blending into the background and the somewhat 'girliness' of the pieces really tugs at my heart strings - serious heart eyes over here!
 
:: Hermes ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
 
Next is one of the most luxurious of brands; Hermes. I feel with this label that its best never to look at the price of things, because even the tiniest of items would cost the equivalent of re-mortgaging your house.. well we can all window shop can't we?! This collection though, screams minimalistic (eh look, an oxymoron.. see I do remember something from English language GCSE!) with a feel of a real statement pieces. Though not much colour ran through the collection, the monochrome feel suited the shapes and styles of the pieces shown. On the whole, the simple styles stayed in touch with the high luxury the brand replicates, though minimal, stayed true to Hermes. 
 
:: Chanel ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
(Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2016/ready-to-wear/chanel) 
 
It wouldn't really be Paris Fashion Week if you didn't mention one of the most famous French brands of the modern era, Chanel. This show seemed to be one of the most sorted after, with the whole Airport & Travel theme running through, all Twitter was seemed to throwing up was the words Chanel Airways - this is when you know you've made a statement.. For the line itself, the pieces seem, well quirky is the only word that springs to mind. There seemed to be a lot of tweed influences, with eye catching colours (like shown above) such as royal blues and pinks. In my opinion, there were a lot of pieces I would pick as an individual item, for instance the two piece shown above, I wouldn't necessarily wear it together, but the jacket on its one would work well. It's safe to say, Chanel certainly made an impression... 
 

:: Moncler Gamme Rouge ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
 
Lastly is another brand I'm not familiar with, though with a name like Moncler Gamme Rouge its safe to say I think I've found my new favourite named brand.. what a name!. After looking through the collection and looking into the brand, its roots of being a sportswear brand showed definite signs of influences, with trainers being donned throughout. The back drop though seemed a thing of beauty, giving the pieces femininity, complementing the floral patterns of the pieces worn. I have to say, some of the dresses in this collection seem stunning, again as I always seem to say - if only the prices were just tad cheaper...!
 
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