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Saturday, 8 October 2016

New Nails | Nail Lounge & Spa

All by Sotira at 'Nail Lounge & Spa'

This post is long overdue, and I mean really long! I started getting my nails done by Sotira exactly a year ago, (yes I checked, thanks for the date stamps Instagram).
And I have had many different incarnations of colours and lengths, with extensions and without but I can say now I wouldn't go to anyone else for all things nails related.

Sotira really is amazing at what she does, I started with her getting gel extensions and never had one issue, they lasted really well and I kept them up for a fair few months. And I would like to add this was while working in retail, anyone who has worked in a shop knows what a battering your hands take, and I never had any break, ping off or any chips.
I really love the look of super long claws but we all know they aren't hugely practical. Now I just go with gel colour, and I don't know if I could go back to regular nail polish.
As someone who feels naked without my nails painted it's just one less thing to think about. I mean who doesn't want a perfectly shiny finish with no chipping that lasts for weeks?

The main motivation for this post is that Sotira has now opened her own place in Brighton (on London Road) and I couldn't be happier for her. It's newly refurbished and everything is shiny and new!
A lot of people can do nails, and I'm sure many can do them well but she is just so damn lovely and clearly passionate about what she does. I always have such a laugh and a generally really great experience with her. And if you know me  there is nothing I hate more than forced and painful small talk!

I'd like to add that this isn't sponsored and I have always been and will continue to be a paying customer. If someone is great at what they do then more people should know about it! Just don't all rush at once, I still want to be able to get an appointment!

Check them out on Instagram, facebook and their website.


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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Wishlist | Black leather tote bag

I have been looking for a new everyday/work bag for quite some time. I love my bag inc 'Victoria' bag but I want something a little different. 
I hate to admit it has turned into a slight obsession trying to find the perfect black leather tote bag. I knew I was picky but I hadn't realised quite just how specific I was with my requirements!

I am looking for a large but not too large leather tote bag, that preferably has a has a lining, the straps can't be too thin, as I tend to cart around too much stuff and it will get heavy. Inside compartments or pockets are a plus and I would like some sort of closure or zip on the top to protect my items should it rain. I want it to be completely plain, with only a small or ideally no company logo, good quality leather, but without the crazy high designer price tag, and it must be black. Obviously.

Not much to ask right?! Perhaps a bit ridiculous, after all, it is only a bag. But surprisingly I have found a few that fit my unrealistically long list of criteria. Unfortunately both companies currently only ship to the USA and Canada but fortunately for me should I decide to take the plunge I am going to be in New York in a few weeks so I could order one and have it delivered there.

Now if I could only decide between them...


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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Outfit | Satin bomber jacket

Jacket - Topshop (sold out) similar here and here

Top - urban outfitters (old) similar here
shorts- Asos (old) similar here and here
Shoes - Teva
bag- Bag Inc
sunglasses - Ray-Ban
watch - Nixon
necklace - Argos - similar here
rings - Lisa Angel, Accessorize and vintage

Say hello to my first proper outfit post in a long time. I'm feeling a little rusty but hopefully things will slowly come back to me!

I would also like to add that I haven't gone mad and started wearing loads of colour all of a sudden, (my Instagram can prove that!). But I bought this jacket to wear to a wedding, it matched the dress (outfit post here) and I needed something at short notice

These satin pinky hued bombers are everywhere, and I really could of shopped around a bit more for something cheaper (like I normally would) but I was in a rush getting something to wear and this one was right in front of me in my local Topshop!

I have only worn it a couple of times, as black is my complete and utter safe comfort zone when it comes to clothing but I do like it and even had a couple of compliments when wearing it!


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