22 July 2015

July Wish List

Dreamland Clothing Purple Oversized T-Shirt
As an 80's fashion lover this T-Shirt is the thing of dreams. Have you ever seen a more perfect 80's print? The entire collection is to die for but this t-shirt wins as my favourite piece as it would be great to hide my cake belly......

Olympus-PEN-E-PL7 Camera
I am not going to lie - the first thing that attracted me to this camera is how gorgeous it is. I didn't even care if it took good photographs. Thankfully it does take good photographs, and is exactly what I need - the quality of a Digital SLR camera but the size and weight of a compact camera. I am definitely a point and shoot girl when it comes to photographs but I would really like to learn more about my camera and photography. This camera is top of my savings list.

ASOS Mallow Shoes
These shoes are getting ordered as soon as pay day arrives. I have longed for Dr Martens style shoes forever (Dr Martens don't fit me), and all I could ever find was cheap, plastic looking shoes. That is until I noticed these on ASOS. I love how the dalmatian print will clash with almost everything I wear them with. Please don't sell out before the end of the month!!!!

Vivienne Westwood Skeleton Earrings
I have been obsessing over these earrings since I saw a girl in store wearing them. Everyone needs skeletons hanging from their ears right?! It has been a while since my ears were treated to a fun earring - they need them!!!!

Topshop Archive 80's Taffeta Prom Dress
Now this is definitely not going to be to everyone's taste and that makes me love this dress even more. You can't beat a bit of taffeta and by now I think you all know how much I love the tacky style from the 80's. Anyone want to take me to prom so I can buy this? 

Sun Jellies Betty Tote Bag
Not only is this tote perfect for your holiday to the beach but it is also perfect for carrying all your shopping at home. So much prettier than your normal store carrier bags and better for the environment. I already own the original jelly bag but when something is this adorable you need every style.

Monki Edie Anorak Sweat
The Autumn collection is slowly making its way online at Monki and this sweatshirt jumped out at me as soon as I saw it. If you like big, bold print then Monki is your store. This would be perfect for keeping me cosy when travelling and just for general day to day wear. It also looks amazing dressed up. I can't wait to visit Monki in Paris in September and hopefully pick this up.

What is on your wishlist this month????

Until next time - love, peace and sparkles....
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15 July 2015

Looking Good In Glasgow















Bein
g a blogger has made me very aware of the way I look. Yes I know that sounds really vain, but it is true. Getting photographed a lot does that to you. I am one of those girls who is pretty rubbish at being a girl. I mean the shopping thing I have down, but the beauty side of being a girl......I suck!

Luckily for me I have so many amazing beauty blogger friends with a wealth of knowledge of the beauty industry. They are full of amazing recommendations for someone as clueless as me. After years of being very lazy when it comes to beauty I am starting to make an effort and look after myself.

We are absolutely spoiled for choice in Glasgow when it comes to beauty. For anyone looking for new places to visit then here are my recommendations to serve all your beauty needs from top to toe.

HAIR
Kevin O'Neill Hair Salon - Garth Street
This salon has been looking after my hair for the last year and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Over the last 6 months they have lifted my hair from an awful black box dye disaster to the light coloured wonder it is now. For the first time in years my hair grows and looks healthy. My hair is currently looked after by the amazing Ainsley (crazy hair cutting skills and the best fringe cutter in the WORLD!) - but the whole team are amazing! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my hair.

WAXING AND BEAUTY

Peaches Wax and Beauty Bar - Parnie Street
The only salon in Glasgow to visit for all your waxing needs. Ask for a waxing recommendation in Glasgow and this salon will be mentioned time and time again. The salon also offers Billion Dollar Brows, which I am desperately trying to grow my eyebrows for, and also the amazing LVL Lashes, which I also need! You only need to read the comments from previous clients on the website to see why this salon is so popular.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Lush - Buchanan StreetI will be honest - I avoided Lush for so long due to the hype surrounding it and because I didn't want a bath bomb - I hate baths. But on visiting the store recently I realised there is more to Lush than bath bombs - a lot more - specifically their amazing skincare range. I recommend you visit the store and speak to a member of staff rather than going on other peoples recommendations, everyone's skin is different. The staff are so well trained and their love for the products shows in their enthusiasm. I am now on my second lot of products from the store and loving everything I have been trying. There are a few Lush stores in Glasgow but I have much love for the Buchanan Street store and the staff for their amazing recommendations.

NAILS
Sacha Nails - (Just off) Buchanan Street
Sacha is amazing at what she does - her work really speaks for itself. My gel nails from Sacha lasted for ages and never chipped the whole time I had them on and even then I only had to remove them due to nail growth. I already have my appointment booked for my nails for Disneyland in September. Disney nails of course. Sacha is also a qualified make-up artist so can look after your makeover needs too. Oh and an added bonus - you may be lucky enough to visit the salon when Sacha's dog Rolo is there - cuteness overload.

PAMPER
Pure Spa Glasgow - West Nile Street
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by Pure Spa to try out their Elemis Face and Body Sensation which is two therapies in one - a hot stone massage followed by an Elemis power booster facial. This was my first visit to a spa for a treatment and I was not disappointed. From the moment I arrived at the salon I felt completely at ease and the staff were lovely. After changing into my robe it was time for a quick foot massage then onto the bed for my first treatment - the hot stone massage. My therapist Diane was amazing and I loved every minute of the treatment - even when she was removing the awful knots in my back. Then it was onto the facial. Diane asked about my skin and then devised a skincare plan to help with any problems and these products were used during my facial. My skin was absolutely glowing afterwards. There are so many treatments available and I think everyone should treat themselves to spa day out at Pure Spa. I cannot wait to go back.

So ladies (and gents) you know what to do - treat yourself with one of my beauty recommendations. Please let me know if you have any other great places I need to try out in Glasgow.

Until next time - love, peace and sparkles...
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6 July 2015

Outfit Of The Day - Monki Style














Skirt - Monki// Levis Denim Jacket - Vintage//
Beads - Vintage// Sunglasses - Primark//
White Shirt - New Look// Trainers - Adidas Superstar//
Bag - Depop// Brooch - Bonnie Bling


Is there anything better than finding a new clothing store that you absolutely fall in love with?! I stumbled across Monki while down in London last month and fell in love with everything. Unfortunately the London store is the only UK store, but fear not - Monki is also available online and via ASOS.

I visited the store just as the Lynnie Zulu collection dropped and picked up a few pieces from the collection, as well as a few other bits (goodbye all my money!). And of course, since I came home from London, the online store has been my go to place for clothes (goodbye even more money!).

One of the Lynnie Zulu for Monki pieces I picked up in London was this skirt. I love clothes that look vintage but aren't vintage - vintage style without the vintage smell. I am trying to veer away from wearing jeans so much so this skirt was a perfect addition to my wardrobe. And even more so because I can wear it with my favourite footwear - trainers! I added a simple white cotton shirt, black beads and my vintage Levi denim jacket with Bonnie Bling 'Peely Wally' brooch to complete the outfit.

Well of course my outfit wasn't complete - hello Spongebob! I am not normally a fan of matching outfits but I couldn't resist my shoes and bag matching on this occasion. I love how worried Spongebob looks in these pictures - maybe the matching trainers were too much for him haha!

Expect to see a lot of Monki pieces on the blog in the coming months, and yes I may have another order on the way to me as I write this - sorry bank account! Oh and p.s - this skirt along with many other amazing pieces are now in the Monki sale. Happy shopping!

Until next time........


Love, peace and sparkles

 
All photographs taken by Lyn Duncan.
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