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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Look #HolidayShop Competition Entry.

I have been bed ridden for the last 2 days and been reading blogs like non-stop. During this time I came across Michelle's blog (Daisybutter) and her New Look #Holiday Shop Giveaway! I thought it looked like a fun little project so here is my entry!

Here is the brief:

Imagine you are going to Ibiza for a long weekend. Create a post on your blog stating which items from the New Look store you would wear to complete each of the following outfits on your holiday. You have 5 outfits for 5 occasions, so which items would you wear and why? Head over to the New Look store and start picking your favourite party dresses, bikinis and accessories. 

When I travel it's all about comfort. I would never dream of wearing heels on a plane and my feet always get cold so I would wear these Grey PU Boat ShoesI think jeans and denim are just too tight a material for flying but there's such a stylish range of leggings out there I would opt for these Black PU Side Panel Leggings. A baggy top like the Khaki See No Evil Skull Vest means you can start eating (or drinking) early and not worry about any food babies. Layering is a must so the Grey Shawl Collar Yarn Knitted Cardigan will keep you warm on the plane and make a great pillow on the way back when you are trying to recover from a 3 day hangover! I love to wear jewellery but this Set of Chain Stretch Bracelets are easy enough to get on and off when you go through security. The Leopard Print Cabin Bag means you don't have to carry all your holiday travel essentials as it wheels along beside you. The print really brings the outfit together as well!

First stop is to hit the beach. I love fun bikinis and would never just stick to black. This Frill Triangle Top adds some colour and a halterneck style always shows off your boobs (which is one feature I quite like on myself) whereas the Blue Studded Notredame Shorts will help cover my tummy which is my problem area. The Skull Pendant Necklace adds a bit of style which is easy to whip on and off when you need to dip into the pool. I don't like to bring a huge bag down to the beach with me - all I need is my iPod, money and a bit of sunscreen and I'm set so this Yellow Double Stitched Mini Saddle Bag is perfect. I tend to steer clear of makeup but the GOLD by Giles Bronzer will add a nice flush of colour to my cheekbones! Finally I like these  Leopard Print Cow Hair Sandals as they won't slip off when running through the sand towards the local lifeguards ;)

So when it's time to go out for dinner on holiday I always know I will end up in a cocktail bar after and come crawling back to the hotel room in the wee hours of the morning. I tend to get too warm in the evenings so this simple Te Amo Pink Galaxy Print Skater Dress means no layering! The Black Strappy Block Heels add some glamour but the block heel means I can last all night long. The Orange Studded Wrap Bracelet and Silver Rough Meteorite Ring add some extra glam and colour and I love a good colour clash. I love studs this year and this Black Studded Fold Over Clutch is big enough to fit in all the essentials. I can just imagine sitting at Cafe Mambo watching the best sunset in the world in this number.

I like a good matching bikini and stripes are always flattering so I would wear this Navy Stripe Frill Bandeau Bikini Top and Navy Stripe Frill Bikini Briefs. The Orange Maxi Voile Skirt is a great cover up from going to and from the bar and the Ravel Gold Leather Buckle Sandals will help you not to burn your feet on the hot tiles whilst you carry 3 or 4 daiquiris for the girls. Sunglasses are a must have for people watching around the pool so I would choose the Pieces Black Nia Sunglasses as they are very RayBan-esque. I always have my arms covered with my Micheal Kors watch and a stack of bracelets and these Leaf and Bead Charm Friendship Bracelets would have pride of place on my wrist. The Stone Tassle Duffle Bag would fit in my beloved Kindle, iPod and the big old bottle of water I would need to keep me feeling tip top all day!

When the sun sets, it's time to hit the strip and party away into the night. Once done with my bikini for the day I would layer the Ruched Front Bandeau and the Purple Dip Hem Skirt over it; this would still show off the amazing tan I've been working hard on. The Black and Gold Baroque Beaded Clutch is beautiful and such a statement whilst the Black Gold Cuff T-Bar Heels make it look like you have spent hours getting ready. The Gold Spike Chain Egyptian Pendant and Gold Drop Black Curve Feather Earrings really make the outfit come together and add the touch of class you would need to get straight into the VIP section of Eden!

So I know if I was wearing any of these outfits I would be looking rather fab in Ibiza! Which of the outfits is your favourite? I honestly can't pick one!

If you want to take part in Michelle's competition then click here for all the details!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Get to know me.

Really cannot muster up the energy to write or think about my blog today. Why am I the only person alive to get a cold in August?!

Hello to my few new followers, so amazing that people actually want to read my blog. I thought I would do a Get to know me tag/post as you don't know too much about me!

1. Are you named after anyone? 
Nope, Just a bit of a random name. I've never met anyone with my name so if you know anyone called Tanice let me know!
2. When was the last time you cried? 
Ummm a few weeks ago. A crappy day followed by a crappier night.
3. Do you have kids? 
Nope and not planning to for quite some time!
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I would hope so. My friends mean the world to me so I would know I had a good friend to always look out for me!
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Too much. I use it in a joking kinda way but I know there have been times where I've taken it too far!
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? 

Never. In. My. Lifetime.
7. What's your favorite cereal? 
Ummm I like a bit of Ready Brek and if not I go for Granola. 
8. What's the first thing you notice about people? 
Usually what they are wearing. If I make eye contact or vice versa I always smile and I notice if the other person does not smile back. If they don't I get really peed off.
9. What is your eye colour? 
10. Scary movie or happy endings? 
Happy endings anyday.
11. Favorite smells? 
Petrol, candyfloss, Marc Jacobs Daisy & fresh bedding.
12. Summer or winter? 
Summer! But I like summers that are actually summer and not rubbish like this year!
13. Computer or television? Computer - I'd rather read blogs / watch YouTube than watch TV!
14. What's the furthest you've ever been from home? Miami / Dominican Republic for a holiday
15. Do you have any special talents? 
I don't think sooo. I pick up languages quickly if that counts. Oh and I am very witty. I can come up with a funny response to most things ;)
16. Where were you born? 
17. What are your hobbies? 
I guess blogging? I love to read and watch films, travel around and shop!
18. Do you have any pets? No, but I'm dying to get a puppy!
19. Favorite movie? 
I loved The Hangover, Hear no evil see no evil, The Holiday,  All the Shrek films....anything with Channing Tatum
20. Do you have any siblings? 
Yes. A sister who is a year younger than me.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
I still don't know...I'm a event management degree graduate but can't decide between events/ PR / social media. I wanna do all three. Oh and I want to be a mum :)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Winter Shoe Wishlist!

Shoe Porn!

AMP Chelsea ankle boots - ASOS - £55  £35 
Navy boat boots - River Island  - £30
Cat wedges - eBay - £24.99
Double strap heeled boots - New Look - £39.99
5 Dynamo rose gold stud slipper - Miss Selfridge - £30
Authentic shoes - Vans - £48 

As much as I love the summer weather (this summer does not count as I am not going away) winter clothes are the best. Cosy knits & boots all the way! These are just some of the shoes I am thinking of getting for this winter!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation

Although I am ever faithful to my MAC Face & Body I realised a bottle of that plus my Mineralize Skin Finish costs me a rather tear jerking £48! And under no circumstances would I give up my MSF!

I haven't used a drugstore foundation is well over a year but summer usually makes me want a more healthy finish as opposed to my regular matte one. I have heard great things about L'Oreal's Lumi Magique ranch so jumped on board!

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation is a medium coverage foundation which is light infusing. To me that means it provides a nice glowy finish without looking too shimmery or dewy. The coverage is definitely buildable so is a great foundation to match the type of day your skin is having!

Although I'm not a huge fan of glass packaging as I am rather fond of the rose gold detailing and a do like the pump as it is easy to control how much product you use (unlike my MAC Face & Body!)

The only downfall with this product is there are only 6 colours available. Luckily W5 Gold Sand is a pretty good match for myself. 

I really like this foundation and although I haven't got any recent drugstore brands to compare it too I would definitely recommend this for someone who wants the summer glow that the UK sun is not bringing us itself!