Sunday, 27 October 2013

& Other Stories Birthday gifts

I'm always keen on trying new make up brands, and thanks to my sisters birthday gift, I am able to try out a fairly new brand to the Uk. Swedish fashion house, & Other Stories is part of high street giant H&M. 
& Other Stories is a more expensive and 'grown up' version of H&M, selling their wares mostly online with only one store London and others in Europe. 
Their collections are built around inspiring fashion stories. All their lines are diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and designed to provide endless styling choices. I purchased some amazing over the top gold crystal earrings from the store last week. The packaging was minimul but felt quite expensive, the store was the same, but had a homely H&M feel to it. 
My make up gifts from Abby were Lockram Catus eye colour and Nude Lame lipstick. The lipstick is the texture of a lip balm with a hint of colour and a subtle sheen, great for everyday use!

The eye colour has a great depth and looks great for the statement smoky eye for the evening! 

Prices £7-£15. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

DIY Country Cottage

We are coming up to our three year anniversary in our lovely Country Cottage and you'd think in three years everything should be finished. Oh no, moving into an old house takes so much time and money, I really wish the apple trees in the garden grew £50 notes instead of apples! We have just had a new minky coloured carpet in our bedroom which adds luxury and much needed warm in this winter months.


I have given an old wooden picture frame a new lease of life by roughly brushing on metallic gold paint to give it that worn look. We then hung it on our landing above a chest of drawers. I added a small metal hanging heart and left it simple. I really like it!