Wednesday, 8 March 2017

OOTD - 4th & Reckless ♥


I love shoes, tell me a girl who doesn't and these beauties were an exception from 4th & Reckless - A brand I had only heard about recently. 4th & Reckless sell killer boots and heels, perfect if your on the daring side and fancy something a little different , there were so many nice one's on there that it was hard to choose a pair to show you. I love my boots at the minute so I picked these hexagonal heel ankle boots which you can find on their website here - LINK -  ppst... they also sell these in khaki with a gold heel and black with a silver heel. I had a few compliments wearing these on their first outing, I was a bit unsure about wearing them out and about as I didn't want the gold heel to become scratched, but they survived a train journey and a 20 minute walk to and back from the train station and a meal with the girls without a single scratch and I'll be honest, they were rather actually quite comfortable, despite the one gentleman who told me that they looked uncomfortable - beauty is pain though.
The colour makes them go perfectly with a lot of my outfits in my wardrobe and the gold hexagonal heel makes a statement, I think that was what drew me to them - I LOVE THEM.
I'm usually a size 6.5 so i wasn't sure whether to get a 7 or a 6 but the 6 fitted perfectly - so I think they are very true to size, the quality is excellent and I'd quite happily buy the other colours also.
If your looking to add something different to your shoe collection I'd highly recommend 4th & Reckless.

P.S - How hard is it to take photos of your shoes on your feet, my poor hubby had to get on my living room floor - with my request of course to snap these beauties - blogger problems - he doesn't mind though.


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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Lazy Sunday's In Bed ♥


Don't you just love a lazy Sunday - I certainly do, the kitties do also.
My cat's occasionally make an appearance on my blog but you see them all over my Instagram these days. I wanted to share a kitty related post today because I know a lot of my followers on my blog and Instagram have cats. A couple of weeks ago I received this lovely cat bed in the post, I was a bit apprehensive that it was going to be used at first because I have bought beds in the past and the cats would rather sleep in the packaging it came in - that's cats for you though. 
But I am pleased to say, Jim - the most awkward and fussiest cat in the whole world - has decided that this cat bed in actually comfier than my bed and hasn't been out of it since I received it.
It's a god send for me as I hate having to vacuum cat hairs week in week out.
So much so Luna had a few hours in it before she was turfed out by Jim - they are funny cats, mine are like a typical brother and sister.
You can buy this "dream" cat bed here - LINK - and it's only £19.99 too.
There are lots of different varieties for your kitties depending on how spoilt your kitty is if you want to take a look - mine would give it 10 stars if they could.
I'll leave you with one last cute photo - ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY.


Do your cats use a cat bed??
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day ♥


Happy Valentine's Day you lovely lot.
This post isn't necessarily Valentines Day related but I wanted to post it today as the theme seemed very fitting.

I was recently sent some lovely goodies from *Crabtree & Evelyn and I think they deserved a mention on here, especially the biscuits. The biscuits were truly divine - available here - LINK - I actually wasn't aware that Crabtree & Evelyn sold biscuits or any confectionery to be in fact so I was surprised. These specific one's that were sent don't appear to be available on the website anymore, perhaps because they are limited edition - but there are lots of other varieties - these dark chocolate & cardamom ones in particular look yummy and are only £5.00. The packaging is really pretty too and I think they would make a lovely gift for a friend or family member and they stay really fresh in the tin too and talking of tins, I reckon you could reuse them too. These particular biscuits that I was sent were Rose & White Chocolate, not a flavour I would even think to combine but it really worked, the rose isn't to over powering but you could taste hints of it and they were so soft and buttery, I'm drooling thinking about them but they are all gone now. So next time your shopping in Crabtree & Evelyn, I'd recommend poppingsome of these biscuits in your basket, you wouldn't be disappointed that's for sure.

I was also sent some of these hand creams - LINK -  I am never normally without a hand cream especially out and about when you use public rest rooms and the soap always dries your hands out, that happens to me anyway. These little handy travel sizes mean you can just pop them in your bag for on the go and they are only £6.00, they are so soft and moisturizing, their not really greasy either like some that end up taking ages to sink into your skin are. I have currently been using the Pear & Mangolia scent and it smells lush, I love the sweet notes. They do lots of different varieties and sizes including this Gardeners Hand Therapy - perfect for those who love gardening - having a garden myself I know how sore and tired your hands can get after a day gardening so I think these are excellent and would make the perfect present for a keen gardener.

Have a lovely Valentines Day.


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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Happy New Year,

It's a little belated but I have been super busy with my online shop and work, I promise to visit this corner of the web more this year.
I have some posts saved in my drafts to share with you soon.



I hope you all had a lovely start to the year and I'm looking forward to what 2017 has in store for me and my husband.
2016 was a big year for us getting our first home together and I still pinch myself everyday when I wake up - speaking of waking up how lovely is this brushed cotton duvet set from Rooi in the picture above - you can buy it from here - LINK - I loved the checked print as it never goes out of style.

The kitties certainly find it comfy and having a brushed cotton duvet has been a god send this winter, as it has kept us toasty and warm.
Rooi offer a fantastic range of luxury living and their are so many items I would love to add to my wish list - having a home to decorate means endless possibilities.

Expect to see some more of me this year - I have some exciting posts planned.


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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

I'm Back.......


Hello....
Long time no speak.

Its been over 6 months since I wrote on this corner of the web.
To be honest life did get in the way and I have had a busy year to say the least.
But there will be a few new changes on here.

I've moved into a house since with my husband- YAY, I am  finally a homeowner and I actually own a house.
I've had two holidays this year too - quite the jet setter it seems, I'm off back to Paris at the end of this month too for a long weekend.
I've started my own little online venture selling pet collars (cat collars for the moment) - which isn't live just yet but I'm hoping it will be with a little more time on my hands in the next few months - you can follow my Facebook page - DAINTY LUNA DESIGNS - to keep up to date with news regarding that.


I have lots of new posts popping up over the next few weeks so you can see what has been happening this year.

See you soon.

x
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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Celebrating Valentines Day With Matalan ♥


With Valentines Day around the comer, you may be wondering what to buy that special someone or yourself as a gift.
Because I'm married now I don't like to go to OTT on valentines day, a evening in with a lovely home cooked meal and a movie is enough for me and Matalan's Valentines Day range has something for everyone.

I recently go to choose a few pieces from their Valentines day range to share with you.

Above is a lovely babydoll and string set which was only £12.00  - you can view that here - LINK.
Matalan's underwear range is so pretty, updating your underwear drawer regularly for these prices is fab and the sizing is pretty spot on too, I'm a size 10 normally so I ordered a medium in the baby doll and a size 10 in the 3 pack of underwear also feature above which was only £6 for the set, you can find this set here - LINK.

I was really impressed with Matalan's underwear rage and I will be updating my underwear drawer again very soon.


The other bits and pieces I chose were from Matalan's home wear range,
Again I always forget Matalan do home wear and they have some beautiful pieces.
 This set of three hanging hearts was only £6.00, they are no longer available online but you may find them in store. 
This cream heart shaped fruit basket was also £6.00 - LINK - and wire chicken egg basket was just so cute I couldn't not pick this, it was only £12.00 - you can find that here - LINK -
You can view all of Matalan's home wear range here - LINK.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my mini haul from Matalan.
Which pieces do you like the look of the most?
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Monday, 25 January 2016

My Indulgence Hour At Intu Trafford Centre ♥


First of all a very belated Happy New Year, I have started this New Year extremely busy and I hope I can share with you what it is soon.

At the weekend I was invited to an indulgence hour at the Intu Trafford Centre around various concessions and stores.
The whole idea of my indulgence our was to think about the things you can do whilst you are shopping, sometimes when you do plan a shopping trip you don't actually think of anything else, I know I don't at times.

I have shopped at the Intu Trafford Centre since it opened, even worked there for a few years, my indulgence hour really made me think of this shopping center a little differently.

My first stop was the Estee Lauder stand in Selfridges, I'm always a little apprehensive approaching these stands as I'm never always sure what they offer or what to ask.
I was given a "Get The Glow" consultation by a lovely lady (I am so terrible with names.)
First of all she asked me about my skin and what I'd like to achieve using Estee Lauder products.
She picked out 3 key products that I could use in my night time/morning routine.
She used them on my face and explained what each one did, I even learnt that putting serum on after moisturizing was actually the wrong way to apply serum.
After applying these products to my face, a cleanser, serum and moisturizer, she used this cleaver machine which took photos of my face to match my skin tone up with the perfect foundation which she also applied to my face.
The consultation was about 20 minutes and their was no pressure to buy anything and I felt like I learned a lot and now I actually want to purchase these products.
I was given a few samples of the products that she had used on my face to take away with me.



My next stop was over to the eyebrow threading station situated at the back of Superdrug.
I have never had my eyebrows touched by a professional before, I like to tweeze mine myself but after getting my eyebrows threaded I would be quite tempted to get them done here again.
It wasn't too painful, it made my eyes water a tiny bit but I was quite surprised how fast the lady did it and she did a really good job.
I was really impressed afterwards, the only thing I did regret was not having any cooling gel afterwards on them, my eyebrows were pretty red afterwards - not a good look to walk around with - ooops.


My next stop was the Andrew Collinge Salon in Selfridges, I have never known about this salon the whole time it has been here, NEVER.
It is hidden away between a shoe concession but it's actually really big inside.
I was treated to a lovely blow dry which left me feeling very glamorous afterwards.
My hair was washed and massaged before it was blow dried into curls.
The lady did an amazing job and I even left with some of the goodies she had used on my hair.
If I was going on a night out I would definitely come back here again for a blow dry again.
I had so many compliments about my hair afterwards.
This would even by the perfect treat to fit in post shop.


My final stop was to The Body Shop for a mini makeover, I was greeted by one of the lovely assistants who told me all about the Drops of Youth range and the new additions to it, I love Drops Of Youth so I was excited to hear about the moisturizer they have released.
A girl called Gemma did my make up and she was such a lovely girl, we ended up having a nice little chat as she told me all about the products she was using and how she was applying them.
I'm normally a little cautious when other people do my make up but I put all my trust in her and I was not disappointed.
These mini make overs are a fab way to try The Body Shop's products and they are really good products, I'm a particular fan of their eye shadows and have a few in my collection.

This indulgence hour taught me a thing or too and I think next time I approach a concession or store I don't think I'll be too scared to ask about their products and if I can have a little demo.
Also if I fancy getting my hair done while I'm out shopping I'll be paying a visit to Andrew Collinge again as they also do drop in appointments.
and....if I need a quick eyebrow thread, I know I won't be waiting too long.

I was also treated to a complimentary meal at Bill's with my friends, Bill's has just opened in the restaurant area in the Intu Trafford Centre and it was my first time trying Bill's too.


We went for the pink lemonade - which was lovely by the way, I'd recommend it.
We shared a "Mezze Board" between three of us which included all different bits and pieces to dip into the array of dips we had.
We all ordered the Bills Burger with fries too, which  unfortunately we had to send back after a little mix up as we asked for it well cooked and it came out medium well but they apologized and soon brought our burgers back out freshly cooked and well done - we had no complaints after that, they went down extremely well.
We finally finished our meal off with dessert because why not,.....
We had the chocolate brownie and the Eton Mess - both which I highly recommend.
I loved my meal at Bills and I will be back, they have a fab 3 course offer available during the week.
We even left with sweeties which are available as a take out option.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my indulgence hour and hopefully I opened up a new world for you.

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