The New Era of Paul's Boutique

Hi girlies,

I'm sure at least all of us have had, or at least know someone who has had, a neon over the top Paul's Boutique bag over the years. I know I have had quite the collection in the past, but quickly out grew their style as I got older. The brand was once known for their urban, out there street style, but little did I realise Paul's Boutique has undergone a dramatic make over in recent times!

Paul Boutique is now the accessory of choice for a string of well known ladies such as Leona Lewis and even Pippa Middleton! I mean if it's suitable for the sister of a duchess....


(all images sourced from Google)

Pictured above Leona is wearing the Maisy, which can be bought at the link below http://www.paulsboutique.com/products/Maisy-Patent-Black-.html

Pippa is seen using both the Paige block colour satchel, which can be found at the link below and the Stella Shopper (unfortunately, out of stock)
http://www.paulsboutique.com/products/Paige-block-colour-navy%7B47%7Dwhite.html

I've decided to share my current favourites, which are all available on the website and make a perfect Christmas gift!


 

In many ways, these bags are a nod to the extremely popular Michael Kors bags which their shape and chosen pattern which makes them very current.

That's it for now, until next time.. LolaRose xx

Happy Black Friday - Discount Codes!

Hi girlies,

Happy Black Friday! Is it just me or is Black Friday so much more global this year with Irish and UK stores really cutting their prices as well ? So for this post I've decided to share with you all the discount codes I've used and stumbelled upon, some are up at 12am tonight and others run until Sunday so be quick!


Fashion
BooHoo.com
30% off and free delivery
No code
Starts on Friday, ends on Monday


Missguided
20% off
CODE: CYBER20
Starts Thursday, ends Monday

 
All Saints
20% off
CODE: CYBER
Starts Friday, ends Monday

 
ASOS
20% off
CODE: CYBERWKND20
Starts Friday, ends Tuesday

 
River Island
20% off everything from 11am-3pm on Friday
CODE: TREAT28

 
French Connection
40% off
CODE: FC40B
Starts Friday, ends Monday
 
Topshop
Up to 50% off selected lines
Starts Thursday, ends Monday

 
Urban Outfitters
Up to 50% off
CODE: BFDELIVERY
Friday only

 
Whistles
30% off everything
No code
Starts Friday


Kurt Geiger 
20% off everything 
until the 30th November!

Karen Millen
25% off everything
CODE: KM25OFF
Starts Friday, ends Monday

Oasis
30% off
CODE: 30FRIDAY
Friday only
Inthestyle.com
25% off
CODE: BLACKFRIDAY
Friday only

New Look
upto 50% off selected lines 
No code
Friday only

H&M 
Instore only
Spend €25 get 10% off 
Spend €50 get 15% off
Spend €75 get 20% off


Beauty
St Tropex
40% off everything
CODE: HOLIDAY40
Time not specified

Laurens Way
20% off
CODE: BF20
Time not specified

Cloud 10 beauty 
20% off everything
No code
Friday, until Monday

Look Fantastic 
20% off 
CODE:BF20
Time not specified

Cloudninehair.com
30% off
NO code
Friday until Monday 

And that's it for now girlies if I find more I'll be sure to update it but I'm sure that will keep your bank balances crying for now!!

Until next time, Lola Rose xx
 
 

Christmas 2014 Gift Guide for Her

Hi girlies,

Ok so seeing as it's coming to the end of the month and we are entering into one of the busiest, most expensive months of the year I thought why not create a little helping hand for those of you who are unsure of what to buy your other half, friend mum or yourself!


 1. OPI Holiday Nails Gift Set - Every girl loves nail polish and OPI has an extremely good colour payoff and is long lasting making it a worth while stocking filler, perfect for secret Santa - €15.30  from Debenhams.ie (10% discount atm)

2.GHD V Rose Gold Styler - 9/10 girls rely on their straighteners so a good pair is vital to ensure longevity. These may be on the pricier side of the gift guide but they are well worth it and did I mention, they're rose gold!! Perfect for any style loving girl. - €164 on http://www.ghdhair.com/hair-straighteners/ghd-v-rose-gold-styler

3. Michael Kors Runway Tortoise Shell Watch - What girl doesn't want a MK watch ?! I thought this one was quite a unique one as Michael Kors watches are a very popular gift I thought this would be perfect for someone who wants to be a little different from the crowd. - €188 on  https://secretsales.com/details/Runway-tortoiseshell-watch-598957

4. Urban Decay Vault Set - This is the mother of all makeup pallets available this Christmas. This kit contains Naked palettes 1,2 and 3 along with three blush and contour sets, three eye kohls and three lip glosses it makes every makeup lover go weak at the knees! Unfortunately this is currently sold out at Selfridges however they hope to restock in time for Christmas so keep an eye out! €227 here is the waiting list link if you wish to be added!  http://www.selfridges.com/content/article/urban-decay-product-notification

5. Mi Moneda Necklace and Coins - This is a brilliant gift as the necklace can be used time and time again by interchanging different coins to make it look different. I own the one in the picture (Rose gold chain with brown glitter coin) and I can safely say I love it. If you know the person you are buying for already has a necklace simply buy a coin! Full sets start at €220 and coins start at €18 from http://www.lilywho.ie/mi-moneda/mi-moneda-neckwear/complete-sets.html

6. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream - This perfume was bought for me by one of my best friends for my birthday and has become one of my favourite scents. It is by far my favourite Marc Jacobs perfumes and is perfect for anyone who loves sweet girly tones to their perfume. - €45 for 30ml from http://www.theperfumeshop.com/fcp/product/womens-perfumes/marc-jacobs/daisy%20dream/2632

7. Zara Stressed But Well Dressed Clutch - This clutch is loved by bloggers worldwide. It is perfect for any fashionista for day wear or a night on the town. Sold out in Zara but can be purchased from eBay or Depop http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZARA-stressed-but-well-dressed-clutch-bag-Bloggers-BNWT-sold-out-everywhere-/121495911795

8. Alex and Ani bracelets - These were one of the top presents of 2013 and 2014 making them perfect for Christmas. The meaning behind each bracelet makes them even more special and you can choose from silver and gold. My favourites include the Disney charms and "what's for you will not pass you' - €30 http://www.alexandani.com/what-s-for-you-will-not-pass-you-expandable-wire-bangle-5513.html

9.Pandora Stackable Rings - Pandora rings are becoming as well known as their bracelets due to their fab designs and great quality. This princess ring is perfect for any girly girl and is very reasonably priced at €45 http://www.johngreedjewellery.com/women-c193/rings-c196/pandora-princess-tiara-ring-190880cz-p20596

And that's it folks! Hopefully this post has given you a few ideas for what to buy your loved ones and I shall be back very soon!

Thanks for reading, until next time  LolaRose xoxo

Mac Spirit Lipstick

Hi girlies,

So I, like every other hot blooded female, went into Mac recently hoping that my local store would be one of the very few that had the infamous 'Velvet Teddy' shade that will turn us all into Kylie Jenner by applying a swoop of it onto our lips. Of course, it was sold out and will be for months. However the assistant did introudce me to my new love...
Meet the satin finish beaut that is, Spirit.






I knew I wanted a brown warm toned shade if Velvet Teddy was sold out and when she pointed me towards this one it was love at first sight. This might sound dramatic but come on girls it's a Mac lipstick, it happens! She paired it with both Stone and Chestnut lip pencils and I went for Stone, which to be honest I kind of regret but hey, it's an excuse to go back and purchase Chestnut!
The lasting power of this lipstick is one of the best I've tried and the colour stays true all day which is something that can't be said for other Mac shades I've tried such as Rebel and Cyber. 

I feel this is the perfect 90's throwback shade and if you like me, were too young and missed out on the makeup looks of the 90's, how lucky are we that we get to recreate them 10 years later! Due to the satin finish of this product it doesn't dry out my lips in the slightest, however I would recommend applying some lip conditioner before hand as it can show up any dry patches and let's face it, that just isn't pretty!

As always, this lippy was €18.50 and if you purchase don't forget to keep the packaging for back to mac! 
  

Until next time girlies, LolaRose xx 









Kate Spade arrives at Kildare Village!

Hi girlies,

I'm sure all my Irish followers are well aware of one of Ireland's top outlets Kildare Village, well I'm about to give you another reason to love the place.... Kate Spade NY has arrived!

This New York based designer is well known for her leather pieces and us Irish folk can now get our hands on them at, of course, the outlet price!

Here's my wish list for some items I plan on drooling over during my next visit...


1. All Aboard charm bracelet, 2. feather bag, 3. Make Me Blush bangle, 4. This Is The Year bangle, 5. Just Married clutch.

I absolutely adore these items they are so timeless and quirky, and perfect for Christmas (hint hint mum if your reading this!!)

Have you heard about Kate Spade before ?
What are you lusting after?

Until next time, Lola Rose xx



My go-to winter nail polishes

Hi girlies,

I'm finally back, you know what us bloggers are like for an odd blogging hiatus but I'm back and with an over-flowing notebook of fab 'blogable' products and pictures for you all!
 I've decided to share with you my 'go to colours' for my talons this Christmas season, (it's post Halloween, we are allowed to say it's technically Christmas, right?)

For me, topping up your nail colour to a fab festive colour is the perfect way to ease yourself into Christmas mode without pulling out the Christmas jumper and Santa hat!



First up is OPI with a nice rich purple shade 'Push & Pur-Pull' (I'm a sucker for nail polish names seriously, whoever gets to choose them has the best job in the world!) This shade proves you don't have to be typical when choosing your Christmas nails and any deep rich colour can have you feeling suitably festive!

Next up is the shade S340 by Hairspray which is a beautiful glossy red shade that will have Santa himself jealous of your glowing talons! This is the perfect choice for those of us who feel it isn't Christmas unless you are donning at least something bright red and best of all, one coat and your good to go.

There's something about gold which always reminds me of Christmas and this Gold Coin shade from Revlon is perfect. This is one of the few gold polishes I have which actually isn't a sparkly top coat, this is a stand alone gold paint which looks great paired on the ring finger as an accent colour.

w7 are great for cheap and cheerful nail polishes and this silver glitter over coat in the colour Silver Dazzle is no different. Let's face it, if you can't get away with being covered in glitter without being judged at Christmas then you never can!

 Every year I treat myself to an OPI polish from their Christmas collection and this year I have a feeling I will be stocking up on a lot more than just one as there collection is better than ever! This time round I have bought ' Just BeClause', now if that name alone doesn't get you humming Christmas carols nothing will! This deep plum colour compliments all skin tones and is a perfect elegant festive shade.

Finally the most gorgeous green shade that always reminds me of the film Elf! This unfortunately has no name or shade number but it is by Colour Club polishes and is perfect for those who aren't afraid of a bit of colour this season!

And that's it for now! I'll be back very soon with no doubt copious more Christmas related posts!





National Television Awards - My Red Carpet Winners and Losers !

Hi girlies,

I actually haven't done a post like this in quite a while, however, when I seen a range of both amazing and let's just say some not so amazing gowns on the red carpet last night I knew this deserved a place on the blog!
If I'm honest, I don't like criticising people too much on their clothing, as I am all for personal style and my red carpet winners may be in someone else's sin bin, but that's the fun in having an opinion!

Let's start off on a positive note with those who stole the show for me;

Abbey Clancy -
Abbey Clancy, for me, rarely does wrong when on the red carpet and last night was no different. Her racer front dress, was simplistic yet striking and her slit was just the right amount of daring, however, this was an element which too many of her fellow TV stars seemed to forget! Usually I prefer when people don't wear red on a red carpet, for obvious reasons, however, let's face it, it's Abbey Clancy, she could wear the red carpet and she'd still feature in the best dressed list!!
 
Michelle Keegan -
 

Does this look familiar to anyone ? I was shocked at how alike Abbey Clancy's dress was to Michelle Keegan's with their figure hugging, racer front gowns! Michelle went for an on trend pastel mint with a fish tail bottom and as always, had the country falling at her feet! Will she ever have an off day ?!
 
Fearne Cotton -
If I'm honest, as much of a fashion icon as Fearne is, I rarely understand her style however when she stepped out in this white and silver lace detailed number,j'ai compris !! She looked absolutely beautiful and I love how she kept her hair from looking too 'over done', as she could have very easily turned into a middle aged bride! Fab from Fearne!
 
Caroline Flack -
 
                         
Caroline donned shorts and a blazer for this year's NTA's which is a common look for her, yet one she works so well, I mean look at those pins! The touch of hologram in her heels against the crisp white made for a classy, fashionable look. Thumbs up from me! 

 
Tess Daly -
This, my friends, is how to do the androgynous look. The usually girly and feminine Tess looked amazing in this jumpsuit paired with a blazer over the shoulder for an amazingly chic look. Pairing this with a red lip and loose curl, made her one of my personal favourites on the night.
 
Georgia Foote -
 
 
When this dress came up on my Twitter newsfeed last night, I presumed I had misread it and that it was from department king Selfridges, however when I rechecked to find it was indeed from Miss Selfridges, I was blown away! This gown looks like it could easily pass for a Jenny Packham however us mere mortals can get our hands on this dazzler in store from March! I can sense a queue forming!!
 
 
And now onto those who failed to make the cut !
 
Amy Willerton -
 
Usually, I love Amy Willerton's style and the fact she carries her pageant queen look where ever she goes, however this dress just didn't do it for me! I love the top of it, however I feel when the diamonds meet the tulle bottom it screams tacky. Sorry Amy!
 
Kelly Brooke -
 
Oh Kelly! I honestly don't know where to start here, the slit, the v neck, those shoes. This is the perfect example of leaving far too little to the imagination! Let's just say I hope she's had a bikini wax!!
 
Pixie Lott -
 
Here is another example of a sky high split gone wrong! I love the boho feel of the plunge neckline, paired with a long pendant and long sleeves, but I have no idea where the blue material is coming from! So close, but yet so far!
 
Laura Whitmore -
 


 


It is a rare occasion that Laura Whitmore features in anything negative on my blog, however I cannot understand this dress at all! There is just too much going on and I'm still trying to figure out where that checked material is coming from!
 
 
And there you have it folks, my winners and losers from the NTA red carpet!
Who was your favourites on the night?
And who left you with your mouth open, for all the wrong reasons?!
 
 
Until next time girlies.. LolaRose xx 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Skincare Routine - Byphasse Cleansing Milk Review

Hi girlies,

I'm back with a follow up to my Clarins Energizer range review which you can read HERE and now I am going to share with you my favourite cleanser of the moment.

 If I'm honest, as I said in my previous skincare post this year I am forcing myself to have a 'proper' skincare routine and this product was quite an impulse buy when I seen it in Mc Cabe's pharmacy for only €3.99 and I had actually watched a video by the lovely BlushBlendBeauty on YouTube recommending this cleanser, I decided this would join my routine!



I have tried cleansers in the past and I'm always amazed at how 'unclean' your face actually is after removing your makeup, which is only proven when you use your cleanser! This one in particular removes even the most stubborn mascara residue which is one of the main reasons I'm such a fan.

I am often weary of trying out new lotions and potions for my skin as I have really dry and sensitive skin, lucky me eh? But this was a pleasant surprize as it didn't aggravate my skin in any way, shape, or form! I find it really hydrates my skin as it is a cleansing milk and it isn't overly fragranced. I actually hadn't been aware of this brand until I heard BlushBlendBeauty speak of it and until I found an entire aisle dedicated to it in my local Mc Cabe's pharmacy! Byphasse actually have everything from cotton pads to shampoo and conditioner all in mahoosive sized 500ml containers for amazingly low prices.

I will definitely be trying the shampoo and conditioner from this range after this successful buy and I completely recommend getting your hands on this if you can!

You can purchase this cleansing milk online at Mc Cabes pharmacy online  HERE

Have you tried any new brands of late?
 
Until next time girlies.. LolaRose xx