Friday, 26 October 2012

What's in my Hand Bag?? - YouTube Tag

So here's my 'What's in my Hang Bag' YouTube tag for you all.

I have loved watching everyone else's YouTube tags and thought it would be good to also video my own for you all.

Please don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and also 'Like' the video it really would mean a great deal!

Click 'Here' to view my bag online


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October Pay-day Wish List

So here's my October pay-day wish list for a very "tight on funds" month :-(


Express yourself Cheeks set 

which retails for £55.00 has  Features Limited Edition Orgasm / Angelika Blush Duo, Copacabana Multiple and Laguna Bronzing Powder.  

I do not own anything from NARS so to add this to my beauty collection would be great. 

River Island

Khaki studded shoulder tank

Product no: 628101

I adore the green colour of this tank top and especially the stud detailing on the shoulder section.

I know it will look great with leggings and wedge boots.


Don’t miss out on this black long sleeve PU jacket with double buckle strap fastening, 
this season's must-have item!  I adore this coat, they currently do not have a size 18 available on-line
Product no: 619217


Black cap sleeve, ribbed bodycon dress with stud detail, for a smart and stylish look
Product no: 628781

I adore this dress, it will make me look more curvy and is long below the knee, I would put it with a nice studded or spikey belt to cinch in my waist!



Studded detail bags are bang on trend for A/W. The shape and fit make it perfect for carrying your everyday bits and bobs. The gorgeous studded detail and strap are bang on trend and the bowling bag style is a great everyday essential Dimensions: H25cm W31cm D17cm


These edgy real leather black studded biker boots make a fashion statement. The biker boots have a silver studded detailing and a chunky sole. The sole heel height is 1.5 inch so they are comfy to wear. 
Get the ultimate rock chick look and pair with a stone-wash denim skirt and let your footwear do the talking.

I hope you enjoyed my wish-list for October... now if only I had a bank balance to enable me to order all of these! 


Thursday, 18 October 2012

House Of Fraser - Leather HandBag Heaven!

I sure do!! 

Like every other woman on the planet I adore handbags, I just cannot get enough of them!  Be it a clutch bag, a shopper bag or a beautiful hand crafted bag which will always remain timeless and be a classic bag that you can put with any outfit.

Here's where House of Fraser came in to it, their website is amazing!  

The handbag brands that they stock are truly gorgeous from Biba to Tommy Hillfiger there is something for everyone.

Bags can be searched for by customer rating (VERY useful) Price, colour or by "brand list" making shopping with House of Fraser on-line an enjoyable experience.

I have perused through all of the handbag collections available and I have picked out my favourites for you all to dribble over as much as I have been! 

BIBA Blair Bowling Bag - I adore the metal hard-wear of this bag, its timeless and elegant   and will go with any outfit.  

The tassel adds a little something extra too.  

And a bonus is its currently in the sale it was £299.99 it is now £209.30 you can find this amazing bag by clicking 'Here'

Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch - wow this screams this seasons stud detailing out Loud!  

Being an owner of Lulu Guinness myself I know how amazing her bags are.

I do not currently own any clutch bags by Lulu but when I saw this one on the site I just had to have it!
You can buy this amazing work of are by clicking 'Here' it's priced at £475 a little out of my price range but still amazing!  

This amazing Lulu Guinness Wanda Doll Face Tote bag is absolutely gorgeous.  Not only it is the cutest thing I have ever seen but it is made extremely well and is roomy enough for everything a girl needs!  I love the fact that the other side of the bag shows two sleeping eyes meaning that you have a bag which has two looks with it.  I adore the cute eyelashes and the patent red bow detailing.  

If I could ask for one bag for Christmas it would be this one! 
I know that there are matching items to follow the Wanda but I'd just like the bag please!  

You can purchase this bag for £245 by clicking 'Here'

This Modalu Tyler large grab bag also caught my eye, I love the classic Chanel -esque styling and the gorgeous clasp opening.  

It would look great with a suit for the office, or dressed down with jeans and a T-shirt.  

I do not own anything from Modalu, so this brand is new to me.  

This bag is priced at £245 and can be found by clicking 'Here'

Sonia Rykiel Zoe Stud Satchel in colour tan.  I adore the versatility of this satchel, not only are satchels right on trend but this bag with the stud detailing is so very "in" for this season.  
I think the leather on this bag would wear well and would look timeless after years of use.

I do not own anything by Sonia Rykiel so for this reason I was drawn to this bag.  

Its one of the most expensive from my Leather Hand Bag selection but I think its well worth it.  You can buy this satchel for £510 by clicking 'Here' 

Lastly but by no means least this classic Vivienne Westwood Classic orb tie dye dome bag.  Printed leather with a huge gold orb covering the front of the bag it just screams Westwood!! 

Having worked for Westwood myself I know how strict she is with the quality of the leather used for all of her designs and this bag is no exception   

I like the printed leather as its different and I also like the shape of this bag not to mention its lining is equally as beautiful.   

I can see if I were lucky enough to own this bag, people stopping me in the street to comment on it!  

Now this bag is the most expensive out of all of the bags I have chosen for you guys, but its a collectors item and one that will hold its value!  

Its priced at £689 and can be found by clicking 'Here'

For more leather handbags from House of Fraser click 'Here'

I hope you have enjoyed this post?  What's your favourite handbag brand?

(all handbag images courtesy of House of Fraser)


Monday, 15 October 2012

Evolution - Slimming - A Step in the Right Direction

So after scouring the net for some slimming ideas I came across Evolution-Slimming the website is informative and easy to use and I like their philosophy.
The name Evolution slimming has two meanings: Firstly, they are always changing, updating & adding new products, evolving with the market and consumer demand to please as many customers as possible.
Secondly, the term 'evolution' is defined as "a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage". They are there to help everyone achieve their physical goals; to assist in the transformation of lives by boosting self confidence.

It's a well known fact that not everyone is happy about their physical appearance. Without resorting to invasive, painful cosmetic procedures, Evolution slimming are there to help in every way possible.

They are confident that their website is easy to use, their products are great value, and they rate their customer service highly.

Evolution Slimmings great customer reviews reflect opinions on their products and services of which they take great pride.
Whichever way you intend on improving your physical health & appearance, Evolution Slimmings website is a fantastic approach.
Some products which caught my eye -
Acai Plus is Evolution Slimmings best selling Acai Berry herbal slimming pill formula combined with Green Tea, Chromium, Guarana Seed and L-Carnitine.
Contains the same Pure Acai berry as 100% Pure Acai Berry, but with additional slimming ingredients to maximum weight-loss results. Acai Plus is the best all-in-one weight-loss capsule.
You can view this product by clicking 'Here' and you can purchase a months supply for £39.95

NEW Raspberry Ketone Plus+ is an incredible, exciting new fat-burning formula containing not only Raspberry Ketones as the main ingredient, but also a powerful blend of super fruits and antioxidants to help boost results.
Raspberry Ketone Plus+ is a potent Formula with other anti-oxidant & fat burning ingredients such as African Mango, Acai berry, Resveratrol, Apple Cider Vinegar & Grapefruit.
To view this product click 'Here' 60 capsules for £19.95
The reviews on this tablet as well as the before and after of one customer really interested me.
Introducing DetoxPlus+, the most advanced colon-cleansing system capsules.Not everyone understands the importance cleansing and detoxifying the body.
Modern lifestyles have increased the amount of toxins accumulating in our body through processed foods, ready meals, stress and even something as ordinary as our tap water.
Detoxifying the body is beneficial for everyone – by cleansing the body, you prepare your body to lose toxic fluid, which often includes fat that is no longer required by your body as an area to store toxins.

DetoxPlus+ capsules are designed specifically for a deep cellular & digestive cleanse of the colon, liver and intestines, which takes place over 30 days.
Each bottle of DetoxPlus+ contains 90 capsules, which is enough for an intensive 30 Day course.

You can view this product by clicking 'Here' for 90 capsules for £19.95
I know this post is different from my usual posts, but finding new websites that are informative and user friendly really makes my day - and its even better when there are customer reviews to boot!
Have you tried any of these slimming tablets?
How have you got on?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Alfred Dunhill - Inspiration for the special man in your life

Alfred Dunhill, Ltd. is a British-based company, specialising in men's luxury leather goods, writing implements, lighters, timepieces, fragrances and clothing. 

The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road. Alfred Dunhill, responding to the growing demand for auto-mobiles, developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities". 

This first collection included car horns and lamps, leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets and timepieces. Alfred Dunhill pitched the company under the slogan “Everything But The Motor”.

English actor Jude Law is the apparel ambassador for Alfred Dunhill international adverts. He has represented the company in Asia since 2005.
Dunhill has also occasionally provided various accessories for the cinematic James Bond throughout the series. The association first in 1962 began when the production team requested a gunmetal cigarette lighter for Sean Connery's introduction in Dr. No.
Dunhill have built a series of retail emporiums for men. 
The Homes of Alfred Dunhill aim to represent the experience of luxury, allowing the customer to live the brand. The retail environment is distinguished by a range of services – which include a bespoke tailoring service, barber’s shop, fine wine cellars, bar or restaurant, screening room and spa. The stores are in London, Shanghai and Tokyo and a fourth store has opened in Hong Kong in 2010.

The Mayfair Store

Located in a magnificent Georgian mansion in the heart of Mayfair, Bourdon House is the London Home of Alfred Dunhill and the consummate retreat for men – the finest Dunhill collections surrounded by such services as a Barber, Spa, Screening Room, Bar Lounge, Humidor and Bespoke leather and menswear.

I love a man to dress smartly and Alfred Dunhill really optimises a true Gentleman with their clothes and also their website.

The fact that you could be a true English gent and visit Bourdon house and be preened and also clothed is my sort of dapper heaven!

The Dunhill website is also a true accolade to the brand - 

You can view the Dunhill Voice - Autumn / Winter 2012 campaign which shows real men of different ages and backgrounds each a man of achievement featuring -

David Adjaye - Architect

John Hurt - Actor

James Marah - Film Director

Jamie Hewlett - Artist and Filmmaker

Here you can see the clothes being worn by 'real men' and also buy the items directly from the website.

I loved seeing John Hurt looking dapper but still pulling off a beard!

My favourite section of the Dunhill website is the luxury leather goods - 

As a leading purveyor of luxury leather goods for men, they specialise in iconic leather accessories such as leather briefcases, leather wallets and leather belts.

Can you imagine the smell of leather if you were to visit the Mayfair store for a Christmas present for someone special?

I loved the bag range which you can view in its entirety by clicking Here

This Bladon Black 48 hour bag  isn't cheap at £1,400 but the quality of it is amazing!

Bladon is made to last and be handed down through the generations. Constructed from sturdy but soft leather, these pieces will develop unique characteristics as they are used over time.

The Bladon large leather collection is designed to keep up with the demands and style of the modern, intelligent traveller. Masculine, tanned leather with a natural grained appearance is exquisitely crafted into timelessly elegant but always functional luggage.

The other accessories or "Big Gestures" as they are labelled on the website are also amazing -

As well as the accessories section "Small Tokens" which are well priced and are sure to gain you extra brownie points if you bought them for someone special, they'd also make great Christmas gifts!

I hope you enjoyed this post?  Have you heard of Alfred Dunhill before? 

I wonder what else they will come up with for James Bond! 


Friday, 5 October 2012

September Monthly Favourites!

So here's my September favourites video for you all.  Many of the items I have been loving this month are from America as I took part in the International Beauty Swap with Amanda Mae from Southern Glamourista and many of the items I received from her I have been LOVING!  

I have made sure that I have included links to where you can buy all of the products mentioned so make sure you click to view the video below in YouTube itself to see all the links.

Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel it would really means a lot!

Thanks for watching :-)


Monday, 1 October 2012

ClaireaBella Designs and Toxic Fox

Being a Claire and having many nicknames including ClaireaBella means I am always looking out for personalised items which have a meaning to me.

I have always admired ClaireaBella designs as I am a massive TOWIE fan and I always see the girls on the programme strutting their stuff with one of the ClaireaBella bags!

Jess Wright from TOWIE with her ClaireaBella bag

To purchase a personalised ClaireaBella bag is difficult and I tried for 12 months with no luck because they are so popular!  But when I heard that ClaireaBella had teamed up with Toxic Fox I knew I was guaranteed to be able to buy one.

It's been on my wish list to purchase one for ages, but I have never gotten around to it and I was planning on treating myself for Christmas and then I was contacted via Twitter by Toxic Fox and was asked if I would like to receive one of the ClaireaBella bags to review and I jumped at the chance! 

How Claireabella Started

ClaireaBella was born from massively humble beginnings. She was born as a character based on Claire Barratt the founder of ClaireaBella designs.
The story starts with a trip to Paris with her then boyfriend, now husband Mr ClaireaBella (Jon). 
They had a drawing done by an artist in Place du Tertre, near to the bottom of the Sacre Coeur. Claire loved the way the artist captured her eyes.  The way he caught her eyes on paper was a true representation of her and she loved it.
 Claire painted her first jute bag inspired by the painting and the first ClaireBella bag was born! 
You can read more about the founder Claire by clicking 'Here'
About the brand -

The ClaireaBella Girl

Confidence, Courage and Charisma – ClaireaBella is a way of life. Created with love, ClaireaBella was born from hopes and dreams. An eternal reflection of beauty, glamour and style – she is the twinkle in the eye of every girl and the strut in every step. She is beautiful, she is inspiring, she is…… you!

What They Believe

At ClaireaBella they embrace life. Rather than trying to build a customer base, everything they do is aimed at building a family which is a direct reflection of the brands humble beginnings.
An extension of your personality, a fashion phenomenon, every single product is developed with love in the UK with one simple philosophy – Carry Yourself with Style!

My little bag arrived today and I am in love with it!

Me looking decidedly rough as! :-(

The cute label on the bottom corner of the bag

I adore all the glitter and the diamant√© eyes - its beyond cute!

Loving the pink bows!

The size of the bag is slightly smaller than an IPad, but it is a great size to carry your lunch in!

So adorable that it comes with a little charm saying "handmade with love"
You can buy these beautiful Jute bags by clicking 'Here' by looking at the website my bag would retail at £24.99 but I cannot find an exact match for it.

You can order these bags directly from both Toxic Fox or from the Claireabella Designs Boutique but stock is limited from the direct site so be warned! 

Here are some other ClaireaBella Designs you can purchase through Toxic Fox

There are so many ClaireaBella Designs to choose from on Toxic Fox and they really do make great Christmas gifts!

Have you heard of ClaireaBella Designs before?

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