Monday, 31 December 2012

Favourite 2012 Beauty Products

- Marc Jacobs Dot pefume
- Loreal Elvive Highlights conditioner
- Dentyl Active mouthwash
- Liz Earl cleanse & polish 
- Liz Earl facemask 
- Ciate caviar nails
- Nars Ecume nail varnish
- Simple eye make up remover 
- TreSemme heat defence spray
- Nars Laguna bronser 
- Bumble & Bumble surf spray 
- Ojon rare blend oil 
- Umberto Giannini Volume blow dry spray & Hairspray 
- Ojon volume hairspray (Not in picture as I ran out of it but its amazing)

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas day 2012

I hope nobody sees this post as a bragging post. I always like watching hauls, especially birthday and christmas ones so I thought I would just show you what I got. A few bits I picked out myself but I did have some lovely surprises. If you see anything I haven't mentioned I'll do my best to let you know where it was from. 
- 'We had the time of our lives' photo album, Urban Outfitters 
- DVF headphones, Net-A-Porter
- Pandora double wrap leather bracelet & Buddha charm
- Ted Baker bird cosmetic bag, ASOS
- Ted Baker bow wash bag, ASOS
- Tartan slippers, Primark
- Skull scarf, Primark
- Stag wall decoration, Matalan
- Ojon rare blend oil, Boots
- St Tropez tan set, Boots
- Soap & Glory Leap of face set, Boots
- Ted & Jon Richardson DVDs
Umberto Giannini Volume blow dry spray & Hairspray set

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Find of the week #1

Everything about this clutch bag for me is perfect. Lime green, grey, a tassel and big enough to carry both necessary and unnecessary items. I got it from Matalan. Although the price tag said it was £8 it was actually in the sale for £5! Bargain. 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Wishlist

This is probably more of a dream list than a realistic wishlist but I though I would put together a collection of things I would absolutely love to own! This can then be used for me to look at and pine for, but also for people to get ideas from. I might even be lucky enough to receive one or two for christmas. What are on your christmas lists? 

- Double grey Pandora Bracelet - £45 
- Time of our lives UO photo album - £18
- Bumble & Bumble gift set including surf spray - £30
- Jack Wills Gillet - £129 
- Marc by Marc lime case for camera/phone - £40 
- Alexander Wang acid pouch - £163 
- Topshop blue vamp sandals - £60 
- Buddha Pandora charm - £30 
- Hunter Short wellies - (Prices vary) £80 in Topshop 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A week in photos #9

- Net-A-Porter gift, Keep Calm Coffee and Crytal Pens
- Love Actually Sunday afternoon
- Take Away, Ciate advent, Abuse, Cosy room
- The pup loving christmas
- Hair inspiration, h&m necklace inspiration, parcels, new hair! 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Lauren's Way Dream Rollers

I recently bought these sleep in rollers from the Lauren's Way online store. I wasn't sure if they would be any good but I was pleasantly surprised. They were comfortable to sleep in, however I wouldn't sleep in them every night. They come in packs of 8 or 20. I got the 20 cause my hair is really thick and theres lots of it! I only needed about 16 though. I tried them with my long hair and the curls were gorgeous but didn't stay in very long. I've now had my hair cut and I find they work so much nicer. A bit of backcombing and i'm set. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A week in photos #8

- Lawson tickets arrival, spilt tea on new on white duvet (sulk), asos bag, 
two month later birthday presents 
- Pup having his bath, pup yolo sleeping, autumn day from the window (contradictory palm)
- Beauty clear out, wrist accessories, shoe clear out, ciate nailvarnish
- Me & 1D's louis thompson, rollers ready, ciate advent, christmas food shopping
- Crash bandicoot (I'm a celeb inspired), superpup, UO cactus, present wrapping
- Dior present buying, pup haircut, pasta diner, watching elementary with a cuppa

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Pinch punch first nail colour of the month..

Yep, the Ciate advent calendar again. I'm not going to talk too much about it as I'm sure most of you have seen this on a zillion other blogs. I'm currently on a health kick before christmas when it goes to pot, so this is perfect for me. Someone usually buys me a chocolate advent too but we'll ignore that. I love how adorable the bottles are all mini with bows and i'm a huge fan of caviar nails. Some of the colours aren't to my taste but if you didn't want some you could always give them to people in addition to their other presents. 

To make this post a little different I'm going to be doing an advent tweet on twitter every day. So every day I open my advent I'll take a picture of the colour nail varnish I've received and will post it on twitter. I'll do it later on in the day just incase all the advents are the same and followers have the advent. I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise for them. This way you all get a mini review on the nail colours and if you like them you can buy the bigger version. 

This is the first of Decembers 

Cupcake Queen 011 - A gorgeous hot pink! I'll definitely be getting use out of this one. To see the rest you can follow me on twitter by clicking the twitter icon in the side bar or by just following @ThreeBlackCrown

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Been in my basket #3

Blue necklace Topshop - £14
H&M neon necklace - £6.99
Asos aztec pom pom clutch - £40
YSL arty ring (bought for my 21st a while ago but looks good with the bag)
Gift bags - £1.00 - £1.50 at Primark 
Embellished black top Topshop - £50 
Grey and red fingerless gloves from Urban Outfitters - £14
Leather sleeved grey top from Asos - £25 
River Island embellished shorts - £45
Born free tank top/dress - £16 

Recently my style has taken a very monotone approach. I love things that are boho, especially in summer, but during winter I like to take the darker approach on that with lots of things like heavy embellishment, fringing and aztec prints. 
 - The embellished top from Topshop is absolutely gorgeous, the photographs definitely dont do it justice. When I saw it in store I picked up the extremely heavy piece and dreaded looking at the price tag. Theres so much detail on it and because its all black and doesnt restrict you to either gold or silver, it was perfect for me! To my surprise it was only £50. I know that still sounds bad but considering the detail and the fact that something basic in Topshop costs about £36 anyway I thought it was so good! Perfect for the christmas period with black disco pants and red shoe boots. 
 - The shorts are also great for the christmas season. I think I might wear them to my works christmas party. That is a while away though so I'll probably get impatient and wear them before that and have to find something else. What i love about these is that they have an elasticated, draw string waist and loose fit, which makes them perfectly comfortable and flattering. I'll wear them with a loose shirt tucked in and heels. 
- The fairisle gloves and born free tank I love wearing together because of the colours. With a leather jacket, fur headpiece and jeans I think it gives an effortless look. 
- The gift bags are from Primark. I thought I would mention them as they are so vintage looking, cute and cheap. Very christmassy and perfect for presents for everyone. 
- The asos aztec pom pom bag is probably my star buy. It was sold out when I saw it featured on someones blog and I was so gutted! But on friday night one finally came into stock so I quickly purchased it. Inconveniently just after the 25% off had finished. I still got 10% off though so its not so bad. Its so perfect for me - aztec, fringing, blues, whites and greys and a good size. I love it! 
- The necklaces are also favourites of mine. I'll most probably team the blue one with my new bag. I'm loving the neon pops of colour in accessories and I know I'll be buying a lot more of it. 
- The dior gift bag doesnt actually contain stuff for me. I braved the boots points event the other night which was absolutely rammed. My dads christmas present is inside. Thought i'd include this due to the bag being pretty and because it is something I've bought. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

I'm sure most of you have already heard of this product and hopefully for good reason because I found it amazing! A few weeks ago, I popped into town to buy some new hair products and ended up getting my hair styled by a Bumble & Bumble stylist. She used the Bumble & Bumble surf spray on my hair and when she did it I liked it but she went a bit nuts and I ended up looking like a lion but I knew the product itself had potential. From reading previous reviews I knew the surf spray was pricey and was about £20 odd pounds but luckily they now sell the mini version which is £8.50! I definitely recommend this if you're a first time buyer of it and it isn't too expensive to trial it. My hair is naturally wavy but this product made it so much better. I was told by the stylist to apply it more to the roots and then scrunch it. I did this on my hair after I got out of the shower and then when it dried I applied more and this was the outcome. In these pictures I have used no styling tools or anything, it is literally just the spray and playing with it with my hands. By applying it to the roots it gives so much volume and makes it feel so much thicker. The only downside of this is the texture it leaves. Of course it's a salt product so it dries out the hair and does make it feel a bit strawy, but I think it's worth it for the style. Other plus points are that it smells great and is great for styling up-dos too as it makes it thick and sturdy. Have any of you guys tried this product? 

Lipstick in first photos - Mac 'Media'