Veronique Branquinho & A Red too Far

Sandals Veronique Branquinho Pieds by V

I recently stumbled upon these slides by Belgium designer Veronique Branquinho for a steal on the pre-owned designer goods website Vestiaire Collective. In order to really show them off with aplomb I decided to indulge in a last minute pedicure. Unfortunately, having run out of my usual Essie favourite “Limo-Scene” I was forced to take drastic and dare I say flashy action!

As you may know, I have something of an issue with red nail polish. Generally speaking, when it comes to nail polish I tend to gravitate towards the nude opaques, clean and suitable for most occasions right?

http://www.essie.co.uk/Colours.aspx

The Norm’- Essie Polish in Urban Jungle

One of the things I find particularly troublesome about sporting red nail polish is the lingering eyes on ones hands and feet which (as a somewhat sensitive soul) I find rather challenging.

Too Rustic?

Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate there are instances when red nail polish on the toes works wonders for morale. For instance, when one is sporting the favoured Birkenstocks , red varnish can certainly lift an outfit from “couldn’t care less” to chic insouciance. What do you think? Do you lean towards a French Manicure or a bold red? Let me know your choice and why? Bisous. xx

Le Maintenance: Spotlight Teeth White Paste

https://spotlightwhitening.com/product/spotlight-whitening-toothpaste/

Whitening Tooth Paste

Nothing screams ageing like stained teeth so this week I have been trying out Spotlight whitening Toothpaste. I’ve heard good things about this brand so watch this space… x

Le Weekend

“Party On”!

What better way to spend a rainy weekend than with one’s nose in a good cook book. I loved Chef Nina Parker’s first book, “Nina St Tropez” so thought it was high time I graduated to her second offering – “Nina, Capri, Recipes from Italy’s Amalfi Coast”.

I am very loosely really considering undertaking a 500 calorie fast two days a week, madness I know but I have heard great things about the 5:2 Diet but before I commit it would be foolish not to undertake all necessary research don’t you think?

Keeping Cool with: Omorovicza

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary neroli and rose-scented facial mist.

Mostly Lovin’: My Protein Wrap Pizza

So, for reasons unknown I seem to crave pizza on a fortnightly basis, tres bizarre je sais so I have endeavored to create a version which is less carbohydrate rich and I think this little version ticks all the right boxes.

For the base I use a Newburn Bakehouse protein wrap. I like to make my own sauce loosely based on a classic Puttanesca recipe. I then load with prawns, parma ham and basically what ever low fat treats I can lay my hands upon. To really up the protein hit add fresh spinach and crack an egg on top. Bon apetito!

Le Weekend: Slimi Magazine Black Issue

http://slimimagazine.com/

Wish List: Summer 2017

Sezane Edgar Shirt

Haven’t done one of these for quite a while so here you go! Now, you know I adore French brand Sezane and they continue to wow with well priced stylish designs.

http://www.sezane.com/en

Sezane La Femme T

Christian Louboutin Beauty’s ‘Loubilaque’

Christian Louboutin Beauty’s ‘Loubilaque’, quite possibly worth the hefty £65 price tag based on the design alone…almost.

Mark Cross Laura Bag

I have a long standing love of the classic nature of Mark Cross designs and this Laura Suede bag ticks all the right boxes.

Sensi Studio’s ‘Classic’ Panama

Sensi Studio’s ‘Classic’ Panama hat, you simply cannot go wrong.

Images courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com & Sezane

18.06.17: “Light Up the Darkness”

Simply Stunning: Wild at Heart Peonies

https://wildatheart.com/

London, Always & Forever