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Thank You Weekend

Dear Weekend,

I want to thank you.

Thank you for the two glorious days away from the office. Thank you for the time to recharge.Thank you for the time to myself. Thank you for the opportunity to be with loved ones. Thank you for the lie-in. Thank you for the shopping trip. Thank you for the lovely meal.


Strawberry mouse cake 

Love this cool mirrored wall

Amazing Piano player

Lee's Strawberry tart delicious 

The Mr trying to ignore me taking a picture of him

Shopping - a haul post is on it's way

Yummy Sunday dinner Lee made


Most of all thank you for the memories.

See you again same time, same place next week....

Love always

Janine x

Chanel Lip Gloss

Chanel colour 169 Jalousie



(oops tag sticking out of my top blogger fail)

I was in Covent Garden a few weeks ago and couldn't help but stop by the Chanel pop up store. I wasn't intending to buy anything, but then this lip gloss caught my eye. I heard it speak, honestly it was calling out "try me, try me" it then whispered "buy me, buy me". I was seduced, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! 

It's a Pinky/Red colour - perfect to brighten up the grey winter days.

I quite liked the texture as it wasn't gloopy or overly sticky. I wore it to work the other day and got quite a few compliments (which is always nice). The thing that impressed me the most was it's staying power. I had it on all day and only re applied once. Anything that can withstand a day of food, air kisses, hugs, talking on the phone and the British Autumn weather gets two thumbs up in my book.

The Chanel pop up store is open unit 27th December great for Christmas pressie indulgence.      


Instagram Snap Shots #1

I love reading blogs (I think I prefer them to magazines sometimes) and my favourite blog posts are ones that give a snap shot into the blogger's life. This is my take on life through my iPhone and Instagram over the last few months.

Hope you enjoy.

Night out with Hubby and friends

Family time with the most beautiful babies

My Mama

This makes for a good party!

I have the most handsome husband

Favourite T of the summer

Fooling around with my beautiful sis

London at night

Face

London in the sunshine-stunning 

Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum 

Messy bun and no make up kind of day

Pattern cutting

The almost finished product

Summer wedding

Brown bag, brown legs and brown shoes - I like to match

Afternoon at the Globe

Rain, rain go away - bye be summer until next year...

Sneak Peek




I've been a little quiet with the outfit posts recently, but I have been a busy bee on the old sewing machine. I will be doing outfit posts soon but for now here's a sneaky peek of what I've been up to.

Their not quite finished yet, so watch this space....





Music Tuesday ~ John Legend






John Legend is one of my go to singers. Recently though I seemed to have re discovered his music. His smooth voice, cracking lyrics and classy beats take me away. For me he is one of those artists I can listen to at any time; in the car, at work, at home or on the train. In my opinion it's testament to his to his wide body of work.

My current fave John Legend tune is Tonight. That said, classics like Ordinary People (written by Will I Am) and Green Light always get some air time with me.

What are your favourite John Legend tracks? Please school me.





PS so sorry but I'm a day late with my Music Monday post (hence the Music Tuesday title)! Please forgive me but I actually forgot to upload it. I also noticed that I didn't do a music Monday post last week - I know, I know I'm a bad blogger. I promise to do my very best not to forget in the future, pinky swear!

London Fashion Week~The Beauty Edit

Colour bock lips at Holly Fulton

Neon eye's at Moschino Cheap & Chic

The stunning Jourdan Dunn at Jonathan Saunders rocking a dark red lip

Mac beauty ideas for the Jonathan Saunders Show

Loving the long twisted braid at Antonio Berardi - all I need is some Brazilian weave and I'm there! 

Sci Fi Eyes at Jean Pierre Braganza



Strongly doubt I'll be trying the tattoo'd chin look but I do love Fyodor Golan's take on the Croydon facelift high pony tail.



I did a post about LFW fashion highlights here, and thought the inspirational beauty images deserved a mention. 

Anyone brave enough to give the tattoo'd chin or Si Fi eye's a go?  

*Images from kiss and makeup and GlamUK*

London Fashion Week Highlights






Burberry Prorsum





Erdem




Louise Grey


LFW is drawing to a close, I though I would share some of my favourite looks so far. As I write this I'm having an "wish I was there" moment - thank God for live streaming is all I can say!  Looking through all the amazing images from various shows has got me all DIY inspired. Definitely going to try and put my own spin on some of my favourite looks.

Have you been following LFW, what are some of your favourite looks?  

*Images are from style.com*