Category Archives: Loreal

Biker chic and pretty pinks

As is often the way with me, I was briskly trotting straight ahead, when I spotted something from the corner of my eye.  And the other day it was this fabulous wool mix biker jacket from H&M.   Its great, its warm, and its £25.

I wore it the very next day, with indigo skinny jeans from Uniqlo J+ (these ones have a high poly content, so don’t lose their shape), a white Primark vest, a dusky pink H&M long sleeve top and black Kurt Geiger Willow ankle boots (old).




I didn’t plan to put dusky pink with the black biker, but that’s the top I grabbed first and I liked them together.  To continue my “soft pink with black biker” combination, I wore Loreal Colour Riche lipstick in 302, Boise Rose.  A very pretty pale rose pink (Husband really likes it), that isn’t candy pink.  Yuck.  I like to eat candy, not wear it.   I think pink is one of colours you must be most careful in choosing shades of, don’t you agree?  I like pretty, not Hello Kitty (ha ha ha, oh God, I am actually really tired today – sorry!!).

L'Oreal Paris Lip Stick No.302 Bois De Rose


Another Loreal Colour Riche product I wear a lot, which is also a “cool” toned pink (which works best on me) is the Loreal Rose Bagatelle nail polish.  Slightly greige, but pink, if that makes sense.  I love it on my toenails.  Here is a review of the Rose Bagatelle polish.

(These are not my nails – mine are dire, despite Ann Wornout’s best efforts to help me)

The perfect fingernail polish for me is OPI Passion, a sheer pink, like the classic French manicure pink.  I first bought it for my wedding and have worn it ever since.


How shocking

Our eldest is lion obsessed. And I mean obsessed. As we don’t live in Clacton, Essex, the best place for us to go on a lion hunt in London (aside from the London Zoo, which I highly recommend) seemed to be Trafalgar Square! Unfortunately the lions are currently surrounded by temporary barriers from the Olympics, but you can still get a look at them.

The main place we were hunting lions, and other wild animals, was the National Gallery. The nice man at the information desk did some searches and told me the room numbers where paintings containing images of lions, tigers, rhinos and horses were.  In case it helps, the animals are in rooms 45 (tiger), 34 (horse, deer and cows), 39 (rhino, but also lots of fruit), 14 (donkey), 29 (leopard), 54 (lion)and 57 (two lions!).  There are, of course, other animals in paintings, but these were the ones that stood out.

My biggest darling loved it, and the pink cupcake she had in the cafe afterwards, and, so, I mention it in case it appeals to you. And if you know something similarly fun to do with very small children in central London, please do let me know!

For our lion hunt I wore a shocking pink Oasis shirt, black skinny Mango cords and silver leather London Rebel ballets. With a bright Loreal pink lipstick, which is a bit different for me, but a shock of pink does one good from time to time, I think!

The lighting doesn’t really show the black cords, so I have included another picture, as they have a lovely sheen.

And since I am talking shocking pink, look at my beautiful new shocking pink heels – they are so fabulous, I can’t wait to wear them!  They are the Callahan style from Jones the Bootmaker, reduced to £39.


MNG by Mango® Skinny Cords Black

Jones the Bootmaker Callahan Red (actually its raspberry)

Glittery bits

It’s another grey and dreary day. So for my trip to playgroup I wore a sensible outfit, with some glittery bits. Glitter is good for the soul.

Lavender New Look skinnies (I love these and will be buying more New Look skinnies in the future), silver grey cashmere Pure Collection cardigan, white l sleeve H&M top, glitter New look ballets and glitter Primark purse. Have also included an uncharacteristically revealing lipstick shot as I liked the colour (Clinique lip gloss over a Loreal plum lipstick)

Reiss Dietrich update

The Reiss Dietrich strappy sandals that I love are now half price! But they are sold out in a size 39 on the website [weeps]. So as soon as I am back from my mini break I am going to have to hunt them down in one of the shops. Wish me luck!!

On my toes is Loreal’s Rose Bagatelle polish.  Its very pretty, although it looks different in different lights – sometimes rose pink, sometimes lilac.