by terry ombre blackstar eyeshadow review…

I posted this a while ago but it gets constantly read so I thought I would re-post it as these Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks by By Terry are truly the best for application, blending and they last…brilliantly. The By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks have been around for a while now – years in fact. I bought a couple when they first came out as they were easily transportable eyeshadows to apply in a hurry when I arrived at the office. I loved them then and still love them now. They are perfect for makeup on the go, so as a fully fledged full-time mum they are ideal for when you have to get out of the house in a hurry.

They come in a variety of colours and below are a selection of those available. Once they have been applied they can be blended easily and look great when you use two different shades together. The colour really does last all day. Perfect for taking on holiday or to simply to add a finishing touch to your make-up before rushing out of the door.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

From left to right: Beyond Gold, Ombre Mecure, Blond Opal, Frozen Quartz, Misty Rock, Bronze Moon

By Terry ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

From left to right: Velvet Orchid, Midnight Forest, Blue Obsession, Black Pearl, Brown Perfection, Black Matte

Georgie uses the paler colours all over the eyelid and the darker shades in the socket and as a liner – they are brilliant multitaskers and if you have no time to spare it means you don’t have to rummage around your make-up bag for numerous products.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow review

From left to right: Black Pearl, Blond Opal, Bronze Moon, Frozen Quartz and Misty Rock

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

In this photo Georgie wears Frozen Quartz on her eyelid and Misty Rock blended into the crease and along the lash line.

They have been repeat purchases which, for someone who LOVES makeup and trying out new products is a big deal. They are available at Space NK.

 

minis fashion | Illuminated Apparel T-shirt from Five Boys’ Clothing


Illuminated Apparel

I was watching Dragons’ Den the other week and a young man, Rob Manley pitched a new glow ink he had invented in his mum’s kitchen for his company Illuminated Apparel. He had put it onto T-shirts and it can be drawn on with the included UV keyring, or a laser pen, or even a mobile phone torch. He won his pitch to take the product onto big things.

Illuminated Apparel

A few days later, I was talking about this with the decorators we have had in to paint some rooms when a parcel arrived from Five Boys’ Clothing with a T-shirt from the Illuminated Apparel brand wrapped up inside! Harry wanted to try it straight away and the kids have had great fun with it (a few arguments over who gets to draw on the glow ink canvas means it is a winning product!).

Illuminated Apparel

Illuminated Apparel

Illuminated Apparel

At £15.00 I think they would make really unique birthday gifts or just a fun addition to your little one’s wardrobe. It’s a hit with my boys and they are tough critics! The T-shirt is available here.

mums fashion | Women’s chinos

Women's chinos

All images via Pinterest

This SS17 sees chino trousers becoming an alternative to jeans…what?? But what about my skinnies?…I can hear the cries now. I am constantly trying to wear something other than denim and chinos have become an option which is practical, can look smart or casual…or smart casual. There will always be denim days but it is good to know there is something else out there which we can turn to.

Zara chinos

Red chinos by Zara – add a pop of colour with these chinos. I have this pair and they feel great and fit really well.

Gap chinos

Girlfriend pinstripe chinos by Gap – they have the look of jeans but are smart enough as a work option as well.

Hush chinos

Cropped trousers by Hush – these simple black trousers are a brilliant option for work, rest or play.

Womens chinos

Straight leg trousers by Rag & Bone – I love a side stripe on a trouser and these have just the right amount of a relaxed feel, ready for Summer.

women chinos

Stretch cotton trousers by Helmut Lang – I love the fit of Helmet Lang denim so these, with a huge 60% off at The Outnet are calling to me…

women chinos

Relaxed pants by Baukjen – these are the perfect chino I feel. The colour is ideal for Spinrg/Summer and the fit is flattering yet slightly relaxed in style. Team with a  white shirt and loafers for a cool, preppy look.

women chinos

Slim leg chino by No. 21 – in the sale at Matches fashion with 50% off – these are great for weekends and relaxed days with the family. Team with some trainers and a knit for a weekend vibe.

Women's chinos

Slim fit chino by Marks & Spencer – a more utility style of chino, brighten with a pop of pink in any shade you like.

minis fashion | Well Grounded

Well grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co is a new kids fashion label which aims to design and produce clothing which will stand the test of time as well as being appealing to kids and adults alike.

Well grounded co kids fashion

Well grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

The British based brand was founded by mum Jenny Voyce who wanted to create a collection of kids wear whose prints and designs weren’t “twee” or patronising to kids…they are a lot smarter than we sometimes realise!

Jenny’s background was in small start-ups and buying and she wanted to use her knowledge to showcase kids fashion which did not scrimp on style but was not outrageously expensive.

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

Well grounded Co kids fashion

This collection is based around Woodland Adventures with a urban feel to the style of clothing. Teddy loved running about in his outfit – he was searching for rabbits, who sadly alluded him.

The quality of the Well Grounded Co pieces is just gorgeous. A fellow mum who popped over saw the clothing and immediately had a look and said how beautiful and soft they felt and how well made they were. These are important qualities for mums who put clothing away ready for the next mini to enjoy.

Well Grounded Co kids fashion

Well Grounded Co is truly a fabulous collection of pieces the kids will find fun and comfortable to wear whilst the parents will love the quality. You can find out more and purchase the pieces here.