My Top 10 Beauty Buys

September 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have never before touched on the subject of beauty on my blog, after all there are hundreds of amazing beauty bloggers whose tips would hold more authority than mine. But nevertheless the requests to mention my beauty buys never went away. Thus I have prepared my top 10 list of beauty products that I can’t live without – it is not 10 best products ever or 10 products you have to purchase, the list consists simply of a few bits and bobs I love and use on daily basis. Here you go…

  1. Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, £18.40 for 197ml – exfoliating granules leaves my face feeling fresh and the invigorating smell totally wakes me up in the mornings!
  2. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £22 – super fast moisturising for SOS situations, perfect for chapped lips or healing cuts and scabs.
  3. Khiel’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, £34.50 for 250ml – I mean it this toner has flower petals floating inside the bottle, which on its own is enough to make it my favourite. Plus it does calm the skin down and reduce redness!
  4. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, £18.50 for 150ml – Always in my hand bag, I am a real sucker for shea butter. Also comes in different sizes so you can pick your ideal one depending on when you use it most!
  5. Bliss Lid and Lash Make Up Removal, £12.30 for 110ml – removes the most hard-core waterproof mascara and hardly leaves any residue. The 2 most important things for me covered!
  6. Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel, £14 for 480ml – best smelling shower gel ever and if you are not a fan of cinnamon there is a whole range of deserts to choose from including my second favourite Vanilla Birthday Cake.
  7. Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Cream, £43.50 – the most amazing body cream, light as a feather yet amazingly moisturising and just smells heavenly! Not the cheapest on my list though, but a real treat for your body.
  8. Khiel’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, £21.50 for 150ml – another one of my Khiel’s favourites, I use it religiously once a week for deep clean – pimple prevention that works for me.
  9. Sanctuary Salt Scrub, £11.25 for 650ml –  London’s most famous spa created a use-at-home range and I can never get enough of this luxurious scrub that leaves your skin extra soft and glowing.
  10. Khiel’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser, £15.50 for 75ml – essential part of my daily beauty routine thanks to lightweight formula that does not leave your face greasy. Pea size amount is enough for a whole face so it lasts and lasts!

Nod Of Approval

August 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seems like British Vogue like my style, they just added my picture to their Facebook page. Wanted to share with you my moment of fame!

Lots of love,
Maria

(Discounted) Designer Holiday

June 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Nowadays with rise of websites offering discounted holidays we are all on the look out for bargain price for luxury get away. And inspired by this trend and the fact that there are only 10 sleeps left until I leave London for 9 days of sun, sea and partying, I decided to compile 3 perfect holiday outfits that are all about bargain and luxury. And there is no better place to look for such combination than my favourite discounted designer website TheOutnet.com.

Below I put together a comfortable outfit for travel purposes which originally cost £1653 but is now yours for £734.15 giving you a 56% discount; hot beach or pool ensemble which was £1349 and is now available to purchase for £633.20 giving you a 53% discount; and a summery party outfit that will get you ready for tropical cocktails and holiday romance originally at £1305 but currently with The Outnet discount of 56% at £568.

I hope this post will leave you feeling ready for holiday and inspired to create your own fashionable outfits. Check out TheOutnet.com for thousands more discounted designer pieces. 

  1. Twenty8Twelve by S.Miller T-Shirt, was £85 now £29.75
  2. Marni Leather Tote, was £480 now £240
  3. Linda Farrow Luxe Acetate Aviator Sunglasses, was £449 now £179.60
  4. Levi’s Made & Crafted Low-Rise Jeans, was £135 now £74.25
  5. Day Birger et Mikkelsen Cardigan, was £179 now £80.55
  6. NewbarK Flor Leather Shoes, was £325 now £130

  1. Melissa Odabash Aurora Maxi Dress, was £380 now £171
  2. Victoria Beckham Cat Eye Sunglasses, was £275 now £123.75
  3. Jets by Jessika Allen Coutryside Bikini Top, was £105 now £57.75
  4. Jets by Jessika Allen Coutryside Bikini Briefs, was £79 now £43.45
  5. Bernardo Moon Leather Flat Sandals, was £155 now £77.50
  6. Kenneth Jay Lane Tasseled Bead Necklace, was £150 now £67.50
  7. M Missoni Printed Canvas Tote, was £205 now £92.25
  1. Venessa Arizaga Flash Charm Bracelet, was £270 now £135
  2. Pour la Victoire Neala Suede Sandals, was £215 now £107.50
  3. Diane von Furstenberg Lauristel Ruffle Dress, was £450 now £157.50
  4. Nicole Fendel Belle Brass Drop Earrings, was £170 now £68
  5. Beirn Watersnake Crossbody Bag, was £200 now £100

Guest Blogger: Alexandra Jacobs on Spring/Summer Hamptons Style

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

A travel enthusiast Alexandra writes about tourism, beaches, food and the wonderful things in the world. In this article she describes how Hamptons style serves as her fashion inspiration for the current season. Follow her at @alexsjourneys or visit her blog alexsjourneys.wordpress.com.

Fashion during the warm months is bright and cheerful, light and carefree. When inspiration for personal style is taken from a destination like the Hamptons, it is easy to transition from the cool, fresh weather of spring to the hot and sunny days of summer. Nautical inspired fashion is practical and comfortable, as easy to carry from day to night as to adjust for temperature changes. Though comfort is the main benefit, classy style takes center stage. When you are lounging in your hamptons home in the summer, this inspired look is relaxed, chic, timeless and easy to wear.

With an atmosphere of sea breezes, bright sunshine and casual elegance to inspire a wardrobe, the result is stunning, natural and effortless. Simplicity is predominant, from the cleanly cut shapes of each garment to the dramatic colors and minimal patterns to the crisp natural fabrics like linen, cotton and silk. The shape of each outfit is an important part of nautical fashion, with a clearly defined, graceful and flattering figure. The relaxed, classy style makes the clear simplicity interesting without lots of details, and relies and dramatic color to make statements. Pure white, all shades of ocean blues, bright red, crisp black, earthy sand colors are all favorites in nautical fashion. While patterns in general don’t play a big part, stripes in all sizes and pairings of colors are stunning. Natural fabrics paired with basic elemental accessories, like leather shoes and belts and brass jewelry is one of the main charms of the Hamptons style.

Every wardrobe style needs staple pieces. Hamptons fashion is no exception. A pair of tailored, dark jeans, sleek white trousers and a couple plain pencil skirts take care of the bottom half of the staple pieces. For on top, have some basic tailored blouses and tee shirts, especially in plain colors and stripes, cardigans to make those cold weather transitions easy, a striking, fitted blazer and a classic khaki trench coat. Top it off with a couple dresses for both daytime and evening, in plain white, chambray or elegant navy and unique, personal accessories. With this basic backbone for the wardrobe; an entire look can be created by mixing and matching pieces.

Making the change from spring to summer is easy. Wear blazers and cardigans with tee shirts, blouses and dresses until the heat arrives, and then leave them behind. Change up the accessories, and the transition is complete. A good trench coat is a must when vacationing by the water or simply traveling through spring. It provides warmth when cold wind hits and can be left behind when the sun comes out.

The skeleton of a nautical wardrobe is basic, working for both casual and dressy. Whether an outfit needs to be dressed up for a business meeting or for evening, small changes are all that are needed. Sandals, jeans, a striped tee and a blazer are perfect for running errands. To dress it up for dinner out with friends, change into pumps and white trousers and switch earrings. A morning at the beach can be spent in a long sundress and just slip on a pair of heels, nice jewelry and a fancy up-do for the evening. Hamptons inspired fashion is relaxed and eternally classy on every occasion.

Outfit inspirations are taken from A Cup Of Jo, Pinterest and Emerson Fry.

Time To Catch Up

February 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Dear all,

Just though its time to tell you all some news! First of all My Fashion Wish List now has a facebook page which keeps you updated with the blog post and much more: I post fashion news, topics for discussion and soon will be hosting a give away there. So if you love My Fashion Wish List get an extra dose of it on facebook by liking My Fashion Wish List!

And secondly, once again my blog post has been selected as one of the top 20 posts of the week by Independent Fashion Bloggers community. As always it is a great honour to be listed next to some amazing blog. Here are all the top posts this week for your weekend read, I am sure you will find a few to follow.

THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: FEBRUARY 2ND

Sponsor links: ALC, Enza Costa tops, A Peace Treaty, BB Dakota, Noir, Mania Mania, Theodora & Callum, Phillip Lim, Prism Sunglasses, Blue Life, Raoul , James Perse & Reem Acra Dresses

The outfit above is an outtake from my shoot for interview as blog of the month on The Style Mogul and it is currently perfect for this wintery weather – warm and all about comfort for leisury weekend (also a mini trend for massive hug-able fur coats has recently emerged). I am wearing French Connection Faux Fur Coat, American Apparel Denim Shirt, United Couture T-shirt, River Island Dark Blue Pants, Converse and Mulberry Oversized Alexa Bag.

Have a great weekend, keep warm – not long until summer comes to London!

Love,
Maria

My Fashion Wish List: Personal Style

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Ever since The Style Mogul published my interview after winning the title Fashion Blog of the Month (if you haven’t already, read it here) I had requests to go through the outfits she posted. Indeed while identifying some of the items I was wearing was no problem as I blogged about them before, others are more tricky. Even though I have never added pictures of my own outfits to the blog, I just had to fulfill the request. Please let me know by commenting below if you like it and would like me to occasionally blog about my personal style!

On the picture above I am wearing Reiss fedora, American Apparel shirt mentioned here, Diesel leather jacket – I rolled up the sleeves, Never Fully Dressed feather waistcoat I blogged about here, Topshop wet look leggings (one of the best price-per-wear item ever: I purchased them over a year ago and despite wearing them all the time they are still in great condition, thanks to Topshop quality) and River Island flat boots with chain detail. I added more urban edge to the outfit with studded Romy Gold clutch.

My second outfit at first looks warm and comfortable but killer heels (KG by Kurt Geiger) add the essential detail to the outfit to transform it from weekend look to girl around town. I am wearing River Island faux fur waistcoat and jumper, which made it to my top 9 winter jumpers mentioned here; Paige Denim ankle jeans which are rolled up (big trend, see here) and  Mulberry Oversized Alexa handbag.

This is my colour blocking outfit: Topshop aqua silk top, ASOS embellished collar which have been so popular ever since last spring and Rare cobalt pleated maxi skirt. I accessorised with Lulu Guinness lips clutch (read related blog post here), Rupert Sanderson animal print fuchsia heels and stacking black bangles of different shapes and sizes.

Above is a very studded outfit: Versace for H&M leather jacket – by far my favorite purchase from the collection as mentioned here, French Connection dress, Kandee Boots (I am in love with Kandee, a feeling apparently contagious as a few of my friends now own a pair, read more about the brand here) and Dolce and Gabbana multifunctional piece worn here as a necklace. The bag is once again Mulberry but this time it is Oversized Tillie.

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