Friday, 28 June 2013

Stacey's Smiles

This month has been the quickest month by far this year! Maybe it's because been I've been so busy at work but it's gone by in a blur. I'm taking a couple of days off work to enjoy a 4 day weekend to finish off the month and celebrate my birthday! This year my Birthday has coincided with the British Grand Prix so I am spending the weekend there with my Dad

Stocking up on supplies for the weekend. 

A yummy treat fresh from Paris from my mum and sister! 

An even prettier macaron that will keep for ever! 

Hello new Zara sandals. 

The Body Shop is having an amazing sale with an extra 40% off!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a $50 Stella & Dot gift card here!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sun Smart - Cover Up

So you've got your hat and your SPF, now you need something cute to cover up in! The suns rays are strongest between 11am-3pm so during these times it's important to take some shade and cool down. I always try and go for something that covers my shoulders as that is where I am most prone to burning! Although SPF will give you some protection an extra layer covering your skin is going to be the best protection. So grab a cool cocktail and your book and find a nice to palm tree to sit under.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Stella & Dot Trunk Show Picks

While I wish I could have an actual Stella & Dot Trunk Show and invite you all over to my house for some macarons and sparkle, I can't since my lovely readers are spread all over the world. So instead I am having an online Trunk Show which you can shop here and these are some of my favourite picks from Stella & Dot right now.

Also don't forget if you shop the Trunk Show in June (you have until Sunday) you will earn $25 Dot dollars for every $50 you spend, and you can spend these dollars on even more goodies in July, so really you'll be getting 50% of your money back but in gorgeous jewellery and accessories!
This ikat How Does She Do It Tote ($89) would be perfect as a weekender or carry on for a flight! I'd pair it with a white tee, jeans, a big scarf (love this S&D one) and flip flops for the ultimate comfy travel outfit.

The Juniper Statement Necklace ($118) would look gorgeous with this Opening Ceremony dress for a summer party or I'd dress up my favourite LBD with it.
The Bring It All Jewellery Roll ($39) is perfect for travelling so all your jewels don't get tangled and arrive at their destinations safely and how cute are the little elephants!

You all know I love the Serenity Stone Drops ($49) but these Sanibel Chandeliers ($49) are another great option to dress at your ear, and the shimmer is so pretty.
The Renegade Cluster Bracelet ($59) needs no introduction and you can pair it with anything! I have a look a like and it's on my wrist nearly every day! 

Have fun shopping the Trunk Show and let me know how you would style your favourite Stella & Dot pieces. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a $50 Stella & Dot gift card here and if you make a purchase from the Trunk Show you get an extra five entries, just leave your order number! 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Birthday Wishlist

I can't believe it's my birthday at the weekend! It's come around so quickly! I will be away at the Grand Prix on my Birthday so I will be celebrating it when I get back but these are some of the things on my birthday wish list this year!

J Crew Etta Cap Toe Metallic Pumps (yes I've posted these a lot)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Stella & Dot Giveaway

Dorothy Perkins Dress, Madewell Sandals, Primark Jacket,

I got these gorgeous green earrings from my Stella & Dot stylist Jennifer and they matched my dress perfectly for my first night in Paris (I saved these photos just for this post).

I'm having an online Trunk Show with Jennifer and you can shop it here right now! Later this week, I'll be posting my favourite picks from Stella & Dot for summer. 

So it might be my Birthday later this week but that doesn't mean I can't treat one of my lovely reader's too! I am giving away one $50 Stella & Dot Giftcard to one lucky person! You can enter using the Rafflecopter below and the giveaway will run for two weeks! Good Luck. 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Stacey's Smiles

I am glad it's Friday! Work has been so tiring these past two weeks since we have been so short staffed and I have gone home exhausted every day. This week I made a point of making sure I was in bed every night by 10.30pm. This weekend I am planning a massive purge of my closet and my room, I just feel in a mood to declutter. It might also be the first day of summer today but nobody has told this weather as it's suppose to rain all weekend so I thought I might as well stay indoors on a rainy day so when the sun does come back I can go out and play! 

The cutest changing room hooks.

My mouse found a sugary friend. 

I am obsessed with these J Crew Etta pumps. Picture from Stephanie Sterjovski.

My £1.29 clearance lifesaver this week. 

Happy First day of Summer from a Rainy England! 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Sun Smart - SPF

Im back for another Sun Smart post!

Wearing sunscreen is important for everyone no matter what your skin type! I am of the ghostly white breed and I burn very easily so I make sure to always slap a lot of SPF during summer. As I child I hated having sun cream put on, it was cold and sticky and smelly and I hated everything about about it. After getting badly burnt though I learnt my lesson and there are so many different types of sunscreen out there now it doesn't have leave your skin feeling gunky and don't forget sunscreen is for all over the body! I try to go for products with a higher SPF because of my skin type but it is recommend to always use products containing at least SPF15 in to protect you from the sun's harmful rays and prevent signs of ageing!

I always wear a moisturiser on my face with an SPF in all year round, but in sunnier months I wear a higher one! I love that the Estee Lauder DayWear base has an SPF50 and it's a multi taker as it's a great base for make up! This Joise Maran one is another great choice with SPF40.

I also make sure my foundation or BB Cream contains an SPF too. I don't like anything too heavy on my skin so I go for the bareMinerals original foundation with SPF15.

I love Nivea lip products and I always switch to this one with an SPF30 in it for summer! 

Gone are the days of the cold nasty feeling sun cream! I love using the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF50 and it smells amazing too. I am also a fan of the spray on sunscreens and I love the Garnier Ambre Solaire Clear Protect range. 

It's also important to make sure skin is moisturised and kept hydrated after sun exposure so make sure to always use an after sun after a long day at the beach. I currently use a Hawaiian Tropic one because their whole range smells amazing but again I'm a fan Ambre Solaire products and I might try the one with a tan maintainer. The best after sun I ever used was a L'Oreal Solar Expertise tan intensifier, it was the one time my skin has looked tanned, but I don't think they make it anymore! 

What are your favourite SPF containing products? I'm always on the look out for new ones to try! 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Spots, Stripes and Shorts

Jennifer Zeuner Necklace, Groopdealz Bracelet 

I finally braved some shorts! I was tired of waiting for the weather to warm up so I just went for it! These Madewell ones were a favourite of mine last summer and they are still a favourite this year although these Club Monaco ones are rivalling them.
Also can I take a second to talk about these Zara t-shirts. I got one in white last summer and wore it so much I wish I had purchased more. So as soon as I saw them again this year I grabbed this polka dot one (yes I'm wearing spots and stripes again). They are only £9.99 and come in a section of colours and patterns and are super light weight for summer.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Summer Arm Style

Arm Candy from Gorjana Griffin, Michael Kors
Forever 21, Groopdealz & Handmade

I loved these ombre nails so much I styled my arm stack and outfit to go with them! These Joe's jeans I got on sale from Anthropologie last summer and I love how fun they are. I normally don't got for printed jeans but these ones I couldn't turn down.

Monday, 17 June 2013

June Gloom

LC at Kohl's Cardigan & Jeans, New Look Top, Urban Outfitters Flats,
Michael Kors Watch, Vintage Bracelet

There has certainly been a lot of June Gloom this year but that doesn't mean that my mood has matched the weather even if I did dress to match it!