#MidweekManicure: Coral and Sparkle

I went into this week feeling really unwell with symptoms of tonsillitis- something that likes to regularly haunt me- so I needed a pick me up with some bright and pretty nails.

imagePeachy coral shades remind me of the summer, which brings me happy thoughts of the beach, sun, cocktails, and parties. Oh I can’t wait for the summer time again!

I decided to spruce up my girlie manicure by adding a bit of silver sparkle to one of my nails on each hand. You can never go wrong with glitter- in my opinion it’s a life essential for every season!

Rimmel London’s 60 second coral shade is perfect for Spring/Summer 2015 and does what it says on the bottle… it dries fast so if you’re like me and can’t sit still for very long it is the perfect paint! I used Avon’s grey sparkle varnish which also comes with a magnet stick to create ripple effects- great for parties!

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Have a happy Wednesday everyone!!

Love Leeanna xo

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Exclusive look: Adore Me’s new St. Patrick’s Day collection

I thought I would spread some St Paddy’s day cheer and share my favourite looks from Adore Me’s new collection of lingerie. 

I absolutely love buying new underwear and there’s something about wearing a matching set that really makes me happy for the whole day. It sounds silly but matching underwear always puts me in such good mood.

The green-inspired collection of sexy lingerie looks great- who knew St. Paddy’s Day could be used as a fab excuse to treat ourselves to a new set of patriotic underwear to put a sexy twist on the day!

I was lucky enough to get an exclusive look at the new collection and here are my favourite picks:

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I absolutely love the blue and greens shades of these underwear sets- great for bringing a bit of colour and brightening up what’s under your outfit too! Wearing a gorgeous underwear set always gives me a confidence boost and these bright colours will definitely start the day with happy vibes and the luck of the Irish. The lace makes these sets look so pretty and girlie- definite must-haves for your wardrobe and everyday wear!

ADORE-ME_MS-TRESS_115_KADY-CORSET_0017_BRANDINGI la la love the Green Dream corset because not only is it a sexy under garment but it looks great as a statement outfit for nights out!

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Pair with skinny jeans and a leather jacket for an off-duty look or glam it up for a night out with heels and accessories. Perfect for Spring/Summer 2015.

White leather jacket Topshop £52 

Mid wash ripped jeans River Island £35

White strappy sandles Missguided £25

Powder blue clutch SimplyBe £24

Hope you all have a happy St. Paddy’s Day and check out the new collection!

Love Leeanna xo

(cheeky) Spring Shopping Haul

So… I was a little bit naughty last week and ended up treating myself to MORE clothes.

I tried to promise myself that I wasn’t going to spend any money on clothes until pay day next Friday… but I totally caved!

My excuse was that it’s coming up for Spring so I need a few new items for the season. That’s fair, right? And two of the items were in the sale! I just fall in love with pastel colours and a good bargain.

I blame all the emails I get sent with offers, and the fact that I walk out of my office into the shopping mall of Canary Wharf! It’s just so darn tempting to have a little browse online and try on some boots in River Island on the way to getting lunch.

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Pastel pink coat Missguided.com £20

Baby pink and black lace dress Topshop £32 

Powder blue skirt Missguided.com £8

I absolutely fell in love with the dress from Topshop- I actually already have it in black and burgandy. But those colours are for winter I needed a Spring version to add to my collection! It’s just such a flattering shape and looks fab paired with strappy heels and a clutch for nights out. Those three dresses are definitely my GO TO outfits for feeling confident on date nights to posh bars or clubbing with girls.

What bargains from Missguided… if you haven’t checked out there sale yet- you most definitely should! Although try not to get too carried away with their amazing offers… at one point I had 20 items in my shopping bag and was only meant to be browsing!

I don’t regret buying these items because I cannot wait to wear them!!

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Spring Shades

I am totally obsessed with having my nails painted at all times- I just don’t feel right without any nail varnish on and being lucky enough to have a huge box of paints I like to change the colour atleast twice a week!IMG_1041

Lately I’ve definitely been sticking to lots of darker shades to match the cold winter season but I think it’s time to suit my happy mood and go for something a bit brighter and bolder!

My favourite colours for the winter have been matte grey, dark ruby red (wacked this out for valentines weekend) and sparkly silver- you always have to have one favourite glittery nail varnish for the Christmas and New Year party season!

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But I do think it’s about time winter’s muted tones were pushed to one side for the sorbet and candy colours to be worn.

I know its not quite spring yet but all this lovely sunshine is making me too excited 1) because spring means my birthday is coming and 2) because it’s definitely the warmest and sunniest time of the year in England.

My favourite colours for this upcoming spring season have got to be the pretty pastel shades. Candy colours for Spring are never going to go out of trend- they look too gorgeous in the sun especially on tanned hands.

Here my top 5 buys:

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Topshop Nails in Blue Rinse and Nails in Prestige £5

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Barry M Speedy Quick Dry £3.99

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Dior extreme wear limited edition Porcelaine shade £15.30

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Avon Magic Effects Collection £6

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Nails Inc Nailkale £15

I absolutely love this Barry M mint green- totally brighten up my week!

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So whether it’s chalky lavender, powder blue or candy pink, there are plenty of gorgeous shades you’ll have your eye on this Spring.

Love Leeanna xo

Exclusive look: Lover.ly launches first-ever bridesmaid collection

Wedding planners over at Lover.ly have today launched their premiere collection of bridesmaid dresses and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of some of the gorgeous pieces. Studio-Session---Loverly-2484

From full-length dresses to stylish jumpsuits, the ‘Eva Loverly’ collection boasts a variety of vintage-inspired outfits to help all bridesmaids stand out and look flawless on the special occasion. So if you’re planning your wedding and looking for inspiration these lover.ly designs are sure to bring tradition and glamour with a hint of vintage to your special day.

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With lush fabrics of lace, jacquard and chiffon you won’t want to leave these garments in your wardrobe for too long.

That’s what I love about this collection- you can look fab wearing one of the garments holding the veil down the aisle but you can also look lush wearing the outfit on another occasion, styling it with different accessories and make-up to suit the event.

They are those outfits that you will turn to in your wardrobe and think ‘I’m glad I bought you’.

The stunning pieces, co-designed by top Anthropologie seller, Eva Franco,  instantly took me back to fond memories of being a bridesmaid at my auntie’s wedding and there is no doubt this collection will make any future bridesmaids feel like a princess just as I did.

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The great range of cuts, patterns and textures allow bride’s to find the perfect outfit-match for their bridesmaids with styles to flatter every silhouette and personality.

I personally think the beautiful lace texture on the backless dress would make a lovely mother-of-the-bride outfit. Paired with heels and a clutch in nude or gold in the winter, pastel accessories in the Spring, and bright coral shades for the summer, it’s a dress for all seasons.

Spring time is a very popular time for weddings- the weather is warm, pretty flowers are blossoming and everybody is glowing from the sunshine. So it is always the most exciting time to wear bridesmaids dresses because the colours of the season are so pretty and patterns so floral.

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The collection’s trending pastel colours of mint shades and baby pinks are perfect for this upcoming season of special occasions and with the vintage flair, these dresses will make any bridesmaid feel like a princess.

But my favourite piece of the collection has got to be the bang on-trend plunge neckline jumpsuit which immediately caught my eye! I love the chiffon ribbon that brings you in at the waist- great for flattering every body shape and grabbing attention.

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As you’ve seen on the catwalk it’s all about the 60’s flares this 2015 Spring season and what better way to rock that look than wear them as a jumpsuit at a wedding! Yes- very brave but so STYLISH and so FAB!

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This collection really brings a unique twist to the traditional bridesmaid wardrobe. I absolutely love co-ordinate outfits and this gorgeous patterned matching top and skirt looks so classic and stylish. Bridesmaids in co-ords will without a doubt make your guests think wow… this wedding has got style!

So if you’re struggling on what you want your bridesmaids to wear on your special day or you don’t know yourself what to wear for the occasion, Lover.ly’s first-ever line of bridesmaid garments are sure to feature the perfect outfit for your save the date.

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Weddings aren’t just great for seeing family and drinking champagne to toast to the happy couple…in my eyes- whether i’m the bridesmaid or the guest- it’s totally about the outfits too and admiring how glam everybody looks!

This collection brings a fresh new take on the traditional wedding day wardrobe and that’s what I love. It’s vintage meets classic meets on-trend styles.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at some of the new designs as much as I did and have some inspiration for any upcoming weddings.

Love Leeanna xo

My published report in the Bournemouth Daily Echo

My published report in the Bournemouth Daily Echo

I went behind the scenes of the recent pre-launch event that showcased a taste of what South Coast Fashion Week is bringing to Bournemouth next Spring. SCFW aims to be ‘as big as the clothes show’. The pre-launch was showcased by LMP Models Boutique and there were V.I.P guest appearances from famous Southamton footballers: Adam Lallana, James Beatie and Billy Sharp who strutted the runway. Local talented musicians also performed on the night.