Saturday, 30 April 2011

Monica Vinader Competition!!

I posted about my love of Monica Vinader's designs earlier this month. Since that post, I've heard about a great little competition of theirs - simply design a necklace from their new 'create your own' collection (which I discuss in my earlier post) and be in with the chance of winning your dream Monica Vinader creation.....eeeek!!!! 

In order to enter the competition, you just need to create your design on their website. Once you've done that, click 'send to friend' (on the right-hand side of the page) and then email your creation to 

Good luck!


 AB x

Friday, 22 April 2011

Spring Nails

Hi, my name's AB and I have a nail polish addiction! I change my nail colour at least once a week and am constantly swapping new purchases with my friend (we'll call her CC) over in Hong Kong via Whatsapp (seriously useful for sending shopping purchases/ outfit choices to your gal pals). are some of my most recent purchases from Essie:

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Hummingbird Bakery? There's an app for that....

The Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes have long been a serious vice of mine...I can't express how serrrriously delicious they taste...I'm getting hungry just writing about them!!! I was given their first book by a friend who noticed my fondness for cupcakes (read: obsession). Their recipes really do allow you to make cupcakes just like the shop! Well, my family and friends have certainly given mine their seal of approval - my nephew has named my chocolate ones (sans icing) as his favourite dessert ever! Quite an accolade from a chocolate-loving seven-year old!! 


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Monica Vinader Jewellery

I've been a fan of Monica Vinader's stacking rings for a few years now and always get compliments when I wear them. 

I just had a go at taking some pictures of my collection but I can't get the lighting right so will take some in daylight for you later this is one from the website to keep you going!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Pretty Pleats!!

Fashion has definitely been influenced by the much hyped film, Black Swan and, as such, spring fashion for 2011 features pretty pastels and floaty fabrics. I've been rocking these vintage pleated skirts (from Next and Jaegar, courtesy of Mama AB) for a while (I wore the lilac one with a black, silk Chanel sleeveless pussybow blouse to the Chanel client dinner last December) so feel rather smug that I already have this trend nailed! 

Monday, 11 April 2011

Paloma Berceló Wedges

I spotted these gorgeous wedges this morning while perusing the 'What's New' page on Net A Porter. With two on-trend spring colours on offer, they are perfect for your transitional wardrobe. Pair them with Current/Elliot Captain pants and a light-knit top (think J Crew's take on the classic breton top) for spring and in summer, wear with denim cut-offs and an uber stylish Kain silk-jersey grey tee.
Natalia suede espadrille wedges, £185


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Quick Notice!

Hello my lovely readers! 

You may have noticed that there have been some changes to the blog. You can now subscribe to receive my posts by email, sign up to receive RSS feeds on posts and/or comments and, if you have a Gmail account, you can also follow my blog! 
The reason I'm pointing this out to you all is that my posts are going to be a bit less frequent over the coming weeks - don't worry, I will still be posting and it's just a temporary situation!! - so the best way to avoid missing out without having to check the blog is to sign up for the emails! 

Another new feature is the 'reactions' buttons, so you can like, love or swoon at any of the gorgeous treats I share with you!! This is just for fun though (but would be helpful for me to see what you're loving and what you're....not so much)!!


AB x

Monday, 4 April 2011

Essential Skincare: Cleansers

Cleansers are, I think, the most important item in your beauty regime. You need a good cleanser to get rid of all the grime and make-up and to protect and perfect your skin. The cleansing stage is also key to ensuring a great make-up look - prep your skin and you won't actually need as much make-up!

I have tried a lot of products out there (one of these days I might let you guys peek inside my bathroom always evokes a gasp of shock and/or joy at the sheer number of products in there) and have narrowed it down to two top products:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

Vaishaly Cleansing Balm

Friday, 1 April 2011

Dream Bag

I popped over to see the girlies at the Chanel boutique in Harrods the other day and did a ma-husive double-take when I saw this bad boy.....O-M-to-the-G!!! Isn't it beautiful!?!

Purple is one of my favourite colours* and I have been lusting after a 2.55 forever. My Mum has an amazing collection which she'll never let me near - she's incredibly generous with the rest of her unbelievably fashion-forward wardrobe but gets (understandably) precious about her beloved Chanel bags. 

So...if anyone has a couple of grand to spare, feel free to purchase said dream bag and swing it by AB Blab HQ ;)

AB x

*I love violet, bright cherry red and eau de nil, since you ask.