Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Coyne-Operated Culture: Beauty and the Beast

Photo by Bill Cooper from

Last week I headed off to the Grand Opera House in Leeds to watch the Northern Ballet perform Beauty and the Beast. As I have previously mentioned, I am a big fan of ballet, and it was great to see a production I haven't seen before, either live or on television.

I really really enjoyed the evening, the set and costumes trod a fine line between modern and traditional which really complimented the slightly more contemporary style of dance. I recently watched some of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake and personally, I dislike how modern the choreography is, Beauty and the Beast maintained the beauty of traditional ballet while adding modern twists which I felt made it more accessible to the modern audience.

This was my first Northern Ballet experience, but it hopefully won't be my last, I had a great time and felt very Christmassy afterwards!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas, I'm still off work so I'm now just savouring the huge amounts of sleep I can have and all the time I can spend with Ryan.

P.S. It's a week until my birthday! Eek!

Monday, 12 December 2011

My Winter Survival Kit

I've never been good in cold weather, come to think of it I'm not great in hot weather either, but the minute I get cold I stay cold, and find it really difficult to warm back up. In changeable weather like what we're experiencing at the moment, it's important for me to have my 'Winter Survival Kit', I know most people think of shovels, fresh water and antifreeze when you think about a winter kit, but mine is a bit different.

My survival kit is all about keeping warm and on my two feet, I have a dreadful habit of slipping over at a spot of rain or ice, and I often sit shivering inside for half an hour after I get in because I haven't worn enough layers. So these are my essential items which come with me everywhere when it's cold.

The Faux Fur Coat
Coat: River Island

My mum bought me this coat two Christmas' ago and it is my favourite piece of kit for winter, it is so warm but because it doesn't fasten at the front, if you get a bit too warm it's really easy to cool down (I often have this problem commuting as you go from being cold on the station to boiling hot on the train). 

The Fingerless Gloves
Gloves: H&M

I seem to buy a new pair of these every year as I always lose one of them. I don't know how people wear gloves now we use mobile phones all the time, but these fingerless ones leave my fingers free for texting, but I can still pull them over my fingertips if needed - perfect.

The Animal Hat
Hat: River Island

I think there was a point last year when I hated these hats... not anymore. It rules. It is warm, it is versatile and most of all it's utterly adorable. It really does keep me warmer than any other hat I have ever owned.

The Welly Boots
Boots: Hunter, Mud: Local park where my parents walk the dogs

I'm pretty firmly against wearing wellies as everyday shoes, they are for dog walking, festivals, and probably most importantly: extreme weather conditions. I love knowing I have a great pair of welly boots just waiting to help me in the snow and ice, or to get me through a particularly rainy day.

What are your winter essentials?

Sunday, 4 December 2011

All dressed up with nowhere to go

Feels like all I do recently is dress up nicely in outfits that I want to feature on the blog, but I never have an opportunity to take some photos. I wore this outfit for a trip to Tesco and then a trip to see friends. What an exciting weekend...
Jumper: H&M, Leggings: Primark, Vest: Topshop, Boots: Next, Hat: River Island

I love outfits like this, for me this is the perfect balance of fashionable and lazy, and lazy is my middle name. The leggings were only £6 from Primark and they fit really well, but I often find their leggings are rubbish, so it was a bit of a risk buying them. The jumper is from the January sales this year and the boots are falling apart. Basically, this outfit is a bit lame. Apart from the hat, the hat rules.

What's your go-to lazy day outfit? 

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Muppets by O.P.I

I love The Muppets and am so excited for the new film to be released, even though it isn't released in the UK until February 2012. When I heard that O.P.I had released a Muppets inspired line of varnishes I thought I had to treat myself, and because O.P.I is such good quality the full size pots are around the £10 mark, but this set of four mini-varnishes was only £12.95 from ASOS and I think it's probably cheaper elsewhere.

In the mini-set you get Wocka Wocka, Excuse Moi!, Designer... de Better! and Warm and Fozzie. These four colours give you a great idea of what the collection is all about, as it varies from deep, strong colours to sparkly polishes perfect for a night out.
Clockwise from top left: Wocka Wocka, Excuse Moi!, Warm and Fozzie, Better!

For my first try I went for Better! as it looks quite understated while also having a hint of sparkle (and we all know I love a bit of sparkle). The colour built up quickly, and I only used two coats here (apologies for the awful photo, how do people get these to look good?) and was really pleased with the result. It's a silvery-coloured polish with reddy-pink glitter, but it has a really smooth finish. I haven't even put a top coat on these because my clear polish has gone all gooey.

I'm looking forward to using Excuse Moi! over the festive season as it will be the perfect accompaniment to a party dress. I'm also looking forward to using Warm and Fozzie as I don't have any polishes this colour, and I think it will go well with my leopard faux fur coat when it gets chilly out. The rest of the collection looks amazing, and I wish I could buy everything! The only other polish I'm really tempted to buy is Rainbow Collection, which I saw used on llymlrs and fell in love with - so many sparkles!

What do you think of O.P.I polishes and their special collections? Do you have any of The Muppets polishes?

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Perfume and Me

As I get older I feel like perfume becomes more important and the Miss Dior Cherie is on my Christmas list. Not only is Natalie Portman the face of the advertising campaign, it smells amazing and the bottle is lovely, a perfect fit for my dressing table.

Before falling in love with this scent I've been using Gucci Guilty, which is my go-to evening/night out perfume, I have no idea how to even describe perfume, but I know that I don't like overwhelming floral tones and I much prefer a fresh scent to something too heavy.

One thing I've noticed about both of these is that their launches were both accompanied by TV advertising campaigns featuring actors that I like and with very distinct "looks". Gucci Guilty launched with Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans taking the lead roles in the Frank Miller directed commercial, and Miss Dior has been gracing our television screens with a commercial directed by Sofia Coppola. Did I only want these perfumes because of the advertising campaign? I guess I'll never know, but I do think I've been more inclined to try them instore because I've remembered the adverts. There's hundreds of perfumes out there and just not enough time to smell them all, so I think the campaigns that draw me in are the ones I'm more likely to buy (or ask for as presents). For example, the Chanel (I think it's Chanel) ads with Keira Knightley just don't grab me, and I probably won't bother trying the perfume the next time I see it, even though it's Chanel and it's a classic.

What perfume is your favourite? Do you think you're drawn in by the advertising campaigns like I am?

Gucci Guilty:

Miss Dior:

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Lust-have #10: Sparkly Shoes

All from Topshop
Maybe it's because I'm quite a girly girl at heart, maybe it's because I like making a mess or maybe it's because I have an unhealthy obsession with Dorothy's ruby reds but I have always loved glitter. Glitter pens were an all time favourite purchase of mine and I would create works of art with them for hours before I got bored and realised that instead of the paper my hands were all sparkly.

Recently I've noticed an amazing trend which I am lusting whole-heartedly: sparkly shoes. They come in all different shapes and heel heights, there's tall ones, flat ones, loafers and lace ups, though I think my favourites are the chelsea boots.

A few weeks ago I received a £20 voucher from Topshop as a reward for taking part in surveys at, but everything in Topshop is just so expensive, that I'd have to spend way over the £20 to buy anything decent. However, the Topshop Maccoy Glitter Chelsea Boots have stolen my heart, and at £36 they're not too expensive. I'm not 100% sure on the quality but they're glittery boots, I won't exactly be wearing them all the time, only for extra special days when only the sparkliest of boots will do. I'm hoping I can find them in store soon and spend this voucher as it's burning a hole in my purse!

Do you like the sparkly shoe trend? Better still, do you own a pair? Show me your shoes!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A Trip to Liverpool

Ryan and I spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week in Liverpool, with our main intention being to see the WWE TV tapings for Raw and Smackdown. I forgot my camera, so my plans to do outfit posts alongside what we did has gone out the window, but I still want to blog about it, because

We arrived on the Monday and headed to a Wetherspoons (this became a recurring feature of the trip) to wait until we could check in to our Travelodge room. Once we'd checked in and had got changed we went to Pizza Hut for tea, we chose to get a half and half pizza and my goat's cheese and caramelised onion half was delicious. Again, once we finished, we were a bit early to go to the Echo Arena, so we went to Wetherspoons (a different one this time) for a quick drink, before we headed over. It took a while for us to get in, but eventually we were sat with an amazing view, and completely overexcited that we might be on the telly! The matches we saw were really good, and it was really fun to be part of the crowd, a definite highlight was getting to see John Morrison against Dolph Ziggler - and he won!! After the show we got some snacks from Tesco and headed back to the hotel.

On Tuesday, I wanted to have a look round the shops, sorry Leeds but your Primark just doesn't compare with Liverpool's, so we headed into town and Ryan went to look round his shops and I went to look round mine. I picked up a gorgeous bird print dress (which will appear in an outfit post soon) and tried on a couple of other dresses, which were really nice, but I just wasn't sure I'd wear them that often. I then went over to New Look to look for some new boots, my trusty ones from Next are starting to split at the heel, and I realised that I have giant calves, and only one pair of boots fit me (luckily they were nice!), so they were purchased.

After shopping I met one of my best friends for lunch, we went to uni together and lived with each other for the three years I was there, and now she (being super clever and awesome) is doing a second degree in dentistry, so is still in Liverpool for a while. I was so so happy to see her, and we went to Cafe Rouge for a good ol' catch up. We both had a salmon version of a croque monsieur which was absolutely incredible. So yummy. After another quick look round the shops we went to the Thorntons cafe for hot chocolate and cake and more chats, and when she headed home I went to meet Ryan and his friend Ted to get ready for Smackdown!

Again, we had amazing seats, but overall, I prefer more wrestlers on Smackdown than Raw, so it was amazing to see them all live. Highlights definitely included whenever Randy Orton was on stage *swoon* and seeing Sheamus and Christian. When we watched Smackdown on TV yesterday we also saw that my Randy Orton sign was focussed during his entrance! Eek! How exciting is that?!

Wednesday was all about a big cooked breakfast and the longest train journey back, but we got home, cuddled the cats and caught up on some TV ready to go back to work on Thursday.

Do any of my followers like WWE? Did you go to any of the live shows? We had an amazing time so I hope anyone else did too!

Monday, 7 November 2011

The Lazy Girl's Skincare Regime

As part of my blog I've thought more and more about branching into 'Beauty' posts, and I did write this one a few weeks ago, but as I was about to write a review of the Lush moisturiser I've been using recently I wondered how I could possibly give it a fair review as I always forget to use it, even though it's been making my skin feel lovely a soft, i don't use it properly.

Since I was little I've suffered with dry skin and eczema, and ever since I can remember I've been utterly useless at looking after my skin. I always moisturise my skin after a shower, but as I only wash my hair every other day that hardly ever works out as every night. When I buy a new product I use it loads, morning and evening, every single day, but after a while the novelty wears off and I go back to forgetting to take my mascara off and leaving my skin alone.

This morning I noticed that my skin has started to get more dry and look more red, I'm guessing due to the cold, and I was so frustrated at myself for not looking after it more. I've had a stressful week with my theory test (which I passed - woo!) and a busy one at work before three days off this week and my skin has once again slipped to the back of my mind.

Basically, I don't know how to change. I have always been the same, and even though I'm 22, I feel like I'm never going to be able to sort out this bad habit. I'm always so tired on an evening, so I'm thinking maybe I take off my makeup and moisturise as soon as I get in from work? Maybe that will make it better?

So yeah, I'm sat here, frustrated and begging for some advice? How do you keep skincare as a number one priority when life tried to take over?

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Coffee and Cake

  Top: Primark, Jumper: Primark, Trousers: Next, Shoes: Primark, Jacket: Next, Scarf: Forever 21, 
Necklace: Claire's Accessories, Ring: VIPXO
Wore this outfit to go for coffee and cake (or a mango smoothie and a sandwich in my case) on Saturday with my best friend from school, which was lovely. I didn't have a clue how hot/cold it was so I went for layers! I think it is now altogether to rainy and icky to wear these loafers - how else do I style these trousers?! What shoes go with chinos in winter? So confusing. 
I'm off to London tomorrow to see my mum, dad and my nana, along with a lot of dogs, and will be revising loads for my theory test on the train. Annoyingly my train is about 3 and a half hours home to Leeds so I might be crying by the end of it. Wish I could travel first class because my back always kills after long train journeys. Anyway, must finish packing, but I promise I will be back to blogging properly soon, long days at work and endless revision just isn't a good combination when you're like me and fall asleep at about 10pm on the sofa every night.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Kittens & Prints

Top: HMV, Jeans: New Look, Cardigan: River Island, Shoes: Converse

I wore a very similar outfit to this today, and felt a bit stupid, mainly because I wore fake Uggs because my feet were cold and it looked pretty ridiculous. Anyway. This outfit is from last Saturday when me and Ryan went to the supermarket. I also wore the t-shirt and jeans for my driving lesson in the morning.

This week I have mainly be worrying about my driving theory test and being busy at work. On Tuesday we hosted a bloggers event at La Tasca in Leeds and it was lovely to meet some lifestyle and food bloggers, I definitely want to try and include more food and lifestyle posts on Coyne-Operated Girl, as I think winter will definitely mean less outfit posts, the time has come when I'm not at home when it's light out anymore. I hate this time of year more than anything, I hate going to work and coming home in the dark and even though I don't suffer from SAD, I think all the darkness gets me down a bit. Anyway, my evenings will be infinitely better this winter due to our little kitten friends, I think as soon as I get in the door every night they are all over me! It's awesome.

How do you get through these long winter months? I feel like I should do more with my lunch hour - any nice places to go in Leeds for walk/sit down/general relax on a lunchtime?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My first graze box

I've seen a few posts on the graze box craze recently, and it's a brand which I've been wanting to try for a while now. So, I decided to take the plunge and order my first box for free using a code from Lizzy Lips (thanks!). I ordered the box on Monday and it was delivered today, which I think is really great, and I've been given the option of having the box delivered any day of the week. Each box costs £3.49 (including delivery) so it's a little bit pricey, but I think I can afford to get one box a week as a bit of a treat!

I chose the nibble box as I really want to try different things and get a good variety, but there are a variety of nutrition boxes you can choose too, which I would definitely consider if I could afford more boxes and wanted to use it as part of a "diet".


My box arrived with the post at work this morning and I was really excited to open it! You get four snacks in each box, with a leaflet to tell you which snacks you have and nutritional information about each one. I really enjoyed that this leaflet was personalised, it was a nice touch!

First up, was the Apple and Cinnamon Flapjack which replaced my normal morning snack of go ahead fruit slices. I wasn't sure if I'd like it as I'm not a big fan of cinnamon but the flavours were nice and subtle and not overpowering which was really nice as at 11am.

Next I tried the Rustic Marble Bread which was baked with tomato, herb and provolone cheese. This was really nice and the label even recommended that it should be eaten quickly as the bread is baked fresh. This was really nice and tasty, but did feel slightly strange as a snack (not sure why) and the flavours could have done with being a bit stronger, especially the cheese. I ate this at lunchtime, but it didn't replace anything, so I think in the future I would eat this instead of one part of my lunch.
Mid-afternoon I tucked into Yin & Yang, which was definitely my favourite of the day, the punnet contained cherries, dark chocolate buttons, jumbo raisins and almonds and it was delicious. I'm a big fan of fruit and nut, and this had the sour and sweet in perfect balance. I ate this instead of my afternoon box of raisins, so guessing it was more calorific than that, but I enjoyed it a lot more.

Finally, I had The Firecracker, which is a mix of Korean chilli rice crackers, spicy peanuts and salsa corn stick. This was a bit on the hot side for me, and I shared it with my colleagues because I just couldn't manage the whole thing! It was really tasty but the tingle afterwards was a bit too much to bare.

Apparently, I'll get my fifth box free, so I'll get five boxes for the price of three, which I think is pretty good and after five I'll decide if I want to carry on!

If you'd like to try your first graze box for free please use my code: 9NW327J

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Style on a Sunday: I Feel Pretty

So, do you remember last week when I went on and on about this dress from LOVE? Well, I found a similar dress from Rare and it arrived this week and I wore it last night and it's amazing.
Dress: Rare, Skirt (worn underneath): H&M, Belt: Mark & Spencer, Shoes: New Look, 
Necklace: Claire's Accessories, Bag: Matalan, Ring: VIPXO

I wore this for the wedding reception of one of Ryan's relatives and I just felt so pretty in this outfit, you know when something just makes you feel good? The only problem with the dress is that it's super short so I had to wear a stretchy black skirt underneath, but I really don't think you can tell, and this one was only about £3 (you can get it for £1.99 online). Apart from that the dress is exactly what I wanted, and I found this belt in the M&S Outlet and the necklace in Claire's (I know, but it's nice right?), then teamed it with one of my favourite bags, which you can't fit anything in. Perfect.

What do you think of the 'mullet hem' trend? Would you have styled this dress differently?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Beauty: Club Cleo Probiotic Skin Sheer & Radiance Polish

I work for the PR agency that handles Club Cleo's PR activity, however, I bought this product with my own money and was not asked to buy the product or write a review. 

I've been looking for an exfoliator for a while, one which isn't too harsh but would help the flaky skin I suffer from on my forehead and nose. I was after something natural, as my skin tends to dislike perfume and chemicals, and that wouldn't aggravate my eczema.
When I first started working at my agency I was introduced to the healthy and beauty brand Club Cleo and was quickly intrigued by its Probiotic range of skincare essentials. Although the whole range looked interesting, I particularly liked the look of the exfoliator and decided to treat myself to some come payday.

I've been using the product for about a month now, twice a week (usually a Thursday and Sunday night), specifically focusing on my problem areas. The polish looks a bit like hair gel, it's a very smooth consistency and unlike many exfoliators it doesn't feel bitty or rough. As you rub it into damp skin it does start to feel bitty, and you can actually see bits of skin on your fingertips during the process - it's a bit horrible looking but guarantees that it's doing it's job!

I've found that my skin has felt smoother since I started using this polish, and it helps even out my flaky skin (although hasn't banished it completely). I would definitely recommend the product to anyone looking for a gentle exfoliator, which doesn't dry out the skin.

You can buy the Probiotic Skin Sheer & Radiance Polish on the Club Cleo website here for £19.99

Monday, 3 October 2011

Lust-have #9: LOVE Dress

Oh my. This dress. It has stolen my heart. Made by LOVE, the asymmetrical maxi dress is, in my opinion, the perfect maxi dress. I have issues with the typical floor length stunner because of my height. I don't want to be flashing my ankles to the world, unless it's on purpose in this beauty. The cut means it can be a bit shorter than your typical maxi dress and still look good, while also adding a bit of flirtiness to an otherwise quite conservative piece of clothing.

I am now on the hunt for a similar dress as the LOVE dress only fits up to a size 12, but so far have had no such luck - can you help me on my mission? Please let me know if you've seen a similar dress on the high street!

As always, here are some lovely examples of how to style this beautiful piece:

Simple. Stunning.
The leather waistcoat and boots give the dress an edgy look, while the scarf used as a belt is in keeping with its floaty nature. Perfect.
...and the look that started it all, from one of my favourite bloggers, here the dress looks sophisticated, yet edgy.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Lust-have #8: Cambridge Satchel

The satchels made by the Cambridge Satchel Company have been on my radar for a while, but recently they've been cropping up more and more and I'm just not sure I can resist any longer!

The classic designs are made using the finest quality English leather and each satchel is handmade per custom order (this means wait times are reasonably long, but who cares when you have a bag which is such good quality?) meaning you can request embossing too - who wouldn't want their initials on their handbag, eh?

The only thing I worry about with these bags is their size, I'm just not sure that even the biggest bag would be big enough for all the stuff I insist on carrying round with me, especially during the week at work. They're not the cheapest bags, coming in at around £80, but they're certainly not the most expensive, even so I wouldn't want to never use it, a bag that beautiful has be used! You can find out more here.

I love this look, it's a great girly and preppy outfit and the satchel just adds to the preppy coolness
Even without the satchel this outfit is 100% amazing, but matching the bag to the shoes is PERFECT.
The variety of colours available from Cambridge Satchel impresses me, and this green looks super chic.
These dresses are next on my lust-have list but look how nicely they go with floaty dresses - they're perfect for work and play.
Do you like Cambridge Satchels? Do you own one? I'd love to see how you style it!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Kitten Update

I know I've sort of gone missing for a bit, the last time I posted was Saturday and now it's Thursday and I feel really bad, but I've been struck down by a cold and all week I've been falling asleep on the sofa at about 9pm. Bad blogger I know. So instead of an outfit I present a few cute photos of my kittens, who have been living with us for over a month now! Time is flying and they're getting super big but they're still awesomely cute.

Just chillin'

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Friends Like These

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Top: Topshop, Chinos: Next, Cardigan: Forever 21, Shoes: Primark

I wore this for work and then dinner with the lovely Jen and Lucy on Thursday, we went to YO! Sushi for yummy food and a good natter. I know it will sound a bit silly, but it's been really nice for me to find some "girlfriends" up in Leeds, most of my good friends are scattered all over the country and it can often feel like everyone I know up North is Ryan's friend, not mine. But it's after-work dinners like this that make me feel like I have my own little life up here and now just 'Laura and Ryan's life' (which is pretty awesome, we do have a house and two kittens, it rules if I'm honest!).

Anyway, the outfit included my wonderful new Chinos from Next and this trusty Topshop blouse that has unfortunate holes in the netting after a few years of wear. Sob.

p.s. right now Bertie is sitting on my lap watching the words appear on screen and hiccuping. Sookie is pretty fascinated by the tapping noise of the keys and is sitting on the sofa next to me. Kittens combined with blogging makes for a fun Saturday early evening! Now to watch Doctor Who and X Factor while eating pizza and jelly babies. Yum. 

What are you up to tonight?

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A Mature Pink

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Jumper: Next, Top (worn underneath): Next, Jeans: New Look, Jacket: Next, 
Shoes: New Look, Necklace: Forever 21, Scarf: Forever 21, Nails: Models Own Coral Reef

This jumper arrived yesterday from Next (I ordered on Saturday night, what amazing service!) and I couldn't wait to wear it today. Although now I have realised it is a fluff-spreading jumper which is determined to make my home and workplace pink, I think that maybe wearing it wasn't such a good idea.

I felt quite ladylike in this outfit, I love this pink colour, it's quite mature for a pink, I think.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Lunch at Jamie's Italian

As you may know (ha!) it was mine and Ryan's anniversary this week so on Saturday we went to Jamie's Italian for a celebratory lunch. I've been once before but Ryan has never been so it was really exciting to choose from the menu and try new dishes.

To start we had a meat platter (which I forgot to photograph) which included: Seasonal cured meat: Tuscan fennel salami, pistachio mortadella, San Daniele prosciutto and Schiacciata piccante, Italian cheeses: buffalo mozzarella and pecorino with amazing chilli jam, Pickles, curly green chillies, green & Gaeta olives and caper berries and Crunchy salad shaved root veg with chilli, lemon and mint. We had this to share and it was delicious, the cheeses especially were amazing, really really tasty.

Next, we both chose pasta dishes for our main course. I went for Scallop and Squid Ink Spaghetti, I've never had squid ink pasta before but was really fancying some seafood so was really excited to try it. The menu described it as Brixham scallops with chilli, parsley, anchovies, wine and capers and it came and looked beautiful and smelt incredible, really fishy and wine-y! It tasted amazing, the scallops just melted in your mouth and the spaghetti was tasty and had a great texture.

Ryan chose Bucatini Carbonara which, according to the menu was: tubular spaghetti with crispy fried smoked pancetta and ribbons of leek, tossed with free range eggs and Parmesa. When this came to the table it looked delicious and the smell was just WOW. I tried a bit of pancetta and it was beautiful, Ryan thought the dish was brilliant, one of the best dishes he's ever had at a restaurant!
 Ryan didn't want as desert, but I definitely wanted The Ultimate Brownie, and it really was ultimate! A chocolate raspberry and amaretto brownie with vanilla ice cream, it was so sweet and gooey even though it was served at room temperature and the raspberries added a bit of bite so the sweetness wasn't overpowering. My mouth is watering just remembering it!
So, overall, we had an amazing meal, and it was very reasonably priced for the quality of the food and the brilliant service we had too. You can find out more about Jamie's Italian here. Oh, and this is what I wore:

Just to point out I wasn't asked to write this review, me and Ryan just decided to go and the food was so good I wanted to share it with you!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Style on a Sunday: Shopping Special

Yesterday, for the first time in what feels like a million years, I went shopping in Leeds and actually had a little bit of money to spend. I hit H&M for some autumn/winter basics and popped into Next for a bit of a treat, where I received a £10 off online voucher (I came home and promptly spent it...). Here's what I bought:

Jumper: H&M 
  Jeggings: H&M 
  Skirt: H&M
  Chinos: Next 
  Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser 
  Clinique Foundation Brush 
 No. 7 Mineral Blush in Rose Pink

Will try and do some beauty related posts on some of the products I've been using recently and the makeup here, and I'm sure you'll see everything in outfit posts soon!
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