Make Up Review – Natural Collection

Today I am doing my first Natural Collection review! I have never really used Natural Collection before except for their powders so I was excited to try some various products out.

The Products

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The first product to review is the Colour Foundation. I wore this foundation on a daily basis and it gave me quite a light, fresh coverage which was perfect for spring. I really liked how this went on to my skin and the tinted glow it gave me. It was perfect for daywear although I think I would choose something with a bit more coverage for evening wear.

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Verdict: Beautify – This product was great for everyday use to provide a fresh look in the daytime on holiday! It was easy and light to apply and I didn’t have to use a large quantity to get the coverage I was after throughout the day.

The next product I picked up was a pale pink blusher which gives me a fresh look for everyday wear before I went onto my bronzer for summer!

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Verdict: Beautify – I loved the shade of this blusher as it was so subtle against my skin. Again, I would use this as daywear as I don’t feel it is thick enough for evening wear for me but I loved it!

I was looking for a lighter coloured eyeshadow to wear and came across this cute lilac colour. I am a massive fan of anything lilac for summer 2015 so this was perfect!

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Verdict: Beautify – I loved how easy this eyeshadow was to apply and how soft it was! I thought the colour was really cute and would love to try others in the collection. I think a range of colours would look really pretty all together in my make up collection!

This gorgeous lip liner in Ruby Rose was so easy to apply and with a lipgloss over the top looks absolutely amazing!

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Verdict: Beautify – I would definitely be keen to try other shades. I was very impressed by the length of wear and the vibrancy of the colour.

So, three things I’ve learnt from trying Natural Collection products?

1) Less is definitely more! These products are so cheap but you definitely get a lot for your money!

2) Perfect for day wear.

3) The colour shades are stunning.

What do you think of Natural Collection products and do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear them!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

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19. Iced Rainbow

This week my featured business is… Iced Rainbow!

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Iced Rainbow is a fun, quirky jewellery and accessories business which creates fun unique pieces of jewellery using brightly coloured and metallic perspex.

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I loved the bright colours used within the collections and the range of different designs available. I purchased a selection of items from the website which came very quickly and were packaged well and they go perfectly with my summer outfits! These items (shown below) came from the Eclectic Collection which is part of the SS15 collections.

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I also love the Rainbow Collection which is a new collection for SS15 and includes fun Summer inspired necklaces including designs such as a cute ice cream, funky fruit and golden rainbows.

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Click here to view the full range and make sure you enter discount code: P15 to receive 15% off your order!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken from the Iced Rainbow website or by myself.

Coachella Vibes

It’s the second Coachella weekend and anyone who is anyone has been there, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Drake, Madonna and Queen Bey herself!

To get us in the mood H&M has launched their own collection dedicated to the world renowned music festival, H&M Loves Coachella. This fab collection resembles the festival with fringing, playsuits, florals and dresses – it’s such a cute range.

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I bought a couple of bits from the collection that I wanted to share with you but you can find my full Coachella wishlist below! Are you off to a festival this year? What are your must-haves?

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Floral Dress, £12.99

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Patterned Dress, £12.99

My Coachella Wishlist!

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Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images are my own or have been taken from the H&M website.

15. Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos

My featured business this week is… Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos!

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Metallic Transfer Tattoos are set to be one of the biggest trends of SS15 and I was lucky enough to test them from Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos over Coachella weekend! I absolutely love tattoo transfers. They give you the flexibility for different designs, are so quick to apply and are completely safe to use.

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There are a whole range of different collections to choose from on the website costing £16.95 per collection and I purchased the Zenia collection. Delivery was quick and cost £2.95 which I thought was very reasonable considering the beautiful bubble wrapped packaging they arrived in.

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I tested the collection with my sister and 7 year old niece and we had a wonderful, creative afternoon trialling on the different designs included. There were 4 sheets in total and the length of the tattoos meant we could be as creative as we liked so we could create bracelets, anklets and rings.

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It took 10 minutes for the tattoo to originally dry on the skin and a couple of hours for the tattoo to set completely which was what the instructions stated. The tattoos stayed on for a few days and can be washed off with soap and warm water. They would be amazing for a night out or a festival!

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I will definitely be purchasing the Nahla collection which has a beautiful aqua blue in the designs for my holiday this year! I feel the tattoos were definitely worth the price in terms of quality and the amount of tattoos available.

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I also love the stunning henna inspired designs of the Vandana collection.

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Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken by myself and taken from the Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos website.

Outfit of the Day – Peplum & Leather

Today’s outfit of the day incorporates a mix of peplum and leather – a look that I’m really into at the moment!

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What I’m wearing.. Peplum Top – Primark, Leather patch look Leggings – H&M, Sandals – Primark

Looking for some peplum and leather inspired looks? Check out my faves below!

First off, my pick of the week! I absolutely love pencil skirts and whilst looking for a new addition to my collection I stumbled across this beautiful leather pencil skirt from River Island at only £30!

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This pretty pastel light pink leather-look mini skirt, also from River Island, is perfect for Spring time dates with a cute pair of heels. £25.

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As we move into Spring a key staple to have in your wardrobe is a leather jacket. I love this peplum style from River Island. It’s extremely versatile, suitable for work or for the weekend! It’s also extremely reasonable for a leather jacket at £50!

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This cute pink peplum dress from ASOS is an absolute bargain at only £10 in the sale! Perfect for work wear going into Spring/Summer 2015!

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Finally H&M bring us a playful spotty peplum top at only £9.99, an absolute bargain!

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Do you love playing with peplum or do you love a bit of leather in your wardrobe? I’d love to hear what you have been loving this week!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

12. Coco & Sebastian

My featured business is… Coco & Sebastian!

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Coco & Sebastian create absolutely stunning printed scarves which are inspired by the travels of Princess Coco and Sebastian. (Read their full story on their website by clicking here.)

I will be focusing on the Spring/Summer 2015 collection in this post but please go and check out all their ranges. Each collection is so unique and their lookbook images are some of the best I have seen! I felt so inspired by them!coco-and-sebastian-london-ss-15-product-info-_Page_2-860x607

The Spring/Summer 2015 collection is full of gorgeous prints including a beautiful frog scarf, an image of a bear and of other insect and beetle inspired prints. The collection was inspired by the Garden of Eden. The colours are beautifully intertwined with the intricate detail of each individual pattern which is what assists in making these scarves so unique. I will definitely be taking one on my holiday to wear on the beach and in the evening. To demonstrate the detail of one of these scarves I have included the frog print below and a couple of additional favourites!

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Whilst browsing the website I also came across the new Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. It’s always good to keep a season ahead and I absolutely love what Coco & Sebastian have planned! Their collection is inspired by folklore and I love how they have combined so many different patterns, colours and lines into the print. They look even more fantastic when you hold the scarf up to a window or light as that is when the true intricate detail comes through.

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Do you have a favourite scarf from these collections? I’d love to hear what you think of them!

To view the full range please click here.

All images taken from the Coco & Sebastian website.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

Pretty & Petit visits London Fashion Weekend!

On February 28th 2015, I paid my first ever visit to London Fashion Weekend! I’ve always wanted to attend the event to see what it was like and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to this time round.

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First off we collected our limited edition tote bags with a beautiful print from Pringle of Scotland who are celebrating 200 years this year. The bags were filled with products such as Maybelline mascara, a sample of Lavazza coffee, some Garnier facial wipes, Hello Fashion Monthly magazine and much more! 20150228_162114_resized

There seemed to be a lot going on around the event including talks from industry professionals, the opportunity to shop designer labels and emerging talent and various catwalks to attend. There was also a fabulous prosecco bar and a Lavazza coffee shop to relax sore feet from too much retail therapy too!

We attended the Trend catwalk show which comprised of several collections focusing on key trends from The Outnet.com. The trends included Make it Monochrome, Shimmer & Shine, Hyper Florals and That Seventies Show.

I must admit, I haven’t been truly overwhelmed by any of these trends this season. I’m particularly not sure about the 70s trend – for me I just can’t deal with the suede aspect but I absolutely love the flares and I would wear these with a chunky heel. I’ve felt a bit as though retailers are trying to force us into embracing the trend this season and whilst I have seen a few flares and fringing around – no one has taken the plunge and full on embraced it just yet – perhaps everyone is waiting for the Summer? I’m not sure – either way, I’m not quite there yet! As for the other trends I’m a fan of anything floral so this is absolutely perfect. I’m looking forward to getting the florals out in pretty dresses and skirts once Spring has finally sprung! I love the idea of grown up metallics in the Shimmer & Shine collection and have already fallen in love with some chunky heeled sandals in metallic silver from Primark which I will be featuring on my blog very soon! Overall, it was a great insight into the trends of SS15 and it was great to see a spotlight on an online retailer sponsoring the show.

After the show we took a look round the “Shop the catwalk” section of the event which included a range of pieces taken from the catwalk. Some of my absolute favourite pieces are below, all are very unique and particularly stood out to me as one’s to watch!

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Did you attend London Fashion Weekend? I’d love to hear what you thought – would you attend next year?

See you on Thursday for a new featured business!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

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