The Dial Bar Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Whilst staying up in London for LFW I was lucky enough to go for afternoon tea for two at the Dial bar & restaurant in Covent Garden. This wasn’t somewhere I had been before, despite loving Covent Garden and afternoon tea, but I was pleased with my decision.

The restaurant itself was fairly quiet, which was nice, and I loved the decor of the place – really modern and clean. Once seated it didn’t take long before we were served a pot of tea each.

Shortly after our afternoon tea was delivered and as it arrived so did a smile on both mine and Matt’s faces. The selection was fantastic! With 8 sandwiches each, more than I have had anywhere else, we were suitably satisfied with savoury goods before moving on to the sweeter scones with clotted cream and Tiptree jam.

These scones were the perfect size and delicious too! After this we moved swiftly on to the dessert plate – a large selection of various sweets all with their own individual flavour. I especially liked the shot glasses of jelly and fruit!

I would highly recommend paying this place a visit and hope to sample their afternoon tea again!

You can buy this experience for £35 from ASDA gifts, perfect for Mother’s Day or as a treat for yourself!

Eco Tools Bamboo Buffing Brush

EcoTools Brush

Since discovering this brush I have realised how having the right tools can improve whatever make-up you might choose/can afford. Previously when using foundation I would find that my previous brushes would not give all over coverage, absorbed some of the product and my make-up just didn’t seem to last as long as I would hope.

However, things have completely changed since I bought the EcoTools Bamboo Buffing Brush (£9.99 at Boots).

The brush is super soft and has lost of bristles, unlike some other buffing brushes I have used. I tend to pump foundation on to the back of my hand and then transfer to my face wish the brush.

This gives a great, almost airbrushed look and my foundation is lasting much longer! I have a few other brushes from the EcoTools Bamboo range and I am really impressed with them all.

London Fashion Week Outfit

London Break

Hello! I hope you’re all well and loving London Fashion Week, those of you attending! It’s such a great atmosphere and I am totally in love with some of the outfits I have seen on the catwalk and in the courtyard!

Today we spent most of the morning wondering around Hyde Park and then headed in to Covent Garden for afternoon tea, which I will feature on the blog next week. It was really nice, especially as the sun was shining!

London Fashion Week Outfit

I bought this dress from ASOS last week and I love it! It’s really on trend with the monochrome colour scheme and fits perfectly too. I snapped the jacket up on a last minute shopping trip for LFW outfits. It was just £35 so I took it straight to the checkout, only for it to ring up at £25! Even better.

These boots ended up cutting and hurting my feet so I had to buy some new pumps from Topshop half way through the day, I know – any excuse, but they looked cute for the first few hours!

Jacket – Peacocks; Dress – ASOS; Boots – Primark; Bag – See By Chloe

London Fashion Week 2013

Mary Katranzou LFW

Last night I attended the Mary Katranzou show, organised by Vodafone. It was hosted by the stunning Angela Scanlon and Zoe Hardman (Take Me Out – The Gossip host) who both looked fabulous in pieces from the collection.

To be honest, except from the Topshop collection, I had not heard Mary’s name before. But from a little research it would seem she has become a major hit in a short space of time – and from the collection debuted last night I can see why.

Not only does she seamlessly blend digital prints in to fashionably gorgeous items of clothing, but she takes something like a pencil, garden or typewriter and the results are incredible. I can’t believe that a pencil could look so great on a top, but it really works!

The collection is bright and colourful, with dresses full of “swoosh” and trouser suits full of power but with their feminine detail intact. Their is great structure in some of the dresses and other feature embellishment that can do no more than leave you in awe of the skill and hard work involved!

Revlon Nearly Naked

Revlon Nearly Naked

Straight from the Lisa Perry show at New York Fashion week is the Revlon Nearly Naked and Colourburst range.

Revlon’s Gucci Westman captured designer Lisa Perry’s vision of a modern girl’s take on the popular mod look of the 60’s, to complement the bright and vibrant designs of the designer’s Fall 2013 collection.

I really love the Nearly Naked pressed powder, £7.99, shown below in Medium. It gives good coverage, gets rid of any shine and doesn’t leave the skin looking or feeling chalky. The compact comes with a sponge applicator, which I use for on the go top-ups, however I apply this with a larger face brush.

What I love from the Colourburst range is these two lip butters, in Sugar Frosting and Cupcake – £7.99 each. I must admit that Cupcake is my favourite, a glossy and subtle pink colour that is very long lasting. Sugar Frosting is more of a glitter/shimmer than exact colour, but looks cute layered upon a pink shade of lipstick.

Have you tried any of the products from these ranges?