Velvet Lashes

A little bit of my world in a blog......from makeup and fashion, through to interior design and all things vintage. A blog of thoughts, feelings and maybe a few ideas! -enjoy.x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Italian Paradise.....Outfit #2

The weather was incredible as you would expect, lazy days at the beach a LOT of eating we are Italian after all. This outfit was worn when we went to a restaurant my cousin works at. The outfit was photographed by my beautiful mama which explains the poses and laughter! She was fab....she made me use a Vespa as a prop!

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This is the view from the restaurant, isn't it beautiful! This island is just too beautiful, full of gorgeous beaches, stunning views, and pretty mountains.


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Outift

Choker: Boohoo
White off shoulder top: Boohoo
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Next

A x
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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What To Pack In Your Summer Handbag

I don't know about you, but I do change my bag season to season and change what I have in these bags. In winter its about gloves, dark berry lipsticks and tissues! When it comes to summer I am all about bright lipsticks, refreshing body mists and sweet exotic fragrances.

One essential for my summer bag is a cooling spray, one of my favourites has to be the Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray, it instantly cools whilst leaving your skin hydrated.

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Secondly my favourite summer lipsticks, I adore MAC lipsticks and happen to have the following in my summer bag

Girl About Town
Show Orchid
Flat Out Fabulous

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An essential we all need to be using is suncream, check whether your foundation has SPF, which is vital to reduce the ageing process. I would always have an SPF of at least 20 whilst in the uk but if the temperature gets super hot its at least 30 for me and 50 for the children. One of my favourite suncreams has to be Malibu, the scent is like a tropical paradise!





Another essential has to be a beautiful exotic fragrance to spritz as you go along your day. L'Occitane have produced a range of Eau De Toilette for both men and women that will whisk you off to the Mediterranean, with notes of Lavender, Rose, Cherry Blossom, Verbena and Peony, My favourite fragrance is Rose, I absolutely love it and this glamourous fragrance will have you smelling beautiful in a flash.

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What do you have in your summer handbag?

A xx





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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Italian Paradise....Outfit inspiration

I'm back, after 4 months I have finally come back!! I have had baby number two which has not been particularly easy so had to drop the blogging for a while to gather myself. Hope you all understand, it isn't easy juggling life is it! So here is a look at me going back "Home" to Ischia in Italy for a couple of weeks! A little peek into some of my outfits, I will do this across a few posts....here is outfit one!


Look at this view from one of my Uncles houses!! This place is otherwise known as a "cave" but its amazing, he built what I can only describe as a massive living room within a mountain! With a big kitchen and a table to feed the 5000! We have many parties and family gatherings here with views like this.

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Outfit

Crop top: New Look
White oversized vest: H&M
Black lace shorts: ASOS
Sunglasses: Italian boutique
Sandals: Primark

A xx




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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Ebay #26

Havent done one of these for a long time!

Here are my latest Ebay Finds.

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Which is your favourite?

A xx

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Relaxed Sunday Outfit....


Here is a little outfit post for you lovely lot. Its a Sunday today, well thats what day it is when I'm wearing this outfit and writing the post.

I love Sundays as its a chance to relax and be with my family with an Italian feast. I used to always wear heels day and night but as motherhood has taken over this has reduced but if I can I grab those bad boys with both hands and strut around!!

I got contacted by Tienne Jewellers, a great website showcasing various jewellery brands, I was able to chose a couple of items and straight away fell in love with these two necklaces by Estella Bartlett. My favourite out of the two is the Hand Of Fatima gold necklace, I have not taken it off since I received it! The second is the silver unicorn necklace, both at £19 each.

Click here to see these beauties!

Enjoy 10% off with the code VELVET10

Shirt: H&M
Trousers: River Island
Shoes: New Look

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What do you think?

A xx












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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Review: The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

The Body Shop have always been a brand I have liked but never highly rated when it came to the skincare they offered, from Vitamin E to Tea Tree they offered a good variety but nothing that stood out to me or proved to me it was worth the wow factor but all of that changed over the last year or so when my eyes caught sight of positive reviews with the latest launches, so here is my take on the "Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser".
I heard good things about this product and wanted to try it out for myself especially when it claims to boost "dull, tired, grumpy skin" this is something my skin needs urgent help with lately after the arrival of my second child.

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The packaging is simple, clean and appears high end. It has a matte black lid which I like as I feel matte black looks more expensive then the shiny glossy packaging, the packaging is a bright zesty orange reflecting the zesty scent!

The scent is not overpowering at all, instead it has a refreshing orange scent with a hint of a sweet flower hiding amonst the orange, a scent I love to smell in the mornings, it reminds me of being on my Nonnas balcony amonst her orange trees.

I have used this cream non stop since purchasing it, this has been the product that made me fall in love with the brand again, so much so I became a body shop consultant! The cream is a light orange colour, which feels refreshing and light to touch, I use this cream every morning to wake me up which it sure does, I feel refreshed and ready to face the world. The product claims to " refine texture for smoother, softer-feeling skin" what a claim to make! After a week of using this cream I would say my skin is brighter, happier and appears to be smoother with a glow that makes my makeup love my skin!
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Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts?

Alessia

Velvet Lashes

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Review: Dr Renaud My Glowing Complexion Program Kit

Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to try out the Dr Renaud My Glowing Complexion Programme, if you didn't know already Dr Renaud is a French brand who are a part of the NUXE group. I received this gorgeous handy kit to review, containing a 20ml Carrot Scrub Detox, 5ml Carrot Radiance Boost Day Cream and a Carrot Renewing Night Cream which is also 5ml. Each of these products contain active ingredients such as raspberry, carrots and coconut. This little kit is handy and comes all wrapped up in orange tissue paper, its the little things that make me happy.....i.e tissue paper!

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The Carrot Scrub Detox was the product I was excited to try as I do love a good exfoliator but struggle to find one I love. This scrub feels creamy yet exfoliates without being too rough, it left my skin smooth and soft and felt refreshed. The creamy product smells delicious, it doesn't particularly smell of carrots but instead reminds me of fresh oranges. This product is paraben free, containing ingredients such as jojoba beads, white clay and carrots that are used to give your complexion radiant boost.

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Carrot Radiance Boost Day Cream is a great cream to use daily, it is creamy and seems to work well with my normal- combination skin. The cream again has a sweet scent that makes me think of oranges with a slight carrot whiff! I am not great at describing scents am I?! The cream left my skin happy and radiant, allowing my foundation to be applied with ease. The cream contains carrot and other active ingrediants to help give your skin a much deserved boost.

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Carrot Renewing Night Cream is a light cream that promises to regenerate a detoxify. The product again has the lovely scent that is seen throughout this kit, the consistency isn't much thicker then the day cream and is light in colour. I used this before bed and felt my skin loved it, it soaked it up nicely and when I woke the next day my skin looked refreshed and radiant!

I enjoyed these products and if I had to chose one to have in my skincare cupboard it would have to be the Carrot Scrub Detox as it was such a gorgous product that gave great results with a refreshing sweet scent.
To purchase the Dr Renaud My Glowing Complexion Kit for only £9 click here.

Have you tried anything from this range?

A xx










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