All posts tagged: wishlist wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday – Sacred English Whisky Liqueur

Wishlist Wednesday is back! And with a vengeance (maybe not so much, but hey, everyone needs to release their inner Bruce Willis from time to time. Yippie ka yee…). After doing the rounds at the Press Days two weeks ago, not much made a lasting impression, but the taste of one new launch kept lingering on my lips, kept beckoning me to taste more, to discover more. Sacred is expanding their premium spirits collection with one launch at a time, taking their sweet time to craft and perfect every new member of the Sacred family. Their newest offering is the Sacred English Whisky Liqueur,  and it plans to give the current classic, Drambuie, a run for it’s money. An sweetened English whisky with a twist, thanks to it’s 3 year-long ageing on boubon casks. The first drops revealed an intriguing complexity, and I was hooked! Two sips, and I was sold, hook, line and sinker! The orange peels gave it that hint of freshness that kept it from becoming too much, and the cubeb and …

Wednesday Wishlist – Grown Alchemist Hydra Repair Cream Masque

A new Wednesday, a new wishlist item, or so it seems. Proof that big love can come from small packaging: the Grown Alchemist Hydra Repair Cream Masque. And when I say small, I really do mean small, this latest infatuation actually stems from a sample sachet. I received a sample of this mask with a Philvert order of some other Grown Alchemist goodies (later more on those), gave it a try, and ended up squeezing every single last bit out of the sachet (actually cut it right open so that all could be used) for three more uses…. Rich, creamy, longlasting comfort and plumpness due to the Olive extract and Geranium Oil, and intense hydration thanks to the Babassu, hyaluronic acid and Camellia Oil.  It must be love, love, love…. Grown Alchemist Hydra Repair Cream Masque – €59

5 Things – Fading into Fall

Back from maybe never gone, but it’s time again to get a bit more personal and zoom in on the 5 things that have set my heart racing these last few weeks. Fashion and food is pretty much all I can think about these days *still too bleedin’ hot to even be thinking about a full face of make up*, so it may not come as a suprise that today’s 5 things are fashion heavy…. First up, travelling just got a lot more stylish thanks to this Bugaboo Boxer. Venturing into luggage and travel gear, this adaptable system by Bugaboo is straight up my alley with it’s modular, interlocking cases and sleek design. Perfect partners for city trips or short escapes away with the Boxer are this stunning Mango Shirt Dress and Cosia Cashmere Scarf (Cashmere, grey and Dutch, win win win!). A slick of the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Love Bite lipstick, aka the perfect red-hot lippie, and I am good to cruise into Autumn! Lastly, one of my favourite fashion brands made their colletions even more …

Wishlist Wednesday – Leather Wrap Skirt

I was doing a spot of online window shopping, as you do, and stumbled across this precious! Slam, bam, flash in the pan, and it shooted straight to the top of my Spring / Summer Wishlist *yes that is a real thing:-)* The Marks & Spencer Autograph Leather Wrap Skirt, dark green and mysterious, is beckoning me, beguiling me, reeling me in big time! I must admit to having a soft spot for dark leather pieces, and this piece is no different! A welcome addition to my closet, standing out from my black pencil skirts thanks to it’s forest green shade, asymmetric hemline and slight swishy cut. The split gives it that slither of sexy that I am looking for, and an endless stream of combination possibilities is already taking over my mind!  My beautiful Leather Wrap Skirt, I am ready to wrap myself in you!  

Wednesday Wishlist – Boss Bespoke Bag

It’s Wednesday, time to get wishlist-ing! Hugo Boss and I, we are like two peas in a pod, and with the holidays coming up, they couldn’t have released their Bespoke Collection at a better time! This is not the first time I’ve fallen madly in love with a piece from my favourite German brand, my love for their sleek, minimalist, elegant pieces has been well documented here on the blog. A while ago, I satisfied my Boss craving by wearing a dress of theirs to my sister’s wedding, but my heart caught fire again when I laid eyes on the BOSS Bespoke Bag. 100% finest calf leather, clear lines and several inside pockets, this bag is a prime example of the German no frills aesthetic. Added touch however is the personalization service, in which the bag is shipped from the leather atelier in Florence to the hands of a second set of craftsmen in Paris, who will then upgrade the bag even futher to your personal wishes. Refinement and elegance meets Nordic minimalism and functionality, it’s …

Dior Tie Dye Collection SS15 – Love at first sight

Summer seems to be kicking it up a notch outside, but my skin doesn’t seem to be following just yet! In need of that lightly sunkissed touch, I’ve been looking at all the new Spring/Summer collections, but in all honesty, I’ve been too mesmerized by the Dior Tie Dye Collection to notice anything else. A beautified re-interpretation of the seventies-esque spirit of the tie-dye fashion, Dior created beauty out of the hippie fashion favourite. Shades of coral, pink, mauve, jade, sandy beige and amber bronze fade into one another like a beachy sunset. More Saint Tropez than Woodstock, the promotional images are more than dream-worthy, and now that the collection is out, I’ve been lusting after it’s pieces even more! Up high on my wishlist are the two Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush Harmony powders. Pink Sunrise and Coral Sunset are both limited editions, and they could not be swoon-worthier! A touch of wun for your face, these light up your complexion as if you’ve just returned from a long weekend on the French Riviera. Complemented perfectly by …

Wishlist Wednesday: Me + Em

Comfortable Luxury and Effortless Elegance. When a brand is described with those tag lines, I am all ears! No one seems to have this whole understated cool yet feminine and stylish yet not too over the top down to a t like the British (Baukjen, Jaeger, Reiss, Whistles, I’m looking at you!), and when I discover a new brand that fits that bill, my obession levels rise to an all time high! Case in point: ME + EM. Founded by Clare Hornby after a career in advertising, the brand focuses on her belief that less is more and is keen on providing quality lifestyle driven clothing for that effortless 24/7 chic we all seek. Perfectly blending high quality fabrics such as fluid jerseys, smooth silks and cosy cashmere knits with an obsessive focus on what ought to be the basics for every brand: a perfect cut, fit, comfort and finish. “I have always believed that what really distinguishes a desirable piece of clothing is the quality and durability of the fabric, the precision of the fit, the perfection of the …