16 September 2011

Xmas Wish List

Yes, I know it’s only autumn and I’m talking about Xmas (99 days & not counting), but this week a fellow blogger/tweeter All About EveB pointed out that in this week’s latest edition of Stylist they tagged the new pheasant green coloured Mulberry Heritage Bayswater bag as ‘Country Bumpkin’ so it would only be right that I add it to my Xmas wish list.  Well, it does have my name on it and if its good enough for Alexa Chung its good enough for Country Bumpkin Chic. Somehow though at £825 I think I’ll be waiting and wishing for a long time before I get my hands on it!

The Minx Effect

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A few months ago I noticed a certificate at my beautician’s featuring Minx Nails and I was a little bit intrigued. Sounds a bit naughty doesn’t it? Alas, it’s all above board.

So what are Minx Nails? Minx is flexible firm nail coatings that are adhered perfectly to natural nails through an infra-red heat lamp. They have no drying time, long lasting (until your nails grow out), smudge free, and pretty cool coming in an array of fashionable colours and designs. There also a big hit with the celebs with everyone from Katy Perry, Blake Lively, Pixie Lott, Beyonce to Jessie J and Lady Gaga joining in on the beauty hype.

Katy Perry showing off her Minx nails
I decided to go for the floral Hippy Chick for Reading Festival on my toe nails, sadly it was welly weather rather than flip flops. However, nearly 4 weeks on and the nails are still going strong.

My Hippy Chick Minx nails

For the Christmas party season I think I might go for a solid gold or silver on my finger nails, but that will depend on the dress... and choosing the perfect party dress is a another dilemma.

05 September 2011

Calling all you surfers (& wannabes!)

Fancy a quick surf trip to Europe now summer is officially over in the UK? Well, look no further than VanTripper for making your trip pain free and fun!

VanTripper was set up in 2010 by Benjamin Burnett and three friends: Johnny, Chrisso and Damo who have combined their passion for the big outdoors and travel by launching Van Tripper and encourage you all to try VanTripping for yourselves.

The VanTripper’s customized VW T4 vans enable you to experience the European Surf Highway from Northern France to Southern Portugal and beyond.

You can hire the SurfTripper or DayTripper which are packed with all your essentials for your trip including a disco ball!

Prices are pretty reasonable ranging from 50 Euros per day during low season (Nov-Apr) up to 80 Euros per day during high season (July & August).

Don’t have your own board? Well, the VanTripping team can book that all for you to ensure you have as much stress free fun as possible.

To find out more check out www.vantripper.com; follow the team on Twitter @vantripper or ‘like’ them on Facebook to keep up with all the news and last minute offers.

And if you need any more persuading to book a surf trip check out this little vid... enough to make you want to pack your bags tonight and sack off the dull British weather right?