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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sharing Information - Making and Keeping Money!

I'm a firm believer in empowering others.  Nothing delights me more than to give advice to someone, they follow through and their lives are enriched.  Hence why I have made advice videos on YouTube.   In this video, I talk about the 50/30/20% plan, which is all about allocating parts of your income to essential, priority and lifestyle budgets.  I live by this monthly and it does help to keep you on track.  Yes, there may be a month where you slip up, but we are only human.  As long as you mainly stick to this throughout the year, you'll be fine.  

Let me know if you'll be doing this.

Dawn xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Want Longer Lashes? Review 1

I love long eyelashes, so I'm currently doing a mini series, reviewing different types of fibre lashes.  This video (which you can watch here), is the review of Magnifibres.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.


Saturday, 11 October 2014

My Fav MAC Lipsticks

Following on from the nude lip post, I have decided to document my favourite MAC lipsticks in my latest YouTube video.

Take a look and let me know what's yours.

Dawn xx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Nude Lips For Darker Skin Tones

There is nothing worse than buying a 'nude' lipstick which makes your lips look like you've gone through 3 sets of winters without moisturising.  Unfortunately, I have seen many girls walking around with that 'ashy' lip look, probably thinking they have secured themselves the most amazing nude lip.  I personally sympathise with these girls because there is a great difficulty in finding nude lipstick for darker skin tones and hence why I have kept away from them.

However, I realised that I really needed something neutral for work, especially on those days where I have to be in Court.  For office days, I have been experimenting with either a subtle pink or even Spice It Up by MAC (mixed with the subtle pink, so it's not so 'out there') but lately I have been feeling like I really need to get my hands on something that screams effort, but without the effort.

After some research via Youtube, I compiled a list of colours I thought would suit me.  After a quick consultation with the MUA, I decided on ' Fresh Brew', which has a lustre finish.  I would describe the colour as coffee for the lips.

As you can see, it gives my lips a glazed look, with a little bit of colour. Nothing too extreme or too out there.

I shall be making a video showcasing my favourite MAC lipsticks and it will feature Fresh Brew.  What's your favourite nude lipstick?

Just so you know, I got this item because I backed to MAC some old and empty products.  In the UK, if you return 6, full sized empty or old products to MAC, you will receive a free lipstick - hurrah!

Dawn xx

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Shop Of The Month…Zara

Currently lusting over all of the above…..

I have been a fan of Zara since I was about 17.  They have a knack of creating pieces which are both on trend, yet timeless.  And we all know about the icon pieces…bucket bag anyone?  Notwithstanding the fact that their clothing lasts forever, they are very affordable.  Yes, there are a few high priced pieces, but it goes without saying that you are paying for quality.

As I've said previously, I love to online shop and I find that the Zara website is one of the most cleanest and easiest clothing website to navigate around.  

As Autumn is upon us, I have chosen the above pieces of which I need to get into my wardrobe asap!
What items are you lusting over and what is your shop of the month?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Bit Of Posh Mixed With Tradish

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I am a massive foodie.  Any cuisine and I am eating it.  I really want to start making posts called London Eats because I keep stumbling across some amazing restaurants there.  However, I don't want to discriminate against other counties, or indeed countries, so will just continue to post as I find them.

A few weeks ago, Liz (my friend who is also a massive foodie) and I, went on one of our Saturday eating extravaganzas.  If you can't keep up with our appetites, then you can't sit with us lol.  After some drinks at a bar near to Green Park tube station, we went and had afternoon tea at The Wolseley.  I have been to The Wolseley a few times before with my mum and I can honestly say that the service is second to none.  Located in upmarket Mayfair, this establishment is situated next door to The Ritz.  Everyone is SO attentive, the restaurant is absolutely beautiful and it is not pretentious at all.

We both opted to have afternoon tea, which consisted of sandwiches, cakes and scones.  You are also given a large pot of tea each (of your choice) which was very kindly refiled once finished.  The fillings within the sandwiches consisted of salmon, cucumber, tuna, to name but a few.  You'll be pleased to hear that the bread was not dry and the selection of cakes were amazing.  They were beautiful and extremely detailed. 

I would highly recommend visiting The Wolseley if you are in the Mayfair area; you will certainly leave full to the brim!

In the evening, we decided to visit The Rum Kitchen on Carnaby Street.  Now, I had seen that Wande from Wande's World, had posted a picture of the most beautiful rum punches from The Rum Kitchen and me being half Bajan and half Guyanese, I had to go!

As soon as we got to the restaurant, I was transported back to the Caribbean, as the decor resembles that of a beach shack.  My advice to you from the get go, is to BOOK.  This place gets very busy and we didn't have a reservation.  Thankfully, the lady at the door was beyond accommodating and we thankfully got a table after a 15 minute wait (we went for a walk around Carnaby Street).

The menu has a ridiculous amount of cocktails and I wanted to drink all…admittedly, I would have been very much out of it on the train home…but hey.  I opted for good old rum punch which tasted nearly as good as my dad's  ;).  It was very good.

What I liked about the menu, was that the food selection was what you would typically expect to be fed if you walked into a Caribbean kitchen; none of this try this with that meals.  They have stuck with what is well known and liked, hence why this place is so popular.  I had the squid to start and then curry goat for my main.  The prices were spot on for the portion sizes (which were big).  

Music pumped through as we ate, the waiters were full of jokes and it literally felt like I had walked into a family gathering.  What was also so nice to see, was that there were so many different nationalities enjoying the food I have been brought up on.

These two places were certainly my restaurants of September and I highly recommend that you visit sometime soon.

Until next time *pats belly*…Dawn xx

The Wolseley

The Rum Kitchen