Summer Style Pt. 1

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Dress: Warehouse, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Pearls: Ardmore Jewellery

I will be the first to admit, Winter clothing is the real love of my life, my pasty limbs do not fare well being exposed in the sun. If I could get away with tights all year round I happily would! This Summer in an effort to try and look sunkissed a got my first spray tan since my Debs! It did not turn out well, I looked like an idiot and scrubbed it off as quickly as I could and resigned myself to back and try rock the “pale and interesting” look.

Jacket: Maje, Top: Jack WIlls

Jacket: Maje, Top: Jack WIlls, Skirt: Maje

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Top: Claudie Pierlot, Skirt, Maje, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

This Summer instead of going crazy buying pieces I bought a few good classic pieces and kept a colour scheme in mind. Most of the pieces I ended up purchasing were either white or navy. Stripy tops in white and navy from Jack Wills and lots of white or navy tops and skirts from Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot ended up making up most of my Summer wardrobe. I also found sticking to a few brands helped make all the items more interchangeable.

Most of these pics came from my poor old I phone so apologies for quality! There’ll be lots more Summer outfit pics coming up soon! Hope you’re all making the most of the weather while we have it!

The BEST Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea at the Westin Hotel

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Hello my lovelies! Its time for a very typical Ladypennyfeather post! Its time to hear me wax lyrical about yet another afternoon tea. BUT I promise you all, this happens to be my very, very favorite afternoon tea. It is drumroll The Westin’s Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea.

Why is this my favorite? It is a modern, topsy turvy take on the traditional afternoon tea! I posted a picture of the menu so have a little look and I challenge you not to feel your tummy rumble and your mouth water! The very best part is instead of tea, you’re served a mojito in a teapot, which is oh so hipster but still oh so sweet! And a more delicious take on a mojito I have yet to find!

The tea is served in the beautiful Atrium Lounge which looks like your sitting in an outdoor courtyard! So dreamy! It really is the perfect place to  while away the hours having girly chats and plotting to take over the world!!

Go grab your mother, girlfriends or reluctant boy and try it out!

Voya Get Glowing Mask

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I have a long standing love of Voya, a seaweed based Irish beauty brand. So when Voya contacted me to see if I wanted to try out their new face mask my obvious answer was YES PLEASE!

I love clay masks and with this one designed to help dull tired skin it is right up my alley. Living in a city, not getting enough sleep and sometimes surviving on takeaway (don’t judge me) all takes it’s toll on my skin and some days I wake up and think WHAT HAPPENED, why are you so dull and grey skin? These are the days I reach for a good old face mask.

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With Voya Get Glowing clay mask you spread it all over your face, leave it for 10 minutes and the rub it off, gently exfoliating as you go. It tingled a bit when I first put it on my skin and it really felt like all the lovely ingredients were working. It contains Patchouli for regeneration. rosemary to moisturise and seaweed to detoxify, hydrate and add glow.

Before using the mask however I like to cleanse my skin with my current favourite Cast Away by Voya. This cleanser was used on me during a facial a few months ago and I couldn’t leave the spa without one of my own. I had been having problems with breakouts and blackheads and this cleanser has worked miracles as it’s anti bacterial.

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Living by the sea I adore any products produced by the sea or containing a lot of seaweed or sea based ingredients. Also I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful spa in my tiny village, The Well in The Cliff House Hotel, where they do a lot of Voya based treatments. My favourite being the Voya Organic illuminating facial. Anyone in the West Waterford area I definitely recommend you try it out!

Get Glowing Mask is available online and in selected stores and spas.

 

Sunday Review


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Hello and happy Sunday my darlings! I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing day and are now preparing for the week ahead! This is a new feature where I’ll share what I got up to for the week, what I wore, ate, read ect! I hop you all enjoy it!

  • I really got back into instagram this week, especially taking outfit shots. I’m enjoying the last of summer by wearing as much pink as possible!

  • Ive been reading the loveliest blogs you simply have to check out! A Girl A Style and mrsalice.

  • I went home for the weekend and so enjoyed a few days of food being cooked for me and going on lovely walks.

  • I found a new website I cant wait to order some clothes from! Its called Cabbages and Roses. I particularly love this dress and this coat.

  • I shopped move than I have in months so I think I’ll do a haul very soon. Though looking at my purchases about 90% of them are navy. I think I need help.

 

New Lush Haul!

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Hello darlings! I know I’ve been a little absent for the last while, but what better way to get back into the swing of things than with a Lush haul?! So as many of you are aware Lush have launched 60 new products and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a few of them to try out. I spent over an hour sniffing round the store and settled on these few products to try out.

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Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair: This shower gel has the same scent as my favourite Lush perfume Cocktail which is now not in production. It has the most heavenly scent of jasmine, rose and lavender. My absolute favourite of all the new products. Its as sophisticated and classy as a shower gel can be!

Beautiful: This is a real morning shower sort of shower gel. Its uplifting and refreshing. It has the most beautiful golden yellow colour with specks of glitter in it! Its fruity yet musky with hints of peaches and apricots.

Don’t Rain On My Parade: Its made from blueberry juice, my favourite fruit, what more needs to be said?!That combined with the vanilla and violet infusions makes for a comforting bewitching shower gel that is totally addictive. Once in the shower you really get to experience the violets and its woody undertones.

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Salted Coconut: This is supposed to be a hand scrub but I have used this on my whole body, it smells far to delicious to keep only for my hands. As the name suggests it has a delicious coconut scent and the scrubs base is sea salt. It is they type of product that really sums up summertime and brings back lovely memories of being on holidays

 93,000 Miles: If you haven’t tried a shower jelly from Lush go do it now. They are so much fun! Its literally like tipping a miniature jelly into your hands and using it to was your body. You can also keep it in the freezer for an extra lovely experience. This jelly is amazing if you have sore or tired muscles. It has peppermint and a strong cinnamon scent to it, which is right up my alley, those spicy scents are among  my favourites!

Cup O’ Coffee: I love a new face mask from Lush. And as much as I love their fresh face masks it’s great to have a second more long lasting mask along with Mask of Magnaminty. Obviously is has a strong coffee and is the perfect morning mask as it makes the skin brighter and more invigorated. I love this so much as I can’t stand the taste of coffee but love the smell!

The Rough With The Smooth: Lush’s scrub bars are actually amazing and with no packaging super good for the environment. I’m very loyal to Aqua Mirabillis but this smelt so good I couldn’t wait to give it a go! It has the same scent as Lord of Misrule which if anyone remembers is a limited edition Halloween bath bomb. It is a sugar based scrub which is sometimes not as harsh as salt scrubs if you have delicate skin!

I hope if you haven’t by now tried some of Lush’s new products you will drop what you’re doing and run to the nearest store. It can be a little overwhelming if you’re not very familiar with Lush. Just wander around sniffing every product until you find one you don’t want to put down! The staff are also among the friendliest and most helpful I have ever come across. If you haven’t tried any Lush products before check out my post on my Favourite Lush Products!