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China Glaze Autumn 2014


Hi everyone,

Well, after two busy weeks of starting a new full time job and planning for a house move, I’m finally back to blogging! Today’s post features two China Glaze shades that were kindly gifted to me by for review.

Both shades are from the new China Glaze 2014 Autumn collections, and retail for £4.95 each. There are two autumn collections this year – All Aboard Fall and Apocalypse of Colour, and I picked a shade from each.

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‘Choo-Choo Choose You’ is from the All Aboard Fall 2014 collection, which includes twelve stunning, on trend autumnal shades. At first glance the varnish looks to be a blue-grey shade with a hint of gold shimmer, but as soon as you move into natural light it explodes with purple, orange and green.

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The varnish is a colour changing metallic, which with some brands makes for a streaky finish, but this one goes on perfectly without any imperfections. The formula is slightly runny, but applies nicely and two coats gives an opaque look. The only downside is it takes a little longer to dry than I’d like, but it’s worth the wait.

You can view the rest of the All Aboard Fall collection here.

‘Rest In Pieces’ is from the Apocalypse of Colour collection, which features five Halloween themed shades, all of which have brilliant names! Halloween is my favourite time of year so I was very excited about this range, and it doesn’t disappoint. ‘Rest In Pieces’ is a gorgeous metallic orange, black and gold holographic glitter that reminds me of pumpkins, autumnal leaves and fireworks. Some of my absolute favourite things!

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The glitter comprises of various different types of glitter, large flecks, small flecks, micro and straw, which gives fantastic depth and texture. For maximum impact, the varnish is best applied in a dabbing motion rather than brushing, as dabbing leaves more glitter behind. This one dries a lot quicker than the other shade, and makes an amazing top coat. Perfect for adding a little something extra to any autumn mani! I love it.

You can view the rest of the Apocalypse of Colour collection here. is a one stop shop for nail varnish, and they stock a HUGE range of brands, including OPI, Essie and Barry M, and over 350 colours! They also offer free first class delivery on every order. Check them out here.

What do you think of these new China Glaze shades?

Naomi x

*These two China Glaze nail varnishes were sent to me by for review purposes. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Avenue 32 Wishlist – Chayalan


One of my favourite places to look for fashion inspiration is Avenue 32, and during a recent browsing session I came across Avenue 32’s new designer Chalayan.  Hussein Chayalan’s unique pieces are extremely modern and adopt clean, sculptural shapes; a style that I’ve really come to appreciate as my interest in fashion has grown.  His current collection featured on Avenue 32 really captures the colours and forms of Autumn, my favourite time of year, and I’ve managed to build up a fairly extensive Chayalan wishlist!  Here are my favourite pieces from the website.  The image is clickable for a closer look.

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Grey Wool Knit Sleeve Coat – £1150 / Multi Metallic Signature Leggings – £680 / Oxblood Wrap Maxi Dress – £1260 / Petrol Cross Over Maxi Dress – £1020 / Black Signature Leggings – £240 / Oxblood Cup Sleeve Jumper Dress – £570

This summer was all about the maxi for me, and the two maxi dresses above are perfect for a smooth transition into Autumn without having to shed the maxi trend.  The Oxblood Wrap Maxi Dress is my favourite piece from the whole collection, as its Gothic influences and elegant shape are the style I’m aspiring to this season.  I’m also a fan of colour blocking, and the Petrol Cross Over Maxi Dress takes it into a whole new dimension by cutting into the colour with an exposed black satin lining.

One of my wardrobe staples for this time of year is leggings, mostly black as they go with anything, hence why I’ve included Chayalan’s Black Signature Leggings in my wishlist, but his Multi Metallic Signature Leggings also really caught my eye.  The iridescent colours remind me of the backs of beautiful beetles, and would lend well to a dramatic day or evening look when worn with a simple black outfit.

Another Autumn essential has to be knitwear, and Chayalan gets it so right.  I usually struggle to find coats that I love, but I absolutely adore his Grey Wool Knit Sleeve Coat.  Its simple, angular silhouette is just stunning, and the combination of fabric textures give it an added edge.  The Oxblood Cup Sleeve Jumper Dress is also simple, but its heavy knit looks so snug.  I can just imagine it being teamed with a pair of chunky boots and a huge statement necklace.

Which Chayalan piece is your favourite?

Naomi x

*This post is a collaboration.*

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler


I have long, straight hair, but despite my efforts to keep it looking sleek and smooth, it always tangles into straggly knots at the first sight of water, wind or my pillow!  I have tried many things over the years to keep it neat and tangle-free, and after experimentation with various hair products and brushes, I think I finally have the answer…  The Tangle Teezer!



I have heard many good things about Tangle Teezer over time, so when I was kindly gifted a Tangle Teezer Compact Styler by LookFantastic a few weeks ago, I was keen to give it a try.  The Compact Styler is a smaller version of the original Tangle Teezer, so it is the perfect size to carry in your handbag or overnight bag for gorgeous hair on the go.  The Teezer I received is Gold Rush – a stunning metallic gold colour on top and black on the bottom, and it is ergonomically shaped to fit snug into the palm of your hand for easy grip and use.  It also features a secure click-on cover to protect the brush teeth whilst you’re out and about.




The teeth of the brush are soft and pliable, but also extremely strong, so they flex to the shape of your head for comfortable brushing.  As you can see in the picture, they alternate in length, with every other row having longer teeth which burrow deep in to your hair to reach every tangle with ease!  The styler can be used on both wet and dry hair, and the results you get really are quite incredible.  I mostly use this on dry hair throughout the day, but it’s great for sorting out post-shower tangles too.

As I’m sure many of you know, brushing out tangles can be painful, and what makes the Tangle Teezer special is that it is absolutely painless!  Every time I use it I am amazed at how easily it moves through my hair without pulling or tugging, whilst effortlessly removing all  tangles, leaving nothing but beautifully soft locks behind.  And it’s quick too!  It also works on tough tangles…  My fiancé has very curly hair which knots up easily into tiny little dreadlocks.  I managed to convince him to let me have a go at his hair with the Tangle Teezer, and though I wasn’t expecting positive results (metal combs have failed to detangle his hair in the past), I was astonished to find that it works just as well on his hair as it does on mine!  He didn’t moan about it hurting much either, which has to be a good sign!

Just to give you an idea of the results the Tangle Teezer can give, here are some pictures of my hair before and after a quick brush…




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I don’t think I could be without a Tangle Teezer now I’ve tried it.  It’s a quick and effective way to give hair a smooth appearance and long-lasting shine in just a few painless brush strokes.  What’s not to love?  I might even invest in the larger size to keep at home, so I can carry this little Compact with me at all times!

If you like the look of the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, it is available to buy now from, and costs an affordable £12.25.  You can check out their full range of Tangle Teezers here!  LookFantastic offer FREE worldwide delivery on all orders too, which is a fanastic deal.

Naomi x


*The Tangle Teezer Compact Styler was sent to me by The Hut/ for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

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