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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lou's Reviews :: Sleek PPQ Me, Myself & Eye Palette

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Yep, as with all my posts for the next few days, I'm pretty late on this one. Florida and family life prevented me being as on the ball as I (like to think) usually am.

So without further ado, here is the latest Sleek MakeUp eyeshadow palette, just waiting to be added to your collection. Does anyone else collect the palettes?

Sleek's Me, Myself and Eye Palette is said to be inspired by PPQ's S/S11 collection and aims to toughen up a soft feminine silhouette- oh lala.

With a mixture of frost and matte and a wide variety of colours, you would think this would be a winner. For me it isn't. I'm all for lots of colour if it works, like in the original palette, but this seems all a little haphazard. Mint, red, peach and olive all in a row for example, there isn't a happy flow there, in my eyes anyway.

Also, (haha as if I hadn't finished being negative!), matte colours aren't my bag. I'm all for a bit of shimmer and I find matte colours can be pretty chalky with poor pigmentation. Saying that, there will be people out there in the big wide world, who prefer matte shades, so who am I to talk?

Some shmexy swatching for you there m'dears. I think the bottom deep green colour will look beautiful for Christmas.

Apologies for not going into too much detail for this beauty review, but I don't want to rave about something that doesn't float my boat and I'm not in the business of full on slating products. Beauty is only an opinion after all.


In other news, before Baby Glitter pootled off to her cot for nightnighttime, she very kindly picked the winners for the OPI Mini Stems Kit Giveaway. If you have been listed below, well done!! Please drop me an email ( with your full postal address and I shall pop those in the post for you asap.

Danielle |


Laura |

Thank you everyone who took part in Baby Glitter's Giveaway, she really appreciated it :)

I plan on doing a pretty hefty giveaway if and when I reach 5,000 followers, as a huuugggee thank you for all of your support! I've got a while to go yet though, so give me time!

Have you tried the PPQ Shadow Palette? Are you and OPI Nail Polish fan?



Happy 2nd Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Wow! I've been writing and loving this blog for two years (and nine days- haha with all my aformentioned Baby Glitter time, I missed it!) now. It's a toddler!!

This blog has brought and continues to bring me so much enjoyment and that is largely down to you, you sitting reading these words right now, yes, YOU! Thank you for taking time out of your life to read my musings, thank you for making the effort to comment, thank you for being such a wonderful part of my glittery world of goodness. I appreciate it more than you know.


Hapy Birthday little blog, what a journey we've been on! First year a wedding, second year a baby, third year a ....?


White Out

Jacket: Zara. Tee: Madewell. Shorts: DIY cut offs. Shoes: Theory Theyskens. Sunglasses: Spitfire. Bag: Coach (c/o). Jewelry: Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Pomellato, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), YSL. Nails: Chanel 'Black Pearl'.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whole Load o' Watsamabibbins

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm a bad blogger. Slap my wrists and sit me on the naughty step. I'm sorry. My poor little blog has been pretty neglected of late. I do have good reasons and I'm going to use this post to get everything out and then start afresh and with renewed vigour. Viggggourrrr. I love that word. I like to kind of shake my face when I say it. Haha.

As you know, I attended two super snazzy blogger events (Illamasqua and Glossybox) before jetting (yes, jetting oh la la) off to Florida for a week! I came back last week but felt it important to spend some real quality time with Baby Glitter, rather than the norm, which is to have her kind of fit into my day. So I took her on walks in the pram, to baby groups so she could play with other babies, to a special baby and toddler show where I bought her Christmas present (I'll do a post on this when it arrives) and to my chum's house who has a baby boy and a big trampoline- oh the fun! All that baby time, plus wifey time (I mean cleaning and cooking, not rudeytudeywifeyhusband time there!), sitting down time and sleeping time, meant there was very little Sprinkle of Glitter time. As well as all of the above, we have been out of town to a very glamorous wedding and then I came home to find I had been hacked (I made a video, you can watch it HERE if you are interested), so that took more time out. I feel busier than a bee on speed.

(Just a little snap from a chum's mobile of Baby Glitter enjoying some good old ballpool time. How can anyone tear themselves away from a ballpool for a laptop? Haha)

I usually put Sprinkle of Glitter time fairly high up in my 'important stuff' list, but seeing as I had just had a fabulous week away, I felt it better to let my things sit by the side for a time, whilst I gave Darcy my all.

I had a few little bibbits and boppits to blog about, but then I felt guilty that I hadn't written my GlossyBox and Illamasqua posts, had a tonne of things to review AND a giveaway winner to announce. It all added up and felt like a huge battle so I hid behind it.

(International Bouncing Team, here I come!)

So here's what I'm gonna do:

I'm going to breath. Then, I'm going to aim to have my Illamasqua and GlossyBox posts up asap and not worry that they are very late and just tell you what I thought and give you a bit of 'the world through my eyes' time (if that's alright? I hope so because I haven;t got any other eyes apart from my own, tehe I'm just too funny).

Then I'm going to blog about all the things I like lots, like Autumn and Baby Glitter and Crafts and Glitter.

AND whilst all of this is happening, my blog will slowly be having a bit of a makeover, to tidy it up and give it a bit of extra pizazz, aaannnddd my Dad has lent me his oh so fancyshmancy camera, so good photos, here we come!!
On top of all of that, I'm still doing my secret project with Zoe and I also have a very special interview lined up for you all. Any guesses on who it might be? I'll give you a clue, she's not a blogger and is in the beauty industry....
Phewf! That's a lorra lorra info for you all! Hope you're all happily updated and I look forward to getting back into the sparkly swing of things soon!



PS- Bubblegarm only has 2 days until her little baby is due- eeeeeeee! Excited!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

let it ride

Shorts: Vintage Levis. Shoes: Alexander Wang. Top: Saint James. Vest: Old Navy. Jacket: H&M. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Belt: Gap. Lips: Nars Schiap. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o) Gap. BR, Michael Kors, The Ropes, YSL.

Monday, September 26, 2011

city escape

Dress: Zara. Scarves: Unknown & Vintage. Shoes: Pierre Hardy for Gap. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Lips: Nars Schiap. Nails: OPI 'Leotard-Optional'. Neckalces: Noble House Designs (c/o) & Kenneth J Lane. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Bauble Bar (c/o), Coach, YSL. Iphone Case: Plum Street Prints

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (c/o Macys), Jacket: Jcrew. Shoes: Luxury Rebel. Tights: Hue. Bag: Coach c/o. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Belt: Jcrew. Shorts: BB Dakota c/o. Jewelry: Max&Chloe, Michael Kors, Gap, BR, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), YSL.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

why hello

Dress: ASOS (last seen here). Shoes: c/o Tory Burch. Blazer: Zara. Purse: DIY American Apparel. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Michael Kors, Max&Chloe, Jcrew

Monday, September 19, 2011


Dress: Missoni. Shoes: Zara. Scarf: Vintage. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Purse: c/o Coach. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, c/o Coach, Max&Chloe, YSL, c/o Bauble Bar.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


*missoni c/o target, wallet and rings c/o coach

Friday, September 16, 2011

mixed messages

Coat: DKNY. Sweater: H&M. Dress worn as Skirt: Gap Leather. Shoes: ZARA. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Bag: c/o Coach. Jewelry: Michael Kors, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Pomellato, YSL.

All photos taken by the talented Bess Friday- visit her here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Florida Girl So Far

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm sat on a balcony, looking out onto a huugge lake, where people are fishing and mooching about on little boats and letting my hair air dry in the 28 degree heat, oohhh yyeeaaahh!

I know I still need to write about the Illamasqua and Glossy Box events I went to, but I just felt I wanted to have a bit of blog time, I missed you!!

So, I'm giving myself license to ramble on and on. I have no pictures yet because I have just been filming everything instead- it'll be vlog-tastic once I'm home! If long, rimblyrambly posts aren't your bag, I think it best you pop along to some other blogs you enjoy because that's what this will no doubt turn into.



I spent the day running about like a crazy chicken, packing, un packing, re packing, umming and arring, squishing Baby Glitter because I knew I'd miss her and cleaning my house for the in laws, who are staying to care for Darcy whilst Matt goes to work.


Baby Glitter woke up at 4am, but I was secretly pleased because the fatherman was picking me up at 6.30am to drive to the airport, so I had a little Mummy-Daughter time and felt a whole lot better about leaving her. She said, "Mummy, it's fine, you go and have a bit of well deserved R&R, I'll hang out with Grandma and Grandad, keep Daddy in line, and you just make sure to bring me home plenty of presents". Ok, so she didn't say that but in my head she did.

6.30am and we were off to the airport!! Now, at this point I ought to tell you something pretty nifty, otherwise the next few paragraphs will leave you thinking I live some sort of jet set life, which unfortunately, I do not. My Dad flies to America about once a month because a lot of his business is out there, so he has a frequent flyer card that entitles him to lots of lovely upgrades and swish treatment. Since I was flying with him on a companion ticket (another swishy thing, he gets one free ticket a year, and this year, I had it- hurrahh!!), I also got to shmooze around at Heathrow. Yay!

So, we arrived at the airport, checked in, had a quick look round duty free (I ummed and arred over buying a few bits restrained myself) and then we went to the Heathrow Upper Class Lounge. Oh me oh my it. was. SWISH. Think 1960's glamour meets James Bond meets luxury meets space travel. Yep, weird but good. If you fancy, google image it. I was dying to film it and take a tonne of photos for you all but everyone there was so "oh yes, this is perfectly normal and not in the least bit thrilling", that I felt I couldn't jump up and down with glee and joy and shout.

In the swish complimentary restaurant bit- yes, you could order everything on the menu if you so wished, and not have to pay a penny, we had a lovely breakfast and smoothies and then I headed off to the Cowshed Spa area for a massage. I won't go too much into that because I am actually doing a separate Lou's Reviews on that, which will be coming up in a few days. Needless to say, it was great!

Before I knew it, it was time to board our flight. I could have easily spent all day in the Upper Class lounge and one day, if I win the lottery or make a squillion pounds somehow, I will take us all on a first class holiday and we can go crazy in that place. The even had a table, with massive jars filled with tonnes of different types of sweets that you could just help yourself too!! It really was luxury.

On the plane we had the middle bank of seats, so we were both on an aisle and there was a spare chair between us that nobody had- very cool as we could then dump all our stuff there are spread out. We flew Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic, so that's not upper but not economy, it's in the middle and very nice it was too! 

(OK, remember I'm sitting on the balcony by a lake? The lakehouse building is now blarring out a Dirty Dancing Techno remix- hahahaha "Cos I'm haaavv'n the time of my li li li li liiii-iife" hahaha)

On the plane I watched Bridesmaids (funniest film EVER, I actually did an outloud laugh and the woman across the aisle looked at me!), Dr Who, The Simpsons, TOWIE and Gullivers Travels. I'll be making a conscious effort to watch something a little more high brow on my return flight.

We touched down in Miami and as soon as I realised there was an airport monorail, I was excited! Whenever I see monorails, I think of the song in the Simpsons where they sing, "monoorraailllll". Anyone with me there?

The airport was big and hot and we were flagging a bit so I was really glad when we arrived at our hotel and freshened up a bit. By this point we'd been up about 20 hours and were pooped. A quick dinner and bed for Monday night.


Tuesday morning we were up bright and early and I accompanied Dad on a day of meetings. I actually rather enjoyed them. I'm really the mechanisms of business (how thrilling of me), so I enjoyed being a fly on the wall of my Dad's. Hopefully one day, I'll be hosting fancy boardroom deals and Baby Glitter will be at the end of the table listening and watching too. :)

Tuesday night we hit the Dadeland Miami Mall and I had my first Sephora experience. I went a tad mad in there and was putting things in my basket with wild abandon. I've made a huge haul video on my purchases, so I hope you'll enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed showing. We had dinner in The Cheesecake Factory, which is a cool restaurant where they do actual food, and not just cheesecake haha!


Wednesday we left our hotel at the disgustingly early time of 5.30am (urgh) and began our 4 hour drive up the coast to Orlando. My Dad tried to talk it down as, "a long drive", but clearly he wasn't aware of my love for roadtrips! I loved watching the word go by, seeing Miami skyscrapers turn into suburban houses, then huge trees draped with Spanish moss, and then eventually civilisation again as we approached Orlando.

As there was a little bit of time before his first business engagement, we went to a GORGEOUS little town called Celebration (please google it, you won't regret it). Celebration Town was built by Disney, but there isn't a mickey symbol in sight. Instead there are stunning ye olde houses painted white, pink, mint, blue, with porches and shutter windows. There are twee shops, with cute cafes and a huge lake and fountain thing that you can run through. I was so lovely that I stayed there for the morning whilst Daddio went off to work. I've filmed a little bit of it so with any luck, you'll spot it. It reminded me of toy town.

A few hours later, work was over and Dad came to find me and we went to check in. We're staying at the Marriot Grand Vacation Club and it's gorgeous. I'd love to bring Matt and Baby Glitter here.

In the afternoon my Dad wanted to go the Mall and I wasn't going to stop him! I didn't buy much, I actually didn't really see anything that stood out, but I picked up a couple of bits for Matt's birthday. I looked in OshKosh for Darcy but there was nothing that we couldn't get in H&M or Mothercare, so I just left it. I'd rather spend my dollars on her at Disney or something. My Dad on the other hand, treated himself to a few nice Ralph Lauren bits, so was pleased as punch.

In the evening, we went for a business dinner at a fancy little place who's name I've totally forgotten ahaha! It was a white linen table cloth and lady playing on the piano kind of place. I didn't really get too involved with the chithchat, so I had a lot of thinking time in LouiseLand haha.


Dad's gone to a really important meeting this morning which wasn't something I could attend, so I'm enjoying the Marriot complex. I had planned to have a wander about and enjoy the lake and pool but it's beyond hot and instead I had a luxurious long shower, read some of my book and watch Teen Mom. And here I am now, talking to you oh lovely Bloggerino!

Tonight I'm hoping we can go to DownTown Disney, so I'll try and keep you updated, time and internet connection providing.

I hope you're all having good weeks and you managed to read this exceptionally long blog post!!



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

stop motion

Dress Worn as Skirt: DVF. Jacket: Club Monaco. Sweater Wrap: DVF. Shoes: c/o Tory Burch. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: Michale Kors, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Max&Chloe, YSL. Belt: Jcrew. Bag: c/o Coach.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Black Watch

Scarf: Forever 21. Jacket: Jcrew. Skirt: Zara. Top: Jcrew. Shoes: Zara. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Bag: YSL. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Max&Chloe, YSL.
All pictures taken by the lovely Bess Friday- visit her here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Macy's (get it here). Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Macy's (get it here). Shoes: Rachel by Rachel Roy c/o Macy's (get it here). Jewelry: Chains from Saks 5th, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Micahel Kors. Nails: OPI for Sephora 'Caliente Coral'.

A huge thank you to all of those who came out to Macy's for FNO. I cannot thank Macy's enough for such a fabulous event and I loved meeting each and every one of you!! xo BEE

Baby Glitter OPI Mini Stems Kit Giveaway

Aloha Mummy's Bloggerinos,

I recently spotted these pink and sppaarrkly kits in my Mummy's stash so I thought it was about time I made my debut blog post. What better way to start than with a Giveaway!!

Me and my Mummy are going to be giving away not one, but TWO of these beautiful OPI Mini Stems kits, containing 4 gorgeous colours, sure to make your grown up nails sparkle! I can't wait to be a bit older and for Mummy to paint my nails too :)

I asked Mummy to take a proper photo of the lovelies, before I got my tiny little hands on them. As you can see, they're not so mini to me!

You might have seen my Mummy made a video on these a few days ago. She luurrvvess them and has a kit herself!

As with all grown up people's giveaways, there have to be a few rules, so here are mine (I'm such an advanced baby!).


As this is my Giveaway, it would be great if you could be a follower of my Mummy's blog. 1 entry.

Tweet a little something to say you have entered and provide a link if you're feeling generous and want to share the luurrvvee. 2 entries.

If you don't have twitter- you should! It's fun and free!  :)

That's it. Nice and easy is how we like it!

Eeeeee I'm so excited I lent up on my elbows to see who was tweeting about me and my giveaway!

This will be open internationally, and my Mummy and I will pick the two winners at random, when she get's back from her trip (in about a week) and I'm done being spoilt by my Grandparents! Please leave a little comment to let her know you've entered and how many times (ie. whether you followed and or tweeted!).

Wooohooo! Good Luck everyone! I'm going to go and have a snooze in my cot now, it's hard work being shamelessly exploited for my cuteness! Hehe!