18 December 2012


Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were truly spoilt. Let me know what Father Christmas brought you and exactly just how fresh you're feeling today ;)

I was invited to a Christmas Bloggers event in Canary Wharf at the Reebok bar which was all organised and hosted by Lola and Victoria - what a fabulous job they did and so much effort must have gone into it! Thank you girls :) It was my first ever blogging event so I was quite nervous but Jess and Tash took me under their wing so it was all good - I never would've found the bar otherwise!
The day included some amazing views, lots of bloggers mingling, talks from Diva hair, the strongest cocktails in my life, eating yummy little nibbles, learning about lots of products, a beauty quiz and meeting lots of new people!
Some details of my outfit (ootd coming soon!) and Christmas nails, thanks Jess for snapping these!
The goodie bag at the end of the event was spectacular! As you can see it was full of so many treats I've wanted to try for ages from a whole host of different brands including Sleek, Witch, Lush, Lee Stafford, Xen Tan and so many more! It felt like Christmas had come early :)
Before the event we headed to Hyde Park to try and find the Festive Gathering but we failed massively and ended up wondering around Winter Wonderland. Then after the event we went back again! Even though I don't like rides - just watching the rides was enough for me..! It was still good to soak up some of the Christmas atmosphere and see all the pretty lights. 

All in all it was a great day and it was so great to meet some new people (would've loved to have spoken to more people but I'm dead shy!) I can't wait until the next one!

12 December 2012

Santa & His Reindeer

Christmas nails have got to be my favourite nail art from all of the seasons, there's no limit on glitter! I've got a whole host of ideas for the days leading up to Christmas, so welcome to the first installment.
Products used: Models Own; Snow White, Nude Beige & Black Magic
Barry M; Red
Brown Nail Art Pen; eBay
Do you like them? There's something about reindeer nails which I just think is so cute! They weren't too tricky to do either - start with a semi circle in a brown colour for the head, add little ears using a nail art brush, paint a black circle for the nose and use a dotting tool for the eyes. Finish off using a nail art pen in black or brown for the antlers!

10 December 2012

What Happened in November

Thought I'd better get this pot up before December completely flies past! Can't believe it's the 10th already, it really will be Christmas before we know it. Yayyy! Here's what I got up to in November..
Fave lunch | I love these two colours together | From floordrobe to wardrobe! | The Barry M shelves | The Models Own shelves | Finally filling in the holes | Slow shutter speed fireworks | I caved | Cath Kidston parcel | OOTD snippet | New penguin dressing gown | Being nuzzled | Yum | Agonizing wait | Mini pancakes
My cats Christmas boxes | Dinner and cocktails | AHHHH!! | Christmassy bow | Cute new xmas decoration | Keane @ the O2 | Amazing disco ball | Nearly time..
So, November was pretty good. The highlight was definitely at the end of the month though when I went to see Keane at the O2 and I had 3rd row tickets! December is set up to be a good one too, I'm looking forward to seeing the next load of images with you all :D

05 December 2012

2true New Season Nails

Hi Sophie, would you like to try out some brand new nail polishes? Um, yes please! I think you all know how much of a nail fanatic I am, so I couldn't turn down the opportunity to add to my ever growing nail polish collection..

2true, have launched 9 new shades which include high shine crystal polishes, glitter and chic neutrals. I got to try 6 of the new polishes, so here they are;
L > R: Shade 1, Sapphire | Shade 12, Mushroom | Shade 13, Soft Grey | Shade 9, Rio | Shade 7, Miami | Shade 10, St. Tropez
Firstly, I tried out the three polishes from the Crystal Couture collection. These remind of the Models Own Beetlejuice collection, except not as duochrome - more high shine metallic, foil like. On my thumb and little finger is Rio, my index and ring is St. Tropez and on my middle is Miami

I used three coats of polish on each. Rio is a lovely copper colour with pink and gold shimmer running through it, St. Tropez is a unique dark purpley colour with blue and red shimmer. Miami is a pink with tiny flecks of blue through it. St. Tropez is a lot like purple blue by Models Own.

I love neutral nail polish so I was excited to try these next two. They certainly impressed!
Mushroom is exactly like one of my favourite nail polishes - Big Smoke by Topshop! I'd definitely save yourself £3 and go and pick this one up if you were thinking of buying the Topshop one. It was good to apply and only took 2 coats to be fully opaque. 

On my ring finger I tried out Soft Grey which was also like Mushroom regarding application. I think it's a great staple colour - I can't believe I didn't have a grey nail polish before this!
This last one is one of the three from the Glitterati collection. Sapphire is a light blue glitter with large flat glitter particles throughout it. It's quite thin so I think it's more of a layering polish but you could build it up to wear it on it's own. I think this is a brilliant colour for the festive season if you didn't want to go for the obvious red or gold nails over Christmas as it's almost icy.
Layered over Soft Grey on Ring finger and Mushroom on thumb
As far as chipping is concerned, Sapphire was much like any other polish I wear - no polish can withstand a day at my work! I did do pretty well though.
I also did a bit of nail art, as I always think a simple bit of nail art looks great over a nude as it livens it up a little, nude doesn't have to be boring!

These polishes get a big thumbs up from me! The polishes are available as of today (5th December) nationwide in Superdrug stores. They retail at £1.99 each or 3 for £4.99! Bargain. I'm going to pick up the last three to complete my collection :) I'll definitely be checking out the rest of 2true's new polishes!

What do you think of the new polishes? 

04 December 2012

November Favourites

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What impeccable style the first lady has! I'd so dress like that every day if I could. I've been enjoying the khaki/military/utility/whatever-you-want-to-call-it trend for a while now, it looks great with a bit of leather to really toughen an outfit up. 
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After extensively looking for this polka dot skirt, I think it made my brain go a bit dotty because now I'm suddenly drawn to anything polka dotted I see in a shop! 
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Woop, Christmas party season is upon us! (I've been eyeing up dresses for far too long now) so now I better get my bottom in gear and actually decide on a dress! I'm either thinking a spar princess dress or a long sleeve bodycon. What's your Christmas dress going to be?
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Speaking of Christmas, everyone needs a good old novelty knit. I've particularly been enjoying the light up ones on eBay...! Check out this one, it's shocking!
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And with the colder weather comes the knitwear, yay for cosy times! Winter's not all bad, guys. The chunkier the better in my opinion, with either a statement necklace or a shirt collar poking out :)
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I've really liked wearing this forest green colour this month, I never wear green so it's been a nice change.
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There was a lack of chunky chain necklaces on the high street when I wanted one so I headed to my local charity shop and picked one up for £3. Definitely go to charity shops if you want one!
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I've always loved cats but lately there seems to have be an influx of kitty cats. Not that I'm complaining - look at how cute those tights are!

Hope you enjoyed my November favourites! Let me know your favourite trends right now.

26 November 2012

Wish List #26

Umm, GUESS WHO WON A £100 TOPSHOP VOUCHER?! Yep, my fancy fingertips won one of their Halloween #trickortweet prizes and it's currently in the post on it's way to me! *Ridiculously excited!* It seemed only fitting that I dedicate wish list number 26 entirely to Topshop..
Top #1 & #2 | Pyjamas | Ring | Phone purse | Nail Polish #1 & #2 | Bag
The website does not do this top justice at all! If you've seen it in the shops you'll know the collar is super sparkly and perfect for Christmas - it's a contender for my Christmas do.

Look at how nifty this little phone case/purse clutch thing is! Everything compact and in one place - grab and go. 

I'm quite tempted to blow the £100 on just nail polish! Or is that taking my addiction a bit too far?! I don't have many Topshop nail polishes but I really love all the ones I do have.

I don't think this image does this bag any justice either. It's got a really nice gold frame base and is such a great staple for my wardrobe.

What would you buy with £100 from Topshop?!

19 November 2012


Shirt: Glamorous via Republic sale | Jeans: Missguided, last year | Jacket: Topshop | Boots: eBay | Cat bracelet: Topshop sale | Lips: MUA Shade 1 | Nails: Nails Inc, Picadilly Circus & Westminster. Models Own, Juicy Jules
N.P: Kemosabe

Hi hi! Here's my outfit I whacked on after work the other day to go for a spot of dinner and a few cocktails. Everybody must make and try Malibu Coconut Milkshake, it was divine! Especially as you can get fake Malibu in Tesco for £4.99, bargain alert! 

On to my outfit. I got this shirt in the Republic sale for £10, I love the cut out shoulders but I don't think it does any flavours for my shape - I had to take lots of photos for this post, put it that way.. I do however love my new pleather jacket even though every other girl I walk past is also wearing it, damn the popularity of Topshop.

I've not really had a very good day today, I really wanted to go to the #motelxmas party tonight but unfortunately life and work got in the way. I was really looking forward to meeting Jess, Francesca and Tash and lots of other bloggers, but hopefully there will be a next time! Le sigh. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day!

05 November 2012

What Happened In September & October

I missed showing you my September pictures last month so I've combined them.. Hopefully it isn't a huge overload of images!
Treated myself way too much | iPad fun | September skies | I won @breezeybeee's giveaway, thank you! | Lost in a forest in the dark | Leap of faith | Me x 6 | Camping | Lexi dog | Waiting for my pub lunch | Paris | Eye or arm candy?! | Sock shopping | New earring | Nailz
Could definitely audition for The Walking Dead | Snoozy Selma | Models Own sale buys | The most beautiful boots | Benefit freebies in InStyle mag | 3 for £6 in TK Maxx | River boat to Greenwich | The Cutty Sark | People having a casual lie down  on the floor| We were bored | Haiii | Bug Eyes | New top | THE studded clutch | Neon leopard | Selma ♥s Primark bags
Cheesecake treat | I sit there, Selma! | Long overdue washing of brushes | Shoe decisions | On a narrow boat | Swan | Philip Armstrong for Kellogg's scarf* | Mr Bumble, aw! | I moustache you a question.. | Karamel Sutra | So cosy | Our pumpkin
If you didn't know, I have Instagram now! (I got my oh so beautiful iPad) I've actually had it a while now but never got into using the app - I just use it to take snaps. But I'm going to give it a go so if you'd like to follow me my username is; SophieIsobel_ I think I have 1 follower, lol - so come and say hi! Also leave your names below as I don't follow anyone either! Much love,

02 November 2012

Green Eyes

Top: Topshop | Skirt: River Island Sale | Jacket: New Look (old) | Boots: eBay | Bag: Topshop (old) | Scarf: Philip Armstrong for Kellogg's* | Necklace: Charity Shop | Lips: Collection Cream Puff, Cotton Candy

Meooow! I love this t shirt and skirt a bit too much and like to wear them at any given opportunity! I dressed it up a bit for the dinner the other day with a clutch bag and then dressed it down for an almighty shopping trip in the new Tottenham Court Road Primark (it's amazing, go!) We spent lots of money!

I'm finally getting some wear out of my new boots, I got them over a month ago but couldn't wear them because of my dodgy ankle. I've been waiting for a cheap dupe of the Chloe Susanna boots for ages and quickly snapped them up when I saw them on eBay for £35!

I'm also using my new scarf on my bag which was kindly gifted to me by Kellogg's! It's for Tony's 60th Birthday and was designed by Philip Armstrong. There are only 500 scarves available and will be yours to get your paws on at 6pm tonight from the Kellogg's Facebook page or eBay. There's also chances to win some on their Twitter and Facebook :)

MUST dash, time for work - time flies when you're blogging! Have a fab weekend,

30 October 2012

Halloween Nails

So sad I don't have the chance to dress up for Halloween this year :( I usually go all out - see last years blog post! I'm one of those people who love dressing up and end up putting way more effort into my outfit than most people. Halloween nails are always a must though, so here's what I came up with..
Products used;
Barry M;  Yellow, Orange
Models Own; Black Magic, Toxic Apple & Snow White 
Topshop;  Big Smoke
China Glaze; Sea Spray
eBay nail art pens

Had a bit of a nightmare uploading/rescuing these photos so I hope you like them! Which nail is your favourite? Mine's probably the little Frankenstein head! I find him strangely cute. Leave me links to your Halloween fun!

27 October 2012

Wish List #25

Oh hai there! It's been a while! It wasn't an intentional break but sometimes life just gets in the way. I feel refreshed now though and buzzing with ideas :D And, I feel like I've got a bit more of a daily routine going on.

Just a little wishlist to ease me back in..! 

01 Jacket | 02 Watch | 03 Nail Polish | 04 Moisturiser | 05 Lipstick
01. I think a lot of people have this jacket but it's just such a staple, my other pleather jacket has seen better days too.

02. I've been lusting after this watch for ages now but it's never something I've around to buying, it's so cute though! 

03. I bought the pink and green versions of these not so long ago and they're so pretty and sparkly, not sold on the gold but I'll probably just have to get it so they can be a shiny happy family :) It's 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment as well so it really is the perfect excuse!

04. This product would certainly give me a chuckle in the mornings! I've heard quite mixed reviews about it, have you tried it?

05. I saw this lipstick on Zoella and thought it looked so good! I probably wouldn't be able to pull it off but I'll definitely be having a look at it in Boots.

I'm going up to London tomorrow for a serious shop in the new Tottenham Court Road Primark - so excited! Has anyone been? I've decided to buy anything and everything which looks warm and fleecy, brrrr!


19 September 2012

Blog Love

In no particular order...!
Chelsea Jade Loves...
   I've been reading/following Chelsea's blog for a while now, and I still love the content! She owns some amazing clothes and unique jewellery and shares multiple ways of wearing a certain item of clothing. One of my favourite posts on Chelsea Jade Loves... are the street style ones - I'd love the be able to have the confidence to go out and style snap strangers!
Amy Baby Face
I love Amy's really effortless outfits, I don't think I would necessarily pick out any of the clothes on a shopping trip, but she sure makes me want to go and buy them!
By Jaymie
I've been such a fan of Jaymie's blog for a long time now! I love her illustrations, she's such a talented drawers. Her blog is full of great inspirational pictures andddd, she has such a cute cat! :) Jaymie is also the owner of a fantastic jewellery shop, which I will get around to buying from one day.
Caught Up On Cake
I'm fairly new to Katy's blog but I've fallen in love. She mainly does outfit posts whilst also having great written content too - which can be a rarity at times in the blogging world..! Katy also takes some really pretty photographs and posts about how to wear a certain item.
Don't Eat Leather
If you're a bit of a nail junkie like me, you'll probably enjoy Claire's blog. She recently did a 15 day nail art challenge which was brilliant and she also posts about beauty. Her blog is full of little handy tips and tricks as well as reviews. 

Have you fallen in love with any blogs recently? Leave 'em below!