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21 October 2016

Red fashion editorial - Nykhor Paul in Marie Claire South Africa
Nykhor Paul in Marie Claire South Africa


19 October 2016

BareMinerals is one of my favourite make up brands - I featured the original mineral cosmetics brand on my blog back in 2010 and have used many products over the years from the mattifying mineral veil finishing powders (swirl, tap and buff) and silky foundation primers to the creamy eyeliner pencils and intense eyeshadow palettes, so I was excited to try out the new skincare range. The Skinsorials range launched this summer featuring nine products promising healthy, glowing skin.

Bare Minerals skincare products - UK beauty blog


13 October 2016

Last week I attended a performance of Mozart's comic opera Cosi fan tutte at the beautiful Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.  The two act Italian opera was first performed in 1790 in Vienna with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music and Lorenzo Da Ponte's libretto and is the third and final opera they wrote together. Its name means 'Thus do all', which translates as 'women are like that' (charming) and it's a twisted tale about two couples, a bet gone wrong and the nuanced nature of love.

Gold ceiling at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


10 October 2016

Ahhh summer.  It already seems like months ago...  One of my favourite things to do is going to my favourite place in London, Regent's Park, with some food, fizz and friends for a couple of hours in the sun.  We spent a lot of time in the park this year with friends and family, including with my adorable baby nephew, as well as walking home from work with my boyfriend catching Pok√©mon, watching sports teams, birthday picnics, frolicking dogs and little kids playing.

Regents Park picnic - London lifestyle blogger Emma Louise Layla


7 October 2016

It's new winter coat time!  The temperature's really dropped in this past week so I'm going through my knitwear and coats to see what needs updating and I'm on the lookout for a new statement coat to alternate with this one.   This gorgeous Kate Spade wool coat with a soft faux fur collar, menswear-inspired plaid tweed and classic A-line shape is perfect, although at £900 I'm looking at alternatives; here are some of my favourites.

Kate Spade Fur Collar Chunky Plaid Coat