30 November 2012

midnight sky

Days are getting darker. The air is crisp. Clear midnight skies are sparkling. I'm inspired.

nails | Nails Inc motcomb street & Barry M fose quartz glitter

photos via my Instagram (@cathiasees)

26 November 2012


Amongst my birthday swag this year, a friend who knows about my nail-painting obsession kindly bought me my first set of nail art pens - in my favourite colour combo: black & gold. So, thought I'd give it a go this weekend.

It's been raining a little here in the UK (under-statement) so I was inspired to do a rain droplet theme as this week's nail pattern. Luckily, I also managed to bag a new nail varnish (for free!) as part of this month's Glamour give-away which lent itself nicely to a dark, gloomy background for my rainy nails... 

Overall opinion on the NPW nail art pens - though they are fun, quality wasn't as good as I expected and easy of use wasn't great (I kept having to squeeze the tube while trying to draw, which when it came to using my left hand became a bit of a task...). To be fair, I may have been attempting a slightly too complicated design for my first try but hey, if you don't aim high you never know!

Despite all this rain, one thing which has entertained my attention this week is my mood ring from Regal Rose which has become a staple. I am now determined to bring back one of my favourite 70s fashion trends with this colour changing little gem. So far, I've had colours ranging from dark blue to emerald green to amber - looking forward to seeing what moods next week brings =D

nails | Nails Inc motcomb street, NPW 3 in 1 nail art pen - gold and black (£7.95)
jewellery | Regal Rose Rana eye mood ring (£9)

apologies for the random coloured hands... various lighting experiments!

21 November 2012

birthday girl

Over the weekend, I celebrated another birthday with an amazing bunch of pals. Had a great time doing lots of eating (including this gigantic birthday sushi boat), sipping on cocktails and jumping around in my sparkly outfit. As it was a mini landmark birthday, I thought I would do something a little different this year so I decided to get a little creative with some buttons thanks to the John Lewis haberdashery department... Inspired by the Azealia Banks collaboration with ASOS (by this little outfit in particular) for the #BestNightEver... <3

Hope you enjoy the outfit / nails / arts and crafts / foodie post!

arts & crafts | John Lewis needles, light grey thread, buttons
outfit | H&M short top in bead-embroidered mesh & black flared organza skirt
nails | Barry M fose quartz glitter & pink flamingo

17 November 2012

moustache or not to moustache

Moustache or not to moustache, that is the question.

If you can, I say moustache! 

Thankfully, I can't grow a moustache, but to get in the spirit of being a Mo Sister, I snapped up the Mo ring above on a recent trip to Covent Garden. It's fun to wear and I have a feeling it will be a staple post-Movember. What do you think?

rings | Mo ring (Accessorize), Question Mark Ring (Topshop)
nails | OPI Deutsch You Want Me Baby? (kept it simple this week!)

Other Mo rings you might like from Accessorize...

Movember goes from strength to strength each year. The event encourages men around the world (UK, US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong) to grow a moustache over the month of November to raise awareness for men's health and in particular prostate cancer - check out www.movember.com for news and photos for your region. Below are my favourites from the UK site, enjoy!

all photos from uk.movember.com

7 November 2012

gothic princess

S P O T L I G H T : R E G A L R O S E
all images from www.regalrose.co.uk

I've been noticing a lot of gothic / rock inspired accessories appearing in the last few months. Studding, skulls, spikes, leather are just a few which have made it into the fashion limelight. To be truthful, I love colour so have never really been drawn to the dark side... however, I have made a new discovery which I think has changed my views (for the better): Regal Rose

Regal Rose has a host of stand out, edgy designs. Their most recent collection Darkly Decadent has a gothic princess like vibe, dark yet feminine pieces and super bang up to trend. Although I love so many products across all of Rebecca & Louisa's collections, my top three overall favourites have to be: Peruvian Princess, Navajo Aztec & Vintage.

I have already invested in a few of their pieces, all of which I love and constantly wear - gold/silver hamsa rings, alexa gold chain & gold chain ring - but I can see myself investing in a few more pieces as they are definitely worth it. Birthday is coming up... I feel like a birthday crown may be needed ;)

Happy (window) shopping!

Darkly Decadent favourites: Baroque collar tips, Merle black lace crownSymbolic Silouhette evil eye ringGiselle bones necklace

Wish List: Dahlia silver bohemian wish box necklace, Rana eye mood ring, Gold above knuckle rings, Loa huge pyramid stone ring

where to buy online http://www.regalrose.co.uk/products
where to get inspired http://www.regalrose.co.uk/style-book
where to follow http://behindthescenesatregalrose.blogspot.co.uk

4 November 2012

monkey business

One of the many things I love about London is the fact that fashion is so accessible. There are lots of independent stores, vintage boutiques and markets which I can always lose myself in. However, every now and then, I love to step foot onto the high street, and a particular favourite destination is Topshop's flagship store in Oxford Circus.

On a recent visit to Topshop, I spent some time browsing their new jewellery collection. Nothing really caught my eye until I reached the bargain pods and came across these two little statement monkey rings.  These were the last remaining and cost me a total bargain of £5.50!

I'm in love with the gold and silver baby monkeys but am still getting used to the big silver monkey as it's pretty dominant on my finger. Either way, I thought they were a fun purchase and have made me smile throughout the increasingly wintery days =)

Jewellery | (left hand) big silver monkey ring (Topshop), yellow evil eye bracelet (Istanbul) | (right hand) gold and silver baby monkeys (Topshop), gold vintage necklace used here as a bracelet

Nails | Barry M 284 Emerald Green, OPI The Living Daylights

Photos thanks to Jamie.