Sunday, 20 October 2013

Shopping in Ibiza

I recently went for a quick break in Ibiza with the family, to get a bit of sunshine in before the hardwork of uni fully kicks in! 

I bought some lovely stuff while there that I thought I would share with you! I also went out today and bought some lovely merino and lambswool jumpers that I'll post later this week for you. 

First up I stopped by Bershka Men's - the shop is lovely, small and cozy, dark and smells like hollister. They have some really lovely men's clothes, blacks, greys, leathers, knits. A good array of choices, I originally went in their to buy a jumper for Dad but ended up leaving with a lovely tee for myself as well!  

It's a blue (although looks grey on the iPads terrible camera!) which fades into a light greyish/blue colour, with a very flattering scooped V neck, and a small pocket. I bought a small for about €15 and I like pairing it with denim shorts and ankle boots in the sunshine, or skinny jeans and a big knitted cardigan in the cold. 

As always I had to buy myself a silver ring! This time I went to Ron Ibiza ( and treated myself to a silver and copper ring with a dappled surface and smooth gold coloured bands sat around the center of it. This was €35, expensive yet good quality so I don't mind paying the extra. 

Top photo : all rings from Ibiza market stalls - all silver, index ring is silver with moonstone. 

I also bought some la Roche posay effaclar A.I local area spot treatment - I really like the product and it's working well with my effaclar Matt moisturiser that I bought late September. However I recently discovered that they are not a cruelty free brand and therefore will not be repurchasing either, or buying from la Roche posay again. Next time I will be looking at Philosophy and Aesop for skincare as these are cruelty free and are both brands I've been wanting to try out, Liz Earle also. 

I did buy some beautiful suede flat ankle boots while I was out there however I don't have a photo of them! They're lovely and simple, a basic boot shape with a nice slouch to them and two buckles. These were €80 and from Natura, another beautiful shop in Ibiza town. I was in desperate need as the current boots I'd been wearing had been worn to death and the sole had split on both boots - they weren't real leather so there was no point in resoling them. I was contemplating repurchasing the same boot for €30, but really rather preferred leather as they last longer and wear better. So after hunting EVERY single shoe shop in town we stumbled across these leather ones which were practically a replica of my favourite ones! Perfect. 

I also bought some sunglasses from the back streets of Ibiza town, at he base of the old town. A lovely little shop with great offers, sunglasses from €15 or 2 for €20 offers, really great styles too, they're all just rip offs of designer ones but they're a good quality, quite solidly made. I bought these Carerra copies, I loved the reflective lenses and he huge frames! 

So that's all for now! I'll try and show my new jumpers soon, I've also done a sneaky bit of sale shopping so I'll update you with those two! 

I'm also thinking of maybe doing a post on going into the final year of uni, how I've planned my time for this term etc if it might be of any use to somebody?

Speak soon, 



Tuesday, 27 August 2013

"A Lot of Grey'

On my recent spending spree I ended up buying lots of items, from dresses to Jumpers, and when I got home I only then realised that they were almost all of the colour grey. I must be having holiday blues! Nevertheless I still love all my purchases and hope you do as well :)

Grey Cut out Dress from H&M - £17.99

Grey Body Con Dress from Matalan - £4 (BARGAIN!)
Black and White Aztec Print Crop Top from George at ASDA (I'm as surprised as you are!) - £6
Grey Asymmetrical Skirt from H&M
Green Jumper from H&M - £12.99
Grey T-Shirt from H&M - £7.99

Amy X

Ibiza Ootds

Top: New Look
 Skirt: ASOS
Feather Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Sandals: OFFICE

Denim Shirt: ASOS
Shorts: Zara

Here a few OOTDs from when me and Lauren went to Ibiza in June. The weather was hot so dressing lightly was essential. I've also thrown in a few other holiday snaps of watching the sun set at Cafe Del Mar and shopping around Eivissa Town. 

Amy X

Monday, 24 June 2013

Collective Haul

Matalan (price unknown)

Joules Clothing

Geometric Pattern Vest Top - H&M

Cropped Black T-Shirt - Topshop £10

Cropped White T-Shirt with button detailing - £6.99

Barry M Nailvarnish
(From left to right) "Mushroom", "Liquorice", "Blueberry"

Here is a collective Haul of things I've been buying over the past few months - I haven't been buying a lot as most of my money is going towards university etc. But I hope you enjoy my purchases :)

Amy X

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Eau Thermale Avène Review

So for my birthday I got a few of the Avène products. I am very happy with them and will definitely be buying them in the future when I run out of my current stock. They are a bit on the pricey side, but if you have sensitive skin like me, they are perfect. I have to be careful in electing face care products as I can get eczema on my lips, so I need very natural products. The Avène range has given me no problems at all and it leaves my skin feeling very soft and it feels very light on the skin as opposed to other creams that leave your skin feeling greasy. I believe you can buy the range at 'Boots' in the UK, but I am not sure how to get hold of them/where to buy them anywhere else.

To conclude, I would definitely recommend buying this range if your skin is very sensitive like mine.

Amy X

Friday, 8 February 2013

media by mac

Just a quick post to tide you over....

Media By MAC

This is a really lovely lipstick, it has the typical MAC vanilla cupcake smell, its a really beautiful wine colour, and definitely one of my favourite lipstick colours EVER.

You can wear it lightly for a 

berry stain

or build it up for a 

beautiful deep wine colour

A beautiful colour that's a perfect introduction to darker lip colours

Lauren xo

so sorry

hi guys and gals,

we are terribly sorry for not posting more regularly these past few weeks, deadlines are looming on both our courses, but once those are over posting regularly will resume once more!

stick with us, we'll be back soon

the fashionhawks


Saturday, 26 January 2013

I've been shopping (again)

This time a parcel from ELF awoke me, another pleasant morning wake up!

Lets get going...

First up, the complexion brush
oh woops i got the price wrong on the picture, it was £3.00 instead of £5.50

All the links for the product are above the photos, keep your eyes peeled for the reviews!


Friday, 25 January 2013

fonts, every little helps

In my opinion the font that you use with images makes a big difference. I've curently become obsessed with using fonts over images; whether I'm labelling swatches, or just adding a few words or a title over a photo. I am obsessed. 

So i thought i would share with you some fonts i have been liking and where you can get them

1) Anome Ibul (here)  2) Antrokas (here)  3)Brain flower (here)  4)Signerica Thin (here)

My go-to site for free fonts with thousands to choose from is It's a great website with hundreds of new fonts each day and has resulted in me having thousands of fonts in my font book on my mac!

I think I'm going to put together a font folder that i can flip through when I'm looking for a certain type of font. 

The perfect rainy day project!