Monday, 5 May 2014


Battenberg is easily my most favourite of cakes - it has the sinfulness of cake and then it has the extra naughtiness of marzipan around the outside. What more could you want - If I have to die, I seriously hope it's death by Battenberg. I would quite like to live forever, but not if you have to get older and more dusty with each passing year, until you become a walking corpse, easily confused with an old dead twig.

Again, I digress! Yes, I love the Battenberg, which is probably why I loved this dress when I saw it a few years ago in my local New Look - it totally reminds me of the colored cake. It's sweet and yummy, but enough about me back to the dress - it is such a great shape, nipped at the waist with a flowing skirt and the contrast black against the girly pastels gives it enough of an edge for me.

I've given myself the challenge of wearing everything in my wardrobe more often, instead of the same old things over and over again. It is quite the challenge since I mostly work from home, which involves throwing myself from my bed and onto the sofa, without getting out of my pajamas. Still, that does not stop me from buying more dresses, so I have to start wearing them, or I don't deserve to have them...

Shirt Dress, New look - Similar Here.
Biker Jacket, Matalan - Similar Here.

My love affair with Elegant Touch continues - I was immediately in love as soon as I applied these Sweet Tooth nails from the House of Holland collection. The stiletto shape made me feel like a serious glamour puss and the cute ice cream design had me watering at the mouth. They were so easy to apply and were stuck fast within a few minutes - such a quick and dramatic transformation is difficult to a achieve with nail varnish.

I enjoyed having super long nails all weekend, but had to trim them come Monday when the computer had to come out, but they still looked so lovely I kept them on for a week and they felt secure all that time. I have my next nails already picked out, the colour popping Tye Dye For nails, they will look so amazing with all my summer looks.

I also cant wait to try out their Candy Dips, they are so clever. You pop a sticky tab on your finger and file it into the shape of your nail, and then you pop that into a pop of glitter and voila, perfect glitter nails - I'm going to try and ombre effect, be all adventurous. Stick a top coat on the top and you are laughing...all girl should go glitter at least a hundred times in her life :)

You can check out my review and tutorial of Elegant Touch Express Nails on Femside, hopefully it give you the help and motivation you need to try out some falsies.

House of Holland Sweet Tooth Nails, Elegant Touch - Same Here.
Dopamine Necklace, I Love Science Store - Similar Here.
How do you feel about false nails? Have you tried them out yet?

* Nails sent to me by Elegant Touch as part of a review for my work with Femside, all opinions are my own.

Gems x

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  1. I love that dress and the nails look fantastic! x

  2. Your dress is divine, I'm in love with it!



  4. Yay for batternberg cake! <3 I love this dress, I bought the top in new look after instantly falling in love with it (: Sophie xo

  5. What the hell is a battenberg? it a cake? I just googled it :D
    This dress is magical, I love this color mix, it does look like battenberg! :D
    Anxiety is doing oookay. I had a major one last week, but I took a hold of it, and smacked that bitch in the face! :D

  6. I don't like batternburg cake but I love this dress! You look gorge. The nails are so pretty too xxx

  7. I love batternburg but I think my favourite cake has to be Angel cake with the layers :) I don't even know if they still make it
    I've tried to get more wear out if my clothes as I feel like I'm living in the same jeans and smock lately.
    You should give the fringe a go, even though I'm jealous I love short fringes but my hairs too curly for one :(

  8. I love the dress! It really does remind me of cake too :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  9. What a lovely dress with a combination of pastel colours: LOVE.

    I'd never heard of this cake before and I love cake. *hangs head in shame*


  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! and your nails xx

  11. That dress is so lovely! I also adore the manicure!

  12. This is such a fun dress!! I love Battenburg cake. Your nails are really pretty.

    Tara xo


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