Mint Jeans + Kitchen Accessories

Hello again! We've got lots of fun things to show you today. First up are our new pieces of clothing!
Cute striped dress and a blue blazer with ruched sleeves...
Pretty peacock blouse...
Black patterned flowy top...
One of our favorite new items are our mint colored pants! Perfect for Spring and Summer...

What's new in our kitchen display??
Cute colored bowls...
Printed bookmarks...
New dishtowels... 
And aprons...
Lots of adorable notepads...
Hope to see you soon in Meadow! Enjoy your week :)

Zara Messenger Bag

Theres lot of blogger/YouTube hype around Zara at the moment, especially their bags and rightly so. Zara is spot on at the moment and like many others I fell for this bag in particular- the Messenger Bag with Edging.
I couldn't decide between Black and Grey so I decided that seeing as they are beautiful and only £19.99 each that I would be naughty and just get both.

I slightly prefer the Grey over the Black, purely because of the Rose Gold hardware rather than the standard Gold, but they are both so incredibly soft, pretty, spacious and slouchy and I absolutely love them.
I'm so pleased with them and can't wait to take them out, although I'm going to try not to over use them. I got an Orange and Brown day clutch in Zara a few weeks ago and it's already looking a little messy as the dye has transferred from my clothes onto it, which I'm really sad about.

What do you think of these bags? Is Zara a winner for you at the moment too?


Pattern + Jewelry

Happy Wednesday! We're excited to show you our new arrivals in the boutique this week!

Our new chevron dress & jean jacket...

Brights are in more than ever this season, so we're loving our new bright pink dress with lace accents...

Simple multi-color dress...

 Flower-patterned, 3/4 sleeve blouse, with a scoop back...

We also have many new pieces of jewelry, too!

And new pendant necklaces...

The last fun accessory we're sharing are our stretchy headbands and hair ties.  They are easy to put in, they don't pull your hair or slip out, and of course are nice and colorful!

Hope to see you in Meadow soon!

Laura Mercier Peach Whisper

Last week I spent the day wandering around London and found myself having one of those must buy everything days. I had in mind that I wanted this product ever since swatching it when I was with Jessica who actually purchased it at the time and ended up treating myself in the rather dreamy beauty department in Liberty.

It's one of Laura Merciers second skin cheek colour blushes, in the most delightful soft Peach matte shade.
I find it is so perfect at brightening up my face and completing my make up. 
I find that this blush is both super pigmented and long lasting and I don't find myself needing to touch it up through the day or night, although I can't help but carry it around and so often end up doing so anyway.

Peach Whisper is one of five of the new shades in the collection and although I don't really love the other four, others in the collection as a whole I really want to try are Rose Petal and Lush Nectarine.

Although I do like the little mirrored packaging and find it all very sweet and delicate, I do think that £20 which is how much this blush costs is a little expensive for just 3.6g of product in comparison to say MAC, which is almost double and still a few pounds cheaper. 

Never the less, this is such a beautiful product and is a beautiful addition to my ever growing collection.

I would quite like to treat myself to a few more of the blushes in the future and give myself an excuse to buy a nice Laura Mercier palette to put them all in.

Have you tried any Laura Mercier blushes and do you like this shade?


got2b play it straight

New from Schwarzkoph is this genius product that will say goodbye to any out of control curls or flyaway frizz and hello to smooth, straight locks.
It works in just two super simple steps to to create a sleek, straight, smooth blow dry that will last for up to an incredible ten washes!
 The formula contains a special protein as well as keratin and silk, which together will banish the frizz and care and condition your newly straightened locks.

Step 1- Smoothing
Shampoo hair without massaging the scalp
Towel dry and comb, then secure hair into 4 sections with plastic hair clips
With gloves on, apply the smoothing serum to each section, then comb through to straighten the hair
Let the serum process for 20 minutes (25 minutes for thick hair)
Comb hair 3 to 4 times during the process to ensure it remains straight
After 20 minutes, rinse hair with luke warm water (don't shampoo!)

Step 2- The Sealing
Repeat the same steps with the sealing cream and let it process for 10 minutes
Comb the hair again, 2 to 3 times
Rinse hair (don't shampoo, but use a conditioner if needed)

After you have completed these two steps, simply take control of your new style by blow drying your hair with a big round brush!  

I haven't used this product yet, but am personally very excited to. My hair is pretty much straight anyway, but I'm looking forward to a sleek frizz free look.

got2b play it straight has an RRP of £6.99 and is available now from Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Savers and Amazon.
For more information on this product, have a little look at the got2b Facebook page here or the 'How to video' here 

Are you going to play it straight?

*This is a sponsored post

What I'm wearing, Wahanda and a hair cut

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC30
Chanel Bronze Universal
NARS Laguna
Laura Mercier Peach Whisper
Eylure Individual Lashes- Brown*
Gold by Giles Bronze Blush* 
HD Brow Palette Rich Brown
L'oreal Caresse Lovely Rose

I went out last night for a few cocktails at the Mayfair Bar in London to celebrate one of my friends birthdays. I wore a little bit more make up than usual and decided to wear some lashes which surprisingly, I haven't done for a while. On my eyes I'm wearing a combination of colours, which in fact all come from a Gold by Giles Bronze blush set which is made up of five shades. The pigmentations lovely and though they're obviously not intended for your eyes, I thought why not and was pleasantly surprised!
I recently purchased a Laura Mercier blush in Peach Whisper and I am loving it. It's such a pretty, pretty product so expect a full review shortly.

Last week I finally got my hair cut! It's not massively different, but thats purely because I wanted to keep the length as I am enjoying it and it makes getting ready for work easier and a lot less stressful.
Wahanda were kind enough to offer me a voucher to spend on a 'Wahanda Spa Deal' on their website, and I quite frankly jumped at the chance. The website is full of salons, spas and pretty much every treatment you could possibly dream of, the majority with fabulous deals at amazing prices. I was too spoilt for choice and though I really wanted to go on a Spa Day, I knew a haircut was super necessary so opted for a haircut at the Lisa Shepherd Salon in London. I'd heard so many incredible reviews about it, and spent my voucher on a 50% off Cut, Treatment and Blow dry, which was £39. The website it super easy to use and is really worth a look, especially if you already have a treatment or spa day in mind! I've been looking at a few really reasonable deals that Wahanda offer since, that I'm considering giving as presents which I think is a really good idea.
I got my hair cut by the lovely Carly, who may I add did the best blow dry I have ever had, it was all big, bouncy and full of volume- it's just a shame I got rained on twice afterwards! 

I coloured my hair as normal with Nice n Easy- Dark Warm Brown, it's semi permanent and fades pretty quickly but it's cheap and cheerful and I love the colour and shine it gives me.

I hope you're all really well and having a lovely weekend


Sure Maximum Protection

On Tuesday I had an extremely busy day and in the evening was invited down to the Sure Womens Maximum Protection event at Vanilla.
It was such a lovely way to end a hectic day, with lots of fabulous company and delicious themed cocktails. We all got involved and played games to test us under pressure and I must have been having a good day, as I won a beautiful bottle of Champagne for fastest time on the above Buzz game- a super speedy 8 seconds ;)

Sure have created three new super conditioning, Maximum protection deodorants and I personally find them absolutely brilliant.
I was kind enough to be given a couple to try out prior to this event and though creamy deodorants were never really my thing, they have quickly taken place over any deodorant in my bathroom cabinet. 

They offer a huge amount of protection for 48 hours, which is a lot and although I am assuming we all wash daily anyway, is super reassuring as you know it will get you through the day at least. 

Sure Maximum Protection uses a TRIsolid formula, that is made up of three components; extra strength dryness protection, patented fragrance technology that contains odor-protecting microcapsules that dissolve when you sweat to keep you smelling nice and skin conditioning ingredients to protect you from any irritation.
 It is really so moisturising and whilst at the event, a scientist was there to show us a little trick at how the ingredients work to literally stop any sweat coming through (yuck!). One of the ingredients was a gel that created a wall to stop even a full glass of water soaking through a piece of material. It was super soft and in fact really reminded me of a face primer! 

They really are fabulous products, especially for me in my line of work. I mentioned that I used this product in my 'Products I take to the sky with me' post, and it really has become a necessity for me.  Everyone needs deodorant and this keeps me so fresh throughout any day- stressful or not.

This product is available in three variations; Clean Fresh Scent, Confident and Sensitive.
They are 45ml in size and have a RRP of £5.09- slightly more expensive than most deodorants, but honestly, they really are so worth it. 

Will you be adding trying this to keep you fresh throughout the Summer months?


Dresses, Skirts & Notebooks

Hello there! How was your week? We sure were enjoying the sunshine last beautiful!!
We're here to show you a few new things here at Meadow.

First is this gray and white striped sweater...

Sweet lace dress...

Colorful yellow dress

And these two pieces: a flowy shirt trimmed in black detailing, which works perfectly on its own or paired with our striped skirt...

We also just got in lots of colorful belts! There's one in every color of the rainbow!

A few new patterned notebooks and notepaper...

And last but not least, these adorable rubber stamp kits...

Hope you like what you see and that you'll come visit us soon!