Update from the blogosphere #59 – Valentine’s Day spirit
In case youâ€™re not aware, Valentineâ€™s Day is just round the corner. We have to admit, this year it seems to have come around really quickly! But thanks to the blogs weâ€™ve been reading, weâ€™ve got some great ideas for the romantic day.
Finding something to wear on Valentineâ€™s Day is no easy feat. Should you go all out and have hearts and lips all over you, or play it cool and go understated? Well here at BrandAlley HQ weâ€™re embracing this happy, passionate and amorous day. So when we spotted Bargainista Fashionistaâ€™s blog on London designer, Elizabeth Lau we fell in love with her quirky, fun knitwear and dresses. We Â â™¥Â this super cute Nipper cotton-merino mix intarsia stripe heart jumper. Itâ€™s perfect for V-Day! Check out Bargainista Fashionistaâ€™s blog to watch Elizabeth Lau’s s/s 2012 video.
Get your nails into the Valentine’s spirit with these gorgeous red and pink shades weâ€™ve seen on Start-London blogspot. We think the pillar box red is a real statement colour â€“ totally Hollywood glamour-esque. If you are in the mood for a mani then why not grab one from the Nailgirls over on Start-Londonâ€™s blog. Theyâ€™re doing them today and tomorrow so book your appointment now.
But if youâ€™re avoiding the plethora of red that is abundant at this time of year, why not try out one of MUAâ€™s new nail polishes and lip balms we saw on Big Beauty blog. Theyâ€™re pairing up with Love Hearts to bring an exclusive range. Not only will you be set for S/S with these gorgeous pastel nail colours but youâ€™ll taste fantastic with the lipbalms too! And who knows, maybe you could share a Love Heart with someone special on Tuesday? We love their cute messages, especially the â€˜Be Mineâ€™. And if youâ€™re not intent on giving them away, you could always keep them for yourself. Mmm Love Heartsâ€¦.weâ€™re reaching for a packet right now – yum!
Weâ€™ve seen plenty of love themed gifts recently but we LOVE the ones chosen on Belle of the Ball blogspot. Like Claire, weâ€™re going to be hinting furiously at OUR other halVES for this list. OK, all a bit excessive, maybe we could settle for the Vivienne Westwood Valentine’s Pendant, and the YSL Oval Ring in pinkâ€¦oooh we canâ€™t decide, theyâ€™re all gorgeous! Good spots Belle of the Ball.
But if youâ€™re on the lookout for something the two of you can enjoy together, then why not head to this amazing hotel we spotted on Alex Loves blogspot. One Aldwych is an impressive 5-star hotel based in trendy Covent Garden that hosts something we definitely want to try, their MoÃ«t Movies night in. In the package, you get a movie, a large glass of MoÃ«t, popcorn AND a 3-course dinner in the hotelâ€™s Axis restaurant. This sounds like perfection! To find out more, head to Alex Loves blog and book you are your other half in. We think itâ€™s a great treat for Valentineâ€™s Day.
Your blogs have given us lots of LOVEly ideas and weâ€™re looking forward to the special day. If youâ€™ve got any other romantic thoughts or plans, share them with us. After all, sharing is caring!
Have a great weekend, and get planning your perfect Valentineâ€™s Day!