Wednesday, 30 January 2013

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I am pleased to say I have finally signed up to Bloglovin!!! Let me know if you are on there also :-)

Wow Free Marc Jacobs Dot Gift With Purchase at The Perfume Shop

I read this on BritishBeautyBlogger and thought I would share it as it's such a fantastic GWP opportunity!

Get this amazing Marc Jacobs Dot umbrella it free with a purchase of any Marc Jacobs Perfume 50ml and above in February at The Perfume Shop. Perhaps an idea for a Valentines day gift for your lady gents?

Monday, 28 January 2013

The SAG Awards 2013 Best Dressed - My Picks!!

I love slobbing on my sofa watching the Award ceremony red carpets.  Tonight is the SAG awards (Screen Actors Guild) and it is a very exciting night for Hollywood!!

Who will win the awards nobody knows but here is a run down of my best dressed award winners :-)

Jessica Chastain

January Jones

Ariel Winter

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Giuliana Rancic
That's it for now folks.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

My New Favourite TV Show!!

I had to do a blog and tell you all about my new favourite tv show.... Hollywood Treasure. I am totally obsessed!!

It is about a movie memrobilia auction company in Hollywood.

Here is what the Syfy channel has to say about it:

"Get an inside view from the life of Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture relics.
Hollywood Treasure follows Joe as he navigates his way through the intricate world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia: from the Wicked Witch of the West hat and the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to Mary Poppins' carpet bag and other unforgettable props and costumes.
Each episode takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, with the season opener traveling to "Middle-earth" and featuring actor Sean Astin’s Lord of the Rings collection"

I find it so interesting to see all these items from films I have seen and fiding out where they are and who owns them.  Like the Ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz which sold at auction for $2,000,000

Joe examining the Ruby Slippers
The Ruby Slippers

People have vaults and warehouses of memrobilia.  I would love to own the batman costume,  or something belonging to Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. Or even something from one of these movies:

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Home Alone
Back to the Future
Mary Poppins

Batman 2 screen used costume

Has anyone else seen this programme?

If you could own something from a movie what would it be?

Thursday, 24 January 2013

My first Award Nomination :-)

Thank you to Michelle from Luxe Life Aspirations who has tagged me for this fun award.

It is a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers and spread the word about each others blogs.

So here are the rules:

1. Write 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer your nominators 11 questions
3. Nominate 5 other bloggers
4. Ask those nominated 11 new questions

11 facts about me

1. I have never ever dyed my hair ever
2. I was born in Scotland
3. I am totally obsessed with Friends (the tv show)
4. I love Instagram (AshlyLondon) and take pictures of just about anything. I then look back and see what I did each day.
5. I auditioned for the film 'Loch Ness' with Ted Dansen when I was 8
6. I have the cutest nephew in the world
7. I let me dog sleep on my bed
8. I have made my own short films
9. I trained as an Actress in LA
10. I was in a film with the hot guy from Twilight
11. I can't think of anything else for now

My answers to Michelle's Questions
  1. What do you want to be doing 5 years from now?  (I need some inspiration!) Working for myself and doing what ever I like when I like :-)
  2. What’s your favourite fashion obsession?  (shoes or bags or both…) cute + comfy jumpers
  3. What other hobbies do you have besides from blogging?  Shopping is a hobby right?
  4. Motto in life? Be yourself and be true to who you are.
  5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  (Do you know?) I am always buying and selling shoes so it is hard to keep track. Probably around 20
  6. What food could you happily eat for the rest of your life? Warm freshly baked bread with butter
  7. What’s your favourite cosmetic brand? Estee Lauder, although it changes from month to month
  8. Biggest vice?
  9. Books or magazines? Magazines I love to read when I want to zone out but books I read when I want to learn something
  10. What is your favourite item of clothing? My ugg boots (not really clothing but they are so cosy and comfy and there is a foot of snow outside)
  11. What do you order in Starbucks/Costa etc.? Costa Vanilla Late is my favourite :-)

My nominations are:

Clare - SparklySexyCool
Chloe - Chloe's Makeup Room
Melissa - Fashionlaceworld
Lisa - Thedarksideofcelebritty
Manen - Fitness Makeup and Fashion

And my questions are:

1. What made you start blogging?
2. If you could have any job for a day what would it be?
3. Who is your style icon?
4. What one item of clothing do you wish you had the guts to wear?
5. If you could buy any fashion or beauty item what would it be and why
6. What is the best thing you have learned from someone elses blog?
7. Where is your favourite place to shop?
8. High Street or designer?
9. iPhone or Blackberry?
10. What is your favourite desert?
11. What most inspires you?

Make sure you comment with a link to your responses ladies :-)

Lots of Love Ashly xxx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Scotland Scotland Beautiful Scotland!

So I wanted to share with you all my home where I was brought up... Scotland! It is so beautiful and if you haven't been you simply must.

It is unlike anywhere else, the people, the customs, the history! Truly beautiful.

So beautiful! This is near my home in Scotland.
Me & my mum jumping for joy on Xmas day in Scotland!

Poppi being patriotic in Tartan

At home in Scotland Love!!!

Lots of Love Ashly xxxx 

My Hot List - Favourite Bloggers!

I felt it was time that I did a post about where I go for blogging inspiration. 

What I look for in a blog: I am so picky about where I visit regularly. Only because I find it very hard and uncomfortable to read a web page if it doesn't look a certain way. For example, if it is too crowded/the layout is too bitty. It has to be simple for me or I get really frustrated.

I do like to know who it is blogging so if I don't see an about me section straight away I am likely to click elsewhere. I am also interested in more than just fashion and pictures. I want to read opinions and learn from others :-)

So here are my faves, starting with...


I love this girl. She seems so down to earth. Her posts are always informative and thought provoking that quite often they inspire me to blog, better myself, do something!! Very inspirational and definitely worth a read.


Anybody who knows me will know how much I love denim. From J Brand to Current Elliott. I love love love jeans. So this blog is perfect for me. Simple but informative, keeps me up to date with all the current trends and who is wearing what!!


I started watching Tanya's make up tutorials around this time last year.  I find her to be so warm and welcoming. She is very descriptive and friendly. I love her videos and her recommendations.

Well that's it for now folks but I will be adding more blogs to my hot list soon

Ash xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


I popped in to boots to pick up a bottle of my usual Utan Brazilian Bronze but to my shock and horror, they did not have it. 

So... in a rush I grabbed what I thought was a darker Utan mousse deciding, although I may end up looking like an oompa loompa at least I wouldn't be pale and uninteresting.

It wasn't until I got home ready to apply that I realised it was not a mousse at all but it was in fact the Dark Lotion - Ibiza Extreme. 

I needed to apply it that night so there was no time to swap it. 

I have found that it is quite different to the Brazilian Bronze Mousse which I reviewed here so felt that I should share my findings!

First of all the bottle is a lot bigger which is a bonus. And Secondly, the lotion is very dark when it squirts out, quite scary. 

I used it quite sparingly thinking it would come out super dark but it actually didn't. I like how even it is and i found it to be rather moisturising so good on my legs, especially at this time of year when your skin can get very dry. 

So don't be fooled by the guide colour it is not too dark at all!!

It lasted well, came off evenly and I liked it a lot.

I will however stick with my Mousse but I will definitely finish this bottle.

Overall 7/10

Have you tried Utan?

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My Christmas Nail Diary - They Had Their Own Wardrobe!

I think my nails have had a mind of their own this Xmas. They definitely had a wardrobe of their own over the past month, thats for sure.

So here is a rundown of my festive manicures...

Green Glitter from TK Maxx

Purple Glitter from TK Maxx

Gelish Diva

Gelish Queen of Hearts

Opi Axxium Red Glitter
Opi Axxium Red Glitter | Gelish Grand Jewels

Love & Happiness