Saturday, 27 February 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a way to spoil your amazing mumma, or if you’re ready to be spoiled yourself, then look no further than the WSd ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide…

Whether she favours classic or vibrant statement designs, we have an array of wondrous jewellery in store. If you want to say thank you but you’re not sure how then the Orelia Merci Beaucoup gift card is perfect. Attached to the card is an ultra gorgeous gold coin pendant with coral tassel detailing (£15).

Oswell and Rose always have the perfect gift for special occasions. The ‘Amazing Mummy’ cuff bracelet will make a new mumma smile from ear to ear with its intricate tiny toes and heart detailing (£14.95). The queen bee is the heart and soul of the honeybee colony so what better for a mumma than the queen bee quote necklace (£10).

We have a fab selection of White Leaf jewellery in store, renowned for its elegant and contemporary designs. Mother’s Day isn’t the only day of the year to thank our mums for their unconditional love, but a beautiful semi precious stone is a good place to start! Or how about a gorgeous gold plated cuff or heart pendant? (£12-£25)
For the love of scarves…

Nobody does luxury scarves like Becksöndergaard. Their beautiful silk scarves are presented in special gift boxes and with such gorgeous prints she’ll feel like she’s unveiling a work of art (£85). For something a little cozier, the Aamita is a woven cotton scarf finished with a little fringing (£39). With spring just around the corner the Fine Summer Star scarf (£25) is a perfect Mother’s Day gift that won’t break the bank.

Remind her to take a little time for herself with an Olivia Burton watch. Check out our blog post on new season Olivia Burton here. 

Fab. By Fabienne is the ultimate brand to tell a special lady that she is well and truly fabulous!! The new season drop arrived at WSd HQ this week and it is dreamy. With touches of suede, leopard, leather and embossed stars, there is a style for every mumma (keyholders £16, wallets £99, and bags, up to £209).

What mum could resist the gift of a little pampering? A Mothering Sunday well spent brings a week of content so treat her to a Parkminster ceramic bowl candle (£24) and Sniffy Wiffy bath and massage oil (£7) and body lotion (£7).

Photo Credit: Parkminster 

 Heart Vintage UK has hit the nail on the head when it comes to mamma mantras. We all know a special lady who creates precious handmade treasures and she’ll love the ‘life’s a stitch’ design. The ‘when in doubt brew up’ print is perfect for the kind of ma who always knows when to put the kettle on! (£18)

There’s one gift more valuable than anything and that’s time… gather your mum, Nan, sister and daughter and book a What Sarah did styling evening. What could be better than catching up over a glass of fizz, receiving personalized styling tips and having WSd all to yourselves for trying and buying fun? Call the store to get a date in the diary.  For another fab pampering session, book in with the gorgeous Vicki Maria for a mother and daughter make-up lesson! Vicki took over the WSd  blog last week to give us the low down on all the SS16 make-up trends. Keep your eyes on the WSd Facebook page for a collaboration evening in March…

Whether you get treated to a WSd treasure or spoil your own mumma with something from our gift guide, we would love to see- just tag us in your snaps on Instagram!

Happy Mother’s Day to each and every lovely mum out there!

Rachel x

P.S The ultra gorgeous luxury leather handbags and accessories brand Bell & Fox has landed at WSd HQ. Watch out for a blog post dedicated to this fab British brand.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Vicki Maria MUA

This week beautiful make-up artist Vicki Maria is taking over the WSd blog to give us the low down on the make up trends of the moment... 

Blue is often the neglected colour of a palette but not for SS 16... This season make your eyes as tempting as the ocean with flashes of azure, aqua, sapphire and sky. Try switching your eyeliner from black to navy or smudge electric blue shadow along your lower lash line. Be bold and blend a beautiful shimmery blue across your lid for a pop of colour. How beautiful is the Mac Mineralize Eyeshade in Blue Frame (£18)?

Try the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Sapphire (£16.50) for a rich and longwearing colour. The double-ended pencil has a smudger on one end and colour on the other to create the perfect midnight smouldering look.

A hint of blue eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim 
Style your lashes a la Twiggy and follow the Sixties lash trend that fluttered its way down the catwalk. For a doe eyed look reach for a fibre-based mascara such as Code Beautiful VLM (£19.95) available at WSd. This magic wand and co-ordinating pre-lash plumper, Code FFL (£18), will achieve that oh so desirable Bambi look.

If you can't part with the falsies then Eylure style 118 or 120 (£5.25) will make sure you nail this season's trend for sultry Sixties eyes. 

Statement lash and nude lip combo at Marni 
What is a masterpiece without a great frame?! Brows pull your whole make up look together so make sure they are Monet worthy. Invest in a brow kit with a wax or gel product to define, and a good powder to enhance.  The Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit comes with pigmented wax for shaping, natural-shaded powder for setting, tweezers, a hard angled brush and a blending brush (£24.50). The secret weapon for any artist is their tools, so to create the perfect brow shape, spend time looking for a precise angled brush. Try the Mac 208 Angled Brow Brush (£16.50).
Plump up fine brows with one of the many fab new brow mascaras on the market which all have fab little fibres to coat each individual brow hair. Benefit Gimmee Brow (£18.50) and L'oreal Paris Perfection Brow Artist Plumper (£5.99) both prove their staying power worth. Use them alone or after your brow kit for ultimate brow kudos. 

Strong brow and lip game at Oscar de la renta 
My tips for lips are the extremes...a hot red or a subtle nude. MAC has the most awesome range of both. My picks are Ruby Woo  (£15.50) and Honey Love (£15.50). For a drugstore pick, head to Rimmel (£4.99) for an impressive selection of nudes and a few fab reds too. 

Red lips at Victoria Beckham
The key to your whole makeup look is a flawless base. Smooth, even toned, dewy skin is achievable with well-chosen products. Invest in a serum to use alone, or under moisturiser for the perfect prep. For a super smooth finish use a primer before you apply foundation to ensure it has dawn till dusk staying power. Marie Claire hails the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizer as the ‘holy grail of primers’ (£28).

“Strobing” is the word of the moment in the highlighting world. I love a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for a gorgeous glow (£33) or Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer (£15.75) that diffuses light so your skin will have a fab luxe finish. Apply your chosen highlighter to the areas of your face that would naturally catch the sun or that you just want to accentuate...along the top of your cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of your eye, centre of your forehead, down the centre of your nose and chin. A word of advise though...go lightly, especially on you forehead and chin or you could end up looking a little sweaty. 

WSd will be hosting an evening with Vicki Maria, so if you want to learn more about the latest make-up trends and how to wear them, or even just how to make the most of your current make up then just call the store!

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what could be better than a fabulously feel-good make-up lesson. Vicki also has gift vouchers available for one-to-one makeup tutorials and mother and daughter make-up sessions. If you love the sound of the trends above but you feel a little nervous to try them yourself just get in touch at or 07970862124.