Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday Polish - Stroke of Sunshine

Sephora - Yellow Umbrella

Summer sunshine and hot humid air is the only thing on my mind at the moment! 
I think the warm weather has got to me as I apply a stroke of bright sunshine yellow to my nails.
Not usually one for bold, bright, in-you-face colours but it sure did put a smile on my face everytime I looked down :)


Tan xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Trusty tee

Dress - New Look

Since my return from Africa, putting a considerable amount fo thought into what I'm wearing seems some what alien.
For the past three months I have simply relied on a basic tee or dress, concealed by my Chitenje (an African cloth wrapped around your lower half). While in Malawi, I had a small addiction to all things Chitenje and the amazing woman that was Joyce, my tailor, has finished some beautiful pieces. I can't wait to share them with you! 
For now, a lazy look that pretty much sums up my time in Malawi...a basic tee style dress. 
Another unhealthy obsession of I'm definitely going to have to work around this. The amazing warm weather that is London's summer simply won't allow head-to-toe black ensembles.

Enjoy your weekend,

Tan xx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Cream Review

With years of constant abuse from nail varnish remover, buffers and cuticle sticks, my cuticles were in awful shape. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream soon sorted this out and was a definite hand saviour out in Malawi...thanks sis :)

Sold in a small vintage style tin, it is cute and attractive, however like any other tin pots remember not to cream your hands before opening (Slippery disaster waiting to happen!).

Despite being referred to as “cream”, with more of a thick waxy consistency, it’s closer to a balm with a lovely refreshing lemony scent. 

With vitamin E and Rosemary leaf oil to condition the skin and assist repair, and beeswax to seal in moisture, this protects your nails from drying out, making it the perfect natural treatment to nourish and moisturise.

Being a concentrated formula, you don’t need much. Simply swipe your finger across the balm and massage a little into each cuticle. 

I saw a noticeable difference in the condition of my cuticles and surrounding nail bed from the very first use and have continued to apply once a week to keep them nice and healthy.

I didn't expect much from this humble tin of lemon buttery-ness, but I am left pleasantly surprised.


Tan xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Pencilled Denim

Necklace - H&M
Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Forever 21

I'm back!!!

I hope your all having lots of fun.
I cant believe how fast the time has gone, I returned home from Malawi just a few days and have plenty of stories and photo's to share with you all very soon....that and a ton of new clothes!!!
Should be up very soon...

Im the meantime, sharing another of my favourite pencil skirt looks.
Mixing it up a bit with a typically relaxed look up top in denim, paired with a smarter bottom half. Makes a great combo. Something that works for both smart/causal and dressy, providing the perfect day to evening shift outfit. 


Tan xx

Sunday, 29 June 2014


For those of you that follow Street & Rail, you will know that earlier this week we reached a huge milestone marking the one year anniversary of my blog.

Today marks another....

Street & Rail's 1st Nail-versary!

One whole year's worth of 'Sunday Polish' post's! 
That's one polish a week for the past year....I can hardly believe it myself.
Like the fashion collage, I have put together a nail-versary collage showing some of my favourites from the past year and hopefully many more to come.

In the mean time stay tuned for next weeks fashion post

Tan xx