30 September 2013

Neon Blue

Jumper: Topshop Sale | Blouse: Topshop | Trousers: Topshop | Converse: Office Sale | Bracelets: Primark | Rings: H&M & Topshop

Another entire Topshop outfit, whoopsie. I can justify it though as both the top and trousers were birthday presents! I absolutely fell in love with the collar, I just couldn't help myself. I'm having a bit of a Converse crush at the moment and I think it's time to invest in a second pair, I'm thinking red high tops or a white pair?

Just loving life on the pier!
I think it's gonna take me a while to get used to doing outfit posts again, it's been far too long! I'm looking a bit orange, I'm hoping it's the lighting because I've just gone down a foundation shade! Anywho, this is what I wore a couple of weekends ago for a little trip down to Brighton to visit my friend who's just moved into her new house. We spent the day exploring, shopping and spending far far too long on the 2p machines on the pier! I've even started a little collection of my prizes because I'm that cool ;) 

This weekend and last I've been a crazy eBay lady and managed to make myself a nice little £105 by selling quite a few things which probably would've ended up at the charity shop, it's true, one man's trash is another's treasure. I didn't expect to sell some of the things I put up. What did you get up to the weekend just gone?

26 September 2013

It's been a while..

Woahhh. Hey there world! Long, long time no speak. I'd be here all day if I told you everything I'd been up to over these past six months or so, so I'll keep it short and sweet! I've not got an excuse as to why I didn't blog, I was just living my life having a fantastic time and blogging got lost along the way unfortunately :( I thought the best way to come back would be to put together some of my favourite memories over the months
Basically. I went to Tenerife, then two weeks later I'm off to Amsterdam, I crammed in so many nights out and managed to consume just as many takeaways (eek!) I turned the grand age of 21 and finally got round to learning to drive. Next thing I know I've bought a car, I made new friends as quickly as I lost them and yes I made a fair amount of mistakes but learnt very quickly from them, I tried new things and left behind some old things, I had my hair chopped off and despised it, I worked hard and played harder! I can safely say I can't wait to start the next chapter of my life :)

13 March 2013

Case Crazy

Rainbow | Aztec | Bourbon | Russian Doll | Aztec II
Bunny | Bear | Neon | Galaxy | Drips
I've recently been obsessed with trawling eBay for funky phone cases for my new iPhone. I thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you but there are so many more I could've show you! I ended up ordering the bunny one and it should be with me any day now, yay! All of the above are from eBay, I believe they're all under £5 and you can get a lot of these cases for different phones :)

What phone case do you have? Which is your favourite?

10 March 2013

5 in 5 | Quick Reviews #1

I seem to have so many products just stacking up which I haven't got around to sharing with you guys as I think you might be interested in some of them! I thought rather dedicating single blog posts to each one it would be much quicker and convenient for us all if I did short and snappy mini reviews - and of course, if you'd like to know more just comment!

To be fair, I'm probably not the best person to try this out as my hair is SO long and heavy. Although saying that, I do have voluminous hair days and the times after I used this product weren't those days! On one of the occasions I noticed my hair needed a wash sooner than it usually would. It does say it provides heat protection but I'd much rather buy a product which was intended for protecting your hair against heat. It smells quite nice and I like the packaging but I can't say I'll be repurchasing! 

I received this in my #bbloggersxmas goodie bag, and there was recently a fair amount of hype going around for this mud mask so I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't really read the  packaging and just whacked it on - I don't like products that tingle! Once the tingling stopped though it was fine, it smelt like tea and it has tea leaves in it which was quite odd. I washed it off though and I did think my skin looked brighter and fresher. It costs £50 for a pot which I'd never pay for a face mask! If you ever come across samples though I'd say pick them up.

I've got to say, I found the name of this product rather amusing and I was pretty intrigued by it. Glow Job is a daily moisturiser with bronzing beads in it to create radiance. I was slightly worried about the bronzing part of this product as I'm rather pale and I don't want to look orange! I think it definitely gives a nice glow and a bit of colour to the skin, and it smells like Terry's chocolate orange which is just amazing! Be wary that the bronzing beads are fully blended in though or you can look very streaky. Although I like this product I think it's one for the Summer months.

Obviously, I was hugely excited when I purchased the Ciate Mini Mani Month as my advent calendar last December. Since then, I've tried a few colours from the set and have been left a little disappointed. For a dark colour, it was far from opaque on the first coat, it needed 3 coats before I was happy with it. Not long afterwards it peeled off my nails - really not impressed considering it's from a 'high end' nail brand! My Barry M 'Navy' is much better.

I picked this up on a whim as I had one of those Boots points vouchers and I fancied a new lipstick. For only £1.99 I was pleasantly surprised! Nude lipsticks are a bit of a struggle so I don't want to pay out a lot for them just in case. It's a nice peachy nude on me which was just what I was looking for. It's moisturising but not overly shiny which is just great for me! It doesn't last a great deal of time but for under £2 I don't think I can complain!

Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think of them?

06 March 2013

Amara; Life, Style, Living

I thought I'd share with you a brand I've recently discovered, Amara.co.uk is an luxury online boutique focusing on life, style and living. I was asked if I'd like to review one of their products and after browsing their extensive range of products I jumped at the chance when I saw these Christian Lacroix notebooks. If you know me, you'll know I'm an avid fan of making lists (I'll make a list at least once a day!) so, a designer notebook with fashion illustrations on it is absolutely perfect for me!

I must admit, it is almost too nice to write in. It's definitely something I'll put special notes in and not just my day to day scribbles. The paper is as you would expect, lovely quality. Considering it's designer I think it's pretty well priced and if you take into account how much a notebook from WHSmith's might cost you nowadays.
Jean Paul Gaultier Cushion | Cath Kidston Towels | Christian Lacroix notebook | Pip Studio Teapot | Emma Bridgewater Pen | Mulberry Candle
I felt I had to share a few other things on Amara, (mainly the Mulberry candle!) Who knew Mulberry did a homeware? I think I'm going to have to make a small purchase... The Cath Kidston bath towels are another favourite and they're actually in the sale. 

I'd advise a look on Amara if you haven't before, especially with Mother's Day fast approaching! Is there anything you've got your eye on?

04 March 2013

Metal Mixer

Top & Bracelets: Topshop Sale | Jeans & Hairband: Primark | Necklace: Charity Shop | Bag: New Look Sale | Lipstick: MAC Creme Cup

Hey strangers! It's been a while. How have you all been? I'm feeling surprisingly positive today considering it's a Monday morning, but maybe that's because I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of my iPhone 5, eeeeek! 

I'm not one for mixing metals normally but I thought this outfit needed sprucing up a bit so I think it works. I also wore my silver studded boots which I'm sure you've all seen before!

I didn't realise until I began writing this post, this outfit is pretty purse friendly, I got a lot of these items in the January sales. I really love this top, I never even saw it when it was full price (not that I'd pay £38 for it anyway!) I love the split back and the way the crosses fade upwards. I'm also loving my £1.50 spiked Primarni hairband, I've wanted one for ages but I was scared of looking like the Statue of Liberty - this one is fairly subtle!

I've just linked the lipstick I'm wearing and still can't believe MAC lippies are £14! I remember them being about £11 a few years ago - such a rapid increase!

17 February 2013

Monochrome & Neon

I love the pops of neon going around at the moment, especially against a classic monochrome outfit so I thought I'd translate it into some nail art. Nice and appropriate for LFW! Have any of you attended any shows?

I always forget how much I like spotty nails! I went for a more imperfect dot on these ones, like the Topshop make-up packaging. 

Good night guys, hope you've had a good evening I'm currently catching up on the LFW shows I've missed today whilst I've been spending money shopping in London today.. Oh, what a fashionable day!

10 February 2013

January Fashion Favourites

Hi guys :) A few things I've been liking throughout January, and things I've been trying to resist spending my money on!
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We have the oh so stunning Cara Delevingne to thank for this little trend circling round at the moment. A lot of people fell in love with her Bart Simpson jumper when she wore it. I'm not really a fan of the Simpsons but I really do like this print!

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I think every shop related email I've had this year has had monochrome in it. It's monochrome madness! This trend has made me realise I seriously lack white clothing, I'd love to get a white blazer with black lapels - oh so chic! A monochrome outfit with red lips is the way forward.
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Hooray! It's not far off Spring which means an abundance of pastels! The first jumper is so pretty, I want it. I'm planning on starting a little pastel jumper collection :)
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Printed/slogan tops aren't anything new but I've seen so many I like recently! I've got some transfer paper ready and waiting on my eBay watch list and then I'm off to Primark next weekend to get some cheap tees, so watch out for a DIY post. Let's hope our ancient printer can behave!

What have been your favourite fashions this past month?

03 February 2013

Acrylic Make up Storage

Before Christmas, I decided to jump on the Acrylic storage bandwagon after finding this one for £7.34 (with free p&p too!) on Amazon which I thought wasn't too bad at all! I popped it on the Amazon wish list and before I knew it, there I was opening it on Christmas Day, thank you Mum ^_^
£7.34: Amazon
I'm actually really impressed by this! It holds a fair amount of my make up and makes it look all neat and tidy. I wasn't expecting it to be the greatest quality but it seems very sturdy, I lovee how sleek it looks as well. 

Have you done a make up storage post? I would LOVE to see it! Leave links below :)

30 January 2013

What Happened in January

Green photo, thanks Photobucket! | Christmas chocolates | Yes! | Become addicted to hot chocolate this month | Summing up 2012 | Braved the snow | Lush bath | Snow, yay! | More snow | Umm, more snow? | Leggings for snowy days | "I don't like snow! MEOOWWW!" | Horsey dress up ;) | My little pony | Abandoned bus | Bargain jeans
RIDE IT | Bunny lamp | Glitterz | Pinning | Curly girly | House of Holland | eBaying | Rubbish candle | Blog sale anyone? | Valentine's present | Upcoming post | Looking through old nights out pictures, haha!
Some of these pictures aren't in the right order for some odd reason, I'm sure you get the gist though! January really isn't the most exciting month, I always find it such an anti climax after all the Christmas cheer. Christmas seems like SO long ago! The snow was pretty exciting, although I might be alone in that statement! I enjoyed the January sales too but that's come to a stop as I'm now putting myself through one months spending ban. Going well so far, I'm a week in and have only spent a couple of quid.

January has included me becoming addicted to Pinterest, I can't stop! Leave your links below, my link is here. Also I really have loved blogging this month. It's so nice to interact with all of you and I've had some really lovely comments. Thank you so much! ♥

February should be a bit more of an exciting month, PANCAKE DAY! There's also LFW, it's my dream to attend one day! Are any of you going?

27 January 2013

Blog Love #2

I've been meaning to do another one of these posts for a while now and I thought what better time to do it - ahead of tonight's #bbloggers chat which I usually partake in on Twitter every Sunday night from 8. Tonight's topic is share the love :) So, here are some of my favourite blogs I've been reading recently.
Sam's blog is one I discovered more recently on one of the chats one night, ever since I've really been enjoying her blog. She takes some lovely photos and her most recent post features her business cards she made which I think came out really successfully!
I've been reading Lydia's blog for a fair amount of time now but I still can't get enough! Her outfits are just amazing and super stylish and she has the most incredible figure which will leave you green with envy! I'm currently lusting after her Bart Simpson jumper.
Jess is one of my little blogging buddies, so naturally I read her blog as well as watch her Youtube channel! I've currently really been enjoying the variety of posts she does, fashion, beauty, little DIYs, hauls and tags. 
Jess and Tash are besties in real life, so they pretty much come as a pair! I love Tash's blog layout, it's so cute. Her blog mainly consists of fashion and beauty with the odd haul throw in. Her Youtube channel is also really good, go and subscribe :)
Pasha's blog is another I discovered recently through the #bbloggers chats. Her outfits are amazing and she does some really great eBay posts. Got to love an eBay bargain! I'm currently drooling over her make up collection and storage in her latest post.

Have you discovered any new favourite blogs?

26 January 2013

Dixi: Sneak Peek

I've recently been spending a fair amount of time browsing Dixi, mainly looking at all their magical, pretty, sparkly rings and their dainty knuckle rings. Dixi sent me a preview of their new collection, arriving tomorrow - 27th January at about 10am (so not long to wait!) I just had to share a few of my favourite pieces with you :)
Everything above is brand new (except for the gold and silver knuckle rings, which are only £3 for both, bargain!) My favourite piece is the cross bangle, I love how simple it is yet it's also quite statement. I can envisage it with a black chunky knit and a pleather skirt! I also really love the two rings in the centre, below the jumper, I bet they have so much depth and sparkle to them in real life! The blue one would look amazing with anything galaxy.

One of the best things about Dixi are that many of their items are one off so you'll be sure to look unique! To see the full collection, visit shopdixi.com tomorrow at 10am, and if you fancy ordering anything I have a special bloggers code for you! For free UK shipping on orders over £15 enter: BLOGGERSDISC

I know what I'll be spending part of tomorrow doing :) Has anything caught your eye?

23 January 2013

Wish List #27

I haven't done a wish list for nearly 2 whole months! Shocker. Wish list numero 27 comes right after I decide it's time for a spending ban (where's the logic in that?!) I have holidays to pay for and clothes to buy for those holidays, oh and duty free! Is anybody else on a spending ban? How well are you doing?
Leggings | Rings | Top | Skirt | iPhone 5 | Shoes
I get so much wear out of my black skinny jeans, I've been looking for something similar but with a little extra. Since I got this skirt, I've really fallen in love with pleather detailing!

I've been looking for a boxy crop top and at first I wanted this one, but then I spied this mirrored cheetah one on the new in section on Topshop and decided this was definitely the one. Slightly reminiscent of the Katie Eary one too!

My little Samsung Tocco Lite celebrated it's 4th birthday recently and, although it's served me well and still is, I think it really is time to get a new phone! Hellooo iPhone 5. My iPad is crying out for a friend ;)

Shoes with bunnies on, what more do you need really? Sooo cute! 

What's on your wish list?

19 January 2013

Don't Try

Coat: Topshop Sale | Jumper: Topshop | Skirt: New Look | Scarf/Hood: River Island | Wellies: Harry Jo & Co | Necklace: Topshop Sale

I couldn't resist going out in the snow yesterday to snap some snowy outfit pics! They're not the greatest photos but there was not way I was hanging around outside for too long! I was also pretty worried my camera was going to get wet/snowy.. I need a little umbrella for it.. Do they even exist?! *Five minutes later* Yes, they do exist. They're kinda cute and kinda geeky!

Fellow bloggers will probably have experienced this, how annoying is it when you start to link all your clothes in an outfit post and find half of them in the sale (which you bought for full price!) If you like my wellies they're down to £20, haha. To be fair though I have had them for ages.

How have you all been enjoying the snow? We haven't had much but it's still managed to cause disruption. I wonder when the day will be when Britain will actually be able to deal with a few inches of snow! 

17 January 2013

Primark S/S '13 | My Picks

Quite amusing that I'm writing this post about Spring and Summer whilst it's something ridiculous like -3 outside! Brrrrr. I'm one of the few who is actually looking forward to the supposed snow tomorrow - embrace it, it only happens once a year! Anyway, I was hugely excited to see the latest Primark collection the other day so I thought I'd share some of my favourite pieces.
Those dungarees! Too cool. Really looking forward to browsing the £1 or £2 sunglasses in Primark this year, looks like there are some funky ones coming to stores. I'm also loving all the cute ankle socks! 
I can't wait to go and buy a new bag, I've been after the perfect black bag for ages and just look at these beauties!
Primark's S/S '13 accessories are looking particularly good - is that watch inspired by Chanel? All of this just makes me want to spend every weekend in Primark! My stand out pieces are the China print dresses, the studded bags and the sunglasses.

To see more from the collection see here and here.
What are your favourite pieces?