Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Skin Care Saviour

This product is not a secret, bloggers and vloggers everywhere have been praising this beacon of light for a long time now...but now it's my turn. Finally I have listened to the masses and joined in the La Roche-Posay "Effaclar Duo" team, and boy does it feel good to be on board!

Ever since turning 18 I have struggled with my skin (I know, great timing), which is why I was unbelievably delighted to get my mits on a product which actually showed results. Be warned, these results aren't immediate, which is always a bummer, but with a bit of dedication it's a sure winner.

It claims to be "corrective and unclogging anti-imperfection care". The consistency is quite like a watery lotion, and I use a pea size amount for each section of my face before moisturising in the evening. With the price tag of £15.50 from boots, and for the amount actually you receive compared to the amount required, I really do think that it's a bargain. For me, this is a new staple to my daily routine.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

x x x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Turquoise and Coral

Just a quick colourful look that I have been loving recently. Ok yes, not necessarily very seasonal, but that hasn't stopped me sporting this combo non stop! A really fun and playful look with minimal effort. I feel like the pop of turquoise and splash of orange makes it look slightly exotic, but perhaps that's just me!

The main element to this look I would have to say is the lips, and in this department Revlon truly conquered. To achieve the orange/red shade I used Revlon Balm Stain in Rendezvous to outline and fill the lips, and a swipe of Revlon lipgloss in "Kiss Me Coral". A colourful eyeliner is also such an easy yet effective way of bringing attention to the eyes.

While I 'm finding it difficult to shrug off those slightly nostaligic thoughts of the past Hot Summer (which is evident by this look!), I am also incredibly excited for Christmas!

I hope everyone's Christmas shopping is going well!

Products used:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent
Benefit Coralista
Revlon Super lustrous Lip Gloss in Kiss Me Coral
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous
Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner in 54 Bleu Clinquant
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

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Monday, 5 August 2013


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A camping party is a great time to relax and let off some steam. Whether it be bumming on the beach or foraging in the woods, this outfit is perfect for that laid back old school rocker feel which goes perfectly with the occasion.

The dominant part to this stylish and undeniably cool outfit is this vintage, baggy David Bowie vest. It alone provides the ultimate rocker and old school trend which is continuous throughout this look, and shows that you are really into some classic rock tunes. Partnered with these frayed, distressed denim shorts, it provides a worn in feel, which is casual yet very in this summer; spot on for lazing by the bonfire.

A pair of boots is an essential when dressing in old school fashion, and that is why we would wear these rocker, suede ankle boots with a slight heel; just enough to give you that height to show off your legs to their full advantage!

This bohemian style gold leaf hair band would look great with boho waves in the hair, and a spritz of sea spray. But then, where would we be without a pair of vintage sunglasses? Wearing brown instead of black, which may be a little too clean cut, creates a rustic vibe, and gives the brassy worn out effect which we are seeking.

The dead-on accessory to complete this look is this pair of silver cross earrings, which contrast with the gold leaf hair band. Together they allow that thrown together, effortlessly cool finish. It is the perfect outfit to wear to a chilled camping party, listening to a guitar by the bonfire. So go old school rocker this campout.

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Family Meal

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The monochrome look has been creeping its way back into fashion recently, and played a prominent role in many designers Autumn Winter collections this year, and quite understandably.  This is a bold trend which shows sophistication and Class, which is why it is perfect for a Family Meal out. This look takes timeless pieces which on their own are stylish, but when put together make a Classic combination. It also makes for a versatile outfit which can be worn on many different occasions.

The prime piece to this look is this elegant Cream dress. The reason why we have chosen a cream dress in place of white is that it softens the overall edginess to the look, smoothing out any harsh qualities and making it a more wearable choice. The knee length and high neck to the dress create a smart and neat cut which, when coupled with this Black blazer jacket, is kept youthful and edgy.

This angular Black patent handbag provides a modern piece to the entire outfit. Unusual and unique, it ties the look together, and provides yet another statement piece to this dramatic look. Finally, you can never go wrong with a pair of black heels for a family meal, and this choice only continues the Monochrome trend which has inspired this look.

The Monochrome trend is increasingly popular this Season, and this outfit shows you the perfect way to work it. The contrast of Black and White will always be a firm favourite, as it is sophisticated and elegant, which is why I would wear this to a Family Meal, or any other event which requires a Classic touch.

Have a great week everyone!

x x x

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Holiday Night Out

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It’s holiday season, and for most of us that means sun, tanning and cocktails by the beach! So you need an outfit that will be perfect for those summer nights in the Sun spent dancing the night away. Though we may not be from a country blessed with year round sunshine, this doesn’t mean we have to stick out as a tourist. Go Mediterranean this summer with this gorgeous Spanish inspired look.

A summer essential this year is this gorgeous deep Red crop top, which is bang on trend this holiday season. When matched with these stylish high waisted shorts you will be kept cool, and have all your curves accentuated. While these high waisted shorts are fun and playful, they are also sexy, and with the Crop top create a figure hugging outfit which matches the smouldering Mediterranean style.

Ditch your flip flops as it’s time for dancing, and heels are another essential for a Holiday night out. With the help of the high waisted shorts, they elongate your leg and show off your fabulous new tan. Gold and Red are always a winning combination and when this look is matched with this pair of gold Earrings and Brass cuff the seductive Spanish style is only enhanced.

Finally, this easy yet stylish brown leather handbag is all you will need to hold the lippy and mascara for your night on the strip. Worn over the shoulder, it adds that final oomph to the outfit which brings it all together. So go Mediterranean this Holiday night out with this Spanish inspired outfit, with Gold and Red tones which mimic the gorgeous Mediterranean Sunset. 

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Back to School Style

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School fashion can be a bit of a conundrum, different groups bringing different styles to the table, and not all of them necessarily being of your taste. So why not become your own trendsetter, bringing your own style to the equation? When better to do this than on arriving back your first day of School? This summer holiday gives you the perfect time to prepare for that day, and this outfit is a real alternative yet right on trend look to help you do so.

This Leather Jacket provides you with your first alternative piece to the look; Rock and Roll yet Classic, it is sure to make you stand out from the crowd this School year. Additionally, these right on trend Feather Earrings further the alternative style, Gold always looking gorgeous with Black, and provoking an Indie vibe.
A loose pale Pink top is smart and sophisticated, which is just what you want when heading off to School. When paired with these pale Blue Jeggings which balance out the looseness of the top, it creates a cool, casual effect.

What School outfit is complete without the mandatory School Shoes, which have quite recently, come storming back into style? These Classic Black Shoes encompass the Preppy yet outrageously alternative style, and are guaranteed to last you a lifetime. But most of all, an oversized Bag is essential for School, so do it in style with this Brown Leather Bag; a great size to hold all your belongings, while maintaining the Indie side which is subtly creeping its way back into Fashion.

This outfit doesn’t follow any certain trend, but brings a mish mash of alternative pieces together to create a preppy, yet alternative look. So don’t follow the trend, let the trend follow you.

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Be Bold This Birthday

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It’s your Birthday, and you can wear whatever you want! And this outfit completely embraces that. The first thing I’m sure you’ll all notice is this eye-catching, fiery Red dress. I would wear it not only because of the gorgeous cut, but also because Red exudes confidence, and that’s how every woman should feel every day; and what better day to remember this on than your Birthday?

This bold, vibrant Red Dress is sure to keep all eyes on you, and this is a day to enjoy it!  The fit is one which skims over any unwanted curves, while the Black Blazer accentuates your waist. Not only does the cut of the Blazer and Dress create the perfect combination, but the colour contrast makes for a very striking look.  With this in mind, there is no need for jewellery; the simple yet stunning colour of the dress speaks for itself.

As it’s your Birthday, and you have a beautiful dress showing off your glorious legs, a pair of heels can only contribute to the look. Keeping it simple, I added a pair of plain Black Shoe Boots and a Quilted, Patent Black Handbag (as all girls know, a purse is essential). This Handbag is a perfect way to pull the outfit together and a handy size to carry all your favourite Make Up and Purse. It can also easily be kept on your shoulder comfortably all day with its dainty Silver Chain.

The finished look is one which practically oozes confidence. The Black of the Boots, Purse and Blazer keeps the focus on the dress, while the Red of the dress keeps all the focus on you. Take this day to flaunt your stuff, it’s your day and you are the belle of the ball.

Have a great weekend everyone!

x x x