Saturday, 6 February 2016

Fashion: BIBA Chevron Faux Fur

Last week, I took the plunge and decided to buy the Olympus Pen E-PL7 (aka what every other blogger owns) and yesterday I took it out for a spin. I've also picked up the 45mm lens which I haven't used in these images, but there will be an outfit post next week with it. I can already see an amazing difference in the photo's from my previous compact system which was the Sony A5000 and also my Nikon DSLR. I'm not the best person when it comes to technology and camera but I'm learning! 
Caroline (who also joined the Olympus Pen family this week) and I had a little walk through the old town testing out our cameras. I wrapped myself up warm from the blustery wind in this chevron faux fur jacket from BIBA at House of Fraser. It's also no secret that I have been all about over the knee boots this A/W so I paired my jacket with my suede boots from DUO Boots (which has been re-branded as Ted&Muffy) - These are seriously gorgeous timeless boots and so comfortable! 

Bag - Chanel
Boots - DUO Boots / Ted & Muffy (Similar Pair Here

XOXO



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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Beauty: January 2016 Favourites

I nearly didn't do a January Favourites as I'm basically using everything from my 2015 favourites at the moment but there are a couple of new products I have been loving. The first being the Soap & Glory The Perfect Ten limited edition eyeshadow palette which I picked up in the Boots Christmas sales. I've not tried any Soap & Glory eyeshadows but this palette has seriously surprised me, at around £8 - I've used a lot of these shadows which are really pigmented and long lasting. I really am loving the shades Minky and Damsel
I've also been using a deluxe sample of Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and I have been loving it so I'm going to purchase a full-size one. The cream is really moisturising and one of the best I've ever tried. Kiehl's isn't a brand I've tried much of until I went to an in-store event last month. The midnight recovery oil is also amazing. 
Peaches & Cream is a brand I discovered at The Clothes Show in December and I bought a couple of products from their stall. One of the products was their Halo Highlighting Powder (which is currently half price online), this highlighter is super pigmented and I'm really impressed with it. I also bought a couple of pigments which are also pretty amazing. 
You might have seen my top ten lip products which featured Up The Amp by MAC*. Everyone loves a good MAC lipstick and Up The Amp is a gorgeous warm purple shade which isn't too in your face but a really pretty shade all the same. It's definitely something different to what I would usually wear but I absolutely love it. 
I really love Marc Jacobs fragrances, there isn't one that I don't like. When Fragrance Direct got in touch and sent me Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs* I was thrilled, it's one I haven't owned before but I'd smelt it numerous times in the beauty halls of different department stores. I do love a good floral and fruity scent and Daisy Dream is right down my alley and also the bottle is totally adorable. 
I really wanted to include this amazing mug from Truffle Shuffle from their new Little Miss Mugs, I've got the Little Miss Blogger mug which is so cute, they also have Little Miss Sassy, Selfie, Social Media and a few more! Another favourite for January is Pretty Little Liars, I'm so happy that it's back on our screens. So those are my January Favourites, quite a few items considering I wasn't going to do a post! 

What have you been loving recently? Have you tried any of these products?

XOXO


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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fashion: New Look Sportswear Range & What's In my Gym Bag?!

The weather has been slightly horrendous recently in England so outfit post's are becoming near impossible to shoot in between rain, hail and gale force winds. With that in mind on potentially the windiest day of the year (hence the crazy wild hair), I headed to the beach in some of  New Look's sportswear range.  
I've been really into going into the gym recently, I really want to get into shape for Summer and feel confident in a bikini. I really loving buying new sportswear to wear at the gym and It may sound a little stupid but having quite stylish clothing to wear to the gym motivates me to actually go and wear my new gear. I really love the new sportswear range at New Look which includes really fun slogan vest's, I was wearing the 'Must.Go.To.The.Gym' vest but it was a little chilly to wear on the seafront without my hoodie.  
What's In my Gym Bag? I don't take a great deal to the gym with me, as long as I have the four basic items of Ipod, Towel, Deodrant and water I'm good. A few little extra's I take so I don't come out looking like a total sweaty mess is a nude lipstick, my go-to is Peach Blossom by MAC. Also, a small rollerball perfume and my Tangle Teezer. If I'm wanting to do a little extra in my workout, I'll take boxing gloves and/or a jump rope. I love listening to music at the gym and I have to use proper headphones as earphones always fall out when I run, I've added my Spotify playlist for the gym - I'd love to know what you listen to!

What do you take to the gym? What are you currently listening to?

XOXO

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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Fashion: Best Looks from the SAG Awards 2016

Another week, another awards ceremony in Hollywood. Last night was the Screen Actor's Guild Awards honouring the best in film & TV. Of course, I was paying very close attention to what everyone was wearing, there was some really bold looks on the red carpet. Some were a little too wacky for my taste but there was some incredible looks. Kristen Wigg in a Roland Mouret jumpsuit stood out for me, along with award winner Alicia Vikander who dazzled in a sequined Louis Vuitton gown. I personally think Helen Mirren ALWAYS looks incredible but she looked extra amazing in this sparkly Jenny Packham dress.
Naomi Watts in Burberry // Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret // Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham // Anna Faris in Naeem Khan// Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton // Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Which look did you love? Who was your Best Dressed?

XOXO

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Valentines Gift Guide for Him & Her

With Valentine's Day just over Two weeks away, I thought I would put together a little gift guide for the special lady or gent in your life. I am currently obsessing over the limited edition diptyque candle which has just been released for Valentines. Kate Spade also has some insanely cute items perfect for Valentines, I especially  love the adorable iPhone case covered with pink hearts. Today saw the launch of  the  Barbour debut fragrances for him and her. They both sound lovely and I really like the sound of the women's one!

Whether you are looking to treat someone special in your life or just treat yourself, hopefully I've given you some ideas!
XOXO

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