Friday, 3 July 2015

Fashion: Boohoo French Blogger Style Swap

I was recently contacted by Boohoo.com to take part in a blogger style swap which was pretty exciting. I was paired with a french blogger and we picked each other's outfits, I was quite nervous to see what was chosen for me but I ended up loving the whole look. 
My French blogger whom I was paired with that Julie from http://lepetitmondedejulie.net/, She has an amazing wardrobe and can't wait to see her in the outfit I chose for her! When the Boohoo package arrived it was like Christmas, Everything from bags, shoes and accessories had been thought about and I particularly loved the fedora and the matching white accessories. It's the perfect outfit for a dinner date and without the heels, the dress can be worn throughout the day in a casual style. 
Dress* // Jacket* // Bag* // Shoes* // Necklace* // Fedora* - All c/o Boohoo
I'd like to thank Boohoo for letting me be apart of the Blogger Style Swap, It's something completely different to what I've done through blogging and I really enjoyed styling Julie and can't wait to see her look! Don't forget I have a little giveaway going on here and it's ending very soon! 

XOXO

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Beauty: June Favourites

Apologies for not posting in a while but I've just got back after a few days in Spain! It was such a lovely break and I'm sure I'll do a blog post on it as we actually visited Barcelona too! I'm now trying to get back on top of blogging whilst enjoying this British heatwave too. 
I can't believe it is July already, I thought I'd do my beauty favourites today as I always forget to do it every month. Although I haven't bought many new products recently, I've started to use a lot of different items that I already own. 
Naked 2 Basics Palette // Mac Eyeshadow in All That Glitters // Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum // Victoria's Secret Body Mist in Love Spell // Rodial Glamstick in Psycho
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in Vanilla - This foundation has been overlooked for a while but recently I've been loving it. It gives great coverage and stays on the skin really well. I really like that this a gel foundation and looks quite dewy but I really like that.
Mac Eyeshadow in All That Glitters - I do love a shimmer eyeshadow, this is not too over the top and such a beautiful shade. It wasn't what I was expecting as it was a lot more pinkier than expected. It's now become a staple item to my eyeshadow collection.
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette - I have had this for ages and haven't got round to using it. As I said before, I do love shimmer shadows but this palette provides fabulous matte shadows which are perfect for bases. I have been using 'Stark' everyday as a base and the darker shades in the crease.
Rodial Glamstick in Psycho* - I was kindly sent this at the beginning of the month and as I've never any Rodial make-up I was interested to see what the Glamsticks would be like. I ended up loving them and this one in Psycho is a gorgeous bright coral which looks amazing in the Summer sun. The Glamsticks are very moisturising which I love and the packaging is so sleek!
Victoria's Secret Body Mist in Love Spell - I had been eyeing this up for awhile and when Victoria's Secret did a student event with 20% I jumped and bought it. They are around £13 full price but totally worth it. Love Spell is just incredible and smells of a mix of cherry blossom and peach! 

What are your beauty favourites this month?

XOXO


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Monday, 29 June 2015

Lifestyle: Life's Best Little Indulgences

Everyone needs a little treat or indulgence once in a while, don’t they? The word indulgence often makes us think of doing something expensive; a one-off treat that is too luxurious to indulge in often. But some of the best treats are often inexpensive and easy to arrange. Here are the top 7 (small) indulgences that you can treat yourself to this summer:

Turn off your phone
This shouldn’t be an indulgence, but unfortunately in this day and age, switching off to the world is an indulgence. Knowing that you are free from any online responsibilities, administrative or personal allows you the space and time to actually enjoy the activities that *are* considered indulgences. So first thing’s first: switch off your phone.
Treat yourself to a wine deal
Everything in moderation is a great mantra – and never has it been quite so accurate when it comes to wine. Having a glass of wine at the end of a tough work day, or to toast a dinner with a loved one, or get a little giggly over lunch with your girlfriends is one of life’s best indulgences. However, buying a bottle of £5.00 grog is probably not going to be a treat so much as an anaesthetic. Look out for wine deals; retailers like Tesco often have great bargains on excellent wine, so you can treat yourself properly by sipping on a smooth glass of your favourite red, white or rosé.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
With more customers searching for organic, home-grown products, the number of farmer’s food markets has increased. Because you’re not paying for store overheads, farmer’s markets are great for picking up unusual, delicious foods at a fraction of the cost. Treat yourself to some exotic fruit, fancy cheeses, fresh baked breads and cured meats.
Organise a picnic
It’s summer, and eating food and getting together with your friends is a given. And if you’re stocked up on the aforementioned wine and farmer’s market goods, there’s no better way to put those to use by packing a blanket, some sunscreen and some portable speakers and finding a green space to enjoy the summer weather while it lasts.
Bargain shopping
A little retail therapy can go a long way, but it’s not much of a relaxing treat if you’re elbowing your way through Saturday crowds. Instead, avoid the busy shopping areas and rummage through some vintage clothes stores, where you can find some unique pieces that no one else will have this summer. Take your girlfriends and make a day of it, and you’ll find yourself a bargain without breaking the bank.
Give yourself a pedicure
Everyone loves getting beauty treatments, and come the warmer weather, getting a pedicure can really make you feel ready for the summer. Doing a pedicure at home is easier than you think, and can be really soothing after a long day.
Buff your heels and soles, then fill a bowl with warm water and soak your feet for around 10 mins. Use a foot scrub to banish the last of the dead skin, cut your toe nails, file them and then moisturize your feet with a peppermint lotion. Choose your favourite nail polish, and voila! Your feet will be ready for those summer sandals.
Take a bath
It’s rare that you’ll opt for a bath over a shower when you’ve got places to be and people to see, but running a bath, popping in some bath salts, or some bubbles and taking the time out of your day to have a bath can soothe muscles, reduce stress and boost your sense of wellbeing.
So that’s it, a list of indulgences you can treat yourself with over this summer season. Take care of yourself, and enjoy!
This is a guest post - Image by Brendan DeBrincat used under the Creative Commons license.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Fashion: Designer Handbag Wishlist

It's not a secret that I do love my handbags, I must have over 100 in total which is quite shameful. This wishlist is what handbags I would buy if I won the lottery or money was no object. The list is actually a whole lot longer, I'm forever on the Selfridges website window shopping all the big labels such as Prada, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Mulberry and more! 
Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag
Givenchy Antigona Leather Tote
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel
Valentino Rockstud Clutch
Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag
Mulberry Alexa Satchel 

If you won the lottery what would you buy? Also, What is your ultimate dream handbag?

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