Wednesday, 15 April 2015

I am literally all over the weather at the minute. It's so nice to finish work and be able to enjoy the sunshine as it's still light gone eight o'clock these days! I'm of course also loving all the summer trends that are slowly making their way into stores. being  a visual I get to have a first look at some of  H&M's up and coming trends. I'm off to a meeting friday where I'll get to see all the up and coming campaigns which i can't wait for! I was kindly gifted this stunning playsuit by BOOHOO, who are celectrating the launch of the stunning plus size collection by Nadia Aboulhosn, There are so many stunning piece's in the collection. 


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Yves Rocher is one of them brands that I discovered and instantly fell in love with. While I've only really given their skincare a go, when I was asked if I wanted to try out their new make up collection, I couldn't wait to trial the beautiful piece's. I'm especially in love with the stunning gold palette. The packaging is eye catching and beautiful. The shades that are revealed inside are light pastel green's and a dark forrest green, along with a light stone shade that's perfect for a smokey eye base. I'm also in love with my two favourite beauty products. Mascara and eye liner. These two are a product I will wear daily, so to find the right one it takes a lot to please me. Although I can say Yves rocher have  out done themselves, by producing these amazing products that do exactly what I need. The mascara, with a brush, that grabs at my lashes and allows them to widen my eyes. Then the Eye Liner. I use to use still style of liner before, and completely forgot how easy and simple it was to use. 

I'm still yet to play around with the shades but once I've created a look, i'll be sure to share the look. 


Friday, 3 April 2015

I've recently gone back to my old ways of loving the black and grey. Despite summer slowly making it's way to us, I'm finding myself leaning more towards the darker shades than the brighter shades. However I need to get my head into the summer mode as I've finally booked a holiday! I've been lusting for some sun for a while now. So, finally me and my friend took the plunge and just booked one. This has resulted in me having 8 weeks to buy a bikini, and lots of holiday clothes. 
While on the hunt for some holiday clothes I checked out my old favourites and even came across some new retailers. I managed to find Simon's is a website that has a wide range of stock for both men and women, along with a wide range of collections from high end designers. I couldn't get enough of the range of items and brands they have available! 


Monday, 30 March 2015

It's only over the past few years that Prom's in the UK have become more and more popular. Leading to it being a tradition when you hit year 11 in school. I couldn't wait for prom, I'd been obsessed with american lifestyle forever. So to have one of their traditions come to the UK was exciting and a great excuse to get dressed up and celebrate the last 5 years of GCSE's and pulling through with the rest of my year. 
My favourite memory from prom has to be the preparation and planning of my whole look. I decided to go for a very 'Hollywood Glamour' style. After making it my theme in my GCSE Textiles course work I ended up taking the trend into my own prom outfit. I loved going on a hunt for my dress, searching everywhere for that perfect dress, that hopefully no one else would have. It's amazing how many different styles and colours there is available. It's a shock it didn't take me much longer to find my dress. The endless "what you wearing to prom?" every lunch time never got boring when you wanted to be nosey and get ideas from where to hunt down a good dress. In the end I ended picking up my dress in TK MAXX. It was perfect, everything I could of wanted and more. Of course it's not all about the dress. Nails, hair, fake tan it all needed to be done. I got my nails done the day before. back then I use to never wear acrylics to this was an extra treat in my eyes. Then on the day two hours before I made my way to hairdressers to have my hair styled into the perfect wavy hollywood side pin up. 

So despite all the other amazing memories from prom, picking out my outfit and getting to get all dolled up and fancy for one night with all my friends was one of the best memories for me. What was yours from prom? 


Sunday, 29 March 2015


The Bomber jacket is quickly becoming a wardrobe staple for everyone. While they were originally for pilots their now a everyday jacket to everyone. I first found my love for a bomber jacket when I stopped the Topshop one, while the Topshop one has a more girly look. Can you honestly say it's worth £55? After deciding to not be silly and pay the £55 I had a hunt on old Ebay after remembering I'd ordered my dad one not too long a go. I then scrolled on this Bomber for only £12.50! the material and pocket detailing is exact to the Topshop, with the added original style of the orange lining. I did end up ordering mine in a L, however I would recommend sizing down as they are much larger than what I expected. But let's face it girl's trends come and go. 


Friday, 27 March 2015

It's rare I'll wear much jewellery these days. With work starting so early the last thing I'm thinking about is what bracelets and necklaces to throw on. However with rings they are simple and easy to slip on and wear all the time. I'd heard a bit about Karen Millen's collection but never realised she did jewellery. When I was having a browse I realised how beautiful and much I loved every piece in her collection, isn't it great when you find a new designer you just love? This beautiful ring from Karen Millen, has become my everyday ring that add's instant sparkles to my fingers. The ring is so simple yet very effective with the sprinkle of crystals. 


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

So we've hit that "oh it's quite nice today ain't it" then "bloody hell it's freezing again" stage. Oh the joys. I've been struggling with dressing ready for summer, and wrapping up ready for snow. While it's  always a bit of hit and miss you can't go wrong with a simple, casual, monochrome outfit fit for when the weather slightly gets a little warmer. 
Boohoo have a great selection of items online at the moment, I have my eye on quite a few of their dresses! While boohoo has a wide range I can't get over the prices sometimes. It's like the online version of Primark, however let's be fair and say the quality is better than Primark. I did end up picking out these two piece's. For some more causal throw on get the looks. Grey is becoming my new favourite colour at the minute. It's such a great colour to add a range of textures and other colours into for the person spring/summer outfit. I've then also been after a flowing throw on and go coat like this for quite a while. At £30 the coat is a total steal. 


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Have you ever seen such a dreamy two-piece before? This was one of them buys where it just got added to my basket and I just brought it. I didn't need to question if I'd actually wear it at any point in my life, I just needed it. With the top being £12.99 and the shorts being £14.99 the set is also a complete bargain! I love everything about it and I can't wait to wear it out on my next night out! 
Now I'm back expect lots of outfit posts again! I spent the whole of yesterday shooting and replying to my emails. I'll also be a little brave and start taking them on my lunch break at work! Hereford is such a pretty town! 


Thursday, 12 March 2015

On Mother's day and Father's day it's all about showing how grateful you are to your loved ones for all the amazing work they've done over the years. What better way to say 'Thank You' than to by pampering your mom. This year at The Body Shop They've brought out some right old treats for your old mom. So you can treat her just like a Queen! 
The Body Shop were kind enough to send me one of their Limited Edition Mother's Day Boxes. To give my verdict  on. One thing I love to do is to trial out new skincare, so I jumped at the chance. I have to admit I've been a little lazy the past few months while I've been living out of a suitcase. 
The collection is perfect for the ultimate skincare routine. I would describe the smell as a mild soapy smell. Something that reminds me of my childhood and my older relatives. But still a oh so fresh and warming smell for waking up to, and falling asleep to. 
My favourite products from he collection have to be the 'Vitamin E Eyes Cube' this is a product I'd never even heard of before; but has made it's way into my daily skincare routine. I've also taken a very huge liking tot he moisturiser. Oh wow does this thing make you smell like a soapy fresh baby's bum but also make you extremely smooth to the touch. 

If you're still looking for a mothers day present, or even just fancy treating a friend why not try the Vitamin E collection?

(disclaimer | the following items were sent to me for my consideration, no other compensation was received) 


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

I think it's safe to say we are well over due a good old catch up. The past few months have been so manic, stressful and different for me. So I thought I'd sit down and get you all caught up with me and what's been happening and what's to come. 
WORK LIFE | work has been the main reason my blog has really taken a hit the past month. However I did try for you guys to get outfits shot by putting my camera in a cup balanced on a ironing board. (didn't turn out well haha)  This week is my last week in Nottingham (yaaaaaaay) I've been here for the past two months, finishing off my training and helping with the refit of the store. The store is looking beautiful already, and I can't wait to come back and shop the Home collection. It's also made me so happy that I'll be going to a store that's already pretty and new. But I'm officially no-longer a trainee Visual Merchandiser but a fully trained on with my own store. It's definitely been a hard journey to get to where I am now.  Sometimes you need to take the negative to produce the positive to prove the rest wrong. Now I've finished my training and experienced the routines of a larger store, compared to Telford I am definitely re-thinking what's next for me. 
HOME LIFE & FRIENDS | Living away from home for the first time, not knowing anyone has been a real struggle for me. But having a supportive family and friends has been so great. I made sure to make good use of my weekends and to spend them with my family as much as possible. But of course a cheeky night out had to happen where I let my hair down a little too much. 
HAIR | not breaking news but I thought I'd pop a mention in as my hair is something I'm considering drastically changing soon. I have to admit going back dark is something I'm itching to do, although I always end up wanting to go blonde. I have completely left my hair alone now for a while but I'm really feeling the Kylie Jenner Blue hair. 
TRAVELING | I've decided I need to go on holiday this year, and definitely start saving to go traveling for in the next few years. I love history and exploring new places. So it's time to start planning. 
TRENDS | I'm really feeling the current hippy/60's trend thats cropping up on the high street. I'll be working on H&M's next ladies rehang tomorrow which is so on point for the trend. However Im not feeling the wide leg trousers just yet. 


Monday, 2 March 2015

While Kylie Jenner's lips have slightly gotten a little out of control, we have all been lusting over her perfect nude lips. She has defiantly started a trend, in which we no long reach for our red lipstick. I tend to lean more towards lipsticks that are my lip shade, but better. This can then become a staple piece to your daily make up look. Here are just three of my favourite nude's which I've been wearing the past few months. 
TAUPE | I don't usually go for matte lipsticks, which my lips being naturally big they do tend to dry out and get very dull instantly. Especially in the colder months. However the Taupe shade is so on point and perfect for everyday wear. It's a very subtle shade, not being a dark nude and not being a light nude either. 
CREME IN YOUR COFFEE | I have to say this shade is my ultimate true lip smacking soul mate. I literally couldn't of found a more perfect suiting shade for my lips. With it's cream-sheen texture the product sits perfectly on my lips for my daily wear. It's not the most long lasting lipstick but it's become my daily lips to throw on and go. 
JUBILEE | This is my most recent mac lipstick purchase. I actually got recommended this one after another lipstick was sold out. I swear overtime I find a shade recently it's sold out. However I have to admit this shade was exactly what I was after. I recently brought the Maybelline Colour Drama in 'Nude Perfection' This also instantly become a fast daily product for me. However it is very drying so I found it to dry out my lips. I did however find Jubilee which is the perfect match. 


Tuesday, 24 February 2015


There's no secret that I have a little obsession with little black boots. When these came into work last week, then we were told about getting three items for 50% off, well it was meant to be wasn't it? I have to admit these boots are slightly different as they have a wooden heel, which i thought may be hard to pull off. Actually the wooden heel/sole makes the boot. The heel also isn't too high which makes them the perfect height and style for everyday wear! 
I will apologise for the style of these photo's my camera was actually in a cup on a ironing board to take these photo's. OH THE GLAMOUR. Living out of a suitcase is hard however I made a few online purchases which i managed to pick up from home at the weekend. I'm trying to keep my sass levels high while I'm away but it is proving a challenge.