Thursday, 26 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2013.❤

                                                                                                    Hey beauts,
I totally haven't blogged in forever. Yesterday I enjoyed such a wonderful Christmas at home. I absolutely loved everything and every time I think of the food my mouth just waters, NOM! I love seeing videos and posts on what everyone got for Christmas and I was honestly so pleased and grateful with everything I got that I thought I'd also take part and show you lovelies my gifts.


Alexa Chung - IT Book
As soon as Alexa released It I had been so desperate to get my hands on it but with me buying different Christmas presents I couldn't yet buy it. I am so very happy that Ally bought this for me as I am such a big fan of Alexa Chung and I've heard some really amazing things about it. Alexa is such a big fashion icon to me so I cannot wait to get stuck into this.

Perfume & Lindt Chocolate 
I love getting different perfumes for birthdays and Christmas. The precious woman one I received smells so amazing and has quite a vintage smell to it which I love. I really like experimenting with different perfumes and now that I've got quite a few it means that I can wear each on different occasions. Getting chocolate is always the best. I am a big fan of Lindt chocolates and I've already enjoyed a few this morning. I love when chocolate is acceptable to eat so early in the morning, haha.

Jewellery Box
I received this gorgeous jewellery box from my big sister which has already come in handy. I never have space to store the jewellery I own but now with this box I can definitely be much more organised and have everything in one place. She also then got me some lovely silver band rings which I adore then Ally got me the loveliest ring from Topshop. Next year I really want to just experiment more and I've been saying for quite sometime that I really want to start wearing more jewellery and I'm pleased I've got these goodies to help me get started.

H&M Bag 
I actually couldn't be anymore happier with this bag. Ally and my friend Sian did such a great job picking this out for me. When I go out taking a bag is a must for me but I've been wanting one that wasn't too big or too small and this one is such the perfect size. It looks smaller in these pictures but it is so spacious and every time I go out this bad boy will be coming with me. I've decided to name her Carrie after Carrie Bradshaw. ;) If anyone's watched it this bag will be my bag like Carrie's from The Carrie Diaries just except I won't be splattering paint all over it.

Cat Necklace
I've mentioned it a lot of times but I freakin' love me some cats. This Topshop necklace was actually made for me. I want to start wearing more shirts and I think this will go so well tucked underneath a collar. My sisters really did such a great job at picking jewellery for me this year. I also tried it on yesterday and I love where it comes up to on me. It isn't too high by my neck.

Clothesminded Monochrome Boots & Topshop Snake Effect Boots
Finally, I couldn't believe my eyes when I received not one but two pairs of boots from Ally. I had been eyeing up these Clothesminded boots for ages as I'd seen really similar boots to these on different sites. I absolutely love anything monochrome and I own quite a lot of black clothes which I think these boots will go so well with. I always love the boots Topshop bring out and I'm really happy with these ones. I've never actually owned any snakeskin boots before so I'm really looking forward to styling these ones up.

I really did enjoy Christmas. I enjoyed seeing the look on everyone's faces when they opened up the gifts I got them. Christmas will always be my favourite time of year. Thanks a lot to my lovely mum, sisters and niece for an epic day. If you want to see some of the gifts I got Ally then make sure to head over to her blog and check out her latest post! :) Now it's time to start thinking about the new year and all those resolutions...!


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Jumper Challenge❤

                                                                                                     Hey lovelies,
I haven't posted in nearly a month. I've missed blogging so much but college deadlines have well and truly taken over (even though I am yet to actually get started on the work..Ha). I can't wait for the Christmas break next week and I am too excited for Christmas. Today's post is actually a Christmassy one. 

Christmas Jumper - c/o George At Asda/ Skirt - Asos/ Boots - New Look

I got the chance take part in a Blogger's Christmas Jumper Challenge with Talented Talkers and got to pick out a Christmas jumper from George at Asda. I think it was definitely one of the hardest decisions I've made in a long time, haha. I eventually picked out this super cosy and cute jumper from the men's section. I always find in anywhere I shop that I love shopping in both the men and women's sections. George have a whole range of Christmas Jumpers in so many great designs and in lots of different sizes.

I decided to pair my jumper with my favourite mustard skirt from Asos. It goes so well with the majority of the clothes I own. I think the colours work great together. I absolutely love the design on the jumper and that's definitely what made me pick it out. It's simple but super Christmassy and it's a jumper I know I'll pull out every year and wear. It's quite oversized but I do prefer my jumpers like this so you get that extra warmth. I also just had to add a red lip and I don't think it looks too much with the outfit.

What's your favourite Christmas jumper?



Saturday, 7 December 2013

Guest Post // In Association With George.

Christmas Eve Present Ideas
 There are some Christmas traditions that you will have retained from your own childhood, and some which you have created yourselves and added to the season. Choosing the tree, decorating the house and watching Christmas films are all just as much a part of getting into the spirit as the actual day and gifts. One great tradition that many people have is opening one present on Christmas Eve. Families do this to get little ones excited about the day ahead and to go to bed dreaming of magical things, couples and friends may do this just because they can’t wait and this helps tide them over until the next morning. Whatever your reasoning, make sure you chose your Eve gifts wisely. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

Sleepwear
There is little better in the world than getting all snuggly on a winter evening, shutting out the world and just chilling out; except maybe doing all of that, but on Christmas Eve. Why not treat your loved one to some new pyjamas or a onesie from George to get really cosy in the night before, and you’ll have the added bonus of waking up in brand new PJs on Christmas morning. This is a great one for adults and kids alike; you’ll soon be hurrying to bed to wait for Santa, and in no rush to get dressed on Christmas day.

Bath Goodies
Christmas day is wonderful, but it can be a little stressful. Give someone the gift of relaxation this Christmas Eve with some nice smellies or bath products so they can unwind before the main event. There are tonnes of Christmas themed products too if you want to help them get into the festive mood, so go and have a good sniff of what’s available and find something which reminds you of Christmas.

Tipple
Treat someone with the Christmas Eve tipple of their choice, after all, what better excuse is there than Christmas? Wrap a bottle of their favourite wine or spirit ready to crack open with a mince pie whilst doing the last of the wrapping. Or for kids or non-drinkers there are some fab hot chocolate kits with mugs, marshmallows, stirrers and everything you need, ready for them to enjoy before turning in on Christmas Eve.

Book or Film
Traditions are what you make of them, and they need to be about the whole experience rather than just the present or they become mechanical and stale. Why not wrap a Christmassy film for everyone to watch together, or if you have kids a book like the Night Before Christmas will go down well as a pre-Christmas gift and could soon become a big part of your Christmas Eve preparations.

Christmas Eve presents needn’t be lavish or expensive and they are really just a token and a teaser about what’s to come the next day. Find something you know the recipient will love, wrap it beautifully and pop it under the tree in anticipation of the festivities to come.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Butlers Bingo!


              Hey lovelies,
Having been 18 for quite sometime now (but still forever feeling like a 12 year old, ha) there's quite a bundle of things on my list to try out. One of those being playing bingo, I've always wanted to hang out with some friends and have a crack at bingo. I got introduced to online bingo site Butlers Bingo which I was super excited to try out. There's so much to do on the site from Bingo to the Casino.

Registering up to the site was hassle free and in no time I was deciding on where I'd head first. All new members get £10 free no deposit bingo game credits, which is great as you can have a little tester beforehand and if you enjoy then you can put a deposit of money down.

*It's easy to see your balances and how to make a deposit.*

I had a go at the slots as I was feeling lucky but unfortunately didn't manage to get three matches in a row (damn lemons!!).

I decided to then try my luck at bingo. 
It's 10p per bingo ticket which is more than reasonably priced. I joined in and was instantly greeted by some of the lovely people in the online chat which was really nice. There was a countdown going on from around 3 minutes which counted down how long you had to purchase your tickets. On my first go I decided to just go for 2 tickets and the one I was in was a 90 ball bingo so there was lots of chances for you to hopefully get a win. You could get a win from getting all your numbers on 1 line or getting all your numbers on 2 and obviously if you got a full house. To my surprise, I managed to get all my numbers on 2 lines and won £4.30, whoop. ^__^  It's currently gone down to £1.33 after more bingo ticket purchases and another slot machine.

Bingo was definitely my favourite to take part in. All in all I'd highly recommend Butlers Bingo for anyone (18+) wanting to have some fun online. I honestly enjoyed myself a lot. I won't become a gambling addict but this most definitely won't be my last time playing Bingo on the site. ;) Once you've signed up it isn't hard to work out where you want to head to next!

Have you ever tried online bingo?


                                                                                  

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

OOTD: I'm Kind Of Over Getting Told To Throw My Hands Up In The Air.❤

                                                                                                        Hey beauts,
I haven't done an outfit post in ages and can you believe we're in November already? eek, the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on. Has anyone else seen the Coke advert too? it's really starting to get cold here and all I seem to wear is skirts and tights, ha. I need to get my hands on more jumpers. They forever keep me warm.

Skater Dress -eBay/ Cardigan - c/o Taking Shape/ Flatforms - Topshop (via next2nowt)

I absolutely love finding bargains on eBay. I can honestly say the majority of the clothes in my wardrobe are either from charity shops or eBay. Since we're now practically in party season with all the festive events and parties to look forward to, I knew I needed to get started on stocking up on dresses. I got this one on eBay for only £5.49. I love skater dresses and how they get you in the right places without being too figure hugging. There were a bundle of colours to choose from but I decided to go with red as it's always the perfect colour to choose around this season.

Taking Shape is currently launching stores on UK high streets as well as launching online too. Their motto is 'Celebrate Your Curves' which I love. They sell sizes from 14-26. Whether you're looking for something for work, an evening out, something casual to wear or even accessories then you're more than likely to find something perfect. I kindly got to pick something from the site and I went for their Valentino Cardigan which I couldn't be more pleased with. The dark purple and black together is what attracted me to it. It fits me perfectly and is so warm and snuggly. The colours make it great to easily dress up and down. You can't see them that well but a few weeks ago I got these gorgeous flatforms from next2nowt which are originally from Topshop. I am still currently debating whether I want to keep them or sell them but I think I'll most probably keep them as flatforms are great for the summer.

Are you loving knitwear at the moment?

Song In Title: Lorde - Team.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sk:n Clinics!

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                             Hey lovelies,
Today's post is a little bit of a different one. Sk:n has been about for over 20 years and offers quite a lot of different treatments at really reasonable prices. In the future I'd be more than willing to give some of the treatments they offer a go. There are a variety of treatments to suit everyone from skin tightening to laser treatment for acne.

The skin peels they offer is where they use non-toxic chemical solution on the skin to revitalise and reduce any damage to it from things such as too much sun. It's pretty much similar to exfoliating the skin but just a bit different. They offer a variety of different skins peels such acne skin peels for acne treatment. To get the best results it can take anything from 2-4 treatments to see the best results.

They offer laser treatment for different areas. From eyebrows to sideburns. I'd definitely consider getting laser treatment one day as it would be easier than shaving or waxing so often. You can book consultations on the Sk:n website if you want to find out what would be the best laser treatment for you and generally find out more information. 

I know quite a bit about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and one in ten women will suffer from it. It can affect quite a lot things and I know you can get quite a lot more hair in different areas than people who don't suffer from PCOS and this can obviously affect anyone's confidence. As there isn't a cure, it's great that there are a lot of treatments out there for anyone who suffers with it.

Would you consider getting any treatments done?


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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Review: Barry M - Plum Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Polish.

                                                                                                           Hey beauts,
I haven't blogged in forever and having no internet last week has meant blogging has had to go on hold. I can't wait to write up all my winter posts soon. This week I've already started buying Christmas presents, eek! anyone else started the big Xmas shopping yet? 
                                                                                 
 Barry M Plum Hi-Shine Polish - Superdrug £3.99

I got this polish quite a few weeks ago in Superdrug when Barry M products were on a 3 for 2 offer. I picked up two other polishes that I'll be featuring in my top 5 polishes for winter post. The Hi-Shine polishes have been out for quite sometime now and I've read so many reviews on them so I was eager to pick a bottle up myself. I decided to go for this gorgeous plum shade as it's perfect for autumn and winter and I always find myself applying darker shades to my nails at this time of year. I am definitely a big fan of Barry M and it definitely was their different range of nail polishes that first attracted me to them and still to this day I've always loved the applying process with each of their polishes. The first coat went on superbly, I'd say 1-2 coats is just right. Now is around about the time when I love stocking up on different nail polishes and this Hi-Shine Gelly is perfect to add to my ever growing collection of polishes.

Have you purchased any new nail polishes recently? what nail colours are you loving at the minute?


                                                             

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Guest Post: Ladies suits: the most flattering silhouettes for each shape!

Dressing for the office is a potential minefield - look too casual and you risk appearing unprofessional, look too formal and you appear overly straight-laced. Luckily ladies' suits now come in many shapes, sizes and styles, and with our helpful guide it's easier than ever to determine the right option for your figure.

Hourglass

A Marilyn Monroe-esque hourglass figure is probably the most coveted of all. Fitted waists are the key to enhancing this super-feminine shape, so opt for a high waisted pencil skirt and team with a simple shirt in one block colour. Bold shades are a great way to insert some fun into your work wear while still keeping it formal. If you'd rather opt for trousers, go for a wide legged high waisted pair to emphasise your curvy hips.

Apple

If you're an apple shape, you should aim to show off your lovely legs and bum. Choose suits that will draw the eye away from the waistline: A-line skirts, trousers with slightly flared legs and dresses with detail at the hem and neckline are all great options for the office. Structured jackets are perfect for apples, as they make your slender shoulders a focal point.  

Pear

The pretty pear shape is the UK's most common silhouette. Invest in an on-trend ladies jacket with padded shoulders which will help to balance out small upper bodies and slim waists, but make sure that it cuts off before the hip line. Team with trousers in dark colours and brightly patterned tops to draw the eye up toward your slim torso. As for skirts A-lines do wonders, skimming over larger hips and thighs and helping to define your waist.

Slender 

If you haven't got many curves you can create them with your clothes. Choose skirts that will add volume with pleats, frills and ruffles, and team with a fitted jacket which will show off your petite frame and add definition to little waists.


Whatever your shape there's a style to make you look professional and feel great - it's just a case of finding the one that 'suits'! 


Monday, 21 October 2013

OOTN: You Better Work Bitch.❤

                                                                                              Hey lovelies,
Half term is coming up and this week I am barely in college so that means I can properly start posting again. Yay! this is my first ever outfit of the night post, there will definitely be lots more to come. I've been 18 for around 7 months now and I finally got my I.D. So me, Ally + some friends decided to go out and damn did we have a good night. I literally had so much fun partying the night away and seeing so many old faces. 

Dress - ASOS/ Necklace - New Look (Ally's)/ Boots - New Look 

I've had this dress for quite a while now and I've worn it on a few occasions before. It's definitely one of my favourite go-to dresses as it is plain black and it means I can really accessories with it. It has got a really nice elasticated waist which also makes it easy for me to it either make it long or short. It reminds me a lot of this T-shirt dress which is also from New Look. There is such a good selection of New Look dresses. I've got my eye on the burgundy colour. Ally kindly let me borrow her new statement necklace from New Look which I think couldn't have looked any better with it. I decided to wear my boots which are also from New Look, (I am New Look cray cray) with it too and the necklace matched with it as they both have bits of gold on them.

This wasn't actually my original outfit. I decided to buy a new outfit so bought this yellow dress that I thought would look really nice but just hated the way it looked then decided to buy another dress that came on the same day I was going out but when it turned up it was a completely different dress. Gutted. Luckily though I managed to pull this outfit together really last minute and I am actually really glad that I really liked it. Dresses are my favourite to wear on a night out.

What do you like to wear on a night?

Song In Title: Britney Spears - Work Bitch.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Review: Exante Diet.

                                                                                                              Hey beauts,
A few weeks ago, I was sent some great food and shakes so I could try the Exante Diet for a week. I am pretty skeptical when it comes to things on losing weight but I have to say I really enjoyed trying this out. :)
  
Exante Diet; 1 Week Taster Pack

On the Exante Diet website they give you three different plans that you can follow. These include the total solutions plan, the working solution's plan and the one I went for which was the simple solution's plan which allows you to add in your own meals with the Exante products.

I much preferred it this way as it meant I could really mix and match and add in some of my own meals. For instance on Friday's I always have a really early start at college and there really isn't time to make porridge so instead I had a banana and then had my own lunch but made the pasta carbonara for dinner. This worked out so much easier for me as I wouldn't be able to have all Exante products everyday.

I really enjoyed the nutrition bars as they were quite filing and were such a nice little snack to have in between. My favourite definitely had to be the chocolate orange one. These bars were great because I could take them out with me and they made a great little snack for college.

All the dinners were really easy to make and I loved the soups. Especially since it has been really rainy and cold in London. Soup is my absolute favourite in the Autumn! 

Overall, I generally really enjoyed trying the Exante Diet for a week. It was so nice to try something different and I loved the mix of everything. You can buy a one week taster pack on the Exante website and you can also buy each individual product too! 

Have you ever tried the Exante Diet?


Monday, 14 October 2013

PacSun - Kendall & Kylie Wishlist + Coupons.

                                                                                            Hey lovelies,
Kendall & Kylie Jenner are definitely in my top five fashion inspirations. They always look gorgeous and don't even get me started on their figures! like a lot of other people, I was super excited when they first announced their collection with PacSun and they've since gone on to design more for them. I've put together a little wishlist of a few of my favourite things from their collection.

PacSun Kendall & Kylie Wishlist.
                                          1.) Dropped Shoulder Hi Low Fleece
I may not be in Kalifornia.. (I love how they've put a K in) but I definitely need this fleece. It looks really nice and thin and would be great to wear for those less chilly days. I love the black on the shoulders. This would be great to wear with some leggings, especially on those days where you want to look casual but stylish at the same time.

I've said on here so many times that I want to start wearing beanies.. I am yet to purchase my first one but I've got my eyes on this beaut one. I love the shade of blue. I also want to start wearing my hair out, instead of having it up all the time.

I love the selection of beanies available in the Kendall & Kylie collection. I love how this says angel on it and the fact that it's white makes it even better. Anything white just reminds me of Christmas.

Is it okay to describe this as delicious? I am so in love with this and I love how it has been styled on the model on the site. The fact that it's low at the back means it'll be great to wear with leggings without exposing those 1D knickers.. ;) I'd definitely pair it with some disco pants and wedges for a night out.

My obsession for boots has become very unhealthy recently.. I generally wear boots everyday. I really love boots with cut outs and not only does this pair but I really like the leopard print at the back it just jazzes it up a bit more instead of being so plain.

I know summer has come and passed already but I saw a picture of Kendall wearing these and they instantly had to go on my wishlist. Round frames are the best and I always fall in love with them. Sun or no sun I'd definitely still wear these now. ;)

TeenScreen is a site that features Instagram favourites of the week to lots of fashion posts such as trend alerts. Also on the site they have PacSun coupons and offers such as save 15% on orders of $50 dollars or more and plus you can get free shipping on top of that with the discount codes provided on the site. PacSun have some amazing things on the site and I think to be able to use coupon codes makes shopping on PacSun even more great. If you like something from my wishlist or want to order something from the PacSun website then I'd suggest having a look at the PacSun coupons and saving yourself a bit of money.

What's your favourite thing on my wishlist and will you be purchasing from PacSun?


Friday, 11 October 2013

New In: New Look Chunky Cut Out Buckle Ankle Boots.❤

                                                                                                Hey beauts,
I am currently listening to Miley Cyrus' new album Bangerz on repeat. I literally cannot get enough of it, SO good! I just wanted to do a little post to show you all my new babies that I recently purchased!

Black Chunky Cut Out Buckle Ankle Boots - New Look £29.99

When writing up my Autumn/Winter wishlist I knew instantly that I really wanted a pair of chunky boots. I'd seen so many options and styles that I was really drawn to. I really loved the look of the Jeffery Campbell Coltrane but just couldn't spend that much on them. Not long ago a lot of people were tweeting about these boots and saying they were dupes of the coltrane and to my surprise, they looked really similar. Just as I wanted to buy them, they had sold out in store and online and only selected sizes came back in stock. I was so happy last week when I saw that size 7's were available. I decided to quickly order them before they went out of stock again and I was lucky enough to get a bit of money off them too with student discount and click and collect in store is fantastic!

They arrived in store on Wednesday and I've fallen in love with them. I have to say though that I felt as if they were a little bit tight putting them on but they fit like a dream once your foot is in. Of course new footwear takes a while to break into. I decided to wear them to college today and while walking to the bus stop I think I slipped on these little apples (darn apples!!) and managed to fall on the floor and grazed my leg *cry cry* It was so embarrassing, especially because someone saw me but they were so nice to reverse and ask if I was okay. Ally was a babe too and helped me up and cleaned my leg for me. My tights got ripped from it but it looked quite awesome, quite grungy which I like! the buckles have quite a few scratches on them from my fall but they are still in great condition. I'll definitely be getting a lot of wear out of them. They sell out really fast on the site but luckily all sizes are currently back in stock so make sure you snap these bad boys up before they go out of stock again. 

What do you think of my boots? do you own a pair?



Monday, 7 October 2013

OOTD: Cause I'm Coming At You Like A Dark Horse.❤

                                                                                                          Hey lovelies,
I haven't blogged in nearly two weeks and I've missed it so much. *sad face emoji* I just didn't want to put up a quick random post. I've just been so busy with college at the moment, everything is so hectic and don't even get me started on lighting issues. Anyone got any suggestions for some good cheap lighting.. Perhaps from eBay? anyway, I'm hoping to start blogging regularly again. I'm glad to be back with an outfit post. Yay!

T-shirt - c/o Be Unrivalled/ Jeggings - Fashion World/ Cardigan - Primark/ Flatforms - eBay

I came across new up and coming brand Be Unrivalled on Twitter and was kindly given the opportunity to review one of their t-shirts. I chose to go for their glow in festival t-shirt that I have absolutely fallen in love with. I know it's from the men's section but I just couldn't help myself. I am so in love with the design of it as it reminds me of some of the festivals and concerts I've been to when you're having such a good time with your hands in the air. The designs of their t-shirts is definitely what attracts me and I have to say I can't say that about a lot of other brands nowadays. Their slogan is "Art is not just for walls" and you can most definitely tell they stand by that with the cool and unique t-shirts on offer on their site. Not to mention, their t-shirts are SUPER soft and they feel so amazing. Their t-shirts range from £21-£23 which is so inexpensive. They're currently working on their next range which I am too excited to see. ^__^ I am such a big fan of t-shirts.

I decided to style my t-shirt with my new jeggings from fashion world. I really wanted to pair it with a skirt but then that would have been taking away from the design. I want to start wearing these jeggings more instead of skirts! I really want to also start jazzing up my style a bit more and I could definitely see myself wearing this t-shirt with some cool printed trousers. Lastly, I won a bid on these gorgeous flatforms on eBay and couldn't be any happier with them. I have been wearing them around my house a bit and I'm hoping that when I eventually wear them outside they'll be easy to walk in and not make me fall flat on my face. ;)

What do you think of my t-shirt? make sure to check out the Be Unrivalled site.

Song In Title: Katy Perry ft Juicy J - Dark Horse.


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