Thursday, 21 September 2017

SHOWING MY SMART SIDE


MY STYLE IS DIVERSE. THERE IS NO WAY OF GETTING AROUND THAT. RECENTLY I HAVE NOT BEEN DRESSING SMART, I HAVE BEEN LOVING LAID BACK JUMPERS, BOOTS. ACTUALLY, SAYING THAT MY LAST OUTFIT I UPLOADED ON HERE WAS RATHER SMART. I REALLY DO DRESS TO MY MOOD AND HOW I FEEL THAT DAY. SO THIS MORNING I MUST HAVE BEEN FEELING LIKE AN OFFICE WORKER ON A MISSION TO LOOK SMART, TRENDY AND LIKE I MEAN SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS!

THIS COAT IS JUST AMAZING. I AM SO HAPPY THAT I CAN NOW START BRINGING OUT THE COATS. ME AND COATS, WELL I LOVE THEM PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN MY WARDROBE. THEY COMPLETE AN OUTFIT, JUST LIKE A BAG DOES WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY I OWN SO MANY OF BOTH OF THEM. I MEAN, IF YOU THINK OF IT YOU CAN BE WEARING A SUPER ELEGANT OUTFIT, AND THEN YOU THROW ON A JACKET THAT DOES NOT TIE IN WITH THE REST OF THE LOOK AND THAT IS IT. OUTFIT RUINED!!!!! WELL THAT IS MY OPINION ANYWAY! SO WHEN I SPOTTED THIS LITTLE NUMBER A FEW MONTHS AGO AT BICESTER I JUST KNEW IT WOULD COME IN SO HANDY FOR DAYS WHERE I WANT TO LOOK LIKE I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING. GIRLS GOT TO WING IT RIGHT? 

THIS COAT IS JUST ONE OF THOSE TIMELESS PIECES THAT IS ALWAYS GOING TO LOOK EFFORTLESS AND IN STYLE. THOSE ITEMS IN MY OPINION ARE PRICELESS AS IN YEARS TO COME YOU WILL STILL BE PULLING THEM OUT AND RECEIVING COMPLIMENTS. IT IS TAILORED BEAUTIFULLY, FITS LIKE A GLOVE, THE LENGTH IS PERFECT ON ME, THE NECKLINE IS TO DIE FOR WHETHER IT IS DONE UP OR UN DONE, OH AND JUST LOOK AT THAT COLOUR. YES!!! 



THE COLOUR OF THIS JACKET GOES PERFECTLY WITH MY NEW BOOTS. BOOTS ARE MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WINTER, THEY ALLOW YOU TO WEAR HEELS IN THE DAY WITHOUT LOOKING SUPER GLAMMED UP AND DRESSED TO THE NINES. I LOVE WEARING HEELS, BEING SHORT MEANS I NEED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ANYTHING THAT IS GOING TO MAKE ME LOOK TALLER, AND THEREFORE SLIMMER- WELL WE HOPE!

THESE PARTICULAR BOOTS ARE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST COMFORTABLE PAIRS OF BOOTS I OWN. THE HEEL HEIGHT IS PERFECT, I AM IN LOVE WITH A POINTY TOE AT THE MOMENT- SO ELONGATING, AND THE COLOUR, WELL NOW THAT IS GOING TO GO WITH EVERYTHING!

I THEN JUST OPTED FOR MY LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 35 IN DAMINER AZUR CANVAS THE SAME COLOUR WAY AS THE JACKET AND COAT, SO IT TIES IN PERFECTLY. THIS BAG ALSO ALLOWS ME TO CARRY AROUND THE KITCHEN SINK, SO PERFECT FOR SHOPPING, RATHER THAN PAYING 5P HERE, 5P THERE FOR CARRIER BAGS. SEE ANOTHER REASON TO BUY A LARGE HANDBAG. HANG ON THOUGH, WHY IS IT US WOMEN DO THAT? I SWEAR I PACK FOR ALL EVENTUALITIES, ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS EXCEPT THE ONE I AM GOING TO BE DEALING WITH. WHY IS THAT? THIS BAG I HAVE TO SAY ALLOWS ME TO DO THAT WITH EASE AS I CAN LITERALLY CARRY AROUND EVERYTHING I NEED, DO NOT NEED AND EVERYONE ELSES WHO I AM WITH "OH JUST PUT THIS IN YOUR BAG" ITEMS. INVESTING IN A GOOD DESIGNER BAG TO ME IS THE BEST INVESTMENT, ANY LOOK INSTANTLY LOOKS MORE EXPENSIVE WHEN YOU HAVE A BIT OF DESIGNER ARM CANDY COMPLETING THE LOOK. 



TO FINISH THE LOOK I WENT SUPER BASIC. THIS RUFFLE NECK LONG SLEEVE TOP IS FROM PRIMARK A FEW YEARS AGO. THESE BASIC JUMPERS ARE PERFECT TO THROW ON AS A LAYERING PIECE OR ON THERE OWN. GOT TO LOVE THOSE ITEMS. INFACT I HAVE THIS JUMPER IN A FEW COLOURS. WELL WHEN SOMETHING IS SO CHEAP AND LOOKS GREAT, THEN WHY NOT. WELL THAT'S WHAT I SAY! WOMANS LOGIC, I MAY THINK SO! 

THEN TO FINISH OFF. LEVIS SUPER HIGH WAISTED JEANS. LOVE THESE BAD BOYS. THEY HAVE MY BACK, THEY PULL ME IN, SINCH ME IN AND LOOK AFTER ME IN ALL THE PLACES I NEED LOOKING AFTER! PLUS THE DARK WASH NEXT TO THE LIGHT WHITE OF THE JUMPER REALLY CONTRASTS AND GIVES A DEPTH TO THE WHOLE LOOK.

WHY IS IT WHENEVER YOU HAVE SOMETHING PLANNED THE WEATHER IS AWFUL? WHY WHY WHY? SO THAT IS WHY MY HAIR IS UP. I WANTED SOFT WAVES, BUT NO THEY WERE GOING TO GET DESTROYED IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS WITH THESE SPORADIC SHOWERS WE ARE HAVING AT THE MOMENT. SO HAIR UP IT WAS. I LOVE THIS HAIR UP LOOK THOUGH AND THE FACT IT TAKES A MATTER OF MINUTES TO DO MAKES IT EVEN BETTER IN MY OPINION. PLUS IT IS ALL OUT OF YOUR FACE IF THE WIND DECIDES TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE TOO. 



OUTFIT LINKS:

JACKET- REISS (FROM BICESTER VILLAGE)
JUMPER- PRIMARK
NECKLACE- CHANEL

Thursday, 14 September 2017

DOUBLE TROUBLE BUBBLE PEP START


I AM SO LUCKY TO GET INVITED TO SO MANY AMAZING EVENTS AND THIS WAS MOST CERTAINLY ONE OF THEM. WHEN JARROLDS IN NORWICH INVITE YOU TO AN EVENT YOU JUST KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS AND MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A CELEBRITY FOR THE DAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CLINIQUE GIRLS ARE INVOLVED. THESE GIRLS KNOW HOW TO MAKE AN EVENT AND TO GET YOUR BEAUTY JUICES FLOWING WITH THE UP AND COMING AND EXCITING LAUNCHES! THIS WAS NO EXCEPTION!!

CLINIQUE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BRAND I HAVE TRUSTED WHEN IT COMES TO SKINCARE, MY FIRST EVER "PROPER" MAKE UP PRODUCT WAS A CLINIQUE FOUNDATION, I REMEMBER FEELING SO GROWN UP BUYING IT AND WALKING AROUND NORWICH WITH MY FIRST ITEM OF MAKE UP. NOW SOMETIMES WHEN I BUY MAKE UP I DON'T EVEN THINK OF IT AND SOMETIMES BEGRUDGE SPENDING MONEY ON IT AS IT HAS JUST BECOME MY NORM.. ISN'T IT FUNNY HOW THAT HAPPENS! 

I HAVE BECOME ADDICITED TO MAKE UP AND SKINCARE AS I HAVE GOT OLDER AND LOVE TRYING OUT NEW THINGS FROM BRANDS THAT ARE BEING LAUNCHED, BUT OF COURSE I HAVE MY OLD FAVES THAT I USE ALL THE TIME. I HAVE TO SAY THOUGH WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WOULD WEAR ONE BRAND AND ONE BRAND ONLY, WHEREAS NOW I LOVE TO MIX IT UP, I LOVE TO USE A COMBINATION OF BRANDS, PRODUCTS AND TEXTURES TO ACHIEVE THAT (HOPEFULLY) YOUTHFUL, DEWY AND SELFIE READY SKIN. 


JARROLD KINDLY INVITED ME ALONG TO THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW PEP START BUBBLE MASK WHICH WASN'T GOING TO LAUNCH FOR ANOTHER 10 DAYS AT THE TIME, HOW LUCKY WAS I!

BUBBLE MASKS HAVE BEEN ALL OVER INSTAGRAM FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW AND ALL BEAUTY BLOGGERS HAVE BEEN GOING MAD FOR THEM SINCE THEY STARTED COMING OVER FROM JAPAN. EVERYTHING SLIGHTLY WACKY ALWAYS TENDS TO COME FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD! BUT I WAS YET TO TRY ONE SO WHEN CLINIQUE EMAILED ME TELLING ME ABOUT THE LATEST LAUNCH OF A BUBBLE MASK AND I COULD NOT WAIT TO TRY IT AS CLINIQUE PRODUCTS ARE AMAZING AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED YET. 

THIS BUBBLE MASK IS PART OF THE PEP START RANGE WHICH IS AIMED AT GIVING YOUR SKIN ALL THE INGREDIENTS AND QUICK FIXES TO GET US SELFIE READY ALL YEAR ROUND, NOW WHO WOULD NOT LOVE THAT? I MEAN WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE, "QUICK LETS TAKE A SELFIE- "ERM... MY SKINS A BIT AWFUL.. WE NEED TO USE PIMPLE ERASER, PHOTOSHOP, FILTERS". ALL THIS BEFORE THE PHOTO HAS EVEN SEEN THE LIGHT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, SO WHEN A RANGE OF PRODUCTS ARE GOING TO ELIMINATE ALL OF THOSE INSECURITIES AND ISSUES AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SAVE US TIME SO WE CAN HAVE MORE FUN THEN WHY NOT JUMP ALL OVER THAT LIKE AN EXCITED LITTLE KID ON A TRAMPOLINE! 

INTERESTING FACT I LEARNT AT THE LAUNCH... ARE YOU READY?

THE AVERAGE 30 YEAR OLD TAKES MORE PHOTOS IN ONE DAY THAN HER MUM DOES IN A YEAR... 

THIS GOT ME THINKING, AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY TRUE. MY MUM NEVER EVER TAKES PHOTOS, EVER! SAYING THAT THE FIRST AND LAST SELFIE SHE EVER TOOK WAS AT A ROD STEWART CONCERT AND HIS WIFE PHOTOBOMBED THE PHOTO, SO I HAVE TO ADMIT IT, THE GIRL HAS GOT SOME SKILLS! 

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO REGULAR EVERY DAY PHOTOS, IT IS ALWAYS ME PESTERING HER. WHICH GOT ME THINKING, MAYBE SHE IS NOT AS CONFIDENT IN HER SKIN DUE TO HER LACK OF SKINCARE KNOWLEDGE AT A YOUNG AGE, OR ARE WE JUST A SELFIE DRIVEN VEIN NATION? SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!




THIS BUBBLE MASK COMES IN A TUBE PACKAGING, MAKING IT SO EASY TO PUT INTO YOUR MAKE UP OR TOILETRY BAG PERFECT FOR HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS AWAY. RANT COMING..... DON'T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN YOU BUY NEW PRODUCTS AND THEY COME IN THE LARGEST PACKAGING AND CONTAINERS SO THAT WHEN YOU GO AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND OR THE WEEK ON HOLIDAY YOU HAVE TO GET OUT THOSE CLEAR CONTAINERS AND DECANT.. WHY DO THEY DO THAT! 

THE MASK COMES AS A PINK GEL FORMULATION, YES I AM SOLD ALREADY. AS SOON AS ONE OF THE CLINIQUE GIRLS APPLIED IT TO MY HAND I WAS LIKE YES. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. IT IS GOING TO IMPROVE MY SKINS APPEARANCE, MAKE ME GLOW AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IT IS PINK, OKAY WHERE DO I SIGN UP?!!! 

APPLICATION: YOU APPLY THE MASK ALL OVER THE FACE  TO FRESHLY CLEANSED SKIN AND THEN MASSAGE THE MASK FOR A FEW MOMENTS AND THEN YOU WAIT UNTIL THE BUBBLES ARE RELEASED!!!!!

THE BUBBLES APPEAR AS IF FROM NOWHERE. IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU LEAVE THE MASK ON FOR JUST TWO MINUTES, YES TWO MINUTES TO ALLOW IT TO HELP REMOVE OILS, DIRT AND DEBRIS FROM THE SKIN AND CAN BE APPLIED 2-3 TIMES A WEEK. I HAVE HEARD IT IS A HIGHLY ADDICTIVE PRODUCT AND ONCE YOU'VE STARTED BUBBLING YOU CAN'T STOP. ONCE THIS MASK IS THEN REMOVED IT REVEALS THE PERFECT CANVAS FOR MAKE UP APPLICATION ALONG WITH A NEW GLOWY TEXTURE AND RADIANCE THAT IS TO NOW BE DISCOVERED, GIVING THE SKIN A REAL PICK ME UP! THE FACT IT CAN ALSO BE USED ON ALL SKIN TYPES MEANS IT WOULD ALSO MAKE AN AMAZING GIFT FOR ALL OF YOUR GIRL FRIENDS FOR THERE BIRTHDAYS AND DARE I SAY IT.. CHRISTMAS?

I HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, I LOVE A GOOD PAMPER AND NORMALLY SET ASIDE ONE OR TWO NIGHTS A WEEK WHERE I GIVE MY SKIN A REAL GOOD PAMPER AND TAN (NO HONESTLY, I AM REALLY THIS BROWN ALL YEAR ROUND, I'VE JUST BEEN TO ST TROPEZ AT THE WEEKEND) SO I WILL BE USING THE MASK ON THOSE EVENINGS FOR SURE AND THE FACT THAT BUBBLES APPEAR ON MY FACE IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A LITTLE KID HAVING A BUBBLE BATH ALL OVER AGAIN. 

I LOVE A GOOD PAMPER AND YOUR SKIN NEEDS IT AND MOST CERTAINLY THANKS YOU FOR IT AFTERWARDS. IT IS LIKE A VALET  FOR YOUR BODY, YOU NEED TO REMOVE ALL THOSE OLD PARTS BY EXFOLIATING, FILL IN THE GAPS AND SCRAPES WITH MOISTURISERS AND CLEANSERS AND TONERS AND THEN YOU HAVE TO WASH AND POLISH, BY APPLYING MAKE UP AND PUTTING THOSE FINISHING TOUCHES AND EXTRA SPARKLES. GOT TO KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR STANDARDS HIGH, WELL THAT IS MY LOGIC. 






LIKE ALL CLINIQUE EVENTS IN JARROLDS WE WERE ALL TREATED TO THE MOST AMAZING FOOD. THE THEME FOR THIS EVENT WAS BUBBLES AND WOW WERE THERE BUBBLES EVERYWHERE. AND I MEAN EVERYWHERE!!!!

 CHAMPAGNE JELLY, WHITE CHOCOLATE BUBBLES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATES AND SWEETS, CHOCOLATE CAKES WITH AERO BUBBLES. THEY HAD REALLY GONE ALL OUT AND WE WERE ALL SO THANKFUL, AND LIKE TRUE BLOGGERS INSTANTLY COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT THE CAMERAS AND START GETTING THE SHOTS FOR INSTAGRAM. PEOPLE MUST THINK WE ARE MAD AND DO NOT GET OUT ALOT THAT AS SOON AS FOOD IS IN FRONT OF US, WE DON'T EAT IT, WE TAKE PHOTOS OF IT!

THE CHEF THERE CREATES THE MOST AMAZING TREATS AND DELIGHTS I HAVE EVER TRIED, RECENTLY DISCOVERING I AM DAIRY INTOLERANT IT WAS A REAL TEST OF RESTRAINT NOT DIVING IN AND ENJOYING ALL OF THESE GOODIES, BUT ALL THE OTHER GIRLS JUMPED IN AND WERE CONSTANTLY TELLING ME JUST HOW AMAZING IT ALL TASTED. I DID HAVE THE FRUIT BOWLS THOUGH AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS, I COULD HAVE JUST EATEN 3 OR 4 OF THOSE, THEY WERE AMAZING! 

HOW BEAUTIFUL DOES IT ALL LOOK THOUGH? IT WAS LIKE A SHOWSTOPPER OFF OF THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF. PLEASE MAKE A SHOWSTOPPER WITH THE THEME OF BUBBLES.. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. ACTUALLY, LOOKING AT IT ALL NOW I COULD SO EASILY DIVE BACK IN AGAIN. IT WAS ALL THE YUMMIEST THINGS ALL ROLLED INTO ONE AND PRESENTED SO BEAUTIFULLY.







THANK YOU YET AGAIN CLINIQUE FOR INVITING ME TO YET ANOTHER AMAZING EVENT TO WHICH I HAD THE MOST AMAZING TIME. YOU GIRLS REALLY DO KNOW HOW TO PLAN AN EVENT RIGHT DOWN TO THE FINAL DETAILS. AS SOON AS I GOT HOME I COULDN'T WAIT TO TAKE MY MAKE UP OFF AND TO TRY OUT THIS MASK, AND I CAN TELL YOU I LOVED IT. MY SKIN FELT SO DEWY AND RADIANT ONCE IT WAS REMOVED AND MY MAKE UP THIS MORNING WENT ON LIKE A DREAM. I CAN NOT WAIT TO USE IT AGAIN LATER IN THE WEEK. MOST CERTAINLY MY NEW FAVOURITE FACE MASK. NEXT MISSION IS TO GET MY MUM JUST AS ADDICTED SO SHE TAKES SO MORE PHOTOS! 


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Friday, 8 September 2017

JAMES VIANA NECKLACE REVIEW



JEWELLERY AND GIRLS ARE BEST FRIENDS RIGHT? I AM A MAGPIE. FULLY FLEDGED, SELF CONFESSED MAGPIE THAT LOVES ALL THINGS SPARKLY, EYE CATCHING AND ATTENTION GRABBING. SO WHEN I GET CONTACTED BY JEWELLERY BRANDS WANTING ME TO REVIEW THERE AMAZING PIECES. HELL TO THE YES. 


JEWELLERY IS SUCH A SIMPLE ACCESORRY THAT CAN INSTANTLY ADD THE WOW FACTOR TO YOUR OUTFIT. THESE SIMPLE ADDITIONS ALSO ALLOW YOU TO PUT A LITTLE PERSONAL STAMP ON THINGS AND MAKE YOUR OUTFIT THAT LITTLE BIT MORE UNIQUE. I LOVE BEING UNIQUE AND ADDING ACCESSORIES SUCH AS BAGS, BELTS AND JEWELLERY IS A SURE FIRE WAY OF PUTTING THE LAST PIECE OF THE JIGSAW TOGETHER. 

STATEMENT JEWELLERY HAS BEEN ON TREND FOR SEASON AFTER SEASON, BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST WANT THAT SMALL FINISHING TOUCH TO COMPLETE A LOOK THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE BOLD AND AT THE FOREFRONT, YOU ARE AFTER A SIMPLE DELICATE ITEM THAT CAN BE WORN FROM DAY TO NIGHT, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT JAMES VIANA LONDON SENT ME. 


THIS NECKLACE IS THE "JAMES VIANA .925 STERLING SILVER PENDANT STUD WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA GEMSTONES". IT IS SIMPLE, YET ELEGANT AND PERFECT LIKE I SAID FOR WEARING OF AN EVENING AGAINST YOUR SKIN WITH AN OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS. BUT THEN WILL ALSO BE PERFECT TO BE WORN DURING THE DAYTIME OVER A KNITTED JUMPER TO ADD A LITTLE INJECTION OF PERSONALITY AND ANOTHER LAYER TO THE LOOK. 

EACH ITEM OF THE COLLECTION JAMES VIANA CREATES INCLUDES THE PUREST OF SILVER THAT IS HALLMARKED BY THE LONDON ASSAY OFFICE WHICH VALIDATES THE FINENESS OF THE METAL, MEANING YOU REALLY KNOW YOU ARE BUYING A QUALITY ITEM THAT IS GOING TO LAST AND LOOK STUNNING WHETHER YOU BUY IT AS A PRESENT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A TREAT FOR SOMEONE ELSE FOR A BIRTHDAY OR SPECIAL OCCASION. ANOTHER GREAT THING IS THAT ALL THE GEMSTONES ARE ETHICALLY SOURCED. IT IS ALWAYS SO SELF ASSURING WHEN YOU BUY ITEMS KNOWING THEY HAVE COME FROM A GOOD SOURCE AND THAT THE COMPANY YOU ARE BUYING INTO REALLY LOOKS AFTER AND CARES ABOUT ITS SOURING LOCATIONS FOR IT'S BEAUTIFULLY HANDCRAFTED DESIGNS THAT ARE INDIVIDUALLY MADE WITH LOVE AND DEDICATION TO CREATING SOME SHOW STOPPING ITEMS.  

THEY ALSO HAVE A MISSION TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NOT ONLY TO LOOK AND FEEL GREAT WEARING THERE PRODUCTS BUT TO ALSO FEEL BEAUTIFUL. WHICH IS WHY FOR EVERY ITEM SOLD ON THEIR ONLINE STORE THEY SHARE 10% OF THE PROFITS WITH CHARITIES THAT WORK FOR CAUSES FOR WOMAN. HOW AMAZING? I AM A STRONG BELIEVER IN WOMAN HELPING WOMAN. WE SHOULD ALL BE EACH OTHERS BIGGEST CHEERLEADERS IN MY OPINION AND RAISE EACH OTHER UP AT ANY GIVEN OPPORTUNITY. SHINE LIGHT ON EACH OTHER AND IN RETURN LIGHT WILL COME SHINING BACK ONTO YOU. SO THIS TO ME IS A HUGE SELLING POINT AS NO ONE GENUINELY KNOWS WHAT EACH OTHER ARE GOING THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS SO IF YOU CAN HELP SOMEONE GOING THROUGH A TOUGH TIME TO MAKE THERE DAY A LITTLE BIT EASIER THEN WHY WOULDN'T YOU?



I LOVE THE THIN AND DELICATE CHAIN ON THIS NECKLACE THE MOST AS WHEN IT IS WORN OVER THE TOP OF A KNITTED JUMPER IT LOOKS SO CHIC AND EFFORTLESS. THE RED GEMSTONES ARE SO EYE CATCHING TOO AND MAKE AN OTHERWISE SIMPLE DESIGN A LITTLE BIT EXTRA. I LOVE RED AND IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE COLOURS, WITH THE HEART DESIGNED PENDANT THE RED GEMSTONES TIE IN PERFECTLY AS RED IS THE COLOUR OF LOVE. THE STONES ARE DELICATE AND THE GRADUATED SIZE MAKES FOR A REAL SHOW STOPPING PIECE OF JEWELLERY I AM SURE EVERY GIRL WOULD LOVE TO OWN IN HER JEWELLERY BOX. 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR A GIRLFRIEND OR FRIEND THEN THIS WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT GIFT, DARE I EVEN SAY FOR CHRISTMAS.. YES I JUST DROPPED THE C BOMB! I HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE CODE FOR ALL MY FOLLOWERS AND READERS OF 20% OFF WHEN YOU ENTER CODE "JVBO20%" AT CHECKOUT WHICH IS VALID UNTIL THE 31ST OF DECEMBER. 

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

THE FIRST AUTUMNAL LOOK OF THE YEAR


THE LEAVES ARE STARTING TO TURN BROWN.
IT STARTS TO GET COOLER.
DAYS GET SHORTER.
TIME TO START LAYERING.

YES! MY FIRST AUTUMNAL OUTFIT HAS BEEN WORN. AUTUMN IS MY FAVOURITE SEASON WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER THAT IT IS NOW GETTING COOLER AND I CAN START WEARING MY HATS, CHUNKY KNITTED JUMPERS AND BOOTS AGAIN. IF I WAS A SEASON AUTUMN WOULD BE ME. 

IT IS JUST SO COSY, COMFORTABLE AND YOU CAN LAYER, WHICH IS MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO DRESSING AS IT ALLOWS YOU TO PUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STAMP ON YOUR LOOK BY LAYERING COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PRINTS ALL TOGETHER TO CREATE AN EFFORTLESS YET CHIC LOOK THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM AT THE SAME TIME. THERE IS SOMETHING SO EFFORTLESS ABOUT LAYERING A CHUNKY KNITTED JUMPER, BASIC BLACK JEANS AND PAIR OF HEELED BOOTS, NOT FORGETTING THE HAT. HATS ARE MY JAM. ME AND HATS GO TOGETHER LIKE JAM ON TOAST. IN MY OPINION NO AUTUMN OR WINTER OUTFIT IS COMPLETE AND FINISHED WITHOUT A HAT. IT IS LIKE THE CHERRY ON THE TOP. CAN YOU TELL IT IS NEARLY LUNCHTIME. FOOD ON THE BRAIN!



THIS CHUNKY KNITWEAR IN THE MOST AMAZING NEUTRAL CREAM TONE IS FROM TOPSHOP. TOPSHOP KNITWEAR FOR ME ALWAYS FITS TO PERFECTION, AND THE ROLL NECK. WELL YOU ALL KNOW MY FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS WHEN IT COMES TO A ROLL NECK. I THINK THIS JUMPER LOOKS EFFORTLESSLY AND SOPHISTICATED, PERFECT FOR THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE DRESSING LIKE A LADY AND MAKING THE MOST OF YOURSELF. I LOVE THE LAID BACK SHOULDERS TOO, THEY CREATE A REALLY SLOUCHY FEEL TO THE JUMPER MAKING IT EVEN MORE COMFORTABLE AND THIS ALSO ALLOWS IT TO FALL EFFORTLESSLY ON THE SHOULDERS, GIVING A REALLY LAID BACK BIT OF SASS. I MEAN, IMAGINE THIS JUMPER WITH A PAIR OF BLACK LEGGINGS, OVERSIZED DENIM JACKET AND FRESH WHITE TRAINERS FOR A PAIRED DOWN LOOK. OH. MY GOD. MAKING THIS JUMPER THE EPITAMY OF VERSATILITY. 

TO KEEP THE NEUTRAL TONES RUNNING THROUGH THE LOOK I THEN WENT FOR MY NEW BOOTS. AREN'T THESE JUST BEAUTIFUL. POINTY TOES, JUST OVER THE ANKLE, NEUTRAL COLOUR, AND MOST OF ALL REALLY COMFORTABLE. I LOVE WEARING HEELED BOOTS IN THE COOLER MONTHS, WELL HEELS IN GENERAL BUT I FEEL YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH WEARING THEM MORE IN THE WINTER MONTHS DURING THE DAY. WHEN I WEAR HEELS I FEEL LIKE I HAVE GOT MY LIFE TOGETHER, I WALK BETTER, I STAND TALLER AND THEY GIVE ME SO MUCH MORE CONFIDENCE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I NEVER FALL OVER IN THEM EITHER. NO MATTER WHAT THE HEEL HEIGHT I AM STABLE. PUT ME IN A PAIR OF FLAT SHOES AND IT IS LIKE MY LEGS AND BODY JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO COPE AND I AM OFF BALANCE AND FALL AND TRIP OVER AT ANY GIVEN OPPORTUNITY. STRANGE, BUT HEY.. LOOK AT ME, I AM NOT EXACTLY A PLAIN JANE. SO IT IS JUST ONE OF MY QUIRKS THAT I HAVE TO BE IN HEELS, WHAT CAN I SAY IT IS JUST THAT ME FLATS ARE JUST NOT FRIENDS HOWEVER HARD I TRY AND HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH THEM. I SUPPOSE THERE ARE WORSE THINGS TO STRUGGLE WITH. 

NOW WHAT BAG.. HMMM DECISIONS DECISIONS. OF COURSE IT WAS GOING TO BE MY NEW BABY, THE GUCCI SOHO DISCO. I HONESTLY FALL MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH THIS BAG EVERY SINGLE TIME I SET MY EYES ON IT. I JUST LOVE EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT IT. THE COLOUR, THE SIZE, THE SIMPLICITY AND THE FACT IT SEEMS TO GO WITH EVERYTHING IN MY WARDROBE, I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT I DID BEFORE THIS BAG ENTERED MY LIFE. ACTUALLY YES I DO, I HAD A GUCCI GREEN GOODNESS SHAPED HOLE MISSING FROM MY LIFE.

I THEN TIED IN ONE OF MY FAVOURITE HATS OF THIS GREY FEDORA WITH A BLACK FAUX LEATHER BAND. I LOVE HATS ALL YEAR AROUND BUT IN THE AUTUMN AND WINTER THEY JUST ADD THAT FINISHING TOUCH AND I LOVE THEM EVEN MORE. THE BAND TIES IN REALLY NICELY TO THE JEANS TOO PULLING THE WHOLE OUTFIT TOGETHER. 

I THEN KEPT IT SUPER SIMPLE WITH THESE BASIC BLACK HIGH WAISTED JEANS FROM GEORGE AT ASDA BELIEVE IT OR NOT. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MIX IT UP, AND BY WEARING A SUPERMARKET PAIR OF £7 JEANS AND A £600 PLUS GUCCI HANDBAG I AM DEFINITELY DOING THAT. BUT LIKE I HAVE SAID SO MANY TIMES BEFORE THAT I AM SURE YOU ARE ALL FED UP OF HEARING ABOUT IT. MY THOUGHTS ON FASHION ARE SIMPLE. MIX AND MATCH HIGH STREET, HIGH END AND CHARITY SHOP FINDS AND WEAR WHAT YOU WANT AND FEEL COMFORTABLE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY CONFIDENT IN. 

BRING ON THE COOLER MONTHS WHERE I AM MORE CONFIDENT, COMFORTABLE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IN MY SEASON TO DRESS! 



OUTFIT LINKS:

JEANS- GEORGE AT ASDA

Monday, 4 September 2017

MY SEASONS ARE APPROACHING

MOST GIRLS YOU SPEAK TO WILL LOVE SPRING AND SUMMER FASHION. PRETTY TEA DRESSES, SKIRTS, SHORTS AND PLAYSUITS. NOT ME. I AM ALL OVER AUTUMN AND WINTER, CHUNKY KNITTED JUMPERS, HATS, BOOTS, THICK TIGHTS AND STATEMENT COATS. I PREFER THE COOLER MONTHS SO MUCH MORE THAN THE WARMER ONES. I FIND THE FASHION OF THICKER FABRICS AND LAYERING SO MUCH MORE INSPIRING AND IT MAKES ME FAR MORE EXCITED THAN LOOKING AT A MAXI CROCHET DRESS.

WHICH IS WHY THE LATEST ADDITION TO MY WARDROBE EXCITE ME SO MUCH, THEY ARE EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THE UP AND COMING MONTHS!


CHUNKY KNITTED JUMPERS ARE HIGHLY FLATTERING AND SO COMFY AND COSY. AS SOON AS I SEE THEM I IMAGINE WALKING AROUND CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN THE COLD WITH GLOVES AND MULLED WINE OR SITTING BY THE FIRE FEELING FULL AFTER A SUNDAY ROAST DINNER. WHY WOULD YOU NOT LIKE AUTUMN AND WINTER FOR THOSE FACTS ALONE? 

THEY ARE JUST THAT EFFORTLESS THROW ON ITEM WITH EITHER SKINNY JEANS AND HEELS, FITTED CULOTTES AND BOOTS OR LEGGINGS AND TRAINERS MAKING THEM THAT FOOL PROOF ITEM EVERY SINGLE GIRL MUST OWN AT LEAST ONE OR FIVE OF IN THEIR CLOSET. AND WHEN THEY HAVE A ROLL NECK. OH MY GOD. THEY ARE JUST PERFECTION, ROLL NECKS FOR ME ARE THE PERFECT AND ONLY NECK LINE TO WEAR IN THE WINTER MONTHS. I HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE SINCE WRITING THIS BLOG POST WHICH IS SO RARE FOR ME AS I HAVE BEEN IN SUCH A FASHION RUT RECENTLY AND HAVE LACKED ALL INSPIRATION WITH BUYING NEW CLOTHES. WELCOME BACK GINGER NATALIE THE SHOPAHOLIC.

THEN BOOTS, YES MY LOVE SHOE AFFAIR. THERE ARE NO FOOTWEAR I LOVE MORE THAN BOOTS. NONE AT ALL. THEY ARE JUST A SIMPLE YET CLASSY WAY OF GETTING THE HEIGHT OF HEELS YET STILL BEING COMFORTABLE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE, WHICH IS WHY THEY NEVER LEAVE MY FEET IN THE WINTER MONTHS. I HAVE SO MANY PAIRS, SOME MORE STATEMENT THAN OTHERS AND SOME JUST BASIC EVERYDAY SIMPLE CHUNKY HEELED OPTIONS. BUT EITHER WAY I ALWAYS HAVE BOOTS ON MY FEET FROM SEPTEMBER TO MARCH. 

THE LATEST PAIR TO MY COLLECTION I AM IN LOVE WITH. ARE THEY NOT JUST COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY PERFECT? CLASSY, TICK. HEEL HEIGHT, TICK. NEUTRAL TONE SHADE, TICK. POINTY TOE, TICK. GO WITH JEANS AND SKIRTS, TICK. DO THEY MAKE MY LEGS LOOK LONGER AND SLIMMER, TICK. 

MAKING THESE JUST PERFECT! 

I AM SURE YOU WILL SEE THESE ON MY BLOG SO MANY TIMES OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. IN FACT IF THE WEATHER IS NICE TOMORROW I MIGHT WEAR THEM AND GET THEM OUT ON THERE FIRST OUTING! 

NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY YOUR BOOTS AS THEY ARE STARTING TO ENTER THE HUGHSTREET AND DESIGNER STORES. SO GET SHOPPING GIRLS! 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

FEELING LOST AND GAINING CONTROL AGAIN

FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS NOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING LIKE I HAVE LOST MY SPARK. SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME. YES I HAVE HAD LULLS BEFORE WHERE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DUST MYSELF OFF, PICK MYSELF UP AND GET BACK ON WITH THINGS, BUT RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN FEELING LOST, AND WELL NOT MYSELF AND AS THOUGH SOMEONE HAS TAKEN AWAY THAT SPARK THAT MAKES ME ME. 


I HAVE LOST ALL MOTIVATION, ALL DRIVE AND ALL WILLINGNESS TO DO ANYTHING. I JUST CAN NOT PICK MYSELF UP AT ALL. HELP ME! I HAVE FELT LOST, AND THAT I DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHO I AM OR WHAT I WANT TO DO ANYMORE. I AM IN A LIFE CROSSROADS AND I AM UNCERTAIN ON WHICH DIRECTION TO TAKE IN LIFES LONG AND WINDING PATH NEXT.

IF YOU HAVE READ MY MORE PERSONAL BLOG POSTS BEFORE YOU WILL KNOW THAT FOR A WHILE NOW I HAVE BEEN BATTLING PERSONAL ISSUES WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND EXERCISE. SOMETHING I AM NOT PROUD OF, NOR HAS BEEN EASY TO TALK ABOUT BUT ONCE I FINALLY ADMITTED IT TO MYSELF I FELT IT WAS ONLY RIGHT TO SPEAK ABOUT IT ON MY BLOG AND IF I COULD HELP JUST ONE GIRL OUT THERE ACKNOWLEDGE OR START THINKING ABOUT THE WAY SHE VIEWS HERSELF AND MAYBE BEING ABLE TO SPOT SOME OF MY WARNING SIGNS THEN IT WAS ALL WORTH IT.

EATING DISORDERS AND BODY DYSMORPHIA IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST BONES OF CONTENTION IN MY LIFE. IT IS SO EASY WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU ARE OKAY, OR IF YOU WANT TO CATCH UP OVER SOME DINNER, TO JUST SAY YES I AM FINE, OR YES SURE. WHEN YOU ARE THEN PANICKING, WHAT WILL I EAT, WHAT WILL I DRINK AND COUNTING THOSE CALORIES IN YOUR HEAD AND WORKING OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT HOURS AND EVEN DAYS BEFORE YOU ARE EVEN BEING PUT IN THAT SITUATION. BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT IT IS HORRIBLE TO ADMIT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH. I MEAN, IT TOOK ME NEARLY TWO YEARS AND 3 STONE TO REALISE I HAD AN ISSUE. I WAS EATING THE SAME FOOD EVERY SINGLE DAY, MY BODY WAS LOATHING ME FOR IT AND I LOOKED LIKE A SKELETON AND WAS ACTING LIKE A MOODY TEENAGER DAILY. BUT LIKE EVERYTHING IN LIFE YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT YOURSELF AND NO AMOUNT OF ANYONE TELLING YOU YOU HAVE AN ISSUE YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT YOURSELF. NO AMOUNT OF SHOUTING OR SCREAMING WILL MAKE YOU REALISE YOUR ISSUES UNTIL YOU REALISE IT NATURALLY YOURSELF. 

I AM HAPPY TO SAY THOUGH, THAT THINGS FOR ME ON THAT FRONT IN RECENT MONTHS HAVE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. I HAVE STARTED TO SLOWLY GAIN BACK A SMALL AMOUNT OF CONTROL WHEN IT COMES TO EATING AND NOT LETTING THAT AND EXERCISE TAKE OVER SUCH A HUGE CHUNK OF MY LIFE. LOOKING BACK NOW, WHAT I WAS PUTTING MY BODY THROUGH WAS MADNESS. I WOULD WAKE UP, EAT AT 82 CALORIE CEREAL BAR, CYCLE FOR 3 HOURS, GO TO WORK, THEN HAVE A TOASTED TEACAKE OF AROUND 280 CALORIES CARRY ON WITH MY DAY, CYCLE FOR A FURTHER 3 HOURS AND THEN HAVE A SMALL PORTION OF FOOD FOR DINNER. LIVING IN SUCH A CALORIE DEFICITE YES I WAS TINY AND AT MY SMALLEST A SIZE FOUR, BUT I WAS MISERABLE, GRUMPY, NERVOUS, AND CONSTANTLY ANXIOUS, NOT TO MENTION MY BODY WAS SO RUN DOWN I WOULD CONSTANTLY FALL ASLEEP, I HAD RASHES ALL OVER MY BODY, BRUISES AMONG SO MANY OTHER THINGS AS I WAS IN SUCH A CALORIE DEFICITE. 

LIKE ALL MENTAL ILLNESSES YOU HIDE THEM, DISGUISE THEM AND TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD YOU LOOK SLIM, AMAZING AND FULL OF SMILES. WHEN ACTUALLY WHEN THE DOORS ARE ALL CLOSED AND YOU ARE BY YOURSELF THE REALITY COULD NOT BE FURTHER AWAY. 

MY BDD STARTED AROUND 2 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS CHEATED ON BY AN EX PARTNER AND I FELT THE ONLY WAY TO GET OVER IT WAS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND TO MAKE MYSELF MORE ATTRACTIVE TO HIM AND THAT WAS TO BE SUPER SKINNY. SO LIKE I SAID IN MY PREVIOUS POST, I DID NOT EAT, ALL I DID WAS EXERCISE TO MY ABSOLUTE LIMIT, AND IN NO TIME AT ALL I HAD GONE FROM A SIZE 10 TO A SIZE 4. NOT HEALTHY AT ALL, BUT AT THE TIME I THOUGHT I LOOKED AMAZING, I WAS GETTING MORE ATTENTION, EVERYONE WAS TELLING ME HOW AMAZING I LOOKED AND WERE AMAZED AT HOW QUICKLY I HAD LOST THE WEIGHT AND HOW TINY MY WAIST WAS.. WHICH MADE ME SMILE FOR A MOMENT, BUT I WAS NOT GENUINELY LISTENING, ALL I SAW IN THE MIRROR WAS THE FAT GIRL WHO HAS BEEN CHEATED ON IN EVERY SINGLE RELATIONSHIP WHO HAD ONLY TIME FOR EXERCISE AND NOT EATING AND WAS CONSTANTLY ON THE QUEST TO BE AS THIN AS PYSICCALLY POSSIBLE. WHICH BELIEVE ME IS NOT HEALTHY IN THE SLIGHTEST! 

I AM PLEASED TO SAY THOUGH THAT AFTER TWO YEARS OF THIS CONSTANT CYCLE THAT I WAS NOT HAPPY IN, THAT I HAD BECOME A SHELL OF MYSELF BECAUSE OF. THE PERSON I HAD TURNED INTO WAS MISERABLE, WOULDN'T SPEAK, WOULD REFUSE TO GO OUT WITH HER FRIENDS THROUGH FEAR OF ACCIDENTALLY SLIPPING UP AND EATING SOMETHING THAT WAS HIGH IN CALORIES AND HAD TAKEN ME SO LONG TO BURN OFF EXERCISING BEFORE I WENT OUT. 

THEN ONE NIGHT I JUST HAD A FLASH THOUGHT, IS ALL THIS WORTH IT?

IS THE CONSTANT EXERERSING,THE NEVER TAKING MY MIND OFF FOOD, MY CONSTANTLY WEIGHING FOOD, MY CONSTANTLY PLANNING MY DAILY ALLOWANCE OF FOOD AS SOON AS I WOKE UP ALL WORTH IT? IS IT WORTH HAVING ZERO SOCIAL LIFE JUST TO BE SKINNY AND TO LOOK GOOD IN AN OUTFIT THAT I WILL NEVER GO OUT TO EVEN WEAR? HOW SILLY WAS I THINKING I HAD TO BE SLIM FOR SOMEONE WHO I HAD SPLIT UP WITH A YEAR AND A HALF AGO WHO KICKED OFF THIS WHOLE VICIOUS CYCLE AND WHO DID NOT DESERVE ME IN THE FIRST PLACE? THE ANSWER IS NO!

SO, LIKE I SAY I HAVE CHANGED MY EATING AND EXERCISE ROUTINE. I AM NOW ADDICTED TO JOE WICKS HIIT WORKOUTS. IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED THESE, YOU NEED TO! THEY ARE 15- 25 MINUTE INTENSE, AND I MEAN INTENSE WORKOUTS THAT MOST CERTAINLY MAKE YOU BUILD UP A SWEAT. A SWEAT I WOULD NEVER REACH CYCLING EVEN FOR 3 HOURS PREVIOUSLY. THEY ARE HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING SESSIONS OF 35-40 SECONDS PUSH YOURSELF TO THE MAX EXERCISE, THEN FOR THE REMAINING PART OF THE MINUTE YOU REST AND THEN GO AGAIN FOR THE WHOLE SESSION. I LOVE IT! 

I AM ALSO EATING A LOT MORE OF A BALANCED DIET, I AM EATING MORE IN GENERAL. WHICH MY BODY IS THANKFUL FOR. YES I HAVE GAINED WEIGHT, BUT I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF I HAVE ALSO GAINED A LOT OF MUSCLE MASS, CONFIDENCE AND MY OWN PERSONALITY BACK. MY LEGS ARE NOW SUPER TONED. I HAVE A TONED STOMACH, WE ARE NOT TALKING WASHBOARD 6 PACK ABS BUT I AM HAPPY ON THE WHOLE AND I AM NO LONGER JUST SKIN AND BONES. I SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. IF YOU EAT LITTLE TO NOTHING THEN THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE. SO NOW I AM EATING MORE I AM FEELING BETTER IN MYSELF, I HAVE MORE ENERGY, MORE GET UP AND GO. THE ONLY SIDE EFFECTS OBVIOUSLY ARE MY CLOTHES ARE TIGHTER, WHICH I WOULD BE LYING DOES GET ME DOWN, BUT I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF OF HOW FAR I HAVE COME AND HOW MUCH OF A BETTER PLACE I AM IN NOW. JUST BECAUSE I WAS SLIM I WAS NOT HAPPY, I WAS LETTING EXERCISE CONTROL ME AND I WAS NOT HAVING MY OWN LIFE. MY LIFE WAS BEING TAKEN OVER BY CONSTANT THOUGHTS OF EATING AND EXERCISE. 

MY EATING DISORDER AND THE WAY I USED FOOD AS A MINOR FUEL HAS GIVEN ME DIFFICULTIES IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND HOW I EAT NOW. I AM NOW INTOLERANT TO NUTS AND AS OF TWO DAYS AGO DAIRY. IF I HAD KNOWN BACK THEN THAT ALL THIS DAMAGE I WAS DOING TO MY BODY WOULD GIVE ME THESE ISSUES IF I AM HONEST I DO NOT KNOW IF IT WOULD HAVE MADE MUCH DIFFERENCE, BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE LET MYSELF DOWN AND THAT I WAS SO SILLY AND NAIEVE TO THINK THAT STRAINING MY BODY THOROUGH THAT DEFICITE FOR THAT LONG WOULD NOT OF HAD ANY SIDE AFFECTS. 

NOW ALL THE FOODS I LOVED, LIKE CHOCOLATE AND CAKE AND CHEESE THAT I WOULD STARVE MYSELF IN ORDER TO EAT I CAN NO LONGER EAT AT ALL. NOW THAT IS KARMA!! I AM HOPING THAT THIS IS JUST A SHORT TERM INTOLERANCE AND THAT MY BODY IN TIME WILL ADAPT TO THE FACT I AM NO LONGER NEGLECTING IT AND STARVING IT OF ALL THE NUTRIENTS IT CLEARLY NEEDED AND WILL GET ME BACK TO A BETTER NORMALITY WHERE I CAN EAT WHAT I WOULD LIKE, NOT FEEL GUILTY OR ILL WOULD BE THE DREAM. BE FAITHFUL, POSITIVE AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL ALL WORK OUT IN TIME. I JUST HAVE TO GIVE MY BODY TIME TO ADJUST TO MY NEW AND IMPROVED NORMAL.

SOMETIMES I SUPPOSE YOU HAVE TO REMIND YOURSELF HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME AND THIS IN TIME WILL GIVE YOU YOUR SPARK BACK. BE PATIENT. PLUS SUMMER FASHION REALLY IS NOT MY SEASON. AUTUMN AND WINTER STYLING IS SO MUCH MORE ME. SO WITH MY NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE, MORE SPACE IN MY MIND THAT IS NOT TAKEN UP CONSTANTLY BY FOOD THEN I THINK TIMES ARE ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER AND I WILL IN TIME GET STRONGER AND STRONGER. 

ONLY LOOK BACK IN ORDER TO SEE JUST HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME!

LINK TO MY PREVIOUS BDD BLOG POST 

GIMME GUCCI


AROUND THIS TIME EVERY YEAR I TEND TO SPLURGE AND TREAT MYSELF TO A NEW DESIGNER ITEM TO MY WARDROBE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK I DO DURING THE SUMMER. FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE HELPED MY PARENTS IN THERE BUSINESS ON THE NORFOLK BROADS IN THE SEASONAL MONTHS, SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE BY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AND THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE FINALLY OVER I AM IN NEED OF A PICK ME UP THAT IS FOR SURE. SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO THAT OTHER THAN A DESIGNER HANDBAG I HAVE HAD MY EYE ON FOR AGES. 

I BELIEVE THAT YOU MUST LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AS THOUGH YOU WERE A CAR.. SAYING THAT LAST MONTH MY CONVERTIBLE ROOF BROKE, LUCKILY IT IS FIXED NOW, BUT STILL I AM NOT CONFIDENT AROUND THE SUBJECT OF CARS.. ANYWAY. LIKE A CAR I THINK THAT YOU MUST MOT YOURSELF WITH A PAMPER EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, THAT YOU MUST BUY NEW PARTS SO THAT YOU ARE JUST AS SHINY AND COMPETITIVE AS ALL THE NEW MODELS COMING ONTO THE SCENE.. WELL THIS IS MY THEORY. NOW WRITING IT DOWN I DO SOUND SLIGHTLY MAD BUT I THINK IT MAKES SENSE AND IT GIVES ME A JUSTIFIED REASON TO TREAT MYSELF AND TO ACT ON IMPULSE AND BUY THINGS I HAVE BEEN LUSTING AFTER FOR MONTHS!!!

A LOT OF PEOPLE SMOKE, DRINK, DO DRUGS, GO OUT ALL THE TIME. NOT ME, IT IS ALL ABOUT DESIGNER HANDBAGS, CLOTHES AND THE OCCASIONAL HOLIDAYS TO PICK ME UP. 

 I AM NORMALLY ONE OF THOSE GIRLS WHO LITERALLY CARRIES EITHER THE WHOLE OF THE KITCHEN, NOT JUST THE KITCHEN SINK AROUND OR I CARRY MY LIFE AROUND IN MY BAG PREPARING FOR ALL EVENTUALITIES AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS. WHEN ACTUALLY IN REALITY I HAVE REALISED IS PURE LUDICRUCSY AND I SHOULD REALLY ONLY CARRY AROUND MY ESSENTIALS AND NOT EVERYTHING THAT I MIGHT NEED FOR THE NEXT WEEK, WHICH WAS INITIALLY WHAT STARTED MY SEARCH FOR A SMALLER DAY TO EVENING HANDBAG. 

I HAVE BEEN CRAVING A BOLD COLOUR NEW DESIGNER HANDBAG FOR A WHILE NOW, AND THIS WAS NOT BELIEVE IT OR NOT MY FIRST CHOICE. I PURCHASED THE MULBERRY BAYSWATER IN OCEAN GREEN AFTER GLARING AT IT FOR OVER 6 MONTHS ORIGINALLY BUT WHEN IT ARRIVED, FOR ME, THERE WAS NO WOW FACTOR. I WANTED A BOLD, VIBRANT, IN YOUR FACE DESIGNER BAG THAT WOULD DO ALL THE TALKING AND CATCH EVERYONES ATTENTION... SO THAT WENT BACK AND I FOUND THIS LITTLE BOBBY DAZZLER.. 

HELLO GUCCI SOHO DISCO OF DREAMS!!!!!!



MOST PEOPLE WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING DESIGNER HANDBAGS GO FOR CLASSIC COLOURS, CLASSIC DESIGNS AND THE ONES THAT COULD BE EASILY SOLD ON.. NOT ME! I LOVE THE BOLD, IN YOUR FACE STATEMENT BAGS, NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I AM DIFFERENT AND I LIKE TO EXPRESS THAT WITH FASHION. I MEAN COME ON, THIS OUTFIT IS A SUPER SIMPLE, CHIC, EFFORTLESS LOOK BUT WITH THAT POP, I MEAN BANG OF GREEN. WOW SHOWSTOPPER OR WHAT! I THINK THAT A BLACK OR BROWN BAG WOULD JUST NOT HAVE THE SAME JAW DROPPING ABILITY ON THE EYE.. SO LIKE ME, BOLD, LARY GREEN IT IS!

SINCE I BOUGHT THIS BAG I HAVE HONESTLY NOT USED ANY OTHER BAG. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE FOUND SOMETHING GOOD WHEN AS SOON AS YOU BUY IT NOTHING ELSE EVEN COMES CLOSE AND THAT YOU FORGET ALL OTHER ITEMS IN YOUR CLOSET BECAUSE THIS NEW ITEM HAS ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION. SOMETIMES IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE A REALLY SIMPLE OUTFIT AND JUST ADD A LITTLE BIT OF PERSONALITY WHICH I THINK THIS BAG WILL BE PERFECT FOR.

THIS BAG IS ALSO FULL OF SURPRISES AND ACTUALLY HOLDS A LOT MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE. I THOUGHT, KEYS, PURSE AND A LIPSTICK MAX, BTUT OHHH NO!!!! DO NOT BE FOOLED, I CAN FIT INSIDE, MY ACTUAL EVERYDAY LARGE SIZED PURSE, MY PHONE, CAR KEYS, HOUSE KEY, POWDER, LIPSTICK, LIPLINER, MASCARA, EYELINER, MIRROR, A PACKET OF TISSUES AND I HAVE MORE SPACE. NEVER BEEN FOOLED BY THE SIZE OF SOMETHING IT WOULD SEEM. THIS REALLY IS A MARY POPPINS BAG AND A VERY BEAUTIFUL ONE AT THAT! 




OF COURSE LIKE ALL DESIGNER BAGS THEY ARE NOT CHEAP, AND THIS ONE WAS £640 WHICH I KNOW IS NOT IN EVERYONES PRICE RANGE OR BUDGET, BUT FOR ME I WAS LOOKING AT IT AS A STATEMENT, AN INVESTMENT AND A A BOLD NEW ADDITION TO MY WARDROBE AND FUTURE OUTFIT COMBINATIONS. YOU WILL BE SEEING A LOT OF THIS BAG THAT IS FOR SURE AS IT WILL GO PERFECTLY IN THE WINTER MONTHS WITH MY LEOPARD PRINT COAT AND RED FEDORA (AS I AM WRITING THAT I HAVE A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE- WINTER FASHION IS LIFE!!!!!) OR IT WILL ALSO LOOK AMAZING WITH A WHITE LONG MAXI CROCHET DRESS ON A BEACH HOLIDAY WITH SANDALS SO REALLY IT IS AN ALL YEAR ROUND, LARY HANDBAG CHOICE THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION, SO WELL WORTH THE MONEY!

WHERE TO BUY THE BAG:

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

STRONG ARMY VIBES


SOME DAYS I JUST WANT TO DRESS CASUAL, BUT YET STILL BE STYLISH, THESE KHAKI TROUSERS WERE MADE FOR THE JOB!

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ENVIOUS OF GIRLS WHO CAN NAIL THE CASUAL LOOK WITH EASE, WHEREAS MY STYLE IS A BIT MORE GLAM AND A LITTLE LESS CASUAL. I LOVE DRESSING UP, IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO AS I LOVE MAKING AN EFFORT WHEN IT COMES TO MY APPEARANCE SO WHEN I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRESS UP I TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. BUT A FEW WEEKS AGO NOW I WENT ON A DATE TO THE ZOO WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND I WANTED TO PUSH MY BOUNDARIES AND TO CHALLENGE MY ALWAYS GLAM STYLE AND TO VENTURE INTO THE CASUAL STYLING GAME. HOPEFULLY I HAVE NAILED IT, WELL MADE A GOOD ATTEMPT.

I LOVE THE FIT OF THESE TROUSERS, I AM LEARNING MORE AND MORE THAT I HAVE TO ONLY BUY FROM THE PETITE COLLECTION AND NEVER FROM THE MAIN RANGE. WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY THESE TROUSERS FIT LIKE A DREAM. THE DRAWSTRING TIE WAIST PULLS YOU IN AT THE SMALLEST PART OF YOUR BODY. THEY EVEN FIT MY CYCLIST MUSCULAR LEGS AND FLATTER THEM WITH EASE WHICH IS NORMALLY A HUGE STRUGGLE WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING SLIM FITTING TROUSERS. 

THE ONLY THING I DID HAVE TO DO TO PUT A "GINGER NATALIE STAMP" ON THEM WAS ROLL THE LEGS UP A LITTLE BIT MORE AS I WANTED TO STYLE THEM WITH MY WHITE FLATFORM ESPADRILLES FROM WAREHOUSE THAT ALWAYS GIVE ME BLISTERS, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I WEAR THEM IT ALWAYS ENDS UP THE SAME, YET I STILL GRAB THEM AND REACH THEM ON WARM SUMMERS DAYS. 

I THEN WENT FOR A DIY JOB I DID MYSELF THAT ORIGINALLY STARTED ITS LIFE AS A BASIC GREY RIBBED TEE FROM PRIMARK THAT I SLASHED THE NECKLINE OF TO MAKE IT OFF THE SHOULDER. LOVE DOING THIS TO ITEMS, IT GIVES THEM A WHOLE NEW LOOK AND LEASE OF LIFE. I JUST WAS NOT FEELING A BASIC NECKLINE. PLUS DUE TO THE TROUSERS BEING FITTED I WANTED SOMETHING A LITTLE BAGGIER ON THE TOP HALF TO BALANCE IT OUT.

THEN THE FINISHING TOUCH WAS OBVIOUSLY THE MULBERRY LILY! 

THIS LOOK HAS OPENED MY EYES TO DRESSING A LITTLE BIT MORE CASUAL AND NOT BEING SO GLAM AND ON POINT ALL THE TIME. MAYBE THESE MORE CASUAL LOOKS WILL GRACE MY BLOG MORE FREQUENTLY NOW I AM GETTING THE HANG OF THEM! 

SHOES- NO LONGER AVAILABLE


Monday, 21 August 2017

THE QUENCH OF NOURISHMENT MY SKIN WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF

I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM DULL SKIN FOR THE PAST MONTH, IT JUST HAS NOT BEEN LOOKING ITS NORMAL RADIANT SELF, AND IF I AM HONEST I HAVE BEEN NEGLECTING IT. 

IT IS SO EASY TO FORGET ABOUT YOUR SKIN AND TAKE IT FOR ADVANTAGE, CLEANSE, TONE, MASK AND EXFOLIATE WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE.. BUT THAT HAS CERTAINLY TAKEN ITS TOLL AND MY SKIN NEEDED A PICK ME UP AND I KNEW JUST WHAT WOULD WORK ITS MAGIC.. CHARLOTTE TILBURY MULTI MIRACLE GLOW.


I WAS INTRODUCED TO THIS PRODUCT LAST MONTH AT A CHARLOTTE TILBURY EVENT AND IT WAS SUCH A JOY TO MY SKIN. MY SKIN INSTANLY SOAKED IT UP AND STARTED LOOKING BRIGHTER WITHIN SECONDS. SKINCARE IS NOT NECESSARILY SOMETHING I HAVE FOCUSSED ON FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, BUT THAT HAS LIKE I SAID TAKEN ITS TOLL AND I NOW NEED TO START TAKING MORE CARE OF IT. ESPECIALLY AS WE ARE COMING INTO THE COOLER MONTHS THAT ARE MOST CERTAINLY NOT KIND OF THE SKIN TO SAY THE LEAST. 

YOUR SKIN IS SOMETHING YOU SO EASILY FORGET ABOUT, BUT IF YOU SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT IT, IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE CLOTHES YOU WEAR. YOU ONLY GET ONE LOT OF SKIN, YES YOU EXFOLIATE IT AND ARE REJUVENATED WITH NEW LAYERS ALL THE TIME BUT ULTIMATELY IT IS ONE LAYER. YOU CAN'T JUST TAKE IT OFF AND BUY A NEW ONE. SO REALLY WE SHOULD ALL BE LOOKING AFTER THAT MORE THAN BUYING A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.. OKAY, OKAY, MAYBE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE IN BALANCE WITH EACH OTHER. BUT SKINCARE WILL BE A LOT MORE PROMINENT IN MY LIFE NOW. 

THIS PRODUCT IS UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE USED PREVIOUSLY. IT IS A BALM FORMULATION, AND IS A THICK CREAMY CONSISTENCY MAKING IT REALLY EASY TO HANDLE AND ALSO PREVENTS WASTAGE. IT IS NOT A INEXPENSIVE PRODUCT AT £45 A JAR BUT DUE TO THE CONSISTENCY THERE IS NO FEAR OF WASTE AND YOU CAN EASILY APPLY AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU REQUIRE. YOU SIMPLY APPLY A 50P PIECE AMOUNT TO YOUR FINGER TIPS- WORK IT BETWEEN THEM FOR A FEW SECONDS TO WARM UP THE PRODUCT. THEN YOU SIMPLY MASSAGE IT INTO THE SKIN, PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO ANY AREAS OF CONCERN AND THEN WIPE AWAY WITH A COTTON PAD. SERIOUSLY CAN IT GET ANY BETTER OR MORE SIMPLE THAN THAT? I LOVE LAZY SKINCARE, PURELY FOR THE FACT I HAVE ZERO SPARE TIME IN THE MORNING. WAKE UP, WORKOUT, GET READY, OFF TO WORK. SO IF I CAN LOOK AFTER MY SKIN AND IT TAKES SECONDS, NOT MINUTES THEN I AM ALL FOR THAT. 

THE MOST AMAZING THING ABOUT THIS CLEANSER IS THAT IT IS NOT JUST THAT.

IT CAN BE APPLIED IN A THICKER LAYER AS A MASK FOR AN OVERNIGHT SKIN QUENCHING TREATMENT. I LOVE FACE MASKS, THEY EFFORTLESSLY GIVE YOUR SKIN THAT GLOW AND PICK ME UP THAT IT OFTEN NEEDS AND CRAVES FOR. SO THE FACT THAT MY NEW CLEANSER DOUBLES UP AS AN AMAZING MASK TOO. WELL MULTI MIRACLE GLOW I LOVE YOU JUST THAT LITTLE BIT MORE. 

WHEN YOU WAKE UP YOUR SKIN LITERALLY FEELS LIKE IT HAS HAD A HUGE 1.5 LITRE BOTTLE OF WATER AND IS FULLY CHARGED AND IS AT ITS FULLEST GLOWYNESS RADIANT BEST. 



SO FROM NOW ON.. SKIN YOU ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT TO ME AS THE LATEST GUCCI TRAINERS THAT I MUST HAVE FOR ROME AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH... 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

AUTUMN IS ON THE HORIZON... IN PINK BOOT FORMATION


I AM NO STRANGER TO BRIGHT COLOURS AND EVEN THOUGH THE SUMMER IS PREDOMINATLY WHEN MOST PEOPLE DRESS IN BRIGHT COLOURS, THE SUMMER MONTHS ARE ALWAYS A LULL FOR ME IN TERMS OF FASHION. IT IS JUST NOT MY SEASON. I LOVE LAYERING, BEING BOLD AND BEING COLD. I HATE BEING WARM.. SAYING THAT I DOUBT YOU WOULD EVER HEAR THE WORDS " I AM HOT" COME OUT OF MY MOUTH UNLESS I AM 10 MINUTES IN TO A HIIT WORKOUT WITH THE BEAUTIFUL AND JOY THAT IS JOE WICKS.. AHHH... SORRY BACK TO THE POINT AND NOT JOE WICKS JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITHOUT HIS TOP OFF. FOCUS NATALIE, FOCUS!

AUTUMN AND WINTER FASHION FOR ME ARE SO MUCH MORE FUN, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE YOU CAN DO TO PUT YOUR OWN STAMP AND STYLE ONTO YOUR LOOK AND THE FIRST IMPRESSIONS EVERYONE NOTICES ABOUT YOU. I LOVE BEING BOLD, VIBRANT AND STANDING OUT, THERE IS NO POINT IN BLENDING IN AND BEING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. WEAR WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR, BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE AND IF OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE IT THEN THEY DO NOT HAVE TO LOOK. AFTER ALL, YOU ARE WEARING WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR AND ARE NOT ASKING THEM TO WEAR IT OR GIVE THERE COMMENTS.

MOST PEOPLE WHEN I WEAR SOMETHING OUT THERE OR NOT THE NORM NORMALLY COMPLIMENT ME ON IT SO MUCH MORE THAN IF I WAS WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES OF JEANS AND A KNITTED JUMPER LIKE EVERYONE ELSE TENDS TO WEAR IN THE COOLER MONTHS. I KNOW I DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE A STYLE EVERYONE LIKES, OR THAT I WEAR THINGS EVERYONE ELSE WOULD, BUT I WEAR WHAT I LOVE AND IT ALLOWS THE OUTSIDE WORLD TO KNOW WHAT SORT OF MOOD I AM IN WITHOUT ME EVEN OPENING MY MOUTH AND SPEAKING. FASHION IS GREAT FOR THAT. 

LAST YEAR I BOUGHT A LEOPARD PRINT COAT, WHICH WAS MOST CERTAINLY BOLD, BUT I RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS AND LOVED IT MORE AND MORE EVERY TIME I WORE IT. BE BOLD, BE BRAVE BE CONFIDENT. THE FIRST ADDITION TO MY AUTUMN 2017 WARDROBE ARE CERTAINLY BOLD, BRAVE AND WILL TURN HEADS, THAT IS FOR SURE. 

HELLO BRIGHT FUSCHIA BOOTS. I LOVE YOU AND YOU BLOW MY BREATH AWAY. 


I JUST LOVE THESE BOOTS SO MUCH, THE COLOUR, THE HEEL HEIGHT, THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THEY ARE ME. 

IT IS SO EASY TO JUST OPT FOR THE USUAL BLACK OR BROWN BOOTS THAT MOST PEOPLE OPT FOR EVERY AUTUMN AND WINTER BUT WHY NOT MAKE A CHANGE, MAKE A STATEMENT AND CHOSE SOMETHING NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. 

ANOTHER THING I LOVE IS TO COLOUR CLASH. IMAGINE THESE BOOTS WITH A FOREST GREEN PLEATED MIDI SKIRT AND THICK CREAM CABLE KNIT JUMPER AND A LEATHER JACKET IN THE WINTER. YES. YES YES. IF YOU ARE NOT AS BOLD OR BRAVE THEN MAYBE TEAM THESE WITH BLACK SKINNY RIPPED JEANS AND A BLACK RIBBED JUMPER TO LET THE BOOTS AND THE BRIGHT COLOURS DO ALL THE TALKING. 

EITHER WAY THESE BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT BOOTS WILL ADD A LITTLE PIECE OF SUNSHINE TO A MISERABLE DULL WINTER OR AUTUMN DAY, AND WILL TAKE YOU FROM SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH MINIMAL EFFORT, A REAL TRANSITIONAL PIECE THAT I AM SURE YOU WILL BE FED UP OF SEEING ON MY BLOG AND INSTAGRAM OVER THE WINTER. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

NAKED HEAT

LAST WEEK I WAS INVITED TO ANOTHER URBAN DECAY EVENT, THIS TIME FOR THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE NAKED EYESHADOW PALETTE COLLECTION.. NAKED HEAT!

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PALETTE TO BE RELEASED FOR MONTHS, SINCE I HEARD ABOUT IT BEING RELEASED LATE SUMMER I HAVE BEEN WAITING AND WAITING. ORANGES AND BURGUNDY EYESHADOW SHADES HAVE BEEN ON THE COUNTERS OF MAKE UP BRANDS FOR MONTHS NOW SO THIS PALETTE WAS WELL OVER DUE TO BE RELEASED AND WELL WORTH THE WAIT. BELIEVE ME!


THIS PALETTE HAS THE MOST INSANE COLLECTION OF COLOURS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN ONE PALETTE. IT IS THE PERFECT MIX OF MATTES, SHIMMERS AND GLITTER FORMULAS AND JUST LIKE EVERY URBAN DECAY PALETTE THAT WORK PERFECTLY TOGETHER BE IT A DAYTIME EYE MAKE UP LOOK OR A SMOKEY LOOK PERFECT FOR EVENINGS. THE THING I LOVE MOST ABOUT THESE PALETTES IS HOW WELL THEY ALL BLEND TOGETHER PERFECTLY TO CREATE AN AMAZING EYE MAKE UP LOOK EVERY SINGLE TIME EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE SO HIGHLY PIGMENTED. 

THEY CAN BE APPLIED EITHER WITH A MAKE UP BRUSH AND BLENDED OUT WITH ZERO BLENDING TIME IN SECONDS FOR A EFFORTLESS DAYTIME LOOK, OR EVEN USING YOUR FINGERS AND MAC PREP AND PRIME SPRAY PRESSED INTO THE LID IN ORDER TO CREATE A REALLY INTENSE HIGHLY PIGMENTED DRAMATIC LOOK, MAKING THIS PALETTE PERFECT FOR HOLIDAYS OR JUST A GO TO PALETTE THAT WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK. GOT TO LOVE THOSE PALETTES.

ALSO IN THIS COLLECTION THREE LIPSTICKS AND TWO EYELINERS WERE ALSO LAUNCHED. THE LIPSTICKS WERE TWO METALLIC SHADES FILLED WITH GLITTER AND SPARKLE THAT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR, DARE I SAY IT CHRISTMAS AND THE OTHER SHADE IS AN EVERYDAY SUPER EASY TO WEAR NUDE THAT WOULD SUIT EVERY SINGLE SKIN COLOUR AND TONE. THINK LIKE A CLASSIC VELVET TEDDY.

THEN LASTLY TWO EYELINERS HAVE ALSO BEEN RELEASED. SO THESE ARE A COMPLETE GAME CHANGER AND MAKE UP REVOLUTION. THEY CAN NOT ONLY BE APPLIED TO YOUR EYES BUT ALSO ARE KIND ENOUGH TO BE ALSO APPLIED TO THE LIPS. YES, A MULTI USE PRODUCT THAT IS GOING TO BE A FAIL PROOF ITEM I CARRY WITH ME EVERY TIME I GO AWAY OR JUST TO THROW IN MY BAG. I LOVE A MULTI USE PRODUCT AND THAT IS NO LIE OR EXAGGERATION, SO A PRODUCT LIKE THIS IS GOING TO BE PERFECT TO HAVE IN YOUR BAG OR MAKE UP COLLECTION FOR WHEN YOU WANT YOUR WHOLE MAKE UP TO TIE IN AND WORK PERFECTLY TOGETHER. I WENT FOR THE SHADE TORCH. I MEAN HOW COULD I LEAVE WITHOUT BUYING A PRODUCT SO PERFECT. THIS COLOUR WILL ALSO BE PERFECT IN AUTUMN DUE TO IT'S RED TONES. IMAGINE THIS WITH A PLUM OR GREEN KNITTED JUMPER IN THE WINTER. O. M.G


IF YOU LOVE BURGUNDY SHADES, ORANGES AND LOVE THAT SUMMER SUNSET EYE MAKE UP LOOK THEN THIS PALETTE IS MOST CERTAINLY FOR YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH JESSICA CARR AND ALL THE AMAZING TEAM AT URBAN DECAY IN DEBENHAMS, NORWICH FOR A GREAT EVENING FULL OF MAKE UP AND FULL ON GIRLY TIME. I MET UP WITH A COUPLE OF MY BLOGGER FRIENDS THERE TOO WHICH WAS GREAT TO HAVE A CATCH UP AND GIRLY GOSSIP AND SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS UP TO. BLOGGER EVENTS ARE MORE THAN JUST ABOUT LEARNING ABOUT NEW AND UP AND COMING PRODUCTS, THEY ARE ABOUT NETWORKING, MAKING NEW FRIENDS, CATCHING UP WITH OLD ONES. I AM A GIRLY GIRL THROUGH AND THROUGH AND IT IS SO NICE TO GO TO THESE EVENTS TO CHAT ALL THINGS MAKE UP AND FASHION, AS I THINK ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY GET FED UP OF ME TALKING ABOUT THE LATEST EYESHADOW AND BLENDING BRUSHES ON THE MARKET. 

HERE IS THE EYELINER USED ON MY LOWER LASH LINE AND THEN AGAIN ON MY LIPS WITH JUST A CLEAR GLOSS OVER THE TOP. JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL. I AM GOING TO WEAR THIS SO MUCH OVER THE SUMMER AND INTO THE AUTUMN THROUGH TO WINTER. THE GREAT THING ABOUT EYELINER IS THAT IT CAN BE USED JUST LIKE THIS ON THE LOWER LASH LINE TO ADD A POP OF COLOUR TO YOUR NORMAL EYE MAKE UP LOOK. SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ALWAYS GO FOR AN ALL OUT THERE LOOK, YOU CAN ADD IT JUST ON THE LASH LINE. 




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Saturday, 5 August 2017

SUMMER OF STRIPES


I WELL AND TRULY HAVE MY SUMMER FASHION SPARK BACK AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. I HATE GOING THROUGH A FASHION DROOP, IT IS SO DEPRESSING AND SO HARD TO GET OUT OF. BUT I AM GLAD TO SAY I HAVE COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE. WAHOO!!! 

SUMMER FOR ME IS ALL ABOUT WEARING BRIGHT, BOLD AND VIBRANT COLOURS IS LIGHT AND COMFORTABLE FABRIC, AFTER ALL THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN BEING HOT AND UNCOMFORTABLE. THIS JUMPSUIT FITS BOTH OF THOSE SUMMER NEEDS EFFORTLESSLY.

IS IT NOT JUST BEAUTIFUL?

THE CUT AND THE FIT ALONG WITH THE STYLE JUST SCREAM EXPENSIVE DESIGNER GARMENT CHANNELING KAREN MILLEN VIBES I THINK. BUT NO, THIS LITTLE JUMPSUIT OF DREAMS IS FROM ZARA FOR A MEASLEY £49.99. MENTAL, I WOULD EASILY PAY WELL OVER A HUNDRED POUNDS FOR THIS FROM A MORE HIGH END DESIGNER WITHOUT BATTING AN EYELID. 

THE FABRIC IS SO LUXURIOUS AND HAS A RAISED GRAIN IN IT ALONG WITH THE FITTED BODICE AND THE WIDE LEG CULOTTES ADD A REAL CONTRAST, PERFECT IF YOU ARE PETITE LIKE ME OR CARRY WEIGHT ON THE BOTTOM HALF AS THE CULOTTE WIDTH WILL COUNTERACT AND DISGUISE ANY THUNDER THIGHS. 


MY STYLE IS ONE OF TWO EXTREMES, SUPER GIRLY OR SUPER GRUNGE AND THIS IS SUPER GIRLY WITH MINIMAL EFFORT. I LOVE A JUMPSUIT FOR ONE MAIN REASON, EVERYTHING IS DONE FOR YOU, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JAZZ IT UP AND PUT YOUR STAMP ON IT BY ADDING ACCESSORIES. 

ACCESORIES COMPLETE AN OUTFIT AND ENABLE YOU TO PUT YOUR OWN STYLE AND PERSONALITY INTO A LOOK AND NOT JUST LOOKING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. WHEN IT COMES TO ADDING ACCESSORIES I ALWAYS TEND TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. AS THIS WAS A REALLY SUMMERY LOOK THAT I WAS WEARING TO A FAMILY EVENING BARBECUE I WANTED TO GO ALL OUT AND REALLY CHANNEL THOSE SUMMER HOLIDAY VIBES.. ALTHOUGH MY UNCLE DID SAY I LOOKED LIKE ANDY PANDY. WELL I SUPPOSE WE CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE, AND ANYWAY AT LEAST I CAUGHT HIS ATTENTION WHETHER HE LIKED IT OR NOT HE STILL TOOK THE TIME TO COMMENT ON MY OUTFIT. 

THE SHOES I BOUGHT FROM TOPSHOP THE DAY OF THE BARBECUE AND HAD TO WEAR THEM STRAIGHT AWAY. I HAD WORN THIS JUMPSUIT BEFORE AND TEAMED IT WITH MY LOUBOUTINS AND MY PINK MULBERRY LILY AND NEW REISS COAT TO GO FOR A MEAL SO ADDING SOME POWDER BLUE CHUNKY SANDALS REALLY ADDED A DIFFERENT TWIST ON THE WHOLE LOOK.


I THEN ADDED A STRAW TRILBY TO REALLY ADD A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA SUMMER. I AM A HUGE HAT FAN ALL YEAR ROUND AND THE SUMMER IS NO EXCEPTION. THIS HAT IS FROM WAREHOUSE AND I BOUGHT IT COMPLETELY ON A WHIM AND I LOVE IT MORE AND MORE WITH EACH WEAR. IT IS THAT PERFECT FINISHING TOUCH TO ANY SUMMER LOOK AND WILL LOOK BOTH ON HOLIDAY AND SUMMER EVENINGS AND DAY TRIPS ALIKE. 

THE STRAW IN LIGHT BEIGE WITH THE BLACK RIBBON TRIM GIVES A MONOCHROME STATEMENT TO ANY LOOK. IMAGINE THIS HAT WITH A SUMMER MAXI DRESS ON HOLIDAY OR EVEN JUST A BLACK BIKINI WITH A KIMONO OVER THE TOP ON THE BEACH FOR A SUMMER LOOK. THIS IS WHY ACCESSORIES ARE SO IMPORTANT, YOU CAN PUT THEM WITH ANYTHING, ANY TIME OF DAY AND KNOW THEY JUST COMPLETE IT EFFORTLESSLY AND OF COURSE PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND SCALP FROM THE HEAT- BEING A PALE SKINNED REDHEAD I HAVE TO THINK OF THESE THINGS!


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