Monday, 17 July 2017

TAKING SOME "YOU TIME"


HOPEFULLY I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON OUT THERE BUT WHEN SEASONS CHANGE IT DOES CERTAINLY NOT AGREE WITH MY SKIN. MY SKIN HAS BEEN AWFUL THE PAST FEW WEEKS IT DOES NOT LIKE CHANGE LIKE MYSELF, SO PROBLEMATIC SKIN HAS BEEN WELL AND TRULY THE THEME OF THE MONTH. 

IT IS SO ANNOYING HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT HAVING BAD SKIN WHEN YOU WAKE UP CAN CHANGE YOUR MOOD FOR THE WHOLE DAY. IF I HAVE SPOTS OR A BREAKOUT THEN I FEEL INCREDIBLY SELF CONSCIOUS UNTIL THEY HEAL. I KNOW THAT NO BODY ELSE PROBABLY EVEN NOTICES THEM BUT TO ME MY SKIN HAS BEEN DRY, OILY AND JUST LOOKED DULL WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF ENLARGED PORES. SO WHEN MOLLY FROM CLINIQUE INVITED ME TO BOOTS IN NORWICH CHAPPLEFIELD FOR SOME "YOU TIME" I JUMPED, HOPPED, AND SKIPPED AT THE CHANCE.  

I LOVE A PAMPERING, ESPECIALLY WHEN I DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING MYSELF, AND I CAN JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX AND LEARNING AND TRYING OUT NEW PRODUCTS JUST MAKES IT THAT LITTLE BIT MORE EXCITING AND INTERESTING. I AM GETTING A LOT BETTER AT TRYING NEW SKINCARE AND MAKE UP AS IT MAKES APPLYING MAKE UP JUST THAT LITTLE BIT MORE EXCITING. PLUS IT IS NICE TO SEE AN IMPROVEMENT IN YOUR SKINS APPEARANCE WITH NEW PRODUCTS AND TO TRY NEW MAKE UP PRODUCTS TOO TO MIX THINGS UP. IT IS SO EASY TO GET STUCK IN A RUT WHEN IT COMES TO MAKE UP AND BECOME A LITTLE ROBOTIC WITH APPLYING YOUR MAKE UP EXACTLY THE SAME DAY IN, DAY OUT. EVERY ONE NEEDS A LITTLE MIX UP.






YOU TIME IS A FREE SERVICE OFFERED ON ALL CLINIQUE COUNTERS THAT IS TAILORED TO YOU AND WHAT YOU ARE NEEDING GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT WITH IN REGARDS TO YOUR SKINCARE, MAKE UP OR JUST WHAT LIP COLOUR WOULD LOOK AMAZING ON YOU. DEPENDANT ON WHICH AREA YOU WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON YOUR SESSION CAN LAST FROM TEN MINUTES UP TO A WHOLE HOUR BASED ON WHAT YOUR QUERIES, QUESTIONS OR WHAT AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON. 

THERE ARE 7 PACKAGES:

PICK YOUR POUT- FIND OUT WHICH COLOURS AND PRODUCTS WOULD LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR LUSCIOUS LIPS

IN A WINK- FIND OUT WHICH EYE COLOURS AND PRODUCTS WILL MAKE THOSE EYES STAND OUT FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

BROWS ON THE GO- FIND OUT THE BEST WAYS TO FRAME AND DEFINE YOUR BEST AND OFTEN MOST FORGOTTEN FEATURE

HEALTHY SKIN- FIND OUT THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING IT'S BEST AT ALL TIMES AND WHAT WILL WORK FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

INSTA GLOW- ENERGISE YOUR SKIN AND GET IT LOOKING BACK TO FULL RADIANCY

FLAWLESS FIRST- FIND OUT HOW TO GET THAT FLAWLESS YET EFFORTLESS SKIN THAT EVERYBODY CRAVES

FULL CONSULTATION- SKINCARE, MAKE UP, BROWS.. THE WORKS AND FULL TRANSFORMATION, MAKING YOU LEAVE A WHOLE NEW WOMAN 



I WENT FOR THE FULL CONSULTATION AND TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE AS I REALLY WANTED TO GIVE MY SKIN ALL THE BENEFITS THAT THE CLINIQUE PRODUCTS OF SKINCARE AND MAKE UP HAD TO OFFER ME. 

WE DISCUSSED MY SKINS EXISTING STATE AND CONDITION AND WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE, WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR AND EXPECTING FROM THE PRODUCTS. HOW LONG I HAVE TO GET READY ON A DAILY BASIS. ALL THE KEY FACTORS WHICH NEED TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN TRIALLING OUT NEW PRODUCTS AS YOU HAVE TO BE REALISTIC IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST FROM THEM AND MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS. IF YOU BUY THE WRONG ONES THE CHANCES ARE YOU WILL NEVER USE THEM AND THEY WILL ULTIMATELY END UP BEING A WASTE OF MONEY SAT AT EITHER THE BOTTOM OF A DRAWER OR ON A SHELF GATHERING DUST. 

WE THEN WENT THROUGH MAKE UP, AND WHAT WOULD WORK BEST FOR ME AND HOW USING THESE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MY NEW SKINCARE WOULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO MY SKINS APPEARANCE. 


MY TWO FAVOURITE PRODUCTS:

BRONZER IN "GINGER POP"


ANYTHING WITH GINGER IN THE NAME IS A WINNER FOR ME. BE IT COCKTAILS, FOOD, DRINKS, AND NOW MAKE UP PRODUCTS. I JUST FIND MYSELF INSTANTLY LOVING THEM. YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT YOUR HAIR COLOUR AFTER ALL. 

NO BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THIS BRONZER IS BEAUTFIUL, IT IS THE PERFECT BRONZER TO CREATE THAT SUNKISSED ILLUSION THAT WE ALL DESIRE ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHERE YOU HAVE TO FAKE THE FACT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ON HOLIDAY BUT STILL DESIRE THAT GOLDEN GODDESS RADIANCY. AND JUST HOW CUTE IS THE FLORAL EMBOSSED DESIGN. CUTE!!!!

THEN MY NEXT FAVOURITE WAS THIS CHUBBY PLUMP AND SHINE LIP COLOUR. 


CLINIQUE ARE KNOWN FOR THERE CHUBBY PENCILS AND IT IS SO EASY TO SEE WHY AS THEY ARE SO HANDY, SO EASY TO USE AND ARE PACKED WITH PIGMENT. THIS SHADE IS SUPER STRAWBERRY AND IS TO DIE FOR. 

THE PENCIL APPLICATOR MAKES IT SO EASY TO APPLY, AND SO CONVENIENT TO CARRY IN YOUR HANDBAG, ONE THING I LOVE IS SOMETHING EASY TO CARRY AROUND AND HAS MINIMAL TOUCH UPS. THIS COLOUR IS PERFECT FOR BOTH DAY TIME AND NIGHT TIME AND BECAUSE THIS IS SO PIGMENTED IT NEEDED ONLY ONE TOP UP THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. RESULT! 


THANK YOU SO MUCH MOLLY AND THE GIRLS AT CLINIQUE IN BOOTS, NORWICH FOR INVITING ME AND OFFERING ME A LITTLE BIT OF ME TIME. MY SKIN IS SINCERELY THANKFUL AS IT IS BACK TO IT'S FORMER GLOWY RADIANCE THAT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR A LONG TIME NOW. 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BIT OF ME TIME YOURSELF THEN HEAD TO YOUR NEAREST CLINIQUE COUNTER AND BOOK YOURSELF AND YOUR SKIN IN FOR A TREAT. 

CLINIQUE WEBSITE

CLINIQUE BOOTS INSTAGRAM-  "@CLINIQUE_BOOTSNORWICH"

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE



"STYLE  IS NOT ABOUT SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY ON DESIGNER CLOTHES. STYLE IS NOT ABOUT SLIMMING DOWN FOR THE LATEST TRENDS. STYLE IS NOT ABOUT PLEASING OTHERS. STYLE IS SIMPLY EMBRACING YOUR TASTE. STYLE IS ALL ABOUT SHOWING OFF YOUR BEST ACCESSORY- YOUR MIND."

I LOVE THIS QUOTE, IT RINGS SO TRUE TO ME. I WEAR WHAT I LOVE, WHAT MAKES ME FEEL HAPPY AND I DO IT ALL FOR ME. NOT TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE ME, NOT TO GET COMPLIMENTS, BUT TO SHOW PEOPLE THE REAL ME, THE MOOD I AM IN AND WHO I AM WITHOUT EVEN OPENING MY MOUTH. 

THE WAY YOU DRESS AND PRESENT YOURSELF SPEAKS INCREDIBLY HIGHLY ABOUT YOURSELF. IT IS OTHER'S FIRST IMPRESSION ON YOU, IT IS THE WAY YOU SHOW THE WORLD WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE THING. IT HAS TAKEN ME A LONG TIME TO EMBRACE BEING DIFFERENT AND TO EMBRACE STANDING OUT. FOR THE WHOLE OF MY CHILDHOOD I LONGED TO BLEND IN, TO BE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE AND TO NOT BE THE OVERWEIGHT, SPOTTY KID WITH BRIGHT ORANGE HAIR THAT I WAS. BUT NOW, I AM ME. I WILL NOT CHANGE. THERE IS NO ONE ELSE I CAN BE, NO ONE ELSE I WOULD RATHER BE AND NO ONE ELSE I AM BETTER AT BEING. SO WHY CHANGE? EVERYONE IS INDIVIDUAL, EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN STORY, LIKES, DISLIKES, HOBBIES AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES US ALL SO INTERESTING. SO WHY TRY AND BLEND IN AND DRESS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE? WHICH IS ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY I AM WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE IN THESE ZEBRA PRINT HEELS....



WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I HATED BEING DIFFERENT, BUT NOW I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT EMBRACE IT. I EMBRACE MY QUIRKS, MY FLAWS, MY IMPERFECTIONS. DO YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME ME. I AM INDIVIDUAL AND I WILL NOT CHANGE FOR ANYONE. 

I LOVE TO BE BOLD WITH MY FASHION CHOICES. BEING BOLD TO ME ALLOWS ME TO STAND OUT, ALLOWS PEOPLE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME AND WHO I AM AS A PERSON WITHOUT ME MUTTERING A SINGLE WORD. I AM LIKE EVERY OTHER GIRL I AM SURE. SOME DAYS I WAKE UP AND I AM IN FULL GLITTER, SPARKLES AND PINK GIRLY GIRL MODE, AND OTHERS I WANT TO BE GRUNDY, EDGEY AND TO ADORN MY MOST ROCK CHICK CLOTHES. ALL OF MY FASHION CHOICES ARE DEPENDANT ON MY MOOD, THE WAY I WAKE UP, THE WAY I FEEL AND ARE DETERMINED ON HOW I FEEL THAT DAY. 

SO AS YOU CAN GUESS, LAST SATURDAY WHEN I WORE THESE BEAUTIES, WELL I WAS FEELING VERY ANIMALISTIC. 

I LOVE BOLD SHOES, SHOES TO ME ARE MY GO TO PURCHASE OF THE PAST FEW MONTHS. IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED ME ON YOUTUBE FOR A WHILE YOU WILL KNOW I HAVE BEEN IN A MAJOR FASHION RUT THAT I CAN NOT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET OUT OF. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. I JUST CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING I LIKE, NOTHING IS INSPIRING ME AND I HAVEN'T BOUGHT ANY ACTUAL CLOTHES FOR A GOOD FEW WEEKS. I THINK MY LOCAL COURIER DELIVERY MEN ARE GETTING WORRIED FOR THE SAFETY OF THERE JOBS AS THEY ARE NORMALLY EACH AT MY HOUSE SOMETIMES THREE TIMES A WEEK. YES, I AM A SHOPAHOLIC BUT I HAVE WELL AND TRULY BEEN LETTING THE TEAM DOWN FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. WHEREAS SHOES ON THE OTHER HAND I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF.

SHOES HAVE NEVER REALLY BEEN MY THING. I CAN TAKE THEM OR LEAVE THEM AND THEY ARE NORMALLY A LAST THOUGHT WHEN I AM OUT SHOPPING. BUT RECENTLY THEY ARE ALL I HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO. ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE QUIRKY, BOLD AND MAKE A HUGE STATEMENT WHICH THESE ZEBRA BEAUTIES DO WITH EASE. 



WHAT MAKES THESE SHOES EVEN BETTER IS THAT THEY WERE IN THE TOPSHOP SALE FOR JUST £30. I HAD EYED THEM UP WHEN THEY WERE FULL PRICE BUT DID NOT BUY THEM AS IF I AM HONEST THEY WERE TOO MUCH MONEY. WHEN IT COMES TO A BOLD SHOE LIKE THESE THEY CAN BE A HIT OR MISS ADDITION TO YOUR WARDROBE. IN THE RESPECT THEY WILL EITHER GO WITH EVERYTHING AND YOU CAN NOT IMAGINE YOUR WARDROBE WITHOUT THEM OR YOU WEAR THEM ONCE AND THEY GATHER DUST AT THE BACK OF YOUR CLOSET NEVER TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN. I HAVE TO SAY THESE WERE MOST CERTAINLY AN ITEM THAT I WILL BE GETTING A LOT OF WEAR OUT OF AS THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK AN AMAZING FEATURE POINT TO SO MANY DAY AND EVENING LOOKS IN THE SUMMER AND THROUGH TO WINTER. IMAGINE THESE SHOES WTH MY LEOPARD PRINT COAT. YES YES YES. ALL OVER THAT!!!!

THEY ARE A REALLY OOD HEEL HEIGHT TOO WHICH MAKES THEM PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION, AND ALSO DUE TO THE THICKNESS OF THE HEEL THEY ARE ALSO SO COMFORTABLE. I LOVE A COMFORTABLE, YET STYLISH PAIR OF SHOES YOU CAN THROW ON AND KNOW YOU WON'T BE IN AGONY IN HALF AN HOURS TIME. SHOES LIKE THAT ARE CERTAINLY RARE THATS FOR SURE.

I AM LOVING WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE, THAT IS FOR SURE!



SHOE LINK:

TOPSHOP (NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN ZEBRA- CHECK YOUR LOCAL STORE SO I HAVE LINKED THE BLACK VERSION)

Saturday, 8 July 2017

SPREAD YOUR WINGS MY LITTLE BUTTERFLY




LAST FRIDAY I BROUGHT OUT MY INNER POP DIVA AND WENT AND WATCHED LITTLE MIX AT NEWMARKET RACES. 

WOW JUST WOW.



NOW  I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF LITTLE MIX EVER SINCE SEEING THEM AND VOTING FOR THEM EVERY WEEK ON THE X FACTOR, SO I HAVE GROWN UP WITH THEIR MUSIC AND STRONG GIRL POWER MESSAGE. I AM A SIMILAR AGE TO THEM SO I FEEL LIKE I HAVE GROWN UP WITH THEM. SOME OF THEIR SONGS HAVE HELPED ME THROUGH SOME OF MY OWN PERSONAL ISSUES THAT HAVE FACED ME AND HELPED ME TO EMBRACE BEING A STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN AND TO NOT LET THINGS GET ME DOWN.


NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER THAT A SONG OR SONG LYRICS HAVE ON YOUR MOOD. I MEAN, IT IS THE REASON BEFORE A NIGHT OUT YOU PUT SOME GOOD DANCE FUELLED TUNES ON, THE REASON WHY WHEN YOU ARE SAD YOU LISTEN TO "DON'T WANNA BE ALL BY MYSELF.. ANYMOREEEEEE" ON. NOT FORGETTING THE REASON WHY WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ROMANTIC YOU PLAY SLOW MUSIC, YEAH YOU GET THE POINT. WHICH IS WHY MUSIC IS HIGHLY UNDERESTIMATED BUT IS A HUGE PART OF OUR LIVES AND A HUGE FACTOR IN THE WAY WE FEEL A CERTAIN WAY WHEN LISTENING TO IT. SO AS A HUGE GIRL POWER WOMAN MYSELF, NATURALLY LITTLE MIX ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BANDS TO LISTEN TO. 



LITTLE MIX ARE NOT THE REGULAR GIRL BAND THAT JUST SING ABOUT HEARTBREAK AND FALLING IN LOVE, THEY ARE ABOUT PROMOTING EACH OTHER, RAISING EACH OTHER UP AND BEING STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN. AMEN! 


SO WHAT WAS I GOING TO WEAR TO SUCH AN EVENT? I HAD TO STAND OUT, NATURALLY. I HAD TO MAKE AN IMPACT, NATURALLY AND I HAD TO EMBRACE BEING A WOMAN. ALSO THERE WAS A STRONG POTENTIAL I WOULD BE ONE OF THE OLDEST THERE SO I HAD TO LOOK YOUTHFUL AT THE SAME TIME. 

SO SEQUIN MINI DRESS IT WAS. I MEAN WHAT ELSE WOULD I WEAR?

SO THIS DRESS IS FROM PRETTY LITTLE THING, DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT! I FELT LIKE A FESTIVAL VERSION OF A DISCO BALL. I KNOW IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAY BUT I LOVE IT. FOR ME, IT WAS PERFECT FOR A CONCERT WITH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BANDS.  

I LOVE THE MULTI COLOURS AND THE VIBRANT TONES, IT IS THE DIFFERENT SIZED SEQUINS, THE SPARKLINESS, I MEAN YOU GUYS KNOW I AM A MAGPIE SO FOR ME THIS IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE INDULGENT INTO THAT SIDE OF MY PERSONALITY. AS IT HAS A DEEP V NECK I DID ADD A BLACK BRALET UNDERNEATH TO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING SOMETHING EXTRA BUT APART FROM THAT THIS DRESS DOES ALL THE TALKING FOR ITSELF. 

I THREW ON A LIGHT WASH DENIM SHIRT OVER THE TOP AS THE BRITISH WEATHER IS SO UNPREDICTABLE AND I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE- SAYING THAT AS SOON AS WE GOT INTO NEWMARKET IT RAINED, SO I MUST HAVE KNOWN! 

FOR MY BAG, OBVIOUSLY IT WAS GOING TO BE LILY. LILY IS MY GO TO BAG THAT I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IN THE SUMMER MONTHS, SHE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, ALWAYS COMPLIMENTS EVERY OUTFIT WITH EASE. I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITHOUT HER IN MY WARDROBE, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. IT FITS EVERYTHING IN IT I NEED, CAMERA, PURSE, KEYS, 10 LIPSTICKS, 10 GLOSSES OHH AND A CONCEALER, PLUS LOOK HOW PRETTY IN PINK SHE IS! 

THEN LASTLY FOR SHOES I WENT FOR MY BLACK HEELED BOOTS FROM PRIMARK. THESE BOOTS CARRY ME ALL YEAR ROUND, AND AS THE CONCERT WAS ON GRASS, THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GOING TO WEAR HEELS, POTENTIALLY FALLING OVER AND BREAKING A BONE. OR EVEN WORSE RUINING A PAIR OF HEELS. PERISH THE THOUGHT! THEN UNDERNEATH TO ADD A LITTLE PUNK EDGE I PUT ON SOME FISH-NET SOCKS ALSO FROM PRIMARK. 


OUTFIT DETAILS:

DRESS- PRETTY LITTLE THING (NO LONGER ONLINE SO TAGGED SIMILAR)
SHIRT- PRIMARK
BOOTS- PRIMARK
SOCKS- PRIMARK



Friday, 7 July 2017

CHARLOTTE TILBURY IS ONE AT JARROLDS


SOME DAYS I LITERALLY HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF. WEDNESDAY WAS MOST CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE DAYS. 

I WAS INVITED TO ATTEND THE CHARLOTTE TILBURY 1ST BIRTHDAY EVENT AT JARROLDS IN NORWICH. THE LEAD MAKE UP ARTIST FOR CHARLOTTE TILBURY WAS GOING TO BE THERE OFFERING TIPS, TRICKS AND DEMONSTRATING AND APPLYING ALL THE AMAZING PRODUCTS. WHAT A GREAT EVENT TO BE A PART OF AND INVITED TO. ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR OVER TWO YEARS NOW I DON'T THINK BEING OFFERED THESE AMAZING EXPERIENCES WILL EVER BE "JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS". I AM ALWAYS SO OVERWHELMED, THANKFUL, EXCITED AND NERVOUS BEFORE EACH ONE. 

JARROLDS IS A FAMILY RUN DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE HEART OF NORWICH, THAT THRIVES ON ALLOWING EVERYONE THE OPPORTUNITY OF LUXURY ALL UNDER ONE ROOF WITHOUT HAVING TO HEAD TO LONDON. I LOVE A DEPARTMENT STORE, EVERYTHING ALL UNDER ONE ROOF, NO GOING FROM SHOP TO SHOP. PERFECT!

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JARROLDS IS THERE IS SUCH AN ECLECTIC MIX OF WELL KNOWN DESIGNER BRANDS AND LABELS WITH A FEW UNKNOWN LOCAL UP AND COMING DEVELOPING BRANDS THROWN INTO THE MIX. 

I LOVE SUPPORTING LOCAL-ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE HANDMADE OR HOMEMADE, BUT IN THE SAME BREATH I AM A SELF CONFESSED LABEL ADDICT. SO FOR ME, WHENEVER I AM IN NEED OF ANYTHING JARROLDS IS THE PLACE I GO TO FIRST. WHAT ALSO MAKES JARROLDS SO ATTRACTIVE AND APPEALING IS THAT ALL AGES CAN SHOP THERE, FEELING COMFORTABLE FIRST AND FOREMOST. 


BOTH OF MY PARENTS ALSO LOVE JARROLDS, IT IS SO RARE TO FIND A STORE THAT ALL AGE RANGES AND GENDERS ENJOY VISITING. EVEN MY DAD WILL GO IN JARROLDS, NOW HE HATES SHOPPING, BUT INSISTS ON COMING.. WHY DO MEN DO THAT? 

SO A SHOPPING TRIP NORMALLY RESORTS IN HIM OFTEN JUST WANDERING OFF, SO DO I AND THEN MY MUM TAKES SUIT. THEN WE ALL MEET EACH OTHER FOR A CUP OF TEA AND A CHEESE SCONE AFTERWARDS. BELIEVE ME IT IS LESS STRESSFUL FOR EVERYONE THIS WAY WHILST OUT SHOPPING AS A FAMILY.

 I AM A SELF CONFESSED SHOPAHOLIC BUT BOTH MY PARENTS ARE SO INDECISIVE AND LIKE TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING, COMPARE IT, SEE WHAT OTHER OPTIONS THERE ARE, NORMALLY RESULTING IN GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL ITEM THEY LOOKED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE! WHICH CAN BE, LET'S JUST SAY....IT CAN BE EXTENSIVELY PAINFUL TO SAY THE LEAST. WHEREAS I GO IN, SCAN THE SHOP, GET WHAT I WANT AN LEAVE. PLUS WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN THINGS WE GO SHOPPING FOR AND NEITHER OF US IDEALLY WANT TO JUST STARE AIMLESSLY AT THINGS THE OTHER IS LOOKING TO BUY, WHICH IS WHY DEPARTMENT STORE SHOPPING IS PERFECT FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY

SO CHARLOTTE TILBURY..

AS A FELLOW REDHEAD CHARLOTTE TILBURY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAKE UP ARTIST I HAVE FOLLOWED AND ADMIRED, I MEAN COME ON US REDHEADS HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER. THIS WOMAN HAS WORKED ON SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL FACES IN THE CELEBRITY WORLD , THEREFORE SHE REALLY IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.  SO WHEN I WAS OFFERED THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY MEET HER LEAD MAKE UP ARTIST BUT HAVE MY MAKE UP APPLIED BY HER I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE AND COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK. 

ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I LOVE CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAKE UP IS THE PACKAGING, HOW PRETTY DOES THIS ALL LOOK. ALL ROSE GOLD BEAUTIFULNESS. HOW STUNNING. ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS, I KNOW THIS MIGHT SOUND SLIGHTLY SNOBBY BUT I LOVE WHEN I GET OUT A LIPSTICK THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR THE PACKAGING TO LOOK NICE. VERY OFTEN LUXURY BEAUTY IS A WAY OF BUYING INTO A BRAND WITHOUT THE HEFTY PRICE TAGS THAT COME WITH FASHION ITEMS. SO IT IS A FAIRLY INEXPENSIVE WAY OF BUYING INTO YOUR FAVOURITE AND MOST DESIRED BRANDS WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.

THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING PRODUCTS IN THE CHARLOTTE TILBURY RANGE. SOME BRANDS, AS I AM SURE YOU KNOW FOCUS ON EITHER SKINCARE OR BEAUTY. WHEREAS WHAT IS NICE IS THAT THERE IS AN EVEN DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN THE TWO THAT WORK IN PERFECT HARMONY TOGETHER TO CREATE THAT DEWY, GLOWING, RADIANT SKIN WITH A KILLER POPPING LIP AND EYE TO MATCH. 

ONCE I HAD HAD A LITTLE PLAY AROUND WITH THE PRODUCTS I WAS TAKEN TO A GLAMOROUS ONE ON ONE MAKE UP APPLICATION WITH FRIDA GIRONI,

WHO IS LIKE I SAID BEFORE THE LEAD MAKE UP ARTIST AND WORKS IN SELFRIDGES IN LONDON, THE FLAGSHIP STORE. 




FRIDA APPLIED MY MAKE UP AND SKIN CARE STEP BY STEP, EXPLAINING ALL THE PRODUCTS THOROUGHLY, WHY TO APPLY THEM IN THIS ORDER, WHAT INGREDIENTS THEY CONTAINED AND WHY. SHE WAS INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGABLE WHICH PUT ME AT EASE INSTANTLY. OH AND THE FACT HER MAKE UP WAS STUNNING I KNEW I WAS IN GOOD HANDS. 

I CAN BE INCREDIBLY FUNNY WITH MY MAKE UP, I MEAN I HAVE HAD THIS FACE FOR 25 YEARS AND I KNOW MY IMPERFECTIONS, FLAWS AND I KNOW HOW TO MAKE THEM AND MYSELF LOOK THERE BEST, SO PUTTING MY FACE IN SOMEONE ELSES HANDS WHO HAS ONLY JUST MET ME IS HIGHLY DAUNTING IN MY OPINION. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO MY BROWS. 

EYEBROWS TO ME ARE WHAT FRAME YOUR FACE, IF THEY ARE SLIGHTLY NOT HOW I  NORMALLY FILL THEM IN THEN MY FACE LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. BEING A REDHEAD IT HAS TAKEN ME A LONG TIME TO FIND A PRODUCT THAT IS NOT TOO BLONDE OR BROWN AND MADE FOR REDHEADS. SEE IT IS ALL THESE THINGS THAT IF YOU ARE BLONDE OR DARK YOU TAKE FOR ADVANTAGE. GINGER STRUGGLES RIGHT THERE! 

SAYING THAT THOUGH, I LOVE SOMEONE ELSE APPLYING MY MAKE UP AS TO THEM YOU ARE A BLANK CANVAS, A NEW FACE TO PAINT AND LIKE MYSELF I AM SURE A LOT OF YOU READING THIS WILL HAVE GOT CAUGHT IN A RUT WITH YOUR MAKE UP, APPLYING THE SAME PRODUCTS IN THE SAME ROUTINE, ALSO ALWAYS GOING FOR THE SAME TEXTURES, COLOURS AND WHAT YOU HAVE GOT USED TO. SO IT IS REALLY NICE AND REFRESHING TO HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON HOW SOMEONE ELSE PERCEIVES YOU AND HOW THEY LOOK AT YOUR AND YOUR FEATURES. 



TO ME, MY LASHES ARE MY BIGGEST WEAKNESS. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING A REDHEAD. THE FRECKLES, THE SKIN TONE,  THE FAIR HAIR ON YOUR LEGS- SO IF YOU FORGET TO SHAVE ONE DAY, AS LONG AS YOU AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO WING IT, THE FRECKLES... OH YEAH I MENTIONED THAT. BUT ONE THING I REALLY DO NOT ENJOY IS THE FACT I CAN LOOK SLIGHTLY LIKE A BALD MOLE MAKE UP FREE.

 MY LASHES ARE INVISIBLE. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY TRANSPARENT.  BUT FRIDA CONSTANTLY COMPLIMENTED ME ON THERE LENGTH, WHICH I SUPPOSE I HAVE NEVER PAID ATTENTION TO AS I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO THE COLOUR OF THEM RATHER THAN THE LENGTH. SO NOW SEEING MY LASHES WITHOUT MY FALSE LASHES I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO BE MORE INCLINED TO DO MY MAKE UP MORE OFTEN WITHOUT THE FINISH OF MY PRECIOUS LASHES. 

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PRODUCTS SHE USED ON MY SKIN WAS THE CLEANSER CALLED MULTI- MIRACLE GLOW. IT SMELT SO NICE, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF FRAGRANCE THAT WAS NOT TOO OVER POWERING AT ALL. IT FELT SO LUXURIOUS AS SOON AS IT WAS APPLIED TO MY SKIN, THICK, CREAMY AND FELT LIKE A REAL PAMPERING TREAT. THIS PRODUCT IS MUTI-USE, SO IT CAN NOT ONLY BE USED AS A CLEANSER, MAKE UP REMOVER BUT CAN ALSO BE APPLIED AS A FACE MASK. MULTI USE PRODUCTS ARE MY FAVOURITE TYPE OF PRODUCTS AS IT SAVES TIME, EFFORT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SPACE ON MY VANITY TABLE. AND ONE THING I LOVE DO LOVE IS A GOOD PAMPER, A NIGHT IN, BOX SET ON AND PYJAMAS, HAIR AND FACE MASK AND A BAR OF CHOCOLATE, PERFECT! SO THIS WILL BE DEFINITELY BE TOP OF MY LIST OF ITEMS TO PURCHASE ON MY NEXT PAY DAY. 

ANOTHER PRODUCT I REALLY DID LIKE AND ALSO ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO BUY IS THE HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR PALETTE. I HAVE A REAL THING FOR HIGHLIGHTER AT THE MOMENT. IN THE SUMMER I THINK EVERYONE IS AFTER THAT GLOWY HIGHLIGHT ON FLEEK LOOK AND THE PALETTE FRIDA USED ON ME GAVE ME GLOW FOR DAYS! IT WAS THE PERFECT MIX OF GLOW, SHIMMER AND MOST IMPORTANTLY EMPHASISED MY CHEEK BONES AND MADE THEM STAND OUT WITH EASE. 



I HONESTLY HAD THE BEST TIME ON WEDNESDAY, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, EYE OPENING AND MADE ME WANT TO BUY LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT WAS USED ON MY FACE. 

THIS LOOK IS CERTAINLY DIFFERENT TO MY NORMAL LOOK I TEND TO GO FOR, BUT CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS THE REST. IT IS NICE TO LOOK AT THINGS FROM A NEW FRESHER FACED PERSPECTIVE. ONE THING I WILL DEFINITELY TAKE FROM THIS IS THAT IT IS OKAY TO NOT GO OUT WITH MY LASHES ON. I MOST CERTAINLY LOOK YOUNGER AND IT MAKES MY GREEN EYES STAND OUT EVEN MORE WITHOUT MY THICK BLACK COMFORT BLANKETS, SO MAYBE ON A DAYTIME I WILL OPT FOR A NO FALSE LASH LOOK. 

I ALSO REALLY ENJOYED THE GLOWY FINISH THAT WAS ACHIEVED BY THESE PRODUCTS. I AM NORMALLY A MATTE SKIN FINISH GIRL AS I HAVE OILY SKIN SO I LIKE TO MATTE IT ALL WITH POWDER, BUT I LOVED THE GLOWY, MEDIUM COVERAGE THAT THE PRODUCTS ACHIEVED. THIS LOOK HAS DEFINITELY OPENED UP MY EYES IN MORE WAY THAN ONE. I TEND TO HAVE THE SAME MAKE UP WHETHER IT IS DAYTIME OR NIGHT TIME, I DON'T TEND TO DEVIATE. BUT THIS HAS MADE ME CONSIDER THAT MY DAYTIME LOOK COULD BE A LITTLE LIGHTER AND DEWY AND TO KEEP THOSE LASHES AND FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATIONS AND CONCEALERS FOR NIGHT TIME USE ONLY. 

I WANT TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO NOT ONLY FRIDA FOR APPLYING MY MAKE UP FOR ME AND DOING AN AMAZING JOB BUT FOR JARROLDS FOR INVITING ME. I HAD THE MOST AMAZING AFTERNOON DRINKING PROSECCO, PLAYING AROUND WITH MAKE UP, MEETING INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN, WHICH ALLOWED ME TO OPEN UP MY EYES TO A NEW WAY OF WEARING MY MAKE UP, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY INTRODUCING ME TO SOME NEW ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS TO MY MAKE UP AND SKINCARE ROUTINE.





LINKS:


FRIDA'S INSTAGRAM- @REDLIPADDICTED

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

SHAPING UP WITH SHAPESHIFTER


One of the amazing perks that comes with being a blogger is the amazing events I get the opportunity to attend. I never take what I do for advantage as I love it, and to me it never feels like a chore or a job, I am writing about what I love, what makes me happy and I am just so grateful that you guys all enjoy reading about my experiences, watching my videos and want to come along for the ride. 

One of the amazing events that I get invited to frequently are the Urban Decay ones. They are an evening of make up, cocktails and just having a general great girls night seeing all the new launches and being well and truly inspired in every sense of the word. 

Urban decay has been a brand that has been in my make up bag for as long as I can remember. I doubt there is not one of you that does not own at least one item from them. Normally it is an eyeshadow palette. They are to die for. The colour combinations along with the variety and the pigment concentration is second to none. The colour in the palette is the colour you get. Which is one of the many reasons they are so successful. 

The naked palettes are every girls holy grail products that always work, whatever the occasion, event or whether it be day or night, there is something for everyone and all situations. 



Now they are bringing out and launching more skincare and face make up products for us to try and they are at the same standard as the naked palettes believe me. I use the naked concealer every single day and it lightens, brightens and covers up those pesky imperfections with ease! 

So the two latest additions are the Shapeshifter pallete and the afterglow highlight palette. 



Just look at that glow. One thing this girl loves is a highlight so this is going to give me that Highlight on fleek look with EASEEE!!! 

Look at the shimmer, the colours, the combinations that this could give you. I am normally a bronzed girl, but that pink is catching my eye for sure. My favourite I have to say is either, ahhh who am I kidding, they are all amazing. There is always normally at least one colour or shade in a palette that never gets used. But with this one I don't think I would have that issue. Darker shades you could use on holiday on your collar bones to make them pop, the lighter shades on your cheekbones and the pink either on your tear duct to give that wide eyed look or on the apples of your cheeks for a dewy "undone" look. 

The other new release is the new naked skin shapeshifter palette that is great for on the go. Highlighting and contouring has become big business and no girls make up is complete without the transforming abilities that a little bit of darkening and lightening can do to the appearance of our faces. Which is why this palette is going to be every girls new best friend. 


The main selling point about this palette is it's appeal and adaptability to every single girl and everyones level of make up skills. With it's book like slimline design makes it so easy to carry around and perfect for those touch ups on the go. 

One side is full of cream products for contouring and highlighting and the other is powders. Some girls like a dewy finish, so you would naturally chose the cream products and others are more accustomed to powders and a matte finish. But sometimes you want to try something new and even a bit of mix and match, making this perfect for both day and night.

Both the powders and creams are so easy and effortless to blend and are an easily buildable formula so dependant on the look and coverage you desire there is something for you. I am most certainly normally a powder girl but I would love to try this out and see if I could be converted. I think a dewy sun kissed face of freckles with a creamy highlight would look amazing! 


I just wanted to thank Jess again for inviting me to this launch, I had an amazing time and I can not wait for the next one. Fingers crossed it will be for the new "Naked heat" palette. Now that palette is goals! Go and check it out, and then head straight to your nearest Urban Decay and reserve one as I don't think these will be on the shelves for long with all the hype on social media. Yes to burnt oranges and reds. Ginger hair and red and orange toned eyeshadow, I can't even deal...


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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

All hail Halier haircare


Like every girl out there I lust after longer, fuller thicker hair. I mean come on, every girl crushes over these girls all filling our Instagram feeds with their thick, volumous hair that bounces and sways in the wind right? If only my hair was like that. But in reality with the amount of heat damage I put my hair through I am surprised I have any hair if I am honest, so I am always in the quest for a haircare brand that will put the life back into my hair and restore it to it's natural radiance before I ruined it with heat and styling constantly.

Yes my hair is getting longer by the day, and it is now nearly at the length I want it to be, but you have to be able to maintain that thickness and nourished hair look, no one wants rats tails. We have all witnessed woman or young girls in the street who have super long hair that they can sit on, and as your eyes wander down. BANG. LOOK AT THOSE ENDS!!! Not nice at all. Now I am very in tune when it comes to hair that looks scruffy, I don't know why, it is just my thing. So when I see this I literally want to run up to the girl and offer them a free hair cut. Just because your hair is long does not mean you can forget to cut it and maintain it. I would rather have thick short hair than fine, limp less long hair with hideous dead ends. Hope you don't all think I am being "judgy" but that is just the way I am. 

Rant over. 

So any product that offers me potentially longer, thicker hair due to a hair stimulating formula, consider me in! 


Halier is a Polish brand that is slowly being introduced into the UK. Now like I have mentioned so many times on my blog and Instagram I love trying out new products, new brands and discovering things before everyone else. I hate being a sheep and avoid it at all costs, especially when it comes to my two main loves. Beauty and fashion. So when I discovered this brand I thought I had best try it out and (fingers crossed) let it wave it's magic wand on my ginger locks. 


I am a lot more sceptical when it comes to new hair products as I have such fine hair it does not take a great deal to make it appear limp and just ugh, so I tend to stick to what I do know, what I love and what works for me. But this shampoo, conditioner along with the supplements blew me away. 

Firstly they smell amazing, no chemical smell at all, and not a generic floral scent either. What is it that all haircare and skincare brands think we either want to smell like a giant flower or an item of food. Why? Just why? 

So anyway, like with all shampoo and conditioners I shampoo twice and then finish off by adding a layer of conditioner to my end for nourishment. Then I have also been taking the supplements in addition to maximise the products potential. I can honestly say my hair has never been in such good condition. It has also now got more bounce and life too, which is always welcome. Another amazing thing about all the products was that they gave me so much shine! I literally have not stopped swaying and flicking my hair since I started using it. I actually think I am a model in a hair care advert when I have freshly washed hair. 

The packaging I really love too, I am a sucker for anything that is packaged well. I mean, it has got to look good in my bathroom or dressing table, and if it doesn't then the chances are it will be shoved in the back of a draw or cupboard never to see the light of day and to be used again. The simple white and blue packaging gives off a very chic, simple look that would catch anyones eyes when they wonder in to your bathroom. I don't know about you, but I always have little nosey to see what other people use. I would be proud for anyone to see these hair products in my bathroom. They scream "This girl takes care of her hair and is a proper grown up". This comes from the girl who up until a few months ago was using Loreal kids. Yes, I am really 25, so this is a much more mature and more age appropriate shampoo to have by the side of my shower. 

The ease of a pump on both the products also allows you to use only the amount you desire, not half the bottle like a lot of other brands. Once that product is in your hands you have to use it, there is no getting that back in however much you try!

The one thing every girl must know about achieving longer hair is to nourish and look after the hair you already own. As soon as your hair leaves your scalp it is dead and therefore you can put it through any constraint you chose. Thank god for that or my hair would be screaming and me and leaving me in agony the amount of heat and pulling about I put my hair through in order to style mine every single day. So regular hair cuts and masks are essential to reaching your hair length goals. 

Overall I am extremely happy with the latest additions to my hair care. They smell beautiful, make my hair appear thicker, shinier, fuller and are in turn helping me to grow my hair even longer. If you are looking for a new shampoo and conditioner and are after longer tresses too then you need to try this! 

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Olive Overtones


Redheads and olive green is a match made in heaven. There are certain colours that compliment skin tones to perfection and ginger hair and greens, well they are my combo! Then when I add my Gucci beauty, well need I say anymore. Just look at this outfit, is it not just dreamy? 

I have a thing for this brand at the moment, I love undiscovered brands that other people do not necessarily buy from. I am unique in my fashion, I hate following the crowds, so buying clothes that other people definitely will not be wearing makes them even more special. I mean, who doesn't dread going to an event or a party and someone else wearing the same thing as you, and even dare I say it wearing it better than you, and styling it in a completely different, even better way. Yes, I hear the gasps. The feeling is mutual. 

This dress is from Never Fully Dressed, now if you have read my blog recently you will know just how much I love them, the added bonus is that all the items come in one size, so that you know they are going to fit. I love the oversized fit of this, it makes me look even slimmer than I am, and due to the cowl neck back gives it a really laid back, chic vibe. 

I decided to wear if off the shoulder, there is something so sexy about a woman's collar bone. As soon as my collar bone is out I feel so much more womanly and slimmer. I don't know why, but it is just something I find. Because of the exposed collar bone and the short length of the dress, the long sleeves with rouched tie up cuffs are a very welcome addition and make you feel a bit more classy with all that skin on show. 



I love this fabric, satin is my favourite fabric at the moment, it is so breathable, so flattering and as soon as you feel the smooth texture on your skin you feel mature, grown up and most importantly the sexy factor is ramped well and truly off the scale. 

Now, this dress will fit anyone from a size 6 to a size 14 so on my petite frame a belt was needed so that I didn't end up drowning in fabric. Now, which belt would I chose.. hmmm decisions! NOT!!! 


Obviously, it is my little Gucci Number. What else would I chose, come off it, this belt is going to not come off my waist for months to come! 

It is the perfect accessory, plain, simple and effortless. This belt is going to compliment and finish off every outfit with ease and make the most simple basic jeans and white tee combo look dreamy! 


Then to finish off my outfit I bought some new heels from Topshop. Now there was a sad event this week I have to tell you about. My beloved black strappy heels, the thick Topshop strapped heels I am sure you all know the ones. Well sadly we had to split ways as they broke on me. Yes, tears were shed. I have worn these heels so many times, they were my ride or die heels that were the most comfortable 
shoes I have ever owned. But sadly they are now in shoe heaven, so these are their replacements. 

They are very similar to my beloved scrappy sandals, and are just as comfortable so I am sure they will be an incredibly suitable replacement that will last me a long time and go with numerous outfits over the next coming months. 



Outfit Details:

Dress- Never Fully Dressed- No longer online

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Redheads can't wear red? I disagree!


When I was younger I was told redheads couldn't wear red.. hmm I disagree. I think redheads look BANGING in red. Especially red and white palm print satin! 

Who is loving the sunshine at the moment? YEEESSSS to Summer heat!! 

 I am always happier when it is sunny and when a girls night with my best friend in the whole world is on the cards Natalie is even happier! When a girls night of cocktails is on the horizon I knew I needed to find a sexy little number that would be perfect. My best friend Charlotte loves getting all glammed up as much as I do, so it is an excuse to get those glad rags on and to take some selfies! Does anyone else love getting ready for a girls night just as much as actually going out? 


This is not a dress like you would assume, it is a top and skirt co ord but doesn't it look beautiful together. I love a co ord especially when it comes to holiday packing. They are just an effortless way of getting more than one way of wearing an item. Just imagine this top with denim shorts and flatforms in the Summer, and then this skirt with a white cami and some killer heels on a Summers evening. Making them a fail proof packing option.

This skirt is so beautiful, one thing with clothing from Never Fully Dressed is that they are normally one size fits all. Which is perfect as there is no problem with finding a size that will fit you, you order it and know it will fit. Both of these items are so easily adapted to any size figure or shape due to the draw string detail on the blouse and the wrap around fit of the skirt. Also because they are so easily adapted they are incredibly flattering as you can pull them in as tight as you want to, making them so figure hugging showing off all those curves. 

The v neck neckline of the blouse is so flattering, I love a deep v neck, having literally zero boobs I just find they give me a look that shows off my petiteness, being not well endowed definitely has some perks, this being one of them as you never have to worry about falling out of them as there is nothing to fall out. Every cloud and all that.



The luxurious satin fabric of this set also adds an extra ooze of glamour. I love the feel of satin on my skin, I instantly feel sexy and like a princess. Isn't it funny how some fabrics as soon as you wear them you feel instantly lifted and so much more attractive. I mean, put a thick wool jumper on and then satin or silk item on straight after and man do you feel like a completely different woman! 

The slight bat wing on the sleeves is also a really nice addition to the blouse, it gives out some slight Spanish seƱorita vibes, felt like that red flamingo girl emoji. 

Then to finish off I stole my best friends heels that she bought to go with one of her outfit options and didn't end up wearing. Love when that happens, ended up with a new pair of shoes for the evening. I needed a new pair of black heels as mine are literally on there last legs. These are from Boohoo, and Charlotte said she wore them for a matter of an hour and was crippled in pain but I wanted to wear them as they looked perfect with my outfit. They were high, and after about 5 hours I did have to take them off and walk bare foot, but hey no one saw that! 

For my hair, I have worn my hair up so many times recently so I went for a really full and thick messy waves look to add a bit more volume. 




Monday, 12 June 2017

Got that Gucci thing going on


How has another week been and gone and we are now nearly half way through June.. erm excuse me can this year please just slow down a bit please?! 

So anyway unless you have been living under a rock for the past week or don't follow me on social media at all, then you will know that I bought myself the fashion must have on every instagrammers wish list a couple of weeks ago to celebrate making the top 20 young bloggers. The Gucci belt. 

So naturally when it was girls night on Saturday when lots of cocktails on the cards I had to wear it and show you all the first of many ways in which I am planning to style this beautiful new staple in my closet. 

Like I said on my YouTube channel I will be wearing this all the time, at every given opportunity. Not because I want to get my moneys worth, because DAMMNNN it was expensive girl! But because I genuinely just love it and think it is going to be my go to item for this Summer and Winter, and Spring.. Okay, okay all year round. So hello Gucci belt and welcome to your first Ginger Natalie outfit blog post.


As it was girls cocktail night I wanted to feel uber glam but without having to get everything out on show as I did certainly not want to take any attention of my beloved new Gucci belt. I have been wearing culottes and trousers a lot recently so I didn't want to go for that choice again. Skinny jeans I just wasn't feeling, so my extremely ripped mom jeans were going to be chosen. I love these jeans more than life. What I love most about them is that they rip more and more with every wear. Also they show off my toned legs that I work so hard for without them being completely out on show. Sadly my holiday tan has completely gone now so out comes the fake bake! 

The acid wash along with the baggy mom fit of these jeans contrasts the chicness and formal feel of the belt. I mean come on, this belt is going to literally look amazing with whatever I put it with but I want to push the boundaries and wear it with something super casual on the bottom and these jeans are definitely that. 

To add another texture to the look I rolled the hems up on them and then added this seasons Natalie heels the green Zara metallic courts. That pop of colour adds that wow factor to an otherwise fairly monocromatic look. Guess what, they are super comfortable too, as soon as I put a pair of heels on and get the old legs out that is it. GLAM NATALIE HAS ARRIVED!!!! 




As feminine as a pair of killer heels make me feel I wanted something really flirty and fun to complete my look which is where this bodysuit from Pretty Little Thing comes in perfectly. I bought this last year I think and one good thing about being majorly flat chested is low cut bodysuits. I mean, if there is nothing there to fall out of your top then might as well make the most of it. 

This bodysuit has been on so many holidays with me as it makes me feel super glamorous, flirty and a bit cheeky if I am honest. Your outfit is the first thing people see when you meet them so you need to make a good impression and let them know a little bit about you without even needing to open your mouth. I would like to say this outfit would say to people.. hmmm let me think..

Glamorous, girly, extremely feminine with an addiction for all things fashion. Well that is what I hope this outfit would say. 


Then the bag. Now if you ave followed me for a while you know how much I am a sucker for a bit of designer arm candy. But I didn't want to go all out there and be a walking talking designer billboard for labels so I went for my cute new raffia bag from Zara. Just how cute is this bag and all for just £30. 

This bag I originally bought for my next holiday as I was in desperate need for a beach bag but I have to say this has been upgraded to a evening bag. Another great thing is that it has a drawstring lining, which enables you to secure all your items without people seeing what you are carrying. I am extremely naive when it comes to things like that so that is a huge bonus. 

Another thing.. just look at those cute pom poms. This bag is going to be that Summer go to bag so expect to see it a lot over the Summer. 

 

Outfit Details

Bodysuit- Pretty Little Thing (No longer available)
Jeans- Topshop (No longer available)
Bag- Zara (No longer online)