At the weekend I attempted the 5 product face challenge, where you try to make up your face the best you can using only 5 products. It was a little bit of a mission, I'm not going to lie, but I got there in the end. To find out what products I used and how I got on please watch my video below.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Backpacks seem to be all the rage at the moment and don't seem to be going anywhere. I wasn't in any rush to join in with this trend and if I'm being honest, I'm still not overly keen. And here comes the massive however... However I saw this one in Debenhams a few weeks ago and just had to have it.
This one by Red Herring is a cream boucle stitched design with patent cream edging and faux leather straps. It is definitely not your typical back pack, more on the posher, girly side and it reminds me of something from the 90's. Its boucle/tweed material is very 'Clueless' if you know what I mean. This is the main reason I fell in love with it. Another amazing bonus is that with backpacks you feel so free. Honestly it sounds strange but to not be weighed down on one shoulder by a handbag is a dream. The weight is evenly distributed on your back, which means it feels lighter and there's nothing under your arm, so walking is much more comfortable.
The main reason I don't like backpacks are that they are very inconvenient. When in a shop you have to take it off your back, hold it with one hand, undo the clip, pull out the strap and then root around for your purse. Then shove it all back in, throw it back on your back and then grab your shopping. This is proving very timely and a lot of hassle for me. Also when your walking along I am always scared someone is going to rob me from behind and I wouldn't even know. Although with this one it has got a hard pull strap to undo which I would like to think I would feel if someone tried to get in. Just to be on the safe side I only wear it in the town where I live, I don't think I would go somewhere busy like London.
Overall I love my new backpack and I have been getting a lot of use out of it. I got this for an absolute steal at £10.50 which is the main reason I bought it. Had it been full price at £32 I would have just walked away.
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P.S. What is your opinion on backpacks? Do you love or hate them?
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Last weekend I took a trip to Hadleigh Castle in Essex with Josh and his dog Blade. We had a lovely long walk and I took lots of photo's so I thought I would show you a few.
|Blade playing with his ball|
|Lovely view of Canvey Island and Tilbury...|
|Bit of a nicer view|
|View of Southend and Pier|
|Me experimenting with death of field|
|We were lucky enough to see some war planes going over|
|Rocking the french plaits and double denim|
|Looks like a painting where it's all fuzzy|
|Wouldn't think this was a scary security dog|
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P.S. Sorry for being a bit slack this week, I've been soooo busy!
Friday, 15 August 2014
Dove Advanced Hair Series* is a new hair care range by Dove tailored to different hair types. It is split in to three ranges offering expert care for your hair needs. The three ranges are: Youthful Vitality for aging hair, Oxygen Moisture for fine/flat hair, or Pure Care Dry Oil for dry/dull hair.
Here is a short introduction video
My hair is particularly dry from where I have dyed it a lot, therefore I would probably go for the Pure care dry oil range. This consists of a shampoo, condition, treatment mask, nourishing treatment oil and a restorative treatment oil. These products are infused with African Macadamia oil to deeply nourish your hair, leaving it five times more silkier.
For more information about all the ranges check out the Dove hair care website.
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*This is a sponsored post
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
I was contacted by online clothing brand Chiara Fashion* to take part in their Kimono Style Challenge whereby I had to use one of their Kimono's in 3 different outfits. I chose to do a evening oufit, a festival outfit and a beach outfit. Here is how I styled them.
Outfit 1 - Evening/Going out
|Kimono www.chiarafashion.co.uk/retro-floral-print-fringe-chiffon-kimono-in-orange.html £9.95|
Top - Miss Pap
Jeans - H&M
Heels - New Look (old)
I would wear this outfit for drinks out at a bar. I think jeans and heels always look classy together, the lace crop top shows quite a bit of skin so its nicely counter balanced by the kimono. Its nice to cover up a little bit in the evenings but sometimes you don't want to ruin an outfit by throwing on a cardigan. The kimono feels comfortable yet stylish and is still very light. I love how the rest of the outfit is quite plain but you then have a big splash of colour over the top.
Outfit 2 - Festival
|Headband - Primark|
Top - Topshop
Shorts - Miss Guided (old)
Wellies - Hunters
Outfit 3 - Beach/By the pool
|Swimsuit - Forever 21 (last season)|
Shorts - as above
Sandals - New Look
You can check out Chiara Fashion on their site www.chiarafashion.co.uk or on twitter twitter.com/ChiaraFashion.
They have so many different Kimono's on sale at the moment so grab one now!
Lots of love
P.S. Let me know which one is your favourite outfit or how you would style this kimono?
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Primark Primark Primark!!!!
Here is another haul video for you of a few bits I picked up at the weekend. Notice the bits where I argue with myself over the colour of a bag, get way too happy about the price of a headband and use Ibiza as an adjective! Forgive me for my weirdness!
If you have any questions please leave them down below.
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P.S. Let me know what you like best in the video or what you have picked up in Primark this month?