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Sunday, 2 June 2019

5 Days in Dubrovnik

As a big Game of Thrones fan Dubrovnik was very high on my list of places to go, mainly so I could recreate Cersei's walk of shame *just kidding - or am I...?*.  It definitely lived up to my expectations, so I thought I would put together a little Dubrovnik guide for those of you who are maybe thinking of heading there yourselves.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Is Gymshark worth the hype?

If you're reading this post, chances are you have been sucked into the world of Gymshark by their beautiful athletes, and from seeing everyone on Instagram rocking these insane high-waisted leggings that somehow make every booty look incredible. Well, I'm here to give my honest thoughts and opinions on whether Gymshark is 100% worth the hype.


Spoiler alert - yes it is. If that's all you wanted to know, then there's your answer. There are some things in their collection that I think are better than others, and some ranges that are definitely much more suited to specific figures and workout styles however.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Why you need to add straight leg jeans to your wardrobe

I've always found shopping for jeans extremely difficult and I'm sure I am not the only one! But, I have finally found a style of jeans that I am super comfortable in, and that I feel fit me and my style to a tea.

Up until the past year, you wouldn't have seen me dead in any jeans that weren't extra high waisted, super stretchy and very skinny, but your girl has massively branched out. Now, wearing anything remotely similar to the Topshop Joni jeans is out of my comfort zone and straight leg jeans are at the heart of it. Don't panic though, I definitely have not abandoned the high waisted style - I don't think I ever could! 



Sunday, 21 April 2019

Things you need to know before getting your first tattoo

It's been over 6 months since I visited the lovely Gee for my first tattoo, and I've been meaning to write this blog post ever since. It was the best thing I did in 2018, and my tattoo has massively improved my body confidence and honestly I can't see myself ever regretting it. There are some things however that I think are important to think about and to know before you get your first tattoo, so here goes!


Finding An Artist
Make sure you have found an artist whose work you really love and who you feel that you can trust. I found Gee's work on Instagram after she tattooed Suzie, and as soon as her books opened I knew immediately that I wanted her to tattoo me. Her work was dainty and exactly what I was after. 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

The truth behind the Gucci belt...

If you follow me on Instagram you will have probably seen my Gucci belt featured in near enough every single one of my outfit posts. It's the biggest material purchase I've ever made, and something I thought about for the entire year that I was saving for it - which by the way, I wholeheartedly recommend doing when you are thinking of purchasing something the same cost as a holiday... 


The cost per wear for my belt is probably less than £1 now, and I think that shows just how much I love it. It can dress up even the most simple of outfits, I particularly love how chic it looks with a pair of black straight leg jeans and a black turtle-neck tucked in, but I do also love using it as a waist belt to pull in dresses like this gorgeous one from the Sarah Ashcroft In The Style collection, to accentuate my waist. It's honestly just the most versatile accessory, and instantly makes any outfit look more stylish and expensive. 

Sunday, 24 March 2019

So you want a cartilage piercing...

The trend of having lots of dainty piercings is definitely having a moment, and if you're anything like me, you're probably lusting over all the earring-porn on the Astrid & Miyu Instagram and crying over the fact it costs £55 to get your cartilage pierced at one of their pop-up stores. 



I had my cartilage pierced twice whilst I was at uni - I loved the first one so much, and the piercing shop I went to offered 20% student discount and numbed my ear before piercing, so it was a no-brainer to get a second one. I was totally in love with my piercing collection until about a year ago, when I decided to try to change the earring in my cartilage myself, an action which is in the top 5 of my biggest ever regrets. 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Falling back in love*

this post contains gifted items*
Clickbait title much? Sorry - couldn't help it. I have genuinely fallen in love again recently, just not with a person, with makeup. If you've been following me since the start of my blog you'll know it started as a beauty blog, and predominantly makeup based, but recently I fell out of love with makeup and in love with fashion. You know when you first get a new boyfriend and neglect your friends a little...? Well, makeup was the friend I neglected, and fashion was the new boyfriend. However, the lovely guys at FalseEyelashes.co.uk sent me over some gorgeous new lashes, and it reignited my love for makeup once more.



How gorgeous is this look I created (if I do say so myself...)?! I knew I wanted to use my Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette, alongside my Revolution palette for the warmer pink tones. But whenever I do wear makeup, I always reach for pink tones, so I shook it up a little for this look and added a pop of electric blue and canary yellow. It's definitely not your everyday makeup look, but it does make a statement!


Sunday, 20 January 2019

What you can expect from me this year

Hello strangers, yes - it is me, no - I didn't fall off the face of the earth. This weekend I finally sat down to brainstorm for my blog after having a very inspiring week. On Wednesday I went to a panel discussion by Em Sheldon (@emshelx), Alex Serruys (@alexincolour), Pixie Turner (@pixienutrition) & Lauren Black (@imlaurenblack), which really inspired me to get back into writing my blog. I love writing, so I don't really know why I have resorted to playing Sims 4 at the weekend and complaining to anyone who will listen about my Sunday Blues, rather than writing for my blog. 


Since this is my first post for 2019, I thought that it would be a great idea to outline what you can expect from my blog this year. Believe it or not, my blog started out as a beauty blog, and it has definitely transitioned over the years to be more of a fashion and lifestyle blog that occasionally dips its toes into beauty. Fashion is where my heart is right now, and with so much change needed in the fashion industry, there will be a lot of content on sustainable fashion and rewearing clothes from past seasons - so be prepared to see lots of older clothes in my posts that you won't be able to buy anymore. I will always tag alternatives though if you fancy taking inspo from my outfits. 


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