Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fashion - Embracing what makes me different as a Fashion blogger





Hey lovelies,

I've had this post floating about in my head for a while, what makes my blog unique? in a sea of fashion blogs, what makes me different? When you think fashion blogger, what sort of person do you imagine them to be? before I became a fashion blogger, I thought young (mid twenties), slim frame, relatively tall, lived in a big city eg, London, Manchester, and had plenty of money to spend on fashion and camera equipment.


What makes me different?


Now I realise there are all sorts of fashion bloggers out there, all with different body types, different styles, in locations from cities to rural countryside and that's ok! Who wants to look at a sea of photo's that all look the same when scrolling through Instagram, or reading blogs? I know I don't, I'm sick of influencer xxx on a yacht in the med in her size 6 bikini that cost over a £100, or the same Gucci belt and bag outfits shot in locations I can only dream of!


Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

I wanna see women like me, women who shop in Topshop or who have massive saved lists on Asos. Women who look for quiet places to take outfit pictures cause you feel a tit getting all posy and shit in front of strangers. I prefer bloggers who have there own style, a way of dressing that doesn't make them a clone, whose photographic style is there own, and who is unique.

Cause you feel like a tit getting all posy and shit in front of strangers


That's what I aim to be, ME, with my unique style, and my unique look. Yes I'm pretty short, I'm not a size 6, and I'm certainly not twenty something but you know what that's ok, I'm ME.

That's what makes blogging different from conventional fashion journalism, you get a real person's take on trends and styles, rather than those unrealistic guides in magazines that require you to have a shit tonne of money, and look like a fashion victim in impractical, and outlandish outfits.  


Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

So that's what I'm gonna do, I'm just gonna plod on sharing my favourite outfits, shot in not particularly glamorous locations and hope people like them, saying that how amazing is Oxburgh Hall as a backdrop? I think we don't always remember that we have these little gems in our countryside.


Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger
 Baker boy hat - Accessorize
Pink Top - Newlook
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins (old)
Boots - Public Desire (old)
Backpack - Zara
Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger

Fashion blogger





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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Beauty - Revlon colorstay brow pencil in soft black




Revlon colorstay brow pencil in soft black

Hey lovelies,

There are a few things I struggle with, getting trousers that fit, applying eyeliner and not eating a whole pack of chocolate fingers in one go, but I digress, I also have trouble getting brow products, it seems many brands think if you have very dark eyebrows you don't need brow products, well hold your horses we do, yeah I might not need as much help as someone with very fair brows but I still like to give my brows a boost.

Recently I ran out of my usual brow pencil, one that I was reasonably satisfied with, but wasn't available to buy where I live, so I needed something I could pick up in superdrug, and I needed it ASAP. There I discovered a brow pencil that has changed my life, well that's a bit dramatic I guess, but I do love it so.

Revlon colorstay brow pencil in soft black, is a double ended product with a twist up angled gel pencil one end and a brow brush on the other, making it super easy for me to fill in and define my brows and give them a little brush through and tidy up. The pencil is super soft and angled meaning it's perfect for filling in gaps, and for me the colour is spot on, it really is black black, unlike most other brow products I have tried.


Revlon colorstay brow pencil in soft black


Revlon colorstay brow pencil in soft black

For me this gives a natural fuller looking brow, with minimal effort and I am all about that life.

If like me you have dark brows I would highly recommend picking this up next time you are out makeup shopping, and even if you haven't the formula is so nice I'm confident it would be good in any shade.





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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Beauty- Leighton Denny Time Repair anti- aging hand therapy




Leighton Denny Time Repair anti- aging hand therapy

Leighton Denny Time Repair anti- aging hand therapy

Hey lovelies,

Hand cream used to be something I never really thought about, it was something your mum used and made your hands all sticky....Fast forward to be a grown up and hand cream is a product I use on a regular basis and even more so come Autumn and into Winter, the weather gets cooler, our homes are centrally heated and that equals dry skin. 

What interested me about Leighton Denny's Time Repair anti - ageing hand therapy* is it works not only on hands but nails to, so it's a double whammy a cream that treats two problems at the same time, I'm all about that life. The Time repair hand therapy not only makes your hands really soft with no sign of stickiness insight it also helps to treat and repair ridges in your nails.

This cream contains all the good stuff, from Argan oil, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it also smells pretty good to, which is probably down to the cocoa and shea butter, and the sweet almond, plum and avocado oil, this cream really packs a punch when it comes to nourishing ingredients, and that shows, my hands feel so soft and they look more hydrated, kinda smoother looking.

As you may be able to tell, I really like this hand cream and highly recommend giving it a whirl, if you are looking for a new hand cream to try. 

The Leighton Denny anti aging hand therapy is available from  Leighton Denny  for £14 for 75ml.


Leighton Denny Time Repair anti- aging hand therapy





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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Fashion - Why it's ok to not have the money to buy new clothes every week, even as a Fashion blogger








Hey lovelies,

I have always been interested in fashion, as a youngster, I had a tab on my mums catalogue, so I could order new clothes and pay them off weekly when I got paid from my Saturday job.


 Anyone else do that?  


My love of fashion has grown from there, sometimes with pretty disastrous results, we can all look back at old photo's and think WTF was I thinking, or just me?? Anyway I digress, sometimes I've had spare money to splash out and sometimes I have been skint, but of course I still wanna look on trend I still wanna wear different outfits and as a blogger I still want fresh and exciting content, but let's get real here.....
I just do not have the fundage to make orders from the new in section on Asos every week or pop in Topshop and drop a few hundred quid on those pieces everyone is talking about. I can dream but for me that is not a reality. 







If there is one thing being skint has taught me, it's to appreciate what I do have and make those pieces I love work harder. Try that top with a different pair of jeans or maybe with a skirt, those trousers will look cool with those boots, you get the picture use your imagination and style things up in a different way to how you "normally" wear them. The possibilities are endless and the amount of "new" outfits you can create will surprise you. Maybe check out pinterest or Instagram for style ideas, then take a look at what you have I bet you will be surprised at how many outfits with a nod to certain current trends you can make, without splashing the cash on an entire new season wardrobe.




Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat

Baker boy hat
 Skirt - Sainsbury (old)
Shirt - Topshop (old)
Vans - Office
Sunglasses - Ted Baker ( Stansted)
Baker boy - Accessorize
Baker boy hat

When you do have a bit of money to spend, think about what you buy before rushing to get rid of your cash in frenzied excitement, look through what you have, what gaps do you have in your collection, will that piece your pinning after fit in with your existing clothes? or are you gonna struggle to make multiple outfits.

The outfit I'm wearing in these shots is by know means ground breaking, and yes you have probably seen all the items on multiple occasions, but that's the point, yes these are not all new, but you know what I'm gonna make them work. I've never worn this shirt with this skirt and you know what it's got me excited to plan new outfits to see just what I can create.

I would 100% recommend delving into your wardrobe and seeing what "new" outfits you too can create.........Cause until my bank balance has an injection of cash, or multiple fashion brands what to work with me, I have know choice!

Oh and can we mention, I do have one new piece, yes I have a baker boy hat and yes it is cliche, but I'm in love with it, I had a voucher that I was so excited to spend, I knew I wanted to try a baker boy hat, I'm not sure I'm cool enough but I'm gonna roll with it........





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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Travel - Catching the Winter Sun


Hoilday Gems

Hey lovelies,

As you may know, if you have read my recent post Our Greek island adventure Kos, or you follow me on Instagram, where I spammed my feed constantly with holiday photos, and I'm not even sorry, I have recently returned from my Summer holidays, and let me tell you since my return I have had some serious holiday blues. I am defo a Summer girl at heart and boy do I miss the Sun, the beaches and the adventure that we had while we were away.

So this got me to thinking about where I would next seek the sun and get my fix of sunshine and adventure. A winter sun holiday is always something I have wanted to do, I love the idea of getting away and leaving the British weather behind for a week or two, and feeling pretty smug while I'm at it, at everyone else at home, where it gets dark at 4pm and it's pretty much always raining.

I have recently discovered a new website offering low cost holidays, with destinations right up my street Holiday Gems, offers your regular destinations such as the Canaries, Malta & Spain, but the destination the really got me interested is Cape Verde, I have heard a few people mention Cape Verde but didn't know to much about it, but since seeing it on Holiday Gems, I have done some digging and it's really peaked my interest .

Not only is it not to far away (6 hours) it  seems to offer it all from warm sunny winter temperatures, idyllic beaches, to history and adventure. Me and my husband have really got into exploring the local area and culture when we visit a new place. From what I have read Cape Verde has plenty to offer including island hopping and Trekking as well as of course a bit of good old fashioned relaxation, which is something we all crave on a trip away.

Cape Verde is a group of islands of the west coast of Africa, which means it enjoys all year round sunshine and you don't have a massive time difference only an hour, so no jet lag to deal with either. Could this place sound anymore perfect?

Right I'm off to buy a lottery ticket, all this talk of holidays has got me itching to book my next flight.

Where is your ultimate destination to catch the Winter sun?



* This post is in collaboration with Holiday Gems, but all wonderlust is indeed my own!
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