Friday, 9 October 2015


It's that time of year where we swap our pastels for our plums, bare legs for tights, bikinis for scarves, ice cream for crumble, frappucinos for hot chocolates and so on.

I'm sure I write the same thing every year about my love for autumn! It would seem I really have a thing for those orange crunchy leaves, evenings cosying up by the fire with a hot choc complete with marshys. I tend to switch up my make up in the autumn/winter months opting for plummy hues and it won't be long and the camel coat will be making an appearance.

Some plum products I'm all over at the moment:

Topshop Lip Bullett - Get me Bodied 
Essie Polish - Bahama Mama
M.A.C - Star Violet

What I REALLY love about plum is that it works great with green eyes, Star Violet by M.A.C is one of my favourite eye colours for green eyes, it just makes the eyes pop.  Bahaman Mama by Essie is a classic plum polish which looks good all year round but is particularly nice in Autumn, this is on my toes too.  Topshop Lip Bullet in Get me Bodied is a gorgeous matte berry shade which you can wear as subtle or intense as you like.

What do you love most about Autumn?

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Wella SP Luxe Oil
I was running a bit low on my faithful Moroccan oil and decided to give a cheaper alternative a go. I'm so glad I did because this stuff is fantastic. Does exactly what I expected it to and I'm left with smooth, glossy locks.  It smells like heaven and is cheaper than Moroccan oil and you get a lot more product for that cheaper price too. I think I'm converted. 

LOVING this shampoo and conditioner. I'm pretty lazy with my hair really. I only wash it twice a week and if I'm being totally honest I probably only brush it twice a week too! This combo seems to work with my hair brilliantly and keeps it looking clean for up to 4 days (I sound minging, I know) 

Oh my goodness this feels like silk and smells dreamy, just like the moringa cleansing balm. I've been enjoying applying this every morning before my moisturiser. It makes my face feel ace! Its pricey at £59 but I actually managed to get it free with a promotion that Emma Hardie was running online.

These are amazing little beads of beautifulness that make your washing smell fab. You just chuck em straight into your washing machine or what I like to do is fill little bags of them and hang them up in my wardrobe to keep my clothes smelling fresh. 

This is such a beautiful rich red lipstick. I blame this purchase entirely on Zoella, I'm so influenced by YouTubers!!.  Perfect for Autumn and nights out. 

I actually bought this shirt last year but I've been wearing it to death throughout September and all summer actually. 

I have no idea why I took so long to join the backpack party. Evenly distributed weight across the shoulders and large enough to house all of my crap what's not to love.

Gold Heart Necklace 
This was a present from a great aunt when I was a baby, so that puts it at about 31 years old!!  My mum found it recently and gave it to me and I literally haven't taken it off since.  Its so delicate and simple which is just perfect.


Great British Bake Off - I love this programme so much. I have college on Wednesday evenings so I'm forever catching up on this programme every week.

Friday, 2 October 2015


Flare Jeans-Gap(similar)//Shirt-Mango old(similar style)//Booties-Nine West old

So guys, how do we all feel about flares? Should they stay in the 70's?  I'm not sure i'll ever be ready to let go of my skinny jeans and i'm not sure i'm 100% sold on the whole flare vibe if i'm totally honest but the powers of Polyvore told me that flares were making a bit of a comeback and I remembered that I randomly had a pair (from Gap about 5 years ago) which were actually in my car boot sale pile so I dug them back out and whipped them on...............and do you know what, I kinda like them.  Skinny jeans will always be my number one though but hey maybe from time to time I will throw a bit of 70's into my style.

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Monday, 28 September 2015


So last weekend I barely had time to scratch my arse as we were so busy getting ready for a car-boot sale on the Sunday.  This weekend if i'm being totally honest has been even busier.  I had college all day on Thursday as Dermalogica came to the college to show us their products, how they are used and how we can incorporate them into our facials (I was in skincare heaven).  Dylan made my favourite - pitta bread pizzas - they are mouth wateringly good and a hit with Fletch too//Friday morning I managed to squeeze my workout in, health and fitness is still very important to me and I do try to do my Kayla Itsines workouts 3 times a week.  Fletcher decided to decorate my piano with all of his cars.  Dylan and I watched The Thoery of Everything which I really enjoyed. There was so much I didn't know about Stephen Hawking, what an extraordinary man.

Saturday I was back at college as we are required to do one Saturday a month.  I did my first full manicure and was really pleased with how it turned out, the added bonus was that I also got my nails painted too which was perfect as I was going out that evening.  Saturday evening was "girls night out", we went for a meal (which was not the best) and then got our dancing shoes on and danced the night away, it was a fab evening//Sunday I had the BEST lie-in just what I needed after being up at 6am the previous Sunday! We then took Fletcher to the cinema to watch Paddington for 70p which I also really enjoyed, bought him some new trainers in Schuh and went home and cooked a roast dinner, and yes that is pasta on my plate, I cannot stand roast potatoes.

Next weekend will hopefully be much more relaxed.  I have a birthday lunch for one of my lovely friends on Saturday and other than that no plans so its gonna be nice and chilled.  I can't believe its October next week. I'm hoping to post more frequently as I know its been a little sporadic recently.  I've also got plans to update my blog soon but i'm still in the process of deciding what style I want so watch this space.

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Monday, 14 September 2015


Apples from our apple tree (Dylan reckons he's making cider)//Enchiladas because they are Dylan's fave//A cosy night in listening to the rain hitting the window pane//outfit details, stripes ftw
A really REALLY lovely afternoon spent with my family at Godolphin which is a National Trust site but they had a free open day so we took full advantage of this. We had lunch in the sunshine, a ladybird fell in love with me, we saw thousands of crickets, had a walk around the gardens, admired the flowers and then walked to the top of Godolphin Hill where the 360 degree views where phenomenal.  It was pretty special and I just love spending time with my family.  I think its my favourite thing ever.
Mmmmm comfort food//painting Fletcher's room (goodbye green, it just wasn't working out) I have so many plans for his room, If only I didn't have massive student fees to pay

Not pictured - going to the dentist//more decluttering around the house//working out//watching the film The Guest (it was good) washing & hoovering my car//curry night.

As always I hope you had wonderful weekends.  Until next time.....
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