Monday, 4 May 2015

TRIPLE DENIM

Jeans(Leigh)/Duster Coat-Topshop||Denim Shirt-NewLook||Denim Vans-Schuh

Not being content with double denim I thought I would step it up another level and throw in some denim vans, voila triple denim is born..................too much? Pah what do I care, its 'personal style' after all.  Also I am so in love with my new Topshop duster coat, I've been wearing it to death.

I hope you are all have a fab bank holiday weekend (if you're living in the UK).  Its been pretty rainy here in fact it rained about 2 minutes after taking these photos. Time to do some cleaning now, when it rains I either bake or clean.  I already did the baking thing so cleaning it is!

Come back tomorrow for my weekend snippets post (really loving doing those).

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xxx


Saturday, 2 May 2015

APRIL FAVOURITES


BEAUTY


This shampoo & conditioner is fantastic. It makes my hair feel silky smooth like no other and smells gorgeous. 


I repurchased this in April after not using a serum for a few months and forgot how much I love this stuff. It's like putting a layer of liquid heaven on your skin it's just beautiful. 


I love this so much so that I already know I will be repurchasing it once I've finished it. It's so rich and creamy but doesn't leave an oily residue, it just sinks deep down into the layers of the skin. I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin since using this, it feels much smoother and feels well hydrated. 


Smells gorgeous, nothing like honey though, more of a subtle sweetness which I adore. Makes awesome bubbles too. 


Nothing screams clean like the smell of Dove and I've been loving using both of these products together. Every now and then I catch a whiff of myself smelling soapy clean and I just love it. 


I've owned a couple of white nail polishes in the past and this one by Models Own is hands down the best. It's super white and shiny and leaves a perfect finish after 2 coats unlike some others which can take 3 or 4 goes! I've been loving this on my toes (still trying to give my fingernails a little break) 


I do love this little lip crayons. You can go as intense or subtle as you like. This is a classic red stain and lasts all day, no joke!! I put this on in the morning and it's still there when I get home from work.  It's a classic shade that I imagine would suit most people.

NON BEAUTY

TOPSHOP DUSTER COAT

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and am absolutely in love with it! It's a really lovely lightweight material perfect for spring/summer and the colour is a lovely stone grey with a hint of purple. It's beautiful and had to be in my faves. In fact Topshop alone should be in my favourites as I am loving EVERYTHING in there at the moment! The coat is sold out online but its still available in some stores.  I've linked it for you to check stock at your local store.


I have been after a red stripe t shirt for quite some time and was quite particular about how I wanted it to look (had to be short sleeve, loose, not too long) and this one ticked all of those boxes. I can see this still being in my wardrobe in 10 years time. Simple and classic. 


I wore this in my Taylor Swift Shake it Off style post and I love it so much. I love the sleeve length and the fact it has a slightly higher neck without being a total turtle neck (I don't really get on with turtle necks). I think I want this in other colours. 


I've been loving this for quite some time and felt like it deserved a mention. I spread it on rye Ryvita for a taste sensation. 

DIVERGENT

This film was soooooo good. I definitely wish I had watched Insurgent in the cinema now but I'll just have to wait until it comes out on DVD instead. It's a SciFi film with a love story and a really hot guy, that's all you need to know.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I'm loving. 
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xxx

Monday, 27 April 2015

WEEKEND SNIPPETS

This weekend was SO much better than last and it really made me think, no matter how bad your life may feel at that moment in time, that feeling doesn't last forever and the moment will pass eventually.  I really hope I can remember this the next time i'm feeling low.
Standard breakfast, porridge and vitamins//Always working out//Dominos with my friends Amy & Steph.  Its always a pleasure meeting up with these two and we always seem to have the weirdest chats.
Tea + toast in our his and hers mugs//Baking some tasty blueberry breakfast muffins
Having the most amazing spa evening at the Headland Hotel in Newquay. We booked the girls night in package and it was incredible, the VIP suite was filled with lots of nibbles and the most delicious chocolate brownies I have ever had.  Hands down the best Spa I have ever been to.
Matching my perfume to my top//Taking a stroll around Burncoose Gardens.  It was so pretty and made me want a little orange tree for my kitchen window.

Taking a little trip to Bodmin Jail, somebody fell asleep on the car journey//A honeymania bubble bath....AMAZING//Fresh sheets and a good read of my book.

I hope you all had fantastic weekends.  Mine was considerably better than last weekend.
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xxx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

SHAKE IT OFF - RECREATE THE LOOK

Ok so I know this song was released like ages ago but I loved the video so much and thought Taylor Swift looked effortlessly chic in her all black ensemble and I knew that I wanted to recreate this look one day. Taylor is the queen of the cat eye and red lip combo so I incorporated this also.  The top is a recent purchase from Topshop and the sleeves are that perfect, flattering length cutting off at the elbow.  I also wore my hair straight, which I NEVER do!

Top-Topshop||Jeans-Hollister(Ryan)||Shoes-Dorothy Perkins
On my face - Rimmel Perfect Match in 101 Classic Ivory||Benefit Hoola||Mac Ladyblush||Benefit High Beam||Mac Prep & Prime Highlight in light boost (under eyes)||Virgin & Naked from the naked palette||Loreal Superliner||Benefit Roller Lash Macara||M.A.C-Ruby Woo

Im still not convinced about my hair being poker straight you know.  I think it needs texture!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Mine is already shaping up to be better than last week.

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xxx



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

HOW I KEEP MY HAIR HEALTHY

This year I made it one of my resolutions to really look after my hair. I've been sporting the long bob (lob) for quite some time now and thought I'd try and grow it out to and even longer bob. I have been getting regular trims every 8 weeks (much better than my twice a year haircuts) I have completely stopped using my hairdryer and letting my hair dry naturally. I've also been trying to grow my natural colour out and haven't dyed my hair for almost 7 months now. I starting taking Biotin over a month ago which is doing magical things to the condition of my hair.

Here are the products I am currently using to keep my hair in the best condition possible. 


WASHING//TREATING

Redken Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner - Amazing stuff, smells great and makes my hair feel as smooth as silk
Kerastase Nutri Thermique Masque - I use this once a week as a deep conditioning mask.  It smells great
Charles Worthington Strength-Repair Heat Defence Spray - I use this every time I wash my hair even though I let my hair dry naturally.  I do use GHD's though so this helps protect my hair
Tangle Teezer - A miracle brush

STYLING

Moroccan Oil - Its the smallest little bottle but a little goes a long way and it smells incredible 
Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray - I love this stuff A LOT and use it on most days. It gives the most amazing volume.
COLAB Extreme volume dry shampoo - My new favourite dry shampoo.  It smells great and is perfect for in between washes.
Tresemme Hair Spray - Hairspray is hairspray is hairspray.  I get whatever's the cheapest.  This one is pretty good.

And to end this post I will leave you with my hairspiration.  This is what we are aiming for guys!!
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xxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A WEEKEND I'D RATHER FORGET


Sorry these are the only snippets of my weekend this week as it was a pretty bad one.  Don't get me wrong, the weather was beautiful and my daffodils smelt amazing but my poor little boy spent the best part of the weekend hypo with no explanation really.

It got pretty scary on Friday when it took 4 hours to finally bring his bloods back to a good enough level. We almost had to inject him with Glucagon (which is a gigantic needle filled with fast acting sugar, almost like an adrenaline shot btw) we even got the needle out ready to stick it in his leg when one last check of his bloods confirmed he had gone back up to target!  Saturday and Sunday was spent pretty much the same, in hypo hell, checking his blood a million times a day, running out of blood test strips and having to make an emergency visit to Boots 24hr pharmacy, checking him every 2 hours through the night. I got a bit teary and ridiculously anxious about the whole situation and ended up making myself poorly on Monday and today and had to take time off work, something that I NEVER do!  To date I have only had 3 days off sick in the last 14 years!............I know, I deserve an award or something!! My mum looked after me today and brought me tea and toast in bed and looked after Fletcher whilst I got some rest. Mum's are the best aren't they.  I don't know what I would do without mine.

Thankfully I'm feeling much better now as is Fletcher after seeing his paediatric endocrinologist yesterday and making lots of changes to his insulin levels.  Its back to work for me tomorrow and hopefully life can start to feel normal for us all again.  Dylan has been amazing the last couple of days.  He literally looked after the both of us yesterday and had to do everything as I just needed to be in bed and I know he feels just as exhausted as I do, so thanks to my wonderful husband, you're pretty amazing.

Keep Smiling
xxx