Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A LITTLE BIT OF AUTUMN

Oh I do love me a bit of Autumn............

Everything just feels that little bit more cosier.  The air is crisp and the leaves are crunchy and beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow and brown.

Autumn is all about fluffy socks//wellies//tartan//brogues//halloween//pumpkin pie//berry lipstick//darker nail polish//hot chocolates by the fire//walks in the woods//bonfire night//apple picking//cinnamon//layering//scarves//hats//mittens

Whats not to love about Autumn.  I'll leave you with some pics of what we've been getting up to so far since the leaves started falling.

 A lovely stroll through the woods
 The perfect leaf

 He's a bit of a pro on his balance  bike now

 Time for a snack break
 "look daddy its the Gruffalo"

 Little piglets at the farm
 Muddy Puddles
 Chief picker


 Umm you've got something on your chin darling
 Tartan scarf from Dorothy Perkins here





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xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES

Heres a round up of what I've been loving throughout September.

Beauty/Cosmetics
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya 42 - I have a couple of these lip butters and they are a dreamy creamy sensation. This colour is definitely my favourite and I wore it pretty much everyday through September. My only problem is I never reapply any of my lip products throughout the day. I put it on in the morning and that's it for the day I'm going to make it my mission to try and reapply throughout October!

Eyelash curlers - it's amazing what a difference curling your eyelashes can do for you. I've recently started doing this again (after being too lazy to do it for a while) and seriously it adds on about 15 seconds to my application routine and makes my lashes look longer and my eyes brighter.  These ones I think I bought from Superdrug donkeys ago!

Haircare

Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo - this gives volume like no other.  I have quite thick hair but it can sometimes look a bit flat at the root. I spray this onto my roots and ruffle it up with my fingertips and voila volumised textured hair. Perfect for my shorter do.


Blogs

Roses and Rolltops - I've been following Rebecca via Instagram since her house was featured in Ideal Home around June time. I then watched her beautiful wedding take shape on 3rd July (the very same day Fletch was diagnosed with T1 diabetes). She started a blog in August documenting her wedding, beautiful house and love of travel and I'm hooked. Rebecca just seems like such a lovely genuine girl.
From Gem with Love - I've followed Gem's blog for YEARS! It was one of the first blogs I started to follow. The best way I can describe Gem is as an English Rose, she is beautiful! Her photography is incredible and I adore the way she writes. She's so real and down to earth and I wish her all the best with her new photography venture.

Fashion/accessories

Black Jeggings Dorothy Perkins  - definitely my most worn item for September. They are so comfy and stretchy and black goes with everything.
Havaianas - As we had the mildest September in history I was able to wear my Havaianas for a large portion of it. These are the BEST flip flops. I have another pair which are years old and still look brand new.

Movie/TV show

New Girl - I had a ton of these on my sky planner to watch (we got a bit caught up with Breaking Bad you see). I love how stupid and funny this is and Zooey Deschanel is my ultimate girl crush


Food/Drink

Butterkist Salted Popcorn - I love salted popcorn with a passion and love nothing more than having shrivelled up lips from all the salt. This stuff usually comes out on movie night (which is typically a Friday or Saturday) Dylan loves sweet though so we have to alternate between the two, marriage is all about compromise after all. Butter popcorn on the other hand is YUK!

Song/Album


Taylor Swift Shake it off - hands down my favourite song of the month. I love the music video too, I've got a lot of time for someone who can take the piss out of themselves.  Taylor can do no wrong in my eyes.


Random

Nose piercing - I had been toying with the idea of getting my nose pierced for a while (it's all Amy from The Little Magpie fault) and I decided it's now or never really as I'm 30 and it kinda seems like a mid life crisis or something but hey whatever, I did it and I love it.
Going Brunette - I said goodbye to the ombre right at the end of September.  It was time for it to go, I felt ready for healthy brunette locks for Autumn and I'm so glad I did because my hair is really thankful for it.

What have you been loving lately?

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xxx




Saturday, 20 September 2014

AUTUMN OUTERWEAR & ACCESSORIES

Autumn Outerwear & Accessories


ASOS pea coat / Zara coat / Red or Dead brogues/ Michael Kors Purse / Kate spade watch / H M woolen shawl/ H M braided scarve/ H M band hat / Topshop fedora hat / Sorel Caribou Boots

Autumn officially starts tomorrow.  I can't believe that summer is over and boy did we have a good one this year.  I managed a good amount of trips to the beach and even had a swim in the sea on more than one occasion.

This year I am a big fan of tan, camel, grey and navy (as you can probably tell from the above set). I am on the hunt for a perfect camel coat.  I really like the ASOS one pictured above but i'm really hoping Zara come out with one as I feel they get coats 'just right' (i mean just look at the lovely grey one).  I've already bought the brogues and am looking forward to styling them with tights and a skirt and skinnies too.  I love the Sorel boots too, I think they are a great alternative to Uggs (I feel like Uggs have been done to death now)

Whats on your autumn wish list?

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xxx


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CAPE CORNWALL

OUTFIT DETAILS - Jeans/Gap-Shirt/Newlook-Vest/Primark-FlipFlops/Havaianas

Last Saturday we took a little trip to St Just and Cape Cornwall and let me tell you something, jeans were a bad choice that day!! It was grey and cloudy when we left and by the time we got there I would have given anything to had been wearing shorts.  It turned out to be such a lovely sunny day.

We had a little stroll around St Just town, had a saffron bun (after trying to figure out how many carbs were in it!) we then made our way down to Priests Cove which is a cute little stony beach with lovely views of Lands End.  The Brison's rocks in the middle of the sea are said to resemble Charles De Gaulle in a bath. Fletcher went on a mission to throw every stone from the beach into the sea......after realising that this would take him an eternity we called it a day and made our way back to the car.  We then drove home to our mansion as pictured above (a girl can dream right!).

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xxx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

AUGUST FAVOURITES

Here's what I've been loving throughout the month of August.  ENJOY!
Beauty/Cosmetics

MAC eyeliner in coffee - I've been really loving wearing absolutely nothing on my eyes other than a nice strong line of this in my waterline along with a few swipes of mascara and a bit of eyebrow wax. Simple and natural looking

La Roche Posay Redermic Eyes - I'm always on the hunt for a great eye cream that reduces wrinkles and dark circles etc (do they actually exist though). I can't tell whether this eye cream does either of the above but I can definitely see that the area around my eyes is a lot less dry so it's obviously moisturising my under eye area pretty good. 
Haircare

Tangleteezer - I really don't know what took me so long to buy one of these considering my hair resembles a birds nest most mornings. I love that the bristles kind of give your head a nice massage too. It brushes through my tangles a breeze.

Tigi Oatmeal & Honey - I used to use this shampoo/conditioner combo years ago but then they stopped making it for a while. I am so happy that it has made a comeback because it smells better than ever and now so does my hair. 

Fashion/Accessories

Embroidered top//F21 - This was featured in my last outfit post and I wore it a lot last month so it really deserved a mention.  It's still available (link) if you fancy one for yourself.

Basic grey tee//H&M - This has probably been my most worn item for the month of August.  I really wish I had it in more colours.  It's such a perfect fit and looks great tucked in or left out.  I really do need to buy more of these.

Movie/TV Show

Breaking Bad - We started watching the box set back in July and REALLY REALLY got into it in August. Were on season 4 now. No spoilers please!! 

Food/Drink

Belvita Breakfast - This is nothing new really, in fact this should be a yearly favourite because I pretty much eat one of these every day as a snack (usually about 10am if you were wondering).  They are soooo tasty.

Song/Album

Ed Sheeran X - I bought this and it has been on repeat ever since. Favourite songs from the album are Don't,Nina, Runaway and obviously Thinking Out Loud

Blogs

Hellofashionblog - I have a bit of a love for fashion mummy bloggers and Christine's blog doesn't disappoint - lots of great fashion inspiration and advice.
girltalkwithlaura - I recently found Laura's blog via her Instagram account.  I love her style and she always finds the nicest things in Primark!!

Random

Even shorter hair - I went for the chop again in August and opted for a much shorter style.  My ends were absolutely fried from all of the bleach and so I thought it was best to get them all snipped off.  I also redyed the brown and left the ends free so that I still had a little subtle ombre going on.  I am absolutely loving having shorter hair, the shorter I go the easier it gets to manage/style. WIN WIN!!

Billion Dollar Brows - I went and had my eyebrows shaped in a salon a few weeks ago (something I haven't done in about 2 years) Eyebrows really do make such a difference to your face shape and I will never neglect them ever again.  I had the billion dollar brow treatment and will be booking up again in September to maintain them. The lovely beautician gave me this little spoolie to brush through my brows every day.  She said it may sound silly but you can actually train your brows to grow in a certain direction if you brush them daily so that's what I'm doing and in fact I think it might be working plus I really like the effect brushing them gives.  Nicely groomed brows!

Wow this post got very hairy towards the end!

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xxx