Sunday, 21 February 2016

PayDay Wishlist

So pay day is slowly approaching (really slow) and of course I have already been mentally making a list of everything I need in my life as soon as my account gets a much needed update. I’ve been quite good saving money recently so I think a pay day treat is in order. I love this time of year when everything starts getting a bit more summery and gets me super excited for the sunnier season! Summer is my favourite as it usually means holidays, lighter nights and the best clothes.

I’ve got a bad obsession for a neutral palette and anything nude, khaki, camel – I want you. Thrown in with some black, white and grey, these are my go-to colours. I desperately need some new jeans and I thought instead of going for the usual black/denim shades, these Topshop Joni jeans in khaki will be ideal for a wardrobe update. They also have them in camel too which are super nice. Misguided have obviously made my wish list with these grey Biker Ponte Leggings and the nude Ribbed Midi Dress. I think these are great basics that will look good dressed up or down. I basically live in leggings so these are absolute staples for my wardrobe. 

I'm heading to Jamaica this summer (woop!) so I need to start getting some swimwear for my vaycay and I've already fallen in love with this Brown Lace Up Swimsuit from River Island. It's super chic and although I don't wear swimsuits a lot on holiday I think it's nice to have at least one with me just in case I want to cover up a bit more. I also love the new caps in at La Moda, especially the Sprung Khaki Faux Suede Cap. This cap comes in lots of different colours but I'm really into khaki at the moment and I think this would look nice with sleek straight hair and some gold hoops. 

I'm so happy Zara have started bringing out some new bags for Spring Summer and I have already got my sights set on this beaut Tan Leather Tote Bag. I really like shopper tote bags as I always carry around loads of crap with me and this one even has a cute patterned pouch to keep all the important stuff in - ideal bag. As a bit of a sneaker head, I do love a new pair of trainers and I really want to get my mitts on the Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm in the dusty pink colour. I think Reebok classics are quite literally a classic trainer and I love that all things retro are now back in fashion. Last but not least is this Adidas Trefoil Sweatshirt in plain and simple, black. I feel like you can't really go wrong with an originals sweater and it is something I can see myself wearing to death as its so easy to wear and will go with most casual outfits. 

So that's my list for payday! Roll on next week!

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Milk & Blush Quad Weft

Isn’t it just a dream when you find the product you have been looking for, in for what feels like forever? There aren’t many things that make me happier than having thick and healthy hair, which in the past, my hair has sometimes struggled with. I’ve been pretty brutal on my hair in the past... Lots of bleach, glue in extensions (WHY), back combing and lots of heat from straighteners and curlers. Basically, my hair isn’t what it once was. My mum was always telling me how I shouldn’t have damaged my hair so much as it used to be so thick and healthy. But me being me, never listened and here we are today…

I’ve always loved wearing extensions which initially was to increase the length of my hair. I had a massive chop when I was at uni when the gradual bob was all the rage, which you would think would make my hair really healthy again, however as I was still throwing a load of bleach on it, it wasn’t really improving the condition of my hair and it wasn’t growing either. I eventually decided to go back to my natural dark roots and added extensions back in again. I have always worn clip in extensions as I like being able to take my extensions in and out when I please. I don’t really like sleeping in them so I definitely know that this is the option for me when it comes to the best extensions for my hair.

I have tried numerous types/brands of extensions and some have been awful, some have been average and very few have been amazing. At this point I think I wanted both thickness and length to help my hair so I was using full head packs of extensions until my hair was at a length I was happy with. I decided to make a conscious effort to look after my hair to get it back to a state that was close to what it once was and with less heat and hair oil (I swear by these rules), my hair actually got back to a good length and much better condition. However, my hair is still growing from neglect from clip in extensions which were too heavy on my hair and pulled my hair out which basically pulled out a huge chunk of my hair at the bottom of my head (I know, I’m an idiot). I then decided to stop putting in as many extensions and as the length was where I wanted it, I was now just wanting the extra bit of thickness, especially for nights out and when I wanted to get glammed up.

This is where I found Milk & Blush (formerly DTY Looks) for amazing extensions. I have bought extensions from this brand a few times now and the quality of hair is brilliant (100% Remy Human Hair) and I absolutely swear by it now. I always use the Milk & Blush quad extensions in the longest length, 20-22 inches. The quad weft is made up of four lines of extensions but as they are all on one set of clips you escape the heavy pulling on your hair and still get the desired volume and thickness. I put mine just across my head usually in line with my ears and instantly feel such a difference in the thickness of my hair. The extensions blend really well too as they are a similar length to my natural hair, which is great. Not only am I always super impressed with the quality of the hair, the packaging is pretty too. The hair comes in a fully sealed pouch and kept tangle free in a hair net. Milk & Blush also provide you with a very helpful care guide for all the hair products they sell, giving you lots of tips and advice of how to care and maintain your extensions. 

I've also found that the team at Milk & Blush are extremely helpful and offer a great customer service. When I was buying my first pack of hair from Milk & Blush, I was emailing the customer service team who advised me on what colour would be best for me to get as it's sometimes quite hard to see when buying online. I sent a few pictures of my hair across and I was matched with the perfect colour! Just what you want really. This hair really is just the dreamiest hair and I would highly recommend them to anyone! I've linked below my quad extensions if you are looking for some extra volume in your life. They also offer a lot more than just quad extensions so if you are after a full head, an ombré kit (yes how amazing!) or even just a hair piece, make sure you check them out! 

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Sunday, 10 January 2016


Bodysuit - Boohoo//Skirt & Shoes- Missguided

As you can already guess, I'm pretty besotted with a nude palette and one of my favourite combos is a white and nude outfit. I got this bodysuit from Boohoo a while back for my work Christmas party but as it's quite revealing, I had to do a quick last minute resort to a trusty LBD. I love this bodysuit but felt it definitely came under the NSFW category. Knowing my luck I would have had a Janet Jackson moment and then had to face everyone on Monday...not the one! It's definitely one for a girls night or date night with the boy. It comes in a few colours if white isn't for you but I thought this shade would go best with my beloved nude skirt from Missguided. This skirt is one of my most worn wardrobe items as its a great basic piece that works well dressed up or down. I have this in quite a few colours as its so affordable and a great staple piece to mix and match with. 
In terms of shoes, I haven't had these beauts off my feet since I got them. I love them that much my boyfriend even got me a second pair for when I probably ruin my original ones on a drunk night out. I've linked all items below too, if you want to have a look 

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and new year - I was super busy hence not much blogging got done but spending time with my family and friends took over and as I don't get to see them an awful lot I just enjoyed it all! I definitely over indulged though so its healthy eating from now to get the summer bod ready (help). Who's with me? 

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

blurred lines

Dress & Shoes - Missguided

If you didn't know already, like a lot of girls, I love a bodycon dress. I recently bought this dress from Missguided (obvs) as I thought it would be a great wardrobe staple to have with it being such a simple cut and subtle colour. I love a good nude shade and some of my favourite outfits are really quite basic and minimal, nothing too fussy. The dress is made from a stretchy jersey fabric and the perfect midi length - which might I add is a pretty good quality as well...not too see through considering it was so cheap! I always seem to go for this kind of length in bodycon styles as I think they offer a good combination of sexy and classy at the same time. 

Along side this, my new heels are my absolute favourites. I had been lusting after them from the Missguided Peace & Love Collection for a while but my size never seemed to be in :( So I was absolutely thrilled when I saw them back in and they got added to my basket in an instant. I've worn them recently on a night out and they actually last a long time before the heel pain begins so I was pretty impressed! I've linked both below :)
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Pay Day Wishlist

 It's nearly payday...yay! My favourite time of the month where my wage is literally burning a hole in my pocket. Not only that, with Black Friday approaching I am keeping my eyes pealed for mega deals online (it's not about trying to survive in the shops) - a shoppers favourite day of the year. However, saying all this, I do need to reign myself in a little as I also have lots of Christmas presents to buy too, but as long as I'm shopping, I'm happy!

I decided to put together my current pay day list that I am forever adding too, however I've narrowed it down to my ultimate favourites from this week.

I'm totally obsessed with faux fur anything and this Missguided jacket is just to die. I love that it is a long length and the fur collar just finishes it perfectly - not to mention how cosy and warm it looks too!
I recently saw these ASOS camo jeans on Sarah Ashcroft and I instantly fell in love with them. I'm already a huge fan of the camo/military trend and these jeans are just ideal. I love the faded camo fabric as it adds a distressed/faded look, making them not too bold and 'in your face' as such.

I've also been loving midi skirts of late and this Missguided faux suede skirt is super sassy. It can be dressed up or down with a denim shirt or a long sleeve crop top, which I would then team with the equally beautiful Missguided chain heels that I have been lusting over too.

I really enjoy quite plain/minimal clothing (I know, boring!) and I recently set my sights on this knitted bodycon dress from River Island as I think its so easy to wear and great for just day to day wear. Lastly, no Christmas outfit is complete without a statement piece of jewellery and these pretty chokers are right up my street. The gold choker is from ARK and is such a steal at just £6! The silver choker/necklace is from River Island and is a bit more expensive, but still affordable. This would finish off an LBD perfectly. 

And there you have it, my current faves! I've linked them all below. 

 Faux Suede Midi Skirt - Missguided
Knitted Bodycon Midi Dress - River Island 
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

weekend vibes

So this weekend, I decided to venture outside for my blog photos instead of just using my room as a background. I feel much more comfortable taking pictures inside but I always feel an outside background looks so much better especially when it comes to lighting etc. I haven't quite got the hang of my camera settings yet, so I need to mess around with those (I'm literally useless with cameras) but my BFF did a fab job with what I gave her!

Anyway, besides my photo issues, I wanted to share with you THE most beautiful shoes that I was super lucky to win in a twitter competition River Island had running a few weeks ago. When I realised I had won, I literally couldn't believe it, they are one of the dreamiest pair of shoes I've ever owned. They are from the RI Studio Collection and are an amazing high quality suede with a lace up front and gold detailing. Sooo pretty.  

I love a black outfit so I wore my Brylie bodysuit from ARK Clothing, which is also really easy to wear as it has a back zip fastening, so no need to get tangled up in all the lace up detail on the front! I also put on my Missguided midi skirt (I have this in four colours because I love them so much!) and then as it was pretty freezing this weekend, I wore my Radnor sleeveless coat in camel to stay warm, also from ARK Clothing. This coat has also just gone in the sale so if you like it go grab yourself a bargain! ARK also have 30% off EVERYTHING at the moment, so I've already got my eye on a few things as that's an offer that just cant be missed! 

I hope you have had a fab weekend and I've linked everything I'm wearing below.

Brylie Bodysuit - ARK 
Radnor Sleeveless Coat - ARK
Studio Lace Up Heels - River Island
Midi Skirt - Missguided 
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