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  • Fashion: Ways To Wear A Duster Coat

    Duster Coat - Primark (Similar here and here)
    Cami Top - New Look (Similar here)
    Clutch Bag - Primark
    Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Topshop

    Duster coats are a trend which I'm absolutely in love with this season. I think they're so versatile and can make absolutely any outfit look stylish. I think every woman needs a duster coat in their lives as they'll be a great piece to add to any outfit. I think it's worth investing in a couple of them and you may have seen how I've styled my white duster coat here.

    Duster Coat - Primark (Similar here and here)
    Cami Top - New Look (Similar here)
    Clutch Bag - Primark
    Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Topshop

    This is a simple look which is quite sleek and stylish. I love a simple monochrome look and to add more colour to this outfit I've worn a blue pair of high-waisted jeans and a colourful clutch bag. I think this is a great look for an evening out, night out or just on days when you feel like looking a little bit more glam!

    Duster Coat - Primark (Similar here and here)
    Cami Top - New Look (Similar here)
    Clutch Bag - Primark
    Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Topshop
    I think duster coats will be a trend for a while as they're so practical and easy to wear. I think it's well worth investing in a duster coat this summer especially in Britain and the weather being so temperamental.
    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear a duster coat?
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  • Trek America - Route 66

    Oh Route 66. The big highway that runs from one side of the country to the other(ish).All along the route were these kitsch hippie towns and quickly became a icon of American Culture. When interstates were bought into the USA the road fell out of favourite more and more and eventually became a weird sort of ghost town of the past. There are lots of stops along the way that are full of the Americana spirit of the time though and it's actually a pretty cool visual.














    We stopped off at Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In, which is still a popular tourist stop. Delgadillo was working on an extremely limited budget, so he built the restaurant mostly from scrap. At this stop there was a bunch of Cars inspired by the Disney/Pixar film with eyes on. It was really cool actually. So quirky, funny and you kept finding little things to make you giggle.

    This was a really quickly stop but something I thought deserved it's whole post. The photos really speak for themselves really. It was like going back to the 50's and having big ol' slice of Americana!




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  • Fashion: The White Midi Dress

    Lipstick - All Fired Up by MAC - Selfridges
    Dress - Lilylulu Fashion (Similar here and here)*
    Clutch Bag - Pretty Little Thing (Similar here)
    Shoes - New Look (Similar here)*
    When it comes to summer its all about experimenting with clothing. I recently saw this gorgeous dress on Lilylulu and fell a little bit in love. I have always wanted a white dress and this one fit the bill perfectly. I decided to go all white with my accessories and I think this works so well with this outfit.

    Lipstick - All Fired Up by MAC - Selfridges
    Dress - Lilylulu Fashion (Similar here and here)*
    Clutch Bag - Pretty Little Thing (Similar here)
    Shoes - New Look (Similar here)*

    As the outfit is all white I've teamed it with a bright lipstick which is All Fired Up by MAC. I think a bright lipstick is a perfect way to make an outfit and I think it goes so well with this white dress.

    Lipstick - All Fired Up by MAC - Selfridges
    Dress - Lilylulu Fashion (Similar here and here)*
    Clutch Bag - Pretty Little Thing (Similar here)
    Shoes - New Look (Similar here)*

    I think this is a great outfit and it's perfect for a night out with the girls. The only problem with this dress is the bra situation so if you have a strapless bra, nipple covers or a stick on bra that would be ideal for this dress!

    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear this dress?
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  • Beauty: Girlfriend Birthday Gift Ideas

    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - Feel Unique

    Real Techniques Nic's Picks Collection - Feel Unique

    Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette - Feel Unique

    Vera Wang Princess (100ml) - Feel Unique



    Today's post is super exciting and it's for all your boyfriends/partners out there who don't know what to get your other half for their birthdays. I think it's a super common thing to do to just go into google and type 'girlfriend birthday gift ideas' and see what you think she might like. This gift guide is all about giving your partner the idea of what beauty products would work well as a gift for you.




    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - Feel Unique



    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is a product many beauty bloggers/youtubers swear by. It's a product suitable for any skin type and removes make-up off completely. One thing I love about Feel Unique is even though you want to spend that little bit extra on a branded product they always have discounts and offers to help save you a few pennies and they also offer free delivery worldwide with orders over £10 which is amazing!



    Real Techniques Nic's Picks Collection - Feel Unique



    If you're buying a product for any beauty lover Real Techniques brushes are a must. They're so well priced, amazing quality and last really well. The brushes are so easy to clean and they are so soft when applying make-up. The Real Techniques sets are a great present for any lady in your life and anyone who's interested in make up. You can see a full review on the Nic's Picks collection here.



    Vera Wang Princess (100ml) - Feel Unique



    If you're a Vera Wang fan head over to Feel Unique right now! Currently in the sale the full size bottle is only £23.99! I think Vera Wang princess is a great fragrance for a girl who's quite feminine and what's a signature scent. I'll be writing a full review soon so keep an eye out for that!





    Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette - Feel Unique



    When I first heard about the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and saw the price tag I thought they were far too expensive at £38 for an eyeshadow palette it's a lot of money to spend! Since Urban Decay came out with the Naked Basic's palette I wanted to try one out. They're so much cheaper then the other palettes and they include a great range of colours. I think the basic's palette is a lot more portable to so you can just pop it in your handbag! This is a great gift for a girl who loves theres eye make up or a girl who's just getting into eyeshadows and getting the hang of the smokey eye!



    What do you think of these products? What's on your birthday wish list?





    Also get 15% off your order at Feel Unique with the code 'STYLE2015' at the checkout so why not spare 5 minutes and shop here.

    Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.



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  • Crisp White Shirt

    Back in the outfit post swing! This has been a go-to outfit as of late purely because it's so me. Simple colours and textures that just work together in harmony to create a chic but effortless look. The shoes have quickly become my go-to summer shoes purely because they bridge that gap between sandals and a touch of rock n roll which is so my style.

    A little S/O to my tiny new ASOS bar necklace. Im not very precious when it comes to jewellery so I rarely buy or wear it anymore (apart from rings!). I just saw this and was instantly drawn to it's minimalistic feel. I don't know why but I just love how it peeks out without being too over the top or in your face. V. pretty.


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  • Lifestyle: 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

    Married At First Sight
    A recent discovery of mine is the TV show Married At First Sight. It's a programme people apply to in the chance of finding love. They put their trust in 4 experts who carry out tests and evaluations on people to see if they can find their perfect match. I've just finished watching the first season and it was so interesting. The couples meet at the alter, they get married and then they go on a honeymoon and live together for 4 weeks and then decide if they want to stay married or not. I genuinely can't wait for this programme to come to the UK.


    Staycations
    Staycations are becoming more and more popular. With it costing so much to travel outside of the UK and go on holiday it's really worth visiting towns and cities in your own country. Recently I went to Cornwall with my boyfriend and his parents and we had the most lovely time. You can check out my post from the trip here. We also went about 4 months ago now to Dublin which I know isn't in England but it was extremely cheap to fly to. It was so nice exploring Dublin and you can check out what we got up to here.


    Urban Decay Naked Palettes
    I've never been much of an eyeshadow fan until about 6 months ago. That's when the first Urban Decay Naked Palette entered my life. I think the Naked Palette is the best palette to buy, it's definitely the palette I've used the most. I also love the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette as it's handbag friendly and you can easily take it anywhere and achieve the perfect smokey eye on the go!


    Twitter
    I think Twitter is my favourite form of social media. I love tweeting photos, quotes and what I'm up to. If you don't follow me already you can follow me here. I love keeping up to date with news, bloggers, celebrities via twitter and my favourite brands. I also love interacting with you guys. If you ever have a question or anything to ask just tweet me and I'll try and reply as quick as possible!


    Cullottes
    Cullottes are my favourite fashion trend at the moment and I think they're a perfect trend for summer. You can see how I wear Cullottes in this post. I can't wait to wear them more in the summer when the sunshine decides to appear.
    What are you loving right now? Let me know what you're loving right now in the comments!
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  • Facial Sunscreen you’ll want to wear

    My skin hates sunscreen, but I KNOW I have to wear it and even more now summer is creeping slowly up on us. Most sun creams can make sensitive skin types break out, they just contain a few things that can cause breakouts. I actually think my face is allergic to sunscreen as it tends to bring me out in dry patches and burns slightly. There are a lot of different suncreams out there for the face but for me, they are just repackaged versions of regular sun screen.



    Saying that Benefit Dream Screen is one of my all time favourite sunscreen products designed specifically the face. I love its dry matte feel, it kinda feels like a primer that a slick sun lotion. Apply a generous amount before applying any foundation or any base products and it’ll fully protect the skin from the sun. It’s also SPF50 which is ideal protection for the face! Packaged in a teeny vintage inspired blue packaging it’s a really eye catching and cute product that while it doesn’t scream “Summer SPF” it’s a good all year rounder.





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  • Fashion: Another Way To Wear Culottes

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station*
    Bardot Style Crop Top - ASOS
    Culottes - New Look via ASOS (Similar Here)
    Shoes - Topshop

    We seem to be having such gorgeous weather in the UK at the moment. This weekend the weather was so nice and sunny and I thought It'd be a great time to take some outfit photos of the summer outfits i've been wearing. I am a little obsessed with the culotte trend at the moment and I think they're a real style staple for your wardrobe this summer.

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station*
    Bardot Style Crop Top - ASOS
    Culottes - New Look via ASOS (Similar Here)
    Shoes - Topshop

    I love the print of these culottes and how summery they are. I think culottes look great for an evening look with heels and a bold lipstick and during the day they look great with a pair of sandals and a blouse/simple crop top.

    What do you think of culottes? Are you a fan of the culotte trend?
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  • Summer Asos Haul

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  • Fashion: The Bikini Edit

    Leaf Print Bikini - New Look via ASOS
    South Pacific Floral Bikini - Boux Avenue
    Reflection Print Bikini - ASOS
    Paris Stripe Bikini - Boux Avenue
    White Bandeau Bikini - Missguided
    Black Cut Out Bikini - Missguided
    Cross Wrap Bikini - ASOS
    Palm Print Bikini - Warehouse via ASOS


    I've been counting down the days until mine and my boyfriends holiday to Crete at the end of this month. All I can seem to think about right now is sunshine, tanning and getting new summery clothes to wear on my holiday! Last year I spent the summer in New Zealand and Australia (you can read posts about what I got up to here, here and here) I had the most amazing time but It was never hot enough to head down to the beach and wear a summery bikini so I thought I'd put together a wish list of my favourite bikini's available on the high street right now!


    ASOS have so many gorgeous bikini's online right now. I love this leaf print bikini and think it's perfect for a holiday in the sun. It's a gorgeous print and I think it would flatter all skin tones. Boux Avenue is also one of my favourite places for bikinis because if you're like me you have a larger bust size Boux Avenue sizes come in your bra size and so you're guaranteed for the bikini to fit you. If you're looking for something a bit on the more affordable side I'd recommend checking out Missguided for bikinis!

    Where have you found your summer bikinis? Which is your favourite set? Where are you loving to holiday shop right now?
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  • Keeping Faith

    A bit of a weird outfit for me as it's a very non-typical me outfit. However I wore this on a date recently so I thought I'd show it on here too. The reason why this came to fruition was because I saw someone in the street wearing a ripped midi skirt from ASOS (I was that person and stopped and asked her) and I just knew I had to recreate. Unfortunately it was OOS by the time I got around to ordering on it so I had to go searching for an alternative. This one is from Vila and is a little bit shorter (then again Im 5ft5, so maybe it's a good thing!).

    I've been on a bit of a Midi skirt hype recently, I love the length more than ever and have been opting more and more for trousers and skirts that cut off mid calf rather than my usual mini. I think it's super flattering and I feel pretty comfortable in it! Maybe it's my old age (ahem) that has got me craving longer lengths!


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  • Beauty: Look Fantastic June Beauty Box

    Look Fantastic Beauty Box - Look Fantastic*
    Finally this month's beauty box arrived at my door yesterday. I moved out of my university halls and this was sent to the wrong address but I've finally got my hands on it! Whenever a Look Fantastic Beauty Box comes through my door I'm so excited to try out and see what's inside the box for the month. This month's beauty box is full of creams which is great because when you're on holiday you need travel sized products to take with you/try out. You may have seen my previous posts about the Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes here, here and here.

    Label M Protein Spray



    I've been a fan of Label M products for a long time. They're such good quality, not overly expensive and they really work on your hair. I'm loving this protein spray as you can spray it only damp or dry hair for an extra shine to it.

    Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Anti Fatigue Moisturising Cream



    For all your tired girls out there this product is for you. I'm all for skincare products to make you look less tired and more awake in the morning. So I feel like I'm going to love this product!

    Caudalie Radiance Serum



    I'm all for products which make your skin more clear and radiant. I think especially in the summer this is perfect sort of product to make your skin more dewy and have more of a glow to it.

    Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask



    This product is a face mask and I'm really looking forward trying to trying it out and seeing how it works out on my skin.

    Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion

    This is a product which I'm not sure will be suitable for me right now but for you slightly older women which are reading this post It's well worth giving this product a try. The full size product for this is a massive £65 so if you're into trying out anti-wrinkle products it's well worth trying this months beauty box just to try this product!


    Balance Me Revitalising Hand and Body Wash


    I really love Balance Me products. They work really well on my skin and I use a Balance Me face wash everyday. This is definitely my favourite product in this months beauty box and I can't wait to add this into my daily skin routine.

    I really love these beauty boxes every month and it's well worth picking up a box as they're only £15! If you're looking for those extra skincare products to make your skin dewy and radiant I'd recommend picking up this box!

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  • Everyday Summer Makeup Routine

    Im surprised I never posted this video on here when I posted it a few weeks ago! I often forget to post things that I make videos about on here and Vice Versa so it's always smart to stay subscribed to my channel! You can go ahead and subscribe above or actually on my Youtube Page.

    I made this summer makeup routine to kick off the warmer weather we had at the beginning of May. I chose a shimmery shadow, a glowy bronzed base and peach dewy cheeks. I've been wearing this look religiously recently months and I've even ditched my beloved eyeliner! Let me know what you think by giving the video a thumbs up!


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  • Fashion: How To Wear A Duster Coat

    Top - Primark
    Black Duster Coat - Primark (Similar Here and here)
    High-Waisted Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Topshop


    The duster coat trend is possibly my favourite trend of the year so far. You can see in previous posts how much I love wearing duster coats here, here and here. I absolutely love this outfit. I really like teaming duster coats with simple outfits such as this one which is just a patterned cami top and high-waisted jeans. I think a duster coat can really add that stylish edge to an outfit.

    Top - Primark
    Black Duster Coat - Primark (Similar Here and here)
    High-Waisted Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Topshop

    This is the sort of outfit I'd wear on a typical day to day basis. I think this is a great outfit for a simple day when the weather isn't too bad! This is the sort of outfit I'd wear on a day out, day at university or just going out with friends. I think this duster coat is a great staple for any woman's wardrobe this summer!

    What do you think of this outfit? How do you wear the duster coat trend?
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  • Summer ASOS Wishlist

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    Well about as Summer as I get anyway! I thought I'd share what has been clogging up my ASOS saved items list for the past month or two. Ive been really into all things off the shoulder, monochromatic and a little bit boho. I never thought I'd get back into the boho trend again but it's really caught my attention recently as an alternative to the heavy 70's trend that I just cant seem to work for me! I love lots of white at the moment too as it's clean and fresh and perfect for the months ahead! Let me know what you think about my picks in the comments (:


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  • V Festival Vip Tickets Giveaway

    Over on my Instagram I'm currently giving away a pair (one for you and a friend!) VIP tickets to V Festival Chelsford (22nd-23rd August!)! All you need to do is post your favourite festival memory along with an image and use the #VGuest hashtag on Instagram. Making sure to tag me and @vfestival in the image! Giveaway closes on the 19th, winner will be picked at random and you can enter as many times as you fancy! If you haven't been to a festival feel free to post a photo you've found on Pintrest or Tumblr telling me why you're excited about going to a festival!

    PS. (Please don't tag me as a person in the image, just in the caption of the image!)


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  • 25 Blog Post Ideas For When You've Run Out Of Ideas

    We all get those days when we really want to write a blog post or write a few blog posts but have no immediate inspiration. There's been so many times where I don't know what to post and I don't want to put just any sort of blog post out there (I'm sure every blogger can relate to this) so here's 25 ideas which aren't original but they'll always go down a treat.


    BEAUTY
    1. Your Make-up Routine
    2. High-street dupes of High-end make up.
    3. Top 5 Make-up products you're loving right now.
    4. Top 5 Lipsticks
    5. Empties


    FASHION
    6. Outfit of the day
    7. Show how'd you wear a current fashion trend
    8. How to dress for a certain occasion (e.g wedding/prom/first date)
    9. High-street wishlist
    10. Fashion Haul


    LIFESTYLE
    11. Restaurant Review
    12. Food Diary of the meals you like at the moment
    13. Healthy Food Recipes
    14. Tips for travelling
    15. Places to visit where you live

    GENERAL
    16. Blogging Tips
    17. How to make money through blogging
    18. Your blogging/photography equipment
    19. How you take your Instagram photos
    20. Top 5 current favourite bloggers

    ADVICE
    21. University/College Advice
    22. Advice on Moving House
    23. Share some positivity
    24. How you stay organised
    25. How to de-stress/relax


    I hope these ideas help beat any bloggers block! Let me know of any other blog post ideas/suggestions you have for my blogposts in the comments!
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  • Beauty: Boyfriend Birthday Gift Ideas

    Tweezerman G.E.A.R Essential Grooming Kit - Feel Unique
    ManCave Grooming Originals Gift Set - Feel Unique
    Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau De Toilette - Feel Unique
    Here's the second instalment of my collaboration with Feel Unique, last week you would have seen my Girlfriend Birthday Gift Ideas post here. There's so many of you reading this which will have a boyfriend and when it comes to birthdays, christmas or even holidays such as valentines day don't know what to buy them. Beauty items always seems to be the easiest things to go for when you're shopping for men. I think one of the first gifts I gave my boyfriend was cologne!
    So for all your girls out there who are struggling to find your other half a gift look no further for some ideas! These items were chosen by my boyfriend and my sisters boyfriend so these are 100% good options!


    Tweezerman G.E.A.R Essential Grooming Kit - Feel Unique
    All men (well a large percentage of them) will care about their appearance, whether it's plucking their eyebrows, clipping their toenails but when it comes to this they'd rather steal your tweezers and nail clippers. It's about time they had their own set and this Tweezerman set is perfect if your man loves to look after himself.

    ManCave Grooming Originals Gift Set - Feel Unique
    For the less groomed male but a male who wants to smell nice and feel good it's best going down the grooming route, the moisturisers, shower gels, hair wax, that sort of thing and this set from ManCave is great for that and it comes with awesome packaging too and will only set you back £20.


    Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau De Toilette - Feel Unique
    Gucci fragrances will always go down well with the man in your life. I think the smell of the scents are so nice. I think theres a massive difference between a cheap male cologne and a good one. (I find with womens perfumes you can't tell as much!) and it's worth investing in a good cologne. I would recommend anything by Gucci or Hugo Boss as well. If you have a smaller budget I'd recommend the David Beckham cologne's as they're really nice too.
    What do you think of these products? What are you picking up for your boyfriend for his birthday?

    Also get 15% off your order at Feel Unique with the code 'STYLE2015' at the checkout so why not spare 5 minutes and shop here.

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  • Lets Talk - My Book

    Right. So where do I start with all this. By the Old Gods and the New, this is one of the weirdest, awkward and serious posts I’m going to write this year but hey ho. So, Guess who’s walked away from their book deal? Oh that would be me - Lily Melrose. So yeah, my Book (Just Blog It) isn’t going to be a thing. Well not for now anyway.

    You may or may not have noticed that I've sort of kept quiet on the subject for a few weeks while we worked out the terms of ending the contract. And while I can’t go into the full details as to why I made the decision I have done fully, I can explain a bit of it. Some of it for professional reasons and I just don’t want to be a dick, you know? But I’ll try and talk about it as well as I can before y’all call me crazy, silly and petty for blowing off a sweet book advance and the “glory” of being an “author”.

    A bit of background about my book. I was pitched by a publisher an idea in around April/May about doing a book of some kind. Agreeing to it sometime in the early summer. I made a sly reference to my book in a video (and even mentioned in the comments at the time) to the fact I was writing a book which was taken as shade towards Zoella. It wasn’t intended as shade I was just being cryptic but it’s a perfect example of how things can be misconstrued on the Internet. Once I’d announced my book people were quick to pull me up on my apparent shade even though it was nothing at all. The idea of doing a book was bought to me way before it became a running joke that “all" Youtubers/Bloggers release books. At the time I thought it was a cool, original idea and I’d seen a few bloggers do something similar and I was feeling super inspired. People like the girls at ABM, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere and Adorn by Shini and Kit.

    We went back and forth a few times before I firmly stated I didn’t want to do an “About Me” book. I knew I wanted to use the opportunity to share my thoughts on something I feel fairly knowledgable about - Blogging. I've been blogging for over 6 years now and as my full time job for almost 4, and I felt like it was something I had a valid and solid opinion on.

    I never set out with the intention of wanting to be a published author, and while that might make it sound like I’m poo-pooing on talented people out there who DO want to be published writers - I really hope it doesn’t come across like that. A lot of people throw shade saying that "we" are hindering others from breaking into the market. Which in some ways is true, it has become a bit of a thing and oversaturated market to boot. It often feels contrived and some are going ahead with books dubious intentions. But on the whole most people are doing it from a pure, exciting and career moving forward place. I don’t believe blog books are bad for the industry at all. Clearly publishers see a ready formed market for it and in most cases they know books by bloggers/vloggers will sell. It's less risky for them. Plus I think it gives the world of blogging and vlogging a well needed boost of legitimacy in a medium that thinks we’re all idiots that sit on our computers all day. Bloggers/Vloggers are incredibly discredited and disrespected by "old" media and it's still an area that people just dont get.

    I kept saying to everyone who gave me crap about being “Another Youtuber who wants to be writer” that I’m STILL a blogger, I will always be a blogger - I write stuff and put it on the internet. It’s like how a few years ago most people assumed all bloggers wanted to be journalists. Blogging is about sharing your thoughts on whatever subject your knowledgeable about on the world wide web. If that be beauty, fishing, pro wrestling, fire eating or sword fighting whatever, you can write about whatever you want. I looked at writing a book as commenting on a subject about something I felt like I had some insider information on. Surely thats how any book about a specialist subject is created?

    Anyway back to me. One reason I felt hugely unhappy was the creative part of the book. I didn’t feel like the book was coming together in the way I’d imagined when I’d got pitched the idea. I come from a graphic design and art background - it’s kinda my thing. I went to Art School and have a Degree in Graphic Design. For me the visuals in a book/magazine/blog are probably just as important to me as the actual text. I’d envisioned this awesome pretty coffee table book with a mixture of sweet typography and cool photos… and to be frank it just wasn’t anywhere near that. As it wasn’t my responsibility to design the book and I was putting it in someone else’s hands and it was quite nerve wracking. Now my book obviously wasn’t being rushed to print (as I’ve been working on it for a year), but it was drawing closer and closer to this cut off date and I was still nowhere near being happy. I would never EVER put something out into the world without being 110% pleased with it. And I felt like if that project went any further without me liking it then I’d be incredibly disappointed with myself.

    When I went on my Trek America trip I spoke with Emma Blackery, who is honestly one of my favourite people I’ve ever met. Girl doesn’t mince her words and will 100% tell you what she thinks. We spoke about my book and her feelings on Youtuber books and I think that was the moment I felt like I had to either walk away or change things dramatically.

    Other things that added to this decision was how I felt like because I was putting all my effort into this book my blog and channel completely slipped. As I said I want to blog, that is my thing. I was spending so much time thinking about blogging and writing about blogging I wasn’t doing the thing I actually enjoyed the most - the actual blogging. I don’t have a 5 year plan about where I want to be in life. And honestly my previous 5 year plan of doing this full time blogging thing has come to it’s fruition and I part of me craves something new. I’d have to commit to this book for goodness knows how long when Im at a point where I don’t know if I want to travel the world or settle down.

    There was a lot of aspects of the project I was unhappy about also but I can’t go into detail regarding those. The reality is I should have walked away when I started feeling those gut feelings of doubt. I think part of it was the fear of failing, part of it was the fact I’d spent so long on it and part of it was just stepping into the unknown. Like everything in life trust your gut instinct. My ex boyfriend broke up with me right after I called him out about a girl who his now his current girlfriend. I think my gut was right there and I (hope) Im right here.

    So what am I doing now? Im really not sure. I have this 32,483 word manuscript on my computer that I’ve put my soul and thoughts into for the majority of a year and a bit and at a loss what to do with it all. I may re-purpose some of it as blog posts, I might just sit on it till I feel like the time is right. But for now it’s firmly being put on the back burner while I focus on the things that are important to me - Myself and my Blog/Channel. Part of me feels like I wasted a bunch of time on this thing and walking away is one of the silliest things I’ve ever done. But my gut feeling is to walk away and try again at a point where I feel more comfortable and Im going to release something that will blow everyone away and I'll be proud of.

    Some might call me dumb for walking away from a solid publishing deal, guaranteed money and ton of mainstream exposure. Some might call me a coward for fearing the unknown, some might just think that it’s all really ridiculous. Some might think I’ve done the right thing. Im generally a very noncommittal person, I do what I want to to do when I want to do it. Im stubborn as an ox and will always do things in my own time and maybe this book has made me understand that part personality better than I had before.

    For those that preordered my book, you will get a full refund from the Publishing House within the next few days and I really sincerely apologise for any disappointment I might have caused. I hope my reasoning and thought process behind my decision makes sense. I honestly have 10000 thoughts running through my head from feelings of shame to relief, fresh starts and motivation. I no longer have this huge thing looming over me which I struggled to keep engaged with which Im now turning into something positive and I can work on in my own time if I see fit.

    I hope you all continue to stick around while I work on refocusing and sorting things out. I will share some of my most helpful chapters and pages with you guys as I do want to get some of it out there into the blogosphere! Feels weird to have done so much yet not shown anyone when I share things almost everyday! I love you all and thank you so much for all your support and understanding. You're all awesome and I dont deserve it.




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  • Fashion: This Weeks High-Street Picks #42

    Red Stripe Shirt - River Island
    Ribbed Halterneck Crop Top - Topshop
    Plunge Maxi Dress - Missguided
    Leaf Print Jumpsuit - Topshop
    Light wash Denim Dress - River Island
    Black Caged Shoes - River Island
    Grey Jumpsuit - Missguided
    When it comes to this time of year, when the sun is occasionally out and it feels super sunny here in England all I want to do is buy every piece of summer clothing I see. I really love how stripes are in at the moment, I've seen a lot of over-sized striped shirts on the high-street and this one from River Island is to die for. It would look amazing with high-waisted white jeans on a summery day but it would look amazing on a night out with black jeans, a statement necklace and heels.
    Maxi dresses are a total summer essential for any girls wardrobe. I love this one from Missguided as it's quite simple but stylish. I think it would look amazing on the beach with a tan. Every summer I feel the need to invest in a new jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are great for spring/summer as you can wear them up or wear them down. I think a stylish patterned jumpsuit like this leaf print one from Topshop would be great for that. It would look good with brown sandals on the beach in the sun, or with a leather jacket and a pair of trainers when it's not so sunny!
    What do you think of this weeks high-street picks? What are you loving on the high-street at the moment?
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  • The new Laura Mercier Silk Creme

    I was really sad when I heard mutterings that my favourite foundation of all time was about to be reformulated and remixed. As someone who once they find something they love they wear it religiously I panicked. Goodbye Laura Mercier Silk Creme and in swung the Laura Mercier Silk Cream Moisturising Photo Edition foundation.

    So. Basically it’s very similar but it’s taken out the matte element of the foundation completely. It’s a very radiant and glowy base which my skin seems to be loving. I’d been noticing for a few months my skin just wasn’t loving the dryness of the OG LMSC. It started to cake around my nose and forehead and despite my best efforts to keep it looking flawless and non cakey. It just stopped working for me as well as it used to. The coverage is medium to full, which is exactly what I like. The glow gives a beautiful lit from within vibe which Im currently really digging. My only niggle is that it contains Shea butter which is a known breakout trigger for me but it’s not done anything so far.

    New favourite foundation? Well, I guess so. I have to accept my favourite is long gone and this new thing has come in to take it’s place. I really do like it but there is just a little something holding me back from singing it’s praises from the roof tops.


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  • Fashion Fanatics get Ready for Royal Ascot

    With Royal Ascot 2015 now around the corner, many sporting and racing fans are getting excited at the prospect of being able to head to Berkshire and see the live racing at one of the world’s most famous racecourses. Attendees get to enjoy a vibrant and exciting atmosphere as well as the chance to have a flutter on the races as part of this unique and thrilling day.

    However, it is not just sporting fans that are looking forward to heading to the Royal Ascot races but also fashion fanatics who are eager to see who’s wearing what at this year’s event. Royal Ascot is not only a centuries-old British institution but also something of a fashion extravaganza with men and women turning out in stunning outfits and hats. For many of those that head to Berkshire for Royal Ascot, the day is as much about enjoying the latest fashions as it is about watching the world class racing.







    The more unusual fashions at Ascot

    All sorts of fashions can be seen when you head to the Ascot Racecourse for the world famous racing. This includes not only the latest fashions and accessories, adorned by both men and women, but also some more unusual creations, which have really turned heads at this event as well as creating some controversy.



    For example, at last year’s races the online bookies, Coral, teamed up with the talented designer Ben de Lisi in order to create something really unusual for the event. This was in the form of a dress that was created from two hundred Coral betting slips, resulting in a design and creation that captured the attention of attendees as well as the world media. The dress was modelled at the event by Kristina Rihanoff of Strictly Come Dancing fame and it created even more of a stir when Kristina was told she had to change because the dress was not in line with the Royal Ascot dress code.



    Fashion fans will be able to feast their eyes on another creation from Coral and Ben de Lisi at this year’s races, as the designer has been brought on board again to create yet another fashion masterpiece. This time around, he has based his design on jockey’s silks and many will be eager to see what his creation looks like this year. Ben has stated that the design took around forty hours and that he used colour blocking in line with jockey’s silks in order to come up with the perfect outfit.

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  • Beauty: Love Me Beauty June Box

    Love Me Beauty June Box - Love Me Beauty*
    I've been falling in love with Beauty Boxes lately. Since seeing Love Me Beauty online i've wanted to try out their beauty boxes. It's a new concept for beauty boxes. It works by credits, once you sign up to Love Me Beauty they ask you a series of questions to help personalise each box to you. Whether it's your skin type, what you're interested in receiving in the box to what hair type you have.

    Once you've answered the questions you'll be lead to 'the boutique' how the boutique works is that each month you will get 6 credits to spend for your Love Me Beauty Box. You then pick whether you want a box for one month, 3 months, 6 months etc. I think it's a great concept and it makes each beauty box you have more personalised to you and you can try things you've wanted to try for ages as there's loads of choice in the boutique.

    My first Love Me Beauty box arrived in the post and I couldn't wait to show you all the goodies which were inside. It also comes with a make-up bag and that's just made me love the beauty box even more as I always seem to never have enough make-up bags!


    One thing I love about beauty boxes is that they're jammed packed full of sample sizes under 100ml (which makes them perfect for travel sized luggage!) I've heard a lot about Elemis products so I'm super excited to try this out.



    The box came with another Elemis product which is this pro-collagen marine cream. I'm not quite the age to use anti ageing treatments but I will definitely give this a go so hopefully my skin will feel more radiant and healthy.

    This product I'm really excited about is this pro-radiance illuminating flash balm. I'm struggling with my skin at the moment, it feels quite dull and dry and I am really into trying out new products to make it feel radiant and look glowy!

    Here's another skin care product and I think this is great for travelling. I'm going to use this cream in the morning to make my skin feel better first thing in the morning!

    I've never seen a product like this before and I'm excited to try this out. I do worry about developing wrinkles when I'm old and I think this is a great product for those of you who are paranoid about issues like frown lines and hopefully it will make you feel younger!



    These Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polishes I'm so excited to try. I've read so many reviews about them online and I think the two colours which came in the box are such summery colours! I can't wait to wear this aqua shade on my holiday in 2 weeks. I think Nails Inc are slowly becoming my favourite nail polish brand. They really don't chip until about after 4 days and the colours are so well formulated and you don't have to cover your nails in layers and layers to create an opaque look.

    If you want to purchase a Love Me Beauty Box I have a unique 20% off discount code for you all. All you have to do is type in 'becca20' at the checkout!


    What do you think of beauty boxes? Are you going to get a Love Me Beauty box?
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  • Beauty: The Perfect MAC Lipstick and Lip Liner Combination

    Chicory Lip Liner - Selfridges
    I've been really into lip liners lately and trying to get the perfect lipstick to match. I recently picked up a lip liner and lipstick in Selfridges and I absolutely love how they look together! I've not seen this lipstick or lip liner being talked about online much so I thought I'd share this with you all!

    Chicory Lip Liner - Selfridges
    I love the colour of Chicory Lip Liner. It's such a nice but not too dark shade which I think would go so well with so many nude lipsticks.
    Retro Lipstick - Selfridges


    Chicory Lip Liner - Selfridges
    Retro Lipstick - Selfridges
    As you can see from the swatches on my hand the lipstick and lip liner are incredibly similar in colour and they work so well together!
    What do you think of MAC lip liners and lipsticks? Which other lipstick combinations would you recommend?
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  • Dont Look Back

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    Asos £38.77

    RIVER ISLAND £29.40

    Asos £21.33

    Asos £43.61

    RIVER ISLAND £7.00

    TOPSHOP £43.61

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    Im a bit late on the waistcoat trend. Maybe because I've been clinging onto duster coats like there is no tomorrow but as it's warming up a little I've realised I have to just woman up and ditch them. I've had this Topshop one for goodness knows how long. I think I actually bought it last year which is shameful that I've not work it since! I find cream/white a tricky colour to wear for some reason but Im glad I decided to give it a go. A simple pairing of a high neck black dress, simple pouch bag with added pom pom detail and my trusty fedora.

    I'm also wearing my Mui Mui Sunglasses which are my latest loves (although I love my new Tom Fords a lot too) there is just something about these ones that I cant get enough of. Im typically a black or white framed sunglasses lover but the tortoiseshell ones seem to go with pretty much everything I own.


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  • Fashion: It's all about the Monochrome

    Top - River Island
    Clutch Bag - Primark (Similar here)
    White Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Primark (Similar here and here)

    It feels like ages since my last outfit post. I've been really loving blogging lately and at the moment I seem to be blogging everyday so keep an eye out for new posts pretty much daily! So onto the outfit... I bought this top a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. It's a simple but stylish sort of top you could easily wear during the day but also at night with a statement necklace and a pair of heels!

    Top - River Island
    Clutch Bag - Primark (Similar here)
    White Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Primark (Similar here and here)
    This is the sort of outfit I'd wear on a date night out with my boyfriend or to a fashion event. I'd wear this outfit with flat shoes during the day too. It's quite a simple outfit but you know when you stick to a monochrome palette you will always look stylish and chic.

    Top - River Island
    Clutch Bag - Primark (Similar here)
    White Jeans - Topshop
    Shoes - Primark (Similar here and here)
    I really like this outfit and think it's a great summer outfit for the days you want to keep it simple but not stand out from the crowd!
    What do you think of monochrome outfits? What are you loving wearing this summer?
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  • Lifestyle: 10 Life Lessons We Learnt From Friends

    Everyday I manage to watch Friends at some point (I blame you Comedy Central!) and it's my favourite tv show. You all seem to love my friends themed posts and so when I jotted down this post idea in my notebook I couldn't wait to make a post about it. You can see my previous Friends posts here and here. So here's 10 life lessons we learnt from Friends.

    1. It's okay to binge eat every once in a while

    2. Joey taught us to love our bodies no matter what size of shape we are. Your body is amazing no matter what your size or shape is.



    3. Dating your assistant at work is never a good idea.



    4. That if you like someone, you should tell them before they meet someone else.



    5. The real world sucks but you love it really.



    6. It's never a good idea to carry a sofa up flights of stairs.



    7. Waxing hurts.



    8. Sometimes all you need is a hug from your BFF.



    9. You shouldn't let other people make your decisions.



    10. You shouldn't care what other people think.



    Hope you all enjoyed this post!

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  • Resting Bitch Face

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    On a weekend jaunt to Brixton before a party I picked this ruched off the shoulder striped top from H&M. Sorry I cant link it in my shop the post but it's current stock so go check it out! If you've been keeping track of any of my recent hauls then you'll be well aware Im all about the off the shoulder cut at the moment. It's super flatting and just gives me a nice shape, especially as I have a pretty wide chest, it just seems to flatter it quite nicely. I even picked it up in blue and white stripe because Im that type of person to buy something in every colour if they see something they like!

    I have no idea why I look so moody in all of these photos! Im sure Jon can confirm that I wasnt actually all that sulky when we did this shoot! Clearly just not having a brilliant time though! Oops, must work on my resting bitch face for sure. I just cant help it!


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  • 50 Blog Post Ideas To Help Kick That Creative Block

    So you've scheduled time to blog, but when you sit down to blog you have no idea what to write. This happens to me all the time and random spurs of inspiration can happen anywhere. I keep a list on my phone of blog post ideas but if you're looking for something to help your ideas flow this post is for you. You can also check out my other blog post ideas post 25 Blog Post Ideas For When You've Run Out Of Ideas.
    1. Monthly Favourites
    2. Top 5 Beauty Products (Mascaras, Eyeshadows, Lipsticks)
    3. Currently Loving (what are you obsessed with right now?)
    4. Compare products against each other
    5. What's in your make-up bag
    6. Favourite make-up brushes
    7. Everyday make-up
    8. Beauty tips you'd tell your younger self
    9. Shop your stash and create a make-up look
    10. Favourite bloggers
    11. Products which aren't worth the hype
    12. Disappointing products
    13. Skincare Saviours
    14. Guest Post
    15. City Guide (a local guide for a city near you)
    16. Restaurant review
    17. What you got up to at the weekend
    18. Photo Diary
    19. Blogger event / press day
    20. Top 5 Instagram Accounts
    21. Room Tour
    22. Exercise Tips
    23. Healthy Eating Tips
    24. Food Diary
    25. Blogging Advice
    26. Photography Tips
    27. Things you learnt from blogging
    28. An interview with a blogger
    29. Facts about yourself
    30. Pay-day Shopping Picks
    31. Fashion Wishlist
    32. Dreams and Goals (what do you want to achieve?)
    33. Instagram round up
    34. Empty products review
    35. Your shoe collection
    36. A 'day in the life' post
    37. Post about your style inspirations
    38. Get the look of a celebrity
    39. What to wear for a job interview
    40. What to wear for a first date
    41. Affordable homeware ideas
    42. How to promote your blog
    43. Useful sites for bloggers
    44. Top 5 iPhone apps
    45. How you edit Instagram photos
    46. Your University experience
    47. Gift Guides
    48. Top 5 Restaurants in (local city)
    49. Happiness Tips
    50. A List (like this post)!
    Hope you are full of ideas after reading this post! Let me know if you have any blog post ideas for my blog or suggestions!
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  • Online Safety for 20-somethings

    Online safety for 20-somethings



    I don’t know why but recently I’ve been thinking a lot about internet safety and the effects of being on social media 24/7. While I think most of us are past the age of being groomed online and know not to give our bank details over to some Nigerian Prince. There are other safety issues that could effect twenty somethings. Here are some reasons you should be more cautious and careful about the things you post online.



    Nothing is Private



    While you might have your social media set to private it’s not always the case when we live in an age when everything can be screenshotted and passed on. It’s naive to presume only the people you want to see your social media can see it. Also be aware things can go viral very quickly so you might have so just be careful about saying dumb stuff online. There really aren't any secrets on the Internet



    Your Boss may see



    Remember that your employees might see the things you post on social media. Your prospective employee is likely to give you a google - Things like revealing photos or talking about excessive drinking or drugs are a no-go. Plus if you’re posting on Facebook how much you’re enjoying your weekend away when you called in sick. Theres been a lot of cases in the past few years of people getting in major trouble for posting things about their job online and have been fired. So just be aware.



    People can string information together



    Be aware that anyone can work out a lot of personal details based on tiny bits of information online. While you might not have posted your full address online you may have accidentally geotagged a photo from your home or in the background of a photo there is a letter with your address on it. I learnt the hard way that people can put little bits of information and come up with very detailed information about your life. To be honest it’s actually unnerving how some dedicated people can work things out about you. Remember when eagle eyed fans worked out where Zoella lived based on a Lookbook Niomi made and the view behind her in a video?



    Don’t reveal your Location



    While the chances of someone coming up in person to stalk you you just never know what might happen. I don’t tend to ever tweet about the exact location Im at and always “later gram” any pictures of places I’m at. I don’t know, that’s just one of those things Im cautious about! Simple things like tweeting your going to be out of your house on holiday for a few weeks is pretty much an advert saying “Hey, my house is empty!”



    Avoid Misunderstandings



    Tone on the internet is incredibly hard to grasp on the internet. Since there is no sarcasm button for social media posts it’s very easy to offend someone without realising it. You might say something off the cuff or innocent, but can be taken completely the wrong way. Avoiding confrontation and thinking twice before posting something controversial or offensive in public can protect you from any sticky situations or arguments. While sharing your thoughts is a really important part of social media just be aware of your words.



    Your photos could end up anywhere



    I remember a friend telling me a photo of her had ended up on a “Meet these HOT GIRLS today” banner on a porn website and she’d never been more humiliated. There was simply nothing she could do about this because she has no idea how to go about contacting them person to remove her image. Any images can be shared and saved or even stolen to be used without your knowledge. This is a hard one to protect yourself from but it’s just something you should be aware of.



    It’s always there



    One huge downside of the internet is that once it’s there is pretty much permanent information out there for all to see. I always treat things like they might be on the internet forever. This includes photos, tweets, images and any blog posts. It might be okay at the time but in the long term is this information I want people to see about myself? Always keep up to date with any social media policy changes. Facebook is a killer for changing it’s privacy settings all the time so just keep an eye out for things like that!information.



    Don’t post dumb things



    While you might post something a little tongue in cheek and ironic people may see it out of context.Your circumstances might change over time and if you’ve posted a dumb tweet that’s gone viral or a photo of you in a then-funny-halloween-costume which could be embarrassing in a few years time.

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  • Fashion: The Pale Pink Duster Coat

    Top - Miss Selfridge
    Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing (sold out but similar here)
    Black Jeans - Topshop
    Sandals - Primark (Similar here and here)
    As the weather is constantly changing at the moment my outfits are very versatile. I love duster coats at the moment and they're great for layering over simple outfits. You can see some other outfit posts of how I wear duster coats here, here and here.

    Top - Miss Selfridge
    Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing (sold out but similar here)
    Black Jeans - Topshop
    Sandals - Primark (Similar here and here)
    I've teamed this pale pink duster coat with a simple striped tee from Miss Selfridge and my trusty black joni jeans from Topshop. The sandals go really well with this outfit (they were about £10 in Primark too) and they give the outfit a real summery feel.

    Top - Miss Selfridge
    Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing (sold out but similar here)
    Black Jeans - Topshop
    Sandals - Primark (Similar here and here)
    I absolutely love this outfit and how it goes together. I think the striped top goes so well with the duster coat. It's a great stylish (but casual) look which would go well for so many occasions whether it's a shopping day, date night or just a casual day!
    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear this duster coat?
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  • Vagisil #EndEmbarrassment Campaign - Sponsored Video

    I think this is an issue, which isn’t spoken about enough. Intimate health is something that affects all of us and there’s so many issues that people would rather not talk about.



    Vagisil recently spoke to 2,000 British women about intimate health and the results were really surprising. It’s shocking how high the embarrassment levels we have about this issue but how important talking about intimate health is.



    Nearly half of women (47%) are embarrassed to say the word ‘vagina’ if it came up in day-to-day conversation and nearly two in five women feel embarrassed if the word vagina was mentioned to them.



    Nearly a third of women are too embarrassed to talk about intimate health to a GP. Whenever I’ve had any sort of issue over the years I always see a GP about it. I always go in thinking that they’re seen this a million times before, it’s their job to know what’s wrong and there’s nothing to feel embarrassed about.



    Vagisil is on a mission to end the embarrassment that exists around intimate health. Apparently the older we get the more open we are to talk about intimate health, but for those of you who are still embarrassed at the thought of talking about intimate health here are some tips to overcome your embarrassment.



    - Take a deep breath and handle the problem straight on

    - Act confident and be brave

    - Be aware that you are not alone

    - Be open and honest

    - Remember that doctors have seen it all before





    As an expert of intimate health, Vagisil’s range of daily care products are made to look at the health of your intimate area. Dr Adelaide Nardone, Gynaecologist and Womens health expert recommends using a ‘gentle wash, wearing cotton underwear helps to wick away moisture and showering promptly after exercise or activities that cause you to perspire and if you have a problem to go see a GP.’



    You can check out the video for the campaign here:







    What do you think when it comes to discussing intimate health?


    This post is sponsored by Vagisil but all opinions are my own*
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  • Fashion: My Summer Picks from Boohoo

    Strap Front Maxi Dress - £20

    Floral Rose Print Playsuit - £20

    Block Heel Sandals - £25

    Fringed Kimono - £16

    Paisley Print Kimono - £15

    Colour Block Swimsuit - £20

    Beaded Dip Hem Dress - £25



    With my holiday coming up next week I'm well and truly in summery spirit! There's so many brands with so much amazing summer stock in right now and with Boohoo absolutely killing it when it comes to holiday fashion I thought I'd put a post together to show you my favourite pieces!



    I think in every girls holiday wardrobe they need a maxi dress this one is simple but stylish and this one is perfect for an evening out on holiday for a more glamorous look. Playsuits are another holiday essential, they go perfectly during the day and at night and this floral print one s gorgeous!



    Kimono's are a great addition for any outfit and I think it's essential to have a couple in your summer wardrobe. One plain one to go with any outfit and a patterned one to add some more colour.




    What do you think of Boohoo at the moment? Which item on the wishlist is your favourite?

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  • Brb, Holiday Time!

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    So if you're a long time reader of my blog you'll know that me and my family go on holiday to the same hotel every year without fail. I didn't go last year as I decided to have a summer pursuing my own life rather than doing a thing with them. However this year I decided to just go ahead, join everyone and go again. It's only me, my brother, Step Dad and my Mum, so not a whole crew of us (I have a big family) so it should be pretty stress-free and easy going.

    We're off to Turkey, which is looking to be a super hot, relaxing break. Im totally booking myself in for a Turkish Spa treatment as soon as I get there and then taking up residence right next to the pool to catch some serious sun. I really want a need a break right now, Im just feeling uninspired and unmotivated but I think thats just come from having a serious 6 months solid where I worked pretty much everyday all day without fail. Quiet time is really needed.

    I've decided that Im not going to do any work or whatever while Im there but I know that I will go back on my word within a few days. I told myself not to bring my laptop with me but I know that I'd freak out and panic if I didnt. Either way Im not opening my emails until I get back to London.

    Im also going home to see my Dad for a few days when I get back to the UK. My little brothers spoke to me on the phone recently and told me how much they wanted to do another vlog (they did this one for my Vlogging Channel) so as a doting sister I have to make it happen. Im actually not going to be back in London till either the second week of June or the weekend before (If I end up going to Wireless).

    If you have any book recommendations that I could read poolside then let me know! Im really into crime and thriller novels and things that have twists. Im also into a lot of non-fiction stuff especially to do with true crime and history (that makes me sound so weird!) so send those my way!

    Anyway if you want to follow my adventures then you can add me on Snapchat or on Instagram my username on both is LLYMLRS. Im sure I'll be snapping away keeping you up to date with things!


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  • Fashion: This Weeks High-Street Picks #43

    Red Lace Peplum Top - Rosavelt
    Striped Duster Coat - Topshop
    Jersey Skirt - Topshop
    Flatform Sandals - River Island
    Floral White Dress - Missguided
    Striped Jumpsuit - Missguided
    A recent discovery of mine is Roosevelt, they stocks everything from designer dresses to jackets and loads more gorgeous bits of womenswear. I absolutely love this red lace peplum top. It'd look great with a simple pair of skinny black jeans and red heels!
    I really like duster coats and this striped one from Topshop would look great with a plain coloured cami and a pair of jeans. I've noticed button up style skirts have been really popular at the moment so I was super excited when I saw Topshop have released a jersey style one. It's great alternative to those of you who don't like the denim skirt trend!
    What do you think of this weeks high-street picks?
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  • Social Media Envy

    As people and mainly young women on the internet I think it’s safe to say we all suffer from a bit of social media jealously/envy/anxiety whatever you want to call it. I personally do think envy is a natural an healthy trait to have as long as it doesn’t destroy or consume you. Admittedly I barely go a day without using at least one social media network. Social media has become such a big part of out lives, the way we share details about ourselves and in turn the way we view the people around us.



    It’s highly unlikely that someone is going to share their electric bill on instagram or vlog themselves having argument with their partner. I estimate about 100% of people purely use social media to share the best parts of their life. I know I do. And I think that’s okay. Just remember that 80% of my time I stay in my house, sitting at my laptop in bed, working in my pj's. The other 20% is fabulous and glam and full of lovely dinners, sweet outfits and doing cool things. Bottom line, Social media is edited and what you might be seeing isn’t the whole truth.



    I know friends, family and even bloggers and vloggers who in fact who are able to make the smallest of things into social media spin. We all have those friends who post the most outlandish, bragging posts and status updates. You know, there are just times when you have to roll your eyes at their claims and you know that it’s not the full story. Personally - I don’t take it all too seriously, laugh at the audacity and ridiculousness of it all and just let them get on with it. The bottom line is you cannot let people moderated and filtered lives get to you. The only person they are fooling is themselves.



    Sometimes on social media it seems everything is going right for others and wrong for you. The most helpful thing I’ve learnt in time is to be mindful and try and be genuinely happy for other peoples success and happiness. Reaching a sort of holistic place where you excited for others is a good way to actually make you feel better. Using that envy positively to motivate you to try something new, put yourself out there and share.



    Shift your focus and count your own blessing. Focus less on what others have, focus on what you, yourself and most importantly your life.



    Social media jealousy is something everyone feels a bit of every now and then. It’s really natural effect of being part of a world that’s so filtered and polished.



    Have you ever felt this way? How do you deal? Lets talk about this in comments.

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  • Whats actually in my bag

    Zoe did this tag recently and told me that I had to do it. So I turned my camera on there and then and filmed exactly what was in my bag at that second of time. No editing, no bullshit. Just the collection of bits and bobs, receipts and food packets and all. So if you wanted to see what I actually keep in my bag which hasn't been heavily swayed to make me look like some organised Bag God then head over to my channel and give it a watch! Remember to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe to my channel if you havent already!


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  • Fashion: How To Wear A White Waistcoat

    Sleeveless Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing*
    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Cami Top - New Look
    Ripped Skinny Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look (Similar Here)

    I'm well and truly in holiday mode! I've got my hair cut today and I keep planning outfits and I think this is the outfit I'm going to wear to the airport (minus the heels) depending on how hot it is when I arrive in Greece! Since this white sleeveless duster coat arrived in the post I haven't taken it off yet! It goes with so many outfits and is a great piece which makes a simple outfit more summery!

    Sleeveless Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing*
    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Cami Top - New Look
    Ripped Skinny Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look (Similar Here)
    I've fallen back in love with ripped jeans at the moment. I don't know whether it's because it's been super sunny lately and it's good to have the rips so you don't feel as warm in jeans! I love how the ripped jeans give this outfit an edge and go really well with this white sleeveless duster coat.

    Sleeveless Duster Coat - Pretty Little Thing*
    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Cami Top - New Look
    Ripped Skinny Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look (Similar Here)
    This outfit would be great for an evening meal out and I think these colours go really well together. This is a sort of outfit which would look good all year round as the pieces are so versatile.
    What do you think of this outfit? What trends are you loving lately? How would you wear a white waistcoat?
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  • Summer Stripes

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    Nautical is a trend I've always been happy see fade into the background. It comes around every year and really has been well and truely done. I genuinely was surprised that it it's actually one of the few trends that hasnt come back around this year. Although, get me being so alternative and off beat by wearing something sailor inspired. In classic LLYMLRS style I picked up this White Pepper dress a couple of months ago and I've been wearing it on and off since. The thing I like about the White Pepper is that their dresses normally speak for themselves. They don't need accessorising or fancy things added to them, they just look cute, cool and fuss free.

    My little bag is from Zara but has since sold out as I bought it last year. I always forget about it due to it's teeny tiny size but everytime I come across it in my bag collection it catapults right up to the top of the list of my favourite small bags. While it's only big enough to keep my phone, debit card and my keys in it's still pretty practical. This one from the Cambridge Satchel Company is very similar and looks a bit bigger which would probably be hella practical compared to mine!


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  • Beauty: My Summer Beauty Essentials

    I definitely think that summer is my favourite time of the year. I feel so much happier when it's sunny! I've been becoming more and more obsessed with beauty products lately so I've put together this post to show you all my summer beauty essentials!
    Dove Summer Glow - Boots

    I've heard so much about Dove tanning products and when I spotted this one on offer and I just had to pick this up. After showering and sometimes in the morning I've add this lotion to my legs and I've started to get a bit of a tan. It's made me feel more confident when showing my legs when it's sunny! Venus Snap Razor - Boots

    Now the Venus Snap razor has been everywhere at the moment. I was so excited to finally pick this up. I've used it a few times since and it's such a handy shaver. It's light-weight, really easy to use and it's so handy to travel with. I'll be taking this on holiday with me to keep my legs looking super smooth! Essie Nail Polish in Chillato - Boots

    Essie Limited Edition Summer Set - Boots Essie Nail Polish in Sunset Sneaks

    A weakness of mine in the summer is Essie nail polish. I think they really nail it (see what I did there!) when it comes to summer nail polish colours. What's better is if you buy a couple of shades you get a free limited edition travel set it's a win win situation! Dr PawPaw Lip Balm

    I've heard so much about Dr Paw Paw and their multi-use lip balm. You can use this on your lips, dry skin and as a moisturiser. I think it's the ultimate handbag product and I love how it fits so many different purposes.KMS Tame Frizz Conditioner - Look Fantastic*

    One thing I'm not as much of a fan of in the summer is frizzy hair. When it's humid my hair is a curly mess so I'm super excited to try out this conditioner when I go away in a few days. Sun Believe Expert Tan*

    A summer essentials post wouldn't be complete without a fake tan. I'm really getting into tanning products this summer and to have more of a summer glow so I feel more confident about baring my skin (especially my legs!) in summer!
    Redken Pillow Pro Dry Shampoo - Look Fantastic*

    Another summer essential is dry shampoo. I've used this a few times and absolutely love it. It's a great dry shampoo and doesn't leave a noticeable white patch in your hair!

    La Roche Posay Hydrant Moisturiser - Look Fantastic*


    last of all it's la roche posay moisturiser. I love how these products always come in beauty boxes which makes them perfect for travelling!

    What do you think of my summer essentials? What beauty products are you loving this summer?
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  • What I Wore on Holiday pt 1

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    As I've been posting my holiday outfits over on my Instagram daily I thought I'd pop all the links over on here so those who are interested in my holiday wardrobe can get involved. My holiday style is similar to my everyday style really, a little bit rock n roll and a little bit girly. Terribly monochromatic (even in the beating heat!) with the odd addition of a print or two. Some of the items I'm wearing are old or sold out but I have tried to link things that are similar where possible! For example my awesome tropical leaf print cullotte playsuit is sold out but you can get a similar pair of trews and a crop top!



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  • Fashion: The Palm Print Playsuit

    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    Grey Waterfall Waistcoat - River Island (sold out but Similar Here)*
    Shoes - Missguided
    I've fallen in love with this playsuit. I am so excited to wear this on holiday in a few days but I couldn't wait that long to show you all how gorgeous it is. I've paired it with my favourite waistcoat from River Island and i think the playsuit looks gorgeous with the waistcoat and it's such a summery outfit!
    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    Grey Waterfall Waistcoat - River Island (sold out but Similar Here)*
    Shoes - Missguided
    This is a summery outfit I'd wear on a super sunny day (when it's okay to go bare legged) and for a day out with a pair of sandals. I think this is a great summery outfit and it's stylish too. I love this palm print it makes me feel so excited for summer and going on holiday!
    Necklace - Topshop (Similar Here)
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    Grey Waterfall Waistcoat - River Island (sold out but Similar Here)*
    Shoes - Missguided
    I absolutely love this outfit and can't wait to wear it more this summer! There's so much I'm loving on the high-street right now and I still wish I could do some more summer holiday shopping but I'm going away on Tuesday!
    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear this playsuit?

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  • Topshop Binx Jeans

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  • Fashion: This Weeks High-Street Picks #44

    Striped Bardot Playsuit - Missguided
    Facet Disc Necklace - Topshop
    Black Chunky Necklace - River Island
    V Neck Cami - Topshop
    V Neck Check Blouse - River Island
    Embroidered Shoulder Cut-Out Playsuit - Missguided
    Denim Shirt Dress - River Island
    Lace-up clogs - Topshop
    I've been really loving so many brands on the high-street right now. When it comes to summer clothing Missguided are killing it right now! I have a few pieces to wear on my holiday and I'm constantly loving all the new gorgeous pieces they have in stock including this Striped Bardot Playsuit and Embroidered Cut-Out Playsuit are gorgeous and perfect holiday essentials for any fashion forward girl! I think these two pieces are great because you can wear them during the day and easily at night with some heeled sandals.
    I've been having a bit of a necklaces moment right now. I saw a photo on tumblr of a girl wearing a layered necklace and I'm now determined to find the perfect layered necklace! I've noticed the clogs trend is coming back (my mum will be pleased!) and I fell in love with this pair on the Topshop site!
    What are you loving on the high-street at the moment? Which is your favourite item in this weeks picks?
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  • 15 ways to feel better about yourself

    SMILE
    Smiling, even a silly little fake smile is linked to lifting your mood. Plus you look awesome when you smile.

    TAKE THAT COMPLIMENT ALREADY!
    If someone praises you, smile and say thanks—don't argue or play the whole thing down. Accept that compliment they wouldn’t have given it to you if it wasn’t true!!

    MAKE DECISIONS
    When people have low confidence, they tend to over think pretty much every
    Making a decision no matter how big or small will make you feel stronger and more capable

    STOP SAYING SORRY
    As humans we seem to be programmed to apologise all the time, especially when you’re feeling insecure. I swear I start all my vlogs saying “Sorry about my hair” but when in reality theres probably nothing wrong with it! Try to do one day without unnecessarily saying, "I'm sorry.

    REWARD YOURSELF
    Always give yourself credit for the things to achieve, no matter how big or small. Try making a list of things you have done rather than things you haven’t, it’s more satisfying than a list of unticked things!

    STOP THINKING PEOPLE DONT LIKE YOU
    Chances are most people either like you or are indifferent to you. When you meet new people always presume that everyone likes you, its so simple and makes your life so much easier.

    RECOVER FROM FAILURE
    Sometimes failure is inevitable, and we all have bumps in the rocky road thats called life. Just try to acccept that it will happen occasionally and you will move on from it.

    LET YOURSELF MAKE MISTAKES
    Everyone makes mistakes. It’s simply part of what makes us humans! PS. Most of the time the only person who notices you making a mistake is yourself!

    MANAGE EXPECTATIONS
    Be realistic about the things you could achieve. If you want to loose weight then set yourself a realistic first goal and then an overall goal you’d like to reach. This way you aren’t setting yourself up for disappointment from the start.

    DONT BE JEALOUS
    Avoid those green eyed monster feelings as they can bring negative thoughts in for no reason. In life we don’t have to always be the best at things all the time.

    LET THE GOOD THINGS STICK OUT
    A lot of the time we tend to dwell on the negative aspects of life compared to the good ones. Try writing down all the good things that happen in your life and keep them in a jar so you can look back on them when you’re feeling low.

    BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
    You can do anything that you put your mind to. Try learning a new skill or pick up something you tried before and gave up. Do things you enjoy and you’re more likely to succeed!

    STOP PROCRASTINATING
    Don’t avoid thing and put them off till the last possible moment. It’s a huge confidence killer and the harder you work towards a goal the better you’ll feel once it’s done.

    VISUALISE SUCESS
    Let your mind wander and day dream about the things you want to get done. Theres nothing wrong with having high hopes in the world as long as you create realistic steps to getting there.





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