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  • The Sunglasses Brand You Must See

    Quay Australia are the sunglasses brand that seem to be on everyones lips this year. The super cool brand make a variety of sunglassses in so many different styles ad patterns with something to suit everyones needs. From oversized retro bug eyed shapes to intridcate metal designs and festival ready looks.

    The ones Im wearing in the photos are actually one of three I have in that style (I have brown tortishell and black) and I simply adore them. The cat eye shape is really flattering on my face shape and conicidently the shape of sunglasses I like the most. I always get compliments whenever I wear them, Even to the point where people stop me on the street and ask me where they are from!

    Quay Australia are a seriously cool brand and I totally recommend checking them out. They are stocked on Topshop and on ASOS so give them a little browse fo'sho!


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  • Fashion: A Summer Holiday/Day Wear Outfit Under £50

    Top - New Look

    Kimono - New Look

    Shorts - New Look

    Sandals - Missguided (but the one's I bought for the challenge are here)



    So an email dropped in my inbox about a challenge to get a whole holiday outfit under £50 with love2shop vouchers. I just had to do this as I love a challenge! So with my £50 Love 2 Shop vouchers I headed to New Look as they had lots of offers on for summer.
    Top - New Look
    Kimono - New Look
    Shorts - New Look
    Sandals - Missguided (but the one's I bought for the challenge are here)
    For the challenge I chose this gorgeous kimono which was only £11, I picked up another ultimate style staple the black cami top which was £10. I picked up these shorts which were £17 which is another bargain. I picked up a pair of sandals but I didn't like them with this outfit so i'm wearing some white sandals I've already got. I still had £5 to spare so I picked up a new nail varnish!



    What do you think of this outfit? What would you buy for under £50?

    * Items from this blog post were bought with Love 2 Shop Vouchers*
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  • My 2015 Summer Bases

    So the weather is warming up and it's actually showing signs of ACTUAL summer! Can you believe it? Nope, but Im sure we'll go back to it being horrible and rainy in just a few days!

    I've been aware of the iconic Estee Lauder Day Wear for a long time but it took me a while to get around to trying it. It's a super high SPF primer/base type deal which protects the skin from the elements and harmful UV rays. Boasting a impressive mix of antioxidants, repairing ingredients, and cell-communicating ingredients this is a base worth trying out over the summer months. The lightweight lotion texture works well under makeup too so makes it a really lovely summer base.

    MAC Face and Body has been my summer foundation of choice for ages. It's a lovely lightweight water based foundation that can be sheer or built up if you need more coverage. On me it lasts all day, keeps my skin looking fresh and dewy and just gives a my skin but better feel to my skin. I champion this foundation most year's so it's no surprise it was high up on my list of repurchases this year!


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  • Fashion: Summer Lingerie from Marks and Spencer

    Silk Padded Bra - Marks and Spencer*



    As you all probably know by now, I'm a massive fan of lingerie. Sometimes I think it's the only thing you need to feel more confident and sexy is to have a nice set of underwear! I think you have to really be on top of your bra game so you have a bra for each occasion when you want to wear a top that's got a low back/low front etc. When it comes to summer I think it's all about the nude, black and white bras and sticking to wearing colours like that as there's nothing worse then wearing a bright bra with a white t-shirt. So here's some gorgeous pieces from Marks and Spencer I know you'll all love just as much as I do...

    Silk Padded Bra - Marks and Spencer*
    I choose this set as it was not only in the sale but it was absolutely gorgeous. You can't go wrong with a cream bra. I love matching sets and this is one which will definitely make you feel that little bit more confident! Corded Set - Marks and Spencer*

    You can't go wrong with a black bra. I think black bras look so much better with a teeny hint of colour and I fell a little bit in love with this set. I think this is a great set to wear under any dark coloured outfit. Silk Teddy - Marks and Spencer*

    In summer you get so hot in bed at night and I normally just sleep in a pyjama top and shorts but since this teddy playsuit came into my life i've been obsessed with it. As it's silk is soft on your skin and you go to bed not feeling super warm (it's a win win situation!)

    What do you think of this underwear? Which set is your favourite?
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  • 25 Fashion Blog Post Ideas For When You're Uninspired

    It's that time when you really want to blog but you have no ideas to start your post. After 6 years of blogging I thought I'd start doing tips and ideas from my note book (well notes section on my phone) to help you all when you're stuck for ideas! So here is 25 ideas for fashion themed blog posts.



    1. Outfit Of The Day

    2. Weekly Wishlist

    3. Wishlist focused on a certain brand (e.g Topshop, Missguided, River Island)

    4. Fashion Tips

    5. 5 Fashion Lessons You Wish You Knew

    6. Celebrity Steal Her Style

    7. Your Top 5 Current Favourite Fashion Bloggers

    8. Tips for Decluttering your wardrobe

    9. Tips for reinventing your style

    10. Ways to save money when shopping

    11. Shoe Wishlist

    12. Pay-day Wishlist

    13. Ways to wear a current trend

    14. How to wear a trend

    15. Steal her style (from a television character)

    16. Favourite outfits of the month

    17. Holiday outfit diary

    18. Outfit Inspiration

    19. How to dress for a wedding/event

    20. What to wear to a Festival

    21. Holiday outfit ideas/wishlist

    22. Top 5 Fashion Icons

    23. Fashion Must Haves

    24. Top 5 Fashion Staples

    25. What to wear to an interview



    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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  • Missguided Palm Tree Playsuit and Crete Sunsets

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    White Sleeveless Waistcoat - Miss Selfridge*
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    White Heels - New Look*
    So you've all probably noticed on my social media channels that this past week I've been to Wireless10 with New Look and then for a weeks holiday with my boyfriend to Crete. I've been to some beautiful beaches, seen some beautiful sunsets and explored the island with my boyfriend which every minute of it I loved.

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    White Sleeveless Waistcoat - Miss Selfridge*
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    White Heels - New Look*

    While we were away in Crete I couldn't resist getting Ben to take some photos of my outfits for my blog! (there's lots more posts coming!) and this is one of my favourite outfits I wore. I absolutely love this palm tree print playsuit and it was perfect for an evening out in Crete and having dinner and it was super comfortable too.


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    White Sleeveless Waistcoat - Miss Selfridge*
    Palm Print Playsuit - Missguided*
    White Heels - New Look*
    I've teamed it with my new waistcoat from Miss Selfridge which has been so versatile to team with pretty much any holiday outfit to give the outfit a more dressed up look. For a night out in the town we were staying Chania I decided to opt for simple white heels from New Look which I think finished the outfit perfectly.
    While we were in Crete we saw the most beautiful sunsets from our hotel and I just had to share a couple of photos of the sunsets with you from when Ben was taking my outfit photos for me!


    The view from our hotel was absolutely heavenly and they'll be a full review up of the hotel soon as it was just the most amazing hotel i've ever stayed in (I didn't want to leave!) I've got so many photos of the trip to share with you as we did so much sight seeing so stay tuned for lots more Crete blog posts!

    What do you think of this outfit? What do you wear on holiday? Have you been to Crete?
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  • Fashion: This Weeks High-Street Picks #45

    Black Plunge Bodysuit - Pretty Little Thing
    Orange Pleated Skirt - Pretty Little Thing
    Culotte Jumpsuit - Topshop
    Shoe Boots - Topshop
    Light coral cut-out shoulder top - River Island
    Black embellished Cami Top - River Island
    Wide Leg Khaki Trousers - Missguided
    Black Sleeveless Duster Coat - Missguided


    It feels like ages since I last posted a high-street picks post. You can check out my last high-street picks post here. With summer in full spring I know a lot of you will be shopping for your summer holidays and this bodysuit is perfect to dress up and down your holiday outfits. Dress the bodysuit up with a midi skirt and dress is down with sandals and a pair of high-waisted shorts for a simple but stylish holiday look.
    If you've been reading my blog a while you will know that I've been loving the culotte trend. When you're on holiday I prefer to wear trousers but they are definitely too hot during the day. I wore a culotte jumpsuit on holiday during the day and it kept me feeling cool and comfortable.
    The 'cut-out shoulder' trend is massive at the moment and I have a black top like this which I absolutely love. I think a more summer coloured one like this one from River Island is perfect with a pair of ripped skinny jeans for a casual look.
    What do you think of this weeks high-street picks? What's your favourite item on this weeks wishlist?
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  • Fashion: How To Wear a Blue Maxi Skirt & Crete Holiday Photos

    I'm having serious holiday blues right now! Me and my boyfriend got back from our holiday just under a week ago and we had the nicest time in Crete. I wish we could have stayed there longer! I've been going through the photos and making lists of how to make them into blog posts (so be prepared for lots more Crete posts!) You may have caught my first holiday outfit post here.


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark
    I loved going out most evenings on holiday. We spent the evenings going out for food and drinks, browsing the shops and markets and checking out the harbour. I loved dressing for an evening out as you didn't have to worry about jackets, getting to warm and I always opted for loose, comfortable clothing so I stayed cool and feeling refreshed. I love this white


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark
    I wore this outfit for dinner out with Ben and some drinks and it was perfect for an evening out on holiday. I paired the blue maxi skirt with a cut-out shoulder top from ASOS which I love. It's so easy to wear with jeans, skirts and trousers and looks gorgeous with this skirt! I thought for my make-up I would go for a dewy, glow holiday look and my favourite bright red lipstick which is MAC Lady Danger.


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark
    This is a great but simple holiday look (and it won't take up too much space in your suitcase!) I'll leave you all with some more photos of the gorgeous crete sunsets we saw. We had a quick drink in the hotel bar before going out and this was our view!

    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear a coloured maxi skirt?
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  • Fashion: How To Wear a Blue Maxi Skirt & Crete Holiday Photos

    I'm having serious holiday blues right now! Me and my boyfriend got back from our holiday just under a week ago and we had the nicest time in Crete. I wish we could have stayed there longer! I've been going through the photos and making lists of how to make them into blog posts (so be prepared for lots more Crete posts!) You may have caught my first holiday outfit post here.


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark

    I loved going out most evenings on holiday. We spent the evenings going out for food and drinks, browsing the shops and markets and checking out the harbour. I loved dressing for an evening out as you didn't have to worry about jackets, getting to warm and I always opted for loose, comfortable clothing so I stayed cool and feeling refreshed. I love this white


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark

    I wore this outfit for dinner out with Ben and some drinks and it was perfect for an evening out on holiday. I paired the blue maxi skirt with a cut-out shoulder top from ASOS which I love. It's so easy to wear with jeans, skirts and trousers and looks gorgeous with this skirt! I thought for my make-up I would go for a dewy, glow holiday look and my favourite bright red lipstick which is MAC Lady Danger.


    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Mac Lady Danger Lipstick - Selfridges
    Cropped Shoulder Cami Top - ASOS*
    Blue Maxi Skirt - New Look*
    Flip Flops - Primark

    This is a great but simple holiday look (and it won't take up too much space in your suitcase!) I'll leave you all with some more photos of the gorgeous crete sunsets we saw. We had a quick drink in the hotel bar before going out and this was our view!

    What do you think of this outfit? How would you wear a coloured maxi skirt?
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  • Grumpy Skin Saviors

    A new-ish twosome from the Body Shop is the focus of todays post. Their Vitamin C collection is already a pretty popular range for the brand but adding two complimentary products to the line has really rounded it off. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser and The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer. Designed for those of us who have tired, dull skin tones who need that dreamy lit from within look without going OTT on the highlighter.




    Fans of the Origins GinZing range would probably be fans of these two products. Think glow, moisture boosting, natural and youthful skin. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser is a gel like consistency which hydrates the skin, cools and gives a light glow to grumpy skin. It sinks in almost immediately and gives the skin a much needed shot of hydration to plump up the skin. Big fan of this stuff as my skin seems to love it! Then we have The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer which is a bright peach cream which moisturisers and corrects the skintone a little. It doesn’t add a huge amount of colour to the skin but it certainly does add something. It’s more like a primer than a skincare item but it does really give the skin a nice finish (soft matte) with a little bit of moisture boost. A smart little complexion booster which I can’t recommend enough.

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  • 16 Thoughts We've All Had Shopping In Topshop

    Print High Neck Top - £14
    Wild Flower Print Top - £26
    Black Ripped Joni Jeans - £38
    Stripe Drape Blouse - £38
    Mid Heel Shoes - £35
    Snake Print Slip Ons - £20
    Culotte Jumpsuit - £26
    Platform Sandals - £28

    So I'm Topshop's typical consumer 20 year old female and university student. I love reading posts like this online and so I thought I'd do my own edition! I'm a sucker for all things Topshop and have been for years and I seem to own every striped top they're sold since like 2005 (oops!)


    1. *Walks past a Topshop* I might just pop in and see what's new

    2. I definitely NEED that basic cami top in EVERY single colour
    3. Right it's totally okay to buy another pair of skinny jeans
    4. Oh they have a sale section (oh that's still £30 and walks away)
    5. All the staff look like supermodels and I look like i've just rolled out of bed, great
    6. £8 FOR A LIPSTICK?! £8 *goes and buys it anyway*
    7. Maybe I do need that white t-shirt I already have 3 of
    8. Is it completely lame to pick up everything that's styled on that mannequin?
    9. I'm going to get loads of wear out of that totally needed head piece/body chain this summer it's okay if it's £25
    10. I wish my bank balance was bigger
    11. Can I really be bothered with this changing room queue?
    12. It's okay I'll buy it all now and return everything I don't like in the next week *and forgets*
    13. Head to the till with two items... oh Carmex! oh skittles! I definitely need those
    14. Where is my student discount *prays student card is still in my purse*
    15. It's okay to spend £75 on this shop because they won't have new clothes in for ages and these are style staples.
    16. *Walks past Topshop the following week* oops I'm back here again


    Can you relate to any of these? What other thoughts have you had whilst shopping in Topshop?
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  • Grumpy Skin Saviours

    A new-ish twosome from the Body Shop is the focus of todays post. Their Vitamin C collection is already a pretty popular range for the brand but adding two complimentary products to the line has really rounded it off. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser and The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer. Designed for those of us who have tired, dull skin tones who need that dreamy lit from within look without going OTT on the highlighter.




    Fans of the Origins GinZing range would probably be fans of these two products. Think glow, moisture boosting, natural and youthful skin. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser is a gel like consistency which hydrates the skin, cools and gives a light glow to grumpy skin. It sinks in almost immediately and gives the skin a much needed shot of hydration to plump up the skin. Big fan of this stuff as my skin seems to love it! Then we have The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer which is a bright peach cream which moisturisers and corrects the skintone a little. It doesn’t add a huge amount of colour to the skin but it certainly does add something. It’s more like a primer than a skincare item but it does really give the skin a nice finish (soft matte) with a little bit of moisture boost. A smart little complexion booster which I can’t recommend enough.

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  • 5 Ways to Promote Your Blog Using Social Media

    I technically started this blog 6 years ago. I may have only posted occasionally but I'm a bit of oldie in blogging land! (despite not even being 21 yet) I was thinking about ways to improve my content and I thought that it's time to share with you all some blogging tips I've learnt over the years. So here are a few ways I promote my blog using social media.


    1. Scheduling Tweets
    When it comes to blog posts it's easy to just leave it there for people to read once you've published it. I've found that I read blogs as soon as I wake up, about mid morning and also during the evening while watching television so this is where Buffer comes in handy. I use the app on my phone and the website on my computer to schedule tweets about my latest blog post about 3 times the same day I publish it.


    2. Share The Blog Love
    I've noticed so many bloggers don't share other blogs they like. I've started to do favourite blogger themed round ups (you can check them out here and here) about blogs i'm genuinely loving reading and I think that by this other bloggers will discover you and link back to your site which helps your blogs SEO to!


    3. Join in with the Twitter chats
    There's a massive community of bloggers online and on Twitter. If you don't follow me on Twitter you can follow me here. I like taking part in the sunday blogger chats but I know theres chats on other days of the week too. Here's a few I know about...
    Monday - #fbloggers chat 8-9pm
    Wednesday - #bbloggers chat 8-9pm
    Sunday - #lbloggers chat 7-8pm
    #bbloggers chat 8-9pm


    4. Utilise Facebook More
    I used to be very embarrassed about sharing anything to do with my blog on Facebook and even on my blogs Facebook page. If you don't follow my blog on Facebook you can follow it here. I post quotes, outfit posts and photos from travelling and blogging events. I've recently linked my instagram to my personal Facebook page so when I post an outfit I really liked I share it through instagram on Facebook and i've had a traffic increase through Facebook since I started doing so.


    5. Don't be afraid to hashtag! #
    I've noticed a lot more bloggers using hashtags on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter lately. Good examples of bloggers using hashtags are Em Talks and The Little Plum if you want to check out other bloggers who are using hashtags well. I like to use hashtags of brand names such as #boohoo #topshop #prettylittlething but also the #fbloggers hashtag and #ootd!


    How do you promote your blog via social media?
    Hope you've found these tips helpful!
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  • Fashion: This Weeks High-Street Picks #46

    Box Pleat Midi Skirt - Boohoo
    High-Necked Crop Top - Boohoo
    Lace up Cut-Out Skater Dress - Missguided
    Sleeveless Waistcoat - Topshop
    Barton Mid Heel Shoes - Topshop
    Grey Snake Print Shirt Dress - Missguided (now in the sale)
    Khaki Dress - Pretty Little Thing
    There's so much I'm loving on the high-street right now. I think this is the best time to shop on the high-street the summer sales have begun, the new season stock for Autumn/Winter is arriving and so right now I'm constantly checking all my favourite online stores and seeing what is available!
    If you haven't seen last week's wish list post you can see it here. I have noticed midi pleated skirts are becoming more and more popular at the moment. I love how Vicky Pattison and Lauren Pope rock the box pleated midi skirt. I've noticed lace up clothes are everywhere at the moment and isn't this one from Missguided perfect?!
    What are you loving on the high-street right now? What would you buy from this wishlist?
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  • 2000 Trees Festival

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    At the weekend I headed over to a little farm somewhere near Cheltenham to attend the 2000 Trees festival with Zoe. I made a little vlog of the day over on my vlogging channel which is embedded above or you can see it over on my channel if you click here! Hope you enjoy watching it, and I hope it's one of many vlogs to come over the festival season. I have a few more coming up this year but because I decided to spend my summer in London this year my schedule is so different from last year when I was away pretty much every weekend!



    We stayed in a little Yurt thing which was so much fun and I wish I took more photos of it to show you the glamping side of festivals! The one we stayed in was HUGE and so cosy and spacious! 2000 Tree's is a underground/alt rock type festival, The crowd was quite a mixture of serious music fans, festival goes who just wanted to go to a festival and a bunch of kids. However it was a really relaxing and chill vibe going round which was really nice to be a part of. Especially as Im off to Reading this year for the first time in years and thats going to be something a bit different in comparison!



    We caught a few bands but my favourites Deaf Havana were my highlight of course. I've seen them a fair few times over the past few years and they've really gone from strength to strength. Was cool to see some of their new stuff live as well as some of my favourite songs by them (check this one)!

    Things took a turn for the worse when Zoe had an allergic reaction to something she'd used on her eyes on the third day of the festival so we actually ended up going home a day earlier. I honest was so worried about her eye, I'd never seen anything like it and there is nothing worse than something going wrong with your eyes! It's terrifying! She's alright now though, but its not a nice thing to happen to anyone!

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  • Lifestyle: Wireless With New Look

    Floral Headband - New Look
    Cami Top - New Look
    Embellished Kimono - New Look*
    Trousers - New Look
    Sandals - Topshop
    Shortly before I went away to Greece I was invited kindly by New Look to Wireless10. Wireless10 was an extra day of Wireless festival to celebrate 10 years of the festival. This worked out well for me and my boyfriend as we wanted to go to Wireless but we had booked our holiday on that weekend so we were lucky to go to Wireless10 before we went away!

    Floral Headband - New Look
    Cami Top - New Look
    Embellished Kimono - New Look*
    Trousers - New Look
    Sandals - Topshop
    At the start of the day it was pouring it down with rain and I got soaked so there was only one thing for it and that was to pick up a rain poncho and it worked a treat!



    We saw Rita Ora, Kid Ink, Katy B to name a few artists and they we all really good! Luckily after a few hours the sun came out and after a few drinks I was dancing away!



    Thankyou so much to New Look for having me! I loved Wireless10!

    Have you been to a festival lately? Are you going to any this summer?
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  • Highlighter on Fleek

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    Im NGL. I dont REALLY know follow Jaclyn Hill on the reg. I've some of of her videos over the years but Im not overly familiar with her. BUT What I do know about her is that she seriously rocks the glowy cheek and is the personification of highlighter on fleek. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop is her offering to the highlighting makeup world and in a word it STUNNING.



    A white gold, pinky peach highlighter that gives a serious dose of glow to the cheeks. I've honestly never used a highlighter like it, Im talking way more than a glow from within... like a glow from out of space. Infused with light reflective peals and a bit of shimmer this gives an intense luminous finish to the skin. The warm undertone works like a dream on me and it’s just… highlighter on fleek. Plus, as a cheeky (get!) bonus this powder can be used as a eyeshadow or as a highlighter so it’s a great all rounder shade. Id also class it as a night time highlighter as its WAY too intense for day wear in my opinion, it's SUPER glowy.



    Downside, you can’t get it in the UK right now. I got mine from Sephora.com for $38 and it came within a week. Would totally recommend this to and highlighter junkie fo’sho!

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  • 5 things to do solo this weekend

    Doing stuff solo shouldn’t be something you're scared of. But as a millennial I feel like its something we all feel a little bit weird about doing. There is nothing wrong with being on your own or choosing not to go out with your friends at the weekend! I think that we should take a few hours or a whole day at least once a week to ourselves to refresh, recharge and spend some time getting to know yourself better. Being independent and learning to love being with your own company will help you tenfold so here are 5 things to do solo this weekend.



    Netflix is Life

    Spending an entire weekend binge watching my TV shows is one of my favourite things on solo weekends. Load up with snacks and put on your cosiest PJ’s and take up residence in front of your laptop. Some of my favourite shows at the moment are Penny Dreadful and Vikings. If you have any recommendations of series to binge watch then suggest them in the comments!



    Take Hike

    When I was in America I realised how refreshing and mind cleansing going on a hike can be. Experiencing nature can really calm the mind and the soul and make you feel at peace with the world around you. A short 1-2 hour hike around a local wood, park or if you’re more adventurous then attempt a mountain climb! Feel the wind in your hair and the birds chirping around!



    Solo Shop

    I personally love shopping with my friends but I do also love going on my own. When Im alone I can take as much time as I like trying on things and experimenting with my look without having a friend comment on things. Hurray to being under no pressure and no judgemental friends side eyes!



    Day Tripping

    Hop on a train and take a visit to the coast or to a brand new city you’ve never been to before. The beauty of travelling solo it means you can go wherever you want, do whatever you want and in your own time! Stay overnight in a fancy hotel and pretend your in Gossip Girl!



    Read Something Inspirational

    Curl up under a duvet on your couch with and get fully engrossed in a good book. Try a motivational book to inspire and motivate you to try something new in life. Or maybe a recipe books to get you trying some new foods next week. Or even a YA novel, which are still great reads even in your mid twenties!





    There are so many things I could add to this list and I may do another in the future if you guys want more things to do on your own! If you have any ideas of things others can do on their own this weekend then do leave them in the comments as I would love to know!



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  • Fashion: Pretty Little Thing Summer Wishlist

    Black Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit - £30
    Blue Multi Print Kimono - £20
    Shell Print Bodysuit - £15
    Black Plunge Bodysuit - £12
    Cream Floral Print Dress - £25
    Crochet Playsuit - £25
    Stripe Trousers - £25
    Lilac Floral Dress - £20
    There's so many things I'm loving on Pretty Little Thing at the moment. When it comes to summer I always find myself wanting to buy a new wardrobe of clothes as there is so many gorgeous clothes online and on the high-street in the summer. I thought I'd put together a wish list showing you all the bits I'm loving on Pretty Little Thing right now!


    At the moment I'm absolutely obsessed with kimonos. I love this one and think it'd look gorgeous on a night out with a black jumpsuit and heels. During the day this kimono would look good with a simple white cami top and denim shorts. I really like this bodysuit from the Lucy Mecklenburgh x Pretty Little Thing collection it would look so good with a high-waisted skirt for a summery look.
    I've just spotted these trousers online and I'm now a little bit obsessed with them! It's my 21st birthday in just over a week and I think they'll make the perfect outfit with a white camisole top and heels for an evening out.


    What do you think of this wish list? What's your favourite item? What are you loving on Pretty Little Thing at the moment?
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  • Taste of London Food Festival

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    Im no stranger to a Food Festival. I grew up in Ludlow, the self proclaimed foodie capital of the UK which has a huge slow food culture and is known for it's iconinc yearly food festival. Zoe asked me if I wanted to head over to Taste of London with her which is pretty much the same deal. Some of London's best restaurants and food producers were there to show off their wares and impress a eagar (and hungry) public!
    The currency of the day were paper 'crowns', which we were supposed to use to pay for all the items we ate that day. I felt the crowns were annoying and pointless and such a waste of paper when money could have easily crossed hands on the day. You could only buy crowns in packs of 10, with most plates being around the £4-£5 mark it was quite annoying. Plus those buying beers and wines would be handing over a considerably amount more of silly paper crowns! I think I spent about £20 that day on very little food and some over priced drinks. Then again Im a Londoner and spend at least £20 on a meal out whenever I go out!

    The event cost £25 to get in for the day, but then you had to pay for all the food and drink on top of that. I'd imagined It'd be more like the Ludlow Food Festival where traders offer a lot of samples and try before you buy type things. It's worth noting that there was some free iced tea, which me and Zoe happily sampled and funnily enough ended up being the only things we bought on the day. She bought it there but I ended up waiting till I got home and ordering as I didn't want to carry the stuff around. I just think it was worth noting how the things we tried were things we ended up buying!

    Being newly vegan there wasn't really much on offer that I could eat really which was a shame. Although Im well aware my eating habits are probably not the type that would attend this type of event anyway so Im not going to bash them on that. I ended up having some noodles, falafel and hummus, as well as some AMAZING grilled Aubergine and harissa with coconut cream. I need to try and recreate that at home!

    Overall it was a lovely event but incredibly over priced for what it was. I guess the high price tag attracts a certain class of punter but I felt it was way too expensive for what it was. All in all it was a lovely day out and we had such a nice sunny afternoon in merry London!



    PHOTOS BY ZOE LONDON
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  • Travel: Elafornissi Beach, Crete and Beach Outfit

    Top - Tally Weijl
    Kimono - Topshop
    Bikini - Primark
    Have you ever seen a beach so beautiful?! looking at these photos is getting me a bit down right now but it just reminds me what an amazing beach it was and what a great time I had when I was there! I couldn't not share photos from this beach day with you all. Elafornissi beach is on the coast of Crete and it's well worth a visit to. Me and Ben hired a car and it took a few hours of driving but we got there in the end and it was well and truly worth it.



    Top - Tally Weijl
    Kimono - Topshop
    Bikini - Primark
    I got Ben to take these photos in the sea but it was extremely windy (as you can probably tell!) The colours of the sea were absolutely beautiful and it was pretty deserted in comparison to other beaches we saw. I fell in love with this beach a little especially since as it looks so gorgeous on photos and it's also a really shallow beach so you can go out in the sea for ages and ages and it barely reaches over your bum. The sea is so clear and the sand it pink it was just gorgeous!





    I apologise in advance if seeing these photos has made you want to book a sunny holiday right now but I can assure you the beach was even more beautiful in person it was like looking at a postcard!



    What do you wear to the beach? Can you recommend any beaches like this? Have you been to Crete?

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  • Why I Blog

    Everyone’s reasoning behind starting a blog is different, some are motivated by money, free stuff or simply by the desire to share their thoughts online.



    I’ve been blogging in some shape or form for a very long time, I found out the other day I've been writing on my Live Journal since 2007 a few days ago! LLYMLRS in it’s current state has been around since 2009, although I did have blogs before that that I never committed to or simply just used them as online journals.



    Becoming a full time blogger was never something that came into the equation when I started bloging. Purely because it wasnt really something that was a thing way back then. My blog has grown considerably and far beyond my wildest dreams.



    Here are my very personal reasons on why I blog and why I love what I do:

    • Being able to express myself online freely
    • Allowing myself to be surrounded by creative and engaging people from all over the world
    • Sharing my experiences so others can learn from them
    • Being part of a predominately female-led industry full of smart and powerful women
    • Having a visual record of my life from leaving university till whenever I decide to stop.
    • Trailblazing my own career out of a hobby
    • Meeting likeminded people who are have become life long friends
    • Countless life-changing opportunities.
    • Travelling the world and seen place I’d never considered visiting
    • Encouraging and inspiring others
    • Challenging myself to learn new skills and expand my knowledge
    • Spreading a message of positivity
    • Boosting my self esteem and confidence
    • Making a hobby financially viable
    • Using my voice to influence and advise others
    • Being part of a digital revolution pioneered by young creatives
    • Knowing people care and that my opinion matters




    Those are just a few of the reasons why I blog and why I love it so much. Blogging totally changed my life and I like to look back at how different my life was compared to when I started. While I don’t think anything was wrong with my life before, I just was never sure what I wanted to do with it. I never had a career goal but I knew I wanted to be successful and known for something but I didn't know what exactly would bring me in that position. There was never really a moment in my blogging story where everything just clicked. It felt right from the start, it made sense and I knew what I was doing was going to become part of my life and be one of my greatest passions.



    Id love to know why you blog, it's such a personal thing and I'd love to know your reasons!



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  • Fashion: The Holiday Kimono - A Casual Holiday Outfit

    Lady Danger by MAC Lipstick - Selfridges
    Sunglasses - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Top - ASOS*
    Kimono - Miss Selfridge* (now in the sale for £24.50)
    Shorts - Missguided*
    Sandals - Topshop

    It's sometimes a bit of a challenge to try and stay stylish once you're on holiday it's hot, humid and all you want is to wear your bikini all day and get a tan. While we were in Crete, me and Ben loved to do some exploring and we travelled around a lot so I had to prepared for pretty much any occasion on a 10kg luggage limit (hand luggage you nightmare!) I wore this outfit for a more casual day, we explored some ruins, hired a car and we saw some beautiful views before we went out for dinner and drinks in the evening.


    Lady Danger by MAC Lipstick - Selfridges
    Sunglasses - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Top - ASOS*
    Kimono - Miss Selfridge* (now in the sale for £24.50)
    Shorts - Missguided*
    Sandals - Topshop
    I think a kimono is a great edition to any woman's wardrobe this summer. I'm not the most body confident person in the world and I really don't like showing off my legs (unless i'm wearing heels so they look thinner) so wearing a kimono on top of my outfit made me feel more confident and looks more stylish too!


    Lady Danger by MAC Lipstick - Selfridges
    Sunglasses - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Top - ASOS*
    Kimono - Miss Selfridge* (now in the sale for £24.50)
    Shorts - Missguided*
    Sandals - Topshop
    I loved this outfit on holiday and I think you can never go wrong with a simple white tee and denim shorts. The kimono gives this outfit a real style update!
    What do you think of this outfit? What have you been wearing this summer?
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  • Fashion: The Weeks High-Street Picks #47

    Bright Red Frilly Shoulder Top - River Island
    Black Stripe Tie Waist Skirt - River Island
    Curve Hem Shirt Dress - Missguided
    Mid Blue Ripped Jeans - Topshop
    Fringe Shoe Boots - Topshop
    Culotte Jumpsuit - Missguided
    Crepe Peg Trousers - Topshop
    It's that time of year where all you want to do is update your wardrobe. With summer in England not lasting much longer (maybe we'll get the odd warm day) it's about buying those pieces which will help you transition to Autumn/Winter 2015.
    I absolutely love this striped skirt from River Island. I think this a great style staple all year round and would look great with blouses, t-shirts and for a night out with a pair of heels. Shirt dresses are a massive trend at the moment and this one from Missguided is perfect for summertime. I've fallen back in love with ripped jeans at the moment, they're so great for a sunny day because they give you a bit of breathing space if it gets too hot with the rips in the jeans.
    I'm a little bit in love with these boots from Topshop. They've got the perfect 70's vibe to them and look absolutely gorgeous for daywear but also for a night out too.
    What do you think of this weeks wishlist? What are you loving on the high-street at the moment?
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  • How to Pack a Pool Bag

    Packing your bag ready for the pool or beach can be one of those tasks thats really simple but so easy to forget some of the essential’s. I always fall into the overpacking territory bringing way too much with me and forgetting important things like sunscreen. Here’s a few simple tips to help you along with packing your bag that’ll have all the essentials while you take up residence poolside.



    Pick a Large bag:

    I tend to go for tote bags or really roomy beach bags. Mine is from a shop called Alphabet Bags who have an awesome array of super cute bags and designs that are minimal and chic at the same time. Nylon and Canvas bags are ideal for a beach bag.



    Take a Sarong

    I don’t know why sarongs always remind me of my mum and not necessarily something that I’d wear myself. However the oversized fabric can be doubled up as a scarf, pillow or a shoulder cover up if you burn yourself. They dry quickly if they get wet and can be lay on if you can find a sun lounger! A great all round beach bag must have!



    Be Prepared

    Take a few snacks with you such as cereal bars or fruit as well as lots of water to keep you hydrated in the beating sun. Also bring a few euros (or insert your holiday currency here) to pay for extras such as ice cream, renting a pool bed or a cheeky cocktail!



    Waterproof Bag



    I was sent a super cool little pouch from H&M which is basically like a waterproof bikini case. Perfect for when you want to change back into your clothes but don’t want to get them all wet from a soggy bikini. Pop your dry underwear in there until it comes to changing and switch them around.

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  • Contouring For Eyes?

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    Contour is the word on everyone lips at the moment but it’s not something that's normally used to talk about eyes. When I came across this Kat Von D Shade of Light Eye Contour palette when I was away in Vegas a a few months ago I knew it would be love. I just saw it and knew that mix of warm, neutral and cool browns would be right up my street. Now I totally dig a warm brown eyeshadow, I don’t think I’ve worn anything else on my eyes apart from MAC Uninterrupted since I picked it up last year. However I like a good palette every once in a while.



    Designed to make small eyes larger or large eyes smaller this kit is a full matte palette with 12 different shades in varying intensities. The palette itself is organised into 3 different “quads” each with a different undertone designed for different looks. Theres lots of info in the packaging telling you how to create different looks from the palette which would be super helpful for n00bs. The formula is really lovely, really soft and finely milled and pack a huge punch in the pigment game. However I do feel like some need a teeny bit of primer just to get the most out of each shade.



    I love Kat Von D, I think she’s super cool and rocks her look so well. It’s awesome that an alt girl like her can create a really mainstream makeup collection thats sold Sephora wide.





    In short, this palette is perfect if you want a matte shadow palette that can shape, shade and define the eyes all while looking pretty natural and wearable at the same time. This ones for you.

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  • Travel: Gramvousa Island and Beach Day Outfit

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Bikini - ASOS*
    Floral Print Kimono - New Look
    Maxi Skirt -ASOS*
    Converse - Schuh (Similar Here)


    Through-out my time in Crete these photos are from my favourite day me and Ben had there. We went on a boat trip after getting a coach and we ended up on Gramvousa Island which is one of the nicest views I've ever seen. After we visited Gramvousa Island we went to Balos Beach which was amazing. It was like being in the middle of a tropical paradise (which i'll show you all in another post!)

    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Bikini - ASOS*
    Floral Print Kimono - New Look
    Maxi Skirt -ASOS*
    Converse - Schuh (Similar Here)
    It was well over 30 degrees so climbing to the top of the island for the view it was VERY hot! The views were breathtaking and it was well worth walking to the top of the island for. It was such a beautiful island and the photos don't do the views justice It was literally like looking at a postcard!



    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Bikini - ASOS*
    Floral Print Kimono - New Look
    Maxi Skirt -ASOS*
    Converse - Schuh (Similar Here)
    We went on a coach and then on a boat to get to this island so I had to wear an outfit which would keep me covered but also lightweight to keep me cool. I wore my new bikini from ASOS which I love. It was a perfect print for summer and looks even better with a tan! I had a cami top from Topshop on top of my bikini for when I didn't feel as hot and I wore this bikini with my favourite maxi skirt from ASOS which kept me cool and was so comfortable. I wore my converse because of the walking up the side of the island as it was a bit of a long walk.



    Rayban Wayfarers - Shade Station (Similar Here)
    Bikini - ASOS*
    Floral Print Kimono - New Look
    Maxi Skirt -ASOS*
    Converse - Schuh (Similar Here)
    The views were beyond amazing and it was well worth walking up the side of the island for. As well as wearing my converse to walk in for the beach I packed these sandals which were ideal for the beach. We had the best day exploring Gramvousa and Balos Beach! If you stay anywhere near to these places in Crete they're all worth visiting.
    What do you think of this outfit? Have you visited Crete?
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  • Grown Up Suitcase

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    I decided a few months ago that it was time for me to get a Big Girl suitcase. My previous suitcase was one that my Mum picked up when we went on holiday when I was about 18. I’d used it religiously for years and then when I went to New York in September last year I felt one last pang of cringe as my Zebra print suitcase came around the carousel. It was time I invested in something that was going to last rather than getting a cheap case that lasts half a year if most with my travel schedules.

    So off I tottered (seriously I was wearing ridiculous heels that day, Im having flashbacks to the pain as I type) and I went into House of Fraser and spoke to a man who was incredibly helpful and showed me all the suitcases and discussed them in detail. Some went a bit over my heard but who doesnt love a trier. In all I probably was a bit of a pain but I knew I wanted to get the best suitcase for my money and needs.

    In the end I settled on getting a Samsonite S'cure Delux 4-Wheel 75cm Large Suitcase. I’d always wanted a Samsonite suitcase as they are like the Grand-daddy of them all in the suitcase world. So I ummed and aahed over getting one for a while while trying to weigh up the pros and cons of getting a new case. They certainly aren't the cheapest suitcases out there on the market but they are something that is built to last and incredibly sturdy. I soon settled and decided it was the right thing to do.

    The one I picked out has hard outer case and comes with click locks rather than a zip. I’ve gone through so many cabin sized suitcases from the zips breaking so I knew that there was no point getting a zipped one. Size-wise I’d class my suitcase as a large medium. it’s not huge but it’s pretty big, suitable for a 2 week trip.

    I can’t rave about this suitcase enough. While it was £130 and is a pretty expensive option but if you’re ready to invest some money into your travel kit then I would recommend this till the cows come home. I think I’m going to get a cabin size one too just so I have a smaller option when I travel!




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  • Miu Miu 10NS

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    Some people like bags, some people like shoes. I like sunglasses. One day I'll stop harping on about sunglasses and until then you will just have to put up with me blogging about them on a bi-weekly basis. A couple of months ago when I was in Selfridges with Zoe I ended up picking up the final pair of Miu Miu 10NS that the Miu Mui concession had in stock. It was like fate or something!



    They are comfortable to wear, go with pretty much everything and are always compliment prompters whenever I wear them which is always a added bonus. Cat Eye sunglasses are my jam as they just suit my face shape and compliment my overall look really well. It’s worth pointing out they are super durable too, I sometimes forget to put them in my case and just chuck them in my bag and so far they haven’t scratched or dented at all! (Touch wood!)

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  • Fashion: Ways to Wear A Kimono - Ripped Jeans and Heels

    Cami Top - New Look
    Floral Kimono - Topshop
    Ripped Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look
    It feels like ages since I last posted an outfit post which wasn't on holiday! I have been loving the kimono trend this season and I love how you can wear them during the day when it's not sunny over just a simple outfit of a tee and jeans. I think kimono's give a simple outfit a real style update and ever since picking up this kimono from Topshop I've worn it most days since!

    Cami Top - New Look
    Floral Kimono - Topshop
    Ripped Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look

    It goes so well with just a simple cami top like this one from New Look and I love how the colours go so well together. This is the sort of outfit I'd wear on a daily basis with just a pair of flat sandals like these from Topshop.

    Cami Top - New Look
    Floral Kimono - Topshop
    Ripped Jeans - Topshop
    White Heels - New Look

    I really like how well this outfit goes together and how it's quite casual but stylish! I love this kimono and how it's a real style staple for many seasons to come!
    What do you think of the kimono trend? How have you been wearing kimonos this season?
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  • Lifestyle: Which Fashion Degree is right for me?

    I know there's a whole bunch of you who are doing their A-levels, waiting on results or even doing GCSE's reading this blog and I thought I'd share a bit of my education knowledge with you all. I spent so long deciding what fashion course I wanted to do at university and in 2012, when I moved to University I thought I was making the right decision. I completed a year of University in 2012 and I loved living in Birmingham but the course just wasn't for me. I then took a year out and moved universities and now I am going into the third year of my course and I'm writing this post knowing that I made 100% the right decision to move.


    So here's a few tips for all you (about to be) university goers out there who want to make your 3 years/4 years at university the best possible!


    1. Decide what area of Fashion you want to enter into
    Since beginning this blog (way back in the day) I always thought I would want to be a fashion journalist. But as I interned, worked with pr companies through my blog I knew PR/Marketing/Social Media was the right route for me.
    There are various courses you can do at University which are Fashion related including Fashion Design, Merchandising, Styling, Buying, Photography, Marketing, Business and Public Relations. Look at courses online for places such as Huddersfield (slightly biased as this is my uni!) , UCLAN and Northumbria all have a wide range of fashion courses.


    2. Look at the hours of contact time
    Unless you're doing Fashion design, when you look online it will probably say that you don't have much contact hours in University. My first course at University had very minimal hours of contact time which I didn't enjoy and so when I looked for a new course I took this into consideration. My 2nd year of University I was in on average about 12 hours a week compared to around 4 hours the year before so I definitely felt like I was getting more value for money as degrees now cost around £9,000 a year.


    3. Research into what previous graduates do now
    We've all stalked people on Facebook and so it's time to move into Linked In stalking. When I knew my lecturers names I added them on Linked In. If you look at their connections you should be able to see what the previous graduates of the course are now doing. When I had a look to see what the graduates of my current course were doing they are in positions in marketing, public relations, buying and management with companies such as ASOS, River Island, Boohoo and popular cosmetics brands. This was one of the factors which helped me decide into how good the course was at helping finding you a job afterwards!


    4. Take the location into account
    When you're moving to University it's important to take location of the University into account. Birmingham was great as it's a massive city, not a far commute to London, and there is so much to do in Birmingham. The only (slight) downside to Huddersfield is is that there is not an awful lot to do in the town. It's a lovely town centre but compared to Birmingham, a massive difference. Huddersfield is close to Manchester and Leeds and York which is good if you like to go on day trips!


    5. Look at the course structure and modules to help you decide
    I don't think any student at university 100% loves their course. I think it's important to have a look at the course structure online. The University you are looking at will have information about the course online and you can see what you are getting yourself into. I loved how my course went into Event Planning, Marketing and PR and these are three main modules I loved the idea of studying more into. So when you're looking at University definitely take this into account.


    Are you going to University? Do you want to do a Fashion degree?
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  • Travel: 5 Things To Do in Crete

    I've always absolutely loved travelling. After my recent trip to Crete I couldn't help but put together a 5 things to do guide as we visited so many gorgeous places while we spent a week out there!







    Chania Harbour



    First thing I'd recommend for places to visit is Chania Harbour. It's a place full of shops and little markets to visit. Ben managed to forget his sunglasses when we got to Crete and we found some knock off ray ban sunglasses for 6 euros! Along the sea front there was so many lovely places to eat and so many choices. The further you walk down the harbour the more cute and quirky restaurants you will find.



    When me and Ben visited the harbour we found a church we wanted a photo next to and an Irish tourist took this photo of us which I absolutely love.







    Wearing: Shirt Dress - Miss Selfridge*, Tote Bag - New Look, Sandals - Topshop, Rayban Sunglasses - Shade Station* (Similar Here)


    Chana Light House
    After a browse around the Harbour, it's well worth visiting the light house. I love looking at new sights and a little adventure and so it was lovely to walk along to the light house and see the view of the harbour.




    Wearing: Top - Tally Weijl, Kimono - Topshop, Bikini - Primark

    Elafonissi Beach
    From where we were staying in Crete Elafonissi beach was hard to get to. We had to hire a car and follow a very badly detailed greek map to be able to find the beach! After a couple of hours of driving along rocky roads and on the coast of Crete we came across one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. It really didn't disappoint. It was genuinely so pretty and the water was shallow so you could walk in the sea really far out without it coming over your legs!





    Kimono - New Look*, Bikini - ASOS*, Maxi Skirt - ASOS*


    Gramvousa Island
    My favourite day of the holiday was visiting Gramvousa Island and Balos Beach. Gramvousa Island was one of the most gorgeous views I've ever seen! We got on a coach and a boat to get to this Island and it was well worth the trip. We paid about 40 euros each for the coach and the boat from Chania and back. It was the best day out so if you end up going make sure you set a day aside to go to the island and the beach.



    Balos Beach
    After going to Gramvousa Island we hopped back on the boat and went over to Balos Beach which was a short 20 minute trip away. It was the most amazing beach and it was very deserted as well. The main people on the beach were people from cruises as if you drove it's a very long walk down a hill to get to the beach. If you love a beautiful sea this beach is for you.


    Have you been to Crete? Any other places you'd recommend visiting?

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  • CHALLENGE: Think Like a Blogger

    So I thought I'd set myself a little challenge, that you guys could also get involved with if you feel so inclined. So today I was thinking about blogging, which admittedly I've been thinking about a hell of a lot recently. Theres a huge misconception in blogging that you need to continually spend spend spend in order to create content and "keep on top of the game" when in reality it's actually pretty simple to blog without breaking the bank or ruining your budget. While there is a very spend heavy culture in blogging admittedly, where we all sort of enable each other to buy more and more in the name of "having something to blog about" - Trust me, Im guilty of this too!

    I wrote about a little concept I have called Think Like a Blogger a while back now but it's probably one of my favourite posts I've ever written. You can read the whole thing here but I basically talk about how pretty much anything can be made into a blog post. From little things like going for a walk, making your dinner or pulling your favourite lipstick out of your bag and writing a post about it.

    Literally anything can become a blog post, you don't have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe or the latest gadget in the name of a review. I bet that you could make at LEAST 10 blog posts out of things you already have lying around your house or based around things you're already doing.

    Therefore as I'm back at my Mums for the next week or so and I have no blog posts scheduled or preproduced I thought I'd set myself a week long challenge of daily blogging but only talking about things I already have or I'm already doing. No money will be involved in creating next weeks content unless it's already something I was doing like say going out for tea with my Granny. Potential post ideas for that could include Q&A with her, Her beauty tips, Review of Tea Room, Asking her for her secret recipes for future blog posts etc. There are tons of posts you could write that dont involve spending a penny or pushing products at all, plus all without them being a hinderance to your day to day life. I just think it'll be a fun way to explore blogging without breaking the bank, changing my routine or overspending, all the while thinking about how I create posts for my blog.

    I have a few products with me but no new launches or things I've talked about before, only a couple of outfits and not a lot of plans for the week. Im not quite sure what Im going to come up with but whatever I do will be on here over the next week and I hope you enjoy it. If you want to follow along then go ahead or even join the challenge then that would be really cool!




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  • Things to do Summer 2015

    Think Like a Blogger prompt - Making Plans for the Summer



    Summer is the time to start making memories and plotting some adventures. There is no better time like the present to get some ideas for filling out your summer schedule. The sun will be shining, moods will be at an all time high so its the perfect time to take some time out and create a summer you’ll never forget. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about things you could do this summer!



    Take a Road Trip

    Taking a trip in the country you live in is less pricey compared to a city break. It’s the perfect thing to do over a weekend! Get a group of buddies involved and rent out a cool Air BnB apartment or even one of those adorable hippy Yurts somewhere near the coast. See some sights, eat loads of food, let the wine flow freely and have a good laugh with your friends!



    Host a Cocktail Party

    Brush up on your mixology skills and host a cocktail party! Get your friends to bring a bottle of their favourite spirt and you can supply a bunch of fun mixers and lots of ice. Test your cocktail making skills and challenge your friends to see who can make the meanest Mojito!



    Rent a Hot Tub

    I said I wanted to do this last year but we never got around to actually hiring one but this time Im doing it. You can hire Hot Tubs for pretty cheap these days. Co,nine this with the Cocktail Party for ultimate pool party vibes!



    Take lots of photos

    I think photography sometimes feels like a lost art form. Im talking about those printed out photos from disposable cameras. I miss those! Get shutter happy this summer and take as many photos as you possibly can and at the end of the summer you can get them printed out in a phonebook or as individual prints for a memory box.



    Get Crafty

    Pinterest is something that I didn’t get for a very long time but I’ve recently become obsessed with looking at DIY pins. Pinterest is the source of all things tasty looking, decor inspiration and fashionable chics. Pick out some of your favourite pins and document your own crafting journey! You never know, you might be pretty good at it!



    Organise a group sport

    When I was at college every week we used to organise a Rounders game down at one of the local parks. Every week without fail we’d all be down there batting away and having the best time. It’s something Ive really missed in recent years as it was such a laugh and so much fun. Im going to make an event on FB and invite everyone to a Rounders reunion sometime this summer so we can all catch up over some rounds (as well as a cheeky visit to a pub after!)

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  • This Weeks High-Street Picks #48

    Rayban Wayfarers - Sclo
    Blue Pocket Joni Jeans - Topshop
    Burgundy Waist Shirt Dress - Missguided
    Check V Front Neck Shirt - River Island
    Geo Print Cami Top - River Island
    Black Check Shirt Dress - Pretty Little Thing


    I think the ultimate summer essential is a pair of Rayban Wayfarers. If you wear glasses be sure to check out these prescription sunglasses so make sure you grab a pair of Rayban's this summer.
    I've been obsessed with joni jeans for as long as I can remember! I love this pair as they're a great shade of blue for Autumn/Winter. Missguided always kill it when it comes to dresses and I've fallen a bit in love with this shirt dress. I think it would look gorgeous with a pair of chelsea boots or with heels for an evening out.


    When it comes to searching for a good top there's no place to look but River Island. I find they do really unique style tops and this geo print cami top is such a good piece for summer. It would look so nice with white jeans and a pair of gladiator sandals.


    Pretty Little Thing has become one of my favourite online stores. I feel like they completely get my style because whenever I go online I fall in love with so many clothes!


    What are you loving on the high-street at the moment? What's your favourite piece in this weeks high-street picks?
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  • My 3 Wardrobe Essentials

    Think like a Blogger Prompt - 3 Wardrobe Essentials



    So today I thought I’d show you my 3 must have staple wardrobe items. They are probably no brainers if you’ve been following my blog for a while because they frequent almost every single post in some shape of form. While things like LBD’s and jeans are always hailed as wardrobe staples and I have to agree, there are a few items that my wardrobe would be incomplete without.



    Striped Tee

    I truly believe everyone should have at least one striped tee in their wardrobe. Chic, easy to style, versatile and are the perfect item to wear when you’re not sure what to wear. Stripes are a really neutral wardrobe item as well as they can be paired with pretty much any colour. Plus you get 10 Parisian points! Personally I think you can never have enough and I've never met a stripe that I didn’t like.



    Fedora

    A while back one of my friends told me that they hadn’t seen me without a Fedora in about 6 months. It’s probably true actually because I was straight up addicted to them and I have a tower of them in my room to prove my point. I don’t know why I like them so much, maybe it’s because Im so lazy with my hair but I just like the vibe they add to my outfits. They are warm and add a certain something to an outfit. Fedora wearing tips - If the brim of the hat is small, wear the hat more tilted towards the head with the front of the brim sitting on your forehead. With wide brim fedora’s wear them right on the top of your head.



    Leather Jacket



    My Forever 21 faux leather jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe for so long. I’ve actually had two of them after I lost one on a night out and then in some twist of fate I found one a year later in F21. These go with pretty much everything and are something that just take an outfit to the next level. I love pairing mine with girly dresses for a mix and match rock chic look. Yeah I just cringed at myself for writing Rock Chic. No one should ever say that ever.

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  • My 3 Wardrobe Essentials

    Think like a Blogger Prompt - 3 Wardrobe Essentials



    So today I thought I’d show you my 3 must have staple wardrobe items. They are probably no brainers if you’ve been following my blog for a while because they frequent almost every single post in some shape of form. While things like LBD’s and jeans are always hailed as wardrobe staples and I have to agree, there are a few items that my wardrobe would be incomplete without.



    Striped Tee

    I truly believe everyone should have at least one striped tee in their wardrobe. Chic, easy to style, versatile and are the perfect item to wear when you’re not sure what to wear. Stripes are a really neutral wardrobe item as well as they can be paired with pretty much any colour. Plus you get 10 Parisian points! Personally I think you can never have enough and I've never met a stripe that I didn’t like.



    Fedora

    A while back one of my friends told me that they hadn’t seen me without a Fedora in about 6 months. It’s probably true actually because I was straight up addicted to them and I have a tower of them in my room to prove my point. I don’t know why I like them so much, maybe it’s because Im so lazy with my hair but I just like the vibe they add to my outfits. They are warm and add a certain something to an outfit. Fedora wearing tips - If the brim of the hat is small, wear the hat more tilted towards the head with the front of the brim sitting on your forehead. With wide brim fedora’s wear them right on the top of your head.



    Leather Jacket



    My Forever 21 faux leather jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe for so long. I’ve actually had two of them after I lost one on a night out and then in some twist of fate I found one a year later in F21. These go with pretty much everything and are something that just take an outfit to the next level. I love pairing mine with girly dresses for a mix and match rock chic look. Yeah I just cringed at myself for writing Rock Chic. No one should ever say that ever.

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  • Beauty: Love Me Beauty July Box Review And 20% Off Code

    Beauty boxes are really having a moment right now. I am sure there's new beauty boxes popping up every few months! Having received the Love Me Beauty June box last month (read the review here) I was so excited to get the July box! I love how Love Me Beauty has a different approach to beauty boxes then other companies. They personalise each box to you. Once you sign up to Love Me Beauty they ask you a series of questions to help personalise each monthly box towards your own preferences.
    Each month the beauty box arrives around the 15th each month which is a great mid month treat! I love when these beauty boxes turn up as they're always full of amazing goodies. Inside this months beauty box included...
    Neal and Wolf Guard Heat Protectant Spray
    I'm always looking for new hair products to try. I definitely have my favourite for hair masks, conditioner and shampoo but i'm always looking to try a new heat protectant as I haven't found my favourite one just yet! I have tried this a few times and It's got a really nice smell to it which you can't say often about heat protectant sprays!
    Nuxe Paris Gentle Toning Lotion
    After I take my make-up off at night i've been using this toner to help cleanse my skin. The smell of this is lovely and I just wipe some of the product onto a cotton pad before going to sleep! In the morning this product leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and completely make-up free.
    Bella Pierre Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadows in Champagne and Whesek
    I've been really into eyeshadows lately. I have been loving this champagne colour especially as you can not only use this as an eyeshadow but as a highlight shade as it's very shimmery.
    Love Me Beauty Tweezers
    I love how each month there's a Love Me Beauty surprise in each box. Last month there was a nail file and a make-up bag and this month there was tweezers. I think it's always good to carry a pair of tweezers around with you so this pair will go in my handbag.
    Mirabella Cosmetics Eye Definer In Bronze
    I've never heard of Mirabella cosmetics before but I'm loving this brand. This eye definer in bronze is perfect as an eyeliner for a smokey eye look. I think this is a great eye liner for brown eyes too and it's a gorgeous colour.
    Nuxe Prodigieuse Oil
    I haven't used this oil yet but I'm really looking forward to giving it a try. I love the Nuxe lotion so this oil probably won't disappoint. I love how it's for hair, face and body for anything which is dry.
    What do you think of beauty boxes? Have you tried a Love Me Beauty Box yet?
    If you want to purchase a Love Me Beauty beauty box you can use the code 'BECCA20' for 20% off your order!
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  • Learning to Like Avocado

    Think like a blogger prompt - Write about something you ate



    Now this is a weird one, so bare with me. But I was thinking what I could do a post about today and thought I'd do one about a tweet I did at the weekend about my dislike for Avocados. It got a pretty decent response so I thought it would make a good post.



    I’ve never got the hype of the odd looking fatty green things but avocado is a food that you cant avoid at the moment. Smashed (why not mashed, why always smashed?) Avocado is a brunch staple these days and generally the only vegan option on most breakfast menus. They boast a variety of health benefits like being full of antioxidants, a source of healthy fats, cholesterol reducing and full on mono-unsaturated fats which are good for the brain. Basically they are really good for you and we should all probably have some in our diet.



    I used to hate avocado. It was up there with one of those foods that I couldn't stand the sight of. However recently learned to like and eat avocado. I say like with very little enthusiasm as Im actually pretty indifferent to it after all but I do eat it more regularly than I used to.The main thing that put me off is the way it felt in my mouth - slimy and mushy all plus the weird bland, slightly off-ish flavour made me gag. I voluntarily made myself some avocado on toast for myself this weekend - much to my own surprise so maybe I do actually like the stuff. I thought I’d share some of the ways I learnt to like avocado and maybe it'll help some of your haters out there learn to enjoy it more!



    How did I learn to like Avocado?

    • Learn how to spot a ripe one. Pop avocado in the palm of your hand. Squeeze it lightly, if it yield to firm gentle pressure then you know it's ripe and ready-to-eat. Another little trick for testing ripeness is to flick off the stem on top of the avocado and its green underneath it should be ripe! Be careful buying them as unripe ones are just going to put you off more!

    • Try it as Guacamole. Add tomato, onions and coriander and mash it all up served with some tortilla chips. This was my first foray into Avo and I was still really unsure about the texture. However with the other ingredients it masked some of the slimy mush feeling and gave it some flavour!

    • Mash some up and put it on toast with a little bit of salt, pepper and some lemon juice. If you’re feeling Squeamish them only use a light spread and build it up as you slowly learn to enjoy eating it. I now like it quite thick but only with lots of salt and lemon and even some chilli or garlic powder.

    • Avocado Sushi. I went through a phase of only eating veggie sushi (I did eventually like fish sushi, then went Vegan!) so I’d always have a few pieces of avocado maki to get myself use to the taste as a chunk. Dipped in soy wrapped in some rice is lost a bit of it's texture all the whole getting me used to the taste.



    While I still haven’t got to the stage I could eat a whole one chopped up in a salad or something I am learning to like something I really used to hate with a passion. While I still don’t quite get why people rave and rave about the stuff I am slowly but surely learning to enjoy it and add it more to my diet as a healthy fat.



    Let me know what you think about Avocado!





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  • Fashion: It's My 21st Birthday!

    Stripe Shift Dress - Pretty Little Thing*
    Electric Blue Heels - Pretty Little Thing*
    First of all it's my 21st Birthday! I took these photos yesterday and it was raining so badly! I spent most of my Monday morning searching for inflatable balloons for this post and because of the wind and the rain my photos haven't turned out exactly as I wanted but I still love them non the less!
    Stripe Shift Dress - Pretty Little Thing*
    Electric Blue Heels - Pretty Little Thing*
    I'm so glad I've finally got my hands on this dress from the Lucy Mecklenburgh for Pretty Little Thing collection. It's so nice and I thought I'd go for the striped print instead of the popular purple floral print. Lucy Meck's collection is one of my favourite reality TV stars collaborations with a fashion brand. She embodies the Pretty Little Thing brand perfectly and she looks gorgeous in everything! I wish I could own this whole collection.
    You can check out some of my favourite pieces from her collection here:



    Stripe Shift Dress - Pretty Little Thing*
    Electric Blue Heels - Pretty Little Thing*
    I can't wait to wear this dress for my birthday night out on Friday with my friends. I love how this dress looks with the bright blue heels too. I think this is a great outfit for a night out and I'm hoping that the weather brightens up near the end of the week so it's warm enough to wear it!
    I've got a busy day today to celebrate my birthday! I'm off out for lunch with some family friends and then my boyfriend and I are going out to celebrate for dinner! I'm so excited for the week ahead and apparently i'm in for a surprise this weekend too according to my boyfriend so i'm so excited!
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  • Minimal Makeup Routine

    Think Like a Blogger Prompt - What's in my makeup bag



    Yesterday I uploaded my go-to no makeup makeup / minimal makeup routine using products that I always reach for on a day to day basis! All of them were bits that I had lying around in my makeup bag plus a lipstick that was lounging out in my handbag for a couple of months. To honest this makeup look is this is pretty much my usual makeup routine just without eyeliner and lashes! But oh well, it's my current favourite makeup look so I thought I'd share a little mini tutorial on how I achieve it. You can watch it above or over on my Youtube channel. If you like it then do subscribe to my channel to keep up to date with everything!


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  • Stay Fashionable in the Outdoors

    If you’ve decided to go on a trip to the great outdoors, you’re likely hoping for an exhilarating adventure with awesome landmarks, perhaps a bit of hiking and even a sunny picnic against a spectacular backdrop. While bright blue skies, lush green hills and sunbeams are fantastic, we all know they aren’t always guaranteed. When it comes to the outdoors, you need to be prepared for rain or shine. However, dressing practically doesn’t mean compromising on style. Here’s how to look (and feel) outstanding on your outdoor adventure.

    Head covers, earmuffs and visors

    Adequate headgear shouldn’t need to involve a drawstring hood that flattens your hair and squashes your features! Think of alternative pieces of headwear that still offer weather protection yet look good. Flat caps, earmuffs, knitted headbands, deerstalker hats all offer practical protection with added panache!

    A lightweight jacket for all weathers

    When you’re exploring the outdoors, you’ll need a quality waterproof jacket. You also want something that’s stylish, warm and not too heavy. It sounds like an impossible combination, but there are clothing brands out there which strike the perfect balance. For instance, you can’t go wrong with a classic Barbour jacket and it’s worth looking online for a super-duper version with a big variety to choose from.

    Waterproof footwear

    ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation.’ At least, that’s what a lot of outdoor explorers say! Staying dry — and in particular keeping your feet dry — for the whole day is absolutely essential if you want to make the most of adventuring. Stylish green wellington boots pretty much go with everything including shorts and dresses for a summer or festival vibe. Lace up mountain boots can look surprisingly cool, especially if you go for an unusually coloured leather in navy blue or dark grey and fab, bright, wool socks.

    Double-duty trousers and shorts

    Military or safari-style trousers that can be zipped open to create shorts offer a great fashionable and flexible look. Khaki shorts are practically on the catwalk every year so they should really be a wardrobe staple anyway. If you’re buying a pair of trouser shorts, go for water-resistant styles so that you can go from hiking to kayaking in one smooth move.

    Once you’ve sorted your outdoors look with a few of the above choice pieces, top it off with some tinted moisturiser (with SPF) for your face. Outstanding outdoor style means looking great from head to toe!

    Images by Loren Kerns used under the Creative Commons License.


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  • Fashion: Pretty Little Thing Wishlist

    Beige Biker Jacket - £50
    Tan Cord Button Skirt - £20
    Crepe Front Teal Dress - £20
    Scrappy Back Jumpsuit - £25
    Burgundy Sleeveless Trench Coat - £25
    Khaki Cord Button Skirt - £20
    Blue Zip Front Dress - £28
    Black Cullottes - £18
    Khaki Trench Coat - £25
    Pretty Little Thing has definitely become one of my favourite places to shop! I think they get my style completely as a brand and I love how when I wear something from Pretty Little Thing a lot of people think it's from somewhere like Topshop, New Look etc. What I love about the brand is that I don't see many people wearing it on the street which makes me feel more unique, more stylish and also that Pretty Little Thing doesn't break the bank either!
    I probably look online every few days on the site as they always have so many gorgeous bits in stock and I looked online today and I knew I just had to do a wishlist and show you all what i'm loving from the brand at the moment. I think the British summer has come to an end as all it seems to do is rain lately so instead of thinking about my summer wardrobe it's all about Autumn/Winter now.
    I've never had a different coloured biker jacket other than black and this beige one really caught my eye. I live in my beige trench coat so I think this is a perfect style update for next season. Button down skirts have been a massive trend for ages now and I love this one as it comes in so many colours and is only £20. One trend I've really been loving these past few months is the sleeveless waistcoat/duster coat trend. I have fallen a little bit in love with this Burgundy Sleeveless Trench Coat!
    What are you loving from this wishlist? What's caught your eye at the moment on the high-street?
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