Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday Feature | All Work No Play

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1. Topshop: £50, 2. Topshop: £30, 3. Love at Topshop: £34, 4. Topshop: £48, 5. New Look: £24.99, 6. New Look: £24.99, 7. Topshop: £50, 8. New Look: £19.99, 9. Motel at Topshop: £35, 10. Motel at Topshop: £48, 11. boohoo: £15, 12. boohoo: £25
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Ways To Wear | The Pinafore

Bring some personality into a monochrome ensemble by teaming your pinafore with a dotty top. Bow back heels keeps the look prim and proper.


A basic crop top like this coral cutie will look effortlessly chic teamed underneath your pinafore this summer. Bare legs and some oversized sunnies keeps the look summer chic.


Looking to rock prints in a subtle style? Then why not try a high neck crop top under your pinafore. The classic block black will stop the print from dominating the look whilst adding some shade to the ensemble.


Crop tops don't have to be dull - this check leather look collar combo is rock 'n' roll and effortlessly stylish. Wear under your pinafore for a flash of pattern.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Weekly Round Up

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Pretty Zara coat, Wedding Fayre, First run of the week, OOTD, Sunday pub comfort food, Life quote, OOTD, OOTD, Neon necklace, Haircut, Mum gets her first IPhone, Wicked weather, Clare's first cocktail of the night, FOTD, Beautiful blue skyt in Manchester, Cheers to the freakin weekend, FOTD, Bringing the Summer BBQ to a not so Summer's day, FOTD, The Ford sisters are not enjoying this wet 'Summer' weather
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Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday Feature | All White Now

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1. Miss Selfridge: £45, 2. Warehouse: £40, 3. Oasis: £85, 4. Oasis: £70, 5. boohoo: £25, 6. boohoo: £20, 7. Miss Selfridge: £95, 8. topshop: £55, 9. Warehouse: £20, 10. Warehouse: £45, 11. New Look: £19.99, 12. Miss Selfridge: £95
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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Ways to Wear | The Shell Top

Work the shell top around one of this season's must have shoes, the ankle strap heel. It's right to be white, so keep your footwear on the light and bright side.


Perfect for a festival throw on, team your shell top with some classic denim cut offs and a rock 'n' roll leather jacket.


Keep it casual in a light blue jean for daytime chic and smarten up the look at night with a tailored blazer and a cute clutch.


Keen on the clean look this season? Then rock head to toe white. The shell top will add a flash of pastel prettiness whilst the simple palette will keep the look looking chic.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Review: Nails Inc in Basil Street

It's not often that I really rave about a beauty product so you know it's pretty special when I do. I remember the exact moment that I first tried this product. It was a good three+ years ago and it was given away free with a copy of GLAMOUR magazine. At the time I think I just tossed it aside. Skip three years and it's now my staple shade.

This season I am loving the nude nail look. It goes with everything and is meant to make your fingers look longer by acting as an extension of your hand - so what's not to love?! Whilst is a nude shade, it's a lovely and warm nude in that for someone who has pale skin, it gives my hands a sort of glow. It also makes me nails look really healthy.
It's relatively quick to dry and you only need about two coats to get a decent consistency. Obviously this depends on your preference, but I always like to have a nice rich shade.

My nails look instantly shiny and glossy when applied and although it's not the longest lasting polish (I'd say about a week), I'm more than happy to re-apply with the results I get.

Whilst I normally wouldn't spend £10 on a nail polish (as I'm quite low maintenance when it comes to my nails), this shade really has won me over and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice nude polish to add to their collection!
Nails Inc in 'Basil Street' £10
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Weekly Round Up

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Aztec, Meeting Biscuit the cat, Cat ears, Father's day card, Weekend drinks, Family photo, Style quote, FOTD, FOTD, Night out FOTD, Friends, Good hair day, Me and Bec, Bec and I in Manchester, Ellie and I, Paisley print, Selfridges sale madness, OOTD, OOTD, FOTD
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday Feature | Swimsuits

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1. Blue Digital Pool Swimsuit - Topshop: £34, 2. Blue Sunshine Beach Swimsuit - Topshop: £34, 3. Pink Rose Swimsuit - New Look: £24.99, 4. Black Daisy Swimsuit - New Look: £24.99, 5. Cream Texture Polka Swimsuit - Topshop: £36, 6. Swimsuit - H&M: £19.99, 7. Navy and White Sweetheart Swimsuit - New Look: £22.99, 8. Minorca Swimsuit - boohoo: £16, 9. Multi Rainbow Wolf Swimsuit - Topshop: £34, 10. Cream Broderie Frill Swimsuit - Topshop: £36, 11. Navy Floral Print Swimsuit - New Look: £24.99, 12. Black Beaded Lattice Swimsuit - Topshop: £36
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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Glossybox | June

This month's Glossybox is aimed to help you achieve your Summer look. Our week of 'Summer' may have passed, however we can still hold onto the hope that it will once again return! Whilst there is a good mix of products in this month's offering, I have to admit this isn't my favourite Glossybox as I feel there could have been more Summer appropriate products such as fake tan, bronzer or a nourishing hair mask. I was impressed however with the size of the conditioner included in the box and the eyeliner, as it's not often you get one brilliant sized sample in a beauty box, but to get two is fantastic.

Glossybox June*

Monu
Hydrating Moisturiser
I'm a big fan of moisturisers and keeping my skin hydrated. This monu moisturiser has a really thick consistency and has a pleasant smell. I have quite oily skin at the moment (due to the up and down weather), so I'm not sure the thickness of the cream is ideal for me at the moment.

Me Me Me
Long Lasting Nail Gloss In 'Innocent'
When I first clocked this nail polish in my box, I was really excited to try as I'm really into my nude nail polishes at the moment. I spent a good half hour applying this polish however it took a long time to dry and it smudged straight away so I'm really disappointed. Maybe this was just me though, as I tend to struggle when it comes to nail polishes. Unfortunately as I don't devote much time to my nails and spend most of my day running about not thinking about my nails, I need a polish that can go along with that, and sadly this one doesn't.

Organic Surge
Colour Protect Conditioner
This is probably without a doubt the biggest sample I've ever received with my Glossybox subsciption. I've never heard of this brand so I can't comment on their previous products, however I am excited to try this as I have coloured hair (I was lucky with that one!)

Figs & Rouge
Coco Rose Lip Balm
I don't usually wear anything on my lips bar lipstick, however in the colder weather my lips do suffer so this will definitely be making its way into my handbag (although I probably shouldn't add anymore into my bottomless pit...) as a beauty staple, should I need to apply it.

Helen E
Eyeliner in 'Black'
I don't own any Helen E products, I remember them having a counter in Manchester's Debenhams when I was younger and they always used to try and sell me this kit for £50 - at the time that was the cost of the small house to me - I was about 13. Anyway, I digress - I am happy with the product I've got as it's black - and I use black eyeliner pretty much every single day of my life so this product will definitely get used. It also has a smudge end which would be perfect for switching up your look. You could wear a neat flick in the day and then at night, smudge up the eye for a grungier look.
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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Ways To Wear | The White Short

White is the colour of the season, so what better excuse for working the shade head to toe?! Add silver jewellery and metallic accessories to keep the look clean and crisp.


Quilts are cool this season so team a quilted jumper with a biker gilet for all around cool. It's the perfect go-to look for Summer evenings when the temperature cools.


Keep chic in coral and inject some colour pop into your wardrobe. A statement blazer makes this look stand out from the crowd.


Be a denim dream in a light wash shirt. The classic style gets a revamp this season in sheer sleeves. Add a tough look boot to keep the look feminine but fierce at the same time.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sporty Spice

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Sometimes you have to take a risk with fashion, just as you would with life. When I pulled out this quilted tee and PU shorts from my boohoo parcel, my mum gave me a look as to say "Now what are those?" and before I'd even tried them on she was quick to share her 'reservations' about the pieces. She always says she knows what's 'me' and what isn't - and it's quite nice that we're close enough to have that relationship. However, both myself and my mum were pleasantly surprised at how nice the clothes looked on.

I'm a sucker for monochrome and after this quilted tee was used in a shoot at work, I had to have it. I'm trying to embrace the sports luxe trend this season with my PU running shorts. It's funny because I wouldn't ever go running in such short shorts, yet I'm quite happy to wear them in my day-to-day dressing...Oh fashion, the wonders of how you work...

This tee is quite thick for Summer but as Summer in England is a bit up and down to say the least, I find it really comfortable to wear - maybe not in black, but in white, it's a cool alternative - literally.


What I Wore
Tee: boohoo, Shorts: boohoo, Watch: Michael Kors
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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Friday Feature | Sports Day

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1. Black Mesh Sweatshirt - River Island: £22, 2. Number 86 Tee - Topshop: £20, 3. Cream Contrast Zip Through Racer Front Dress - River Island: £35, 4. Lime Colour Block Racer Front Tube Dress - River Island: £35, 5. Soft Grey Quilted Joggers - Topshop: £32, 6. Shorts - H&M: £12.99, 7. Maya PU Super Soft Running Shorts - boohoo: £20, 8. Black Zip Pocket Joggers - New Look: £16.99, 9. Number Airtex Tee - Topshop: £22, 10. Blue Mesh 88 Print Cropped T-Shirt - River Island: £18, 11. Rib Panel Mesh Crop Top - Topshop: £20, 12. Black Mesh Baseball T-Shirt - New Look: £12.99
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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Ways To Wear | The Striped Tee

Break up a black and blue combo with a trendy tassel heel. The leather look skirt will highlight your waist and smarten up the basic tee.


A white jean instantly freshens up any outfit - perfect for the Summer ahead. A tan accent polishes of the look and this chunky heel will be easy to wear as well as looking good.


Look effortlessly cool in a chic cigarette trouser. A luxurious leather jacket finishes off the look and adds a casual element to a smart look.


A cream belted skirt is girly and glam at the same time. Bring out a blazer to instantly smarten the look. Wear with sandals by day and a peeptoe come night time.

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