Monday, 26 October 2015

One Preppy Autumn

Fedora: New Look
Jumper: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop
Boots: New Look

Now that it's starting to get a little chillier, I have been doing some shopping for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I grabbed a couple of essentials like a furry jacket, checked scarf and some new black boots, but I couldn't help putting my own preppy spin on a cute and cosy Autumnal look. I believe fashion is all about finding your own style and personal taste among the ever changing trends. Some trends you may love and that's great! But if there are some that just aren't for you, don't be afraid to bypass these and stick to what you do best. 

This Autumn, I kept a pinch of preppy light colours and teamed this thick Topshop jumper with a sweet pinstriped shirt from Miss Selfridge. If you know me you will know that I am a sucker for bows, and I loved this more subtle one on the side of my fedora from New Look. Finally, add a button down 70's inspired skirt, comfy tights, some heel boots and you got yourself an October worthy wardrobe. 

What is in your Autumn/Winter wardrobe this year?

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Zoella Beauty Wonder Hand

 Wonder Hand: Available Here

This month has seen the release of new Zoella Beauty products. Don't you just want them all? One of the latest beauty arrivals from our favourite vlogger sensation is the oh so lovely Wonder Hand. Something that I am always sceptical about when trying out beauty or skincare products is whether it is able to cooperate with my skin or not. I have super super sensitive skin which is prone to reactions if the product is too harsh. However Wonder Hand truly has worked wonders on my skin and left it sweet and soft. Score! Here are some of my thoughts...

Wonder Hand is based around the first Zoella Beauty range. It is available in a 90ml tube complete with rose gold and cream colouring, with pretty polka dot and lace detailing. I personally think this is the perfect size hand cream to sit proudly on your bedside table or vanity reminding you give your hands some love during your beauty or bedtime routine. Also let's face it; this little dream cream is too cute to have hanging around the bottom of your bag. Wonder Hand contains luxurious softening ingredients such as Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Aloe. Aloe is particularly helpful for any of you out there who suffer with sensitive skin as this will soothe any irritations. Wonder Hand is enriched with the same subtle feminine fragrance as the original Zoella Beauty products. Think calming, slightly floral pamper scents, mmm. 

The cream itself has a velvety feel which dries very quickly which means you avoid that slimy hand stage and go straight to supple, soft hands with a fragrant finish. Basically, Wonder Hand is everything you could need in a hand cream. Suitable for sensitive skin? Check. Pretty packaging? Check. Moisturising and quick drying? Check. Lovely feminine and pamper product scent? Check, check, check. Not bad for just £5.50 (available at Feel Unique or Superdrug). It's safe to say that I am giving this one a very soft and moisturised thumbs up and I can't wait to keep my hands happy with this heavenly hand cream this Autumn/Winter. 

Have you tried any of the Zoella Beauty products yet?

Sunday, 4 October 2015

I don't know about you...

 Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette: Available Here
Mac Lipstick in Sin: Available Here

I don't know about you but I am so happy that it is Autumn! Fashion and make-up gets darker, the air gets a little chillier (but not too much! It sucks being cold.) and also September is my birthday month! So the start of last week I turned twenty two and of course the first thing I did was listen to Taylor Swift's 22, not that I haven't heard it a million times before. Damn that never gets old. 

The celebrations began last Saturday when my two besties from Uni flew over from Leeds for a few days of exploring some local Irish sights and just a little bit of partying hehe. I was so excited to have them here and to spend my birthday with them. It really made everything so much more special. We had the most fun four days that I thought I would share with you...

I was so shocked by how much they spoilt me for my birthday! Turns out all our Uni buddies chipped in and got me some amazing things including the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette and a Mac lipstick in Sin (eekk)! I have some amazing friends! I took my new make-up out for a spin on Saturday night when we went out and danced the whole night. We spent Sunday doing something a bit more peaceful with a walk around the beautiful Glenshane Forrest. Next we hit Derry City and had a night of bowling, sipping cocktails and eating my favourite food, candy floss! (Twenty two and still my favourite!) 

Next I decided to take them to one of my favourite places which is the lovely Oxford Island. This meant a road trip with some girly tunes (Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles obviously) and a lovely walk around the Lough Neagh. For their final day in our sweet N.I. we headed to Belfast for some shopping, hello more new make-up, I just can't stop! Then finished off the birthday celebrations with Legally Blonde the musical at the Grand Opera House which is now the soundtrack to my life. I love it! I don't know about you but I have had so much fun turning twenty two.

How has your Autumn been so far?