Saturday, 12 April 2014

OOTD: ACE.


I think everyone should own a pair of Leigh jeans from Topshop, I managed to nab mine in the sale a few months back for £10!! I was pretty chuffed when I saw them hanging on the rail and in my size.. perfect. I have had this tee for yonks, it's only a cheap men's one from Primark which I cut up but is great to pair with jeans or leggings. It's a chilled weekend for me, lots of stalking gorgeous blogs and watching trashy TV for me! Hope your having a good'un!

What I'm Wearing-
Men's DIY Tee: Primark
Leigh Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Topshop

xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

OOTD: White as snow.


I don’t know how the weekend is over so quickly!
My outfits have been pretty simplistic recently and I put this mainly down to saving. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to add any new additions to the wardrobe which is so rubbish. I'm craving a good shopping spree and lusting over some certain items! 
Plenty of movie nights and bargains are coming my way over the next few months!
As you can see the sun made a slight appearance, if you live in England you will know this has been quite rare recently! Even though it’s pretty sunny it can still be quite chilly, so wearing jeans and boots is still weather appropriate!
Anyways, not much to say about the outfit really.
You can never go wrong with a pair of Joni Jeans and a flannel shirt ey!?

Also can you see I’m embracing being pale??... yeah I’m not a fan either! 
I have decided to hit up the sunbeds to give me a bit of colour.. naughty I know!

What I'm Wearing-
Joni Jeans: Topshop
Cut-out Boots: River Island
Shirt: Thrifted
Black Vest: Primark

Hope you have a good week guys :)

xx

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Monday, 31 March 2014

OOTD: Peaceful mayhem.


Yes, this belt is making another appearance on the old blog. It's such a statement piece which I love, most of my outfits are quite simplistic so anything that adds a little extra is fine by me. The tee is a great number from Orange Circle it's so easy to style and looks 'cool' with pretty much anything! I'm really loving tee's tucked into leather skirts or trousers at the moment so thought I would put together this ensemble.
These days I grab my black converse most of the time so made a perfect pairing with this faux leather skirt, add some bling and put my hair in a top knot, that's it, I'm pretty much set! 

What I'm Wearing-
Tee: Orange Circle
Skirt: River Island
Belt: I Offer
Converse
Jewellery: Mixed

What's your 'go to' outfit at the moment? 

xx

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Skincare: Complexion.


Throughout the time I have had my blog I have hardly posted about make-up and skin care. I have occasionally posted about a product I love or my skincare routine but admittedly these posts are extremely old and to be honest, I don’t even have the same opinions any more.

So, onto today’s post where I will be venturing into the subject of skin care. I have been reading a lot of blogs and watching YouTube videos on skin care recently, and, to be honest I have learnt a lot. Skin care is all about research, research, research along with testing products and working out what your skin type is. Recognising your skin type is extremely important, without this you will more than likely be using the complete wrong products. You need to study your skin, you may be able to work out your skin type by your knowledge and research but at some point I would definitely go for a skin consultation.

I unfortunately have never had the best of skin. Struggling with Acne from a young age I have been through mountains of different products to try and battle the buggers! Because the worse of my Acne was when I was in my teens, I unfortunately couldn’t afford the more expensive products and stuck with the typical high-street spot fighters. Now, I am going to be completely honest with you, realistically none of this works. You name it, I have probably tried it.

The only time where my Acne improved was when I was put on Roacutane. The doctors don’t suggest this stuff lightly, you have to have many visits to the doctor and if they think you are a severe case then they will refer you. If you Google Roacutane, it does come up with some pretty horrific stuff, like any drug there are side effects, that is where you have to choose if they are worth it or not. The best thing to do is not ‘Google it’ and to ask your doctor about it instead. The side effects to this drug are not great, some things I dealt with whilst taking Roacutane were dryness and sensitivity to the skin, sensitivity to sunlight and well... a slight effect on the emotions. This drug is also not just for a week, you have a set trial and appointments to update you with your progress. Apart from the side effects this was the best choice I could have made. My back and face cleared up, I could finally wear strappy tops and not be so self conscious that everyone was starring at the Acne covered skin. The down side to this, is that it’s often you can suffer with the Acne surfacing again in your early 20’s. Now for me, aged 23 it has seemed to become an issue again. However, this time it is a lot more manageable and no way as near as fierce as it was in my teens. Things I struggle with are finding the right contraception (something that doesn’t flare up my skin) and my diet. My diet can really affect my skin. For example: if I am eating really well and healthy my skin still isn’t great but I can deal with it, if I have a chocolate and pizza infused week... HELLO spots appear a lot more vigorously. Luckily this is something I can control and if I am being unhealthy I only have myself to blame!

Now that I have given you a slight background to my skin I will move onto the present!
I have come to realise that products I thought would make my skin worse actually could benefit me. For years, I wanted to stay clear of so many products, mainly just out of fear my skin would completely flare up. I stuck to a face mask, scrub and spot gel (in the simplest of forms). Any products that were oily or of a balm consistency I would steer clear of. How wrong was I!
I have recently learnt that a balm cleanser is great for blemish prone skin and that face scrub with little beads in can actually spread the blemish.  To be honest this little piece of information changed my life a little. I have been using face scrubs for blemish prone skin with little beads in for years! Moving on from this, I have stopped using my usual face scrub and have looked into purchasing the Emma Hardie cleansing balm, now, due to the price I have to wait till pay day to purchase but will definitely do some form of review or something to show you guys.

Another product that has come back into my life is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, this has literally saved me I have now been using this every morning and evening for about 2-2 and a half weeks. My skin has drastically improved and I can pretty much put it down to this bad boy! The serum has helped the area that had flared up at the same time as improving my skin tone. Redness has improved and the blemishes have reduced. Again, I would like to stress that after 2 weeks I have not woken up with the world’s most beautiful complexion but it really has helped. I say this, because for a long time I have purchased products and been promised amazing results, these results pretty much don’t happen. On the adverts when you see girls/ celebrities with not even a pore in sight... this is not realistic and, I hate to say it but using that product doesn’t give you the skin you see on TV or in magazines (plus they are photo shopped to an inch of their life). I, along with many have fallen for this and thought ‘ooh if I buy that clean and clear face wash all my spots will just disappear’ this unfortunately is just a load of bollocks.  

I have also been using the Origins United State Balancing Tonic, I use this to de-clog my pores and get rid of any debris left on the skin. This is a great way to prep the skin for the other products you are going to use. I have tried a few toners before and found that they have really invigorated the redness in my skin; the thing I love about this product is that it doesn’t leave me looking like a red tomato after applying! (You will want to use this product with a cotton pad after using your chosen cleanser and before any serums or moisturisers.)

I have to also say that a great thing for your skin is the SUN. This will zap those spots right away! Whenever I come back from holiday I really wish I could hold onto how amazing my skin looks. But, being back in England after about a week or two I’m pretty much back to where I started.

If you are my age, a big thing to look into is life style. This includes diet, health, work, alcohol intake, routine, sleep and pretty much everything else.
So, if you are thinking that you want to improve your lifestyle I would definitely look at the environments you’re in. For example, I work in an air conditioned office 8 hours a day, Monday – Friday. This is such a chore on my skin, so recently, as soon as I get in from work I remove every ounce of make-up, cleanse, tone and moisturise. When I can I like to completely clean my skin as soon as possible.
Also, say for example on a Sunday I try not to wear any make-up or if I have a busy Sunday I try to wear minimal make-up. Give your skin time to breathe.
If possible, reduce your alcohol intake. I pretty much drank my life away at university so I feel like now; drinking less isn’t really a problem.
Now, I have really cut down the drinking. I usually drink 1-2 Saturdays out of the month, maximum. If you drink a lot you will notice a difference in your skin by cutting down, I also want to try a 4-5 day detox I think this will also have a great effect on my skin. 

So, what are your skin secrets? Do you have any saviour products?

Hope you enjoyed this post guys!

xoxo

Sunday, 23 March 2014

OOTD: Levi Shirt.


Such a simple outfit but thought I would snap a few pictures of it. The Levi shirt is a must for any wardrobe and  you can wear it so many different ways. For this outfit I have just paired it with some wet look leggings and ankle boots. I think without the boots I would look like I'm going to do some painting LOL. If you are looking for a Levi denim shirt Ebay is your best shot! They always have a selection on there. Hope you have all had a great weekend!!

What I'm Wearing-
Levi shirt: Ebay
Wet look leggings: Primark
Shoes: Bank

xoxo

Monday, 10 March 2014

OOTD: Simple.


The black tank and jeans combo is always a good and simple outfit, I had to wear my new boots which I managed to get from Bank for an amazing £15 in the sale. I never usually shop in Bank and was only in there on the random chance so was glad to find these beauts!
The sun was out so I thought it was a great day to get my 'bleach wash' Joni jeans out, these have been hiding in my wardrobe for a while now so felt good to wear them again. Adding my go to bag from Urban Outfitters and I was out the door. Lets hope this sunshine sticks around, it felt so nice not having to layer up with jumpers.. cardigans.. jackets.. and all that! Hope you are all having a fab Monday, only 4 more days till the weekend!

What I'm Wearing-
Joni Jeans: Topshop
Tank: Primark
Boots: Bank
Bag: Urban Outfitters

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xoxo

Sunday, 2 March 2014

OOTD: Great Escape.


What I'm Wearing-
Joni Jeans: Topshop
Shirt: Vintage
Tank: H&M
DOC's: Serena's
Bag: River Island
Leather Jacket: Topshop

xoxo

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

LFW: Street Style. Take 2.

So, back with my second Street Style post. Hope you enjoyed the last one.
I'm currently chilling on my bed catching up on YouTube videos, to be honest this is my favourite thing to do at the moment. I have become a bit of a hermit as of late due to saving the pennies and well.. the horrific English weather. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to a bit of sunshine!

Anyway onto the pictures! Enjoy :)

I spotted this gorgeous lady, I have followed her stylish self on Instagram for a while and as always, she looked super stylish! 
I spotted this coat and love how it's paired with some rolled up jeans and creepers! LOVE!
I am literally dying to get my hands on a pair of ripped skinny jeans now. These two looked amazing.
Ronan from ronanronanronan.blogspot.co.uk looked fab with a pop of colour and an amazing two piece!
The colour of this coat and the shoes!
I die for this scarf and beanie. Absolute loves it!
I'm such a grunge girl at heart and love the skinny jean, rucksack and hoody. Love the masculine vibe!
I have recently become a bit obsessed with a beanie. Think they really make an outfit!
So classic.
Love this outfit, loose maxi, jumper and clutch.. just fabulous!
I swear she looks like Olivia Palermo..? or is it just me? Such a great outfit.
Love this simple look with an amaze blazer.

I posted what I wore to LFW here.

xoxo