Spring OOTD | The denim dungaree dress

Well hello to you my reader chums! With the new arrival of warmer weather and longer days, it's time for spring fashion to make an appearance. In this season, I like to experiment a bit more with my style using bursts of colour and layering various pieces.

Pinafores and dungarees have become a staple in my wardrobe since last summer. I love changing the outfit up throughout the seasons by adding tights, swapping jumpers for t-shirts and what not. The dungaree dress is a versatile statement piece that can be dressed up or down. For this look I paired it with a pastel pink jumper, leather jacket and burgundy converse to give that pop of colour.

Spring fashion outfits

top spring fashion inspiration

Spring outfit

Denim dungaree dress - Primark
'Stay positive' jumper - H&M
Leather jacket - H&M
Converse - Office

Spring outfit of the day

I hope you enjoyed this spring outfit style post. What are your favourite pieces to wear this season?

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Facing your fashion fears | My tips

Well hello to you my reader chums! When it comes to fashion, its safe to stay I like to stick with my comfort zone. wearing that simple little black dress or my classic Joni jeans on an everyday basis. However, lately I've been branching out more, wearing items I never thought I'd be comfortable in and rocking them with confidence.

Body confidence or stepping out of your comfort zone with fashion isn't an easy task and everyone gets there at different stages. Its only over the last year or so I've began wearing items that are a bit more risky and not my usual go to style. Here's a few of my tips, to help you push the boat out with your fashion fears..


1) Baby steps - The main thing when it comes to rocking an outfit is confidence. If you're not feeling confident then you won't feel good in what you're wearing. It's best then to take everything one step at a time. Aren't a big fan of colour? Perhaps gradually add a pop of colour to your outfit until you're fully comfortable in a bold, statement dress. Uncomfortable in heels? Start with a low heel and work your way up to stilettos!

2) Try something new - Unsure how to make that fashion change? Pick something you'd never thought of wearing before and see how you roll with it. Whether that's a playsuit or different cut bikini for the summer, if you don't try you'll never know.

3) Mix and match - When it comes to patterns, I'm as stripe addict. I pretty much own every striped top you can think of and quite a few other pieces. What I haven't done until recently is layer up different patterns and see how they worked. I did it with a camo print jacket and my striped dress, which in my opinion looked ace - I loved that ootd. You can either mix and match patterns or change up colours, the wilder the better.


4) Rock your worst nightmare - Everybody has their insecurities and parts of their body they don't like, but it takes the biggest ounce of confidence to work a fashion piece that shows your insecurity off. I used to be so insecure of my small boobs and the thought of wearing a dress without a bra or anything low cut used to make me shiver. But as I learn to embrace them over time and gradually started to wear pieces without the safety of a bra or slightly revealing dresses, my confidence grew and I could rock my worst nightmare.

5) Be you - Lastly and most importantly, be yourself. When it comes to fashion, there's no right or wrong. It's all about creativity and embracing your look, whatever that may be. If you like bright high heels or eccentric accessories, wear them and strut it. We're all different and wonderful beings which is why experimenting with fashion can be so much fun.

I hope you enjoyed this post Take a look at Dia & Co for their inspiration when it comes stepping out of your fashion comfort zone. What are your best tips to fight your fashion fears?

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Spring time essentials ❤️

Well hello to you my reader chums! Blossoming trees and sunnier days, spring time has started early in the UK with some beautiful, bright weather. Spring is the season for bolder colours, fresh makeup and light-weight fashion so let's get into my essentials for this time of year.

Top beauty and fashion essentials for the spring

Lighter jackets

When the sun comes out, bid goodbye to the winter coats and branch out for lighter jacket season. Some of my favourite jackets I pull out in spring time; from a furry denim jacket to my beloved bright yellow raincoat, not having to wear too many layers is such a treat.

Body care 

It's no doubt when the warmer weather strikes, the spring fashion takes centre stage. This means legs are out and the good old hibernation of winter is over. Even though my skin is drier in the winter, I tend to moisturise my legs when its warmer as they'll be on show. My favourite product is the Soap and Glory 'Sugar Crush' butter cream as it sinks in quickly and has the most incredible, lingering scent of sweet limes.

Sunglasses

On sunnier days, whether you're going for a drive or walk in the park, a good pair of sunglasses a needed to keep the shine out your eyes and protect them from the blaring sun.

best makeup products for the spring

Makeup

For spring, the fresher makeup looks come into play. Dewy skin, rosy cheeks and pink lips are my staple choices. With the sun in the sky and nature blossoming, it's the season I wear quite natural makeup.

Highlight - A shining sun means every opportunity for your highlight to glow. I love to go a bit crazy on the highlight in spring to have those on fleek cheekbones. My favourite all time product to achieve this is the Sleek 'Solstice' palette. I usually use the cream shade first on the cheekbones, brow bones and cupids bow then go in with a powdered shade for the ultimate highlight.

Pink lipstick - I'm not a massive fan of pink lipsticks, however I love toned down dusky pinks or slight pink nudes. This is the season I branch out with pink tones. Nyx Cosmetics matte creams offer a wide range of these shades including 'Rome', 'Stockholm' and 'Cannes' which I alternate between.

Blush - I'm a massive fan of contouring, however when spring comes along, I think rosy cheeks and a subtle bronze suit better. Cream blushes I find give the most natural and glowing finish on the skin. My go to at the minute is Max Factor's cream blush in 'Soft Murano'. It's a very warm dark pink shade and provides a lovely flush to the cheeks.

Eye shadow stick - As I like more natural looks in the spring, I find eye shadow sticks to be a quick and simple to give that slight wash of colour on the lids. The stick pictured is by a European brand 3ina in a mauve toned grey.

I hope you enjoyed my spring time essentials. What are yours?

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The weekend bag | Boutique of Molly

Well hello to you my reader chums! Whether it's a weekend getaway or sleepover at my best friend's house, an overnight bag is a must have in my wardrobe. My new found love is Boutique of Molly's 'Venice' bag, a sizeable and stylish accessory for many uses.

The 'Venice bag' by Boutique of Molly review

Design

A take on the classic Louis Vuitton style, this bag oozes sophistication. The checkered effect with different tones of brown is simple and matches a wide selection of different outfits. Its adjustable strap and additional handles make it easy for an accessible, practical use. If you're an avid traveller like me and want to look super stylish in the airport, this monochrome bag is for you.

Size

When I received this bag, I was impressed by its sizing; its not too big for usability and had enough room to fit all my weekend essentials. There's a main storage area inside with two pockets, one zipped for all your personal items and the other to slot say your mints or headphones in. It also has an outside pocket which is best for items you'd like to get hold of easy, e.g your phone or money. I'd describe the length as slightly shorter than a gym bag but wider and larger in height.

The 'Venice bag' by Boutique of Molly

Overall thoughts

For a night away or hand luggage the 'Venice' bag fits the bill. As the material is the water resistant type, it can also be used for a trip to the pool, gym or on a spa day for all your essentials. The entire design, appearance and practicality has got a 10/10 from me; I'd highly recommend.

The 'Venice bag' by Boutique of Molly

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I hope you enjoyed a look at my go to weekend bag. What is your favourite bag to use?

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February favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! February seem to pass us by in the blink of an eye and its crazy we're already so far into March. 2017 is going along far too quickly and I'm not sure I can keep up. Over the past few weeks, I've been trying out and obsessing about a few new products I can't wait to share with you.

Here's a look at my February favourites:

February favourites

February favourites

Garnier's micellar gel face wash

Garnier's micellar face gel wash

If you're a big fan of the renowned Garnier micellar water, then you could relate to my excitement when I saw the matching gel wash on the shelves in Boots. I can't say it fully lives up to the love I have for micellar water, however it's an incredible face wash. It's able to remove light makeup, cleanse the skin and leaves your skin feeling refreshed. The gentle consistency and no scent feature is ideal for those with sensitive skin. Find out a more information with my latest review.

Revlon's colour stay foundation for combination/oily skin

Revlon colour stay foundation in 110 Ivory

I'm one of those girls who stick to what they know and love when it comes to base makeup products. As I've heard many bloggers and vloggers hype about this foundation, I wanted to try the Revlon colour stay out for myself. I fell in love with it on the first use. They have two different formulation options, one for dry skin and the other for combination/oily skin that I chose which suits me perfectly. There's so many reasons why I love this foundation. The light-medium, buildable coverage is ideal for day-day use and if you'd like something more heavy duty for an evening out. Its consistency is very creamy, sits on the skin well and has a natural, dewy finish. With a primer, the lasting power is seamless, staying all day long and I couldn't fault the wide colour range. I'd 100% recommend if you're on the hunt for a new foundation.

Kiko cosmetics Enigma lipstick in shade 03

Kiko Cosmetics Enigma lipstick in 03

I have a big admiration for Kiko's products, everything I've tried from their brand are always top quality for an affordable price. This lipstick is no exception. I'm seriously impressed with the packaging even if slightly bulky as I love the magnetic effect on how it closes. I'd describe the shade as a toned down berry with a glossy finish. I'm not usually a big fan of lipsticks that aren't matte, however, the sheen wash over the top makes it the ideal everyday lipstick. The consistency is incredibly creamy and feels like a thick lip balm once applied which through wear, leaves the lips feeling moisturised. Its lasting power isn't as impressive given the glossy formulation, however the quality and shade have won my heart. 

Max factor miracle touch blush

Max Factor miracle touch creamy blush

Similar to base products like primers and foundations, I tend to stick to the same blushers. However, there was a sale on Max Factor so I couldn't resist picking a new one up. I remember these blushers being hyped a few years back in the beauty world but never jumped on the band wagon until now. With the tiny compact easy for travelling and intense pigmentation, I couldn't fault this blush. The shade 'soft murano' is a warm pink, slightly red toned colour which easily blends onto the skin. As its a cream blush, there's no need for a brush as your fingers will give a more even finish.

argan oil lip balm

Argan oil lip balm

With the cold day of February, dry lips were bound to be on the horizon. This little pot of argan oil lip balm did the trick with even my driest and cracked lips. It helped soothed and moisturise them until my lips were back into their normal state.

I hope you enjoyed my February favourites. Which products have you been loving last month?

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Beauty review: Too Faced melted chocolate lipstick in 'Chocolate Honey'

Well hello to you my reader chums! Chocolate and lipstick are two of my favourite things so a product with them is the best combination. I treated myself to the Too Faced 'Chocolate Honey' melted lipstick a few months back to see if the range was worth the chocolate hype and its safe to say, I'm obsessed. It has become my go to nude lipstick, either for a daily use or evening out, here's a few reasons why.

Too faced chocolate melted lipstick in Chocolate Honey review

Packaging

Something I love about the Two Faced brand is their creative ideas for each product range and how they present them, the packaging for this liquid lipstick is no different. Its sleek and sophisticated design is not only the right size but perfect shape for use. The tube style means easy application and with each lipstick shade there's a different coloured tube which I love.

Application

I couldn't fault the easy tube applicator of this lipstick. The soft nib allows just enough product to come out preventing leakage and excess waste. This in turn helps with building coverage of the lipstick, giving the full colour pay off.

Review of Too faced chocolate melted lipstick in chocolate honey

Pigmentation

I wasn't sure what to expect with the melted chocolate lipstick's pigmentation at first given the matte and slightly glossy finish, however, I was by far impressed. With one swatch, the lipstick is completely full coverage and only needs another light touch up for full colour pay off. The shine running over the matte finish doesn't tone down the pigmentation in the slightest.

Consistency

One of my favourite things about the lipstick is its creamy consistency. When applied, the lipstick is very soft on the lips and feels almost like a lip balm. As it's a liquid lipstick, it'll take a good few minutes to fully set and become the full opaque finish. After that, it feels like nothing is on the lips and isn't drying in the slightest, yet keeps them moisturised.

Shade

I wanted to dabble into brown nude lipsticks hence why I picked this up. The colour I'd describe as a light brown with a warm pink undertone. Its the type of colour which will compliment daring eye looks but also an lovely everyday use with a few coats of mascara. I like to wear it on all different occasions as I think it adds something more than your typical pink toned nude.

SSwatch of Too Faced chocolate melted lipstick in chocolate honey

Scent

Too Faced creative themes never disappoint with the melted chocolate lipsticks genuinely smelling like the sweet treat itself. It may not be the most lingering scent once left on the lips for a while, yet when first applied, it smells so good you'll want to lick it right off.

Lasting power

Only the most important factor everyone looks for in a lipstick - how long does it last? I wouldn't say its the best quality of the Two Faced melted lipsticks, however they do last for a good few hours before reapplication is needed.

Too Faced chocolate melted lipsticks

Overall, I'd highly recommend the Two Faced melted chocolate lipstick in the shade 'Chocolate Honey'. Given the comfortable wear, beautiful pigmentation and easy application, I couldn't fault it. 'Chocolate Honey' has become my go to everyday nude and I adore it. I'd love to give the other shades a try.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Have you tried out 'Chocolate Honey' or any of the other melted chocolate lipsticks?

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