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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lost and Found | A Collaboration with Superlatively Rude

A motivational video about how we all feel lost sometimes and that it's okay not to be okay.
At some point in our lives, whether you are approaching your teens, rocking out your twenties or sailing through your thirties; we all feel a little bit lost.

The feeling that you don't have the answers to life's questions. The feeling that you don't know where you're going, or even where you've been. The feeling that you don't know how to move forward and repeatedly asking yourself the question 'how am I supposed to know what I want to do for the rest of my life anyway?'

It comes, it goes, always.

So today's video is about just that.

How it feels to be lost.

But that that's okay.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Black and Backless

Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Outfit blog post on how to wear a black trench coat
Playsuit: Lilylulu*. Belt: Vintage. Boots: Missguided* Trench Coat: Missguided*
Autumnal weather is definitely upon us and we all know I'm it's no1 cheerleader. The sun is shining, the leaves are falling and the weather is clear, crisp and bright. What more could we ask for?

I'm squeezing out my last few drops of summer in this dreamy playsuit from Lilylulu The daisy print is playful and the dropped back follows suit - I adore the deep-v neckline and that I can carry this piece through to A/W with tees or jumpers layered on top.

Everybody needs to own a mac *sang to the tune of Aristocats* and Missguided tick all the boxes with this fabulous Trench Coat. With a chunky collar, large lapels and a clinched in waist it's simply, perfectly perfect.

Shop my look here:



Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Illamasqua Glamore Nude Collection Review

A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection
A Beauty Review on Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick Collection

Let's Talk: Illamasqua Glamore Nude Collection

It's no secret they're a firm favourite in my beauty drawer, from their primers to foundations and eyeliners to blushers I've already got quite the collection. So when two new Illamasqua lipsticks came through my letterbox the excitement levels were preeeeetty high.

With 7 shades to choose from the Glamore Nude collection caters for every skin tone - whether you're sporting a cool, neutral or warm tone, there's something for everyone.

Now who's to say it's an easy task? Picking a lipstick that's the right shade for you can be tricky! Take a look at their Shade Selector for a little advice - a top tip from their head of training Daniel Busuttil, is matching the lipstick to your natural nail bed colour - who would've thought it?!

With a satin, creamy finish these new lipsticks step away from their usual matte formula and it's a change I'm certainly championing.
The two shades I'm lapping up are Minx: a nude with a kick up the butt - warm and cool tones make for a rather wonderful shade that I personally love.

And Starkers (best name?) offers a more rosy tone with hints of pink to suit a cooler skin tone aka. us pale folk.

At £18.50 it's not a cheap affair but it's one I aim to pursue, with instant pigmentation, an easy application and shades for every lady it would be a crime to not try.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Debenhams Sunflower Burst Bouquet

A review on Debenhams Flowers and their Sunflower Burst Bouquet
A review on Debenhams Flowers and their Sunflower Burst Bouquet
A review on Debenhams Flowers and their Sunflower Burst Bouquet

Debenhams Flowers Sunflower Burst

Sometimes there's nothing you can do but let someone know you are there for them, if they need you. Sometimes, we don't want to say it with words. Sometimes we don't need to show it with our presence.
Sometimes, flowers are the best thing.

Sending someone a bouquet is special. And I'm not necessarily talking romantically - it can be so wonderful to receive a bundle of Thank You Flowers from one of your best friends or loved ones. Just knowing that someone cares enough, to have gone out of their way to share the love in such a positive way.

Debenhams got in touch when I was feeling less than sparkly and asked if I'd like to receive a bouquet of my choice. Needless to say it made my day and as soon as they arrived at work that very next morning (big brownie points for fast Flower Delivery - Huzzah!) I had a permanent smile on my face. It wasn't a surprise, but it was almost like the world just knew - I needed a boost.

Not only can I vouch for wonderful service on receiving a bouquet from Debenhams, but I've also taken advantage of their Next Day Flowers service to send bunches to the likes of Zoe and my mummy and they've never let me down.

So, if you have someone in your life right now that needs to be uplifted in one way or another - have a cheeky (33%) discount on me.

Enter code GIFT33 at checkout to share some loveliness of your own.

Because we could all do with a little more love.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

20 Things I Learned In My 20's | A Collaboration with Superlatively Rude

20 things I learned in my 20's a collaboration with Laura Jane Williams from Superlatively Rude

20 Things I Learned In My 20's

Superlatively Wonderful (see what we did there?): It's a collaboration, between Laura and I. One that was a long time coming.

I reached out on Twitter, to see what you guys would like to see from us... and it wasn't a surprise that the most sought after requests were ones about 'life'. After all, Laura is the one who pushed me to get naked for a photo shoot and totally grabbed life by the balls in showing her body who's boss.

What we learn in our 20's shapes the adults we'll become (or are becoming)


And here, in this video, we discuss what we've learned so far. Without giving too much away, this 2-part collaboration aims to spread a little love and joy. Point out that no-ones really got it sussed and that good things take time and effort (in a lighthearted way, of course).
This has probably been my favourite video to create to date, so I'd love to know what you guys think :-)

Keep your eyes peeled for next week's video - make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss out!
I know...Laura needs to get herself a YouTube channel, right?


Sunday, 31 August 2014

#JohnLewisEdit | Wonderful You & John Lewis' Winterflora Edit

Wonderful You collaborates with John Lewis for their Winterflora #JohnLewisEdit
Wonderful You collaborates with John Lewis for their Winterflora #JohnLewisEdit
Wonderful You collaborates with John Lewis for their Winterflora #JohnLewisEdit
Hello my darlings,

Back to happiness!

Sometimes my blog hands me seriously wonderful, crazy opportunitues and this week was one of my favourites yet.
I got the chance to work on a little collaboration with John Lewis and their Winterflora Edit (see #JohnLewisEdit for all the snaps, deets and more). 

What is the Winterflora Edit, you say? Well, let me tell you...

It's John Lewis' winter twist on floral, autumnal trends. And to showcase the collection they picked myself and the (absolutely breathtakingly beautiful) Laura who writes the blog Tiny Twisst, to participate in a photo shoot come YouTube video.

I was so super excited to take part that I wanted to blog the footage. For memories, but also so you guys could see how much fun I had.

I hope you enjoy it and keep your eyes peeled for the finished photographs and video which will be appearing on here and my YouTube channel!





Thursday, 28 August 2014

How it Feels to be Heartbroken

A blog post on how it feels to have your heartbroken and that it's okay not to be okay
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 And then there was a sadness in her heart that couldn't be lifted.
A weight so heavy that the pressure of it pushing down made her bones ache. A weight so crushingly suffocating even a silver lining couldn't soften it.
And then there was the realisation.
This was what it felt to be heartbroken.
Heartache.

It's a bizarre feeling. To be aware of your feelings and what's causing them, but have absolutely no definitive answer as to why you feel numb, nothing and then absolutely everything so horribly intensely all at once. Of course, heartbreak is what it says on the tin: a love so great that doesn't go to plan. But no one can ever prepare you for the feeling.

I suppose we all feel it differently - who is to say what heartache actually is. 

All I know is that the world goes on, but that even in that truth you couldn't care less. Who needs to know that everything will be alright in the end when you thought what you had would last forever?

Words of comfort don't help but are expected, received and filed away for when you can look back and appreciate them.

A constant and overwhelming nausea of everything you ever experienced coming to an end consumes you - to start a new beginning, to begin again. 

And I think that's what it means, to truly have loved - knowing that no matter the cards you were dealt, no matter the hurt, you will always love them and you will always hold a piece of them. In a good, peaceful way.

I've learned, lately, that writing things down help me and that sometimes, somehow it helps other people too.

I know we'll be fine. We'll carry on and life will be wonderful. But for now, I am sad and confused and angry and all the other emotions x100. That's okay, though.

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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