Thursday, 16 April 2015
Hi lovelies! The wonderful people at PetPlan got in touch with me recently to inform me of their #MyJobYourJob campaign, which is adorable campaign all about your pet's job/ role in your household, all to raise awareness about responsible Pet Ownership. Getting Pet Insurance is hugely important as owning a pet can be very expensive if they get ill or injured, or need surgery and paying a small amount every month is definitely worth the peace of mind knowing your little cutie is covered in my opinion!
So, onto the Competition, Pet lovers, get excited! All you have to do, is tell me in the comments below what Belle is up to in the photo above. Provide a caption for the photo, giving Belle a 'role' or 'job' and my favourite caption/ job idea for Belle will win a £100 PetsPyjamas voucher! That's a lot of lovely pressies for your little darling! Pets Pyjamas has items for Dogs and Cats as well as Dog/ Cat Lovers Gifts for Humans - so if you're a pet lover without a pet, you can still enter!
Leave a comment below with your caption and either email address or twitter username so I can contact you if you win!
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
5 Trends for Spring Summer 2015
With some trends from past seasons returning for spring and summer, like rose gold, and others popping up fresh like gingham, there are lots to get stuck into and refresh your look for 2015. Take a look at the favourites for this year!
Anything but cutesy, this spring and summer gingham is back in sheer fabrics and plunging necklines. Popularised back in the fifties and sixties when style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot wore gingham shorts and skirts, the preppy print made a comeback with darker colours and gorgeous silhouettes. Wear yours as co-ords or as a suit.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re as pale as a ghost or have beautiful olive skin, you’re sure to find a yellow tone to suit you, whether it’s canary, saffron or mustard. There’s nothing more summery than a pop of sunshine yellow in your wardrobe. Wear with grey for a point of contrast or go all out in an outfit of entirely yellow.
This summer the part of your body that fashion has decreed is your best is your shoulders, so get them out! Perfect for date night, go for a smouldering Bardot off-the-shoulder number or a bold asymmetrical neckline. Wear your hair up with one-shoulder for maximum impact, or wavy for a casual cool look. Avoid wearing necklaces and instead go for delicate earrings to enhance your bare shoulders and neck.
Strappy sandals are going nowhere for this spring and summer season. From white heels to relaxed beach sandals, there’s bound to be a style that you can make work for you. Make a real statement with kick-ass knee high gladiator sandals, or keep it classy and refined with a lattice work pump.
Rose gold is having a moment right now, it’s everywhere. Whether it’s a pair of metallic pumps or in the detail of a tote bag, there are a number of ways that you can update your wardrobe with a bit of rose gold. Rose gold watches, like ones from Market Cross Jewellers, are one of the easiest. Elegant, yet a bit different from traditional gold or silver, it really sets a girl apart from the rest. Wear with navy and white for a pop of colour and contrast.
Updating your wardrobe for spring summer 2015 is easy with these simple tips. Have you tried them yet?
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Hi lovelies! I have a bit of a different post for you all today as I wanted to show you something super adorable that I was sent recently! As many bloggers know, we often get things sent to to us to try out and as lovely as it is to receive clothes and beauty products for myself, nothing really excited me more than getting sent adorable items for my dog.
This time, Belle has a brand new piece of jewellery (a collar tag) to show you all! This is from a website called collarsandtags.co.uk, they do very inexpensive, adorable personalised pet tags for your little darlings! I chose the Deep Engraved Heart tag as these deep engraved pet tags should last a long time without fading. It feels like fab quality but isn't too heavy, which is great as Belle is only very teeny tiny!
Being a Chihuahua, Belle wears a harness for walks as collars can pull on their tiny necks too much when a lead is attached, but I do sometimes like her to wear a collar too, both for identity and adorableness! These tags can be attached to a harness hook too though, as I've shown in the picture above. I think tags like this are a great idea, as you can put your address or phone number on the other side, just for that bit of extra security, particularly if you let your dog off the lead on walks (which I don't, as Belle can't really be trusted!!).
What do you think? Do you think tagging your pets collars/ harnesses is important? Or do you just simply like the idea of a cute little accessory to add to their collar or harness?
Monday, 6 April 2015
Hi lovelies! I hope you're all doing well and have had a fab Easter! Darren and I went and did a massive fruit, veg and healthy foods shop, a long walk and gym workout today after a very indulgent Easter Sunday, so safe to say I'm loving having a chilled out evening blogging this evening! So, today I have a review for you all. Back to my usual today, it's a Benefit review! This time of year, as the weather starts changing, I want a pretty, glowy highlighted look, while my skin is still suffering from winter dullness, With this in mind I'm going to be talking about the fabulous Watt's Up Highlighter.
Like I said, lately I've been loving having a glowy look, but I sometimes find powder highlights to been quite strong and a little too shimmery, this however is much more subtle, but gives enough of a highlight to give a pretty, candlelit glow to your look. The stick formula makes it super easy to use, it goes on smoothly over foundation, or even over a face powder and doesn't move the makeup underneath at all. The one thing I would say if you were to buy this, is don't bother with the sponge at the other end. I honestly find this so pointless, as when I tried to use it to blend, it just seemed to remove it! This may just be me not using it properly but just throwing that out there!
I've been absolutely loving this for use on my cheekbones and particularly on my brow bone, it lifts my look just enough for the daytime without looking overdone. It lasts all day on top of my makeup, which is fab as I think a lot of highlights don't tend to stay put as much as this. I'd totally recommend this if you're after a nice subtle, long lasting highlight for daytime use then this is perfect.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a favourite highlighter? Let me know!
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Hi lovelies! Another week has flown by with no posts, arggh! I am definitely going to have to start some serious scheduling as my blog has definitely felt very unloved with all the puppy and salon distractions right now! Update, the puppy is on the mend but still not 100% unfortunately! She's getting there bless her but she's just taking a while because she's so teeny tiny! She's definitely getting back to herself a little more with lots of cuddles and tummy tickles so hopefully we'll have our crazy playful puppy back very soon! Anyway, for this post I wanted to share a few bits that I've been buying lately, for a long time I'd felt very uninspired in the fashion department and hadn't bought clothes in a really long time. Maybe the odd skirt or jumper but this time I wanted to get a good few bits to kick-start my Spring wardrobe!
The white off shoulder top, ripped jeans, wedges and small silver necklace are all from Primark. I find Primark to be really hit and miss most of the time but it was a serious miss for me all winter. So I was really excited for the spring/ summer ranges to come in to see if there was anything that took my fancy! I've wanted to try out some ripped knee jeans for ages but wasn't too sure how I'd feel about them, so when I spotted these for just £10 I had to give them a go! I'm pleased to report that I absolutely love them and may even buy another pair as I got these in a size 6 and they fit really nicely now, but Primark jeans can so a little baggy fairly quickly so I'd quite like a backup (or two!) for when that happens! The top is self explanatory, I love the style as it's just a little more interesting than wearing a regular white tee. The only issue I have with this is the material is a little thin so you can see the outline of the top of my jeans when I wear it, but for £3, who can complain?! The white wedges were just £12 and probably my favourite purchase of the little Primark trip. I love smaller, casual heels for wearing day to day and these are just perfect for Spring. I can't wait to wear these with the ripped jeans when the weather finally warms up a bit. The final thing I got from Primark was this cute dainty silver necklace. I love this as it's delicate, but also kind of like a statement necklace, so when you want to keep an outfit simple but still want noticeable jewellery, this it perfect. It was only £1.50, so that's obviously a massive bonus!
From H&M I got this adorable vertical striped skirt, I've seen the horizontal stripes everywhere lately, which I absolutely love but I thought this was quite different so I thought for £12.99 I'd give it a go! It fits really nicely and look fab with a simple t-shirt tucked in, again, it's a fab alternative to a plain black or white bodycon skirt. Also H&M is the other necklace and my only other jewellery purchase of the day. I don't know how well you can see but this is a fairly thick silver chain with rose gold spikes on the bottom. I thought this was fab because it has both metals so you can wear either colour jewellery with it. This was just £3 in the sale, so even better! The striped dress is from Topshop and I absolutely love it. It's a size 6 from the petites section and usually that's good for me as I like my dresses fairly short, but the split at the front of this does come up very short! While it's still 'decent' I think this does require some little shorts underneath. This was £26 which for Topshop I didn't think was too bad so I was pleased with that.
This 'Nothing To Wear' T-shirt was only £7.99 from New Look and I literally had to buy it. I am always complaining about having nothing to wear, so now I can present that fact to the general public and I think that's kind of cool. The good thing about t-shirts like this is that when you really go have bong to wear, a simple tee paired with jeans or tucked into a skirt can be a life saver. Love it! The top/ dress was from a local boutique type shop, but I've seen them everywhere and I know they have similar in River Island. This was only £8.99 which is fab. It's quite odd as it's the length of a dress, but has slits up each side that go up to my waist, so I just wear a plain black bodycon skirt underneath, as it's too long to wear with jeans for me, but I do think if you like to wear long tops, this would look fab with a pair of white ripped skinny jeans. Again, this is just really easy to wear and makes a great casual 'nothing to wear' outfit.
Finally I picked up this beaut from ASOS. It was on sale for only £12.50 which I think is amazing, as it's such fab quality and hangs beautifully. I'm a huge sucker for leopard print and when it's pink, I can't say no. This will be a love it or hate it dress for many people but I bloody love it! It's got a deep v cutout at the back which I think looks gorgeous. It's high enough that you can wear a bra no problem, but I think a black lace bralet peeking out the top would look fab too.
What do you think of my recent purchases? What shops have you been loving for spring fashion?