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I'm not the only one that just wishes you could buy everything you see right??
I thought I would put together a wish list of the summer clothes I'm hoping to pick up in the next weeks, all from Asos. 

I'm looking out for brighter & bolder statement pieces to add to my wardrobe so I am really picking out different items, I would love it if you guy's could help me choose some from my wish list - leave some comments below and let me know your thoughts!! 

Here goes..


£17.99

Omg I love the colour of this top!! This light loose Cami is ideal to tuck into any style of trouser or skirt, for me personally I would style this tucked into either white linen trousers, or a pair of flared denim jeans. I could wear this casually or dress it up, so many options with this one.


£30.00

These trousers are simply gorgeous, I love the fact that they appear to pit a little higher on the waist, enabling me to wear either crop tops or blouses/tops that can be tucked in too. These would make a great evening outfit for a summer cocktail night or even taking away on holiday. Again these seem to be a nice loose fit with them being wide legs which I think will flow nicely over the legs. These are definitely top of my list right now.

no.3 - Asos Design denim midi pencil skirt

£32.00



I used to own a denim skirt like this when I was a teen and actually I used to wear it so much, the point the denim had faded a lot and looked to old to wear after a while. I much prefer to wear a longer skirt over a shorter one, and I love denim too. Again this would look amazing with some brown wedges, and a tucked in blouse. Or even dress it down, tucked in t-shirt and some converse and your off. This is perfect for those summer nights/ and then leading into autumn & winter. 


£28.00


Red is most definitely a colour to have in your wardrobe this summer, this top is simply stunning. I'm thinking of putting of this with a pair of high waisted jeans, or even that gorgeous denim skirt just above. Another top that would suit a few different occasions. I love that fact this is a button down top but a wrap style along the bottom. The floaty sleeves makes this top feel relaxed and ideal for that summer heat.


£30.00


Yes, yes & yes! These are plain I know, but these are a perfect nude/grey colour that will go with just about everything. I'm not one for heels all too much, however I love the look of these. With the round toe & block heel these look like I could wear these all day and stay comfortable. Paired with a nice day dress or some high cut ankle jeans these would look gorgeous. 
Wedding, day at the races, interview you name it, these would be perfect to wear for any occasion.

I could go on and show you so many things I want to pick up this summer, if I did the list would be endless. I can't wait to start putting new outfits together and these items are definitely ones I want to pick up. 

Let me know which items you think are a good buy??

Talk soon

X








MY ASOS SUMMER WISH LIST | HELP ME CHOOSE..

Monday, 25 June 2018


I'm not the only one that just wishes you could buy everything you see right??
I thought I would put together a wish list of the summer clothes I'm hoping to pick up in the next weeks, all from Asos. 

I'm looking out for brighter & bolder statement pieces to add to my wardrobe so I am really picking out different items, I would love it if you guy's could help me choose some from my wish list - leave some comments below and let me know your thoughts!! 

Here goes..


£17.99

Omg I love the colour of this top!! This light loose Cami is ideal to tuck into any style of trouser or skirt, for me personally I would style this tucked into either white linen trousers, or a pair of flared denim jeans. I could wear this casually or dress it up, so many options with this one.


£30.00

These trousers are simply gorgeous, I love the fact that they appear to pit a little higher on the waist, enabling me to wear either crop tops or blouses/tops that can be tucked in too. These would make a great evening outfit for a summer cocktail night or even taking away on holiday. Again these seem to be a nice loose fit with them being wide legs which I think will flow nicely over the legs. These are definitely top of my list right now.

no.3 - Asos Design denim midi pencil skirt

£32.00



I used to own a denim skirt like this when I was a teen and actually I used to wear it so much, the point the denim had faded a lot and looked to old to wear after a while. I much prefer to wear a longer skirt over a shorter one, and I love denim too. Again this would look amazing with some brown wedges, and a tucked in blouse. Or even dress it down, tucked in t-shirt and some converse and your off. This is perfect for those summer nights/ and then leading into autumn & winter. 


£28.00


Red is most definitely a colour to have in your wardrobe this summer, this top is simply stunning. I'm thinking of putting of this with a pair of high waisted jeans, or even that gorgeous denim skirt just above. Another top that would suit a few different occasions. I love that fact this is a button down top but a wrap style along the bottom. The floaty sleeves makes this top feel relaxed and ideal for that summer heat.


£30.00


Yes, yes & yes! These are plain I know, but these are a perfect nude/grey colour that will go with just about everything. I'm not one for heels all too much, however I love the look of these. With the round toe & block heel these look like I could wear these all day and stay comfortable. Paired with a nice day dress or some high cut ankle jeans these would look gorgeous. 
Wedding, day at the races, interview you name it, these would be perfect to wear for any occasion.

I could go on and show you so many things I want to pick up this summer, if I did the list would be endless. I can't wait to start putting new outfits together and these items are definitely ones I want to pick up. 

Let me know which items you think are a good buy??

Talk soon

X









I'm not one for going into too much detail into my personal life and to be honest I won't be, but I felt like I should update my blog for the people who do read and like to catch up with my life. 


I haven't been very active on youtube or my blog, to be honest not a great deal on social media either. I am hoping to get my creativity back and fall back into the blogging and youtube game as  I do really love it, but right now I am struggling to find the motivation for it, but it will come back I know I will.

Some people may have guessed already but some may not, basically just recently my fiancé and I have split from our relationship which is so frigging tough right now as its not a decision that I wanted but that's the way life goes unfortunately. We were due to get married at the end of this month which knowing that it would have only been weeks away is difficult to come to terms with and understand how a long term relationship can just end. Like I said these things happen and we've all been there with break up's and that's what I'm trying to remember while going through this.

I'll be honest, this is a really shit time at the moment and there are days where I feel like I'm struggling and wondering if I will feel better, but I'm also thinking things happen for a reason and to try and focus on the positives.

There are obviously other things going on behind the break up and that's why post's have been very sporadic and may still be for a little while as there is a lot going on in life in general, however things will improve and I'm looking forward to things getting better and having a change in life.

If there's some tips I can pass on to others that are also in a similar situation, is to really try your hardest to keep yourself positive and think about how the situation can change you as a person in a good way. Keep your friends & family around you as they will be there no matter what, especially when your having the worst days. Don't focus on the negatives because the more you do the worst you'll feel and everyday you'll wake up unhappy. Just think each new day is a fresh start and something new to look forward too. 

*Everyday you wake unhappy is a wasted day, change that and look forward to the best day.

Any way, that's a little bit of an update just so you know why I'm a little bit inactive but I will be back very soon with more content and plenty of positive vibes!! 

Talk soon

X




A LIFE UPDATE & A FRESH START

Sunday, 3 June 2018


I'm not one for going into too much detail into my personal life and to be honest I won't be, but I felt like I should update my blog for the people who do read and like to catch up with my life. 


I haven't been very active on youtube or my blog, to be honest not a great deal on social media either. I am hoping to get my creativity back and fall back into the blogging and youtube game as  I do really love it, but right now I am struggling to find the motivation for it, but it will come back I know I will.

Some people may have guessed already but some may not, basically just recently my fiancé and I have split from our relationship which is so frigging tough right now as its not a decision that I wanted but that's the way life goes unfortunately. We were due to get married at the end of this month which knowing that it would have only been weeks away is difficult to come to terms with and understand how a long term relationship can just end. Like I said these things happen and we've all been there with break up's and that's what I'm trying to remember while going through this.

I'll be honest, this is a really shit time at the moment and there are days where I feel like I'm struggling and wondering if I will feel better, but I'm also thinking things happen for a reason and to try and focus on the positives.

There are obviously other things going on behind the break up and that's why post's have been very sporadic and may still be for a little while as there is a lot going on in life in general, however things will improve and I'm looking forward to things getting better and having a change in life.

If there's some tips I can pass on to others that are also in a similar situation, is to really try your hardest to keep yourself positive and think about how the situation can change you as a person in a good way. Keep your friends & family around you as they will be there no matter what, especially when your having the worst days. Don't focus on the negatives because the more you do the worst you'll feel and everyday you'll wake up unhappy. Just think each new day is a fresh start and something new to look forward too. 

*Everyday you wake unhappy is a wasted day, change that and look forward to the best day.

Any way, that's a little bit of an update just so you know why I'm a little bit inactive but I will be back very soon with more content and plenty of positive vibes!! 

Talk soon

X





Is the new Benefit Badgal bang mascara really worth all the hype??



As you know there has been so much talk over this brand new mascara which claims you get lashes out of this world.

The claim's -

* 36 hour wear
* Smudge Proof
* Water resistant
* Volumising Formula
* Pro Vitamin B5 known to help fuel thickness & strength the lashes
* Slim flexible brush to reach root to tip, corner to corner, upper and lower lashes for big volume with 360° reach

This mascara is said to give you full blast volumised lashes without weighing them down thanks to the gravity defying formula containing aero-particles.

This mascara has quite a few claims and to be honest it reels you in to want to try it. For me I actually  picked up the small travel size just in case it wasn't something I would get on with. I have such issues with mascara, after a few hours of wearing all mascaras seem to smudge on the lower lashes leaving me with bad panda eyes.

For the travel size 4g - price is £10.50

For the Full size 8.5g - Price is £21.50

So down to the nitty gritty eh.... my thoughts and of course pictures (as that's what everyone wants to really see).

OK so lets see what my lashes look like without any mascara at all....



As you can see, I don't really have much when it comes down to my lashes, they have a little bit of curl to them but not a great deal. My lashes are actually quite fair swell so to me I don't think they are that noticeable. 

* Before applying this mascara I would highly recommend curling your lashes before hand to get the best look possible.

With this mascara if most definitely lengthens the lashes, I noticed a huge difference straight away. The brush helps to coat every single lash so you can see a big change in the volume of your lashes.


This is the look after applying the mascara to both the top lashes and the bottom lashes. You can see there is an obvious difference in length., but don't all mascaras offer that? Pretty much yes!! 

I will be honest this mascara does feel incredibly light, when I mean light.. I mean to the point if feels like I have no eye make up on which is a definite pro! It does a fab job at coating all of the lashes as you can see in the above picture it shows all of my lashes that some of my other mascaras don't. 

I think there are positives and negatives to this mascara, if you carry on with a couple more coats to the lashes, you will create that spider eye look, and create quite a thick root which can then make it bit harder to get a fluttery natural vibe. Some people quite like this and some people don't, I suppose it depends on what sort of look your wanting to create. But if your after more of a natural look like this then just keep it to one full coat!! 

Now they do claim that it is smudge proof, I have to say that this isn't quite true in my eyes. I always struggle with panda eyes after applying mascara to my bottom lashes, and even after applying powder under my eyes this mascara did smudge a bit under the bottom lashes after a few hours of wearing.

As you can imagine I have not tested the 36 hour wear test, I can't imagine many people have. I will say the actual mascara does hold pretty well, apart from the small amount of smudging underneath the mascara really held onto the lashes throughout the day. (Thumbs up)

I do think this is a great mascara, but I find that there are others that are better or even on par with this one. I wouldn't pay £21.50 for the full size I just think there are others at a cheaper price that can give you the same sort of finish. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't be against buying the travel size again. 

If you haven't seen already I have done a 1st impressions video using this mascara a few weeks back so if you want to go give that a watch, let me know what your thoughts are :) 




So what are your actual thoughts on this mascara? Do you think all the marketing hype was really worth it?

Talk soon Guys

X

BADGAL BANG - WORTH THE HYPE??

Thursday, 8 March 2018


Is the new Benefit Badgal bang mascara really worth all the hype??



As you know there has been so much talk over this brand new mascara which claims you get lashes out of this world.

The claim's -

* 36 hour wear
* Smudge Proof
* Water resistant
* Volumising Formula
* Pro Vitamin B5 known to help fuel thickness & strength the lashes
* Slim flexible brush to reach root to tip, corner to corner, upper and lower lashes for big volume with 360° reach

This mascara is said to give you full blast volumised lashes without weighing them down thanks to the gravity defying formula containing aero-particles.

This mascara has quite a few claims and to be honest it reels you in to want to try it. For me I actually  picked up the small travel size just in case it wasn't something I would get on with. I have such issues with mascara, after a few hours of wearing all mascaras seem to smudge on the lower lashes leaving me with bad panda eyes.

For the travel size 4g - price is £10.50

For the Full size 8.5g - Price is £21.50

So down to the nitty gritty eh.... my thoughts and of course pictures (as that's what everyone wants to really see).

OK so lets see what my lashes look like without any mascara at all....



As you can see, I don't really have much when it comes down to my lashes, they have a little bit of curl to them but not a great deal. My lashes are actually quite fair swell so to me I don't think they are that noticeable. 

* Before applying this mascara I would highly recommend curling your lashes before hand to get the best look possible.

With this mascara if most definitely lengthens the lashes, I noticed a huge difference straight away. The brush helps to coat every single lash so you can see a big change in the volume of your lashes.


This is the look after applying the mascara to both the top lashes and the bottom lashes. You can see there is an obvious difference in length., but don't all mascaras offer that? Pretty much yes!! 

I will be honest this mascara does feel incredibly light, when I mean light.. I mean to the point if feels like I have no eye make up on which is a definite pro! It does a fab job at coating all of the lashes as you can see in the above picture it shows all of my lashes that some of my other mascaras don't. 

I think there are positives and negatives to this mascara, if you carry on with a couple more coats to the lashes, you will create that spider eye look, and create quite a thick root which can then make it bit harder to get a fluttery natural vibe. Some people quite like this and some people don't, I suppose it depends on what sort of look your wanting to create. But if your after more of a natural look like this then just keep it to one full coat!! 

Now they do claim that it is smudge proof, I have to say that this isn't quite true in my eyes. I always struggle with panda eyes after applying mascara to my bottom lashes, and even after applying powder under my eyes this mascara did smudge a bit under the bottom lashes after a few hours of wearing.

As you can imagine I have not tested the 36 hour wear test, I can't imagine many people have. I will say the actual mascara does hold pretty well, apart from the small amount of smudging underneath the mascara really held onto the lashes throughout the day. (Thumbs up)

I do think this is a great mascara, but I find that there are others that are better or even on par with this one. I wouldn't pay £21.50 for the full size I just think there are others at a cheaper price that can give you the same sort of finish. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't be against buying the travel size again. 

If you haven't seen already I have done a 1st impressions video using this mascara a few weeks back so if you want to go give that a watch, let me know what your thoughts are :) 




So what are your actual thoughts on this mascara? Do you think all the marketing hype was really worth it?

Talk soon Guys

X


Time for another wedding catch up, and yes I know it has been a while since I kept you updated with our plans. If I'm honest with doing all the wedding plans and working full time, I have found it difficult to keep up to date with youtube and my blog, but I have currently got a couple of days off right now so I'm making use of this spare time.

*Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

So a few months ago I got in touch with one of our local florist's and went in with some idea's and pictures as to what were thinking of having for our day. I had looked up a few other local florists but if I'm honest this particular company I know my fiancé has used them for valentines flowers for myself so I know the quality is fantastic and the staff are a brilliant help. 

I would most definitely recommend researching different florists around your local area, or at least local to your wedding venue. get some price quotes together and compare the different companies to see which comes out best for yourselves. 

The staff members from our florist's had shown me some pictures from other weddings they had done with some ideas that I was thinking about, this gave me the opportunity to see how different flowers looked, they me some great advise and have always kept in contact with me informed of different prices.

One tip I can share -   Join a wedding facebook group and read other peoples post, get involved in the discussions and ask questions. Everyone is so kind and helpful on their and you can get some great inspirations from other people. I actually asked about flowers on their, asking for rough prices and what people thought was reasonable/ too much or too little. Everyone on that group really do help if your unsure of anything. I will leave the link to the group I am joined in so that if there are any of you getting married and need some advice you can head over and join. (It is free and you can leave whenever you like)

This one is called wedding items for sale - however it is people selling things, asking for advise, giving out advise, offering inspiration etc.


I debated wether to have artificial flowers but after a few discussions with family, friends and the facebook group, I decided against it because of cost. I thought that artificial flowers would come out cheaper than real but after talking with a lot of people this didn't seem to be the case. I have kept the type and style of flowers to a minimum Im not that clued up on the different types so I knew I didn't want to be over faced with ones that I either couldn't pronounce the name of or even knew anything about.

As we are hoping to be married outside and in the summer I finally came to the decision that real flowers would most definitely look better in the end, but this is a matter of opinion so go with what you feel would suit you better.

Examples of some questions you may want to ask your florist!

*Are you available on our chosen date?
 *Can we see some examples of your work?
*Which flowers are in season for the month we get married?
*Does the price include delivery and set up?
*Can you deliver to our chosen venue?
*How much deposit do I have to put down and when is the final balance due?
*We have a budget, which flowers will work best for it?
*How much time will you need the set the flowers up in the venue?

You may not need to ask these questions but just incase the florist don't already talk to you about any of this, bear these questions in mind just incase!! Take a note pad and jot it down!!

Examples of what you may need flowers for!

Brides Bouquet
Bridesmaid Bouquet's
Button Holes
Flowers for venue decor - pillars, bandstands, aisles etc
Table decorations if these include flowers
Flowers if incorporated with the cake

You may not need or want flowers for all of these things, remember it is your day and it comes down to personal choice and lets be honest cost too!!

So thats today's wedding diary catch up, I hope you enjoyed this read.
If your planning a wedding too, how are you getting on with your plans??

Talk soon

X





WEDDING DIARY | FINDING YOUR FLORIST

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Time for another wedding catch up, and yes I know it has been a while since I kept you updated with our plans. If I'm honest with doing all the wedding plans and working full time, I have found it difficult to keep up to date with youtube and my blog, but I have currently got a couple of days off right now so I'm making use of this spare time.

*Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

So a few months ago I got in touch with one of our local florist's and went in with some idea's and pictures as to what were thinking of having for our day. I had looked up a few other local florists but if I'm honest this particular company I know my fiancé has used them for valentines flowers for myself so I know the quality is fantastic and the staff are a brilliant help. 

I would most definitely recommend researching different florists around your local area, or at least local to your wedding venue. get some price quotes together and compare the different companies to see which comes out best for yourselves. 

The staff members from our florist's had shown me some pictures from other weddings they had done with some ideas that I was thinking about, this gave me the opportunity to see how different flowers looked, they me some great advise and have always kept in contact with me informed of different prices.

One tip I can share -   Join a wedding facebook group and read other peoples post, get involved in the discussions and ask questions. Everyone is so kind and helpful on their and you can get some great inspirations from other people. I actually asked about flowers on their, asking for rough prices and what people thought was reasonable/ too much or too little. Everyone on that group really do help if your unsure of anything. I will leave the link to the group I am joined in so that if there are any of you getting married and need some advice you can head over and join. (It is free and you can leave whenever you like)

This one is called wedding items for sale - however it is people selling things, asking for advise, giving out advise, offering inspiration etc.


I debated wether to have artificial flowers but after a few discussions with family, friends and the facebook group, I decided against it because of cost. I thought that artificial flowers would come out cheaper than real but after talking with a lot of people this didn't seem to be the case. I have kept the type and style of flowers to a minimum Im not that clued up on the different types so I knew I didn't want to be over faced with ones that I either couldn't pronounce the name of or even knew anything about.

As we are hoping to be married outside and in the summer I finally came to the decision that real flowers would most definitely look better in the end, but this is a matter of opinion so go with what you feel would suit you better.

Examples of some questions you may want to ask your florist!

*Are you available on our chosen date?
 *Can we see some examples of your work?
*Which flowers are in season for the month we get married?
*Does the price include delivery and set up?
*Can you deliver to our chosen venue?
*How much deposit do I have to put down and when is the final balance due?
*We have a budget, which flowers will work best for it?
*How much time will you need the set the flowers up in the venue?

You may not need to ask these questions but just incase the florist don't already talk to you about any of this, bear these questions in mind just incase!! Take a note pad and jot it down!!

Examples of what you may need flowers for!

Brides Bouquet
Bridesmaid Bouquet's
Button Holes
Flowers for venue decor - pillars, bandstands, aisles etc
Table decorations if these include flowers
Flowers if incorporated with the cake

You may not need or want flowers for all of these things, remember it is your day and it comes down to personal choice and lets be honest cost too!!

So thats today's wedding diary catch up, I hope you enjoyed this read.
If your planning a wedding too, how are you getting on with your plans??

Talk soon

X






Don't you find it so annoying when you run out of some of the most needed essential skincare item, but your in a rush to find something quick.?

Yeah, that happened to me about a month or so ago, I had nipped in to boots on a shopping trip just after Christmas, I was quite happy browsing through all the make up aisle's until my other half started to get little impatient and to be honest a bit fed up as it was coming up towards the end of the day. I had dragged him around a fair few shops, he was getting a little tired (bless him), I was making my way up to the till and it sprung to mind that I had run out of cleanser to remove make up, so as you can guess I pretty much picked up the first thing I saw at a reasonable price.


That brings me to the new Garnier Oil infused cleansing micellar water, which I didn't actually realise  until I got home that it was a newly released product. I will be honest I picked it up because of the price as a lot of skincare items now can be quite pricey, however I managed to get this at £3.99 (Introductory Price). Normally £5.99

I hadn't really taken much notice when picking this up in Boot's as I just knew I needed something to remove my make up and at that point in the day I just picked up whatever was in front of me.

It was when I got back home that I had a proper look at what I had picked up, I have used micellar water's before so I knew that I was great at removing make up. I hadn't tried Oil infused waters though so this is something new for me.

I have to say I love this micellar water, it is really gentle on my skin and eyes, as this is designed for delicate skin & eyes anyway. It removes waterproof make up, cleanses and comforts the skin. There is no need to rinses with water after using this.

I expected this to leave my skin with a greasy finish to my skin after the first time of using this, however this removed my make up from my skin without having to rub harshly and then left my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. There was no greasy or oily finish to the skin, it just left my skin super cleansed.


To use this all you need to do is the shake the bottle to infuse the oil & water together, apply to a cotton pad and simply wipe away the make up from your skin, there is no need to rub the skin as the oil just breaks down the make up. Below I have linked my recent video from youtube where I tried & tested this product!!


So this is my new skincare find, I will definitely be heading back to Boot's to pick this up, If you have sensitive skin this is a product you should definitely try as it gently removes dirt & make up but soothes the skin throughout the whole removal.

Let me know if you have tried this yet and what are your thoughts??

Talk soon

X

SKINCARE FIND | GARNIER OIL INFUSED MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Don't you find it so annoying when you run out of some of the most needed essential skincare item, but your in a rush to find something quick.?

Yeah, that happened to me about a month or so ago, I had nipped in to boots on a shopping trip just after Christmas, I was quite happy browsing through all the make up aisle's until my other half started to get little impatient and to be honest a bit fed up as it was coming up towards the end of the day. I had dragged him around a fair few shops, he was getting a little tired (bless him), I was making my way up to the till and it sprung to mind that I had run out of cleanser to remove make up, so as you can guess I pretty much picked up the first thing I saw at a reasonable price.


That brings me to the new Garnier Oil infused cleansing micellar water, which I didn't actually realise  until I got home that it was a newly released product. I will be honest I picked it up because of the price as a lot of skincare items now can be quite pricey, however I managed to get this at £3.99 (Introductory Price). Normally £5.99

I hadn't really taken much notice when picking this up in Boot's as I just knew I needed something to remove my make up and at that point in the day I just picked up whatever was in front of me.

It was when I got back home that I had a proper look at what I had picked up, I have used micellar water's before so I knew that I was great at removing make up. I hadn't tried Oil infused waters though so this is something new for me.

I have to say I love this micellar water, it is really gentle on my skin and eyes, as this is designed for delicate skin & eyes anyway. It removes waterproof make up, cleanses and comforts the skin. There is no need to rinses with water after using this.

I expected this to leave my skin with a greasy finish to my skin after the first time of using this, however this removed my make up from my skin without having to rub harshly and then left my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. There was no greasy or oily finish to the skin, it just left my skin super cleansed.


To use this all you need to do is the shake the bottle to infuse the oil & water together, apply to a cotton pad and simply wipe away the make up from your skin, there is no need to rub the skin as the oil just breaks down the make up. Below I have linked my recent video from youtube where I tried & tested this product!!


So this is my new skincare find, I will definitely be heading back to Boot's to pick this up, If you have sensitive skin this is a product you should definitely try as it gently removes dirt & make up but soothes the skin throughout the whole removal.

Let me know if you have tried this yet and what are your thoughts??

Talk soon

X



So I know it has been a little while since I last posted about the wedding, but I'm back today as it  is officially new year I thought I would get on top of my one of biggest goals and get cracking with the blog post writing. 

Since I last posted about the wedding, we have started to get a lot of things into place now, it really is beginning to feel real, I mean we are only 6 months away! (6 MONTHS)?? 
The past year has just flown by. 

So one thing we had sorted before the end of 2017 was the wedding bands, this was surprisingly quite  difficult to come to a decision. Obviously your engagement ring is such a important piece to choose for either your partner or if you chose it yourself like me, but the wedding bands have got to be right too as its not going to be leaving your finger. (Hopefully)

For my fiancé he wasn't too fussed about what sort of band he had as long as it was light and thin, so we actually picked his out pretty sharpish, however choosing mine was a whole different story.

Originally I wanted to go back to the jewellers where we picked out my engagement ring in Birmingham, as they had a matching wedding band to my ring,  however after having a think about it my ring is quite unusual and I felt like the band took away the attention from the ring so I was put off by that idea. We decided to head to a few of our local jewellers in Lincoln City and try as many different styles as I could. 

Sharing 1 tip with you would be to definitely try as many bands as you can so you know you have tried all the different styles of bands.

Like I said above I have got an unusual engagement ring ( I love it by the way) but it did make choosing a wedding band quite difficult. A lot of the advisers in the jewellers often pointed out that my ring was beautiful and different so I knew I had a little bit of a challenge. I had a few people advise me from my family that a plain band would be better as it wouldn't take the attention away from my engagement ring, however the look of a plain band on my finger just didn't look right. I still wanted a little bit of sparkle on the band but nothing too heavy. 

I think we had been into about 4 jewellers before we finally reached Goldsmith's where I found the perfect band to match my ring, before finding it though I still tried about 6 rings on. It was actually my fiancé that asked me try this band on, and put together with my ring, they fitted perfectly together. 

Another tip I will share with you is to try and stick to the same material as your engagement ring, if your budget allows. I have a platinum ring so I knew that going for a platinum band would sit better together. For example if you already have a platinum engagement ring and then decide on a white gold wedding band, over time the colour on the white gold band will wear differently. However this is not a definite must, it is just a thought to bear in mind. Something I learnt from an adviser.

If you haven't already seen my engagement ring then I will leave a photo below for you to see, these also include some of the wedding bands I tried in a few jewellers. 







Have you found your wedding bands yet? Or if not what are your thoughts to some of theses?

Talk soon

X

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WEDDING DIARY | CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEDDING BANDS

Monday, 1 January 2018



So I know it has been a little while since I last posted about the wedding, but I'm back today as it  is officially new year I thought I would get on top of my one of biggest goals and get cracking with the blog post writing. 

Since I last posted about the wedding, we have started to get a lot of things into place now, it really is beginning to feel real, I mean we are only 6 months away! (6 MONTHS)?? 
The past year has just flown by. 

So one thing we had sorted before the end of 2017 was the wedding bands, this was surprisingly quite  difficult to come to a decision. Obviously your engagement ring is such a important piece to choose for either your partner or if you chose it yourself like me, but the wedding bands have got to be right too as its not going to be leaving your finger. (Hopefully)

For my fiancé he wasn't too fussed about what sort of band he had as long as it was light and thin, so we actually picked his out pretty sharpish, however choosing mine was a whole different story.

Originally I wanted to go back to the jewellers where we picked out my engagement ring in Birmingham, as they had a matching wedding band to my ring,  however after having a think about it my ring is quite unusual and I felt like the band took away the attention from the ring so I was put off by that idea. We decided to head to a few of our local jewellers in Lincoln City and try as many different styles as I could. 

Sharing 1 tip with you would be to definitely try as many bands as you can so you know you have tried all the different styles of bands.

Like I said above I have got an unusual engagement ring ( I love it by the way) but it did make choosing a wedding band quite difficult. A lot of the advisers in the jewellers often pointed out that my ring was beautiful and different so I knew I had a little bit of a challenge. I had a few people advise me from my family that a plain band would be better as it wouldn't take the attention away from my engagement ring, however the look of a plain band on my finger just didn't look right. I still wanted a little bit of sparkle on the band but nothing too heavy. 

I think we had been into about 4 jewellers before we finally reached Goldsmith's where I found the perfect band to match my ring, before finding it though I still tried about 6 rings on. It was actually my fiancé that asked me try this band on, and put together with my ring, they fitted perfectly together. 

Another tip I will share with you is to try and stick to the same material as your engagement ring, if your budget allows. I have a platinum ring so I knew that going for a platinum band would sit better together. For example if you already have a platinum engagement ring and then decide on a white gold wedding band, over time the colour on the white gold band will wear differently. However this is not a definite must, it is just a thought to bear in mind. Something I learnt from an adviser.

If you haven't already seen my engagement ring then I will leave a photo below for you to see, these also include some of the wedding bands I tried in a few jewellers. 







Have you found your wedding bands yet? Or if not what are your thoughts to some of theses?

Talk soon

X

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I have always wanted to purchase one of the popular Joules coat's ever since since I saw one in a magazine a couple of years ago. It was the top of my wish list!! I instantly fell in love with it when I saw it, I was forever walking into the Joules store to try one on but I could never part with my money to get one, even though I know it would be such a great investment as you use a coat pretty much most days. I was forever buying cheaper coats from Primark (not that Primark isn't great, the quality of their clothing just gets better and better), but when you wear a coat everyday they do get to a point where they start to look very used and unwearable.

About a month ago my fiancé and I were having a walk round a department store and came across Joules and as I always do, I tried a few coats on and had a good look in the mirror, I pondered for a good ten minutes as to whether I should get one, my fiancé saw that look on my face and said he would treat to me one as he knew I really wanted to get it. The colour I always wanted to get was the beautiful yellow with the blue and white stripes on the inside but the more I looked at it on I felt it was washing me out as I'm not the most tanned of skin. I tried the red on and instantly fell in love with it, which I didn't think I would with the red as it isn't a colour I normally go for. 

The red just stands out and really styles an outfit together, and its the perfect colour for winter. I have already had a few compliments on the coat which makes me want to wear it all the time. I'm so glad I have a joules coat added to my collection as it's something I have lusted over for quite a while now.


This is the coast waterproof jacket from the right as rain collection in the beautiful bright red colour. It is a 100% waterproof so brilliant for those Autumn/winter seasons but also for those showery spring months too. It is lovely and warm but breathable so it doesn't feel too heavy to wear. It fits in all the right places which is what I love about this coat. Its perfect!

Match this with some black skinny jeans and some bright wellingtons and your all set to go!! 

The link to the coat is down below so be sure to check out, it is also available in French Navy too.

Joules raincoat

Let me know what coats your lusting over right now? Anything thing you think I should be looking at through these January sales?

Talk soon

X


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RED IS THE COLOUR FOR WINTER | JOULES COAT

Thursday, 28 December 2017


I have always wanted to purchase one of the popular Joules coat's ever since since I saw one in a magazine a couple of years ago. It was the top of my wish list!! I instantly fell in love with it when I saw it, I was forever walking into the Joules store to try one on but I could never part with my money to get one, even though I know it would be such a great investment as you use a coat pretty much most days. I was forever buying cheaper coats from Primark (not that Primark isn't great, the quality of their clothing just gets better and better), but when you wear a coat everyday they do get to a point where they start to look very used and unwearable.

About a month ago my fiancé and I were having a walk round a department store and came across Joules and as I always do, I tried a few coats on and had a good look in the mirror, I pondered for a good ten minutes as to whether I should get one, my fiancé saw that look on my face and said he would treat to me one as he knew I really wanted to get it. The colour I always wanted to get was the beautiful yellow with the blue and white stripes on the inside but the more I looked at it on I felt it was washing me out as I'm not the most tanned of skin. I tried the red on and instantly fell in love with it, which I didn't think I would with the red as it isn't a colour I normally go for. 

The red just stands out and really styles an outfit together, and its the perfect colour for winter. I have already had a few compliments on the coat which makes me want to wear it all the time. I'm so glad I have a joules coat added to my collection as it's something I have lusted over for quite a while now.


This is the coast waterproof jacket from the right as rain collection in the beautiful bright red colour. It is a 100% waterproof so brilliant for those Autumn/winter seasons but also for those showery spring months too. It is lovely and warm but breathable so it doesn't feel too heavy to wear. It fits in all the right places which is what I love about this coat. Its perfect!

Match this with some black skinny jeans and some bright wellingtons and your all set to go!! 

The link to the coat is down below so be sure to check out, it is also available in French Navy too.

Joules raincoat

Let me know what coats your lusting over right now? Anything thing you think I should be looking at through these January sales?

Talk soon

X


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A completely different post today, I am going to talk about a couple of tips to help you shift that bad mood during the day. This is real guy's trust me! 

I will admit that I am one of those girls who can sometimes suffer with waking up in a foul mood and I have no idea where it has come from. Unfortunately it is just one of those things.

It has taken me a hell of a long time to figure out ways of distracting myself from those nasty mood swings, and now that I am starting to find them out I thought it would be a great time to tell you about them especially as we are heading into the those dark nights and winter days. You may not find these to help but they are there to give a try if you want. I am trying my hardest to remember that it is just a bad mood sometimes and that is it and there is no need for me to carry that bad mood throughout the day, because if you think about it, there is nothing worse than letting someone else see you in that way as it could also effect their day too, so I'm learning to just smile and crack on with it.

But if you need a bit of help, then give these little tips a try!!

Talk to someone

This could be anyone; a friend, colleague, partner, parent or even somebody new in your path. When I am at work sometimes I find myself really irritated or frustrated and I just don't know why. I have a couple of people I can go and talk to at work that simply make me laugh and instantly take my mood away or even make me realise that whatever negative thoughts I am thinking, they are just not worth it. Why would I want to ruin a whole day being moody and negative when I can have a great day surrounded by friends and simply enjoying what is around me.

Take 5 and listen to music

Most people have a song that suits their mood, well I know I certainly do but just recently I have created a playlist on Spotify of songs that seem to help me relax and just zone out for a little bit and I honestly feel like this helps. I find that slow piano music helps me out or slow songs from movie soundtracks help. 
Just find a song that you feel your happiest to when listening to and keep that in mind if you feel a bit down in the dumps, it is sure to brighten your mood.

Write it out

This is also a new one for me, but my god has this helped me out. Have a notepad near you, weather that's at work, your bedside table, in the kitchen, in your handbag. Basically anywhere that you want. If your feeling down, angry, irritated whatever your feeling right at that moment write it down in a notepad, and keep it to yourself. You can always rip it up after or keep it that's up to you, but you need a way of releasing that negative energy and I have found this to be a great help to me.

Organise your favourite space in your home

This might sound like an unusual thing to do but again it's another way I find to cheer myself. I have a couple of favourite spaces in my home, those being my dressing room and my bedroom. When I'm feeling like the day isn't working in my favour or just feel pretty crap I find myself getting up and re-organising my dressing room around or having a bit of a declutter. I feel like it helps to clear my head and make a fresh start during the day, and getting rid of any negative energy in that particular space.

Treat yourself

It doesn't have to be expensive at all, but just treating yourself to something new can help lift your spirits a bit. Weather that be a new piece of make up, new item of clothing, something to do with your favourite hobby, something for your house, even your favourite food or drink. It could be anything. We all like to receive presents every now and then so why not go and pick something up for yourself. I love it when I can pick out some new make up or a new item of clothing, it boots my confidence and makes me feel a little happier. It is a simple little trick if you've got a spare bit of cash available.

Walk if off

You've probably heard a lot of people say this is a good way of calming yourself down or a great way of relaxing. I don't do this one very often but sometimes I have had to literally walk away from several things that put me in a foul mood. I have had times where I have slammed the front door and just walked out of the house not knowing where I was going to go, but I ended up just going for a short walk around my village. I have found that putting my headphones in walking to some music just helps clear my mind and calms me down and just take some time away from any issues I might be thinking about.

I could put in a few others but I'm still trying those tips out to see how they work for me, but for now I will leave you with these ideas that I find useful. I hope they help you in some way!!

Let me know if you have any tips too I would love to learn new ways to shift that bad mood!

Talk soon guy's

X


CHANGE YOUR WAYS | GETTING OVER A BAD MOOD

Saturday, 18 November 2017


A completely different post today, I am going to talk about a couple of tips to help you shift that bad mood during the day. This is real guy's trust me! 

I will admit that I am one of those girls who can sometimes suffer with waking up in a foul mood and I have no idea where it has come from. Unfortunately it is just one of those things.

It has taken me a hell of a long time to figure out ways of distracting myself from those nasty mood swings, and now that I am starting to find them out I thought it would be a great time to tell you about them especially as we are heading into the those dark nights and winter days. You may not find these to help but they are there to give a try if you want. I am trying my hardest to remember that it is just a bad mood sometimes and that is it and there is no need for me to carry that bad mood throughout the day, because if you think about it, there is nothing worse than letting someone else see you in that way as it could also effect their day too, so I'm learning to just smile and crack on with it.

But if you need a bit of help, then give these little tips a try!!

Talk to someone

This could be anyone; a friend, colleague, partner, parent or even somebody new in your path. When I am at work sometimes I find myself really irritated or frustrated and I just don't know why. I have a couple of people I can go and talk to at work that simply make me laugh and instantly take my mood away or even make me realise that whatever negative thoughts I am thinking, they are just not worth it. Why would I want to ruin a whole day being moody and negative when I can have a great day surrounded by friends and simply enjoying what is around me.

Take 5 and listen to music

Most people have a song that suits their mood, well I know I certainly do but just recently I have created a playlist on Spotify of songs that seem to help me relax and just zone out for a little bit and I honestly feel like this helps. I find that slow piano music helps me out or slow songs from movie soundtracks help. 
Just find a song that you feel your happiest to when listening to and keep that in mind if you feel a bit down in the dumps, it is sure to brighten your mood.

Write it out

This is also a new one for me, but my god has this helped me out. Have a notepad near you, weather that's at work, your bedside table, in the kitchen, in your handbag. Basically anywhere that you want. If your feeling down, angry, irritated whatever your feeling right at that moment write it down in a notepad, and keep it to yourself. You can always rip it up after or keep it that's up to you, but you need a way of releasing that negative energy and I have found this to be a great help to me.

Organise your favourite space in your home

This might sound like an unusual thing to do but again it's another way I find to cheer myself. I have a couple of favourite spaces in my home, those being my dressing room and my bedroom. When I'm feeling like the day isn't working in my favour or just feel pretty crap I find myself getting up and re-organising my dressing room around or having a bit of a declutter. I feel like it helps to clear my head and make a fresh start during the day, and getting rid of any negative energy in that particular space.

Treat yourself

It doesn't have to be expensive at all, but just treating yourself to something new can help lift your spirits a bit. Weather that be a new piece of make up, new item of clothing, something to do with your favourite hobby, something for your house, even your favourite food or drink. It could be anything. We all like to receive presents every now and then so why not go and pick something up for yourself. I love it when I can pick out some new make up or a new item of clothing, it boots my confidence and makes me feel a little happier. It is a simple little trick if you've got a spare bit of cash available.

Walk if off

You've probably heard a lot of people say this is a good way of calming yourself down or a great way of relaxing. I don't do this one very often but sometimes I have had to literally walk away from several things that put me in a foul mood. I have had times where I have slammed the front door and just walked out of the house not knowing where I was going to go, but I ended up just going for a short walk around my village. I have found that putting my headphones in walking to some music just helps clear my mind and calms me down and just take some time away from any issues I might be thinking about.

I could put in a few others but I'm still trying those tips out to see how they work for me, but for now I will leave you with these ideas that I find useful. I hope they help you in some way!!

Let me know if you have any tips too I would love to learn new ways to shift that bad mood!

Talk soon guy's

X


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