OOTD #13

Today’s OOTD is modelled by Beth. I loveeeee her outfit, I think everything compliments each other really well.

Play Suit – Topshop

Coat – Miss Selfridge

Bag – Calvin Klein

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Sweater Weather Tag

Thank you veeeeery much to the lovely Bapalaya for tagging me to do this post! I had a lot of fun doing this post – you guys should check out her blog it’s fab!

1. Favorite candle scent?

Hmm probably something sweet but not too overpowering. I love Yankee candles – I used to work by a Yankee candle store so every time I was at work I would pop in and have a little browse!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

This is so hard! Erm I love them all, recently I have gotten into the herbal tea life – you can’t beat a bit of green tea with lemon. But my all time favourite would have to be a hot chocolate (made with milk not boiling water) with teeny tiny marshmallows, fresh cream and – hey – why not add a chocolate flake in there too!

3. What’s the best fall memory you have?

Fall usually comes around when it’s the beginning of school/university so I guess my favourite fall memory is that – seeing all my friends again excited (especially at uni with most of my friends living at the other end of the country), everyone in new clothes (and new knit wear fashions) with new stationary ready for the new term/semester/academic year.

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

I am allllll about the dark lipped life. A few of my favourites are Kate Moss 107 and just a simple dark purple from the Topshop’s own range. I love dark lips – day or night really. The only time I would wear eyeliner on top of my eyelid is when I am wearing fake lashes. I tend to go for a more natural look during the day too so I wouldn’t really ever wear winged eyeliner.

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5. Best fragrance for fall?

Probably something fruity and fresh – I loveeee Victoria’s Secret body sprays.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food (or fall food if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving?)

In England we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I guess fall food would be lovely warm homemade meals like pie or homemade soup. So I would probably say that. My grandma makes the best homemade soup!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

Crisp and cold! I live in Yorkshire so it generally is quite cold, rainy and breezy in the fall!

8. Most worn sweater?

I have an old school Ralph Lauren Polo black oversized jumper with an American flag on which I wear a lot. It goes so well with leggings and jeans and is really warm! It was a twice hand me down so is proper cosy!

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9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

Ooh in the fall I prefer a red nail polish with sparkles on top! This ‘Raspberry’ shade by Barry M at £2.99 is perfect!

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Football games definitely! I am going to watch my favourite team Manchester City next weekend wooo! My dad and I always go to football games together and I love it!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

I love skinny jeans for going out tucked into some chunky boots or Uggs but for the days in when it is raining outside and I’m chilling, I prefer leggings!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

To me you either love Uggs or hate them and I must admit I am a huge fan of them (on girls though – I think they look bizarre on men!). My parents bought me some one year for my birthday and I LOVED them – I literally never took them off.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Do ya know I have never ever tried it! I shall have to try some and see if it is indeed worth the hype!

14. Favorite fall TV show?

I am not sure but I loveeee watching Sex and the City at the moment! I’m watching the whole box set in order.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Probably ‘Otto Knows – Million Voices’ as this was my freshers song. So every time September/October comes around I always think of this song!

16. Halloween- Yay or Nay?

YAY. At uni Halloween was amazing in my final year we had a special night out called Mayhem where you paid for a wrist band and could get into 5 different clubs. I remember that night being so much fun.When I was little I used to love Halloween – my mom would take my sister and I trick or treating and we would come back with loads of goodies! Although one year my sister and I were pretty annoyed at one man that gave us an orange instead of sweeties!

17. Fall mornings or evenings?

I love the mornings in the fall. I walk to work everyday and the mornings are perfect – crisp but warm at the same time because of the morning sun.

18. What do you think about Black Friday?

I personally wouldn’t ever buy anything on Black Friday. For me, shopping is a calm, relaxing and therapeutic experience and nothing screams ‘STRESSSSSSSS’ like rushing around red faced, people shoving/elbowing you and panic buying. I wouldn’t even do it online because I’d end up buying stuff I wouldn’t even want or need because it is on sale. I would prefer to pay full price than ruin my calm shopping experience. LOL rant over.

19. One Fall 2015 trend you love?

I can’t pick oneeeee! I am a huge knit wear/big coat lover. I loveeee buying new scarves, hats and gloves and also a new winter coat. I bought a scarf last year from Topshop and it is navy and red patterned (it has reversible patterns on the other side). It is so thick and lovely and warm. So chunky knit wear and winter coats are my fave 2015 fall trend.

20. Favorite type of pie?

I literally cannot even pick one haha everyone knows that pie is my all time favourite food. Probably meat and potato pie for mains and apple pie with custard for dessert!

I would like to nominate anybody and everybody who wants to do this tag! xox

The Hun Obsession

I absolutely love the latest hairstyle that has been coined ‘the hun’. It is basically a half up/half down do, with the half up part being a bun. It is super easy and quick to do! It is perfect if you want your hair to be out of your face but not up altogether. Also it works on all hair types!

How to do ‘the hun’

1- Wash and blow dry your hair. Then brush through to take out any tangles.

2 – Use your index fingers and just above your ears gather your hair until it is in a half ponytail. Secure it with a bobble. It can be as high or low as you want but I tend to have mine so you can see the bobble in the mirror.

3- Then backcomb your ponytail lightly with a comb, this is to give it a bit of volume.

4- Once your ponytail has been backcombed, twist the end of the hair by twirling it around. My hair is quite layered so my shorted layers tend to fall out but that’s okay because it gives it a messier look!

5- Then twist the hair around your bobble into a bun and secure with a clear elastic band (which you can buy super cheap from most drug stores!).

6- Then if needed you can secure the bun down with a few bobby pins. Play around with it to get it to how you want it to look – I prefer it to look messier and bigger. I also tend to pull a few pieces of hair down to make it look messier around my face.

7- Ta daaaah – your ‘hun’ should be complete! Spritz a bit of hairspray on it to keep it in place and there you go!

Here are a few times I have rocked ‘the hun’..

On a hike in Vienna

At a festival 

Fashionista’s Dream Closet

One of the things I tend to hoard is clothes. Every time I step onto my local high street I am drawn into boutiques and big branded stores. ‘I’ll just browse’ are my famous last words, then before you know it I emerge from the shop’s interior armed with colourful bags of latest additions to my ever growing addiction. Sure, I love fashion as much as the next fashion and beauty blogger, but for me, it isn’t about the latest craze, it’s about what makes me look and feel fabulous. Where do I house my expanding collection you might ask? Well I have two rails, two sets of draws and a wardrobe bursting full of fabrics in my bedroom. In future I would love a closet or walk in wardrobe to house my collection.

I am currently re-designing my bedroom since I moved back home permanently from university. Recently I have really taken an interest in interior design. I have mood boards and several inspirations for this. One inspiration was Compass, a real estate platform based in New York. To me, New York reminds me of Sex and the City with Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing closet (I’m talking about the one Mr Big designed for her). Their website has so many gorgeous New York apartments!

One particular inspiration I got from compass was an apartment called ‘The Arthur‘ based in Chelsea, Manhattan.

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Here I envisioned a closet to rival Carrie Bradshaw’s. I would love my perfect closet to be modern – with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Like the one below from Next.

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I would have white shelving and rails to go around the outsides of the walls, with a large mirror in the middle of the room. Similar to this Charlotte Pewter floor mirror also from Next.

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In the middle of the closet would be seating similiar to the one in this couture closet below.

It would be split up into sections such as blazers, jumpers, cardigans, shirts etc. With special shelving dedicated to my shoes (which surprisingly I don’t have many pairs of!). I have found so much inspiration for my mood boards on my room revamp and my dream closet! I will keep you posted with before and after pictures once I have got past the painting phase!

August Favourites ♥

I cannot believe I am doing the August favourites! (Seriously where has this Summer gone?!) I am a few days late in writing it (oops) but I can assure you that I do have a very good reason! I went on a long weekend away to Cumbria which was really lovely and I have been taking personal training sessions which I am really enjoying! Anyway enough of the excuse rambling..without further a do here are my August favourites…

1) MAC Haute and Naughty Lash Waterproof Mascara £19.00

Something I am loving a lot this past month was the MAC Haute and Naughty Lash Waterproof Mascara. This is so good! I bought a Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara before from MAC but it wasn’t the waterproof version so I thought I would try this version and I’m glad I did! It is honestly amazing – my mascara never comes off – like ever. If it’s raining or I’m at the gym it doesn’t so much as budge off my eyelashes. There is a teeny flaw in that it barely comes off even in the shower so I have to use product to remove it all. But as far as waterproof mascaras go this one is fab!

2) VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick £15.50

 VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick

I have ranted and raved about this lipstick in the past and I swear by it. I wear it everyday for work and on nights out. It stays on so well, the colour is gorgeous and as it isn’t a matte based lipstick it is really easy to apply! Plus it is for a good cause too as a portion of the sales go to helping people with AIDS/HIV.

3) Maybelline Dream MATTE mousse foundation £7.69

Every so often I like to change up my foundation and this high street one I love! It isn’t a cream – the only thing I can describe it as is a crumbly paste (which doesn’t sound good at all but I can assure you it is!). This was my first ever foundation and when it runs out I just buy a top up. It isn’t as heavy feeling as my MAC or Dior one. It is quite light on my skin and I just use it for a base really if I have any blemishes and don’t want to do my whole face with liquid foundation. This foundation is definitely better in heat than liquid ones because you don’t go shiny when you wear it. There are so many shades available too I tend to opt for the Honey Beige shade. It’s a good value for money!

4) Solait Self Tan Tinted Lotion (on sale at the moment in Superdrug for £3.45!)

This is definitely a favourite of mine. I don’t tan often at all but when I do this is my go-to lotion. It is subtle (the more layers you apply the less subtle/more tanned you become). It doesn’t make you go orange at all – people think I have gone abroad when I wear this! Plus it is such a great value for money usually it is about £7.99.

My Beauty Wish List

Going to the gym more often my hands tend to get rough  (where the bar rubs against them) so I am definitely going to buy some Soap and Glory Hand Food! I absolutely love the scent and the packaging!