Sunday, 13 April 2014

Palm trees and pastel stars

Dress-  c/o Rare London
Jacket, Bag and Boots- Primark
I am too annoyed for words tonight. It involves a brand new Samsung phone that doesn't work and a  3 1/2 hour battle with Phones4U (We didn't win)
Hopefully this dress will do all of the talking.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Daisy Daisy

Jacket- Debenhams
Shirt, Bag, Shoes & Necklace- Primark
Jeans- F&F
I am in desperate need of some more basics in my wardrobe. After another clear out the other day I am now left with 2 pairs of jeans so I apologise if you are getting sick of seeing the same ones over and over on the blog. My leather jacket is also getting really shabby and needs replacing!! 
On that note.....last week I was lucky enough to win £300 in Topshop vouchers from Etail Pr so I am extremely excited to go shopping and treat myself. I might even book into the personal shopping experience as Toppers somewhat overwhelms me!
I was enabled by the lovely Amy from The Little Magpie to buy this GORGEOUS bag from Primark. The colour is stunning and like nothing I own, it was also only £6.  

Monday, 7 April 2014

How to blog whilst working full time

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Sometimes I find myself getting my knickers in a twist about there not being enough hours in the day. I work full time but I have a constant itch to blog every day as I love it so much. After blogging for almost 2 years now I think I finally have the right balance between my job and my passion so I thought I would share with you some secrets:
1. Do it because you want to not because you have to. You shouldn't feel pressured to write posts (unless you are collaborating with a brand and have agreed a deadline). For most people their blog is their hobby so it really shouldn't feel like hard work.
2. Dedicate one morning or afternoon a week to take pictures in bulk. As I work 9-5 Monday to Friday, I use Sunday as my blog day. After an hour or two of intense photographing I then reward myself by lighting a candle and reading some of my favourite blogs. I may also have to cook tea for my BF in return for dragging him out to take outfit photos!!!!
3. Take your camera everywhere. You never know when a blog post opportunity may pop up.
4. If you like to blog about fashion (like me) but struggle to take outfit photos, why not dabble in a bit of beauty or lifestyle blogging. Your readers may love hearing about your new red lipstick or the amazing restaurant you went to at the weekend.
5. Always have a notebook handy. I quite often get blog post ideas whilst sat at my desk having lunch!
6. Don't get caught up in a blogging bubble and forget about friends, partners or family. Make sure to spend time with those who are important to you as they are often the most inspiring.

7. Rather than worrying about getting as many posts as you can published a week, concentrate your time on fewer posts with better content.
What are your tips for blogging whilst working full time?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

TK Maxx Decor Ware Candle- White Peach

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Just another candle to add to my ridiculously large collection!
My boyfriend was very sneaky and kindly bought me this one from TK Maxx after seeing me getting high on it's peachy fumes in the candle isle. It's the only section in there you will find me in, the rest of the shop reminds me of a horrible jumble sale.
I have never heard of D├ęcor Ware but I believe it's an American brand. This 3 wick candle was only £8 and I couldn't be more in love with the packaging, I already have plans to use it as jewellery storage when it has all burnt down. The scent is incredible, imagine sticking your nose in a bag of peach rings and that's what you get.
I have found some amazing candles in TK Maxx over the years, it just proves you don't need to spend obscene amounts of money to get something luxurious.....(looking at you Jo Malone)!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Primark PS Love Nail Polish

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I am just going to lay this right out on the table. When it comes to quality, these PS love polishes are pants but I can let it slide as the colours are SO lovely and for a pound each I am not expecting miracles.
With a good quality top coat I am sure these would be absolutely fine but without the polish only lasted a day or 2 on my nails before chipping. The brush is also a bit large and sprouty but nothing a bit of patience and a steady hand can't fix. The polish is actually really glossy which is nice and the above pics were taken after only 2 coats.
I am straight down the middle with the Primark PS Love polishes....have you tried them? What did you think?