Beauty Must Haves To Take You Into 2016!

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There is no better time to revamp your make up and cosmetic collection than now as we head into the new year. Reinvent your look for 2016 with these beauty must haves... some are even on sale!

Featuring: MAC, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Stila, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, bareMinerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, Benefit, Tarte, NARS, Yves Saint Laurent, Too Faced and more...



New Years Eve Dresses 2015

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There is no better excuse to bring out your best sequin number that's been hiding in the back of your wardrobe than New Years Eve. It's the day that anyone and everyone wants to look their best whether they're hitting up a New Years party with friends, going out to the club or are going to an outdoor firework display. As I'm truly obsessed with any excuse to look at fashion, I've gathered some of the best New Years Eve party pieces and put them all in one place for you! Thank me later.



Women's fashion | Sequins and trousers.:

 


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Black Friday Deals 2015

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It's that one day of the year everyone goes a little bit crazy when it comes to shopping. It's Black Friday!

If you're wondering what kind of deals are going on right now, look no further.

JOHN LEWIS have a variety of money off deals and are even price matching other stores prices. Theres deals include the Apple iPad Mini 16GB at £189 instead of £219 (I may or may not have bought one....) as well as having offers on beauty, homeware, clothing. Beauty discounts include brands like Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, Benefit and more.

TOPSHOP have up to 50% off selected lines, online an in store too!

URBAN OUTFITTERS have up to 50% off EVERYTHING! *exclusions apply. This is on both clothing & home items.

NEW LOOK also have up to 50% off selected lines

ANTHROPOLOGIE have 20% off each and every one of their items!

ASOS have 20% off your purchase with the code 'CYBER'

RIVER ISLAND have 20% off starting at 11am until 3pm (today 27/11 UK time) if you use the code 'BFRIDAY15'

LOOKFANTASTIC have 20% off your order with the code LFBLACK

MISS SELFRIDGE have a 50% Black Friday sale

UGG have 20% off

BOUX AVENUE have 20% off their lingerie, nightwear and swimwear

HOUSE OF CB have a 20% off sale

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Christmas Party Dresses 2015

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It's that time of the year again when party season hits us all. From nights out with friends to those long awaited office-dos. Take a look at some of the most stylish Christmas party dresses of 2015 that are available on the high street. Whether you're after an LBD or an all over sequin number, there's sure to be something that will catch your eye.

Take a look:



And don't forget, if you're still doing some Christmas shopping I have a gift guide page, here!

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Christmas Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Fillers For Her

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Stocking Fillers are those little treats that make Christmas Day extra special. From small jewellery gifts to Taylor Swift and Sherlock Holmes colouring books, there's sure to be something to suit every personality! They even make great small gifts for your friends or could be bought for the stranger in your office that you've been stuck with for your Secret Santa this year.



I also have a Christmas beauty gift guide, check it out here! :)


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Christmas Gift Guide 2015: Beauty Gifts For Her

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This year I've created a series of Christmas gift guides as the Christmas season is upon us!



This guide is specifically for beauty gifts for the woman in your life, perhaps it's your girlfriend, sister, mum or just your bestie! If you want to have a look at the other guides I have linked them all on this page here.

Tip: If you hover over the item you like and click the '+' icon, it will take you exactly to the online site available for you to check out the price and buy the item on the site. Alternatively, I will also post the links under each picture! :)

LFW

London Fashion Week SS16 Days 1 & 2 Round Up

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Days 1 & 2 - 18th September - 19th September 2015

We've seen New York, now the fashion month continues in London before hitting Paris & Milan.
If you haven't had chance to catch up on the first two days of London Fashion Week, here's what you missed:

Day 1 | 18th September 2015

Angel Chen Spring/Summer 2016

 
 
(Photos by Chris Yates)
This collection is definitely unique with a touch of cray cray. It reflects Chens eccentric character and showcases her love for bold prints bright colours. It reflects the quirkiness of fashion in todays society.

If you're feeling inspired by the bold colours, metallics and daring prints then have a look at what's on offer on the high street below:


 Jamie Wei Huang Spring/Summer 2016
 
 
(Photos by Simon Armstrong)

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New York Fashion Week SS16 Favourite Looks

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As New York Fashion Week comes to an end, I thought I would round up my favourite looks from the runway showcasing the hottest Spring/Summer 2016 collections!

Kate Spade Spring/Summer 2016

 
(Photos by George Chinsee)
For me, this collection screamed flower power and shouted Spring all over the place. It's super cute and girly with an array of different floral prints. Not only that but there were 30,000 flowers in tow, not only for presentation but the guests were able to take bunches of hydrangeas away too! Deborah Lloyd, chief creative officer, said that she was "inspired by the freshness of Spring" to create this collection. 

I also love Kate Spade accessories available at Selfridges - check them out below:


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BACK TO SCHOOL: What to wear to College or Sixth Form in the Autumn

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The last thing you want when you're back at school, college or sixth form is to turn up and be greeted by this look as soon as you walk through the doors because you literally threw on the first thing you saw in your wardrobe:

"Oh my god, Is she really wearing that, that's like... so last season!"

Of course, in a perfect world we could wear anything we want to college and not care whatsoever but sadly there are lots of b*tches who are judgemental over our everyday outfit choices.

Here are few items you could add to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe for this school season if you're not as lucky as I was and don't get to wear a uniform everyday!

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Payday treats under £50 | August 2015

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It's that time of the month again that we've all been waiting for, pay day! Go wild and treat yourself with 25 of my picks of all the goodies that are available from under £50.



Summer Bedroom Decor Ideas & Night Time Sleep Essentials

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Recently, I've been watching way too many YouTubers like Gabby Lindley, Zoe Sugg & Niomi Smart and I've become a bit of a homeware geek - despite the fact that I live with my parents and the only room I can freely play around with is my own bedroom! So, I thought I'd inspire you with some Summer bedroom decor ideas and essentials to keep you fresh and cool in the summer heat. After all, you don't want to be cooped up in a dark and dreary room when the sun is shining through your window.

My top tip is to keep your room cool and lightweight, from your whole colour scheme to your bedding and other decorative bits and pieces. Calm coastal colours like these whites and light turquoise shades will keep your bedroom stylish but give the relaxed and beachy vibe that will leave you waking up in the morning wanting to hit the beach.
According to a Travelodge study people with blue bedrooms tend to get the best rest and wake up feeling happy and positive too!


The last thing you want is to jump into bed at night covered in heavy, hot and sweaty bedding. A nice light set of cool and crisp sheets are key to help you get a dreamy nights summer sleep. I recently stumbled upon Parachute, a bedding company, who deliver premium quality bedding at an accessible price so that you can get luxury in the comfort of your own home! One of my favourite sets is their Venice Set in Percale, it looks super soft and comforting and is just the perfect simple bedding set to keep your bedroom looking chic. For decor, add a cute little succulent plant to give your room an Instagram worthy aesthetic! Oh, and for every Venice set purchased, Parachute will donate a life-saving malaria net to Nothing But Nets!



There's nothing worse than the being too cold with the covers off situation and being to hot with them on, so on those particularly hot summer nights (which I don't get a lot of since the sun in England right now is pretty non existent) I will always keep my window open to keep the room nice and airy, then if I'm still too hot I'll pop my bedside fan on.

To add to the relaxing aura you want to create in your room, a quick spritz of the Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang room fragrance creates the perfect calming scent. If you didn't know, ylang-ylang is a tree valued for it's aromatic qualities and it's thought to calm the heart and nerves!

If you want to go all out on your decor and need a bit more inspiration, Pinterest is always a good place to start)! If you want to follow me you can, here.

 


To wind down at night time, it's always a good idea to snuggle up in bed and watch a bit of Netflix. Gossip Girl will forever and always be my favourite series, obviously not just because of Ed Westwicks charm and dreamy face. I actually got hooked on it last Summer and ever since I finished it in Winter last year I've missed it every day. Is that sad?

No night time routine is complete without a beauty essential, for me it's the 'Say Yes to Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment' for combination skin. I occasionally pop it on before bed, after a shower, or sometimes in the morning and it leaves my skin feeling as soft as a baby's bum and doesn't bring me up in millions of spots like some other products do!

Finally, it wouldn't right if I didn't include a night time read. I have to admit, I'm not a huge book fan and I'm more of an autobiography girl. The last book I read was Tanya Burrs 'Love Tanya', filled with little snippets of her childhood, her love story, beauty tips and yummy treats. Although, one book I'm wanting to purchase is The Mindfulness Journal, which is full of little exercises that can make your day easier - perfect for me seeing as I'm becoming a little bit of a stress head lately!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Anthropologie

15 Of The Coolest House & Home Items You Can Buy From Anthropologie

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If I had it my way (and if I actually had the budget), I would have my whole house decorated with items from Anthropologie.




I mean, who doesn't want to be inspired to 'make it happen' when you're sipping your cup of Yorkshire Tea in the morning?



I didn't know there were such things as high end coasters but I think that if there were awards for the prettiest coasters then these would definitely come up tops. 



An urban out take on the classic map of London, giving you a definitive guide on the trendiest hot spots to visit and eat out at in the city.



Because who doesn't want a giant zebra head hanging off their wall??? (FYI totally not a real zebra)



I feel like if Beyonce had a room in her home dedicated to herself it would be covered in this queen bee printed wallpaper. At least she'd be able to afford the £70 a roll price tag...



Although if you did buy this bookshelf, I don't think you'd be able to afford the rent on your house.



Nope, I definitely can't afford this either with its £4,498 price tag. That's almost $7000 to you in the US.




I feel like I'd buy this just because I've probably seen it in one of Zoella's homeware hauls...



£10.99 for a book that will tell me what foods I should be eating to get my skin glowing? I'll have some of that. 



Apparently it illuminates when you put it underwater. If that's not enough to make you want to try it out then I don't know what is.



Not so great if you can't tell the time without looking at the numbers, but it looks pretty on a wall so who really cares.




Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom book is basically a cute grown up adult colouring book. Colouring is meant to help as a stress reliever and helps calm you too!



"Anthropologie has such nice plates" Yeah, but if I buy their plates I won't have enough money left for the food that goes on them.




A helpful writing map for anyone who is a struggling but budding writer.



Does it look to anyone else like if you sat on it, it would be really uncomfortable like sitting on a big rock hard lump of wood or is it just me?

Shop the rest of what Anthropologie has to offer here.



food

The Best Vegan/Vegetarian Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

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If it wasn't for these healthy headed food bloggers I'd be the vegetarian who simply just eats pasta and salad bowls for dinner for the rest of their life. These are just some of my favourite vegan and vegetarian Instagram accounts that I can always rely on to inspire me to eat healthily!

1. Ohsheglows
Angela Liddon's account is the equivalent of heaven for those who follow a plant based diet. Her recipes are not only meat free and dairy free, most of them are soy and gluten free and free of processed foods. Vegan delight! Not only does she share what she cooks, she actually has her own cook book 'The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes to Glow From the Inside Out' which is an Amazon #1 best seller




See more @ohsheglows
Follower count: 240k

2. Olivehummer
Olivehummer, aka Siri Barje is a food fanatic based in Stockholm. Just one look at her food posts can make you drool! She's a pescatarian who shares snippets of her plant based but seafood filled diet. From scrumptious sides of salmon for breakfast to birthday sushi!



See more @oliverhummer
Follower count: 29k