MY BEACH DAY ESSENTIALS
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I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as the Summer starts I have an overwhelming urge to head to the BEACH! Luckily for me, I’ve already had the chance to spend a couple of weeks by the ocean, but now that I’m back home in London, I’ve been suffering with a serious case of beach FOMO. I spent some time in the sand when I went back home to Canada (watch the vlog here!) and I was also grateful to spend some time by the ocean in the US over the 4th of July celebrations. Since then, I’ve become a bit of a pro at packing my beach bag with everything I could ever need, so I thought it would be fun to show you what I can’t live without for a day by the sea.
Of course I can’t head to the beach without a bottle of sunscreen, and for me the *Shiseido Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion (SPF50+) is the one that makes the cut. What I love about this stuff is that it never feels heavy or sticky on my skin; it’s a dream to apply and soaks in pretty much instantly! Alongside the sunscreen, I’ll always pop a face mist in the bottom of my bag. This *MV Organics Rose Hydrating Mist gives my skin a boost of extra hydration, helps to lock in moisture and feels super refreshing on a hot, sunny day. It’s also packed with rose petal scent so it smells incredible!
It’s easy to forget that lips are vulnerable to sun damage too, so I always make sure to have one of the *Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Sticks in my beach bag. What’s great about this is that it’s nourishing, soothing and has SPF15 within the formula. I’ll apply this whenever my lips feel like they need some extra hydration. To keep the sun out of my eyes (and hide my tangled beach hair!) I’ve been reaching for my favourite *Outdoor Voices ‘Doing Things’ Hat pretty much everyday this Summer! It’s super comfortable and I just love that simple design. You’re going to see me wearing this A LOT over the next few months…
Speaking of Outdoor Voices, *this super cute pink bikini has been my go-to over the past few weeks. I tend to go for the more sporty style swimwear pieces, and this bikini fits the bill. I love love LOVE the different shades of pink and the way this baby fits makes me feel comfortable and and confident! I also love the way my favourite *BKR water bottle matches perfectly (IKR, it’s the little things!). For haircare I always make sure to pack my bottle of the *Ouai Wave Spray with me to the beach. Just a couple of spritz’ keeps my beachy waves under control and gives me that surfy vibe. My *mini Wet Brush also makes sure to keep any tangles at bay.
I don’t tend to wear any makeup to the beach, but if I do happen to pop a little summin’ summin’ on, I’ll usually just stick to the basics. My favourite *It Cosmetics CC Cream has been a constant in my beach bag this Summer. The formula is super buildable so you can really achieve the level of coverage that you want. It also gives me a gorgeous, glowing finish and feels super lightweight and comfortable. I like to apply mine with a damp *Beauty Blender and just work it onto the areas of my skin that need it rather than covering my whole face.
After adding a little base, I’ll usually tie things together with a sweep of mascara and some colour on my lips. My go-to mascara for this Summer HAS to be the *Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara. You guys know I’m already a huge fan of the regular *Monsieur Big, so when I discovered that they had a waterproof version…I was shook! I did soooo much swimming back in Canada and this stuff never failed me. My lashes stayed perfect all day and didn’t crumble or run whatsoever. Amazing! For lips I’ve been obsessed with the Revlon Balm Stains. This one in the shade ‘Just Bitten’ is a dream and was my go-to during the 4th of July celebrations in NYC.
Make sure you watch the video down below if you want to hear more about my beach day essentials! Leave me a comment and let me know what you couldn’t live without in your beach bag. I’ll keep it in mind for my next Summer trip! Now get me back to the ocean…
*Shiseido Expert Sun Protection
*Elizabeth Arden Lip Protection Stick
I won't head out in the sun without this!
*Outdoor Voices 'Doing Things Cap'
I live in this!
No more knots
IT COSMETICS CC CREAM
*I can't stop fangirling over this cc cream
*Ouai Wave Spray
*BKR Water Bottle
*MV Organics Rose Hydrating Mist
*Revlon Balm Stain
So smooth to apply!
*Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
No more panda eyes!
NEW IN FROM WOLF CIRCUS
Some of you guys might remember a post I put together back in the Summer about one of my favourite independent jewellery brands, Wolf Circus. Wolf Circus know I’m a huuuuuge huge fan of their stuff and were kind enough to send me some pieces from their stunning collection to love and wear (*squeals*) so I just had to pick up my camera and show you what they sent. Although I’m a loyal fangirl of bigger brands like Missoma and Daisy London jewellery, there’s something about supporting the smaller, lesser known brands of the world that I love! Wolf Circus is my go-to destination for beautiful, unique pieces with a twist and I’m super excited to start integrating these new accessories into my wardrobe.
I’ve been having a bit of a thing for earrings lately so when I saw that Wolf Circus had kindly gifted me these STUNNERS I got all heart eyed. I recently got a new piercing (I think it’s called a rook piercing?) so playing around with different studs is something that I’ve been really enjoying doing. Wolf Circus sent me the beautiful ‘Franca’ earrings (the twisty ones! No wonder they’re sold out) as well as an ‘Oval Chain’ pair. I absolutely love the way that both of these earrings look with my usual everyday studs (and my new Maria Tash sleeper!) I feel like these Wolf Circus earrings really epitomise what this brand is all about; totally unique and super cool designs!
For bracelets I usually stick to wearing just my favourite Daisy London ‘Chakra’ bracelet, but now I have this beauty in my collection I feel totally inspired to start wearing more bling on my wrists! This gorgeous piece is the ‘Maggie’ bracelet and I absolutely ADORE it! Sadly it’s sold out but here’s a similar one! This is such a dainty piece but I feel like the unusual chain gives it a bit of an edge. It’s super simple but packs a punch at the same time. Love it!
I’m the kind of person that feels naked if I leave the house without my rings on and I’ve loved collecting rings ever since I can remember! I’ve been on the hunt for a signet style ring so when Wolf Circus included this beauty in my gift box I couldn’t believe my luck! This is the ‘Femme’ ring and I think it’s actually one of my favourite rings I own now! Much like the ‘Maggie’ bracelet, this ring is such a classic shape, but the intricate detailing gives it a unique edge. I’m excited to wear this with my favourite shirt from Paloma Wool which is also covered in naked ladies!
Last but certainly by no means least is this stunning pearl necklace which you might have already seen if you follow me on Insta! This is the ‘Pearl Lariat’ necklace and what I love about this is that magical freshwater pearl at the end of the chain. I’ve been super into layering necklaces lately but I feel like this one has to be worn on its own because of its sheer beauty! I’m excited to wear this over funky t-shirts and sweaters but I also think this would look absolutely beautiful with a really deep v-neck top (like > this one < maybe?) I feel like every single piece of Wolf Circus jewellery is super versatile; they’re great at adding something special (but not too ‘in your face’) to a casual, everyday outfit, but they’re also really amazing pieces wear to an event or a party. Whenever I wear my Wolf Circus ‘Art Deco’ studs someone ALWAYS asks me where I got them! Definitely check out Wolf Circus if you’re a fan of super unique, great quality jewellery. Let me know what your favourite piece is in the comments! P.S. Thank you SO much Wolf Circus for sending me these beautiful goodies to add to my collection, I adore them!
SHOP THE POST!
Dainty but cool
Pearl Lariat Necklace
It's all in the details
Oval Chain Earrings
These are so unique!
NEW YEARS EVE OUTFIT INSPO
As most of you know, I’m not all that much of a party girl. Aslan and I have never been the type of couple to head out on New Years Eve and dance the night away with our pals…I’ve always been much more of a ‘snuggle up on the sofa and watch tv’ kinda person, but that might be all about to change! Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t made any official plans to partaaaaaay on the big NYE, but after scrolling through my fave online shopping destinations (&OtherStories, Topshop, ASOS!) I suddenly feel SO inspired to get all dressed up and welcome 2018 in style. &OtherStories have had me literally (ok not literally) drooling over their stunning selection of dresses and party wear, and it was > this dress < that got me all excited to jump on my laptop and piece together some of my favourite outfit ideas for a New Year bash! Aslan and I haven’t decided what we’re going to do this year, but anything that gives me an excuse to treat myself to a beautiful dress or cute pair of boots is good with me!
1. GORGEOUS HAMZA NECKLACE | 2. CUTE METALLIC DRESS | 3. HIGHLIGHT AND BRONZE PALETTE | 4. CREAM EYESHADOW | 5. LANCÔME GRANDIOSE EXTREME MASCARA | 6. SHEER SOCKS | 7. CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK ‘SHANGHAI NIGHTS’ | 8. LASH CURLERS | 9. LANCÔME BROW GEL | 10. REPLICA ‘JAZZ CLUB’ PERFUME | 11. STUNNING MINI SHOULDER BAG | 12. NARS LUMINOUS FOUNDATION | 13. LANCÔME CONCEALER | 14. LANCÔME KHOL DUO | 15. GLITTER SOCK BOOTS | 16. STACKED RINGS | 17. HOOP EARINGS | 18. GOLD BANGLE | 19. BADASS LEATHER JACKET
1. GYPSY WATER ROLL ON PERFUME | 2. YSL CUSHION FOUNDATION | 3. EYELET DETAIL ANKLE BOOTS | 4. GUCCI CARDHOLDER | 5. EMBELLISHED TASSLE BAG | 6. TOM FORD EYESHADOW QUAD | 7. GLITTER MESH SKIRT | 8. HANDBAG-SIZE SETTING POWDER | 9. CUTE FRILLY SHIRT | 10. RED TASSLE EARRINGS | 11. FERN BRACELET | 12. PLECTRUM RING | 13. MIDI RING | 14. MR BIG MASCARA | 15. LANCÔME CONTOUR PALETTE | 16. ARROW CHOKER | 17. ‘KISS ME CHERIE’ MATTE SHAKER | 18. SHEER SOCKS | 19. OUAI TEXTURISING SPRAY | 20. SEXY SILKY TROUSERS
1. STAR RING | 2. SUPER COOL BLAZER | 3. STATEMENT EARRINGS | 4. CLASSIC MOM JEANS | 5. GOLD CHOKER | 6. SHEER SHIRT | 7. JEWELLED RING | 8. HOURGLASS DIFFUSED LIGHT POWDER | 9. HOURGLASS BLUSH | 10. HOURGLASS BRONZE | 11. STUDDED BELT | 12. MOON BRACELET | 13. MARC JACOBS SHADOW | 14. GIORGIO ARMANI PERFUME | 15. BOBBI BROWN ‘ESPRESSO’ LINER | 16. BLACK STILETTOS | 17. HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID LIP | 18. YSL LEATHER CLUTCH
1. FUZZY RED CLUTCH | 2. ROLL ON TOM FORD ‘BLACK ORCHID’ PERFUME | 3. TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID | 4. NARS SOFT MATTE CONCEALER | 5. CUTE POPPY PRINT DRESS | 6. NAILS INC ‘SNOWGLOBE’ | 7. NAILS INC ‘SLOANE MEWS’ | 8. GORGEOUS WALLET | 9. BLINK BROW BAR BROW KIT | 10. BADASS OVER KNEE BOOTS | 11. CUTE BAKER BOY HAT | 12. ASOS STAR NECKLACE | 13. RMS LIVING LUMINIZER | 14. ASOS STUDS | 15. OLIVER BONAS STACKED RING | 16. GHD CLASSIC WAVE CURLING IRON | 17. MANSUR GAVRIEL BAG | 18. CHARLOTTE TILBURY ‘INSTANT LOOK IN 5’ PALETTE | 19. ‘LOVE BITE’ LIPSTICK | 20. MINI FUJIFILM INSTAX | 21. FENTY BEAUTY FOUNDATION
I hope you guys found this helpful! Do leave me a comment and let me know what you’ll be up to this New Years Eve. I’m pretty sure I say this every year but I cannot believe that this year is *almost* over! It’s crazy right? 2017 has been INCREDIBLE (and that’s largely down to you guys reading this!) and I’m super excited to see what 2018 has in store. Have a good one lovely people!
THESE ARE MY FAVE PICKS!
Glittery Sock Boots
I need these in my life
Cute with a half updo
Gorgeous Metallic Dress
Isn't this so stunning?
Cute Baker Boy Hat
I am loving this trend
Beautiful Embellished Bag
SO into these micro bags lately
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017
I don’t know about you guys but for me, there’s something about finding THE perfect gift for someone that feels SO satisfying. Although I usually leave it to the very last minute (and I NEVER know what to get anyone!), Christmas shopping for the friends and fam is something I actually really enjoy doing…usually from the comfort of my own sofa mind you. You guys seemed to love my Christmas gift guide posts last year so I decided to put one together for 2017 too. I’ve put TONS (and I mean tons) of ideas together for you guys and since it’s Cyber Weekend (as I write this) I’ve also included a huuuuuuge list of sales and discount codes down at the bottom of this post so you can get your Christmas shopping done for less this year! P.S. Stay tuned to the end to see my Christmas Gift Guide video where I mentioned loads and loads of different stuff! Put the kettle on, let’s get Christmas shopping SORTED!
FOR THE FREQUENT FLYER!
1. ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS’ | 2. TRAVELLERS TRIVIA GAME | 3. PIXI SUN MIST | 4. WORLD SCRATCH MAP | 5. TRAVEL SIZE CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR | 6. INVISIBOBBLES | 7. MINI FRESH ROSE FACE MASK | 8. STELLA MCCARTNEY X ADIDAS WEEKENDER BACKPACK | 9. GHD TRAVEL HAIR DRYER | 10. TANGLE TEEZER | 11. CASHMERE EYE MASK | 12. NEW BALANCE ‘FLEXONIC’ SNEAKERS | 13. HAY TRAVEL PILLOW | 14. ALPHABET WASH BAG
FOR THE BEAUTY ADDICT!
1. LANCOME HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE | 2. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY KIT | 3. DIPTYQUE PERFUME DISCOVERY KIT | 4. LANCOME TEINT IDOL CUSHION FOUNDATION | 5. PIXI ‘BEST OF BRIGHT’ SET | 6. PAT MCGRATH ILLUMINATOR KIT | 7. NARS ‘THE MULTIPLE’ | 8. FRINGED WALL MIRROR | 9. BRUSH CLEANSING PALETTE | 10. LAURA MERCIER STICK EYE COLOUR COLLECTION | 11. AESOP HAND BALM | 12. ‘LOOKING GOOD’ POSTER | 13. PIXI ROSE CAVIAR SERUM | 14. LIPSTICK SCENTED CANDLE (!!) | 15. FRESH SUGAR SWEETIES SET | 16. BY TERRY BAUME DE ROSE KIT
FOR THE STYLE KING!
1. ‘NEVER GIVE UP’ RING | 2. ‘BE BRAVE’ RING | 3. PANASONIC WET/DRY SHAVER | 4. HORN-EFFECT TAIL COMB | 5. CASIO WATCH | 6. ADIDAS TREFOIL ‘DAD CAP’ | 7. LE LABO PERFUME DISCOVERY SET | 8. PAI ‘CAMELIA & ROSE’ GENTLE HYDRATING CLEANSER | 9. UCON ACROBATICS BACKPACK | 10. COMMON PROJECTS CARD HOLDER | 11. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO SLING BAG | 12. LE LABO HAIR STYLING CONCRETE | 13. ADIDAS EQT SUPPORT SNEAKERS | 14. THIS WORKS DREAM TEAM SLEEP DUO | 15. LE LABO SHOWER GEL
FOR THE STYLE QUEEN!
1. INTERSTELLAR NECKLACE | 2. MARC JACOBS ‘DEW DROPS’ HIGHLIGHTER | 3. ADIDAS BY STELLA ULTRA BOOSTS | 4. SHOOTING STAR EARRINGS | 5. ‘DAY SLEEPER’ TEE | 6. NARS LIQUID BLUSH | 7. CANDY STRIPE SOCKS | 8. BABY PINK SOCKS | 9. BLACK STRIPE SOCKS | 10. TRIANGLE STUDS | 11. CASIO WATCH | 12. SEQUIN GALAXY BAG | 13. RODIN ‘WINKS’ LIPSTICK | 14. RODIN ‘SO MOD’ | 15. RODIN ‘TOUGH TOMATO’ | 16. RODIN ‘RED HEDY’ | 17. YELLOW BEANIE | 18. HAIR TIES | 19. DAISY LONDON BRACELET | 20. PEACH LENS SUNGLASSES | 21. AMAZING GALAXY BOOTS
FOR THE HOME BODY!
1. FLUFFY SLIPPERS | 2. ‘SNOW LEOPARD’ FURRY ROBE | 3. CUTE FAIRY LIGHTS | 4. HEAT UP HUGGABLE SLOTH (OMG!) | 5. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP BATH SOAK | 6. FRESH LEMON SUGARBATH CUBES | 7. FRESH SEABERRY EXFOLIATING SOAP | 8. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP OIL | 9. COZY BLANKET | 10. HYGGE HOME DIFFUSER | 11. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY SET | 12. GREEN CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 13. PINK CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 14. SNUGGLY CUSHION
FOR THE HEALTH & FITNESS GURU!
1. NEAT NUTRITION MULTIVITAMINS & MINERALS | 2. NIKE INTERNATIONALIST JERSEY TEE | 3. MIO DRY BODY BRUSH | 4. ‘BED OF NAILS’ ACUPRESSURE PILLOW | 5. MOON JUICE ‘POWER DUST’ | 6. ADIDAS PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA | 7. INVISIBOBBLES | 8. YOGA MAT | 9. NIKE FREE RUN SNEAKERS | 10. ‘THE BEAUTY CHEF’ BOOK | 11. MIO LIQUID YOGA SPRAY | 12. MIO ‘CLEAN SLATE’ WORKOUT WIPES | 13. FJALLRAVEN MINI BACKPACK
FOR THE LUXE LOVER!
1. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 2. CUTE MOON NECKLACE | 3. COSMIC STAR BRACELET | 4. STARLIGHT STUD EARRINGS | 5. SILVER COMMON PROJECTS | 6. BELLA FREUD SWEATER | 7. MONICA VINADER RINGS | 8. B&O WIRELESS SPEAKER | 9. SLEEPER PYJAMA SET | 10. FORNASETTI CANDLE | 11. MARBLE SUNGLASSES | 12. HOURGLASS ‘AMBIENT LIGHT’ PALETTE | 13. FOREO LUNA 2 | 14. TOM FORD CREAM & POWDER SHADOW | 15. BY TERRY COMPACT | 16. BY TERRY DAY CREAM | 17. LE LABO ‘THE NOIR’ | 18. CULT GAIA BAG | 19. SARAH CHAPMAN OVERNIGHT EDIT | 20. MY FAVOURITE HEADPHONES
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
Most Cyber Weekend deals end at midnight tonight (27/11/17) so make the most of the discounts while you can!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
MY FAVE PICKS!
FOR MY MOM!
Fun for Christmas Day!
Lipstick scented candle? YES PLS
I just know he would love this
That man is fragrance mad
Come to mama
BLACK FRIDAY HAUL & WISHLIST
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again but Black Friday and Cyber Weekend are officially HERE and that means bargains..bargains…BARGAINS! I thought that this weekend would give me the perfect opportunity to show you some pieces that I’ve picked up recently as well as give you a sneak peek at some of the things I’m hoping to pick up on SALE this Cyber Weekend. A LOT of the things that I’ve mentioned in my video and in this post will be discounted so I made a big list of some of the best sales as well as some discount codes that you might need down below. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch a MASSIVE Black Friday Haul! I went a lil overboard with the shopping lately…in the mean time, here’s a HUGE list of discount codes for you guys!
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
FOR WINTER WALKS
A good quality coat and a cosy pair of snow boots are the FIRST items on my winter wishlist every single year. I spotted this beautiful padded jacket the other day and now I just cannot get it out of my head! I feel like it’s the right mix of practical and stylish, am I right? I’ve also got my eyes on this gorgeous pair of suede snow boots. I’m not sure if they look hardy enough to cope with a Canadian winter (I’m a loyal Sorel girl), but they sure do look like the kind of thing I’d love to throw on for a brisk morning walk with Reggie. P.S. I didn’t think I’d be such a fan of the Nike Air Max 97 trend but I actually think I might be coming around to them…this metallic pair do look kinda cool paired with the black mom jeans and cute fuzzy bag.
1. PADDED JACKET | 2. SUEDE SNOW BOOTS | 3. CLARINS HAND & NAIL CREAM | 4. ‘ACTUALLY I CAN’ COZY SWEATER | 5. NIKE AIR MAX 97’S | 6. FUZZY GLOVES | 7. BITE BEAUTY LIPSTICK ‘SPICED PLUM’ | 8. FAUX SHEARLING BUCKET BAG | 9. MOM JEANS | 10. FRESH CARAMEL LIP BALM | 11. SNUGGLY SNOOD | 12. L’OCCITANE ALMOND DISCOVERY KIT | 13. CUTE BOBBLE HAT | 14. MARC JACOBS SHADOW PALETTE
FOR WEEKDAY MEETINGS
Firstly I just need to take a minute to mention how IN LOVE I am with those faux snakeskin black boots up the top there…how beautiful are those!? A cool pair of leather ankle boots (with a lil bit of a heel) are one of my favourite things to wear in the winter time. I feel like they really help to amp up an otherwise casual outfit (plus you can also wear super snuggly socks underneath and no one will ever know!) My go-to ‘smart’ winter outfit is pretty much exactly what you see right here…cute boots, comfy trousers, a funky jumper and a tailored coat. I’m not really much of a burgundy girl but something about that mohair coat and the cute little bucket bag is giving me all the burgundy cravings. Also, I NEED that notebook in my life lol.
1. FENTY BEAUTY TRIO STIX SET | 2. SNAKESKIN BOOTS | 3. CUTE BUCKET BAG | 4. COZY LEATHER GLOVES | 5. OLIVIA BURTON WATCH | 6. SMART TAILORED COAT | 7. CHECKED TROUSERS | 8. FUNKY JUMPER | 9. AMAZING SLOGAN NOTEBOOK | 10. ADORABLE PEARL BERET | 11. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 12. TANGLE TEEZER | 13. NAILS INC FESTIVE POLISHES | 14. DIPTYQUE ‘EAU ROSE’ EAU DE TOILETTE | 15. MY DAISY LONDON CHAKRA BRACELET | 16. DAISY LONDON CHAKRA EARRINGS | 17. WOOLY SCARF | 18. BY TERRY CLICK STICK CONCEALER
FOR WEEKEND ADVENTURES
As you can see I’m tooootally into the colour red lately so I was immediately drawn to the bold red puffer jacket as soon as I saw it! I’m already visualising this with a pair of funky jeans (like these two tone ones) a slogan tee (how cool is this Eternal Youth one!?!) and some comfy new balance (I love the way these sneakers would pick out the red of the jacket). I’m also loving mixing colours so I’m swooning over that neon pink beanie and the beautiful turquoise maxi scarf.
1. PINK BEANIE HAT | 2. HOURGLASS LIQUID LIPSTICK | 3. NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS | 4. RED CORD CHAKRA BRACELET | 5. SNUGGLY SCARF | 6. ETERNAL YOUTH TEE | 7. CONTRAST JEANS | 8. LOTUS FLOWER EARRINGS | 9. RED PUFFER JACKET | 10. GUERLAIN GOLD PEARLS OF POWDER | 11. STEVE MADDEN PATENT BOOTS | 12. POLAROID 600 INSTANT CAMERA | 13. MANSUR GAVRIEL PATENT BUCKET BAG | 14. NARS X MAN RAY PALETTE | 15. TOM FORD ‘VELVET ORCHID
FOR LAZY SUNDAYS
Lazy Sundays are my FAVOURITE kinda Sundays. Even though my pyjama collection is literally overflowing I’m always on the lookout for cute new comfies to add to my stash. Anyone remember THE duvet robe from last year’s Christmas Gift Guide video? Well…I’m sorry to say I haven’t managed to find anything quite as incredible as that, but I did stumble upon this super soft robe. I’m not usually a lover of fleecy stuff, but this robe looks soooo wonderfully soft that I might just have to make an exception and add this to my wardrobe! (It also has a hood!! Serious robe points…) Another ASOS gem that I found is this pair of faux fur slippers. These look EXACTLY like my amazing Ozlana slippers but they’re literally a fraction of the price…amaaaazing. I just want to slip my feet straight into these bad boys and never take them off! Can it just be Sunday already?
1. HOODED FLEECY ROBE | 2. OUAI ‘MORNING AFTER’ KIT | 3. STARRY SWEATER | 4. FRESH VITAMIN NECTAR MASK | 5. ‘YOU GUAC MY WORLD’ PJ SET | 6. OSKIA MASSAGE CANDLE | 7. PAI BRIGHTENING EXFOLIATOR | 8. SILK SLEEP MASK | 9. HERBIVORE COCONUT BODY POLISH | 10. HERBIVORE MOONFRUIT NIGHT TREATMENT | 11. NUXE MULTI-USE OIL | 12. CUTE MUG | 13. AVOCADO HAND MASK | 14. FUZZY SLIPPERS | 15. DEEP SLEEP KIT | 16. SUNNY SOCKS
I hope you guys enjoyed getting a sneak peek into my winter wishlist! Don’t forget that a lot of the pieces that I’ve mentioned will be on sale over Black Friday and Cyber Weekend so if anything is taking your fancy now is the time to grab a bargain. If you want to see what fashion, beauty and lifestyle goodies I’ve picked up recently then definitely make sure you watch my Black Friday Haul down below! All of the links to the pieces I’ve mentioned will be linked in the description box below along with any discount codes. Leave me a comment and let me know what you picked up over the weekend!
MY FAVE PICS FROM MY WINTER WISHLIST:
Snuggly Borg Gloves
A winter morning must have!
New Balance 996 Sneakers
Comfy, casual, COOL
Red Puffer Jacket
That red though
Yellow Pom Pom Beanie
So into yellow lately
Super Cute Notebook
I need this in my life guys
BEAUTY FAVOURITES | AUTUMN LOVES
I can’t believe we’re almost half way through November guys! Kinda scary right? It’s been a while since I filmed a favourites video and since I’ve found myself falling in love with so many exciting products (and things) this month, I thought I’d sit down and tell you a bit more about them. What have you been loving lately? Leave me a comment and tell me down below! P.s. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch the full video!
You guys know I’m OBSESSED with pretty much every Fresh product in existence so it was a no brainer that I was going to end up falling in love with the Fresh ‘Instant Glow’ Luminizer. What’s great about this stuff is that you can use it a ton of different ways. On days when I cba to wear any make up I love wearing a super thin layer of the product on it’s own, but my favourite way to wear this luminizer is over the top of my foundation. All I do is squeeze a tiny piece of product into my hand and kinda warm it up between my finger tips before lightly patting it straight onto my skin. This luminizer is amazing at giving your skin a natural looking all-over radiance. LOVE!
How stunning is this rose blush by Milani? I have mine in the shade ‘Romantic Rose’ which works perfectly with my skin tone. A light dusting of this blush on the apples of my cheeks gives me a really gorgeous ‘English Rose’ pop of colour. There’s something really satisfying about swirling my brush into this stunner.
As soon as I saw this book I knew I HAD to have it, I think it was a mix of the pop of vibrant yellow on the cover and the fact that I’m obsessed with scandi style that got me all heart eyed. This book is great because it’s really informative and INSANELY inspiring. It gives you tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe (something I seriously need to do!), mix and match patterns and create a scandi-style that works just right for you. This is one of those coffee table books that I can’t stop staring at. If you know someone who’s scandi-obsessed this would make a great Christmas gift!
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried this new fragrance by Glossier. For some reason I kinda thought that this perfume would smell super sweet and sickly but it’s actually a really grown up scent and one that I’ve been spritzing non stop ever since I got it! It reminds me of Escentric Molecules (the perfume that smells different on everyone) because it doesn’t really have a scent that I can pin point, it just smells like ‘me’ but better (hence why it’s called ‘You’). It’s kinda creamy, musky and warm. Don’t be fooled by the baby pink bottle, this stuff is super sophisticated!
If you’re a fan of my book posts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Rupi Kuar. Like her book ‘Milk & Honey’, ‘The Sun & Her Flowers’ is a collection of beautiful short poems and quotes. I’ve been picking this up every now and then and I absolutely love it. There’s something about the way that Rupi writes that makes me feel so empowered and alive. If you’re a poetry fan you’re going to relish this one!
As you can probably tell from the almost-empty bottle, I’ve been really enjoying using the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I have super sensitive, dry skin and this serum does a great job at locking in a layer of moisture that lasts all day. It’s also amazing at reducing the appearance of dark spots and giving your skin a gorgeous, dewy glow. Another product that I’ve *almost* used up is the Schmidt’s ‘Charcoal & Magnesium Natural Deodorant’. I feel like Schmidts are one of the only natural deodorant brands that I’ve tried that actually works. Don’t be alarmed by the dark product inside the bottle, it doesn’t look that colour when you apply it to your underarms! This stuff smells super clean and I can always rely on a dab or two of this to keep me feeling funky fresh.
For haircare I’ve been enjoying using a teeny weeny scoop of the Ouai Matte Pomade to give my tresses some serious VA VA VOOM baby. I only use the smallest amount of product but it gives my hair a sexy ‘bed head’ look and helps to make my style last all day. Unlike some hair styling stuff, this Ouai Matte Pomade doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy or feeling heavy, it’s super lightweight and gives me a natural-looking ‘oomph’. Great for those of you with shorter hair like mine.
The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Look in 5’ Palette is a product in my makeup drawer that I’ve found myself falling in love with over the past few weeks. You know I’m all about quick, easy, no-stress makeup so this palette is great because it really does have *pretty much* everything you need in one place. I have mine in the shade ‘Beauty Glow’ and I just adore that highlight mixed with that bronze. I feel like this is great for everyday but also makes a night time look feel super special.
It’s no secret that I’m a little bit of a fangirl when it comes to the Surratt Lipsliques and lately I’ve been reaching for one in the shade ‘Ladybug’ A LOT. What I love about the Lipsliques is that they’re super juicy and feel so comfortable on the lips. These have a sheer to medium finish so they’re right up my street. ‘Ladybug’ is a beautiful orange-toned red that I wore pretty much everyday that we were in Cambodia. Such a beautiful colour!
This month I was actually lucky enough to be a guest editor in one of my all time favourite magazines ‘Darling’! I wrote a little piece all about my top 10 tips to combat stress. Darling is a magazine all about strong, inspiring women, so I’m so thrilled to be a part of this issue. Pick up a copy here!
If you’re looking for a super easy, stress-free highlighter then the Lancome ‘Click & Glow’ Liquid Highlighter is a product that you NEED to try! This highlight looks absolutely beautiful on the skin because it gives a gorgeous, natural-looking finish. I have mine in the shade ‘Lumieres D’or’ which is kinda like an apricot shade. This stuff is stunn-ING!
I’ve been fangirling over Clé De Peau beauty products for as LONG as I can remember and when we were on the way back from Cambodia I finally caved and picked up a few pieces from the airport. One of the stand out products for me is this stick concealer. It’s definitely one of the more pricey pieces in my makeup wardrobe, but I kinda feel like it’s totally worth it. Unlike a lot of stick concealers, this stuff feels incredibly creamy and is super easy to blend. It’s great for under the eyes and also does a fab job at concealing any blemishes. This really met all my expectations and I’m excited to try more stuff from Clé De Peau.
I’m sure most of you have guessed by now that I couldn’t make a favourites without mentioning the amazing Reggie X Wild At Heart Foundation sweater. As a lot of you know I recently teamed up with this very special charity to create a sweater with my BEAUTIFUL SON printed on the front! The sweater is £50 and every single penny of the profits go straight towards the charity and their goals. If you want to read more about it make sure you go and check out the post that I put together all about this collab. Check it out here! BIG THANK YOU to every single one of you who has purchased yourself or a loved one a sweater so far. It means the absolute world to me, the Wild at Heart team and of course all the doggies in the world who need our help and love. Speaking of Reggie, how adorable does he look in my bright red scarf? I’ve been completely obsessed with this scarf ever since I got it! This one if quite pricey but I found a dupe that is pretty much identical > here <. Loving this pop of colour lately! P.s. I’m literally lolling at Aslan’s crocs and socks combo. What a statement!
*Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
I'm actually OBSESSEDDDDD
Milani Powder Blush
Isn't this absolutely beautiful?
'Dress Scandinavian' Book
Scandi style is LIFE
Surprisingly grown up
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
My new fave mask by Fresh!
*Ouai Hair Pomade
Style it up
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Gorgeous, radiant skin!
Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look' Beauty Glow Palette
Everything you need in one!
Surratt Lipslique 'Ladybug'
I think this is my favourite shade in the lipsliques
Lancome Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter Pen
Super duper easy to use
The other week while I was clearing out my wardrobe I noticed that I was missing something. I’ve got a lot of sweaters, a lot of t-shirts and a few silky cami tops, but one thing I didn’t really have to hand was a couple of easy-to-style blouses. I feel like blouses are SUCH a great piece to have in your wardrobe because they’re super easy to dress up or down. They’re the kind of piece that you can throw on with your comfiest jeans or your fave denim skirt and the whole combo becomes more of an ‘outfit’ (if that makes any sense). Over the last couple of weeks I’ve picked up a handful of blouses from the high street and I feel like they’ve really added something chic to my wardrobe and they’ve also encouraged me to spend a little more time planning out my outfits for the week. Inspired by my blouse ‘revelation’ I thought I’d start a mini ‘Style Spotlight’ series on my blog where I focus on a different item of clothing each week. Today I’m kicking things off with BLOUSES!
Until I started piecing this post together I didn’t realise I had such a *thing* for neck ties! I just think this trend is super sophisticated and always looks really chic. I love love LOVE this poppy print cropped blouse with the cute little flared cuffs. I feel like this would look super cute with some leather pants or some high waisted black jeans and a pair of badass boots. I’m also obsessing over that cute little embroidered blouse that I found on ASOS. I think this one has quite a boho vibe about it and I’m totally into that right now. Cuuuute!
I picked up a couple of simple blouses while on my mission and I’m SO glad I did because I feel like they’re so so handy to have. I love the first forest green one because it’s such a classic shape. I like to button mine up to *almost* the top and just have a cute little gold choker peeking out from underneath the collar. I also think these are great to wear unbuttoned over something like a sexy cami tucked into some trousers. The gold detailing on number 4 is super cute and adds something a bit different to an otherwise basic piece.
Statement blouses are great to have in your wardrobe because they make ‘dressing up’ super easy. I have a couple of super structured, statement blouses in my collection now and I think they’re great for those days when you want to look more ‘put together’ without making any effort. I am OBSESSED with this zip up red blouse (this was one of the blouses I actually picked up the other week) not only because it’s my current fave colour (loving that vibrant red) but also because it’s the kind of thing you can throw on, tuck into your jeans and go go GO! I love how this is kinda a mix of sportswear-meets-smartwear. I also picked up the short sleeve white blouse which I’m crazy about. What you can’t see from this pic is that it actually has slits in the sleeves. I like that little detail, it just adds something a bit special!
I hope you guys enjoyed this little post. Let me know if you would like to see more of this kind of thing from me. Maybe I could do a Style Spotlight on coats next time? Let me know what you think and leave me a comment down below!
Forest Green Silk Shirt
Structured Gathered Waist Top
Love this with denim
Sexy Poppy Print Blouse
Tie Neck Embroidered Blouse
Super duper cute, right?
Zip Up Red Blouse
New favourite piece in my wardrobe
OCTOBER INSTAGRAM OUTFITS
A SLICE OF PARADISE
A few weekends ago Aslan and I spent the weekend exploring sunny Santorini and we had the most amazing time! Santorini is 100% one of the most beautiful places I’ve EVER visited and it was absolutely lovely to be able to spend a couple of days soaking up the glorious weather. This is one of my favourite outfits from the trip, although I actually had to change right after taking this photo because it was waaaaayyy to windy to wear a dress with a slit that high (pretty sure everyone at the hotel saw my bum lol!) This dress is by a brand called Rixo London (you might remember that I wore > this < amazing Rixo number to the Glamour Awards) and I absolutely adore it! This dress is made out of the softest, silkiest material EVER and I luuurrve the beautiful orange-red colour, I feel like it really suits my pale skin tone! On this occasion I decided to accessorise the dress with my favourite bamboo bag by Cult Gaia and a classic pair of nude sandals. Of course I finished the look off with a pair of statement gold earrings from the new Lucy Williams X Missoma collection which I’m obsessed with. I really wish it hadn’t been so windy that night because I absolutely adore this dress! I guess I’ll just have to find another occasion to wear it to! P.s. If you want to see what we got up to in Santorini then click > here < to watch my vlog and > here < to watch Aslan’s!
Some of you might have noticed that I’ve become a liiiitttle bit (ok a LOT) obsessed with a brand called Paloma Wool recently because I literally cannot stop wearing their stuff! I wore this cute wrap-around ‘Flipa’ top on our last day in Santorini and I WISH London wasn’t absolutely freezing right now because I want to wear this every day! I actually have a pink version and a green version of this top (told you I was obsessed) but I decided to go for this one because I loved the way the blush colour looked with my super vibrant bubblegum pink Gucci Marmont bag! I decided to keep the rest of my outfit casual with a pair of my comfiest distressed denim jeans by Frame and these amazing rope sandals by a brand called ‘Nomadic State of Mind’. You guys know I feel most ‘me’ when I’m wearing a simple jeans and top combo so I’ll definitely be reaching for these pieces again next summer.
BACK TO REALITY
Another Paloma Wool piece that I’ve been obsessed with is this beautiful embroidered linen shirt dress. I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with an item of clothing UNTIL I saw this baby staring back at me from my computer screen (lol!) What I love about this shirt dress is that it has these super cute embroidered female nudes and snakes all over it – super cute right? I’ve been really enjoying pairing this with some high waisted jeans underneath for extra warmth (in particular my Levis ‘wedgie’ jeans), but I’m also looking forward to wearing this in the summer with bare legs! I decided to stick with the all-white look and accessorised with a pair of Mansur Gavriel sling backs and my favourite Celine ‘belt’ bag. Also, can we take a minute to appreciate these amazing Celine ‘edge’ sunglasses? I think they’re the most badass looking sunnies I’ve EVER seen. They’re the ultimate ‘don’t talk to me’ sunglasses and I absolutely LOVE them!
I’ve never really been all that into the colour red but lately I’ve been enjoying adding a vibrant pop of colour to an otherwise monochrome outfit. I picked up this red sweater the other week and I’ve pretty much been wearing it non-stop ever since! I really like the way this sweater looks when it’s tucked into a pair of simple black trousers and these cuffed tailored joggers from ASOS are just the ticket. Here in London it’s *just about* warm enough to get away without wearing socks so I decided to make the most of the autumnal weather and slip on my trusty pair of Gucci ‘horsebit’ loafers. These loafers are pretty pricey but I always think it’s worth spending a little bit extra on a pair of shoes as these babies are going to last me years and years (they’re also so timeless that I feel like they will never go out of style!) I can’t find the link to the necklace that Aslan bought me but I did find this gorgeous gold one on the Missoma site. I’ve always been into wearing shorter chains but I love the way the gold looks against the red of my jumper. I’m such a summer baby but I have to say I’m enjoying playing around with my autumn wardrobe again!
Lately I’ve been love love LOVING this super cute ‘cool gang’ sweater by Sandro. In the colder months I’m all about wearing snuggly layers and I like to make sure that I have a few of those ‘easy to throw on’ statement sweaters that totally amp up an everyday casual outfit. This ‘cool gang’ one is sooooo soft and *just about* thin enough to tuck into a pair of trousers without feeling too bulky or bundled up. A classic, oversized leather jacket is my go-to for chilly autumn days like this. My jacket is by Acne and I can’t find the link for you guys but I did stumble upon > this < one on the Topshop site which looks pretty much identical! I also recently picked up this cute pair of patent leather boots by Whistles. I love these because they’re great at making an outfit look dressier but the heel is small enough to make them super duper comfortable and easy for everyday. Love them!
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
A couple of weeks back I was whisked away on a once in a lifetime trip with one of my all time favourite skincare brands, Fresh, and I had the most incredible time! I had never been to Cambodia before and I was soon excited to spend a few days exploring what the beautiful country had to offer. If you want to see what I got up to while we were out there definitely make sure you head over to my channel to watch my vlog and catch up on the blog post which I packed full with some of the photos that I snapped while we were out there, it was a truly magical trip. Before I left London I made it my mission to pick up a couple of summery bits from &OtherStories including this basic t-shirt dress which kept me nice and cool in the hot, humid air. I have a bit of an obsession with baskets at the moment (oops) so before the trip I also ordered this stunning round basket bag from Wood Grey to keep all my essentials in. I swear this looks like the most impractical bag ever but it was actually the perfect size to stuff all my necessities into.
AMONG THE LOTUS FLOWERS
The first day full of the Fresh trip was probably my fave as we got to spend the day SURROUNDED by lotus flowers. Since I knew we were going to be out in the sun all day I wanted to make sure I covered up my bod as much as I could (I burn WAY too easily lol) so I popped on a pair of super comfy trousers (these ones are by Citizens of Humanity) and a cute little white t-shirt. I picked up this basket bag at the market that morning so I can’t link you guys to this exact one but I did find a couple of basket-style beach bags on the ASOS site (like this one) which are just as adorable. Feeling the hand-woven vibe I decided to throw on my pair of rope sandals by Nomadic State of Mind as well as a sun hat for good measure. This was the best day everrrrrr!
MOST WORN THIS MONTH!
Classic Gucci Loafers
An autumn staple
Lucy Williams x Missoma Gilded Fan Earrings
Make a statement
Cute Red Sweater
Don't look at me
Missoma Gold Necklace
REGGIE LALONDE X WILD AT HEART FOUNDATION
This week was especially exciting for me (and Reggie!) because I finally got to reveal something that I’ve been working on with ‘Wild At Heart Foundation’. Wild At Heart Foundation are a charity who help animals all over the world and they’re an organisation that I’ve been following and supporting for quite some time. Wild At Heart fund and support animal welfare projects all over the world but one of their main aims is to reduce the world’s population of 600 million stray dogs. Most of you will know by now that I’m incredibly passionate about animals (especially doggo’s!) so when Wild At Heart agreed to let me work with them on a special project I jumped at the chance. The charity work super hard to read their goal and they do this by rescuing and re-homing dogs, as well as neutering and providing educational programmes to children and adults around the world. Wild At Heart Foundation are a small charity with BIG dreams and I’m so happy to be involved in something that will ultimately support the hard-working team and their mission to help animals all over the world.
One of the ways that the Wild At Heart Foundation raise money is through their beautiful collection of hand-printed sweatshirts which are literally the cuuuuutest things I’ve ever seen! Over the past few months I’ve been working closely with Wild At Heart and artist Simeon Farrar from Black Score to product our very own REGGIE sweatshirt and I’m so so SO excited to share it with you! I absolutely love Simeon’s illustration of Reggie because I feel like it really captures his personality and it was super special to see the drawing come to life on the sweater. The sweatshirts are quite expensive at £50 but that’s because they’re made from top quality, fair-trade and organic material. Not only that but every SINGLE PENNY goes straight to the charity. This sweater is one of the softest, snuggliest things in my wardrobe right now and I wish I never had to take it off! Click > here < to get yours! The sweaters come in sizes S, M, L and XL and can be shipped INTERNATIONALLY!
A few weeks back I actually went along to visit Simeon’s studio with Nadine who is the co-founder of Wild At Heart and I also brought Aslan along to capture the special day on camera. While we were there Nadine talked us through a little bit more about the work that the charity do and how the money from the sweaters helps to fund their important projects. Definitely make sure you head over to my channel if you want to learn about Wild At Heart and see me hand screen print the first ever REGGIE SWEATER! I really hope you guys love the sweater just as much as I do. Wild At Heart are such a special charity and I’m really honoured to be a part of this project. Don’t forget that you don’t have to buy the Reggie sweater to get involved in helping the charity, you can donate as much or as little as you like via their website. In this case, every penny really does help! If you do decide to buy the sweater I would LOVE for you guys to send me photos of you wearing it. Head to the Wild At Heart Foundation website for more details and watch the video to learn more! This is officially my favourite item of clothing EVER! Reggie, I love you!
GET THE LOOK!
Classic Camel Coat
Love this Topshop one
Silver Common Projects
I'm a proud Mom!
Snuggly Bobble Hat
A must for autumn walks
Topshop Ripped Jeans
LUCY WILLIAMS X MISSOMA 'THE ROMAN COLLECTION'
I’m pretty sure most of you will have heard of my good friend Lucy Williams from her blog ‘Fashion Me Now’. Lucy is literally a STYLE QUEEN and I find myself swooning over her Instagram every single time she posts a pic. Last year Lucy released her very own jewellery collection with one of my favourite jewellery brands, Missoma. To this day, the pieces from her previous collection are some of the most worn pieces in my own jewellery stash and they’re the kind of accessories that I know I’ll still be wearing in years to come. This year, Lucy has been working on a brand new collection of Roman inspired pieces with a modern day twist. Of course when I heard that Lucy was collaborating with Missoma on another project I just knew that the jewellery was going to be super stunning and I was totally right. Here are a couple of my favourite pieces!
Lucy and Missoma were kind enough to send me a couple of pieces from the new collection and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened up the packaging. THIS STUFF IS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL IRL!! I was lucky enough to receive one of the beautiful apollo medallion necklaces along with a pair of show stopping gilded fan earrings. I pretty much wear one of the original Lucy Williams X Missoma necklaces every day so I was super excited when I saw this stunning medallion staring back at me from inside the box. What I love about all of Lucy’s necklaces is that they’re super easy to layer up and look great when you mix loads of different length chains into one look. I’m really excited to pair this baby with my Lucy Williams X Missoma Mini Fang Choker from her previous collection. Also how beaut does that gold look against my bright red sweater? Love that combo!
Lately I’ve been obsessed with statement earrings and this gilded fan pair have got me all heart-eyed. I love love LOVE wearing a pair of show-stopping earrings in my lobes but I hate the feeling of heavy jewellery weighing me down. What I love about these babies is that they’re really lightweight and easy to wear but they still make a BIG statement. I really want to get loads more ear piercings but since I just got my rook pierced I’ve got my eye on one of the cute mini ear cuffs from the collection. The cuffs are soooo beautiful and fuel my cravings without having to go through the process of getting it pierced!
Thank you so much to Lucy and Missoma for sending me this gorgeous jewellery to love and wear! These are the kind of accessories that I just know I’m going to be rocking for years and years to come. They’re beautiful, timeless pieces with a modern twist and I’m so happy to have them in my jewellery collection. Let me know in the comments what your fave piece from the collection is!
Lucy Williams x Missoma Coin Chandelier Earrings
Edgy take on a classic shape
Lucy Williams x Missoma Apollo Medallion Necklace
Layer it up!
Lucy Williams x Missoma Octagon Coin Bracelet
Lucy Williams x Missoma Tiny Orb Ring
Lucy Williams x Missoma Gilded Fan Earrings
Make a statement