Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Take a Peek Inside July's Nailbox

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July Nailbox - c/o Nailbox

Nail polish lovers, this is certainly one for you. Years ago, before I discovered beauty blogs and makeup in general really, I was a total nail polish junkie. All of my money went on buying every colour I could, and I often sported more than one colour at a time - which is ironic really, as I can be one for nibbling my nails.

Anyhow, I've never really been one for these beauty boxes, until I was introduced to Nailbox. It's a monthly subscription box that contains a different selection of nail polishes each month. Now for me, I tend to stick with what I know with skincare and makeup, but with nails I think it's fun to try out new brands - making this concept perfect for me. 

And this box certainly hasn't disappointed. Once I first opened the box, I noticed the Nails Inc polish in Colville Mews and let out an audible gasp - I mean, isn't that just most ideal everyday shade? Nails Inc Gel Effect polishes are one of my favourite formulas (and that's coming from someone who has hundreds of nail polishes from different brands!) so I was incredibly happy with this and it's been on my nails almost every day since. Now there's no point spending ages painting your nails if you're not going to treat them with a top coat too - so I was very excited to see Seche Vite featured in this month's box, I've been meaning to try it for years but had never got around to picking it up.

Another favourite formula of mine is Essie, so this again was a lovely surprise. The shade is called Roarrrrange (how cute?!) and it's a bright orange, perfect for the summer months when the sun decides to make an appearance. Admittedly it's a colour I probably wouldn't choose myself, but it's something a little different for my collection and I'll definitely be giving it a go. And finally this month's box also contained a Tanya Burr nail polish in Mischief Managed. I never really jumped onto this bandwagon when the blogosphere went mad over the products, but I'm quite looking forward to trying this one out - it's a true red shade that I'm sure will get a lot of wear.


Anyone else love Nailbox? What are your favourite nail polishes?

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Band of Gypsies

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Outfit Details: Dress - Topshop, Hat - H&M, Bag - New Look, Shoes - Forever 21
Sunglasses - Primark

Flared sleeves have sort of been my thing this season. So when I spotted this incredible dress in the Topshop sale many moons ago around April time, I had to snap it up! Albeit it's certainly no dress to wear with tights, but it's certainly one of my go-tos this summer. I'm not normally the biggest floral print wearer, but there's something about this dainty print that had me at hello - and that button down feature, we all know how I'm a little bit obsessed. 

Keeping with the 70s theme, I thought I'd wear this hat that seems to be glued to my head at the minute paired with these Primark circular sunnies that haven't been getting as much wear as they deserve. And also this bag, which was kindly gifted to me by the lovely Helen. With suede, leather and fringing, is it possible to fall in love with a bag? Because it may have just happened, lemme tell ya *heart-eye emoji*.

In other news, I've sort of neglected this little blog of mine in recent weeks (and even took 5 days out from social media - I know right?!) but I've just been super crazy busy working on the website I'm launching in mid-August. I'm sure I'll be doing a full post giving you all the low-down once it launches, but for now there's a whole lot of manic article-writing, photograph taking and email sending going on. It's going to be a website that targets those in the creative industry - whether that be stylists, photographers, MUAs, bloggers, small business owners, the list goes on. I'm still looking for contributors (or creative folk who would like to be featured!), so if you're interested, please feel free to get in touch:!

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Blenheim Palace

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Outfit Details: Dress - Primark, Hat - H&M, Sunglasses - Primark, Shoes - Primark, Bag - H&M

Just a short post from me today, as I'm slightly overwhelmed with university work (fun times!) but I couldn't not post these outfits shots I took whilst away in the Cotswolds a few weeks ago. When I was growing up, most weekends my parents would take me and my brother along to various stately homes, gardens and castles - so I have a real love for exploring the grounds of new places. So only being an hours drive from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on our little holiday, we decided to make the journey over as it was a place none of us had visited. Unfortunately we were unable to get any real photographs of the palace itself - as there was vans and staging everywhere because of some upcoming concerts there. However, the grounds were completely wonderful and I couldn't help but take a few photographs of my outfit that day. Oh and I've included a few photographs from the butterfly house there - I could've easily stayed in there in awe at the butterflies gliding around all day!

The outfit itself is quite 70s inspired, as in most of my wardrobe these days. I picked up this dress in the Primark sale (yes, sale) for a fiver a few months back and it's quickly become one of my favourites. From it's print, to the pussybow detailing and the most flattering fit ever - it's pretty much perfect. Paired with this oversized floppy hat and real suede tassled bag I both found in H&M sale, I love how this outfit ties together nicely. I've been trying to avoid the sales this season, being on a spending ban and all that - but sometimes you just have to make exceptions! And of course I couldn't help but wear my upmost favourite accessory of the summer - these mirrored Primark sunnies. Now I'm still not entirely sure they suit me, but they're fun and that's what fashion is all about, right?

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