26 September 2015

Winter Glow

Who doesn't crave a winter glow? Now that summer has officially ended we start to dread the weather ahead, with cold harsh winds and temperatures dropping, this is when we go to all measures to get that sun-kissed glow back.

Obviously eating healthy, exercising and getting your beauty sleep will result in the perfect skin, well we hope. But if all else fails I believe a good face mask can do the job too. Face masks are designed for all sorts of skin concerns, from hydrating your skin, tightening pores or brightening up your complexion. It removes impurities and leaves you feeling refreshed, and in my opinion a facial mask is the best quick fix for the skin.

For the last 6 months now I have been using the brand GLAMGLOW.  This has made a huge difference to my skin. A friend of mine had been using this brand and she suggested I try the Supermud clearing treatment (which was voted the winner by Instyle magazine best beauty buy 2015) and after a few weeks of using it, I fell in love with it and had noticed a difference. It wasn't until I had been using it for at least 3-4 months my skin started to improve in appearance. This mask is great for people who have problem skin and blemishes, it leaves your skin clean and radiant.

I have now switched to the GlamGlow youthmud tinglexfoliate treatment, (which was voted the best face mask by Elle magazine). This leaves your skin with an amazing glow which is meant to last for 3 days, plus it leaves your skin soft and smooth. It is also a joint exfoliator, so when washing the mask off you use the mask to exfoliate the skin too. The only downside is the price, I think it is worth looking out for discount codes as I purchased this on an M&S 20% promotion. But the mask does last a long time and a little goes a long way. I have only just started using the youthmud and so far so good. However I always recommend reading up on products first, some masks are not ideal for everyone and a test patch is always necessary.

SpaceNK and M&S GlamGlow Supermud clearing treatment and GlamGlow youthmud tinglexfoliate treatment

Here are a few other masks that are worth trying out for that winter glow:

Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow
Origins Drink Up Mask

23 September 2015


Trousers have become an essential item for the wardrobe and although most of us prefer to wear jeans, trousers can be considered casual too. With numerous styles and colours, I think everyone should own this staple item for their wardrobe. Cropped trousers are my favourite choice and are great with lace up shoes or converses, definitely an item you can dress up or down. Below I'm wearing wide leg loose fit trousers which I've paired with trainers. Scroll down for more inspirations from Pinterest

Shirt: H&M, Trousers: Old Topshop Trousers, similar here in Zara, Trainers: Adidas Stan Smiths

17 September 2015


I'm usually living in jeans,  but now and again I like to feel girly and give some attention to my skirts, well just a little girly, as I can't seem to leave my trainers.

Here are a few of my skirt looks and inspirations from Pinterest.

Top: Men's old GAP jumper, similar here in womenswear
Skirt: Old H&M skirt, similar here

Trainers: Converse trainers
Jumper: Old Massimo Dutti, similar here
Skirt: Zara, skirt length has been shortened
Trainers: Adidas Stan Smiths

8 September 2015

Autumn/Winter 2015

Summer is officially over and although I enjoyed the one or two weeks of sun we had, I am actually looking forward to wearing some chunky knits now.  September usually means packing away your summer wardrobe and getting geared up for Autumn Winter, having said that I haven't even put this into effect myself. If you need a helping hand on what to keep or what to buy, carry on reading for some of my high street choices! You can also contact me for a personally shopping service or a wardrobe makeover on here.

One of the biggest trends last season was the 70s trend, so if you purchased a pair of flares or maybe a suede skirt, you are in luck as this trend is here to stay another season. The 70s craze has been huge this year and this season we see a fresh twist with bohemian maxi dresses and patchwork details. 

Denim has also appeared on AW15 catwalks, which is another trend carried on from last season. Frayed denim, patchwork denim, denim midi skirts and denim shirts are just a few to watch out for. If you've already invested in some of the items pointed out on my first post, spring summer wardrobe, you are half way there already. It does pay off when you invest in staple items, these items (such as a denim shirt) will last you season after season and means you won't have to spend too much on trends. But just so you are in the know, here are a few of this seasons must know trends picked up on the AW15 catwalks:

Gothic: Sheer fabric, Lace, Plum and Black colours

RI leather-look culottes
Topshop ruffle top
Zara pleated dress
New Look Velvet lace top
COS high neck dress

Bow dress by sister Jane

M&S tie neck blouse

70s: Boho dresses, Flares, Patchwork, mustard and burgundy colours

M&S faux leather skirt
ASOS midi denim skirt
Boohoo printed shirt
Topshop flared trousers
Atterley print maxi dress
Zara floral patchwork scarf

80s: Bold Colours, Prints, Shiny fabric

Floyd Strappy Top
Topshop power blazer
Zara sweater
Mango skirt

Other trends seen are: Fur/shearling, Geometric prints, Colour, Monochrome

Topshop saddle bag
RI faux fur scarf
Urban Outfitters Jumper
Matalan textured mini skirt
H&M cotton shirt