24 Dec 2015

Topshop Sale Picks

Stripe Marabou Feather Jacket - £150/£75 (click here to view)
Check Belted Wide Cropped Trousers - £55/£32 (click here to view)
Metallic Leopard Print A-Line Skirt - £36/£20 (click here to view)
Tie Neck Long Sleeve Top - £18/£10 (click here to view)
Inverness Wool Blend Pinafore Dress by Unique - £185/£95 (click here to view)
Rhinestone Mixed Shape Ring - £8.50/£4.25 (click here to view)
Suede Eyelet Shell Top - £55/£25 (click here to view)
Mongolian Shearling Stole - £75/£35 (click here to view)
Reveal Cutaway Sandals - £56/£30 (click here to view)
Abolone Circle Hoop Earrings - £8.50/£4.25 (click here to view)
Leather Jumpsuit - £185/£110 (click here to view)
Suede Button Tab Skirt - £75/£35 (click here to view)
Heart Applique Underwire Bra - £22/£10 (click here to view)
Heart Applique Mini Knickers - £10/£5 (click here to view)
Premium Shearling Biker Jacket - £550/£350 (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

20 Dec 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ Happy Sunday! How are you? I hope you're all doing well :) It's been exactly a week since I last published a post. Forgive me. I guess I could apologise for my absence but I've decided not to as truth be told, I just didn't feel like blogging. Simply because I've been having too much fun engaging in this season's festivities with family, friends and work colleagues. After all... 'Tis the season to be jolly. 

In today's post I will be showing you guys what I wore to my work Christmas party, which was held at Bodo's Schloss, in Kensington. There were a few optional dress codes for the evening including Après-Ski, Lederhosen and shoulder-pads disco (70s style?). Call me a bore but I wasn't particularly fond of the idea as I'm a sucker for all of that glitz and glam. I just love the process of getting ready for a night out, slipping into my dress and heels and admiring the end result in the mirror. Typical women, eh?

My dress is from a brand called Chi Chi who I discovered whilst browsing ASOS, and which is where I purchased it from, for £80. Unfortunately, the dress is no longer available on the ASOS website. However, you can still view or purchase it on Chi Chi's website by simply clicking here. What do you guys think? Also, please excuse the poor quality of these photos as they were taken at night. X


Ciao ♥ Xx 

13 Dec 2015

Christmas Gifts - For Her

Soap & Glory It's The Whole She-Bang - £60/£30 from Boots (click here to view)
Olivia Burton Big Dial Bracelet Black Dial & Rose Gold - £95 from Goldsmiths (click here to view)
FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera & 10 Shot Bundle - £64 from Currys (click here to view)
Games of Thrones: Seasons 1-4 - £39.99 from HMV (click here to view)
Clinique Sonic Clean & Sculpt Skincare Gift Set - £90 from John Lewis (click here to view)
My Burberry Festive EDP 50ml Limited Edition - £65 from Burberry (click here to view)
New 2015 Kindle Paperwhite - Wi-Fi - £109.99 from Argos (click here to view)]
Magimix Inissia Summer Sun Coffee Machine - £89 from Nespresso (click here to view)
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette - £40 from Selfridges (click here to view)
Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set - £56.95 from Beauty Bay (click here to view)
Red Agate Fire Cracker Stud Earrings - £42 from Ottoman Hands (click here to view)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator - £28 each from Net-a-Porter (click here to view)
Leather Messenger Bag With Closure - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Ray-Ban 3447 Round Metal Sunglasses Demigloss Brushed Bronze 167/68 - £123 from Sunglasses Shop (click here to view)
Nutribullet - £79.99 from Currys (click here to view)
Diptyque Scented Candle Set 3x70g - £80 from John Lewis (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

8 Dec 2015

Secret Santa Gifts - For Him

Ciao ♥ As mentioned in my last post, I've decided to dedicate the next few weeks to providing you guys with lots of ideas for stocking fillers, his and hers and Secret Santa gifts. In today's post I've put together a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts for him. All items are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. Two of these products are currently reduced so do keep in mind that at the time of you viewing or purchasing, these might return to its original price. Happy shopping!

Sudoku Toilet Roll - £2.99 from Find Me A Gift (click here to view)
Campervan Key Covers - £6 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Desktop Mini Football Table - £10 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Scarf - £7.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Brisk Citrus Beard Oil - £6.99 from Boots (click here to view)
Grow Your Own Beer Plant Kit - £9.95 from Notonthehighstreet.com (click here to view)
Nivea Men Original Gift Set - £10/£8 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Scott & Taylor Teal Micro Squares Tie - £10/£7 from Suit Direct (click here to view)
Mr Strong Mug - £7.95 from Not The Usual (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

5 Dec 2015

Secret Santa Gifts - For Her

Ciao ♥ I know it can be quite tedious hearing the same thing being repeated over and over again. I for one find this to be quite annoying so allow me to apologise in advance for once again expressing my surprise at how quickly this year has gone by. December has certainly come around a lot faster than I had anticipated. This is a thought shared by several of my work colleagues and friends who are overcome with festivity and a pinch of stress. The latter being caused by the fact that Christmas is in exactly 20 days and they're nowhere near to being done with their present buying.

Sensing that some of you are also stressed by this, I've decided to dedicate this month to helping y'all out, so fret your festive seasoned socks not. Over the next three weeks I'll be providing you guys with lots of ideas for stocking fillers, his and hers and Secret Santa gifts. In today's post I've put together a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts for her. All are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. Happy shopping!
Bramley Sprig Make-Up Case - £10 from Cath Kidston (click here to view)
Apron - £7.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Mice Spots A6 Day To View 2016 Diary - £8 from Paperchase (click here to view)
Chalk Mug - £6 from Accessorize (click here to view)
Twinings Tea Selection - £10 from Boots (click here to view)
Lippy Star Wand - £10 from The Body Shop (click here to view)
Burt's Bees Burts Originals Gift Set - £6.79 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Starbucks eGift - £10 from Starbucks (click here to view)
Yankee Candle Simply Home Christmas 6 Votives Gift Set - £6 from ASDA (click here to view)
Fanci Nesting Star Cookie Cutters - £8 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Real Techniques Mini Mus-Haves - £7.99 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Christmas Lip Duo Bullet - £10 from Topshop (click here to view) 

Ciao ♥ Xx 

1 Dec 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ Pinch, punch, first day of the month. Gah! I can't quite believe we're already in December. As someone who's always been quite conscious of timing, it's a tad scary to see how fast this year has zoomed past. Can time slow down already :/

If you follow me on Instagram, which you totally should by the way (like duh), you’ll know that I’m somewhat obsessed with turbans and head wraps. I honestly can't get enough of them. The only problem is that I can't seem to find many in the high-street or online stores. I know that Zara currently have two in stock including this black velvet one as I'm forever browsing online trying to find some. Do you guys know where I can purchase some? If so, help a sister out and let me know in the comment box. I'd be forever grateful :)

You've probably seen me wear this coat in a previous OOTD post. I've had it for about three years now, and for each of these years it’s been my go-to autumn and winter necessity, as it keeps me super warm. It's also given me the nickname lamby which I absolutely love. Cute, right?

(Top: Topshop // Skirt: Zara // Jacket: Zara // Boots: River Island // Turban: Zara)

Pssst! Over the next three weeks I’ll be posting a selection of Christmas related posts including gift ideas, outfit ideas and make-up looks, so make sure you keep your beady eyes peeled.

Ciao ♥ Xx 

24 Nov 2015

My Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

Ciao  It's said that diamonds are a girl's best friend. For a lot of women that's very much the case. For me that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm the type of woman who treasures and finds happiness in the simplest of things. One of those things being lipsticks.

MAC is my favourite brand when it comes to lipsticks as they have a wide variety of shades in many different formulas. Currently, I have twenty-nine of these in my collection. Eek! Do I plan on stopping there? Hell to the no. Some of you will probably think that's a tad obsessive but everyone has something, or a few things in my case, that they cannot help but buy. For instance, guys usually have quite a collection of video games, trainers and comic books. I have a thing for lipsticks, lingerie, jewellery, evening-wear dresses and high-heels. What can I say, I just can't help myself.

In today's post I'll be sharing swatches and a brief description of five of my favourite, go-to MAC lipsticks. These are all part of MAC's core collection so are all readily available to purchase. Let's begin.

Lady Danger
Colour: Vivid bright coral-red
Finish: Matte
Description: Although red isn't a shade I gravitate towards very often, it's a classic colour that every woman needs to have in her collection. The red MAC lipsticks I have are Lady Danger, Diva, Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Lady Danger is by far my favourite as it's bold, vibrant and head-turning. The only downside to this lipstick is that it tends to dry out my lips an hour to two after application.

Colour: Dirty blue pink
Finish: Matte
Description: Despite having this shade for the longest time, I never get bored of it so carry it around with me in my bag for those just in case I need to spruce myself up moments. I love it! It stays put on my lips for a good few hours and doesn't require for me to use a lip liner prior to applying it. I've actually written an in-depth review on this product so click here if you'd like to read it.

Colour: Muted mauve-pink
Finish: Satin
Description: Hands down, this is the perfect nude lipstick as it creates that your lips but better look without drying them out. It's super creamy, glides on effortlessly and lasts for a good few hours. I feel that this will also compliment all skin tones.

Velvet Teddy
Colour: Deep-tone beige
Finish: Matte
Description: Word on the street was that this was the reason behind Kylie Jenner's all of a sudden big lips. Psh! Who was she trying to fool? Ha! In actual fact she fooled a lot of you as this then went on to completely sell out both in store and online for months. I waited a long time before playing up to the hype as I was a little worried that this shade was going to completely wash me out. Thankfully, it doesn't. It's a gorgeous light brown shade that stays put for absolutely ages.

Colour: Dirty rose
Finish: Matte
Description: This is a gorgeous medium-dark brown shade and is the most recent addition to my growing collection. Initially, this shade was only available in a lip pencil and was also part of the craze surrounding Kylie Jenner's lip transformation; Kylie mentioned this is one of her go-to lip products. Since then is has recently been introduced to MAC's core lipstick collection.

Do you own any of these shades? If so, what are you thoughts and if not, what's your favourite shade(s)? I'd love to know as I'm always looking to add to my collection. FYI, I'm currently lusting after Stone and Retro :)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

18 Nov 2015

Wish List | November

Suede Heel Ankle Boots - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Charlotte Tilbury The Complete Brush Set - £240 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Limited Edition Green Sequin Dress -  £399 from Karen Millen (click here to view)
Monochrome Checked Skinny Scarf - £45 from Ted Baker (click here to view)
Elie Saab Le Parfum 90ml - £78 from Selfridges (click here to view)
Wooden Bar Multi-Row Necklace - £25 from Topshop (click here to view)
Pure Wool Lace Fedora Hat - £35 from M&S (click here to view)
Green Draycott Satchel - £99 from Hobbs (click here to view)
Stripe Texture Pencil - £45 from Oasis (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

16 Nov 2015

Farfetch Competition

Ciao ♥ How are you? I was recently invited to take part in a fashion challenge by the international fashion website Farfetch. The aim of the competition is to create an outfit that is stylish and suitable for the upcoming festive holiday season. This was lots of fun to create as I usually put together outfits featuring high-street brands opposed to luxury ones. Featured below is my entry for this competition. I opted for quite an elegant outfit that has a subtle hint of mysteriousness and grunge. I tried not to choose anything that was too cliché (i.e. a red dress or gold jewellery) as I didn't want my outfit to be a predictable choice for the festive season. I wanted it to stand out from the crowd opposed to blending in. After all, these are the outfits that people tend to remember the most.

Please note that all items featured below are currently available to view or purchase on the Farfetch website. What do you guys think? Is this something you'd wear? :)

Long Kimono Pleated Dress by Iris Van Herpen (click here to view)
Geometric Sandals by Charlotte Olypmia (click here to view)
Tassel Detail Belt by Lanvin (click here to view)
Poppy Cage Knuckle Box Clutch by Alexander McQueen (click here to view)
Tear Drop Earrings by Givenchy (click here to view)

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Ciao ♥ Xx 

9 Nov 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm still in shock at how quickly it flew by as it was literally just Friday, yet here I am, back at work on a Monday morning. Oh, the joy. Okay so it's actually not that bad but I am counting down the days again to the weekend. Haha! You can't blame a girl :P

I recently popped into one of my local Primark stores and picked up a few autumnal pieces of clothing. Besides from regularly stocking up on my basic essentials (i.e. pyjamas, socks and tights), candles and duvet-sets, this isn't something I do very often as my go-to stores are Zara and Topshop. One of the main reasons for this is that I feel in order to maintain their low price point, Primark often opt for cheaper materials which aren't necessarily the greatest, in terms of being breathable and keeping you cool. I'm not about that sweat patch life so will happily spend a little bit more money on something of a better quality. Psh! Call me snobbish if you must but me nuh care. However, that’s not to say that this applies to all of their garments as I have some amazing pieces which I adore.

One of the items I bought was this burgundy dress which is in quite a boxy and shapeless fit. I sized up to add a bit of extra length as I didn't want it to be overly short. It cost £16 and also comes in a grey version which I just happened to purchase as well. I paired it with my faux-leather jacket and thigh-high platform boots which instantly helps to dress up the outfit and give it a bit of a rock girl edge. What do you guys think? X

(Dress: Primark // Jacket: Primark // Boots: River Island // Bag: Zara)

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Ciao ♥ Xx 

4 Nov 2015

Product Review | Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you all had a lovely weekend doing whatever it was you were doing. Hmm! Is it still acceptable to ask about your weekend now that it's Wednesday? (*scratches head hesitantly*) Oh well! I'm sure a lot of you had fun spooking it up on Saturday evening with it being Halloween and all. For those interested (not many I'm sure), I did the very opposite and spent my evening at home in my pjs. Oh, the fun.

Now that the greeting is out of the way, let's get down to some serious skincare business. I'm back today with a review on one of my go-to skincare products, Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream.


Elizabeth Arden is a brand I've practically grown up with as my mum used to have quite a few of their fragrances; my favourite being Sunflowers which smells lovely. However, it was only a year or two ago that I became a lot more familiar with their extensive line of skincare products. Thank fudge as my lips are prone to drying out and cracking especially come autumn and winter. I've tried to prevent this from happening by using an array of products, from several different brands, including Blistex, Carmex, Chapstick, Nivea and Vaseline. You name it, I've tried it. Unfortunately, none of these led to any long-lasting effects meaning I was always on the lookout for something new, and something better. That was until I discovered this little gem.

This product comes in a 50ml tube, available in a fragrance-free version and can be used to do the following: "shape brows, revitalize shine, soothe dry hands and smooth cuticles and nails. Also for symptoms of chapping, peeling or flaking due to minor burns, sunburn, windburn, scrapes, abrasions or cracked lips". It also has an expiration date of 36 months which is almost unheard of in the life of a cosmetic or skincare product.

It's available from several different retailers both in-store and online. The price of it does vary depending on where you purchase it from. For instance, it usually retails for £26, as seen on the Elizabeth Arden, Boots, John Lewis and Debenhams website, but I've found it for less than half of that price (£11.65 to be exact) on allbeauty.com. This just happens to be one of my favourite websites ever as their prices are literally unbeatable. Kerching! Y'all can thank me later :)

For those who are still not keen on the price, keep in mind that I've had mine for six months now and there's still plenty of product left despite me applying a liberal amount, a few times a day. Overall, I feel it does a great job at ensuring my lips are kept moisturised and hydrated. Not surprising as this product was first created in 1930 and has been a success ever since. Need I say more?

What do you guys think? Does this sound like a product you'd be interested in? Let me know what your thoughts are in the comment box below.

Ciao ♥ Xx 

27 Oct 2015

AW15 Fashion Trend #2

Ciao ♥ Brr! Autumn has unwelcoming-ly blown into our lives bringing coming months of cold days, and even colder nights. Although there's little nothing we can do about this, other than dress in accordance to the weather (hello layering), we can certainly take charge as to how fashionably well we do this.

To assist you ladies in doing so, I've put together an 'AW15 Fashion Trends' blog post series which illustrates some of the hottest fashion trends around. The first instalment of this series focused on the 70s which you can have a read about here. In today's instalment I will be briefly discussing this season's obsession with velvet. Oh and when I say briefly, I mean briefly. Hmm! I just don't feel as if there's much for me to elaborate on when it comes to this particular trend. Now that's a first as I usually always have so much to say. Nonetheless, I'm going to try to be as informative as I possibly can in the shortest but sweetest type of way. Here I go...

If you're someone who follows fashion quite closely you'd have noticed that velvet has slowly been creeping up on us, season by season. Despite all of this effort it's never quite made it is as a key seasonal trend, until now that is. Evidently, AW15 has seen the likes of Alexander Wang, Burberry, Christopher Kane, House of Holland and Mary Katrantzou incorporate this super soft fabric into their AW15 RTW collections. Featured below are some of my favourite looks from their catwalk shows.

The majority of trends are usually centred around styles (i.e. monochrome, the 70s and sports luxe) opposed to fabrics. However, this is quite the opposite for AW15 as the high-street stores are flowing with an array of fabrics including corduroy, fur, leather, suede and velvet. Yes! This season it's ALL about fabrics. After all, how many of you sought high and low, in one shop and out another, to find the perfect denim button A-Line skirt or a pair of fitted leather trousers? Ah! Quite a few of you I see. Not at all surprising as both of these statement pieces were made desirable simply because of the composition of them. For instance, this season ladies are opting for a suede or corduroy version instead as it's on trend.

What's your favourite fabric? Do you like velvet? Personally, I once considered it to be a fabric that was best suited to either a child or someone a lot more mature in age. I'm not entirely sure why, I guess I just didn't think of it as being very fashionable. Has anyone else had that thought? Although I'm not completely head over heels in love with it, I'm slowly growing fond of it having recently picked up a black velvet embroidered cardigan from Rokit. It's gorgeous and was only £7. Bargain!

  • #FashionTrendFact: Just like faux fur, velvet is better suited to this time of year. The texture, softness and warm essence of the fabric compliments the chilly autumnal days perfectly.
  • #FashionTrendTip: Textures are a great way of adding some character and dimension to an outfit. It's also quite fun to stroke (LOL).

Below is a selection of my favourite velvet finds from the high-street and online stores, all of which are currently available to purchase. What are you favourite pieces? Mine has to be the bib front dress and love heel courts ♥
Velvet Jacket - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Faith Navy Asymmetric Textured Velvet Clutch - £29/£23.20 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Velvet Love Heel Courts By Unique - £125 from Topshop (click here to view)
Velvet Scrunchie - £4 from Topshop (click here to view)
Faith Dark Red Velvet High Heeled Sandals - £45/£36 from Debenhams (click here to vew)
Velvet Floral Applique Dress - £210 from Karen Millen (click here to view)
Velvet Print Wrap - £39.50 from M&S (click here to view)
Velvet Ditsy Print Wide Leg Trousers - £45 from Topshop (click here to view)
Velvet Bib Front Dress - £50 from Oasis (click here to view)
Black Velvet Embellished Bow - £3.99 from New Look (click here to view)
White Stuff  Lindy Velvet Skirt - £45 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Velvet & Crystal Choker Necklace - £6 from Accessorize (click here to view)
Eastpak x House of Hackney Limited Edition Velvet Backpack in Carpet Print - £175 from ASOS (click here to view)
Onari Velvet Tank Top - £70 from Reiss (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

24 Oct 2015

H&M Sale Picks

Leather Biker Jacket - £139/£70 (click here to view)
Wool Hat - £19.99/£12 (click here to view)
Long Shirt - £39.99/£27 (click here to view)
A-Line Top - £24.99/£16 (click here to view)
Court Shoes - £39.99/£20 (click here to view)
Striped shorts - £39.99/£25 (click here to view)
Leather Clutch Bag - £39.99/£25 (click here to view)
Suede Handbag - £79.99/£40 (click here to view)
Sleeveless Dress - £49.99/£25 (click here to view)
Top with a Flounce - £12.99/£8 (click here to view)
Belt - £3.99/£2 (click here to view)
Suede Pencil Skirt - £79.99/£50 (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

22 Oct 2015

Wish List | October

Longline Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat - £110 from Topshop (click here to view)
High Heeled Combined Leather Ankle Boots - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Komono KOM-W1241 Women's Moneypenny Bracelet Strap Watch - £70 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Circular Skirt - £39.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Felt Fedora - £25 from Oasis (click here to view)
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita - £24 from Selfridges (click here to view)
Mock Crocodile Saddle Satchel Bag - £35 from M&S (click here to view)
Hendrix Check Reversible Scarf - £25 from Oasis (click here to view)
Heart Applique Underwired Bra - £22 from Topshop (click here to view)
Heart Applique Mini Knickers - £10 from Topshop (click here to view)
Ciao ♥ Xx 

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) Ft. Miss Tempted

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you're all doing well. I've been meaning to get this post published for quite a few days now but in true blogging style I had a glitch or two along the way. Typical, ey? Let's just say that taking outfit photos when you get in from work is not the one, what with it getting dark so quickly now.

Anyway, I'm not going to let that dampen darken the mood (see what I did there? Darken. Dark. It's darker now. You get it? #FAIL) as I was recently presented with the opportunity to work with Miss Tempted who is an online fashion retailer. Although I had never shopped with them prior to this occasion, I was somewhat familiar with the brand, having spotted them being mentioned a few times on Twitter. Thereby, I was delighted when I was told that I could pick out a few complimentary items. This certainly proved to be a lot harder than I initially thought as there was a wide variety of stock to choose from. After browsing the website for what felt like ages, I finally opted for the Floral Print Jumpsuit Navy* and Full Time Fashion Blogger T-Shirt White*. What do you guys think?

All products are priced at £6.99. Yes! Every. Single. Product. Amazing right? Another great thing about Miss Tempted is that they provide a free UK delivery service considering your order is over £12.99. This is far cheaper than the usual high-street store delivery promotions (i.e. Topshop and Zara offer free standard delivery on orders over £50) and not an amount that's exactly going to break the bank. I also found that the majority of products available come in array of different colours. For instance, the T-shirt I chose is also available in black which you can view here.

The only Boo! type of thing I experienced was that a lot of the items I was initially drawn to were completely sold out. This is obviously not Miss Tempted's fault (#FYI: I blame all of you fashionable bargain hunters) but it'll be wise to keep in mind that sizes tend to sell out very quickly. My advice is to not hesitate too long over a product to avoid any disappointment. After all, what are returns for?

Have any of you guys shopped from Miss Tempted before? If so, what did you purchase?

Ciao ♥ Xx 

This post is in collaboration with Miss Tempted.

12 Oct 2015

Topshop Sale Picks

Ombre Feather Gilet - £95/£50 (click here to view)
NOMAD Suede Tie Sandals - £68/£35 (click here to view)
Key To Freedom Make-Up Bag - £22/£12 (click here to view)
Zebra Print Pyjama Set - £28/£15 (click here to view)
Embroidered Bralet - £30/£18 (click here to view)
Double Breasted Jacket - £65/£35 (click here to view)
Limited Edition Raffia Embroidered Bardot Dress - £150/£80 (click here to view)
Oyster Shell Earrings - £30/£15  (click here to view)
Cut-Out Daisy Shift Dress - £45/£18 (click here to view)
Floral Applique Triangle Bra - £20/£10 (click here to view)
Floral Applique High-Waisted Knickers - £12/£6 (click here to view) 
Suede Fringe Crossbody Bag - £28/£18 (click here to view)
Geometric Mirror Print Wide Leg Trouser - £42/£25 (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

11 Oct 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao  Happy Sunday! I hope you're all having a relaxing afternoon and being nothing but lazy. I certainly am as it's nearly 16:00 and I'm still in my pjs, sipping on countless cups of tea. What are you guys up to? :)

Considering I've been trying to write ths post for the past two hours (I keep getting distracted, mainly by Anthropolgie's homeware section. Look at how beautiful this plate is), I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. Short as in this is it, this is the end of the post. Lol! Should I really end it like this? Gah! What the heck. It's a Sunday, I'm tired and I know y'all understand. Peace. X

(Jacket: Primark // Top: H&M // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: Superga // Bag: Zara // Necklace: Greenwich Market)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

7 Oct 2015

Product Review | It Really Works Vitamins

Ciao ♥ A few weeks ago I was contacted by the founder of It Really Works who introduced me to her brand and kindly sent me a month's supply of vitamins. These vitamins are targeted at both genders and are designed to give you stronger nails, longer and healthier hair and brighter skin. This is achieved by an extra-strength formulation of micronutrients including Biotin (also known as Vitamin H), Copper, Folic Acid, Inositol, Iodine, Manganese, Rosehip, Selenium, Vitamin B Complex (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9 and B12), Vitamin A, C, D and E and Zinc.

Prior to being sent these vitamins, I was rather intrigued by Perfectil, having spotted them in Holland and Barrett. Despite this curiosity I never got round to making a purchase as there was too much choice to choose from, in the very little browsing time I had, during those times. Thereby, I was delighted when I was introduced to It Really Works as it benefits the three things I just love to look after... my hair, skin and nails.

It's recommended you take two tablets per day with your main meal and a full glass of water. It's important you adhere to these instructions as food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and shouldn't be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet. Lesson learnt as I once made the mistake of taking these on an empty stomach. Ha! Let's just say I didn't make the same mistake twice.

These vitamins are currently sold online as a 28 day supply (£33.79), a 3 month supply (£86.17) and a 6 month supply (£120.84). Understandably, some individuals might be slightly apprehensive about purchasing a product from a brand they're not familiar with. Worry your cotton socks not as It Really Works are so confident their customer's will notice a clear improvement in the health of their hair, skin and nails, that they offer a 90 day money back guarantee. Not only does this guarantee illustrate the likelihood of these improvements occurring but it also highlights how important customer satisfaction is to the company. This is quite unusual, yet rather refreshing, as the majority of companies are more interested in how much revenue they make opposed to how satisfied their customers are.

Upon being introduced to this brand I was particularly drawn to the fact that this product is produced and bottled in Oxford. Now some of you might consider that to be quite a bizarre thing to be drawn to, but having worked for several British companies, I've come to appreciate the importance as to where products are made in regard to authenticity and quality. Trust me, your girl knows what she's talking about ;)

I was also impressed that despite only recently being introduced to the market, It Really Works has already been featured in Men's Health and Men's Fitness due to its successful results amongst customers. Not at all surprising as my hair looked a lot healthier and nourished after I finished my course of vitamins. I also noticed that my nails were a lot stronger and there was less breakage. This is something I tend to struggle with at this time of year due to the seasonal transition period so I was particularly happy with this.

What do you guys think? Does this sound like a product you'd be interested in? Let me know what your thoughts are in the comment box below.

Ciao ♥ Xx 

1 Oct 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ I’ve never quite understood why people look forward to the arrival of autumn. It baffles me. I just don't get it (*looks around confused*). Don't get me wrong, I love sipping on hot cups of pumpkin spice latte, burning autumnal scented candles and rockin' chunky knitwear, just as much as the next person BUT please spare me the colder and darker days/nights. Brrr! I can most certainly do without those.

That's not to say I haven't prepared myself. Call me crazy but I've already bought not one, not two but three seven new coats. Yes! Seven. As in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Gah! Now I've written that down it sounds a little, erm... excessive, especially as they were all bought before autumn had even arrived. Three of those coats are from Hunter Boots who recently pulled off a spectacular show at London Fashion Week. The one I'm wearing in today's outfit post is metallic and puffy. Not something that sounds like it should work but thankfully it does. At least I think so anyway :P

I rocked this outfit last weekend when the girls and I headed to Shoreditch for a spot of chill time and a bite to eat at the French restaurant, Haché. I ordered the Steak Milano which is a Scotch steak burger topped with buffalo mozzarella, Parmesan shavings on sun-dried tomato tapende and a side order of frites. Mmm! It really is as delicious as it looks (*salivating like a dog*).

Nearly all of my jeans, and almost all of those that have been featured on my blog, are the Topshop Joni jeans. If you haven’t yet strutted your stuff in a pair of these badboys, what are you waiting for? They’re super high-waisted, have a spray-on effect and really help to emphasise your body shape (#FYI: I buy mine in a W26L30). I'm utterly obsessed with them so picture my happiness when I saw that the 'New In This Week' section on the Topshop website featured a khaki and burgundy pair. Obviously, this caused me to have a I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE type of moment in which my eager little fingertips typed away my bank details before I could stop myself. Do I feel bad? Hell to the no.

I also bought three ribbed crop tops in a size 8 but found them to be quite an awkward fit; the arms too long, the shoulders too big. I then reordered four more in a size 6 hoping they would be a better fit. They weren't so I've now returned all of them but the camel coloured one I'm wearing below. Finally, knowing there would be lots of walking around involved I slid my feet into my dusty pink Superga flatforms which are super comfortable. What do you guys think?

(Jacket: Hunter Boots // Top: Topshop // Jeans: Topshop // Trainers: Superga // Necklace: Greenwich Market)

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Ciao ♥ Xx