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Outfit of the Day: More Florals!

If you've seen any of my other blog posts you may have noticed 2 things about me: 1) I love all floral prints and 2) Yes, I do wear this dress a lot and I'm not even a little bit sorry about that. 😛 So today I'm wearing this floral dress from BooHoo.com (although it's… Continue reading Outfit of the Day: More Florals!

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Floral OOTD

Winter gets boring. Sometimes I want to bring a little summer into my outfit so today I went for a pretty floral dress! This is easily one of my favourite dresses that I own, it's so comfy and cosy but also has this gorgeous, feminine shape to it. I decided to wear my favourite black… Continue reading Floral OOTD

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Glam Smokey Eye Look

Today I was filming a Christmas-related video so I figured I'd make my makeup appropriately glam to get in the Christmas spirit! My video is all about how to get organised and buy the best Christmas gifts, even when you're on a budget and I'll pop it at the end of this post 🙂 In… Continue reading Glam Smokey Eye Look

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5 Basic Makeup Rules for Beginners

For me wearing makeup is always something I've had fun with. Some of my favourite memories as a kid were sitting in front of the mirror in my sister's room trying on makeup (which probably looked ridiculous at the time!) while we listened to music together and she got ready to go out. As I… Continue reading 5 Basic Makeup Rules for Beginners

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Date Night OOTD

Me and Dan headed out to dinner tonight. Nothing big or fancy; just some nice food and a glass of wine. It was absolutely lovely... and a nice excuse to put some pretty makeup on and do my hair 😉 Here's what I wore: Where food's involved tights tops are never the best idea, so… Continue reading Date Night OOTD

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Saturday Night Outfit of the Day

It's Saturday night so of course I had to go for a bit of sparkle with today's look! I spoken before about my love for glittery dresses, but have I ever mentioned I also have a soft spot for sparkly heels? The gorgeous pair I'm wearing with this outfit are probably one of my highest… Continue reading Saturday Night Outfit of the Day

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Outfit of the Day: Blue Patterned Dress

This Sunday I decided to pamper myself a little with a charcoal face mask before making a new eye makeup tutorial (the video for which will be up soon!). I decided that as I went for a nice gold and red eyeshadow and dark red lipstick, I'd go for a little contrast in my outfit… Continue reading Outfit of the Day: Blue Patterned Dress