Spring 2017 Fashion Faves

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It might not have seemed like it yesterday when I practically had to wade my way into work (RIP open-toed shoes), but SPRING HAS SPRUNG. Jack Wills recently created a guide around How to Style A Trench Coat and it got me thinking about Spring fashion, and the pieces I’m personally wearing a lot this season. As the ultimate transitional piece, the trench coat is obv one of those iconic Spring staples – and I think it’s important to have a couple of these in your wardrobe each season. But just as important are the fun, on-trend items that you might only wear for a couple of months but help update your outfits (and give us something to hopefully look back at cringe at when we’re older). I think I’ve got a healthy mix of both in my wardrobe at the moment, and here are some of my absolute faves… View Full Post

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Barbour Jumper | Amazon Fire Stick | Sony Headphones | Baylis and Harding Pepper and Ginseng Record Tin | Hugo Boss Aftershave | Panasonic 4K TV | Stainless Steel Travel Mug | Ted Baker Leather Holdall

If you read my Christmas Gift Guide for Dads then you’ll know I find present shopping for paternal figures the trickiest of all gift shopping. My dad generally only enjoys football, beer and buying the exact same jumper in slightly varying shades of green; so unless I can arrange for Steven Gerrard to meet him down the pub in matching knitwear, I’m  destined to always buy disappointing presents. With Father’s Day approaching, I thought I would put together this wee gift guide for anyone else facing the Dad Struggle – and I’ve expanded below on some general categories you might want to explore if nothing on that list floats your boat.  View Full Post

Looking After Your Hair Extensions | Effin Hair Products Review

Effin Hair Extensions Products Review

Now, I hate to ruin the illusion for those of who thought my mane was natural, but if you’ve read this blog for a while then you’ll know I’ve had a weave for around five years (soz). I always thought this made me pretty experienced when it came to the hair extension game, but one thing I now know that I was totally lacking in knowledge of was how to take care of my hair extensions properly. I recently changed my usual hairdresser and paid a visit to Effin Hair for one of her Instagram-famous weaves, and – as well as a BEAUTIFUL head of hair – I left with a handful of products and a wealth of knowledge about how to look after my new extensions. So if you’ve ever experienced the emotional agony of watching your beautiful, silky extensions turn to dry rat-tails before your very eyes, this post is for you. View Full Post

3 Things You Need for a Good Night’s Sleep

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There’s a very good reason why my Instagram is littered with photos like the above – no, not narcissism, but because I am nearly always in bed. I absolutely love sleeping, and getting an early night often brings the same level of excitement as an Asos sale and an aperol spritz combined (which is very high, in case you were wondering). Considering the average person spends around 7 hours sleeping each night, it’s important to make sure we get the most out of our sleeping time – after all, that adds up to quite a big chunk of our lives. Here are some essentials for a good night of Zzzzs.

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5 Ways to Spread Happiness

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From Donald Trump to denim shoes, there are plenty of things in this world designed to make us miserable. However, I’m a big believer in trying to spread those positive vibez, not just for yourself but for those around you too. We all know how much being around a negative person can affect our mood, so to counteract the actions of all of the Debbie Downers in the world, here are some tips for increasing the positivity.  View Full Post

Everyday Nude Lipsticks for All Budgets

Nude Lipsticks NYX MAC Maybelline Makeup Revolution ReviewAccording to The Beatles, all you need is love. Well, I have this to say to Paul McCartney – what about food, Paul? Water? 8 hours of sleep per night? And most importantly – NUDE LIPSTICKS? Some minor amendments to the lyrics and I could maybe get on board with that song, s’all I’m saying. In my opinion, nude lipsticks are actually the most important on that list, and I’ve mentioned before that I usually have quite a few loitering around in my handbag. My current total stands at 4, which I think is pretty restrained for me – but luckily, they’re 4 good’uns.
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