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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Boutique of Molly - The Must-Have bag....


So let face it, the weather in the UK lately has been amazing and it has been great to dig out my summer clothes and take advantage of the amazing weather. I always like to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe every summer to keep it fresh and modern and this year I noticed one thing I was lacking in my wardrobe was a smaller summer bag that could be used on a daily basis. Unfortunately a lot of my bags are very dark and are more suited for the winter months so when Boutique of Molly reached out and showed me their new bags, I had to get myself one!

I decided to pick up the Florence bag, which is this gorgeous pastel pink shoulder bag. I thought it would be the perfect bag to brighten up an outfit and add a little something to a summer look!



So I was looking for a good sized bag that could be worn on a daily basis and be an accessory to any type of outfit I wear, this is perfect for that! The colour is gorgeous, this pastel pink colour is great for the summer weather and I love the pink paired with the gold detailing

The bag features a gold clasp hook and chain on the front along with a bit of velvet texturing along the front too, but apart from that, it is a pretty simple bag, which is actually one of the reasons I like it. I often find if they go overboard with bags, it can make it look cheap and tacky. I also find it much less wearable as their is so much going on, so the fact that this bag is quite plain, goes massively in its favour. 





As I said, it isn't a big bad, however has many sections to carry your stuff and keep your things organised. The bag wouldn't be able to carry a big amount, simply because of the design of it, however it is ideal for carrying the essentials and ensuring that you only take things you need wherever you go.... again, ideal for people like myself who tend to over pack and carry a lot of excess with them. 


The strap on this bag is great too, can be adjusted to different lengths to suit your style and means it can be worn as an over body bag, or as a shoulder bag. too




Overall, I really do love this bag and it has already played a huge part in my summer wardrobe. Everything about the design and colour makes it so handy and practical for this time of year and I am sure it will continue to take pride of place of any outfit..
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What do you think of this bag and Boutique of Molly in general? If you are interested in getting your own Florence bag, or having a look at the other bags that Boutique of Molly have to offer, head over to https://www.boutiqueofmolly.com/product-page/florence



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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

'All That Jazz' - The Caribbean Collection: First Impressions



So as many of you will know, I am a huge fan of getting my nails done, so much so I decided to get myself trained in Gel Nails so I could treat myself whenever I liked. I have been doing Gels now for many years and the thought of going back to non gel nail lacquers or polishes is something I don't tend to think about now. Nevertheless, it has been years since I have gave them a go and I am sure that like many things they have improved over time and are much more long lasting and chip resistant than what I remember...

Therefore when I was given the chance to try out the new 'Caribbean Collection' from 'All That Jazz', then I couldn't help but say yes! 


So firstly, the colours in the collection are stunning and perfect for the summer, whether you are going on holiday and relaxing by the pool, or staying at home and just want a pop of colour, the shades really are stunning and super pigmented, so they will look as vibrant on your nails as they do in the bottles.

I really do love all the shades but if I had to pick a favourite, then it would have to be this vibrant purple shade, called 'Caribbean Queen'. It is so bright and fun, perfect for pairing with all those summer outfits in this heatwave. It looks amazing on and takes very little time to dry, I found it started to set onto the nail bed within seconds, perfect for people with a busy lifestyle!



The collection comes with 2 pink shades in it, this being the brightest of the two. This is in the shade 'Jamaican Me Crazy' and is super bright and fun as well as being super pigmented too. I actually paired this one with a little glitter and it was beautiful, the perfect summer combo!


The second pink shade is this slightly less vibrant however more metallic colour, perfect if you are wanting a nice pink shade on your nails but don't want anything too in your face. The shade is called 'Don't Be a Jerk-y' and would be great for a more everyday look if you wanted something a little more subtle.



The last of the 4 shades in this collection is 'Patty Cake', this beautiful bright blue colour, which would be ideal for someone wanting something a little different and 'out there'! It is probably the one out of the collection I would wear the least as I am not really a blue nail sort of gal, however if you are lucky enough to suit these sort of shades, then this would be perfect for you... also I am super jealous of you!



This really is a beautiful collection and the products themselves are perfect. I really am surprised with how much I like them as I was really unsure beforehand, nevertheless I would definitely wear these in between doing gels on my nails as a way of giving my nails a break. The shades are right up my street too, I definitely prefer some colour on my nails and don't suit anything too pale or pastel as it just washes me out, something I am pretty sure I won't have an issue with here....


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So overall, what do I think? I am seriously satisfied with these and think they are gorgeous for the great summer weather we have been having. They last a reasonable time without chipping or smearing, and apply nicely, not too messy or thick. I really do think I will get some good wear out of these and can't wait to rock my colourful Caribbean Style nails! 


If you are interested in the collection, you can check them out here: http://www.allthatjazzuk.com

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Thank you to the 'All That Jazz' team who kindly supplied me with this collection for the sake of this review. Please note that all thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Legacy Co. Oval Brush Set - First Impressions


So let's face it, any make up lover will have no doubt either tried or collected their own set of Oval Make Up brushes. They have definitely became much more popular over the last few years and have became a very popular way of applying flawless and smooth looking make up. I have tried the odd brush here or there, I have been lucky enough to be sent a couple over the last few years of blogging. Nevertheless, I decided to treat myself to a full set and complete my brush collection in style.

I decided to try the collection from Legacy Co. an online company with a range of beauty and fashion pieces. They had this gorgeous Rose Gold/Copper set for a bargain of a price and couldn't resist giving it a go to see if it was any good. Here's how I got on....



The whole set comes with 10 different brushed in a range of sizes and shapes to ensure you have a brush for any type of make up and for any look! I instantly fell in love with them when I receive them, they looked much better quality than I would have hoped for for the price and felt sturdy and secure to use. I really did appreciate the handy easy grip handle to ensure I got the best out of using these brushes and they weren't moving about when I applied my make up. 

The handles themselves felt very strong too, something I appreciated as I had noticed in some previous brushes I have used, they felt quite flimsy and easy to break. 


Let's talk about the brush itself! It really was impressive and was very full, providing a good flawless finish on the skin and making my face look amazing. The brush seems sturdy too and Ii doubt their will be any risk of fall out or breakage, perfect if like me you use your brushes to death!

I have already used these a couple of times (however gave them a clean for the purpose of this post) and they are very easy to maintain and keep in good condition. They clean easy and stay in shape, something I find is a problem in a lot of poor quality brushes...



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So to summarize, I am very impressed! For a make up brush set that is under £20, these brushes provide great quality and really are a bargain compared to a lot of the overpriced sets that are out there...

If you want to purchase your own set, head over to LEGACY CO. today!



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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

My Favourite Summer Fragrances...


I do have a VERY big perfume collection stashed in my bedroom! I like to have different scents for different seasons and occasions and I think that a statement scent is a great way to finish of an outfit or a look! With winter long gone, I have been digging out my old summer favourites again, which are much fresher and fruitier… perfect for the longer summer days and warm nights!

I do have my favourites of course and they are a right mix, from budget to blow-out... their is something in my collection for any occasion!


So starting with a favourite of mines, the Marc Jacob 'Daisy'! If you have followed me for a long time, you will know that the Marc Jacobs range has been my favourite perfume collection for a long time and they have still to release a perfume I don't like. I do also own the 'Dot' and 'Decadence' perfumes, however when it comes to summer scents, the original 'Daisy' range is unbeatable. It is so fresh and light, it really is just summer in a bottle!

Also can we just spare a minute to talk about the bottle? The bottle is a work of art on it's own and I love having it on display on my shelf. Marc Jacob is of course recognised and well known for its extravagant bottles and spray designs, it really has became an iconic symbol for the brand... a symbol that I love! Every bottle is different of course, but I really do love the 'Daisy' range, and of course, the original Daisy scent has become my favourite....


If you are looking for an affordable perfume for daily use, whether it be a work scent, or for running errands, the Avon scents are a great choice. They have a huge range of different scents to try, however an old classic favourite of mines is the 'Little Black Dress'. This ones been around for a good while and I have used it for years. It is a great budget friendly perfume for everyday wear and is perfect for both summer days and nights in the sun. 

It is a little more musky than the Marc Jacobs (which is a little sweeter) however it is still very fresh and floral too! The bottle is basic, however perfect for throwing in your handbag for on the go top ups throughout the day!


Of course I had to include my original 'Chanel No. 5' in my summer favourites too! This has to be one of my all time favourite scents, and has been for a long long time! Again, not as sweet as the Marc Jacobs, however is a very unique scent, which is great for special occasions in the summer months. Of course being Chanel, I only tend to use this for something special, however I feel great when I wear this, it really does smell amazing!

Of course now Chanel have brought out a very big range of scents to add to their collection but the original has always been my favourite, I think it is the most versatile and wearable for different occasions and although it is pretty pricey, a little goes a very long way!


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So they are my go to summer scents! I do love my perfumes however these are my absolute favourites for the summer! They are all great and their is something for any occasion! What's your favourite summer scents? Do you have a go to perfume you like to use? Let me know in the comments below...


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