28 June 2013

#BEAUTY101 | Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

I have literally been umming and ahhing about buying this concealer FOR EVER. Everything about it reads like exactly what i look for in a concealer but, frankly, the price tag has always put me off. However, when you're lucky enough to bag yourself two Boots gift cards for your birthday, that's the time to treat yourself.

I guess this product is just what i expected, i think i my expectations are always too high so all in all this is a good concealer. It blends really well, it's a super creamy concealer which is great because i was worried it'd be hard to work with because it's in a hard formulation.

This is the lightest shade available and i'm pretty pale, i'm not sure if this made me a little orange when i've worn it. I think i need to work with it a little more but i think the shade is a pretty good match.

It is fairly industrial but i think that when blended it could do with sticking around a little bit and not just rubbing off, but it's definitely buildable. I think i'd repurchase this product and i recommend giving it a go if, like me, you have a problem withe acne scarring.


26 June 2013

#BEAUTY101 | S/S Revlon Lip Butter Releases

I am a huge Revlon Lip Butters fan, i think that they're honestly my all time favourite lip item. I know that at the moment everyone is raving for the lip tints and lip stains but those products are definitely not my cup of tea. I don't really know why i can't bring myself to wear a lip stain but i think it has something to do with the commitment, i don't want to have to commit to that product for a long period of time and i'm more than happy to do touch ups. So these are ideal for me. I think that with time these products have even improved, the pigment has gotten a lot better and they're not even so much a sheer wash of colour anymore like they were known to be. These three new shades are all pretty well coloured and i really like that with the added bonus of moisturisation. So, lets get into these three new shades!

Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya | This is the one colour i wasn't going to pick up. I was a little worried it would be a bit pale for me, or failing that be too sheer to bother with but as it was three for two and i was desperate for the other colours i thought i might as well give it a go. I'm very glad i did as it's much more than the packaging, or bullet, lets on. Although, yes, it's obviously a peachy shade it still manages to be quite warm which really suits my skin tone. It is also more sheer than the other two shades, but this is kind of to be expected because of the colour but i really, really like it. It's the kind of colour that's pretty easy to throw on and would look great for a relaxed look in the Summer or for completing a layered look in Winter, it's just that versatile.

Revlon Lip Butter in Sorbet | I'm often a little scared of pinks because there are so many tones that just do not suit me. This, however, i think would look good on so many skin tones. Despite it really packing a punch in the pigment stakes it still manages to be kind of sheer which really takes the edge off. It's also got some blue undertones in there which we all know helps to make your teeth whiter.

Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon | Now this is the little number i originally went in for. It's the most gorgeous pinky red that just really suits paler skin tones, especially as it's got that glossy sheer edge but it really does pack some colour so don't be expecting nothing to go onto the lip! This really is beautiful, i think this is one of those colours that can really jazz up an outfit during the day or can bring an outfit together for the evening. This one is a real must buy!


24 June 2013

#OOTD | Rainbow

Shorts: Motel Rocks | Top: H&M | Necklace: LLROK | Shoes: Peacocks | Sunglasses: ASOS

When we get that spot of sunshine, i take full advantage and grab myself some vitamin D. Shorts are like the ultimate Summer lounge wear, i think they're great for sticking on in the morning when you're not sure what the day will bring. They're perfect for wearing around the house or wearing out with your friends, if you decide too later. These shorts are super fun and i love the bright colours. They look like a very thin denim, but they really feel like cotton. They're so comfortable and stretchy so they're great for any activity.

Because they're plain coloured on the bottom, i thought i'd pair them with this gorgeous floaty top from H&M. Like last week, these are really versatile too and can be tucked in or worn out for so many different looks. I love these floaty tops for this time of year because they don't stick to you or get in the way and they just make any outfit very Summer friendly.


21 June 2013

You're a Wizard, Harry (Studio Tour SPOILERS)

Similarly to my birthday present, i really struggled with what i wanted to do on my 21st birthday. I'm not your average clubbing-all-night-long-kinda-gal and i knew i wanted to do something special. I'd been looking at doing the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter for a long time and had been originally looking to buy tickets for Father's Day last year but never got 'round to it, especially as they are a little pricey. So this seemed like the perfect opportunity to go as i was dying to do it and i knew that my parents were interested too. What better way to spend my birthday than doing something we all love?

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter claims to provide "an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films." It's simply a one-of-a-kind walking tour crammed with Harry Potter memorabilia, and that's an understatement. "It showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that make these films so hugely popular all over the world." (wbstudiotour.co.uk/en/tour/tour, 

We set off fairly early as we had a ten o'clock slot; when you book your tickets online you choose a time to enter the tour, just so the entry is staggered and there isn't too many people joining at one time. In theory this is a good idea, but on the day there was actually so many people that they were having a problem with people queueing too early for their slots, etc. So just be aware that at busy times you may be waiting a little extra time, but it worked out that we went in almost on time - thank goodness! When buying our tickets we'd opted for the audio tour too, so when you arrive you're directed to pick up your audio guide from guest relations inside. The audio guide is just basically an iphone in a plastic shell, for protection, so it's very easy to use and navigate. 

As we're discussing it, i may as well fill you in on the audio guide option now, as you can just buy tickets without this and just choose to wander around yourself. The guide is narrated by Tom Felton who, if you didn't know, plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. As you're going from room to room along the tour you can choose each point and listen to Tom tell you a little about what you're looking at, stories about filming there and anything you might not have already known. When he's finished there's the option to watch some short film clips from perhaps the director, head of costume or another actor who can give you even greater detail about what's in front of you. There's also sometimes a gallery of images from filming too. It's often quite touching listening to Tom talk so fondly of their time at the studios, so in my opinion the extra cash on getting one is totally worth it.

The waiting area of the tour, nestled between the entrance, the cafe and the gift shop, is choca-block with things to excite you. You can't miss the giant Warner Bros logo mosaic-ed into the floor as you walk through the big, sliding doors. Once you're inside it's like Harry Potter brain overload. The perimeter of the room is full of pictures of the Harry Potter cast, past and present, including an adorable shot of Rupert Grint as a wee youngun from the first film. Towards the side of the room, roaring over the guest relations is the Ford Anglia that's driven by Ron and Harry after they miss the all important Hogwarts Express. It's the first taste of seeing a little bit of HP history. Once you're in the queue to enter the tour, it's like waiting for Christmas Day but getting a little closer to the entrance you're teased with one of the most memorable filming locations in all of the Harry Potter films... The cupboard under the stairs. There are no words. It's. AWESOME.

You begin your tour with a little introduction from the guys themselves; Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and, of course, Daniel Radcliffe. They tell you all about their time at the studios and what you can expect next, and at last they invite you into the great hall and the infamous doors appear from behind a screen. Magic. The Great Hall is one of the largest sets created for the films, however it certainly doesn't feel as big as it looks on screen. You can just picture the tables ladened with chocolates and desserts, full of kids chatting and eating and of course the Weasley family owl, Errol, flying straight into a bowl of crisps to deliver Ron's infamous Howler. Alongside the super long Great Hall tables are a selection of costumes worn by some of Hogwarts' most famous residence. Lining the side of the room are some of the uniforms worn by the likes of Neville Longbottom and Seamus Finnigan. At the head of the Hall are some of your favourite teachers; you can see Minerva MaGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape and, of course, Albus Dumbledore. It's interesting to learn that actually Robbie Coltrane isn't actually a half giant...! 

After exiting the great hall you walk onto what seems like the props cupboard. Here, you can see everything from outfits worn for the Yule ball to chocolate props used for the great chocolate feast. You'll also get a sneak peek into the magical floating candles that cover the roof of the Great Hall.

After passing through the props box, you come across one of my favourite sections of the tour: the wigs and cosmetics department. It was amazing looking at all the hair up close and personal, and it was really interesting to learn that even some of the actors that have a full head of hair, or similar hair to their role, wear a wig too - like all of the main three! My absolute favourites were Bellatrix's wig and also Luna Lovegood's because, honestly, combine the curls of Bellatrix and the colour, and length, of Luna and you've got my dream locks. The attention to detail that's taken through the Harry Potter films is amazing, everything from Bellatrix's teeth to Harry's scar bring personality to the characters.

Moving on, you walk into the wardrobe department. Here you can spot Luna's sunshine yellow ball dress, the Beaubaton Academy uniform and multiple jeans and jacket combos for Harry's stunt scenes. It's so crazy to see these outfits up close, a lot of the cast are far smaller in size, and in weight, than they seem on the big screen. Maybe the camera really does add ten pounds?! Next to here is Professer Dolores Umbridge's infamous educational decrees running up the wall, all the way to the ceiling. You can almost picture Filch getting further up his rickety ladder, hammering another rule into the brickwork. And of course, you can't pass up the chance to get a glimpse of the real Leaky Cauldron! 

One of the coolest sets available to see on the tour is probably the boy's dormitory. There were so many memories made in this space, and it's such a personal set to the male cast. Up close, the beds are actually incredibly small, as they were built for the 11 year old boys that they were in the first film. Unfortunately, these beds couldn't grow with them so to imply that the beds were actually full size in the final films, the cast had to sleep curled up or scenes had to be filmed with them sitting up or on the side of the bed to make it seem like the beds were actually the perfect size. There is so much great memorabilia on this set: Ron's multicoloured knit throw, Harry & Ron's initialed suitcases and the boys' favourite Quidditch teams. Make sure you take a really good look around here, there are so many details to notice.

Along your journey, don't forget to check out every inch of the room so you don't miss any details. The Mirror of Erised is on show! Make sure you go and take a look into it, who knows what you'll see? Maybe it'll be interesting to see what your heart's most deepest, desperate desire is. I have to say that the inviability cloak really does show the wear and tear it's taken throughout the films, it's beginning to look a little tatty! The Fat Lady is also on show, perhaps try whispering one of the many passwords used throughout the years and maybe, just maybe, she'll allow you into the Gryffindor tower.

You get to experience something very special on this journey: You get to enter the Gryffindor Common Room even if that's not your sorted House. I, as a Hufflepuff, found it fascinating getting a sneak peek into their Common Room. It's really hard to believe that such iconic scenes and such loved actors played their parts right in the very set you see before you. Remember, nothing on this tour is a replica - if it's available to see it was used in the Harry Potter films. Also don't forget to check all the cabinets and glass boxes for smaller props, but not less in importance. The Triwizard Cup is on display for you to eyeball, along side the Golden dragon's egg which was the prize for the first Triwizard task.

Next up is Dumbledore's office and one of the most iconic props you'll remember from here is his giant golden eagle that, when spoken the right password, uncurls to reveal the entrance to his office. Perhaps try whispering Sherbert Lemon and see what happens?

Everything here has a warm atmosphere for me; in the books, and the films, Dumbledore's office was always construed as a safe haven for Harry. He learnt things here that probably saved his life and here he was treated more as an equal than a student. You can take a look into the Pensieve and decipher your inner most thoughts, noticing patterns and interesting facts you perhaps didn't even realise yourself. Displayed in a revolving, golden, glass cabinet are the memories Dumbledore treasured for all that time. Maybe you'll even find a spot of Liquid Luck to sneak home with you, i think we could all do with a bit of that sometimes. One of my favourite things displayed here is the original Sorting Hat. It looks just as wise and worn as it does in the films, and you can just imagine what it's thinking gazing down at all the people milling about in the office from his shelf on high. Everything here looks just like you expect it too, Dumbledore's robes are displayed here from both actors who have been lucky enough to portray this wonderful character.

As i said before, do not bypass the glass cabinets because although they house the smallest props of the tour, more often than not they are the most intriguing. I don't know about you but i spend most of my life wishing i had a Time Turner (I'm actually lucky enough to now own one thanks to the Studio Tour, so i really do get far more done now.) It looks so heavy and luxurious on display and you can really imagine Hermione spinning it around her neck in The Prisoner of Azkaban. Now, i don't know about you but i've always wanted to see a Golden Snitch and for me it definitely didn't disappoint. It looked just like i imagined it, heavy and shimmery something only the very best gets to touch. The wings look almost like feathers against the heavy golden body of the ball. It's beautiful, and i'd like one to display upon a shelf or throw around my room so i can chase it on my broom. There's little to say about the fact i spotted Skele-Grow amongst the mound of props in the middle of the room. The bottle is just brilliant, the detail is amazing and it brings up a LOT of gross memories about broken wrists. Ew. Now, don't get too close but the infamous Tom Riddle's Diary is also on display. Despite it being stabbed in the heart by a Basilisk tooth. One of a number of Horcruxes, for me this is probably the most significant. I feel this was the start of a very long battle.

There's another very large set on display at the studios and that would be the potions lab. Here, the space is jam packed with glass cylinders, bottles and tubes, as well as cauldrons, test tubes, tins, and even a pestle and mortar. The table tops are stained with various chemicals and goodness knows what, but i looks like a very fun science lesson if you ask me. If you stand there long enough, you may even witness a mysteriously stirred cauldron where the spoon moves all by itself. Now, that's magic. Take the time to read some of the labels on the jars lining the walls, and get an insight into what sort of ingredients are used in day to day concoctions.

Something i wasn't as interested in was the special effects, this kind of ruins it for me although i'm quite aware that nothing is real, i just like to keep some things unknown. However, on show is Hagrid's motorcycle that debuted in the first film and the snake lock door from the Chamber of Secrets. Talking of Hagrid, don't forget to take a peek into his little, or not so little, home. They actually had two sets for this house, a very large version to make Harry, Ron and Hermione like very small and a small one to make Robbie Coltrane actually seem like a half giant. This set was also airlifted all the way to Scotland for some filming too. Frankly, it looks like Hagrid could do with a course in cleaning.

Next? My favourite. If i had the opportunity to be apart of any other family, by choice i would choose to be a Weasley. Not only because of their amazing sense of warmth and community but also because of their beautiful home. One of my favourite scenes in all of the films is when they return to the Burrow from rescuing Harry from the Dursleys and the Burrow is a scene is one of calm and serenity. The dishes are being washed, the knitting is being done, the vegetables chopped and it's all magic. It's just so homely with it's mismatched crockery and checkered tablecloth. Here you can create the magic yourself simply by the touch of a button you can do any of the above activities as well as set the iron off. 

Be sure to sneak a peek into Dolores Umbridge's office; it's just as pink as you'd expect and you can take a gander at her wonderful kitty plates mounted on the walls. This set is left from when her office was raided for clues. Beside here are some of her infamous pink outfits. Did you know her getups got pinker and more outlandish as she gained more power? Neither did i, such attention to detail.

I think one of the coolest displays on the tour is the glass graphics case, it is absolutely full of film details. Pictured below are two of my personal favourites: The infamous howler Ron received from his mother after he and Harry took an adventure in the flying Ford Anglia after they missed the Hogwarts Express and dozens of the letters that we sent to Harry's address in Little Whinging admitting him to Hogwarts. I just love all that sort of thing; the fonts and the layouts, as well as the attention to detail. Moving outside you're faced with the giant purple vehicle that is the Knight Bus. It really is huge, and very purple. Over in the corner, where they seem a little overlooked are some of the chess pieces Harry used while playing Wizard's Chess in the Philosopher's Stone.

Also outside are some very special models; first being number four Privet Drive, the home of Harry Potter and his under-the-stairs home. You can go right up to it and touch the very door that Harry went in and out of for years. You can also stand outside of the place where Harry was born, The Potter's Cottage in Godric's Hollow. They're just very special places and it's amazing to be able to stand where you've watched all the way through your childhood.

Once going back inside you're lead into the cosmetic and prosthetic department. Here you'll be talked to by Warick Davis where he explains a little about what you're looking at. You'll see plenty of heads that you recognise, for example: Gringott's Goblins, Merpeople from the Triwizard Tournament and Mandrakes, the screaming plants. You'll also see plenty of models of the cast that were used for many different scenes in the movies. One of my favourites is Dobby the House Elf. What's not to love? He's just adorable and Dobby's death scene gets me every time. Damn you Bellatrix.

Following on we see many of the animals featured in the films with the main being Aragog, Hagrid's spider from the Forbidden Forest. My goodness that thing is huge and it's suspended from the ceiling making it look incredibly creepy. You can even see all the little hairs on it's legs, up close. Ew. My favourite was certainly Buckbeak, the Hippogriff. It really is a sight to be seen, now i know it's not real but it was beautiful, peaceful and so serene. It gently moves it's head and neck, and bows to you to show it's approval. Amazing.

Now for what most people have probably been waiting for, Diagon Alley. Make sure to pronounce it correctly so you don't make your way down into Knockturn Alley. It's far, far smaller than you would ever expect but it's just as amazing. Everything is there: Flourish and Blotts, Olivanders and Eeylops Owl Emporium. The windows are full of exciting products for sale, and as usual the attention to detail is outstanding. Of course, my favourite is probably Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. It's the most outlandish store on Diagon Alley and you really can't miss it with it's large advertisement for Puking Pastelles, a puking child!

After here you go through a section showing you some sketches for original designs and some small, intricate paper models used to design sets. But this is all totally overshadowed by the amazing finale to this tour.

Welcome to Hogwarts!

You're greeted with the original and only model used for Hogwarts during all the films. Whenever you see an outside shot of the castle, this is what you're looking at. For a model, it's absolutely huge but for Hogwarts itself, it's tiny. Going back to the audio tour, here is where i got emotional. Tom Felton gives a very heartfelt speech about their time filming and how much they grew up at these studios, and it's just amazing. This model is everything that stands for the Harry Potter films and to see it in real life is definitely something to tick off the bucket list. I won't say too much more because i want everyone to have their own experience with this finale but it's honestly worth everything.

We spent a good three or four hours on this tour and i loved every minute of it. It's expensive but honestly so worth it. if you love Harry Potter or are just interested in film sets and everything that goes along with that you'll love this.


19 June 2013

#BEAUTY101: | Butter London's Knackered

As you saw in my last post, i picked up myself some new nail polish to test out and one of them was the ever hyped up Butter London polish in Knackered. In the bottle it's the most gorgeous, mermaid colour. I'd say it's a duo-chrome polish that looks somewhere between blue, green and grey. It's full of glitter that makes it look really iridescent and it's like nothing i have in my collection, it's actually something i've never seen before.

At £12 a bottle i had high hopes for this polish and had seen numerous reviews and raves about it on Youtube, so was very excited to road test this myself. Now, i have no idea if i was doing something wrong but i did not have a good time with this varnish. I absolutely adore the colour, even when applied which is the worst part about all of this. When on the nail it kind of takes on more of the grey quality of the shade but is heavily shiny and full of glitter, with a hint of blue when you're turning it in the light. It's gorgeous, but when i applied one coat is was so, so sheer almost so you couldn't even see that i'd applied anything. A plus point of this polish was that the first layer dried super fast, which i love, but the problem is because the colour came out so sheer it required three coats and that meant the drying time tripled. I hate slow drying nail polish and after an hour of wear it was still tacky, which is not acceptable in my book. It also barely stuck to the tips of my nails so even after three coats you could still see my nail through the polish and they wore away really fast. I don't really have a problem with chipping nail varnish but this colour wore really fast, after like a couple days. Not cool.

I love the colour and the consistency so i'd be interested in looking into other colours by this brand but at £12 a bottle, there are probably equally great brands out there for half the price.


17 June 2013

#OOTD | DIY Playsuit

Playsuit: Topshop | Lace: John Lewis | Tights: New Look | Shoes: Converse | Sunglasses: ASOS

I love this playsuit. It's a real classic in my wardrobe, as i've worn it time and time again for various different situations. I've had for a really long time, and it was actually really pricey when i bought it. I remember loving it but thinking how much money it was, but i'm so glad i caved and got it anyway. It's just gorgeous; red is one of my favourite colours and i think it just suits my skintone perfectly. It's so easy to throw on with it's elasticated waist, however sometimes doing the buttons up at the back can be a bit of a dilemma. The ruffle at the front just gives it a bit of oomph, as otherwise i would be quite plain.

Now, we all know i'm rather long in the leg department and as i've said before, it takes a lot for me to get my legs out in the sun. I rarely go anywhere without tights, in this country, unless it's a scorcher. After a lot of washes and a lot of wares, and probably some growing on my part, this little number got banished to the back of my wardrobe because it was getting a little short around the bum and i was no longer confident wearing it. I cannot even begin to explain how wrong short shorts are, there really is no need to see bum cheek. However, i couldn't bare to part with it so i decided that something had to be done. All it took was a trip to John Lewis' haberdashery department and voila! A little crochet addition. I actually really love how it turned out, it's got a very boho, festival vibe to it which i think is really cute and now i feel much more comfortable wearing this with or without tights, and it'll be making the trip with me this Summer, on holiday too.


14 June 2013

Beauty Haul #2 | Nail Polish

I had some Boots Vouchers left over from my birthday so i thought i'd treat myself to some bits and bobs i had been wanting. Turns out four of those things were nail polishes, so i thought i'd do a mini haul to show you what i chose.

Butter London Knackered | I have never tried any Butter London polishes, but i've seen and heard about them all over Youtube. This shade, Knackered, is quite a cult colour in the Youtube world so it has always been one on my lust list. The price has always put me off of these polishes because at £12, lets be honest, that's a little pricey. But you know, when you have vouchers that's the time to buy all the times you'd never normally spend your pennies on. This was the first one i tested out when i got home and the colour is just gorgeous it's such a hard shade to photograph. I'd say it's a duo-chrome colour with a pearly finish. It looks somewhere between a grey, blue, green, purple colour and it's just beautiful. When it's on the nails it reminds me of mermaids, you know, a classic mermaid's tail colour. The one downside to this shade, and as it's my only Butter London polish i can't speak for any of the others, it was fairly sheer when applied so to get a good opaque finish i had to build up three layers, which i hate to do because it just triples the drying time and that's what happened here. Drying speed for nail polish is my pet peeve, which is why i never buy drugstore polish anymore - except Model's Own. The first layer dried almost instantly, the second took a little longer but is to be expected and the third seemed to take hours. Most of the nail dried but the tips where i found i needed more polish to hide the white of my own nails just seemed to take forever, which really irritated me. I think next time i give this a go i'll probably make sure i'm in less of a rush. Take my time and let each layer properly dry and i might have a more successful application, but this colour is so unique that i'm willing to give it a second chance.

Essie Buy Me a Cameo | Essie is probably up there in my favourite brands of nail polish. The drying time is speedy and most polishes only need two coats, maximum. In my collection i have many of the classics: Tart Deco, Fear & Desire, Lilacism, Splash of Grenadine - which happens to be one of my all time favourite shades - but i don't have any shimmery colours, although Essie doesn't have too many to it's name. So, i thought i'd give this one a go. It's so beautiful, it's like a buttery, shimmery beige colour and actually it's very hard to describe. They apply like a dream and the brushes on the UK releases are big and only one or two swipes to get the whole nail. At £8 they're a more pricey than your average drugstore, but i definitely don't consider these to be drugstore polishes. They're more like premium, if you ask me.

Model's Own Hayley's Comet | I swear by Model's Own polishes; their drying time i second to none, and if you're in a hurry they're a great choice. They come in hundreds of different colours, and are adding new collections all the time to coincide with the seasons. Hayley's Comet is from the Beetle juice collection which is probably my favourite and i actually own all the shades from this range. They're all duo-chrome colours, and this one is no exception; it's somewhere between a red, orange, blue, teal shade which is really unusual and kinda reminds me of like a galaxy or something so the name is really fitting. These are only £5 a polish but always have offers on instore, in their own store, the Bottleshop, in Westfield London and online too.

Model's Own Champagne | This is probably my favourite and go-to nail varnish of all time. Whenever i wear it, i never fail to get compliments. It's exactly what it says on the tin, a gorgeous champagne colour. It dries so, so fast and if i have any nail polish on my toes it's usually guaranteed to be this. I've raved and raved and raved about this before so won't bore you again but if you're going to buy any new polish this season, i urge you to try out this one!


12 June 2013

#OOTD | Neon Jumper

Jumper: H&M | Trousers: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop | Necklace: River Island | Scarf: H&M

Hey Guys, and welcome to my new OOTD set up! Now i've finally got some time on my hands, i've had a fiddle (oo-er) with my tripod/camera set up and found a way of setting up in my room. So, welcome to my bedroom! I'm hoping to do all my OOTDs here from now on or, weather permitting, to do some outside and with the British weather on the up i'm hoping to get outside soon enough! This will also make things far easier to do OOTDs while i'm at university too, so hopefully they'll featuring a lot more on the blog from now on. However, things will be changing a tad around here because that luminous orange wall you see behind me? Well, that's going. I'm currently in the process of redecorating my room and soon that wall will be bright yellow! I'm hoping it won't throw my lighting off too much but i have a lot of natural night in my room so everything should be fine! Let me know what you think about the new set up, i much prefer it and think it looks far more personal!

OH! And have you noticed my hair is no longer red? Yes, i'm making the slow transition back to blonde because i missed it and you can do so much more with your hair when it's blonde. However, i think i'll always be a pillerbox redhead in my heart, but this is just a little more me.

At the moment, with the weather so undecided, this is my standard go-to outfit.  I absolutely adore these trousers, so much so i bought two pairs! They're just so comfortable and so flattering to my shape. They really work with my long legs and sweep over the parts i'm not so confident on. They're just something a little different than jeans, especially as i seem to be loving denim lately. They're made of a really thick material, so although stretchy similar to leggings they're definitely thick enough to get away with as trousers. They're built like a pair, with a fly and back pockets so i feel much more comfortable tucking things in or wearing cropped tops with them. I did buy the plain black versions of these but they just were not the same. The material was even thicker, with less stretch, so they did fit nicely even though i bought the same size and they definitely were not as long as these - which is something very important to me. So, if you're gonna go for it i'd, personally, shoot for this pair.

This jumper is my number one favourite outfit in my wardrobe right now. It's just so bright, and colourful, perfect for a gloomy or a sunny day. It's such a lightweight knit so it's great for wearing even when the weather's warming up because it just gives me something on the arms to help me feel more comfortable. It comes in tonnes of different colours, which i also own, and it's just so versatile - and as i'm growing older that's something i look for in an item.

Prepare to see these shoes in hundred of OOTDs, they're insanely comfortable, are brightly coloured and have a strap to keep my abnormally skinny feet in them. I just adore them and they pair with so much as they have black, pink, purple and a touch of orange in them. As for the scarf, what can i say? I just love the neon coral trend. It's perfect and lightweight for the Summer, and again goes with everything to brighten things up!

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