Beauty · Fashion

September Favourites 

Hi my lovelies, can you believe we’re in October already? It’s now already, time to start thinking about the C word…..Christmas!!! I love Christmas 🎄 so I’m happy.  September was a good month for me and saw me consciously re-couple with my long time partner.  September also saw me buy more things than usual, yes that is possible because hey it’s Autumn and a girl needs to update her Wardrobe and Beauty stuff right?/. How was your September?? What items did you love last month ?? Comment below and let me know!! 💋

Beauty Favourites 


Solait Exress Tan Dark 

So at the end of August I was lucky to go away to my Nan’s caravan on the East Coast and I forgot to fake tan before i went and I also forgot to pack my tan. I feel better with a tan plus I was staying with my Sister (Click here to visit her blog) and my Brother who had both been on holiday so I looked even paler than normal compared to them. So an emergency trip to Superdrug was needed. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on tanning products as the month before I’d bought the BondiSands tan. (see review here).  After reading the bottle this tan claims to be

• lightweight, fast-absorbing and quick drying formula can be depending on your desired shade be washed off after 1-3 hours.

• enriched with Aloe Vera, Glycerin & Vitamin E to help moisturise the skin for long-lasting results.

•transfer resistant and non-streak finish

•lasts for days

•with guide colour

• tropical scent

I picked this tan based on these claims and I wasn’t disappointed plus I’ve not tried an express tan before so I was keen to try as I was gonna be short of time. This tan does have a nice tropical scent a bit similar to a sunscreen lotion. It’s not as nice or strong-smelling as the Bondisands tan. The smell does fade as the tan develops and you get a slight digestive biscuit smell. As the tan is dark when you apply it, you can see where you’ve applied so you can make sure it’s rubbed in nicely and theirs no white bits. The first time I used this tan I only left it on an hour it left me with a subtle tan, as I like to be dark I now leave it on for the full 3 hours, which leaves behind a darker natural looking tan that fades evenly. My skin feels moisturised after using this tan.

NYX Epic Ink Liner (black)

The nib on this eyeliner pen makes applying my winged eyeliner easier than other eyeliner’s that I have used as it’s quite thin. It’s smudge-proof, which is ideal as I always end up with eyeliner in my crease throughout the day. This eyeliner also lasts all day and doesn’t fade and it’s waterproof.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Pallete in Ablaze

I’ve wanted this pallete since my birthday in February but I resisted the urge and regretted it since cuz every time I went in boots after it was out of stock. So the last time I went to boots, it was thankfully in stock. It’s the most expensive eyeshadow pallete I own and I can definitely tell the difference from high-end to high street. First of all the picture above doesn’t do the pallete any justice. The colours are beautiful & it’s the perfect eye pallete for autumn featuring a mixture of golds, browns, purples & oranges. The colours are super pigmented, easy to blend and lasts all day.

Fashion Favourites

Red Coat from Primark (pictured above)

I love Primark lately they’ve really upped their fashion game. I recently popped in primark just for a few essentials but as usual came out with a bag full, well 2 bags full (oops). If you would like to see a primark haul leave me a comment. As I’ve featured in a previous blog post (click Here) about red being the “IT” colour of AW17. As that being the case I couldn’t resist picking up this eye-catching bright red tailored coat. I spent a few minutes ummming and arrrrring about whether I should buy it as I have a wardrobe full of coats as it is and well I’m running out of space. When I saw the price and that it was only £25 I couldn’t argue with that could I? It looks more expensive than its price tag (starts singing Jessie J, where has she got to anyway??). It’s perfect for autumn as it’s not super thick to wear now and come winter you can wear layers underneath.

Red Suede Chelsea Boots (pictured above)
I also picked up this beautiful red suede Chelsea boots that match the coat perfectly and These boots are a great buy if you want to add a pop of colour to an outfit. I’ll Just let the picture do the talking for me about why i love these boots.

So that’s it my September Favourites what were yours ??

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

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OOTD – Red Hot For Leather

Hi my lovelies, hope you had a good weekend? Well Autumn 🍂 has well and truly hit the UK. The hours of sunlight are getting shorter (not ideal when your a blogger, natural light is our saviour). The weathers getting colder, damper and well just miserable. But it’s not all doom and gloom cuz with autumn comes a new season wardrobe where you can wear layers, think jumpers, hats and scarves. It’s also the season of hot drinks ☕️ ,and cozy nights in. 

Outfit Details 

For this weeks outfit of the day, I wore a pleather black pinafore dress with the cutest flower embroidered detailing from Select (buy here). I then wore under this dress a red ribbed Choker knit bodysuit also from Select (buy here). I think these bodysuits are perfect for this time of year as their are great for layering and adding warmth, so I also picked one up in black and one in grey.  For accessories I wore a studded Choker from primark, my bakerboy hat and my embroidered bag. The  patent black boots are from primark. 

What are your Autumn essentials?


Thanks for reading 

Nicolle 💋

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OOTD – Monochrome Maddness

Hi my beauty’s,  Hope your all having a wonderful weekend? Today’s outfit was inspired by the 60’s. If you think of the 60’s you think of knee high boots, miniskirts, black and white and a pop of colour. This outfit certainly doesn’t disappoint in terms of that. 

Outfit Details 

I styled my outfit around this halterneck monochrome paisley swing minidress. (a few seasons old so it’s outta stock). I then styled it with a pair of chunky knee high platform boots from H&M (similar here). For the pop of colour I wore this gorgeous mustard colour faux suede biker jacket from Missguided (buy here). For accessories I wore a black floppy hat from primark and sunglasses from H&M. For makeup I kept it neutral wearing just a bronze smokey eye and nude lips. 


*would like to say thanks to my brother for taking my blog photos you can follow his gaming blog here

Thanks for reading 

Nicolle 💋

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AW/17 Trend – Red Is The New Black

Hi, Can you believe it’s September already? As we welcome in September we also prepare to say Hello to Autumn (September 22nd), hello to colder weather, darker nights, the return of the pumpkin spice drink, cozy nights in and Halloween and Bonfire night. The new season also brings along with it new trends straight off the catwalk to bring your wardrobe up to date and keep you looking stylish as well as cozy.

This season the trend that dominated the catwalk was the color of the season RED, so swap your PINK shades, from last season because were going darker for autumn think burgundy’s, scarlet’s wine colors etc in a rage of different textures from PVC, leather , velvet satin etc. Wear the look Red to toe (see what I did there), for a high impact look straight of the catwalk or incorporate the look with one bold red piece, or for an easy way to incorporate the red trend into your wardrobe wear red accessories. The good thing about red is it’s the most flattering color on all skin types.

 

From Catwalk to the High-Street to your Closet!!!!

Chloe
Chloe AW17
At the Chloe catwalk, models wore Red velvet dresses paired with patent Grey shoes.
Fendi AW/17 Red To Toe

 

Designers at Fendi, sent the models down the catwalk wearing the look from head to toe, in a range of different textures. one look featured a long length tailored coat with fur cuffs, red accessories and Red knee-high patent boots. another look featured a midi-length PVC pencil skirt with a sheer blouse, another look featured a Red embroidered blouse and sheer tulle skirt.

Max Mara – AW17 Red To Toe

The designers at Max Mara sent designers down the catwalk wearing red from head to toe in a range of different materials and contrasting shades.

 

Jackets

 

Red tailored coat
Red Tailored Coat- River Island

Red Longline Collared Coat – NewLook

Red Aviator Jacket
Red Aviator Jacket – Missguided

Red PU Biker Jacket
Red PU Biker Jacket – PLT
 

Boohoo Red Military Jacket
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Tops
Red frill front plunge bralet
Red Bralet  – River Island

Red Ribbed Funnel Neck Top
Red Ribbed Funnel Neck Top – New Look

Red Sweetheart Layered Peplum Crop Top
Red Sweetheart Layered Peplum Crop Top – Missguided

Red Ruffle Detail Knit Bardot Long Sleeve Top
Red Ruffle Long Sleeve Bardot Crop Top – PLT

Trousers

Dark red ring tie culottes
Dark Red Ring Tie Culottes – River Island

Red Frill Hem Trousers
Red Frill Hem Trousers – New Look

Red Military High Waisted Trousers
Red Military High Waisted Trousers – Missguided

Red Front Lace Up Skinny Trousers
Red Front Lace Up Skinny Trousers – PLT

Boohoo Red Vinyl Trousers
Red High Shine Vinyl Trousers – Boohoo

Skirts/Shorts

Red bow hem shorts
Red Bow Hem Shorts – River Island
Red Patent Leather-Look Pencil Skirt

Red Faux Leather Button Up Shorts
Red Faux Leather Button Up Shorts – Missguided

Red Tiered Split Midi Skirt
Red Tiered Split Midi Skirt – PLT

Boohoo Red Vinyl Zipper Skirt
Red Vinyl Zip Front Mini Skirt – Boohoo

Dresses

Red bardot long sleeve bodycon mini dress
Red Bardot Long sleeve Bodycon Dress – River Island

Red Premium Strappy Lace Dress
Red Premium Lace Strappy Dress – New Look

Red Polka Dot Print Frill Tea Dress
Red Polka Dot Print Frill Tea Dress – Missguided

Burgundy Lace Ruffle Detail Plunge Maxi Dress
Burgundy Lace Ruffle Detail Plunge Maxi Dress – PLT

Boohoo Jumper Dress
Red Soft Knit Jumper Dress – Boohoo 

Shoes/Boots

Red Round Studded Faux Suede Block Heels
Red Studded Block Heels – PLT

Boohoo Court Shoe
Red Pearl Trim Ankle Band Court Shoe – Boohoo
Accsessories

Red quilted cross body chain bag
Red Quilted Cross Body Chain Bag – River Island
Red Flower Tassel Drop Earrings
Red Flower Tassel Drop Earrings – New Look

 

Boohoo Red Beret
Red Felt Beret – Boohoo
Are you liking the red trend yay or Nay ? Let me know in the comments along with how you plan on introducing a little color in your life.

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle x

Beauty · Fashion

July Favourites

Hi,  hope you all enjoyed the month of July.

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fashion favourites

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Black Polka Dot Print Frill Tea Dress – Missguided

 

Black Polka Dot Print Frill Tea Dress

This dress from Missguided fits nicely and accentuates my figure as it’s a good quality material that clings to the body. This dress is a great transitional piece as its great to wear for the rest of summer with sandals and you can also wear it with boots and tights come colder weather. This Dress is the right length on me and im under 5ft, so bear that in mind when buying this dress if your tall.

Red Beret – Missguided

This red beret adds instant chicness to any outfit and completes any outfit. This hat from missguided is of good quality and well made.

Mermaid Holographic Shell Bag – Home Bargains.

This bag is a decent size and holds a medium-sized purse, a passport, phone and a lipstick. This novelty bag adds quirkiness to any outfit and I’m obsessed with mermaid and Metallics this Summer.

Beauty Favourites

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Rimmel Insta Contour Crayon -Medium

This Contour crayon is a Handbag essential as it’s a double ended contour crayon with a contour shade at one end and a highlighter at the other. This crayon makes creating a basic contour look easy and is great for when in a hurry.  The formulas of these crayons are high pigmented and easy to blend. However if you use too much of the contour shade it can look a little harsh.

B. Blending Sponge – Superdrug

After losing my previous blending sponge for the billionth time, and been without one for a few months. I finally give in again and bought another as I missed how the blending sponge blended in my liquid concealer compared to a brush. The results of using a beauty sponge are the results are more flawless and the makeup looks less cakey.  I just wish they didn’t roll away.

Bondi Sands Self tanning Foam Dark

This fake tan is easy to apply, has the most amazing coconut smell as you apply, this tends to fade as the tan develops and has a faint fake tan smell but the odour isn’t as strong as some of the other tans on the market. The tan develops to build a natural looking tan that fades after about a week that doesn’t leave you looking like a Zebra. The only negative side is the tan doesnt develop as dark as I would have liked but its more natural looking than some of the tans that i have used.  The bottle does recommend applying a second coat after 30 minutes for a darker tan, however I’ve not tried this yet. (if you would like a full review of this Product let me know).

What were your July Favourites and if you’ve tried any of these products what did you think ? let me know in the comments.

*All opinions about the products used are completely my own.

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Nicolle

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OOTN- fifty Shades Of Pink 

Hi, hope you’ve all had a good weekend. This weekend I celebrated my daughters first Birthday (it only seems two minutes ago since I give birth), and had a day out in Leeds. What did you guys do?

Outfit details

For tonight’s post it features this dress in the it colour of the season again PINK!! I know I’m obsessed with this colour lately I think being a mum to a little girl has made me want to act like a princess again.  This eye-catching pink silk slip dress with matching Choker from Glitterbox clothing.  Fits the body nicely to accentuate your curves. I paired this dress with my fluffy pink heels. For accessories I wore rose gold jewellery and for the pictures a sparkly pink champagne glass was mandatory (if you don’t, can you even call yourself a blogger…).

For the makeup I wore a bronze gold smokey eye and nude lips. For the hair I curled it using my corkscrew curlers for the extra glamorous look.

I also feel this dress would look easily as good with a pair of white trainers and a denim jacket and white backpack for a laid back sports Luxe look. (Think Baby Spice from the Spice Girls).

Thanks for reading

Nicolle 💋

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OOTD – Life Is A Flower 🌺 

Hi, Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to an evening wedding reception at Wortley Hall. The grounds and the building was breathtakingly stunning, so not one to miss out on a photo opportunity, I took some pictures of my outfit to share with you.

Outfit Details

This outfit centres around this eye-catching lilac/grey floral print culotte jumpsuit with Bardot detailing. I’ve been impressed with Primark lately they’ve really upped their style game. When I first laid eyes on this jumpsuit I loved it but nearly didn’t buy it as jumpsuits and culottes don’t normally suit me as I’m petite. However I’m glad I took the risk as I feel this really suits me, judge for yourself. I then paired this with items in the colour of the season millennial pink.  The oversised blazer with ruched detailing on the arm also from primark, a pink shoulder bag with circle Buckle details also from primark and pink fluffy court shoes. For the accessories I wore minimal silver jewellery and for makeup I wore a purple and pink smokey eye and a bright pink lip (also known as my Nicki Minaj lipstick).  Yes I did reference the 90s song by ace of base in my title.

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Thanks for Reading

Nicolle x

Beauty · Fashion · Lifestyle

June Favourites 

Hi, hope you all had a lovely June. First of all I’d like to apologise for the lack of posting new material. These last few months have seen lots of changes in every aspect of my life. At the end of May, me and my former partner of 6 years and father of our 11 month old daughter decided to call it quits. So I’m back like living with my parents with a baby.

First night back at home I remember feeling upset and down about the thought of moving back home and been a single parent. I suppose it’s the stigma attached to the single parent status and being 25 theirs that added pressure that you should have a career, be settled down and moving out and here I was doing it all opposite. But then came on the news about the terrorist attack in Manchester, where 22 innocent people lost their lives many of them young children. I spent most of the night crying for those people and their families. Being a new mum one of my biggest fears is anything happening to my child or anything happening to me what prevents me from taking care of my child. As I kissed my child goodnight that night I realised I was blessed and we all are blessed for every moment we get to share and spend with our loved ones. It completely put things Into perspective for me no matter what happens in your life as long as the people who matter to you are alive and healthy, does anything else really matter that much?


Fashion Favourites

Pink Oversized Tailored Blazer with Ruched Detailing on Arms – Primark

The “IT” colour of the season is Millennial Pink. A few year ago if people would have said that I would even buy pink items yet alone love wearing them, and feature them in a favourites, I would have said shuuuutttupp (in my best Essex accent). This blazer instantly brightens up any outfit and makes it look put together with the blazers tailoring and detailing on the sleeves. You can wear this jacket with jeans, dresses, wear it at the office, and on a night out. It’s also lightweight for this seasons weather.

Pink Circle Buckle Shoulder Bag – Primark

Shock horror! Another item in the “IT” season of the colour. This bag definitely looks more expensive than its £7 price tag, with the bird detailing on the buckle. It’s also a great size for carrying my handbag essentials.

Gingham Black & White Checked Crop Top – Boohoo

This top has become my go to when in doubt on what to wear. It looks great on, fits like a glove, comfortable to wear, and is made from good quality material. I’ve been wearing this top with everything from jeans, shorts and skirts. I’ve also dressed it down in the day with a pair of flared hem jeans, and dressed it up at night with a pair of suede black lace up shorts.


Beauty Favourites 

Sleek lipstick in VIP night spot shade red 

I’ve been wearing this red lipstick for the last month. A bright red lipstick instantly brightens up any look and can take you from day to-night. I love this colour on me as before I bought this lipstick I would never have worn a red lipstick but I feel this colour suits me. It’s a long-lasting bright matte lip colour that’s not too drying. I will definitely be purchasing more sleek lipsticks in a variety of different colours.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black

This mascara is a firm favourite of mine I try others but always try this one again and fall back in love. The formula of the mascara is dark and covers all my lashes it makes them look longer without clumps and doesn’t dry and flake throughout the day. The tiny brush also coats all the lashes and separates them. This mascara also doesn’t irritate my eyes like some other mascaras can do.

Nip & Fab  Dragons Blood Serum 

This serum makes my skin feel so moisturised and dehydrated. I definitely feels that it plumps up my skin, calms any redness and stops it from looking dull and dry.  I use this serum in an evening after cleansing and before I use my moisturiser.

Lifestyle Favourites

Feast Of Fools – The Morganville Vampires book 4 – Rachel Caine 

I love all things supernatural so after reading and watching vampire diaries, twilight and Harry Potter I needed something else, that’s when I discovered the Morganville book series.  The morganville book series revolve around a group of friends trying to stay alive in a town where no ones what their seem especially after dark. I’d definitely give this a read if you liked the vampire diary’s.

Pukka Night-time Tea 

This tea is the perfect drink to have before bed as it’s caffeine free, contains lavender and chamomile both known for their calming effects on the body. I dunno how to describe the taste of this tea but when I drink it, I just feel calm and de-stressed and all cozy and ready for bed.

*all thoughts and opinions on products used in this post are completely my own. 

Thanks for reading

Nicolle 💋

 

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OOTD – That 70’s Show.

Hi,

Hope you’ve all had a lovely week & looking forward to a nice rest this weekend I know i am.

The Trend Behind the Outfit

This Outfit was inspired by the 70’s Era. This era is one of my most-loved in terms of fashion. 70’s fashion is hard to describe in one word as it was just as easy-going and natural as it was vibrant and flamboyant (which pretty much sums me up). I love how the 70’s brought about the hippie and Bohemian movement. If living in the 70’s you got to dress like you was going to a festival everyday I would have been in my element and was definitely born in the wrong era. This look featured on this post however is a bit more conservative and has serious Jackie O vibes. Has it features a tan-colored two-piece suit which when worn together looks like a trench coat.

Outfit Details

This look centers around this Two piece Suit, featuring a Tan cropped Trench Jacket and the Tan Trench Mini-Skirt to match, both from Missguided. You can wear either piece on its own or together like I have done.  I wore just a basic black  choker neck t-shirt from NewLook (similar here). I love this t-shirt as it can be paired with almost anything.  To Complete the outfit I wore some Black Platform Over the Knee Chunky Boots from H&M (similar here)

For the Accessories I wore my Black Embroidered Chain Bag, Black Baker Boy Hat, and my Jackie O Sunglasses, all from NewLook (all sold out).

What is your favorite Fashion Era?

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OOTD -Ahoy There Sailor!

Hi,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, Is it me or does the weekend go way too fast, before you know it its Monday again.

The Trend Behind The Outfit

Today’s outfit for me is quite a casual look (well it is for me anyways). This look is a Nautical look as it features a Monochrome color scheme and contains stripes. The Nautical trend is always available on the High Street in Spring as it is a timeless trend that never goes out of style and is perfect for transitioning from the colder to the hopefully warmer weather.

Outfit Details

I styled this outfit around this Red & white Statement Shirt from Zara, (Also featured in my April Favorites). It’s such a stand out piece the rest of the outfit needed to be quite plain and I stuck to just one color White. I paired the top with these Skinny White Jeans also from Zara. For a Jacket I wore a Long White Waistcoat from NewLook (Similar Here), and for the Shoes I wore these White Court Heeled Shoes.

I completed the look with minimum accessories & jewelry. I completed the look with a large white laser-cut handbag, which I bought while holidaying in Croatia. The White Cat-Eye sunglasses are from a vintage market. The Large Pearl Choker is from Primark.

To complete the look I just wore my hair natural and slicked back at one side. For makeup i wore a gold/bronze smokey eye & on the lips i wore a bright orange colour.

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