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(Evening) Skincare Routine!

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Ok, this is going to make me sound like the world's worst beauty blogger but I have a confession to make, and it's going to be met with a choir of "are you serious?" but it's something that I need to get off my chest with the promise of rectifying here and now...

I have NEVER had a skincare routine!

*Runs away and hides*

Apart from taking off my make up with make up wipes and the odd going over with the Garnier Micellar Water, I've never touched a skincare product, I've never even thought about it. Half the time it's because I'm too lazy at night to do anything after taking my make up off, or in the morning I don't have time to do anything before putting it on, but mainly because I have oily skin, I've always thought it would make it worse and as it's quite sensitive and tea tree (which I'm allergic too) pops up in everything, I've never bothered. I've never had particularly bad skin so I've never really thought anythin…

Date Night OOTD & FOTD

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So last week my Mum came for a visit and me, her and Nick went out for a lovely dinner and a few cocktails. I don't often get the chance of late to dress up and slap some fake tan on so I jumped at the chance to put the effort it...
I knew I was going out on Friday and with the Sun shining so brightly last week I went on a bit of a mission to find a new dress that was bit more Summery based around a pair of shoes I've been eyeing up for a couple of weeks ;)
I bagged this gorgeous Chiffon cream dress for a fiver, yes, FIVE POUNDS from Primark and gave in and purchased the shoes from New Look for £25. Jazzed it a little with a Stella & Dot Chevron Pave Ring and Christina Link Bracelet!

 (Nail polish is Barry M in Kiwi)
My face was purely based around the Smashbox Pore Minimising Photo Finish primer which I tried at the Smashbox Beauty Bloggers Event (read about it here) and ended up buying it when the sample ran out! I stuck with my regular Beautiful Matte foundation by N…

How I'm Wearing: Stella & Dot

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A few weeks ago I made a little announcement that I have joined the Stella & Dot Team as an Independent stylist. I've been like a little kid in a candy shop with all my gorgeous samples and new pieces and have loved sharing them on Facebook and Instagram etc so I thought I'd share with you how I've been wearing my statements and hopefully to give you some ideas for your Spring Wardrobe!  The gorgeous Mixed Metal Sutton Necklace (which is also available in different colours/metals and wearable in 6 different ways) is quickly and unexpectedly becoming possibly my favourite piece I own so far. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do as it's quite a statement piece and very full on but I'm surprised by how much I've worn it.
(I've also fallen in love with the Black Shift bag which is perfect for work, shopping trips or holidays! It also has a detachable clutch on the front so it's great if you're away for the weekend or on holiday and d…

Spring Wishlist!

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There's soooo much I want at the moment - everytime I walk passed a shop window I see something that takes my fancy and I won't lie, I've already been mooching around online for holiday clothes and stuff (3 months in advance but hey ho!) and I've felt quite imspired by some of the things I'm seeing. Plus with the sun out, it's making me think I can't live in jumpers for the rest of my life anymore so after a hunt around, I've come up with my favourite items for Spring and made myself a wishlist...



New Look has always been a favourite of mine for clothes as they do a great Tall range so I've picked out a lovely strapless Maxi dress for those really hot, catching some rays days along with a maxi skirt and a pair of hareen pants! To finish the outfit just some tan, wicker-style slip on shoes and a hat! Not really a hat person as I can never get one to fit my big head but I like the feathers around this one.

Boots.. AH! Where to start.. I just want al…

Smashbox Bloggers Event

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I'm a bit late with this post but better late than never, hey? Last week I went to the Smashbox Bloggers evening at Boots in Shrewsbury - it was a great opportunity to learn about the brand that I use but didn't know much about, and also to meet the other bloggers of Shropshire/Shrewsbury! 

The event was held by the gorgeous Charlotte and Kate - be sure to go and check them out if you're ever shopping in Shrewsbury. They gave great tips and advise and the best way to use the products to your advantage and to make the most of your skin type and were generally fantastic in selling the range and really confident and passionate when talking about their favourite items.

I've used Smashbox Mascara previously and I also have their Full Exposure pallet but other than that, I've never ventured into range as there seemed so much it was all a little confusing so the event was perfect for asking questions and getting the low down on each product and what it was for etc. I kn…

#GIRLspiration Tag

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I recently did a #GIRLspiration post for Barker Podcasts and after having felt very inspired by one particular girly after an incredible weekend, there was really no one else that I could choose to be my #GIRLspiration... 
Here are my answers and I tag all the girls out there to spread the love and #GIRLspiration! 

1. Who is your #GIRLspiration and Why? How does she inspire you? My #GIRLspiration, despite having only met her enough times to count on one hand, is the gorgeous Annie, aka Happy Boho! When I moved to Shrewsbury last year, I put on Twitter that I was new to the area and needed tips on where to go/what to see and she was the first person to respond and since then, Twitter wouldn't be the same without her. I don't know a huge amount about Annie but I'm sure that'll resolve itself over the Summer while we're sat outside sipping cocktails but what I do know, I love. When I first met Annie (after 9 months of Tweeting!!), I'd been going through a bit of a…

Fitness Update!

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I've been naughty and not updated this month about my health and fitness journey and how I'm getting on and after being inspired by a few other bloggers, and now I'm in single digits until my holiday (92 days... not that I'm counting or anything!) I thought I'd get my fat arse into gear and get myself motivated so I'm not on holiday trying to cover myself up!

So I think I left the last update with a couple of targets...

Tone up the Bingo Wings
(Getting there, slowly but surely - definitely been doing more weights at the gym and can see a slight difference - not enough to wear a short sleeve anything yet though)! Learn of more healthy desert options
OBSESSED with fruit at the moment! I've been having greek yoghurt with chocolate gluten free granola and some kinda fruit.. normally raspberries or strawberries. Drink Tiny/Anti C Tea regularly
I've been really good at drinking the tea over the last couple of months and have sadly ran out just a couple of da…