My (now not so) New Satchel Bag!!

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Heyyya. Long time no see. Although – I can’t actually see you guys, but I think you know what I mean! I’m soooo sorry I haven’t posted for ages but kinda been caught up and busy in other stuff (holiday, school and Instagramming…) but YES I know thats not a good enough reason. It been almost a month since I last posted, I mean can you believe that?  Righty ho, on with the show. This post is about my bag which I ordered from Amazon not so long ago, and have fallen completly head-over-heels in love with it. If you love it as much as me, then (obvs) click on the ‘CLICK HERE’ button below and it’ll take you straight to amazon. Lotsa love xxx

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So I got this bag about 2 weeks back and was super super pleased with it. Its the perfect size to fit all my stuff in it (and in my case that quite a lot!!) – as well as a load of random crap I usually carry the following in my bag: mascara, lipgloss, mirror, phone, magazine, 2 notebooks, 2 pens (and no, I have no idea why I have to have to of each!), tissues, earphones, purse, hairbrush, hand cream, hand sanitizer, bobby pins, Kleenex shine absorbing sheets, face wipes, body spray, perfume, random bits of jewellery and a hec of a lot of receipts! So a bag can carry all that then its bound to be a winner/all-rounder/bag-that-you’ll-use-until-it-breaks. It also goes with literally everything in my wardrobe – which is why I opted for the classic brown colour because although it might be boring – it’ll never date. The bag is a really nice style and personally I think it looks more expensive than others for this reason. It have a detachable strap and you can change the length of it too. And whats more it comes in avariety of different colours – yayy! So just hit that green button…

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And yep this is just some of the stuff that can be fitted into this genius-of-a-bag!!

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Ciate’s Hot New Nail Kit

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Say what? Chalkboard paint for nails – you have to be kidding me. Ciate has never failed to impress us (especailly this year) with their bestselling Caviar and Velevet maincure sets (see below), as well as the gorgeous polishes they have to offer too. But their latest (and I personally think their most innovative) mani set is Chalkboard nails. there I said it. They look incredibly cool, complete with a liquid chalk pen that you can doodle with (on your nails, obvs) to your hearts content – yes, really. The pack includes the matte ‘blackboard’ base coat, four pens and a Ciate top coat. Once the base coat is dry, you can experiment with different designs using the pens – if you don’t likey then they just simpley wash off with water and you can start doodling on your nails all over again! Once you’re happy with a design cover with the top coat and you’re done!! It’s like being back at school – but this time doodling is encouraged (finally) ☺

Ciate Caviar Pink

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£25, available at Selfridges from April 2013.

Street Style Snaps: Vogue Festival

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Love Vogue. Love Vogue Festival. I wish I could’ve gone – but I think these pics almost make up for it!! I think street style is one of the best ways to get inspo for your outfits and wardrobe because – sorry high-end designer boutiques and catwalks – its a quick (and cheaper) way to get an idea of the trends, what people are wearing and what you like – without going out of your way – like searching the web, reading tons of fash mags or going to pricey catwalk shows – pha as if we hate doing that anyway!!

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Love this top.

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Cool ‘N’ Quirky. Nice.

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Big fan of the creepers!! Oooh liking the pop of colour from the Chanel bag.

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Love this wacky candy-wrapper bag – think its Maison Martin Margiela for H&M?

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Loving the (almost) matching kimono’s-style cardigans!

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Oreintal prints. Tick. Bold Lips. Tick. And the Chanel bag’s seem to be super popular today.

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Simple and classic. Always a winner.

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Check out the Vogue website for more details.

4 DIY’s To Kick-Start Your Summer

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Hey all, today I have some super-duper diy’s to liven up your spring and…well…get you in the summery mood – who cares if we’re early?!

1. Ribbon Bow Sandals

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This first DIY, I found on another blog- called ‘Sprinkles in Springs’. Its reaaaaallly cool and Kara (its her blog)  posts inspiring diys and lookbooks – its defo worth a a look. Just click on the shoesies if you wanna check it out. The diy itself, is probably much easier than you think. Just tie a few bows out of ribbon and glue them down the front. Simples.

2. Pretty Little Tea Light

I’ve always loved the fact that in summer you can stay outside for ages and it will still be light. But as the light starts to fade, you need a cute votive to help you see the way ♥

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I don’t even think I need to explain this one it so easy-peasy. Just grab anything that takes your fancy e.g. fabric scraps/remnents, ribbon, buttons – you get the idea – and arrange them on your chosen tealight before gluing. The best thing about this is that no tealight can ever be the same – yay!

3. Triangle-Tipped Mani

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This (although it may not look it) is also super-easy – noticing a pattern anyone?? All you are gonna need is:

  • 2 bottles of nail polish (I recommend a light colour for the base and a bright colour for the triangle – even tho’ I’ve done completly the opposite!!)
  • Top coat (optional)
  • Selotape/sticky tape
  • Nail polish remover- to make sure your nails are clean
  • Nail Scissors – to cut the tape

First, paint your bottom coat. You may need to do this up to three times depending on your nail polish shade. Then, making sure the bottom layer is COMPLETELY dry, I repeat COMPLETELY dry, take two pieces of tape and position them diagonal on either side of the nail so they make a triangle. Do this with all of your nails (it doesn’t take as long as you think). Paint over and leave to dry properly for a good 15 minutes. Peel of the tape – make sure you are gentle – and leave to dry for another few minutes before appyling your top coat. Woooo! Ya done.

4.  Crocheted Floral Headbands

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I luvvv these headbands cause they are really verstatile (yep, I know thats my word at the mo!). You can either wear them as a headband, hairband, bracelet, necklace – I mean the list doesn’t end!! If you guys are COMPLETELY (big completely!!) in love with them – they are really pretty – then click here. The blog is sooo nice – its one of my mum’s favourites for crochet patterns and is just generally tip-top so check it out. If for whatev’s reason you can’t find the pattern then just comment – and remember that the pattern was originally intended to be made into a garland, but my mum made it into a band for me ‘coz she’s genius☺, so you might have to alter it.

Thanks for reading lovely people – its much appreicated!!

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Must-Haves for S/S 2013

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There’s gonna be loads of different versions and opinions of what bloggers – well and just general fash-mad people – think are THE key pieces for this s/s. There always will be. And I know its kinda hard to decide which one to read or follow. But I’ve already decided for you. READ MINE!!! xoxoxox

1. The Quirky Sunnies

First up is sunnies. Which I think everyone has to agree is part of every girl’s summer wardrobe even if it isn’t a trend but luckily for us – this year it is but with a slight twist! Interesting and quirky sunglasses are not only the perfect way to instantly update your wardrobe, they are fabulous-o to personal and indivdualise your outfit too! Even better  – they are super cheap!! All the sunnies below are under 20 quid – what more can you want! Good tip: if you want to individulise your sunglasses even more then just grab an old pair and get creative! Use a glue gun to add embellishments of your choice e.g. flowers, studs or gems.

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ASOS – £15

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ASOS – £12

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Dolly Bow bow – £15

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Topshop – £16

2. The 90’s High-Waisted Jeans

Denim is back this s/s and its back with a BANG. Because its so versatile you can keep it cas’ with a crop and creepers (see pic below) or glam it up with a collared blouse and courts. Famous peeps as well have be spotted working the trend from the likes of Poppy Delevingne to Rita Ora. High-waisted jeans is one of the easiest of pieces to buy in denim because it will go with EVERYTHING (and I mean everything – including that top from last summer – this super-item will bring it up to date in seconds). Whether you have a high-budget or a tight one there’s pair of high-waisters out there for you!! If you want to invest in a pair of good quality jeans that you will last through the whole season then try these Topshop jeans – they are super comfy  and I would recommend them. Or if your price-range lower then Primark have a really cool summer range out – which includes high-waisted jeans – yay!

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Varsity crop top £6 (April) Boyfriend jeans £15 (February) Strap heels £12 (May) Fringe bag £8 (May)

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Topshop – £40

3. The Summer Flats

Flats. They just HAVE to be the ultimate summer shoe. Just coz’. Whether you’re at a festival, on the beach or just lounging round the pool (lucky) flats seem like the perfect choice. I mean lets face it – platforms aren’t. So what type of flat, I hear you ask? Creepers – jeepers – sorry had to do that, and gladiators are the hottest (and comfiest!) shoes money can buy – so go get a pair!!

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Office – £35

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River Island – £45

4.  The Varisty Tee

If you’ve read some of my previous posts then you’ll know I luvvv the varisty trend – especially the tee’s!! I have a slightly over-sized varisty tee as well as a crop top (check out the one in the primakr pic above^)- and will most defo buy more. Both times these tees were a £10 and under so they are a superbly-cheap way to convert your wardrobe in too s/s – oooh and oversized ones also look great with beach wear.

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Missguided – £11.99

5. The Floral Blazer

You either love full-on florals or you hate ’em. I love them. There’s nothing more summery than a floral headband or skirt. But your key floral piece this s/s is the blazer. Balzer’s are great all-rounders, which makes this trend even easier to do – just pair with your high waisted jeans and some glads (see what I’ m doing here?) and you’re good to go!

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Forever 21 – £22.75

Thanks for reading!

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Photo Collection: After Dark

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Heya!

I’ve been getting a little snap happy recently – so I decided to share these pics I took a couple of weeks ago. They were taken on a long, overcast, gloomy weekend (which is basically the norm in England!) at Hampton Court Palace. If you ever get a chance to go you should go there – its fab for photography because – especially using a black and white lense (yes, I cheated!!). So yeah – enjoy peeps!!

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Camera: Nikon P510

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FREEBIE: Lovely Little Poster Quote

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Who doesn’t love free stuff?? Seriously tho’ is a there a single human being on the planet who doesn’t? I didn’t think so. That’s why as one of my regular feautures I’m going to doing a montly round-up of THE best free stuff you will have ever seen and some of my little hand-made free things too. The free things could be anything from print-outs and pictures to craft tutorials and templates.

Hope you like.

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1. Papercraft Inspirations Magazine – FREE PAPERS

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Papercraft Inspirations is an A-MAZING website is you’re an avid crafter (but like me) or papercrafter and love scrapbooking, collaging or obvs, making cards. They regulary post free papers, templates for cards and competitions and giveaways on there blog so its worth a look!! If you want to check out there blog or want to download the papers above then just click the following links or search for ‘Papercraft Inspirations’. Just click the pic (ha ha its rhymes) to collect your free papers. You’re welcome.

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2. Poster Quote

So this is a little sommin’ made by me and I’m calling them Poster Quotes – super original I know. Hopefully, they can become a regular thingy-ma-bob on my blog because I think its nice to have some wise words to brighten up your day. Enjoy – but I will just say please can you use them for personal use 🙂

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3. Miss.Ladyfinger – Blog

Now I know what you’re thinking – this isn’t free stuff! Well it is – sort of – its just an excuse to share this beautiful blog with you guys. If you luvvv nail art then you’re in for a treat!! The ‘Miss. Ladyfinger’ blog posts weekly nail art how to’s inspired directly from runway looks.

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Thanks for reading!!

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