Feeling Fuchsia: Finally embracing colour in my wardrobe

These photos were taken by Yasmina on our recent trip to Liverpool for the CarnLIVal event. We were a little early for the event so decided to take advantage of the gorgeous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Hope Street. I must say this is probably the most public place I’ve ever taken photos as I usually hide down a quiet side street. But I really pushed myself to stand in the middle of a fairly busy street of an unknown city and I really think they paid off! Top: Primark (similar) Trousers: New Look Shoes: Matalan Handbag: Primark (similar) Watch – Rosefield* I think these…

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Finally Trying Colourpop.

If you’re like me you would have been over the moon when Colourpop was finally available for delivery to the UK. So a little while ago myself, Chloe, Helen and Amy all took advantage of the deal for free UK shipping and shared a delivery, this helped split the cost of customs which was about £20. After many an hour scouring the inter-web looking at swatches I finally decided on three shades of their liquid lipsticks to try, Creeper, Tulle and Avenue. Firstly the one thing I noticed was the colours in the tubes looked different to what I was expecting.…

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Secondhand Style #1 – What an egg-cellent dress

As I mentioned in this post the majority of my wardrobe has been bought in charity shops, eBay and Depop. As a huge bargain hunter and savvy secondhand searcher, I want to start featuring these more often in my outfit posts. So I’ve decided to begin a little feature called Secondhand Style so you can see all the fab bits and bobs I’ve managed to pick up, and believe me there are loads. I thought there would be no better way to start this off than with my best Depop purchase to date. The White Pepper was one of my favourite…

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Hive Coffee Company at Jarrow Hall.

Last Thursday evening I attended the V.I.P launch of Hive Coffee Company, a cafe based in Jarrow Hall which opened at the weekend. The cafe is a collaboration between two friends, Eve McPadden and Sarah Daglish, and they’re helping bring the old Bede’s world site back to life. I remember visiting Bede’s world on a school trip in year 3 and was sad to hear of its closure. But thanks to the charity Groundwork the site has been re-launched in October 2016 as Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. The cafe itself is based in Jarrow Hall, a…

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Current Skincare Favourites.

I’m going to be honest here, skincare isn’t my best skill. I always have the intentions of researching products and finding out what works best for my skin type (which I think is combination) but truth be told I don’t do any of that. I generally go by the mantra of if I like what I’m using I’ll carry on using it. Does that make any sense? I think because my skin is neither super oily or super dry I tend not to worry too much about if a product is ‘right’ for my skin type. I won’t worry if…

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