Monday, 29 December 2014

The Top 10 Trends of 2014

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… this may not be the opening of a Charles Dickens’ novel, but such a phrase could never have rang more true in summing up 2014. It seems that this year was one giant rollercoaster of trends and we’ve seen it ALL - from the classic to the crazy – but there are always certain fads that make an imprint and stick with us. I’ve picked out my favourite (and not so favourite) trends that have caused a storm in the fashion-sphere during the past twelve months:

Monday, 15 December 2014

Teen Skin Actives Review

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teen skin actives
Teen Skin Actives Clearing Spot Gel* £6.99
Teen Skin Actives Clearing Skin Wash* £9.99

Recently I was sent some fab skincare products to review from Teen Skin Actives and I must admit I've had so much fun testing them out for the past couple of weeks! The new range, created by specialist Eve Taylor OBE, is specifically formulated to be effective on younger skin, which is great for someone like me and other teenagers who often need to take that extra bit of care when looking after their delicate skin. The products are all colour coordinated (which I LOVE!) and are made from natural plant extracts which means not only are they soft and gentle on the skin, but they also smell absolutely divine! The products I picked have a gorgeous lemongrass scent to them which always leaves me feeling fresh as a daisy both morning and night. 

Buuuut rather than me just rambling on about the wonders they do to your skin, I think it'll be far more informative and beneficial if I showed you my mini photo diary from the week I first tried out both the clearing skin wash and blemish gel.... WARNING: View close up/unedited/au naturel photos of me with caution ;)

Friday, 5 December 2014

#CountdownToChristmas | Next Wishlist

It's the second installment of my biweekly #CountdownToChristmas series (if you missed the first post, you can catch up on it here) and this time I'm getting into the festive spirit by sharing my Christmas wishlist in coordination with Next's blogger network! Keep reading to see if anything tickles your fancy...

Monday, 1 December 2014

British Fashion Awards 2014 Red Carpet Highlights

Tonight saw the occasion of the prestigious British Fashion Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall at the London Coliseum - a stylish event that celebrates the creativity and global success of British designers. Although I wasn't in attendance myself, I had great fun seeing the live updates by the BFC Instagram account as the evening was studded with A-list celebs who were all dressed up to the nines sporting various designers (and even high-street brands!) on the red carpet. Here are some of my personal highlights PLUS a FULL winners list below...
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Harry Styles wearing Burberry

#CountdownToChristmas | The Christmas Tag

I can't believe it's December already! Where has the year gone? To celebrate the *official* advent of the festive season, today's post kicks off the exciting #CountdownToChristmas blog series that I'm taking part in this year. Every Monday and Friday until Boxing Day I'll be blogging about a range of set topics (focused around Xmas, duh!) so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and join me in the fun of counting down the amount of sleeps 'til Santa!
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Image by Beautiful You & beautybyemily