Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lets Talk Jewellery

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I've never been a massive fan of jewellery, I've always been a believer of the 'less is more' sentiment - having said that you'll always find me with a pair of simple earrings and some gorgeous rings to match. Whilst it doesn't add to my overall outfit, it does make you look well finished, and it's the small details that I think always get noticed, whether that's on a night out, in a meeting or going shopping in town. But earrings are probably the one thing I like to change the most, I only ever wear stud earrings as I feel that dangly earrings get lost within my hair unless I'm wearing it up, I told you I was boring when it came to jewellery! Always on the look out for new jewellery brands, I was instantly attracted to the silver jewellery from OneByOne Jewellery UK, with such a massive collection of all types of jewellery, it took me an hour or two to decide what earrings I liked the look of! I'm such a sucker for pearl earrings so went for something a little bit different this time with these timeless sterling silver round stud earrings*, they're such an understated pair of earrings that add a perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
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The silver earrings came so beautifully wrapped in a white box, tied together with pink ribbon. In my haste of opening the box to get a peek at the earrings I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the packaging (sorry!). I never anticipated how difficult it was to get some good shots of your earrings, but I think these do them justice. With a subtle round shape, they feature an outside ring of small glittering gems, with a slighter larger one in the centre. They also do these stud earrings in 3 other finishes, but I opted for these as I felt they would literally go with every outfit, which they do! I'm the type of person that won't change my earrings for weeks, so they fit perfectly into that routine!
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If you're a bit like me and stick with what you know for weeks on end, or are more adventurous with your jewellery options, OneByOne Jewellery UK cater to everyone's needs and budgets. I'll never be a massive jewellery fan, but when I do find a nice piece I hold onto it for my life. The smallest things in life are always the best, right?

What's your favourite type of jewellery? Have you heard of OneByOne Jewellery UK before?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Friday, July 22, 2016

OOTD | The Streets Of Sicily

Shorts - Missguided
Bodysuit - Asos
Sandals - Asos
Bag - Primark
Sunglasses - Quay Australia

You might have noticed that this beautifully rustic background is different to my standard cobbled streets of Plymouth, I took these pictures in a shady backstreet of Sicily when we docked there for a day on the cruise. The palm trees and old/ruined buildings are the ideal backdrop for some pictures! I'd initially planned to shoot lots of different outfit posts on holiday for a holiday lookbook, but when it came down to it's really rather exhausting having to lug a big camera around with you all day when the weather is 30+ degrees, but the thought was there, and I still managed to get a couple of good outfit pictures together to share with you!

These sweet elephant shorts from Missguided were a last minute purchase before holiday, I was also shocked that their next day delivery was only £1.99, I'd had visions of it being £5.99 or more! These shorts have a matching top which would make the cutest co-ord ever, these shorts are slightly see through unfortunately (the issue with ordering online!), but you can be clever with what you wear underneath them, I teamed it with a black body suit for a seamless look. It was the perfect lightweight outfit for walking around all day, it also meant that I was able to proceed in eating the biggest brioche ice cream sandwich I have ever seen (see it for yourself on my Instagram!!) without my clothes restricting me. Who said your outfit can't be stylish and practical too? 

What do you think of this outfit? Have you been to Sicily before? What's your go to outfit when the weather is hot?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Holland & Barrett More Store Opening in Plymouth

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With the rise in healthy eating, those switching to vegan diets and a country with a greater understanding about what we're putting into our bodies, there's never been more of a need for a one stop shop that is suitable for people with all types of dietary requirements. Unfortunately, it's just something that major chain supermarkets don't cater towards yet. So last Thursday when the new Holland & Barrett more store opened in Plymouth I couldn't wait to have a look around and see what else they had to offer. I've always been a fan of Holland & Barrett, despite having to browse the two existing original stores in Plymouth that were tiny, dark and had limited brands. So with a brand new more store with SO many new and exciting brands, interactive elements added to the store and a body analysis section, there really is something for everyone in the new store. If you can't make it down to Plymouth (Drake Circus) just yet, here's an insider peek into this amazing new shop so you can appreciate just how impressive it is too!
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I was instantly drawn to their new beauty section, I never realised that Holland & Barrett sold so many amazing cruelty free brands such as Burts Bees, Beauty Kitchen and Zoya. The new interactive elements excited me the most, including making your own body scrubs - how cool?!
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You'd be forgiven for thinking these mini bath bombs were in fact bon bons, you can fill a tub of these to create your own pick & mix baby bath bomb selection, as a major bath bomb addict I found myself instantly drawn to this section!
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I love the concept of the create your own bath bombs and lip balm sets, they're something a bit different and would make such great presents at Christmas time!
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After a hard day of shopping the thought of making your own body scrub seems like such a treat, the lovely shop assistant talked us through each of the 3 stages and how you can create your own tailor made scrub to suit your skin type. You simply take the jar, fill with your chosen type of scrub, add an oil and shake it together well. Think like a build a bear type thing for grown ups - I really do love the concept of this.
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A girl can never have too many nail varnishes, right?
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I'm such a fan of Burts Bees, and I was so impressed with their massive selection, they've definitely given Boots a run for their money in this department!
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 As a fitness fan, I was overjoyed that I could then gravitate into their fitness section, with only a few steps away from the beauty area, I was beginning to realise this was my dream shop... This part of the shop allows you to make your own protein shakes on the go, pick up some protein rich foods and even have your body analysis taken in their special body composition area, this includes measuring BMI and hydration levels to help customers improve their fitness and overall sporting performance. I absolutely loved the fun design of this section too, with a race track flooring and a blue theme throughout.
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It was then time to satisfy those sweet cravings with a trip to their healthy pick and mix stand. Again, such a simple yet different concept which is just something I haven't seen elsewhere, you can mix and match your favourite nuts, chocolate coated dried fruits and more. It's a good way of trying different things out to see what you like, and maybe don't like so much! I picked up a bag myself, and it was maybe only slightly dearer than what a standard bag of pick and mix would cost, but a damn sight healthier!
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If pick and mix isn't your type of thing, then you can head over to the olive bar to fill a tub to the brim for a super healthy snack.
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But I'm sure this section will be everyone's cup of tea, a super cool tea bar filled with every possible tea you could imagine.
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Then it was time to explore the area of the shop that I'm most familiar with which is their healthy snacks, vegan, vegetarian and free from section, except this shop had a lot more brands! I have finally managed to get my hands on some brands that I've been wanting to try for months such as Pip & Nut butters and Rebel Kitchen chocolate milk, mmmm! They also had 25% off everything in the store during the day which was amazing, so it's fair to say that I stocked up on a lot of healthy, guilt free goodies that will keep me going for a while!
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I went along to the event with the lovely Emily, and I spotted these fruity crisps that were coincidentally named after her, needless to sell they fell into her shopping basket shortly after.. Also, can we appreciate the amazing packaging of these - so so pretty!
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I headed home with a super generous goodie bag, as well as the treats that I picked up for myself, how could I not when I had waited for such an extensive selection of brands like this for so long?! They all came packaged in one of their lovely reusable tote bags, such a life saver when you still refuse to pay 5p for a plastic bag, it's just the principle of it isn't it? I also picked up one of Holland & Barretts loyalty cards which I didn't even know existed, it works in a similar way to any loyalty card, so there's no better incentive to keep eating healthily!

I couldn't be happier that Plymouth is now home to the flagship Holland & Barrett More store, aren't we lucky?! A lot of people still have preconceptions that Holland & Barrett just sells pills and seeds, as you can see it doesn't just sell that, and it has something to offer everyone, whether you're looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle, you're a gym fanatic or have special dietary requirements. Healthy living is a lifestyle choice more than anything, and this new store provides you with a real shopping experience that lets you stock up on the essentials in one shop, and help you to live that lifestyle with ease! If you want to hear more from the new store, be sure to follow them on Twitter: HB_PlymouthMore!

Have you been down to see the new store? Are you a fan of Holland & Barrett stores? Which is your favourite part of the new store?

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Monday, July 18, 2016

OOTD | Festival Fashion

Dress* - Apricot Clothing
Beachcomber Waterproof Coat* - Lighthouse
Shoes* - Rocket Dog via Schuh (coming soon!)


Despite not being a festival goer (I just don't fancy the mud & camping!), I am a huge lover of festival fashion. You'll still find me miles from a festival with a floral crowd on my head whilst wearing something fringed. One thing that festivals do have in common with daily life is the unexpected weather, you can almost put your life on it that it's either going to rain every day straight or there will be scorching sunshine for the length of the festival, there never seems to be a middle ground! 

So going to a festival well prepared for all weathers is your best bet, and one thing you'll definitely need to pack is a waterproof, yet stylish rain coat. There is a real gap in the market for stylish raincoats that are actually long lasting and don't resemble the thickness of a plastic bag. With festivals and the fashionista in mind, Lighthouse have put together a collection of practical, bright coloured, fully waterproof and stylish raincoats, which is where this canary yellow Beachcomber rain coat comes into play! I've always wanted to own a bright yellow raincoat, it reminds me of my childhood and makes me feel like a fisherman, but it's just perfect for British weather, and it makes the whole outfit pop. I paired it with a plain denim shirt dress and these super cool Aztec style boots, come wellies from Rocket Dog. These welly boots will be available very soon, exclusively to Schuh, so make sure you keep an eye out on their new in section!  I've never really seen a pair of boots like this before, they would definitely keep your feet dry and warm from the muddiness that awaits, and teamed with a lighthouse rain coat they'll help you get festival ready in no time!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you struggle to find a stylish raincoat? What would you wear to a festival?


*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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