MUA Professional Mosaic Blusher English Rose £2.50 "Swirl and blend this fusion of colour across cheekbones and around the contou...

Bargain Blush - MUA Mosaic English Rose

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"Swirl and blend this fusion of colour across cheekbones and around the contours of the face to add a flush of pink to your complexion."

Today  I wanted to share with you something I recently picked up from Superdrug, and I think it is an absolutely lovely product at a bargain price. I've used MUA Blushers before, so when I got this, I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. The packaging is simple and sleek yet stylish which is definitely a major bonus, as its not big and bulky, meaning you can carry it around with you in your make up bag.

I liked the selection of colours in the English Rose Powder, as there are gorgeous shades of pink, coral, nudes, lilac and browns, that offer a lovely variety of colour and also the perfect natural blush. Another factor I liked about this blush is that you can use the colours separately, or together to add more colour and definition to the face, making it a multi  use product. You can build the colour up gradually or leave it quite subtle for a more natural look.  It gives cheeks a nice healthy glow, blends out nicely and is not too shimmery, meaning you can include this in your everyday makeup look.

Overall my first impressions of this have been good and I cant wait to continue using this product. If you're looking for something that wont break the bank, contains lovely shades of colour and gives a natural everyday glow to your skin, MUA English Rose is definitely for you, for only £2.50!

Have you tried this mosaic blusher before? Have you tried any other MUA products recently? Do you have any favourites?

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"Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel (60 pk) is perfect for achieving a professional quality treatment in the comfort of ...

Review - Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel*

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"Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel (60 pk) is perfect for achieving a professional quality treatment in the comfort of your own home. Combining 5 Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids plus Retinol, Ubiquinone, Resveratrol and a host of antioxidants, vitamins and soothing botanicals, it smoothes your skin through microexfoliation, helping to dramatically improve the appearance of blemishes, dark spots, enlarged pore, redness and signs of ageing."

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well! Today I have a review of the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, which was kindly sent to be by Beka from The Hut Group! I had never used anything by this brand, so I was very excited to receive and test the product out!


So, I was kindly sent a week's worth of this face peel product to try out and share my thoughts on. From doing some research on the product before testing, I found out that this product is a beneficial addition to a skin care routine as it helps to smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as eliminating dullness and improving clarity of the skin. I am a huge skeptic when it comes to skincare products, I wanted to make sure that if wouldn't further irritate my skin.

The product is so simple and easy to use. The face peel is divided into two parts; Step 1 and Step 2, which is simply 2 wipes that you work over your face and neck, and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and cool, with a slight tingle effect. After you apply Step 1 to your skin, you then wait 2 minutes, and then apply Step 2. From the first time I used this, I noticed the a slight difference in my skin, the morning after I used this treatment, my pores looked visibly smaller and my skin looked clearer and felt softer! This product definitely helped to improve my usually dull looking skin, by brightening it up and making it glow! However, after you use it, your skins looks brighter and more taught, but many products, including basic moisturisers can also do this.  So I can't say I'd recommend this product as I haven't used it for that long, but to be fair, maybe it would show better effects using it on a long term basis.

Have you used this product or any products from the Dr Dennis Gross range before? Do you ever use face peel treatments?


*PR sample sent for review purposes

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Again, a sort of controversial, quite lengthy blog post today, but something very interesting, discussing the size zero debate and wheth...

My A to Z of Fashion - Z

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Size Zero

Again, a sort of controversial, quite lengthy blog post today, but something very interesting, discussing the size zero debate and whether or not sizes matter in fashion. Fashion is something that covers such a large scale, whether you're a size 0 or size 20, there is always places where you will be able to find clothes that fit and flatter your body shapes, so why the huge debate? 

My own opinion about this topic is that I believe size shouldn't matter, if you feel confident and comfortable in what you wear or how you present yourself, why should anyone else have something bad to say about you?, after all, the whole size issue is only a stupid little number in the tag! Many people find that sizes differ from shop to shop, and that shouldn't matter, as long as you think that something feels and looks good on, despise it being two sizes bigger or smaller than your normal size, what's the problem? You should just dress for how you want to, you shouldn't care about what size you are or how you think you look bad or fat compared to skinnier people, we are all the same and your body shape should be something you should be proud of!  There are clothes out there that help flatter and accentuate parts of our bodies that we are happy about, as well as cheeky accessories that can help us to hide parts we are not! I also think that all shapes and sizes should be shown at catwalks and fashion shows, as this allows the public to see what clothing will look like on all sizes, as this will give the consumers a better idea of how it will look on them! There is the total misconception that a  healthy body doesn't necessarily mean a small body, as long as we are healthy, then our body shapes shouldn't matter!

Size Zero

I took to twitter and enlisted the help from some fellow bloggers on what they think of the size debate in fashion and what it means to them. This allowed me to get a number of different or similar views from different bloggers and how they interpret this subject. This is what they said... 

"Despite the fact I will be writing about size zero.. I don’t believe that it should be the focus in the fashion world. They are girls who are 5ft, that can be a size 0 because that’s their natural frame. The problem is those that try to maintain a dangerously low BMI. Size Zero is usually referred to as the American size, in the UK it is a size 4. Personally, I don’t have a problem with those that are healthy at this size, the ones who’s bodies are actually made up like that.  What I disagree with is what models put themselves through to become this size. It is seriously dangerous & incredibly harmful.  It is no secret as to what these girls put themselves through, you only have to Google ‘size zero’ and it comes up with some alarming things.  I recently read this article from a former Vogue editor who stated that some models were covered in scabs, because they were starving themselves and then fainting. ‘Fit Models’ are girls who work with top designers; they are the models that clothes are designed on. A lot of these models, are hospitalized on a drip, it’s horrible that our clothes are designed on a ‘skeleton’. If a model does not fit into the clothes during a casting session then she is reprimanded by her agency. They then usually lose weight to ‘get back in the game’ and they are then praised for it. Most of the time, they continue to lose more weight. So many models substitute food for cigarettes & diet coke. They are anorexic, and in such a poor state that their bodies cannot even keep them warm.  They have operations to remove their boobs if they cannot lose them via a diet. In extreme cases, girls have eaten tissues, to make their stomachs full, without calories! It is ridiculous and I can’t believe how naïve people in the fashion world are to believe that this is okay.  Fashion is essentially popular trends within a mass, but designers do not cater for the mass. Collections are made for press and then fashion houses send the designs to magazines, but they send them in the skeleton sizes which means that all over our magazines are these size zero women.  They choose these sizes because they want their clothes to fall correctly and look good. A good designer would be able to make their clothes fall, and look good on any size. It is everywhere we look. It seems that what size we are, determines our self worth. Designers are known to size their clothes differently, just because of this vanity.  Over the years, sizes have decreased…In the UK what was considered a size 8 in the 1950’s, is now in fact a size 4(size0). I don’t believe that size in fashion matters, what matters is using healthy models, no matter what size. The majority of size 0 people are not healthy, neither is size 20. . Obviously, there is a need for these ‘plus size’ clothing companies, but I believe they are just as patronising as using skinny models. Fashion and clothing is all about confidence not how ‘skinny’ we are. Companies should not denigrate girls for being a size; they should promote healthy BMI’s. They have to take responsibility for what they are doing."
Amy Connolly – aaamylouxo.blogspot.co.uk

"Ah the whole size zero debate, basically I think it’s a load of rubbish! In my opinion I don’t think that fashion should have any boundaries. If you’re a size 20 or a size 0, you should dress for yourself and your size and not let your size dress you. Whose to say that a girl slightly bigger than a Topshop 12 can’t wear ‘Mom Jeans’ or a body con dress – as long as you dress for you shape and have the confidence to pull it off then I say go for it. We all have parts of our bodies we don’t like, mine is my legs and my stomach so I tend to stay away from bodycon tight dresses but I know some people who are several sizes bigger than me that can pull them off and look bloody good doing it! Also, sizes differ so much from shop to shop so don’t get down if your suddenly a size 12 in one shop when you’re normally a size 8. My advice is take a range of sizes into the changing room and pick the one that feels and looks the best regardless of the number on the label."
"I think that if people are naturally slim fashion should represent that but I also think that if people are naturally bigger fashion should also represent that so I think that there should be a mix of sizes from zero upwards."
RosySparkles - www.sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

"Size zero. Ironically a big subject. In my opinion, I have no problem with thin models at fashion shows, but it gets so boring after a while. I understand that the clothes 'look better' on a smaller model, but in the end only about 4% of the people that buy them are actually that thin. I only ever see two arguments and they're about size zero and plus size women, It drives me up the wall! What about us 'plain, old, regular' people? Actually, what about just everyone in general? I literally don't understand why models and mannequins can't be all sizes? Some people struggle to put on weight and some people struggle to lose it, so I have no problem with any size woman being a model as long as they're HEALTHY. Being underweight and being overweight are both seriously dangerous so I wish people would stop promoting one or the other and start promoting normal healthy body types/shapes/colours.
    ....But, if you turn it around on the men, all male fashion models are pretty ripped and in shape, or pastey and thin right? You don't see men campaigning to get other body types on the runway. We should take a leaf out of the men's book. They don't care! They either like the clothes or they don't and THAT is what everyone should be doing. We're going to be dead for a long time, so why worry about other people when we could just carry on with our own lives? If you are happy and you are comfortable being who you are then go for it. hold your head up high and be who you are, whatever gender, whatever size, whatever shape, whatever colour! As long as you're as healthy as you can be, go for it. Fashion holds no limits!
(and hey, if you're a socks and sandals type of person, then good for you! I salute your unique ways. You keep being you!) "

"Size in fashion does not matter as the people who are going to be buying these fashions are of all shapes and sizes, so actually, they should show fashions on a range of models so that you as the consumer should see how it will look on your individual body shape."
Em Sheldon - http://www.emtalks.co.uk/


"According to a New York Times article by journalist Stephanie Clifford, "a woman with a 32-inch bust would have worn a size 14 in Sears' 1937 catalogue. By 1967, she would have worn an 8... Today, she could wear a zero." In fact, Marilyn Monroe "was not a voluptuous size 16 – quite the opposite. While she was undeniably voluptuous – in possession of an ample bosom and a bottom that would look at home gyrating in a J-Lo video – for most of the early part of her career, she was a size 8 and even in her plumper stages, was no more than a 10." The sizing charts have changed over time to make women feel good about themselves in this appearance-obsessed world. I, myself, wear a size zero because I am naturally petite and have a metabolism which makes it difficult for me to gain weight, even though I'm a real foodie. Trust me, it is extremely difficult to live in a world where your own female friends pass snide remarks like, "Do you shop in the kids section?" to which I really wish I could say, "No, do you shop in the stupid section?" Why is it okay for people to say things like, "You're so skinny, go eat a sandwich," to a thin person, but it is a crime to tell someone who is overweight that they should control their diet? I hate it when people ask me if they've gained or lost weight. Honestly, I don't care - I never have and never will - and I would really appreciate if other people accepted the different shapes and sizes everyone comes in. Seriously, the world would be such a boring place if everyone looked the same. It would be great if the media stopped being so contradictory - on one hand, they say "Everyone is beautiful," and at the same time they endorse messages like "Real men like curves. Only dogs go for bones." I'm sorry, but real men go for real women with real personalities who are confident the way they are. Women with curves are gorgeous and I've always wished I could have an hourglass shaped body myself, but that doesn't mean women who have boxy or slender figures aren't "real women". In fact, many women who wear a larger size don't necessarily have perfect curves. Every body type is beautiful, every size is beautiful, and women everywhere need to stop falling prey to the images presented by the media. Sizing in fashion should serve functional purposes only, i.e. of helping us find the right fit that we would look good in. None of us are perfect, but we all get one life and one body and we should make the most of it - wear whatever you want, eat healthy, exercise, stay fit, love yourself, and don't let anyone ever tell you that you're not good enough!"

As you can see, we all have both similar and different ideas on the size zero debate and what we think about size is fashion, there is no right or wrong answer, and I believe every single opinion is something that shouldn't be considered wrong as we all think different things.

I would like to say a huge thank you to the bloggers who kindly helped out for this post, and sharing their thoughts on this topic for me. If there are bloggers mentioned in this post that you haven't came across yet, I would love you all to check out their blogs as they all are lovely people who's blogs I love reading!

What's your views on the size zero debate? Do you think size matters? Should all shapes and sizes be showcased in fashion?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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"The pronoun of the second person singular or plural, used of the person or persons being addressed." So today's post...

My A to Z of Fashion - Y

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Style

"The pronoun of the second person singular or plural, used of the person or persons being addressed."

So today's post in my A to Z is all about You! How you see fashion and your interpretation is all about you and how you see things, which is what makes us all unique, as we all like and dislike certain things. As an individual, we are all different and have our own ideas of what fashion and style is, which is reflected in our own personal preferences and tastes, which makes fashion an exciting thing, as being the same would be boring right? So I'm going to talk a little bit about my own style, and how I would describe it, what sorts of places I shop at and how I update  my style and wardrobe, as well as sharing with you a website I have recently found out about and concluding this post with a short video from Youtube.

So how would I describe my own style? 
My personal style would consist of looking smart but in a more casual relaxed way, as well as feeling comfortable and confident. I wouldn't say I was someone who follows fashion entirely but I like to dress quite simply and relaxed, but adding that edge to an outfit either with accessories or statement prints is something I like doing. I like to dress according to my mood and reflect my personality. I also find dressing towards the appropriate season quite important, in the winter months, I mostly wear darker colours; blacks, greys, blues, burgundy etc, but in the summer, I like clothes that add a little colour and vibrancy to my wardrobe. 
Most of my fashion shopping is from high street brands, as these are always easily accessible  on trend as well as affordable and having a large selection of pieces. Some examples would be New Look, River Island, Primark, Zara, Topshop and H&M, to name a few. I also find shopping online another way in which I update my wardrobe and add different trend and styles into my own, browsing the likes of Ebay and ASOS, as a few examples.

Relating to fashion and style, I want to bring attention to a website called Style Is... which is a search engine to help you to find the best of fashion, focusing on style, design, sustainability and ethics, available on the internet.
"Style is… is an easily searchable platform which brings together thousands of items of clothing, shoes and accessories, all offering a more sustainable choice than shopping the high street, under one big virtual roof in a kind of super boutique. It aims to make it quicker and easier for you to discover fantastic new brands and beautiful clothing ranging from the ridiculously affordable to the downright luxurious and everything in between. Style is… features a range of clothes, shoes and accessories for women, men and children that you will love for their fresh innovative design, unique styles, high quality finishes, artisan details, luxuriously soft fabrics and much more.

The following video is a short film based on a selection of people discussing about what fashion is and their own individual style, where the people at Style Is... went to London Fashion Week to discuss these subjects.


How would you describe you own style and what you think about fashion? Are fashion trends important to you? Have you visited Style Is... ?

You can also view my previous post in my project about what fashion means to me, as well as some fellow bloggers here.

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography
*Video sourced from Style Is via Youtube

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So as you may know, I have been running a giveaway on my blog, featuring Johnsons Jewellers, who kindly offered to sponsor this giveawa...

My A to Z of Fashion - X

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So as you may know, I have been running a giveaway on my blog, featuring Johnsons Jewellers, who kindly offered to sponsor this giveaway, which a gorgeous bangle for the winner! Well today is the day that I am happy to announce the winner of this giveaway, and the lucky person who has won this jewellery prize!

I can now reveal that the lucky winner of this giveaway is...

Beky Morris // @Beky_Boo94

Congratulations on winning my latest giveaway! I also have an xtra special something that I have kept secret, and this is a selection of beauty treats I have put together, that you have also won as well!

Thank you to everyone who entered and a big thank you to Johnsons Jewellers for kindly offering such a beautiful prize for the winner! Hopefully I will have another giveaway in the New Year to celebrate my blogs 1 year anniversary!

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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Hello Lovelies! In keeping with my 'A to Z of fashion' themed post for today, I have got a lovely winter wishlist to share with y...

Winter Wedges Wishlist

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Hello Lovelies!
In keeping with my 'A to Z of fashion' themed post for today, I have got a lovely winter wishlist to share with you all, featuring some gorgeous Wedge Heels from Clarks and New Look! I've always been a huge fan of both brands, so I really enjoyed browsing both websites and creating this wishlist and sharing with you all some rather gorgeous pairs of shoes!

With the Christmas party season on the way, most of use are after those killer party dresses and a gorgeous pair of shoes to go with them! So for those who aren't so confident in skyscraper heels, don't want to wear flats, but want to add some height, wedges are the perfect alternative for you! There a type of shoe that are very comfortable, very stylish and very versatile, perfect for any occasion and any outfit!

For my Winter Wedge Wishlist today, I have chosen to include 6 gorgeous pairs of wedge heels that I absolutely LOVE; 3 from New Look and 3 from Clarks! All the shoes I have featured in this post are black as I feel these are the most versatile colour to go with any outfit and will more than likely suit anybody! I am a huge lover of wedge heels and I think they are just the perfect shoe for any occasion, with more formal wedge heels for evening and party wear, and wedge boots and trainers for a more casual vibe. 

So let's take a look at the shoes I have chosen for today's wishlist!

(From the Top, Clockwise)

I hope that you enjoyed having a look at the wishlist I created and hopefully you like some of the gorgeous shoes that I have featured! If the shoes I have featured aren't to your styles or tastes, you can view all the Wedge Shoes Collection from Clarks you can view all the Wedge Shoes Collection from New Look.

Are you a fan of Wedge Heels? Which pair/s are you favourites from the ones I have featured in my wishlist today?


*Written in association with Clarks

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"A list of things that someone desires/would like to have." Many of us bloggers create wishlists from time to time featurin...

My A to Z of Fashion - W

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Wishlist
"A list of things that someone desires/would like to have."

Many of us bloggers create wishlists from time to time featuring products we want from clothes to shoes to jewellery to make up etc, which can just be a general wishlist or one for a specific time of year.

Wishlists are a good way to share with others things we love, things we want or just things that you think are amazing! It's also a good way to help others gain inspiration and create ideas about certain products they may never have heard of and find out a bit more about them.

What are your favourite wishlists to create? What was the last wishlist you made? Do you like seeing other peoples wishlists?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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Hello!  Today I have put together a simple yet stylish formal evening outfit from online retailer Persunmall . Party season is coming up ...

Back to Black Simple Style

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Hello!
 Today I have put together a simple yet stylish formal evening outfit from online retailer Persunmall. Party season is coming up and we're all looking for the perfect dress, killer heels and sparkly accessories, to make a statement at any occasion! The website offers a large selection of products, from shoes to bags to jewellery to dresses and other clothing items, such a vast selection, where there will definitely be something for everyone!. 

The outfit I have put together is just a simple and stylish outfit that can be worn for a daytime look, an evening meal, a party or even the work Christmas party! The dress is just a simple black 3/4 length sleeve dress, that you could style both casually and formally, it's such a versatile piece! I wanted to keep the dress quite plain, so that all the accessories can do the talking! If you wanted to add a splash of colour, this dress also comes in green, blue, red and yellow!

For some added sparkle, I've chosen an absolutely stunning floral necklace that I love so much! It's a very pretty and cute necklace, with pearl detailing! Such a classy and elegant piece, as well as a super gorgeous little chunky chain bracelet! To complete the outfit, I've included these gorgeous black crystal studded heels and an adorable little handbag to carry all your essentials, a gorgeous red lipstick and the elements to make a gorgeous smoky eye make up look, and you're good to go!

Dress // Shoes // Handbag //Necklace // Bracelet

What do you think of the outfit I have put together? Where would you wear it to? Would you style it differently? Which is your favourite item featured?

*Affiliated Post

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" relating to seeing or sight. " So the letter V was a pretty hard topic to think of, seeing as I didn't really have m...

My A to Z of Fashion - V

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Visual Vibes
"relating to seeing or sight."

So the letter V was a pretty hard topic to think of, seeing as I didn't really have many idea of what I could write about that reflects fashion. However, after brainstorming a few ideas, I've chosen to write on the topic that fashion is visual. We choose our fashion from what we see and this is a visual representation of ourselves and our personalities. So how is fashion a visual concept? Is fashion all about what you see?

For a number of people, fashion is all about making a visual statement, showing who you are, what you like, what your style is, fashion is just a visual representation of you.

From what we see whilst shopping on the high street or over the internet, we are adding to wardrobes or wishlists all the time. We choose from what we see, what we like, what's popular and on trend, its all about our own personal tastes and preferences!

Many of us gain fashion and style inspiration from what we see; whether it be in shops, on the internet, on blogs or even from what people are wearing from day to day. We see fashion everywhere which it was what makes it such a visual concept in our lives.

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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Hello Lovelies! For those struggling to find little gifts for the lads and dads in there lives, here's something you might enjoy!  I w...

A Cool and Quirky Gift for Him

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Hello Lovelies!
For those struggling to find little gifts for the lads and dads in there lives, here's something you might enjoy! I was recently contact by the lovely Jessica from IWOOT, after responding to a tweet about a blogger collaboration for products to use in a Christmas Gift Guide/Review, to which I jumped at the chance!

If you've never heard of www.iwantoneofthose.com/, then here's a little information. IWOOT is an online store that sells a super large variety of gifts, gadgets and toys perfect for any occasion and person! You'll find a whole selection of gifts ranging from Christmas gifts, super cool gadgets, amazing toys, home + garden gifts, geeky unusual gifts and experience days to name a few!

Now, I was sent a number of links of some absolutely amazing and cool little gifts, but I decided to choose the Moustache Mug which I think would be the coolest and quirkiest little gift for any man in your life! 






This mug would be a perfect stocking filler surprise, a Secret Santa gift, smaller Christmas present, a funny gift for your work/office friends or even just for a lover of tea/coffee or hot chocolate! This mug has such a cool bold design, featuring 2 different styled moustaches on each side and the size of the mug is pretty HUGE! This is an amazing Christmas present for any male friend/relative, so he won't miss his Movember tash come Christmas! I would definitely recommend this to anyone considering buying it, it's fabulous and it would make an awesome gift.

Have you heard/visited IWOOT before? Would you buy this amazing, quirky moustache mug for any man in your life? What are your gift ideas for him?

*PR Sample Sent For Review Purposes

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"Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else..." So for today's post in my A to Z project, I have chosen the...

My A to Z of Fashion - U

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Unique Fashion

"Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else..."

So for today's post in my A to Z project, I have chosen the topic of being unique. The fact of the matter is that we humans are pretty similar, but as individuals are unique in many ways. To me, being unique is simply being yourself, no two people are the same, so there will always be differences between us all. Unique is you. It's in your DNA, it's who you are. No one can ever copy who you are, it's an exciting and interesting concept! No one else can see things from your perspective, no one can have the same personality, same fashion tastes or life experiences. You are who you are, and that is what makes you unique. I think being a unique individual is something that shouldn't be looked down upon, but celebrated! Don't focus on being different and don't try to be something or someone you aren't, because life's too short to be someone else, just be yourself!

In terms of fashion, we may have similar styles or tastes, like the same trends or shop at the same stores, but how we interpret fashion and how we dress is something that is completely determined by you.  We make our own interpretations and tailor these to what we like and what works for us. Style is all about being who you are,being true to yourself and and expressing those qualities in how you present yourself. Your personal fashion style is about getting to know yourself and reflecting your personality and character, it's all about being connected with who YOU are - and be comfortable and confident about it! 

I have browsed the Internet, and found a short list of inspirational quotes about being unique and that are in favour of being individual!

 "We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?"
- Edward Young

"When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being."
- Thomas Moore

"My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality."
- Oscar Wilde

"To be nobody but yourself in a world doing its best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting."
- E. E. Cummings

Do you think being unique is important? Are you someone who isn't afraid to stand out in the crowd? What other quotes do you know that reflect this topic?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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"A general direction in which something is developing or changing. A trend is what's popular at a certain point in time."...

My A to Z of Fashion - T

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"A general direction in which something is developing or changing. A trend is what's popular at a certain point in time."

A trend simply reflects what is popular in the fashion world, usually starting from the catwalk runways of London, Paris, Milan and New York, where designers showcase there latest collections to a mass audience. From these fashion shows, the trends for the coming season, whether it be Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter, are formed and the designers at department stores and high street brands begin planning for there own collections to represent the current trends. Fashion is always changing, trends always change, however there here are some trends that appear season after season but they might just be tweaked in a small way,so it is important for brands to be updated with this, to bring the latest trends to the consumers of fashion. fashion never dies but reinvents itself with modernised twist. Many of the trends that have faded over the years come back into the scene because designers become inspired by the past.

Fashion Trends

In my own opinion, I think it is moderately important to keep track and up to date of  the latest trends, but not necessarily to follow them religiously. By being made aware of the latest trends, you might come across new patterns/prints/fabrics etc, which look great on you and suit your shape/size. Trends are a relatively dynamic concept, which can change every season, or come back every year with a slight twist, but it is your personal style is what defines you. I don't think incorporating all the current trends into your own style is very practical or necessary, but adding some of the latest fashion to your personal style which can make you feel on-trend and up to date , although I think its important to feel comfortable and confident in what we wear, and stick to out preferences, instead of following the crowd!

Do you follow the latest fashion trends? What are you favourite/least favourite trends? Is your fashion style influenced by the latest trends? Is incorporating the latest trends into your wardrobe important to you?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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Hello everyone! Here's a little Instagram catch up! I haven't posted one of these for ages! Probably because I had so many other ...

The Instagram Edit #4

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Hello everyone!
Here's a little Instagram catch up! I haven't posted one of these for ages! Probably because I had so many other things to write about, I forgot about these (mostly from October) ! Will post another at the end of December! Enjoy!









How many of you are on Instagram? Please leave your usernames :)

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"Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques..." Social med...

My A to Z of Fashion - S

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Social Media

"Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques..."

Social media is something that influences just about every aspect of our daily lives.  Social Media is seen as the future of communication, a countless array of internet based tools and platforms that increase and enhance the sharing of information. Its phenomenal growth in such a short amount of time has changed consumers' lives in many ways! Social Media is heavily used worldwide that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other.


So what is my opinion on Social Media in the Fashion industry? The Fashion industry is heavily associated with Social Media, as a user of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as an avid Youtube viewer, Social Media is something that helps me gain inspiration and ideas in regards to fashion and style. Through the use of Social Media, I am able to gain the latest news and updates from brands and companies all over the world, which allows me to be constantly being introduced to the latest trends, style tips and fashion ideas on a global scale!

 In regards to fashion, Social Media platforms such as Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest are simply used for advertising and marketing by brands/companies, to bring the consumers the latest news, promotions and developments in the fashion world.  With Social Media being so easily accessible, available on a variety of platforms and of a worldwide nature, it has fundamentally changed the way people shop and discover fashion entirely.


Whilst conducting some online research for this post, I came across an interesting article which you can view here, which focuses on some stats and info regarding how fashion brands and industries are using Social Media to branch out and expand their publicity and audience.

How does Social Media influence your fashion and style choices? Which platforms of Social Media do you use to gain fashion inspiration? How does Social Media affect you and your life?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography
*Videos sourced from Youtube

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"A business or person that sells goods to the consumer..." A retailer is defined as a business that sells goods or servic...

My A to Z of Fashion - R

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Fashion Retailers

"A business or person that sells goods to the consumer..."

A retailer is defined as a business that sells goods or services directly to the consumer for personal use, so in fashion terms this would be your high street/online companies. High Street retailers are often in competition with each other, trying to get the most customers to shop with them through lots of various ways. Whether it being have the best collections, cheap prices, sales and promotions, good quality pieces or the best on trend pieces.

Fashion Brands

There is a large selection of retailers on the high street, as well as on the internet, making shopping easy for everyone, allowing them to get the right sizes, shop the latest trends and cater for there budgets. It also allows customers to shop around and find good deals, as well as look good!

How can retailers persuade you to shop with them? What are your favourite brands/companies?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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"A sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information..." This post was quite a tricky one to think about something...

My A to Z of Fashion - Q

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Questions in Fashion

"A sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information..."

This post was quite a tricky one to think about something to write, but I sat and thought for a while and came up with the idea of talking about questions. It may seem like a bit of a strange idea, but whilst shopping, we do ask ourselves questions without even thinking about it. After thinking about this topic for a while, these important questions that I came up with that you should ask yourself before making any purchase!

1. Do you have to buy this item?
2. Have you found the best deal?
3. Are you buying just because it's on sale/has discount?
4. Do you love it and do you need it?
5. Can you afford it?
6. How would I style it?
7. What would I wear it with?
8. Where would I wear it to?
9. Will it fit me well/flatter my body shape?

These are just a few that I came up with while writing this post, and it does make you think about what questions we actually ask ourselves whilst shopping, without knowing about it! So before your next shopping trip or online order, why don't you ask yourself some questions, to see if you actually need it or you should save your money instead!

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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Hello everyone! Today I have an Celeb Style OOTD post and video, sharing with you all how I created the Mollie King's Polka Dot Dress o...

OOTD Celeb Style - Mollie King

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Hello everyone! Today I have an Celeb Style OOTD post and video, sharing with you all how I created the Mollie King's Polka Dot Dress outfit!




Outfit :
Polka Dot Dress - Ebay
Lace up Nude Heels - F&F via Ebay


Make Up: 
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
Accessorize Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black
MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde
Maybelline 24hr Gel Eyeliner in Black
2true Eyeshadow Duo in Shade 12
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude

Hair: 
Loose Curls with Hair Straighteners
Redken Fashion Waves Testurizing Salt Spray
TRESemme Heat Defence Spray

Do you think I have put together the Mollie King look well? What do you think of my OOTD? What is your favourite part? Would you wear this?

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"The art or practice of taking and processing photographs." "Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted t...

My A to Z of Fashion - P

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Fashion Photography

"The art or practice of taking and processing photographs."

"Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle..."


We see a lot of photography in the fashion world, whether it be in magazines, catalogues, newspapers, websites or even billboards in the street, it is seen all over the place! One of the main reasons for it is for advertisements purposes.The emphasis on photography in this area is to share the clothing and accessories, and make the public aware of what's new or the latest collections and trends. Also, many people look at what celebrities/style icons are wearing or being snapped wearing, being inspired by them and searching for similar items to look like them.

Rihanna in Fashion

So how does photography in fashion influence us you might ask? The way in which we dress and present ourselves can depend on what we see everyday in newspapers, on the internet, magazines, billboards and television. It can create slightly conflicting ideas about what's socially acceptable to look like physically and what clothes to wear. From being surrounded by fashion related photography, we are made aware of what trend and styles are current and the latest collections and new arrivals. Photography is used to inspire and share fashion ideas with the public, trying to persuade and intrigue people to take a look or shop with that specific company.

Fashion Photoshoot

Does seeing clothing/accessories photographed in exciting ways make you intrigued and want to purchase these items? Does good photography from companies/brands for adverts want you to shop with them?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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