Month: October 2018

OOTD – Look Into My Eyes 🔮 (An Halloween inspired Look)

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well? Today’s outfit is inspired by all things Halloween. Every year I look forward to this time of year, the nights getting longer, the weather getting colder. It means one thing Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas are just around the corner. With Halloween less than a week away, here’s a quick costume inspired by a mystic fortune teller. I love Halloween here are some of the reasons why ;

  • Sweets and Chocolate – I mean I’m a little piggy and scoff sweets and chocolate all year round but at Halloween, it’s acceptable to eat as much sweet and chocolate as you want, what’s not to love?
  • Experiment with bold beauty looks. – I mean when else can you walk around as a fortune teller or skeleton. Go bold or go home.
  • Play fancy dress – I love Halloween for this reason I mean who loved playing fancy dress as a child well on Halloween you still can. Every day is like fancy dress for me but it’s one day of the year I can be extra as fuck without being judged.
  • Halloween films such as Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and Lost Boys.
  • The supernatural – I love anything to do with the supernatural and have been obsessed with the paranormal since being young. Do you believe in ghosts? I do and have a fair few ghost stories maybe I’ll share one day.
  • Trick or Treating – I loved going trick or treating as a kid and have great memories. This year will be Ava’s first trick or treating I can’t wait but I think she might be too scared.

Outfit

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Outfit details

  • Black lace-up Maxi dress With Split – Missguided (similar here)
  • Black fur poncho cape – market stall (similar here)
  • Black wedge studded boots – boohoo (similar here)
  • Black velvet turban with fur detail – vintage (similar here)
  • Silver hoop earrings – Primark
  • Ring assortment – Primark

Makeup

I was inspired by this pin from Pinterest and this video on YouTube by the Talented Nicole Guerriero.

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle

OOTD – Transitioning a Summer Dress Into Autumn 🍂

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well. It’s officially autumn and the heatwave of summer is all but a distant memory so what do you do when you’re still not ready to part with your summer dress. The answer is don’t just yet, transition it into this season by wearing layers, the right footwear and accessories.

OOTD 

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Outfit Details

Layers

The essential to transitional dressing is layers. Hey if it’s good enough for Balenciaga and Joey then its good enough for us right. Who Wore It better??

With the unpredictably that is British weather, you need twenty layers to get out of bed on the cold frosty mornings but come dinner your sweating your tits off so to survive the ever-changing weather the trick is to wear layers. Coats, jumpers, & cardigans all make great transitional wardrobe pieces. I personally love the turtleneck ribbed knitted jumpers from Primark a bargain at only £6 and come in a range of colours and are a staple in Autumn dressing. Wear under summer dresses like I have in this OOTD or under pinafore dresses.

  1. Missguided Black Shaggy Cropped Cardigan 2. New Look Mustard Rib Roll Neck Top 3. Pimkie faux Leather Biker jacket

Footwear

My favourite thing about the weather getting colder is that it’s no longer Sandal season and is now Boot season not that I ever really stopped wearing mine. Ankle boots look great paired with dresses and add that bit of extra warmth to your feet because there’s there’s nothing worse than cold and wet feet.

  1. New Look Snake Print Boots 2. Boohoo Stud & Buckle Boots 3. Miss Selfridge Patent Buckle Red Boots

Socks and sandals are now not just for tourists but have made a comeback seen on the catwalks and the street style stars. So if your feeling brave and not ready to say bye to your summer sandals just yet maybe you could try this.

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Miu Miu

Accessories

It’s time to dust the dust off your beanies as Autumn is officially beanie season. Accessories such as hats. gloves and scarfs are not also great for helping you to keep warm and for layering but can also make an outfit really pop. I think the beret I’m wearing in this OOTD really makes my outfit stand out more.

  1. Asos Design Red Wool Beret 2. Asos Design Leather Look Gloves with Pearls & Studs 3. Pimkie Tartan Reversible Scarf 

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

September Favourites

Hi, my Beauties hope all is well. September went by in a blink of an eye. I can’t believe we’re in October already. September for me was the month I tried my best to get my shit together, sometimes failing but overall I think I did a pretty good job. September so me return to work after having the summer holidays off and I also added a few new items of clothing to my wardrobe which I can’t wait to share with you all. How was your September and what were your favourites ??

Beauty

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner – Lionfish

These days I rarely reach for Black eyeliner and instead have been reaching for a brown eyeliner as it makes my eyes look bigger. This eyeliner is high pigmented with a brown metallic shimmer shade. It’s also waterproof and you don’t have to ever sharpen it as its a twist up pencil.

Baltiste dry shampoo

Last month I used dry shampoo a lot more than usual I mean I’ve used it in the past, but not for its sole purpose of refreshing hair between washes. I normally use it when my hair needs a bit of extra volume. I’ve gotta say it’s been a life changer and got me a few extra days of not washing because let’s face it washing your hair is such a boring chore. Baltiste is the best dry shampoo on the market as it leaves hair smelling fresh and doesn’t have that powdery residue like some other dry shampoos have plus it’s not gonna break the bank. My top tip is to apply the night before, then in the morning, you will wake up with hair that feels clean and not greasy.

Fashion

Leopard Print

One print I’m loving this season is leopard print. Leopard print is everywhere at the moment all over social media, on the high street, and on the tv. It’s also made its way into my wardrobe last month I added a dress, top and trousers. After all leopard print is a neutral right?

Checks

Another print I’ve been loving this season is check print. Another print that’s everywhere at the moment is checks, I’ve added a coat, numerous skirts and accessories in the print to my wardrobe. I love how you can style checks you can either dress it up as 90’s grunge or 90’s Clueless or go sophisticated in a classic Prince of Wales check. I love both ways of styling checks.

Lifestyle

Glade volcanic Coconut Spray – coconut water sea salt minerals

I’ve used this air freshener over the summer and as summer came to a close sadly so did the sale of this limited edition spray (cue my sad face) My house smelt like I was on holiday over the summer thanks to this spray with notes of coconut water and sea salt minerals it definitely had a smell of the seaside but mixed with the smell of a pina colada what was not to love.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches

I binge watched this series in a couple days (don’t judge me). If you liked pimp my ride back in the day then you will love this as its a more sophisticated version. The series follows a crew at Gotham Garage who take a variety of vintage rare cars (scrap metal) and complete overhaul them into one of the cars to trade up for a showstopper to earn the big money.

The Seven Steps to Closure – Donna Joy Usher

I couldn’t put this book down it was so entertaining and had me literally laughing out loud in points. There’s some points in the book that most of us can relate to. If you like sex and the city then give this book a read. It follows Tara, a 30-year-old divorcee who still cannot get over her ex-husband (read wanker) leaving her for her cousin (read homewrecker). She then sets out to get over her ex by following a magazines article named 7 steps to closure, with nothing to lose and the support of her loved ones she sets out to complete the seven steps with the goal of closure.

If you guys have any book recommendations please leave me a comment.

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋