Tuesday, 21 July 2015

OOTD - Floral Skate Baby Doll Dress

This Saturday was Style XL in Birmingham (that will be another post) and I had already planned on what I was going to wear. I saw this floral baby doll skater on the Simply Be website a week or so ago and knew it would be ideal.
I decided to get the tall length so It came below my knees and so it would force me to go bare legged. The dress is really light weight too, so it definitely going to be coming in my suitcase to Egypt!
I sized up in this dress as Simply Be sizing has been a bit all over the place recently but I think my normal size would have been fine. 
I had so much fun at Style XL, it was so nice to see everyone again. I can't wait to show you all my photos.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

From My Wardrobe

This weeks from wardrobe comes courtesy of one of Hollie's resent blogs sale. Seen as this is a new to me dress I decided that it would be perfect for this weeks From My Wardrobe (formally known as Wardrobe Wednesday).

The dress is originally from Simply Be and is really lovely. It sit just below my knee and ties at the waist. Its a 22 and is a tad too big but I still like it.

Also, look!!! Bare legs!!! Its only taken 29 years!

Its also Style XL this weekend. If you haven't got tickets yet, I urge you to do so! Its going to be awesome!!

Will I see you there?

Monday, 13 July 2015

Event - #TheCityGirls

On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the #TheCityGirls Leeds at the beautiful The Liquorist. 

This is the second event that the lovely Lorna and Hollie have held, and I have to say it was great.  I love going to events where there is an array of blogger from all different corners of the blogging world, not just fashion bloggers. 

It seems like forever since that I last attended a event so It was really nice to catch up with a few friendly faces. I meet Kellie outside the event too (I still hate going into events by myself) and we waiting to be called upstairs to mingle and talk to the brands that were in attendance.

There was 5 actual brand there on the day and more brands that had sent goodies for us, plus a few PR bods wondering around.

Me and Kellie had our nails done by the amazing Nails By Ivy  (@Nails_by_ivy on instagram).

The lovely girls from The Body Shop White Rose were also on hand.

There was also Manuka DoctorKendelle Clothing, and Benefit Cosmetics.

During the day a lovely lady from Leeds Women's Aid was there talking about her charity and holding a raffle to raise money. A whopping £480 was raised in total (£240 on the day and matched by Aviva). I didn't actually win a prize but the lovely, fabulous and extremely generous Jess from Glitterbat won the most amazing bag and gave it to me (I will literally be thanking her forever!!)

I will be doing another post in a few days with the goodie bag and bits and pieces that we got from the day.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

OOTD - Wardrobe Wednesday

I thought I was making progress getting through my wardrobe, as it goes, I am not. My aim is to post more often and more OOTD's from my wardrobe.
This weeks from my wardrobe is a New Look khaki shirt. I think I got it about October time last year and as with most things I own, I have it 2 or 3 times.
It did come with a matching belt but the dress itself is a tad too big so I replaced it with a skinny belt from ASOS Curve.
Also, how fab are my sandals? They are from New Look and are sooooo comfy!!!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Magnitone Lucid

I have had issues with my skin since I was about 13. I have always had pimples and as got older they turned in to mild acne. I always thought  would grow of spots and only get them around my period. Sadly it never turned out that way. I am now almost 30 and still get acne breakouts. Thankfully they are pretty mild, but I have to be really careful with what products I use.
I had read reviews of the Magnitone and really wanted to try one and as part of their birthday celebrations The Bloggers Hub had a gifting lounge where you could register to review products. I immediately registered for the magnitone and was lucky enough to be selected to be sent one to review.
Magnitone claim that after just 7 days of use with your regular cleanser you will have softer, brighter and clearer skin.
I currently use two cleansers. St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub and Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Foam. The magnitone works well with both cleaners, but I prefer to use the St Ives scrub with it as its more of a deep cleanse.
So how does it work? The Lucid use Electromagnetic Technology that send rapid vibrations in to the skin. This naturally unclogs pores, and sweep away dry and dead skin cells to leave a clearer complexion.
You can also select two cleansing mode - Normal and Sensitive. Recommended use is 1 minute per day and there is also a handy timer to let you know when the minute is up.
I have to admit, I haven't remembered to use this everyday, but I can still a difference in my skin. It is definitely smoother and brighter, but I have had a few new spots. Whether that is down to my monthlies or the fact that I am using something new on my skin, I don't know. Since the 1st July I have used the lucid daily and I am hoping to remember to use it for a full 30 days. At the end of the month I will update you again and show you the results.
The lovely people at Magnitone have send me a 20% discount code for you lovely lot. Click here to claim it and use the code BLOVE20

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Planner Addict

When I find a new hobby, I generally become pretty obsessed with it. Sometimes it only last a few month, other times I last it out. This blog is a good example. Although I try and post 2/3 times per week I don't cry if I only post once in a week. 

I love *trying* to be crafty. In the past I have dabbled in jewellery making and card making, but I think I have found my craft. In planners. Think filofax's, fauxdori's,  ring bound notebooks etc etc. The planner world is awesome!!

And the choice! Its beyond extensive! Granted a lot of it is overseas and you can sometimes struggle with getting certain items in the UK, but only when I am been reallllly picky.

I could go on for days about the choice of items but instead I am going to show you mine.

I currently have two planners. A pocket size paperchase one and a A5 Filofax domino in hot pink. My pocket size one is always in my bag and I don't really decorate it. My A5 is my baby. It sits on my coffee table or dining room table and gets lots of attention. 
This is my current dashboard. I made myself from some downloaded digital scrapbook paper and some project life bits and pieces. The initial card is from Marks and Spencer.
This is my current week layout. Going with the black and gold theme, again with PL cards. The laminated monthly cards are from Pinterest.
I add a 'photo of the week' in between each week on two pages. I could never get around to finishing a full PL month and this is a good way for me to print my photos.
look at all them planners!!!
 I also have some coloured paper in to this. I need to print some 'to do' lines on it. I love making lists, so I will definitely use them all!! I also have two plastic wallets. This one, that I keep my stickers in and zip one that I keep a bit of all sorts in.
So, that's my current planner.
I know this isn't my normal kind of post but I am going to start incorporate more lifestyle on my blog.

Do you plan?