March 27, 2015

STYLE INSPIRATION • THE STEPSISTERS

I’ve based my previous posts for Disney’s new Cinderella movie on either The Stepmother or Cinderella herself, so I thought it’d be fun to base this next one on The Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drisella - think bold prints, lots of colour and plenty of detail. I enjoy taking inspiration from an unlikely muse, it makes me think outside the box and shows that anything can be made wearable by taking one or two elements, be it colour, shape or pattern and diluting them with your own tastes and modern designs.

Cinderella is out in cinemas today - don't forget check out the Cinderella Inspired Tumblr Hub to submit your dress design for a chance to see it brought to life!
1. Embroidered Smock Dress, £68 (buy here) 2. Embroidered Scrunchie, £4 (buy here) 3. Fable Print Top, £75 (buy here) 4. Floral Heeled Sandals, £40 (buy here) 5. Duffle Cross Bag, £59 (buy here) 6. Flower Headband, £8.50 (buy here)

March 26, 2015

SPRING TIME STATIONARY

It may have been several years since I last step foot in school but if there is one thing I’ve carried a love for since then, it’s stationary. I think I can speak for most of us when I say there’s nothing like a crisp new notepad and a fresh set of pens to motivate you, whether it be in school, at home or in the office. Here are a few things, inspired by Cinderella, to bring you into spring and get those organisational juices flowing.

Cinderella hits cinemas on Friday - don't forget check out the Cinderella Inspired Tumblr Hub to submit your dress design for a chance to see it brought to life!
1. Weekly Planner, £10.99 (buy here)   2. Katie Leamon Pencils, £7 (buy here)   3. Notebook, £5.50 (buy here)   4. Floral Notebook, £10 (buy here)   5. Stripe Washi Tape, £3 (buy here) & Tile Print Washi Tape (buy here)

THE HIS & HERS TAG (VIDEO)

It had been far too long since my boyfriend, Douglas and I filmed a video together so once I found out my friend Gracie and her partner tagged us to do the his and hers tag we were on it.

March 25, 2015

CINDERELLA INSPIRED HOMEWARE

Carrying on my Cinderella inspired content for the release of Disney's new Cinderella movie (in cinemas Friday!), I wanted to find some Cinderella-esque homeware bits (think floral, feminine and cutesy) because I probably spend more on my flat than I do clothing or makeup nowadays. These items would make a lovely addition to any bedroom or living room, just in time for summer.

Don't forget check out the Cinderella Inspired Tumblr Hub to submit your dress design for a chance to see it brought to life!
1. Butterfly Garland, £7.50 (buy here)    2. Butterfly Frame, £30 (buy here)    3. Floral Cushion, £22 (buy here)    4. Mouse Ornaments, £8.95 (buy here)    5. Duck Egg Herringbone Throw, £89 (buy here)     6. Glass Lanterns, £4 (buy here)

March 17, 2015

WINTER SKINCARE TIPS WITH #E45OVERNIGHT (VIDEO)

As someone who has suffered from dry skin for as long as I can remember, I was more than willing to work alongside E45 to bring you my top tips for keeping dryness at bay during the winter months. My mum and I always had a tub of E45 in the bathroom when I was a youngster; she'd use it for dry skin and I'd use it for the eczema I had on the backs of my knees. Recently E45 launched their new protect and repair overnight hand cream which I have reviewed alongside my skincare tips for dry skin.

March 16, 2015

BEAUTY WISH LIST • FIERCELY FABULOUS

It only felt right that after my first beauty wish list inspired by Cinderella, that my next one be the complete opposite, therefore influenced by her Step Mother, Lady Tremaine. It's easy to convey all bad characters through nothing but dark colours but costume designer, Sandy Powell, very cleverly put Lady Tremaine in a lot of rich colours e.g. royal greens and deep berries; adding colour but still reflecting the Step Mother's jealousy and cruel intentions.

Don't forget check out the Cinderella Inspired Tumblr Hub to submit your dress design for a chance to see it brought to life!
1. Laura Geller: Baked Eyeshadow Palette, £28 (buy here)   2. Eylure, Katy Perry: Cool Kitty Lashes (buy here)  3. Tom Ford: Black Orchid Eau De Parfum, £72 (buy here)  4. Butter London: Nail Lacquer in British Racing Queen, £10 (buy here)  5. Elizabeth Arden: Lipstick in Bold Red, £21 (buy here)

March 15, 2015

JURLIQUE LOVE NOTES GIFT SET

I rarely do in depth beauty posts but I couldn't resist taking some photos of this darling package that arrived at my door. Recently, I've been fading out chemical ridden products (as well as those tested on animals) and replacing them with healthier alternatives for both myself and the environment, which is why I'm delighted to try some bits from Jurlique. Most importantly they do NOT test on animals, they're organic (synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides free) and support sustainable farming. That's a big old tick in my book!