Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Those Little Things..

Happiness is a key part in everyones life, we all know what makes us happy and recently i've began to realise that i'm in a happy place with my life. Today I thought i'd sit back from the beauty reviews and just appreciate those little things that bring me the smallest amount of happiness.

For me happiness can comes in many different forms, from the people in my life, to the objects that make up what I call 'my little space' i.e my bedroom, and also everything that I have experienced this year so far. 

  • A neatly made bed - I don't know what it is about clean bed sheets, perfectly puffed up pillows and cute cushions but they just brighten my day.
  • Motivational quotes - As someone who lacks a lot of motivation in general, I find that having constant motivational reminders really helps me get through the day, and actually dragging my bum to the gym most days.
  • New shoes - There is nothing more satisfying than a new pair of beautiful shoes, especially if they were a bargain.
  • Flowers - There is nothing better than a bunch of fresh flowers, especially if someone special has bought them for you. 
  • Cute text messages - Sounds cheesy, but if i'm having a crappy day and cute text will always cheer me up.
  • Candles - Candles motivate me so much, I always get so much work done with a sweet smelling candle burning in the background, and they really warm up my room during the cold autumn/winter nights.
  • Freshly painted nails - As I can't wear nail varnish at work, the feeling of painting my nails and having a lovely pastel pop to them just brightens my entire mood. 
  • Spending time with loved ones - Having people around me who care and want to see me succeed is all I really need. 
  • Relaxing pamper evenings - I live for these especially when i've had a stressful busy week.
  • Experiencing new things - This year has involved a lot of firsts for me, and I can't wait to experience more, and make new memories. 

What little things make you happy?


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Triangl Bikini Dupe

With me going on holiday next week, i've been on the hunt for a few new bikinis for the holiday and of course the Triangl bikinis caught my eye, the price tags not so much, so I turned to my trusty pal eBay in my quest for a dupe or something similar.
 My friend Abbie, who i'm going on holiday with actually pointed in the direction as she also ordered the orange version of this bikini and to be honest i'm quite happy with what I got. There are a lot of sellers on eBay selling pretty much dupes of the Triangl Bikinis and I bought mine here and they stock so many different styles and colours.

I paid £3.28 and then £4.99 post + package on top, which I wasn't going to complain about as this was literally a fraction of the price of the Triangl Bikini's and if I had the money I would have paid for the genuine thing but I just couldn't justify almost £50. The only disappointing thing is that you can't order different sizes for the top and bottom, so I opted for a medium (8-10) so at least the top would fit but I knew the bottoms would be too small and they are a little snug, so i'll be wearing a plain black pair with the top. If you are more in proportion where your top and bottom size is relatively the same then i'd definitely recommend giving eBay a try. 

I can't wait to wear this on holiday and i'm getting really excited now!

Have any of you found any good Triangl bikini dupes?


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Monday, 25 August 2014

OOTD: Kimono Obsessed

I want to say thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last outfit post, as I really didn't think it would go down as well as it did. Like I said i'm not great at this whole fashion blogger thing but I wanted to continue showing outfit snippets and some of my current favourite pieces with you guys.
From the title you can already guess that this Longsleeve Floral Tassle Kimono* (£9.22) from She Inside is the main focus of this outfit. I've been loving kimono's this summer as you can wear them in so many ways, and I love how they can really add something to a really basic outfit, similar to the one i'm wearing in this. 

As it's starting to get a little colder, i've started pairing my kimono's with a simple t-shirt and jean combo and allowing the kimono to really spruce up my outfit with little effort. Today i've thrown on my Lavish Alice Sweatshirt (£8.50), which I love as it just meets the waist on my Topshop Blue Wash Leigh Jeans (£38), which I live in practically all winter as I have about five or six pairs of these. As for the kimono I love the tropical floral print it has going on and the subtle pink hint just drew me in even more. It's one size, but would fit probably up to a size 16 as it is quite loose fitting and comes down about mid thigh on me. I also really like the tassels as they are the perfect length, and are a nice touch. I'll definitely be taking this piece on holiday come September as it will work so well as a coverup by the pool or to dress up an outfit in the evening.

Have you been kimonos obsessed this summer also?


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

This Week I #33

I'm back with a round up of week, after going to V Festival last weekend I wasn't able to get one up but you can see what I got up to at V here. This week I haven't really done an awful lot, i'm in that 'it's almost payday rut' so i've just been trying to get myself organised for a few things coming up over the next few weeks.
Continued decorating my desk area - After a few issues I now finally have my shelf up around my desk area, which at the moment has a few decorative boxes, books and random ornaments. I've also hung up my fairy lights to add some decoration. I can now finally use my desk again! It's still a process but it's getting there.
Started prepping for holiday - As I go on holiday a few days after my graduation, i'm trying to get myself a little prepared as I know it's going to a hectic few days. I've started making a list of everything I need to take, which I can add to before I start packing next week. Next on the list is to change the last of my money into Euros.
Spent a few days with the boyfriend - As I was away for the weekend, and we hadn't really seen each other the week before we spent a few days just chilling out, catching up and cooking for each other this week, which was really nice. We also went out for a delicious meal on Friday night where I had an amazing thai green curry but it was that good that I forgot to take any pictures. 

Other than working a few shifts this has pretty much been my week, oh and driving around my local town trying to get all the parcels i've missed but I won't go into that to save you the boredom!

There hasn't been much love on the blog this week, so if you haven't seen some of this weeks posts please do give them a read. I put my first Beauty Tips & Hacks post the other day, which might give you some new tips to try out.

What have you been up to this week?


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