Wednesday, 30 July 2014

FLORAL DREAMS



I actually think I'm in love with this playsuit. I had been eyeing it up online for a while (I even included it in my 'playsuit loving' post) so I decided to order it. Turns out it's even nicer in real life.. don't you just love it when then happens! I got it from Topshop for £40.

I love the look of the vibrant floral design and the cross over front, with the little cut-out triangle. I don't think I've ever actually come across a playsuit in this style before. The fit of it is great, and works well for me since it's small at the waist and then flares out a bit (but not too much) at the bottom.

Friday, 25 July 2014

PLAYSUIT LOVING


Playsuit's are definitely one of my favourite things to wear at the moment. I just love how you can dress them up for evenings out, or just wear them as casual day outfits. I tend to find that the fit of playsuits tends to be flattering for my body shape and being very short, I don't have the issue of them being too long, like I would with a dress... #shortgirlproblems. Also, some of them (maybe not the pastel floral ones) can be tailored to colder weather, teamed with with tights and a leather jacket. You can't go wrong with a bit of versatility when you're possibly soon to be a poor university student!

Playsuits seem to be everywhere at the moment. Here are a few of my favourites that are currently on the high street.

1. Fluoro Flower Cross Over Playsuit | Topshop | £40
2. Petite Floral Overlay Playsuit | Miss Selfridge | £45
3. Bandeau Skort Playsuit | Topshop | £58
4. Evie Strappy Floral Stretch Crepe Playsuit | Boohoo | £23
5. Jazmin Pineapple Print String Back Playsuit | Boohoo| £12
6. Peach Drape Playsuit | Miss Selfridge | £45

Which is your favourite?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CELINE INSPIRED BAG





I'm a huge fan of Celine bags, but not so much a fan of their extortionate prices! Lets face it, not everyone has a spare  £1000+ readily available just to blow on a bag. Even if it is the most heavenly bag you have ever seen!

Anyway, I needed a new bag so I had a little browse on Ebay to see if I could find anything nice. I came across this Celine 'lookalike' bag. For only £16.99 I just couldn't resist! Because of the low price, when the bag came I wasn't expecting it to be amazing quality. The bag however, looks so nice and not at all cheap. It even has that lovely fresh leather smell! Basically just like a Celine bag, minus the Celine label... one day Rachel, one day. The bag is super spacious and has a few compartments inside which is also handy. It also comes with a longer detachable strap that you can use if you prefer a longer handle.

Hopefully one day I will manage to get hold of a real Celine bag. But for the time being, this will do! If any of you are interested in the bag, here's where I purchased it.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

CHANEL NAILS | BLUE SATIN




Okay I admit this is not the most summery of nail colours, but I never really stick to seasons when it comes to nail polish anyway! I've been loving this very dark navy blue shade from Chanel at the moment. It's sort of almost like wearing black nail polish, but not as harsh and gothic looking. I think it has a really nice and smart look.

Chanel nail polishes are definitely not cheap at around the £18 mark, but you can really tell the difference in quality between these and your regular drug store nail product. I find that you tend to always only need one coat and they are quite long lasting... however I am still yet to find a nail polish that is fully chip resistant!

Have any of you tried this or any other shade of Chanel nail polish?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

FORGET ME NOT









Sorry I've been AWOL for the past week! I've just got back from a lovely holiday in France with my family. But now, back to blogging!

I showed this skirt in a haul post, but I thought i'd include it in an outfit post just because it's so pretty and perfect for the lovely weather at the moment. The cute intricate design (which reminds me of forget-me-nots) makes it ideal teamed with something super simple like the plain white vest top.

Vest top - Topshop
Skirt - Topshop
Hexagon necklace - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop
Watch - Marc Jacobs

Monday, 7 July 2014

THE BODY SHOP | BODY BUTTER




I haven't used many products from the Body Shop, but one product that I have used a lot of are their body butters. Over the years I have tried out so many of the different ones e.g. mango, coconut, shea, olive, plum, strawberry and many more. I love how they come in so many different flavours because it means everyone can find the one with their preferred scent. I do find that they all seem to do the exact same thing though.. I'm not actually sure if they're meant to?!

I like to use the body butters to moisturise after I've got out the bath and fully dried myself (make sure you're completely dry or it just results in a greasy mess!). The product is really thick and not at all runny or greasy. It sinks in to my skin fairly quickly and leaves my skin feeling super smooth, as well as leaving the lovely scent of whichever flavour I have used. At £13 a tub for the large one's, they're not exactly super cheap, but I would definitely say they are worth it. You can also get sets of the smaller ones like I have if you would rather try out a few different flavours.

My favourite one at the moment is the mango just because the fresh scent goes really well with the warm summer weather. Next on my list are the chocolate, almond and passion fruit.. how good do they sound?!

Have any of you tried the Body Shop body butter?

Saturday, 5 July 2014

CORAL AND LACE




I'm loving skorts at the moment! I find them easier and more comfortable to wear than skirts, yet they still look dressed up. I spotted this bright coral coloured one in Topshop and I was instantly drawn to the bright colour and the unique folded-envelope style on the front. I don't own a lot of bright coloured clothes, since I tend to stick with fairly neutral colours.. so I thought this skort would make a nice change to what I something would normally go for!

I've teamed a lace, tight fitted crop top with the skort. The neutral white contrasts great with the bright coral, and the lace adds a touch of girlyness and texture to the outfit. I do apologise that once again everything I'm wearing is from Topshop. I swear I must have some kind of addiction!

Skort | Topshop
Lace white crop top | Topshop
Nude wedge heels | Topshop

Thursday, 3 July 2014

HEELS I'M LOVING



Something that tends to bring me a lot of happiness is shoes. Some people don't understand it, but I'm sure most of you reading will be familiar with the excitement that comes along with a pair of new shoes.

I've been loving a lot of the shoes in shops at the moment. Probably because the whole wedge platform thing seems to be really in which I'm a huge fan of. I mean who doesn't like shoes that add a lot of height but are still super comfortable to walk in?! Along with that, I've also been loving all the pretty bright and pastel coloured shoes that seem to be around at the moment. So good for making any simple/casual outfit, more interesting and dressed up.

1. Orange floral peep toe platform sandals | River Island | £55
2. LANA 2 platform sandals | Topshop | £55
3. RABBIT faux fur fluffy sandals | Topshop | £55
4. LUTHER skinny sandals | Topshop | £52
5. Madrid split wedges | Miss Selfridge | £45
6. White platform wedges | River Island | £61
7. Mint green high sandals | Dorothy Perkins | £33
8. Misi extreme platform heels | Missguided | £43

Which is your favourite pair?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

LUSH | SPACE GIRL BATH BOMB







I've got to the end of my Lush product collection *cries*. No doubt I'll be stocking up soon though! The last product I used was the Space girl bath bomb which is described as a space dust filled bath bomb with a sweet and fruity fragrance. It's also supposed to have some popping candy in it which pops as you add it to your bath. Unfortunately I couldn't hear much popping but maybe that's because I had the taps violently running...I'm just never patient enough to wait until I've turned the taps off!

The thing I loved about this bath bomb was the little hint of glitter it left in the water. It wasn't so much that it leaves you looking like a vampire when you get out, but just enough to make the bath look pretty. The red and the blue colours in the bath bomb swirled and made the bath go a lovely purple colour which I also quite liked. 

The Space Girl bath bomb smelt a bit grapefruit-y which is expected since it contains grapefruit oil. The grapefruit oil as well as almond and bergamot oil (which it also contains) is meant to be restoring, uplifting for the mood and is meant to clarify your skin. I can't say I noticed any difference to my mood, but my skin definitely felt nice and soft after a long soak. 

Have any of you tried the Space Girl bath bomb?