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March 2015

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

Gatsby’s Eyes In Paris

March 29, 2015
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The Great Gatsby has always been one of my favourite books. I find Nick Carraway and Gatsby fascinating. Gatsby’s elaborate illusions and extravagant champagne fueled parties are a world away from Carraway’s life. Oops, I’m now re-living my English A-level essay!

Back to Paris. The all seeing eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are everywhere, every optician has a set and they really caught my eye (how punny). I took a snap of every pair that I passed and gathered quite a collection.

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Now for the look. I’m almost head to toe in TopShop. My gyspy top is the Lace Trim Blouse by Band of Gypises the highwaisted jeans are MOTO Black Joni Jeans and my necklace is the Double Row Open Circle Necklace.

I know it is a little ironic to do an outfit post with Eckleburg watching but he seemed fine with it.

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Projects and Tips

West Indian Bay Bath Oil Recipe

March 24, 2015
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My lovely sister Rachael makes bath oils and she recently brought me a bottle from her latest batch. I lit my Heyland & Whittle candles and put on a face mask. It felt like I was floating on a dream cloud! It is so dreamy that I asked her for the recipe so that you guys can try it too.

Bath oil recipe for a 50ml bottle:

  1. Fill ¾ of the bottle with sweet almond oil
  2. Add 30 drops of clove bud, 30 drops of West Indian bay, 30 drops of rosemary, 20 drops of lavender, 15 drops of peppermint and 15 drops of eucalyptus
  3.  shake really well.

You will need a tiny funnel and the bottles that you choose need to be coloured glass to protect the oil from sun damage.

Rachael gets her oils from Amazon and says that they are a little expensive but well worth it, and I agree!

Suggested Post: Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe 

Fashion & Beauty

Mother’s Day Outfit

March 15, 2015
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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing Mums out there, I hope that you had a lovely day celebrating the inspiring women in your life. I headed to Chester with my Mum and sister and we had a beautiful time. We ate pizza, drank wine and planned our next trip away!

As winter is finally coming to a close I picked out a lighter outfit and popped on my shades. Hey, I live in Manchester, I’ve got to make the most of every hint of a sunshine no matter how big or small. Meet my new spring mac, she is from Topshop and you can find her here. My sunglasses were a charity shop find but Seafolly do a really similar pair, my leggings and top are from Zara.

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I love treating my Mum on Mother’s day and this year I took her a box full of goodies including: Neroli and Rose Candle in a Tin by Heyland & Whittle  (the smell is so comforting and familiar) Wild Lemongrass Reed Diffuser by Heyland & Whittle for her seaside holiday home and Batik Apron by Khmer Creations.

Here is my Mum modeling her new apron, she was so touched to hear that it was handmade by a woman in Cambodia who has been affected by human trafficking. The company teach women skills such as sewing and provide them with sustainable jobs in a safe environment.

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Suggested post: Poppy Print Outfit Of The Day

Projects and Tips

Your Favourite Posts This Season

March 2, 2015

1- Business Women of The Blogosphere

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 An insight into my favourite bloggers and how they operate as an online business, featuring: A Beautiful Mess, The Londoner and InTheFrow. This post had record breaking readership figures after it was given the seal of approval by the bloggers featured, you can check it out here

2 – January Treats

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I treated myself to some new clothes this January and shared them with you using my fab new camera. See more of my faux fur-trimmed coat from French Connection in my outfit of the day post here.

3- Interview: Yellowstone Art Boutique’s Hannah Stoney

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An interview and tour with Hannah Stoney, the owner and creator of Yellowstone Art Boutique. My go-to place for creative ideas, gifts and homeware. See more here. 

4 – Dior Baby!

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Dior’s international makeup artist Jamie Coombes gave me a mirror-eye make-over! This post features the glamorous Victoria from InTheFrow, Nabiila from Nabiilabee and Sanna from LookAMillon. Read more and see photographs from the event here.

5 – Poppy Print Outfit Of The Day

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This outfit of the day post features a poppy print dress, a heart shaped handbag and Bloody Marys! See more here.

As you can probably tell, I have really enjoyed blogging this season. Thanks for all of your encouragement. I look forward to writing some spring time posts and hope that the sun shines here in Manchester!