Winter Pastels

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Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe as I’m writing this, that this time next week it will be Christmas Day! Where on earth is the time going?!

This was such a different look for me to try, but I found this skirt which is so glittery in the best rainbow way (annoyingly hard to see in the photographs) and I wanted to style it up! Pastels in winter work so well and I thought this would be quite a fun day to evening look by adding in this sequin handbag.

Obviously you could team this skirt with bare legs but frankly it’s too cold and I hate my legs, so I opted for tights instead! I’m just going to call it granny chic 😉

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Jumper – Primark
Skirt – Primark
Tights – Primark
Boots – New Look
Bag – Primark
Christmas Rings – H&M

Much Love,

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20 of the Best Christmas Jumpers & T-Shirts

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Hi Everyone,

So it can’t be Christmastime without a festive outfit and I’ve got 20 of the best jumpers and t-shirts for you to look at and choose from! Yes, some of them are mega cheesy but come on, it’s Christmas! 😉

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T-Shirt – New Look – £9.99

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Jumper – Primark -£14.00 (they have a huge selection in store but obviously I can’t link them on here, I wish they’d get an online shop.. but then I’d be very poor!)

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Asos – £14.00

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Asos – £25.00

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Daisy Street – £18.00

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Asos – £22.00

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New Look – £14.99

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New Look – £8.99

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New Look – £14.99

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New Look – £9.99

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Topshop – £34.00

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Topshop – £60.00

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Topshop – £18.00

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Topshop – £36.00

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Asda – £12.00

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Asda – £12.00

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Asda – £15.00

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Next – £28.00

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Next – £35.00

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Boohoo – £15.00

Let me know if you decide to get any of these and tag me on instagram if you do!

@Fashionbellee

Much Love,

Weekend Casual

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Hi Everyone,

Sometimes I love a casual outfit perfect for a Sunday stroll in the park and comfy for chilling at home and this is perfect.The major thing is the jumper which I am in love with! Just because it’s a casual look, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring 😉

The jumper comes super oversized and I’m actually wearing an XSmall (possibly for the first time in my entire life) so not only does it make you feel great about yourself but it looks amazing too!

I recently discovered these jeggings and they are so comfortable and easy to get on. I really like the tone of blue that they are in as they’re not too bright and more of a true denim colour in my eyes which is hard to find in jeggings. They’re so stretchy that I think I could have gone down a size, but I’m impatient and I just wanted to wear them too much!

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Jumper – H&M sold out online but alternative here
Jeggings – Next
Bag – Old River Island
Boots – Primark
Scarf – Old New Look but alternatives here and here

 

AW16 Trend Series – Sports Luxe

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Hi Everyone,

So for the final part of my trend series, I wanted to look at Sports Luxe which was a huge AW16 trend at Louis Vuitton, Vetements and Anya Hindmarch.

 

There are so many ways to wear this look as you can see above and I decided to create a more relaxed outfit, (I don’t think I could’ve pulled off the oversized puffer jacket..!!) combining the wet look leggings and metallic accessories to add the luxe element.

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Top – Zara
Jacket – River Island (similar here)
Leggings – Matalan (similar here)
Sunglasses – ASOS
Bag – Stradivarius
Trainers – Primark

Some other alternatives in the shops right now;

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I hope that you have enjoyed this series on just  a couple of the autumn and winter trends. Let me know if you have and I can do something similar for each new season of fashion in the future!

Much Love,

Primark Skincare – Testing and Review

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Hi Everyone!

Following on from my Poundland Make Up Look review, I thought I’d carry on this budget beauty series with these Primark skincare products. I’ve been trying them for a couple of weeks now, one of them actually featured in my September favourites here, so it might give you a good idea of what I think of them!

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The first product I tried was the Love to Glow Moisturiser, I have been using it (mostly) each morning and night and my skin feels so much better for it. This is the worst time of year for our skin because of the cold, windy weather and I really feel like this is an essential you need! It almost has a iridescent shine within it which helps with the ‘glow’ but doesn’t make you look shiny at all.

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The other product I’ve been testing is the ‘Instant Radiance Serum’. I wasn’t exactly hoping for much considering it’s low price and Primark obviously don’t specialise in skincare products, but again this has really surprised me. In a way you could use this on it’s own without the moisturiser as a base as this is very moisturing in itself. But I like to use them together as this is still a brilliant primer to use before foundation.

It’s quite a thick consistency but it melts into the skin really quickly. In the same way as the moisturiser, it has a iridescent shine to it but much more obvious. This isn’t a problem for me because as my skin gets quite dry, I like products that give that ‘glowing from within’ look, but if you have oily skin this might be too much.

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Overall at only £3.00 each, I’d definitely recommend you trying these out and I can’t wait to try some more Primark skincare products.

Are there any other budget beauty brands you’d like me to test and review? I can do make up looks with budget make up brands or more skincare reviews like this one. Please let me know in the comments!

Much Love,

The Tweety Pie Bag

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Hi Everyone,

I am such a fan of statement accessories and there is nothing more statement than this handbag! I spotted it online and had to get it straight away. I know it’s quite a bright colour and I wasn’t sure how to style it, but I felt that I wanted a basic outfit in black and this incredible bomber jacket with all the patches to pull it together.

The bag is pretty huge, it fits so much in it and it’s so soft. There’s also a black version which I’ll link below, that might be more appropriate if you don’t like bright colours as much as me!

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Bag – Zara (Yellow here and Black here)
Jacket – Primark
Top – Old Zara (similar here)
Leggings – New Look
Boots – New Look

September Favourites

Hi Everyone!

Here’s what I’ve been loving in the past month, there’s not many new make up additions as I’ve been sticking with a lot of the same products as previous months, but I have found a couple of new things I’ve discovered that I’ve been enjoying.

Make Up Favourites

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Primark Love to Glow Moisturiser -£3.00

So I’ll start with skincare and I actually have a review of a couple of the new Primark skincare range coming soon to the blog so I’m not going to talk about it too much, but I’ve recently purchased this Primark Love to Glow moisturiser and it’s so good! For the price it’s incredible and I’ve paid a lot more for moisturisers just like this.

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L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Fatale – £9.99

I’ve been trying out and loving the combination of two mascaras this month, the first is this one by L’Oreal and it does an amazing job of lengthening and fanning out my lashes, it’s also really black which I like. I wouldn’t say it’s amazing at curling my lashes, but I just use it with an eyelash curler and it makes them look really volumised.

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Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara – £6.99

The second mascara I have been using is this one from Revlon, I actually have the waterproof black version and it’s honestly one of the best waterproof mascaras I have ever used. I can put this on my bottom lashes in the morning and if I’m out late, it won’t have budged or smeared the whole day. My lower lashes always smudge as they are quite long so this mascara is a God send! I also tend to pair it with the L’Oreal mascara over the top on my top lashes just to give more volume and so it stops all of my mascara budging.

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Make Up Revolution Ultra Pro Glow – £10.00

This is a fairly new release by MakeUp Revolution, I had tried quite a lot of their other products including their eyeshadow palettes etc and always liked them, so as a highlight junkie I had to get my hands on this! I’m so surprised on how much I like it, recently I’ve been using Anastasia Beverly Hills and this is such a good dupe! There’s 8 different shades ranging from pink to gold tones and they’re all so buttery and pigmented. For the price, this is so worth buying.

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Urban Decay Cream Vice Lipstick – Insanity – £15.00

So it wouldn’t be my favourites if I didn’t have at least two lip products..! And there’s two I’ve been loving in September; the first is a nude shade which is so pretty. It’s more of an orange toned nude which is quite different to what I’d normally go for but it’s so easy to wear, no need for a mirror to apply and I love it for a day to day look. I love the formula of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks, they’re not drying at all and this is a cream finish so it’s quite moisturising but long lasting too.

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Wet N Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick – Rose-Bud – £3.99

I found this lipstick whilst I was in America in the summer and I’ve fallen in love with it! The shade rose-bud is perfect for this time of year as it’s a mauve-y toned pink which is great for a beautiful ‘english-rose’ look. I can’t even remember it being called Mega Matte as this may have put me off buying it as I tend to get very dry lips so I avoid most matte lipsticks, but this is absolutely amazing. It’s so comfortable to wear and I’d say it has more of a velvet finish than totally matte, but this suits me much more! I wish Wet N Wild were more easily available in the UK; I have linked one I found on amazon which is brilliant (and potentially dangerous for my bank account) so hopefully you can get your hands on one too.

Random Favourites

I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this youtube video, but I can’t stop watching it! If you ever need something to cheer you up, just watch this it’s so entertaining!

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My last favourite is a TV Show called Dexter on Netflix. I watched this a few years ago and loved it so much I have convinced my husband to watch it all over again with me as he’d never seen it before! I have to admit it’s very gory, so if you’re not into that kind thing then I wouldn’t watch it.. but if you enjoy thrillers and comedy combined then I’d definitely give it a go. It’s got a lot of drama and there’s 8 seasons so it’s perfect now for autumn and winter all cuddled up inside in the warm!

What have been your favourites in September?

Much Love,