Kylie Jenner Holiday Collection with Swatches

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Hi Everyone,

As you probably know, Kylie Jenner’s latest release has been her holiday collection and I managed to pick up a couple of the new pieces including the new Kyshadow palette and the mini matte liquid lipstick set.

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I love the jewel tones of the eyeshadows in this palette and most of them are very pigmented; from the swatches my favourites have to be the shimmers as they are buttery smooth, some of the matte shades felt a bit chalky. It’s so hard to photograph these due to the metallic packaging and my photos really don’t do it justice! It also has a mirror which is the first for her Kyshadow palettes.

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Swatches from L-R: Sugar Cookie, Frosty, Chestnut, Mittens, Winter, Nutcracker, Gingerbread, Evergreen, Silent Night

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The mini matte liquid lipsticks are small…! Smaller than I thought but a perfect handbag/ travel size. They look incredible and the size actually would make them much easier to apply for me than other liquid lipsticks. Four of the shades are from the permanent collection and two are exclusive releases which are Angel and Vixen. From the swatches you can see that Vixen seems to be quite patchy so it’ll be interesting to see what it looks like on the lips.

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Swatches from L-R: Moon, Ginger, Angel, Love Bite, Kristen and Vixen.

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I’m going to be doing a New Years Eve makeup look using some of these products next week and I will be able to give you my thoughts on how they work.

Much Love,

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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 ūüėČ

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

Much Love,

Clothes Show 2016

Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I went to the final Clothes Show to be held at Birmingham NEC since 1989! It’s moving to Liverpool in the summer next year for the foreseeable future, so I wanted to give you the low down on what I saw, what was there and most importantly, what I bought!

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The fashion show this year wasn’t as good as previous years I felt, there wasn’t much in the way of a theme which tied all of the fashion pieces together and they didn’t have as much well known music. They did however have a saxophone player who was amazing and it gave a really unusual twist to the fashion show.

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There were a huge amount of stands there from accessories, beauty, clothing and homeware including brands like Spectrum Brushes, Barry M, Models Own, Elemis, In The Style and Oasis, with a lot of them having exclusive deals just for the Clothes Show.

I managed to pick up the most beautiful make up brush from Spectrum which isn’t going to be released until January 2017 but was on special offer at the show.

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Also this make up bag from Barry M which included loads of their products for only £10 which is incredible! Also helps that the makeup bag itself is super instagram friendly..!

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I also picked up this cute jumper for the crazy¬†price of¬†¬£5! I mean, it’s not exactly the softest of knits and it won’t be incredible quality but such a bargain.

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There were a few celebrities there including a couple of my favourite bloggers/youtubers Sarah Ashcroft and Lydia Millen who did a panel as well as fashion stylist Mark Heyes and Jo Elvin who is the editor of Glamour magazine.

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What I wore;
Top – New Look
Jacket – Stradivarius (sold out alternative here)
Leggings – Old Matalan
Boots – Primark
Bag – New Look (sold out alternatives here and here)

Also, just a side-note for all of you fellow people in wheelchairs; the NEC also has a brand new Changing Places toilet.. which is the best news! So if you’re ever going to an event there, we found it near Hall 20.

Much Love,

 

Christmas Gift Guide For Her – Under ¬£30!

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe Christmas is only 3 weeks away today! I thought I’d give you some inspiration in a couple of Gift Guides of what you can get for the ones you love if you still have some presents to buy!

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I hope this has helped! I’ve got a Gift Guide for all of the men in your life coming on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

Much Love,

 

Wedding Series – The Dress

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Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe it but this is the last in my Wedding Wednesday series and I thought it should end on a good one.. my dress!

Ever since I was a child I always wanted the dream princess wedding dress like in the Disney films, never giving much thought to the fact I would be in a wheelchair on my wedding day! So when my husband proposed, I got lots of anxiety about finding my dress and rather than looking forward to the search I was actually dreading it.

I began looking online to see some of the options out there and decided that I should probably go for a tea length dress as a full length dress would drown me and I wouldn’t be able to have a train etc anyway. I knew that I wanted to visit a particular wedding shop in Wellingborough and luckily they stocked the brand of dress I wanted to try which was Lou Lou Brides.img_8843-copyimg_8895-copywedding-sn-012-copy

I tried on about 6 different dresses before I found ‘the one’. I initially wanted¬†a dress with a high waistband as I thought it would suit me better sitting down and I knew I definitely wanted a dress with sleeves. Lou Lou specialises in tea length dresses which you can have in around 3 different lengths, it actually turns out that their shortest length fitted me perfectly and looked like I was wearing a full length dress!

The trying on of the dresses was the most tricky part as you can imagine, with each dress having about 30 layers of tulle and netting! But with helpful bridesmaids and my mum, we got it down to a fine art!

The dress I chose was in a vintage style with elbow length sleeves, lace detailing, lots of tulle and a big bow on the waist band. It ended up having a lower waistband that I thought I would want too, so it just shows that what you think you want might not be what you should get!

Once I had decided on the dress, obviously it had to be ordered in and then the alteration process began. The seamstress I had was so helpful, she had some brilliant ideas on how to make it work the best for me. She ended up altering the dress to a ‘sit down’ dress which involved moving up the waist band slightly at the back and rather than a zip fastening as originally made, she altered the back¬†into a corset. She also took away lots of the layers of tulle at the back of the dress so it was more comfortable to sit down in all day.

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Obviously as I’m in a wheelchair I wasn’t sure about wearing a long veil because it would be too much and I really wanted a birdcage veil as I loved the effect of it and it matched the style of my dress. But I did want to jazz up my wheelchair a bit and with the help of my parents spray painting and decorating it and adding a veil onto the back which I kept on all day, it looked really amazing!!

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One of the most important factors of any girls wedding day, other than the dress of course, is the shoes! I’ve documented many times on this blog how much I struggle to find shoes that will fit my wide feet but completely and utterly by chance, I happened to be in New Look near the kids section when my mum spotted the most incredible glittery shoes. And by some miracle they actually fit me! And were only¬†¬£7!!wedding-sn-008-copy

I found some bows on ebay in the same glitter to add onto the front so I could cover up more of my feet and I absolutely loved them! They were so comfortable and I had so many compliments on them as they just peeked out the bottom of my dress.

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As much as I was dreading going wedding dress shopping; in the end it was so much fun, I found the dress of my dreams and I honestly didn’t want to take it off! So if you’re in a similar situation to me, then just enjoy it and embrace every minute because it’s all over so quickly.

I wish I could live it all again and to be honest writing these posts has brought it all back to life, so I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them!

My Dress was from Lou Lou – The Cynthia Dress
I purchased it from Brides of Wellingborough
Birdcage Veil – Once In a Lifetime, Milton Keynes
Shoes – New Look Kids
Wheelchair Veil – Ebay (similar here)

Much Love,

So Tonal

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Hi Everyone,

This look started off from this incredible teddy bear jacket; I loved the colour and texture and I hadn’t really seen anything else like it. Tonal looks are in this season and the mixture of the orangey browns and nudes works so well to create an Autumn look.

Can I also just take a minute for this snake necklace too which I literally purchased the second I spotted it! I love anything that’s unique and it’s going to be perfect with high neck tops and knitwear this season.

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Jacket – Boohoo
Top – H&M
Jeggings – Select
Boots – ASOS
Bag – Stradivarius
Hat – M&S¬†(Can’t find online, check in store)
Necklace – H&M (Can’t find online, check in store)

Much Love,