London Diaries: OOTD, Essentials & LYDC♥

Hey loves!♥

Happy Sunday… how has your weekend been so far?! Hope you have had an amazing one!! I have just had a very lazy, chilled Saturday (especially after my busy weekend last week!).. I’ve just spent the day taking blog photos.. reading some blogs (obviously).. and then just having some relaxing time!! I think it is always SO helpful to just have a weekend (especially if your week is SO full on and busy) to literally just chill out and not do too much (OK.. what I am trying to say is just spend the weekend at home being a lazy slob HA!)… DON’T JUDGE ME GUYS.. I have not had one of these weekends for a while hehe!

RIGHT THEN…. lets get on with this shall we! I am so excited for this post (as I seem to be about every single one HA!) – if you read my previous post HERE about my time at the Bloggers_Hangout event, you would know that I was going to do ANOTHER post about my trip to London, which would BASICALLY include my OOTD, travel essentials and just general chit chat! SO… I really hope you like this style of post my loves! Have a peek below……

Now… I want to give you a quick few tips that I followed when I travelled to London that definitely helped.. and some things I DIDN’T DO WHICH YOU GUYS SHOULD AVOID TOO! So hopefully girlies.. this will make your coach/train/car journey to anywhere a little bit easier!

Do’s♥

DO – Leave your house without makeup (GASP!).. I know.. but honestly I had to get on the coach at 5:40am.. and this would mean waking up probably a whole HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN I HAD TO.. doing my makeup in darkness AND trying to apply eye-liner/mascara to the world’s puffiest eyes – NOT FUN GUYS. Also.. if you tend to doze off on your journey, your make-up has died already. I did my makeup on the coach (yes.. it was difficult BUT I WAS SUCCESSFUL!).. but you can always do it when you stop off somewhere

DO – Stretch your legs when you can – if you are on a coach/train, whenever it makes a stop, just get up from your seat and walk down the aisle and back to your seat.. this helps avoid your poor feet getting swollen/falling asleep

DO – Double up your huge tartan scarf as a blanket… this was a lifesaver for me. Coaches can get quite chilly .. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO TO GET IT WARMER.. So my scarf was a LIFESAVER for me and my sister

Don’ts♥

DON’T – Leave the house without headphones/a phone charger/back up charger. I had my back up chargers for my phone.. BUT WE FORGOT HEADPHONES!! So this resulted in me and my sister watching Gossip Girl with SUBTITLES.. I hate subtitles ha! We actually picked up a pair from London for the journey home (obviously they were cheap and broke.. but hey, they lasted us our trip!). I know this might sound weird.. but I actually do not own any decent headphones AT ALL! I think I really need to get myself some guys!

DON’T – Overdo it on the water. I know.. I cannot believe I am writing this either. I am the biggest water drinker EVER.. But I cannot even deal with coach toilets! If you are on a car journey.. then it is fine because YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER STOPS ETC.. But with coaches they normally never give you time to stop at services etc. Instead.. I stuck to eating things like grapes/strawberries etc.. and sipped on water every now and again to keep myself hydrated – BUT NOT GULP DOWN A WHOLE LITRE LIKE I USUALLY DO!

OK… So these are just a few tips I picked up through my PERSONAL experiences on a long haul coach journey! I would LOVE to know what your tips are loves! It is not usual I use public transport now as I drive.. however, a 4 hour drive to London, then driving/parking in London.. and a 4 hour drive BACK on the same day…hmm, I didn’t really fancy that to be fair :(.

RIGHT THEN… onto the NEXT part of this post.. MY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS!♥

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BLOGGER ESSENTIALS♥

Phone (for obvious reasons)

Camera (again loves.. obvious)

Charger (I don’t know about you.. but my phone cannot go a day without needing to be charged again AT LEAST ONCE!)

Headphones (please see my DON’T list above)

Purse (where else are we going to store our business cards loves)

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TWO KINDS OF SPRAY♥

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Facial spray (I have my make-up setting one, but I also had my rosewater toner.. it is AMAZING at making you feel more awake on boring coach journeys… AND it makes your skin feel amazing!)

Body Spray (I do NOT fancy carrying around a beautiful BUT BLOODY HEAVY perfume battle all day – so WOO for sprays in plastic bottles that smell yummy!)

THINGS TO MAKE YOU FEEL PRETTY♥

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Make-up (as mentioned above.. I had my WHOLE make-up bag with me to do my make-up on the coach.. BUT my essentials are definitely eye makeup, highlighter, a bright lipstick – OH and concealer)

Hand cream & Lip Balm – (come one loves… I cannot be the only one who LOVES putting these on.. I feel like I am having a little pamper sesh in my seat when I do!)

THINGS TO MAKE YOU FEEL CLEAN/ALIVE♥

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Make-up wipes – (for taking off makeup on the DREADED JOURNEY HOME – and to also save you if you make a mistake whilst applying your make-up on a BUMPY COACH

Tissues – (tissues are just everything.. where would we be without tissues guys?)

Toothpaste & Toothbrush – (I carry these around DAILY haha! So of course.. they are an absolute ESSENTIAL for travelling.. especially if you have had a bit of a snooze and just want to feel refreshed.)

Chewing Gum – (Can help if you feel sick whilst travelling, and also just as a general refresher)

Painkillers – (FOR THAT DREADED HEADACHE YOU WILL MOST LIKELY GET FROM BEING ON A COACH SO LONG)

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Snacks – (Oooh… definitely an essential for me guys.. I cannot go 5 hours without SOME SORT OF SNACK. Keep the snacks “clean” and small.. fruit, breakfast bars and some cheeky chocolate will keep your energy up until you can get some PROPER FOOD)

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So.. they were my little SAVIOURS on my coach trip! Make sure to let me know what travel essentials YOU need! Of course.. ALL of these (and more.. make sure to check out my What’s In My Bag post) were stored in my FAVOURITE HANDBAG EVER*. This bag just literally comes EVERYWHERE with me… it is honestly the BEST bag for travelling (for me anyways :P)… it is SO spacious and structured, so everything just stays PUT and doesn’t fly around everywhere! It is also SO BEAUTIFUL.. and matches with practically every outfit I have. I think another ESSENTIAL for travelling is definitely a backpack style bag… with my FAVOURITE being THIS ONE from LYDC .. I just LOVE the colour of it.. SO PERFECT FOR SPRING!♥

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You can check out LYDC London for similar bags.. I have *all the heart eyes* emojis when I look at their range! Make sure to check them out… AND don’t forget to use my code “SAIRA10” to get 10% off!

Outfit Of The Day♥

Let’s get onto… my OUTFIT NOW WOO! Of course if you KNOW ME BY NOW GUYS (which I hope you do).. you know my obsession with pinafores. So OF COURSE.. I had to have a pinafore for my trip to London right? Have a peek below angels!♥

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Ohhhh I just cannot get over how much I love this pinnie .. it is also from New Look just like my denim one.. but this one is SO COMFORTABLE and soft.. and I also know I can wear it for work too, YAY!

I am in absolute LOVE with my speckled jumper… I saw it in a charity shop the day before I went to London and FELL IN LOVE. I ADORE jumpers of this style and colour… so literally GRABBED IT! It also kept me SO WARM.. I know this jumper will look absolutely perfect with my denim pinnie too! Trust me girlies.. if you haven’t already .. go out and buy a pinnie!

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I knew I would be walking around ALL DAY.. so I wore my trusty black Primark ankle boots.. I could literally walk up a mountain in these (erm..OK.. maybe that is exaggerating HA!).. BUT I definitely had no trouble walking round London AND hopping on and off the underground in these shoes.. I LOVE THEM! For my hijab.. I just stuck to my favourite black and white one to finish off the look!

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GUESS WHO IS ROCKING NUDE LIPS GUYS! I am LOVING them so far.. definitely a change from my regular red/berry tones.. but nude lips are PERFECT for spring!

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So that was my outfit for that day … I definitely felt SO comfy but well put together too! I definitely think black pinafores have a smarter “feel” about them… and I adore mine!

Outfit Details♥

Black Pinafore – New Look

Speckled Jumper – Charity Shop

Bag and Pom Pom – LYDC*

Shoes – Primark (Similar HERE)

Hijab – Market

Lipstick – MAC Velvet Teddy & Kiko Milano 06

SO ANGELS.. For the rest of the day me and my sister just spent some hours strolling round London as you do.. I literally LOVE the city SO much.. and need to come here more often (it is SUCH a struggle when you live up North though!)… I will hopefully be planning a weekend trip here JUST FOR THE SHOPPING YAY!

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OK THEN… I REALLY hope you liked this insight into my day at London as well as the tips/advice for travelling! I would LOVE to know what your tips are.. and also if you have been to London lately (OR IF YOU LIVE IN LONDON!). I was SO excited to put this post up.. so I honestly hope♥ you guys REALLY enjoyed it! I am now going to chill for the rest of my Sunday.. before being back at work tomorrow! I will see you in my next post lovelies!♥

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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HOW TO: Work Full Time & Blog♥

Hiya loves!♥

Hope you have all had a fabulous start to the week! Mine has been VERY busy and fun .. but VERY tiring. On Monday – I got up at 4:30AM for a 5 hour coach journey to London – SO tiring but I literally loved every minute of it! I am sure you all know that I went to my first big blogging event yesterday – which you will hear ALL about later on this week lovelies.. so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for that!

I am so excited for this post – because it is definitely something that is SO personal and applicable to me, and I know SO many of you have to deal with this too – and that is…  Keeping up a blog whilst having a full time job! 

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Now.. there are two different views that non-bloggers have of us bloggers – and they are.. “Oh, how hard can it be to take a few photos and write a few lines about make-up/clothes” – which I am sure we all know is SO NOT THE CASE.. and this comment can be SO annoying to hear haha! Then we have another.. “Wow.. how on earth do you have time to have a blog with a job etc..”.. this is definitely the question SO many people ask me! So.. perfect opportunity for a post right…… Oh come on let’s be serious ANY opportunity is perfect for a post hehe!

So.. I have been blogging for over 6 months now and usually aim for 3 posts a week… I work full time 8-5, Monday to Friday.. and think I have built up a few tips to ensure I make the most of my time – which means I am always SO happy with every single post I put up… and most importantly, that I enjoy every moment of blogging SO much!

Know Your Priorities

Obviously when you have a job.. you need to completely RULE OUT the hours you are at work and know that your time/mind must ALWAYS be in work mode. At the end of the day loves.. your job is what pays the majority of bills so work must ALWAYS come first… I know it is SO hard but make sure you have your head in the right place whilst at work, and NOT thinking about those beautiful shoes you picked up in the Topshop sale that are just WAITING to be pictured in your next outfit post. I know the struggle girls… but don’t worry – we will talk about making the most of our free time for our blog soon!

Planning

Wow.. I cannot even express to you all the IMPORTANCE of planning. I find it helps to have a “Blogging Journal” – this is my little life-saver when it comes to noting down what posts I am going to write and WHEN I am writing them/scheduling them etc. Unfortunately for us working girlies.. we cannot always think of a post and start writing it straight away.. (boo!!).. SO this is why planning is SO important. Personally, I make a note of the titles of my posts a week ahead, so I always know what I am writing for that week. I used to have a schedule for specific days and what I would post.. however this was a FAIL (haha!).. so now I just blog about whatever I want and put it up on whatever day I want! As long as I know what I am writing for the week – I am good to go!

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Make The Most Of Weekends

One thing that I ALWAYS do on weekends is take ALL my photos for the week ahead.. as we all know the struggles of taking pictures in RUBBISH lighting right? I like to set aside a few hours, get together all my products/blog props, find a GOOD spot and take pictures to my hearts content! ALL my outfit pictures are taken on the weekend too and I normally like to take two OOTD pictures in one go! I know SO many of you are aware of how TIME CONSUMING taking photos can be – so knowing that I have 3-4 lots of pictures ALWAYS helps when blogging! ALSO.. you can bulk write… however I am yet to do this as I much prefer writing my posts the day before I put them up.. I like my blog posts to feel like they are a conversation between myself and you lovely lot.. so if a post was written a week ago, I don’t feel like it has that “personal” touch!. HOWEVER.. it is completely up to you if you like to bulk write…It can definitely save SO much time!

Schedule Tweets

This has been an absolute LIFE-SAVER for me… I know I cannot spend my WHOLE day on Twitter.. as much as I would LOVE TO… so I always schedule tweets for when I am busy working away! This just means that all your hard work you put into your post the night before is still being seen by your lovely readers! It also means that you are not GLUED to your phone whilst you are supposed to be working hehe! My favourite programme to use is Buffer.. I definitely recommend it.. it is SO easy!

See Blogging As “Me Time”

For me.. my blog is my hobby and I absolutely LOVE coming home after a long day at work and either writing up my post, reading other blogs or editing photos! I see it as “me-time”, and I think the second you start seeing blogging as a “hassle” or a “job”.. it can start to be stressful and not enjoyable. Literally girlies.. I LOVE sitting down with a cuppa and just spending a few hours in my little blogging bubble! ALSO.. SO many Twitter chats are in the evening.. so you will be able to take part in SO many of these if you want to wind down after a long day at work! They are the BEST way to network with SO many other bloggers.. I LOVE them and have met SO many of my blogging babes through them!

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Do NOT Compare Yourself To Full-Time Bloggers

Remember – you have other priorities that take up your time on a daily basis – full-time bloggers can use their whole days to put time into their blog/social media/networking.. so you should never compare yourselves to them as there will be quite a difference! HOWEVER.. this is NOT to say your blog cannot be amazing.. OF COURSE IT IS… If you blog because you love it, then your blog will honestly be the best it can be.. regardless of how much time you have to put into it!

It Is OK To Have A Break

Don’t worry if it sometimes gets all too much.. if you need a break, TAKE IT! No matter how much you love your blog… if you just do not feel like blogging, DON’T DO IT. There is nothing worse than typing up a post you are just not 100% happy with, and feeling “forced” to upload it just for the sake of it. If one day… your job has just left you feeling SO tired.. take some time out. Working full time is tiring loves.. we all need time away from EVERYTHING every now and again. Have a lush bath, eat some chocolate, cry a little if you need to, get some well deserved rest.. and wake up the next morning feeling SASSY and ready to get back onto it!

So loves.. that is how I have managed to keep a blog that I am 100% happy with AND work full time too! Of course.. every blogger is different.. so I am SO open to any more tips any of you have! ALSO.. I know SO many of you are still at Uni/School AND have blogs… so I would love to know any tips you have! I also know there are SO many mummy bloggers who juggle work AND kids.. you are AMAZING.. I would LOVE to know how you manage too!! I really hope this post helped you in SOME way… make sure to let me know what you thought darlings!!

Right then angels… I still have another day off work.. before it is back for Thursday.. and then working from home on Friday… Phew! I am lucky to have had such a chilled out week .. I do SLIGHTLY miss the busy-ness of work though (I know call me crazy ha!). I cannot WAIT to put up my next post loves.. it will be ALL about my trip to London AND about the fabulous Blogger_Hangout event I went to!  I will see you there angels?!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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LOVING: Pinafores♥

Well hello there… how are you all guys? Hope you have been having an amazing weekend.. despite the weather being absolute POOP – it has been SO STORMY.. come on UK weather.. it’s almost March (SPRING TIME).. pull yourself together and GIVE US SOME SPRING WEATHER .. RIGHT?! I am literally ready to start wearing brogues/cute chunky sandals… what about you all?♥

Anyways.. enough of the weather… lets get RIGHT ONTO THIS OUTFIT.. I was so excited to take these outfit photos because it is featuring something I have become SO OBSESSED WITH!! If you do not already know… these are PINAFORES!! I literally saw my first one in Topshop (that burgundy cord one that EVERYONE and THEIR MUM has!!)… I fell in LOVE straight away and knew I needed to have a few in my wardrobe.. of course the staples being a denim one (featured in this outfit!!), and a black one (WHICH I PICKED UP TODAY!!!).

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Both of these babies are from New Look.. the denim one was 22.99, and my black one (which of course you will see in a later OOTD!!) was £17.99. Oh HEY.. if you guys have been following my blog for a while, you will know I am an ABSOLUTE creature of HABIT and if I love something, I just HAVE to have it in as many colours as possible!! SO OF COURSE.. my adorable little pinnies fall in with this .. so expect to see LOTS MORE!!

Right .. let us get on with this actual outfit then ey? Obviously with it still being BLOODY FREEZING… this little beauty just HAD to be paired with a fuzzy jumper right? Take a peek below!♥

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DOESN’T IT JUST TAKE YOU RIGHT BACK TO BEING YOUNG GUYS!!!♥

I just love the basic denim colour of this.. I know it is going to be SUCH A STAPLE.. if you haven’t already, make sure to check out “Denim Essentials EVERY Girl Needs” post for more ideas for outfits!! This pinnie will take me RIGHT THROUGH Spring, Summer, and back to Autumn/Winter again, wooo!

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I paired it with my black jumper (WHICH kept me VERY cosy, may I add!), woolly tights and … are you ready for this… black ankle boots.. shocker right? Hehe! You honestly cannot have ENOUGH boots.. I have seen some in the Primark sale for £5-10, BUT THEY WERE NOT IN MY SIZE..  me and my size 3 feet left Primark very annoyed (grrr!). To be honest loves.. I have been OBSESSED with having a look on ASOS for shoes/clothes…. I may slowly be turning into an online shopper (GASP!).. The excitement of receiving a package IS JUST AMAZING!!

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Of course.. I paired the outfit with a plain hijab.. just to keep the focus on my pinnie!! My bag is my little baby from LYDC* which basically never leaves my arm!

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Full Details:

Denim Pinafore – New Look

Black Jumper – Similar here

Bag – LYDC London* (Similar)

Lipstick – Kate Moss Rimmel in 01

Boots – New Look (Similar) 

So darlings.. hope you enjoyed this outfit!! TRUST ME girlies.. you HAVE to pick up a pinafore.. you will honestly wear it SO much! It is SO comfy…. and are literally EVERYWHERE! I apologize in advance if I cause you to become obsessed with them like me, ha! ALSO.. I now have a few days off work (WHICH WERE SO OVERDUE!).. I am literally SO excited because I am going to London on Monday, then have Tuesday and Wednesday to just catch up on LIFE … little things that I don’t usually have time to do.. i.e. sort through my wardrobe, update my blog layout, sleep more… yep sounds good!!

Hope you enjoyed this outfit lovelies.. and I cannot WAIT TO SEE YOU IN MY NEXT ONE!! It is for all us bloggers juggling work/uni/school.. so make sure to check back!!  HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Denim Essentials EVERY GIRL Needs♥

Hi angels!!♥

Who has had a fabulous week?! Mine has just been CRAZY BUSY AS USUAL… I feel like I have barely enough time to do the things I want.. by the time I have got myself ready for a CHILLED out evening, had my dinner and cleaned up.. it is already going on 8PM! If you are in a similar situation to me.. DO NOT WORRY LOVES.. I will be writing up a post about how I divide my time between my blog and working full time.. TRUST ME LOVELIES.. If you are dedicated enough YOU CAN DO IT without wanting to pull your hair out with stress hehe!

SO GUESS WHO HAS A FASHION POST UP TODAY WOOP WOOP! The idea of this post literally just sprung into my head as I was sorting out my wardrobe (yep – total light bulb on top of your head moment girlies)… and it is going to be all about DENIM!

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Now girlies.. I cannot think of a single person who does not own at least ONE denim item in their wardrobe – whether that is your FAVE pair of jeans, a denim jacket, or MY MOST FAVE THING EVER.. A DENIM PINAFORE! I thought to myself HEY.. what better post to put up than an “Essential Denim Pieces EVERY Girl Needs” one? Lets get right into it lovelies!!

Sleeveless Denim Jackets/Gilets♥

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So.. if you know me you will know how absolutely OBSESSED I am with gilets – they are my absolute ESSENTIAL item.. and I wear my fur ones ALL THE TIME.. I may as well sleep in them girls. Of course.. when the sun starts to shine, the only thing my beloved fur ones will do is make me VERY sweaty (ew)… so of course.. OUT COME MY DENIM ONES!

Why you NEED them!

They are such a fabulous layering piece (both in cold and warm months!)… and give such a gorgeous, casual vibe to any outfit. The bleached denim one looks gorgeous on summery days and adds a gorgeous, bohemian look to any outfit. The fur lined one is PERFECT for when it is colder.. you’d be surprised as to how warm it keeps you!!

Spring Outfit

Pair with a thin, knitted jumper, skater skirt, a pair of converse and a backpack!

Summer Outfit♥

Wear with a fitted top, maxi skirt and LOTS OF BANGLES  for a beautiful bohemian look!

Autumn/Winter♥

The fur lined denim gilet is PERFECT for this time of year – I LOVE pairing with HUGE comfy jumpers, knitted dressed/skirts and ankle boots!

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Here’s some links to my FAVE items!

Missguided Faux Fur Lined Gilet

Asos Dark Denim Denim Gilet – I LOVE THIS ONE!

Denim Shirts♥

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I am absolutely OBSESSED with denim shirts .. and own AT LEAST five! I was obsessed with wearing them at Uni as they were my alternative to huge cardigans in the warmer months!

Why you NEED THEM

Oh my.. you will not even believe how VERSATILE denim shirts are.. you can wear them buttoned/unbuttoned, on top of dresses or baggy t-shirts, with skirts, under dresses… the list really can go on! They also come in SO many washes, light/dark/acid wash.. and you can also get some with fancy ones with studs on too :D.

Spring Outfit

Wear unbuttoned with a t-shirt, black jeans and trainers… don’t forget the over-sized bag! PERFECT UNI OUTFIT!

Summer Outfit♥

Pair (unbuttoned) with a black and white maxi dress, a huge tan bag and sunglasses! PERFECT effortless outfit!

Autumn/Winter Outfit♥

Wear buttoned up with a structured skirt, ankle boots and a faux fur gilet on top!

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Here’s some links to my FAVE items!

Pull & Bear Denim Shirt

Topshop Striped Shirt

Jeans♥

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Now I think this one just goes without saying .. every girl MUST own a pair of jeans.. my favourite being “jegging” type jeans.. I am not a fan of how “restricted” standard jeans make me feel. I LOVE the comfort of jeggings… so of course the “Joni” & “Leigh” jeggings from Topshop are my absolute FAVOURITES.

Why you NEED THEM

Well.. I could literally just sit here ALL day about why you NEED jeans.. but I will put a few of my favourite reasons why they are just FAB.

  • You can use them as a starting piece for ANY outfit and ANY occasion
  • They can give you the most casual outfit EVER.. but also make you look sassy when paired with the right things
  • They come in SO MANY STYLES (skinnies will ALWAYS be my fave.. I am on the hunt for the perfect boyfriend jeans though!)
  • You never have to throw them out – bleach them/rip them/turn into shorts… you can do ANYTHING with a pair of jeans!

Spring Outfit

Dark wash jeans with a button up shirt, brogues and a satchel

Summer Outfit

Light wash jeans, lace top, lace up block heel sandals and an over the shoulder bag

Autumn/Winter Outfit♥

Literally ANYTHING.. but my favourite outfit is dark wash jeans, ankle boots, a HUGE jumper and an over-sized blazer/faux fur gilet

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Here’s some link to my FAVES!

Topshop Joni & Leigh Jeans

Denim Pinafore♥

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This is my most recent purchase but OH MY GOSH lovelies.. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. A pinafore is SO ON TREND at the moment.. although I did get a comment that I looked like a “farmer” (thanks to my brother.. pah what does he know about fashion ey?). It definitely took me back to when I was younger and would wear dungarees and pinafores ALL the time – now I am talking back in my nursery school days guys ha!

Why you NEED IT

THEY ARE THIS SEASONS HOTTEST TREND.. well in my opinion. They are just SO adorable and versatile girlies. You can get black/checked ones for work, and gorgeous denim/white ones for casual wear! They will also take you right back to when you were 3-5 years old and you would wear pinafores to school! Pinafores are also SO comfortable to wear .. and all you have to do is chuck on a t-shirt and some converse with it and YOU ARE READY FOR THE DAY AND YOU LOOK OH SO ADORABLE GIRLY!

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Spring Outfit♥

Pair a denim pinafore with a long sleeved stripy top, some brown boots and a satchel

Summer Outfit♥

Wear a white pinafore with a black t-shirt, black backpack and black sandals (& red lips of course!)

Autumn/Summer Outfit♥

Denim pinafore on top of a cosy jumper, a huge tartan scarf and black ankle boots

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Here’s some of my FAVES

Topshop Cord Denim Pinafore

New Look Black Pinafore

So angels.. there we have a list of denim essentials EVERY GIRL needs in her wardrobe! They are honestly staples in my wardrobe and I base SO many outfits around these pieces! I am aware I am missing a denim skater skirt and denim jacket.. I am on the lookout for the perfect ones.. My ideal denim jacket would be over-sized, bleached and with plenty of rips :P… I am thinking I may just raid the men’s section in a charity shop and attack it with my scissors (haha!).

I hope you enjoyed this post darlings… do you have any essentials in your wardrobe? What denim pieces do you ALWAYS go for? I would LOVE to know!! I will be finishing work early on Friday.. and then have a few days off WOO! These are definitely well deserved.. I so CANNOT WAIT! I am also going to the Blogger_Hangout London Fashion Week event in London on Monday which I am SO excited for!!! I will have a special post up after my trip.. so make sure to stay tuned for that!!

I will see you in my next one angels!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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In Love With: Coco Loco!

Happy Monday lovelies!

Hope you had an amazing weekend! Did any of you get up to anything fun on Valentine’s? Me and Hubs don’t really celebrate Valentine’s anymore – however, this didn’t stop hubs from surprising me with flowers, a balloon and chocolates (it was so unexpected but so sweet at the same time!). I will give you an update of what I got up to on the weekend before getting on to the actual post!

So… Saturday I was up SUPER early to do some shopping – where I picked up the most perfect denim pinafore (something I have been wanting to buy for the LONGEST time – I will be featuring in a blog post too!) and also a few gifts for my dad as it is his birthday today! Happy Birthday!♥ I then went back home and took some blog photos as THE LIGHTING WAS SO PERFECT! The rest of the day was just spent with family! Then .. Sunday I had a quick rearrange of my room (I get SO bored with my room set up.. anyone else the same?.. I cannot be alone surely hehe!)… took some outfit pictures, then went for a long walk in a nearby country house, had a takeaway, came home, had a quick pamper night and then OFF TO BED! I honestly love making the most of my weekends .. as I work full time I am absolutely SHATTERED when I come home. I am thinking of writing a post about how I fit in blogging whilst working..let me know if you would like me to?

Crazy Over Coco Loco♥

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ANYWAYS LOVES.. should we get on with this post? So.. I was recently kindly sent some products to try from NBPR.. who are the PR team for Lee Stafford products*! I was honestly SO excited when I received a hot pink package in the post – which can I add also smelt ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Now.. I have been such a massive lover of Lee Stafford products.. a few years ago before I wore my hijab, I was OBSESSED with their “Poker Straight” range! Since I have been wearing my hijab.. I have definitely neglected my poor hair! I would just use whatever shampoo/conditioner was in the shower.. but I definitely noticed the toll on my scalp/hair (boo!). My hair would be SO DRY … and I started to suffer from a dry scalp :(.

So…. I received the shampoo, conditioner AND hair treatment from Lee Stafford’s fabulous Coco Loco range! As you can probably tell from the name, ALL THESE PRODUCTS contain coconut oil, which I am sure we all know is AMAZING for dry hair! 

The actual packaging of this range itself is SO ADORABLE… It is SO girly and pretty, and definitely looks amazing in my shower! OH MY do not even get me started on the scent.. it is literally like a tropical paradise in a bottle. Is it just me, or does anything coconut scented remind you of being on a beachy holiday? Let me tell you about my first experience using it… and also how it has helped my poor hair!

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First Impressions

:The shampoo itself smells GORGEOUS… I used it on my hair twice to give it a really good clean! It lathers up SO nicely, and I could just tell how soft it made my hair straight away! I decided to use the hair treatment on my first go. The consistency of the treatment was VERY thick (as you would expect with treatments!).. and I left it on my hair for around 10 minutes. As soon as I washed it out, I could feel how soft and nourished my hair felt! The smell also lingered on my hair whilst it was drying! I always leave me hair to dry naturally, and usually it would feel quite rough and start to frizz quite a lot! The day I used this shampoo/conditioner, my hair felt SO SOFT and did not frizz at all! I was also able to smell the GORGEOUS coconut scent the day after!

A Week After

After a week of using this range, I have definitey noticed a HUGE difference in how my hair/scalp feels! I don’t have that awful “rough” texture to my hair, and my scalp just feels so much healthier! My hair in general is so much softer and constantly smells of coconut!

Overall Impressions

The packaging of this range is absolutely stunning, the scent is GORGEOUS, and it has definitely made my hair feel so fabulous! I highly recommend it to girlies who suffer from dry hair.. I am not sure how this range would work on those who have slightly oilier hair.. maybe it will be too nourishing/moisturizing? It is definitely perfect for the upcoming summer months – who doesn’t want to have hair that smells like coconuts? It is also amazing for  winter, as the hair treatment does such a fabulous job in nourishing your hair! It is my go to treatment for pamper evenings!

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Here are all the links for the shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment! It is also available to pick up from Boots & Superdrug!

♥Shampoo♥

♥Conditioner♥

♥Hair Treatment♥ 

Hope you liked this review angels? Have you ever tried anything from the Coco Loco range? If not.. I highly recommend it.. it is SO AFFORDABLE too!

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So.. there we have it! My impressions of this FABULOUS RANGE.. Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you got up to on the weekend! I am all set for a very busy week at work… however I have some time off next week which I cannot WAIT for.. it is definitely long overdue! I will see you in my next one darlings!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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*Items were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own

 

How to: 24 Hour Make-Up♥

Hi darlings!♥

I am SO happy it is Friday WOOP! It is the weekend and I am literally about to burst with excitement! Ha.. I surely cannot be the only one who gets this excited about weekends right? I think I just LOVE having the two days to catch up on life/blogging.. and anything else I have missed whilst working during the week!

So… this post is going to be a BEAUTY ONE WOO! It is a mix between a review and my routine.. I’ll be reviewing THREE things which have become an ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL to my daily make-up, and just generally talking you through how I make my makeup LAST ALL DAY!

Now for me… I NEED my make-up to last me all day long, because during the week I am up from 6:30AM, and do not get home until 6PM.. and I really do not fancy touching up my make-up in the loos at work! I can imagine I would get some odd stares too hehe! Up until a few weeks ago, I SWORE by using ONLY my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, however this did leave me looking quite oily and not as “put together” by the end of the day. Sure, my foundation was still on my face, but it just did not look “in place”… does this make senses lovelies? I hope so!

The addition of 3 products has literally changed how long my makeup lasts on my face and also how put together it looks! Shall we talk about these babies? 

Magnitone – Let’s get a Clean, Smooth Base♥

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First things first angels.. you have to get your skin feeling smooth and clean! The Magnitone has been an absolute DREAM in thoroughly cleansing my skin so that ALL the makeup/dirt (ew!) on my skin is scrubbed away, and I have a lovely clean base to work with when applying my make-up. I am sure you have all heard how not cleaning your face properly can just cause your make-up to “sit” on your face, or not blend properly … since using the Magnitone, my skin has felt SO CLEAN and just unbelievably smooth! I know I probably sound like I am exaggerating (Ha… I know I am over enthusiastic about things anyway!).. but it really has made a massive difference.. and I am SO sure those of you who have it will agree too hehe!

HOW I USE IT♥

Use morning and night on my skin for a minute. If you want even MORE detail.. make sure to check out my review HERE loves… I talk about what products I use with the Magnitone, both for morning and night!

Nivea Post Shave Balm – Something For Your Foundation To “Stick” To♥

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Right moving on… this is my little secret …. I know some of you may already have heard about the AMAZING things this thing does, whereas some of you may be thinking WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ON ABOUT SAIRA! Oh yes girlies.. raid your dad’s/brother’s/husband’s/boyfriend’s cupboards for AFTER SHAVE BALM (or just pick it up from Morrisons/Tesco/Boots for about £3).. and USE IT AS A PRIMER! Originally raved about by Nikkietutorials, apparently due to the high amount of glycerin (I think!), it acts like a glue for your foundation! Of course… it may not work for everyone, but the fact that it only costs around £2-3, it is worth a try! I think this has definitely helped my foundation to not budge during the day, and also stops oil coming through on my T-zone. It does leave your face smelling SLIGHTLY like a man for a while, but it is NOT noticeable at all.. and it wears off after about 15 minutes!

HOW I USE IT♥

You literally need the tiniest amount loves.. less than a pea sized. After moisturizing, I dot the “primer” onto my cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, then blend! I leave it to sit for a few minutes… usually I will get dressed whilst I am waiting for it to settle into my skin! I then apply my foundation/concealer as normal!

Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Make-Up Locking Spray – The Finishing Touch♥

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You would have seen a mini review on this setting spray if you read my January Faves HERE… But I have now been using it for a few weeks, and it is honestly SUCH AN AMAZING SETTING SPRAY.. I am SO happy I bought it woo! I LOVE the fact that it was SO CHEAP too.. it was under £10 guys (eeeeek!).. AND I would compare it to the Urban Decay All Night setting spray! I feel that this has been the BIGGEST helper in my make-up staying put all day. It really just does “lock” everything into place.. my foundation/blusher/highlighter stays EXACTLY where I applied it … and it doesn’t start to fade or become patchy! It does not leave my skin feeling sticky or with weird marks on …it… Yay! This product is literally amazing… if you are looking for a cheap setting spray.. make sure to try this lovelies!!

HOW I USE IT♥

After applying all my make-up, I give the spray a quick shake, and then do around 4-5 sprays so that I cover my whole face! And THAT is all!! The BEST thing to finish of your make-up routine with!

Yay! So these are the 3 things I have been using within my daily routine to really make my make-up last all day! I have noticed such a massive difference since incorporating these products .. and I made sure to test them THOROUGHLY before blogging about them and recommending them to you all! Of course darlings, I know every skin type is different… however I have found these work perfectly for me.. and KNOW they will work for someone else too!

So angels.. will you be giving any of these (or all three!) a go? I would LOVE to know if you do! Do you have something else that you use that works just as good? Seriously… I could not recommend all three products enough.. my make-up has never looked BETTER when I come home after a long day at work!♥

That is my post for today darlings…. I really hope you enjoyed it!! I LOVED writing this because I know I have found some little gems.. and really could not wait to tell you all about them!! I will see you in my next post OK? I am all set to have a wild Friday night in my PJ’s.. woooo!

Lots of Love,

Saira♥

xo

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Valentine’s Day: Lets go CASUAL♥

Hey loves!!♥

HOW ARE YOU!! I literally have such a huge smile on my face right now because I am just SO happy to be blogging today! Have you had a wonderful week so far? Mine has been a busy one as usual at work, so I just find it such a relief to sit down when I get home, have my dinner and just catch up on what everyone is doing!

Who else is noticing the lighter mornings/evenings – I am! I love that it is now NOT pitch black when I leave for work! It is one of the signs that Spring is well on its way! If you want to get all giddy about Spring, check out my post on that HERE! I cannot say the same about the weather though… Storm Imogen anyone? AND .. it has been SO COLD! PLEASE can we have some sunny, spring days?

ANYWAY….. I have seen SO many bloggers already putting up Valentine’s Day posts… do you celebrate it? I personally don’t really make a big deal out of it.. to me it is just another day! BUT.. I could not resist putting SOMETHING “Valentines” themed up… and you guessed what it had to be.. it’s an OUTFIT WOOO!!! Of course, I would wear this outfit ANYTIME, but I thought this post would fit in nicely for anyone having a casual Valentine’s date! So lovelies, should we get on to the outfit?

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NOW… You may recognize some of the bits I am wearing in this outfit.. YES I featured them in my “Excited for Spring” post… the jumper and gilet are BOTH FROM A CHARITY SHOP! If you want some tips on finding beauties in charity shops, check my post HERE!

So.. I don’t know about you angels, but I would pick a cozy night in my PJ’s rather than going out.. but every now and again, it is nice to get yourself dressed up! BUT, one of my favourite past times are exploring new places and going out for casual dinners/desserts… so I thought I would put together an outfit that would be PERFECT for doing either of these activities!

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I absolutely ADORE the colour of the jumper.. it is a GORGEOUS light pink colour, and I think it is PERFECT with the fur lined gilet! Now.. I usually would have paired this outfit with some sort of “black” jegging/trouser.. BUT I thought for a Valentine’s themed outfit.. THIS WOULD NOT BE APPROPRIATE! So… I decided to wear my maroon jeggings from River Island, and paired it with some little “primary school style” shoes from New Look!

Now for my bag.. I had to use this beauty from LYDC*.. it is always nice to have a cross body bag when you are going out on a date/day out.. so I knew this bag would be PERFECT!! The colours of the bag also go BEAUTIFULLY with the outfit… I LOVED how it just tied everything together!

If you fancy picking up this bag … the link is HERE… AND of course as always you can get 10% off using ‘SAIRA10’.

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Ohhh.. one thing I KNEW I wanted in this OOTD was BRIGHT LIPS! Oh my girlies.. I LOVE this colour SO much… it is the Bourjois Rouge Edition in Fuchsia Safari… It is SO long lasting too…. I wore it for HOURS after! It will definitely be perfect for those who are going out in the evening too… it would look BEAUTIFUL with a smokey eye!.. I’ll stick to my PJ’s and movies though thanks HA!

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To finish off the look.. I wore this GORGEOUS light pink scarf.. which was definitely a perfect match with the jumper! Are you guys proud of me for incorporating light colours into my outfits? 😀

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SO THERE WE HAVE IT.. an OOTD for those of us who LOVE casual dates .. I think a look like this would be perfect for a cinema or lunch date! I definitely think that the colours help give it the “girly” vibe …Ahhhhhhh … I feel like this is one of the “girliest” outfits on my blog ever ha!! Tell me what you think of it lovelies?

Right angels… I REALLY hope you liked this! I will have a quick catch up with you all before I leave you OK? The rest of my week is just going to be spent working & blogging (as per usual!).. I do not have anything planned as of yet for the weekend .. I am normally a last minute type of girl on the weekends! ALSO… we are thinking of going on holiday in the summer (eeeeeek!).. so I have been looking up different places we can visit! I will definitely keep you posted lovelies!! AND.. I will be going to London for the Bloggers_Hangout Fashion Week soon.. I literally CANNOT WAIT!!

So loves.. that is all from me today! Make sure to let me know if you have any plans for Valentines, whether your have a partner or you are single! Have a fabulous week.. and I will see you all in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Feeling the BUZZ with Magnitone♥

Hey lovelies!!!♥

Have you all had a lovely weekend?? Hope so! I spent Saturday going into town and just picking up a few essentials really – deodorant, cotton pads, black tops… yep nothing too exciting hehe! I then took 3 blog posts’ worth of photos.. Woooo!.. and just chilled for the rest of the day! OH… I also ordered some business card for my blog… Ahhhhhh… I am literally SO excited to receive them I cant even tell you! If you read my blog/follow my Twitter, then you will know I will be going to London in 2 weeks for a bloggers event, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give other bloggers/brands my business cards! I will DEFINITELY show you all when I have them, eeek!!♥

Right.. I am literally SO excited for this post loves!! It is featuring an item that has slowly become one of my most favourite things EVER… and it is the Magnitone BareFaced Vibrasonic Daily Facial Brush!* So… I took part in a Twitter chat run my Bloggers_Hangout and was actually lucky enough to be sent the Magnitone for reviewing (eeeeeek.. STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT). Oh gosh.. my excitement when I received the box in the post…. which by the way was packaged SO beautifully.. it was bright pink!! The Magnitone comes with:

  • the Two Mode Vibra-Sonic™  Facial Brush with a protective cap
  • a charger (which is magnetic and I literally couldn’t get over how COOL that was.. OK guys maybe I do get a little excited over small things!)
  • a plastic pouch to store it in
  • a membership card & 12 months warranty

So… lets get onto the fun part shall we? Actually USING it! I popped it on charge for a few hours, then went to the bathroom to try it! At first I used the Magnitone with my Movis soap from Lush.. I put some of the soap on my face, and then started using the Magnitone. I have since starting using Rituals Sensational Soft Cleanser in the morning, and Movis at night .. I will explain in more detail in my routines below! I love that it has a timer so you know when to swap from one part of your face to the other – although I do admit I was a little bit slow at first and had to turn it on again HA… I have since mastered it :D. All you literally have to do is just run the brush over your cheeks/chin/nose/forehead and move it in circular motions… no need to scrub hard or apply ANY sort of pressure at all! That is what this little baby is doing for you!

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I am not even exaggerating when I say this lovelies.. after the first use, my skin had never looked so polished before. It was tingling slightly which I absolutely LOVED – Magnitone describes it as a workout for your skin, and that is SO TRUE. It increases micro-circulation to your face, which is what gives you that gorgeous glow! My skin also just felt so CLEAN and the brush did such a fabulous job at getting into my pores. And girlies.. this was just after the first use!!

So.. I was absolutely #FEELINGTHEBUZZ (ha!) straight away … even I was SO shocked at how quickly results showed! Let me talk you through how I use the Magnitone for my morning/evening routines.. YES I DO use it 2 times a day… it is gentle enough for you to, AND the bristles on the brush are SO soft! Trust me.. I look FORWARD to washing my face now hehe… I feel like I am at a spa when using it!

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Morning Routine♥:

So… I go to work during the week so initially I thought “Oh.. I won’t have time in the mornings to use the Magnitone!”.. HOWEVER… it is now an essential in my morning routine as it just makes my skin GLOW and really makes it feel SO awake! This may sound SO weird, but I read somewhere that your skin is weighed down by gravity when you sleep making it sag slightly (eeeeek!)… I have found that after using the facial brush, my skin feels naturally “firmed” up… it sounds SO strange loves I KNOW.. but those who have used it will know! RIGHT.. let’s get onto the morning routine (FINALLY.. stop talking Saira!):

Give my face a quick splash of water

Use a 5p sized amount of Rituals Sensational Soft Cleanser, lather it up and apply to my face. Now – the reason I use this in the mornings is because it is SO gentle on my skin – Movis gives my skin quite a deep cleanse so I tend to use this at night!

Turn the Magnitone on, use it on my cheeks first, then my chin, nose and T-zone

Rinse your face well

Give the brush a good rinse once it has stopped buzzing, and leave to dry naturally

Admire how bloody amazing my skin looks (tehehe, slightly vain, but this baby does the job SO well). My skin is literally glowing, like I have had PLENTY of beauty sleep (not the usual 5 hours I get! I also completely miss out the step of toning, because my pores just feel clean anyway!

I then apply my moisturizer (which can I just say goes on SO smoothly since I have been using the Magnitone).. and eye cream!

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SO.. that is my morning routine .. SEE.. it DOES NOT take much time out of your morning routine AT ALL.. and is SO easy to incorporate into your busy lives!

RIGHT LOVES… Should we see how I go about using the brush in the evening?

Evening♥:

Remove ALL my make-up using Garnier’s Micellar Water – STILL my go to make-up remover.. NOTHING removes makeup off my face as AMAZINGLY and gently as this micellar water!

Lather up some Movis on my face, and get to work with the Magnitone! BY THE WAY… I find the Magnitone does not lather up the wash you use on your skin.. I don’t know if this is maybe because the washes I use do not lather up much anyway, or if this is just the way it works! Whichever it is.. I don’t mind because my skin is always left feeling SO clean!

Rinse your face well

I charge my Magnitone during the night.. so it comes with me to my room for charging, all set to use the next morning!

Moisturize my skin and apply eye cream (like in the morning!)

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AND THERE WE HAVE IT! How I use my Magnitone. I also know it is waterproof, so for those of you who like to wash your face in the shower.. YOU ARE IN LUCK!

Right angels – should we see my overall review of the Magnitone?♥

Magnitone claims you will notice results straight away .. HELL YES DO YOU NOTICE THEM! I was HOOKED from the first go! It also states that some people may break out after the first few times of using the brush, as the skin is thoroughly cleansed each time .. I have not noticed this so far (fingers crossed!).. in fact I notice my skin is smoother and does not have those irritating small spots on my face! It definitely does its job at waking you up and making your skin feel SO energized and just GLOWING. I use it twice everyday, and not once has my skin felt sore or dried out.. the brush is SO gentle. I have combination skin, so my cheeks are normal, but I get quite an oily T-zone… I have found that since using the Magnitone, the pores on my nose/forehead have been minimized SO much.. they are almost invisible girlies! Also.. because my skin is left SO polished each morning, putting on my foundation is an absolute BREEZE … it just applies SO smoothly!

The only thing I WISH the Magnitone came with was an additional brush – they recommend you change them every 3 months – but I have had a look online and you can pick up 2 replacement brushes for ONLY £16 – so that is AMAZING!

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I honestly do not know where I would be without my Magnitone.. it has made SUCH a massive difference to how my skin looks and feels. When I mentioned I would be reviewing it.. I had SO many girls say they were considering buying it… GIRL.. get it! The price on their website is £70, but I have noticed Magnitone ALWAYS have discount codes/money off .. I know at the moment you can get 10% off by signing up to their newsletter! It really is worth a buy lovelies… I know you will LOVE it just as much as me! Check out their website HERE loves!

Yay!! I LOVED writing this post so much… especially when it is about something I have LOVED so much! I hope YOU guys enjoyed reading? Make sure to let me know what you thought by commenting! Do you have a Magnitone, or are you thinking of getting one? Let me know loves!

Ok.. SO my plan is to take some outfit pictures today… as it is not raining WOOO! I am not sure what I am doing for the rest of the day … Lets just see what happens! I will see you all in my next one!

Lots of Love,

Saira 

xo 

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*I was kindly sent the Magnitone to review. This does not affect my opinions.

Excited for SPRING♥

Hello darlings!!!♥

How have you all been?! Hope you have had a wonderful week so far!! I felt SO OVERWHELMED with everything at the beginning of the week .. I feel like I have SO much going on.. and just not enough time to do it all!! HOWEVER.. that is where my trusty little diary came in handy .. it helped me SO much in just organizing my life! I LOVE IT.. if you don’t already have one.. GET ONE!

So… I am literally SO SO EXCITED for this post. Now.. if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know I am one of the (VERY) few people who actually doesn’t mind winter. I LOVE snow, cosy, dark evenings, the fashion AND the make-up. However… I think I am getting SLIGHTLY bored of all the wintery-ness, and JUST WANT IT TO BE SPRING!! I mean COME ONE LOVES… lighter evenings, warmer afternoons, leaves/flowers growing back again, baby animals being born (yes, this is cheesy I know BUT I LOVE ANIMALS!), and not forgetting EASTER IS EARLY THIS YEAR!! So what does that mean? LOTS of chocolate and FOUR DAY WEEKENDS WOOP!

Right .. are we all feeling slightly exciting for Spring? I know I am!! Lets have a look and see what I am MOST excited for!!

Spring Fashion♥

I LOVE winter fashion SO much .. BUT I have been seeing all the spring clothes in the shops .. and all I see is PASTELS AND FLORALS EVERYWHERE! You will all know I am such a massive lover of wearing black, however there is just something SO special about wearing florals/pastels!! Have a peek below for some examples of my PERFECT outfits for spring time!

Both of these were actually inspired by the STUNNING bag* I received from LYDC London.. this company just seem to have a bag for every single moment in my life. I LOVE them so much!! Make sure to check them out if you are ever on the hunt for a bag.. they have their new Spring/Summer range out … and it is AMAZING! If you fancy an extra 10% off, you can use my code “SAIRA10”. I would also LOVE to know if you check them out .. so make sure to comment and let me know angels!

Denim & Pastel Jumpers – PERFECT for Daytime♥

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Oh.. well would you look at that lovelies .. I am still layering in Spring (haha!). If you live in the UK, you will know that we still get chilly days… so layering is pretty essential! I actually picked up both the denim gilet and jumper from a CHARITY SHOP (want some Charity Shop shopping tips?.. I have a whole post on it HERE!). This outfit would be SO perfect for the transition from Winter to Spring.. it would keep you SO cosy, yet still have a touch of spring with the denim and pastel colours. The bag just does a perfect job in completing the outfit and making it SPRING TIME READY WOO!

Lace & LOTS OF RINGS – PERFECT for Evening♥

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I have been wanting to style this cream dress from H&M for the LONGEST time ever.. but didn’t think it would look right during the colder months .. it just has SUCH a Spring vibe to it.. don’t you think? It would be PERFECT for an evening out.. I would personally accessorize with a LOT of rings (all my rings are quite old and from VARIOUS PLACES!), a bright nail polish and the BEAUTIFUL bag! I think lace always looks so gorgeous during the warmer months – I also find myself going for a more “bohemian” style .. so dresses like this with plenty of rings and cross body bags are PERFECT for me!

LADY OF THE RINGS♥

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I don’t know if I am the only one who avoids jewelry in winter .. I think because it is SO cold my hands are covered all the time anyway (haha!). In Spring/Summer.. I LOVE to wear as many rings as possible ..  I think they add such a lovely, bohemian, girly look to an outfit! I am definitely excited to start wearing them again! Be prepared to see them in my OOTD posts loves!

Fruity Perfumes & Bright Nails♥

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Now..  I never used to be the type of girl who swapped her perfumes round based on the seasons. HOWEVER… I have recently started too!!! I LOVE more fruitier, fresh scents for Spring time, whereas I leave sweeter, more stronger scents for winter time. SO .. I have been LOVING Juicy Couture’s “Viva La Juicy” recently.. I mean just LOOK at the bottle angels!! The notes include berries, mandarins, honey suckle and gardenia .. sounds perfect for this time of year right loves!! The bottle is SURE to brighten up ANYONE’S day too!

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Ohhh … bright nail polish!! Again … I LOVE bright nails for Spring … for exactly the same reason I love wearing rings.. Our hands are on show more and not wrapped up in gloves/long sleeves hehe!! Barry M have some FABULOUS colours.. and they are SO affordable! I HIGHLY recommend them lovelies.. you will ADORE them!! OH.. and nothing beats nude nails … I LOVE these at any time of the year!

Pink Lips♥

Bright Lipsticks

Well… if you guys know me .. you will know that I recently braved dark lipsticks – and was absolutely OBSESSED with them during winter… but I am not sure how “fitting” they will be for Spring! So.. it is time to bring out the GORGEOUS pale pinks, nudes AND hot pinks!! Wooo… my FAVE nudey-pink is Mac Creme Cup .. I LOVE the formula too .. it is SO creamy and moisturizing! I also LOVE the Maybelline Baby Lips – they feel SO AMAZING on the lips .. and JUST LOOK HOW ADORABLE THE PACKAGING IS! My other fave lipsticks include Rimmel’s Pink Blush & Bourjois Rouge Edition Fushcia.

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So angels .. there we have a few things that have got me SO EXCITED FOR SPRING! I think I am just so looking forward to having MORE daylight! Not to mention how much more COLOURFUL everything is!

Should we have a quick overview of what there is to look forward to loves?

  • Lighter mornings/evenings
  • MORE light = more time to take blog photos!
  • Everything just comes ALIVE again (ha!) – trees/flowers/plants!
  • SPRING FASHION – I don’t have to say ANYMORE!
  • SO MANY Bank holidays!
  • It becomes acceptable to have milkshakes/slushies instead of hot chocolate. Ohh… not forgetting ice-cream too 😛
  • NO MORE DE-ICING THE CAR
  • Easter – the BEST excuse to eat LOTS OF CHOCOLATE! 
  • SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

I CANNOT WAIT FOR SPRING LOVES! What is your fave season? Make sure to let me know!

Cannot WAIT for my next few posts.. I have SO much lined up… I just need MORE time hehe!! I hope you liked this post darlings .. and it helped to get rid of your winter blues and HAS YOU EXCITED FOR SPRING TIME! YAY!! See you in my next post loves!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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