Brand Love: Seventeen & My YouTube Channel!

Hiya darlings!!!

I cannot EVEN TELL YOU how excited I am to just SIT DOWN and blog!! I have had a VERY busy few days …. and if you follow my social media you will probably know why… but it is because…

I STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL GUYS!!!! Oh my goodness… I cannot believe I have actually written that.. it was always one of my goals to set up my own channel.. and I finally DID IT!! Yay!! I am SO proud that I finally took the plunge.. and cannot wait to see how my channel progresses! I will still be blogging (of course!!)…. but I LOVE that I now have both a blog and a YouTube channel… I feel like you can just get to know someone on a much more personal level through videos!

SO….I would LOVE if you subscribe to my channel lovelies… the link is HERE … I would also love to know what you think.. and if you have ANY video requests.. make sure to let me know!

Everyone has been so supportive and it is times like this that I honestly love the blogging community so much… you all really are some of the sweetest, kindest, most supportive bunch of ANGELS ever! LOVE YOU ALL LOADS GUYS!!!

ANYWAY… lets get on with this post.. it has been on the cards for the LONGEST time.. so I am VERY excited to blog about it! It is a beauty one (YAY!).. well… specifically a make-up brand LOVE post!! And that brand is… Seventeen!!!

Now darlings… I was actually lucky enough to receive these items for reviewing purposes*.. HOWEVER.. I was the biggest fan of Seventeen products WAY before…I am talking an obsession with their blushes (I LOVE the shade First Flush.. oooh!) AND their Make Your Mark eyeliner! What I LOVE about Seventeen products is that they are SO affordable… yet the quality really is FAB! I think this is definitely my fave type of beauty find.. something that doesn’t make your poor purse cry, and just DOES THE JOB exactly how you want it to! 

Seventeen Products

So angels… you will actually see that I talk about two of the products in my latest video… so you KNOW how much I have been loving them guys!! Should we have a look at these babies in more detail?

Beautiful Packaging

OK… first things first… the PACKAGING. I LOVE how classic it is… black and white is my FAVE COMBO (as you already know, hehe)…. and it also feels VERY good quality too!

Long Lash Mascara* – £6.99♥

Long Lash Mascara

This mascara… oh my gosh guys.. it is a little angel. Now… on first opening it… I noticed the brush was quite small (oh dear)… so I was a little unsure of how well it would work. I have not had the best experience with little brushes guys (boo!). BUT, I was SO surprised by how well this mascara worked! It does such an amazing job at lengthening your lashes and also curling them! The only problem I have with it is sometimes I do get those black marks on my eyelids.. but this is fixed with a quick swipe of a q-tip! I am SO in love with how quickly it lengthens my lashes.. and also its staying power! I normally apply one coat, which is enough for me… but I do apply two if I want VERY DRAMATIC lashes… AND I have not had any problems with clumping!! YAY! It is SO easy to remove too… as we all know how some mascaras can be SO stubborn to take off (I DO NOT LIKE THIS AT ALL!). So basically lovelies.. if you want long lashes ALL DAY LONG… give this mascara a go!

Define and Conquer Contour Kit* – £5.99♥

Define and Conquer Contour Kit

Now… I am not the only one who has been VERY impressed with this contour kit.. SO many beauty bloggers have used AND loved this! I never used to contour before this.. so was SO excited to give this a go. It is a lovely, warm toned, matte shade… and is a fab product for newbie contour-ers (i.e. ME!). I definitely recommend if for those who are just getting into contouring.. it is affordable and is SO easy to use! Now… I was a little unsure of how to use the lighter shade… as it is described as a “highlighter”… however I found that it wasn’t as shimmery as I wanted. HOWEVER… I watched Emma’s video (LINK HERE) who used it as a setting powder for her under eye concealer… WHICH I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY YAY! I have also tried it as an all over setting powder and it works FAB for this!! This is a MUST for beauty lovers.. I LOVE that it comes with a MASSIVE mirror.. this instantly makes me love any product 100% more!

All Out Pout Lip Shades* – £7.99♥

Lip Palette

I am absolutely IN LOVE with these lip palettes! Now.. I will be completely honest with you guys… I have never really been drawn to lip products in “palette” form… but I LOVE this Seventeen one. It gives you the chance to try SO many different lip colours… and I personally think it would be FAB to hold around in your makeup bag.. as it means you have 6 different colours to try on your lips… so they can be AMAZING for day-to-night makeup looks! I LOVE that they come with a little brush.. it makes application SO easy and quick! The only unfortunate thing is they are NOT as long lasting as my trusty matte lipsticks (which of course you can expect).. HOWEVER… I tried them over some lipsticks and they really add a lovely sheen and colour to them!! The pinks will DEFINITELY be perfect for Spring time!! Yay!

So lovelies.. they were my thoughts on some Seventeen products.. I would honestly recommend ALL of them to you.. especially the Contour Kit and Mascara. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Seventeen products (available in Boots!).. and do let me know if you try anything! ALSO… Boots have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment on Seventeen.. so make sure to make the most of it (I know I WILL BE HEHE!).

OK LOVES.. guess what time it is? CATCH UPS.. woop!.. I hope you have your cuppa’s ready!♥

As mentioned earlier.. I have started a YouTube channel..YAY!!! My plan at the moment is to upload a video once a week, and write up two blog posts a week, instead of three! I will see how this goes for me! ALSO.. do let me know if there are any video recommendations you have.. I would LOVE to know! Even though I have only uploaded one video.. I am already LOVING it so MUCH! In fact I spent a few hours on Bank Holiday Monday filming my next video (YAY!).. so make sure to subscribe so you catch it!

ALSO..It is back to work for me (boo!)… I had SUCH a well deserved week off… but it will be nice to have a routine back again (OK.. maybe I am just trying to ease the pain of going back to work ha!). BUT.. the clocks have gone forward so this means we have lighter evenings guys YES! ALSO… we have MORE bank holidays coming up in around 5 weeks! OH..AND I am on official holiday countdown too woop! Only 16 weeks to go (haha!). 

I also cannot WAIT to purchase a few essential items for Spring time.. both beauty AND fashion! Any recommendations that you guys have.. I would LOVE to know! So.. this week will be a VERY busy one for me.. getting back into work mode, and then spending my evenings editing my video AND catching up on blogs! I am VERY excited though!!

So angels.. that is me done for this post… I have a fashion one for you next WOOP! I feel like it has been a while since my last fashion post! Have a FABULOUS WEEK lovelies.. and I will see you all in my next post!

ALSO.. don’t forget to enter my giveaway darlings… you have until Friday to enter!! Link is HERE!♥

Lots of Love!

Saira

xo

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*Items marked have been gifted to me for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own

♥Blogger Easter Essentials♥

Hiya lovelies!♥

IT IS THE LONG EASTER WEEKEND WOOP! Now… I would be EVEN more excited for this if I had not already been off for the whole week (haha!). Do you have any plans for the long weekend? All I know is that the weather is going to be poopy where I am (grr!).. So we will just have to see how the weekend pans out! ALSO… YES to the clocks changing… this means MORE DAYLIGHT WOOP! Which for us bloggers is THE DREAM. However.. for the lazy people (i.e. me).. it means we lose an hour in bed (no no no!).

Anyways darlings… I know you have probably seen SO many Easter themed posts.. SO I wanted to mix it up slightly…. so I decided to post what MY EASTER ESSENTIALS ARE! Now.. by this I mean little things that I feel EVERYBODY associates with Easter time!! This includes Easter treats & beauty bits too! So angels.. let’s have a quick look!!!!

Cornflake Nests♥

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I think almost every single person must have made these AT LEAST ONCE!! They are literally the EASIEST thing to make and look SO SO CUTE!! How nostalgic do these make you feel?! They would ALWAYS be in every baking fair/sale at school AND I am sure you and your mum/older siblings would always make them around Easter time!

All you need for these:

  • 200g Cornflakes
  • 75g Butter
  • 200g Milk Chocolate
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • Mini Eggs

Method:

Melt all the ingredients. Mix in with the cornflakes and put into cupcake cases. Top with 2 (or more!) mini eggs. Leave to set.. and enjoy!!

Bright/Pastel Nails♥

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There is just something ABOUT pastels that just MEANS Spring time is near!!! I absolutely LOVE this pastel pink colour from Barry M for spring/Easter inspired nails! Also.. nothing like a pop of orange to show you are well and truly ready for the warmer months! This beautiful colour is by Ciate London Olivia Palermo range in the colour “My Haute Vacation Coral” It would look SO beautiful on your toes too! So.. if you are lucky enough to get some sun on the Bank Holiday… pull out your sandals from the back of your wardrobe, give yourself a well deserved (and needed!) pedicure.. and rock bright nails! Yay!!

Lush Easter Products♥

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I have been so so impressed with the Lush Easter range this year.. HOW ADORABLE ARE THE BUNCH OF CARROTS!!!! I was lucky enough to be invited to a Lush event (full post will be coming soon!).. and just looking at the range they have.. I LOVED EVERY SINGLE THING!!! I have already mentioned how much I LOVE the Bouncy Bunny shower jelly too…. IT IS THE BEST!!!

All Types Of Eggs♥

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Right guys.. the two types of eggs I am talking about are: Chocolate Eggs and Lush Bath Bomb Eggs. Firstly… it would not even be Easter time if you didn’t demolish at least 1 bag of mini eggs (all by yourself may I add – no sharing required). AND… all of you are allowed to have ONE GIANT EASTER EGG!  ALSO… for all us Lush/bath lovers… you have a LOVELY selection of easter egg bath bombs to choose from! From the GLITTERY AS ANYTHING Golden Egg (which is an absolute BEAUTY.. AND it smells like toffee… YUM)… to the beautiful hot pink Fluffy Egg (which smells JUST like snow fairy!!)… AND the HUGE bath bombs Humpty Dumpty and Which Came First?

Quick Review of Golden Egg♥

I used this beauty in the bath recently.. so thought I would give you a SUPER QUICK REVIEW! Firstly.. if you do not like glittery baths.. you are best avoiding this as it is SO GLITTERY! I LOVE THEM THOUGH.. so was so excited to use this!! Once it is in the bath.. the water is FILLED with glitter.. and it starts to fizz away slowly. The scent is probably my FAVOURITE thing about it.. it smells like toffee/caramel/chocolate.. SO YUMMY!! Once the Golden Egg has finished melting.. you are left with the the most glittery, beautiful smelling, silkiest bath water EVER! I DID not want to leave my bath! The scent lasts on your skin for so long after you get out too.. which is FAB! I also did not need to moisturize after.. which is always a plus!

Cute Bunny Props♥

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Guys.. HOW CUTE are these little bunnies? As soon as I saw them.. I knew I HAD TO HAVE THEM!! They are going to make SUCH cute props for my Spring inspired posts.. AND just add a cute touch to your room… these will be dotted around my makeup storage area too!!

So lovelies… I really hope you liked this post!! I am SO excited for Spring time! If you have done any spring time inspired posts.. let me know .. I would LOVE to check them out!!! I REALLY hope you all enjoy the long weekend… and also the extra daytime hours we get!!! I also am working on something VERY exciting which I will reveal in my next post.. I just want to make sure everything is done beforehand!! So stay tuned for that lovelies!!

I will see you in my next post loves!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Spring Pamper Evening♥

Hiya angels!

I hope you are all VERY well and have had a lovely start to the week! Mine has been AMAZING .. as I have been off work so have really just had the time to RELAX and get things done at a good pace! I have COMPLETELY cleared out and organized my wardrobe (YAY!).. I was honestly quite scared to do this… BUT I was SO chuffed to have finished it within 2 hours (WOO GO ME!)… I think it is honestly one of the BEST feelings when you have a beautifully organised wardrobe…. I CANNOT STOP LOOKING AT IT HEHE!

Right darlings… I have a VERY exciting post for you all… WOOP! One of the fist things I blogged about was my pamper routine … but I did write that during winter so it did feature “wintery” things.. i.e. peppermint & gingerbread body scrubs … SO.. I thought it would be PERFECT to talk to you all about my SPRING THEMED pamper routine! I LOVE changing up the products I use depending on the season… so expect to see lots of fresh/fruity/bright beauty bits in this post! YAY.. lets get on with it!…

Firstly… I like to do this routine maybe 2-3 times a week.. it is so nice to put aside a few hours or so to just make yourself feel relaxed and pampered.. you deserve it after all you hard working lot!

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Face

So.. the first thing I HAVE to do is get rid of the mask of make-up I have been wearing ALL day… and I have been LOVING using the Supernatural Beauty Glorious Cleansing Balm to remove my make-up. It is an oil-based balm (similar to The Body Shop Balm).. and all you need to do is rub some between your fingers and then massage ALL over your face.. you will have SERIOUS panda eyes after.. but it does SUCH an amazing job at removing ALL your makeup!

Then..  I give my skin another cleanse to make sure EVERY bit of makeup is removed .. and I use the Magnitone brush (which is my BABY) with Clinique’s foaming wash. This does such a FAB job of cleansing my skin SO well.. BUT my skin does feel slightly dry after… so maybe my dry skinned girlies will be best staying away from this!

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Bath♥

No pamper routine would be complete without some sort of Lush product involved! So .. get your bath running… and get your Spring Lush products ready to use! I have been LOVING the Bunch of Carrots bubble bar (HOW bloody adorable are they!?)… and also the Think Pink bath bomb… both these make your bath the PRETTIEST pink colour and just make it smell SO sweet!

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Before I actually get in my bath, I like to wash my hair with the Coco Loco shampoo from Lee Stafford (yep you guessed it… it smells like coconuts.. yum!) and then apply the deep conditioning mask! THEN… I am ALL set to jump in my bath! I like to use the Bouncy Bunny shower jelly from Lush on my body after to just make my skin feel SO soft! It is literally the CUTEST thing ever! AND it smells like chocolate oranges.. can you think of anything better? Nope.. me neither.

Moisturize

Once I get out of the bath… it is time to MOISTURIZE! Now… I would be the biggest lover of vanilla/chocolaty scented body butters (my go to was the Palmers cocoa butter in the tub.. IT SMELT LIKE BROWNIES).. BUT for Spring time I like to use something lighter and with more of a fresh scent.  My FAVE as been The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit body butter.. as you can imagine it has a citrussy scent AND it feels SO beautiful on the skin! On alternate days.. I use coconut oil for a VERY intense treatment… every time I use this I wake up with the SOFTEST skin ever. As you can imagine.. this leaves you feeling QUITE oily… so I would do this an hour or so before bed so it has time to soak in properly. ALSO… don’t neglect your poor hands guys!! I have been LOVING The Body Shop Petal Soft Hand Cream.. it really has the MOST perfect scent for Spring and leaves your hands feeling SO soft! I then moisturize my face with the Avon Truly Radiant Night Serum, which makes my skin SO glowy.. and on alternate days I will use coconut oil!

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PJ’s

RIGHT once we are all pampered out.. it is time to put on your FAVE PJ’s… now as you know I am the BIGGEST lover of fuzzy pj’s.. BUT unfortunately in the Spring these can make you feel SLIGHTLY sweaty.. SO you need to get yourself some light pj’s .. if they are flora/pastel.. even better!

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So lovelies.. that is how to have the PERFECT spring pamper evening… LOTS of fresh, citrussy scents and plenty of florals & pastels… what reminds you of Spring? Do you change up your pamper routine once Spring comes around? Let me know darlings!!

I really hope you enjoyed this post angels.. I am having the BEST time during my week off… It is honestly exactly what you need sometimes.. I am SO excited to be going to a Lush event tonight too (eeeek!!)… I will hopefully be meeting some bloggers AND getting to learn more about Lush.. cannot wait!!

OK lovelies.. look after yourselves… enjoy the long Easter weekend.. and I will see you all in my next one!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Teen Make-Up Trends vs Now♥

Hiya lovelies…. HOPE YOU HAVE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND SO FAR! What have you been up to? I spent my Saturday being VERY lazy actually (eeeek.. SO unlike me!). It was an all-day pajama day.. I took a few posts worth of blog photos, changed my bedsheets and made some gourmet chicken burgers! Sounds about right doesn’t it? I think Saturdays like this are needed sometimes.. it is SO nice to just chill out and do things at your own pace and not feel rushed! I think the fact that I have a week off work (YAYAYAY) has helped this too… As it means I do not have to worry about cramming everything in on the weekend.. like the usual mad dash I have to deal with!

RIGHT angels….. I have a bit of a chatty/reminiscent post for you today. Now.. I know with the majority of us being beauty bloggers, AND sassy young women, I think we consider ourselves to know quite a bit about the latest beauty trends/what the best products are out there… BUT .. were we always like this? Anybody remember what their makeup/beauty was like back in the day… I think it is time we took a little trip down memory lane ey? Have a peek below darlings and let’s see how many of these make-up “trends” you followed!

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White Eyeshadow♥

Then: One single swipe of bright white eye-shadow all over your eyelid – the SASSIEST eye makeup around! You were definitely the baddest girl EVER when your wore this eye-shadow – EVERYONE ADMIRED YOUR EYE MAKEUP SKILLS. If you were brave enough to use blue eyeshadow.. wow girl.. HATS OFF to you.

Now: Nothing short of perfectly blended eye-shadow with the most PERFECT wing is expected. The only white eye-shadow in sight is in the inner corner of your eyes to brighten them up… after all you are up at the crack of dawn for work.

Panda Eyes♥

Then: DARK, BLACK KHOL WAS YOUR BESTIE! It was THE THING to have the darkest, most mysterious panda eyes EVER. You would go through SO many khol liners, and black eye shadow was NEEDED for making everything STAY in the place

Now: Usually… a single, soft brown/black liner on your waterline is enough… nobody wants black eyes right? WE LAY OFF LOTS OF KHOL NOW RIGHT?

Frosty Lips♥

Then: All you would ever want in life was to have the glossiest, stickiest, most glittery lipgloss EVER. If it was flavoured.. THAT WAS EVEN BETTER. It didn’t matter that your hair got stuck in it every time you went out… all you would need to do is reapply ever hour. Do NOT even get me started on those lipgloss tubes…. it was ESSENTIAL that you built up a collection of these so you could have a different colour every day.. AND brag to your friends about them.

Now: Really though… sticky lipgloss is the WORST. Shiny.. not so bad… glittery.. hmmm… as long as it is SUBTLE. I do not know about you but lipgloss in a tube is a NIGHTMARE… WE NEED PRECISION WHEN APPLYING.

Orange Face♥

Then: Bronzing pearls were your bestie…. you would use a massive fluffy brush (may I add that was used for EVERYTHING ELSE too) and go WILD applying that bronzer. You had to look like you had just been on holiday right? The colour “orange” meant nothing to you… you were “glowing”

Now: Contouring is your babe… and you use precision brushes so you can get the most BEAUTIFUL look on your face. You are an EXPERT at applying bronzer to give you a health glow… no orange-ness in sight. W are smart, sassy ladies and we know to stay away from anything too orange-y

Clumpy Lashes♥

Then: You would never leave the house without at least 5 layers of mascara on… all you saw when you blinked was a black curtain. It was all about having the thickest, clumpiest, most spidery lashes EVER.

Now: Long, fluttery eyelashes that are individually separated … and you NEVER need more than two coats. Sometimes.. falsies may be be used to help increase the length/volume of your BEAUTIFUL lashes… but THERE IS STILL NO CLUMPINESS IN SIGHT

No Brows Whatsoever♥

Then: All your eyebrows would be was a line of hair above your eye.. they would be PLUCKED LIKE MAD every Sunday night.. and any time ANY hair grew.. this HAD to be removed by your trusty tweezers. In fact.. you would even carry these bad boys in your bag so you could do your work on the go

Now: After hating yourself that you got rid of your beautiful brows, you have to deal with the PAINFUL wait of them growing back again (hello monster brows). SOMETIMES THEY DID NOT EVEN GROW BACK! Your eyebrow pencil/wax/powder is your bestie… and beautifully shaped, full brows are the result! Bet we are kicking ourselves now for thinning them out so much when we were younger ey?

Disco Ball♥

Then: Glitter. Glitter in your hair, glitter on your body… glitter on your eyes.. GLITTER EVERYWHERE. You were practically a WALKING DISCO BALL

Now: Glitter on ANYTHING is a no go. Except maybe eyeshadow… if you are doing fancy dress….

So there we have it darlings!! I really hope this post made you giggle.. Ohhhh to be young and carefree again (ha!).. it really is SO funny to think back about how your makeup was when you were in school. Bet you never thought we would be looking back and giggling at ourselves! DO NOT even get me started on hair/fashion when we were younger.. that is a WHOLE post in itself. Butterfly clips, crimped hair and coloured hair extensions anyone?

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Right darlings… the sun is shining outside….  Spring is OFFICIALLY HERE (YES!!).. So I am going to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL weather (make the most of it before it starts raining again ha!).. I really hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Make sure to let me know what other make-up trends you followed when you were younger.. AND if you followed any of these too!!

See you all in my next one lovelies!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Spring is HERE – OOTD♥

Hiya lovelies!!♥

Wow.. I don’t know about you but I feel like this week has just absolutely FLOWN by..  HOW IS IT THURSDAY ALREADY!? When on earth did that happen? I am honestly just so so excited right now.. and do you know why? Well.. I have a WHOLE WEEK off work next week, I am going to a VERY EXCITING blogger event on Wednesday.. AND I HAVE JUST BOOKED A HOLIDAY!! WOOOP! I cannot even tell you happy I am right now… I have not been on holiday for probably a good 4-5 years.. so it is SO overdue guys!! Have you booked anything for the summer? Make sure to let me know lovelies 😀

Well well… I have a fashion post for you all today (YAY!).. and again.. this is something I am so excited for! OK…I admit it.. I may be a TAD excited about quite a few things at the moment (ha!), but I cannot help it… spring is here, which means summer is JUST around the corner!! Do you all remember when I first starting blogging and I spoke about how obsessed I was with Autumn? WELL MOVE OVER AUTUMN.. it is ALL about spring/summer now hehe! I honestly cannot wait to do more Spring inspired posts.. I already have one up about how to make some DIY room decor/makeup storage to make your room look more Spring appropriate.. if you have not already make sure to check it out HERE darlings!

Now.. I do not know about where you guys are, but on Sunday we got the most BEAUTIFUL sunshine ever… it honestly just puts everyone in SUCH a good mood ey? I literally could not wait to style some Spring outfits! I was SO LUCKY to receive an item from the NEW LYDC CLOTHING RANGE (eeeeeeeeek!!!!).. and when I saw the weather on Sunday I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to wear it! Should we have a look below guys 😀 …..

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Aaahhhhh THIS DRESS*… I can’t even tell you how much I am in LOVE with it! You all know me and how much I love black.. so of course I will still be rocking it during Spring.. but I LOVE that this dress has a cute daisy print (florals + spring = PERFECT).. and the contrasting sleeves… they definitely make this dress a perfect addition to any girl’s Spring wardrobe! You can pick it up HERE

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OH MY GOSH guys… do not even get me started on my bag*. I am SO in love with it and how perfect it is going to be for all my Spring/Summer outfits! It is such a a beautiful, baby blue/grey colour.. and I can honestly see it going with SO much! It is MASSIVE (which you all know I LOVE!).. and I love the whole snakeskin style going on (SO ON TREND!). It is also available in baby pink (AHHHH!) and black! You can pick yours up from LYDC London.. AND get 10% off using my code ‘SAIRA10’.

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I was SO chuffed that I got to wear my jelly shoes… I know so many people have a love/hate relationship with them.. but I am definitely a LOVER of these. They look so beautiful when the sun is out.. and they definitely make me feel nostalgic! I love that they are SUCH a statement piece, add some height AND are so comfortable! I LOVE rocking these babies with cute little ankle socks too!

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I just kept the rest of my look basic with a black hijab, nude lips and my usual makeup! I wanted the main focus to be the dress and bag!

Outfit Details♥

Dress* – LYDC London

Bag* – LYDC London 

Shoes – Topshop

Lipstick – Kiko Milano in 06

So there we have it my loves.. my FIRST of many spring outfits! I had SO much fun styling this beautiful dress, and know it will be a favourite of mine in the warmer months! It has such a gorgeous fit.. and I LOVE the skater style of it too… one of my FAVOURITE dress styles!

Right angels.. I really hope you liked this outfit.. I would LOVE to know if you have any Spring fashion items that you can’t wait to rock in the next few months!

Just in case you didn’t know.. I have a GIVEAWAY on my blog where you can have the chance to win a LYDC bag of your choice.. so make sure to enter because there is SUCH a beautiful range of bags to choose from!♥♥

As I have mentioned earlier.. I have a week off next week so expect to see a little revamp of my blog… I cannot wait to have some time to spend on making it look pretty and work on some exciting new posts for you all! I really cannot thank you guys enough for reading my blog.. I appreciate every single comment/like I get.. and I LOVE seeing my little blog baby grow! I will see you in my next post angels.. have a FAB end to the week!

Lots of love,

Saira

xo

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Spring DIY: Make-Up Storage & Room Decor

Hiya Darlings!♥

Happy Monday!! Hope you all have had a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!! Who got some sun? I was SO happy that Sunday was SUCH a beautiful day … it definitely felt like Spring had arrived.. lets just hope it lasts ey? To make the most of the weather.. I took some outfit photos (as you do)… and OF COURSE this one had to be a Spring appropriate outfit too… so make sure to keep your eyes out for that lovelies!

Right… I cannot even tell you how EXCITED I am for this blog post. For those of you who do not know.. I LOVE getting crafty and working on DIY projects… I LOVE creating things out of old jars, boxes and tins, as well as getting out my sewing machine and making my own make up bags and pillowcases! Might I add I am quite nifty at crocheting too :D. I just WISH I had more time to spend on making things! So… with Spring arriving.. I thought WHY NOT show my lovely blogging babes how to make some DIY projects!?

So.. of course I thought.. what is something that probably EVERYONE has after winter time (I am talking candle jars, gift boxes, plenty of decorative paper.. and maybe some glitter?). Don’t worry if you don’t have this stuff lying around lovelies.. I will give you some tips/advice on where you can find all of this for VERY CHEAP !

Now.. the things that I will be showing you how to make will include make-up storage and some pretty Spring decor for your room! So take a peek below angels…

What You Will Need/Where To Pick It Up From:

  • Jars – You can pick these up from your kitchen.. come on guys we all have empty pasta sauce/jam jars. For all you candle obsessed people (ahem.. myself).. I am sure you will have jars stashed away in your cupboards!
  • Metallic Spray Paint – Any craft store (even places like Wilkinsons, The Range and B&M.. and if you have time/the patience.. Ebay.)
  • Glitter – I picked up mine from a craft store and B&M. If you want .. you can buy in bulk on Ebay. Of course darlings.. you can get whatever colours you want!
  • Craft Beads – Poundland.. MY FACE WHEN I SAW THESE … I was originally going to use rice and dye it with food colouring (which is also a FAB and easy idea!)
  • Fake Flowers – I picked up mine from Wilkinsons, but any homeware/craft store do these! These are ESSENTIAL for making your room look Spring-y (is this even a word? Ha!)
  • PVA glue – Craft store… you can also pick this up from a Poundshop too in the kid’s craft section!
  • Masking Tape – YOU WILL HAVE THIS IN A DRAWER HIDDEN AWAY SOMEWHERE
  • Ugly photoframes – I picked all mine up from a charity shop. Charity shops are AMAZING for finding jars/frames.. and just anything that needs a revamp! AND everything is SUPER CHEAP..YAY!
  • Shoe boxes – Us bloggers will have plenty stashed away under our beds
  • Pretty paper
  • Hot Glue Gun – This is ESSENTIAL.. this glue is SO strong and easy to use! TRUST ME.. if you LOVE DIY projects.. it is worth picking one up!

OK LET’S GET ON TO THE FUN PART! I will talk you through how to make a few different things.. but honestly as long as you have the things above.. it is ALL YOU and how creative you want to get! I think that is what I LOVE about DIY… you can literally make something exactly the way you want it.. there are no rules so GO WILD!

Jars♥

Literally the best thing you can have to start a DIY… you can make SO many things with these! BUT FIRST.. how do you get leftover wax/labels off? Well…

  • Put the jar in the freezer for half an hour
  • Tap the jar on the bottom and the wax will fall straight out! You might need to get your scissors out and cut up the wax so it is small enough to take out of the jar! Just watch your fingers loves!
  • To remove the label.. use some hot, soapy water and remove what you can of the label. Then, use nail polish remover to remove any glue. Nail polish remover is AMAZING for removing leftover glue/paint!

So… let’s talk you through how to make some BEAUTIFUL JARS!

Brush Holder♥

This is on of my FAVOURITE things I made because it is just SO EASY! All I did was apply a thin layer of PVA glue (TRUST ME.. you only need a thin layer!) to the bottom half of the jar.. and sprinkle some silver glitter on! I left it to dry overnight.. filled it halfway with my craft beads.. and then placed my brushes in! OH.. don’t forget to spray ANYTHING glittery with hairspray so you don’t get fallout! Yay!!!

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Spring Decor♥

So.. I wanted to use jars to make some pretty Spring decor for my room. So.. I made one glittery one and one silver one! For the glittery one.. all I did was spray paint the jar gold.. applied PVA glue ALL over the jar and then sprinkle a mixture of gold and silver glitter! SO EASY! For the silver one… I drew out some hearts on some masking tape and stuck them onto the jar. I then spray painted the jar silver.. left to dry and VOILA! I then put the fake flowers in.. and your room INSTANTLY looks more cheery!

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Cotton Pad and Q-Tip Holder♥

Now.. I LOVE having my cotton pads and q-tips on display.. I think it is SO much quicker and easier to find them, rather than digging around in your drawers! I also think it gives your room a slightly more “spa-like” feel… do you guys know what I mean? I hope so!! These are SO SO EASY TO MAKE.. this is where your masking tape comes in handy! For the cotton pad holder.. put some masking tape round the bottom of the jar … and spray paint the top half. Once this has dried, hot glue gun some cute little stickers all around! Woo! For the q-tip holder.. apply some masking tape to the middle of a little jar and spray paint it gold. Once it is dry.. apply a thin layer of PVA glue to the middle, sprinkle some glitter on and then hairspray to set once it is dry! I honestly LOVE both of these so so much!!

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Teacup Lipstick Holder♥

I thought of this DIY when I saw some teacups in a charity shop… it also reminded me of Beauty and the Beast!! So… this was also SO easy to make! I applied a thin layer of PVA glue on the top of the cup, sprinkled some glitter on and left to dry! Then.. half fill it with craft beads.. and hairspray the glitter! Arrange your favourite products as you like.. and there you have a Disney inspired holder for all your lipsticks!

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Pretty Photo Frames – GREAT storage for your perfumes/everyday makeup!♥

This is one of my favourite projects to do because I think the end result is absolutely stunning.. and they add a real “luxury” feel to your makeup storage! So.. get your photo frames and remove the glass so you are just left with the wooden bit! All I did with mine was spray paint them and sprinkle glitter all over! Once they had dried.. I put some pretty paper in the frame (where you would normally put your picture).. and then used them as pretty makeup trays!! You can do SO MUCH with these and really customize them.. give it a go loves!

Nail Polish Holder♥

I found this glass tray with a lid from a charity shop – I think it is actually a small oven dish (hehe!). This was SO easy to make too… I just sprayed the bottom with the silver paint, and for the lid.. I put PVA glue over it and sprinkled glitter on it! Once it had dried.. I hot glued a small drawer handle onto it so I could open it easily! And.. it is done! You have an ADORABLE little tray with a lid… perfect for lipsticks or nail polishes!

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Beauty Box♥

Now.. It is SO easy to make shoe boxes look pretty AND they make FAB storage for the inside of your drawers! All I did with mine was spray paint it white (you can glue some pretty paper on it if you want!).. then made little compartments by cutting up the lid of the box and sizing them up to make the sizes I wanted! I glued some pretty paper on the bottom of the box and also on the sides… then hot glued them to they were secure! You can make SO many of these so all your drawers are organized.. everyone has boxes/cardboard lying around.. you may as well make the most of them hehe!

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So lovelies… there you have some inspiration to use up your old jars/boxes AND make your room/dressing table look pretty, organized and ALL SET FOR SPRING! Should we see how it all looked?

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Quick secret though guys… this set up is in my mum’s room (it has the best lighting hehe!!)… as my room is RUBBISH for taking pictures!! I LOVE the look of everything though! I would LOVE to know what you think AND also if you have a go at making some!

So angels… I hope you enjoyed this…. make sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you give any a go!

Right darlings.. let’s have a quick catch up before I go ey? I am SO ready for Spring.. so be prepared to see some Spring outfits AND my make-up faves for this season! Also… let me know if you have any Spring trends you are looking forward to! I am hoping to buy a few essentials for Spring so will definitely put up a haul post once I do! Also.. guess what angels? I have A WEEK OFF WORK NEXT WEEK (Easter week).. so that literally means a week of relaxing, blogging, getting myself organized AND just everything I don’t have time to do when I am at work! Cannot wait WOOP!

I am going to love you and leave you know lovelies.. so have a wonderful week and I will see you in my next one!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Fashion Faves OOTD♥

Hiya darlings!!!♥

It is SO NICE to sit down and blog!! I feel like I have been away for ages.. even though my last post was on Tuesday HA! I have had a very hectic few days recently.. and cannot WAIT for the weekend woop! Work is just CRAZY busy as usual and all I ever do in my evenings is eat, blog and sleep! Life of a working blogger ey? Have you all had a wonderful week loves?

Now.. this post will be an OUTFIT OF THE DAY YES YES! I will also have a quick update for you all.. and then also a VERY special announcement! So…let’s get on with the outfit details.. because after it there will probably be A LOT OF WRITING ha!

This outfit is featuring some of my FAVOURITE items recently… and I am SO in love with how this outfit turned out!

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I am sure you all remember my STUNNING fur lined gilet (post on styling it HERE) .. which was an absolute GEM that I found in a charity shop… it is such a beautiful layering piece.. and I have been wearing it SO much! Seriously though guys.. NOTHING BETTER THAN A DENIM VEST!

I wore this BEAUTIFUL camel jumper from New Look… I just am SO in love with the colour AND it is the perfect transition piece for Spring!

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Another item I have been obsessed about recently (OK.. this post is just basically a post about EVERYTHING I have been obsessed with recently ha!)… is something I actually pinched from my husband (hehe)… this GORGEOUS scarf! I personally think it made me look slightly like a pilot (ha!).. what do you guys think?

I am sure you guys remember at one point I was IN LOVE with midi skirts… I felt as though my skater skirts were slightly neglected… so of course OUT THEY CAME! I LOVE this basic black one (which might I add is VERY old)… it is just SO versatile and you can wear it with SO many different items!

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Of course.. I had to wear my trusty black boots! I actually wore some browns one first but changed them before I left because THERE WAS TOO MUCH BROWN HA!

My bag obviously had to be LYDC guys… I just LOVE this nude one … it is such a PERFECT size to fit everything I need.. and as it is over the shoulder.. it is AMAZING for long shopping trips/days out! Yay!

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Oh… speaking of nudes…I have found my new FAVOURITE nude lipstick from Clinique.. I will actually be doing a post on my makeup favourites for spring.. and OF COURSE this will be featuring!!

Outfit Details♥

Denim Gilet – Charity Shop

Jumper – New Look

Skirt – H&M

Boots – New Look

Bag – LYDC London*

Hijab – Market

So angels.. I really hope you liked this outfit.. It was one of those “I just chucked it on but I actually love how it looks” moments.. I LOVED how the colours/textures just went together! Woo!

Now… time for our catch up! I want you guys to know what is going on with me and what is coming up on my blog.. just because I LOVE interacting with you! I class you all as my friends and appreciate the time you guys put into reading/commenting on my blog! I have loved seeing my little blog grow and also  am so grateful for all the opportunities my blog has given me!

I actually held my first mini giveaway with Coconut Lane on my Twitter a few days ago which was SUCH  a success! I LOVE the brand SO much (make sure to check them out.. AND get 20% off using my code “glitterglass20”).. so LOVED holding the giveaway for them!

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NOW .. speaking of giveaways.. I will actually be holding a giveaway on my blog where you have the opportunity to WIN a bag of your choice from LYDC London (eeeeeeeeek!). You all KNOW how much I love their bags! Don’t worry lovelies I will have a full post with all the instructions of how to enter! I cannot WAIT for it.. I just feel like it is a little thank you to you guys for supporting me throughout my blogging journey!

YAY!!! I have SO many exciting posts too darlings… My DIY post will be up very soon too! I am the biggest lover of DIY projects/organizing things… I just WISH I had more time! I actually have a whole week off work soon (AHHHHH!!)… so will be using my time WISELY for chilled out blogging days.. and a few fun days too!!

OH.. I also went to The Body Shop event yesterday for the promotion of their British Rose range.. and it was honestly SO much fun! I LOVE speaking to the team working there and also meeting other bloggers! I will have a post with a lot more detail and photos!

I think I will love you and leave you know darlings…. Have a FABULOUS Friday.. and guess what.. IT IS THE WEEKEND YAY!! Cannot wait to see you all in my next posts!!!

Lots of Love

Saira

xo

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Spring Time – Lush Edition♥

Hey hey!!! *WAVES*… Hope you have all been VERY WELL and had a lovely start to the week! I know mine has been VERY busy as usual.. AND I have some VERY exciting things happening soon!… I will have a MASSIVE catch up with you all in my next post… I am just SO excited for the next few posts guys! Make sure to stay tuned.. I have a DIY post which I CANNOT wait to put up.. AND my first giveaway on my blog!! All coming VERY soon lovelies.. woop!

So….. guess what this post is all about guys…. LUSH LUSH LUSH!♥

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Now… Lets get onto this post ey? I don’t think I know a SINGLE blogger who doesn’t LOVE Lush products… probably because:

  • They are SO Instagrammable
  • They make amazing props
  • A bath without Lush products cannot even be classed as a bath
  • They make your room smell YUMMY
  • Your skin always feels AMAZING after using Lush products
  • ALL the products are natural and eco-friendly!

So… when the AMAZING Hannah at Lush offered to send me some products* from their Spring range.. I literally COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! I have been the biggest Lush fan for SO many years… the bubble bars/bath bombs are an ESSENTIAL for a pamper night for me.. and as I am sure you know, Movis soap has been my go to face soap for years! I was SO giddy when I got a bright pink and yellow box in the post.. the postman even complimented the scent of the box hehe!

Lush are absolutely AMAZING at releasing new products at different times of the year.. I am so sure EVERYONE knows about their amazing Christmas range… and they do exactly the same thing for Spring/Easter time… YAY!! It is SO worth checking out your local Lush store to see the YUMMY SMELLING new products they have.

Right angels.. if you want a sneak peek of Lush’s spring range*.. have a look below!!♥

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HOW PRETTY DOES IT ALL LOOK!! Like I mentioned… Lush products honestly take the BEST pictures 😀

Rose Bombshell – Bath Bomb♥

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Ahhh I LOVE this bath bomb so much.. the scent is SO SO YUMMY.. If you like sweet, floral scents, you will absolutely LOVE this so much! I also love that it has real rose petals in it.. this is SUCH an adorable touch! I know that this will make my bath a GORGEOUS pinky colour… it is definitely an essential in every Lushie’s spring collection! I think this bath bomb and the Rose Jam Bubbleroon will be PERFECT for spring time baths!

Bunch of Carrots – Reusable Bubble Bar♥

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Ahhhh these carrots are SO cute.. I cannot even get over how adorable they are! I love the fact that there are 3 separate carrots, meaning you get SO much use out of this bubble bar. The carrots have a lovely sweet, citrus scent.. and are all SUCH bright colours so you can use them all together or one at a time! I am the type of girl that HAS to have an INSANE amount of bubbles in her bath.. and I am sure we all know how AMAZING Lush bubble bars are!

Flowering Tea – Bubble Bar♥

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The idea behind this bubble bar is GENIUS…I personally think it was MADE for us Yorkshire girlies… as Lush knows how much we love our cuppas ey? You literally just put this teabag bubble bar under running water and it makes bubbles YAY! I think this Lush product has the most RELAXING scent out of the whole bunch! I literally cannot WAIT to use this.. as I know it will make me feel as calm as I do when I have a cuppa! It has a lovely floral scent… AND I know it has some petals in the middle.. which would be SUCH an adorable surprise!

Bouncy Bunny – Shower Jelly♥

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I think this is my FAVOURITE product… guys.. IT IS A BUNNY!!! A SHOWER JELLY IN THE SHAPE OF A BUNNY! If that doesn’t get you in the mood for spring and make you smile.. I have NO idea what will! I absolutely LOVE the scent of this too.. it smells like chocolate oranges, YUMMY! I love shower jellies SO much.. they are so much fun to use in the shower.. and they are also cooling on the skin… Lush actually suggest that you can keep the shower jelly in the fridge and then use it… how AMAZING would that be in the summer?

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Soap♥

Now.. soaps from Lush are something that I absolutely LOVE.. my FAVES being Honey I washed the kids, Rockstar and Yog Nog (Christmas limited edition!).. so seeing a soap in my box was exciting!! I think the scent of this is quite subtle and not as strong as other soaps by Lush – it has quite a fresh, citrussy scent. Nonetheless.. the colours are absolutely GORGEOUS and it is going to look SO beautiful displayed in my shower! Not to mention it is going to get me SO excited for Spring time! All Lush soaps have so many essential oils so make your skin feel amazing after use.. and I know this will be exactly the same! It is SUCH a shame about the scent.. I think I was expecting more of a citrussy/orange scent and for it to be a lot stronger! Still… it will make my skin feel fab so YAY!

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Ahhhhh and there we have it.. the end of my Lush Spring product overview… I love the fact that most of the products I received were floral scented.. this is so perfect for Spring.. and a nice change to all the sweet/fruity scents I normally am driven towards (The Comforter.. I am talking about you!). I have discovered SO many more amazing products WOOHOO… it can be quite overwhelming when you go into a Lush store.. so I hope this post helps you in having an idea of what you want before going! This is another reason that I  LOVE Lush posts.. they recommend the BEST products for you to try!

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I would LOVE to know what your favourite products from Lush are ..and also if you have tried anything from this post! I will forever be a Lushie.. so the fact that they release new products every few months is AMAZING! There is ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW!

So angels.. that is my post for today.. I really hope you enjoyed this…. COME ON darlings.. tell me someone who doesn’t like a Lush post! I cannot wait to see you in my next one!

 Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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*Lush were absolutely AMAZING and sent me these products for review purposes. I am a massive Lush fan.. and all opinions are my own.

 

Oh Look.. It’s A Black OOTD♥

Hey loves! It is the WEEKEND YAY!!! Have you had a good week? WHO ELSE GOT SNOW?! Yes… SNOW in March… this is definitely becoming a regular thing in the UK now ha! Snow in March, heatwaves in October…. WHAT ON EARTH IS WITH THIS BIZARRE WEATHER! I know myself and SO many other people just want it to be Spring now! Fingers crossed for some sun in the next few weeks!

So.. guess what I have today… it is an OUTFIT post.. and even better.. IT IS AN ALL BLACK ONE (ha!). Who says that just because it is March that I have to pack my black clothes away… I will STILL be wearing them in Summer hehe! As much as I am excited for the Spring weather to start… I really have been trying to make the most of my jumpers/cozy clothes before they are all packed away! Let’s have a peek below….

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Now lovelies… I was rooting around my wardrobe and I came across this BEAUTIFUL jacket that I got from a Mango outlet a few years ago… and I almost KICKED myself as I had gone the WHOLE of winter without wearing it! The poor thing must have fallen off the hanger and just lived on my wardrobe floor. It honestly is such a stunning little jacket… and I was just picturing so many different outfits I could wear this with! The black/grey/white colour means it is SO versatile (yay!).. and I am in LOVE with the ‘bomber’ style of it too… I know bomber jackets are quite popular for Spring.. so HERE I AM ROCKING THE TREND EARLY wooop!

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I knew from the second I saw this jacket that my outfit would be an all black one… and you know how I LOVE being a wild child and mixing textures in outfits… so OF COURSE I wore my lace top that I picked up from a Charity shop for £2 😛. I wore my black jeggings which I honestly CANNOT be without… I LOVE that they are a lovely style that never EVER gets loose around the knees and they are so comfy! I usually pick mine up from a local market for a tenner (BARGAIN HUNTER HA!)… but I cannot WAIT to pick up a pair of Joni jeans from Topshop too! I am also going to be branching out into boyfriend style jeans (GASP.. I know.. I have been in SUCH a rut of only wearing skinnies!).. but I can just imagine SO many outfit variations with them! I will be picking up a pair from Primark … that way I do not feel AS guilty if I only end up wearing them once because I look ridiculous ha! But HEY.. I WILL TRY MY BEST to make them work…. and possibly put up a post to show YOU how to style them.. especially for us short girls out there.. GIVE ME A WAVE GIRLS.. we know the struggles right?

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This look was completed with some black ankle boots, my baby (well… my beautiful handbag) and DARK VAMPY LIPS! How long do you think I can get away with wearing these? I also just wore a black hijab… anything else would have just been wrong right? I also have’Sweet Sherry’ by Model’s Own* on my nails… LOVE THIS SHADE SO MUCH.. and I actually had this on my nails for a WHOLE WEEK before it started to chip!

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Trying to bring SOME summer into this outfit hehe … LOVE my pineapple phone case SO much.. pick yours up from Coconut Lane AND get 20% using my code “glitterglass20” 🙂 They also have paired up with LYDC London for an AMAZING giveaway at the moment where you can win £150 worth of vouchers to spend on them! MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT COCONUT LANE’S BLOG FOR DETAILS ON ENTERING!

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I have a little guest appear in these photos too…. I had my sister take my outfit photos for me and my niece wanted to make an appearance! I cannot even tell you how many shots she came into ha!

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Outfit Details♥

Jacket – Mango Outlet

Top – Charity Shop 

Jeggings – Market

Bag* – LYDC (Similar HERE)

Boots – New Look

Lipstick – MUR 100% Vamp

SO … that is my outfit! I am so so in LOVE with this jacket.. MAKE SURE you root through your cupboards guys.. you never know WHAT you might find! I will also be having my wardrobe clear out soon… post idea? Hmmmm? I am honestly BUZZING with so many post ideas… I just have to find the time to write them all hehe!

I promise you I will have some Spring style outfits up soon… please can I just enjoy the last few minutes of winter fashion (pretty please?). I really hope you liked this look! Make sure to let me know what you think.. AND if you have ANY post you want me to put up.. LET ME KNOW LOVES!! Your comments and suggestions are AMAZING and I always take them on board! LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend… keep me updated on what you get up to! I will hopefully be picking up a few bits for a new post (WHICH I CANNOT WAIT FOR!)… so I hope you stay tuned for that!! I will see you in my next one angels!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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