3 Favourite Everyday Woman’s Shoes

Fashion

OK, I’m a little obsessed with shoes. But hey, a girl can never have too many shoes right? I feel like shoes just finish off the outfit perfectly and so I feel like I am always in need of new shoes. I then realized that I am a girl who loves flats… especially trainers. I would always go for the Adidas Superstars over a pair of 6 inch heels. I feel like you can flats with literally everything for any occasion anywhere!

This then got me thinking to what my top flat shoes would be. And I came to the conclusion that my favorite three pairs of everyday woman’s flats were:  Adidas Superstars, Nike Roshe and the Stan Smiths. By far. I then decided to show you the shoes, the price and the reasons why I love the shoes.

So, to begin with, the Adidas superstars.

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Priced at £69.99

These are by far my favorite out of the three shoes I am sharing with you today. I think that they are very great quality and very affordable if you want some decent shoes. These shoes are so comfortable and the color of them means that they will go with any look- chic and dressy to laid-back. I just in general love these and are a very good buy.

The next pair of shoes are, Nike Roshe

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Priced at £70

These are so comfy! Personally, I use them for casual and sport just because they give bounce, they are light, breathable and also have a very casual look which I love. I really like the color of them because the black just goes with all colors. Love them.

Last but not least, the Stan Smiths

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Priced at £69.95

OK. These are beautiful. Literally in-love! These are so simple, comfortable, but chic. I feel like the pop of green adds so much to the shoe. They are great for everyday wear as they go with everything and look so nice and so laid-back which I love. I would so encourage you to get a pair.

So that is all for my 3 favorite woman’s everyday shoes. I hope that you found that helpful and interesting. But seriously, go get yourself some of these shoes because they really are great for everyday wear!

Hope xo

Wardrobe Essentials

Fashion

Ever struggling to find what to wear? Or even what to buy for your wardrobe collection? Well, I have had the same problem and as I decided to go into more minimalism fashion, I realized I needed whole new set of clothes. I then thought about what I needed in my wardrobe and after watching multiple YouTube videos and browsing through my Pinterest feed, I realized that all I was lacking was some wardrobe essentials. Wardrobe essentials allow you to build your outfits and switch up your outfits without much hassle.

So, I made a list of all the wardrobe essentials I feel everyone needs, and managed to put together outfits which turned out being very chic and minimal. Therefore, I felt this needed to be shared so that it helps any of you who are struggling with your wardrobe.

The list is:

  • Black tee
  • White tee
  • Button down shirt
  • Sweater
  • Black jeans
  • Boyfriend jeans
  • Skinny jeans
  • Leather jacket
  • Adidas Superstars/ Nike

 

 

Makeup Essentials

Makeup

Do you ever feel like there is just so many makeup products out there that you just cant afford to buy when you feel like they are essentials? I do.

But, I then tried to think about what the makeup essentials for me are. I feel like there are only a few makeup essentials that every girl needs without having to go out and buy a ton of makeup to achieve a flawless makeup look that you could otherwise achieve with only a few makeup products.

I then put together a list of my ultimate makeup essentials which are:

  • foundation- I feel foundation gives the face full coverage, hiding certain blemishes and also provides a smooth, clear surface.
  • concealer- Concealer always helps lighten up the face, illuminating it and hiding blemishes. I can never go out not putting on a bit of concealer!
  • mascara- Mascara is one of my favourites! It opens up the eyes whilst adding volume and length to the your eyelashes. It always makes me feel a bit prettier just wearing mascara.
  • bronzer-I would say I can go a bit bronzer-happy when it comes to applying bronzer aha! It is to me an essential as it gives color, and shape to your face whilst making you look a bit more tanned.
  • blush-Blush is great for adding color to your cheeks which looks natural at the same time.
  • lip balm/ lip gloss- I think lip gloss and lip balm are my favorite things to use on my lips because it looks natural, the balm is moisturizing and literally goes with any makeup look!

I feel like these makeup products really gives a natural, beautiful look without having to spend lots of money on lots of products.

I have got the following products which I thought I should share. I also thought that it would be beneficial and helpful that I showed high-end makeup and drug store makeup that works well also.

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Bare Minerals Blush £20

The Bare Minerals Blush in the shade  Enchanted

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Bobbi Brown Bronzer £30

concealer

Bobbi Brown Concealer £26 & Rimmel £5.49

The Bobbi Brown concealer is in the shade Ivory 

foundation

Bobbi Brown £34 & Rimmel £7.99

The Rimmel Foundation is in the number 25 (which has turned out to be too dark for me)

lip balm

Bobbi Brown Lip Balm £16.50

mascara

Rimmel £6.99 & Benefit £20.50

The Rimmel Mascara is the Scandal Eyes

The Benefit is the They’re Real.

I hope that this helped and that you found it interesting.

Love,

Hope xo

50 Things To Be Grateful For – No.2

Lifestyle
  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Sight
  4. Hearing
  5. A home
  6. Being loved
  7. Happiness
  8. Grace
  9. Forgiveness
  10. Air in my lungs
  11. Healthy
  12. Cared for
  13. Opportunities
  14. Schooling
  15. Money
  16. Clean water
  17. Good food
  18. Holidays
  19. Clothes
  20. Car
  21. Church
  22. Bed
  23. Wifi (especially when its free)
  24. Spotify
  25. Netflix
  26. Early nights
  27. Late nights
  28. Sport
  29. French markets
  30. Photography
  31. Safe place to live
  32. Coffee
  33. Good books
  34. Google
  35. Wood Burners
  36. Dreams and goals
  37. Everyday people
  38. Laughter
  39. Joy
  40. Affection
  41. Cake
  42. Hot water
  43.  My faith
  44. Transport
  45. Good weather
  46. Music
  47. Conversation
  48. Jobs
  49. LOVE
  50. Safety

Celebrity Styles- Top 4 Street Styles

Fashion

My Top 4 Celebrity Street Styles:

  1. Gigi Hadid- Gigi has a very wide range of outfit choices, which all are very chic and high-end fashion. These three photos clearly demonstrate that she is very versatile with her clothing, due to ranging from distressed jeans, to culottes. Form fitting cropped tops to silk v-necks.

  2. Kendall Jenner- Kendall’s street style can be very casual, to very formal and high-end fashion. As you can tell from these photos, she is keen on the long duster coats, which she rocks! However, she tends to be a bit fonder on culottes and wide-legged trousers than jeans!
  3. Taylor Swift- Taylor’s outfits are quite geeky chic (I would say). You can tell she loves heels as in all of her outfits, she’s loving any form of heel, from boots to stilettos. Her outfits vary a great deal, from shorts, to dungarees, to three/quarter length trousers which gives her a different look and style each time!
  4. Vanessa Hudgens – Vanessa’s street style is very versatile and ranges from boho, to chic. These looks are very upbeat and I love that everything in Vanessa’s wardrobe are different and unique.

Eyebrow Horror Story- Expectations VS Reality

Makeup

I thought I might as well tell you a beauty horror story relating to eyebrows for your pleasure.

Eyebrows have become a phenomenon and every girl has fantasised over having ‘on fleek’ eyebrows. There is this one style of eyebrow which is thick, arched and beautifully shaped, which everybody wanted and still wants to create… or at least me. It seemed as if everyone was then waxing, threading and even shaving their eyebrows to achieve beautiful, on fleek eyebrows. Because I had noticed this type of brow style, I decided that I had to do something with my eyebrows. I had to make them look amazing!

I occasionally had my eyebrows waxed by this point, and they were just ‘amateur’ eyebrows, not like these eyebrows I had seen. It had been a while since I had my eyebrows done, and they desperately needed doing, it wasn’t even funny. I kept begging my mum to take me to get mine done, but there was just no time for me to get them done with a hectic schedule. I was getting self-conscious with my eyebrows as they were getting wild and gross and were definitely not looking ‘on fleek’ .

I was unsure as to when I was going to get my eyebrows done next, so I decided to take my eyebrows into my own hands…

I watched multiple youtube videos on how to pluck and shape my eyebrows, and I felt I was then capable of doing my own eyebrows to make them the most perfect eyebrows ever. So I got my tweezers out and started plucking…

… any old hair anywhere. This is somewhat like how I wanted my brows VS how my brows turned out:

NOT GOOD! I was so bummed and my brows were way worse than before! Seriously, I don’t now what on earth I was thinking. As soon as I put down the tweezers, I got weird looks… from many people aha! This was the worst beauty mistake I made.

I really couldn’t do anything to fix them, so I tried powder to even my brows out (as they were two different shapes) whilst they grew out. By doing this, my brows became slugs on my face. No joke.

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Powder wasn’t looking so good…

The stages of my eyebrows got worse and worse when they began to grow out. I hated walking around in public like this for a month! So, these were my untouched, unplucked brows over the month:

 

It finally came to the time when I could get my eyebrows done PROFESSIONALLY. perfect brows

I learnt my lesson and I feel that this could be some very useful advice for you, so keep reading!

  • DO NOT overly pluck your eyebrows- seek some professional help
  • Keep growing your eyebrows out if you have done what I’ve done. Keeping them untouched will help them to grow out and look better once they are done professionally.
  • DO NOT put much powder in your brows when growing them out because it only makes them look bigger, bolder and more noticeable. Trust me.

So, hopefully this horror story on my brows has been at all helpful and a lesson that you should never have to learn.

 

x

100 Things To Be Happy About

Lifestyle
  1. Long conversations
  2. Watching the stars
  3. Listening to the waves crashing on the beach whilst in a tent
  4. Complimenting people
  5. 1920/1960’s music
  6. Waking up at noon
  7. Late night conversations with close friends
  8. Camping
  9. Listening to laughter
  10. American accents
  11. Walking through cities
  12. Travelling
  13. Cuddles
  14. Thanksgiving
  15. Embarking on a new adventure
  16. Late night swims
  17. Getting into a made bed
  18. The smell after it rains
  19. Holidaying
  20. Walking along African dirt roads
  21. Brunch
  22. Netflix
  23. Laughing till it hurts
  24. Waking up with the sun on your face
  25. Bike riding in the crisp mornings
  26. Coffee dates
  27. Walks along the beach at dawn
  28. White bed sheets
  29. Drinking ice cold water
  30. Blogging
  31. Getting good grades
  32. Working out
  33. Finding something that was lost for ages and been forgotten about
  34. Getting your money from work
  35. Big BBQ’s
  36. Spending a whole day in bed
  37. Perfectly done makeup
  38. Having your hair played with
  39. Catching up with old friends
  40. Sea salty hair
  41. A good book that you can’t put down
  42. Dinners out
  43. Long baths
  44. French food
  45. Movie marathons
  46. Finding true friends
  47. Loving people as much as they love you
  48. Freshly cut grass
  49. Jumping into freezing cold pools
  50. Hearing the rain in bed
  51. Watching lightening strike far off in the hills
  52. Long journeys
  53. Sitting by bonfires
  54. Waking up to birds singing
  55. Going on planes
  56. Eating food you’ve been craving
  57. Going to a fruit and veg market in France
  58. Listening to Italians
  59. Lemon and Sugar Crepes
  60. Tanning
  61. Perfectly painted nails
  62. Being believed in
  63. When its freezing in your room, but you’re toasty in bed
  64. Finally being able to take your socks off after a long day
  65. Childhood memories
  66. Tomato soup on an Autumn evening
  67. When your fingers and nose are numb from the cold
  68. Green smoothies in Summer
  69. The feeling when you did something you feared of doing
  70. Crying at films
  71. Tight hugs
  72. Decorating bedroom
  73. Scrolling through Tumblr
  74. When a DIY goes well
  75. White Christmases
  76. Laughing till it hurts
  77. Being surprised
  78. Doing something spontaneous
  79. 1950 Diners
  80. Starbucks
  81. Walking through a field of daisies
  82. Long walks
  83. Late night drives
  84. A good cup of coffee
  85. Big fluffy socks
  86. Picnics
  87. The feeling when you’re right
  88. Being content
  89. A slight breeze on a hot day
  90. Walking through mist
  91. Watching films too many times you know the dialogue
  92. Early nights
  93. Bargains
  94. Eating lots of junk food at the cinema
  95. Finally finishing a big book
  96. Being told how much you’re loved
  97. A smile from across the room
  98. Feeling confident
  99. Someone telling you they’re proud of you
  100. Being tickled on the back

5 Minute Makeup Look For Summer

Makeup

OK, I love everything to do with makeup. No exaggeration. And it came to mind that I had never done a makeup tutorial. I’ve only ever done makeup hauls or what I think about certain makeup brands. So, I thought that I should do something a little different this time.

And because I had never done a makeup tutorial, I decided to do one today for you all. I have decided to do a 5-minute quick and easy summer makeup look, that may inspire and give you ideas as to what makeup look you could go for in the summer season.

Here is my step-by-step tutorial on how I do my summer makeup in the matter of minutes. Here we go:

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OK, first of all, I will use this Pure and Clean Revitalising Face Toner- Kueshi to clean and even out my skin tone before applying makeup.

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So from there, I will go for this Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40-Bobbi Brown. This foundation has a syringe, which I will squeeze onto the back of my hand and either use a brush, or simply my hand and apply to my face. I love this foundation because it makes your skin glow, and look completely natural.

 

After I’ve applied the foundation, I go for the eyes first. Just any brush that you tend to use your eyeshadow for, will work just fine. I use the colour Fable- Bare Minerals, which I cover all over my eyelids. Using either your finger or a brush, smudge the eyeshadow at the brow bone, to soften the colour. After that, I will go along with a white eyeshadow-Bobbi Brown on my brow bones & just under my eyebrows to define my brows. Once my eyes are done, I’ll use my M.A.C brow brushing tool to brush my eyebrows to shape them. Today I’ve applied no powder to them due to wanting this look to be as natural as possible. So all I used was an eyebrow gel to finish them off.

 

Once the eyes are done, I will go ahead with the eyelashes. I will use my eyelash curlers and then apply the Lash Domination-Bare Minerals. Once I have put on my mascara, and I’m happy with it, my eyes and brows are done!

Next with the contour! So, I go ahead with a fan brush and use the Bronzer Duo- Bobbi Brown and apply under my cheek bones, on the sides of my forehead and under my chin and jaw. Today, I have gone for a subtle pinky blush- Bare Minerals to put on the apples of my cheek just to finish the cheeks off!

And lastly, I wanted to have no lipstick or gloss, just a touch of EOS balm to hydrate my lips.

Now, the look is completed!

London Museums Day Trip- Tate Britain & V&A

Photos, Trips

This trip to London was fun-filled and full of action. We woke up at 7 am last Wednesday to get on the 8:27am train into London. Our first stop was Tate Britain, which was beautiful! From the architecture , the paintings drawings etc. From there, we had lunch and shortly walked to the V& A museum which was also fantastic! Once we had finished that museum, it was 5pm. And by that point, we were knackered! So we decided to have a walk through Hyde park before calling it a night. I only took a few photos which I thought I might was well show you , so here you go!

Wedding Guest Look- Style for Less

Fashion

Weddings are one of my favourite special ocasions ever, and I tend to get all excited over one thing in particular leading up to the wedding…what to wear! However, paying extreme amounts of money for a clothing item which you may not wear again to things other than weddings, seems kind of pointless; so I decided to see wether I could look stylish or at least formal  for less money (which succeeded  much to my delight)! 

The first fast-fashion store that I thought of to get a dress from was New Look, decided to shop there. I am very pleased with the clothing that I bought from New Look and so, I thought I might as well share with you what I wore to a wedding this past month:

I thought that this look was formal, but somewhat casual to the extent that I could wear it to other events and occasions. I would say it gave off a slight 1950’s/60’s look which I was totally pleased with and overall, I would say that this outfit was a success for less!


Clothes:
Dress: New Look 

Shoes: New Look 
Makeup:
Bronzer: Bronzer Duo- Bobbi Brown

Eyebrows: Saddle Eyebrow Pallet – Bobbi Brown 

Eyes: Eyeshadow Pallet- Bobbi Brown

Lips: Kylie Jenner Liquid Lipstick