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Outfits of the Week: August #3


Monday
Blouse: Primark
Vest Top: New Look
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Bracelet: Links of London
Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk

Tuesday
Kimono: New Look (915)
Vest Top: Hollister
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Watch: Michael Kors

Wednesday
Dress: H&M
Cardigan: Primark
Necklace: Rings and Tings
Shoes: Primark

Thursday
Dress: Primark
Cardigan: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Bracelet: Chamilia
Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk

Friday
Tshirt: New Look
Trousers: F&F at Tesco
Shoes: Primark
Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk
Bracelet: Rings and Tings

Wish, Want, Need: Peachy Purse




Style Crush: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is one of those effortlessly stylish celebrities. Her style is quite similar to Lauren Conrad in the way she dresses up casual outfits to be girly and on trend. I definitely take inspiration from her style on a day-to-day basis.







Who is your style crush?

New Look, H&M and TK Maxx Haul


Soft Touch Statement Trousers
£19.99
I've got a few pairs of statement trousers and New Look seem to be getting in so many different designs. The only problem is they are selling out just as fast. I spotted a navy pair that I liked the other week and couldn't find it again. Thankfully my eagle eyed boyfriend spotted this pair which I actually liked more. The muted colours mean I'll be wearing these right into Autumn.

A bit of a random purchase but I hate when my bra straps show when I'm wearing a racer back top and these clips claim to solve that problem. I'm not sure why these haven't been around earlier.

H&M Black Skater Dress
£12.99 
My plain black skater dress is looking a bit tired and worn so I wanted a new one. They're so easy to wear with a scarf and cardigan in or out of work and £12.99 is a bit of a bargain.

I've been following the Blogilates Calendars and other YouTube workout videos for ages now and have finally bought a yoga mat to give myself some added cushion. Having a carpet in my room meant this wasn't essential but I feel like I mean business now.

Joico K-Pack Damage Repair Shampoo
£12.99
This is what I love about TK Maxx, being able to buy huge bottles of shampoo from high end brands for actually affordable prices. TK Maxx seems to have a lot of Joico products in from their repackaging/rebranding and this K-Pack damaging repair Shampoo was meant to be £30.95. I'll not be needing a new shampoo for a very long time.

Outfits of the Week: August #2

 Monday
T Shirt: New Look
Jeans: River Island
Scarf: La Boutique
Shoes: Primark
Lace Socks: Primark

Tuesday
Dress: Primark
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk
Bracelet: Joma Jewellery 
















Wednesday
Blouse: Primark
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: Primark


Thursday
Kimono: New Look
Vest Top: H&M
Trousers: H&M
Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk
Bracelet: Joma Jewellery
Shoes: Primark



Friday
TShirt: New Look
Scarf: Primark
Trousers: New Look
Shoes: Primark
Watch: Michael Kors


Fitness Friday: Legs

Leg days are my all time favourite. I find leg workouts the most rewarding but they're also the most needed for me. Leg workouts can range from cardio, dynamic to static toning moves and I've found my 3 favourites that are a combination of this. The Blogilates Glad you Came Calves Challenge is hard work and perfect if you've only got 5 minutes!






What style of leg workouts do you like to do?

Wish, Want, Need: eBay Homeware





Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask Review




One of the products that gets rave reviews for dry or dehydrated skin is the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask and I was desperate to get my hands on it after reading so many blog posts. I was quite lucky to get to try it out without paying the slightly expensive price tag when I got an Origins Skincare gift set for my birthday. 

An overnight mask wasn't something that I'd ever tried before but I was looking forward to benefitting from leaving a hydrating mask on all night. The bottle that came in my set was 50ml, half the size of the £23 bottle and I can only image the 100ml would last forever. I've had the 50ml for over 6 months and it's still going strong. Turns out to be quite a cost-effective product after all.

The product has a very fruit scent with ingredients like avocado oil and mango butters, but the smell doesn't stick around on your skin for too long. The 'instructions' say to massage into skin at bedtime and tissue off excess. I apply this with quite a thick layer and let it sink into my skin before hopping into my bed. I never need to tissue off any excess as it all sinks into my skin and starts working it's magic. The mask is a cream colour in the bottle but clear on your skin and doesn't take long before the stickiness disappears.
The mask has lots of interesting ingredients like Japanese seaweed, to prevent dehydration and signs of ageing, Apricot kernel oil, for instant hydration, and hyaluronic acid.

I highly recommend this, especially if you've got dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin. It works wonders and is a must have in the winter months. I'm hoping this bottle will last until October so I can buy a replacement when I visit New York and make that £23 go even further.

What other Origins products should I try?

Michael Kors Beth Sunglasses: Shadestation






If you know me you'd know my favourite designer brand is Michael Kors. Whether it's handbags or watches, or lusting after their makeup products. Even my boyfriend can spot a Michael Kors item a mile away. So getting my hands on a pair of Michael Kors sunglasses sure did put a smile on my face. 
My past sunglasses have tended to be from Primark, New Look or Accessorize if I was pushing the boat out. So the quality of these glasses to me is amazing. They're comfy on the bridge of my nose and aren't too tight or loose on top of my ears. 
It's not often that Scotland has sunny days without any clouds in the sky so it can be quite hard to truly put sunglasses to the test. Instead I took these gorgeous glasses to both Tunisia and Egypt with my last year. Beach days and cocktails, risky I know, but man these sunglasses work well. 
The case is a bit big for throwing in a handbag or beach bag but it does a good job at keeping the glasses safe and it's not a super tight squeeze that you worry about breaking them just trying to fit them in.

Do you have a good pair of sunglasses and another pair?
What brand would you LOVE to own?

University Halls of Residence Room Tour

It's been 5 years since I raided Primark, Matalan and Ikea before moving into halls of residence at the University of Edinburgh. I remember buying so much stuff and packing up loads of clothes for a room I had no idea what it would look like. I went to Edinburgh to study Primary Education and when I applied for my accommodation I chose 3 places quite close to my university buildings. When I got my accommodation back I was given a place that I didn't choose, a place that I'd never heard of and one that was probably the furthest away from my campus. Sciennes is quite a big set of halls with buildings on 2 sides of the street, in quite a nice area of Edinburgh. Moving to uni is a rather daunting experience. I was moving 6 hours (or 8 hours on the train) away from home so Edinburgh wasn't really a place I was familiar with. I was quite lucky to be living one floor away from a friend I've had since Primary school and in the end living really close to 2 others who ended up being my best uni friends. 

I thought I'd share pictures from my university room to help people get an idea of how big their room might be, some storage ideas and how awful the uni decor can be. However, most uni rooms are different. One of my friends had a huge room, my boyfriend lived in unite which are all pretty standard, and my flat was like a little maisonette with the kitchen up a set of stairs and the rooms down stairs. 
Please bare in mind when I took these photos it was never for a "room tour". I took them as a little reminder of what my first room away from home was like, and probably to prove to my Mum that I'd managed to keep it tidy. I wish back then I'd thought of taking a picture of the little toilet room, the bathroom and the kitchen but I wasn't that clever, and I probably didn't want photographic evidence of how unclean it all was.



















What was your halls of residence like?