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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Holiday Highlights - Hurghada Egypt


I thought I'd share some snaps of my holiday a few weeks ago to Hurghada in Egypt. We stayed at Premier Le Reve which was a stunning 5* Hotel on the exclusive resort community of Saal Hasheesh
The hotel has 3 amazing pools, HUGE beds, the most stunning lobby with petal pool, phenomenal customer service and gorgeous food. The weather was lovely, really warm but with a nice breeze and we had a lovely week of relaxing, reading, eating and sunbathing. I was a little unwell towards the beginning of the trip but even still we had a brilliant time and I thought I'd share with you some of my outfit snaps and a few pictures of the hotel itself.
If you didn't catch my pre-holiday posts you can see what I packed here in my Holiday Essentials post and all the details of the swimwear I'm wearing in my 6 Days of Swimwear post.

Friday, 20 March 2015

70's Spring Outfit feat F&F Clothing

Cuff - Accessorize
Croc boots - Boohoo

You might have seen me wearing flares at LFW a few weeks ago but I decided to find a wider pair in a deeper indigo and a bit longer so imagine my happiness when I spotted these F&F Clothing ones for a bargain £20. The whole look is a bit of a 70's boho kind of vibe and I really love it, especially the fringed bag - very Glasto. The waterfall jacket matches my New Look tunic in colour and fabric really well and I like the co-ord feel. This outfit sadly has to be worn with a coat over right now, I wore my camel waterfall coat but I cant wait for when its warm enough to wear just this. 
Its a bit deceiving having just been away in Egypt with 30 degree heat. When I left the UK was very mild but I came back I was surprised how much the temperature has dropped. Its still very much jumper and coat weather, which is making me wait to wear some of my new Spring pieces. 
Can't wait to share some of my holiday snaps with you but I also have some new Youtube videos coming soon, including a look at my Benefit collection and what items I love and hate and a bit of a Spring clothing haul too.
This weekend I am seeing for folks who are coming down south to stay for a few days, so fingers crossed for nice weather.
Whats everyone else up to??

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Denim Dungarees - Outfit Post

Fedora - Peacocks (similar here)

I'm jumping on the dungarees band wagon in a very big way at the moment. Not only do I own this beaut of a pair from Look Again but these have inspired me to buy a pair in black too.  I was unsure when dungarees made a comeback whether they were my bag or not. I used to wear them as a teenage skater chic but the look now is much less baggy and more chic and I like that! Plus I like that this pair has the cotton straps which give them a bit of contrast. 
This is actually my bargain £8 fedoras first outing and although this hats not online anymore you might find it in Peacock stores. I have it in burgundy and camel too and they are such a good price. If not I've linked the gorgeous Whistles one up the top which is now in the sale and much more affordable! 
I'm back at work today after a lovely week away in Egypt. If you didn't see my holiday related posts you can read them here. 6 Days of Swimwear and My Holiday Essentials

I'm going to post some of my holiday snaps on here later this week or next and I also have a lovely Spring outfit featuring brand new F&F pieces coming later this week too.

Friday, 13 March 2015

My Holiday Essentials


Here's a sneak peek at a few of the must have holiday items I'm packing for my hols and why they're my holiday essentials.
Firstly I'm of course taking my Olympus Pen EPL7 and strap. Its the perfect holiday camera with of course the flip down screen for perfect round the pool selfies and the built in wi-fi so you can transfer your pictures straight to your smart phone giving you the chance to get them on instagram whilst still away and really make your friends jealous!
To go with my camera I now have the brilliant addition of a high memory SD card. This one is a 32gb  Pro Card designed for photo's and HD video from My Memory*. Perfect for all my holiday pictures and videos. It also came with a USB card reader included too! 
For lying by the pool I had to pack my cute George Flamingo Bikini and mirrored sunglasses from Primark. I've actually packed about 5 pairs of sunglasses which is possibly excessive and I always pack a bikini in my hand luggage, just in case of wayward suitcases! 
In case of sunburn I'm testing out Superdrug's Solait Aftersun gel with aloe vera. I always use Banana boats so I thought I would give this one a go.
Pool side music comes courtesy of these White Sony Headphones*, which not only look pretty damn sleek but they fold flat so save you space on your packing too!
To keep my phone running, especially if we go out for the day, I'm packing my iWalk portable charger*. which can charge two devices at once and give my iPhone up to 2 full charges. Its smaller than the one I already had so perfect to pop in my bag.
For some simple foot wear I'm packing these jewelled flip flops from Matalan. They're light, can be worn in the day or dressed up at night and at the bargain price of £3 I bought the white too.
Beauty wise I'm packing the new MUA Elysium Palette, it has a lovely mix of matte and pearl shades in lovely warm tones, plus an eye liner and highlighter pencil in there too. I'm also packing my fave matte H&M bronzer and my new favourite foundation from the BD Trade Secrets collection at Tesco. See my post all about the BD range here
and my new coral nail polish from the George Beauty collection too for nice bright holiday feet!
I'm also packing an extra pack of my favourite Primark nails, just in case!!
All my holiday bits are being packed in my new tote bag from the Matalan sale. Perfect size to carry everything and a great bargain at £10. 
So that's just a few of my holiday essentials. What are yours???

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

George at Asda 6 DAYS OF SWIMWEAR

George at Asda challenged me to style up several pieces of swimwear with some added George accessories to last the duration of my holiday. The George swimwear collection is online now and has lots of one pieces, bikinis and mix and match items.
Here's what I came up with.

Day 1
Wearing the Stripe Bodysculpt Bandeau swimsuit, paired with Red Ballet pumps, Red Tote Bag for a nautical look with a dash of red lipstick and nails.

Day 2
This time teaming the stripe swimsuit with a simple pair of White Cotton shorts and statement sunglasses for a simple daytime look

Day 3
For day 3 I'll be wearing the really pretty Flamingo Bikini with a simple black kaftan. This is a simple and really comfy cover up and perfect for heading off to the beach!

Day 4
Day 4 teams the cute Flamingo bikini again with lightweight white shorts, Metal Detail sunglasses and a pop of coral with George Beauty's nail polish in Swoosh.

Day 5
Working neon animal print on day 5 with the Leopard Bandeau style bikini, Ombre sunglasses and white shorts.

Day 6
For my final day the neon animal print is toned back and covered up with a black kaftan and a hot pink nail polish.

So there's my six holiday looks using George Swimwear mix and matched.

Which one is your favourite??

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