The Body Shop Body Yogurt | Review

Sunday, 3 June 2018


As a huge lover of The Body Shop, I always have my eyes open for any new product releases. Recently, I discovered they’ve released a range of body yogurts. I love the body butters from The Body Shop so I was excited to see what the body yogurts had to offer. 


I always get different scents of products based on the time of year. For the summer, I like fruity scents whilst in the winter, I opt for more creamy scents. As summer is well upon us now, I decided to try the strawberry body yogurt. 


I moisturise every morning after my shower and whilst I find this the best way to keep my skin hydrated, I can find the body butters too thick when it’s a bit hotter. Therefore, I hoped the yogurt would be a good alternative. It has a lightweight gel-cream texture and it’s definitely a lot lighter on the skin though it did feel a bit strange when I first applied it to my skin as it has a more watery consistency compared with the body butters which I was used to. However, I definitely found it better to apply on hot mornings compared with the butters as it didn’t feel so thick on my skin. 


Although The Body Shop claim the yogurts are fast-absorbing moisturisers, I have found it takes a little while to soak in, so if you’re after a quick absorbing moisturiser, then the body yogurt might not be for you. Also, it’s not as hydrating as the body butters, but for me, this is fine in the summer anyway as I don’t find my skin as dry compared with the winter months. It does however leave my skin feeling super soft throughout the day, I’ve been really impressed! 

All of the yogurts in the range are cruelty free and 100% vegan which is another huge plus. Whilst I’m not a vegan myself, I am trying to move towards more vegan based beauty products and always seek out cruelty free products. At £8.50, I think this is a really reasonably priced product and definitely think I’ll be using this whilst the weather is hot. 

Have you tried any of The Body Shop Body yogurts? I’d love to know your thoughts.


May Favourites

Monday, 28 May 2018


Can we just take a moment...how are we about to enter June? Like seriously, where has this year gone? For me, it’s been a crazy few months of busy work life and busy personal life and now we’re half way through the year! May has been particularly busy at work, so I’ve been trying to make the most of the time when I’m not at work and have been trialing and loving lots of different beauty products! 


I’d wanted a powder contour palette for ages, but they were always so expensive and as a contouring novice, I didn’t feel I could fork out. I’d come across a few cream palettes, but over the years, I’ve come to learn that cream products aren’t for me. Whilst browsing the Revolution products, I came across the HD Pro Powder palettes and for only £8 I knew it was worth a try. There are 8 shades (although I’ve only really stuck to 1) and they’re incredibly easy to blend. The pigmentation is perfect meaning it doesn’t take long to blend, but at the same time it doesn’t look like I’ve got brown streaks all over my face - I love it! 

I’ve put the these two products as one favourite as I’ve been wearing them together. I apply Bitch Perfect and then apply the nude lip gloss in Seduction on top to give it a glossy look. Not only does this help keep the lipstick in place, but I think the gloss looks beautiful in this warmer weather. In the winter, I love reaching for dark lipsticks and in the summer I really struggle to find nice light lipsticks. However, having been given these as presents for my birthday and Christmas, I’ve been wearing them constantly during the spring / summer weather. They go with everything no matter what eye look I do or outfit I’m wearing. 

I bought the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in late August last year, so didn’t get much chance to wear it before it turned really cold. However, I’ve been reaching for it so much in this warmer weather, I love it! It creates the most gorgeous looks in the summer without being too heavy. I’ve been particularly loving Lumbre, Scorched and Dirty Talk as the three shades work really well together and create a really gorgeous look.

In this heat, it’s harder for make up to stay put (gross I know!) However, thanks to the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray I’ve found my make up stays put for longer even when I’m really hot. It’s been a life saver these past few weeks!

5./Evil Genius
It wouldn’t be a monthly favourites without a more random favourite and this month it’s the Netflix series Evil Genius. This is based on a true story from a town called Erie in Philadelphia where a man carried out a bank heist with a live collar bomb around his neck and the series follows the investigation that ensued after the crime. It’s got a Making a Murderer vibe to it so if you like that or any other true crime series, this is a must watch! 

What have you been loving this May? I’d love to know in the comments below!


Collection vs Revolution Concealers

Sunday, 15 April 2018


For as long as I can remember, I've used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Sure, I've tried others, but none have come close to how good the Lasting Perfection is for the price. That is, until Revolution released Conceal and Define Concealer. 

If you're a beauty lover, it'll have been hard to miss the release of Conceal and Define as everyone's been talking about it and it's been impossible to get hold of. Every Superdrug had sold out, no matter where I tried in the country. It's been referred to as the dupe of Tarte Shape Tape, but for a fraction of the price (I've never tried Shape Tape, so unfortunately, can't compare it to that). Eventually, during the Easter weekend, I finally got my hands on the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer and was excited to see how it compared to my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

So how do they compare?



Coverage
One of the things I love about Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is the coverage. For a mass concealer, it beats many other premium concealers in it's coverage. It's great at brightening dark circles around the eyes as well as covering up any blemishes. The coverage of Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer intrigued me the most and I wasn't disappointed. I've been really impressed with it, it's great at brightening underneath my eyes as well as covering up any redness. Unlike Collection, Revolution Conceal and Define has an oversized doe foot applicator which makes it so much easier to apply to large sections of my face, meaning that I need less applications for the same amount of coverage. The matte finish is exactly the kind of finish I look for from my liquid make up products, though it might not be up your street if you prefer a more dewy finish.

Consistency
One of the biggest differences between Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Revolution's Conceal and Define Concealer is the consistency. The Conceal and Define has a much thinner consistency and coupled with the large applicator, this means it's great at covering large sections of my face. However, for a me, I prefer the consistency of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as I don't find it as 'wet' on my face.

Shade range
Revolution wins this one hands down, with 18 shades, there's a shade for everyone. Whilst Collection have increased their shade range to 6 shades, it's no comparison to Revolution's 18. It's much more versatile and whilst I bought C1, I know there's plenty of options for the summer when I hope to have a tan. The large shade range allows Conceal and Define concealers to also be used to highlight and contour, making it a multi purpose product.

Packaging
Collection Lasting Perfection Conclear may appear to be a more premium product once applied, however, there's no mistaking it's a mass brand when you see the packaging. It feels quite cheaply made and the text is forever rubbing off as soon as you put the concealer in a make up bag. Therefore, I was really surprised when I first got my hands on the Revolution Conceal and Define as it feels so premium. The glass bottle and rose gold metallic lid make it seem much more expensive than it's £4 price tag. I've yet to throw this into a make up bag, so I'm not sure how it fares when travelling with other products, though I'd be surprised if it had any effect to the packaging. 

Price
As I mentioned, Revolution is only £4, 19p less than the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Both concealers are really good value for money and I don't think I'd ever consider buying a more premium concealer now that I have these two incredibly priced concealers to choose from.

I love the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer and I do think it's worth the hype, however, I'm not sure that it quite beats my love for the Collection Lasting Collection concealer. Whilst I will continue to use it and will probably repurchase it again, I just think the Collection Lasting Concealer is a better consistency for me, making it easier for me to blend.

I'd love to know your thoughts on the Revolution Conceal and Define if you've tried it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 


A Trip to Copenhagen

Sunday, 8 April 2018



It was a cold January weekend and whilst the rain hit the windows, I was busy scrolling through 'SkyScanner' trying to plan a getaway to help alleviate the January Blues. I was quite keen to get something cheap and found some really reasonable flights to Copenhagen. Before I knew it, I'd booked my flight and found the most beautiful AirBnB - I was off to Copenhagen. However, my cheap getaway turned out to not be that cheap as everyone started to warn me about how expensive Copenhagen was, whilst I knew it wasn't the cheapest place on Earth, I live in Central London, so it couldn't be that expensive could it? How naive I was!!

Whilst I documented my trip on my instagram, I thought I'd share some of the things I got up to whilst in Copenhagen, incase anyone is looking to go. Before booking the holiday, it wasn't a city I knew much about, to be honest, I hadn't a clue what I should be visiting so I had to do a lot of research and found blog posts like this really useful. 







On our first day, we walked up to Nyhavn, (pronounced 'Noo-hown', not Nigh-haven as we had been going around saying!). This is one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen and is really stunning. It's a dock that has the most gorgeous coloured buildings, and I bet in the Summer, it would be so stunning eating outside one of the many restaurants on offer. However, when we were there it was freeeezing and so there was no way we were going to sit outside, but we were still able to admire the beautiful views. If you go to Copenhagen, this is a must! 


After Nyhvan, we then ventured up to The Little Mermaid, which is another iconic sight. Before, going away, I'd heard mixed reviews about The Little Mermaid, but as it's not too far away from Nyhavn, we thought we'd make the journey. I'm really glad we did as it's a really beautiful statue, though it is very tiny compared to what I'd expected. If you're in the area, then I think it's a nice sight to visit, however, I can see why some people were unimpressed with it.


On the second day, we wanted to head to Christiania (more on that in a bit), but on the way we walked past the Church of our Saviour and we'd been told to climb the tower. At only £3, this seemed a really reasonable tourist attraction and how beautiful would it be once we were at the top, viewing the city of Copenhagen? How wrong I was. I'm not scared of heights, but the more we climbed up, the thinner the tower got and the more scared I became. Eventually, we reached the top and when we went outside, I had a bit of a meltdown. I was terrified. I've never been so scared in my life. It was an incredibly windy day and this was particularly the case when we were so high up. The fence was very low, so I had images of the wind toppling me over the edge (I was scared so wasn't thinking rationally, okay?). The wind then caught the bobble on my hat and nearly blew it off. That was it, I was done. I climbed back down, letting Emil admire the views on his own! I think this would be a great visit, if it's not windy and you're not scared of heights!



After my ordeal at the Church of our Saviour, we wandered round to Chirstiania. So many people had told us to visit and so we knew we couldn't miss it. However, it's a very odd concept to explain. It's a little commune that was taken over by hippies in the 70s and is now independent to Copenhagen meaning it has no ties to Denmark or the EU. They have their own rules and run their own way of life. This means that Cannabis is legal and was being openly sold on stalls. You're not allowed to take photos inside and so I don't have much to share. It was definitely a really interesting experience and one I think you have to check out for yourself if you're in Copenhagen. 






After Christiania, we headed to Rundetaarn (The Round Tower). Now I was convinced, I'd make it to the top of this one as it wasn't as tall. Again, it was only £3 each and instead of climbing stairs, you walk up a ramp that spirals round. However, it's super wide and at no point did I feel claustrophobic. Once at the top, I was pleased to finally be able to admire the views of Copenhagen. If you want to see Copenhagen from a height, I would definitely recommend this over the Church of our Saviour.






On our last full day in Copenhagen, we went to the Amalienborg Palace which is home to the Danish Royal Family. Rather than visiting the palace itself, we wanted to watch the changing of the guards as we'd heard it was really good. Although it was freezing and I'd lost all feeling in my fingers by this point, I'm really glad we went. There are several posts in the courtyard of the palace that are manned by soldiers. During the changing of the guards, they march to each one in procession, picking up the solider who's finishing his shift and dropping off the one who's on next. It was really cool to watch and I'm so glad we went. Though I didn't envy them having to stand there in minus temperatures!





After watching the changing of the guards, I needed to warm up and so we headed to the Design Museum. Again, this had been recommended to us and as a lover of design, Emil was keen to go. It was free for us to get in as I'm under 26 and Emil had a student card, which is always a plus! I really enjoyed the museum as it focuses on Danish and international design, however, it makes you realise how many things we use in our everyday lives were actually designed in Denmark. I definitely recommend this if you're interested in visiting a museum. 


As soon as you type into Google 'Things to do in Copenhagen' Tivoli comes top and everyone I spoke to recommended that we go. I'd planned it into our trip, only to realise that it was closed for the month we were there, I was so gutted. Having heard such amazing things about it, I was really keen to go. As far as I'm aware, it's an old theme park and has gorgeous gardens. I was so sad to miss it, so if I ever go back to Copenhagen, I'll be sure to go at a time that Tivoli is open!


I absolutely loved Copenhagen, whilst the food and drink were insanely expensive, we didn't actually spend that money on tourist attractions which was really good. We stayed in the Meatpacking district which was a really cool area and very hipster, but it meant all the restaurants we ate at weren't too far from our AirBnB. If you're near there, I really recommend Mother, which is a lovely Pizza place, War Pigs which is a very interesting bar and has texas style meats or Skank for a more Danish experience. Of course, you can't go to Denmark without having Smørrebrød which is a piece of rye bread with several toppings on. I had it for lunch a couple of days and it was really yummy.

If you want a city break away, I really recommend Copenhagen and would suggest going in the Spring or Summer as it was just so cold when we were there that we didn't get to explore it as much as I would have liked. Double the budget you'd allow yourself for another European city break, but it is so worth it.

Have you been to Copenhagen? I'd love to know your thoughts.










Cabin Bag Make Up

Sunday, 25 March 2018


I recently went on a city break to Copenhagen (if you haven't already, check out my instagram where I shared lots of pictures from my time away) and whilst I love city breaks, the luggage allowance is a bit of a pain! I went with my boyfriend and we opted for cabin baggage only as hold luggage was a lot more expensive and I was optimistic that I could fit everything I needed into a small suitcase (eek!). As a beauty lover, this was very challenging as my make up bag alone would normally take up half my suitcase. This meant I had to be really methodical with what I took away and think logically about what I needed. We were away for four nights, so I didn't need that much make up (did I?!)


Whilst the above looks like a lot of make up, I was actually impressed with myself that I was a able to keep it to such a minimum!

Face Products

For me, this product is a 'must'. I knew I would be spending the days out and about exploring Copenhagen and so wanted to ensure my make up stayed in place all day. With the Benefit POREfessional, I knew I would have no worries with that.

Again, being out and about all day meant that it was important I took a long lasting foundation with me and so opted for the Double Wear foundation from Estée Lauder - a firm favourite of mine. Whilst it's quite a heavy duty foundation, it was ideal for creating the perfect make up base for my day ahead.

I love this concealer and it's quite small, so is easy to fit into one of those clear liquid bags to go through security!

I can't go anywhere without the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and so of course it came away with me. It's perfect for setting my make up and holding it in place all day.

When I bought this palette, I had travel in mind. It contains a bronzer, 2 highlighters and a blusher meaning I only had to take one palette with me to complete my face make up. Adding colour to my cheeks with the bronzer and blusher and highlighting my cheekbones with a highlighter, it was perfect for whilst I was away. 

Eye products

I never apply eyeshadow without this primer form Urban Decay so I had to take this away with me. It's super light so knew it wouldn't take up much room in my bag, but it's a 'must' for me in my make up bag.

I don't use this palette that often, but thought it would be ideal to take away due to the large shade range, the light packaging and the huge mirror. I could create an everyday look with this palette and then smoke it out with darker shades for an evening look. I really enjoyed getting to experiment with different looks whilst away. 

My current favourite mascara, volumises and lengthens lashes - I knew it would be perfect for my holiday. 

I use this eyeshadow with an angled brush to shape and fill in my eyebrows. I thought opting for a powder would be the best eyebrow product to take as it freed up some room in my liquids bag.

Lip products 

I actually ended up taking 4 lip products away (I couldn't help myself!) - MAC New York Apple which is a lovely red shimmer - perfect for both day and night. MAC Odyssey, this is my newest lipstick so I wanted the opportunity to try it with different looks,  Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Bitch Perfect as it's always handy to have a nude on you. Finally, I took Glossier Balm Dot Com in Birthday as a lip balm to apply before bed and first thing in the morning to keep my lips nourished.

In a weird way, I quite liked having a limited make up selection as it forced me to experiment with different looks. However, now that I'm home, I'm pleased to have my full collection back! What make up would you take away in a cabin bag?


Creating the perfect base

Sunday, 18 March 2018


I've never been huge foundation wearer, instead opting for a BB or CC cream for an everyday make up look. However, I do like to wear foundation at the weekends and particularly for nights out, but I kept finding that no matter what foundation I applied - high end or drug store, it never lasted well on my skin. Until fairly recently, I had a really bad / non existent skin care routine and since I've improved that and experimented with different products, I've really noticed a difference in the longevity of my foundation. Four simple steps leave my foundation looking immaculate all day.


1./Cleanse and tone - Dr Botanicals Cleanse and Tone Cleanser (full review here)
I've raved about this product so many times on my blog, but I just love it so much. I apply this as my first step after showering in the morning. It's so refreshing and leaves my skin feeling really clean, ready for the rest of my skincare steps. I love that it cleanses and tones in one, combining two steps into one, which is perfect for first thing in the morning when you don't want to faff around with lots of different products. Cleansing is so important before applying foundation as it provides a clean surface for the foundation to be applied to, creating a much smoother and healthier look.


2./Apply serum - The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver
After cleansing and toning, I apply a serum. I had always been a bit sceptical about serums and wasn't 100% sure what they did. However, I tried a sample of one last year and really noticed how well it helped my make up to stay in place and I was hooked. I went to The Body Shop to see what serums they had on offer and was recommended the Vitamin C Skin Reviver which I love. It enhances natural radiance and leaves a silky smooth finish, which is a perfect base for foundation. I love the slight scent of orange that The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver offers as it's so refreshing first thing in the morning, preparing me for the day ahead. I think a serum has made the most amount of difference to the longevity of my make up - it's a 'must' in my skincare routine now.


After having applied a serum, I then apply a moisturiser. My favourite is the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream from The Body Shop. This one is slightly thicker than their normal moisturiser (Vitamin E Moisture Cream) and I find the more intense moisturiser is perfect for my skin as I suffer from slightly more dry skin, especially in the winter. A moisturiser is a 'must' for me before applying foundation (though I know others will disagree), but for me it smooths out my skin, removing any dryness which foundation can often cling to (gross!) allowing for a seamless base for the foundation. I really can't recommend The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream enough, it's been my 'go-to' moisturiser for years and I can't see that changing anytime soon. I've also got my boyfriend hooked on it as no men's products are as hydrating on his skin as this one.


The last step before applying foundation is primer. I always leave about 5 or so minutes after moisturising to allow the moisturiser to really sink into my skin before applying The POREfessional Face Primer from Benefit. I love this primer and have done so for years, having tried others, I've never found them to be as good as this one. It feels so smooth on my skin and leaves it feeling really silky. I like the consistency of this as it's a really lightweight balm, it's largely the consistency that has put me off other primers in the past. Whilst POREfessional claims to minimise the appearance of pores, I don't find it to be as effective as I'd like. However, for me, that's not the main reason for using it. Instead, I like to use it to help my make up stay put, which it definitely does. I really notice the difference when I forget to apply this, my make up doesn't last nearly as long. 

After following these 4 steps, my skin is all prepped and primed for foundation. Since following this routine, I've noticed that my make up lasts all day without oxidising or looking blotchy. I don't follow this routine daily as it's too much for me before work and as I mentioned, I don't wear foundation everyday. However, these simple steps are perfect for the weekend / night out and are key to long lasting foundation.

How do you create the perfect base for foundation?



Products I’ve Bought as a Result of Blogging

Sunday, 25 February 2018


As a beauty lover, I’ve always been interested in trying new products and experimenting with different looks. However, since blogging, my beauty collection has grown rapidly as I’m keen to try out the latest trends and products that fellow bloggers have reviewed or shared. There’s a few products that I’ve bought that I never would have bought otherwise (or at least that's what I tell myself!) - blogging definitely isn't good for my bank account!

This palette has featured so many times on my blog and has become a firm favourite. My love for the Urban Decay Naked palettes have definitely stemmed from blogging. Everyone was raving about the Naked Heat palette before it even came out and I couldn’t help but jump on the band wagon.

Until I started blogging, BECCA wasn’t a brand I was really familiar with. However, I soon came to admire the products and was really keen to get my hands on a highlighter palette as they’re so beautiful. I then saw the collaboration with Chrissy Tiegen and couldn’t resist. I bought the BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette in America last year and I’m so glad I did, it’s such a gorgeous palette and is so incredibly pigmented, I love it.

I’d been using the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder for some years and really liked it, but  as a poor student, I couldn’t afford the Benefit Hoola Bronzer that everyone raved about. Eventually I gave in, eager to see what all the hype was about and purchased it. I’ve not looked back since and repurchased it several times. I love the pigmentation, I love how it suits my skin tone and I love that it’s matte as I also use it to contour - a multi purpose product - what’s not to love?

I’ve spoken about the this quite a bit on my blog lately, so I won’t go on too much. However, this is an interesting one because I’d heard so many good things about the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and yet I’ve been so disappointed by it (find out why here). It just goes to show that just because everyone raves about a product, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you - I've definitely learnt my lesson with this!

I’d never really invested in a foundation because I have quite high expectations from a foundation and worried that if it didn’t meet them, I’d feel like I'd wasted my money. Eventually, I gave in after hearing nothing but good views about the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation and I must admit, I’ve been very impressed, I love it!

Having been an avid lover of the cheap and cheerful Collection Long Lasting Perfection Concealer, I was reluctant to splash out on a more high end concealer. That was until I heard about the Naked  Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer from Urban Decay and I just knew I had to try it. It hasn’t disappointed and I love it, such high coverage and such a large shade range, it’s amazing.

When NYX first launched in the UK, every beauty lover went crazy, including me. However, I held off purchasing anything, instead preferring to see if it was worth the hype. I soon found out that everyone was raving about it and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the famous liquid suede cream lipsticks that everyone was going crazy for. I bought 07 Sandstorm and have since bought others, I love them, such good value for money with such good colour payoff.

I’d be lying if I said these were the only products I’ve been influenced to buy as a result of blogging, but they’re a few that definitely stick in my mind and ones I’m not sure I’d have bought without influence from the blogging community. What have you bought as a result of blogging?


Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation | Review



Like most beauty bloggers, I've wanted to get my hands on a NARS foundation for as long as I can remember. However, with a slightly steeper price tag compared to my usual foundations, it was something I never got round to buying, until last month! I much prefer foundations with a higher coverage, so whilst 'Sheer Glow' is a popular choice for many, I knew I'd prefer the 'All Day Luminous Weightless'. I got the shade 'Mont Blanc' which is slightly warmer than my skin tone, but the shade lighter was definitely far too pale for me.

1./Coverage
The coverage of this foundation is amazing! As I mentioned, I much prefer having a foundation with a high coverage, but at the same time doesn't feel heavy on my skin - something that is hard to come by! However, this foundation is perfect, I barely have to use any product for it to cover my whole face and it gives a natural look without looking like I've piled on the make up.

2./Staying Power

It claims to have 16-hour wear and whilst I've not tested that, it definitely does last throughout the day or night. If I forget to apply primer, I never have to worry with this foundation as I know it will last without it.

3./Consistency
At first I was a little worried that the consistency was too runny for me. However, the more I've worn it, the more I've fallen in love with it. As I mentioned, it's so lightweight and is so easy to blend into the skin that I barely notice I'm wearing it.

4./Packaging
As with all NARS products, their statement, simplistic packaging is so beautiful and elegant. This particularly foundation is in a frosted glass bottle, which I absolutely love, it looks so stylish. However, my one criticism is that a pump isn't included. Instead, the lid has a glass dropper, but I find it fiddly to use and it never provides the right product. Instead, I end up pouring the foundation on the the back of my hand, which can often lead to excess product spilling out. I wish Nars would include pumps as standard with their products.

5./Price
As I mentioned earlier, this is a little on the pricier side, at £32, it's not something that everyone can afford. However, I definitely do think it's worth the money, it's so long lasting and you only need a little bit of product each time so it does go a long way.

If you couldn't tell, I am in love with this foundations all the rave reviews about it are so well deserved and I'm so glad I finally got my hands on it! Have you tried any of the NARS foundations?



Styling Monochrome

Sunday, 18 February 2018


 

 

 

 

What I'm wearing
Scarf: Primark
Lipstick: MAC D for Danger  

This is currently my favourite outfit and I've been wearing it so much lately, that I thought it was only right that I featured it on my blog. Monochrome can sometimes be hard to style due to the lack of colours to make your outfit 'pop'. However, I've been really enjoying experimenting with different monochrome looks this season and have been wearing this combination the most. 

The Topshop Joni jeans are a firm staple in my wardrobe and are so easy to style with a variety of outfits. The Striped Jersey top from H&M was a real impulse purchase. I was walking through the store and happened to see it hanging up, but wasn't sure it would suit me as it's quite oversized and I don't tend to suit that style. However, I've fallen in love with it and love styling it with my Joni jeans.  Stripes are so in at the moment and I love the style and fit of this top, I've found myself wearing it a lot more than I thought I would.

I'd wanted one of Topshop's biker jackets as soon as I saw them, back in late October and was lucky enough to receive this one for my birthday. I've been wearing this jacket non stop the past few months, it really helps complete an outfit and I've had so many compliments on it, I can't get enough of it. My Baker Boy Hat from ASOS featured in my January Favourites and having gone from someone who didn't like Baker Boy hats, to someone who loves them, I can't get enough of it. I've been trying to style it with so many different outfits and I really think it 'makes' an outfit. As it's so cold at the moment, no outfit is complete without a scarf and I wore this monochrome one I picked up in Primark. It's so warm and cosy and I love the colour of it as it makes it easy to style it with so many different outfits. 

Finally, I completed my outfit with my suede buckle boots from Topshop which I absolutely love. When I first saw them, I wasn't sure they were 'me', however, I couldn't stop thinking about them and soon went back to purchase them and I'm so glad I did. They're super comfortable and so easy to style, I’ve been wearing them constantly.

As my outfit was completely monochrome I decided to wear a bright red lip to add a pop of colour to my outfit. I absolutely love using a lipstick as a feature for an outfit and the MAC D for Danger is the perfect shade to do this. A red lip is timeless and I think it helps to complete an outfit, especially when it pops against the colours of the clothes.

What tips do you hace for styling monochrome?



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