Thursday, 23 February 2017

OOTD: Khaki Jumpsuit and Stripes

Jumpsuit, Top and Shoes: Primark
Coat: Warehouse
Bag: Accessorize
Watch: Olivia Burton

I'm always looking a ways to rework my current wardrobe, and right now it's all about layering. Adding a roll neck or long sleeved top underneath a jumpsuit or dress can totally rework an outfit and reduce the cost-per-wear! Plus adding stripes to any outfit isn't exactly a bad thing...

When I shot this outfit, I was restricted on time so let my natural hair out. It's normally frizzier and wilder, but it managed to behave in these photos! To take the attention away from my hair, I opted for NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Saul Paul, a gorgeous fuscia pink that instantly makes your teeth look whiter and lips fuller.

What's your tips for reworking outfits?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Beauty Things I'm Really Bad At

As much as I like sharing my beauty reviews and tips, there are some things that I am really bad at! We're all human and not perfect 24/7, and that extends to my beauty regime too. 

1. Moisturising. I'm a total cleansing addict and will never skip this step, but I can be pretty lazy when it comes to moitsurising. And then my skin is like sandpaper this next morning and breaking out like crazy!

2. Changing my razor heads. I don't know why I don't change my razor heads more often, but they can normally last me longer than most! Keeping them dry after using them helps to pro-long them - just a handy tip.

3. Keeping my nails in good condition. Some weeks my nails are buffed and polished to perfection, and other days they just aren't good. Now I'm taking the time out each week to keep up a good nail care routine!

4. Using hair masks. Another lazy girl fail, hair masks are just too much faff for me. Like do I really have to sit for half an hour with a towel turban on for gorgeously silky hair? Maybe it doesn't sound so bad...

5. Actually finishing products. I'll probably get to 95% finishing a product, then store it for ages until I rediscover it and finally decide to use it up. 

What beauty things are you really bad at?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Instagram: #TheBlendsRoom, Valentine's Day and Positive Quotes

My definition of a Sunday is a full roast with my family, writing and planning my blog posts for the week and spending endless time watching Gossip Girl. Total #bliss. Whilst I was planning my posts for the week, I realised I hadn't posted an Instagram update post in a while and collected my best moments from the past week to share with you.

A few weeks ago Garnier hosted a pop-up near my work for their Ultimate Blends range called #TheBlendsRoom. You may have seen a few bloggers on Twitter and Instagram with personalised bottles and elaborate braids. I got my hair braided in the most craziest way and picked up my favourite Rice Cream and Oat Milk shampoo! 

On my Digital Marketing course I discovered a free website tool called Canva, where you can basically create Instagram photos, infographics and blog designs. I picked this rainy theme and found a cute quote from Winnie The Pooh author, A.A.Milne.

I loved writing my Finding My Fancy Underwear post - and now I have a total addiction for anything pretty and lacy! This set is from the Rosie for Autograph Marks & Spencer collection, which also had gorgeous styles for Valentine's Day too FYI.

Of course we had Valentine's Day this week and I swear it just gets bigger and bigger each year! With that each year it progresses into not just couples celebrating love, but also friends (#Galentines and #Palentines). I loved reading all the Valentine themed posts and seeing everyone's Instagrams, it's just what was needed at this time.

How pretty did Regent Street look last week? Now with the lighter evenings, it's finally feeling less like winter and more spring. Regent Street always has the brilliant lights and if you find the perfect angle it makes a perfect Instagram shot!

How's your week been?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Why I Love Blogging

As you can guess by the post title, I love blogging - it's one of my favourite hobbies and such a big part of my life now that it's hard to imagine not having my blog. I'm sure many other bloggers share my reasons for enjoying blogging, but sometimes it's good to put pen to paper.

Having a blog means I have my own space, something that I can escape to whenever I want to. Not only is it writing a blog that I can disappear to, but also reading so many amazing blogs is my favourite way to while away an hour or two. 

Blogging is curating my own creativity and watching it grow. Nowadays the creative possibilities are endless, blog designs, photography and blog post styles are improving with every post. I love having something which I have total creative control over, these are literally my own words and photography! Plus seeing more people reading my blog and following me is just the motivation I need.  

So why do you love blogging?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

5 Things You Should Say To Yourself Each Morning

Starting your morning the right way can affect the rest of the day - the saying of 'getting out of the bed on the wrong side' really can be true! I keep a postcard quote just above my mirror that says 'Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It' which is the perfect motivation to start my day. So here's 5 things you should say to yourself each morning:

1. Today is a new day

No matter what happened the day before, today is a new day with new opportunities and experiences!

2. I can do it

It's been said that we can be our own harshest critic, so a bit of personal motivation is never unhelpful.

3. Stay positive

A positive mindset is a game changer to start your day the right way.

4. Believe in yourself

Similar to point 2, a little self motivation can never go amiss at the beginning of your day!

5. Don't start tomorrow, start today

For me, a lot of 2017 has been about ticking off those bucket list goals and really making myself happy. And that starts with you taking a jump!

What is your daily motivation?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Review: Maverick Pizza, London Victoria

If there was one meal I could eat every day for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. I'm the kinda gal who loves any kinda of pizza topping, throw on a classic pepperoni or margherita or go all out with a fancy goats cheese vegetarian. 

Maverick pizza and cocktail restaurant is along Buckingham Palace Road, just a few minutes away from London Victoria - and one that I've been walking past twice a day for around 2 years. Then the opportunity came when my friend Kamila was visiting from Cardiff and meeting me at the station, so there was only one place to book for dinner!

There's a great selection of pizzas on the menu with a mixture of traditional and modern Italian ingredients. The pizza's ranged from £7 to £9, but for just £10 you can get a pizza and a cocktail! We didn't try the cocktails out (sensibly driving home!) but the menu looked amazing, like a magician's concoctions of potions!

Onto the main attraction, I chose the classic Diavola pizza with spicy salami Milano and my friend chose the Genovese with pesto, cherry tomato and smoked mozzarella. The pizza is a thin but perfectly baked and crispy base, then a tasty tomato sauce with mozzarella on top. All their pizzas are baked in a traditional pizza oven which was just behind us and we could watch them making our pizza!

Overall I'd rate Maverick a 8/10 (Kamila rated it a 6.9/10), their pizza is very authentic and tastes like classic Italian style. The staff were great too, super helpful and I loved the decor, very Instagramable! If you're around the Buckingham Palace or London Victoria area, then pop into Maverick for a taste of Italy.

Have you been to Maverick before? What's your favourite pizza topping?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

OOTD: Monochrome spots and leather

Top and Scarf: Primark
Skirt and Bag: Zara
Cardigan: New Look
Coat: Warehouse
Shoes: Clarks

I'm currently writing this post after having a roast dinner with all the trimmings, plus a sticky toffee pudding and can't imagine being able to fit in the outfit anymore! Even though I do love this a-line leather skirt from Zara, it isn't forgiving for lunches at Vapiano pasta. 

During the winter my outfits lean towards monochrome and darker shades, this outfit being a prime example of just how much black I can fit into one! I adore this top, mainly because it's got spots and is black, but also because it suits skirts and jeans too. Primark always sucks me in with their smart and stylish tops, as well as their cosy turtleneck jumpers - you can never have too many!

What do you think of this outfit?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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