niamhkelly

Ok, so Easter is over. You’re left with the chocolate you don’t like and the thought of going back to work is making you feel miserable. Fear not though, we still have the weekend left, so go out with a bang. My favourite thing about Easter wasn’t the chocolate, it was the second time of year that my family cooks the old faithful ‘Christmas dinner’.

In this week’s post, I’ve my usual mixture of fashion purchases, beauty loves and the odd OOTD. Oh and I also have an adorable pillow in by one of my favourite illustrators, Jasmine Dowling! ♥

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Like I said in yesterday’s post, I’m off until Friday! :) Love having a few lazy days! (Just wanted to rub it in again!) ;)

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I know I don’t usually blog on a Tuesday, but, I wanted to upload a quick outfit of the day post. I wore this outfit this evening for date night, I absolutely loved what I wore. ( Without sounding too big headed!)

It was just such a comfortable look to wear and I loved the colour combination. I wore flats as I wanted to remain comfortable and just wanted a relaxing mid week date. ;)

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Top: Dorothy Perkins
Trousers: River Island
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: River Island
Necklace: Topshop

Hope you’ve all recovered after the long weekend. I’m off until Friday! :)

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I just want to wish you all a Happy Easter! I’ll not be blogging on Monday, you’ll all probably be having a drink or two and doing the standard over eating. (Or both if you’re feeling wild).

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I hope you all have a fabulous Easter and I’ll be back blogging on Wednesday! ♥

P.s.. I’m very thankful to all of my new followers and loyal readers. Your support means the world! :)

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Nothing much happening this week. Recovered well from my weekend of socialising, shopped a little more and finally got back to walking my lazy behind. All is good though, I’m looking forward to enjoying a little time off next week. :)

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How good is this amazing weather?! Hope it stays for the weekend, perfect excuse to visit a beer garden. ;)

Happy Hump Day!

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I spent my weekend socialising a little too much so I felt it was only fair that I treat myself to a little retail therapy. ;)

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For me, the perfect pick me up is shopping, and River Island was the place to go. I wanted something bright, bold and chic.

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The first item I spotted was this fabulous Tres En Vogue tee. I seen it a few weeks ago at a fashion tea and I immediately fell in love. It’s an oversized style and it’s great as you can wear it casually or dress it up.

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I wanted to mix my look, so I purchased these amazing mutli coloured shorts with a gold pleated belt. I tucked the Vogue top down the shorts to chanel a more quirky and laid back look. The two pieces look great together, I can’t wait to wear them! ♥

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I could have spent a fortune in River Island, their latest collection is fabulous. They have nailed the summer trends perfectly!

I’ve spied a few more pieces that I’m going to treat myself to come pay day. I like to think of them as investment pieces! ;)

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It’s never a nice thing to have, but since moving into my mid twenties, my skin has become quite sensitive. As soon as I’m feeling stressed or want to enjoy my body weight in delicious food and drinks, my skin is the first place to feel the pain. At times, it would leave me in tears and all I would want to do is hide my face! :(

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Now, I know everyone has their own blemish and skincare remedies, but after trying everything, I moved onto the cooking products (Yes you heard right!). I came across an Instagram image from a well known figure within the beauty industry, who highly recommended Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from an online store called, Neal’s Yard.

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I had become quite self conscious about my skin. I was paranoid about going make up free, I was between a rock and a hard place. Going without make up would give my skin a break and allow it to breathe, however with my confidence at a low, I topped up the make up which therefore made it worse. It was all very frustrating.

I had started to give up hope and when I decided to try out this coconut oil, I thought what’s the worst that could happen? Now in no way am I saying that this product is a miracle worker, but, it has certainly helped to improve my skin. I apply it at night time or if I’m lounging around the house. A little goes a long way and once applied my skin feels weird, but, it smells amazing! :)

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I’ve been using it for about three weeks now and I’m definitely a lot happier with my skin. My blemishes have started to go away and the condition of my skin has improved. I’ve noticed that it is softer and with all this my make up goes on better. Plus, I have my make up free days now! Here’s hoping to long lasting better skin! ♥

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Have any of you got your own remedies for your skin? I’d love to hear them.

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Have a great weekend, see you Monday. ♥

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I’m sure that you’re all aware that I’m obsessed with fashion illustrations. With my art & design background, I’ve always had a thing for illustrations, but since moving into fashion, it has grown!

I recently came across 22-year-old British fashion designer and illustrator, Hayden Williams. He is a fabulous artist and captures the true beauty of style. His illustrations are one of a kind, magnificent pieces and he has even designed a few celebrity designs such as: Beyonce, Rihanna and Audrey Hepburn. The illustrations I’ve chosen consist of a mixture of high end fashion and well known style icons. From the Black Swan costume to a fabulous Vogue Cover inspired piece, he’s pretty much made his mark as a seriously talented designer and illustrator.

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I have to say that the Vogue and over sized ball gown that I saved until last are my favourites. I would love to invest in an illustration or two! ♥

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week!

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