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28 OF THE BEST WEDDING INVITES

Now that we've fully engrossed ourselves in to the world of wedding planning, I thought I'd share a few posts with you along the way in the run up to our big day in 2018. One of the first things on our mind (after the venue and catering of course) is the wedding stationery. I'm actually going to be designing our own as I love getting creative on good old Photoshop and In Design, but that doesn't stop me from swooning over the beautiful designs that are already out there. I want to keep ours a secret until they're sent out next year, so for now, here's some of my favourite sets that I've spotted so far, that may even give you some inspiration if your big day is looming too!
1 - Polka Dot Copper Foil by Skinny Malink
2 - In The Groove CD Vinyl by Vanilla Retro
3 - Delicate Floral by Skinny Malink
4 - Banana Leaf by Paper Grace

5 - Winter Bespoke Illustrated Map by Paper & Inc
6 - Laura by e.Y.i
7 - Pastel Kisses by Anon Design
8 - Penguin Classic Books by Feel Good Invites 

9 - Tropical Floral by Skinny Malink
10 - Library Ticket by e.Y.i
11 - Botanical Rustic Kraft by Norma & Dorothy
12 - Woodland Fern by Geri Loves Emi

13 - Confetti Swirl by Feel Good Invites
14 - Floral Affair by Paper Grace
15 - Modern Geometric by Kitty McCall at Geri Loves Emi 
16 - Classic Foil by Annie Nettle

17 - Lunar Moon by Nina Thomas
18 - Roses & Peonies by Gemma Milly
19 - Botanical by Geri Loves Emi
20 - Kate by Project Pretty

21 - Kraft Stamp by Pear Paper Co.
22 - Festival by Geri Loves Emi
23 - Georgia by Project Pretty
24 - Pink Boarding Pass by Rodo Creative

25 - Secret Garden by Pear Paper Co.
26 - Rachel Modern Deco by e.Y.i
27 - Harlow by Emma Jo
28 - Vintage London by Paper Grace

Which design is your favourite? Are you planning your wedding too?

C x

AUTUMN BLUES

Autumn has to be my favourite season when it comes to style. I'm a sucker for a cosy jumper, scarves and ankle boots, and I love a good bit of layering! I couldn't resist stocking up my wardrobe with some new pieces that have been catching my eye over the past couple of weeks, especially since I've had a wardrobe clear-out and given myself a kind of 'capsule' collection of certain colours and shapes. I always feel a little lost at the start of a season with all the amazing trends that hit the rails, and find my self delving in to each of them and lets face it, making some mistakes! This season I'm going to try and stick to blues and greys with black, white and a good helping of denim. I'm loving loose fit blouses and knits, oversized dresses and statement shoes and accessories to add the finishing touches.






High Neck Jumper - Primark
Step Hem Jeans - ASOS (here)
Boots - Public Desire (here)


I picked up the teal blue jumper from Primark for just £10.00 and I'm so glad I did! It's a gorgeous fit, colour and shape and it fits perfectly with the other pieces in my wardrobe. I love how well the colour sits against my new Fairleigh mom jeans from ASOS which I'm obsessed with. They fit like an absolute dream (which is a rarity for me!) so I need all the colours now! The step hem and frayed edges are made to be paired with high ankle boots, so I just had to snap up a pair to wear with them. I went for the Trisha boots from Public Desire in a lovely shade of grey. They are incredibly comfy and have really nice detailing at the sides. I can't wait to wear these with culottes and midi dresses!

What are your favourite pieces hitting the shops this season?

C x

PRIMARK PS... BEAUTY 'ILLUMINATE ME' HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE | REVIEW

You all know how much I love the Primark PS... Beauty range, so it's no surprise that when I spotted some new pieces that I didn't have in my collection I just had to snap them up! This beautiful Illuminate Me palette full of pretty highlighters was one of the main things that caught my eye, particularly because of it's gorgeous rose gold packaging, but mainly for the bargain price of just £4!


I'll be honest, I wasn't really expecting amazing things from this as I've often found the lower priced cream beauty products similar to this haven't really packed a punch, but I've actually been really pleasantly surprised!
The texture of these is super smooth, so smooth in fact that I ditched the brush I was about to use to apply them with and simply applied the product with my fingers as it was so easy to do! The palette comes with a handy guide of where to apply the colours, which I loosely follow, applying the palest shade 'Platinum' to the inner corners of my eyes, the softest nude shade 'Royal Gold' down the centre of my face, nose, brow bones and the top of the cheekbones, and a mixture of the two pink shades, 'Renaissance Gold' and 'Dusty Pink' to the apples of my cheeks to give my usual blusher a nice subtle sheen. I then use a tiny amount of the darkest shade 'Antique Bronze' either side of my nose for a subtle contour. I don't use it as a contour anywhere else as I prefer to use a matte powder under my cheek bones and around my forehead.



L-R: Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance Gold, Antique Bronze, Dusty Pink

I'm so impressed with how these look on the skin. I'm not a big lover of a really obvious highlight, so the fact that they aren't too shimmery or heavy is perfect, especially on pale skin tones. I love the subtle sheen it gives to my face, and I really like how easy they are to use, plus the packaging is an absolute dream for the price. Staying power obviously isn't as amazing as higher priced products, but that's to be expected. The palette is super lightweight and easy to throw in your bag for top ups on the go (it even has a mirror!). 

Huge thumbs up from me! I can't wait to show you some of the other items I picked up from the collection soon. What are your favourites from the Primark beauty range?

C x


BIEN

Ahh, how time flies! It's been a whole week now since my birthday when we hopped on a train to celebrate in the capital and eat and shop our way around London for the best few days. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, which was baking hot (around 30 degrees!!) and meant I could dress for Summer in September (something which never happens). 
We stayed in a lovely little hotel in Belgravia, and of course those gorgeous white town houses lined with majestic railings and beautiful flowers were screaming out for some outfit photos, so that's exactly what we did! 





T Shirt - Whistles
Skirt - Zara (here)
Trainers - Adidas via Very
Bag - Primark
Sunglasses - Spitalfields Market

I've been eyeing up this Zara for ages after seeing blogger babe Hannah Gale sport it, and Dan was lovely enough to get it me for my birthday! I love a good midi skirt for Autumn paired with a pair of ankle boots and a nice fine knit, but the warmer weather meant knitwear was off the cards! 
I paired the skirt with one of my favourite Whistles tees and some comfy trainers for a day hitting the shops and stomping around Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Soho. I took my new little Primark bag which I'm obsessed with (£9!) as it looks so much more expensive, and finished everything off with some statement sunnies from Old Spitalfields Market which were just a fiver!

Have you visited London recently? What are your favourite places to eat and shop?

C x


AUTUMN SUN

So just when I thought it was time to dig out the rain coat and winter woolies, out comes the sun again! Not that I'm complaining about the warmer weather, but I must admit I was starting to look forward to stockpiling knitwear and denim ready for Autumn! Today I had a bit of a meltdown trying to decide what to wear (this happens most mornings tbf), but eventually settled on this tee, skirt and bomber combo.









Printed Bomber Jacket - Pull & Bear via ASOS
T Shirt - Primark
Skirt - ASOS
Trainers - Adidias Originals via Very
Sunglasses - Shana 

The bomber jacket is one of my favourite buys of this year so far, and is one of those pieces that everyone always compliments or asks where it's from. I got it from Pull & Bear via ASOS back in July and have worn it pretty much every single weekend since it arrived. It's a little longer than the typical bomber jacket, which I love. I wore this over a brand new T Shirt that my lovely friend picked up for me in Primark. It's got the sweetest embroidery at the shoulders, and looks like it got much more than just £6!
With these I wore my favourite skirt from last Winter, which is a zip-up red suede number from ASOS, my trusty Adidas Stan Smiths and my absolute favourite sunglasses that I picked up from a little shop called Shana on our Summer holiday.

I'm off to London for my birthday soon so I'm crossing my fingers that this weather sticks around a little longer! Expect lots of London blog posts very soon, and don't forget to keep up to date over on Instagram!

Love, Claire x


VICHY PORE PURIFYING CLAY MASK | REVIEW

My favourite skincare and makeup brand of all time has to be Vichy, as their products agree with my sensitive skin, their foundations don't break me out in spots and they're loose powder gives amazing staying power. So you'll understand my excitement at the announcement of a new range of Vichy face masks! I've been test driving the new Pore Purifying Mask from the collection, which is designed to clear pores and combat blackheads, and I have to say, it's love! Even Dan wanted to get involved with this one!



The Mineral Mask collection is a range of three masks created with minerals from earth, water and rock, designed for various skin types. For dry, uncomfortable sensitive skin there's the Quenching Mineral Mask, for dull and tired skin that needs an illuminating pick-me-up, theres the Double Glow Peel Mask, then theres the one I went for - the Pore Purifying Mineral Mask. This one is a clay mask, my favourite kind, and designed specifically for combination skin and clogged pores. Tick and tick. It contains mineralising thermal water and plant extracts which work their magic to leave the skin soft and smooth.
The mask is creamy in texture, smells like something straight from the spa, and goes on like a dream. You only need a thin layer and the product goes a long way, so I can see this lasting quite a while before I need to repurchase. You then leave it to do it's work for around five minutes, when the mask starts to dry, then I rinse it off with a warm flannel and pat my face dry.

The verdict? After two uses my skin is feeling super smooth, and my pores have definietely cleared up, particularly round my nose. After the first use I found that the pores on my chin and a few smaller ones on my cheeks had visibly cleared and reduced in size, but (without sounding too grim) the mask seemed to have only brought things to the surface on my nose where blackheads and clogged pores were more stubborn. This soon cleared up after the second use, and I intend to continue using this twice a week now to keep on top of things! Dan was impressed with the results too, so it looks like I'm going to have to share!

Have you tried any of the Vichy face masks?

Love, Claire x


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