Did I miss summer this year?! It seems to have flashed before my eyes…. as you will know, Summer is O V E R in the UK (unfortunately)…

But what better way to say goodbye to summer than writing a blog post on Slay Girl Fashion’s BEST Summer bits?!

Slay Girl Fashion certainly lived up to their name, they OFFICIALLY SLAYED Summer!

I’ve picked out my top 5 Summer essentials from Slay Girl Fashion!

5. Lace Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are a summer essential, right? But I always struggle to find denim shorts I actually like and that actually fit. Honestly, short shopping is a fear of mine – I struggle to find the perfect fit as my waist is smaller than my booty (lol). But these are super cute and girly. I love the lace – as you will soon realise, I’m a fan of lace!!! But of course, a summer essential of mine!

4. Brooke Crochet Bikini Two Piece

As if this isn’t the cutest bikini you have ever seen? I absolutely love the detail on this bikini. It is SO different and unique. I have never seen a bikini like this before, which makes it that little bit more special. It is simply stunning! It would be a perfect pick for Marbella or Ibiza!!!

 

3. Mia Off Shoulder Blouse

What a pretttttty lil top, hey? This literally makes me want to go to the beach.. it gives me those beachy vibes! So unique yet pretty. I am a sucker from crop tops – gimme a crop top and I guarantee I like it! I also LOVE off the shoulder tops.. but I’m kinda fussy! This has the cropped look and the off the shoulder look I love, you literally get the best of both worlds (my inner Hannah Montana is shinning through!)

2. Pink Satin Lounge Set

OH MY GOSH. This has got my name written allllll over it!! Barbie pink (my fav) and satin (love!). This is the cutest set I’ve ever seen.. perfect for chilled summer nights on the terrace in Marbella (ahhhh!!!). To sum it up, it’s a bit of me!!!!!!

1. Alyssa Skirt Set

I genuinely don’t know where to start with cute outfit. I rarely buy yellow outfits, let alone like a yellow outfit!! Summer 2017 has definitely brought the yellow out in me! This gives me Beyonće vibes.. it really reminds me of the Roberto Cavalli dress she wore in her “Hold Up” video! This is stunning and perfect for summer! Everything about it.. is a bit of me!!! This is definitely my favourite (even my boyfriend agrees!) from the Slay Girl Fashion website!

I hope while reading this, you reminisced back to Summer 2017 (or what we have of it) and I would love to know your top 5 favourites from the Slay Girl Fashion site! Let me know what you think or whether you agree with me!

Big love to Slay Girl Fashion for giving me the opportunity to be their Blogger Babe of September – what a dream! X

I am back with another Rimmel London blog post (I know you love them, just as much as I do!!)

So, I thought I would share my thoughts with you on my new favourite “bronze & sculpting” Rimmel London products, these can help you achieve a lovely glow ahead of the winter months!!!  When I’ve got a tan, I always feel sooooo much better in myself, especially in the winter months.  This is why I love makeup and tan, you can wear it exactly how you please.

You all know just how much I adore Rimmel London (and still cannot believe, I blog for them!!!!!!), Rimmel London are that drugstore favourite of mine.  I have always owned ridiculous amounts of makeup from Rimmel London and I use most of their products during my daily routine.

Let’s start with……

Radiance Brick

Oh my gosh, this brings me back to my teen days again, I remember buying something very similar to this when I brought my first makeup bag!  This ultra fine bronzing powder can be used to create a cute, shimmery effect but also a gorgeous, healthy glow.  When applying, it adds the most perfect amount of shimmer and bronze, without making it look like you have just plastered mud all over your face!  This is also an absolutely amazing combo because the shades can also be used on other parts of your body (i.e – your arms and legs), to give other areas that glow and shimmer effect.  Oh, and who says you can’t use it as eyeshadow either?

Sunshimmer Instant Tan

Throughout my teen years, I was forever trying different fake tan products and Rimmel London definitely provided me with the best instant fake tan back in the day!  As I could only imagine, their fake tan has improved over time too.. (even though, back in the day, I never would have thought this was humanly possible?!)  So, Sunshimmer Instant Tan is completely streak free (woohoo!) with a fade proof formula and it can be worn in the rain!!!  I am sure, you all know how annoying it is, when you fake tan for a night out (with your instant, wash off tan) and it’s raining outside and you have to go into the club with rain streaks all down your legs, ahhhh I hate those days!!!  Anyway, the Sunshimmer Instant Tan dries almost instantly too (but obviously, allow extra time, just in case!)  It does not transfer on to your clothes and the traditional “fake tan smell” is non-existent.  The fake tan can be washed away after a long 24 hours of wear by using shower gel and warm water.. perfect, or what?!

Kate Sculpting Palette 

I received a “Kate Sculpting Palette” from Rimmel London once before and I am so pleased I have received another one (I have certainly used this more than I can imagine!) Being so small, it is fabulous to just throw in your bag and carry around with you.  This palette is great because you can use just a little colour for a real natural look or you can use more and make more a statement with the bold look.  As Hannah Montana once said, you get the best of both worlds.. and here you really do!  The combo of three powder shades (a highlight, shading powder and blush) create a cute, contoured and glowy sort of look!

Insta Duo Contour Stick

The Insta Duo Contour Stick are Rimmel London’s latest discovery… and it is definitely a good discovery too!  Now, an everyday essential,  to “cream” contour and highlight your cheekbones.  Being a creamy formula, it blends amazingly, I have tried this with my beauty blender too and it works great!  I can achieve a defined cheek look and the highlight leaves a dewy and healthy glow to the skin.  They are a great buy, especially for someone who is just learning to use makeup and contouring.  It is a real quick and easy way to contour whilst you are in a rush (like me on a daily basis!)

Well, Rimmel London, have made my life (and my makeup bag) that little more complete, once again.  If you need some quick, easy, drugstore essentials to add to your makeup bag and your daily routine, I would definitely recommend that you check out the Rimmel London section in your local drugstore.

I am also considering posting a YouTube video showing you my bits from Rimmel London… what do you guys think?!

 

Guys and girls !!!!

Please can we just embrace how AMAZING these drawings (of myself – hehe) are?!

So, I found Albesa on Instagram a while ago and I saw how absolutely insane her drawings were. Obviously, I HAD to get in contact and get myself one!!!

Albesa is amazing and super sweet!!! She has great customer service skills and has a really fast turn around for your drawings! She is so kind, friendly and approachable!

You definitely need to get following her on Instagram: @artwork.ab (and her personal account: @albess91)!!!

To get a drawing done, simply contact Albesa via Instagram or send her an email: albesa.baftiu@gmail.com!!!

Seriously, get yourself a drawing done by Albesa, you will not be disappointed!!! If you get one done, make sure you tell Albesa you found her via my blog too and be sure to tag me in your drawings.. I would LOVE to see them!!!

I will definitely continue to support Albesa and I’ll more than likely be back for more drawings soon!!!!

On 1st September 2017,  we lost our beautiful baby girl, Buffy.  The past few days, I have felt completely empty.  I have never felt a feeling like loosing my dogs.  My heart has officially been broken twice now, due to the loss of two of my beautiful doggy friends – but the reassuring thing is, they are back together now.

Now, if you know me, you would know exactly how much my Buffy means to me.  She was F O R E V E R on my snapchat/instagram/facebook because I loved showing everyone how amazing and beautiful she really was.  She really was special, especially to me and she will always have a place in my heart.

It always hits me hard, when a dog passes away anyway, but when it’s my own, it takes me a long time to get over it.  I absolutely love dogs anyway, there is genuinely no better pet.  A dog isn’t just a “dog”..  a dog is part of your family which is something those who do not/have not had a dog will not understand.

Buffy was different to just any old dog mind you.  She was more like a human being, she used to show more love and affection than an actual person would.  She would even smile when she was happy, you could see a little grin on her face and the sides of her mouth would get higher and higher, the happier she was.  We really had a bond, like no other.  If I had, had a bad day or I was upset at all, it’s really like she got a vibe from me.. she would be waiting for me to come home and would not leave my side for the rest of the night, she would shower me in kisses and cuddle up to me all night.

My sisters and I would fight over her, E V E R Y single night because we all wanted her to sleep in OUR bedroom.  I am normally up the latest mind you, so I normally snuck her out when Georgia and Amelie were asleep (hehe).

Buffy was the most loving, kind and caring dog you could ever meet.  She had such a lovely temperament and anyone who would meet her, whether it was at home or in the town centre, would adore her.  She was so beautiful, inside and out.

Buffy is an unforgettable dog and will remain in my heart forever.  She really was my best friend.  She used to love my singing, she used to sit and listen and just wag her tail at me (which I loved, as not many other people like my singing!!!) I used to sit and rant to her for hours because she would look at me with so much love in her eyes and it felt like she really was listening to me.  I used to tell her I loved her and she would mumble back to me, which I have always believed was her telling me she loves me too.  My life feels incomplete without her and I feel so lost, but she is in a better place and is not suffering anymore.

Life isn’t the same same without her, 

She has left a massive hole in our hearts.  

Although we will never forget her, 

everyday is still so hard.  

We know she wouldn’t want us to be upset,

but we had to put her first.  

We never wanted to watch her suffer,

because she was just the best. 

I feel like I have lost my right arm, my sister and my best friend.  She was one in a million and we would never get a more loving and beautiful baby girl than our Buffy.   We couldn’t sit and watch her suffer, she didn’t deserve that.  She was my little baby.   She was with us for 12 years and she had the best life she could have possibly had.  But I still miss her like mad.  I can’t help but think about her every second, of every day.  I understand why we had to do what we done.  But obviously, I wish we could have our beautiful baby Buffy back.

♡ Sleep tight my beautiful Buffy girl, I love you forever ♡

♡ 18.04.2005 – 01.09.2017 ♡

Rimmel London have blessed my life yet again, with another new mascara. This is now OFFICIALLY my favourite Rimmel London mascara – I know it sounds like I say this every time but seriously, they just keep getting better and better.

“Volume Shake Mascara” is a mascara that you shake to ensure it is always fresh and never dries out. This mascara features a first-to-market patented shaker system that refreshes the formula, every single time you use it. When you shake the mascara it has this really satisfying sound too (or.. maybe I’m just a little strange?!)

This mascara is great for volume and depth of colour. It is a must try mascara. You will not be disappointed!

This mascara is a fairly creamy formula, which helps me to get my lashes into the shape I want without drying super fast, I can add as many coats as I like.. without it crumbling AND it’s clump-free.. amazing huh?!

Lashes are a really important thing in my daily makeup routine. I love having natural but bold eyelashes, day in, day out.. It’s a MUST buy! Let me know what you think too!!!