With local lockdowns looming over many of us, hitting the shops to pick up some of our beauty favourites is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Although the world of online has kept my regime flowing, I’ve struggled to incorporate new products in fear of getting it wrong.
Thankfully, Selfridges are now offering virtual beauty concierge appointments and I was thrilled when they invited me to take part.
We all know how good it can feel to buy something new. Whether you’re after a ‘pick-me-up’, an indulgent treat or if you’re finally cashing out that savings pot – there’s a reason they call it retail therapy.
From a fashion perspective, expressing yourself through the clothes you wear can feel highly liberating. However, when reflecting on the way I’d been buying clothes, I realised it wasn’t actually liberating at all. I was in a constant cycle trying to keep up with new trends and go-to products. And the truth is – it’s exhausting! I realised it was time to step off the hamster wheel and learn to embrace the notion of slow fashion.
Although many of us have our go-to makeup routines, we’ll often follow new trends and find ourselves experimenting with different tools and techniques. Last year I decided to mix things up, and completely removed a popular makeup product from my daily routine. However, I’ve recently reintroduced it, and now i’m wondering why I ever stopped!
“You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined”. This quote has really resonated with me these past few weeks. We are experiencing a time when just the smallest task can seem overwhelming, and the thought of even trying something new can feel impossible.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know i’m a huge believer in the law of attraction – and just two weeks ago, I manifested an important journal into my life.
Running a fashion blog can often require you to be daring, bold and attention-grabbing. And in a bid to stand out on social media, sometimes the most garish outfits are deliberately chosen to lure in those new followers.
After six months of blogging, I’m keen to rewrite my own fashion rules (thank you InTheFrow!). I want to recreate my own style, and not get lost in the world of accepting every gifted or sponsored outfit that comes my way.
The prospect of redefining my style really excites me, and I hope you enjoy coming on this new journey with me.
You could say that working full-time, studying a masters degree, writing a blog and planning a wedding is too much for one person – but I’d say not!
Before I started blogging again, I wrote down three values that were most important to me – self-love, authenticity and creativity. I chose these because in a world of validation (especially online) we can sometimes lose ourselves and forget the reason we started blogging.
When it comes to styling and fashion choices, it sometimes feels like we need to be dripping in designer gear to be classed as ‘attractive’ or ‘aspirational’. And this can cause extreme pressure on young people (and their parents) to spend money they simply don’t have.
Got that bah humbug feeling?! Here are five things that are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit!
*Quick disclaimer* I do not endorse over-spending and excessive consumption. HOWEVER, if you were going to buy something anyway, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to save on that hard-earned dollar.
With this in mind, here are a few of the Black Friday deals I’ll be keeping an eye out for…
What do blazers, cycling shorts, polo neck tops and black boots all have in common? They are all wardrobe staples for autumn! Throw in a few affordable accessories, and you’ll have a variety of ready-to-wear daytime and evening looks.