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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Fashion Faves | Fashion



I haven't done a little fashion post for a while but I feel like recently I have made some great purchases that I am just so obsessed with, so I thought I would share with you guys my top 5...

Air force trainers...
Ok I know these trainers are chunky AF and if you have big feet they will make them look bigger but I just bloody love these trainers for not only their chunkiness but also their colour. This trainer is just me on every level and they're hella comfy. I actually recently bought the Adidas Gazelles and I think I bought them to fit in which is something I've actually never done before or even realised I did it until I bought these Nike Air force 1 as soon as I saw them I realised those were the shoes I needed!

Aspinal of London... 
Yeah this is a bit of a luxury item but it's perfect for what I was looking for. The thing you need to know about me is that I am very specific about fashion purchases, I have an idea what I want in my mind and if something fits that ideal then I don't mind paying more! Aspinal of London isn't a brand I have ever considered before until I looked around their concession in a store and I was surprised just how many utterly gorgeous bags they had. This tote bag is perfect for the days I am staying over at my boyfs, where I need to bring in some extra bits but don't wanna take the whole world. This bag doesn't have a zip which you might think is a tad risky considering I commute into London everyday but it comes with a little zip pouch that has a chain attached to the bag which you and leave at the bottom, it's just a really nice touch. Love it!

Studded boots... 
I have received so many compliments on these studded boots and they just give me LIFE right now. I mean, these style of boots are just everywhere right now so they very much are a trend item that will probably die next season but they just dress any outfit up. I could be wearing jeans and a baggy jumper and once I put the boots on, my outfit immediately becomes a considered selection and not just a lazy outfit. They're from New Look so don't cost the earth and they are a dream to wear!

Joni jeans...
"Toni late to the party" strikes again, ok look, jeans are not my best friend, I hate buying them, I have also put on weight this year so I hate trying them on even more but hey, I do actually like jeans! I finally bit the bullet and decided I would go to Topshop even though the jeans ARE over priced for what they are. I actually love 2 pairs but I can't help but admit I love the Joni ones more than the Jamie ones. The Joni jeans are like the most comfortable things I have ever worn, they are a jean but they have a lot of stretch in them and they are high waisted I can slouch in them and I can wear them all day at work without feelin' like I and restricted! Love love love them!!


Grey coat...
This one is a slight trend alert because if you don't have a grey coat this autumn then you either have the grey checkered blazer or a camel colour coat. I very nearly bought the checked blazer but everyone literally has it and it will have a shorter life span than this gorgeous grey coat. The thing I love about this little gem is again, like the boots, it can just bring the entire outfit together. It's a relaxed cut that is shapeless which on paper isn't ideal for hourglass shapes but the length of it actually helps with the proportions. 

What things have you bought this month that you just LOVE? 
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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Feather & Down Pillow spray | Sleep

Feather & Down Pillow Spray


Ok guys, we're talking something a little different on the blog today, we are talking about Feather & Down Pillow Spray that is supposed to ease you into a nice relaxed sleep.

I got this spray in a goodie bag for free but when I saw it I was actually really excited because I had seen this little thing pop up on a few different bloggers accounts. The thing is I generally speaking sleep quite well, I rarely struggle to get up in the morning but I rarely fall asleep before midnight if I am at home. This means that the 5 or 6 hours of sleep in get has to be good quality otherwise come 2pm I am struggling! I can have quite an active mind which means I do toss and turn in my sleep which is why I was excited to try out this product.

I will admit I have heard about the relaxing properties of lavender but I'm not a huge fan of the scent on its own so when I saw this contained lavender, I wasn't thrilled but understood why the spray has this scent. Another scent is camomille which when blended with lavender it creates a much more softer fragrance. To use this product you simply spray a generous amount all over your pillow, and I spray a little on the underneath of the duvet near the top end where my head is so i can breathe it in.

This product didn't help me get to sleep any quicker but the sleep I did get, oh my god, was probably the most restful night sleep I had for a while. I have been using this spray almost every evening since and have definitely noticed a difference. One evening I forgot to spray my pillow and it got to about 2 am before I realised why I was so restless, just a couple of spritz and I was sleeping like a baby! The product retails for about £7 so for me it's not that cheap but it isn't crazy expensive and I know 100% that I will be purchasing this product again, honestly I just really love it! 

If like me, you struggle with the quality of your sleep and toss and turn a lot, I would definitely recommend trying out this little spray.

What helps you sleep?
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Using a Tangle Teezer on Fine Hair | Beauty

Skinny Dip Tangle Teaser

Tangle Teaser


I mean, I know what you're thinking Toni is late to the party again blah blah blah but you're right when every blogger was banging on about the Tangle Teezer I was just sitting there with my arms folded saying "It's not for me". This was mainly because I heard so many people with gorgeously thick hair saying it worked so well for them and as I have very fine hair I thought the Tangle Teezer would just rip mine out...I was wrong.

I recently went into Boots because I need a compact brush to carry in my bad to and from London every day. I have bought so many small brushes in the past and really hate the little handles on them because they do take up room so I was looking at the Tangle Teezer' s and thought that as a brush this is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. They aren't the cheapest of brushes but this Flamingo print Skinny Dip was actually a couple of £ cheaper than the normal boring ones so I just bought it.

I was a little apprehensive that it would just rip and knot up in my fine hair but actually I was really impressed. As you can see there are different bristle lengths which actually stop the brush from pulling at your scalp which is my biggest problem. As my hair is fine, when it knots up the thicker bristles of my normal brush just pulls and yanks to get them out which in turn tugs at my scalp which basically flippin' hurts. I particularly like using it when I have added waves in my hair as it doesn't straighten them too much. The other week I was out in really high winds and I was bloody dreading brushing my hair because it does get so knotty but I have to admit using this on my hair wasn't actually that bad, it snagged a little, but nowhere near as much as a normal brush would! 

If you have quite fine hair but a lot of it and are considering buying a Tangle Teezer I would definitely recommend it!! They aren't the cheapest brushes but it actually ticks a lot of boxes for me including that it's compact and lightweight to carry around in my bag! 

What are your thoughts on this cult tool? 
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