New Years Eve Outfit Inspiration!

Monday, 29 December 2014

1. The sophisticate

This first look is for the girl who is always looking elegant and flawless, to me the this jumpsuit from Top shop screams a modern and sophisticated look, but with the added embellishment it is perfect for New years!

Jumpsuit: Topshop
Shoes: Carvela Galaxy open toe heel, Selfridges 
Clutch: Saint Laurent Monogram Python Clutch, Selfridges 
Earrings: Tory Burch hoop earrings 

2. The Party Gal 

Second on the list is an outfit for the girl that will carry on partying long past the clock strikes twelve! The look is playful and yet flirty with the plunging neck line on the dress, plus the shoes don't boast too high of heel which means you can party all night without your feet hurting!

Dress: Top shop
Shoes: American Apparel 
Bag: Louis Vuitton  
Tights: Top Shop

3. The Attention Grabber

Want to turn some heads? This dress from Reiss is totally unique and the figure hugging element and metallic finish is sure to keep you in the spot light all night long! 

Dress: Reiss
Shoes: Top Shop
Clutch: Karen Millen
Earrings: Miss Selfridge

4. The Casually Fabulous 

 Not going to a full on party this year? Maybe you are going for a meal with friends? Or drinks at someones house? Whatever the occasion this look will suit. You don't need to dress over the top to still  look effortlessly stylish, this look is a classic. 

Jeans: AG
Shirt: Chic Wish
Shoes: LK Bennet
Bag: Mulberry
Earrings: Chic Wish

5. The preppy party 

Finally the typical 'Made in Chelsea' style look, classic and with minimal effort you can look like the reality TV stars do when they strut their stuff down the Kings Road!

Dress: Top Shop
Shoes: River Island
Bag: Jack Wills
Hat: Top Shop
Necklace: Tiffany and Co 

Let me know what you think of these looks and if you'd like to see more? I tried to find a mixture of both High street and Designer fashion, so it will hopefully be useful as inspiration to all of you! Also what are you planning on wearing this New Years Eve?

Olivia Grace x

Whitehall Wonderland

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas at the Corinthia! Can't get much better than that! My ever so lucky friend Evelyn (or Nev to most) had her 17th birthday over looking big ben, the London Eye and practically the whole of London on only the top floor of the Corintha Hotel! Myself and the gang were crazy excited to get an invite to this birthday bash! cheers Nev ;) As it was such an amazing night and a spectacular room I thought I'd share some pictures with you guys! 

Thanks again Nev for an incredible night! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

Olivia Grace x

Dear Santa… My Christmas Wish List

Monday, 15 December 2014

Since christmas is fast approaching I thought I'd add some festive spirt to the blog, these are just a few things that I would loooove to receive this year, and hopefully it will give you guys some gift ideas or just a few ideas of what you would like to see under your christmas tree too! 

As I have a new found obsession with Charlotte Tilbury's new line of makeup, I thought it only fair that these cute little charms make my christmas wish list, I saw these and thought they would actually make a great gift, most other products of hers are quite expensive, however for three lipsticks I thought this wasn't too bad! 

Admittedly I would't normally be up for spending this much on bronzer…HOWEVER the amount of amazing reviews I have read about this product has caused me to think otherwise, so much so that I'm desperate to try it out myself! Hopefully I've been good enough this year!…

I have been in love with this scent for years! Every christmas this candle is a must, it's spicy warm scent instantly makes me feel all christmassy!

Recently I have seen the over knee boot everywhere and I just love the new trend. I especially love suede boots, I think they add a great element of sophistication to any look. 

Over the past few weeks I've decided to switch up my diet and try to eat more healthy, I love reading all the health and food blogs for new recipes, and healthy smoothies seem to be coming up again and again. The Nutri bullet looks like a great easy way to make smoothies at home and then I can share the recipes with you guys! 

What would you like to see under the tree this year?

Olivia Grace x

Going Organic: Neal's Yard Remedies

Saturday, 13 December 2014

I have oily to combination skin, so it is a bit of a battle to try and find the right products that will help nourish my skin, but also help prevent me from getting blemishes! I started trying Neal's Yard Remedies about a month ago as I've gotten tiered of the typical oil stripping cleansers that claim to dry out spots but end up leaving you with dried out horrid skin!…yuck. However since switching I'm pretty pleased with these products I purchased from Neal's Yard, my skin had cleared up and still feels hydrated and on top of that a lot of the ingredients that go into the products are organic and therefore much better for your skin! Yay! So I thought I'd share some of the products I have been using with you guys, enjoy!

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise!

Step 1: Cleansing with the Palmarosa facial wash 

First pump a small amount of the product into your hand and massage into your skin in circular motions, then simply rinse with cool water!
This product is great because it contains 83% organic ingredients and deeply cleanses oily or combination skin without stripping away any natural oils! As for price I'd say it's quite reasonable at £15.50. 

Step 2: Tone with the Rehydrating Rose Toner

Simply pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe over the face! The reason I use the rose toner, is because I found that it is more hydrating than Palmorosa toner for oily and combination skin, which I actually found dried my skin out a little too much. However this one acts effectively to rehydrate, cool and refresh my skin! And for £15.50 you get 200ml of product!

Step 3: Moisturise with The Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisture

Apply a small pump onto your finger tips and massage onto your face in circular motions! This is also for oily and combination skin, so it is very lightweight, so to try and balance excess oils. I think the one the thing I have learnt about having combination to oily skin, is that it is still important to moisturise and this I think works pretty well in nourishing my skin but not so to make it greasy! It retails at £23.75. 

Frankincense & Mandarin Body Lotion: for all skin types 

Apart from my facial routine, I like to make sure that my body remains hydrated, and so also purchased this body lotion from Neal's Yard. It is rich with antioxidant hemp seed oil and leaves my skin feeling soooooo soft! literally I can't get over how soft my skin feels! It also has a bit of a citrus smell which is really nice! For 200ml it is £21.

Ever tried Neal's Yard Remedies? Or recommend any other organic products? let me know :)

Olivia Grace x

Cornish delights

Friday, 12 December 2014

Being in St Ives reminded me not only how much I love the fresh sea air and qauint wooden boats, but also how much I adore scoffing my face on scones, jam and cream, and these were soooo good. 

With it's picturesque views and unique little shops, St Ives is such a lovely place to visit, despite it being particularly cold at this time of year! 

Olivia Grace x 


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Here you have it! After much trying and testing I have found these 'cannot live without' products for during the colder months!

1. The 'Bad gal lash' by Benefit has actually been around for quite a while now, and I must say even when I go out and try new mascaras, I always find myself coming back to this one. The brush is pretty big and so coats all the lashes really well, giving a very volumized lash look.

2.Tweezerman eyelash curlers! These are my all time favourite eye lash curlers, to give those lashes the extra lift they need!

3. As I get highlights and have pretty fine hair anyway, I find that my hair can often feel a bit straw like. But since using Moroccan oil after washing my hair, my locks have gone back to being silky and luscious! 

4. Ahh Chanel No.5, this iconic fragrance is great during the winter for a classy and soft scent. 

5. Neil's Yard Orange Flower facial oil: I find this is great during the winter particularly if you are prone to getting dry skin. This effectively nourishes and hydrates the skin,whilst balancing out uneven skin tones.

6. Bobbi Brown's pot rouge for lips and cheeks: I loooove this product, above Is the shade 'fresh melon' which I like to place on my cheek bones for a really pretty dewy look. I will be doing a look soon, so you can see clearly what it is like on. 

7. Nars Sheer Glow: Look no further for your holy grail foundation because this is it! Perfect for hydrating dry skin and leaving you with a fresh faced dewy finish, without looking oily! Great for those who like a medium to full, yet lightweight coverage. 

Olivia Grace x


Thursday, 13 November 2014

"Change" is a word frequently passed around. Unfortunately it's usually referring to something negative, you hear people often say "I don't wan't things to change", and yes a lot of the time when things change it can seem like the end of the world and you cannot imagine how you will ever recover, but once you stop pretending that things will go back to the the way they were, you can start focusing on the way things are going to turn out to be in the future. Like they say "You've got to stick through the rain to find the rainbow".
Change can also be so liberating and make you see things in a whole new light, it can actually enhance your life and make things better in a way you never would have imagined before.

My family has gone through a lot of changes recently, and I'm not going to lie, the world did seem to come crashing down before us, but I do believe that things will get better and that we will all come out of it stronger, it may not happen right away, it may even take a year or two, however life is constantly changing and if it didn't, then the world would be extremely boring! So although this is very hard for myself, as a person who is quite reserved and happy for things to remain familiar and comfortable, I am slowly but surely learning to embrace change, knowing that myself and my family will come out on the other side.

Hold on to those memories you had before, but just remember how many more new ones you are going to make! It may seem bleak now, but keep looking forward and embrace the change!

Olivia Grace x

Autumnal vibes, featuring Lexy

Friday, 7 November 2014

So my friend Lexy walked into school this morning looking effortlessly stylish and sporting autumnal fashion perfectly, even her tousled ombre hair matched the falling autumn leaves. And so when I'd finished staring jealously at her outfit, I grabbed hold of her and told her she must feature on here, thankfully she happily agreed.. Because I wasn't going to take no as an answer anyway :) 

Who doesn't love the crisp Autumn air and the excuse to wear extremely oversized scarfs without looking stupid! Thanks for being my lovely model lex!

Lexy's outfit: Jeans: Mango, Top: Zara, Scarf: her mums wardrobe lol (but similar can be found in Topshop) , Jacket: H and M and Boots: New Look.

Olivia Grace x

Review on Charlotte Tilbury's Lipstick: K.I.S.S.I.N.G Coachella Coral

Sunday, 2 November 2014

With all the hype surrounding Charlotte Tilbury's range of makeup I felt as though I had to take a look myself. After browsing the internet and trying the products out at the counter, I really liked the look of some of the products! So as the line is a little pricey I have decide to  to start my collection off slowly with a lipstick from her K.I.S.S.I.N.G range. 

At £23 the lipstick is up there on the scale of high end luxury makeup, but I must say that I feel the price reflects the product as I absolutely love it!
The finish is matte and has a lovley creamy feeling when applied, after testing it out I found that it lasts pretty well too! The colour is a medium coral shade and has an opaque colour coverage. 

I'd love to try some more of her products as I really recommend this lipstick especially this colour if you are looking for a fresh pretty look. However if you feel this is a little to pricey I found that MAC's elegant accent is very similar! And a little cheaper!

Let me know if you've tried anything else from Charlotte Tillbury's line! 

Olivia Grace x

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