Friday, 23 June 2017

A Short Liverpool Photo Diary

 ~ A Short Liverpool Photo Diary ~
 
A took a little trip to Liverpool on Tuesday to visit my cousin (who lives very near) - we spent the shopping, drinking a lot of cocktails and having a lovely catch up. I thought, although I didn't take masses of photos, I'd still share some photos of my trip... I've never actually done a 'photo diary' blog post before but I hope this isn't too short and actually still counts as one. Anyway, here are a few snippets for ya!
 
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Its Been (Over) Three Years of Blog Eighteen!

~ Its Been (Over) Three Years of Blog Eighteen! ~
 
So, I won't lie I completely forgot about my blogs anniversary. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure of the exact date, but I do know it was 2014 I started and I do know it was some time in April of that year - meaning, its been over three years of Blog Eighteen! I thought, as I have only ~just~ realised this kinda monumental celebration, I want to chat a little about my blog, what's changed and just a general trip down memory lane.. enjoy!
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Monday, 19 June 2017

China Plate.

~ The China Plate Dress ha ~

Now being British, its very hard not to mention the weather right now. If you aren't from the UK, we have been blessed (or cursed) with incredibly hot weather, which, despite it being lovely, no one really knows how to deal with it. My house at the moment is waaay to hot to be comfortable and sleeping at night is difficult... but hey hoo, like I said, as I'm British, as soon as the weather turns cold again we'll begin the complaining all over again... Anyway, as its v v hot at present, I dug deep in my wardrobe and found this beautiful china plate patterned sun dress that I'd completely forgotten about - well, it very much got all the love it deserved over the weekend!
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Few Pieces On My ASOS Wishlist


~ A Few Pieces In My ASOS Wishlist ~
 
We all do it, we're supposed to be doing something productive but instead endlessly scrolling through ASOS, planning what you'd buy if money was no object.. well that's what I end up doing for time to time anyway. It was whilst in the middle of scouring through ASOS that I came across some seriously heart eyes pieces (that's a perfectly liable description, yeah?!) and thought I'd share.. because why not eh, sharing is caring after all..
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Monday, 12 June 2017

An Ode To Casual Dressing

~ An Ode To Casual Dressing ~

Aaaah comfy clothes, there's nothing quite like them. I may be a girl who does love to dress up from time to time but nothing beats that old jumper or some joggers you live in on Sundays. Over the weekend, said comfies were worn and although I did wear some high waisted jeans (because I did have to leave the house at one point) my comfy-as-hell joggers were soon worn afterwards. If you can't dress comfortably on weekends when can you, eh?!
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Why Blogging Is The Best Hobby I've Had // Confidence in Blogging

~ Why Blogging Is The Best Hobby I've Had // Confidence in Blogging ~
 
We've all had hobbies as a child. When I was little I was always up to some kind of after school activity, that being gymnastics or swimming. But as with everything, we all grow up and grow out of things. Don't get me wrong, I've never been a quitter, I've always seen things out for as long as possible. But as I turned from child to teenager, doing any kind of activity suddenly becomes totally 'uncool' - had to keep that street cred. But in little world of Lisa, when the dynamic of school came to an end, I discovered a brand new activity. A hobby were I had no idea what I was doing but soon enough this lil thing called blogging became something I loved to do. Soon enough (and fast forward to right now) I can out rightly say this may be the best hobby I've ever had.
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Monday, 5 June 2017

Clothes Hoarding & Outfit Recycling

~ Clothes Hoarding & Outfit Recycling ~

Oooo Lisa ventured outside to take outfit photos, WOW. I thought,  a change was needed from my usually white/ plain wall and I thought I'd take some pictures outside my shed/ outhouse - oh how glamorous. Anyway, today I wanted to chat a little about this outfit. An outfit I have 100% worn before and therefore have 'recycled' - although really does anyone really have the funds to always have a different outfit haha...!

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Is 'Blog' Me The Real Me?

~ Is 'Blog' Me The Real Me? ~

I often worry about the way I portray myself online and if its true to how I am really. Should I be bothered? Does it matter if your online persona is the polar opposite of your true self? What do people I have never met in person but follow me online think I am as a person? These are all questions I seem to ponder from time to time. Of course, I hope I am as true to myself as possible but I do often wonder if I'm portraying the life of someone I'm not... 
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Dreamy Mint Green Velvet

~ Dreamy Mint Green Velvet ~

Its official, I've found thee dreamiest jacket known to man. In the past I thought I'd purchased some dreamy items of clothing, but nothing comes close to this mint green velvet kimono I treated myself too over the weekend. It may have been a ~little~ on the pricy side, but with a little help from my friend (& her 10% student discount) I finally made this mine... Topshop does throw up some gems, doesn't it!
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Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Pop of Pink (& White) for Summer

~ A Pop of Pink (& White) for Summer ~
 
Now in Summer, you ~tend~ to have your arms/hands on show more often - well for me anyway, who is incredibly warm blooded and always hot. With this, you do become more aware of your nails. In summer (or end of spring as it is now) I love to constantly switch up my nail colours, this being for a whole load of reasons. The main being that fact that a large majority do not last huge lengths of time and for me, I find painting my nails so incredibly relaxing, do you agree with me? I love to sit down on my sofa and really take my time to paint them - plus its a bonus when you have a clear excuse not to do anything for the next hour 'my nails are drying, I don't want to smudge them!' Today I wanted to talk about 2 nail shades I think will be perfect for the summery months, a tippex-like pure white and a the closes colour to 'Barbie pink' I have ever come across... 
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Little Lighter

 ~ A Little Lighter ~
 
Its happened again. Summer has come around and BAM I want blonde in my hair.. so what did I do? Yes you guest it, I went to the hairdressers! So, you can say I have gone a 'little lighter' - As well as dressing lighter and the evenings being a whooole lot lighter, my hair can now join the list. Life generally hasn't been too bad lately.
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Getting That Glow Back in My Skin

~ Getting That Glow Back in My Skin ~
 
Now I've never had the best skin. If you've read more than one post on this blog, you will probably know that I have suffered from acne during my teenage years. Being at the ripe old age of 20 now, I still do get the odd spot, but I do seem to have shaken off the large majority of the spots - but my skin can seem dull from time to time. Having used this little treasure by REN for the past month or so, I've noticed a big difference in my skin.. now let me tell ya aaaall about it...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Why You Should NEVER Stick To One Style.

~ Why You Should NEVER Stick To One Style ~

I was in two minds whether I should post this photo. It can be annoying can't it, your self-confidence. I seem to be fine for ages and then sudddenly I'm paranoid about the way I look, the way I dress and how I look to other people. Anyway, in a complete attempt to gain my self confidence back - not that it has gone all together (may just be this week haha!) I wanted to chat about style, how you shouldn't or should at least try not to stick to one style - how its good to reinvent yourself sometimes - well, how like to change my style up, push myself to wear something out of the ordinary and really challenge my usually style.
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

This Week | Likes, Try-Outs & Repurchases.

~ This Week | Likes, Try-Outs & Re-Purchases ~

Let's do a little round up shall we? As it is seems to only be mid- May, it didn't feel right somehow doing a favourites post. I thought instead, I'd put together everything I've loved, tried out and repurchased lately. This being some makeup bits, one (let's say) slight pointless purchases and a few bits in between. I've bought peonies, I've created those #flatlays and I'm about to talk through this week's hits (and misses)
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

One From The Colour Palette

~ One From The Colour Palette ~
 
Is there anything more summery than yellow? When the sun starts to shine, I don't think there is a better colour to dress in then the colour that best mimics the sunshine. Having always been a fan of bright colours, I am always tempted by yellow. Whilst always being a magpie when it comes to silver, I tend to always be drawn into the bright yellow hues. 
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Friday, 12 May 2017

Health Kicks | Kiwi & Pomegranate Pancakes

~ Health Kicks | Kiwi & Pomegranate Pancakes ~
 
When it is gloomy outside and you have the day off work (oh and it is Friday may I add), what is thee best breakfast you can make yourself? PANCAKES. Having bought an actual, real life cookbook a few weeks ago, I've told myself I need to start knowing how to cook things properly and that I have done. Of course, pancakes are the easiest things to make. I have known how to cook them since I was about 5. But, I wanted to learn how tp make them healthier, what toppings work best.. how to make the most of them. So, from the book Eat Beautiful (which is thee most amazingly extra book I own) I made Kiwi Pancakes, using healthier ingredients and tasty toppings..
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Let's Try Dungarees

~ Let's Try Dungarees ~

I've always been on the fence when it comes to dungarees. Will I look like the chic, that-girl-got-STYLE person I so desperately wish I was.. or will I instantly become Bob the Builder-esque. This is something I did stress about upon ordering this ASOS piece. On the model, it suited her but on me it could've been a different story.. luckily I feel I got away with it, but I did have my doubts. Do I become the chic girl I had hoped for, or do I look like I should jumper on a digger and reach for the hard hat? Answer on a postcard.
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Monday, 8 May 2017

Snippets of.. York

~ Snippets of.. York ~

At the start of the year I had a list in my head of places I wanted to see, places in Britain I had endlessly scrolled past on Pinterest that I should and had to visit. Beginning of last month I ticked Edinburgh off my list and this month, I've ticked York off. In my head it was crammed full of sandstone buildings and little cafes - and that is exactly what it turned out to be.. which is basically my idea of heaven. Over the weekend just gone I took a trip up north to the historic city with my auntie and took some snippets for you all to see... enjoy!
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Thursday, 4 May 2017

RED: The Power Shade

~ RED: The Power Shade ~

There is something about red isn't there. The minute the bright hue touches my lips I feel a surge of power. It may be cliché in some sense, but its true, red does bare a lot of power. Red lipstick has always been a love of mine, its eye catching, it adds that #GirlBoss vibe to any outfit.. it can even transform you instantly into a wannabe Parisian when wearing the right type of striped top. Red is the most dramatic on the colour chart, its worn to be seen and my god do I love it.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

My Prettiest Spring Frock


~ My Prettiest Spring Frock ~

Due to my rather ~excessive~ spending at the moment, I feel like I have quite a large back log of outfits I haven't shown on this blog yet. Take todays outfit for example, I actually wore this over a week ago when I went shopping with my mum, but its taken me till now to show you... It consists of one of the loveliest dress I own, my treasured trench coat and some silver pumps that are like heaven on my feet. Mix all this together and you get an outfit that some people say (cough *my mum* cough) is a little too overdressed for a shopping trip or other people say (cough *me* cough) is perfectly fine for a day out.. please welcome the prettiest frock I own!
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Friday, 28 April 2017

You're Such a Wannabe.

~ You're Such a Wannabe ~

Now I don't know about you, but whenever I put together an outfit that consists of mostly black, a blazer and humongous sunglasses, my first thought is Victoria Beckham.. or rather a very wannabe style VB. LOL. Probably look nothing like her but that's what I think.. may or may not be thee biggest Spice Girls fan - why else would I have named a blog post with the lyrics one of their songs (or rather, a line from the song, isn't it ginger who shouts you're such a wannabe?!) Anyway, whether I'm dressed like Queen V herself or just plain old Lisa, here's an outfit I've worn recently!
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Style Picks & Additions: SPRING


~ Style Picks & Additions: SPRING ~
It has only just dawned on me that I've done a hell of a lot of shopping lately. I wouldn't say my bank balance is unhealthy, its just not very well at the moment.. basically I need to chill out a bit when it comes to handing my bank card over in shops. But casting aside the poorly bank balance, I have a whole load of clothes to show you; my 'Style Additions' as I've so casual called it in this post. Here's a few bits I've picked up from Spring 2017 as well as an old favourite that's making its official comeback.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Transitioning PROPERLY Into Spring/ Summer.

~ Transitioning PROPERLY Into Spring/ Summer ~

I don't know if you have noticed, but the sun has began to shine more frequently lately.. can we ~officially~ call it Spring? It may be Spring on paper but you could be mistaken for it being mid- November at times. BUT, it as been a little warmer and a little bright as of late, therefore my wardrobe needs to transition.. properly. I'm talking taking out all the thick knits, pushing the darks to the side and welcoming in the bright yellows. My wardrobe, this weekend had a completely overhaul and boy am I feelin' good right!
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

How I Went About Tackling My Acne.

~ How I Went About Tackling My Acne ~
 
If we were all fortunate to be blessed with skin as smooth and clear as the Kardashians, I wouldn't be writing this post. But, that's not how life is, is it?! Ever have those days were life get's to you and the only thought you have is 'If I were a Kardashian, I won't have to deal with this!' - Well I do. One of those 'things' we all unfortunately have to deal with at some stage is acne. That bloody acne. It may spring up during 'that' time of the month, it may be a continuous thing. It may have come and gone, or it may not have even started yet. Whatever box you tick, its never nice. 
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Monday, 17 April 2017

My Everyday Makeup + Cruelty Free Update

~ My Everyday Makeup + Cruelty Free Update ~
 
Well, well. Its been a while since I've done a proper, all out makeup post - makeup just doesn't seem to float my boat much anymore. Of course, I do still wear it, but buy it? I'd rather buy a new pair of shoes. But, what I have been sticking too when a makeup purchase is made, is that it is cruelty free. Back in Feb 2016, I did this blog post and every since, when a makeup post has been done or if I've spoken about makeup in general, I've probably mentioned I've stop buying from brands that test on animals. As you can see in this post, my make up bag isn't completely cruelty free yet - I'm still using up some products (because this gal aint made of money to buy everything again) but if I have needed to make a purchase, its been a cruelty free one. So, in todays post I just wanted to have a general chat, what's new in my bag, what I like to use for everyday and what's on the list for when my bank balance is a little bit healthier.. enjoy!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Favourite Posts of the Last Three Months

~ Favourite Posts of the Last Three Months ~
 
Who doesn't like a round up. I thought I'd have a retrospective look back at the first quarter of 2017 through my blog posts. Of course, this isn't a true representation of my life, if fact my life is way more boring and non-existent; just imagine a groundhog-day routine of waking up a 7.30am, working, coming home, wasting time on the internet and going to bed.. WOW. If I were to blog about that I doubt not very many people would be interested, so I'll look back at the photos I've taken, the questions I've asked and answered as well as some outfit's I've put together.. because my life at the weekend does get exciting sometimes...!

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Three Dresses & A Whole Lotta Sunshine


 ~ Three Dresses & A Whole Lotta Sunshine ~
 
 I'll admit, I can be very British when it comes to the weather. Forever am I commenting if its sunny, if its cloudy and boy do I say a lot when its raining. Over the weekend, Britain was blessed with the beauty of sunshine, and did we go made as a nation? of course we bloody did! Sunday morning, I woke up to the sun shining, so on went my brand new floral dress and I basked in the warmth.. ok I'll admit, as I live in N. Wales, it quickly went cloudy and it was back to square one.. but that's not the point, there is hope there, spring is starting! So, as the weather is starting to pick up, its officially dress season. I've kindly been sent some beautiful dresses from Boohoo as a part of their Mini Midi Maxi campaign, so as the weather picks up, I'll show you how I have styled and plan on styling some uh-mazing material.. keep reading to see vanity at its highest! hahaha.
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Snippets of.. Edinburgh

~ The Last Couple of Days in.. Edinburgh ~

A those holiday blues. Those holiday blues have very much kicked in as I write this. Last Thursday, me and one of my oldest friends took a girly trip to Edinburgh for a few days (If you follow any of socials, soz for the spam oxo) It was genuinely such a lovely trip away, one we will both remember for a long time. Personally, I'd never been to Scotland ever, so when looking for places to go for our planned trip it was very much top - my mum had visited a few years back and told us it was worth the visit.. she wasn't wrong! So, without further ado, let me briefly talk you through some beautiful places we ticked off over the two and a bit days we were in the Scottish capital.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A Gratitude List: March 2017

 ~ A Little Gratitude for March ~

Every now and again, I think its important to be grateful. Realise all the great things in life, because how easy is it to focus on the negatives? For todays post I thought I'd look back at the month prior and list a few great things that have happened in the 31 days of the month. I have done of these kinds of posts before, end of last year to be exact, were I listed a few happenings from October 2016. Now, let me tell you about March 2017 - it wasn't the best, work-wise, but overall I have a hell of a lot to be grateful for.
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Monday, 3 April 2017

A Different Combination

~ A Different Combination ~

Before I start, I really have to apologies if I look ever so slightly awkward in these photos (not that I'm ever relaxed when taking photos of myself lol) but all the same, I'm sorry. As you can see, I ventured outside to take these photos, all the way to my back garden. Now, if you can see, behind me are some gates which lead to our driveway and to the left of the gates is a wooden fence. Well, behind the wooden fence is our next door neighbours garden.. Moral of the story is, as I was taken photos I was getting more and more paranoid they were going to suddenly walk into there back garden and see me prancing about in front a camera that's on a 10 second timer HAHA. Worst still that one of my family suddenly walks up the driveway wanting a chat.. now how the hell would I explain what I'm doing, huh?! ANYWAY, neither happened but I stayed paranoid, what's new... Right, let's talk about my outfit shall we?! ...
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Out With The Old Face Cream.. In With The New.

~ Charlotte Tilbury Vs Neals Yard ~

Ding ding ding, its the battle of the face creams. In the blue corner is Neal Yard. The distractive blue pot, a brain child started in the 80's, its organic, its cruelty-free, but will it do the trick? In the red corner is Charlotte Tilbury. The dream for all. With its pretty packaging, genius blends and kickass names; will this all rounder really prove its full of magic or will it fall by the waist side... Its Covent Garden Vs London itself. Its the battle of the century, ding ding its ROUND ONE..
 
For todays post I thought I'd do a little review and comparison between my newly finished Magic Cream and my recently purchased Rose & Mallow cream. I find face cream to be one of the most important elements to every routine, its the layer that can fix, replenish and give your skin that much needed longevity. Whether you are 15 or 50, I think it is so important to moisturise your face. Of course, finding the perfect cream can be tricky. With so much in the market, it can be daunting but if like me, you have normal to oily skin, these two products may just be ones to keep an eye out for. So, without further ado, I'll give some pointer and highlights I've found from using up the Magic Cream and recently starting the Rose & Mallow cream. Leeeet's go folks!
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Permanent Return of the Light Wash

~ The Permanent Return of the Light Wash ~

Is there anything more spring-like then an injection of whitewash/ light wash denim.. well for me there certainly isn't. There used to be a time were I never quite felt I could pull off light jeans. I always seemed to feel uncomfortable in them and ~never~ had the right shoes to match. Well, rewind a little while (well a few seasons) and now I majestically never seem to even think to turn to black skinnies much anymore.. that's a turn up for the books! So, over last weekend, as the sun shone bright in the sky, out came the trusty whitewash and I wore the least amount of clothes I've worn all year - I didn't even need a big coat YAS.
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Monday, 27 March 2017

A Saturday Celebrating Mothers Day.


~ A Saturday Celebrating Mothers Day ~

YAY. THE SUNSHINE IS BACK. YAY. As the clock ticked over to 12am on Saturday night, quickly were they needing to be turned forward one hour - and so a whole country breathed a sigh of relief (even if you were sleeping at the time - you probably smiled!) because its officially Spring time! Now we welcome lighter evening and endless ~blog-taking~ possibilities! In connection to this, the sun most definitely put his hat on on Saturday, as you'll be able to see in this blog post, our smiles definitely show our happiness.. my sunglasses made their 2017 debut as me and my family celebrated Mothers Day, as day earlier - there were smiles all around....
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

LIVE FIRST, BLOG LATER.


~ LIVE FIRST, BLOG LATER ~

Is this something that can get to you too; you have a weekend enjoying yourself, living a semi-carefree life, not thinking of work or any major stress (-because really nothing majorly stressful happens at the weekend does it HAHA) and then BOOM. You suddenly run out of time to blog. You have no photos or evidence of your time having fun. Then the guilt creeps in. What was the point in all fun if you haven't got a photo to Instagram? Of course, from my point of view, none of this is my job. I don't make money from blogging/ social media. My livelihood doesn't rely on a few snaps of a perfume or lipstick. SO, why can I feel guilty if all listed below happens. Why do we all at times feel a guilt or an annoyance if we didn't document our time enjoying ourselves...
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Blogger Classics | 3 Lush Reviews

~ Blogger Classics | 3 Lush Reviews ~

Ahh Lush, the ultimate blogger shop full of blissful smells and delights. Even if you don't like the occasional bath, you've probably been into a Lush shop and smelt all bath melts or been chatted to by one of the colleagues about some wonder scrub for your legs and arms. Even like me, you have probably watched endless short videos on Instagram of people slowly dropping a bath bomb into water and aaaall the colours bubbling away... that shit is satisfying. Anyway, in the true spirit of blogging, I've put together a post that I've been working on for a good 3 weeks now - trying out various bath bombs/ melts in order to tell you actually what I think of them.
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Friday, 17 March 2017

That Day-Old-Hair Problem

~ That Day Old Hair Problem ~
 
I say that 'day' old hair problem, but what I really mean is 'that *insert number of days before hair becomes greasy* problem'. If you're a person who's hair can last perfectly fine looking for more than a day or two I salute you, because this gal certainly can't!.. For me, I wash my hair every other day, I would wash it every day but truthfully it would go so so dry and flat so, 4 ish times a week it usually is for me. Today I wanted to chat about my ways of keeping my hair look ok (ish) when its a day old, so the days when I am fully planning on washing it that evening.. but I have a whole day at work/ out to look presentable for first. Ahhh yet another joy of being a girl, eh?! ...
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Time For Another Spa Day?

 ~ Another Spa Day for Lisa ~

Aaaaaand relax. It seems, as I'm sat here now, brain frazzled from a day at work, Monday's Spa day is a distant memory. It's not often we experience full blown relaxation is it. Where you have absolutely zero worries, no stresses or things to do.. just lie back, breath in the aromatherapy oils and just take in the atmosphere. It all sounds very dramatic, but seriously spa days are the best, aren't they? So, let me reminisce about my splendid start to the week in one beauty of a spa.. aaaand breath (again).
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Baggy Trousers

~ BAGGY TROUSERS ~

If there were ever a pair of trousers that were so out there (for me) that you start to seriously question if you're cool enough to pull them off.. this stripped pair of trousers would me them. Yes they are bold, yes they are eye-catching and yes they may be a funny fit - but you know what, I bloody love them! So, in my quest to 'tone-down' my wardrobe this year, I have failed spectacularly. But who gives a damn, I have a new pair of trousers that are v cool.. even if I'm not!!!
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Bedroom Additions: Prints & Pictures


~ Bedroom Additions: Prints & Pictures ~

Today I wanted to chat about little bedroom additions I've made over the past few months, these little additions being in the form of prints & pictures I've accumulated from both online and in store. I feel with the rise of Instagram & blogging, having prints with quirky patterns or quotes are a must. Of course, these kinds of art have been around for as long as anyone can remember, but recently I've seen prints similar pop up on everywhere on social media platforms. So, I wanted to show you my little collection I have dotted around my bedroom at present. These include 2 prints and 2 cards (essentially) that I use has prints, of course they have the uplifting words and pretty colours, but really what more do you need in prints, eh?! They certainly make my bedroom that bit nicer!

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Monday, 6 March 2017

9/5

~ 9/5 ~

Today, as I write this, I felt in a reflective mood. At present, I'm working in an office, as you may know (I've mentioned this countless times before!) but soon this big girl job is coming to an end.. in around 5/6 months, I'm quitting my full time job and going to University. This being something I wouldn't have even thought about 2 years ago, but hey hoo, things change. And because my job is coming to an end and I'm throwing myself back into education; I wanted to write a little piece about how much I've benefited from working full time straight from school. Both the good things and the not-so-good realities of skipping the part that all your friends did - working 9 to 5, as Dolly Parton sings has been my life for a year and a half.. here's my view as a 20 year old on what it was like not going down the traditional university route straight away..
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Friday, 3 March 2017

ROSA

~ ROSA ROSA ~

When I intend to post an outfit post on a Friday, when I go to write said post it always feel like a life time away since I've taken the post.. oh the joys of your only chance to take photos of any kind being on weekends. Anyway, in keeping with this, these photos are from way back when.. well last Saturday. A few post back I went into great detail about how I have seriously LOVED pink lately, like loved it more then when I was 5 years old. Well, in keeping with this love I dressed in the top I mentioned in that post. Adding in my new pink trainers which I think are absolutely fab and some white wash denim... told ya I love pink! 
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Things To Get Ticked Off The List.

 ~ Things To Get Ticked Off The List ~
 
Now there are some things I need to do. Nothing really that important, nothing life-changing, just bits and bobs I need to get ticked off my list that will make my life significantly more organised. Of course in the true spirit of blogging I'm going to tell you all ALL ABOUT THEM. Why not make a list and chat to you about these things, it'll help me mentally unload and you can read something to procrastinate further haha! I'll tell ya now though folks, these probably aren't all that enlightening but oh well.. here are a few things I needing ticking off in the coming weeks... then I can stop complaining to myself I'm being unorganised, this gurl is sorting herself OUT.
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Monday, 27 February 2017

Let's Talk Hair Care..

~ Let's Talk Hair Care.. ~

Hair care, as vital has nail care, as vital has skin care.. ah being a female is a lot of work. Today I thought I'd chat to you how I maintain my locks. I'll admit, as the moment I'm not 100% happy with the colour of my hair.. let's just say, that red colour I had in it before Christmas, its been an absolute b.i.t.ch to dye over. BUT, I will say the condition of my hair is very good at present. So, here are a few tips & tricks to maintaining health hair, well for me over hear who has not necessarily thick hair, there's just a lot of it .. enjoy!
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Likes & Loves of London Fashion Week

~ Likes & Loves of London Fashion Week 2017 ~

Now, I'm going to be the first blogger (a certainly not the last) to write about London Fashion Week. Its like thee pinnacle of fashion. Its every girls dream, well mine anyway. Of course, I doubt I'll ever make it up any ladder high enough to be able to sit through a show, but for now I have Vogue to scroll through and lust after for the next season. So in keeping with this, I thought I chat a little about different labels/ pieces of clothes or pattern that I've caught my eye. Garments that, if I ~somehow~ won any kind of lottery, would total be in my wardrobe! ..
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

She Looks Too Pure To Be Pink..

~ ''She Looks Too Pure To Be Pink.. '' Rizzo, Grease [1978] ~

I've always been a fan of pink. Of course I have I'm a girl, duh (lol please sense the sarcasm in that sentence) Anyway, I am incredibly stereotypical and have actually grown up as a girly girl. Of course I went through a faze when I was 13 of only wearing navy adidas tracksuits but still, generally I've been a pink girl. Over the years, my love for it has dipped in and out of the volume of pink in wardrobe. Its dipped a little recently, because yano its been Christmas and its practically the law that everyone love red.. so pink has taken a back seat. But recently, Spring has shown teeny weeny signs of reappearing and so has my love for pink... So, I thought I'd show and talk through how I've transitioned from Mrs Claus to a Pink Lady from Grease and the clothes that have helped me to so recently...
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Monday, 20 February 2017

Will We Remember Our Digital Memories?

~ Will We Remember Our Digital Memories? ~
 
I often think about this. With every Instagram that I post. With every blog post that comes and goes... Will I remember this? With every memory created and subsequently posted online, it can seem as soon as it is posted its quickly pushed aside, the world has seen your coffee from that quirky coffee shop, the world has seen you posing by the Eiffel tower.. but they quickly fall down the Insta feed.. these memories are quickly drowned out by an influx of new daily memories. This is what scares me slightly, me being an avid scrap-booker, I have seen since I've grown to use the internet more and more over the years, I often forget to even open my scrapbook. I can go weeks at times without even printing off a single picture. I'm so often taking and posting photos but for what? For me to selfishly show off what I'm doing? Showing off the life I lead? I can feel I'm taking photos purely for other peoples benefit, not to treasure for myself.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

Mirror Mirror We Meet Again..

~ Mirror Mirror We Meet Again.. ~

So I don't know if you remember a few weeks ago when I posted this outfit post, it was in a less conventional way to my usually corner, I took all the photos from, well, my mirror. Which, I'll admit is a little amateurish for the great scale of blogging nowadays, but I'm still a supremely novice-blogger compared to the utter #GIRLBOSSES that this community has.. so I continued and took the photos in my mirror and thought they turned out ok! This is the second instalment of 'Lisa poses in a mirror' which includes 2 new purchases; one being very sensible and one being, let's say not to everyone's taste.. weeeeell, everyone's style is different isn't it!
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Taking a Step Back in Blogging Can Move You Forward.

~ Taking a Step Back in Blogging Can Move You Forward.. ~


Now I've seen this a lot lately. It seems a lot of people in the blogosphere, one time or another, have taken some sort of break. That be a few days, a few months (or some go full Ed Sheeran and don't go on social media for a full year) More and more do I see comments of people thinking blogging is not what it used to be. That its becoming overwhelming or saturated. Personally, I haven't been around these parts long enough to quiet grasp this thesis. It only been about 2 years really I've had my feet fully in blogging waters and to me that really is not long enough to see any kind of change. But, what I want to focus on in this post is tackling the positives of taking a break. Whether it be working in a Social media free Sunday rule or fully drawing yourself away for it for a bit, in my opinion, it can really help move you forward... if you let it.
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Monday, 13 February 2017

OH?! Its Valentines Day Tomorrow.

 ~ OH?! Its Valentines Day Tomorrow ~
 
Now I'm not trying to be one of those bitter people, I'm by no means one of those girls who thinks valentines is a massive waste of time and is wayyy too commercialised (well I am slightly) I just have never been in a serious enough relationship where I have ever celebrated Valentines Day. For me it is simply the 14th of February HAHA. Of course, if I were with someone, I'd expect the full display of  roses and champagne truffles.. but that day as not come yet. So, in true singleton style I thought I comprise a blog post around alternatives to celebrate the 14th. Personally, I always find the date quite funny because I'm fully convinced I'll be alone forever, but for you all out there who want a distraction, I have a couple of suggestions...
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Friday, 10 February 2017

Snippets Of My Day In .. Chester.

~ A Day in Chester.. ~

Aaaaah retail therapy, the oldest trick in the book to instantly life your mood (and give yourself a great excuse to take the day off from work) Boy, I love shopping. I know I know, I'm materialistic, but this is my first proper shopping trip of the year, so its fully justified that I spend a ~little~ bit more then I should of.. its two days later and I still can't muster up the courage to check my bank (thing I'll just wait till my next pay day haha) ANYWAY, despite me being in a state of guilt-ridden-because-of-over-spending - I actually had a lovely day walking around Chester and having the most uh-mazing food.. so here's a few snippets of the day!
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