Autumn and Winter Style

Today I was siting in my house absolutely freezing so I looked for something warm to put on and realised I don’t actually have many jumpers and general warm clothing. This means a shopping trip is due!

Im going to share with you 5 looks for Autumn/Winter.

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Jumper £10 Amazon  Jeans £92 J Brand  Hat £54 Selfridges  

Bag £47 Sole Society  Nail polish £16 NARS  Lipstick £10 Witchery

This look it super casual and cute but has a little hint of Christmas with the green chunky knit sweater (which is actually mens!) matched with the red lips and nails.

Boots are always a must in winter! Plus you can wear fluffy socks and nobody will know.

The black wooly hat is a cute accessory and will also keep you warm. I always do for one with a bobble so it looks less sporty and more chic.I always go for a backpack (this one is vegan!) so I can be more hands free.

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Skirt £231 Alexa Chung   Top £200 PS by Paul Smith   Tights £7.91 HOTTOPIC
Scarf £28 Wilsons Leather    Boots £42 YOINS  
Bag £1,810 Saint Laurent    Nail polish £3.16 HOTTOPIC

This outfit is perfect for people who like Halloween but don’t want to be in fancy dress.

The black and orange together screams Halloween and have you seen those tights! They are so cute but also subtle.Match with black accessories and add a scarf for additional warmth and you are ready to go!

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Dress £99 John Lewis     Tights £3 Primark      
Boots £131 Boomingdales   Scarf £300 Burberry
Work clothes don’t have to be all black during the colder seasons you can add colour but keep it professional. I love nudes paired with black during these seasons for a more earthy tone. Colour blocking always works wonders and looks smart. You can add a scarf for extra warmth when traveling to and from work and a printed scarf for extra style.
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Dress £87 ChiChi London    Tights £3 Primark   Bag £20 ROMWE
Heels £235 Jimmy Choo    Lipstick £17 Too Faced    
Palett £46 Laura Mercier 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! It is perfect for a christmas party. Stylish enough to be out for drinks with friends but also smart enough if it’s a work party.  The dress is beautiful and a little shine from a statement bag is a must. Statement shoes are good too but only have one or the other never both! Keep your make up neutral and you will be the Belle of the Ball!
rainy-daysJumper £12 THE HUT    Leggings £8 Select    Boots £180 UGG
There is nothing worse than being cold on a rainy day, so chuck on a pair of black leggings and a big warm jumper and stay indoors! Throw on some UGG boots for that extra comfort. There is nothing wrong with keeping it simple, especially if you’re going to have a day to yourself (aka Netflix binge).
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*All images created by EleanaJane
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Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb

Being well into Autumn and Halloween just around the corner I realised I best start reviewing the Lush products for this season. So up first is Autumn Leaf bath bomb!

This bath bomb really appealed to me when I saw it in the store, it’s not like the standard spooky halloween products that are released. You can already see the colours that run through it before it has even touched the water. It really is a beautiful ballistic.

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Sharing its scent with Grass Shower Gel and bubble bar this bath bomb holds a very fresh, outdoorsy, earthy scent with a combination of neroli, sandalwood and maple sap it really is calming.

Lush have really upped their game recently and the stories that their products tell are just wonderful. The story of Autumn Leaf is the colour change in leaves between Summer and Autumn.

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Autumn Leaf is a flow fizzer and because of its shape it floats on the water keeping its shape for longer. It spills out greens, yellow, warm orange and red creating an almost ombre foam.

Over all I think this is one of the best Autumn bath bombs they have released.  I will for sure be grabbing a few of these before the end of the season and I hope it makes another appearance.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Bergamot Oil, Neroli Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Austro-Caledonicum, Maple Sap, Cream Of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Spring Green Lustre (Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 10), Red 4.

Price: £3.75

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Unconventional ways to use Lush products.

Im pretty sure by now that you guys know how much I love LUSH products and how upset I was when my Doctor told me that I had to give them a rest for a little while to see if it improved my eczema (which it didn’t). So I am now allowed to use them again so there will be load more LUSH posts/reviews coming up very soon.

This weekend was amazing for me because I have been invited to my local LUSH store for my first ever blogger event! I am so excited for this, it will be great to get a first look at the new upcoming Christmas range. I’m not going to lie to you I have already had a sneak preview and the products are absolutely Devine!

So in honour of being able to use LUSH again and my first blogger event I decided to tell you some of the unconventional ways that you can use their products.

1. Bath bombs make incredible air fresheners 

I keep all of my bath bombs in a basket but instead of keeping them stored in my bathroom I put them in my room. Just simply on a shelf or sometimes I put it on top of my wardrobe so they are a little more hidden. Alternatively if you have a shelf in your wardrobe leave you bath bombs there and you will get hit with the scent overtime you go to get ready.

Try and stick to one scent family though so you don’t have too many different scents at one time.
2. You can use shower gels in your washing 

I use shower gel in my washing instead of softener and it is sublime! My washing always smells unbelievable. Im currently using Rose Jam because I bought 6 litres last Christmas along side 3 other shower gels, so long story short I have a hell of a lot so I may as well use it somehow! Oh, and don’t worry about the softness of your clothes because the conditioning ingredients leave your clothes as soft as it does your skin.
3. Dusting powders in your laundry 

So this one is really good if you don’t want to use shower gel in the wash but still want to get that beautiful lush sent on you clothes. You will need a tumble dryer though!

Once your clothes are dry then add some dusting powder and put on for an addition 5 minutes. Only do this on dry clothes though as it can become clumpy and lighter colours are better as blacks can show up the powder as times. I use Fairy Dust or Silky Underwear for this but any will work fine.

4. Keep spiders at bay 

If you don’t like spiders this tip will be perfect for you. Spiders don’t like strong smelling herbs like mint and lavender. So if you sprits your room or entire home with the Dirty Body spray they will no longer invade!

I have carpet so I spritz some on there and let it soak in not only does it keep my room smelling fresh but NO SPIDERS!
I hope these tips will help you in one way or another. Keep an eye out for upcoming LUSH posts and thank you for reading 

Check out LUSH halloween range here.

 

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Another trip to Disney World?

Today I realised most people on my social media know this already but I haven’t told my blog friends, so as I am writing this post I have 223 days till I go back to the most magical place on earth! Yes, thats right! I am going back to Walt Disney World Florida and boy am I excited.

Obviously this is my favourite place to go in the world but this time it will be even more magical because I’m staying on site for the first time guys!

Right, I am going with my Boyfriend, it’s actually our first time away together in 2 years! We go on May 2nd 2017 and we are staying at Caribbean Beach Resort for 14 nights. We both have the dining plan, which by the way is incredible!

When you stay on site you get a magic band included. For anyone that does know what a magic band is, it is a wrist bang with a chip in it that is connected to your tickets. Its has a ticket symbol on it which is where the chip is located. You can use your magic band to get into the parks, for your fast passes, pay for meals with your dining plan, you can also connect your credit card to your magic band to pay for everything in the parks. The come in a range of colours and are water proof.

What I want you to do is head over to my Twitter page by clicking here and vote for what colour magic band I should get. The options are red, yellow, purple,green and grey. I won’t be including pink because I have that one already and I won’t be including orange because thats the colour my boyfriend is having. So go and get voting!

I will be posting more Disney updates, tips and ideas up until my trip. Oh one last thing I made a little video of my last trip photos is now up on my Youtube so click here to see that.

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Woman Crush Wednesday

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Meet Ashley! This incredible woman knows how much I think of her and how much I love her but she’s such a gem that I also want you guys to know!

Ashley is so glam, her wardrobe is to die for and her hair is out of this world! She has worked so hard to get an absolutely banging body. She loves cats and mermaids so that makes her a babe straight away but thats not the main reason that I love Ashley.

The main reason is that she is so real. She is a warrior. She is a lioness. She has fought with anxiety and some real hard struggles but she is getting better.  She doesn’t have far to go now and I am so bloody proud of her!

Ashley recently got a new job, a job which I personally thing is very suited to her and her personality.  I honestly think that being in a new environment will help Ashley see how wonderful she really is.

You can follow Ashley on Instagram by clicking here.

“Life is tough my Darling, but so are you”

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A story I want to tell

This may seem like a mood killer post but it’s how I’m feeling a kind of way right now and I want to write. This is about when I lost my mum, so if you don’t want to read this you dont have to but I need to tell my story, and I don’t think many people know this story. 

Let me start from the beginning, it was 2005, I was 13 and my mum and dad were being a bit weird. They called me into my little sisters room, and sat us both on the bed. They stood in front of us with this worried look on their faces. All I could think is ‘what have I done now?’ Then my mum crouched down our level, looked at us both and said, ‘I have Cancer’. I just sat there and stared at her for what felt like an hour but was really about a minute. I was in shock. Then the tears came, I would not stop crying. I didn’t even really know what the effects of cancer were but I know that people died from it and that was enough information for me.

My little sister didn’t cry, I don’t remember how she reacted because I was in shock but I know that she didn’t shed one tear that night, she was so young at 10 years old so she didn’t fully understand.

My mum asked why I was crying and I remember saying to her ‘are you going to die?’ which she replied ‘I promise you I will be fine’.

We carried on with our lives as normal, with the added hospital trip so mum could have Chemo. Anna and dad would go with her but I would always stay home. There were a few times that she was taken into hospital because things got a little bad but she soon came out.

We got through christmas that year and new year. Mum got involved as much as she could but she was very weak.

I went to Germany on a school trip and when I returned home I gave my mum a post card of Berlin which supposedly had a piece of the ‘real’ Berlin wall. We spent a few days together at home before I went back to school. We argued a lot in those few days, I’m not sure what over, probably something so small and silly. Something so irrelevant.

My sister and I came home from our first day back at school and my auntie was in my house, she told us that mum was taken into hospital again and she was there to look after us.

Dad came home later that night and he was alone, mum had to stay in the hospital. Time went on, I’m not sure how much time, but it left like weeks and mum never came out. My dad and my sister would go and visit her but I would always stay at home. Me and my dad would have massive arguments over it. I didn’t want to see my mum in hospital with tubes down her throat and hooked up to machines, but he knew it was important that I saw her.

A little while after my dad came home from the hospital one day and was very stressed but said mum was getting a little better. That night we got a phone call, I answered the phone and it was the hospital, they wanted to speak to my dad. Something was wrong and he went back down to the hospital. This hadn’t happened before, he had never rushed out to the hospital like that.

My little sister and I were left at home for a couple of hours then a couple of family friends walked though the back door of our house and told us to put a coat on and get in the car, I could tell that they had been crying. I don’t remember the car journey to the hospital, I do remember it was very quiet though, nobody spoke a word.

When we arrived on the ward that my mum was on we were taken into a room at the end of the ward, I remember looking around for my mum but I couldn’t see her.

The next part I remember so clearly, one of the family friends took us into the room where my dad was. I remember my dads face, his eyes were red and puffy, he had clearly been crying a lot and he was shaking so much. There were two grey hospital sofas in this room. We all sat down and that’s when he told us that our mum wasn’t going to make it through the week and we needed to say our goodbyes.

The next few days were so hard. Mum had been moved into a more private room and the limit on visitors was lifted. She always had loads of people around her and I know she would have been happy knowing everyone was there. My mum wasn’t asleep or anything like that, she was paralysed but she could move her eyes. So she saw us all there with her.

My dad was there 24/7 and my sister and I would be there every day but would sleep at home. Then there was one day that the whole family was there and all her close friends. Mother’s day was coming up so my sister wanted to read her the mother’s day card that we had got for her. Everyone left the room giving myself, my sister and my mum some time alone.

I couldn’t tell you a word that was in that card. The entire time my sister was reading I was just staring at my mum. She was laying there still, her eyes open. Then I saw the corners on her mouth turn up slightly forming a little smile on her face. Soon after followed her tears. I wiped them away for her and grabbed hold of her hand. How had my mum got like this? It was heartbreaking.

We said goodnight to her like we did every night, told her we loved her and then we went home for the night.

The next morning I got up first and went down stairs, I saw all my family and family friends in the lounge, said Good Morning to them and then continued into the kitchen. I knew it then, I knew she had passed away.  I had lost my mum forever.

I didn’t need anyone to confirm it to me because the whole family sitting in my lounge crying was conformation enough but my aunt came out to see me and actually tell me. I didn’t really react. I just walked up stairs into my dads room, he was laying in bed sobbing, I have never seen anyone so heart-broken in all my life. I got in next to his and we just cuddled and cried. Someone must have gone and woken up my little sister because about 5 minutes later she ran through the door in hysterics. It was then that I realised I needed to be brave and try to get them both through this.

I was devastated don’t get me wrong but something clicked in me, it was just what I thought was right or possibly my way of coping and I just left the room went and got my self dressed and went to the Nursery where I was doing my work experience that day. When they found out what had happened they sent me home of course but I felt like I needed to get on with my day and not cry.

I will end that there but I will go on to what happened after with me in another post. I’m not writing this for sympathy of anything like that, I know im not the only person that has been through this. It’s simply something that I think about a lot and just wanted to write it down.

Thanks for reading and your ongoing support! 

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Woman Crush Wednesday

This is my first Woman Crush Wednesday on EforElle and I have an incredible lady for you today!

collageDanielle Keens | Essex

I’ve known Danielle for about 7 years know and when we met she had pink hair! She is an incredible woman!

Danielle has worked so hard and has achieved so much that most don’t achieve in their 20’s. She works a job and has her own company where she makes and sells her hand made cross stitches you can buy these at www.crossstitchyoursoul.bigcartel.com.

She is covered in some of the most beautiful art work! Oh, and her bloody make up is a work of art too!

Danielle is a cat lover, well actually she’s an animal lover and a Vegan. She is a firm believer in equal rights and is strong minded when it comes to these subjects. She knows what she is talking about!

Danielle Keens you are divine and this is why you are my first WCW!

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Follow Danielle on Instagram!

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