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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Topshop Christmas OOTD

I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas week and fully indulging in the festive goodness. This Christmas has been the most relaxing I've had in so many years... no January exams to stress about and no long hours working in retail over the festive period. Instead of getting super dressed up on Christmas Day for what is always just a 'sitting in/eating food/drinking wine' day, I went for a more casual (and arguably not festive at all) look... it's just not comfortable wearing a tight dress or skirt through Christmas dinner! I picked up this floral wrap-around top from Topshop last month (similar items linked below) and paired it with a Topshop white cami underneath and a pair of wet-look jeans from Oasis.


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Last Minute Stocking Fillers

With these past few months being completely hectic for me, I decided to take a break for a few weeks (which turned into a few months) away from the online fashion/beauty world that fascinates me to no end. Just yesterday I finished my last test for uni and with no January exams to stress about over the Christmas break, it's the perfect time to get back into what I enjoy most. *happy-face*
I've been spending my new-found freedom (since this morning.. lol) scoping the Internet to see what little beauty/fashion/accessory pieces I could find that I could include in this post. All of the pieces below are things that I'd either 100% recommend or would LOVE to receive myself and links to all products are included as always.


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Missguided Christmas Essentials

After having a peek through the Missguided website I remember why it's always been my 'go-to' for the Christmas season. SO many beautiful, sparkly pieces that are just perfect for winter and just what I need in my wardrobe this time of year. It's always a pain to narrow down your shopping basket to a 'reasonable' amount to spend, although I've somehow managed to get my favourite items down to just a handful. I should also mention that Missguided are doing 25% student discount at the moment (they always have amazing deals) so definitely head over and have a look! Below I've listed some of my favourite pieces...

I'd love to know if you liked any of these pieces and are there any other websites you'd recommend for 'party season'? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks so much for reading xx

Ciara Rose

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Autumn-Winter Yankee Candles

It's finally my favourite time of year again. Although I do appreciate the milder weather in the Summer months, I can't help but count down the days every year 'til it's officially September again, and therefore it is finally acceptable to pull out the chunky knits, knee high boots and visit Yankee Candle a ridiculous amount of times to see what new and exciting scents they have to offer. Hallowe'en & Christmas candle shopping is up there with my favourite things to do. Sad, I know.

I had always been a fan of the large or medium sized jars in Yankee.. but when there are so many scents to choose from and some candles don't necessarily have the same scent when they are burnt, I figured it would be best to opt for the votives this time. Priced at £1.80 and providing up to 15 hours of fragrance each, I think they're incredible value for money and a great idea for testing out the scent before forking over £20 out of your pocket for a candle you mightn't end up liking.


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

25% off Bare Minerals: Look Fantastic SALE

In all honesty, this year's Christmas/Boxing day sales didn't impress or excite me as much as previous years. I searched through all of my favourite websites, both fashion and beauty.. and the only one that really stood out to me was Look Fantastic , which is actually where I purchased the majority of my post-christmas sales goodies last year. I'd highly recommend you have a look at their offerings if you're a student on a budget or if you're bank balance is running low after Christmas. A brand whose price points are reasonably discounted on Look Fantastic is Bare Minerals , and there is quite a good selection to choose from.. so it's definitely worth your while to have a look. I'll list my favourite picks below and of course leave links so you can purchase some of your must-haves or maybe even some new products to try and test! 

Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie Lipsticks

RRP: £17.00
Look Fantastic Price: £12.75

At £12.75, these lipsticks are giving MAC a run for their money. I'd confidently say that the quality of these beat some Chanel and YSL lipsticks that I own. The formula is super creamy and long-lasting. I often wear one of my favourite shades 'Live Large' on a long day of work or at an all-day event and I rarely need to re-apply throughout the day. I'd definitely recommend!


Sunday, 27 December 2015

What I Wore: Christmas & Boxing Day

It's so hard to believe that Christmas is over already! I felt as though I haven't had time to properly enjoy the festive weeks building up to Christmas as I've been so busy.. it's usually my favourite few weeks of the year, but this year it seemed to just come out of nowhere, and now it's over. Complaining aside, I'm very much looking forward to the New Year. There's so many things I want to do and I've set plans that I'm pretty optimistic about. 

Honestly, there aren't many things in this world that bring me as much joy as shopping for Christmas clothes.. or just shopping in general. I'm an absolute magpie to anything glittery, sparkly, gold, silver, sequinned.  I purchased this gold sparkly skirt from Warehouse just last week (and in the meantime it has dropped in price to £30.. run! ) - it's the perfect addition to my Christmas/winter wardrobe . I'd actually pull this out any time of the year and pair with a lighter coloured top and bare legs for a more spring appropriate look. The black lace top is from  Topshop and is a new favourite of mine as I adore anything with flute sleeves since they first became popular this AW season . Plus, high necks are completely my thing right now, although with this piece being so popular, stock in store and online didn't last long and it's completely sold out :-(. These two items paired with heeled knee high boots , MAC 'Ruby Woo' lipstick and a sparkly eye is perfect for this festive time of year.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Missguided: Christmas Party Outfits

Missguided  has got to be one of my all time favourite online fashion stores, not just for the festive season, but all year round. For such reasonable prices, I always manage to find some absolute gems.. and this year is no different. Sparkle and sequins are usually at the front line of the fashion world at Christmas time, and Missguided have seriously upped their game with the appearance of lots of velvet pieces, not to mention the amazing selection of shoes and boots (for very little £££) - make sure to keep an eye out for boosted student discount codes too.. I actually got these pieces for 30% off recently.. there are always new codes being added!

I ordered this jumpsuit with the intention of wearing it to a winter graduation as I didn't want to opt for a dress and bare legs, so I thought something like this would do the job.. (we've all had rain-related tan disasters!) At first glance online, I absolutely fell in love. I think the red and cream lace is just perfect for the Christmas season - it's super elegant and classy. So maybe if you've got an event this year (or even for New Years Eve), this would be a great option, although I'd definitely recommend ordering one size up! Although it looks fine in the photo, I hadn't got it zipped up at the back - it was just too tight so sadly I had to send it back for a refund, and by that time, if I had ordered the next size it wouldn't have arrived in time.. gutted. Luckily I managed to find a back-up dress in Warehouse that I'm going to pair with black knee high heeled boots and a cream coat.
(P.S. There's a limited size range of this jumpsuit still available, link as follows;

I ordered this next dress for a Christmas party recently as I wanted something a bit different from the usual style of dresses in the high street stores. The suede effect and criss-cross detail is what persuaded me to buy it, and it definitely did not disappoint when it arrived! It is super, super soft and comfortable, and the burgundy shade is definitely appropriate for this time of year. The midi length is what I adore about the dress as it flatters my shape and is the perfect length for my height (I'm just over 5'9). I paired it with these strappy heels, a statement necklace and a dark nude lip which actually looks more red/plum in the photo below.. (all make-up details listed underneath). Also, I should mention that unlike the jumpsuit, I'd actually recommend ordering your true size for this dress - I ordered a size up and it was slightly too big around my tummy. 
(Link as follows; Missguided Faux Suede Cross Front Midi Dress - RRP £35, also limited sizes available!)

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