Tuesday, 29 November 2016

It's the little things...

A couple of weeks ago, an email appeared in my inbox from James Viana, who make really beautiful and delicate jewellery; one thing which I especially love about James Viana is that they give 10% of their profits to charities which work on causes for women. They kindly sent me the .925 Sterling Silver Pendant which is studded with Cubic Zirconia gemstones. In general, I don't wear much jewellery, mainly just my watch and Links of London bracelet, but this pendant suits my style perfectly and is so delicate that it can be worn with anything without being overpowering. They also have provided you, my readers, with a 20% off voucher code to use before the end of the year! Just use 'JVBO20%' at the checkout; you can thank me later.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The skin detox with Facetox

*Disclaimer- I was actually wearing a towel in these photos, it just ended up cropped out* 
A few months ago, I asked Twitter (of course) what posts everyone wanted to see and most people said fashion, thus I embarked on a solely fashion-focused blog despite my post about Subclinical Acne remaining one of my most popular ever! 
I am still passionate about skincare and beauty in general; despite my method of applying eyeshadow being more finger-blending than using different brushes. Sorry bout it. When Facetox got in touch after reading my acne post and offered to send me their Extract, Pull and Detoxify kit to try out- how could I say no? 
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Night Music

Bonjour! So, last week was pretty alright, I finished off my latest unit of apprenticeship coursework, got some rather exciting blogger mail and finally sent off my university application for next year-eek! Since starting work full time in August, I have had so much time to think about what I want to do for the rest of my life, and have now applied for fashion communication and promotion courses across the country- which involves photography, styling and blogging so will definitely be the perfect course for myself. It was also a great week for music with Hello Operator debuting their EP and Blossoms releasing some new tracks; which really helped with livening up my daily commute to work!

Anyway, a few weeks ago Romwe got in touch about working together, and when I saw this silver skirt on their website how could I say no? You know how much I love silver (based on how often my silver boots grace this blog) but silver skirts are everywhere at the moment due to metallics being bang on trend for A/W, and I loved the A-line shape of the Romwe version. The skirt itself is a pretty good fit although and the quality is great for the price. I love the muted silver colouring and the fabric is quite thick so will hold its shape; it is also nicely lined. I further like the leather grain effect to the fabric, which makes it look more like the real thing!
Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Archive by Alexa

If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember how disappointed I was with the last Archive By Alexa collection at Marks and Spencer. However, when I saw the new collection, I instantly fell in love with so many of the pieces. In fact, I was there at 8.30am to be one of the first in Newcastle to try it on, which caused a small crowd of M&S staff to wait for me outside the changing rooms and ask me a lot of questions. I ended up getting three pieces from the collection, and obviously had to share them here!
Tuesday, 1 November 2016

You used to get it in your fishnets

First of all, Bisous, Holly Olivia has a new design by Pipdig. I am still tweaking a few things, but let me know what you think of the new design! 

Until recently, I had never been a huge fan of bags, but have recently discovered a love for them- especially good quality ones. Hillhouse Vintage are an amazingly affordable ASOS Marketplace store, who sell beautiful vintage bags, and they have also kindly given my readers 20% discount for full priced items with the code 'HollyO20'.