Wednesday, 11 February 2015

OOTN - Failing to make a lift look classy

Nothing makes me happier than walking into a lift and seeing it has a huge mirror, even better when you are by yourself and can therefore justify taking a selfie. Forgive me.

*wishing that I could insert the laughing crying emoji here*

A few weeks ago, I met up with some friends for cocktails at the Slug and Lettuce, Brindley Place, Birmingham. The night resulted in around 600 failed selfie stick photos when the shutter got stuck. We definitely had some funny looks for the selfie stick but i'm sure people were just jealous.... #proudselfiestickowner

Here's what I wore:

*Most items linked below*

Coat - Amphora, TK Maxx £20



I picked up he boyfriend style lilac coat in the TK Maxx sale. It's my transitional pastel piece for spring. It's from a brand called Amphora although I totally think of Sephora everytime my eyes skim the label. I got it reduced from £79 to £38 but then I ended up paying just £20!


xxxx
Tasha

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

OOTD - Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life

'So often we become so focused on the finish line that we forget to enjoy the journey'

I've reached a point where i've realised that i've focused so much on the negative things in my life that i've let them drag me down. I've found myself at a stage where I've erased the negativity and i am focusing on everything positive and with that my motivation for blogging is back so i'm starting with an OOTD.


T-shirt: Topshop £22
Heels: New Look £24.99
Bracelet: Pandora
Bag: H&M


I am converted to Topshop jeans. The Joni ones are my favourite as the fit is perfect. I think I went from owning none to about 6 pairs in 2 months. You don't know what you're missing out on until you try a pair. 


I had a bit of an obsession with my hair braid from Tenerife and kept it in for about 3 months even though I'd had my hair cut quite a bit. It's finally out although I do feel like something's missing! 

Today i am choosing happiness.

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Autumn/ Winter Fashion Event - Intu Merry Hill

A couple of weekends ago, I headed over to Merry Hill for their Autumn/ Winter fashion event. Although Merry Hill (Dudley) is a bit of a further drive from me, it's definitely the place to go if you want to do some serious shopping. I went with the mindset of getting quite a few additions for my autumn wardrobe and that's exactly what I did.

It's always good to pop over to Merry Hill when they are having one of their fashion weekends as there are lots of discounts to be had and entertainment all round with fashion shows and craft areas. It's a nice opportunity to pick up on the new seasons upcoming trends. I collected a voucher booklet from the concierge desk offering varied discounts around the centre. I was kindly gifted a £30 gift card too.

Couldn't resist this bobble head people in H&M!

I felt that this year the fashion pods were more frequently spaced with more goings on throughout the day which was great as you could be in and out of shops and still catch the various fashion shows. I'd say that more brands took part in the fashion display this time and there were some lovely outfits presented from shops that I wouldn't generally go to.

Fashion Shows - River Island, Topshop, Primark

The best thing about Merry Hill is there is something for everyone. There's a huge selection of shops for men, women and children as well as Eat Central with a great selection of restaurants. I'd definitely recommend visiting Merry Hill if you're looking to start your Christmas shopping as the late night opening times are convenient and you won't struggle to find gifts!

Superdry Store

I was really excited to find there is now a Liz Earle counter in Boots. Apparently it had only opened a couple of days before. I'd been wanting to repurchase my Cleanse & Polish for a while so this was convenient!

Boots - Liz Earle, Smashbox, Bumble & Bumble, Tiger (the cutest, most random shop ever)

Here is a look at a few of the clothing items I picked up featuring Topshop, River Island and New Look mainly. Keep an eye out for future outfit posts featuring these!


You can sign up to Intu Merry Hill's newsletter here if you'd like to be informed of future events such as this.

xxxx
Tasha

 *Thanks to Merry Hill for gifting me with a giftcard for my attendance.



















Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LUSH Christmas 2014 #LUSHCoventry

At the beginning of October I was invited over to the Lush Coventry store to have a preview of the newly released Christmas stock. The Christmas releases are always my favourite and it's the time of year when you're most likely to find me in a Lush store. Autumn/ Winter just symbolises cozy nights in with long baths that aren't complete without a Lush product or two.

I love how usually you can smell a Lush store before you can see it. I hadn't visited Coventry town centre before so I had to work out where I was going but I made perfect time. We got the chance to look around freely and to talk to the staff about the new ranges.


Bubble bars are usually top of my list and this year the Halloween and Christmas range's haven't failed to impress. I'm a sucker for appearances and like nothing more than displaying my Lush goodies. I picked up a Wizard bubble bar to befriend The Christmas Penguin. The Butterbear bath bomb is adorable and the Star Light Star Bright bath melt is too pretty to resist. I think I need to remind you that Lush products are good for your skin too before I get carried away on looks!




The stand out product for me this year is definitely 'Northern Lights'. A cross between a bubble bar and a bath bomb, it does the best of both. We had a demonstration of this in use and the array of colours and bubbles are lovely. I couldn't resist picking one up.




The return of Snow Fairy is enough to excite some but there are more shower gels to the Christmas range with So White, Hot Toddy and Rose Jam. I'll always be a Snow Fairy lover but So White would be my next pick with it's crisp apple scent.






I love how strong the scents are with Lush soaps. Yog Nog is my favourite with a honeycomb scent and a melt in your hands feel as it is made from soya yoghurt. Reindeer Rock and Fairy Ring Soap are also new this year.





As usual, there are some amazing sets this year which would make perfect gifts including a bumper set by the name of White Christmas containing 17 of their most popular products.


Not to forget, FUN - a multipurpose product almost like playdough that you can make shapes with and wash your hair and body. The gold bar is back this year along with a black, white and orange one designed so that you can make your own snowman!


Thank you so much to Lush Coventry for having me. The staff were all lovely and I had a great evening catching up with and meeting new bloggers.

What's your favourite release?

xxxx
Tasha














Monday, 6 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTD #3

The final installment of my holiday attire. Excuse the crazy beach hair!going on here too.

Black Kaftan: Primark £8
Sandals: New Look - Old

I've ordered some Autumnal pieces online so keep an eye out for some haul posts :)

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTN #2

I went shopping for a dress a couple of months ago and couldn't find anything anywhere. Always the way when you need it for the same evening. I tried on a selection in Topshop, River Island and Miss Selfridge with no success.

River Island is usually my fail safe go to place so I went back in for a second look. I'd bypassed this dress on my first visit as i wouldn't have said it was my style and it was too in your face. However, it passed the changing room test and I absolutely love it. It's had a few outings since I bought it!



xxxx
Tasha


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTN

So here's one of my holiday outfits, who doesn't like taking balcony pictures aha...? We stayed at Sol Tenerife,  Playa de las Americas.


I love how tanned I look here but it's faded a lot already.

Necklace; Next £14 

(I've had this necklace for about a year and it's got to be my most worn necklace of all time)

xxxx
Tasha