18 September 2017

Palmer's Coconut Oil Review


Coconut oil has long been the ingredient known to rescue dry, damaged hair due to its strengthening and moisturising properties. So when these three products landed on my desk I was particularly intrigued to give them a go, as I suffer from the above due to having bleach blonde hair.

Palmers Coconut Oil Hair Smoothie is my chosen first product to use when trialling the trio, as the smoothie is essentially a hair lotion that deeply hydrates and restores your hair back to its softest 'frizz-free' self. I normally take a 50p size in the palm of my hand and run this all through my hair, when its freshly washed, and in the 'damp' phase of drying. Brush through and proceed to use the Leave-In Conditioner.

The Leave-In Conditioner is nifty product that instantly detangles your hair whilst controlling frizz and mending split-ends. I've recently been spraying this on my hair, focusing the on the bottom half so when I go in with a brush I'm not wrestling with this knots. As someone who's hair is already pretty damaged (bleach induced) this product is perfect in reducing the addition of split-ends. One of the best things about this product is that it can be used throughout the day, as and when is needed.

Lastly (probably) my favourite out of the bunch is the Coconut Oil Dry Oil Mist, as someone who swears by using hair oils this product is a blend of eight, including key olds such as Avocado Oil, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil. It also is 'weight-less' meaning that whilst revitalising and re-hydrating your hair it doesn't weigh it down, which typically a lot of hair oils are know to do. At the moment I love to spray this when my hair is towel dried, and as a final touch to calm down any fly-aways and add an extra boost of shine to my hair.

Without a shadow of a doubt all three of these products smell AMAZING, and don't contain any Sulphates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Gluten or Dye and they're all made with natural coconut oil.
In fact they are fast becoming essential products in my hair-care routine.

Palmers Coconut Oil Hair Smoothie (link)* | Palmers Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner (link)* | Palmers Coconut Oil Dry Oil Mist (link)*

16 September 2017

faux fur


Owning a faux fur jacket has been top of my list for this autumn/winter, after trying on countless versions you may of seen my 'fitting room' snaps via Instagram stories trying on a couple in Topshop. I could never find one I truly had my heart set on, don't get me wrong that pale pink Topshop one  (this one) was a high contender. But to be honest on a student budget my heart wasn't completely set on it.
Then whilst trawling through the Zara TRF range I came across this black one (also available in Cream and Pistachio) and completely fell in love. Price wise at just £29.99 it was a bargain, and being black (and someone who rarely wears any sort of colour bar my last outfit post) it makes the perfect addition to my wardrobe. So prepare to see a lot more of it, now its semi-appropriate to be wearing faux-fur out.

Faux Fur Jacket - Zara (link) | Silk Cami -Vintage (similar here) | Jeans - New Look (similar here) | Skinny Scarf - (similar here) | Shoes - Vans Old Skool (link)
Current Listening - Oasis *obvs. weekend soundtrack*

14 September 2017

floral two piece


This is highly likely going to be one of my final 'summery' outfit posts of the year, as the weather has definitely started to take a turn and no longer are days of just wearing shorts and a t-shirt acceptable/weather appropriate.
This red two piece caught my eye as I've been obsessing over this shade of red as of late, despite being someone who wears mainly black 99% of the time, red is one of those colours that I like to inject into my wardrobe once in a while. And after *finally* breaking in my Vans, they are fast becoming my go-to shoe of choice as I love the way its adds a subtle skate element to an outfit.

Two - Piece - Shein (link)* | Shoes - Vans (link)
Current listening : Inheaven Debut Album *listen here

12 September 2017


As someone who is known for sticking to the same products time and time again and not one to branch to far out of my comfort zone, I thought it was about time that I upgraded my beauty routine with the help of a few new products.

As someone who opts for the 'double cleansing' technique when removing my make-up, I was particularly intrigued by Temple Spa's "Deep Cleansing Melt". Claiming to be one of those 'desert island products' that you can't live without that is enriched with ingredients such as vitamin e, calendula and lavender. This product definitely covers all areas for an intensive cleanse. The product itself is applied my taking a 'pea' size amount, warming it into your palms and massaging it all over your skin. I then take a hot (damp) muslin cloth, to remove before then using a separate face wash. I love how soft it makes my skin feel, it also doubles up as a facial treatment if left on for 30 minutes.

When it comes with using a SPF I'm never normally one to skimp on it, rain or shine it's important to protect your skin against sun damage. I'll admit I've used a few SPF 'face' products over the past couple of years, but the Life Defence SPF25 Protecting Moisturiser (also) by Temple Spa is fast become a new favourite of mine. In addition to how this moisturiser can help to protect your skin from UVA & UVB damage and other things like pollution, central heating, air con and daily stress. It doesn't have that typical sun cream scent, which to be honest I'm not highly offended by, but on a winters morning don't want to particularly smell of.

Another new handbag friendly product is the Perspirex Original Antiperspirant Roll-on deodorant. Now don't be fooled by the size of this product because this deodorant lasts 3-5 days, meaning if you forget to pop some on in the morning. Don't worry this lil' nifty product has you covered. I also love how you can layer it with your normal deodorant / body spray if you want a scent (as its practically scent-less). This is definitely a must for gym-goers and all-round busy people.

Speaking along the lines of scent I recently picked up this handbag friendly bottle of "1 Exotic Rose" which you can purchase from your local New Look store, or online. The concept of these range of scents is for you to layer them to create your own-unique fragrance. However this particular scent on its own smells amazing and is an all round handbag friendly 'throw on and go' sort of product.

Temple Spa Deep Cleansing Melt (link)* | Temple Spa Life Defence SPF25 Protecting Moisturiser (link)* | Perspirex Original Antiperspirant Roll-on Deodorant (link)* | 1 Exotic Rose Fragrance (link

6 September 2017

Flame Jeans

Owning a pair of 'flame jeans' has been top of my list ever since laying my eyes on similar pairs via Pinterest. Ironically enough these are the exact pair of mom jeans that I featured last week (obvs. minus the flames) in this post. After a couple of days back and forth deliberating whether to paint some flames on that exact pair, I took the chance and decided to give it a whirl. *side note* a couple of "test runs" occurred prior to painting. And you know what I'm glad I took the 'risk' because these jeans have never looked so Pinterest.

Jacket - Vintage (similar here) | Top - Brandy Melville (link) | Hat - New Look (similar here) | Jeans - Primark (d.i.y) | Backpack - New Look (similar here)

4 September 2017


The last item to come from my array of thrift shop finds, comes in the form of this stunningly detailed tapestry-eque jacket. That *wait for it* came in at just $4.30, which is (converted) a mere £3.30. Despite being purchase a couple of months back I'm still in shock with how much of a bargain it was. This jacket has particularly come into 'play' now that the seasons are on the turn, as it's the perfect in between piece for the autumnal yet mild weather that has recently gracing September.

Currently one of my favourite ways of styling the piece is with a pair of pale wash denim jeans, these are actually ones I dug out from the back of my wardrobe. After having an urge to buy myself a pair of something very similar, but then realising I already own a pair and with a simple d.i.y trick-cutting off the edges and fraying them slightly. They have quickly turned into my new (but not *technically* new) wardrobe piece, that are being paired with anything and everything.

Jacket - Thrifted | T-Shirt - Amoeba Hollywood (similar here) | Jeans - New Look (old-similar here)

31 August 2017

Socks and Sandals

With it being less than 24 hours until we *officially* step into Autumn, it's somewhat ironic with how 'autumnal' this outfit feels-despite being shot in August. As an long time advocate of the 'controversial' socks and sandals trend. If only you knew of my 'off-duty' blogger look- a la Birken's + socks. I wanted to dig these platforms out and swap them as an 'occasional replacement' for my normal pair of biker boots, that are a regular on the blog. As there's something I adore all too well about how they look with a pair of socks.

Jacket - Boohoo* (old season-similar here) | Bodysuit - New Look (similar here) | Jeans - Primark (d.i.y) | Bag - Radley (similar - link)* | Shoes - New Look (similar here

29 August 2017



Last week was spent wondering around the sights of South Wales, despite only managing to shoot one outfit whilst away (*it was technically a holiday*). AltThe scenery on offer in todays photos does a pretty good job of making up for that lost shooting time. Weather wise it was on the cooler scale of things, so layering was key with this hoodie becoming a wardrobe staple for that particular week. And of course, this suede fringe jacket had to come out, as it is fast becoming one of those items where I'm literally finding an excuse to pair it with practically everything and anything in my wardrobe. I don't think that's going to slow down anytime soon either.

Jacket - Thrifted (similar here) | Top - Thrifted (similar here) | Trousers - Missguided (old-similar here) | Hoodie - Primark | Sunglasses - Ray-ban (link) | Backpack - New Look (old-similar here)

25 August 2017

Thrifted Trousers

Ever since purchasing a pair of wide leg trousers earlier this year (and subsequently d.i.y'ing them-recap on that here) I've been on the lookout for another pair to add to my collection, as I tend to get a lot more wear out of this sort of style as opposed to a pair of jeans. I found these in one of the thrift stores we visited back in Florida and despite having to do a few tweaks-i.e. adjust the waist and length, they are near enough what I've been looking for.

I feel myself edging towards the more 'relaxed tailored' look as of late, creating outfits with clean lines and somewhat of a 'business casual' resemblance. Which despite not working in an office I kinda love those more 'masculine/oversized' looks.
This is one of the main reasons why I love to blog and document my daily outfits, as over the past year I feel my style has definitely 'matured' and become more refined in silhouettes and overall choices.

Top - Guns n' Roses (Available to buy via our depop here) | Trousers - Thrifted (similar here) | Bag - Monki (old - similar here) | Sandals - Birkenstock (link) | Necklace - Similar Here

23 August 2017

August Turntable Favourites

This post has been one of those which that has been a long time coming. As an avid music listener and vinyl collector I'm forever sharing my recent purchases/currently listening to via my instagram but have never sat down to do a full-blown blog post. That is until now. So I've sifted through some of my latest vinyl additions and wanted to share a few of my favourites that have been on the turntable (on repeat), from an array of bands.

First up is a one by a new favourite band of mine, Black Honey. I first came across them early this year and basically haven't stopped listening to them since. Their catchy songs and contagious guitar rifts are worth a listen. I was lucky enough to photograph them at a festival a few months back and seeing them live has enhanced my love for their music even more.

*side note* I haven't fully mentioned this on the blog before but when I'm not blogging I photograph bands live hence my love for music. I have a separate Instagram account sharing all my work here - c.p.images. *personal plug over* Anyway this Hello Today EP is probably one of my most prized vinyl's not only for the singles attached but the shape is pretty awesome. As it's limited edition, and currently sold out its not the easiest to get hold of but if you can then I'd definitely recommend it.

Another new band which I've been listening to ALOT of is The Amazons, their debut album is full of catchy guitar hooks. A couple of notable singles that are worth a listen include Junk Food Forever and In My Mind. If you're a fan of indie guitar bands, then give these a listen.

The Cribs latest offering - 24/7 Rock Star Shit, is a one of the newer additions to the collection. As a Cribs fan this album has been long awaited and embodies the true 'Cribs sound'. It's definitely a lot more 'rawer' than their previous releases and offers a more 'back-to-basics' sort of sound. For me it reminds me of a true 90s punk record as it has that feel throughout the whole album. A couple of singles from this one that a worth a listen include, "What have you done for me?" and "Year of Hate".

Lastly is band that I LOVE, and this vinyl is by far no means a 'new release'."The Very Best Of" is a compilation of The Stone Roses best hits, and is one which I always reach for whenever I don't know what to listen to. This album has a real summer feel to it, and consequently finds itself on repeat when the suns shining.

Links - Black Honey (link) | the Amazons (link) | The Cribs (link) | The Stone Roses (link)

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