31 October 2014

October At A Glance + A Few Of My Favourite Things | Personal

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October was a pretty exciting month for me as we embarked on our second cruise, this time with P&O, travelling to Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar. We had a great time and I shall be writing up my cruise diary posts soon.
October also included my 25th birthday, which I celebrated whilst docked in Malaga, Spain! Dean had arranged this surprise which arrived at our cabin that evening:
It was strange being in a different country on my birthday and not having much cards e.t.c. to open, but it was fun nonetheless!
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With the money I received for my birthday, I've been purchasing new knitwear and other clothing, as well as some beauty buys, including a huge haul from Montagne Jeunesse! Can't wait to start trying out the face masks! Expect lots of reviews coming your way.

After the cruise, it was back to work for us, but I only had three nights to work which are now over (yay!) and I'm now looking forward to my week off! We did manage to squeeze in a cinema visit and went to see Maze Runner which was pretty good.
We don't tend to celebrate Halloween, although Dean did dress up for work and I'm sure we'll put on a horror movie or two tonight!
We weren't organised enough to get a pumpkin this year, but here is last year's masterpiece:
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And to conclude the end of October, here are a few of my favourite things this month:
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Relaxing. Being on holiday! It was nice to get away from it all and just soak up the sun and sights.
OGX Renewing Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
I've been loving these hair products this month as they leave my hair silky soft and give it a healthy shine. Once Superdrug has them on special offer again, I'll be snapping up some more varieties to try out!
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Food, and lots of it! While on the cruise, we ate lots of yummy food and didn't restrict ourselves too much. As the new month begins, so does the healthy eating and (hopefully) exercise regime!
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We are so happy that the new season has begun! Really enjoying it so far and can't wait for Washington!
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MUA Power Pout Lip Tint & Balm in Irreplaceable
This lip pen effortlessly adds a pop of pink to my make-up look, while keeping my lips hydrated and soft. I use it alone or with a sheer gloss on top.

What did you get up to this month? Any new favourites?
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27 October 2014

New In This Week | Fashion

Hi guys! I'm back from my holiday; we had a great time! More on that later...
Looking at what's new in this week, we are seeing lots of textures, glitz and cosy pieces to combat those chills!
1. Hobbs Invitation Jacqueline Dress, £149
This ruby red dress is really flattering and luxurious. Perfect for many occasions and it would make an extra special Christmas day outfit!
2. Boohoo Evie Low Rise Super Skinny Khaki Jeans, £20
Army greens are in this Autumn and these would look great teamed with neutral, earthy tones as well as the on-trend burgundy shade.
3. Darling Ophelia Printed Skirt, £59
Make a statement with this vintage-style flared skirt with pretty prints.
4. F&F @ Tesco Pointed Toe Metallic Effect Trim T-Bar Ballerina Pumps, £14
These sweet little flats will finish off your daytime looks very nicely!
5. M&Co. Striped Boat Neck Top, £10
A striped tee in your wardrobe is a must-have. This is just £10, so a perfect excuse to update your basics.
6. ASOS Glitter Strap Watch, £15
Add a little festive glitter to your look with this pretty, colourful wristwatch.
7. Asda Belted Disney Villains Dalmatian Dress, £25
This belted dress with long sleeves is a great Autumn piece and perfect for a daytime look.
8. Red Herring Mixed Patent & Fabric Loafers, £29.50
Add a quirky touch to your outfit with these shiny loafers!
9. Lela Rose Printed Silk-Twill Dress, £1,370
Perfect for an occasion, such as a wedding, this dress will grab lots of attention.
10. Coast Ondine Bracelet, £20
Add a little luxe for less with this gorgeous bracelet.
11. Dorothy Perkins Lace Shell Top, £28
Team this lace top with leather trousers to mix up the textures.
12. Pieces Knitted Beanie, £10.21
Keep your head toasty with this adorable fur pom-pom beanie!
13. Accessorize Mia Statement Necklace, £22
The muted Autumnal tones in this necklace will look great with neutral pieces.
14. Warehouse Pretty Checked Wrap, £22
Brighten up the dull days with this soft, cosy scarf with check design.

Have a great week!
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22 October 2014

Outfit: Denim, Pleather & Faux Fur | Fashion

This outfit is from last weekend and features one of my latest purchases - a faux fur gilet! I really love the animal print design and it comes with a faux leather belt as well. I just wish it was collarless as it's a little bulky. I feel I don't have many tops to wear under this gilet so I shall be looking for some to purchase soon. I think teaming it with this denim shirt and faux leather trousers give it that smart-casual feel and the heels add that finishing touch.
Faux Fur Gilet, Roman (AW14)
Denim Shirt, Primark (SS14)
Faux Leather Trousers, New Look (AW13) (similar)
Bow Detail Heels, Dorothy Perkins (AW14)
Faux Reptile Box Clutch, Beth Jordan (AW14) (similar)
Silver Disc Necklace, School Gate Style (AW13)
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20 October 2014

Happy Birthday To Me! Get To Know Me Q&A | Personal

Today I'm celebrating my 25th birthday while on our cruise, in Malaga today!
Here are 30 questions and answers to help you get to know me a little better!

1. What was your favorite food when you were a child?
I loved having a coke float at birthday parties!
2. What's your current favourite song?
I think it would have to be "Happy" by Pharrel Williams as it's such an upbeat, feel-good song.
3. What is one of your favorite quotes?
"Not all those who wander are lost" by J.R.R. Tolkien.
4. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Favourite indoor activity would be blogging and watching movies.
Favourite outdoor activity would be going for walks in the country.
5. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I hate ironing! And cleaning greasy baking trays.
6. What is your favorite form of exercise?
Walking. It's enjoyable and you are exercising without realising.
7. What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Favourite time of day is about 7pm when the evening draws to a close and you close up for the night, get comfy on the sofa and watch a film or two!
Favourite day of the week is friday as one week it marks my first night off and the other week it's my last day off and we usually go out somewhere.
Favourite month of the year is October. Autumn is in full swing and it's my birthday on the 20th!
8. What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
I'm not too keen on buses.
9. What is your favorite body part?
My delicate wrists!
10. What sound do you love?
A heavy downpour of rain!

What If...
11. If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
I would probably opt for an afternoon tea party with lots of cupcakes and mini desserts. Just for fun!
12. If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint?
The beautiful scenery we saw travelling through the Norwegian fjords.
13. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
I'd probably go with 30; it seems like a good, stable age!
14. If you knew the world was ending in 2015, what would you do differently?
I would learn to just do things and not put them off or find excuses not to do them.
15. If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Dean is a pretty good mentor! He's very wise, you know.
16. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
Wow, what a privilege that would be! I think seeing the Titanic embark on its maiden voyage would have been amazing.
17. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to speak any language.
18. If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
My blog!
19. If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
I'd probably jump off a very tall cliff or building to experience that flying feeling!
20. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
I would use my middle name, Charlotte, instead.
21. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
I would love to have met Anne Frank.
22. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Scream. Haha! And then quit my job and book an around-the-world holiday.
23. If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
A horse as they are so majestic, a delicious caramel macchiato and Ferrero Rocher ice-cream! (Please let me know if that actually exists...)
24. If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
This is a tough one! Perhaps, is there a God?
25. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Hermione Granger! I'd love to go to Hogwarts!

26. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
I don't!
27. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd love to own my own successful business in retail.
28. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Usually by blogging or catching up with my BlogLovin' feed (man, that thing gets outta control!).
29. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Emma Everleigh: the Life of I!
30. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
I always get stuck on this one as I love a variety of different music genres and for every mood and feeling of each day, there is a different style of genre to match. So, I'd say the most-played genres to my life are rock music and pop music.
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