Month: September 2015

Spots and Stripes…


Hope you guys are having a beautiful weekend, just a quick outfit of the day with this spotty playsuit from Newlook.

I love love love dresses and playsuits, the ‘complete outfit in one’ idea just really appeals to me. I’ve had this playsuit for years and I think the neutral colour and pattern makes it extremely easy to wear.

A denim jacket and some white converse would look just as nice on slightly cooler days, or flats and a cardigan to be super casual.



Blue Strappy Elasticated Waist Playsuit Newlook (similar)

White Minimal sandals Forever New (similar)

Classic Southampton Watch in Rose Gold Daniel Wellington

Soft Trilby Hat and Oversized Sunglasses River Island (5 years old, similar everywhere)


The Summer is coming my lovelies, what items do you plan on cracking out again this year?

Thanks for stopping by, talk soon, as always Nicola x


Bh Cosmetics 5 Piece Brush Set…


Based on the brushes I have tried (of which there are a few), this five piece face set from bhcosmetics is among the best.

These are the first brushes I have used from this brand and to say I am impressed is an understatement.

The 108 is my favourite. The bristles are so soft it was a pleasure applying my powder. The 110 is perfect for blush, again incredibly soft and fluffy and able to pick up a good amount of product without having to dip 10 times or to go coco the clown after one swipe. The 110 would also be fantastic for bronzer or for setting the under eye area as it is so light and well made.

I used the paddle “foundation’ brush to apply my concealer, it presses into the skin nicely without being too stiff, which is nice for packing on product and not loosing it to a brush or sponge that can suck it up. I think this would be beautiful for foundation especially for a medium to full coverage look. I am a hethan and apply my foundation with my fingers as I like to press it into my skin, I found the duo fibre brush great for a finishing touch to buff it in and give an airbrushed effect.

At such a low price point these brushes are an absolute bargain. The eye shadow palettes from bh are fantastic and so are the blushes. An amazing brand on the whole and one I highly recommend checking out whatever your budget.



Thanks for stopping by, as always Nicola x

Mummy Daughter Outfit Of the Day

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These are some photos my partner took of Sienna and I while we were at the seaside, we looked pretty synchronised and I thought they would be great to do my first Mummy and daughter outfit post.


Sienna looked absolutely adorable in an aqua green frilly singlet with pale aqua bows and the knickers to match. These were given to me by a friend so I’m not sure where there are from.

I will be so sad when Sienna outgrows this little outfit, I love her in this colour and it makes such a nice change from pink. It’s a worry sometimes putting a baby girl in what is classed as ‘boys’ colours but I think the frills and bows scream girl, and that is the look I love for her. The sandals she has on are little tan leather butterfly detail gladiators from Next.


I am wearing a pale blue split print maxi skirt from Forever New with a white fitted top and blue necklace also from Forever New. I used to stay away from florals as a rule and I’m still pretty fussy when it comes to prints but I like the softness of the skirt and it has a lovely mixture of blue’s and green’s, which match Sienna’s outfit.

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Thanks for stopping by

Speak soon

Nicola x

Just Take Your Time…

Sunday morning I uploaded a post on Facebook of my girls with the caption ‘mini me’s’. In one photograph Sophie (just turned 10) was applying a full face of makeup to go to the park, I say full face I won’t let her use foundation but a serious amount of contour was in play and her highlight was indeed on fleek. In the other photo Sienna (15 months) was breastfeeding her baby doll while on her pepper pig phone.

It was a cute post and a bit of fun but it did make me a little thoughtful…

I’m hoping Sophie’s need to wear makeup whenever she can is her experimenting and exploring how she looks and not as I’m sure most mothers fear, from feeling she is not beautiful without it. I wear makeup pretty much every day which I never used to do, and that gave me a wake up call to dial things back. I do not live a life that requires me to look my absolute best on a daily basis and I am a little ashamed of the routine putting on a full face has become.

Sienna is boisterous, cheeky and on the go 24/7, I often take the chance when she is feeding to sit down and relax, make a tea and reach for my phone, using this quiet 15 minutes to reply to texts and check social media. This is also a routine I am going to break. Sienna will stop breast feeding soon and I intend to use these last few months to stare at her beautiful baby face and feel her chubby sweet baby body in my arms the same way I did when she was brand new and I cherished every single second of her.

My son is 12 1/2, my patience has been fairly thin with him lately, I feel we are at logger heads more and more. I do try to see past the mood swings and back chat and focus on the nice times we have together, it is hard, I will keep trying. I know soon he will not want to come to the park and beach with us, I am sure once he is allowed to stay home I will miss him, and wish he was there to argue with me.

This week I am going to try extra hard to be in the moment with them, to be silly and fun and take the time to appreciate them…




…they are after all my whole world.

Hope you all have a lovely week, and to all the mum’s reading this, you’re doing great x

Thanks for reading,

As always Nicola x





Just Black and White…


Hey lovlies

Today I’m taking the girls into the city for hair cuts then coffee (for me) and cake (for them).

I’m wearing my trusty stretch jeans and a relaxed white shirt
The fabric of this is designed to look creased, having one less garment to iron makes it a winner in my eyes
My heels are the KK Alivia Black Crocs which I adore
I feel like any outfits looks far more put together when I wear them
My watch is Daniel Wellington. I’ve seen so many blog posts featuring these watches and they really are fantastic.
With a large white face and classic design they really do compliment any outfit


White Relaxed Cross Front Shirt COTTON:ON
Ripped Knee Black Stretch Jeans H&M
Alivia Black CROC Heels Kardashian Shoes
Long Strap Black Leather bag (strap taken off and used as clutch) TOPSHOP
Classic Sheffield Lady’s Watch Daniel Wellington
Black Wide Brim Hat Live Clothing
Gold Detail Aviator Sunglasses FOREVER NEW
Necklace Lovisa
Rings Pandora

Have a fantastic weekend gorgeous people whatever you’re upto.