The Final Look

Hey everyone! This is a nail art look I decided to try out and thought I’d share it with you. I’ve listed all the polishes that I’ve used but you can use any you like or own.  I hope you enjoy it! 

Preparation:

Coarse Nail File – The Body Shop | Fine Nail File – Avon | Buffer – The Body Shop


Preparation Step One:

Start off by filing your nails to the desired shape using a coarse nail file and then smooth off the edges with a fine nail file. Then you can buff your nails if you’d like too but this isn’t necessary. 

The Polishes I’m Using: 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat | Avon Nailwear Pro+ – Shade: Starry Night | Confetti Long Wearing Nail Colour – Shade: 093 Debutante | Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener

The Tutorial: 

 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

 

Step One:

I started off by painting my nails with a base coat. I used the Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat. I only needed one coat and then just let that dry.

Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Starry Night

Step Two:

Next I painted on a deep royal blue base colour. I used the Avon Nailwear Pro+ in the shade Starry Night. This one has a little glitter in it too. As this is quite a sheer polish I needed four coats to make it opaque. Then just let it dry thoroughly.

Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener

Step Three:

For the flower petals you need a white polish. I used the Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener as it has a thin brush. I painted three partial flowers on each of my thumb, middle and ring fingers and one half flower on each of my index and little fingers. This only took one coat for me but you want it to be opaque. Then let this dry thoroughly too. 

Confetti Long Wearing Nail Polish in 093 Debutante

Step Four:

Lastly lightly paint a gold or yellow dot in the centre of each flower. I used the Confetti Long Wearing Nail Polish in the shade 093 Debutante, which is a slightly shimmering gold colour. Make sure that the colour is opaque and use several coats if needed but be careful not to spread the dot out too much. Wait for this to dry too. 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

Step Five:

Seal in the nail art with a clear top coat. I used the Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat again. 

The Finished Look

 

Step Six:

Wait for your top coat to dry and you’re ready to go! This is the final look and I’m pretty happy with it! Let me know what you think of it too.

Love xx

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 Hey everyone! I did a haul video on my channel and here I’ve written in more detail about the products with links to the website and their prices.

Simple Moisturiser | Zoella Body Spray | Batiste Dry Shampoo

 

Simple Kind To Skin Protect Light Moisturiser – £4.99 at Superdrug –  http://www.superdrug.com/Simple/Simple-Kind-To-Skin-Protect-Light-Moisturiser-SPF-15-125ml/p/719464

Zoella Blissful Mistful 45ml – £8.00 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/Toiletries/Washing-%26-Bathing/Indulgent-Bathing/Zoella-Blissful-Mistful-45ml/p/303401

Batiste Eden 200ml – £3.29 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/Hair/Dry-Shampoo/Dry-Shampoo/Batiste-Eden-200ml/p/361203

Ecotools Brush Set

 

Eco Tools Lovely Looks Brush Set – £11.99 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FEco-Tools-Lovely-Looks-Brush-Set_1691763%2F&unCountry=uk

17 Contour Kit


17 Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Shade: Fair – £5.99 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FSEVENTEEN-Define-Conquer-Contour-Kit_1538986%2F&unCountry=uk

17 Mascara | Miss Sporty Blush | Natural Collection Concealer | Miss Sporty Anti Spot Concealer | Miss Sporty Concealer | Miss Sporty Eyeliner

 

17 Va Va Voom Mascara | Waterproof Volume Mascara | Shade: Black – £6.29 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FSEVENTEEN-Va-Va-Voom-Mascara_1257577%2F&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty Ohh! Blushed Again Blusher | Shade: Sienna – £2.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-Ohh-Blushed-Again-Blusher_1160504%2F&colId=Sienna&unCountry=uk

Natural Collection Cover-up Stick | Shade: Fair – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FNatural-Collection-Cover-up-Stick_25838%2F&colId=Fair&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty SoClear Anti-Spot Coverstick | Shade: Light – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-SoClear-Anti-Spot-Coverstick_1473313%2F&colId=Light&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty So Perfect Stay Coverstick | Shade: Light – £1.79 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-So-Perfect-Stay-Coverstick_1121574%2F&colId=Light&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty Eye Pencil | Shade: Sky – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-Eye-Pencil_1121576%2F&colId=Sky&unCountry=uk

Revolution Eyeshadow Palette | NYC Eyeliner | NYC Volume By Lash Mascara | NYC Big and Bold Mascara


Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette | Shade: Iconic 1 – £4.00 at Superdrug –  http://www.superdrug.com/Makeup-Revolution/Makeup-Revolution-Redemption-Palette-Iconic-1/p/979699

NYC Eye Pencil | Shade: White 926 – £1.49 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Eye-Pencil-White-926/p/117749

NYC Big and Bold Volume Mascara | Shade: Extra Black – £3.99 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Big-Bold-Volume-Mascara-Black/p/743079

NYC Big and Bold Mascara | Shade: Extra Black – £3.99 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Big-Bold-Mascara-Black/p/362356
I hope you found this useful/interesting just for a little more detail! 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/z6f1dO8YTh8

Love xx

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Hey everyone! This blog post is all about my makeup look for a night out with some friends. It’s a bold lip with simple eyes and a little eyeliner. If you want to know how I got this look and about all the products then keep reading! Also check out my YouTube video about this too; the link is down below! 

The Final Look

The Face: 

Collection CoverUp Stick – Natural Beige | Natural Collection CoverUp Stick – Fair | NYC Individual Eyes Palette 942 Smokey Blues – Primer | Powder Brush – Unknown | Powder Brush – Superdrug | Powder Brush – Models Own

  

Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering – Medium | Revolution Baked Highlighter – Peach Lights | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Silky Beige

 

To start with I did my usual base makeup routine. I used the Collection CoverUp Stick concealer to conceal my nose and cheeks and any redness or blemishes. I used the Natural Collection CoverUp Stick, which is slightly lighter, to slightly highlight. So I put it down the centre of my nose, under my eyes and in the centre of my forehead. To prime my eyes I used the primer from the NYC palette. I blended all of these out using my fingers and set them using my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and the powder brush from Models Own. To contour I used the Collection Bronze Glow bronzer and a powder brush to put it just under my cheek bones. I used the Revolution highlighter and Superdrug powder brush to put a small amount on my cheek bones and down my nose.

The Eyes:

 

Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara – Clear | Natural Collection Liquid Eyes Lines Eyeliner | Natural Collection Individual Eyeshadow – Willow | Lash Curlers – No7 | NYC Individual Eyes Palette – 942 Smokey Blues | NYC Big and Bold Mascara – Extra Black | Flat Eyeshadow Brush – Models Own | Eyeshadow Pro: 11 – Superdrug | Eyeshadow Pro: 13 – Superdrug

 

L’Oréal Colour Appeal Trio Pro – Blue Eyes

  

For the eyes I used the Natural Collection eyeshadow in Willow and the flat eyeshadow brush from Models Own to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. I then took the Superdrug Pro: 11 brush and the lightest shade from the L’Oréal palette and put this shade all over my lids. I then took the darkest colour in this palette and the flat brush from Models Own again and used this on my outer V to darken it. I blended this out and took the brown colour from the NYC palette to darken the very corners of the outer V and then blended using the Superdrug Pro: 11.  I thinly lined my eyes using the Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines eyeliner and created a small wing. I put a couple of coats of the NYC Big and Bold mascara on my lashes after curling them with the No7 lash curlers. I set my brows using the Natural Collection Lashcare mascara to just brush my brows into place and keep them in place.

The Lips:

L’Oréal Color Riche – 461 Scarlett Creme | Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner – 10 Red Rush


Finally for the lips I lined and filled in my lips with the Max Factor Liner to get the shape I wanted and to make sure my lips were symmetrical. I then put the L’Oréal lipstick on all over my lips to give the bold red finish and blotted my lips using tissue. Using the liner under the lipstick makes the staying power so much better I find!

 

The Final Look with Eyes Closed

 
So that’s how I got this makeup look and I hope you enjoyed it! It’s quite a simple look but I loved wearing it as I don’t usually wear a bold lip! Check it my YouTube video to see how I did this look (the link is below).

For my outfit I’m wearing a blazer from H&M, crop top from Topshop and necklace from New Look.

YouTube video: http://youtu.be/tajsHiiYCLk

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

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The Final Look

 
 

 I did a video about how to do this make up look recently and I thought I should also go into more detail about the products I used here. If you want to see the video then this is the link: https://youtu.be/usYpdriJDo4
The Products: 

NYC: Individual Eyes Palette – 942 Smokey Blues | Rimmel: Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 005 Silky Beige | Collection: Bronze Glow – 2 Shimmering Medium | Makeup Revolution: Baked Highlighter – Peach Lights

  

Flat Eyeshadow Brush: Superdrug Pro11 | Flat Detail Brush: Models Own | Rounded Eyeshadow Brush: Superdrug Pro13 | Moisturiser: Garnier – Daily Essentials Sensitive | Primer: Nivea – Express Hydration | Angled Powder Brush: Models Own | Stiff Powder Brush: Unknown | Fluffy Powder Brush: Superdrug

  

NYC: Big and Bold Mascara – Extra Black | Natural Collection: Liquids Eye Lines Eyeliner | Natural Collection: Lashcare Mascara – Clear | Natural Collection: Individual Eyeshadow – Willow | Collection: Coverup Stick – 13 Natural Beige | Natural Collection: Coverup Stick – Fair


The Face:

To start with I put on my moisturiser. At the moment I’m using the Garnier Daily Essentials for Sensitive Skin. I then put my primer on straight after and for this look I used the Nivea Express Hydration Primer. I let this soak in for a couple of minutes and then put on my concealers. My darker concealer (Collection Coverup Stick in 13 Natural Beige) goes on the redness on my cheeks, the sides of my nose and on any blemishes or redness I have. I then use my lighter concealer (Natural Collection Coverup Stick in Fair) to highlight slightly by putting it down my nose, under the eyes, on the centre of my forehead and on my Cupid’s bow. I then blended this in with my fingers and set it with the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in the shade 005 Silky Beige, using the powder brush by Models Own and patting it in for the best staying power. To contour I am currently using the Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering bronzer in the shade 002 Medium, and I use a powder brush to put this just under my cheek bones to create a false shadow. I lightly sweep the highlighter (Makeup Revolution Baked Highlights in the shade Peach Lights) onto my cheekbones above the bronzer using a Superdrug powder brush.

The Eyes:

To prime the eyes I used the NYC primer from the 942 Smokey Blues Individual Eyes Palette and used my finger to gently put that all over my lids and up to my brows. I brushed and gelled my brows into place using the Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara in clear. To highlight the inner corners I used a small flat brush from Models Own to put on the Natural Collection Individual Eyeshadoe in the shade Willow. This is a gorgeous shimmery silver colour but it is quite sheer and needs a couple of layers to make it pop. The rest of the eyeshadow so used for this look are from the NYC 942 Smokey Blues Individual Eyes palette. I first took the gold on the Superdrug Pro11 brush and patted it on all over my eyelids. In the outer V I used the chocolate brown colour and applied and blended the colour using the Superdrug Pro13 brush. Using the small flat brush from Models Own again I took the deep purple and added just a little to the very corner of the outer V to darken it a little more. I used my Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines eyeliner to make a thin line and flick and finished off with a few layers of the NYC Big and Bold mascara in Extra Black.

The Final Outcome:

Eyes Close Up of the Final Look


Love xx

 lauren
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Makeup Bag: Ted Baker


Hey everyone! I am writing this blog post to go alongside my YouTube video about what’s in my makeup bag. If you haven’t seen it then check it out by going to my channel (the link is at the bottom). If you want to know what’s in my makeup bag, what I think about these products, and where they’re from then keep reading! 

** This is not all of my makeup it is just my everyday/recently used makeup. Also I have bought all of these products with my own money or been given as birthday or Christmas gifts by family or friends.**

Blush: Vivo – Peaches and Cream | Bronzer: Collection – Medium | Highlighter: Revolution – Peach Lights | Pressed Powder: Rimmel – 005 Natural Beige

Above is a picture of the powders I use either daily or frequently. I am much more of a bronzer user than a blush user but I like a light blush in the summer sometimes. 

Firstly the blush is an amazing colour. It is shimmering and gorgeous and just the right shade of pink for me as it complements my skin nicely. It is also quite sheer, but builds up nicely, so it is easy to get the opacity and strength of colour that you want.

The bronzer can prove a little difficult on top of cream or liquid products in my opinion; but as I don’t wear foundation I haven’t had too many issues. Also I have found that despite being pale, I still need medium because I have to put so many layers of the lighter one on to make it how I want, but the medium is just how I like it; but that’s probably just personal preference! Overall it is an amazing colour and works so well for me.

I bought this highlighter because I had a cream one but didn’t enjoy the feeling of it, so this is the first powder highlighter I have owned; and so far I’m loving it! It is beautifully iridescent and shimmery, but only when it catches the light, so you don’t look shiny all the time! I love the colour and the feel of the product but have found you have to be quite careful when applying it not to overdo it as it only needs a small amount.

This pressed powder is probably one you have heard about many times as so many people rave about it. I could talk for hours about how amazing it is, and for such a good price, but I won’t. I shall just at that it is the best by miles at doing its job and if you haven’t tried it already then you should; you’ll never look back.

Left to Right: Unknown| Powder: Models Own | Powder: Superdrug | Small Flat: Models Own | Pro11: Superdrug

There’s not much to say about brushes for me and I’m more of the opinion that if it does the job then it’s good enough so I don’t need to spend loads of money on them. I expect I will one day, but for now I’m happy with these.

The first one I use for bronzer or blush. It is quite stiff and the least soft of my brushes but it seems to be the perfect size for contouring. 

The second brush is so bright and I love the way it looks. It is much softer than the first and it is the one I use for the pressed powder. It’s great for getting powder into the gaps that are more difficult; like around my nose.

The third is the one I use for highlighter and it is super soft as the product I use it with requires so little that it couldn’t have a tougher brush at all. 

Of the two eyeshadow brushes I have in my makeup bag at the moment, the first is slightly stiffer but still soft and great for precision as it is small and angled, so I often use it to line my lash line or shade the outer V, or highlight the inner corners. The other is more for larger areas of application and also blending. It’s really soft and great for this job as it is slightly rounded.

Clear Mascara: Natural Collection | Liquid Eyeliner: Natural Collection | Mascara: NYC | Kajal Eye Pencil: Avon

Any of you who watch my videos will know that I love Natural Collection products and I am forever raving about them. I think they may only be sold in the UK, but if you ever see them definitely try them out as they are amazing for the price.

I use the clear mascara to brush my brows into place and set them. I feel like any clear gel would do this job just as well so there isn’t much to say about that one, except that the brush applicator is really good at brushing my brows into place. I don’t fill my brows so this is the only product they ever have on them.

This eyeliner is my favourite makeup product EVER. I cannot live without it and it is just perfect. It is long-lasting, the applicator brush is easy to use, the formula is great for sensitive skin, I could go on and on. 

The mascara I’m currently using is great for adding volume to the eyelashes and I’ve stuck with it for quite a while, replacing it a fair few times. I do love it but I would be open to trying out new ones as I don’t think it’s quite perfect.

The eye pencil is just a simple kajal pencil. I find that kajal is so much easier to work with than kohl as it’s softer and easier to blend. It also doesn’t pull at the skin so much. I use it quite a bit for my waterline.

 

Encased Sharpener: The Body Shop | Sharpener: Unknown | Concealer: Collection – 13 Natural Beige | Concealer: Natural Collection – Fair | Tweezers: Unknown


There isn’t much to say about sharpeners and tweezers as they are very functional items that re always the same. However I will say that these tweezers are really efficient and grippy and they also look really pretty and cute. Also, having an encased sharpener is great for on the go or travelling as it is just so much more convenient.

The first concealer I use only in the summer when I’m slightly more tanned. The second is my preferred one and is slightly lighter so I use it in the winter and to highlight in the summer. They both have a really nice and creamy texture but the second one is softer than the first. 

Palette: NYC | Loose Shadow: Barry M | Pressed Shadow: Natural Collection | Mirror: Unknown

This pressed eyeshadow is such a pretty silvery shade; perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. It looks much darker in the pot than it does when it’s applied. It is quite sheer but very shimmery and pretty.

The loose powder is a little messy so I don’t use it so often. It is black with gold glitter so it’s really pretty but quite bold and difficult to wear on most days; it is definitely more for evening looks. It can be difficult to handle when putting it on as there is often fall out. It also doesn’t like being blended much, it causes it to fall off sometimes.

This palette is so ideal for me for every day use. It is tailored for blue eyes, and the colours suit my eyes really well. There are four colours; deep purple, dark brown with gold glitter, light grey/brown/gold and pale gold. The former two are great for creating shadows in the outer V and the crease to widen the eyes and open them up, while the latter two are great for all over colour and pigment. The shadows are so pigmented and blend really well too. It also has a cream highlighter and primer. The highlighter is white with a slight iridescent shimmer and great for the inner corners of the eyes.

The mirror is just a tiny pocket mirror I’ve had for a long time. I’ve been using it since I started putting makeup on, so at least 7 years!

 

Pencil: No7 – 20 Nude | Pencil: MaxFactor – Red | Lipstick: 2true – Shade 6 | Lipstick: Maybelline – Pleasure Me Red | Lipbalm: Collection – Strawberry


Finally; lips! I have these two lip pencils for lining. One is red as that is my most frequently worn colour and the one that I tend to wear to events where I really don’t want the colour to bleed or run. This one from MaxFactor has a really creamy texture and is so easy to apply, the same can be said for the No7 one too. This No7 pencil is nude and such a nice colour that I sometimes wear it all over the lip with some clear gloss only. Nudes and pale pinks are my other frequently worn lipstick colours so this lip liner is perfect for outlining the lips for those.

The first lipstick is a gorgeous, deep berry colour. It also ha a matte finish. I love this colour in the autumn and winter time but it’s really wearable all year round. It is long lasting and has a lovely finish but it does take a while to dry. 

The other lipstick is red. It is my favourite colour to dress up any outfit and cheer up any day. This is one of my favourite red lipsticks but I’m not too sure about the finish of it. I find that this one can bleed a little if it isn’t outlined and blotted. However the actual colour is gorgeous and really pigmented.

Lastly; the lip balm. This is a tinted lip balm which I got for free as part of an offer so I thought I may as well try it. I like the bright pinky tint it gives to the lips and how moisturising it is but I would prefer to use a bold lipstick instead of this. It is, in my opinion, too bright to be a sheer product and can look odd. I do like it but it has to be applied quite thinly and so I prefer clear lip balms.
Wow! That was a long blog post! I hope you enjoyed it and congratulations on reaching the end! Check out my video too by visiting my channel.

Love xx

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Top: H&M | Skirt: Bay Tree of York | Heels: New Look

I Wanna Save That Light : I love this feminine look for spring I’ve really started to love midi skirts recently and this is one that I’ve made. I think it’s quite a simple look that’s so easy to wear and really comfortable. I’m so pleased with the midi skirt trend because there is so much less worry about when it’s windy (which it often is) about your skirt blowing everywhere. It looks chic and sophisticated and I love how this outfit turned out. To keep it on trend I added a plain black crop top and also some simple black heels with a gold bar for detail. This outfit is great for smart/casual days.

Blazer: Oasis | Top: Lipsy London | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: Converse

An Open Invitation: This is one of my far more casual outfits for sure. I love my converses as they are so comfy and easy to wear, especially for a day running around doing errands! They are also pink which I think adds a feminine touch to a look thats quite neutral. The pink also ties in with the pink of the top.A plain pair of black jeans and a blazer smarten the look up a bit without making it too smart. This could easily be worn on casual days for running around and doing jobs in town or to lunch with friends.

Coat: Next | Top: New Look | Leggings: Topshop | Heels: Truffle/eBay

Because You Love Me So: I have recently been embracing my messy hair and my style has gone with it a little at times and become slightly rock-chic. I love these leggings they are so comfy and bright but look stylish and dressed up, but can also be dressed down. Here I’ve put on an oversized t-shirt and a quilted jacket and then put on some white shoes with black block heels to be a bit of a showpiece. I LOVE this look as it’s so bold and fun but could easily be dressed up or down from here. For example switch to flats for a dressed down look or add on a statement necklace for a dressed up look.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
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Blazer: Oasis Crop Top: H&M Skirt: New Look Shoes: Vagabond

Blazer: Oasis
Crop Top: H&M
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Vagabond

Until Then: This is a great outfit for smart/casual days when you have things to do which have a variety of ‘dress codes’. I put this in inverted commas because this isn’t a smart outfit that could be worn for say, going to the theatre or a first date, but you could wear it out for lunch with friends, probably to work (depending on where you work/what the rules are) and you could also wear it to go shopping or to university for lectures and you’d look smart but not like you’re trying too hard! The shoes add a little height but are still super comfy, which is great for looking a bit smarter without sacrificing comfort. This look could be dressed up with a statement necklace and some more elegant heels. but could easily be dressed down by switching the blazer for an oversized jumper.

Hat: River Island Hair Tie: Accessorize Shirt: H&M Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Boots: Marks & Spencer

Hat: River Island
Hair Tie: Accessorize
Shirt: H&M
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Boots: Marks & Spencer

Through The Gates: Another smart/casual outfit here! The buttoned up shirt and heeled boots say that this outfit is a smart one, but the jeans, hairstyle and oversized jumper suggest it’s more casual. The hat adds an edge to the look and also implies smartness. I love monochrome for the winter but this just starts to transition into spring with the lovely dark burgundy colour of the jumper. This is a really versatile look and could be worn out for lunch with friends or to go shopping, for coffee, etc. To dress it up a bit; switch the jeans for some smarter trousers, or to make it more casual; switch the heeled boots for some flat converses/sneakers.

Cardigan: F&F Top: H&M Jeans: H&M Shoes: Clarks

Cardigan: F&F
Top: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Clarks

You Never Said A Word: Florals are in every spring and this is a great outfit incorporating florals that is perfect for the transition between winter and spring. The jeans are rolled up slightly but still come to just above the ankle and the cardigan also keeps most of the cold out, but the colours are lighter and brighter with bright blue and red and a background of cream. The top matches in nicely with the pattern on the cardigan and pulls the whole outfit together. This is definitely a casual outfit for morning coffee with friends and everyday errands. It could be dressed up with some low heels or heeled boots and a statement necklace though!

Love xx

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Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Skirt: H&M Boots: Topshop

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Topshop

Never Say Never: This is an edgy, grunge outfit that takes inspiration from the 90’s. The short, plaid, pleated skirt which looks like a school-girl type skirt is one of my favourites. I am loving plaid/tartan at the moment and this one is one of my favourites with the bold and bright colours. To match in with the black on the skirt and to keep the rest of the outfit fairly plain I kept everything else in black. The shirt and jumper blend in together and with the black tights create a great plain background to showcase the skirt. The boots add to the edgy and tough feel with their buckles and studs and the dark lipstick ties everything together. This is a more casual outfit for every day wear but is still a statement and quite smart.

Hat: River Island Jumper: M&Co. Skirt: New Look Boots: New Look

Hat: River Island
Jumper: M&Co.
Skirt: New Look
Boots: New Look

I’ll Tell You My Sins: This is a great, girly, casual outfit. The tucked-in, slightly-oversized jumper is white with ribbing detail and tiny coloured flecks. The white ties in with the petals on the daisies which are the pattern on the skirt. This is a great spring-time, casual outfit but could easily be worn out for lunch or in slightly smarter situations due to the wide-brim hat and the heeled boots; both of which make this a more interesting and edgy look. A white jumper and floral patterns on darker fabrics are a great way to start breaking out of the darker colours we often wear in winter without going too far too fast.

Blazer: Oasis Dress: Bay Tree of York Shoes: Vagabond

Blazer: Oasis
Dress: Bay Tree of York
Shoes: Vagabond

What It Is, What It Isn’t: Again, another look using florals on a dark fabric making the perfect transition between winter and spring fashion. I have taken a dress which is quite girly and smart and added a blazer to keep up the smart and crisp theme. I then added some more casual shoes which have rose gold buckles and a thick, chunky heel so add a little height without being uncomfortable. This look is really versatile and could be seen as either smart or casual. It could be dressed down by switching out the blazer for an oversized cardigan or dressed up by switching the shoes out for some chic heels or dainty ankle boots with a low heel.

Love xx

Twitter: @LaurelEP
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
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Hat: H&M Top: New Look Blazer: New Look Skirt: New Look Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Hat: H&M
Top: New Look
Blazer: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Bebo/eBay

When The Days Are Cold: This bright outfit is so perfect for the start of spring. I love bright colours for spring and lime green is probably my favourite of all. The aztec print of the crop top adds so much interest to this look and ties all the other items together perfectly. This blazer is complete perfection in colour and is such a statement piece, yet laid back and comfy. This look is great for smarter or more casual wear and could easily be dressed up with some statement rings or bracelets, or could be dressed down by switching the shoes out for some flats.

Blazer: New Look Top: Next Skirt: New Look Shoes: New Look

Blazer: New Look
Top: Next
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: New Look

The Things That We Could Be: This is again a perfect spring look. With pastels and florals it is the perfect girly outfit. I am obsessing over blazers as they add a smart edge to any look and this mint-coloured one is perfect for spring. While it’s still not too warm this outfit is easily worn with tights and the blazer keeps the cold edge off, but as it gets warmer the tights can be ditched and the blazer switched for some sunglasses! Here I’ve kept the look a little smarter and more formal with some t-bar heels but you could dress it down a little and swap heels for plain black flats.

Jumper: H&M Skirt: New Look Boots: Topshop

Jumper: H&M
Skirt: New Look
Boots: Topshop

I walk The Streets In The Rain: The final look for this post is much more edgy than the other two. The focal piece of this outfit is a plaid/tartan skirt in a cream colour with red and black patterning. This piece is so versatile and could be dressed to an edgy look (like I’ve done here), or to a girly look. As I didn’t want to take away from the skirt I kept everything else pretty plain and black. The only other embellishments are the studs on the boots which toughen the look up, and the loose-knitting on the jumper which show the skirt and some skin through a little. Here I am wearing a black vest underneath too. This is a more casual outfit but could be dressed up with some chunky black heels, red lipstick and some statement jewellery.

Love xx

Twitter: @LaurelEP
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
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Hat: River Island Blazer: Oasis Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Socks: Topshop Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Hat: River Island
Blazer: Oasis
Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Only Time Can Tell: This is a casual look with jeans and a jumper but a smarter edge is added by the heels, hat and shirt. I love the edge that this hat brings to any look and I also love monochrome looks; and this one is one of my recent favourites. I added a girly edge with frilly socks to soften the less feminine look that the rest of the outfit gives. I would wear this look to a lunch with friends or for day-to-day activities that didn’t require a lot of walking (although these heels are actually not too bad to walk in!).

Hat: River Island Top: New Look Skirt: Handmade/DIY Shoes: Vagabond

Hat: River Island
Top: New Look
Skirt: Handmade/DIY
Shoes: Vagabond

All I Need: This is a more girly look than the previous one, but again featuring my favourite hat. This is such a versatile outfit as it can be worn in more casual settings; due to the lower shoes, or slightly more formal settings; due to the smart, statement skirt. The focal point, obviously, is the skirt. It is a take on the pencil skirt and is a wrap-around skirt with a tie up fastening at the back. The top is a velvet material with a sheer floral pattern on it (which can’t be seen all that clearly here), further adding to the feminine edge of this look. I love to wear black, particularly in the winter, but it can get a little repetitive so adding a bold and coloured skirt felt like a great way to slightly break that pattern. The shoes are also really comfy for walking in all day long but add a little height.

Blazer: Oasis Top: New Look Skirt: New Look Shoes: Clarks

Blazer: Oasis
Top: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Clarks

Rarely Could And Rarely Would: This is another great versatile outfit that could be worn in casual or smarter settings. The blouse and blazer definitely say smart, but the skater style of the skirt and the little shoe-boots are more casual. The mixture of textures in this look make it really interesting as well as the pop of bright colour that the blouse brings. The blouse is a chiffon type material, the skirt is faux leather and the shoe-boots are a suede material. These shoes are actually really grippy and they also have a wedge heel so add height without being uncomfortable.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
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