Get Ready For Autumn With These Cosy Knits!

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YAY jumper season is upon us and honestly i’ve never been so excited, i’m obsessed with cosy oversized jumpers they are my absolute favourite. I have to admit that I do get a little miffed off when we have the odd hot day and can’t wear my jumper, i’ve been ready for autumn/winter for so long.

So of course when the shops bring in their autumn wear I HAVE to raid their jumper sections adding more to my wardrobe, to be honest I probably don’t need them but I HAVE to have them. I headed to a couple of my favourite shops that never let me down when it comes to their autumn wear and successfully added to my ever growing collection!

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I picked up this New Look Light Grey Long Line Jumper (£9.99)if your a regular reader or if you know me personally then you will know that I LOVE grey so this jumper was given no second thought. This jumper is quite thin and light weight but is super comfy and keeps those arms toasty.

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I also headed over to Primark and grabbed this yellow/mustard knitted jumper (£15) it’s thicker than the New Look one I picked up so it would definitely hold up for the colder months, this paired with a pair of black Topshop Joni jeans and Old Skool Vans is my absolute fave!

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Lastly I headed to Asda, I always love their autumn ranges they tend to have quite a lot of berry colours which is right up my street. I picked up this navy oversized Knitted Tunic (£18) but I was unsure whether to keep it in my basket because I tend to steer away from blues and generally wear black, white, grey, burgundy & mustard colours but I tried it on and it looked AMAZING. As mentioned it’s oversized which is perfect for me as I always buy jumpers/t-shirts at least 2 sizes bigger than what I am, comfort is definitely key. This jumper keeps heat in so well with the close knits i’m always a toasty marshmallow in this!

What’s on your winter wish list? Comment below or tweet me @beautyandlittle

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Toddler Clothing Haul | Nutmeg Clothing

Morrisons is always somewhere I forget to look for clothing for Scarlett, I love buying some of of her clothing from supermarkets because sometimes they are a lot nicer than what you get in high street shops. I tend to lean towards Tesco’s TU range, they have a beautiful range and do quite a lot of plum/purple colours around autumn which we both love.

With the lady baby’s 3rd birthday fast approaching clothes are always a great present, she is forever growing and she has so many toys and they just end up at the bottom of the toy box. Strolling through Morrisons I headed down to their Nutmeg clothing section which they currently had a few items on sale as well, I just wanted to put the whole lot in my basket, but I was good I only picked up a few bits that I thought she would love, each of their clothing is reasonably priced, has gorgeous designs, feels top quality and so soft to the touch.

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Mummy & Me T-Shirt £2.50

Patterned 3 Pack Long Sleeved T-Shirts £4.50 (Sale)

Wonderful Long Sleeved T-Shirt £1.50 (Sale)

You Are My Sunshine Long Sleeved T-Shirt £2.50

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Last Minute Ladies Christmas Gift Guide

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Christmas 3 Votive and Holder Gift Set £9.99, ASOS Ultra Fluffy Mittens £10.00, New Look Metal Heel Slingback Heeled Shoe Boot £24.00, Christmas Gift Box GREEN TULIP ETHICAL LIVING £16, GHD COPPER LUXE BLACK PLATINUM GIFT SET £155.00, House of Disaster Pink Hippo Light £35.00, ASOS Metallic Clutch Bag With Metal Bar £15.00, Solid Rose Gold Interlocking Hearts Necklace £89.00 & Spotty China Letter Mug £14.95

I usually always leave my Christmas shopping until last minute which isn’t the wisest idea but thankfully I did mine in November, well the bulk of it so were a bit more prepared this year which has saved me running around like a headless chicken. I’ve complied a guide which is full of different price ranges and gifts that will suit the majority of ladies for Christmas these can all be bought online *hurrah* saving you mowing through busy town centres, which as you know is an absolute nightmare.

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Pre Christmas Haul

H&M Galaxy Pj & Leggings Set £14.99

When it comes to H&M clothing I just can’t say no unless I can’t squeeze myself into them then that’s a different story, pyjamas to me are essential at Christmas time or any time for that matter, personally I always request them every year as a present from my Husband. To me there is nothing better than getting into fresh bedding with brand new pjs on!

These galaxy cuffed jersey pjs are super comfortable and stretchy, I tend to go for the cuffed leg pjs as they stay in place at night instead of riding up your leg in turn making you uncomfortable and dancing around the bed.

H&M Grey Chunky Knit Jumper £24.99

I am forever obsessing with chunky knit jumpers they just look that little bit more cosier with the colder months, so this one was a no brainer especially as it is from H&M too. This jumper looks great with some high waisted jeans and little black ankle boots.

New Look Burgundy Boucle Textured Longline Cardigan £24.99

This chunky thick burgundy cardigan is perfect for winter, it comes just above the knee and looks great with a little black t-shirt or long sleeved. The cardigan has little flecks of holographic threads which gives it that snowy and Christmassy feel.

Urban Decay Shadow Box £23

Being a beauty blogger makeup is always on my to buy list especially Urban Decay, their product range is gorgeous. This shadow box palette has 12 incredible shades for £23 which allows you to create several awesome eye looks including a couple of perfect shades for Christmas day! Urban Decay’s eyeshadow palettes never fall short of being super pigmented, creamy and blendable as you can see from the photos.

Shades: Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout, Flash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow and Baked Cowboy

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick £15

I am absolutely obsessed with lipsticks at the moment I feel quite bare when i’m not wearing any, especially when it comes to the deeper berry wintery shades. This lipstick is part of their comfort matte range in the shade Disturbed which is like a burnt burgundy. If you don’t like red lipstick then this might be for you, it’s deeper and darker which is perfect for both subtle eye makeup and a smokey eye look.

Kiko Skin Modernist 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer £18.90

I was in desperate need for some new foundation and have heart great things about Kiko Cosmetics so I grabbed this 2-in-1 foundation and concealer in the shade warm rose. The foundation comes with a doe foot applicator which is something different from what i’ve used before. This foundation claims to give a flawless natural satin look which lasts all day long so i’m excited to test it out.

Waterstones Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Book £8.49

I don’t tend to read a lot of books but I would love to so where better to start than Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it is definitely on the list of things to do in the New Year. The book is beautifully presented with a gorgeous royal blue and gold cover giving it that magical feeling.

Wilko Glow Jewellery Hex Trinket £5

This has literally saved my life, I am forever needing somewhere to put my jewellery but always forget to pick something up. This elegant but cute copper mirrored trinket is the perfect to store all your favourite jewellery.

 

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H&M Wish List

I am absolutely obsessed with H&M I want everything when I go in store and they’re always reasonably priced, these are definitely the times that I wish money grew on trees. Though I always find myself disappointed in their sizes especially when it comes to jeans, they only go up to a size 16 and I can’t even squeeze my thighs into them which doesn’t give you a boost of confidence but the t-shirts, jumpers etc are absolutely fine.

Long cardigan £14.99, Oversized jumper £14.99, Pom pom hat £7.99, Short lace dress £29.99, Pj leggings set £14.99, Glittery blanket £29.99, Small glass plant pot £7.99, Kids patterned duvet set £14.99Scented candle in glass jar £0.99, Eyeshadow palette £9.99 , Eyeshadow palette £9.99, Ankle boots £29.99,Wool-blend bouclé coat £39.99

This wish list is full of cosy wear and home bits ready for winter,  my absolute favourite of the bunch is the short lace dress which would be perfect for any upcoming Christmas and New Year parties.

What’s on your wish lists?

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Winter Is Coming!

Afternoon ladies & gents!

I’m back, well.. sort of. I’ve had a HUGE break away from blogging as you may have realised, there has been a hell of a lot going on lately. We’ve recently moved homes from Manchester to Wales, so of course with that comes a new job etc, unfortunately blogging has had to take a back seat.

So here goes, I thought a wintery kind of post would be perfect for my first post back as it is starting to get to those colder months. The perfect time of year in my opinion, I absolutely love my knitted jumpers, cosy movie nights with the room filled with spicy smelling candles & hot chocolates. I recently took a trip to town to pick up a couple of essentials to help me survive these colder months and thought I would share them with your lovely selves.

I headed over to H&M firstly and picked up a lovely thin high neck knitted jumper (£14.99), I instantly fell in love with this. If you know me personally then you will know I have a love for grey things, so of course this would be in my basket. What I love about this jumper is it’s thin but yet still keeps me really warm so i’m not sweating buckets whilst walking around. I also picked up a long chunky knit cardigan (£14.99) which is a lovely blend of white and black wool, it comes down to my knees which in my opinion it’s a must for those who like comfortable clothing. I think I might have to go back and grab the dark grey & black version.

I also headed over to Boots, because you just have to right!? I can’t seem to help myself when I go into there. I just want everything *wishes money grew on trees*. I headed over to the Sleek makeup section as I’ve been seeing their matte lipsticks around so I thought I’d test them out. I really liked the selection of colours but felt a little indecisive of which full sized version to purchase. I ended up having a little nosey at their Christmas gift selection and there was a 3ml 4 piece The Magic Word mini matte me liquid lipsticks set (£5.00). It had a variety of minis which was absolutely perfect and just £5, bargain! Can’t really complain at that!? So that definitely found its way into my basket. As mentioned they are 3ml each and come in Birthday Suit, Velvet Slipper, Rioja Red And Old Hollywood. I headed back over to their makeup section because they didn’t have one of the colours I liked in the minis and grabbed Vino Tinto in the full size (£4.99).

I lastly grabbed another jumper from Primark, they’ve got a really nice selection of knitted jumpers this year in stunning autumn colours, which I really cannot resist! I’ve already complied a list of what’s next to buy. It’s just a simple burgundy high necked jumper which I think was £12, it’s super soft and quite thin but it keeps me nice and toasty and the same time. I also grabbed a new scarf (£5), I absolutely love scarves and grey things like I mentioned so it was a must have! It’s really soft and quite wide so you can really wrap it round you and make you feel super cosy.

Lastly I wandered over to Superdrug and grabbed a couple of other items which were pretty much essentials. I grabbed MUA Eye Define Felt Liner (£2), Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water  (£4.99) and Leafy and Lovely hand cream (£3).

Do you have anything on your winter wish list?

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Get ready for summer with New Look

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I have always been a huge fan of New Look clothing especially their skater dresses, I could literally spend all day in there. So when I had arranged to have a little early birthday shopping trip I knew one place that I was definitely heading to! I decided to pick up this gorgeous Black Button Front Floral Print Playsuit £19.99.

This is my first ever outfit post, we went up to a local wooded area to take photos of my little girl so I took the opportunity to have my outfit photographed by my partner. This floral playsuit is great for summer, made from woven fabric so it is quite thin making it a great wear for those warmer/hotter months. The floral detail covers the whole of the playsuit with spots of colour throughout which might be one for those who like monotone clothing like me.

I absolutely love the back detail, with four triangles taken out of the material making a cross, it adds a really nice touch to the playsuit. I have found that this goes great with a oversized maroon cardigan, tights and ankle boots.

What’s on your New Look wish list?

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My New Look wish list

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Mini Manchester Haul

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A couple of weeks ago I headed to Manchester with my sister and the little lady to grab a couple of bits, I headed over to Boots and Primark.

From Primark I decided to grab this lace and pleated top which was a bargain at £7.99. I decided to get it in size 16 as I love tops that are a little baggier because they are comfier in my opinion. The top has really thin and light material so it is perfect for going out or even summer months. I also decided to pick up a tin of Vaseline for £1.99, my lips always seem to be dry so this is a life saver and definitely a handbag favourite.

I was also running low on eyebrow powder so I decided to grab Barry M ‘Brow Kit’ from Boots which cost £5.99. I love this little brow kit, it is compact and handbag friendly also including a lovely sized mirror inside perfect for on the go touch ups. The kit includes a small pair of tweezers and a mini duo angled and blending brush, again perfect for travelling. This gorgeous sleek Barry M ‘Brow Kit’ comes with three sections to help create those perfect brows, a wax, powder and highlighter. I have been using this kit every day for the past couple of weeks and have definitely fallen in love! it is everything you need for your brows in one compact kit.

Have you had any recent hauls? I’d love to see them!

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South Beach Blogging Event | #SouthBeachMovieDay

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Today I was kindly invited to the South Beach #SouthBeachMovieDay event at The Corner House Cinema in Manchester as a plus one to Heather over at Of Beauty and Nothingness. I was extremely excited for my first blog event but stupidly nervous but it helped a lot as I already knew Heather from University. I also had never been to The Corner House before but have always passed it, it’s a small 2 screened cinema that shows a lot of independent films which also includes cafe/bar area and a small range of books and cards.

When we arrived at The Corner House the atmosphere was lovely and welcoming, we were guided down to the cinema screens where we watched Clueless, and to say I have not watched this film it’s pretty good but it’s your typical chick flick. After the film viewing we were then guided upstairs to a separate room which was filled with tonnes of goodies – candy floss, preview of new lounge wear and swimwear, cakes, sweeties, drinks & pizza! I was in heaven with all those sweets.

The lounge wear and swimwear were both great a lovely range of colourful items but the one piece that stuck out to me was the ‘Sweetie Pie’ loungewear set, it is super cute which reminded me of David & Goliath‘s clothing range. We were also kindly given a goody bag which included some great products, 40% off their store and a luxury facial treatment! though unfortunately I do not wear tan though i’m sure my sister would love it.

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Overall, it was a lovely event to attend with a variety of things to do including some yummy treats. Thank you to the lovely South Beach team for putting on a great event and thank you to Heather for my invite.

Head over to Heather’s blog HERE

Have you bought from South Beach before? What are your thoughts on their range?

Head over to South Beach by clicking their logo below.

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New Look Wish List

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New Look Wish List

Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots (RRP £19.99) – When I saw these boots I was in love, I’m not really a shoe buyer I usually stick to my vans as they are so comfy but my Asos boots were starting to feel tight and with my maternity leave coming to an end I needed some new boots for work especially as winter is coming I don’t want cold tutsies. I went ahead and bought these beauties yesterday when I went to Manchester (a haul post coming shortly). 

White Long Sleeve Butterfly Print Pyjamas (RRP £19.99) – I absolutely love pjs I would literally just wear them all day and everyday if I could, you can never have enough I think. So when I saw these they are incredibly cute and what’s not to love about them. 

Red Petal Print Skater Dress (RRP £14.99) – Another of my favourites is dresses, seriously I could just wear them whatever the weather. My particular favourite style has got to be skater dresses they just look great and of course it would be stunning  teamed up with those black boots and cable knit tights!

Samya Grey Knitted Button Neck Top (RRP £24) – I love winter as all my knitted clothing comes back out making you feel cosy and warm, there is nothing better than a oversized knitted jumper on at work. When I saw this again I was in love which I am usually fussy when I go shopping but it ticked all the boxes, it’s grey and knitted! 

Brave Soul Black Aztec Lace Back Waterfall Cardigan (RRP £17.99) – Is it just me or do all these clothing appear that they would look fantastic when paired together? This would look great with both dresses. 

Have you got a New Look wish list? What items are in yours?

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