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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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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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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Winter Wish List

I haven’t done a gift guide in quite some time so here it is, I absolutely love reading what other people have on their wish lists it gives me so many ideas of what to buy and often things that I wouldn’t even think of myself. I think that wish lists are great for anyone that has absolutely no idea what to buy for their loved ones, friends or even secret santa, I know I always struggle and would rather know what a person wants.

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Black Buckle Strap Elasticated Block Heel Ankle Boots, NewLook £27.99

Grey Pearl Jumper, Dorothy Perkins £23.90

Wine Sequin Lace Skater Dress, Dorothy Perkins £17.60

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Grey Bunny Ear Slippers, New Look £5.99

Duvet Day Print Cloud Tee and Legging Set, Asos £24.00

Brushed Cotton Fairisle Print Bed Set, Double, Next £40.00

 

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Tonal Weave Throw, Next £30.00

Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set, Beauty Bay £56.95

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette, Debenhams £40.00

What do you have on your wish list?

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H&M Toddler Mini Haul

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I never need an excuse to spend money on my little one, I am forever wanting things for her as there is just too many cute things out there! I headed to Manchester with her yesterday as I got to spend my Selfridges competition voucher, we had such a lovely lunch together and then headed to H&M, my all time favourite for super cute clothes.

I wanted to get Scarlett a lovely little winter coat as the past few days it’s been really nippy and of course now were in autumn winter is creeping up on us. I found this absolutely gorgeous double breasted beige coat for her (£19.99) which has embroidered pockets and little cute ears on the hood. I tried this on her and she looks incredibly adorable, I wouldn’t mind one myself to be honest.

For just under £20 the quality of this coat is incredible, it is really nice and warm which will keep her really toasty in the colder months, to be honest it is just all round perfect. I am gutted though, they only do the sizes up to 1 1/2 to 2 years so I can’t buy her the next size up for when she has grown out of it!

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In terms of accessories I grabbed two headbands for her, the fluffy ear ones (£2.50) and the star headband (£1.99), her collection is forever expanding. I also grabbed her a super cute teddy, a ballerina bunny (£6.99) in my opinion a girl can never have enough teddies especially if they are as cute as this! it was a little gift from her lovely nanny as she wanted us to buy something special for her, so we definitely fulfilled that order.

I also grabbed her a little cute long sleeved purple spotted dress (£5.99), Scarlett really suits the colour purple and dresses in general, she just looks good enough to eat in them! I think even though this is size 1 1/2 to 2 years we will get a little longer out of it due to the material being stretchy which is a bonus for any mum!

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Groom Trends!

Wedding season is upon us and as you may know if you have read a few of my posts that me and my partner are getting married in October so this posts seems fitting. I must admit I am currently a little obsessed with pinning wedding photos from Pintrest anything from flowers to dresses and suits. With the big day creeping up luckily we have now pretty much got everything sorted and paid for but when it came to dress and suit shopping that was a whole new ball game!

I have never imagined how many different types of suits there was to decide from but there is tonnes of different styles and colours! so if I was struggling then there must be many more feeling the same, right? Fashion Beans have given grooms to be a little helping hand with their infographic on groom trends featuring suits from formal and classic to relaxed and informal styles so a little something for everyone.

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Personally I really like the lounge suits, my partner went for a lovely grey slim fit suit when we was doing our wedding shopping. I really like this infographic and feel like it would be really handy for you guys when on the hunt for a suit whether it be for your own wedding or someone else’s.

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Bridesmaid Dresses For Every Body Shape

Wedding season is upon us and with my wedding creeping up in October I think that this post is ideal. Coast have recently provided an info-graphic on how to ensure that your bridesmaids look their best on your wedding day with advice around which dresses to choose to suit their body shape. In my opinion I think that this is really important and it would be for me if I was having bridesmaids at my wedding, I would want to ensure that they look their best and feel comfortable on my big day.

As you may know, Coast have a wide range of clothing on their website particularly dresses for events such as weddings, parties and the races.

 As mentioned above they have published a handy body shape chart giving you advice as to what types of clothing to go for to suit your body shape and if your thinking it can’t get better than that then it definitely does, Coast also have all the suggested types of dresses, different necklines and dresses for those who are tall and petite in their store and website making your decisions simple.

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If your not sure on what you want or if you have a particular style in mind then Coast have created the bridesmaid style book which I highly recommend you check out, it allows you to shop via colour, style, trend and inspiration.

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*Sponsored post

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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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My Little Box March 2015

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My Little Box (RRP £11.00 plus P&P)

For the past couple of months I have been subscribed to Glossybox but I seem to be loosing interest in them so I have decided to do Glossybox as a one off rather than subscription. I have also seen quite a lot of the My Little Box’s over Instagram and must admit they have won me over with their super cute designs and products included in the boxes! If you have not heard of My Little Box before then it is a  “hand-picked and beautifully designed box of fashion, beauty and lifestyle surprises. With accessories, products and other goodies created exclusively for you and based around a different theme every month, each box promises to delight the lucky recipient”

This months box is My Little Superbox which has a gorgeous chic comic box styled box, I am definitely a fan of this. In this months box there is a total of 5 products which range from beauty, fashion and lifestyle worth over £65. 

Upon opening the box I was greeted by a lovely branded ribbon and some Super Stickers (£4.00) which have a variety of stickers from super woman outfits to quotes. I do quite like these stickers they are really cute but to be honest they are still sat in the box as I do not know what to do with them. There was also included in the box a t-shirt designed by Gat Rimon and My Little Box  (£29), a gorgeous light grey t-shirt which has “I believe I can Fly” printed on the chest area. This definitely fits in with the theme of the box and I must admit this is definitely my new favourite t-shirt, the only downside is that it is one size! I do tend to like my t-shirts to be a little baggier.

In terms of beauty items that were included in the box was My Little Box’s own makeup brand My Little Beauty, I have always loved this about the box when I have seen pictures of other blogger’s goodies. This month they have included Crayon Lips & Cheeks (14 €), which came in a gorgeous drawstring bag with “My Little Box” and bows all over. The crayon doesn’t actually say what shade it is so I can’t really tell you but it is quite a bright peachy pink but not too in your face. I absolutely love the formula of this, when applied to your hand it is quite chalky making it easier to blend on your cheeks though when applied on your lips it is moisturising but it doesn’t stay put for long whilst eating and drinking.

Also included in the gorgeous drawstring bag was a 75ml tube of Kerastase Lait Crystal Conditioner (£7.50) a generous sample size. This conditioner is aimed at those with dry lengths or ends, so if you have dry hair like me then this conditioner will be perfect for you. I am super excited to try this product out as my hair does tend to dry out really easy, the conditioner is enriched with plant origin extract which leaves your hair looking smoother with a feather light finish. Also included in the box was Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream (£4) this has been my handbag must have, it is incredibly hydrating for my hands making them super soft. I have really dry hands since returning to work after maternity leave, I have to wash them twice as much as I usually do so it really dries them out but this hand cream has worked wonders for them.

Finally the box included a A5 sized magazine which features food recipes, quotes and beauty tips. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this months box it has definitely won me over to subscribe every month.

Head over to My Little Box and get your first box for £11 using the code ‘MYFIRSTBOX’

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