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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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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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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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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Cheltenham Ladies Day #ColourMeMarch

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I had a phone call from the lovely people over at EtailPR wondering if I wanted to take part in their Colour Me March competition to win 2 tickets to Cheltenham Races on the 11th March 2015. The competition consists of doing a blog post containing what you would wear if you went to the races and to try and make it as colourful as possible.

I am a sucker for monochrome so this post was not easy to do, but I headed over to ASOS and found a gorgeous outfit. I absolutely love dresses so that was a no brainer on the outfit choice and I fell totally in love with this gorgeous ASOS Floral Skater Dress (£42.00) which in my opinion is perfect for spring/summer. To go with this absolutely beautiful dress I chose some New Look Carosel Buckle Boots (£27.99) these super cute ankle-less buckled boots would go perfectly with the ASOS dress and because I am absolutely useless in heels. To finish it off I decided to choose the ASOS Leather Shopper Bag with Skinny Straps (£32.00), I tend to carry around quite a few bits in my handbag so this one was a perfect choice size wise.

What outfit choices would you make for Colour Me March? I would love to know in the comments.

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Manchester Haul | New Look, Lush, Makeup Revolution, Yankee Candles

Saturday I headed to Manchester to buy some new boots after unexpectedly receiving a 5 week wage and creating my New Look wish list and decided to grab some other bits and bats. I can not get enough of these stores lately especially Lush and Makeup Revolution so I had to fulfil the urge to buy more.

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LUSH cosmetics | Northern Lights & Cupcake Face Mask

My last LUSH visit (post coming soon) I missed out on the Halloween and Christmas range by 1 day I was gutted, I saw that quite a few bloggers had the Northern Lights bath bomb (RRP £3.50) and I must say it looked absolutely stunning in the bath I had to have it. Unfortunately this time I did not raid the store but just grabbed this and a sample of Cupcake face mask, Soon as I got home I ran the bath and tested ‘Northern Lights’ out and I must say OMG it is absolutely amazing, it smells great, looks great and even leaves stars in your water! I was left feeling clean, refreshed and relaxed.

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I love my face masks I currently have at the moment from my last LUSH haul ‘Mask of Magnaminty’ and ‘Dark Angels’  which are great for oily skin, again I have read quite a few blog reviews about the ‘Cupcake’ face mask and read good things so when I went into the store I kindly asked if I was able to grab a sample which I have yet to review so keep your eyes peeled.

“Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise.”

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Yankee Candles | Cinnamon Stick, Fireside Treats & Amber Moon Votive Candles

I have always loved candles it reminds me of those cosy nights in with my mum, you have to admit it makes your house look that much cosier. When candles spring to mind I always think of Yankee Candles and their smell.. it is divine with so many scents. I was strolling through Manchester Arndale when I spotted that they had recently opened a Yankee Candle store which I had to raid! I literally smelt nearly every candle they had (my poor Fiance and little lady) but I decided to grab 4, I chose ‘Cinnamon Stick’ (RRP £1.35), ‘Fireside Treats’ (RRP £1.35) and ‘Amber Moon’ (RRP £1.80) and they smell great, but my favourite has to be ‘Cinnamon Stick’ so I grabbed two of those.

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Makeup Revolution | Redemption Palette Hot Smoked, Adore 14 Nail Varnish & Top Coat and Base Coat 04

Last time I went to Manchester they were in the process of adding it into their Superdrug store which I was so excited about because I am really loving their products! (latest review of their lipsticks). I originally wanted to go to grab their new ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape‘ but unfortunately it was not stocked and I could not leave without a few of their products especially as it was 3 for 2. I decided to grab the ‘Redemption Palette Hot Smoked’ (RRP £4) I absolutely adored the colours it caters for those smokey eye and nude looks fantastically. When swatching the palette the colours are highly pigmented just one stroke with your makeup brush and it does the trick, no need to build up several times.

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I also decided to grab ‘Adore 14’ (RRP £1) and ‘Top Coat and Base Coat 04’ (RRP £1) I am a sucker for nail polishes I love them, I feel naked without any on and as mentioned before I love purple so I saw that they had a pale pastel purple i grabbed it. Unfortunately it takes a few coats to create full coverage but can you really complain with it being £1. I also was running out of top coat so I decided to pick that up which I have found that if too much is applied once dried it goes quite bubbly.

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I am continuously pleased with Makeup Revolutions products, they are a fantastic budget brand and also grabbed their ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape’ and their ‘Pressed Powder’ online (review coming soon).

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New Look | Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots

I have recently done a wish list post on New Look items and these boots were included in the list, as mentioned in the post new boots were a must with returning back to work soon. These ‘Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots’ (RRP £19.99) are super comfy, feel great and not to mention not too expensive.

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Have you had a recent shopping haul? What did you grab?

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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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