KIKO Fast & Easy Nail Polish Remover

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As much as I love painting my nails, taking off my nail polish is my least favourite stage of the process. Countless amounts of cotton pads, scrubbing and inhaling of chemical fumes is not really my idea of fun (is it anyone’s?!). I was asked by Closer magazine to try the KIKO Fast & Easy nail polish remover. I never thought I’d hear the words fast and easy being used to describe such a product – it almost sounded too good to be true, but nevertheless I jumped at the opportunity.
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Step 1: Dip your nail into the middle of the sponge and twist round. The image below shows my nail after one twist. As you can see, the majority of the nail polish has been removed and there’s only a little left at the edges.
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Step 2: Repeat the dip and twist process. After two twists all traces of nail polish were removed – result!

£5.90*

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I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before. It took me around 2 minutes to remove the polish from both of my hands! I have definitely become a nail polish remover convert. KIKO also seems to be an emerging cosmetics brand in the UK. I noticed yesterday that a KIKO store is opening on London’s Regent Street in Oxford Circus. I’ve recently started using the KIKO eyebrow palette and love it so I’m excited to check out the new store!

You can purchase the Fast & Easy remover here, and hurry because there’s 25% off! This product really does exactly what it says on the tub. 5/5 from me!

Have you tried a dip and twist remover? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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OOTD – Silk Trousers & Sandals

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Top - Topshop Trousers - French Connection Necklace - Primark Shoes - New Look

Top – Topshop
Trousers – French Connection
Necklace – Primark
Shoes – New Look


A short but sweet post today guys as I’m in a rush to catch my train! I went on a little shopping trip yesterday and bought this necklace, pair of trousers and sandals. The trousers are the Chelsea Silk Trousers from French Connection and were a steal at £29 in the sale from a whopping £87! They are 100% silk, meaning they are extra soft and super comfy, perfect for summer. My sandals were £9 down from £20 and are ideal for daytime wear. They can be paired with almost anything and the crossover design adds a cute little touch. The necklace was £4 and is from Primark. I don’t really see the point in spending ridiculous amounts on jewellery from places like Topshop when you can find pieces that are just as pretty yet so much cheaper elsewhere, AND are exactly the same quality.

So that’s a short roundup of my purchases. Sorry I haven’t made this post an entertaining read, but I’m off to London today for three whole weeks where I am going to embark upon 2 fashion writing internships. Wish me luck!
I’ll try to post as much as I can when I’m away, but apologies in advance if there’s a delay.

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Wireless festival

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Floral Crown – Dorothy Perkins
Earrings – Dorothy Perkins
Top – Primark
Shorts – Zara
Boots – Topshop
Lipstick – M.A.C ‘Media’


Last Sunday I attended Wireless festival in London. I’ve only ever attended one festival in my life which was Parklife in Manchester, so it was exciting to experience a case of festival fever once again (this time without the rain and mud!). Being highly unprepared on the wardrobe front and only deciding what to wear half an hour before we had to leave, I threw on this top and shorts combo. I purchased the shorts from Zara last summer and fell in love with the cute, crochet design. And since about 90% of the girls at Wireless were wearing denim shorts, I was really glad I opted for these! My top is just a plain, dipped-hem style vest from Primark – simple, lightweight and of course, NEON (will I ever get over this trend?). I accessorised with my floral crown, adding a girly touch, but chose to grunge it up a little with my Topshop Mighty boots (here) and dark plum lip in the shade Media by M.A.C.

Wireless was far better than I imagined and I had an amazing time drinking and dancing around in the sun. My highlights were definitely the two main acts: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, and of course Rihanna’s surprise entrance! I definitely need to attend more festivals in the future; they’re such a fun summer thing to do and make a nice change from an indoor concert. Next stop Coachella anyone?

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OOTD – Summer daytime style

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Top - Primark Shorts - adl (Istanbul, Turkey) Clutch - Select Ring - Ebay Shoes - Zara

Top – Primark
Shorts – adl (Istanbul, Turkey)
Clutch – Select
Ring – Ebay
Watch – Marc Jacobs*
Shoes – Zara


When the sun is shining, I love nothing more than catching up with friends and family over lunch and cocktails, and yesterday I did exactly that. I decided to wear a relatively simple outfit paired with my favourite Zara sandals. I purchased this top last week as I was on the hunt for a loose-fitted cami. I spotted this in Primark and was attracted to the gold chain straps which I think add an element of sophistication (never thought I would say sophistication and Primark in the same sentence), disguising the £5 price tag. The material is soft and satin-like, without that thin, cheap sort of feel to it like I tend to notice with a lot of Primark tops.

My shorts are from a Turkish clothing store called adl, which I purchased on a shopping trip in Istanbul last summer. Similar to my top, they are extremely lightweight and soft, making them easy to wear in hotter weather. I love the tie belt and the bright coral shade which really sets off the outfit.

Since my top has little gold straps, I chose my accesories accordingly. My ring is from Ebay (here) and flew all the way from Hong Kong; I like its unusual shape and for 99p with free p+p I couldn’t really complain! I completed the outfit with my cream, studded clutch which I bought from Select – a shop which I NEVER go into because I personally find the clothes really tacky (I’d say it’s similar to Quiz, if you’re familiar with that shop in the UK), but I spotted this in the window and I think it was only about £8! Thinking about it, I’m not entirely sure the shop even exists anymore?!

Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful weather!

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Boohoo festival lookbook

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With the festival season in full force, I’m sure many of you have become faced with that all important question – WHAT TO WEAR?! Thanks to boohoo.com, your wardrobe woes can be abolished, since they’ve kindly sent me their festival lookbook to give you some festival fashion inspo. If like me, you’re attending London’s Wireless this weekend then these looks are no doubt the perfect solution to get you festival-ready. Bright, bold prints are the way forward, especially if you want to be noticed by JT himself (I know you do). I love the Bohemian-esque feel to each of these looks. The fringing, tie-dye and headbands look super cute together and the white jacket is to die for (tdf to those in the cool crew). The neon bracelets and chunky gold rings are the ideal accessory, and the biker boots paired with fluoro socks will keep your tootsies stylish and free from any muddy patches!

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I’ve picked out my favourite celebrity festival fashion look, Vanessa Hudgens. How beaut is this outfit?! Boho chic is definitely a big hit on the festival scene this year.

So if you’re feeling inspired, head over to boohoo.com to recreate these looks for yourself. I know I’m going to.
Have fun at your festivals!

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Trafford Centre Haul

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Blouse - Zara Necklace - New Look Lipstick - M.A.C 'Crosswires' Shorts - Topshop Floral Crown - Dorothy Perkins

Blouse – Zara
Necklace – New Look
Lipstick – M.A.C ‘Crosswires’*
Shorts – Topshop
Floral Crown – Dorothy Perkins


Last week I went to the Trafford Centre, initially with the intention to just browse (yeah right, who was I kidding?!) But of course, my good for nothing intentions were soon demolished the moment I set eyes upon those 4 enticing letters…S-A-L-E…

I’ve wanted the monochrome blouse from Zara for a few weeks now, and so when I saw that it had been reduced from £29.99 to £22.99 my bank card magically leaped out of my purse – okay, it’s not a huge saving but every penny counts! Besides, you can’t go wrong with a bit of zebra print – black, white, what’s not to love?

Admittedly the necklace wasn’t in the sale, but was a steal at £6.99. I have a bit of a thing for New Look jewellery, I swear 90% of my necklaces are from there! I bought it to wear with a dress in mind since it’s quite a formal piece. I think it looks a bit too much with this blouse, but I decided to put them together for the purpose of the picture.

As I’ve probably said a million times before, MAC is my all time favourite cosmetics brand. I purchased this lipstick using the ‘Back to MAC’ policy – whereby if you hand in any six empty MAC products, you receive a free lipstick of your choice. The cremesheen lipsticks are my favourite because they don’t dry your lips out easily and instead, leave them feeling moisturised. The shade I chose is called Crosswires, which is a bright, corally pink.

The Topshop shorts had been reduced from £32 to £15. I don’t really wear shorts that often, I tend to reach for a skirt or dress, so this purchase was entirely necessary! I was drawn to the floral design and the highwaisted style, which I find is a lot more flattering than those that sit on the hips. In order to show off the shorts, I paired them with a cropped tee (also from Topshop). However, I didn’t feel entirely comfortable wearing them together so I think I’ll opt for a floaty vest top when I wear them out.

The floral crown is very festival-esque and highly appropriate since I’ll be attending Wireless fest in London next week. I got it for a bargain £5 reduced from £12.50. I think it’s a really good dupe of the Crown & Glory bands because it doesn’t have that cheap sort of look to it!

Hope you like my buys. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Eudon Choi for River Island

Eudon Choi is a Korean-born, London-based fashion designer with a true talent for creating exceptional pieces, simply screaming innovation. After being granted the privilege of viewing both his London Fashion Week SS & AW/13 catwalk shows, Choi’s collections have forever since become my most memorable fashion week pieces. As an emerging designer, Eudon Choi may not be a familiar name amongst some of you fashion enthusiasts, but with his upcoming collaboration with high-street store River Island, there’s no denying it soon will be. I was positively thrilled when I first discovered this exciting revelation – a stark contrast to my reaction when I heard about Rihanna for RI *rolls eyes*. The mere fact that Choi has actually exercised his own raw talent into creating the collection is the biggest triumph – again in comparison to Rihanna, whose designs were really down to fashion designer, Adam Selman. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not denying that Rihanna provided her own input into each design, because I’m certain she did, I just find the concept of an established recording artist suddenly releasing a clothing line so cliché. I think it’s a lot more refreshing to hear that a young designer, like Choi, is working their way up in the fashion world. I almost feel as though I’ve seen his talent grow, thinking way back to the first time I viewed his SS/13 collection, where admittedly, was also the first time I was acquainted with his existence as a designer. So in honour of Eudon Choi’s big reveal, I have decided to share some photos I took of his fashion week pieces (excuse the awkward angles & poor quality!). Enjoy!

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Choi’s 16-piece collection for River Island is inspired by the 1991 Peter Lindbergh/Grace Coddington Wild At Heart shoot for Vogue, and will hit stores this September. I can’t wait to see it!

And if you’d like to know more about his SS/13 collection, here is the link to my catwalk review for Stilorama magazine http://www.stilorama.com/blog/?p=2446#.UdMd3cXA-eA

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