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7 June 2018

Monki














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31 May 2018

#Monkistyle


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27 May 2018

Miss Papped

Black & white check dress- Here
Blue and white striped flares- Here
Rainbow crop top- Here
Pink bandeau top- Here
Beige bandeau top- Here

I was kindly sent these gorgeous pieces by Miss Papp and fell In love with them all, particularly the black and white check dress which is something I wouldn't normally wear but its so cute on and is really flattering, I'll be wearing it if the sun ever comes back to Edinburgh where it seems to have disappeared indefinitely. Lewis is back on Wednesday and I did little other than work last week and watch gossip girl (still addicted).


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24 May 2018

Current haircare routine with Nu Skin



Hair Mask- Nu Skin
Shampoo- Nu Skin
Conditioner- Nu Skin

I've been a long term fan of Nu Skin for at least two years now and at Christmas they kindly sent me their hair care range to try out. I have well and truly given these products a fair run and can say that they are honestly now my go to hair products. I have natural curly and very frizzy hair, I also recently went blonde which of course can be very damaging. The Renu hair mask has been a godsend since I went blonde and when I feel like my hair is looking dry or lifeless I simply pop the hair mask onto dry hair and leave it in for as long as I feel necessary depending the condition of my hair. 

I then go ahead and jump into the shower to use the Clarifying shampoo and the Rich conditioner. Again because I have naturally curly and dry hair I'm a sucker for a good conditioner and this one is the best I've ever used, it makes my hair feel crazy soft and gives my dry ends the love and care that they need!

You can find the full range of haircare by Nu Skin here and a full list of their products here.




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23 May 2018

Charlie Miller Takes On The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2018

3 contemporary looks that were nothing less than impressive are what took Charlie Miller straight to the grand final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy awards which will be held in London on June the 4th. 

Look created by Rosslyn Orr and Michele Began.
Rosslyn Orr and Michele Began created a look inspired originally by an Alexander McQueen show full of ultraviolet shades and hues, Rosslyn set her creative mind on using similar tones amongst blonde/icy colour. This season’s hair trends were shaping up to have lots of silver and violet so her choice was defined. Rosslyn Orr (aka Roz) is Salon Manager at Charlie Miller’s salon in South St Andrew Street. She has been hairdressing for 26 years. Michelle Baigan, Senior Head Stylist at the salon is supporting Roz who describes how working together has been an amazing experience: “Michelle cuts hair like none other and has been doing it for more than 20 years. She really understands a head of hair so to work with her has been incredible. I encouraged her to become a Colourist and she qualified last year. This is huge for her as well.”
Look created by Tammy Neillings
Tammy Neillings has been hairdressing for 8 years and she is the salon Manager at the Charlie Miller Ocean Terminal salon. After competing in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy last year and getting a taste for the competition Tammy just knew she had to compete again this year. This time round she has decided to set herself a challenge and has entered the Men’s Image Award. Tammy was inspired by current and future trends when it comes to both fashion and hair so Tammy decided that she wanted to create an image rather than a look. She wanted the hair to describe a personality and a lifestyle and has chosen  her male model to complement this. Think “young American”. 

After entering earlier this year and reaching the semi-finals Tammy’s team at Ocean Terminal has been well and truly inspired. The younger team in particular have been involved in mixing colour formulas. They are looking forward to see the final look at the semi-finals. Especially because they can say that they were part of the process. The team knows that one day, with the right support, they too can compete.

Look created by Leigh Forrest
Leigh Forrest has worked with Charlie Miller for an impressive 18 years and is currently the Stafford Street Assistant Salon Manager. After competing in last years Colour Trophy Awards Leigh was encouraged by the Charlie Miller directors to compete again. Leigh was inspired by the feminism movement and she became fascinated by contemporary movements and in particular the recent centenary of the Women’s Vote Leigh was spurred on to research previous decades. Leigh felt inspired by the 20’s in particular and the idea behind her look was born. “The 20s was all about female empowerment and about defying beauty norms. It was about women doing what they want, when they want and doing it looking how they want. Having shorter hair was one of the ways women expressed themselves and  inspired me to create my look. I have the same model as last year but have created a totally different look.”

The Charlie Miller stylists are ready to compete on the 4th of June at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2018 and I'll be backing them all the way. You can purchase tickets for the big night here.

Contact numbers for all 5 Charlie Miller salons are listed below so you can book in for your very own transformation like my very own "Blonde ambition" dream that came true in a CM salon chair!

Stafford Street(West End)- 0131 226 5550/1
South St Andrews Street(City Centre)- 0131 556 9898
Fredrick Street(George street)- 0131 225 1141
Ocean Terminal(Leith)- 0131 555 1711
Holy Corner(Bruntsfield)0131 447 0099

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22 May 2018

Match point

Jacket- Missy Empire
Trousers-Missy Empire
Shoes-Topshop

I've never ever been one to obsess over dreams or to even really believe that dreams mean anything but over the past few weeks I've been having a re occurring dream that I'm finding it really hard to walk, as if I'm pushing my way through thick mud or as if I'm carrying a huge weight. I woke up last night genuinely exhausted and then I realised I was dreaming after some googling a realised that it's probably down to all the change that's happening in my life right now. I'm moving flat next month, we're not going far but the emotional attachment to the flat we're currently in is huge. I also just got a new job and I'm nervous about starting in a new place with new people as stupid as that sounds as I type it.

Lewis is still in California and although I've honestly had the best time seeing my friends loads and getting home to see my mum and to witness my gorgeous friend Rebecca Bryson getting married I have missed him. I've realised how much I depend on him to reassure me and encourage me so I'll be glad to have him back in a few days time.

This post was way deeper than I anticipated so onto this gorgeous co ord from Missy Empire, I wore it to the airport to get home for Rebeccas wedding and I'm not gonna like I felt cute AF in it. Mustard is one of my favourite colours to wear and a co ord just makes anyone look pulled together even if they don't feel it!

Till next time :)
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20 May 2018

White out // Monki


Shirt- ASOS
Blazer- ASOS
Trousers- ASOS
Shoes- Topshop
Bag-ASOS

Happy Thursday all! I've just gotten back from a quick trip back to Belfast to see a good friend of mine get married (congrats Rebecca!!). My mama was my date and we had a wonderful day enjoying all the gorgeous outfits, food and bevs and of course the actual wedding which had me in tears on numerous occasions which is quite unusual for me. I just stayed for one night and I'm back in Edinburgh now to go to Fly open air festival tomorrow with the girls which should be fab especially because the weather is set to look favourably upon us.

I'm loving this white monki suit it's so effortless yet makes you look super put together. The top images were taken by my wonderful mother and the bottom ones by my childhood best friend Katy.


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18 May 2018

Bronze Age

Dress- Topshop
Boots- Dr Martens
Sunglasses- Missguided


I genuinely can't remember the last time I wore a dress like this, which is funny because there was a time when this is the only kind of dress I'd ever wear. I thought the days of bodycon skirts and dresses had passed me by until I spotted this beauty of a dress. The bronze colour and embellishment make it look 10X more expensive than it is (£29) which I think is super reasonable for a dress like this which won't ever go out of style.

I've paired it with my flatmate Chloes boots (wish they were mine) and would be perfect with an oversized denim jacket over the top for drinks at a beer garden. Just typing that made me really want to be in a beer garden, the sun has been amazing for the last few days so I'm praying it stays with us and we can continue to wear cute summery outfits for the next few weeks, touch wood!

Photography by my wonderful flatmate Chloe, check out her blog here

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11 May 2018

Transitional style with Boohoo





Dress- Boohoo
Shoes- Topshop

Boohoo Kindly contacted me to ask me to be part of their transitional style campaign! I choose this gorgeous Bardot dress in the perfect clueless check and paired it with my favourite NFL jacket and cute white trainers. The weather here is so hit and miss so it's hard to work out what to wear with the weather constantly changing. I'm so glad it's legs out weather but a jacket is still very much needed in  bonny Scotland at the moment!

Check out all of the gorgeous dresses that Boohoo have to offer here



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Hunkemöller


How gorgeous is this bodysuit? It's from the brand hunkemoller and I'm wearing the Yolanda body which you can find here it's a gorgeous lingerie piece that you can change from underwear to outerwear and looks so cute with some mom jeans.

Hunkemoller is your one stop shop for lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, hosiery and accessories. You can check our their full range here.


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9 May 2018

Take me to Rio






Dress- Caris Closet
Heels - PrettyLittleThing

How divine is this dress?! It's from Caris Closet, the one stop shop for occasion wear and in particular gorgeous dresses. Caris Closet is an Irish brand that started witha love of fashion and it offers red carpet and occasion wear looks without the enormous price tag.
Since it’s opening five years ago, Cari’s Closet has consistently expanded its range to keep up with consumer demands and is Ireland’s go-to boutique for many, including a list of celebrities. It has grown from a small evening wear boutique to a one-stop shop for all occasions; be it a designer piece or your perfect weekend outfit.

I'm wearing the Rio dress here and it's nothing short of spectacular. The detailing on it is absolutely beautiful and the gold tassel trim and layered design means it's really flattering on!  For a short dress it makes an impact and that makes it perfect for any occasion be it drinks with the girls or a summer wedding!

Check out Caris Closet here

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