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Givenchy - Live Irresistible

I don't know about you but i have struggled for a few years now to find my perfect everyday fragrance - not since my teenage years and Tommy Girl, have i found one scent that smells amazing and matches my personality....that is until earlier this year when i discovered the new offering from Givenchy - Live Irresistible.

"Your mood: Happy and irresistible, Your motto: You only live once, Your fragrance: A mischievously spicy fruity floral that, just like your brightest smile, sparkles with irresistible energy. Being yourself is what makes you irresistible, so live your life to the fullest with Live Irrésistible Eau de parfum!" 

A fruity floral, fizzy and spicy scent...with top notes: Juicy pineapple, heart notes: Spicy rose and base notes: Amber accord - which all together make the perfect everyday scent.

The scent makes me smile and think of summer, its the notes of pineapple that remind me of sugary cocktails and lounging by the pool in the sunshine. One spritz on my wrists gives me a full day of lingering fragrance that to me is very feminine and light. Plus who doesn't love a gorgeous bottle of pink perfume especially with the beautiful Amanda Seyfried as the face of the campaign. 

Givenchy - Live Irresistible
Givenchy - Live Irresistible

Available in most of the usual places in the UK but the cheapest i have been able to find the 40ml is Boots £39.50. 

What is your go to fragrance?

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Givenchy - Live Irresistible

Givenchy - Live Irresistible

I don't know about you but i have struggled for a few years now to find my perfect everyday fragrance - not since my teenage years and Tommy Girl, have i found one scent that smells amazing and matches my personality....that is until earlier this year when i discovered the new offering from Givenchy - Live Irresistible.

"Your mood: Happy and irresistible, Your motto: You only live once, Your fragrance: A mischievously spicy fruity floral that, just like your brightest smile, sparkles with irresistible energy. Being yourself is what makes you irresistible, so live your life to the fullest with Live Irrésistible Eau de parfum!" 

A fruity floral, fizzy and spicy scent...with top notes: Juicy pineapple, heart notes: Spicy rose and base notes: Amber accord - which all together make the perfect everyday scent.

The scent makes me smile and think of summer, its the notes of pineapple that remind me of sugary cocktails and lounging by the pool in the sunshine. One spritz on my wrists gives me a full day of lingering fragrance that to me is very feminine and light. Plus who doesn't love a gorgeous bottle of pink perfume especially with the beautiful Amanda Seyfried as the face of the campaign. 

Givenchy - Live Irresistible
Givenchy - Live Irresistible

Available in most of the usual places in the UK but the cheapest i have been able to find the 40ml is Boots £39.50. 

What is your go to fragrance?

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My 30th Birthday

I borrowed the title for today's post from the movie "13 going on 30"..... one of my guilty pleasure films from my 20's, as it seemed very apt for summing up how i feel about turning 30. I am very much of the opinion that your only as old as you feel and that age is just a number so i always enjoy celebrating my birthday with family. This year i knew i wanted to get away and Paris was the perfect destination for a girly couple of days with my mum and little sister and so easy on the Eurostar direct from London. 

We spent five nights in the beautiful city visiting all the sights - a cruise down the Seine, a very wet trip to the Eiffel tower, a spot of afternoon shopping on the Champs-Élysées (including what could be described as a supermarket sweep trolley dash round Sephora), a mild Asthma attack climbing the bell tower at Notre Dame, watching crazy drivers whizzing around the Arc de Triomphe and a magical day at Disneyland. Spending a whole day regressing back to my childhood with Mickey Mouse and friends was the perfect end to my twenties and being able to wear Minnie mouse ears for the whole day was just the cherry on top.

A trip to Paris

Just a few of my favourite shots from a fantastic trip filled with laughter, macaroons and lots of croissants. Big thank you to my mum and sister for a lovely few days away - now onto enjoying my thirties and all the adventures to come.

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Thirty, flirty & thriving...

My 30th Birthday

I borrowed the title for today's post from the movie "13 going on 30"..... one of my guilty pleasure films from my 20's, as it seemed very apt for summing up how i feel about turning 30. I am very much of the opinion that your only as old as you feel and that age is just a number so i always enjoy celebrating my birthday with family. This year i knew i wanted to get away and Paris was the perfect destination for a girly couple of days with my mum and little sister and so easy on the Eurostar direct from London. 

We spent five nights in the beautiful city visiting all the sights - a cruise down the Seine, a very wet trip to the Eiffel tower, a spot of afternoon shopping on the Champs-Élysées (including what could be described as a supermarket sweep trolley dash round Sephora), a mild Asthma attack climbing the bell tower at Notre Dame, watching crazy drivers whizzing around the Arc de Triomphe and a magical day at Disneyland. Spending a whole day regressing back to my childhood with Mickey Mouse and friends was the perfect end to my twenties and being able to wear Minnie mouse ears for the whole day was just the cherry on top.

A trip to Paris

Just a few of my favourite shots from a fantastic trip filled with laughter, macaroons and lots of croissants. Big thank you to my mum and sister for a lovely few days away - now onto enjoying my thirties and all the adventures to come.

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A new lady on my style radar, and fast becoming my favourite - Alexandra Stedman from The Frugality. 


Alex for me is one of the fashion bloggers around that i can relate to, creating cute looks but without the fake gloss that a lot of bloggers these days feel they need plus she is a lot more individual in her choices. I love the mix of casual and feminine outfits that she wears, often wearing unexpected combos - usually sticking to a neutral combination of clothing with bolder pops of colours/prints coming through shoes and accessories. She knows the worth of a good jeans outfit but can also work a cute skirt and boots combo and in my opinion she has found the perfect balance between highstreet and designer pieces within her go to uniform.

Queen of the cross body - this woman is rarely seen without a gorgeous bag and i am amazed at how small some of them are, a true talent - i wish i could fit my life into something this size! Also so very jealous of her Cambridge satchel collection, particularly the tan push lock satchel that i have been lusting over for a while now.


I also admire that she is a fashionista embracing glasses on a daily basis and has been for a while, flying the flag for geek chic.

Some of my favourite outfits from Alex are actually her more feminine looks, she has an eye for picking the most gorgeous prints and mixing in with her casual basics. I actually recreated the black midi skirt and gingham shirt summer combo last year and wore a lot, without realising who the original look was from.

All images in this post are taken from The Frugality - head over to check out these outfits in more detail and see many more from the lovely Alex.  

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Style Spotlight: Alexandra Stedman



A new lady on my style radar, and fast becoming my favourite - Alexandra Stedman from The Frugality. 


Alex for me is one of the fashion bloggers around that i can relate to, creating cute looks but without the fake gloss that a lot of bloggers these days feel they need plus she is a lot more individual in her choices. I love the mix of casual and feminine outfits that she wears, often wearing unexpected combos - usually sticking to a neutral combination of clothing with bolder pops of colours/prints coming through shoes and accessories. She knows the worth of a good jeans outfit but can also work a cute skirt and boots combo and in my opinion she has found the perfect balance between highstreet and designer pieces within her go to uniform.

Queen of the cross body - this woman is rarely seen without a gorgeous bag and i am amazed at how small some of them are, a true talent - i wish i could fit my life into something this size! Also so very jealous of her Cambridge satchel collection, particularly the tan push lock satchel that i have been lusting over for a while now.


I also admire that she is a fashionista embracing glasses on a daily basis and has been for a while, flying the flag for geek chic.

Some of my favourite outfits from Alex are actually her more feminine looks, she has an eye for picking the most gorgeous prints and mixing in with her casual basics. I actually recreated the black midi skirt and gingham shirt summer combo last year and wore a lot, without realising who the original look was from.

All images in this post are taken from The Frugality - head over to check out these outfits in more detail and see many more from the lovely Alex.  

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!

My April Wishlist

Pink Floral Print Bomber Jacket £29.99 - New Look, Unicorn Chalk Board £2 - Primark, Grey Printed Sweatshirt £29 - River Island, The Large Push-lock bag £95 - The Cambridge Satchel Company, White Floral print Shirt & Skirt £35 each - River IslandWeaved Beach Bag £9 - Primark, Black Lace Midi Dress £49.99 - H&M, Nelly Espadrille Now sale £29 - Kurt GeigerLeather Mini Bucket Bag £118 - J Crew

Another month, another list of goodies for my wishlist:
Loving the floral shirt and skirt combo from River Island, very Kate Spade but at highstreet prices, would look great together or styled separately maybe with denim. The unicorn chalk board is a cute way to leave messages or little love notes in my house and amazing at only £2. Loving a colourful bag this month - normally i will always opt for a classic colour like tan or black but really feeling these spring pastel shades in the satchel or bucket bag and the bold colours in the geometric beach bag. The length of this lace dress from H&M will be perfect for the summer, a little more ladylike for work. A floral bomber jacket is top of the list, this New Look style is gorgeous and would be amazing layered up over the lightweight New York sweatshirt for a casual weekend look. Finally how gorgeous are these espadrilles, a great heel height and the print is timeless and will work well with dresses as well as my favourite jeans.

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April Wishlist

My April Wishlist

Pink Floral Print Bomber Jacket £29.99 - New Look, Unicorn Chalk Board £2 - Primark, Grey Printed Sweatshirt £29 - River Island, The Large Push-lock bag £95 - The Cambridge Satchel Company, White Floral print Shirt & Skirt £35 each - River IslandWeaved Beach Bag £9 - Primark, Black Lace Midi Dress £49.99 - H&M, Nelly Espadrille Now sale £29 - Kurt GeigerLeather Mini Bucket Bag £118 - J Crew

Another month, another list of goodies for my wishlist:
Loving the floral shirt and skirt combo from River Island, very Kate Spade but at highstreet prices, would look great together or styled separately maybe with denim. The unicorn chalk board is a cute way to leave messages or little love notes in my house and amazing at only £2. Loving a colourful bag this month - normally i will always opt for a classic colour like tan or black but really feeling these spring pastel shades in the satchel or bucket bag and the bold colours in the geometric beach bag. The length of this lace dress from H&M will be perfect for the summer, a little more ladylike for work. A floral bomber jacket is top of the list, this New Look style is gorgeous and would be amazing layered up over the lightweight New York sweatshirt for a casual weekend look. Finally how gorgeous are these espadrilles, a great heel height and the print is timeless and will work well with dresses as well as my favourite jeans.

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Packing for Paris

As i am sure you will have seen on my social media i am off to Paris for my 30th birthday and i am super excited. I wanted to share what i am packing for five days in the magical french capital (including one day at Disneyland!).


My Packing list for Paris
This isn't my first trip to Paris, but it is my little sisters (and mum hasn't been since before i was born!) so we will still being doing some tourist spots as well as Disney so i need my outfits to be comfy and practical. When starting to plan my outfits for any trip (especially when i need to pack light) i like to pick a colour theme. I usually stick to a nice neutral palette and for this trip i am sticking to monochromes with a pop of colour. All of the above pieces are fairly self explanatory and can be mixed and matched to create several different looks. Just need to thrown in underwear, my beauty and make up products plus the usual travel essentials like adapters, technology, magazines, tickets etc and i am ready to celebrate in style.

I am excited to take a couple of new items from my wardrobe on this trip - the embellished sweatshirt from ASOS, is a great layering basic but a little more fashion forward with the bold floral details. As well as my first grown up backpack (another piece from ASOS) which will be great for travelling as it leaves me hands free for snapping selfies and photos of all things Parisian.

For more travel inspiration check out my travel in style Pinterest board.....

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Packing for Paris

Packing for Paris

As i am sure you will have seen on my social media i am off to Paris for my 30th birthday and i am super excited. I wanted to share what i am packing for five days in the magical french capital (including one day at Disneyland!).


My Packing list for Paris
This isn't my first trip to Paris, but it is my little sisters (and mum hasn't been since before i was born!) so we will still being doing some tourist spots as well as Disney so i need my outfits to be comfy and practical. When starting to plan my outfits for any trip (especially when i need to pack light) i like to pick a colour theme. I usually stick to a nice neutral palette and for this trip i am sticking to monochromes with a pop of colour. All of the above pieces are fairly self explanatory and can be mixed and matched to create several different looks. Just need to thrown in underwear, my beauty and make up products plus the usual travel essentials like adapters, technology, magazines, tickets etc and i am ready to celebrate in style.

I am excited to take a couple of new items from my wardrobe on this trip - the embellished sweatshirt from ASOS, is a great layering basic but a little more fashion forward with the bold floral details. As well as my first grown up backpack (another piece from ASOS) which will be great for travelling as it leaves me hands free for snapping selfies and photos of all things Parisian.

For more travel inspiration check out my travel in style Pinterest board.....

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!



With rainbow handles and super soft bristles the brush collection from Lottie London is perfect for anyone who wants quality make up brushes but not the high prices attached to brands such as Real Techniques or Zoeva. Lottie London has all your brush needs covered, with a great collection made up of 13 brushes and a beauty blender sponge, plus who can resist the colourful styling of each brush - pretty and practical.



I discovered Lottie London late last year whilst trying to find a new powder brush that didn't cost a fortune, but i ended up spending a little more and getting the Best of the Brushes collection and replacing most of my old set. Combining the five must have brushes to create flawless face and eye makeup looks, this starter set is a great all rounder and at only £19.99 a bargain. The set contains all you need for a basic day look:

Powder Power brushfor applying both loose and pressed powders,
Flawless Base Foundation Brushfor applying your favourite liquid foundation.
All Eyes On You Eyeshadow Brush - multi-tasking brush, perfect for applying base colour, or for buffing in the crease.
Blend In Eyeshadow Brushfor buffing, shaping and diffusing your eyeshadow colour.
Shade & Shadow Angle Brush - for shaping, smudging and lining in the crease, corners or across the entire lid.

All of the brushes are super full and soft, offering great application of both face and eye products and the best bit they all are under £10, most coming in at around £8. Plus I love the colour coded handles, perfect for telling all the brushes apart.



Then a couple of weeks ago whilst spending too much in my local Superdrug, i picked up the Make Me Blush brush, to round out my collection and it is the perfect size and shape for adding blush to my everyday look. I was also excited to read that last month four new brushes were added to the collection - Perfectly Precise eye, Studio Star Stippling, Buff and Blend, Contour Queen). I cannot wait to get my hands on the Studio star stippling brush - interested to see how it compares to the Real Techniques stippling brush i am using at the moment (based on the others i think it will live up to expectation).



The finishing touch to the Lottie London range is the Soap star brush cleanser. A solid cleanser bar that you simply rub a wet brush over until it lathers up and wash off, keeping all your brushes lovely and clean. I have tried a few cleansers before and this one is by far the easiest and leaves the bristles soft and fluffy (which many don't).
Have you tried Lottie London brushes - which one is your favourite?

Best of the Brushes set £19.99, Make Me Blush Brush £7.99, Soap Star Cleanser £6.99
For the full range head over to Superdrug.

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Lottie London Brushes



With rainbow handles and super soft bristles the brush collection from Lottie London is perfect for anyone who wants quality make up brushes but not the high prices attached to brands such as Real Techniques or Zoeva. Lottie London has all your brush needs covered, with a great collection made up of 13 brushes and a beauty blender sponge, plus who can resist the colourful styling of each brush - pretty and practical.



I discovered Lottie London late last year whilst trying to find a new powder brush that didn't cost a fortune, but i ended up spending a little more and getting the Best of the Brushes collection and replacing most of my old set. Combining the five must have brushes to create flawless face and eye makeup looks, this starter set is a great all rounder and at only £19.99 a bargain. The set contains all you need for a basic day look:

Powder Power brushfor applying both loose and pressed powders,
Flawless Base Foundation Brushfor applying your favourite liquid foundation.
All Eyes On You Eyeshadow Brush - multi-tasking brush, perfect for applying base colour, or for buffing in the crease.
Blend In Eyeshadow Brushfor buffing, shaping and diffusing your eyeshadow colour.
Shade & Shadow Angle Brush - for shaping, smudging and lining in the crease, corners or across the entire lid.

All of the brushes are super full and soft, offering great application of both face and eye products and the best bit they all are under £10, most coming in at around £8. Plus I love the colour coded handles, perfect for telling all the brushes apart.



Then a couple of weeks ago whilst spending too much in my local Superdrug, i picked up the Make Me Blush brush, to round out my collection and it is the perfect size and shape for adding blush to my everyday look. I was also excited to read that last month four new brushes were added to the collection - Perfectly Precise eye, Studio Star Stippling, Buff and Blend, Contour Queen). I cannot wait to get my hands on the Studio star stippling brush - interested to see how it compares to the Real Techniques stippling brush i am using at the moment (based on the others i think it will live up to expectation).



The finishing touch to the Lottie London range is the Soap star brush cleanser. A solid cleanser bar that you simply rub a wet brush over until it lathers up and wash off, keeping all your brushes lovely and clean. I have tried a few cleansers before and this one is by far the easiest and leaves the bristles soft and fluffy (which many don't).
Have you tried Lottie London brushes - which one is your favourite?

Best of the Brushes set £19.99, Make Me Blush Brush £7.99, Soap Star Cleanser £6.99
For the full range head over to Superdrug.

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I don't know about you but ironing is the bane of my life, i hate it with a passion and have to admit i will only get the iron out now if something is super creased or will cheat and use my straighteners! So when Philips were kind enough to send me a new gadget to try out, that would help me with those last minute creases, i jumped at the chance...The Phillips Steam & Go.

"This handheld garment steamer is ideal for last moment touch-ups and difficult-to-iron clothes. Easy-to-use and quick, it is the perfect addition to your iron. This model has a heated plate and a 2-in-1 function enabling horizontal steaming." Philips


T h e   P r o d u c t . .

The Philips Steam & Go is a compact handheld garment steamer, which means you don’t need and ironing board and can get started straightaway. It’s not supposed to replace an iron (would take forever to do a whole basket of washing), but for those minute last touch-ups and difficult-to-iron clothes. It has been designed specifically so that you can steam both vertically and horizontally, making it possible to even steam soft furniture and bed linen - super handy as the hot steam "kills up to 99.9% of bacteria on clothes and removes cigarette, food and body odours" according to the Philips website, so perfect for a cat owner. Its SmartFlow technology heats up the steam plate and keeps it at the optimal temperature for all fabrics. To use it, you simply fill up the detachable water tank, wait 45 seconds and then you can start smoothing out your clothes (so easy even hubby can use - he is the kind of guy in a comedy sketch who would forget about the iron and burn holes in the garment).


M y   T h o u g h t s . . 

First up the cord is quite short, but once i had positioned myself and my clothes rail, it only took about 45 seconds for the steamer to heat up and I was able de-creased my garments without any problems. I first tried it on a silky top that had got a little creased up in the wash, then on a very creased cotton skirt that had been packed away in my "summer" box for a few months which as expected took a little longer. The Philips Steam & Go did a really good job getting all the creases out on both items, but since the detachable water tank is quite small I had to refill it a couple of times during the process, but that wasn't an issue just helpful to have water handy. Overall, I have to say that I really like the Philips Steam & Go, especially for the delicate items in my wardrobe, suitable for all use on fabrics - but perfect for dedicates such as silk, lace and embellishments. Plus lightweight enough to pop in your suitcase, i took with me and also used on my bridesmaid dress, the day of the wedding for those last minute creases and it handled the intricate lace and masses of tulle perfectly, plus allowed last minute touch ups for the brides dress too without the worry of burning (not what you need on a brides big day!!). The only thing i am not so keen on is that you cannot leave it to cool down flat/stood up like you can a traditional iron, so i tend to sit on the heatproof mat i use with my GHD's for protection. Also it does have an slightly annoying buzzing noise when in use, but i can live with that especially as it fascinates the cat (she sat on the bed watching me use it the other morning, totally mesmerized!).

For more info on this wonder tool, head to philips.co.uk where you can find the full spec.
The Philips Steam & go has an RRP of £80, but i have found it in a few places cheaper (John Lewis). This may seem expensive but is well worth the money and is comparable to some of the "top of the line" irons available plus anything that means i don't have to fight with an ironing board is great!

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!

DISCLAIMER : This steamer is kindly sponsored by Phillips, however, I will give my honest review about this product based on my own experience.

Wardrobe wonder - Philips Steam and go


I don't know about you but ironing is the bane of my life, i hate it with a passion and have to admit i will only get the iron out now if something is super creased or will cheat and use my straighteners! So when Philips were kind enough to send me a new gadget to try out, that would help me with those last minute creases, i jumped at the chance...The Phillips Steam & Go.

"This handheld garment steamer is ideal for last moment touch-ups and difficult-to-iron clothes. Easy-to-use and quick, it is the perfect addition to your iron. This model has a heated plate and a 2-in-1 function enabling horizontal steaming." Philips


T h e   P r o d u c t . .

The Philips Steam & Go is a compact handheld garment steamer, which means you don’t need and ironing board and can get started straightaway. It’s not supposed to replace an iron (would take forever to do a whole basket of washing), but for those minute last touch-ups and difficult-to-iron clothes. It has been designed specifically so that you can steam both vertically and horizontally, making it possible to even steam soft furniture and bed linen - super handy as the hot steam "kills up to 99.9% of bacteria on clothes and removes cigarette, food and body odours" according to the Philips website, so perfect for a cat owner. Its SmartFlow technology heats up the steam plate and keeps it at the optimal temperature for all fabrics. To use it, you simply fill up the detachable water tank, wait 45 seconds and then you can start smoothing out your clothes (so easy even hubby can use - he is the kind of guy in a comedy sketch who would forget about the iron and burn holes in the garment).


M y   T h o u g h t s . . 

First up the cord is quite short, but once i had positioned myself and my clothes rail, it only took about 45 seconds for the steamer to heat up and I was able de-creased my garments without any problems. I first tried it on a silky top that had got a little creased up in the wash, then on a very creased cotton skirt that had been packed away in my "summer" box for a few months which as expected took a little longer. The Philips Steam & Go did a really good job getting all the creases out on both items, but since the detachable water tank is quite small I had to refill it a couple of times during the process, but that wasn't an issue just helpful to have water handy. Overall, I have to say that I really like the Philips Steam & Go, especially for the delicate items in my wardrobe, suitable for all use on fabrics - but perfect for dedicates such as silk, lace and embellishments. Plus lightweight enough to pop in your suitcase, i took with me and also used on my bridesmaid dress, the day of the wedding for those last minute creases and it handled the intricate lace and masses of tulle perfectly, plus allowed last minute touch ups for the brides dress too without the worry of burning (not what you need on a brides big day!!). The only thing i am not so keen on is that you cannot leave it to cool down flat/stood up like you can a traditional iron, so i tend to sit on the heatproof mat i use with my GHD's for protection. Also it does have an slightly annoying buzzing noise when in use, but i can live with that especially as it fascinates the cat (she sat on the bed watching me use it the other morning, totally mesmerized!).

For more info on this wonder tool, head to philips.co.uk where you can find the full spec.
The Philips Steam & go has an RRP of £80, but i have found it in a few places cheaper (John Lewis). This may seem expensive but is well worth the money and is comparable to some of the "top of the line" irons available plus anything that means i don't have to fight with an ironing board is great!

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!

DISCLAIMER : This steamer is kindly sponsored by Phillips, however, I will give my honest review about this product based on my own experience.

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