Royal

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Who would’ve thought that I’d enjoy wearing the colour red so much? Let me tell you that for years I have been shying away from it. I thought that it didn’t suit me and it was just too bold for my taste.

But it’s only recently that I have been loving how vibrant it is. To be honest, I only have one other red item in my wardrobe, but I love it and have worn it many times.

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I wore this outfit to a friend’s birthday, but the idea to put it all together was conceived once I laid eyes on this skirt from ASOS. I’ve never worn anything like it before, but the high waist, asymmetric midi length and the tie belt called to me.

I knew that I wanted to pair it with a t-shirt, because I am loving printed t-shirts at the moment. I wanted to follow the red theme, so this ‘Royal’ gem was perfect.

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I have also never worn espadrilles, just admiring them from afar. And I don’t regret finally taking the plunge. They are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn! I went for a lower heel height and the material that the ties are made of make them steadfast, so they hold well and don’t slip down your leg.

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I completed the look with a denim jacket and my red circle bag which seems to be in high circulation, but what else can you expect when it’s from Primark haha.

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Red has stolen my heart. It’s a great accent colour, and I’ve worn it this way often, especially when dressed in black and white. But it’s nice to make it the centre of attention sometimes.

Royal t-shirt / Denim jacket / Red skirt / Espadrilles / Red circle bag – Primark

Mich x

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Spring Colours for a Spring Wedding

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Yellow dressNude heels

I went to a wedding at the end of last month, for which I wore this gorgeous yellow lace dress. It wasn’t tight-fitting, but skimmed my figure leaving enough room for me to enjoy the reception meal and get down on the dance floor.

I love heels and sometimes do end up enduring a bit of pain, but these nudes are one of my comfier pairs. With the wedding being in Spring, yellow was the perfect colour to represent the season. I almost paired the dress with black block-heeled sandals, but I wanted to keep it classy, and I was able to stand in my heels for longer than usual.

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The wedding reception took place in a stunning hotel in central London, so whilst waiting for the newlyweds to arrive, my friends and I made the most of our stylish settings. My hubby even got involved.

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This has to be one of my favourite pictures that we’ve ever taken together. I have to give a special shoutout to a friend who’s good with a camera. She knows who she is.

Mich x

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Take Two: The Lace Insert Dress

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Dress: ASOS / Heels: ASOS (similar here)

Does this dress look familiar? I wore it to a wedding this past weekend, and if you hadn’t already guessed, it’s the same dress as this blue one from this post, but I prefer it in pink. I think that the pink complements my skin tone better.

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I love the lace insert detail and the high neck, which I find flattering. To be honest, this dress wasn’t my first choice. Why would I want to wear the exact same dress that I’ve worn before in a different colour, unless I loved it that much? Well, I had been struggling to find an outfit and I wasn’t feeling inspired by anything I saw on ASOS (my go-to online shopping destination), but I found this on there and just went for it.

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I actually ended up being quite pleased with my choice. The weather was great, so the light material and it being sleeveless was perfect, and the pleats added that feminine touch. I felt girly and loved it. I’m becoming more of a lover of the colour pink.

Mich x

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NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

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I was very excited to get my hands on NARS newest foundation. After watching Jackie Aina review it, I knew it was what I had been looking for.

I had been on the hunt for a new foundation, because although I love my Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H and had been using it since my wedding day (that’s three years ago now), I realised that lately when I’d wear it, I would look grey and washed out. So, it was time for something new.

When I watched the Jackie Aina tutorial, the Natural Radiant Longwear foundation wasn’t out in the UK yet, so I had to wait a little while, but was so excited when I finally went to Selfridges to get matched and purchase it. I was matched to Marquises, which is a medium/dark shade with a warm undertone.

The Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation boasts 16-hour wear, that is not only lightweight, but works to improve the look of your skin over time. I only wear foundation when I’m going to a wedding, a special event or occasionally for church or when I feel like it, so I’m yet to witness this, but I can truly vouch for how radiant and bright my skin looks when I wear it. I look healthy. I have dry skin, so it’s perfect for me. It’s full coverage, breathable and buildable – I can put on as much or as little as I want. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and by the end of the night, my make-up hasn’t faded and my face looks the same.

NARS Radiant Longwear retails for £35, which I think is worth it for a 30ml bottle. And seeing that I don’t wear foundation often, this will really go a long way.

This is a close up of me going to a wedding this past weekend. There is no filter on this picture and I haven’t edited it in anyway, so that you can get a true idea of what I look like with the foundation on.

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Have you tried NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation?

Mich x

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Because it’s You

This post is so overdue, but not overdue. You see, I’m bringing to you my Christmas present from my parents, but I didn’t get it at Christmas. The hubby and I had planned to travel to Luton during the holidays, but it snowed there and my family were worried for us, so we didn’t go.

We were thankfully able to stay with them during the long Easter bank holiday weekend, which was so lazy and relaxing. Just what I needed.

Anyway, I am a person who would rather tell you what I want than you have no clue what to get me, or get me something that I don’t like. At least you can guarantee that I’ll be happy with it and both parties win. So, I sent my mum a selection of perfumes that I wanted and told her to pick one. She chose Because it’s You for her and Stronger With You for him by Emporio Armani for the hubby.

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Because it’s You gift set 

My mum chose the gift set for me which comes with a 50ml bottle, a cute travel-size bottle and a lip balm.

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This fragrance is so beautiful. A little goes a long way; it can last a long time and I have been complimented whilst wearing it. The scent is feminine and fruity, and whenever I wear it I feel so special. I love scents that make me feel good and excited to wear them.

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The top notes are: Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Neroli essence.

The heart notes are: Violet leaves accord, Rose Absolute, and Jasmin Sambac Absolute.

The base notes are: Patchouli essence, Vanilla Extract, Musks.

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I judged the book by its cover with this lip balm. I was confused as to why a perfume gift set would come with lip balm in the first place, but this little gem won me over. It has the scent but it’s not overpowering. It also has a cool, numbing effect and is thick so you don’t need much.

I only wear perfumes this classy for special occasions and church, so that they last longer.

Have you tried Because it’s You?

Mich x

 

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Choose Hope

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It’s been a minute guys, but welcome back to another Motivational Monday post.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Sounds like pure cheese doesn’t it? But you can’t deny that it’s true.

As long as you continue to hope and believe in a dream, the possibility of it coming true is still on the table. Once you remove hope out of the equation, you can forget it. Things don’t happen out of thin air. What you believe in is what will come into existence, only because your belief will push you to fight for it. So if you give up and no longer have any hope, you won’t fight. Thus, your dream will remainsjust a dream.

I hope this inspires those of you who were about to give up to keep hoping.

Have a wonderful day!

Mich x

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Hot Pink Ankara

Hey guys!

Another wedding, another outfit post, am I right?

I got to have an outfit made out of this vibrant hot pink and gold ankara material for a friend’s wedding. I wanted a midi dress with bell sleeves, which I am loving lately, and here is the result.

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I paired them with rose gold strappy heels. They were out of my comfort zone and a little more daring than I’m used to, but the more I looked at them, the more I liked them.

My husband got to use the material to make something too, so we went to Elom Doussey Tailoring, and he designed and hand made this shirt.

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You can check out his Instagram page for more of his work.

I love getting to make whatever I want out of African material. It gives you a chance to be creative.

What do you think?

Mich x

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