Current Reads | Spring 2018

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We’ve both been quite interested in reading books since we were younger but for some reason we’ve never introduced posts about books on our blog until now. Now that the sun has been shining more recently, it’s encouraged us to read more books in our spare time. It may sound strange, but when the weather is gloomy and dull we just want to wrap up and binge watch every season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race for the 10th time. Then out comes the sun and we feel obliged to appreciate every little ray and sit outside with a refreshing drink and a book! Over the past few weeks, we’ve both picked up a few new books to read and we thought we’d share them with you, just in case you’re looking for a new book to read yourself!

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Reacting to our Old Fashion Posts

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February this year marked our third year of blogging. 2015 was also the year that we dived into the world of fashion when we uploaded our first ever fashion post, just weeks after starting what was meant to be a strictly a beauty and lifestyle blog! Three years ago neither of us thought of ourselves as “fashionable” (we still don’t very much now!), we just wore whatever we wanted and blogged about it and it’s safe to say we’ve had some very questionable looks on our blog. It’s only recently that we’ve started to follow fashion trends more often and take it seriously and it’s crazy to look back at our old blog photos and see how much has changed!

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Red Alert | Our New Favourite Colour?

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We were hoping that 2018 would be a great year for our blog. We decided that we wanted to go more down the fashion route as it allows us to get out the house and explore, which makes blogging so much more enjoyable, but so far the weather has been a complete let down. It means that we haven’t had much content for our little blog. It’s been rainy and cold and there’s no way you’ll see us posing for blog pictures in that! Luckily for us, the weather was on our side the other day (kinda) so we managed to go out and shoot some photos without being rained on, at last! We’re always talking about how much we love wearing dark colours but recently we’ve got a new found love for one colour in particular… red! We’re starting to add little hints of colour to our outfits and red is by far our new favourite colour to do this with.

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Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil | Review*

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As two people whose hair is always in need of a little love, we’re always scouting for a new product which promises to help improve the condition of our hair…and actually do so. Forest & Shore recently got in touch with us and asked if we’d like to try out their all natural Hallelujah Hair Oil and we couldn’t decline that! We were intrigued as to whether the product really would make us say “hallelujah” and improve the condition of our hair, so we put it to the test for a few weeks to find out!

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1 Step Closer to Being a Mermaid – Barry M Under The Sea Collection Review | Rachel

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There’s something about having my nails painted that just makes me feel so much more happy and confident about myself. I don’t paint my nails all the time and I rarely get them done properly, but regardless I still have an overgrowing collection of nail polishes; I’m obsessed! About 90% of my nail varnish collection are Barry M products. I’ve been using them for as long as I remember and they have such a diverse range of colours and styles, from matte polishes to shimmery holographic colours, I will never have enough Barry M nail varnishes! Recently they launched a whole new range full of holographic products which I was so excited for. I know the whole holographic trend has kind of died down a little bit now and they probably should’ve done it a few months ago, but I am still living for it! Being nail polish obsessed, the products I was most excited for were their Under The Sea holographic nail varnish collection and I couldn’t stop myself from trying them out.

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Feeling BOLD | Styling the Smock Dress

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February has been such a weird month so far. It’s rained, it’s snowed and the sun has even shined; it’s been so awkward when it comes to deciding on outfits! About a week or so ago, we both decided we needed to freshen up our wardrobes and add a bit of colour to them and after searching on Asos for hours (we were probably both procrastinating from something important as per), we both found these smock dresses and weirdly fell in love. Neither of them are something we’d both normally go for but we really felt that we needed to brighten up our wardrobes and also be brave and try something new fashion-wise. It’s always scary going out in something that takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone and we usually wear black as we feel it keeps us hidden from any attention. But today we’re taking a stand and showing you how we injected a dash of colour into what was a dreary and dull day!

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3 Years On | What Blogging Has Taught Us

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A few days back, to our surprise, we were reminded by WordPress that our little blog is three years old this month!! As two people who usually struggle to stick with things, we’re surprised, but so happy and proud that we’ve both managed to keep it up for three whole years! For us, blogging is an escape from reality; a place to share all of our thoughts and feelings. And while we may not be able to post as regularly as we did back then, we’re still in love with this little hobby and we hope we can continue doing it for as long as possible. Over the past three years, blogging has taught us a few things about ourselves and life in general and we thought we’d use today to talk about the things we’ve learned.

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