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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Summer Dreaming…

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We got a bit overly excited on the morning of the day we took these photos. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and all we could think was “YES, spring is coming!”. Boy, were we wrong though. The minute we got into Joe’s car the sky turned grey and it started raining, but us being the crazy girls we are who are desperate for blog photos decided to just go ahead with it, despite the change of weather! REGRETS. It was freezing, so cold that we didn’t manage to get many photos done, but regardless we still had so much fun exploring a new place with the boys and admiring all the pretty beach houses that we wish we could own. We even braved the beach (yes we went on the beach in January, madness!) and it got us thinking about just how much we can’t wait for the warmer weather to be here. We really do love spring/summer fashion, but for now we guess we’ve gotta just put a coat on and deal with the harsh winter weather!

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The Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation Review | Rachel

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Recently I have been having a tough time when it comes to my makeup. My foundation rubs off around my nose and my cheeks and it just makes my makeup look messy and leaves me feeling really self conscious. The whole purpose of makeup is to make you feel good about yourself right? When in fact it was just making me feel even worse. I desperately took to Twitter to ask for recommendations and I was told the Matte ClayΒ Skin Clarifying Foundation by The Body Shop could save me!

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New Year, New… Tees?

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It’s safe to say we’re not the best when it comes to arranging a day to take blog pictures. The weather is never on our side when we head out to get outfit photos and the day we took these was particularly freezing. Just our luck that it was like the coldest, most windy day of the year so far and we’re not even joking, our hands were so frozen we had trouble pressing the cameras shutter button. The things us bloggers do! Getting onto the point of this post…We’re 18 days into 2018 and it didn’t take our shopping obsessed selves long to go and splash some Christmas cash on a few new clothing items, it just had to be done! Today we’re talking all about these new tees (well, one is technically a jumper) that we managed to find around the shops at the beginning of the month.

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2018 Goals: Making a Change

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So another year has gone by and just like every other year, it didn’t even feel like Christmas was a thing? January is probably our least favourite month and we always try not to be taken over by the January blues, but it can be so difficult to stay positive.

One way we’re trying to defeat the January blues this year is by seeing January as a fresh new start and a chance to make new memories. We never really do things that we regret, but there’s always something that could be improved slightly, so we know it might be a bit clichΓ©, but we’ve decided to set ourselves some personal goals and changes we want to make for 2018. We’re never usually into the whole “New Years Resolution” thing, but this year we thought it might help us stay positive and have something that we aim to achieve or change by the end of the year.

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The Photography Student Essentials List | Rachel

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So you’’ve just finished the first term of your photography degree, or maybe you’re planning to start one next year. Being an art student doesn’t come cheap, a lot of equipment is needed and your course will require lots of organisation and budgeting! I’m currently on the second year of my degree, so completing my first year has given me experience and time to learn what things are essential, and what’s just a waste of time. I’ve put together a list of stuff that I’ve found essential for my course, which will hopefully help anyone out who is jumping into the world of photography!

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