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Life after Lockdown | June 2021

Hello lovelies, 

Its certainly been a tough couple of months but with the lockdown restrictions lifting there has been hope. We've finally been able to go back and support our favourite high street shops, have a drink in a pub (in the pouring rain at some points) and even hug our friends and family! 

With the latest announcement from Boris Johnson pushing back the lifting of all other lockdown restrictions it has affected so many of us including our Mental Health. It has had an impact on so much- businesses re-opening or going back to 'normal', travelling and of course those dream weddings. 

For me I am holding onto the hope and the fact that I have such an incredible summer with my friends and family lined up- a wedding, birthday and my very first stay-cation! Now that's of course not me saying I'm happy with the announcement and that I don't feel for all those businesses impacted just that my way of coping is holding onto the hope and positivity. There are some things we can't control! 

I will admit I am going to miss the 'calmer' way of life. The fact that my weekends involved a trip to Tesco, walks on a Sunday and grabbing a takeaway coffee. I love seeing all my friends and catching up over wine but sometimes having a quiet weekend is exactly what I need. 

My goal for the rest of this year is to focus more on my fitness and be more mindful about what I eat and try and mix up my workout routine more (another blog post coming soon). I defiantly want to make sure I see more of my local area and go for as many walks as I can and of course take lots of pictures for the blog!

I am going to aim to try and live a more balanced life both work and personal. 

I would love to know, what are your plans for when we return back to a new 'normal'? 

Lots of love Chloe 💛


Valentine's Outfit | #StyleSunday


Happy Valentine's and of course Galentine's ❤️ 

This is certainly a different Valentine's with no restaurants or pubs open I'm sure a lot of us are spending the day in lounge wear. I've made sure I made the effort this year and actually got ready and done my make up as if I was going out for a special dinner. 

For my stay at home Valentine's out I've put on my favourite red leopard print dress that I got for an absolute bargain before Christmas in New Look along with a pair of warm tights and some ankle boots. The material is nice and stretchy so I can indulge in a 3 course valentine's meal with lots of prosecco! 

I wore this dress on Christmas day last year with a pair of stiletto court shoes and bare legs. This dress will definitely take me into lots of different seasons and occasions. 

I thought I would also do a full face of make up using some of my favourite benefit products which I have linked below along with a dark red lip to go with the dress.

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I hope your Valentines is full of love and happiness however or whoever you spend it with. If you don't have that special someone then take some time for yourself and have a pamper evening or a virtual girls night with your Galentines💖

How are you spending your Valentines?

Lots of love Chloe💋

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Current Winter Skincare Routine

 



Hello lovelies,

I have really missed writing the classic blog posts including beauty. It has been nearly 2 years since I posted my skincare routine and although it hasn't changed too much my skin has certainly got a lot drier especially during the winter months.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish:

My absolute go to holy grail product for cleansing. I have loved this for over 10 years through my teenage breakouts to my drier skin days. This is the one product I would always recommend to anyone no matter their skin type or age. It removes the toughest of make up especially waterproof mascara and leaves my skin feeling cleansed and clean! 

Simple Micellar Water:

Another staple product in my routine which has replaced my toner. I tend to change between the Simple and Garnier Micellar water depending on what's on offer but they both do an excellent job. It helps keep my skin feeling fresh and removes that extra layer of make up that gets stuck under my pores. It would equally work well as a cleanser for those who don't like a hot cloth cleanser. 

Clinique Moisture Surge:

Something brand new to my routine but I absolutely love already. I always hesitate when buying expensive beauty products because I always find the high street brands do just as good a job but this was worth the pennies and the best part it was on offer! This moisturiser gives my skin the best drink when its dry especially during the colder months. I've been experiencing a lot of dryness on my hair line and this has done the best job of clearing up the dry skin. 

Simple Soothing Eye Balm:

I never knew the importance of an eye balm until I was getting really dry sore eye lids. I find this eye balm soothes my eyes both morning and night and gives them a boost when I need it. My eyes feel so much more awake and a lot more brighter. I like to apply this to both the lids and under my eye area.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash: 

Another product I have been using for years. Although I am suffering with more dry skin, I do still get breakouts and I think its so important to exfoliate my skin every morning to remove the excess dead skin that accumulates over night.

I haven't changed my skincare routine too much I have just swapped a few products out from the last time I did a skincare post. 

What are your go to skincare products for the winter?

Lots of love Chloe 💋

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Spring Ditsy Floral Dress | #StyleSunday


Hello lovelies, 

Lockdown has seen the rise of lounge wear and I can admit at the start of all of this I lived in tracksuits and comfy clothes. However I didn't feel ready for the day especially working from home. Now I'm not saying I don't wear leggings and hoodies because I do just not as often.

For those of you that know me I love spring and summer. Wearing a cute summer dress with some sandals is my favourite thing. Though through the colder months I have found a love for dresses and tights (inspired by Lydia Millen).

I purchased this gorgeous floral spring dress from M&S last week after seeing it on Holly Willoughby! I've been on the hunt for a high neck dress with long sleeves and this was everything I was looking for.

I've styled this dress with a black belt to give the dress a little bit more shape. The dress is a lovely comfortable jersey material which has a little bit of stretch so you can still enjoy your winter comfort food. I've added a pair of tights but it would equally look amazing with bare legs so this is going to take me into the spring months. I'm going to add a pair of black ankle boots and a black handbag but you could also wear your long boots too as the dress comes just above the knee. 

I am definitely going to make more of an effort to bring back #StyleSunday to hopefully give a bit of style inspiration! 

What are your favourite dresses for the colder months?

Lots of love Chloe 💋