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Beauty | L'Occitane Love

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  Hi,   L'Occitane  have been on my radar for quite a few years, however it's not really a brand that I'd ever thought about trying, until now.   I'd heard so many good things about their precious cream that when I got one in a my little beauty box last year I was very happy! It was in the My Little Box, if you are looking for a beauty box to subscribe to I would recommend this one, each box I received had was beautifully packaged and have a good mixture of beauty and lifestyle items.    I had put it away in the drawer and then forgot all about it until now, so as we were going away for the weekend I thought that I would take it with me to try. After I cleansed I popped some on and let it sink in before using my make up, not that I needed long, within a few minutes the cream had sunk nicely into my skin, any dry patches disappeared and my face felt incredibly smooth and glowing. I could still feel the effects of using it later that evening. I have

Style | Into the woods

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Hi! I took some photos from the Spring Lookbook I did, this is the only look from the video that I put together especially for it but I think that I'm actually going to put this together one day, maybe throw on my N cardigan to give it that slightly preppy 'grease' look, if that makes sense!        Much Love   Natalie   x

Style | Pastel

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Hi!   I found another item in my wardrobe to dust off and re-visit, this pale pink skirt. I purchased it from Hollies blog sale last year in order to bring a little colour to my wardrobe. When I first got it I was nervous about wearing it, light colours and me don't usually mix well together especially when I'm eating!    I put this outfit together based on memories of an outfit I had when I was younger, I had a lovely pale pink cotton skirt from Woolworths and a white t-shirt, wearing this with my knee high socks with bows I thought I was the bees knees! Now I'm an little bit older I've had to ditch the knee highs in favour of bare legs and these pointy pumps from Dorothy Perkins!   Cardigan - Gap (old) T-Shirt - Gap (old) Skirt - Dorothy Perkins (old) Shoes - Dorothy Perkins     It was cold when the sun went in!      Here comes the sun!     Much Love   Natalie   x

Style | A Colourful Wobble

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Hi! I have been going through my wardrobe recently and picking out items that I haven't worn since last year and reviving them ready for Spring/Summer 2016. Although at the time of writing this I'm sat with thick winter socks on and a huge scarf! I had a slight wobble with my confidence towards the end of last summer and packed away most of my patterned and colourful items. I had put on some weight due to stress and then started a new job, I had gone back to my old ways of not wanting to draw attention to myself and not really loving my body. This is something that I'd done for years, whilst I know there will be a few people who will understand where I'm coming from there will be a few who won't believe this, assuming that I must be very confident because I blog and share my photos on the internet. Even though I have come so far in my body positivity journey I still find myself having those moments of self doubt, especially when going into a new place or

Fashion | Stripes Lookbook Collab

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Hi! Todays post is a lookbook and its a collab with Hanna from The Poor, The Pretty and the Curvy  !   Click on the video above to watch.   Much Love   Natalie x

Beauty | Sephora Skincare Set

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  Hi!     Back in January my sister kindly bought me a Sephora set back. I had seen it online and kept my fingers crossed that she would be able to get it back home in her suitcase in one piece! Luckily she did a great job of wrapping it up and it got here safe and sound! Thanks Sis!   After going for a facial last year the therapist mentioned that my skin was quite dry, this was quite a shock to me as I've always suffered with oily skin and drink plenty of water. She explained that it could be to do with the weather, the cold wind and having the heating on at home as these can all have quite a drying effect on the skin. This made me think about what I was using on my skin and how to combat the dryness.    This Sephora set is specifically aimed at putting moisture back into the skin so that was why  I chose it.     The first items I tried were First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream and the Peter Thomas Roth  Marine Algae mask.     I cleansed m

Style | Woburn Wandering

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Hi! I love a good blog sale, it's a great way of updating my wardrobe on a budget. Whenever I see a sale I set myself a budget and only buy pieces that I know I will get a lot of wear out of. I got this jacket from Hollies blog sale and I LOVE it! It's a relaxed fit blazer in this cool asymmetric pattern, I'm keeping an eye out for a dress like this now as I love the print. I wore it for a day a few weeks ago and it was ideal for this odd weather we have been experiencing. I added a scarf as the wind was quite cold later on in the afternoon. Jacket - George at Asda (old) T-Shirt - Gap Shoes - Gap Jeggings - Sainsburys Scarf - Primark (old)    The sun came out briefly!   A few pictures of beautiful Woburn     Much Love   Natalie   x

Style | Spring Style

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Hi! So, I have put together a few of my favourite Spring outfits into a video!   Thanks for watching!   Much Love   Natalie x

Lifestyle | If you go down to the village today..

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Hi! This is the second part of my Bicester Village post, if you missed the first one you can read it here . Today I'm talking about food and where to eat when visiting Bicester Village. I've seen a number of different places to eat open and close during the 20 years of BV but right now I think they have the best selection of restaurants. You can find out more here . 1. Villandry Ohhh Villandry! We still make trips to Bicester to go here for breakfast, the scrambled eggs on toast, the full English, croissants, orange juice and a nice flat white. It's the best place to eat in my opinion, I have been there many times and never had a bad experience. The staff are always super polite and friendly, this is important for me as I feel like the waiter or waitress, along with the food, can make or break your time at a restaurant. Expect to pay around £16 - 25 for breakfast for two. They also do a lunch time and evening menu as well. 2. Pret Pret is great if you don

Style | Easy Like a Saturday

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  Hi!   I've been trying to be more conscientious with my any new purchases for my wardrobe, clearing out four bags of clothes last month made me realise that I tend to impulse buy way too much. I see something nice, buy it and then only end up wearing it once or twice, then it gets put to the back of the wardrobe and forgotten about.      I knew when I bought this t-shirt that I would be able to style it many different ways. I've styled it with a gorgeous stripe skirt from Sainsburys which turned out to be one of my favourite outfits of 2016 so far. In this post I've styled it for more of a casual Saturday. I wanted a comfortable outfit for a recent weekend trip out and I definitely got it with this. I bought these ASOS Peg Trousers last year, I wanted something a bit smarter and more comfortable than jeans. They are so easy to wear and go with many different items, the only downside is that they come up quite big, I originally bought a 24 and then had t