Friday, 19 December 2014

What I Wore: VoucherCodes Swap shop

Jeans: Topshop
Lipstick choker: old 
Moon and Stars Jacket: Vintage via EBay 

I keep forgetting that I have a bunch of draft posts that are always half finished, so like today's outfit post it's a little late soz but I want to try and change this for 2015. I want to make sure if I start a post I finish it, as it gets annoying when you have taken and edited photos and than don't use them. I really like this outfit, I got these checked creepers as they are a great  flat footwear alternative to my converse. They are a little chunky but I guess that's because they are creepers. They have a heart detail at the lace and they give me extra height, which is always a winner for me. 

I think my staple this year has been the faux fur collar, and I have got to a point were I found it hard not to wear one. This baby blue one goes so perfectly with this vintage jacket I got off EBay, I think it may have once been a fancy dress jacket. Honestly I don't care, and I'm looking forward to it getting warmer again so I can wear it to death. I seem to live in jeans at the moment, I think when your not well and it's cold you just give up caring (well I do) so warm jumper and jeans has been my go to. I'm going to wear a dress for Christmas day, as I'll be in the warm I have no fear of being chilling and feel that I should make some effort this year. What are you going to wear for Christmas day? 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Topshop S/S15

It's still freezing outside, and I know for most of you the last thing you will be thinking about is Spring. Time will fly and before you know it, you will be tucking away all those winter knits and reaching to the back of your wardrobe for light jackets. Of course Topshop are on point once again with a stunning collection for Spring Summer, and here is what will be coming for the warmer season.   

There were two strong collections, one was heavily 70s inspired with a mix of flower prints, lace and disco platforms. So if you have flares now, keep hold of them as this trend is not going any where. I adored the weaved bags (who doesn't like a pineapple), and chunky statement jewellery that had a mix metals, woven cord and tassel's will add that extra glam element to your S/S wardrobe  Maxi dresses and over sized knitted coats, were to dead for, and will be perfect come festival time. 

If you prefer simple, clean cut pieces, than you will prefer their minimal sporty chic collection. With flat footwear and more refined details, it's an editorial version of surfer footwear and relaxed sports wear mixed with a dash of soft tailoring. A rail of greys, olive greens and navy blues, it's a switch from monochrome stepping away from black and white and adding some fun block colour into the mix. So start making some space in that wardrobe, as your going to need it. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Frozen Lip Smackers

As you may have guessed I'm a Frozen fan, even if the songs get stuck in my brain and drive me nuts it's such a feel good film. With the weather being freezing here in the U.K our poor lips are not far off being frozen, and cracked and chapped. You may have heard of Lip Smackers before, they are pretty well know for their amazing flavoured lip balms. So what does their Frozen range have to offer. 

The range has a total of six flavours to pick from, you can purchased the lot in a pack or buy they individual. They recommend that you mix flavours together when you fancy a change, which I honestly would have never thought to try. Simple but oh so amazing (resisted argue to lick off lips). I love that these have no colour, and instead leave a little sparkle to your lips install of any pigmented colour and you just get more of a hue. I got to try Berry Slush* from our favourite reindeer Sven, Strawberry Shake* from our hero Anna and of course ice queen Elsa is cool vanilla mint*. 

I really like these balms, they apply with ease don't feel sticky and more importantly taste and smell divine. My lips have been really chapped, and after  the first application my lips felt a lot better. If I had to pick a favourite I would go for Anna- Strawberry Shake, the shimmer is really nice and I love this flavour it reminds me of summer. The packaging is super cute with each character on, and I like the coloured lids as it makes easy for makeup storage (found your favourite in a hurry). These are such cute balms and they make great little stocking fillers, they are £3.50 each or if you have to have them all than you can get them for £10.00 for the set at Claires Accessorises.  

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman - Snowman Fun Kit From LUSH

Lush never fail to impress me, and this year they have made a very special product that's not only fun for kids okay, okay and adults too. But this Snowman Fun kit* will be raising money for the children of Japan, who are still living in challenging environments following the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster. 10p from every sale of each bar goes to the LUSH FunD, this will than be distributed in grants to projects providing fun and recreational actives for the children. It may not seem a lot, but if everyone buys one think how much could be raised. Every child deserves to enjoy their childhood, and this way you get to have fun with this mouldable soap and give a little so that others can have fun too. 

As my two boys love the film Frozen, it only seemed right to make Olaf a little magical snowman from the film. Olaf is not only funny, but is a wise little snowman, and here's how to make yours. 

It doesn't have to be perfect, and you don't have to add the twigs, you can make any kind of snowman you like. Have fun and don't forget that you can use it as a bubble bar, soap or even shampoo when your finished playing with him. Just remember that his limited edition, so get him before his gone, and support something good in the process. Sorry if this post has caused you to have frozen songs  suck in your head all day. I love the fragrance of this bar, it has Sicilian lemon which is a really refreshing. Mixed with buchu and bergamot essential oils so it has that warm and christmas feel to it but not too earthy. If you let it dry out and it becomes more crumbly it's easier to use as a bubble bar. It's simple to wash with and great for anyone with dry skin, as it's really creamy. 

If you give this a go than please tweet me a photo, (of the snowman not you in the bath by the way, lets keep it clean) at @law1sfab . I would love to see how you do with your Olaf, or what snowman you decided to make. You can grab a snowman FUN kit from your local LUSH or online for £5.00- With 10p from each kit sold going to the LUSH FunD.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Game Over

Game Sweater: EBay
Jeans: New Look
Burger phone case: Primark mens 
Pink faux fur Clutch: New Look via ASOS secret Santa*

This week has been an eye opener, and I feel like while I have not ticked everything off my to do list. My list of needs has changed a lot. This is what happens when you have been living in PJ's with greasy hair,  because even the thought of getting up and moving around makes your paper bones ache that little bit more. I'm trying to get on, I think everyone is feeling less than wonderful with the lack of sun and people coughing without covering their mouths. 

I'm planning my outfits, in hope that it will give me a boost into downing my flu relief pills and doing things that involve leaving the house. It helps that Corben has school, as even if I'm ready to pass out (which almost happened last week) that I will get him there. This week has been a lot better, me and Logan went to buy the last of the presents on the list and picked up some wonderful tacky decorations. So let's talk outfit, how cool is this gameboy sweater I could kiss you EBay I really could. Massive thank you to Izzie who was my ASOS secret santa- #AAAsecretsanta for this faux fur clutch *hugs clutch for dear life. Thank you so much, it's beyond perfect and even matches my current hair colours winning. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

It goes without saying that I love the internet. So I probably should have kept that to myself, but sometimes it can be undervalued. The internet can be a hub of information and inspiration. Of course my blog is my part of the interweb, where I can create and be in control of what I want to show and express. Lately however every corner I visit seems to be like a playground, instead of a grown up debate there's lots of drama and don't even get me started on the amount of times I've seen the word jealousy throw around. It's great that people are expressing, as you may of read here I've felt like no one really speaks out about their real feelings.

But and this is a HUGE one it's sad to see and I'm talking about the blog community here, people discard and even bully people into agreeing with their view. An opinion is just that, it's someones view a perspective on a situation. To me it's perfectly natural to disagree, I personal trust someone more, when they express that actual they have a different view- Of course it will still have to be with my moral compass, as somethings are less debatable and more to do with ignorance. 

That's a whole other post, so lets focus. 

People get upset, just because this world is virtual does not mean there's lack of emotion. However I really don't see why everything seems to boil down to jealousy, is it not possible for someone to not have a personal problem with someone but not embrace every single thing that they do. I like to get peoples take on things, that's what my 'issue' posts where born out of. I guess not just as a blogger, but as a grow up I feel that we are responsible for what we put out there. Again you may not agree with this, and that's fine. I guess a way to look at it would be, what if you were teenager again and were reading what you read now. Would what you see influence you in a good or bad way? You may think that no one's really listening in this sea of bloggers, but I'm sure that they will be. I'm not going to support something because it's popular, I'm going to support what is right and what I agree with. 

At the same time I don't want to bully anyone into agreeing with me, I accept that what's right for me is different for others. Words are very powerful, belittling someones view is not responsible it's actual a little desperate. It's not about how many people follow you, we all have great power as words can change how we feel. Which some are quick to forget. 

There seems to be this hype that we're all talking about the same things, and I know that I'm not the only to feel like saying 'actual I don't care' not in a nasty way. I guess I would rather pour myself into things that people are not talking about, as usually issues that need debating are pushed under the rug. Than again that's just my opinion or maybe I'm just jealous who knows. 

With thanks to Stan Lee for one of my all time favourite quotes.

So Vague

Bag: New Look
Jeans: Topshop
T-shirt: Primark

I can not believe this year is coming to an end, I'm not sure where the time went and what I really did with mine. I know it's been a tough year but it's also been a good year. Corben started school, we got a kitten, I handed in Logan's application for nursery and I've never felt so busy in all my life. They may not be ground breaking changes, but for me they have been huge. I'm thankful for the people in my life and I'll be thinking about the people I've lost over the years. I'm so excited to give the boys their presents, seeing their faces light up makes Christmas for me.

I'm loving my new haircut, and I'm not sure why but everything I own just seems to look a little cooler than before. I am still run down, but trying like most to power through. As it's starting to get colder I will soon be layering everything, but sometimes it can be great fun to play with texture mixes. How cute is this t-shirt from Primark I got it in the sale, but to honest would have gladly paid full price. I decided to team it with this amazing biker jacket that was customised by Henry Holland (I'll be chatting about that another day). Please to say my River Island boots are still going strong and I've not had to buy a new pair, so really pleased. I would like the knee highs that everyone has been rocking, but I have so many pairs at the moment (even if I end up wearing the same pair to death). It's my birthday after Christmas so I may treat myself than, but I will need to take some bits to the charity shop to make me feel less guilty. You only have two feet after all ....*hugs all the shoes. 

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