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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Fashion: Bomber Jacket's love

Hello everyone! 
I feel like every blogger right now is absolutely loving that it is autumn and I am more than happy to jump on that band wagon. As much as I love summer, when it comes to fashion, autumn is just the best. Today, I wanted to talk about my favourite staple of the autumn so far; my bomber jacket. 

I got this khaki one from boohoo, and I am so in love with it. Not only is this jacket actually warm (yes, i'm looking at you stylish but impractical leather jacket), it goes with pretty much all of my wardrobe. 

Today I am wearing it with a plain black top (H&M, old), plain blue skinny jeans (H&M), white trainers (Missguided) and a bobble hat (primark). This is my go to outfit during the autumn months and it's perfect for a normal day, either shopping or going to uni as it's comfortable, warm and give the perfect casual vibe.

Also can we just appreciate how easy it is for me to get pretty blog posts when I live 5 mins from the beach (love you Bournemouth!)?

What's your fashion staple this autumn? I hope you enjoyed this post!
Love, Yasmin xxx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Fashion: Autumn Favourites

Hello everyone! I really wanted to share with you some of my favourite fashion staples. At the moment I'm really liking the 90's vibe (and really channeling my inner Rachel Green), and as you can see a lot of the items I've picked are over sized and denim.

Fashion faves october

Topshop blue dress
£54 -

I absolutely love pinafore dresses as they make me feel like i'm 5 years old again. The 90's baby in me is all over this with wearing it over an oversized sweater with tights and boots. I find them so adorable and wintery.

MANGO pink sweater
£58 -

And here is a gorgeous over sized roll neck sweater that i absolutely want. I think that not only will this be warm and cosy, but it just looks so cute. I also love the baby pink colour as it's so girly and pretty.

T By Alexander Wang bomber jacket
£590 -

Bomber jackets are by far my favourite jackets for this time of year. I obviously will never be able to afford this Alexander Wang jacket, but hey a girl can dream!

Topshop high rise jeans
£66 -

How cool are these ripped jeans? I think they are so edgy and the perfect statement piece for this time of year!

New Look bib overall

I'm also obessed with dungarees! Much like the pinafore, I find this just the epitome of 90's cool. I love wearing these with gorgeous crop top and big hooped earrings. 

Adidas Originals athletic shoes
£34 -

Gotta love the classic adidas shoes! These are so comfy and casual and just make any outfit look instantly cooler. 

What fashion items are you loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments! 
Love, Yasmin xxx

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Beauty: What I've been loving recently

Hello everyone! It feels like an absolute age since I've talked about anything beauty related on my blog, which is really quite strange since I'm low key a little bit obsessed with make up. So I thought today you and I would have a little catch up about what beauty products have been currently popping up in my life.

1) Barry M lipstick in Red my lips
Ahhh one thing that I absolutely love about autumn is that it again becomes the season for lipstick, and in particular, I mean RED lipstick. If you're a lucky sod who can rock red lipstick in summer, I envy you. I, unfortunately have to wait until the colder months come around again. Recently I've absolutely been loving this Barry M one as it's just a lovely classic cherry red with a lovely sheen finish, which is my favourite kind of lipstick.
 2) Avon Gel shine nail polish 
I feel like this is such a random nail colour, espescially as we come into the autumn months, but I think it's just so quirky! It stays put pretty well on my nails too which is fab. Unfortunately the bottle doesn't seem to have a name :(

 3) Zoeva luxe cream lipstick in Pop Stitch
Isn't this just the most perfect girly pink colour you've ever seen? I'm not normally one for lipstick colours like this, but recently I have been loving wearing this colour with an all black outfit as it gives the perfect pop of colour and makes it interesting. Surprisingly as well this one really suits my skin tone.
 4) Sanctury air-whipped cream souffle
Seriously, if you haven't tried this, you need to right now! It is the most gorgeous body cream and feels so luxurious after a shower. It smells incredible and leaves your skin feeling so soft. It really is what it says on the tin, the formula is air whipped and so light and doesn't leave you feeling sticky after application which is exactly what you need.
 5) Loreal pure clay purity mask
This mask is great to put on at the end of a hard day to really repair your skin. I love to use this on pamper evenings as when I take this off my skin just feels incredible and soft and I can really feel that it's done it's job.
 6) Rimmel Brow this way kit
What's this? I've stepped away from my beloved Sleek brow pallette? I know, I was shocked too. But the other day it was 2 for £10 across all Rimmel products in Superdrug, so I decided to try this out. Like the sleek one, it has the waxy 'shaping' formula on one side, and the powder 'filling' formula on the other side. I absolutely love this as it gives a super natural look and was ridiculous cheap at £3.99

So there we go! That's what I've been loving recently in the world of beauty. Have you tried any of these products? And what are you guys loving at the moment? Please let me know in the comments! 

Love, Yasmin xxx

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Life: 5 Ways To Get A Better Night Sleep

Hello Everyone!
We've all been there, tossing and turning all night, sticking one leg out of the covers, then both legs, then realising a monster could come and eat you at any second so sticking them both under. Calculating how many hours sleep you'll get if you fall asleep now, and then stressing because it's far too little and you've got a busy day tomorrow. The next morning may as well be your audition tape to be an extra in the latest zombie film. Well boys and girls, I am here today to give you some tips to help you get that better night sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. I believe that a good night sleep really sets you up for the day and can make you so much more productive, so without further ado here is how to get a better night's sleep.

1) Have a pamper
One of the most important tings about getting a good night sleep is making sure that you are relaxed. I absolutely love to have a hot shower, or occassionally a bath if I am in the mood. I always take time to exfoliate and moisturize my body after. Getting into comfy pjs and putting on a face mask really helps me relax. The combination of being warm, clean and comfortable really relaxes me and starts to get me settled for the night.

2) Drink a (decaf) hot drink
Sticking with the theme of becoming sleepy via being cosy, one of my favourite things to do is to have a hot beverage. Obviously it can't be a drink that contains caffeine (i'm looking at you coffee junkies!), so I love to have a decaf herbal tea or in the winter, a hot chocolate does me well. This just makes you super relaxed and always helps me to have a good night sleep!

3) Read
I know, I know, it can be so tempting to sit up and watch endless episodes of your current favourite TV series on Netflix or keep scrolling on your phone but you need to STOP. If you're mind is constantly racing once you've closed your eyes and you're doing these things, then this is most likely the reason. Watching a screen keeps your mind active and working and is a disaster when it comes to good night's sleep. Instead, cosy down with a nice book, magazine or newpaper and you will soon start to feel droopy eyed and sleepy and fall asleep in no time.

4) Eat your dinner early
So many people make the awful mistake of thinking that they can eat their dinner an hour before their dinner and be able to have a good night's sleep. No, no, NO! You're body will still be digesting food when you finally hit the hay and therefore make it much more difficult to fall asleep! So make sure you have your dinner at a reasonable time and give yourself to digest your food.

5) Go to sleep at the same time
I always try and make sure that I go to bed at a similar time each night, espescially on week days when I have to get up to go to university. This way my body gets into a routine and knows that when we get to 11pm, it's time to go to bed and fall asleep. I know it's difficult but it will be much more worth it in the end.

I hope that you enjoyed this blogpost and maybe picked up some helpful tips!
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Love, Yasmin xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The BEST week in Prague!

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to write about my holiday in Prague in the Czech Republic.
This time last month, my boyfriend and I packed our bags and headed out to an adorable AirBnb srudio apartment just outside the centre of Prague. It was super easy to either walk into the center or get the tram, as the stop was just outside our apartment. We were right next to the lovely Letna Park which looks right over the whole of the city and gives you amazing views, as well as plenty of places to sit and eat and drink.
We did all of the normal touristy stuff there, like visit the castle (it was AMAZING and beautiful, I would highly recommend) as well as seeing Charles Bridge, Old Town and the Astronomical Clock. One of the main things I will say about this city is that it is ALL gorgeous. Every building is stunning and ornate and it just looks amazing. It is so historic and full of culture. One of the things we also noticed is that this city can be very cheap if you look in the right places. We ended up spending about £400 each for the whole trip, as we decided to utilize the kitchen in our apartment and cook many of our own meals. That doesn't mean we didn't try the local cuisine! Lots of sausages and potatoes as well as the yummy pastries 'tredniks' which are covered with sugar and filled with ice cream and are delicious.
As well as all this the weather was gorgeous so we would spend endless hours by the river just chilling out, eating good food and having a drink. It really was the perfect week away! Here are some of my favourite pictures from the trip:

Have you been to Prague? Where do you think I should go next on my travels? 
Let me know in the comments!
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Love, Yasmin xxxx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

4 Books you need to read IMMEDIATELY

Hello everyone!
I really loved recently sharing some of my favourite books, and because it's summer I've been reading a heck of a lot more, which I love. So I thought that I would give a bit of a review and round up of what books I've been reading recently as I've really been enjoying.

The curious incident of the dog in the night time:
So this book was recommended to me by my boyfriend, it's about a teenage boy who has Asperger's and is written as his diary. It's an excellent insight into his mind and really interesting to see how his brain works. It's written very simply but is still an excellent read. I honestly couldn't put it down and I read it in only two days. Would highly recommend!

The Elephant Girl
Who loves a bit of a mystery? I do! This book folllows Helen as she ends up investigating the murder of her mother by moving in with the woman who was convicted of her murder. She finds out there are lots of people who could be suspects of her mothers murder and that there are many family secrets. It's really gripping as you realise the original suspect may not have done the crime and actually start to like her. Helen also has to deal with personal struggles such as epilepsy and not being able to let people she cares about in.

The stall of second chances
For a budding journalist, like me, this book was a really great read! It follows Sidney, an aspiring food journalist as she has to make a decision as to whether landing the career of her dreams by writing a contronversial story is worth risking losing her friends, co workers and a new found love. This book is a really easy, girly read and you really get transported into the world of Sidney and the world of the food market and get invested into her dilemmas.

If you're not the one
Have you ever wandered what your life would be like if you made a different decision? When.... is involved in a car accident and goes into a coma, she has the opportunity to witness what her life would have been like if she had ended up with a different man. This book is a really easy read, but also puts into perspective how little things could change the course of our lives in a big way.

Have you read any of these books? I would definitely recommend all of them if you haven't!
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Love,Yasmin xxx

Sunday, 18 September 2016

UNBOXING the best new flat iron!

Hello everyone! 
For those of you who love a new hair gadget I've got an awesome blog post for you today. Recently, I was contacted by Irresistable Me asking me if I would like to try some of their hair extensions from their site. I looked at their site and was super excited as their clip in extansions look so amazing and natural and are such a good price, however I don't really use them as I already have ridiculously long hair (see pictures below). So they said that I could try one of their styling products. So after having a browse of the website I decided to have a go with the diamond flat iron* (retailed at the amazing price of $149!) as I'm long over due some new straighteners and these look right up my street. 

The diamond flat iron came in a lovely black box which made it feel extra special. I opened it up and was instantly in love with the funky red colour! Taking it out of the box it's super lightweight and has a really good length cord (25 metres long!), which is perfect for me as I really can't sit still when I'm doing my hair and I love to have a little wonder around - anyone else the same? 

Switching it on was really simple and had no need for instructions with a simple on/ off button and the green light switching on when it's on, and then plus and minus temperature buttons to control the heat, with the green light moving up and down as you get higher and lower. It also conviniently tells you when it's ready to use when by counting up the temperature until it has reached the correct one. And it heated up really quickly so I could use it pretty much straight away (thumbs up!)

I decided to try it out after having my hair in french plaits all day as my hair is actually naturally straight, so generally even the worst of straighteners will cure mine, so with this wavy hair from plaits I could give it a proper review. Here is what it looked like before, very wavy and crinkly at the bottom and the kind of hair that if you run a tangle teezer through it, it's going to puff out.

I sectioned out my hair and straightened it as normal (after putting on heat protection spray of course!). As I pressed it onto my hair it generally only took two swipes through my hair to make each strand straight, if not only one! For more curly hair, it my take a few more but probably not too many!  As I was straightening it was so clear how light the product is and how comfortable this makes straightening your hair, making sure that I don't get a dead arm from holding it up too long! 

  I love the final result! My hair is super straight as well as silky and smooth! It took barely any time at all to achieve this look so is perfect for those of you who are rushing around in the morning. My only criticism of this product would be that it doesn't come with a heat proof mat, which I see as an essential for any hair styling product to keep them from causing a fire or even just damaging surfaces. However the overall prouduct is definitely worth the buy! 

Let me know what you think of this post and if you will be trying this or any other of Irresistible me stylers. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin'!

Love, Yasmin xxx