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Autumn 2016 Fashion Must-Haves*

It’s officially fashion month and the runways are dripping with gorgeous new looks that many of us cannot wait to try. That’s why it couldn’t seem more appropriate to start looking at some of the must-haves for autumn fashion that will be the biggest trends of the season. Although fashion houses are showing their spring/summer collections on the catwalks this month, that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few cues from the trends and find some of the most covetable styles for the autumn season.

The key to finding out the hottest trends is to combine the autumn/winter looks shown this past spring and seeing what the designers are up to currently. If you’re wondering how to make your fall fashion wardrobe even more fabulous this season, take a look at some of the autumn must-haves below that are sure to give you lots of style points!

1. Romantic Florals

If you thought that flower prints were reserved only for spring and summer, you are kindly mistaken. Designers have found a way to make florals work for fall, and they are gorgeous! To make florals autumn-appropriate, look for romantic rose prints on flowing maxi dresses with sleeves. There are some lovely examples here that incorporate florals for fall with lots of style personalities in mind.


2. Patchwork Denim

Denim is getting a little more grungy these days, and it’s thankfully quite versatile for all the fall tops you have planned. Patchwork and reconstructed jeans will be everywhere this season, so don’t miss out on getting your own pair of throwback denim. The more mismatched the washes and patches, the more stylish you are! Don’t be afraid to go outside the box on this one.

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Review: Bilberry & Chamomile Peel Off Mask By Natural Spa Factory

Today, after a busy week at work I’ve decided to try the peel off face mask that’s been in my bathroom cupboard for over a year…


I got it last summer after my visit to The Grand Hotel Spa in Brighton, where they have Natural Spa Factory products. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I must say that I like the fact that all their products are made with botanically resourced ingredients, without parabens, SLS and any dodgy ingredients. It’s all natural and I love that!

This bilberry & chamomile peel off mask has healthy-aging properties, which comes from the bilberry as well as a smoothing effect from the chamomile. It also contains marine algae, which has moisturising, healing and strengthening properties that give the skin antioxidant protection.


Each pack contains around 2 treatments and it’s specifically designed for sensitive skin.

How to use it? 

  1. Mix half of the package (around 15g of powder) with 45ml of water
  2. Stir with a spatula for 1 min to get a smooth paste
  3. Apply immediately avoiding the eyes and eyebrows. If you don’t apply it immediately the mix will turn into jelly and you won’t be able to use it – trust me when I say this as it happened to me!
  4. Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes to obtain best results.

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Daily Skincare Routine for Mixed to Oily skin

Following my Crystal Clear microdermabrasion review I wanted to share my daily skincare routine with you all.

To give you a little bit of background, I had some acne when I was in my teens, and what were spots back then have now become scars. They’re not horribly bad, but I still dream of having baby-like skin. You can still dream about the perfect skin when you are in your mid-late twenties, can’t you?

I have oily to combination skin so I try to avoid oily products and go for oil free/ sensitive skin ones that at the same time help me get rid of the acne scars.

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Welcoming Spring with my new denim dungarees

I’ve being wanting to buy dungarees for ages but I wasn’t brave enough.  I’m more of a ‘basics girl’ but from time to time I go crazy and add something that stands out from my normal clothes. This month I couldn’t resist dungarees.

When I went shopping with the girls on Thursday night, I found the perfect pair and decided to welcome the Spring wearing my new dungarees.

Dungarees-outfit-SpringDungarees H&M | Black t-shirt GAP | Trainers H&M | Lipstick  Starry-Eyed Rimmel | Sunglasses Alain Afflelou

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Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion & Oxygen Facial Review

I wanted to share my experience the first time I had the Crystal Clear Beauty with Oxygen facial, but I completely forgot to take some pictures so I couldn’t share a post without images. What’s a post with no images these days?

I had the Crystal Clear Beauty with Oxygen facial done twice at The Lanes Health & Beauty, in the heart of the South Lanes in Brighton.

I found this salon while browsing online for facials in Brighton as my friend Pippa and I wanted to treat ourselves to beat the January blues. The experience was amazing so I decided to repeat it last Friday.


I’ve also been very conscious about my acne scars lately and I’m doing all I can to help it go away. This treatment has definitely helped with this.

What is Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion & Oxygen treatment?

Crystal Clear microdermabrasion consists of fine crystals that gently resurfaces and exfoliates the skin, revitalising dull, dehydrated skin and treating fine lines and acne scars (my new obsession). The crystals encourage the formation of new collagen and elastin, firming the skin and boosting cellular renewal.

The Lanes Health & Beauty offer a 30 min treatment called ‘Crystal Clear Beauty Flash with Oxygen’ that costs £40. That’s the one I had the two times I’ve been and I’ll probably have it again.


The results are visible from the first session, although I need to say that as the weeks pass through I can see my acne scars getting better every day. I will share my skincare routine on a different post as I think it’s also helping with my acne scars too.

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