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Sarah Loves: January 2013

30.1.13

Faux Fur

Faux fur trend, online shopping high street blog post
1. Topshop £59.00 2. New Look £2.00
3. Boohoo £12.00 4. Miss Selfridge £69.00
5. ASOS £22.00 6. Urban Outfitters £135.00 7. ASOS £7.00
Click on the brand names to view the products.

Something which seems to be seamlessly on trend each and every winter is fur. I don't approve of real fur, I do see the benefits of faux fur and how cosy it can be. I have a couple of faux fur accessories myself which really keep me warm in the cool, dry months in winter. Beware of wearing faux fur though as it don't hold up well in the rain. It is always wise to check the weather forecast before committing to wearing your faux fur attire otherwise you may end up drenched and cold.

Below are some bloggers who really know how to wrap up warm in the faux fur trend.



Fashion bloggers in faux fur trend
1 2 3 4 5
Fashion bloggers from lookbook and chictopia in faux fur trend
6 7 8 9 10

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28.1.13

Arganoil Nourishing Miracle Oil Review

Lee stafford Arganoil Nourishing Miracle Oil Review
Arganoil Nourishing Miracle Oil, Lee Stafford

the product Moroccan oil hair serum.
the look Healthy, soft and silky ends.
works well on Dry, fizzy or split ends ends.
the verdict This hair serum has saved my hair on many occasions. I apply it after washing my hair after towel drying and occasionally apply it on the second day of having washed my hair if it is feeling a little dry at the ends. Every time I feel like the ends of my hair are getting a little rough and I could possibly do with cutting them I use this serum and the result is soft, silky ends that make me very happy. I strongly recommend this serum for anyone with long, fine, hair like mine who is wishing to keep their hair is the best condition whilst growing it. The best thing about it is that you can use it on dry as well as wet hair and it doesn't make your hair look greasy like some serums can do.

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23.1.13

Quilted Jacket

Quilted jacket, purple vintage handbag, spotted tights
lilac lavender Horse t-shirt with Barbour style quilted jacket
Orelia stackable rings with atop timezone watch
Quilted jacket, purple vintage handbag, spotted tights, topshop culottes
Orelia star bracelet and atop timezone watch
I'm wearing river island quilted jacket, mama san horse t-shirt, topshop culottes, thrifted bag, marks & spencer tights, new look black pumps, atop timezone watch*, orelia star bracelet, dorothy perkins blue ring, orelia stackable rings*

Snow snow snow! I love the snow :) I'm going to Estonia at the weekend and, although I absolutely love the snow I do hope it doesn't get in the way of my weekend plans.

I received this lovely watch from atop timezone the other day. It has a special little dial on it which means you can tell the time anywhere in the world. This will be especially handy for me as I do love to travel and I'm planning trips to America and Australia this year. This watch means I won't have to fiddle around with changing the time or wondering what the time is back home. The design of the watch really caught my eye and I just had to get one in white to wear in more sunny conditions.

I decided to try out a new layout for my outfit details. Instead of having a list of what I wore I've tried putting them in a row instead. I'm just experimenting with this at the moment so would love to hear your feedback! My blog is always a work in progress so you may often find little bits changing here and there.

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22.1.13

Faux Fur Slipper Booties

Barratts Faux Fur Slipper Boots booties
slippers, barratts*

These faux fur top slipper booties have been keeping my toes nice and cosy throughout these last few snowy days. As I've been travelling to really cold places lately (Iceland and travelling to Estonia this weekend) I've been making the most of having a warm pair of slippers. I usually wear a ton of layers if I'm in the house for long as its much better to wear cosy clothes then to put the heating on way up high.

Hope you've all been enjoying the snow and keeping warm! :)

21.1.13

Myface Cosmetics R&B Rouge Blusher Review

Fair R&B Rouge Blusher in Holiday Myface Cosmetics R&B Rouge Blusher Review
Fair R&B Rouge Blusher in Holiday Myface Cosmetics R&B Rouge Blusher Review
Fair R&B Rouge Blusher in Holiday Myface Cosmetics R&B Rouge Blusher Review
Fair R&B Rouge Blusher in Holiday, Myface Cosmetics

the product Blusher with brush.
the look A healthy, post holiday glow.
works well with Just a lick of eye-liner on the lids and bare lips.
the verdict I absolutely love the fact that Myface Cosmetics have products divided up by what will suit each skin type. As someone with naturally fair skin I do find some blushers can wash me out but this shade really brings out a nice, healthy colour in my cheeks. I also love the design of the product as its easy to hold and reminds me of an ipod, plus the little mirror is really useful. The blusher sweeps easily on but can come out a bit strong if you're not careful. To avoid a too intense look, I recommend brushing any access blush onto the back of your hand before applying the brush to your cheeks.

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20.1.13

Reindeer Scarf

big woolly reindeer scarf, vintage coat, winter hat, snow Iceland
70s vintage coat, long scarf with reindeer on, woolly hat, snowy winter in Iceland
reindeer scarf, thrifted coat, woolly hat, snow in Iceland
vintage coat, woolly hat, snow Iceland
hat, river island
scarf, thrifted
mittens, peacocks
coat, thrifted
leggings, new look

Although we have been getting a lot of snow in England lately, these photos were actually taken in Iceland. The best part of Iceland was when we drove around parts of the country and would pull up to take in the beautiful landscape.

There has been a fair amount of snow in Brighton, but nothing compared to the snow I experienced in Iceland. I really enjoy the snow but you really have to dress up warm for it! I wore my thermals in Iceland and although it has been fairly cold here, it hasn't been so cold I've had to wear them in Brighton. I'm off to Estonia next weekend and reckon it will be pretty chilly there. I'm definitely going to be prepared with thermals, mittens and my woollies!

Hope you've all been enjoying the snow where you are! Don't forget to wrap up warm!

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16.1.13

Floral Headpieces

Floral Headpieces online high street shopping
1. Crown and Glory, £25.00 2. Accessorize, £7.00
3. ASOS, £10.00 4. Miss Selfridge, £4.25 5. River Island, £6.00
Click on the brand names to view the products.

I'm a huge fan of hair accessories, especially headbands and of the floral nature. The Crown and Glory, ASOS and Miss Selfridge ones are headbands, the Accessorize one is a set of two hair clips and the River Island design is designed to be worn over a top bun.

Which one is your favourite?

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14.1.13

Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Body Revival Review

Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Body Revival Review
Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Body Revival Review
Ultimate Body Revival, Sanctuary Spa*

the product Body revival gift set with body wash, luxury bath float, body scrub, body lotion, body butter, hand cream, and two emery boards.
the look Soft, silky, pampered skin.
works well with Relaxing nights in with a bubble bath.
the verdict The products don't have a overpowering scent, they are very gentle and subtle, something I really look for in skin products.
I really like how at the back of some of the products they have a "therapist's tip", really handy for girls like me who don't know all that much about skin care. I have learnt a couple of tips from these such as rinsing your body with cool water after using the body wash to tone skin and close pores.
The size of some of the products are useful to use in my travel bag when I go for short trips. The body lotion, bubble bath and body scrub are perfect for weekends away and the hand cream is handbag sized.

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12.1.13

Peacoat

Peatcoat trend online high street shopping
1. House of Fraser £90.00 2. Topshop £40.00 3. John Lewis £99.00
4. ASOS £161.00
5. Urban Outfitters £40.00 6. ASOS £75.00
Click on the brand names to view the products.

Nothing beats a coat that makes you feel stylish yet warm during winter. I'm a fan of the peacoat trend because they look great thrown over winter woollies and a great dress. They also look effortlessly stylish left open so you get a peak of your outfit or slung over your shoulders with a couldn't care less attitude.

Below are some bloggers who know how to wear this stylish coat.



fashion bloggers wearing peacoat trend
1 2 3 4 5
fashion bloggers wearing peacoat trend lookbook chictopia
6 7 8 9 10

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7.1.13

Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Review

Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Eye Palette Review
Inside the Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Eye Palette
Wearing Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Eye Shadow Palette
Peek-a-Bright Eyes, Benefit via Boots

the product Eye Palette with base eye shadow, highlighter eye shadow, contour shadow doubling up as a powder eye-liner, eye bright, concealer brush and eye shadow/liner brush.
the look Big and beautiful contoured eyes.
works well with An every day look, or if you wish to apply more of the powder eye-liner, works well as a subtle evening brown smoky eye.
the verdict I love the look I can achieve with this palette! I don't have much of a talent for contouring normally, but with the right brushes I was able to achieve a really lovely, bright eyed look that lasted all day. I got lots of compliments too. I strongly recommend using your own brushes with the shadows though as I found the eye liner brush it came with really sharp on my eyelids.


I'm no beauty blogger, but this is the first in my weekly features called Make-Up Mondays where I review beauty and cosmetic products. Although I consider myself a fashion blogger first and foremost, I do believe fashion does go side by side with beauty. Besides, I can be in my best frock, but if I don't have "my face on" I don't feel dressed. I hope you enjoy the reviews, but if you're here more for the fashion than don't worry, this won't be replacing any other feature or posts. :)

PS. For the next few weeks I'm available for commission for illustrated portraits. Click here for more information.

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6.1.13

Fringed Handbag

topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings, marks & spencer tights, boohoo black boots
wolf necklace, topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings
brighton fashion blogger, topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings, marks & spencer tights, boohoo black boots.
wolf necklace, topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings
topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings, marks & spencer tights, boohoo black boots.
topshop black sparkly dress, brand village blue fringed bag, orelia stackable rings, marks & spencer tights, boohoo black boots.
boohoo black boots north laines Brighton
dress, topshop
bag, brand village*
rings, orelia via zalando*
tights, marks & spencer
boots, boohoo*

Its been incredibly misty today in Brighton, hence the frizzy hair! My hair is so fine it just goes crazy in misty and foggy weather.

I got this quirky fringed bag from Brand Village not so long ago. I fancied something that would be especially good in the summer as all my big bags are black which looks a little dull with summer dresses. Hopefully this little number will brighten up my summer style!

I really love the Orelia rings I received from Zalando (an online department store apparently big in Germany). They have a great selection of brands in their jewellery department and also do a range of designer and high-street label women's clothing which you can see here.

PS. For the next few weeks I'm available for commission for illustrated portraits. Click here for more information.

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5.1.13

Blogger of the Moment
Steffy of Steffy's Pros & Cons

Steffy of Steffy's Pros & Cons Fashion Blogger Miami
Steffy of Steffy's Pros & Cons Fashion Blogger Miami
Steffy of Steffy's Pros & Cons Fashion Blogger Miami
Steffy 25 USA
www.steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com


location Miami, Florida.
inspired by Colour.
signature look Peter pan collar and a floral skirt.
current favourite wardrobe item J.crew toothpick jeans.
random fact Pumpkin spice is my favourite smell and taste!


Fancy your own illustrated portrait? Click here.

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3.1.13

Black Snood

black snood, river island cropped black and gold jumper, black miss selfridge playsuit. iceland fashion
black snood, river island cropped black and gold jumper, black miss selfridge playsuit. iceland fashion
black snood, river island cropped black and gold jumper, black miss selfridge playsuit. iceland fashion
black snood, river island cropped black and gold jumper, black miss selfridge playsuit. iceland fashion
snood, thrifted
jumper, river island
playsuit, miss selfridge
tights, marks & spencer

This is a new outfit post from Iceland to keep the blog wintery and seasonal for the New Year.

How is 2013 treating you all so far? I have been having a wonderful start to the new year mostly just making plans. I have so many great things I want to do this year and I can't wait to share them with you all! I'm making plans to do some things I have always wanted to do and to go places I have only ever dreamed of going.

Do you have any New Years Resolutions? I haven't made any apart from to keep positive and happy, but that's something I usually try to do anyway.

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1.1.13

10 Items Under £10

January sales 10 items under £10
1. Love Clothing, £19.00 £7.60 2. Miss Selfridge, £12.50 £6.25
3. AX Paris, £20.00 £9.99 4. Urban Outfitters, £12.00 £5.00
5. Dorothy Perkins, £12.00 £5.00 6. Miss Selfridge, £15.00 £7.50 7. Boohoo, £10.00 £6.00
8. Boohoo, £12.00 £8.00 9. Love Clothing £20.00 £8.00 10. Missguided, £14.99 £7.50
Click on the brand names to view the products.

Have you had any success in the sales yet? If not, and you are looking for something around the £10 mark then this post is for you! This is my pick of 10 items for under £10 from the online sales. I particularly like the deer vest, shoes and bracelet, what do you like best?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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