Somethings Got To Change....

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Just lately I have really fallen out of love with blogging, this is mainly down to the fact I don't feel my blogs name is a bit of me anymore, I mean I still love everything to do with what the name relates to but it's just not me anymore....so somethings got to change!

I've already taken little steps to get back into blogging, this being have a completely new layout that is something I would never have usually gone for and now that it's all installed I love the look of it, now I just need to come up with a new name for the blog and then figure out how to change this blog over to the new name.

If anyone has any tips on how best to change blog names without having to start a brand new blog, then please do let me know. If you've already changed your blog name was it hard to do when it came to updating everything related to your blog or was it easy?


I also want to sit down one night and brainstorm some post idea's for the blog, and also work on how I can improve my photography even more for my Instagram account. I literally have so many things I want to achieve with the blog, but when it comes down to it my mind just goes completely blank for some reason and I don't know why!

So hopefully over the next few weeks I can start getting back into blogging on a regular basis again.



April Glossybox: Unboxing

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Karl Lagerfeld & ModelCo - Baked Blush
so this product is a Glossybox early exclusive as the launch date is still yet to be announced, It's a gorgeous baked blush that both brightens and highlights to create a catwalk inspired glow. I've actually got my sister and brother-in-laws 1st anniversary party coming up soon, so I think I will try this product out then to see how it looks.

Eyeko London - Fat Liquid Eyeliner
I will be the first to admit that I'm really not a fan of eyeliner pens, so although this is a decent full sized product for this months box and many will be jumping for joy over this, I will be passing this on to someone else who will get use out of it rather than it just being stored away in a drawer.

Imperial Leather - Unicorn Foamburst
I love these foambursts by Imperial Leather and was really happy to see one one in this months box....and so was my niece as she has already claimed this for herself haha. So it looks like I will be having to head to the shops in search of another one!

Affect Cosmetics - Matt Effect Loose Rice Powder
I have never heard of this brand before so I'm definitely going to be having a look into more of there products aswell as trying out this one. It says it's a perfect makeup setter which instantly absorbs oil and also sets foundation and lipstick without giving the "cakey" look.

Glossybox Angled Brush
I have so many brushes that are similar to this brush, so I may pass this one onto my sister if she needs a new one, I would have liked to have seen another product rather than a brush but I can't really complain when all the other products in this months box were all full sized.

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If you are then did you receive the same or different items in yours?


Millennial Pink vs Revolutionary Red

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In the world of fashion, this season we’re witnessing a true clash of the titans. Red has always been a symbol of power and even rebellion. It has been featured in numerous collections, from those presented by Dolce and Gabbana to Jil Sander. Of course, in the wake of a very strange political climate, it’s no wonder the color has taken over. After all, it has always been a sign of rebellion, but it seems that right now, that ‘purpose’ is stronger than ever. It is obvious in the attire choices of Hillary Clinton, and perhaps even more obvious in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. The main theme of the novel which was written 1986 is authoritarian patriarchy, and for those who aren’t familiar, the handmaids in question are forced to wear long wide red dresses and cloaks – exclusively. Somehow, they come to own the color that is imposed on them, and it becomes a sign of silent rebellion. The adaptation comes at a time when the dystopian topic resonates truer than ever, which is probably one of the strongest reasons for such a strong comeback of this color, in all its different shades. Whether rocked in the form of monochromatic outfits or a single strategically placed accessory, it is both a timeless sign of femininity and female power.


Now, if you’re wondering about the right way to rock it, the answer is simple – however you want. There doesn’t seem to be the slightest risk of making a mistake when rocking red. You can go with an ultra-feminine bodycon dress as seen on the eternally fierce Sofia Vergara and make the most seductive impact ever. You can, of course, take a route that is both powerful yet modest, while incorporating two of the hottest trends – suits and the color red. Pantsuits are definitely back, and they’re not drab, dull or constricting. On the contrary, their place as one of the most powerful items in the land known as power-dressing has been given back to them, and when on the subject of power, it doesn’t get more fierce than true red. It makes a very strong statement – not only are women taking the ‘uniform’ from the boys, but they’re here to tell the world that this isn’t a man’s world anymore. Of course, it takes courage to wear such a conspicuous outfit, and you surely will be in head-to-toe red, but you can always start small. Use accessories such as bags to bring the vividness into your wardrobe. Australian women have found their favorites in the red bags so it would be smart to take their cue and find your go-to red bag supplier; it’s a good way to start the wardrobe revolution. Red suede ankle boots are also a wonderfully understated yet noticeable way to go, so go and find the boots that are made for walking. Pencil skirts, polka-dot dresses, coats, bags, even jewelry – everything goes, just make it happen. This is the year of red.


Now, let’s talk about the seemingly fleeting millennial pink? For those who are still a bit unclear as to what shade of pink this actually is, well, there is no simple explanation. It has been rocked in the same way red is being now – tracksuits, hip New Balance sneakers, dresses, blazers, coats – you name it, Zara had it. It’s actually several variations of pink that go by the same name. It’s described as a softer shade that looks as if all the blue notes have been taken out, and later expanded to include a range of shades from beige with just a touch of blush to a peach-salmon hybrid, and it was the official Pantone color of the year 2015. To some it’s also known as Tumblr Pink and even Scandi Pink. The question that remains is – why did it experience such a surge in popularity, and what brought the invention of this particular set of hues in the first place? , According to The Cut, the intention of this hue is to emphasize the blurring of gender roles that has taken place in the 21st century. This hue (or multitudes of it) is a physical representation of an androgynous generation that refuses to be defined in limited gender terms. Boys, girls and undecided flaunt their pink garments proudly, even male celebrities. It’s the hue that tells us all gender barriers are broken and there is no such thing as a ‘girly’ or ‘masculine’ color anymore.


On the one hand, we don’t think the powerful and ever-opinionated millennials will allow for it to fade in popularity quite as quickly, but on the other hand, they are part of the movements that are now battling larger injustices, including some of the gender-related ones, with extra issues added. So, it’s not as if the ‘purpose’ of millennial pink is being overshadowed. In fact, it seems that revolutionary red has welcomed everything the soft pink stands for. That is exactly why red trumps pink – it’s all-encompassing in meaning and timeless in appearance.

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia