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Triangl Bikini Review

I’ve been meaning to do this post since I came back from holiday but somehow I’ve only just got round to it, pretty helpful to get a bikini review at the end of September hey?! Well, to be fair a Triangl bikini is definitely an investment and those lucky few who are jetting off to warmer climates for some winter sun can take this advice on board! I know there’s a lot of umming and arring when buying a bikini that exceeds £20 (well there is for me anyway!) so I thought it I’d do a little Triangl bikini review! Firstly, I’m lucky enough to own two of these beauties, the Farrah in Wild Thing which is a triangle shaped bikini with crochet detailing, and the Brigitte in in the summertime, which is a bralet style also with crochet detailing. Fit I found the fit really good, the material is neoprene which unless you’ve been living under a hole and have never heard of Triangl before I’m pretty sure you’ll be aware of! This means that your bottoms don’t fall down when you get out of the pool and there’s no gaping, usually when I swim in a bikini the water goes in and my top goes down. I found it really comfortable to wear and because of the nature of the fabric it’s a good snug fit. It’s worth mentioning that the straps are adjustable as well which helps to get a good fit. Sizing I guess the first thing to mention is that I am lucky if I fill a 34A cup on a good day, I have zero boobs. If you’re blessed by the god of tits you may not find this post helpful! I’m generally an 8/10 depending on where I shop and how I want it to fit, of course with a bikini, I want a tight fit! The sizing is XXS – XL, I’m not sure what they all stand for but I know XS is 32A and S is 34B so I guess the rest goes up/ down in a similar way. They also have S+ and S++ for those of you who are a smaller size but have bigger boobs which I think’s quite good. To be honest I was told that there was an online chat service for sizing and I didn’t even hesitate before using it! The girls at Triangl are honestly so lovely and helpful, I just gave them my bra size and they told me which would be best. I had the issue that I’m a 34A so I either compromised in the cup or the waist, because I got the Farrah first I went for the S, with it being a triangle style I thought it wouldn’t matter if the cup was a little big. It fitted so well, there was definitely room for me to go smaller but I wanted to be on the safe side. The next time I was a bit more adventurous, don’t get me wrong I…

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Beauty

Nails by Natalie

Don’t be jealous, but my friend is pretty much a beauty genius. She’s slowly but surely turning me into a real life woman, last month I had my eyebrows done (I’m now on a brow programme – look at me) and this month I had my first ever manicure. I know, it’s shocking, I’ve never had a manicure before, I’m practically deprived #firstworldproblems. So back to Natalie (that’s the beauty genius’ name), she’s a pro in all things beauty and own’s her own salon (is that the right word?) in Stamford. So when I was sent some nail varnishes by the lovely people over at Models Own, who else do I call upon than my talented buddy? I lie, I did actually have a go at it myself, my boyfriend told me to “get help” after laughing in my face when I showed him my attempt. Honestly, what I did compared to this is an embaressment! She definitely sorted me out! I’d also like to apologise for the variety of different shades of my pictures, half are natural lighting and half are in the salon so it’s a bit of a mish mash! I had a little look on Pinterest for some nail inspo and decided on a more simple and fun style. This was all in aid of entering the #1234THUMBWAR competition being run by Models Own, if you fancy yourself an artist then have a go! The nail varnishes themselves are pretty bright colours, I’m usually more of a nude kinda gal, but I really love them, I can’t stop looking at them!! I found it a bit odd that the brushes were different, some of them were longer and thin where as others were a more short and stubby brush making it easier to apply. Most of the colours were really strong so only needed a couple of coats but the yellow was pretty watery so needed some hard work and a lot of patience!Here’s the finished result! What do you think? Are you a nude nail kinda gal like me or do you love your neon nails?

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Style

Monochrome Clash

So I pretty much picked the worst location ever for this shoot! My poor photographer was risking her life with every photo standing in the middle of a busy road on a Saturday morning, not my finest moment! I was looking forward to styling up this Miss Pap top in all of it’s monochrome glory. I’m a bit sad I didn’t have it sooner for the good weather but I’m sure it will look lovely layered up and it’s perfect for drinks with friends and other evening activities! I’m a fan of a loose fit so this is perfect for me, I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many tops, particularly white ones! Seen as it’s getting far too chilly for my liking I decided to put my old friend the blanket scarf into good use. I love the clashing prints in this look, I always see other people doing this sort of thing and just never feel like I could pull it off myself. I guess if you’re going to try and do something like that then monochrome is definitely the way to start! I’m not honestly a huge fan of dog tooth (or is it hounds tooth?) in many things, I mean if it turns out to be a huge trend in the future I’m sure I’ll be eating my words. But I’ve always loved my trusted blanket scarf, it’s my only monochrome one so it probably gets the most wear of them all. The prints work well together, because the Miss Pap top has a larger print and the scarfs a smaller print they’re not so in your face when put together. Are you with me in making the switch to your winter wardrobe or are you still clinging on to summer? *Top : Miss Pap | Scarf : Old | Jeans : Topshop | *Shoes : Next Old | Bag : Zara

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High St VS High End

Style

Autumn Neutrals

Unless this is the first time you’re reading my blog you’ll be very aware (and sick to the back teeth of hearing) that I’m a lover of neutrals. In particular, white t shirts. Now to the normal eye this is a white t shirt, I however think it’s much more than a white t shirt and should be deemed a top.  I picked this up when I was in Zara a few weeks ago, I did have to stop myself from buying it in stripes and navy and black and the list goes on. I love the boxy shape and the thicker material, but what really sold it to me was the texture of the material. It’s kind of like towelling without being absolutely hideous, it’s got bobbly ish texture, ok I’m not great at describing things, just get it, you’ll love it and you’ll thank me. It’s really cheap if I remember rightly and also its crisp white. Not ivory, not off white, its white white which I love. I layered it up with my favourite charity shop find cardigan which goes perfectly (off course it does its neural) my pastel bag from Brown & Berry. I love the girls over at Brown & Berry for constantly keeping me up to date with their latest arm candy. This ones real leather and pretty much goes with anything. This was my go to bag on holiday because you can also tuck the strap in so it’s a clutch for the evening! Top : Zara | Skirt : Primark Old (Similar Here) | Cardigan : Charity Shop (Similar Here) | *Wedges : Next Old (Similar Here) | *Bag : Brown & Berry | *Watch : Urban Watch   I’m still in love with this denim skirt too, I think I’ll still be wearing it in the winter with chunky knits! Do you have an old favourite you can’t stop wearing?? Don’t forget to nominate me for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards! NOMINATE ME HERE

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Shopping

Forever 21 Favourites

I can never resist a quick shop in Forever 21 whenever I’m in a 1 mile radius of a store, but I never think to shop online. I follow a lot of Americans and Canadians on Instagram and everything they have I want and where does it all come from? Forever 21 of course. Now I don’t know why but for some reason, probably the fact that it’s an american brand, I got it into my head that you had to pay for international shipping if you order online. Why didn’t I just check your thinking? I wonder about that same question myself. It’s the same as any other UK shipping and best of all, they’ve got that aged old favourite offer, spend £50 or over and you get free delivery. So I’m not sure if you’re familiar with forever 21 but it’s pretty much the best store ever, same kind of stuff as H&M and Topshop only with 1000’s to choose from and at a fraction of the price. I was so overwhelmed when I first looked (and so broke) that I only got the denim shirt. It’s pretty perfect to be honest, it’s only £19.00 and it’s really heavy denim so they clearly don’t skimp on quality to get the cheap prices! I did however enjoy putting together a little wishlist which come pay day I’ll be taking through the checkout. Bell Sleeve Slouchy Sweater : £15.00 | Denim Shirt : £19.00 | Striped Trim Ribbed Top : £12.00 | Boxy Utility Jacket : £25.00 | Genuine Suede Button-Front Jacket : £52.00 | Textured Open-Knit Sweater : £14.00 | Cuffed Cap-Sleeve Boxy Top : £10.00 | Buttoned Denim Pencil Skirt : £19.00 | Faux Suede Strappy Flats : £19.00 | Genuine Suede Mini Skirt : £22.00 | Frayed Stripe-Patterned Scarf : £11.00 | Wavy Knit Sweater : £14.00 Do you shop at Forever 21? Am I the only person on earth to have only just discovered it?? If you find any good pieces let me know! Don’t forget to nominate me in the Cosmopolitan blog awards if you haven’t already!! ( and if you want to!) NOMINATE ME HERE

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