Halloween Gift Guide

Trick or Treat

Hello Lovelies

Welcome to my Halloween post!


First of all, I would just like to say thankyou for all the support for the new post idea, it has been really popular and has been sitting high on my “Top post and pages” column in my side bar, since I wrote it two days ago. When I write a post I never know how popular it is going to be, it’s just guess work really, so when I wrote that life lesson post I honestly thought that it would not be that popular, because personal posts don’t really do that well on here normally, but you all proved me wrong and I am so glad because I really enjoyed writing it and putting it together. Also by you all loving it I am able to write more of them, in fact, I have already got one up my sleeve for in a few weeks time.


After seeing many Youtube videos and looking at lot’s of blog posts, all inspired by something halloween, I thought I needed to jump on the band wagon and write one my self.But the one trouble that I had was, that I had absolutely no idea what to do!!! So I took my self to the good old internet for some inspiration. After reading a post on IFB (Independent fashion Bloggers) I saw this idea and it just stood out to me. It just seemed the right type of post to do because gift guide’s are always popular on here and also i love shopping around for little gifts for people, so it fit perfectly, not just for me but for all you too.


At halloween everyone wants to have some ghostly fun! Whether that’s going on a ghost walk, having a halloween party or going to some kind of fright fest. Halloween is a time of heart stopping fright but unbelieveable fun, I guess that’s why we all love it soo much. But over the year’s especially in the U.K halloween celebrations have changed, most of us have said goodbye to trick and treating for something bigger and better like special fright nights or ghostly walks. But one thing that we still all want is sweets, chocolate and anything sweet.


Images sourced from We Heart It.


So keeping in mind the new british ways of celebrating halloween, I have come up with a gift’ guide to complement that. All the gift’s  range from £1- £10, so perfect for any halloween celebration and especially good for a small token at a halloween party for people to take home. They are a range of different things to compliment everyone’s needs and desires for a halloween goodie.


1. Natalie Chocolates Mixed Bag of Praline Pumpkin Chocolates £5.00- John Lewis

2. Screme Egg Mini’s Bag £1.95- cadburygiftdirect.co.uk

3. Pumpkin Bubble Bar £2.75 each – LUSH Cosmetics

4. Tombstone Cookie and Pen £7.95 – Harrods

5. Witches Brew £6.75 – Yankee Candle

6.Cupcake and Pick Kit £6.00 – John Lewis

7. Pelican Bay Make Your Own Caramel Apple Set £6.50 – John Lewis

8. Pumpkin Treat Bag, Orange £4.50 – John Lewis

I hope you like this post and feel inspired to buy some little halloween goodies.


Love You All


This Season’s Colours

Which colour will you be wearing this season?

Hello Lovelies


This season I feel like there’s so many colours and styles around that I am not really sure what I want to go for. Winter is one of my favourite times of the year because  I just love winter fashion, but I always find it hard to find my own indivual winter style. I am bad winter fashion wise and I am often a victim of leggings and uggs. But this year I want to really step out of that box and find a style for this winter which I will truly love and will be really excited to wear every time I go to get dressed.


At this time of the year I always end up with my winter wardrobe being a little lacking. I am often needing something new to add to my wardrobe and that is normally trousers and jackets. I dont know why but I never seem to be able to find a nice pair of trousers I realy like and often never find a few jackets that I like too. But hopefully this year I will be able to truly find these things my wardrobe is dying for. I am going to London on a trip next week and I just love the clothes shops there, they just seem to be so much better and have made so much more effort there compared to here in central england. They often have better window displays, range of stock and the shop is set out better, I don’t why anything or things are like this in London but they are, so if you can’t find it her ethen to london I go!!


When I have just been mainly browsing in the shops I have been looking in them and they all seem to have their own style for this winter going on. I suppose that is what inspired me to write this post and to inform you what this season’s colours really are, the base of your winter fashion knowledge and then you can build your style around that really.


This year the colours are going all pink, purple, red and dark blue on us. They seem to go from the lighest shaed of our true girly colour to the darkest of the true manly colour. So can we really pull that extremity off??


Petal Pink

This is a really light pink that would also be called or known as a Baby pink. It is a sweet and girly touch to this seasons harder colours, you need a piece of this!


Skirt- http://www.riverisland.com/women/skirts/skater-skirts/Light-pink-structured-skater-skirt-645486


Jumper- http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&langId=-1&storeId=12556&catalogId=33057&parent_categoryId=208491&categoryId



Socks- http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&langId=-1&storeId=12556&catalogId=33057&parent_categoryId=208491&categoryId



Strawberry Milkshake

The classic strawberry milkshake colour that will make any outfit pop and any boy blush. This is the ultimate girly colour and a must have this season in your wardrobe, treat yourself!


Shirt- http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&langId=-1&storeId=12556&catalogId=33057&parent_categoryId=203984&



Trousers- http://www.riverisland.com/women/sale/jeans/Pink-tube-pants-635620




Red-Velvet Crumbs

This luxurious rich, dark purple is the most gorgeous colour you will have in your wardrobe this season. With a few other jewel tones and a bit od sparkle you will be un-stoppable in this amaizng colour.


Shoes- http://www.riverisland.com/women/sale/shoes–boots/Purple-jewel-front-sandals-638041


Shorts- http://www.riverisland.com/women/sale/shorts/Dark-purple-coated-high-waisted-shorts-643553


Hat- http://www.hm.com/gb/product/15689?article=15689-A#cm_vc=SIMILAR_TO_PD


Stormy Sky

This lighter purple is slightly more playful and will be more suitable for day wear. This and red-velvet crumbs will go lovely togther, a few shades of purple together look great.


Flower Crown- http://www.asos.com/Rock-N-Rose/Rock-N-Rose-Ophelia-Pale-Purple-Oversize-Crown/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3130851&SearchQuery=purple&Rf-700=1000&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Palepurple


Shoes- http://www.riverisland.com/women/shoes–boots/heels/Purple-pointed-court-shoes-641947


Skirt- http://www.riverisland.com/women/sale/skirts/Purple-double-layered-pencil-skirt-643683


These are just four of this season’s colours. These will be a great addition to your wardrobe and something that will hopefully inspire you to start creating your winter look, complelty unique to you. This will be the first of two posts, so look out for the second one!!


Love you lots


What I got for my birthday

My new little babies

Hello Lovelies


Welcome to the my fith birthday post!!


I know I have been a really bad blogger and not posted for such a long time!! But I am back now and hopefully back for good. School has just been so demanding the last few weeks and with having my birthday and all the celebrations, I have just had no time at the minute!! Anyway I hope you like this post and whne I told my best friend I was going to do it. she said “yes yes, I love those posts” so I hope you all love it too and if Caitlins reading this now, this is for you!


This year I never really asked for anything particular. I suppose I just indicated a few things I like and people just went alog with that and the fact I love fashion. The only thing I really asked for was vouchers, any type of voucher so I could go out and buy some new clothes and add to my collection of fashion and beauty bits. As I said this I honestly thought that I would have sooo many vouchers but luckily I did’nt have as many as I thought  but I did end up with loads of swets and chocolate!!!


My birthday was last Tuesday and a few days before usually you get a few cards through the post and then open them on the day but I only had one, I felt a bit unloved, but over the week I got cards from friends and family and in the end I had a lot and everyone gave me really nice cards and some had really thought about passion in life, shopping and fashion. One card my aunty bought me even had “passion for fashion” written on it. I must amit all my friends and family do know we really welll and all did an amazing job with my presents.


So instead of me carrying on I will show you what I actually got and then I have a little explaning session!












I just love all my pressie’s so much. They are all sooo nice and everyone knows me so well to buy we all these lovely things.


AS you can see I had a lot of sweets and chocolate which I have not even started on and some I have not even put in thsi post. There is just tooo much to all put in but I love every single thing. I also can not wait to go out and shop with my money and my giftcards, esecially the mac one as I just love mac.


I hope you like it!

Love Rachelx

Birthday Hair and Beauty Inspiration

?Inspiration is Key?

Hello Lovelies


Welcome to my fourth birthday post. I just wanted to thank you all for being so loyal and coming back after me not posting for about 4 days. I had amazing ratings yesterday and after that I felt really motivated to write more. You all are the best and I could never do this without you all.


Thinking about the fashion post yesterday, I mentioned a few things about your hair and beauty. This got me thinking about hair and beauty and the fact that I very often lack inspiration. I find that I just do the same looks because I feel confortable with them and know how long they take. But sometimes I think you need to take the risk and step out of your box. The main problem I always have with this though is lacking inspiartion. I know that I want to try a new nail art or a hair style, but I don’t know what. So I decided that this post would be an inpiring post!


I want to get your creative juices flowing with some gorgeous pictures from my loyal friend Pinterest. Whenever I feel really lacking in inspration I always hve a quick look on there and my mind is racing with ideas. I do realise though that some people are not good at loking at a picture and creating on yourself as I am. I know taht some people find it hard, so I have included some easier looks as well, but not just so they are simple to re-create but so you look natural, as you never want to look really fake. That’s just not in anymore. natural is all the way, you may have make-up on and spend ages doing your hair but it should look effortless and natural.



I just find it so inspiring to see pictures and think “aww that’s really nice” or “I would love my hair to look like that”. I also love to experiment with my makeup and hair, I just find it fun but you need time. This is why I put on my last post that if you want to try something new, try it out before. I know it’s tedious but it will be benifical in the future, hopefully you will thank me!!


Also, ,aybe this is just me, but I like to impress my friends and look good. When you havent seen some of them for a while and then you look awful, i would comment on it, I’m ust that type of person that kind of notices everything. So I always try to make sure I look my best and not awful and I have not make-up, hair, fashion diasters.





I hope you find inspiration from all of this and look fabuloys and your birthday bashes.


Love you all


The Over-sized Coat

The perfect cover-up for this season

Hello Lovelies


I just thought I would say thank you to you all for the great support for the “Key Staple Items” post. I know that I had not posted for quite a while and I was unsure whether people would come back! But you all did, that’s why I really love you all. I could never do this without you.


Also another month has gone by!! WOW, where did September go! I remember back when I was writing the Crazy sweat post, I a posted a few pics about September and what I hoped would be of September and now it’s gone for 2013. But my favourite time of the year is here because it’s my birthday month. I just love the wintery feel of October and that I get presents, get to spend time with family, have lots of meals out and spend time with my friends. Also I get to buy lots of nice things with my birthday money and vouchers! 


Talking about my birthday, it’s exactly a week today!!!! Soooo excited right now!! Also I just had a brain wave ( which I don’t often have) that I may do a post about myself and do like the 25 facts about me tag and a some info about my star sign and a little life update in general. Please let me know whether you would like to see this post.


After mentioning the oversized coat on my last post, I thought I would do a complete post on it. The over-sized coat is just so key this season and is the best thing for layering, as a coat goes with most outfits and then you can wear a shirt, jumper, cardy and a coat. Great layering. This is why I think the over-sized coat is key. This year the coat is more than just something to keep you warm, it’s a fashion accessory. You could wear jeans and a white tee but a statement over-sized coat and you have an amazing outfit.


I think a coat is a real symbol of winter. When you see someone in a coat you know that it’s getting chilly and that winter and cold weather is coming. Also when you have a coat you really love you want to wear it and this was the case for me and now the weather is here I just love wearing it!!


Pictures from We Heart It <3


So as we all now know the oversized coat is a staple piece and something you need. So I have looked through the internet and found some that you will all hopefully like. I have chose a few low key ones and then a few statement ones, because I know you love a bit of variety. But I think it’s important to always use high-street shops because then you can all affor the things!!








I hope you find inspiration for your own over-sized coat and happy october. I hope everyone has a great octiber and that good things happen in your life. Also You better have one of the style coats in your wardrobe soon as I will be checking:)


Love you all