Perfect summer smock dress for under $40

Hi Cherubs

I'm not really the biggest h&m fan because every time I go in I never find anything, but I always notice some of my favorite bloggers wearing amazing pieces and I'm like hello! Where did you find it though? To be honest this dress in particular was on a mannequin but I still had to hunt around the store to find it. FYI I used to be a visual merchandiser so stores that are hard to navigate annoy me 🙅

Anyway onto the best h&m summer dress find for under $40!

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I went up a couple of sizes in this dress because that was the smallest size they had and I just couldn't leave the store without it. But because its a smock style it works and I actually prefer the longer length on me. Its super flattering as it hides any postpartum problem areas like my stomach and my big boobs, seriously the busy print shrinks my chest area. Its a winner!

Guys have you noticed that I'm getting out of my comfort zone and scouting out locations for my blog shoots? Its something I've battled with for some time and I definitely feel like its held me back in progressing my blog because I struggle with confidence in taking pictures when people are around. I was talking to one of my friends about it who is an amazing influencer and journalist with a big following and she feels the same about it but just gets on with it. So this is me just getting on with it but dying inside shh!

See my previous post here

Dress - h&m
Sandals - Birkenstock

Love Sarah

Lookfantastic beauty box | May 2018 edition

Hi Cherubs 

You know what time it is! Lets have a look into this months edition of the Lookfantastic beauty box. Loving the bright colour of this box, its giving me all the summer vibes and the contents is on point as usual. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me talk through the box on my instastories, make sure you follow me to catch a glimpse into the next box next month.

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THISWORKS - In transit camera closeup | Never tried anything from thisworks before but I desperately want to get my hands on their pillow spray. Anyways... this is a multi use product, a mask, moisturiser and a primer in one which promises to erase signs of fatigue! I have a 6 month old baby so this product is really speaking to me!

Discover THISWORKS here

Avant - RNA Serum | Here we have an anti ageing serum which helps rid skin of brown spots, sagging skin and wrinkles. To use just apply a few drops and press into skin with the palms of your hands after cleansing and wait till the serum is fully absorbed before applying moisturiser. This is another new brand for me, has anyone tried this serum before? I would love to hear your thoughts?

Discover Avant here

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Skinrepublic - Bubble purifying + charcoal sheet mask | Now this sounds interesting! To activate the bubbles you have to rub the sachet and then open it and place on your face for 15 mins. I'm a big fan of charcoal in skincare because its amazing at detoxing your face and leaving you with unclogged pores. Is anyone else addicted to sheet masks or just me?

Discover Skinrepublic here

Sleek Makeup - Face contour kit medium | This is a powder contour kit which I much prefer to the cream versions as I find it easier to work with. The colour looks pretty good at first glance, not too warm and not too grey either.

Discover Sleek makeup here

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Eyeko - Eye do liquid eyeliner | Eyeko do my favorite eyeliners, they're easy to use, great quality and last. So as you can imagine I'm pretty happy about adding this waterproof version to my make up kit. It has a precision tip so even a novice can achieve a flawless cat eye.

Discover Eyeko here

Spotlight - Teeth whitening strips | Totally new to teeth whitening strips but I know a fair few big bloggers swear by them. You get 4 days worth to try out and they suggest leaving the strips on for 1 hour and not eating or drinking dark colored foods for the first few days after using the product. (tea, coffee and wine etc)

Discover Spotlight here

Fancy signing up for your own box? You can do that here

Catch up on last weeks post here

Love Sarah

Polka dot wrap dress

Hi Cherubs!

Happy Wednesday! I finally have some polka dots in my wardrobe and now I'm obsessed. Its a trend that I've loved from the start but still a little late to the party. I actually bought this dress as an option for a recent wedding I attended but I thought it was too casual and a little short for the occasion. Having said that its a perfect summer dress, its a faux wrap which is great because it means no accidental flashing in the summer breeze. What do you think?

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Did I mention that this is on sale? Its $56, its super flattering and I love it!

Dress - ASOS
Shoes - Vince

See previous post here

Love Sarah 

What I wore to a spring wedding in California

Hi Cherubs!

I was hoping to get the post up last week but I have a 5 month old baby who has a very loose nap schedule, so loose in fact that she doesn't seem to nap at all unless I'm pushing her in the stroller for a few hours. Anyway, I went to a wedding. My first and last of this year and my first ever wedding in California. It was a lovely sunny day but it was pretty optimistic of us to think we would be able to have a stress free time with a baby when her bed time was fast approaching. Safe to say it was horrific, I took my screaming teething baby into a quiet room away from all the guests in an effort to sooth her with zero success. So we left the wedding, before the food, before the wine and before the speeches. As soon as we were in the car Mina fell asleep and didn't wake up again till 6:30am the next morning 😂

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I absolutely adore this dress, its very flattering and fits my *ahem* engorged chest in whilst fitting my waist too. Gutted I was only able to wear it for a few hours but its going to be perfect for summer I'm just hoping it still fits me when I stop breastfeeding. 

Shoes - Valentino (old)
Bag - Reiss (old)

Catch up on my previous post here

Love Sarah

Lookfantastic Beauty Box | April 2018 Edition

Hi Cherubs!

Happy Monday! I have the April edition of the monthly beauty box from lookfantastic and oh my it's a bloody good box! There are so many of my favorite brands in this box including some products I've been dying to try out including the infamous GLAMGLOW mud mask. Full run down of products below so keep on reading huns!

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Dr. Botanicals - Vegan Bergamont & Poppy Seed Soap | I am pretty excited about this soap, it smells divine and feels like a super luxe product. I don't think I've ever used a poppy seed exfoliant before so I am pretty intrigued to see how this measures up to my current products. I would love to hear your thoughts on this brand.

Explore Dr. Botanicals here

Nuxe - Crème Fraîche de Beauté | Nuxe is one of my fail safe brands, I just trust the products to be kind on my skin and work. This moisturizes and protects skin for up to 48 hours with its soothing ingredients including Vegetable Milks and Algae Extract. Sounds delicious. Perfect for morning and nighttime skincare routine.

Explore Nuxe here

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Emma Hardie - Moringa Cleansins Balm | I have heard so many good things about this cleansing balm from other beauty bloggers so when I came across this sample in the box I did a little happy dance! Balms are great for melting away make up and hydrating skin. I'm hoping this measures up to my fave balm by Pixi.

Explore Emma Hardie here

Nip + Fab - Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads | I have used these cleansing pads on and off for a few years and I love them, its a product that I will always repurchase because they suit my skin. Apply to cleansed skin to reveal a brighter and tighter complexion and always use an SPF!

Explore Nip + Fab here

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GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment | I have always wanted to try a GLAMGLOW mask, there is such a big hype around this brand but also a big price tag. Again this is why I love beauty boxes because you can try luxe products without investing so if it doesn't suit your skin or you just absolutely dislike the product, no harm done! This mask is great for problem skin and blemishes just apply a thin layer and leave on for 20 mins.

Explore GLAMGLOW here

PÜR - Fully Charged Mascara | Hands up if you are constantly trying out new mascaras in the hopes of finding the one? Me me me! This mini mascara promises to add volume, lift and definition to lashes for a dramatic look. Would love to hear your thoughts on this one and also your favorite mascaras!

Explore Pür here

Catch up on my previous post here

Sign up for your lookfantastic beauty box here

Love Sarah

Topshop asymmetric blouse for Spring

Hi Cherubs!

So I'm pretty sure if you've scrolled through instagram in the past few months you would have seen the Topshop asymmetric blouse which I'm wearing in this post. I'm pretty sure every blogger has one and I'm not gonna lie I was not into it at first, in fact I didn't like it one bit. But the more I saw it the more it grew on me until I had to have it... And now I need it in white too so Topshop please take all of my money 😂

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Santa Clara people, can you guess this location? 

Blouse - Topshop
Culottes - Kit and Ace (old)
Bag - Whistles (old)
Sandals - Vince
Stroller - Uppababy

See my previous post here

Love Sarah

April Showers OOTD

Hi Cherubs!

I think it has been over a month since I last posted on my blog, I decided to take some time off whilst I was back in the UK just so I could spend quality time with my friends and family and not have to stress about uploading. But I'm back! I'm well rested and feeling inspired again.

Since we've had some rain and more forecast for this week here in CA I thought it was about time to style a look around my new rain jacket from Uniqlo, I was all for getting the this jacket in black but I'm glad my husband talked me into the green colour now because I am obsessed! What do you think?

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Top - Whistles (old)
Jeans - Urban Outfitters
Trainers - Nike
Rain Jacket - Uniqlo

Thanks for reading, Catch up on my previous post here

Love Sarah
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