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Fashion Favourite : Missguided X Londunn

Before I start this post can I just clarify that the lightening was just not having it today which resulted in this shoot turning into me just being ridiculous... Okay, lets get on with it.

When Missguided dropped their collection with model Jordan Dunn, I also turned broke. I bought so many items from this collection, I've even already done a post featuring a purple two piece I love.

It's always risky when I buy anything in white, especially tops, because I always end up just either spilling something down myself or getting more foundation on my outfit than on my face. Relatable?

But I just couldn't say no to this long sleeved hoodie. The style of it is so unique with its elongated batwing arms, and mesh detailing which makes is different from any other type of hoodie I own.

 It's not a piece I would wear for an everyday look, but something I could dress up for going out for civilised cocktails and a meal with the girls (which lets be serious, would then turn into a messy night out.)

To do this I've paired it with high waisted black jeans from Stradivarius, black heeled boots from Bershka, and my oversized tote bag from River Island. 

Did you manage to see any of the Misguided X Londunn collaboration?

My Travel Beauty Essentials

As much as I'd love to, every time I go back home to France I can't take my whole beauty collection of haircare and skincare with me (partly because it would be too heavy and partly because I couldn't fit them into my suitcase with the amount of clothes I take), so I've got to carefully select what makes the cut. 

Since I go back every 3 months or so I've found myself always reaching for certain products when packing, and I'd definitely label them as my essentials. 

Zara Oriental Eau Du Toilette

With this fragrance, I think I've found my scent for life. This eu du toilette is so unique that whenever I wear it, I always get complimented. Even Uber drivers have said I smell nice quite a lot, which not going to lie, I find kind of freaky. Not only that, but for a fragrance so cheap, it really does stay on the skin all day. Zara has seriously outdone itself with its fragrances in my opinion. 

One of the best features for me about this fragrance is that it comes in two size, 100ml and 200ml (which can I stress, is only £2 more expensive), which means I can purchase it in a smaller size for when I'm travelling, and also I can fit it in my handbag when I'm out and about and it doesn't weigh a ton. 

 Natural World Brazilian Keratin Treatment Oil

What was I even doing with my hair before I was introduced to this?! Ever since I've been using this product, my hair has improved so much in appearance. Despite being an oil, it does not leave my hair the slightest bit greasy and absorbs into the follicles super fast due to being natural and organic, something I love when it comes to purchasing beauty items. I always use it on my hair straight when I get out of the shower, and also if I appear to have any frizz or fly aways. This product has seriously changed the hair game for me. 

You can find this product in UK stores, but you can also find it on the internet for ridiculously cheap! 

I've only just recently been introduced to this product a couple of months ago after the beauty company Wishtrend kindly sent it to me to try out, but it has 100% already turned into one of my favourite face masks. 

Due to being extremely blessed that I don't have skin which tends to breakout anymore, I don't need to use specially formulated products to help my skin. However, when I go to France I always find that my skin turns more dry and sometimes breaks out (I blame the change in the water balance), so I always go prepared with skincare products I know are going to help my face. I find that less is DEFINITELY key when it comes to skincare for me, so when I do choose to use products on my face, I prefer them to be 100% natural so I know nothing is going to disrupt the pH balance of my skin.

This mask is completely natural containing vitamin C, Niacinamide and Adenosine which are used for hydrating and improving the skins appearance. A tiny bit of this product goes a long way and gives my skin an instant glow once I've washed it off.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Conditioning Spray

If you haven't heard of Aussie haircare then where have you been? two words for if you have curly hair- game changer.

When I go back home I always get my hair cut and I love to wear my hair natural so it really has some time to repair itself. Hence why if you go on my instagram half the time my hair is straight and the other half of the time it's curly. 

Because I've spent the majority of my life straightening my hair, I've completely damaged my natural curls so rather than it being ringlet curls like I used to have, its more of a lose wave which is left permanently dry and damaged. My hair needs a lot of TLC, so along with the keratin oil, I also use this leave in conditioning spray which also helps prevent frizz. Leave in conditioners are a must if you have curly hair as it's harder for the natural oils your hair produces to reach the ends. You can never use too much of this product too, which is a bonus!

What are your travel beauty essentials? I'd love to try out some new ones!

Finds This Season : Bershka

This week I went shopping and did some extreme damage to my bank account (don't get me wrong, I was spending money I don't have, and now I have to be the typical rock bottom student and live off pasta... maybe Heinz spaghetti hoops if I'm feeling boujee).

I got two items from Bershka that I wouldn't normally go for, so I thought I'd do a post on my brand finds.

Top - Bershka (duh)
Jumpsuit - Bershka
Shoes - Bershka
Slightly Bersha obsessed if i do say so myself...

The first item I got I wouldn't normally go for because of the colour, but it was one of the first things that caught my eye. I've been seeing this trend of the two hanging pieces on the side EVERYWHERE, and I"m not going to lie, I love it. It kind of reminds me of the strange viral fashion trend of turning an idea bag handle into forms of accessories, and if it has actually been inspired by that, I approve. 

Cap - H&M
Top - Bershka (Duh...again)
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Bershka

When I first saw the fluffy top style, I hated it. I thought that it would just one of those that appeared comfy but in reality just left you itching 24/7 while every single piece of fluff you come into contact with would be stuck on you for the rest of the day. 

I don't know if it was because I was in a state of "I'm having one of those days where I'm going to buy absolutely everything and give zero fucks" but like always, I changed my mind and ended up buying it. 

I love being indecisive.

This top is the COMFIEST, SOFTEST thing I have ever purchased. Bit of an over exaggeration? Maybe. But it is extremely soft.

After about 10 minutes of deciding if I wanted to purchase it in red or black, I settled for black because I would be able to pair it with more things. That, and the fact that the majority of my wardrobe is black. In order to dress it to suit my athleisure style, because I don't think most people associate fury with sporty... I paired it with my cap and my striped trousers from Zara. 

What do you think about Bershka as a brand?

If you like my style, you can also find out where I get my outfits from on my 21Buttons account. User: Clxelouise
Shameless self promo ;)

Why It's Okay To Not Know What To Do With Your Life

If you asked 5 year old me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said a teacher.
If you asked 10 year old me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said a dancer.
If you asked 15 year old me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said a fashion buyer.
If you asked 20 year old me what I want to be when I grow up, I wouldn't have an answer.

For ages I beat myself up about not knowing where I want to go with my future. To me it seemed like everyone else had it all planned out - they knew what university course they wanted to do, they knew what career path they wanted to take, they knew all the right steps to make. Then there was little old me, just plodding along. 

Truth is, nobody really knows what the hell they're doing or where they want to go, especially at my age. Around your 18-20's you're pressured with so much;

Are you going to go to university?
If not, what job are you going to get?
What career path are you going to take?
Do you know how to get there?
How are you getting money to support yourself?
What are you going to do after you graduate?

Sometimes it all gets a bit too much. For all of our lives up until now we have been used to education, regime, deadlines and authority, and now we're faced with this whole load of freedom and the majority of us don't know what to do with it. 


But you've got to realise life is not a race and there's not one set of rules.

Some people will have two kids, some people will have 3.
Some people know what they want to do at 15, some won't realise until they're 40.
Some people will get married at 20, some won't ever get married.

Don't judge how well your life is going compared to other people. We all live life at different paces, which makes it so unique. We're not at school anymore, you don't have anyone telling you what to do and when to do it. Take as much time as you need to figure out whatever it is you need to figure out.

Do what makes you happy because the more happiness you bring into your life, the more content you will be with where you are.

Don't have the mindset of, "Oh all my friends have boyfriends, I need to look for one", or "I want X amount of kids by the age of 30!" The best things in life happen unexpectedly and when you're not looking for them. 

Always be content with who you are and what you are doing. It will all work out in the end.

Cloe xox

Jacket - The Couture Club
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Bershka
Bag - River Island

New Beauty Buy : Kiko Into The Night Mascara

For me, Kiko is my go-to destinaton when it comes to makeup for the eyes. I have countless mascaras, eyeshadows and eyeliners from the brand, and they never disappoint. This Christmas I was gifted this Into The Night mascara by Kiko from my Mum who lives in France, and I'd never seen this product in a UK store before (and trust me, I shop in there A LOT). Therefore, I thought I'd do a little review on it!

Can we please all just appreciate the packaging of this product though?! Usually Kiko products are packaged in a sleek black box, however this mascara is right out there with its illustration and raised design. Obviously, from first glance, you can tell this mascara is going to be extremely different to their normal range.

I quickly realised that this mascara was created in collaboration with Au Jour Le Jour, a French designer brand, hence why the product  was available in France and not the UK. 

Being marketed as a volume effect mascara, it seriously doesn't disappoint! The wand isn't too large to the point that I end up with half of the mascara on my eyelids opposed to my eyelashes, which is normally the case with these types of mascaras.

The photo of me above (Hiya) was taken after just one application of the mascara... yes, one. Not only did it provide an easy, non clumpy application, it also added length to my lashes which are quite damaged due to my constant use of strip lashes.

Could this be my new favourite mascara from Kiko? It's definitely a contender!

What's your favourite brand of mascara?

Cloe xox

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