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Monday, 11 December 2017

How to Feng Shui your Home

Being a full time blogger like myself, or having any career that allows you to work from home can be great. However it's important to differentiate living and relaxing in your home environment to your office space and work mode living. I've recently been spending some time decluttering and organising in order to achieve the perfect set up. With our bedroom, kitchen and living room now complete my final room to organise is our 'front room'. With a large empty room at the front of the house and great natural lighting it makes the perfect workspace. We're also fortunate enough to have a gorgeous log burner in there which is currently going to waste. Also what better time than during the festive period to have this room complete. So today I am sharing with you a few tips on how I Feng shui my home.



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Shopping


How exciting!!! I was very kindly invited down to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlets for an event they recently held with even more discounts from already heavily discounted items! It's safe to say, I was very much in my element. If you know me, you will know how much of a bargain queen I am! I feel such a sense of achievement when I get a big discount of an item, and boy did I get some great discounts on this trip! Granted, sometimes when you visit designer outlets you can come away with nothing whilst other times, you can come away with lots! I personally don't mind a day trip out browsing with no intention of spending so as to not come away disappointed. This trip however was a very successful one for me so of course I was so excited to share with you all the goodies I picked up!  

Furthermore, a new addition to the centre is the premium parking facility. If you have been before, you will know that competition is stiff when it comes to getting a good parking space. With the addition of Premium Parking, you can now reserve a space in advance of your trip to Cheshire Oaks at a small charge of £5. However not only do you gain a guaranteed space in a great spot near the luxury quarter, you also get a 10% privilege card for the day, valid in most stores across most items! I took advantage of this myself and saved myself even more money from the items I chose. 

I'd also highly recommend a visit if you're after a specific investment piece to add to your wardrobe, for instance a Winter Coat from Reiss, a leather jacket from All Saints, or an understated handbag from Coach. Perhaps you're yet to start your Christmas shopping? Cheshire Oaks is a great place to start to give that special someone in your life a Christmas present they won't forget! For those of you interested in any of the items I picked up, I have linked them all below for you. If you want to see my shopping vlog and haul video over on my Youtube channel, then grab a cuppa because it's a long one! Enjoy! 

Much love 
Freya
x




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WHAT I'M WEARING IN THE VIDEO

Everything 5 Pounds grey high neck ribbed knit - http://bit.ly/2jdLp3K
(*Use code FREYA5 for more discount) 
Ralph Lauren blazer (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omRk
Missguided Jeans - http://shopstyle.it/l/omPi
Primark boots (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omPp
Missguided shearling jacket - http://shopstyle.it/l/omRF
Links of London necklace (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omPB
Moved watch (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omRX
Coach bag (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omPI
Hermes scarf - http://bit.ly/2A1YcOt

Cream high neck ribbed top Everything5pounds (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omRg
Missguided light wash denim high waisted jeans - http://shopstyle.it/l/omRm
Belt H&M years ago! (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omPu
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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Le Creuset Cookbook - http://shopstyle.it/l/omSA
Karl Lagerfeld Luggage Tag - http://shopstyle.it/l/omSF
Ray-Ban all black sunglasses - http://shopstyle.it/l/omTS
Calvin Klein black set (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omT9
Calvin Klein black boxers - http://shopstyle.it/l/omUk
Molton Brown Fine Liquid Handwash - http://shopstyle.it/l/omVt
All Saints sleeveless blouse (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omWj
All Saints grey sweater (similar also love) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omYk
All Saints black Marley coat - http://shopstyle.it/l/omXa
French Connection thick knit ribbed jumper (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omXd
Lindt Advent Calendar - http://shopstyle.it/l/omYW
Rituals Black Oudh Reed Diffuser - http://bit.ly/2A2y0n2
Rituals Verbainer and Petitgrain Reed Diffuser (alternative) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omXv
Rituals Holy Smoke Candle - http://shopstyle.it/l/omZr
Jack Wills Bralette - http://shopstyle.it/l/omXK
Jack Wills grey joggers - http://shopstyle.it/l/omZN
Puma sweater dress (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/omZ1
Zadig & Voltaire fragrance & shower gel gift set - http://shopstyle.it/l/om0b
Smashbox photo finish foundation primer - http://shopstyle.it/l/om0i
Smashbox brown photo angle pure pigment gel eyeliner - http://shopstyle.it/l/om09
Mac brow sculpt brow pencil in Taupe - http://shopstyle.it/l/om1e
Mac brow gel cream in Ash Blonde - http://shopstyle.it/l/om0y
Mac mineralise rich lipstick in Met-a-fabulous - http://shopstyle.it/l/om1k
Mac Lipstick in Whirl - http://shopstyle.it/l/om00
Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo - http://shopstyle.it/l/om2V
Reiss grey coat (new season version) - http://shopstyle.it/l/om3q
Reiss black tie - http://shopstyle.it/l/om3w
Reiss pocket squares - http://shopstyle.it/l/om3B

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DISCLAIMER - In some cases I may have been gifted items or used affiliate links, which may result in me earning a very small percentage commission on a sale used with my link or discount code. This does not affect the price of the item you pay unless it is a specified discount code enabling you to get some money off an item. All opinions are honest and of my own.

*This blog post is sponsored.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Boyfriend does my ASOS shop


Happy Sunday lovely people!

You may or may not have noticed, I've now started uploading just the once each week to my blog now. However, you may also have noticed that I now try and upload not one, not two but three videos a week! As most of you are now following my Youtube page more, I've decided to dedicate more time to that as that's what more of you seem to love! That does not mean of course that I'm giving up on my blog entirely, but just that I'd rather create more quality content sharing video releases and more product review on here. In order to keep the travel blogging, I'll also include more photos from any trips that I go on here on my blog. So although Sundays are now my only fix for you blogger lovers out there, don'y forget to head over to my Youtube and for daily updates, head to my Instagram and Snapchat by searching 'freyafarrington'!

For now, I will leave you with a brand new video over on my Youtube, and it's a 'Boyfriend Does My ASOS Shop' I hope you enjoy!

Much Love
Freya
x

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

ASOS Body With Plunge Neck Long Sleeve And Thong 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4PC
ASOS Jumper With Slash Neck In Boucle Yarn 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SE
Jonathan Aston Black Fishnet Tights S/M - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SI
Stitch & Pieces Cable Pom Beanie in Blush Pink - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4Q8
ASOS Knitted Dress with Turtle Neck in Fluffy Rib 8 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SL
ASOS PETITE Mesh Insert Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SN
ASOS Denim Original High Waisted Skirt in Washed Black and Mid Blue 2 PACK 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SQ
Boohoo Chenille Jumper S/M - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SS
ASOS High Low Hem Cami Mini Dress 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SU
ASOS Vest Body with Square Neck 10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4Rh
Weekday Soft High Neck Jumper S - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4SY
Bershka Quilt Side Stripe Jogger S - http://shopstyle.it/l/m4Rk



Sunday, 29 October 2017

Designer Dupes and Blogger Mail

Good morning on this lovely sunny and spooky Halloween Sunday. I know it's not technically Halloween until Tuesday this year, but let's be honest, without young children in the family, we're the type to celebrate Halloween over the weekend with a tipple or two. And yes, if you follow me on Snapchat or watched my Instagram Stories from last night, it's safe to say there's a few sore heads in our house this morning. But with no plans other than to get food at some point and just chill with a day of The X Factor catch up and Stranger Things binge watching, it's safe to say, today is a good day for me!

In today's video over on my Youtube channel, I'm talking all things designer dupes in my latest Blogger Mail Unboxing Video. In and amongst the beauty and skin care PR packages, I've also been sent a few items from overseas which includes many loosely-named 'dupes'. I say that because it borders on the verge of being outright fakes, which as you know with this country is fairly taboo. Nevertheless, I simply am showing you what I got and where you can find them. Let me know your thoughts on the 'dupes', head over, see what I got and don't forget to Subscribe if you haven't already!

Much love
Freya
x


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Primani and Matthew Allan


Why do we refrain from calling them Primark and Matalan. I'm certainly not ashamed of the amazing bargains you can pick up from budget high street stores. Primark is fast becoming one of my favourites. I do have to admit, I avoid it evenings and weekends and I do have to mentally prepare myself to avoid getting flustered. However when I do go in whilst in the best frame of mind, I do spot some great finds! That's why I love being able to share them with you and today's video over on my Youtube channel is an October 2017 Try on Primark Haul! Let me know your favourite pieces and also if you have any other budget-friendly high street stores that you'd like to see me film haul videos for you on! 

Much love
Freya
x


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Homeware Haul

On elf my favourite types of videos to watch on Youtube at the minute is homeware hauls. I love taking inspiration from what other people buy and adapting style to suit my home. I picked up some great pieces recently that I just had to share with you, so if you want to see what I picked up then click on the image below, grab a cuppa and enjoy! All products links and alternatives are listed below.



PRODUCTS MENTIONED

TK Maxx / Homesense Autumn Homeware - https://www.tkmaxx.com http://www.homesense.com 
Alternatives to:
Halloween Bowl - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8pX
White Skull Money Box - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8pO
Architecture Book - http://amzn.to/2xyMLQF
Black Velvet Hangers - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8qI
ALDI Jo Malone Dupe Candles and Reed Diffusers - http://bit.ly/2hBqV3W
IKEA Bekvam Step Stool - http://bit.ly/2cH6Dlw
Sainsburys Pom Pom Grey Knit Throw - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sb
Grey Cushions (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8qW
Storage Basket (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sf
Wooden Two-Tier Ladder Shelf - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sh


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Brand Focus | Nanoil Hair Oil Review & Demo



Today's blogpost is in collaboration with a video going live on my channel in Friday with a brand called Nanoil. It's been a while since I've done a Brand Focus blogpost and I'd love to get into the habit of doing more so let me know if you like them!

So when I was contacted by this brand to see if I'd like to work with them, having heard of them before but yet to have tried them, I of course said Yes! I'd seen this brand on Instagram several times, but didn't know much about it and hadn't tried it out myself. I've been using the oil after each hair wash for the last couple of weeks and so far so good!

First and foremost, before trying the product, you can take their Hair Porosity Test here to find out which product is best suited to your hair type. There are three types of Nanoil hair oil depending on your results.

LOW Porosity Oil
- for stiff and difficult to style hair
- for hair lacking in volume
- for hair that's smooth but gets greasy quickly
- for hair that's easily weighed down by hair products

MEDIUM Porosity Oil
- for hair that's prone to split ends
- for normal, weak and thinning hair
- for hair devoid of gloss and elasticity
- hair that gets frizzy from humidity

HIGH Porosity Oil
- for severely dry and damaged hair
- for hair that's rough, brittle and easily breaks
- for hair that falls out excessively
- for hair lacking in glossiness and vivid colour


|  M Y  H A I R  T Y P E  |

For comparison, I wanted to briefly talk about my hair type. I have very long naturally fair hair. I've always been naturally blonde however I do treat my hair with a full head of highlights (no bleach!) about 3 times a year. If I'm not careful, my roots can get greasy so I avoid putting any products there other than dry shampoo. The ends can get a little dry but for the length of my hair, it's in pretty good condition. I have always been lucky with the condition of my hair and the time it takes to grow, and I definitely have my Mum's DNA to thank for that! I've never had extensions put into my hair and I get it trimmed each time I have a full head of highlights (so every 4 months or so).

After completing the Hair Porosity Test, my results were that the Medium treatment would be best for my hair type. The Medium Nanoil elixir has a variety of oil included within it to protect, strengthen and restore my hair. The oils included are macadamia oil to restore vitality; organ oil to protect against high temperatures; Marla oil to strengthen the natural protective coating; jojoba oil to regulate sebum secretion; maraca oil to prevent frizz and facilitate combing and finally coconut oil to smooth hair and protect it's ends. The oil has a fairly thick viscosity and isn't as light as my Moroccan oil. However what I really like about the combination of these oils, is that it not only helps me style my hair, but also they protect my hair.

What's your results? You can find out here.


WEBSITE | www.nanoil.us
INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/nanoil.hairoil/
BLOG | https://nanoil.us/blog/
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHzTACXOUs

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Bargain Buys - A £5 Fashion Haul


Hello, good morning or good afternoon, whenever you’re reading this blogpost, thank you for coming over and supporting me! Today I have a haul over on my Youtube channel from a new brand that I have never shopped before. It was also requested by a couple of you so when the brand reached out to me asking to send me £20 worth of items I said yes! Having been so impressed with everything5pounds.com, I went back and spent about £50 of my own money to create this video for you guys! Let me know which is your favourite piece and as always let me know if you’d like to see more haul videos from everything5pounds.com!



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Looking ahead to 2018...




Happy Hump Day! As we start the countdown to the weekend, I've realised how much of a productive week I've had so far. All this autumnal rain and cold winds that keep me cooped up inside not wanting to go out, has actually meant that I've been able to get lots of video planning and prepping in for you. Today's video over on my Youtube channel is a combined homeware and fashion haul with a bit of beauty thrown in there for you too! With a busy weekend scheduled in as I have a bloggers brunch to attend, a birthday celebrations meal for both my brother and my dad, I contemplated vlogging. That and all the Vlogtober videos I've been loving so far this month has given me the vlogger bug and I have been strongly thinking about Vlogmas...

That being said, I do think it's important for quality over quantity when it comes to Youtube and although I've tested the waters with my Ibiza Vlog and Barbados Vlog, the mismatch footage from my Panasonic Lumix G80, drone, GoPro and iPhone 7+ I think can be a little off putting. Therefore I think I have decided that 2018 is the year of vlogging and my Christmas and birthday requests this year have been money contributions toward a Canon GX7 Mark 2! I also have a couple of trips planned in already for 2018 and cannot wait to document my travels and everyday activities with quality footage. I'd love for you to head over to my channel, watch todays haul video to see what I have recently picked up and comment your thoughts on my vlogging ventures proposed for 2018... yay or nay?

Much love
Freya
x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

IN THE STYLE X SARAH ASHCROFT COLLABORATION



Today I have a very exciting video over on my Youtube Channel and its a second instalment of my thoughts on the In The Style collaboration with Sarah Ashcroft. I've also linked below the first video I did which got such great feedback. This time I did find a couple of pieces that I will have to be returning. If you want to see why, then click here and head over to my channel to watch! I'd love to hear your thoughts on which pieces you liked and welcome comments and idea on future hauls you may want to see me film! 

Much love
Freya x

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MY FIRST IN THE STYLE X SARAH ASHCROFT COLLAB - https://youtu.be/hZkSV8hUKio 

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WHAT I'M WEARING

Off-the-shoulder black top (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/iVPn
High waisted ripped jeans - http://shopstyle.it/l/iVOT

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

SARAH ASHCROFT GREY FAUX SUEDE HIGH WAISTED LEGGINGS Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-grey-faux-suede-high-waisted-leggings

SARAH ASHCROFT BLACK CAMO WAISTBAND LEGGINGS Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-black-camo-waistband-leggings

SARAH ASHCROFT BLACK CAMO WAISTBAND CROP TOP Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-black-camo-waistband-crop-top

SARAH ASHCROFT GREY FAUX SUEDE BANDEAU CROP TOP Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-grey-faux-suede-bandeau-crop-top

SARAH ASHCROFT STONE RIBBED RUFFLE LONG SLEEVED BARDOT CROP TOP Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-stone-ribbed-ruffle-long-sleeved-crop-top

LELO NUDE FRILL TOP AND SHORT LOUNGE CO ORD Size 10-12 https://www.inthestyle.com/lelo-nude-frill-top-and-short-co-ord

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE CHECKED OVERSIZED SHIRT Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-checked-oversized-shirt

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE FLARED HIGH WAISTED PAPERBAG TROUSERS Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-flared-high-waisted-paperbag-trousers

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE RIBBED PLUNGE BODYSUIT Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-ribbed-plunge-bodysuit

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Oxygen Facial by Elizabeth Arden


In recent years I have to admit, I have been treated to a variety of facials. I've started realising that I may even prefer it to a full body massage dare I say it! Don't get me wrong, I love going to the salon with Tom and treating ourselves to a couples massage, however as I get older, I think it's important to have a good skincare regime and look after your skin. So when I was very kindly invited down by the Elizabeth Arden team at Boots in the Trafford Centre to try their Oxygen Facial, I gladly accepted. 

The facial which lasted around 15-20 minutes was done on the shop floor. Therefore it's perhaps not quite as relaxing as the facials they offer in their salon in the back room that they share with Clarins. However, it is a fraction of the price. They are currently offering these facials at £15 but not only is it such a low price for a facial, but it's also redeemable on products. So especially if you are an Elizabeth Arden fan and buy their products anyway, or even if you're looking to try a new product, I'd definitely recommend booking a facial in advance and making the most our of the experience. 

So what was included within the red door facial service...

Firstly, I had a light makeup base on so this was cleansed and toned with ceramide-rich products until my makeup was removed. I opted to leave my mascara and brows on but if you want this removed too, they can of course do so. This was followed by a skin test to see where my problem areas lie. In my case, the elasticity was something that was brought up with which I was advised a daily light exfoliation was solve the problem. A nutrient rich oxygen concoction suited specifically to my skin (Brightening) was then blasted onto my face which was very cool, refreshing and soothing. The menu consists of four different oxygen infused treatments: Lifting, Detoxifying, Brightening and Hydrating.
My facial finished with a moisturising and hydrating day cream and eye cream from the luxe Prevage range which felt divine! I do love getting facials, I find them incredibly relaxing and couldn't;t recommend the Elizabeth Arden Oxygen blast one enough. Finally, I was very kindly gifted a few samples to try out myself at home! 



Products used on my skin that are available to purchase here


For more information, all the Facial Services can be found here and the Speed Services here.






Sunday, 24 September 2017

Brand Focus | An Urban Veda Review


I've found myself succumbing to fashion over beauty more so recently. With all the fashion hauls I've been featuring on my Youtube video, I felt it was about time for a little beauty product review. I have to admit, these products were kindly gifted to me however having tried them out for a couple of weeks, so far...so good! I've created a little review and rating system below to go into a bit more depth into what I think of these Urban Veda products. Another thing I love, if like me you hadn't heard of the brand before, they sell discovery sets of each range with smaller sized products for just £19.99. That way you could test out the range before purchasing the full sized items, how cool is that!  And if you're STILL unsure, you can complete a brief questionnaire here to find the perfect range for your skin type. If you have tried any other products from this brand, I'd love to hear your thoughts!





Price | £19.99
Quantity | 50ml
Directions | I have been using this liberally over my face and neck before going to bed and after cleansing and toning my skin. I've been using the Clinique cleansing balm followed by the Urban Veda Hydrating Toner. 
Features & Thoughts | Pore refining, mattifying, for oil prone skin. Having recently discovered Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream and absolutely loving it, it takes a lot to beat it when comparing moisturisers for me now. However that being said, I use this just at night time and although it does feel a little thicker, I guess that's what you want at night. I'd be interested to try out the day cream in comparison...
Overall Rating | 8/10





Price | £12.99
Quantity | 200ml
Directions | I use this product in the shower and focus on the areas with more dryness like knees and elbows. I also like to use it to exfoliate my back and chest where on the odd occasion I may experience a couple of breakouts. I've been noticing a different having been through a bout of not exfoliating for a while. During the colder months when I use more fake tan, exfoliators are a must, but having been on holiday last month, my tan is only now starting to fade. I will see the benefits more when I start to fake tan but I have to say, it smells lovely!
Features & Thoughts | Cleansing, revitalising, rich in antioxidants.
Overall Rating | 8/10






Price | £13.99
Quantity | 150ml
Directions | I have been using this on a cotton pad all over my face and neck after cleansing with my Clinique cleansing balm.
Features & Thoughts | refines pores, pH balanced, for oil-prone skin. I love using this within my new skin routine and it feels light and very refreshing. The witch hazel, wild mint and tea tree make it smell and feel amazing, I really like this product and I think it's good value for money.
Overall Rating | 9/10









Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Missguided Autumn Haul 2017


What's new in at Missguided this month...? I picked out some of my favourite looking pieces to try on in this video and share with you. Unfortunately there was a couple of fails I'm sad to say because I do love Missguided. That being said, I do think that one of the best things about Missguided is the ability to read reviews on the product page. Quite often if I'm unsure on sizing or fit, I'll read what the reviews say. You know they are honest and it's helped me massively in the past when ordering the right size. So here is my honest review on some of the Missguided clothes I bought this month! If you like what you see, I've included all links below shop you can shop shop shop!






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WHAT I'M WEARING

PrettyLittleThing Dorsey Oversized White Shirt - http://shopstyle.it/l/geke
Missguided Black Lace Up High Waited Vice Jeans - http://shopstyle.it/l/hYmw


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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Missguided nude high waisted corset detail shorts Size 10 NOW £6.80 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXLg
Missguided black super high waisted corset detail shorts Size 10 £8.50 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXLe
Missguided tall white ribbed top Size 8 £10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXLD 
Missguided rose gold ruched front cigarette trousers Size 8 £10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXMc
Missguided rose gold ruched sleeve satin blazer Size 8 £14 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXMf
Missguided beige tie waist basic crop knitted jumper Size 8 £20 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXMo
Missguided sinner high waisted ripped skinny jeans Size 8R £30 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXMu
Missguided black bandage minimal bralet Size 10 £20 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXGv
Missguided petite nude paperbag waist tie belt culottes Size 8 £25 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXMC
Missguided pink slinky ribbed leggings Size 8 NOW £10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXML
Missguided pink scoop neck slinky ribbed bralet Size 10 £10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXM2
Missguided grey cropped wide leg culottes Size 8 £22 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXNb
Missguided grey high neck rib sleeveless jumpsuit Size 8 £22 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXNn
Missguided grey Mongolian gilet Size 8 £35 - http://shopstyle.it/l/hXNA

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

£1 Poundland Bargains - Designer Dupes and DIYs

After a successful upload of my last Poundland Haul, I decided it was about time to do another! For today's post, I've wanted to share with you the new bits I purchased from both Poundland and Poundworld. I've also shared with you a few DIY ideas in there too to get your brain creatively thinking! I hope you enjoy and if you have any new suggestions that I could maybe feature in a future Poundland Haul, do let me know!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Lifestyle Update


As you all know, I advertise my blog as a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog however the 'lifestyle' element sometimes gets forgotten. I've recently had a couple of trips abroad as well as attending events and vlogging so seem to be getting into the lifestyle side more and more. In terms of home improvements, DIY and room decor, I've recently filmed a budget £1 Poundland haul with a few hacks. If you're yet to see that video you can click here to watch it. I'm also planning another one very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

In other lifestyle news in Freya's world... myself and Tom have recently been discussing a potential move back to Manchester city centre which yes, means leaving country bumpkin lifestyle behind! However whilst we're both still young and without any commitments, we feel city life should still play a part in our day to day activities with the countryside awaiting us on family visits. After all, we can always move back to the countryside whenever we're ready to settle. So a movies definitely in the pipeline but may be a while off yet. When we get there, you can expect moving vlogs, room tours and lots more exploring posts which is of course ideal for any blogger!

In the meantime, I've been collective a few homeware pieces over the last couple of months or so ready to decorate our next home. I've also been contacted recently to review a few home appliances including microwaves and sound bars. It's therefore safe to say that my tech spec speak has improved and when out shopping now, I find myself gravitating towards the homeware section as opposed to the fashion section which I never saw coming! If you want more information on what products I have been reviewing, you can find out more here and here for the microwaves, and here and here for the sound bars and speakers.

As for everything else in my life right now, I'm glad to say I'm in a very happy place! I'm looking forward to these Autumn months (*ok maybe not the rain) but the cosy fashion, the pumpkin spiced lattes and of course Halloween! I'm also very grateful for the growth my Youtube has been getting since started videos almost 4 months ago now! It's hard work but so rewarding, I love it so much and am glad to say I've finally found what I know I've wanted to do in my life!



| S H O P  T H I S  L O O K |

PrettyLittleThing Black Distressed Denim Jacket £45 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gejL
PrettyLittleThing Striped Casual Trousers £20 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gej1
PrettyLittleThing White Oversized Casual Shirt £18 - http://shopstyle.it/l/geke

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Full Face using NARS Makeup Tutorial



You may or may not know, NARS is my all-time favourite brand of makeup! I love their makeup look principle of all natural tones with one pop of colour, whether that be a bright red lip or a burnt orange smokey eye. My pop of colour in this natural and minimal makeup look is with NARS eyeshadow in Persia. Persia is a deep rusty burnt orange colour that I love! I hope you enjoy and don't forget to tag me in any pictures of your NARS makeup looks!



PRODUCTS USED

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9jY
NARS Skin Optimal Britening Concentrate - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9iM
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville Light 4 - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9iN
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9j6
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9j8
NARS Translucent Crystal Powder - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9ka
Real Techniques Powder Brush - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9kc
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9iV
Benefit Gimme Brow - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9iW
NARS Laguna Powder Bronzer - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9iY
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9ke
NARS Eyeshadow in Persia - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9ox
NARS Unfiltered 1 Face & Cheek Palette - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9oC
Lancome Hypnose Mascara - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9ki
Real Techniques Blusher Brush - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9kj
NARS Blame it on NARS Cheek Palette - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9kk
NARS Sheer Pop Multiple Highlighting Stick in Navagio Beach - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9kG
NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm - http://shopstyle.it/l/g9kI

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A Jo Malone Designer Candle £3.99 Dupe!


You may have heard the most talked about dupe of the moment is the Aldi candles for £3.99 as a dupe for the Jo Malone £40+ candles! I was fortunate enough to come across this dupe myself on a recent trip to Aldi. There were three scents in total, of which each I will go into more information below. If you've tried these candles or know of any great dupes, do let me know! I included these candles in my latest homeware and fashion haul which you can view here!




1 | LIME, BASIL & MANDARIN

This of all the three candles in my opinion is the most similar. I have the Jo Malone Hand soap in this scent and cannot tell the difference!

2 | BLACKBERRY & BAY

I have the Jo Malone cologne in this scent and this is the second closest in similarity. All three candles are great value for money.

3 | POMEGRANATE NOIR

This is my all time favourite scent from Jo Malone. I have a few products in this scent from Jo Malone and therefore feel like there is a slight difference. That being said, it's still a lovely scented candle and I did have to rummage the shelf to find the last one in this scent.



Sunday, 3 September 2017

Cheap China Fashion Haul & Review


Today I have a different haul that I’ve been so excited to film! I love watching these cheap clothing hauls myself as you know how much of a bargain shopper I am! In this video I have combined several items I recently got from a few different cheap online clothing companies based in China. Some of these brands include, SheIn, Rosegal, Romwe, Yoins and Zaful. I'd say shipping time took 15-20 days and I didn't have to pay any import tax no receiving the items. I was very grateful to these companies for allowing me to choose a few pieces from their websites and as always all opinions are my own. There were a few items I'm in love with and those I'm not so keen on. I have included the more summery items in this video and will be filming a separate video in a week or so with all the autumnal pieces. In the meantime however, I hope you like it!



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PRODUCTS MENTIONED
*Sorry if any items have gone up in price or if items have sold out but these sites tend to fluctuate quite a lot! Where appropriate I have left similar alternatives…

Zaful Orange Bikini $12.39 http://bit.ly/2xDv8v6
Romwe White Shorts $10.99 http://bit.ly/2exFRmr
Romwe Crochet Top $5.99 http://bit.ly/2gsbOcx
YOINS White Dress £14.49 http://bit.ly/2esBxkF
YOINS Pink Off the Shoulder Dress £11.26 http://bit.ly/2wwiv4Q
YOINS Cold shoulder Lace Pink Playsuit £17.72 http://bit.ly/2wtgsjT
Rosegal White Bardot Top $10.30 http://bit.ly/2wsaMq8?lkid=189132
Rosegal Black Bikini $13.80 http://bit.ly/2gsiYxD?lkid=189132
YOINS Burnt Orange Playsuit £25.79 http://bit.ly/2esCWaV
Romwe Black & White Bikini $15.99 http://bit.ly/2vzDMxs
Yoins Black Bikini £9.65 http://bit.ly/2esPK0T
Zaful Lace Top $12.68 http://bit.ly/2x0xHul
Romwe Lace Beach dress/top $13.99 http://bit.ly/2gxRH0a
Rosegal White Ribbed Swimsuit $14.95 http://bit.ly/2x0FJ6l?lkid=189132
YOINS Grey Playsuit £14.49 http://bit.ly/2gAkwJp
SheIn Satin Maxi Dress £19.23 http://bit.ly/2vQUcjo
YOINS Suede Cami Top £17.72 http://bit.ly/2gzQtlg
YOINS White Off the Shoulder Crop Top £6.42 http://bit.ly/2xF6s5J
YOINS White Bikini £11.26 http://bit.ly/2xFcMKl
YOINS Strappy Tan Bikini £12.87 http://bit.ly/2x0eadj
YOINS Animal Print & Blue Bikini £11.26 http://bit.ly/2et1qkm

Rosegal - http://www.rosegal.com/?lkid=189132 
Rosegal Discount Code 10-15% off 'RosegalIns'
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Primark Haul September 2017


YAY! Another Big Primark Haul and here I have a few finds from this month. My September Primark Haul is heavily sale based and I found some great bargains that I couldn't wait to share with you! I’ve also picked up a few new in Autumnal pieces which I will include in my next big Primark Haul in a week or two so keep your eyes peeled! Let me know your favourite pieces from this haul and be sure to let me know if you too have filmed any Primark Hauls recently as I LOVE to watch them!

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO! 





Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Four Essential Styles All Students Need


Hey hey, it's that time of the year when a lot of people are getting anxious for their next big university venture! Whether you're headed to a big city or a camper university in the middle of nowhere, I've teamed up with PrettyLittleThing.com to bring you my 4 essential styles that I believe every student will need throughout their time at university. 

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I like to call this look the Hangover look. A casual and comfy yet still stylish outfit will be a regular look. Be prepared for a few mornings with a sore head from the night before and comfort will be your saviour. You can shop this look here:

PLT Black Lace Up Joggers £20 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gejz 
PLT White Lace Up Crop Top £15 - http://shopstyle.it/l/geoK
PLT Black & White Crop Knit Jumper £10 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gejH

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I like to refer to this look as the everyday uni outfit - effortlessly chic all whilst remaining comfortable. Layers are essential with some lecture rooms being warmer than others and of course weather dependant, lots of layers will help. I love these comfortable striped trousers, and paired with a linen shirt you can't go wrong. Throw on a distressed denim jacket and you're good to go! You can shop this look here:

PLT Black Distressed Denim Jacket £45 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gejL
PLT Striped Casual Trousers £20 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gej1
PLT White Oversized Casual Shirt £18 - http://shopstyle.it/l/geke

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I'd say the third look is your game face outfit. There will be occasions when comfort isn't quite appropriate enough. Perhaps you're off to an interview for a part time job to fund your nights out, or maybe you have a big presentation in the morning. Throw on an all black outfit like this and you're sure to impress. You can shop this look here:

PLT Black Roll Neck Bodysuit £12 - http://shopstyle.it/l/geo5
PLT Black Casual Culottes - £15 http://shopstyle.it/l/geko

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Last but not least, you need plenty of 'night on the town' outfits and this LBD is the perfect fit. By opting for a simple black outfit, you can wear this dress over and over and at just £15, it's great value for money. I've teamed it with a faux suede lightweight jacket for when those temperatures drop at night and you can get this look for yourself here:

PLT Black Mini Dress £15 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gekD
PLT Grey Faux Suede Jacket £35 - http://shopstyle.it/l/gej2



Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/Q1XKhq6JBkA 


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Accessorising Your Way To A More Stylish AW17 Wardrobe


Autumn is just around the corner. In just a few weeks time the leaves will begin to turn that gorgeous shade of burnt orange, Starbucks will start stocking their famous pumpkin spiced lattes, and autumn fashion will come into play.


If you are somewhat of a fashionista who always likes to ensure that they stay on trend, then you most probably have a wardrobe packed full of beautiful clothes from the last season or two that you have only worn once or twice. Instead of tossing them out with the rubbish, accessorise them up and transform them into chic AW17 pieces.

The fact is that styles don’t change that much over just a few months, and so it’s easy to bring pieces from the previous season up to date with a couple of well thought out accessories, while still keeping your look modern and minimalist. For a little AW17 stylespiration (do you like what I’ve done there ;), then just read on!


Invest in a red-toned bag

If you know me, you know how much I avoid colours and I naturally opt for neutrals and monochrome all the time. However when it comes to colour, I feel autumn is a great season to break from my comfort zone with earthy tones like olive, khaki, burnt orange and Bordeaux red. For AW17, red is the colour of the season, which means that you must, must, must invest in something red to tie each of your outfits together, and what better accessory than a red bag? Whether it is a handbag, satchel, or clutch, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you get your hands on a stylish red-toned bag. However if a red bag is a little far from your sense of style, then how about a classic pair of red heels then.

Treat yourself to some new pieces of jewellery

To accessorise any look, jewellery is key. Whether that is costume jewellery - aka pieces from the high street - or more minimal pieces with more value and meaning (much more me), it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you have a few pretty pieces to team with different looks to help add that little touch of additional style. If like me, you're not normally a big fan of jewellery, then why not have a piece of custom made jewellery created for you? That way you can ensure that you will like the piece and will want to wear it.

Swap your flats for heels

One simple way to add a little extra style to your look is to swap your flats for heels. Heels elevate a look, both physically and literally. A pair of heels instantly makes an outfit look more stylish and more sophisticated, as well as significantly more on trend. A favourite, and more importantly comfortable transition for me, is with the addition of heeled over the knee suede boots.

Pick out some eye-catching tights

This coming season, tights are big business - they are set to transform from an accessory into a style statement. So if you want to bring your wardrobe up to the next level, investing in a few stylish pairs of tights - ideally, bright coloured and patterned - could be the answer.

Want to accessorise your way to a more stylish wardrobe for AW17? Take note of the inspiration above, and you can add additional style to your wardrobe, allowing you to create a range of on-trend looks this coming season.



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