Grey Mohair

 H&M Mohair Jumper (Similar)

Last Friday we went to London so I could do the Life in the UK test, which I passed! I was a bit nervous about it but it wasn't hard. I need the pass certificate for my visa application, which I've been filling out this week. 

When I came out of my test Dot met me with a little card ♥ then we went to Westfield in Stratford where he spoiled me and got me a couple of things for passing my test haha.



Spring Dresses at Zaful

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While we are in the middle of winter we daydream about warmer, sunny spring days - wearing less layers, lighter colours and accessorising with sunglasses, straw hats, basket bags and sandals... But while we wait for the better weather we can start planning our outfits in advance. Here are some of my favourite Zaful dresses which will be perfect for spring:

Spring Dresses at Zaful

The button up dress on the left is ideal for spring with its cute rabbit in a red bow all-over print. The white base colour means you will keep cool under sunny days, while the collar makes it look a bit smarter. The rounded hem line adds interest and the addition of the drawstring makes sure your waist is accentuated. Click for more dresses. 

The dress in the middle is a bit more daring, as it is a slip dress with barely there straps. The giant floral print makes it more spring friendly, while the black background gives it a grunge touch. Here, the velvet fabric and lace trim gives it a hint of sexiness without trying too hard. You could wear this dress on its own on a really warm day, or layer up with a short sleeve white t-shirt underneath if it's a bit fresh, but if it is really chilly, you could even wear a fine knit jumper under it and still look amazing.

On the right is another lovely shirt dress, with enough different details from the first one to make you want it as well. For starters, this one is in an all-white fabric, secondly, it has a frilly collar that stands up and frames your face, and third, the texture of the fabric is so feminine and pretty. This dress features long sleeves, so it will come in handy for those unpredictable first few days of spring. More cute shirt dresses. 

Visit the Zaful blog for more inspiration.



Favourite Winter Perfumes

Favourite Winter Perfumes

Favourite Winter Perfumes

Fragrance is the invisible finishing touch of any outfit, it can change your mood and even make you feel more confidence just by spraying on some perfume before you go out the door, which is why, in my opinion, it is an important accessory and should be chosen carefully. 

My top 3 Autumn-Winter perfumes are: 

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir: This is actually my second bottle. It has notes of black cherry, rose, licorice and black tea. This mysterious scent is sweet but also a bit fruity and slightly floral, almost like candy. I think it's a great choice for Autumn as it's not too heavy. 

Paco Rabanne Olympea: This perfume has green mandarin, ginger lily, hydroponic jasmine, salty vanilla, cashmere wood and ambergris. It's also sweet but probably the least of all 3, as it is balanced by the salty touch in the vanilla note. To me it smells of salted caramel, the only thing I don't love about it is the musky base note. 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium: This fragrance has notes of black coffee, white florals and vanilla. It smells very sweet (maybe be too sweet for some) and addictive, reminds me of dark chocolate or a sweet and creamy mocha - and it's so long lasting, probably my favourite out of the 3.

Have you tried any of these fragrances?



Pusheen Collection

Pusheen Stationery

Pusheen Stationery

I would say I'm more of a dog person, but there are a couple of cats that I really like: Hello Kitty and Pusheen (I've known about the latter for a few years and wasn't crazy about it, started seeing it everywhere for so long that it started appealing to me and now I can't resist the cuteness).

Got a couple of items now, including some stationery, of course: 2 notebooks that I got this Christmas, some sticky notes I got last year from Boots and a pack of Pusheen socks, also purchased last year, from Primark.

Do you own any Pusheen items?



Gamiss Valentines Day Promotion

This post is in collaboration with Gamiss.

Good day babes! February is almost here and what does it mean?  14TH is Valentine’s Day!!! Yessss! I really love all Valentine decoration in shops and every place, restaurants and pubs, also turn extremely beautiful. One of the most asked questions for this special date is what are you going to wear. Don’t worry, you could find in this article a guidebook to a trendy and fashion Valentine’s Day based on Gamiss valentines day 2018 incredible promotions, that you can find  here:  https://www.gamiss.com/promotion-valentine-sale-special-68/?lkid=12615748 . This guide is going to be focused on three different Valentine’s plans so you can find the perfect look for every occasion:

1. Special collocation date:  
There’s a theory that wearing these colors, most especially black  and red, makes one looks more sexually attractive. Men and women in red or near red and black are perceived by women as having higher status than men who aren't wearing or near red. You are going to have a very romantic date with your boyfriend. I suggest you wear a piece of item that is in or have the color black This color isn’t only flattering on any skin tone but also symbolizes confidence. With this black Line Scoop Neck Dress: https://www.gamiss.com/casual-dresses-342/product913881/?lkid=12615748  with a red Small Square Bag Mini Chain Bag: https://www.gamiss.com/crossbody-bags-11167/product1391282/?lkid=12615748
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2. Sisters and Valentines: 
Valentine’s day is the perfect day to meet your sister and go to lunch with a two pieces outfit, one for you, Floral Off The Shoulder Top and Mini Skirt : https://www.gamiss.com/two-piece-dresses-11483/product694051/?lkid=12615748  and another for your sister, Floral Print Two Piece Shorts Set: https://www.gamiss.com/shorts-11150/product1454968/?lkid=12615748

3.  Single special party: 
And to end this guide, a good option is to go out with your friends!!! If you’re single or in a budding relationship or in a relationship that has just started and/or if wearing red or Black on Valentine’s Day is just too much for you, the next best option is wearing pink or any piece of clothing with a touch of pink. Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman's cheeks.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Enjoy it!


Rosegal Valentine's Day Gifts 2018

This post is in collaboration with Rosegal. 

It’s soon Valentine’s day, and it’s a special day for many. Some of you might go for a romantic date or spend time with your boyfriend or girlfriend. But there are many people who are not going on a date or have a boyfriend or girlfriend, who must find other ways to spend the day. For instance, the girls can arrange a sleepover party while the guys can arrange a bachelor party. But whatever you plan on Valentine’s day. There might be some of you who don’t know what to wear on that day. To help you along the way, we decided to write a Valentine’s Day outfit guidebook, where you can get inspiration and advice on what you can wear on that day. We decided to divide it into three parts: 1. outfit for dating for boyfriends, 2. Sisters installed outfits, 3. Outfit for bachelor party. We hope that this Valentine’s Day guidebook is helpful, and we wish everyone to have wonderful and great Valentine’s day filled with love and happiness. 

1.Outfits for dating for boyfriends
We picked out these dresses which you can wear for a date. They are very romantic. It’s important to wear a dress which is comfortable and which you feel confident in. We think that colors like Red or Black are perfect colors to wear for Valentine’s day. Red is associated with romance while black is associated with something mysterious. For accessories you can for instance wear earrings and necklaces with pearls or diamond details. Just dress to impress, keep it simple with not too many details and let your personality shine through.
Outfit 1:

 2. Sister installed outfits:
We picked out these sister installed outfits. If you don’t have a boyfriend, not found a date and all your friends are other plans. If you are lucky to have a sister, who doesn’t have plans on that day. You can make plans together! For instance, go shopping together, making cupcakes, watch a movie or go to a party. It would be a lot of fun if you wore matching dresses in different colors.

3. Outfits for bachelor party:
We picked out these outfits to wear for a bachelor party. It’s supposed to be a fun occasion, and a great opportunity to dress up a little. At this party, there are single men and women. This is a good opportunity for you who are still single. So you have to dress yourself. Make yourself look more attractive. A great suit would go well.
Outfit 3:

Get Your Valentine's Day Game Strong With Rosegal

This post is in collaboration with Rosegal.

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and many of you have probably made plans for the special day. Some of you are spending time with your boyfriend/girlfriend, while some of you are going on a romantic date. There are many things you can do for those of you who don’t have a boyfriend/girlfriend or not going on a date. You can for instance have a Valentine’s party or spend time with your friends and family. But whatever you choose to do, a Valentine’s Day gift will always brighten up the day. Rosegal is currently having a valentine’s day gifts 2018 collection where you can find the best valentine’s day gifts. We also have Rosegal Valentine’s Day promotion promotions. If you are interested, you can find more information in these links: https://www.rosegal.com/promotion-Valentines-day-special-65.html?lkid=12630842 . Find the best valentines gifts for him and her at Rosegal, and save up to 60% off, check out cheap ties, shirts and pants for men, necklaces, babydolls and scarves and https://www.rosegal.com/?lkid=12630842 . You can get 10 % off by using the coupon code: RosegalChen. We at Rosegal wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, filled with much love and happiness.


Valentine's Day Guidebook

This post is in collaboration with Zaful.
We know, that you might be a little bit nervous to go for a date on a Valentine's day. What are the expectations of your girlfriend, how will she feel when she sees you. First of all, you need to feel good in your shoes. Not literally, but you need to be confident and proud, to take her on a date. Make sure, you also pick a right outfit. Be careful,  to choose clothes, that will make HER look like a queen. Go with something casual and strong. Hide your insecurities with some hoodies or go for a shirt, that will bold out your perfect body. Also, don't forget for  a right perfume! With some accesories, like a artificial leather braid bracelet, you will show her your masculinity and also your pretty side.

Outfit pick:
No date for a Valentine's day? No problem. If you have a sister, that you love, you could invite her to dinner, as well! Make sure, that your outfits are on point – you could always meet the love of your life, even when you are not expecting it. And how cute it is, to see too girls in a match outfit? Scroll over Zaful and look for pieces, that come in a different colors. Ask your sister what color is her favorite and make her a surprise – order two clothing pieces in a different colors, but same model. When you get your order, buy a box, write a cute little letter and put it in a box. It should say: Sister, let's have some fun in our match outfits, and go for a Valentine's dinner! You never know who you are going to meet there. Nice and beautiful surprise.
Outfit pick:

A bachelor party is a party held by a man, shortly before he enters the marriage. Make sure, you make a good plan, what should all your men look like – are you in for something more casual? We think, that we all agree that you should feel good, so you could choose some fine clothing at our site. If you will go out, have a drink and party a little, it's also a great idea, that every of your bachelors has the same piece of clothing or accesories, so you don't lose yourself. With that, it can show that you belong to the same group,to the same party. Or colors what you can choose on your behalf. Like red.

Outfit pick:

Valentine's Day 2018 On Zaful

Have you done all the shopping related to ongoing holidays? You might have thought that the shopping is done, but Valentines day is knocking at the door and Zaful: https://www.zaful.com/?lkid=12615745has prepared some really interesting offers for you!
That 14th of February is getting closer and you might want to think in advance what would you like to buy for your Valentine or eventually to treat yourself! During this Zaful Valentine’s Day Promotion: https://www.zaful.com/m-promotion-active-valentines-sale.html?lkid=12615745 there are some great offers when it comes to choosing you Zaful valentines day sale 2018: https://www.zaful.com/?lkid=12615745.  
If you haven’t shopped on our website before, now is the right time! We offer a variety of items which will make you enjoy shopping your gifts for Valentine’s day. You have so many choices - from women’s and men’s clothing to home decor. Be sure that Zaful is offering the best Valentine’s Day gift you will ever find! Finding the right gift has never been easier, it is only few clicks away from you!
You thought that’s it? But, wait! Some discounts are waiting for you! You have the opportunity to get 10% off by using coupon ZafullChen! And there will be more discounts on our website just waiting for you to grab them! Go ahead and see for yourself what has Zaful prepared for you because you definitely won’t be disappointed. Zaful team wishes you happy Valentine’s day and pleasant shopping!
This post is in collaboration with Zaful.


Sukin Rose Hip Oil

Sukin Rose Hip Oil

I've spoken about the Sukin Rose Hip Oil in my Winter Beauty Essentials post, but this stuff is just too good not to dedicate it a post on it's own.

I have been using this oil for a few months now, and I love that it is not greasy at all but at the same time it's very moisturising. I have generally oily skin and this oil makes it less oily, doesn't make me break out and makes my skin look plumper and feel softer. 

As it has a 44.1% Linoleic Acid vs 13.9% Oleic Acid content, it's great for people with oily and acne prone skin. This particular brand is certified organic and preservative free, great if you are concerned about the provenance of your beauty products. 

At night I apply 2 drops (sometimes 3 if my skin is feeling a bit tight or dry after a face mask or peel) after spraying on some rose water to my face, which helps it absorb more easily, then apply my serum and night cream on top. I might use 1 drop during the day occasionally to add extra hydration. 

If you are looking for an extra moisture boost in your skincare routine that doesn't feel heavy on the skin, then I would definitely recommend the Sukin Rose Hip Oil.

Have you tried it?



Photowall Custom Canvas

Photowall Canvas

Last month I was contacted by the lovely people at Photowall to offer me a free product. Photowall is a Swedish brand that specialises in wall murals and canvas prints. They have a big selection of designs which you can use, or you can upload your own picture.

I uploaded my own picture, which is from our wedding day. I chose the smallest possible size of canvas for my picture (40 x 50 cm) as I didn't want a giant canvas that I wouldn't be able to find a space for, but the sizes range from 40 x 40 cm to 150 x 150 cm. You can order the canvas only or with a wooden frame (that you put together yourself) to hold your canvas. 

The wooden frame was easy to assemble following the instructions included in the package and the delivery was quite fast, considering it comes all the way from Sweden! The canvas is really good quality and would make a nice gift for a friend or family member.

Photowall was also generous enough to provide me with a 20% discount code for my readers: IHINCampaign2018. The code is available for 30 days only and it is live until the 15th of February.

Have you ordered something from Photowall?



A New Start

Succulent plant

Hello! Hope you had an amazing start of the year. I will try and make this year better after a bit of a meh one last year. I started by decluttering a bit (I'm far from done) but yeah I just want to have a tidy, calm environment that will help me have more peace of mind and be more creative.

Having a lot of stuff lying around (or in general) can be quite stressful as there are more things you are responsible for cleaning, washing, putting away, etc. Plus a clean, tidy space makes you feel more relaxed and you'll be able to focus your energy on things that matter and what you actually want to do, instead of constantly thinking about all of the cluttering material things, which can be very draining.

What about you? How has your year been so far?