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OOTD: Casual Style

I took these photos the other day in London. The weather was nice and I was in the mood for some outfit photos. I am loving the casual style look this summer. I find it dead comfy and so easy to style. It literally takes me minutes to put an outfit together, and as a busy mum of 2, every minute counts.

 

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I need my outfits to be totally comfortable, but yet very stylish! The kids are on summer holidays for the next few weeks, so that means we are super busy, trying to make the most of what we have left of summer (weather permitting), and juggling all sorts. Life is incredibly busy at the moment, but I won’t have it any other way.

 

How to Rock the Casual Style Look

Here are 2 style tips I stick to –

 

Focus on the Accessories

Keep everything else cool, and focus on the accessories. In my case, I am drawing all the attention to my sandals and my sunnies and it works. For you to get the Casual Style look right, your accessories have to do the talking. So scarves, sunnies, hats, footwear, bags, should be the focus, and not the actual outfit. And not all at once. I see some people rocking their accessories collection all in 1 outfit. That is not a good look.

 

 

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Stick to a maximum of 2 colours

For you to get the casual styling look right, you should stick to a maximum of 2 clothes (not counting black or white). Anything more would be a little too much for a casual look. I would also avoid colour blocking for a when it comes to nailing a casual style, and I rather opt for monochrome colours as they are safer and easier to style casual.

 

 

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What do you think of this look? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

WHAT I WORE

Oman Top

Black Jeggings – River Island

Sandals – Sam Edelman

Black Bag – Michael Kors

Sunnies – Gucci

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5 Blogging Traits


Being a blogger is hard, very hard.Β  You are pretty much putting yourself out to be applauded, laughed at, trolled, admired, and all. It can be a little too much, and I can completely understand why many choose to abandon their blogs and dreams of becoming a pro blogger. I have been blogging for some years now, and I know I had to pick up a few traits I felt I needed to keep me going. God knows I would have abandoned this blog ages ago, if I didn’t have these traits.

The way it is now, I can never dream of abandoning Fashion and Style Police, it is like my first child. And you never abandon your kids, no matter what.

 

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Here are some of the traits that have helped me so far in my blogging career –

 

Passion

I would have stopped blogging ages ago if I didn’t have the passion for it. I enjoy writing. Having my own creative online space is the best thing ever! I have a strong passion for fashion and beauty, and I enjoy writing about lifestyle stuff every now and again. Without my passion, I would have given up a long time, and you won’t be reading this post.

 

Determination

I am a very strong willed, determined person. I know what I want and how to get it. I also make sure nothing gets in the way of what I really want; I usually find a way around it. This trait has kept me going. I won’t be where I am today if I was not a determined person. I am a fighter, and it affects everything I do.

 

Thick Skin

I have grown a thick skin over the years, and that has helped me greatly. Blogging is not for the faint hearted, I can tell you that for a fact, as everyone has an opinion about what you do and how you should do it, even though they may not really have a clue. A thick skin protects me from trolls, negative people, unsupportive people in my real life and the drama that comes with blogging in general. Having a thick skin has helped me in all aspects of life. I would be so fragile without one.

 

Patience

I am usually an impatient person, but as I have grown older and wiser, I have found myself being a bit more patient. And I believe that has helped my blogging career as well. Being patient means you can keep your head down, work on your blog, decline the collaborations that don’t work and embrace the ones that do work.

 

Unique

Standing out is one of the best things you could do for yourself as a blogger. Being unique means you have a blog name that stands out in the blogosphere, you blog about things you really enjoy writing about and produce unique content as often as you can. Being unique is one trait I believe Bloggers can never have too much of.

 

What personality traits have helped you in your career, business or hobby?

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range

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I was extremely overjoyed when these beauties landed on my doorstep. I am a makeup lover and I love Rimmel London so finding these in the post was good. I am always up for trying new makeup. My makeup bag is currently loaded with a variety of makeup products and brands and I love it. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

I have used quite a number of Rimmel London products and I have many of them in my makeup bag. I always head for the Rimmel London stand at my local Boots store. I like that their products are affordable and good, and the new Scandaleyes Reloaded range is no different.

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Extreme Black/Noir Intense

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Black

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about these mascaras –

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara is everything you need for unstoppable volume! Now with a new formula and max density brush that gives extreme volume and wear for up to 24HR impact that’s easy to remove with warm water.

Here are my thoughts on both mascaras:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging of both mascaras. Especially the rich red-orange packaging. I found it attractive.
  2. I love the fact that there is a black and extreme black shade.
  3. They are very long-lasting. They stay on all day.
  4. I found it easy to wipe off with warm water.
  5. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  6. It is very affordable at Β£6.99 each.
  7. Both mascara gave my lashes more volume and more length.
  8. No clumps at all.

CONS

None.

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I recommend both mascaras to anyone in need of a great mascara. These are the ones you need.

 

Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eye Liner

 

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about the Precision Micro Eye Liner and the Thick and Thin eye liner –

3D slanted felt tip liner to draw flawless thick and thin lines!

Unique 3D applicator draws thick and thin lines
Intense colour lasts up to 24 hours
Waterproof and smudge-proof

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. I found both easy to apply, especially the Precision Micro Eye Liner.
  2. They are quite affordable at Β£5.49 each.
  3. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  4. They dry quickly and does not smudge.
  5. They are long-lasting.

 

CONS

None.

 

I think both eye liners do the job perfectly. I would recommend them 100%.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples.

 

 

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