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Denim on Denim

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Happy Saturday me lovelies. Denim on denim is a trend that never seems to go out of fashion. I recently bought these new pieces from my shopping spree. And I couldn’t wait to style it for you. I am not one for wearing oversized jacket that much because sometimes it makes be look weird. This jacket from Missguided is too beautiful. And it goes with everything. I have lived in it since I bought it. These denim skirt from Lasula is everything. It was a little big so i had to throw in the belt to make it fit. I have lost weight recently so all my clothes are a little baggie than I would like. But this looked too good to return. To finish off the look, I added my old skool Vans and these mirrored shades from Quay Australia.
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Thrasher T-Shirt and Denim Jeans

Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers  Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi I’ve always love printed tee. I was happy to find this Thrasher T-Shirt at my local Missguided Store. I seem to be collecting bad ass shirts like these and I love it. I love how easy these tees are to style. Actually, t-shirt in general go with every outfit. And can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.  The big prints on them can make an outfit totally retro. I love wearing outfits like this for a those chilled day out shopping or hanging out with friends. I have seen Thrasher t-shirts for a while and I’ve wanted to get it. But they seem too plain for my liking and cost too much. This shirt was a bargain and what a find eh. I paired this tee with my old Levi jeans and my H&M platform trainers. Not to overdo my outfit, I have kept my makeup really simple. And minimal details adding the Kapten watch and bracelet.

 

12 Outfit Ideas for Navigating Those Tricky Summer/Fall Period

Hello! I hope you’re having a very good day? Today I am happy to share with you some of my outfit ideas to deal with those unpredictably tricky summer/fall period. Finding the perfect outfit during this time can be quite annoying. You want to find an outfit that is in season, that’s not too warm for the odd scorching sunny days. And warm enough for those chilly jacket please keep me warm kinda days. In the UK we are notoriously known for having terrible weather. I personally gravitate towards the heat. Living in a country with an unpredictable weather is a chore. I have an umbrella in my bag 24/7. The best thing to remember during this in-between weather time is to always carry a jacket or light scarf. Check out some of my favourite in-between outfit ideas below.

What do you do to stay warm/cool during the in-between summer/fall season? Comment below!
xx Mariama

Discover the July 2017 Glossybox

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Glossybox UK - July 2017 BoxGlossybox UK - July 2017 BoxHi there! Today, I am sharing my thoughts on the July 2017 Glossybox UK. I was very lucky to have received this month’s box. Because this box had three full-sized products. I felt that this month’s box was more expensive and it felt a bit spacey unlike last month’s box. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving samples each month, for the extra £3 paid, I expected at least one more product. I guess it was this much because of the full-sized products. Anyhow enough ranting about money. Let’s get down to business.
I was more than excited to receive the Spectrum Collections Small Fan Brush.I have my own little Spectrum Collections Brushes. So when I saw this brush, I was more than happy to receive it. I have bought a fan brush from the high street which wasn’t very sturdy. Actually most of the small fan brushes I have seen are not very sturdy at all. This brush is very soft, feels totally amazing on the skin. And it’s very sturdy. I love using this to contour by cheeks and it is does the job perfectly.
The next product to grab my attention was the Belle Pierre Banana Powder. Now that the it’s summer time, keeping my makeup in place has been my number one priority. I have used this powder to set my under-eye concealer. It’s done the perfect job of holding my concealer in place. It smells lovely and it’s not as light yellowey as the Ben Nye Banana Powder. Which I feel, can suit every skin tone. I haven’t yet used it as a highlighter. As I am am unsure it will work as a highlighter.
Also in the box it the CuteBalms Macaroon Tinted Balm in Crushed Berry. When I first saw this balm, I thought it was an actual Macaroon. Disappointed I know. It smells like strawberries but did not taste like strawberries. It leaves a hint of pink when applied on the lips. Not as moisturising as I prefer but it’s alright.
MONUspa Soothing After Sun Lotion I am not one for using aftersun lotion. But this lotion is perfection. It smells really good. It is very nourishing on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and cool after use.
Last but not least is the Papanga spiral hairbands. They sent me these lovely two bright colours. It is very secure when you use it. And I haven’t noticed any breakage when I use it on my natural hair which is great.
Overall, I was really happy with the contents in this month’s box. I know I paid a bit more to have it. But it is money well spent because it would have cost me a lot more to buy these full-sized products. I am actually a little excited to see what they include in next month’s box.
Discover the July box here

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My Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Hello there! How are you today? I am really excited today, because it is the start of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! I have already been browsing and I figured why not share with you some of my to splash for items. This sale is that chance  that you can splurge on new pieces for the coming Autumn/Fall season. The sale is on until August 6th then all the items go back to full price.  There are so many stunning items to choose from. It’s like Christmas came early. Scroll down to check out some of my must-haves from the sale.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Hi there, I hope you’re having  a fabulous day!! The gift of giving is my way to celebrate my Facebook page hitting 6.7k. It is also a chance for me to thank you for your continued support. And I hope I will continue to hit more targets on all m social media accounts. Which will give me more opportunities to share more giveaways (or freebies) with you my wonderful followers because without you, I wouldn’t be able to continue to do this whole blogging thing.
If you don’t want to miss out on this awesome prize, please make sure you have completed all the mandatory steps. Failing to do so will not qualify your entry. You can then complete the optional steps to give you more chance of winning. Please note that this giveaway is not sponsored by ASOS. 
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The Hot List

Now that summer is in full swing update your wardrobe with this summer’s hot list statement items,  of some of  the things I cannot get enough of.  From sunglasses and bags of the season to sheer and girly dresses. Get yourself into the sweet holiday vibes with these choices.

My Little Box – California Dreaming

This month’s box My Little Box is filled with trinkets to add colour and fun this summer.  This box one of my favourite boxes because it comes with cool and very useful item like this shopping bags. I am very happy with the contents in My Little Box.
The first item I was excited to see was this breezy balmy tote bag. Because we are now being charged for using carrier bags in the supermarkets, this bag comes in very handy when you go grocery shopping. And it’s very funky and bright.
Also in the box was the cotton-candy colours of the california sunset inspired charm bracelet. How beautiful is this bracelet? It’s super bright and cute to add fun to any outfit.
I don’t think I have ever tried a product from Burt’s Bees before. So receiving the deep cleansing cream was an ever so welcomed addition. From what I have seen so far from using this cream, I am very happy I was able to try a product of theirs.  This cream smells wonderful and feels great to apply and it leaves the skin moisturised. I can now go ahead and try out some of their other products. Can you recommend any more Burt’s Bees product that you can recommend to me?
Next up is the Coconut Oil from Palmers. Again this smells divine and it’s great to do on sensitive skin like mine. I haven’t used palmers products for a while and i cannot for the life of me remember why i stopped. But I am happy I get to test out this body lotion from them.
Body oils are becoming the new way to add extra gloss to the skin. This oil from My Little Beauty can be use on your skin if you want or use can use it a hair mask to add extra nourishment to dry, lifeless hair. It doesn’t smell as good as the other two but it helps heal split ends. It adds shine and satinlike smoothness to the skin once applied.
The last and final item included in the box is the LA-inspired stickers. Which you can use on your phone or like me add a bit of character to your laptop. Its so soft and cute. When i first saw it thought i had been sent sweeties. Silly me!! 🙂
Everything in this box, smells good enough to eat. And I cannot wait to see what I receive in next month’s box.
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Giving Beauty Box Another Go

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I have been a massive fan of beauty boxes in the past. Early this year, I decided to pause my subscriptions because some of the samples I have accumulated in the past haven’t all been used up. Beauty boxes are one of my favourite way to try different products that I otherwise would not have even thought of trying. The first thing I reached for in the June GLOSSYBOX was the sample book, I am a massive bookworm and love getting lost in a great novel. Reading enriches my soul and keeps my imagination alive. This book is just pretty darn wonderful and would love to get my hands on an actual copy when it comes out.
Also in the box is the eness exotic africa hand cream, which smells divine and is so rich, a teeny tiny bit is all you need to keep your hands moisturised. I really loving this hand cream and it’s firmly in bag to save my dry hands during the day.
Next up, i got the 111skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel, which smells like baby powder. I applied it straight away under my eyes and it feels quite nice, I haven’t seen any results yet because I have only been using it for a few days now. The full size is £110 so I am pretty sure it should do some wonders to help brighten my under eyes before it runs out.
Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray, was a welcomed addition to the box. Because I don’t blow dry my natural hair, I will definitely be using this on my weave when I get it done. I have only used Batiste dry shampoo before and I loved it so I looking forward to testing this bad girl on my weave shortly.
BeautyPro Black Diamond Mask  I love anything charcoal-y and a mask. I am always looking for products that can help unclog my pores and also help reduce shine. Nothing beats a mask moment, which I now trying to have at least once a week. This mask has all the things I look for in my masks and i cannot wait to try it out. Yayy!! excited 🙂
Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon has to be my least favourite product. I love the way it glides on the lips and how it tingles after it’s on your lips. I just don’t like the colour Notorious Nude, it looks like the milky nude, I really dislike which is usually how nudes colours look on me which is why I refrain from wearing nude lipsticks. Other than the horrible nude colour and it breaking on me when I was trying it on the third time around, everything else about the lip crayon works for me. Sorry Sleek Makeup 🙂
I am now trying to work on upping my makeup game to keep you with the Instagrammers. One of the things I struggle with is contouring. And because I have oily/combination skin, I aM frankly clueless when It comes to finding products that work without melting my face during the day. The Manna beauty simplified glow illuminator  is really amazing, it’s so dreamy on the skin when applied and its liquid which stays on for ages. You can either mix it with your foundation or it can be worn alone as a highlighter which is what I have done to glow my cheeks 🙂
I have never ever used ModelCo products because I have felt that it is for lighter skinned people. I was proven right when I tried their contour stick. It’s completely the wrong shade for my skin tone and it’s also a bit too oily for me. If you can recommend a product that might suit a dark-skinned girl like me, please go ahead and leave your suggestions below.
Finally, my favourite product in this month’s box has to be thisworks In Transit Camera Close-Up. This is so creamy and it feels amazing on the skin. A must product for anyone looking for a product which helps to nourish the face. I would love to get the full size if it continues to work on my face as it has done for the past three days. Hopefully, I don’t break out if I continue to use it.
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