Here Comes The Sun

Continuing with the theme of trying new post styles, I mentioned in my last post, today I'm here in true fashion blogger style with a fancy pants "on location" outfit post. This is the first time I've branched out into fashion blogging in this way and fingers crossed it will go down a treat. However, I am going to be staying true to myself and this blog, by having a good old ramble in between the photos.

At the moment, in good old Britain, we're in the spring/summer transition period weather-wise. One day it can be perfect 'relaxing in the pub garden, in true British style' weather (drinking a non-alcoholic beverage of choice of course - I'm only sixteen) - 20 degrees with brilliant sunshine and not a single cloud in the sky. The next day the weather can take a bit of a bad turn and grace us with the presence of lots of horrible rain storms along with the oh so terrifying thunder and lightning.

However, I think (fingers and toes crossed of course) that the weather may be starting to improve and my outfit choices over the past week or so have definitely started to reflect that. My woolly-jumpers and thick tights have been pushed into the back of my wardrobe, out of sight, and playsuits and dresses are making an appearances once again.

Playsuits, or 'rompers' as I believe some people prefer to refer to them as, are a staple in my summer wardrobe. I own far too many. What I love about them is, they're so versitile and practical, and really make life easy for a girl like me, who isn't really a fan of putting lots of effort into piecing together clothing items together every morning to make a lovely outfit. Just chuck a playsuit on, accessorize a bit, and you're good to go. Fab.

This playsuit is one I brought a month or two ago from ASOS, to wear for my 'Celebration Day' at school. Celebration Day is essentially a day of fun for year 11 to celebrate the end of our five years at the school. It really was a lovely day, filled with bouncy castles, pizza, laughter and reminising. I recieved a fair few compliments throughout the day, in reference to my playsuit, which is always lovely, isn't it? The playsuit has a stunning sweetheart neckline and it's quite flattering, and really really comfy. The shorts are quite baggy, which makes it look quite like a dress from a distance, which I thought was quite nice.

I paired the playsuit with a black oversized cardigan from Forever 21, and my Converse. I'm also actually wearing nude-coloured tights in the photos, because it was a bit of a chilly day, which explains why my legs look a tad on the tanned side.

Apologies for the oh so awkward posing featured in all of the photos. For some unknown reason, I chose to photograph the outfit during prime dog walking time. Everytime I started to look slightly like a proper fashion blogger, an old lady would walk past with her dog and have a good old nosey at what I was doing, making me so self-consious, so I had to settle with these.

If you want to see some more fashion posts like this (the photos will be less awkward next time - promise) let me know and I'll get cracking!

Playsuit: ASOS
Cardigan: Forever 21*
Shoes: Converse

*no longer avaliable

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”

I've always loved photographs. I believe that a photograph can speak a thousand words. It can bring back so many memories and help you to remember the little, but lovely, details that otherwise would have been lost to time.

I'm rarely without my camera. The DSLR I received for my 16th birthday is like my baby and it's practically glued to my side just in case there's a moment I can't let pass without photographing.

Photography is something I have a great passion for and I seem to have an eye for it too! I'm in no way a professional, but at the moment I'm really enjoying being creative with my photos and exploring what magic I can make with my camera.

It's always been important to me to have a lovely selection of my favourite photographs spread around my room. When I'm having a not so nice day, it's so lovely to be able to go into my room and be reminded of all the amazing people I'm lucky enough to know and all the incredible things I've been lucky enough to experience in my sixteen years.

This summer I'm going to have a grand 11 or so weeks holiday and I'm already planning lots of lovely trips to various parts of the UK to visit family and friends and, of course, my camera will be joining me on the adventures. I feel like Summer '14 is going to be really memorable and I want to capture all the memories.

I've recently hopped on the Instagram bandwagon and I do have to admit, I am rather enjoying myself. My profile is looking rather sparse at the moment but don't you worry, I'm sure I'll be popping up many more photos over the coming months. If you fancy having a peek at my instagram, my username is Chloe_Bellamy1 (self promotion alert). Let me know if you do and I'll return the favour.

P.S: With today's post I ventured a little into the lifestyle blogging genre. I'm hoping to expand my blog into the world of lifestyle blogging, over the next few months, and I thought this would be a good place to start.

May Lush Haul

Before we get started I just want to apologise for me being off the blogging radar for a little bit. My exams start on Monday so I've been revising like a crazy person. This irregular blogging pattern is likely to continue for the next month or so until all my exams are done and dusted but after that, I'm free to blog till my hearts content.

I do have a selection of beautiful bloggers who have been lovely enough to offer to guest post for me and from what I've read so far, they're oh so fabulous so I really think you're going to adore them. A post will be going up once a week starting on Wednesday so keep your eyes peeled.


Last Friday was my 'Celebration Day' at school to celebrate the end of five lovely years at my school. It was an amazing day that was filled with emotion and I'm not going to lie I did cry, even though I am staying on for sixth form. In the evening I popped into town to meet two of my friends and we did a bit of shopping and enjoyed a costa to celebrate the end of an era.

I 'accidently' popped into Lush and spent a fair amount buying some fabulous products. I managed to pick out a selection of products I haven't actually tried before which is actually really exciting.
Lets get going...

Firstly I picked up the "Sea Spray" hair mist. Now, I'm a huge fan of salt sprays so the minute I saw that Lush sold one, I was so happy. I'm yet to use it but I think this is going to be a product that I'll give a full review of at some point in the not so distant future so keep an eye out. This is what Lush say about the spray:

"Get that that beach hair look with this salty spray that gives a light hold and adds shine, leaving a neroli, orange flower, grapefruit and rosewood scent. We've used carrageenan, a seaweed extract, together with glycerine to hydrate the hair. Mineral-rich fine sea salt gives that volumised, beachy head look, counteracting the flattening effects of soft water and softens the skin on the scalp too."

"Sea Spray" is priced at £9.95 for a 100g bottle.

Next up I brought the "Let The Good Times Roll" cleanser. I tried a sample of this cleanser a while back and I absolutely fell in love so I don't know why it's taken so long for me to buy a full sized pot. It smells incredible - quite a bit like popcorn so almost good enough to eat. From what I can remember of when I used the sample, it left my skin feeling really soft without drying it out and it did an amazing job of removing all traces of makeup, dirt and impurities, leaving my skin feeling really refreshed. This is what Lush say about the cleanser:

"This face and body cleanser is a gentle treat for the skin, leaving you soft to the touch with a buttery popcorn fragrance. Maize flour and polenta gently exfoliate, whilst cinnamon powder stimulates and leaves you feeling fresh and revived, with beautifully soft skin. This gentle yet scrubby cleanser will soothe and soften your skin, giving it a natural glow."

"Let The Good Times Roll" is priced at £6.35 for a 100g pot or £15.88 for a 250g pot.

Now it's the turn of the "Ocean Salt" Face and Body Scrub. This is a product I've had my eye on for a little while so I'm so excited to try it out. It smells amazing - there's none of that horrible chemical smell you get with most face products. I think this is going to be another product I'll give you a proper review of at some point so again, keep an eye out. This is what Lush say about the scrub:

"Limes steeped in vodka, grapefruit and lashings of salt go into this invigorating face and body scrub. Sea salt is rich in minerals and is excellent for scrubbing away any dead skin. We also add rich, silky avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed absolute to keep your skin soft, smooth and conditioned. If you feel you need a good scrub down, apply to dry skin and rub all over using circular motions, or for a more gentle buff, use on damp skin."

"Ocean Salt" is priced at £7.20 for a 120g pot or £13.25 for a 250g pot.

Next up we have the "Stepping Stone" Foot Scrub. This is a product that was recommended by one of the lovely members of staff in my local Lush and I'm so happy she pointed it out because I don't think I would have spotted it myself. It smells amazing; a lovely blend of lime, lemon and lemongrass and I'm so excited to try it out. It's also shaped like a foot - I thought that was pretty cool, I'm not going to lie. This is what Lush say about the scrub:

"A foot-shaped scrub to pumice away dead skin, while softening and deodorising. Break off a little and take this into the shower. As soon as it gets wet, the fizzing action and pumice means you can kiss goodbye to hard skin. You can also kiss goodbye to smelly feet as the antibacterial and uplifting lime, lemon and lemongrass oils take effect, which combat the microbes that cause foot odour. The addition of cocoa butter and organic jojoba oil stop feet from drying out and keep the skin supple."

"Stepping Stone" Foot Scrub is priced at £3.10 for a 60g scrub.

Finally, I picked up another product recommended by the Lush staff, the "Movis" Face Soap. I think this is a product that's fairly new to Lush but you'll have to check. This is a weird product, I'm not going to lie. It smells a little bit like bread, looks slightly like malt loaf and has a sort of squidgy consistency. This is definitely something I'm going to be reviewing for you all so again, keep an eye out. This is what Lush say about the face soap:

"Mo Constantine combined her love of baking with soap alchemy to create this wheaty face soap. This sweet smelling squidgy bar uses wholemeal bread to exfoliate and revive the skin, and wheatgerm oil, hop oil and Fair Trade organic cocoa butter to soften. Movis is free from animal fats, palm oil and petrochemicals."

"Movis" is priced at £4.50 for 100g, £11.25 for 250g and £22.50 for 500g.

Let me know if you want to see full reviews of these products and I'll make sure I do.Have you brought anything from Lush recently?