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Shaving is a choice for everyone, as it should be. Personally, I prefer to keep my legs, pits and wherever else shaved, smooth and soft, but it's always been a struggle to find the perfect product to help me do so. I've been on this life-long hunt (well at least since my teens) for a razor to tackle the job. You know, something that doesn't leave my legs patchy with those pesky untouchable hairs or that has me wincing at those tiny little shaving cuts. 

Then, incomes the Estrid Razor! These razors are made cruelty-free and fairly priced for womankind, and not just the glossy, front-page of a magazine kind of woman, I mean, ALL women. That's one of the first things I loved about Estrid, they're here for you whether you're someone who loves to rock their sassy leg stubble or someone who likes to feel like a silky, shiny dolphin - they celebrate women and I think that's something we always need more of.



When it came to unboxing my razor, I was so pleased to see that not only was the razor included, but also a wall holder, a travel case and an extra blade cartridge. The packaging was also beautifully designed, which always entices me too. 

I'm the kind of girl who is always lost for a place to leave my razors, just leaving them a-stray and then having my Mum ask me why there's a mountain of them filling up the shower because I forget to move them (ooops). I loved the process of having a wall holder - a safe and clean place for my razor to remain until it's next use. It stuck to wall of my shower so easily, and looks so neat and tidy too. No more mess for Hol!

I love that they come in such cute colours from lilac, to pink, to peach and yellow, and the travel case will be amazing as well once we're finally free to go on trips away again, or even just to pack in my bag to my boyfriend's house. 



My experience using the razor for the first time was great. It offered a lovely, smooth shave, gliding seamlessly across my legs and avoiding shaving bumps. The five-blade cartridge and the moisturizing strip worked really well, and that's on all... *ahem*... sensitive areas in need of a shave. It felt really luxurious to use in comparison to razors I've used previously - the design just gives a much more enjoyable experience overall. It allowed for me to have a few extra days shave-free too, which is always great!

It feels like I've stepped-up my shaving routine completely. From struggling to get to those fine blonde hairs on my knees, to having a stress-free shave that leaves me feeling silky smooth. It's just such a joy and ease to use this razor. 

The best part is, they're a vegan subscription service, which is perfect if you're looking for something easy to order that arrives straight to your doorstep. 

If you'd like to check out Estrid Razors for yourself, you find their site HERE.

Estrid Razor Review



AD | this post is in paid partnership with Estrid. 

Shaving is a choice for everyone, as it should be. Personally, I prefer to keep my legs, pits and wherever else shaved, smooth and soft, but it's always been a struggle to find the perfect product to help me do so. I've been on this life-long hunt (well at least since my teens) for a razor to tackle the job. You know, something that doesn't leave my legs patchy with those pesky untouchable hairs or that has me wincing at those tiny little shaving cuts. 

Then, incomes the Estrid Razor! These razors are made cruelty-free and fairly priced for womankind, and not just the glossy, front-page of a magazine kind of woman, I mean, ALL women. That's one of the first things I loved about Estrid, they're here for you whether you're someone who loves to rock their sassy leg stubble or someone who likes to feel like a silky, shiny dolphin - they celebrate women and I think that's something we always need more of.



When it came to unboxing my razor, I was so pleased to see that not only was the razor included, but also a wall holder, a travel case and an extra blade cartridge. The packaging was also beautifully designed, which always entices me too. 

I'm the kind of girl who is always lost for a place to leave my razors, just leaving them a-stray and then having my Mum ask me why there's a mountain of them filling up the shower because I forget to move them (ooops). I loved the process of having a wall holder - a safe and clean place for my razor to remain until it's next use. It stuck to wall of my shower so easily, and looks so neat and tidy too. No more mess for Hol!

I love that they come in such cute colours from lilac, to pink, to peach and yellow, and the travel case will be amazing as well once we're finally free to go on trips away again, or even just to pack in my bag to my boyfriend's house. 



My experience using the razor for the first time was great. It offered a lovely, smooth shave, gliding seamlessly across my legs and avoiding shaving bumps. The five-blade cartridge and the moisturizing strip worked really well, and that's on all... *ahem*... sensitive areas in need of a shave. It felt really luxurious to use in comparison to razors I've used previously - the design just gives a much more enjoyable experience overall. It allowed for me to have a few extra days shave-free too, which is always great!

It feels like I've stepped-up my shaving routine completely. From struggling to get to those fine blonde hairs on my knees, to having a stress-free shave that leaves me feeling silky smooth. It's just such a joy and ease to use this razor. 

The best part is, they're a vegan subscription service, which is perfect if you're looking for something easy to order that arrives straight to your doorstep. 

If you'd like to check out Estrid Razors for yourself, you find their site HERE.

 

Over the last few years I've fallen heavily in love with a neutral wardrobe (if you haven't been able to tell from the millions of beige outfits haha). I find that styling neutrals makes my wardrobe work so much more coherently and it allows me to mix and match so many different pieces together!

Whether it's an amazing blazer, knitted dress or sleek pair of boots/heels, I just find that you cannot go wrong with selecting neutral tones. In today's post I wanted to share with you some fabulous staples I've had my eye on, as well as some pieces tried and tested by yours truly!


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Neutral Staples

 

Over the last few years I've fallen heavily in love with a neutral wardrobe (if you haven't been able to tell from the millions of beige outfits haha). I find that styling neutrals makes my wardrobe work so much more coherently and it allows me to mix and match so many different pieces together!

Whether it's an amazing blazer, knitted dress or sleek pair of boots/heels, I just find that you cannot go wrong with selecting neutral tones. In today's post I wanted to share with you some fabulous staples I've had my eye on, as well as some pieces tried and tested by yours truly!


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Dresses -




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Shoes & Boots -


 

Right now, I think we're all craving Spring an incredible amount. I'm desperate for days of bright walks down daffodil filled streets, and the idea of not having the layer up with knits and coats is a dream! I'm so ready for spring fashion and I'm already starting to think about the pieces I either want to add to my wardrobe or the pieces from seasons past that I can't wait to wear again.

I was recently sent this gorgeous blouse and cute pair of earrings from Sezane - a brand that creates the most perfect timeless pieces - and given how much I just adore this blouse, I thought I'd share with you some of the white blouses I've seen floating around lately so that, you too, can be ready for spring once it arrives.



When it comes to white blouses, you simply can't go wrong, whether you're inclined to an over-sized shirt or a lacy, detailed number, they're just absolute staples. Let me know if anything catches your eye and happy shopping!


Simple White Blouses Ready For Spring

 

Right now, I think we're all craving Spring an incredible amount. I'm desperate for days of bright walks down daffodil filled streets, and the idea of not having the layer up with knits and coats is a dream! I'm so ready for spring fashion and I'm already starting to think about the pieces I either want to add to my wardrobe or the pieces from seasons past that I can't wait to wear again.

I was recently sent this gorgeous blouse and cute pair of earrings from Sezane - a brand that creates the most perfect timeless pieces - and given how much I just adore this blouse, I thought I'd share with you some of the white blouses I've seen floating around lately so that, you too, can be ready for spring once it arrives.



When it comes to white blouses, you simply can't go wrong, whether you're inclined to an over-sized shirt or a lacy, detailed number, they're just absolute staples. Let me know if anything catches your eye and happy shopping!



With Valentines Day just around the corner, Look Fantastic kindly let me treat myself and a loved one (I chose my Momma, of course) to a pamper 'date night' in! I really wanted to celebrate Valentines Day, despite it not being the usual romantic-meal and fancy restaurant fun it normally is, by creating an ‘at home spa’ experience with hair treats, candles and skincare essentials.

*the products in this post have been gifted.

My Mum and I love trying out new products, as well as having our go-to favourites, so we thought we'd treat ourselves to a couple of new bits and bobs to have a relaxing evening with. Let's see a couple of the things we picked out!



Nothing sets the mood for a relaxing evening more than a candle. I think I've gotten through about a million candles since we've been in lockdown, so I wanted to treat myself to another new one and one from a brand I hadn't tried before.

I picked out this NEOM one, having heard so many amazing things about their candles! I have to say, the scent is amazing - it's really refreshing and yet super calming at the same time. It's probably going to lead to a huge NEOM addiction, to be honest. My Mum loves candles too, so there's definitely going to be a lot of joy from burning this haha!




If there are two people out there that love a body cream or lotion, it's me and my Mum. Just find us sliding out of the bathroom like two silky dolphins after a bath/shower (enjoy that visual haha)

The description of this product says this gives a 'zen-like' experience, which is exactly what we're after and what really drew me in. The reviews were also completely raving and amazing, so I'm really excited to get using this.


A leg oil isn't something I'd tried before, but it sounded like something Momma White and I would be really into, given our love for feeling silky smooth. 

I've already tested a little bit of this out today and already really love it. It's SO moisturising, really helping with those stubborn dry areas and it smells amazing too! 

Another product I'm super excited to use.



OUAI is another brand I'd heard loads about, and everyone knows that right now, in lockdown, our hair definitely needs some serious TLC, so I thought I'd give them a try. I have quite fine hair, that definitely needs a little boost, so I'm hoping these help with that.

Side note: how aesthetically pleasing is the packaging?! I love it!


Personally, I can't write much about this one, but my Mum loves Olaplex so wanted to stock up on more of her favourite hair treatment. 

If Momma White uses it, it must be good!

I have actually heard a lot about Olaplex before, as a lot of my friends use it too. It's said to be amazing for helping dry, damaged hair.



This was another one of my Mum's picks but, let's be honest, I'll probably be using it too when she's not looking...

It's said to be a softening cream that melts onto the skin, giving you a deep, nourishing cleanse, leaving the skin soft and supple, which just sounds absolutely dreamy, doesn't it?

I'm a total sucker for a good cleanser or anything that leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and I don't think I've actually tried anything from Elemis before, so it will be nice to give this a go!

If anything caught your eye here, or you fancy treating yourself to a pamper night too, you can shop the post below:

A Pamper Night-In With Look Fantastic


With Valentines Day just around the corner, Look Fantastic kindly let me treat myself and a loved one (I chose my Momma, of course) to a pamper 'date night' in! I really wanted to celebrate Valentines Day, despite it not being the usual romantic-meal and fancy restaurant fun it normally is, by creating an ‘at home spa’ experience with hair treats, candles and skincare essentials.

*the products in this post have been gifted.

My Mum and I love trying out new products, as well as having our go-to favourites, so we thought we'd treat ourselves to a couple of new bits and bobs to have a relaxing evening with. Let's see a couple of the things we picked out!



Nothing sets the mood for a relaxing evening more than a candle. I think I've gotten through about a million candles since we've been in lockdown, so I wanted to treat myself to another new one and one from a brand I hadn't tried before.

I picked out this NEOM one, having heard so many amazing things about their candles! I have to say, the scent is amazing - it's really refreshing and yet super calming at the same time. It's probably going to lead to a huge NEOM addiction, to be honest. My Mum loves candles too, so there's definitely going to be a lot of joy from burning this haha!




If there are two people out there that love a body cream or lotion, it's me and my Mum. Just find us sliding out of the bathroom like two silky dolphins after a bath/shower (enjoy that visual haha)

The description of this product says this gives a 'zen-like' experience, which is exactly what we're after and what really drew me in. The reviews were also completely raving and amazing, so I'm really excited to get using this.


A leg oil isn't something I'd tried before, but it sounded like something Momma White and I would be really into, given our love for feeling silky smooth. 

I've already tested a little bit of this out today and already really love it. It's SO moisturising, really helping with those stubborn dry areas and it smells amazing too! 

Another product I'm super excited to use.



OUAI is another brand I'd heard loads about, and everyone knows that right now, in lockdown, our hair definitely needs some serious TLC, so I thought I'd give them a try. I have quite fine hair, that definitely needs a little boost, so I'm hoping these help with that.

Side note: how aesthetically pleasing is the packaging?! I love it!


Personally, I can't write much about this one, but my Mum loves Olaplex so wanted to stock up on more of her favourite hair treatment. 

If Momma White uses it, it must be good!

I have actually heard a lot about Olaplex before, as a lot of my friends use it too. It's said to be amazing for helping dry, damaged hair.



This was another one of my Mum's picks but, let's be honest, I'll probably be using it too when she's not looking...

It's said to be a softening cream that melts onto the skin, giving you a deep, nourishing cleanse, leaving the skin soft and supple, which just sounds absolutely dreamy, doesn't it?

I'm a total sucker for a good cleanser or anything that leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and I don't think I've actually tried anything from Elemis before, so it will be nice to give this a go!

If anything caught your eye here, or you fancy treating yourself to a pamper night too, you can shop the post below:

 

Well, as always, January felt like a never-ending month, but February is finally here and I'm ready to take on the next month of 2021. I mean, not that there's lots going on in life right night now, but a new month always feels like a refresh, especially when it lands of a Monday.

Life for the past month has felt slow moving, the kind of time where life just starts to pass you by as you plonk yourself in front of your favourite binge-worthy TV show and wish the hours away. For me, it's been Ru Paul's Drag Race - my Mum and I are absolutely obsessed. Shantay, you stay! 

I have to say however, it's also felt quite nice to not be putting too much pressure on myself after a hectic December. 

January felt heavy in a different way to any other month of lockdown we've experienced yet. The days felt so long and I seemed to find myself feeling more and more unmotivated as time went on. I know I haven't been alone in this feeling though, I think all of us, in some sense, have struggled to find peace and routine in the month of January. 

I'd kind of accepted the fact that January, and 2021 as a whole, probably aren't going to be easy to get through, and I'm finding myself allowing much calmer days and just going with how I feel each morning. Some days that could mean I've ticked everything off my to-do list and others it could simply mean I managed to get outside for a walk. I think taking each day as it comes is the best thing we can do right now.

With that being said though, January wasn't all that bad, some good did come out of the first month of the year. 

I do often think it's hard to remember that there were some highs within the lows. 

We had those lovely snowy days and wintery walks, Bridgerton to watch on Netflix (I'm still undecided how I feel about it haha) and I had some exciting things happen work-wise, which is always great! I spent so much lovely time with my Mum, laughed a lot, and, of course, enjoyed cosying up each evening with scented candles lit and hot chocolates in hand. Perfect!

So yeah, January wasn't all doom and gloom, but I'm definitely ready to move on from it and head further into the year, which will hopefully have us see some brighter days again.

How was your January? What was one of your highlights from the month?

A Slow Start To The Year

 

Well, as always, January felt like a never-ending month, but February is finally here and I'm ready to take on the next month of 2021. I mean, not that there's lots going on in life right night now, but a new month always feels like a refresh, especially when it lands of a Monday.

Life for the past month has felt slow moving, the kind of time where life just starts to pass you by as you plonk yourself in front of your favourite binge-worthy TV show and wish the hours away. For me, it's been Ru Paul's Drag Race - my Mum and I are absolutely obsessed. Shantay, you stay! 

I have to say however, it's also felt quite nice to not be putting too much pressure on myself after a hectic December. 

January felt heavy in a different way to any other month of lockdown we've experienced yet. The days felt so long and I seemed to find myself feeling more and more unmotivated as time went on. I know I haven't been alone in this feeling though, I think all of us, in some sense, have struggled to find peace and routine in the month of January. 

I'd kind of accepted the fact that January, and 2021 as a whole, probably aren't going to be easy to get through, and I'm finding myself allowing much calmer days and just going with how I feel each morning. Some days that could mean I've ticked everything off my to-do list and others it could simply mean I managed to get outside for a walk. I think taking each day as it comes is the best thing we can do right now.

With that being said though, January wasn't all that bad, some good did come out of the first month of the year. 

I do often think it's hard to remember that there were some highs within the lows. 

We had those lovely snowy days and wintery walks, Bridgerton to watch on Netflix (I'm still undecided how I feel about it haha) and I had some exciting things happen work-wise, which is always great! I spent so much lovely time with my Mum, laughed a lot, and, of course, enjoyed cosying up each evening with scented candles lit and hot chocolates in hand. Perfect!

So yeah, January wasn't all doom and gloom, but I'm definitely ready to move on from it and head further into the year, which will hopefully have us see some brighter days again.

How was your January? What was one of your highlights from the month?

 

Hello hello hello! It's my first 'edit' of the year, and today we're chatting all about the knitted vest trend (in honor of my favourite, Chandler Bing, of course!)

This is a trend that I really love but hadn't quite delved into myself yet, that was until I picked up this lovely H&M piece the other week. I just loved the way it was styled on the model and could see it pairing perfectly with other pieces in my wardrobe too. I think these are such great pieces for A/W layering and I think they can make an outfit feel so put together, whilst also giving you that extra added warmth needed during these cold months!

Here I've styled mine with a white shirt underneath, but I also love this knit with a pop of blue underneath, paired with jeans and trainers - it's a really chic but casual vibe, which I love. 

SHIRT - THRIFTED (SIMILAR LINKED) // KNITTED VEST - H&M // JEWELLERY - DAISY

You'll have to let me know, what do you think of this trend? Is it a yes or no from you guys? 

If it's a yes, then make sure you check out the pieces I've picked out below:



The Knitted Vest Edit

 

Hello hello hello! It's my first 'edit' of the year, and today we're chatting all about the knitted vest trend (in honor of my favourite, Chandler Bing, of course!)

This is a trend that I really love but hadn't quite delved into myself yet, that was until I picked up this lovely H&M piece the other week. I just loved the way it was styled on the model and could see it pairing perfectly with other pieces in my wardrobe too. I think these are such great pieces for A/W layering and I think they can make an outfit feel so put together, whilst also giving you that extra added warmth needed during these cold months!

Here I've styled mine with a white shirt underneath, but I also love this knit with a pop of blue underneath, paired with jeans and trainers - it's a really chic but casual vibe, which I love. 

SHIRT - THRIFTED (SIMILAR LINKED) // KNITTED VEST - H&M // JEWELLERY - DAISY

You'll have to let me know, what do you think of this trend? Is it a yes or no from you guys? 

If it's a yes, then make sure you check out the pieces I've picked out below:



Well hello, happy new year guys! I hope we're all having a lovely start to 2021!

The last week or so for me has been spent lazying around, consuming every food of the potato variety and slowly making my way through boxes of Christmas chocolates. I'm back to working from home again today (not that the lazying around has been being done anywhere other than home too haha), but before I throw myself back into that 'work, work, work' mindset, I thought I'd sit down, take some time to write out my thoughts as we head into the new year.

To be honest, it hasn't really felt like a new year this year, and I think that's something a lot of us are feeling. I think the lack of social life and the ongoing lockdown has just given everything this same continuous emotion. It's not a bad one, per say, but it's one that feels kind of difficult to describe. 

In fairness though, I am excited to see what 2021 brings. I took leaps in terms of work last year and I'm excited to see what further steps I can take too. I'm also anticipating normal life resuming, but I don't want to put too much pressure on that emotion. What ever happens, happens, you know?

As cliche as it is, and as many times it's been written on instagram this week, 2020 did teach me a lot of things. I learnt a lot about myself, gained confidence and also learnt about my relationships too - whether that be my friendships, family etc. I never thought that I'd say that spending months on end, locked inside with my family would make me appreciate them more, or be able to say that they haven't driven me that mad, but hey, here we are!

For me, 2021 is a year of taking what I experienced in 2020 and moving forward. It's a year where I feel like my self-belief can finally thrive and a year where I'll hopefully be able to keep pursuing what I love. 

I'm anxious to wave goodbye to the whirlwind of 2020 but I'm anticipating 2021 to be a better year, whether that involves more lockdowns or whether it means finally reuniting with my pals and my favourite Northern Quarter cafes. I guess, we'll see how it goes...

Happy New Year everyone!

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2021

Well hello, happy new year guys! I hope we're all having a lovely start to 2021!

The last week or so for me has been spent lazying around, consuming every food of the potato variety and slowly making my way through boxes of Christmas chocolates. I'm back to working from home again today (not that the lazying around has been being done anywhere other than home too haha), but before I throw myself back into that 'work, work, work' mindset, I thought I'd sit down, take some time to write out my thoughts as we head into the new year.

To be honest, it hasn't really felt like a new year this year, and I think that's something a lot of us are feeling. I think the lack of social life and the ongoing lockdown has just given everything this same continuous emotion. It's not a bad one, per say, but it's one that feels kind of difficult to describe. 

In fairness though, I am excited to see what 2021 brings. I took leaps in terms of work last year and I'm excited to see what further steps I can take too. I'm also anticipating normal life resuming, but I don't want to put too much pressure on that emotion. What ever happens, happens, you know?

As cliche as it is, and as many times it's been written on instagram this week, 2020 did teach me a lot of things. I learnt a lot about myself, gained confidence and also learnt about my relationships too - whether that be my friendships, family etc. I never thought that I'd say that spending months on end, locked inside with my family would make me appreciate them more, or be able to say that they haven't driven me that mad, but hey, here we are!

For me, 2021 is a year of taking what I experienced in 2020 and moving forward. It's a year where I feel like my self-belief can finally thrive and a year where I'll hopefully be able to keep pursuing what I love. 

I'm anxious to wave goodbye to the whirlwind of 2020 but I'm anticipating 2021 to be a better year, whether that involves more lockdowns or whether it means finally reuniting with my pals and my favourite Northern Quarter cafes. I guess, we'll see how it goes...

Happy New Year everyone!

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