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Leavers Party

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  Missguided Dress Primark Necklace New Look Shoes   Friday officially marked the end of sixth form with our leavers party. I had such a fabulous time and it's safe to say that everyone looked fabulous. In contrast to our year 11 prom this one was not as formal so everyone was dressed quite casually and I wanted something that I can wear again so I bought this beauty from Missguided and I love it so much as it's simple but can be glammed up with a statement necklace. I got mine from Primark for £4 and received many compliments on it throughout the night. It's sad to think that this is the last time that I will see a lot of people but it equally signifies the end of an era and a new beginning.   Have you had a prom recently?  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Sunday Post #8

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  So this week has been my first week blogging since I have finished my A-Levels and feels great to finally get back into blogging properly. This week I have tried to take as many pictures and write up as many blog posts as possible so I can keep on top of things and topped it all off with my sixth form leavers party/shindig/shenanigans which I will post about in the near future. Here is what I have been blogging this week:   Summer Essentials: Accessories - The second instalment of my summer essentials posts but this time it's accessories that complete my summer outfits.   Julep Plié Wand Launch - I was contacted by the lovely people are Julep to blog about the launch of the Plié wand which makes it so much easier to paint your nails as it gives you greater control over the brush and allows you to paint with your non-dominant hand - genius right?   T-shirt Dress and Sliders - Just a casual summer outfit featuring my bargain t-shirt dress from where else but Pr

Summer Essentials: Fashion ft. raise.com

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For my final installment of my summer essentials I obviously had to do my essential clothing items for summer. Raise.com recently contacted to participate in their 'Closet Swap' campaign which looks at how we change our wardrobe to get summer ready which fits in nicely with my summer essentials series.        Levi 501 Shorts  ( similar )   Shorts: Shorts are probably the most obvious Summer essential and it's just what people do in the summer isn't it? The first sign of it being higher than 10 degrees and bam the shorts are out. These are by far my favourite pair of shorts as they are just so easy to wear and match with anything. They are Levis that I got from a 'vintage' shop (lets face it they probably aren't vintage) about 4 years ago but you can find them in any vintage shop or on ebay. They have become a little bit big for me but it's nothing a belt can't fix. Shorts are just something easy to shove on without having to worry

T-shirt Dress and Sliders

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            T-shirt Dress - Primark (similar here )  Necklace - Tentative Decisions   Bag - Primark Sliders - H&M   You may be very shocked to actually see my bare-legged and without clear tights. You know it's warm when I 100% ditch the tights. I've always loved how other people look when they were big t-shirts as a dress but I have never really been able to pull it off because I am not exactly graceful and would definitely be prone to a lot of bum flashing which nobody wants to see - trust me. However I found this in Primark and it gives the same sort of look but it is specially designed so that you can wear it as a dress so it just has a nicer and more convenient fit. At £5 I couldn't resist. At first I was a bit unsure about the V-neck because I prefer to have my chest covered as, like I said, I'm not graceful so tend to flash my bra which some people don't like but this isn't too bad - no bra flashing as of yet.   I

Struggle Painting Your Nails? - Julep Plié Wand Launch

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I have to admit that before I was contacted to blog about the launch of the Plié Wand I had never heard of it but now I am kind of thinking that these people are geniuses for designing this product.  Julep's chief innovator, Jane Park (watch her video on the product here ), designed this product with the struggles of polishing your nails in mind. They use the analogy of how hard it would be to write with a pen the size of a pen lid so why struggle to paint your nails in the same way? The Plié Wand allows you to comfortably paint your nails and also makes it a whole lot easier to paint with your non-dominant hand so you don't have one hand that looks like a toddler did it. This really is revolutionary stuff guys, I'm telling you. I have so many issues with painting with my dominant hand because I'm just not very careful but this allows you to have more control and therefore have perfectly polished nails and it's no longer seen as a chore.     If you'

Summer Essentials: Accessories

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In my second instalment of my summer essentials is accessories. In the summer it can sometimes be difficult to stay looking fab when all you really want to do is put on a little pair of shorts and a small top because it's far too hot. Instead I find that accessories are key for staying glam when it's hot as it just adds a little bit of something to your outfit.  First of all, what is summer without a statement necklace? I got this New Look Leaf Necklace (£7.99)  for my birthday and I love how it can make a basic outfit look so much better with it's feathery/leafy style pendants which fits with the summer 'boho' (hate that term) or aztec trends and just completes the summer feel. When I am not really feeling the whole statement necklace vibe I opt for my crystal quartz necklace ( similar here ) from Tentative Decisions that I won the other year in a giveaway which is just simple but so pretty at the same time.   Sticking with the gold theme I

Stripes and Leather

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Top: H&M (old similar here ) // Skirt - H&M  (only £7) // Boots - Topshop // Rings - Primark  So this is the first outfit post I have blogged in what seems like a while and it's just something simple that I have been wearing lately. I admit I probably didn't need the tights but the skirt doesn't look that great on me without tights. I am loving stripes at the moment and want to own everything in stripes. I am currently eyeing up this striped tunic from Missguided. What do you guys think? Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Farewell A-Levels

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  So today is the day I have been dreaming about for what seems like a lifetime. Yep that's right, today I completed my final a-level exam. I cannot express how happy I am to be able to do nothing and not feel guilty for not revising. However I do feel lost. I have been revising for the past 6 months and now it feels like second nature. I am so pleased to have finished because now I am intend to sort out everything I own and in my life in general beginning with my blog.   Although I was posting during exam time all of my posts had been pre-planned and scheduled but posts came to a halt last week when I had run out of scheduled posts. But have no fear I am back with a crazy amount of post ideas and as you may have noticed a new blog design which I have been working on alongside my last few weeks of revision.   So ladies and gentlemen - keep your eyes open because I am back properly to blog away. (until September at least). Don't forget to like my Facebook  page a

Aromoatherapy Associates Hydrating Range

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Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Renewing Rose Cleanser £25 Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask £37 Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser £56 As you may have seen recently, Marie Clare have been had samples of the Aromatherapy Associates hydrating range free with one of their most recent issues and I snapped up the chance to try a new skincare range and I love a good freebie. I had never heard of this brand before so I did a bit of digging and it turns out that it is actually a pretty high end brand that specialises in aromatherapy spas located nationwide and in stores, including Liberty. Ooh fancy. I did also check out some of the prices and it is slightly (extremely) out of my price range but it did also increase my expectations of the quality of the products.   The cleanser is a sort of creamy cleanser and I decided to use it when double cleansing after using my Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water . You simply smooth of the fa

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Ever Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner

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L'oreal Hair Expertise Ever Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner I was running out of my usual shampoo and conditioner and was in need of something new so decided to purchase the L'Oreal Expertise Ever Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner which was on offer at my Local Tesco. They made it ever so difficult for me to choose the right one as they seem wholly incapable of putting the bottles next to the specially made signs telling you which hair type each product was designed for. I finally figured out that the ever sleek products are for normal-frizzy/coarse hair. I never really know what my hair type is but it does have a tendency to be a tad frizzy and snap quite easily so I thought this product would suit my hair well. Only after a few uses I have noticed a significant difference with it reducing the frizzyness and flyaways, which really bug me, and it leaves it feeling fluffier and stronger. The only issue I have, and it really is only a minor issue, is that the amazing smell