New Season Key Pieces (+ COMPETITION)

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I wanted to share with you some of the transitional pieces I recently picked up for Spring. I am totally loving pastel colours at the moment including yellow and mint green (two colours I would normally shy away from in all circumstances!) and they make me feel happy knowing that winter is finally over and I can look forward to the warmer months. However summer is a long way off and it’s still not swimsuit weather so I’ve chosen some key pieces in pretty pastel colours which are great for layering on colder days with tights, leggings and cardi’s but will be easy to wear on warmer days too.

Pastel T-Shirts (Peacocks)
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These are great to throw on to brighten up an otherwise boring outfit and super easy to wear dressed up or down.

A Transitional Cami (Peacocks)
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I love the print of this cami top and it works equally well teamed with jeans and a cardigan and tucked into shorts and skirts.

The Vintage Style Scarf (Peacocks)
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I love this colour and texture combination so much. This is a great staple to have as it’s pretty and practical for chilly mornings.

The Dainty Tea Dress (Not On the High Street)


This dress is so pretty – it’s great over tights and worn with a blazer on colder days or on it’s own as a day dress when it’s sunnier.

Colourful Trainers (Shoezone)
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These pumps are so comfy and an absolute bargain to create a pop of spring colour.

The Statement Necklace (Cord And Bar Collar – Miss Selfridge)

Chunky jewellery is a must this season and looks really fab with collared and lower cut tops alike.

Milkshake Nails – (Ciaté Paint Pots, Strawberry Milkshake, Ciaté Paint Pots, Pepperminty, Ciaté Paint Pots, Cookies & Cream, Ciaté Paint Pots, Doll’s House)

These pastel polishes from Ciaté are an easy way to update to a spring look – subtle, pastel and nude, I can’t decide which is my favourite colour but they are super easy to wear and apply.

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If you want to win one of these lovely spring pieces, comment below with your favourite item for a chance to win it!

Extra entries available:
Follow me on twitter (@liz_randell) and tweet me with your favourite item and the hashtag #SpringTG

Like the facebook page and leave a comment of your favourite item on the competition post.

Open to UK residents only.

Competition ends 10pm Easter Sunday (20th April) when one winner will be selected at random from all valid entries and contacted shortly afterwards to arrange delivery of their prize.

Prize will be one item unless the favourite item is ‘pastel t-shirts’ whereby the prize is all three colours – yellow, mint and pink. Nail colours are individual and only one will be given as a prize. Please state favourite COLOUR if this is your favourite item you would like to win.

**At time of posting the transitional cami top and vintage scarf from Peacocks are both unavailable. In the event you choose one of these items as your favourite and the item is still unavailable at end of competition, a £10 Love2shop gift voucher will be given in it’s place.**

Maximum 3 entries per person, (1x each blog comment, twitter and facebook entries).

Good Luck!

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My Make-up Collection and Storage

I love seeing blog posts and youtube videos about people’s make-up storage. And there’s nothing more satisfying than getting organised and having a make-up spring clean. I’ve needed to have a cull for SO long as I forget about products that I do truly love and it’s lovely to rediscover some old favourites. After a bit of searching online I found a storage system that works for me and to make things a little different today I filmed a video to give you a sneak peek into my make-up collection. Enjoy!

*Disclaimer: Yes, I own a lot of make-up. I’m the first to admit it’s a lot of products but to some people it might be loads or hardly anything by way of comparison. I do a lot of work with beauty brands so I get sent a fair few samples. Equally I buy a lot even though I don’t need them, it’s an entirely irrational want for pretty things! Anyhow I’m not trying to ‘show off’ how many products I’ve got or how much I may have spent *hangs head*, I just happen to like make-up products and thought this might be a nice way to show how I like to organise them as inspiration. I hope it is :D

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World Book Day Tag

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I’ve been trying to read so much more this year. Not only was it one of my new years resolutions to finish reading a particular book – more on that later – but also part of my Day Zero Project was to finish reading all the books on my bookshelf – the one’s that have been sitting in plain view for many months and that I look at each evening before I turn my attention back to the TV. Yup, those books.

Now that I’ve rekindled my love for reading I wanted to do the world book day tag which I saw on Bex’s blog ‘Futures‘ and thought it had some great questions to answer.

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1. If you were stranded on a desert island with one book to last you the rest of your life, what would it be?
I really want to say the dictionary here because I am so changeable and don’t think one story would keep me satisfied so I could learn new words and make my own story up!

2. Which book changed your life?
Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It altered my perception on the dynamics of human behaviour.

3. What was the first book that made you cry?
I honestly can’t remember, it would probably have been over something terribly important at the time like the babysitters club or sweet valley high. More recently it was The Nanny Diaries.

4. What was the last book you read that completely baffled you?
I’m currently working my way through The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and it’s super confusing. There are so many characters and time seems to skip back and forth really easily. I’m trying to persevere and I aim to finish it sometime this year!

5. What’s your favourite novel?
Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Although I do love both Sister and Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton, it would be a tough call.

6. What’s your favourite non-fiction book?
I’m not really into reading non-fiction so for me it has to be a cookery book! My go-to cooking bible is The Cooking Book by Victoria Blashford-Snell – particularly for the guides on cooking techniques.

7. Have you ever read a book you loved so much that you refused to watch the film?
I refused to watch the Harry Potter films for a long time as I loved the books and always find films rarely match up to your own expectations or imagination. When the last film came out I caved and watched them all but I still don’t like them very much.

8. What is your favourite way to read a book?
In bed, with a cup of tea or a hot chocolate. In summer, on a sun lounger with a cocktail, preferably on a beach or by the pool on holiday!

9. What’s at the top of your ‘to-read’ list?
I’m currently reading The Portable Door by Tom Holt but after that my next choice is Fractured by Karin Slaughter. I’m in the mood for mysteries.

10. Finally: if you had to dress up as a character for World Book Day, who would you choose?
I remember dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood at primary school for World Book Day. As an adult I’d probably choose Miss Honey from Matilda or Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Books by Sophie Kinsella. That way I’d get to spend the day shopping and looking fab!

I tag everyone that reads this to do the World Book Day tag! What books would you recommend?

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