My Hopes for 2017

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I'm not really one for New Year's resolutions. I've never thought much of the idea of setting goals for the upcoming year which are often forgotten about by the end of January but like everyone I do reflect on what I've achieved in the year that's passed. 2016 was a good year but 2017 promises to be a pretty major one for me. Rather than making resolutions I decided to write a list of what I hope to have achieved in 2017 and open it this time next year to see how many goals I accomplished - if I don't lose it, that is. I don't want to share the whole list at present, but I thought I would briefly talk through some of my hopes and plans for this year and perhaps inspire others looking to do something similar. 

2017 is the year that I will graduate after 3 years of studying Fashion Management. The years have flown past and I can't believe I will shortly begin my Final Major Project then my time at university will be over come summer. Those who know me well know how conscientious I am and therefore how important it is to me to work hard over these next few months to achieve the outcome I want regarding my degree. 

Closely linked to my previous point, I am currently beginning to look for employment upon finishing university. I would love to find a job within branded womenswear buying or luxury wholesale in 2017 and am focused on putting my all into every job application. I'm not ruling out doing more internships but it would be amazing to get a paid full-time job once I graduate, which would also most likely mean moving out - two exciting prospects for the new year. It's a tough process but remaining optimistic and determined is definitely key. 

Facetox Detoxifying Facemask Review

Long time, no blog. Let's be real, I could start every blog post with that phrase but I actually have a number of valid excuses lately. In short: at the end of my summer break in September I started interning with Temperley London again for a month then a few days after returning from Paris with them I went straight back to begin my final year at university, which I had already missed a week of. As you can imagine, it's taken a lot of caffeine for me to keep up lately. I was warned final year would be intense and so far it's lived up to it's expectations - I've cried actual tears which is highly unusual for me. The amount of spare time I get is minimal and in my current state I like to spend it either making money or sleeping, so blogging has been at the back of my mind. I've missed it though and today I'm back with a post about skincare which nicely ties in with the backstory I've just shared. 

My skin hasn't been looking great lately. During my internship numerous late nights resulted in a lot of make up wipes rather than the proper cleansing my skin is used to. Since, I've managed to maintain my skincare routine but stress seems to be getting the better of me and I have experienced clogged pores and the occasional minor breakout. At times like this I'm always looking for facemasks which will detoxify my skin and give it the extra attention it needs, plus they're extremely relaxing to do on a Sunday evening after a busy week.

NYFW SS17 Favourites

I genuinely can't believe it's that time of year again where the various fashion weeks are upon us - well, now they're nearly over since I'm so late posting this but hey... It feels like only yesterday I was trawling through images from the SS16 catwalks for my uni assignment and here I am now obsessing over SS17. For a girl who loves Autumn/Winter fashion, I sure have been converted to loving Spring collections these past few seasons - and this one is no different. Here we have my favourites from New York's runways:

A long-time favourite of mine, Marissa Webb's collections are the epitome of wearable fashion for the modern woman. This season her selection of textures, prints and colours worked harmoniously with darker jackets toughening up silk and lace while brights contrasted with pure white. Tie-up waists seen on skirts and trousers (the leather options are my personal favourites) and ruffles provided the most flattering silhouettes. Not forgetting to mention how pretty the make up look was, too. Webb continues to impress me season after season. 

Cushnie et Ochs's SS17 collection didn't sway from their signature style that I love, consisting of easy evening dresses and wide leg trouser and crop top combos. If you don't like the cut-out or cold shoulder trend this isn't one for you, but the garment shapes which nod towards the 70s are what attract me to this collection. The looks appear feminine, effortless and breezy yet still glamorous. One of my favourite pieces is the pink jumpsuit but there are many other red-carpet worthy contenders too.

Recent Beauty Buys

I received a late birthday present from my auntie and thought I would share it with you along with a recent beauty purchase I made as the products were too pretty that it would be a crime not to photograph them. I haven't purchased any make up myself for a while as I've tried to cut down and use up the products I already own first, instead focusing more on skincare as I'm desperate to find a routine that suits me, but it's always nice to receive make up as a gift.