Introduction to Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard Remedies

I’ve been focusing in on creating a skincare routine and have compiled a few pieces. My last post about L’Occitane was the first step and the second is Neal’s.

I was on my way to Frome when mum said there was a Neal’s Yard factory store on our route so we stopped into the store and bought a whole bunch of stuff.

We tried the infused tea and lemonade then perused the shelves for goodies.

Mum bought a bag full of hand cream and I of course got face stuff because I want to stay looking 23 for as long as possible. I picked the Orange Flower Facial oil, a Be Lovely Bath and Shower Gel, an Orange Flower Facial Wash  and a few other bits.

I really love the vibe of Neal’s, the lady behind the counter really talked with passion about the products and answered my questions and I learnt a little too. Apparently Neal’s use blue bottles to preserve to products the blue deflects the sun so Neal’s don’t have to add preservatives into their products.

I’m really sold on Neal’s and can’t wait to have glowing skin.

Have you guys tried Neal’s? What’s your favourite product? what should I get next?

I wore

Pink Shirt – Zara

Jeans – Primark

Denim Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Shoes – Next

Bag – Vintage

 

Amelia xxx

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Details: Metallic Hair Clips

Did you ever wear bright coloured clips in your hair when you were younger? I know I did, I think I still have them. But I feel that 23 is just a little two old to be wearing glittery pink butterflies or dangly beads in my hair. I found the prefect alternative and wore them in my hair while out with my mum for the day.

We walked around Ashley Cross in Poole. Which looks like a little stars hollow and stopped for a piece of cake at The Dancing Moose

A tea and a coffee with millionaire shortbread to share

Back to the Clips –

I braided my hair like normal and pushed them into the twists and there you have it. They are still add that element of fun but with a little more sophistication. The different metals are so chic. To finish I added my Purple shades, I felt like i was giving off Anastacia vibes and I loved it.

Clips – Oliver Bonas || Purple shades – Romwe Available in pink and yellow

Thank you for reading

Amelia XO.

Valentines Day Burger | Bournemouth

Valentines day 17 burger lunch with Hayden at 7 Bone in Bournemouth. 7 Bone holds a special place for him and I. It’s one of our celebration places, I think the first Valentines with him is cause for celebration.

This sleeveless blouse is covered in palm leaves and it’s prefect. Paired with the usual black jeans and a hoodie, Bournemouth is COLD! More black with the patent loafers and made a little special with an ear cuff

The best type of valentines day ootd.

Blouse – Kaliko (dress)

Jeans – New Look

Hoodie – Hayden’s (Either Topshop or Burton)

Ear Cuff –  Topshop

Nail Polish – Re:So

Christmas Tree and Table 16

I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas  spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.

I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?

Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.

The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.

Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.

Love Amelia, XO.

Winter Ball

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce hosted a Winter Wonderland Ball. My parents have been to a few balls but this year i wanted to go, so we booked a table and started hunting for dresses.

The Winter Wonderland Ball was held at the Cumberland Hotel – Bournemouth 

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I forwent the traditional dessert of Christmas pudding and custard for a chili and chocolate cheesecake, which was delicious. Followed by a cheese board and coffee.dsc_0034 dsc_0035 dsc_0037 dsc_0038 dsc_0039 dsc_0040

I wore

Dress –  Dessy – Similar

Shoes – New Look ( Old)

Clutch – TK-Maxx ( Valentino )

Jewellery – Why Similar 

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO.

Vintage jacket in Athelhampton

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Around Christmas time Dorset comes to life with fairs and events all over the county. Dorset Food and Drink came to Athelhampton House. We wandered the tents looking for Dorsetshire foods and drinks. All the stall holders were locals showing off their craftsmanship. We ate artisan marshmallows, sausage rolls, sampled some alcohol. We tried a “chimney cake” or Kürtőskalács, it was so delicious.

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After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.

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I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Deichmann

Top – old similar 

Jacket – similar 

Bag – here

Scarf – old similar

Harry Paye Day 2016

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Harry Paye day is an annual event held on Poole Quay every year on the 18th June, but I’ve only been this year. You dress up as a pirate and have a laugh with your friends while you raise some money for local charities.

I pulled on my boots and bandana and dashed to meet my friend before everything finished. I made it just in time to watch the last band play and eat an ice-cream.

It’s amazing that you can pull a costume together with a tan belt, lose shirt, knee high boots and a bandana.

Bandana – Similar 

boots – similar 

jeans – New Look

coat – Long Tall Sally

belt – Similar and beautiful

shirt – Topshop  similar, similar 

bag – Calvin Klein  similar  (sale)

Thanks for reading The Curly Haired Girl!

Love, Amelia xx.

70’s Stripes

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My outfit looked so much better without my Long Tall Sally coat, but I knew that I needed it for walking around Poundbury. English weather is unpredictable to say the least. The last time I came to Poundbury there were half the building there are now, which is super odd.  DSCN1651 DSCN1650 DSCN1649 DSCN1661 DSCN1666 DSCN1667

We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade

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They are ‘purveyors of super lovely things’ which is exactly what the store is filled with. I want everything they have. The framed art and home-wear are my favourites. Find them online here

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Trying to hide from the rain we ducked in and out of shops, and looking at all the pretty houses. We found a little cafe around the corner from Yard, called Bramble.

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The 70’s shirt is a H&M find that has been on the blog before. I just love the colour and the flowing sleeves. This time I took of the belt as went for a relaxed look.

I wore

shirt – H&M alternatives – here, here, here

jeans – New Look

shoes – Next (similar)

coat – Long Tall Sally (similar)

bag – Lulu Guinness

necklace- Kate Spade

Thank you for reading.

Amelia, XO!

Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉

Blogger Brunch Date

When a friend decides to take the plunge and start blogging, i think it’s only right to celebrate. One such friend is Blogger Luce, we used to go to school together and I can’t wait to see her blog expand and develop.

Our celebration took us to Camden Bar and Kitchen in Ashley Cross. They also hold an open mic night which is very popular, I’ve been to watch once of twice on a Monday. But we decided that brunch was the best option seeing as we are ‘grown ups’. DSCN1455

We headed for a window table ( natural light for all the photo taking) and a lovely waitress greeted us as soon as out bottoms hit the seats. I knew what I wanted pretty quickly (going out the night before will do that to you) Lucy nano seconds behind.

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I always thought I was more of an eggs Benedict girl, but the eggs florentine was so delicious, the lightly salty spinach with the creamy egg balanced out against the hollandaise. DSCN1454

After devouring our food we chatted about life, Lucy’s new camera, our futures….

We paid, chatted to the lovely waitress and headed out into the glorious sunshine to put Lucy’s new camera to use with outfit photos.

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All the outfit photos were in my last post here.

There are two Camdens in the Poole area one in Ashley Cross and the other in Westbourne, If you’re not in the mood for brunch head over for a pulled pork wrap or a steak wrap ( they are so delicious) or head there for a night out and grab yourself a tea pot cocktail.

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO

Bowling

This Easter mum, Soraya and I went bowling at Bowlplex in Tower Park. I can’t remember the last time I went, I’m pretty sure It was for a birthday party. We dashed over to the lanes and prepared to try and thrash each other with a game.

The best part of bowling for me is when it’s disco time and all the lights go down the music turns up and it’s bowling party time!! This is what we arrived to, I was so into it. I do love a black light.

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Can we just take a moment to look at all the pretty colours and lights.

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I know I’m not the best bowler, but I’m extremely competitive. Amazingly I won!

If you’re bored over Easter get on over to an alley and get your game on!! Also students are discounted if you have a valid NUS card. You’re really never to old for bowling.

Thanks for reading.

Love, Amelia XO