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For the last year or so I have been questioning my blogging choices. I love it but it’s changed so much. People no longer want to see a blog post with a nail polish review and I no longer want to write those sort of posts. But what do I want to write?

I started my blog a long time ago, I was 17 or 18, still taking my A-Levels and the whole blogosphere was a new thing. I am so proud that it has become my full-time and although I love it, I am also a little out of love. I’m really struggling with a direction for this blog and I think you’ll probably get a little less beauty.

I am no longer the 18-year-old girl that could only afford drugstore lipstick and Barry M nail polishes, although I still love these things there’s so much more I want to share and I’m going to start writing A Little Obsessed about whatever I fancy writing about. I think you’ll get the usual beauty posts, teamed with a little bit of fashion, a dash of travel and all held together with my thoughts and experience- and I hope you’ll stay for the ride.

This blog is going to longer be defined as a beauty blog but a whatever-I-feel-like-writing-about blog. I feel like we’ve all grown up over the last seven years and hopefully, we’ll all enjoy the change. I just want to fall in love with blogging again, properly. And I’m really hoping this change will help as I’m not okay with only blogging once a month. It is also worth noting though that I love YouTube and I want to make lots more content there too and any support you can show there would mean a whole lot to me!(link here)
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Let’s talk a little about my outfit from last week…

Now, the reason I am not a proper fashion blogger (amongst other reasons) is that I just can’t get outfit photos shot quickly enough and rely on my boyfriend with zero photo experience to take all my images. I am actually not sure any of these items are in stock but fingers crossed as I love each individual item in the look.

I’ve been wearing this grey coat all winter and I love it! It’s perfect to dress up any outfit, it’s long enough that it keeps me quite warm and the colour goes with almost everything. It is from New Look but no longer available but they have this similar option which I love.

This culotte jumpsuit is really versatile and I think I’ll be wearing it into spring and summer, the bra underneath is from ASOS and has been getting a lot of love recently, I love the harness detail and it was super affordable from ASOS in their bigger bust range.
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grey 3Onto accessories, love these shoes however I get awful back pain wearing them, there is something about chunky heels that my back doesn’t like. Stilettos are fine- chunky, usually more comfortable heels, it hates, therefore I’m sadly going to have to retire these, even though I love them!

And finally, my new Marc B bag which someone initially thought was Chanel! I love a good quilted back, there so classic and timeless! This one is really affordable and the perfect size for everyday use.

I haven’t blogged in so long that pressing the publish button is making me far more anxious than it should, but hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Let me know what your favourite pieces in your wardrobe have been this winter in the comments.

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Today’s post is the second instalment of offers this week, but it’s time to get serious and down to the best Black Friday deals!

Amazon- HERE
Amazon have great bargains, some of my absolute faves are on offer.
My favoruite portable charger, Sex & the City Box Set and so much more! Check out the beauty page here

ASOS-HERE
20% off everything with the code GOGOGO
I expected a slightly higher discount from ASOS but it’s still a great place to pick up your Christmas presents. They have great watches, accessories, and have a gift gudie edit here.

Boohoo- HERE
50% off no code needed
Boohoo is at a great price point to begin with but the extra 50% off makes it a steal. If you’re on a budget they have great evening pieces.

Boots- HERE
Really great beauty offers! The Babyliss Curl Secret is 1/3 off, they have lots of discounted gift sets and the No7 Light Up Mirror for just £19.99. My top pick though, has to be the Real Techniques Mega Set, out of stock online but I would hunt this down instore if I had a friend that wanted brushes for Christmas- it’s an amazinnggg deal!

Feelunique-HERE
15% off using code MAKEITMAGIC and more deals here

Glamorous- HERE
40% Off using code BF40, perfect for partywear!

Lookfantastic-HERE
20% off using code LFBLACK
Check out my video here for an unboxing and all the best deals

Missguided- HERE
50% off with code GOGOGO

Monica Vinader- HERE
30% off selected lines
If you’re buying Christmas presents you have to check out their sale

New Look-HERE
Up to 50% off on selected lines! New Look is my absolute favourite clothing store at the moment, check out my recent haul to see what I’ve been picking up.

Office-HERE
20% off all purchases using code: WONDER

OSKIA- HERE
20% off full sized product and all proceeds go to Evelina’s Children’s Hospital.

Pretty Little Things-HERE
50% off everything!!

Public Desire- HERE
30% off using code: Cyber30

Superdrug- HERE
If you were thinking of giving Black Friday a miss then I’d still recommend you check if your daily essentials are on offer, I’ve recently been using the Olay 2-in-1 Hydration + SPF15 Lightweight Lotion which is a great everyday moisturiser for anyone that doesn’t want anything too heavy and it’s currently better than half price!. Superdrug is also the place to pick up great Tanya Burr. Zoella and Makeup Revolution Gift.

The White Company- HERE

West Elm-HERE
up to 60% off selected items

Whistles- HERE
25% off selected items

I’ll be updating this over the next three days so keep checking back for amazing offers and let me know which offers you find in the comments.

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Black Friday seems to have come earlier than I expected this year and I’ve seen sales go up since last week so I thought I better start sharing my tips & the best deals.

Let’s start with my tips, I don’t have too many and they’re pretty basic…

1. Know what you want
You have to be quick on Black Friday so knowing what you want makes everything much easier. Have a browse on your favourite websites and save the products you want or make a list of everything you would like to buy.

2. Have an action plan
Prioritise what you want and start there, if you’re planning to just have a browse on some websites/ in some stores, keep them to last as they’ll slow you the most.

3. Find the best deals
Sometimes it’s good to look around, for example; if you’re after a camera or a branded bag which is available from a variety of stores have a look around to see which one has the best offer one.

4. Start your Christmas shopping
Christmas is 4 weeks away, FOUR WEEKS! Start your Christmas shopping now and save yourself some £££. There are some fabulous gifts going on offer this Friday which i can’t tell you about yet but check back Friday and I’ll tell you all about them!

5. Arrive early
Whether you’re braving the stores (and if you are you’re far braver than I am!) or you’re shopping online arrive early. I’ll be staying up until midnight for the start of most of the sales and I recommend you do the same. If you’re heading in-store, find out what time it opens and aim to be there within the first hour or so, there’s no point getting there after all the products have been bought.

6. Don’t forget about Cyber Monday
If your favourite store hasn’t gone on sale on Friday don’t be disheartened, some stores only release their online offers on Monday for Cyber Monday.

7. Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale
It’s so tempting to buy something because it’s a good offer but if you don’t need it or really want it, don’t buy it. It’s not a good offer, that’s a waste of money.

Now remember some of these are ‘warm-up sales’ and are likely to have better offers on in a few days, but here’s what has already started…

ASOS-HERE
Up to 50% Off Winter clothing, the perfect time to pick up a winter coat, I’m in love with this Parka and this beautiful pink coat

Boots- HERE
I suspect they’ll have more offers coming Friday but next week’s star buy (starts tomorrow) is the Sanctuary Make a Wish Gift Set, usually £45, is £23 and my absolute dream Black Friday pick is the Real Technique Brushes which have been reduced from £100 to just £40. £40 for 10 brushes and two sponges, what a steal!

Feelunique-HERE
They’re running different deals daily, so check out their Black Friday page here, I’ve spotted the This Works Pillow spray which is 25% off

Glamorous- HERE
40% Off using code VIP40, perfect for partywear!

Lookfantastic-HERE
18% off using code RUSH and lots of discount codes here but bare in mind that the ‘Black out is coming’

New Look-HERE
Up to 50% off on selected lines! New Look is my absolute favourite clothing store at the moment, check out my recent haul to see what I’ve been picking up.

Office-HERE
20% off all purchases using code: WONDER , perfect excuse to pick up a new pair of Nikes.

Pretty Little Things-HERE
24% off everything Code: Cyber24 They have your Kylie-esque wardrobe covered here.

The White Company-HERE
20% Off Candles & Fragrance as well as 30% off robes & slippers and they make great gifts!

West Elm-HERE
up to 40% off selected items, I’ll take one of everything pleaseee.

So since it’s still a few days until Black Friday keep checking this post for update sale codes and links but on Friday at Midnight I shall be sharing both a video and blog post with all my must-have amazing deals and trust me, there are some you don’t want to miss!

PS. let me know if you find any other great offers or if you’re having any issues with the code/links I featured

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It still surprises me how early on in the year Beauty Advent Calendars are released and how quickly they sell out. I made a whole video about them in October but if that was a little too early for you I thought I would recap on the ones which are still available.

Ciate London Mini Mani Month- HERE
Perfect for any nail polish lover, it’s one of the original beauty advent calendars. It’s filled with eighteen mini paint pot polishes and even includes some exclusive shades, perfect to add a pop of colour to your December.

Sanctuary The Let Go Days Of Christmas HERE
I can’t believe how affordable this one is and if you don’t want to stretch to the average £50+ for a beauty advent calendar then this one is fab. I love the mixture of items behind the doors; everything from body cream to cookie cutters.

NYX Professional Makeup Advent Calendar- HERE
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed by this one as you only get eyeshadows and Soft Matte Lip Creams. I’m not too excited about the eyeshadows but actually, can’t wait to start wearing the Lip Creams as there are lots of different shades for me to try. They’re also adorable makeup minis, which makes everything better.

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendars – HERE
This year The Body Shop has three different Advent Calendar offerings, ranging in price. They’re great for anyone that prefers bath & body to makeup but still wants a little makeup. I’m also a huge fan of the boxes instead of the doors as it keeps the box looking nice all the way until Christmas. I had this one last year and I loved it, lots of fab minis which I ended up saving for travel. Little tip: you are supposed to turn the boxes around once you’ve opened them to reveal an image/message at Christmas.

ASOS Beauty Extras Calendar- HERE
Not the most festive packaging but really blogger-esque with the marble print packaging. The brands inside are great and it’s at a good price point too. Inside you can find Philosophy, Elemis, Nuxe and more!

NUXE 10 Beauty Treasures- HERE
A little smaller than the other calendars as it only has 10 doors but it’s a must-have for anyone looking for a beautiful but paraben-free, eco-friendly calendar.

Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas- HERE
My younger cousin actually got this one recently and is so excited! It’s a great one for any younger teenage girls and it’s far more affordable than most especially as it’s currently Superdrug’s star buy at only £12! Inside there are nail polishes, lip glosses and glitter pots- great for someone starting off in makeup.

M&S Beauty & Advent Calendar- HERE
Saving the best until last, you might have to do a little hunting around for this one but the website suggests that they’re still available and that they’ll be getting more online. The M&S advent calendar has to be my pick of the lot! It fairly affordable at £35 (with a £35 spend), is a great fun design and most importantly has some great brands and products!

Can you believe autumn is just a few weeks away? It’s actually really starting to feel like it here in London and I’m really look forward to layering up with shades of rust, suede dresses and knee high boots. Below is my dream wardrobe for the following season, let me know what would be in yours in the comments!

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