El Willmer

Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas Jumpers

Quite frankly if I could wear a jumper with reindeers, snowmen and sparkles on all year round then I certainly would but I'm not sure thats appropriate!
It's fair to say I love Christmas quite a lot and being able to dress up is just 10 times more fun at this time of year so I want to share my favourite jumper that I am going to wear this Christmas.

Lipsy is one of my all time favourite brands and I think if I could only wear one brand for the rest of my life then I think it would be Lipsy. I decided this year being able to be dressed up and comfy would be perfect and that's why I've gone for this red zip up hoodie.

The back is filled with sequins, gems and a silver reindeer, the front is simple but I love the added touch of the toggles being silver and red which looks just like candy cane!

What will you be wearing on Christmas Day?

Love El

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Is Coming

Christmas is officially, well and truly on its way so I'm guessing you've probably already put up your decorations!
I recently visited Baddesley Clinton, which you may have spotted that this building was mentioned in the BBC programme Gunpowder, and they have gloriously decorated every single room with beautiful dried flowers so I thought I'd share some very different, but very stunning, Christmas decs.

Love El

Monday, 31 July 2017

Homeware Touches

Does anyone else feel like such an 'adult' when they get excited about homeware?
(I say adult loosely, as I'm not quite sure I'm there yet or quite frankly ever will be!)
Homeware is such a brilliant way to make any room feel more cozy or to put your own touch on things, it's so important to make yourself feel comfortable in your own environment and these are some of my favourites to do just that.

The first way I love to make my room feel cozy is by adding cushions, I have far too many and even more when it comes to Christmas but I have no problem with that!
Cushions come in so many shapes, sizes and colours so guaranteed there'll be one out there you'll love, although do be careful about the prices as they can cost a fortune.
Some of the best places I have found have been Asda, House of Fraser and Cath Kidston. My two grey textured cushions in the image below turned out to be just £5 for the two from Primark! The cushion in front was £15 from the Cath Kidston store in Bicester Village, in the image below that I purchased the fluffy white cushion from the House of Fraser sale for £15 while my grandparents bought the matching throw for me.

Adding your own little trinkets from here and there is another fabulous way to add your own mark on a place, my mum bought me this stag head for Christmas the year before last from an antiques store in Bourton-on-the-Water and I really do adore it!
Although I eliminated scents from my room via fake flowers, I do love being able to choose my own scents to full the room, specifically from candles. This is another thing that can really vary in price and I love any but it isn't essential to splash out, Asda do some fantastic ones and I love Village Candle and of course Yankee Candle. (My candle holder is from the National Trust.) And if you don't fancy setting anything alight in your room then why not go for a room spray or potpourri (I have linked some of favourite places to go for those.)

What are some of your favourite homeware touches?

Love El

Monday, 19 June 2017

Good Hair Day

Good hair days...anyone else wish they happened more often?!
You treat your hair well and then it decides most of the time that it's going to be a giant frizz bomb or part on the side it shouldn't or it goes straight once you've curled it.

Well this was a hair day that did actually work out for me and I really liked the results so wanted to share this easy look with you!

First off I created the big bouncy curls by using the biggest attachment on my NuMe Lustrum set, to make this really simple just tie your hair up into a ponytail and then curl! Once all of the curls have cooled I like to them brush them out with a wide tooth come to make them more voluminous and sleeker.

I then grabbed a section from the crown of my head, that will become the section that you tie up. I knew that I wanted to be able to see the earrings I decided to wear so I kept adding more and more into the section, then tie it up with an elastic. After tying your hair up grab a stand from the underneath of the updo and tie it around the base to hide the hair band, then secure with a bobby pin.

To finish off the look I like to pull out some strands around the face to frame it better, and that's it! It's a great hairstyle to show off some beautiful earrings or to get the bulk of your hair away from your face.

Love El

Thursday, 15 June 2017

My Skincare Trio

I have realised that when it comes to my skincare, apart from when fighting those occasional pesky spots, I need a routine that is pretty gentle yet moisturising. I searched the internet high and low for information and research about what good quality skincare is out there, especially products that I can get hold of in the UK, and Neal's Yard popped up a lot. Of course I had heard of Neal's Yard before but never really looked into the brand, but after finding out about how natural their products are and that they are cruelty free I was even more intrigued.

When it comes to skincare I am pretty dubious as I have some pretty awful allergic reactions to skincare products that have left me with eczema and blisters around my mouth (it was even more grim then it sounds, resulting in courses of antibiotics and days off work). I don't really know what causes this and therefore am pretty wary. I've learnt that for me rehydrating products are what my skin craves the most and so the sound of Neal's Yard's Rehydrating Rose range sounded perfect for me. They have so many brilliant ranges and you can shop by your skin type, range or product on their website!
The toner is a new addition to my collection but I cannot wait to use it as the facial wash and moisturiser have been amazing for my skin. 
After using these products daily it is fair to say I have noticed a difference in my skin, it has a beautiful natural glow to it and (trying not to be too gross) my pores are no longer clogged! The first time I used these products, about 7 months ago, I was so shocked at how soft they made my skin, like an actual baby's bottom and that feeling has never gone.

Since using this as my daily morning skincare routine I have definitely had less spots, more moisturisation and so much glow to my skin. They may not be the cheapest skincare products on the market but you can see in the images how little the product has gone down in 7 months, so they are WELL worth the price tag.

These beautiful blue, glass bottles filled with luxurious products don't just look good on your shelf they really are pretty life changing for the skin, and I definitely can't see myself without them, EVER.

Have you ever tried Neal's Yard products before?

Love El

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Summer Fashion Wishlist

We have already had some beautiful weather but Summer isn't even officially here until the 21st June so that means I have done plenty of purusing online and in stores of all the beautiful clothes following the Summer trends! I wanted to share some pieces with you that I have already bought and some that I am lusting over.
Click on the images to follow the links.

Have you got your eyes on any pieces at the moment?

Love El
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