Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer Staple

Dear Readers,

I know this post is long overdue as I have not kept to my 'every Wednesday' rule, where I always post a new feature weekly; so for any of you organised readers out there I am very, very sorry! But, as I always like to think, 'its better late than never'! Anyways, onto the important stuff now... So, I thought I would talk to you all about my new style LOVE of the week, or even the month! It has to be high-waisted pastel jeans. Many of you trendy people out there may be cursing me right now, saying how this is such a simple and staple item that everybody already has; however, for those of you who don't own a pair, I am going to convert you and you will buy them (I hope)!

I first came across my favourite pair in Topshop (of course!), as I always find that their jeans fit really nicely and comfortably on my rather short legs.. My favourite pair out of the Topshop collection has to be the 'Moto Pale Pink Joni Jeans'. These jeans are extremely flattering for those of you with enviably small waists, however, for those with larger hips (like me urhh) these are uber concealing and are very good at tricking the eye. Not only do they sit at the perfect area on your body, but they also provide an optical illusion by elongating your legs. The pale pink colour is just perfect for summer, and is a little more fun than the bog-standard pair of white jeans. In an ideal world I would co-ordinate these with a little cropped crotchet vest, possibly white, or even combine it with a loose fitting and dark shirt; as this will really complement the tightness and subtle colour of the jeans, as well as making your legs look lovely and slim.
At £36 I think this pair, and others like it, are a bargain and a must-have for summer! So, if you are also living in England and are getting bored of still trudging round in your black jeans and a hoodie, just hoping for the sun to come out, how about a compromise with these jeans?!

I hope I have persuaded you all to grab yourselves a pair! I have left the link below to the main website. Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think + whether you have been persuaded!

Have a lovely weekend, dear readers.

Lots of love,
Kiki Boho xxx

PS. A brief little note... In the very near future I am planning to upload my own 'Outfit of the Day' with pictures etc and I would like to know whether this is something you would all like to see/read about?! Let me know, by leaving a comment, if you would!

Topshop website:

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My Daily Skin Care Regime

Dear Readers,

Today I thought I'd rave to you all about my beauty regime, which, I honestly (hand on heart), will stick to forever. I'm constantly trialling and testing out new products on my skin, but I've truly found the answer to clear and soft skin!
Ok, so firstly I start my cleansing my skin and removing any make-up etc. For this I use 'Bioderma'. Now, I'm ashamed to admit that I am EXTREMELY late to jump on the band-wagon for this product, however, now I've found it I will be using it for a long time to come. Bioderma is so effective as it has the consistency of water, yet it removes everything with one wipe with a cotton-wool pad. Next, I use the 'Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer'. This is so quick to use and it has a little nozzle so you can simply spray it all over your face and neck. I love this product because it's just so refreshing and has such a pure scent consisting of rose-scented geranium, cucumber and calendula; not to mention that it is just perfect to take abroad for hot countries! 
Last, but certainly not least, is my 'La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo', which I have to admit is my favourite beauty item of all time. This cream acts as a moisturiser as well as a spot-treatment. The consistency is quite thin and dries very fast, so it acts as a great make-up base. I use this every morning and night and apply it to my T-zone, or any places on my face that look like a horrible zit is going to soon emerge. 

Although this last product is not part of my daily regime, I do use it occasionally (usually once or twice a week), especially if I've had a particurly busy and tiring day, and I really feel in the mood for treating myself! The product I use is the 'Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask' by Elemis. When applied the cream itself is quite thin in consistency, but dries rather quickly on the skin to form a clay-coloured mask. My favourite thing about this mask is the light scent of strawberry and kiwi fruit, which almost makes me want to eat it! (But please don't do this!) This mask has fantastic results, and I really noticed them after about three weeks of using the product. After this time my skin felt a lot smoother and looked more glowy and dewy; so I would definitely recommend it. When I use this I cleanse my face before hand, with the bioderma, and then apply the mask to my dry face and leave for about 10-15 mins; after which I wash off with warm water and carry on with my normal daily skin regime.

I hope you all try all or at least one of these products and gain the benefits I have from them! Let me know what a difference these products have made to your skin and  please leave me comments below! Also, please let me know if there are any products you think I should try in my skin-care regime, or any products you would like to me to review, I am completely open to suggestions! I have left the links for the products below. Enjoy!

Until next week, my lovely readers. 
Happy Summer!

Lots of love,

Kiki Boho xxx


Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer: (This is the regular bottle, as they didn't have the spritzer on the website)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask:

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Music love of the week: 5SOS

Dear Readers,

This is just a brief post to fill you all in on my recent music crush, '5 Seconds of Summer' or, '5SOS'. Hopefully many of you will have already been  introduced to this Australian band, but just in case you haven't I thought I'd fill you all in! 5SOS began as a trio where they did covers of songs and posted them on YouTube, however, since gaining their fourth member, the (very cute) drummer Ashton, they have taken the internet by storm and were even hand-picked by the famous One Direction and are currently on tour with the  5 1D lads. So, in case any of you are having that 'bluesy' week or you simply need a quick pick me-up I have left links below to some of my favourite songs and covers by 5SOS. 
Hopefully you will love them as much as I do...

Anyway, until next time.

Lots of love,

Kiki Boho xxx

Heartbreak Girl:

Try Hard:

Cover of 'We Are Young':

Minkpink crush

Dear Readers,

I thought I'd share with you all today my recent purchases from my new love, 'minkpink'. To give you all a brief history 'minkpink' initially began in 2005 where they took Australia by storm; since then they have become international on the fashion scene and have even been taken up by one of the most prestigious online fashion stores, 'asos'. When scrolling through asos, for my daily dose of fashion and for a cheeky bit of online shopping, I came across minkpink for the first time. I am, admittedly, a very much 'dress' girl, in that I fall weak at the knees when I come across a pretty, summery dress; so when I stumbled across this 'Helping Hand' smock dress from the brand minkpink I just had to purchase it! At £55 I was quite cautious as to whether I REALLY needed another dress, but after its' arrival, I was definitely satisfied. The picture below just does not give this dress enough credit. The cut-out shoulders are completely on trend at the moment and give this dress its 'summery vibe'. The soft pleats in the skirt of the dress really help to complement the waist as well as give the dress that cutesy girly edge. On top of this, the electric blue colour gives just the pop of colour an outfit needs for summer to brighten these gloomy England days!

The printed hands on the dress resembling the Buddha hand just give this cute dress its vintage twist, which the brand minkpink is famous for. 

I would urge you all to get on that minkpink website straight away and drool over their vintage, chic and distinctive dresses. I have left links below for the dress I purchased, as well as the main minkpink website. 

Please leave me a comment below if you have any suggestions for blog posts and please follow me for a weekly dose of fashion revelations, reviews and general 'pick me-ups'!

See you all very soon.

Lots of love,

Kiki Boho xxx


Helping Hand Smock Dress:
Minkpink official website:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Summer 'pop' colour jackets

Dear Readers,

Although Summer is already upon us, for those living in England it is not quite the 'summer' and 'sun' that other places have. So all you fellow citizens of the UK will know exactly how I feel when I say it is still necessary for the occasional jumper or jacket (or even both), despite the season. Although many would think its' ever so slightly strange to be wrapped up in a jacket in summer, hopefully you will be converted when I give you a taster of these trending colour 'pop' jackets (as I like to call them!) 
I am a confessed Topshop-aholic and when I came across their new range of 'Notch Neck' Jackets with  their beautiful cut around the neck and their eye-catching colour, I just had to have one. My favourite, out of all of the Topshop collection is the rather daring 'Fluro Pink' colour. What I loved the most about this jacket after my purchase of it, was the fantastic tailoring. For £55 I found this rather a bargain as not only have I worn it with high waisted black skinny jeans, in order to smarten up a night-time outfit, but I've also worn it with a floaty white chiffon dress as a day outfit. The cut around the neck was very flattering and really helps to define your face and jaw. Not only this, but the jacket was very light in weight meaning that it did not feel like I was layering upon layers, but it just added quite a nice touch and also a little 'pop' of colour to brighten the outfit! 

However, I've realised many of you may not feel quite so brave on an average weekday to wear such a bright colour, and so I've found another favourite (again from my beloved Topshop) for the summer season. This jacket has a very different cut from the previous, in that it has less definition around the face and neck, but rather hangs a bit more loosely. But I simply fell in love with the embellishment and the beautiful beading patterns. Also, this 'Cropped Beaded' jacket means it has a good length for emphasising the waist and also for those high-waisted skirts, trousers and shorts that many of you, I am sure, love to wear. However, for £95 it is quite a leap up in price from the previous jacket, but, did I mention that it co-ords with matching shorts? This whole ensemble is just perfect for summer and is bang on trend at the moment. Styled with a cute collared white shirt and cut-out black boots, this is just the ticket!

Hopefully I've persuaded you all to brave a summer 'pop' jacket this season and possibly a matching ensemble?! If I have, please leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought! Also, if any of you have any suggestions or requests for a next blog post please let me know as I love to be inspired!

see you next time.

Happy Summer shopping!

Lots of love, 

Kiki Boho xxx
Links for the items listed above:
Notch Neck Jacket:
Cropped Beaded Jacket:
Beaded High Waisted Shorts:

Dear Readers...

Dear Readers,

Today, 6th June 2013, is a milestone for this blog. The first blog entry. Well... no pressure then. Although my experience in the blogging world is limited (by that I mean no experience), my plan for this blog is to tell you guys about all the styles and general 'fashion bits' I am loving at the moment, as well as the odd bit about cosmetics and some reviews on them. 

But, for today, I thought I would just introduce what 'Kiki Boho' is all about, and then get down to the real blogging later on!
See you soon.

Lots of love,
Kiki Boho xxx