Leah Pelly

Fashion – Travel – Beauty

What I Wore In Paris

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently visited Paris for a few days; to explore the beautiful city, get a better feel for the language and of course stop off at Disneyland. I loved putting together some city chic outfits so I thought I’d share with you what I wore whilst I was there…




Minnie Ears Headband – Disneyland Paris, Mickey Tshirt – Primark,

Faux Leather Jacket River Island, Mom JeansTopshop,

Stan Smith TrainersAdidas




Red Earrings – Primark, Need Holidays Tee – Mango,

Faux Leather Jacket River Island, Ripped Jeans River Island,

Red Pumps – Primark, Bag Topshop.

Similar to the Mango Tee — Travelling All Around The World Tee


Top – River Island, Checked Trousers – River Island, Coat – New Look,

Stan Smith Trainers Adidas, Bag Topshop.

Similar to the Top — Double Strap Cross Back Vest Top

Similar to the Trousers — Belted Checked Trousers , Check Tie Waist Trousers

Similar to the Coat — Button Detail Coat


PhotoBook | Cows and Stiles

Oh Hi. Welcome to a new little concept.

Every once in a while I’m going to start publishing ‘PhotoBook’ posts which enable me to share with you a series of photographs of something that I’ve done recently. Similar to ‘A Day In The Life’ type videos you’d find over on Youtube.

It gives me a little bit of space to share my photography with you, for you to see what I get up to and somewhere for me to document my adventures.

I hope you enjoy these few photographs from a walk I went on recently as part of my training to walk The Three Peaks.


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You can find more of my photographs on my Instagram page, Leah Pelly.

Review | BirchBox

One of my absolute favourite things is trying out and finding new beauty faves, so when my friend gifted me a three month subscription to BirchBox for my birthday I was so excited. As I started to fall in love with the beautifully packaged goodies each month, I decided that I’d have to share with you my beauty subscription box experience.

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As I got my subscription as a gift I received my first box for my birthday tailored to questions my friend had answered for me when she ordered it. I was then able to edit my account, tailoring my BirchBox to me by answering a series of questions covering everything from my complexion, if I had dyed hair to my personal style. I feel like there was just enough questions to build a detailed profile but also, it skipped the ‘what zodiac sign are you’ type questions that have no relevance, which made setting up my account quick and easy.

Once I’d answered the questions I was all set up, to await next month’s box. And something which made receiving my BirchBox more exciting and actually quite helpful was that they send you a little email when your box is out for delivery – giving you something to look forward to throughout the day. Is it just me or does anybody else think that there’s nothing quite like knowing you have a nice little package of goodies waiting for you when you get home?

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The nice thing that I found about BirchBox, is that once your box arrives and you’ve had a little try of that month’s products you can rate each item in your ‘my boxes’ section on your profile and BirchBox will treat you to free delivery on your next box, plus a free mystery beauty product. Which is a win win really; you get to tell BirchBox exactly what you’ve been loving and you get another little treat out of it..bonus.

BirchBox is full of these sweet deals. If you fall in love with one of the products you’ve sampled in your box you can get 10% off the full size item at The BirchBox Shop. And once you order 6 boxes in a row you’ll become a ‘BirchBox VIP’ which entitles you to 15% off everything!

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I couldn’t write a review of these little cuties without mentioning the adorable box designs that vary each month. The February box pictured here was 70s themed with purple and orange psychedelic flowers, as BirchBox celebrated beauty through the ages. Other box designs this month included a bold 80s pink and purple graphic and a fun 90s white and pink geometric print.

My favourite box that I’ve received so far, was definitely the collaboration with Ohh Deer in January which featured a pink flamingo and green leaf print, it was the true definition of the heart eyes emoji.

Any of the little boxes could be reused to store your new found beauty goodies or up-cycled into something else. If you’re the artsy kind, why not try gluing the boxes together to sit on top of one another, to create a quirky set of small desk drawers.

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So what was in my February Box?

In my February box I received 5 new beauty products; Luseta coconut milk hair mask, Percy & Reed hair finishing polish, The Beauty Crop trio eye shadow palette, Model Co. conceal and correct pencil and Marcelle gentle make-up remover for sensitive eyes. I’ve been loving the coconut milk hair mask as I haven’t really dived into the world of hair care and hair masks before – something I probably should do with dyeing my hair every month, but I’ve really been loving how this product leaves my hair feeling so soft and smelling amazing.

I’m not going to go into a review of the products individually as I wanted to let you all know of the idea and process behind BirchBox but if you’d like to see a review of monthly products in the future drop me a comment down below.

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The only major issue I had with BirchBox was that the eyeshadow palette I received (featured in these photos) arrived shattered. However, once I sent a quick email to them explaining what had happened, along with a photo of the product they were more than happy to send me out a new replacement palette, which arrived promptly, and in one piece.

I’m definitely looking into setting up my own subscription soon and would love to here of any beauty subscription boxes you guys have tried and loved.

BirchBox – www.birchbox.co.uk

Galentine’s Day

I’ll be honest I was kind of dreading Valentines Day this year, everything is so in your face ‘relationshippy’ and ‘oh look you’re very single’ orientated. But after moping around for a while, and seeing some Galentine’s posts, I came to the realisation that this is a perfect time to celebrate the amazing women in my life and most importantly my best friend who has been through so much with me.

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The Best Friend

In case you guys didn’t know Frankie’s the one who tends to take my photographs for me (I’ll leave her links at the bottom). But aswell as being the gal behind my photographs, she’s also been there for me through some of my most wildest, and happiest times. She is one of the most supportive people I know and despite her recent move to Nottingham is always there for me. So seeing as though it’s International Women’s day soon too, I just wanted to share with you this strong, inspirational gal and some throwback photos of ours.

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Please excuse all bad hairstyles and stupid faces in these photographs, we were young and adventurous.

How We Spent The Day

We decided to celebrate Galentine’s day by having a super cute day in the city- wondering the shops in Valentines themed red and pink outfits, a cheeky Starbucks and silly photo booth pictures, followed by a night in with some face masks and overly cheesy films. I captured snippets of our day over on my insta story- if you haven’t seen it already you can watch it here.

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Tshirt – Boohoo – £10, Shoes – Primark

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Bodysuit – Boohoo – £18, Boots – Primark


We loved playing with colour this Valentines Day and slayed in bold pinks and reds. We found that Boohoo had a great selection of pieces that were bright and playful and suited both of our individual styles. Again, full outfit photos can be found over on my insta stories.

I’d love to hear about how you spent Valentine’s Day, whether it’s in the comments or over on instagram 🙂

Happy Galentine’s Day to all those strong independent women out there.


Frankie’s Instagram – frankiethephotographer

Frankie’s Facebook Page – frankiethephotographer


The Green EDIT

Although there’s still snow on the ground here, I’m so looking forward to Spring in all it’s light jacket glory. I’m dreaming of the days I can wear my leather jacket without two extra layers underneath and my converse without my toes turning into tiny icicles.

I love playing around with colour in Spring and a key trend I’ve noticed popping up along the high street is this lovely shade of green. It’s safe to say that I’m becoming a little bit obsessed with it, especially since I recently purchased a pair of Adidas Stan Smith green and white trainers. So for this extra post of the week I’m going to share with you all the stunning green pieces I’ve found and what’s on my wish list for Spring 2018.

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Shirt Dress – H & M – £29.99, Bag – River Island – £35, Necklace – Accessorize – £15, Shoes – River Island – £32

Ok, so maybe a little bit of a white lie.  This outfit’s more Summer than Spring, well for England’s Spring it is. This outfit would be perfect to pack for a February getaway to a hotter climate or for a city chic weekend this Summer. The pops of green in the shoes and bag will transform the white shirt dress into a fun, sophisticated, easy to wear outfit.

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Jeans – Topshop – £40, Earrings – New Look – £7.99, Top – River Island – £30, Boots – Public Desire – £39.99

This outfit screams Spring. These Libby Boots from Public Desire are high on my wish list at the moment, and paired with these cropped wide leg jeans will create a perfect elongated silhouette. To further rock this girl boss vibe I decided to pair them with this stunning green bell sleeve wrap crop top and statement earrings. Finish this look with a messy bun and you’re good to go.


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Jeans– Mango – £35.99, Shirt – River Island – £35, Sunglasses – River Island – £16, Shoes – Next – £38

I found these dreamy shoes thanks to Laura over at Laura’s Little Locket ( You can find her Instagram here). Laura featured the leopard print versions on her Insta and I fell in love with them. I decided to pair the white version with this split sleeve white and green stripe shirt, which strangely reminds me of a shirt my Nan used to wear years ago, and these rather quirky retro style sunglasses from River Island. This outfit is definitely the sort of thing I’d choose to wear to go shopping or to head to a family meal in.

Below are a few other fabby green pieces I’ve stumbled across.

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I hope you enjoyed this different style of post and let me know if there’s any green pieces in your wardrobe that you’ve been loving recently.


Disclaimer- All images used in this post are not my own and have been taken from the Retailers’ websites and so all copyright is theirs.

The One Item You Need To Purchase In The Sales

There’s nothing quite like finding an absolute bargain in the sales. And as January comes to a close I’m here to let you know about the sale you need to check out before it’s too late. Public Desire currently have a sale on, slashing their prices, starting from £9.99 across all sale footwear.

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For a few months I’d been lusting after these regal lace up ankle boots when they were full price at £39.99, so when I saw them for £10 in the sale there was no questioning. These boots are even more gorgeous in real life. They have beautiful embossed floral detailing along the faux leather and a pink and red patterned tip on the pointed toe. These shoes are a definite statement and jazz up any plain outfit.

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I decided to pair these lace up boots with some blue mom jeans, a staple black roll neck tee and a red clear bag, but these boots would look just as chic if they were teamed with skinny jeans and an over sized shirt- the stiletto heel really helps to elongate your silhouette. Keep an eye out for them as I plan to feature them in future fashion posts.

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These boots are currently out of stock but the black and denim are still available- you can find them at the links below. These would be perfect if you’re after a more wearable colour.

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distressed denim regal lace up ankle boots

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Here are some other pieces I’ve been loving in the public desire sale. Click on the images to visit them on the public desire website.

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Let me know below of any bargains you’ve found in the sale or any public desire shoes you’re loving.



How To Get That Natural Look

Now that party seasons over and the glittery statement eye shadows and red lipsticks are saved for the next festive season (although who truly just saves a red lip just for christmas?)- I’ve found that I’ve been loving a more natural makeup look.  In today’s post I’ve decided to share with you the products that I’ve been reaching for to create an everyday natural makeup look.

The Base

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At Christmas I was kindly gifted a Tarte Maneater Makeup Set, you’ll see quite a few products are featured in this look as I’ve been loving experimenting with them in my everyday routine. One of the products that was in the set was the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation in shade medium honey. This shade is a little darker than my usual, so I have been mixing it with my regular Revlon Colorstay Foundation in shade sand beige. The Tarte Foundation has a mousse-like consistency, seemingly a lot heavier than my usual foundation, however after application, I honestly feel like I don’t have any makeup on at all. And it provides great coverage – if you’re after a more full coverage high end foundation then definitely give this one a try. When applying this foundation I’ve firstly been using my egg sponge, mixing the two foundations together on the back of my hand, applying as usual but then blending with a Tarte foundation brush just to completely blend the foundation in. I’ve then been taking my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade 1 fair and concealing any blemishes I may have and also using it to brighten underneath my eyes.

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To contour I’ve been using my trusty Bareminerals Ready Color Boost, The Select Reserve and applying it to just below my cheekbones and fore head and blending. I’ve been loving the palest highlighter (it doesn’t have a name sorry) from the NYX Butt Naked Turn The Other Cheek Palette, it adds a little subtle glow which makes it perfect for everyday use. The pigmentation of NYX highlighters is gorgeous for a drugstore brand, so go light at first and then build up if you’re going for a bolder night time look. I’ve been applying this along my cheekbones and some to my forehead, to compliment the bareminerals contour.

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The Eyes

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To keep this look as natural as possible I’ve been using minimal eye shadow and trying to keep the look all about the lashes. For eye shadow I used the shades passion and purr from the Tarte Maneater Palette– taking passion all over the lid, running purr just through the crease. I tight lined my upper lid with (you guessed it) Tarte Maneater Self Sharpening Eyeliner in shade black and then took the pencil along my lash line. This little bit of eyeliner helps to make lashes appear fuller and thicker.

Speaking of lashes the star of this show, really has to be this mascara. I have fallen in love with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. This is definitely my favourite product from the Maneater Collection I’ve tried so far. It beautifully lengthens and defines lashes, giving you that fluttery falsies look without the hassle of tweezers and glue. I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about this product before, it’s definitely going to be in my makeup bag for a while.

For brows I’ve been using the Mally Universal Brow Powder And Filler, a product that’s always a go to for me. It’s just a perfect shade, that’s easy to apply with the Mally brow brush that comes with it or any alternative brow brush.

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The Lips

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To complete this natural look, I’ve been using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipstick in shade Bear Hug. Oh my god, I am in loveee with this lipstick. It is my perfect nude colour and really completes this look as it has some peach and brown tones. I really like the creaminess that this product has when applying it which settles to a semi-matte finish. It’s long wearing and yet still keeps your lips feeling as though you haven’t got anything on throughout the day- definitely a fave at the moment. Also can I just mention that I really like the new packaging for the Tanya Burr Cosmetics, I definitely need to try out some other products from the range.

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Please let me know if you try any of these products out, I’d love to hear whether you’ve been loving the Tarte Maneater mascara as much as me or whether you’re also a fan of the Tanya Burr Bear Hug lipstick.

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What I’m wearing:

Jumper – Topshop

Glasses – Specsavers

Shimmering Wish Ring – Pandora

Thumb Ring – Lovisa

Autumn Makeup Look

I am completely in love with this autumnal inspired makeup look, using berry toned blush and lipstick to create the ultimate autumn vibes- and so I just had to share it with you. All the products I’ve used will be listed below.






Foundation – Revlon Colourstay in shade sand beige

Contour- BareMinerals Ready Color Boost, the select reserve

Highlight – Sleek Barekissed Illuminator in shade monaco

Blush -Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten Berry in shade 0232

Brows – Mally Universal Brow Powder and Filler

Eyes – BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0, using shades celebrate and ball gown

Sephora Colorful eyeshadow in shade faux fur jacket

MUA eyeshadow in shade chamoisee

Eyeliner – Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in shade midnight

Mascara – Mally Volumizing  Mascara in shade black

Lip – Mac Amplified Creme Lipstick in shade dark side

Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in shade ms. diva


Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 Drop me a comment below if you can recommend any dark berry toned lipsticks that you’re loving this autumn because I just can’t get enough of this look.

Leah Pelly xxx

How to create the perfect Transitional Outfit

It’s definitely getting to that time of year where you’re cold in the morning but then boiling by midday, which causes havoc for when you’re choosing what to wear. In this post I’ll be showing you one of the outfits I’ve been loving for this awkward time of the year and how you can replicate it.


Number One: The Main Event


The staple piece for this outfit is definitely the light grey, delicate jumper I picked up when I was in Spain recently from a shop called Springfield. I really like how the sewed in quote of ‘collect little pretty moments’ is matched in daintiness by the small ruffles on the shoulders. This quirky jumper is perfect for this time of year, and if the weather was slightly cooler then this would look fantastic paired with a black leather jacket. Thin jumpers are definitely a way to go at this awkward time of the season…keeping you warm in the morning but cool in the afternoon.

Number Two: The Essential


I’ve been loving these jeans from Next recently! They’re not completely skinny jeans nor mom jeans, they have a more of a relaxed fit and I think that’s why they look so ‘city chic’ when worn with converse or trainers. The slight distressed detailing on the knee and thigh adds an edge to the outfit that contrasts with the delicateness of the jumper. Absolutely obsessed with the way that you can pair these jeans with anything and achieve that ‘I’ve just rolled out of bed and still look cool’ look.

Number Three: The City Chic


I don’t know what to say about these shoes. They’re just fab. These converse style, lilac, grey, velvet trainers are from Next and whilst also being the comfiest things ever, add a lot of texture to what would otherwise be a quite plain outfit. Gotta love them slightly ‘out there’ shoes!!

Number Four: The ‘why the hell not’


And Finally I decided to finish this outfit with a pair of medium sized silver hoops which can be found in Topshop. These hoops, worn with your hair can really frame the face, and make you feel just very sassy.


These photographs were taken by Frankie Peers, she can be found on Instagram under the handle @frankiethephotographer.

I hope this post has been useful guys, feel free to comment below any transitional pieces you’ve been loving at the moment.

Leah Pelly xxx

The secrets behind changing my life

I’m changing my life. For the first time in 14 years I’m out of education; I’m free and ready to grab life by the horns. I’ve recently finished college and have decided to take a gap year, and I’ll be documenting everything I get up to, on my little, cosy corner of the internet…here.


I’ve already started planning some very exciting things to do during my year out, including learning French and travelling to Paris to test my skills, going on a 60 mile charity walk and exploring lots of exciting new places in the UK and abroad. I don’t want to give too much away as to where I’ll be travelling so that you can follow along with my journeys as they happen.


If  you want to keep up with my everyday adventures during my gap year be sure to follow me on Instagram at LeahPelly where I’ll be uploading new photos daily and capturing normal life for a gap year blogger on my story.


Alongside this, I’ll be wanting to document all my little travels here and what I get up to during the year so expect my content to include more travel posts and more lifestyle theme posts. If you’re new to Leah Pelly, you’ll also find some fashion posts as I document my unique style with ‘OOTDs’, ‘How I’m Styling’ and ‘Seasonal outfit’ posts aswell as a few beauty posts.



During my gap year, as I begin to focus more on my blog I’ll be uploading more regularly so be expecting new posts every week on Wednesday at 6 o’clock.


If you’d like to know more about why I’m taking a gap year or maybe your taking one yourself.. I’d love to hear what you’re getting up to, then drop me a comment below and I’ll be sure to follow it up with a reply or a blog post that answers all your q’s.


what i’m wearing:

Dress – Apricot

Sliders – Primark

Glasses – Specsavers


Leah Pelly xxx