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Summer Lace

Hi all, I've finally popped a new post up on the blog! I'd meant to photograph this stunning top for awhile now but luckily I held off because it's currently on sale! I'm obsessed with the lace detailing. So perfect for a summer day! Especially for those of you in the northern hemisphere coming in to summer! Click the link above if you're interested. Hope you are all doing well! I apologise for the lack of posts here lately, but if you ever wonder what I'm up to head over to my instagram @anneinthedollhouse where I'm a lot more active. 

Speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx

Twist Detail Summer Maxi

Luck and Trouble Dress, H&M Hat, Famous Footwear Shoes, Pandora Bracelet, Tiffany & Co Necklace

Yay, my first outfit post of the year! And it's in this stunning maxi dress available form Universal store. I love summer and being able to wear maxi dresses. They're so effortless yet so stylish! In particular I love the twist detail of the bodice in this one and with the short sleeves it gives me major vintage vibes like the kind of dress my Mum used to wear to be stylish back in the day and that only makes me more obsessed with this style! 
Anyway, I hope you are all well and I hope to be posting a lot more blog posts soon!

Kelly Anne xx

My New Year Skincare Resolution with Ocinium Immortelle Vitamin B3 Serum

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely time ringing in the new year. My first post of 2018 is a lengthy skincare one, so grab a cup of tea and settle in because you're about to hear about some ground-breaking products!

I mentioned this in my Drunk Elephant skincare review last month but I'll say it again: 2017 was the year I became serious about my skin. I started doing research into ingredients that would help change my skin and made the decision to invest in some pricey products, and I definitely believe it has paid off. At the start of 2017 I was using the pill to help control my acne but did not enjoy the side effects the pill gave me. Undoubtedly as I stopped using the pill I had numerous breakouts of big cystic like acne mainly around my chin and along my jaw line. However, with a little patience, extensive research, and some good skincare investments - my skin has slowly healed. My acne scars are fading and the breakouts have become less frequent and less nasty.

So how did I do it? One of the major ingredients that has helped keep my skin clear has been Retinol. Retinols are Vitamin A compounds and there are many different forms, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. They work to prevent dead skin cells clogging pores hence preventing bacteria breeding parties, preventing pimples and acne scarring. I won't pretend to know in depth information about the different kinds - other skincare obsessed bloggers such as Caroline Hirons or Skincerely Clare would do a much better job at explaining them than me - however, I believe the two I have tried have both had a dramatic impact on my skin. One of them being the Ocinium ImmortelleVitamin B3 serum I'm going to review today!

I've been using this serum for about a month now, and since using have noticed that my breakouts are not only occurring much less frequently but also healing up much quicker! There have been a few days now that I've woken up to a pimple party on my chin, only to have them all dried out a disappearing the next day thanks to this little miracle serum that I have been applying at night. The serum also smells pleasant and citrus-y, feels luxurious to apply and doesn't dry out my skin like some serums containing retinol can, such a win!

The serum contains Retinyl palmitate which is the retinol ingredient in this serum which, as I have raved about above, has done absolute wonders for my skin! As per the title of the serum, it also contains Vitamin B3 which is niacinamide, which is also meant to be a great skin loving ingredient that helps strengthen the skin barrier. This results in a more even skin tone, reduced inflammation associated with acne and as per one study a reduction in scaring! As well as harnessing the power of these two skin-loving ingredients, the Ocinium serum also contains a lovely blend of organic essential oils such as orange sweet oil, lemon oil and lemon myrtle oil giving it the invigorating citrus scent and helping calm the skin. Just another reason to fall in love with this serum!

In short, this science-backed, intelligent little serum is packed with skin loving ingredients that have worked wonders for my skin and I can definitely recommend it if you too struggle with frequent acne outbreaks. I really only have one new year resolution in regards to my skincare and that is: to do my research on products and their ingredients. And I can tell you, this Ocinium Immortelle Vitamin B3 serum is definitely worth the splurge.

I hope you all enjoyed this chatty review and wish you all the best for the new year! Speak soon,

Kelly Anne xx

NYE in this Black Lace Playsuit

Universal Store Black Lace Playsuit, Sportsgirl Bag, Famous Footwear Shoes

Happy New Year's Eve! I hope you guys are all looking forward to a big night of celebrations tonight. I just thought I'd share one of my outfit options for tonight which is this gorgeous black lace playsuit from Universal store. I'll just be heading out for dinner and a few drinks and then finding a spot on the beach to watch the midnight fireworks. Nothing too hectic, just a nice relaxed night considering I need to prepare to head back to uni tomorrow after my little break. 

It's been a good year for my blog - I've posted consistently this year and it has slowly but steadily grown! So thank you to those of you who support my blog and read all my posts - it means a lot! I've got a lot of content planned for the new year and some goals I'd like to share with you all once I've finished writing them out, so look out for those in the new year. 

Until then I hope you all have a great night! Happy New Year!

Kelly Anne xx

P.S. Be sure to check out my Instagram @anneinthedollhouse to get updates on when I post!

Summer Evenings in my Little Orange Polka Dot Dress

Supre Orange Polka Dot Dress, Assembly Jacket, Converse Sneakers, The Horse Watch, Pandora Bracelet

This time of year is my favourite. Not only for the festivities that take place but also the warm, pleasant evenings and amazing sunsets at the end of the day. It's so nice to go for an evening beach stroll after your dinner, watching the sky turn from blue to orange and orange to purple. I also love the organisation mode I get in; reflecting on my progress over the past year and setting goals and making plans for the next year. Anyway, this will be my last post before Christmas, so I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! I'll be posting again next week, so stay tuned! 

Also, let me know if the comments below, what are your goals for the coming year? They could be career, fitness, health, study or beauty related! Either way, I'd love to hear! Hearing other's goals gives me extra inspiration and motivation for setting and achieving mine!

Kelly Anne xx