Thursday, 31 March 2016

Life | Goodbye March

Dear March,

I feel like this is going to be more of a little love note thing rather than a letter. I feel I haven't done much this month and I've probably completely wasted you. I'm sorry March.

When I think back to what I've done this month all that really jumps out at me is endless hospital appointments and visits or phone calls from the doctors. Baby steps is the only way that I can describe how I feel about the progress I'm making towards finding out what's actually going on and getting any closer to controlling it.

I finally had a really good catch up with my two best friends from sixth form though and I haven't seen them both in an incredibly long time. It felt nice to just eat a load of crap food while having a really good girly catch up.. Okay so I kind of do this with my Mum on a daily basis, but it was so nice to see my best friends.

For me my year is starting off incredibly slowly, so you've been a bit of a strange month March. I can't wait for Spring to finally appear in all it's full glory, the sun is slowly showing it's face but a little bit more would be welcome.

Thank you for providing me with a little bit of sunshine to help get me through when I feel like I'm stuck.

Beka. xo

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Beauty | LUSH Ambrosia

It's a LUSH review.. It's a brand that we've never reviewed on LittleWorldOfBeka before, let's just take a moment to appreciate and celebrate that! Today I'm reviewing Ambrosia Shaving Cream from LUSH which I picked up in the Christmas sales. For as long as I can remember I've always been recommended D'Fluff as a shaving cream, however I never got the chance to smell it when I was in store as strawberries are a scent that I sometimes find too overwhelming, so I picked up Ambrosia instead.

Ambrosia is a shaving cream that claims it "makes shaving sheer heaven" by being able to "calm any reaction to [skin] being dragged" and also "provide a barrier against your razor". Ambrosia claims that it's able to do all that by containing chamomile blue oils, jojoba oils, honey, cocoa butter and linseed mucilage which help to "cool, soothe and moisturise [skin]" (uk.lush.com).

So does it live up to it's claims? I'd say so yeah. I first used Ambrosia on the morning of my graduation so it was put through it's paces on the very first day as I wasn't wearing tights with my dress. I used it with a brand new razor blade, and although I use razor blades which have the moisture bars I sometimes still experience burn and irritation from my blades.

The razor seemed to glide over my legs a lot easier than normal and I definitely didn't experience any irritation. As it was my graduation I still used a body butter to make my legs silky smooth and amazing for my big day. I used Ambrosia a few days later and I didn't use a body butter to put the moisturising claims to the test and I can safely say that my legs still felt soothed and moisturised just from using Ambrosia. I seemed to forget I'd even picked this up until I found it in my bag full of goodies that sits in my bathroom so for the past week I've been loving this again.


Will I continue to use Ambrosia? I will. The scent is something that took me a few minutes to get used to, although I can't quite put my finger on what part of the scent it is that I don't enjoy. But my legs do feel a lot better since using Ambrosia.
Would I repurchase Ambrosia? I think I will. I think it's fairly priced, however this will purely depend on how far my product goes. I try to only use a small amount and a thin layer but we'll see how long it lasts before I feel I need to repurchase it.
Would I recommend Ambrosia? I would, my legs have definitely felt smoother and more moisturised since using Ambrosia and my skin hasn't seemed irritated by shaving like it normally would. I'm still going to use moisturiser with this though, purely because I've got so much to get through! My only complaint about Ambrosia is that if you don't rinse your blade often enough it will clog it up; only a tiny complaint.
Overall score out of 5? A 3. I need to see how long this product lasts me before I need to repurchase it. I can't quite work out how I feel about the scent, but I do love how my legs feel after using it!

Do you currently use or have you ever used Ambrosia? If you do, what do you think? Would you try Ambrosia? Do you use any other shaving creams from LUSH? Let me know!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Friday First | Argan Dew

I feel like I'm finally working my way through so many samples that I have to try and I thought I'd bring you along on the journey with me! Because what better way to find out if a full sized product is worth it than trying a little sample first? Today I'm talking all about two different samples I tried from a brand called Argan Dew.


Replenishing Hair Mask

This hair mask claims to "restore and boost the health of your hair" by using "only the purest oils from the Moroccan Argan tree". As well as restoring and boosting health the hair mask also claims to "protect from future damage by forming a protective layer to keep it moisturized and safe from the stress caused by daily styling and natural elements" (argandew.com).

Does it live up to it's claims? I honestly don't really think it did. It's a hair mask that only needs to be left on for 5 minutes, so the best way for me to do that is apply it and leave it on while I shave my legs and then rinse it off. It just felt like a conditioner to me.. I know most hair masks are just a really thick conditioner, but this hair mask didn't feel like anything special. It rinsed out easy enough and my hair felt soft, but no more softer than if I'd just have used my regular conditioner. I didn't notice any difference in my hair while I was styling it and my hair didn't feel any more moisturised afterwards.

Miraculous Argan Oil

A hair oil that claims to "act as a daily double action treatment for all hair types by protecting and rehydrating dry, dull and damaged hair from root to tip, repairing and nourishing each strand". This hair oil "contains essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that work all day long to fortify the hair-improving strength, preventing frizz and creating healthy shine that lasts" (argandew.com).

Did it live up to claims? Again I don't think it really did. I'm very nervous when it comes to trying hair oil as I've had bad experiences with hair oils that have left my hair looking incredibly greasy. So to avoid this I don't apply hair oil to the roots of my hair, I pull my hair into a ponytail and apply it to the ends, I then work the rest of the product up through my hair and apply it where it's needed, usually the ends of my fringe. There was a lot of product in this tiny sample so there was the danger of instantly using too much and looking like a grease ball. When I first applied it to my hair it was soaked in to my hair straight away and it didn't feel like I'd got any product on. However when I started drying my hair I hated the way my hair felt, it just felt as if the oil had coated my hair rather than being soaked in. This seemed to disappear when I straightened my hair, but I couldn't get over how my hair had felt. I also don't think it gave me any noticeable appearance, my hair didn't look any shinier, and it definitely didn't help with the frizz that my hair suffers with when I use Ryan's straighteners.

Argan Oil is something I love using on both my hair and body, in fact one of my favourite hair masks that I still own and use contains Argan Oil. In fact you can pick up Argan Oil products everywhere now for such great and affordable prices that I really struggle when a brand tries to state that they are using a better or purer oil and it's going to be better for your hair.

I'm actually a little bit heartbroken that these samples didn't live up to my expectations!

Will I continue to use Argan Dew? I actually have a sample of both the hair mask and hair oil left and I really don't like seeing things go to waste. I might use up my hair mask sample but I don't think I can bring myself to use the hair oil again.
Would I repurchase Argan Dew? Definitely not. A full sized version of the hair mask would set you back $44, just over £31 and I know you can get a lot better quality hair mask that actually does something for your hair for a lot cheaper. The hair oil would cost you $39, just under £28 and again, I know there are a lot better hair oils out there that would cost you a lot less.
Would I recommend Argan Dew? I wouldn't. For me there are better hair masks and oils out there that do a lot more for your hair that are a lot more affordable. In fact you can even pick up Argan Oil products in pound shops if you really want to give them a try but don't want to spend much!
Overall score out of 5? A 1. The only thing I really liked about these samples where the smell of both. The hair mask felt like a typical conditioner and didn't do anything for my hair, and the hair oil tricked me into thinking it was doing something wonderful but actually just left my hair feeling coated, heavy and limp.

Have you ever used anything from Argan Dew? Do you use Argan Oil for your hair or anything else? Let me know!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Life | Afternoon Tea


Who doesn't want to spend an afternoon with their Mum enjoying a beautiful afternoon tea? Although it seems to be the latest thing that everyone is doing, a cute little afternoon tea has always been something I've dreamed of.. Little sandwich fingers, tiny cakes, scones with cream and jam, everything! But I didn't need to go to a country house all dressed up to enjoy this afternoon tea!

The Summerhouse Bakery is the cutest little cafe that opened up not too far from where I live. I've been with my parents a few times and we've always loved each time we went. I'm personally in love with the little teacups with matching saucers and I'm always in love with the tea cosys! My Mum absolutely loves the cakes that are freshly made and you never miss out with a single slice, they are both huge and delicious...

You do not miss out on anything with the afternoon tea either! Afternoon tea includes a hot drink of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, a selection of two sandwiches, a scone with both cream and jam and a cake slice of your choice. The sandwiches, which can be different fillings if you want, are great. They are generously filled, the bread is always fresh and soft and they are quite big. As you can see the scones are huge! But they are so tasty, they're never dry and incredibly filling. You're also given more than enough cream and jam with your scone, and I'm usually always left with some cream and jam despite being really generous when putting them on. I also loved how the sandwiches and scones were presented on the cutest little cake tray, just to add to the whole feeling. I completely forgot to take a picture of my slice of cake. Most afternoon teas give you the option of either a scone or a cake, not with the Summerhouse Bakery as you get both! If you're too full to eat the cake there and then you're able to take the cake of your choice home with you to enjoy when you feel ready.

So it might not be the finger sandwiches or tiny little cake slices, but I absolutely loved every single moment of going for afternoon tea with my Mum, especially with it being at a cafe we already knew that we loved so much. I've been recommending this cafe to everyone I know, whether they want to go for the full afternoon tea experience, or just a cake and a drink.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday First | Jools Drinks


So just like lasts weeks Friday First with Crobar, I'm also always looking for ways to drink something that is a little bit better for me than most things I'm likely to reach for. I very rarely reach for a bottle of water, I need something with flavour to keep me interested in the drink if that makes any sense. So when I had the chance to try out the Jools drinks, I had to jump at the chance!

Jools have 3 different flavours all combined with green tea, and all including little 'Jools' which are each different to! We all know the goodness that green tea is meant to be packed with although I have tried, and failed miserably, drinking green tea and just cannot get on with it. So given the chance to get all the goodness from green tea in flavoured drinks sounds like a dream to me!


Apple & Lychee
I absolutely love apple juice and I could drink it all day long given half the chance so I was really excited to try this one. I also knew that out of the three flavours this would be the flavour that I would definitely get on with no matter what. The apple flavour wasn't overpowering but the flavour was definitely still there, however I couldn't overly taste the green tea.
Apples are apparently rich in antioxidants, while the little pearls are packed with lychee, a fruit that is meant to be full of vitamins to help reduce fatigue and maintain healthy skin and hair (joolsdrinks.com)


Mango & Acerola
This was another flavour I was really looking forward to, but unfortunately I just could not get on with this flavour. As soon as I opened the drink the smell hit me, but it wasn't the smell of mango. I can't quite put my finger on what the smell was. I wasn't overly keen on the taste either, the flavour was incredibly strong but it wasn't a mango taste. Well I definitely didn't think it was.
Mangos are meant to be an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as containing other vitamins such as C and B6. The jools are packed full of juice from the acerola cherry, which is meant to contain more vitamin C than oranges (joolsdrinks.com)


Cranberry & Acai
In total honesty this was the flavour I was most nervous about, as much as I love cranberry juice and know it's something I should drink a lot more of with it being so good for you. It's also a flavour that is incredibly strong and I can't drink a lot of. The flavour of the cranberry Jools wasn't as strong as other cranberry drinks I've had in the past and I could drink this a lot easier, the flavour also reminds me of something I've had in the past but I just can't put my finger on what.
We all know that cranberries are great for us, and are meant to be good for our water works. But they're also meant to be full of antioxidants, fibre and other minerals essential for our diet. The little acai jools are meant to be a great source of omega fats, amino acids, vitamins and other good stuff! (joolsdrinks.com)


Would I repurchase Jools Drinks? If they were more readily available then I'd be more likely to pick one up while I was out. At the minute they're stocked in Holland & Barrett and some WHSmith stores, two stores I'm incredibly unlikely to visit while out on my own. However because of all the goodness in one bottle I'd definitely pick up the apple or cranberry one.
Would I recommend Jools Drinks? I think I'd recommend them for someone who was wanting a drink packed full of goodness while still being full of flavour. I'd also recommend them to people who were wanting to learn all about different vitamins and what they were good for, I've definitely learnt a lot!
Overall score out of 5? A 3. Again, they need to be more readily available and have a wider flavour range for me, again I don't know if this is something that is being developed. I'm also not sure if I'd reach for them while out and about as the screw top and straw kind of put me off just throwing one in to my bag. However, I'd happily buy some to either have at work or at home!


I was sent these products for free in return for a review. All opinions are my own, honest and have not been influenced in any way. I have not been paid for this post.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Life | De-Stressing and Sleeping Easier


I was already thinking about writing this post but then my boyfriend sent me the above picture last night which seemed to describe my life perfectly, so now I definitely need to write about how I de-stress.


I feel like I came out of the womb stressing. Okay so slight exaggeration, but I've always been a stressful person; the smallest things can stress me out and send me over the edge. Just be glad you didn't know me back in school when I was taking my exams, and if you did.. I'm so sorry! Due to stress lately I've also been struggling with my sleep a lot, so let me talk you through just a few of the things that I do to de-stress and help me sleep and some things that you could try.


Podcasts
I've recently fallen back in love with listening to podcasts. I know some people like to listen to music while they sleep but I've never been able to do this, music actually keeps me awake.. Yes even the most gentle, soothing song. I have discovered though that podcasts help me sleep. I've recently discovered The Walker Stalkers Podcasts as I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead, and if I'm struggling to sleep I stick on a podcast that I've already listened to, because let's be honest I want to listen to the latest podcast so I don't miss anything, and slowly drift off.


Colouring Books
Everyone is on the colouring book hype, so I won't spend too much time on this one. I actually have a couple of colouring books next to where I sit in the living room for those days where I just can't focus on anything or I feel slightly on edge. But I also keep these two next to my bed, especially my 'Can't Sleep' colouring book. I don't reach for these if I wake up in the middle of the night, but I do reach for them if I'm struggling to sleep because I have too much on my mind.

Candles
I also keep my favourite candle next to my bed, so I rotate my candles depending on which scent I'm loving most. This just helps me to relax a little bit when I'm in bed if again I've got too much on my mind and I just need a helping hand to relax a little bit more. I don't know about you but the little flame flickering in the corner of my eye is quite relaxing and really distracts me from whatever might be on my mind.


Lavender Products
Probably the most recommended thing ever as soon as you tell someone that you're struggling to sleep. However the Planet Spa range from Avon really are the best kind of lavender products I've used. The pillow mist isn't overpowering and really helps me fall back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night and really can't get back to sleep. I also use the balm from Planet Spa and apply it to my temples and my wrists which just helps the scent really work its magic as I sleep with my wrists bundled into my face if that makes any sense.

Herbal Tablets
So I'm very aware that this is a very controversial one. I don't use these all the time, just times when I'm really struggling with my stress and it's getting in the way of everything else. I used these way back when I was taking my GCSEs and I went back to them went I was taking my A Levels. I prefer to take these instead of any other kind of calming tablet because they're completely herbal and natural so I kind of have a little more control over what is going in to my body. I'm not 100% sure if these do work or if it's more of a placebo affect for me, but when things are getting really tough, I'm really struggling with my stress and stress is getting in the way of everything in my life these seem to help then.

Other Things
Something I do a hell of a lot when I'm really stressed and I just want to escape from life is go for a super long bath, usually with a Lush product thrown in. I love nothing more than laying in the bath with a candle and a book for what seems like forever just forgetting about the world for that time. Having a hot drink also helps me a lot. I live on tea anyway but having a hot drink especially before I go to bed really helps me to relax and de-stress a little. I've recently switched to decaf tea which is how I'm able to have a cup of tea right before I go to bed, but a hot chocolate or whatever you like would work just as well. I very rarely make myself a hot drink when I wake up in the middle of the night with so much on my mind because I have a bad habit of falling asleep with half a cup of tea left. Reading is a great tool. I read in the bath, I read in bed, I read anywhere I can because it really helps me to escape whatever is stressing me out or whatever might be on my mind. I read my Kindle to help me drift off to sleep but when I wake up in the middle of the night I tend to reach for my phone and read either an AskReddit, AMA or TIL on Reddit as that seems to help me fall asleep again instead of just lying in bed.

So those are just some of the things that really help me to de-stress and help me sleep a little bit easier. One thing I have discovered is that de-stressing and sleeping easier is a very personal thing, so try different things that people suggest but ultimately try anything that you think might work for you! Let me know if you have any other tips for de-stressing and sleeping a little bit easier when you might have too much on your mind.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Friday First | Crobar Cricket Flour Energy Bars


Okay, don't be put off by the title! "Cricket flour, really?" Yeah I know, I can hear you. I had the exact same thoughts. But I promise you, they are so tasty and so much better than you dare to think.

I'm terrible for snacking on the go. I'm either craving something sweet, I need some spare change, or I'm just lying to myself by thinking that I'm actually hungry. Either way, no matter the reason why it's usually a chocolate bar that ends up in my hand. Of course we no that the occasional chocolate bar won't kill us, but watching what I eat while snacking and craving that sweetness is probably better for me than reaching for the chocolate.

So although probably not the first thing anyone would want to eat unless on an episode of I'm A Celebrity... crickets are actually better for you and the environment than you may think. As well as taking less resources to farm and produce less by-products doing so, cricket flour is actually higher in protein and micro-nutrients that beef. I received two flavours, both packed with goodness and both tasting a lot better than I expected them to! Both of these bars had the same look and texture that can only be compared to the Nakd bars, so if you like them you will not have an issue with Crobar.


Cacao & Cricket Flour
So this is usually exactly what I'm looking for in a bar like this, although I'm looking for a bar that is better for me, I'm craving chocolate so I really want something chocolate flavoured. As well as being packed full of cacao (cacao powder, nibs and butter) this bar is also packed full of goodness in the form of cashews, sunflower seeds, sultanas, dates, cranberries, chia seeds and goji berries! I felt like I was walking through a Holland & Barrett reading through those ingredients. Cacao is quite a powerful flavour, so if it's not one you enjoy you won't enjoy this bar unfortunately. I absolutely loved this bar, and although cricket powder has been described as having a taste very similar to hazelnuts and buckwheat, I couldn't taste any hint of that.


Peanut & Cricket Flour
Honestly I'd be less likely to pick this one off the shelf out of the two flavours, but after giving it a go I loved it just as much as the cacao bar. Although the peanut bar has less ingredients than the cacao bar it is still packed full of goodness in the form of peanuts, sultanas, dates, sunflower seeds and of course cricket powder. When I saw the lack of ingredients I was a little worried as to if it would even taste of peanut, and then if the flavour of the cricket powder would come through. I don't know why I was worried as the peanut flavour in this bar was absolutely gorgeous and I was gutted when I finished it! Also, can we please talk about how pretty that packaging is! I'm slightly in love with the leaves on the packaging and the colours!

So there we have it, I can confirm that when incorporated into a bar like this cricket powder is nothing to be scared of as you can't taste it but you still get all of the goodness! Looking quickly on the Gathr Foods website Crobar's are becoming easier to get hold of, so I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled when I'm out and about and pick one up. If you get chance definitely give one a go because I'd love to know what you think! Like I said, what isn't there to love about eating something that's good for you but also still tastes great? If you want to know anything else about Crobars then all the information can be found over at gathrfoods.com!


Would I repurchase Crobars? I think if they were more readily available and fairly priced then I definitely would. They were tasty and filled a hole, and I know they'd cure a craving for chocolate or sweetness. After having a look online where you can buy them I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for them.
Would I recommend Crobars? I'd recommend them to people who I know like Nakd bars because they are so similar in texture and I know that texture puts a lot of people off. But if people were willing to give them a go and try something new then I highly recommend these bars to everyone!
Overall score out of 5? A 3. They don't have the biggest flavour range, maybe this is something that is being developed and I think they need to be more readily available. They definitely tasted great and the flavours were really strong, definitely not what I was expecting. If they become more readily available with a bigger flavour range then that score will definitely go up.

I was sent these products for free in return for a review. All opinions are my own, honest and have not been influenced in any way. I have not been paid for this post.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Life | Favourite February Posts

Let's do favourites with a difference! I love doing my monthly favourite posts, however I don't really have any new favourites that I haven't already talked about to death. You might remember during Blogmas that I did a blog post all about my favourite posts from that month, so that's what I'm doing today... My favourite February posts!

I was hoping I wouldn't have an all time favourite for the month, however this might just be that post for this month. Imii is a blogger that I love and I love reading basically everything she writes. As soon as I saw this blog post I knew it was going to draw me in. I'm someone who saves something from practically everything I do, I have every single gig ticket I've ever been to, I have silly little things like tickets from that time me and Ryan went to the zoo.. You name it I've probably got something saved from it. Now I save all of my little bits and bobs on memo boards which are hanging on my walls, but I love how Imii put hers in a little notebook and wrote a tiny paragraph about each thing. It definitely inspired me!

Again, Corrie is one of my favourite bloggers. I've been struggling with sleep a lot lately and I'm trying to work out if its stress and worry keeping me awake or something else. So when I saw a blog post about things that I can do the night before to make tomorrow better I knew this was a blog post for me. I love waking up knowing exactly what I'll be doing that day, and if I can be organised the night before, then I definitely will be.

As one of the biggest Harry Potter fans going I'm not quite sure how I haven't come across this recipe sooner, but you can bet your little cotton socks that as soon as I saw this blog post I knew it was one I had to save and had to try. With me currently being ill it's definitely something that I think I'll be trying sooner rather than later!

10 Times We've All Wanted To Kill Our Boyfriend - Unf4bul0us
Emma made me laugh so much with this blog post. It was a blog post I related to a lot, come on we've all had those moments when we've all wanted to kill our boyfriends, but I don't know if we'd all admit it. Number 5 was definitely my favourite...

I think you know by now just how important mental health is in my life, I don't think I'd be a mental health nurse if it wasn't. I've read quite a few mental health posts this month and loved them all, but what I really loved was how Amie spoke about stigma, where it comes from and how we can fight stigma surrounding mental health.

So those are just a few of my favourite posts from February, I couldn't include all but I will be sharing some more over on my Twitter! What posts did you love in February?

Friday, 4 March 2016

Fashion | Oscar Fashion 2016

Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren; Image Source. Dorith Mous; Image Source. Jennifer Garner in Versace, Neil Lane and Rene Caovilla; Image Source.

Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture and Chopard; Image Source. Pharrel Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh; Image Source. Tom Hardy in Cutler and Gross and wife Charlotte Riley; Image Source.

Tina Fey in Versace; Image Source. Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co; Image Source. Brie Larson in Gucci; Image Source.

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein Collection and Chopard; Image Source. Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier; Image Source. Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney and Forevermark Diamonds; Image Source.

Rooney Mara in Givency Haute Couture and Fred Leighton; Image Source. Sophie Turner in Galvan for Opening Ceremony x Swarovski and Christian Louboutin; Image Source. Isla Fisher in Marchesa; Image Source.

Alicia Vikander in custom Louis Vuitton; Image Source. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive and Tiffany & Co; Image Source. Heidi Klum in Marchesa; Image Source.

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa and Swarovski and husband John Legend; Image Source. Emily Blunt in Prada and Judith Leiber; Image Source. Hannah Bagshawe in Alexander McQueen and husband Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen; Image Source.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Giorgio Armani and Christian Louboutin; Image Source. The Weeknd in Dior Homme; Image Source. Jacob Tremblay; Image Source.

Leo and Kate; Image Source.. They really are Jack and Rose!

The Oscars.. The night in fashion where everyone really does seem to go all out. It honestly is my favourite award ceremony fashion wise!

This year I absolutely loved the diversity in fashion. There were so many dresses that were similar in colours, either black, bright, pale, pastel etc. but all stood their own beautifully! I honestly fell in love with so many pieces, hence all the beautiful photos.

Can we please talk about Chrissy Teigen, Emily Blunt and Hannah Bagshawe who are all absolutely blossoming with being pregnant but were all dressed beautifully!

I also noticed that I fell in love with so many pieces that were absolutely slated by the press and fashion police, but let me just explain some of my favourites. Lets start with Alicia Vikander; her dress really seemed to split people. You either loved or hated it. Now I absolutely loved it with it's Belle vibes!

For me Dorith Mous wore a stunning dress, I thought the black lace was gorgeous with the huge skirt and only someone like her could pull off that tiny waist! Charlotte Riley was also slated for her plunging neckline, but again the black lace and huge skirt really did it for me. I've seen a lot of people slating what Kate Winslet wore, even comparing it to a 'baby seal' however I loved it on her. It's not something I'd wear, but on her it looked stunning! Heidi Klum has been slated by everyone going it seems, but again for some strange reason I loved this dress on her. I wouldn't wear it myself, but she just managed to pull it off. Also, is it just me who gets Rapunzel vibes from the beautiful colours of that dress?

So those were my favourite fashion picks from this years Oscars, including some controversial picks. Who did you love? Who did you hate? Let me know!