Monday, 26 January 2015

Babymoon


I thought I'd kick off this week's posts with a little look back at my first January weekend, when my mum & I took my gorgeous mum-to-be sister, Nathalie, on a little babymoon to London. Seeing as she'll soon have a little bubba to carry around, it seemed like the perfect time to stroll in the big city and have some much deserved shopping and show time.

I WORE // I wanted to be comfy & warm (it was freeeezing) so went for my Boohoo cropped berry jumper & Missguided camel coat, with a cheeky pair of pleather shorts beneath them. Flat boots were a great shout too with all that walking- even if it was mainly shop based... 

WE STAYED // I have my lovely mama to thank for this because she treated us to a stay at the oh so swanky Marriott hotel right next to the London Eye. It was completely gorgeous and the room was so big I felt like doing roly polys in it. Is it just me who gets like that? 
WE ATE // There was a breakfast to die for at the hotel- full English, pastries & berries with creme fresh. All in a suitably pinteresty background I might add. We also had a delightful Bill's, hence the pink lemonade. I had the fish cakes & quinoa salad whilst my mum & sister went for the fish finger sandwich with crumble and eaton mess to finish. What food envy? 
WE SAW // In the evening we went and saw Mr Ronan Keating himself in the amazing 'Once'. He was an absolute dreamboat and the musical was brilliant. If you're expecting show tunes and a fairy tale ending then it might not be for you, but as a former theatre student I loved the Brechtian style, folk music and clever use of cast and stage. 

Of course there was also a trip to Liberty and the like- it really was the perfect start to January! Although I have to say I'm rather overjoyed it's now nearly the end of Jan. Role on Valentine's, baby showers and peachy pink lip colours...

Friday, 23 January 2015

Life Update | The Big Move


Happy Friday y'all! I'm back with a quick life update before heading off to eat my weight in pizza/fish food with the girls at a good old sleepover. Never too old. Anyway, the reason I've been a bit MIA on the old blog this week is because I've moved! And this wasn't just any move, but 'the move in with the boyfriend to the big city move'! After five years together being long distance and then recently enduring epic work commutes, it's been a long time coming and I'm loving every minute. As well as being with the boy so much more, living down the road from my best friends and having the ability to get to work in just 40 minutes, there's the whole home ware, cooking and area exploring side of things which are just fabulous. I already know that I'd love to include more lifestyle with interiors, food and social hot spots on this blog from now on, so I hope that's all okay with you lovely lot?! I am going to spend the whole day at Ikea tomorrow so really a big home ware haul just has to be on the cards... The actual flat is super lovely too- think lots of fireplaces, a cottage-esque kitchen, high ceilings and split levels (all the important things to look for in a living place) and when we've had time to properly decorate, I'll be sure to share more of it with you both on here and my YouTube channel. But anyway, now we have internet again (it's been a tough week going cold turkey) I'm going to get back into my usual posting schedule so expect lots of beauty, fashion and hauls of spatulas oh so soon.

Have a fabulous weekend & let me know any posts you'd like to see!

    
Saturday, 17 January 2015

2014 Favourites: Beauty Products



What are your favourite beauty products of 2014?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Beauty Bucket List


Any normal human would take one look at my beauty boxes and think I have enough lotions, potions and powders to last a lifetime. But any blogger would know this is crazy talk; cue unveiling of ‘The Beauty Bucket List’- those pesky products I’ve wanted in my life for such a long time and vow to own by the end of the year (or month)…

Tarte The Sculptor // In the Kardashian dominated world that we live in, it’s pretty hard to resist products that promise to sculpt those cheekbones and I think Tarte’s crayon offering will be the perfect way to up my kontouring game. Get it?
Charlotte Tilbury // As much as I adore this cute kiss print bag, it’s acting as a symbol here for all the CT goodness I want to have in my collection asap. If it’s good enough for Mrs Clooney at the Golden Globes, it’s good enough for me.
Nars Sheer Glow // This cult favourite has been on my wishlist for an absolute age. With it’s satin finish and amazing coverage, I’m convinced it will be my holy grail foundation. I just need to man up and part with quite a few of my pennies for it.
Dior Lip Glow // With Spring looming (incredibly optimistic there) I will soon be saying goodbye to my vampy matte lips for another year and this gorgeous glowy balm from Dior will be perfect for next season’s more fresh faced minimal makeup days.
Lorac Pro Palette // Blame Vivianna for this one. It was her favourite eye offering of 2014 and who am I to argue with that? The shades look amazing and dare I say it, this would make a nice change from getting naked for the millionth year running.
Aesop Parsley Seed Mask // I ticked a lot of items off my skincare wishlist last year, but am still yet to try anything from Aesop. Lately though I’ve been suffering with hormonal spots (#lovegirlproblems) and have been told this will sort them out in no time.
OPI Nail Envy // My main 2015 beauty resolution was not only to stop biting my nails, but get them in great condition. After many a year of nail nibbling this is no mean feat, but getting some best in the business gloop on them is sure to help!

What’s on your ‘Beauty Bucket List’?

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