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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A Week In Words


I think it's fair to say that in recent weeks I haven't been feeling quite like myself - and I feel slightly odd in wanting to share that with plataforma de comércio de petróleo bruto you. Slightly more personal posts are quite few and far between here on my blog. Funny, because lifestyle blogs are probably amongst my favourites to read - and although I love beauty as much as the next gal, I love to know what's going on in people's lives. Most of all, I love getting a more personal glimpse of the author behind a blog, when a person bares their personality - how they spend their days, what they like and dislike, what song they can't stop listening to. Thoughts such as these are what have lead me to writing this post. A post which is simply - me.

I recently found myself in a particular place and mindset that I was truly unhappy with. Gradually, things were starting to pile on my shoulders until I finally had to step back and take a couple of weeks to myself in order to regain motivation, re-learn what makes me truly happy and to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing. Last week was my final full week before returning back to reality and I had such a lovely time surrounded by happiness, positivity, love and laughter - which is exactly the kind of medicine I had been longing for.

MONDAY 6TH JULY
Went shopping alone to find something to wear for Adam's sister's graduation the following day. As always, leaving it to the last minute. After much indecisiveness, a pit-stop for a red berry cooler from Costa and a sigh of relief later - I finally found my outfit. I picked up a palm leaf print jumpsuit from Topshop and matched it with nude-heels, a white cardigan and a white clutch from New Look. When I got home, I decided to download the three month free trial of Apple Music, which I'm rather enjoying. I'm head over heels for Drake at the moment, so his albums were the first thing I reached for. I love the 'recommended for you' section as well as the new artists section - I can't wait to discover and fall in love with some new music.

TUESDAY 7TH JULY
Adam and I boarded our train first thing in the morning to head to the North Coast to attend Becca's graduation during the day and to stay the night to celebrate. Despite the gloomy weather, we had such a lovely day filled with family, plenty of photos and a karaoke session at the local pub to end the night. Getting to spend time with Adam and his family is one of my favourite things to do and something we don't get to do often enough because of our sporadic schedules.

WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY
Before heading back home Adam, Becca and her boyfriend, Peter and I headed for breakfast in the morning in a little cafe along the seafront. We had a little wander around afterwards, stopping into a beautiful thrift shop called Hope & Gloria before jumping into Peter's car for the long drive home. Our car ride consisted of all of the loud Disney singalongs you can imagine. Adam and I were feeling super lazy when we arrived home, so we did nothing more than curl up and watch Netflix.

THURSDAY 9TH JULY
Adam and I had a day of just us, which was super nice and long overdue. It consisted mainly of baking cookies (which, I have to admit, turned out more like brownies) and taking the dog for a walk. Note: we don't actually own a dog, we were dog-sitting. We also reminisced that exactly one year ago we had arrived in Berlin with two of our close friends. We were rather jealous of our past selves.

FRIDAY 10TH JULY
Adam had to go into work in the morning for a couple of hours, so I took the opportunity to do something that I had been planning to do for the longest time. I filmed my very first (proper) YouTube video! It was exciting and strange and nerve-wrecking all at the same time. When Adam arrived home, he took some time out to relax on his laptop while I edited my video on mine. In the evening, we headed to his family's house to have an evening of takeaway, movies and drinks.

SATURDAY 11TH JULY
In the morning Adam, Becca, Peter and I went for a spot of shopping. I picked up a gorgeous pair of lace-up flats from Topshop which I absolutely adore. I managed to say no to the temptation of buying new Tsum Tsums (the addiction to collecting them is real). Adam and I returned home to a Saturday night in, consisting of curling up with some Netflix. I had the joys of waking up in the middle of the night to Adam trying to push me off the bed saying "Let's throw her off the roof!" and laughing manically in his sleep. Terrifying.

SUNDAY 12TH JULY
Adam went off to work and I posted my YouTube video filmed a few days previous. I was super nervous, but did receive some lovely feedback. It's certainly not the best video out there, but I was pleased with how it turned out. If you're interested, you can watch it here! I spent the rest of the day filming and editing another video, which will be coming soon. Adam arrived home in the evening and we ordered a naughty pizza and once again curled up with some Netflix. I'd have those kind of nights over a night out any day.

What have you been up to lately? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Get Ready With Me: Everyday Bold Lip



My very first proper Youtube video is now live! It's a short 'get ready with me' video where I take you through my everyday make-up routine for my current favourite bold lip look. Nothing beats a bold red lip!

Products used:
Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
Rimmel London Match Perfect Loose Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Naked 3 Palette (Limit, Nooner, Darkside)
Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Liquid Liner
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Eylure Lengthening Lashes No. 116
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder
NARS Blush in Sin
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera

Feel free to give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! 
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

5 Current Beauty Favourites


Every now and again I love to change up my beauty routine. As much as I adore some of my old favourites, there's nothing more satisfying than falling in love with new products that make me ponder how I ever lived without them. These five products are a few that I've recently fallen head over heels for.
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

5 Must Watch TV Shows On Netflix

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Nothing beats a good old Netflix binge. Those days that call for nothing more than bringing your duvet onto your sofa and curling up with a few of your favourite shows. If Netflix binge watching were a paid job I'm certain we would all be very happy millionaires. I'm always on the lookout for new TV shows to be obsessed with, but there are a few I believe you'd be mad as a hatter to miss out on.
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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Precious Leggings

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FAUX LEATHER JACKET: MISS SELFRIDGE | BLOUSE: H&M (SHOP SIMILAR) | LEGGINGS: WOLFORD* | SHOES: NEW LOOK | HANDBAG: H&M (SHOP SIMILAR) | SUNGLASSES: TOPSHOP (SHOP SIMILAR)

Lo and behold, I have finally overcome my fear of and frustrations with taking outfit photos (thank you for putting up with me and having the patience of a saint as always, Adam) and I'm genuinely pleased with the results. I really hope to do more fashion posts in the future as I actually had quite a lot of fun putting this together. For now, you're going to have to go easy on me with this one!
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