INTERIOR INSPIRATION

26 February 2015




Lately, I have been more obsessed with Pinterest. To the extreme. I am lover of interior and I am constantly seeking inspiration. Now that I have my own place, I am always looking for ways to make it look more appealing etc. I like a clean finish, but I love texture, simple colours and just walking into a room and it being well lit makes me happy. So below I have picked a few images from my Pinterest board which you can follow here!


Look at this beautiful room, clean and crisp with pattern and simply furniture. Like the fold up table, its so unique and the colours  each other so well.


I'd love to have an exposed wardrobe, but I believe if you have this, there has to be a consistent flow of colour, not colour screaming at you everywhere - that's my opinion, The image above shows calm and muted tones of clothing, that correspond well with the simple surroundings.


I want and need one of these bath tubs! I will eventually get one, when I own my own place or rent a different place that has one of these beautiful pieces. This is a great way of adding some colour to a plain room, especially the bathroom. This just looks so inviting especially with all the flowers. It is like bathing in a garden - haha! 


And finally, a good kitchen. I love a country looking kitchen. Especially those sinks. And the wooden worktops and the muted tones just add an inviting and relaxed tone about it. I love tiles that are also laid out in a brick style. They definitely add the impression of more width to the kitchen!

Please note the images above are all from Pinterest.

What interior design are you loving?

xo



OOTD

24 February 2015


Evening, I hope you are all well. As my last outfit post was quite successful, I thought I would post another. This outfit is more simple, with faded black jeans, a cute top that subtly says "I like nature" hah! And finally, it wouldn't be complete without some statement shoes and those frilly socks! For outfit details please see below.












Choker necklace; TOPSHOP.
Cropped T-Shirt; ASOS.
Skinny jeans; TOPSHOP.
Frilly socks; Primark.
Chunky heels; Riverisland.

xo

MAKE UP STORAGE

22 February 2015


Ah, make up storage. It's gotta look pretty right? For years, when I shared a room with my sister, I'd simply have all my make up in one big bag, and I sit on the floor, in front of a big mirror. Sometimes, I do still do that. Sitting at a desk, or a dressing table, doesn't always do it for me. When it comes to storing my make up and presenting it, it has to be simple and all my products have to be accessible. 


 I like to keep my brushes in some order, face brushes and eye brushes separate. Because I have too many lip products, I have now had to purchase a little basket for all of them, as seen below.


 I tend to leave the palettes above always out, as they are my most used. Especially the Naked Basics.


 On the right I have all my skincare in a cute open box? I'm not sure how I would define it. But it makes all my skincare organised.


 Some lipsticks, I am a huge fan of Rimmel London. 


Above is mainly all my eye products, from eyeshadow palettes, brow kits, mascaras, concealers and any liners. Below is face products from, bb creams, powders, highlighters, bronzers and blushes.


How do you store your make up?

xo

THE TOPSHOP WISHLSIT

21 February 2015


Topshop never, ever sell anything I don't like. Some shops you can go into, and not find anything. Topshop, never has this occurence. Here are a few selected items that have caught my eye recently.


  1. Lips In Saint
  2. Gingham Box Pleat Mini Skirt
  3. Olivia Burton Midi Dial Mink and Rose Gold Watch
  4. Jacquard Crop Top
  5. Fluffy Crew Neck Jumper
  6. Abbie Court Shoes by Miss KG
  7. Colour-Block Pocket Purse

What has caught your eye?

xo

THE PURPLE LIP

17 February 2015

The shade purple, it sounds a bit daunting at first doesn't it? It's not easy like your muted pink toned lipstick. It's there, vibrant and sometimes it's screaming at you, but worn correctly, it looks out there and glam.

I believe anyone can pull off just about every colour, especially purple afterall there are many shades of purple. For example, if you like the purple shade but are too afraid to dive in and wear something very bright, then simply go for a more subtle shade, for this I have picked MUA'S Matte Lipstick in Lilac Belle.

My first purple shade I purchased was Sleek's Exxxaggerate, and it definitely suits its name. It is beautiful though, especially when it is paired up with a dark smokey eye or a simple layer of mascara. The only downside of this lipstick, is that it is so DRYING. Literally drying, my lips feel chapped, so definitely put a lot of lip balm on before applying this, and you're good to go.


If you looking for a dark and vampy look, then head towards Collection, because they have it covered. Shade 2 Scorned is a very pigmented and glossy lipstick. I pair this lipstick with a simple eye look, mascara on it own or sometimes a little flick of eyeliner. This is because I think it's a great shade to have attention drawn to it, so by simplifying the eyes, this can be achieved.

& finally here comes M.A.C, the famous shade Rebel! I apply this product with a lip brush, over a purple toned lip liner, as it can be a lipstick that tends to feather on the edges as it's quite creamy. It's hard to explain this shade, as it has a red/pink undertone, which leaves it having depth on your lips. Again though, so beautiful.


What are your favourite purple shades? 

xo

SUNDAY O O T D

16 February 2015

Casual, comfy and relaxed OOTD. Products listed below.




"Expect nothing, appreciate everything"




 Jacket; Topshop
T-shirt; RiverIsland
Jeans; Topshop
Slip ons; ASOS
Earings; RiverIsland


xo

E Y E B R O W MAINTENANCE

14 February 2015


Eyebrows, surprisingly they are very important, the tiny hairs that can define the face by their shape.
Not everyone has to mantain their eyebrows, and you are incredibly lucky! My sister and I seen in pictures below, we have to actually trim our eyebrow hairs! Below is a before and after of my sister's rebelious eyebrows.



As you can see, they have lost their shape. To gain the shape back, I took a spooly and brushed the hair upwards, and trimmed the longer hairs.




Afterwards, once the shape was visible again, I plucked the stray hair, never from above the eyebrow, as this can lead to loosing the shape of the natural brow.



And finally I stroked some powder through her brows using the Sleek Eyebrow Kit, and they are done!

Very simple.

How do you maintain your eyebrows?

xo

MOST WORN SHOES - L A T E L Y


Most worn shoes? Lately? Definitely these.



New Look is such a great shop when it comes to their wide variety of shoes. They have a pair for almost everyone, and if you have wide feet... yup no need to worry, they've got pairs of them too! Also, if you don't want to spend a lot, you don't need to, because New Look are reasonably priced, if not more!


So these shoes I purchased and I didn't realise that they did a size 2 now, New Look are just getting better. I have tiny feet, I used to be a size 3 up until the end of last year, my shoes were just too loose for me. I tried on some size 2's - perfect fit. However I was disappointed, I can still wear most of my shoes, but I have to add a few layers of socks! 

These shoes look great with tights and a dress or skirt. I haven't styled them with skinny jeans yet, but the strap around the ankle, just make your legs look more toned.

What are your most worn shoes?

xo

SKINCARE I'M LOVING

12 February 2015

I decided to change up my skincare. Not hugely, but I thought making it a bit simpler, so I purchased some new products, which I am obsessed with! 



First up is the Botanics Rosewater Spritz;
This smells divine! I get excited using this product, silly I know, but the whole spritzing your face with this, leaves it feeling refreshing! I leave my skin to absorb this, even though it is optional to use a cotton pad to remove the excess, the smell is too good!

Second up, I needed to repurchase the Garnier Micellar Cleansing water, however this bottle caught my eye... its green! I believe the difference with this is that it mattifies the skin, which is good for me, as my T-zone tends to get quite oily.

Finally the Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream;
This product works wonders with foundation! Lately for a dewy and lighter coverage, I have been mixing some of this with my foundation and applying with a buffing brush. It leaves my skin looking lovely and full of glow!



What do you think of these products? 
xo

THE PERFECT FOUNDATION FOR OILY SKIN

Oily skin is a pain, it is not the easiest type to work with, and it requries a lot of powder and mattifying skincare. For a while, a lot of foundation was just sliding off my skin, and oxidising which created a horrible orange tone on my skin. Yikes. It did not look pretty! However I realised, if I started changing my skincare up, to something gentle for my skin, and investing in a lot of mattifying powders, I could control this. I did on a daily basis.


Despite all of this, I still wanted a foundation that didn't really require a lot of touching up and one that I wanted to wear for special occassions. I took a trip to the MAC counter, and they suggested MAC Pro Longwear - which is heavenly. 

I don't have to keep touching up this foundation with powder, it is quick drying too and it doesn't go cakey or slide off my skin. It simply stays put for hours. I put this foundation on in the morning, and it's still there at about 11pm just before I remove it to go to bed.

I am shade NC20, which is a perfect match for me.


Have you tried this foundation?
xo

FOR HER - Valentines Gifts

11 February 2015

So it's Valentine's Day this Saturday? This is where I get the excuse to create a guide/wishlist daydreaming about the things that I would love to own. As you can see there is a theme going on, rose gold or pink! Just how I like it.

  • Topshop Clean Smart Backpack £34
  • Prada Candy Florale £57.99
  • Monica Vinader Friendship Bracelet £125
  • Clarins Blush in Rose Wood £26
  • Alexander McQueen Card Holder £110
  • Selfridges Selection Flowers £45
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick £23
  • Diptyque Rose Scented Oval £34
  • Yves Saint Laurent In Love Again £75
Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day?

xo

WHAT'S ON MY iPhone


 FRONT;


 BACK;


PHOTOGRAPHY;
  • Afterlight - Mostly used to edit my Instagram photos.
  • Hyperlapse - Keeps filming still - professional looking clips.
  • Instagram - A feed for obsessive picture uploading.
  • Retrica - Filtered camera.
  • VSCOcam - Vintage filters.
  • Helium Booth - Great for high pitched or low pitched voices.
  • iVault - A locked app for documents.



LIFESTYLE;
  • Greater Anglia - Keeping up to date with live train times.
  • eBay.
  • Shazam - great for hearing a song that you want to know the artist.
  • My Day.
  • Natwest.
  • Three.


OTHER APPS;
  • Subway Surf.
  • Asos.
  • Daily Horoscope.
  • Skyward.
  • Theory Test.
  • SoundCloud.


What's on your iPhone? 

xo

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

9 February 2015

I was kindly  nominated by Catriona - so many thanks for this!

The Rules;
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  2. Tell the person who nominated you 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Select and nominate 15 blogs that you have recently discovered for the award.

7 Facts About Myself;
  1. I was born with a few birth defects, one of those being that I have a sliding hiatal hernia.
  2. I'm a sucker for a pink lipstick!
  3. Still to this day, 20 years on I have my blankets and teddies from birth.
  4. I suffer with anxiety.
  5. I love all things girly and pink... but my favourite colour is green.
  6. I still suck my thumb and I'm 20 years young.
  7. When I'm around my younger sister, my mental age meets hers.
I Nominate;

50 BLOG P O S T IDEAS

8 February 2015






In need of some inspiration? Here are some blog post ideas!

  1. Favourite product(s)
  2. What's in my make up bag?
  3. Why you have started blogging
  4. Who/what inspires you?
  5. Your everyday make up
  6. Make up collection/storage
  7. Outfit of the day/night
  8. What's in my bag?
  9. Skincare routine
  10. Products you can't live without
  11. Write a "how to" post
  12. Your favourite bloggers/youtubers
  13. What do you keep on your bedside table?
  14. The music you are currently listening to
  15. A wishlist
  16. List some facts about yourself - tag other bloggers
  17. Your current read
  18. Your favourite quotations
  19. Shoe collection
  20. Haircare routine
  21. Your favourite drug store products
  22. Your favourite clothing shops
  23. Tips for other bloggers
  24. How to save money
  25. Going travelling - places you have visited
  26. Your fitness routine
  27. DIY post
  28. Bad beauty habits
  29. Hair tutorial
  30. Favourite TV Shows
  31. About me
  32. Most worn item 
  33. Make up tutorial
  34. What's on my iPhone?
  35. Your week in pictures
  36. What shade is on your nails?
  37. A day in your life
  38. Your favourite restaurants 
  39. Favourite pins of week/month
  40. Favourite fragrances
  41. What have you learnt from blogging?
  42. A number of things in your bedroom
  43. Products not worth the hype
  44. Clothing/beauty/homeware haul
  45. Favourite art pieces
  46. Write a colour - themed post
  47. Make a list of your current goals
  48. Host a giveaway 
  49. Morning/nightime routine
  50. Tell us an experience you've had in life
xo

The FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE

5 February 2015


"l'eau de chloé
variation in the fresh air...
layers of chiffon in bright sunlight. bare feet brushing long grass. the glow of dawn on the skin. chloé's signature scent opens a new chapter in its story. an aura delicate as a breath of air. like the original fragrance, this unique eau suggests rare elegance and surprising modernity. free, spontaneous, radiant femininity. meet l'eau de chloé…"
This beautiful fragrance reminds me of spring, and it's refreshing morning dew. I love what it has to offer, it has an enticing scent of femininity and maturity. It touches your skin with sophistication. It is natural, not overpowering but leaves you in touch with the outdoors of meadows and flowers.

For a 50ml bottle, I believe this is around £55, which isn't too bad. But it's my simplest yet sweetest and move loved fragrance.




What is your favourite fragrance?
xo

THE B E A U T Y WISHLIST

4 February 2015




No matter how much make up a girl can own, the same applies for shoes, clothes and bags etc. You can never have too much. I guess it is part of being creative. To create another look. So here are a few products I would absolutely love to tick off my wish list!



What is on your wishlist?

xo

WHATS IN MY M A K E U P B A G

1 February 2015


I'm meant to be tidying up the bedroom but instead, I'm looking at the mess and thinking my blog is more of a priority right now! So it can stay that way whilst I write!

So, what is in my make up bag? I do have make up storage, it is a pretty, shabby chic chest with 2 drawers which can be seen in another post soon! However, I'm sure most of us do own a make up bag that is essentially our everyday make up look! If we are in a rush or we aren't feeling that creative, the make up bag if the saviour! 




In order of application;
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Soap & Glory Trick and Treatment Concealer
Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder
Sleek Contour Palette
M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish
M.A.C Soft Ochre
Naked Urban Decay Basics
Sleek Eyebrow Kit
Maybelline Brow Drama
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Kate Moss 101
Rimmel London Lip Liner Eastend Snob




What's in your make up bag?

xo

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