Sunday, 31 January 2016

My Five Style Staples


This week's video is a bit different to anything I've done before, a run down of my five wardrobe staples that I couldn't be without! What are your style staples that you always go back to?

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Friday, 29 January 2016

The Lace Playsuit

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playsuit - MISSGUIDED
shoes - NEW LOOK

I've saved my favourite outfit from my trip to Cape Verde until last, this beautiful lace playsuit from Missguided. 
I don't often buy from Missguided because I don't really like that you have to pay for returns, it's so annoying when something just doesn't fit and you have to pay to give it back to them. Big thumbs down for that one. But when I saw this on Instagram I wanted it so badly that I was willing to risk it and hope that the size I ordered fit. Luckily for me, it did! 
Again this was something that I wore in LA, but didn't have the chance to take any photos of, so I made sure to pack it for Cape Verde to get some photos of it.
It's just so fresh and summery, and I think this backdrop is perfect for it. These photos make me want summer back so much!
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Payday Beauty Wish List


It's that wonderful time of month again when payday comes around, and my god I have been in need of it this month! Why you so long and broke January!
As I seem to do every year, January and February are the months of my year when I get super excited about skincare and makeup and think I'm going to be a whole new me this year, so my wish list becomes endlessly long. I watch loads of videos, read loads of blogs and just want pretty much every single thing I see. So I thought I would share with you the things at the top of my wish list this month that I want to make mine once payday rolls around on Friday... 

MAC Spice Lip Liner
I have seen so many people using this lip liner and raving about it so its the next on my must-have MAC liner list. I already have Soar and Whirl, so Spice is next up on my shopping list.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
I think I mentioned this in my Sephora Haul video, it's a product that I wanted to get in America last year but didn't end up buying. I've now decided it's been long enough and I really really want it. I've never tried anything by Kevyn Aucoin but so many people seem to love it so I'd like to see what all the fuss is about!

Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer
I saw this in a beauty tutorial video I watched the other day by Kaushal Beauty (adore this video btw), and it looked like a really good concealer. I've been using my trusty Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer forever so I think it's time to try a new one!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Don't Pink of It
Another product I spotted in one of Kaushal's videos. I have one of these lipsticks in a different shade but this one looked really pretty so I'd love to add it to my collection.

Spectrum Mermaid Dreams The Glam Clam Brush Set
I don't have that many make up brushes and this year I'd love to expand my collection a bit. I've seen these brushes on Instagram and they look so dreamy! Unfortunately this set is currently sold out but I can't help lusting over it and hoping it comes back in stock.

Kylie Lip Kit in Posie
Ok so I know this isn't even out yet, but it's on my wish list for whenever it does get released. With the previous release of shades I wasn't that bothered by the Kylie Lip Kit but when I saw this shade on Twitter I fell in love. I desperately need it. I just hope it doesn't sell out before I can get my hands on it like the last shades did.

Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
I don't wear eyelashes all that often, but when I do, I just grab whichever ones looks ok from the shelves in Boots. But I have heard quite a few people on blogs and videos mention using these and they look really nice so they're another thing that I'd really like to try soon.

Have you tried any of these? Or are there any other products you would recommend I try in 2016?

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Floral Red

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dress - MOTEL
hat - ASOS
shoes - NEW LOOK

These photos proved pretty hard to take because of the lighting but I adore this dress so I thought I would post them even though the light is a bit weird on my face!
In 2014 I bought this dress from Motel in red, and after that had my eye on the other colours of it for ages. Then when they went into sale last year I picked up two more, this one and a blue floral one for less than twenty quid each, bargain! They're such easy dresses to just throw on on a hot day. This is the dress that I wore to San Diego Zoo, aka as one of the hottest days of my entire life. I think the loose fit of this dress is the only reason I didn't melt!
Motel don't seem to still have this dress colourway but they do have the dress still in stock in a few other colours, so if it takes your fancy then just search for 'Savannah' on their website!
Trust me, it's the perfect summer dress for a hot day, or for when you're trying to hide a food baby!

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Pet Tag


This week a little furry friend joined me in my YouTube video, have a watch to find out more about my best bud...

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Friday, 22 January 2016

Ocean Blue

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shorts - SEAFOLLY
jumper - SEAFOLLY
hat - ASOS

Please excuse the bright red blob on my face formerly known as my nose. Once again I managed to get burnt on this holiday. I swear I always cover myself in sun cream but somehow find a way to burn somewhere. Big. Fat. Fail.
Aside from that tomato, I adore this beachwear from Seafolly. As soon as I spotted these two bits, I needed them in my life. The jumper is so slouchy and cosy, perfect for that early evening time at the beach when the sun is going down and you start to feel a bit chilled where your skin has been in the hot sun all day. And the I just love the geometric print and fit of these shorts. Two new faves that I can't wait to wear again this summer! 
Seafolly is my new go-to swimwear and beachwear brand. Pretty much everything they bring out is gorgeous, I totally wish I lived in Australia so I could wear their bikinis and swimsuits all the time!

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

My European Travel Bucket List


Back in December me and Luke went on our first ever long weekend European city break, and ever since then I can't stop thinking about going on another one. In the past I've been on a few city breaks with my mum, but I'd never been on one with Luke before we went to Berlin. After having such an awesome time I definitely think we need to start planning the next one!

There are so many cities that I'd love to go to, and when so many are only an hour or two flight away, I really want to start exploring more of what's pretty much on our doorstep. I've started compiling quite a list, so here are the next few I'd like to jump on a plane to;

             - Copenhagen
             - Milan
             - Florence
             - Prague
             - Lisbon
             - Frankfurt
             - Stockholm
             - Budapest
             - Vienna

And these are a few I've been to before but I'd love to revisit with Luke;

             - Paris
               Me and Luke have both been to Paris separately but it would be great to experience it again 
             - Barcelona
               I went to Barcelona in 2014 and it was gorgeous, you can check out my vlogs here, and 
             - Rome
               I've been to Rome twice, once with my mum, and then with my uni, and it is honestly one of 
               my most favourite cities ever. I'd love to be able to share it with Luke.
             - Venice
               Another one that I visited with my mum, and again I adored it. It's just so unique and is the 
               perfect place to get lost. You basically walk everywhere as there aren't any cars and find 
               yourself winding through the maze of little streets and never finding the same one again. It's 
               an incredible place.
             - Amsterdam
               I visited Amerstadm with my college and I can't say it was one of the best weeks of my life 
               (read - one of my most miserable weeks ever), but I loved the city itself. My misery was 
               mainly down to the fact we stayed in the worst place ever (the Hans Brinker hotel), I don't 
               do the whole 'coffee' shop thing and most of my roommates did, I had just started dating 
               Luke and he wasn't replying to my messages (totally girly reason but nonetheless totally the 
               truth), and it was a very late to bed situation and 8am registration for college (this girl likes 
               her sleep). So all in all it was the environment I was in that I disliked, so I'd love to re-
               experience such a beautiful place in an environment I would enjoy!

This year is definitely the year I've got the travelling bug! If only I had unlimited funds and unlimited days off work! Have you travelled many European cities?

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Monday, 18 January 2016

The Palm Tree Playsuit

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playsuit - H&M

I spotted this playsuit last summer on PopSugar and straight away I wanted it. I went online convinced that they wouldn't have it in stock in my size, but to my surprise they did, so I swiftly clicked to checkout and made it mine!
The only problem I had when it arrived was the sizing of it. I'm a bit bigger on top than I am on the bottom so this fit like a glove on my bum, but was super tight across the top and gave me the dreaded boob-fat-hanging-over look. Luckily Sewing-Mum came to the rescue and figured out a solution for me, so if you look at the picture of the back of the playsuit you can see where my mum removed the zip, put a shorter one in, and added a few button-up tabs to keep it done up. What would I do without her eh! No going to an expensive tailor for me, mum can almost always figure out a solution to make an outfit fit! 

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

My New Year Beauty Resolutions


There's a new video on my YouTube channel, have you seen it yet? I've put together a few of my beauty resolutions for 2016....

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