|Long Sleeve Crop Top (similar) - New Look | Barbour jacket - House of Fraser | Ancient Map Dress - Black Milk | Crystal Necklace* - Deal Sale|
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Mapping My Way | OOTD
I feel like such a nerd in my huge glasses but putting on a nice lipstick seems to make it more 'chic', is that just me? Also I didn't realise how long my hair has gotten. I both love and loathe it simultaneously, I've been planning to cut it to a bob length in a few months time when it will hopefully have gotten a bit thicker and stronger but I will definitely miss the colour so I'm a bit unsure - what do you think?
This dress is an old love of mine, I've always had a thing for maps but not much love for colour so old maps are always much more pleasing to me than the classic blue and green. If I ever have the right space for it, I'd love to have one of those old giant globes in my house.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Summer Lookbook | Video
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Type The Hype Discovery Parcel - Blogger Mail Unboxing | Video
I've received the Type The Hype Discovery Parcel so I'm sharing what's inside and trying out a few new products!
I love that online gyms and programmes are a thing, it's such a great idea. I'm currently making more effort with exercise so I'm really looking forward to trying this. They have a free three day trial too!
This is such a cute idea and a great way to update your shoes, I don't currently have any heels that these would well work on (who knew I had so many wedges?!) but I will be trying them out soon and letting you know how it goes!
Another great thing to come of the internet. Finding beauty salons and spas near you and booking treatments at the click of a button! They also have a refer a friend scheme to take advantage of to earn credit on the site.
I love eye creams, I find them do soothing and lovely to apply - maybe because I'm always tired haha! So I'm really pleased this was in the parcel and I can't wait to try it out properly.
We all know how I love miniature products, they're just too cute and so great for travelling! I'm already a fan of Porefessional and the mini licence to blot will be great to keep in my handbag for on the go touch ups!
This was provided via Prezzybox and I think it would be an amazing present for someone, the site is filled with great gift ideas. I think the packaging and branding is so cute, even if it doesn't quite make sense for cake shaped things to be in an egg box haha.
I'm so pleasantly surprised at how well this took off my make up. I might just be a micellar water convert. I'm not a huge fan of how wet it feels though as I'm one of those weirdos that doesn't even put their face in the shower. I'm sure I'll get used to it though and it seems lovely and hydrating which my skin can't get enough of!
I love the planner that came in the parcel, it's such a handy reminder to have the tick box prompts, it'll certainly be making its way into my organisation essentials.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Making Changes: Becoming A Better Me
There have been many times where I've made attempts to lead a healthier lifestyle but none of them have stuck. I'm not great at forming habits and routines so I tend to just forget about doing exercise. That's why I've decided to blog about it, and all the changes that I'm making to become healthier. I think a big part of my lack of motivation for doing exercise has mostly been that I'm not overweight, I've always been a perfectly healthy weight. However, that doesn't mean I'm healthy. My fitness levels aren't great and that's what I want to change. If I happen to get nice and toned in the process then that would be a great bonus too.
I've been making these changes in exercise habits with the help of Gymcube who have kindly given me a free subscription to the site. Going to the gym has never appealed to me, but finding the motivation and the right ways to work out at home is a struggle. However, the diversity of the exercise videos available on the Gymcube site have already made it easier to get into a bit of a routine. I started using the site two weeks ago and so far I've been enjoying a mix of 'advanced' upbeat and high energy work outs along with some yoga sessions. I haven't been pushing myself too hard or exercising every single day as I'm just starting out and don't want to set myself up for failure. I'm aiming to complete a video three times a week.
There's also a nutrition section of the site which is undoubtedly going to be a massive help to me as even though I'm aware that I eat too much of certain foods I don't have the willpower to change, so hopefully learning more about it will help my mind to readjust and I can learn from the healthy recipes and cooking videos that are provided. Gymcube offer a free seven day trial so I'd really recommend checking it out!
One dietary change I have made in the last few months though is drinking more water and it's just fabulous. My skin is better, I rarely get headaches and I just feel better. I used to start every single day with a cup of tea but have switched this to a big glass of water instead, I now only feel like having a cup of tea once a day, if that. My body craves water instead. Sometimes I'll have squash instead if I want something with flavour but it's also cut down the amount that I drink fizzy drinks too. I pretty much only have them when I'm out and about and don't want water which makes it like a nice treat. I mentioned this in my May Favourites but the main way that I track how much water I'm drinking is with the app Plant Nanny, it's a super cute way to make sure you're hydrated.
I'll be keeping track of my progress and I'll be letting you know how I get on. I feel for the first time that this might actually be something I stick to. I'd love to know if you're doing something similar!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Minimal Monochrome for Summer | OOTD
|Top - Miss Selfridge | Trousers - Primark (similar) | Sandals - F&F|
I found another top to wear with these trousers! I had thought about this combination when I bought the top but only recently tried it, it's now one of my favourite summer outfits because it's so freaking comfortable. This outfit makes me feel like a grown up, it's not the kind of thing that I normally wear but I really like it, even if the trousers aren't particularly flattering haha. It's the kind of outfit that I'd see on someone else and think oh I love that but assume it wouldn't suit me, but now I'm wearing it anyway!
I obviously had to add black to the outfit with my sandals, jacket and bag. You can see the other outfit that I styled these trousers in right here and another outfit with this top over here.
Monday, June 20, 2016
OOTD: A Summer Adventure | Video
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Tatsu | OOTD
You know when you're on your way to dinner but you see a cute field and stop to take some photos in your floaty magical kimono instead? Or is that just me? I haven't worn my Black Milk pieces for quite some time now and have sold a lot of what I had but these are two that I think I'll be keeping for a long time. I don't get much occasion to wear the kimono as it's rather long on me so I'm always worried of catching it on things but the dress is pretty much a staple in my wardrobe, I just love how it fits.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Pretty in Pink | Makeup Tutorial
I've been feeling a little bit girly lately so I've been playing around with pinks in my makeup. I've tried pink eyeshadow a couple of times before, both a bright shade and a pastel shimmer shade, and just didn't love it on me. However, thanks to a new little duo palette* I've found a way to wear it that I rather like. Another great thing about these eyeshadows is that they're from contactlenses.co.uk so are specifically made for sensitive eyes which I think is fab. I'm definitely someone that suffers at the end of a long day wearing contacts with heavy makeup so I love that there are now options that cater for this!
If you've watched any of my recent makeup tutorials on youtube then you'll know that I love a pale pink blush. It just gives that English rose vibe on pale skin. Paired with a lovely pink lip colour and I think you're onto a winner.
The eyeshadow duo aren't colours that I would normally think to put together but I'm actually really loving the combination of the pink and grey. The grey used in the crease makes it so much more wearable and less "I've just put the same product everywhere on my face".
These colours aren't very pigmented and it takes a few layers to get a noticeable shade so it's much more of a subtle eye look which is perfect for daytime or if you're not confident with eyeshadows and want to be able to build it up as you go.
So here's a little step by step for how I created this very easy pretty pink makeup look.
So here's a little step by step for how I created this very easy pretty pink makeup look.
- After applying your base makeup, use an eyeshadow primer on your eyelids. I usually use the & Other Stories one or Urban Decay Primer Potion which is a very well loved product.
- First you want to apply the lighter colour (i.e. the pink shade) all over the lid, because this shade is quite close to my skin colour I put it almost up to my eyebrow and then built it up more in the inner side and middle of my eyelid to create a base.
- Then use the grey along the crease, focusing on the outer corner and blending into the pink with a brush. Sponge eyeshadow applicators tend to apply product more heavily so I often use them to build colour and then blend it out afterwards.
- Apply mascara. I went for Benefit They're Real as I wanted a nice natural looking lash and this is perfect for that.
- The blusher I used is the Maybelline Dream Mousse blush as I love that this has a bit of shimmer in it which creates a nice subtle highlight, it's also super easily to apply with your fingers and can be applied quite lightly.
- To finish off, add a pink lipstick. I adore this YSL lipstick, so moisturising and so pretty!
- Lastly, you could even opt for a pastel pink nail varnish to really add a finishing touch.
Let me know what you think of this look, is it cute and summery or just a pink overload?
|Eyeshadows in Flanel/Wild Rose* | Nail varnish in Candy Floss | Blush in 01 Dolly Pink | Lipstick in 01 Nude Beige|