Thursday, June 30, 2016

Goodbye June: My Every Day Face For The Month

How very cliché of me to say this, but it is totally true: June came and went in a jiffy and I can't believe how fast the year is passing by! June was a busy month at work (especially with the whole Brexit situation and a lot of people going on holiday), blogging wise the number of posts this month fell relative to previous months but that's ok as I've been really enjoying life and sometimes that gets in the way of blogging. Weather wise, June was a bit of a strange one with the odd sunshiny day but mostly rain, and lots of it. Despite the washout start of summer, temperatures have risen and inevitably my beauty routine had to be adjusted. June consisted mainly of natural and minimal make-up looks; less was definitely more both in terms of numbers of product used and time spent doing my make-up, which really sped things up in the morning and meant being able to stay in bed for that little longer; win win right?! Here's what I reached for this past month:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Travel, Fitness & Fashion: An Instagram Weekly Roundup

Guess who wants to chat about random things today? This girl! I've never really religiously done an Instagram roundup so I thought that could change today. Having attempted to become more active in social media these past few months, I have used Instagram in particular a lot more recently, posting once or twice every day. And despite hating the recent changes done to our feeds, posting on Instagram is just like blogging itself and I love it. Here's what the latest is:


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10 Thoughts Whilst Buying A New Bikini

Despite having an entire drawer on my white Ikea chest dedicated to all things beach related such as bikinis, hats, bags and cover ups, every year I fall under the spell that is the bikini season. Every store is stocking the latest trend in the bikini world; they come in way too many different styles and colours that it almost all becomes a nightmare for a shopaholic like me. Of course we have that pair we turn to in desperate times, but with the summer holidays booked and the anxious wait that is having to expose yourself in front of many, buying a new bikini is a must and that is when the painful process of doing so commences.

Monday, June 20, 2016

From The Office To The Beach: 5 Must Have Bags For Summer

Ah, bags. I'm known to have a thing or two for bags and whenever I purchase a new one my dad always questions me whether I actually need it, the answer of course is yes, I do! With today being the first day of summer (what a washout, eh?!) and the recent weather improvement-ish, I find myself taking out my more colourful bags and wearing a different one every day of the week. Despite being a bag hoarder and proud of it, I know there are only a few essential styles that can easily get us through summer in style and on trend, and these are the ones I wanna be talking about today.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Nautical Stripes

Sun, sand, sea and repeat. That is exactly how I want to be spending my summer holiday but until then, summer in the city it is. And what's hotter than nautical fashion for an urban summer? It makes me feel like I'm under the sun (despite actually being under the grey clouds) and definitely is one of my favourite feel-good summer trends. I've talked endlessly about stripes here on the blog these past few weeks, so when MandM Direct got in touch wanting me to join their "Blogger's Pick" project I was of course more than happy to participate. The trend I picked, out of the many this season has to offer, I hear you ask is: STRIPES (again I know but #sorrynotsorry)!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summer 2016 Beauty Trends: Summer Never Looked So Bright

With bikini, summer dresses and short shorts season upon us, it's time to match our sun-kissed complexion with the latest trends in the make-up world. Summer beauty 2016 is all about being bold with rich colours; go big or go home am I right? I feel like the trends this season have been massively influenced by past eras; the 80's and 90's, and things we may have been afraid of wearing a year ago are now totally acceptable. Think metallic eyes and bright lips. This sunny season don't be afraid to play with colour and step out of your comfort zone. It's easy and fun! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Beach Is Calling: Summer Holiday Wishlist

Despite the recent rise of temperatures, beach going is much too far from the London reality. To keep sane my advice is: take at LEAST one sunny holiday per year (preferably in Spain or anywhere hotter), because if you depend on the British summer...well you ain't getting one. With this is mind and amid holiday plans I have found myself adding more and more items to my ever growing summer wishlist on Pinterest. There are too many cute trends for this season and must have pieces that I am dying to get my hands on.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: How To Wear Maxis This Summer

The maxi dress is a summer staple and is undoubtedly the season's most effortless piece. Which is why when JD Williams asked me to share my summer style tips, I instantly knew I wanted to do something around maxis because the maxi style is coming back with a bang this summer. This season, the trend has been given a few updates, making it an even more versatile seasonal piece. Try the oversized style, the luxurious textures clashes and minimal 90s styles, or even a more boho and feminine approach. There is something for everyone whatever the occasion may be. And, if you find yourself wondering whether you actually can pull one off, take a look at my mum and tell me she doesn't look smashing!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Super Gloss Lip Glosses

I remember getting these on my birthday back in January but it wasn't until a few weeks back I actually gave them a try for the first time! Whilst shopping my stash I came across them and as with any lip glosses, I honestly did not have high expectations. If you've been around here long enough, you will know I have a love/hate relationship with glosses and apart from very few brands like Clinique and Chanel, I find it extremely hard to find a lip gloss that sits well, is non-sticky and lasts more than a few mere minutes on my lips. A few weeks back one of my beauty prayers was answered with non-drying matte lippies, and I now feel like another one has too. Behold, non-sticky and long-lasting Lip Glosses from Bellápierre Cosmetics.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Bomber Jacket & Adidas Superstars

 I always tell myself not to get overly excited about summer, because summer in London is pretty non-existent isn't it?! Spring has been a wash out and I can count on one hand the days I've been able to leave the house without a second layer of clothing. When it is chilly out I find myself constantly reaching for my trusty bomber as I am loving how trendy they are.
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