Thursday, 31 August 2017

I bloomin' love the simplicity of an outfit compiling of jeans and a simple top. It's nice sometimes not to over do outfits with all the accessories and simply chuck on some skinnies and sandals. These Birkenstocks were a TKMaxx find last summer. I have the worlds skinniest feet so finding shoes, especially sandals, can be a real pain in the arse. Birkenstocks are my favourite summer sandal - they're something I feel will always be in style.

How I blog with a full time job

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Recently I realised I owe myself a bit of credit. I've been blogging for a long time now, and the majority of that has been done where I've been at uni where I've had a lot of free time to fill. While on my Summer break I've been working 9 til 5, five days a week, and I've kept my blog going with the best content it's ever had. My job is nothing fancy, just something to get me some money before my final year at university, but it's still taking out 8 hours of my day and I'm still managing to photograph and write content I'm really proud of, so go me.

The ultimate flatlay props

Friday, 25 August 2017

I like to think my photography game has improved over the years - exhibit A, B and C. It's still not the best it could be, but I'm proud to say I've upped my game, and put a lot of time and effort into perfecting my content. Flatlays are still something relatively new to me, but they're one of my favourite styles of photos to take, albeit the messiest too. I like to think I've got myself a little collection of props and accessories perfect for any flatlay and thought I'd share them with you..

Crown Brush

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Last week I recieved a little box of goodies from Crown Brush. Given the choice of a few products from their site, I instantly knew I had to get my hands on the 35 Colour Rose Gold Palette - the perfect Morphe 35O dupe - something I've been wanting for ages now! Other than that, I was interested to see what products Crown Brush reccomended and let the rest up to them. Alongside the palette I found two lipsticks and a selection of brushes.

Zoeva Brushes

Friday, 18 August 2017

I always felt one thing my make-up collection lacked was a good set of quality brushes. I'd had the odd Real Techniques ones in the past, but for a long time I'd been using a simple set from Amazon which sure enough did the job, but were certainly starting to see better days. I bought the Zoeva 102 Silk brush after seeing this gorgeous set online to see if perhaps it was worth the investment in the full set. A month or two later my amazing boyfriend got me the full Rose Golden set, without me even asking for it (#boyfriendgoals).

Creating a Gallery Wall With Desenio

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gallery walls are the sh*t. I've been wanting to create a gallery wall for a long time now. I moved into my brothers old bedroom a few years ago and have slowly been making it my ideal little haven over the years, and a gallery wall was one of the final finishing touches. When Desenio offered to send me a few posters for it, I jumped at the chance.

Batiste 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo and Conditioner

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A few weeks back I received the Batiste 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo and Conditioner* in the post to give a try. I am a big dry shampoo user, and only ever use Batiste's. Their favourite of mine has to be the XXL Volume one - my hair is pretty much straight and flat, lacking any life so I have been known to spray a bit of this in the roots even when my hair isn't in need of a shampoo! I'm a big fan!

Blogging and Confidence

Friday, 11 August 2017

Today I wanted to switch things up slightly. One of my aims to step up my blogging game was to write some different posts. By this, I meant posts which have a bit more thought behind them, and perhaps give my readers a bit of food for thought. A lot of things have changed in the past few years with myself, the biggest for me being my confidence. Blogging has been a big part of that.

Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

I don't own many mascaras. They tend to dry out so I opt for trying a new one everytime this happens. Up until now I've been using the Rimmel Lash Accelerator - a firm favourite of mine which I have repurchased a few times before. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is raved about a lot. After seeing it floating around for a while now, so I thought it was my turn to pick it up and give it a try!

The best way to spend a Sunday

Sunday, 6 August 2017

 Sundays are no doubt my favourite day of the week. Not only is it the start of my weekend (thanks retail life), it's also the only full day Jamie and I get together, and it's basically the ultimate max-chill-out day, right? Since I've moved home from Uni for the Summer I've got into a bit of a routine with my Sundays and worked out the perfect day off..

Blue Gingham

Friday, 4 August 2017

These snaps are from J and I's trip to London last week - I may or may not have bought this new dress especially for the trip (I did). Don't let these photo's fool you by the way - the sun made very few appearances over the weekend and it was a bit wet, but nothing was stopping me from wearing this little beauty.

The new kids on the block: 3INA

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Last week I was kindly sent a few goodies from the new makeup brand on the block - 3INA. 3INA hit the scenes just over a year ago now and look to shake up the 'one size fits all' approach to the cosmetics industry. They sent me their top 3 best sellers to give a try - Highlighter 201, Cream Eyeshadow 312 and Longwear Lipstick 500.