May 15, 2015

Cherry Blossoms & Tulle

Bare legs alert! My pasty pins made their first outing of the year last month and I really couldn't be happier about it - although a quick once over with some fake tan wouldn't have hurt! Team that fresh Summer feeling with a frolic in the cherry blossoms - which have already faded by now much to my Instagram feed's disappointment, and you've got a recipe for a style post.

This Alexandra Grecco number is basically the skirt dreams are made of, layer upon layer of gorgeous tulle that ultimately lead me to pulling on a pair of heels (although these Kurt Geiger boots are about as high as it gets for me!) and having a small 'I'm Carrie Bradshaw moment' while posing in front of a busy road and a row of houses - not quite the glamorous NYC life in my case!

The leather jacket really has been my staple wardrobe piece of the moment, where it's a little too cold to go coatless but too hot to wear anything thick. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect biker style (finding the right leather jacket for you is definitely akin to finding true love) and this one from River Island fits the bill pretty well, adding enough edge to an outfit like this to stop me feeling like a fairy in a tutu!

Tulle Skirt - Alexandra Grecco* | Leather Jacket - River Island | Crop Top - Missguided | Bag - H&M | Boots - KG by Kurt Geiger

* Gifted PR Samples

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May 11, 2015

Current Skincare Favourites & Morning/Evening Routine

Skincare, skincare, skincare. Let's talk about skincare! I feel like I've been dying to make this video for so long, as - come on, it's just the best subject to talk about. From it's importance as a foundation for make up to discovering new exciting ingredients and building up a routine there's just no end the amount I could go on about skincare! Luckily for you though, I've condensed about an hour's worth of rambling into one bite-size chunk to digest today, chatting through my current favourites of the moment, some new additions and how they all fit into my morning and evening routines.

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May 04, 2015

April Favourites

Time for another dose of favourites, coming to you from the month of April! Side note - how on earth have we ended up in May so fast, I've been helplessly singing 'N Sync like there's no tomorrow. Although not the best month for beauty - I feel like I've spent more days out of make up than wearing it, I've got a handful of products that still managed to wow me, including a foundation that I haven't stopped raving about since it's first use and and hair washing duo from the drugstore that are giving a high end favourite a run for it's money!

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May 03, 2015

This Week: A Magical Disney Weekend!

Happy Sunday everyone! This week has definitely been one I'd rather forget, but I had so much fun putting this vlog together from our time at Dinsey last weekend that it managed to put a smile back on my face. Darren and I are already planning a return visit - Christmas in Paris is something that I desperately want to experience, so fingers crossed we'll have that to look forward to!

Until then this vlog will have to suffice in keeping the magic alive, and it really was one of the most magical places I've ever visited. From the rides, to the big pink castle and the amazing show each night (seriously, you can't miss this - i absolutely bawled!) everything was perfect and the inner child inside both of us absolutely loved it!

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April 24, 2015

I Went to Sephora and Only Bought One Thing

This weekend I found myself in the the beauty lover's heaven that is Sephora, and on the Champs-Élysées in Paris no less - cue angels singing. I've always been incredibly jealous of those lucky enough to have a store in your own backyard - all the best brands in one black and white stripy space, and lets not forget the adorable minis on offer. Believe it or not though despite spending over an hour in there (much to Darren's disapproval) I only picked up one thing for myself!

I've had the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red on my mind for some time now but held off until I could swatch it in person, because - let's be honest, do I really need to add another red liquid lipstick to my collection? The answer this time was an absolute yes. This really is a true cool toned red, something I surprisingly don't own in this type of formula and the application and finish are the closest thing I've ever felt to velvet on my lips. The colour is rich and hangs around for the entire day but feels comfortable enough for you to forget it's even there.

I may have had to go all the way to Paris for it, but as an all-year-round red lip lover it was definitely worth it. Now, had this been a visit to a US Sephora, things would have been quite a different story - I'm not sure they make a big enough bag to hold the amount of products I'd be wanting to purchase, with the likes of Tarte, Make Up Forever and Josie Marran taunting me from afar. Fingers crossed though, I may not have to wait long to start throwing them into my basket - watch this space!

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