November 27, 2014

Weekend Vlog: Christmas Markets & Crepes

Like it or not, Vlogmas is right around the corner and in preparation for a whole month of non-stop vlogging I thought it was about time to dust off the camera and get back into the swing of things with a few snippets from last weekend. It may not have been the most eventful two days but things are getting pretty festive around these parts so a visit to the first Christmas market of the year was in order. Large amounts of crepe were consumed, fairy lights awed at and Primark raided for novelty knitwear. All in all, a good weekend I'd say!

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November 24, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Inspired Drugstore Make Up Look

It was only a matter of time before I had to sit down and recreate one of Jennifer Lawrence's make up looks. From her always glowing skin to the fact that she's absolutely hilarious, I'm bordering on obsessed with this girl. Jen (yes, we're on first name terms now) wore this natural dewy make up with a subtle smoky eye to the LA Premiere of The Hunger Games Mockingjay movie and I'm sure it's one I'll be bringing out again and again!

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November 19, 2014

Autumn Beauty Haul

The last month has been a good one for beauty buys - from a trip to the Burberry store in Covent Garden to browsing the aisles of boots (can't beat a 3 for 2!) and today I'm showing you what's made it into my shopping basket. I've gone a little mad on the lip pencil front, found a concealer that might just replace my beloved Origins Plantscription and stocked up on bath goodies for some cosy Autumn soaks!

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November 15, 2014

A New Shorter Do

My hair has been long overdue a chop for a while now. After skimming through a few old Vlogmas videos from last December it dawned on me that it's been almost a year since I last sat down in the chair for a trim. Perhaps having the most length chopped off in my entire hair history on said occasion was my reason for avoiding getting it cut again for so long, but after one too many frustrating moments trying to style it (particularly my over-long curtains - growing out a fringe isn't an easy process) and an abundance of split ends I decided it was time for a change.

For those local to the South I went to Josh at Regis in Fareham and honestly have never trusted a hairdresser so much before. We barely need to discuss what I'm going for - he just gets it. I knew I wanted it short - around shoulder length, so he gave me a blunt cut with a few long layers to take out the bulk at the ends and added in some subtle highlights to give my usual messy style more definition.

If you'd told me two years ago that I'd be embracing short hair I wouldn't have believed you, but I now absolutely love it. Styling is a breeze - I can get away with a quick ten minute shampoo and blow dry in the morning and still look presentable and even adding in a few curls takes half the time. Since my appointment on Tuesday I've also been glued to the 'Hair' page on Feel Unique and have a few new bits in the post as we speak (new hair, new products - am I right?) so expect an updated hair routine of sorts to be making it's way to you soon!

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November 10, 2014

October Favourites

As sad as it was to see October go by so quickly I'm incredibly excited that we're now in November and Christmas is just around the corner! This month the beauty picks we're a little scarce - I'm still sticking firm with the products from September's video and loving them, so as well as a handful of October's beauty essentials I've added in a few fashion and lifestyle favourites for a change. Warning - things get very festive towards the end!

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November 09, 2014

This Week: Feeling Festive in Guilford

The last three months of the year are always the best in my eyes. October is when Autumn really begins, November has Bonfire Night and fireworks and you can't even say December without thinking about Christmas. One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is wrap up warm and spend the afternoon wandering around new cities - anywhere with cobbled streets are a must, darting in and out of shops and trying to find the cosiest place with coffee and cake on the menu.

After tucking ourselves away in Coffee Culture in Guilford for an hour last week with a latte the size of my head and a gluten free lemon muffin, we hit the shops which already seem to be stocked with festive goodies - I may have gotten slightly carried away in the Lush Christmas section, but more of that to come next week! The High Street itself is definitely one for beauty lovers and with boutiques from the likes of Jo Malone, Kiehl's, Neal's Yard and Liz Earle it's almost impossible not to visit every one. I know I'll be coming back when it's time to start thinking about the daunting task of Christmas shopping!

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