Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Powder blue & polka dots...

You know you have been blogging a long time when you go to start a post with the same sentence you've used in a previous post! But come on how awesome was the weather over Easter break?!
I broke out my pasty white legs for the first time this year and it felt great/made me realise how much I need to invest it some tan!

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Ive been dying to wear these little black leather sandals by New Look. Im normally a tan or brown girl when it comes to footwear in summer but I thought the black were slightly more edgy and could be dressed up or down easily. (thinking of my honeymoon attire) They also come in white, lemon and white all of which I want as well!

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Cardigan c/o Missguided, Dress c/o Sugarhill Boutique, Necklace: Accessorize, Sunglasses: Rayban c/o, Lipstick: Matte Revlon Colourburst Crayon.

photos courtesy of twotimeszoom.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

My spring make up favourites...

For me spring summer make up is all about easy & effortless. Sheer light coverage that doesn't make you feel caked in make up when its hot outside...well it is the UK so Ill settle for at least sunny outside. I know summer should be all about bronzers but being a (cough) fake redhead bronzed cheeks dont real suit me. Instead I opt for a cream blusher. My all time fav is this new No7 blush stick: Pop and Glow in Mango Sorbet. For powder I use Rimmel Stay Matte in peach glow all year round, its so affordable & the colour suits my skin tone perfectly.

Ive always been anti lip crayons until I saw Emma Stone advertising this Revlon matt orange shade on the tv advert and I knew I had to have it. I think it'll look great with a shimmery neutral eye using my all time favourite eyeshadow ever Stila Kitten and maybe a little bright orange in my hair too? I havent tried it yet but I cant wait to see the results of Coloursmash hair chalk in Tango Mango.

A new brand to me is Yves Rocher. Their volume vertige mascara is soooo good and my sister and I have become addicted to how long it makes our lashes look. Def a summer essential!
Last but not least Ive been loving pastel blue on my nails. Barry M in Blue Moon is a lovely sheer pearly blue that with a few coats is a strong cornflower blue colour.

What are your summer make up essentials? xx

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Snippets from my new home...

Ive been posting a lot of photos on instagram and twitter of my new house. Its been so exciting unpacking all the little things Ive saved away over the years and seeing how everything works together. Dave & I havent got the place completely sorted yet but one room that is coming together is our living/dining room which was two small rooms that have been made open plan.
We decided to make the back wall a little dining nook, I got this table from my grandpa's house it was orgainally a dark wood which I didnt like as our living room only has two little windows so not that bright. So I painted the top with Annie Sloan chalk paint in pure white and the legs in louis blue, then I scuffed up the edges with sandpaper and painted it with lacquer to keep it protected.

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Ill try and list everything featured in my photos below, but if I miss anything be sure to ask me in the comments or on twitter. I hope you guys liked this little mini tour, if you would like to see more of Dave & I's new home be sure to let me know and Ill get to work shooting some more photos. Or you can see more on my instagram :) xx

Chairs: Ikea Brakig Collection
Table: DIY using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
V & D gold mugs: Anthropologie
Paper straws: Amazon
Pink wood tray: Sainsbury's
Milk bottle vase: H&M Home, similar one here.
Text Printed tea towel: H&M Home
Pastel tea cups: Oliver Bonas.  I also want this one!
Hello Cushion: Etsy: hellomilky

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

She's got bass, she's got rhythm...

So two weeks have gone by and I havent blogged. I could say I cant believe its been that long but it actually feels like longer, Ive missed it so much! In the past 14 days Dave & I have moved into our new home, Dave started a new job (yay!) & I celebrated my...deep breath... 3-0 birthday! A lot has been going on and our wedding is now less than a month away. So just kinda chaotic?!
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Jacket: Work sample, Top: Asos, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes c/o TOMS, Necklace: gift, Handbag: Kate Spade, Glasses: Gok Wan.
I have always been a fan of bright colours at any time of the year but coming into the summer especially. My parents got me this amazeballs neon orange/coral Kate Spade handbag for my birthday so this weekend I took out for the day and teamed it with my pink imitation leather jacket and a pure white bellowy top. Dave & I dont have internet in our new house yet even thought we paid for it to be set up a week ago so hopefully it'll get sorted tomorrow and Ill be back to regular scheduled posting soon! xx

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