Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Travelling diaries: Lisbon

Back in September I went away on a long overdue girls holiday to Lisbon. It was lovely and just what I needed! We had the perfect mix of the beach, sun, sightseeing, eating great food, drinking too much wine and dancing away to Portuguese music and samba til the early hours.... thinking about it, I think I need another holiday already!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Lush Christmas goodies

The other week, I was walking past a Lush shop and couldn't not go in and look in awe at all the cute new Christmas bits and bobs. And, of course, I couldn't then not buy anything!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick The Queen

It's arrived.... well it arrived last week but I've been testing it out :) The Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury - limited edition!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Trying essential oils and DIY

A few weeks ago, I was sent these beautiful essential oils to try by Eden's Semilla*. A few months ago I tried their Jojoba essential oil and fell in love with it. So I was really excited to try out so many new ones! I ordered Set 2 (pine tree, lavender, cinammon & bergamot) and Set 3 (sweet orange, eucalyptus, sandalwood & peppermint) and the rest individually: Tea tree, Lemongrass, Frankincense and Rosemary.

Monday, 10 October 2016

LUSH Halloween treats!

At the weekend I quickly popped into Lush and couldn't help but pick up some of the cute Halloween offerings! I love the Halloween Lush products (maybe even a little bit more than the Christmas ones!?)

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Travelling: Lake Garda, Italy

Back in June, I went to Lake Garda on holiday. Partly because of a family wedding and we stayed longer to make a holiday out of it. We stayed in Salo, on the south west of the lake and flew into Verona. I love Lake Garda and have been before and stayed on the east coast in Bardolino. Hopefully I can go back one day!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Copper Obsessed

For about 2 years now, I've developed a bit of an unhealthy obsession with copper. Everytime I'm out in a homeware or department store; it's always the thing that catches my eye. Most of the time it's usually junk / sprayed on / the colour of copper. But sometimes I get some real gems!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Working out / gym gear

About a month ago I decided to buy a fitness tracker.... as it was my first time looking into fitness trackers and I didn't know if it would work for me I decided to find the best cheap one out there. I went for the Xiaomi Mi Pulse 1S. I've used Xiaomi before as I've ordered some phone chargers etc and I've loved their products


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Let's talk... eyebrows

For the longest time (nb. before I turned 20) I didn't really do anything with my eyebrows aside from the odd plucking session - apart from an unfortunate event when I was 11 with a pair of scissors which ended up in a bald patch!

Sicne then, I've become an eyebrow fan - they really do 'make' your face and if done well, make you look, younger, older, go with your make up. Whatever you feel like.

Recently I've been using these three above, the HI Impact brows, brow perfecter, the Rimmel Brow this Way gel and my trusty The Vintage Cosmetic Company tweezers and of course my favourite eye cream from Eucerin. 


One thing I've learned along with way: don't over pluck - in this case more is more. It will take ages to grow back those few hairs you've plucked and you'll have that surprised / angry look for weeks! Instead, just pluck the few over grown hairs you have at the top or bottom, use scissors to trim (carefully) and brow gel and powder / pencil to shape.

What do you use for brow maintenance? Any great products to recommend?

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Home decor wishlist

Lately I've been really into minimising my home decor and just life in general. From re-organising clothes and clearing out old make up to changing up the whole look of my home decor. It was all inspired by this book: The life changing magic of tidying by Kon mari / Marie Kondo

The new look I envisioned is very much neutral, natural tones with splashes of copper. So wood, metal, white subway tiles and exposed brick (What I'd love in my house, unfortunately I rent a dated 1970 build at the moment so can only change decor items!),

The pieces above I've fallen in love with!

The copper lamp is from Etsy - you can find it here.

The light grey duvet cover set is from H&M home.

Next, the metal boxes which I think are just brilliant for storage and kind of timeless - are from Zara home

This cute little cup and saucer are also from H&M home - I love the copper spots!
HM cup

Lastly, what kind of copper fan would I be if I didn't have copper saucepans. These beauties are from John Lewis and cost quite a lot - but so worth it!


What are your favourite home decor pieces at the moment? What shops would you recommend?

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Eden's Semilla and Jojoba oil

A few weeks ago I was sent this beautiful essential oil to test out from Eden's Semilla. This Jojoba oil is 100% organic and perfect for skin, nails and hair.



Thursday, 25 August 2016

Korean Beauty haul

Last month I placed on order on YesStyle (FYI best Asian beauty online store I've come across  + not too expensive shipping!) for a bunch of Korean beauty and skincare bits that I'd been dying to try!

For skincare, I went with TonyMoly, Etude House, Missha and Biore.