Monday, 21 July 2014

Stolen Dance





Heels and jeans are my favourite thing at the minute. Not that I have many places to wear them, but that's besides the point. We've gotta dress up every now and then, right? Even if we spend the day sat around the house doing nothing much but watching Gossip Girl... Yep, it was one of those days. 

Notable mention goes to the song I've got on repeat right now- Stolen Dance - Milky Chance. There's also a certain Ariana Grande song that I can't stop playing (I've listened to it at least four times whilst editing this post together...) Recently I've been trying to update my iPod, so let me know what your favourite songs have been lately and I'll have a listen.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The New Thing: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation




Finally a new foundation to add to my ever-so-small stash. I could write a full blown ode to the Rimmel Match Perfection but since I've been giving myself a faux-glow for the past few weeks, it was time to try something new in a shade to match my sun tinted skin. I'm a dewy finish girl and gravitate towards a more sheer coverage, so after some extensive research I kept coming back to Bourjois' offerings.
So it wasn't long before this one came with me to the Boots checkout, and I've been reaching for it ever since.

After a few trials I decided this is definitely one to apply with hands- it blends so beautifully and creates a perfect, glowing base for the warmer months. And fear not- it doesn't cling to dry patches- something I know all too well. If you're more on the oily side I think this one will still be fine for you too, but maybe just powder to set it in place.

The verdict- I'm so glad I did my research and picked this up. It might not be the best for a long day out and about but that's nothing a little powder can't help. £9.99 very well spent!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Seeing Stripes





I don't know how, but it's taken me a long time to realise how much I like a maxi-dress. You can dress them up or down, and they're great to throw on for cooler summer days, or warm evenings. I'll always feel a little dressed up in anything that isn't a pair of jeans (aka my second skin) so I grabbed my backpack and white converse. Am I the only one that's still obsessed with the whole mono-chrome thing? 

I'm writing this post well ahead of publishing day, so as you read this I'll be catching some rays abroad, internet free. I can't tell you the last time I went away without the possibility of blogging, so this week will have been an interesting one. This break is definitely needed though, even if it's not going to be easy. I like the idea of not only updating my blog a few times a week, but also getting to interact with you guys, so bare with me on this one! I'd love to know your thoughts though. Let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you after my hiatus!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Leaver's Ball



As promised, here's a little snipped of our Leaver's Ball last Thursday. There was lots of food, cheesy music, and slightly dodgy dancing (all on my part). I'll save you from those photos. Scarily, that was the last time I'll be with my entire year group, and people I've known since I was 11, but it was the nicest evening and the best start to my Summer. Let me know what your prom memories are!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Backpackin'







It used to be that I would much rather piece together an outfit for the colder months - even though I would probably go for jeans and ankle boots every time. I thought I would actually make a concerted effort to re-inject my summer wardrobe this year though, and so far I'm actually enjoying dressing for warmer days. You might have noticed that ripped jeans have been making an appearance and it's safe to say they're favourites in my re-vamped wardrobe. You'll be seeing more of these babies soon. 

My summer officially starts tomorrow, with prom. I'm going to do my best to get some photos for you and edit a post together super quick before I fly to Corfu on Friday, so check back on Sunday for that post! This past week has called for some serious organisation, and because I'm going to be away from the internet for two weeks (gasps) I hope all my blog scheduling goes smoothly. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me, and have a lovely Wednesday! 

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Summer Inspiration















Movies, monochrome and bloggers serve as inspiration this Summer. The beautifully shot Submarine gets an honourable mention for being my favourite thing at the moment. It's coming-of-age story is hilarious and the whole movie has a beautiful style. Not to mention the music- oh hello there, soundtrack that's written exclusively by Alex Turner. As well as Submarine, clean white sheets, cities and simple outfits are my inspiration. If only my Summer will be this Pinterest-worthy. Gah. 

(All images found on Tumblr.com) 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Dream Team


Now that I actually have time to give my hair a little attention I've been rotating the products I use to give my hair a little of the 'it's straight but still got oomph' thing. The straighteners have been coming out, but so has the spray to give my hair a soft, lived in texture. 

VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray- Word is that this is a dupe for the Orbe Dry Texturising Spray. I go a little crazy with this because it's undetectable in the hair, popping a little at the roots for extra lift before spraying it through the lengths for some matte texture. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original- This little bottle comes in handy for those second-day hair situations. Spray it sparingly through the roots and comb through just to leave the hair looking clean, with no grit in sight.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment- Lordy, what a mouthful. I like to treat my lengths every now and again because even with a good spritz of heat protector, the GHD's do dry my hair out a little. If I'm brutally honest, this Aussie treatment doesn't give dramatically different results to any other deep conditioner I've tried. This choice is purely down to the fact that it works, it smells great and Aussie products don't irritate my fussy hair. 

Let me know what your favourite hair goodies are! Are you a fan of the matte, texturised locks a la Vivianna Does Makeup, or do you prefer something else?