Sunday, 31 August 2014

Wardrobe Wishlist: Entering Autumn… Wardrobe Wishlist: Entering Autumn…

With Summer basically over, I've been lusting all of the Autumn/Winter clothing that I haven't been able to wear in what feels like forever. Although I without a doubt prefer the summer weather, oddly, I think I prefer clothing for colder climates! You have no idea how excited I am to wear boots again! As you can see from the image above, things are looking very much on the monochromatic side. There's a teeny splash of colour in there, but I'm not gonna lie, I lurve me some monochrome…
Here's what I'm currently eyeing up:
1. Leather Booties With Chain - ZARA - £79.99
2. Enzyme Leather Ankle Boots - ASOS - £60.00
3. Mixed Dogtooth Scarf - TOPSHOP - £22.00
4. Black Snake Textured Pony Skin Bag - RIVER ISLAND - £65.00
5. Rosemead Foldover Chain Bag - WHISTLES - £165.00
6. Reload Dress by Religion - TOPSHOP - £60.00
7. Riza Biker Jacket in Grape - TED BAKER - £399.00
8. Mono Floral Playsuit by Oh My Love - TOPSHOP - £39.00
9. Cadie Tailored Leopard-Print Coat - REISS - £295

Clearly some of the above is a little out of my price range but, as always, a gal can dream! Or at least save and pray for the post-Christmas sales to be kind!
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Video: A Weekend in Dublin Vlog Video: A Weekend in Dublin Vlog

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to Dublin with work. I've never been to the 'Emerald Isle' before so it was amazing to finally get to go and help out our Irish team for the weekend at the Ultimate Girls Day Out. Although it was a flying visit, I was able to see some of the gorgeous city. If you're from Dublin or are going to visit, I can't recommend the Benefit boutique there highly enough, it is the most beautiful Benefit store!
Mini disclaimer, I'm still getting to grips with my vlogging camera so the video isn't the slickest thing in the world, but I promise I'm working on it! 
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Nails of the Moment #11 Nails of the Moment #11

So I'm still feeling quite neutral nails at the moment, and after a fairly long time with my favourite nude from Essie on, I decided to give a Barry M nail polish a try. You'll recognise this shade (Almond) from my recent beauty haul. It is a more grey-toned nude, and I'm really feeling it right now.
I went to Dublin over the weekend, and in my last minute rush to get ready the night before I popped one coat of this on with a top coat. Gee whiz! It stayed on so much better than I could have hoped for. It lasted from Thursday night all the way through to Tuesday without chipping. That's really good going for one coat if you ask me. What I love about the Barry M Gelly paints is that they glide on so easily. You can pop a generous layer on and it will dry completely smooth, very hard to get wrong I promise. Big thumbs up from me!
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Monday, 25 August 2014

The Week in Instagrams #1 The Week in Instagrams #1

Well that was speedy! Another week gone, another load of snaps posted. I thought my little blog was overdue a new recurring piece, and an instagram round up seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Expect these to arrive (hopefully) each week. There's often things that go up on my account that don't get mentioned on the blog so I thought a round up would be quite a nice way for everything to gel.
So this week involved lots of working and a trip to Dublin! I had never been before so I was really excited to pop over there and help support our lovely Irish team at the Ultimate Girls Day Out - there'll be a vlog winging its way onto my youtube channel in the next few days. Big shout out the amazing chocolate orange cupcake I had from Johnnies cupcakes, which I hear is quite popular over there (I can definitely see why!).
I also got to visit the Dublin Benefit boutique, which is literally every girl's dream. Set in the heart of Dublin in the most beautiful building, stay tuned for a video tour of that in the upcoming vlog too.
It wouldn't be a real trip the airport without a cheeky duty free purchase. This one came in the form of a much-coveted Clarin's instant light lip perfector. More will be coming on that too, but let's just say, I now know what all the hype is about and it's totally justified!
And lastly, is the picture on the bottom left. I can't be the only one who wanders around department stores and takes note (and pictures!) of brands I haven't heard about before right? Anyone heard of Organic Glam? I'm interested, let me know what you guys think if you've tried their products before.

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Video: The Secret Diary of a Youtuber Video: The Secret Diary of a Youtuber

The video with all the youtube questions! 
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

The New Love: Palmer's Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser The New Love: Palmer's Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

I bought this on a complete whim in the last couple of weeks, it featured in my recent haul video which you can view HERE. And since using this nifty little thing, I've decided I can't live without it! As you may have noticed, I'm already pretty tanned, however, I like to keep things glowing and a little more bronzed, especially over the summer. Although I don't look for a tonne of colour, the products I use do have to have a fair bit of pigment to show up well enough on my skin. The first time I used this I could see results the same day. My skin was looking healthy and bronzed after just a few hours and the colour has lasted so well and fades very evenly. You definitely need to make sure you wash your hands after using this, I missed a little bit near my wrists and it was noticeable!

A major plus for me is that this does not smell of fake tan but has the awesome scent that Palmer's products normally have. It is also super hydrating and the spray makes it so easy to use - particularly if you're in a hurry! It retails for £7.99, which is more expensive than the non-spray alternative, but a couple of pounds for that much convenience is justified in my opinion. It's actually on offer at the moment in Boots with a 1/3 off!

It's safe to say that this will be appearing in my monthly favourites. I haven't heard many people talk about it, have any of you guys tried it? Let me know if you have, I'd be interested to hear what you think!
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Video: Mini Beauty Haul Video: Mini Beauty Haul

Oops! I did it again… I feel like mini splurges like this one have been my vice through a busy summer, who doesn't love to treat themselves with a few new goodies?! There are some essentials and a couple of really exciting purchases. One in particular is an absolute gem that I will no doubt be raving over in the next favourites video and probably a blog post too, stay tuned!
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