Monday, 30 March 2015

What's On My Face #20:

Spring is just around the corner so all-hail the fuchsia lip and dewy skin. I will definitely be sporting this makeup look all the time come spring and summer. Below, are the products used...


Have a good week! New post coming up tomorrow!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

That Time Again

Hi all, (is a blog post ever positive when it starts like this?!) unfortunately it's that time again when exams are soon approaching and of course, revision is a top priority.

Blog post scheduling will hopefully remain the same (every Tuesday and Friday) but I imagine there will be some days missed, for example today! Nearer the time, i.e May, blog posts may have to dwindle down to just one per week also!

On a happier note, enjoy this pretty picture of the sky I took a few days ago! Hope all is well,


Friday, 20 March 2015

Birthday Makeup...

As you all know it was my birthday Tuesday and a special day was truly had. After being awoken from the drizzle pattering against my window outside, my sister and I all bundled into our mum's bed for present opening time. 'Thank-yous' and 'Oh-You-Shouldn't-Haves' were shared amongst endless ribbon pulling and paper tearing.

Even though I had sixth form that day, birthday's are always the perfect excuse for beautiful, fun and special makeup. I opted for a little sparkle and a little pop of colour...

What I used:
  1. Nars Laser Cut Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette 
  2. Nars Creamy Concealer
  3. Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot
  4. Bourjois Blusher in Rose D'Or
  5. Nars Tinted Moisturiser
  6. Mac Charcoal Eyeshadow (for brows!)
  7. Clinique Chubby Stick in Grandest Grape
  8. Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
  9. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
  10. Eyeko Skinny Liner
  11. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

When's your birthday?

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Take Me To Paris

All picture sources located here
As my sister and I are to explore the many corners of Paris together in June, I thought it was only fitting that we take a long look at some of favourite Pinterest Paris pics.

Next post will be on Friday so don't forget to come back!
P.S: It's my birthday woo! Happy St. Patrick's Day also!


Week In Style...

Sophisticated, smart and stylish are three words that spring to mind when dressing for sixth form during the week, but things get a whole lot comfier for the weekend. Behold seven days of style (from last week) coming your way...

Friday, 13 March 2015

Birthday Wishlist!

Tuesday, 17th March, marks a very special day - my birthday! I'm not doing anything fancy-pants this year celebratory-wise, in fact I have a textiles exam that day! However, a group of friends and I are venturing up to Covent Garden to nibble away the delicious pizzas Homeslice have to offer. But first, let's all take a peek at my birthday list for twenty-fifteen. I don't expect/ want all of these things, these are just simply a few ideas. Without further ado - let's dive in!

  1. Topshop Leaf Print Cigarette Trousers
  2. Travel Listography Book
  3. Black Denim Babydoll Dress
  4. Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
  5. Nuxe Comforting Cleansing Milk
  6. Urban Outfitters Leopard Print Purse
  7. Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

When's your birthday?


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

9 Steps To Defining Your Personal Style

Defining personal style is something that I've always struggled with; it seems that my little awkward self seems to appreciate every style, but when it comes to myself, I'm as fastidious as anything. Over the last few weeks however, I will (nervously, perhaps regretfully) say that I can pretty much pin-point my current style. 

Personal style is an elusive beast at best, evolving from week-to-week. But which one truly speaks to you? I've nailed down the steps to discovering the particular look that speaks to your most fashionable self - all of which have helped me too. Click through now…your personal style is waiting.
STEP ONE: Find your style sisterhood
The likelihood of finding a single style icon that defines you? Kinda low. Most people are more of a mix; for me, I would say a little Olivia Palermo with a dose of Alexa Chung, plus a dash of Kate Moss. To figure out who your main influencers are, start by doing a Pinterest search of “style icons” and save the images you are drawn to. You’ll start to see a collection of repeat people who you can look to for inspiration. Need a head start? Check out my board to help.

STEP TWO: Put a label on it
Take a second pass at your inspiration photos, look beyond the names, and focus on the outfits. Pick a few words to describe the vibe of the looks. Mine would be: classic, sophisticated and edgy. Settle on a handful of words that feel true to your style, and write them down for future reference, as they will help you clarify and define your look.

STEP THREE: The rule of three
From your new Pinterest board, take three outfits that you would most likely want to wear yourself. Determine what it is that makes their outfit so perfect. Is it the fact that it isn't perfect but effortless instead, or is it the fedora hat she's wearing? Note it down and refer back to it while shopping. Above, are my three outfits that most inspire me, I love the effortless sophistication, the classic items and the rich texture.

STEP FOUR: Find your signature piece
Audrey Hepburn had her black cropped pants and ballet flats, Jackie O. had her oversized sunglasses, and Edie Sedwick had her statement earrings and mod minis. All fashionable women own a signature item or two that becomes part of their style identity. Yours can be as simple as a personalized piece of jewelry or a leopard coat. I'm still trying to figure this one out.

STEP FIVE: Take note of repeat offenders
Have a closet full of striped tees? My sister and I are very guilty of this! There’s a reason your closet has an excess of a certain item. You purchase these items again and again because they make you happy and feel comfortable. As long as the item is flattering and works for your current style, I say viva la repeat offenders! As I mentioned in step four, it’s not a bad thing to rely on a signature staple.

STEP SIX: Identify the odd piece out
Take a hard look at your closet and notice the piece or two that doesn't fit with the overall vibe. Is there a bohemian embroidered blouse among a sea of collared button-up shirts? Chances are, your odd piece out symbolizes a style you like, but aren't fully comfortable trying. If you’re aiming to evolve your look or try something new, consider going after pieces that feel more like that aspirational item.

STEP SEVEN: Play to your strengths
Is there something people compliment you on? Whether it’s your toned legs or your hourglass figure, wearing clothes that play up your best assets always looks stylish, no matter what.

STEP EIGHT: Don't forget the whole package
Never underestimate the true power of accessories, hair and makeup; they complete a look and elevate it into something unique. This is definitely something I've improved on over the past few months. Jewellery and I have never had the best relationship, however, now I can't be seen without my beloved grey pearl earrings or silver chain necklace!

All pictures are taken from here
STEP NINE: Know thyself
Trust your instincts, and wear what makes you feel like the best version of yourself. If you have more of a feminine-meets-classic style, like Lauren Conrad, wearing edgy pieces is going to look unnatural. You've likely already got a sense of killer style, so embrace it, and refine it, don’t fight it.

Has this helped in defining your style?

Monday, 9 March 2015

What's On My Face #19:

Things are sure warming up round here in London and this calls for a peachy lip and neon top. This is definitely the look I shall be sporting for my birthday next Tuesday as it's light, fresh and natural but shimmery enough to be party-popper-ready.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Do you like the new look of WOMF? I thought that this way, it's much cleaner and easier to see the products used. But let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


My holiday last year, in Locarno, Switzerland/ Italy
  1. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii
  2. Fiji Islands, Republic of Fiji
  3. Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles
  4. Pink Lake, Australia
  5. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  6. Milky way, Blueys Beach, Australia
  7. Glow worm cave, New Zealand
  8. Trolltunga, Norway
  9. Preikestolen, Norway
  10. Kjeragbolten, Norway
  11. Reinebriggen, Norway
  12. Gudvangen, Norway
  13. Crystal Cave, Iceland
  14. Treehotel, Sweden
  15. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
  16. Auschwitz, Poland
  17. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  18. Phuket, Thailand
  19. Lankanfushi Island, Maldives
  20. South of France
  21. Verdon Gorge, France
  22. Machu Picchu, Peru
  23. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  24. Santorini, Greece
  25. Pamukkale, Turkey
  26. New York, USA
  27. Yosemite National Park, USA
  28. Multnomah Falls, USA
  29. Sequoia National Park, USA
  30. California, USA
  31. San Francisco, USA
  32. Grand Canyon, USA
  33. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, USA
  34. Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
  35. St. Lucia, Caribbean
  36. Dubai, UAE
  37. Mykonos, Greece
  38. Papafragas Beach in Milos Island, Greece
  39. Melissani Lake, Greece
  40. Papafragas Beach in Milos Island, Greece
  41. Cinque Terre, Italy
  42. Isola Bella Island, Italy
  43. Lovers Arch, Capri, Italy
  44. Gaiola Island, Italy
  45. Positano, Italy
  46. Gargano National Park, Island of Tremiti, Italy
  47. Venice, Italy
  48. Rome, Italy
  49. Lake Braies, Italy
  50. Capri, Italy
  51. Niagara Falls, Canada
  52. Banff National Park, Canada
  53. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
  54. Tolochenaz, Switzerland (to visit Audrey Hepburn's grave and house)
  55. Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
  56. Hotel Whitepod, Switzerland
  57. The Gelmerbahn, Switzerland
  58. Bali, Indonesia
  59. Congaree National Park, USA
  60. Macocha Propast Abyss, Czech Republic
  61. Northern Lights, Finland/ Alaska/ Norway
  62. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  63. Sacha Lodge, Ecuador
  64. Celeste River, Costa Rica
Where would you like to travel to?