Saturday, 30 July 2016

Read/Wear/Listen/Want: July

W h a t  a month July has been. For me anyway, namely because work was super intense. Working in events can be pretty unique, because in the space of just 30 days you get to experience the pressure of build up, the craziness of the actual event itself, and then the deflation of it all during breakdown. A rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. 
(Speaking of work, earlier this month I wrote about career lessons, which you can read here!)

Pictured above:
Sophie Hulme Coin Purse - A cheeky Net-A-Porter sale splurge after a particularly gruelling day at work. Downsizing from my traditional bulky purse to this sleeker envelope style purse has saved so much valuable bag space! I've admired Sophie Hulme bags for yeeears so I'm excited to finally own a piece by her.

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in 'Nude' - My parents were in the States so naturally I had to put in a makeup request! I was apprehensive about this shade as it's totally out of my comfort zone (I'm usually team bold and bright) but I'm slowly but surely falling in love with it!

L'Occitane Hand Creme - another gift from the US of A, this is scented like roses and omg I'm obsessed.

Read

  1. God's Own Junkyard by Natasha Todd - I stumbled across some photos of God's Own Junkyard on tumblr, and mentally filed it away as 'cool art installation thing that's probably in the middle of the Californian dessert and I won't get to visit this lifetime'. However later that very same day fate brought me to Natasha's blog, where I was happily informed it is in fact located in our very own London! 
  2. 20 Art Journal Prompts by Dorkface - I've been getting more and more into art journalling lately, but sometimes I have no idea how to express my ideas onto the page. Jemma has some perfect ideas here, number 7 is definitely my favourite!
  3. The Venice Photo Diary Part I by The LoveCats Inc - if you've been blogging for all of a hot minute, chances are you'll have come across Helen's masterpiece of a blog at some point. Her content is always flawless on all platforms, and I can't decide what's more enviable; her beauty stash or bag collection. Recently she's been diversifying her topics to cover more travel & lifestyle, and I'm really excited to follow this new direction - this post has me poised and ready to hop on the next flight to Venice!
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An acquisition in my ongoing quest to up my shoe game, these python effect tasseled loafers from Zara have stayed on my feet an awful lot this month. Best of all, my super narrow feet don't slip out of them as I walk, which is something I usually struggle with!

Listen

Want
Eyes are tend to be my main focus when it comes to doing my face, so I think it's about time I gave this cult product a go. I've heard largely positive things about it, but would love to hear your thoughts if you've tried it!

What were your July highlights?

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

New In: Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipsticks

Nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy, and for a while these liquid lipsticks were the cause of much tossing and turning.

I discovered Chambor whilst in Mumbai back in March. The lady working at the counter swatched these liquid lipsticks on the back of my hand. Impressed as I was with their pigmentation and choice of shades, I was skeptical about their durability and went about my day. Said swatches ended up lasting over 11 hours through swimming, showering, handwashing & 34°C blistering Mumbai heat. This was at the end of our trip, so I couldn't go back to the original shop and alas, they weren't available at the airport. And so I returned to England without these beauties. That was until, my friend Sanj offered to pick some up for me on his trip to India (actual angel).

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

10 Things I Learnt During My First Year In The Workplace



Last week I celebrated one year since starting my first full time job. Barely a month out of my marketing degree, and there I was turning up to the office wide-eyed and nervous, but excited nonetheless to enter ~The Professional World~. I've got to work on some pretty cool projects in these first 12 months, and even got to work in the Middle East - but it's safe to say it's been a learning curve along the way.

Here's my 10 pieces of advice I'd give to anyone starting their First Job...


Monday, 4 July 2016

GIVEAWAY: Dinkibelle Nail Wraps in 'Perfectly Peach'



Following my glowing review of Dinkibelle Nail Wraps, I'm super excited to give one of you guys a chance to try them out for yourselves!

The lovely people at Dinkibelle have kindly given me a set of their wraps in 'Perfectly Peach', which I'm sure you'll agree is the perfect shade for summer! Each set contains 20 wraps.

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below:

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The giveaway will run from Monday 4th July - Thursday 4th August. It's open internationally.

Good luck & thank you for entering!

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Travel: Bologna Days 2 & 3 [Daytrip to Florence!]

After the pasta-making classes, porticos and general prettiness of Bologna (catch all that here), we decided to take a daytrip to Florence on day 3. Just a 30 minute train journey from Bologna, it seemed like a good option for Easter Sunday. It was my first time seeing Florence, however I have to say I struggled to appreciate its beauty as I found it so crowded and touristy! For me, visiting Florence brought into focus how 'untouched' and authentic Bologna is by comparison. 

If you're planning a trip to Florence, I'd definitely recommend basing yourself in Bologna and travelling to Florence as a cheaper option!
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