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!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Beauty: Dinkibelle Nail Wraps Review

Dinkibelle Nail Wraps in 'Peacock'*

A good manicure is the finishing flourish of any look, however nothing lasts on my nails. 
I even managed to pick gel polish off once. 
And regular polish? I do this thing where I'll spend a good hour meticulously painting my nails, just about manage to keep still long enough to let them dry, then by the end of the week I'll have picked it all off again. 
Weary of this viscous cycle, I jumped at the chance to try something that might finally work for my nervous nail habits.
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