Summer is supposedly here and when the sun comes out I always find myself reaching for smaller bags than my usual Autumn Winter suitcases. I have a few favourites and they’re all quite teeny and I can just about fit my purse, phone and powder in there, but that’s all you really need for summer days isn’t it?
Recently, I’ve decided to create a little challenge for myself. A lipstick challenge of all things. I decided that I don’t wear lipstick enough, I’m definitely lazy with lippy, I’ll put it on once, if I do wear it at all, and then I won’t bother to reapply and it ends up looking a bit rubbish. So I decided I’d try and step out of my comfort zone a little bit and try and wear a nice bright lipstick (or lip product) every day for 5 days. Hence the 5 Day Lipstick Challenge. I’ll be documenting it on Instagram and I’ll do an update next week when it’s over, reviewing the lipsticks and letting you know how I got on!
The Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser is a new release this summer and is packed full of SPF 15 protection and long lasting moisture. This lovely product comes in 6 shades, I’ve got the second from palest, 01 Sand but it’s actually quite dark! So in hindsight, 00 Porcelain would have probably been a better fit but this one blends in fine and is perfect for the summer when I’ve got a bit more colour.
My love of stationary is ridiculous and I picked these up for my little sisters as they love it too! You can get loads more from Mustard Gifts.
This crazy heart shaped cake mould is one of my favourite pieces of kitchenalia at the moment. It’s silicone and bendy and easy to clean, bright red and when you cut your cake, it’s heart shaped! What else could you want?
I made a ‘healthy’ Victora sponge the other day, topped with strawberries and fromage frais! It wasn’t the best cake so I’m not going to give our the recipe, I’m sure Google can help you out there! I just wanted to share how cute this little cake mould is, it’s fab.
So, our new house is all you’ll hear me talking about at the moment but sorry, not sorry! So exciting. Anyway, a new house wouldn’t be complete without a little wish list would it? I’m dying to get a DAB digital radio, preferably a beautiful retro/vintage looking one like the Roberts radios in the pretty pastel colours. Next up, pretty plates are always a must for when people come over for tea of course and these Cath Kidston ones are just perfectly pretty. I’ve also got some CK towels in the mix there, I’m loving polka dots at the moment. On the china/crockery note, Luke needs an L mug because I’ve got an A one and it’s my favourite!
This is the little place that is going to be keeping up so busy for the next few weeks, perhaps months! It’s a lovely little terrace but it needs some serious TLC. We’re talking full on paint job and a lot of filler. So I’m hoping to do a few before, during and after photos for a little interiors series! Here’s a pic heavy post of the damage that needs repairing, ha! But we hope to have it up and running really soon and turn it into our beautiful first home.
We all know that blogging requires you to spend quite a lot of time in front of your laptop and doing various tasks such as answering emails, writing posts, editing photos and never ending tweeting! Blogging requires some essential pieces of kit, laptop, obviously, camera, obviously and I like to have countless notepads, coloured pens and organisers dotting about. I also can’t sit down without a cup of tea perched next to me on the desk in my favourite mug.
We all love a party, but the sore feet at the end of the night are the worst part, am I right? You feel like you could dance the night away the second you get out and by 20 minutes into your first cocktail you feel the familiar burning and aching sensation in your tootsies. This sucks. So I’ve brought you a few snazzy pairs of flats that you can dance the night away in without getting sore feet! I might not convert the heel-loving gals out of you but I’ll definitely be rocking a pair of flats next time I go out, they’re so much more conformable! I especially love the leopard print slippers.
ASOS is always the best place to go for a little pick me up order that you need to brighten your day! I’m finding that I’m needing a few little day brighteners at the moment because of uni stresses and the new house. I got all of this for £7 because a few bits were on offer. Two of them are useful, hand wash and dry shampoo (but in funky packaging!) and a new nail varnish always brightens up your little pinkies. I’ve not tried any Models Own polishes before this one and I’m liking it so far. The colour is fab and so summery and the formula is nice and dried quickly. I didn’t apply a top coat though so I had a few chips the next day, but that’s my fault isn’t it! The hand wash smells lovely and I might just keep the bottle once it’s all run out and refill it because the branding of Anatomicals is so funky! What do you do when you need to brighten up your day?