Wednesday, 15 March 2017

ASOS Spring Picks

It finally feels like Spring has Sprung, with blossom trees blooming & blue skies making an appearance I want to put my thick knits & fleece lined leggings to the back of my wardrobe. I'm obsessing over anything blush pink still, I'm hoping this colour trend is going to continue because I can't get enough of it! I've also recently become a fan of the pleated midi skirt & I want to build up a pretty little collection for the warmer months when I'm not feeling brave enough to have my legs out. Another trend I'm LOVING is gingham, it kinda gives that school Girl Summer dress vibe but I like it & I'm gonna try rock it if I can... and obviously ruffles are huge right now. All I see in shops is ruffles & frills galore, gimme all the ruffle blouses please!
What are your wardrobe picks for Spring?

L x

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Blogger Sleepover

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to The Blogger Programme Sleepover with my besties Becca, Jodes & Gee. The sleepover was hosted in the most amazing 3 bedroom suite, Taj 51 Buckinghamgate, I had a real 'pinch me is this real life moment' because it was such a dream to be staying there. Everything about the hotel was perfect, from the beautiful Blossom Tree & water fountain (fun fact - it was gifted by Queen Victoria!) in the grounds, to the most attentive & friendly staff I'd be honoured to stay here again. I was treated like royalty for a weekend. 

We arrived in our Kings Deluxe Three Bedroom suite at 3pm on Saturday afternoon to be greeted by the lovely ladies from The Blogger Programme & PRCo. It had been decorated with the cutest personalised balloons from Bedazzled Events & the hotel had even prepared a yummy Chocolate Cookie for us all. We were given a tour of our suite & I was practically speechless, I was blown away by how incredible the suite was & also the generosity of the brands too who had kindly provided us with hampers of goodies for our relaxing weekend ahead. 

At 4pm Siobhan arrived from Ruuby to give manicures, I opted for a Shellac in the prettiest pink polish called 'Blush Teddy'. It was nice to be able to have a manicure in the comfort of our Suite rather than being in a salon so I'll definitely be doing that again! After our nail treatments it was time to go & open our amazing hampers, it felt like Christmas having so much to open & look through. The hamper included Missguided Pyjamas, Pretty You London Slippers, Haircare products from Schwarzkopf Got2Be, Sheet Masks from Masque Bar, an Eye Mask from Silk Skin, Norvell tanning products, a Happiness Planner & the sweetest smelling JewelCandle. In addition to this Clarins provided us with a big bundle of beauty products. If you want to watch us opening up our hampers then Becca, Jodes & Gee captured it perfectly in their vlogs!

After our huge unboxing session it was time to get open the Deliveroo App & order food! We ordered a massive feast from Nandos, Pizza Express, Ed's Diner & some yummy Macarons from Dominique Ansel Bakery. We were going to celebrate our girly weekend by ordering a bottle of champers from Veuve Cliquot but unfortunately it closed as we were about to place an order. I absolutely love Deliveroo, being able to order food from my fave restaurants is the best, whats better than tucking into Nandos whilst chilling on the sofa with your besties!?

After dinner we rented a movie from the hotel & had Popcorn delivered to the room, such a lovely touch. I also tucked into the prettiest cupcakes from Sweet Beas Bakery, as well as being super pretty they tasted absolutely delicious too. I was itching to make use of the gigantic bath tub in our ensuite so I ran myself the biggest bubble bath of my life with the hotels Darjeeling bath soak. Whilst the bath was filling up I removed my makeup with the Instant Eye Makeup Remover & Pure Melt Cleansing Gel from my Clarins hamper & popped my Missguided pjs on the towel rail so they would be toasty warm once I was out of the bath. 

Waking up in the comfiest bed I've ever slept in was a perfect start to Sunday morning. I felt so refreshed - despite only falling asleep in the early hours of the morning after a big catchup, a mini getaway with my girls was exactly what I needed to relax & rejuvenate. We had breakfast down at the hotel & then headed back to our room to take photographs & pack up our suitcases. I took the time out to reflect on my weekend by filling out my new Happiness Planner whilst I sat on the windowsill overlooking the beautiful hotel grounds. 

The final treat of our sleepover weekend was Alice in Wonderland themed Afternoon tea, this was such a magical way to end the most perfect weekend. I couldn't get over how adorable all the miniature food was & got very snap happy indeed so prepare for a bit of a photo spam below! I'd highly recommend having afternoon tea at Taj51, especially if you're looking for something a little different from the traditional type.

Thank you so much to The Blogger Programme for organising such a lovely weekend for us to enjoy!

L x

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Highlighter Palette You Need In Your Life

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This little beauty has been my go-to highlighter for several months & even during my "blogging break" it was always on my mind to share this palette on here. The Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette is contained within a luxe rose gold compact, making it hard to believe that it retails for under £10. The four shades are all equally as dreamy, with one cream formula, two baked powders & one silky shimmer. 

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Ecliptic is the only cream formula, in a light Rose-Pink colour with warm undertones & a pearly finish. It's quite sheer but easy to build up to achieve the desired look. I tend to use it when I'm in a hurry as it's so quick to apply & rub in for a subtle glow. It's also great to use as a base if you want to "glow" all out with your highlight as you can apply one of the powder shades on top for a more intense look. 

It turns out that the shade I thought I'd get the least use out of is actually my most loved, Hemisphere. It's a beautiful Pinky, Lavender shade that provides a pretty, luminous glow & I love it. I've had so many people asking me what highlighter I use because I wear it religiously right now. It's what I'm wearing in the above photo & as you can see my highlight is poppin'!

Subsolar is the pale yellow shade which tends to be quite a typical highlight colour. It's in a silky sheen finish so it adds a nice amount of glow without being overly shimmery. It's actually my least used shade although I know it's really popular with other people, I just find the other shades sit better with my complexion.

The last shade to mention is Equinox, a bright Coppery Peach with metallic finish, similar to that of Hemisphere. The warm golden hues really brighten up my makeup look when I feel like I need a bit of oomph.

I'd say the Solstice palette is absolutely perfect for pale skinned gals like myself & the Cleopatra's Kiss palette is more suited to warmer skin tones. However I still really want to get my hands on it as I'm so impressed with my Solstice palette, each shade is really pigmented & the quality is amazing.

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Have you tried the Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette?

L x

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

8 Ways to Get Cosy

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I don't know about you guys but for me there is nothing better than fresh bedding, new pjs & all of the pug cuddles. It's my favourite way to get cosy, add in a candle, a mug of warm tea, a good book & voila you've got a perfect night in. Yeah, I'm a very wild 25 year old!

We spend a huge chunk of our time asleep so I enjoy treating myself to bedtime luxuries like soft new pyjamas & crisp, clean bedding. In fact I'm pretty sure my pyjama pile is greater than my everyday clothing but I'm totally okay with that. I'm a bit obsessed with my latest pair of pjs, the Chelsea Peers Macaroon Pyjama Set* because well, firstly THEY ARE COVERED IN PASTEL MACAROONS = mega Instagram points & secondly they are the comfiest jim jams I've ever worn. I posted a snipped of them on my Birthday Instagram photo & seriously I felt famous for the day, my DM's had never been so busy! You all wanted to know how to get your hands on these super cute pjs & I urge you to all hurry up & head over to MandM Direct because they are on sale for less than £14!!

Lets get cosy...

1. Stating the obvious here seeing as though I've already banged on about it in this post but comfy PJs/loungewear!
2. Pop on some fluffy socks too for extra cosiness.
3. Blankets, blankets & more blankets! Making a blanket den on the sofa & snuggling on down is my favourite hobby.
4. The biggest bubble bath you can imagine. Run a hot bath with a LUSH Bubble bar, throw in a bath bomb for good measures & soak until you're all wrinkled up!
5. HOT CHOCOLATE. I'm a big coffee drinker but you can't beat that taste of delicious melted chocolate, whipped cream & a heap of marshmallows.
6. Light lots of candles.
7. Cuddle up with your bf/gf/friend/pug/a pillow (lol)
8. Wrap up in your warmest jumper & biggest scarf, then adventure out into the fresh air.
(Photography by Becca Rose - thanks girl)

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Let me know your fave ways to get cosy!

L x

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