Monday, 4 May 2015

Monthly Favourites : May

Who are these bloggers who manage to find all there monthly favourites and wishlists in the same beautiful colour palettes? because I'm not one of them, haha. 

001) Aussie Shower Smoothie - BEEJUS, My god. If you haven't got youre nose around a bottle of this as of yet you are missing out. As if shower time wasn't great enough having locks full of Aussie smelling goodness, the brand has released shower gels, I'm rubbish with scent description but this stuff is fresh and strong. Just what I need on a 4am wake up call! Gel consistency and lots of lather make this a real treat!
002) Thierry Mugler Angel limited edition - Thierry Mugler has stole my heart with the new limited edition Angel perfume. I grabbed this in House Of Fraser during there bank holiday 20% off offer. I have alot of friends who wear Muglers' scents and whilst all lovely, none really caught my eyes nose untill this one. Packagaed in candy stripes and a bottle doused with frosted glints - aesthically all my boxes were ticked. For me a perfume has to last on the skin - and this scent certaintly does that. Smell wise I feel a really nice mix of fruity and floral. It boasts top notes of tangy red berry sorbet, heart notes of caramelized meringue and base notes of woody patchouli and soft vanilla.
003) Boujois 'so glossy' in '05 taupe modele' - I was actually scouting out the Nails Inc 'Porchester Square' nail varnish when I found this as an alternative cheaper offering. Whilst darker than the Nails Inc offering, this serves well as a grey shade. However it does require a few coats to built, but you won't be disappointed with the glossy texture.
004) Wilkinsons' Powder brush - Yes, you're eyes do not deceive you - this is a Wilkinsons own brand makeup brush and not a Real Techniques ! I've been meaning to grab a new all over powder brush for quite a while now seeing as my e.l.f powder brush is now handle-less eek! For just £4 this brush is INCREDIBLE. Soft to apply with and a big dome applicator its perfect for light applications to avoid that caked on look. They also offer kabuki brushes, eyeshadow brushes and many more!
005) Mac 'Velvet Teddy' - I too fell for the Kardashian famous lip colour. Velvet teddy just does it for me. Its the perfect darker than nude for my skin tone and I've worn this day in day out. I'll be stocking up on a new one very soon as this is on its way out already - a great edition to you're collection or a perfect first mac purchase!
006) Mac x Cinderella eyeshadow palette - Whilst the majority of the Cinderella collection left me feeling disappointed and deflated this palette has been my go too lately. I'm a sucker for a neutral palette and this has replaced my naked palette 9 times out of 10. I especially love the darker shades for the eyelid crease.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Life lately : Dad's anniversary, OOTD, Canterbury and more

Its been abit of crazy couple of weeks for myself, and this weekend has been no exception. I've landed a new job as visual manager of Watford so I'm currently all set on moving - so that would explain to you all my absence! However, I was stopped in my tracks this weekend and diagnosed with menorrhagia and dysmenorrhoea which caused passing out a trip to the hospital, me feeling super sorry for myself and a big dose of ordered bed rest! its a common condition related to PCOS and just another silly annoyance sigh. However, dosed up on lots of antibiotics and co-codamol I went out Saturday to commemorate the six year anniversary of my dad's passing

Outfit // Duster: A&G @ Newlook // Roll neck split side vest : Newlook // White Jeans : Newlook // Powder blue sandals : 915 @ Newlook

001)  We had a really lovely day. We went to visit the crematorium where his ashes are scattered and then I took my uncle to a beautiful place in Canterbury which has a secret garden and a little bridge over which my mum and dad used to take me to play 'pooh sticks' google winnie the pooh pooh sticks if you don't know 

002) We were fortunate enough that there was a miniature local music festival on and the grounds were beautifully decorated, it felt like fate that we were there. Grief is something I have definitely learnt to grow with in the last six years, and that time has passed so bloody quickly. I can honestly say that this is the first year I didn't feel bad for smiling. We felt ready to celebrate dads' life and be grateful for the time we had, and look forward to when we meet again.

 003) My uncle also took us to the cutest lunch bar 'pork & co' a really quaint pulled pork and salt beef bap take away place. It was delicious and the service was second to none. I was left feeling really positive yesterday, which is massive first for such a usually sad day.

What have you been up to this bank holiday?