Three outfits you should take on holiday

Monday, 23 May 2016

Playsuit - H+M
Hat - TopShop

One of the most important outfits to pack, as you will always need something simple and easy to throw on when you're by the pool. I think a playsuit works great because a one piece will always be easier than having to carry around separates, and I love this one from H+M as this simple pattern goes with so much and won't clash with your bikinis. I also love this hat from Topshop as it's huge and protects your shoulders from the sun as well.

Top - Primark (customised)
Skirt - MissGuided
Choker - Ebay

I love dressing up for a dinner, but when it's still so hot sometimes it's difficult to find something you'll be comfortable in. A simple top with a flattering mini skirt always looks great and will keep you cool through the evening, and a choker will always make an outfit look thought out and put together.

Bag - Accessorize
Top - H+M
Skirt - H+M

I LOVE this outfit and can't wait to wear it! It will be perfect for a day walking around or going on a sightseeing tour, because it's so floaty and light so you'll feel relaxed all day. The Bardot style top looks so flattering when paired with a skater skirt, and this one from H+M is a great way to add in a bit of colour to the look. 

Heels - Primark
Trainers - Nike
Sandals - Office

Now I'll probably being taking more than these three, but I think these are the types of shoes you should always have in your suitcase. A pair of low (ish) heels for the evening that you can definitely walk in for a longer period of time, some trainers for days when you're walking around all day and sandals for around the pool. It's important to think about what shoes will go with how many outfits so you can pack less and not take every single pair you own!

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Published in INK Journal 2016

Friday, 13 May 2016

This week my University published my non fiction piece 'Giallo' in their annual INK journal, a book of students work that also includes poetry and Fiction. I'm so grateful that my work was chosen (I heard they got over 1000 entries!) and it's amazing to see my work in print along side so many other brilliant writings.
I'm sorry this blog has been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks, but it's my last few weeks of uni so I've really been focusing on trying to get all my essays done. Just another 6000 words to go hahaha...
Soon I'm off to Greece on holiday and I will be doing a couple of posts centred around that, I can't wait to see all the amazing pictures I'm going to capture!
Thank you for reading!

NARS sheer glow foundation - An honest review

Friday, 22 April 2016

As you guys know I went to bath recently and I just couldn't help spending loads of money! There were so many gorgeous shops and when I saw a NARS stand in a department store I knew I was in trouble...
Everyone raves about NARS and their sheer glow foundation and I've wanted to try it for years after seeing it constantly on YouTube looking amazing. It's £31 which makes it my most expensive foundation so I was expecting to really love it as the colour match was great as it was light but didn't make me look really pale like so many other products. However after a couple of weeks of trying it out, I really can't see the hype.
Firstly, it does apply really nicely and doesn't leave patches and feels light and comfortable on the skin. I've tried it with both my real techniques sponge and also buffing brush to see which works best but they both give the same result.
The biggest problem with this foundation is what it looks like after completing my make up. It's only been on my skin for a maximum 20 minutes and already it looks smeary and is gathering on the dryer places of my face especially on my nose. It makes my face look a little oily on the cheeks and overall shinier than I wanted! It does give me a really pretty, healthy glow from a distant or in a selfie, however when I look closer I can really see it separating on my face and it makes my nose look so dry. This foundation would probably be ok for you if you've got 100% normal skin or a darker/olive tone, however if you're pale and have dry patches like me, I wouldn't recommend.
I've tried applying it differently with a primer, more powder etc but I'm really not too impressed with it, even though it does give you a nice complexation and looks good in pictures. All I'll say is I won't be re-purchasing it as I've found amazing foundations on the high street (Bourjois Healthy mix serum is my holy grail) which are a third of the price!

Let me know what you guys think of NARS sheer glow, and what's your fave foundation?

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Sunday, 17 April 2016

I think we've all asked ourselves this question several times, and then we go off dreaming in our little worlds about what we would do if we actually won the lottery.

The first thing that comes into my head is TRAVEL. Just imagine being able to go around the world with no budget, staying in beautiful hotels and going to so many amazing places without worrying about running out of money! The top of my list is America (like all of it haha) and places in Asia such as Vietnam and Japan. I just think travelling is the best way to spend money!
The next thing that comes to mind, and some of you might roll your eyes, is CHANEL. Ever since I was around 12 I've been obsessed with the classic Chanel flap bags and I made it my life goal to get to a financial position to be able to afford one! They're just so beautiful and I think they started my interest in fashion and clothes as before I was always a bit of a tomboy that just lusted after a pair of converses!
After all those kind of purchases, I think everyone begins to think about houses. I love all things homely and interior design so it would be so great to have unlimited funds to make your house look exactly the way you want it, and I've just included a few pictures from Notting Hill as it's somewhere I've always fantasied about living!
I really hope you guys enjoyed this post, and let me know what you would do if you won the lottery! Also Multilotto is a great website for playing on other countries lotteries, so give it a look and who knows luck may be on your side!