WHAT GOING MAKEUP FREE HAS TAUGHT ME

June 11, 2018


I've gone makeup free for almost 2 whole months now (other than pops of lipstick) and this entire process had me questioning a lot. Thinking to myself that, 'isn't it weird that not wearing makeup can been seen more unusual than actually wearing makeup?' How we're encouraged by marketing schemes that by using certain products we develop into more desirable and beautiful individuals. That by following whatever beauty trends that are current you become.. more attractive? The dependence that we have on makeup to make us feel better, more structured within our day to day lives, or a form of escapism from our true selves. All very deep things to think about, but as an individual who has been wearing makeup from her early teens, I suppose this was a wake up that was needed. 

A WEEK IN PICS 14TH - 20TH MAY

May 29, 2018

London knew I was coming home – it blessed me with so many beautiful things like catch ups with friends, delicious sunshine and good good food. I regained a lot of my creativity from being away and wanted to share with you some pics from my week of 14th - 20th May. I've had this blog for numerous years, but have never really posted anything quite as personal. As I write this I'm eating a salted caramel brownie, the rain is pouring outside, I've got some green tea on the go and I'm listening to my spotify playlist. I'm wanting to be a lot more natural with my words and writing, rather than over thinking posts and forcing words. I'm forever reminding myself that if it's not as fun, I probably shouldn't be doing it. Anyways..

SKIN COMPLICATIONS + GOING ON A BEAUTY PRODUCT CLEANSE

April 16, 2018



I'm so so sad to write this post but due to recent events, I've been left to throw away 98% of my makeup and skincare. Welp. Last Sunday morning, I had woken to find the right side of my face almost entirely covered in cuts, scabbing and blisters, which left ya girl shook. It was later on, that I had found out that my skin had most likely reacted to the products that I had used the night before, which had caused an inconvenient and not very pretty skin infection.

ON LETTING YOURSELF GO

April 10, 2018


I want to keep this somewhat short and sweet because I've tried to write this post multiple times and for whatever reason I can't seem to piece my words together, even though I know exactly what I'm trying to say. I wanted to discuss the act of letting yourself go, because this is something that I've been practising since the end of 2017, and by doing so I have realised how much of a flourish this can truly be. 

VICHY DERMABLEND FLUID CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION: REVIEW

March 23, 2018


L'Oréal had kindly sent me the Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation quite some time ago, and I had never gotten around to reviewing it because it hadn't been a product that I had reached for until now. Foundation is not something I ever wear, full stop. In general I prefer a good tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream, because I find the formulas a lot lighter and the coverage natural. I also find that I only ever want to apply foundation when I feel as if I'm having an awful skin day. The Vichy Dermablend Foundation comes in 11 shades and is a high coverage, long-hold foundation suitable for minor to moderate skin concerns including acne and blemishes, dark circles, rosacea, tattoos and scars. It claims to have 24-hour hydration, lasts up to 16 hours, has SPF 35 and is paraben free and hypoallergenic. 

WALL ART FROM PHOTOWALL + 20% OFF DISCOUNT

March 17, 2018


I was beyond over the moon when Photowall got in contact with me. I've been on the search for wall art for such a long time now, and I've never known exactly what I've wanted. I'm obsessed with Scandinavian interiors, and I thoroughly enjoy mixing minimalism with texture and warmth. My bedroom is very much my hiding space, my own little place filled with collected treasures and wonder. It wasn't until the end of last year that I began to make a few changes to my room, and I definitely wanted to invest in some gorgeous wall art, a mix of whimsical pieces to give my space a little something extra. 

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

January 27, 2018


For me, personally, I would choose skincare over make-up any day. A good base creates a good canvas, and therefore a better piece of art. I'm really into skincare products as there are so many out there to try, and it can always be a hit and miss situation. It really helps if you know your skin type because you can then search for products that suit you and your needs, but whatever I've been doing to my skin right now has been working like a charm. ( I could do with that extra glow, but maybe I just need more sleep! ) 

JANUARY GOLD + A LIL PLAYLIST

January 18, 2018


My diet is starting to get slightly back on track after overly self-indulging in sweet treats and Pre-Christmas, Christmas, and Post-Christmas food lol. I don't think I can stomach chocolate for a while ( even though, I did have a little bit of chocolate cake the other day, sorry not sorry ), but the thought makes me feel a bit ill. I'm stunned that January is almost very nearly over, it literally just begun!! My 2018 has started marvellously, with lots of fearless decision making and many opportunities taken. How has your 2018 started off?

I need to update a lot of little things on here, and hopefully I will get to it soon. In general I'm finding it really hard to balance my time, and I certainly need to read up on ways to schedule properly and appropriately. That being said, I wanted to create a mood board to set the tone of this year. For me, this is a representation of good food, good relationships, good atmosphere and good fashion. All goodness – that's my aim.

I have set aside a few goals which are mainly quite personal, but I can pinpoint a few amongst many others, which are: consuming less animal products and shopping from smaller businesses. Let me know below if there are any goals you've made for this year!

I've also created a little playlist to help skim through the rest of January, and will probably leave this up until it starts to get annoying. It's mainly a collection of songs that have been ridiculously stuck in my head or have endlessly been on repeat. You can listen here if you have spotify.

By the way, is anyone keeping up with Men's Fashion Week? What's been your fav show so far? 

lots and lots of love
xxxxxx 

A LETTER TO 2017

January 03, 2018


You were a jumble of mishaps, 'what ifs' and 'buts' and 'maybes'. You were ungrateful at times, making me feel things I didn't want to feel, and putting me in situations I didn't necessarily want to find myself in. At some points, you were making me run for my life, physically and mentally. You made me question myself constantly, you torn me into pieces and threw me up into the air, made me sew myself back together again. You were like the sun on my back, distant but always there: waving me goodbye and also good morning.

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