Tuesday, September 27, 2016

KISS beauty event with Jessica Wright

Held in the Soho hotel, Kiss beauty threw a super girlie event full of nibbles, drinks, nails and lashes. We were first greeted by some of the KISS representatives who were so accommodating and made sure we were watered and shown everything we needed to get the most out of the event.

The suite was well stocked with packets of false nails and eyelashes for bloggers and press to have a look, take pictures and get them applied by makeup artists and nail technicians. I felt so overwhelmed by the amount of great products there. Having been an acrylic nail girl for years, I never realised how good stick on nails could be.

The invite said that Jessica Wright would be there and I honestly had my doubts if she would actually turn up. But, she did and it was such a lovely surprise. Having been a lover of TOWIE and her I was a little star struck until I had a chat with her and made to feel very comfortable and at ease chatting to a lovely and very genuine young lady. You could tell how passionate Jessica was about being the face of KISS beauty which made it even better to get the opportunity to try out these products that she personally likes a lot.

After trying out some nails and lashes at the event and throughout the weeks after the event, I picked out three products I really enjoyed and think a lot of. The nails look so good, and just like you've sat in a chair for an hour getting acrylics applied. The lashes pictured below are quite natural looking on and the band is so thin that its actually quite hard to notice they aren't real. 

I'm honestly a false nail and eyelash convert. Check out KISS beauty products!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumnal feels

My favourite time of year is here, Autumn! Orange leaves and gorgeous autumnal clothing gets me all happy and excited. I find myself more into fashion around this time of year as I much prefer covering up and layering, apposed to baring lots of flesh in shorts and bikinis. Having a little Sunday mooch around town is something I love doing. Grabbing a coffee, a touch of shopping, and the obligatory outfit shot where I try to make my boyfriend a professional photographer (he is totally getting better every time!). 

Deets are as follows: Glasses ~ Moschino at Specsavers, Jumper ~ Whistles last year,  Jeans ~ Topshop, Bag ~ TKMaxx, Trainers ~ Nike junior

My Sunday was chilled, filled with beautiful weather, a picnic on the beach for dinner and my first jumper day, so today was a pretty flippin good day. 

Hope your weekend was as good as what mine was peeps.


Friday, September 2, 2016

5 organisational tips that work for me

Organisation is such a key factor in everyone's life. With it being included in every job advert and being able to multitask are skills definitely to take to the bank as they say. I've always been someone who likes a list or two (maybe three) and enjoys using diaries and note pads and books etc. I follow five steps to make sure I'm as organised as I can possibly be without becoming obsessed with it.

1: Write it down- Whether you use a digital diary or a written one, I like to be able to see my week ahead so I can prioritise my free time for work, blogging and social events. There's nothing worse than forgetting to do, go, or sort something. Getting to a day and suddenly realising you had something planned is the worst, not cool at all. I'm a bit weird with this step as I use both digital and written. I use my iCal on my phone and write everything from that into my book diary. I'm not sure why I do this, but I like it.  I like being able to see my diary on my phone in an instant when out and about, but then on the other hand like sitting down and writing notes and lists into my day by day pages too.

2: Reminders- I always put reminders on my laptop and phone for the day before an event or when something is due so I'm not surprised by it and don't have time. Giving yourself thinking time before hand, I think is vital as it mentally prepares you for whatever it is your going to or need to do.

3: Sorting your space- I don't know about you, but I find myself being more organised, positive and productive when I'm in specific spaces and environments. I can't sort my life out sat in front of the TV. Have a space that's yours to go to to work and your brain will recognise this and be productive. I have a little beauty room/office with a desk and as soon as I sit down, I know stuffs about to get done!

4: Allocating times and days- Things like going to the gym, or for a run or a yoga session never works off a whim (well for me they don't anyway). I have designated days and times I go to the gym, which to be fair can change depending on work, but more or less stay the same. I find I get into a routine and suits me a lot more.

Enjoy what you do- If you enjoy things, you're doing and need to be organised for, you will genuinely be better at keeping up with them. If you don't enjoy them, it'll feel more like a chore and the enjoyment and want that you need to complete them won't be there. A part of my life that I'm not organised with is housework. Things like hoovering, polishing, clothes washing aren't regimented and I'll just do them when I need to. Being like this can be a pain as it can clash with things and I should start allocating specific days to household jobs to ensure a smoother and well planned out week. 

Of course not everyone works well with having such an organised life timetable, in which case I applaud you. I'm one of those that thrives off a bit of strict timetabling and organisation (maybe because I'm so used to it with my teaching job).

If you have any other tips I haven't included, please leave them below.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

On Wednesdays I use pink facial oil

As I'm getting older, I'm finding my interest for skincare and all things that fall under the 'preserve my youth' label rapidly increasing. Because the big 30 is vastly approaching, I'm more aware of what my skin needs and what skin issues I actually deal with and need to help correct or get better. I'm always keen to try out new skincare, and this being pink got me incredibly excited before I'd even given it a try! I've used this vegan Moroccan Rose oil for a good month now and feel I can now give my true opinion on it. 

I suffer with uneven skin tone and quite a lot of pigmentation problems so am always up for trying out products that state it helps. As soon as I took the lid off for the first time, the smell hit me. It's lovely and so fresh that it makes for a really nice step in your skincare routine. Containing a lot of essential vitamins like C,A and almond oil, it helps to get a younger and youthful look to the skin. It helps with pigmentation, dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles and more, which is why its remaining in my regime. I've noticed that my skin is a lot less dry after using it for a month and it feels a lot more plump and moisture filled.

The one and only thing that I'm not a fan of (which actually isn't just this product) it's the consistency of all oils. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with oils. I find that as soon as I've put some onto my hands/fingers, it's gone. I just find that you lose quite a lot of the product because of the consistency, but you just can't get around it.  

Being cruelty free is an added bonus to this product but honestly, I've really enjoyed using it and will most certainly continue using it, and is now a solid part of my routine. 

Are you an oil fan? Have you tried this out before? 



Sunday, August 28, 2016

An easy August exploring outfit

A warm day in August meant that I got my milk bottle legs out and was proud. I will either get my legs out or arms out, and today was the perfect weather for this Topshop slip dress that I'd bought a few weeks ago. As I was desperate to wear it styling around the over the t-shirt trend I knew this day was the perfect chance for me to try it out. 

We went to Rye and Dungeness for a day of exploring, coffee and chill time in the sun along with quite a bit of photo taking. I wanted to be comfortable as the weather was lovely and warm and knew that mixing warm weather and lots of walking might mean you become a bit of a sweaty mess (ewww). The paisley top underneath the dress was a bargain buy (I think last year) from Topshop in the maternity section. Its lightweight and pretty breathable and adds a little bit of colour to my very monochrome wardrobe. I've worn the slip dress out on its own before with a lace bralet and thinks its great to have pieces like this in your collection that are so transitional, and can be used both day and night. I went for my boohoo lace up shoes because they're just cute and summery and crazy comfortable.

When it comes to accessories, I'm totally obsessed with these sunglasses from Shop Two Three that I picked up at the #BigBloggerExpo. They're far too cool for me, but I wear them regardless.  My jewellery is pretty much all Pandora and I rarely go out without my Daniel Wellington watch Tony bought me ages ago. You've probably already realised how totally into my Whistles backpack I am. Always use it, goes with everything, and I just love it. I really need one in a different colour to mix it up a bit but need to start saving!

Got any summer staple pieces you like to wear to feel comfortable in the warm weather?