02.05.2015- Beauty Buys: Next Beauty

Monday, 2 May 2016

Getting experimental with my go-to beauty products is a pursuit which I rarely indulge in, particularly as it's taken me what feels like forever to settle on a staple selection of productions which I know I can rely on day in day out. Having said that, with spring providing the perfect opportunity to recharge and refresh, I've been road testing some new additions to my cosmetics collection in the shape of some recently released products from Next Beauty:

Next Beauty Lipstick in Simply Peach and Make Me Beautiful Eyeshadow Quad*

The quad palette is something which I've been well and truly converted to over recent months, especially as they are so practical. This selection of shades fills a gap in my makeup bag, steering me away from my usual neutral brown hues in favour of something slightly cooler, perfect for blending for a subtle daytime look or building to create the perfect smoky eye. The lighter shade also doubles up wonderfully as a highlighter too. Peach isn't a lipstick shade which I've experimented with too much up until now, but having given this simple hue a whirl over the last few weeks, I've been converted. It's a great understated essential for everyday, and I've been really impressed by the staying power of this formulation too. 

Have you tried any new beauty essentials recently?

*Products provided are PR samples

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

29.04.2016- On the Menu: Roast, Borough Market

Friday, 29 April 2016

I don't know about you, but for me, indulging in a roast dinner on a Sunday is one of life's simplest but most enjoyable little luxuries. During the week I usually tend to eat on the go and in something of a rush, so being able to spend quality time enjoying some hearty food always feels like a real treat. So, with that in mind, and with a date booked in the diary to spend a Shakespearean Sunday afternoon at The Globe, the lovely Jessie and I took the opportunity to explore a dining destination which I've been meaning to visit for ages:

Overlooking Borough Market, Roast boasts a birds eye view across one of my favourite parts of town, and is perfectly located to tap into the foodie feeling of such a bustling location. On a Sunday, their set menu offers a great option to try three signature courses for £37.50, with a selection of different meat options making up the central dishes. To start, I opted for the squid, chorizo and samphire salad (absolutely delicious), followed by roast pork belly with all of the trimmings. To finish, I indulged in chocolate cheesecake served with Malteaser ice cream, which tasted every bit as heavenly as it sounds!

Have you visited any new foodie destinations recently?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

27.04.2016- What I Wore Today #257

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

At the moment, as the warmer weather takes hold properly (punctuated, of course by intermittent showers!), I've found myself alternating between some of my favourite block colour basics and a selection of printed pieces. One of the things I love so much about the process of dressing is being able to be a bit of a chameleon with things- and the spirit of adventure which is so keenly associated with spring seems like the perfect impetus to get experimental. There are lots of recent discoveries on my radar which I'm sure I'll be sharing over the coming weeks and months, but recently I've been switching up my shopping habits a little bit and have been pleasantly surprised by some super savvy discoveries: 

Dress- Wallis 
Shoes- Adidas (c/o Spartoo) 

I spotted this dress a little while back whilst looking to bolster my selection of spring staples, and the print couldn't be more perfect for this time of year. It's a little bit more pared down than some of the other floral favourites in my collection but still well and truly delivers in the style stakes, particularly as it's so effortless and easy to wear. Here I teamed it with some black tights (not quite bare-legged weather just yet!) and a new addition to my footwear collection in the shape of these Adidas Stan Smiths- ultra comfortable and so simple to style! 

Have you picked up any new prints recently?

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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