Monday, 5 December 2016

Sunday, 4 December 2016

What's On My Face: Winter Edition.

Ah, winter - how I love thee. Cosy blankets, the smell (and taste) of pigs in blankets, a roaring fire, Christmas... The list is endless - as is the list of Christmas parties going on, and Christmas parties equal make-up. Christmas is the time us girls like to go all out. This means glitter and red lips galore. A subtle make-up look? No, thanks. The more glitter, the better. Here's what I'll be wearing over the festive period...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

How to Avoid Looking Like a Christmas Bauble.

I seem to have a bit of an obsession with glitter. Whenever I see something with even the smallest amount of glitter, my magpie tendencies come to life and I am drawn to it. I say this, but I'm not quite the type to go out in a dress made entirely of sequins. No, I like to think I'm slightly more subtle than that. Instead, I like to incorporate small amounts into my outfits, using things like this...

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Nail Care.

I wear a lot of nail varnish. In fact, there isn't a time when I don't have both my toe and my finger nails painted. When I don't have my nails painted, I feel the same way others feel when they aren't wearing their favourite piece of jewellery, like I'm missing something. Because of this, it's important that I take care of my nails, which is actually something I've only recently started doing...

Thursday, 24 November 2016

My Happy Place (Excluding the Bankruptcy).

Is there anything better than a complete stranger coming up to you whilst you're wearing a £6000 Dolce and Gabbana crown? Just in case that hasn't happened to any of you, I can tell you that there's not. It almost made me jump for joy (the crown was being carefully watched by a shop assistant, who was ready to dive for it at a moment's notice). Last December, three friends and I caught the train to Bicester Village, a shopping outlet in Oxford, which is basically heaven on earth. Oxford is about 40 minutes out of London and clearly Geography isn't our strong point because it was much more in the countryside than we expected. Ariadna's first words once we'd stepped off the train, other than "take a photo of me", were "it smells of horse shit". Charming. Asides from that, there are designer stores with items just a fraction of their usual place, pop-up stalls, places to eat and, if you go in December, the most amazing Christmas decorations you will ever see and the best playlist of Christmas songs I have ever heard. Make sure to wear an amazing outfit and to take your purse and a lot of self-control. I ended up buying a Mulberry card holder (I like to think it's because I wanted to but it was probably because the fit shop assistant told me it suited me) and a Fossil watch. We will definitely be back again this year!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

What's in My Clutch.

For someone who needs a suitcase to go on a spontaneous weekend trip away, or even just for one night, it came as quite a surprise, even to me, to discover that I'm actually pretty good at packing a bag for a night out. It might not be rocket science to some of you but, for me, this is a big deal. There have been times when I have fully considered taking my Mary Poppins handbag that I can fit everything and more in to but those times are officially over. Let's take a look...

Sunday, 20 November 2016

I Want To Get Away.

Despite the fact it's only been two months and one week exactly, not that I'm counting, this is the longest I've gone without being on a place or travelling somewhere new in a long time, and it feels weird. I'd put up with it all - the not buying any clothes so I could save for a ticket, an annoying kid behind me kicking my chair, the inflatable pillows and air-conditioning that's set to freezing and the awful plane food - if it meant being able to jet off another adventure, preferably somewhere tropical with sandy beaches, palm trees and crystal clear water. I feel a warm winter holiday coming on... Until I (hopefully) get around to going on one, I'm going to spend my time on Tumblr and Pinterest, searching for all things Summer and the perfect holiday destination for some sun in Winter...