Sunday, 8 November 2015

La Roche-Posay Toleriane

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Review
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Review
As some of you may have by now noticed, I am a pretty big fan of the La Roche-Posay range and my collection of their products is continually growing; it's actually become very rare for me to stray from their brand now when buying new skincare and has taken up a large space on my bathroom shelf.  I was recently given the opportunity to test out their Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser* and Ultra Fluid*, which I have been trialling for the best part of a month now, and as always, their products have certainly not disappointed.

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

W7 'In The Buff' Eye Colour Palette

W7 In The Buff Palette
W7 In The Bluff Palette
W7 In The Buff Palette

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely Sunday so far and have enjoyed your Halloween weekend.  I absolutely love this time of year, what with all of the pumpkins in store, and cosying up with the darker evenings.  I also love the fact that Twitter has transformed overnight from Halloween posts to Christmas posts.. how crazy is it to think that Christmas is next month?!  Is it too early to visit Liberty and stock up on baubles?

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color


I will start by saying that this week has certainly been an exciting week for blogger mail.  I was recently given the opportunity to test out Save on Make up's services by choosing a few beauty items from their collection.  Prior to their outreach, I was not familiar with the brand but I think their website offers a great concept, particularly if you are perhaps looking for a high end gift for somebody or a treat for yourself.  They offer a wide selection of beauty products for a fraction of the retail price, ranging from Estee Lauder to Clinique and Benefit to Elizabeth Arden ; some of the items do not come with the original outer packaging and others may be travel-sized items, which inevitably lowers the price of the product.  I myself, am a little bit of a sucker for packaging, and I was excited to find that a few of my favourite brands' items came in the original packaging, this included Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Color in the shade ' Old Hollywood'*.  I'm also a typical blogger and I will never use a beauty product until I've managed to take a few snaps in the packaging and upload them to Instagram.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour


Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
I recently found myself scrolling through old albums on my laptop when I stumbled upon a collection of photos I took when I visited the Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour last year.  I always marvel at how many tourists travel from all around the world to pay a visit, and I literally only live 5 minutes away from the studios.  Obviously, this gave me an excuse to visit twice last year.  I enjoyed the second visit just as much as the first and I took one hell of a lot of photos each time, so I thought what better way to share them than in a blog post.  Albeit, a year late!
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Autumn Beauty Favourites

Autumnal makeup and beauty favourites
Gosh, it feels good to be back with a makeup post.  Every Sunday evening, I love nothing more than to kick back with a cup of tea and take part in the #bbloggers chat; this week's topic was discussing all things Autumnal, which could not have been a better choice in my eyes.  I'm one of those people that enjoys rainy days and dark, cold evenings.  Not to mention loving the 'stereotypical' Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes and all things festive.

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Friday, 9 October 2015

The Rome Series: Foodie Post

Strawberry Daiquiri in Rome
Strawberry gelato from gelateria in Rome
Carbonara pasta from Ristorante Life in Rome
Nutella ice cream sundae in Rome
Pizza from Il Pinsere in Rome
Mint Chocolate Chip gelato from gelateria in Rome
A selection of desserts from Rome
Chocolate Orange gelato in Rome
Desserts from Gelateria S.M.Maggiore
When we first booked our trip to Rome, the main thing that I could not stop thinking about was all of the Italian food that we would be feasting upon.  I am a major Italian food lover and I couldn't wait to consume my body weight in pizza, pasta and gelato goodness.

During our time in Rome, TripAdvisor became our best friend when scouring the city for the best food spots.  As I've touched upon in previous posts, we stayed at the Montecarlo Hotel which was situated in Via Palestro, a 9-minute walk from Termini train station and an equally walkable distance to many of Rome's best food offerings.

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Rome Series: The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain in Rome
The Trevi Fountain in Rome
Without a doubt, one of my favourite experiences during our trip to Rome, was being able to visit the Trevi Fountain. This had been one of the main things on my 'to do' list before-hand and ended up being one of the final things we did, paying a visit after grabbing a gelato each from our favourite gelateria on route (I will mention this more in my 'foodie' post but UHH, their chocolate orange gelato was the best thing EVER).
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Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Rome Series: The Spanish Steps

The view from the top of the Spanish Steps
During our time in Rome, another key place that I wanted to visit was the Spanish Steps; as with most of the places we visited during our time in Rome, we accidentally stumbled upon finding the Spanish Steps.  We had decided to take a stroll one afternoon and visited lots of the shops that Rome had on offer; I managed to find a Brandy Melville store down one of the streets and I inevitably forced Alex to come in with me.  I've never actually been inside a Brandy Melville store so I was like a kid in a candy store when we stepped inside.  The outcome? I wanted to buy everything.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Rome Series: The Colosseum

Outside the Colosseum in Rome
Inside the Colosseum in Rome
Inside the Colosseum in Rome
Whilst in Rome, we visited everywhere by foot, meaning that although there was a lot of walking involved, we got to really soak up the culture and see things that we may not necessarily have done if we had travelled on the metro to get about.  Although saying this, I think my feet and calves would have thanked me a lot more if we had chosen the metro option instead..

Rome is literally any Instagrammer's dream, as much as I hate to use that description.  Every single building you pass or side street you walk down holds so much history and the architecture is beautiful, from the colours of the buildings to the worn down cobbled pavings.  I went a little photo-crazy whilst I was there and couldn't help but snap photos of virtually every building we passed.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

La Roche-Posay Effaclar (H)

Products from my La Roche-Posay skincare routine
So, not long ago, I first got my hands on the La Roche-Posay Serozinc spray and it seems to have been the start of a somewhat growing collection.  I was ever so slightly underwhelmed by the Serozinc spray, however, I might have had my expectations set a little high in thinking that it would miraculously cure my acne.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Rome Series: 5 Days In The City


If you are following me on Instagram and Twitter, you may already know by now that I recently paid a visit to the beautiful city of Rome.  My boyfriend Alex and I stayed for 4 nights and I am suffering from some serious post-holiday blues right now.  We were incredibly lucky with the weather during our stay as before and after we left, the temperature has shot back up to around 30 degrees+.  It was pretty darn hot during our stay and we only had 25 degree weather, which was perfect for topping up on our tan (*burn, in my case) whilst allowing us to still explore the city by foot.  And trust me, that involves a LOT of walking.
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