Sunday, 30 August 2015

Longchamp Handbag

Longchamp Handbag 

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So here it is! The little purchase that I told you about in yesterday post. A Longchamp handbag! I have wanted the classic Longchamp bag for years. It is just a beautiful timeless piece that can go with so many different outfits and is large enough for everyday. 

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I spent Friday in London wondering around Borough Market and Covent Garden with my boyfriend and our friend but after they both had to leave for work in the afternoon I was left on my own to wonder around the shops on Oxford Street. Very dangerous!

And as you can probably imagine I found myself in the huge Longchamp store on Regents Street staring up at the wall of all the different colours and all the different sizes of Le Pliage handbags. It took about a minute standing in front of the mirror with this handbag to know that I wasn't going to be leaving without it. However it took approximately 15 minutes, still standing in front of the mirror with the bag to weight up the pros and cons and mentally justify the purchase! In the end the beauty, quality and the feeling that the handbag gave me that just made me want to squeak with joy overruled the price, and I walked about the store with a beautiful new bag. 

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The colour that I chose is the shade "Gunmetal" which is this beautiful dark grey shade. I knew that I wanted a neutral colour bag that I could wear with everything and I was much more drawn to the darker colours, especially now we are going to be heading into Autumn and Winter. I love the navy colour but most people have that one and I also thought that I wear navy jeans most of the time and I didn't want to overload on the navy! I also really like the black but I don't really wear a lot of black. So this dark grey is just prefect for me and I think it is just gorgeous!  

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Buying this bag has really made me realise how a more luxury handbag can make you whole outfit look so much more expensive. Here I am wearing a white shirt from eBay that cost less than £10! But paired with well fitting jeans and my new Longchamp bag (and probably my gold watch) the shirt suddenly looks so much smarter. 

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I still can't believe that I have a Longchamp bag that I have wanted for so long! I want to really look after it but at the same time I don't want it to be a fancy bag that I am too scared to ruin so I never use it. I am going to use this all the time, most days and I know that it might get a little scuffed at some point, but that will just show how well loved it is!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Speak soon xx

Friday, 28 August 2015

Sheer Chic

Sheer Chic

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Today I went up to London for the day with my boyfriend and our friend from school and spent the day in the sun wondering around Covent Garden and Borough Market. Covent Garden is such a lovely place for shopping and Borough Market has some of the most amazing food place!

But I really wanted to show you my outfit today and I had one of those break throughs where I found a combination of clothes that I already had but had never worn together before! And I just love this look! The idea of underwear as outwear and visible bras and bralettes has been around for a while. I personally don't have the confidence right now to wear just a bralette with out anything over the top, but I do love layering with beautiful lace bralettes.


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The light blue lace bralette that I am wearing here is one from Topshop which I got a few months ago. It's not see through over the bust, has beautiful lace details, a zip at the back and a deep V-neck shape. Plus it is in a gorgeous minty blue, so basically it is perfect! I love wearing it with V-neck tops and jumper so you can see some of the lace showing through. 

Today I wore my sheer white shirt with the buttons undone to just below the bralette so it was slightly visible. My shirt is actually a very cheap one I found on eBay years ago, but I don't wear it much as I wasn't actually expecting it to be sheer! 

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However now I have found a way to wear this shirt with the bralette underneath and I love how it looks. It's that perfect smart casual style and still looks really classy and feminine. 

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For my makeup I went for more of a pinky purple eye looks as opposed to my usual neutrals. But I was just desperate to use my new Naked 3 palette! I think this looks beautiful with a natural lip and a little bit of pinky blushers for a girlie and sweet look. 

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Right now I am still just playing around with all of the different shades in my Naked 3 palette but I can't wait so do a post soon showing you some different eye looks. 

Today I also managed to squeeze in a little bit of shopping after the others had gone home, and I actually made a little (actually a bit of a splurge!) purchase of something that I have wanted for so long now! So keep an eye out as I think I will show you that in my next post.
I'm off to make a cup of tea and eat the most amazing gooey chocolate brownie from Borough Market! xx

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bits And Pieces

Bits And Pieces 

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Firstly I wanted to show you my Macbook with it's beautiful marble skin. I bought this skin off Etsy after seeing a lot of them on Pinterest and Instagram. I love how chic and minimal this looks. 

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This is everything that I have on my bedside table right now. I love all of the white and now pretty this space looks. And I can't wait to read my How to be Parisian book. 

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Finally this is the cutest card that I got last week from my friends at University for my birthday! I haven't seen them this whole Summer and I can't wait to see them in a few weeks when we go back to uni to live in our house!

The weather here is still rubbish so this morning I went to IKEA and got a few more bits and pieces for university. Many I will do a post sometime showing you some of the pretty things that I bought. I am so excited to start decorating my new room. I'm going for lots of white, some pastel blue and a bohemian feel. Plus lots of candles and fairy lights!

Speak soon xx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Essie Maximillian Strasse Her

Essie Maximillian Strasse Her


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I have another Essie nail polish to share with you! I know, I am basically addicted to Essie, but this one was a late birthday present. Promise! 

The nail polish is called Maximillian Strasse Her, and I'm not gonna lie to you and pretend that I have any idea what that is meant to mean. But the shade is very pretty! I would definitely describe it as a grey shade but it has a a slight bluey green tint to it, like a little bit of teal.

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Like all Essie nail polishes this is just beautiful to apply and you can actually get away with just one coat of this one. It's very similar to a shade that I already have called Parka Perfect but lighter and without any glitter. I think this is a great shade for the transition into Autumn as it is light, but not bright and looks very classy. Also you can match your grey nails with the weather which is what I am doing right now!

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I got this Essie polish as a birthday present from the people I work with at Joules, how sweet are they?! They also got me this really cute card that they had all signed! I am really lucky to work with such lovely people. 

Speak soon xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

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I need to apologise for being a bad blogger, I haven't done a monthly favourites since May! I usually do them right at the end of each month, but for the last two months that has been away on holiday so it has been a little difficult. So as we come to the end of August I thought instead of just a monthly favourites I would do a round up of all the beauty products that I have been loving this Summer. 

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Firstly a few skincare bits to tell you about. I am going to start with the Clinique Anti-blemish Solution as I know I have talked about this a few times before. But these last few months it has honestly saved my skin. It is a bit gross but there have been several times were I have started to feel a painful under the skin spot coming through. But I just use a tiny amount of this on it a few times a day and two days later the would have been horrible spot has literally vanished! Seriously don't know what I would do without this stuff.

The next skin care products that I have been loving is Nivea After Sun moisturiser. I've been on a couple of holidays this summer and spent quite a bit of time in the sun. I always wear suncream but after a day in the sun the moisture that your skin has lost needs replacing. I love using this after a cold shower at the end of the day as it smells and feels so refreshing. It also helps to keep a tan looking lovely. 

I picked up this Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub at the beginning of summer and I just can't get enough of it. It smells delicious, it really exfoliates my skin and leaves it feeling super soft. But what I really love about this is unlike a lot of scrubs once you rinse it off in the shower it doesn't leave your skin feeling stripped and dry. I don't really know how else to describe it other than like a residue of moisture! It is like the the sugar in the scrub melts away to leave behind a layer of moisture. So if I sometimes feel like I can skip moisturising after using this. 

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I really am loving Nivea this Summer! Nivea pearl and beauty is my favourite deodorant and I always carry around a little mini version in my handbag just in case it is really hot and I want to freshen up on the go.

I have a lot (under exaggeration!) of lip balms, but Nivea Hydra Care is definitely one of my favourite. it's cheap, quick, easy and you don't have to stick your finger in it so it is perfect for on the go. But it also has SPF in which is why I haven't really used any of my other lip balms this Summer. it is really important that when you are out in the sun all day to protect your lips as well as your skin. But I hate a lot of sun protection lip balms. They are hard to apply, drying and basically turn your lips this horrible white colour which is not attractive! So this one is a great replacement that just really hydrated the lips. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is just my favourite Summer scent. I picked it up at Duty Free a year ago so it really does remind me of Summer. It's just a fresh, sweet and light scent and the bottle is just absolutely gorgeous!

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When I am sunbathing or most of the time when I am on holiday I don't like to wear makeup. I am gonna be reapplying suncream, probably sweating a little and just want to be able to jump into the pool or dive into the sea without worrying if my makeup will run! however to keep me from looking totally horrific there are a few things I do. 

Firstly I will pretty much always curl my eyelashes in the morning, whether I am planning on wearing makeup or not. It has just become part of my morning routine that helps me feel more awake. If I feel like my face looks like a pancake or more often the case is that my face is like 5 shades lighter than my body as I wear a much higher SPF on my face and try to keep it out the sun, then I will apply some bronzer. A little bit of bronzer can really make a difference. 

Finally to make it look as if I have make more of an effort than I really have I will put a bit of colour on my lips. The two that I have been reaching for the most are MAC Patisserie and Clinique lip crayon in two ton tomato. Patisserie is just the most beautiful nude/pink shade that I probably reach for the most out of all my lipsticks. Two ton tomato is a lovely glossy red that can be quite sheer or built up to a stronger colour. What I love about this though is even after a few hours when the gloss has gone it stains your lips a slight red shade that looks so pretty and natural. 


You may recognise his mascara from my what I got for my birthday post last week and be wondering how it is in my Summer favourites. But I have actually been using this mascara all Summer, just in the sample size! I just love this mascara! Which isn't something that I have been able to say for a while. I will probably do a whole blogpost on this with some pictures showing you what it looks like on. But basically all you need to know if that it is slightly more than I would usually pay for a mascara but if you can try it I really recommend it, it's a lovely one! 

I picked this nail polish from Essie up probably nearly two months ago, and since then I have worn it four times, which is an actually record for me as I am always changing my nail polish. In fact one time I even wore it for a week, took it off and then reapplied the same colour! Saltwater Happy is from the Essie Summer 2015 collection and has the cutest name. And I did a whole blogpost on it here if you wanted to see some more pictures. 

This elf jumbo eyeshadow stick is something that I found in TK MAXX, didn't think I could live without it and then didn't really get into it until several months later! Beauty blogger problems! It is this shimmery bronzer eyeshadow stick that goes on really smoothly and is really blendable. How I like to use is to draw quite a thick messy line on my top lashes, concentrating at the outer corner and then bringing it down along my bottom lashes. And then I just get a brush and really blend it all out. It can be quite subtle and natural but it is really pretty and very quick. 

Hope you have enjoyed reading all about my Summer favourites. Congratulations if you have actually made it this far, I am pretty good at waffling! Some of the clever ones might have just looked at the first picture and understood from the title that in some way or another I really like all of these products! Anyway, hope everyone is having a good weekend. Also link in the comments below your most recent Summer favourites or monthly favourites posts so I can give them a read and find some lovely new products to try out! Speak soon lovelies xx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Saturday Sunshine

Saturday Sunshine 

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This is the first time in a long time that the weather has been amazing and I have actually had the day off work to enjoy it! And I think this is basically the last day of summer now so this morning I got straight into my bikini to try and make the most of it. I moved some blankets and cushions, and then all the other essentials, iphone, laptop, Vogue, Essie nail polishes outside into the garden to create the perfect little relaxation zone. I have been trying to top up my tan from Kefalonia but I have had to move back inside for a bit to write this blogpost as it is basically impossible to see my screen in the sunshine, and sunglasses do not help!

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For lunch I made myself a yummy little salad. it sounds very healthy but the truth is that I woke up so late and had a bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast so I wasn't actually that hungry. I also have some of my all time favourite drink, Pink Lemonade. And I swear it isn't just because of the colour! 

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This afternoon I used my new Nutribullet again which I really can't get enough of! I now have lots of more adventurous things to put into my smoothies to make them even healthier like spinach, kale, almonds and all that good stuff, as well as lots of yummy fruit.

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Today I just chose one of the simple smoothie recipes from the Nutribullet booklet, Spinach, banana, strawberries, blueberries and then some water. 

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It tastes really nice and refreshing, especially on a hot day like today, and I can't really even taste the spinach!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Speak soon xx




Thursday, 20 August 2015

What I Got For My Birthday

What I Got For My Birthday

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As promised here is my what I got for my birthday blogpost. I was ridiculously lucky this year and got so many amazing things that I have wanted for such a long time. But first a quick disclaimer just to say that I am not trying to show off about any of the presents that I received this year. I know how incredibly lucky I am and I am so grateful.

So the first thing that I want to talk about is my new Macbook! Omg, I can't believe that I am actually saying that! I have been working a lot in retail over this summer and have put most of my earnings towards a Macbook Air 13' which now has this beautiful marble skin from Clique. For my birthday my parents have also kindly contributed some money towards this. I am so excited to take this to uni and have something portable that I can work from. 

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The next few things I got were some beauty and makeup bits, my family know me so well. My brother (with a bit of help!) got me the Roller Lash mascara from benefit. I have been using my samples of this from a magazine for ages now but they are basically running out. I wouldn't usually spend this much on a mascara but this one is so amazing and I will probably do a whole blogpost raving about it sometime soon!

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My parents got me the Naked 3 Palette which I am just over the moon about. I actually let out a little squeal when I opened this present and everyone just laughed at me! I have the Naked 2 palette and it is just my favourite and these pinky purple shades just look stunning. My mum also got me the awesome mojito flavoured lip balm about which is so cute!

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My sister bought me my favourite Body Shop products. This shower gel just smells incredible and reminds me of summer as I used it all last summer. And I love this little lip balm which is really lovely and moisturising. 

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This is a book that I had dropped so many hints to my parents that I wanted. I love these kind of books with life and style tips and it also looks beautiful on my bedside table. I have always loved the simplicity of Parisian style and I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and this book. My mum also got this super cute sunglasses case with Audrey Hepburn's eyes. I think it is meant to be a glasses case but I don't wear glasses and just hope my sunglasses will fit in this! 

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I also got some beautiful jewellery. My family can tell that I have been loving gold right now! The earrings were both from my sister and they are so pretty and quite delicate. The bracelet I actually spotted in a little shop in Kefalonia, so my mum must have snuck back into the shop to get it for me. It is so beautiful and delicate and I think it will look lovely next to my gold watch. 

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At the beginning of Summer I was lucky enough to go with my mum to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition. It was the most incredible exhibition that I have ever been to, the whole atmosphere, the layout and the sheer talent of such an incredible designer. So my mum went back and got the book made for the exhibition so that I would never forget it. She is so cute!

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My brother also got my this cocktail mixer which is so cool. I just need someone to teach me how to use it!

Strange story, so a few days before my birthday I got this mug with my blog name on it which is really cute. But there was no note inside saying who it was from so I have no idea who got it for me! My boyfriend and family are all swearing it wasn't them! So if you know who it was or if it was you then please tell me, I want to thank you!!

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My sister also found this adorable shabby chic style vase which fits perfectly with my bedroom. 

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My dad got me a very useful phone stand for my car, typical dad! I am always using my phone for directions but it is hard when you can't actually see the screen like a Satnav. So now, problem solved! 

I also got some money from both sets of grandparents so I put it together and treated myself to a Nutribullet. Something that I have wanted for ages. Last night I made my first smoothie with it which was so cool. I also had a little read of the booklet that comes with it and has lots of different reciepe ideas. So today after work I am going to head to the shops to get lots of yummy healthy things to make my smoothies even better. I have to be honest I am a little bit scared of putting spinach into a smoothie, but I will still give it a try!

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My Auntie for me this lovely cushion which a huge K on it which I just love. I have seen loads of homewear with letters on and think that they look so cool. 

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And finally I got his absolutely beautiful throw which I chose from Urban Outfitters. In September I am moving into a house with all of my uni friends and we have really nice rooms with double beds. I thought this throw would look lovely in my new room in Manchester. I love the colours and the bohemian feel to it. Now I can't wait to get all the other little bits and pieces to decorate my room. I feel a trip to IKEA coming soon!

Hope you liked this post. I always love hearing about what people got up to and what presents they got on their birthday. Also thank you to those of you who sent me lovely birthday messages <3
Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My Birthday!

My Birthday! 

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So I am finally 19! It is really strange to think that I am now in my last year as a teenage! Anyway, I had such a lovely day yesterday thought that I would tell you a bit about it. 

My boyfriend Jack stayed over the night before so in the morning (although just!) we headed up to London as I had decided for my birthday I wanted to go to the London Aquarium. See, I am definitely not ready to be an adult yet! Sea Life was really busy but it was so cool. We saw sharks, loads of fish, jellyfish, seahorses and even penguins! But I think my favourite was actually the stingrays as they we so amazing to watch and if you kneel down at the glass and look underneath them they just pull the funniest faces! 



After Sea Life we walked around a bit and found a fun fair type thing where we went on a really high ride that spun around and had amazing views of Big Ben and the London Eye. For lunch we went to Pizza Express where Jack and I both had the Carbonara Pizza which is my new favourite! And after we ended up falling asleep in St James park for nearly an hour! 

On the way home we stopped off at a really lovely little cake shop by Borough Market were we got some amazing brownies. I have managed to save one salted caramel brownie that I might have to eat once I finish this blogpost as it is just heaven! 

Once we got home we had tea and birthday cake which my little sister had set up beautifully. And they got me some white roses which are my favourite flowers! After I opened my presents and I really was so lucky this year. In the next couple of days I am going to do a blogpost showing you what I got for my birthday so keep an eye out for that one. To end the evening after dinner we all snuggled up in blankets on the sofa with lots of sweet treats and watched Captain Corelli's mandolin. It was a really beautiful film set in Kefalonia which is where I just went on holiday. 

I'm back to work again now, but it was lovely to have the day off for my birthday and have such an amazing day up in London. Speak soon xx

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Mini Haul

Mini Haul

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On Thursday I had the day off work so I went out for the day with my boyfriend Jack to do some shopping and go to the cinema. We saw the Disney Pixar film Inside Out which I have wanted to see for ages. It was such a great film, made me laugh and even cry at one point! And I just think it is so cute the idea that we have little emotion people in our heads!

Anyway, it wasn't a very long shopping trip but one where I saw so many things I wanted! I didn't go too crazy, although I have spent most of the money I have made so far this week, but I did pick up a few pieces that I wanted to share with you. 

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The first place that I went was H&M which is a store that I really like although recently I feel some of their clothes are starting to look a little cheap. However I did spot this beautiful grey jumper that in my opinion is perfect. And I was almost tempted to buy like five of the same jumper as it is so cheap and I know I am just going to live in this! The fabric is soft but it feels quite weighty and isn't see-though. And it is just slouchy and comfy but I think with some delicate jewellery it still looks really pretty. Which leads me on to the necklace here which I also picked up from H&M. It's just this really simple layered gold necklace that will go with so many outfits and just looks really beautiful. Someone even asked me if it was real gold yesterday, so for £4 it was a total bargain! 

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I just love this jumper! Wish they did it in other colours as I would probably buy them all! But I think this is probably how I will wear it, with the sleeves rolled up as it looks even more flattering. 

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The next place I went to was Zara, my favourite shop ever. They had a few bits left in the sale so I had a little look and spotted this coat. I have always wanted a khaki parka with a big fur hood. So when I spotted this one, on its own, in my size I knew it was meant to be! 

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This is actually the second winter coat that I have bought in the past couple of weeks! My other one is from ASOS and it is very different, and slightly out of my comfort zone. I can't wait to take some nice photos of it and share that one with you though. 

Might not be able to post for the next couple of days, tomorrow and I working all day again and then it is my birthday on Monday! So I'm off work and I think I am going up to London to Sea Life which is very exciting. Either way, I will be taking lots of photos for you so I can post them afterwards. Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

MAC Velvet Teddy

MAC Velvet Teddy 

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I finally got my hands on the MAC lipstick that I have wanted for ages, Velvet Teddy, also known as the Kylie Jenner lip shade. I picked it up on the way to Kefalonia at World Duty Free which meant that I managed to save a few pounds. Although in my head I think of duty free as huge discounted prices, and then every time I am reminded that I only ever save a few pounds! 

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Velvet Teddy is a matte lipstick, which is something I don't usually go for as I find them quite drying on my lips. But this one still manages to feel moisturising and I think that fact that it is matte really increases its lasting power. I wore this during the holiday out to dinner with my family, and after a whole three course meal it still looked pretty perfect, and it barely came off on my glass. The actually shade is very natural but with a slight pinky brown tint. 

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I have found that I am starting to build a bit of a collection of MAC lipsticks which is very exciting. The other shades that I have are Patisserie, which was the first one that I got and I wear all the time. It's my perfect nude shade and I will be so sad when this runs out. Actually I will probably just go and replace it straight away, I need this in my life! The other shade is also pretty new to my collection, Giddy. Again it is a very natural lustre shade but more pinky. 

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Here is my go to everyday makeup look featuring MAC Velvet Teddy. I just do a simple slightly shimmery brown smokey eye which I think perfectly complements the brown tint in the lipstick. 

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Hope you guys are having a lovely Wednesday. I got back home from Kefalonia yesterday afternoon and it is actually really lovely to be back. I love travelling and going on holiday, but there is something about living out of a suitcase that I am not so keen on. I like having ALL my stuff, and my home comforts. Plus it is finally cold enough here for me to drink lots of green tea again! It's pretty sad, but I was actually really missing it! xx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Little White Dress

Little White Dress

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For our second to last evening in Kefalonia we went out to a lovely hotel for some cocktails in the outdoor bar over looking the sea. Granted I was the only one who actually ordered a cocktail, but it was the perfect excuse to wear my new dress! 

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I bought the dress online a few weeks ago from the Mango sale. It is a beautiful white lace dress, and very me. I actually ordered it hoping that it would arrive in time for my holiday to Spain but as luck would have it the parcel was dropped off probably around the same time my flight was taking off! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Summer Holiday Outfit Polaroid White Lace Dress Summer Pretty Bohemian Boho

The dress is in a shift dress style which isn't something I usually wear. But I love how this looks, it's so comfy and I can eat as much as I want for dinner and it won't show! The lining is also slightly shorter so the lace overlay shows at the hemline which is so pretty. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Summer Holiday Outfit Polaroid White Lace Dress Summer Pretty Bohemian Boho

I think this dress is really versatile and could be worn with sandals during the day or heels for a dressier look. I decided to go for a more bohemian look which is my favourite style for holiday. I threw on loads of my favourite jewellery, including my turtle and shell necklace, hamsa long necklace, elephant ring and gold watch. And paired with my pink nail polish, Essie's cute as a button, I love how this works together. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Summer Holiday Outfit Polaroid White Lace Dress Summer Pretty Bohemian Boho

Posing with my Polaroids!

Once again I have to apologise for the lack of posts over the last few days. I think my camera issues have finally been solved!
Tomorrow is our last day here, aka my last day to work on my holiday tan! I'm so sad to be leaving as it is so beautiful here. But I also can't wait to be back in my bedroom and to see my friends and boyfriend again. 

Hope you liked my Little White Dress post. It is one of my favourite clothing items right now and I am desperate to wear it again, although I think when I get back home the likelihood that it will be weather appropriate is very slim! 
Speak soon xx