A lovely little lust list

Sorry for not having blogged in a little while, I have been moving home from University in preparation for the real world… well as much as you can class living with my parents “the real world”. But still. I have got a new job lined up as a Marketing Co-ordinator, which I will start on the 15th of July, but until then, I am very much penny-less and lusting over things that I just cannot afford. So, I decided to write a short post on certain things that I’d be spending my money on right now if I wasn’t so poor!
1. camera-4-640x430 (Image by beautyandrags.co.uk) What I wouldn’t do to have one of these beauties in my life. I want to be part of the Olympus PEN generation! I give it two months at work until I cave and treat myself to this camera. Did I say two months? I meant two weeks.
2. bumbag(Image by merrimaking.co.uk) Have you ever seen a happier looking bumbag? I don’t think you have… This is the cutest looking thing and I feel like I need it in my life for festival fun. Found this on Lazy Oaf’s website… absolutely love Lazy Oaf at the moment. I think because it’s summer I want all of my clothes to look fun and crazy… all the time. After getting the image from Merrimaking.co.uk, I then discovered Merrimaking… which lead me on to my next lust item…
3. Disco-product_Merrimaking(Image by Merrimaking.co.uk) The DISCO sweatshirt. I love this. I love disco. That is all. I advise any festival lovers to check out Merrimaking if you haven’t heard of them! Bound to cheer up a drizzly Monday.
4. 5560435980795_046_b (Image by Urban Outfitters.com) In my head I’m imagining a barbecue on a terrace, corks popping, drinks flowing, summer tunes breezing through my (imaginary) swanky flat… You feeling it too? Absolutely love this record player from Urban Outfitters… Now I’ve just got to get my own place and matching furniture and everything… No biggie.
5. 811XBaEo4EL._SL1500_(Image by Amazon. com) Now my final thing is a little bit of a cheat as my Mum (who I am currently living with) did actually buy one of these so I do have daily access to one. But this means I know how great it is… and it’s pretty great! I love just throwing in healthy ingredients and making all sorts of crazy looking blends. Man, I’m so wild. But healthiness is the first step to happiness! Or something like that…

Hope you all enjoyed my lust-list and it gives you some summer inspo for spending your money… if you didn’t have enough already!

Peace love and lust-lists xxx

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Sugary goodness

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The other day I decided to go on a little spontaneous shopping trip and visited one of my favourite shops ever, LUSH. After choosing some shower gel and shaving cream for my Dad for his birthday (I’d run out of ideas!), I decided to get myself a little treat as well, because I’m naughty and can’t help it.

So I had a little browse around the bath bombs and massage bars, as you do, then suddenly had an urge to be good and not buy anything… which went really well… until I reached the till to pay for my Dad’s presents. This little pot of lip scrub caught my eye and I had a moment of weakness and popped it on the counter.

Now, I chose from three flavours: bubblegum, popcorn and mint julips. I went straight for the mint, because I thought the other ones sounded slightly strange and the girl at the till even advised towards it.

The product is, in essence, a little pot of flavoured sugar. Now, don’t get me wrong, to me, this isn’t a bad thing. I think more shops should stock small transportable pots of sugar that women can carry around in their handbags… the world would be a happier place. Just remember, if you buy this product don’t expect that it is more than flavoured sugar… BUT in terms of the idea and the results of the product, I actually love it. The most annoying thing when you are trying to apply lipstick is dry lips and just like skin, lips need prepping too. It really does naturally exfoliate your lips and remove any dead skin that will prevent your pout from looking perfect when applying lipstick or lipgloss. The mint flavour is great as well and if you accidentally get it in your mouth… it does not matter because it tastes amazing!

Overall, I’m loving the lip scrub… even if it is just a pot of sugar that keeps your lips soft… because that is totally OK. Why would you complain about a portable pot of sugar? Exactly.

Peace and love and sugary lips xxx

How to get really BIG lashes (with one of the cheapest mascaras)

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I personally don’t think you need to spend a lot to get good mascara. I also think that depending on your lashes, different mascaras suit different eyes. Having searched high and low for the mascara that will maximise my eyelashes, I feel that Maybelline really hits the nail on the head. Because I have fairly long lashes, I like mascaras with fairly big brushes. Maybelline’s Colossal Go Extreme Mascara in Leather Black is AMAZING. Unlike lots of new high street mascaras being brought out at the moment with new innovative brushes being sold at £8 or £9 (which I am ever so slightly sceptical about) this mascara is ONLY £6.99! And the brush is just lovely and big perfect for huge eyelashes.

I normally start by coating the tops of the lashes to ensure that they are completely covered, especially when wearing eyeshadow powder that may drop down on to the lashes. Next, take your brush to the roots of your lashes and shake the brush gently to get a nice thick effect at the base of the eyelashes. then brush upwards a few times. Make sure you brush outwards as well to get the lashes in the corner of the eyes. – I personally think this makes the eyes look really pretty. Leave each eye for about 10 seconds then do a quick second coat, but not too much because you don’t want clumpy eyelashes!

If you want a gorgeous huge eyelash effect – I highly recommend. And why not for only £6.99!

Peace and love and huge lashes x

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Urban Outfitters Dreamy Playsuit

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Style of the day…

Finally, the sun is here! This week has been gorgeous on the weather front, which makes me very excited to crack out the summer wardrobe! As you can see, I’ve recently had a balayage on my hair – blonder for summer! And I love it. Because I’ve got dark features, the roots match my face, but the softer lighter ends make it so much more summery looking.

I love this playsuit I bought from Urban Outfitters, by Silence + Noise (£39). I bought it a while ago and wore it with tights and boots, but now the sun is shining, it looks great with bear legs! It’s plain, so can easily be glammed up with jewellery to make an impact, but can also be worn casually. The style of the back is slightly drapey and crosses over to show a bit of skin. It’s so versatile, you can literally style it however you fancy.

Also wearing a bag and denim jacket from Topshop and black ankle boots from Primark. Loving denim jackets at the moment!

I’ve braided my hair in a French plait around my face, leading down in to a normal braid – I’m loving experimenting with styles from Pinterest at the moment. My balayage means that you can really see the detail in the styles.

Peace and love and summer style x

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Or even wear it through to the evening with a bit of bright lipstick (Rimmel – Kate Moss is my absolutely fave!)

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A perfect Easter Vitamin D-Detox that you will not forget!

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After a weekend of a fair amount of chocolate and unhealthy bits and bobs, a detox was much needed! But instead of heading to the gym, I thought I’d take advantage of one of the most beautiful days of the year so far and climb a big old hill to burn off a few of the chocolate calories – and it was a great decision!

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Before starting my day, I had a rainbow fruit salad for my breakfast, as I needed some vitamins and colour in my life, before picking up my friend and heading to Hay-on-Wye. It’s such a gorgeous little town and we had a walk round all the shops and lusted over some amazing looking fudge (but carefully resisted!) … However, we may have given in to ice cream temptation at Shepherds – no regrets! I had peanut butter and chocolate and mint choc chip…. Yes, this is still a detox if you’ve seen the size of Hay Bluff (the hill)!

It was such a gorgeous day to be doing it that I didn’t even think about the exercise… I highly recommend a day out walking up a hill if you are lacking fitness inspiration – the views were absolutely incredible. And I must have burned off a few eggs and the ice cream at least!

Vitamin D from the sun can prevent bone abnormalities, brittle bones and can help increase resistance again some diseases. The sunshine is also a mood enhancer, which will lift you out of your easter chocolate coma!

Peace and Love and Sunshine x

Bank Holiday Weekend Style

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Last night I went out for a much needed night with the girls. And it was so great catching up with them and having a dance! That afternoon, my friend Em and I went for a cheeky trip to New Look to have a browse for some outfit inspiration and I picked up this white top and these heels, planning to wear them with a pair of high waisted jeans for a casual look. When I got home, I was having a little play around with my outfit and I decided to see what it’d look like with my ankle grazing monochrome trousers from Topshop and it randomly just really worked! I don’t often blog about my own outfits, but I loved this look last night. The white top was so flattering – I love the thin straps! And a bargain at £9.99!

I’m also a huge fan of that style of shoe, especially with the shape of my feet – I have very tiny heels so my feet often slip out of shoes, but these were super secure!

Make-up: YSL foundation, Posie Tint Benefit, Katy Perry Lashes

Peace and Love and CHOCOLATE EGGS x

Kate Moss (31) Winter lipstick loving

Recently I purchased one of Kate Moss’s Lasting finish lipstick by Rimmel. I am such a huge fan of the Kate Moss lipsticks as I love the range of colours on offer, but I thought I’d try number 31. this time because I wanted a Wintery red, ready for Christmas (teehee – sorry!)

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I wore it yesterday for uni and although I think an 8 hour lasting time is a little generous, it is such a nice colour and although it is a bold red, can be worn quite casually. Normally I find red lipsticks look better on people with blue/green eyes, but I think this one works quite well with brown eyes because it’s a deeper, cranberry-ish colour. It does look a lot less red on – as you can see from the picture. As with all red lipstick, I’d definitely recommend lip liner as it tends to smudge with all lip activity! (I’m on about eating obviously!)

I think it’s a really lovely Winter lipstick, and would highly recommend… Need to try out some of the other Kate Moss colours – so far I’ve only gone for shades of red, so need some recommendations!

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Peace, love and lipstick x