Wednesday spends-day?!?

Just a quick one today… Another item from Merrimaking.co.uk that I absolutely need:

This Touch wood necklace…

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(Images taken from Merrimaking.co.uk)

I literally love the design of it – really quirky and would look really cool layered with a few other necklaces, or just on it’s own with a plain T-shirt! Mmmmmmm gimme.

Peace and love and TOUCH WOOD x

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Too Faced Cocoa Contour… So good I could eat it!

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I was lucky enough to win an Instagram competition the other day with Roses Beauty Store and the prize was the Too Faced Cocoa Contour palette (£29) (Thanks Roses Beauty Store!!) Now, this palette is just amazing. The gold and brown packaging actually looks like a chocolate bar so already, as a self confessed chocoholic, I am drawn to it. It actually smells like chocolate. To be honest, it had already sold itself to me before I’d even applied any of the makeup. It smells so dreamy. I actually sat there sniffing it for a while!

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So, it has four colours and a handy little book that tells you exactly how to contour different looks. It will expand your makeup horizons, trust me! The four colours are light cocoa, medium cocoa, dark cocoa and pop of light. It comes with its own little brush for application and blending. The brush is the perfect size for application as it isn’t too big and has a really soft texture. I would say that if you do not usually contour, this is a perfect beginner’s palette!
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So, the first picture as you can see, I am completely bare-faced as I wanted to show what my face looks like with no makeup on at all so you can see its shape. Then I applied a base using YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (which really is the most gorgeous foundation in the world). The next picture shows what my face looked like before I blended the colours. I only applied it on one side of the face so you can see how it compares to the other side. I then applied it to the other side and blended. As you can see, it really gives cheekbone definition – the creamy highlighter does literally add a “pop of light” to the bones of the cheeks and the cocoas create the contour.

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The next photos just show how it looked when I added mascara and a pop of colour to my lips.

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This was quite a daytime look, however the colour variety in the palette gives you the option of going for a more dramatic contour for an evening. It’s such a lovely palette and it smells so gorgeous that you can literally just play around with it until you discover what looks best on your face shape. Huge thumbs up from me. Almost edible!!! Peace and Love and Contouring x 11136806_10152952548468264_1607989248_n11148994_10152952548168264_1986041326_n

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

10 reasons that you cannot replace chocolate

Lately, I’ve been doing some clean eating and don’t get me wrong, have been enjoying it. However, after countless efforts of attempting to make a healthy chocolate moose, I am just not convinced that anything will be quite as satisfying as the real thing… So here are my ten reasons why to eat chocolate!

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(Images taken from cocoa hearts.co.uk and inter flora.com)

1. Chocolate has always been there for you. A break up, a bad day, you name it – chocolate has always been your friend in times of need, and always will be. 

2. A chocolate moose that is made with predominantly banana… will taste like banana. Tried and tested. 

3. Chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins, which makes you happy. Everyone needs a bit of happiness in their lives. 

4. At Thorntons, you can buy a shot of melted chocolate. There is nothing in the world that could ever replace that. You do know that.

5. Dark chocolate is good for you and contains antioxidants… 
If you’re already eating dark chocolate, you might as well eat all chocolate.

6. There is probably as many articles online claiming chocolate is good for you as there are claiming that it isn’t. That’s the beauty of the internet. 

7. You can’t get a “bad bar of chocolate” like you can get a “bad plate of food” or a “bad apple”

8. Because chocolate fountains exist. Valid reason. 

9. Everyone is secretly jealous of you when you are eating a bar of chocolate.

10. Chocolate isn’t judgemental. 

Will you ever question chocolate again? I hope not.

Peace and love and chocolate x

Be a… Lifechanger

Can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post! I will not make excuses about final year, I will just provide a little post of a fashion brand that I’m appreciating/loving right now!

I recently came across Made by Riley – a fashion brand that has a mission to give to charities whilst making really cool clothes. I follow Riley on Instagram and I have been lusting slightly over the LifeChanger sweater, so I might have to invest. However, the guilty clothing purchase will be overshadowed by good-doing as 20% goes to charity.

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(Images taken from MadeByRiley.co.uk)

I really appreciate the idea behind the brand and as a young entrepreneur trying to give back, I think people should show support. (Also, the clothes are cool!) 

Check it out!

Peace and love and giving back x

Actual Healthy Pancakes – Tried, tested and STRONGLY APPROVED!

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Yes, these deliciously yummy pancakes are actually healthy!!

As a pancake lover (lover is probably an understatement) I was pretty skeptical about how these would turn out… How can pancakes that taste like pancakes actually be healthy? But they can!

All you need to do is warm up a pan, add a little coconut oil
Meanwhile, blend 2 eggs, a banana and a table spoonful of chia seeds
Cook the pancakes for about 30 seconds on each side
Add a topping of your choice – (I went for blueberries and a drizzle of lemon!)

And there we have it! Healthy pancakes – perfect for breakfast or a snack, and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating a whole stack!! … honestly they are a dream. My mind is blown.

Peace love and Pancakes x