02/11/2014

Brixton Brunch.


Jacket and Jeans - Topshop//Shirt - H&M//Bag - Zara//Shoes - Jones Bootmaker// Lips - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 'Hot Pepper'




One of my favourite places to dine in London is Brixton Village Market. It's an adorable community market tumbling with teeny eateries and is quickly becoming the place for budget eats in South London. I've eaten at a few of it's favourites including Honest Burger and Elephant but this time me and Stu had a rumbling for an improptu brunch and stumbled across the Duck Egg Cafe. It's not the smartest of places but has plenty of charm and the all-day breakfasts are insane. Whilst the boy went for the standard full-english, I opted for the bubble and squeak with a hefty side of beans, bacon, sausage, tomato and their speciality, poached duck egg- ohhhh yehhh. I also had a nose at a neighbouring table's Eggs Benedict which looked bloomin' spectacular.

Outfit wise, I'm going crazy for my Topshop ripped Jamie Jeans  at the moment (I know, major trend sheep). Ridiculously comfy and really flattering with a high waist that's just high enough. I love pairing them with a checked shirt like this H&M steal.
14/10/2014

Borough Market.

Primark Top//New Look Shoes//Topshop Jeans//Zara Bag//Portobello Road Fedora

A few weekends ago, me and the boy took a Saturday outing to Borough Market below London Bridge, in other words a food lover's haven (and I certainly sit in the food-lover category). Borough market is the food market of all food markets, every inch filled with the best gourmet street food, fish, meats, cheeses, you name it to feed a country several times over. I sampled just a few  a lot of the delights- highlights included the homemade scotch egg with sweet potato fries *cue food gasm* and some of the best ice cream I have ever had. If you're particularly crafty, there's also enough free samples going around to constitute more than a meal... 

As you've probably gathered, this was at a much milder time in London- before the city became a raining windy disgustingness, so for this outing I donned my favourite new top from Primark, which although a bit summery stills looks beaut over a pair of jeans. 

08/10/2014

My go-to Autumn Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow


 I'm never one for a heavy base but now Summer has come to an end, I'm ditching the BB creams and the tinted moisturisers in favour of something with an ounce more coverage. This comes in the form of Nars Sheer Glow Foundation which last winter, this became one of my all-time favourite foundations.

I either apply this with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush or for an incredibly seamless application, I find this is actually best applied with my fingers to get a properly seamless finish (which is a bit cray for this brush loving gal). There's something about the velvety, satin formula which means it's quite slippery so blending with a brush can become prettyyyy tiresome.

The finish however is the thing to rave about. I don't know where the name 'sheer' comes into it as this is most certainly more on the medium side of things yet it doesn't mask the skin and allows your natural oils to shine through. Even in the winter, I'm still a bit of a glow-getter and for this reason, Sheer Glow is perfect; sitting somewhere in-between matte and dewy. It gives a slightly mattifying effect with a gorgeous satiny, lit from within glow to the skin, ideal for the colder months when you want some luminosity but nothing too overboard.

There's a great shade range, I have Mont Blanc which is a tad light right now but perfect when I've lost my summer colour. The mattifying quality will definitely suit oily-skinned gals however it still glides over my sahara-dry skin and doesn't dehydrate, so this honestly is for everyone. Not to mention it's incredible lasting power...honestly, this. stuff. rocks.
04/10/2014

Parga Lookbook.

Topshop Dress//Urban Outfitters Sandals//Vintage Bag
H&M Dress//New Look Shoes//Primark Bag//Hat bought in Parga
Motel Playsuit//New Look Shoes
Primark Jumpsuit and Bag//New Look Shoes

So I realise that just as every other blogger is wacking out their winter warmers, I've rocked up with a post of the sunniest outfits to be had but I still couldn't resist sharing what I wore on holiday in Greece last week. I didn't really take any photos of my outfits during the day but seeing as I spent most of the week in a bikini, there really wasn't a lot to share. One of my favourite things about holiday is dressing up for dinner in the evenings so I thought I'd show my choice of outfit for each evening. For less photos of beautiful Parga, and less photos of my not very tanned self- check out my last post here.

27/09/2014

Parga.






I've just returned from a much-awaited week away in the town of Parga, Greece with my boyfriend and parents and it was certainly worth the wait. Parga is postcard-picturesque town on the north-west coast of the country and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Its a greek paradise, with gorgeous colourful houses, green rocky scenery and the clearest and bluest water I've ever swam in - literally heaven. I spent a divine week (that definitely didn't feel long enough) basking in the sun, burying my head in some books, trying my hand at a few watersports and stuffing my face with a bit too much Greek Salad and every carb under the sun (blame the Greeks, not me). With 150 tavernas to choose from, most of which line the seafront, Parga is incredible for food so there certainly wasn't a shortage of Mousakka and Stifado. It's also a short boat ride away from the incredibly pretty islands of Paxos and Antipaxos which were equally stunning. A highly highly recommended holiday destination...#takemeback.
 

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