Christmas Day Face

If you can't wear a red lip at Christmas then when can you?! And they don't come brighter and more festive than the Bourjois Velvet Matte Lipstick in 'Hot Pepper' which just so happens to be my favourite matte lip product of all time - this will see you through many a class of mulled wine, huge turkey dinner and Xmas pud without budging. The perfect festive accompaniment to a red lip is definitely a gold eye and for this look I opted for the suitably named, 'Bubbly' (which I'll definitely be sipping plenty of, come Christmas Day) from the Stila 'In The Light' Palette. The finishing touch was a sweep of the classic winged liner and for this, I'm still a huge fan of the Benefit They're Real Push-Up Gel Liner.

Base - L'Oréal True Match in N1 Ivory and Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in 51

Blush - Benefit Rockateur

Brows - Benefit Browzings in Deep and Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Eyes - Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Sin', 'Bubbly' from the Stila 'In The Light Palette' over the lid and underneath the eyes and shade 'Bare' on the brow bone, Benefit They're Real Push-Up Gel Liner and Mascara

Lips - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick in 'Hot Pepper' 


Jacket and Jeans - Topshop//Top - Banana Republic//Loafers - Office//Fedora - Portobello Market

My favourite way to nurse my frequent Sunday hangovers in London is without a doubt a stroll around Tooting Common followed by a hefty brunch at Milk (M1lk) in Balham, i.e the ultimate destination, serving up the ultimate all day brunch in South London. Milk is a cutesy, kitsch breakfast bar with a retro 50s come contemporary feel serving up the best hangover food known to man as well as scrumptious smoothies served in milk bottles and a selection of stupidly delicious cakes (the pistachio cake is my top pic). The breakfast is far more than your average full English, even their eggs benedict or 'Young Betty' is served up with a 'burnt butter' hollandaise which tastes as incredible as it sounds. A cult hangover favourite is 'The Convict': english muffin, drycure bacon, sausage, egg, poacher hash and 'hangover' sauce) but on this occasion I went for the Sweet Maria: sweet corn fritters with halloumi, smashed avo, kasundi and drycure smoked bacon, i.e the dream. Don't let the queues way out the door put you off, they move quickly and will be 100x worth the wait.

On this particular visit I found myself sporting my new favourite banana republic Breton stripe top and wripped Topshop jamie jeans, a combo that's currently a huge fave. 

An early-autumn walk

Top - River Island//Jeans and Jacket - Topshop//Shoes - Converse

My little cami top and lack of scarf/coat/wooly hat are probably making you shiver right now, however I really wanted to share some photos taken a month or two ago on a little autumn walk near my parents' house. Please be rest assured that things were a little/a lot milder at that time. When not in London, I return to this pretty little corner of the world in Somerset which is all the more beautiful at this time of year. There's nothing I love more than coming home to a long dog walk with this little fluffball, stunning views of the Chew Valley Lake and a tasty pint of west country cider.


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.

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. 


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