Thursday, 30 July 2015

JULY FAVOURITES!



Hard to believe July is over! Hope you have a lovely August, as we usually do, its time to discuss all the stuff we loved throughout the month. ^_^






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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

FOR THE PARMA VIOLETS LOVERS // LUSH KERBSIDE VIOLET SOLID PERFUME



Hi lovelies!

Keeping the Lush love on the blog, today I want to talk about one of the fragrances from the brand´s Gorilla perfume line. I have talked about their Sunfragrance before and once I ran out of it, I thought I would give Kerbside Violet a try, this time I went a little adventurous (go me!) and purchased the solid version of this scent.

When it comes to Lush, a lot of us instantly think about their fun bath bombs and quirky names, the many Instagram pictures of bathtubs filled with beautiful galaxy-like water and the enviable collection of these fizzy goodies some serious Lush fans have. All this bath bomb buzz makes many of us overlook the other wonders the brand has to offer. Their perfumes being the less talked about, in my opinion.


Kerbside Violet is, a highly vintage inspired fragrance. From the pretty retro packaging to the hypnotic notes of violet, rosewood and delicate hints of  jasmine &  ylang ylang, its scent makes me think of the country side and a romantic novel from the 1800s.

It is a sweet floral perfume, ideal for any flower child like me, parma violets lover or for anyone who´s looking to swap a sweet fruity fragrance for a more musky one. Im not sure if its the blend of scents or the formula itself but to my surprise, the aroma lasts longer than expected, sometimes I even notice a very light violet smell on cardigans a couple of days after. Something I have never experienced with other solid perfumes.

As a girl who is not a big fan of solid perfumes, I had little expectations but after using it for a while, I have fallen in love with the beautiful violet packed scent and became fond of the practicality of the design. It makes me want to re-explore the world of solid fragrances!

Do you like solid perfumes? Which one would you recommend?


Kerbside Violet - Link





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Thursday, 23 July 2015

5 MINUTES MAKEUP CHALLENGE!


Hi guys! I thought I would give this challenge a try as I am super slow at putting on makeup. Can you do your makeup in less than 5 minutes?... I tried... 





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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

OUTFIT INSPO // HOW TO DRESS FOR WORK


You are officially a working girl. The rush of excitement to find out what your job will be like is mixed with the curiosity to find out what challenges the first day will bring. Suddenly, you are wondering what you´ll be wearing.


As I was telling you on a recent post, I got a job and as I write this, I am having a very needed cup of tea after successfully surviving my first day at work. Previous to this day, I spent some time figuring out what my “work clothes” would be and so far I have a couple of work ready outfits.

All the buzz inspired me to create this post, whether you are looking for a little inspiration to expand your “work ready” wardrobe or getting ready for a job interview, I have included two outfit ideas; one for business casual days and the other one more dressed down occasions.

Drape Front Blouse - Topshop
Trousers - New Look
Platforms - H&M
Bracelets - Accessorize 
Lip Colour - Bourjois 


Blouse - Oasis
Trousers - Topshop
Shoes - New Look
Earrings - ASOS
Lip crayon - Zoeva 


What was your first day at work like? Share your story on a comment down below! 



Monday, 20 July 2015

LUSH HEAD // ADD VOLUME & TEXTURE TO YOUR HAIR



When the words shampoo and conditioner are used, many of us instantly think about bottles of many shapes & sizes containing the liquid form of these two hair products. We all use or have used them and most of us know very little about the alternative options that brands such as Lush have to offer.
Until a couple of weeks ago I never thought solid shampoos & conditioners made with natural ingredients would change my hair care routine  for good. With some help from one of the lovely girls at Lush Sauchiehall Street (Glasgow), I opted for these two products and here are my thoughts about them so far.

NEW shampoo bar:  This pretty looking, handmade bar caught my attention right away. It has a very energising scent with predominant notes of cinnamon & clove complemented with a stimulating blend of nettle & peppermint. All combined to leave my head feeling super fresh, clean whilst adding shine to my hair. 
To my surprise, it has a very foamy formula and lasts quite a while as hair stays cleaner for longer and even after using for up to 4 weeks, its size has not reduced considerably. Although this bar claims to help hair growth, I haven´t noticed any major changes on the length of my hair.

BIG conditioner bar: Despite its solid form, this bar is super creamy. It has a gorgeous floral scent and even though I am still getting used to the slightly greasy texture of the product after melted with water, I have nothing but nice things to say about it.
At first I was skeptical of its potential but since I´ve been using it I have noticed it adds more volume & makes my hair look nicer, even without much time spent in styling it. Same as with the shampoo bar, this conditioner has lasted longer than I first expected.
Overall, my first experience with Lush haircare line has been amazing. I am looking forward to trying a different shampoo bar and I already have my eyes on this one.
Have you tried any hair product from Lush? Which one is your favourite? 



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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

LIFE LATELY...


Hi guys! It feels like its been a while since I´ve written a personal post and lately, I have been very into filming videos that I haven´t really taken proper time to sit and write until now. I guess this often happens when you have a youtube cannel & also write a blog.... what matters is that I am writing to you right now!

Things have been crazy these days, good kind of crazy but also, a few hectic moments. I want to start by sharing some happy news! After a long time & several CVs sent, I have finally got a job. I am very happy, excited & scared all at the same time as its been a while since I worked.

I mean, its great to have a paying job and all the possibilities it might open but I feel just the same way I felt when I scored my first job, I am not alone in this boat of feelings as for the girls that will be starting out along with me, this is actually their fist job ever!

There has been some days in which I have felt very anxious too… the thing is, and I dont know if other people who suffer from anxiety identify with this, sometimes it comes out of nowhere. There could be many great things going on around me but somehow, I will feel like there are tons of things to worry about.

I am excited to start my first proper day at work as I am only training right now and I cant wait to find out my schedule so I can work around it to write more posts & make more videos!



Saturday, 11 July 2015

QUICK & CUTE DIY // HOW TO MAKE FLOWER SCRUNCHIE



Hi guys! I got a little inspired by all the beautiful flowers blooming this summer and I thought I would share this very easy & quick DIY with you. 
Hope you like it! ^_^ 




Friday, 10 July 2015

JUNE FAVORITES!



Hard to believe we are  over half way through the year already! Now that July is here, its time to discuss June & the best of it. ^_^




Tuesday, 7 July 2015

MAKEUP INSPO // PASTEL EYELINER



Pastel shades have always been my favourite! They are cute, perfect to wear all throughout the year and they always make me happy. The whole idea of wearing pastel eyeliners is amazing but its hard to let go of my beloved cat eye. Lately I have been obsessing with this trend so I did a little search to find the best pastel eye pencils out there.

I wish I could´ve included more but after searching & visiting all the online makeup stores I know, these were the ones I found. I honestly never thought it was going to be difficult to find different options as I have seen this trend everywhere!


None the less, these three pencils have beautiful shades and I bet the look great as part of a minimal makeup, or for a less dramatic look than the one achieved with the usual black pencil.

Would you ever swap your favourite eyeliner for a different colour? If so, which colour would you choose?