It’s almost April which means I have one full month left to go before my wedding, eek! My initials aren’t going to spell my name anymore and I SERIOUSLY need to get my act together as in a few weeks I’ll be in Iceland, with no MUA, no hair dresser and who knows what weather to contend with.
To celebrate the countdown to my big day and as a thank you to everyone who comments on my posts with advice, product recommendations and words of encouragement, I’m going to be running a giveaway on my little blog.
Lately I’ve seen post after post about Italian cosmetics brand Kiko, so began trawling through their site and planning an order. I also featured a few of their eyeshadows on my most recent blogger wishlist post.
In the end, I concluded I would be good and held off from ordering, but whilst wondering through town I came face to face with their new store. They’re offering 6 items for 3, which I couldn’t refuse so I went in to have a look at their range and see if it lived up to the hype.
Most mornings, I start with a cup of coffee and a trawl through Bloglovin’ catching up on new posts from blogs I follow. It feels like every few comments I’ll say something about adding a product to my wishlist, but stupidly I never note them down, instead my mind goes blank when I try to remember what something was called or where I read about it.
To try and combat that, I’ve started adding any products I’m interested in to a list and each month I’m going to share the ones which I plan to purchase.
On my second day in Paris, I woke up with a major macaroon craving and so decided to go and find the famous Laduree bakery. It was the cutest shop imaginable, mint green exterior with a window display of carefully stacked and colour matched macaroons.
When I started my blog, I fully intended to write about the places I’ve been whilst traveling, in fact I did for a while -but then deleted them because I’m weird like that- but I can never seem to decide if that kind of content has a place here. I don’t travel enough to have a travel blog (sadly) but at the moment certainly it’s a big part of my life. Inspired by Sally and her amazing retrospective travel posts and this awesome post by Jemma on why she can’t have a blog with a niche, I’m embracing randomness a bit more and will be sharing the odd travel post here and there, starting today as I’m feeling nostalgic about the amazing weekend I spent in Paris earlier this year.
You know I’m a massive fan of bath bombs but lately I find myself opting more for bubble bars. Lush have been upping their bubble bar -I can’t say bubble bar aloud without getting bubble butt stuck in my head- game all the time and my favourite kind is the highly pigmented slightly damp feeling ones which crumble easily. If they feature some kind of oil or moisturising butter, even better.
I’ve always wanted to do the 100 Happy Days project, but haven’t for fear of not completing it or annoying people with daily posts. Also I think it would be pretty hard and I would end up taking them in bulk.
With that said it’s such a nice idea, this post is heavily inspired by it, 50 things which make me happy, on this cloudy Wednesday.
As part of my little wedding make-up haul last week I also ordered a new foundation I had been lusting after for a while: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I had heard all the right things about it and seen in on the skin in real life and knew it was next on my foundation hit-list.
It’s no secret I’m partial to a candle or two … Or four … Or six thousand. With that said, It’s been a while since I added one to my collection which felt worth blogging about and I’m slightly obsessed with this new addition.
I love The White Company, I like to dive in there for a few moments of calm when I’m braving the busy shops on a Saturday (at Christmas I was tempted to climb into one of the beds and hide under the sheets).
There’s just something so calming about a minimal colour balanced room, which is why a lot of my own home is very white and bright although I don’t think achieving that level of serenity is possible in real life if you actually intend to live in / use your house, still a girl can dream!
A while ago I decided I was going to do my own make up for my wedding. What I really wanted was to get Jamie Genevieve to hop on a train to Wales and highlight me so heavily I could be seen from space, but as that’s not on the cards I don’t think I would have been happy and it was an area I could save some money in so it just made sense.
Obviously now this call is pretty much out of my hands as we’re getting married 846 miles across the North Atlantic and whilst I’m sure there are awesome MUAs in Iceland, tracking one down would be an additional task I could do without at this point. So yeah, I’m excited and daunted by the challenge … I don’t want to look at photos for the rest of my life and think, what happened with that eyebrow? Or, What was I thinking with that wonky nose contour?
This has been a good reason to try and practice / improve some skills and first up on the agenda has been brows.