27 September 2016

Style // Seeing Stars

Denim and A Pyjama Shirt As soon as I saw this shirt on Nobody's Child, I knew I wanted it. The print, the piping, the pyjama shirt shape; it was love. No regrets either. It has already become a staple, both at work and the weekend. Don't you love it when that happens?
Awkward length jeans Nobody's Child Star Print Pyjama Shirt How to wear a pyjama shirt
Wearing: Denim Jeans and Shoes: eBay; Starry Shirt; Nobody's Child; Bag: Karl Lagerfeld via Coggles

19 September 2016

Autumn Beauty Wishlist

With the seasons changing, I've got that itch to change up a bit too. I always love swapping out my skincare routines and playing with different colours as the days get shorter and colder. Plus, I find it quite funny that despite working in beauty, trying lots of products and talking about beauty every day, I still always want to try more things! Here are a few things on my wishlist right now
  1. I'm all about the dark lips for Autumn. I'm waiting for the thick knits to come out and the temperatures to drop but I can't wait to pull out my NARS Train Bleu and I also have my eye on Illamasqua's Vampette
  2. I always need to top up my hydration when Autumn comes around and I've heard some incredible things about the face cream and moisturiser from L'Occitane. My mum uses their Divine Cream and I'm really intrigued by the Shea Face Soothing Fluid.
  3. I'm looking forward to getting out my richer lotions and toners for winter- it is the only time my combination skin can really take heavier products. I've been loving my Jurlique Rose Balancing Mist all Summer but I'm very tempted by Pixi's Hydrating Milky Mist. I tried it during brand training with them and haven't been able to stop wondering about it. 
  4. I like a more smoky eye for Autumn, so I want to switch out my usual black liner for some khakis, coppers and browns. I picked up a Natural Collection kohl pencil in a really pretty khaki but I'd quite like a really warm toned shadow palette. The Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette is really what I want but I don't think I can really justify the pennies even though it looks beautiful!
  5. I'm all about the face masks all year round but cosy evenings seem to make it so much easier. I have a few classics I love. like the Origins Original Skin and REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal, but my sister is bringing me some Sephora Sheet Masks that I can't wait to use. 
  6. For manis and pedis, I love the moodier colours. I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect camel-toned nude but until then I'm sticking with greys and blues. At the moment it is Deborah Lippman but the packaging on the Smith and Cult Polishes has me lusting after them. I want Bitter Buddhist quite badly! 
What beauty treats are you wanting to get your hands on this season? Go on, add to my wishlist!



18 September 2016

This Week // #47

A snap from one of our walks along the river near our flat. Pretty evening light.

It has been an age since I've done a little catchup and I do miss it. They're a nice way of just quickly documenting my thoughts and feelings so seeing as I have a quiet Sunday morning for the first time in a good while, I'm getting back into it. Happy Sunday!

Some catching up. It feels like life has got away from me recently with being so busy. This weekend has been really chilled and I've spent it catching up on all the blogs and videos in my sub boxes, catching up with housework and catching up with friends. It feels good.

The little bit of extra sunshine that has been around this week. I'm not entirely ready for Autumn but the Indian Summer is easing me into it. Here's hoping we get in some good country walks with crunchy leaves and hazy sunshine...

Jeans and Culottes. I'm not feeling my best physically right now after a month or two of rubbish eating and not enough movement, but those two staples are keeping me feeling slightly put together at least.

Of lots of adventures! We're heading to Iceland for my birthday in November, my family has booked a cottage in Wales for Christmas and we've also booked tickets for Berlin in February. So many itineraries to plan! I'm really excited for all of it and they're so nicely spaced out that there is always something to look forward to.

Links of the Week:
I want pretty much every outfit featured in the Elle team's Fashion Week Wardrobe post.

I am really loving the content on Man Repeller right now. The perfect mix of frivolous and joyful with educated and insightful. This week their Marc Jacobs piece sums things up perfectly; the joy of the colours, clothes and looks at the show, soured with total disappointment at the lack of thought behind their consideration of dreads and their history.

The same with The Pool. I love that there are online spaces that allow interest and pleasure is all sorts of things, that allow you to inform yourself and find a community of people who want the same as you. I've been dipping in and out of these alot recently.

I might not be ready for Autumn but Carrie's instagram feed is definitely doing its best to convince me!

I had a voucher from work so I bought myself some patent Doc Marten shoes and I'm in love! I just need to try and break them in... Wish me luck! I have a feeling the blisters will be intense.

Catch up with Chambray & Curls:

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