Thursday, 28 August 2014

Photo Diary | The Last Few Weeks

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Interior dreaming of an all white bathroom with a sneaky tree growing in the corner. I'm completely obsessed with homewares at the moment, with the return to uni and possibility of a new room to decorate on the horizon! I rediscovered my love for Revlon's lip butters, found a new favourite in the new release from Indeed Labs (review to come), and wrote about my most used brushes. Still addiced to Lotus speculoos spread, and what's this? More interior inspiration!

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This quote sums up exactly how I'm feeling at the moment. Went paddle boarding for the first time which was so much fun and I didn't fall off one single time! A few selfies to spice things up, and a Jamie Oliver-esque salad which was too photogenic not to include. And another quote because it's good to stay positive.

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I got this playsuit from China through ebay, and after making a mistake on the sizing on a bikini I thought going for an L was the right thing to do - not so much. As a result this is soon to be a dress, fingers crossed! Expressing my love for coffee, and practising my best Baywatch style run during the brief heatwave we had. I'm still not totally sold on Lancome's Hypnose mascara but it's a good one nonetheless, still glad I got it on offer. Cheeky little about me post, and some more motivation for life in general.

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Messy mirror but another heatwave memento - miss those days when shorts were ok! I went on a trip to Budapest last week and loved seeing St Stephen's basilica in such gorgeous light as well as spending an amazing few days at Sziget festival! I definitely don't appreciate living in the Lakes as much as I should sometimes - look at that view!! My favourite wishlist, perhaps ever, was this print based one which (like most of these photos) has got me missing hotter times!! A final happy-to-be-in-Hungary selfie to round things off.

What have you been up to these last few weeks?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wednesday Wishlist #10

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Making Wednesday wishlists is never an easy task - I always end up wanting pretty much everything on them (obviously otherwise it wouldn't be a wishlist!) and this week is no exception!! It's a weird time of year I think, as Autumn clothes are starting to seep into the shops and it seems silly to buy Summer dresses when the hot weather doesn't look like it will reappear, but I've ignored all that and gone for something pretty sunshine happy! Hope you enjoy :)

I featured this a long while back and I've recently been reminded of it's existence, and therefore my never ending quest to attain the Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturiser. It's the hefty price tag which is putting me off and I feel like this will remain just out of reach for me, but it looks so darn gorgeous!

I'm not really too sure why my name is on this t shirt but I'll let it slide. 

This cushion sums up the situation in our house on a permanent basis, so it only seems fair to make it official.

When the new Kate Moss X Topshop collection came out it was love at first sight, but as always a bit too pricey for my budget. Thankfully quite a few things have gone into the sale (move quickly though!!) and one of them is this super pretty sundress. Seriously tempted.

Cute little bits and bobs for the home are always irresistable - this little glass jar would be the perfect little bedside table storage for cotton wool or random trinkets.

The 90s are literally my obsession right now - if I could go back for a day I totally would - and in keeping with this, I need a tattoo choker in my life!! I remember how obsessed we all were with these when we were younger, absolutely have to revisit that trend!

Clean white colours with a bright pop of colour are just perfection, so these shoes are the best thing ever!! As with most things, they would look so great with a tan but I'll settle for going without. 

I hope you enjoyed this little Wednesday wishlist - have a lovely second-half-of-the-week!!

What's on your wishlist this week?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday Summary | By The Lake

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The other week, when the sun wasn't just a distant memory, my sister and I decided to take a little trip down to the lake to enjoy the evening sunshine. It was such a gorgeous day and we both wanted to make the most of it by having a little swim, I'm glad to say that I didn't chicken out at all!! Refreshing is the word I think. When Mr Sunshine shows his face we all know we have to make the most of it and after working pretty much every good day we'd had it was so nice to be able to relax and enjoy it for a while!!

Things aren't as summery now, but I've finally booked my flights to Budapest next week for Sziget festival!! I've been 4 times already and it really is the best week of the year in my opinion - I can't wait to share it all with you! If you've ever been to Budapest then you might understand where I'm coming from when I say it's eclectic, unpredictable and just plain unique. As the rain is literally pouring down and the TV has stopped working as a result, I can safely say it's nice to have the prospect of some better weather in the near future (*touch wood!*). It's also so lovely to have plans to look forward to, I don't know about you but it really helps to keep me motivated and positive, especially after faffing about for so long with this it's a veerryyy good feeling to have everything organised. Hope you've had a wonderful week!!

Have you got any plans this Summer?

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Tag: 25 Facts About Me

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Hello lovelies!! I am a super nosy person, and I love getting to know the most random stuff about people. Having been a little MIA from the blog for a while, I thought that there is no better way to ease myself back in than with a little "about me" post!! I saw this tag on Alexandra's lovely blog, and thought it would be the perfect reintroduction. I hope you enjoy reading and if you do a similar post yourself, I'd love to see so leave me a link below! 

What is your middle name?: My middle name is Sarah, which is also my Granny's name - so I guess that's where it came from!
What was your favourite subject at school?: This was very dependant on the teacher at the time but it was always a toss up between History and English. In sixth form I had the most amazing English teacher who made every lesson so interesting and fun - those were definitely the classes I enjoyed the most. I actually started out doing History at uni but switched to English after first year, I think History is so interesting but one of those things I just want to enjoy on my own time!
What is your favourite drink?: This is a tough one!! Non alcoholic, I have to say coffee - Starbucks Caramel Frapuccino to be really specific, but I don't have it so often. Alcoholic, either gin & tonic or Pimms - they both remind me so much of Summer!
What is your favourite song at the moment?: I'm obsessed with Sia - Chandelier, the video in particular is crazy definitely check it out if you haven't already seen it!! I'm also really loving anything and everything by Stromae, Bakermat and Kygo. 
What is your favourite food?: I can't choose!! Pizza, Salad (like good salad though not just leaves) or Belgian frites. Mmmmmmmmmm.

What is the last thing you bought?: Literally, some bananas. But the last interesting thing that I bought was a gorgeous sunflower playsuit from ebay which I'm definitely going to have to adjust but I posted a picture recently on my Instagram.
Favourite book of all time?: Wild Swans by Jun Chang, I've read it a few times now and it never fails to grip me. I also loved the Harry Potter series of course, I remember my mum gave me the first book when it first came out, and I was not at all impressed by the first page - so much so that I ripped it out. Thankfully things got better from there!
Favourite Colours?: Blue, pink and yellow.
Do you have any pets?: Yes - we have 4 cats and 4 ducks. One of the cats just adopted us and as it was quite wild we couldn't tell if it was a girl or boy so called it Walter, before realising after a few months that Walter is definitely a lady cat. One of our girl ducks is also called Ronald, it's a wonder they're growing up normal.
Favourite Perfume?: I will admit to having never ever owned a high end perfume! I love them but would rather spend my money on clothes and makeup and am more than happy with M&S fragrance! However I absolutely love Thierry Mugler - Angel.
Favourite Holiday?: I couldn't choose a favourite holiday, but I really loved Essaouira in Morocco and Koh Samet in Thailand!! I go to Budapest pretty often so that must be a good one too otherwise I wouldn't go back so much!
Are you married?: Haha no!
Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: I have been out of the country, quite a few times! I just finished my erasmus year in France and Belgium, and have also worked in Thailand + Budapest, and studied in South Africa.Travelling is my favourite thing and I hope to do it on a much more permanent basis after University!
Do you speak any other language?: I speak French quite well, and study it as part of my degree.
How many siblings do you have?: 2 siblings, 5 (kind of) step siblings.
What is your favourite shop?: H&M never disappoints and I also love Boots and Superdrug!! Not very original I'm afraid...

Favourite restaurant?: Definitely cannot choose this as I rarely go out to eat! Anywhere with a good cosy atmosphere is ok with me. 
When was the last time you cried?: Oh gosh I will cry at anything, honestly it's awful. I was at the gym the other day and a little baby came on Jeremy Kyle which I started to well up at, but the last time I cried was probably at The One With The Prom Video where Ross and Rachel FINALLY get together.
Favourite Blog?: There are too many to mention!! I love Hello October, Couture Girl and The Londoner, all of which I've been reading for years.
Favourite Movie?: Hmmmm...I love Lord of the Rings, Love Actually and The Holiday (at Christmas), The Shawshank Redemption is also just amazing. Oh and Moulin Rouge!!
Favourite TV show?: Friends, hands down, no competition at all. 
PC or Mac?: PC - I've never had a Mac and they confuse me so much!!
What phone do you have?: Currently a Galaxy S2, however I'm looking for a new one and it's looking pretty likely that I will for the first time own an iPhone.
How tall are you?: About 172cm or around 5'8" I think.
Can you cook?: Yes although not very well. Baking is definitely where my strengths lie, I can make a (very basic) cake with no weighing scales, that's my party trick haha! 


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