Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Breakfast Club

This Friday me and my sister Ellie decided to head into Brighton early and grab some breakfast at The Breakfast Club before doing a cheeky bit of shopping. I had heard great things about the London restaurant and I wanted to taste for myself whether the new Brighton store could live up to its reputation. 

We were seated quickly, the staff seemed really friendly and the atmosphere was really chilled and casual which was great as i hate feeling uncomfortable in pretentious restaurants or cafes.
The food was so delicious. I had the Huevos Al Benny which was Poached Eggs, roasted peppers, chillies, chorizo, avocado and Hollandaise sauce on an English Muffin. I would absolutely have it again and am already begging my boyfriend to take me back.
 Definately worth a visit if you are after a tasty breakfast/brunch.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Laura Mercier

A week or so ago I made a cheeky trip to Space NK in Brighton. It is such a lovely little store, and the girls in there are so friendly. I was after a highlighter and I was undecided between opting for a Nars or a Laura Mercier product as they are both great brands.

The Laura Mercier Illuminator won it for me.
 I absolutely love the lavishly luxe looking packaging of this product.

Although it is reasonably bulky, it isn't the sort of product that you would carry around with you every day for additional application and therefore I don't think this criticism really applies.
 The wavy texture of the product inside has a beautiful golden shimmer to it which was exactly what I was looking for. I especially wanted the Illuminator to compliment my new golden complexion after discovering the power of Clarins Radiance Plus.
It is definitely worth the price tag and a key investment to any makeup collection.    


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Laura Mercier Face Illuminator 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Skincare Routine

Recently I have come to realise that if you are to invest in anything it is skincare. It was time to get silky smooth, soft to the stroke skin. It doesn't always involve spending lots of money. My favorite cleanser at the moment is the Bodyshop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser. It is non oily, lightweight and smells fresh and clean and before bed i smooth on the Vitamin E nourishing night cream.
 For days when my skin is thirsty for some goodness (normally the morning after the night before) I leave on the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask.
This summer I was tired of being the pale kid and so was in the market for a light face self tanner. The Clarins Radiance Plus is so easy to apply and leaves my face lightly tanned and glowing. Its so simple. All I have to do is squeeze two drops into my hand, mixing it in with my moisturizer. Then I massage it into my face and neck and WHAZAM. I have been complimented after using this product on my unusually golden complexion.
Feeling very bootilicious.

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Happy Saturday!

Its nice to dress up and feel bootilicious, and then take an Instagram to capture the momentous day. Wearing my Topshop blue strappy top and my necklace I wouldn't go anywhere without. I hope this weekend is filled with warm weather and responsible drinking. 

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Everyday Makeup

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My everyday makeup is simple and i like to think pretty inexpensive and achievable to apply in under 5 minutes. I doubt anyone wants to spend too much time each morning, especially me, when I have to be out of the house at 6:50. 
My morning routine includes Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer in Ivory which is lightweight on the skin. This is perfect to use under L'oreal Paris Infallible foundation Natural Rose. I was drawn into purchasing it after watching Hello-October and ICovetthee rave about it. I love the finish it gives, its like my very own real life airbrushing. Great matte coverage and smooths all imperfections without drying the skin.
The next step in my everyday makeup is the Real Technique Retractable Bronzing Brush which works perfectly with Nars Laguna to achieve a bronzed, non-orange look.
After that I fill in my eyebrows, curl my lashes and whiz on a bit of mascara.
The final touch is lavishly applying my L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick. I LOVE this lipstick, by far topping all the Mac lipsticks i own. It deserves its very own dedicated blogpost, and that's what it shall have.
More to come soon. Enjoy the weekend. We are off to Wildlife Festival in Shoreham so this girl will be drankaan in the sun.

Au revoir.


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