Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Coffee Morning | The Week That's Been & The Week To Come

Good Morning My Lovelies!
Coming at you with a pre-work post. I don't have to leave for another 40 mins so I thought I'd hop on here for a little chit chat.
How are you all? I hope you had a wonderful week. Mine was great, very productive. I have a whole load of posts coming this week, I'm so excited. I've also got loads of videos coming too! That pretty much sums up my week, taking pictures and editing lol.
It's more the coming week I'm excited for. Bout of Books begins tomorrow, a week long readathon where all you have to do is read. There are no rules and no gimmicks like include a manga or only read books with pretty girls in ball gowns on the cover. I love the freedom of Bout of Books. I'll have my TBR up tonight to talk about the books I picked. I set myself a personal rule of only reading books with less than 300 pages, this way I can maximize my time and feel like I'm accomplishing more.
I also picked up some November Issues! I got Elle, RED, Harper's Bazaar and Instyle, unfortunately I couldn't find Vogue but I already have their Collections Issue. But between them I think I'm set for the new season and I have so many fashion related posts coming. Particularly about shoes, I'm really digging this seasons shoes (Hello metallic T-Bars!). Also, finally a take on the 60s that isn't all about Twiggy or Psychedelic prints. Be still my heart.
Here a roundup of what I posted this week:

Anyway I must go now, adult responsibility calls (it kinda sucks being a grown up sometimes lol).
What are your plans for the coming week?
Love and Bugs

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Project Minimalist | Project Pan August Edition

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Bin Fodder | June and July Edition

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Tutorial + Give Away | Back 2 School

Hello My Lovelies!
Today I wanted to share a look with you that serves two purposes. This is my current go to work look. Quick and easy, nice and neutral. But also this is the time of year when students return to their institute of education. Be it School, College or Uni I understand how pinched for time you can be in a morning.
This look will 10-15 minutes and it also won't break the bank.

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Products Used
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Max Factor Facefinity Primer
Clarins Everlasting Foundation
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Guerlain Meteorites Travel Touch
L'oreal Touche Magique Concealer
ELF Concealer in Ivory
Makeup Revolution Liquid Concealer in Fair

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NYX Cream Blush in Natural
Natural Collection Bronzer in Sunshine
L'oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer in Golden

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Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Rimmel Brow This Way in Dark Brown
Jordana Espresso Last Liner
Seventeen Trio in In The Nude
Seventeen Ivory Coast
MUA 11 Pearl

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive

And now for the fun part! I recently reached 500 subscribers on my Youtube Channel (Thank You!) and to mark the occasion I wanted to host a give away. And with it being back to school time I figured it would be great to give away fail safe set of products.
What you could win!
 Max Factor Facefinity Primer
Natural Collection Bronzer in Sunshine
L'oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer
Seventeen Ivory Coast
Seventeen Trio in In The Nude
Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Brown
Rimmel Brow This Way in Clear
I am hosting the give away here rather than on Youtube mostly to stop spammers (they ruin it for everyone). To enter all I ask is that you follow me on Bloglovin and comment under this post. The give away will be open until Friday 22nd August (because I'm posting this a day later than planned) and I'll announce the winner Saturday 23rd August. This is open Internationally, but please ask permission if you are a minor.

What are your go to products?
Love and Bugs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Project Minimalist | July Update

Hello My Lovelies!
I know it's been a long time since my last Project Minimalist, but it's finally up :)
Keep a look out for the companion videos that will be up soon!

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday Afternoon Tea | Dancing To The Music

Good Morning My Lovelies!
I hope you have all had a great week. My week just flew by.
I've found my exercise of choice... dancing in my living room. I just setup a playlist and dance my butt off. When I was in my late teens I found it easy to maintain my figure, but once Nick and  I moved in together the weight started creeping on. And all this time I couldn't work out what had changed. I had stopped dancing. I used to dance for an hour or two a day, more on week ends. It makes me happy and really tires me out. Hopefully doing this for the next few months will help me bring my weight down.
As far as music goes I've been rediscovering a lot of old favourites as well a finding some new ones. I somehow found myself listening to 90s boy bands on youtube. A1 and 911 mostly but there were a few others like Ultra and Westlife. I found them very helpful for writing (especially romance). I also found out that A1 had reformed and releases another two albums (YAY!), and they are surprisingly good. I'll do a post on them soon.
My new discoveries are polar opposites. Firstly is Pia Mia.
From what I could glean she is 17 and a friend of Kylie Jenner's (Am I  the only one getting sick of hearing about Miss Jenner?) I fell in love with the vibe rolling off this girl and instantly had to get my hands on her EP The Gift (again I will have a separate post to talk more about her)
Then I found Amaranthe.

This band is an awesome blend of everything the metal genre has to offer. Yes it's commercial and at times they have ultra cheesy lyrics, but I don't care. This is the sound I've been looking for.

My only gripe this week is that the "I" key on my keyboard is throwing tantrums and I have to force it to work. You just don't realise how many words have an I in them until that button starts to lose function. I have insurance so  might be able to get it fixed.
I have a busy week ahead but 'm not gong to jinx it with promises.

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday Coffee Morning | Brighter Outlook

Good Morning My Lovelies!
Currently sipping on some Carte Noire whilst catching up on YouTube videos. I'm about  to go get ready to film. I have been such a bad youtuber and blogger this month. I just don't even know what's going on with me. (Probably too much reading!)

Speaking of too much reading, I need to stop requesting things on Net Galley. I figured that with my blog not having too many reviews and with posting being quite infrequent that I wouldn't get approved for a lot. So I have just been going through and requesting whatever took my fancy... and so far I've been approved for 57 books. Yikes! What have I done? I'm still waiting to hear about a bunch more too. I'll be set for reading material for a while. I'd hate to think how large my TBR has gotten (I fear I'm hitting 500...).
I've got a Project Minimalist update coming soon! I've been doing really well. I've refrained from purchasing and have been rediscovering so many amazing things. I've been really creative with my makeup and making progress with finishing things. I'm so excited and motivated at the moment and I can't wait to share it all with you :).
So fingers crossed for more regular posting both on my blogs and on Youtube. 
Love and Bugs

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