Tuesday, 30 September 2014

What I've been up to, September.

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As you may or may not know (if you don't follow me on Twitter) I've been a bit poorly hence the reason for hence the reason for the lack of exciting blog posts for this week. However I still have been posting lots on my Instagram. I try to post daily as it keeps me taking photographs and I’m just addicted to the site, so I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to. These last few weeks have been very cake heavy apparently (I’m slightly embarrassed about how many baked goods feature in this post!) So a few weeks ago I managed to tick something off my bucket list, I got to see Miranda Sings live. It was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever been to see, I’m obsessed with her and colleen so I was SO excited to go! Now I without sounding like a massive stalker, I just need to meet her! That weekend I took a trip into London with my boyfriend on a surprisingly warm and sunny Sunday and wondered around all of my favourite spots including, Soho (in particular Gail's Bakery) and Regents Street for spot of shopping which is where I found this amazing bed in Anthropologie. I also published a fashion post last week inspired by Alexa Chungs look from LFW and I managed to get my hands on the actual skirt she wore. If you haven’t seen that already you can see that HERE.
Now I bet you’ve been staring at those doughnuts for a while because if I’m honest I have been too. They’re from a lovely dinner I had with two of my closest friends (Liv & Gemma) at our favourite spot, Bill’s. Just to make you want them even more they’re cinnamon flavour and they come with chocolate dipping sauce! I am drooling at the thought of them, they’re seriously incredible. If you go you MUST also try the crispy crumbed halloumi pieces, they were one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I could have just had plates and plates of these for the rest of the night and I would have been happy.

Happy snapping &  I hope to see you on Instagram soon!
Daisy

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Alexa leopard print skirt.

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So I somehow managed to get my hands on that skirt. The first time I spotted it was on Cara Delevingne in the Topshop AW campaign and thought it was right up my street, However after seeing Alexa wearing it at the London Fashion Week Topshop SS15 Unique show, I knew had to have it. That girl looks amazing in everything, I reckon she would look good in a bin bag. Then I’d go out and buy one and I still wouldn’t look half as good as her, she really is the queen bee of fashion. I found it so hard not to style it in the same way she did, so I went for something a little less "cutesy". Although I was a little wary of looking a bit like Kat Slater from EastEnders, but hopefully I’ve managed to get away with not resembling her. For my non-UK readers Google her, you’ll soon see what I mean she’s pretty big on animal print. 
I’ve been trying to decrease my wardrobe collection after being inspired by Anna’s Autumn/Winter Wardrobe Clear-Out video, however that’s just not working for me. I just want to buy clothes all the time, I honestly think it’s an illness, in fact I’m sure most bloggers suffer from the same problem… Although I did pick up one helpful tip from her video, which is put my summer clothes in storage somewhere else in my room. This means I’m more likely to use my winter pieces and I won’t have to go rummaging through crop tops and summer dresses to find what I want. You can watch the video here if you want to be inspired, I've been absolutely loving her videos and blog posts recently. She's so friendly and gives such good advice, I feel like I'm watching one my friends. I'm thinking of doing a whole blog post dedicated to my favourite fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers, let me know if  this is something you'd be interested in seeing or not.

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Maybelline Colourstay, Pink Spice.

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My everyday make up routine doesn't change very often, unless I'm going on a night out which probably means I'll have every product I own on my face. My go to products are Maybelline's BB cream in light, Maybelline's Master drama liner, Sleek face form palette in the shade light, Mac lip liner in Whirl and Clinique High Impact mascara.  
However one product that I do tend to switch up is what goes on my lips, and I have a new favourite lip product! I first spotted this on Lydia from Fashion Influx and felt it would fit in perfectly with my ever growing collection of pink/brown shades. It's the Maybelline 24hr colourstay lipstick in Pink Spice. This lipstick really does not disappoint, it stays on your lips for a very long time! I even did the tissue and glass test and it did not budge, making it the perfect product for nights out or a date. The only issue I have with it is the price, I looked in both Boots & Superdrug and found it was £8.99 in both shops. Whilst it is a really great product, the balm side of the product looks like it's not going to last as long as liquid lipstick. Maybelline do sell the balm as a separate which is handy but that retails at £3.99. So to get as much use out of this as possible I can imagine I may have to buy the additional balm, which is annoying as it's an extra cost. 
Pros: The pigmentation is amazing, the product is long lasting and it's a really beautiful colour.
Cons: It can be slightly lightly drying & the price.

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P.S I'm not sponsored by Maybelline it was just pure coincidence that I have so many of their products!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I've been up to...

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1. Spitalfields, 2. Leon, 3. Stopping for a treat at Patisserie Valerie, after a long day of shopping, 4. Crystal Palace Market, 5. Photographing cocktails at Belgraves,  a Thompson Hotel, 6. My most recent fashion post, 7. Trees on my way home from Cornwall 8. The Great Western beach in Newquay and 9. Palm trees, Newquay. 

I've not done one of these posts for a really long with and to be honest I miss them! I spend a lot of time on Instagram much to my family & boyfriends annoyance, but I love taking photos and spending the time picking the right one and editing them. I mean I studied photography at university, so of course I'm going to be a bit geeky when it comes to Instagram. My boyfriend treated me to a meal at the Crystal Palace Market restaurant a few weeks ago and I had one of the nicest cocktails I've ever had! I would quite happily only ever drink this for the rest of my life. Although I would be rather drunk, so maybe not. For those of you wondering the cocktail was a Porn Star Martini!
I spent some time in Cornwall recently and I really loved having the change of scenery as it's so different to London and this meant I was able to take photos of the sea! Living in London means that glimpses of the coast are extremely rare unless I take a trip down to Brighton. My family are from Cornwall and we used to go a lot when I was younger so it was so lovely to back for a quick trip! As I work Monday-Fridays I try to make the most of my weekends so I try to always something planned for the weekend even if it's something small. 

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