28 May 2015

In the Diary Outfit
In the Diary - blossom and outfit
In the diary - Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Ink
In the diary - Office shoes and apple blossom
The internet is full of bloggers tweeting and blogging about writer's block at the moment and it's actually pretty reassuring to read that I'm not the only one. I suppose you could say that I have it too as I am still struggling to get back into the swing of things and go back to my strict bi-weekly blog posting. I was doing so well when I made the conscious decision to blog more after Christmas but I even struggled to write this! Sometimes you realise that life is more important and since blogging isn't my full time job, I don't feel too bad about it!

Maybe I need a fresh dose of inspiration but I have a fun month ahead of me so that should definitely help. This weekend, it is my dear friend Rachael's hen party and then I have my HK family visiting for a month and after that, there are more birthdays and hen related things coming up. Oh it's going to be a busy few months from now until the Autumn. It's a little scary how fast time is flying. With two weddings at the end of Summer coming up (hi bridesmaid duties), it'll then soon be November which is when I've booked my annual trip back to Hong Kong for. So plenty of things to jot down in the ol' diary. Bring it on hey?

Blouse - River Island (similar) | Jeans - Topshop | Mini Pashli - 3.1 Phillip Lim | Shoes - Office



20 May 2015

new things
I'm back with a quick post on some bits that I've treated myself to lately. I have a bad habit of popping to Boots or checking out Urban Outfitters quickly on my way home from work and I thought I'd share them!
barry m polishes
You really can't beat Barry M for some great colours at super affordable prices and these two are my favourites at the moment. They're both from the Gelly range and the light taupe colour is in 'Almond' and the grey shade is in 'Chai'. They are the loveliest shades and the 'Almond' shade is my favourite at the moment. Great for when you want to wear a pale, neutral shade but don't really want to reach for white nail polish.
nail polish and brushes
new things nc
I have phases of buying earrings and I guess I am still on one - I bought a few simple rose gold hoops off ASOS today! These Urban Outfitters ones are little silver circle studs and then the second pair are triangles that sit in front of the lobe and then one that hooks on to the back of the stud. They're pretty fun!
zoeva brushes
Moving on to an online purchase! I've seen Zoeva make up brushes a lot on YouTube and from other bloggers and they're pretty good value, especially compared to alternative high street options. They're all synthetic bristles and great quality. It's actually hard to see the difference between a natural hair brush (like some MAC brushes) and the Zoeva ones - so pretty awesome in my opinion. Particular favourites are the 105 Luxe Highlight brush which is great for precise application of cheek colour. I was curious about the 322 Brow Shader because the brush fibres are shorter than regular brow brushes and now I am never without it when it comes to using my Anastasia brow powder. Zoeva is a German brand and the shipping to the UK was pretty fast, so definitely recommended.

Nail Polish Chai and Almond - Barry M | Earrings Circle Stud and Front-Back triangle post earrings - Urban Outfitters | Brushes - Zoeva 101 Luxe Face Definer, 105 Luxe Highlight, 222 Luxe all over shader, 322 Brow Shader 

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