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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

StarGirl



I never really cared much about star print, but a while ago more and more starry bits starry popping up on my wardrobe and my shopping bags and before I even knew it I was completely obsessed, I love how star print itens and accessories give a fun, more laid back vibe to an outfit. There's something about it that gives me a 70s rock star vibe that I really love.
I also love that there's something timeless about it, it's the kind of thing that is still gonna look nice and wearable after a few seasons passed and trends changed, and those are the type of pieces I try to have on my wardrobe.

So I wanted to share with you a selection of star print itens I've been really loving, there's quite a lot of Boohoo in there because they have the most wide and gorgeous selection of star print pieces I've ever seen.


Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The new It shoes: Mules

This season has bought a trend I've been really loving recently, the mules, they started popping around a few seasons back but really became huge this spring and are now all over magazines, blogs and Instagram. I love versatile trend like this, mules are the kind of shoes that you can easily use to dress up or down an outfit, I love to pair them with jeans and a nice graphic tee and they really make such a laid back outfit look more smart and put together.



My favourite part about this trend is how some brands are adding really cool embroidery, apliqués and materials to make such a classic shoe really unique, modern, and I guess by now we all know I love pieces that are a bit OTT.


What shoes have you been loving this season?
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

DIY Green Tea Face Scrub For Sensitive skin

Hello Lovelies,

Today I bring you yet another DIY for a gentle, all-natural face scrub, ideal for people with sensitive, easily irritated skin, this mask is great to brighten and hydrate the skin, buff away dead skin cells and unclog pores.
It is great for summer as it can reduce breakouts and soothe sunburns.
It is easy and quick to do, very very low cost and for me personally works wonderfully, leaving an incredibly smooth, soft and hydrated skin in the end, reducing any redness and puffiness it might have and reducing dark circles, fighting acne and breakouts, preventing aging and soothing the skin.
Always do a patch test before using a face mask, homemade or store-bought.



You're gonna need:
  • 2 Green tea bags
  • 2 1/2 Dessert spoons of honey
  • 1 Tea spoon of sugar
  • 2 Tea spoons of greek yogurt
  • Optional - Coconut oil
Benefits of each ingredient:

Green Tea: Green tea contains anti-bacterial agents that suppress acne and breakouts and anti inflammatory properties that reduces puffiness and redness, helps heal any pimples you might have, and helps reduce scar marks and blemishes, it also has a high level of antioxidants that have strong anti-aging properties, it can also help reduce dark circles.
Honey: Honey also has anti-bacterial properties that will suppress acne, it soak ups impurities from the pores, leaving the skin clearer, it is also highly moisturising and acts as a great anti-aging agent.
Sugar: Softens, exfoliates and freshens the skin, unclogging pores and removing any dullness from skin.
Greek Yogurt: Dissolves dead skin cells, reduces discoloration, relieves sunburns and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and calms the skin.

First of all boil the teabags normally, you're not gonna use the tea itself, but the leaves in the tea bag, so wait for the tea to cool down a bit, pick the bags, squeeze a bit to remove the excess water, cut the top of the teabags and drop the leaves in some bowl or container (you can drink the tea, by the ways, you won't need it for the mask and drinking it is really good for you).
Mix the rest of the ingredients with the leaves, if your skin is a bit too dry maybe replace one of the spoons of honey for coconut oil for extra hydration.

Apply the mask on your face while gently scrubbing with circular motions up and outwards, it's gonna feel weird and sticky, I know, but trust me the results are really worth it, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water, repeating the circular movements. Wash your face with a gentle face wash and warm water to remove all the stickyness and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. To finish it off use a highly hydrating moisturiser, as you've just scrubbed the skin it will absorb it more.
It can also be used on your body, not only the face, I specially like to use it on my hands.
And that's it!

So as you guys can see it is really quick and simple, but for me it leaves my skin feeling wonderfully soft, smooth, clean and glowing. Lately I've been using it at least every 3 weeks, sometimes more often.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Monthly Roundup: the March Edit



March Recap

What an intense month this was! March was such a fast paced, roller coaster of a month even thinking about it leaves me a bit winded. This month I decided to take a 360º change on my life, it is a insanely scary experience, but also an exciting one as I feel like this change has been really really long overdue, so this month has been all about figuring things out, adapting to the changes and working things out and it left me quite tired but incredibly satisfied. It was also a great month because for the first time in quite a while I managed to go out and see most of my friends (some of them I hadn't seen in months) so I did have a great lot of fun as well.  

What I've been loving

Makeup & Skincare

The one makeup thing I've been loving this month is fluffy, fluttery false eyelashes, I have to admit until a couple months ago I had never worn falsies before, my eyelashes are pretty long as it is so I didn't really see the point, but after trying a gorgeous pair I became obsessed, the extra volume and added touch of drama really won me over now I kinda feel the impulse to buy every set of falsies I see haha
As far as skincare goes I haven't tried much lately, as I mentioned on last month's recap I have build a skincare routine that is really working wonders for me, so I just don't really feel the need to try new products as much as I did before, one product I have really loved indeed is the Tea Tree Oil Skin Clearing Face Wash from the Body shop, I've been using it for the past couple weeks every other day and it is super gentle on my sensitive skin.

Blog posts

Something I hadn't really done before but thought could be interesting is share with you some blog posts I've read and loved this past month that I really recommend reading, this month I've chosen:  

HEY GIRL, HEY GIRL- LETS SHARE THE LOVE from Pages By Megan
HOW TO CREATE A MINDFUL CAPSULE MAKEUP COLLECTION from Makeup Savvy

Music

  
I haven't really listened to a lot of new music this month but these two releases have been on repeat on my Spotify all month, both have fantastic rhythms and lyrics. I've loved Rationale's music for quite a long time now and Deliverance really took it to the next level, his voice is truly fantastic and his music just put into such a great relaxed mood.
Green Light made it to the list of my all time favourite songs right the first time I listened to it, I absolutely love Lorde and had been eagerly waiting for her to release something new since Pure Heroine and she didn't disappoint me, I absolutely love her lyrics and voice.

Films & TV


Lately I've been watching TV shows much more than films, which is kinda weird for me as I've always being a bit obsessed with cinema. I didn't particularly enjoy the few films I've watched, except Lion, which is a fantastic, sad, touching true story of a little boy who is separated from his family, the story is beautiful and the whole cast is incredible, I definitely recommend it. The other film I did love is The Double, that is actually a bit old and I have no idea why it took me such a long time to watch, it is a very clever psychological, distopic drama based on Dostoyevski's novel, honestly the story is a bit too complex for me to summarise here, but it is incredibly interesting film, and, well, you can never go wrong with (a well executed) Dostoyevski.

I was expecting to add Beauty and the Beast to this but I somehow still haven't found time to watch it, if you did let me know if you liked it.


As Far as TV shows go, the two that I've been obsessed with are How to Get Away With Murder, again, something I've put off watching for far too long and regret it, this is such a brilliant story that has a twist every episode that just makes me want to binge every episode.
The other one is Abstract: The Art Of Design, a Netflix documentary on different designers and their creative processes, I'm not usually into documentaries, but for anyone who's into design this is truly inspiring.



The April Wishlist Highlights

Although I have been liking most of the trends this season I have to admit making a wishlist was a bit of challenge this month, spring and summer clothes just aren't my thing at all, I scrolled through loads of products and just wasn't feeling it at all, I'm a jackets and layers and boots and earthy tones kinda girl so all the spring stuff,  as beautiful as it is, doesn't work much for me at all. But in the end I did find some things I really loved.


My ultimate favourites are probably these Missguided Embroidered Bee Velvet Mule and Marigold Embroidery Plataform Sandals because, as i probably mentioned in some other post before I like to collect anything with bees on it and these are just so gorgeous and stylish in a sort of quirky way that I just love.
I also really love this Little Mistress Rose Gold Bikini, it is the first time I see a metallic bikini and I'm honestly in love with this. 
The full wishlist can be seen on the bottom of the page.


What have you been loving lately?

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

FREEBIES - Printable Daily and Weekly Planners

Hello my loves,

Today I decided to bring you a pair of freebies!

Lately my days have become a bit busy and I was having a hard time staying organised and keeping track of my tasks, goals and deadlines so I decided to design a weekly and a daily planner for myself, as I love designing cute little things like this and really needed something to keep myself a bit more organised.

Turns out in the end it really helped me keeping up with my schedule and to do list as well as try to maintain good habits such as drinking more water, eating healthy and exercising and stretching daily. So I thought it might be a good idea to share it with you guys so that it might be helpful to someone else as well.



So bellow you can download a RAR file of both planners in A4 size in both PDF and PNG format for you to print out and use as you like!



Hope you like it, let me know if you download it!