Photo Journal: Reunion!

There’s nothing better than catching up with old friends! (And getting a good dose of tequila, window shopping, Lush, and girl gamer talk in, too).

Nina was one of my best friends at high school, but it wasn’t until we both encountered some post-graduation trouble that we really got to bond and became a lot closer. She’s visited London once before to see little meeeee! We have such fun. This time around, I also got to catch up with her friend Caroline, who I also went to school with.

We had the afternoon and evening together, and we met up at Oxford Circus with a hit list of shops to get through.

Continue reading


Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03

I can remember the exact moment I fell in love with liquid lipstick: with the purchase of this baby.

First off, I am a big liquid lipstick fan. Second, I love creamy applications. Things with “velour”, “velvet”, and “creme” in the title instantly attract me. Unlike a lot of creamier lipsticks though, this Sephora lipstick is also a stain, which means it doesn’t feel thick on your lips at all, and it takes a lot to budge it – meaning you’ll need a makeup wipe or remover, not just a tissue, to get it off at the end of the day.

With this kind of brush application you’re given a lot of freedom to experiment with lip shape. This is always quite exciting for me, as I’m not the biggest fan of my mouth shape!

The colour is definitely more on the pink side (especially noticeable in the flash photos of my lip swatch), but in certain lights seems like a particularly vibrant, statement red.

Above, a lip swatch in natural light. I’ve gone for almost heart shaped lips.

Happy Thursday all xx

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss

I keep having the best luck at TK Maxx! These retail for £17.50 a piece, and I got them for just £4.99 each – mega heart eyes at these savings.

The colours are: Hermetic (the red), Stranger (the gold), and Facade (the nude).

The brush is super flexible which makes it easy to apply and to shape your lips – which is great for someone like me, who has a) poor lip lining/shaping skills and b) a really shapeless mouth.

They’ve got quite a sticky formula, rather than the creamy application of most liquid lipsticks – so definitely more of a lipgloss, though the level and depth of colour is just phenomenal. Being so wet and glossy makes for the ultimate pouty mouth, in my opinion! Also, they smell properly amazing, which is always going to be a plus. Continue reading

Photo Journal: Tate Britain

Hi all! A couple of weekends ago my boyfriend and I ventured down the river to the original Tate. I hadn’t been in at least ten years (!!), and as I am someone who supposedly enjoys art and pretends to be cultured etc., it seemed like a pretty good idea to pay it another visit.

To get down the river, we took a boat – which was super irrationally exciting! I’ve never been on the Thames itself and I avoid most things boat related (unless they’re small and fast, ya feel?), so this was a pretty new experience. It was more expensive that getting the bus or tube, but was surprisingly fast and definitely a lovely experience – on the tube you get oppressive darkness; on the boat you get some wonderful views. I think I’ll definitely try and take someone who’s visiting London on one of the boat rides, just for the experience and the view; you properly tick off lots of landmarks in a short period of time.

I made sure we sat right up front (and that I got the window seat, I’m pretty possessive over the window seat..), but the views were good regardless of where you were sitting. Continue reading

Quickie: oats!

Happy breakfast, all. A simple but easy-on-the-eyes bowl this morning.


  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup boiled water
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp decimated coconut

Yum! Good to combat the cold weather, filling (hoping it’ll keep me going until the early evening), and both high fibre and high protein.