Cheek pop.

I would like to introduce one of my newest favourite things. This little cheek pop blush is blooming amazing.
When I first apply this to my cheeks it looks extremely pink, like Barbie bright pink. Have no fear, after a bit of blending this looks like a proper little natural flush.
I always make sure that I never take this past my iris to ensure I don't look too OTT. But so far, I haven't been told I look like a doll so I take that as a plus?
The best thing about this is that it lasts all day. And I mean all day. Even after 12 hours I still look naturally flushed, even if the rest of my face looks awful.
No7 Pop& Glow, Cream Blush.

Pink lips.

L'Oreal 24Hour Lip Colour in Flawless Fuscia
I love a bold lip. I am no stranger to crazy colours, so when I found this in a beauty box I was pretty darn happy.
The best thing about Flawless Fuscia is the formulation.
The colour applies as a lovely matte lip, which I can confirm does not budge. When topped up with the balm it becomes a beautiful lip look.
You get the look of a glossy lip with all of the lasting power of a stain. Perfecto.
I am definitely going to investigate some other shades in this range.

what i read on my commute.

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You - Kelly Cutrone
As an avid fan of The Hills and The City, I have been desperate to read this book for ages and when I saw it on the Kindle store the other day, I just knew I had to download it.
If you Have to Cry, Go Outside, is quite autobiographical but Kelly also throws in a few inspirational tips throughout. I have to say that this book is very similar to #GIRLBOSS, but even still, I loved it.
Don't be fooled by the title and Kelly's TV persona, she isn't a mega bitch. Cutrone is actually all about the development and success of the ladies. This book is all about girl power.
One of my favourite things about this book is that Kelly touches on being a Junior/Assistant quite a bit, and as someone who is living this life, I welcomed all of her tips. Especially, as she is da boss. It's always good to know what the boss wants. Especially someone as successful as Kelly Cutrone.
I also loved some of the truths about the fashion industry that this book unveils. I know it isn't all Prada and prancing, but sometimes, it is nice to be reminded by those who are in the loop.
All in all, I totally looooove this book.

Treacle Market.

The 20th Birthday.

26th September is the greatest day of the year. Closely followed by Christmas. I say that it is the greatest day of the year as it is my birthday. Wooo, party!
I wanted to do something a little bit different for my birthday post, just because I can.
I tried to think of cool and quirky things to do, but then I decided I didn't want to go down the whole philosophical route. Because, well I just didn't fancy it.
So instead, I wrote a list of a few things I want to do this year.
  • Explore, both at home and foreign territory. I want to spend as much time being a tourist as physically possible.
  • Cook more. I love cooking and baking, but I never really bring myself to widen my culinary wings. I'm moving out soon, so i'm going to have to live up to this one.
  • Socialise more. At times, I can find myself being a bit of a hermit. I love my sleep and i'll happily stay in chill every weekend. However, this can get a tad boring. It's time to get out more!
  • Learn to save. I definitely fall in the 'spender' camp, i'm big on shopping 'til I drop. But I will never get my Celine bag with that attitude!
  • Have fun, because that is what your 20's are for, right?
That's it, list done. Now to go and eat as much cake as possible.

Papaya lips.

In a recent &Other Stories haul, I treated myself to a lovely little lipgloss.
In the shade 'Papaya' this coraly shade is perrrrfecto for a bronzy look. I love the subtle shimmer and it is pretty long lasting too.
More importantly, this has the worlds coolest applicator. It is flat, gone are the doe foots, its all about the flat foot?...
Next time I go for an &Other Stories haul, I will totes be treating myself to another gloss. I don't really need any more lip products. But I also don't care.
&Other Stories Lip Gloss in Papaya

On a side note, I don't event know what papaya is. If someone could let me know that would be mega. Muchos gracias.

The queen.





its lonely being on top of the food chain

not in your prada coat it’s not
Yo, Anna, I will sit and chat to you. I know you are the devil who likes to wear Prada. But I will be your friend.
Seriously though, why is the queen of fashion sat all on her lonesome? She is looking whistfully over, like, please talk to me. Or is she actually looking over, all, I could crush you?
This one snapshot could tell a million stories. Either way, Anna, I will be your pal.

Baggy Trousers.

 Oh hi homeless vibes. It's nice to meet you.
I really like this outfit, and most importantly, it's bloody comfy. I wore this when I wasn't feeling well and I think I managed to pull off the 'I want to really bed in bed' look.

I'm a Barbie girl

I am all for screaming and shouting 'best collection I have ever seen', multiple times throughout fashion week. And I will happily admit that I change my mind on what I love the most like a girl changes clothes. Thanks Katy Perry for that great simile. But I think, thanks to Jeremy Scott, I have found my favourite collection EVER.
What is more exciting than a Barbie filled catwalk? I agree, absolutely nothing.
I loved the whole Moschino take away thing, like, who doesn't want to look like they work in Mcdonalds? But now I know I can be Malibu Barbie and still get fashion kudos, I am off to buy a pink velvet tracksuit and go platinum blonde. Alright, maybe not. But I might start carrying around a really huge comb.
I think I love this collection more than I love Barbie herself. Which is crazy, because I think Barbie is pretty damn amazing.
C'mon Barbie lets go party.

Sail away.

Sunday strolls are quickly becoming a tradition. So far, we have managed to take a different route each weekend - this Sunday, we took ourselves to our local canal. We mainly walked down the area of locks, discussing how they worked the entire journey. We also came across several people sailing down the river and opening the locks. Far too much hard work for my liking.

Co washing

As an oily haired gal, I can sometimes struggle with deep conditioning my hair. Luckily, a few months ago, I discovered the sensation that is co washing.
Essentially, you condition your hair before shampooing. Meaning you get all the benefits but a bit more longevity.
I have started to adopt this technique whenever I condition my hair and I can safely say I am a convert. So much so, that I have started to use my hair masks at the beginning of my hair care routine. I have no idea why I never did this earlier?
As a testament to the amazingness of this technique, I recommended this to my sister and mum. Both of them loved this too.
3/3 aint a bad verdict, right?
L'Oreal EverSleek Conditioner/ Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Conditioner

Homemade granola

Breakfast is one of my least favourite meals of the day, so i'll happily do anything to jazz my morning.
Homemade granola is a perfect way to start the day. 
Firstly, I like to start with equal amounts of copped nuts and oats. I also raid the cupboards for as much honey as I can find.

Next, I throw all of the dry ingrediants into a big bowl and give the mixture a good stir so its all mixed together. Then, I add small amounts of honey and stir before adding more. When everything starts to stick together, you have added enough honey.
Heat the oven to gas mark 5 and thinly layer the granola onto a baking tray. Pop in the oven for 8 minutes and then give a quick stir and pop in the oven for another few minutes.
Once the granola is lovely and golden brown it is ready to eat. Easy and delicious.

Getting cooler.

For me, summer is officially over and I have started to re discover my winter wardrobe. I'll be honest, dressing for the colder months has to be one of my favourite things to do. I always prefer warmer clothes and layering. I'm also pretty nesh, so it's nice to have an excuse to wear a jumper.
I absolutely love this outfit, I can see it being brought out several times as the weather gets cooler.