Get Ready With Me: Autumn Edition


During the colder months of the year, get ready with me's become my favourite video to film - there's just so much more to play with in terms of colour (who doesn't love trying to choose between two shades of berry lip products, ultimately opting for a nude...) and outfit - not to mention videos just always look so much better with a little candle hanging around. This one gives you an idea of my current daily makeup and go-to outfit for the current season - not to mention a quick demonstration of how I curl my hair. Oh, and Nala is in it - worth watching just for the fuzzies.

The Sunday Post: Creps & Catch Ups

Never have I sat down to have brunch and forgotten to actually place my order. I've also never sat down to lunch with two YouTubers with the exact same hair colour I have (it's the little things that amuse me really), but yesterday those three things happened and it was rather lovely.

I woke up at 7:30am - yes you heard me SEVEN THIRTY A.M PEOPLE - as I needed to film my Autumn Get Ready With Me (up on my channel now!) and then swiftly headed out the door (late as usual). I met Alix at the station and we headed down to The Creparie on Ship Street for creps with Tanya. A good two hours and a rather large crep later, we headed round the corner for a little browse through Space NK. As always, I arrived and had a purchase in my hands within minutes. Sigh. I don't quite have this "saving money" thing down.

In addition to a lovely catch up over brunch (and when I say catch up it was serious as we haven't seen each other in over a year), Alix and I also filmed a few videos for our channels - keep your eyes peeled for those next Sunday! Warning: the video on my channel might could be a chatty one (nothing new, I know). Make sure you have plenty of tea and snacks prepared)!

OUTFIT:
SHIRT: TOPSHOP
JEANS: TOPSHOP
SHOES: PRIMARK
WATCH: OLIVIA BURTON
HAT: MISSGUIDED
BAG: ZARA

Daily Makeup #1

Last Saturday I woke up sporting a rather fresh face with some seriously glowing skin. *pats self on the back* Despite deeming it a good skin day, I couldn't help but go for the "more is more" approach when doing my makeup. It seems stupid but sometimes I can't help by taking advantage of a really great skin day by going to town at my dressing table.

I've been loving smokey eyes recently, which is the main contributor to my "i'm most definitely wearing makeup" look. Mac's Soba and Clinique Black Honey eye shadows are where it's at for an autumnal everyday smokey eye, working beautifully with the Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner (for winged liner) and the L'Oreal Gelmatic gel liner (for tight lining). I generally go quite light on the brows if I'm going to go eyeshadow heavy, but this time I applied my Bobbi Brown brow kit before I decided on my eye shadow - so things were a little heavier than I would have liked...

I kept my skin looking fresh and flawless using the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation and the Estee Lauder Brush on Glow BB Highlighter, with the Tarte Full Coverage Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation (longest name ever) to set things and matte things down slightly where I'm more oily.

I'm obsessed with the Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer/Blush combo at the moment, and use the bronzer everyday, but for real smokey eye days I've been using the Rimmel blush in Santa Rose to add the most natural, subtle flush to my cheeks.

To finish things off, I pop a tiny bit of nude liner in the inner corners of my waterline to brighten things up - especially with the reddy tones of Black Honey on my eyes and line my lips with the Charlotte Tillbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. Et voila!

I wouldn't exactly call this an everyday makeup look, but I've been doing this a fair bit recently and I've been loving it. I think I might make an effort to do more Daily Makeup posts on here as I've quite enjoyed documenting the days where I play around with my stash a little. Next up: red lips for work! Woah there...

Live in Levi's Part Two


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If you're a regular round here you might have noticed that things get mighty busy during October. One way or another Hello October takes over my life and I'm totally okay with that. Like I said in my last post for Live in Levi's - blogging is my thing. Whether it's meetings, editing, writing or running across town in attempt to be in three places at once (what I wouldn't give to own a time turner). More than anything I like to be comfortable - not in a slobby kind of way, but more "I've made an effort, but things are still looking more on the effortless side" kind of vibe.

Living in Brighton, the Levi's trucker jacket is part of the daily uniform. I'd been after a light blue wash for years as they are the staple round here with bare legs and pretty dresses in the summer and thick tights and oversized clothing in the winter - paired with a perfectly worn pair of sneakers, messy hair and a backpack - you're golden. This is my dressing philosophy for casual coffee meetings and it never lets me down.

For long train journeys, or running across town like a headless chicken, the Levi's 501 jean are where it's at. The boyfriend fit jeans have become a particular favourite of mine as they give room for movement and allow me to sit in weird and wonderful positions whilst editing on the train. They look amazing with a simple pair of flats, ugly sandals and winter chelsea boots. I pair with a black crop top and consider myself ready to roll.

On the odd occasion where I have a down day. I like to be next level comfortable. Slippers and shirt kind of comfortable. The Levi's Western Shirts are the go to for next level comfort. I've spent far too long editing, photographing and snaffling chocolates in my bedroom whilst wearing mine (and have the chocolate stains to prove it - oops).



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Let's Catch Up...

You might have noticed that my little space over here has been fairly quiet over the past few weeks - with no Sunday Post this past weekend. WHUT. I've been trying to hold together daily (almost) vlogging and uploading every other day, and with a million other things going - THE STUGGLE IS REAL PEOPLE. There's a lot going on at the moment that I'm dying to tell you all about but I can't quite yet - give it a week and maybe I can fill you in - nothing ground breaking, but I'm really looking forward to the next few months! Things are going to get a lot more regular again soon, so just hang in there!

I thought I'd do a little catch up today in an attempt to make up for Sunday. Nala has consumed most of my time recently, as she's going through the dog equivalent of a "teenage" phase. It's testing, let's leave it at that. I've also been desperately trying to get the flat in to a presentable state - which isn't easy when you have a little puppy who likes to mess everything up. *pulls hair out* I started with the bedroom and thought I was almost there - before realising I still need to fit in a little workspace somewhere in the flat and now I'm back to the drawing board - but the little details are on point for now anyway.

I've had work coming at me from all angles over the past week - with countless trips to London which aren't letting up any time soon - the Brighton mainline is my best friend right now. This week is a little bit more chilled, so I'm going to try and crack out some content in time for next week - parties, meetings and launches galore!

October Haul

So things might have gotten a bit spendy over my birthday and I may now be on a clothing spending ban for the foreseeable future. HA - we'll see how long that lasts. I'm now set for winter scarf-wear and have enough smart-casual tops to last me through parties up until December. Wooo. Oh, and then I went to town in Whistles - thank you 25% off in Grazia!

I've also been asked a lot about my hair in this video - little fact for you - it has been in that style for three days straight and I've just been re-pinning it when I woke up. Gross, I know. But the messier it gets the better in works in my opinion! There's a tutorial on it in this video here in case you're wondering too (click here).