The Juice Hunt

A few weeks back Josh and I heard a little rumour about a new juice bar opening up in Brighton. Not the kind you find in the middle of a shopping mall, but the Pinterest-able, good for your soul, body and Instagram kind. We dragged Nala along too in hopes the walk would wear her out (it really did) and shot some outfit photos all at the same time. So productive. Gold stars for us.

I've been wearing my new Topshop hat a lot recently. I featured it in a haul back in September and somehow forgot all about it until October crept around. It's seriously autumnal though so that's not really a bad thing. It works beautifully with my usual gothic attire, and although I would usually stick with an all black outfit, I decided to throw some stripes - to mix it up a tad - y'know? Still stuck in my own little monochrome world.

And the juice bar? I'll talk more about that another time, as it was so good I need to go back just to make sure I'm not imagining it!

OUTFIT
HAT: TOPSHOP
TOP: COS
CAPE: WAREHOUSE
JEANS: TOPSHOP
BOOTS: TOPSHOP
BAG: ZARA
WATCH: OLIVIA BURTON*

Autumnal Makeup Favourites


The collab we've been teasing you all with for the past seven days is finally here - Alix and I have finally made a video together and - in my opinion - we should definitely film more. This week we've run through our makeup favourites on my channel and skincare favourites on Alix's channel - make sure you check them both out and give them a thumbs up if you would like to see more. If you have any requests for future videos then my all means pop them in the comments!

The Sunday Post: Rainy Outfit Shoots


It's a miracle I have any style posts coming up over the next few weeks with the hefty amount of rain we've had recently (rest assured, there are style posts, don't panic). The one above in particular was a fail as the weather turned after spending too long grabbing coffee. Sad faces.

Despite the flat hair and slightly patchy makeup, I've been wearing my New Look tartan scarf non stop since I bought it a few weeks back. It goes with pretty much everything (including my nails - OFAT's - Fearne.) and is so warm on the chilly autumnal mornings that are becoming all the more regular.

I'm actually happily welcoming Novembers arrival in some ways as I do love the initial novelty of a chilly morning and I'm also looking forward to not vlogging on a semi-daily basis. Vlogtober has been fun but I'm definitely ready to go back to one or two videos a week for a month. Yes, a month, I'll be back for Vlogmas and this time there will be regular blog content as well as videos on my channel! I really do feel like the blog fell by the wayside a little over October so I'll be making sure to give it lots of love next month!

I feel like I don't have much to report this weekend due to the hefty amount of travel to London and back this week, you can catch up on my vlogs if you want to see what I got up to. I can't believe I've managed to fit Alix in to all three videos I've uploaded this week - mental. But she is such a pleasure to spend time with so hopefully she'll continue to appear in them regularly!

Today I think I'm off to explore a new cafe and work on this weeks videos - hope you've all had a lovely week!

The Review: Tanya Burr Individual Lashes

Lashes are generally a love or don't love kind of product - I love them, but struggle to find ones that are appropriate for everyday wear. Even Josh is a fan as it means I can take my makeup off incredibly quickly - and let's face it - that's one of the many reasons why I'm a fan. When I go on holiday I don't generally take mascara - just a pack or two of falsies and I consider my evening makeup done. 

Being a fan of wearable lashes, I was so excited for Tanya when she told me what she was releasing! A range of lovely wearable lashes (with only one set of "wow" lashes), I was on board. I have two sets of the individual lashes to play with, and without giving any spoilers... (HA - spoiler alert!) let's just say I will definitely be buying more...

I'm currently not doing so well in the natural lash department as my current mascara seems to be killing them a fair bit so two packs of individual lashes were more than welcome. They come in the usual short, medium and long sections and the lengths of each are just right for giving  natural fluttery look. For speedy application I normally use two of each length, or two short and four medium. In the photos above I used the latter, but also added in more short lashes where I felt I needed volume. They're so amazing for both length and volume and I have a feeling I'll be using these a lot over the next few weeks until I get my real lashes back *cries*. 

All the lashes include a little glue tube. Interestingly the individual lash packs have clear glue and although this makes it harder to see where you've applied the shorter lashes, it ultimately means you don't have to go over each lash with eyeliner - much better for those apply and go situations. The longevity of the glue seems to be on par with other lash retailers too - I'm currently on four hours and counting without loosing a lash. This gets a big thumbs up from me as it's always a worry when trailing new lashes.

TLDR? The lashes get a thumbs up from me. Good job T.B! x
*PR SAMPLE

Vlogtober #12: Creps & Coffee


Vlogtober #12 features a VERY blogger-full weekend - not to mention some really great food. Being little hermits that reside on the coast of the UK, Alix and I were so excited to go for lunch together (we may have also filmed some very rambley videos) and I can confirm she is one if the most genuinely lovely bloggers I've ever met. Hopefully our lunch dates will become more of a regular thing. We also saw the lovely Tanya - who I've actually seen three times this week - that's more times in one week than in the past year! She's always a pleasure to see so lunch and shopping with her was super lovely. We had creps and milkshakes, a dreamy combo.

Finally we saw Liv on Saturday. Her and her other half Joe and two of the most lovely human beings on the planet, so seeing them is always a pleasure, and this time Josh joined us for coffee - finally putting 3D faces to the names.

It was a busy weekend - followed by an even busier week. I think I might be taking this weekend to recover as I've currently lost my voice... Oops.

The Review: Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream

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After three years of hanging around this area of the internet, you guys know me well enough by now to know that I love two things: lightweight bases and a "I woke up like this after 10 hours sleep" glow. Especially that last one, because let's not pretend that I don't write my posts in the middle of the night, beauty products on one side, bad reality television on the other, I digress. Enter Olay's new CC Cream...

To celebrate the launch of their Total Effects CC Cream, Olay are holding #EverydayFlawless Week with a different daily social activity every day this week. #EverydayFlawless is all about perfected and polished skin and each day they'll be showing you how to achieve that flawless look.

As part of the #EverydayFlawless week I've been testing out the Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream, a super-charged multi-tasking cream with +40% vitamins. For me it's a lightweight base that melts into the skin to give a glowing and plumping effect (helping you to achieve the #EverydayFlawless look).

At first I wasn't too sure on how much coverage it would give, as it seemed to be rather thick as it emerged from the tube. However once you begin to work the product in it melts and becomes so easy to work with, blending seamlessly into the skin. It gives a light coverage, but helps to smooth over imperfections, negating the need for anything heavier and helping to give a completely natural look to the skin. Best of all, I like to apply it with my fingers - it gives a much more natural finish and is super speedy as the warmth of the fingertips helps it to blend so quickly.

In the photos above I'm completely shunning any concealer, and looking at these was when I realised just how brightening it is. It uses smart colour technology to correct red or darker patches of skin and smooths over to minimise the appearance of pores and even out the skin tone. Leaving you with radiant, more even toned skin whilst the Vitaniacin Multi-Vitamin Complex in the cream takes care of your skin in the long term.

As an avid radiant base lover I was really impressed with the CC Cream, it gives flawlessly beautiful skin in one simple step, but without the professional tools and high end price tag! Definitely one for lightweight radiant base lovers to check out on your next boots blitz - or if you're more of an online shopping kind of girl you can find it here.


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