30 August 2014

Fashion | Missguided Colour Block Dress

I met up with my friend Natasha for Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson hotel recently and decided that the occasion definitely called for a new dress. As I'm not the tallest of girls I normally steer away from any sort of midi dress but after a quick browse on Missguided during one lunch break (always dangerous) I came across this beautiful colour block dress that I so wish I'd discovered earlier in the summer.

The length is super flattering and the black waistband cinches you in giving a real hourglass effect. It isn't the most forgiving dress to wear but I felt all Kim K when I pulled it on. Even better was the fact that it was on sale for a mere £12.49!

Unfortunately this is no longer for sale on the Missguided website so I can't send you guys the link but do check their website out, they have some gorgeous dresses and the quality is impressive.

I'll definitely be checking more midi dresses out in future!

Vicky x 

26 August 2014

Beauty | Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup

You could fit what I know about the Kardashian's on the back of a postage stamp and still have space so nobody was more surprised than me when I decided, on a complete whim, a few weeks ago to recreate Kylie Jenner's makeup. I'd seen a tonne of people liking her pictures on Instagram and fell in love with her makeup so I decided to give it a whirl myself.

After spending a while on Google I decided to recreate the look above with a few twists from other looks thrown in. I love how polished and simple Kylie looks when she's wearing this makeup and whilst it's by no means an exact copy, I really like how it turned out. 

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If you'd like a step by step on how I recreated this look, do let me know. It was super simple.

Products used
- Illamasqua Hydra Veil
- Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation 
- Crownbrush 10 colour concealer palette
- Ben Nye banana powder
- MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation 'NW30'
- Makeup Forever Aqua Brow HD
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadow 'On and On Bronze'
- Illamasqua precision gel eye liner 
- Charlotte Tilbury Rock and Kohl eye liner 'Bedroom Black'
- Covergirl Lash Blast mascara
- Ardell Demi Wispie lashes
- Illamasqua powder blush 'Rumour'
- MAC Sculpting powder 'Sculpt'
- MAC blush 'Peaches' and 'Melba'
- MAC lip liner 'In Anticipation'
- MAC lipstick 'Velvet Teddy'
Vicky x


24 August 2014

Sunday Summary #1

What better way to get back into blogging than to jump on a blogger bandwagon! The 'Sunday' series (a sum up of the week leading up to one of the most delicious of days) has been going for ages and as always, I'm late to the party so I have more than a week to sum up!

The last few weeks have been so non-stop that being able to sit down a blog in my pyjamas on a Sunday morning whilst thinking about what to whip up for brunch feels like the ultimate indulgence. 

The last few weeks have been manic to say the least and being brutally honest I have been burning the candle at both ends and I have finally burned out! I think we can all relate to having a bit of a life change and doing something drastic - whether that's cutting your hair short, completely overhauling your look or going out in the evening and coming home in the morning after drinking and dancing the night away (me!), sometimes you just have to let go. I did and I feel so much better for it.

I might not have been blogging myself but I've certainly been keeping up to date with others and I've fallen completely head over heels for decorating blogs at the moment. Working in the industry I do, I love design and seeing blogs full to the brim with such creative ideas and craft tips has really inspired me. 

Having spent the last few weeks constantly on the go, my eating habits have really suffered as I've been almost living on convenience food; snacks grabbed here and there with the occasional salad thrown in. I'm really looking forward to getting back on the healthy eating wagon this week and I'm looking for food blogs for inspiration so please link your favourites below!

Today I'm mainly going to be scheduling posts now that I have time and the blogging bug back. My beautiful blogging friend Zoe Newlove recently posted her tips for balancing a blog with a full time job which is something I will definitely be following. Considering I'm so obsessively organised I'm surprised I didn't try and put a proper schedule in place sooner but to be honest, not having any commitment has been so freeing and I feel like I can embrace my blog so much more because I never force it - if I don't feel it, I don't write it. 

This post has given me time to decide what's on the menu for brunch today - avocado, bacon and tomato on toasted sourdough. I'll be whipping that up before marinading some chicken ready to put together some delicious chicken and vegetable skewers together for dinner tonight - keep your eyes peeled for those recipes.

How are you planning on spending this Bank Holiday weekend?

Vicky x
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