Apparently the weather here was warmer then in places like Barcelona! Crazy.
Not only is little Britain doing well with the weather but andy Murray won Wimbledon! We’d only been waiting for that for 77years.
All in all an amazing day.
I spent the day watching the tennis with pimms…naturally. We then went for a lovely walk in the sun and watched some other daring ppl swim in the river.
I thought id share my outfit of the day, especially seeing as this is one of my favourite summer dresses.
What did you all get up to on this fab day?
Shoes- bought in Morocco
I haven’t blogged for a little while, I’m sorry to say. I have been so busy with work and things so its been tricky to find the time. But, I’m well and truly back to it! Promise.
I thought it would be good to share my most recent favourite beauty purchases.
Firstly, I found this gloss and shine product by Tony and Guy, I have never tried any of their products or had my hair cut with them before so I am only going on hearsay. I’m usually a committed frizz ease customer. I use it as an attempt to make my often, frazzled split ends soft and silky. At nearly £1 cheaper (I know, bargain!) I thought I’d give Tony and Guy a go.
I’m getting on with it quite well. I prefer the smell of the frizz ease one but this is much lighter and it seems to last the whole day without building up, keeping a nice shine all day.
The next one is this nail varnish by Rimmel, colour black cherries. It is a great alternative to a black. that can sometimes be quite harsh. It also picks up on the metallic trends going around at the moment.
I find it perfect with creams and whites. I bought a new cream quilted sweater (I will blog about in the next few days) which I wore with my freshly painted nails today. I think the colour contrast is perfect and adds a subtle pop of colour in a really subtle, soft way. I also love love love the fact that these dry in 60secs! It’s a must have!
Lastly, is the latest addition to my lipstick family. Again, it’s another beauty from our friends at Rimmel.
Even the name is perfection…tantrum.
I was looking for a deep red lipstick, that still has a pinky tone as I find my complexion best suits the pinker tones. I find it is far less harsh. This one lasts almost the entire day, which is amazing as I almost always have to constantly top up with other brands I’ve tried.
So there we have it, my most recent beauty buys.
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Now the sun appears to be staying in place for once, i thought that i would share my favourite summer beauty must haves.
If you are anything like me and are typically British aka: pastey white you will understand my need for fake tan. I am also really rubbish at applying fake tan, so Instead I use a gradual tan moisturiser instead. I have tried countless different ones and this one is by far my favourite. It smells so nice and leaves my skin feeling so soft.
I also use Sally Hansen airbrush legs. If you haven’t tried it, you have to. It is so amazing. It’s a bit like foundation for your legs is the only way to describe it. Basically you have to try it. Oh and it smells a bit like doughnuts.
I think that the perfect combo with a nice tan is a deep red nail varnish. I bought this one the other day. It’s from the Barry M gelly range. It’s super duper shiny and the colour goes with everything.
A good daily moisturiser is key anytime of year but even more so in the summer. I have heard so many great things about Nivea but haven’t really ever tried many of their products but this is perfect in my skin. My skin has felt so soft and it has even helped keep it clear and blemish free. It’s such a good staple for everyday and is inexpensive you should definitely try it .
So there we go, they are my summer must haves.
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Yesterday evening was the perfect summer weather everyone waits for all year…well in England anyway. It was warm enough still at 9pm to be waltzing around in a t-shirt. How amazing is that!
For our little stroll around Oxford I wore my new metallic brogues. I say this a lot but never have I loved anything more right now. They are my new most favourite thing ever.
I wore them with a trusty stripe tee from reiss and a floaty, mint green dip hem skirt from Zara.
Lets hope it stays nice!
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The sun has finally got his hat on…hip hip hip hooray. Sorry couldn’t help myself. I am feeling so jolly now the sun is out, it generally just makes things so much better doesn’t it?!
I was shocked yesterday that I wasn’t for once getting caught in the rain without an umbrella (that has become a very regular occurrence) no, no this time I was caught without my trusty sunglasses.
Which you might think to be not that shocking, but they are usually a permanent fixture on my face, come rain, shine and sometimes complete darkness.
My favourite pair at the moment have to be my audrey cats eye ones from whistles, but I stumbled on these beauties in TopShop and had to snap them up.
I have been looking for some black circular retro style ones for suuuch a long time now.
It always seemed that every time I tried some I would look either like a bug that had not yet been discovered, or like I was wearing some weird swimming goggles. But I have to say, I loved these from the minute I saw them even if I do still look vaguely like a bug wearing swimming goggles?
Oh they also came with this free little case! How good is that. All for just £16! Beaut.
It WAS sunny and will be again on Friday apparently, sadly until then we will have a week of rain…bummer but at least the bank holiday was nice. What did you all get up to?
I went for a picnic with my friend which was sooo lovely. I actually got sunburnt, I think only the Brits are capable of getting sunburnt in 15 degree heat.
I am a major fan of the pyjama trouser At the moment. They are the most comfy things you will ever wear and are perfect for this sporadic weather we’re having. These ones are by Markus Lupfher for Whistles. I wore them with a simple block colour crop top, as I think you need to go for something simple with a pattern as bright as the hearts on these trousers. I’m always a bit sceptical of crop tops but this one, I’m not ashamed to say, was inspired by a look i saw rihanna wearing. I got it for £2!!! from Primark so thought I’d join in with the cropped thing.
Trousers-Markus Lupfher for Whistles
The sun is here! Hopefully it will be here to stay. I have decided to mix a pyjama style trouser with a simple tee today. I am definitely dressing for comfort today, after all that is what Sundays are for.
I love turquoise, blues and greens. In fact, my wardrobe is worryingly merging into one greeny blue rail. So knowing this, I’m sure you’ll understand my big love for these printed trousers I found in the sale at Marks and Spencer’s!? M&S?!
I’m also really loving a good printed T shirt at the moment. I thought this one would be perfect to tone down the brightness of the trouser. It also has a tiny mix of pink in there, which I am surprised to say works quite well with the green. Or does it?
I also have to mention my new shoes my friend recently bought for me from a recent trip to Morocco. Not only do they combine everything I love and want from a summer shoe aka, beading and cross over straps. They came from a really sweet little man that handmade them, apparently he was just like the sweet man Carrie buys her little shoes from in Sex and the City 2 film. Adorable.
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T-shirt – Primark, (men’s department)
Trousers – Marks and Spencer
Armcuff – River Island
Rings – Whistles and Primark
Green Bracelet – TopShop
Chain charm Bracelet – Nomination