Life lately…

It’s nearly August.

Can you believe it? Life has flown by like a tidal wave lately.

So, I relaunched this blog back in October 2014, which was just before I set sail on my adventures (you can read about that here). I started a blog as a destination where I could log my experiences, create a scrapbook and to look back on my life.

I told myself that I would update my blog regularly.

Did this happen?

In short, the answer is no.

I’m going to have a heart to heart with you, and I’m going be honest. I love blogging — I do. I love creating content, and I enjoy the journey that goes into a blog. The truth is, I work full-time and even though I have a creative idea every day, I haven’t found a chance to put my dream content into reality. When I’m not where I want to be, I’ll stop at nothing.

I’ve always thought that if you love something, you will naturally put your efforts into it. You can achieve anything you want, with hard graft. It turns out that my priorities have had to be reallocated elsewhere. And I hate being behind.

So I wanted to update you guys and keep you in the loop. The good news is that I do have a plan of action, and hopefully, I will be to where I want to be with this blog.

By the way, if you can’t stop staring at my shoes, they’re from the lovely team at Kurt Geiger Beautifully cut black leather, they make me feel like the Black Swan. Every lady needs a pair of tie-ups; they secure your footsies for that after dark event.

If you’re a blogger, I would love to hear your experiences and frustrations. Please do leave me a comment down below and let me know! In the meantime, you can follow my adventures here.

 Location: Mayfair, London

Kurt Geiger Shoes

 MAC Prep and Prime | Nars Foundation | NARS Blush | Urban Decay PaletteClinique Mascara | M.A.C Liquid Liner | The Balm Lipstick |

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 Photographer: Toya Berry

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir

You know what? I love a good slick of lipstick and killer swipes of nail polish (insert nail emoji).

The lovely team at Debenhams has introduced me to Guerlain, and I’m addicted.

There’s a new range of lippies and pollies in town: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire. The lipsticks are light-weight, comfortable, luminous, buildable and delicious. The nail polishes are highly pigmented, ultra-shiny and scented.

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Inspired by signature La Petite Robe Noire fragrance, the delicately flavoured lipstick formula has a surprising taste on your lips. It’s designed to reveal the lips’ natural radiance to keep lips conditioned and kissably soft.

I’m wearing the shade Pink Tie. Over bare lips; this one adds a moisturised and hydrated look while adding a buildable pink tone.

The great thing about these bad boys is that they aren’t sticky or uncomfortable which is ideal for windy days. I topped up throughout the day for a sheer balm finish. The packaging is gorgeous; pop off the heart-shaped handle and twist the bottom to lift. If you wear Dior Addict or Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer, then you’ll love these. The full range of shades suits everyone and should be a ‘go-to’ for a hydrating summer lipstick.
I’m also wearing Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire deliciously shiny nail colour in shade Black Perfecto. There’re two reasons why I’m in love with these polishes, 1. I love the flat brush, all nail varnishes should have one. 2. You end up smelling your hands throughout the day from the floral fruity scent. If you were a kid who had those smelly gel pens, then these will become only the nail polish you’ll ever buy.

Have you tried these yet? Let me know what you think of the scent.

Location: Richmond Park, London
Photographer: Hattie Day at Wild Young Minds (FB here)

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Range | La Petite Robe Noire Fragrance | Guerain La Petite Noire Lipstick | Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Range | Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire in Black Perfecto

 

 

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Black Friday

It’s Black Friday!

And I know exactly what you want.

In celebration of Black Friday and to make this blog post a little bit more stylish, I’m wearing all black errthang!

Stay exactly where you are my friend, avoid the scuffles and shop online like a pro. Where else can you shop naked?

Bloggers tend to get all of the cyber codes before everyone else.

I’ve been working hard to collate the very best for you.

Amazon & eBay cheekily teased us with their Black Friday deals week and now they’ve gone all the way with up to 50% off. Perfect for Christmas presents or to snap up that camera that you’ve been itching to buy.

 

The Currys & PC World Black Tag event has some great TV & PC deals for the gadget obcessed. Unsurprisingly, the Samsung TV’s are going fast. Argos launched their Black Friday at 1am last night — click here to scoop it up.

 

John Lewis are offering to ‘price match’ against electricals so head here to see if it’s cheaper.

 

Christmas has indeed come early at Selfridges (receive 20% off your Christmas Shopping with code SELFCCE).

ASOS: 20% off everything with code CYBER.

Shop at River Island between 11am – 3pm with the code: BFRIDAY15 for 20% off.

Stock up at The Body Shop with up to 40% off. Code: 14670.

Up to 50% off at the sale you’ve been waiting for at Topshop & Urban Outfitters, NikeNew Look and French Connection today. Update! Use code: Cyber25 at FC for 25% off.

Replenish your beauty cabinet at my favourite make up hubs: Feel Unique & use code LFBLACK at Look Fantastic.

 

 

 

Save up to 25% off at Bloomingdales with code: Turkey and ‘Thanks’ at Macy’s.

There’s up to 50% off at Marks & Sparks, Very.co.uk and at House of Fraser. It’s VAT-free on fragrances at Debenhams.

It’s 15% off sale at Benefit Cosmetics, enter code: BLACK15 & get free express shipping on orders over £50 with EXPRESS15. Soak up the 20% off at Molton Brown, code: MBEVENTUK. It’s code ‘black’ at L’Occitane.

There’s 20% off in the shoe world. Run over to Kurt Geiger, Shoeaholics (code: shoeaholics20) or Office (code: SNOW). I got you an exclusive extra 5% OFF Cyber Weekend Offer at TOMS. Code: TOMSGIFTGUIDE5A. Shout out to Tom, thanks Tom!

Go crazy at Missguided with code: CYBER20 and it’s up to 50% off Boohoo.com.

30% off everything at Boden with code: 3Y7L, up to 50% off at Jaeger and Not On The High Street and 30% off everything at Coggles, code: BLACKFRIDAY. Shopbop and East Dane have the same code: GOBIG15.

Grab your kitchen items at AO.

If you feel like running away from all this Black Friday madness, there’s up to 25% off flights at British Airways.

I’ll be posting and updating this page throughout the cyber weekend.

Let me know what bargains you’ve found in the comments below. I want to see!

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Location: Black Friday

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Fields of Golden Light

 Playing around in fields with the summer sunlight is pretty much how I spent my time growing up. Grassy native corn filled fields provided the perfect backdrop for this editorial. You know what I love? Easy-to-wear dresses. And this is one of them. This Warehouse lightweight shift dress is constructed from a soft crepe and features a v-neckline, zip-through front, two breast pockets and short sleeves in a military green colour. I’m going to miss summer come October. Batten down the hatches: winter is coming. I’m preparing for battle.

Location: West London

Warehouse Crepe Dress | Women’s VANS

NARS Moisturiser | NARS Foundation in Ceylan | Urban Decay Palette | Shiseido Eyelash Curler | YSL Waterproof Mascara | NARS Blush | YSL Mascara | M.A.C EYE BROWS | MAC Blush | MAC Lip Pencil | Carmex Lipbalm | LOreal Lipgloss |

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NYC

Trousers

ShopStyle

Sunglasses

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Heels

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I’m not going to lie here. I gave it my best shot to be all cool and slick – like one of the Mad Men ladies. Yes. That was the look I was going for. And then my shoe got caught in one of those NYC drains. Ok fine, it happened twice. Fail. Anyway, I love Brooklyn; it’s edgy. I love the quirky restaurants, delicious brunch eateries, and arty-farty shops. Myself & Wendy stumbled upon a street which looks similar to Chelsea in London I have a weird thing for spotting pretty doors. On our breezy wander, Wendy spotted a beautiful door. We looked at each other, at the same time and we just knew – that was the door. I’m dressed in one of my favourite outfits, the little silk strappy cami and statement trouser. It’s simple and makes me feel all womanly. It’s the perfect uniform for running around the shops, sitting through meetings, lunch and an afternoon of brainstorming like a true New York business lady. The cami & trousers are from Topshop. The sunglasses are from eBay. The heels are Jimmy Choos. I wore the gingham black & white trousers because they remind me of the NYC skyscrapers at night.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Clinique Moisturiser | La Roche Posay Anti Blemish | NARS Sheer Matte Foundation | NARS Stick Concealer in Ginger | M.A.C EYE BROWS | Urban Decay Palette | M.A.C Eyeliner | Shiseido Eyelash Curler | YSL Waterproof Mascara | MAC Blush in Mata Hari | MAC Lip Pencil | MAC Lipstick in Cockney |

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Photographer: Wendy Whitesell

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