For a girl like me, who loves a full coverage foundation I was unsure what I would make of Illamasqua's Skin Base Foundation. I'd heard such great things, so I was eager to give it a go and see whether it lived up to the hype AND guess what? it DOES!
I recently rearranged my make up storage and had a bit of a clear out (although it may be hard to believe!). I uploaded a picture to Instagram and a few people requested an updated video, so I thought I'd upload it to here and also do a quick blogpost!
I'm more than used to receiving packages in the post but when a huge brown box was delivered from Parcelforce I was a little confused - I mean I hadn't recently ordered anything online nor was I expecting it to be a press sample (due to the size). I opened the box unaware of what to expect and out popped this amazing, confetti filled balloon accompanied by L'oreal Paris' latest collection of Colour Riche neon nail polishes. It was such a pretty, pleasant surprise! (Oh and of course I had to include a picture of it in this post!)
Hey loves if you remember a while ago I posted about some new Astrid and Miyu jewellery I received (See HERE), I must say I haven't been able to take off the 'Strings Attached' necklace, it's my favourite necklace at the moment - It's so simple and I love where it sits on my neck.
I also shared my love for the diamante rings 'The Perfect Ones' in gun metal, gold, rose gold and silver - These all together, really are perfect! I didn't think it could get any prettier until last week I received a selection of the new Astrid and Miyu stackable rings.
Sometimes I wish I could buy everything I put together in my wish lists. I sat here flicking through pages of magazines, looking at pictures on Pinterest and Polyvore and now I have filled shopping baskets on most of my favourite online stores.
Illamasqua Gleam in 'Supernatural' is my current favourite highlighter and it works so well with a tan. This cream based highlighter is absolutely gorgeous and it leaves my skin looking beautifully bronzed. The colour reminds me of MAC's 'Tan' pigment which I adore as a highlighter, however Illamasqua's gleam is much easier to apply and a lot less mess.
1.Flick it 2. BBQ with my boys 3. Pharaohs on my neck! 4. Leona Lewis at The Royal Albert Hall 5. Red Lips 6. Pre BAFTA 7. Heading to BAFTA's 8. Dalek attack on the Red carpet 9. Dinner after BAFTA's at BALTHAZAR 10. BAFTA Choc! 11. Getting my make up done by MAC pre ceremony 12. Sunrise 13. ASAP! 14. Life in Monochrome 15. Hotel lobby in Oman 16. Peaceful 17. Love this table! 18. Breakfast with a view! 19. Marie Claire 20. Shishaaa! 21. MouldyFreshFruit! 22. Hammock Loving 23. Souk! 24. Blurred Lines 25. Seafood! 26. Shisha at Kargeen, Oman 27. Art Gallery in Muscat 28.Off again, ice coffee in hand! 29. Pula, Croatia 30. Lunch with a view!!! 31. Sky High! 32. Found my boat! 'Zara'! 33. Watching the sunset! 34. Flying! 35. Summer cleaning, make up storage! 36.Shisha in the garden!
It's been a little while (AGAIN) since I did an Insta update! I once wrote about how much I enjoy doing these so I can look back on some of the things I do! It's great having photographs to look at, it makes me so grateful for places I visit, the special people I meet along the way and the endless memories created. It was about a month ago when I last did one of these and it feels like so much has happened in that short space of time! I was invited to the BAFTA TV Awards with MAC and it was such an enjoyable and exciting event. I also went on holiday to Oman, it was the most peaceful and tranquil week I have ever had, it was so perfect lounging around in the sun. I got back to London for a few days, then jetted off to Croatia which is honestly such a beautiful country, it was so nice to disconnect from everything, with limited wifi and stunning surroundings - I didn't want to come home to dreary London. I also went to two concerts last month, Leona Lewis with The Body Shop and ASAP Rocky (Two complete opposites! haha) Ahh this year is just slipping away - As if we are nearly at the end of June!? The last few months have been amazing (Paris, Dubai, Oman, Croatia!) but really non stop, I'm kind of happy to sit still in London and slow down for a bit!
Highlight of my Summer is the ideal colour for Sunshine! It's so bright and so much fun to wear. I don't own many China Glaze nail polishes but this one was a must have! No photograph can do this colour justice, it's so pretty in real life, It's almost like a neon-ish version of Essie's 'Mint Candy Apple'. This colour is the perfect partner for Summer holidays.
You know no holiday for me is complete without seeing what the local drugstores have to offer. When I was in Croatia last week, I headed to 'Bila' (A Boots equivalent) to have a little mooch around. I was really impressed with the selection of brands, products and prices. I picked up a few things and thought I would share them with you, as some of you in Europe might be able to get hold of these and I think they are great.
You know when you should be something more productive with your time when you spend your evenings on Polyvore creating collages. I actually did this while watching the Carrie Diaries I adore Carrie's style, I mean I always have been I was an avid viewer of Sex and the City and now the Carrie Diaries is my latest obsession.