Sunday, 26 November 2017

the christmas wish list

I'm never one of those smug people who have their Christmas shopping all wrapped up by mid-November. To be honest, it's only when I start seeing the endless flood of Black Friday emails in my inbox (so many - kill me now) that I start to think: hmm, should I start actually shopping for other people? Invariably I buy approximately one Christmas gift on Black Friday and about eight things for myself... But it does make me realise that it's about time to put together my annual Christmas wish list post. So here it is: everything I want for Christmas, handily divided into under £50 and under £100 categories. Just don't buy them all for yourself, yeah? I hear it's frowned upon.

under £50


Sunday, 29 October 2017

the october wish list

Autumn is my favourite time of year, and it's a great time for shopping too. The virtual shelves are full of cosy coats, warm scarves and Christmas gift sets galore. Here are a few of the things I'm lusting after currently.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

nerd alert

Saint Laurent black shopper bag

If you have good eyesight, you really don't know how lucky you are. I can't imagine being able to just see, without spending £20 a month on contacts and £300+ on each pair of glasses. (Yeah, you didn't realise it was that expensive, right?) That's not to mention the annoyance of contacts drying your eyes out or glasses getting smudged. But what's also very frustrating is trying to find a pair of glasses that you actually like. This is the accessory I wear more than anything else, yet over the years I've struggled to find a pair I'm happy with.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

beauty review: lip balms

I'm always saying that I'm not a beauty expert, but actually I do consider myself a bit of a pro when it comes to lip balms. Ever since I took a course of Roaccutane for my skin around seven years ago (I won't go into it here but suffice it to say that I absolutely recommend it for any acne sufferers), one of the long-term side effects for me has been dry lips. It's annoying, yes, but I consider it a small price to pay for clear skin (if you've ever had really bad skin, you'll know that it's hard to underestimate the joy of that).

beauty review lip balms

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

hands free

Zara black jumpsuit

I'm kind of obsessed with this rucksack. It's pretty much got everything going for it. It's large enough to fit all your essentials in, yet not so large as to be cumbersome. It's got all the hands free benefits of a rucksack, but is still smart, chic and work appropriate. It's butter soft leather and a beautiful pale shade of grey. And it was in the sale! OK, I'll stop now, but you can tell why this baby has barely left the crook of my arm since I bought it...

Thursday, 13 July 2017

the july wish list

July's wish list includes some big earrings, because I can't get enough of those right now, a beautiful bronzing palette and a luxurious silk kimono, because who doesn't need one of those?

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