This arrived in the post earlier this week, and I can confirm that it is, of course, gorgeous. The packaging is exactly the same as Modern Renaissance and Subculture, just in a matte gold kind of shade. Not the prettiest colour, but as always with Anastasia its great quality. The eyeshadows themselves are really beautiful. Nowhere near as powdery as the Subculture, nor as colourful as the Modern Renaissance, there are a ton of soft browns, crease shades, and deeper defining browns. There are a…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette”

This is a major throwback to the summer, but I wanted to talk about a couple of high-end makeup picks I’ve been loving over the past few months! Marc Jacobs Beauty is a relatively new discovery for me. This bronzer was part of the summer collection, and I just fell in love with the packaging. The product itself had great reviews too, so I thought I’d give it a go. Whilst I was there, I of course had to pick up the Dew Drops Coconut…Continue Reading “[THROWBACK] New-ish Luxury Makeup”

You may have guessed by now that I’m a bit of a book obsessive! I go through phases of reading constantly and barely reading at all, but I always come back to my love of books. Whilst on holiday in Santorini, we did a bit of a road trip one day around all the main cities (towns?) on the island. In Oia, unarguably the most gorgeous and pristine place on the island, we accidentally stumbled across the Atlantis bookshop. I had absolutely no idea it…Continue Reading “Atlantis Books”

In July, we spent a few days in Edinburgh, meeting up with family and friends. I was SO keen to go as I’ve never been before, and despite the fairly miserable weather, it was a fantastic trip and I’m fully in love with the city already! It actually reminds me a lot of Oxford – the old buildings, often cobbled streets, and more laidback and less busy atmosphere in comparison to other cities. Of course, it does have a much better castle than Oxford, and…Continue Reading “This is… Edinburgh”

Sarah Perry’s second novel is seriously something else. It’s totally not something I would usually read, and I’ll admit that I was drawn in by the Waterstones special edition cover (it’s shiny and the pages are blue – what more could you want?!). I hadn’t read her first novel, but I have to say my expectations were high after the level of hype surrounding this book last year. This included being awarded the 2016 Waterstones Book of the Year award, winning both the fiction and overall…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry”

I’m writing this on the plane home, *sob*, heading back to the UK after a week in sunny Santorini. It’s a truly beautiful island, and there’s so much to see and do, so just a few quick facts before I get into it! We went on a package holiday with Thomson, which has its pros and cons. Transfers and everything sorted, but little say over timings etc. I think for our first time visiting Santorini, it was a good idea. Were we to go again,…Continue Reading “This is… Santorini, Greece”

Hey everyone! After quite the extended break from blogging, I’m really looking forward to getting back into it. The past couple of months have been a bit of a whirlwind for me, wither WAY too much going on for my liking! But I’ve finally got a teeny tiny bit of free time which I’d love to utilise for blogging. Fingers crossed I can keep that motivation going! So, what have I been up to? I’ve finished the first half of my masters degree, so that’s…Continue Reading “Summer Catch Up”

In light of the fact that my favourite book ever is Pride and Prejudice, and has been for a good five years or so, I thought it might be time to give Austen’s other novels a go. I wasn’t a fan of Sense and Sensibility (although loved the film, obvs) – I just couldn’t get into the story or sympathise with the characters. I’ve also read Emma, which I enjoyed the message of but again not necessarily the characters. So my next choice was Northanger…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen”

With 20% student discount and a voucher to spend, how could I not splurge on a couple of new Nars products from ASOS??!! Although ASOS doesn’t carry the best range of make-up and beauty, it does have Nars, and a good collection of Nars at that. You might not get every single shade of eyeshadow or whatever, but they carry most products, and you get the free delivery over £20 as a bonus. The two products I went for were one of the new primers,…Continue Reading “New & NARS”

Broadway is a small town in the Cotswolds with a ton of quaint gift shops and some of the best food known to man (just kidding, but it’s pretty damn good). I’ve visited three times in the last three months so that’s got to count for something! I really love visiting Broadway, and so I thought I’d take you guys on a little tour of the town, with some recommendations of where to go and, most importantly, what to eat! There really is just one main street…Continue Reading “This is… Broadway, UK”