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”

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”

Ok, so I’m super late to the party on this one. I’ve constantly heard about the Nars Tinted Moisturiser on YouTube and in blogs, but just didn’t think it was for me. Despite the fact that I love light bases, I’d previously had a tinted moisturiser which was actually coming up really dry on my skin, which put me off them for a while. However, having discovered this, I’ll be far more open to trying other tinted moisturisers in the future (at least, when I’ve…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Nars Tinted Moisturiser”

Having relatives who live in America has its upsides and downsides. Obviously I don’t get to see them very often, but I do get awesome holidays and US make-up available whenever people are visiting. I take full advantage of this, and this was kindly brought over for me a week or so ago. I know Tarte is available in the UK, but this was definitely an easier option! I also got the matching concealer of this, but I haven’t really tried that out enough yet….Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation”

Why I haven’t got round to doing this post yet, I really couldn’t say.¬†We went to Brighton for the weekend as it was my birthday, so we’re talking about 6 weeks ago now! As before, this is a bit of a mash-up post, a combination of diary entry and my recommendations for what to do and where to go if you’re ever in Brighton. Read on if you’re a fan of the staycation, the weekend break, or if you’re just a bit nosy! As well…Continue Reading “This is… Brighton”

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to watch Sense and Sensibility being performed on stage at the Oxford Playhouse. I went with my mum and we had a lovely afternoon and evening shopping, eating, and drinking before we headed to the theatre. We ate at one of my absolute favourite places, Thaikhun. They do amazing Thai food in an eclectically decorated space, and it all makes for a unique experience. They have unusual cocktails and serve their water in…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Sense & Sensibility at the Oxford Playhouse”

Zoella’s first book follows our protagonist Penny, a shy, awkward girl who is trying her best to fit in. Based in Brighton – those who know the town will follow most of the places Penny and co go to eat – Zoella has clearly based much of the book on her own experiences. Penny is also a blogger, and from the very beginning of the book starts getting panic attacks, mirroring Zoella’s own difficulties with anxiety. The initial dynamic between Penny and her so-called friends…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Girl Online – Zoe Sugg”

Korres is a brand which I’ve never tried before, and also one which I don’t hear an awful lot about online. That being said, when I saw that Feelunique had 20% I knew that it was a brand I wanted to explore. The shower gels especially are more than I would usually pay, even with the discount, but I’m in to bodycare at the moment and thought this was the best time to give them a try. Carry on reading to check out what I…Continue Reading “Korres Haul”

I thought it was about time that I wrote this post, as it has now unbelievably been a month since we travelled to Bled in January. I can’t believe the time has gone so quickly! These ‘This is…’ posts are going to be designed to cover both an overview of my trip, plus a travel guide-type element for any of you thinking about or planning on visiting. Over the next couple of months – before I jet off to Barcelona – I’m hoping to get…Continue Reading “This is… Bled”