Tuesday, September 27, 2016

KISS beauty event with Jessica Wright


Held in the Soho hotel, Kiss beauty threw a super girlie event full of nibbles, drinks, nails and lashes. We were first greeted by some of the KISS representatives who were so accommodating and made sure we were watered and shown everything we needed to get the most out of the event.


The suite was well stocked with packets of false nails and eyelashes for bloggers and press to have a look, take pictures and get them applied by makeup artists and nail technicians. I felt so overwhelmed by the amount of great products there. Having been an acrylic nail girl for years, I never realised how good stick on nails could be.


The invite said that Jessica Wright would be there and I honestly had my doubts if she would actually turn up. But, she did and it was such a lovely surprise. Having been a lover of TOWIE and her I was a little star struck until I had a chat with her and made to feel very comfortable and at ease chatting to a lovely and very genuine young lady. You could tell how passionate Jessica was about being the face of KISS beauty which made it even better to get the opportunity to try out these products that she personally likes a lot.


After trying out some nails and lashes at the event and throughout the weeks after the event, I picked out three products I really enjoyed and think a lot of. The nails look so good, and just like you've sat in a chair for an hour getting acrylics applied. The lashes pictured below are quite natural looking on and the band is so thin that its actually quite hard to notice they aren't real. 


I'm honestly a false nail and eyelash convert. Check out KISS beauty products!

xoxo

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumnal feels | Style


My favourite time of year is here, Autumn! Orange leaves and gorgeous autumnal clothing gets me all happy and excited. I find myself more into fashion around this time of year as I much prefer covering up and layering, apposed to baring lots of flesh in shorts and bikinis. Having a little Sunday mooch around town is something I love doing. Grabbing a coffee, a touch of shopping, and the obligatory outfit shot where I try to make my boyfriend a professional photographer (he is totally getting better every time!). 


Deets are as follows: Glasses ~ Moschino at Specsavers, Jumper ~ Whistles last year,  Jeans ~ Topshop, Bag ~ TKMaxx, Trainers ~ Nike junior


My Sunday was chilled, filled with beautiful weather, a picnic on the beach for dinner and my first jumper day, so today was a pretty flippin good day. 

Hope your weekend was as good as what mine was peeps.

xoxo

Friday, September 2, 2016

5 organisational tips that work for me | Lifestyle


Organisation is such a key factor in everyone's life. With it being included in every job advert and being able to multitask are skills definitely to take to the bank as they say. I've always been someone who likes a list or two (maybe three) and enjoys using diaries and note pads and books etc. I follow five steps to make sure I'm as organised as I can possibly be without becoming obsessed with it.

1: Write it down- Whether you use a digital diary or a written one, I like to be able to see my week ahead so I can prioritise my free time for work, blogging and social events. There's nothing worse than forgetting to do, go, or sort something. Getting to a day and suddenly realising you had something planned is the worst, not cool at all. I'm a bit weird with this step as I use both digital and written. I use my iCal on my phone and write everything from that into my book diary. I'm not sure why I do this, but I like it.  I like being able to see my diary on my phone in an instant when out and about, but then on the other hand like sitting down and writing notes and lists into my day by day pages too.

2: Reminders- I always put reminders on my laptop and phone for the day before an event or when something is due so I'm not surprised by it and don't have time. Giving yourself thinking time before hand, I think is vital as it mentally prepares you for whatever it is your going to or need to do.

3: Sorting your space- I don't know about you, but I find myself being more organised, positive and productive when I'm in specific spaces and environments. I can't sort my life out sat in front of the TV. Have a space that's yours to go to to work and your brain will recognise this and be productive. I have a little beauty room/office with a desk and as soon as I sit down, I know stuffs about to get done!

4: Allocating times and days- Things like going to the gym, or for a run or a yoga session never works off a whim (well for me they don't anyway). I have designated days and times I go to the gym, which to be fair can change depending on work, but more or less stay the same. I find I get into a routine and suits me a lot more.

5:
Enjoy what you do- If you enjoy things, you're doing and need to be organised for, you will genuinely be better at keeping up with them. If you don't enjoy them, it'll feel more like a chore and the enjoyment and want that you need to complete them won't be there. A part of my life that I'm not organised with is housework. Things like hoovering, polishing, clothes washing aren't regimented and I'll just do them when I need to. Being like this can be a pain as it can clash with things and I should start allocating specific days to household jobs to ensure a smoother and well planned out week. 

Of course not everyone works well with having such an organised life timetable, in which case I applaud you. I'm one of those that thrives off a bit of strict timetabling and organisation (maybe because I'm so used to it with my teaching job).

If you have any other tips I haven't included, please leave them below.

xoxo