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Monday, 29 August 2011


Yes, this is a slightly overdue post (almost 3 weeks!) but nevertheless I still want to share this milestone with you all :)

Tuesday 9th August marked the coming of my 21st Birthday- the BIG 2 1, the time to start investing in some good wrinkle cream & start thinking seriously about life, relationships, work blah blah blah & the slight niggling feeling that you are no longer a teenager & you should start growing up. Just me? I thought so!

Anyways, your probably all thinking, cor I bet you had a messy one- downed a dozen Jagers, danced provocatively on a really sticky table in an extremely dark club & that the rest of the night was a complete blur of my best friend trying to order a burger from a puzzled looking Turkish guy, my other best friend tearing off her dress in the highstreet & insisting that we all must join her unless we all wanted to be abducted by silver men, an extremely incoherent conversation with a 60 year old taxi driver about the pro's & con's of wearing stiletto heels & another friend dry humping a very lucky wheelie bin in the darkness.

Thankfully none of this actually happened, as going out drinking till the early hours & not remembering what happened the previous night is not really my idea of fun. So instead of this thrilling account of events that could have happened on my 21st, I decided to settled for something slightly more casual & chilled out.

I had a garden party with my family, close friends & people who myself & my parents have known for years. There was no theme but I suppose you could say I used the influences of the countryside & nature around me to decorate the tables & garden. I framed various photo's of myself throughout the ages to act as center pieces for each table & next to it I laid 6 Lavender pieces with rose petals sprinkled around the table. & not forgetting to add a candle to add some ambiance! Also I literally threw a rug & many cushions on the grass near the stream so that people could catch some rays whilst sipping mojitos :)

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Curled with my straighteners (tutorial can be viewed here)
Maxfactor Lasting Performance Foundation in 100 Fair
Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NC15
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Light
Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout
Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Black
Front Cover Rainbow Eyes Palette- Biscuit (all over) & Clove (in the crease)
No 17 Eyeshadow in Beyond Drones (center of the eyelid)
Benefit Dallas Blusher

How did you celebrate your 21st, or your birthday this year?
Much Love,

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The September Issue.....

All images from my copy of Elle Magazine

Yes I am slightly late in the whole 'Let's blog about a September Issue' post, however I am still going to do a short one regardless!

Elle is my FAVOURITE magazine & as a loyal subscriber, I wait at my letterbox around the beginning of the month for the postman to delivery my new issue. The September issues of fashion magazines are the most important issue of the whole year (we have all seen The September Issue with Anna Wintour shrewdly checking over the September Issue & changing many things)& sets the up & coming trends for the season. I love fashion photography & was slightly surprised to see Kristen Dunst on the front of this issue. However a side from the shock as always the issue was crammed with breath taking couture, beautiful models & brand new campaigns.

My favourite photo's of the issue

What is your favourite fashion magazine?

Much Love,

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ma Vacance Dans Le Francais......

Bonjour mes amies!
Ca va?

I have just returned from my family holiday in France (my parents have a slight obsession with the country!). My family & I generally go to France every summer (apart from last year when we stayed at home to sample the delights of England!)& we try to visit a different part of the country each time. However this year we visited the South-west of France, in the Charente Maritime region near Cognac which we have visited before. We stayed in the same farm house that we have rented three times before, which has a lovely rustic feel to it along with a private swimming pool! mega plus as the weather is hot & we all prefer to just lounge by a pool all day!

As well as chilling by the pool & me reading 8 books (!!??) we also visited many of the towns/cities within the region- Saint Jean D'Angely, (our nearest town to where we stayed) Saintes, La Rochelle, Rochefort & Angouleme to name a few. I love the french architecture, the wooden shutters on windows & the run down looking buildings just makes me feel like I'm looking at history.

Another plus I always find with France is how fresh all of their food is compared to this country, especially the fruit & veg. Yes I do have a slight obsession with food & yes I know I have said this before! Literally even if you walk into a supermarket regardless of the ranking of the supermarket, you are guaranteed fresh, homegrown fruit & veg that does not look like it has been cheaply processed & pumped with pesticides. I much prefer the look of crates of fruit & veg with maybe a hint of soil still left on them, rather then pre-packaged, cheap looking rubbish! England needs to take note here :)

Anyways all together it as a nice relaxing holiday & it was nice to spend time with my family, as with all of our busy lifestyles we don't really have time sometimes just to sit down & talk or play boardgames (which we did every night!)

So please sit back, relax, break out the popcorn & enjoy my holiday snaps.....


a funky, french old lady
La Rochelle
This guy was standing on top of a bin! I've seen better @ Covent Garden!
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Where is your favourite holiday destination or where have you been on holiday this year?

Much Love,
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