It’s November and to say I’m super excited about Christmas would be quite the understatement. I love Christmas for so many reasons… the decorations, the food, the gift wrap… and of course it’s the perfect excuse to get a little dressed up! There’s nothing quite like making that extra special effort at Christmastime, getting a bit glammed up and really bringing that Christmas cheer. Seeing as I’m in such a Christmassy spirit, I thought it would be fun to do a little post with a few different outfits I plan to wear over the festive season.
Today’s post should probably have gone up before Halloween as all the photos are of pumpkins, but in my book it’s still O.K. to be Autumnal until Bonfire Night has passed. Also, this post isn’t really about pumpkins… it’s about TIME and how quickly it seems to be moving all of a sudden. I genuinely feel like it was still Summer basically a minute ago and now we’re plowing into November and Christmas is nearly upon us.
I’ve become obsessed with many things since getting engaged earlier this year, but I never expected my skin to be such a big one. Flowers, pastels and getting those little details just right were expected but I didn’t think I’d fall down a black hole of skincare products and regimes.
I’ve been on a bit of a mission really to discover what type of skin I have and the best products to suit it, so when Juliette Armand got in touch about reviewing some of their products I obviously jumped at the chance. They’re also in the process of a complete revamp of their packaging, with a clean, professional look that I’ve included an image of below. This feels like such an improvement, modernising the brand and showing off the quality of the products so much better.
Last weekend I attended an event at the Jo Malone store in Chichester as part of the launch of their English Oak fragrance. The whole event was such a dream, I feel so lucky to have been invited and had such a wonderful afternoon with some lovely local bloggers.
After a smooth start with some bubbles, chocolates and a good natter there was an amazing presentation of the new scents. This is the first time English Oak has been used as part of a fragrance and I honestly can’t believe it hasn’t before. It’s such a British icon and the smell really takes me back to childhood memories of camping and woodland adventures with my family.
I’m starting to try and eat a bit healthier and I’ve been increasingly seeing images of delicious looking smoothie bowls creeping up across my Instagram feed. One of my worst habits is not having any breakfast so I thought I’d try and dip my toe into smoothie bowl land.
I think I have. I can’t remember now which beauty blogger I saw raving about this foundation but when I read the review I knew I had to try it out… and I’m so pleased I did. In the past I’ve often gone for foundations with less coverage as my pale complexion means I’m wary of looking orange but I thought it was time to try something a bit more robust and I have been using this ever since.
It’s been just over a year since I wrote my first blog post and flung it out into the world. In this time it’s become dearer to me than I ever could have imagined and I love the way me and my blog have grown together. I’ve discovered a whole world I had previously only scratched the surface of and my eyes have been well and truly opened. Recently, I’ve really wanted to up my Instagram game so after seeing this on basically every Instagram feed I follow, I used some of my ASOS A-LIST points to buy Capture Your Style, which promises to help you “transform your Instagram photos, showcase your life and build the ultimate platform”.