Wednesday, 15 May 2013

18th Birthday

Yes, those are Farley's Rusks - i absolutely love them. Just me? Thought so.

Yesterday, I turned 18 and I had the most wonderful day. I was spoilt with lots of keepsakes, cards, English chocolate and jewels that will last me a lifetime. In the morning some of my extended family and boyfriend visited for a few hours, I then went for a haircut, skyped all my loved ones that live in Blighty and then my Mum, Step-Dad, boyfriend and I went out for dinner at one of the restaurants in my town. I had an amazing day and i'm so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life (even if half of them are on the other side of the world!) 

I didn't wake up feeling any different as an 'adult' (i say 'adult' because I still can't cross roads properly, I fully commit to a sprint when spotting an ice-cream van and i will always find fart jokes funny) but I guess it's kind of a wake-up call for me, i've realised that i really can make whatever I want out of my life. I can also buy my own alcohol and legally hit da clubs, which is just as important. Guess who's excited for the weekend!

P.S. How amazing is the cake my mum baked me!
P.P.S. Yes, I did sing the first few lines of In Da Club by 50 Cent for the majority of the day.

Did i regret it?
Not one bit.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

back again!

shoes: ASOS 

shirt: forever 21 

skirt: charity shop

sunglasses: mink pink

I've come to the conclusion that humans are, by no means, perfect. Perfection will only be attained when we don't accidentally bite the inside of our lips whilst chewing, when it's not possible to smack your pinky toe on the corners of kitchen counters and you physically cannot dunk a biscuit in tea long enough for it to break off and subsequently falls into your warm beverage, ruining your whole day and possibly your entire week.

I'm currently sitting here with chocolaty tea wondering why such terrible things things (i.e. biscuits falling in your tea) can happen to good people. Maybe tomorrow will be kinder to me, but for now i'm going to pour my tea down the drain as it's undrinkable and retrieve my biscuit so I can eat it because quite frankly, after the injuries i've sustained this evening, I deserve it.

On the plus side I did find this skirt for $4 in my local charity shop. I don't care if denim mini skirts are 'in' or 'out' or not even thought about, I am going to wear this bad boy everywhere and there ain't nothing you can do to stop me.

PS. Hello everyone, I'm back blogging and i'm here to stay. Follow me on bloglovin' to keep up with all the new posts I have planned!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, £32

I won't lie to you, my initial incentive for even looking at this foundation was because it is, indeed, from Chanel. After a while of simply staring at it's packaging in all of it's beautiful and practical glory I asked the sales assistant for a colour match and a sample - because i'm not quite superficial enough to buy a product based on it's packaging.  The next thing I knew, I had fallen madly and deeply in love with it and rushed out to buy a bottle (and so did my mum).

Let me tell you, it ticks every box. And then it shows you a couple more boxes that you didn't even know existed and it ticks those off too.

First things first, I despise heavy coverage foundation. It's not that I don't have my fair share of blemishes, under-eye circles or redness that i'd like to be covered up - I just feel as though i'm smearing paint on my face. Revlon Colourstay? My absolute nightmare, the very thought of it makes me shudder. 

Light to medium coverage is most definitely my jam (and by jam I mean foundation) and this product fits the bill. It covers up discolouration and smaller imperfections whilst looking completely natural. Do not underestimate how light and smooth the liquid is; it's so magical it wouldn't surprise me if Chanel employed fairies to make the stuff.

It doesn't feel like you're wearing foundation at all, it sinks in quickly, it applies like a dream - no brush or sponge applicators needed - and a little goes a reaaally long way. It gives a slight healthy 'glow' without being too dewy (I still wear powder with it as I have quite oily skin and I like it to stay put), and to top it all off it has SPF 15.

Faye - 1
UV Rays - 0

Could it be anymore perfect?
No is the answer to that question, no it can not.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

nothing worth having comes easy

The back of my door is like a giant mood board of things i've collected, written and painted. I suppose it's kind of like a larger version of my journal, except i have to make sure everything actually looks semi-decent seeing as it's on display in my bedroom! 

All of the old photographs you see in a vertical line down the left-hand side of the door are from a huge collection which my mum rescued from a boot fair. A lifetime of photographs from a couple, from the day they got married until the day they died, had been left unwanted and were being sold for $3. Looking through them all was so beautiful yet saddening; nobody wanted to keep what was essentially the memory of their lives. We didn't want them to be forgotten, regardless of whether we knew them or not, so we have kept the photos (unfortunately there were no names on the backs of them so we couldn't return them to family members) and i decided to use some of the scenic ones of the places they'd visited on holiday to put on display as some of them were absolutely beautiful.

The quote about the sea is by E.E. Cummings and is one of my favourites.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

she moves in her own way

Dress: Dahlia*

I love this dress, it's so beautiful! I wore it out to dinner on Friday night, the lace detailing is so delicate.

The weather's getting colder and colder, we're in the middle of winter now and nights are absolutely freezing (although not as cold as London i will admit).  I hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend, i'm off to go and make chocolate cookies.

Title song