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5 Things I like – Wintery December items

Hello, it’s been a while! I started a new job (at the same company) in November, so have been super busy with that. I’ve also been working on quite a lot of illustration stuff. Those two things combined, the past two months have just flown by.

Here are a couple of items I have been stalking over the past few weeks between Facebook advertising campaigns, presentations and drawing animals.

1. Kenzo Eiffel tower jersey sweatshirt – from Selfridges: I am checking this every single day to see if it’s back in stock in a medium. I have been a little obsessed with the Eiffel tower lately and then this jumper happened and I need it!

2. Petit Bateau striped sweatshirt:  Another month, another striped sweatshirt. Like a lot of gals my age, I own a lot of striped tops/jumpers. However I can never have enough.

3. Eyeko – Eye Do liquid eyeliner: I don’t wear eyeliner very often, because 1. It’s a lot of effort in mornings and i’m not a morning person at all, and 2.  I also wear glasses to work every day so don’t see the point! But on a special occasion or a weekend it’s nice to crack out a lovely cat eye. I’ve heard about this eyeliner for a while and would like to try it, as my current drugstore eyeliner doesn’t stay very well.. if anyone reading this can recommend me other brands/or other good eyeliners too, that would be great!

4. Red Boucle coat from Warehouse: Isn’t this just the perfect shade of red? I think with brown hair this would look amazing! And it’s in the sale..

5. Michael Kors Selma large top-zip satchel: I love the Selma satchel and have done for so long. So… finally I caved in and I bought it, in black! It’s one of the most expensive clothing related items I’ve bought but I use it every day already and it’s so plain and hard wearing it will last forever and goes with most of my wardrobe. I love it.. and want it in every colour!

Lush Christmas and Halloween – A haul

Oh god, I am pretty obsessed with the shop at the moment. The Lush Christmas and Halloween range is so good. The top glitter Sparkly Pumpkin is probably my favourite Lush item ever?! I’ve already had two baths with one of them and think I might need to stockpile. It’s a bubble bar with a hint of cinnamon – it smells perfectly Autumnal and is mega warming in a cozy big bath.

What else I picked up…

The purple glittery star is Wizard bubble bar – he’s special edition for Halloween only (like the pumpkin nooooooo) and smells delicious. With hints of tangerine and fennel he also smells like the outdoors at this time of year but with a hint of sweetness. I can’t wait to try this one.

Celestial face moisturizer – My skin has been a bit crap recently, so I thought I’d try a new moisturizer, the texture is silky and light and it does not have any overbearing smells (which I cannot stand in face moisturizers as it makes me paranoid I’ll break out) – I’ve put this on my face this evening and it is the right amount of moisture, not too soggy if you know what I mean and it has absorbed well!

Father Christmas bath bomb – This is the same smell as Snow Fairy (the shower gel) except less strong – which is good by me as I do think Snow Fairy is a bit too sickly sweet. This is a lighter version and it’s much nicer. To be honest I don’t think there is a Lush shower gel I like actually? Anyway, I haven’t tried this bath bomb yet but it goes from red to green in the bath, which I imagine will look pretty cool!

Candy Mountain bubble bar – Omg, this smells sooooo good. I have had a bath with one of these already and they are amazing. The smell is so delicious and vanilla-y and your whole body smells like it the next day. And it makes your skin super soft and moisturized. It’s probably the nicest smelling thing. Stockpile.

Pop In The Bath bubble bar – I definitely prefer the Lush bubble bars to the actual bath bombs, they are so much more moisturizing and leave a nice smell on you – more so! This one smells very refreshing and light. You can also get two baths out of one of these which is always good.

The Christmas Hedgehog bubble bar – I went a bit BUBBLE BAR mad. This one is SO CUTE! Look at him! And his smell really reminds me of the Aesop Resurrection Aromatic hand balm (which is buff btw). It feels really soft – you can tell it’s going to be really moisturizing by the texture.

Shoot For The Stars bath bomb – (Picture below). This is probably my favourite bath bomb i’ve ever tried from Lush, it looks amazing when it’s in! It literally does look like the night sky. The top layer of water is covered in a light glittery sheen – but not too much that you’re covered in it. It also smells pretty fresh but I’d say the visual appeal of this bath bomb is way cooler than the smell!

Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetI have to admit that sometimes I am a little hesitant to step into the physical stores as I HATE the weird harassing sales thing they do in there – it’s a bit unbearable (personally). I’d rather look myself and ask for help if I need it. They have really good products, so I wish they wouldn’t do it as I do like browsing in there. Anyway! Have you been into Lush lately and picked anything up? I would love to know :) x

Winter clothes wishlist, illustrated! ASOS, Zoe Karssen, Vagabond & more.

I thought I’d draw my current winter clothing wishlist instead of showing you photos. It’s more fun this way?! Also sometimes I think drawing clothes gets out the need to want to buy them. Is that weird?! Actually.. who am I kidding!

Anyway! Here are all the items:

1. ASOS Bonded coat with pocket detail – This has gone in the sale and I love the 60’s style of it – except it’s kind of more modern with it’s slouchy fit! I think the colour is perfect.

2. Zoe Karssen bat jumper – Well I’ve been wanting this for ageesss! I’m not into bats very much to be honest but this has been in my wishlist for a couple of months. I think it’s the fit and the messy style of the bat?!

3. COS contrast panel dress – Black. Loose but not too loose! And simple. All 3 of those things are good traits in a dress.

4. Petit Bateau iconic heavy jersey breton top – A warm and good quality version of a simple piece.

5. Vagabond Kenova Chelsea boots in black – I tried these on in Urban Outfitters (I now wish I didn’t) and they are soooo comfy! They are also the ultimate perfect height for boots. At £90 they’re not the cheapest but they are leather so probably would last!

6. Mulberry Kensington in black – Basically everything about this bag is the best. “A cross between a bucket tote and a smartly structured satchel” – can it get any better? At £995 – we can dream on buddy.

7. American Apparel ‘Easy Jean’ – To be totally honest, no jean is easy. Jeans are the worst nightmare piece of clothing to get the right fit and size in ever. I’d like to test these jeans at their claim of being easy. They also look like they would suit short legged people like me.

What’s on your winter wishlist? x

BRB buying everything from Weekday – 5 things I like

I recently discovered the brand Weekday and for my own sake kind of wish I hadn’t. I might be realllly late to the party on this one as it is owned by Cheap Monday but I way prefer everything in the online store for Weekday than the offerings from Cheap Monday. It was hard to pin down a small list of items I like but here are 5 pieces I particularly enjoy and come payday might end up ‘accidentally’ getting bought.

1. MTWTFSS Weekday woven t-shirt in a Giraffe style print! – How amazing is this top? I saw blogger EssieButton wearing it in a recent post and fell in love with it. Can’t fault a good animal print. I think the cut of this one is nice too.

2. Grey Formiga sweater – You can never have enough grey sweatshirts, they go with everything! This one looks good quality for £23 and is such a nice dark shade. I’d also recommend checking out H&M right now as they have so many grey sweatshirts for £6 a pop (I bought two)!

3. Trinity set of gold rings – So simple and so nice. I think even just wearing one on it’s own would look super sweet.

4. PC Vain Denim Skirt – This is like my perfect skirt ever. It is denim, a dark colour, pleated like a gym skirt, and kind of similar to the American Apparel skirts which are way too short so can’t bring myself to buy! This is like a 1000% better version. Need.

5. Printed tee – Is this supposed to be Kate Moss?! Or does it just really look like her? Either way the delicate pencil drawing is something you don’t often see on nice quality high street t-shirts. I think it’s lovely.

Had you heard of Weekday or bought anything from there in the past? Let me know what you think of the sizing or quality if so! x

5 Things I like this week – Autumn August wish list


I generally don’t like summer clothes as much as Autumn and Winter, so am happy to see the new A/W collections for this year coming into the shops! My current favourite *surprise surprise* is the new White Pepper jersey collection! I love most of it, especially the blue jumper and grey combo above! I reckon they would look super nice with the amazing headphones above which I have been stalking for weeks and debating forking out for.

In other news I have been working on a new design for this here blog, I am so picky and also I do not naturally/easily think in web designing ways so it takes me ages to actually get something I’m happy with (& I hate what it looks like at the moment!). So soon! Very soon! My new design is almost ready, wooooo!

1. Rose Gold Frends Layla headphones – You can get them from Amazon for £118. I’ve seen a few people sporting these around Shoreditch and they do look amazing!

2.  Blue jumper from The White Pepper – I love the little zip detail on this. AND it’s my favourite shade of blue for clothes, I have another Topshop sweater in this colour that I have worn to death.

3.  Boden leopard print flats – At around the £100 mark for a pair of flats, my first thought is no! Flats don’t last at the best of times, never mind in bad weather, buuuut they are pretty and if you are rich or splashy with the cash then maybe you’d buy them rather than me! ; )

4. Zoeva make-up brushes – I’ve read quite a bit about these brushes lately on blogs and vlogs, they are pretty cheap and apparently amazing quality so might have to bag myself some! £52 for 6 ain’t bad! You can buy them here.

5. Grey sweater and high waisted jersey skirt from The White Pepper – This outfit looks ridiculously comfortable… hopefully there will be another sample sale soon : D