Monday, 21 April 2014

And... Breathe

You know me and my country walks - I don't know how I'd get through the weeks without them. I love switching my phone off and strolling along in the trees with my camera in hand. Seen as though my last nature post 'A Breath of Fresh Air' went down so well, I thought I'd make it a regular occurrence on the blog.

A few weeks ago my mum, brother and I went for a walk in a nature park. Again, my mum and brother opted for ridiculously inappropriate shoes and didn't have a pair of wellies to hand, so we couldn't stray off the guided path too much. One thing that I love photographing is nature; ducks, trees, animals, you name it, so when I'm equipped with a camera in a nature park, I'm in my element.

I also learn so much when I'm photographing as you notice so many more things that you'd usually look past. For example, who knew ducks sleep standing on one leg?! I certainly didn't. It's also fascinating watching them sleep. One-legged, twisted-necked bundles of feather perching beneath a tree. It's really nice to be able to sit and see the bare-bones of nature when you get so wrapped up in the beauty world.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

This Week #11

Yay! Another edition of This Week is finally back. I've been really into planning and scheduling posts recently and unfortunately, that means I can't often do these kind of posts. I actually love doing these posts and sharing my favourite things from that week. So, without further ado, here's my week!

Rave of the Week: I think this one has to be the Rimmel Apocalips in Across The Universe. I'm more of a matte kinda girl when it comes to coloured lips, but in a bid to venture in to the world of gloss, I picked this up and am completely in love. The perfect mixture of red vampiness with gloss for the people who are quite afraid of looking like your lips are dripping with water. Perfect.

Watch of the Week: This week I've really been loving Lauren Curtis' YouTube videos. I've been subscribed to her channel from when she first began uploading and her's is the only channel where I can watch a makeup tutorial and not find myself checking Twitter half way through. Can we please also mention Lauren's hair? Serious hair envy over here.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Back to Brunette

FINALLY I managed to get rid of that awful ombre that's been haunting me for almost five months. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have spotted that the ends of my hair were supposedly 'ombred' (read: ginger). I don't have anything against ginger hair and I think it looks stunning on lots of people but when I was asking for it to be blonde, you could imagine my shock.

It seemed like when I asked for ombre, she mistook me for dip-dye. There was a line running right around my head where the brunette and ginger met and it was absolutely hideous. I'd try and hide it the best I could but ponytails and buns even meant a big ginger streak at the back of my head. In an attempt to get my old hair back, I just bought a regular brown hair dye and put it on the ends. Although it didn't cover completely and there's still some lighter tones than I would have normally, I really like it and am back to being in love with my hair!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Casual Comforts

I have to admit, it is quite strange publishing full-body photos of me on the internet. Usually it's just my face and the makeup I'm wearing on that day, but I'm all for a bit of change! Today I'm coming at you with one of my most comfortable outfit ever.

I've titled this post "Casual Comforts" and this type of outfit is one that I seem to be gravitating to more and more - especially now that these Winter days are so short and all you really want to do is cuddle up in the warm! This winter is one where I've been wearing my Topshop Joni Jeans - lifesavers if you're just wanting to throw something on and look half-decent. They're also super comfy which is always a good thing!

I paired them with a plain white t-shirt from ASOS and checked shirt H&M. Every single of clothing I've ever bought from H&M has been such good quality, but their shop is a right pain to shop in. Maybe it's just me that can't tolerate crammed, busy shops but atleast it's not as bad as Primark. On my lips is Rimmel's 107 - another of my Winter staples.