SUNDAY THOUGHTS

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Sunday is definitely like my favorite day of the week. Working all week gives me reason to always make Sundays so laid back, chilled and just do everything a little bit slower. Since this month is moving crazy fast and it’s already the 15th,h ere are my 15 favorite things I like to do on a Sunday:

1. Make crepes.

2. Take Prince for a walk on the beach.

3. Drink crazy amounts of cups of tea.

4. Take pictures.

5. Clean my makeup brushes.

6. Write my to do list for the week.

7. Watch YouTube makeup tutorials.

8. Dream about having every thing on Pinterest.

9. Tryout new beauty product purchases.

10. Paint my nails.

11. Online shop (Secretly, shhh).

12. Watch an Audrey classic.

13. Catch up with friends away.

14. Stretch/ Yoga.

15. Ignore the manic.

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WHAT I BOUGHT AT ATELERIE

My newly found addiction are all the amazing things at Atelerie, with such a wide range of designers from New York to Europe and Asia! Thought I’d share some of my recent purchases from the store. Of course starting with my absolute favourite my new fur infinity scarf from Jocelyn, and its in black, absolute must have! Next on my list was my Pink Champagne Swell Bottle. Of course I went for the sparkly pink option and so glad I got on the Swell bottle hype! 12 hours hot, 24 cold nuff said really, and it really works! I can’t wait to try out my wintery hot chocolates and teas on the go in my new bottle this winter. The best part is its keeping me drinking a lot more water every day now which is always a plus! I was so in love when I saw this Chan Luu double layer necklace it’s definitely a much needed staple to accessorise any outfit and I’m sure it will be in many more OOTD post to come!



Necklace: Chan Luu

Bottle: Swell Bottle

Furr Snood: Jocelyn

Believe it or not I’ve had no white jumper as soft as this before! I have a newly found love for Velvet’s collection and all the cozy sweaters and shirts they have to offer. Another favourite recently found collection of mine is Deepa Gurnani’s headbands. I have always a hair accessories type of girl to dress up my outfits and these headbands are just stunning!

The Sara Happ lip scrub collection is both yummy and makes my lips so soft! It’s a perfect beauty purchase for those wintery chapped lips. I would highly recommend a regular lip scrub as a beauty essential especially during the upcoming months. I also grabbed some cute JoJo earrings I used for my mermaid halloween costume last month and that are such a pretty teal colour that really stands out which I love on my blacks and whites! Last two bits where some black Havaianas as just a great basic to have and a Linnea candle to add to my candle obsession that smells delicious! I’m forever lighting up my room with yummy smelling candles after long days, it’s so relaxing!

Top: Velvet Headband: Deepa Gurnani Lip scrub: Sara Happ Earrings: JoJos Flip Flops: Havaianas Candle: Linnea

RESTOCKED WINTER MAC ESSENTIALS

November is finally here! Definitely one of my favourite months, probably because it’s my Birthday at the end of it plus the cozy sweaters, hot drinks and so nearly approaching Christmas time! I had a little MAC splurge, it’s far too hard not to, and thought I’d share some of my essentials for the winter! So I have just a couple of main essentials from MAC that I use year round and then some other fun essentials for the winter that I love and know I’ll be wearing a lot of this winter!

Bronzer: Matte Bronze

Eye Shadow: Orb

Lipstick: Living Legend (Satin Lipstick)

Lipliner: Nighmoth

Lipstick: Rebel (Satin Lipstick)

Highlighter: Prep and Prime Enlumineur Light Boost

Winters all about dark lipsticks to go with the darker wardrobe of winter. If I could have every shade of dark purples and reds from MACs lipstick collection I would, but I’m definitely trying to achieve that I think! Living Legend is just another deep burgundy to add to the collection that I love so much! Now that I’m loosing my tan so quickly, sad times, I really like how the darker reds go with my less tan skin tone, I’m ditching a lot of my favourite bright purples and pinks and using a lot more of my reds, burgundies and deep purples. This Nightmoth lipliner pairs perfectly with Living Legend to create that fuller lip look that I love as well as an ombre lip when I’m feeling like a more dramatic look with a lighter colour.


So I know so many people who swear by the now infamous MACs Rebel lipstick, so I thought I’d finally try it out for myself and now I see why there is such a craze about this amazing colour! It has definitely been added as one of my lipstick favourites I think because I seem to be wearing it more and more like every day now! If your looking for a great statement lipstick thats exactly what Rebel is! The bold colour isn’t too harsh and I’ve seen it work amazingly on so many different people and skin tones despite its very unique shade. This gorgeous deep purple looks darker then it actually is in the tube, but on its not too dark and more of a bright shade that can really make your skin colour pop! My favourite part about this colour is its semi-matte finish. I’m not a fan of shimmer and shinny lipsticks and was a bit worried about it being too shinny compared to what I usually go for in a lipstick, but the finish definitely surprised me once I tried it! It also really complements my neutral eye makeup I tend to do on a regular day look. I would say it’s definitely a new MAC essential for me! MACs also offering the shimmery tube case for Rebel, like I have, inspired by the upcoming Christmas season; so it would make a great stocking stuffer if you’re looking for ideas for Christmas gifts!
So I should have learned by now I can’t live without my MACs Orb eyeshadow, I have learned it’s probably one of my main MAC essentials. I need to just start stocking up on like five at a time so I’m not as devastated whenever I run out! It just creates the perfect natural look I love with my winged eyeliner. I literally use it everyday, on its own or with darker eyeshadows for a more done up look for nights out, dinners or just when I feel like a more done up look I guess. It’s a great shade for blending and using under the eyebrow as a highlighter as well.

I’m not usually a fan of MAC bronzer, I’ve gotten use to my NARS bronzer but this one really surprised me when I got it because I ran out of my NARS one. It doesn’t seem to clump, cake or clog pores like I have found with other MAC bronzers in the past. Best of all it keeps that matte finish which is a must have for me! I really don’t like a shimmer bronzer so this ones perfect and sets great on my NARS foundation.


My highlighter pen from MAC really helps create that contoured look under the eyes, on the forehead, cheeks and nose without a really cakey effect. It really lives up to its name to highlight the key areas and its long lasting effect all day.

FRIDAY FAVORITES

There’s no better feeling then knowing it’s finally Friday! Time to relax, dine, dress up or down, adventure or do what ever you like because it’s the weekend so why not! I hope you have had a lovely week and almost ready for October to arrive! Bring on the fall and winter wardrobes! Thought I’d start the weekend off admiring some of my current favorites…

Favorite OOTD Accessory (Forever 21)

Favorite fragrance (Victoria’s Secret ‘Wild at Heart’ PINK Body mist)

Favorite Alexandra Mosher collection (www.alexandramosher.com)

Favorite Friday Happy Hour Quote

Favorite space (Missing my Uni apartment, Cambridge, UK)

PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Missing my little cute apartment in the UK, I decided I needed to spruce up my room here in Bermuda and thought it would be a great DIY project for myself. I’m changing it all to wall paint colour, bedding, repainting my furniture and shuffling them around a bit and finding a few decor bits to both freshen it up and add some beautiful details. I decided to paint a grey accent wall behind my bed to make it my main focal point of my room and really bring out the colours of my new paintings; the glitter on the paintings really stand out against this darker colour and plays off nicely with the other three beige walls.

I found the most amazing glitzy set of paintings that would tie in great to the new design look I would like in my room. I’m currently on the search for new bedding, something with less detail and more solid colours like black and white so that my paintings can be the focus piece above my bed. My most favourite Audrey Hepburn photo is currently hanging above my bed but she will just move to somewhere else in my room that will suit it better, while the Tiffany blue colours in my paintings and the Paris and fashion settings all link amazingly with both the vintage look I’m going for as well as highlighting the Audrey Hepburn inspirations.

[Paintings: Gibbon’s Company, Bermuda]

 

I love every detail of each of the pictures and think its so perfect that it ties in my love for fashion, shopping, london, paris and new york! It is the perfect accessory for my room and I can’t wait to get the whole room done to see and post the final product! I also grabbed two black decorative pillows just to be matched with the colours of the pictures and will hopefully play well with my new bedding that I choose.

I can’t wait to get more of my room done and post some more pictures of the finished look as well as some of my DIY inspirations and ideas! Its amazing how a few small changes can make a big difference!

BLOGLOVIN

So excited I just joined Bloglovin and downloaded its amazing app! Fashion and Beauty bloggers if you haven’t joined Bloglovin get on it now it’s such a great way to show off your blog and view others! Time to follow my favourite blogs and find new ones! Even if you are not a blogger yourself it is a great way to keep track of updates on your favourite blogs by following them. Find my bloglovin link in my menu and follow me Ci Ci!