Sunday, 30 March 2014

Fortnight in Photos #14

I haven't posted an Instagram round up for two months. Seeing as this is usually a Sunday post I thought today would be the perfect time to bring it back. So here are some photos from the last two weeks. I hope you all had lovely fortnights! 

 Fruit from Chinatown, Lady Dina's Cat Emporium in Shoreditch, London looking pretty one evening, Outfit for a casual Saturday, The sun came out, Park in the sun. 

New shoes, Sunday face, Ben's birthday cake, Carboard stage being used as a scarf holder, Monsters University cardboard cut outs in the office, Replaced my L'Oreal Micellar Water with Garnier.

What have you guys been up to recently?

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cambridge Satchel Review & What's in My Bag Video

I've had a Cambridge Satchel for almost nine months now so thought it was time to do a proper review. When I was looking into purchasing one I found watching videos and reading blog posts really helpful, especially as the bag comes in all sorts of colours and sizes. I recently filmed a blog post for the first time and thought I would film this one too so that I could really tell you guys about the bag. I hope it's helpful!

Thank you so much to the people who gave me such lovely feedback on the first video, please subscribe if you like this one. I'd also love to see any videos you've made too, so please leave me any links.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

A Spring Like Saturday

Wearing mostly Primark today...

Jeggings- ASDA Wonderfit
Jumper- Primark
Jacket/ Coat- Primark
Shoes- Primark
Necklace- H&M
Sunglasses- Rayban Wayfarer

What lovely weather we are having in England! The sudden change in temperature makes it difficult to know what to wear. I decided to go for a light coat and a jumper so that I could get away with just wearing the jumper when I got too hot.  Even though it's sunny I don't think I could walk around in short sleeves just yet. I went to Shoreditch in London today to visit the new cat cafe 'Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium' which was lovely. After chilling with the cats this morning I then explored Brick Lane and took a look at Spitalfields Market.  So, here's my comfy outfit for a day out in London.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Ghd Eclipse | Review

When my Mum introduced me to ghd hair straighteners about ten years ago I immediately became one of those people who relies on using them on a daily basis. Sad I know. But when I discovered that I could actually get my hair to stay straight for more than ten minutes there was no turning back. 

I have the original ghds and will only replace them when they are on their last legs. So when my mum told me that she had replaced hers with their newest model 'eclipse' I was so excited to borrow them. 

The ghd eclipse is lighter in weight than the original and I think the plastic actually feels quite cheap. To be honest, I'm not a fan of the design in general but that's just my opinion and it doesn't effect the performance of the straighteners so I won't focus on that too much. 

One thing that I do like about them is that they make a noise when you turn them on and off as well as lighting up. I just thought was a really cool feature (so easily amused). The brilliant thing about these straighteners compared to the originals is that they are much easier to hold as the outside of them doesn't get too hot. Ghd have used 'breakthrough patented tri-zone technology' which means that there are three heat sensors on each plate maintaining a constant heat of 185 degrees C. This is incredibly clever and means the straighteners are a lot kinder to your hair. I've definitely ruined my hair by constantly straightening it on an extremely high heat for years on end. 

What I didn't like about these straighteners is that I needed to really take my time straightening each section of hair. They claim that there is a 'one stroke texture taming for all hair types' but I found myself having to run them over the same section of hair a few times. Now this may be down to the way that I was using them or the fact that they don't heat up to the temperature that I'm used to. But I found that even when I took my time and took smaller sections of hair I still had this problem. My mum said that she also found this. She also said that she didn't like the fact that the eclipse doesn't clamp all the way down onto the hair, which may be another reason we were finding it difficult to straighten the sections of hair in one stroke. 

These straighteners are great and I did find that my hair stayed straighter for longer which meant that I didn't feel the need to keep using them (well...use them five times a day like I usually do). In the long run it would hopefully mean that you would straighten your hair less, making it less damaged. 

Have you tried these straighteners? What do you think? 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February Favourites...Video

As I sat down recently to write a 'February Favourites' post I thought "why not film this one?". This is something that comes into my head almost every time I write a post on here...but this time...I actually did it.

I studied Television Production at university and both of my housemates are Cinematographers so I took full advantage of all of the filming kit we have around the house and went for it. It was so strange editing a video of myself but I can see why people enjoy making them. I had so much fun putting this together and I really hope you guys enjoy watching it. I don't know about you but I always love seeing the person behind the posts and feel like I can get to know them better through their videos.

Please let me know what you think guys, I'd really appreciate any feedback. If you make videos I'd love to see them too!