I love experimenting with taking photos, I wouldn't call myself a photographer in anyway, but it's so easy to find beauty in the most simplest things, especially at this time of year! Falling leaves, autumn hues, so beautiful! As deadlines are around the corner, my walks to university are always what I look forward to... unless I'm running late :)
I had been wanting to visit this little coffee shop in the town centre called 'Coffee with Art' after I had seen people talk about their experiences there. It was quite an artistic place to visit as it has a feature wall filled with books and a nice relaxing feel to it. I went with my friend Joanna for a nice catch up sesh.
I ordered a latte, a blueberry cheesecake muffin (Which was gorgeous! I unfortunately have a massive sweet tooth) have a and a chicken panini served with some lightly salted crisps and side salad with balsamic dressing. After figuring out how to take some blogger-esque food photos, it was time to eat, and it tasted lovely! Oh how I wish I had my own coffee machine at home, it would change my life!
Our surroundings were lovely and I enjoyed the warm and cosy environment. The coffee shop was filled with art and books used for decor, e.g. the exploding books behind the counter was such a unique touch.
I received these cuticle tattoos from both Born Pretty and a new online store retailer called Lady Queen Beauty and I thought it was best to combine them into one post.
For the design I decided to pair it with a darker colour; I almost opted for black but I decided against it as I prefer colour, instead I chose to use Maybelline Deep Red. I haven't used it in a while and I forgot how pigmented it was! (Enough to leave a slight red tinge to my nails after I had removed it.)
I paired it with a few rings, including two gorgeous leaf print band rings from Bam Boo Jewellery. I am in looove with her handmade ring designs and the leaf print on the rings is so subtle and delicate.
The cuticle tattoos were very easy to apply as they were water decals and I only used them on two fingers. The nails with the dots were created using a Sharpie (Sadly I was in a rush and had to leave soon after I did my nails - (I Praise my super speedy HK Girl top coat for saving my life!!).
I loved wearing them but they fell off within a few hours, by then they had magically disappeared from my finger... :(
I have been given codes from both online retailers for you guys to use:
Last month I participated the Summer Surprise Project introduced by Capture by Lucy, where I had the opportunity to send a gift worth £5 to a stranger, to which they also sent one back to me. This was a perfect opportunity for social media enthusiasts (Such as bloggers and instagrammers) to send someone a little gift in the hopes to brighten their day with an unexpected surprise.
Rachel Bee was randomly selected for me to send a gift to, and she described herself as a stationary lover. I sent her a gift with a notebook, a matching pen and some pinking shears which are always useful with crafts and patterns!
In return, she sent me a handmade card with a lovely message, Nails Inc Fleet Street and a beautiful handmade black pearl bracelet based on the short description I had given about myself.
This was a nice little project to get involved with and it was fun and I'm hoping there will be a winter version, be on the look out if your'e interested in joining.
I havent bought any new nail polishes in a while, and Models Own Chrome Rose had been calling out to me since it was released and I finally got round to using it. Its such a beautiful Rose Gold colour so I paired it with Floss Gloss Dinge (Dusty pink nude) to maintain a sense of elegancy.
The topcoat seemed to make the chrome effect pinker than how I wanted it to look resulting in something slightly less rose gold but there was nothing I could do to change that. :( I apologize for the lighting in the photos!
My go-to recipe for some sweet snacks are always this recipe I came up with quite a while back. The recipe usually makes 25+ biscuits and they usually disappear in about 3 days (Partially due to myself, I cannot lie!)
So I decided to switch it up and add some Green's and Black's dark chocolate on top to combine the two flavours to get that 'Chocolate-Orange' taste. My goodness it tasted amazing!
All I did was melt some dark chocolate and drizzled it on the biscuit, and sprinkling some orange zest in the middle for that extra citrus boost! Mmmmm yummy!
This trend seems to be growing quickly on Instagram and I love softness of this style. I wanted to try it out, but I attempted more of a subtle design rather than a colourful one, so I went for something similar to white marble tiles.
I used Barry M White, Grey and a cold grey/blue colour I mixed together. To create this look I painted half my nails with white nail polish and used tape to maintain a straight line. For the marble effect I placed a few drops paint into a bowl of water and sprayed some perfume immediately over it which separated the polish to produce the desired effect. I then dipped my nails in the water/polish a repeated the process with each colour. To complete the design, I placed some rectangular studs which I had bought from Born Pretty Store onto each nail.
I was thinking of doing a Youtube tutorial for this, but at the moment the thought of it is quite scary, Youtube is a whole new level haha!