Instalife July & August

The past two months have been so busy for me, from attending 4 festivals including Reading to starting an internship at etailPR to going on holiday to Cornwall. Everything seems to have gone by in a blur. I hope the above photos from my instagram give you at little insight into my little world.

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Autumn Transition Inspiration

Its that awkward time of year again. Too cold for summer dresses but still too warm for thick coats and wooly hats. After a search on tumblr and interest I have found some outfits which I feel bridge the gap between summer and autumn quite perfectly.


Kevin Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation


A couple weeks ago I headed into my local Space NK with the aim of purchasing NARS Sheer Glow but several demonstrations later I decided on this instead. 

This foundation is medium coverage but you can easily build it up to full on areas that need it. It  is also super pigmented so you need about half of what you would use with a high street foundation. As you would expect with a high end foundation it does last all day (with setting powder) and doesn't look cake on the skin, for something with this much coverage it does give a  very natural finish. 

Although I apply most bases with a brush I do find this works best when warmed up on the back of my hand and applied with my fingers. 

The only downsides I can see to Kevin Aucoin's offering is that it only has 20ml of product compared to the standard 30ml you expect with foundation. It is also fairly expensive at £36, but I suppose that is no more than your average high end foundation and you do get what you pay for.

What is your favourite foundation?


PS. A couple weeks ago I was invited down to BBC Gloucester to do an interview about blogging and yesterday I headed down to the studio to do my interview with David Smith. I think it went okay as I wasn't too nervous. Listen to the interview here and let me know what you think! (skip to 50 minutes in)


Daisy Beach

Shirt - H&M , Skirt - USC, Bikini Top - Topshop

Another outfit that I wore down to the beach in Cornwall with Sophie. Very simple but I like the way the bikini works with the sheer shirt. Will be getting some more 'normal' outfit posts up next week.

In other news, my life is currently being taken over by emailing LFW press contacts which takes me forever. Let me know if you have any tips about doing this or you need any help!



Padstow Playsuit

Playsuit - Topshop, Rucksack - Primark, Red Bikini Top (Worn under playsuit) - Topshop, Loom Bands - Found on the beach

My long promised first outfit post is finally here. Opportunity struck when my friend Sophie, who happens to be an gorgeous photographer, and I went away to Padstow together for a mini holiday. Overall the photos may be a little awkward but it is my first time and the only way is up. It's quite a simple outfit as its what I wore to the beach one day so it needed to be easy to change out of which meant no jewellery or layers. The playsuit was a sale find earlier in the summer , I really love the way it flows with the flared sleeves a very 70s vibe to it. I also like he pop of colour from the red bikini.

What do you think of my first outfit post?