Tuesday, 1 July 2014

five june favourites

So I thought I'd introduce something a little different to my blog and do a round up of five things I have been loving the past month. After realising that almost all of my lipsticks were fairly dark colours and probably more winter-appropriate, I decided to try out this Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Shocking Coral. It's such a lovely bright pinky-coral colour and definitely a new favourite of mine.

I've got to admit, I'm not a big fan of Primark. As soon as I get in there and see how overcrowded and crazy it is, I just want to come straight back out! but these round sunglasses did catch my eye, they were also super cheap and I've been loving them ever since!

I love face mists! A long-time favourite of mine is Lush's Breath of Fresh Air toner water but I've actually been using The Body Shop's Vitamin E Face Mist a lot more lately. It's great if you just want to quickly refresh your skin as a quick pick-me-up or to set your make up. I'd definitely recommend. 

Cereal magazine does not disappoint. From the clean layout (anyone who loves minimalist graphic design needs this!) to the interesting content and inspiring photographs - it's the perfect magazine for food and travel lovers. 

These are three of my must-have nail varnishes for summer. From L-R: Revlon Classic Nail Enamel in 'Charming', which is a sweet creamy lilac shade that I love. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 'Elderberry' and 'Almond' are also lovely creamy shades which are so smooth and glossy!

and finally, I thought I'd share five of my favourite blog posts:
-  Caroline's 'monthly finds numero deux' 
- Gladys's 'dr denim 2'

What have you been loving the past month?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

brands i love: lazy oaf

I’m quite surprised that I haven’t mentioned Lazy Oaf before. I’ve always been a fan of their quirky and fun designs so it’s about time I shared my love with you! And what better timing than when their latest out-there collection ‘Space Oddity’ has just landed in store? Drawing inspiration from sixties sci-fi and space age movies, it certainly doesn’t disappoint! A collection full of colourful pom poms and kaleidoscopic materials… Lazy Oaf are keeping it as odd as ever (and I’m loving it!)

Here’s a little background knowledge if you’re keen on finding out a little more about the brand. Lazy Oaf is a London based label founded by Gemma Shiel in 2001. Gemma started out hand-screen printing a small amount of T-shirts in her dad’s garage, selling them on a market stall in Spitalfields. Fast forward a couple of years and there’s now an ever-expanding Lazy Oaf line focused around cartoons, weirdness and colour. Although some designs might be a little too crazy for you, you’ve got to admit that you can’t help but smile at some of them! Here are some of my favourite pieces from their website...

Have you ever bought anything, or found yourself lusting after something from Lazy Oaf?
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