Sunday, 13 August 2017

Fifty Bookish Questions | TAG

Hi Darlings,

I would firstly like to apologise for my absence in the general social media world. I have been feeling a bit meh about the whole blogging aspect recently and I needed to take a step back and remember why I did it in the first place. I am going on holiday on Wednesday and I am looking forward to not having to worry about anything bar being on a beach and exploring!

I was tagged by the incredible Jenna from The Perfictionist to do the Fifty Bookish Questions TAG and as a self-confessed bookworm, here are my answers!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What is in my carry-on? | Pinup Abroad!

Hi Darlings,

As I write this, I am currently preparing for my holiday abroad to Cyprus for two weeks! To say I am excited is an understatement!!! I have not been to Cyprus for many years but it will be lovely to see the country where I am from and maybe even visit a few historical sites.

Therefore, while I appreciate it will likely be very hot, I am not prepared to sacrifice my personal style, especially as I have many summer dresses just waiting to be twirled around in! However, I will be documenting what I will be taking in my carry-on bag.

As anyone who has been on a plane recently knows, you are normally allowed one bag and one handbag. However, on this particular airline, you are only allowed one bag weighing up to 5kg. Although I am pretty sure they don't check, I am a nervous traveller already and thus my rebellious/caution to the wind side will be, pardon the pun, in check.

Carry-on bags are difficult to pack, because, as they offer extra bag room, they cannot be too heavy for fear of damaging ones shoulders before the holiday even begins! I am fortunate this year, as I am flying overnight both there and back, so I will probably spend the flight reading or sleeping. I have never been one for watching shows on planes, as I tend to get headaches so staring at a screen for five hours is a horrible idea!

This year my carry-on will be quite simple as I have learnt over the years, you do not need half the shit that gets packed so don't bother with it!


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lush Bath Melts | Review

Hi Darlings,

I must apologise for my absence, as anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I have been feeling a bit eh about the whole blogging malarkey. It took me stepping away from my computer and with the help of a few very good friends, I was reminded why I blogged and why I enjoyed it!

Today's post is another review! I love doing reviews, as I always check them out before buying new products, going on holiday, going to a restaurant etc; so perhaps my reviews will help you savvy shoppers out there!

Recently, or I think they're recent (I could just be very late to the party) Lush released a line of Bath Melts! Now as someone who has a 'treat yo self' attitude with baths, in that I don't often have a bath but when I do, I make sure they are as luxurious as can be! Bath melts, bath bombs, bubble bars, anything that takes my bath from meh to marvellous!


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

'Radley Road,' Radley Bag | Review

Hi Darlings,

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am now a graduate (woohoo!) and thus my Mother decided to treat me to a new handbag as a present. Now I have never been a handbag person but for Christmas I was given this gorgeous black quilted leather shoulder bag that I have worn pretty much everyday since! However, as Summer is slowly crawling in, and I have a holiday coming up, I wanted to invest in a slightly lighter bag.

I am someone who pips for quality over quantity so when it came to buying a new handbag, I knew I wanted something slightly *fancy*. We decided to browse around John Lewis and see what was on offer. As I was drooling over the Mulberry Lily Shoulder bag, I was shuddering at the price tag (800 pounds?!) so I floated quickly down to Earth and looked at bags within my budget.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Hardwick Hall

Hi Darlings,

On my old blog, I used to have a segment called "Girl about Town," and it focused on my days out and trips etc. I have decided to resurrect it for this blog, because now I have finished university, I will hopefully be able to visit more places around London/England/wider world (finances depending.)

On Friday I graduated from university (woohoo!) and as we had to drive all the way up to Sheffield for a 9:30am ceremony (wahhhhh?!) it was decided to go up the night before. This meant that we had ample time to stop off at Hardwick Hall before continuing to our hotel. Now, my Mum and I are both History nuts, as both of us studied it, and my Mum still teaches it, so the promise of a large Elizabethan stately home was pretty exciting to say the least.

Hardwick Hall was built between 1590-1597, and was owned by Bess of Hardwick, who was an incredibly shrewd businesswoman and noble during Elizabethan England. Hardwick Hall was one of the first buildings in England to be built with Renaissance influence, previously seen in Italy during this period. It is made up of two Halls, extensive grounds and a cotton mill. As we only had limited time, we decided to wander around the New Hall and the gardens as these are probably the most impressive of the estate.

For you Harry Potter fans out there, you may recognise this location as it was used as the exterior of Malfoy Manor in the Deathly Hallows part 1!!


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Lush Dream Cream || Review

Hi Darlings,

If you follow me on social media, then you'll be aware that over the last month, I have finally got tattooed!! It has been sat on my bucket list for so long and I finally took that plunge and got two small pieces on my feet and ankle.

When I got my first tattoo, my artist recommended using Dream Cream from Lush as the healing cream for my skin. Now I knew zilch about tattoo aftercare, so I followed her advice to the T; and for the most part it worked, incredibly well. I have found that with my second tattoo being on the side of my foot, that I used Bepanthan initially, to protect it from rubbing. However, as it is scabbed over, it is back to Lush Dream Cream!!


Monday, 10 July 2017

London Pride 2017

Hi Darlings,

So here we are at the end of the Pride posts! I had the absolute delight of attending London Pride on Saturday waving my bisexual flag proudly! I knew this year I wanted to elevate my outfit to make sure I really stood out and also, because there is no such thing as overdressed at Pride! As mentioned in this post, I commented that my look was going to be a pinup bisexual vintage look.

I adored my outfit this year! So many people came up and complimented myself and my friends, some even took photos (!!) so I know there is now pressure to up my look for next year!

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