Wedding guest look: Outfit and makeup

Well hello to you my reader chums! Summer means wedding season and on the Saturday just gone, I attended my older cousin's wedding. I love a good wedding; there's nothing more magical than watching two people unite and declare their love for each other. The day was ever so Pinterest-worthy with twinkling fairy lights, a rustic barn interior, their candy bar and a finger-print tree for every guest to make their stamp. I feel so honoured to be a part of the day and celebrate the couple, dancing the night away.

When it comes to a wedding guest look, I always think of a pastel coloured outfit with toned down accessories and makeup. Here's what I went for..

wedding guest outfit

OOTD

Pastel blue dress - Pretty Little Thing
Grey stiletto heels - Misguided
Bag - Primark
Bracelet - Pandora

wedding guest outfit

Makeup

I wasn't able to get a close up of the makeup, however, I went for a regular, everyday base, bronzed and glowy cheekbones with a champagne eye look and nude, pink lip.

Base - L'oreal's Infallible primer, Revlon Colour Stay foundation, Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer and Stay Matte powder.

Contour and highlight - Benefit's Hoola bronzer and Sleek's highlighting palette in 'Cleopatra's Kiss'.

Eyebrows - L'oreal single eye shadow in '106' and Rimmel's clear brow gel.

Eye shadow - Revlon cream shadow base in '705' for a primer with Tartelette in the bloom and Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, applied on top. From Tarlelette, I used 'Flower Child', a subtle nude colour as the base and took 'Smarty Pants', a warm toned brown through the crease. I then applied 'Nectar', a slightly orange toned cream from the Too Faced palette and Tartelette's 'Funny Girl', the glitteriest champagne shade over the lid. For definition, in the outer corner I ran my favourite taupe brown shade from Tartelette's palette 'Jet Setter' and Too Faced's 'Charmed I'm sure'.

Eye liner and mascara - Winged liner with my favourite Kat Von D liquid liner and holygrail, Maybelline's lash sensational mascara.

Lips - Kiko's lip liner in '315' paired with Mac's 'Faux' lipstick.

I hope you enjoyed this wedding guest look. What's your go to dress colour for a wedding?

Thank you for reading <3

Les Misérables, Willy Wonka themed afternoon tea and Vicar's picnic festival

Well hello to you my reader chums! The week just gone has been one of my favourites this year as the time had arrived for my 21st birthday surprises to unveil from my boyfriend.

Firstly, we spent a few days in London and then went back to Maidstone for a family-fun festival. Here's everything we got up to..

On arrival to London, we left our bags at the hotel we were staying in and headed down to Covent Garden before making our way to the theatre. There's something about Covent Garden which holds a special place in my heart. It has an ultra-charming vibe with boutique shops, an everyday market and seasonal décor wherever you look. We took a little mooch around the shops and markets then got a grab to eat before it was show time. 

Covent Garden
Dan and I in Covent Garden

Les Misérables London tickets

I'm a massive theatre addict. I love going to all type of shows but musicals have to be my ultimate favourite. There's nothing better than watching a story come to life with music, dancing and clever stage production. Les Misérables, has been one of those shows I've wanted to see for absolutely years but never got the chance, however for my 21st, Dan got me tickets and I was ecstatic to say the least.

Les Misérables London queens theatre

The production was out of this world! I didn't think any show could be as good as my favourites Billy Elliot or Wicked but Les Misérables was on another level. The actors voices were insane and given the impressive staging, plus costuming, I was amazed. Each song was ten times better than the film and the actors performed with such raw emotion in each role. It's a sight I wish I could see over and over again. I've got 'a heart full of love' for Les Misérables!

Les Misérables Queens theatre London
Inside Queens Theatre in Piccadilly Circus

San Carlo Cicchettis London

After the show, we freshened up at our hotel and then made our way to San Carlo Cicchetti's, an Italian tapas style restaurant. I got recommended this restaurant by a friend and going by the exterior, I couldn't wait to see which food was in store. It's different to any Italian restaurant I've been before; the idea being that you pick a selection of medium sized dishes say 5 or 6 in oppose to the usual starter, main system. I loved this as you got the chance to taste a little bit of everything and still being able to fit in dessert. The food was divine, there was everything from classic pastas, pizzas, meat dishes, fish tasters and all sorts of appetizer style plates. If you're a big foodie, I'd definitely say give it a try. It's located in Covent Garden and as it's very popular, it would be best to book a table beforehand.

San Carlo Cicchettis London
Dan in Cicchetti's

San Carlo Cicchettis London

The décor had a rustic yet modern feel given the rose gold tables and classic pizza ovens on show. With a charismatic and inviting atmosphere, I'd go back in a heartbeat for the friendly service.

After a charming dinner, we chilled at our hotel, The Montague Gardens, located 5 minutes from Russell Square tube station. The hotel was a complete and utter treat, it felt like living in pure luxury for a night. Our room was a suite with a living area, bedroom, bathroom and additional shower room. If you're looking to stay in central London for a night and wanted to treat yourself, I'd highly recommend this hotel. It's a 5 minute walk from the tube station and only two stops from Piccadilly Circus.

The Montague gardens hotel London

The second day in London, I had no idea what we were doing as Dan had planned another surprise for me. After breakfast, we took a tube down to Green Park and strolled around the area until we arrived at The 'Chesterfield at Mayfair hotel'. I was taken aback by the interior when the lady asked 'are you here for afternoon tea?' Before I could react, we were seated and a waiter came over and said 'Welcome to the Charlie and the Chocolate factory afternoon tea!' Honestly, it was the best surprise EVER, I couldn't wait to see what they served up. I'm so thankful and grateful for the best boyfriend ever. Charlie and the Chocolate factory (the original) is my favourite film of all time so an event like this was beyond exciting!

Chesterfield at Mayfair hotel London Willy Wonka afternoon tea

Chesterfield at Mayfair hotel London Willy Wonka afternoon tea

The afternoon tea was delicious and creative all in one. At first you got served a tea, we chose the chocolate kind and then the incredible layer of food was placed in front of us. What's amazing about the food is that every single item was refillable so you could top up on sandwiches, scones and all the chocolate goodies as much as you'd like.

Chesterfield at Mayfair hotel London Willy Wonka afternoon tea

The sandwiches had the yummiest fillings and the scones were baked to perfection but the best layer by far had to be the Willy Wonka themed treats. Out of the top layer, the Wonka Bar, golden egg and blueberry macaroon were my favourite. I love how they incorporated all the film elements to create such scrummy desserts.

Chesterfield at Mayfair hotel London Willy Wonka afternoon tea

As all drinks were refillable, we decided to get chocolate milkshakes instead of the regular tea as in all honestly I don't actually like tea, although the chocolate kind wasn't that bad. The milkshakes were refreshing and chocolatey just how they should be.

After the best two days in London, we headed back home in preparation for the Vicar's Picnic Festival, held in Yalding on Friday and Saturday of that week.

The vicars picnic festival Yalding

The two days were packed with great music, quirky food trucks, glitter stalls, bootfair style stalls and a charming family-friendly atmosphere. We headed down with Dan's family and enjoyed all the festival had in store. The music was quite old school, with a few classics thrown in here and there.

The vicars picnic festival Yalding

The vicars picnic festival Yalding
Me and Dan at the festival on Friday

The vicars picnic festival Yalding

The Saturday was busier out of the two with larger crowds and more modern music. Fratellis headlined and ended the night with a bang singing their classic tunes.

The vicars picnic festival Yalding

The food scene was ever so hipster with double decker pizza restaurants, quirky cocktail stalls and burger trucks galore. If you're a foodie like me, you'd be in your element and trying out absolutely everything!

The vicars picnic festival Yalding

I had the best time at the Vicar's Picnic festival; the heart-warming vibe, chilled back music and endless chats was the perfect way to top off the week.

I feel ever so lucky to have finally seen Les Misérables and being treated like a princess in London by my boyfriend. Experiencing new things is my favourite thing to do and I'm incredibly thankful I get to them with such a loving man in my life.

I hope you enjoyed a look at my exciting week! What's your favourite theatre show you've ever seen?

Thank you for reading <3

Beauty review: Kat Von D liquid liner

Well hello to you my reader chums! The Kat Von D brand is quite new on the beauty market and hyped widely within the blogging community. Its 'tattoo liner' has been raved about for a long time now and whilst in New York, I couldn't resist picking it up as I'm a sucker for a good eye liner. I've used this on many occasions now and love it a little bit more each time. Here are few reasons why..

Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner

The design

When it comes to liquid eye liner packaging design, all I ask for is a lid that securely tightens and a thin nib, so we're already in for a winner with this product. The tube makes that satisfying clicky noise once you close it which in turn prevents the liner from drying up. Its nib isn't as thin as my holy grail, L'oreal super liner, however it is slim enough to create the perfect winged look, whether that's a small, defined line or full-on cat eye.

Its colour pigmentation

I've tried several liquid liners and there's nothing worse when the pigmentation isn't a staple black or has a thin consistency. However, the tattoo liner is one of the blackest liners I've tried and its pigmentation is seamless. As the colour is that intense, there's no need to go over the line several times to get the full colour pay off. Even with an opaque black finish, it still has a slight gleam over the top.

Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner

The application

Application is easy with the Kat Von D tattoo liner. Its small nib and high pigmentation means the product glides on the eye easily without reapplication needed. The brush is very soft so doesn't tug during application and given the size, you're able to go from small to dramatic flick.

Its lasting power

Above all the other fabulous features, my favourite has to be the lasting power. Whenever I use eye liners, despite the price tag, they always manage to slightly wear away by the end of the night, however the tattoo liner is different. Its opaque colour clings on throughout the whole day/night and can even be hard to wipe off at times. I love this factor as it means, I know it'll last when I get watery eyes and can trust the product for any photo-ready opportunity.

Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner swatch

I hope you enjoyed this review. Have you tried Kat Von D's liquid eye liner?

Thank you for reading <3

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2017

Well hello to you my reader chums! Summer is fully underway with exciting events happening here and there. On Friday, I added another concert to my never ending list and saw Olly Murs live in one of my closest cities, Canterbury. I've always been a fan of Olly Murs, with his 'cheeky chappy' ways, he's certainly a crowd pleaser and I couldn't wait to see him live!

Olly Murs summer tour 2017

The concert was in a massive cricket ground and as we got standing tickets, we were able to get ourselves into the perfect position to watch Olly grace the stage. There were four of us in total, me Danielle and our two friends. With concerts, it's always an even better experience when there's a group as you're able to bounce off each others energy.

Olly Murs summer tour 2017 squad

Me, Danielle, Shannon and Shannon

Louisa Johnson opening act for olly murs

Louisa Johnson, winner of 2015's X Factor, set off the tour with a bang. Astounding vocals, feisty moves and a welcoming tone, she had fab stage presence. I couldn't get over how incredible her voice was, especially during covers and her single 'Tears'. At one point, she brought her sister out on stage which was the cutest thing to watch and she even sung like an angel. Louisa came back on later in the concert to sing hers and Olly's new song, 'Unpredictable'. They worked so well as a duo, with their perfect harmonies and friendly relationship.

Olly Murs summer tour 2017

Now it was time for Olly himself to show some moves. He didn't disappoint in the slightest! Olly is one of the best performers I've seen; his infectious personality, witty charm and flirty attitude got the whole audience smiling. There was something about how he put on the show that made us all giggle, sing our hearts out and feel every emotion under the sun. I love how he sang all his classic hits and covered a few old school tracks to get the audience going. A true performer, if you haven't already get yourself a ticket to see the cheeky singer himself.

Olly Murs summer tour 2017

Concerts are one of my favourite things to do. You can't describe the love you feel in a room with live music and how everyone comes together to support the act on stage. I loved every minute of Olly's tour and can't wait till the next concert.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What was your last concert?

Thank you for reading <3


June favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! June has been one of my favourite months this year. The past few weeks have been packed with concerts, holidays and birthday celebrations so there wasn't many free moments. However, over that time I've discovered a few favourites I can't wait to share with you.

Here's a look at my June favourites..

June favourites

Tartelette in bloom palette

Tartelette palette in bloom

I've been lusting over this palette for a while now and when visiting New York, I had to pick up this beauty in Sephora. I believe is was around the $46 mark and honestly worth every single penny. I'm incredibly impressed with the palette overall, the colours are intensely pigmented, they blend/layer well and are buttery soft to apply. I love the different tones available in this palette, how you go from creams, pinks, coppers, browns to purples and a staple black. It offers the variety for a simple everyday nude eye look or an intense copper, smoky eye. Each colour especially the gold and copper tones really bring out my blue eyes. If you're in America and are able to get your hands on this palette, I 100% would. Versatility, lasting power and stunning shades, it has my vote.

Sleek's highlighting palette in Cleopatra's kiss

Sleek's Cleopatra Kiss highlighting palette

I'm a massive fan of Sleek's face products including their bronzers, blushes and highlighters as they're always insanely good quality. This new highlighting palette lived up to every expectation. Compared to Sleek's 'Solstice' palette, I'd say the 'Cleopatra kiss' is created more for summer time with its gold and bronze tones, working better with tanned skin. My favourite combination has to be the bottom two shades, a creamy intense highlight paired with a slightly bronze toned champagne powder highlight. The top two shades are too bronze toned for my skin and would work better for someone with a darker complexion. Highly pigmented, beautiful shimmer shades and gorgeous packaging, I have so much love for this palette.

Urban Decay's all nighter spray

Urban Decay's all -nighter spray

All of us beauty bloggers can admit, the Urban Decay all-nighter spray has been hyped for a very long time. I finally got my hands on it at Christmas time but for some reason never put it in one of my favourite posts. I love this spray; not only is it a refreshing spritz after you've applied your make up, but I've genuinely noticed a big difference for lasting-power. My makeup seems to cling on for that extra bit longer when I use this product. You only need a few sprays and it'll do the job!

South Beach sunglasses

South beach sunglasses

As I wear glasses on a day-to-day basis, in the summer it's lovely to change up to contact lenses and rock a pair of sunglasses. My new obsessions are these South Beach sunnies I found on ASOS for £12. They've been my go to for every summer outfit accessory and worked wonders on holiday. I'm in love with the rose gold frames and mirrored lenses; they're very Instagram worthy.

Events

June has been filled to the brim with exciting plans and I'm blessed to have experienced it all in the last few weeks. From Shawn Mendes concert, my boyfriend's leavers ball, a Malta holiday, turning 21, singing my heart out to Robbie Williams and dinner plans plus the many BBQs, summer has certainly started.

I hope you enjoyed my June favourites! Which products have you been enjoying this past month?

Thank you for reading <3