Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Lifestyle | Imposter Syndrome In The Blogging World

Hello Lovelies!

For three years I have been blogging, pretty much every single week, creating new content and taking who knows how many photos. And of course I love it - it's become such a big part of my life whether it's the friends I've made or the skills I've learned. Blogging has been really life changing for me, and I've definitely not lost the passion. 


Monday, 14 August 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (14th August - 20th August)

Hello Lovelies!

Recently I've been pinning like a mad woman, and my latest obsession is colour dedicated boards on Pinterest. I love the way in which colour can so easily make us feel things, and yellow is a colour that I've really fallen for. It's bright and happy, bold and unapologetic and so I decided to go all yellow this week with just a touch of red. Picks are from Unique and Unity, Ohh Deer, Debenhams and Amara.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Beauty | Oh K! Steam Hair Mask

Hello Lovelies!

Korean beauty is making its waves through the beauty industry - and it doesn't surprise me one little bit. If you've been lucky enough to ever visit South Korea, you will know that the beauty scene is completely ahead of its time. Think pretty packaging, amazing skincare, novelty items and iconic Korean brands like Etude House and you'll get why there is so much hype. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (7th August - 13th August)

Hello Lovelies!
Today is just one of those Mondays where I'm really tired and honestly cannot be bothered (so basically like every Monday). So I thought I'd go for a fun colourful scheme to cheer things up a bit, with a few fun touches. Picks are from West Elm and Debenhams - enjoy!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Food | The Cutest Tea Bags EVER

Hello Lovelies!

Somewhere along the line when I was struggling to think of blog post ideas, I thought why not write about novelty tea bags? And so here we are today talking about these A-dorable tea bags that I shipped all the way from France. Yes, I know someone needs to take my money away from me.

But to be fair they are super cute, so can you blame me?

Monday, 31 July 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (31st July - 6th August)

Hello Lovelies!

Usually I take a lot of my inspiration from the seasons, with cute pastel palettes for Spring, tropical touches for Summer and cosy blankets for Winter. But this past week... well it's been very rainy and also humid. London has been like an awol rainforest, and hasn't felt like Summer or even Winter. So I've taken inspiration from the rain and gone VERY blue this week. Enjoy! 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Lush | The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb

Hello Lovelies!

It's been a while since there's been a Lush review around these parts, but have no fear you will be seeing quite a few over the next few weeks. Those who saw my latest Lush haul video will know that Lush has discontinued a few products *sad face* including two of my faves: Frozen Bath Bomb and Fizzbanger. However that means that they've also released some exciting new products... 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (24th July - 30th July)

Hello Lovelies!

Recently I've been going a bit awol with spending. This girl has bought too many magazines, Lush products and coffees so writing up a homeware post is definitely throwing me into temptation. For this week I've focused on earthy tones, and forest vibes with a quirky modern twist. All of the products are actually from one site this week: Red Candy, who have the brilliant slogan: shut up, beige! That tells you all you need to know...

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Lifestyle | The Start of A New Chapter...

Hello Lovelies!

This weekend I have found myself very much in the company of my own thoughts. I am the queen of over-thinkers anyway, but extremely dodgy internet connection, long country walks with Flossie and the absence of my boyfriend who’s away on a mini break have left me in a deep thought quarantine.

Life at the moment feels very much like one chapter has closed, and another has begun. After finishing my exams, I quickly got an internship in social media that has now been turned into a permanent job as a Marketing Assistant. My anxieties about getting a job, and more importantly fitting in at that job have suddenly flown out of the window and the pages of my life are turning over effortlessly. I will also graduate this Friday with a 2:1, and leave education for the first time in almost all my life behind me.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Fashion | Finding The Statement Ankle Boots Of Dreams

Hello Lovelies!

When it comes to fashion I am exceptionally picky, and when it comes to shoes I'm a whole other level of picky. I'm like Goldilocks - my shoes have to be just right or there's no way they're for me. Now, my latest love has been ankle boots. I cannot for the life of me stop buying them even though it's Summer and it's JUST TOO HOT. 

What I've noticed is that I only seem to buy my shoes from one place these days, and that's Topshop. The main reason is that I get blisters so easily, and if I get shoes that are even vaguely uncomfortable it's like a foot massacre. Topshop shoes however have never had any problems with my wide feet, so I can definitely vouch for their comfiness.

The pair on the right are my absolute favourite boots at the moment, and gosh I am so sad they are starting to fall apart. What I love about this pair of shoes is that 1) they are elastic (so no silly zips), 2) THAT STUD DETAIL THO and 3) The heel is the perfect height, not too high, not too short. Honestly I don't know if you can relate but isn't it the worst when you start to realise you'll need to get rid of your favourite pair of shoes? Definitely think I'm still in denial... 

The beautiful embroidered boots of dreams on the left are beautiful, but not so practical. To be honest I love them but I hardly wear them because I'm so scared they'll get ruined. That said they are the perfect shoes to make a casual outfit pop. When I first bought these shoes a girl chased after to me to ask where they were from so you can tell, they're really nice boots. My only issue with them is the zip at the back which never wants to close - so annoying!

Also, shoot me but I'm kind of over every shoe I see being embroidered. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE ALL THE EMBROIDERY, but is anyone else bored? 

The pair on the left I saw in my lunch break in a Topshop advert, and I KNEW I needed them in my life. They're basically the taupe, rose gold heart boots of dreams that are also totally impractical. Probably should have got the black version because adult life decisions, but they were just too pretty to say no to. 

My other pair were a complete sale steal at only £15.00! I'd actually seen these boots before and been a bit unsure but there was no way I couldn't get them for that price. I love that they're a bit different. They're pink but more of a salmon than a super girly pink, and I love the cute little floral details. 

Oh and Topshop seemed to like my snaps of these two pairs, so there's that! Wish Topshop credited their pictures but hey ho that's big brands for you. *They did ask for permission to use the photos though!

Basically as you can tell I really love Topshop shoes. They're comfy and a bit different, so I can't recommend them enough.

Have a great weekend lovelies! Love Vicky x 


Monday, 17 July 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (17th July - 23rd July)

Hello Lovelies!

The sun is out, I'm not sweating to death, and well, it's just lovely. After spending the weekend in Suffolk, I was inspired to do a kitsch countryside feature with lots of quirks and cuteness (of course). All picks featured this week are from Debenhams and Emma Bridgewater! Enjoy!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lifestyle | When Does Editing Go Too Far?

Hello Lovelies! 

For most of us bloggers, if we learn anything about photography, it will be that editing is our best friend. It can take a photo from looking meh to amazing with only a few tiny adjustments. Editing is just a part of the magic that goes into conjuring up a beautiful, eye pleasing shot. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (10th July - 16th July)

Hello Lovelies! Today I'm feeling super under the weather so this post has been written in a slight sleepy haze. Anyways, this week I've been loving homeware pieces that are a bit more traditional with a modern twist. Enjoy! Picks are from Paperchase, Chase and Wonder and Papier.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Lifestyle | Why I Love Pride

Hello Lovelies! Years and years ago when I was in primary school I remember two of the boys in school coming over to me and my friends. One of them asked me, "are you gay?" to which I replied no, and they started chuckling and saying but "gay means loving men, so you like girls." Of course this was your standard 'banter' in which being gay was a throwaway insult. I don't think it was until years after that, that I really understood properly what being gay was. Being gay was just one of those things that people didn't talk about. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (3rd July - 9th July)

Hello Lovelies! Today's home edit is all about a simple colour scheme with lots of fun little touches of colour and quirk. Picks are from House of Fraser, OhhDeer and H&M home!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Lifestyle | How I Deal With Being Tired All The Time

Hello Lovelies! Through my late teens right up to now when I've just ventured into my twenties, tiredness had always been a really big problem for me. The reason why is in short, my iron deficiency. Tiredness is a really frustrating thing to deal with, especially when you're juggling a relationship, a blog, an internship and Love Island (sorry I'm addicted too!). Sometimes you can feel super frustrated with yourself especially if you're bagging those hours of sleep you need, but tiredness is one of those things that we all deal with. So I thought I'd write a post all about feeling all ZZZ and how I deal with it.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Fashion | Paperself's Petals Temporary Tattoos

Hello Lovelies! When I think of temporary tattoos, it conjures up an image of childish rebellion. You know the kind where you think you're being really controversial by wearing tattoos, and your parents totally wouldn't approve when in reality they are actually the ones that bought them for you in the first place. And to be honest they were always pretty boring (even if they didn't seem so at the time). In reality you were just pasting Barbie on to your wrist half the time. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (26th June - 2nd July)

Hello Lovelies! This weekend and Monday has flown by, so much so that I forgot to publish this post at a reasonable time so I'm sure most of you will actually see it on Tuesday (oh dear). As you can tell I really have my life together. This week's edit is all about fun, punchy homeware that will add a bit of personality to any home. All this week's picks are from Ohhdeer because if you didn't notice I am obsessed with them!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Lifestyle | Why Instagram's Algorithm Hinders Human Connection

Why Instagram's Algorithm Hinders Human Connection

Hello Lovelies! Today I'm going back to basics. I've grabbed a pen, a Starbucks (obviously) and a seat by the window so I can perch and people watch. Since starting a second social media role (I now run the social media for two brands), social media has been constantly on my mind, especially and this will be no surprise, Instagram's notorious algorithm.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (19th June - 25th June)

Hello Lovelies! Today it is just a random selection of things because I am dying from this heat. If you're not from the UK, it is basically a truth universally acknowledged here that we moan about how cold it is, but as soon as it's too hot we moan about that too. British people hey? This week's picks are from OhhDeer, Joules and Debenhams!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Fashion | The Hello Kitty x Lazy Oaf Collection

Hello Lovelies! If you saw my most recent video you'll have already seen what I picked up from the amazing Hello Kitty x Lazy Oaf Collection, but I decided to blog about it too because I love it that much. Major Hello Kitty fangirl alert. I've always wanted to own a piece from Lazy Oaf, and obviously when I saw there was a Hello Kitty collection that was the perfect excuse to finally buy a piece.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (12th June - 18th June)

Hello Lovelies! Today is a pretty exciting day as I got accepted into a social media internship, so this means hello the real working world and whilst I'm a bit nervous I honestly can't wait. Not looking forward to those early mornings though (coffee I need you more than ever)! Today is just a really fun collection of bold colourful things from OhhDeer and Asos, so I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lifestyle | What I've Been Loving Lately

Hello Lovelies! Because I've been struggling a bit with blog post ideas, today I thought I'd go back to basics and just chat to you about a few things I've been absolutely loving lately! Life is very up in the air at the moment. I'm no longer a university student, I'm looking for an internship and I'm feeling like a right adult. Except I also still feel like a complete child. Oh dear...

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Lifestyle | The Truth Behind My Instagram Photos

Hello Lovelies! Ok I know this title sounds super dramatic, but this post is just a little bit of fun looking at the reality of my Instagram posts. Something you realise as a blogger is that there is a lot of fakery behind Instagram, and not even necessarily in a bad way. It's more meticulously planned themes, photos and selfies that took 100 takes. To be honest, I'm sure a lot of people don't realise that too so that's why I'm doing this post because you know my life is really not quite as pretty as my Instagram feed... Also p.s I saw this first on Grace's blog so all credit to her for the idea (and do go read her post!).


Monday, 5 June 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (5th June - 11th June)

Hello Lovelies! Today was my last exam so I'm free, and you know it's kind of a scary thought but exciting at the same time. I feel like Rachel in Friends, welcome to the real world. This week I went for a super flamboyant theme, with lots of elegant and out there touches. Picks are from Zara Home and Chase and Wonder. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Lifestyle | Why You Need To Read This Shakespeare Parody

Hello Lovelies! As I'm sure a lot of you will know my dog Molly passed away a week ago from tomorrow, and obviously it's been a hard few days but that's something I'll save for another time. But I just wanted to thank you to all of you who have sent lovely messages. I haven't replied to them all yet, but it honestly means a lot. These past few days I've been away in the countryside, and between attempting to revise for my final exam on Monday, I've been reading The Incomplete Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (22nd May - 28th May)

Hello Lovelies! Most of us are obsessed with the perfect Pinterest office, so today's Monday Home Edit is all about that pretty Pinterest office look with some quirky added touches. Featured brands are Cox&Cox, Paperchase, Anthropologie, H&M Home and OhhDeer.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lifestyle | What I Learned At The Manfrotto Vlogging Masterclass

Hello Lovelies! Today I was at Manfrotto's Vlogging Masterclass, and I thought I'd share with you some of the things I learned there. The day was packed full with masterclasses on the best way to use youtube, lighting, and gadgets that can help you film (so I shall try my best to relay all that I can remember). I should probably say first that I'm really awful at the technical side of cameras and filming, so most of what I'm telling you in this post is more on the SEO youtube side of things because camera settings and the like really does go over my head. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (15th May - 21st May)

Hello Lovelies! This week I decided to go for a super fun Summer theme, with lots of pastels and bright colours. Picks are from OhhDeer, Urban Outfitters and Paperchase!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Lifestyle | Why You Should Blog When You Want, Not When You Have To

Hello Lovelies! I can honestly say that for the first time in a while of my nearly three years of blogging it has started to really stress me out. You can probably blame that on final year uni, which I have been a lot. But I realised that I absolutely love doing videos at the moment, and Instagram which both need a lot of time and effort, and yet blogging somehow is something I've stopped looking forward to. Nowadays it's a case of 'Oh god I need to blog' rather than happily sitting down with a cup of tea, and tapping away like a caffeinated chipmunk. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Lifestyle | Body Image and Self Acceptance

Hello Lovelies! It's Mental Health Awareness week so I thought I'd open up a little and talk about my struggle with body image and acceptance. Obviously if you get triggered by talk about weight, dieting and self image, feel free to sit this out and catch up with me in another post!


Monday, 8 May 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (8th - 14th May)

Hello Lovelies! Today's homeware edit is dedicated to H&M's new Tropical Touch range. I was browsing through their website and stumbled across it and let's just say I'm in love. It's all about being eclectic and mixing lots of different fabrics colours and textures!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lifestyle | Kew Gardens In Spring

Hello Lovelies! You know what it has honestly been a while since I've sat down and had a bit of a chat with you guys, so I thought a perfect place to start is by talking about my recent trip to Kew Gardens. I blogged about Kew in Autumn, but I decided to go back for my 21st birthday to see how things had changed (Kew looks so different in every season!). 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (1st May - 7th May)

Hello Lovelies! It's a bank holiday here which means a three day weekend (yay!). Not that it really means anything when you're a uni student, but I've taken the day to have a good long rest with my bae Netflix and I couldn't feel more relaxed. This week I decided to go for simple glamour with lovely little gold touches, with picks from Matalan, John Lewis, Lily Rose Co and Oliver Bonas!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Beauty | Pixi Copper Peach Mesmerizing Mineral Palette


Hello Lovelies! It honestly feels like the longest time since I've had my blog in shape. Final year has been a lot of work, but after finishing five essays this week I'm hoping to get things back on track in between intense revision sessions. Today we're talking palettes, and this time it's the super pretty Copper Peach Mesmerizing Mineral Palette (£15.00). Pixi is a brand I've dabbled in and had really mixed results. Their famous glow tonic broke my poor skin out, but their Honey Nectar Shea Butter Lip Balm is my go to lip, and I just love Pixi's Anti-redness Primer! So what did I think of this palette?


Monday, 24 April 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (24th April - 30th April)

Hello Lovelies! I'll keep this short and sweet, because I've got about a billion essays to do this week (and really shouldn't be blogging!). This week's picks are a mish mash of texture from Urban Outfitters and H&M home!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lifestyle | Confession, I'm The Queen Of Essay All Nighters

Hello Lovelies! My life at the moment is consumed by essays. Luckily I don't have a dissertation (yes!), but to make up for the word count I have a hell of a lot of essays left to do. About five essays that add up to a grand total of 15,000 words to be exact. Luckily I've finished one of those, but the deadline for all of them is next week (uh oh!). 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (17th April - 23rd April)

Hello Lovelies! Today's Home Edit is all about injecting a bit of fun and sass into your home. So we're talking outrageously bold colours, and a lot of fun design which is honestly 100% my thing. If you haven't guessed that by now, do you even read my blog? Picks are from Debenhams, French Bedroom Company, H&M 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Lush | Chick 'N' Mix Bath Bomb

Chick 'N' Mix Bath Bomb
Chick 'N' Mix Bath Bomb

Hello Lovelies! This year's Lush Easter collection honestly had me a little underwhelmed, only really because there was only one new bath bomb or bubble bar this year (if you don't include the exclusives) *sad face*. But Lush's Chick 'N' Mix bath bomb definitely made up for it all with its super fun and innovative design. With three parts, it's pretty similar to the likes of last year's Humpty Dumpty or Lush's classic Which Came First? Bath Bomb but with one key difference, the parts all come separate. Pretty cool right? Well pretty cool apart from it's a nightmare trying not to break it, which is really my only complaint. 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (10th April - 16th April)

Nowadays in fashion and homeware, one of the current obsessions seems to be updating vintage style. You only have to look at your shoes, dresses or shirts to see this. I mean remember when embroidery was associated with grandmas and being out of fashion, now you see it everywhere! So this week's edit is all about modern takes on old school style, and it's something to be honest that I really love. This week's picks are from Asos, OhhDeer, Sass and Belle, Joy and Urban Outfitters. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lifestyle | How To Grow You Audience Even When Instagram Is Shadow Banning

Hello Lovelies! I'll start this post off with a lil disclaimer. I am by no means an Instagram expert, I'm just a bit of an Instagram addict who uses the platform everyday. My love of Instagram, the photo aspect, not so much the company started last Summer and since then I've gained about 1,000 followers, averaging 100 a month so my account is very much growing despite that pesky algorithm (yay!). So in today's post I wanted to talk about shadow banning, and how I'm still growing my account even in these dark times...


Saturday, 8 April 2017

Fashion | Feeling Blue

Hello Lovelies! All throughout my life, my favourite colour has see-sawed between pink and blue, but recently I've been all about blue. So give me blue in all the pastel shades and I am one happy girl. One of my absolute Spring staples is this Vera Moda Gingham Ruffle Smock Dress which psst! is currently in sale at only £22.00! For me it's always hard to get used to smock fit dresses, because I love everything to be fitted (oversized clothes make me feel a bit like a paper bag), but I've embraced this pastel blue gingham number of dreams. My family have joked it makes me look like a picnic blanket, but hey at least it's a pretty picnic blanket!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (3rd April - 9th April)

Hello Lovelies! To put it simply this week I was inspired by parrots, and then that lead somehow to sloths, tigers and Rome inspired soap. My lesson learned this week is my brain obviously works in funny ways... This week's picks are from OhhDeer, House of Fraser and Urban Outfitters.


Home | Putting On A Spring Party In Style

Hello Lovelies! Spring will always be my favourite season. Who can say no to freshly picked daffodils, the prettiest blossoms, mini eggs a plenty and that British sunshine? So for today's post I thought I would talk all about hosting that perfect Spring party, complete with lots of cake, sweets and chocolate of course. To help me with putting on the perfect Spring party, Amara invited me to try out some homeware pieces from their site, and obviously as a massive homeware nerd I couldn't say no.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Home | The Monday Home Edit (27th March - 2nd April)

Hello Lovelies! Today's homeware picks are super fun and ostentatious. If you know my style well, you'll know I love fun and maximalist pieces so today's picks are right up my street. They're from MandS, Debenhams and Cuckooland.
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