TRAVEL // Corfu Travel Diary Pt. 3

Monday, 28 September 2015

Hello my lovelies!
Today comes the last post in my travel diaries regarding to Corfu. As I'm sure you've seen in the other two posts, it really is a beautiful island full of views to die for, culture and greek food. This post is focused around my favourite spot we found on the island - Paleokastritsa. It's on the west coast and pretty built up with plenty of coves and small beaches. Fortunately, quite a few have reasonably priced loungers and parasols (3 loungers and 1 parasol generally got $11). Anyway, like I said in an earlier post, if I returned to the Corfu, this is where I'd stay - no doubt.


FASHION // My go-to travel outfit

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Hey there!
When I pack for a holiday I like to be prepared. I want clothing for every occasion, even if I'm only taking hand luggage. I have found that, for me, this involves swing dresses a plenty. They are light and flowy, so perfect for hot climates with a pair of cycle shorts underneath. They can also be paired with tights, a leather jacket and boots for when it's that bit colder. I packed no fewer than 4 swing dresses for my recent trip to Corfu but this one is my favourite.


I got this dress three years ago from Primark and have worn it like crazy since. The colours are lovely and bright and I cannot say no to an aztec-esque print. This one is a nice light cotton which looked so much more expensive than it's £13 price point.


I paired it with my new New Balance 574 trainers for exploring Corfu Town. They are super comfy and perfect for navigating cobbled streets and stairs.

Obviously sunglasses aren't optional in 35 degree heat and my RayBan Clubmasters were on my face all day. Lastly, I used my new fold over leather clutch from Topshop as a day bag. It was the last one hidden in the stockroom at my local store - how lucky!

What are your go-to outfits when you're travelling? Let me know!

BEAUTY // L'Oreal Color Riche La Palette Eye Shadow Riche Rose

Monday, 21 September 2015

Hello there!

Today I share with you a single purchase I made on the plane when I went to Corfu. I was tempted by the big reduction from the RRP to find that it isn't actually sold for that much on the high street but I got it for an okay price anyway so it doesn't matter! I have had a little obsession with eye palettes recently (see my collection here, here, here and here). I like the rose gold tones in the Naked 3 palette but I have quite a cool complexion and it doesn't seem like the type of colour palette that would suit me. However, this rose toned palette was a much more purse friendly and I thought 'hey - why not try something new!'

TRAVEL // Corfu Travel Diary Pt. 2

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Today I'm sharing with you a few more snaps from my trip to Corfu at the end of August. We decided to do an island tour excursion (The Grand Island Tour as it goes. The company we chose was completely unorganized and it was just a downer but it did show us some beauty - that's for sure). The tour took us to the Achilleion Palace to see plenty of beautiful art and gardens. If I could live in that building I could. With views for miles and plenty of history, it's definitely worth a see.


STUDY // Thoughts of a final year student

Monday, 14 September 2015

My final year of university is fast approaching and, of course, I cannot stop thinking about it. I like to write lists and so I thought I'd right a list. Soon enough my lists will be of deadlines and to bin the dodgy milk and that's something I'm not looking forward to. Either way, if you are starting to feel this way, let me know!


LIFESTYLE // A new blog schedule

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Hello my lovelies!
I do hope you're having a good Sunday. I know what you're thinking. It's probably something along the lines of 'a Sunday post? Oh my, has she gone mad?! She never posts on a Sunday' or perhaps 'Ergh, it's Monday tomorrow. Can I have a time machine please'. Either way, I'm posting today just to give you all a little heads up on how my blogging schedule is going to change.

image2-4 As you may know, I am a university student and I find it incredibly difficult to keep up with my blog during term time. I'm starting my Masters year this year and so will be in the lab lots, as well as studying, and I expect that my free time will be equal to about zero (± 5 minutes). However, in an attempt to keep this up, I'm cutting down the number of posts to just 2 a week.

I know what you're thinking - 2 posts isn't really much of a reduction - but we'll see how it works. I've been spending a lot of time coming up with blog post ideas and scheduling them with dates from now until the near future. If you want to see how I've done this, let me know! I'm happy to share!

Anyway, posts will now be going live on Monday and Thursday at 9am.

That is all for this little announcement. Happy Sunday!

FASHION // My Favourite Swimsuit

Friday, 11 September 2015

What is it about swimwear that makes us all go ERGH and go squeal in the corner as if there is a 20 foot tarantula in the room? Last Summer I wrote a post here about how to find swimwear because I, somehow, have quite a large collection. I look here, there and everywhere and really am quite open minded when it comes to styles. I'm not a size 8 and I know that a skimpy plunging swimsuit with lots of cut outs isn't going to suit me. However, if I want a plunging neckline and mesh detailing it is possible. I just need to find the right cut for me. That's where this bad boy comes in. At just £18 in Sainsbury's it was everything I wanted and more.


TRAVEL // Corfu Travel Diary Pt. 1

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

As you may have noticed on Instagram, I have just come back from a trip to Corfu with my parents. I had never visited Greece or any Greek islands and it seemed like the right time to go. We hopped on a plane and made our way to the tiny island filled with cats, expensive diet coke and Greek food a plenty.

We arrived at about midday on our first day and decided to use that day to relax and have a little wander around our hotel and surrounding areas. We stayed at the Ariti Grand Hotel, who had the most lovely staff, and beautiful views of Kanoni. Of course, wine was flowing due to the whole 35 degree thing. Our hotel was just 10-15 minutes from Corfu Town on the bus and a 5 minute walk from a beach. Can you talk about convenient?


FASHION // NEW IN : New Balance

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hey there!
For so long (okay 18 months) I have wanted a pair of New Balance sneakers. I have been a Converse girl since I was 12 and haven't varied far from that trainer-wise. I have a pair of Vans and Toms but the New Balances seemed that bit more expensive (coming from the girl who has never paid full price for a pair of Converse).

Anyway, my trusty stars and stripes Converse that got me through the entirety of undergrad labs got completely and utterly ruined after getting stuck in a thunderstorm and I was in need of a new pair of lab shoes. I decided that now was the right time to invest in some NB sneakers. It just felt like the right move.

Drama aside, I ended up ordering a pair from Urban Outfitters in their sale. I have rather large feet and so I ordered the Mens version of the 574 which fit perfectly. There are some perks to having abnormally large feet it seems.