Saturday, 11 March 2017

Weekend in the Lake District

Last month I had the chance to visit my friend Alice in Cumbria and of course I thought I'd share some of my many photos with you. I love the Lake District, it's a beautiful place and I had the chance to visit some places I'd never been before, despite the cold and rainy February weather I had a great time.

On our first day out we visited Tarn Hows, it was a great place to walk around with pretty views of the snow at the top of the hills and blue skies. I made friends with a couple of posing ducks as you can see below, and I particularly liked the trees with pennies in them. I find them so interesting and wonder who started it and for what reason.

We then stopped at Windermere for some lunch (we both had soup of the day) before heading on for our next adventure at Levens deer park. There are two separate sides to the deer park, divided by the river. We walked through the first half and didn't manage to spot too many deer, although there was a little family with its young which we spotted. Then we had quite an adventure crossing to the other side via country lanes, spotting some birds and sheep on our way. Then back through the deer park we managed to find a LOT of deer. That's where they were hiding!

After finishing the very muddy walk through the deer park, we called it a day for exploring and went out for tea and cocktails. The next day which was my last full day of visiting the lakes this time around, we started the day by heading to the Lakes Aquarium. I love places like this as I'm a big animal lover and this was more than an aquarium, there were also marmosets and otters and more.

After stopping for lunch at a cafe by the aquarium, we headed on to Fell Foot. It was only a short place to walk around but it was lovely. The views of the lake and the boats were great and Alice says it's a good place to visit in the summer too!

The last adventure of the weekend was a walk up Gummers How. I'm not quite use to walking these hills like Alice is so I was quite out of breath (which is an understatement) by the time we reached the top, but the view was worth it.

If you want to see some more photo's of the beautiful lakes, Alice also wrote a blog post about this weekend which you can find here.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Instagram Diary 02

I was planning on getting this posted on Sunday (my usual posting day) but I didn't quite have time to finish it off as I spent the weekend visiting a friend in the Lake District - post coming soon. Here's some of the photos I've posted to Instagram lately, you can find more on my profile here.

Back to adding some more wildlife photography to my Instagram here are some winter photos of (left) a Robin in the Lake District from a while ago and (right) a Great Tit in the woods close to my home. The cacti in the centre are starting to grow at last and they look so pretty.

My most worn nail polish through January had to be this purple shade by Maybelline, it's such a great autumn/winter shade. These boots from London Rebel (asos) are amazing, I love getting new shoes and they're surprisingly easier to walk in than I imagined. I love sunsets and the way the sky changes colour, it's so lovely to watch.

When in B&Q I have to go and check out the plant section and once I thought this cactus looked like Mickey Mouse there was no way I could leave it there. A photo of a Dunnock which aren't that easy to photograph, they move so quickly. My monthly favourites for January, you can read more about those here.

 I've seen a lot about the PS (Primark) false nails lately so I bought some to try, although I've not tried them out just yet. A pretty starling posing out in the garden last week, And a throwback photo to strolling around London last year, this was taken in Neal's Yard in Covent Garden.

These three photos were taken this last weekend when I visited the Lake District (post coming soon). The first photo was taken at the top of Gummer's How (I was very worn out by the time I reached the top). The second was taken at the Lakes Aquarium which I thought was cute as I managed to capture what looks like the cast of Finding Nemo/Dory. And finally my latest snap is of Postman Pat's post office in Kendal. It's no longer a post office but it was still a cute little feature to see and read about where the author got some of his inspiration for the tv series from.

Hope you enjoyed this post.


Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Favourites

I haven't written a monthly favourites in so so long but seen as I've been wearing these quite a lot this month, I thought I would share them with you.

NYX Lip Liner (Sugar Glass) and NYX Lipstick Suede (SandStorm) - This NYX lip duo has been my favourite thing to wear on my lips this month, I've been looking for the perfect nude shade and I think this could be it. I'll actually be writing a blog post on this duo soon so stay tuned to see some swatches. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - This foundation is the first 'high-end' foundation I've actually tried and I love it! It lasts all day and there's not another foundation I've tried so far that can beat it.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish (25/Plump it up) - I've been wearing this nail polish almost all of January, it's a lovely deep purple shade and perfect for winter months before I start to reintroduce my bright spring polishes.

Lucifer TV show - Non-beauty favourite of the month has to be the TV show Lucifer, (although it's not actually on TV, it's available to watch on Amazon Prime). In this show Lucifer is the devil who has come back to earth and starts to work for the LAPD, I don't know what it is about detective shows but I just love them and they're even better when they have a twist too. Another favourite of mine at the moment is Grimm.

What have been your favourites this month?


Sunday, 22 January 2017

NYX soft matte lip cream

If you follow me over on Instagram you'll probably know that i'm starting to become a big Nyx fan. Last year I reviewed the Tame and Frame brow pomade which you can read here. The first product I ever bought by Nyx was this Soft Matte Lip Cream, I only have the one at the moment but I love it, I was torn between the shade London and Stockholm and eventually decided to go for Stockholm. 

The soft matte lip cream goes on really smooth and creamy, as you'd expect and then dries to a matte finish. It's not like your usual matte liquid lipstick as it's quite buttery rather than a liquid. The shade Stockholm that I went for is more of a pink-nude than a brown-nude, which although I've worn it all year round since I got it in June it is much more of a Spring/summer shade. I've found that they aren't the most long lasting product ever, the lip cream tends to wear off once you've eaten something but apart from that it stays put for a few hours.

I can't wait to try out some different shades. You can get the Nyx soft matte lip cream in this shade and more here for £5.50.