27 March 2015

Four Years

Dress - ASOS
Leather Jacket - Topshop Boutique



Yesterday was mine and Tom's four year anniversary together so we went out for dinner and drinks to celebrate! He met me after work in Camden and we went down to the Camden Locks and sat outside (even though it was a bit chilly!) with a few drinks. I'd booked us dinner at the Blue Print Cafe which is right by the Tower of London. So we got the tube to London Bridge and then had a nice leisurely stroll by the river to the restaurant. I'm so glad it wasn't raining as it was such a lovely walk. Since moving to London I hadn't actually seen Tower Bridge so that was awesome, it looked so nice and it was really quiet. 

We decided to go for the fixed menu at Blue Print Cafe and we both actually ate the exact same food! We had salt beef to start and then the most delicious lamb I have ever had in my life. All washed down with a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio. The service at the restaurant was amazing, in my booking I had said it was our anniversary and they had made a note of it so when we arrived they congratulated us. They kept our bottle of wine in a cooler but made sure the glasses were never empty, perfect ;)

All in all I had an amazing day, we don't often go out just the two of us so it was really special to spend all evening out together. We've decided to make sure we make the effort to go out for meals more regularly as we both had an amazing time in a part of London that we wouldn't usually go to. 

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Tori

24 March 2015

A Little Boots Haul



I was doing so well with the regularly blogging this month, but I slacked off a bit the last few days. I didn't take any photos last Sunday and was home the weekend just gone so haven't taken any then either. So not sure how I'm going to write posts this week! These photos I've taken from my instagram. I need it to be daylight when I get home from work!! Blogger problems.

I went shopping with my mum on Saturday and picked up a few things from Boots. I'd been looking to try a new eyebrow product for a while so I went for the Soap and Glory Brow Tint and Precision Shaping pencil. My Estee Lauder bronzer is finally coming to the end so I needed to pick up a replacement, I can't quite afford the Estee Lauder one at the moment so I went for another Soap and Glory product. This is the Solar Powder bronzer which I have heard so many good things about so excited to give this a try! And then it was 3 for 2 on all make up so obviously I had to get a third item so I chose another Essie nail polish because I am literally obsessed. This is Sand Tropez and I'm sure it will pop up in a nail post soon!

I have been really lovely wearing the bracelets that are in my 2nd photo, I usually just wear my Pandora bracelets so all my other ones get forgotten. But my dad gave me the orange and brown one after he came back from his travels and it didn't really go with my Pandora bracelets so I dug out some other old faves. No idea where any of them are from but I'm really enjoying wearing them!

I hope you don't mind that these are just instagram photos but sometimes I find it interesting to hear a bit more about the photo that I wouldn't write on instagram. I'm going to try really hard to keep organised and taking photos when I can. I can't wait til the clocks go back so I can have some daylight in the evenings!

Hope you all have a great week!

Tori

18 March 2015

Birthday Clothes Wishlist


Dungarees | ASOS
Cropped T-shirt | Urban Outfitters
White Slip Ons | Topshop

Yes, that's right. Another birthday wish list! I have been looking for a pair of dungarees for ages, obviously inspired by the babe that is Alexa Chung! 



I think they are such a fun piece to style and I think I've found my perfect ones on ASOS. I love the flash of ankle and the colour of the denim is amazing. I would wear them over this gorgeous stripy cropped t-shirt which I think would be perfect for spring weather, whenever the sunshine decides to arrive! And keeping with the spring theme I'd go for some white slip ons. I've never had white shoes as every time I have debated buying any I've remember how many pairs of shoes I've managed to ruin... But now I'm no longer at uni I think I'd be able to take care of them!

Folli Follie challenged me to create an outfit with no accessories, this outfit will then be sent to another blogger and they get to choose what accessories they think will go with it! I think this outfit would be perfect with some delicate silver bracelets and some over sized aviator sunglasses. Obviously I'd probably throw on some rings too as I seem to be a bit obsessed with rings right now!

What do you think of dungarees? Yay or nay?

Tori

16 March 2015

Birthday Beauty Wishlist


It has been a while since I last did a wishlist post but I have been watching a lot of beauty videos recently and browsing Space NK. It is also my birthday in just over a month so if any family members are reading this... ;)

The first two products are ones I have wanted for a while, Anna from Vivanna Does Makeup used to use the By Terry Touche Veloutee a lot and I recently re-watched one of her old makeup tutorials where she used it. It sounds like the perfect under eye concealer. I currently use the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer but I'm finding that it's a bit too heavy for my liking at the moment. The second product is the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse which is an oil that can be used on your body or in your hair but I'd be buying it for my hair, I like that it would give a nice shimmer to your hair. 

The other two products are relatively new. The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow has had rave reviews and I've recently got into contouring thanks to the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder so I'd love to give this one a go! Finally is the new Nars foundation, I really wanted to try Sheer glow but never got round to it. But the name of this foundation makes me think it would be perfect for me, lasts all day but isn't heavy. I usually find that foundations that say they last all day are usually quite heavy feeling on the skin which I don't really like.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know if they are any good, or if you really didn't get on with them!

Hope you have a lovely week 

Tori

14 March 2015

NOTD | Essie Warm and Toasty Turtleneck




Another NOTD with another Essie favourite! This is unlike any other colour in my collection, it's a gorgeous muted purple that is probably not very spring appropriate but never mind. I'm currently wearing a deep berry shade so definitely not following the spring trend to wear pastels!
I also love the name of this colour 'Warm and Toasty Turtleneck', how cute??

What do you think?

Tori

12 March 2015

Review | Fleur De Force The Glam Guide





I've always been a huge fan of Fleur's channel, it is one of few channels that I think appeal to my age group rather than 12 year old girls. So when Fleur announced she was releasing a book I was actually quite excited! 

I would compare this book to Lauren Conrad's Beauty and Style books. There are 7 sections as well as an intro and note to subscribers. I think this book would appeal to a pretty big age range, and you don't have to be a subscriber to like it. I really enjoyed reading this book and it's one I would go back to several times. My favourite sections were the hair section as Fleur has absolutely amazing hair and the more personal section at the end where there was this adorable photo of her and Mike.

The tips given throughout the book are really helpful and not at all patronising or too simplistic. I think a lot of people would learn some new beauty or style tricks from this book. At only £7.49 from Amazon I would highly recommend picking this up. And at least it would make a gorgeous coffee table book, I mean look at the rose gold lettering *heart-eyed emoji*

Would you consider buying this book?

Tori

10 March 2015

Current Hair Favourites

Hair Products


A lot of the products I use on my hair have been the same for quite a while. I am still dedicated to the Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme, it gives my hair some definition without leaving it feeling crispy or loaded with product. I apply this and the Toni and Guy Radiating Tropical Elixir when my hair is wet. The Toni and Guy product is like an oil and I think that I have to give this the credit for helping my hair grow. My hair has been stuck at the same length for years but in the last couple of months people have started to comment on how much it is growing, finally!

I am fairly simple with my hair, definitely a wash and go kind of girl. So for use on dry hair there is only 3 products I really reach for. Obviously Batiste, who doesn't use this? For days when I'm too lazy to wash my hair or just to help give a bit more volume. Also for texture is the Bumble and Bumble City Swept Finish, this product is similar to most texturising sprays but it's a bit more wet so I find it holds the shape better than drier ones I've tried. Finally is the Fudge Urban hairspray, this stuff smells delicious and I'm on my 2nd bottle. It holds hair styles well, it's not the strongest hold I've ever had but I tend not to like super strong hair sprays cause they make my hair feel crispy.

Is there anything you think I'm missing? Any wonder products you'd like to recommend?

Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Tori