The Conclusion of Everyday in August (31)

~ The Conclusion of Everyday in August ~ 

That's a wrap! I challenged myself at the beginning of August to ~try~ and blog everyday this month and yano what? I gave it my best shot. Ok yes, I may have failed a tiny tiny little bit in the past week - with some days, come 7am, there being no blog post. But, despite this, the first 3 weeks of August I did manage a post near enough everyday whilst on holiday for two of the weeks. For this I give myself a pat on the back! As this challenge has taken up a large chunk of my time this month, I felt it was only right to give it a conclusion. Talk you through some of my favourite posts and well, finish 'Everyday in August' properly... 

August Favourites | Everyday in August (29)

~ August Favourites ~

I'm sorry, the last week I've been a little bit inconsistent with blogging everyday... I'll just give you that lame excuse that I've been busy and haven't had time to blog. Shall we move swiftly on and I'll talk you through a few favourites of the month? Yes let's do that! Over the month of August I seem to have picked up a few beauty bits, read a few magazines and as you've probably seen.. travelled a little bit. August has probably been my favourites month of the year so far. So, to concluded this glorious month, I wanted to do a little bit of a summery post. Of course Everyday in August will get an official summery on Thursday, the last day of the month. But today, I wanted to do a little highlights post, because why not - like I said, I seem to have had a blast the past few weeks!

From Paris to Berlin | Everyday in August (27)

~ From Paris to Berlin ~

Never in my life did I think I'd actually carry out the actions sung by yano, those people, whoever it was.. you know the song 'From Paris to Berlin and every disco I get in...' ANYWAY, in the past few weeks I've been to both Paris and Berlin, now I thought to myself a little life catchup was needed. After being home just under a week I know have a whole lot of stuff I need to sort out, my life is going to be a little busy. So, why not tell you all about it, yes?!

CHOP CHOP | Everyday in August (25)

Now, despite me blogging (near enough) everyday this month, its been a while since I've actually taken proper outfit photos. With being on my holiday(s), life's been a little busy but finally I've had a few days to myself to catch-up and finally take some photos. Today, I wanted to show you what must be one of my most casual outfits - well 'dressed up casual' I like to call it (HAHA) I recently bought some new accessories and chopped the bottom of my long leg white wash jeans. So, in todays post I thought I'd chat a little about these... enjoy!

Converting to Liquid Lipstick | Everyday in August (24)

~ Converting to Liquid Lipstick ~
I can't believe I've got to August 2017 and am still yet to have tried a single liquid lipstick. Actually, that's a little bit wrong. Years and years ago I bought the Rimmel Apocolips 'lip lacquer' because at the time it seemed a new revolutionary thing. It was crap. It would bleed up my lips and not dry.. so so bad. BUT, fast forward a good few years, makeup has come a long way. Liquid lipstick (along with highlighter) is having its moment and I am ~finally~ in love and on the bandwagon!

Next Berlin Part 2 | Everyday in August (22)

~ Next Berlin ~
Part 2
Here I am, back with Part 2 of my Berlin snaps! As I said in yesterdays post, I didn't want to make my Berlin posts too bulky, so I have split them up.. here is the other 2 days we explored the capital. We visited the Aquarium, The Botanical Gardens, grabbed a bite to eat in a German wine bar were we literally had no idea what we were ordering.. very interesting experience! We finished the holiday with a hungover day by the Berlin Cathedral.. the best way to finish
 a holiday, right?!

Next Berlin Part 1 | Everyday in August (21)

~ Next Berlin ~
Part 1

Aaaaand that's trip number two done! Over the past fortnight I've been to 2 European cities and feel very lucky but incredibly tired right now! Having returned from my trip to Paris with my mum on the 10th, I was back on the plane to Berlin with my friend on the 14th.. oh I'm such a traveller. Today I wanted to share part one of my trip to the German capital. I've never been to Germany at all, so I was very excited to see what it had to offer. In total we were there for 3 whole days (with 2 days travelling) and between me learning my Year 9 German had well and truly been forgotten and lots of sight seeing, it was an extremely great week!

The Glory of Switching Off | Everyday in August (19)

~ The Glory of Switching Off ~

As I sit on the bed writing this, in a hotel room in Berlin I genuinely feel the embodiment of relaxed. Surrounded by a skyline I've never seen before, with people I (hopefully) have never met before, my only worry is what sight I'll be seeing today or what we'd like for lunch. There's nothing like being somewhere you don't know to really feel the glory of switiching off.

Round-up of Everyday in August - So Far! (18)

~ Round-up of Everyday in August - So Far! ~

Well hello there, today is the 18th of August which, to be honest, is a little scary that we're over half way through the month. For me, it feels like yesterday I started Everyday in August (and doesn't feel like that long ago I was planning this whole thing!) So today I simply wanted to do a little round up of my posts so far this month. Unlike I did with Blogmas last year, were I did a weekly round up every Sunday, I'm doing a little round up of the past 18 days.. (minus one day I didn't manage to get a post up.. I'd been on holiday ok leave me alone hahaha)

How I Keep Myself Well & Motivated | Everyday in August (16)

~ How I Keep Myself Well & Motivated ~

I'm all for taking care of myself. I seem to have seen the phrase 'Self-Care' being used a lot on social media and blogging lately and I very much am all for it. At the end of the day, you only have yourself so taking care of your body and keeping well is essentially. With this I always tend to find if I'm feeling well I'm very motivated with it. So today I wanted to write a few points as to how I keep myself Well and Motivated. Of course everyone has their down days, but I do like to be a positive thinker and keep well.

My Journey with Alcohol | Everyday in August (17)

~ My Journey with Alcohol ~
As I am only around a month away from my 21st birthday, it will mark 3 whole years of illegally being allowed to buy alcohol. In these 3 years (and a couple of years before #rebel) I feel like I've had an up and down journey with alcohol, from being sociable and loving it whilst in sixth form, to hating the whole 'going out clubbing' thing - to now, loving it/ hating it all at the same time.. its been up and down but I finally feel like I've found how to enjoy myself, whether alcohol is involved or not.. 

Á Paris Part 2 | Everyday in August (15)

~ Á Paris Part 2 ~
Welcome back! Ready for yet more photos of my trip to Paris? COURSE YOU ARE. Today I have some key places we visited on day 3 & 4 of our trip. This included the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg, Notre Dame and the ~original~ Diptyque store. Unlike the previous day (day 2), it didn't pour down with rain for the final 2 days of our trip, so these photos are a little less dull (although I have tried to edit the other photos to appear brighter!) hope you enjoy my little snippets of Paris..

Á Paris Part 1 | Everyday in August (14)

~ Á Paris Part 1 ~
After going on about it for what felt like an age, I finally went on my early-birthday-present trip to Paris, AAAH. In all honesty it was the best trip I've been on for a long long time and I completely fell in love with the city. Me and my mum spent 4 (long) days there, walking miles and exploring everywhere we could think of. Despite the rain (yeah it kinda rained for 2 days lol) it didn't dampen our spirits as we saw everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc De Triomphe as well as the less ~busy~ places.. I really did have the BEST few days.

The Feminism Edit | Everyday in August (13)

~ The Feminism Edit ~
 Girl Power? Every time. More and more am I seeing these types of t-shirts about. 'Feminist. 'We Should All Be Feminists'. 'Feminism'. More and more is it being used, less and less is it being stigmatised. We should obvious all be feminist. Why should you think you shouldn't be. Men and Women are literally equal, why would you think otherwise.

A Parisian Stationary Haul | Everyday in August (12)

~ A Parisian Stationary Haul ~
Whilst in Paris this week, I seemed to have picked up quite a few stationary bits. Whether I ~actually~ need them or not is another question, but when I saw these bits of stationary sitting pretty in various shops, I couldn't resist. Do I really need paperclips with pom-poms on? Probably not. But when you're buying things with a different currency, the price of things seems to be irreverent. 12 euros for a small notebook? - seems fine when you have no idea how much 12 euros is in pounds HAHA.

My Favourite Instagrams of the Moment! | Everyday in August (10)

  ~ My Favourite Instagrams of the Moment! ~
Now it seems lately that Instagram seem to be on their own little self destruct mission. It seems once they change their algorithm Instagram well and truly went to shit. No, I don't want to see a photo from 3 days ago, how about one from 3 minutes ago first?! So, to spread a little positivity, I thought I'd put a quickly little post together on 5 Instagram blogging ladies I have loved lately, with every post or Insta stories I have found myself liking most or (if I forget from time to time) simply scrolling through their feed simply thinking 'how have they made that photo look so nice?!!' ..

Let's Talk 'Brows | Everyday in August (9)

 ~ Let's Talk 'Brows ~ 
Now it seems, since Cara Delevingne graced the stage a few years back with here truly uh-mazing thick eyebrows, the world has gone crazy. Every gimmick imaginable has been dreamed up to achieve the perfect brow. Gone are the days of the 90s were it seems thin/ over-plucked brows were the ones, now its all about the thick, full of life 'perfect brow'. I of course haven't been blessed with the best of brows, but they aren't as sparse as they could be -  overall I wish there were more hair there but I can live with it. Today I wanted to show you my very minimal brow routine that, admittedly does not take a life time, but I seem to find it never lets me down...

A Few Pieces on My Topshop Wishlist | Everyday in August (8)

~ A Few Pieces on My Topshop Wishlist ~

Fantasy shopping, a sport I am near Olympic level good at. The past few weeks I seem to have really really loved EVERYTHING on the Topshop website. Whether it be every top in the 'New In' section or the pretty bags in the 'Accessories' bit.. everything is just making me cry slightly because I really do need to start saving my pennies now. BUT, there's no harm in having a little browse from time to time is there?!

The Book List #9 | Everyday in August (7)

~ The Book List #9 // Everyday in August Day 6 ~

Everyone loves a good book, agreed?! There's nothing like tucking up in bed, all cosy (whether it be Summer or Winter) and getting lost in the storylines, the characters, the plot - forget real life. For a while now, I'll admit, I haven't been in the reading mood. Each night I wanted to sleep, not read. But, having wandered into WHSmith on a whim, I spotted 'Paris for One' by Jojo Moyes. Being a fan of her previous work (surely you've heard of Me Before You) I couldn't resist picking it up and getting struck right in..

Staying Safe in The Sun | Everyday in August (6)

~ Staying Safe in The Sun ~

We are not all blessed in life. Some are graced with that sun-kissed skin that once placed in front of the beating sun, continues to darken and a sudden glow appears... and some like me are given pasty skin that burns when even looking at the sun through the window. In keeping with this, I thought I'd put a post together about my best friend when the summer sun hits: Sun Cream. Tips on how I ~try~ to avoid those painfully red shoulders or Rudolph-like nose that I have so often developed as a child.. Some of these tips you may know, some may be brand new news, but having been that person who has been as red as a post box in the past, I feel like nowadays I have some tips as how I avoid it.

For Those Summer Nights | Everyday in August (5)

~ For Those Summer Nights ~

Self-admittedly I am a girly girl. If every I see anything pink - my eyes are drawn. So, with this in mind, imagine me when I was scrolling through the NEXT sale last week. This Mango dress popped up, in all its fuchsia pink glory for near enough half the price off. Yep, as you can tell I quickly snapped it up.

Let's Drink Frosés! | Everyday in August (4)

 ~ Let's Drink Frosés ~

I've had it in my head for quite a while now. The fact that I NEED to make Frosés - probably says a lot about me really doesn't it, the fact I haven't stopped thinking about making some for of alcoholic cocktail, I just love me some rosé!  As I'm now off for the Summer, making Frosés at 4pm yesterday (a Wednesday haha) seems completely fine - primetime drinking would you say?! So, I reached for the Barefoot (there isn't any better wine brand in my opinion), cut up a few strawberries and despite them not being extremely ~frozen~ as the name suggests (I ran out of ice) the end result was pretty darn nice!

Thoughts on Ouai 'Clean' Shampoo & Conditioner | Everyday in August (3)

~ Thoughts on Ouai Shampoo & Conditioner ~

A few weeks back I wrote a post about beauty bits I had picked up lately. Within that post I briefly talked about these two products - the Ouai 'Clean' Shampoo and Conditioner. Having heard lots of people chat about these in the ol' Blogosphere I was ~compelled~ to buy them, when things look pretty on Instagram its very hard not to want a piece of the action..

LOLLIPOP | Everyday in August (2)


Well it seems strange now, being back with an outfit post.. its surprising what a couple of weeks away can do. I almost seem refreshed. But, with it now being Day 2 of Everyday in August (Ooo I'm doing well so far!) I thought I'd show you a dreamy playsuit I picked up in Next a few weeks ago. I's comfy, its linen and it striped baby pink and white... that's a very good recipe, agreed?!

Welcome to Everyday in August (& Catch up!)

~ Welcome to Everyday in August ~
Well hello there, or rather, welcome back! My blog has been a little quite over July, my life seemed to actually be quite busy for once, full of exciting things, so the blog took a back seat.. BUT, as you can tell from the title, this is all going to change, as I plan to blog every day in August! I say 'plan' because there is always that doubt in the back of my mind that it wouldn't be possible. Saying that though, I managed Blogmas last year while simultaneously working full time.. so as I've now finished my full time job this 'Everyday in August' should be a doodle ~she says~