Sunday, 24 November 2013

Surround yourself with the happiest people

Spending time with truly amazing people can have a dramatically positive impact on not only your mood, but on your entire perception of life too. I've been so lucky in life given the fact I've been completely blessed with an amazing family and lovely friends, but that doesn't mean there haven't been people who have had a negative effect on how I've felt in the past. It's funny how a few bad past experiences make you appreciate wonderful and special moments even more. An evening at Pitcher & Piano in Southampton and a walk along the marina was one of the best nights. I realised that nothing else in the world matters more than family and friends, and how important it is to surround yourself with people who make you wholly happy. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


What happens when a new MAC store opens in a nearby shopping centre? THE ABOVE HAPPENS, that's what. 

A trip to West Quay in Southampton with my mum to return a coat meant we had time to 'only visit' the new Mac store in John Lewis. We had no intention whatsoever to spend any money (I secretly did) and after a lovely lady revealed to my mum that she was half Italian, my mum decided she had to buy something considering she was Italian too... don't ask me how she came up with this proposal because I have no idea. 

Ruby Woo (click here) has always been a favourite of mine - the matte texture look it gives really stands out and the colour is different to all of the usual red lipsticks available out there. Mac describes its colour as 'Very matte vivid blue-red' and although I'm no expert when it comes to make-up, I would certainly recommend this shade to anyone. I'm not at all brave when it comes to experimenting in terms of makeup nor when it comes to outfits, but I'll be wearing this lipstick as often as I can despite the fact the colour itself is arguably quite daring.  

Lastly, I'm almost certain that the mac lipsticks are edible. After researching online, it seems I'm not the only one who thinks that the lipsticks smell good enough to eat; the smell can only be described as imitating the scent of a vanilla cake and at the price of £15, you're essentially buying a cake and a lipstick, so what more could a girl wish for?