23 May 2016

How I Edit and Schedule my Instagram Posts

I never upload images to Instagram straight from my phone. Ever. I like to take photos with my DSLR, and I like to have a white border around all them, too. It's a little bit of a process I go through to edit and schedule my images, so I decided to share with you how I do it, and the apps I use. 

First up, the editing process. I use pixlr.com to edit and re-size my images. I either upload the images I want to use from my SD card, or if there does happen to be an image on my phone I want to use I simply upload that image to the Dropbox app on my phone, which in turn automatically uploads the image to the Dropbox folder on my laptop. Super simple. 

20 May 2016

Non-UV Gel Nails | Rimmel vs Barry M

I don't wear nail polish very often, and when I do it seems to chip as soon as it's dry. On the rare occasion I do paint my nails, I'd like it to last more than a few hours without chipping. That's where gel nails come in...

I can't actually have 'real' UV gel nails, as I can't wear nail polish for work. This is why I was interested in non-UV gel nail polish which can be removed with standard nail polish remover but claims to last longer than regular nail polish. 

18 May 2016

Inspired by Alexa | Part III

Today is the third and final (and possibly my favourite) outfit Inspired by Alexa. This week I was inspired by this image, and I think this is the most spot on of the three outfits. 

I love white jeans for spring/summer, they're so light and fresh. Pairing white jeans with a white shirt gives it a smarter look. 

16 May 2016

Styling Ladder Shelving

When I decided to re-decorate my bedroom last summer, I came across ladder shelving and I knew I wanted some for my newly decorated room. I searched Amazon, came across these white ladder shelves and snapped them up. Most of the others online weren't very big at all and I wanted a full size set of shelves. 

I don't really use mine as a book shelf as such, more just for decoration. 

13 May 2016

New from Chanel | Rouge Coco Stylo

At the Fenwick Beauty Week Launch I was kindly given one of the new Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Lipsticks in my goody bag. I was super excited to have my first Chanel lipstick and couldn't wait to try it out. I received the shade 206 Histoire - a fresh, vibrant and intense red. 

The Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo is described as a lipstick for "women who don't want to choose between colour, shine and lip care. In one easy step, this lipstick pen accentuates a style and personality to match every mood and colour."

11 May 2016

Inspired by Alexa | Part II

If you caught last Wednesday's post, Inspired by Alexa | Part I, you'll know that I've been inspired by my Alexa Chung board on Pinterest to put together some outfits inspired by the style icon. Here's the second in the series...

I was inspired by this outfit and immediately thought of my checked pinafore dress. I decided to layer a plain white shirt under this dress, the opposite of Alexa's plain black dress with a monochrome printed shirt underneath. 

9 May 2016

Sea & Soil, Amble | A (besties) Date Night

A couple of weeks ago, on my birthday, my bestie and I decided to treat ourselves to a date night at Sea & Soil, Amble. The restaurant has been open for a few years now, but we just hadn't gotten around to trying it out, so as a birthday treat we decided to (eventually) eat out at Sea & Soil. 

When we arrived, the first thing I noticed was that there was only us and one other customer in the restaurant. The atmosphere was very friendly and cosy though, not uncomfortable at all. I loved the rustic d├ęcor and lighting. We sat by the window, which was great for people watching. The playlist was fab, too - Tom Odel, James Bay and Jason Mraz all added to the relaxed vibe Sea & Soil have going on.