Monday, 31 August 2015

Life Through A Lens #9

How is it the end of August already? I swear someone has had this year on fast forward. Scott and I officially get married in five days... yep, FIVE teeny tiny days! I'm feeling a mixed bag of holy shitballs, this is amazing/petrifying/someone pour me a large G&T! Not to mention a tad stressed at the fact that I still have an endless amount of paper to stick together and 120 order of services to make. 


Anyways, enough of the wedding chit chat. August has been... interesting, if not a little quieter than usual around these parts. I'll be back with a bang mid-September and my word, I've got SOOO much to tell you guys! I'll hopefully be trying to schedule a few bits and pieces in here and there, but for now, I hope you've all had an incredible August and here's to an amazing September!

One last little thing. 

I am absolutely OVER THE MOON to have been shortlisted for the Bloggers Blog Award - Best International Beauty Blog, alongside the absolutely gorgeous Stacey from Expat Makeup Addict and a whole bunch of other fabulous girls. Regardless of who your faves are, do make sure you cast your votes as Hayley from Tea Party Beauty has put in an incredible amount of hard work and effort to pull this off for everyone to enjoy - she's a star! You can check out all of those shortlisted and vote here.

...and that's enough from me! Here we go:


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

August Beauty Wish List

If there's one thing that I certainly need more of, it's beauty products... *scoff*  I know, I know... but I feel like over the last few weeks, I've been obsessing over my make up collection way more than usual. I'm like, 'I NEED EVERYTHING!' Seriously, first world problems guys. 

Anyhoo, I thought I'd throw together a quick wish list post so that you could have a peek at what's topping my want/need list this month, plus, I'm kinda hoping you'll share your opinions if you've tried any of these. Enable me girls and boys!!

August Beauty Wish List, Effortlessly Excessive


Monday, 24 August 2015

Naked Skin - Cheating A Good Night's Sleep

Before we get stuck into the review today, I just want to apologise for the uninspiring photography that we've got going on in this post. I'm currently crashing at my rents house with zero props and pieces so yea, we're going in with a cushion. 

Anyway, I've been lusting after the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer for what feels like a lifetime, so I knew that as soon as I was back in the UK, it would be straight in my shopping basket. 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Fair Neutral Review and Swatches

Sunday, 23 August 2015

LUSH Creamy Candy

If there's one thing I'm a sucker for, it's a LUSH bubble bar. I live for the stuff! It's not often I get the chance to indulge in a relaxing bath in Finland as baths are scarce, however, as soon as my feet touch base in the UK, I make sure I run out and stock up on bubbly treats for a long-overdue soak in the tub. 

The other week, I used up an old Mother Superior bubble bar that I'd had stashed away from earlier this year. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have spied it. I shall spare you the deets as I've mentioned it previously on here. No, today we are talking about the heavenly Creamy Candy Bubble Bar from LUSH. Recently re-formulated, this gorgeous bath time treat is seriously amazeballs!

LUSH Creamy Candy Bubble Bar Review


Friday, 21 August 2015

Warm Peach Salad

I'm hitting you with another foodie post today, but fear not, it'll be much healthier than the delicious chocolate cake recipe I posted a few weeks ago! (Apologies for ruining any diets with that one.) So, here we are with a light, Summer, warm peach salad recipe which I threw together one evening for a healthy dinner. It's super quick and simple to make and what's more, it makes fine Instagram material! 

So what are you waiting for? 

Grab your apron and let's get started! 

Warm Peach Salad Recipe
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