Okay how on Earth is it September already? I hate to sound like everyone else in the UK, but Summer has literally flown by and I'm not quite ready to see it go and I especially don't want the light evenings to disappear. That aside, here's some pretty pictures from my Instagram taken during August!
If my love for pink wasn't obvious enough before, it's sickeningly obvious now. I can't help but see cute pink things and instantly need them! I bought the Yankee Candle Bunny Cake candle back at the start of Spring and have only brought myself to burn it briefly a few times, as it's just so cute that I want it to stick around forever, (award for the lamest person ever goes to...me!) I'm also still obsessed with my Victoria's Secret makeup bag, it's the perfect size for all of my everyday essential makeup and it surprisingly fits a lot more than you'd expect!
A lovely brand called Scent Circus popped some of their gorgeous wax melts over to me in the post and when I opened up the parcel, I was greeted by the most adorable personalised confetti! They took my name and the bow from my blog header (scroll up to be reminded!) and I just think it's the cutest thing ever. I love it when brands go that extra step to make something special for you and even though it was only little, it made my day.
Doll Face Sweet Rose Cleanser
Since following Doll Face on Instagram a while ago, I've been totally heart eyed over their pretty products and have been dying to try them out. As it's a US brand (I believe) I didn't think I'd be able to ship it to the UK, but to my surprise the brand is actually stocked on QVC UK! I was actually sent a couple of items to try out, which I was so excited about, how gorgeous is this Sweet Rose Cleanser?!
60th Birthday Cake
I made a 60th birthday cake for my boyfriend's Aunt and this was the outcome! I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I wish it could've been a little neater but I'm still pleased with the result, and those fondant floral decorations took me forever to make!! This wasn't the only think I baked during August but do check out my Instagram to see the rest if you fancy, and I'm often baking yummy things on my Snapchat too (catherine-mw), sorry for the not so obvious plugs there haha...
A trio of beauty products that I'm currently loving. I had a sample of this Intensive Anti-Spot Serum from Shisedo that I admittedly left it alone in my drawers for a while, you know how it is, yet one day I decided to give it a go, and I was surprised by how much I like it. It's a lightweight serum that sinks into the skins so quickly that you feel like it's not even there, and the next day it had definitely improved the state of any minor breakouts I had. Trust it to be heart-breakingly expensive though *sob*. I've also got the Rose & Co. Hand Cream on my bedside table at the moment, it smells and feels lovely and I love the beautiful packaging!
A Little Trip To Laduree
A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to London to watch the football and as we had some spare time in the day, he said he'd take me anywhere I wanted to go, he's a good egg isn't he. I was half tempted to subject him to Peggy Porschen again, but decided on Laduree as I'd never been before! Not quite my boyfriends scene but then can you picture me at the football surrounded by hooligans either?! The hot chocolate we had was literally the nicest I've ever tasted!
Half Up Pull Through Dutch Braid
Braided locks just have to be done during Summer don't they! This cute half up braid was inspired by the gorgeous Grace from Grace and Braver whilst lusting after her beautiful princess hair on Instagram. She did a really easy to follow tutorial on the full braid version here, and I simply turned it into a half up style! I love it, I think it's so unique and pretty!
Birthday Gifts from Lily Lolo
To celebrate the beauty brand Lily Lolo turning 11, they sent out a gorgeous box of pink birthday goodies to a handful of bloggers and I was thrilled to be one of them. Lily Lolo is a mineral makeup brand which is free of any parabens and nasties, and I can't wait to try out this selection of products. I particularly love the Nail Polish in Candy Floss and the Lip Gloss in English Rose!