Sunday, 20 March 2016

Skin Care Routine For REALLY Oily Skin

So after much trial and error, I finally have a skincare routine I love and have no plans on tweaking anytime soon. I have VERY VERY oily skin and sadly I find it so hard to find products designed for me, because every brand considered oily skin and acne prone skin to be the same thing, and trust me, it's not. 

It took me a long time to learn that make-up wipes are not partially good for your skin, and that you're actually meant to spend as much time as you do putting your make-up on, as you do cleaning it off or preping before hand. These are things that should be taught in school don't you think? Along with facts like how you're vagina is self cleaning (TMI?) these are just not things we are told.

Anyway, if you're interesting in hearing in detail about the products I use, watch the video below (Oh and if you subscribe to my youtube, I will love you forever), if can't be bothered to hear me go on for the next 10 minutes, and you're just looking for some new products to try for you're oily skin, then don't worry the links are below... 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Blogging In Brighton

H&M Cactus T-Shirt - Pale Aesthetic
H&M Cactus T-Shirt - Pale Aesthetic
H&M Cactus T-Shirt - Pale Aesthetic
H&M Cactus T-Shirt - Pale Aesthetic

I just got back for yet another little weekend trip to Brighton which is well known as my favourite in the whole of the UK. There's sometime so calming about Brighton and the fact you can't walk more than 2 minutes without passing a pretty cafe really helps my very specific type of anxiety (another story for another time). The lanes are usually where I spend most of my time, rooting through the vintage stores and little independent homeware shops, meaning every time I take a trip there I instantly have to put myself on a month long spending ban as soon as I get back to London, whoopsie. I stayed in the same hotel as before, because well, It amazing, and if they would let me move in, I would... hint hint.

I wasn't planning on doing an outfit post in Brighton but as I wondering down this pretty little white street I just had too! I'm a real sucker for this type of white minimal house (A.K.A my future home) and it makes the most perfect blogger back drop. Thankfully I was wearing one of my favourite outfits too, a suede jacket as ALWAYS (this ones currently in the sale!), paired with my favourite skirt right now which I picked up in the Zara sale recently. But this top, OH MY. Is this top not the cutest freaking thing you've ever seen? I used to hate wearing t-shirts, but since I spend most of my time in hot photography studio for my job I've built quite a collection recently, and I now I can't walk past a funny/cute tee without whipping out my bank card.

Pink Suede Jacket - Forever21 // Cactus Top - H&M // Suede Skirt - Zara // Black Boots - Zara // Quay Australia Sunglasses - ASOS

P.S. I always just ramble in my blog posts in a sort of personal diary style way, but I'm never sure If I should be giving you more information about styling or photography or travel. Maybe you just want me to shut up and link my outfit, because after all this is an outfit post. Which do you prefer, or do you like a little bit of both? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Pep Talk - Feeling Like You Suck At Blogging?

ASOS Deep V and Flared Sleeve-Pale-Aesthetic
ASOS Deep V and Flared Sleeve-Pale-Aesthetic
ASOS Deep V and Flared Sleeve-Pale-Aesthetic

Now I'm not one to toot my own horn or anything, but I actually feel like a I look a little bit like a real life blogger in these pictures. First of all I would like to thank my Mum, my Dad, my hamster I had when I was 5... No, but really I feel like I owe a lot of it to my new camera the Olympus Pen E-PL7! (As well as some new found confidence and my perfect new outfit location). I will be sure to whip out a good old Olympus Pen post answering all the questions I couldn't find when I was spending endless nights googling about it trying to justify the massive price tag soon.

I've always had a love/hate relationship with blogging, as you can probably gather if you're not a first timer here, and after falling head over heels with Youtube I actually considered putting this little blog to bed, but theres something about a little old outfit post or new in accessory review which just screams picture ready over video. Photography, editing, styling, these are all things that come naturally to me. Posing, modeling, smiling for a camera, these are not. If I could have someone model on my blog for me, that would be great but unfortunately thats not how these things work. Unlike most bloggers I am not the first girl to whip out a camera at a party, I find it a chore to take a selfie, and I never remember to suck in and put my shoulders back in a group picture, but can I have some credit for sheer persistence and effort. I know I am not the most consistent over here, nor am I the prettiest, and most natural in front of a camera but I give it my best shot, and after seeing how far I've come recently, I really really want to keep trying!

Now I hope you brought some crackers with you, because things are about to get a little cheesy...

So if you're feeling a little deflated recently, or like what you put out isn't good enough, or consistent enough, or you just down right are having an 'ugly' day (and hate what you are doing in picture when you thought you were doing something completely different), then hop in my little boat with me. We all have our weaknesses but we can power through this together, and maybe get a little better, and when you look back at how much you've grown and developed over the years you might be surprised. You have to remember that blogging not only showcases a skill, it teaches you so many valuable things. I have learnt so much about lighting and photography, and even writing for that matter from blogging, this isn't just a hobby it's a free life class.

Top - ASOS // Skirt - Zara (Sale) // Boots - Zara // Coat - Forever21 // Scarf - Topshop // Necklace - Topshop // Bag - Rebecca Minkoff via The Outnet 

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