In the summer I like to wear a lot of light, bright and summer inspired colours during the majority of the season, but when it comes to accessories I still like a darker colour palette. This wasn't a conscious choice, however, I ended up realising some time last week that my three main accessories are this gorgeous dark blue; a complete coincidence. I love the contrast it makes with the whites, light pinks, and pastel shades of my summer wardrobe, they're my favourite summer style combos. What are your favourite accessories for the summer?
Selfridges, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
As some of you may know, last month I was travelling around the U.K and France, visiting friends and family, and on the way I stopped off in Birmingham specifically to shop at the Bullring. If you've never been to the Bullring in Birmingham, I highly recommend you do, because along the way you'll find the Selfridges Food Court. I love Sushi so it was a no brainer when we saw the Yo! Sushi sign that we'd eat there, and it was definitely a good decision. In the food court you'll also find a very tempting Krispy Kreme donut bar, which we just managed to dodge, just. Have you ever eaten at Yo! Sushi?
This month marks the half a year point of my Birchbox subscription and even though that means that technically I've only received 6 boxes, with the amount of products I've gained, it feels like so much more than that. I have another 6 months of this years subscription left (as I purchased the yearly package for £130) so I'm planning to do a half a year roundup in a post to come so watch out for that. Back to this month however, and I've received a gorgeous, glow in the dark box with another 5 amazing products to try out. What have you received in your subscription box this month?
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Over the latest few weeks I was very lucky to be present at both Rihanna and Beyoncé's concerts in the UK, Rihanna in Coventry and Beyoncé in London (post to come). I had such an amazing time travelling around the UK just visiting friends, shopping and having a great time in the summer. Now that it's all cooled off, I can look back at my Rihanna memories with a smile on my face. I thoroughly enjoyed her concert, although there were a few things that weren't so positive about it (no fault of Rihanna's) that I ought to mention along the way, but ultimately if you're in a country that she's still touring around or going to, I highly recommend getting yourself a ticket to see her! Have you been to any of Rihanna's Anti Tour concerts?
Settling back into life after a hectic two week travel schedule has been so hard, but I'm (officially) back to normal now. What I'm happy to be changing, however, is my Makeup collection with some new additions from Seventeen and Benefit to brighten my summer makeup looks. If you've ever shopped in Boots then you'd have seen the radiant Seventeen section full of affordable surprises. This is my first time using Seventeen makeup and it's been so much fun exploring the line; what's not so new is, of course, Benefit with their gorgeous Watt's Up Highlighter that happened to land in my basket at the Airport duty free store (sorry not sorry). What are your recent Summer Makeup purchases?