Summer Loves

Sunday, 16 June 2019

There hasn't be a monthly favourites post on my blog for a while. It's probably due to the lack of trying new things - I don't switch up the products I'm using as much as others, I tend to stick what I know works best. Don't get me wrong. I do like trying new things but I have found recently that as the seasons change, so do the bits and pieces that I reach for. So another seasonal roundup of items that I have been obsessing over. Enjoy..

Ray bans
Recently, I treated myself for the first time in such a long time. I've only owned one pair of sunglasses, a lovely pair of all black Quai aviators. I brought them in an ASOS sale YEARS ago, but swore by them. They used to live in the bottom of my handbag, and due to them having a soft cloth case, the lenses got scratched pretty bad. I've always wanted a nice pair of sunglasses but have never known what to go for. I loved the round style, and after trying some on, decided to treat myself to an upgrade - all ready for holiday!

Giorgio Emporio Si Perfume
This just smells delightful. It's been my favourite since I got it for Christmas (thank you Sam) and I can't get enough of it! It's perfect for everyday wear, as well as going out. It's described as being a "rose scent" and is incredibly light.

Pineapple Mango Bath and Body Works Candle
This candle smells incredible, and it fills up the whole room with its scent so quickly! It definitely is one of the sweeter candles that I have, but I love it for that. It's such a summery smell. 100% glad that I saved it and didn't burn it in the colder months of the year. If you can get your hands on this candle, you must!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I have been loving this concealer the past couple of months - so much so that I have a back up for when this one runs out already. It's so light weight, a little goes such a long way, and it's heavy duty. It doesn't move all day when it's set with powder. The coverage is unlike a lot of concealers I have tried over the years and it's £4.. Craziness.

What have you been loving recently?
Amber X

Visiting Stourhead

Saturday, 8 June 2019

I am now officially a National Trust member. That's right, and the prospects of it genuinely makes me ecstatic. Last Thursday, Sam and I visited Stourhead after being strongly recommended to go and see the vast blooming flowers. I love a good walk, there truly is nothing better to do when the weather is as great as it has been of late.. It's such a British thing to make conversation about the weather, but honestly, it's been coming on with leaps and bounds.

Stourhead itself is huge. The walk around the whole of the lake and it's grounds is a 2 mile round trip. Little bridges, a grotto, different ornaments, look out towers and view points amongst many hidden treasures that Stourhead possesses. There is also the house to explore which is full of history and gorgeous artwork for years ago. The whole place is so picturesque and with the sun shining, the grounds genuinely didn't look real. It looked like a painting looking out over the lake. I don't think we picked a better day to go exploring. It was a fairy-tale.

 We took a picnic with us, and found such a lovely spot overlooking the lake. There were little ducklings that overtook a families picnic, and they were the fluffiest little things. The whole day was just a dream. Now that I have this National Trust membership I cannot wait to visit other pockets of the UK which are just as gorgeous as Stourhead was. It fills me with excitement at the thought of wandering around even more National Trust sites in the summer.

Where have you visited recently that you have fallen in love with?
Amber X
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