So yesterday we spent the day in London with Chris and Emma as a kind of pre-Vegas outing and so when we stumbled upon this neon signage in Selfridges we couldn’t resist outfit pics! As it happens I wasn’t dressed in anything worth photographing but hey, let’s be real.. this is what I REALLY wear! Emma’s outfit shots should be up on her blog soon so keep an eye out, I took them so y’know, I’m gonna take the credit for them looking AWESOME ;). We had an awesome day, visited the new Bubba Gump on Leicester Square (post to come on that) and the London Eye which I haven’t been on since I was a kid so that was fun. We managed to squeeze in a Five Guys (our new favourite burger place) before home time and some totally accidental shopping (I swear, I didn’t even MEAN to buy anything) but generally it was just a good way to kick off the holiday countdown.. 34 days til we’re in an entire CITY of neon!!!
*What I’m Wearing*
Jacket – Zara / Lucky Baseball Tee – Zoe Karssen- similar and on sale / Jeans – H&M / Shoes – Converse / Bag – LV Neverfull MM / Scarf – Primark – similar
Last week I posted my Vegas Bucket List and I’ll warn you right now, I’ll on a roll! You will be absolutely sick of hearing about my holiday by the time I’m actually going but for me half the fun is the anticipation so I’m BIG on planning. Today I’m talking travel beauty, that’s almost as fun as packing my case and when the time comes you can expect posts on both. Ive spent an insane amount of time online over the past few weeks looking for new travel bits and bobs, so far I’ve bought an airline approved wash bag (I think that was a shopaholic low point, ha!) and some plastic jars to decant makeup and skincare etc into but it’s everything I can do not to go mad and buy EVERYTHING!
As I’m browsing I’ve actually put together a new collection on eBay, if you aren’t already aware of ‘collections’ it’s a cross between a wishlist and a Pinterest board. I have a few themed to different categories but this one (obviously) is travel beauty and as I browse (it’s not going to stop until I board the plane, lol) I’ll add to it. You can take a look here and follow if you want to see updates as I add.. I also have a travel/packing board on Pinterest if you’re interested! Dont forget you can follow me there too! Collections are great if you’re looking for inspiration in a certain category however unlike other ‘inspiration boards’ you can click through to buy each product shown, saving you time and heartache when you fall in love with something you then can never find – I’ve been there!
So on to what I might actually NEED to pick up before we go.. well the little jars cut down on a lot of unnecessary miniatures but there’s always SOMETHING to buy, right? Dry Shampoo is a must and can’t really be replaced with anything else.. gotta get some sachet face masks, I’m a huge face mask fan and if ever my skin needs a treat it’s after a long haul flight and I think I might need these mini brushes.. one can never have enough mini brushes!
My newest eBay obsession is a little more dangerous, things like body wraps and toning products.. dangerous purely because I’m not sure they ACTUALLY do anything but the closer I get to getting in a bikini the more desperate I get, ha! Plus I FEEL like they’re working so that’s almost the same, right?! Distracting myself with tiny versions of everyday essentials is normal by comparison – watch this space for updates.. you never know this body wrap kit could actually work.. I’ll keep you posted 😉
PS. I’ll do a full post on my travel toiletries/makeup bag closer to the trip!
Following on from my essential brush post on Monday I have a little giveaway for those of you still building your collections! I’m a huge Real Techniques fan – read my full review of their range here – there buffing brush is the only one I’ve ever been able to use for foundation and the domed brush in this set is my go to for highlighter.. I don’t use the others for their intended purposes but I figure they’re open to interpretation, right? I haven’t tried their bold metals collection yet but if you guys have let me know your thoughts. I’ve read mixed reviews so I’m not sure whether I will pick them up but if enough of you want to hear my take then I will – let me know.
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Anyway, enough jibber jabber, all you need to do is enter through the above widget (it’s the fairest way I’ve found, in fact I wish I’d used it for my recent Makeup Revolution giveaway as I’m sure YouTube loses comments sometimes) and leave a comment below letting me know what the one brush is you couldn’t live without – apologies if you already told me on Monday when I asked, I thought it was the most relevant comment you could leave that might actually be interesting to other readers. It’s international so you can enter wherever you’re from and I will contact the winner in a weeks time.