16 September 2014

So I've Started YouTube...

If you follow me on Twitter you will have seen that today I posed my first ever YouTube video (and I was pretty nervous about it). I've wanted to do YouTube for quite a while but kept putting it off until I finally bought a tripod and made myself sit in front of a camera and talk about beauty. 

My first video is my August Favourites, which is a little late I know but I just felt like this was the most natural thing for me to talk about for my first time. This is all completely new to me so I am very open to comments and feedback, just as long as it's nice :)

I hope you enjoy!

15 September 2014

Duck & Waffle- #Earlybirdchallenge

I'm the kind of person that loves sleep and my bed, I could easily stay in bed all day watching TV shows and browsing the internet but there are definite advantages of waking up early and seizing the day. Waking up just a hour earlier can make an impact on your whole day and make you feel both mentally and physically better. I find that if I have a productive morning it sets me up for the rest of my day by putting me in a positive mindset. 

Apparently if you make your bed in the morning it already makes your brain think you're you've accomplished something and leaves you motivated for the rest of the day.

Living in a city like London means that there are things to do 24/7 and I find this makes waking up early a little easier. 

Earlier last week I was invited down to Duck & Waffle for breakfast by Free Office Finder  as part of their #Earlybirdchallenge campaign. The Campaign is all around making the most of your mornings and they're trying to encourage people to see what a difference waking up early makes to the rest of your your day. 

As I work full time along side running my blog I often have to attend events before I go to work and I love the feeling of being super productive before everyone else gets into the office.

However, the day before I went to Duck & Waffle I'd just landed back in the UK from New York and my sleeping patterns were totally messed up. Ordinarily I probably would have slept in prolonging my jet lag but instead I woke up super early and headed to the Heron Tower for breakfast. This actually totally impacted my day and when I got back home I had one of the most productive blogging days that I've had in a while! I edited my first ever YouTube video (keep your eyes peeled for that!) edited and wrote up a lot of posts and then did all our washing from New York. I was very pleased with myself. 

Now that I've convinced you that waking up early will make you happy and more productive lets discuss what we ate for breakfast. I've been to Duck & Waffle for dinner before and although I love to panoramic view of London at night, I much preferred going for breakfast. 

My friend and I shared the Duck and Waffle, which I couldn't recommend enough. It comes with a fried egg on top with maple and mustard dressed for the duck and waffle.

We then shared the Poached Peach with crispy apricot and vanilla ice cream. This was bloody amazing and I love that this is acceptable for breakfast!

Like I said, I prefer the view at night but it's still pretty awesome to eat you breakfast overlooking the whole of London!

11 September 2014

West Village Wanderings

I absolutely love the West Village in New York, it has such a laid back and cool feel to it. I really don't know where I would compare it to in London as it's really chilled out but also beautiful so it's kind of in between Shoreditch and Islington maybe. Every street in Greenwich is filled with beautiful trees and lined with brownstone houses, the kind that are identical to Carrie Bradshaws apartment. 

10 September 2014

Central Park- New York

If you follow me on any of my social media you'll have noticed that I was in New York the past week. I adore New York, I feel a real connection to the city and love everything about it. It has the same kind of buzz that London has but on a far grander scale, as everything is ginormous from the buildings to the food. 

4 September 2014

Narciso By Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez- 90 ml- £69*

For Her by Narciso Rodriguez has to be one of my all time favourite perfumes, so when I heard he was launching a new fragrance I was so excited to give it a sniff and see if I would love it as much as For Her. 

Narciso is a very strong smelling perfume, the kind of perfume that you would wear with a black cocktail dress to a beautiful candle lit dinner. It's an extremely sexy floral scent, which is exactly what Narciso Rodriguez wanted to create, but it also has a masculine side to it because of how strong it is. 

It contains notes of rose, musk and vetiver. It's vetiver which adds the deep woody strong scent, whilst musk adds a layer of warmth and rose balances it all out with a floral sensual side. It really is a uniquely, dry sensual fragrance and even though it's very strong I still find that you can wear it in the day. I think this will work perfectly during winter as I love wearing musky florals during colder months as they have the ability to make me feel so cosy. 

Narciso is currently available at Selfridges and launches nationwide on September 8th.