It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun

Tweed oversized navy blazer - Primark
Floral silky tee - Primark
Acid wash ripped boyfriend jeans - C/O New Look
White plimsols - Vans

For someone who's not too keen on jeans and tees, I'm getting an awful lot more casual recently. Maybe it's laziness but outfits like this are all I seem to want to wear at the weekend. Now I'm looking back on it I'm not too keen on it but it served it's purpose well. I needed something comfortable to wander around Borough market last weekend. I'm not sure effortless boyfriend jeans really work on me - I feel much more at home in a midi skirt. Hurry up sunshine!

My blog has been redesigned by the absolutely brilliant Gillian - check out her blog! I think she's done an amazing job and I'm so pleased with it. It looks exactly like I imagined in my head and I finally feel proud of it! It just looks so much more professional looking.

I have a pair of spare tickets going spare for a wine tasting event next Tuesday in London. All you have to do is tell me in the comments below what type of wine you'll be and why! Simples! Unfortunately transport can't be provided but you'll have the chance to make the first 'social' wine and it'll be on sale in Tesco. Cool huh?!

Holiday essentials

If you're anything like me, it can be a nightmare trying to condense your beauty products down to try and fit them in a suitcase when you go on holiday. They always seem to weigh an awful lot! These are just a few essentials that I believe are perfect for a trip away!

001. Toni and Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Hot weather can play havoc with your hair. I give up straightening my hair in the humidity as it just goes frizzy again anyway! I really can't be bothered to do anything fancy because let's face it, stuffing your face at dinner is much more important! This is where salt spray works wonders! I found this mini bottle worked a treat.

004. Caudalie Lip Conditioner
I've got to admit i'm a bit of a lip balm sell out, I carry so many around with me at once time and am constantly changing but this Caudalie product has a special place in my heart. I love the lipstick shape as it makes it so easy to apply and it doesn't go sticky nor does it melt in the heat. It works wonders on my lips, keeping them perfectly moisturised throughout the day ready for some lipstick in the evenings.

003. Etat Pur Biomimetique Micellar Cleansing Water c/o AX Paris goodie bag
I don't like to use cleansing water to take my make up off everyday - it's purely reserved for drunk and lazy nights. But a bottle of it is perfect for a holiday. It does everything so you don't need to carry around eye make up remover and a cleanser. I got this bottle in a goody bag from the Ax Paris event and it's doing it's job very nicely indeed.

004.Batiste original dry shampoo
Well i've spouted off enough rave reviews for this product so I really don't need to say anything other than make sure you pack it. It's a lifesaver to give your hair a bit of spring clean before you march down to the pool in the evening.

005. Ted Baker Rose, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Raspberry Body Spray
Sometimes perfume can feel to heavy in the daytime on holiday so I like to use a few spritzs of a body spray to keep me smelling fresh. They come in handy sized bottles and as they're made of plastic it helps to save a few kilos on your luggage allowance. Glass bottles can weigh a ton! This one was part of a Christmas gift set.

006. No 7 Protect and Prefect Night Cream
I have to use a cream at night otherwise my skin has a tantrum. This works great with the moisturiser below and helps to regenerate your sin overnight as it recovers from a day in the sun. I find the sun can be very drying!

007. No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream  Dry/Very Dry
I have to use a moisturising cream during the day and this one is perfect for taking on holiday. It had added spf so it doesn't matter too much if you forget to put suncream on your face first thing. Anyone else completely bypass their face too by accident?

008. Perfume samples
Like I mentioned earlier lugging a full size bottle of perfume on holiday can take up unnecessary weight. I tend to take a couple of perfume samples with me. That way you can have a different scent every night!

What are your holiday essentials?

I can see clearly now

Although I don't tend to wear glasses on my blog - I have such a hard time taking photograph without having something reflecting off in all sorts of directions - I am quite simply as blind as a bat. This old school picture may help brighten up a dull evening!

I remember bawling my eyes out when I was told at the age of seven I'd have to wear glasses and by the tender age of 11 I was informed i'd have to wear them full time because i'd grown too lazy at taking them off between classes. Now I don't mind wearing glasses at all and quite enjoying picking out which ones to wear everyday - you tend to build up quite a collection over the years! But I often wonder what it would be like to wake up in the morning and actually be able to see without scrambling around for some specs. This is where eye surgery comes into play. It's something I've often thought about but truth be told I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to procedures. It's so important to find a reputable company as your eyes play such an important role in everyday life. 

In my opinion it's best to pick the experts so make sure you do plenty of research before you take the plunge. Optical Express could be your first port of call - there's even a test you can take online to see if you're suitable!

Have you ever considered laser eye surgery? Or have any of you even had it? 

P.S thankfully I grew out of big hoop earrings, a Croydon face lift and metal frames. No fringe has never been a good look for me. Who knew this 14 year old girl might one day be a fashion blogger  eh?!

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