Baby, In The Summertime… Navy & White Stripes!
Blue and white stripes are my current obsession for summer. I really think nothing says warm weather more than a well placed stripe. So far I have… four blue and white striped things, one of which is in the collage above.
The rest I’m just incredibly obsessed with.
Nail of the Day: No. 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Totally Teal
I feel like I’m constantly showing you guys OPI and Essie (because let’s face it, that’s most of what I currently have) so today I’m switching it up. My nail of the day is this super cute nail poilsh by No. 7 which you can buy at Boots if you’re in the UK.
It’s called Totally Teal which is annoyingly misleading - generally teal doesn’t look like a forest green but meh, there you go. It does flash a little dark teal, but it’s mostly green.
A travel tag! Catharine is going do her version of this next week, so stay tuned but in the meantime here are my answers to the Wanderlust Tag that I saw on EssieButton recently.
If You’re Ever In…
The UK, you should make a point of seeing a premier league game. Football, that is. Or soccer. I think there’s something very British about sitting in the freezing cold, watching two teams you have no feelings for, and still screaming at the ref.
Sunday Video Day: What Are This?
Jenna Marbles needs no introduction unless you’ve never heard of the Internet, and this video alone has had over 4 million views so part of me wonders why I’m posting it…
The other part of me freakin laughs uncontrollably like a deranged person every time I watch it. So… I’m half throwing it up on the blog today just so I can easily find it again when I need a pick me up.
Melbourne people this is for you! Spotted on A Pair and A Spare recently was a link to some people who do amazing hand lettering workshops in Australia. If I was back home I would be be all over this so on my behalf, can some of you - especially the ones in Victoria - please sign up pleeeeeeease? And post pictures.
Gilies 2010!!! (If You’re Ever In…Bali)
Aaahhhh the Gilies. This is one of the most wonderful and ridiculous places I’ve ever been. If you’re ever in Bali, it is pretty fun to go to the Gilies. My friends and I had some time to spare so we decided to do it. We went the
cheap way slow way which, to be honest, does suck. The slow way involves a long car ride, a ferry and then a little boat. It took about a day. Although, I did make a very cool friend during the car ride so it was worth it in that sense.
There are three Gilies. Gili Air (for mellow people), Gili Meno (for smug couples), Gili Trawangan (party island). The photos above are a combination of Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. We went for Gili Air first because we aren’t really party animals, but, it being low season and all, it was a bit too deserted for us and we felt a bit awkward. If you’ve ever been the only tourist on a tourist island…you know what I mean. So we bailed and went to Gili Trawangan. It was a bit trashy and full of people who travel…let’s say very differently than the way I do. There are also no cars on any of the islands, which was quite novel.
How To Clean Your Brushes & Keep Their Shape On The Cheap.
I’ve been promising myself I was going to compile this post for a long time, and now… ta-dah! My method and subsequent directions are available in the captions when you click on the images above.
After the jump are some extra notes and bits that wouldn’t fit in ;)
If You’re Ever In…
…Venice you have to (HAVE TO) go see the Peggy Guggenheim museum. This was my favorite thing that I saw in all of Italy. And I saw a lot of cool shit. Apologies for the shitty photos, I think I was so in awe of all the art I was seeing that I had studied at uni (Modern Art coincidentally was the only subject I completed in that unfortunate year of uni) that I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing with the camera.
This woman was quite well off and she decided to dedicate her life to supporting modern artists. And my god she had good taste.
Nail of the Day: Gold and White Coloured Tips
My mani today is a bit ghetto fabulous, don’t you think? I picked up some some french manicure strips but didn’t want to use them to create a traditional french tip. What to do, what to do…
What’s In My Handbag, Volume 2.
So, uh, the second installment of this series is incredibly overdue, considering Volume 1 was posted four months ago. So without further ado, here are the contents of my handbag, taken on a random weekend… In spiral order they are:
Pixiwoo & Caroline Hirons. Need I say more?
For skincare I’d like to think I know what I’m doing with myself, but for anyone else whose skin is not identical to mine, I defer to Caroline Hirons, she of Beauty Mouth.
Watch the video, learn some cool stuff, buy all the things, and then read her blog every single day because I think educating yourself about skincare is the first step to having great skin.
Saturday Link Love!
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
My god you guys, this website is eating my brain. It’s like travelling blindfolded without leaving my laptop - and then it has the nerve to score me?!
New Finds, Dark Photos: Little Nan’s Bar, Deptford
Recently Vic and I along with two friends stumbled on Little Nan’s Bar while walking home after a mid-week pub dinner. It’s a small hole in the wall along a main road, down a seemingly abandoned apartment hallway with (for now) a paper sign… Since I like to surround myself with people who do things I would usually be afraid to, we walked in.
What a find. What a find.
If You’re Ever In…
Ubud, go for some food at Bebek Bengil.
Another instalment in the Bali nostalgia series, Bebek Bengil is a restaurant I usually hit up when I go back to Bali. Translated into English, it means Dirty Duck, and there’s a cute little story on the menus about how they came to this name.