I finally jumped on the @fentybeauty hype and for once I think I've found my perfect shade of foundation! I'm very impressed so far.. Have you tried Fenty beauty yet? -
Pro Filt'r foundation in shade 310 (I'm NC42 at MAC for reference)
Killawatt Highlight in Trophy Wife
Invisimatte Blotting Powder
I AM A UNICORN 🦄🦄🦄🦄
So @glossyboxuk got us all excited with a unicorn & mermaids theme for the month of October but was it all it was hyped up to be. •
Here Is What Was In The Box - @makeuprevolution - Mermaids vs Unicorns Eyeshadow Palette - This is one seriously pretty coloured palette, the selection of shades definitely work if you like to wear a bold and colourful eye. The pigments are really intense and are not too bad difficult to blend. If your planning to head out this Halloween as a unicorn or mermaid go grab yourself one of these. RRP £4 - @lordandberry_official -Magic Brow Perfect Eye Brow Pencil - I love a bit of Lord&Berry and this eye brow pencil will be a new favourite of mine. The pencil is a combination of two complimentary shades, this is to help mimic the natural colour variation that the eyebrows have. How clever is that ? RRP £14
- @bangbeautyofficial - Cream Colour - This is meant to be a good all rounder eyes, cheeks, and lips. To be honest I am not that impressed the shade doesn’t work in the lips and for me it is slightly greasy for the eyes but I will definitely use this as a highlighter. RRP £19.50 - @kawaiienterprise - Brush Cleaning Egg - love this handy little brush cleaner. I find that these style brush cleaners really help get all the grime out of your make up brushes. RRP £7.99
- @sleekmakeup Sleek Makeup - Creme To powder blush - Great texture of product feels really lovely on the skin perfect for a dewy look. The colour is a little bright for me but it does blend out well. RRP £5.99
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There would be a post on these gorgeous CaseApp iPad and Samsung cases today (including a discount code for you guys to use!) but my laptop power cable went bang! But hopefully I might be able to get the post up later in the week 🤞
It’s #dayofthegirl 2017. It’s been a tough year for feminism - it feels like from a political point of view (in the West), things are regressing, which really really sucks but our problems really pale in comparison to those of our sisters in war zones. This year the theme of the International Day of the Girl is ‘EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict’. In humanitarian emergencies gender-based violence increases which means girls are more likely to be subjected to sexual and physical violence, child marriage, exploitation and trafficking. There are 700 million women alive today who were married before 18 to men much older than themselves. Female genital mutilation is another problem that UNICEF estimates has affected 130 million girls worldwide. Sexual assault is another issue tackled by International Day of the Girl as up to 50% of all sexual assaults target girls under 16-years-old. Use the hashtag #DayOfTheGirl to unite yourself with others engaging in the conversation or visit DayOfTheGirl.org. Charities involved that you can support include, the Malala Fund, Care International, She’s the First and Invisible Girl Organisation. #eliminategirlhate
The caves in the Kadisha Valley.
There were several religious sites to discover in the Kadisha Valley. Some times they are well hidden and are inside caves. It is difficult to see some of them until the path is opposite the side of the valley they are located on. Some of these sites are ancient and date back to around the 8th century AD.
Walking around Byblos Castle.
Byblos Castle was a great place to explore. There was so much history on the site dating back to different historical eras. The castle is an amazing place to visit and the view from the top over the town is fabulous.
Inside the Bacchus Temple.
The Bacchus Temple in Baalbek was one of the most amazing temples I've ever visited. It is almost fully intact and by standing inside it you can really appreciate how large these structures are. Amazing considering it's around 2000 years old!
Pigeon Rock in Beirut
This is a famous landmark on the Beirut coast. After walking along the road that runs along the coastline in Beirut we eventually got to see Pigeon Rock. It was quite a long walk from where we are staying but a great way to see much of the city. I was amazed at how clear the sea was.
Walking in the Cedars of God.
Visiting the Cedars of Lebanon was a great experience. Being next to nature that was so old is just unbelievable. Although it isn't a massive park it is beautiful. The trees are so big and impressive and it provides some much needed shade.
Totally in love with the new Harry Potter Collection at Pottery Barn Teen! I've shared my top picks over on my blog, so make sure you come on over and take a look if you're a #harrypotter fan too! *clickable link in bio*
The roof tops of Byblos.
On my trip to Byblos I visited the castle. At the top of the castle there are great views over the city and out to sea. Byblos is such an old town that there are a mixture of different buildings which makes looking out over the city fascinating.
K E L H A M I S L A N D...
It’s so nice to finally have coffee shops, bars & restaurants close to my office. It’s always been a rubbish area but now kelham island is definitely one of my favourite places to go. Love @stewandoysterkelham because I get to take Archie in there too! 🐶
An old water mill in the Kadisha Valley.
There were several religious sites to discover in the Kadisha Valley, however this photo shows the remains of an old water mill. It required a steep climb up the valley to get to it and if there hadn't been signs it would be easy to miss as it is situated amongst the trees. It was a welcome shady spot out of the sun.
The top of the columns at Baalbek.
The Baalbek temples are one of the most amazing places i have ever visited. You really get a sense of what it would have been like in Roman times. The detail on the stonework is amazing and not always in places that would be obviously noticed. This photo shows the detail on the ceiling at the top of the columns that surround the temple of Bacchus.
September was the kind of month where we had something fun (& usually expensive) on every weekend. We've not even been home for the last 3 of them!
So what I'm looking for from October is some time in the house finishing off some of the spaces that need it, chilling out, long dog walks in the countryside and most importantly ripping out wardrobes in our bedroom!
Oh, and I'm going to be spending much more time in my little make shift jewellery studio!
It's also #breastcancerawareness month so i might harp on about that a bit. I'd leave now if you're not interested in boob chat!
What are your October plans?
Adventure on my doorstep - a morning horse riding.
To celebrate my friend @isoldejones birthday we went for a morning horse riding. Although it was a bit wet it was great fun. I got to ride this beauty named Billie. Such a fun day out.
On top of the mountains looking over the Bekka Valley.
If you can stomach the driving in Lebanon - and it's not for the faint hearted - hiring a car gives you tonnes of freedom. As it's a small country it is possible to get pretty much anywhere quickly. It also means you can get out and see the view when you want.