Sunday, 31 August 2014

Instagram: August 2014

august begins • pinning soft colours • mac spice lipliner • baking cookies • chick flick sunday • serious salt beef sandwich washed down with fentiman's rose lemonade • finally got rid of the bleach blonde • marshmallow creme • black heels are a must in any girl's wardrobe • sleep interrupted by this little tyke • tea and reading - standard setup • kat von d lipsticks for all seasons • artsy globe • white on white • pastel icing is my fave • the bestie sent me some lush goodies for my birthday - only 8 months late, haha • the white company lusting • huge raspberries for breakfast • my (neglected) workout gear • addiction to sanpellagrino lemonade • graduation tickets arrived for october • more interior loving on pinterest • hazelnut whirl pots of joy are amazing • heart blouse from matalan • fresh produce from the farmer's market

Phew! I've actually managed to post a photo on Instagram every single day of August. I don't know if that's an accomplishment or just an indication of how obsessed I am! Either way, I really love looking back on what I've done over the months, and dating the posts has helped to keep my organisation in check. It kind of looks like tons has happened - it really hasn't. I've been working nights all this month so have been going to bed at 6am and waking up past midday (something I haven't been used to doing since I was a teenager...) so my days are pretty much wasted. It's been a lazy month, except I have now been actively looking for a full-time job and feel like I've already found my perfect one. I'm just desperately trying not to get my hopes up but fingers crossed for an interview at least! I also had a lovely evening with old friends this past week, reminiscing and have a right giggle over lots of wine. We always leave it so long between meetings - life really gets in the way nowadays - I think the last time I saw them was a week before my driving test back in January! We're definitely going to make the effort to see each other more often. I think it's so important to keep in touch with people you've known since school!

I guess one of the biggest changes I've made this month is my hair colour - ooh, I'm so daring! I have wanted to go darker for months, mostly because I started to hate how dark my eyebrows looked compared to the bleach blonde. After years of bleaching the hell out of my hair it obviously wasn't in the best condition despite using all the hair masques and heat protect products I could get my hands on. I'm talking super brittle split straw here. I've wanted to go ash-blonde for I-don't-know-how-long, but my hairdresser Mum was always worried that it would go green after using so much peroxide on my hair. Luckily, after a couple of patch tests, the colour looked so pretty and not at all green so we went ahead with it all. We chose shades from the Affinage Infiniti range, which are professional colours available from salons and online hairdressing wholesalers. The base colour was Cafe Latte, with balayage highlights in Arctic Blonde and lowlights in Milk Chocolate. I'm hoping to get my hands on some Foxy Locks extensions in Latte Blonde once I get paid. I was thinking of dyeing my bleach blonde ones but I've had them ages so I think it's time to reinvest! I'm going to try and make a much more conscious effort to take care of my hair too - I just get so lazy at the moment! 

So who is looking forward to September? I wrote a whole post about why I love Autumn and what I'm looking forward to the most. I won't bore you any further; just know that it's my favourite season and I love the cold, crisp but sunny days. Nothing makes me feel happier!

How was your August?


  1. Too fast! I can't believe it's already September!

  2. I love your hair! It's such a pretty colour and I don't see a lot of people with it so I think it is very unique ;)

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  3. I love your hair it looks really beautiful and suits your skin tone, you have a pretty insta account too! xxx

    Blonde of carbs

  4. All of these photos are so stunning, I love collective instagram posts! x

  5. Ah your instagram is beautiful! And the hair colour looks lovely, I think I'll keep it in mind for when I get fed up of my over bleached hair!

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  6. Ahh that's a really cool post and target idea. To post on Instagram every day. I'm not sure if I do that already - I don't think so. Anyways thank you for sharing your link via Twitter. I'll make sure to have a look around and keep checking back.

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