So feel free to take a look and let me know your favorite piece.
Love Eleanor x
Lately I’ve had such a desire to read more often. As a teenager I could happily spend entire days lost in a book and I feel so sad to have grown out of that habit. I think sometimes the commitments of everyday life can be sort of overwhelming and were not left with the time to read. There are so many benefits to reading more often and thousands of amazing books out there just waiting for us to pick them up. So I have decided to make a conscious effort in 2017 to make reading one of my priorities. I’ve heard whispers all over the internet of the 50 book challenge which works out as roughly 1 book per week. Although I think that may be a little ambitious for me!
So if you’re looking for a little inspiration, I’ve scoured Google for my top five motivational quotes which should give you plenty of encouragement. Because after all who doesn’t love a good motivational quote?
A house without books is like a room without windows. – Heinrich Mann
A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. – Madeleine L’Engle
We read to know we’re not alone. –William Nicholson
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde
And my personal favourite…
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. – Author Unknown
Do you like to read? Please let me know your thoughts.
PS Yes that is a Christmas jumper I am wearing already, no I’m not even a little ashamed…
Love Eleanor x
Hello Lovelies. It’s been a while since my last post but time just feels like it flies by so quickly lately that I barely have time to blog. I also really wanted to do a post linked to a brand new YouTube video- my second ever you know! So here we are with another make up look. This one is super simple although you wouldn’t think it from the list of products. In my opinion its a bit of a classic. Plus I wanted to experiment creating the perfect red lip and try out my new NYX lip liner. FYI it’s awesome especially for a mere £5. I have been experiencing some technical issues with filming so here’s to hoping I’ll get that all sorted out and can use my new camera soon. Enjoy…
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer | Nars Sheer Glow Foundation | Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | Illumasqua Sculpting Powder Duo | Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight | Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice | MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion | Urban Decay Space Cowboy Eyeshadow | Rimmel | Exaggerate Eye Liner | Benefit Roller Lash Mascara | Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder | NYX Lip Liner in Summer Tease | Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red
Love Eleanor x
|Henna Hair Dye– Lush|
Having been an avid user of home hair dyes for almost as long as I can remember (I was 13 when I last saw my natural hair colour FYI) my hair has started to react badly to the dyeing process. I mean I’ve had a mane every colour under the sun at some point- yes including bright blue. So after a lot of fretting and some serious consideration. I decided to try something more natural than your average at home box dye.
My friend Rachel has been using Henna for a while and I really think that her hair looks a lot thicker. A few weeks ago I popped into Lush and got my hands on some. Henna has been used to dye hair for thousands of years. Apparently its supposed to be conditioning and also promote hair growth as oppose to chemical dyes which can be damaging. Believe me I know! Lush currently stock four different shades. I went for Brun or Hot Chocolate as it gives you the shade closest to my natural colour. As with all hair dye it can create different effects depending what colour your own hair is. For example if you have very light hair naturally some shades could go a vibrant red. So just bare that in mind.
Now I’m going to be totally honest in this post. Henna is a huge faff on to apply in comparison to your average box dye. Firstly it needs to be cooked, then cooled to a comfortable temperature and once it is ready to apply it’s just so so so messy. Newspaper over entire surfaces is a must. It takes around three hours to develop. And I had to apply it twice within a week to get the vibrancy I required. Above is a little bonus photo of me with the Henna on- not very attractive right? For me, there was still as much breakage as there would be with your average dye although perhaps my hair is just that damaged…
But ultimately since using the Henna my hair’s condition is the best it’s been in such a long time. Super soft and super silky. Possibly making all the faff worth it. Swings and Roundabouts I guess!
Have you ever tried Henna? I’d love to know your thoughts.
Love Eleanor x
Hello Lovelies! I know this post is supposed to be all about the jumpsuit but… First things first- some of you may have noticed that tonight is Bonfire Night. I’m super duper excited to go see some fireworks at our local display, which always turns out to be an amazing show. And maybe get some hot chocolate too for good measure. Once Bonfire Night is over the happiest time of year also begins (it’s Christmas time in case you’re wondering!) In my head anyway- I know not everyone is so full of Christmas cheer. Unfortunately.
But I suppose if you’ve come to this post you’re probably here for the clothes and not my yabbering…
|Jumpsuit (sold out) – Topshop | Shirt (old) – Urban Outfitters| Coat (similar)- ASOS | Boots- Primark | Belt- Topshop|
This is one of the few outfits that I’ve uploaded in a lonnnnng time where I’m like you know what I really love this look. To begin with, I wasn’t sure whether the jumpsuit would look so great layered as its such a summery piece but I think it really works for Autumn. I also absolutely adore this belt and just wish I wore it more often. It was available in two colours when I bought it and I should’ve really went for both! These Primark booties are so old that I’m honestly surprised they’re still going. It seems Primark’s quality is actually better than people give it credit for. And it’s great to have a bit more height because lets be honest as a little person (5ft3 eek!) its not often that I feel tall wearing culottes. And particularly not a jumpsuit with culottes.
Love Eleanor x
So I figured it had been such a long time since I’d done a make up post on here. I still love make up as much as ever so lets share the love. It’s also the first ever time I’ve branched out to film a little tutorial to go alongside my post. Yes it seems I’m moving with the times and getting acquainted with YouTube! I’ve actually wanted to try filming something for ages and think video is by far the best media when it comes to make up tutorials. I don’t know about you but I find it super difficult to follow written instructions. Obviously my editing skills are terrible at this point so please be kind…
Of course I’ve gone for an Autumn inspired look- I mean what else would I really do? I’m all about the Autumnal posts right now. I absolutely love the Naked 2 palette for warm tones so really it was a no brainer. It’s got to be my favourite out of all the Naked palettes. Probably because its suits my colouring best. I’ve used MAC Lip Pencil in Bittersweet all over my lips and then layered Nars Lip Pencil in Walkyrie over the top. I think it gives a really striking look and I do love a bold lip, especially for Autumn/ Winter. Although looking at these photos my lip liner looks super wobbly which makes me sad!
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo
Bourjois Bronzing Powder
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight
Sleek Make Up Highlighting Palette in Solstice
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Eyeliner
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bittersweet
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
Let me know what you think…
Love Eleanor x
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