Monday, 28 September 2015

Highway 1 In 4 Minutes

So there is only so much I can do in terms of writing about my trip...sometimes things just have to be seen for themselves.  The second best thing I can offer after a first hand experience is a visual film.  I took all the footage I filmed over our time in the U.S. and compiled the clips into a small travel below is how San Francisco to San Diego looked through my eyes and in less than 4 minutes...enjoy!

If the above video doesn't work you can find it on YouTube here.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Sephora Haul

I'm breaking up the road trip posts with a little beauty post today as I think I have managed to go to every Sephora the West Coast has had to offer (much to Tom's chagrin and my utter delight).  Going into Sephora is like going into Space NK's older, better looking and much wiser sister and frankly it's overwhelming.  I stayed relatively sane and controlled and only picked up the bits that a) I knew I needed (needed...wanted...whatever) and b) things I knew I would struggle to get back home in the UK.  I was the most excited about picking up the Becca highlighters as I'd heard so much about them and I'm a sucker for a glowy look so I'll start this haul review with those!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A Castle In San Simeon (Road Trip Part II)

After picking up our car, we put the hood down and sailed down the coast to our first stop off, Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Every way in which I could try and describe the drive down Highway 1 will probably sound contrived or cliche.  The first stretch of our road trip was truly glorious; it was all beaming sunshine, coastal breezes and windswept hair.  I soon learned that I would have to put my hair up when we had the top down in order to avoid mini matted dreadlocks, but at the time I was enjoying being whipped in the face by my own hair.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Starting In San Francisco (Road Trip Part I)

Four movies and half a pot of moisturiser later, Tom and I arrived at SFO, our bodies still working on GMT and our minds trying to navigate the hills of San Francisco. I've debated how to structure these blog posts as we're doing a lot of travelling and seeing a lot of places during this road trip, but I think the only sort of order I'm going to keep is chronological, hence why this mini travel series starts with San Francisco.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Best Of Netflix Documentaries

Do not get me started on Netflix.  The current 300+ strong movie collection that occupies our household shelves can attest to the fact that I am a film junkie.  For me, the ability to have access to sooo many different types of film through one website is both terrifying and exciting, no? I JUST LOVE WATCHING FILMS.  Of course if you've been reading my blog for a while then you will already know this.  I've done a two part post on 'films you should have seen' (part 1 here and part 2 here my friends) and my degree had a minor in film studies so...yeah...I like to think I have a varied and fairly extensive knowledge on the subject.  Last night, Tom and I went to see Me, Earl & The Dying Girl, a fantastic and quirky new film that is supported by the fact it won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.  Anyway, after severely choking up whilst watching it, I woke up this morning with a renewed love for everything that film and documentary can convey.  More than anything, I find myself feeling hugely inspired and/or emotional after watching documentaries and so I'm combining my love of Netflix and its selection of documentaries into todays post.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Ripped Jeans, Lace Up Flats & Rainy Days

Around 90% of my jeans are from Topshop.  They're affordable, they're comfortable and the fit is always perfect, something that I struggle with greatly when it comes to jeans due to the fact I am so short.  However my one grievance with Topshop jeans is that the colour tends to fade and look pretty worn after a few washes.  With nothing better to do on this miserable rainy day, I decided to break up my time between searching for graduate jobs by making use of my faded, well worn jeans.  Now that ripped jeans are all the rage, hand-ripping my old pairs of Leigh's and Jamie's proved not only therapeutic but also cost effective as I am on a spending ban (kind of...).