Beauty, Food, and Weekend Style

Hiya lovelies, as many of you may have noticed, I've been a little preoccupied lately. But, fret not, I have been helping out with a friend's weddingonly involved in the aesthetics though (floral arranging and a few other decorations), not planning it. As I get ready for the weekend, I wanted to share a few things that have inspired me lately: food (obviously), art shops, and even recent purchases.

Looking forward to sharing more with you soon, and reading your wonderful blogs over the weekend.


1. Eating & Drinking: Homemade: cacao almond bark, good for your skin berry bowls, and sweet potato fries w/a refreshing twist of lemon, fresh basil, and sriracha aioli. Drinking: Fresh melon, cucumber, and mint infused water, preferably in these pineapple shot glasses.

2. Supporting: Independent Designers: "It's all, Oh so souvenir to me!" (OSSM) is a platform for emerging talent. The site is dedicated to showcasing particularly Greek designers, and carries a myriad of items from fashion accessories to printed art. Fellow blogger and friend, Adeola of Distinguished Diva is behind OSSM so do check it out! The concrete and wood candle, and embroidered necklace were two personal favourites.

3. Fitness Favourites: these colourful adidas running shoes! Surprisingly, even though I wear bold hues in my clothing, for my trainers I typically wear classic black and white predominantly. But, these here are graphically pleasing with a little personality and style.

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4. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay: This is really an oldie but goodie, and I am uncertain as to why I'd forgotten about this mask, because I used to make it regularly years ago. I have been reverting back to clay powder masks that I have tried in the past. This one is made with 100% natural calcium bentonite, and works well as a great deep cleansing clay mask. It can be a tad messy if you're not used to mixing clay, but it's not my first rodeo, and I simply use a small scooping spoon with a bowl for mixing, then add a dash of apple cider vinegar, and apply with a brush or sponge.

5. Planters: We have sowed and reaped the benefits of our little garden, and now have even more to look forward to. I will probably need to get a bigger greenhouse in the future, but for now, I am happy to see our jalapeño peppers, basil, rosemary, carrots, and lettuce flourish already. I love these tall planters, which would fare nicely alongside the other succulents that I have.

6. EX1 Cosmetics: I had heard quite a lot about this brand from a friend visiting from Israel, and she had mentioned to me that it was a great alternative for deeper skin tones: yellow, olive, dark, deep skin pigments and complexions, which I was interested in. My first run was trial and error, as I bought the wrong colour, but I was able to get it all sorted with ease. The foundation is completely blendable, which is why I bought it. *Pros: Works well and has good coverage, not full. *Cons: Limited colour selection overall.

7. Watching: Peaky Blinders: Last season, I was too busy to see full episodes, but then caught up on it later. Now that the new season has already begun, I am so engrossed in the series, instead of date night out, it was great for a night in when it was rainy outside. It airs on BBC 2, and all six new episodes will be available to stream on Netflix from 31 May. Have you seen it? Check out this roundup and soundtrack breakdown here.

Tip: Go to a party food store, or wholesaler and buy these little baskets. They are perfect for entertaining, so I bought ten of them, plus a few other goods. When you have guests over, it's like being at your own little diner!

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  1. How cool your garden is growing awesome list. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. It must be very exciting to help your friend in such a memorable event!
    Have fun and that you for your suggestions.


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