I’m afraid to say that I would rather spend an extra 5 minutes in bed and do my mascara on the bus than get up 5 minutes earlier. I know it’s frowned upon by some but as long as I’m not taking up anyone else’s space I can’t see a problem with choosing to apply a little mascara over reading a book (Sadly I’m not much of a reader).

I don’t ever do all my makeup on the bus as I think somethings are better done with a little more space, time and just in the privacy of your own home. It goes without saying (I think) that I do all my skincare at home, I then go onto foundation as I wouldn’t want to leave the house without it, I also do my eyeshadow at home as it requires a little more time and any extreme liner/brows. I still feel that not everyone understand why women fill in their brows so I find that this always get’s funny looks. I then grab a large pair of sunglasses and out the door..

So onto what I do on the bus/train/taxi…

Although I would still rather do my concealer at home I do occasionally get out my Nars Creamy Concealer and start stripping it around my face, I’m not big on powder but I also think a pressed powder is completely acceptable but find loose to just be too messy. I also add a little bit of colour to my face; bronzer or blush but only contour if I am really desperate for time as it requires much more precision. If I am going for a simple sweep of a brow gel or minor liner work then I have just about mastered doing this on a moving vehicle too (although my cab driver never believes me).

The two things I always do on the go are mascara and lipstick as I think these are the most acceptable. Lipstick takes no time at all, especially if it’s a nude and I like taking a little bit of extra time to do my mascara and this is time that would otherwise be spent looking out of the window or refreshing my emails.

Things I never do on public transport are painting my nails, spraying perfumes or brushing my hair- it’s just rude and I’d simply wait to use the bathroom to do so later instead.

What are your thought on people doing their makeup in public? I personally love watching others do their do but maybe I’m just nosey…

The weather in London has been all over the place; it’s quite literally sunny one minute and rainy the next which is why I decided to make the most out of the sunshine we got over the weekend.

I went to the park and had a bit of a drive around, there are few things that make me happier than driving around, in the sunshine with some music on. For that reason I needed something comfy, that would be warm enough for evening but that still looked quite summery so I decided to take my white jeans for their first outing of the year.

These jeans are from Missguided and I love that they’re ripped on the knees, I think it makes them look super relaxed and casual. My shirt is an oldie from GAP but looking at these photos has made me really want a new one.

My shoes are new and from Ugg, I have been so impressed recently by Uggs non-boot selection and there are so many which I would love to have in my wardrobe. These Ugg Leopard Espadrilles are perfect for this time of year and I was surprised by how comfortable they were, I usually have to break shoes in but these fit like a glove and were perfect for a day filled with walking.

These D&G glasses have also barely left my face, I love them! They’re great for winter or summer sunshine as the shape and colour is so classic, I love cat eye sunglasses! I’ll do another post showing them a little closer at a later date but the inside of them is glittery, a requirement I am going to have every time I buy sunglasses from now on. These are from Sunglasses Shop who sell fairly affordable designer sunglasses if you’re looking for a summer treat.

I am also hoping to do a few more outfit posts over the next few months (possibly one a week) so do let me know if that is something you would be interested in, hopefully even a lookbook!

A few weeks ago I was invited to stay at the new Every on Piccadilly Circus and thought I would share my experience for any of you that are looking for a very central hotel.

The new hotel between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square so it’s a great location for anyone that wants to be right in the heart of London, particularly if you are going to be going out in the evening a lot as it is surrounded by lots of restaurants, bars and clubs.

The hotel it’s self is a no-fuss but still very comfortable as their aim is to provide you with what you need rather than with what you don’t. This means the internet is free (& fast), the beds are huge, everything in the mini bar is free (although there is only a few soft drinks) but you won’t find a sewing kit or other usually pointless items.

I love a hotel that provides robes so I was happy to see that it did but I would have loved there to have been more on offer on the food front. I’m pretty sure they don’t offer room service and the food in the restaurant was no more than okay but their buffet breakfast was delicious.

That said I still had a lovely stay; the bed was amazing and super wide, the internet was great and I loved the whole room. I would recommend trying to stay higher up in the hotel as I did hear some people say that they heard noise from the outside but since my room was on one of the higher floors I didn’t even hear a whisper.

Great hotel if you are looking for a central hotel in London which is affordable (as far as Cental London hotels go) and don’t mind not having the extra room service and expensive mini fridge. Check out their website for the best rate. 

1. I’ve never worn acrylic nails as I am lucky enough to have quite strong nails.
2. I hate shaving my legs in winter
3.  I love fake tan and I don’t think being too dark is really a problem (as long as it isn’t orange)
4.  I rarely use body lotion as I just find it time consuming and boring (but I am trying to change!)
5. I have never tried any Bobbi Brown products. (until today hopefully- more on that soon)
6. I hate washing my brushes and instead have lots so I don’t have to however this makes the washing process so much longer!
7. I once applied hair removal cream thinking it was a moisturiser before a night out.
8. Visiting the MAC counter/store still scares me but I have no problem on other counters/stores.
  
9. I have attachment issues so my makeup collection is shockingly large. 
10. When I was younger I painted my nails every single, single day for about 2 years. 
11. I absolutely hate doing my own eye brows (as the photo above proves) 
12. I once came home from school wearing a foundation I had borrowed from one of my mixed race friends, it was about 6 shades too dark and the worst look ever. 
I’d love to hear your confessions below in the comments.

After watch Anna’s A Walk Down Memory Lane video and reading Laura’s post I couldn’t help but get involved. Back at the beginning of the year I share what was on my wishlist back in 2009 but this time I am talking about my experience, products I loved and products I will never use again. 

What was your first ever makeup product? Do you have any beauty regrets?