Monday, 25 April 2016

what I've been loving lately 001

So I kind of stopped doing monthly favourites purely because I was finding it so hard to even find five new things that I have been loving each month. I still want to share with you what I've been loving recently though so I think I'm going to do a 'What I've been loving lately'. A post every couple of months to share my recent loves!

This may come as a shock to those of you who know that I tend to stay away from any lipstick that isn't a nude but I have! I've been on the look out for a red lipstick that doesn't have pink undertones for soooooo long ( major emphasis on the fact is has been a long time) but this Nars Audacious lipstick in Rita fits my criteria perfectly! It is darker than a pillarbox red yet lighter than a really vampy red - I love it and a full review should be up on my blog soon because this amazing lipstick needs a post of its own to show off how much I love it.

Something totally out of my comfort zone is this frilly crop top from Zara. My personal style is totally not girly so for me this is like really odd/I'm totally in love with it. I've been styling it with just a pair of plain denim jeans from Topshop but HelloOctoberxo styled this top with a pair of mom jeans in a recent haul and it looks so nice. It is definitely a versatile top even though it is quite intricate and it'll see me through spring into summer!

It may sound totally stupid but this bed cover from Ikea has totally been something that I've been loving lately. I mean - who doesn't want to sleep in pretty bed covers? I've actually wanted this duvet cover for a while but they were always sold out - it was only when I went to the store a couple of weeks ago and saw it, it went straight into my bag! Needless to say my room looks a little more kitsch (because yes I still use that word).


So earlier this month I went to see Years and Years and they were totally incredible! They are most probably my favourite group out there and they are so good live!! So basically what I'm trying to say is check out their album (especially Gold and Ties although the whole album is pretty amazing)! MO was one of their support acts, I used to love her music so much and I've totally fallen back in love! I would definitely recommend Kamikaze as that's been on repeat for the past few weeks - I'm still not sick of it so that's definitely a good sign!


Monica Church has been a Youtuber that I've been really loving lately; she recently started a daily vlog channel and her videos are so good! They're quite short so you won't have to spend ages looking at a screen but she's so interesting and you really get to know her as a person. The video I've included is probably my favourite vlog of hers - happy watching!

That's what I've been particularly loving lately, but I'd loved to know what you've been loving recently! Let me know in the comments below :)
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  1. That lipstick looks devine! Have you got a record player?! Im so jealous! I bet that sounds amazing! Lovely post hun x

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    1. Yes I do! I absolutely love listening to music on it :) x

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  2. Interesting picks! I love the NARS lipstick, I will check this out!

    www.luv4beautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my faves already :)

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  3. Rita looks beautiful! I have Anita and I'm obsessed, definitely want to add to my NARS lipstick collection!

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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    1. I love the look of Anita - definitely one on my wishlist x

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  4. The lipstick looks gorgeous, definitely have to give that one a go when I'm in Space NK next time! And that top looks just lush! :)

    thegoodwaywithmary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I am totally in love with the top haha :)

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  5. I'm exactly the same with duvet covers, isn't it weird that simple things like that can just lift your mood?! Haha x

    Eve | helloimeve.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mine definitely do haha! I'm glad I'm not alone x

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  6. I have the Olivia Nars Audacious Lipstick and even though it is much more red that most of those that I own I adore it for it's vibrancy, staying power and that it doesn't drag on the lip.

    Great post!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

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    1. I've seen Olivia and it looks stunning! I think it might be more of a summery lip for me :)

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  7. Absolutely LOVED this post! You have made me OBSESSED with that NARS lipstick hehe! It's gorg! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much :) I think everyone loves the lipstick! xx

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  8. Great list! Really want to try that lipstick!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to know if you do :)

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  9. That lipstick is gorgeous! Love the look of it! And the top - SO CUTE!! I haven't really listened to Years and Years all that much so I think I might have to play some of the music soon! Em xx

    http://edoublemamurray.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Omg you need to! They're such a good band and well worth listening to! :) xx

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  10. Love the nars lipstick ;3 also where did you get that ellie goulding delirium vinyl by the way? I've never seen one before but love the album so much :'D

    Quirks & Queries

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    1. I got it from HMV, they have so many albums there (always more than Urban Outfitters) x

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  11. I'm obsessed with Nars, I've been eyeing up the Audacious lipsticks for a while but I can't decide on a colour, that one looks lovely though!! That top is gorgeous too, i'm obsessed with lacey/crochety type things at the moment!

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    1. I'm so in love with the top haha, I wear it too much :)

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  12. I am kinda loving the Monica! Thanks for the recommendation. She's incredibly likeable!

    www.kayleighkmua.com

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    1. That's okay! She is isn't she, already one of my favourite YouTubers :)

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  13. That Zara top is SO gorgeous! It's always nice to step out of your comfort zone every now and again! 🙈 xx

    Kate | katedruryy.blogspot.com

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  14. I have the same vinyl reader as you but in red! And recently, I've been loving Currents, an album from Tame Impala and my yellow socks which I wear with my docs. (omg, Years and Years are amazing, I would like to see them!) x

    www.queenofdisastah.blogspot.com

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    1. Years and years were amazing! If they're in France you should definitely go see see them :) I love tame Impala as well! x

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  15. I love that top very pretty! I'm actually quite impressed by Zara and have become a huge fan of their clothing pieces! Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Recently I've been loving clothes from Zara so much!

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  16. The Zara top is so pretty!! ♥ I really like the look of the lipstick too. Lovely picks!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours
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    1. Thank you! I've definitely worn this top too much lately!

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  17. I love NARS lipsticks, Rita looks like such a stunning shade! I'm loving your new top too :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Thank you! A lot of people love the lipstick and I need to wear it more! xx

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  18. Lovely post! Really unique style to your blog, I really like it!! Love those sheets from IKEA too!
    bellesplash.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I absolutely love the ikea bedding haha x

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  19. i'm pretty sure we have the same record player, I love mine! I'm yet to try a NARS lipstick but I looooooooove this shade, may have to invest now haha
    love, roz x
    imnothungover

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    1. I have a post all about it going up on Thursday!! x

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