Denim Shirt

uniqlo denim shirt
uniqlo denim shirt
adidas stan smith navy

Uniqlo Denim Shirt (Similar) // Topshop Jeans // Adidas Stan Smith 

The de-cluttering of my closet is going ok, I posted some items in my depop, if you want to check them out.
On the illustrating matter I need to edit so many scans to make the background white, which is the bit I'm the least excited about.
And about our trip to Blackpool, I haven't even thought about what I'm going to wear. The weather is supposed to be nice so hopefully won't need to take a big coat with me haha.



Cherry Blossom

white cherry blossom

Oh, the joys of being off work for 6 weeks. I might end up getting bored sooner or later but I'm actually quite excited about a number of things.

First, decluttering my wardrobe: yesterday I took off my clothing rail a few pieces that I haven't worn in years. I will be putting them up for sale on Vinted, where you can find pre-loved pieces for an excellent price all while giving them a new lease of life. 

It's gonna be a lengthy process as I still need to sort shoes, tops and bottoms and hopefully get a couple of shelves to display my favourites nicely in the spare room. 

Also, I have a thing with lists, so to plan what to take with me on holiday to Blackpool next month I will be writing one of those. It's just so satisfying to check each item off a list (or is that just me?).

Last, but definitely not least. I will be doing more painting/illustrating. The boring part comes when it's time to scan each picture then polish off the jpgs in Photoshop. I hope to add more printed cards and poster designs in my photobox shop soon.

Are you going on holiday this year?



Should I or Shouldn't I?

topshop jeans, leather loafers

I'm talking about buying these items, obviously! Some of them have been on my mind for quite some time but I just can't seem to make the purchase for some reason.

Paul Costelloe Triplet Bag: It was on my last wishlist, as it has a similar look to the Celine Trio bag, which costs hundreds more. I took so long to decide that it went out of stock and now this dark green version is all I can find.

Topshop Moto Pale Blue Jeans: I've been looking for a pair of light coloured jeans to wear during the summer. I purchased a pair last year from H&M but the fit wasn't the best - low rise and a bit baggy on the bottom. Could these be the ones?

H&M Cable-Knit Jumper: I know what you're thinking - a jumper in the middle of summer? But this lightweight cotton blend one seems like a perfect addition to my summer wardrobe as it has a lovely and soft fine knit texture, great for keeping warm when it gets chilly in the afternoon.

Chanel Les Beiges Lip Balm: Obsessing with all things Parisian lately so Chanel is no exception. I'm a big fan of lip balms so would definitely use this limited edition one a lot. Plus introducing a tiny bit of luxury to your everyday life never hurt anyone, right?

5th Avenue Tasselled Loafers: I spotted them at the Deichmann shop when we were in town but didn't try them on. Why? I've been trying to shop less impulsively but have been thinking about them ever since!

Do you hope to buy anything soon?



Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution

Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution

I purchased Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution last year on a trip to Paris with my husband. Having tried L'oreal's micellar water previous to this one (more on that here), I wasn't expecting a lot but, which is why I picked up the small version in case I didn't like it, but after using it a couple of times, it left me pleasantly surprised. 

As you may know, the Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution is meant for cleansing the skin and removing makeup. This version is for sensitive skin, but there's also one for dehydrated and one for oily skin, though the last one can't be used on eyes. 

This product guarantees a gentle cleanse and makeup removal thanks to the micelles, which remove impurities while respecting skin, which prevents irritation. You don't need to rinse it and it's paraben free. 

Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution easily removes my eye and face makeup without stinging, irritating or leaving an oily residue on my skin. It is a breeze to use and a little goes a long way. The only downside is that it's not the easiest to get hold of but you can find it in Escentual (they deliver worldwide) for £4.95.

Have you tried this Bioderma cleanser?



Black & Grey

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket
(Similar: Trousers)

A down jacket in the summer? I hear you ask, yeah well this outfit is from a couple of weeks back when the sun wasn't shining as intensely as it is now. And speaking of down jackets I actually purchased another one recently from Uniqlo as it had over 50% off and I had told myself to buy it when it went on sale. 

Monday is my last day of work before the school holidays. After that I will start planning what to pack for our little holiday to Blackpool! Other plans including clearing out and organising my closet and doing more illustrations with my new found free time.