Sunday, 28 June 2015

Monthly Lifestyle Favourites: June!

It's that time again, where I pull together a selection of the lifestyle picks that I have been enjoying throughout the month and pop them into a chatty favourites post. This months set up is a little different, Adam and I headed to the coast over the weekend so I thought I'd shoot my favourites out in the 'summer' sun! So, here is Junes helping:

At the beginning of June Adam and I headed to Berlin for a short 3-dayer, so of course it would get a mention in my favourites. We had an amazing time exploring different boroughs of the city and I absolutely love these black and white snaps we took in the phtoautomat! Yes, we had 4 takes before our faces look remotely sane, but that is half the fun! In fact, you can read the first part of my Berlin Travel Guide which is already up on ES, with the second half coming at you this week!

I work in an office Monday-Friday, where the dress code is somewhat 'smart casual', so I always like to purchase pieces that transition from my 'work wardrobe' to my 'weekend wardrobe', and these Clarks Glove Candy fit the bill perfectly. They are an early Autumn release from Clarks' Sport Luxes range (check it out, the selection is awesome) and I really appreciate the combination of textures - suede, croc and patent. A great take on a slip on.

If you have been around these parts since I started ES last year then you'll know I have a major love for Origins and I always turn back to them when I need to get my skin in order (plus every product is like enjoying a facial). My current night cream is a little on the thick side for my combination skin, so I've been using the Oil Free version of their Night-A-Mins, and it is beautiful. It is a rich treat for my skin in the evenings, but still sinks in perfectly and leaves my skin fresh and plump in the mornings thanks to the fact it is packed full of vitamins and minerals. I really couldn't rave about it enough.

This polish has been on my nails all month since I picked it up whilst in Berlin. Isn't the colour awesome? I was drawn to it whilst waiting at the checkout, not usually being drawn to shades of blue, but I'm loving it. The formulae isn't the best I've tried, a little watered down with a tendency to look uneven on first coat, but the finish is perfect after a couple of layers, and the staying power is great too. I'll definitely be checking out more shades next time I'm in a store!

I ordered this Kanken from ASOS just before we were due to depart for Berlin, knowing I would need something sturdy to lug around bits for our trip, and it really delivered. It has loads of different compartments, a great size for holding my camera and blogging bits and a slip on the inside handy for storing paperwork and passports. I also really appreciate the fact it has two ways of wearing, backpack straps and smaller handles at the top, these handles have a little popper to keep them together, making it easier for unwanted hands to delve in. (Yes, I sound like a tourist, but when you're carrying expensive cameras and your passports then I'd rather be safe than sorry). They definitely aren't the cheapest option of luggage, but I really have no complaints as they are so well made. I packed it to the brim on days we were out and about in Berlin and it never felt uncomfortable, weighted, or unsturdy. I'll definitely be bringing this along with me for future trips.

Here's hoping July will bring more summer vibes!



  1. Sounds like you've had an interesting month, I love these shoes! x

  2. Haha, yes! I'd agree with that. They're cool, aren't they? & super comfy! Trusty ol' Clarks!

  3. floral feather28 June 2015 at 16:14

    Great shoes! That backpack looks good too, been looking for one for a while.

    Zoe | floral and feather | Giveaway live now

  4. I'm so glad I bought it! Nearly opted for grey or black, as per, but I think the orange will look awesome in Autumn too.

  5. I keep meaning to try Origins, I need it for my baggies. Lovely to find local bloggers like yourself, I'm in Norwich too! Well just a little south of Norwich actually but hey ho. Look forward to your future posts.

    Oh btw I found you via Twitter.

    Wendy Xx

  6. You should! They have some ahmaaazing stuff! It is nice to know my blog is being found locally, thanks for letting me know where you came across ES! Norwich is an awesome city!


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