WHAT’S IN MY BEAUTY BAG & A GIVEAWAY.

Style Paws What's In My Beauty Bag

One of my favourite types of blog posts is always having a good snoop into what other girls use in their beauty routines, so I thought I’d share a few of my every day must-have favourites. Working in the beauty retail industry, this is definitely not everything I own – by a long shot – but it does pretty much cover my average routine.

Plus, thanks to my friends at Suvana Organic, I have a little giveaway for you guys!

GIRLS.

Style Paws Sam Sidney Amy Whitfield Maddie O'Gorman Band Photo

{Photos taken by Suzanne Bunn - Post-production by Amy Whitfield}

Oh, so hey guys – on the weekend we started a band. Er, not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking so when you see these photos. I’d been eyeing off my boyfriend’s band’s pretty amazing studio for quite some time, so when the guys went away, the girls couldn’t help but play. With the assistance of some sweet tunes and some of our favourite vintage dress-ups, British Indiettes was born. Good way to spend a day… highly recommend. Special thanks to my lovely friends Amy, Maddie and Bunn (and of course British India too).

THE MOON.

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{Image via Free People blog}

Whenever you feel like the world is weighing down on your shoulders, step outside the back (or front door) of your house at night and stare at the moon.

Not only is it actually one of the most beautiful things you can possibly be looking at, but nothing makes you feel more insignificant and small as staring into an infinite sky.

Suddenly your problems seem less important and your day-to-day stresses – which are no doubt real, genuine stresses – are not as amplified as they were at 4.30pm when you were staring at the clock on your computer, wishing that the day would just hurry up and end. Things like finally getting around to giving your folks a call or not wasting your entire night on the couch are put into perspective.

The gradients of the night sky and the glittering sparkles that dot it make me think about all kinds of existential bullshit, but sometimes that’s exactly what you didn’t realise you needed to be thinking about.

It’s not about wanting to go out and fix all the world’s problems, or even just seize the day – both which are of course, admirable objectives. Rather, it’s just about being forced to pause, take that deep breath, and think about the entire universe that revolves around you (but not in the way that you know, “you think the universe revolves around you”).

Consider the moon as the glowing, wondrous, curiosity-sparking full stop that you need before you can properly start your next sentence. La luna.

STYLE PAWS X GHD

Vintage hair inspiration and tutorials by Style Paws for GHD

{Photos by the amazing Amy Whitfield; pastel styler by ghd}

As a person with dead straight hair, I’ve never really considered a ghd styler/straightener in my regime before. However after being invited to check out ghd’s new Hairstyle Inspiration section on their website, I realised I have definitely been missing out!

So with the help of my amazing friend Amy, we decided we would share with you a couple of our favourite vintage-inspired hair dos, both which utilise our new BFF the ghd. I was lucky enough to receive this bad boy in my favourite pastel mint shade, which really does make it the most fashionable of accessories! As you’re about to see, Amy and I are by no means hair experts – but believe me, these are fun and super easy ‘dos that will have you feeling a little bit Priscilla Presley in no time.

INSTAGRAM GIRL CRUSH: WHINNIE WILLIAMS

Whinnie Williams Instagram Crush

{Pics via @WhinnieWilliams on Instagram & Facebook}

Fashion blogs used to be my main source of style inspiration but lately it’s been overtaken by Instagram. I guess it’s the ease and convenience of just checking my phone during a busy day and getting – let’s face it – a lot of content that gets posted on blogs anyway. Ironically enough, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of my favourite Instagram fashion girls to follow with you here. On my blog. Hmmm…

So my “Following” list is predominantly made up of girls with excellent wardrobes. The latest addition is British singer Whinnie Williams, who I’m besotted with for obvious reasons; she has an incredible 60s mod girl look, plenty of super cute animal friends and did I mention her amazing 60s mod girl look? She’s Edie Sedgwick meets Brigitte Bardot meets Pattie Boyd – all my fave style icons with a modern twist. Love love love. I suddenly have the urge to go vintage shopping and listen to The Beatles. Hey Whinnie, I think we should be BFFs 4eva.