A weekend in Brighton

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This past weekend my and I BFF paid a visit to the 10th annual Brighton Tattoo Convention. We went to Vbites vegan cafe for a proper fry up to fortify us for the day. The food was brilliant, and I will definitely be heading back next time I'm in town to sample some more bits off the menu (they do a vegan kebab. A VEGAN KEBAB!) They also have a little deli area where they sell their own faux meat and dairy products as well as a few bits from other brands.



The convention took place in the Brighton Center and consisted to two main areas, the main room is of course the room where the tattooing took place. Each artist or shop has their own booth where many sell prints and accessories as well as displaying any flash they have for the weekend. Its a great place to to find new artists and, if you're local, getting appointments with artist who live up country or internationally. The place was quite literally buzzing with talent, and we had the opportunity to see some truly fantastic pieces of artwork being created.
On the ground floor there was a shopping area where small business had salls set up. We had a brilliant time browsing, trying moonshine (the roasted apple one is ah-may-zing) and photoboothing. Downstairs also host a bar/venue for the evening party where bands played, which admittedly we didn't stay for because we were too tired.


All in all we had a really lovely day out seeing a lot of cool stuff over the day. I do wish I'd bought more art prints though!



















This past weekend my and I BFF paid a visit to the 10th annual Brighton Tattoo Convention. We went to Vbites vegan cafe for a proper fry up to fortify us for the day. The food was brilliant, and I will definitely be heading back next time I'm in town to sample some more bits off the menu (they do a vegan kebab. A VEGAN KEBAB!) They also have a little deli area where they sell their own faux meat and dairy products as well as a few bits from other brands.



The convention took place in the Brighton Center and consisted to two main areas, the main room is of course the room where the tattooing took place. Each artist or shop has their own booth where many sell prints and accessories as well as displaying any flash they have for the weekend. Its a great place to to find new artists and, if you're local, getting appointments with artist who live up country or internationally. The place was quite literally buzzing with talent, and we had the opportunity to see some truly fantastic pieces of artwork being created.
On the ground floor there was a shopping area where small business had salls set up. We had a brilliant time browsing, trying moonshine (the roasted apple one is ah-may-zing) and photoboothing. Downstairs also host a bar/venue for the evening party where bands played, which admittedly we didn't stay for because we were too tired.


All in all we had a really lovely day out seeing a lot of cool stuff over the day. I do wish I'd bought more art prints though!

















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Here is a picture I took the other day of Hastings pier.
I'm tweaking a new blog theme because my last one was awful. 

I've mentioned it here before, but I am extremely spotty individual. I have naturally very oily skin, so without a good morning and evening skincare routine I have gaping pores, blackheads and nasty angry red bumps all over my face, and trust me it isn't pretty! Over the last 2 years I have become completely obsessed with skincare, starting with Clearasil, Simple and poundland make-up removal wipes *shudder* I have gradually edged myself toward the team of products that currently make up my skincare routine.

I start off in the morning with my favorite Ren ClearCalm 3 Clay Cleanser (try saying that five times fast!).  Like all Ren products its lovely and mild, perfect for those of us with sensitive skin. I have been know to get this stuff in my eye and not notice until it eventually moves into my vision. I massage this into my face for 2 minuets before removing it with my Botanics Face Brush which is a great alternative to those who don't wish to fork out for (Or like me, just can't afford) a Clarisonic. I then splash my face with cool water to close my pores before spaying my face with the La Roche-Posay Serozic. This toner is somewhat of a new discovery of mine. You've got to buy it online because unfortunately nowhere stocks it in the UK, which is a total nusence because it is wonderful. The zinc calms skin and it can be used for anything from shaving rashes to nappy rashes. Next up is my is La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I love this product. If I allow myself to run out and have to go a few days without it, it really know about it! Some people like to moisturize after using this, but for the most part I don't need to, but when I am feeling a bit dry I reach for Niva Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream which fits the bill. I then use my Burt's Bees Lip Balm before applying my make-up.
In the evening I remove my make-up with my trusty Bioderma on a couple of cotton pads before cleansing. I switch the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo out for Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, which plumps up my skin and injects a bit of dewiness. My last step before bed is the Clinque All About Eyes eye cream which helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. 

I have to say since using these products my skins is fantastic. I hardly ever get any spots and I look all glowy and pretty, which has made me feel so much better about the way I look. I'm even brave enough to venture out without make-up on now!

What are your must have skincare products?
I didn't get dressed today because its Sunday and the middle of the summer holidays, but if I had have got dressed this morning this is what I would have put on.

Zara trousers 
Uniqlo shirt 
Ebay jumper
Market bag 
Primark shoes

I say 'new' I actually go this jacket for my Birthday back at the start of June, but I've been a bit too busy reblogging pictures of dogs on Tumblr to show you all.
I'm pretty sure this was the bargain of a lifetime. I posted a few months back about how much I wanted this jacket, but obviously being £295 it didn't really seem likely that I would ever be able to have one of my own. Still, I would wander in to Whistles every time I walked past one of their stores and try her on while sighing in both sadness and lust- the staff must have thought I was mental!
It was on one of these embarrassingly frequent visits that the shop assistant informed me that the jacket was the last one in stock, so it was a 3rd off, and once it clicked in my head that a 3rd off of £295 was a shit load of money, I frantically phoned my Mum to tell her I had found my Birthday present and that she needed to buy it for me right then and there or I would die. Luckily she complied and I walked out of Whistles with my dream jacket smiling giddily, and as pleased as punch.
Sadly its been a bit too hot to wear her a lot over the summer, but I think I'll get plenty of wear as we plan on spending the rest of our lives together!

Topshop Necklace
Zara Clutch
Zara Shoes
Zara Dress
Whistles Jacket 

If only, eh? The Whistles jacket has been calling out to me every time I walk past her in town.


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 I do occasionally like to do a few DIYs in my free time, and I thought that maybe I should take the time to do blog posts about them. Who knows, maybe I'll inspire someone!

After seeing a street style picture of an over-sized leather bow, I knew that I had to have one of my own! I did a little bit of shopping about online, but I couldn't find any that were nice and in my price range, so I decided to make myself one!

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