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Thursday 31 August 2017

5 years (and 500 posts!) of Candyflossoverkill♡ // My most popular posts

Schwarzkopf Live Steel Silver 098 review and before and after
Can you believe I've been blogging for five years?? Although I didn't blog too regularly at first, I've been blogging on this lil corner of the internet for five years as of this august. Even though it's just a hobby, I'm pretty proud of how much things have improved around here (just have a quick glance at my first couple of posts!!) I think I've really stepped up my game, especially in the last couple of years- around halfway in to my year in Japan I bought a camera, invested in a domain and a proper design for the blog, and I spent more time writing more and better posts. And then 500 posts just kind of happened. So to celebrate I thought I'd dredge through the archives and put together a little round up of my most popular posts so far:


Tuesday 29 August 2017

Bleach Berwick Street haul and wishlist

Bleach Berwick street

I finally visited Bleach's Berwick Street salon in Soho the other week. The shop itself has just been redone, and Bleach's second line of products had just been launched, so I couldn't get there fast enough! I didn't get many pictures of inside, (because I'd feel like a creep taking pictures while people were getting their hair done) but it's really stylish- black with huge mirrors and a couple of cute plants with all their products lined up at the front. I think I was pretty restrained and I only bought a few things, but they're super cool and I already have a tonne of other things I want to buy, so there's a lil wishlist here too.

Sunday 27 August 2017

"Space grunge" OOTD featuring vans, fishnets and round sunglasses

space grunge ootd

I'm so on board with SS17 trends like fishnets and coloured round sunglasses, so when I picked up these tights and sunglasses from ebay a couple of weeks ago, I practically ran to go and style them up. I paired the fishnets with these black platform shoes from Garage (long time readers will remember I used to wear these pretty much every day), this skirt I picked up in H&M years ago for £3(!!) and then chopped shorter. Finishing up is this vans shirt I bought from WEGO in Harajuku last year (Wego Harajuku haul)

Friday 25 August 2017

Japanese streets 9

Japanese streets 9

I love Japanese architecture- something about the multitude of signs and neon in the cities, the grey and ugly tiled apartment buildings, and seeing 止まれ written on the roads makes it seem immediately different to here in the UK. I took a tonne of pictures while I was exploring on my year abroad, and I didn't get round to sharing them all, so I started this mini series sharing some of the pictures of random places I found aesthetically pleasing. Enjoy!


Wednesday 23 August 2017

New in// Lush, Urbanears, Bluebird Tea Co. etc. collective haul

collective haul new in lush urbanears bluebird tea co hoxton mini press

I had a little unintentional blog hiatus last week- my family went on a spontaneous holiday in Cornwall and the internet was every bit as nonexistent as you'd expect from a valley in the middle of the countryside. I had a great holiday, but I couldn't post this collective haul of a few things I've picked up over the last month and a half or so. I think I've got a nice haul here: a mix of beauty and lifestyle items- not forgetting the all important tea!


Thursday 10 August 2017

Empties #6: Lush, Tresemmé, happy naturals etc.

Another empties post today- I'm still on a mission to use up all my old half empty beauty and makeup items. I'm not aiming for minimalism zero- stuff perfection, but I am trying to pare down things a little so I don't end up hoarding things until they go off (case in point: 5 year old gloopy nail varnish that is completely unusable.) Anyway, here are the things I've used up in the past month or so :) This month I finished a couple of bits of makeup too, which feels like an achievement.


Thursday 3 August 2017

Crazy color lavender// review and before and after

Crazy color lavender: review and before and after

So recently I've tried lavender hair, and I wanted to share my experience using Crazy Color's Lavender hair dye. I have mixed feelings on this dye- it was affordable and looked gorgeous on my silver-toned hair, it also made my hair feel great. Sadly, it is quite a high maintenance look- it washes out almost completely after 2 washes, so you need to top up the colour quite regularly.


Tuesday 1 August 2017

Mini beauty haul: Lush, Bleach London and Revlon

Mini beauty haul: Lush, Bleach London and Revlon

I went beauty shopping last week and I picked up a couple of repeat purchases including my fave silver shampoo, along with a cheeky Lush splurge- I'm embracing the treat yo' self vibes at the moment!
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