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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sunday Portrait 001 | Sleep, Beauty Subscription Boxes & Balloon Dogs.

Sunday Portrait 001.
I'm not sure if this will be a regular thing, but we'll see! I don't really have many recent photographs of myself, I usually stay behind the camera, but when I first started getting into photography when I was around 16 I took a lot of self portraits. It was probably an age (and a myspace thing), but it did really encourage me to experiment with angles and things. 

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Catching up on sleep has been my main priority over the last couple of days and I'm feeling more like myself again.

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June Birchbox*
» Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
» REN Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot
» Cowshed Gorgeous Cow Body Lotion
» Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm
» Penhaligon's Iris Prima Perfume
» STYLondon Temporary Metallic Tattoos
» Birchbox x French Sole Shoe Bag

This is the first Birchbox I've received recently and it's a good one. I really detest the name of the REN product though. Is keeping young the only way to be beautiful? I think not!

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June Glossybox* 
» Monu Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist
» Glossybox Flash Tattoos
» Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes
» Kueshi Anticellulite Booster
» Essence The Gel Nail Polish

This Essence nail polish is my new favourite. It's on my toes right now (no picture because, feet!) but the colour is exactly how it looks in the bottle with one coat. I have a thing for blue nail polishes. 

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My mum's pup received a BarkBeats* Box last week and this balloon dog toy is his new favourite thing in the whole world. He carries it around everywhere!

Are you having a good weekend?
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  1. Oh gosh, in middle school I took sooo many pictures of myself with Photobooth. I think at one point I even sent an email to my friends of some of the Photobooth pictures, saying that I missed them (I sent it over a summer break after I had moved countries). And in retrospect, that was very random, and I'm a little embarrassed about it. It's also kinda funny. And sad :P ANYWAYS I won't be doing that any time soon haha. Excited to see more from this series! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  2. Your mum's pup is so adorable! It's good to hear you've been catching up on sleep, it's so important. x


  3. lovely pictures :) your dog looks so cute and I am loving that nail polish !


  4. Im all about catchig up on sleep these days! Even though I go to sleep at a reasonable time Im always quite tired. Its a bit frustrating tbh!

    Leanne x

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  5. I was debating whether to sign up to birchbox yesterday, this might push me to do it!


  6. I love that blue shade! It's very different and pretty! Lovely portrait too, I hope you'll do more! <3 xxx

  7. I didn't really think much of the name of the Ren product, but now you mention it, you're absolutely right. Anyone can be beautiful at any age! I'm the same regarding photographs, I always prefer to be taking the photos.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  8. I like your thinking with the young and beautiful thing! Also "self portraits" sounds a lot classier than "selfies" hahaha. I have really bad sleeping habits - sometimes I'll get 5 hours and sometimes I'll go all the way to 10 or 12! Ideally I'd like 7-9, but we'll see how that goes.

    becky | star violet

  9. I used to take a lot more portraits for myspace and fotolog too haha And I really like yours, so unique! This weekend I've been catching up on sleep, blogging and spending some time outside since the weather has been really nice!! :) Hope you're having a great sunday! x

  10. I too have been recharging my batteries a little bit as it was most definitely needed! x


  11. Love the self-portrait - it's always good to go back to your photography roots :) Also, good point on the REN name...Brands need to be more aware of how they market their products (ie. so many overly sexual product names. WHY OH WHY!? It's not cute, I take it as a sign that your product is crap because you have to use the 'sex sells' strategy)

  12. I agree about the young and beautiful thing. How rude. And ageist.

  13. this was a really fun post to read :) great that you feel more like yourself for catching up on sleep and I really like that bold blue too :) lovely shade xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  14. LOVE your portrait!! That is exactly how I spend most Sundays, horizontal!! haha!!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

  15. He's so handsome!! :) I really want to try some metallic temporary tattoos.

    Tara x

  16. I love your self-portrait - man that takes me back to the good ol' MySpace days!!
    I love the Beauty Protector spray, it smells so gorgeous! The Essence polish looks beautiful as well.
    And Mister Bailey is looking as handsome as always <3

    Jess xo


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