Thursday, 30 June 2011

Weekly Love - Week 72

+ This weeks Hummingbird Bakery cake book experiment: Sticky Toffee Cupcakes - I think these are the best ones I've tried so far!

+ Finishing my A Levels. Such an amazing feeling - my 18th birthday bottle of champagne I've been saving was the perfect celebration!

Sophie has written a fantastic guide to cleaning out your makeup bag.

+ Long Island Iced Tea.

+ Defining success for your blog.

+ Clinique Bonus Time - i love freebies! (For those of you who don't know what Bonus Time is, I've explained it here!)

+ These photos make me wish I lived in California.

+ Homemade scotch eggs, fresh and still warm!

+ Gala Darling gives us a rundown of Los Angeles' hottest vintage stores.
17 Nail Bar In A Bag - free
+ If you buy any two '17' products in Boots until the 12th July you'll receive a free summer nail art kit bag - make sure to pick one up in store or online!

+ The new Wildfox lookbook.

+ Trying out the amazing new mexican restaurant in town with my friend Kathryn.

+ Spending hours on Tumblr looking at pretty pictures and not feeling guilty about it, because I no longer have any exams to study for!

+ Sally has written a fantastic guide to looking polished.

+ There is a new Maroon 5 song called 'Moves Like Jagger' featuring Christina Aguilera. There are not words to describe how happy this makes me!

+ Forever 21's possible lawsuit against a California blogger makes me suddenly interested in my studies of the American Constitution, and makes me love the first Amendment...

+ Waking up with the instant thought of 'what exam do I have today?' and realising that I'd finished them and I don't have anything I HAVE to be doing today!

Trust Katy Perry to create a totally wacked out mini film/ music video for Last friday Night (T.G.I.F)  -she's even got some of the Glee guys and Rebecca Black in it!
+ Chilli and tomato baked haddock with Mediterranean couscous. 

+ Benefit has launched a new mascara - I can't wait for this to hit the UK!

+ Getting away with chocolate pudding for breakfast because I'm on holiday. 

+ Reading Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange - and absolutely incredible book - I'll post a review soon!

+ Suze reminds us bloggers that we're not in high school anymore.

+ Waking up and going to bed without looking at the clock all day, having no idea what the time is because there is nothing I need to be doing.

+ Andy Torres has filmed yet another film showing us her favourite chic spots in Amsterdam!

+ Long, country, family walks.

+ More from Gala, she's written three fantastic posts on body image among fashion and style bloggers (one, two & three)

What have you been enjoying this week?


  1. My weekly love is your weekly love post. Haha. Oh and totally agree with long, country, family walks. Perfection. Although I love them best in autumn so I can kick the leaves. You are an inspiration Rachel Phipps!

    Love, Emily x

  2. I love your weekly loves posts!
    I have also just finished my A Levels and completely agree, wasting my time on tumblr and not feeling guilty is such a good feeling!!
    Sirens and Bells xx

  3. It really made me happy to see your Weekly Love post in my subscription box, they're always great! :)


  4. God those food photos are amazing, I adore couscous, and those cupcakes look gorgeous! I love these sorts of posts where people round up lots of interesting items, I'll be making my way through them now :) xx

  5. I have those two nail polish shades too. I didn't know about the gift bag so thank you for letting us know. Going to get myself one! :)
    Our advert finishes tonight, right? I will send you the stats tomorrow, I havent had a look yet. Will share with you tomorrow x

  6. I really love when you post photos of your cupcakes!

  7. Congrats on being finished! Off to check out all these links now!

  8. So yummy the cupcakes :)

    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

  9. I love your weekly posts! Such a good way to sum up the week with some of the best articles/blog post :) Thanks!

  10. that food looks awesome! which new mexican did you try out? xx

  11. @ Ella - Chimi Changa, opposite Paperchase!

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