Friday, 27 April 2012

Update: Guest Blogs & Beauty Reviews

A pause for a moment, while I gather myself (things have been mental recently with the opening of Pilgrims Nook, preparing for my exams, commuting backwards and forwards between Canterbury and London and getting geared up for a pretty massive life change), I thought I'd put together a post with a few updates of things I have been getting up to since January that I have not been mentioning in my 'Weekly Love' feature, as well as a few roundups of my favourite posts from the last couple of months. 
This week marks the first of my guest posts entitled 'Californication' about a bit of a personal journey of mine over on the Volcomunity blog. For those of you who don't know, Volcomunity is an incredible blog set up by the awesome Californian clothing company Volcom, bringing inspiring and awesome women from fashion bloggers to top athletes together to contribute. I'm absolutely honoured to be asked to contribute a couple of posts as I have been a massive fan for ages! Thank you to Carly and everyone else at Canoe Inc. and to Lina and everyone else at Volcom Europe for making this possible! 

Speaking of guest blogging, next week I am going to be taking over Lucozade's Witness My Revival blog for a week of guest editing - I'll be posting a little something up there every day. Witness My Revival is alongside the launch of Lucozade's new Revive drink (so far I have spotted it in Tescos) and is basically a little online collection of things to lift your day - I'll see you over there!

I know not all of you read my beauty blog, The Glossy Guide and you wished I posted more about makeup and beauty products on this blog, so here is a round up of reviews of some of my favourite products I have encountered so far this year.
1. O.P.I Drip Dry Drops | 2. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation | 3. Label M Sea Salt Hair Spray | 4. 'Navigate Her' from Essie's Spring 2012 Collection | 5. Shea Butter Beauty Products from L'Occitane | 6. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

As well as links to some of my beauty reviews, I thought I'd also include some links to posts from this blog that I have particularly enjoyed putting together. My second favourite post category is Outfit Posts

Anyone who knows me however, will know that my all time favourite feature is 'Places To Eat In London' because one of my all time favourite activities has to be brunch with friends. I might manage to fit a few more in this year, but the feature is going on a pretty long hiatus, so here are some of the places I have been lucky enough to eat at so far!
food roundup
1. Ottolenghi, Notting Hill (recommended for lunch or afternoon tea) | 2. The Primrose Bakery, Primrose Hill (recommended for pudding or afternoon tea) | 3. The Riding House Cafe, Marylebone (recommended for brunch) | 4. Tom's Deli, Notting Hill (recommended for brunch) | 5. The Natural Kitchen, Marylebone (recommended for brunch or lunch) | 6. Granger & Co., Notting Hill (recommended for brunch)

I've got some great events coming up, and hopefully the weather is improving again so I'll manage to fit a lot more outfit posts in, so I'll be back to regular posting soon! This is the first time I've put together a couple of month round up post like this, what do you think of it? Do you think I should make this a regular thing every few months? 


  1. Looks like you've been busy! And I think the post was great, maybe you should really make this a regular thing. A few times a year, it's good to see an overall view of the past few months is good for everyone, isn't it? Can't wait for more outfit posts, I really loved your asymmetrical hemline skirt but I had no idea that you reviewed so many products on The Glossy Guide. Guess I've been missing it for a while. Will check regularly! xxx

  2. If the weather stays nice, I'm planning on shooting another look with that skirt sometime later today! x

  3. Hi,
    Here is Owen Hyde, I’m very interested in guest posting at your sites/ blogs. I discovered you by your site. I have gone through your site. I was really impressed and wanted to get involved. I am having a unique and fresh original content for " Fashion and Beauty " to share as a guest post. My title is " shopping beauty products online and save your money." Let me know what you think. I hope all is well.

    With Regards,
    Owen Hyde

  4. studentandthecity27 April 2012 at 16:30

    It's my favourite feature too! I hope things calm down for you soon :)
    R xx

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