29/07/2014

London Day Out & Mini Beauty Haul!

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Today my boyfriend and I headed to London to have our first ever Shake Shack experience and to visit South Kensington. It was such a gorgeous day and I managed to get some decent photos! I also made a few beauty purchases which you can find at the end of this post!

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I've now been to both Five Guys and Shake Shack, and can easily say that Shake Shack is waaay better. Although I still have tons of other burger places to visit in London, and Byron takes gold for milkshakes, I definitely recommend this place!

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These two were amazing!
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We also visited the Natural History Museum, but it was so busy and incredibly hot (seriously, we could barely breathe) so we didn't stay too long. But it was great to see elephants and the blue whale - which is waaay too big to get a full photo of! The skeleton is of an ancient giant sloth, which was easily bigger than an elephant - it's crazy to think they used to exist in that size!
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Top - Asos
Skort - Topshop
Bag - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Asos
Necklace - New Look
Sunglasses - Topshop
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We then went to a place called Paul to get an iced drink and cool down a bit. It was such a cute little place that sold fresh bread, pastries and hot and cold drinks. I'm not sure if you're aware, but this area of South Kensington is known as the French area, as there is a French school, cinema, library, the French institute, and plenty of cafes. The buildings were so detailed and intricate, which I loved. I've never been to Paris, but I imagine it was like a beautiful microscopic version of Paris. I bought a peach iced tea (my fave) which was so fruity and delicious. Sam ordered a fresh lemonade, which was a little too bitter for my liking! He liked it though, so maybe I'm too sensitive!

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Sam is a huge Arsenal fan, so no trip to London is complete without a visit to the Emirates Stadium! I don't mind football, and I do enjoy some of the bigger games. Thierry Henry is my favourite, so I had to have a photo with his statue!

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Cuticura Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Passion Flower & Mango

In South Kensington I found a little pharmacy that sold a lot of French products, which was amazing. I could have gone way OTT, but I stuck to the main things I wanted. The Clarins Liquid Bronze is a repurchase from me as I recently ran out. You've probably all heard of it, but it really is the best tan for face I've ever come across. It also generally improves the appearance of my skin, which is always welcomed! I've since used Bioderma upon my return from London, and it definitely rivals my La Roche-Posay micellar water. I'm going to try the Ren cleanser tonight so I'll let you know how it goes! And as for the hand gel, it smells wonderful and is a definite must-have around London, particularly on the underground.

33 comments:

  1. you look absolutely amazing here. i adore your hair and i'm now craving shake shack right now but theres none near me.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! There's none near me either haha, unless I'm willing to travel to London (which I probably am - so darn good!) xx

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  2. Loving your outfit, so cute! x x x

    katmaystinydiary.blogspot.com

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  3. I love Shake Shack! Such yummy burgers! From the photos it looks like you had a great time x

    Gegsy Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I'm already craving another one! Soo good! xx

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  4. CAN WE ALL JUST TAKE A SECOND TO ADMIRE THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THIS POST? LIKE REALLY... IT'S FANTASTIC! love the skort, that place looks like a little wonderland! Keep up the great work hun

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    1. You're so sweet! It's so nice to hear someone appreciates my photography! Thank you lovely xx

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  5. that place looks simply amazing. ive noticed that the architecture in a lot of english places is quite beautiful and delicate. i love the architecture photos. did you go anywhere else in london?

    cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! i always love looking at architecture photos too, especially comparing them with different parts of the world! we went to covent garden for food, and then to south kensington, and then to arsenal. london really tires me out so we didn't go anywhere other than that, but i'm going again soon so i hope to see more places!

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  6. Lovely post! Really love your sunglasses and your skort, super cute xx

    http://riitamacedo.blogspot.pt/

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  7. Those printed shorts are gorgeous! Love your look and all your photos from London!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  8. Absolutely love the outfit! The print od the skirt is amazing! The photos are stunning! I love London!
    xx
    Mia


    http://www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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    1. london is one of my favourite cities! thank you mia! xx

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun! It's too bad the museum was so hot, there are so many neat things to see there! Your outfit is lovely and I enjoyed the picture tour!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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    1. i know - i was so excited to see it as well! i'll have to go again in autumn or something! thank you so much! xx

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  10. Nice photos you got there! I really wish I can visit London too. Loving your outfit, esp the sandals! :)

    Anyway dear, was wondering if you wanna follow each other? Just let me know if you followed me via GFC, Bloglovin or Facebook and I would gladly return the favor. Hope to keep in touch! ♥

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    1. london is definitely worth a visit if you ever get the chance! thank you - of course! xx

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  11. Looking gorgeous, great photos xx

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Elena! I love love love Shake Shack, these are such awesome pictures x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's my new favourite place - I already want to go back :( haha. Thank you so much! xx

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  13. Love your pictures! what a cute date with your boyfriend, love your flower print shorts!!!!
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  14. what a cute date with your boyfriend!!! I'm loving your flower print shorts and sunnies :) you look adorable!
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  15. you look cute as usual! Love your summery outfit darling :) I can't wait to go back to London very soon as well! xx

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    1. Thank you sweet! one of my favourite things about summer is being able to visit london as often as I can! xx

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