Travel wishlist: what to pack for an island getaway


Hi babes! I have some crazy, insane, super excited news to share with you: I'm jetting off to the Caribbean for a week, flying to Curaçao with Tui! I know, I can barely believe it myself - this is undoubtedly the coolest thing that blogging ever got me into. Except meeting my dear friend Sabina, of course. But jumping on a plane to go discover Curaçao? That can't be beat.

I will be sharing alllll of the sun and crystal clear waters and bright colours and cocktails with you (only visuals and audio until they invent teleportation, sadly), but until I set foot on the island, I will be daydreaming. And putting together imaginary holiday wardrobes. Lord knows I have enough summer clothes to last me a lifetime (summer clothes are my fav to shop for), but there's no harm in window shopping right?

So let me present to you a round-up of my sartorial summer cravings of the moment! Key words: colour and comfort.









6) a wide brim hat - for that dash of glamour

7) colourful swimsuits. At least two different ones. Striped or ruffled.




8) comfy sandals that you can easily slip on and off (I already own these).

I'm planning on bringing a bajillion swimsuits and not much else. Finally getting some wear out of my collection of swimwear - am I the only person who delights in buying a new suit each year despite hardly ever going for a swim? It's like you're investing in the idea of going on a holiday, man.

I'm a little intimidated about going, if I'm perfectly honest - it will be my first real press trip, on my own meaning without any people I've known previously, and I'm dreading those lonely nights in my hotel room. I'm one of those extroverts who actually enjoy chatting away and spending time with other people, so the solo travel thing is a little daunting to me. I mean, who will take those thousands of slightly differently angled pictures of my beach outfits?? Ha! But really, if you have any tips on spending quality time with myself for an entire week when we have downtime, do share. Press trips can feel like work instead of a holiday if you don't approach em right, or so I've been told, so I want to get in with the right mindset. And hit me up if you're on the island during my stay next week! ;-)

PS this is Curaçao. Are you in love yet?? I'm crossing my fingers for a selfie with a sea turtle. Will make it worth being a little lonely. Cheers!


Outfit: romantic in white polkadotted dress

Outfit: romantic in white polkadotted dress

Beauty: Urban Decay Backtalk palette review

Beauty: Urban Decay Backtalk palette review

It's been a while since I've gotten around to a beauty review, but this particular palette got me so excited I put together a full blogpost within six hours after receiving the delivery. I'm talking about the new Urban Decay Backtalk palette!

I have three My Lips But Better type lip products I keep going back to: Kat Von D Double Dare, l'Oréal Color Riche Érotique, and Urban Decay Backtalk. All three have a slightly different undertone. Double Dare is a mid-tone muted coral, Érotique is a slightly lighter peachy nude, and Backtalk is mauve: cooler than the other two, but still has a warm tinge. Backtalk is incredibly flattering on my complexion and really gives you that luscious pink lips look, the classy kind of pink. I love it so much I have it both in regular matte lipstick and in liquid form - and no press samples. 

Not surprisingly, Backtalk has become a top-selling UD lipstick, so much so that it has inspired the launch of a new face and eye palette! And the product is a beauty, striking that balance between cool and warm, pink and neutral. Let's take a closer look.

Outfit: striped knit and Monki/Dickies trousers


Outfit: day out in off shoulder dress and birkenstocks

Outfit: day out in off shoulder dress and birkenstocks

Outfit: floral wrap dress, Happysocks and hummingbird sneakers

Outfit: floral wrap dress, Happysocks and hummingbird sneakers