Sunday, 12 October 2014

Lingerie Lust.

Having decided I lived a carefree, fun filled, uber relaxed life in Melbourne where one could not be restricted by a bra; I decided it was only right to bin any I owned.

Unfortunately I didn't think ahead to those chilly days when you're in a tight top or t shirt. I have begun to feel the world has seen enough of carefree Blaise and the hunt began for a new bra. Gooseberry intimates was probably the biggest inspiration for my search. Enjoy these saucy little pieces & I hope they bring you some inspiration:  

After endless searching; i finally found a bra & undiessss that fit like a glove and made my heart melt at their silky beauty. I snapped this (below) up from non other than Next ... the set together was £30 and i lovelovelove. theres no better feeling than walking around in a brand spanking new set of beautiful underwear:


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Squeeky Clean Skincare.

I have never done a proper 'Beauty' post before. Nor do I consider myself an expert in this realm. However I have come to realise I am very specific about my products (ooh lala) and follow a routine. This post has not been endorsed by dermalogica or REN. However, I feel it definitely should have been. 

Here are my favvvvvvourite products. I have extremely sensitive skin & suffered from excema as a bababay. I now avoid it, narrowly, by keeping moisturised and being picky about what goes on my skinnyskinskin. 

A. REN Gentle Cleansing Milk- Oh baby! I use this every morning to get that clean feeling & baby soft skin and every evening to remove makeup & any dirtiness of the day. It's feels like a cleansing oil & leaves you feeling moisturised. I have to say this is the most sensitive cleanser I've ever used.

B. REN Day Cream-Basically a nice creamy moisturiser for those with sensitive skin. I love this, but it's reasonably thick so not always my go to if I'm about to put makeup on straight away.

C. DERMALOGICA Clean Start Range Clear Skin Spritz for Breakouts- I'm not prone to spots but I use this every day so perhaps this be da reason!? whatever the reason, i like the refreshing feel & it gives my skin a squeaky clean feel post cleansing & pre moisturising. 

D. DERMALOGICA Clear Start Range SPF Moisturiser-Both these clear start range products are for teen skin. I just like the products & the fact they aren't too heavy. This moisturiser I use over the REN one for a more subtle thinner base. plus I love the fact its SPF :) 

E. REN Revitalising Night Cream- I loooove this for overnight moisturisation. SO creamy and heavenly. Also a night cream you don't need to dip you're finger into (oh so cleanly).

F. LANCOME Bi- Facil Eye Makeup Remover-I don't use this much as I tend to stick to my trusty cleanser. But this is perfffect for removing that pesky mascara that wants so badly to forever embed itself on your lashes. I would rate it higher if it was fragrance free & a touch more sensitive

G. BODY SHOP Hand Moisturiser-Thick. Glorious. Blends straight into your hand. what more must I say

H. REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask-I'm in the process of testing masks that I love & that don't leave my skin in pain. This so far is great. Smooths the skin & I love.

As a typical routine I will go A- C- B/D for the morning then A-C-E at night :) 


Friday, 5 September 2014

Back (pack) to School.

So I'm not exactly going back to school (thank goodness) but I'm about to go into my last year of university!! Spending the last year in Australia and coming home I decided (STUPIDLY) to leave behind my treasured white backpack. Such a big fat error. Now I'm left pining for said backpack or an exact replica of my charity shop leather find. So far naaaht happening. So here is a post for those who, like me, are looking for the perfect backpack/ rucksack. My criteria is; aesthetically pleasing, preferably leather, space for a laptop & not overly heavy as I am a weak shouldered fiend.

1. Grafea Leather Rucksack - Ultimately my favourite. But is £180 crazy for a rucksack.

2. Topshop Grainy Faux Leather
 3. A Cheeky Find on Etsy- £70 & only 1 available!

4. ASOS blue Satin Rucksack -£32

5. ASOS -Chloe Stanyon - £209 but oh so cute.

5. Chanel- Just incase you're feeling a bit Khloe Kardashian-esque.

Any more suggestions highly welcome :) 


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Infused Ice Cubes

The perfect addition to cool your drinks with styllleee & a hint of flavour. 
So I'd seen lots of cucumber infused water, then thought bam lets cucumber infuse my ice cubes :) 
So simple all you need is:
-(Also a fridge)

Chop ya bitz & Arrange in a suitable fashion for aesthetic reasons. Freeze & you're good to go!! 

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

You shall go to the Hermes Ball...

After Susie Bubble gave me the chance to enter her competition to win two invites to the Hermes silk ball and I managed to achieve the goal. I recieved possibly the most beautiful piece of post I have ever recieved. Which was a good indication of the night ahead. 

After spending a year in a long distance relationship (melbourne to shanghai) with my boyfriend, it was inevitable he would be my dateeee. Unfortunately we pulled 'funny' (slash rather hideous) faces & so I've strategically cropped our faces out. My dress is a Balinese number & my shoes are from Mango.
The ball itself was held in Camden's Koko, which was TRANSFORMMMMED. To enter, we were led through a tunnel lined with hermes silk scarfs and greeted by beautiful staff in some incredible head pieces and masks, including this women who sported a hefty bird cage atop her head the whole night. 

The dress code was simply 'metamorphose into beauty or beast with masks and fantical make-up'. This inevetibaly led people to question their choices, but with the attendees being a mixed group of bloggers, artists, competition winners and fashion lovers; no one failed to look boring. I wore an egyptian head piece I aquired actually in Eqypt and spent the night pretending the beads were long glorious locks of hair ;)

I cannot forget to mention the incredible spread of food that was offered. Additional extras that Hermes provided, included transfer tattoos, an array of macaroons, mousses, chocolates, mini burgers and fruit platters aswell as a well choreographed dance routine that all on the dance floor learnt and performed in their fancy attire. 

 All in all. The night was a success. A fun filled night, with every effort taken to make the night so gloriousss. Thankyou Hermes. 


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Good Morning Vietnam

Okay so you're reading my blog, but now you're reading my real diary:
Teehee. No quite the full extent of what I write in there, but I have a love for drawing maps of where I'm going. I'm so bad with spacial awareness that I think this helps me. Or maybe its just an excuse to get my faber castells (colouring pencils for those of you who are totes out the loop here) out. The reason I post this is it very clearly shows my journey throughout vietnam, including a two day motorbike trip I went on from Dalat to Nah Trang. 

The trip started in Ho Chi Minh city, which was my favourite place of all the places we visited. Its buzzing and crazily busy with Hondas (what the vietnamese call we english call vacuum cleaners, hoovers, because of the popularity!!). The food here was to die for & the war museum was so shocking but so so interesting & I'd definitely reccomend going (but the images aint for the faint hearted). 

The Mekong Delta was also another of my favourite excursions, where food and other provisions are sold at floating markets & I learnt a crucial lesson in making vietnamese spring rolls. 

After 4 days here we flew to Dalat to embark on a 2 day motorbike trip going all day through the heat, which was a challenge but the views and our stop offs where well well well worth it!!! The best way to see the country off the beaten track. We saw elephants, villages, forests, silk factorys, brick factory (which sounds completly uninteresting but this actually stuck with me; the hard work the workers did & for such little pay, made me feel very appreciative).

Our motorbike trip ended in Nah Trang, where we evacuated ASAP the next morning after a days rest. Nah Trang is basically a Russian Benidorm, I shant say more. From Nah Trang we swiftly headed to Hoi Ann, a cute, pretty place where floating candels are the rage & this is the place you get clothes made, visit the markets & row down the river with the locals:

Hoi Ann was a relaxing little escape before we visited Vietnams busy Hanoi. 

From here, the obvious final stop was Halong Bay. Now this everyone says is a must go to. I say no. incorrect. Its pretty. But not so pretty with endless boats of other tourists. Not having it. Completly spoiled by the endless other visitors and huge boats doing the exact same route day in day out. The views where spectacular but just not as I was expecting, however, a night on a boat was fun! 

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Next Stop New Zealand

I feel like New Zealand is totally under rated and I, Blaise Ruby, am here to bump that rating right up. I am New Zealands promotion team right here. It is so beautiful, its almost laughable; around every bend, over every hill there is yet another unbelievable scene. 

I was travelling again with my trusty father. Which some may find unbearable, but alas, I found my father highly tolerable for pretty much the whole trip which was rather fortuitous as we spent hours alone driving around New Zealand countryside which goes on for hours and hours. 

Our first stop was breakfast in Christchurch, which was so delicious. The only odd thing was Christchurch itsself, having suffered from a maaahooosive earthquake a few years ago. The town is still such a mess and actually seems really sad! businesses and peoples families just gone like that. BUT, where there is a will there's a way and this inventive idea of creating a quick solution was to put the cafes and shops back into containers for the time being. This actually worked amazingly & has become a bit of an attraction!! 

Hamner springs was the next stop for the day, with the most glorious hotsprings a girl could wish for! Please ignore my dad looking like a weirdo:

We headed on our drive, towards queenstown, stopping off for a few days at a time in differnet places like foxes glacier and Wanaka, where i took this cracking shot. The cracking nature of the picture was in no way due to any photographic talent here, just sheer natural beauty: Wanaka Lake:
Queenstown was fantastic, with endless outdoors activities I participate in (cycling, boat rides, walks). Alongside amazing food. This was from a great restaurant called pier 9 for those who'd like to know:

From Queenstown you HAVE to go to Milford Sound & the best method is to take a teeeny tiny little plane across, rather than a boring 5 hour bus ride. Nooo thankyou. You travel over THE bluest water ever and the view are incredible:

Our last stop of the 2 week tour of South Island New Zealand was Mount Cook Glacier. Where a helicopter zoomed us to the top of the glacier. Plonked us down (unsucessfully at first i may add, we slipped down & a second landing was attempted) & we explored the glacier from the top !! 

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