13 POSITIVE QUOTES + MANTRAS TO REAFFIRM AND BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY.

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A N O T H E R   Y E A R   O L D E R ,   A N O T H E R   W I S E R

Happy Birthday to me! I'll admit from the outset that this post is well and truly scheduled, because I refuse to embrace blogging and social media on my birthday, and by the time you're reading this, I'll be having a superbly relaxing day with loved ones!

Rather than dedicate a post to a birthday makeup tutorial (although I will list the makeup I'm wearing for my birthday/in the photos at the end of the post for you), or showing you the outfit I'll be wearing on the day, I wanted to spread a little positivity and encouragement with a small collection of uplifting and just lovely quotations and mantras. I hope you're all having an utterly wonderful day and I'll be back, after a couple of days of rest and enjoyment, at the weekend :)


one. // If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.

two. // Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

three. // On the difficult days, when the world is on your shoulders, remember that diamonds are made under the weight of mountains.

four. // The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.

five. // Don't be eye candy, be soul food.

six. // A party without cake is just a meeting.

seven. // Smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

eight. // Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.

nine. // Let your heart be your compass.

ten. // Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.

eleven. // Imagine all the wondrous things your mind might embrace if it weren't wrapped so tightly around your struggles.

twelve. // I didn't come this far to only come this far.

thirteen. // Shine, for you are light and wonder. For there are galaxies within you and stardust dances in your soul, stars live in your eyes and glory and grace in your bones. You are beautiful, you are light and wonder, you shine.

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concealer: Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Linen
blush: Surratt blush in Parfait
lips: Tom Ford Girls in Zoe


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THE ART OF SLOW LIVING + 5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE IT INTO YOUR LIFE.

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R E C O N N E C T ,   R E F L E C T ,   R E I N S P I R E

If there's one overriding attitude I've become passionate about in recent years, it's wellness and wellbeing, and taking more of a 'holistic' approach to bettering my life and mood.

Adopting more of a 'slow living' mindset has easily been my most inspired and favourite change. I've found it incredibly uplifting to reconnect with aspects of life that are most often trampled upon by adult things like 'responsibilities' and 'deadlines' (yawnyawnborebore).

As it's birthday month for me, the perfect time to reconvene and reflect, I wanted to have a little chat with you about some of my slow living habits, including five ways you can incorporate a little slow living wellness into your life this autumn. Read on and enjoy!

BLUSH ORANGE WAFFLES
(gluten free + no waffle maker needed)

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I woke up last Sunday morning, with an itching for waffles.

If every alternate (alternate to accommodate pancakes of course) weekend could include waffles for breakfast, then I would be a very happy camper. I mean, is there much better than dousing, what is essentially already dessert, in a gravy boat of syrup?

We've had a bag of coconut flour tucked away at the back of the kitchen worktop, lonely and unused, and it's happily a tasty way to turn ordinary waffles, gluten-free - which, for me, means all the taste and less of the bloat. And best of all, these particular waffles are baked in the oven, so no waffle-maker needed.

I also happened across these beautiful blush oranges whilst meandering around Waitrose, their segments speckled with cardinal ruby. There's a little twang of berry in their taste too which makes them deliciously interesting. Pair them with an orange blossom syrup and full-fat, creamy bio yoghurt, best enjoyed in bed with a newspaper. Well enough waffle-ing (hoho) - let me share the recipe with you ;)

5 STYLE STAPLES TO GRACE MY AUTUMN WARDROBE.

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WELL. Today, I've gone shopping, for both myself and you!

I've had a hankering to update my wardrobe for the increasingly chilly weather, and, effectively, revel in an excuse to buy myself a little hoard of new items. I mean, it is birthday month after all, and if a girl can't treat herself then, when can she? (let's all be honest with ourselves and mention that I've already started the treating process, and several of the items in today's post have already been purchased ;)

As I realised my shopping list is incredibly themed and autumnal, I thought I'd use it in a bid to inspire your wardrobe this October, so read on for my 5 staples to grace my autumn wardrobe this year - hope you enjoy!

BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HOUSEPLANTS.

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H O U S E   O F   G R E E N

We've always had plenty of greenery in our house, for as long as I can remember mum has lined the hallway and windowsills with potted plants. I love the sense of calm they seem to bring to a room, but I in no way inherited her deftness for looking after them..

I have, however, managed to raise a little family of fauna, which I've now kept alive and thriving for a couple of years. So today I'm bringing to you, the Beginner's Guide To Houseplants - attractive planting that's hard to kill, small in size and easy to manage.

HONEY SEASALT CUPCAKES.

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S W E E T ,   A U T U M N A L   F A R E

I'm a fiend for just about any sweet and salty combination, and today's roundabout take on salted caramel is a new winner in our abode - F loves them!

I've been opting to bake cupcakes recently, as they're quicker to make, and something about their handheld convenience means they're also a lot quicker to eat ;) Today's post is a little play I had with this recipe I found on Pinterest and the finished morsels are so tasty - a sweet richness of honey, a little dash of salt, the tang of yoghurt and the childhood glee of crunchy honeycomb.

Read on for the recipe and I do hope you enjoy!

WISHLISTING // AUTUMN.

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S U M M E R   W A R D R O B E   O U T ,   C O S Y   C L O T H I N G   I N

I don't often share wishlists here on my blog, but there's something about the change in seasons that gives me very itchy fingers to go shopping.. (and I rather enjoyed putting together this collage!) Even more so when I'm able to sit with laptop somewhat precariously balanced on knee, and cup of tea (currently Clipper Flower Power) at hand, able to peruse my favourite online stores at leisure.

As is entirely predictable, my current wishlist-come-shopping list is made up of Hygge-style home-comforts, cosy layering items and a few new books to inspire in the kitchen. As far as clothing goes, two pieces of particular mention are this perfectly proportioned coat, and the closest way to socially acceptably wear a blanket out and about ;)

In the kitchen, I'm on yet another of my 'cookbook kicks' and truth be told, I've already picked up The Wholefood Pantry, and it's currently making for a lovely bedtime read - I've definitely become accustomed to forgoing fiction and thumbing through recipe or wellness books at night. The autumn equinox also signals the green light for evenings of hot cocoa in Casa BTB, so how can I resist adding a few more mugs to my collection? I shared my Gingerbread Nutella hot chocolate last year (still a favourite), and I'm looking forward to play about with more flavours now that the weather is cooling off.

What's on your wishlist this autumn?



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GENTLE SKINCARE + WHY I'M PRIORITISING IT.

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G E N T L E ,   N U R T U R I N G ,   R E S T O R A T I V E

I've been out in the glorious sunshine today (a rare few rays amidst the rain and cloud we've had lately in Surrey), and even though I tried to slather my face in sunscreen, the tops of my cheeks are feeling just a little bit warm.. It's pretty apt, therefore, that this post should go up today, as I wanted to sit down and have a big 'skin chat' with you, specifically on my ethos of skincare that's gentle on the skin, and how 'sensitive skincare' shouldn't just be reserved for the reactive, or the particularly troublesome.

I've had several requests to share my current routine and product rotations too, so I've tried to be indepth and share with you some products that I'm using and loving right now. Hope you enjoy!

10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #6

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G O O D B Y E   S U M M E R

I have procrastinated all day today (the day before this goes up). I ran a few errands and made lunch and the like, but the goal was to get an upcoming post done and edited, and it just became one of those days where things don't happen. The kind where writers block kicks in, your mind is elsewhere and all the distractions want your attention at once - please tell me I am not alone in this?!

I did however, manage to put together the finishing touches for today's 10 Things post so I hope you enjoy today's edition of positivity. As always, do let me know what's been making you happy recently as I love to share in this good-mood inducement :)

FIG + HONEYCOMB PORRIDGE //
AUTUMNAL BREAKFASTS.

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S T I C K Y   F I G S   +   R U N N Y   H O N E Y

We ventured out for a sushi dinner yesterday and it was the first time this year I wished my khaki coverup was more of a snuggly, sheepskin parka - it was really nippy!

Part of me is by no means disappointed though. Despite it's pitfalls, like the inevitability of me picking up some kind of bug, and the fact that I look forward to each new season as the last comes to an end, Autumn is my favourite. I find that my tastes in food really start to change too, away from fresh salads, and towards comforting and restorative - in fact, salads and raw veg become the last thing I want ;)

Today's non-recipe is something I've been craving most mornings - it's just the very perfect combination of toppings to adorn an otherwise, plain and ordinary bowl of oats.

P.S if you'd like to take a preliminary guess at how many times I say 'sticky' in this post. I'll tell you at the end ;)

TIME-SAVING BEAUTY TIPS.

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S H A V E   O F F   T H E   H O U R S

I think it's apt that I'm currently sitting here, writing this, on the floor, surrounded by shelf upon shelf, drawer upon drawer of beauty products and gizmos..

I was having a think about the unnecessary length of our beauty routines, and ways in which I could shave off some time, to put towards some arguably more meaningful or productive activities. I'm sharing a few ideas today, so I hope you enjoy!

WEEKEND IN NUMBERS #2.

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H O A R D I N G   >   C L E A R O U T S   +   G E E K I N G   O U T

12 // consecutive days of Vegetarianism... before I gave into fennel cured meats for our homemade pizza.. I'm a total failure aren't I ;) but just too tasty to pass up on!

9 // toners donated or thrown out in an effort to consolidate my oversized skincare collection.

11 // toners nonetheless remain..

4 // wellbeing publications bought in the last week - my new favourite thing!

2 // the mere number of eclairs left at Maitre Choux when I popped in last thing the other day. (Yes I had both).

9420 // current Camera Roll count. The 'clearout' from my last Weekend In Numbers post clearly didn't go so well..

10+ // minutes of constant, unbridled laughter over a silly voice F and I did - oh to be childlike.

2.5+ // hours listening to John Mayer on repeat - what a talented man.

7 // the level of geekiness, out of 10, appropriated by watching X-com 2 expansion streams with F.

8 // the level of surprise, out of 10, to find myself enjoying it so much.

9.5 - 9.75 // the level of F's surprise out of 10, that I enjoy it so much!

17 // striped Breton tops now in my wardrobe after my little Joules haul the other day - I'm a woman out of control!


How has your week been so far? I hope it's been a good one!



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5 WAYS TO FEEL RE-INSPIRED + RE-ENERGISED THIS SEPTEMBER.

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N E W   Y E A R   S E P T E M B E R ,   N E W   S T A R T

Is there such thing as the 9 month slump? September always feels like a bit of a crossroads for me - or more, a natural divide in the year. All the good intentions from the start of the New Year have all but ebbed away now, but something about the change of seasons and 'Back To School' time, makes September an opportunity to pick things back up, or change direction.

I did a similar post last year that seemed to go down well (you can check it out here), so I'm back today with five more tips to rebooting your September, and how to feel more energised and inspired by embracing change. Hope you enjoy!

HORTICULTURE FOR WELLNESS
+ 3 REASONS WHY GARDENING HAS
BETTERED MY MOOD.

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G R E E N E R Y   +   C A L M

Being the cynic I am, I never imagined that gardening could have such a positive effect on my wellbeing - despite there being countless articles on the topic.. It's now one of my favourite hobbies I've taken up in recent memory, and it's something I'm quickly becoming quite passionate about!

I've taken quite a holistic approach with my own personal struggles, and gardening, cultivating, tending and growing has become a little space of solace for me - and it can be for you too! There are plenty of studies to show the positive impact it has on depression, stress and anxiety - sadly ailments that too many of us suffer from these days, but it's hope-inducing to know that something so seemingly simple can give so much comfort and alleviate symptoms.

Today, I'm sharing a little of my personal experience, as well as 5 tips to help you cultivate wellbeing. I hope you enjoy!

TICKLED PINK // BLUSH FAVOURITES.

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Y O U ' R E   M A K I N G   M E   B L U S H

You wouldn't think it to look at my collection now but I never used to wear blush. At all. Nor any cheek product for that matter. However I feel that now I've started, my face looks different without it, and I finally understand what people mean when they say they feel their skin is sallow or lacklustre pre a little livening up with blush. I've amassed a small collection of favourites now (we're going to omit palettes today too), so if you care to take a delve ;)

LEMON, THYME + COURGETTE CAKE.

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A U T U M N A L   A B U N D A N C E

We've had so much from the garden this year, which is, by the way, fast becoming my favourite hobby, and if you've ever grown courgettes, then you know of the inevitable glutton of produce towards the end of the season.

I've never made a cake including courgette before, although eaten several and always thought they tasted lovely. After fritters, Korean breakfasts, and throwing a bit of courgette in whatever I've been cooking lately, I thought it was about time I tested out this courgette-cake-trend for myself.

When it comes to an experimental cake recipe, I always find lemon to be the perfect partner. Lemon and lavender, lemon and coconut, I've even enjoyed lemon, pear, fennel and ginger. This cake isn't quite that unique, but it's really delicious, has a lovely, moist crumb, and most importantly, uses up my spare courgettes! With it's adornment of creamy, mascarpone buttercream, a syrupy soaking and bittersweet candied lemons, this one is the perfect daytime nibble of the season.

CURRENT BEAUTY FAVOURITES FOR FRESH SKIN.

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N E W   I N   B E A U T Y

If you're a fellow blogger, do let me know - do you ever have days where writing a blog post is like trying to get blood from a stone? I feel like the words are just not making themselves apparent today, and my sentences are winding and repetitive. So essentially, please can we ignore my off-writing today?! Back on topic, I'm always interested to hear what people are loving lately, and why. I've got a handful of relatively new beauty favourites, so let me share them with you :)

10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #5

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P R O D U C E ,   G R E E N E R Y   +   A U T U M N

I didn't imagine I'd be quite so fond of this series when I started it, five months ago. I'm already enjoying reflecting on the little moments that made me happy back then. And I'm also glad that you seem to enjoy them so far! In fact, maybe that should be an honourary number eleven this month ;)

BARELY THERE BEAUTY // BLOG SALE.

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Turns out that having what I consider to be a 'major clearout' earlier this year wasn't enough..

And hence why I'm hosting a blog sale! I really have too many beauty products for one person, and I would love for some of them to find good, loving homes elsewhere!

I'm likely going to split my sale into two parts to stop things being overwhelming, so please feel free to have a perusal through my wares (oo-er) - there's high end makeup (Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Clarins, Clinique etc), limited edition pieces, skincare, Korean beauty, some drugstore bits - and many matte lip products because I've finally realised that they just do not suit me ;)

You can find the link to the sale in my sidebar, but I'll also pop it here for you:




I hope you find something you like!




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DATE NIGHT ESSENTIALS.

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P R E T T Y   I N   P U R P L E

As someone who's now become very much deep-rooted (and happily so) into a very barely-there makeup routine, date night is the perfect excuse to spend a little more time on my appearance. Part of the reason for this post is that I just wanted an opportunity to talk about some gorgeous new date-night-appropriate items I've picked up lately, so I hope you enjoy ;)

KOREAN SKINCARE // SPF 50 IN A FACIAL OIL???

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A N O T H E R   K B E A U T Y   I N N O V A T I O N

I've been wanting to talk about this product for several weeks now. Because combining my love for sunscreen and facial oils into one product sounds so up mio strasse!



RETINOL 101 //
A LAYMEN'S GUIDE + MY FAVOURITE PRODUCTS.

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W I N D   B A C K   T H E   Y E A R S

Those of us somewhat into skincare have all heard of 'retinols' I'm sure. But are we all sure of exactly what they are and how they work? It was only a year or two ago that they became something I thought I ought to be including in my routine, but really, with all the terminology and definitions being banded about, and information tending to be confusing, I'm not ashamed to admit I was pretty clueless myself! In an effort to 'get educated', I've since researched, read up, spoken to dermatologists and experts, and most importantly have tried a large handful of retinol products myself, in my search for youthful skin.

So today, I'm sharing my Layman's-term guide to retinols, including some of my favourite products. There's really so much to say on the topic, but I've tried to round up what I think I would like to know, so I hope you enjoy!




WHERE TO EAT IN CROATIA // 5 MUST-VISIT RESTAURANTS.

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Where shall we eat today?

Wherever we travel, food is among the very first of my thoughts. I just can't help myself. Croatia, like most places in my eyes to be fair, is very much hit or miss when it comes to food. There's amazing seafood to be had, and beautiful, home-style Mediterranean fare, albeit very much mixed in with lacklustre taverns and eateries catering to the mass of tourists that descend come summertime.

Plenty of the former though, which is wonderful news for any fellow foodie! So if you're planning a visit, let me share some of my favourite spots with you :)

PEA, FENNEL + LEMON SALAD.

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S I M P L E   +   F R E S H

"Had salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered in tomato. And cheese. Ok, so I had a pizza."

I must say that when it comes to salads, I generally end up defeating the point of trying to eat more healthily by loading on carbs and dousing it in dressing - so much so that it's really more of an ordinary meal with a few pieces of lettuce..

I've never really seen the appeal of a load of raw veg and little else - that, a meal does not make for me. And I'm not even saying that today's recipe would suffice as a standalone dinner for me, because frankly, it's unlikely. It is, however, a bowl that I would eat on it's own, perhaps for lunch, as the star of the occasion rather than being outed as the side dish (although this would undoubtedly make a fabulous accompaniment for some fish or chicken).

Even though simple, it's far from boring.

LAVENDER + BRODERIE.

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F I E L D S   O F   L I L A C

It's another outfit post today!

How do we feel about these btw? I sometimes think I'm just so outside the cookie-cutter 'fashion blogger' stereotype, and that my wardrobe is full of the same items (17x bretons and jeans haha!) that no one will want to see what I'm wearing!

We're house-sitting at the mo. For a work colleague, in fact no, he's the MD, out in the deepest depths of Oxfordshire (and may I say that it's beautiful here). And it's rained incessantly for the past 10 or so days. I'm currently sat, laptop aptly in lap, looking wistfully out of the window, wondering are we really in August? Where is my late, Indian summer? Fortunately, it was much brighter and warmer a couple of weeks ago, when I was able to give this gorgeous Broderie skirt it's first outing.

CROATIA // 21 THINGS THE GUIDES DON'T TELL YOU.

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T H E   F I N E R   D E T A I L S

F and I did, what we thought was, a fair amount of research for our Croatian travels. I, of course, scoured through travel and lifestyle blogs (often with a cup of herbal tea and plenty of biscuits on hand), he, the Guardian travel guides and Reddit etc, and we even picked up a Lonely Planet guide. But alas, there were still plenty of little details that I really wish we'd known in advance! Some, pretty significant, others very much tongue-in-cheek, but all the kind of information that none of the articles we read mentioned! So if you're planning a trip anytime soon, then I hope you find this alternative guide somewhat helpful!

(And I thought I'd throw some snaps from our day trip to Plitvice National Park in for this post, so if nothing else, enjoy the colour of the water!)

THE END OF JULY EDIT.

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T H E   R O U N D U P

July has been a month of travel, growing and rose gold nails for me.

I've already mentioned in this month's 10 Things how wonderful our trip to Croatia was, and that's obviously taken up a large chunk of this month's posts! Back in dreary England (and hasn't it been dreary? It's rained just about everyday for the last 10 days and we're still in July..), we're house-sitting at the moment, which is terribly exciting, essentially taking over someone else's house for a fortnight. They have a little cat too, who's a little sweetheart with a naughty streak - she's already managed to get into a pack of tortilla wraps and nibble her way around a bunch. Undeterred by rain, I've been personally enjoying how lush and bountiful the land seems at the mo - we've had carrots and beets and peas from the garden, and the flowers are a gorgeous view each morning.

Anyway, in case you missed them, here are July's posts:


L I F E S T Y L E   +   S T Y L E


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10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #4.

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S I M P L E   J O Y S

I love writing these posts, and incidentally reading ones like them on other blogs. We've done quite a bit to be happy about this month - big adventures (hint, Croatia) as well as tiny moments. Here are 10 things that've made me happy recently, and I'd love to hear yours!

SUMMER ESSENTIALS.

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T O P   T O   T O E   F A V O U R I T E S

It's become somewhat of a tradition here on BTB to do a big, collective roundup of favourites when summer rolls around - and of course a chance for me to indulge in a little flatlay-ing. I've got a bunch of what I consider to be summer essentials to satiate your beauty and lifestyle cravings today so I hope you enjoy!




HVAR, CROATIA // TRAVEL GUIDE.

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E A T ,   S E E ,   D O

Hvar has been in the back of my mind for many years. Although famous for it's party-vibe and nightlife, there's plenty more to the island if that isn't your thing and you're old souls like us!

We only took a day trip out here, which is just about enough time, but with the grace of hindsight, I only wish I'd planned it a little better because quite a few things are dependent on transport and timings etc. Anyway, stick around and I'll show you the sights, what to do, and of course some tippity top food recommendations ;)


SPLIT, CROATIA // PHOTO DIARY.

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G L A S S Y ,   A D R I A T I C   W A T E R S

There's a lot to love about Split. The old architecture of Dioceltian's Palace, the colour of the ocean by Riva Harbour, the winding, stone streets, with eateries at every turn, and the view at the top of Marjan Hill.

THE DALMATIAN COAST, CROATIA.

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F R U I T - F I L L E D   F O L L I E S

We decided to shun all alternative methods of transport and drive from Dubrovnik to Split via the coastal road.



7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.

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O U T   I N   T H E   F I E L D

My photography has improved in leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. (You're welcome to take a look back at my ancient blog posts for some expert examples of shooting in ugly, artificial light ;) I've written several posts sharing my photography tips (which I've listed later on for you) but I'm still frequently asked about my photography, so I'm sharing a few more of my thoughts today.

And, in fact, I'm shoehorning in a bit of a outfit post too, with this gorgeous floral tea dress - so I hope you enjoy!




CHARLOTTE TILBURY UNISEX HEALTHY GLOW.

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T H E   G L O W   G I V E R

The weather has been glorious here in the UK recently, it's been so lovely to spend time in the garden (in the shade!) and enjoy the outdoors a little. And I've really been shunning makeup completely, other than perhaps a tinted moisturiser of sorts. Which is why today's review is so apt! I haven't posted a standalone product review here on BTB for what feels like ages, but there is so much hype surrounding the new Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, that I feel I've got to allocate it it's own space. So, the big question - is it worth the hype? Let's find out.




LOKRUM ISLAND, CROATIA.

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O U R   W I L D E R N E S S   R E T R E A T

Little Lokrum island is only a stone's throw from the Dubrovnik coastline.




CITY WALLS, DUBROVNIK.

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Hello from Dubrovnik!




THE END OF JUNE EDIT.

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T H E   R O U N D U P

I've said this every month, but June seems to have passed exceptionally quickly.

I've been incredibly busy, as you'll notice by the comparatively few posts here on BTB this month, so I expect that's why it's felt quite so speedy. I'm pretty glad for July though. It's a month of holidays, birthdays and anniversaries for me so an exciting month ahead! And hopefully more glorious weather - although here in the UK we're definitely ill-equiped for 30+ degrees. Or any kind of tilt towards hot, cold, wet, snowy etc.. 

Anyway, in case you missed them, here are June's posts, and I'd be more than happy to hear any suggestions of posts you'd like to see in the upcoming months!

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FEELING STUCK + 5 TIPS TO ESCAPE A LIFE RUT.

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Feeling stuck or trapped can be one of the worst in the world.

Whether it's feeling like you're knee-deep in a routine that you don't know how to change, wondering if your hard work will ever pay off, or that your destiny is inescapable - that things are out of your control, it's hard to know how to break the cycle and get yourself onto a newer, better path.

I've definitely been feeling like this, especially lately, so today I'm sharing five tips to help us escape the life rut.

HEALTHY SKIN WITH CAUDALIE VINE ACTIV.

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Since dramatically whittling my collection, it takes even more than usual for skincare to impress me enough to 'make it onto the team'.

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