100 Happy Days: Days 26-35

I won’t lie, I skipped a few days here and there this time. Some of them were spent on trains or on the sofa, and while the odd view out of the train window or the odd snack on my sofa may have made me happy, for a variety of reasons I was unable to photograph them.

Ok, for the same reasons. Beautiful train views disappear too quickly to take photos of, and…you know…so do snacks.

Anyway, here are the last 10 happy days which warmed my life just a little bit. What have you been up to lately? I haven’t been present in the blogosphere for a little while, but it’s been great keeping up with Instagram! Feel free to follow me @effiewright – I’d love to see the little things that are making you happy too!

#100happydays Day 26: How To Build A Girl arrived! Yaaaay literary consumerism! #caitlinmoran  #howtobuildagirl #feminism #newbook  #books #literature #novel #green

#100happydays Day 27: Can’t believe this holiday was 4 years ago. Such an amazing time! #tbt #throwbackthursday #takemebacktogermany #superdeutschland #girlstrip #germany

#100happydays Day 28: Friday evening treat #pineapple #marksandspencer

#100happydays Day 29: Lush bath! Always a treat :) #badger #lush #bath #bathbomb #sunday

#100happydays Day 30: Trying out a new toy. Thank you Boots points. #sanctuary #spa #mask #masque #face #pamper #skincare #thermal #detox #charcoal #sanctuaryspa

#100happydays Day 31: Successfully changed my first light bulb after a perilous climb. It’s an achievement for me, ok?! #lights #bulb #ladder #homeimprovement #diy #barrym #toes #lightbulb #blue #home

(Oops I miscounted, sorry 32!)

#100happydays Day 33: my boss had a beautiful baby, my cousin got accepted to study medicine, and now I’m eating Dominos, drinking wine, and watching Suits at the Boyf’s. A happy day indeed. #suits #wine #success

#100happydays Day 34: Club Tropicana drinks are freeeee! They weren’t, but it was a good party nonetheless! #flowercrown #sun #tropical #costume #party #red

#100happydays Day 35: My little sissy graduated! And she’s coming to stay tomorrow! Hooorayyyy! #graduation #cap #academic #biomedical #clever #aston

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Club Tropicana Party OOTD + Makeup

On Saturday night I went to a very colourful party, whose invites demanded the theme of “Club Tropicana.”

A few weeks back, the Boyf and I had spent a couple of hours looking for clothes carrying a thematically appropriate floral print, and, thanks to the joys of Primark and TK Maxx, we got lucky!

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Boyf also dug out a tropical printed trilby that he apparently “found” at Leeds festival in 2010. So, you know, resourcefulness. And stuff.

 

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OOTD: Kimono blazer thingy and novelty sunglasses from Primark, embellished top and denim shorts from Topshop.

 

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My resourcefulness (sort of) came in the form of seeing which bits of my makeup bag could be turned tropicana.

The main element of the FOTD was the red lip, which I created using MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil in A63 to help the colour last, and MAC lipstick in ‘Vegas Volt’. I couldn’t resist matching my lips to my outfit!

For the base, I would have liked to have gone more dewy to fit in with the summery theme, but it was such a hot and humid day that it would never have lasted on my oily skin without a bit of Rimmel Stay Matte!

Underneath the desperate and frantically applied layer of powder, I used Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation on top of her Oil Free Primer, and added a bit of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer under my eyes. On top, I incorporated some Benefit High Beam on my cheeks, the inner corners of my eyes, and my brow bones to try and reclaim some of the lost dewiness. I also used Bourjois’ Délice de Poudre bronzer to warm my cheeks up.

As for the eyes, I whacked out my trusty Urban Decay Naked palette, using ‘Buck’ in the crease, ‘Naked’ on my brows, and the beautiful ‘Half Baked’ on my lids. There was virtually no blending because I’m terrible at it and was running out of time. Perfume before blending, girls. Perfume before blending.

Finally, the Model Co mascara volumised my lashes, gave them a bit of colour, and didn’t budge all night. Even during the disco part. Lovely.

 

100 Happy Days: Days 16-25

Hi chumly wumlies.

I’m sorry I’ve been missing in action for a little while – I went on holiday to Norfolk last week with my boyfriend’s family, so chilling and enjoying the great British countryside was the order of the day.

On the plus side, I did take a handful of photos, as there were many happy days involved!

#100happydays Day 16: A cheeky #throwbackthursdayof my little sissy and I somewhere in Kent. I want that Disney jumper again! #tbt #disney #england #english #olde #90s #nineties #kids

#100happydays Day 17: Road tripping down to Norfolk listening to reggae. What wankers we are. #roadtrip #norfolk #summer #britishsummer #view #field #countryside #green #sky

#100happydays Day 18: Glamour + wine = happy Sunday to me. #chill #magazine #glamour #glamouruk #reading #sunday #wine

#100happydays Day 19 (I missed a day, oops) childish antics in Norfolk with Boyf #toy #race #tractor #play #summer

#100happydays Day 20: hand-feeding deer for the first time ever. I think I’m allergic to them as I kept sneezing, but it was great! #deer #wildlife #farm#handfeeding #doe

#100happydays Day 21: whippy ice cream on Hunstanton beach #summer #whippy #icecream #beach #seaside #holiday #staycation #england

Beautiful seaside sunset. No filter! #sunset #sea#seaside #beach #england #coast

#100happydays Day 22: A fragrant morning at Norfolk Lavender #lavender #garden #fragrance #purple #norfolk #outside #flowers

#100happydays Day 23: Smiling at this#throwbackthursday of my friend and I, aged 11, at an SClub7 concert. Amazing. #tbt #sclub7 #concert #gig #childhood #firsts #aintnopartylikeansclubparty

#100happydays Day 24: I finally found one! Day made.#shareadietcokewith #asda #dietcoke #coke #name #stephanie #beverage

#100happydays Day 25: Rita Skeeter returning to prominence many years on, and STILL writing horrible things about Hermione Granger’s hair <3 nostalgia! #harrypotter #harrypotterisback #ritaskeete