Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hop in my holy ghost, hallelujah...

Hi everybody, I hope you are well and thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and feedback on my last post. When I first started this blog,  I genuinely never thought that it would turn into something so rewarding. Every day I am delighted and humbled to read all the wonderful comments waiting for me when I switch on my laptop, and it truly makes the whole experience so enjoyable.
 I love blogging because I love to take photographs and I have always loved writing! It is amazing to be able to combine my obsessions with fashion, beauty and of course food in such a rewarding way.
Blogging is something that I find really relaxing too, and it is nice to have that balance in life because my everyday work as a translator is quite stressful and the blog gives me a focus outside of work which is really enjoyable.



                Simple outfit: All from Primark except for the sandals which are from New Look.


A few people have asked me for advice lately about university I personally did a BA Joint Honours Degree in French and German at the University of Leeds. I was able to study in both France and Germany as a part of the course, and living and studying abroad was such an amazing experience and one which I would say gave me a sense of self confidence which I had always lacked previously. Yes, it was scary and overwhelming at times, but now I look back on my time at Leeds University with nothing but fondness and nostalgia.
Afer graduation, I went on to do a Masters Degree in Advanced French Language Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. This gave me the extra edge I needed to be able to work as a freelance French translator, and I would say to anybody toying with the idea of doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that it is definitely a worthwhile investment for your future career. Having said that, university is not for everybody and never let anybody pressure you...ultimately it is your life and thus your decision as to whether or not you go to university.

 This wall at Amici Coffee Shop really resonates with me...the words are so very true. 

 Pretty flowers at Hoylake train station, Wirral.
 Outside Amici in West Kirby, Wirral.
 Latte and a slice of delicious Oreo cake! 

I recently went to Amici Coffee Shop in West Kirby, Wirral for the first time (4 Acacia Grove, West Kirby, Wirral).
As everybody may have guessed (!) I do love Starbucks, but it is important to support your local neighbourhood coffee shops too and this one is lovely.
 It is spacious and light inside, with an array of seating including comfy sofas. There was an enticing array of homemade cakes on offer, including Malteser Tiffin, Lemon Cake and Oreo Cake (which I opted for). My friend and I sat outside at a lovely table with a basket of flowers on it. We had a cappuccino and a latte respectively and I also had cake which my friend amazingly managed to resist (props to her willpower!) 
The coffees and the cake were all delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful.. There is also an impressive food menu, which I will definitely be trying soon! 
Today's essentials: My new Toshiba Laptop, Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose, Collection Lipstick in shade 6 'Bubblegum' and Collection Colour Pro Intense Colour Lip Lacquer in 'Prom Queen'

A simple make up look of the day using some of the products above.  Seriously guys, how did I ever live without Collection Lipstick in Bubblegum?! :)


So, that is it from me for the time being but I will be back soon to catch up with all of you lovely readers. Thank you so much for commenting and/or following my blog. I love reading all of your comments and I follow back my followers. Simply leave your links and I will check out and follow all of you. Thank you so much!

Camille
xo.

60 comments:

  1. That is impressive that you have a masters in French Language, the only french I have ever done was in school when I was 11 - 14 and I didn't like it one bit - too hard for me! This is a lovely post, the Oreo cake sounds amazing!

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    1. Thank you very much for this lovely comment, that is so kind of you Languages were the only subjects I was any good at in school, so that is why I ended up studying them at uni. The Oreo cake was delicious, the only problem is I am very tempted to go back for another slice soon!
      Have a great week :)
      Camille xo.

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  2. I agree. As convenient as Starbucks is, it's more important to support local mum & pop shops! And the pastries look gooooo0od!! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Thank you very much, you are right, it is so important to support local places. Especially when they have good cakes and pastries!
      Have a great day!
      Camille xo.

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  3. you look so beautiful.
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    1. Thank you very much for this lovely comment! You are beautiful and I love your blog. I have started following you with Bloglovin and GFC.
      Have a great day!
      Camille xo.

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  4. As always so lovely look! I love these photos! :)

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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, you are so kind I always love your looks on your blog too!
      Have a great day!
      Camille xo.

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  5. You're gorgeous carina.
    Wow I love your job! I always thought of being a translator for the government : )
    And congratulations on your exquisite educational background!

    Great outfit!

    Besos,
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    1. Thank you very much doll, that is so sweet of you. Being a translator is definitely interesting. I love you blog and you are beautiful! Have a great day!
      Camille xo.

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  6. Beautiful, love the long cardigan x

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      Camille xo.

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  7. Great photos!


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      Camille xo.

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  8. So pretty! I love that dress!!

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      Camille xo.

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  9. Loving your black tote and those super chic sunnies!

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      Camille xo.

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  10. Beautiful photos!! Love that dress, is perfect for summer!

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    1. Thank you very much, I love to wear maxi dresses in summer. I love your blog and I hope that you have a great week.
      Camille xo.

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  11. What an awesome place for photographs! And I love your lip color!!

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    1. Thank you very much, I absolutely love this lipstick I hope you have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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      Camille xo

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  13. Loving that black dress...so simple and chic!

    Shannon
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    1. Thank you very much, I love these long dresses in summertime :)
      I hope that you have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  14. Dude I love everything about this look. You look seriously amazing!

    xo

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    1. Thank you very much, I love your blog and you are beautiful. I have started following you with Bloglovin. Have a great day :)

      Camille xo.

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  15. i like this post!
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      Camille xo.

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  16. Love your outfit and that's such an interesting career choice! Xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you. I love your blog and I have started following you with Bloglovin. Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo.

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  17. I love this look! That black maxi is so chic and that sweater over top is the perfect pairing :)

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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  18. Thanks for checking out my blog!! You look so cute! I love all the places you took pictures!
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      Camille xo.

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  19. I love this black & white outfit. It looks very comfy and chic.
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  20. Love that long cardi with the LBD! And your ombre is fabulous!
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  21. love your style, very similar to what i'm always going for.

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  22. super cool pic, love your style. xx
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  23. Nice photos

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  24. What a lovely dress and bag! I love your hair as well! Stunning photos!
    xx
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  25. Awesome neutral look, babe. Love how floaty and cozy this is.

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  26. Great post honey. Love the outfit. Great look. Beautiful pics.

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  27. I really want to start trying out some top shop makeup it looks very pretty!

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  28. you look very pretty as always :)

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  29. Like your blog ! :) Perfect dress ♥

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  30. You look lovely and that coffee shop looks so nice! I think there's a lot of pressure on people nowadays to go to uni to be successful, but like you say it's not for everyone and I know people that have been just as successful without going :) xx

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  31. I adore your maxidress dear! Fantastic outfit! :)

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  33. Thanks for visiting my blog and must say, you have a wonderful blog and style.
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  34. Oreo cake - why have I never had this before?!

    Lovely outfit! Primark has some really great bits at the moment. I went in just today and bought a really nice black and white summer dress that has an unexpected scoop back as well as some tan sandals that will stand the test of time!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Glad to have discovered yours!
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  35. Lovely blog you have! <3
    Keep up a good work!

    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow right away!

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  36. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Now following you.

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  37. love that girly pink lipstick on you! xoxo

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  38. Estás fantástica con ese vestido!!!
    Un beso

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  39. I like this!
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  40. Such a cute Maxi dress. And it seems like you had a great dinner with beautiful sunset and a great meal :)
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  41. Your photos are so lovely!
    Lovely blog <3
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