Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nothing was the same...

Hi lovelies, I hope that you all had a great weekend. I spent mine at my parents farmhouse in Derbyshire. It is so nice and peaceful there and it does me good to enjoy the tranquility and to catch up with my family and our pets. 
We had a Chinese take away on Saturday night when I arrived, and Sunday was a lovely relaxing day. We had tea on the lawn and I lay on the hammock in the shade to write this post.
 Tea was lovely because my mum got a beautiful antique tea-set out and it looked so pretty. Each piece had a story behind it because both the cups and the plates were decorated with American historical events such as the Battle of the Alamo. We drank Earl Grey tea and caught up on all the news we had to tell each other.
Going to the countryside always makes me think about how little I ever relax usually. When I am there, I just love lying back and looking up at the sky. Seeing birds soaring high above gives me a little perspective and makes me realise that the things I worry about so often are not really worth spending so much time thinking about.
It is so easy to dwell on things and to waste time worrying, but ultimately it is pointless. Instead, I want to seize happiness and joy in life from now on. Life is so short and there are so many wonderful things to enjoy in it when we just open our eyes to the possibilities.
I think it is always good to get away for a couple of days because it helps you to forget the stress of everyday life. Being in a quiet place, surrounded by beautiful gardens and rolling fields, I recognise that life is something to be enjoyed, not to be wasted on worrying about things.
I also believe that it is good to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people. My mum and my best friend are two people who always empower me and tell me I can achieve anything that I set my mind to. I feel really lucky to have them in my life. I would say the same to everybody, always surround yourself with as many uplifting and positive people as possible, because their outlook will ultimately rub off on you. 
In terms of clothes, I spent most of the weekend in a maxi dress as usual, so I am including the outfit I wore when I got back home. We all know that I wear far too much black, but I just cannot get past the fact that it is chic, flattering and easy to throw on....!

 Shorts, T-shirt and sunglasses- Primark
Sandals-New Look
Bag-Forever 21 

I love these Primark sunglasses and they only cost £1. Amazing! 





  I threw on my favourite long cardigan  over the outfit when it got chilly. 
Cardgan-Primark.
I love wearing a long cardigan with shorts, I think the different lengths look cool. 

A little tea on the lawn at the weekend. 


I vase of flowers always makes a table setting look pretty. 
A lovely sunny day. 

On another note,  I want to round up some of my current beauty favourites for you!:

Dove Summer Glow + Soft Shimmer- I love this product so much , it is a foolproof gradual tanner which does exactly what it says, gives your skin a lovely summer glow. The soft shimmer in the product is also really flattering to skin and you can easily apply it before you go out for the evening, knowing that the shimmer will look nice. It has a pleasant scent too, which is a bonus.

Garnier Summer Body –Another great gradual tanner, quick and easy to use, mistake proof and subtle. A great product for getting that gradual glow.

Simple Facial Wash Gel- This is a lovely, refreshing facial wash gel which leaves skin feeling clean and soft.


Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Day Cream- A perfect summer moisturiser, because it contains SPF 15 and it sinks straight into your skin, making it a great base for make up.


Well, that is all for now. Tell me what you all got up to over the weekend, also, are there any must-have summer beauty products that you would recommend to me? Thank you for all your lovely comments, I read each one and I follow back my followers!

Have a great week.
Camille xo.

69 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you! Have a lovely day.

      Camille xo.

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  2. Love that shade of pink on your lips! What a lovely table setting for tea, makes me want to have tea right now. ;)

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    1. Thank you very much, I love this pink lipstick. I know, tea in the garden is such a pleasant thing to do in the summer :)
      Have a lovely day!
      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so sweet of you. I could not believe that the sunglasses were only £1 !
      Have a lovely day.

      Camille xo.

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  4. Nice pics! It´s always great to visit your parents :) I follow you right now via google friend, visit my blog and follow back if you like it? :) www.kelataconea.com
    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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    1. Thank you very much for this kind comment, I have followed you too and I love your blog. Have a great day !

      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you! Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo.

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  6. This all-black ensemble is perfection! Love that you paired it with pale pink lips. So beautiful and stylish.
    <3
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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, you always look lovely! Have a great day.

      Camille xo.

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  7. Awe, I love this post. Especially as it's true, we all worry over things far too long. I love the countryside, I agree, it definitely gives you perspective on everything.
    Love your outfit. Black is definitely chic! :) xx

    Amzy

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    1. Thank you very much, you are so right, we spend far too long worrying over things. It is nice to get some perspective.
      I love wearing black, I am definitely obsessed!
      Have a lovely day.

      Camille xo.

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  8. Love the sunglasses perfect for summer. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. Following you now via GFC. Would love if you could follow me back. :)

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    1. Thank you very much, of course :) I love your blog and I hope that you have a great day.

      Camille xo.

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  9. I love your glasses! and £1 wow! I really need a trip to primark!

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    1. Thank you very much, I know they were such a bargain, I could not believe it!
      Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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  10. Gorgeous photos, and I agree with you! It's not worth surrounding yourself with negative people.
    Eden from edenroses xx
    ps your hair is perfect :)

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    1. Thank you very much, you are so right, it is nice to be surrounded by uplifting people. That is really sweet of you too, I love ombre hair but the only downside is that my hair is very dry and damaged!

      Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo.

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  11. Great photos;) Lovely outfit, you look great:D

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    1. Thank you very much that is so sweet of you, I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin.

      Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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  12. Oh, your tea time looks wonderful! How often do you have tea? :-)
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    1. Thank you very much, I usually have tea every day, I love Earl Grey and Twinings Blossom Earl Grey too. ;-)

      Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo.

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  13. What a great post :) I love going home to my parents in the country too, it always feels like such a treat now! Your Mum and best friend give great advice too, life really is too short and most of us spend a lot of time worrying about things that just aren't worth worrying about. Your post has made me feel positive :)

    Hope you're having a great week!

    Lis x ps. there's nothing wrong with wearing all black! you look gorge :) xx

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    1. Thank you very much for this lovely comment, I am so glad that this post made you feel positive :) life is so short and we should definitely enjoy it as much as possible! I hope that you are having a great week too Lis.

      Camille xo.

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  14. Love your outfit, the cardigan is gorgeous yet so simple x

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you! I am obsessed with cardigans and I buy far too many ;)

      Have a great week.

      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you very much, I can never resist tea :)
      Have a lovely week!

      Camille xo.

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  16. Love the mood of pictures and you look gorgeous! These sunglasses look perfect on you!

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    1. Thank you very much for this sweet comment, I could not believe what a bargain the sunglasses were!

      Have a lovely week.

      Camille xo.

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  17. Great blog and amazing photos.

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you :)
      I hope you have a lovely week!

      Camille xo.

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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, I hope you have a lovely week!

      Camille xo.

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  19. Do both self tanner lotions not streak or look orange? You make them sound amazing but I still haven't found ones that don't look fake.

    xoxo,
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    1. I find that these particular lotions do not tend to streak or look orange because they are quite subtle and they build up gradually with use. I would certainly recommend trying them to see if you like them.
      Have a lovely week :)

      Camille xo.

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  20. Those sunglasses.... I cannot believe they were only £1! Absolutely loving this outfit and your blog, thanks for the follow on mine hun, I've followed you back via bloglovin' and I'll definitely be keeping up to date with yours, your pictures are brilliant!

    Em x

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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, that is so kind of you. It was a pleasure to find your blog and I will be keeping up with yours too. I know, the sunglasses were such a bargain! :)

      Have a lovely week.

      Camille xo.

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  21. great look and photos.love this total black!
    xo tali
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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you!

      Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  22. Your shades are thee shiz, and the picnic in the garden looks so so cute!

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    1. Thank you very much for this sweet comment! I can't believe what a good bargain the shades were!
      Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  23. Love your cardigan and the croissants <3. Lovely set! x

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    1. Thank you very much, have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  24. Thank you for your lovely comment and for following me. Your blog is so nice too and you look very pretty! :)

    Kisses!

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    1. Thank you so much :) that is so kind of you. Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  25. so nice blog ! very interesting ! im glad that im here :) i want to invite you to mine and maybe you would like to follow each other? if yes just follow me and let me know i ll do the same as soon as possible :*

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    1. Thank you very much and I have followed your blog too. I hope that you have a lovely weekend!

      Camille xo.

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  26. Hello!! Thanks so much for your compliments...so glad ^_^ I follow you on bloglovin too..thanks ;) love your style :) xoxo ilaria

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    1. Thank you very much, it is a pleasure to follow your blog! Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  27. Great review! ^_^
    Do you want to follow eachother with?))

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    1. Thank you very much, I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. Thank you very much for stopping by :)

      Have a great week!

      Camille xo.

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  28. Those sunnies are fabulous! I agree that sometimes a lovely weekend can be just what we need to recharge. That tea looks like something out of a magazine! Thanks for the follow. Following back.
    xo
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    1. Thank you very much, it is so nice to get away for the weekend I just wish that I could do it more often! That is so kind of you to say, the tea was very nice. Have great day!

      Camille xo.

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  29. Really nice outfit, dear! Thank you so much for following me, I'm already following you via GFC♥
    Have a great day, honey!
    <3
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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, I hope that you have a great day !

      Camille xo.

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  30. Your weekend sounds perfect! I love antique tea sets, and your little seating area is so dreamy! I'd happily spend the whole day out there! :)

    Hayley-Eszti
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    1. Thank you very much sweetie, I love tea sets too! Have a great day!

      Camille xo.

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  31. Lovely outfit, I love your hair too! The tea set is just so cute!

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so sweet of you. Thank you very much for stopping by on my blog!

      Have a great day!


      Camille xo.

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  32. Sounds like a great weekend! Lovely photos :)
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    1. Thank you very much ,that is so kind of you. I hope that you have a great week :)

      Camille xo.

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  33. Lovely tea time :)

    Xxx Cécile
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      Camille xo.

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  34. That outside seating area is so cute, looked like a lovely day xx

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  35. gosh damn girl - you're so pretty!!!! I'll be having a proper read when I get chance but looks amazing so far!!!

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