what I’ve been loving lately 002

Whilst writing my haul from Barcelona post I realised how long it’s been since I wrote a ‘what I’ve been loving lately’ post and I have a lot of things that I’ve loved lately. A compilation of books, TV, makeup and a magazine that is has photos to die for.

A magazine I’ve recently discovered is Oh Comely, the aesthetics are so gorgeous and the articles are incredibly well written. I’m currently on holiday so haven’t been able to pick up the new ‘letters’ issue but the adventure issue was perfect reading material for the plane to Barcelona a few weeks ago. After my ‘the magazine edit’ blog post I’ve found so many new magazines with fantastic articles (yup there are magazines available that aren’t just advertisements) and I’ve fallen in love with indie magazines such as this one. I really want to buy Frankie magazine but they didn’t have it in my local WHSmith’s the last time I looked; if any of you have read it I would love to know your opinion!

I have to talk about Jane the Virgin purely because this show took over my life for the week I binge watched season one. The back story: this women called Jane (who may I add is a virgin) is artificially inseminated and becomes pregnant; yup that’s a hell of a storyline. those of you who already watch it – are you Rafael or Michael? And to those of you reading this that don’t; download Netflix and watch it because it’ll be the best part of your week, until you start watching then it could be the worst.

Whilst I haven’t been buying much makeup recently because I have been incredibly restrained (almost too restrained, where has the impulse buyer in me gone ??) I did purchase the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita II and it has been one of the only thing on my lips in recent weeks. The longevity is fantastic and the formula doesn’t crack or dry my lips out too much but I have to be honest, even if the consistancy and formula wasn’t great I would still buy this product – the shade is gorgeous. It’s a browny/reddy toned nude and nothing like I’ve seen before – I think I’ve discovered that browner nudes suit me better than ones with pink undertones and there will be no more makeup faux pas… hopefully.

Ludivico Einaudi is a pianist I’ve been listing to for the longest time and recently I have been learning his pieces on the piano. The music is just so beautiful and entrancing and there aren’t enough words to describe how in love with his music I am. If you are even mildly interesting in classical music you will love his work and even if you don’t like classical music please listen to it and tell me what you think (my favourite songs have to be Igiorni and Nuvole Bianche).

Listening to:
Final song – MO / Millionaire – Digital Farm Animals / Sober – DJ Snake / Cold Water – Major Lazer / Good Grief – Bastille

Is there anything you’ve been loving lately?


  1. Imogen Cdj 15th August 2016 at 10:26 am

    Ive always been tempted to buy magazines like Oh comely and Frankie but never thought they were really worth it and were just hyped on the internet but you've changed my mind! I didn't realise they were more than just pretty pictures so will definitely be picking one up for my journey to Italy!
    Also that lip shade is goooorrrgeous. I never really wear anything on my lips but something like this would be perfect for my pale skin!

  2. Esme Madeline 16th August 2016 at 8:44 am

    I read Frankie obsessively and have done for a few years, so much so that my mum bought me a subscription for my birthday, because it can be rather difficult to find sometimes. So good though; it's funny, interesting and full of beautiful art and posters. If you can find it, grab it! Gorgeous post as always, I love these backdrops. xxx

  3. Kizzi Webster 16th August 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I've been really getting into reading magazines recently so might have to check these out! And I love the colour of that lipstick!


  4. Ayele 16th August 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I've heard of both oh comely and Frankie before and I was looking to buy them but I forgot. Like you, I like the asthetic of them but to buy something from the UK is so hard because the shipping prices are crazy expensive. more so than the actual items.
    Have you heard of rookie magazines?
    They have the best photos and they are written for teenagers and young adults as a way to help them navigate life. I can't explain It but please google it. you'll fall in love.
    Ps. I love the photos! they are really great quality.
    wishing you all the best,

  5. Dalal Tahira 17th August 2016 at 10:39 am

    I've never heard of that magazine before, it looks pretty good. Ah yes, I love Jane the Virgin- I'm team Raf for obvious reasons ahem. I've currently been loving OITNB season 4, managed to finish it within 3 days (I need a life)
    Dalal monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

  6. Jess C 18th August 2016 at 10:18 am

    I love Jane the Virigin #TeamRafael. I'll have to check out this magazine because I really want to get back in to reading magazines as I feel they are kind of forgotten about nowadays.


  7. Eleanor Pritchard 20th August 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I'm still undecided when it comes to Jane the Virgin although I do have a soft spot for Rafael 😉

  8. Eleanor Pritchard 20th August 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I think you would really like it! I'm probably the only person who's not too keen on OITNB – I just didn't get into it as much as I wanted to x

  9. Eleanor Pritchard 20th August 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I have heard of Rookie magazine but I've never seen it in my local magazine store, I'll definitely have a look next time though and thank you! x

  10. Eleanor Pritchard 20th August 2016 at 5:34 pm

    A subscription is a great idea! I might have to ask for one for my birthday as well 🙂 thank you esme <3

  11. Eleanor Pritchard 20th August 2016 at 5:35 pm

    There are really interesting articles and I would totally recommend Oh Comely, not just for the photos! x


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