Dreaming in Dublin (July 2017)

Just last night I returned from a lovely, brief and exhilarating four day trip to Dublin. This was my first time in the Irish capital and I am sincerely hoping that it won’t be my last. Before arriving, I had already strewed up an image of the city in my mind, focusing solely on drinking and an abundance of laughter and I am happy to say that I was not disappointed.

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My boyfriend and I stayed in the most beautiful hotel called Finnstown Castle just on the outskirts of the city (approx. 30 min drive). The grounds were amazing and filled with stunning water features, eloquent gardens and fields of animals. I can honestly say that I felt like I was in Downton Abbey! The staff were so attentive and the dining area was bright, calm and inviting – just the things I look for in a hotel.

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Paris in Pictures (March 2017)

As some of you may already know from my Instagram page (_maisiewaters), my boyfriend and I went to Paris for my 18th Birthday! It was everything I imagined beautiful, historic, lively and bursting with culture and ambience. So, in order to show you all what a wonderful time I had, I thought I would share some of my favourite photos from our mini trip!

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Hygge

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a danish word that embodies feelings of cosiness, warmth and simple happiness.

I have come to love and appreciate the art of perfect hygge through reading The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. This beautiful and insightful book teaches us all about how to achieve a life full of hygge, which mostly involves a vast number of candles, cake, open fires and blankets.
Hygge is all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Like a candlelit dinner with 3/4 of your closest friends. Or curling up in your cosiest spot to binge-watch your favourite boxset. These little things that bring us comfort and security are what the notion of hygge is built upon

With the Danish currently rating as one of the happiest and most satisfied nations in the world, there is no doubt that incorporating hygge into your lifestyle, whenever and wherever you can, will have a tremendous affect of your wellbeing.

I urge you all to strive for creating those hygge moment in your life and read The Little Book of Hygge (that can be found in Waterstones and Amazon).

xoxo, Maisie

Reading Fest Fun

Hello my lovelies,

So, yes, I did tell a little porky when I said I was back for good in my previous post. But, me being me, I became momentarily distracted by life and completely forgot every time I should of wrote a new post, oops!

One of these distractions was my weekend away at Reading Festival. I LOVE festivals, it’s where I thrive. I love the warm cider, dancing in the sun and having a laugh with all my bestest friends. So, in order to commemorate my AMAHHHHHZING weekend, I thought I’d share some of my favourite pics with you all.

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Michael Kors Selma Satchel Bag

Hi everyone!

So after months and months of searching for a nice, big, light pink hand bag with silver hardware, I FINALLY managed to find what I was looking for. The bag I am referring to is obviously the Selma Satchel Bag by Michael Kors as you can probably tell from the title of this blog post.

I’ve liked the look of the Selma bags for just over a year now but could never find one that was perfect for me. I personally prefer silver over gold so finding a bag in the right colour, shape and size seemed to be a mission. Until, I stumbled upon the Choice website to find exactly what I was looking for! How I never thought to look on Choice before is beyond me, but hey ho, I’ll get to the good bit now.

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Clinique Chubby Stick Contour & Highlight – Review

Hello my lovelies,

As it’s been a while since my last beauty product review I thought I would grace you all with a post about the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Contour and Highlight!

I actually purchased these two individual chubby sticks a couple of months ago from Feel Unique for roughly around £20.00 each, however I’ve never got round to wearing them properly together as I usually only use the highlight stick for illuminating my cupids bow and inner eye corners. So, I thought now is a better time than ever to actually wear them both and give my first impression review!

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How I Edit My Instagram Photos

Hi everyone,

So, I’m back to usual writing on Skinny Vanilla after taking a week off as I was unwell. But, I am now a lot better and right as rain now that I’ve just passed my driving theory test, yay!

I didn’t have a lot of big ideas for my next blog post and didn’t really want to write another product review for a while, so I thought why not share with you how I edit my Instagram photos. I love using Instagram, I love sharing moments with my friends and ‘liking’ theirs in return.

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