31 July 2018

Miraflores, Lima

I'm casting my mind back to last spring for the final post about our trip to Peru, when we travelled from Lima to Lake Titicaca, Puno, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Puerto Maldonado, and back to Lima.  It was - like all our long-haul trips - a jam-packed itinerary with lots of 6am starts, hotels and internal flights.  Our penultimate stop was two days in the Peruvian Amazon, which was unlike anything I'd experienced before: spotting wild animals, sleeping in a rustic wooden lodge in the jungle, hiking through the humid rainforest and being bitten alive by mosquitoes.  It was a fantastic, unique experience (apart from the bites), but I was also glad to return to city life...  For our last three days, we continued exploring the capital, staying in the colourful, coastal district of Miraflores.

Fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla in Lima, Peru - travel blog


14 July 2018

Purple Crystal

I've always had a soft spot for coloured crystal and glass, and have a few vases, jugs and votives in calming blues and greens.  The latest addition to my collection is this ribbed posy vase from Dartington Crystal in a pretty amethyst purple shade.

Dartington Crystal purple vase - UK style & interiors blog


12 July 2018


Love this quote from the author of Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen

2 July 2018

Hollywood Flawless Filter

The makeup product you didn't know you needed: Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter.

Emma Louise Layla with Charlotte Tilbury at the Hollywood Flawless Filter launch - luxury beauty blog

Charlotte Tilbury, makeup maestro and recent MBE, launched a brand new product category this spring, at a gorgeous event at The Arts Club I was lucky enough to attend, and I've been using it every day since.  The Hollywood Flawless Filter is a customisable complexion booster, face primer and highlighter all-in-one, available in 7 shades.  Inspired by perfecting social media filters, the peachy cream leaves your skin glowy, dewy and radiant, and I'm obsessed.  Dubbed "J Lo glow in a bottle", you can wear it by itself, underneath, over or mixed with foundation, and as a highlighter - I wear mine (in shade 2) over foundation, under blusher and bronzer, and it really does give skin a soft-focus finish.  Have you tried it yet?

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