A Glimpse Of Venice, Italy

Hello Everyone!

My friend is currently on a 6 week volunteer placement in the beautiful Italian city Venice. She loves travelling and is working in a hostel right in the centre of town. 

One month ago myself and another friend booked a spontaneous trip to visit her and set off for a four day break. We had a great time exploring the area and taking so many photos! I thought I would give you a glimpse of this trip through some of the many photos that I took.

The main streets were packed with tourists but a short walk would take you to calm cobbled paths with tall classic Venice homes.

The gondolas were very expensive so we didn't bother going on one but appreciated how traditional and pretty they looked on the canals as we passed over the bridges.

We sampled many of the expensive cocktails and enjoyed eating in the beautiful restaurants. Although one restaurant near our hotel definitely ripped us off!

Down some backstreets my friend showed us this little bookshop. It had books in a gondola, stairs made from books and a fire exit straight into the canal!

We took a boat to another island called Murano where we saw a demonstration of the making of a glass bowl. It was fascinating and so clever!

We also visited Burano which had the most colourful buildings! It was so pretty.

In the evening we went up Campanile di San Marco (the tower in the main square) and watched the sunset.

Have you ever been to Venice?

Love, Phoebe x

Summer Favourites


Hello Everybody!

Its that time again here on Phoebe's Diaries: Seasonal favourites time! As you know, I don't use enough products to get away with monthly favourites so I do less frequent seasonal favourites instead.

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

This foundation is beautiful and glowing! I have worn it non stop this summer as it looks so nice on my skin. Initially I did think that it was slightly too dark for my skin colour but it turns out it is fine. In fact, it is more that fine. It is perfect.

Clinique 'All About Eyes' Eye Cream

This eye cream is amazing and such a luxury! (I know, it is very expensive) But it feels so silky and beautiful when applied. Definitely check this out if you feel like a splurge on skincare because it is now one of my staples.

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer

This concealer is really good and provides a pretty full coverage. I have used this so much this summer when I couldn't be bothered to wear foundation so I just used this instead! You also get a lot of concealer so it should last for ages.

Benefit They're Real! Mascara

This mascara is my new favourite thing! My eyelashes have never looked so volumized but at the same time, this mascara separates and defines individual lashes too! A great product.

Skinny Dip Donut Phone Case

I got this phone case pretty recently and I love it! It looks so cute and it slightly see through so you can still see the silver of my phone through the back. You can buy this from Skinny Dip online.

Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 03

I love this lipstick! It looks so good with a bronzy makeup look, as you can see in my youtube video here. The whole range is good but this colour is my favourite.

Pretty Little Liars

I couldn't write this post without including this. I began watching the first season of PLL in around June and didn't stop watching it until the season 6 mid season finale. It is such a good show and grips you from the start (although the finale was disappointing... am I right or nah? discuss in the comments). Definitely check it out even if you know who A is because there are different people involved before this person, you will love it!


This is another TV show that you can now watch on 4OD if you want to. It is set in the future when robots (looking identical to humans) are used as servants and is generally so good, intriguing and very unique. Definitely check this one out too.

Alt J

This band's latest album 'This Is All Yours' has been my summer soundtrack! So amazingly unique, I just love their songs so much. I was also lucky enough to see them live when I was front row at Reading festival this summer which was so cool!

Meg Says

For some reason I didn't include a youtube favourite in my Spring Favourites but this time I have one to share with you. Meg Says is a relatively small youtuber but she is growing so fast! She does mainly beauty videos but also talks about her illness M.E (which I wasn't aware of before I watched her), lifestyle and fashion. I would highly recommend subscribing because she is going to be big! See her channel here.

What have you been loving this summer? Let me know in the comments.

Love, Phoebe x
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