Monday, 17 June 2013

IT'S ALL OVER!

I am free, I finally have time for my own things and of course back to blogging! I have completely finished all of my work and therefore, no more college! 
Three years in that place and I no longer have to go! I am sad as well as really happy and all I have to do now is wait on my results. 
I can't wait to get back into blogging, I am really gonna hit it hard as it is something I feel really passionate about. So look forward to many more future posts!
It's good to be back









Sunday, 24 March 2013

More shopping and car saving


This should have gone up a very long time ago, not sure what went wrong here.

I took another cheeky visit to Boots a couple days ago as I was in town buying Mother's Day present. 
There were a few things I was in need of, for example pressed powder, which I managed to get. I have always used the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent and am kind of afraid of branching out now, I know it works and I know I like it and that it is not expensive so like to stick to it.
I also picked up Maybeline's new Rocket Volume mascara in Black, I had heard some good things about this mascara but honestly after a few days of using it, I am not that excited over it, the brush is also plastic which I wasn't aware of and I usually don't find I like brushes like this.
Finally I had been looking for a flat top foundation brush in Boots for awhile but hadn't seen one, I'm not sure if I completely missed it each time but I found the real Techniques stippling brush (pixiwoo on youtube) , I do not know how I lived without this brush, it is perfect, it gives an even coverage of my foundation and a flawless base as well as there being no fall out. I love that Sam and Nic use the brushes on their channel and their are some great tutorials online.


I am not the best person at saving money, I spend it as soon as I get it and just cannot get it into my head that I need to save for some things. I really can't remember how I managed to pay for Ibiza but somehow did it!
So I am in love.. but this is not a normal love between two people, oh no, this is my absolutely crazy-makes-me-want-to-pop love for.. a car.
It is the cutest thing I have ever seen and I am absolutely desperate for it.
It isn't the cheapest of things I have ever wanted to buy but that's not going to stop me. It pains me to say it but I'm going to have to make some cuts and become very harsh on myself with spending.
I need to become a master of saving so this will mean a lot less clothes and beauty buying, not completely don't be crazy, just some cut backs. Of course I will still make posts but won't always be splurging out for awhile.

Anyway hope your weekend went well :)



Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Update

Hi guys, I am ever so sorry with how dreadful I have been with getting blog posts up recently.
I have a deadline coming up this Friday and then will be on to my final major straight away so posts will be very sparse for the meantime I am afraid, however I will try my best to keep on top of both blogging and work so I am able to put the occasional post up.
It will all be over in May and I will be able to relax and focus much more on improving my blog.

Hope you are all well.






(I do have a new signature for myself though!)



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Yummy, Scrummy Cake Making

I found myself very bored a few days ago so thought I would use up the manky bananas in the fruit bowl to make banana and chocolate muffins.

They're very easy to make and absolute perfection.


I put chocolate chips on the inside along with banana and then made a chocolate and butter icing (which I purposefully made too much of) to dollop on top and to hold on my flakes, then finally dusted off with icing sugar.

They were all gone by the next day, I only had two I swear..
And no one could work out who had the last one.


I was obviously feeling very much like baking that day and helped my brother make these in-a-box spider cup cakes that were left over from halloween, they didn't go as fast as the muffins but still did get munched up rather quickly.



                    Are your mouths watering yet?






Boots Haul

A few days ago I took a trip into town as there were some bits and bobs that I needed, turns out I ended up spending most of my time roaming around Boots, I got myself a few things but also picked up my boyfriend some things he needed as well (which I will include)
It was one of those shopping trips I was pretty satisfied with.



There were quite a few offers on some of the bits I wanted so was really happy with that although I think I made a mistake with one as it didn't come off as an offer, but oh well, I got what I needed.


What I got for myself:
The razors aren't the most interesting purchase, however they were supposed to be part of a deal and they were needed (winters over now guys! Gotta think about getting those legs out!) I also did managed to get myself some of the Boots tea tree and witch hazel cleansing and toning lotion that I had previously talked about yaaaay, I bought some of the larger oval cosmetic wipes to go with this, they were exactly the same price as the smaller sized ones funnily enough so it made sense to buy the bigger of the two.
As well as this I also got myself another Balmi, my sister has the strawberry one so I had smelt its deliciousness so thought I should get myself one, I still prefer my raspberry one and that will be staying on my door keys. I figured I'd save this new Balmi for my new car keys.
I have also heard a lot about Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish, so thought I needed to try it; I found it really great, the colour looks exactly the same as it does in the bottle and  they have barely chipped over the days I have been wearing it.
There was a small but great selection of colours, including some really summering shades, then I also saw the almost oxblood/burgundy coloured polish, which I fell for and picked up.



The bits for jon are muuuuch less interesting but I am sure I will be using some so thought I would include them.
Firstly I picked up some bubble bath as he does like to get in touch with his feminine side every now and then plus I tend to have a lot of baths at his so will be using this shh.. I spent a long time choosing between scents I liked and scents Jon would like whilst still feeling masculine, I bought this one which is a really delicious scent and is pretty much unisex.
Then there was an offer on Original Source shower gel which is to die for, (I'm really into the raspberry and vanilla milk at the moment) and Jon had heard about but couldn't seem to find the Chocolate and Mint scented one which is also scrummy, I bought him a couple of those and a shower gel which is new from Radox called Cherry Blast which is also really good and Jon loves all things cherry flavoured.
Boring, Boring but there was also an offer on Linx, I picked up these three for him as they were the ones I had either smelt on him before so had grown attached to or just thought smelt good. I did also try the new Linx Apollo but thought it actually smelt really crappy so didn't get any of that.
Face Wipes because it's good to keep your face clean even if you are male.
Finally.. Oh my goodness, one of the greatest things I have ever bought.. Jon and I had been going on for ages about how we needed to get a shower brush as we both also love having our backs scratched  I found this pretty cheap and it is so satisfying, and really handy at the same time. Such a great buy!

So I did really quite well, Jon seem please and I certainly was as well.


Let me know if any of you have used any of these products and what you think of them.




Friday, 1 March 2013

OOTN & Cinema Trip

Last night Jon and I went to see 'Warm Bodies' with Nicholas Hoult (Tony from skins season 1).
Massive disappointment if I am honest, the concept was okay, it just wasn't the greatest film I have seen this year.



Faux Leather Jacket - Topshop | Scarf - Handmade | Jumper - Topshop | Ring - Republic



Here is the outfit I wore that evening.
If any of you have seen the film, let me know what you guys thought of it.





Things I have ordered!

Don't you love it when you get things through the post? (that aren't bills of course) Well a few days ago I ordered some items offline and to my surprise just two days later they arrived!




I desperately needed a new purse as I had destroyed my old one and couldn't find any that I really liked, until I found this one. I usually go for pink/red purses so this one is great for a little change, as well as being really cute!
I also found this 'Blog inc' book online at Urban Outfitters I thought it would be an interesting read and really help me learn a little more about blogging, besides it was really cheap, so thought WHY NOT and bought it.
Finally I bought a set of hairdressing scissors and thinning or crocodile scissors; I am in no way trained to cut hair but I am really fed up with being unsatisfied after a trip to the hairdressers so decided to go crazy and just begin experimenting on my hair, there's all sorts of tutorials online and if I make any mistakes it will just grow back, right?
Don't worry though, I wont be cutting myself a new fringe or anything too drastic yet ;)

Hope you're all having a wonderful day.


Friday, 22 February 2013

Today's OOTD

I went to have a catch up with some friends that I hadn't seen in a very very long time today, one of which being about one and a half years ago who is now also PREGNANT! so there was a lot of catching up to do, we sat in an overcrowded café for about 2 hours talking babies and all the rest of that girly chit-chat, but it seemed to fly by, and I have now vowed to myself to not let it get that long before seeing a friend again and to make more time for them, I forgot how nice it was just to sit chatting for as long as you want with them as I haven't really been able to do that recently.
Anyway, it was extra cold today so I needed to make sure I was staying warm whilst in town.

Today's Outfit:

I wore a lot of Topshop today! You ready? 
Topshop faux fur coat.  Topshop lace cutaway jumper.  Topshop faux leather skater skirt.  Primark Scarf
Topshop black knee high socks (at my ankles).  H&M black boots.


Asos Ring                                                              Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107




I'm hoping my boyfriend will see the distinct 'pregnant' at the top of this post and freak out!



My Current Skincare Products

I thought I would do a post on the products I am currently using on my skin.
I actually rarely change the way I care for my skin and the products I use, as I have never used anything better than this and I swear by tea tree. It seriously is one of the best things my mother ever taught me and I have recently convinced my boyfriend that he is seriously missing out by not using it, and bought him his very own little tea tree face cleansing set, similar to mine.




So I use a lot of Boots own tea tree and witch hazel products.
Before I go to bed I will use the cleansing wipes to remove my make up, I keep meaning to buy the cleansing and toning lotion to use instead of the face wipes as I think it would remove my make up better, but haven't got round to that yet. I then use the foaming face wash, they advice to use this in the morning as well however I don't usually do this as I don't feel my face needs washing that often, I do however sometimes give it a wipe with a cleansing wipe in the morning just in case I have missed a bit of mascara that has then been smudged across my forehead in my sleep; After rinsing the face wash off I then gently pat my face dry with a towel and apply the night gel, this also moisturises my face as the face wash can dry it out a little. If I have none or just small pimples I will apply the night side of the spot wand mostly within my t-zone and if I have a big disgusting spot I will apply tea tree and usually by morning it will be gone or drastically minimised  I don't use the pure tea tree oil every day as it is quite strong and I'm not sure how damaging to my skin it would be.
The shine control day moisturiser is rarely used, I only really use it when my skin is going through a rough stage and I feel it needs the extra help and the Simple moisturiser is brilliant especially in the winter time as I can get dry skin around my cheek and nose area.

I hope this wasn't too boring and that it was a readable and enjoyable post.
Sorry about the picture quality recently, I really need to learn to understand my camera better and get into using it more!

Have a nice day/evening/afternoon.


Valentines Shopping Trip Haul

1.  H&M Jersey Top with pocket £6.99 (Buy Similar)   2.  H&M Pencil Skirt £12.99, Now £5 (Buy Here)  
3. Topshop Lip Crayon in Secret Party £7 (Buy Here)   4. Topshop Jersey Skirt £16 (Buy Here)



Sorry about the hideous picture quality! I'm not too sure what happened!








Friday, 15 February 2013

Happy Late Valentines Day

I wasn't able to post this before Valentines anyway as I wanted to show what I gave my Valentine.
Feburary 14th is also the day we got together so I suppose that makes it our anniversary.. if non married couples are allowed to call it that.
For his Valentines present I left this little hamper on his doorstep
it included a bunch of his favourite things, pretty much all of them were edible but that's a big part of Valentines.. Chocolate, right?



I was a very very spoilt girl on the 14th by him and as well as many other things, I was told I was allowed a shopping trip, I was allowed £40 to spend on what I liked, which I will show in a later post.
We went up to Bristol for the day and at first went to the Aquarium, we also went to the "best restaurant ever!" called Za Za Bazaar, which is a fixed price buffet restaurant which had six different sections that you were able to get food at from all over the world. 
We ate ourselves silly then waddled out to go shopping.





Hope you all had a good Valentines Day.




Let's go to the beach, each lets go get away!

I have finally found some time to do a blog post!
So Tuesday consisted of a beach walk, it was extremely chilly so I did end up chucking a few chunky jumpers on but it was a great day.





Tuesday, 12 February 2013

(Very quick) OOTD

So today I am off to the beach (it's winter here) for a brisk walk with Jon and my puppy, I am aware we may sound like crazy people but it is so refreshing! However I am staying reasonably sensible and making sure I wrap up warm today.

Topshop Top 
I absolutely adore this top, it's dainty and delicate and I am trying to stop myself from excessively wearing it in case of discolouring.
Around the neckline and across the shoulder is embellished with small flowers and beads and it is scrummy!

Topshop Leigh Jeans
I have always been very wary of wearing jeans and for the past four or five years I just haven't worn them, I never liked the look of them on me and just grew to hate them, but I recently received  these 'Leigh' Jeans by Topshop and actually love them! they aren't your usual jean material and actually feel quite a bit softer than regular jeans but I am definitely giving these a thumbs up right now and they will be keeping me very warm today.

My trusty (but very dirty) H&M boots
These bad boys have got me through this winter without my feet freezing to death, I have worn them in the horrendous British rain and our unexpected snow they are indestructible and I can wear them with pretty much anything, they have metal detailing either side and a small rubber heel. Unfortunately I thought it would be a good idea to wear them on a dog walk, not thinking even the slightest about the rain we have had and how muddy the fields will be, resulting in a very caked pair of bootys.

George (Asda) Coat
I know it isnt  where everyone would want a coat from, but hey I'm a student..
I had actually never bought clothes from a supermarket before, not really for any reason, it just hadn't crossed my mind and I stumbled across this buy. It was only £5! and wait for it.. in the little boys section..it is aged 12-13yrs but I am quite petite so it actually fits me perfectly unlike many coats (because of my height) I have worn it for a lot of the winter and it has been ideal really I do really love khaki jackets like this and SO WHAT if it was only £5 from a supermarket.. who's judging here?

John Lewis Earmuffs
These were also a gift and are amazing, not only do my ears stay nice and toastie but I can also plug my iphone in if I like and listen to my music through them. I highly recommend these, especially those who like walking or travel a lot by foot.
The outer side is knitted and the inner (for my ears) is faux fur.

Scarf and Socks
Both hand-made by my wonderful Mother.

Time to embrace the cold outdoors, wish me luck! x


Monday, 11 February 2013

Blog Stress!

So this is it! The beginning of what I have been meaning to do for so long. I have seem countless amazing blogs and bloggers and always aspired to be doing what they are doing..So here we go..I thought.. However it is a lot harder than it seems, I have been trying to figure this blogging-malarkey out but just cannot get the hang of it yet. 
I have been getting myself excited when I get ten more page views but then to realise that it is just me pressing 'view blog' to try and figure this out is gutting BUT I WILL GET THERE.. she says, However right now I just feel like curling up in bed and watching a film but as they say 'Dreams don't work unless you do'