Friday, 6 December 2013
hello lovely people. so, i've been a pretty useless blogger these past couple of months. infact, i've been a little useless at life recently. I've let money, work and job worries get on top of me and i'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment - however, christmas and new year are on the horizon, a chance to go home and rejuvenate myself and make a fresh start! Until then, i've got a little present for you lovely lot who've kept following my blog and haven't deserted me.
Treat Republic are a website offering adorable hand picked, personalised gifts, perfect for a little christmas treat and they've offered me the chance to give you a necklace, personalised of course. They're super cute, and if you didn't fancy one yourself, it'd make a cute little present for somebody :) to enter, just fill out the survey box thing below; good luck!
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Thursday, 7 November 2013
in my last post I briefly mentioned becoming fashion editor of the Courier, and as part of our Halloween issue we organised our own little photoshoot. being part of the paper last year meant i got to help out and gain valuable experience for when I came to do my own; but not being the photographer for once was such a fun experience (who doesn't like being a little bit bossy?). I'm so happy with how it came out, i thought i'd share the result with you so you know where i've been whilst neglecting the old blog.
we wanted to create a 'halloweeny' vibe without actually using costumes, so we decided to go vampy. Most of the clothes are from good old Toppers, but some pieces belong to the models. If you want to see more pictures click here. I'm also writing up a post about my interrailing trip which should be coming soon, keep your beady eyes peeled. I don't have an awful lot of spare time (same old, same old) but i'm trying to get my life organised, which for me is a rather difficult feat. If anybody has any tips on organisation in general, send them my way. for now, i'm saving up for a filofax. wish me luck!
Thursday, 24 October 2013
instagram magnets c/o picpack
I don't even know where to start with this blogpost. I want to tell you everything i've been doing and seeing over the past couple of months, but i would just be rambling, so i'll let you into all the best bits. oh, and the adorable instagram magnets are from picpack and are an amazing way to keep your memories, definitely check out the website!
okay, so the last time I posted, I was just about to set off on my interrailing adventure. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the whole experience was. I saw six different countries, got lost in beautiful cities and met the most incredible people. Even though I managed to lose at least half of my backpack on route and slept in some rather 'interesting' places, nothing seemed to dampen our spirits the whole time, and we just had the best time. I'm so tempted just to write a whole post about it, I could talk for days!
If you want to hear more about my trip, which countries we visited or advice for interrailing, just let me know, i'd love to share more about it! anyway, I'm now in my second year, living in my new house with my best friends. oh, and i've had my brace off, i'm a new toothy woman! you might also remember me telling you about becoming fashion editor of my university newspaper, which has pretty much been taking up most of my time! To sum up this post, I'm having the best time at the moment and I can't wait to start posting more often! thankyou for continuing to comment and share my blog, it means the world.
Monday, 2 September 2013
this weekend will see me embark on something i never thought i'd do this summer; travel round eastern europe with a friend, with a backpack, on a train. this may sound like many people's idea of hell, but for me it's so so exciting, although i genuinely don't know what to pack. if anyone has been on a similar exped, let me know essentials i should be taking! I just don't think there's a way to look chic, sweating like a beast under the weight of a backpack in a hot country, help?
The day I get back from my interrailing adventure, it's literally straight to university to start my second year. it scares me to say that i'm a third of the way through already, eeeeek. i'm really excited to see what this year brings to the table - a million more mornings of dread waiting to be tagged in last nights pictures, plenty of dominos and writing three thousand word essays in a matter of hours. you may also nearly suffocate yourself and your flatmates by severely burning a pizza (see above picture). university is life changing, and person changing, if that makes sense. I CAN'T WAIT.
so, long story short, my blogs gonna' be a bit quiet these next few weeks, so bear with me, and i'll be back with plenty of stories and pictures of my adventures, and of course my usual outfit and beauty posts.
i'll probably instagram and tweet while i'm away, so if you're vaguely interested, then do give me a cheeky little follow!
Thursday, 22 August 2013
asos stacking rings - £8
i've been wearing a lot of gold recently, but after seeing these rings on a few blogs i knew i had to get my mitts on them. they arrived yesterday, packaged in a little black box. I love the sleek look of the rings and how they can be stacked and worn in different ways to create different looks. anyone who's wanting to invest in these little gems however, beware; i bought them in M/L when i'd usually be a small in rings, and they are reaaaally small! some of them won't fit me except as midi rings, and i have skinny twigs for fingers. just a warning. but other than that, they're perfect!
Monday, 19 August 2013
just a simple outfit, but i reaaaally wanted to show ya'll the barginous ebay find that was my black velvet jumper! perhaps a little autumn winter to wear at the moment, but i know that come september this jumper just won't leave my back. i love the way the black velvet looks against my levi jeans, and the lace detail at the bottom of the jumper means it'll look lovely layered up under a snuggly coat in the winter. i've always been more of a winter lover, and (unpopular opinion time) inside i can't wait for cold, dark nights and waking up to rooftops coated in crisp white frost. just me? okay.
velvet jumper - ebay // jeans - deep vintage newcastle // boots - topshop // rings - asos
i've been working pretty much none-stop this past few weeks to try and save some pennies, hence the lack of posting and general communication with the outside world. i sleep, eat and work, that's pretty much it. the lack of excitement and mundane routine is making me pretty much desperate to get back to uni in around three weeks time. i'm so so jealous of all the people i've seen tweeting about getting ready to start uni; i wanna be a fresher all over again! if you are one of these people, you're going to have the best year of your life, believe me.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
ladyblush cremeblend blush - mac // chapped lips - models own
mac doesn't tend to be a brand i run too when i need a new makeup product, but i do love their cremeblend blushes. my last one was 'brit wit', a beautiful colour which i reviewed a few months ago. after running out, i decided to try a new shade, and decided on ladyblush. i don't know how well the picture shows this, but although it's a red/pink toned coral colour (a shade i didn't think would work well with my skintone) it blends in beautifully to leave a subtle, but flattering colour on the cheeks.
i am a big fan of the texture of the cremeblend products too; blendable and pigmented - it almost has a translucency to it, also adding to the natural finish. oh, and it even lasts me through six hour shifts at work! so yeah, a lovely blush, i'd definitely recommend if you like the cremeblend forumla! i'm now going to go and demolish a steak before starting an eight hour shift - lovely.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
'mom' jeans - topshop // jumper - topshop // docs - office // dress - minkpink via asos
I love love love the fit of my levi jeans, and so it's completely necessary that i have another pair of a similar fit in another colour, right? i've seen these on quite a few bloggers, and they just look amazing - a definite future investment i think. i've been after these docs for aaaages, infact, i'm sure they were on a wishlist post of mine last year, and i've just never got round to buying them - this year! the mohair style jumper would look cute tucked into the mom style jeans, would layer over dresses and i think i need it. like, now.
oh, and need i say anything about this minkpink beaut. just look at it.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
printicapp prints - avaliable as an app
one of my favourite things about taking photographs is having them printed and plastering my room with them. a while ago i had a few of my instagram photos printed and i loved the outcome; ever since i've been keeping my beady eyes peeled for sites offering instagram prints, but also the ability to print those from your photostream. printicapp does just that! in four easy steps glossy, polariod look photos are delivered to your door (in the sweetest little orange envelope) and at something like 60p a print, it's also relitavely cheap. i'd definitely recommend getting your mitts on this app and giving it a go!