18 March 2013

Sunday Diary #15

Late again...

1. It was my friends Hen weekend this weekend. Lucky she was having it in Edinburgh so I could go - even if I was late both nights. I had a top night and cannot wait for the wedding! All I have to do now is get through my shift at work. Wish me luck.

2. I have become totally addicted to Criminal Minds, I mentioned that I had started watching it last week, I seriously cannot get enough of it. Love it! Morgan is a baaaaabe! <3As is Spencer... got to love a smart guy.

3. I am considering growing out my hair a bit. Nothing drastic just a long, messy bob type of thing. I just want some hair to play around with! Grow hair, grrrrroooow.

4. Uni has been crazy busy. As I am sure you are all sick of hearing about but the end is getting closer and closer wooo hooo! I feel like recently all I do is post these posts but I just seem to have no time to blog interesting stuff. This week I am going to make an effort to get some blog posts done. Please complete my survey if you haven't already, it would be very much appreciated: survey link

15 March 2013

White Blazer.

Over the past few days I have been craving a white blazer. Why this is, I have no idea. After
 about 5 minutes wear it will probably be an interesting shade of mucky grey but it is what my heart has been calling out for! In my typical Social Media junkie character, I went onto Pinterest and Tumblr searching out white blazers. So here are a few that are pushing me towards a purchase...

If you've got a spare minute please do my survey on Fashion blogging: Link here

13 March 2013

Red velvet.

I bought this red velvet dress from ASOS marketplace on a total whim. I cannot give you one solid reason as to why I bought it. Not a single one. However I think styled up properly, it has serious potential to be a nice day or night dress. I think I need a thicker belt with it but for now this studded belt from Zara sale a few summers back works pretty well. The dress is a flattering cut if a little short but that's nothing that a pair of tights can't fix.  Plus it is velvet, who doesn't love velvet?!

11 March 2013

Sunday Diary #14

*Picture from Pinterest

1. Late again with this one... oops. I have an excuse, it is my normal standard excuse - I was hungover, very sleepy & couldn't bring myself to bash away at my little laptop to write this up but I am doing it Monday morning. It is becoming a habit...

2. Last week was a crazy crazy busy week hence no posting. After this week I will have 2 final assessments done so hopefully things should quieten down a little for a week or so. Maybe, please?! Speaking of uni work if you have a free 2minutes please fill out my short survey for my dissertation on fashion blogging: SURVEY also if you would be interested to do a short interview by email drop me a comment & we can sort something out.

3.  Criminal Minds might actually be my new favourite program. I love anything murder mystery-esque and this just plays on all my loves.  Perfect for my Snow Day today. Any excuse.

4. I love this picture. Such a perfect pass time... *sigh*

5 March 2013

Help a girl out

 If you have a free minute or two please please please click the link below and fill in the survey about fashion blogging for my dissertation. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you x



Blog shops have been a long standing method of jewellery consumption for a good few years. Blogger jewellery shops offer something different from that of the High Street. This ring from Ella Bella Jewellery is a case in point. I bought this beautiful little ring for £4.99 as an impulse purchase. When I got it through the post, it was love at first sight. It has a beautiful blue-green stone in it that in some lights is really deep blue then can be a more aqua blue. So beautiful & a great talking point. I am already considering buying the other colours as it is just such a beautiful ring!

4 March 2013

Liebster Award

i was nominated for the liebster award by the adventures of the savage dreamer & Cosasbella so thanks to her for the nomination!I'm going to do a bit of a medley of both!

The Rules
1. State 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions (made by the person that nominated you).
3. Nominate 11 new blogs (with under 200 followers) and ask them 11 questions.

My experience with blogging so far
I have had a few blogs through the years and have had a pretty continually positive experience. I love reading & writing blogs - I'm not particularly arty but I feel this is a way for me to be creative to an extend. I have trying to work on my image quality & how often I post but sometimes life gets in the way as all bloggers will understand.
My Facts 
1. I will most likely never grow my hair long again. Short for the win!
2. I love mayonnaise especially with chips.
3. I truly believe growing up is a state of mind. If you think young, you will feel young.
4. I don't like chocolate.
5. Orange is my favourite colour.
6. I believe people are destined to be meet.
7. Hugh Jackman is my love!
8. I've gone from hating my university to course to enjoying it more than I thought I would.
9. Moving city was one of the best choices I've ever made.
10. I'm shy at first then once I'm comfortable with you, you will probably think I'm weird...
11. I love cooking.

My Answers
1. greatest hobbies/passions?
Probably has to be reading or fashion. I like running but I don't do that enough to make it a hobby really.
2. dream job?

 I'd love to be a journalist but my degree has absolutely nothing to do with that so probably something to do with social media marketing!
3. where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Paris. I have this perfect Parisian life in my head... *sigh*
4. most coveted fashion item?

 A Chanel handbag or some Prada heels.
5. three holy grail beauty items?

Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, YSL Faux cils mascara & Carmex - the glamour!
6. favourite scents for day and night?

John Paul Gaultier Classique for night & Chloe for during the day.
7. favourite candy/junk food?

Haribo Tangfastics!!
8. favourite and least favourite fashion trends?

Least favourite has to be creepers. I hate hate hate the way they look.

Favourite is printed trousers - love a pair of trousers, I do. 
9. book/movie/tv show you've read/watched over and over?

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Sex & the City - The TV series, not the movies. They are bad!
10. people that inspire you?

Em... my mum, my friends & in terms of fashion ... bloggers.
11. greatest experience of your life?

I've had so many good experiences, to date it is probably something I have achieved at university.

Blog Nominations
3. Bemuze

My Questions

Tell me about Your experience if blogging

1. Why do you blog?
2. If you could have anyone wardrobe, who would it be?
3. Favourite book?
4. Favourite blogger?
5. Favourite High Street store?
6. Favourite designer?
7. Favourite nail polish colour?
8. Who is your Fashion icon?
9. Favourite thing you've bought?
10. Worst fashion/beauty trend you've followed?
11. Favourite beauty product?

3 March 2013

Sunday Diary #13

1. Another week another moan about working in retail. This week, a woman I had said nothing to & was simply trying to help told me to f*ck off & that this was f*cking ridiculous! Then told my Manager what I said was so bad it could not be repeated! Lies! Some people in this world are right nutcases!

2. In other more cheerful news, how nice has the weather been. Springtime is that you? I love Spring, March-May are my favourite months. I got to rock my new sunnies for the 1st time on Friday, this made me eternally happy.

3. I am off work this weekend - yay! - so I am having a lazy Sunday. Hence the photograph. Sometimes a lazy day is what is needed. Tomorrow my goal is to start running. I couldn't afford the gym anymore so I quit with the idea of taking up running but excuses come all too easily... tomorrow I will start. No matter how stupid I feel/look.

4.  I am doing fashion blogging as part of my dissertation topic so probably - hopefully - this week I will be starting my research. 4th year is heaps of work. HEAPS.

2 March 2013

Style Crush #27

For this weeks Style Crush post I give you three simple yet chic outfits that all play on different aspects of what I love about clothes. The mix of patterns, colours - to an extent - and fabrics. The striped trousers, the tie dye dress & the chiffon blouse jean short combination make for three perfect outfits.

1 March 2013

Empties #2

I have too many beauty products. I buy stuff pretty much for the sake of it a lot of the time... bad for my bank, good for the economy?! Doing my bit...

Superdrug Vitamin E Daily Moisturisor
Affordable - yes but this cream did nothing for my skin what so ever. I was such a big fan of the Superdrug Vitamin E range but this cream really did my skin no benefits. In the end, this cream became my foot cream! Waste not, want not. Definitely not repurchasing this cream.

Revlon Grow Luscious Eye Liner in Black
Apart from the Estee Lauder double wear eyeliner pencil, Revlon Grow Luscious eyeliner is my 2nd favourite. I don't really know why I didn't just get the Estee Lauder one as there is about £4 price difference?! Anyway, this eye liner is a lovely intense black that smudges to a soft smokey look wonderfully. Already repurchased! Good sign. 

Collection Healthy Mix Concealer in Light  (Not pictured)
One of my favourite under eye concealers ever. This stuff gives a lightning effect without being too unnatural, covers dark circles and bags to perfection and is affordable. Another product I have already repurchased! 

MUA Black eyeshadow 
This little guy was getting to the end of its life, it cracked & was a black eyeshadow mess then it got stuck up the leg of my joggies - do not ask how, I don't know! - and went flying across the room resulting in black eyeshadow being everywhere, EVERYWHERE. It was nearing it's end but I could have disposed of the remainder in a less messy way. Definitely repurchasing this wee guy. £1 for a decent enough eyeshadow that lasts ages & does its job well. If you don't cater-polt it across the room that this...

L'Oreal Elive Damage Care Conditioning repair spray
I bought this as part of a deal at least 8 months ago & have finally got round to using it up. why I bought it I don't know?! It is an alright product but I think more suited to a longer haired lady as I found it to just gather in the roots making my hair appear greasy.

Rimmel Wake me up foundation
Another whim purchase that I hated. This foundation is so drying it is crazy!  By the end of the day my face felt like a bit of sand paper. Not impressed with this which is a shame as I so wanted to love it!

Bourjous Healthy mix Serum in 53
This was my fake tan foundation shade that I used up before giving up the fake tanner for all eternity... maybe. Not really much to say on this one. I repurchased it in 52 and then in 51 as I got paler. This foundation & I have a long standing love affair.