I was browsing Ebay last week for a pretty embroidered top to wear during the Spring and Summer months. My plan was to wear it with anything and everything, tucked into maxi skirts or thrown on with skinny jeans, and luckily I came across this which came to just over a mere £5 including shipping. I snapped it up straight away but needless to say, my expectations were low. You know, I thought it would be too good to be true and all that. How wrong was I?
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I'm a self confessed candle addict and as it stands I have two whole drawers full of the things. They're nice but I felt the need for something a bit more special, so after a little too much time I finally decided to order my second candle from Heartwood Candle Company, a company I almost immediately fell in love with back in November and for good reason too. Needless to say since my new addition arrived, the Sweet Orange and Cardamon Candle, I've already burnt half of it in the space of a week. That's true love for you, and here's why...
Friday, May 02, 2014 | Miscellaneous
I've got four passions in life; beauty, fashion, working with children (who never cease to make me smile) and interior design. Today's post is about the latter. Now I'll be the first to admit I'm no Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, but I do enjoy piecing things together and creating something pretty. My house isn't perfect though, nothing is exactly how I want it. Why? Well unfortunately we're renting our current house and have no long term plans to stay here, so even though we've painted or wallpapered some of the rooms, it's not our house and so we never could or would spend the money on it to get it looking perfect. Me and Jordan are planning to move towards the end of the year after our tenancy is up to accommodate my new job (of which I start in June!) and I've kind of got my fingers crossed that we'll finally be able to buy a little place of our own rather than renting again. Anyway, back to the topic of my bed...
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | Makeup
Everyone seems to be raving about the L'Oreal Colour Riche Collection Privee lipstick in the 'Cheryl' shade at the moment, a shade that perhaps would have been ideal for me if I carried on my fake tanning antics but certainly wouldn't look right on my natural porcelain complexion. That said, a couple of months ago I came across the 'Doutzen' shade and being a big fan of the Victoria Secret model Doutzen Kroes, I was intrigued.
Friday, April 18, 2014 | Miscellaneous
Nottingham's Marks and Spencer store has had a revamp and on Thursday I went along to meet Jade, M&S' PR girl and store manager Mark to see what all the fuss was about. It turns out that not only has the beauty department had a complete overhaul, but so has the cafe and even the entire womenswear section has had a total rethink to provide customers with more inspiration and a convenient shopping experience. "It's all about the customers experience", Mark explained to me as we sat in the light and airy cafe (thanks to it's location alongside floor to ceiling windows overlooking the picturesque city centre church)...
Cardigan: Primark / T-shirt: Primark / Jeans: Next / Boots: Asos / Bag: Zara / Necklace: Topshop
I can't get enough of plain t-shirts at the moment and this simple white v-neck one from non other than Primark is a staple. It's a little bit slouchy but the v-neck ensures that it still has a slight feminine vibe to it and is slightly sheer but not sheer enough that you'd need a little tank top underneath. At £4 it really is a little gem and teamed with a combination of black rolled up skinny jeans, my rather nifty cowboy style chelsea boots, a long necklace, a simple black bag and a patterned cardigan, I think it works a treat!
Say hello to my current wishlist. We all know that part of the joys of being a girl is that there's always something you want and now matter how much your bank balance absolutely hates it, you just can't help it... With that being said, there's only so much you can realistically afford as a 'poor' student so here's what's at the top of my wish list.
Enter the return of the classic Herbal Essences. Remember the ones you used to use as a teen? Yeah those ones. Now I don't remember much about these, but what I do remember is that they had a beautiful floral scent that lingers, and they still do! Floral scent aside, I've been putting these to the test over the last 6 weeks or so and have been dying to share them with you. Here's how they faired...
You may have noticed the blogs been a little quite as of late. Unfortunately being a final year university student means that I have to prioritise my work over my blog, something that's absolutely killing me. My life currently consists of me sitting down at my laptop everyday and reading an endless supply of books and journals, then typing away ruthlessly to get all of these assignments and my dissertation finished in time. It's a dull existence but I'm sure it'll all be worth it. I can't wait to get back out into the big wide world, have a job and also blog more regularly again. I'm sorry I haven't been able to recently. Anyway, today's quickie of a post is all about my rather new obsession with the casual look...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Miscellaneous
A month ago I opened up the doors to my new dressing room and you all seemed to like it so I thought I'd share with you another dressing room related post. This time focusing on my ever-changing dresser (a.k.a chest of drawers). I'm not sure why I like to switch this part of my room up so much but at least once a week I give it a little change around...