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)...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Fashion
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.
Friday, April 11, 2014 | Haircare
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...
I've spoke about my love for Nars Sheer Glow (once paired with a gorgeous radiance enhancing primer), but I've never really shared my feelings for a drugstore goodie with a light - medium coverage. I've been using it since late 2012, it's been repurchased not once, not twice but three times, and I've got it in two shades, one for my previous fake tanning days and one to showcase my Snow White complexion...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Skincare
After using up the last few dregs of my (very much adored!) second bottle of the Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm from Balance Me, I decided that instead of immediately repurchasing what I class as my favourite cleanser ever, I'd have a bit of a shop the stash moment and rediscover some cleansers that I've previously loved. Along with that back at the start of January I decided to mix up my skincare routine and here's what I've come up with...
If my recent haul is anything to go by, you'll know I've gone a little L'Oreal mad lately. I don't know how they do it, but the vast majority of products I've tried from this drugstore brand I've loved. Heck, I've even gone back for more - something that rarely happens with my medley of drugstore products. I was running out of my previous hair oil, an all natural number that was also from L'Oreal and faired well for almost a year, and so as a thick and wavy haired girl whose prone to a little frizz now and again more hair oil was needed. After one of my usual trips to Boots after a long day at Uni I eyed up the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil and decided to give it a go.
Here's something you may not know about me, I'm rather coat obsessive. I can fill a whole clothes rail with coats and jackets and still have to pop a few into my under bed storage boxes. Needless to say, what coat to wear definitely comes into the equation when I'm picking out an outfit and I'm not one of those girls who can just wear any coat over the top of their clothes, despite whether it goes with what they're wearing or not. Since it's rather chilly here in the middle of our British winter and a coat is a must, I thought I'd introduce you to my newest coat crush - tartan coats (or plaid to any US girls out there).