Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year Goals :)

Gosh lovelies, I'm sorry it's been so long but I've been very busy in this redundant week between Christmas and New Year. (Visiting family, eating, drinking, recovering - the usual!) Anyway I'm sat here with a cuppa reflecting a bit on this past year and thought I'd share this list with y'all. They're not really resolutions, just things I'd like to accomplish in 2012 :)

Pass A levels
Pass driving test
Reach 500 followers (a little too ambitious perhaps?)
Don't leave all work to the last minute! (you do not always work better under pressure)
Find a new job (fed up of slave labour!)
Get a tattoo
Buy a new camera (pretty sure mine's on its way out)
Become more self-sufficient
Take more risks

Any goals or resolutions honeys? Hope you all have a lovely New Years Eve and best wishes for next year! :)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Click click snap, my week in photos

001 the christmas socks and pj's are out for another year of festivity
002 fairy lights I picked up for room decoration
003 treeeeee
004 festive nails
So the big day is finally upon us and I'm bouncing round the house like a small child! We're having a party tonight and I doubt I'll get a chance to post tomorrow so I'd just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Eat lots and drink even more ;) ho ho hoooo xx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Christmas eve, eve!

Jumper: Dorothy Perkins  |  Velvet leggings: New Look  |  Studded slippers: Topshop 
Hey beauties! :) Quick outfit, just been out to do the xmas food shop ~nom nom nom~ really excited now! I threw on my Barbour over the top as it's more than a little bit nippy right now! First of many outfits these shoes will be featured in I’m sure - you were all right, I'm literally living in them!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Keep calm and shop online

So you've all seen them, loved them, and probably bought them. But due to my indecisive nature, I decided I wanted them a lot later than most and have suffered great drama trying to get my hands on them. I tried multiple shops and they were sold out online. When they finally came back in stock, I had problems with my Lloyds online security! Luckily, my mum came to the rescue and these beauties arrived this morning :)
I'm aware it's a lot of drama for a pair of shoes but they're well worth it (don't you agree?)

Topshop VECTRA3: £28

Sunday, 18 December 2011

My Sunday in a nutshell

Eeeek! One week today chickys! So today I took my dad Christmas shopping and I managed to take a few snaps before I stepped out the door (It's a pretty boring outfit, so sorry about that) I'm completely exhausted at the moment! I managed to oversleep on my last day of term *ripple of applause* which was a great ending to this year. I was then at a friend’s gig till very late Friday (or early Saturday, depending on how you look at it) then off to work on a few hours sleep.. Nothing like burning the candles at both candles eh lovelies? Still it's catching up on me and as a result I keep falling asleep in the middle of things (blogs, meals etc) It's safe to say, I'm ready for this holiday!

Jumper: H&M  |  Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins  |  Monk shoes: M&S Limited  |  Necklace: Forever21

My apologies for the grainy appearance/ bad lighting - we're at a bit of a disadvantage on the light front at this time of year. Still, hope you're all well and had a lovely Sunday :)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Revlon Black Cherry

Hi ho lovelies! My afternoon lessons were cancelled today (can't complain, can you?) so I've made a brew, stuck on loose women and thought I’d do a quick review of a lipstick I picked up last weekend.
I've been lusting after this for quite a while (well, I've been lusting over Mac's Media, but it being Christmas and all, I went for a more justified drugstore purchase).
It's a gorgeous vampy berry tone, one I've been seeing a lot recently, perfect for this winter and would suit any skin tone but looks particularly great on caspers like me. Quite a true to life swatch (and I took the photos in natural light so as to be as accurate as possible for y'all) Very pigmented coverage but does come off quite uneven with only a thin coat, still quite full on (which I personally love) but if you're not a fan of dark goth lips in the day, it's great as a berry stain. Dab it on and add a touch of Vaseline :)
I'd recommend a lip liner or steady hand as it’s quite a soft formula with a tendency to slide (and lipcote is a must for a night out!) While it transfers slightly it doesn't wear patchy or noticeably.  
The downside for me, is the packaging. I find it quite cheap looking... I think it's the gold I don’t appreciate and the clear section, although useful for looking for the right shade, is quite tacky. Still, the lids nice and secure though so you can chuck it in your bag without worrying about any lipstick mashing mishaps!
All in all it's a really great product for the price (£7 something), the perfect shade for this season, I would really recommend chicks!

*Quick update* nearly finished all my Christmas shopping, was treated to a Nandos by a very lovely friend last night, snow has hit again, can't find Topshop VECTRA3's in a size 4 anywhere! Also, I’m seriously considering ombre-ing my hair... thoughts?

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winter Wishlist 001

Topshop VECTRA3's, Dorothy Perkins chelsea boots, Next pintuck leggings, Michael Kors 5055 chronograph watch, MAC media 
I made this at about 2am this morning. I'm turning into some what of an insomniac which is not great considering the amount of things I've got to do at the moment. I'm also working the night shift tonight and tomorrow so this weekend's going to be a tiring one. On the plus side, my sisterino and I popped up the Christmas decs this after so I'm feeling all festive :) Hope you're all good bellas! x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Happy Wednesday

Had a disastrous day yesterday involving snow, my lack of balance, current illness and unreliable public transport. Long story short I returned home in the dark with sore hands and knees, no voice and kfc. I climbed into bed and watched chick flicks all night. Nothing like comfort eating to drown your sorrows :)
So today I had a major clear out / room tidy today. Recently things have just been getting on top of me. Metaphorically and physically I might add - There were bags of clothes, hangers, paper work all over the place! I'm planning on decorating/ revamping in the New Year so it was in need of a good empty. After making numerous piles for recycling, trash, charity shop etc. I have finished, and feel so much better for it! *tidy room, tidy mind and all that* ;)
This week I'm...
Advent calendar chocolate. I keep forgetting to open them so I got 4 this morning!
Talk that talk album. Riri's done it again! Love love love cockiness, drunk on love and farewell.

slightly fed up of:
Snow. If it doesn’t fall heavy enough to go sledging or close 6th form, I don’t want to know.
Olay face wipes. My usual Nivea ones weren’t in the supermarket so I picked these up and they’ve broken me out. Boo.
Silly boys that can't make up their minds!

Hope you're all alright chicas! What are you loving/not so much this week? xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time

Ello babies :) This is what I wore saturday. I don't usually wear heels during the day but these are quite frankly, too beautiful, and unusually, too comfortable.

Jumper: H&M  |  Jeans: Dorothy Perkins  |  Booties: Garage Shoes 

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

November Favourites

Ah December. The month of wrapping up warm, wrapping up presents, mistletoe, mulled wine, tinsel, turkey, fairy lights and snow! (Where are youuuu?) Once again, I have no idea where the time has gone, it’ll soon be New Year and I can't wait! :)

I've always wanted to go to Sephora and got the chance while I was in New York. I was browsing the lipsticks and fell in love! I was first attracted to the name, Mr Lover (don't know about you but I love it when brands give their lipsticks names, so cute.) It's a gorgeous vivid pink-red. (Sort of a dark fuchsia?) It's a lovely rich, creamy texture and very pigmented. It is literally my favourite lipstick to date! Want a Mac dupe? I'd sayyy Girl about town without the shimmers.

Rimmel deliciously dark is just that; a really dark, reddy plum colour with no shimmers. The quick '1 second' brush is really useful too. Gorgeous winter colour, but wear a base coat girlies it stains like hell!

I guess when you think of Hollister you think Cali beaches, summer and hot models ;) (am I wrong?) I'm not going to bore you by trying to describe the scent but I think it's got quite rich undertones, great for winter evenings.

Vaseline rosy lips is a constant favourite of mine but it really comes into it's own in the colder weather. It's really moisturising, smells nice, tastes nice, and tints perfectly for that lovely rosy winter pout.

I hope you're all well and as excited about Christmas as I am. I also reached 100 followers this week (!) Wow, thank you dolls :) xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Where the wild things are

Natural Collection: Nail tip whitener  Collection 2000: 329 electric punk  |  Konad: plate m57 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Happy Wednesday

My my, two posts in one day, someone’s clearly feeling guilty for being absent for a week or so...  Should be doing coursework but instead I’m watching the vampire diaries. (New love, I’m currently studying gothic literature and I’m pretty much kidding myself it's research) ;)
Winter is officially here, so thank goodness my heating is now fixed! (And about time too, I’m pretty sure the mini heater's on its last legs) I'm still wearing ridiculous amounts of layers though; jumpers, scarves, hats - basically all things knitwear! God I love winter. However I'm starting to get that horrid stomach feeling every time someone mentions Christmas as I have of yet, only bought about two presents... Really must sort that.
I hope you're all well my dears, hello new followers, nearly at the big one-zero-zero, can't believe it! I really must get on with some work now. (Who am I kidding, really?) Time to make a coffee and stare at Microsoft word for the next couple of hours...

Click click snap, my week in photos

This should of been posted over the weekend but I've been really busy and I don't really know where the time went. Ever got to Sunday night and realised you're ready for another weekend?
It's my day off and I probably should be working but I'm rather enjoying procrastinating on here..

001-003 lovely misty walk with tonnes of toadstools
004-008 saw RiRi saturday night, literally amazing. There is no doubt this girl can SING

Sunday, 13 November 2011

And I thought hello new shoes, bye bye blues

Oh my gosh! Lovelies, if you haven't already, get yourselves down to Dotty P's! I picked these up for only £25! They are my new xmas/ new year babies, aren't they beaut? :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

October Favourites

A very late favourites due to my busy schedual. My goodness, November! Entering exhausted but optimistic :)

I've rekindled my love for Elnett. It's a classic, and best of all, brushes out.

I picked up the George polish in Asda whist doing my weekly shop. It caught my eye instantly - it's a gorgeous metallicy, petrol-like shade that's everywhere this season.

I've been loving Lipcote this month! I'd say that it almost turns your lipstick into a stain without affecting the shade quality. It’s been around for years, and I’d say it’s here for the foreseeable.

With the 3 for 2 offers all over boots, I picked the Natural Collection Moisture shine in crimson on a bit of a whim and ended up loving it. The colour was great, it lasted well and wasn't drying. After it mysteriously broke in half on a night out, I picked up another only for it to break during transition for New York... Another mashed beyond repair! I'm a little disappointed, but I wore it nonstop when it was in one piece so a favourite it is :)

I bought the Natural Collection Lash Build as a cheap mascara to create spider lashes for nights out and was pleasantly surprised, the brush tapers, so it coats every lash. Complete bargin.

I've really simplified my skincare this month, just using the Neutrogena scrub morning and night and slapping on the moisturiser as the temperature drops. As a result my skin has been no trouble at all.

What have you been loving this month? xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

My Sunday in a nutshell

Bit of a scrambled post this one! First of all, happy November sweetie pies! Hope you all had a lovely Halloween and bonfire night, we're now on the rapid decline to Christmas and I cannot wait! As much as I love summer, you can't beat sitting inside with a hot drink all cosy while it's freezing outside. However, I haven't quite been able to embrace this factor of late as our boiler has broken down! Still, after a few visits and phone calls to and from British gas, we still have no heating, but I’ve just about mastered keeping myself at a cosy temperature with a few jumpers, blankets and a little electric heater.
So I've been absent nearly a week purely because just I’ve been busy getting back into the routine of 6th form. I've got a few posts lined up, my belated favourites should be up sometime tomorrow, at some point I’ll get up my NYC haul and hopefully some OOTD's. I'll leave you with what I got up last night at my friend's house, just playing around with some sparklers and a camera :)


Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Trick or treat lovelies? ;) I'm off into town for drinks... In mildly pathetic fancy dress! Hope you all have a brilliant night, whatever you are doing to celebrate. My apologies for the dreadful phone quality picture, I left my camera at home.

Blouse: Next  |  Skirt: H&M  |  Tights: Ebay  |  Heels: New Look


Friday, 28 October 2011

My heart belongs to New York City...

Yes I have returned from New York, and it was truly amazing! I'm already planning to go back as I have fallen in love with the city that never sleeps.
I have not, however, fallen in love with the jet lag. After landing at 6am UK time, I planned to keep myself awake until about half 7, so as to sleep off my jet lag in one go. However I fell asleep in my tea (yes, in it) so gave up and went to bed. After a 15 hour sleep, I am just about back to something resembling a human state. Here are my cliffs notes of shots (I took a few thousand!)

I'm currently staying in a hotel for my cousins wedding tomorrow, so expect me to be absent for a few more days. Hope you're all well chicks and welcome to new followers :) xx