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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

MY JEWELLERY COLLECTION


I don't have a massive jewellery collection as i have never been one to buy tons of it, instead i tend to wear the same pieces permanently, rarely mixing it up. But the pieces i do own are particularly special to me. 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

MUCKY PUPPY


A frosty Saturday morning, a camera and two hyper dogs; the perfect combination for a countryside walk.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE BALL



To end my first semester at University, a masquerade ball was held to celebrate the last few months. It was a formal, classy event so I decided to were a simple, elegant black dress to match my black mask. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

FINDING INSPIRATION


tumblr. I love tumblr. My blog is my mind; every thought, feeling, inspiration all in images. Mostly, images that I wish I had taken myself. tumblr shows me a lifestyle I want to have and a meaning I want to achieve. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

TRAVELLING


Summer 2014 will definitely be one to remember for me. I went travelling with 3 of my best friends for 3 weeks around 10 cities in Europe. We chose to 'interrail', which i highly recommend doing to anyone. It was so much easier than we anticipated and the travel is surprisingly comfortable and relaxing. I loved the fact that you could see so many different places simply by looking out of the window. 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

UNIVERSITY ROOM IDEAS


If all goes to plan and I get the grades i need next week, I will be heading off to university in September where I will be moving into halls and into a boring, bare bedroom. As I will be living there for the first year, I want to make it cosy and homely so I hit pinterest and tumblr for some inspiration.

Monday, 4 August 2014

RIPPED JEANS & SUNSHINE



My sister headed off to Thailand today, so i have claimed her ripped jeans from Zara for one whole month, i mean what's yours is mine, right? However, I think i'll have to buy myself a pair eventually, as i don't think i'll be able to part with them when she returns. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

MY SUMMER PLANS


Long time, no see bloggers.. I have officially finished my A Levels and i'm free for the summer!! I've been waiting for this day to arrive all year, and it's finally arrived. Now i've got my exams over with, i can start looking forward to and planning more of my inter rail trip around 9 cities in Europe. On July 1st, i'll be heading to London with three of my best friends ready to start our 3 week journey around 9 cities: Paris, Nice, Milan, Lake Como, Rome, Venice, Munich and Amsterdam. This will be the first independent holiday any of us has ever had and i can't wait! I've never visited any of these places yet and travelling them with my best friends sounds perfect.

We decided last year that we wanted to spend our summer before uni travelling and seeing a bit of the world. I had already heard from people i knew about inter railing, which is basically travelling to each destination by train. You buy your global pass for how many days you want and are free to plan your own trip as you wish. We narrowed down the main places we wanted to see and started to plan our route.

As i am going for three weeks, i probably won't have much chance to update my blog unfortunately, but i'm confident i will have some amazing pictures and stories of my trip i can share with you afterwards. I'm also planning on writing a post on my inter railing experience and hopefully provide helpful information for anyone who's looking to go travelling by inter rail. I'm so so so excited and can't wait to share my summer with you all! My blog is probably going to be my life this summer because i've had to neglect it so much due to exams, but i'm back and ready to post!

Monday, 7 April 2014

REVIEW: BENEFIT HELLO FLAWLESS FOUNDATION





I've heard quite mixed reviews about this foundation in the blogger world, but decided i needed to try it out for myself to gather my own opinion; so i found myself at the benefit counter, getting my colour matched and my purse out!

The foundation currently retails at £26.50 (which i believe has increased in price for some reason) for 30ml, so it is on the pricey side. It claims to be an oil-free fomula that will leave a natural, healthy finish and brighten your skin. It also has an SPF 25 protection as well which makes it usable all year round. Although i don't need much coverage so a light amount would be perfect for me, it is supposedly a build-able coverage foundation allowing you to choose the amount you want.

Benefit offer the foundation in 9 shades, and as usual match one to your skin colour if you buy directly at the counter. I was matched with the shade 'honey', which i feel may be a little bit too dark for me considering i am quite pale, however, i do have fake tan on at the moment which may explain why. I'll just have to maintain the fake tan so it matches my skin tone for now, although summer is coming fast so it will hopefully be a perfect match for a natural tan. 

I have to say, i really like the consistency of this foundation. The liquid itself is quite thin and creamy, enabling it to blend flawlessly in to the skin. I use a buffing brush, which i think allows it to set better than your fingers as you can really work it in to your skin, leaving a really natural look. 
Of course, i am also a fan of the foundation packaging, as i am with all benefit products. Its matte sheer plastic bottle allows you to see how much foundation is left as it rises with every pump. I think this is so handy as in the past i've ended up giving up on other products that mislead you and pretend to be empty, meaning you buy another one when really there's still a good few pumps left in it that you just can't get out. 

Overall, i am impressed with this foundation. I love how it looks on my skin, making it appear dewy yet matte at the same time. For me, i have found that a little does go a long way with this product, this might just be because i don't need a lot of coverage so i only need to use a little bit, or that it works this way for everyone. If you're tempted to try it, i would definitely recommend it. Let me know if you have tried it before, or if you have any other favourite benefit products i should try. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

MARCH MUST HAVES



TOTAL: £110.23

'think no black' was my main thought whilst i've been browsing endlessly through clothes websites, and i have successfully found some beauty's that aren't all black.. hooray? i have been loving printed patterns at the moment, especially tartan, as you may be able to tell. I feel like they just add something to an outfit instead of sticking with the conventional plain clothes. I randomly stumbled across 'sheinside' the other day and i absolutely love a lot of the items.. however, the low prices are a tad concerning. I don't want to place an order and receive a load of cheap, badly made clothes because the pictures look so nice... or just misleading? but i suppose you get what you pay for. Has anyone ordered from there before? i've heard the delivery takes a while but it is free which is amazing, but what's the quality like? let me know!

Friday, 28 February 2014

STYLE STEAL | KYLIE JENNER



TOTAL: £145.87

I am a huge fan of Kylie Jenner's style; whether it's her more dressy attire or her casual, laid back outfits, i'm always straight on Google searching what she's wearing. I love outfits like this one, as although they are super comfy and easy, they look so nice! When most people want to be comfy, they'll just stick on a jumper and pair of leggings, which is fine, but in comparison to this laid back look, we know which one wins. Plus, who doesn't love converse? They must be the comfiest shoes i own, but i would never of thought to have paired them with boyfriend jeans. However, Kylie shows just how fab they can look, so.. thanks! Hope you like this style steal and check out some of the items i have chosen. If you want me to style steal some outfits you've seen a celebrity wearing, i would be happy to, so just let me know!

Monday, 17 February 2014

DAY TO NIGHT | PLAYSUIT



DAY

NIGHT

Clothes shouldn't be categorised as only to be worn at certain times, so why not make the most of your clothes and dress them so they fit perfectly in both the day and the night. I absolutely love playsuits as unlike a dress, you don't need to worry about what the weather will be like when wearing it. When i saw this black playsuit from choies, i fell in love. I have been after a black playsuit for ages, as they are perfect for a night out but you can also pull on a jumper and you've got a great pair of shorts. These day to night outfits are just an example of how i would turn a cute day time outfit in to a fab night time look.
p.s. can i get a holla for the transparent clutch. Are you like me, who's seen this thing endlessly on tumblr for the last few months, and always wondered where you could find one?- well look no further!

Friday, 14 February 2014

STYLE STEAL | GEORGIA MAY JAGGER


TOTAL: £211.98

New York Fashion Week 2014 is unfortunately in the past, leaving us trolling our way through endless photos of the five fabulous days, that make us slowly turn green in the face, we are that envious of the lucky 'so and so's'. As soon as i spotted these pap photos of Georgia May Jagger wandering the streets of NYC, i knew i had to make a style steal, as although the outfit looks so effortless, the items she's chosen are so easy to find on the high street. Items, might i add, that are probably a hundred times cheaper than what Jagger paid. So if you're like me who loves the look of this outfit but could never afford the real pieces, cheaper alternatives are always a win win. I couldn't quite find an exact alternative to Georgia's textured midi dress so chose a staple midi dress from Boohoo. However, there are countless midi dresses on the high street of all different textures and patterns so go wild. Hope you like this style steal as much as I do. 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

FEBRUARY FINDS



TOTAL: £96.20

It's one of them months where i find myself wanting everything i see! I am currently living a daily struggle of wanting to spend every penny to my name, but having to hide away my bank card, and remind myself i must save. The plans i have for summer could end up just about killing my bank account and may even result in me contemplating offering a limb to pay for it all, so i need all the money i can get. But unfortunately, i am the queen of procrastination which means i often find myself browsing shops online and falling in love with items, i definitely probably don't need (sigh). Out of all the items i have found recently, i am loving these six; loving them so much, that i might have to treat myself to one, or two, or maybe three things. The total price excludes any student discount or promotion codes you might be able to find (i always search google for any before i make a purchase), so the price could get a little cheaper.
I am thinking about making these types of posts on a monthly basis so let me know what you think of them.