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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Monthly Favourites : September



Clinque Superbalanced Makeup in petal// Soap and Glory Kickass Concealer in Light// Benefit Gimme Brow

This month has flown by, it literally feels as though my birthday was yesterday instead of almost a month ago. I'm keeping my favorites this month quite short and sweet mainly because I think I have some quite solid favorites at the moment that don't seem to be budging anytime soon.
I always seem to have battles with foundation, one minute we get on fine the next minute I cant stand them, either they break me out or just don't last throughout the day.
Recently I've been in a love hate relationship with my rimmel makeup, and its turned out to be a lot more hated at the moment. So I decided to buy something that is much better for my skin, and went for trustworthy Clinique. Being rather pale is a challenge and I was quite terrified at how dark this color is. But once Its applied and buffed in a bit its the perfect colour, for my snow white complexion plus its oil free, and non comedogenic.
The other two products I've had for a while but there literally have become essentials for me. The kickass concealer is great for under eye circles and Its even been great on my blemishes as its got quite a creamy consistency.
Then there is Benefit Gimme Brow, which I find amazing as I love how natural the product looks once applied and how it just gives your eyebrows a bit of colour and shape. Plus I just cant resist benefit products, because there packaging is super lovely.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Personalising student accomodation




Recently moving into student accommodation well its odd, in the sense that yes it is your new home for the year yet it really doesn't feel like it. For me making it feel more comforting and homely is a big deal, I am a lame one and have already felt a bit home sick but with a bit of decoration its already starting to look and feel better.
The first thing I looked into buying was little trinket pots mainly because there a good decorative accessory plus are handy storage for little bits and bobs. I got this deer trinket pot and white floral pot both from debenhams and they were roughly a £5 each. Debenhams always has lovely home stuff so I definitely reccommand looking in there and bhs too!
I did bring a lot of my favorite books and dvd's too they add colour to shelves plus I wouldn't have been able to cope without them.
Next up is stationary! Which is definitely a uni essential so why not go for colourful patterns and so on to liven things up. I got this cute little pen pot on holiday in a gift shop and it makes my desk look a little less serious along with my little totoro which is too adorable.
Moving onto the bedroom, bedding to me is a big deal I think it can really bring a room together. So if I'm not allowed to put anything on the walls and there cream, vibrant bedding was a must to add a bit of colour. I got this patchwork bedding from bhs and it was only £22 plus they do student discount! As were not allowed to put anything on walls and the room has a massive memo board, I decided to use the memo board and put photos on it.  This is the perfect way to make anything more personal, in my eyes I love having photos around so on the memo board or in a frame is  great way to make the place feel more homely. I'm quite pleased with the place so far, and the little bits and bobs certainly make a difference.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Vintage boho




Paisley dress// Triangle necklace from primark// Tan satchel from Matalan// Tbar flats from primark//

I've neglected this blog a little with my lack of fashion related posts but I've really not had the time at the moment. I've moved into my new flat now though and start University officially next week, so I'm wanting to keep up and carry on with more fashion related posts. This is a very casual post, but I just had to show of these new shoes as they are beautiful, comfy and only a £12 from primark! I've moved to Preston and the primark is pretty damn great I feel as though I'm going to be wasting my student loans in there. I bought this dress last year, and I still love it at how relaxed it is not to mention the gorgeous paisley print, which gives off such a vintage vibe. I teamed this up with just a simple triangle necklace which was a £1.50 and just great for a little burst of detail and my pandora bracelet. I received a cute little daisy charm for my birthday so I cant stop wearing it. These are probably not the best pictures ever either but I didn't feel like bringing my dslr to blackpool!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Is taking a Gap Year a good decision?








Okay, I'm sure many people before University have thought about a gap year and whether to take one. I have friends who took a gap year and those who went straight to university even though they were completely unsure about if they had chosen the right course. Some of them made the right decision and loved it and others rushed into any course and dropped out. Its a difficult decision deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life especially when its pushed upon you from out of thin air then you have a matter of months to decide. Its nerve wrecking to say the least!
 For me it has always either been English or textiles/fashion. So when I found a course that involves both my love for writing and fashion/design I was pretty much sold. However I still decided to take a gap year and I'm glad I Did. I had people saying to me it was a waste of time and how I would lose enthusiasm however to me it has done the complete opposite.
I got a job, it wasn't a great job in all honesty it depressed me so much but I swear seeing how tough it is in the real world its motivated me more to follow my dream to end up doing something I love.  Yet the money I saved was great and I managed to experience so much. I went to London, Scotland, Italy and to the south of England and still have a trip to Paris and Zante on the cards hopefully for the next year. I went to my first festival which was Download and It was probably the best experience in the world and I'm definitely getting my ticket for next year as the atmosphere along with the music was an unforgettable experience.
My boyfriend took a gap year with me too, and we both don't regret it in the slightest, we may have had some shitty job's yet we made so many memories this year which makes up for it. It's odd but this year has made me a stronger and independent plus I've gained some lovely new friends and reunited with some older ones too. I'm not saying taking a gap year is for everyone but if you need a break or are uncertain then its a good option. For me personally its determined me more and made me realize what I want to do. It even made me make this blog and I'm so glad I did as its been a great experience. I've even been invited to a couple of blogger events but haven't been able to go with them being in London but still its pretty great to be invited. If you are deciding whether or not to take a gap year, just do whatever you want to do and what makes you happy. You can always refer your university offer for a year too.
As much as I've loved my gap year, I'm equally excited to start University studying fashion, brand promotion and journalism its going to be a change but certainly a good one. Also just remember don't try to please others around you and do what you want for yourself as you will feel much better in the long run!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Turning twenty and life



Not going to lie, I was quite terrified about turning twenty which sounds quite stupid as its not a big landmark of an age. But when you look around and see the amount of twenty odd year olds who have already achieved so much it's quite threatening especially for a worry wart like myself. Anyhow turning twenty wasn't as scary as I thought it would be mainly because I don't even see myself as being twenty plus i still look about 15, yay! I had a lovely birthday this year, got some beautiful presents and spent time with my favorite people and in less than two days I embark on my journey of moving out and starting my first year at university. 
As much as everything is going to change, in the next couple of days I'm super happy at the moment, everything recently has just been charming. I've got all the right kinds of people back into my life and I'm genuinely in a great place. Excited already to see what my twenties have in store for me. Hasta la vista teen years!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Autumn Fashion wishlist


Autumn is my favorite season without a doubt for many reasons and the fashion that goes along with it is definitely a main one. I love layering clothes and wearing big coats, and thick cardigans and being able to wear boots, I've really missed my boots this summer. My wishlist is  a lot bigger than this, you should see how many things I've got bookmarked from misguided its a tad ridiculous. However the above are the current ones I'm wanting the most. I'm really loving pastel colours still, and think that this scallop hem top is perfect to dress up or down, as its so versatile.  
I recently noticed I have a lack of accessories so I've realized I definitely need to buy a couple of necklaces. At the moment forever 21 are doing some super cheap geometric style ones along with primark too. On the topic of accessories, another thing I really want to own soon is this cute lime green bag from new look. Its perfect size for those days you don't want to carry much plus the colour is beautiful.
As I mentioned early I love boots and I'm really loving the whole chunky sole trend so I definitely need these ones from New look. Not to mention they are such great value. The other bits and bobs on my wishlist, is this beautiful checkered coat on Sheinside which is so chic and has a very retro 60's feel which i adore. Plus for £26 its a bargain! 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Daily travel essentials





I've always been intrigued by peoples, what's in my bag posts mainly because I'm super nosey! Anyway I decided to do my own. So lets take a trip inside my bag. For everyday I usually just take the bare minimum, so whenever I'm in a rush in the morning which is most mornings as I love the snooze button a little to much. I usually just make sure I chuck my make up bag in with whatever I've put on on my face earlier. Lip balm is also another must, I hate having chapped lips so literally make sure I take my carmex everywhere as that has to be my favorite one. Next up is my cute little purse that is quite a new purchase that I got off eBay. Then there is my phone, I'm one of those that feels a little lost without there phone. I literally cant stop myself going on Instagram and other social media sites. Plus I cant have a journey without listening to music. Last is a changeable one, as its either a book or a notebook I carry around. So If I'm not currently obsessed with a book, I love to have my little notebook around to jot ideas down and make lists as I have a thing for list making.