Monday, 28 September 2015

September Favourites!

When this post goes live I would have had my first official day at university, well that slightly scares me but its 'MONTHLY FAVOURITES' time again.

1. MAC Twig Lipstick
Oh My God! I LOVE this lipstick. It is just the perfect shade for every day wear. It is such a nice formal as well and I can understand why a lot of people do talk about this lipstick. I am so glad I managed to pick it up in the airport a couple of months ago, because I literally haven't stopped wearing it since.

2. Origins GinZing Eye Cream
I actually did an individual post on this product and I have found, after using it for over a month now, it really does work. This eye cream does do the job, hence why its now that only in my morning routine but has also landed its self in this months favourites. If you want to read more on this eye cream then click here.

3. Topshop SHIVER Slipper Shoes
Everyone that knows me, knows that I either wear converse or boots. I really do not do flat slip on shoes and in all honestly I do not the last time I owned a pair. However, after having a bit of a shoe problem in London, I had to pick up a pair of flat shoes so I found this in Topshop and brought them. I don't really know why I don't wear shoes like these more often. They are actually really comfortable and that coming from someone who had blisters on her feet at the time (sorry about the details).

4. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Yes I know that I am incredibly late to the scene when most of my friends or just people of my age read this book probably about fifteen years ago. However, I have finally started them and I can see the hype behind them. It is one of them books that you can't put down and I honestly can't wait to read the whole series.

5. Justin Bieber 'What Do You Mean?'
So after not releasing any music since Believe in June 2012 and not counting Music Journals in October through to December 2013, Justin has finally release a new song. Now I love Justin anyway and have done since the end of 2009, so it really is no surprise that WDYM has landed in this months favourites. I love the song and it is my jam right now. Also, i'm ugly proud at the fact that he got his first UK number 1! So well done Justin!

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Friday, 25 September 2015

A Day In London | Did Someone Say 'Afternoon Tea'?

The idea of 'Afternoon Tea' feels so British and something that I have always wanted to do, so when I opened a card from my Auntie and Uncle on my birthday with a note inside that they had booked for me a friend to have afternoon tea I was so happy. Now I was told to take lots of photos, because they live in Australia and wanted some photos sent back to them, so I thought of the idea to also share some of the photos I took on my blog.

Please excuse the dirty mirror, but heres my OOTD!
Top: River Island | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop 
So my best friend loves Harry Potter so we decided out first stop of the day would be the shop at Kings Cross Station. Now I am someone who has seen all the films but I have never read the books. I know its bad, but I did by the first book in the shop and have read it now. 

The wand wall was truly magical!

 We then went to Regent Street, Carnaby and Oxford street. We stopped in Hamleys, because you know its Hamleys and probably one of the best toy shops in the world. So we both got a picture with this bear. 

After doing a bit of Shopping, we then headed to Doubletree by Hilton in Holborn for afternoon tea. It really doesn't look like there is loads here, but we could not finish it. The scones were heavenly and they were warm and yeah they were amazing. 

 Why not have a mirror selfie in the Toliets. Now I am tall, but my best friend is like 6 foot and was wearing heels so I look quite short. 

We then decided that we wanted to be tourists and headed to Buckingham Palace. However, if you are thinking of changing at Bank if you are on the central line to get on the circle/district line to St. James Park, you basically have to walk like 10 minutes to get to Monument to get the circle line. Yeah, just change at Liverpool Street. It's easier. 

We then walked down 'The Mall', we were actually going to go straight to Westminster but I had a shoe crisis and we went to the Topshop on the strand so I could but some shoes and some socks. Turns out leather sandals can also rub and heart like hell as well. 

 One of the things I love the most about London is the history. 

So there you go, a day in London in pictures. Have you ever been for Afternoon Tea and where are your favourite places in London?

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

10 Things That I Have Learnt While Packing for University!

On Sunday I am moving to university and honestly I am quite excited about starting the next chapter in my life. However, while I have been packing up my bits and bobs and clothes for university I have learnt serval things about myself that I didn't even realise until i started looking in draws that have piles of stuff in them that I didn't know was there. So here goes!

1.  If I like a top, I will go out and buy it another three colours. So apparently I have a think for the same Jack Wills top (I even have it in two different pinks) and the Zara basic 'V' neck t-shirts, in which I have it in the exact same colour and style as a Hollister top. 

2. Someone needs to stop me from buying Jack Wills tops in the sale. I don't need similar t-shirts just in the different colours 8 times. I have packed them all mind you. 

3. I found it harder to pick out the shoes I wanted to take with me than picking out clothes. I am finding it quite hard to justify taking 5 pairs of converse, when in reality I only wear two pairs, but hey I might need my old yellow ones at some point in the year. Yeah, I really don't need to take them. 

4. Don't pile up all your DVD's, they will fall down and go everywhere, as well as being surprisingly heavy. So even leaning them up against a book case still doesn't work and then they fall every where and it takes ages to pick them all up and actually put them back in the book case to store them all nice. 

5. Rolling clothes over folding clothes (saves so much room). Why have I never thought of rolling all my clothes in the past, honestly I have so much room now for my excessive collection of jeans that I insist in taking as I wear them all. 

6. I seem to have a collection of empty notebooks in random places. I must have about 30 of the things, just lying around in draws and cupboards with the occasionally page having a random drawing on, or a list. 

7. I collect bags from shops, that quite frankly take up too much space and I never use them anyway. But the VS bags are just too pretty to throw in the bin. The hollister bags make excellent storage for presents before you have wrapped the presents up at christmas. The Jack Wills and Calvin Klein bags are very picturesque. Yeah I really don't need them as they are just hiding away in my wardrobe.

8. I need to stop buying shirts. Okay I have enough to get me through winter. 

9. My collection of body con skirts from Pull&Bear and H&M is a lot bigger than I actually thought. So I have the same H&M body con skirt, in the same size may I add, times two of them. Don't get me started about the Pull&Bear ones, they are just so comfy. 

10. I need to start putting photos in photo albums, inside of putting them in draws and then half go missing . Okay this is a real problem. I don't know if anyone else does this, but you get photos printed out and then they just say in the photo holder thing you get from like snappy snaps, tescos etc and then they never come out of them. Think I may need to invest in some photo albums or get some frames. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

September Wishlist!

1. River Island Beige Snake Print A-Linw Skirt  -  Link
2. Next Heavy Block Heel Sandals  -  Link
3. Topshop Slim Fit Faux Collar Coat  -  Link
4. Zara Faux Leather Skirt  -  Link
5. New Balance M1373 Black Mint Grey Exclusive  -  Link
6.  Faux Leather Quilted Detail Biker Detail  -  Link
7. Topshop High Neck Flippy Tunic  -  Link
8. Zara Office City Bag  -  Link
9. Topshop Supersoft Scarf  -  Link

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Friday, 18 September 2015

A New Bag!

Do you ever just seem a bag and go 'Mine!', well that is exactly what happened when I saw this beautiful leather bag on the ASOS website. Admittedly it was in the sale for only £32 which did help my decision to buy the bag even more, as I would have had to have a good old think at its originally price of £80.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Stationary Haul | University Edition

Who doesn't love a haul? Well I thought I would do a little stationary haul as I have been buying some bits for when I start University. If you don't already know then I am moving to university in around 12 days time, so I feel this is perfect timing to do a stationary haul. I am actually taking some more stationary bits, but they are things that I already have.

Pens: Bic | A4 Ruled Notebook: John Lewis | Record Cards: Sainsburys | A4 Ruled Refill Pads: Wilko | Campus Project Book: Tesco | Glue Stick: Sainsburys | Academic Diary: John Lewis

Marble Notebook: Tiger | Page Markers: Tiger

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Monday, 14 September 2015

Travel Bucket list: Europe

I love the idea of travelling and seeing different cultures, traditions, sceneries and history and its something that I have always wanted to do. I have been to a few countries within mainland Europe (Spain, Ibiza, Majorca, France, Belgium, Italy, Jersey and Gibraltar) where they are mainly holiday destinations. Like, I know of quite a few people that stayed at the same hotel in Ibiza (the San Miguel hotel and beach thing). I want to explore Europe and go to different cities and find cute little places and see the sights, instead of spending the whole time on a beach (don't get me wrong, I like to do that as well). In all honestly I would like to go and travel right now and see as much as possible, but that can't happen, so I have narrowed it down to 10 places that I would like to visit one day in Europe.

Barcelona, Spain:

Paris, France:

Rome, Italy:

Florence, Italy:

Budapest, Europe:

Amsterdam, Holland:


Berlin, Germany:

Monaco, Monte Carlo:

Edinburgh, Scotland:

What places do you want to visit in Europe?

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Friday, 11 September 2015

Cream Eyeshadow?

I have heard so much hype about these little Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr pots, that I wanted to finally try them and for ages now I have been meaning to pick some up. So a few months I decided to pick three up as Superdrug had 3 for 2 on Maybelline products, which seemed a perfect excuse to buy them. Admittedly I did stay in my comfort zone with two of the colours. The first being a leather effect in 'Creamy Beige' which is a lovely brown suitable for an everyday look. The second being 'On and on Bronze' which is again a brown but a lot more bronzy and shimmery, compared to the almost matte finished Creamy Beige. At first I wasn't sure if I actually liked it although it was a colour I would normally go for, however I have now fallen in love with it. I tend to use it as a shimmer rather than a full on eyeshadow which seems to transfer day makeup to evening make up.

The third eyeshadow I picked up was another leather effect in 'Vintage Plum', which is a purple colour. Now I am someone who simply doesn't wear purple or plum colours, but I thought this would be perfect for the autumn months as it is warm and for me a colour that suits the autumn months.

Do you have any of the Maybelline Color Tattos? 

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Monday, 7 September 2015

My Love for Rollerlash!

I remember back in February getting a sample of 'Roller lash' with Elle Magazine and after trying it out and absolutely falling in love with the Mascara it quite quickly appeared on my beauty wish list. So when I opened up a present on the birthday I was so thrilled to finally have the full sized version.

The one thing that I love the most about this mascara is that the length and curl really do last for most of the day. Also, the curl effect really does open up your eyes and makes your eyelashes longer at the same time as still looking quite natural and not over doing it, which is something that I really do love. I do normally give my eyelashes a couple of coats to get it to level that I like. Which is normally more on my left eyelashes as they never seem to want to have mascara on them, no matter what you do, however this is normally solved after about 2 and half coats.

Roller lash for me is simply one of my favourite mascaras that when you want it to come off with eye make up remover it does unlike some other mascaras I have loved in the past but simply don't come off when you want them too.

So what are your guys favourite mascaras and have you tried Rollerlash yet? 

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Friday, 4 September 2015


I have been looking for a decent eye cream now for a while and I have heard so many great reviews about GinZing eye cream by Origins that I thought 'Why Not?' and have decided to give it ago. I was actually using a sample sized eye cream from Sephora but when I looked to see how much it was (it was like £80) I was like 'I am not paying that', so I decided to go for this one instead. The eye cream cost me £18 (normal price £20) in the Feel Unique sale which I don't thing is too bad. 

Personally I don't stuffer from puffy eyes, but I do stuff from dullness and tired eyes that are often quite dry. I have noticed since using this eye cream that my under eye area is no longer dry and feels quite moisturised which is such a plus side. I have also noticed that my under eyes do seem to look a bit more brighter. So I guess this eye cream works. 

What eye cream do you use?

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