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Monday, 31 December 2012

Daxon Online Fashion

Sometimes I find to get the best bargains you have to look places you wouldn't normally. I heard about Daxon from another blog and was curious so I had a good virtual rummage through their website. I found a few gems in their accessories section; the following are my faves:



Also Daxon are currently offering a £50 voucher to any blogger who joins their VIP Blogger Network, which I thought was an offer too good to resist! You can apply here but it has to be by today!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Witch Make Up

 

 I first heard about Witch make up through another blog and instantly thought it was an amazing idea. Witch are a brand that use mainly witch hazel in their skin care products, which are aimed at young people with problem skin. The idea of make up that not only looks good but also benefits your skin had me really impressed so I rushed out to buy some as soon as I could! Their range currently includes concealer and primer (shown above), BB cream, tinted moisturiser and pressed powder.

I have previously used Benefit's Porefessional and 17's primer and compared to those, this one is completely different in texture. While I expect primer to be like a paste, this one is more like a gel. However it goes on to the skin really nicely and doesn't feel like it is clogging the pores which is an issue I've had with other brands. My foundation looks lovely over it and I feel the primer really makes it last longer. Since using this primer my skin has been a lot clearer so it's definitely a winner in my book!

I was a bit sceptical over this at first as it only comes in one colour, however I decided to give it a go anyway and although it looks like it would be too dark for me, it looks fine against my pale skin tone. It is packaged like a long, thin lipstick and I'm a bit iffy about putting it directly onto my skin but this is the only way to get the best coverage. I have definitely used concealers with better coverage, however this one feels a lot nicer on my skin. It smells slightly medicine-y but isn't too overpowering. I've only been using this for a few days but have already noticed an improvement in my skin, any spots I use it on have cleared up quicker than when I was using regular concealer.


Friday, 28 December 2012

London Calling

Just a mini post today, I am seriously excited about going to London next week with my friend Ashley and have all these ideas and things I want to do swimming around my head to varying songs and soundtracks. Here are my favourite three songs about London :)


London Calling by The Clash, beginning with an obvious one!


London Hates You by The Kills. I don't really 'get' this song but I love The Kills so it doesn't really matter!

The Aspidistra Flies by Stars; "All the umbrellas in London couldn't hide my love for you, all the rain on Thameside couldn't stop it shining through".
I saw this band live last time I was in London and they closed with this song, it was absolutely amazing :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I was straight back to work today and I ate the last piece of Quorn roast (veggie alternative to turkey, if anyone's wondering) this morning so I guess it's officially over!! I had a nice two days of relaxing with my family, eating an insane amount of chocolate and playing quiz games.

Santa kindly brought me some GHDs, which was very generous of him, along with some smellies, LOADS of Cadbury's Fabulous Fingers, a shoe rack for my room at Uni, a new onesie and lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar goodies. The best present of all, however, was from my sister; she bought me a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone which she had gone through with tiny sticky labels and changed every instance of 'wand' to 'willy'. What a legend! It is absolutely hilarious and I still can't believe she actually had the patience to do it!

On to some photos of my day, I didn't take many as I was too busy eating (chocolate), drinking (wine) and generally being merry.

Apple-shaped 'party plate' from Santa, too scared to ever use this in case I break it!

Being a Cadbury's fiend - in total I got five trays of Fabulous Fingers!

Obligatory picture of my dinner!

Chocolates my incredibly talented little sister made me

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

GPOY, Christmas edition

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas to everyone! Due to the traditional Christmas bedroom-swap (my Nan always comes to stay and it always results in bedroom swapping to put her in the nicest-decorated room) I am currently in my sister's bedroom. Hopefully she won't mind the world seeing her insane collection of organised folders and books behind me!

Now that I've finally finished work (three days off, woohoo!) I'm finally beginning to feel festive. I'm more excited to see people opening the presents I've got them than the other way around, I feel so grown up :D

I'd like to say I'll be able to get back to posting more regularly now that my manic week of work is over but really with Christmas and seeing family and then going to London next week (OMG EXCITE) I don't think it's going to happen until I go back to Uni and get back into my normal routine in the second week of January. Of course there will be a massive bumper post of London antics! And if I get any new beauty products/clothes etc. tomorrow I will post some reviews/outfits. So to summarise my rambling, have an awesome Christmas guys! I will speak to you all soon :)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Fave Hair Products


Just in case anyone is wondering, this week is going to involve a lot more beauty/product/review posts as I have work pretty much every day and am therefore going between my uniform and my pyjamas! As I've said before, I haven't really got a clue about beauty products but I try to give my honest opinions, so I hope my reviews make sense and people actually like reading them!

I also wanted to say how nice it is to have reached 40 followers! Maybe when I get to 50 I will do a mini giveaway :)

Believe it or not I actually have really thick, hard-to-manage hair. Not only does my Tangle Teezer make my hair easier to brush without pain and shrieking, but it is sparkly and purple! What more could you want?!

I use this after I've straightened my hair, I basically lift up sections of my hair, spray the underneaths (trying to avoid the roots) and then scrunch it into the style I want. It gives my hair really great texture without making it feel weighed down, although my advice is not to use too much otherwise it can make your hair feel sticky and crispy, not nice!

This is currently in my collection because last year I did a food shop at Asda online, and originally ordered this heat-defence spray, but it was out of stock so Asda sent me the next best thing. I actually really like it; it does the same job as any other heat defence spray but helps to hold a style such as curling or straightening. For a little extra hair protection boost I also use Pantene Instant Damage Defence Spray (not pictured because I've just run out!) on my ends for extra shine/flyaway control.

I've already reviewed this here but now as you can see I've pretty much used it up, proving that I think it's amazing and all the hype is definitely justified. The only thing putting me off repurchasing it is the price, I'm interested to see if there's anything similar available that might be a bit more purse-friendly!

Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo
I love dry shampoo, I honestly can't get enough of it. It helps banish greasy hair but also adds texture and volume and makes my hair so much easier to style. The tropical one by Batiste is just the nicest smell! As you can see I have invested in the biggest size they have, but I also have miniatures dotted around at Uni and in my handbag!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Skincare Routine


Now, if there's anything I know I'm NOT, it's a beauty expert. I have my set list of products that work for me and that I'm happy with. I don't buy in to expensive 'high-end' skin care products because I don't believe that there is much difference between them and the more reasonably priced ones. Here are the four main products I use on my face every day.

I've been using this for ages as when I was younger I had really greasy, bad skin and this is a bit more 'heavy duty' than your average facial wash/scrub. I normally just put it on in the shower and rub it off with some water, then rinse my face to make sure it's all gone, but you can also leave it on for a bit longer as a mask if you feel you need a bit more cleansing power! It can make my skin feel a bit dry but as long as it's combined with the right moisturiser etc. it's fine.

I use this in the evening after I've taken my make up off (with whatever make up wipes have been on offer recently! Usually Simple, Johnson's or Boots' own brand) just to make sure all my make up is completely gone and to remove that oily feeling you can get from wipes sometimes. It makes my skin feel super fresh and lovely, and it smells amazing!

Clean & Clear Shine Control Moisturiser
Sadly, I don't think they make this any more! I can't find it on Boots' or Superdrug's websites. It's basically a really luxurious-feeling moisturiser that makes my skin feel soft but not greasy or shiny. As a back up I'd recommend this one.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Triple Action Lotion
Again, because I am a product hoarder with a massive 'back up stash', this product is one that is no longer available at Boots or Superdrug! However I'm not particularly attached to this product, I only use it because I feel I should use something between cleansing and moisturising my face to tighten my pores. I've nearly run out of this so I think I might turn to this one next.

Monday, 17 December 2012

#SWBXmas

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to the South West Bloggers Christmas tea party at the Birdcage in Bristol. I had a really lovely time and it was so exciting to meet so many bloggers!

The Birdcage is a really nice venue, it's part coffee shop, part vintage shop and part music venue. We were treated to tea and a piece of cake, 10% off in the shop and then live music from Jilk who I thought were amazing. The atmosphere there was incredible, it was homely and cozy but really exciting too; there was so much to look at from the mis-matched tea cups and teapots to the custom wallpaper to all the furniture, displays and items in the shop.

Bikes on the wall, crazy but cool!


Christmas jumpers!


Here's a photo (courtesy of South West Bloggers facebook page) of me and Rai from BlargleFargle who I have been following for a while (try telling people that without sounding like a stalker!), it was really nice to finally meet her in person!
(My outfit: Matalan top, vintage cardi, Miss Selfridge skirt, Office flatforms, Crown&Glory bow)

 

As if we weren't spoilt enough with free cake and music, I also got a beautiful vintage scarf and some sweeties in my goodie bag, a hairbrush and some Macadamia Oil products and the amazing Sophie from Crown and Glory gave me a free sparkly bow, which I haven't taken off since I got it!

  

Thank you so much to Lyzi, Hayley and Gina for organising this party, I had an amazing time and can't wait for the next one!!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Red Hair is Red


(Top from Primark, watch from Asos, necklace from Topshop)

Last night I dyed the underneath part of my hair red. If anyone remembers this post you'll know I had a few problems with the Live XXL Foam, mainly that it didn't work! I messaged the company and they sent me £6 in vouchers so I bought a box of blonde (the lightest I could find) and a box of Live Salon Style in Intense Red. 

I bleached the underside of my hair about six weeks ago (you can see it best here) and then couldn't be bothered to put the red in, and eventually it got to a point where I thought I might as well wait because then it should still be fresh and bright for my Christmas parties this weekend (#SWBXmas anyone?!).

The dye was super easy to use and didn't even smell too bad (although maybe I'm just immune after seven years of dying my hair!), my only complaint would be that there probably wouldn't be enough product in the bottle to dye my entire head of hair. If your hair is my length or longer I'd definitely recommend using two boxes!

I really love the colour in my hair, and I think the style is a fun variation on the dip dye that seems to be all the rage at the moment! If I wear my hair down the red isn't very noticeable which makes it appropriate for work, but if I tuck it behind my ears or wear it up it looks all bright and shiny and fun :D I've had my hair all red before and it's just too much maintenance for me! At least when this starts to fade/grow out it shouldn't be too noticeable. Maybe when it fades light enough I'll dye it blue or something mad like that, who knows!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Lumberjack


First of all I would like to apologise for constantly wearing the same skirt! It's my fave and I can't help that it goes with everything.

Second of all I would like to apologise for not posting for over a week! My camera charger went missing (found it in my underwear drawer, of course...?) and I've been pretty busy; Josh came to stay, I went to a roller derby practice with Cardiff Roller Girls (it was AWESOME) and I've been working on some assignments.

So I've been a bit crap recently and I'm afraid to say I'm not going to get much better over the next couple of weeks! I got my Christmas work hours a few days ago and I am working eight hours every day in the week leading up to Christmas! It's gonna be crazy! And then in the New Year my lovely friend Ashley is taking me to London to see The Lion King :D So basically what I'm thinking is, does anybody want to write a guest post for my blog? It can be anything, beauty-related, craft/DIY, charity shop finds, outfits, just send me an email with your idea to rosiebaldwin@rocketmail.com and I'll get back to you and we can sort something out!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Graze Nibblebox


I got my very first Graze box in the post this morning, very exciting stuff! For those who don't know, Graze is a company that sends you snacks in the post. You sign up to their website, rate different foods that you like/don't like and then every week/two weeks (you decide how often) they send you a selection of healthy and nutritious treats!

I applied through studentbeans.com and got my first box free, and then because I rated so many snacks (I got excited!) I am entitled to my next box half price! What a bargain! There are also other ways you can get freebies/discounts such as recommending friends and family to sign up, which I am definitely going to do! My box normally costs £3.89 and postage is free, which I think is great value considering the wonderful service and quality of the products.

The packaging this week is adorable, I'm definitely going to keep this box as some kind of storage (although they are recyclable). The boxes are designed to be letter-box sized so no worries if you're not home when it arrives. The snacks are in little plastic sealed tubs and you also get a napkin, and I got a cocktail stick thingy for my olives. The box also came with a little 'welcome' card with nutritional information on, and a little book of tips to get the most out of the Graze box service. 

The treats I got this week are:
'Yin and Yang' - a mix of almonds, cherries, raisins and dark chocolate buttons
Apple and cinnamon flapjacks
'Bonnie Wee Oatbakes' with red onion marmalade (YUM)
Green olives with basil and garlic.

It is taking all the self-restraint I have (which isn't a lot!) to not eat all these treats in one go! I can't wait to see what else I get in my next box!

Winter Maxi Take Two


This is the same maxi I wore here, except today I am actually going to wear it out of the house! It's a teeny bit warmer today than it has been recently so I don't need to wear a huge coat! And you can only just tell but I'm wearing my studded Vectras from Topshop on my feet, which I haven't been able to do for a while because of  the rain!

I woke up super early this morning and got dressed to go to a lecture, but then found out it has been cancelled, annoying! However at least I have a whole day to be productive now, so I'm going to return some library books and then pop into town to get some photos developed.

It's also nearly time to say goodbye to my orange hair. I bleached it ages ago with the intention of dying it red, but never got around to the red part! I'm going to dye it next week before all my parties and blogger meets :)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

10 Things I Love About Christmas

I saw this feature on Holly's blog here and thought it was a really nice idea. I've decided to do my list in just one post because I've got a pretty busy month ahead and I know I'll get to about 7 then forget!

 
(Not entirely relevant but still funny!)

So in no particular order, my 10 favourite things about Christmas and the festive season are:

1. The food! I love that it's somehow excusable to eat an insane amount of food at this time of year. Even my Nan who has diabetes, bless her, always sneaks in extra dessert!

2. The drink! I also love that it is also excusable to drink rum in your coffee at 11am on Christmas Day, well, my parents seem to think it is anyway! My Mum always gets about five bottles of Bailey's as presents and my Dad the same but with Port. And my Nan always gets tipsy at lunch time and tells some embarrassing story about my Dad when he was younger!

3. Being with my family. Especially now that my sister and I are at Uni, it's not often that we get all of us together for a long period of time. On Christmas day it's always my parents, my Nan and me and my sisters, then on Boxing day we go see our extended family for lunch and board games!

4. The presents! I love putting all that thought and effort into presents for my friends and family and then getting to see their reactions when they open them. And obviously I enjoy getting presents too, especially from the people closest to me because it's such a lovely feeling when someone gets it just right.

5. The parties. This year I have two blogger meet ups which is really exciting! But I love the fancy dress nights out with my friends too; last year it was Christmas themed and this year we're going out in onesies!

6. New Year's Eve. I've never really been one for big parties on New Year's Eve. I prefer spending the night in with my family, having dinner and playing games then singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight and dancing around in a circle. Last year my family all went to a party and me and Josh just ate pizzas and drank wine and watched TV with the cat all night! I think it's really nice to start the year with the people you want to spend it with.

7. Christmas films. I like to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas when it's on TV (even though I have it on DVD!), but my favourite Christmas film is probably The Holiday. Other great Christmas TV viewing includes the Shrek films and Wallace and Gromit. Oh and I used to love it when Channel 4 showed all the Friends Christmas specials! Sad times.

8. Board games. I won't lie, I like to play board games all year round. But at Christmas there's always a new one to learn and bicker about! Last year we had the Best of British game (like a trivia game) and this Wallace and Gromit sheep rustling game which was really complicated but so addictive!

9. Work. Yes it seems so weird to put this on a list of things I love about Christmas, but people always seem different around this time of year, they're more talkative and cheery and friendly. It makes work so much more fun! Also we have a fancy dress competition on Christmas Eve and the winner gets a bottle of wine, this year it will be mine!

10. Christmas songs. I love how festive just one little Christmas song can make me feel! They're always playing in shops and public places, and I like it when bands or singers on the streets play them too :)

My favourite Christmas song:
 

Friday, 30 November 2012

Wishlist #2



1. I've seen a few bloggers wearing this necklace and I just think it's amazing, and actually not too expensive! Although I'm a bit stingy with jewellery so hopefully I'll nab it when it comes in the sales!

2. This skirt has been in my 'wishlist' folder for ages, I'm getting into the midi trend but not entirely convinced on this one as it is navy and I wear SO MUCH BLACK. It is only £8 though...

3. This dress is very similar to the skirt I featured in my last wishlist post, but a bit more glamorous. Tempted for Christmas parties!

4. I found Burger and Friends through another blog and I absolutely LOVE all of their designs. I sent this to my boyfriend as a potential present idea and he said I have too many cat t-shirts already (I'm sure I only have two!) sad times :(

5. This clutch looks ideal for Christmas parties and it would even work for nights out all year round. I'm never sure about clutch bags though as I like to be able to dance like a crazy person and I also apparently like to pinch things like shotglasses and menus and random odds and ends from bars which requires having a big handbag! Maybe if I had a smaller bag I'd stop bringing home random crap? Who knows!

6. Flatforms + glitter, enough said!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bowler Hat



I have wanted a hat like this for absolutely ages and after seeing the extortionate prices in Topshop and such I ordered one off eBay here. I ordered almost a month ago so it's taken ages to arrive but it's really good quality and just like the ones I've seen on the high street, so well worth it!

I can't mention enough how much I love this skirt from Miss Selfridge. It's so flattering and goes with everything. The only downside is it's not really ideal to go out in the wind! I always wear my dignity shorts (leggings with the legs chopped off) underneath!

I've got a huge assignment due in on Friday, I was up until 4am last night/this morning reading and making notes on text books but I haven't really done much today, oops! Later some of us are going to a meeting about being on our Uni's team for University Challenge! I can never ever get the answers on that show so we're just going for the fun, can never say no to a good quiz! 

Liebster Blog Award


I'm quite excited today as the lovely Yasmin from The Student Wardrobe has nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! I've seen a lot of people get this award and I think it's a really great way for readers to get to know a bit about the person behind the blog.

For anyone who doesn't know about it already, the idea of the award is pretty simple. You tell your readers 11 things about yourself, answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you, nominate 11 blogs for the award and write 11 questions for them to answer!

First of all, 11 things about me:

1. I'm in my second year at University of Glamorgan studying Events Management. It's not so bad but I wish I'd gone to Bristol to study PR like I originally planned!
2. I drive a little black Ford KA, except I've customised it slightly so now it's a 'KAPOW', hehehe
3. I don't drink milk and rarely have any other dairy products as they give me tummy ache. I always have to have soy milk in my tea!
4. I am obsessed with the show Countdown, I just love it and I don't know why!
5. I am also a bit obsessed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I did a project on Eric Carle at college and just love the colours and techniques he used in all his work.
6. I studied English, Photography and Graphic Design at college, then did a year of Business Administration, then came to Uni.
7. I have a lovely boyfriend who is like my best friend. We've been together about two and a half years :)
8. Water is gross, I am addicted to Orange squash.
9. I like to collect postcards, whenever I go away I always buy postcards for my family and friends and one for myself to keep as a souvenir.
10. I'd really like to learn French. Actually last night I think I had a dream where I did, weird!
11. My first name is actually Rosemary but nobody calls me that. My parents call me 'Bud' (short for Rosebud, I expect)

My answers to Yasmin's questions:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I followed a lot of blogs already and really loved the idea of being able to meet people with similar interests and passions. Also one day I really want to go into PR and figured it would be a good idea to get used to that world!

2. Do you play any sports?
My friends and I are trying to start a roller skating society, but the weather's been horrible here so it's not really taken off. But soon!

3. Where do you take your main inspiration for your sense of style from?
I guess other bloggers mostly inspire me. I don't read magazines often and blogs are the main way I get to see other people's fashion choices. That and people I see randomly on the street.

4. Can you cook?
I can cook a few things really well and some things not at all. Like, I can make chilli and risotto but jacket potatoes never work for me and I can't make soup right either!

5. What was the last thing you bought on a total whim?
Last night at about 3am Matalan emailed me a 30% off voucher and so I bought two new dresses haha! But they'll be ideal for the few blogger meet-ups I have soon so it's justifiable!

6. Is there anything you regularly treat yourself to (ie. expensive make-up, meals out)?
Twice a year my boyfriend and I go for an expensive meal but I can't afford expensive treats very often!

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I'd love to be living with/married to my boyfriend and working in PR or something similar.

8. If you could change one thing in your life, what would you change?
I'd probably have gone to a different Uni to do a different course, this one isn't as good as I'd hoped!

9. What is your favourite possession?
I have a blue stuffed toy dog that my Dad bought my Mum as a present to 'remind her of him' and she gave it to me, it's super old but makes me happy :)

10. Do you have any ambitions that you hope to realise by the end of this year?
Well it's not long 'til this year's over but I'm hoping to reach 30 followers on my blog and meet lots of bloggers at Christmas parties!

11. What motto or belief do you live your life by?
If I'm bored or fed up or impatient I tend to think that in the grand scheme of things, this time will be a minuscule percentage of my life and isn't worth stressing about.

And finally, 11 questions for my nominees:

1. Who is your favourite band/singer?
2. Where was the best holiday you ever had?
3. Can you make anything? (Knitting, crochet, sewing etc.)
4. What strange habits do you have?
5. Who would play you in the film of your life?
6. Pinterest or Tumblr?
7. What's the most random piece of trivia you know?
8. Pub or club?
9. Shop online or in stores?
10. What's your favourite food?
11. Where in the world would you most like to live?

It took me quite a while to write all this and to find people who haven't already been nominated, so I've only nominated six people! They are Zoe Barrow, MyFriendIrma, Bella Rose, Beth Reek, Chloe Lee, and Kels from Cute Panda

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Polaroids


Bit of a different post today, I've always been into film photography and definitely prefer it over digital. There's just something about holding a print in your hand, and the lovely atmosphere you get with a film camera. I've had my Polaroid 600 for about four years but in the last year or two I've been scared to use it because of the increasing price and difficulty in finding film. Last night we had a house party and I figured I might as well bring it out, there's no point letting the film already inside it spoil! I got some really nice photos of my friends and everyone was really excited about it all! Definitely worth using up some of my precious film stash for the lovely responses everyone had :)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Beaded Jumper



I went into town yesterday to get a few bits and pieces that I needed and ended up spending £8 in charity shops and buying a new foundation from Boots, oops! I bought L'oreal Lumi Majique and it's just wonderful, I'll post a review when I've used it a few more times!

This gorgeous jumper is one of my charity shop finds. I saw it and just fell in love, I practically snatched it off the rail! It's originally from Primark which really surprised me as it's so beautiful! I just can't understand why someone would donate this! It's clean and not damaged; I suppose it's a bit itchy but with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath it's fine! What a bargain, I'm so pleased it's mine!

Also, in other news, I reached 20 followers yesterday! I know this might not seem like a big deal to most, but it is really exciting to me and I'm so pleased that people actually read my posts and are interested in what I have to say! My goals are to have thirty followers by the time I go to SWB Tea Party in December and 50 by my birthday in March. I started blogging to meet like-minded people so I really appreciate everyone's comments and things, thanks everyone! x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sexy Back


I would just like to state that I don't ACTUALLY think I have an especially 'sexy back', neither am I affiliated with Justin Timberlake in any way. This is just what my Mum said to me when she first saw me in this t-shirt because although it may look like a boring basic black t-shirt (and if you knew how many of those I have you'd definitely be inclined to believe that it is), it actually has a sheer panel in the back which presents a problem when choosing underwear but makes me feel really awesome...


This is what I wore to Uni today. I don't wear this cardi enough, it's black wool and super cozy with little gold beads stitched onto it. The quality is amazing; it was originally around £45 in Topshop but I bought it off eBay for about £12!

In other news, today I have filmed a video about my jewellery collection. I'm not that great at accessorising my outfits, I generally just chuck on a necklace as an after thought, but I do have quite a range of quirky and interesting jewellery (or so I think!). I filmed it on my webcam but it cut me off after 10 minutes (and I only had about 30 seconds of things left to say, annoying! So I might try and re-film it tomorrow with my digital camera.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Spiky Necklace


This is my 'going to Sainsbury's to buy milk and then gonna get some work done' outfit :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Leopard Velvet



Rumour has it that there's a night out on the cards tonight. I bought this velvet skater skirt from Miss Selfridge in Bristol a few weeks ago and this is the first time I've worn it. It's a bit of an awkward length so I have to roll it up, hence the belt! This top was a sale bargain last year, it had chains attached to the sleeves but they were falling off (which made it super cheap!) so I just chopped them off altogether and I think it looks just dandy anyway! I'm gonna wear my Office flatforms and maybe even some jewellery if I'm feeling bold! I'm crap with accessories.

I've been in Bristol the past few days visiting my boyfriend, I was supposed to be getting some work done while he was at Uni but one thing led to another and I found myself playing Articulate and drinking tea with his housemates. This morning I drove myself home (and paid £6 for the privilege! Bloody toll bridge) with the intention of getting in some work before Countdown (fave show ever) but then received an email from my tutor saying the deadline has been moved back a week, so it's definitely blog time instead!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

My Life in Photos #3

I know that Instagram have recently launched actual web profiles (finally!) which makes this kind of post a bit redundant I guess, but I do like them anyway, it's a bit like a diary!


Way more fun than the originals! / GPOY


My slimy Halloween nails / Painful creepers OOTD


Coffee break at Uni (Paperchase flask) / Malibu Red! My dreams in a bottle


My favourite eyelashes (which need replacing post-Halloween) / Fake Vans and skeleton necklace


My Mum redecorated my bedroom PINK D: / Old pic of me and Josh and poor Bagpuss


Sorted out all my Graphics and Illustration books / Pizza omnomnom


Gorgeous £6 flatforms from Matalan / MORE GPOY


Wearing Converse with a dress, feels so wrong but looks so right / Unsure on this midi though