Tuesday, 29 November 2011

i'm not really a waitress

Am I the only one that loves the name of this nail varnish? Nail polish names are actually my favourite thing about O.P.I. So I got this as part of O.P.I's Best of the Best set, which I got through BuyaPowa. If you don't know what BuyaPowa is, you're missing out! When you order something you become a co-buyer and the more co-buyers there are, the cheaper the price of the item is. So I got the set for £17.50 instead of about £27.

The other colours in the set are: Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Strawberry Margarita, Cajun Shrimp, Big Apple Red, You Don't Know Jacques!, Russian Navy and Lincoln Park After Dark.

I love this colour, it's so Christmassy! But I do have issues with this nail varnish. It makes my nails look awful. It shows up every single ridge possible, and it makes a mess around the edges too. BOO. But it's still lovely :).

P.S. Remember I mentioned a pyjama party? Well I went and met Aled from Radio 1! He's from Aberystwyth so occasionally pops up and does stuff for the union. Excuse my hair/face/general appearance, look how cute he is!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

procrastination method #1

 Scarf: Asda, I think.
Jumper dress: H&M (very old)
Nail varnish: Barry M Cyan Blue

You probably won't be surprised to know that I'm hungover again, such is my life ha. This jumper dress might actually be the most comfortable thing I own, apart from my onesie obviously.. Speaking of my onesie, I might be going to a pyjama party later, yay! Well if I feel any better anyway. Should be brilliant though, my student union is the one.

Just a short update today as my mind is too scrambled to formulate proper sentences but I really need to put off doing my film portfolio haha. Have a lovely day!x

Friday, 25 November 2011

snow fairy

Snow Fairy is just one of many reasons that I bloody love Lush! Though I do wish it was available all year *sad face*. I know the godmother soap smells basically exactly the same but it just isn't the same is it?!

This is the medium sized bottle, you get 250g for £5.95. There's a smaller one for £3.25 and a bigger one for £9.95. I've been using this once or twice a day for a week and that tiny little bit at the top is all that's gone, quite impressive!

It lathers up really easily and quickly, that ^ is all from the smallest blob I could possibly get out of the bottle. It doesn't irritate my skin and actually makes it feel softer, plus the smell (which is DIVINE) lingers on your skin.

What's your favourite Lush product?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

h&m lovin'

everything: H&M :')

So much love for H&M at the moment! There isn't one in Aberystwyth and I hate how long they take to deliver so I hadn't had anything new from there in a while. That all changed when I went home for the week though haha, H&M come to mamma! The scarf is from last year though so it's unlikely it'll be there again this year but they'll probably have something similar.

Also, massive love for H&M's body-con skirts! They're only £3.99, come in loads of colours and actually last a while! I have about six of them now and I'll probably get more haha. 

Got up early for a lecture this morning, caught a taxi there (this lecture is on the Old College which looks out on the sea, amazing) only to find out it was cancelled! Grrrr. So my friends and I wandered around town for a bit and I ended up in Lloyd's pharmacy. The ones at home just sell Rimmel and Collection 2000 but the pharmacies up here sell Dior, Chanel, Lancome, Clarins, Clinique and more! Definitely going to be bad for my bank balance. They also sell Mavala which I was totally amazed by, only ever seen it online before. So naturally I bought something from there. Also got a sample of Clinique's 3 step skin care system to try out as winter tends to kill my skin. Anyone tried or reviewed it? 

Have a good day!x

Monday, 21 November 2011


jumper: h&m
short & belt: republic
bag: primark

These pictures are so rough hahah. Cousin It much? Seriously though, I am so tired! Looking forward to my day off on Wednesday already. Still got seminar prep and an essay to do, plus a film viewing to go to. Gah.

Started the 30 day shred yesterday. It was ok at the time, didn't seem that hard. Obviously I was sweaty and occasionally out of breath but I didn't particularly struggle. Then I woke up this morning. Oh. My. God. My legs are in agony! At least that means it's working though I suppose. 

Listening to Rihanna's new album at the moment, anyone else heard it? It hasn't blown me away or anything but it seems like a bit of a grower. Same goes for Pixie Lott's album. Any new music recommendations? 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

the morning after the night before

cardigan: stolen off mam
scarf: asda, literally years old
top: boohoo, actually a dress
skirt: h&m
not sure if you can see my nail varnish but it's rimmel funtime fuschia. 

Hello there, happy Saturday! Anyone else hungover? Blergh. Feel ridiculously rough today so got dressed and put make-up on to disguise it ha. There's a paint party at my student union tonight but I'm trying to avoid it, mainly because I'm too protective over all of my clothes to allow any to be damaged by paint but also because I'm going to be a good student and read the book I was supposed to have read last week damn it. What've you got planned for tonight?

Bought the 30 day shred this week. Feel like I've put on so much weight since being at uni! I'm thinking do it now, then do it just after the Christmas holidays and I should stay round about the size I want to be :). Anyone done the 30 day shred? What's it like? Any advice? I'm actually a bit nervous for some strange reason!

Also, was set my next assignment this week. Read the questions and DON'T  UNDERSTAND A THING AH. Definitely not cut out for the work part of uni!

P.S. in case you can't tell, the camera caught me off guard haha.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

paler than pale

Top: H&M
Shorts: Asos
Shoes: Next

Hello again! Hope everyone's good. Wore this out last night, here's a link to the shorts. They're a lot nicer in real life but the camera didn't quite capture their beauty, sad face. 

As you can probably guess, I've decided to give up fake tan. Not that I wear it much anyway, but I used to feel horribly pale on nights out when other girls had lovely golden tans and I was like a ghost. But now I'm embracing my paleness. I'm hoping with enough TLC, I can get lovely porcelain skin like Zooey Deschanel or someone. It's unlikely, but still. Do you wear fake tan much? 

I'm off home for a week tomorrow. Not sure whether to be excited or to be dreading it! It'll be amazing to spend so much time with my family & certain friends, but I'm going to miss everyone at uni so much! It's weird how attached I am already. I also have two infections at the moment, mehhh. One of my fingers is swollen so I'm on antibiotics for that, and then I have a skin infection so I have steroid cream for that. Suppose it's good that I get a week away from alcohol and university to recover though ha. 

Hope you're all OK!x

Saturday, 5 November 2011

two posts in two days!

Jumper: Asos
Chinos: Male section of Primark
Bag: Primark 

Posting again, what has gotten into me?! Anyway, wore this for an emergency trip to McDonald's to cure a hangover the other day haha. I adore this outfit, think it's just the way the colours compliment each other. Also wore one of my pairs of brogues with this but sadly I haven't figured out a way to take full length pictures in my new room yet. I'll figure it out soon though!

I'm trying to stay in and do work like a good little student but it's just not turning out as planned haha. Decided now that I'm allowed to read one blog post for every act of Titus Andronicus that I read, and then for every chapter of my other books that I read. Oh, life..

What's everyone up to this week?
Any website recommendations for an incredibly bored person in dire need of new procrastination methods?

Friday, 4 November 2011

hi hi hi

Hat: not sure, ages old.
Jumper: H&M
Shorts: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Primark
Nails: CG For Audrey

Hello there you bunch of strangers! How is everyone? Hope you're all good.

Wore this to nip to the shops the other day. It wasn't really cold enough to warrant wearing a hat but it looked like it may start raining & I couldn't find my umbrella haha.

What did everyone do for Halloween? Halloween is quite a big deal where I live at the moment so the weekend was insane! I dressed up as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's) on the one night. I was going to go as a vampire version of her to make it a big more creepy but someone else didn't have a costume so I donated my vampire accessories. Then my block had a block party on actual Halloween and I dressed up as a mime for that. Really wanted to dress as a Rubik's cube but couldn't find the right sized box :(.

P.S - Happy Bonfire Night for tomorrow :)