Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sitting, waiting, wishing...

Hey guys,
So i'm halfway through my first week back at uni for this semester and so far have been to 1 lecture and 1 seminar as the others have all been cancelled! So overall a good start to the year!...
I have however got an outfit post for you :) You will notice it is very un-snowy due to the fact that all the snow is gone :( We haven't had any more since Friday so all of the beautiful white stuff we had has sadly melted away in the rain :(

Here I am wearing my new leather look pleated skirt that I picked up in Primark for just £5!!! I have been eyeing it up for a while at full price which was still only £12 but I wasn't sure how often I would wear it but for £5 I don't care if the only time I wear it is for this photo, it was worth it!!
 But I do love it and reckon I will get a lot of wear out of it :) I have teamed it with a New Look blouse that I got last year that I love as it fits me really well and unlike most blouses it is long enough on my arms as quite often I find that long sleeved blouses stop halfway up my arm so it just looks like it has shrunk in the wash!! 
I am also wearing my new, New Look heels although you cant see them very well in this photo but they were also a bargain at £5 in the sale! I couldnt believe it! I didnt really need another pair of black heels but at £5 its kinda rude not to right?

I've got to say I am really into the whole blouses tucked into skirts look right now, I find it quite flattering on my figure as it hides my hips and shows off my waist a bit :)

I'm pretty much sorted for clothes at the moment but top of my wishlist for accessories is a bowler hat! I've seen so many bloggers wearing them and think they just look amazing and finish off any outfit but not really sure if I can pull one off..

I really like this one in Topshop but it is £25, a little out of my price range for something I'm not even sure if I can pull off!

If anyone has found any cheaper versions elsewhere please let me know :)


Monday, 21 January 2013

365 Photo Challenge - Crash and Burn

Hey guys,
So i've realised that I am pretty much failing at the whole taking a picture everyday! In my defence i've been pretty ill and haven't really felt like taking pictures and I can already foresee myself getting back into uni projects and neglecting the challenge so I am going to quit while I am ahead! 

To be honest the photo challenge was my way of blogging more because it gave me something to blog about but it has become a bit of a chore finding something to take a picture of everyday as unfortunately my life isn't as exciting as I would like therefore my photos became very mundane!

I will continue the habit of blogging more often but will wait till something of relevance comes up to blog about :) As I said I will be starting new uni projects soon so will have plenty of photography work to share with you :)

 In the meantime I do have an outfit post of what I wore when I went out with the girls last week for cocktails and cheesy disco music :)
Excuse the photos taken against the wall in our house, it was pretty dark outside as we were just heading out!


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Day 12 - 16 of 365 Day Photo Challenge - Cocktails and musicals

Hey guys.
I've had an insteresting week this week (despite being pretty ill the past few days) I have had a week off uni before I go back Monday for the second semester and it has been a pretty good week filled with cocktails, movies and snow :)

Day 12 - On Tuesday me and my housemates had a girly night out involving delicious cocktails and cheesy music :) This picture is of my delicious Pina Colada (Koko colada in Turtle Bay)

Day 13 - On Wednesday we went to see Les Miserables at the cinema and it was incredible! I've been wanting to see the stage show for ages and never got round to it so when the film came out I just had to go see it and it definitely lived up to my expectations :)

Day 14 - Unfortunately on Thursday I was at work during the day till 3 then spent the rest of the evening in bed feeling very ill so taking a photo was the last thing on my mind

Day 15 - On Friday we had SNOW! Since living in Southampton this was the first time we have had snow so I was very excited about it and couldn't resist making snowmen! This image is the view I woke up to on Friday morning :) I also couldn't resist taking some outfit pics with a snowy background :)

Did you have a snow day filled with snowman making and hot chocolate? :)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Day 11-13 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge - Feeding my shopping addiction...

Hey guys,
Ive been a bit busier the last couple of days so have some slightly more interesting photos of the day :) 
Firstly on Saturday I had a lovely visit from some friends from home :) Me and my housemate Hannah met them in town for a spot of shopping and a delicious lunch at The Slug and Lettuce! One of my favourite places to eat at the moment :) It was such a nice day :)

Got this gorgeous lace top in H&M which turned out to only be £6 as when I got to the till they said it had gone into sale :) yay me! I also got some Aussie shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner as I love their products and they were on 3 for £10 in boots :)

Sunday was boring as usual because I have work.. but in the evening I took some pics of my old camera lens as I got a new one for xmas so i'm putting my old one on eBay :) If anyone is interested the link is here :) It is a Canon 17-85 mm zoom lens :)

Today me and my housemate Hannah went for a run as part of our new years resolution :) I've got to say it feels good to be getting exercise but at the same time it really hurts!! I guess no pain no gain! So after working up a sweat I jumped into a hot shower and smothered myself in Vanilla body lotion from lush and sat with a hot crumpet and hot tea, after which I felt 100% better :)

We then decided to take a wander round town, Ive been desperate to wear my new velvet skirt that I ordered a couple of weeks ago from Boohoo and now have the perfect blouse to wear with it :D

This is the outfit I wore to town :) I love my new shirt tucked into this skirt and my leather jacket just finishes off any outfit perfectly :)

What do you think? :)


Friday, 11 January 2013

Day 7-10 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge - New Outfit :)

Hey guys, 
I realise it has been a few days now since I have posted so this post is going to include photos from the last three days :)

Day 7 - This was me planning my outfit for Wednesday :) I had a presentation at uni which I hate doing so I thought if I was wearing a nice outfit I would feel a bit better about it :) The shirt is one I bought last year from Primark and the skirt is a new one from Boohoo, its such a nice fit as its a skater skirt and flares out perfectly on me :) You can find it on the website here.
Day 8 - This is me ready for uni on Wednesday :) This look is also on Lookbook :)

Day 9 - Thursday was mostly spent chilling out at home drinking fruit tea from my new Cath Kidston mug :)

Day 10 - This is the view from my bedroom window this morning :) I love waking up to a beautiful blue sky, even if its freezing outside!!

Please excuse the horrible background in the photo of me, we don't have many nice places near our house to take pics so a brick wall it is!

That sums up my rather uneventful week :) Ive got friends round for a girly nice tomorrow which should be lovely and then I imagine I will be working most of next week but I will still be taking my daily pics :)


Monday, 7 January 2013

Day 4,5 and 6 of 365 Day Photo Challenge - My uneventful weekend...

Hey guys,
Over the weekend I have come to realise that blogging my photo of the day every day is going to be more of a challenge than I thought, therefore I will make an effort to post everyday unless i'm super and then I will post a few photos in one post :)

As nothing eventful happened over the weekend I have a couple of rather boring photos, which is going to happen inevitably because lets face it no ones life is "omg today has been so exciting I just have to take a picture and document it" every day!

So this is Saturdays photo - I bought new make up! Yay! I love getting new make up, I always get it in my head that because my make up is all nice and new it is going to make me look twice as beautiful... it never works out that way...
I don't spend a lot of money on make up, mainly because I am a student and can't afford to! I tend to stick to Maybelline New York for a lot of products because I buy my foundation from there and often they have 3 for 2 offers so I end up buying everything else! However I ALWAYS buy my powder from Natural Collection in Boots because I have tried so many different ones and so far it has been the best and at £1.99 i'm not complaining :)
I also bought a new eyeliner from Barry M to try it out, I always use a fineliner one and it tends to smudge a bit during the day so I decided to try Barry M's waterproof version so see if it makes a difference and it really did, I wore it to work yesterday and it stayed put all day long! Definitely a winner!

This is Sundays photo - I work at Primark yay... Work is always uneventful! However I did get to see two security guards tackle a kid to the ground for shop lifting, highlight of my day!

This is todays photo - I went for my first run/walk/crawl today! It felt good/painful :D 

Plan on doing an outfit post on Wednesday as my photo of the day so look out for that! :)


Friday, 4 January 2013

Day Three of 365 Day Photo Challenge - New years resolution!

Hey guys,
As I mentioned before one of my New Years resolutions was to start running 3 times a week well... todays photo of the day is something which will make this resolution a reality!!

Yes its a pair of trainers how exciting!! Before today I didn't actually own a pair of trainers which pretty much goes to show how unfit I really am! But no more, from monday morning me and my housemate Hannah are going to start running... how far I actually run is yet to be decided... might just see how far I get before my body gives in! 
Wish us luck :)


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Day Two of 365 Day Photo Challenge - You are Gold!

Hey guys,
Todays photo again isn't the most exciting but its just a way for me to document my year :) So today was mostly spent getting uni work done for going back next week :( Yes sadly the holidays are over and it is back to the real world... 
However I decided to cheer myself and carry on the christmas spirit into the New Year by adding a bit of sparkle...

I got this gold Barry M nail varnish for christmas and wasn't sure about it at first as I usually stay away from gold due to my pale complexion but it was actually quite subtle and I really like it :)
The downside is it needs about 3 coats to come out as a solid colour but I guess it means you could have it even more subtle if you wanted...

Do you wear Barry M nail varnish? Whats your favourite?

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Day One Of 365 Photo Challenge - Lush Beauty Regime

Hey Guys :)

So today is the first day of my 365 photo a day challenge (would have started yesterday but had to go to work then sleep forever so didn't get round to taking any photos!)

Day one isn't the most exciting but I thought I would start with a pic of my new beauty regime of 2013! I got a few products from Lush for christmas as I absolutely love their stuff but can never normally afford it. Some was stuff I already use and some was new things to try! 

The Vanilla Dee-Lite body lotion I use at the moment, it smells incredible and is a great constancy - quite thick so it goes onto your skin great and it soaks in really quickly so you aren't left feeling greasy afterwards plus the smell last for ages :)

Snow Fairy I have had before as it was recommended to me by my housemate Hannah and I love it! It is a shower gel and It also smells amazing and leaves the bathroom smelling of bubblegum which I'm sure my boyfriend appreciates! 

The popcorn lip scrub I haven't used before but I do have the bubblegum one which does the same job only with a different flavour :) I think they are great and I often use them after I have applied my foundation because it means any trace of foundation on my lips are gone and I can apply a lip balm afterwards and I'm ready for the day :)

The Blousey shampoo and Retread conditioner I haven't used before but a friend of mine works in Lush and said that they are great for damaged hair! Although my hair isn't necessarily damaged I used quite a lot of heat on it and want to prevent it from drying out :) I tried these the other day and my hair felt amazing all day and smelled amazing too! The shampoo smells of banana :) 
These would be the kind of products I would use maybe once  week or less as they are expensive to buy and really my hair just needs a bit of TLC every now and again :) 

Do you use products from Lush? Or do you think they are overpriced?