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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

rule britannia!

vidal sassoon union jack print straighteners*

I was recently sent these Vidal Sassoon Union Jack print straighteners to try out and review what with all the flags flying around for the Royal Wedding at the moment. Talking of which, is anyone else weirdly excited about that? The closer it gets the more I'm looking forward to it, and I wasn't even bothered before. It's nice to see some tradition I guess, love all the tacky memorabilia too!

Anyway, back to these! In all honesty I've only used them a few times as it's nearly summer and I've either let my hair do it's own thing or had it wavy (that's kind of the same thing just on a different level of groomed!) but when I did use it my hair felt really smooth, and that's coming from someone who is used to GHDs. I guess that can only be a good thing right? They come with three sectioning clips too which have wandered off into the depths of my bedroom somewhere.

The straighteners are £15 until the 17th of May - bargain, happy hunting!

(if this only just came up in your feed it's because it saved as a draft instead of posting! d'oh!)

Monday, April 25, 2011

back to reality

 
playsuit: H&M
necklace: Topshop
nails: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender

Please excuse the less-than-decent shots, am tired and in the middle of writing essays/sketchbook work and stuff! Have really lost my outfit posts mojo lately, I'm really sorry if anyone is missing them! I've been wearing loads of stuff you haven't seen before but when it comes to taking photos I'm just a bit 'blah' about it all at the moment. Soz again!

Bought this playsuit the other day so I could wear it last night. They only had a 12 but I tried it on and it was okay! It is very roomy but I like it that way, and at least you can't almost see my bum like you can with playsuits sometimes! I don't get why some companies think that it's acceptable to have really short garments just because they are attached in between the legs! I didn't have a lot of money when I bought this so am going back for two or three versions of this playsuit and also a couple of these! Seriously can't wait to go shopping properly, I haven't been for ages.

Hope everyone's had a lovely Easter weekend, last night me and Lewis celebrated his birthday with a bunch of friends at a BBQ. It was so fun! I drank quite a lot of cider (for me anyway), went on the trampoline and had a little dance to some old Panic! and a little bit of Snoop Dogg! The only thing that could have made it better would have been this mash-up (enjoy if you haven't heard it before!). Today has mostly been spent on Portal 2- seriously so addictive! Not really looking forward to going back to uni tomorrow. Even though it's only 2 days and then we have another bank holiday weekend! Is it bad to have plans for it already..?

BREAKING NEWS: my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has run out. How long does yours last if you have it? What a bummer, I've only had it for 2 months! Is that a long time or..?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

topshop wants

    
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Not much to say except.. droooool. That and I really miss shopping. Can't remember the last time I bought something apart from a Primark jacket! Student loan pay day can't come any sooner.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

liz earle pt. 2

Skin Repair Moisturiser*, Instant Boost Skin Tonic*

I was sent these quite a while ago now to try along with the other products I had already. I must say I do like them! Where the weather is changing I can't tell how they are working with my skin that well but I haven't had any problems unless I've slept with my makeup on (bad!), stress and things like that. Also I've been mixing the moisturiser with Clinique Moisture Surge as I find it quite thick yet I feel the latter doesn't sink in enough. Together they work pretty well though!

PS. Sorry I've been a bit MIA as of late. Lots of stuff to post however so keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

undecided

Miss Selfridge denim crochet back playsuit

Sometimes you scroll through the 'new in' section and your heart skips a beat. And sometimes, after this, you have to wonder why. Not only is the item in question super cute, it will also no doubt cause inconvenience. A total undress to go to the toilet in public anyone? My bra will totally be on show too, something I'm always unsure of as there is a fine line between looking ~fashiony~ and just slutty stupid. Maybe a blue bra to go with the rest of the piece? Or perhaps one of those strange stick-on contraptions that hurt to peel off (eewwww!). Looks like I'm gonna have to try it on and decide. What do we think? While I do really like it, I can only feel as if I'm going to look like a farmer! All I'll need is a straw hat and I'll be good to go!

17/05/11: Just thought I would update saying I found the same thing for less over at missguided!

Friday, April 08, 2011

vitamin d

 
tunic: topshop
sunglasses: marc by marc jacobs
ring: me and zena
nails: nailene so natural

Can't believe the amazing weather we are having at the moment! So glorious. I bought this tunic last August and didn't get to wear it a lot before it got colder again. Since the sun decided to come out I've worn this baby twice including last night! It wasn't as messy a night as I'd have guessed but it was fun. Got my boogie on and drank J├Ąger like the total party animal I am!

Bought a pack of Nailene french manicure nails the other week and am loving them! I hate painting my nails all the time and have to have the colours match my outfits. These go with everything so it's all good! Beats paying £20+ in a salon as well I think!

On another note, I hate to give them the time of day but I do find it really creepy/funny that certain people apparently hate me yet read my blog/stalk my Twitter and stuff. It's kinda sad. Getting your friends to add me on Facebook just to see my stuff isn't cool either. LOLZ.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

nom nom nom



Just a little post with some old pictures I came across on my hard drive from a meal at a Miller & Carter restaurant with my mum and one of her friends last August I think?! It was totally yummers! I never eat steak so it's probably not worth me going to 'steakhouses' yet Outback Steakhouse is one of my favourite places to eat! I haven't been there in years so I think I'm due a visit soon. Is it just me or do you like to take pictures of everything you eat? Everyone always rolls their eyes at me when we go out as soon as I reach for my phone or camera!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

weekend wishlist #026

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

001. Animals-on-clothes obsession strikes again. Lewis laughed at me when I showed him :(

002. If only this came in gold! I don't wear silver, but I probably could make an exception for this anyway. Boo hiss. Go sneak a peek at Kate wearing it!

003. Has anyone tried the new range by Benefit yet? I love the packaging, I just hope the products aren't a huge gimmick or hit-and-miss like the ones from the main range can be.

004. I got a gold Michael Kors watch in the end, not like the ones I posted though. I'll take some photos when I've had a couple of links removed as it's huge on my wrist! This Marc Jacobs rose gold one is super cute though. Loving all the pink-toned jewellery around at the moment!

005. Yeah I don't need them, nor will I ever walk in them enough to get my money's worth, but oh my gosh these are just so glorious. Funny that they're called 'Sugar' as they're sah-weeeeet! Yeah I know that was a bad joke. I'm tired.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

stars and stripes

 
top: dorothy perkins
shorts: topshop
ring: topshop

Wahhhh hello orange! I applied some fake tan last night before bed and I look very.. shall we say Essex today? At least I fit in with my surroundings! I don't usually take photos in this light anyway so that could also be a contributing factor. Oh I don't know!

Everything I'm wearing, apart from the ring, is old I'm afraid. I got the shorts last summer and the top over 2 years ago! Since taking these photos I've put black tights on and am also donning my trusty Topshop blazer too! Just got a call from the lover asking if he could take me to the Harvester tonight so I'm glad I was already opting for comfort anyway. Little does he know I already had a small dinner! I think I'll probably just go for the salad cart and maybe a dessert!

Also I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I cut my hair. Yes I did it myself, and no I didn't see the point in going to a salon just to get the ends trimmed as they would probably have just done exactly what they wanted and cut it into a bob or something. It's just a really awkward length now and because it's so thick I'm thinking I need layers. And now I'll probably want to dabble with the world of hair extensions too! I have no idea where to start though. Advice/suggestions this way if you please! At least my hair feels heaps better now. No more tangles (hopefully)!



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