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Monday, May 30, 2011

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Beigel can haz cheezburger, seeing my best and meeting her cat for the first time, still obsessed with Portal 2, Beigel rolling around in the grass, Nando's trip, not very Oreo-ish but still yummy, morning cuddles, Harvester visit to celebrate end of year 2 at uni, snug as a bug, Lewis' new (rescue) dog Millie, horrible rash of some kind on the back of my knee last week (thanks for all the suggestions/well wishes!), hangover cure, bath time for Beigel, introducing our doggies, not sure about those, BBQ, and finally 3 year anniversary celebrations yesterday at Pizza Express, playing L.A. Noire together and my card. Phew!

We went to the cinema after eating yesterday and saw Insidious, I don't know if it was that scary, the music was frightening but as soon as I see 'special effects' of scary things I don't find it so scary. We went for drinks with some friends later on too but my phone died! I really need to start taking my proper camera out because these photos are awful.

I can't believe it's nearly June! I don't even know where this month has gone to be honest. What I am sure of though, is that I'm doing pretty good right now, I have great people around me and everything is great. Irrelevant people (also mentioned here) can cry into their pillows some more.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


= apple and cinnamon flapjack, kalamata & halkidiki olives with chilli & garlic,
great fire dragon, billionaire's shortbread

Started getting graze boxes again. There are loads of new recipes which are actually really good! I love their flapjacks and great fire dragon has to be one of my favourites. By entering code 27CJD4B when signing up you get your first box free and your one after that for half the price which is really good! Sadly it's only available in the UK so apologies if you're overseas! I totally recommend it if you can though. You need to enter some card details but you can always cancel any orders after you have received your free box anyway. Happy (and healthy) snacking!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


top: topshop
shorts: miss selfridge
ring: topshop

Same top as in this post but another colour. Simply couldn't choose so I had to get both! Took the photos on the same day too (naughty!) and forgot to change my ring over till halfway through. Picked it up on my lunch break one day. £10 but worth it, so cute! At least it won't go all rusty!

Not really feeling the top with the shorts but I was being lazy when I took the photos. Possibly some light skinny jeans? I don't know yet. I just want something to be a bit more matchy with the collar! Then again I could just fully channel Miss Addams and stick to head to toe black! Nothing wrong with a bit of goth. Also check out my weird wrestler's arms (or don't, they look weird).

Have recently noticed there is a tall version of the top which I might exchange this one for as I have a feeling I might like the length better. Annoying that I'll have to order it online though!

Friday, May 20, 2011

weekend wishlist #029

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Out of all the colours in the rainbow, I seem to wear blue and yellow the least. I mentioned I was after the 'perfect blue jeans' and am still having trouble finding some. I bought 4 pairs from Primark yesterday and none of them were any good. The best ones were a nice colour but they were just too thin and made my legs look like sausages! I have a bunch of watched items on eBay right now so here's hoping I get some that I actually like!

I tried the scallop shirt on a few weeks ago and really liked it, I just wish it was a little bit longer. They have the other colours in the tall section but I really want the yellow! It looked lovely and summery with the jeans I tried on too (colour wise, they were too low-rise though). So yeah I'm a bit undecided on whether to wait or not! Is it just me or is sizing in shops way off lately?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

keep or return: kara

dress: love
ring: topshop
belt: primark
squinty face: model's own

Got this with an exchange in Topshop the other day, I do like it but I'm just not sure about the price and might change it for something else if you don't think it's pretty much perfect for me. I love navy and tan together, so when I tried it on in store I really liked it. I just don't think I'd have paid £38 for it if I didn't have something to exchange that's all! Decisions, decisions..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


shirt: topshop
shorts: miss selfridge
ring: h! by henry holland

This shirt takes the meaning of 'oversized' to extremes - I feel like I should have bought a 6, even the sleeves are big! It's nice though, then again it should be for the price! I'm thinking it would look super cute with a little bow tie. It is really lovely but for £38 do I keep it? I've gone a bit crazy in the shopping department lately so it's not like I really need it, I just feel like I will regret it as soon as I return it. White girl problems right here!

Only have a week left of the academic year and boy am I panicking. I don't know why I always do this to myself and leave loads of stuff to the last minute. I think that's just how I am though, I work so much better under pressure. The minute after hand-in I am going to feel so relieved and I can't wait. Only one more year of my degree left and then into the real world!

PS. I know it's quite see-through, obvz I'll be wearing a vest underneath or something out of the house I just didn't think it would matter that much if I took a photo without! I ain't no hussy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

eyes lips face

Recently made an order with ELF cosmetics after waiting for the eyebrow kit to come back in stock in the shade I wanted. Obviously I got a few other bits too! I've used stuff from their normal range before - we're talking a good few years ago now - but I never really thought anything was that great except the nail polish (keep your eyes peeled for another post with them!).

I used most of the products the other day in place of the things I usually use and I must say I'm pretty impressed. Although at first I thought the colour was off for the brow products, it's probably just because I'm used to using a warmer brown, and I feel they look a lot more natural now. I've wanted to try a wax brow kit for ages (namely Benefit's one) so it's nice that cheaper companies make them too!

The brushes are super soft and I wouldn't say they are awful quality or anything even compared to Sigma ones! A few people on Twitter recommended using the Powder Brush with foundation and I couldn't agree more. I have found myself having to use more product as it seems to soak it up (?!) but it does leave a lovely finish. I've switched from using a big fluffy face brush for my powder to the Fan Brush as it's less heavy and sets everything properly without giving me too much coverage. I hate the feeling of powder on my face so it's perfect!

I'll do some more in-depth reviews/swatches if people want to see them but I'm guessing lots of people have used or seen these products before anyway? Also any other ELF recommendations are totally welcome, I won't feel as guilty when I order compared to when a parcel from MAC arrives!

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