23 Nov 2011

A Week(ish) In Outfits

I've had these photos for a few days now so decided to give them some use. I'm not really in the mood to write much as I'm currently in hospital yet again but my dad has kindly let me borrow his dongle and this will cure my boredom for now.
Please excuse the bad lighting and unflattering angles, along with my uniform posing. Hm. My new H&M jumper certainly gets a lot of wear these days!

Keeping it short and sweet - just like me ;)


17 Nov 2011

In love with Love

I've known about Love for a while, but only recently did I actually buy a dress from there. I found this years Christmas dress in the Topshop sale for £10 and absolutely loved it, lovely colour and style, quite simple, but you'll see closer to Christmas! I'm incredibly skint at the moment and still have the majority of my Christmas shopping to do so I can't really afford to treat myself to any of these lovelies, not that they're particularly expensive! Definitely after one of the asymmetrical maxi dresses, I think they're gorgeous! That leopard print maxi skirt is lovely too but I have definitely bought a lot of leopard print lately.. 
So excuse the kind of lame post, I've just had a bit of blogger's block lately! As usual...


9 Nov 2011

Louise Walsh 16 Piece Professional Brush Set

I'd been on the hunt for some make-up brushes for a long time when I got an e-mail about a Groupon deal on these brushes, £19 instead of £99.99, which seemed pretty good to me! It took a while for them to arrive due to the sheer demand for them but now they have I'm pretty happy with them. They come in a lovely leather carry case and some of them have protective plastic covers. Now I have no clue what most of these brushes are for, but now I have them I aim to become a bit more acquainted with them.
The set includes:

The only one I've actually got round to using so far is the foundation brush, but it was really good! Great coverage and was really easy to clean afterwards too. Hopefully I'll be able to give a bit more detailed review of them once I've got to know them all a bit better, but this will have to do for now!

7 Nov 2011

November FeelUnique.com Beauty Box

This is actually my very first sample box, I'd debated about trying the GlossyBox and numerous others for a while but was unsure after reading about how the mix of products seemed quite unreliable. However when I read LLYMLRS review of the October Beauty Box I decided just to go for it! Safe to say, I'm pretty impressed. The packaging is really simple, but cute too. The box will definitely come in useful with it's little drawer! I need to invest in some kind of make up storage now my collection is growing... I was worried that the contents would just be a bunch of stuff I would never use, but instead I was delightfully surprised!

Emma Hardle Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm & Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloth - "This best-seller is the ultimate radiant-enhancing cleanser to prep your skin for a season of glowing!"
The only product from this box that I've actually had a chance to try before writing this, and it's great! I normally use Simple Moisturising Face Wash which is good for my skin, but for now I'll definitely be using this. It only takes a tiny bit of the product to use for my whole face and it really lifts my make up off well. It left my skin lovely and soft and helped get rid of a tiny patch of dry skin I had under my eye, and you can never have enough face cloths!

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder - "Best-selling Dust It comes in a lightweight powder that gives you versatile control - the more you apply the more control you get, with incredible volume!"
This is a product that I'd actually been looking to try for a while so quite glad it appeared in here. The little bottle it comes in is really cute and perfect for my very crowded dresser. My hair is in definite need of some control, but volume isn't really a problem for me as my hair is naturally massive.

Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe - "This ultra sheer instant colour formula gives you an instant healthy glow. It's easy to apply, completely streak-free and smells delicious. Get a gorgeous glow that will last up to seven days, and a confidence boost that will last even longer!"
I'm not massively keen on fake tan, and if I do use it I use a gradual tanner rather than an instant colour, however I suppose there's a first time for everything! A bit worried about using it as the shade is 'dark' but hopefully I won't end up looking like the typical wotsit that you see hanging about in my school.

Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair 60 Sec Treatment - "We all need a quick pick me up at times & so does our hair. That's why Goldwell have produced this wondrous & ultra fast-working product for dry, damaged hair."
Another product that I'm happy about getting a chance to try, my hair can get quite dry pretty easily so hopefully this will do wonders for it! I think I'm going to wait until after I go back to my natural blonde hair in January to try this one out as I'm pretty sure it'll need it!

Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder - "This multi-purpose shimmer powder is a must-have for adding some sparkle to your look - especially when you get the last minute office-to-party invite! It's completely multi-tasking so you can use as an eyeshadow or add to your eye liner, lip gloss, blusher, body bronzer, hair highlight & mascara... the possibilities are endless."
My Shimmer Powder came in the shade 'Stage'. This is a gorgeous gold colour that has great pigment (the swatch is from a tiny speck of product). I'm unsure about using it as a blusher, but it would definitely make a great eyeshadow, especially with the festive season coming up!

Extra: Prada Candy Sample
I was a bit disappointed with the size of the actual sample as the box is quite big and you only get a tiny little bottle, however it smells absolutely gorgeous and a tiny bit seems to go a long way!

I cancelled my Beauty Box subscription for next month as I won't be able to afford it in the run up to Christmas, but hopefully I'll be able to restart it after Christmas as it is definitely a great box with a good range of products at a good price (£9.95 including postage)

You can sign up for a Beauty Box here!

5 Nov 2011

Baby You're A Firework - A week in photos

"malice in wonderland" halloween costume; me and amy winehouse; dressing up for KATY PERRY 
(she now has my cat ears!); the babe herself; my favourite outfit of the night.

Anyone who knows me will know how much I love Katy Perry, I've been to see her three times this year and each time has just got better and better! So gutted now I know it's all over :( Hope she comes back sometime soon. I'm a KatyCat baby! I guess this isn't really a week in pictures, just a few nights.. But that is the extent of my week!



1 Nov 2011

Let's go all the way tonight

Last week ended rather badly for me, but two days in and this week is going great!
Yesterday I managed to get a Katy Perry ticket for Thursday night for less than face value AHHHHHH! Love her so much. Then today I got my predicted grades for my highers and I somehow, after missing almost 2 months of school, managed to get predicted at AAABC which is more than I need to get a conditional for the course I want to do at uni. Being told this totally motivated me and I now feel like I can actually now get the grades I need. Oh, and one of my tweets got up on the screens at Katy's concert tonight too! I wish I could go to every night this week but I just can't afford it sadly :(
Just a tiny wee update, I didn't feel like posting much after the downer that was last week, but I have a couple of Halloween pictures to put up which I'll do at some point this week!

28 Oct 2011

Mini Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Mini chocolate orange cupcakes with orange flavoured icing, made these on Saturday afternoon and they are superbly yummy! Sadly I've only eaten two as my mum and brother have scoffed the lot between them.

24 Oct 2011

Amsterdam #2

the gorgeous views; a windmill in the city centre; by the Amstel canal before a boat tour;
view by water; Anne Frank's house (the middle)

I absolutely loved Amsterdam, it was a beautiful place and there was a lot to do! It also made me want to go to Venice quite badly, I think it'd be amazing there!



22 Oct 2011

Amsterdam #1

Sorry I didn't get round to scheduling any posts for while I was away! I only realised on the Sunday morning that I forgot, but then I just didn't have enough time to get any written before I left :( I actually took tons of photos in Amsterdam, it's a gorgeous place with all the little canals, but here is a very small selection of my favourites, in two parts...

our boat to Holland; sunset over the Geordie Shore; arriving in Ijmuiden; 
the view from my hotel window; the hotel room; the cute little square my hotel was on;
dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, where strangely a lot of Scottish people work.


14 Oct 2011

tot ziens!

Sorry I've been a bit MIA this week, it was a l-o-n-g week. Went back to school for a couple of days to sit some exams because of my 'mystery illness'. It seems never-ending and I just wanted to get them out of the way! In a bit of an argument with Vodafone at the moment because they told me I would have my beloved phone back by Wednesday, it is now Friday and they've been telling me for two days that they'll 'be in touch as soon as possible." Yeah, right! I've never had bad customer service with Vodafone before and they've normally been super quick to respond, just not when I need it most apparently!

Anyway, the reason for the title of this post is the fact that on Sunday morning I'm off to Amsterdam! We need to get the train from our local station, change at another to get to Edinburgh then change at Edinburgh to get a train to Newcastle, arriving there about 3. The boat was originally sailing at 5, but this has now changed to 7 so we have a few hours to kill when we get there. I'm really excited about going because I've not been to Amsterdam since I was about 6, and just a holiday will be nice!
I'll try schedule some posts for while I'm away but having a total blogger's block at the moment, sorry!


6 Oct 2011

Currently Coveting #2 - Patterned Leggings

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 (only £5!) - 6


4 Oct 2011

TumblrLove #1

A small selection of pictures I love from tumblr. Credit can be found on my tumblr amongst the cats, food and clothes.


1 Oct 2011

29 Sep 2011

We found love in a hard place

A rare, awkwardly posed outfit shot. With any luck this will actually post at the right time (Thursday evening!) as I'm not used to scheduling my posts but it must be done if I'm to keep up some sort of routine! 
This is actually my mum's jumper from New Look and I 'borrowed' it to venture out into the battering rain and ferocious Scottish gales we had on Sunday. When it starts to get cold I just love to throw on one of my mum's various jumpers as a dress, nice and cosy! I'm also looking to 'borrow' a pair of boots she bought recently, but she knows what I'm up to and has sadly hidden them from me :( Looking for my own similar pair though, and I'm also planning on buying these that I spotted while browsing. I'd been looking for a pair of leopard print moccasins for a while now and as soon as I saw these I just knew I have to have them! My leopard-print obsession is slowly growing, it appears to be some sort of family trait as my two older cousins and most of my aunts also love the leopard!


27 Sep 2011

Her ways are high and steep

MUA 'Heaven & Earth' eyeshadow palette - Superdrug £4; 36 colouring pencils - WH Smith £3.99; 
Company High-Street Edit (& Company) £4; and my newly threaded eyebrows.

Still no exciting posts really, but I'm determined to keep on blogging. I've treated myself to a couple of things over the past weekend - and also been treated to a Frankie & Benny's which is always good. Superdrug are doing eyebrow threading for £5 so I thought I would give it a go seeing as my eyebrows had been quite neglected recently, very happy with the results! Surprisingly I didn't find it very painful, even after being put off slightly by my friend's comments on the experience.
Next weekend it's my boyfriend's brother's wedding and I am SUPER excited. The only wedding I've been to in my life was my mum and dad's - I was the maid of honour and I was 3. I've had major outfit breakdowns over the past couple of days but finally settled on a cream lace H&M dress, cream heels and a floral cardigan if it gets cold, but it's meant to be a sort of heatwave luckily! Struggling to find a bag big enough to fit my camera, phone and spare shoes but hopefully that won't be too much of a problem.
I'm a bit of a busy girl this week, along with the wedding I have to get my nails done; hair; possibly a spray tan; (eek!) a hospital appointment and lots and lots of homework. I was at a Higher Education Conference last Tuesday and have ended up with a prospectus for every single university in Scotland, some in England, one in Wales, a couple from Ireland and one for the USA. I think I may have decided what course I desperately want to do, out of the thousands I've looked at! However I can't quite decide if I should apply for uni this year or next year, I'll probably wait until my 6th year but it's so weird to think that I could be out of high school next year! And the way I'm feeling about my school right now, that is not a bad thing.

Have a lovely little song that has been stuck in my head all day - hence the post title.




10 Aug 2011

What's In My Bag

I used to always use a different bag every day, but since I got my dream Cath Kidston bag as a birthday present I've finally settled in to using the one bag, which I have to admit is a lot easier.

My diary, a few kirbys, dried mango, keys, railcard, iPod, purse and spare memory card

A selection of my various cards and passes, please do not laugh at the ridiculous photo on my Young Scot or Bus card. 

And of course, my trusty camera. 

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