23 January 2014

Wishlist!

Hi everyone! Due to my fabulous procrastination skills during my exam period I have managed to add a horrendous amount of things to my wished lists/saved items. Oh well! these are a few of my favourites...


1) Teddy fur Pea Coat £79.00 Topshop - Ok I have wanted this for AGES and then my housemate came back from Christmas with it in the cream colour and I just want to hug her ALL the time. It is so so soft! I wasn't sure if I could justify getting another coat though (but I probably will when I realise it's in last chance to buy in a moment of panic...)

2) Office Extravanganza Loafer £65.00 Office - O m g how gorgeous are these patent leather shoes!? I think they'd look so cute with the current monochrome gingham trend (number 13!)

3) Topshop Multicolour Glitter Ankle Socks £3.50 - I can't seem to find these on the website now! :( They still have other colours though like these blue ones. I think these would look rather snazzy with some cut out boots.

4) ASOS Sleeveless Cardigan in Fluffy Fabric £20.00 ASOS (sale) - I really want a sleeveless cardigan/gillet and I really liked this colour! It's in the sale and there is currently as 20% off Asos for students... shall I?

5) Urbancode Patent Leather Mini Skirt £27.50  (Reduced from £110.00!?!?!?) ASOS - Loving the PVC/patent look and this is a beautiful bargain!!

6) ASOS Oval Plait Hoops Earrings £8.00 ASOS - I love hoops right now!

7) LORD & TAYLOR 18K Gold Over Sterling Silver Knot Ring  £24.00 LORD & TAYLOR - I think this is so cute! It's really simple but I love it. You can get cheaper versions on websites like Etsy but sometimes I think it's nice to have some more expensive jewellery!

8) Mesh Hair Scrunchie £2.35 Soccer - You may have read my earlier post about scrunchies and I really like this yellow colour! 

9) BENEFIT Watts Up Soft Focus Face Highlighter £24.50 House of Fraser - I really want to try this highlighter It looks so pretty and I love a bit of shimmer!

10) Motel Rucksack in Silver Iridescent £30.00 Motel Rocks - How AMAZING is this!!! I'm having a bit of a love affair with this trend!

11) ESSIE Matte About You Matte Finisher £11.95 Selfridges - Sooooo i wasn't TOO impressed with how little time the matte effect lasted on the Topshop Matte Nails Polish so I really want to try this matte top coat and spend a little bit more on the product because I think it will be worth the extra money if it works! 

12) M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick £15.00 Debenhams - I still do not own a MAC lipstick!!!! I need to buy one A.S.A.P at least so I can decide for myself if they're as fabulous as they're meant to be!

13) Tall Brush Gingham Aline Skirt £36.00 Topshop - Ahhh I love it when they have something I like in the tall section - particularly when it's a skirt or a dress because otherwise they're just not long enough! I love this skirt! I did try it on but not in tall and they didn't have it in tall so I could't get it :(



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18 January 2014

These are a few of my favourite things


Hello lovely people! I am back at Uni and currently in the middle of a very long exam period (finishing the 7th of Feb!) so my posts won't be very frequent. However, I wanted to quickly share of few of my favourite things.


1) Tangle Teezer Detangling Brush £10.20 - I loveee my Tangle Teezer. It just works so well well my hair is knotty and doesn't hurt. I would recommend this to everyone! Definitely worth the price. I bought mine from ASOS but you can get them from other places too. I chose the pink and blue one and you can get them in lots of other colours too!

2) Soap & Glory Travel Size Body Butter £2.50 - I also have this in the bigger version but I use this one as a hand cream because it is a perfect size to carry around. It makes my hands super soft and it's Soap & Glory so of course it smells nice! Available at Boots

3) Yankee Candle (Small) £8.39 - Everyone loves Yankee candle right? I have a few others but for around Christmas I've been loving 'Christmas Cookie'. It smells soooooo good. I usually go for the fresher fragrances but this one is amazing. I have this in small, but tempted to get a bigger one! It's priced at £8.39 on the Yankee website, but I got mine for a few pounds cheaper in the sale at House of Fraser.

4) Topshop Lipstick (Beguiled) £8.00 - I used to always go for lighter lipsticks as I was too scared to try out a darker one, but a few months ago I thought why not! I am so glad that I did because this colour is amazing! I wear it more than I've ever worn another other lipstick. The colour is gorgeous, it's a dark wine colour and it instantly makes me feel like I am a bit more dressed up when I wear it! Bought at Topshop.

5) MUA Undress Me Too Palette £4.00 - I've heard bloggers say how MUA Undress Me Too is a dupe for Naked 2 and as much as I would love to have Naked 2 it is £37.00! So for the much more reasonable £4.00 this is a winner. The colours are neutral and they can be used to achieve a day and night look. They're mostly shimmer colours and I would have liked there to have been some more matte colours but for £4.00 I can deal with that. I bought mine at Superdrug.

6) Loreal Demaq Eye Absolute Make-up Remover £5.49 - My eyes are sensitive when it comes to eye makeup remover and it took me a while to found one that I was completely happy with. However I have been using this one for a few years now and will probably never change to a different one. It easily takes off my makeup without having to use loads. It can be a little greasy if you don't shake it properly. The Demaq one is more expensive than the normal one  (£3.49) on its own, but I've never had to pay full price for it as it is on offer all the time for 2 for £5 for both the normal makeup remover and the Demaq so if you buy it when it's on offer it's the same price! I usually get mine from Superdrug or Boots depending where it is on offer!

7) Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum 50ml £65.00 - I used to work on the fragrance department at House of Fraser so I had a lot of time to test all of the fragrances on offer. My favourite one was Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and I still love it. I bought this about a year and a half ago and it's lasted my quite a while because I use it as my nights out/special occasion perfume. I am yet to find a perfume I love as much as this one. I bought mine from House of Fraser



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12 January 2014

14 things about me

Hi! So as it's now 2014 I'm going to do a 14 things about me. 



That's me!

1) I am a second year student at the University of Sheffield studying Spanish and Business Management which means I'm going on my year abroad next year - I'm excited but also TERRIFIED!
2) I am completely obsessed with Harry Potter 
3) I'm very tall. Almost 6ft.
4) is my favourite number! Which means that hopefully 2014 will be a very good year?
5) I am a HUGE fan of Bastille - I've seen them 3 times now
6) I have never been stung by a bee or a wasp (touch wood)
7) I have a dog called Alfie who is VERY naughty but I love him
8) I can be quite shy when you first meet me but when I get comfortable I'm definitely not!
9) I'm a northern girl. Love the North. Chips and gravy, parmos, braving bare legs in cold weather on nights out!
10) I LOVE LOVE LOVE Leeds. I was born in Leeds and loads of my family still lives there so we go down a lot to see them. My boyfriend also goes to Uni there which I love because for the past year and a half I've been able to get to know the city which I never really had a chance to do because I moved when I was 7!
11) I tend to start something and not finish it - which is why I am determined to make sure I stick with this blog!!!!
12) I am horrendous at Maths. Really. I asked my friend what 25% of 100 was.
13) I don't like the feel of carpet. It's just weird
14) I can't sing. Of course I still do though...



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7 January 2014

So kitsch

I thought I'd have a go at the whole blogging thing and the beginning of the year seems like a pretty good time to start!

This is a new necklace from a website called Myflashtrash (I'll link it at the bottom). I love this necklace, I wanted to get my hands on a bold piece of jewellery as I don't really have any and I think this fits the criteria! I'm really excited to wear this and think it'll look great with a polo neck.




The Geneva Statement Necklace £16.80 from Myflashtrash
MOTO Vintage Mom Jeans £40.00 from Topshop


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