Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Sun Is Out Be Happy!



Hello everyone! I wore this outfit for college the other day when it was nice and sunny and I need to share it with you all! Firstly, I've been waiting for this skirt to come back into stock on the Missguided website for months. I saw it a while ago and I was devastated when I found that they were all sold out. So of course, when I saw that other people had bought it recently I went straight there and did the same myself. I've always loved PVC skirts and the colour of this one is just perfect for me. I got the top from a charity shop and it has cheetahs (I have found myself googling cheetahs because I don't know the difference between that and a leopard) on it with circle sparkles all over. I've found myself wearing it with almost everything and anything so that I can show off my sparkles to the world like a proud parent. Another thing that is also glittery are my platform jelly shoes which have not left my feet since I bought them. They're clear with sparkles inside the plastic but when they go in certain light they turn lilac (as you can see in the photos). These shoes matched with some white fishnets were the perfect way to pull the outfit together.
I've used my favourite silver L'Oreal eyeshadow and the lilac Bourjois lipstick that was in my last post. The silver eyeshadow is extremely good and you don't need to put much on for it to be a strong colour which is why I love it.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post, if not then I shall be sad because a man came up to me while I was taking the photos and asked what I was doing. I think he thought I was taking photos of his garage but I was embarrassed. Thanks for reading! :)


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

New Make Up


Not so long ago me and Kayla went into Birmingham to the Rag Market (after making a quick detour to grab some bubbletea) to have a look for some new make up. I managed to pick up some cool stuff for hardly any money and all of this make up cost just under £4 even though it should have been around £30 for all of it (£29.87 to be exact). That price might not be completely accurate though because the lipsticks are pretty old and it was difficult to find a trustworthy original price for them. In this little collection of make up I have some Barry M blue mascara, Max Factor eyeshadow, Rimmel Metallic Stars Roll On eyeshadow, some Fudge lipstick and Bourjois lipstick. I think my favourites are the pearly eyeshadow and lipstick because they look so icey but quite subtle. You'll probably see me wearing different combinations of all this make up in some of my future posts so keep a look out. Thanks for reading :) 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

River Island Uniform


After getting ready for work earlier I realised that I was 2 hours early and so I have taken some photos of my uniform which I've been meaning to take for a while. I think "uniform" is a bit of a loose term for what we have to wear since it's just River Island clothes rather than a fixed uniform. We get to pick some things from the shop to wear and this time round I chose a tight fitting jumper top and the new mom jeans. I've wanted a pair of mom jeans for so so long but I was always too lazy to find some. So when I saw these in the shop I made sure that I'd have them for my uniform. They're mega comfy and the only way I can describe them is that they make me feel like a teddy bear. They've got a cool belt that comes with them too. It's black with gold wolves on it and a gold chain on the side. My mom says about how much she loves the belt every time I have these jeans on and I think she's devising a plan to steal it somehow. The only bad thing about the jeans is that I've had to make another hole in the belt because they keep falling down (they're a size 6??) but they're okay now.

The top is a size 6 too and it fits perfectly. It's tight fitting which is great and I love the neckline because it's in between a turtle neck and a crew neck and I think it's quite flattering. The top comes in loads of different colours, I think there's white, pink and orange (Scooby Doo Velma kind of orange).

My make up is really simple because I don't want to turn up to work looking like I've come straight from a night out. I normally just put on a bit of eyeliner and mascara but lately I've just been wearing none. My shoes are the same ones that were in my last post and I got them from eBay.
I got my uniform for free but the jeans were originally £40 and the top was £25.
I can't find the link for the top but if you want to take a look at the jeans here's the link:

http://www.riverisland.com/women/jeans/boyfriend--slouch-jeans/Light-wash-slim-Mom-jeans-653480

Thanks for reading, I gotta rush off to work now :)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dungaree Day






After finding out that Spongebob isn't on until later today I remembered that I took these photos on a dungaree day not so long ago and that it was about time for another outfit post. I'm wearing these cute white and dark grey striped dungarees with leather look straps (my favourite thing about them) that I bought from River Island last year and a black crinkly top that I found in a charity shop. I don't know what the top is made of but it feels really strange and extra light. I like the material though because I think anything touchy-feely is cool (like those books you used to have when you were little). I got my shoes from eBay and I've been wearing them almost every day since they arrived at my house. They're quite similar to ones in highstreet shops and a lot of people have mistaken them for ones they've seen in River Island or TopShop, I'm really sad though because I've already scuffed the front of them and had to colour it in with black pen :(
I tried to find the link for the boots on eBay but I've lost it somewhere but I think if you just type in black platform boots and scroll for a while you'll be able to find them or similar.

It has actually taken me so long to write this because Spongebob came on halfway through and I was having too much fun watching it, but we got there in the end. Also for those of you who follow me on Instagram I've broken my phone so that's why I haven't posted anything in such a long time. I'll be back before you know it though. Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Coolest Backpack Ever

So the other week I bought the coolest backpack I've ever seen in my life. I can't even remember how I found it if I'm honest with you but it was at some point through one of my midnight eBay shopping sprees that I discovered it. A few people I know were telling me that it's absolutely ridiculous and that I should not, in any circumstance, buy that backpack. And of course I did it anyway.






I wanted to look really cute and bug eyed for these photos so I did my Japanese style make up which I learnt from watching a few different tutorials. This and the loose, messy pigtails made me feel small and dainty. For my outfit I also have my new favourite shoes (how amazing are they??!) and sweater on which haven't graced my blog yet. They both happen to be the same colour which seems like it's starting to be a trend for me. I got the jumper for £2.25 and the shoes for £3, both from a charity shop, and I matched these with some P.E shorts that are from when I was little (7-8 years apparently??). The tiger backpack was about £23 off eBay and it is literally the size of my back, as you can see in those photos. I still don't have a name for him, although me and my friend like the name Chester. If you have any ideas make sure to leave a comment below and I'll pick one for him! It's gotta be a pretty cool name for a pretty cool tiger backpack.

Thanks for reading :)



Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Best of 2013

 Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I thought I would write you all a New Year post to start the year off and for people to read while they're bored at work or college (I feel for you). Apologies for not posting anything in a very long while, I have been without internet and suffering because of this (I have missed the social networking life). But that does mean that I have quite a few posts lined up for you that I couldn’t post in the last month. A lot happened to me in 2013, I’ve been to loads of great events and had a lot of experiences that I don’t want to forget and since my memory is that of a goldfish this post should hopefully be here to remind me. I’ve had to search through my diary and through all the files on my laptop to come up with these photos and to remember these events so hopefully all of you will enjoy reading it. By the way I’m not expecting you all to read this whole thing so if you don’t feel like it I give you permission to just look at the photos.



Now of course we’re getting off to a great start with the fact that nothing amazing or important actually happened in January or February so we’re missing these months out and skipping to March. So on the 31
st I flew to Spain to stay with the lovely Yaiza and her family. I went with my college but it was pretty laid back and we basically did a lot of whatever we wanted to do. We went to loads of different places like Almería, Granada and Roquetas de Mar visiting castles and going shopping etc. I bought some pretty jewelry and also a mini Shisha pipe. But I’ll admit we spent a lot of the time in cute little cafes and restaurants eating all the Spanish food, including a squid which I tried for the first time. Yaiza had a garage party on the day we were meant to go to the beach because it rained (typical!). But I didn’t mind because someone told me I danced just like a Spanish lady so it was worth it to show off my skills ha. We also went out on the last night to go clubbing where we ended up being the last people there and got back about 2 hours before I had to leave for my plane and I was actually so upset because I was basically part of the family at that point. I got back on April 7th and had to try and form full English sentences again without accidentally saying the Spanish equivalent.

 





May 1st I visited London for the first time in years to go to the River Island Press Day with Kayla. We arrived at the cute, little venue and had a look around and then started trying on a few things that we liked (we found out we weren’t actually meant to though). My favourites were the body chains and this faux fur, dip dye style coat and I wished I could have taken them home with me.




 But instead of taking home the clothes, I got a goody bag which had a River Island giftcard for £100 and an extremely yummy fudge cake lolly pop in the shape of a Chinese fortune cat. It was honestly the tastiest thing I have ever eaten, I actually had a tear in my eye when I finished it.


On July 30
th I made my first post on this blog which is quite a big thing since I had wanted to make a blog for so long. For those of you who didn’t see it the link is hereIt was about how I get my hair this white colour because so many people ask me about it. This makes it onto the list because I’m actually pretty proud that I’ve kept posting since, I’m not too good with keeping up with things. 
In August my sister and I went to a Media Networking event at The Cube in Birmingham. After taking about 40 minutes to find out that the event was being held at the top of the building in a glass room, me and my sister arrived and bought a £15 vodka and cranberry juice drink (FIFTEEN pound for Tesco cranberry juice and a shot of vodka darnit). We met loads of different kinds of people that were musicians, models, bloggers, MUAs and stylists and that lady off the radio?? This event ended up with me writing for an online magazine a few months later which can’t all be bad.
On the 15th of this month I also got my results back from college and decided I should probably get my head down in my second year. Which I have done so far. 
I also went to Thorpe Park on the 22nd with Zenuni for around the third time that year. All these trips to theme parks helped me get over my fear of heights which resulted in me going on Stealth (a 205ft ride) and thinking nothing of it. This is another big part of 2013 since the first time I went on a proper rollercoaster I cried my eyes out.


From the 13th to the 15th of September I went to stay at Kayla’s in London (after the 2 person leaving party I threw for her). And we went to London Fashion Week with her on the Saturday and Sunday. Those of you who have read my other posts will know that I’ve already written about this so I won’t go through all of that again. But you can look at it here if it sounds appealing. I never wrote about it in that post but I think the best bit about going to London Fashion Week was being photographed by Teen vogue and ending up on their website which you can look at here

October’s main event was Buy My Wardrobe Live and since this post is probably already too much for a lot of your attention spans to cope with I’ll just give you the link to the post (here). All you need to know is that it was really fun. And they had flamingos. 
On the 26th I got a phone call telling me I got a job at River Island (my first proper job) and I started on the 29th, still haven’t got fired yet oh yeeeah.


November was another month where nothing happened but December made up for it. My sister and I moved out and got our own flat, my 18th birthday was on the 9th, I went to see Cats the musical on the 27th  (a birthday present from my sister) and then there was Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately though my phone was broken for the end part of December so I don't have many photos from then, but here's one of the posters from Cats.

If any of you actually sat and read all of this then congratulations, you’re a trooper and I really appreciate it. If some of you read half and then gave up I don’t blame you. For those of you who just looked at the photos, at least you pretended to try. I’ve had a great year and I’m hoping 2014 will be even better. Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, 15 November 2013

College Outfit #2



The other week I bought some new clothes from Asos and was lucky enough to have them arrive just before going to college that day. So naturally I went all out and did my hair and make up to match. The end result was a somewhat mild goth-child look but I think that's due to the plaits and choker.

In the first photo I'm wearing my sister's cute little velvet jacket thing that makes me feel about 6. I'm not really sure what to class it as because it's kind of a dress but with short sleeves, a zip and hoody. I'm going to call it a cloak though because it sounds cool and mysterious.
After writing all of that I just found out that it is actually beach wear from Ethel Austin and now it doesn't feel so mysterious... or cool. (Who would even wear that to the beach??)
Moving on, I'm a real big fan of tartan at the minute as you've probably noticed and I actually just can't keep my hands off it. I have bought so much that I think it's becoming an addiction and this is not the last piece of tartan clothing that I'll be showing you all I'm afraid. These are from Asos and they feel incredible. They're really soft and I always end up stroking them without realising. But they are also the most annoying pair of leggings I've ever owned. They could actually be used as a cleaning device because every tiny bit of fluff or dust sticks to them, living with pet cats and dogs you can imagine my struggle every time I wear them. Still really great though, just have to make sure I never brush past anything while wearing them ever.

The black top is also from Asos and it is mega comfy. It's a woolly material and is slinky so it just kinda hangs around there, but it fits really well. There isn't really much to say about it because it is essentially just a black top, but it doesn't collect fluff so there's something.

The choker is from eBay and the black boots are from my sister's wardrobe hehe. I did my hair in three plaits because I had too much hair for two but I like it better like that anyway and my hair went so wavy after it was great. My makeup was literally whatever I had managed to put on my face that morning before college. Here's some photos of my hair and makeup close up, I'm getting a Tomb Raider vibe from these. But that could just be wishful thinking.










Thanks for reading ! :)