Thursday, 26 January 2012

Unexpected!

I wasn't going to make another blog post until Saturday when we're having a house party for 2 of my friends birthdays but the lovely Abbi over at Petitfilous has just informed me she has given me the versatile blogger award!


Colour me shocked! I am very new to blogging and all my posts are pretty amateur I guess, but I just post things that I myself would want to read about. I never in a million years thought others would want to read my ramblings or look at my clothes, never mind be given something, so thank you!

I also wanted to make a little side note to this post:
As I often moan about on this blog (sorry!) I am in my third year and creating my dissertation which is a radio documentary about cochlear implants and how they effect the deaf world. Now I know not many people who read my blog will be interested in this, or even know what a cochlear implant is! But I plan to use the blog to update about my dissertation and put deaf news on there.
You don't even have to read it if you don't want to, but since all you guys have blogspot it will be easy peasy for you to just press 'follow' - thanks again guys!

Dissertation blog - My Deaf Journey.


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I heard you like the bad girls, honey.

After all the stress of my last post, I've decided to come home for a week. I don't start semester two until the 31st so I'm free as a bird for this week. Well, apart from an evaluation I have to do and send to my tutor, bleh.

Whilst at home I don't have much to do apart from talk to my cats and browse online, which of course leads to the most dangerous thing...online shopping, argh, it's so easy to go mad with it. I've been well behaved though and kept my purse strings tight, but that doesn't stop me lusting over EVERYTHING.

1. Topshop, 2. River Island, 3. River Island, 4. Asos, 5. Topshop, 6. Romwe

I went in town the other day as I'm having troubles with my wisdom tooth (another story for a different day!) and my dentist is located in town, so after having my mouth prodded I treated myself to a quick browse.
My main thought - WHY IS EVERYTHING SO BRIGHT. Seriously, summer clothes are EVERYWHERE. I just can't take it seriously right now, I don't want neon pink shorts and a lime green t shirt when it's raining sideways outside. 
I'm really loving greys at the moment, everything grey, I want it. 

Update on my hair; I put a silver toner on it, which turned it a little grey, a little white and a little lilac - woops! Luckily I like it, but it's obviously not for everyone, so do be careful. 

CATS. 



Sunday, 15 January 2012

My dear, my darling one.



Dress - Topshop.
Denim jacket - Vintage (my mum's!)
Belt - Primark
Necklace - Primark
Ring - Primark.


Hellooo. Sorry I haven't blogged in over a week. I've moved back to University now after Christmas and the new year and I've had a lot of work to do. I had an essay due in and then I got all sad about missing home etc etc etc! I have a radio documentary to complete for Friday and we haven't even started editing it yet. Lolz. It's not actually funny, don't leave your work till the last mintue!

Anyway, I got my loan in so obviously treated myself. By buying one dress. God damn you measly loan! This velvet dress from Topshop was in the sale for £18 down from £30 and the colour is amazing, so I bought it without much hesitation!
I've had the jacket for quite a few years now, it's my mum's from the 90's or something, so I stole it. It's so manky looking, like the denim is losing it's colour but I don't care, I like it!

I also tried dyeing my hair this week. 


It's a bit of a mess. I don't know why I look stoned on this picture either, I wasn't! 
Basically I had red hair for ages, then I wanted to go back blonde but I didn't want to kill my hair so I went to the hairdressers and they put some highlights in which to be honest, looked like SHIT. So I just bleached the crap out of it myself (if you have money, please see a professional...) anyways. It went through the stages of orange, yellow, pale yellow. But I want my hair WHITE. Almost grey. So I got a white toner from La Riche directions. In this picture it looks yellow/white lolz. But I think it's the flash...
My boyfriend said the colour is exactly the same but I think he's just jealous of my hair. (!)
I think I'm going to carry on washing my hair with a purple based shampoo and see if that does anything...
Anyone tried and achieved white/grey hair before? How did you do it?


Friday, 6 January 2012

Lately loving.

Rimmel French Manicure, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, Dermalogica Cleaning Skin Wash, Soap & Glory Body Scrub, Rimmel Lipstick in 'Alarm', Carex Anti-bacterical gel. 

Just a few items I've been using almost everyday for the past couple of months. I tend to buy a lot of different products due to recommendations or liking the look of it, which often leads me to trying a whole bundle of different things. 

Rimmel French Manicure - I've bought a few of these sets by other brands in the past along with glue on manicure nails. Acrylics are slightly too permanent for me as I like to change my nails a lot and when they come off my nails are always in a horrible condition!
The thing I love about the Rimmel french manicure is the brushes. The white colour comes with a very thin and delicate brush, perfect for applying it to the tips of your nails which can be a disaster without strips! The pink coat comes with a thick brush, for easy coverage followed by a top coat. I've found it doesn't chip too easily & obviously looks good!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid - I know MAC products are often seen as 'the holy grail' and people have stocks and stocks of the stuff. Now, believe me, if I could afford to buy lots of it, I very much would but on my measly student loan, I just can't justify it. I buy MAC as a little treat to myself. I have acne scars on my face and I often find it hard to find a foundation that gives me great coverage until I came across this a couple of years ago. I only use it on special occassions to get as much last out of it as possible but it really is the best foundation I have ever used. Special mention also goes out to Revlon Photo Ready foundation. I use this everyday and it's also amazing for coverage, but it does have a shimmery undertone, my boyfriend often tells me I have a 'glittery face' when wearing it!

Dermologica Cleaning Skin Wash - As I said above, I suffer with bad acne scars and despite being 23, I still get breakouts. I have never been lucky with my skin despite taking care of it the best I can. Luckily it's got a lot better since I was younger but now the spots are gone I am faced with scars, nightmare! I started using Clinique's Anti Blemish range earlier last year. It did do my breakouts some justice but because of the chemicals it made my skin extremely dry that I had to stop using it for a while. My mum's friend recommended dermologica and it really is great. It sits at the side of my shower so I always pump a pea size amount out and rub it in to my skin. It hasn't left my skin dry or done any damage apart from reduce breakouts - yay!

Soap & Glory Body Scrub - I am a sucker for soap&glory and have been for quite a while. For Christmas I got the MASSIVE set (you know the one that goes half price just before Christmas?!) and it came full with goodies. I'd tried most of the products before apart from this one and I love it. I find after shaving my legs, massaging this in really gives me super smooth legs and helps against shaving rashes. It smells lovely too!

Carex Anti-bacterial gel - I have these things scattered absoloutely everywhere. In my bags, in my room, in the bathroom, everywhere! I find with most bacterical gels that they dry your hands out quite a lot but this one has been fine with me. It's really small and compact which is why I always carry one around with me in my bag & it smells all lavendry! 

Rimmel lipstick - Ahh lipstick. I love you so. I would have a pile as big as my house by now but I lose them ALL THE TIME. I can't even tell you how many red lipsticks I have bought. I love red lips - they're my 'going out' pout. I have recently grown fond of more pinky lips but I don't think I'll be giving up my red lips for a while! I always buy rimmel lipsticks in red because they last, they look great and they're not too expensive.