Monday, 11 November 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

...Ok, so maybe it's not really that close, but Christmas is hands down my favourite time of year, so who can blame me for being excited over my first red cup of the season?! Earlier this week, my mum and I needed to pop into town to sort my passport, and surprise surprise ended up shopping.

- shopping - salted caramel hot chocolate -

I'll be honest, unlike the rest of the internet I very rarely go into Lush, which is probably down to me either leaving as a result of a headache from fumes or not being able to part with the prices. Granted, Lush is a lot cheaper than many stores, but I often can't bring myself to splash in there when I could be spending in Topshop or Boots instead. However, after seeing many posts of 'The Christmas Penguin' flooding my dash, I couldn't resist. 

 Whilst in there, I spotted the infamous lip scrub which has more than done its round on the blogosphere. I'll be honest, originally I wasn't entirely sold on spending over £5 on something I could probably make myself, but in the end laziness and curiosity took over and I snuck the popcorn one into my basket!

However, I can now admit that I have been fully converted! This tastes so so good, and works a lot better than I'd expected to. Coming from a sufferer of coldsores (which are as bad as you can imagine) this definitely helps to keep chapped lips at bay. My only worry now is wanting to splurge on yet more Lush products...

Any recommendations?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Random Access Memories

Recently I've bought a few things so I thought that I may as well post about them! 

Firstly is an OPI nail polish, in the shade 'My Very First Knockwurst', which is part of the Germany collection. I didn't actually buy this myself, and when my mum brought this home I was a bit disappointed at first as I thought it looked like a worse version of Essie - Fiji. 

In the bottle, the colour looks like a really pale pink, and as I'm not a massive fan of the formula of OPI polishes (although I normally end up buying them because of how much I love the colours) I thought this would just be a let down.

Surprisingly I actually really like it, and it is a lot less like Fiji than I had expected, as it has a slight grey/beige tone to it making it different to anything else I own! Even though I'm still not a massive fan of the application - it left with me with visible brush stroke lines even after the three coats it took to make it opaque - once I used my seche vite topcoat it had much more of a smooth and glossy finish and prevented my nails from any marks and/or indents.

Earlier today I took a trip to Topshop, planning to just look and not to buy anything... oops.

These are the things I left with me! However (although this is just me trying to justify them to myself) I have wanted this dress for months but haven't been able to justify the price, and when I walked in today it was on offer with £6 off!
The top was only £14.40 (I love student discount) and months ago I wanted the similar version in white, however I was put off because white doesn't suit me. Luckily, they brought this version out in a darker colour, and the material also has a much nicer feel than the original which makes the top feel more expensive than it actually was. Also, I wear a lot of grey (how boring) so this is quite a good staple as it can be dressed up or down, and it will be easy to throw on for sixth form.

~Ps, sorry for the awful photo quality and the fact the clothes look like they're taken from an eBay add, the lighting in my bedroom is awful and my bedroom is cluttered at the moment because I keep putting off tidying it~

Thursday, 13 June 2013


Last weekend I went to Parklife, a two day non-camping festival in Manchester. As I much preferred the Sunday lineup and because of work, we only went for one day, however in my opinion this was the  much better day. So we set off Sunday morning on the train to Manchester, where we arrived and then had to work out how to get a tram over to Heaton Park. Luckily, this wasn't too stressful and we arrived at around half past one, after the gates had opened.

The weather was sunny and warm but not too hot, and lucky for us there was a lot of space on the barrier of the mainstage, meaning we got front row.

Despite having to stand for over ten and a half hours, we got to see some great artists and bands, such as Wretch 32, Rita Ora (who I'm not a huge fan of but who had a surprisingly good voice) and Example - one of my favourites. It was a great day and despite getting four hours sleep that night and having achey feet, it was well worth the time and money, and providing the lineup is good I will definitely be going again next year!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

First Post

Hellllllllo, here's my first ever post on my first ever blog and because of that it will be a very boring one seeing as I have no idea what I'm doing on here whatsoever. 

Because I can't think of anything else to write, here are ten facts about me:

I'm sixteen years old and live in England.
Even though I'm not very good at it, I love painting my nails.
I love music and I spend way too money on seeing artists/bands live.
I've been to five out of seven continents; my favourite cities in the world are probably New York, Cape Town and Sydney but I would hate to live anywhere apart from England.
I LOVE Alexander McQueen.
I'm definitely more of a books/music person than a film person, I have the attention span of a five year old.
Bad American TV shows are my absolute favourite, I love Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl and America's Next Top Model.
My favourite colours are pink, purple and bright green.
I prefer fruit to vegetables and don't understand how anybody can be the other way around.
I can't ride a bike or cook food, microwave meals are my speciality.