Sunday, 22 September 2013

Settling as a busy bee and being social

Offt hey peeps!
Sorry for the lack of posts recently been a really busy bee getting my head around University work and catching up with friends I've not seen for a while. All this fun and running around with a bag full of uni work/art supplies sure does make a girl tired just a wee bit. Their was some stuff going on in my personal life as well which I was sorting out. But things are getting there and I still see my Therapist every week and it's been really positive and think I'm making progress.

But Autumn is upon us and things are starting to look beautiful out here I love Autumn very much and it is getting slightly colder. But more excuses to buy new pretty clothes which are on their way in the post :D

Our little garden is looking a lot nicer which is wonderful and strawberries and raspberries are growing ten fold! The little garden babies.

Need to make some jam soon sounds like a plan. 

These are some sneak peeks of things I've been working on at uni for my two classes I'm enjoying them a great deal. Still getting into the creative vibe tho so ideas are still sorting them selves out in my squishy head.

Since being back at uni theirs also been a lot of friend seeing and partying comes with that naturally.
So many partying has been had but a night out isn't complete without hang over food the next day.
Me and some friends went to a cute little cafe near by that was so cosy and lovely and the food portions were intense!

So things have been up and down all around and some more but I still want to keep blogging and keeping up to date with you guys. I'll check out all your new posts very soon.

Shirt: Primark
Vest: Primark
Skirt: Dunes
Tights: George Asda

I've actually been wearing lots of different things to so I'll keep trying to update with outfit and product posts cause their fun.

Hope your all keeping well
Take care

Saturday, 7 September 2013

University is all upons and recent buys including some thrifting

Hey Peeps! University is starting again next week I'm super excited but also super terrified I want to do so well this year. Their's a lot of stuff to do and lots of things to go see and explore in the city and art world for students just now. Going to try to do as much as I can feeling a lot more optimistic and inspired these days and going to have fun.

I've been seeing a lot of friends recently with lots of catching up which is great and comes with the a new study year package. So been talking a lot and loving a lot it's all been great especially being there for friends and talking about how we really are in the same boat these days.

But with all of this will make things a lot more busy and I caught up with my parents recently and bought some new pretty things for my pad. As you guys know I love my bargains and couldn't resist these little finds.

I've always wanted a sun hat they remind me so much of long summer days and spring mornings of kindly old ladies exploring their gardens and taking in simple life pleasures. 
I thrifted this little beauty and at a mere £2.00 I could not resist especially a Laura Ashley! *o*

Having a love for all things nature like is my weakness. So seeing this little cutie I knew I had to get him me and Ally had our letters all over the place so it's became really handy! £1.00

Our little place is looking more like a cosy home than a student flat and it's making me feel so much more relaxed and happy to come back home at the end of the day. Got a couple of things which helped with this a lot and I really should do a flat tour for you all. :D

 I got these very soft throws for our really busy patterned couches and their so comfortable and their was pillows with Deers on them. 
They had to be bought!
 For those of you who don't know me so well I adore Deers and anything with Deers on them just instantly attracted to them! I have a whole set of clothes that have a deer theme. 
Maybe a deer themed post someday? ;)
And with the pillows being put down to £2.00 even better!

As I said my parents were up visiting to and when uni starts I don't get to come home so much. 
So we took the chance to go to the beach since it was such a lovely day for us to spend together. :)

Their was a castle on the beach it was pretty cool.

It was a lovely day out as always I enjoy spending a lot of time with my folks would say were like friends as well as family sometimes. :)

But Uni is upon and been sorting stuff out for that and thinking of ideas I want to do for new projects. This wouldn't be complete without some cute notebooks and sketchbooks.

Bring on the Uni!

I also took this outfit post for a cinema night out dunno how I feel about the combination of these outfit pieces. But hey I like experimenting.

Lace cardigan: Thrifted
Blouse: Primark
Shorts: Primark
Shoes: Primark

Hope you guys have a lovely week.

Take care

Monday, 2 September 2013

Beauty Product review : Technic Nail Polish and Collection Blush and free Nail Varnish

Hey everybody thanks for all the lovely comments on the previous post I'm starting to feel a bit better. Been seeing a lot of friends again recently and went to a party the other night which has helped with the spirits. Finding it hard to part with money to buy pretty things tho and I'm not really sure why. It's kinda silly cause sometimes feel guilty spending money on myself and always keep in mind I need it for rent/bills/food shopping/art supplies first. I dunno other girls I've spoke to sometimes get this feeling as well or does anyone else get this feeling? Cause logically I know money you work hard for should be used to reward yourself every now and again.

Uni is just around the corner for a new semester and I want to focus on getting through that. I still want to blog cause I enjoy doing this so much and I love you guys as a community and friends :) . So I'll keep trying to keep up the blogging but going back to University will take some getting used to again ha ha.
Now on to the review!

The happiest being the highest and the saddest being the lowest.

I got these bad boys a few weeks ago and have had the pictures sitting in a folder on the lappy waiting to show you guys. I went into 'Boots' looking to try something new and thought I wanted something a little colourful to match the great summer we've had in Britain. Was running out of Blush so went on over to the 'Collection' make up which is a brand that's probably the top on my make up list in my head. (Don't actually have a list but hey maybe a future blog post eh?)

Collection Shimmer Shades Blush

I've started using this nearly everyday and it's the first I've tried a Blusher with more than one shade in the pan. Now this might not be for everyone but my skin is quite pale/fair and I tend to go for pinkish/rosy glows when it comes to blusher. And I would say it does compliment my skin tone quite nicely and does give me that little summery glow to my cheeks that sets the rest of my make up nicely. It is quite a natural palette which is good if your going for minimal make up but the shimmer also works if you were going for a party or night out. It does also work if you brush a small amount over your t-zone set foundation or to add subtle glow so in ways it could be used as a highlighter. 

In use it doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all really and it doesn't get cakey as a powder but this might vary on skin type. Cause I do have a skin regime before I put make up on including moisturiser and then putting foundation on then blusher. (If this helps explain how it sets.)
It is shimmery but I find it's not overly shimmery enough to make your skin look quite glittery as I know some people don't prefer that. 

Price wise it is £4.19 which isn't bad for the amount of product you get in the pan and you are getting four colours. So I would say the price is really good if your a student or wanting to try a new blusher palette and want to save some pennies.

The packaging is a little simple cause their is some gorgeous looking Blushers out there. But Collection is a brand that usually has simple packaging that's quite crisp and bold but I find their products usually work really well and have good results. But the packaging as well might be so simple so they can make the product cheaper. 

Overall I do like this product and have enjoyed using it so far and think it works for my skin tone.
I would buy it again but probably more for summer time as it feels more suited. :)

(This is how it looks on my skin in natural light and now on to the cartoon debz heads ha ha)





Great penny saver and pretty positive product.

Collection Hot Looks Nail Polish

Top coat was technic nail varnish.

When I was getting the Blusher they had a deal on at 'Boots' like the usually do that if you spent over £4.00 on any Collection product you could have one of these little guys for free.
So already that's a plus about this little wonder it didn't cost me a penny ha ha! Was wanting to try a more delicate colour in nail polish. Their was also a lot of colours to choose from this range that was included in the deal which is always cool. 8D
I actually really liked using this it was quite easy to apply and glided on my nails really easily. It does do what it said's and dried very quickly and I enjoyed wearing it a lot. It is quite a sophisticated colour I personally think and isn't to eye popping to wear if your wanting to tone down your nail colours a bit.
The quality I find is really good and it didn't chip or come off easily like other polish brands I've used before. The quantity you get is just enough if your someone who doesn't wear nail varnish all the time like myself but could be bigger for someone who wears it more often.
Price wise I got it free which was awesome but it is normally £1.99 which isn't bad at all for nail polish.
Packaging wise it is nice enough for nail polish and it does what it said's on the bottle and I do like the name 'milkshake' find it quite cute like a watered down candy floss colour XD
Over all I really do like this product it has become a fave colour and I would purchase this again.





It was just such a refreshing change and can't argue with a freebie and my love for the 'Collection' brand.

Offt sorry if that was a lot to take in guys got carried away with writing about that Blusher ha ha!
Was just so excited to finally do a make up review hope it was al right for you guys I'm really enjoying these. :D

Do you guys have any fave blushers/nail colours just now?

I'm away to get something to eat now and watch ally play some Jak and Daxter.

Take care