Sunday, 29 June 2014

What I am Listening to this Week #22


Friday, 20 June 2014

Fashion Favourites #5

Emma Watson, actress, wizard, english rose, fashionista and a Brown graduate to boot, is there anything this gal can't do? (I seriously doubt it). What I love about Emma is that she often wears simplistic and sophisticated pieces, as seen in image two: simple, chic and yet just that little bit sexy. She's effortlessly put together, always feminine and knows how to wear classic and timeless pieces. Why oh why can't I be Emma Watson....?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

My 100th Post

Soooo, this is officially my 100th post. Ok actually its my 101st post, but I forgot that I had scheduled a post yesterday, which turned out to be my 100th.

It is hard to beleive that my blog is over 1 year old and I have written 100 (ok 101) posts.  I am pretty sure that a lot of these posts are pure babble, but if you fancy a delve back into the ol' archives then here we go!

I climbed a f***ing mountain A post all about how I climbed a pretty big montain in Africa, the 'High Atlas Mountains' in Morocco to be precise. I still cant quite beleive, that even a year later I climbed all that way, in that heat. The people, the culture and the views were all pretty amazing, and it is certainly an experience I will never forget.

The B Word  No it's not that kind of 'B Word', in this post I am talking about the other B Word, the 'boyfriend' word.

'We are Infinite' I love reading books, fact. I love imagining being someone else and different worlds so alien from our own. But one of the things I love most about reading is how one quote, one sentence can change how you view the world, and in this post one particular quote does just that.

Fashion Favourite #1 Everyone has to have some fashion envy, some fashion inspiration, some fashion awe (not sure that is quite a thing, but you all know what I mean...) and this post was the start of my little monthly series where I look at some of my fashion favourites.

'3 Ways to Wear'- Black Slip I am currently stilll trying to find my outfit posting feet, but here I try my hand at three different ways to style a little black slip.

I hope you enjoyed taking a little trip down memory with me, and hope you stick around with me for the next 100 posts, if my insane baabling doesn't get too much for you.
(photo taken by friend)

Monday, 16 June 2014

OOTD: Summer Showers

When living in England you need to have a good summer coat. British weather is unpredictable and notoriously rainy and cold, especially in the North East! So I bring you the perfect summer coat, this little beaut of a Parka from the Zara Kids (boys) section. When you stand at 5 ft 1 like me shopping in the kids section is often a neccessity, cause adult clothes are always too long for me, especially when it comes to parkas, and after seeing Jen from Clothesencounters wearing this coat I just knew it was the one for me. With a detachable gilet on the inside this coat will last me right through to Autumn where I will be layering up to keep warm.

A perfect summer staple has to be a smock dress, and this one from Asos is just so cute that I am finding myself endlessly curtsying and twirling around. Origionally I set out on the hunt for a gingham dress to wear as part of a fancy dress for my last day of high school (Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz anyone?) but once I saw this dress I knew I would get a lot of wear out of it once I had left Toto at home. Paired with my battered white converse (yep that is a hole you can see in the toe) and some three penny pieces that my Mum turned into earrings and I'm good to go come rain or shine.

Dress- Asos
Coat- Zara
Shoes- Converse
Bracelet and Earrings- Home made

Sunday, 15 June 2014

What I am listening to this Week #21


Friday, 13 June 2014

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution: The Results

So it has been a week since I started using Clinque's Clinical Clearing Gel and as the women on the counter promised, I have seen a definite result in just a week. You apply the gel onto the areas you have spots twice a day after cleansing. The gel does have quite a strong smell (of chemicals unfortunately), but it did not sting or anger my skin on application. Although my skin still has a few small spots, the bigger, sorer spots that were under the skin have cleared up, and as I continue to use the gel I see further improvements. Although not cheap (it costs £20 for 30ml) the small bottle will last a long time, and with the continued results I am seeing, I am not complaining. Clinique strikes again....

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The 'Ex' Factor

Exes, the majority of us have 'em, but what actually makes an 'ex'? I find  the term ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend or even ex-best friend extremely harsh, and very finite. And what criteria goes to make an ex, do you have to have gone out for a certain amount of time? Broke up in a certain way? To me the whole thing is just a riddle.

Then there is the good ex/bad ex scenario. Some people get on extremely well with there exes, and why not? To me it makes perfect sense, if the break-up was mutual, and you still think they are a really great person, then why not make them into a really great friend. But then my mind poses the ultimate question, if you have dated, and potentially loved someone, and then see them every day in your circle of friends, can you truely get over them? The Ted/Robyn scenario (How I Met yYour Mother) springs to mind when I think about this, as does the classic Ross/Rachel relationship (Friends). Even after Ross and Rachel had let the situation lie for some time they still struggled to see each other every day, and to see each other dating other people. I mean look at how Ross's weeding to Emily turned out!!

Then there are the ugly break-ups. I don't know much about these, but the cheating escapades you hear about and see on the likes of "Made in Chelsea" come to mind. I have only ever had one break-up and by extension have only one ex, so I don't know much about the whole break-up and make-up world, it is just something that I can't help pondering. I look at my own break-up (where safe to say I was heartbroken) and think about all the extra circumstances that went along with it, our age, the length of the relationship, my fastly deteriating health, the nature of my ex-boyfriend itself, and I can't help comparing it to other break-ups I know. And to me things don't seem to match up.

What happens if you want to be friends with your ex? And is it healthy to want to be? Can you ever truely revert back to your old relationship, or are you destined to be "Fremenies" for ever? I would love to know your thoughts on this, as I am one confuzzled gal.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

What I am listening to this Week #20


Friday, 6 June 2014

Clinique: Anti-Blemish Solution

Recently I have been having a bit of a spot nightmare. Stress and hormones have been causing spots to break out all across my forhead, with the occasional one on my nose and chin too! Usually I am pretty bad at skin care, I cleanse and moisturise every monring and night, but other than that I just leave it. I am also pretty bad at not touching and picking my spots, which of course is making them worse.

So I bring you to todays post, and sort of challenge. My Mum recently bought me the Anti-Blemish Solution Cleansing Foam- £15.50 and the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel- £20.00. I was recommended the foam as a general morning and evening cleanser and then the clinical clearing gel, which you apply twice a day to your spotty areas. The women at the Clinique counter said that I would see a definnite imporvement to my skin in 7 days. So that's the challenge. I have taken a picture of my skin before I started using the clinical gel and at the end of 7 days I shall compare the results and share them with you lovely readers. Let me know if you have tried Clinique's clinical clearing gel, and if you had, I would love to know the results!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Personalised Phone Case- Mr Nutcase

Mr Nutcase Personalised Phone Case- £14.95*

A few weeks ago I received an email from Mr Nutcase, asking whether I wanted to try out a custom phone case. I have never had a custom made case before, in fact I have only ever had one case for my iPhone since I got it, two years ago. I was extremely happy to take up the opportunity of designing my own case, as I find that they are not only stylish accesories for your phone, but add an extra layer of protection (it can't just be me who drops their phone all the time).

The website was super easy to use, and other than a little cropping customising my case was hassle free. I opted for a close up of some flowers I acquired recently, as I loved the colours and the slightly abstract quality my origional photo had. Mr Nutcase also provided me with one speedy delivery, having ordered the case Thursday morning, and receiving it on the Saturday. Quality wise I was also pretty impressed, the colours were vibrant and the case sturdy, with the slim fit providing a little less weight and chunkiness than my origional case.

So to sum up Mr Nutcase; Super easy, super speedy and pretty darn good value for money too.

And Mr Nutcase has kindly given you, my lovely readers, a 10% off discount code, Thanku10, just in case you fancy your own custom case too!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

What I am listening to this Week #19

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