Thursday, 26 November 2015

Throwback Thursday: Embarrassing Pictures

We all love a good throwback, well I know I do anyway. What I love most about throwbacks is seeing how much I've changed over the years and wow there are so many embarrassing pictures. I look back and think why did I put so much make-up on? Why did I did I have duck lips? Why did I edit all of my pictures so much? But I also think wow, I've changed into a beautiful young lady and my past 'mistakes' make me the lady I am today!  

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

University Student Chrismas Gift Ideas

It's Christmas in 31 sleeps and I'm getting excited! I'm like a small child when it comes to Christmas. I love how magical Christmas feels with all the decorations and everyone's a little more cheery, I'm looking forward to Winter Wonderland, Christmas songs at work and wearing my Christmas jumpers/hair accessories. 
As some of you may know I'm in my third (and final) year at university, I'm currently doing my dissertation and I can't wait to finish my course in April, it's been a drag this year already and I'm only 8 weeks into the term. 
When it comes to birthdays and Christmas my mum has always be one of them people that gets me practical gifts. She knows me so well and doesn't bother getting me things that I don't need/ won't use. I'd rather a new suitcase knowing I'm going on loads of holidays than something useless that will sit in my room and gather dust. It got me thinking, what do I need for Christmas? What do students need for Christmas?

Here are my gift ideas for students

Monday, 23 November 2015

OOTD: I'm Limited Edition

I love a good slogan top, I live and breath them, especially if they have something funny and witty on them and today I decided to team up a slogan vest top from Simply Be with my blue Yours jeggings and my Nike AF1 trainers, I'll of course be wearing my new thick coat when I go out.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Online Avenue: Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes

Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes*
 It's been a long, boring week for me filled with assignments, illness and cold weather but I am super excited today as I have total shoe porn for you this morning! 
 On Wednesday I got home from a stressful day at university to these beautiful Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes* from Online Avenue! I was like a child at Christmas and couldn't wait to get them out of the box and when I did I fell in love with them! Online Avenue actually made my day.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Benefit Brow Zings vs Sleek Brow Kit

I've wrote so many times throughout the years how much I adore Benefit's Brow Zings, I swear by it, actually scratch that I swore by it until I got hold of this beautiful dupe made by Sleek. Sleek's brow kit is identical to Benefit's Brow Zings, it has the wax, powder and tools which are all identical but Sleek have a lot more shades and more than half the price! If I didn't allow you to see the outside packaging you wouldn't be able to see the difference between the two.
Why didn't I find it sooner!?

Monday, 16 November 2015

OOTD: J'adore Paris

Today is pretty cold here in London but I'm at home pretty much all day and instead of hanging out in my PJs, feeling all messy I decided to lift my mood a little bit by getting dressed. I wanted to stay comfy as I'll only be leaving the house for about 10 minutes, I decided to wear a baggy slogan t-shirt and leggings. I have so many assignments to write I wouldn't want to be all stuffy in a big jumper or uncomfortable/restricted in jeans.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Pixi Beauty: Charcoal Celebration Review

In my goodie bag from my visit to ASOS back in August {post} I was lucky enough to get a Pixi nail varnish. I had never used anything Pixi before and had heard of them maybe a handful of times online. I was super excited to try out the varnish and see if I'd fall in love with a new nail varnish brand. I have to say I was a little disappointed

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Wanderlust: Updated Travel Bucket List

Macbook Pro with passport on table showing travel quote
Travel is a massive part of my life, I couldn't imagine a life stuck in London, not seeing the world.
I've been to so many amazing countries over the years and if you're a reader of my blog you'd know I recently ticked Iceland off my travel bucket list and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I wanted to update My Travel Bucket List which I wrote back in April and share a few of the other countries on my bucket list and explain them a little more.

Monday, 2 November 2015

New Lens: SIGMA 70-300 mm review

Unopened box of SIGMA lens 70-300mm
I've been looking for a new lens since I got my Nikon camera but after I got a massive scratch on my main 18mm - 55mm lens while I was photographing the Northern Lights in Reykjavik I knew it was time to finally buy one. I knew I wanted something between 50mm and 300mm for long distance shots as I have a few things planned in my head and I know I'd need a telephoto zoom lens. 
I spotted this one online and couldn't wait for it to come!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Poundland Nail Varnish Review

Before I went on holiday I wrote about my recent visit to Poundland and how I found some beautiful shades of varnish for only £1 {here}. I've been so busy with university and work and I've also been pretty ill the last week so I've not got around to sharing my thoughts about the varnishes. I'm sorry for the delay but here are my thoughts.

Friday, 23 October 2015

MAC Vamplify Lip Gloss - Suggestive Review and Giveaway

I'm a massive fan of MAC Cosmetics, a little biased most of the time as they're my favourite brand so when I was at the airport during my recent trip I couldn't resist visiting the MAC counter to get a little discount. I didn't initially go to find a lipgloss, I wanted to replace my Russian Red lipstick but I spotted the NEW MAC Vamplify and had to pick it up! I wasn't sure I'd like it very much as I'm more of a matte lipstick type of girl but I fell in love instantly.
The gloss has an extremely creamy texture and feels very moisturising on the lips, at first I found it a little heavy but the more I use it the more I love it and become used to the heavy feeling. The doe foot applicator is perfect for a flawless finish. Every time I've worn it I've not used a liner as I don't have a shade that matches close enough but I'd recommend it to help keep the shape of the gloss as after a few drinks it bleeds a little. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

OOTD: Yours Clothing NYC Tracksuit

I don't think I've worn a tracksuit in at least 6 years, it could even be longer, I'm more of a leggings, jeggings or jeans with a baggy tee or jumper girl but when I spotted this I just had to pick it up! I've actually not jumped on the co-ords bandwagon either so the fact I've got this tracksuit that has match bottoms and tops really does surprise me.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Dorothy Perkins Curve Wish List

I'm not sure if you're aware but Dorothy Perkins now have a curve range going up to sizes 28!! Isn't it amazing when brands finally start to do a proper range of sizes? It's a shame they don't go up to a size 32 but 28 is a start. At the moment there is only 45 items and I'm unsure if they'll be in their high street stores but I'm sure over time they'll expand and keep us updated.

I've always loved Dorothy Perkins, but they can be a little overpriced, I have a few dresses and they're such high quality and when DP have a sale, boy do they have a sale! I remember getting my dresses so cheap that I got them in every colour they had, this must have been 18 months ago and the dresses still look brand new. I also got my 21st birthday dress from DP and now I've lost a little bit of weight it looks even better! 

For an added bonus DP currently have a two day 25% off sale and their DP Curve collection is in it!

Monday, 5 October 2015

OOTD: Plus Size Ripped Jeans

I've been wanting ripped jeans for so long it's unreal, they've been on trend for a while now but it seems to be so hard to find ripped jeans in plus sizes, I mean you can find some but they're so overpriced or not ripped very well. I got a pair of Jeggings from Yours Clothing but unless you're 5'7 the rip isn't exactly in the correct place and you can't tell they're ripped unless your knees are bent. I found some on Boohoo+ {here}, ASOS {here} and MissGuided+ {here} but they're all expensive or not the rips I'm looking for. I was having a look in my local H&M who do plus size and I came across these beauties.