Sunday, 30 June 2013


So. whilst I've been packing up my room to move home from uni, I re-found this adorable little ring set. and I love it. I really love it, but I bought it knowing it was going to be too big for me and it has had no wear out of me, for fear it may fall off and be lost forever :(

THEREFORE! I decided I wanted to give it to someone, rather than just donate it to a charity shop - because I want to know it's going to a happy home :) I think the set is a size medium. I am going to make it a worldwide giveaway, as this ring set really does need a good home and I also get sad when I can't enter giveaways!

The rings look gold but I highly doubt they are!

Good luck! 

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Weekly Roundup #36

I have had another good week, as I've been making the most of my last few days in my big city! I started out my week making popcorn on the hob - the old fashioned and best way.. without a proper lid ahaha.

I started packing with just one box.. that has now grown

I had a farewell dinner with Jess and Eley :) we had amaretto tea and blondies

I/Mum bought me some new skirts from a humorous charity shop (thanks mum!)

A friend visited for a day in my little area - 
a whole separate post on this else this post will never end haha

Rosi and I went to another little independent cinema to see man of steel 
(I love how cheap these are compared to the big chains!!)

I met my boss in town and we went to yo sushi for lunch (both addicted!) 
I bought a new lipstick (had a voucher) and a lovely necklace from New Look (£4!!)

A day out with my God mother - again, another post needed! and dinner with Rosi
Dinner at Theana's with Harriet - Homemade Gyros, incredible!

My beautiful flowers from Michael :)

Crushing on dream houses

It's been a lovely week filled with lots of friends and good fun. As sad as I will be to leave all my friends behind, I'm definitely ready to go home for a long while. I'm going to be redecorating my room so expect a post about that too!

Friday, 28 June 2013


I have had THE best day. and I want it documented. forever.

  1. I had a really good dissertation meeting and he said some really nice (and exciting) things about my work, which is always nice to hear.
  2. I met Rosi and my God mum and we had a good catch up whilst looking round a few galleries
  3. I had dinner and a rather long catch up with Theana and Harriet (homemade gyros, delicious) 
  4. I helped some really funny and friendly strangers (both to myself and my city) find a club they'd spent a lot on tickets for but couldn't find/ 
  5. came home to BEAUTIFUL flowers (all my favourites) from my incredddddible boyfriend, all the way from Afghanistan. No I'm kidding, it was from a shop up the road. But he ordered them from Afghan, haha. Just for our anniversary. What a keeper. 
  6. I also had a letter from my great nana which was lovely to receive :)
I have no idea how I'm going to top it but that's okay - it'd been one of a kind :D

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Denim Cover

Another item I nabbed in the clothes swap was this denim shirt that Harriet used as a jacket, I think I'm gona use it in the same way - I can see myself taking it to the beach for an extra layer when that evening breeze kicks in. It's big enough to wrap around you a bit so I think it'll look cute.. what do you reckon?


I like that it's light denim, I don't have anything light denim! 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Nails #11 Ombre

No, my hair is not going to be some bright shade of ginger and auburn.. I mean my nails! I had so much fun trying this technique out. I tried it once before by doing just the nail varnish on the make up sponge, but that was very very thin, so like a good student I research it some more and figured out that people do one colour first, so I chose the pink, and then still do both the colours on the make up sponge to make sure it blends nicely. 

Of course I got better as it as I went along, so I'd rather not show you my right hand, haha! But I am very glad I tried this colour combination, as I wasn't a fan of the orange just by itself, so now I don't need to throw it away! Hooray! and I will definitely be trying this out with more combinations, because I love looking down at my nails and seeing how pretty they are :D

Have you tried this? What technique do you use?

Monday, 24 June 2013


Expect a couple upcoming outfit posts as my friends have been uber generous, gone through their wardrobe of clothes to get rid of and donated them to meeee! I have done the same (it's more like a clothes swap tbh - Harriet's going to be reading this a going, I didn't get any of your clothes, nope you're right, mine went to Gem!) and we all have lovely new items to style. Today I am showing you something from Harriet, which I loveeee and was so sad for her that she was getting rid. It's a pink top from topshop...


Forgot to crop my mirror out of the photos - please forgive me! But yes, it's super beautiful. Definitely gona be my new favourite thing :D

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Weekly Roundup #35

It's a long one this week.. I'm pretty sure it's more than one week too! Oh well, more to share :)

Out for lunch with Gem, finished with a bubblegum ice lolly
Dinner cooked by Rosi - Chicken with feta, sun dried tomatoes, tabbouleh and rocket salad

Hanging out with Rosi in our 2nd favourite cafe
having a rabbit pie!
Long long post...

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Seeing Spots

My last item (I think?) from the clothes swap is a crop top from Gemma, my boss. It's cute, but I have not figured it out yet. I thought at the very least I could wear it to the beach (again? how often am I planning being at the beach?!) and using it as a quick cover up. but I also think it could go nicely with night-out attire and a black body con skirt.. hmm, who knows. I will have to wait and see what events are thrown at me!

It's a cute top but I'm not sure how 'me' it is, so again.. we'll have to see how it goes!

Project Pan #3 haircare edition

Following the previous successful project pan posts here and here, I have another one to share with you. This time there's lots of hair care products to share, which doesn't surprise me at all!

Bastiste dry shampoo
I couldn't live without this stuff. I don't know what I did before it, honest. As I mentioned in the first project pan post, I have very thin hair and even if I touch it like 5 times in one day I can make it greasy. Which is a pain, especially because I like having my hair played with. I use it daily and I have already repurchased it. I just wish it was so blooming expensive, because the own-brands really don't match up.
Would I buy it again? For sure.

TRESemme Iron Style and Hold
this one is cheating because it's not quite finished yet, but it's pretty much there. I love this heat protection spray more than the GHD one featured on the last post, because it smells amazing. Similar to the GHD one, it isn't too much for my hair, it doesn't make it droop or feel icky, it's just great.
Would I buy it again? Yes. 

Argan Oil Conditioner
This conditioner, I have to admit, was from the 99p store. It had Argan oil in it so I wanted to try it (everyone is raving about it!) but yes, as you would expect, it wasn't that great from the 99p store. It smelt nice and it did make my hair tamer but I couldn't see much conditioning treatment to it.
Would I buy it again? No

Toni&Guy Nourish Conditioner for Damaged Hair
This was a great product, I also had the matching shampoo. When using them together I really noticed a difference in my hair, it was so much shinier, less frizzy and just generally treated better. I liked the smell but I reckon it could put some people off - it reminded me of Cardamon.
Would I buy it again? Yes if it was in a deal.. but I'd like to try different products. 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
I love Aussie - not all aussie, but definitely this. I love aussie mainly for it's scent. This makes your hair smell like bubblegum and that makes me very very happy. It does make a bit of a difference to my hair but not enough for the price tag. I think in future I'll just stick to buying the single sachet's when they're on offer. 
Would I buy again? Probably.. I'm a sucker for the smell. 

So yes, I think that is enough for this project pan post - I am flyyyyying through these products which makes me a happy bunny. I am moving out soon and definitely don't have enough room for odds and ends. Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Did you agree or disagree?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Knobbly Knees.

I have been helping my boss clean out her closet and drawers of old things that she no longer wants or needs. I love getting organised and her room looks so much better for it! It also means I get first dibs on her clothes ;) It got me thinking though, and meant I ended up looking at my belongings and deciding if I needed everything I have. Especially seeing as I am moving home soon and I'm sure it won't all fit in my car.. So yes. I decided to get rid of some clothes, and on the pile was a pair of bootcut jeans that made me feel fat. I don't need this jeans, but I do need a new pair or shorts. Therefore, I went Edward-scissor-hands on them, and chopped away. I plan on making them a lot prettier - finishing up the stitching and perhaps even embroidering or generally customising them, but for now they are suitable :) 


I've tried doing something like this before and cutting too short too early, so I went in stages (as you would when cutting a fringe) to make sure I didn't over do it! They're fine, not particularly amazing at the moment but a work in progress.

I'm sorry I've been AWOL - I've been taking a bit of time to recooperate from missing Michael, the long interview trip and working long days. I need to crack on with my essay too so I have no idea when the next post will be, and for that I'm very sorry. Please bear with me.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Interview Trip

The interview didn't go well at all in my opinion, I haven't heard back yet but you know when you just know? Yes, I could have a better outlook, but... in my heart I know. and I'm fine with that - I wouldn't be talking about it now if I was distraught, it's fine. I know what to work on to make it better and I know how to prepare for next time :) Onto the trip as a whole though..

I got up at 6.45, got the bus at 7.20, got the train at 8.11 and travelled backwards until 1.20pm. Then they asked to push my interview back to 3pm rather than 2, so dad and I sat around with a cuppa having a quick catch up.

there was a ramp at the station! kept at the station! I was impressed by this, and very pleased.
Carrying my dress on the hanger- the careers adviser told me to and I felt silly the entire way. 

the obligatory tea and note-reading (supplied by Theana, thank you!)
and then the rest of the day became a blur, so here were dinners drinks too - fun twisty straw. 
almost stole it for Michael but I don't think he would have liked that it was pre used haha

Such a busy couple of days, but I had a lovely time catching up with my parents and a nice sleep in a comfy bed, so there are no complaints my end!