Friday, 28 September 2012

Hey, what's going on? (8)

Hi guys!! :D

First of all, I apologise for my lack of posts I know it's been over a week since my last one. As I said in my OOTN post I was going to be starting university soon and the next couple of weeks would be hectic, well they were. Me being me I left everything to the last minute and was in a mad rush to get packed and sorted out. Despite that moving in was very smooth and I got settled in very quickly (even though I haven't finished unpacking yet...) I absolutely love my new place! I moved in with some girls on my course and it's only been our first week back but we're already having a really good time.

I started lectures on Monday (24/09) so I am officially a second year student! I honestly can't believe that I will be starting my final year next year. Time has gone so fast, I don't even know what to do with myself lol. My modules are looking very interesting and I can't wait to get stuck in. I made a promise to myself to try really hard this year as it counts (the first year doesn't usually count towards the final degree). Last year I made a habit of leaving work to the last minute and the stress was awful. I've learned my lesson and I won't be doing that again, trust me!

Well, that's about it for now. I'll try to update as often as I can and keep you posted on what's going on with me. Or you can follow me on Twitter and Tumblr, I'm always updating on there! Links at the side :)
I hope you're all well xo

P.S. I loved that bag in my recent New In post so much that I got it in green ;D


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

5 Day Challenge - Three

FIVE randon facts about yourself
FOUR of your favourite songs
THREE of your favourite films
describe TWO of your favourite memories
ONE wish/thing you would change about your life
 
Again this was hard to narrow down, but not as hard as my favourite songs. The first two came to mind without a doubt, but I had a little help from my sister for the last one. I've also included some iconic/my favourite quote from each film.
 
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get..."
1. Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks is hands down one of my favourite actors. He's so diverse; he does comedy; Big, serious films Castaway & Philadelphia and romance; You've Got Mail. This, however is my all time favourite film of his. I've loved it for as long as I can remember. I love the way they incorporate actually pieces of history into the film.
 
 
"Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down..."
2. Mary Poppins
Another film I've loved for as long as I can remember. I get so excited when Christmas and Easter comes around because I know they'll be showing this film.  Whenever I watch it, it makes me really happy. I know the words to most (if not all) the songs. For a long time I actually thought Dick Van Dyke's British accent was real, lol. I thought it was really good! I'm a big fan of Julie Andrews, she's a beautiful woman with an amazing voice (I also love The Sound of Music).
 
 
"Rollin' with the homies..."
3. Clueless
I haven't met anyone that has watched this film and didn't like it. And if you haven't seen it, I suggest you do. I love the fashion, the way they talk... Every time I watch it it takes me back to the 90's, making me wish I was old enough to really enjoy the decade. This film comes on TV more regularly than the other two and I watch it every time.


What's funny is I don't actually own any of these films on DVD. I just wait for them to come on TV; it's the anticipation that makes me love them even more. For some reason I'd rather that, than having them readily available to watch whenever I want... Weird, I know.
 *All images taken from Google

xo

Monday, 17 September 2012

New In: Primark, Asos & New Look

 
I went out during the week to buy some back-to-uni items, and bought a couple things that caught my eye (the jumper I actually bought a couple weeks ago but I wanted to share it).
 
 Green stitch detail jumper - ASOS / Guns 'n' Roses vest - Primark
 
The jumper is really light so a vest or bandeau would definitely need to be worn underneath it. I like it because it's light enough to be worn when the weather is warm and can be layered for when it's cooler. I love tops that have the Guns 'n' Roses logo on it because I think it makes for a really nice casual look. I already have a Guns 'n' Roses top, which can be seen in my festival ootd.
 
Brown side bag - Primark / White Plimsoles - New Look
 
I love brown bags! I have quite a few which I showed in a previous post. I love how they go with so many outfits and can really bring an outfit together. Primark also has this bag in burgundy, black and green. They all look so nice and for £4 I think I might be tempted to buy another ;) These plimsolses were a must as my current pair have taken a turn for the worst! I wear them when I don't want to wear my Converses or Vans but don't want to wear shoes.
 
These pieces will definitely be added to my uni/everyday wardrobe and will be making appearances here on future ootd's xo

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

5 Day Challenge - Four

I'm back with number four!

FIVE randon facts about yourself
FOUR of your favourite songs
THREE of your favourite films
describe TWO of your favourite memories
ONE wish/thing you would change about your life
 
This one was really hard for me! I feel like I'm cheating on every other song by just picking four lol. I love music and to choose only four out of all the songs I love was difficult, but I managed to do it :) The first three are songs I've loved for a very long time, and number four is my recent favourite (surprisingly they're all men...)
 
  1. Usher - Bad Girl
  2. This is actually the most played song on my iPod. I've been a fan of Usher for a long time, he's so talented and not to mention sexy ;) This song comes from the Confessions album which is just incredible! Whenever I hear it it makes me want to start dancing, and any song that can do that is in my good books.

    
  3. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
  4. I love Ne-Yo! Words cannot even describe. If you ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you the same. I adore his first three albums and this song is from his third one, Year of the Gentlemen. I love that the video is filled with woman and has cameos from Trey Songz, Lauren London, Keri Hilson and Gabrielle Union. I'd like to think of myself as an independent woman so I see this song as my anthem :)

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  5. Backstreet Boys - I'll Never Break Your Heart
  6. I'm not ashamed to admit it, I LOVE the Backstreet Boys! :D My love for them started because of my sister and grew because of the countless number of hits they had. The lyrics for this song are so sweet, and I know them word-for-word :) This song is from the self-titled album Backstreet Boys.

    
  7. Flavour - Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)
  8. Some of you may not know this one. It's a Nigerian song, with some of the lyrics in my Native language, Igbo. It's a remix from the original which was realised in the 70's (I think...) It's so catchy and definitely an African party favourite.
     
I was going to put a Michael Jackson song, but I couldn't just pick one!
*All images taken from Google

xo

Monday, 10 September 2012

5 Day Challenge - Five

Hi guys!

I got this tag from Ayaan from Style Sincerity. I haven't done a tag in a while and thought this one was quite interesting, so I decided to do it :)

FIVE random facts about yourself
FOUR of your favourite songs
THREE of your favourite films
describe TWO of your favourite memories
ONE wish/thing you would change about your life
  1. The sound of helicopters makes me really nervous.
  2. I'm not a morning person... at all!
  3. I'm a hoarder. I have so many things that I haven't used/don't need but I can't bring myself to throw them away.
  4. I'm terrified of spiders!
  5. I don't like onions.
Let me know if you do it too! xo

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Beauty Basics | Updated skin routine



Hello :)

This post, as the title says, is my updated skin routine and it's also a 2 month review of the St. Ives Naturally Clear facial scrub that I showed in my previous Beauty Basics post, here. I use the scrub every other day, because I think using it everyday would be too harsh on my face. On the days I don't use it I use my Simple facial wash, which is more gentle on my face and acts as a good balance.
I apply them in circular motions on my face and neck, obviously avoiding my eyes. The scrub smells amazing and I believe does a really good job. I've noticed that my face is clearer and a lot smoother :)

St. Ives Naturally Clear

Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

Palmer's Cocoa Butter with SPF 15

Also, this summer I've started using Palmer's Cocoa Butter with SPF 15. It's a lot easier than apply a moisturiser and then putting sun block on top (and it smells nice!) I think that we should always protect our skin during and after summer, because even though the sun is not shining as much it's still there. With this cream you have to make sure you blend it in properly, as with most sun blocks, or it looks like you have a kind of tinge to your skin.

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

I've included the Simple Kind to Skin Cleasnsing Facial Wipes. It's not something I use everyday, mainly just when I need to remove makeup. They do a really good job and leave my skin feeling really soft afterwards. It's also good at removing waterproof mascara, which is always a plus!

xo

Sunday, 2 September 2012

OOTN | Black & Leopard

Hey guys!

I honestly can't believe it's September already. I feel like I've barely had a summer and it's already over. I'll be going back to uni and moving into my new place in about 2 weeks, so these next couple of weeks are going to be hectic.

But anyway, yesterday I met up with a few of my friends for a night out in Camden. We started out at The Ice Wharf and ended up at The Cuban. I had a really great time! Whenever I get together with my friends it's always good times. As I said before, we're all getting ready to go back to uni so we're trying to spend a much time together as possible. Despite the fact we're scattered at different universities we always manage to keep in touch, which is great :)

For my outfit I decided to wear some new pieces that I bought recently; my hat leggings and shoes. I went with something really casual because I knew we were going to be moving around a lot. I was in the mood to wear all black but I thought I'd shake it up and pair the outfit with my new leopard print pumps, silver jewellery and red lips. I'm sure we're all aware that leopard print is a key look for A/W so I was really happy when I found these shoes.




 Was not ready for this picture lol

Hat: H&M
Blazer: H&M
Vest: H&M
Leather-look leggings: Topshop
Leopard print shoes: New Look
Jewellery: Kukee

Lips: Vamp by Sleek
Nails: Times Square by NYC

xo
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