Sunday, 30 December 2012

something on a sunday: what I got for christmas

It's been a little while since I last posted, obviously because it has been Christmas and I've been pretty busy. I hope I'm not the only one feeling the post-Christmas blues. I had a lovely few days but it's slightly sad to go back to normal life sometimes.

I really enjoy reading other people's posts about what they got for Christmas so I thought I'd share some of the bits I got. I have filmed a video but due to me getting a new (DSLR) camera for Christmas, I'm having trouble uploading it with my rubbish laptop, but I'm still trying my best to get it up.

As I've just said, I got a new camera for Christmas which I shared with you on my Christmas wish list and it is the Canon 600D. I'm still trying to get my head and hands around it so excuse the dark pictures, even though that is because I took them in the evening (always a bad idea).


So as you can see, the main items I got were:
(click on the items to go to the websites)
Canon EOS 600D DSLR (inc 18-55mm lens): My parents and boyfriend Dan came together to get this for me (for xmas and my 21st combined).I am loving this so far but I have been having little wobbles over it because it is such a step up from my other camera! I love the challenge of it all but I definitely wouldn't take on a DSLR too lightly. I also got a camera case and SD card to go along with it.
Pugs Not Drugs jumper: I love this slogan and I've been eyeing up these t-shirts and jumpers in Urban Outfitters for ages and my boyfriend got the hint. It's so cosy and warm!
Topshop Geek t-shirt: Again, this is another item I've been wanting for a long time and I love it. It looks great with a high waisted black skirt and my American Apparel high shine leggings.
Topshop Fleck Oversized top: I already have one of these in black and it's a staple in my wardrobe because I can put it with anything, particularly leggings. I love this speckled grey version and I've been wearing it a lot already. (outfit post feat this coming soon!)
Blog Inc book: I had asked for this and my parents got it for me. It's a really interested book by a long running design blogger and I can't wait to sit down and read it properly. It delves into many factors and tips about blogging, making it very informative and inspiring.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish: I have been wanting this for a while but didn't really want to spend £5 on nail polish remover (stingy I know). I wish I had now because it really is magic. It removes nail polish so quickly and does a good job at removing the majority of glitter polish too. In a way I think it is worth the £5 because I don't have to waste loads of cotton pads!
Soap & Glory Clean on Me, Heel Genius and Wash Your Hands of it: I had asked for more Soap & Glory bits and these were the products I got. The only one I've used so far is Clean on Me (shower lotion) and I'm already loving it.
LUSH Lip Scrub in Popcorn and LUSH Butterball bath bombs: I had also asked for some LUSH products and these are the lovely products I got. I haven't used the bombs yet but can't wait to. The lip scrub is a really lovely idea and product and I can't wait to use this more regularly.
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray: I've wanted to try Bumble & Bumble products for a long time now and I was treated to this cute little Surf Spray and I can't wait to give this a go.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum: This is my all time favourite perfume and I was so pleased to get a new bottle because my other bottle had literally just run out.
River Island via ASOS earrings: I love these earrings, they are all so cute and because I now have two ear holes, I wanted some new studs in my collection.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas post. I did get other little bits in my stocking etc and I got some money which I'm planning to spend on camera accessories and I may have made a cheeky high-end foundation purchase (post coming soon). I can't thank my family and Dan enough for spoiling me so much!
I apoligise for it being so long but I wanted to share my bits with you. Keep an eye out for lots of reviews of these bits and bobs!
Please comment with your Christmas post links or let me know what you got as I'm rather nosy!
Thanks for reading as usual.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

something on a sunday: what i've been up to

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Today is just a little picture post, showing you what I have been doing lately. A few of the pictures go back to last month but I thought I'd show you anyway!

Leading up to Christmas I've been seeing friends, eating out too much and getting festive with wrapping and decorating.

winter face | fireworks | snow | and again | girls | christmas tree | creative wrapping | obsessed with cooking |
winter wonderland | fun times | work do | new boots

I need to make sure I take more pictures when I'm doing more exciting things because I always forget.

So it's only two sleeps till Christmas eeee and I'm very excited for lots of food, family and presents (of course).

If I don't blog before, have a GREAT CHRISTMAS!

Thanks for reading as usual, I really appreciate it.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

winter wonderland.

So Christmas is fast approaching and I am getting more and more excited! I think I look forward to it more now than I did when I was little, or maybe just for different reasons. I love coming together with my family and having a lovely time eating lots of food and playing board games.

I've never been to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park before and I was determined to go this year. Me and my boyfriend decided to book ice skating because we thought if we are there, then we may aswell. I'm really glad we did because that was definately the best bit.

If I ever went again I would definitely not go the week before Christmas because it was a nightmare to be honest; I felt like I was being pushed and shoved from every direction.

My boyfriend Dan was determined to win me a giant Hello Kitty on one of those stands but I said they are such a waste of money. He persuaded me in the end and we were so lucky and actually won, without having to spend more than £5!

Here's a few snaps..

I hope you liked looking at my pictures. 
Have any of you been to Winter Wonderland and who's excited for Christmas? 

Monday, 17 December 2012

the perfect bobble hat

I have to start by apoligising for not posting yesterday, I was rather busy with family and Christmas things and I didn't want to post any old thing, just for the sake of it.

Today I went to meet my two lovely friends Sarah and Lydia and we had a lovely lunch!

I wasn't actually planning on taking outfit pictures today but I wanted to show you my new bobble hat. I've got my lovely one from Primark but I really wanted a red/burgandy one. Topshop had a lush one but I could never find it and I wasn't overly keen on spending £14. I then found this little beauty in New Look and with student discount it was a bargainous £4.50!

They have a few different colours too so check them out here.

Hat: New Look
Jacket: Miss Selfridge
Jumper: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Super Cosy Tights: Primark
Boots: Miss Selfridge
My new Super Cosy tights from Primark deserve a mention too. A lot of bloggers really recommend them in the Winter and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a pair. I'm glad I did, they are so thick and have an inner fleecy lining. I need to get another pair!
Check out a new video I've uploaded today which is a primark haul.
Thanks for reading!
Who's getting excited for Christmas now!?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

just another outfit post...

My title is so original huh?

So today I've just got a little outfit post for you. I'm starting to get mega excited about Christmas now and I'm trying to contain it so I don't get too distracted from uni work!

It's quite a simple outfit but I haven't shown you my denim/leather jacket before so I thought I would...

Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Top: All Saints
High Shine Leggings: American Apparel
Bag: Ebay
Shoes: Primark

Lipstick: No7 Gay Geranium (link)
This is also a good chance for me to show you one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment. I was really desperate to get MAC's Morange but I didn't want to spend £14 on a lipstick at the time.
I happened to go into Boots and had a No7 voucher so I was searching through their makeup and I found this little beauty. It's a lovely bright orange shade and it is so similar to MAC Morange. I will probably do a proper post which will be dedicated to this lipstick shade.
Is anybody else getting excited for Christmas yet?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

something on a sunday: feeling festive

My favourite hat: Primark
Christmas jumper: Primark
(this was taken before my new hair)

Hi everyone!
So I do apoligise for posting so late but I've been a bit silly today. Basically (as I have said before) I have two (3500 word) essays due in at the end of this coming week so I've been rather stressed out lately...which has actually resulted in me getting a cold.

Today I had all day to be doing essays but what did I do?
I went and chose a Christmas tree with my parents, helped my mum decorate it and the rest of the house. I carried on with my festive mood by wrapping presents but suddenly started feeling guilty that I hadn't done any essay.

For the last few hours I've been back to essay writing and I must carry on, but I feel like I'm going to fall asleep on my laptop...not fun.

Anyway I thought I would share this rather silly festive picture of me which was meant to be part of my Primark haul video but I haven't had enough time to upload it yet. I've also given you a little peak at our Christmas tree. We aren't those perfectionist Christmas decorators, so it doesn't look like shop window material but we love it nonetheless!

I hope you are beginning to get festive like me and aren't being dragged down by uni work!

I can't wait for uni to be over this week so I can start blogging properly again and start getting really excited for Christmas.
That's enough rambling for me today...thanks for reading as always!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

something on a sunday: my weekend outfit

So this weekend I have managed to get away from uni stress and went to my gorgeous friend Megan's (Meg's Budget Boutique) birthday weekend. It involved a five hour journey (train and coach) each way to get there, which was the slight downfall but my friend Lydia was my much needed travel companion.

I had a lovely time, seeing my 'besties' and we had such a laugh. I thought I would show you what I wore on Saturday night when we went out. I really like this blue velvet skater dress but I wanted to add a collar, so with some lace and my mum's brilliant skills, I enhanced the dress with a cute peter pan collar!

Dress: New Look
Boots: ASOS
Bag: Topshop

My beautiful girls.
Emma, Moi, Lydia and Megan
(excuse the tipsy pouts)

I had a lovely weekend but now I have to crack on with horrible uni essays before I break up for Christmas.

Did you all have good weekends and who else likes to alter clothes like me?


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