New ring and super busy argh!

I ave had like 3 great blogs planned and no tines. I miss everyone! 3 projects that I’m involved with are close to ending in the next couple of weeks and I am now officially the secretary of Frag!  Had to give a speak and get elected and everything. I lost the election by one vote. But the commity wanted me so much they decided to create a role for me that would be perfect for my skill set. I was so touched by that. It’s student elections text week and I’m on heading a campaign team for one of the slates so that’s hard work. And the literature festival os on the cusp of kicking off.

But in the mitst of all of this I managed to nip in to miss Selfridges and picked up this fabulous ring.

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Isn’t it fabulous?

Review time! L’Oreal CC creams

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CC creams. Like BB creams but not. I really wanted to be like “wow this is awesome” or like “oh this was so rubbish” and I just feel like “oh, this went on my face”

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At 9.99 a pop I wasn’t going to buy all 3. But I figured that I’d get two and give one too to my nanny because she never buys anything  for herself ever and I know for a fact she is almost out of tinted moisturiser. The lovely lady. I went for anti-dullness, which is a lilac hue and anti-redness which is greenish.  Anti-dullness claims to

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So it says it’s going to make you less dull (in the face. If you wanting something fir your personality this isn’t the review for you… -bitchy chuckle to self-). Anti redness say is can

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So get red of redness…
Both are promising to give perfect, fresh dewy even skin tones and 24 hour hydration WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE.  Plus it contains an  SPF 12, which is wierd because I though SPF only come in multiples of five… I also use 30 on holiday and I have only been sunburnt once because I was all like I don’t want it I want to tan and I was fine till I suddenly wasn’t… AND OH THE AGONY. NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN. I LOVE YOU SUNCREAM

anywaaaaay.  L’Oreal CC Creams.

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They come out all watery and coloured, there are little foundation capsules in there that pop on blending.
As so

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As you can see they are a fair bit darker than I am. Haha my hand looks like a swollen Frankenstein hand and it’s did red from told and my watch mark. I’m going to send thus to my friend who is like scared of hand photos, people are freaky. I KEEP GOING OFF TRACK. As you can see anti redness is showing up more green than anti dullness though both are a bit of a strange hue,  though I am using quite a lot on one area…

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Here I am sans foundation

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It all squirted out so fast,  this was a bit too much for full face coverage

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And here I am with anti dullness on. I am still looking a little rosey but it’s actually quite nice. I definitely prefer the feel of it too my current bb cream and the coverage is better. I like the dewy(ish) finish and it feels fine and light on the skin, though no more so than my bougoius healthy mix serum (my go to summer foundation, it’s lovely and smells devine)

Then I wiped it all off… waster

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And put on the anti redness cc cream. I did feel that this left me a little green but I think that might be my poor lighting and paranoia of looking like a half transformed version of Fiona from shrek. I did feel like this wasn’t as soft as the anti dullness cream some how, but that it did cover more of the redness in my chin. I’m not sure if you can tell.

All in all I think these are okay, maybe a little too dark/oranges for my skin tone but I am tres pale.  I do think they will be going in to my save for summer make up but will use them up. All in all I have no strong feelings. Bummer.

OOTD + ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EXCITING

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I love this dress from Dorothy Perkins. It’s easy to wear a lovely elephant grey. I bought in the summer sale for £14 and have worn it about 30 times since so that’s like 40p a wear. My math is incredible right. I like working out how much stuff costs per wear. It makes me not feel bad for stuff.
This jumper is my grandad. I also have one in a green colour. It’s actually way way longer but I tuck it up. Living with grandparents has many perks

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No foundation! Clarins moisturizer and no7 primer do wonders for my face. I have my fave illamasqua eyeliner in havoc. The colour is perfect for my hazel/greenish (/orange) eyes. And a Ted baker lipgloss.

I fell asleep with my hair in a freaky bun thing last night and am trying to have a no wash no heat few days so I formed it in to a quiff and tied my lovely vintag horsey silk scarf all around it.

Now I’m off to FRAG. So I can beat my boy at soul caliber.

FOTD + hair plans + in need of advice

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I failed my lent promise. I have been feeling rubbish lately. University is stressful, I think I have put a little too much on my plate.

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And my answer to it all, at least for today, was my topshop beguiled lipstick and a good helping of eyeliner. (Though I avoided a smokey eye and heavy face make up, still trying) And I felt much better.

I spent a lovely afternoon with my ladies. We made fajitas and watched the Brits. I was very happy that Ben Howard and mumford and sons had a had night. I was upset with Taylor swift, I love you girly but clothes? Keep then on you beautiful lady. She is wonderful though I won’t let anyone be mean about little old swifler.

It’s 2 of my closet friends birthdays this weekend and I am as usual going to be the hair and make up lady. Which honestly is the highlight of my drinking life. I am having a body hating week. I don’t know why I think is in conjunction to uni and family stuff.
My friend Anya, who is the birthday girl is a beautiful, half black half indian lady and she has AMAZING but unruly hair as a result. So for her birthday we (me) are going to for something fun either it rather that tame in in to little bun or straighten the hell out if it. We are thinking an Emeli Sande style reto quiff

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my first quick self attempt. Though Anyas hair is far thicker and curlier than mine

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I actually really love this look…
I might have another go at it myself one-time when I am having a limp hair day.

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Or a lianne la havas side bun. My love for that lady is so huge. She is just so talented send beautiful. I think she is without a doubt deserving of style icon status. everyone should by her album. EVERYONE.

If anyone has any tips in styling almost afro kind of hair let me know please. I really want to do a good job. Anya is such a wonderful lady.

Oh and I totally made the print on this shirt.

OOTD + ebay + Silk

I have a problem, some may call it an addiction, but I would go that far, to Ebay. I know they say there are no bargains left on Ebay, but at 7:30 in the morning, there might be a few. Its 4, YES FOUR, of my closest friends birthdays coming up, 2 of them having a 21st. So we are all chipping in for the others present, and my gosh its stressful  somehow i always manage to be the idiot that pays for everything, and then no one ever gives me back the money. AND I don’t even get the credit. I should though, present buying is something I have developed a major talent for.

So anyway, I snapped up a gorgeous 1950’s silver set sapphire ring this morning for just 16 pound. How good is that?!? idiots letting things finish when there is only the dedicated alarm setting ebayer up. So that’s one of the girlies done. and the other is having a handpicked selection of vintage charms, bidding on these babies all day has driven me to tears.

I don’t even know if I should be saying this because I’m pretty sure that at least one of them reads my blog….

I’m trying to quit heavy daily make up for lent, I just want to let my freckles come out for spring and actually not feel naked without spending for ever on my face. I don’t think i could altogether quit make up because I really love it. but for 40 days and 40 nights, its bbcream or tinted moisturizer for me, no more red lip stick and not even any eyeliner. so far its been going okay, I feel a little exposed, but it isn’t as horrible as i thought it was going to be. I honestly think that I am adjusting to seeing myself sans slap, at first I was all “I’m so blotchy, my eyes are strange” but they are not.

Day 1. no make up.

This is Charly, she is my ebay buddy, and my blanket partner for film night that my boyfriend doesnt want to come too. She buys me Shakkes but steals my rings.

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Day 2. No make up, I didn’t take  proper picture, so this is my “me and teddy are so sad that you didn’t invite us to your workover” face.

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Day 3. No makeup. I definitely feel like my skin is cleaner, my face feels softer, but I sure miss being able to hide the bags under my eyes from not sleeping enough. (Ebay’s fault)

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ANYWAY.

Man, this is a long post….

this is what I wore. though I did change my tights through the day because I spilt a “Mango Melody” down one pair. oops.

This coat cost me £3 pounds from AgeUK its bloody beautiful. And my doctors bag (now laptop and book bag) was also £3 pounds from AgeUK, the same day I got it I also bought a little blue vintage suitcase that stores all my copies of Wuthering Heights. Infact I think all my outfit, minus my dress and scarf and shoes(which where £10 in last years office sale) cost 3 pounds… I have a 3 pound shopping habit.

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I love this Barry M Colour, its one of the older “gelly” varnishes AND its called Prickly Pear, which I love, because Jungle Book.

I started of with a lovely caviar accent nail, but I love picking off the beads so not much later on, I had destroyed my nails, and had a quick repaint before going to the Library (on a sunday, dedication). The only polish I had at my boyfriends was this lovely soft, minty green from Claires that has now been discontinued, which is a shame because it is a great polish.

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My Rabbit watch has stopped! I still wear it though, I only bought it in November, though it was only £15 pounds from fab.com, I am a little disappointed. I still love it though, people are always commenting on how sweet it is.  I also wore pretty much every ring I could fine in my “stuff” draw at Dan’s. He tidied the other day and found so much of my jewelry. I think all but the huge black (M&S!!!) one are from topshop.

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Blog overload much.

Oh and have any of you heard of this website? Weave Silk? its honestly one of the most beautiful things on the internet. So simple and artist and creative, I have been on it for about 2 hours….

http://new.weavesilk.com/?xgyz

 

FOTD + Street fighter and soya milkshake

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make up with out make up brushes os very hard work.
if I could be bothered I would write a poem intitled an ode to mac. but I can’t because I’m super busy sat in the su. getting angry I lost the street fighter tournament. but it’s okay the guy that’s winning is super good at it.
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I just wanted to tell you all that I’m in love with Shake. as a lactose intolerant lady milkshake especially icecreamy milkshake is something I really really miss.

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and yes I know there is a sknickers in there and I spent yesterday eating chocolate. but I can handle a little bit.

what a wonderful day.

OOTD + Valentine’s

I love Valentine’s I love all days that involve special things, like birthdays and Christmas and Easter.
I was in uni alllll day until five and I was super excited just to get to my boyfriend and start being soppy.

to uni I wore my favorite jumper ever that I picked up from ageUK for £3! £3 guys! and I have worn it like 30 times since that’s like 10p per wear. exactly, greatest jumper ever. and I did a super flicky eyeliner ee with a soft pink in my crease

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for my celebrating I was having a major what to wear fit. because what do you wear for Valentine’s lazerquest?

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so I picked this red velvet topshop skater, that has been diyed with lace to add an extra inch to the skirt and I sewed roses round the neckline because I wanted to and my grandad cashmere grey cardy.  I wore it with my thinnest leggings WHICH I NEVER EVER DO BECAUSE LEGGINGS AND DRESSES IS WIERD. I don’t know why I feel this way I just do. but I did this because I knew I would be jumping about like a fool. and topped it off with my red primark boots that have lasted me forever. this isnt from yesterday I just thought you might like to see them in all there glory.

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upside down Valentine’s face. I just did a simple brown eye with a flick and wore my Kate for rimmel 110 lip stick. it doesn’t look it here but it’s more of a orange tone than what I usually go for. I really love it though.

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this is us being awesome together watching tv.

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and our lovingly addressed cards. he likes to call me crabby toll because apparently I walk up stairs like Gollum crawling out of a lake. and I do, on all fours if no one is looking. p.s I know that Gollum isn’t a troll.

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and my chocolates

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and my love panda.

spoilt rotten much.

oh and charly and I had a lovely dinner date at lunch time too.

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my friends are so romantic

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FOTD + nail varnish + pulling awful faces.

Heeeey Mrs blog, I have missed you. I’m sorry I left you I have just been too busy for words. and now looking back I feel like I have accomplished well….. nothing

I have gone crazy over nail varnish.
not just fond. like crazy crazy crazy. like one floor over the cuckoo’s nest crazy. like it’s a funny story crazy.

here are some pictures

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I am in love with Barry M and I don’t care who knows it.
so today being the lunch of there new textured nail colour I rushed out facing the snow

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to get one, but instead of one I got 3. not bad you might say but it was 3 out of four. I’m sorry yellow you just are not my friend…

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and I’m in love.

I also picked up the sleek ultra mattes bright-shirts pallette.
I am planning on using floss, pout and pucker tomorrow for Valentine’s day. though I do think Crete is beautiful.

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oh and here is my face of the day

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and one of yesterday

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and of ten minutes later when my best friend was sad and I tried to cheer them up
prepare for the ugly
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lovely right ;)
honestly I don’t take myself all the seriously.

I missed you.

OOTD and catfish.

I’m spending all my day in bed with my best friend watching the mtv catfish the series.

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my love for max will never die. he’s so beautiful.

I would do an outfit of the today but well I’m not getting dressed.
is PJ’s of the day.
so I’m doing a outfit of yesterday.
 

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sorry about the dreadful mirror pictures. I need to sort out my camera but I’m just so poor. I love this t shirt so so so badly I got it from all saints when I was like 15 or 16. it was the first bit of clothing I bought for myself with a proper pay check.
my leggings are from M&S I have like 3 pairs. my nanny buys me the. because she worries I get cold legs  this ate the best leggings I have ever had. I love the comfy warm. and they have a nice thing down the side.

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love my scarf.

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oooh I have shoes. I haven’t worn them out yet. I just sit on my bed happily in them. but the weather here is so terrible so don’t want to risk my ankles.

Tattoo.

I was going to save this for tomorrow, but I got over excited, and I have a really important essay due in that I’m just terrified of so I’m procrastinating.

Today i had tattoo number 2 done. 

I’ve always said that I would only get literature related tattoo, and have a long list of things from books I would like on my body.

My first tattoo, is a teeny black outline of a Golden Snitch behind my left ear.

And the second, is a quote from “the perks of being a wall flower” ImageImage

 I know that tattooing can be a touchy subject, and I know there are healing concerns, and personal preferance, and “what if you don’t like it” and “what about when you get old”. 

But is exactly that, it is personal preference, and it is my body. I think that the human body can be artwork, some people are lucky enough to be art as they are born, some people feel like they are art, but not finished, some people want their body to say more than it naturally does. I want my body to say “I have been moved by the world and that makes me more beautiful”

I’m not saying oh go get a tattoo. I’m just saying, for me, its right. 

And when I get old and wrinkly, maybe I will regret it, but then maybe I wont. I don’t hate the scars I have even if they are ugly, so why would I hate something i spent a year thinking about putting there.