January 30, 2014

OOTN/FOTN - Cocktails With Rosie

So tonight I went for a meal with the lovely Rosie from rosiealexandra.co.uk, the perfect opportunity to dress up a little! We went to a restaurant/bar in Leeds called Arc and the food was so affordable and we had some super sweet cocktails!

January 28, 2014

Window Shopping Led Me To A Wishlist

When shopping in Leeds for some new stationary, I couldn't help but wander into Boots and Harvey Nichols (How often do I say that?!) and take a look at all the products that I wish I could buy. It's only a teeny wishlist but it's an expensive one and I wanted to share it with my fellow beauty lovers.

January 25, 2014

Maybelline Street Artist in Boom Box Black

It's nails o'clock!
When browsing Superdrug last week on a mission not to purchase anything, I spotted Maybelline's new Street Artist collection and immediately realised that I'd have to go back on the promise I'd previously made to myself.

January 24, 2014

OOTN/FOTN - So Long, Farewell, Aufwiedersehen Exams!

Hello you lot!

So yesterday was my final exam of first semester - hoorah! - and that called for a well deserved night out in Leeds with my friends! I hadn't been out in such a long time and couldn't wait for a good old dress up. 

January 22, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette || A Different Opinion

Hey lovely people!

Now, I know it's been a while since the release of the said "God Child" that is Naked 3 was released. I've owned it for nearly a month, but I feel that I've had a decent amount of time to have formed a somewhat valid opinion on it. I often buy things and think they're amazing/rubbish straight away, without giving myself any time to give it a chance. So bearing that in mind, and the fact I've had exams over the last two weeks, here I am with my review.

January 14, 2014

TAG: The Blogger Made Me Buy It

Hey lovelies!

When the fabulous Katie from Sugarfixx Beauty tagged me to complete this new tag created by Daniella of Famous In Japan I was really excited! It's a great tag for me to do as I am constantly seeing reviews and craving new products recommended to me by fellow bloggers!

You can find Katie's answers here!

January 12, 2014

OOTD/FOTD - New Look All The Way

Hey everyone!

This outfit is just an every day look that I tend to wear quite a few different variations of during the winter months. I've been loving patterned skater skirts and jumpers at the minute and mixing in the tartan trend makes me super happy! Everything I am wearing (right down the the underwear and excluding the Chelsea boots!) is from New Look. I'm loving this jumper and you can wear it with so much. The contrast sleeves and grey yarn style of it add a bit of a different look and I love how it pairs with the tartan. I teamed my two staple pieces with a black, collared chiffon top and some standard black tights. My Chelsea boots from Office are my favourite shoes in the world, so it goes without saying that I wore them. My bag is from Office, I got it for £25 in the Summer sale last year and it goes with so many of my clothes as I wear a lot of red, burgundy and beige. It brightens up dull outfits too! I also popped in my studded stud earrings from Accessorize!

January 10, 2014

How To Revise: For People Who Can't Revise

It's that time of year again for students across the UK; exam season. Exam season is probably one of the most stressful, scary and pressuring times of the year for students and I must admit that revision is one of my most hated activities. I've been taking "serious" exams for 5 years or so now and that nervous feeling hasn't gone anywhere!

Revision has always been a real effort for me; working out the right technique, testing myself... I've found it really difficult to find a method that really works for me. However, this year at university I vowed to myself that I'd make that special effort with my course and in turn that has led to me finding a technique that helps me avoid stress, remember things better and it's given me so much more exam confidence.

January 03, 2014

MAC Nail Lacquer - Mean & Green

So in November, after lots of advertising and meeting random people, we finally got a new housemate in our little house in Leeds! She is lovely and we couldn't have asked for a better housemate. When I got home for Christmas, I got a text from her asking for my home address so I sent it to her and waited to find out why she needed it! Just under a week later, a lovely little package arrived through my front door. A lovely christmas/thank you card and a stunning Mac nail polish all for me!

I couldn't not share this shade with you. It's called Mean & Green and it's so pretty. Its rather festive I feel but not overly so, I can feel this seeing me well into the winter. It needs a good few coats but the end result is beautiful and worth the wait.