Monday, 21 September 2009

these are from saturday mini-leaving bash at the pub on saturday, and feature me pimpin' it out with my hoes (left to right, Law, Oli, R & Will B), me and R and lastly, my workerbee friend Kazzykins! it was all abit of a farce that night, my smiles. in actuality my insides were churning and whirring like cogs in an overworked machine! im so envious of everyone at university right now, as well as missing them immensely - i don't start till the 28th but i still feel a little bit left behind. im trying to occupy myself and have decided to resurrect my old habit of writing letters!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

i cannot stop crying. im huddled up on my bed, swathed in R's teeshirt and his too-big socks, with tears pouring down my cheeks. i can't believe he's going - that tomorrow he'll be gone! my heart has litterally broken into two; claire taking half to Leeds and R taking the other to Bournemouth. the transition from seeing someone every single day to a once every few weeks is unthinkably difficult.

Friday, 18 September 2009

my BFFL/partner in crime/sister (...we both love the black)!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

the ££££s have been flying out my purse recently; on clothes, make-up and various others goodies which are being used to soothe my soul and mend my frail nerves - my best friend and boifriend are both leaving me for uni on saturday and sunday respectively. my heart feels like its going to break and i've spent the last week with eyes glassy with tears and red-rimmed raw from rubbing! oh god. im going to miss them so much!

okay. purchases! this first one is a dress that i saw on a girl on a tube in London, and was too frightened to ask where she got it from and thus thought it had slipped from my grasp forever! then, i was walking down my high-street and it WINKED at me from the window! it's gorgeous, and it was gorgeously cheap - £15 from a werid chavvy shop that concealed a few gems! its not exactly my usual tastes but i just think the flowers along the bottom are so pretty - it makes me want to wind flowers in my hair! i wanted a daytime maxi dress all summer so the only shame is that i finally get one when summer has slipped away :(

the second lot of goodies are from our old-time favourite - Lush! i only popped in there to browse while R went to pay a parking fine (what a twit....£60 that should've been spent on meee! haaa) and i ended up coming out with a few things that ive been desperate to try!

Honey Trap Lip Balm - this was an impulse buy; i saw the words "white chocolate" and "honey" and i HAD to have. im not really a lip product person - i don't EVER wear lipstick (tho i wish i did) and can't remember the last time i wore a lipgloss, so i thought id branch out to a lipbalm instead! it smells absolutely gorgeous and so it should, with ingredients like white chocolate, honey and vanilla and is incredibly moisturising and yummy on the lips! i have yet to find out if it is boi-approved tho, as i had to hid my Lush bag from R as he disapproves of my hobby (ie. shopping).

American Cream Conditioner - this is another sweet-smelling, vanillary product that i seemed drawn to! ive heard good things about this and will review properly when i have used it. for now, i shall say that the scent of vanilla, strawberries and oranges is delicious!

Honey Bee Bath Bomb - with all this stress with uni and being abandoned by two people i love most in the world, i thought id treat myself to a bath bomb to pop in the bath to relax. this one passed the sniff test with flying colours - all with almost all Lush's products, this smells DIVINE! its incredibly sweet and smells of a mixture of honey and caramel...a winning combination! i shall review when i have used it.

the lovely people at Lush also gave me samples of the Brazened Honey facemask and Rehab shampoo, the former of which claire (little love) and I shall be sampling tonight on our girls night in!

Friday, 11 September 2009

recently, i've been shrouding myself in darkness - wearing black, midnight blues, asphalt, stormy greys and craving the detailing of some shiny silver in the form of studs. my craving has now been satisfied (for now) with this gorgeous pair of boots from... M&S of all places! they were actually brought to my attention when my best friend, claire (of bought them and i fell in love. my mother actually bought them for me, having accquired some M&S vouchers anyway but they retail at a reasonable £35.
i just love them so much - i feel instantly edgier and walk with a certain swagger when i wear them. ive been teaming them with lots of black but am currently searching for a wonderfully girlie chiffony pale pink dress to pair them with.

enough talk, here are the shoes!

EDIT: oh and this is me and my homegurl (claire) when we went for a girls night out to the Roxy club in London...brilliant night out with cheap drinks (cocktail pitchers for £7...yummy!) and music that makes you want to "body-pop"! i love her so much.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

superficiality seems to be my speciality today, so i shall continue the theme and tell you what make-up ive been wearing on a daily basis recently, BECAUSE IM SURE YOU ALL WANT TO KNOW.

in regards to the face we have; Maybelline sun glow drops, Laura Mercier silk creme foundation in rose ivory, MAC select spf15 foundation in NW25 and MAC select moisture cover in NW25. we also have MAC select cover-up in NC30, Body Shop blusher no. 4, a Ruby and Millie foundation brush and an Elite blusher brush.

out of all these products almost all are my HG - blusher and MAC select moisture cover aside. ive been wearing the laura mercier on and off for about a year and i highly recommend it if you have less-than-perfect skin - it gives flawless coverage, blends beautifully and although steep at £32, you only need a teeny amount so a tube lasts for months.
however, it can be slightly too heavy for summer; cue the MAC select foundation. this is the lightest coverage foundation ive had in YEARS and i think is lightish-medium coverage, with buildable coverage - this was my summer foundation and let my skin BREATHE even in the most humid and hottest of weathers.
ive been mixing these two foundations together, altering the proportions slightly depending on the state of my poor skin (tho recently its been more MAC select foundation than the Laura Mercier!)

the sun glow drops are also a godsend - using my foundation brush (Ruby and Millie btw, most excellent) i apply this all over my face after my foundation to give this gorgeous glow.

lastly, the select cover-up is my ultimate HG concealer - it covers a multitude of sins that sometimes the select moisture cover cannot defeat and lasts almost all day without reapplication (in fact, that tube is my second tube and i NEVER repeurchase concealors..!)

as for my eyes, recently ive just been applying mascara - Benefit Badgirl Lash for the first coat and Clinque high impact mascara for the second, which gives lushly full, seperated lashes and makes for a more natural look. when prompted, i might brush on Rimmel's Exaggerate eyeliner in brown (softer than black and this particular one lasts all day without smudging and is a pleasure to apply).

oooh, i also ordered some Missha BB cream today from Ebay and im REALLY excited about it...i shall do a proper post on it once it has arrived and ive have used it for a while.
oh, hai.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

this is for R, even tho he doesnt know i have a blog (shhh secret).
its one photo which i made for his epic scrapbook, which i shall be presenting to him later today (seeing as it's currently 1am! on which note, i shall say that more will be written about my baby tomorrow, when its not 1am but i just wanted to share).

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

there's this girl, designer, MAGICK MAKER who goes by the name of Sarah Seven, and she makes the most beautiful clothing. her predominat fabric of choice, is chiffon and she makes things that look like they have been crafted by fairies - delicates swirls of chiffon encompassing bustiers and draping down in folded waterfalls. if i could clothe myself in something everysingle day, it would be this.

(all images belong to

ive spent the last three nights furiously glued to my computer screen, ignoring heavy eyelids and denying yawns the capacity in which to exist. why? because of TRUE BLOOD. having been recommended this MONTHS ago by my best friend, claire, i cannot fathom why i waited so long to watch this. it has been often touted as an older, darker and downright dirtier version of twlight, and i agree, bar the twlight bit. i think i prefer this? its certainly not lacking in bois - i should say men really - who will pierce your dreams with delightfully wicked whispers. a character called Eric is the focus of my attentions, tho admittedly not at first (at the beginning, i loathed him - how wrong could i be!). he plays the part of a vampire, turned when he was a Viking in Sweden i think, resulting in him being fuckably tall, broad shouldered and blond (i usually fall for dark & handsome). he exudes an air of superiority that is surprisingly attractive - one can suppose that the line between confidence and arrogance is too small to be noticed and both are utterly irresitable anyway.

(i just think this is a show that should be watched)
honestly, these photos do him NO justice.

i really do apologise for my sporadic posting - i dont want this to just become a habit (/ive been ignoring my computer) but i write with turkeyland photos in tow! most are dreadful but these are MEMORIES i am able to hold in my HAND, little reminders of the most perfect week :)
i shan't bore you with miniscule details, and pause only to boast that temperatures bumped their way into the forties, the sand was golden, the water so clear you could see your toes and that sleep was just as sporadic as my posting!