Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Get To Know Me Better

Tonight I realised that you and I don't know each other very well and so we should become better acquainted!

I picked up this '25 Questions' thing, it's a bit silly but hopefully it will give a bit more insight into who I am!

1. Do you have any pets?
No. Back home I used to have 2 cats but sadly they both died (due to old age, not anything else). Plus, now I'm at uni I'm not allowed pets in my silly student rents. BUT, one day I would love to have a little fluffy yellow chick and I would adore a kitten, I would call it Mr Cat.

2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you
1. My Blackberry - I love my phone, being able to message people all the time is brill, I am a huge fan of bbm. However, this whole 'instagram'  craze that is happening at the moment is making me diiie for an iphone!
2. My creams. At the moment, probably due to the cold weather the UK is having, my eczema is pretty bad at the minute and my nails are super brittle so I have a couple of remedies on my bedside table.
3. 'The Notebook'. I'm cray cray for this movie and my grandparents bought me the original book for xmas!

3. What's the weather like right now?
Well, seeing as it's almost midnight here in Birmingham it'd dark, cold and wet - I am very smug to be under the duvet!

4. Do you drive, if so have you crashed?
Sadly I have not learnt to drive and it is a total chore on my life. I recommend that everyone learns as soon as they can, otherwise you will become old like me and not be able to (cue waterworks). However, my pencil plan is to learn this summer when I break up from uni!
Obvs LC but I would be equally rocking
5. What time did you wake up this morning?
Due to the gross weather recently I've been finding it so hard to get out of bed! This morning my alarm was set for 8, but I got up at 9.30.

6. When was the last time you showered?
I showered this evening, just before bed. My hair is dead straight so I don't worry about going to sleep with it wet.

7. What was the last movie you saw?
'Suburban Girl' it was absolutely rubbish, and had like literally no story. Don't bother.

8. What does your last text message say?
My last text was from Mumsy, just asking if I was free for a catch up, which I was. I always have time for my mum, she is genuinely one of my absolute best friends. I know that she will always stand up for me.
I know she would be there for me if I had a Downton like disaster (the dead Turk)
9. What's your ringtone?
My phone is usually set to vibrate, but otherwise it's just the classic ring!

10. Have you ever been to a different country?
I think I've been quite lucky with how many countries I've visited, within Europe at least. Over the summer my friend Jenny and I went interrailing around Eastern Europe which was amazing! I've also been to NYC but only once, I would love to return though, I really want to live there one day.

11. Do you like sushi?
Not especially, I don't really understand the hype.

12. Where do you buy your groceries?
Currently, at Aldi (another of the joys of being a student).

13. Have you ever taken medication to help you sleep faster?

14. How many siblings do you have?
I have two brothers, my Nanny says that 'I'm a rose between two thorns' haha. My older brother is called Rupert and my younger is called Edward, and they are both gorgeous!

15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Laptop durr, who doesn't at home these days?

16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
Oww, please don't make me type it!! Okay..22 shhhhhh.

17. Do you were contacts or glasses?
So far, thankfully neither! (Touch wood)

18. Do you colour your hair?
Yes, I love playing with hair colour!
This is my natural colour
Me now (plus creepy smile)
19. What are you planning to do today?
Once I finish this post, I'll probs go to bed. But I've got a lot to do tomorrow: I've only got one hour on campus but I want to return a few library books and then take out a couple more. It would be good to get my Jurisprudence essay finished + get started on the reading that I am so horribly behind on!

20. When was the last time you cried?
Actually, not entirely sure. But I think on Friday night after an argument at the club (gawd, how tragic!)
21. What is your favourite pizza topping?
Oh my gaawd, so glad you asked!! I absolutely adore pizza, like ridic amounts. I could eat it all day EVERY DAY!
But to choose a fave topping, probably cheese, tomato (obvs), mushroom, parma ham, black olives and pineapple + lashings of pepper all on a large thin mouth is watering already!

22. Do you prefer hamburgers or cheeseburgers?
Cheeseburger, no doubt.

23. Have you ever had an all nighter?
A few times, but I enjoy my sleep + I'm a better person to be around after a nap.

24. What is your eye colour?
I'm very proud of my greeny/brown eyes.

25. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
In my eyes there is only Coke, Pepsi can leave town as far as I care.

Well, there you have it! I little nugget of useless information about me! I hope you enjoy it, I am now lying in my bed with a serious craving for pizza!


Clothes Swap!

On Friday night we went out to one of the bigger clubs in Birmingham, Gatecrasher!
My housemate, Sophie, and I were both totally stumped as to what to wear as we’d both exhausted our ‘going out’ wardrobe over refreshers week.

What are two girls supposed to do in such situations?

Why, clothes swap of course!

At first I wasn’t really sure that it would work, I mean Sophie is a gorgeous tall blonde, with a muuuuch larger chest than me so I thought our styles wouldn’t suit each others’ shape and colourings but we both managed to find something and did a trade for the night!

Sophie, me and Sonya
Sophie is the absolute babe on the left, she may not look that tall there but I (in the middle) am wearing about 6inch heels whereas she is wearing flats!

I lent S my dress from Asos, I really love it although it's getting on for almost a year old now, and I am wearing an equally old dress of S' from Topshop!

(needless to say after seeing this photo we both reached for the fake tan!)

I've always loved clothes sharing, I remember doing it with my absolute bestie in 6th form and it's so much fun! It's like going on a major shopping spree without having to spend any money!


My Favourite Carrie Looks!

Over the holidays my dad was a total sweetie and sorted me out with Sky Go Desktop which basically lets me download things from Sky and watch them on my laptop, which is really lush as I can’t afford Sky TV at my uni house (boohoo, it’s a tough life being a student, I know!)

Anyho, I’m currently downloading Sex and the City 2, which I’ve not watched before – I’ve been a bit dubious as to whether I want to watch it because I think the first movie was so perfect and the ending was so brill that I didn’t really want anything to change!
But I’ve taken the first step towards watching it, but thinking about SATC gave me a really fun idea for the blog, which is to do my fave SATC outfits!!
I’m going to start with Carrie because obvs she is the most adventurous when it comes to style and I think we could all take inspiration from her and be a little bit more cray cray with our wardrobes.

I love how she can create so many looks, by not refining yourself to a set ‘look’ it means you can be really creative with your outfits, sadly for mere mortals like myself I can’t afford to buy so many wild card pieces but one day girls, one day!

Carrie's arrival in Paris
I absolutely love this look. It's so perfect for the occasion, it's so chic and French.

All dressed up and nowhere to go 
This has to be one of my favourite dresses ever, it's mesmerising and just so romantic

The iconic tutu
Who else would manage to rock a tutu other than Carrie? Super cute.

All American girl
Although this look is relatively normal, I still think she looks incred + adds some Carrie style to it.

Ridic style
This is one of Carrie's looks where you know if you saw someone in real life wearing it you would think, who is that cray cray person?! But Carrie manages to make it look effortlessly cool.

I think this is a great look and super romantic, that flower is great. Such a simple look but perfectly put together.

So, these are my fave Carrie looks, what do you think - what are your fave SATC looks?


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New Barry M Nail Paints!

My new Barry M nail polishes arrived today!! I absolutely adore Barry M nail paints; they’re the best that I’ve come across. I already own a few of them, but I can never just buy one! I usually buy them in store but in an attempt to reduce my spending I bought them online – however, this didn’t really save me any money…

I was a bit nervous about buying nail paint online for a couple of reasons, firstly I thought they might break in the post and secondly I thought the colours might not be truly represented on the website.

However, I had no need to worry as they were packaged in a cute little jiffy bag and were securely bubble wrapped!

These are the two I went for:

Hologram Hexograms
Strawberry Ice Cream

As you can see I love the sparkly nail look so I’m very excited about the Hologram paint and I think the Strawberry Ice Cream will look cute and in theme with spring! But also as it is so cold at the moment I thought if I mixed the two together it would look like sparkly frosting on a cupcake!

Strawberry Ice Cream 
Hologram Hexograms

My only slight criticism would be that delivery was quite expensive I thought. In total, with VAT added the delivery cost amounted to £2.95 which meant that all in all for two nail paints it cost £8.93 which is a lot, especially when considering that the paints are only £2.99 each!

But that is my only criticism, other than that I really would recommend purchasing Barry M nail paints!

If I have any readers, have you tried Barry M nail paints? Which are your favourite?


Monday, 16 January 2012

Greetings Bloggers!

So, I’ve wanted to do a blog for a really long time but I’ve never really been sure what to blog about. I didn’t want it to end up being me moaning at you!

However, I still don’t really know what exactly I’m doing but I thought what the hec, its 11:03 on Monday16th January 2012 and I can’t think of a better time to start blogging!

Let’s start with the basics, my name is Becca and I recently turned 21. I am in my second year at the University of Birmingham studying Law.

I had always wanted to have a career in law however, more recently I’ve been struggling with the work load (haha, some would say I don’t have time to start writing a blog!) so I’m starting to explore other paths that I might venture down, as you might have guessed one of them is journalism hence the blog!

And that’s it folks, and if anyone reads this THANK YOU!

Ps, I am a complete blogging version so if you have any tips or stories please share!