Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

Good morning everyone, and Happy Easter!
When this post goes live I will be at church with my family.

I hope that you all have a lovely Easter whatever you may do.

The photo is of my university where there are the first signs of spring! I didn't take it but I found it online and it made me smile. Thanks to whoever is the photographer!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

She Wore An Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny...

...Yellow Polka Dot Bikini....err no she didn't!

But, I have recently been thinking about where I might get to holiday this summer.



And more importantly, what I want my bikini to look like!

Topshop, £30 (Top + Bottom)

Topshop, £32 (Top + Bottom)

Topshop, £28 (Top + Bottom)

Kelly Brook for New Look, Top £16.99

Seafolly at ASOS, Top £47 

I would love any one of these bikinis!

Now all that is left is getting that bikini body!! (Better stop eating Peanut Butter out the jar with a spoon then...ahem.)


Monday, 25 March 2013

Style Crush: Millie Mackintosh

So I'm sure you've all heard the happy news: M.I.C.'s Millie Mackintosh is ENGAGED to Pro. Green!

To celebrate this special occasion here is a round up of the Chelsea babe's best looks! 

Friday, 15 March 2013

A Fool For Tulle Two

You may remember that a few weeks ago I was lusting after tulle. If not you can take a peek, here.

Well folks, I think I may have found what I was looking for!

I bought this beauty on Ebay for £40, brand new with tags, so I considered it a good bargain! Although I really do not enjoy the pressure and stress of bidding on ebay!

I love the details of the dress...

Mmm, just look at all those layers!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A Fear Of Running

Good morning everyone!

Today I woke up to lovely sunshine streaming through my curtains, so maybe we're finally getting some Spring weather! (This is unlikely as it was snowing yesterday...What is up with this weather?!)

Anyway, today I wanted to talk to you about a problem I have. The last few days I've been doing work out videos in my room - Top Secret. I don't know why but I don't want anyone to know that I'm working out, I find it embarrassing. Therefore, I tend to do it when my housemate's boyfriend comes over when I know she won't try and enter my room, haha.

So, as part of my workout and get fit plan I would love to go for a run. Last year, when I was super fit and healthy, I went running all the time. But because it has been too long, I'm nervous about going out and not being able to run for very long or looking stupid.

I know this is silly, which is why today I had my alarm set for 7am, in the student district where I live no one (or no one under 25) will be out and about at 7am.

However, I could not leave the house, or even put on my running clothes. I am just so scared to go out running! Which is just so frustrating and stupid.

I don't know how to resolve this issue - do any of you have any suggestions, or have you felt like this in the past?

Or do I just need to stop being such a pansie about this and just leave the flippin' house?

Monday, 11 March 2013

5 Products I Could Not Have Lived Without: February

I thought I might start a feature: Products I could Not Have Lived Without
Let me know what you think!

So here's number one: February...

1. Bourjois, Eye Shadow, 77 Taupe Paillettes

Dry with flash
Wet with flash
Dry without flash
Wet without flash

This has been my absolute go to for nights out.
It is a dark grey/black colour with bold silver sparkles. 
I find that the colour is far bolder and lasts far longer if I apply it with a damp brush. 
I really enjoy using Bourjois products, I think the packaging is als=ways super cute, plus when something is Parisian it automatically becomes chic in my opinion!

Boots, £6.49

2. Soap and Glory, Supercat, Carbon Black
I've never got on with liquid eye liner.
I don't have a steady enough hand and I can never ever get both eyes to look the same. 
So when my housemate bought me Supercat for my birthday (waaaay back in November) I was a little dissapointed.
But, listen up - this little felt tip pen is the answer!
It is so easy to draw on, the pen is not too slim so you can hold it firmly whilst tracing your lid. Plus, it has a thin nib for a more subtle day time look, but also gets thicker to make a dramatic night time look!

Boots, £6

**The super sad news is that I left this in the West Country over the weekend, so now I actually have to live without it! Eurgh, I cursed myself!!

3. Mua, Eye Shadow Palette, Heaven and Earth

Even now, about 7 months after purchasing this eye palette, I still love it!
All of the colours are so usable, and it has really lasted well. (ignore the damage from where I dropped it, twice, losing 4 colours!!)
Plus, MUA are just the best value makeup!

Superdrug, £4

4. No.7, Stay Perfect Primer

This is my first experiment with primer and so I wanted to but it from a brand I trusted. I just wanted a classic, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin primer.
And this is what I got!
I've been using No.7's primer for about 4 months and I do notice that when I remember to put it on in the mornings my makeup does set better and last longer. 
(Although a little part of me thinks that this is just a placebo!)

Boots, £12.50

5. Rimmel, Glam' Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara, Black

Lengthening brush
Volumising brush
I'm a bit of a sucker for gimmicks, so when I saw this in Sainsburys I had to pop it in the basket!
This clever mascara has two caps: One for length and a second for volume. The two brushes do their jobs very well and I always get a full, thick lash look with this mascara.
Something about the method of application of the two different brush heads makes for a great pair of lashes!

Boots, £7.19

What products could you not have lived without last month?

Friday, 8 March 2013

The Fox and Hounds, Farleigh Wick

On Saturday I took a break from the deadlines to travel to the South-West to celebrate my grandad's 80th birthday!

My grandad picked The Fox and Hounds in Farleigh Wick for dinner,  which is about 20 minutes drive from Bath.

It's a classic pub but without being stuffy or dark. The inside is bright with lots of candles. The staff were very friendly too.

The night was extra special because we had ordered a cake to be brought out after desert which meant distracting and delaying grandad from entering the pub whilst my mum took the cake inside!

To start we all shared plates of garlic bread and I had a delicious Chicken Liver Pate with toast and a sweet cranberry sauce. 

For the main course grandad and I both ordered the Hog Roast, however were slightly overwhelmed with what we were presented!

We had both expected to be given slices off the spit roast, not quarter of the hog!!

Nevertheless, we got to it!

For desert I had Rum and Raisin Ice Cream in Brandy Snap Baskets, which is a favourite of mine!

Once the coffee had been served the lights were turned off and the waiter brought in the cake whilst we sang 'Happy Birthday!'. Grandad was completely surprised and loved it!

It was a great meal and I know that it was full of special, funny details that make a memory last forever.

Happy 80th Grandad, here's to your 90th!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Afternoon Tea

The last few months something has been growing in me.
A desire.
This desire is getting stronger by the day.
Until I can fulfil this desire I must live it out virtually.
Here, on my blog.

And what is this desire?

Why, afternoon tea of course! 
What were you thinking, you cheeky monkey?

It's all the BBC's fault.
Over Christmas I watched Claridges. A three part series about what goes on behind the scenes at the prestigious and beautiful hotel, Claridges. 

It was such a brilliant TV show, I wish it had gone on for longer than just three episodes!
The staff seemed utterly fantastic, too.

I think I would die and go to heaven if I was ever lucky enough to get married at Claridges.

But let's start with tea...

Doesn't this just look dreamy!

Now, if only my boyfriend read my blog to pick up some inspiration...