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5 things I want to buy…

So I haven’t blogged in a little while and that’s because I’ve not been feeling so well lately but luckily I went to the doctors and I should be feeling much better soon! I have a ton of blog posts to write and I am trying to squish them all out so you all don’t get to bored of me (I hope you already haven’t haha) If you’ve been tagging along on my blog you’ll know I attempted the 30 day photo challenge, sadly I flopped that because I only managed to get to day 19! (Sorry!) However I’m on the look out for other lists/challenges and such to try so if you have any suggestions pass them my way! 🙂

Anyway so I thought I would do a little post about 5 things I want to buy when I have enough money because I am always adding stuff to my mental list in my head! So lets begin…

  1. Running shoes – This is the constant excuse I use for not doing exercise, the lack of proper footwear to do such strenuous activities! I do actually want to get a pair though, running in converse isn’t fun nor comfortable.

  2. BooTea Tea – A ‘teatox’, I’m not usually one for these sort of products as I rarely believe in them however after a good duration reading their website and also looking at other girls results on twitter, I’m going to give it a go just purely because I am trying to be more healthier from this point onward. (Google them if you’ve never heard of them, it’s worth it!)

  3. Soap & Glory™ Thick & Fast Flash Extensions Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat – I was looking for a long time for a new mascara, I like to keep my make up natural but I like my eyes to stand out and I don’t really use liquid eyeliner that much so I like to choose a mascara that gives me lots of definition and ‘oomph’ shall we say.

  4. Ritual Fortune Scrub – I got my first taste of the Ritual products from a magazine a while back (Perhaps GLAMOUR? Can’t remember!) and I tried the Ritual Fortune Scrub, now when I got my sample with the magazine I was surprised it was a full blown big bottle not the tiny little itty bitty samples you usually get so I was excited and hopeful that I liked this product because I had a ton of it in this sample. IT SMELLS LIKE PARADISE! literally, I feel like I’m on holiday in an exotic paradise when I use this! I usually don’t rate shower gels or scrubs because I’m never that impressed but this one is different! If you’ve tried it you’ll agree where I’m coming from and if you haven’t then you can buy it online quite cheap I believe 🙂

  5. Eyebrow threading – Okay so I have something to admit, I shaved off one eyebrow BY ACCIDENT! 😦 You’d think I’d know better, but was totally accidental (I bet you’re all laughing now) So I lost my tweezers and as a student I couldn’t afford to have my eyebrows threaded/waxed again for a while so I quickly used a razor to try and get rid of the bottom hairs and the razor caught the rest of my eyebrow in the process! 😦 (If you weren’t laughing earlier bet you are now) So for a while I’ve been using an eyebrow pencil and you can’t see that it was shaved off viciously but now they’re kinda grown back (HOORAY!!!) so soon I shall pay for my eyebrows to be threaded 🙂

That’s my 5 things I need to buy when I have the money, I hope you enjoyed it! Comment/like/subscribe/Tweet if you like lovelies! 🙂

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30 Day Photo Challenge – DAY 5 FLOWERS

Day 5 of my 30 day photo challenge was technically yesterday so I’m uploading few hours late (Oops!) but day 5 is flowers so being a lucky girl I actually received some roses from my partner and took a little snap shot of those on our dining table for you all! 🙂

Day six is tomorrow and it is… (Drum roll please!…) a photo of my favourite colour 🙂 if anyone can guess it before the photo is posted then a congratulations is in order haha! But thank you all for reading and the continuing comments 🙂

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My Journey To Becoming A Fashion Journalist, My Summer & Lots of updates!

Hey Everyone!

So as you know I have been away for quite some time now and that is because I have had a looooong blogging break, I think one is needed every now and then when things just get too much. Sometimes trying to balance University, writing articles for various magazines and other stuff gets a little hectic! But long story short I have returned and I hope to bring you some brilliant posts which you’ll enjoy 🙂 I will be posting regularly but not thousands of articles each day as I have said I have university to think of as I am now in my second year and I want to do well as well 🙂

Over the summer I spent my time at home with my family and partner making the most of the sun, I brought a swimming pool and used it once (Stupid rain!) , got another tattoo, I went to London and went sightseeing, stayed up all night playing Batman Arkham Asylum, went to watch Wolverine at the cinema  and moved into our new apartment for our second year at university as well just to name a few little things I did. I hope your summers went well as well! 🙂

So as most of you who follow me on my journey to become a fashion journalist, I am doing well in that respect as I have a lot of writing experience now and my work is published online and in print (Two pictures below of printed articles) in various magazines and one day I hope to make it to Vogue! Or that is the plan at least 😉

Well good bye for now and I shall be posting soon!

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I Love This Floral Headband!

So I love the whole floral headband trend and I have been searching endlessly for one for ages now, I have searched long and hard in so many shops to prevail with nothing. If a retailer did have one then it wasn’t a pretty one but the majority of places I looked including online were either far too expensive or sold out! But today I went into Claire’s and I doubted myself before I went in that there wouldn’t be any but I was surprised to find a nice little collection of floral headbands by the doorway! – Surprise.

I found a really cute one that goes with my hair colour and also compliments my face nor is it to big or in your face which is great, this is the floral headband I had been waiting for! My Summer piece, so here are some pictures below of me wearing my new little accessory and I love love love it!

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Fake it till you make it

Featured in one of my followers blog posts about how I am making my ambitions and things come true by believing I am already achieving! So I feel privileged and thought I would share it with everyone 🙂

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I have learned this method from a variety of sources. Some books have explained and The Secret discusses a form of it for the Law of Attraction. When you look at the process involved, it makes sense and is easy to do. Just do XYZ as if you already have it achieved and watch it come your way. This is not the same as “the watched pot never boils”.

To better understand what I am talking about I will provide an example. I been having recent thoughts on becoming a writer. At the moment, the genre of writing that is best for me is undetermined. Lets say my confirmed genre was into fictional writing. I will make stories not matter if people are looking at them or not.

The exact difference of people who have mastered something and those who are trying; masters perform comfortably no matter if you check…

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Student money saving tips – From a student!

Students are notoriously broke all the time, the  media does well to remind us all that we waste our money most of the time but sometimes that’s not the case and sometimes  unexpected circumstances land us without money. So I thought a money saving post would be useful and helpful to all the students out there 🙂

  • Buy a rail card or bus card – this is prime if you’re someone who uses trains or buses a lot to get around, plus it saves you packets of money!
  • Buy in bulk – Buying food in bulk can be hard to get home but definitely worth it in the end when you have tons of food for half the price.
  • Visit fruit and veg markets – Going to local markets is cheaper than going to a major super market, food will be cheaper and sourced locally and much more healthier as well. Plus most market stall holders will give away fruit and vegetables at the end of a days trading if they have lots left over so take advantage of this.
  • Cooking from scratch – This is so much cheaper than buying lots of microwaveable meals plus it’s healthier too!
  • Grab all the discounts you can – NUS and various other student discount services make sure that us students are plied with money saving coupons so use what you can.
  • Discounts where you work – Sometimes being strategic about where you want to work can bring advantages, for example if you love fashion try and apply for one of your favourite fashion retailers that way you gain discount on all your favourite items! Or if you’re more creative and love food try to work in a bakery or somewhere where at the end of the day you are welcome to take home the leftover cakes and savories!
  • Invest in a printer – This is a sure fire way to save money if your university is one where you have to pay for printing. My parents brought me a printer to which I use endlessly to print off essays and coursework and I have saved loads.
  • Vintage fairs and Car boot sales – Going to these can prove fruitful, it’s a great way to find things you wanted at bargain prices!
  • Bad habits? – Try to kick the bad habits, smoking, eating take away regularly and drinking seem to be the biggest factors for wasting money now I know this is hard so if you cant give up then at least limit what you spend on these things.
  • Hand washing – This is something that not everyone is willing to try but believe me if you pay to do your washing then hand washing is cheaper, easier and faster and you’ll save loads.
  • Packed lunch – Taking packed lunch to University can sometimes be cheaper in the long run compared to buying food out or at the canteen.

Well these are just a few money saving  tips hope you enjoyed 🙂

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The reason I posted late, The contents of my make up bag and Another Job Interview!

So I haven’t blogged in a few days and that’s because I have been unintentionally busy! As you all know I had a job interview in the Easter holidays which is why I had to stay up north, I passed the interview with flying colours and got hired only to finally start my first day on Wednesday and it was CRAZY! Let me fill you in…

So after searching endlessly for a job I found one and got it so I thought this was going to be the start of something great, I thought I’d love it and I would work loads happily and get lots of moneeeey! (An essential for a student) HOWEVER… it wasn’t as it seemed, my day started out rushed and I got thrown into the deep end because the store was overly busy and packed. With a smile on my face I carried on with hopes that it would get better, I had 2 hours of going through the safety and fire booklet with a manager making jokes about all the safety precautions…this didn’t bother me to much but next to me were two girls openly talking about me?! I was in disbelief, I was sat right next to them, oh well continuing the story anyway…
Putting on a brave face I continued and once the precautions and safety talk was finally over I got my uniform, had to put it on in a smelly tiny dirty toilet hobbling around on one leg trying to get my balance so I didn’t put my foot in this ‘water’ that looked suspiciously like urine on the floor. Once my uniform was on I got taken up stairs and put on the shop floor where I was given my equipment and expected to know what I was doing, I felt intimidated to say the least and I kept clock checking my whole ‘training day’ (A.K.A Basically my first shift). This and the fact most customers were angry made a horrible concoction for a first day 😦

So all in all, I left my job. I simply cannot stay where I feel out of place, I would rather work somewhere I love so that I enjoy going to work 🙂 The positive side to this story is that I got another interview next week on Tuesday for a big fashion retailer that I wanted, so I just hope that my interview goes well 🙂 – Wish me luck!

Anyway I brought some new make up bits the other day, I brought a Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lastin Lip Stain in 2 Kiss and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 1 Fair (Because I am rather pale) and that gives 16 hours wear! Also this week I have painted my nails in Maybelline New York Forever Strong Professional 202 Really Rosy.
I also thought it would be good if I revealed my secret make up bag utensils and essentials, I tend to go for the barely there/natural look a lot of the time and the only thing I really emphasize is my eyelashes because they are quite small…(May seem like ALOT of mascara but that’s because I need to clear out my old ones!)

Make up Bag:

  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair 1.
  • Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain in 2 Kiss.
  • Boots blusher brush.
  • Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown.
  • 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara
  • No7 Lash Adapt Mascara in 01 Black
  • Bourjois Paris Voluminzer Mascara in Black
  • Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in 102 Brown Black
  • Rimmel London Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in 001 Black Glamour
  • Boots Nail file (Courtesy of my mum)
  • No7 Intense Volume Mascara in Black
  • Clinique Blusher and brush in 114 Iced Lotus
  • Superdrug tweezers
  • Pair of scissors
  • Hairbands, bobby pins and clips.

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