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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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Which Colour Nail Varnish Will You Wear This Summer?

Every lady and girl around the globe will know how hard it is to pick just one colour to paint their nails when deciding from a range of colours and styles, it can be hard and stressful to say the least! When I want to choose a nail polish to wear I spend ages eliminating the choices of colours and then spend even longer deciding whether or not I have made the right choice, sometimes it gets to the point where I put a shade on and decide it looks terrible and I should have gone for that beautiful pink rose shade instead of a dull shade of grey and I will take it all off and start again.

So this Summer with a range of new shades being released each week by high street retailers and stores, it’s going to be a tough decision but luckily I am here to help you decide with these top Summer picks!

White: White is a very versatile colour which can be wonderful as a nail varnish, it goes with all outfits and clothing choices and it can look amazing. It’s not really a usual choice when someone comes to paint their nails so this choice although different, will make a great statement and is a personal favourite of mine.

Peach: Peach is a very light and sweet hue that is perfect for Summer and will give you a warm Summer glow.

Blue: Such a vibrant colour and can come in a range of shades such as baby blue, kingfisher blue and cobalt blue. This colour is very strong and bright and will make a great addition to many Summer time outfits.

Red: Always a favourite! There is something risky but fun about wearing red nail varnish, it stands out and makes a statement and can look incredibly stylish and beautiful.

Pink: Whether it be baby pink, pastel pink, powder pink, peachy pink, dark pink…the list of shades are endless which always makes pink a great addition to any outfit!

With these colours in mind, I hope you enjoyed this article! 🙂

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Upstaged Vintage In Leeds Photo Shoot Pictures

So a while ago I did a review on a shop I really loved in Leeds called Upstaged Vintage, the shop has clothes from decades past and stocks some really unique and colourful items.
In return for my review on their shop the owner asked me if I would like to have some complimentary photo’s done as a thank you and also to go on their shop website, I of course agreed happily! So on Friday just before I came home I went and had them done, I chose three outfits and these were the pictures – very happy with them! 🙂

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Summer Favourite: Sweet Pastels

This Summer there are many trends to be released and I thought I would focus on one specific one – Pastels. Pastels make some of the best colours for outfits because of the sweet innocent hues that are used, and it will be big this Summer! So I thought that I would show you guys some of the best pastel pieces that will be around! 🙂

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Baby pink, powder blue, sweet honey yellow, mint green and summer orange are all big hits this Summer and I love them! They look so beautiful as an outfit or as an accessory and I think it gives the right impression of Summer, something sweet and playful.

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Update: I Am Now A Social Media And Blogging Intern

Hey guys!

As you all know I love blogging and writing articles and I am aiming to become a fashion journalist in the future, well I have an update on my journey I have now become a Social media and blogging intern for a upcoming fashion based London magazine and website! I got the email yesterday and accepted of course and now I look after multiple platforms of social media and things for this website and magazine by updating and posting pictures from designers or sources and other bits and bobs!

At the moment it seems a little hectic as I have a lot of essays due and an exam in two weeks as well as keeping up and writing for some of the other magazines I write for but I couldn’t turn this down. I am hoping it’ll ease up a bit soon but it seems fun 🙂

Will let you guys know more soon!

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What To Bring To University – Advice From A Student

Okay so you’ll see things on the internet and stuff telling you all this crazy stuff you’re meant to bring to university with you when you leave home, many shops and retailers take advantage of this and try and push lots of deals on stuff and things onto you as well but from experience I can tell you what you will need as a rough guideline! 🙂

Do Bring:

  • Your bedding – Otherwise you’ll freeze to death when it’s cold at night! Some Universities may already give you bedding so double check before you make your trip.
  • Your documents – VERY essential, bring passports, driving licenses, bank cards, important letters and details with you. Best idea is to buy a small plastic wallet and store them all in there in case you need them, which you definitely will.
  • Any sentimental things – Well that was an obvious one right? Unless you want to leave them at home.
  • Room decorations – University rooms are notoriously plain and bland, soon the walls will drive you mad! Bring some posters, fairy lights, plants (I had a mint plant but it died cause the sun killed it 😦 ) and such to brighten up your room and make you feel more at home and happy. I brought posters, drawings, wall art and a lava lamp 😀
  • Your clothes, Make-up and other essentials – Another obvious one.
  • Cutlery, cups and Kitchen ware – Do not assume you’ll need one set just for you because when you make friends or your boyfriend comes round for dinner and they haven’t got anything to eat off of they wont be happy, plus lots of it will probably go missing or get lost as well, always clever to have more than one set. Do not buy anything fancy, you’re going to university no one worries what sort of kitchen ware you have, plus most students take plates and pans from home that their parents do not need anyway. (Most Universities supply a kettle, ironing board and microwave but double check with yours if they do!)
  • Notepads – It is probably best to run to poundland or 99p store and grab a few lined notepads before you come as they’ll be cheaper do not buy loads assuming you’ll use every page because I doubt you will in the end.
  • Medical kit – You will need this at some point most likely, stock it with painkillers, bandages, plasters, disinfectant and other little bits in case of emergencies as it is always handy.
  • An alarm clock – Unless you use your phone like me you will need something to wake you up in the morning for those lectures and seminars!
  • Laptop – Bring your laptop because obviously you’ll need it for coursework and such plus entertainment 😀
  • TV – Now some uni’s may not have televisions within your room but they may have a communal TV or none at all in which case you can consider bringing your own but TV licensing will be quite pricey!
  • Optional things – Such as stereo, xbox and ps3, board games, sport equipment, mp3 players etc.

Do not bring things you wont use or need – they will eventually take up to much space!

This was my room at University first year (below)

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Nearly 500 Hits!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that visits and follows my blog and my little updates! I just wanted to share with everyone that I have very nearly gained 500 hits which is wonderful considering I started up my blog the end of March and I am very thankful for all the likes, follows and subscribers too from all around the world which is lovely of course 🙂

I will be available to follow via more networking sites soon, at the moment I have a twitter icon on my page that you can follow me on, I am setting up a Facebook blog page and a Pinterest as well so that all should be done soon! Once that’s sorted in the future I will be sorting out giveaways and such things and new content so enjoy! Also Enjoy the little photo of a kitten smiling! 😀

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Another 5 Random Things I Love

  1. Sun catchers – I love decorating and painting sun catchers, they’re so beautiful and I love hanging them in the windows 🙂
  2. Buying something new – Buying something new like a dress or piece of make up really makes me smile, I get so excited!
  3. Nescafe Coffee – I don’t like coffee that much but this brand is super tasty.
  4. Blogs – I love reading everyone’s blogs when I have a spare few minutes, I like to contrast them to mine and see what I could do better or how they relate and I love reading all different content like travelling, fashion, beauty and such.
  5. Sunshine – We don’t get a lot of it here in England but when we do everybody loves it including me! 😀

Hope you enjoyed, remember to like/subscribe/follow 🙂

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Calling All Followers And Fellow Bloggers Worldwide!

So if you’re one of my awesome followers you will know my dream is to become a fashion journalist and a successful blogger, so I am deciding ways in which to promote my blog a bit more and things and need your help! 🙂 If I started a Facebook page for my blog would that be something you would like and follow? It would have updates,giveaways when I do them in the future,posts and general bits and bobs on it from my blog?

Just like this page if you would, to give me some motivation and idea how popular this idea would be 🙂

Thank you!

Here is a photo of something cute to say thank you for reading and helping! 🙂

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Five Things I Won’t Miss When I Leave University Halls

So this July I am moving into our new apartment for our second year at University and to say I am excited is an understatement! Halls has been a roller coaster of crazy times, there was times when I played pranks, times when my flatmates drove me insane, times when we all argued over the cleanliness of the flat, so now it is coming to end I decided to share ten things I definitely won’t be missing! 🙂

  1. The sound of my flatmates playing their guitars at like 2am in the morning or watching a film on full volume in the early hours of the morning.
  2. The arguments over who takes the bin out because it gets left so long the person who has to take it out has to make at least two trips from our 3rd floor flat to the bins.
  3. Walking up and down three flights of stairs everyday.
  4. Not having enough space to keep my clothes or things because my room is so tiny!
  5. People stealing my food, it’ll be great to be able to go shopping for food and actually eat what I buy.

So that’s five small things I am rather looking forward to not being in halls, hope you enjoyed it 🙂

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