Thursday, 29 March 2012

I'm still here.

I apologise for the lack of posting lately, but I have been trying to make the most of the amazing weather, spending time with my friends before going back to Ireland for three weeks, Getting things in order because it is the last week of the semester, and having Birthday celebrations!
Well, there are only 24 hours in a day after all. 

So as compensation for my absence I Will give you another week in Pictures post, Beacuse I am too nice like that! except, it isnt a week, more like two or three, But I'm sure you dont mind!

VoucherCloud Loving me for being Irish, Getting Creative in my uni room,Olympic Stamps, Excellent Advice from Holly  Willoughby in Company 
Mag, St. Patricks day card from Ireland, My friend Chloe texting me on St. Patricks day, Me being funny and witty on Twitter, Mothers Day 
Sentimental photos, Standard uni sundays, Playing Draw Something with someone really bad, Never Have I ever on my phone, Testing BB Cream, 
Baking Buns with my flatmate, Getting addicted to Pretty Little Liars, Hanging out with Geoffrey my Giraffe, Nando's Date with my friend Jasmine,
Two tone contrast Nails, Beautiful trees on a lovely day in Halls.

Did not realise quite how many pictures that would be. Also, I have really got to stop taking pictures of my food!
spending the weekend with my sister and heading into London before going home for three weeks, So hopefully that should spark plenty of Blog posts!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Summery Nails

Continuing on from yesterdays summery themed post I painted my Nails Summery Colours. Couldnt decide on a pattern or nail art, so settled on alternating colours.

Nails in BarryM Bright Pink and Mushroom.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring is all around....

Lately I have started noticing gorgeous weather creeping up on us ever so slowly, and living in North East it is very easy to believe that it is summer at about 10 degrees! However, it has been sunny, and surprisingly warm (for march anyways)and Yesterday I was awoken by the gardener cutting the grass and it smelt like summer. I loved it. Today marks the official first day of spring, 17 days until my Birthday, and 10 days until I go to London for the weekend to visit my sister. Exciting times.

The warm weather has had me daydreaming of digging out my sandals and maxi skirts, as well as ditching the heavy jumpers and coats for a while. Although to me, a new season definitely just means one thing, an excuse to go shopping. (Although I rarely require an excuse.) Cue summery style Wishlist, which goes great alongside a summery soundtrack, fyi!

Flower Shorts-Topshop Pink Blazer- MissGuided Floral Maxi Skirt- NewLook Nude Studded Pumps- Topshop Nude Detachable Collar-Topshop Nude Pleated Skater Dress- Miss Selfridge

Clearly I love some Nude in summer! those shorts are too adorable and They just make me feel summery by looking at them. The collar has to be my No.1 item however, I have wanted a removable collar for so long, so that I can use it on A few different dresses I have, and even some t-shirts.

Cannot Wait for Summer!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Elegant Touch Pre-glued false nails. Review

False Nails in O'natural x-short. Elegant Touch available at boots and Superdrug.

I don't wear false nails very often, because I like my nails painted as I've said before, but last weekend I went home, and I was going out with friends and had forgotten to bring home any nail varnish, so went out and bought false nails.

These were a completely accidental purchase, as I thought I was picking up the unglued ones, but I am so very glad I made that mistake.
These nails are amazing. when I originally saw that they were pre-glued when I got them home I was debating whether or not to try them or to just try and return but I'm so glad I gave them a chance. The Major difference for me is how the glue on these doesn't damage your nails.
the glue on them doesn't dry hard like regular nail glue, allowing for slight movement, which also means that if you bang them a few times they don't fall off as easily, which is good as I am majorly clumsy!

To put this is in Perspective I first put them on Saturday night, and I didn't remove them until Thursday evening, and that was only so that I could have Green Nails for St. Patrick's Day!

one downside: if one or two do fall off, you cant stick them back on temporarily like you can other false nails, as the glue starts to lose its stickiness, But I don't think this is a major downside to be honest!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My Week in Pictures.

AMAZING new Topshop shoes I am in love with, Tesco cookies, Beating my high score in Temple run, Biscuit Heaven, Train tickets 
to London, My fake McQ scarf (Primark), More Biscuit Heaven from Aldi, Plane Home, Ireland at night from a plane window, Best 
Takeaway ever!, Daddy's Charity Work, Reunited With Friends, Chinese takeaway with parents, Vivienne Westwood Easter Egg
New Makeup.

I know that a lot of blogs are doing this sort of thing already, and they probably show much more exciting things than I will, but I like the personal touch they give to Blogs. I won't do one every week, because some weeks are pretty boring, but Every so often I will.
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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Street Style

For university we had to do a street style magazine spread, and I thought I'd upload it to my blog.
Just click on it to zoom!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Kony 2012

Okay, so I know this is a fashion Blog, but I am doing a journalism degree, and I want to highlight things in the world that are shocking.
this video has gone viral so quickly, and I watched it this morning and pretty much cried throughout. I want to share it with you and I hope you will all share it on.

"Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live!"

Monday, 5 March 2012

Inject a bit of Colour....

Polka dots: No7 'Totally Teal and millys manicure tip

Pink Colourblocked: No7 'Foxglove', Barry M 'Bright
Pink'and Nails INC. 'Warwick Avenue'

Striped Statement Nail: Rimmel 'Black Cherries' Barry M 'Grey'

Aztec Print: Barry M 'Grey' and 'Light Blue'

Just a small selection of my ever-expanding Nail Polish collection
I've always loved painting my nails. At school, I frequently got in trouble for having the brightest, boldest Nail Polish on, even though we weren't allowed to wear any, and I don't think an outfit looks right when I don't have my nails painted.

This obsession started off with just a few plain colours of polish, but have recently expanded into nail art. I'm not very good at it, but I'm just having fun and experimenting with different colour combinations and designs, while trying to improve what I can do. At the moment I'm sticking to spots and Stripes and basic shapes, but hopefully will be able to go ahead of this soon.

I've discovered a girls best friend in these simple designs- Sellotape! Do not underestimate what it can do for you, it keeps one part of the nails free from nail polish allowing you to be as heavy handed as you'd like, considering I don't have the steadiest hand ever.

Now, I'm not saying I'm gonna be the manicurist at WAH! nails or anything, in fact I'm not very good at it, but I like doing it and I think it can be a bit more effective than just plain polish and block colours. hopefully if I keep doing I'll get better, after all practice makes perfect!

One of my Favourite blogs is llymlrs and she often has nail art featured on her blog, and I saw recently that she talked about these nail pens, so I might just purchase these and practice.

I get some inspiration for designs from both her blog, Wah nails bar's twitter account, and Pinterest (Follow me HERE)

Ps. Apologies for the poor quality images. these were originally just taken to be put on Twitter so not intentionally for the Blog!