Wednesday, 28 January 2015

It's Not So Bad

song of the day - Stan by Eminem ft Dido
My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
the morning rain clouds up my window and I can't see at all
and even if I could it'd all be grey, but your picture on my wall
it reminds me that it's not so bad
it's not so bad

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Listen To My Own Voice

song of the day - American Star by Lil Wayne
dress & jumper - Zara. leggings - H&M. hat - gift from my brother.
I like red. How about you?

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Roll With The Rock Stars

song of the day - Bring The Noise by Public Enemy
When Sephora announced they were shipping to the UK I was all a buzz. How could I not be after watching so many Sephora hauls on Youtube. It did take me until November of last year to actually place an order though. I was so pleased with the service that I placed a second order earlier this month (before my spending ban came into force).
There were a few things that I wanted to purchase but couldn't because they weren't able to ship them to the UK. Mainly Make Up Forever items. The good news is though that MUFE will be sold in Debenhams from May.
Kat Von D Spiked Lipstick in Vampira, and Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Berlin and Bauhau5.
There was one thing that made me nervous about ordering from Sephora in the first place; if there was an issue with my order it would be difficult to sort it out. And, of course, there was a slight issue this time around. I'd ordered the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner as a gift for a friend, instead I received the KVD liquid lipstick in Bauhau5. After thinking about it I just decided to let the issue rest, and keep the lipstick in lieu of the liner; it just wasn't worth the faff, and it is a nice colour. This just means I'll have to place another order from Sephora at some point. Oops.
 TooFaced Melted Lipstick in Fig. Bite Matte Crayon in Glace. Sephora Matte Lip Colour in Mulberry.
As a lip product junkie I had to try a variety of lip products. I've been wearing the Bite Beauty lip crayon so much recently. Oddly enough, it smells like Terry's Chocolate Orange.
 TooFaced SoulMates Blusher Bronzer in Ross & Rachel.
With a name like that how could I not buy it? The only way it could have gotten into my basket faster is if it was called Piper & Leo.
Samples: Tarte blush in Fearless. Dr Jart BB cream.
The great thing about Sephora is that you can get at least three samples with each order. I wasn't interested in the majority of the samples on offer though, so I just went for a blush and bb cream sample.
Do you have any of the items mentioned? Would you like to try any of them? Have you purchased from Sephora before?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Nights Are getting Strange

song of the day - Since You're Gone by The Cars
After spending a lot of money (it actually makes me want to cry a little) in the past few weeks I've put myself on a very restrictive budget for the rest of the month. I can pretty much only afford food and my bus fare to work. This means I'm living vicariously through other bloggers, and adding items to my ever growing wish list. For this post I'm focusing on my 'Footwear Wishlist'.

It is my belief that you can never own too many pairs of black boots, and I'm forever lusting after a new pair. I've picked out a few today. The first is very affordable, whereas I can only dream about even touching the second pair, and the third are in between.

(1) New Look always seem to have such nice footwear on their website. I can never find what I'm looking for in-store though, and I don't like to buy shoes without trying them on first. I'm hoping to find these bad boys next month though, when I have money again. I love all the straps and buckles.

(2) This gorgeous (but very expensive) pair of wedge ankle boots is by Giuseppe Zanotti (hello Moira Isles). At £805 I'll never be able to afford them (at least not while I want to pay for food), but they are so pretty to stare at. The cracked leather texture and wedge heel just makes me so happy, the price tag not so much.

I feel like this may be the year that I actually take the plunge and buy a pair of (3) Dr Martens. What better first pair than something with a nice design on them.

(4) I'm a sucker for a nice wedge heel, and although I'm not a fan of a peep-toe I do like these from Zara.

This year I'm also thinking about going for a new pair of trainers. I haven't bought new trainers in around 6 years, so it's definitely time for it. (5) My brother bought some New Balance's for himself in the sales, and if I'd fit into them I would probably try to slyly take them from him.

Have you been lusting after any shoes recently? Or do you like/own any of the above?


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Do You Have To Let It Linger

song of the day - Linger by The Cranberries.
top - River Island. blazer - H&M. trousers - Forever21
I feel like I should be sitting in the Iron Throne for the photo on the right.
Sometimes it can be such a faff to take blog photographs. Especially when you're as forgetful as I am, and don't charge your camera battery in advance.
Anyway, I saw this top in River Island and I knew that I had to have it. It also comes in the reverse colours (black shirt with white 'collar'), and I did almost buy that one just for practicality. White clothing gives me The Fear. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to decide which to go for. I'd pick the white one up, putt it back, walk a few paces away with the black top in my hand, then turn back for the white one. I must have looked a right state. In the end I went for the white one because I liked it so much more than the black one. Hopefully I won't stain it anytime soon!
Do you wear a lot of white clothing? Or do you have The Fear like me?

Sunday, 11 January 2015

With My Mask Off

song of the day - Feelin' Myself by Nicki Minaj
Last Wednesday I went to the Trafford Centre for a bit of retail therapy. Surprisingly I only bought three things in the sales (for myself), which is a mighty feat. I might be doing a bit of local sales shopping next week, but we'll just ignore that.
One of the main reasons for going out was to buy a pair of black trousers for work. My current faves are getting a little ragged around the edges, so off I went. It took me a few shops, but then I found these in Forever 21. I didn't actually realise these were in the sale until I got to the till, so that was a nice surprise. On a side note, the changing room doors at F21 start very high up, it was a little odd because I'm so used to full doors/curtains. They were £9.99 down from £17.50-ish (I can't find the tags!).
My last stop of the day was Zara, where I found this gorgeous handbag. I don't own a lot of bags, mostly because it's a lot of faff to take all of my bits out of one bag and put them in another every day. This will be a replacement for my current everyday handbag. It was £25.99 down from £39.99.
Finally, on my way to the till, I saw this stunning jumper. It was so soft and such a lovely colour that I just couldn't stop myself. For 2015 I'm trying to branch out into different colours, but I always seem to be drawn to reds and greens (and black). Originally this jumper was £45.99, which I have to say was worth it but not a price I'd pay. Thankfully it went down to £19.99. It was a blooming' good steal if you ask me.

Did you find anything nice in the sales? Or have you bought anything from the new collections recently?

p.s. I wasn't sure how I wanted to photograph the items that I bought, so I took a bit of inspiration from Sarah's haul photographs, let me know what you think!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

What Would I like To Have Been

song of the day - The Union Forever by The White Stripes
I'm forever on the hunt for items that will help me to be a little more organised. From diaries, to note pads, to white boards, I've bought them all at some point.
Last year I got a Muji Diary with a gift card that I had won, and I have to say I love these diaries. I use it mainly to write down my shifts at work, and any in/outgoing money; the simple layout of the diaries make it so easy to do so. So I had to buy another this year. At £9.95 it's not the cheapest diary in the world, but to me it's worth it. The only thing I struggle with is using my diary to keep my blogging life sorted.
So today I hit up Paperchase (I needed to buy a few birthday cards anyway) and found this weekly organiser. On one side there is a little pocket (I'm not sure what I'll put in there), sticky tabs, and checklist sticky notes. The other side has the days of the week, and a space for notes, this is what I'll be using to help keep my blog-life organised. Hopefully.
Do you have any organisational tips to share? Anything that has worked particularly well to help you out?

Thursday, 1 January 2015

I Wish That Only Greatness Follow You Around

song of the day - Been Down by Blue October
Jan/Dec 2014
So that's another year come and gone. 2014 had its ups and downs just like every other year.
My main resolution for 2014 was to get a job, and I managed that. Hopefully this year I can continue to move forward in my career. 2014 was also the year I decided to grow my hair out, to not cut any length off at all. Now I cannot wait to chop it off, but I am going to try and wait a little bit longer, just so the hair is long enough to donate. Let's see if I can do it.
I'm not doing any proper resolutions for 2015, I don't see the point in them for myself because I never really stick to them. I'm a firm believer that it's always good to try and better yourself, and I continuously try to do so.
Anyway, I hope you all has a good new year, and that 2015 is a good year for you all. Thank you for reading my blog, and commenting on my posts. It really means a lot.

Are you any good at sticking to resolutions? What's your biggest wish for 2015?
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