Sunday, 23 February 2014

Drugstore Haul, phone case and piercing!

Bonjour mes amis!
So Friday, before a friend's birthday meal and another friend's party, I popped to town to see if I could find an outfit and to get some more makeup. Sadly, I am still losing the war on clothes and I soon gave up after looking in Ark, New Look and Topshop.
BUT, I always have a little money for make-up, and since it was 3-for-2 in Boots, why the hell not?
PS- Ignore my horrific nails, they look much worse than usual.

Colourburst Matte Balm - £7.99 - Revlon
I really love this product, I read Isobel's blog post on this and as I'd seen her wearing it, I thought I'd have to at least give it a go. So I got this in 'shameless', and on the lips it's similar to the Kate lipstick I have, but I have lost that so, never mind. It stays really well and doesn't feel sticky or dry out the lip. 

Baby Skin - £7.99 - Maybelline
I won't write much on this because I'm hoping to do a review, but I love this and I'd read so many posts praising this product that I had to buy it.

Miss Manga Mascara - £8.99 - L'Oreal
I'm not going to lie, I don't really like this or think its worth the nine quid, the bendy brush is way too bendy and makes you splash mascara all over your face, I'll continue to use it to really see, but I don't recommend.

Case and Piercing - ... - The Owl & The Pussycat, The Forum in Sheffield
There's a story behind the case and the piercing. Basically, I ordered the case before Christmas, and lovely Lisa, who makes them and owns her beautiful little piercing shop, said that since she had so many to make it was likely that it would be after Christmas. So I emailed her after Christmas asking the progress and seeing when it was likely to be done, and she was in the process of making the case when disaster struck! The case wasn't the same plastic as the other cases she makes, and so once it dried, everything just peeled right off it! So we had to wait for another case to arrive, and also a special glue, and then Lisa made it again offering it to me for free and also a free piercing. I actually wanted a microdermal or my tongue piercing but I couldn't have them because of work. I thought my belly button would be best because it could also be a little inspiration for me to get thin for the summer, wooo. So since it's taken 2 and a half months-ish to get the case made I'm super happy with the result. HOWEVER - the case is still a weird material and so the edges have started peeling already. I've emailed to see if there's anything I can do without taking it back, don't want to be too much of a bothered since my phone has caused so much hassle.
Also, I have a wonky belly button, the piercing looks wonky because of this, haha oops!

Click here to go to Lisa's tumblr where you can see her work!

SO there you have it. I meant to post it Friday before I went out but I couldn't, and Saturday I worked all day, so sorry about that..
see ya later!
em xo

Monday, 17 February 2014

Room objects

Bonjour mes amis!
I'm so so sorry that I am a shit blogger and I always post late, but hey-ho!
I reckon I'm gonna try and blog every two days, but I suck so if they're late posts I apologise.
So here is my room objects post, finally. Basically, I'm meant to be having my room re-decorated and these are the little bits that I've bought to pop around when it's finished. The theme of my room is going to be very neutral, with the main feature wall with a mural of a forest/woods. Super tranquil n stuff.

I'll pop them up and just write what they are, where from and the prices. There's not much else I can say really.

White Rose Tree LED light - £12.99 - The Range

3D Wolves pictures - £8.99 - Unknown
I got these as a Christmas present, but the prices were left accidentally on the back of the pictures. I'm not sure where they were from.

Hanging Heart Tea-light Holder - £6.99 - B&M

Bird Cage Tea-Light Holder - £6.99 - B&M

Shutter Mirror - £14.99 ? - The Range
I can't remember the price of this because it was a gift from my mum, and it also comes in a larger size. This one I'm sure is between £15-£20

Green Fairy Lights - £4.99 - B&M

TINDRA Candles in Apple and Passion fruit(?) - 95p - IKEA 

Glass Jars - 3 for £3 - B&M

Flower Tea-lights - £6.99 - Urban Outfitters

Fake Ivy - £1.50 - The Range

Shattered Glass Candles - Unknown
These were also a Christmas present, the price and shop are unknown.

Peach Lid Candle - ? - IKEA
I just found this in the middle of the shop and chucked it into our bag, I never looked onto the reciept to see the price but I'm sure it wouldn't be much more than the other two IKEA candles.

So I hope you enjoyed having a look at the stuff I bought for my room. It's relatively cheap stuff too, and the candles smell really lovely, I have an obsession. For the tea-light holders, I bought about 40 tea-lights from IKEA in a berry scent for about a pound. I love IKEA so much.

See ya later, hopefully there will be a review of the wig, and also a UNIF dupes post soon!
em xo

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Primark haul

Bonjour mes amis!
I actually wrote this post last night but I forgot to publish so it just saved as a draft.
Also, NEWS the wig has arrived! Yay! I also ordered another one last night, which was foolish of me as I don't eve know if I'll like this one, but whatever. I also have tonsillitis for the first time (which is odd for my age) so I totally feel pooey. The house objects thingy should be up tomorrow too so yayyyy

As I wrote the other day, I had a complete breakdown over my weight and so that concluded in my lovely mother whisking me off to shop for clothes that would actually fit my forever changing body.
So we spent around £100 in Primark, and we also got other things from different stores that I'll pop at the end. I'd also like to point out that I can't be bothered to get up and look at the prices so they are approximate :))))) sorry

These were about £12 each I think, and I got them in a size 10 and 12 (for my fatter days). I tried them on in the 10 and really liked them, especially rolled up at the bottom. I think they'd look super cute with a pair of docs or maybe nikes in the summer, just because they're easy to move about in but still skinny. I tend to pop to town and skateparks in the summer so these will be perfect to shove on. The little rips in them are really nice too, although they're the same on every pair they look really natural.

This was about £7 I think, I bought this in the lilac colour because it was the only colour that would look right with my stupidly bright hair. There was a lovely turquoise colour, and also a horrifically dirty-looking shit pink. It feels really nice and soft, which is unexpected as I thought it'd be quite itchy. Although I have only worn it for about five minutes in the changing room so I'll keep you posted.

Never Too Sweet Over-sized T-shirt 
This shirt is a size 12 because I really like my t-shirts to be baggy and comfortable, avoiding self-consciousness when sat down or in public. At the minute I'm obsessed with the kawaii sort of style, and candy and cakes, things like that. I think the colours just all look really cute together. I really love this t-shirt anyway, and at about £6 it was super good value. But it could have actually been more expensive, around £9... I'm not sure...

See-through Over-sized T-shirt
So many hyphens. Anyway, again, I got this t-shirt in a size 12 for the same reasons, and the black strips are slightly see-through. I don't think it's as drastic as the image though because I had to use flash to get it to show up. I bought this for casual house parties and things like that, I thought it was a little unusual and the colours are lovely and bright.

Donuts & Ice Cream T-shirts
The donuts t-shirt (once again bought for the colours and the kawaii thing) was a size 12 again, but because this t-shirt was a little bit smaller-looking than the others. I wasn't sure whether to buy it or not, as the rolled sleeves come really far up the arm and slant over the shoulder and pit a bit awkwardly. But my mama persuaded me. The ice-cream shirt was actually a size 16 or something like that, because they were all tiny.

Flowery cropped shirt (excuse the hand with pen on)
I really like this shirt, and I think it was around £12. It is cropped so if you were wanting to tuck it into jeans they'd have to be high waisted, or it'd hang over. It comes to around my hipbones, I don't know who it'd be for someone else. I thought the colours in the flowers contrasted really nicely with the green on the leaves and the minimalist background design, and the little clip-on necklace thing is really cute, and removable. I just think it'd look super cute with a nice pair of jeans or shorts.

Coat - £40 £28 Peacocks 
I finally got one of these coats! Buzzing! I was thinking it'd look really nice with the jeans from above, a white t-shirt, and Docs or the quite shoes below. I was so excited for this and at only £28 it was a bargain!

I got these shoes at the same time as all the Primark clothing, from Garage Shoes for £18. They look really cute with frilly socks n stuff, yay! Such a bargain too, and really comfy.

So I hope you liked my little haul that finally relieved me from stressing over the fact I have nothing to wear.
I'm off to let someone prod my tonsils! See ya later!
em xo

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

graze box, yay!

Bonjour mes amis!
My graze box has arrived on time, woo! Thanks Mr. Postman!
I got my graze box last night, but I wanted to save the snack tasting for today!
So I'd already looked online at what they'd sent me so I knew exactly what I was getting - totally ruined the surprise for myself. But when my mum brought it home (I have it posted to her work) I was buzzing!

If you want to try Graze (for free) use my friend code.

I opened the carrot cake because this is what I was most excited for. I already knew I liked carrot cake but at only 82 calories I thought it might taste a bit shit. You know, healthy and gross? 
You get a little tea bag as well of 'Afternoon Infusion' which is basically just a normal tea bag, but I don't like tea so I chucked it at someone in my English Lang class this morning. I'm guessing it'd be quite nice for a tea-lover. I smelt the little cake first and I'm not gonna lie, it smelt like soil. Pure soil. I didn't expect it to have raisins either, but to say it had raisins, I really really liked it, I thought it was completely délicieux. A favourite out of my four little punnets.

I then had the pistachios because I was super hungry after thinking about all the revision I should have been doing in my afternoon full of free periods. My friend Hannah always brings pistachios so I knew I liked them a little bit but they weren't a favorite, much rather have a nice salted peanut. But anyway, I nommed on them fondly and they were a super cute snack for the day but to be honest, I don't think I'll be super happy if I get them in my next box.

I was kind of wary of Cheddar gorge, because I don't like cheese. I didn't think it'd be actually cheesy on the cashews but it is and they tasted horrid. The salsa corn sticks were really nice though, they tasted a bit like doritos, and the herb crackers were a bit strange but again, really nice.

I haven't eaten the popcorn yet, but I'm hoping the 'lightly salted' thing isn't actually 'hardly-any-salt-at-all' because if they taste boring i'll be really disappointed.

All in all, I'm pleased with my first Graze box. Remember, if you want to try Graze use my friend code to get your 1st, 5th and 10th box for free. :)
See ya later
em xo

Monday, 10 February 2014

I'm sorry! & YEAR GOALS

Bonjour mes amis! 
A wild stranger has appeared to apologize greatly for lack of post! :(
I'm super super sorry, I haven't posted in a few days and it totally sucks. I meant to post yesterday about the new room objects (the one where I lost all the pictures from before), but just as I was about to go out with my friends for a cheeky lil' bubbletea, I had a complete tizz over my clothes. 
I used to dance a lot and obviously at school I did P.E for two hours a week, but then popping up to sixth form meant I didn't have time to dance anymore, because I have my job at McDonald's and 5 hours of study for each subject out of school. McDonald's doesn't help either, because on my break I get a free meal which means I have at least one McDonald's a week, and I'm not exercising anymore to work the fat off. I'm either studying, blogging, or attempting to upkeep my social life. 
In short, since the summer I've put a stone and a half on, and now none of my clothes fit me. It's quite normal for a girl to put weight on and feel a bit shitty about their body, I mean we all have days where we feel a little fat and we eat things that we shouldn't. But normally after a while it goes. And there are girls that are bigger than me and I understand that, but right now, I totally feel fat (which to be fair, I'm not) and I can't fit into any of my size eight clothing. I've never put weight on before, at least not to a drastic degree of having moved up a clothes size, and as I had no clothes yesterday I had a complete BREAKDOWN.
My mum took me to Meadowhall Shopping Center after I sat for two hours straight (no exaggeration) sobbing my stupid heart out. I was completely devastated. My lovely, lovely mother spent  quite a bit of money on clothes in a size ten or twelve just so I had clothes to wear until I lose the weight.
Because I will. I'm determined.
I had already noticed  that I was putting weight on so I replaced all snacks with fruit (which has altered my bowel movements quite a bit, ooeck)
I have decided to make myself a list of things that I aim to complete throughout the year.

List of things that will make me happier

  1. Lose a stone and tone up your body for the summer, so you can wear nice outfits.
  2. Continue to eat healthy snacks instead of chocolate and crisps (that includes the fortnightly graze box - review soon)
  3. Stop stressing about things that aren't worth it, like school and clothes.
  4. Wear whatever I want without caring what people think. If I want to wear a wig, I will wear a wig.
  5. Keep my bedroom super tidy so that by April/May, I can have it re-done for my birthday.
  6. Save £1000 for Magaluf with the girls.
  7. Be nicer to Jason (because for a boyfriend, he puts up with a lot of shit)
  8. Do nice little things for my friends to make them feel appreciated
  9. Stop getting snappy with my parents
  10. Blog at least every other day!

That's my list! Tomorrow I will post the room objects post, and if my Graze box arrives, I'll review that too. Wednesday there should hopefully either be a little post about the happenings that day, because Hannah and I usually pop to town, OR there will be a haul post on the lovely clothes that my mama bought me yesterday.
Thanks so much for my followers on here and bloglovin', it's nice to know someone likes reading my posts!
Remember you can follow me on the sidebar to the right, and thank you very much!

Bye guys!
em xo

Thursday, 6 February 2014

I have no money :(

Bonjour mes amis! Second blog post of the day!
But before I realised I'd been tagged, I'd already made this little polyvore collage of an outfit I've been wanting for quite a while now. The thing is, I'm saving up for a girls holiday to Magaluf (whay!) So I have absolutely no money until I have it all saved up (boo!). Beauty products and clothing may be scarce for a while which is not good.
BUT I can dream!
I have no money :(
I've been looking at similar products online for a while and I finally grouped together the items to create an outfit that I really love.

1. Coat -  River Island £70.
I've noticed that coats are really expensive, last year I managed to bag a bargain for £40, but I don't like the coat anymore so I've been scouring the web for a new bobby dazzler. I really love the new pink coat craze that's popped up out of the blue, and I think this is my fave!

2. T-Shirt - ? CHEAP!
Now, this T-shirt was actually ridiculously expensive, so I never bothered to write down the price. I personally prefer a baggy t-shirt to a tight one, so I'd just pop to Primark and buy a few T-Shirts in different colours from the men's section. Probably around £5. 

3. Jeans - River Island £40
I really don't like buying clothes because I always want things that I consider expensive, and for a pair of Boyfriend Jeans I think £40 is a bit steep. Sorry, I'm super stingy when it comes to money! BUT, I love Boyfriend Jeans and I think they look lovely with a little roll just above the ankle. I could probably bag a bargain from 'A New Shop' - A vintage shop on Devonshire Street in Sheffield.

4. Boots - River Island £40
I ADORE THESE BOOTS. I really do. I love clumpy boots, I don't know why they're just a favorite item of clothing, I have a nice little selection. I probably will purchase these with time.

5. Bag - $50 (around £30)
I've been looking for a nice bag for AGES. I actually just found this browsing though Polyvore looking for accessories for the outfit, but I really love this bag. I've never had a white bag because I'm just such a messy fool, it'd be grey by the end of the first week! BUT if I had the money for this bag I'd certainly put in the effort to keep it clean. 

6. Choker necklace - $16 (around £10)
I think chokers are such a good accessory for simple outfits because they don't over-do the clothing so that the necklace is the statement piece. A lot of the time, I like my make-up or shoes to be the focal piece for the outfit so these are a cheap, fabulous choker. Again, I found this scrolling through Polyvore BUT I have seen similar things in Primark, New Look, Topshop and Claire's.

7. Bracelet - $24 (around £14)
I think this is just a lovely simple bracelet. Maybe a bit pricey for what it is, though. But it reminds me of The Hunger Games which is my new favorite book that I'm currently reading so, woo.

TOTAL PRICE: around £210

I have a lot of saving to do...
Bye guys! Remember to follow me on bloglovin' if you like my blog, click to the right >>

em xo

I have been tagged!

Bonjour mes amis!
 I'm back again, and I've been tagged in the lovely Elena's new tag, #allbloggersgreatandsmall
It's to focus on the little beauty blogs who are dedicated and deserve recognition, with under 1000 followers.

So, I'm gonna go ahead and answer the questions!

1. What makes you want to blog?
I've always wanted a blog but I never knew what I'd blog about. Then I got older and started experimenting with my own style, and I thought a blog would be a great way to share it with other people who can introduce me to new things, and maybe I can introduce them to new things! So with some encouragement from my best friend, I was convinced it would be super fun, and it is. (Unless I lose my pictures like I did the other day. That's totally not fun.)

2. Your morning skin routine?
I don't really have a morning skin routine, but I wash my face with Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean and a spot cream from the doctors called 'Duac' which is absolutely brilliant for anyone with oily or spot-prone skin.

3. Your favorite blogger?
It's a two-way-tie between Zoella and Grav3yardgirl (Youtube). Although Zoella and I have a different style, she's so sweet and endearing, so I love her! Bunny (Grave3yardgirl) has a really similar style to me, and I love all the outfits and make-up styles that she does. She's super good for me to get tips from.

4. A beauty product you can't live without?
I absolutely cannot live without my Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation in 'Cameo'. It's a foundation and a powder together, which is perfect if you're rushing around or sleeping out. All the make-up you need for a busy day!

5. Your favorite drugstore make-up brand?
Definitely Maybelline.

6. Your favorite high-end make-up brand?
I don't know if you'd count MAC as a high-end brand, but I would as I'm on  low wage and can't afford their products (haha!). I love their lipstick shades specifically.

7. What is your staple wardrobe item?
My UNIF 'Hellbound' dupes! I haven't had chance to wear them out yet but their my favourite shoe everrrr. Hopefully there'll be a review soon.

So there's my answers for the tag! Thank you to Elena for tagging me! I tag Isobel, Lizzie and Zoe, who are my favourite blogs at the mo! 
Answer the questions that I did in this post, and also add the question....
8. What is a product you would not recommend?

Okiedokie, see you later guys!
em xo

Monday, 3 February 2014

totally not okay!

Bonjour mes amis!
THIS IS A SAD TIME, I'm not very well!

Ma face, it burns your eyes!
Ah well, chilling in the living room with my mum can't be too bad instead of going to sixth form right? Anyway, I meant to do a blog post yesterday about the stuff I've gathered for when I re-decorate my room, but I accidentally deleted all the pictures so I couldn't put it up, so hopefully that'll be up tomorrow. I'll take some more pictures and all will be well! 
Also thank-you for my followers on bloglovin' but please make sure you follow my blog, not just my profile! Got some new ideas for posts too and there should be a review of some circle lenses and a wig super soon (they haven't been delivered yet :( ) so YAY. 

ALSO, looking for a good palette of bright eyeshadow colours? I was going to buy one of those 180 colour palettes of eBay but I thought they'd be super cheap and nasty so I'm wondering if anyone has any really well pigmented shadow palettes with lots of bright colours! Thank you!

See ya later alligators,
em xo