Saturday, 4 August 2012

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I've had such a completely hectic Summer so far, well I say hectic it's more 'unplanned' travelling and not actually being at home for three weeks. Anyway since I got back from Italy I went down south for over a week to stay at some friends in Bury St Edmunds, and then I went to Bookham in Surrey for a few days (luckily also caught up with a little of the cycling for the Olympics). I didn't really get many pictures from going down, but these are a few I took on my disposable camera, from when I went to Embankment.
How is your Summer going so far?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

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I just got back last night after seeing my family in Italy for a few days, here are a few pictures I took whilst I was there. I went to Scafati, which is a town in the Campania region in Southern Italy.
Prior to booking to go I was supposed to go for over a week; but having needed to get my passport renewed total mess up etc etc and ending up flying on my own, I went for 4 days. Which was a shame as I don't see my family there regularly, but it was enjoyable finally getting there.
On the first day I went to Vietri or 'Vietri Sul Mare', known for the pottery, vases etc that are used around the Amalfi Coast (pictured above). Also ending up buying lots of pottery and subsequently having to buy another bag to go home with haha...
Next we went to the Amalfi. We got a train to Salerno, and then got a 40 minute boat there. Scorching hot also with it being temperatures around 40 degrees celsius. It was a lovely day although, as me being myself hating the sun the weather didn't really affect my tan..
On Sunday I went to Monte Terminio, which is a lovely place to go with your family, it isn't very touristic mainly Italian families going for a Sunday barbecue. It has beautiful views, and you can go horse riding on the mountains. I found there was also a beautiful range of butterflies, which I tried to take pictures of but also that was very hard haha.
And on the last day I went to Pompeii, I didn't take many pictures (only on my phone) so hence there being no photos.
I had a lovely holiday but I'm glad I'm home as I find going abroad makes me miss everything in England.
(I used for taking the photos Lumix G2, or Canon EOS 650D)
How was your weekend?

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


I will never for the life of me be able to take 'outfit shots', without being too 'posed' and end up looking ridiculous or try and take a 'casual' one in my mirror and equally look ridiculous. Although neither two apply, mainly being the fact I had no effort to turn a light on so you could actually see the outfit better, I'm going to proceed to post it although showing the lack of patience I have..
Anyway I wore this today, I was going to wear a fitted black pencil skirt because I thought the contrast of the dark blue pattern in my top would look good, nevertheless I counted against it and I think I have this thing where I can deter from anything I think first looks good and end up looking like I've just been dragged through a charity shop, hey ho I like this skirt; I got it for my christening when I was about 10 and never threw it away for the 'sentimental' value, although it still fits me and now you have an image of a fat child wearing this skirt, although you probably didn't have an image of me wearing the skirt as a fat child but you probably did so after I wrote that, well if not that was completely pointless, and furthermore pointless as I have the skill where I can carry on talking/typing about equally nothing.
I liked my makeup today, I tried out the 'Real Techniques' brushes I bought on Monday and they're truly immense but I need to get my eyebrows threaded so no there won't be a photo of my makeup today (not that you'd really want it or it'd make any real difference to your lives haha).

Sleeveless Blouse- Ralph Lauren
Leather Jacket- All Saints
Skirt- Gap

I also wore a twist scarf from American Apparel, which I think was a limited edition design as I can't find it on their web store to show you, its black and gold and I like it and I think they are a great thing to wear to finish off an outfit.

Also I re-read Socrates Adams- Everything's Fine, today. I completely love this book, and I need a new book to read, so do you have any suggestions?
Whilst reading this on the tram home also I started choking on a coconut which was an experience as many lovely elderly ladies looked at me like it wasn't a natural thing to happen hm.......
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Also this is just a photo of some street art I saw today, I really like it. It was just on Dantzic Street by The Printworks, which if you didn't know is kind of entertainment venue, they usually have live bands in the centre in the weekend and a some really nice eateries, The Odeon and there is also a 'Virgin Active' gym there too. Originally until the late 80's it was a printing press hence the name 'Printworks', but in the late 90's became what it is today.

It's really sunny where I live, and I'm having a nice day; so I hope you're all having a nice day too! :)

Thursday, 5 July 2012

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My views on fashion at the moment, quite contrary as most of the fashion I see around is the '14 year old hipster look' i.e dip dyed hair, creepers, bands tops etc almost bringing grunge back?
These are a few images I've seen floating around the internet which I've loved, I love the decadent look of almost untamed 'careless', with messy hair thats almost not messy, trying hard but not trying hard to look good. The mix of pale mixes that almost sit on the skin, with a dewy finish create this mystical enclosure, well thats what fashion is..made to be unfashionable. But I love all the textures I've been seeing, out there but just enough..if that makes any comprehensible sense...haha

What are you favourite 'trends' or even looks at the moment?

*All images in this post are not mine, I have found them on the internet from various sources

Thursday, 28 June 2012


I thought I would share with you all a little 'D.I.Y' I made a while back. My MAC keyboard unfortunately broke, after we had friends round and someone had spilt a drink on it. I wanted to get a new keyboard anyway as I wanted a wireless one, so bingo idea..


If you think about one of the comedies where they have a scene of someone using dangerous implements i.e hammer, saw etc, and having no absolute clue to how it's used, so ending up cutting the wrong thing or getting a wonky size..yeh thats me, in a nice way haha

So I started of by looking for some smallish bits of wood that would kind of be a size of a shelf, and by this no I didn't mean go into a forest searching for readily cut wood magically coming in the size of my future shelf, we have a wood burner at home which can come in amazingly handy so I found two pieces that were about 3/4 of a metre in length 3/4 inches in width. 
Then I used my handy skills and cut them, one being half the size of the bigger one (which is the shelf bit) 
I used the paint that I had on my wall as I thought having another colour would look odd, so I let that dry for however long it took.
*Drum roll* And then I let my anger out on the poor keyboard and randomly one by one super glued the edge until the side of the shelf was covered.
LAST but not least I put it in the corner of my room, as my room is at the top of the house the beams are at a good size TO have a shelf there, so match made in heaven; I think so.

Voila a shelf that kind of looks odd, but at the same time quite cool, although some would be thinking you bought a mac keyboard specially for that....


I thought I'd show you a picture of my wall, I'm changing the light switch soon as I detest plastic fittings etc, but it's just a load of postcards of places I've been or some posters of animals or a few drawings. I love my wall, but as it's more of a recent hobby I still need to go to a few more places to fill up the wall and hopefully expand to another.... one day haha


Last but not least I've started painting my drawers this greenhouse 'green' colour, which I love and I think would look great overall as a 'worn out' look to the draws, and would contrast well with the colour of my walls.

Have you done any 'D.I.Y's recently? If so what have you done?

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Sorry for the slight M.I.A but nearly finished school forever, I've finished all my main exams I just have Accountancy left, but it's all going super well because I've passed all the Accountancy modules, so I have one more left, slightly nerve racking but once it's all done I'll be pleased!
I ordered PEACE' signed vinyl which was really exciting to open the post to, and how amazing is their cover? You should definitely take a listen to them

I also bought these shoes from Topshop's Premium concession, which I absolutely adore and kind of remind me of classic louboutins. Plus they're so easy to walk in and they're a classic style, so you can't really go wrong with them!


Also a note when I went into American Apparel yesterday they were selling their 'discontinued' nail varnishes for the half the original price, so making it £3.50 which is an absolute steal. Love this colour, as it's quite a nude-y yellow which is great for everyday wear, and the quality of it again is amazing, if you've read my previous post about their nail varnish.
Have you guys bought any 'steals' recently? 

Last but not definitely not least, I recently bought this book from Waterstones just picking it up on a whim after being 'enticed' by the front cover. After reading it it's definitely a really good book and I would recommend it, Adams writing style is alot different to what I would usually pick and read but not even blagging as some books describe as 'hilarious' but at times reading this you will be crying with laughter, so it's a definite great read (although not good when you're reading it on a busy train may I add!!). Plus my copy was signed by the author himself, which is cool! 
Have you read any good books recently?

Saturday, 9 June 2012



If you know me you would know I adore the India culture..well I say that I mean eyebrow threading, clothing etc (I would love to say I love more but I've not been to India...yet) ANYWAY I've used Henna before and I've always loved the look of all the amazing designs, obviously not quite to the standard of that yet, but it is amazing fun to design different patterns and I love how it looks once its dried (although it takes 5 hours to dry fully).

I bought this Henna tube from Ebay, which is great to order if you don't have time to go out as it isn't that much more expensive than in shops! But I've been told you should never pay more than a pound for Henna, otherwise the seller is ripping you off. You can get it from most Indian stores, if you live in Manchester you can get it from Afflecks palace etc.

Have you tried Henna before? What are your thoughts?