Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Favourites

Hey guys,

So not going to lie this has been an awful month for buying things, I got "dismissed" from my job the first day of March due to the company running out of money. I also had my major project at uni which was an exhibition that took a lot of my time/ effort. So life has sucked this month haha but it I did get a new job, which I've done a few shifts at so far and I love it! It's got a better environment and is in a nicer area and all the staff have been so lovely to me, I was a regular customer there before I worked there which has helped a lot.

Anyway so my favourite things this month,

my new dc martens, for sure these are my favourite things this month. They hurt my feet like a bitch but they are for sure the best thing! I brought them a size smaller, this is because once they give the size I normally take in docs becomes too big. I absolutely love the colour of these so I will be doing an outfit post with them next week!

I also brought the intern on DVD, I really wanted to see this when it was in the cinema but I just didn't get the time to go! The film is amazing and just so funny, and genuinely a feel good film! Plus I absolutely adore Anne Hathaway so this was perfect for me haha.

So for sure the biggest thing I have brought in a long long time. I have needed a new laptop for a while but I had to save this was so out of my price range, but I had the money so I went and brought it. I got the Macbook Pro 13 inch Retina Screen, I needed the retina display for university and it is amazing.

I also received this really lovely Yankee Candle from my exhibition team at uni, they brought me a really lovely card and this candle and treated me to one of those millies cookies the massive one tats bigger than your face! Since everyone who follows me know I am a massive Yankee Fan and this was for sure on my wishlist. It smells heavenly and its so lovely!

So only a small post but here are my favourites! I will be blogging a lot more from now on, April and May will not be as busy as this month at all


Six month of blogging| half way through uni | year anniversary

Hey guys!

So the month of April brings rounds some big things for me, the end of February brought around my half a year of blogging, the end of march makes me half way through my degree, and with under 50 days until the end of my second year ( academic time) I've been thinking about a lot of things lately!

So I'll start with blogging. In my few months of blogging I have learnt a lot of things, first up being my grammar and spelling is not as great as I first thought it was when I started. I found that the blogging world is filled with the nicest people and that everyone is so friendly and likes to help each other out. The first blogging group I joined was "The Girl Gang" which I absolutely adore! The members are so lovely and I try to join the weekly chat as often as I can!
Although most of these are positives I have noticed a few negatives which are "copycats" are everywhere and will drain your ideas and steal of the more popular bloggers off the time, which is literally just ripping them off. I have only came across it a few times but it so obvious and there is very little that bloggers can do to stop them, which is really sad. I have also found that if you write anything for any brand you are instantly affiliated with them! Which sucks because sometimes I have literally received emails from brands badgering me to review their product when they have pushed it too much and I have said no and still receive in the post. But apart from that I have found my first few months of blogging to be the best and I really enjoy it!

With University it's a bit of a different story. I love the university I go to and I love the course that I do but this year I have really really struggled with it. I have always been quite intellectual and worked super hard, so in second year when I get to the studio at 8am and leave after 8pm most being told " I don't work hard enough" was a massive kick in the teeth. I study Fine Art which isn't like most courses because I have to produce a large body of written works, a massive studio module worth of work ( we are talking 20 pieces + per term depending on what you do) a set of professional studies and another studio module ( slightly smaller but worse module). This year the tutors have questioned people more on their art and what is the reasoning behind it as contexual/ critical studies is something that I really need to get better at. I have been working super hard with my paintings to find that "something" that they need, because as all my tutors have said " they have a voice but i don't know what they're saying". It hasn't been the work load that I've struggled with it's more of the artists worse enemy of "I'm not good enough and I'll never get anywhere". There have been areas of the course that I have excelled at but that still hasn't made up for the shit time I've had with making work, and at every point I've had tutors make me talk to the first years as to where they should be second year when I don't even know what I'm doing with my life.

But with my written modules I have found that blogging has really helped me become a better writer and I enjoy them a lot more. I have also found that the Library is my best friend and I definitely did not use it enough in my first year whatsoever and could have utilised it to become a lot better at some of the research areas I really struggle with. I've also found that reading almost all my free time has helped so much!

From a point of someone who is really antisocial, I have also learnt that you definitely need a break of some sort, because of uni, work, blogging, my print business and seeing my family at the beginning of the year I had no life at all.  So I have now made times of the week where as a friendship group me and my boyfriend go out and do something that has nothing to do with any of those things. Even if it is drinking tea at 11pm on Sunday night at The Picturedrome! Haha. I have also found that the people who I were friends with in first year well I guess we weren't really friends and I've grown apart from a lot of them, and tbh I'm not sad about it either anymore. I was at first, but hey nothing you can do about it.

This was also the first year that I got a job while at uni, which I'm not going to lie, working 4 days, university and blogging absolutely killed me at first. I would not suggest getting a job unless you have too and you can handle the work load/pressure. Because, especially in the first term of this year I found that it was just too much for my plate! Because I working till 2am most nights as well this made me even more unsociable so I would suggest a day job.

Thanks of reading and I'd love to hear your experiences of University/blogging/life!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Doc Shop Trip II

Hi guys,

So I was super lucky enough to get to the doc shop again over the weekend! And I brought another pair of shoes! ( I couldn't really resist since they were only £25 and chelsea boots) The doc shop had so much new stock and I tried alot of shoes on rather than boots for once. I really liked some of the pascal snake skin effect shoes that they had and I really liked them but these beauties stole my heart. They are the most beautiful brown and have a really worn feel to them, I feel like once they have been wore in they will be so stunning! I also like the fact that the tag on the back of the boot is fabric and brown as well!

So anyway here are a few photos of these beautiful chelsea boots that I HAD to show because they are just stunning! They are a size 6 if anyone is wondering as the sizing came up quite big I went a size down and they are very comfy.

So let me know what you think and if you've ever been over to the Doc Store at Wollaston let me know what you think of it!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Born Pretty Nail Varnish!

Hey guys!

So in the last month I received this really lovely nail-varnishes from, I got sent the Holographic turquoise and a matt cover. I had intended to write this posts as a how to use post but due to stress I have bitten down all my nails and they are pretty gross, so I will write a how to use post and then a little review at the bottom. 
So for this post I will be writing about the holographic nail varnish. Which on the website is the "Born Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Nail Polish Varnish Hologram Effect 12"

So, the first thing that I noticed about this really pretty colour, was how glittery it was. In the past I have used holographic nail varnishes and they have been rubbish! But as a starting point I was very impressed with the packaging of the bottle and the colour looked great.

So then I started applying the colour, it comes out in quite a thin layer, which isn't an issue whatsoever with the drying time being maybe 2 minutes a thin layer. After a couple of layers the colour was exactly the same as what the image on the website is! ( Which really surprised me because for a nail varnish which isn't too expensive it works so well) 

The only thing that I noticed when I was applying it is that if you apply a coat when the other isn't fully dry is can get a bit crumbly, which is more my fault for not checking it was dry. Other than that I am very happy with the product and in the future I would like to buy the other holographic colours such as Born Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Nail Polish Varnish Hologram Effect 11# and  Born Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Nail Polish Varnish Hologram Effect 5# as they are just so gorgeous!

So if you haven't checked out BornPretty then you definitely should, I know the do a massive range of makeup/ and brushes the link for their store is here