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Monday, 1 September 2014

Cute - OOTD

Dress/Top - eBay
Jacket - Republic (I think it's called something else now..)
Gingham Leggings & Grey Shoes - Topshop

Hello Lovely People!
It's getting a bit colder now isn't it? You can definitely tell that Autumn is nearly here! I decided to walk around the local park, which has quite a few pretty views, I couldn't resist taking a quick photo of the Metrocentre while I was there, I'd never realised quite how massive the Odeon was!

I searched for this dress/top for weeks on eBay (as I don't like buying from abroad), eventually I won it! It's just so cute and different! I paired it with my gingham leggings which are so comfy and with Autumn getting closer I think I'll be wearing a lot more leggings! I know as a Geordie I should really brave the cold and have bare legs like most of my family would, but right now I'd prefer to be warm and cosy thank you!

I finished the outfit with a part denim/part hoodie? jacket. I think the decals/patches (what are they called?!?) are so cute and I think I love it a little more because it has an "S" on it, like it was just for me! I'm using the word cute a lot aren't I? (Well here it is again!) Everyone needs at least one (or two, or three....or 10..) pair of cute shoes and these I rather cute, I have worn them with quite a lot recently and not just with cute outfits, they're quite the versatile pair!  

Are you looking forward to Autumn fashion? (I am!)

Monday, 18 August 2014

I Did It!...A - Level Results, University, etc.

Hello Lovely People!
Well I've been a bit absent from blogging this week, but I've been pretty busy! Results day eventually arrived last Thursday I was so nervous wondering if all the hard work, all nighters and times where I'd often questioned my sanity had paid off. Well I waited till 8am to log onto UCAS to see if I'd got in and I DID IT PEOPLE! In September I'll be studying Fashion Design and Marketing at Northumbria University! It was a major relief but I couldn't fully relax yet, I still had to go in and collect my results. 

I'm very pleased with my results and I'm very proud of myself! My results:
Textiles : A*
Business : Distinction*
Maths : A
I'm so happy I can't even express to you how happy I am. It's lovely knowing all of my hard work actually paid off!

So the next step? University!
I'm so excited, I've been looking through Twitter and Facebook trying to find my flatmates and people on my course. I also made a Facebook group for people who are doing Fashion Design and Marketing at Northumbria in September, hopefully we'll all find each other soon! 

I'm in Liberty Quay, I don't know loads about it so if anyone has stayed there previously I'd love to know what you thought!

I'm looking forward to freshers soooooo much! It looks amazing! To all of you people who have done freshers before are the wristbands worth it? Not sure whether to buy one...

Student Discount!
Now for someone who loves shopping student discount will come in very useful, I've just got to remember not to spend all of my money on pretty things!

I would love any advice! Just anything from budgeting to hangover cures (I have a feeling I may need to know a few of these)!

Well the next few weeks should be very exciting indeed! 
Any advice or are you just starting Uni like me?

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Jumpsuit - OOTD

Jumpsuit - Bought on eBay, originally from Topshop.
Ring* - Gemporia
Platform Heels - New Look

Hello Lovely People!
I ADORE the print of this jumpsuit, I love it so much that I also have the Topshop kimono with the exact same print. I was obsessed with them both but could only afford the kimono at the time. I constantly searched on eBay for the matching jumpsuit and all my searching eventually paid off. I've had the jumpsuit and kimono for a year or two now and I still love them. The shape of the jumpsuit is perfection, pretty straps at the top, tie at the waist and palazzo trousers, personally I think it makes my figure look awesome! I think I might have to invest in some high waisted palazzo trousers, so I can wear them with all my cropped jumpers and tops.

I'm planning on sporting this jumpsuit a lot during Autumn, maybe with a chunky cropped jumper and some boots? I wanted to keep the jumpsuit as the main attraction so I just paired it with my black New Look platform heels and a pretty Gemporia ring (read my review of it here!)

I seriously love everything about this jumpsuit, what do you think?

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sweet Cecily's Lip Balm Review*

Hello Lovely People!
Well these lip balms couldn't have been sent to me at a better time as I've just run out of my usual lip balm so I was on the look out for a new one.

Sweet Cecily's is based in Whitby (love Whitby but thinking of it makes me want fish and chips!) and was set up in 2010 by Cecily Fearnley. Sweet Cecily's have a wide range of products like toners, hand creams and face masks.

They were looking for bloggers to review some of their lipbalms and new flavour of lip balm so obviously I jumped at the chance! The two established flavours were Pina Colada and Mojito flavour (oh yeah, cocktail flavoured lip balm people) and the new flavour is Expresso Martini.

 I really like the packaging of the lip balms, they're simple, sturdy and pretty, they also match the smell of the lip balm.

Expresso Martini
So I was a little sceptical about this one, I honestly though I wouldn't like it as I don't really like coffee-like scents, but it it surprised me, I actually like it! It smells strongly of Espresso (obviously).
The lip balm is quite hard so I scrape some out using my nail and rub it on my lips, it's a little gritty at first but the gritty-ness goes away after about 5 seconds of rubbing. I experienced this with all the lip balms but I quite like it! More about the texture further on. 

A Mojito cocktail is usually mint, lime, white rum, sugar and fizzy/sparkling water. You can definitely smell this in the lip balm. The prominent smells as in the cocktail is mint however you can sometimes get a hint of fruity lime-ness. 

Pina Colada
A Pina Colada cocktail is usually a mix of coconut, pineapple and rum. I wouldn't say you could smell just pineapple or just coconut, you can smell both at the same time, and you sometimes get a hint of one and I really like that. There isn't one smell which over powers everything, it's a nice mix.
The texture of the lip balm I personally like, as it's harder it isn't very sticky so you can avoid getting the tin and your fingers sticky when using it. On the lips the balm isn't sticky and each balm just leaves a nice shine on your lips. Overall I really like them all but I think Mojito is my favourite, I've been using it nearly everyday! Some of their other lip balms sound nice too like Mango and Lime, Strawberries and Cream, I love a nice fruity lip balm.

Have you tried anything from Sweet Cecily's?

*Items sent to me to review, all opinions are my own.*