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Thursday, 8 December 2011


Coat - Vinatge
T-shirt - H&M
Leather skinnies & Wooly hat - Topshop
Scarf - River Island
Pumps - Office

My FAVOURITE all time coat. Can't believe I haven't worn it on the blog before. Bought it from a Charity Shop when I was in the last year of school so three years ago now. Glad to say it has faithfully served me every winter ever since.

Monday, 5 December 2011

sporting the look

Random sports cap
Miss Selfridge shorts
New Look poncho
Topshop shirt

I completely forgot it's sale season. I've got far too much work on to be hitting the shops so my bank account will remain safe. (For now)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cover Up

1. The Body Shop Oil Free Balancing Foundation (shade 08) - I usually use this foundation for the evening. It's slightly heavier than the Extra Virgin Minerals foundation (labelled as number 2) so I never wear it in the day. Gives me an even coverage and a matt finish.

2.Extra Virgin Minerals  Cream Foundation (shade 402)- made with minerals so its pretty healthy and easy going on my skin. I use it in the day-time. People always comment on how you can never tell if I'm wearing foundation - a good sign that your foundation looks natural.

3. The Body Shop pressed face powder (shade 06) - I usually use this over the top of the oil balancing foundation as it gives it more of a matt finish and I never have to re-apply throughout the day.

4. The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It - feels like silk! My face always feels so smooth and foundation is easier to apply after using it.

5. The Body Shop Moisturising Primer - if my skin feels particularly dry some days even after moisturising, I'll apply this primer instead of the matte finish one.

beauty Bible

I've posted my face ritual because a quite a few people and friends have asked me what I use on my skin and how I always seem to have such an even skin tone. I'm lucky in that I have quite dry skin and so my skin is always pretty clear but I find the products that I use golden and are probably a big help. They're not expensive either! I'm not a fan of over priced products that half of the time don't even work or do just as good as a job as cheaper ones. Having so many girls in my family I've tried and tested quite a few products but these are my favourite. 

1. 'Dirty Works Wake up Call Face Wash': I use this twice a day, morning and night. Face feels smooth and soft even before I've moisturised

2. 'Dirty Works Youth Sexy Thing Day Cream': for me, this product is holy. Makes my skin amazingly soft. I always apply it when my face is a little damp as this locks in the moisturiser as the water dries from my face. Even the most oily skin should be treated to a light moisturiser. Can't stress that enough.  

2. 'Dirty Works Sleep It Off Night Cream': same as the day cream but for night. Again I apply it whilst my face is wet and after using my facial wash. My skin never gives me hassle so in return I treat it well and never got to sleep with my make up on. The night is the time where your skin does most of its damage so a night-time moisturiser is really important. I moisturise religiously which is probably why my skin tone is, and always looks so even.

3. 'Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream': When I'm stressed sometimes I find I'll have one or two small spots develop. I put this on and in a few days they'll have disappeared.

4. 'The Beauty Parlour Dark Circles and Eye Treatment': I apply this gently under the eyes before I use my eye moisturiser, not everyday but if I'm over tired and have dark circles. Believe it or not it actually works. 

5. 'Dirty Works Banish The Bags Eyecream': the eye is a very delicate area and so it needs extra TLC. It's scent free which is good as I hate scented products for the face. 

6. If I am exceptionally tired and have bags under my eyes (which, with this university work I seem to have them recently) then I'll use this eye cream. It absorbs quickly so the eye area won't shine and look greasy. 

7. 'The Body Shop Elderflower Eye Gel': I use this after I've applied my eye moisturiser. If my eyes are tired or sore I put it in the fridge for ten minutes and it goes cold and feels so refreshing when applied under my eyes.

8. 'Loreal Triple Active Cleansing Wipes': I never substitute my face wash or scrub for wipes, I use them to get my make-up off or wipe my face after using my face wash only. These are perfume free but I think all face wipes pretty much do the same despite what they claim on the packet. 

9. 'Dirty Works Belle of The Ball Face Mask': I use this maybe once a week or every two weeks. Depends how I'm feeling and if I can be bothered waiting for it to dry before washing it off.

10. 'Dirty Works Pore-fect Face Scrub': again only use this depends on how I feel. Sometimes I'll swap my face wash for this and use it say four times a week. 

Monday, 28 November 2011

home sweet home

Jacket, vest & hotpants - Topshop
Ankle boots - New Look

Travelling home today... Amsterdam has been such a good experience! I love European countries. I always feel that England seems somewhat alien to the rest of the Europe. I just don't seem how our culture can be called European when compared to other countries like France, Belgium, Amsterdam etc. Anyway here's the outfit I wore last night. Since my crush on spots in the summer, I'm still in love with spotty prints - they're feisty and fun so when I saw this blazer in Topshop I would have been kicking myself ever since if I'd have left it behind.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

think pink

Shirt, jeans & shoes - New Look
Hat - Topshop
Cardigan - Vintage
Bag - Miss Selfridge

Last day in Amsterdam today. We went to see if there was any shopping to be done. But the shops were the same as in England really, Zara, River Island, H&M etc. Went to the Amsterdam dungeons and to visit the Anne Frank Huis but the queue was too long and it closed at six so we wouldn't have made it... really disappointed. Wore my pink vintage cardigan for the first time today. The colour is so darling and eye-catching to say the least. Serves me very well. I knew it would. xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

vintage & sequins

Wearing sequin top - vintage, skinny jeans, ankle boots & coat- New Look, clutch bag - Dorothy perkins.

Usually take photo's of my outfit before I go out rather than whilst I'm out but last night I decided to do both. Couldn't resist photographing the city - its so beautiful at night and just so... well, European. 

Friday, 25 November 2011


Leggins & black pumps - New Look
Hat  & Scarf- H&m
Dress - River Island
Necklace & bag - Urban Outfitters
Gloves - Miss Selfridge
Jacket - Primark

Arrived in Amsterdam this morning around 9am Dutch time. The trip was exceptionally awkward, awkward sleeping, awkward transport - Sea France were not running ferries so we had to wait around from 1am until 3:30am to go on the Euro tunnel. All in all it was an exhausting journey but we arrived safely which is the main thing. 

Went out to explore the city - it was so exhilarating - the fashion is so different to the fashion I see in England, Chinese restaurants were everything and since I loved Chinese food, I was in food heaven! We spent most the day in a chinese take-out place. They out the food in those little cardboard boxes that I've only ever seen on American films like in New York City and I gave the chop sticks a go but it didn't really work out so well... 

Coffee shops were everywhere and the red light district was grim to say the least. Don't know how the government can accept prostitution as normal, men were picking out what women they wanted like they were pieces of meat. Quite sad and depressing. On a lighter note, really loved the rest of the city!

They had fast food vending machines, how cool!? England only crisps and chocolate vending machines is a little behind...



Wednesday, 23 November 2011

superstitious?? New shoes on the table

Say hi to my new ankle booties. I'm not really a shoe girl but I couldn't resist these when I saw them in New Look yesterday. Love the animal print and the black ones are really comfy despite their monstrous heel.

I'm going on a uni trip tomorrow to Amsterdam for the weekend. Can't decide which pair will travel with me but I think I'll feel guilty if I don't pack both.


Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Big blog break as my camera has gone off for repair again... but Happy Halloween! xxx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

jeans day

Bag & Shirt - Vintage
Socks & hat - H&M
Boots, jeans & jacket - Topshop
Scarf - Lyle & Scott
Belt - Zara

Photo's by Weronika

Thought I better blog this outfit as it's rare that you'll ever catch me in jeans...  Spent the day in Preston with Weronika. We originally planned on eating out but we abandoned that idea after spending our money on a few material treats. Well, you can't spend five hours looking around the shops and come back with nothing, right? 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Love 4 London

London Photo Diary
Wednesday 19th October 2011

I LOVE London. I love its convenience, its obscurity, the chaotic rush for the underground. I even love its hostility. But most of all, I love the endless opportunities it holds.

I'm wearing green contacts in these photos. It's amazing that you can change your eye colour one day, and then keep your natural colour the next. I purchased them from and I feel a little guilty that I'm now straying away from the green colour and leaning more towards the idea of some really light browny-amber ones. xxx