Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Haul: Happy (Belated) Birthday To Meeeeeeee!

So this Sunday was my 18th birthday! Yayyyy!!! Sorry I'm still just very excited about the novelty of finally being 18, as well as just being on a bit of a high from all the birthday celebrations! I have been a very very lucky girl and have received lots of lovely presents, some of which I thought I'd share with you! I'm not in any way at all trying to show off about these, I am so grateful for everything I've been given! 

I had an amazing birthday weekend, kicking off with seeing Sub Focus with two of my friends on Friday night. It was such an incredible night, live music of pretty much any kind is one of my absolute favourite things! Then on Saturday I had a relaxed day, shopping with my cousin and having my first ever experience of YO! Sushi. The food was delicious and I will definitely be returning for many more visits! On Saturday night I had a party with family and friends, which some how turned into me, my cousins and friends going out to a few bars at 12 o'clock so technically it was my birthday. Sunday was my actual birthday so me and my family went out for cocktails and then came home for cake and a relaxed evening in! 

I know these white IKEA pots are just about everywhere on Instagram, but they're just so pretty I'm so happy I've got my hands on some of my own! I think I'll use them for my nail varnish and make up. 

I'm absolutely in love with all the jewellery I received. What makes it extra special is that I didn't specifically ask for the majority of it - it's lovely to know how well my family and friends know me and what I like, I guess many of them have had 18 years to get to know me! 

As it's half term next week I've got lots of plans, I'm just so much more excited for everything now I'm 18. Is that really weird, or did any of you feel the same way when you turned 18?

And finally a HUGE thank you to everyone who made my birthday weekend this year so special and so good. I love you all! 

p.s. check out my new SHOP MY WARDROBE section just to the sidebar below my picture, or at the bottom of each post. I will be updating it as often as I can as there are still lots and lots of things to put up!! 


Monday, 14 October 2013

All Matte Nothin' Else

HOW AMAZINGLY COOL IS THIS NAIL POLISH?! I can't get over how good it looks, just been staring at my hands a bit more than a normal/sane person should, haha! I don't think the pictures do it justice though, it so much more matte and so much cooler in person! I do have a little confession though, it's not actually my nail polish (wahhh :(). My fabulous cousin is staying with us while she does an internship, so it's borrowed off her - I'm definitely sold on it though. 

Matte Top Coat - H&M // Lilac 'Berry Ice Cream' - Barry M 
It's just a top coat, so I thought I'd go simple with my first experiment with it by just using this lilac Barry M number underneath (which matches my new theme hehe). The only slight little niggle I have with it, is that it seems to wear off quite quickly. I took these pictures a couple of days ago and they're looking a tad shiny now today. However for H&M, and only a few pounds (I'm not sure on the exact price), I'm not too bothered. Nothing another coat won't fix! 

I'm literally off right now to go and try out different colours and experiment with it a bit more. I'm thinking matte black base layer, and then a french tip of shiny black - being the cool chic gal that I am! 

Have you blogged about any matte nail polish you've experimented with? Or do you have any ideas for more experiments I can do with this top coat? Let me know below and usual! 


Saturday, 5 October 2013

OOTD: Dungareeees!

Dungaree Pinafore Dress - Glamorous via ASOS
Nude Crop Top - Topshop via ASOS Marketplace (similar here)
Tights - M&S
Hamsa Hand Necklace - Delilah Dust
Black Pixie Boots - Miss Selfridge
Finally, the piece for which I've been searching for years! A pair of dungarees! They are just perfect, especially the fact that the skirt part of them is high waisted as the style suits my body so much better than if it were lower waisted. They're also possibly one of the most comfortable things I've ever owned too. The only teeny issue is that its a tad big around the waist which is down to my top and bottom halves being different sizes, very irritating!

I've teamed them with a nude crop top which some people have commented on before saying I look naked - hence the scarf. The scarf also adds a bit of warmth as well as making the outfit look slightly more autumn/winter than spring/summer. I've also whacked on these cute little pixie boots from Miss Selfridge, which are just too cute! They are a little bit small however so I think they're in need of wearing in a bit. 

On another note, who likes ellie etc's new look? I've been gradually changing over to the new header, signature, menu bar (which follows you as you scroll!?!), and font. It may be tweaked a bit more depending on how decisive I am feel! It's taken me ages to figure it all out so I hope you like it! 


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