life recently #20

Sunday, 25 October 2015

 reunited // my new home is beautiful // train time
oreo brownies // he's so cute // keeps me going
 sunny days are happy days // science-y // a year with my love
student life // my world // first game as a UEA netball girl

Lots of happy things in the last few weeks. I'm still sticking it out at uni, finally finding my feet, got onto the netball squad and celebrated a whole year with Jamie. I am a very happy girl.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Top - River Island // Jeans - Topshop // Trainers - Next

Goodbye nice blog photo backgrounds.. This is the first outfit post I've done since moving in at university despite being here 4 weeks already. This ravishing fire door is now going to be a regular on my blog!! A couple of weeks ago there was a student night in the city centre so I headed in and got this top along with a few other goodies at bargain prices! I love the mustardy colour and it's going to be such a staple peice in my wardrobe to dress up and down. Today I chose to dress is down with my beloved ripped jeans and slip on trainers.

Review: VEET Easy Wax ROLL ON KIT

Friday, 16 October 2015

When it comes to hair removal, waxing scares me. A lot. I am petrified of the pain it appears to bring, but I decided to bite the bullet and agree to give the Veet Easywax Roll On Kit a try.

The veet roll on kit gives women like you and me the chance to give waxing a go at home. I let my leg hair grow out, admittedly probably not quite enough and set up. All you need to do in preparation for waxing with the roll on kit is allow around 20-30 minutes for the wax to heat up. Once heated up the wax has melted enough to roll onto the skin. I found this super easy - the wax was neither too cold nor too hot that it was unconfortable, it was just right. Although I did find it needed more than one layer. Once you've glided the wax on you slap a peice of the waxing paper on top and smooth it down, leaving a little bit at the bottom to get a hold of. Next is the scary part. Hold on to the skin and rip it off, the quicker the better. Although painful I think this is definitely something I could deal with doing if it means hairless legs for longer. I did struggle at first because my leg hair was so short but it definitely did the job on some patches.

Surpisingly, despite the pain, I really enjoyed my first home-waxing experience and I look forward to giving it a go when my leg hairs inevitable grow to the length similar to apes, the veet electrical roll on kit was mess free and easy. A few more rounds of pain and I'll soon be a home waxing pro.

REVIEW: Batiste Stylist XXL volume spray

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Batiste XXL Volume Styling Spray - £4.29

As soon as I saw the new range of Batiste styling sprays I knew I wanted to give them a go. I live by their dry shampoo, and with always struggling to get any kind of volume in my hair I'd use their volumising dry shampoo a lot. Although nearly a fiver for a spray I'm likely to get through fairly quickly is a lot, I am so happy with the results. I spray it around my crown and roots to give my hair a bit of oomph and it works a treat! Perfect for a night out and then to give the messy look bun the day after. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the way it makes your hair feel - a bit matted, but it's something I can definitely get over. All in all, I will definitely be buying this again and again and again! Have you tried any of the other batiste stylist range?

life recently... #19

Sunday, 11 October 2015

night out with the girlies // winged eyeliner // coffee catch up with a good friend
pint at the pub with my favourite // grandparents // mummy and daughter in times square
rowing // me and jamie completed go ape!! // goodbye meal with all the besties
new adventures // an organised mess - uni room // pretending to be geographers

12 things I learnt in my first week of University

Thursday, 8 October 2015

I'm still alive, I haven't posoined myself so far, and I'm onto my third week of university.

It seems so crazy to me still that I'm here, on my own for the next three years building my future. I already feel so different as a person than what I did a few weeks ago. There have been tears, lots of burnt food, long boring lectures but there's been a lot of fun too, and after just a couple of week I thought I could share the top 12 things I've learnt so far:

  1. 1. If you're feeling homesick, go out and do something.
  2. 2. Don't leave biscuits and other fattening snacking foods in your room, you will eat them.
  3. 3. It's 100% okay not to go out every night of freshers.
  4. 4. It's 110% okay to want to get early nights!
  5. 5. Everybody is lovely, be brave and talk to people... make friends!
  6. 6. You can't live on pasta and noodles for the rest of your life.
  7. 7. Sometimes the best nights are those unplanned.
  8. 8. Start the semester as you mean to go on, be organised and work your butt off.
  9. 9. Make an extra effort with everything you do.
  10. 10. Fresher flu is real. And you WILL catch it.
  11. 11. Cover your room with photos and bring as many teddies as you like.
  12. 12. Do what YOU want to do.. you're here for yourself!

Upcoming Fashions for Fall

Monday, 5 October 2015

We're in the home stretch for Fashion Month. Paris is winding down, and soon we'll be left to our devices to find the new hot trends of the season.

Thankfully however, the recent shows have left us with plenty of inspiration to last until winter, and they're just as casual-chic as any fall style should be. Check out a few of these fall pieces that you'll want to grab before they're gone.

This season's dresses are all about long hemlines that hit between your knee and your mid-calf—a style of dress known as a "midi." Fits vary from form-fitting, to a loose, bohemian style with '70s influence, allowing midis to flatter most body shapes. Better still you can pair this style with everything from heels and wedges to booties and flats in order to reflect your desired look.

For inspiration, browse the dress collection from Lyst. The collection of different designers highlights the variety of ways the look is put to good use. For example, the Yepa Printed Midi shows how you can use the design to create a casual style, appropriate for most functions, while the Ekundayo Midi Dress is ideal for events that require formal attire.

Bags for this season are simple in shape, but fun in design. They resemble functional carriers like briefcases, lunch boxes, cosmetic bags, and even toolboxes. And their hard exteriors are limited to your imagination, in whatever print, texture, and colour that catches your eye.

If the box bag isn't your thing, try a suede purse adorned with fringe instead. It's just as hot this season, and it's easy to pair with some jeans and a flirty top. E! spotted Jessica Simpson with a suede and fringe purse recently, and they said her fall outfit made running errands "look effortless."

I can plan an entire look around a pair of shoes, but sometimes I just need to slip on a pair and go. Thankfully this season's ankle booties are as chic as they are comfortable and universal.

Once again, suede is particularly popular for this season, but you can also experiment with leathers (or faux leathers). Try a neutral colour in brown or black to keep your outfit options open. You can also check out Bustle's recent article on how to pair them with everything from skinny jeans and leggings, to skirts and dresses.

Fall is already upon us, and it's likely that most of you have already felt a chill in the air. If you haven't filled out your fall wardrobe yet, now is the perfect time to do so!


Friday, 2 October 2015


I never realised how much of this outfit was H&M before typing this up, but who can blame me? H&M is brilliant. I think of it as a slightly better primark, it's clothes are so cheap but always so on trend. This could be the last time you see this background in a post of mine for a while, I am officially moved into my new room at Uni. I've had a great two weeks so far and can't wait to share some uni-related posts with you soon!