Friday, 28 February 2014

Crown and Glory

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all doing well and are as glad as I am that it's finally the weekend! This week has gone on forever! I've not been posting as much as I'd like to because I have oodles of work to be doing and I'm just so exhausted when I get home in the evenings. Hopefully this is the first of a couple of posts this weekend anyway! 


About two weeks ago I placed a little order with Crown and Glory hair accessories. After much anticipation, it finally came the other day so I thought I'd share with you what I got! 

If I'm honest, I don't usually wear hair accessories other than the odd little clip here and there, but lately I've been loving floral headbands and wondered if it was something I could pull off. I had a huge debate as to whether or not to order anything, but I fell in love with two items and I just had to get them! After all, I get to decide what I can and can't pull off, right?!

Crown and Glory are known for their huge statement flower headbands but I fell head over heals in love with this little lilac one. Adorably named "Not A Lotta Rosie", it is the baby sister of the Lotta Rosie headbands. I thought I'd start small with my new floral endeavour! In person, it is just as beautiful as it looked online and they are handmade to order. It was £15 and you can find it right here.





Whilst I was ordering I stumbled across this beauty! I've never had a corsage for my hair so I thought, why not! It's bigger than I thought it would be, but this isn't a bad thing! I love the colours and it is amazingly cute! It was £8 which, for such a beautiful accessory, I didn't think was bad at all. It's in the colour Icecream, and you can find it here




There are so many pretty accessories on the Crown and Glory site, you should definitely go have a look! They really appeal to the little girl in me! 

I'd love to know what you think of my purchases and if you have bought anything similar recently!

Look forward to reading your comments! Have a lovely weekend!




Saturday, 22 February 2014

OOTD #4

Hello my lovelies! How are you all? I do wish I had more time in my life for blogging! I mean, regardless of having the time or not, I do manage it. I suppose I just wish that I enjoyed everything in my life as much as I enjoy keeping this blog! University work is calling me and I really need  to start taking more notice of it! Anyway, I thought I'd do a quick outfit post today, even though in the end I didn't actually go anywhere! Does anyone else do that; get all dressed up in the morning and then not leave the house? I think the best I can hope for this weekend is a walk to the supermarket to pick up some much needed fruit and veg after having eaten awful food for the past few days! I just can't help liking all of the things that are bad for me! Detox week starting Monday!

Now to my outfit...

Today I wore my neutral-grey shirt from Primark. I got it ages ago but I think they might still sell it, and it was around £9.

On the bottom, I wore my new MissGuided.co.uk disco pants. I'm not sure about these as they are a bit baggy behind the knees and also around the crotch area (TMI?) but I'm just saying, I'd only feel comfortable wearing them with a top of a certain length! Regardless, they're amazingly comfortable and were only £14.99.

For jewellery I wore two pieces from charmedivy.com Both are still available on the website, with the infinity necklace being £2.50 and the cross currently being in the sale for only £1.50!



On my face I used my new L'Oreal True Match Minerals foundation, and I actually think it does a really good job! It's also far quicker to apply than liquid foundation and powder. I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on my eyes and on my lips I'm wearing a new lipstick I picked up from the Rimmel Moisture Renew range, in the colour Vintage Pink. I absolutely love it!

As you can see, I put some pink through the front of my hair. I'm hoping to go more colourful in the near future but first I need to bleach my hair some more, which might be on the agenda very soon!


As always, let me know what you think! I love reading your comments :)

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Lust List #2


Once again I've been busy wanting things I've seen online. I'm doing so well and have resisted these lovelies so far, but thought I'd turn them into a quick post so that you can share the love! 

First we have the super cute Luisa Double Dove necklace. It's so sweet and it's only £6 from boohoo.com

Next is the Oversized Pegasus Tank. I love this so much, it's really fun looking but not too OTT. Better still it's in the sale at MotelRocks.com for £15. Must. Resist. If you've never been on Motel, you should have a look! They have 20% off for students too!

I'm nearly out of my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation that I go on about all of the time and I really want to try a mineral foundation to see if they live up to the hype. I've seen some Youtubers using this L'Oreal True Match Minerals foundation and they claim it works miracles, so I want to see for myself! I found it on one of my favourite sites, HQhair.com (you can find some good deals on there if your are looking for hair products or makeup) for £14.99.

I used to own about a million pairs of jeans and probably still do, but I yo-yo up and down the sizes and have quite a few pairs which are a little, um, tight. I love high waisted jeans, as they're so comfy, and there's so much hype around the Joni Jeans from Topshop at the moment that I really want some! They're £36 so a little on the pricey side. I'm not sure if this is just because "everyone else has them", but maybe I'll at lease go and try a pair on...

Last but definitely not least, and the thing I had to really sit on my hands to stop myself from ordering is the Robin Contrast Collar Dress, again from boohoo.com. It's only £15 and it is so adorable! I'm pretty much in love with boohoo at the moment and it's so hard not to just buy loads of things as their prices are so reasonable!

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my little list of things I want, and that you check out some of the sites for yourself. I love a bit of internet browsing, I just have trouble stopping the browsing turning into purchasing! I hope you are all having a fantastic week! 

Much love! 


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Launch of the "Beautiful Minds" Campaign - Let's Talk About Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from a mental health condition over the course of a year. But even with at least a quarter of the population affected at any one time, we still treat it as taboo. Even now as I write this, I'm nervous that no one will want to read my blog when they discover that I myself suffer with a mental health condition. I worry that I'm letting this out too early in my blogging career, and that it will kill any readership I have gained in my short time. You may be wondering why this worries me, you may even not be compelled to leave my blog forever, but it is the year 2014 and the wider understanding and acceptance of  mental health is still not as good as it could be. Words like "crazy" and "weirdo" still spring to mind and the opinions of those with mental health conditions are still being valued less. This, in a nutshell is why this worries me but I am turning my concerns into a campaign to spread even a small amount of awareness  and to encourage others who suffer with a mental health condition to be brave enough to speak out and to not be embarrassed of their illness.

We All Have It 
We all have mental health. Just like we all have physical health. Your physical health can be excellent, you may be able to run for six miles a day, you may eat fantastically and be the perfect weight for your height. You may be free of any physical illness. Likewise, your mental health can be excellent, you may be able to think clearly, have no stress and be free of troubling thoughts. You may be free of any mental illness. The most physically healthy person can be struck down with an illness, be it just a cold, or something far more serious. The same goes for mentally healthy people, they could become stressed or anxious for example and long term this could develop into a problem that they need to seek help for. They could develop any number of mental health conditions, yet, they are still the same person that they were back when they were mentally healthy. Any of us could be affected by a mental health condition, they really do not discriminate and education and awareness is key. If we all understood these conditions better, we could become more tolerant, less judgemental and more willing to openly discuss the issues surrounding mental health.

"Looking" Mentally Ill?
My blog is mainly about fashion and beauty, so I ask you, do I look crazy to you? If asked this I would probably laugh and reply "yes!" , but more seriously, I'm asking "what does someone with a mental health condition look like?". Instantly,  images of  someone with wild hair, walking the streets in their dressing gown, shouting at passers by, spring to mind. Or even just someone who doesn't take care of their appearance and looks a bit dishevelled. But I myself like to look after my appearance, I like to wear nice clothes and spend time on my hair and makeup. And I myself suffer with a mental illness. I know other people who struggle similarly to me, and I can confidently say that you couldn't pick any one of us out of a crowd and say "that person is mentally ill!". It's a dangerous game to play, judging a person's mental state by their outward appearance. It means we might miss the people who need our help most because we think they look fine. We should be aiming to reach a point where  anyone with a mental health condition, regardless of whether or not they look "fine" can feel comfortable telling someone, be it an employer or even a friend, what illness they struggle with, how it affects them and what help they may need without being judged.

My Struggles
I am writing this somewhat long-winded and rambley post because mental health is something that plays a big part in my life. My first diagnosis was depression when I was 16. All of my grandparents passed away over the period of just one year and my sadness became worse and worse. I believe this to have been what triggered my illness in the first instance, but I also believe that I was always going to become depressed, and had a predisposition to this illness. I was self harming at this time and even tried to take my own life. Over the years, I've been up and down and still suffer from periods of depression which can be quite severe. I take antidepressants to help with this and I truly believe that these keep me afloat. More recently I have been told that I have traits of Emotionally Unstable
Personality Disorder (aka Borderline Personality Disorder). I now also take medication to regulate
my intense moods which come with this. Despite these issues through what was an important period of my life in terms if defining my future, I still managed to get through secondary school and sixth form and am now studying at a prestigious university in Scotland. Talking to people about these things can be very difficult but the main thing for me is that I don't let any of my issues define who I am or what I can achieve. People with mental illnesses can be highly functioning and achieve amazing things in spite of their daily struggles. I am not my illness.

The Campaign!
Us as bloggers can really make a difference, and I am launching the Beautiful Minds campaign with the vision of doing just that! We can educate ourselves and share our knowledge amongst the other lovely things we usually post. Let's turn mental health into a topic of conversation that us and our readers can get involved in! To find out how to get involved, click here! Absolutely anyone can get involved! You just need to use your blog as a platform to help spread the word about mental health and get the conversation started! It shouldn't be taboo in the twenty first century to talk about these issues and we need to make everyone feel at ease about talking about their problems, whether they're suffering from stress and anxiety, to eating disorders, to schizophrenia.

Just adding a Beautiful Minds button (bottom of this post) to your blog will be a fabulous help! But go one step further and start posting, and you could really make a difference! If everyone who reads this adds the button to their blog I'll sleep well tonight. If you want to find out anything about getting involved, please don't hesitate to contact me at sian.blogspot@gmail.com. I'm also there if you need to talk about any issues regarding mental health.

I can't wait to get this started, and I just hope that you share my vision too!

Here's the button, which I would love to see on your blog!
Beautiful Minds






Friday, 14 February 2014

ELF Haul and Makeup Look!

Today my ELF order arrived in the post so I thought I'd share what I got with you. I tried not to go too crazy, so here's what I got...


elf beauty book
£6.00 - comes in Natural, Smokey or Bronzed
elf beauty book
Inside - Eyeshadows, primer, applicator and eyeliner

First I got this Beauty Book. It comes with six eyeshadows, a primer, an applicator and an eyeliner in the colour "coffee". I got the "Natural Look" one as I get most use out of brown shade eyeshadows. I definitely didn't need to get this, but I'd seen people online get them before and I've always fancied having a look at one myself! For the tiny price of £6.00 I definitely have no complaints!

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

elf contouring blush
£3.75 - in the shade St Lucia
I'm always one for a bit of contouring and my last powder that I was using for contouring and highlighting has crumbled apart, so I thought I'd try out this one. The darker shade is very pigmented which was a great surprise! I love the subtle pink blush too. I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of this one!

Maximum Coverage Concealer

£3.75 - in the shade Porcelain

It's fairly thick but not too thick, and seems to give decent coverage
I've been looking for a new concealer for ages now but never got round to actually committing and buying one! I was looking for something fairly heavy duty as my dark circles take a bit of covering up but I didn't want to pay too much as I often find concealers a bit hit and miss. This one promises a good coverage and for only £3.75 I figured if it wasn't as good as I'd hoped I wouldn't have lost much. From first impressions, I like the consistency and it doesn't seem like it will look cakey if applied liberally so hopefully I'm on to a winner!


£5.00 - in the shade Ripe Rose


I'm a sucker for lipsticks but you already knew that! I have never tried a lipstick from ELF before so I thought I'd see if the Mineral Lipstick's were any good! This is a pricier item for ELF, coming in at £5. As soon as I got this this morning I had to try it out. I love the colour, it's a lovely red, not too much darker than my lips, which are naturally very red, but it definitely makes a statement! I really like how it feels on, and it isn't at all drying which is great. For £5, I think I want to try some other colours too!

Mineral Infused Face Primer

£6.00 - in shade Clear


Another thing I've been wanting to get is a primer. I've had the odd couple of primers in the past but never anything fancy but I was considering investing in a more expensive one as I figured if you pay more for it, it must be better, right? Well, I think we all know the answer to that deep down! Anyhow, when I saw this primer in it's fairly attractive bottle on the website, I thought I'd give it a go! It comes in a few shades, including a green one to combat redness, but I decided to play safe with clear. I expected it to be a bit sticky like a clear one I've had in the past (and hated for that very reason!) but it isn't at all! It goes onto the skin nice and smoothly and makes your skin really quite nice! Obviously I can't comment on the staying power that it gives to the makeup that you put over the top of it, but once I have gauged how well it works compared with my un-primered face, I might do a little review!

Angled Contour Brush

£3.75
Last but not least, I got this angled eye contour brush. I feel like I don't have enough eye brushes, and I refuse to use my Naked 2 brush with anything other than the beautiful palette it came with (anyone else? Or is it just me?). I liked the look of this brush as you can apply shadow to your whole lid as well as your crease with it and as with everything else "for the price" I guessed it couldn't be too bad! The bristles feel nice and soft and don't feel like they're about to shed either, which is a bonus!

Makeup Look

Naturally I couldn't wait to try everything out and even though I wasn't going anywhere today, I did a full face of makeup! I'm really happy with all of my purchases and the horrible early evening lighting really didn't do these photos any justice! 



On my face I am wearing:
ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer
ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder
Seventeen Wow Highligher (3-way primer)
ELF eyeshadows from the Natural Look Beauty Book
ELF eyeliner in Coffee (bottom lash-line)
Lime Crime Eyeliner (top lash-line)
L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
ELF Mineral Lipstick in Ripe Rose


Monday, 10 February 2014

Flavours of the Month: January Edition!


The month of January saw me purchase an awful lot. From time to time I splurge outrageously and I have to confess, that last month sure was splurgelicious! Sometimes I forget that I'm living on student loans and grants! Oh to earn my own money... 
Anyway, financial devastation aside, January also brought me some absolutely amazing products, things that I never want to be without ever again! Before I start rambling on as usual, I'll get started. I bought most of these things at the end of January, and theres an ever so sneaky February purchase that has made it's way in, because I don't want to wait any longer to tell you about it!


£3.95 from Lush
I have to admit, I'm a lush newbie... When I walked into the shop in Dundee a few weeks back, I think I looked a bit lost. Embarrassment aside, I managed to find all of the things that I was looking for without too much trouble! I really wanted a new toner. As you've probably read, I have a new addition to my skin routine, my Magnitone Pulsar and since I now have cleansing down, I thought I needed to get on top of my toner game. I wanted something minimal yet effective. By minimal, I mean, I didn't want to be piling on heaps of unnecessary chemicals that my face could really do without, nor did I want to be using a toner that made my face sting like I was using paint stripper on it! So, at a glance, this Lush toner fits the bill perfectly. In it you will only find Tea Tree Water, Grapefruit Water, Juniperberry Water, Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben. I admit, "Perfume" is a bit vague, probably something of the nice-smelling monoterpene family (yes, ok, I'm a chemist...), but the list of ingredients is nice and short, so there's not too much in there to mess with the delicate ecosystem which is my face. Great! It comes in a spray bottle and I have to say, I look forward to spritzing this stuff over my face morning and evening! It's so refreshing and feels like it's doing your face some good! It has a nice cooling effect whilst it is drying. You can wipe off the excess with a cotton pad, but I prefer to just leave it to dry. After all, I don't need to use it to remove excess makeup, I just want it to do its thing with my pores. I have been absolutely loving this toner and I can't recommend it to you enough. It is meant to have a natural antiseptic effect, great for keeping breakouts at bay. I have the most breakout prone skin ever, and it hasn't irritated it at all. I use it at night after I have cleansed my face, and also in the morning, right before I put on my makeup. I will admit, the smell of it isn't to my taste, but having said that, it isn't unpleasant and I would rather it not smell "nice" because that usually means having chemicals which irritate my skin! In a nutshell, totally worth the money, will last ages and I will 100% be repurchasing once it is all gone!


£5.50 (+ £2.50 for the tin) from Lush
I'm a sucker for hair products and I had heard really good things about the Lush shampoo bars so, I thought I'd get one to see if they live up to the hype. I have recently dyed / bleached the life out of my hair so I wanted to get something which would maybe help it to feel less straw-like, or at least get a bit of shine back. Well, what can I say. My hair was a state. Like, scarecrow style. As soon as I used this, I felt my hair go some way back to being like actual human hair again! It was like magic! To use it you wet your hair, then you rub the bar down your hair. I didn't expect it to, but the residue really foams up and it makes your hair feel super clean once you've washed it out! I was so surprised at how good this and how much healthier it made my hair feel instantly, especially as it only mentions adding shine. The price may seem a little steep, especially with the tin (which in my opinion is a must as I have no idea where else I would put it to keep it safe!) but again, I think it will last for quite some time and the results are worth every penny in my opinion! If you feel like spending some money on a hair product and you are near Lush, definitely think about trying this out!


£12.59 with free shipping from Amazon
This is my product of the month without a doubt. There are no words to describe how in love I am with this hair oil. I don't care who you are, or what your hair type is, you need this! I can't remember where I heard about Mythic Oil, but I was about to purchase a far more expensive hair oil when I remembered the name of this one, saw that it was cheaper, and thought I would give it a go. Now, as I've already said, my hair has been through the mill recently, but this stuff is an absolute godsend! Not only does it makes my hair so soft and shiny but it makes it smell amazing! When ever I'm wearing this I'm literally trying to waft my hair at people, trying to get them to smell it! It's so good! I've used hair oils on and off in the past, but this one is here to stay! It doesn't make my hair look greasy and did I mention how soft it makes my hair, even though I've absolutely destroyed it?! I use it on my hair before I dry it, and also on my dry hair when it needs a bit of a pick-me-up. It is amazing and for the price, considering all of the far more expensive hair oils out there, this is almost a bargain! I never want to be without it, ever! I'm almost surprised I've not started putting it in my handbag! I bought mine from HQ hair for just over £16, but I've found it on Amazon for £12.59 with free shipping for you lovelies, so check it out here! It is definitely worth a look! 



£8.99 from Boots
I picked up this little gem what feels like ages ago, and barely a day has gone by when I haven't used it. Originally I bought it because I wanted a mascara to use on some days when I didn't want to go all out and use my much more expensive Lancome Hypnose Drama. However, most days I just automatically reach for this one, which I definitely didn't expect, given how much I love my Lancome one that I got for Christmas! The L'Oreal Miss Manga is super volumising and lengthening and I don't find that it clumps too much either. It has a fairly dramatic effect but is still wearable, especially if, like me, you like to go all out with your lashes! The amount that I've used it speaks for itself, and aside from my Lancome, I've never felt so strongly positive towards a mascara ever before! It's a must-try! 

£9 from Love Makeup 
Ok so this is my sneaky "bought this in February but I don't care!" product! Since it arrived in the post I've been using it every single day and I'm really loving it! The thing I love most about it is it's staying power, along with its shiny finish. Oh, and it is super black! I have to wear eyeliner everyday, it's a bit of a compulsion. I feel like I look odd without it and feel naked going out without wearing it, so really, it's a must-have for me! I wanted a new liquid eyeliner but wasn't really sure what one to get. I was desperate for a Lime Crime lipstick and was ordering one when I saw these babies and thought, hey, why not give it a go. I have it in the colour "Quill" which is shiny black, but they do lots of other colours too! When it first arrived, I was massively disappointed with the brush which had some majorly sticky out flayed bristles going on. However, this was nothing that a quick trim with a pair of scissors couldn't fix. I really like the brush itself, and I find that I am able to apply it with an ok amount of precision for my skill level! I love the formula and it goes on so well. I definitely love this eyeliner and haven't been using any other since this arrived, so I'd say this is a definite favourite!

There we have it, my January favourites! Please let me know what you think! Have you tried any of these products? And what have been your favourites recently?

As always, don't forget to follow me on GFC and also on Bloglovin! Both of these things can be found just over to the right! *points and does puppy dog eyes* 

Hope you are all well my lovelies! 





Sunday, 9 February 2014

February Feature: JNBY Launches New Range at Selfridges!


JNBY first launched as a brand in 1994, in Hangzhou, China. Since then, JNBY, which stands for "Just Naturally Be Yourself", has grown internationally, with new stores opening worldwide. JNBY is characterised by clean lines, muted colours and quality materials which are perfect as stand alone pieces that lend themselves to being accessorised for an individual feel. 

The pre-SS2014 collection has come to the UK, exclusively at Selfridges. The collection features the new season's key trends -  texture, sheer, clean lines and layering which allows you to express your style and show off your individual taste. 

As part of this feature, I thought I would share with you my favourite pieces from the collection. 


 This great little biker jacket gives a structural rework to the traditional style in sculpted wool and shearling. Detailed with an asymmetric zip fastening and inverted shearling panels at the sleeves, the cropped design is given an edge with contoured detailing at the hips.  Perfect for either casual wear with jeans or edged up with a pencil skirt and heeled boots.

Combining an alluring mix of knitted panels, the long-sleeved design of this dress is given its streamlined silhouette with gathered elasticated waistband detailing at the back. This little dress would look great with some thick black tights and a chunky necklace or scarf in the colder weather. 


Everyone loves a little black dress. This one is a little different with button detailing at the shoulders, cut to a classic boat neck with short sleeves. The effortlessly chic style is finished with a waist-defining self-tie belt for a desirable hourglass figure. Perfect for day or night time.

This is only a small selection of items from the Pre-SS2014 range. 

Don't forget to check out the new collection at :


If you want to have your or your client's brand featured here on The Pretty Possessive, drop me an email at sian.blogspot@gmail.com with details.




Sunday, 2 February 2014

TMI!

Ok so lots of YouTubers have been doing the TMI tag recently and I kind of wanted to answer the questions too! But I don't have a YouTube channel and I can't see myself being brave enough to make one any time soon, so I figured I'd do it as a blog post! No one actually tagged me but I thought I'd do it anyway because I'm a strong independent woman who don't need no tagging!

Here we go...!

1. What are you wearing? My black Boohoo slip dress and my pinky-multicoloured jumper from Zara

2. Ever been in love? Yes :) And currently very much am <3


3. Ever had a terrible breakup? Oh yes! 


4. How tall are you? Around 5' 5'', perhaps a tiny bit shorter


5. How much do you weigh? I have no idea. Too much probably!


6. Any tattoos? No but sometimes I think I'd like to get one.


7. Any piercings? No unfortunately. I've had my ears pierced twice in the past but I was allergic and had to let them close up both times :(


8. OTP (One True Pairing: what's your favorite fictional couple)? Vivian and Edward from Pretty Woman


9. Favourite show? Either Law and Order: SVU or Hannibal


10. Favourite bands? Placebo, Hurts, The Naked and Famous and more that I can't even remember!


11. Something you miss? My Boyfriend :( 


12. Favourite song? Hmmm, maybe Keep Your Head Up by Ben Howard


13. How old are you? I'm 22 :)


14. Zodiac sign? Scorpio...


15. Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who just accepts me for who I am and can make me laugh. A good personality is what makes someone attractive to me.


16: Favourite Quote? 'A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new' Albert Einstein


17: Favourite actor? Richard Armitage or Mads Mikkelsen


18: Favourite colour? Black or pink


19: Loud music or soft? It depends but usually loud!


20: Where do you go when you're sad? Somewhere alone usually. My room generally, my bed is my safe place! Mmmm duvet!


21: How long does it take you to shower? Probably ages! Like 20 minutes?


22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? If I go quickly, 30 mins, but I can drag it out for hours!


23: Ever been in a physical fight? No! I don't think it would end well for me!


24: Turn on? A sense of humour and a nice smile!


25: Turn off? Someone who takes longer to get ready than I do! And fake tan!


26: The reason I joined Youtube? I haven't... Let's skip that question!


27: Fears? Snakes and anything that moves in a snakey way! (Like those things that live in the water...)


28: Last thing that made you cry? Missing my boyfriend whilst quite drunk... Oops!


29: Last time you said you loved someone? About 10 minutes ago!


30: Meaning behind your Youtube/Blogging Name? Well I suppose I wanted to go for a double meaning almost. I've been described (possibly unfairly!) as being "possessive" in the past, so it was a play on that and the fact that I'm always buying new things (possessions...). And "pretty" can either be another word for "quite" like, "oh, she's quite possessive" and also for something aesthetically pleasing (I'm not saying that I'M aesthetically pleasing!). So yeah, that's pretty much it!


31: Last book you read? Engleby by Sebastian Faulks 


32: The book you're currently reading? None unless you include chemistry books... 


33: Last show you watched? SVU 


34: Last person you talked to? In person? One of my housemates. But more recently my boyfriend by text.


35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? Haha well, it would seem he's my boyfriend! (He isn't the only person I talk to I swear!)


36: Favourite food? Anything horrifically bad for me! Like pizza or burgers or a nice bit of Nando's!


37: Place you want to visit? I'd like to travel around Eastern Europe one day!


38: Last place you were? I haven't left my house today, so the last place I was, was the university chemistry building which I didn't leave until almost 6pm last night... 


39: Do you have a crush? Nope :)


40: Last time you kissed someone? The 17th of January!


41: Last time you were insulted? Thursday night! But it was a friend and he was only joking! 


42: Favourite flavour of sweet? I always like the green ones! 


43: What instruments do you play? The drums :)


44: Favourite piece of jewellery? At the moment it's a necklace that my friend made me for christmas. I wear it every day!


45: Last sport you played? Umm, going to have to think back quite a while for that one! Does football in the garden with your brother count?


46: Last song you sang? Something by Abba! I was singing along to an Abba tribute band on Thursday night!


47: Favourite chat up line? "I'm more attracted to you than fluorine is attracted to an electron!"


48: Have you ever used it? As if! 


49: Last time you hung out with anyone? Yesterday afternoon, we chemists have lunch sometimes... 


50: Who should answer these questions next? Everyone who takes the time to read this! 


Hope you got some marginal enjoyment from this! And don't forget to post your links in the comments if you do the tag / have done it! 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Teeny Tiny ROMWE Haul

The postman brought me a parcel today and it was my ROMWE order! I'd forgotten all about it because I ordered it before I even came back to university. Anyway I thought I'd do a very quick post showing you what I go.

I only ordered two things, so it really is a tiny haul! 

Firstly I got a dress. Now, I use the word dress in the loosest sense of the word! I thought I was ordering a dress but on me, it's nothing more than a slightly long top and I'm only 5' 5'' at most. Maybe it's because I have a bum, I don't know. But anyway, I'm far too lazy to send it back, plus it's really cute, so I've paired it with a little black bodycon skirt and my chelsea boots, both from Newlook. 




Accessorised with my Infinity Necklace from Charmed Ivy
 The other thing I got is a shirt. I love shirts because you can wear them in loads of different ways and I thought this one was really quite eye catching! I love the floral print down the sides and it's just really different.



Wearing with my favourite Boohoo slip dress
This was my first ever ROMWE order and over all I'm fairly happy. The "dress" was disappointing but I love the collar and the sleeve cuffs and I think it still looks quite cute. Both items came packaged well, in plastic zippy bags, and both feel as if they are quite good quality.

I'd love to hear what you think of what I got, and also how you would wear them!

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