Thursday, 20 November 2014

My Week in Pictures #1

I just seriously couldn't help myself when I saw this fluffy keyring in River Island, Unnecessary purchase but it doesn't take much to make me happy

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My new fave, I am absolutely obsessed with Chai tea lattes from Costa, My new loafers from Zara I love them they're so comfy and go with almost any outfit
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I just love Carnaby street, I had to pop in to Liberty but managed to walk out without spending a penny!
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Everybody meet Betsy, Ahhh I finally have my very own car!
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Me doing what I do best, being lazy. My new favourite coat from H&M I've had a lot of compliments on this coat I do believe its still available online 

Unfortunately for me this week wont be as fun filled as all I'll be doing is working, these 12 hour shifts are a killer!
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Finally! Zoeva rose gold brushes

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Oh boy. So this has finally happened, after seeing these brushes pretty much everywhere it took a whole lot of self control to stop myself from buying these Zoeva brushes. So when my 22nd birthday came around I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to finally see what all the fuss was about. 

Until a few months ago Zoeva was a brand that I wasn't really aware of, then all of a sudden this brand was getting good reviews on almost every blog it popped up on. Rather than buying into the hype I waited until everything died down to see whether these brushes really needed to be added to my collection and well lets just say they did. 

This brush set really does consist of pretty much any brush you need for your everyday makeup, ranging from an angled blush/contour brush to a petite eye shadow brush perfect for blending out your crease. Putting aside the fact these brushes look far too pretty to use they are very soft and good quality, the small brush bag they come with is also a good for travelling and keeping these brushes in good condition. 

For my first Zoeva purchase I feel these brushes were worth every penny, the plus side is you can also purchase Zoeva brushes individually from here and here which also makes things a little bit cheaper. This definately wont be my last Zoeva purchase.

Have you tried anything from Zoeva yet?
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Major Cuteness, New Shoes

So it's safe to say I have a Serious shoe addiction, to the point where I don't actually have anywhere to put them which is becoming a problem... But I just cant say no to another pair and when I saw these shoes in River Island they just had to be added to my collection! 

I've had my eyes on these shoes for a while so when I saw they had gone down from £35 to £20 I just couldn't walk away from them this time. The tan colour will be perfect for the transition from summer to Autumn and the platform heal makes them easy to walk in and they feel so comfortable. 

These shoes are cute without looking too childish which I hate. I'm planning on styling them with jeans as well as dresses with knee high socks or tights. These are definitely a bargain and I'm glad I spotted them, get them here

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Birthday Catch up... Turning 22

I'm back and I'm a whole year older! Turning 22 was not something I was looking forward to it just sounds so old, there's just something nice about saying your're 21. Unfortunately that's just something I'm going to have to get over and luckily I had a nice birthday and things are looking up for me finally.

All my posts recently seem to be catch ups but to be honest I like writing them as it's like a photo diary for me, It also gives me a chance to look back and see the things I should be happy about and grateful for. And if your as nosey as I am there's nothing like snooping through peoples photos to see what they've been up to! 

First up I was treated to an early birthday meal at Ask by one of my best friends, I've only ever been there once before so was quite looking forward to going. The food was lovely and sitting outside in the sunshine was also a bonus I had Lovely cheesy creamy pasta and also had desert which is not like me as I'm normally full but I couldn't resist.

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When it comes to birthdays I'm not really one for having a massive celebration unless its a special birthday. So I just decided to spend the day in Brighton (one of my favorite places), I may have a late birthday celebration and go out but at the moment I'm staying away from alcohol so just wanted to have a nice quiet day with good food and a bit of shopping!

We went to Las Iguanas and OH. MY. the food was seriously amazing. I love Mexican food anyway but it can be hit and miss with certain restaurants. With a nice full belly we then had a walk around Brighton and wandered into all the nice little shops Brighton really is one of my favourite places to be. I also got forced into getting my portrait done which was the most embarrassing thing I've ever experienced, people were waking past staring and I hated every minute of it but hey the portrait turned out well!

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Recently I have gone through a lot of change, I know change is good but it seriously scares the hell out of me. However for me turning 22 is like a new start, looking back at these pictures makes me realise I have so much to be grateful for and although I will find it hard I need to try and remember this when things get a little bit shit,

Here's a few things I want to achieve over the next year:
  • Get rid of anything negative in my life no matter how much it hurts 
  • HAVE FUN! 
  • Meet new people
  • Travel
  • Embrace change 
  • Read more
  • Say how I feel, holding it in wont help
  • Spend more time with family and friends
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Staying Positive

While browsing Instagram (as you do) I came across this quote and instantly felt like I could relate to every word. Recently I've had a major setback in my life and to be honest I am feeling quite sorry for myself at the moment. You know those people that seem to sail through life with a lot of ups and barely any downs? Yeah, I'm starting to realise I am not one of those people. I have always been a glass half empty typa girl and when I find myself in situations like this I can find them hard to deal with sometimes and the last thing I want to do is stay positive. 

But that's the thing, this time things feel different. In the past when things go tits up I instantly retreat to my room for days feeling sorry for myself but not this time. This time as the quote says I am not letting the space between where I am and where I want to be scare me. I'm a big believer of you are never handed something in life you cannot deal with and I will make the most out of every situation after all they make me stronger

Here's a few things I've been doing that I have felt are getting me through this: 

Surround yourself with positive people - At times where you have had a set back the last thing you need is negative comments or people making the situation worse. I have been lucky enough to have a handful of people I know are rooting for me to get through this and reach my goals and that has definitely been helpful.

Get away - I was lucky enough to be treated to a shopping trip in Bluewater which is a massive shopping center in Kent, some people seriously know the way to cheer me up! This was followed by a trip to the seaside. Although I haven't been lucky enough to go on holiday this year getting away even taking a walk in the park is important to clear your mind and reflect. 

A little distraction - For me to get through situations like this I tend to act like it isn't happening, I don't want to think about it and I definitely don't want to talk about it. Although this may not be the best idea a little distraction is a good thing. Take the time to finish a book you've been reading (for me its the last Hunger Games book that I've been reading for months) or catch up on a good programme (I am now hooked on scandal). 

Eat Eat Eat! - Okay, so if your a comfort eater this may not be the best advice but for me when I' stressed or worried about something the last thing I want to do is eat. So while on a trip to London with my Best friend I made sure we went to the Diner to stuff our faces, the alcoholic milkshakes helped a little too! 
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"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset" 
-Francis de Sales

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