Friday, 17 January 2014

Peach Melba

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A nail varnish that matches an item of clothing? well of course it's a must... this isn't really the sort colour I wear this time of year I normally go for my blacks or deep berry colours. However I felt like bringing a bit of colour into my life and beating those January blues! I've always loved Barry M nail varnish so didn't hesitate to add this colour to my collection.
 
I've been growing my nails recently and I'm pretty impressed with the length considering they probably would have chipped of broken by now. However I'll be going on placement soon so the nails and nail varnish will have to go. I'm definitely going to make the most of the next two weeks.
 
Have you stuck to your usual winter colours?

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

My New Bestfriend

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Look at this beauty! This everyone is my new juicer, I have to admit after watching Benji and Judy from its Judy's life on Youtube they made juicing look so tasty I wanted to give it a try. And I'm glad I did, but rather than just buying one straight away I looked into the benefits of juicing to see whether it was really worth it. As soon as I saw recipe's aimed at getting good skin I was determined to get one. As you may or may not know my mission to get perfect skin is still on going and I think juicing is and being healthy is definitely going to give me a helping hand.
 
Juicers are not the cheapest thing but are definitely beneficial, so if you have a bit of spare cash lying around and are willing to spend some of your money on apples rather than a new pair of shoes then go for it! I'm glad I've entered the world of juicing and I do get a strange feeling of pleasure when I see the juice being made... sad isn't it? I will be sharing with you guys some easy and of course tasty recipe's soon.
 
My first impressions of this Philips juicer? I'm impressed it does what it says on the tin pretty much, there's no need to do any chopping before hand and a machine that can juice a whole apple is impressive to me. The only downside? The washing up afterwards. I do recommend washing up straight away to avoid clogging up your juicer, doing it straight away makes it easier to get rid of the muck.
 
I'm definitely glad I've joined the juicing world, have you ever tried juicing?

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Kimono Love

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In most shops now your bound to see the odd kimono, and I have to say I just love them. If there is one item of clothing that is easy to piece together it s definitely the kimono. Whether it's with a pair of leggings or layering up with knitwear its definitely a key piece that if it isn't already needs to be part of your wardrobe.
 
For me I think kimonos are perfect for an evening meal where you don't want to dress up too much but still want to look like you've made an effort! I've also worn the black and white kimono to a bar with high waited leggings and a crop top it looked like an effortless outfit.
 
Wondering where I got them from? H&M! Kimonos in certain shops can be slightly on the pricey side but I got both these for £14.99 each and I love them. I brought mine in large as I like the loose slouchy look it creates.
 
Have you got your eye on a kimono?

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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Catch Up, Resolutions, Life!

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So I guess I made it to 2014!

I have to be honest 2013 was not one of the best years of my life not including New York and France of course but I'm determined to make this year a good one! I know I've been a bit M.I.A recently but I guess once in a while life just gets in the way! I had a great Christmas and new years but its back to reality with an assignment deadline looming over me..

I thought I'd kick start 2014 with a new picture and have a think about my new year resolutions.

Blog More Often
Okay so this one may be easier said than done as I'm in my third year at Uni and nursing isn't exactly the easiest course in the world. But I want to try and balance both things I love and I feel my blog got slightly abandoned last year.

More Fashion
Another blog based resolution, when I first started my blog I had intended to do a lot more fashion and outfit posts than I achieved. I discovered the world of beauty and left fashion behind but I think  healthy balance of the two would be good this year, lets see how that goes...

Anxiety? No thanks.  
You may or may not have read my tattoo post where I discussed the meaning behind my tattoo and too be honest I refuse to let anxiety get the best of me this year. Life really is too short and I need to at least try and get past it, I know it will be hard but I'm determined and that's something!

Entering the Juicing world
I am slightly excited as a juicer is on its way to me as we speak. I convinced my step-dad to go halves with me on a juicer as I really would like to be a lot healthier than I am. I love fruit and veg but just simply do not eat or drink enough of it so expect a few posts on the odd recipe or two.

Save!
Hmm, so this one I'm not so sure about, lets face it I have a serious spending problem be it clothes, skincare food I want it all and when I want something I want it straight away. This has to stop I think after getting to third year at uni I've finally realised I need to learn the value of money or at least not go crazy it's time to show my self I can save and perhaps spend it on something I really want like I nice new canon camera...

Be more charitable
Last year my eyes were opened to so many things, like my post on FGM. I feel like there's so many things that people need help with so even if its just raising awareness it's important and I want to be a part of it.

Live Life
Last but not least, I just want to enjoy this year and be happy hopefully go on holiday meet new people, ooo and go to IMATS for the first time (I missed it last year) there's so much out there to see so wherever this year takes me I'm ready.
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