Friday, 30 November 2012

Well I'm Old Now

So yesterday was my 21st birthday. Yeah I feel weird saying that. It was a pretty casual day with uni in the morning and then I headed into town with the boy and had a Nando's lunch. The highlight of the day was of course heading into town to pick my new fantastic camera- the Nikon D3100. How do you like the picture quality? Sooo much better, isn't it?

I got a really nice bunch of flowers from both my parents and my boyfriend but my main present from him will come from when we go up to London next weekend.  I also picked up a pair of Converse, almost on whim but I love them already and will get a lot of wear out of them. I wasn't really feeling what was in the shops at the moment- it's all party wear and I don't really have an occasion to wear fancy stuff that much. However, by sheer coincidence, Urban Outfitters was having one of their flash 20% off so I picked up 3 t-shirts. More black and gray for the wardrobe aha!

But anyway, that's all the latest. I'm looking forward to using my SLR for future blog posts. I'm also stealing a tripod off my dad when I go back in the Xmas holidays so onwards and upwards really! I'm currently in such a food coma from possibly the best brownies ever that the boy made. So good!

Hope you guys have a good day!
And keep warm!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Skincare Shake-Up- The Body Shop Seaweed Range Review

Eurgh, why is my camera so noisy. Seriously cannot wait to get my new one.
Anywho, I recently decided to change up my skin care routine. I had been using until recently the La Roche Posay Effaclar- ( you can read my review of La Roche Posay here) Overall I wasn't that impressed with it and it probably wasn't worth the hefty price tag. I also had an issue with my skin realllllly drying out with it. It just wasn't for me in the end.

So the quest for holy grail skin care continues and whilst I considered going more up market- say to Clarin's etc, I remembered my fondness for Body Shop products. I always feel they get a little side lined in the skin care market as they're not something you could snap up in any Boot's Stores or supermarket. I really wanted something gentle but removed make up and wouldn't dry me out.

And so far, so good. The first time I used it I couldn't believe how soft my skin was! It's also fine at removing stubborn eye make up with a little gentle rubbing. I also bought a little exfoliating pad to  help brush away any dead skin cells. I'm really intrigued to know if anyone with oily/combination skin has the same problem with me with random dry bits of skin, especially in the T zone area? Let me know cuz I'd love to know how you battle that.
However, it's early days and I think I need to give products more time before I can really make my mind up on them.

In other news, uni has been hectic with deadline after deadline at the moment. I spent most the weekend avoiding an essay I really do not want to do. Oh, and I dyed my hair back to black. Much much better.
Roll on the holidays...

My blogger has randomly decided it doesn't like central alignment any more. But either way, have a great week xx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Outfit Of The Day- The Midi

Jacket- Asos
Top- Topshop
Skirt- Topshop
Scarf- H&M
Gloves- New Look

Feels like I haven't done an OOTD in yonks! I know a lot of bloggers have been saying the same issue of light, especially now the clocks have gone back. I have the same problem as well as being at uni for the most part of the day. I'm usually too late coming back to get natural light and in too much of a rush in the morning to snap any. I managed to rig up some weird lighting concoction for these and it still isn't brilliant.
I also apologise for the quality of photos. My camera's always been a bit funny on timer mode and as you now its not an SLR. I am aware of the gritty quality but fear not, as I may be getting an SLR for my 21st birthday which is coming up very quickly! Which is great because not only will I be able to improve my blog but also I want to take it on my year abroad in Spain and get some really great memories

Onto the outfit! It's fair to say I've been bitten by the midi bug. I absolutely love them.  think they look smart, sexy and are great with tights and a pair of boots in the winter. This one is from Topshop and is crucially double layered which is great for the colder days. A lot of things I don't like about Topshop is how thin their material can be at times which always makes consider if it's worth the price. But this one really is! It ends literally where the bottom of the photos end so a few inches below the knee. It's a good thing the photo ends there though because otherwise you'd just be able to see the piles of crap on my floor!
I also snapped by these great pair of faux sheepskin gloves from New Look. They are so so soft! I'm one of those people that gets painfully cold hands (and feet for that matter) in the winter, so these are perfect for me!