Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bournemouth Bloggers Meet-up

Top image thanks to Hannah

Yep so yesterday was the Bournemouth Bloggers Meet Up, organised by Hannah from BaileyCakes so I headed off on the train and managed to turn up at the right place at the right time, which was a small miracle in itself as both my bus and train were late. But hey, I got there. It was great to see so many people here this time, around double the number from last time. We all congregated in Yates for a chat, some food and then some icebreakers before the Wales v Italy rugby decided it was time to go. We also all got given a goodie bag, which had definately seen better days by the time I got it home, which included some John Freida goodies, a Lush massage bar, a ring from The Bohemian Collective, a hairband, a photo frame and a candle which is burning away as I type. We also got some sweeties and a cake pop from Holly who seriously needs to give me the recipe because it was so nom.

I headed to MAC and Space NK (which I did not now was there-mental note) with Brogan, Megan and Becca but unfortunately MAC was really busy and while all the NARS products in Space NK looked ever so tempting, I decided it would be best to wait, do some research on the best products and buy it another day. We did however walk down to Benefit in Debenhams where we got talked through some recent new products (Fine-1-1) and some new and upcoming products including a really nice eyeshadow palette- so look out for that! But the best bit was getting my hands on the Hello Flawless foundation. I remember being fairly impressed with last time I was at a Benefit counter. My MAC Face and Body is beginning to run out but I decided to try this one instead as I remember it being quite light but with god coverage. The lovely Sophie from the counter colour matched to the shade Honey and I'm really looking forward to using this! If you would like to see a full review, let me know.

It was a really nice day- there aren't many people you could spend a day with wandering in and out of beauty counters! Today is a chore day- doing food shopping (boo!), laundry (boo!) and tidying the mess that is my room at the moment (boo!) before the final dance performance this evening and we all head out to celebrate :3

Have a lovely, warm, laidback and lazy Sunday!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Lately: Where Have You Been?

Oh I know I've been a bad blogger recently... I hang my head in shame. But I thought I would let you in on the reason as to why I've been so absent. Every year my university holds a dance show with all the dance societies and you get all the usuals like ballet, tap, street etc etc yadda yadda but this is the first time bellydance has been in the show. We're a relatively small society and still in the baby phase but hopefully we will be getting more interest. So the last couple of weeks has been the run up to it and I've had rehearsals coming out of my ears on top of the usual uni work. I just out of the house to long to ever get a decent OOTD and I haven't been buying much either. So yes, above you have a video of all of us doing the Harlem Shake as a promo for it! I'm pretty much in the middle to the right slightly if you can spot me. But once the show is over, I should get some more free time!

In other news, me and James had a fairly chill Valentines day. We both went to Circuits at the gym which everyone found a bit weird but we went home afterwards and made a lovely dinner with ginger and lime sea bass which was lovely even if filleting a fish with a not very sharp knife was a challenge and a half. We also went out for a proper pub lunch at the weekend. I don't know whether I've mentioned it yet or not but we're also jetting off to Barcelona for a mini break at the start of the Easter holidays- so about in a months time- so you can expect a few posts on that. Annoyingly we're only taking hand luggage so anything I buy has to be within the 100ml limit. I was considering doing a vlog until I found out I have no editing software on my computer whatsoever so if you can reccommend any video editing software for Windows, please let me know :)

Anyway I just thought I'd let you know what's been going on my end recently. I hope to be back to full blogging capacity soon and I'll keep you all updated. If you like to see photos from the dance show, let me know or follow me on Instagram: LeaDee9
Hope you've all been keeping well!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Outfit Of The Day- All Black

Jacket- ASOS
T-Shirt- Urban Outfitters
Jeans- BDG
Converse from Schuh

Long time no see! I feel like I've been away from the blogosphere for ages when really its been like a week! It's weird how out of the loop you can feel just from some time away from it all. My boyfriend had friends down over the weekend so that kept me busy for much of the time. We had a big night out on Friday and then headed down to a TGIFridays on Saturday and my god, I had the best burger- the Jack Daniels Burger. I wish I had taken some pictures now. So bad but so good! However, it's a new week and I'm getting back onto the healthy wagon. I didn't buy all that veg for nothing!

I managed to snap this OOTD before I dashed out the door to uni today. As you can see, the main feature is the new bag I bought from ASOS during their 25% student deal and it's perfect. I can easily get my notebooks, a tupperware for lunch and the rest of my bits and pieces in it, not a problem. The only thing I have found weird is that I've never really had a bag that you carry on your arm. I've always found it a bit inconvenient. However, if I'm just too-ing and fro-ing from uni, it's not too bad and I took the strap off another black bag I had and attached it onto this one, so if I'm really struggling, at least I've got the option there.

Not much else to report really. I bought some empty 100ml bottles ahead of going away to Barcelona in March so I think I'm going to draw up a European goodies wishlist. If you have any recommendations, please please let me know down below! - but bare in mind I'm limited to 100ml because we're only taking hand luggage :( 

Hope you're all keeping well