Friday, 26 December 2014

What's Inside My Handbag?


I've been carrying this gorgeous grey H&M bag around for a while now. It goes with me everywhere: to university lectures, on (all too frequent) shopping trips and on weekends away. But no matter where it's heading, there are always a few core items I carry around. 

In my bag I have the obvious essentials: my iPhone (although that is often clasped tightly in my hand) and my purse, which is a recent River Island purchase. Then I always have my iPod on me for lengthy stays in the library and tedious bus/train journeys. I am so scatty that I have to keep a diary on me as it's the only way I can keep myself organised! My diary is from W.H. Smiths and the pen is a freebie I picked up a university open day. Also in my bag is The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick which is a non-fiction book about the 'dark side' of American history from World War I to the Obama administration. As a history student whose dissertation is focused on American history this is book is so addictive, and incredibly helpful to my studies. As this month has been full of assignment deadlines and long nights in the library, I always have my USB on me so I can back-up all of my work. I also have Carmex lip balm and a Body Shop hand cream for smooth lips and skin as well as all the emergency bits such as paracetamol and tissues. 

A small make-up bag is always in my bag in the eventuality of a top-up. I purchased the bag last summer when I went on holiday to Thailand with my family. It's so pretty and the perfect size to keep a few essentials at hand. In it I have my two favourite mascaras (Bourjois Volume Clubbing and L'oreal False Lash Flutter), Bourjois pencil eyeliner, Topshop lipstick, M.A.C. Studio Fix powder and a Real Techniques powder brush. 

What I have left out of the photos is the dozens of scrunched up receipts and used tissues littered inside my bag...

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Tag

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. All the festive cheer, twinkling lights and amazing food, what's not to love? So when I saw this tag on The Creation of Beauty is Art I knew I just had to do it!

1) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER/CHRISTMAS SCENT?
There are so many Christmassy scents I love. Gingerbread is a favourite, I also love cinnamon and other spice scents.

2)WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER DRINK?
It's not Christmas until I have a steaming glass of mulled wine!

3)WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING TO WEAR IN THE WINTER/ NEAR CHRISTMAS?
I absolutely love dressing for winter! The accessories are my favourite: scarves, hats, gloves, ear muffs, boots...

4)FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG?
Mariah Carey 'All I Want For Christmas' gets me in the festive mood instantly! I also love Mud 'Lonely This Christmas' and Chris Rea 'Driving Home For Christmas'.

5) FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
There's too many to choose from! I love Love Actually, all the Home Alone films and Miracle on 34th Street.

6) ARE YOU ON THE NAUGHTY OR NICE LIST THIS YEAR?
I'd like to think I'm on the nice list...

7) WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SPEND CHRISTMAS?
At home with my family. My gran usually comes over from Cyprus to spend it with us, and that just makes my Christmas!

8) WHERE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SPEND CHRISTMAS?
Although it always promises to be chaotic, I couldn't imagine not spending Christmas at home with my family.

9)WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF A CHRISTMAS DINNER?
Pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and parsnips, yum!

10) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?
I just love the general festive and happy atmosphere that comes with the Christmas season.

I tag anyone who wants to do the tag! Comment and let me know if you've done it, I love seeing how everybody celebrates Christmas!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Fun & Festive Gifts!

Tis the season of gifting. While I always try hard to get my friends and family things they want or need, I think it's always fun also to buy a cheesy Christmassy gift to inject some festive cheer into the present. Here are a few fun bits available on the highstreet now:

christmas gifts


River Island Grey Reindeer Jumper £35.00 / Boohoo.com Red Reindeer Jumper £20.00 / New Look 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly Jumper £11.00 / Peacocks Gingerbread Men Jumper £8.00 / Santa Socks £3.00 / Noel Slipper Shoes £11.50 / New Look Christmas Pudding Slippers £5.00 / Christmas Pudding Earrings £4.00 / Kate Spade Red and White Beanie / Hobbs Penguin Scarf £49.00 / Fat Face Grey Gloves £20.00 / Asos.com Reindeer Antler Beanie £7.00 / Reindeer iPhone Case / Reindeer Hair Clips / Yankee Candle 'Christmas Eve' / Christmas Cocoa Mug

Monday, 15 December 2014

Topshop Lipstick Review


Currently I am obsessed with lipsticks. For a long time I felt too insecure to rock a bold lip colour but recently I have begun to experiment with many different brands and colours and have found that I can't go with out it. This is the first time I have used any of the Topshop make-up range and was surprised at how good the product was. I was looking for a natural colour and, as I have an olive complexion, darker shades tend to suit me best so I opted for 'Naturist', which is a brown/nude colour. The lipstick is nourishing and I have found that I now use it most days as the colour is just so easy to wear for day to day looks. Now I'm looking forward to trying out more colours from the Topshop range...
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