7 Feb 2012

'Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart and in the stars above, Without it, life is wasted time'

Floppy hat - Accessorize, Pink silk shirt, cardigan, skirt - Topshop, Emmy bag - vintage
I really wanted a chance to wear my new hat and shirt so here it is! I went to a spontaneous lunch with my mammy and nana at The Woodman pub in mumbles today. It was so lovely being able to have some quality time with both of them before I return back to Falmouth until my return in the middle of March. I feel such a special bond with my beautiful mam and nana. There is a 30 year gap between the three of us and as I turn 20, so they age accordingly to that. It's quite a special year in that respect. 
NEW SHOES! I picked these up for £20 in Topshop, looks like my outfit was lucky! 

Also, I have started a new skin care regime with the new No7 'Beautiful Skin' range. I'm using the Normal/Oily products and it does what it says on the tin, mattifies, cleanses and hydrates. I use the day cream as a primer, it works just as well as primers I have used in the past and I know that it's good for my skin too! The cleansing water is unbelievable! I usually use a makeup remover wipe and then wash my face but I was astonished to see just how much dirt I am missing! I used the cleansing water after my usual routine and found that there was still makeup residue and dirt left behind that I hadn't before been able to eliminate; the cleansing water does just this. All in all, I am in love with these products!
Just thought I would leave you with a favourite song of mine at the moment.

6 Feb 2012

'you know what they say, there's a sock for every old slipper'

Recently, I've been rekindling my love of the 1940's, because lets face it, who doesn't love a tea dress, rollered hair and a man in a uniform? This it seems, is where my excitement for summer begins. The thought of retro bikinis and vintage playsuits has me daydreaming the rest of winter away!
Although they aren't vintage, they are still gorgeous and seem to carry that 1940's air about them. The dresses are from Topshop and Miss Selfridge. Just add seamed stockings, a vintage fascinator and some red lipstick and you're set to charm those soldiers! 

3 Feb 2012

home sweet home

Home sweet home.
Back in Swansea for a week with my beautiful family and some wonderful friends. Today has been spent having breakfast on the seafront, sifting through sales, reading distressing but beautiful written paragraphs of my book and has been concluded with wine and tapas with my mammy and some television watching with the family. Sale shopping resulted in a new hat...I just couldn't resist! I've wanted a tan coloured floppy hat for the whole of winter and finally, I own one! Also, I received a lovely batch of Topshop makeup as a gift from my Elle subscription. What lovely surprises!
14 books sounds so daunting. However, I have one chapter left of 'Never Let Me Go' by Kazuo Ishiguro and would recommend it to anyone. Its so beautifully written and completely devastating in the most heartbreaking of ways. I couldn't be happier that it's restored my faith in English and somewhat reminded me why i'm doing my course...no matter how much Ishiguro's words make me cry my little heart out!.