3/25/2014

Interiors - Student Living/Design on a budget











 Bird Ring Dish - £1.99 Home Bargains, Noir Black Candle - £9 Next, Heart Letter Holder - £.3.99 B&M, Notebooks (assorted) - TK Maxx, Deer Head Gold Candle - £7 TK Maxx, Black Skull Money Box - £1.99 Home Bargains, Blue & White Flowered Heart 4 Drawer - £10 TK Maxx, Pink Embellished Clutch - £10 (sale) Miss Selfridge, Glass Vase - £4 Wilkinsons




I think it can be quite hard to spice up a student living space particularly when you don't have all the spare cash in the world and you're often not able to do things like paint the walls. Over the last two years of my living in my current abode I've found some of the very best places to shop for unique and fun items to add a little something extra to any living space. Above are some of my favourite places and pieces I've managed to find.




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12/20/2013

The Natural Collection - Rose Bud Lipstick (Drugstore Bargain)


Natural Collection - Rose Bud - Lipstick £1.99 Boots

The Natural Collection are one of those brands that you can always pick up super cheaply in Boots, with makeup products always seemingly under £1.99 they are perfect for a cheap pick me up or beauty beginner.

The lipsticks have always been very pretty and nicely pigmented and when I saw this shade in store a few weeks ago I had to pick it up. Rose Bude is a stunning natural pink shade that adds a quick dash of colour without needing to worry about precision application or harsh lines as it really just builds on the natural flush of lips.

The lipstick is a little drying after a few hours wear but I've found a quick swipe of lip balm on top really helps, the packaging isnt great but the products really are. 

Do you have a favourite Natural Collection lipstick?



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11/24/2013

Barry M - Raspberry 340



Last year I self confessed that I was obsessed with Models Own 'Magenta Pearl' for autumn.
This year I went on the hunt for a red, I have plenty of 'reds' in my collection but they are either very very dark reds (almost purple) or bright primary orange/reds. Nothing seemed to fit what I wanted in a nail colour. I wanted a bright red which was slightly deeper than the ones I owned but not enough to be considered purple. 

Enter the Barry M Nail Paint in Raspberry. I knelt on the floor of my local superdrug for at least 10 minutes deciding if this was the 'one' I was looking for before deciding to purchase it, and I'm so happy I did.

I'm very 'into' the Barry M Nail Paints at the moment, I love the little glass bottles and think the formula is lovely, smooth and very pigmented. Raspberry is all those things, I do two coats but could easily get away with one due to the aforementioned pigmentation.

I've been wearing this colour on my nails obsessively for at least a month. Ive tried to branch into other colours for a day or two but always end up putting this one back on. 


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11/23/2013

House Of Fraser S/S14 Womenswear Press Event



I recently had the pleasure of attending House Of Fraser's Spring/Summer 2014 Womenswear Preview. The event was set out beautifully with me already having mentally spend my entire bank account for the coming season! 

I found lots of neon pinks and yellows coming through to next S/S along with stunning embellishment details which I absolutely fell in love with! 

House of Fraser is always a point of call for me when I'm back in Norwich (my university city doesn't have a branch *sob*) and the preview does not make it seem like I'll be avoiding the store anytime soon, beautiful tailoring  and pastel colours also made a strong appearance.


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