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Sunday, 28 February 2010

My favourite bracelet...

... has just broken :( I've had my dogeared bracelet for just over a year now and the string has just split. My wrist looks so bare now! The idea behind these bracelets is spiritual. You're supposed to make a wish on them and when they break it's supposed to come true. I can't even remember making a wish on mine. Oops. I'm going to have to get me a nice new one now, it's a good job I get paid soon! Lets hope i remember to make a wish this time!
xx


Friday, 26 February 2010

Change: the act of passing from one place, form, state or phase to another...

Recently I've been thinking alot about change. I'm going to be leaving university in a couple of months time and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life. One of the reasons I decided to come to university was so I could find myself, but I still don't know who I am. I had these big plans to become a child psychologist or a play therapist and now I want to work in retail and with consumer behaviour.
I've always struggled with my confidence because I've always been scared that people are judging me on how I look. Over the past 18months I've worked so hard at trying to change that. My university is big on presentations and we have to do at least two a month. As much as I hate them I'm finally starting to feel better about standing up in front of groups of people and I might even be starting to believe that they are actually listening to what I have to say, not judging me on what shoes I'm wearing, or how I've done my hair that day. I've also lost around 2 and 1/2 stone and I'm only about 7 pounds off my ideal healthy weight now. I feel SO much better in myself but I don't always see this change when I look in the mirror and it's unbelievably frustrating! I think because I'm still wearing the same sort of outfits I was 18months ago, I'm still seeing the old me in them when I look in the mirror. I think what I'm trying to get at, is that I think I need a new style, so I can try and leave that old me behind. I'd like to feel comfortable but fashionable at the same time. I do have a few ideas and I have splurged out on a few new pieces. All my friends seem to be growing up around me and I'm fed up of holding myself back so hopefully this will work. I'm planning on putting some pictures up soon and I'd really love to hear what you think :)
I apologise for the randomness of this blog, i just had to put it out there. If you understand where I'm coming from then YAY, if you think I'm just being silly, thats ok too, because I probably am. I do psychology, I know I just need to change my thinking pattens. Anyway, if I'm feeling brave later I might do my first ever outfit post... :)
xxxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Costs vs Benefit


I've been motivating myself to revise for my consumer psych midterm next week with the reward of Benefits Bad Gal mascara. I've wanted it for ages but the £15.50 price tag put me off a little bit. Anyway, today i decided revision had gone well enough to finally give in. I'd read a few mixed reviews on the internet so i was really eager to try it out. I'm currently using No.7 extravagant lashes (sorry about the rubbish picture!) as i have quite sensitive eyes and like to use products that are hypo-allergenic so I'm hoping a high quality brand like benefit will work just the same. I'd read in some of the reviews that some people were finding the brush hard to use and i have to agree with them. The mascara clumped on the brush and i ended up getting it all over my face. I tried to take a picture of the two different brushes, perhaps I'm just used to using the square brush on the No.7 mascara...


I also found that it didn't make my lashes quite as long or dark as I'd expected it to and it's already starting to flake. I'm really disappointed as i usually love benefit products. Hopefully with a bit more practise and maybe some layering I'll change my mind, but right now, I'm going to have to conclude that the costs definitely outweigh the benefits for this mascara. To finish on a positive note, at least it will look pretty in my make up bag! :)
xoxo

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The one where it's all new and exciting...

About me

I'm a 20 year old psychology student and im currently in my final year at university (scary stuff!!) I only discovered blogging about two weeks ago while i was procrastinating and now i can't get enough! Feeling inspired i thought i'd give my own a go. I'll try to keep my blog updated with fashion thoughts, my own outfits,style icons, wish lists, product reviews and just general ramblings. So where better to start than by letting you know a bit more about little old me...

Likes

Consumer Psychology, friends (the people and the t.v series!), fashion magazines, my ipod complete with an array of music, photos,travelling, nights out, Pandora charms, individuality, scarfs, platform heels, pug dogs, fairy lights, the summer, topshop, benefit make up, nail polish, asos.com, sex and the city, tunic tops and leggings, lollipops, the colour pink and anything vintage and girly!

Dislikes

Touchscreen phones, dieting, revision, having low self esteem, rain, arrogant males and plastic looking girls, being ill and being a skint student.

I've seen a few people doing handbag posts so i thought id finish with a quick pic of what i carry with me on a daily basis...




Thanks for reading, please leave comments - i'd love to hear what you think! xo