Thursday, 27 December 2012

Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Today I went out and braved the sales and I bough nothing, at all, not one thing (I am so strong > . <). I'm trying to save up for a trip to Ireland for my friends 21st in a couple of months (best idea for a 21st birthday ever!) so I'm being veryyyyy good (or at least hoping to be).

But that's not what this post is about, this post is about my one true love, the most gorgeous (and most expensive) pair of shoes I have ever owned in my life. Jeffrey Campbell Litas. I've been pining over these for months, I put them on my Christmas list in a 'what the hell' moment, and I was sooooo happy when I actually got them! (Well done Dad, you did very well :P).

Excuse the carpet, I'm in the spare room at my cousins house...
I've worn them around the house and have discovered that they are incredibly easy to walk in, probably due to the enormous platform and the fact that they lace up.

Tomorrow night is going to be their first outing and I can't wait ^ - ^ I'm just going to the pub so I won't hurt them (if they get scuffed I may die :P) but I'm wearing them New Years so I'm going to have to be careful!

Sunny xxxxx

(My dad took the rest of my pressies home with him whilst I stay at my cousins for a few days, so I'll show you what I got after New Years ^ - ^ )

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope you've all had a wonderful day :) I really have, after being at uni for so long it's nice to have a big get together with my family (about 15 of us, plus 6 dogs). Apart from getting quite ill for a while (I gave in and ate sausages even though the bread in them makes me ill...) I had a great day (and am feeling loadsss better now :P).

15 peoples worth of presents really doesn't fit under one tree :P

At some point I'm going to show you my pressies, but for now I'm just going to say Merry Christmas everyone :)

Sunny xxxxx

(Also, I really liked this years Doctor Who, Matt Smith is my favourite thing ever :P)

Friday, 21 December 2012

No Competition

It's getting really really close now! Tomorrow I'm going Christmas shopping with my dad to get last minute pressies for the family, and then in the afternoon we're going to go and see The Hobbit! My dad's not really a Tolkien fan at all, but I am > . < And I can't wait to see the film :D

On Sunday I'm going to go to Canterbury to see my boyfriend and catch up with friends before going to my cousins house for Christmas :D I can't wait (partially because it'll be a break from revision :P).

I love my Benefit lipstick No Competition, recently I've been into bolder lip colours, especially now that it's winter. I decided to team it with liquid eyeliner because I'd realised I hadn't used mine in ages and ages. My skin's not in great condition at the moment because I insist on feeding myself delicious sugary foods (maybe a good new years resolution would be to eat well for my skin?).

I used - Chanel Perfection Lumiere
             Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
             Nars Orgasm Multiple
             Party Lover Cake Eyebrow
             Benefit They're Real Mascara
             L'oreal Super Liner
             Benefit No Competition lipstick

Back to revision, I'm onto coral reefs now, farrrrrr more interesting than sand and mud :P

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Purple and Gold Christmas Nails

Hello! Christmas is really just around the corner (kinda), I'm revising like mad so I can give myself a few days off over Christmas > . < It makes me think I should have done a little more during termtime...

Anywayyyyy, as a break from revising I decided to make my nails a little more festive, I used my Urban Decay Hashbury purple polish (I love all of my Urban Decay polishes, they're gorgeous and only need one coat) and then topped it off with a Christmassy sprinkling of glitter with Nails Inc. Glamour Glitter polish (free in last months Glamour magazine).

I'm still looking for my perfect high coverage gold glitter polish for Christmas day, I'm sure I'll find it!

Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 17 December 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

This time next week it's Christmas Eve and I am very excited! :D I'm home after over three months of being at uni and I'm very much enjoying it, free food, warmth, a washing machine that actually cleans my clothes properly! It's wonderful here :D Oh, and the little furry things that are wandering around, they're pretty good too :P

Evening Cat and Tolly taking up the sofa
Grumpy cat Middy
I've been revising all day, and though I was going to do a proper post I now realise that it is nearly midnight and I'm tired, so I'm cheating and have decided to do an easy post about how much I love Christmas! :P
  • Being at home - Technically not Christmas specific, but it does feel a lot more Christmassy now that I'm back.
  • Decorations! - The moment I got back I got out all the decorations, although this wasn't exactly hard as our decorations consist of a few bits of tinsel and the TINIEST tree ever (although I have convinced my dad to go and buy a bigger tree this year, YAY :D).
Tiny, tiny, tiny tree (and a book on rolling next to it :P)
  • Food - Obviously, Christmas is all about the food. Not just on Christmas day, but the lead up as well, there are chocolates and biscuits in the house all of a sudden, cinnamon is everywhere, and my somewhat odd obsession with eating little jars of caviar starts up again...
  • Family - Christmas day is always so busy with hundreds upon thousands of family members milling around (slight hyperbole here). Every year we go and spend Christmas at my cousins house, and so do most other family members close enough to get there, it's nice to see everyone again, especially after being far away at uni.
  • Presents - I'm not going to pretend that I don't love getting presents at Christmas, I love it. But giving presents and seeing what everyone else is getting is fun too :P But it is nice to see the little pile of gifts you've gotten that day...
  • Doctor Who - When everyone's tired and full it's great to lie down on the sofa, unable to move and watch all the great Christmas tv.
Now that I've written this out I'm even more excited! I just have to make it through the next few days of intense revision (whoever invented the concept of January exams was an evil evil Grinch of a human) and it's time for Christmas! :D

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Body Shop Mini Haul

Technically I've been on a spending ban for the last couple of months (Christmas presents aside), but yesterday I decided I needed a treat. So after my morning exam (which went quite well) I went to the Body Shop to pick up a couple of things I'd been eyeing up.

I wanted to try out some of the Seaweed products because my skin has been all icky and oily recently :( I needed a new toner and moisturiser so I picked them up in seaweed form.

 Firstly is the alcohol free Seaweed clarifying toner. I've only used this three times, but I'm already loving it. It feels refreshing and I can definitely see that my face looks less shiny after using it. Because I'm a marine biologist nerd I had a look at what seaweed was used for this product, and it was Fucus vesiculosus which I had to do a report on a couple of weeks ago...

Next is my new love. I wish I'd found this product sooner, it's wonderful. The seaweed mattifying moisture lotion with SPF 15. This really is mattifying, and it lasts. Not quite all day, but a good 5 - 6 hours. It feels so lovely to put on, my skin feels moisturised and not clogged down by anything heavy. It's lovely lovely lovely, and has SPF 15 which is always a good thing.

In other news I'm going home on Saturday :D I'm so excited! I get to see my darling little animals, be in a heated house and get free food ^ - ^ Oh and see my family too... :P

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

New Look Christmas Party Outfit

I love glitter, really really love glitter, and I feel like Christmas is one of the few times it's okay to completely overdose on the glitter :P So here's an outfit where I've allowed my (slightly crazy) glitter infatuation have full reign.

All of these items are from New Look. If you want to make a party outfit based on your body shape (although mine is a lot more based on my glitter obsession...) have a look at New Look's Shape Up For Our Christmas Party Blogger Comp!

Sunny xxxxx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

November Favourites!

We have just entered my favourite month of the year! I have my advent calender, Christmas presents I've bought lying around my room, fuzzy socks, my train home booked :D I'd say I'm all ready for Christmas now!

As the month before my favourite month November still makes me happy, I love when the weather gets colder and warm clothes get worn :) Here are some of the things I've been loving this November:

Nails Inc. Glamour Glitter Polish - Whenever a magazine has a freebie (especially a nail polish freebie) I pick it up. I'm not a huge fan of Nails Inc. polishes, but when I saw that there was a glittery one I HAD to have it. I have this thing for glitter... Aside from the fact that it's taken me about 15 layers of this polish to get a decent amount of glitter on my nails I've been loving it. It dried so quickly the 15 layers didn't take too long, and it's been over a week and there's been no chipping. I think next time I'll try it as a thinner coat over other colours.

Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment Gel - Since my epic allergic reaction a couple of months ago I stopped using my Clarisonic Mia for a while, now that my skin is better thank goddd) I've been able to get back into my usual routine. Unfortunately my skin has been doing the whole purging thing again. Luckily I went through this when I first tried the Mia, and I know what it's like. This time I just have a couple of blemishes on my chin, and they're going away nicely thanks to this product. I only picked it up on a whim but it's really been helping.

Etude House Marble Marble Highlighter in Rose Marble Peach - I bought this months and months ago in Korea. I picked it up on my last day of shopping before I left, in the last shop of the day. I'd been in Etude House a lot when I was over there, but I only noticed this product on the last day (that shop has a lotttt of stuff in it). I bought it because it looked so pretty, but never really got around to using it due to the vast volume of make up I'd bought out there. This past week I suddenly remembered it again, and it's really rather gorgeous. I've been loving how subtle it is, I love it, I just wish I hadn't been neglecting it all this time > . <

Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick - I love cinnamon, I love candles. I love cinnamon candles. There isn't much more to say on this one...

Random monthly favourite - Nightwish
A group of my friends and I went to see Nightwish on their Imaginaerum tour. I love this band, I love their music, I love how energetic they are, and how nice they are. I also love turning up early to the concert and meeting them outside. I may have had a little fangirl moment and been a bit shell shocked for a while. This photo looks really goofy because I can't quite believe what's happening is real, but I can stand looking goofy if I'm having a photo with Tuomas Holopainen (and my housemate too :P).

Sunny xxxxx