Monday, 31 March 2014

Rosie Huntington Whitely Appreciation


 Hello lovelies, so I found myself watching Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon the other day and all I could think throughout the whole thing is, my god Rosie Huntington Whitely is absolutely stunning. S he has such a classy style and what's more, she's from good old Wales! So yes, very well done Wales for producing such a delicious specimen of woman. She is literally a vision, safe to say she now has a firm place on the girl crush list.I only hope my hair looks half as nice blonde as it does on her (when I finally get it blonde!) Well, now we've all had a good old perv, I'm off. I've been doing work up until nine (when I started searching for pictures of this pretty little thing) so I am well and truly in need of getting the PJ's on and a cup of tea. Ciao for now!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Wardrobe Clearout!

 From Top to Bottom:

Hello all, hope everyone has had a relaxing sunday! I've been doing work (no suprise there then) and rooting through my wardrobe for things to sell. I love having a Ebay selling session because it gets rid of things I never wear and gives me money towards new clothes I can fall in love with. It's also a good opportunity to actually remind myself of some of the lovely items I own. You can get in a rut of wearing the same three things because you've forgotten you own something nicer.

So, I have put together some pictures of the dresses/skirts I'm selling on Ebay and added in the links. Apologies for the quality of some of these photo's, I had to use my phone and it was just not cooperating! If you see anything you like just click the links above^. I'm happy to combine postage if there is more than one item you want. Happy shopping readers and keep an eye out for my 'Aberystwyth Adventures' post coming soon!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Missguided Must-Haves

From left to right:
Zuzka Dogtooth Tailored Belted Playsuit £29.99
Herminia Dogtooth Cut Out Back Mini Dress £29.99
Sienna Slinky Crossover Back Midi Dress In Lilac £24.99
Mesh Panel Midi Dress In White £35.00
Kaora Floral Shift Frill Dress £22.99
Bruixa Floral Chiffon Strappy Maxi Dress £24.99
Sienna Slinky Crossover Back Midi Dress In Red £24.99

You would think that with all this work on, that I would give my beady eyes a rest from window shopping. Oh no my little dears, ever the clothes addict, I’ve still found time to browse through sites drooling over the current stock. No more so than Missguided, I want everything. So to set your inner clothes addict atwitter, I’ve put together all the dresses I want, this list could have been hugee. After all, for all of them it’s only £192.64 right?

So first, those two little pink beauties, one is a playsuit, the other is a backless dress. I don’t think I’d buy both (then again I wouldn’t put it past me) because they’re similar print. I can just imagine me on holiday in the backless dress with my hair in a ponytail with white wedges and clutch, how cute?!

Also, can we just take some time to gaze at that lilac lovely? I’m seeing this style of neckline everywhere and I love it, it seems really classy to me. The lilac colour is literally spot on trend for spring too, plus I already own a matching nail polish (Rimmel Mary Mary Quite Contrary) so I have to get it really (eventually *sigh*).

Now seriously, this post could have been a hell of a lot longer thanks to Nicole’s delicious collection on misguided atm. She is literally stunning and while I don’t really warm to her personality (controversial I know) I can admit that she has damn good style.

The other three dresses are ones I could see myself wearing on holiday, first one to the airport with a leather jacket (cause it’s Britain and it’ll still be cold knowing our summers), on the beach and then the red for dinner.

I’ve really restrained myself (can you tell?) so what do you think of my selections? Have you got a lust list currently? Care to share, comments below!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

How to deal with high workloads

With the busiest few months of my life ahead and ever building pot of guilt for neglecting my poor blog, what better than to combine the two and send forth another 'How to' post. This time, it's all about managing all those niggling little jobs you have to do and stopping it from getting on top of you. These are my tips and tricks to staying 'meltdown-free'.

1. Keep a Calendar
My number one tip is to keep a calendar, anytime a date pops up in your head, write it down. I manage my deadlines between a calendar in my room and a day to day diary I carry around with me. That way I have a constant reminder of things that need doing and the timescale they need doing in.

2. Make A To-Do List
Keep a realistic to do list always to hand. Writing down everything you have to do for the next year of your life is not going to make you motivated, it will do the exact opposite. I aim to have no more than a week long to do list, and that's only if time management is going to be an issue. It's best to keep a day to day list, with realistic, achievable tasks that you can keep crossing off.

3. Actually DO the things on your list
This is always the hardest part of a to-do list, actually getting things done. I always find myself reluctant to make a start on things I know I'm not going to enjoy, statistics for example (hate the stuff). But the sooner you start chipping away at those tasks, the sooner you're free to do the things you actually want to be doing.

5. Set realistic Goals
I have had so many scenarios where I've said I'm going to write an essay in a day, or two and they never happen. Why? Because they are completely unrealistic. Setting goals you can't reach is only going to de-motivate you further. I always double the time I actually think something will take, then I know i'll have pleanty of time.

6. Make time for you.
Unfortunately, this is the step I've been missing out on lately but it's as important as getting work done. It's all good and well having a fantastic essay finished but if you're a twitching mess on the floor because you've not slept in 8 days and lived off nothing but Redbull and crisps, you're doing it wrong. A positive and happy person will get much more done in the long run than a stressed out mess ever will (I know, I've been in this place far too many times).

So work hard, get jobs done but remember to look after yourself in the process. These are all tips I am forcing myself to stick to and despite having more work than I've ever had in my life, I'm quite happy and on top of things. Once again, I'm sorry for not writing more posts (It's almost comical how little I've blogged this month) but I literally have nothing new to say as my day consists of work, lectures and more work. I do have some makeup reviews in the pipeline which I promise I will get up as soon as I can. In the mean time, stay healthy and happy!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

A month in pictures


Hello lovely readers, first off, I'd like to apologize (never a good start I know). I haven't blogged in what feels like ages (like ten whole days) so I thought I'd do a 'Month in pictures' post to let you know what I've been up to and why I haven't been blogging.

So as you probably know, I'm currently studying for a Marine and Freshwater Biology Degree at Aberystwyth unversity. I'm in my third year and the amount of work I have to do at the minute IS COMPLETELY INSANE! While I am really happy with where my life is right now, I have never been so busy. I've got my dissertation studying the circadian rhythms of Carcinus maenas using PCR and methods that require a LOT of lab work (sigh) so I am constantly in and out of the lab. Luckily, one of my best mates is doing a very similar project and is often in the lab with me. Because of us being together, lab work has actually been hilarious most the time and not as mundane as it sounds. That being said, there's still a lot of hard work involved and activities that are very time consuming. 

On top of this dissertation lab work and write up, I'm also studying for three modules which have set essays due in around the same time. I have spent five days trying to figure out the statistical analysis for one of them, it is hell believe me. Despite all this negativity, I am actually quite happy. There's still things going on of course (when is there not) but I'm finding healthy ways to deal with them. I've also been attending 21st birthdays and going out when the relatives of flatmates visit. I even managed a trip to Borth animalarium where I spend a good half hour feeding grapes to lemurs. It was sunny and actually a really lovely day, despite being horribly hungover from the night before. 

So to summarize a moaning  post, I'm a busy bee but I'm a happy one. I know all of this hard work is temporary and that I am going to miss university so much when I've left. My flat and I have made a list of things we have to do before we leave and have been gradually ticking things off. I've also got a barbecue on the beach followed by a house party with all of my course to celebrate our dissertation hand in dates. The thing about being so busy is that I have been spending loads of time with students on my course and they are all SO lovely, I swear I'm laughing around them constantly. So I am hopeful for the future and while I can't promise that I'll be blogging as regularly, I haven't forgot about you!

What is everyone else getting up to? I hope you're not as busy as me, thanks for reading as always it's been a pleasure! 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sleek Eyebrow Styler

Hello all, hope you're having a relaxing Sunday! I've just had to say goodbye to my boyfriend as he drives back to university ready for lectures tomorrow, sob! So to distract myself, I thought I'd do a review I've been meaning to do for ages, and that's for the Sleek Eyebrow stylist in Light. I am not one to do negative reviews, although sometimes I think they are the most useful for readers potentially wanting to buy a product. In this case, I don't think this product is horrible, but I'm most definetly not in love with it, nor will I be buying it again. Beware, my first negative review...

In terms of packaging and price, I think both are very good (so far so good). In Superdrug, you can buy this eyebrow styler for £5.99 here and it comes in a neat little box. The styler itself follows the usual sleek packaging with 'Sleek' subtlety written across the lid. The dual ended styler has a small brush to comb brow hairs into place and the other end has an angled 'crayon' type applicator. Overall, I was impressed with the look and price. 

As for finish, it is claimed that the 'Brow Stylist is designed to defines eyebrows in a quick and easy way.' When I first tried it, I was very happy with the results, especially the colour. Majority of 'Light' eyebrow colours have an auburn undertone once built up, which I hate but I didn't find this at all with this sleek product. I've done two swatches above, the left hand side is the shade the crayon comes out and the right hand swatch is the shade it goes after a second layer. Overall, I did like the shade and finish.

However, I did notice after using it there were tiny hairs on the 'crayon' end, but I just figured I'd had an brow hair fall out and by drawing on them that it had stuck to it. However, the following three times I used it, I found the same small hairs stuck on the applicator. I've since realized that the applicator is too waxy/thick to apply and (while I was careful to not apply pressure), the consistency sticks to the hair and actually pulls them out (no matter how gentle I'm being). My eyebrows are not overly thick to begin with, but I certainly don't want to be using a product that is going to thin them out. For this reason, I am not happy with Sleek. Unless you have really sturdy brow hairs, I wouldn't recommend this, at all.

So there you have it readers, my first negative review. I don't think i've been too mean, just honest which is what it's all about. Have you tried this styler and what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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