Friday, 11 January 2013

Weekend Wishlist #009

I'm currently procrastinating from writing my dissertation literature review, so I thought the best thing I could do was make a wishlist of all the things that I'm currently wanting. If anyone has any advice or tips on dissertation stress, literature review writing or the whole process then leave a comment below. :)

I love the simplicity of the necklace and it's really cute, which is an added extra! I feel like it could add a little extra to a basic outfit so I might treat myself to it once I've finished my literature review. 

I also love the simple gold and silver rings above. They can be worn stacked or singly on separate fingers, I think they could also add something to an outfit. I also have quite a big ring collection so I'd love to add these. 

Sticking to the jewellery theme, how cute are these earrings?! They are all single packs from River Island, I love their jewellery as they do some really cheap bits that are really nice. The top ones remind me of Jammy Dodgers (which I love!) and I love turquoise jewellery so I might also have to purchase them.

Next up is this simple skater skirts, I've got a black one of these and I've basically lived in it for the last few weeks when I haven't had gym clothes on. They are so simple to style and can be dressed down for casual days or dressed up for a cinema date or meal out with my boyfriend. I think it would be lovely in this green shade to add a pop of colour to an outfit.

These two beauty items I've heard really good things about. On a daily basis I don't wear foundation, but I try and cover up blemishes and under eye circles that I have so I think a simple BB cream would be a perfect addition to my makeup collection. I've also heard alot of good things about this Dr Jart BB cream. Finally is the La Roche-Possay, I've also heard good things about this lately, especially from Tanya Burr on Youtube. I have quite a few spots on my chin at the moment and they won't seem to clear up so I'm hoping if I get my hands on this it will help solve my skin problems.

I hope you're all ready for the snow that's meant to be coming over the weekend, part of me wants some snow fun, the other half doesn't but lets see what happens! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and have some fun things planned, I think I'm going on a date night with my boyfriend and having my nose stuck in books for my dissertation again wooo!


p.s. I'm sorry this post was longer than I expected!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Life: 2012 in Photos

Here is a few photos from things that have happened in 2012. I've had a really good year, other than a few rubbish parts but I don't want to focus on them! I've had so many memories this year that I'll never forget. 

2013 is the year of change for myself, I'll finish university and graduate entering the big wide world and getting a proper job.
I want to do more in the upcoming year, have more 'adult' responsibilities for myself, make the most of opportunities that are given to me. I want to take more photographs and explore places that I haven't seen before, I'm planning a trip with Danny to Paris sometime next year and this is one exciting thing already. I want to take more care of myself, get fit, lose weight and have a skincare routine which I do daily/ weekly.
I also want to spend more time with those who matter to me and I don't see that much and last of all one of my top priorities is to keep on top of university work in these final 12 weeks and to fully concentrate on this, I've also got a few opportunities for internships that I'm excited about too. 

Last of all I want to keep blogging and use this as a place to store my memories, talk about things I enjoy and have something to be proud of on the internet.
Let's see how it goes!

I hope you all have a fantastic New Year and hope that 2013 brings you happiness and amazing memories! 

See you all in 2013 x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Last Friday me, Danny and my mum went to London for the day and visited the Harry Potter studio tour in London.

I'd wanted to go for so long and I was so happy the day we booked it and when the day arrived I was majorly excited.

If you're wondering what is at the Studio Tour, there's costumes, sets, props, masks, tricks of the trade and inside secrets, how 'green screen' works and Diagon Alley and a Hogwarts model, that thing is amazing. 
If all that isn't enough, you step outside try Butterbeer, see Hagrid's motorbike with sidecar, the Knight Bus and see 4 Privet Drive. It's just a whole host of excitement in one place.

It was so magical and nice to see things brought to life that you could only see in the films or imagine in the books.

I've included a few snippets from the day below... enjoy! 


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Life: This Week I Am

Hello, long time no blog yet again! I need to stop doing this.. Well this week it turned to December and this means one thing is getting closer.. CHRISTMAS! I love this time of year (other than the freezing temperatures!) My house is looking very christmassy and the only thing missing from here is snow.

This week is a pretty exciting one, other than looming deadlines and the end of semester coming up..

I'm going to Harry Potter Studios, finally! I'm so excited and fingers crossed aslong as the snow doesn't ruin it going into London after to Winter Wonderland and to experience it at Christmas time. My boyfriend hasn't been to London before either so that's also pretty exciting.

Trying to finish off my christmas shopping, the cold makes me not want to leave the warmth and comfort of my own house so I think the rest might be best done online.

Attempting to start planning assignments and dissertation work for over the Christmas period so I don't have to sit on christmas day writing essays on digital PR or David Beckham as a celebrity!

Starting to think about healthy eating and exercise, which has taken a back seat over the last few months, university deadlines seem to make you want to eat more. I have no idea why! But after christmas this needs to be incorporated into my weekly routine to help keep me sane.

Hiding from the cold in my Hello Kitty onesie.

Visiting christmas markets in the city centre and feeling festive, watching The Muppets Christmas Carol - absolutely love that film and drinking cups of tea, would prefer hot chocolate.

What have you been doing this week?
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the snow doesn't ruin any of your plans!