Saturday, 31 December 2011

FOOD | Holiday Indulgences

This a blog post about food. Or, more specifically, how I ate a lot of it over the holidays. I think I'm still full from a meal I ate two days ago. So. Much. Food.

Thank god it's all over. I like the holidays but by the time New Years rolls around, I'm already totally over all the festivities and ready for it to be summer again. Take down the gaudy lights on your house, stop playing 'Last Christmas' by Wham in every shop and just give me some sunshine. 

Friday, 23 December 2011


We've all been there. You spend all day dragging yourself around shops with the aim of buying presents for others and end up coming home with more for yourself than anyone else. I am pretty good about getting my Christmas shopping done on time, but this year, with university assignments wearing me thin, I was in need of a little retail therapy.

L-R: Sleek 'Au Naturel' eyeshadow palette, GOSH 'Rose Quartz' nail glitter, POP 'Aquatic Glitz' nail polish, POP 'Pink Glitz' nail polish, Hearts & Bows cardigan from ARK

Sleek 'Au Naturel' eyeshadow palette

Marks & Spencer LED lights (a.k.a. the hipster fairy-lights I've always wanted)

It could have been worse. At least this year I don't need to put myself on a shopping diet. That said, I don't think I'll be buying any (/many?) new clothes for a while. Lugging all my stuff to and from uni has made me realise just how much clothing I have accumulated over the past few years. I think my New Year's aim is to downsize my wardrobe somewhat, rather than fill it with new things. We'll see how well that goes.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


ring: Topshop; nail polish (not that you can even tell...): Revlon 'Carbonite'

I saw this ring in the £5 and under jewellery section of Topshop the other day and couldn't resist. It's kind of creepy and a bit tacky but, as you may know, I'm rather a fan of tacky rings.

I'm currently in the middle of writing 3 assignments that are due in before the end of semester so most days I'm sporting some kind of leggings and oversized jumper combo. I go home for Christmas break at the end of next week and I'll be doing some travelling too. I can't wait. A month without being woken up by fire alarms at ungodly hours and stressing about essay deadlines. Bliss.