If there was only one nail polish brand, I would want it to be Barry M. Recently, with college starting and lots of stress building up, I have been nervously nail-biting so, haven't been able to wear nail polish. But, I can happily say that my nails are starting to grow again and I am already sat here planning which colour to paint them next. Painting my nails is probably my favourite relaxation technique (apart from napping, of course). It is definitely a treat if I manage to get time to paint my nails.

I currently only have 8 Barry M nail polish; I say 'only' because I know many people who have a collection of about 80 different Barry M polishes, that I find myself lusting over very often. There's so much I love about Barry M nail polishes. I have tried a few different ones before, but they ran out, so I threw them away. But, I think I definitely need to get myself out Barry M shopping soon, to pick up some more wintery shades. The ones in my collection at the moment are all quite summery (minus two) and I hate using summery nail polish in the winter...everything must look seasonal and match!

BARRY M NAIL POLISH COLLECTION

29/11/2015

If there was only one nail polish brand, I would want it to be Barry M. Recently, with college starting and lots of stress building up, I have been nervously nail-biting so, haven't been able to wear nail polish. But, I can happily say that my nails are starting to grow again and I am already sat here planning which colour to paint them next. Painting my nails is probably my favourite relaxation technique (apart from napping, of course). It is definitely a treat if I manage to get time to paint my nails.

I currently only have 8 Barry M nail polish; I say 'only' because I know many people who have a collection of about 80 different Barry M polishes, that I find myself lusting over very often. There's so much I love about Barry M nail polishes. I have tried a few different ones before, but they ran out, so I threw them away. But, I think I definitely need to get myself out Barry M shopping soon, to pick up some more wintery shades. The ones in my collection at the moment are all quite summery (minus two) and I hate using summery nail polish in the winter...everything must look seasonal and match!


November is the month when I try to finish off all of my products that are looking a little empty or sorry for themselves, in time to make room for new Christmas gifts. I leave some of my most loved products until December because I go on a little personal spending ban between late November and December, so I make sure I still have things to last me. The majority of the products I use up during November and December do go onto my Christmas wish list. There are sometimes a few products that I wouldn't repurchase, but most go back on the list. And if I don't get them for Christmas then I'll fight the crowds and go on a Boxing Day sales spending spree! This year it'll have to be a post-boxing-day sales shopping trip as I am working Boxing Day - booooo. Gotta grab the opportunity while it's there, right?! I'm sure there will still be some bargains around!

NOVEMBER EMPTIES

22/11/2015


November is the month when I try to finish off all of my products that are looking a little empty or sorry for themselves, in time to make room for new Christmas gifts. I leave some of my most loved products until December because I go on a little personal spending ban between late November and December, so I make sure I still have things to last me. The majority of the products I use up during November and December do go onto my Christmas wish list. There are sometimes a few products that I wouldn't repurchase, but most go back on the list. And if I don't get them for Christmas then I'll fight the crowds and go on a Boxing Day sales spending spree! This year it'll have to be a post-boxing-day sales shopping trip as I am working Boxing Day - booooo. Gotta grab the opportunity while it's there, right?! I'm sure there will still be some bargains around!


I love making wishlists and Black Friday is definitely a good excuse for browsing beauty products, ready to grab great bargains! The products in this wishlist can all be purchased at beautyspin.com. They sell hundreds of different products from many drugstore and high-end brands at a discounted price. They sell a very large variety of products and if you are looking for a good bargain, I definitely recommend that you check them out.

Love - Chloe (75ml)
Perfumes are definitely my weakness; I absolutely love them! I haven't tried a Chloe perfume yet, but I have heard some amazing things about them. This scent smells absolutely gorgeous, described as 'featuring top notes of orange blossom blended with an icy touch of pink pepper'. I have never heard a scent like this and I think it would smell absolutely gorgeous. The packaging of this product is also very glamorous; simplistic but very girly.

BLACK FRIDAY WISHLIST - BEAUTYSPIN*

20/11/2015


I love making wishlists and Black Friday is definitely a good excuse for browsing beauty products, ready to grab great bargains! The products in this wishlist can all be purchased at beautyspin.com. They sell hundreds of different products from many drugstore and high-end brands at a discounted price. They sell a very large variety of products and if you are looking for a good bargain, I definitely recommend that you check them out.

Love - Chloe (75ml)
Perfumes are definitely my weakness; I absolutely love them! I haven't tried a Chloe perfume yet, but I have heard some amazing things about them. This scent smells absolutely gorgeous, described as 'featuring top notes of orange blossom blended with an icy touch of pink pepper'. I have never heard a scent like this and I think it would smell absolutely gorgeous. The packaging of this product is also very glamorous; simplistic but very girly.


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I'd like to say that Sundays are my favourite days of the week, but I always find myself running around, getting jobs done for the whole day, instead of doing what I should be; relaxing. I am awful for not being able to live in the moment, I am always thinking ahead about what I have to do tomorrow, next week, or even next month. Although Sundays are one of my more relaxed days of the week, they are nowhere near as relaxed as they should be. Here's my typical Sunday routine:

1. Wake up, grab my laptop and blog. Admittedly, being a student means that I just don't get time during the week to write posts. So, I end up writing my posts on either Saturday or Sunday. I also spend my morning planning future blog posts and taking pictures when the lighting is right (about 8-10am for me).

WHAT SUNDAYS SHOULD BE FOR...

15/11/2015


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I'd like to say that Sundays are my favourite days of the week, but I always find myself running around, getting jobs done for the whole day, instead of doing what I should be; relaxing. I am awful for not being able to live in the moment, I am always thinking ahead about what I have to do tomorrow, next week, or even next month. Although Sundays are one of my more relaxed days of the week, they are nowhere near as relaxed as they should be. Here's my typical Sunday routine:

1. Wake up, grab my laptop and blog. Admittedly, being a student means that I just don't get time during the week to write posts. So, I end up writing my posts on either Saturday or Sunday. I also spend my morning planning future blog posts and taking pictures when the lighting is right (about 8-10am for me).

Now, if by now you don't know how much I obsess over charity shops, you clearly don't follow me on enough social media accounts. Charity shops are always my number one place to look for clothing (especially seasonal) to add to my wardrobe. Before you sit there and think anything bad about charity shops...hear me out.

Okay, now I'll admit that this time last year, I probably would have never shopped in a charity shop, no matter what the circumstance. But now? It's a completely different outlook. Nowadays, I can't bring myself to pay the extortionate prices in high street shops - let's admit it, it is ridiculous pricing. I'm finding that even charity shops are liking to up their prices recently (definitely not a fan over here). But, charity shops are still an average of about 50-60% cheaper than the high street shops. Yes, of course, the clothes are second hand, but that doesn't always mean that they're grubby and well-used. I have found so many gems in charity shops, and a lot of them still had their original labels on.


The long coat
With winter on its way, a long coat is definitely an essential. If you're one of those people who, like me, get cold very, very easily, you need a coat like this. It is a combination of mohair and alpaca fur (the animals are not killed for their fur!) which is super warm and cosy. I chose to purchase this one after falling in love with it and trying it on to then realise that it was slightly oversized on me. It means I'm able to wear plenty of layers without struggling to do my coat up when it's raining. I also love the colour of this coat, it suits so many different outfits and there's not one colour it doesn't pair well with. It is also in excellent condition...the buttons are all still well sewn on and the coat hasn't lost its shape. This coat also has really big pockets (with a secret pocket inside, shhh) which are heavenly when I am not feeling taking out a handbag. Altogether, there's not one thing I can fault, and for the price of £9.99, what can go wrong?

A TRIP TO THE CHARITY SHOP

08/11/2015

Now, if by now you don't know how much I obsess over charity shops, you clearly don't follow me on enough social media accounts. Charity shops are always my number one place to look for clothing (especially seasonal) to add to my wardrobe. Before you sit there and think anything bad about charity shops...hear me out.

Okay, now I'll admit that this time last year, I probably would have never shopped in a charity shop, no matter what the circumstance. But now? It's a completely different outlook. Nowadays, I can't bring myself to pay the extortionate prices in high street shops - let's admit it, it is ridiculous pricing. I'm finding that even charity shops are liking to up their prices recently (definitely not a fan over here). But, charity shops are still an average of about 50-60% cheaper than the high street shops. Yes, of course, the clothes are second hand, but that doesn't always mean that they're grubby and well-used. I have found so many gems in charity shops, and a lot of them still had their original labels on.


The long coat
With winter on its way, a long coat is definitely an essential. If you're one of those people who, like me, get cold very, very easily, you need a coat like this. It is a combination of mohair and alpaca fur (the animals are not killed for their fur!) which is super warm and cosy. I chose to purchase this one after falling in love with it and trying it on to then realise that it was slightly oversized on me. It means I'm able to wear plenty of layers without struggling to do my coat up when it's raining. I also love the colour of this coat, it suits so many different outfits and there's not one colour it doesn't pair well with. It is also in excellent condition...the buttons are all still well sewn on and the coat hasn't lost its shape. This coat also has really big pockets (with a secret pocket inside, shhh) which are heavenly when I am not feeling taking out a handbag. Altogether, there's not one thing I can fault, and for the price of £9.99, what can go wrong?


Cleaning out makeup bags is a groan moment for every girl, am I right? I try to avoid it, but after about a month, it's literally begging me to give it a clean. I am such a lazy person when it comes to cleaning out bags - I just leave them, laden with receipts and bits everywhere (so hygienic, I know), until I can build up the effort to clean them. I always find other people's beauty bag essentials really intriguing, so I thought I would share mine too (for those nosy people out there, like me).

I usually update my beauty bag every 3-4 weeks, with new beloved products. I must admit, I have managed to accumulate a strong team of essentials recently. Of course, they stay in my bag and come with me to most places. I guess it's a bit like an emergency bag - you know those times when you have a makeup disaster? We've all been there. I'll go through a quick rundown of the current essentials in my bag.

BEAUTY BAG ESSENTIALS WITH SUDOCREM*

02/11/2015


Cleaning out makeup bags is a groan moment for every girl, am I right? I try to avoid it, but after about a month, it's literally begging me to give it a clean. I am such a lazy person when it comes to cleaning out bags - I just leave them, laden with receipts and bits everywhere (so hygienic, I know), until I can build up the effort to clean them. I always find other people's beauty bag essentials really intriguing, so I thought I would share mine too (for those nosy people out there, like me).

I usually update my beauty bag every 3-4 weeks, with new beloved products. I must admit, I have managed to accumulate a strong team of essentials recently. Of course, they stay in my bag and come with me to most places. I guess it's a bit like an emergency bag - you know those times when you have a makeup disaster? We've all been there. I'll go through a quick rundown of the current essentials in my bag.

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