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First Impressions: Acrylic Nails

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

I have finally let my girly side loose, and have indulged in having my nails done. As you can already tell from the title of this post, I haven't just got MY nails done, I've gone all out and have had a lush set of acrylics done. So, as this is my first time experiencing the hype of acrylic nails, I thought it would only be right to share my opinions with you lovely lot!

First things first - Why did I finally get acrylics?
Not only have I been wanting them done for ages, but I'm going to a festival so thought it was a good time to get some cool and bright nails. I absolutely love them - if I wasn't going to a festival I would probably have nude nails with a more subtle design, and a little bit trimmed off of the length (which I have already planned for my next visit to the salon) - but for now I am in love with the colour, design and length... Just the overall look in general!

However, as this is my first time having super long nails, I have noticed some difficulties in handling things in general... The small things in life that you wouldn't normally even blink an eyelid at! For example, I went into town to go shopping immediately after having them done, and trying to zip and button up some shorts I was trying on was a bit of a laugh - I had to get my mate to do them up for me haha! Also, typing up this post is taking its time, yet I am quickly learning that practice makes perfect, and I will get used to doing these little tasks soon!

The positives definitely outweigh the minor negatives though, I mean, just look at them!! Not only do I feel super girly (which I love), but they are fab! Also, what girl doesn't love a pamper every now and again? I can't wait to rock these at the festival next weekend, and am super looking forward to my next trip to the salon :)





As always, thanks for reading. Have any of you guys had acrylics? What's your best and worst experiences with them? Let me know!

Cheerio!

WONDERLAND: Bargain Bristol Trip

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

After hearing that return tickets to Bristol were only £5 (!?) - please bare in mind that this is really good as where I live is a considerable distance away - my boyfriend asked if I wanted to go and spend the night over there. Now, Bristol may seem a bit random, but the only thing I had ever seen of Bristol in person is the airport, and I was intrigued as to what the city had to offer. (Not that hearing there is a Victoria's Secret in the shopping centre tempted my decision at all...)

So off on the snazzy-looking coach we went, and after a 3 hour and a bit journey we had arrived to a gloomy looking Bristol - Cabot Circus to be precise! Which meant it was a bit of a trek to our hotel, ibis Bristol Centre, located on the waterfront. Y'know what though? I didn't even mind the trek to the hotel because the location was lovely! We were surrounded by restaurants, a futuristic-looking mirrored ball thing (I think its connected to the Aquarium, so I'm guessing you'll be able to go inside), the River Avon and loads of poke-stops - yes I am on the Pokemon Go bandwagon at 19 years of age... I dunno whether I should be proud or ashamed probably ashamed, but I'm not as bad as my boyfriend who was on it quite a lot:
 

 See, I even caught him in the act - he was only catching a Golbat as well?! Ridiculous! Nah I'm only kidding, I ended up being just as much of a nerd/loser.

Okay, well you're probably wondering about Bristol and how I saw it. Luckily for you guys I did take a few snaps, I didn't take any of Cabot Circus unfortunately, but I'm sure you'll see it on google or whatever!



 Those photos were all on our way to our hotel! The mirrored ball thing I was yapping on about earlier and water feature were literally right outside our hotel which I thought was pretty cool. The shopping centre itself however was a 20-25 minute walk, which might seem like a bit of a trek, but to be honest it isn't actually too far and it's nice to wonder around and see what Bristol has to offer - and yes, Victoria's Secret was amazing!

I have a few more pictures from our evening where we went to this AMAZINGGGGG food place called Za Za Bazaar. It's a buffet style restaurant which was like a 2 minute walk, if that, from where we were staying. You might be thinking 'buffet? Well that doesn't sound very appealing', but it is totally different to any other buffet-style restaurant that I have encountered. They have different stations: one for Indian cuisine, another for European (so pasta, pizza, fish 'n' chips etc etc), Tex-Mex (burgers, hot dogs, burrito's etc), Far East (Chinese take-away style food), Salad - but who really cares about salad at a buffet!?, and Desserts! Also, at some stations you can ask the chef to cook you something and they make it for you right before your eyes! I didn't take pictures of how cool it is inside, but I did take a picture of our food, but it doesn't do it justice AT ALL, cos we both just piled on the food, not bothered by the presentation.

Anywho these are the evening pics!


Yeah this pic reallyyyyy doesn't do it justice, but just trust me that this is the best buffet place ever! Also, great if you have kids - they have anything and everything. I have a younger sister, so I know how fussy they can be!


After our pigging out sesh, we felt like we had to go and walk it off (which didn't really work, as I probably put on 2 stone in one sitting haha!)



Once our night in the hotel was up, we rushed to Wetherspoons to add some more fuel, then quickly looked around Cabot Circus for any last minute bits, to then catch the coach back home in order to get back in time for MTV Crashes!! (Might do a blog post on it... don't know if I can remember to much of it though hehe).


Although not normally known to be a place to have a bit of a 'getaway', Bristol is actually quite a snazzy place - especially where we were staying. The food is amazing, so if you're a foodie like me, definitely go!! The shopping is pretty spot on as well, which has been made even better with their recent-ish edition of Victoria's Secret! Have any of you been to Bristol, or even live there? Is there anywhere I should check out if I go up again?

Hope you're all having a lovely summer!!

Cheerio xo

WONDERLAND: A glimpse of Jard-sur-mer, France

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Leaving the wet British weather and arriving at La Rochelle airport, which is basked in 30 degree heat is something not to complain about. My best friend and I were so excited about being in such hot weather after being stuck in the rain for several weeks.

The airport itself was pleasant, as it is a tiny little place - no getting lost or confused - you literally show your passport and once you turn the corner, the exit is right in front of you. This is not like Bristol, where I found myself feeling slightly overwhelmed by the zig-zag ques and different gates. 

The drive from the airport to Jard-sur-mer is quite a long one, taking around 1 hour and 10 minutes, which I suppose doesn't sound that long. However, the land is so flat and the only thing you can see are golden fields, with the odd shop dotted around for miles. This can actually be quite boring, and also in the 30 degree heat, it was enough to drive you mad. Yet, this was fine on the way in, as myself and my friend were too excited to be in a different country to care, however, on the way back it did drag.

Now, as for Jard-sur-mer itself, I cannot say too much about it unfortunately. We stayed on a campsite which was 15/20 mins away from the beach, and also the town which is located in the opposite direction. The only reason I can't say too much is because I got a severe heat-rash which covered my entire face, neck, chest, stomach, back and arms (so severe that  I am still trying to get rid of it now!!), and my friend felt feverish, so we spent most of our time locked up inside the caravan, pretty much glued to the fan!

However, on the first day, we were fine and were keen to explore a bit of the area! We began to walk towards the beach, and at 34 degrees with absolutely no shade to stay under, we could feel ourselves starting to suffer. The walk felt longer than 15 minutes, and after following the signs that were labelled 'plage' we managed to find the beach, which was a big relief! The beach looked lovely and the sea was so inviting. Yet, my friend felt so ill, so we took off to the cafe which overlooked the sea. It was a cute little cafe, and I was chuffed to bits when I heard Beyonce tunes being played over-and-over. The poor woman behind the bar couldn't fully understand English, so I didn't get some of my order, however she was so sweet that I didn't care. 

After our little break, we made our way back to the campsite, and that is where we stayed for the rest of our trip :( we even had to book an earlier flight as we were meant to arrive back in the UK on Saturday the 23rd! Can I just give a little shout-out to EasyJet for such a pleasant experience! The cancellation process for the flight on Saturday was so easy, and I got a refund without even asking for one, so I am chuffed with their customer service!

I'll place some photos below! Even though I didn't get to fully experience the area, I would urge anyone to go there for some summer sun! It's only an hour flight from Bristol Airport, and the weather is stifling hot - so any sun worshippers would love it out there! I found the bars relatively cheap, and the people there are lovely.











I am gutted that I had to leave early! Have any of you guys visited the area? Let me know how you found it!!

Cheerio!

The Thin Stripe Body

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
I love a little retail therapy, and recently - after a short period of different shopping trips - I have gathered some pieces for summer and nights out. However, I have been most impressed with this stripy bodysuit, that has thin strap and a floaty off-the-shoulder detail. It is so easy to wear, and can be worn both in the summer days and nights. For only £19, I believe this is a pretty darn good investment. You can find the bodysuit here.

DAY LOOK

For the day-time, I have paired the bodysuit with a button-up denim skirt from Topshop and a black suede tie-neck choker. I finished the look with some flats to add comfort whilst roaming around in the summer sun.


The blue denim version of this skirt is no longer available, however you can still buy the black one here for £29.
The black suede choker can be found in New Look (or online) for £5.99.

NIGHT LOOK

Wearing the same bodysuit and necklace as the day look, I wore a black skirt that looks a lot like a skort from the front which I borrowed from a friend, with my chunky black New Look heels.


You can find heels similar to mine here.

Do you have an item of clothing that can do both day and night looks? Let me know in the comment section below! Hope you are all having a lovely summer :)

First Impressions: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
So here's a funny story.
About a month ago, I ordered a Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit, however I can't really remember ordering it. Noooooo I wasn't drunk, which would have been a pretty good excuse, but instead I was super duper tired, doing the rounds on Instagram and saw an insta post about a restock and thought 'yolo'.
To be fair, I am kind of glad I did, since these things are like gold dust. They are pretty much impossible to get hold of - especially living in the UK when it is around midnight that they are restocked.
I am a numpty though, as I only thought two matte lip kits were on sale due to the website layout on my iPhone, therefore my tired mind decided to order 'Exposed', Kylie's newest nude (it was either that, or 'Kourt K' which is a purple colour... Even though there was actually more of a choice *insert monkey with hands over eyes emoji*).
After about 3 weeks of waiting, my kind of unwanted/much anticipated order arrived. I must say, the packaging is spot on, you even get a note from Kylie Jenner herself not that it is a copy or anything...


See look how nice that box is!! Gosh, I am so sad - getting all excited about packaging...



As you can see, my photography skills are on pointtttt. That's what you get when you have a crappy camera with no manual focus! 



The applicator for the lipgloss is different to what I expected. I was expecting to have a brush, but instead have the good-old doe-foot applicator. This isn't a problem really, as I have heard that when the original lip kits were sold with the brush end, it was a bit of a disaster, with the brush end being in poor quality on arrival. I believe that the doe-foot makes it easier to control the application of the lipgloss, which is such a dream as the lipgloss is heavy duty, and once it is on... It is ON. Like, it is so tough to remove, so all hail the doe-foot applicator for easy application and control.


The lip liner reminds me a lot of MAC. It seems to be plastic-y, so I am unsure if you can sharpen it - I am yet to try that, and am very hesitant as I don't wanna ruin my £31 purchase. Hopefully it does though, because I want to get my full moneys worth!





The colour is much darker than what I thought it would be. On other skin colours, this may be a nude, however for me it was much too dark - more of a dark brown shade. It is taking some getting used to, as normally I wear either reds or lighter pink shades, but I do actually think I like it. I can't lie, it isn't something I grab for everyday, I can live without it, but if I don't feel like wearing much make-up, it does add a bit of a statement to whatever you are wearing. I do want to warn you guys that if you are pale skinned, with blonde hair and blue eyes like me, and you are looking for a nude shade, then this isn't the colour for you - however, if you are looking for a brown shade, then go for it! Also, those who have darker features, I would suggest buying this shade.
Okay, as for the formula - I was pleasantly surprised. It feels so weird when you first apply it, but it drys so fast - and once it is there, it doesn't budge all day. However, it does suffer when you are eating, although I guess it depends on the food - I had an curry (which was mmmmm taste), and the colour faded, and it felt crumbly on my lips. It is a little drying, but you get used to it after a while. 
All in all, I am impressed with the staying power of this matte lipgloss, however, the colour just is not my favourite. I am planning on purchasing a few more shades soon, such a Posie K, Koko K and Mary Jo K, so hopefully they will suit me better! 

Have any of you guys managed to get your hands on a lip kit yet? What do you think of it? 
For any of you that haven't had a chance to purchase one yet, I hope this review type of post helped ya!

Goldilocks

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
You may or may not know this, but I recently got my hair done. I normally only go to the hair dressers just to get a couple of inches taken of the bottom... If at all - literally I am so bad at keeping my hair healthy because I just love growing it and growing it until I look like a mermaid, or even Rapunzel (who doesn't dream of being a Disney Princess right?).
Now, I did not actually go to get a couple inches off my hair, so the long mane remains... Instead, I got highlights. I know this is not dramatic for most of you reading this, however, I have never been to the hairdressers to dye my hair (apart from having pink dip-dyed hair for the summer), and the last time I had 'highlights' was when I got a DIY ballayage kit, yet my dad got carried away and decided to give me awful highlights. No, this time I decided to do it properly, and the reason I decided to get highlights this time was because my hair was so dull and dark - I missed having my blonde hair!
I was in the salon for 2 and a half hours, and after a wash, cut and blow-dry, I decided to style it so I had soft curls at the ends of my hair.


My hair unfortunately doesn't look as lush at it did then anymore, however that is probably because I am getting used to it! The salon I went to charged me £80 for highlights, cut, blow-dry and styling, which I don't think was too shabby at all, especially considering that the chair that you go in to have your hair washed was a massaging one... Ahhh, I wanna go and get my hair done again just for that experience!!

Have any of you had your hair done recently? Should I go even blonder, and not just have highlights? Hmmm... decisions!

WONDERLAND - Lovely, sunny walk

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
It was super sunny yesterday - a rarity in Cornwall, where it is normally chucking it down with rain, and we're left indoors gnawing away at our pasties... I'm joking of course, but the weather in the UK is generally temperamental, so when the sun is out, you have to make the most of it! I embarked on a little adventure with my friends (who are sisters) and their dog, and when we reached an overgrown path, I just knew I had to take a photo - even though the image is a tad blurry on my phone. The hedges and plants may have been a bloody pain to get through, however it makes a pretty magical photo!


Now I've finished university for the summer - first year done woohoooooo!! - I have got a lot of time on my hands (aside from work of course). If any of you have any ideas of things to do in the sun or whatever, please let me know as I am so bad at sorting out plans! Hope you've all had sunny weather to enjoy!