Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Update: My Last Video Diary Review for Natural Origin Skincare

I have my last video diary entry here for you (the uncut version!). I've been using Natural Origin skincare products for a month now...wow that has gone quickly! Everything you need to know is in my video entries but if you are someone with oily/combination skin and find it hard to choosing a product or brand that is right for you, then this might just be your answer. The natural ingredients make for a very soothing, refreshing product that would be well targeted towards sensitive skin. Click 'play' if you would like to hear more about them or contact me if you would like to know more. I would love to know what you thought of me doing videos on my blog. Would this be a feature you would like to see more regularly? If so please leave me a comment and let me know, and perhaps suggest what you would like to see reviewed or talked about? Six days until my 21st!! Soooooo excited!! :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Update: Week 3 video review!

This is my week three installment of reviewing the Natural Origin cleanser, toner, moisturiser and night serum - the penultimate video!

As you will hear (and see) I've decided the night serum is definitely not for me as it doesn't seem to agree with my skin, causing outbreaks of spots which I think is due to the oilyness of the product. However this is just my personal opinion from this experience.

On another note I posted my giveaway to Andrea over in Spain today so hopefully she will receive them safe and soundly soon and let me know what she thinks of the goodies!

Tonight is the 5th of November which means...ten days until my birthday (!!!) but also BONFIRE night!! Me and the girls are hoping to spy a few fireworks and sparklers from our open plan living room - another plus of having an amazing view! :) Hope you all have lovely hotdog, catherine-wheel and wooly glove filled evenings.

Keep watching to see my final video soon after a months worth of trialling the products!

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Giveaway!


My giveaway ended yesterday and so the time has come to pick a winner. I used a random name picker on classtools.net and on a fruit machine gadget the selected winner was...Andrea!!

I shall be contacting her shortly to tell her the good news and then you can all read how she got on with the products over on her blog The Grasshopper-Treasure in the next couple of weeks hopefully.

Thank you to everyone who voted and thank you to all my new followers and those that comment. I love to read what you think and I apologise for my lack of posts lately - I will be back up and running regularly again in December but for now uni is monopolising most of my time! :(

Thanks again and hope you enjoy your prizes Andrea! :)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Update: Next video review installment!

Here is my week two video diary of the Natural Origin skincare products. I was waiting until it had been posted on the MyRetailHeaven Youtube channel to then show you the uncut version but this second one never quite made it so you are the first official viewers of my second video attempt...aren't you lucky! Please let me know what you think or if you have any tips for me for future videos.

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Update: My first video review!

As I mentioned previously I was sent some products from MyRetailHeaven to review for their youtube channel. It was uploaded (here)today but edited quite a bit and joined with the other two girls who were sent the same products.

But I have the full version for you with just me! As cringey as it is I thought you product-lovers out there might appreciate hearing about these new beauties.

Products included are:

-Natural Origin Aloe Face Cleanser
-Natural Origin Orange and Rose Toner
-Natural Origin Face Moisturiser
-Natural Origin Rosehip and Primrose Evening Night Serum

So hear you have it, my very first attempt at videoing myself - I sound so prissy and girly, I really hope I don't sound like that!!

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Monday, 11 October 2010

Updates: Inspiration where have you gone?

(Images sources from empirecinemas.co.uk, dailyecho.co.uk)

I apologise for my failure to blog everyday lately (or to blog about anything interesting!) but I am really lacking in post inspiration and motivation. Hense me not sticking to my usual RUE routine. If you have any suggestions at all as to what you would like to see/read on here, I would be very grateful and take them all on board.

So...what have I been up to lately?

Uni is now in full swing so assignments are beckoning as well as other exciting writing commitments that I have (maybe I’m not leaving enough time/brain power for blogging?). Time management is key at the moment which I have no problem with, procrastination on the other hand is a very good friend of mine!



As you all know I write for an online magazine called My Retail Heaven and they have asked me to do an online video review diary starting this week. I received some lovely skincare products from them over the weekend and am using this week to test them and see what I think before I conduct my first video review. Nervous much?! I hate watching/hearing myself on anything that involves a camera! But I will attach the link here when it’s available if anyone is interested.

(Mm mmm mmmm)

Yesterday me and the girls went to see ‘Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud’ and boy did that make my day! Zac Efron’s brooding, hurt and searching character complete wooed me and now I am actually devoted! He is so unbelievably good looking and I’m glad to have seen him in a different (less cheesy) light from his HSM days. Vanessa Hudgens you are one lucky girl!!

Also a bit of gossip from Southampton city, the Queen is here with us today! She has travelled from her palace to honour the naming ceremony of the newest cruise liner to hit the seas, Queen Elizabeth II. We can actually see the new 92,000 tonne ship from our flat!! And I saw the Queen’s car go past closely followed by police motorbikes. AND my friend actually saw the Queen herself in her royal blue outfit!! Exciting!! It’s not everyday you see the Queen driving past is it??

Saturday, 9 October 2010

IMPORTANT!! My Giveaway!!


So sorry everyone I made an ERROR on my giveaway post today!! It actually ends on 1st November so you all have plenty of time to enter!! You can enter by leaving a comment on this post, this post or via the giveaway link on the right side bar.

Sorry again. Look forward to reading your entries x

My Giveaway!!


I owe you all a ma-hoosive thank you!! I’ve reached over 50 followers now which only means one thing....I can now reveal my giveaway prize!!

Here’s what I have up for grabs for you (these are all reflections of my blog and mostly previously mentioned products that I highly recommend):

1. Blush Batiste Dry Shampoo (on the go size!)
2. Simple Eye Make-up Remover (cute travel size – and great as samples)
3. Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser (cute travel size)
4. Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter (cute travel size)
5. Strawberry Lipsalve
6. Rimmel Mini Make-Up Palette (including 6 eyeshadows, 1 powder blusher and 4 lipglosses)

So, on to the conditions:

• This giveaway ends on 1st November
• You can enter regardless of the country you live in
• You must be a follower of this blog to enter
• You must become a fan of my facebook page by clicking the ‘like’ button
• You must leave a comment on this post or my previous giveaway post and tell me what you like reading most on my blog and why eg, ‘I enjoy reading the Recommendations posts most as I find your tips useful’, or simply even ‘your wardrobe addition posts’
• Please also leave your email address or if you have a blog, make sure your email address is visible on there so I have a means of contacting you if you win
• If I reach 100 followers before the closing date (1st Sep) I will add more products to the giveaway
• If you also spread the word about my blog or the giveaway via a social networking site (twitter, facebook, blogger etc) I will double your entry submission so you have twice as much chance of winning – a link is required in the comment to where you have spread the word
• I will select the winner from a random selection website so it is fair
• And if you win, it is also required that you write a post on your blog about WrittenandPosted and the giveaway you received

Thank you again everyone...xxx

If you have any questions about the giveaway please ask away.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Cute blog! Where do you go to school for Fashion Journalism?

Thank you! I go to Southampton Solent uni in the UK, it's a great course! :)

Ask me anything

Recommendation: SnapIt Screen Capture - a great new tool for bloggers!

As regular bloggers dedicated to bringing our followers the latest news, fashion, opinions and product desires, uploading images (whether they be our own, or sourced from other websites) comes with the territory. How else can we display our interests, interiors, new wardrobes or detailed reviews?

Although by now copying, pasting, cropping and uploading an image is like second nature to us, does the long process ever seem tiresome to you? Don’t you just wish that what you see on the screen could magically appear on your blog, homework or office report without traipsing through paint, an image editor or pasting into word documents?

Well Digeus software have introduced a new program called SnapIt Screen Capture 3.7.11815 which enables you to capture what you see on screen, and save or copy and paste it straight into wherever it is you would like it to go! It literally captures anything from your computer screen by taking a ‘snapshot’ with just one click! Ultimately this cuts out the ‘Ptr Sc’ into paint process and cropping the image to look how you want to, which is not only a time saver but is so much more convenient!

Once installed and loaded you simply press ‘Prt Sc’ on your keyboard when you see something you like, this will cause the small camera logo in the system tray to flash. Your cursor then becomes a dragger which you use to highlight the area you would like to capture. Let go and hey presto! Your selection has automatically been copied. You can save it too if you like by right clicking on the camera icon and selecting ‘Save as’. Then proceed to your chosen new destination for the image and paste (‘Ctrl’ and ‘V’). Easy peasy!

This tool is great for designers, office workers, business people, analysts, technical writers who have to describe interfaces, menus, and buttons, and of course, bloggers! You can even capture moving images!

So next time there’s a Topshop coat you want to show your followers or a new MAC lipstick, just press one button, drag and click! What could be easier? Well only pressing one button of course but we can’t have it all!

See here for further details and step-by-step instructions. For a free 14 day trial of SnapIt Screen Capture click here. AND...if you download the trial and write a review of the product in any forum/blog/twitter/facebook, you will receive a GIVEAWAY licence of the program, for free!

(In order to receive your registration code for a free licence of SnapIt, download the trial product, write a review and leave me a comment on this post linking me to your review – leave contact details of some sort so that once I’ve retrieved your code I can pass it on – never again will you have to endure the copy-paste-print screen-paint-crop-process again!)

These are some of the images I have created through SnapIt capturing - no copying, pasting, cropping or paint use was needed:

(From The Saturday's new Higher video - this was captured whilst it was playing, I didn't press pause)


(Image captured on Topshop.com website)

(Image captured on lush.co.uk website)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Updates: My Flat/Bedroom is Complete!!














All that's left to do is to put some fairy lights and posters up in the living room! What do you think?

Ps, Emma Howard and bella165 - you both commented on my giveaway post which I appreciate (thankyou!) but I'm not too sure if your comments were entries for the giveaway or not. If they were please could you let me know and state what you like reading most on my blog, plus leave a means of contact so I can let you know if you win? It's getting a bit confusing as to who has actually entered and who has just commented, and I don't want you to miss out due to my confusion! Thank you for both sharing the giveaway on your facebooks/twitters :D

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Important Giveaway Update!!!


As you all hopefully know I am hosting a giveaway that ends 1st September (I have extended it!). I have included some of my essential products previously mentioned in my blog but in cute little travel sizes so you can try them without buying the full-sized product.

However I haven't had any entries for the giveaway as of yet! (embarrassing!)Now I found this a little peculiar as it's completely free and there are some lovely things on offer (and when did the world not like free stuff?!) but I also took it to heart a little as perhaps my readers didn't like what was included.

Then I thought maybe I wasn't clear enough in the instructions I gave as I have had a few comments on my giveaway post but none that met the rules I had set out. So I have decided to set it out more clearly for you and hopefully I can start entering some names into the draw...

• This giveaway ends on 1st September
• You can enter regardless of the country you live in
• You must be a follower of this blog to enter
• You must become a fan of my facebook page by clicking the ‘like’ button
• You must leave a comment on this post or my previous giveaway post and tell me what you like reading most on my blog and why eg, ‘I enjoy reading the Recommendations posts most as I find your tips useful’, or simply even ‘your wardrobe addition posts’
• Please also leave your email address or if you have a blog, make sure your email address is visible on there so I have a means of contacting you if you win
• If I reach 100 followers before the closing date (1st Sep) I will add more products to the giveaway
• If you also spread the word about my blog or the giveaway via a social networking site (twitter, facebook, blogger etc) I will double your entry submission so you have twice as much chance of winning – a link is required in the comment to where you have spread the word
• I will select the winner from a random selection website so it is fair
• And if you win, it is also required that you write a post on your blog about WrittenandPosted and the giveaway you received

I hope that makes things clearer and I have explained myself better. Any questions about the giveaway please just leave me a comment or formspring me.

Hopefully I have a more interest in it this time and I see more entries! I would love for someone to win this prize, I did buy it with you all in mind after all!

Good Luck everyone!! xx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Student Bloggers Alliance Lucky 13 Challenge!


As a member of the Student Bloggers Alliance I have been asked to complete the ‘Lucky Thirteen Challenge’ where I tell you all 13 interesting facts about myself. You might already know some of them or you might learn something new!

1. After uni I would love to do a masters because the field I want to go into is so competitive and I think this will help towards getting that job at ELLE!
2. I have a cat called Molly who is the snootiest feline you could ever meet! And she hates going outside. I have the scratches to prove it!
3. I may never steep foot in the house I have lived in at home for the past 8 years as we are in the process of moving, so when I go ‘home’ I may be in a new house!
4. I worked in Next for a year during my gap year on Childrenswear and met some of the loveliest people there. It’s typical that now I don’t have my 25% discount, their clothes get better!
5. I went to New York for my sixteenth birthday with my mum and it was the most amazing place ever! There and Skiathos are my favourite destinations for very different reasons.
6. I am really keen to study in New York for a year or to carry out an internship for a summer there. How fabulous would that be??
7. I am a definite chocolate person and don’t like sweeties. My favourite chocolate bar is the Dairy Milk Crunchie with lots of little honeycomb nuggets in it. Mmmm delicious!
8. I kind of stumbles across fashion journalism as a career. I was thinking of what I’d like to study at university and my mum said, “well you love to write and you love fashion, surely couldn’t you combine the two!” And that was how my dream career came about.
9. If I hadn’t have chosen writing I think I would have liked to have been a councillor, perhaps in marriage and relationships. I’m still considering that as a possible avenue to go down but as a writer giving advice.
10. My favourite restaurant is Prezzo and every time I go there I have the same dish! Pollo Carbonara which is spaghetti carbonara with bacon and chicken which is put in an al forno oven with melted cheese on the top. It’s heaven and I can’t resist having it every time I go there! Boring I know!
11. My mum used to be a beauty therapist so whenever I need my nails painted, waxing done or a facial to sort out my skin, I can have it done for free at home!!
12. I’d love to lie in Ireland one day.
13. I’m turning twenty-one next month!! I’m excited but at the same time scared as time is flying by and before I know it I’ll be in the real world!! EEK!

And there you have my 13 facts. Click on the link above to join the Student Bloggers Alliance and reveal your interesting details!

Ps, Today I've posted 62 blog posts and I have 62 followers!! :)

Friday, 1 October 2010

Updates: Drizzle Clash Clash


My new rain coat came on a much needed outing today. Why? Well because it’s raining here in Southampton. Actually, that’s an understatement! It is absolutely positively chucking it down out there and it has been since about 5am this morning when the combination of howling wind and heavy rain kindly woke me up!

So to have a 12 til 3 computer session at uni today was so lovely (although I did enjoy getting to grips with the new InDesign!).

The weather should not cause you to throw out your taste, clever colour combinations and eye for fashion but the sheer scale of water falling from the sky led me to adorn the splatter pattern rain coat, my leopard print wellies and a polka dot umbrella today! Fashion faux par I know!! But these three items were essential, albeit blindingly clashing.


I have a ‘wardrobe additions’ post lined up for you soon and of course the interiors of our flat and my bedroom! However the first week back at uni has thrown me off course with my blogging and writing commitments due to the amount of assignments and the huge pile of books I now have cluttering up my desk!


I am now off until Tuesday though and by then will hopefully feel much more stress-free after having accomplished my looong list of to-do’s. There’s just two of us girlies left in the flat this weekend so a movie night and erm...jacket potatoes and salad are in order tonight (not quite a chinese takeaway is it?!?).

That is if we don’t wash away on our dinner trip to the shop!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Recommendations: Going The Distance


(Images sourced from Google Images - movie-spaces.com, zimbio.com, alicetynan.com)

How many of you can honestly say that you’ve seen a great film this month? I love going to the cinema or having movie nights in but it does become rather tiresome seeing the same old predictable-type story lines and coming out saying, “It was ok”. Especially with the price of tickets as high as they are!!

But last week, on Orange Wednesday, I went to the cinema (more because I wanted to go than because of a particular film) and was pleasantly surprised! I picked the film a) because there was nothing else I fancied and b) because I like the actors in the film so thought it would be good. And it was!!!

‘Going The Distance’ with Drew Barrymore and the geeky guy from Britney’s ‘Crossroads’ was the funniest film I have seen in ages!! It also features Christina Applegate who I loved from her appearance in ‘Friends’ as Rachel’s sister Amy and together, the three of them make for a very amusing cast. (PLUS - Long's friend in it is actually HIL-arious!!)

The story is obvious from the title but Barrymore is in New York for a summer internship and meets Justin Long, and soon they become inseparable for her six remaining weeks. When crunch time comes and she has to return home, they attempt the long distance haul and see each other occasionally due to her living on the other side of America.

Drunken phone calls, late night phone sex and many many embarrassing moments at Applegate’s house, form some of the couples portrayal of how hard long distance relationships can be. Do they pull through? Well I won’t spoil that one for you so go along and see it for yourself.

If you’re about to part from your boyfriend due to university, this is a great mood lifter, distraction and a positive take on a huge step.

It’s silly, romantic, intriguing and literally has you laughing out loud which I think is always a good thing from a film. A great all-rounder I’d say!

Ps, Don’t forget to enter my giveaway. I haven’t had one entry yet (sad face) so it looks like I might get to keep the goodies for myself, but I’d much rather a follower have them so please enter! xx

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Essentials: University Survival Kit


Due to the nature of my week and the return to lecture theatres, library nights and hefty reading, I thought I would provide you with the key essentials for being at university.

The Book Bag – You can’t carry everything you need without one! This year I’ve gone for the popular tan satchel (Primark £9). It fits everything in neatly and can be worn over the shoulder or simply carried. Some students come to lectures with teeny tiny handbags and carry and plastic bag with their book in. Would you not rather carry everything in one lovely bag girls?

The Pencil Case – Not essential as you could probably get away with just using a pen at uni but for organised people like myself, to put it all in one cute case just makes life easier (opposed to delving into the bottom of your bag for a biro!). Mine is the same one I used for my first year but I loved the little cupcakes on it too much to get a new one (Next, £5).

The Pukka Pad – Now paper is VITAL for obvious reasons, but a pukka is not. They just work best for me as, despite being very heavy, they have section dividers (5 to be exact) and guess how many modules I have...5!!! So this works perfectly for me as all the work for each subject can all stay together (G&Ts in Dorset, £1.99 but you can buy them in any stationers or Tescos).


The Jumper/Coat – Always be prepared with layers. You never know if a lecture theatre is going to be boiling hot or freezing cold so if you have layers, you can accommodate either. And if you’re in an unpredictable area of the country like me, an umbrella is advisable. I was caught out today and so after learning my lesson, bought a raincoat to take shelter in as it drizzles (Topshop, £28).

The Post-it-notes – this colourful jems are my lifeline at uni. You will need them for marking pages, writing to-do’s and to brighten up your books when it comes to revision. Perhaps maybe put a to-do on a post-it, stick it up, make a collection and as you complete them, feel the satisfaction of taking it down and throwing it in the bin! (A present from my Dad).

The Laptop – number one on your list of things to invest in. You WILL use it everyday, without fail. Not necessarily at uni like I thought before I started but with the amount of research, Googling and essays you have to write, a lappy-top (preferably a pretty coloured one to make the worse seem less horrendous) is essential.

There are many many other essentials needed for university but these six are my top items for an ordinary day of lectures, seminars and homework. Having these won’t make the work less stressful or your deadlines longer, but they certainly help!

Ps, don’t forget to enter my giveaway!! xx

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

50 Followers Only Means One Thing...GIVEAWAY!!


I owe you all a ma-hoosive thank you!! I’ve reached over 50 followers now which only means one thing....I can now reveal my giveaway prize!!

Here’s what I have up for grabs for you (these are all reflections of my blog and mostly previously mentioned products that I highly recommend):


1. Blush Batiste Dry Shampoo (on the go size!)
2. Simple Eye Make-up Remover (cute travel size – and great as samples)
3. Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser (cute travel size)
4. Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter (cute travel size)
5. Strawberry Lipsalve
6. Rimmel Mini Make-Up Palette (including 6 eyeshadows, 1 powder blusher and 4 lipglosses)

Initially I said that I would reveal the prize once I reached 50 followers and actually open up the giveaway once I reached 100. But to everyone that have already followed me, I feel this is a little unfair on you. So I have now decided that the competition will be open from tonight BUT (!!) if I receive another 46 followers in the next four weeks (aiming high) then I will add a couple more goodies to the giveaway!!


So onto the conditions—You have to be a follower of my blog to enter and become a fan of my facebook page. In order to enter you have to leave me a comment saying which of my post styles you like to read the most so I have an indication of what is popular amongst you bloggers, and what is not. Along with your ‘response’ please leave your email address (or if you don’t want to, make sure I can contact you via your blog) so that if you win, I have a means of letting you know. If you win it is required that you write a post about my blog and the giveaway on your blog. The giveaway is open internationally.


The closing date is 29th October 2010 but if I reach 100 or more followers by then,
I will add to the giveaway
!! So get recommending WrittenandPosted everyone in order to be in with a chance of winning more!!

Please feel free to post about my giveaway on your blog in the mean time and
recommend it. That would be lovely.

Thank you again everyone...xxx

If you have any questions about the giveaway please ask away.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Updates: Meet My New Southampton Family!

Well after the impossible amount of packing, the lugging, and the fights with many coat hangers, I made it! I am officially back in Southampton and settled into my lovely new abode.

As my room and the flat itself are still under ‘construction’, I thought as an alternative to introducing you to the house (all in good time!), I will introduce you to my new little family instead. Meet my housemates...



Ellen – Great friend, course mate and a fellow blogger! I met Ellen via facebook actually and would regularly chat to her before we started uni but we finally met after a welcome meeting during fresher’s week. We got on like a house on fire and from then we have been great friends. She is super bubbly, very smiley and is always always talking! I have never lived with her before but am so excited to be only two doors away.



Michelle – Another fellow Writing Fashion and Culture girl and creator of the fab blog Daisybutter. I haven’t known Michelle as long as either of my other housemates but am excited to get to know her more. She is so easy to get on with, is a hard worker (like me!) and has the most beautiful skin. She is also very creative and actually helped with the design and layout of my blog. It’s fabulous to have two course mates under the same roof as me for help, inspiration and someone to cry to when it all becomes too stressful!



And last but not least...Grace – She is my bestest buddy from home and was my neighbour throughout the first year of uni so it’s only right (and essential!) that she’s my neighbour for the second year too! We have been friends for almost 8 years now and I wouldn’t be without her. I’m afraid Grace is the odd one out in our flat as she’s studying criminal psychology, and is not a blogger! But we love her all the same!


And coincidently, as well as us all being fashion lovers, food-ies, and complete
girly girls, we’re all from Hertfordshire! There’s only a maximum of forty minutes between us all at home and a metre stride in the Herts House!

Keep your eyes out for interior pictures of the flat and my boudoir. I can’t wait for the finishing touches to be made to show you all!

Have any of you also started back at uni yet? How are you getting on?

Ps, I have introduced a response option at the end of each of my blogs. This will allow me to see which style posts are popular and which are not so much so I know what my readers enjoy seeing. If you could click on a response to a post to tell me what you think, it would be hugely appreciated! Thank you!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Recommendation: To-Do Lists


(Images sourced from weheartit.com)

I am a bit of an organisational freak I must confess. Everything must have its place, work must always be done slightly ahead of schedule and I must always have a plan. Some may say neurotic, I say plain old prepared. It’s just necessary to have structure for me and something that I couldn’t live without is a to-do list.

In theory I don’t like having one because it means I’ve got so much to do at that time that I actually had the need to write it all down! But the satisfaction I get from ticking off (or as I like to, scribble it out) each job as it’s completed, is half the reason I have one in the first place.

Currently I have four lists on the go (!). One with things to do before I go back to uni, one with article ideas, one with blog ideas and one with ideas for my MRH writing commitments. Usually they’re written in my little pink (not black!) book but it’s slightly too small and getting a bit fiddley to jot things down in. So I grabbed the next best thing...a print out of information I received when last visiting the doctors! I must not lose it!!

However when I’m back at uni I have a gorgeously cute cupcake white board to write all my uni work down on and it can be wiped off when it’s competed! Fabulous! This was a Christmas present from my mum last year and is from New Look.

I have had so much going on this week and sadly I’ve had to bump things off my list that were to be done before Sunday  and will therefore not be completed in time which makes me feel rubbish actually (I like finishing what I’ve set out to do, again some may say controlling, I say sensible!).


Here’s what my to-do list was like in preparation for returning to uni:

Mon – Blog, Write Agony Aunt Post
Tues – Blog, Write an Article, Think of Article Ideas For a Publication
Wed – Blog, Think of Article Ideas For Another Publication, Submit Ideas
Thurs – Blog, Write Next Week’s Tips and Tricks Post, Write & Schedule Friday’s Blog, Pack For Weekend
Fri – Away in Thetford
Sat – Away in Thetford
Sun – Blog, Write and Schedule Monday’s Blog, Do Collage, Ring Uni
Mon – Shopping all day in Cambridge
Tues – Blog, Hair Cut, Write Agony Aunt Post for Next Week, Start Packing Room into Boxes, Ring Uni
Wed – Blog, Write Press Release for MRH, Write Article for MRH, Ring Car Insurance
Thurs – Blog, Pack Room Up, Pack for Uni, Write Press Release for MRH, Cancel Car Insurance
Fri – Blog, Write Article, Finish Packing Up Room, Pack for Uni
Sat – Pack for Uni, Out for Afternoon and Evening
Sun – Moving in Day!!!!

Busy busy bee. And there’s also having a social life around all these tasks...but I’ve nearly got there minus a few things.

I wouldn’t have got through this mound of tasks without my trustee lists so I highly recommend you try them when you’re next faced with a mountain of to-do’s!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Essentials: Philosophy's Spiced Apple Cider

I have committed a product crime. We all know it’s a rule to change your mascara every six months, your tooth brush every three and to always use your creams, lotions and potions by their expiry date (or when the little picture of an open lid stating how many months the product lasts for once opened is present).

But I have hoarded one particularly delicious 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash for almost 5 years now!! A sin I know. But I cannot seem to part with it, neither by using it, or throwing it in the bin.

My imprisoned, probably gone-off product is ‘Philosophy’s Spiced Apple Cider’ and it is the most heavenly scent I have ever smelt, washed with or bathed in. A quick flip of the cap instantly transports you to December, with a Christmas tree twinkling in the corner and mince pies baking in the oven...amazing!


It also holds great significance to me for I bought it during my trip to New York when I was sixteen. The four day shopping break was a gift from my mum, the best gift I have ever received believe it or not!! And I picked up this Philosophy beauty in Sephora, another little heaven in its own right.

I started off just using it for occasions when I got home as I wanted to save it, and then it just ended up living in my drawer and never being shared with water. Terrible! But it’s not a product you’ve just picked up in Tescos and are willing to share with the rest of the bathroom users! This is a transatlantic gift to myself all the way from New York, and was the only beauty related item I bought bar an eyeliner!

But I realise now me not using my ‘Spiced Apple Cider’ is like having a dog and not walking it, like owning a Berkin bag and not carrying it on your arm with pride, like being Coco Chanel and not sharing your designs! A complete and utter waste! So I vow now to use it, perhaps not everyday and maybe it’s not to be left unsupervised in the bathroom. In fact I think it would be much safer moving with me to Southampton!

Ps, please don’t forget to leave your comments and any questions on Formspring, I just love to hear from you!! Is there anything in particular you would like to see more of? x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Wardrobe Additions

Another trip to Cambridge on Monday has resulted in another ‘Wardrobe Additions’ post. I love these posts, one because I like to show you my outfits and hear what you think, and two, me having to write this post means I have new goodies to play around with and look forward to wearing!!

I didn’t go with an idea of what I wanted particularly but it was these items that jumped out and came home with me. (Ps the camel colour cardigan is a complete copy of the Topshop version as Lizzie pointed out in her fab blog Quite Quaint. They are literally identical but have a massive £35 price difference!!)

(In order of how they appear - not all items pictured are new, I have only listed the new purchases below)














Bow cotton tights, Primark, £3
Grey cotton tights, Primark, £2
Black bow tights, Primark £2
100 denier black tights, Primark, £2
Khaki peg leg trousers, H&M, £19.99
Maroon baggy t-shirt, Topshop, £15
Purple off the shoulder top, Topshop, £16
Camel scarf, a scarf stall, £3
Camel cardigan, Primark, £7
Grey horse jumper, Primark, £11


Please let me know what you think of my outfits. I’m not the best at piecing clothes together but like to think I keep on-trend.

I have had the busiest week so far and it’s not about to slow down any time soon, stay posted for what I’ve been up to and what is to come during the rest of my week!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Update: The Saturdays New Video Release!

Wahooo!! It's here! As a dedicated viewer of The Saturday's 24/7 reality tv show I've been waiting almost a week now to see the full video for their new song 'Higher'. After hearing an exclusive perfomance of it on their show about three weeks ago, I fell in love with it. And last weeks final episode showed the filming of 'Higher' so I couldn't wait to see the finished version. And as of yesterday, it's here!



Fellow 24/7 followers will know the ins and outs of the filming of 'Higher' but for the rest of you here's a few sneaky secrets...

-The video was filmed at Fox Studios in LA and was the The Sats biggest video yet
-They wanted the New York set to be a cross between Fame and Sex and the City
-Frankie had dyed her hair two days previous to shooting and here her new blonde locks are revealed for the first time
-This was the first time that the girls danced (partly) freestyle, not everything was choreographed
-They were all blown away by the set, the amount of people that were there for them and the fact they were filming a music video in the Fox Studios in LA, as Molly described it, 'It's so surreal!'

I love love love this song and think the girls look amazing in the video. I can't wait to hear them sing this in February! Oh the excitement!! Any other fans?

Ps, does Molly remind you of anyone? A slight alikeness to Will Young at all?? I think it's the way she talks and her mouth reminds me of him too. No, just me? By the way I don't mean that in a bad way, she's one of the prettiest members...x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Just to say...

Just a quick add on from today's post. Coincidently my blog was featured in the 'Student Blogger's Alliance' profile of the day post!

Here's what yours would look like if you joined too...