Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Saturdays All Fired Up Tour!

Last Friday my friend and I went to see The Sats in Bournemouth again! They were so good and we had a lovely evening, so I thought I'd share the pictures with you (I'm sure there are some fellow Sats fans among you!). See if you can spot an extra 'famous' face who used to be in a band with Rochelle and Frankie...









Doesn't it look like the guy is stroking Una's baby bump?! :)


Friday, 2 December 2011

Hello December


It’s CHRISTTTTMAAAASS!! Well not quite but it’s now 24 days and counting. I haven’t felt at all festive this year which makes me sad. I think the enormous workload combined with not being at home is the main cause but also I have done most of my shopping online which is never quite as fun is it? I love a Christmas day out (preferably to Cambridge or Milton Keynes) getting everything all in one go – plus do the musts such as hot festive drinks in Starbucks, Christmas songs in the car and looking at the decorations I can’t afford in John Lewis.

However today I popped into town – nearly losing my arms to a heavy Asda shop – and saw the German Christmas market that always sets up in Southampton around the end of November, in full swing. The German pub was full to the brim (don’t you work people?), the sausages were-a-cooking and ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday’ was blaring. It was soo Christmassy and lovely and festive, which of course rubbed off on me. Finally!!

So I upped the anti on my mood, put on a red jumper (no reindeer embroidery I’m afraid, just bows), painted my nails Koala-berry red/pink with glitter and treated myself to a little gift – a Topshop double feathered gold ring. It only cost £1.50 in the sale so I don’t feel too guilty. Plus it’s pretty. And for that price, I couldn’t resist.


I also started my 1 out of 2 advent calendars yesterday (gonna have 18 days of chocolate to eat when I’m reunited with my second one at home!!), and we’ve decorated the flat with an iddy biddy Christmas tree. And I mean iddy biddy, it stands at 90cm tall!!

I’ve really struggled with my list this year too. My straightners are on their last legs so I’m getting some Cloud Nine’s but apart from that I couldn’t really think of anything. What have you asked for from Santa?


Ps, I’m going to see The Saturdays tonight in Bournemouth for the second time this year – soo excited!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A director in the making...

A shameless plug post but I know some of you are film fanatics or study film and media at uni so I just wanted to introduce you to my brother. He's a first year at Farnham University of Creative Arts and is a whizz with anything technology-related. He has made a short film documenting regular drug use - however he has used an indirect and intelligent metaphor in the form of tea to represent substance abuse.

It's really well put together and is a brilliant example of his potential - who knows we might have a future famous film director in the family!

I know this isn't what you'd usually find on my blog but I wanted to share it with you (plus I know he'd love to have feedback so leave him lots of comments). He has also recently set up a blog which can be found here - go and say hi! :)

From Tom:

"Addictea’d is a short film based on the effects caused by regular drug abuse. We decided to use a metaphoric technique which is why the character is drinking tea; this represents the drug that he is so dependent on. The film ends leaving the question, 'did he die?' The audience can then decide for themselves what happens and create their own ending. This film was produced to explore continuity and was shot in Farnham University of Creative Arts."

(Excuse the language girls!)

Visit his channel here for more short films.

Thursday, 24 November 2011



Firstly I’d like to say hi to all my new followers! I was so happy to see 30 new faces on my dashboard (plus 30 blogs to ponder over).

As you know it was my birthday last week and my chosen night out destination was Essex. In true Essex style I bought some false lashes to wear that I thought I’d share with you. Now I’m, definitely a semi-permanent lashes girl and have never had much success with the DIY glue-ons, so with that in mind when I went to buy a pair of Eyelures, I noticed this new brand Kiss. Their lashes came with ‘easy place strings’ to help those of us who aren’t so blessed when it comes to perfect application. At a pound more than the Eyelures, I thought I’d give it a shot – anything to make the process easier!

Well not only did the strings hinder my application but they were a right pain to remove without pulling the whole set off! My night started horrendously as my lashes caused MAJOR stress!! I applied my eyeshadow first (is this wrong?) then attempted to glue the lashes, following the three golden rules. Did they stick? No. Did they get mountains of glue on them to no avail? Yes. My mum even tried but it was hopeless!

In the end I had to abandon them completely in the hope that I’d have time to try again once I was ready...which I did with a more positive outcome. I applied liquid liner beforehand and then held the glued lash in place for a few minutes which seemed to do the trick. They still detached in the corners throughout the night so I had to make a few trips to the ladies – it is so not an attractive look to sport when one falsy is hanging off!


Once they were on, they did look really good and the set were lovely. I think it’s just me. I’m poop at applying them and lose patience very easily. Plus I spend the whole night saying, “are my lashes still on?”. Nightmare! Was a fabulously fab night though. We bumped into Mick for any TOWIE fans out there, AND we were in the same taxi that took Mark Wright home a few weeks ago before his departure to the outback. Jel??


Do you have trouble applying false lashes? I just can’t get the hang of it!! Please tell me your secrets...

Ps, if you like the look of these, this Youtube lady seems to have the nack of it!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Benefit of Debenhams


Another product related post – I do apologise!

It was my birthday yesterday (yay!) and I asked for mainly money or MAC vouchers as I feel it’s about time I lose my MAC virginity once and for all. However I won’t find out until this weekend whether I can make a trip to the store or not as all my cards and presents are at home...

The point of the story is I really want to revamp my whole skin make-up collection, but inconveniently FOUR days before I go home, see what money/vouchers I’ve been given, my Benefit Erase Paste concealer ran out! Completely gone. Not even a scraping. So I was posed with a dilemma. Do I pick up a cheap concealer to tide me over? Or re-purchase my little paste pot? Or go without? What I really wanted to do was wait until I could go and buy a new one from the place-I-want-to-try-skin-make-up-from (not saying the M_ _ word anymore!), but with a big birthday night out on Friday, I just couldn’t go without.

So I popped along to Debenhams in Southampton – about half 5 in the evening and no one else was on the counter, the poor girl was cleaning with a bored expression on her face - with the intention to just bite the bullet and re-buy my Benefit pot. Whilst there, I remembered they also offer another concealer (‘Boi-ing’) which is cheaper so thought I would give it a go. The sales consultant tested the product on me and it felt so much lighter with a lovely matte finish. At £16.50 (£2 cheaper than E Paste), I was sold!

With my purchase came two little, very welcome surprises. Firstly they informed me that with every purchase made on that day, they were booking people in for a free facial, makeover and gift to take home in the new year. Perfect after a stressful first semester! So in I booked for January 12th. And then, they decided to give me 10% off because of my student status!! Since when do Debenhams do discounts? Needless to say I left one very happy girl.

So far I’ve been really pleased with the product. I think it resembles foundation more than a concealer as it’s quite thick but ever so light. I have shade 2 which matches me well, but it doesn’t cover blemishes or dark circles as well as my Erase Paste did. So don’t worry M_ _, I will be along soon – birthday cards permitting. Fingers crossed they’re not all empty!

What MAC products do you swear by? And do you like product reviews/purchase posts? Let me know :)

Friday, 11 November 2011

No7 and Rimmel make-up purchases



As mentioned previously I’ve recently bought a new mascara and I luurves it. It’s the new No7 Lash Adapt in black. I was looking for one that created length, volume and curls (a girl can dream right?) and I’ve always been a fan of this brand so thought I’d try them first – plus I had one of the fab £5 off vouchers! It normally retails at £12.50.

I originally wanted a silicone brush as a personal preference but after speaking with the sales assistant, I opted for this one which actually has a bristle brush. She was wearing the mascara herself and said it’s great for buildable volume (as it says on the tube) without leaving you clumpy. This is what I love most about it, plus:

# It glides on easily, not catching in your lashes or going crispy
# You can reapply as many times as you like to create a darker, more volumised look without worrying about clumps
# It removes really well (after using the Collection 2000 mascara which smears like anything when you remove it, this was a welcome blessing)
# And it really lengthens well – it doesn’t curl unfortunately but that’s what curlers are for!

I’m so impressed with this and will definitely be buying it again. Sometimes I finish it off with a little of a different mascara just to curl the tips of my lashes – does anyone else mix and match at all?

I also picked up their Amazing Eyes Liquid Liner in black. As a complete dunce when it comes to eyeliner I was wary of using it but really wanted to learn how to create that lovely flick-look, and thought ‘practice makes perfect’.


For someone that could never draw a smooth line using liquid-liner, I’ve surprised myself with this product and would recommend it to anyone. It has great staying power (lasting all day), is so easy to use and I find the thin brush useful rather than tricky as I can build up a thicker line in stages. This retails as £8.75 but again I had a voucher so got mine for £3.75!! Bargain.

One more product that I’m in love with of late is the new Kate Moss Rimmel lipstick in 05. It’s a sheer muted pink colour with a slight shimmer and it’s my new go-to lipstick. It feels lovely to wear, very moisturizing and I like that it has a slight sheen to it opposed to a matte finish. They are £5.49 – I want every colour!

Have you tried anything from the Kate Moss Rimmel range yet?


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My secret addiction


I must confess, I have an addiction. No it’s not to shoes, bags, or Lush products (well maybe a little). It’s rather rare – I’ve never met anyone with the same problem.

“My name’s Rebecca and I’m a sleep-mask-aholic.”

A sleep-mask?! Well I’m not sure of their official name but you know those masks you place over your eyes when you go to sleep? You get them on long-haul Virgin Atlantic flights, you can buy them in La Senza and Matilda’s mum wears one in the classic film? Are we on the same page now?

I’m not too sure what their purpose is or even how I became addicted but no word of a lie, I cannot sleep without mine on. This is not a good thing. One, having a piece of elastic strapped around your head for eight hours cannot be good; two, if it slides off (you see mine’s silk) it wakes me up; and three, the darn thing makes me spotty! So for that third reason alone, I need to break the habit!


I started wearing a sleep-mask about six years ago because my then bedroom would let light flood in of a morning and wake me up. Now, my bedroom both at uni and at home are pitch black (just the way I like it) and there is no reason whatsoever for me to wear my little ‘In Your Dreams’ mask. It looks stupid, can be irritating and is clearly not good for my skin – I realised this as obviously overnight having something rub against both cheeks and forehead, combined with an oily t-zone creates a very spotty me :(

It has to stop! But I’m finding as I try and wean myself off it, that I’m so used to having the pressure against my eyes that forces them shut and therefore me to fall asleep, that without it I lay wide awake. I feel like I actually cannot sleep without it on and leave it under my pillow ‘just-incase’. Except ‘just-incase’ is turning into every night again. Without it I feel as though my eyes can open (duh!) and therefore they do. Whereas with my mask on, they don’t have a choice and I get to sleep much quicker. It’s not even about darkness now (which I guess is their sole purpose) but about keeping my eyes shut long enough for me to fall asleep.

I’m weird I know. But it is actually a slight issue now and I don’t know how to break it. Unless I’m really reaaally tired, I always resort to the little silk number.

Am I the only eye-mask freak out there? Do you have any tips as to how I can break my habit?

Sunday, 6 November 2011

October catch up


My Sunday catch up posts have taken a serious deep in frequency of late so I decided to use the first weekend of November to revive them. November is a very special month after all...not only is it the month before Christmas(!) but my birthday falls right in the middle of it!! Yay for presents, balloons and total adoration (only joking).

So what have I been up to lately? Hmmm quite a lot so I’ll list it for you, otherwise we may be here a while:

♥ Third year is in full swing (who knew it meant working every minute of every day? Sigh)
♥ As you can see my blog has had a little makeover with a sparkly new header courtesy of Abby – Thank you!
♥ As of Monday my blog button will be hosted on lovely Louise’s beauty blog – she’s my absolute favourite blogger but has a lot to answer for as her videos/posts distract me A LOT from uni work :)
♥ I recently grew whiskers, ears and a tail for Halloween as you can see. My friend was a copy cat ;)
♥ I’m having a birthday night out in Essex in a couple of weeks and we’re going to Sugarhut! So excited as I’ve never been to Brentwood before
♥ I have a new blog on tumblr that is linked with an assignment of mine. If any of you are like me and on a countdown to the end of uni, you may want to have a looksie – we can share fears, worries and moments of sheer panic
♥ I’ve been Christmas shopping for myself (oops) that family can give to me which I’ll show you in another post with my new camera!!
♥ I’m making full use out of the more wintery weather with boots, scarves and coats. Although I’m hoping it gets colder soon as this doesn’t feel like November weather to me
♥ I have developed serious procrastination issues. Does anyone have a cure? In desperate need!
♥ And I’ve discovered a few new blogs lately that I love, one in particular is Laura’s – she is hilarious!

All in all my life seems very mundane of late so I don’t have much exciting news to share with you. Last night I went to my first firework display in Southampton (usually we just watch it from the flat as the view is bloody good) but I really fancied going to one this year. It was over the docks and so pretty. You’ve gotta love bonfire night food too haven’t you? Hot dogs, burgers, jacket potatoes…delicious!

Did you do anything for Guy Fawke’s night? Hope everyone stayed safe.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Mascara reviews


I’ve developed a bit of a thing for mascaras lately. We have a love-hate kinda relationship as I struggle to find ‘the one’. So rather than spending lots of money on one I’m not too sure if I’ll use more than once, I opted for a couple of cheaper brands just for now.


Also trying to buy a new mascara without guidance/previously read reviews, is like to trying to decide on which ice-cream to have when all of Baskin Ribbons delicious selection is in front of you – near on impossible! I went for a Collection 2000 number (never tried this brand before) called ‘Skyscraper’, opting for Extra Black. Needless to say I didn’t choose it for the packaging – the white looks a little tacky to me – but instead for the silicone brush which is in a curved shape with longer bristles on one side, shorter on the other. This actually works really well in that you can achieve lush curled lashes and also reach right in the inner corners with the snazzy wand. It’s also really good value at £ 4.99. The downside? It dries in that oh so clumpy way that means trying to reapply throughout the day just isn’t gonna happen. And when you remove it, it is very smeary making a bit of a mess.


I also bought the Rimmel Lash Accelerator in Extreme Black purely because of the grow-lash complex within an everyday mascara (whereas before I only had a grow-serum that you apply at night time). This comes with a traditional bristle brush albeit a neat small one which is great for application and is £8.99. It does well in lengthening my lashes but I don’t find it that ‘extreme’ in colour. Nor have I noticed a difference in my lash length but I have not been using this on a daily basis, one because it doesn’t achieve the look I want for daytime wear, and two I simply bought it for those days when you don’t go out and don’t wear make-up. It’s my indoor mascara if one of those even exists!

Ooh yes before I forget, just in case any of you were thinking, “but hey you just bought a gorgeous Dior mascara that you love?!”, tis true I did but after a month of using it the brush went all gloopy :( Every time I went to apply it the de-clumper squidged all the silicone bristles so they stuck to the wand making it a darn-sight harder to apply! I was so disappointed with it. Have any of you experienced the same problem at all?

I’m off to make my first ever home-made lasagne. On a roll with the freshly baked from scratch dinners at the mo! What are you doing this Sunday?

Ps, I’ve since bought ANOTHER mascara that I absolutely love! So look out for the review coming soon. Can you guess what brand it is?

Friday, 28 October 2011

Gold chain buckle


Every girl needs a pair of staple black pumps and these are mine. After sucking (well wearing) the life out of my beloved Primark lace pumps I had to come to terms with the fact they were a gonna. No longer pretty. No longer practical. And as my mother informed me, were verging on pike-ish. So it was time to renew them.

Being a shoe collection essential, and with every shop throughout the alphabet stocking a different style of the black ballerina, you'd think they'd be an easy purchase. Well you and I were wrong. It took me two months (yes two months!) to find a pair of pumps I loved that were interesting but still remained as simply a plain comfy shoe that can be worn with anything. The toe shapes out these days bemuse me. I didn't want them too rounded, definitely not pointed, nor did I want them patent, glittery, tassled or mary-jane strapped.

And so I opted for these. New Look, wide fit £19.99 with a lovely 20% student discount. Gosh I'll miss you NUS card next year.

Plain but not too plain, detailed but not too detailed (total contradiction but you know what I mean). Just a shame the damn things hurt so much!

Where have you found your perfect go-to pumps?


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled


My new pixie boots to see me through these Autumn days - Primark £15

Autumn has brought with it this week fallen leaves, scarves and boots with thick knit socks – my absolute favourite time of year. I find myself in the minority when it comes to the colder winter months as I prefer these sooo much more than the hot, sticky summer days, in which I am always met with this response: “Really??!! I hate winter!”

Well I bloody love it! Not the rain so much. Or the wind. Or the cold that has kindly been given to me this week. But crunchy leaves at your feet, chilly cheeks defrosting once in the warm, hot chocolates, watching the cold world go by when you’re indoors, snug as a bug in your pj’s and general a/w clothes blow the negatives out of the water big time.

On our way to the cinema last week (to see Footloose – fab film, go see it) we stepped outside and the chilly wind that caused us to all wear our winter coats for the first time this year made me squeee with glee as I just love that seasonal change. Also it’s a sure sign that my birthday is close and then Christmas! But don’t worry I’m not about to hark on about festivities yet, we are after all still in October – marginally.

Anyhoo, with it being 19 days and counting until my birthday, it means a snazzy new camera (which I’ve already got actually but feel I shouldn’t use until the 15th) is just around the corner...which means better pictures for you and more outfit photos! I’ve been bought a Panasonic Lumix FS14 – which tbh means diddly squat to me so do any of you know if this is a high quality image taker thingy majiggy?


In light of the colder weather (and with Guy Fawke’s approaching) I made myself some rather delish stuffed potato skins recently – onion, bacon and cheese for those of you who would like to know – and they were a-maa-zing! Very proud cook present.


I’ve also been sporting the Barry M Mushroom polish which seems to go fabulously with most of my outfits and is a very Autumnal in colour – perfect!

Are you too a winter lover sold at the mere mention of jim-jams, hot drinks and heated blankets?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Colour consultation by Nicola Davis



The starred shades are the ones best suited to me


Good colour...


...bad colour...

Today I did something I’ve never done before. Yes one, used the buses here in Southampton (A+ super friendly drivers and on time!) and two, had a colour consultation. For those of you that haven’t heard of it before, a colour consultation is where a consultant analyses which colours suit you best and enhance your looks by determining your ‘dominant’ (whether you are deep – brown eyes, brown hair – clear – dark hair, blue eyes etc) and using this to develop which shades you should and shouldn’t be wearing.

This wasn’t in the name of me having lost all direction of what lipstick to wear but as part of an interview I conducted for an article. So after a flurry of emails I journeyed on down to Upham where Nicola, a consultant trained by Colour Me Beautiful lives and works. I was taken into her gorgeous studio which is professionally presented in white, pale blues with a number of wicker baskets, where I carried out my interview.

After the formalities the fun part began! Through filling out a questionnaire and with Nicola’s expert knowledge, it was decided that I was a ‘deep’ in terms of hair and eye colour which meant make-up wise browns, deep dark reds (lipstick only) and aubergines were best suited to me. Removing my existing 7.30am-applied make-up (yes really), I was left with a clean base for the lesson/advice to begin.

Nicola applied foundation, concealer, powder, eye-primer, and a cream blush then gave me a choice as to which of the selected shades I would like to try on my eyes. Now as the novice I am when it comes to applying eye make-up – only ever opting for mascara, a brown or black pencil and a touch of eye-shadow that looks more like a powdery mess – I wanted to try something different. So I went for the aubergine pencil and a combination of a light brown and a purple eyeshadows.

We also played around with the drapes Nicola uses to conduct a full colour analysis in terms of clothing as well as cosmetics and it showed how much difference wearing the wrong colour can make – I seriously can not pull off pale pink, pale blue, or mint green - practically any pastel shade for that matter!

So as well as gaining my interview, experiencing the service first-hand and spending the morning with a lovely lady, I also discovered that...actually I’m going to save the details for my article, sorry! But if you are intrigued why not pop along and have a consultation yourself. Nicola offers everything from style consultations to personal shopping - you can find her website here. If you feel unsure, stuck in a rut or are lacking in confidence, this is your solution! There is no sales exec pressurising you to buy the products, Nicola is simply there to steer you in the right direction and give you that boost. She also offers gift vouchers which make for fabulous presents for friends and loved ones, and is soon adding bridal consultations to her extensive list too.

It was a super fun and insightful experience. I mean what girl doesn’t love to be pampered? Thank you Nicola!

Have any of you heard of colour analysis before? Are you keen to try it?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Little blue dress


What’s with the mini-heatwave October? Believe it or not I was able to wear my new capped sleeve skater dress in its full glory yesterday and not have to cover it up with a cardi or trusty barbour – the Topshop delight appreciated this muchly and deserves to be outed rather than hidden beneath my chunky knits.

I bought this dress in Milton Keynes a few weeks ago and love it! Topshop were actually doing twenty percent off for students at the time so I got it for £30.40 instead of £38 = happy, happy me!! I teamed it with this belt (the dress came with a slightly darker braided plait one), beige block tights and my tan wedges. The perfect Autumn outfit.

The whole weekend is supposed to be lovely here in the South but I will be basking in the sunshine through windows and on my lonesome as my four-day weekend is to be spent on my todd doing work work work. How thrilling!


My bestest bud created these curls for me with the Babyliss 2285U Curling Wand - it's totes amaze :)

Apart from those moments when I crave a procrastinating chat and find only text books to talk to (haven’t quite reached that point yet – the treats in the fridge seem to be suppressing it) I do rather enjoy my own company every now and then. Tonight for instance I have a phone date with my mum, yummy stuffed potatoes for dinner and a dose of DCI Banks to watch. The usual Saturday night X Factor viewing won’t be the same without the girls. Although I will be able to watch my bloody fantastic choice in films without subjecting my friends to them: High School Musical, Clueless and Raise Your Voice are all on my fancy-watching-list. Yep the only venture I’ll be making to the outside world is to the laundry room this weekend.


However next weekend it’s my turn to go home (hence the heavy work cramming now) and I’m super excited! Just to have a break from working will be nothing short of heaven – you know this whole uni shiz means you literally never get a break! Sometimes I think nine-to-fiver’s have it easy as a two-day break each week is unheard of come third year...

Do you have any plans for the sunny weather?

Think of me this weekend knee-deep in Roland Barthe’s theories, feature ideas (or lack of) and interview prep.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

For towie fans only

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Just a super quick post today to show you the pics from a fashion event held in Southampton's West Quay shopping centre last weekend. It was launched by Sam Faiers from The Only Way is Essex so naturally me and my best bud went over to see her!

She opened the event at 11.30am, had an interview on the catwalk and then stayed to watch the show. We left before she did in the end as we felt a) slightly stalkerish and b) a bit silly as most of the audience was little girls! Oh well we love a bit of Essex and didn't want to pass up the opportunity. We were so close (although you wouldn't know from my photo quality).

Sorry to those that aren't a fan - hence me keeping it brief - although I think secretly everyone likes to indulge in a bit of 'towie'! You know I'm ri-ight :)

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A string of hearts


I have a fair few products to review for you but today I wasn’t in the beauty post kinda mood. I’m actually in a ‘third-year’s-too-hard-I have-no-fab-ideas-and-I’d-like-to-go-home-to-bed-now-please’ sort of mood (and by home I mean Hertfordshire). Woke up with the blues today – probably helped by the sea of hideous blue carpet that swarms through my flat – and just wished that I could run away from all education-linked responsibility. You know, just have a bed day, watch Sleeping Beauty with treats and not feel guilty?

Anyways after a terrible day of phone-restoring (completely back to basics *sob*), a cut foot and a hefty two hour seminar on Barthes theories I want nothing more than to soak in a bubble bath and curl up in my ridiculously comfy bed. In ten days time that is. Yep my shower and hard mattress accompanied by street noise is as close as I’ll get to that for a while.

So the point of this post (aside from my rant, sorry!) is to cheer myself up so I paid a little visit to an old blogger friend of mine – weheartit - with the intention of finding beautiful images. Well what was staring at me on the homepage? A picture of the word ‘Happiness’. I think someone was trying to tell me something. Or not.

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A triple pack of Maryland cookies and a date with...hmmm what's on on a Tuesday?? (FILL IN BLANK HERE)... is calling.

Ooh and the picture above?? This is the first wall decoration I have put up in my bedroom at home. I bought it in a small boutique in my old home-town (*glory*) for £5 which I thought was a bargain. I was contemplating painting it brown but I love the home-made/painted white effect combined with the brown string. Each heart also has a little peg on the back to clip photos on. Sweet huh?

Do you have any words of wisdom or funny stories to make me smile?


End note: Slight exaggeration may have been used in this post but was not harmed. And I’m not as a prolific whinger as this post may suggest. Honest...

Sunday, 9 October 2011



Apologies for being slack with the Sunday catch-up posts. You didn’t miss much as the last couple have been spent packing, unpacking, travelling and reading. So nothing of great interest to note. Gosh that puts me under pressure to impress with this one I guess...

This week consisted of a mammoth food shop with an unexpected price, a stolen trolley, a hellofalottareading, uni bud reunions, the start of third year, a new crush, a complete dim-wit moment, and a few new pretty purchases.


(The is the colour I was wearing last week. Topshop's appropriately named 'Moving House' polish)

I am now officially back in the newly painted walls of my flat in Southampton. Same views, same desk, same slow lift. But we have lovely new chocolate brown leather sofas (!) aaand I have a zillion-bagillion essays to write, books to read, features to plan blah blah blah. My problem? Inspiration has fluttered off to another realm leaving me drowning in a sea full of panick :(

On the plus side I have only two (yes TWO) full days of uni consequently leaving me with a four day weekend and an obviously well-needed break midweek. With assignments coming out of my ears though, I can assure you these will be used wisely.

After parting with copious amounts of moola the last few days (start of the semester is always the most expensive time!) I find myself in the company of a new pair of shoes – matte black wedges to dress up a winter outfit and complement my knitwear obsession – twenty-five dinners to keep me going until November (Asda did me proud on the offers front (£70 between two!!)) and two Topshop tops that give my plain top collection a bit of oomfph.


(H&M £19.99 with 20% student discount - purchased at the student lock-in shopping event...ooh I also was a meter away from TOWIE's Sam Faiers this week!)

I did also buy an academic calendar for the year to write all my uni-goings-on in for 50p. Bargain huh? Well, as well as the '10-11' clearly written on the front, I soon realised when trying to locate the 7th October on a Friday and finding that the diary is telling me it’s a Thursday, that in fact my bargain ended in July. Fabulous! You can imagine what a wolly I must have looked buying an out of date diary. Yep that’s me! (You can tell my brain hasn’t quite sunk into the uni frame of mind yet).

Here’s to hoping this week is more successful on the intelligence side of things Rebecca! How have your back-to-uni weeks been?

Ps, New crush: Ryan Gosling. B e a utiful. Crazy Stupid Love’s Jacob is my ideal man and I woke up the next day sad that it was a in fact a film and he does not exist (to my knowledge anyways).