Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Handful of Things

Hello everyone!

I have been in and around the city many times in the last couple of weeks and have therefore got a wonderful amount of shopping done. Most has been for university - dorm room items and such - but I have managed to squeeze in a little bit of more personal shopping as well. Here are some things I have purchased!

From American Eagle, on sale for $20
Mighty Wallet for $18
Tear and water resistant, 100% eco-friendly
And the inside - Postcard themed
Body Butter from the Body Shop, 3 for $12
Hazelnut, Grapefruit, and Satsuma
Brown leather waist belt, $28
Burberry Body Tender perfume
Back-to-school shopping for essentials ain't so much fun, but I do enjoy stocking up on things I don't really need so much as want. I have been getting a ton of awesome and adorable dorm room necessities, though, which I will soon share!

Have a lovely weekend!

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Sunday, 18 August 2013


Hello everyone!

Today I went on a university shopping trip with my mum, which was EXTREMELY successful. I managed to find shoes, a couple shirts, a skirt, and bedding for my dorm room. I'll most probably do a dorm room haul at some point in the future. There is SO much I still need to get, but I am very excited to move in to my room.

Today's outfit
Here's what I wore today. I felt pretty proud of this outfit; I've recently begun experimenting with different textures, and really like some of the looks I've come up with, this being one of them, a Dex dress with an Old Navy button-up shirt over top. I slipped on favourite pumps and I was good to go.

Botanic Body Butter
I also cracked open this Pomegranate Botanic Body Butter that's been lying around in my room for ages... I just finished a wonderful lemon-scented one from the body shop and was glad I didn't have to go far to find another. I absolutely love body butter, I don't know what it is, but it's definitely one of my favourite things to have! This particular one has a lovely fresh scent and a creamy, velvety texture. Love it.

I hope you all are having lovely weekends! Feel free to post any thoughts or questions below.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Updo of the Day

Hello everyone!

So the hairstyle I'm going to share with you today is super easy and would most probably work on a variety of hair types, though I myself have wildly curly hair. It's really just a good way to get your hair out of your face, though in a slightly different way than the usual pinning the front bits back. So here you go!

Start with your hair all wild and free (I used second-day hair... please excuse the frizz and general unruly look it has) . This curly updo is a really great way to get that top-layer frizz tamed while still enjoying your hair free from a ponytail or bun.

Starting at your part, twist front sections of your hair back on either side and gather at the middle of the back of your head.

Take the two chunks of hair you just gathered and secure to your head with bobby pins. Then, twist the hair into a bun, pinning as you go.

And there you go! Very simple and easy half-up bun. Feel free to let me know below if you tried it and how it worked for you!

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July Favourites

A bit late, I know! I've been so busy! But here it is: July favourites.

Favourite Shoe Purchase:
American Eagle Javelin Oxford
I bought these beauties a little while ago, and I am in love. They are super comfortable, cute, and go with just about anything! They were $50, but I got them at a student discount for $45.

Favourite Clothing Purchase:
American Eagle Classic Rinse Skinny Jeans
I've been looking for a new pair of simple, classic skinny jeans for a while, and when I heard American Eagle was having a jeans sale, I jumped at the opportunity. I absolutely love American Eagle jeans - I think every pair I own is from that store! This pair is no exception; they fit exceptionally well, are comfortably stretchy, were only $30.

Favourite Music:
The Paper Kites Woodland EP
I bought this EP by The Paper Kites, and I am so glad I did. Their songs are soothing, clever, and just feel-good in general. If you're a fan of indie-acoustic, I would definitely recommend them. I bought the EP for $4.99 on iTunes.

Favourite Cosmetic:
Burberry Body Perfume
Does perfume count as a cosmetic? I'm going to say it does, because I am so excited about this perfume. I got a small sample of it and absolutely adore the scent - it's light, fresh, and makes me feel like running through a field of daisies. I am trying currently to get my hands on a full bottle.