Teddy Jumper

28 February 2016

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At the beginning when I started college I used to make such an effort with my appearance. Maybe because it was warmer so it was easier to look nice or maybe because now I'm just too comfortable there but on Friday (and Wednesday but I don't have pictures of my Wednesday look) I decided to look nice again. I've been waiting to wear this outfit since Christmas, but only finally did. I got the jumper from Ragged Priest and although things from there may be expensive (I got this in the Black Friday sales though, wow so frugal of me) I definitely think they're worth it. I really want some of their jeans or maybe a crop top from there, but will have to wait a little bit before I allow myself to!

Although this outfit does look cute (in my opinion anyway) it completely got rid of my figure. I don't really have much of a waist anyway, but tucking the jumper in got rid of it completely and from the side I looked really bulky, but it still looked cute. Because the majority of people wear fairly dark/monochrome clothes nowadays I did get a lot of jokes about the colour being bright, and making up for my fading hair with the brightness of the jumper but oh well! I should have worn my hair up though because a lot of the time my hair fell forward, revealing the bears which was annoying as I feel like they are the star of the show.

Hope you've all had a good week! I feel like this week has gone so slow, I hate when you come back after a holiday and it feels like you've had no time off!

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream | Review

17 February 2016

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Hey guys, around last year I bought the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream and I didn't really like it. It felt sticky on my skin and kind of smelt weird (in my opinion) and didn't look good on either. A few weeks after I bought that I heard about the Body Shop All In One BB cream and ever since then I'd been meaning to buy it. Low and behold, almost a year later I have it! It's a bit pricier than the Maybelline BB cream as it costs £12 but oh boy is it worth it. They had a 'buy one get second product half price' deal going on and my Mum offered to buy two but I said no because I wasn't sure if I would love it enough but oh man it's great. Thinking about it now, I'm pretty sure the Body Shop make-up is near the top of my favourite lists, because I love their blushers and bronzers too.

Anyway, this BB cream only comes in five  shades but I was lucky enough to find a shade that fit my skin tone extremely well. It comes out white then as you rub it in it changes colour to your skin tone. According to the website 'Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside' which is a pretty fun description. It also says it 'adapts to your skin tone' which I'm no 100% sure it does but it definitely really matches my skin tone. It's really light on my face and makes me feel like I'm wearing nothing and leaves a really natural finish. It makes my skin look healthy and natural which is the look I'm going for and provides a light-medium coverage although I only usually apply a little bit (partly because I'm scared it will run out and partly because I don't want that much coverage). My skin isn't too bad recently (touch wood) but I like to wear this just to kind of even out my skin tone and just because I personally believe it makes my skin look wonderful. It's also really quick and easy to apply, so is perfect for school. It lasts quite a while too, especially paired with the classic Rimmel powder which is needed because sometimes it can leave my face looking fairly..damp? Not damp actually that's a gross description. I just feel the need to use powder because lately I've discovered it may leave my face a little too dewwy. I never usually pay much attention that much to how long my makeup lasts but I guess that's a good thing because I never look in the mirror half way through the day and feel horrified at the state of my skin. 
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I don't have much to compare this BB cream to, but I honestly think it must be one of the best BB creams out there because I don't know how it could get better. It does everything it claims (well I'm not sure about adapting to your skin colour but it does seem to match mine awfully well so maybe) and also because it's the Body Shop, it's trustworthy, you know that it's been made with the highest of ethics which makes me happy. So yeah, if you need a BB cream I definitely recommend you check this one out!

Grandad Jumpers

14 February 2016

Hello! It's finally half term (hurrah!) but boy there is so much I want to get done and so far have done none of it. I always find it hard to be motivated though when I have a messy room, so I guess that's the first thing I'll sort out. I don't understand how people can function in a messy room. My friend Hollie who I've mentioned a few times is coming to see me tomorrow too and I need to make a mental plan of what activities to do with her whilst she's here, I really want to go to one of those amazingly healthy raw food places that I always see on instagram but they are all such a trek to get to. 

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I don't remember when I took these pictures, I was actually going to post a different outfit but my room was so messy in those pictures I couldn't handle it. I love the jumper I'm wearing, it's so large and comfy and funky. I got it from Brick Lane and oh boy there were so many to choose from I was so overwhelmed. It looks really warm though, but it's not at all really, the one fault I have with it.

On Thursday I went to see Bloc Party, Drenge and Rat Boy and O2 Brixton and oh my god I love Rat Boy so much. Me and my friends actually left before Bloc Party because none of us really listened to them, even though they were the main band of the night. Whoops. In O2 Brixton there is sloped flooring by the stage for people with standing tickets and then another floor up with sloped seats and we had seated tickets, which although was kind of annoying because we were surrounded by older people and couldn't properly jam out to Rat Boy but we managed to jam a little. The crowd for him was crazy though, we could see everything that was going on and oh my god it just looked insane. Then when Drenge came on everyone was moving so in sync, all heads were moving at the same time, it was pretty impressive. Afterwards we went to KFC and let me tell you, KFC chips are disgusting. 0/10 would recommend.

Also, happy valentines day! Hope you all have a good week.

Retro Jumpers And Language Facts

6 February 2016

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Do you ever have those days where the blog post just isn't working? Because that is me right now. I just read a bunch of blogs to motivate myself as well but now I just feel lost and envious of everyone's amazing photography and nice layouts. This whole week I've been wearing black jeans and a jumper and I need to stop and spice up my outfits more. I have other nice clothes but just never bother to wear them but after half term I plan to wear nicer clothes. Why wait till after half term you may wonder, well the main reason is I need to wax my legs so I can wear rolled up trousers without feeling like a gorilla and in half term I'll have time to pamper myself.  

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I kind of splashed out on Friday though and wore my new denim skirt. It looks like my old one except this one was much cheaper and has buttons rather than poppers. The poppers were just becoming ridiculous as they popped undone at the slightest of movements and I couldn't handle that sort of insult any more! My new one is so much better though, I can actually tuck things in and bend down without all the poppers coming undone. Crazy, I know. I am living the high life. I just liked this outfit because it was so cute and simple. I do love a retro jumper I do. 

Interesting thing I learnt at college this week (sorry this post is so scrambled) but if someone asks you to do something, you're more likely to do said thing if you say 'I'll' rather than 'I will'. For example if someone asks you to record something for them and you don't really want to do it you'll probably reply 'I will' but if you know you will genuinely do it you'll say 'I'll do it' or something like that. My teacher reckons because you place more emphasis on the 'I will' to imply to the other person that you will do said task even though you may/probably won't but with 'I'll' chances are you will do the task and know at the time of response you genuinely will. I don't know if I phrased that right but I just thought that was interesting. Of course it doesn't apply all the time but yeah sometimes.


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