Seventeen On The Spot Foundation in 'Fair' £6.99 in Boots
I've been a bit behind on the blogosphere lately so I'm not sure if spot-zapping foundations are a thing, or just an interesting idea by Seventeen. I was intrigued when I spotted (pun not intended) this product on a recent Boots trawl - the usual going in for some nail polish remover and walking out with £40 worth of makeup and beauty stuff - and nabbed it in the 'fair' shade to try though I thought I'd actually picked up Porcelain, which I'd go for next time. Upon getting it home I was really surprised to remove the cap and find that it was an odd squeezy tube/pump action lid combo, not what I was expecting at all but it works well and is probably a lot more sanitary. So far if only been wearing it very lightly for a few days and I'm not quite sure if my skin is improving but I imagine that if you're a regular foundation wearer it doesn't cause spots in the same way at least. I'm going to keep trying this and if there are any particularly miraculous findings I'll be sure to report back on them.
Seventeen On The Spot Foundation in 'Fair' £6.99 in Boots
Do you ever wait so long for something that there's no way it will ever be as good as the picture you have in your head? I do it a lot, and when I (finally!) received my Hello Kitty Zatchels bag after just over a month of waiting, I got that feeling. I do like the bag - I love HK, I love pink and I really like satchels - but for me the bag just wasn't as amazing as I wanted it to be. I'm not massively keen on the feel of the leather (it doesn't feel expensive for a bag worth £150!) and when you have a really close look at the print it's not as crisp as I would have liked. Luckily my mum absolutely loved the bag so she gave me the money for it and it was passed on to her, so it will have a lot of use! Still a pretty purchase, but just not for me I suppose.
Notice I've taken the 'weekly' off of there now? I wasn't sure it deserved the title any more, haha. This weekend is my first off from full-time work - a lot of firsts at the moment! I've spent this time working on commissions, supermarket shopping and slobbing about a little in comfy hoodies and my favourite baggy denim 3/4 shorts things as well as my rocket dog t-bar shoes which it turns out are the best things for driving in. Bad fashion blogger behaviour right there! I know that I get into the habit of wearing baggy jeans and tees when I'm a bit burnt out but if I'm honest it just leaves me feeling kind of crappy in itself - feeling like you look nice is quite important sometimes, in my opinion! So for this wishlist I've sourced some bits and pieces that are a) cute but b) still pretty effortless to wear and overall a bit summery!
dress and cardigan new look / top dorothy perkins / jeggings topshop / trainers rocket dog
Wow, this week has been busy! I started off by beginning my new full-time job (which I love, more on later!) and ended the week bringing home my brand new (to me) car. I love Smart Cars so we took a trip to the garage in Bristol last week and this car caught my eye! He is a Limited Edition Smart ForTwo Highstyle, and just over 200 of them were made in the UK which appeals to my nerdy, collector-y geek side. If you've ever played Portal 2/been on the internet(!) you'll know who Wheatley is, and if you don't watch this little video for a catch up. It's so nice to finally have my own car and be able to go off and do things when I want to without having to wait for a lift/train/bus, not to mention it's so much easier to get to work. What car do you own, if any? Do you name your cars?
When walking down to Cabot Circus from BCE I decided to take the scenic route! 'See No Evil' Gallery is based in Nelson Street in Bristol and is a street that's adorned with some absolutely amazing graffiti street art and every time I see it I'm just as impressed as the last, if not more! Can you imagine the time and skill it takes to paint these huge murals? One day I'm going to go back with my proper camera and take some good photos, but in the meantime here's some slightly crappy phone photos that don't quite do the pieces justice, but they still look awesome. You can read more about the gallery on their website here, and I really recommend going to see it in person if you can so you can fully appreciate all the detail!
You may not know this, but tomorrow I'm starting my first proper grown-up job! I'm both super excited and terrified at the same time. I can't say I've enjoyed Uni 100% (other than my lovely friends I gained through my course) but I'm not quite sure if I feel ready for being all adult-like. The office I will be working in is kind of smart-casual, so in light of that here are some work appropriate (but still super cute) shoes that caught my eye;
Hey guys! Yesterday I took the hike up to Bristol to attend BCE, the Bristol Comics Expo! I had a really good time, and bought lots of adorable bits and pieces :) It was my first real con and a little bit overwhelming if I'm honest - a fairly small room with lots of people in it, though I did enjoy the cosplays dotted about! Because of multiple factors (too busy, only had my phone camera etc.) I ended up not taking many photos inside the con and the ones I did take aren't brilliant quality, but I've also got some photos of my haul for the day to pop up here. I'm on a bit of a Batman universe kick, can you tell from my two prints? ;) I ended the day with a cinnamon and sugar warm pretzel from the Ditsch stall in Broadmead, super yummy!
When I received this candle from Airwick's 'Colour Ambience' scented candles range I wasn't hugely keen on the idea of the fragrances that were being used - Vanilla and Caramel sounds like a great combination for ice cream but filling a whole room with that scent sounded a teensy bit sickly. However, after lighting it (well, my mum lighting it as I'm the first to admit I'm terrible with matches and would possibly set the house on fire) I sat back and let the smell wash over me. In reality, though the scent the candle gives off is a little bit sweet it's also warm and calming and our living room now smells yummy!
Airwick is normally a brand I'd associate with air freshener or those smelly things you put in cars but actually I'm really impressed by this product (which I was sent to review but as always, I'm completely honest!) and I love anything that's colourful really so the use of the heat-triggered(?) colour change base I find a great addition to the candle, and combined with the scent is really quite relaxing; I can find myself just staring blankly into the shifting colours for a while! These candles retail at £6.99 so whilst they are not very cheap they don't break the bank and are also pretty. So, in my opinion; a good treat buy every now and then or great if you're looking to do a birthday or christmas hamper but probably not a usual food shop purchase.
I recently commissioned a Scott Pilgrim-inspired cross stitch from my lovely friend Jess, she's just started up her own little company and it's well worth having a look at; her prices are very reasonable and I'm beyond happy with my Ramona - isn't she the cutest? The game version of her, being all pixel art, really lends itself to cross-stitch and I'm actually going to commission a game-version Kim Pine to go alongside her too, maybe even a Knives Chau at some point? Gotta love the Scott Pilgrim Girlies. Beyond happy.
Cross Stitch Ramona from Jessaweyo Cross-Stitch