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New Year's Resolutions for 2013

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Like most people I'm normally really bad at making resolutions and actually sticking to them. I always promise to lose weight and eat more healthily and then I realise I still have left over chocolate from christmas. This year I'm going to try and make some realistic resolutions that I can stick to. 1. Improve the quality of my blog posts (particularly outfit posts) . Most of my outfits posts have not been the best because I always change the location of where I take pictures and they often have my messy room in the background. I was going to make a post of all of my 2012 outfits but the pictures just look terrible! 2013 is going to be a kind of fresh start. I will find 1 location for all of my outfit posts and stick to it! I might buy a light too so my pictures don't have a horrible orange tinge and I don't have anywhere to take pictures near a window that looks good - no plain walls etc. 2. I will stop buying things  just for the sake of it.   When I go to cheap

The best bits of 2012

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visiting my sister at uni // London // Natural history museum in London // going to the local museum // prom // 1940's weekend // seriously long walks with my sister // sunny days // first time winning a giveaway // chester again // Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival // walks with momma // early present wrapping // won another giveaway // christmas decorations // CHRISTMAAAAS This week rather than doing a week in photos post I have decided to do a kind of year-in-photos thing where I show you all the best bits of the year. Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Tartan & Velvet

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Dress - Ark, Cardigan - Primark (my sister's), tights - tesco, glittery socks - topshop, shoes - doc martens wondering my pictures are better than normal? I got a tripod finally. However I stupidly deleted the best photo by accident. Anyway onto the outfit, the dress is so amazing and the skirt like flows nicely. This is probably what I'm going to wear for new years eve and will probably be my favourite outfit for a long time. I apologise for the cyberman on the calender behind me on the first picture. In January it will change to various pictures of the characters of the hobbit.  Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Christmas Purchases

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velvet and tartan dress - Ark £15 Vaseline Hand Cream - Superdrug bought with gift voucher (£1-something) Deep cleansing mud mask- superdrug bought with gift voucher (£2-ish) primer- superdrug bought with voucher (£3.50-ish) cut out cuff - Urban Outfitters £7 reduced from £14 Glittery socks- topshop £3.50 nail tattoos - topshop £3 in the sale  Today I went shopping with my sister (follow her on twitter)  to spend some of our christmas money. I didn't find anything special apart from the dress which is so nice. I tried on some creepers because they were on sale at £55 and they were really big at the back *sobs*. I plan on using left over money to buy a tripod. Hope you've all had a lovely christmas. Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

IT'S CHRISTMAAS! (kind of)

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(apologies for the rubbishy webcam picture) I have been super busy today making sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and cheesecake ready for tomorrow. I probably wont post tomorrow as I will be at my Nan's for most of the day and she doesn't have the internet and it would also be very anti-social of me. Anyway I would like to wish you all a very merry christmas and I hope you get lots of nice presents/eat lots of yummy food!!  Now playing: Frank Sinatra Christmas album! Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Week in photos #14

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Christmas candle // pretty lights // Nancy hiding when I was changing my bed // the amazing decorations in my form room // purchases: this is not a book and the lumineers CD // dressed as a hobbit // fotd // ootd // flapjack (These pictures are actually from the past 2 weeks) I've had what seems to be a fairly busy week this week, I've just wanted it to end so that I could finish sixth form and for christmas to arrive. Only 2 more sleeps! hurray!  Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Beauty Buys

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I went a bit mad in Superdrug today buying all the stuff I have 'ummed and ahhed' over for the past few month. NYC cheek glow in 656 sutton place peach - £2.99 (I think)  I was literally covered in bronzer once I'd finished because I kept testing them on the back on my hands. I eventually found this one which is just right. It's a nice colour, unlike one of the MUA ones that I tried, and it's not too dark (I'm very pale). Blusher brush - superdrug - £2.99 (I think)  I bought this for the NYC bronzer. I know it's a blusher brush but it was more angled than the bronzing brush. However I have just noticed that the bronzer comes with a brush. Silly me.   Famous brow addict- £2.99 reduced from £7.99 I've been looking for a brow kit for a while but I hate spending loads of money on make up just in case it's rubbish. I found this and it was reduced from £7.99 to £2.99 so I was incredibly happy. However as a result of this there were

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Last night I went to see the Hobbit and it was absolutely amazing. They only changed little bits but generally they stuck to the book quite well.  For those of you who don't know, it's about Bilbo who gets chosen by Gandalf to be a burglar for 13 Dwarves who are going to reclaim stolen land and gold from Smaug the dragon. On this section of their journey they encounter trolls, orcs, goblins and Gollum. I'm not going to go into immense detail of what happens because that will ruin it for you. What I will say is for all you girls to watch out for Fili and Kili, the two younger dwarves, who are strangely good looking as is Thorin, played by Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisbourne in the Robin Hood TV series ans played harry in the vicar of dibley). As sad it may seem the best bit about the film was the frequent use of the song 'Concerning Hobbits' which was also used in The Fellowship of the Ring. They played it about 5 times, some of which are the song slow

Tis the season of ugly jumpers

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When I went charity shopping yesterday I realised that I hadn't bought a big chunky jumper in such a long time so I bought this from Barnado's for £3.99. It's kind of has an ugly-knitting-machine-just-exploded kind of look to it but it's so pretty and fits perfectly. There isn't a label inside it so I don't know where it's originally from, perhaps it's hand knitted- who knows? Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Christmas TV - Slow Club

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Dress- H&M (my mom's), hat- H&M Today I just went for a simple outfit because I wasn't doing anything special, just a spot of charity shopping. Hope you're all having a lovely week!! x Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

TV/Film Favourites #1: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Recently I have thought that my blog has kind of lost the 'me' element because it only shows the clothes I like and wear rather than other aspects of my personality. In order to change this I thought I would add this new feature to my blog to show you stuff other than clothes, jewellery etc. that I like. Over the past few years Buffy The Vampire Slayer has become one of my favourite TV programmes ever because I like stuff that's a bit mystical and nothing is better than vampires (especially hot ones) These are all my Buffy favourites:  Favourite season: 4 because it's the funniest out of all the 7 seasons and you see a lot of Spike, played by James Marsters.   Spike Favourite Character: This is the hardest one to do because I love them all in their own little ways except for Buffy because she's so annoying. The best looking character is Spike (obviously) but my favourite character based on stuff other than looks is Willow, played by Alyson Hanni

Week in photos #13

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Trying to finish the Hobbit before I see it at the cinema // Christmas tree in my room // playing in the snow // New shoes!! (see in video here)  // Hot chocolate // OOTD for sixth form I've got a busy week or two ahead of me but I shall try and post some stuff! I will be blogging more regularly after next week when I break up from sixth form.  xx Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

Collective haul video

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Just a video of thing that I have bought here and there over the past few weeks. Enjoy! x Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

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I have finally put up my tree! Unfortunately we don't get real trees anymore because they are such a hassle so I miss the amazing smell. I put all of the baubles on our tree this year which, for some reason, I have never done before. We have really cute decorations, especially the bauble in the last picture. I put a tree up in my bedroom too but my cat keeps knocking it over. Favourite song the moment - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power of Love Tumblr | Twitter | Questions | Facebook