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This Month in History - May

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Source  Seeing as I'm a big of a history nerd, I've decided to try and incorporate it into my blog a bit more but in a non-boring way. At the end of each month there will now be a post to round up anniversaries of events from throughout that month. It's a good and easy way to make you think about the past. This month we have the Loch Ness monster,  Shrek, blue jeans and the Sex Pistols.  2nd - Loch Ness monster sighted 1933 5th - First American in space 1961 - YOU GO ALAN B SHEPARD but Yuri Gagarin did it first a month earlier. 7th - Sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 in the German blockade of British trade, killing thousands of civilians 8th - Victory in Europe (VE) day, celebrating 70 years since the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany 17th - Brown v Board of education 1954 (Brown v Topeka) was a crucial moment in the African American Civil Rights movement, declaring that segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment. 

Yellow Floral Skirt

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Topshop Jumper // H&M Skirt // Doc Martens Shoes If you're going to wear colour you might as well go full whack and wear yellow, right? I got this skirt not long ago from H&M and it's super cute and summery and super cheap. I just paired it with my Topshop jumper which I wear with almost everything. I feel this is going to be one of my go to summer outfits, as it's so light and an easy way to avoid the all black outfits.  What are your favourite summer outfits? Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Why I love My Uni Room & Home Wishlist

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I wrote a post back in September when I first moved into my student accommodation and 8 months on it only seems right to share with you all the reasons why I loved it.  Having no living room means that I spend all my time in my bedroom. This is where I sleep, study (ha) , watch TV and eat so it has to be pretty darn cosy for me to not go insane.  That also means this room is pretty special. It's where I've spent most of my first year of uni. It's where I was sat when I found out all of my coursework grades, where I sat to write all of those horrific essays and, of course, where I sat to watch every episode of the IT Crowd in avoidance of all the work I had to do. Being a messy person, my bed is rarely ever made but that made it so much easier to come home from uni and just crawl back in.  As for the actual decor of my room, it's a bit of a mish mash between simple, minimalist styles with bits of random stuff that I like (I'm lookin

Summer Ball/Prom Make Up On a Budget

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Ah, it's that time of year again where students across the country get all glammed up to celebrate the end of their academic year. This might be your year 11 prom, year 13 leavers' do or, as it is for me, the annual university summer ball which sounds way to classy for me to be attending. Seeing as these events seem to crop up every year, it can get a bit pricey to go all out every time or even at all if you're on a tight budget. I've always refused to spend a lot on these events because I don't have the budget to and quite frankly, I don't want to spend loads of money just for one day, I'd much rather do my hair and make up myself so I thought I'd show you what I used to create my look for the summer ball using just your average drug store make up.  Firstly I used the Seventeen Flawless Primer  (£5.99) to ensure a smooth and even base. On top of this I applied the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (Light Porcelain £5.99) which, to say it's

Summer Stylin'

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source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Since being at uni it has become way too easy for me just to shove anything on in the morning so I can get an extra ten minutes sleep but because of this, I feel like I'm stuck in a bit of a style rut. What better way to get out of the rut than an inspiration post? I'm currently feeling minimal styles and a little bit of seventies - two things I never would have thought I'd like.  What summer trends are you loving? Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Camel & Grey

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Jumper - Primark ( similar ) // Circle Skirt - American Apparel // Shoes - Pull & Bear As always I'm a million years late in jumping on the band wagon but hey, I got an AA circle skirt and it's corduroy AND  camel coloured. I really like the way camel and grey go together. They may not be very summery colours but they definitely give a nod to the colours of the seventies trend that's knocking about this summer, which is good for me because I don't think I'm the sort of blogger to whack on a pair of flairs. As for these shoes - oh these beautiful shoes - I managed to find these in the pull and bear sale. They remind me of clumpy doc martens and, let me tell you, they hurt your feet twice as much, which I didn't think was possible. With a lot of painful wearing in they will be my favourite shoes.   Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Summer Scents

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Now that sun is finally shining it felt right to adopt a new summer scent, something a bit lighter and fresher than the warming winter smells I tend to stick to. I will, as always, be continuing to wear my Marc Jacobs 'Dot' as that's one of my favourites all year round but here are two that I have pruchased especially for those super summery days.    Flora Exotica Eau de toilette - Primark £2 I've never really considered Primark as a place where I'd buy perfume but I was sucked in by the seriously summery packaging. I had a sniff and was immediately hooked. It quite fruity as it contains mangosteen fruit but at the same time it's very florally because of the crushed jasmine. It's a very exotic sort of smell so perfect for those hot summer days and it's rollerball applicator makes it easy to keep reapplying throughout the day. Coconut Body Mist - The Body Shop £7.50 For me, coconut is the ultimate summer smell because it always remind

Drugstore Haul: Haircare, Skincare & Make Up

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Maybelline Master Graphic Felt Tip Eyeliner // MUA - Undress Your Skin Highlighter // Collection No More Clumps Mascara // L'Oreal Infallible 24hr matte foundation // Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Hair Mask // Dove Pure Care Dry Hair Oil // Coconut Oil // Nivea Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water // Botanics Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15 On a recent shopping trip I needed to 'pop' into Boots and Superdrug to get a few bits and pieces and came out with stuff I probably don't need. What can I say? I'm a sucker for offers.  Make Up:  Firstly, I was in desperate need of new eyeliner, foundation and mascara as I was running out of my current ones. The Maybelline eyeliner was an instant re-purchase as I was really pleased with it the last time I used it as it's angled tip makes it so much easier to do winged eyeliner. To say I've been practising for about 5 years, I am still no good. I then felt the need to purchase the Collection Fa