Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Uni Checklist

As any person is aware, exam results are soon due to be released to the nervous and apprehensive teens who sat the exams. I am, unfourtunately, one of said teens. My dreams of going into my geography exam without any stationary and failing my maths exam have returned once more, probably due to my sub conscious worrying.

Although the results are due, this also means I'll (hopefully) be heading to university at the start of next month to start a whole new era in my life, which is so exciting for me. Even though my brother has already been through all the elements of starting university, there are many things that will be different for me. He went to uni in England, which has a slightly different system, and he lived with our dad for his first year, both things which I will not be doing for my first year. But what two people ever have the same college experience?

I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of checklist clothing items (a bit like a wishlist?) that I'll be needing to either get or bring with me to university.

Staple Shoes
Shoes are probably one of the most important things to have. Every year since about third year, I wore black Vans to school, which makes me want to get a more casual pair for going to uni! I also think it would be good to have a more formal pair of shoes, and I absolutely love the grey brogues from Penneys/Primark.

It's also obviously very important to have a staple pair of jeans to just throw on for lazier dressed days. I absolutely adore my pair of lightwash mom jeans from Topshop, so I'd love to have this black pair too!
Skirts are also a great thing to be able to choose from too, and I'm really loving this khaki skirt from Missguided. It's a piece which could be worn at day casually, yet also dressed up and worn at night too.

Tops & Tees
Yet again, this is quite obvious too, but I think a staple tee such as a stripe tee are a great thing to have, as you can always fall back on them to make an outfit less boring. I also love the lettuce hem t-shirt from Missguided, as it would go great paired with anything. I added a bodysuit to the mix too, as they can be quite useful when you want to wear somehing tucked in, but can't really be bothered dealing with it becoming untucked.

Rain Jacket
Let's be realistic here: it rains a lot here in Ireland, so going out with a rain coat isn't exactly advisable. I've been searching for a pink rain coat like this one from Topshop for SO LONG. This one is also reversible, which means if you want a change to a patterned coat, you can turn it inside out for the gingham pattern!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Good luck to anyone getting results also, and congrats to anyone who already got theirs!


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

July Favourites

The month of July flew so fast for me, which I'm really thankful for, seeing as June was a bit slow! This month of August is a busy one, with results and uni prep, so I'm really hoping it'll fly equally as much!

I really can't quite remember the last time I did a favourites post - probably because my blogging consistency is completely skew wiff (unfortunately). Lately, I have found myself reaching for the same few products and I thought I would share them with you.

The first two staple products, which have been my saviours as of late, are my Nyx green photogenic concealer and my mini blending sponge from Penneys. I apply the concealer on any red spots/areas and blend it out with the sponge before applying my foundation, which makes my makeup look even better.

The next thing is a Victoria's Secret body spray in 'Moonlight Dream', which has a honeysuckle and aquatic orchard scent. I adore spraying this on, and the scent stays on for the majority of the day.

The next is a highlighter by MAC in 'Centre of Attention'. Usually, I would always use my Nars highlighter in 'Albatross', but the gold shimmer of this highlighter has really drawn me to it for use over the summer. It isn't too in your face, but it gives off such a subtle glow which I love.

I know I already reviewed this lipstick in my last post (which you can read here), but I just can't fathom how much I've been loving this lipstick! There's been many mixed reviews for this lippie, but personally I can't get enough.

For the longest time I've been lusting after the Morphe palettes. and when I saw the 35P, it jumped to the top of my beauty wishlist! Although some colours are disappointingly pigmented, I still love the purple colours, and I love the fact that it also has a good mix of neutrals. This palette definitely makes me want to try more, especially the 35O.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! 

Until next time,