that's my face

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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So that's my face. Multiple times. In actual magazines.

I thought it was about time I proudly shared my work life with you all. I write for Make & Sell Jewellery and Sew magazines, which I truly truly love. My job entails so much it's crazy, but that's how I like it. Favourite moments so far have included chatting away to the Queen's glove maker, attending numerous photo shoots, going to jewellery events in London and, of course, seeing my name and face in print. 

Marvy.

beauty buys

Sunday, 22 September 2013

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As an ex-Boots employee, there is a small part of me that weeps uncontrollably when making a purchase without a hefty discount. Hence why I only bought complete bargains yesterday. The best thing about working in a shop like Boots is getting freebies - I've had a sizeable stash of perfumes for years. Unfortunately it doesn't exist any more, so I purchased Calvin Klein Eternity Moment. It smells lovely but the main reason I got it was because it's the Eau de Parfum, it was reduced from £66 to £33, AND you currently get 500 points when you spend £20 on Calvin Klein. Boosh.

On top of that, I got two Soap & Glory body washes (buy one get one half price - get on it) along with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and a Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder, because they were blessed with the same offer.

Have you splurged on any beauty products lately?

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details of the day #23

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

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I wake up when I don't want to be woken up / I get dressed in my favourite comfy outfit, as of late, and bask in the beauty that is putting on a new pair of leggings / I eat a peanut butter and chocolate pop tart (!) and make a Nutella sandwich for work - I have a problem / work's busy busy busy but at least I'm being kept, well, busy / I natter with the lovely Amy on my lunch break / the afternoon passes by in a flash and, before I know it, I'm passing on the gym and am making courgette pasta at home / I continue with season one of House (it's a little addictive, no?), steal one of Daniel's Reese's Cups, and smile big time when he gets home as if nothing happened - he left it for me anyway. Nice.

Now I'm going to shower - clean thoughts people, clean thoughts - and snuggle up with some Scrubs before bedtime. Oh the rock 'n' roll lifestyle I lead.

every time I leave my house, well, it feels just like a shake down

Monday, 16 September 2013

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River Island polka dot crop top
Charity shop green pleat skirt
Glamorous studded black boots

I picked up this skirt in a charity shop yesterday and have been swishing around in it all day. What a beaut. And I finally have something I can comfortably wear this crop top with: marvy. 

Have you found any charity shop treasures lately?

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hair journey

Saturday, 14 September 2013

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So I've felt like mixing things up for a while now, hair-wise. I used to dye my hair rather regularly (think various shades of brown, red, dark purple, orange, ginger...) but fell in love with my blonde transformation in 2011. Two years is long enough though, don't you think?

Here's my hair journey. I dyed it a rather dark blonde (which verges on brown) and then, typically, my hair adapted over a week or so to looking quite light again. A few clicks on Amazon and I'd armed myself with Stargazer Semi-Permanent Conditioning Hair Colour Rinse in Baby Pink, hence my dip-dyed ends. It actually looks a little brighter in real life!

So I have pink hair. And I love it. Is anyone else out there getting itchy feet with regards to their hair?

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Friday, 13 September 2013

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When I was offered a darling Iconemesis iPhone case, I practically cried over the fact that I'd moved over to Samsung. D'oh. These cases are too cute for words and I would, quite frankly, like to own every darn one of them so I could change the look of my phone daily.

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home #upcycling

Sunday, 8 September 2013

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When Daniel and I went for a spot of fruit picking last month, we came across a basket saying 'Free Jam Jars - Please Take'. Who was I to say no? On our return home, I simply popped in a couple of tealights and voilĂ  - pretty, rustic, natural lighting.

On top of that, I'm repeatedly inspired by Pinterest at work but seem to do nothing about it. I decided to change that with these homemade tin lights. Instead of chucking out your baked bean tins, simply peel off their labels, fill with water and freeze overnight. The next day, grab yourself a screwdriver and bash it with another to create holes. I opted for basic heart and star motifs.

Are you a fan of different types of mood lighting? I especially am at the moment. My advice? Light some candles and listen to this...

Brownstock 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

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I went to Brownstock for the third year running last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself with the two best girls I know. I glugged wine - no, that's not olive oil - and listened to some truly great acts from Delilah to The Pigeon Detectives to Beardyman. An awesome band called Creme De Chevre were playing as we arrived on the Friday and they were so much fun that it really set the tone for the entire weekend. My favourite act - without a doubt - was Tom Odell who, quite frankly, lights up my life.

Did you have a fab weekend?