Monday, 24 September 2012

winter knits..

Seeing as though the colder, wetter months have started to make an appearance lately, it's time to start getting into all things warm and snuggly. I'm ill at the moment because i haven't been wrapping up enough because summery stuff looks better than winter clothes, but thats not quite true! i am currently looooving the knitted jumper range spread across a variety of shops; the colours, patterns, prints and material is just perfect for the cold. So today i thought it would be nice to share a few of my fave jumpers this autumn with you...

h&m knitted jumpers
newlook knitted jumpers

topshop knitted jumpers

Hope you like my selection of knitted jumpers.
Oh and before i forget, if you havent already seen.. i made a new page on my blog named 'Nail Art' where i will post pictures of any nail art i do, click here to visit the page, also if anyone wants me to attempt tutorials just comment or email me!

Demi xxxx

Monday, 17 September 2012

Back to school | Whats in my school bag?

I haven't posted in, what it feel like, such a loooong time! Anyway, i hope any of you that have started back at school are enjoying it and those of you doing anything else i hope you have had a good week!

I'm going to show you whats in my 'back to sixth form' school bag as it felt relevant for me to do so seeing as i've not long been back. I have started studying Sport, Dance and Psychology and although i've had tons of homework already, im loving it - wonder how long that will last eyy.

Okay so first things first.. my bag!
I got this in the holidays whilst out shopping with my mum, i was umming and aah'ing about buying this for a good half an hour whilst looking at things in primark. We got to the till and i put it down but my mum sneakily picked it back up and for just a fiver (yes, a fiver!) im so glad she did. It has an outside pocket, and inside zip and two little compartments inside for my phone etc. I love the contrasting lining on the inside as its a bright neon yellow. Also its really roomy (being a word?) so i can fit two folders at a time with my essentials and my dance kit!
the contents of my bag
- I have 3 folders, purple one for psychology, blue one for silly/pointless reasons but having to carry it around all the time anyway, and my pretty Tinkerbell folder from the Disney shop for dance.

- I have a blue pretty patterned journey which i use to jot down any notes and homework as we didnt get given planners this year:-(

- My charity shop book for only 50p! It's taking me a really long time to get into this but i picked up because the blurb made me chuckle so loudly right in the middle of the shop! (section from the blurb; 'Bella was sure she could handle some- preferably before her as yet unopened packet of condoms reached their expiry date. She must be practically a virgin again by now, all sealed over like pierced ears if you don't wear earrings for too long.' Bit rude/cheeky if i do say so myself!

- My pencil case was a gift for christmas, i've used it through my GCSE exams and throughout year 11, its got everything i could ever need in it even if i do seem to only need a pen.

- Make-up bag bought from primark for cheap a few years back, its so pretty and lovely with its floral print and sequins

- Deodorant; because i do both dance and sport deodorant is an absolute MUST HAVE in my bag. And if your friend smells a bit, its always handy to have some spare in your bag to have them the embarrassment of b.o!

- My purse is essential as it keep my money and key safe and as i have lots of free lessons, i plan to take numerous detours to the shop to pig out. p.s i kinda ruined my purse by trying to jazz it up with jems, fyi major fail, so if anyone knows of anywhere i could find really sweet/pretty purses it would be much appreciated if you could let me know :-)

- Glasses, pretty sure i dont need to go into detail about what they are for but for those who may not know, they are to help me see better whilst reading and on the computer haha

- Several hairbands as spares in case i forget to have one on my wrist ready for dance or sport

- Last but not least, i finally got my door key pass beepy card thing, im not actually sure what my school wanna call these but to sum them up they open doors around the school and toilets etc which is so much help when your busting for a wee in a free lesson and have to treck round the whole school to key the key for the toilet then go to the toilet blahblahblah you get the drift.

Sorry for the huge essay of a post, just thought i'd share with you what i have to lug around everyday for school.

If you have started sixth form like me, are you enjoying it? what subjects are you studying?
Enjoy the rest of your week

Demi xxx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

TAG: most worn summer things!

Okay so im gonna go ahead and do a post on my very first tag 'most worn summer things'. It's been fun thinking back to how much i have actually used/worn certain things summer so i hope you enjoy this post!

What is your most worn nail polish?
 - This is one of my many nail art pens. It's a silver glitter but has greens, oranges, blues and purples in it making it look like pixie dust! I can paint my nails a silver and put this over the top to make it look like a huge disco ball or use it in a nail pattern to have just a hint of glitter for when the sun catches it.

What is your most worn scent?
- My most worn scent has to be my Christina Aguilera Royal Desire perfume which i got as a present for Christmas, i love it so much and it smells deeeeelish. I really love the little heart shaped charm with the initials CA on it giving it a cute touch. Im so gutted that it is almost empty though, but it will be on my christmas list again this year!

What is your most worn hair product?
- This summer i've started back combing my hair quite a bit to give it some oomph and volumosity, so to keep it in place i've sprayed it with Professional Touch Salon Hairspray-High Gloss Super Hold. I bought this in Savers for £1 at the beginning of the year and started using it in June, I've loved it so much, it does its job and doesnt leave your hair sticky or crispy but soft and strong.

What is your most worn bag?
- A black bag with brown stitching. My mum used to use this until the zip broke and i asked for it. Its real leather so i can see it lasting a long time. Im not that bothered about the zip because it sits so you cant see into it anyway. Its versatile and goes with almost everything i wear, its light and really comfy to wear on your shoulder or arm

What are your most worn shoes?
- I wore my Primark blue and white striped espadrilles mainly this summer. They were such a bargain at £3 but fell a part quite quickly, probably because of how much i wore them. Their comfy and quick to just slip on and made me feel really summery! Also, because England doesnt really know what summer is, other that the bright spells here and there, i've been wearing these 'creeper style' plimsolls from a charity shop. I'd looked for creepers for months on end, until i found some in a shop at £16.99, i decided not to buy them and went to a charity shop and found them for just £2.50!!

What is your most worn accessory?
- I wear my sunglasses all the time even when its not even very sunny. I just love seeing things in a sepia sort of colour because it makes me believe its actually sunny outside haha. I got these in Camden for £5 after seeing people in Made in Chelsea and other celebs rocking similar ones out. Also i've been wearing this bow under my bun for a sweet girly effect in my hair, its just so pretty.

What is your most worn clothing item?
- I loooove this blouse, its so pretty and can be worn to school, casually or to a party with some denim shorts or disco pants. It can look really smart with the pointed collar and shoulder pads so its great for sixth form this winter too! (Also from a charity shop-£3. Im balmy about charity shops!)

What is your most worn foundation?
- I dont tend to wear foundation as i havent found one that doesnt dry out my skin or make it all patchy. Not at all meaning to brag, but my skin doesnt really need any coverage or brightening but ive had this foundation for some time, Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation in 103 True Ivory, and if im going out i'll wear it to long out the process of dressing up and getting ready

What is your most worn blush/bronzer?
- Again i dont normally wear much on my skin but i'll wear it mixed with my powder to a party for a tinted glow. I use this bella pierre mineral blush in MB001 Desert Rose, which my brother got me. I cant use it without mixing it with something lighter as it makes me look orange/red which in my opinion is not a good look!

What is your most worn lip product?
- I really have loved this Primark Lip Stain Pen, review here , it stays on and is a really pretty colour and i am just so happy with it

What is your most worn mascara?
I've had Collection 2000 Extreme mascara for a few years now, i love it sooo much. I love the shape of the brush and its not really wet or to thick making your eyelashes clumpy and heavy. Its just perfectly in the middle meaning it coats the lashes in enough mascara to make them strong but moisturised meaning if you want to curl them they stay up for a good few hours. This product is running out and i will definitely get it again because i can rely on it to make my eyelashes perfect every time and for around £3 i cant complain!

Hope you had a good week now that the holidays have finished, and i am tagging you all to do this tag. I loo forward to reading your most worn summer things and if you have any questions feel free to message me or comment below.

Demi xxx