Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gotta love a bargain...

I'm off out for a catch up dinner with my best friend as we're now both back from uni :) What better time to take out my new ebay purchase?! I've been looking for a bowler type bag for a while now and I saw a studded one when I was out shopping. Although I loved it, on my student budget I couldn't justify the £25 it cost as I didn't really need it. Then, my wonderful sister found this bag that looked exactly the same for £8.99!! I was a bit worried about it being navy but I love it. 

I was also a bit naughty and bought this skull scarf from Primark but at £3 how could I not?!
As A Blonde.♥

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Party time...

Today, I'm going with Ben and his family to visit his Nan down in West Sussex for her birthday. It should be a really lovely day :) I was in a bit of a predicament as to what to wear but then I remembered I bought this playsuit form H&M a little while back and still haven't worn it yet! I think paired with tights, it's a good smart/casual combo.

You might have seen on my twitter that I tried to do some galaxy inspired nails but it didn't really work/look like how it was supposed to. I still like how they've come out though :) Just need to keep practising I guess!

As A Blonde.♥

Thursday, June 14, 2012

One swallow alone does not make the summer...

On a recent trip to Primark I found the most gorgeous skirt. I've been looking for one of those skirts that's got a shorter hem at the front than the back (not sure of the technical term ha!) and I finally found one that I loved. 

I teemed it with my new Topshop cropped white t-shirt so that the brown belt the skirt came with could be seen. I love the swishy feel of the skirt, I feel very girly when I wear it :) Now the rain just needs to permanently stop so I can get out all the summer clothes I'm dying to wear! 

As A Blonde.♥

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blog Award

The wonderful Guin from GeeBeeBeauty nominated me for this award and I can't thank her enough. Being a blogging newbie, this means a lot to me as I still feel a bit self concious regarding my blog. It was lovely to have been thought of :)

Nomination Rules:
- Post the award image to your blog
- Link the person who awarded you
-Post 7 random things about you
- Nominate 8 other relatively new bloggers

7 Random Facts:
1. I'm a 1/4 French and have been to France every year since I was born
2. I love stationery. Absolutely adore it. I once stated I was in "stationery heaven"
3. I'm a bit of a neat freak when it comes to writing. I hate it when I make a mistake and usually start again
4. I'm not really that keen on cooking but I love baking (especially cupcakes)
5. I've recently decided that as much as I love performing, I now want to pursue a career in Dance Journalism
6. I really want my nosed pierced but I'm too scared to actually get it done
7. Even though I'm technically an adult, I still feel as though I'm 12 and the thought of being a "real adult" freaks me out, yet at the same time I can't wait to see how my life turns out

8 Nominees
Couture Girl
- Alright Blondie
- The Fashion Skeleton
- Poppy Does
- Caught Up In Cake
- simplyjustnatalie
- Lola In The Lounge
- Chloe's Nails

I love all these blogs so go check them out! :)

As A Blonde. ♥

Monday, June 11, 2012

Yummy yummy (even if I do say so myself)...

For my sister's birthday today, I made her a cake whilst she was at school. I used an all-in-one recipe as I didn't have much time. I've used good old Delia's recipe before but this time it didn't rise as well as I wanted it to but oh well! It still tasted good :) Again, my camera skills aren't very good. I'm a bit of a camera novice really! 

As A Blonde. ♥

Friday, June 08, 2012

It's all gone a bit aztec...

If you saw my post on my Barry M collection, you'll probably have guessed I love nail varnish and having my nails painted a variety of colours. Yesterday I was a bit bored so decided to look on Youtube to find some simple nail art tutorials. There were loads of cute designs but I don't have a dotting tool so thought it would be hard to achieve most of the ones that I looked at. I also came across some aztec designs that looked incredible and couldn't believe how simple they were to do on yourself! For the design I did on myself I took inspiration from a few different videos. Sorry for the dodgy photos, the lighting in my room was awful and I didn't have much time to take the pictures.

The process was really simple, I painted my nails with the light blue then painted different angled lines with the dark blue and coral. Once they were dry, I outlined the shapes I'd made with the bright colours with my black Model's Own nail art pen. I filled the gaps that were left with dots and a variety of lines to make the aztec look complete!

Are there any designs you've tried out recently that were surprisingly easy but looked great? 

As A Blonde. ♥
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