Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Nostalgia

I was going to shove this picture on to the end of my next post, but I decided that I could give you all a bigger laugh about how much of a massive dork I was. Or am...

Sam fixed my old DS yesterday night, so I was able to visit the Animal Crossing town that I used to spend hours per day on. Yeah, hours. We also competed against each other on Brain Training Academy, and I couldn't beat the nine year old me's score. :(

We also picked out my old Sims games, bringing back bad memories. Now, everybody loves or has loved the Sims, but with me it was an unhealthy obsession. I had every single expansion pack for the Sims 2, had Sims 3 pre-ordered months before its release and I was an active member of the 'Simming Community'. I actually ended up finding my old Sims Blog, which epitomises the length to which I simmed. Poor, poor 12 year old Deenie, she hadn't discovered the outside world yet.

And then I remembered all my puppies from Nintendogs, by far the best DS game I owned. It was the pre-Bonny days, and I couldn't have been happier to whistle into a little screen and greet my Shiba Inu. Which, by the way, is a beautiful breed and I fully intend to own one when I'm older.

I hope you all have a slightly deeper understanding into how tragic my life was and sometimes still is.

Bye!
-Deenie xoxo

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Ribbons & Crafty Bits



The other day I was meeting Sam for his lunch break at work, and while I was waiting took a trip into The Works and picked up a couple of ribbon reels. Thanks to Tumblr and Pinterest, I've had a couple of craft projects on my mind to treat my friends with (but that's a secret for now). I thought these two were really adorable and if I don't use them for little crafty gifts, I could use them for little room deco bits, or maybe use the lace to alter some plain clothes.

I definitely need to learn how to sew and I've always wanted to learn how to knit. I just need some more creative outlets since college and job hunting has been making my life feel a little black and white recently. 

Does anybody know of any crafty bloggers I can learn some tips and tricks from?

Thanks guys!
-Deenie xoxo

Friday, 11 April 2014

Day At The Zoo


On Tuesday, being it the Easter Holidays, I decided to surprise Sam with a trip to Marwell Zoo! Once he knew where we were going, he was so excited, it was fantastic!

We trained it up to Eastleigh and then took the Velvet Bus from there to the zoo (there were only three other people on the bus, it was crazy). Getting in, we ran straight over to the penguins and I totally transformed back into the 7 year old me who last visited the zoo, it was exciting stuff!



After getting about halfway through the animals (penguins, ostriches, giraffes, gazelles etc) we stopped for a bite to eat in Cafe Graze. What was meant to be a nice calming cuppa turned out to be a big embarrassment: I pressed the wrong button on the drinks machine so the woman behind me had to do it for me, and then when pouring milk into my tea, put my hand in someone's discarded cappuccino, spilling the contents all over me and staining my tights :(

After washing my hands free of sticky coffee smell, and walking around the wallabies and monkies, Sam was mucking about and ended up knocking me onto a pile of rabbit poo in a field, so I was grumpy and grubby once again. My life is tragic.




I'd actually intended to do my first ever OOTD-type post, but it was about 2 degrees colder than I'd expected so I had to wear Sam's jacket for the majority of the day, and then by the end of it the only pictures taken that could possibly showcase my outfit were the above two. Another day, eh.




It probably will remain the best day of this Easter holiday (the rest of it being filled up with job interviews and college work). Deffo recommend going to the zoo, with kids, with friends, by yourself, whatever. It's so cool. Plus, donating to zoos helps keep lovely animals in existence!

Ta-ra now
-Deenie xoxo

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Pinchest

Sister: What even is Pinterest?
Me: Imagine a big cork board but instead of just pinning photos on it, you can put web pages on there.
Mum: Oh, Tash at work uses something like that for craft ideas. It's called something different though...
Me: Is it Tumblr?
Mum: No, it's called Pinchest.

I realised that I use Pinterest exactly how I use pinboards in real life, to put motivating pictures involving the future on there to get me working towards said future. In real life, I have a doodle of me looking swish: to-go coffee in hand standing outside of the big magazine empire I own (far fetched? moi?)
And on Pinterest, I have...

Believe it or not, I actually started this blog due to my unrequited love for fashion. Well, I say fashion, but I couldn't name you ten fashion designers if my life depended on it- lets go with style! Due to a massive lack of confidence and, um money, the only way I can vent my fashtration (okay, that was meant to be a pun on fashion-frustration but it sounds more like a nasty sickness) is by pinning outfits I can maybe sort of imagine myself in. If only I were rich and looked like a model...

I used to be an avid baker, but sadly I haven't had the time of late. And as for arts and crafts, I haven't given them a proper go since the age of 10! (Speaking of, my talented friend Pippa has an amaaazing blog with her sister, where she posts really great little ideas- Peas and Seas) Pinterest is my way of telling myself that if and when I do get back into creating things in my free time, I've got a loads of great things to try out!

Everybody has a board full of interior inspo, and being a poor 16 year old doesn't excuse you from this. Planning out my future home is something I've been doing since I can remember, and having Pinterest has made this so much easier. Can time just skip forward to when I'm rich and have a mansion full of rooms I can fill with beauty?

A little closer time-wise is my Hopes for Uni board. Hopefully, in a year and a half I'll be whizzing off to live, laugh and learn and I can't wait! What I will miss though, is my bedroom, so I'm determined to have a University room that makes me feel at home and cosy as can be. Don't ask me with what money I am going to do this, because I simply do not know.

I have a bunch of other generic pinboards but I thought I'd give you all a taste of what my favourite, most updated pins looked like. And I'm not going to bother you all with another apology and weak explanation as to why I haven't posted in so long, you're all probably sick to death of them.

Happy Pinning!
-Deenie xoxo



p.s. the credits for all the pictures above can be found by clicking on them and visiting the  pin boards!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Life Of Late

As the average life goes, I've had many ups and downs recently. I love a good chit-chat style blog post, and I apologize if you do not because this shall be a lengthy one ;)
The Ups:
The above book (that I mentioned buying here) might've helped me very minimally with improving my healthy eating, but it has made me a very proud girlie to record my almost daily exercises, and the inbetweeny pages are really fun to doodle in. I love my Diet Doodle Diary!

It's been Mock Exam Week at college (more about that in the 'downs' section), so along with getting three days off college straight after half term, I also think I did pretty well in a Film exam. Woo!

The weather is improving!!! My happiness is very much dependent on the sunshine, so the good few rays we've been catching lately have been a brilliant mood booster. Hooray!

My room is finally tidy, and has stayed that way for a good week. By nature, I am a spotless room kinda girl. But with lots going on, the standards have slipped this past month... oops!

I've finally gotten around to watching Frozen. Have you seen it? If you haven't... heck, even if you have, see it again! It's amaaaazing! Great song material for shower singing, if I do say so myself.


The Downs:
College work is reaaaally getting me down. I may or may not have Film coursework that's over 2 weeks overdue... it's only a first draft!

On the aforementioned mock week... Wednesday morning I was scheduled for a Media exam. I got to the train station to buy my train ticket and my card didn't work, meaning I had no way of getting to my exam (many people bunk the short train ride daily, but I know that the one day I don't have a ticket, I'll get checked, and this girl doesn't get fined)! I spent the rest of the day crying on Sam's shoulder. Actually it was a nice day off. But regardless, boo hoo :(

Due to the above, I had to reschedule my Media exam for Monday. This means that I will be in college from 8:45 until 17:00. That is a long day for me. I'm dreading it!

In fact... that's pretty much all the downs. College just gives me the blues, y'know?

To finish on a high note, I've been having a lovely weekend so far. I spent yesterday evening watching Little Miss Sunshine and Conception with Sam (along with Chinese and Indian food and some naughty snacks)! This morning my Mum woke me up to a yummy breakfast, followed by a nice day out to the beach with the dog, and a Mocha. I am soon going to be heading off to a girlie night in with my bezzies, and tomorrow will be dragging myself (bright an early) to the first session of a 6 week boot camp- ahh!

Hope you've all been having a lovely weekend!
-Deenie xoxo

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Results Of An Oxford Street Shop

 As you might've read, Sam and I spent a portion of our Valentine's Day wandering around Oxford Street. As promised, I wanted to give you guys a little show-and-tell.


 Never, ever, EVER before have I bought a nail varnish for it to leak. Ever. So the one time this happens, it was in a bag with Sam's only purchase of the day- a white shirt from Burton. Thanks, life.
Anyway, in Boots, I spotted a stand of these nail varnishes for £1.99 each. I haven't seen the brand in any stores at home (we have three) so I decided to grab a couple there. The colours I got were Verbena and Pistache. I have yet to try them out, I kind of hold a grudge about the shirt-staining. Gr.

Right, onto happier things. Recently, I've been putting more of an effort into a balanced face, makeup wise. I've already gone and bought a Revlon Lip Butter (damn good), and the latest addition was a Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Innocent. I know, I know, I'm ridiculously late to jump on the Topshop Lips bandwagon but it's better late than never! I've worn this already during the day at my grandma's, and to a party a couple of days ago, and I'm in love.


 This is one of my favourite buys. We popped into Primark intending on buying an umbrella and shoes, but after looking around the entire shop and finding nothing we liked, we left. On the way out, however, this beauty caught my eye. It was marked down from an amazing £13 to an even more amazing £5. And of course I ran straight to the checkout. £5 I tell you!!! It's a swishy, comfortable, beautiful chiffony dress from the heavens. 

And from the obligatory trip to Forever 21, I bought these clips. My hair often lies flat and plain so I thought being able to twist around little wisps of hair and maybe a couple of little plaits with these babies would bring a little pizazz to the mixture. I also bought two pairs of matching underwear and I have never owned such beautiful undies that are so comfortable and so cheap at the same time. Forever Impressed.

A lot of food was also bought, along with a couple of promotional freebies from Boohoo and Belvita. Aw yes.

Happy Monday!
-Deenie xoxo