Sunday, 14 September 2014

My A/W Face

 So yeah, didn't you hear? I'm a beauty blogger now. Of the low budget variety and with a very lacking collection.

Last month, I somehow ended up with every magazine on the shelf and I was more than usually intrigued with the beauty sections. Maybe because I work surrounded with makeup, maybe because I'm just into trying new things now, who knows.

The vampiristic type look called out to me because it's easy as pie. Despite having skin a couple of shades too dark to pull it off in its ghostly glory, I figured what the heck, I can just focus on pulling out my cheekbones and bazinga.

Tools: Barry M Angled Brush, Clinique Angled Contouring Brush Mini, Superdrug Pro Foundation Brush

I'm not going to act like I'm a pro and give you all a tutorial of how you did it, I just wanted to experiment with taking a pale trend and slapping it on my still sunkissed face. Unfortunately no amount of contouring can counteract my baby face, but as you can see from the difference, it looks alright.

I'm really juggling around different bits and pieces for blog content so bear with me while I find my forte!

Until next time,
-Deenie xoxo

Thursday, 11 September 2014

One Last Year

Top- Boohoo, Jeans- Zara, Shoes- Primark, Necklace- Accessorize, Rings- Essential Jewellery

As I write this, I have just completed my first day of second year college. It's a simultaneously wonderful and horrifying thought that this is (hopefully) my last year at home, at college. I get to move out, have fun and get a fab education but at the same time, my close-knit friendship group will scatter across the country and I have to leave my dog at home. Not to mention the money issue, eurgh.

I remember last year trying to find the perfect new-college-kid outfit. This year I just threw on some recent clothes that I knew looked alright because I wore them to a BBQ a few days ago. How things change. Anyhow, this is my first day back outfit, it doesn't look like I crawled out of bed or anything but it has a certain lazy laid back charm. Necklaces and lipstick tie it up to look almost as if I made an effort!

I'll let you know how I'm surviving the year, UCAS, coursework, exams, projects ahoy!

See you
-Deenie xoxo

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

"Be More Assertive"

Cropped Jumper- H&M, Faux Leather Leggings- Warehouse, Shoes- Primark, New Look

Two and a half years since starting this blog and I finally got around to outfit posting! I bought these leggings after much debate, would I wear them once to a party and then leave them in my wardrobe, too afraid to wear them casually? Of course. But I bought them anyway (they looked fab at the party). 

Recently, something I've heard in more or less one phrase is that I have to be more assertive. I've been told this at work, by Sam and by my mum, and I thought 'why do I have to be rude and stubborn?'. But (to choose one of many examples) when I was buying stationery, something been marked wrong and bumped up the price by a fair bit, and I didn't want to be too much of a bother to the sales assistant so was prepared to spend extra until Sam stepped in. I realised I have kind of been tip-toeing through life, making sure I don't get in anybody else's way. I've decided that I'm not going to get anywhere in life doing that, so rather than the "rude and stubborn" idea I thought assertiveness entails, I'm vowing to be more confident and allow myself a bit more room in the world. Less, tip-toeing, no stomping, just striding. If you catch my drift.

The other day I corrected a server on what a voucher entitled me to, twice. I wasn't rude, but I felt like I was taking a step towards striding. And I thought this outfit kind of entails my new mindset. If I want to wear pleather then I shall wear pleather, as casually as I please. This is my soft-to-hardasnails transition summed up in an outfit.

And yes, garden pictures mean that I get to change my shoes mid-post. And what?

So long!
-Deenie xoxo

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Welcome Back, Me

With the next school year looming (two days, ergh) and my annual new-mentality kicking back into gear, I knew that I had to return back to blogging. I always need a little side project when life gets busy, and goodness knows next year will be busy.

I'm not creeping back this time awkwardly with an "erm, sorry I haven't posted in a while...". Because I don't have the excuse that I've been busy, my excuse is that I didn't have anything worth blogging about and not posting, in my opinion, is easier better than racking my brains to post some half-hearted paragraph accompanying an old picture I took randomly on my camera.

Over the next two days I'm going to round up all my blogging ideas but right now here's how I'm feeling:

  • Please someone prevent college from happening.
  • Wow I have two days to try and draft up an acceptable personal statement for UCAS.
  • Why read those 500 pages of Lit homework when I can write an article about colours?
  • I wanna be thirty and flirty and thriving
Back shortly!
-Deenie xoxo

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Canalside Adventures

You know those awful moments in life when you're outfit's pretty dandy and your surroundings are nothing short of beautiful, and you don't have your camera on you?

I mean, thank goodness for smartphones and all that, but my Nokia Lumia 520 just really doesn't cut it in emergency snap moments. Sad Deenie.

This little section of the Grand Union Canal is a short drive away from my Gramma's house, so we've visited it the last couple of times we've come to stay. There's a family pub just out of these shots called The Paper Mill, and it really is sweet, last Summer me and my cousin had the most delicious homemade lemonade!

Next time I visit I vow to have my good camera on hand, these pictures really can't do it any justice!

And let's ignore how absent I've been, blame college and coursework and exams...
-Deenie xoxo

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Bloomin' England

I thought the title made sense as through the typically English weather that follows our short burst of sunshine, you can just about see the lovely purple blossoms blooming from the tree at the back of the garden- Springtime!

My Easter Sunday has been cracking (hehe), a day full of chocolate, hot cross buns, a roastie and a plate of profiteroles has treated this little piggy well!

After my final two (overdue) pieces of coursework are completed, and it's onto revision I go, I actually have a few posts planned for this blog and it's got to the stage where my ideas are filling up post it notes all over my desk- creativity has to happen when your time is scarce, doesn't it?

How has your Easter weekend been? Lovely I hope!
-Deenie xoxo

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


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.

-Deenie xoxo