Thursday, 16 October 2014

How Do You Take Your Tea?

One perk to being a close friend of mine is that I'll always remember how to make your perfect cuppa. It used to be called my specialtea (cringe). 

Tea is always such a big part of my life, in the colder months I refuse to crawl out of my duvet without the promise of a wake-me-up cuppa and instantly flick the kettle on the second I'm back from college, there's nothing nicer than sitting by the window doing some coursework or tapping away at a blog post with a little rain patting down on the windows, steam rising from your mug. And then comes the Summer, where tea is still my favourite drink, only iced and packed full of sugar and fruit flavours. And then there's a lunchtime green tea to go with a healthy salad and a post-yoga camomile and honey in the evenings, black white and green teas with fruit infusions when I'm feeling adventurous but my favourite is simple english breakfast. Tetley or PG tips only.

I guess this is just a little love letter to tea. Mine's with milk and two sugars.

-Deenie xoxo

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Colourful Leaves!

Coat - Red Herring (old), Jumper/Shirt - Primark, Necklace - Gift

I got rained on a little but I wouldn't let it dampen the mood and I stepped out into the garden in the pouring rain just to show off my new top that I wanted to get in my last post! £12 well spent, I say! I'm also still loving my Kate Moss lipstick and failed to do my new full fringe justice in these pictures (another time).

I don't really mind the rain all that much, it just means that I can tuck myself into my duvet with less guilt! I'm really getting into this Autumn, look how pretty all the leaves are ~~~ I've been making multiple cups of tea each afternoon and even cracked open the Whittards Creme Brulee hot chocolate just for Sam - with squirty cream and marshmallows galore. How have you been getting seasonal this October?

Happy Autumning!
-Deenie xoxo

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Autumn Wishlistin'

Well sophis
Coat - Matalan, Scarf - River Island, Jumper/Shirt - French Connection (although I intend to buy this one from Primark), Jeans - New Look, Boots - ASOS, Tote - ASOS

Casual cosy
Jumper- H&M, Mom Jeans - River Island, Loafers - New Look, Tote - H&M

I cannot wait until I can next go shopping because I'm yearning for a whole new Autumn wardrobe. The two key looks I want are summarised above- a classy fashionista type that you can imagine with a Costa in one hand and a phone to the ear, strutting down the high street looking all business. Then there's the 'omg pumpkin spice latte' one that's all cosy and is all huddled up in a coffee shop reading a book with a messy topknot. Ah these unrealistic versions of myself...

On another note, yes I have just fallen in love with Polyvore. You can check out all the miscellaneous items in these posts over here!

Happy October!
-Deenie xoxo

Friday, 3 October 2014

What's In My Bag

I wanted to do one of these posts for ages but I change around my bags on such a regular basis I didn't know which to capture. So this is a general big college bag vs small work/going out bag thing. And when I say going out I mean going to a friend's house to watch a movie or going to Costa, not out-out. I'm not that cool :(
My red satchel bag* is the bag I'll take to work with my and shove in the locker or chuck my purse and keys in if I'm out for the day. As you can see, the contents are pretty basic. I have a teeny tiny hair brush, because my hair cannot survive a single gust of wind. I sometimes take a magazine with me to work during my breaks and this is sadly the last print issue of Company, my favourite magazine. I am heartbroken. I have a 17 Pressed Powder Compact and a BodyShop Strawberry Lipbalm which smells and even tastes so strongly of strawberry laces it's to die for. A couple of pens, my awful, awful Nokia phone and an old Primark purse (I'm saving up to get a beautiful one, it'll do for now).

In my big fat college bag (that is wearing away at the straps from the weight that's put on it) I have, well, quite a lot. My glasses are essential if I want to read a powerpoint. I have a notebook and a huge file that I got on sale from WH Smiths. In the bottom right you might be able to make out a Nivea Lip Balm Stick and a Topshop Lipstick, because I am a high maintenance beauty queen. A litre of water, an umbrella for emergencies, a pencil case, hairbrush, aforementioned bits and bobs and The Great Gatsby which we have to do for Lit but I loveed before anyway! Then I sometimes take in my laptop which I love but my achey shoulders do not after a day of lugging all this around.

Not quite so glamorous as the other What's In My Bag posts I've seen (even less so with the thick layer of old receipts and cereal bar wrappers at the bottom of the bag) but it's practical.

Bye bye!
-Deenie xoxo

*I know I just linked you to a random bag but my grandma got me this as a gift and I have no idea where it's from but I love it!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn Eyes

 Dupes, dupes everywhere. The MUA Undress Me Too Palette is a knock-off Naked 2 and I believe the Colour Works blush set is a really old dupe for Nars. Then you have the Bodyshop Brow & Liner Kit, Bourjois Contour Kit, Collection Illuminating Concealer, H&M Eyeshadow Brush and Rimmel Wonderfull Mascara, 

I am not one of those people who gets excited for Autumn because 'ooh layers' and 'jumpers and scarves' and I have never had a pumpkin spice latte. Summer is my happy time, but I have to admit I like to be able to wear makeup without it sweating off my face or smudging in sea water.

So I suppose I am slightly grateful for the changing season for the fact that I can decorate my eyelids with colourful powder. I quite like a gradient effect across my lids so cream to golden-brown to bronze is easy enough for my amateur hands to achieve. Up my brow game, add some bronzer and a peachy tint to my cheeks and voila. I usually leave out lipstick when I have a lot going on elsewhere on the face but I guess I could have used my Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple. Eyeshadow is my favourite thing for tired September mornings because you don't need half as much precision as you would with eye liner.

Don't we all prefer makeup in Autumn?
-Deenie xoxo

Monday, 22 September 2014

These boots are (probably not) made for walkin'

 Cardigan - H&M, Playsuit - Boohoo, Chelsea Boots - Dorothy Perkins

Aw yeah transitional outfits that I can't manage! Like seriously, I'll be shivering on my way to college and sweating it out on the way home. Come at me Winter!

I've always known that the one thing I've always needed in my life for Autumn is a perfect pair of Chelsea Boots. I found my sole mates (haaa) at Dorothy Perkins as a late birthday gift from Sam and to sum it up, I've worn them 5 days in the last week. In love!

In other news, I've got the ball rolling with UCAS applicationing and have so far stayed organised in college. Go me!

-Deenie xoxo

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