Friday, 31 May 2013

Friday Wishlist: AX Paris, Motel & Bliss

I've been on a bit of a spending ban as next month is going to be a very expensive month for me - uni halls deposit, boyfriend's birthday, train tickets, spending money for London trip... I'm panicking a bit about how I'm going to be able to afford it all!! So, in an effort to stop myself from lusting over anything new and shiny, I've been avoiding all clothing/beauty websites, emails and blog wishlists but somehow these three items snuck their way onto my computer screen.

I have a bit of a love affair with playsuits. They're so easy to throw on in the middle of summer with a pair of sandals for a dressed up yet laid back look and I especially love the pretty flower print on #1. I've also been lusting over Motel's Catalina dress. I really like how the design is so versatile. You could style this dress in a million different ways!

Also how cute is #3? I love the slogan on the front. If I meet my course's entry requirements I'm definitely going to buy one of these to wear around my (non-Oxford) uni come September.

Is anyone else on a spending ban too? Do you have any tips?

Monday, 27 May 2013

Vampy Nail Colour Favourites

Although we're well into spring now and accordingly I should be wearing pretty pastels on my nails, all I've felt like wearing recently is dark and vampy colours and these four are my favourites.

Raspberry is one of those nail polishes where the colour seems to constantly change. One moment it's a bright red colour, the next a deep purpley-red. It also applies so well and lasts a good amount of time with a topcoat so it's easy to see why this is my most worn colour!

Blackberry is another Barry M colour but this one is from their 'Hi-Shine Gel Effect' range so it has a really lovely, glossy finish without a top coat which I love. Barry M also have a couple of other dark polishes in this range which, if they are anywhere near as good as this one, I am desperate to try!

And finally the other two polishes, Damson Dream and Totally Teal are from No7. While the Barry M polishes have a fairly thin consistency (which I prefer), these are quite thick and Totally Teal has begun to start dragging when I apply it. While I do love the colour, I've seen a similar one by Barry M which hopefully will apply better than this one so I don't think I'll be repurchasing it. I do however get lots of compliments when I wear Damson Dream which is a very pretty shimmery purple/red colour and has remained easy to apply so I'll have to buy another bottle when I'm finished with this one.

What nail polishes do you like to wear when you're feeling a bit 'vampy'?

P.S. Also, thank you to the lovely Jasmine from jasminepaige for nominating me for a Liebster award! <3

Saturday, 18 May 2013

8 Summer Films I Can't Wait To See!

As summer is coming up and I seem to have gone film trailer mad recently (most of these I've watched over and over again!), I thought I'd share the films that I am most looking forward to. This list has been narrowed down from about 15 possible candidates so it looks like it's going to be an expensive summer at the cinema for me...

In order of release:

Now You See Me
Release: 31 May, 2013
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo & Isla Fisher.
I only saw this trailer for the first time today but it looks like a really good film with a brilliant cast. Jesse Eisenberg really suits long hair!

Man of Steel
Release: 14 June, 2013
Starring: Henry Cavill & Amy Adams
Oh my god. Oh my god. If this is anywhere near as good as The Dark Knight Rises then I will be all over this film.

The Bling Ring
Release: 14 June, 2013
Starring: Emma Watson
Although I've seen Emma Watson in a couple of other non-Harry Potter things, I'm really looking forward to seeing how she does in this film.

World War Z
Release: 21 June, 2013
Starring: Brad Pitt
I do love a good apocalyptic zombie film! Also, does Brad Pitt never age?!

Monsters University
Release: 21 June, 2013.
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman & Steve Buscemi.
Sulley and Mike at University!

The Lone Ranger
Release: 3 July, 2013
Starring: Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer.
I honestly didn't realise Johnny Depp was in this film until I heard his voice! This looks like it is going to be a must-see.

Despicable Me 2
Release: 3 July, 2013
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig & Russell Brand
AHHHHH! MINIONS! I have been waiting for this film for so long! I really hope the film is as good as the trailer looks.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
Release: 23 August, 2013
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower & Robert Sheehan
My friend sent me the trailer for this film a while back and after watching it on repeat several times, I decided to download the book that this film is based on and I loved it! Really cannot wait to see this film.

Are you looking forward to seeing any of these as well? 

Please feel free to link me to any film trailers I haven't mentioned that look good. I'm always on the lookout for new ones!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Outfit #5 - Daisy print

Etsy Daisy Earrings (old)
F&F Bow Sandals (old)

For the second day of the F&F Seven Days Of Summer challenge to win a £75 clothing voucher the theme is 'Florals' so I decided to pair my new daisy print playsuit from Brave Soul with my favourite daisy earrings that I bought from Etsy a couple of years ago. I absolutely adore this playsuit (especially considering the tiny price I paid for it!) and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it in the summer. I've had my eye on a biker jacket from Topshop for a while that I think will look perfect layered over this so here's hoping my pay packet tomorrow stretches far enough to let me get it!

Good luck to everyone taking part in today's challenge!

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