Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Life | When Quitting is an Option

How many of us have had a job that we've hated? Or even worse, had a job that we loved turn into one we can't stand any more?

Recently, my job that had been relaxed, easy going and gentle paced has become a bit of a nightmare, with the company's head office becoming an absolute pain in the arse and the people who made the job great leaving. It had gotten to the point where I was in tears at the end of every shift (or even during it) and it was then that I realised something had to give.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wishlist | Earning Stripes

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Yesterday was my first post-less day of August. I'm really quite annoyed at how close I was to doing a whole month without a break but I'm currently halfway through seven straight days of shifts at work so I think I can forgive myself for slipping up! I actually have some work related news but more on that tomorrow...

I have a stripey top problem, it must be said. Despite owning several already there is apparently always room for more in my wardrobe. They're versatile, a classic and bring an air of Parisian chic to an outfit (I reckon anyway). Despite these tops all being too similar for me to even mention them individually they have all won me over and it's taking quite a bit of restraint to stop me from splurging on multiples. Is there such thing as rehab for stripey top addicts??
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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Beauty | L'Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream

I picked up this primer because it looked very similar to Benefit's Porefessional which, as much as I loved the sample I had, was not worth the money to repurchase. L'Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream is a silicon based primer with a nude tint to it and comes in two shades - light-medium and medium-dark. Being the pale person I am I obviously opted for light-medium!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Haul | TK Maxx

I find TK Maxx to be a bit hit and miss. Often I will go in and nothing at all will catch my eye but then on other occasions everything seems to catch my eye and I find some right bargains. Yesterday was one of those days and I was very happy to pick up quite a few nice bits and pieces and spent less than £20! I was pleased with my little spend and reckon I picked up some great items.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Music | Parisian Youth Culture - Basement

I've been sort of bullied into posting this by my boyfriend and I can't say I had any clever ideas to incorporate it into another post. Basically, his band have just release a new single and of course are trying to promote it everywhere... which is clearly where I come in.

I do grumble, but I can honestly say that I would like Parisian Youth Culture even if I didn't know any of them. Their style of music is definitely right up my street and for some reason people always tend to be really surprised when they hear how good they are.

Somehow PYC have managed to make a song inspired by Mia Wallace's overdose in Pulp Fiction upbeat and energetic. It's bizarre but works and is incredibly catchy, something they manage to do really, really well. I'm not going to do a full review here as I've already done one for KUBE so I'll just leave it with the polite request you give it a listen. I wouldn't be sharing it if I didn't think you'd all really enjoy it!

Let Me know what you think :)
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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Food | The Graze Goody Box

I'm fairly certain most of you in the UK will know what a Graze box is. The brand have been going for a few years now as a healthy snack delivery company and you can barely open a magazine without a code for a free one falling out! I had my first freebie box when they first started but, since I've had a different debit card since then, I decided I might as well order another one... under my dog's name of course!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Life | Getting Organised

Many, many people seem to be blogging about getting organised at the minute and I'm jumping on the bandwagon. With September and the start of my last year of uni fast approaching I'm facing having to juggle my uni work, including 10,000 word dissertation, my part time jobs, this blog and doing a LOT of stuff for the uni radio station. Basically, I have more on my plate than most so my life is in desperate need of a bit of organisation!