Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Weight Watching & Fashion: A teen's perspective.

Kids are mean. It's a sad fact of life but it's still a fact. When you're at school most kids won't care if they hurt your feelings they'll just tell you what they think whether you want to hear it or not.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Review: Maybeline Fit Me Foundation

Looking for foundation is something I absolutely dread. I'm very pale and don't have a massively prominent pink or yellow skin tone so I always struggle.

Review: Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

I usually use the normal 'Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes' by Simple but they were 3 for 2 when I went to buy more so I bought a pack of these to try too. So far I'm really impressed with them.

A Little Update...

Ok so uni life really got the best of me for a while and I haven't posted in well over a month! Time completely got away with me and I have a lot of blogging to do! Here's what I've been up to since I last posted:

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Life - You Are On Hold

So I've been at university for just over a month now and I'm finally feeling pretty settled. I get on with my flatmates, I have friends in my classes, I haven't died from food/ alcohol poisoning yet and I been run over by the crazy cyclists yet. Overall, a raging success. There's just one small problem. My friends are coming to visit. That's not the problem, I can't wait for them to visit but it does mean that I need to do loads of work now, in order to clear it off my to do list before they get here. An example? Well this is my to do list for today:

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Uni Diary: The Grand Arrival!

I am writing this post from my new home. Bournemouth! Yesterday was my arrivals day and we were told to arrive between 3 and 5pm so we packed up the car (just about squeezing all my stuff in my dad's car) and arrived in Bournemouth at about 4pm.

Friday, 24 August 2012

My name is Nicole. I am a Potter nerd.

Ok so I haven't done anymore uni diaries recently mainly because all I've been doing for it is preparing and buying things but as soon as there is more I'll write another blog. I spent today at home and decided to check the 'anytime' feature on my sky box and found that they have just put Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 on there. When I was growing up I was a massive fan of the series. I went to the shop at midnight when the books were released and read them all very quickly, I saw all the films as soon as they were released and came to appreciate them all the more when I got older and realised how good the writing was and how the stories and characters matured as the series continued. I realised this when I wanted to be a writer but anyway! This film was released last year, 2 days after my 18th birthday and I always intended to go and see it in the cinema but I just got carried away with all the celebrations and didn't get round to it. I then watched it online a while ago but the quality was pretty terrible. After watching it today I have been reminded of how much I love the series. I'm thinking of having a Harry Potter movie marathon with my friends at some point and I'm going to attempt to dig out my copy of the books so I can read them again :) anyway that's all for now! x

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Uni Diary: Day 5

Today's the first day I haven't done much for uni since results day. I went to town and bought a few bits but that was it. I went to open my student account but they said I can't do it yet so I'm doing that on Monday hopefully. But my nan came over and I showed her all the bits I bought for uni which was nice. Can't wait to get accommodation sorted now! Anyway I'm going shopping for the last uni bits tomorrow and when I've got everything I might do a haul of everything :) Until tomorrow! x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Uni Diary: Day 4

I have spent all of today reading through all of the stuff the university has sent me and organising everything that I can as soon as possible. It only really sunk in this morning that I actually get to go to the university I want! They sent me something that said 'Welcome to Bournemouth - your new home' and that's when I realised I actually get to live there!! I think I'm honestly still a bit overwhelmed by it all and it's slowly sinking in. More updates tomorrow!

Uni Diary: Day 3 (Results!!!)

Ok so yesterday was results day! I'm sorry this post is late but I was soooo busy. Me and two of my friends are going to the same university so they came over to mine so we could go on UCAS and everything together. And we all got in! In September I'm going to Bournemouth University to study multimedia journalism. I'm so thrilled to actually get to go to my first choice university! Yesterday I applied for my accommodation as well and have already heard that I got into the one I picked! I got my welcome pack in the post yesterday with all the information about freshers too! Now I just need to sort everything out so I'm ready to move to Bournemouth!

Uni Diary: Day 2

Results day is tomorrow!! I went out with my mum today and got some more things for uni but I've been nervous all day! I already know my results but just want everything to go smoothly tomorrow. I'm lucky enough to be going to uni with 2 of my friends so they're coming to my house for 8am (when UCAS opens) so we can apply for accommodation and everything together. Here's hoping everything goes to plan!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Uni Diary: Day 1

Days to go: 34 (approx.)

I've got just two days until my university place is officially confirmed! I'm really excited and just feel generally ready to go now so I've decided to do a countdown of the last month of university preperations.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Weight Watching

About 2 months ago my family had the annual 'it's nearly summer' scare and started a health kick. We do this every year and normally, for me it doesn't stick. I really lack motivation when it comes to being healthy and exercising and this is definitely not helped by the fact that all my friends are those people who can eat all the nice, unhealthy food and never gain any weight!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Recent buys

Due to some complication by work I wasn't paid last month so my purchases have been pretty limited however I did buy a few things.

The first thing is this playsuit from Topshop.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Topshop: Motel Print Playsuit

I saw this in Topshop a while ago and as much as I loved it, I didn't buy it. Then went to do my routine Topshop check and found this in the sale. It was reduced from £34 to just £15! I decided to go ahead and order it as it'll be perfect for my trip to Cornwall in August.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bournemouth bound!!

Currently on my way to bournemouth for a uni open day with sammy :) I've already been to one but sammy asked me to go with her and I love bournemouth! Its quite sunny so far so hopefully the weather holds out for us :)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Beauty products: How the obsession started...

If you ask my family or friends what I spend most of my money on they'll say alcohol and beauty products. They'll say alcohol because I'm 18 and we go out a lot but they'll also tell you that I have an obsession with buying and testing out beauty products and make up. This is how the obsession started.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Really Topshop? Really??

I am a HUGE topshop fan but this seriously puzzles me.

Meet Esther!

Ok, so when I made this blog a few days ago I talked about leaving college and apparently somewhere in that post I said that college were the best days of my life. I don't remember this but one of my best friends Esther was insulted by this so I said I'd make a post about her. 

Events of the day - 3rd June 2012

Today started off pretty average to be honest. Woke up at 10 (I can't physically sleep later than half 10?!), put my lazy/ at home clothes on (leggings and my favourite checked shirt), tied my hair up in a giant plait and got on with college work. I took a break in the middle and attempted to make a wishlist post but it failed miserably!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Beauty Boxes: Latest in Beauty

My Latest in Beauty picks - month 1
My plan was to sign up for Glossybox this month. For those of you who aren't involved in the cosmetics world, Glossybox is a box sent to you every month with different beauty and cosmetic products. Unfortunately, work had a fault with my payslip so I'll have to wait until next month to subscribe :(

Saturday, 2 June 2012

May Favourites

From L to R: Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb in a Bottle, Cath Kidston Birds Stationery Box, 'They're Real!' mascara by Benefit and Cath Kidston Address Book.

Ok, so after some serious debating I picked my four favourites for the past month. I have actually owned all of these for a while but I've suddenly decided to use these more than anything I've bought recently!

Friday, 1 June 2012

School's out. Does that make me an adult?

On the 11th June 2012 at around 4pm a girl will walk out of a door, that doesn’t sound particularly strange really. Except that girl is me and when I walk out of that door (which happens to be one of those weird round automatic ones at my college) I will no longer be a journalism student at Harlow College. I will have handed in my last unit of coursework, said goodbye to my teachers (who, despite all my moaning I actually quite like) and be facing a summer of procrastinating until I go to university in September.