Saturday, 28 December 2013

Gifts On A Special Day

I thought that I would show you what I got for Christmas, although it is not a lot of things to show you I am so happy with my presents this year. First off let's start with the wonderful PS4 right there, it's oh so beautiful and I've had so much fun playing on it the past couple of days. I got Call Of Duty as well which is a great game, and today just bought Marvel Heroes Lego to have a play on. Can't wait to have lots of games to play on, its also great for films and music. I am a very happy bunny! 

So, onto little bits and bobs, I got the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, which is my favourite and I had ran out so that was just perfect. I got a pack of Simple wipes which are the best things to receive ever. Then some packs of razors, another essential!  I got a lovely hot water bottle, ready to keep me warm in the winter. An Alien Crop Top, which I just find to be so cool and groovy with his peace sign. A couple of fashion magazines and of course CHOCOLATES, CHOCOLATES, CHOCOLATES!!

They are all wonderful presents and I now get to have fun spending some of the money I got as well (already spent some, so cheeky)  I now have my birthday to look forward to in a couple of weeks. I hope you all loved your presents on Christmas, speak to you soon, Sarah, x

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Tenth | The Christmas Tag!

So I have had a little bit of bad news today, my SD card actually broke on me, so I can't take any pictures on my camera, hopefully tomorrow I am going to buy one in the morning so I can get the last two posts of my countdown done! I shall have my fingers crossed as I want them to be a good last two posts! So instead of an outfit post today then I decided to do the Christmas Tag (found from Lucy Cole's blog, credit to her)!

What time of the year do you start your Christmas shopping?
Normally November time, I like to do my shopping online to start with as you always find the things that you have in mind exactly and can normally get some pretty good deals. Then closer to Christmas I will brave the shops to find little bits and bobs for everyone.

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
I honestly don't normally like all the foods at Christmas like mince pies and Christmas pudding, but on Christmas day night I have heard my family mention we are having some snowball drinks, which is a mixture of advocaat and lemonade, so who knows if it will be good?

Tell me how Christmas goes in your home
Well we wake up at a reasonable time, then all go downstairs to find the pressies under the tree, I then hand them out so we all have one each and we get opening them until they are all gone. We then eat some chocolate and watch some music on tv whilst having a chat. Then we get preparing for a Christmas dinner. Then at night we normally have some family over! Exciting!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
No not really, just the normal ones I guess with presents and a big dinner! mmm!

Do you have a favourite festive coffee?
I don't like coffee, but I am always after a hot chocolate!

Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
I have to say its got to be either Wham - Last Christmas, or Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas (typical)

What do you do on Christmas eve?
Something different every year, last year we sat and played some card games and this year we are going round to see family, have a meal and play some games.

What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have one?
My Christmas wrapping always ends up really messy! I try really hard and it never seems to look any good!

What's your dream gift this year?
A PS4 which I already know that I have, cheeky!

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artifical? How is it decorated?
Fake, Small, White Snowflake lights and lots of little random baubles collected over the years, it's so cute.

Do you decorate just the Christmas tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, banisters?
Yes the tree, the windows, the door outside, picture frames and around the tv, all over the place really.

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?
On Christmas morning I stay in my pjs for a long long time, until I manage to go upstairs and I normally just wear a very casual outfit, I might put a bit more of something fancy one. For a Christmas party, I would defiantly go for a sparkly dress of some sort! You can't go wrong with that!

Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow for another post, Sarah, x

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Ninth | Warm This Winter

Nothing better than being all warm on Christmas day ready to open your presents! For me I will be wrapped up in this onesie looking like a little bunny rabbit and as excited as a child. I love Christmas day and all of the presents, I am always the one to hand them all out to everyone and then we each open one at a time together! It's so fun that way, whilst my mum runs round with a camera pointing it at everyone and snapping away.

Today I am off out to a party, we had a lot of these throughout school in which everyone in my year was invited, so we are having another one now we are all back for Christmas. Then we are off for a night on the town! I'm very excited, I will be showing you a picture of my outfit I wore soon. See you for another post tomorrow, Sarah, x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sixth | Am I Loosing You For Real?

So I decided to do a quick make-up post, I'm really not a make-up artist when it comes to doing my make-up but I thought I would still share with you what I put on my face on some days. Today I decided to use different products, as I have just ran out of my main foundation I went for my 'Revlon Nearly Naked', for Bronzer I used one from the Natural Collection. For blush I went with a bareminerals one and used the veil (these both came in a limited edition box set). As well as the Buxom lipgloss. For eyes I used my Urban Decay 'Theodora' Palette as well as Mac's Bare Study for the base. I like the natural look of the make-up, this is something that I normally go for on a daily basis! What make-up do you normally wear? I will see you in another post tomorrow, Sarah, x

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Third | Music To My Ears

I wanted to put together a music post, cause let's be honest most of us are always looking for new music. Recently I have been really into laid back R'N'B, but of course also rap cause that's always my favourite. With Childish Gambino's new album out we can't go wrong, 'Sweatpants' is so far my favourite one on the album, definitely give it a listen. On Black Friday a "TKO" Justin Timberlake remix came out, with J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T, I actually can't get enough of this, it's always the one I go to play first when I put music on!

I have also become quite a fan of Solange (Beyonce's sister) she seems to have changed her style and is now very chilled out, take a listen to the two tracks I have on here, you will see how beautiful her voice is (try Losing You). Jhene Aiko - EP "Sail Out", her voice is so amazing, you need to listen, the EP is very relaxing, and very enjoyable (try The Vapors, Stay Ready)! Jordin Sparks seems to be coming back with some music, I found a song by her called 11.11 (wish), her voice is so soothing and stunning!

Eminem also brought out his new album recently, I have to say I'm impressed with it, it seems to have a lot more 'Shady' in it! Mack Mills Remix with Ludacris, is a great listen. Partynextdoor - it was just obvious I would like him seeing as he was discovered by Drake and signed to OVO, he has a beautiful voice and the music is amazing (try Wus Good, Make A Mill, Over Here).

So, there you have it; my favourite go-to songs of the now, I hope you enjoy them, if you have any suggestions for me I would be more than happy to give them a listen! See you for the post tomorrow! Sarah, x

p.s/ Tyga has recently just brought out Well Done 4 - Giving it a listen now - Check it out

Sunday, 8 December 2013

12 days of christmas

So for the second year running I have decided to do the 12 days of Christmas again leading up till Christmas day. This will start the 13th December and end 24th December. I hope to make all the posts interesting for you to read and look at and couldn't be more excited about working on them (waking up tomorrow ready to prepare them). I don't quite know what they will involve yet but I will make sure that they are as good as I can make them. I always get to excited about counting down the days till Christmas and this build the excitement even more. I hope you are looking forwards to the big day and have a wonderful December alongside it. Happy Holidays! Sarah, x

On the first day of Christmas / On the second day of Christmas / On the third day of Christmas / On the fourth day of Christmas / On the fifth day of Christmas / On the sixth day of Christmas / On the seventh day of Christmas / On the eighth day of Christmas / On the ninth day of Christmas / On the tenth day of Christmas / On the eleventh day of Christmas / On the twelfth day of Christmas.

Monday, 2 December 2013

christmas/birthday wishlist

Hotel Chocolat - The H-Box Everything Selection - £12.50
Urban Outfitters - Alien 90's crop top - £12.20
PS4 - Call Of Duty Ghosts - £48
John Lewis - PS4! - £349.95
Shop Dixi - Rings - £8-£28
Childish Gambino - because the internet - £6
Amazon - The Fashion Book - £5+
Vogue December Issue - £3.99

So it's the 2nd of December and I am sure you have all thought about what you want for christmas now, if you haven't get your thinking caps on already! I love this time of the year so much, everything about it, the songs, the fairy lights, the happiness it brings people, the food, everything you cant think of. I've put together a little wishlist as you can see. I will never get all of these but it's just to show you (hey a girl can wish right)! Also as my birthday and Christmas are so close I normally put the money together to get something bigger (hence the cheeky PS4 sat on that picture)!

I hope you all get what you wish for at Christmas, I'm sure just being with family is enough! I was lucky enough to get a PS4 on John Lewis at midnight of the release date. I am so excited to get playing it! Let me know what your getting for Christmas? Have a nice week, Sarah, x

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Let's Get Visual

Before I went to university, I took a trip round some shops to take pictures of their visual merchandising as part of a pre-arrival task. I presented this is a scrapbook along with digital and printed fashion inspiring things. This was seen as more of an ice breaker task, for us to get to know each other and get a feel for the course.

I found a little shop called 'Bird's Yard' down Chapel Walk in Sheffield, which sold Sheffield designers under one roof. This meant that locals who had created there own little companies and made clothes, jewellery, homeware, cards and many other things where having a place to sell their little collections and to be promoted. I found this to be a wonderful idea, it was such a lovely place as you can see.

I have always been a fan of Cow Vintage and therefore I went to take photos here, they have so much stock in now they need more space in their shop! From the multicoloured ceiling and the wooden floor the place just has a very retro and quirky feel to it, that and the fact that you can find some real bargains!

Anyway, I felt the need to share these pictures with you, as well as it being a little bit of a different post. I have some great things planned for my christmas countdown, only a week now till I start working on it! Hope you are having a nice day, Sarah, x

Monday, 15 July 2013

brothers graduation

Today has been a wonderful day seeing my brother graduate from University. He had graduated with a 2.1 masters in planning and has also achieved getting a graduate job. Therefore he is set for his future. It was a very hot day and so we all wore summer dresses, though I'm sure the graduates were boiling in their gowns. We then stopped off at a little pub and had a nice meal together. All in all I am so proud of him and can't wait to go to University myself. Congratulations to those of you who have graduated this summer and also good luck to those who are starting University in September! Have fun, Sarah x