Friday, 25 July 2014

My Favourite Things #12

Uni stuff
While I have mentioned that I am stressed already with it still being the first week of the new semester I am however enjoying the lectures and what I am studying.  So far I've only had classes for two of my courses and have been immersing myself in ancient Aegean art and Greek tragedy.  Today I finally have my first Art History lecture which would be a nice change from all the ancient Greek stuff to the Italian Renaissance.
Packages in the mail
I have mentioned this before but I'm once again including this as my books that I ordered on Book Depository are finally and gradually arriving.  I won't lie it's the most exciting thing in the world going to the mail box and finding a package with your name on it, even though they're books for uni it's still exciting.  I'm still waiting on two more books to arrive so the excitement continues!
My IPod
Words cannot describe how much I love/need/rely on my iPod. I use it to check twitter, email, Instagram and of course to listen music which really needs a little overhaul but I just can't bring myself to do it.  It's also very useful when I'm on the train, twice a day for an hour each time :/ It allows me to block out the rest of the world and is especially good when I'm on the train from 3 o'clock onwards, noisy school kids in a confined are *sigh*
Hope you all enjoyed this post! Have an amazing weekend :D

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cover and Conceal


I've only been back to uni for three days and I already need a break, as soon as your back they hit you with all the assignment dates and I instantly become stressed *sigh*
Anyway on to happier things on Sunday I went to Farmers and straight away headed for the makeup.  In a perfect world I would have gotten everything, but for some reason I have a problem where I just can't decide what I want so I just end up not getting anything, this also applies to food as well.

My main goal of the trip was to invest in some foundation and concealer as my current foundation shade makes me look like an oompa lompa, not sure what I was thinking when I got it... I went with Revlon Colourstay for Combination/Oily skin again as it's good and works for me. I got colour matched in store and was two shades lighter than my previous foundation (oops)
While I was there I also wanted to get some concealer so I don't look like death when I get up at insane times for uni.  I had a look at the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer but decided to go with Collection Cosmetics as I've heard great things about it and it's cheaper (it was actually on sale at Countdown which was a major score).  I got it in Fair, the lightest shade and works well, it really does brighten up my eyes.  I originally thought I would be more a medium but I realise with the whole foundation incident I am lighter than I think I am which is weird, I think I'm tricked by all the redness.
Hope you all enjoyed this post! :D

Monday, 21 July 2014

New Beginnings (Kind of)


Today is the first day back at university for me. This should be the last semester of my degree (hopefully) so it's a bit weird not knowing what I'll be doing next year.  I haven't really decided on what I going to do, I've applied for an amazing program next year but if I don't get in I'll have to have a serious think into what I'm going to do. 
This accurately sums up how I'm feeling...
I say this every semester but I do aim to keep on top with all my courses, I'm only doing three as oppose to the usual four as I did summer school which hopefully makes it easier. I'll try to keep up to date with all my readings as usually by week 3 I just give up as I'm too preoccupied with assignments.  I also aim to start essays as early as I can so I'm not in the usual last minute rush to do them in a week as I suck at time management.
I'm naturally a shy person and am not confident enough to go up and talk to people so this semester I want to try to talk to new people. In tutorials I don't really say anything ever so maybe I'll try to be more involved, I only have one tutorial this semester and it's for Art History so hopefully I know what I'm talking about.
Hope you all enjoyed this post, if your starting back at uni today good luck! :D

Friday, 18 July 2014

My Favourite Things #11

New Socks
Pretty much all of my socks are boring and old (I really need to go through them and throw some away) so they're not that interesting to write about.  Yesterday after my Mum came home from her travels into town she gave some socks, at first I was like 'oh, socks' then I really looked at them and was like 'OMG socks!' (something like that)

They're cool as far as socks go. You may or may not know France/Paris is a place I'm obsessed with so you'll see why these socks really appealed to me.  I especially love the middle pair, polka dots and a red heart with J'adore on it <3 ;P

I know I'm not the only one that loves Pinterest.  I've had it for a while but only recently gotten back into the obsession of finding images for my boards.  I created a board of my 'dream home' and since then I've been finding inspiration everywhere. I'm really not sure exactly what I'm looking for all I know is if I like the image I'm pinning it.  It's something I could spend hours doing, I especially love searching all the vintage images; dresses, makeup styles... I'm a lost cause.

Organising Clothes
I was going through my drawers one day and just realised how messy it was with clothes just stuffed in and also the fact I didn't wear most of them as they were more summer clothes. I decided to have a clean out and in doing so threw out quite a bit... For some reason I tend to hold on to things just in case I might change my mind or need again, however I was in a particular mood to throw out stuff so it all went which in a way feels very liberating.

Hope you all enjoyed this post :D  Next week I start back at uni, I always try to be on top of everything every semester but never seem to do so. Hopefully I can do it :) I'm also applying for a really cool program which I'm really excited about, it's that time where I have to think about next year but still not sure about what I want to do...