Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bowler hats and beauty buys

Hello again! Wow, on it aren't I? Two posts in a matter of days!

To be honest I haven't got a great deal else to do as I'm off work for a week or so because I'm waiting for my CRB check to come through (another annoyance of working at an airport!).

You will also be pleased to hear that I got a marketing internship after Thursday's interview. Though, in a strange twist of events, it isn't with the charity that I applied for. They (the charity) thought another candidate was better suited to the organisation; however one of the interviewers liked me so much that she wants me to intern at her company!

So yeah, off work for the time being, I took some sneaky photos whilst I was alone in the flat yesterday because I rather liked my outfit (N.B: I was popping out to town- I DON'T look like this when lounging about doing nothing). Here it is...

Bowler hat: £3, Primark; Earrings: 50p, car boot sale; Leather Jacket: Topshop sale; Top: Topshop;  Bag:  £8,  vintage fair; Arty-a-like: eBay; Belt: 50p, charity shop; Shorts: £5, COW vintage Bham (bought as jeans); Shoes: Aldo
I've been messing about on Photoshop as I'd like to get into editing my photos more and giving them more of a vintage look. Constructive criticism appreciated!

I love this bag and totally forgot about it, isn't finding old stuff in your wardrobe awesome?

Beauty-ful Buys

Yes so beauty! Not my usual forté ey?

A little something about me: I love ANYTHING coconut flavoured/scented and I have scoured the earth (okay, several shops in England) for a decent, but not expensive (I still refuse to pay what the Body Shop charge for most of their smellies!) coconut shower wash.

Ladies... I believe I have found the answer.

I spotted this new range in Bodycare and thought I'd give it a go. I got the shower cream at 79p (I believe) and the dry shampoo at, I think, £1.49.

I can confirm that both products are excellent! The shower cream is amazing value for money- it's really rich, with loads of lather and smells amazing!

The dry shampoo was impressive too. It's a bit cheaper than Batiste and smells really nice. To be honest I find some of the Batiste fragrances a bit sickly and overpowering but this one smells gorgeous. I'm converted!

The brand is called Inecto (yep, never heard of it!) and unfortunately, neither of my products, from the 'Pure Coconut' range are on the website! I assure you that they're still in the Bodycare stores.

I think I'll be trying the body scrub and moisturising lotion next.

Hope you enjoyed my one off beauty tip!


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Back for good?


Wow it's been time, no? I do sincerely apologise for my appalling blogging but I've been fairly busy recently.

Since the last post I've moved into my new flat in Manchester; unpacked and placed all furniture, clothes, shoes etc...; set the place up with phone and internet; been job hunting- the list goes on!

In my last post, I mentioned a new blazer I picked up at a car boot sale for £2.50

Earrings: 50p, car boot; Top: £2, vintage shop

It's an old size 14, so a little oversized. I should've taken a close-up because I love the detail- parts of the checks are made up of little dogstooth patterns (probably my favourite print ever!). I'm also rather found of the black velvet collar.

I thought it'd be perfect for interviews, though I haven't had much luck on the job front. Finding a graduate job is considerably harder than I expected so I'm working in a bar at Manchester airport at the moment- not the dream but it's paying the rent.

I have however got an interview tomorrow. It's only for an internship but I think the extra experience will help me get that elusive media job.

Did you notice I've chopped my hair off?

Admittedly, it doesn't look its best right now; it looked great when it was done at Toni & Guy! I was fed up of the old mop after all the black dying/colour stripping/ red dying fail/ shaved side. I feel like it's in much better condition now and the colour looks better because the dark ends have been cut off.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of my new flat (it's getting increasingly homely-er) and post something new as soon as I have any interesting news/purchases!

Me and the boyf- we literally had all the furniture given and this photo was on the front of our thank you cards!
The boudoir

The guest room...

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