8 November 2014

A magical city


Bath has been a city that I wanted to visit for a very long time. I have seen it in Hannah Maggs vlogs, on several pictures and in general I have heard many people speak about it. I honestly didn't know what the fuss was all about until I came there. The main purpose of my visit was to see Colleen's show (yes, I am obsessed with her) but of course I also did some sightseeing. Bath is a very small place, yet it has a lot to offer. Whilst I was walking around I wished I had more than two eyes as there is always something beautiful in sight, may it be a historical building or a cute little café, everything looks absolutely perfect. 

I sadly didn't get the chance to go into the Roman Baths or into the Fashion museum, but I will keep that for another visit as I am certainly coming back at some point! Although it was freezing and raining from time to time, I really enjoyed walking along the river, looking at three rainbows and strolling down the little roads. 

If you have the chance to go to Bath or if you are looking for a place for a short break I highly suggest you to go there, it is absolutely stunning! As I am writing this I realise that I sound like someone talking about a product on QVC, but I genuinely have just fallen in love with Bath! 

What is your favourite city? :) xx

31 October 2014

Zombie


Guys I cannot even explain how sorry I am that I haven't blogged in a month! I have just been really busy with University and life (yes I actually have a life here for a change haha) and whenever I do have time it is pitch black outside (thank you to the one who thought changing time was a good idea) so I can't take any pictures. I have been thinking about getting myself a very cheap softbox so I can blog more often again because I genuinely miss it.

Enough rambling; yesterday we went out for Halloween and obviously dressed up. Only a few days ago I saw Tess Christines Zombie make up tutorial on YouTube and instantly knew that I wanted to recreate it, I never knew it was so easy to create wounds! The make up was relatively easy to do, but putting in contacts was on a whole new level haha. After seeing everything blurry and having a teary eye for hours (my eye is still red 15 hours after removing it) I truly appreciate having a good eye sight and not having to put up with this every single morning & evening; I genuinely do not know how people do it haha. Apart from the contact lens struggle I had a really good night out!

Did you go out for Halloween? If so, what did you dress up as? :) x

3 October 2014

LUSH Christmas Event Portsmouth


Yesterday after Uni I rushed to the train station (High heels were definitely the wrong choice) to catch my train with Faye and Catherine to go to the Lush Christmas Event in Portsmouth where I finally got to meet the lovely Alice and Ami. At first we had a little look around the shop until the Christmas collection 2014 finally got revealed. After taking a few pictures all the bloggers went into a separate room where we got a more detailed presentation of the new bath bombs, shower gels, etc. Winter collections are usually my favourite; you get very sweet scents such as snow fairy, fresh scents like So White but also (my favourite), spicy scents like Hot Toddy. Some of my favourite bath bombs were the christmas hedgehog (it's so adorable!), the melting snowman which I had last christmas and looove and cinders

In the end of the event we all got to make our own Comforter which was so much fun! Although mine doesn't look quite as professional as the ones you can buy, I enjoyed making my own bath product SO much! We also got to create our own goody bag; I chose the Hot Toddy Shower gel, the snowman shower jelly, the snow fairy bar and the shoot for the stars bath bomb. 

Thank you so much to Lush for making such a lovely event, I had such a fun evening! Definitely go and check out their new collection in your local Lush store, you surely won't be disappointed! 

What is your favourite Lush product? :) xx


2 October 2014

checked skirt | OOTD

In the last few weeks I seem to have developed a thing for checked clothing, I used to genuinely dislike it but now every checked item catches my eye and wants to make its way into my wardrobe. As a fashion student I also feel kind of obliged to own the latest trends so when I saw this gorgeous skirt I couldn't help but take it home. Although the skirt looks kind of smart-ish I think if you combine it with a plain T-Shirt or even blouse it's still not too much for uni etc. Here in Southampton it has been pretty warm recently, but as soon as it gets colder I will wear this skirt with plain wool jumpers, that combination would make a really cosy looking winter outfit in my opinion :)

I do feel like I need to apologise for the rather unprofessional setting, but there is no one to take my outfit photos here so I had to use my tripod and camera remote in my bedroom. 

The skirt is from NewLook, the T-Shirt from Missguided and the shoes are form Pull&Bear

What is your favourite A/W trend? :) xx

30 September 2014

charity shop finds


After my little stroll through Southampton the other day I ended up on a little street with a couple of charity shops and couldn't help but pop in. What I love most about charity shops is that you have no idea what items you will find inside and I think the calm atmosphere is just so lovely. My favourite part of those shops is always the book section, not only are the books very cheap, you also don't feel like you are wasting a lot of money on something that you might end up not liking. Also, why buy the book in a high street shop when the money is for a good cause? I ended up getting four books; a novel called 'All that I am', two fashion books that come in handy for my course and a book called 'my little Paris'. Each of those books only cost me 1.50, so all in all that is less than one book in a high street shop. I also ended up getting the movie Notting Hill for 1.50, I absolutely love it! The area it is set in is gorgeous (I wish I lived there) and the story is very cute, too. Last but not least I also spotted a bronze bowl for 2.00 that I use to store my cotton pads in, looks much cuter than leaving them in the plastic bag. 

If my calculations haven't gone completely wrong (which they might have haha) I ended up spending less than 10 Pounds and got quite a few bits. I can't wait to start reading my books and watch Notting Hill with a cuppa :)

What was your best charity shop find? :) xx

28 September 2014

exploring southampton

After doing my first wash at Uni yesterday morning I went to explore Southampton, because the only place I actually know well here is ASDA haha. On Twitter the lovely Alice told me to go to Ocean Village and the Old Town and that's exactly what I did, so thank you! :) Ocean village is a beautiful part of Southampton with gorgeous little houses and a view on boats (or yachts...?). I'd love to live there, but as a student that is obviously not affordable. On my walk in between the gorgeous buildings I met a beautiful white cat that I would have loved to take home, it was so pretty and reminded me of a snowball haha :) 

My next stop was Itchen Bridge where I got a great view over Ocean Village and the rest of Southampton as well as something that looked like a factory, but I'm not too sure what it was. As I have only been here for one week I pretty much have no idea where what is and how to get to places, so I just headed back and somehow ended up on Oxford Street which led to the Old Town that finally got me to the High Street which I was already familiar with. I quickly popped into Lidl where I found plain tomato sauce (yes I got very excited about that) and also got myself some Almond Milk. 

I would list you all the places that I have been to, but I genuinely do not know where I was apart from Ocean village, because I literally just walked without knowing where I went :) I am also planning on doing a little update post about University, but I want to wait until my course has fully started and I actually have something to talk about. 

Have a good day! :) xx


24 September 2014

a few beauty bits


I must admit I have been really lazy regarding my make up routine lately, I still love make up but I've been noticing it become more like a chore for me than a pleasure, so I have also kind of stopped purchasing make up, I just don't really get excited over it anymore like I once used to. So when I was in London last weekend I didn't even fancy going into Space NK or Liberty, which was probably great for my purse. When I went into Boots though, I spotted a gorgeous Rimmel lipstick and picked it up because I think it's a gorgeous A/W colour (although I hate the packaging, it looks so cheap!) The shade is called 128 starry eyed and is a darker berry colour. Back in Austria I still had a voucher from a high end make up store so I used that to buy Clarins lipstick in the colour 05 pink berry, which is also a berry colour (as the name suggests), just a tad lighter and more appropriate for everyday wear. 

For my birthday back in August I received the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume and I absolutely love it. Marc Jacobs flacons always look adorable, but this one is by far my favourite, because it's not too colourful and crazy, it's just very cute and pretty. 

After I had a not so great day yesterday, I quickly popped into Lush and picked up a shampoo bar that is supposed to stimulate the roots and hair growth plus it's supposed to make my hair shinier. After 1 wash I obviously cannot tell you wether it actually makes my hair grow faster, but I definitely noticed, that my hair is shinier than it usually is & I really appreciate that :)

My hair colours has become a lot lighter recently (my colour has washed out) and I found it looking a little bit brassy and it just wasn't a colour I was happy with so I got myself a silver shampoo from Bleach London. The purple liquid looks really scary at first, but I think it actually helps! It doesn't eliminate the brassy tones entirely, but it definitely tones them down, which I am very happy with!