New York Photo Diary

This week I did something I’ve always wanted to do – go to New York. Words can’t even explain how amazing a city it is and in four short days I managed to cram in so much – go to a Broadway show (School Of Rock if you’re interested, which was amazing); visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; go to the top of the One World Observatory (the tallest building in the Western hemisphere); see the Empire State Building; go to the 9/11 memorial and Ground Zero site and have breakfast in the Rockerfeller Centre.

While I have no words to explain what an amazing time I had, I’ve tried to convey it in pictures – I hope you enjoy looking through them. Continue reading

#Paperhaul review*

I get excited over stationery and I’m not even sorry.

I got sent the recent #PaperHaul box ft Hollie Roberts to review and it’s ace! #PaperHaul is a subscription box which costs £10 + postage per month and features note cards, post cards, wrapping paper and the like!

If, like me, you still send snail mail to your friends, it’s pretty cool. They also get different illustrators and themes for the boxes. I’m not sure which month was the Hollie Roberts box because there’s not a lot of information on the website but the designs are really adorable! Continue reading

Moving on

Three years ago today, I found out I’d got into university. Today, I have finally left university behind, having moved out of my last university flat officially.

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When you first realise you’re going to be moving away for three years, it sounds kind of daunting, especially when it’s four hours from home. I was never one for homesickness and honestly, I’ve only ever felt homesick once while at uni and it was at the start of my second year when all shit hit the fan. For me, moving away from home was nowhere near the hardest part, no matter how daunting it sounded to begin with. Continue reading

On graduating // life update

I graduated last month. I’m now officially a graduate. Fuck my life.

Was my degree worth it? I’ll let you know when I get a job in a relevant sector that pays ca$h money.

Being a graduate is stressful. I’m moving into a new flat at the end of this week and I’ve haven’t felt stress like this since I was trying to finish my dissertation without having a complete breakdown. Having said that, I’m one of the few people I know who is actually sad to have graduated – I had an amazing time at university and would go back in a heartbeat, so much so that I’m considering doing a masters next year. That’s next year’s problem though. Continue reading

Styling hair extensions*

If you read my previous hair-related post, you’ll have seen that Irresistible Me sent me these gorgeous extensions* which I dyed to match my own hair. In that post you can find all the information on which set I chose, what they’re like and how I dyed them. Here, you can see how I styled them up!

Now in all honestly, my attitude when it comes to hair is the less effort it takes, the better. Aside from constantly dying it, I don’t style it much, only ever use heat if I desperately have to and seriously, my housemate uses my hairbrush more than I do. Continue reading

Hair Extensions with Irresistible Me*

Since the ripe old age of 16 when I cut my hair into a truly diabolical bob, I’ve had an interest in hair extensions. Having had significantly less hair disasters since then, I put the idea of extensions to the back of my mind until Irresistible Me kindly offered to send me a set of theirs!*

I opted for the 200g, 22inch Royal Remy Clip In Hair Extensions in Platinum Blonde which obviously don’t match my hair, but my intention was to custom dye them as my hair is brown with a pink dip-dye. However, if you have naturally coloured hair, Irresistable Me have a huge colour range which would make it easy to match to your natural colour. These extensions are 100% human hair which makes them safe to dye and heat style, though not in excess as it’ll damage the hair. Continue reading

2000 Trees Festival 2016

Festival season for me this year is now officially over, and this is a sad thing. Last week I had the pleasure of going to 2000 Trees in Cheltenham as an early birthday trip for one of my best friends, and we had a cracking time!

2000 Trees is a festival I’ve known about for a few years but never had much of an opportunity to go to until now. I can’t get over how small it was – the entire festival was pretty much the same size as one of the Download campsites, it was tiny! I loved it, the main stage was about a 5 minute walk from the tent which is a huge novelty. Continue reading

What I got for my 21st birthday

I’M 21 NOW AND THAT MEANS I’M AN ACTUAL PROPER ADULT, PAST THE POINT OF RETURN.

FUCK.

So this past Sunday (June 26th) marked the ability of me being able to get drunk in America, and I had a party on Saturday night with a few of the BFFs and my family, got drunk, went to bed when the sun was coming up, the usual. Sunday was pretty chilled out and my sister came round in the afternoon,  before spending the 27th at Go Ape in Sherwood Forest with her and her fiance which was a right laugh! If you’ve never been, I would definitely recommend it, they’re located all round the country. Continue reading