BEAUTY // Maybelline: The Nudes Palette

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hello there!
I have had the worst week! You don't even know. My MacBook broke on Thursday afternoon so I couldn't get any work done and didn't manage to get it fixed until about 7pm last night after the hefty price of $300 (although I had a seriously lovely chat with my Apple genius - finally a Canadian with banter and the guy who did fix my laptop kept the shop open for me thankfully!). Anyway, because that took so long I missed the ice hockey and I'm two days behind schedule work wise so I missed day of the long boats too. I'm devastated and haven't even got one report finished yet! At least I have had some marks back and they are really good - I'm super happy! I actually got the top mark in the class for one thing (I think!?) so that's just incredible.

Anyway, the point of all this was that to cheer myself I found Maybelline's new palette, The Nudes! This palette isn't available in the UK so I had to find it whilst I was here. It was actually in the first place I looked in (the shop next door to the place I got my Mac fixed) so you know - silver linings.

LIFESTYLE // #lalalove

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hello my lovelies!
It is so difficult finding time to blog. I want to post twice a week (which shouldn't be too hard!) but with 5 assessments in one week sometimes it's just a little tricky managing my time just right. I'm still not quite there but I'm definitely getting there. Anyway, to help tackle this I am starting a new bi-weekly post - #lalalove. I have written posts for this in the past and never actually uploaded them so I'm going to start this and start it right!

STUDY // Study Abroad - two weeks in

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Hello there!
It is crazy to think I have been living in Canada for almost three weeks now. I still do not know how this happened. I know I say that a lot but it’s true. Obviously I can do a flow chart saying how exactly it happened (see below) but I didn’t ever think it actually would happen you know?

Anyway, I thought I’d do a post letting you know how it feels to have successfully completed two weeks of classes. My ‘successfully’ I mean not annoyed the lecturer/failed everything to get kicked off the module. I wouldn’t say it has been all that successful at all – and that kinda sucks.

LIFESTYLE // Homecoming!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hey guys!
On Saturday it was Homecoming at UBC and even though I had two reports to do (and now another two - yay!) and lots of work to do I took the day off and went to support the Thunderbirds in their first football game of the season.

Just saying, we lost 11 to 59 (or something like that). I think my T-Bird spirit is pretty low now - but it was a fun day!

BEAUTY // Real Techniques retractable lip brush and miracle complexion sponge

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hello there!
It has been a little while since I have done a beauty post hasn't it?
Well, just before I left for Canada Boots had a buy one get one half price on real Techniques. I have never owned a real Techniques product before so I thought it was a great time to pick some up (I almost got the Core collection - why didn't I?!)

LIFESTYLE // The Concert Tag

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Hello there!
I was tagged by the lovely Lauren at An Impatient Scot to do this tag and could not pass it up!
This was such a fun tag to do but has gotten me quite sad that I have no actual gigs booked up right now... but here it is! Sure, I was just at Reading Festival but I was working so it doesn't count.

Lifestyle // Vancouver Bucket List

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hi there - can you believe it's already Friday!?
I am freaking out because this means I only have two days before my first lab session and the constant 2 lab reports a week (on top of other quizzes, problem sets, mid-terms and finals. I don't even understand how this happened).

Anyway, I have been thinking and decided to do a bucket list for my time here in Vancouver. I very much doubt I'll get anything done unless I write it down - I'm so forgetful!

Keep an eye on this post. I'll be updating it when I come up with new ideas or to cross something off of the list. Well, that's the idea anyway! With this much work I'm not sure anything will ever get ticked off!

LIFESTYLE // Orientation Day

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hey guys!

Question: when does this become a lifestyle post and not a travel post? I think this is a lifestyle post....

Anyway, yesterday was orientation day at UBC! 

Oh, and before I start: I HAVE REACHED 200 FOLLOWERS!
Thank you so much to each and every one of you who follow me. It means so much and cannot believe I have reached this many followers. It may not be much compared to some but for me this is such a big deal so thank you, thank you, thank you! It was the first thing I saw when I woke up this morning and definitely put me in a fabby (or tabby according to my mac) mood.

TRAVEL // Hello Vancouver!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Hello there!

I'm here. It's official. It's crazy. It's weird. I still don't quite believe it. I am tired as hell. But I'm here and it's great.

Okay, you get the picture.