I just wrote this post and the final spell check malfunctioned and I lost it all!!! 2500 words! It took me three hours to write! I'm so upset, if you're thinking of blogging with Typepad don't because it always causes me trouble and the features are so outdated! If I could turn back time I would 100% go with blogspot, and to think I actually pay for Typepad! Omg FML!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARGH anyway I'm determined to start the week with calmness and serenity!! Godddd that is so annoying!!!! My hands are aching from typing but I really enjoyed writing this post so I suppose I can enjoy writing it again! Not the best ending to a weekend, despite the fact that I really value weekends this term. In my second year, I worked every Saturday and Sunday so I love having some free days! I mostly spent the weekend in bed with my laptop working and blogging. Every Sunday I go through all the images I've saved in my inspiration folder across the week and pick out things I want to try. I'll gather some clothes and makeup that I especially want to wear and will lay them out so I can grab them in the mornings. So here is what I'm looking forward to this week...
Last week... I spent most of last week recovering from the deadlines I had the week before! It feels like I haven't accomplished very much school-wise, but actually I had a poster presentation due for Thursday that was cancelled on the day because of the snow. I worked some overtime too because our store has been re-done and it's looking amazing! We now have kids clothes too which are super cute, and I'm working quite a bit this week as the Christmas rush starts. I get paid on Friday but all my money should go right back on Christmas presents; I'll post my Christmas list this week but it's more of a wishlist as I won't get half the stuff on there!
This week... I'm realising I really need my eyes tested soon, they are so bad at the moment! I'm also working four days instead of my usual two but I don't mind because of the new store. I haven't been on a night out in over two weeks and I'm going out twice this week! I can't wait!! The first night is the birthday of one of my housemates from second year and she's coming up to celebrate with us! Also another of my second year housemates and a few other girls are coming I think so it should be really good! Hopefully as I'm working so much, the week will go really fast. I'm also thinking about next year and applying for some programmes of my dreams for when I graduate- wish me luck!
Coral... I'm obsessed with coral at the moment!! I finally had my nails done on Friday and I was looking for a mauve colour like the one Rihanna wears in the What's My Name video on rounded gels. The technician brought out a dark blue/purple colour instead which I was going to just have but then I spotted an amazing neon coral on the shelf and changed for that- it's gorgeous!! I'll show you tomorrow in my nails of the week. I'm fighting the urge to use all my new nail things as they are so perfect and shiny at the moment, and a clean pop of colour is really effective. I was inspired to dig out my coral American Apparel u-neck dress which for a moment I feared I'd left at home, but I might wear it this week! The dress is quite transparent and very tight so I'll have to head down to M&S for some magical underwear as I want to avoid VPL at all costs! I've seen terrible VPLs all over town with maxi dresses recently! Even though I am low on funds, I naughtily just bought a Topshop coral bodycon dress I remembered from a while ago as I found it for cheap on eBay! I really hope it comes in time!
I'll also be wearing some coral lipsticks as I'm on a big coral kick right about now. I've pulled out No17's Dreamy, a creamy bubblegum pink, and Barry M's 147, a flamingo pink. I've got an OCC Liptar in Divine with is an amazing neon coral pink, but the formulas mean they are so time consuming to put on with a lip brush! Sometimes I'll blend a little over my lipstick to make the colour brighter. I also have these coral earrings I got in a River Island sale in the summer which I might wear to work; they remind me of strawberries! Rihanna is my ultimate colour inspiration right now; I want my life to have the colours from the Only Girl in the World video!
Pics from DirtyLittleStyleWhore tumblr
Makeup... I've also been really into bright blush at the moment, I'm going to film my November favourites beauty video tomorrow hopefully! Makeup that comes off throughout the day is the bane of my life and so I've been using this Topshop cream blush in Neon Rose under powders to make blush last longer. I put loads on but by the time you get out the door it seems to tone down perfectly and it lasts all day! Llymlrs has this colour too and it always looks gorgeous, love her blog!
I got this Lush lipscrub last week and can't stop wearing it, I put it on when I start doing my makeup in the morning to get rid of dry bits but I swear I just eat it for breakfast! I've also been inspired by tonnes of pictures recently to have much thicker eyeliner; I'll have to get a new one as this Rimmel liner is wearing thin! When I go out this week I'm planning on doing bright cheeks and lips with only black eyes, I'll probably use the black from the Sleek Circus palette that my sister Chloe got me my birthday and an Illamasqua eyebrow cake in Vehement (not on my eyebrows though haha!). I'll also layer a hot pink Barry M lipliner under my lipstick so it's brighter and lasts the night! I have to plan everything in advance as I even have recurring dreams that I'm not ready for things; I always dream I'm in a club with no makeup on!
Pic from Zoe Claudia tumblr
Lashes... I keep mucking up eyelashes at the moment and I go all butter fingers and end up getting glue all over my hands, my eyes and the lashes! I go through phases of being really good at putting them on or just being hopeless. I've ruined two pairs of Nicola x Eylure lashes recently and managed to salvage one so I might buy another pair as I can get them at work with my discount. Or I'll wear my Eylure double lashes which are like two pairs sewn together! They are SO long haha!
Hair dye... Remember when pastel hair streaks were an online trend early this year? I dabbled with pink in Sweden and even bleached a bit of my hair (it didn't work) but I might dust off my dye this week and have a few streaks! Nothing major, just maybe a couple or ends of a little section of the underneath part. Something really subtle though! My housemate has had a blonde and then purple section this year and it looked great!
Pics from DirtyLittleStyleWhore tumblr
Food... Our house this year is slightly on the manky side, even if it is small and cute! My bedroom walls are wet with damp and our kitchen is teeny tiny, so I haven't been enthusiastic about cooking this term. I'll be really busy with school and work this week though, so I'll try and stock up on some quick things and make sure I take loads of vitamins! I'll definitely need the calming primrose oil, in fact I need an overdose of it right now!!!!!!!
Body... Now that my nails are so lovely after finally being re-done, I'll try to keep my hands in tiptop condition by moisturising them loads. As I'm going out twice, I might apply a layer or two of fake tan, although you might consider me crazy if I go out with bare legs this week! I used to always wear tights even in the summer but now I think that I can wear tights when I'm older and might as well be happy with what I've got now! Plus a layer of tan only warms up my skin as I'm so fair and St. Moriz has a green undertone so it's not orange. It's only £2.99 from Savers and works a treat! It just gives a little bit of extra confidence.
Hair... Speaking of fake, I'm a little hesitant to admit I bought some hair extensions! I used to think fake tan and hair looked terrible but that was back when it was so obvious and tacky, but nowadays girls have such subtle and lovely tans and clip-ins that you don't notice! I waffled about this in a YouTube video I filmed on Friday evening! I'm not going to have the hair showing anyway, it is only as long as my shortest layers. I bought a humongous row for only £6 and I've sewn a few layers onto some comb clips. It's straight now but I'm going to curl it up a bit and my plan is that I'll backcomb it and clip it under the top layer of my hair. My thinking is that I can backcomb the fake bits to save me from backcombing my own hair for volume and damaging it! I've took a flash photo to compare the colour and hopefully it will blend in with my own hair when it's hidden. I didn't get real hair as the idea and the ethics make me feel a bit funny and it would be about £30!
Accessories... I've worn a hair bow everyday for the past five years!! I'll wear my larger Gina Tricot bow to work this week and of course my usual H&M bows every other day. I'll also try and wear some rings but you know I always forget to accessorise! I also think sometimes an outfit looks better with just a dress, hair and makeup as the focal points. I've pulled out these rings to wear though from Tanya Burr, Nasty Gal and River Island.
Outfits... Clothes-wise, I'll be wearing my work uniform (skinny jeans and staff t-shirt) most of this week so don't need many outfits! I really fancy wearing my Christopher Kane x Topshop alligator t-shirt though as I haven't worn it since Sweden and it makes you feel really cool! I am certainly not cool but I can try! I also might wear these Monki sky print trousers/jeggings as I'm a bit hesitant to wear them normally but maybe with my New Look furry boots they will look like leggings under my coat. I've also pulled out this chunky Zara camel jumper with elbow pads and this Topshop knitted cardigan thing with all lace down the back. I might wear some cream tights too and these leggings with criss-cross cut outs with black tights underneath! I've been wearing my velvet leggings too much this term!
Shopping list... Thank you for your recommendations of nail polish thinner- I won't be adding polish remover now! I can't find any in Boots or Superdrug so I may try online. I also really want a Yankee Candle as my room is so dull and my Keratin treatment has nearly washed out so I need a new conditioner! Eeek back to square one, how can I smooth my kinks and frizz?! I reeeally need my eyebrows done right now so that is first on my list, and as my rent is due I will try and not buy anything else!
Annoyances... I thought of loads of annoyances in the original post but now I can't remember them- how ironic haha! Typepad is definitely one!! Also my laptop is getting to old age and I have no comma and full stop keys, so every time I want to type one, I have to copy and paste it from somewhere! As you can imagine, this makes writing posts/assignments take ten million times longer!!
By the way, once decided, I lay out the clothes and makeup I pick out on my chair and dressing table (well, chest of drawers) so I can easily grab them in the morning. Haha I'll have to come back and reference this post so I remember all my plans, should make it much easier! I hope your week starts well, do tell me if you're planning on wearing anything, I know many bloggers ask this at the end of posts but I love to hear! It's almost like me reading other people's posts xx