Saturday, 30 July 2011

Never come back.

It is becoming a bit of a habit of mine, quickly posting literally minutes before I need to leave the house. Going to a intimate gig tonight at Independent in Sunderland. One of the regions dingiest places, but everyone loves it just the same. The band's called Hyde and Beast, and they are really good. Looking forward to it, and also having a good drink after a hectic day at work. 
After work today I decided to have a little rummage around town and bought some foundation, lipstick and a lovely Topshop dress.

It only cost £6.30, so safe to say I was buzzing! Its a leather skirt and grey top combined, and I know it doesn't look very summery but I couldn't pass up on such a good bargain! 
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! XOX

Friday, 29 July 2011

Starry eyed

I've had a pretty hectic last 7 days, from working ridiculous hours to having to travel down to Leeds for an interview and getting the internet installed into the new house. I am so excited to move in. Although it is very bare at the minute, it has potential to be a gorgeous little 4 bedroom house that me and the other 3 girls will love living in! Plus we have a stray cat living in the garden and she's just had 3 kittens which are so cute! 
I also got the job that I was interviewing for. It is just a part time job for some extra cash while at uni, as I struggled last year. So I am pretty chuffed.
Also as a treat for working loads last week, Neil and I are going on a little shopping trip to Manchester on Monday to spend my well earned cash. Very excited for that as we haven't been away together since February. 
This dress is something I picked up in Leeds a while ago, £3 from H&M. Absolute bargain.
I'd also like to apologise for the arm pose that is going on it this photo. But my fringe is at that awkward length when it doesn't tie back but looks stupid when forward.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

H&M wishlist

I've always been a huge fan of H&M, probably like many of you. There are always gorgeous clothes to choose from, and the prices are very reasonable. Especially when you use the bf's discount...
A H&M catalouge came through the post the other day and I spent ages trawling through it. So I've made a little collage of some of the items I am lusting after the most. 
When I get paid tomorrow, I'm going to buy the pink midi skirt which is the first picture. I've wanted it for a few weeks now but it has been sold out in store. Now that I have been informed by Neil that it has been restocked, I am straight there to buy mine. I also want another floppy hat, other than the purple one I've got. The black one will go with more.
If I do purchase the black one, which I'm sure I will, I will be putting my other one on Ebay if anyone is interested in buying?

If anyone hasn't seen Harry Potter yet, I can't stress enough how much you need to. It is truly amazing!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Dusty Pink

After last nights shift at work, I have 3 full days off and I intend to make the most of them. Going for a Toby Carvery today, heaven on earth. Nothing nicer than a carvery, already so excited. Tomorrow I'm going to see HARRY POTTER FINALLY! Sometimes I feel like I really want to see it, but other times I don't because it is sinking in that this is the end... I started reading the books when I was 6 years old, and I didn't realise I would be this attached by the time I was 20. But I expect nobody did. Then me and Neil are going for a Frankie and Benny's after to help ease the pain. Pizza always helps in difficult times like these.
Not sure of Tuesdays plans but I will probably be spending the whole day in bed with ice cream on a massive Harry Potter come down.

This is the outfit I'm wearing today to go for lunch with the girls. 
Blazer: Ebay   Top: Primark   Jeans: Topshop

I adore this blazer. I bought it off ebay for around £1.99 and I wear it with anything it will go with basically. I love the dusty pink colour. The plain black tee i'm wearing I bought in the Primark sale for £2 and its great. I can just throw it on and it looks fab. It has a really low back,which I tried to show in the photo but I couldn't get it all in. it almost goes down to the back of my knees.

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. And if anyone has seen HP, let me know how it is!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

between order and randomness

So yet again I have gone and changed the layout of my blog. I clearly just get bored far too easily. I just see so many pretty ones and get envious, but I have decided to just keep it simple this time. No doubt in a weeks time I will find it too boring and change it again.
I am also contemplating giving my blog a better name. 'CHUCK' was just the first thing that popped into my head when I started my blog in April, and I feel as though it needs something a bit better. But that has yet to come to me.
So as stated in my previous post, I went against the promise I made to myself and dyed my hair again (from which I am still recovering from the allergic reaction). 
It looks quite brown in the photo but it is more of a v.light brown/dark blonde in the light. I am quite happy with it, considering I have gotten rid of my god awful roots. This is the lightest I have ever been, hair wise. And I am tempted to go lighter, just because I haven't before... I WILL be bald by the time I am 30.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Go your own way.

Well I have had a right interesting few days! Me and my bestest went out on Saturday night, which ended up being amazing. The unplanned ones always end up being the best don't they?! But in the taxi home I spilt a few chips so he locked me out of the taxi and locked my friend inside demanding £30! We were right outside of my house where I could have easily gotten some kitchen towel and wiped them up so we refused to pay. BUT THEN, he rang the police haha! It is so funny now thinking about it. When the police came they totally took our side and were well annoyed at the driver for calling them out at 5am over a few chips. So they told him to 'do one' and drove my mate home. CRAZY NIGHT.
Then the next day I woke up with a really swollen eye, it looked horrendous. And that turned out to be a slight allergic reaction to hair dye. But it's gone now thankfully.
I am quite annoyed at myself for dying my hair though after I promised I wouldn't. My roots were just getting so bad though that I couldn't help myself. I need a slap on the wrist.
I did buy myself this gorgeous poncho/cape thing that I've been wanting for weeks but my local Primark never seemed to have it in. I spotted it on Tuesday though and could not help myself. Especially seeing as it was the only one!

Anyone going to see Harry Potter tomorrow? Excited doesn't even cover it AAAAHHH!


Tuesday, 12 July 2011


Just to let everyone know that I have put my prom dress up on ebay, just in case anyone fancied having a look. I will be putting a lot more stuff on ebay over the next few days so keep an eye out.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Really wish my hair was still this colour...

Lucky Strike

I would like to introduce you to my favourite wardrobe item ever. It is also my most wrecked wardrobe item, ever. The amount of times the seams have come away and it has had to be re-stitched. I have lost count. I just love it too much to part with it though. Just thought I would throw it on today because I think it looks amazing with the orange. And the fact that Rihanna owns it makes no difference whatsoever...
 Jacket: H&M   Top: H&M   Jeans: Primark   Belt: Primark

Apologies for the hair, I understand I look slightly wild but you know when you just can't be bothered to straighten it? 

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Burning Your Boats.

Just before Glastonbury I bought some high waisted Levi shorts, primerally for the festival. But since I have been back, I've hardly taken them off! They are so comfy and go with pretty much anything. And they only cost me £9 on ebay which is an added bonus. So you will hardly be suprised to know that I am wearing them now. I'm not doing much today, only looking after my boyfriends puppy while he is at work.
Cute isn't he? His name is Henry and he is the most well-behaved dog I have ever come across. Mostly because for some reason he can't bark. I love a quiet dog.
Anyway, I also thought I would show you the outfit I decided to wear today, just because I haven't done an outfit post since before Glasto and wanted to show my shorts.

Blouse: ASOS   Shorts: Levi, Ebay   Belt: Primark   Brouges: Topshop

I got this top about 4 months ago in an ASOS sale, for £8. Probably because it is actually a maternaty blouse. And before you ask, no I am not pregnant. I just loved it, it was so cheap and you can't even tell when it's tucked into jeans or shorts. Pretty good bargain I think.
Also, I've just decided to start watching Game of Thrones today as I've heard some good reviews. Anyone seen it?

Monday, 4 July 2011

Face and Hair.

I have a couple of things I want to talk about today. The first one being foundation.
I have recently ran out of my favourite foundation that I have been using for years. 

It is Boots No7 Mousse Foundation in 15. I think I first started using it when I was 16 and thought it was an absolute God send. It made my skin look so flawless, lasted around 8 hours, was shine-free and only cost £11. I think that is amazing considering it lasted me around 4 months, even when used every single day. I could sing this foundation's praises forever. So you can imagine I was devastated when I recently went to Boots and was told this product had been discontinued. I have always found that mousse foundation is the best for my skin and it gives me the kind of coverage I want, but there aren't that many to choose from on the high street. I know a lot of people go to Maybelline for their mousse foundation, in the Dream Matte Mousse collection, but I had heard some bad reviews about it. But I bit the bullet and decided to buy it, just until I find a new mousse foundation. 
I bought it in Nude as I am quite pale. It covers well, though not as well at No7 did. The price is also a very reasonable £7. It just doesn't last very long on my skin, and gives me a few spots on my forehead. I've always happened to be one of those lucky people who NEVER get spots. That is until now. They aren't bad, just an annoyance. 
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced mousse foundation that isn't Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse?

The second thing I wanted to talk about is this new product I happened to come across this morning. I was just flicking through the channels and saw on one of the shopping channels (can't remember which one), a new product called Jo Baz Hair Colour Removal Kit

I must have watched it in fascination for about an hour. It claims to be a safe and effective way to remove permanent hair dye from your hair, without any bleaching or hair damage whatsoever. It simply shrinks the colour molecules in your hair so you can basically wash them away. The picture above is for hair that has been excessively dyed or dyed an extremely dark of difficult colour such as black or red. The did a live example of this product in use on a girl with jet black hair, and after 5minutes of having the product on her hair, it was light brown! You can also get products for DIY hair disasters or first time dying that you didn't like. They even said it is so safe for your hair that you could use it every week, just for those who are incredibly indecisive when it comes to hair colour! 
Now I for one have a terrible habit of dying my hair due to boredom. And recently, as stated in a previous post, I am trying to salvage my hair before I go bald. I want to go back to my natural colour, because I know when my roots get really bad I will be so tempted to reach for the hair dye bottle again. So I was so excited when I saw this on TV this morning. I am seriously contemplating buying some. Although I think I want to look through a few reviews first, just to see that what they claim is true.
Just thought I would let you know incase you were as interested as I was.

Hope everyone has enjoyed their Monday as best as they can! XOX