Good Buy

Hey hey,

Here's a quick, and little delayed, post about some recent Miss Selfridge sale purchases I made for a wee pick me up- and remember, Arcadia allow student discount off sale items, unlike a lot of retailers. 

My uni campus is based by a lovely river so my lovely friend (and photographer for the day), Claire, and I decided to have a wander and take some outfit pics whilst the sun was out. It's the last time we've seen the sun in Aberdeen for a while now...

It was a day for double denim and the last chance I had to wear sunglasses. Bye-bye bight sky.

Smiling in the sun

All Miss Selfridge
Loose Knit Croptop- £10
High Waited Jeans- £18
Rings (4 Pack)- £3.50
Gold Hoop Earrings (3 Pack)- £2.50

Denim Jacket- Vintage Basement, Brick Lane
Ankle Boots- Office Shoes
Backpack- New Look

Stay Beautiful!


How To: Psychedelic Pastel Nails

Hey there

Today I thought I'd do a quick and easy 'How to' for water marble nails. I recently tried out doing my own acrylic nail extensions and am having fun trying out different styles.

Here's an image from last week's nail art.

So this week I've gone for some pastel tones in a marble effect, with gold gems for a fun finished look.

You will need:
- Base coat
- White nail varnish
- A selection of pastel tones
- Gems (I got this wheel of gems from poundland)
- Water in a dish or glass
- Nail varnish remover
- Cotton buds

Step 1

Apply your base coat then cover nails with white polish. This will allow for the colours to stand out better. 

Step 2

Using the brush, apply a drop of colour to the centre of the glass (it's best to keep the lids unscrewed to make changes easier). Repeat this using each colour until there are several rings of strong colour -I did it about 11 times.

(My flat is on a slant so everything drooped to one side...)

Step 3

Use a wooden stick (nail art stick or tooth pick) and lightly drag the pint over areas of the circle moving from the outside to the centre each time.

Step 4

Make a claw shape with your fingers, dip onto the pattern, keeping your hand steady.

Step 5

It's a mess!! 
Don't worry, just g around the edges with cotton buds dipped in nail varnish remover and tidy it up.

Step 6

Add a top coat before using a wooden nail art stick (adding a tiny dot of water to the end) to pick up the gems and apply to the nails.

Step 7

Add a final top coat and live life with gorgeous nails!

It is possible to get the same pattern on each nail by repeating the process on one nail at a time but I personally prefer the mismatched marble style and it's so much easier than doing each nail individually. 

Give it a go! 

Stay beautiful,


Tumblr Tagged + Liebster Award= ??

Righty oh,

So I've been tagged by multiple people- listed below- for both Tumblr Tagged and Liebster Award. These are where a blogger is picked by another, provided with a number of questions to answer then goes on to choose other bloggers to answer some questions of their own.. and so on. Finally I'm getting around to doing it so thank you taggers and sorry for the delay!

Nicole- Fashion Fruit
Kim & Kyle- itsksquared.blogspot
Chloe- Simple Beauty Chatter (although I can't seem to find the questions)

Each have provided a list of questions and I thought I'd pick 5 from each and do a Tumblr/Liebster mash-up for this post- A Tumbster Tagward... Okay that's really not very catchy but here I go,

Nicole's Questions

Are you religious? If so what do you believe?
I am a Christian. I'd say it's more than a religion- It's about having a close relationship with God and letting love, faith and forgiveness trump other emotions and circumstances.

Popcorn or a hot dog at the cinema?
Popcorn- Salted. Tango Ice Blast- Mixed.

Jeans and crop top or short dress?
I do wear a lot of both but I'm going to say it's 65% crop top and jeans (or skirt..or shorts).

What is your favourite smell?
New babies. I know. I'm a weirdo...

Where do you see yourself next year?
Kicking ass as 4th year Fashion Management student and just being generally awesome.

Kim & Kyle's Questions

Give 2 random facts about you!
I am obsessed with cheddar.. the cheese not money.
I love Nickelodeon with a passion. 
I don't care what anyone says. It's cool to watch Victorious!
What are your favorite types of blog posts(hauls, reviews, etc.)?
Street style- doing my own 'Snap That!' posts and seeing others. 
Finding Fashion- where I look at cool, young individuals who have started up brands (check my previous ones on Urban Bird Clothing and Liroff Headbands).
High Street Edits- where I take fashion inspo from TV and find some high street alternatives.

Black or White?
It's got to be black with something shiny and gold. Although I would really like the chance to wear an all white suit one day.Just because

Who is your celebrity crush?
I could state the obvious and say Zac Effron or Trey Songz (who are definitely a couple of beauties) but I'm going to be honest and say it's out of Michael Cera, Jesse Eisenberg or Benedict Cumberbatch... Gotta love an awkward geek.

What is your number one beauty product?
Body Shop's Tea Tree toner. Essential!