University Haul | so far 2016

So I’ve put the deposit on my room and have joined the halls Facebook chat so I thought it was time to give you a little look into what i’ve bought to take with me to uni.

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I didn’t really think i had a theme when it came to the things i collected to take to uni but i love the blue and green with the kitsch detail.  Nothing here cost over £10 because most of it was Ikea or second hand.

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Top shelf – left to right

Straws – Ikea | shot glasses – Primark | soup bowl – second hand | mug – similar on Etsy | cacti class – Ikea | room defuser in vanilla black – Bahoma | Eiffel towers – from Paris trips.

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cacti – from my boyfriend ( Ikea) | Cook book – DK | Shower wash – Original Source | Apple – ( from my Grandma – hipster kids glass – Jane Foster | Chopping board/work top protector – Home Bargains | Food pots – Paper chase | soap – Dove

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Bowls (large) Polish pottery (small) Cath Kidston | oven mitts – Ikea | cacti – Ikea | plates Boots Christmas gift set (sale) spoon – *Rice

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Rose gold box – Next | peg octopus – Ikea | spatula set – Ikea | tongs – Ikea | scissors/bottle opener – Ikea | straw – Disney store |mugs – Miss Etoile | Wooden shopping board – Ikea

I’ve still got to get lots more things like cutlery and more bathroom things, but I love my little collection so far. I’m really keen on not buying everything, and going to uni and spending time getting to know my environment before I decide to buy something i need. Nothing worse then moving all your stuff and not having places to put it all.

Spring

Although I’m born in winter I do love the sun and am so excited that it’s now officially spring!! Things I’m looking forward to this spring are friend’s birthdays, my family’s birthdays, Easter, and putting away all my winter clothes and getting a tan.

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Already spring has been amazing and we are on day 3. I cooked dinner for my bf for the first time and it went really well. I was so nervous about cooking for him. These are the Swarovski candles I lit at the table.

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spring cleaning my room is something I’ve started to do. I’m no way near finished because lets face it, I’m a hoarder. But this little section looks pretty good so far.  ( Kernow spa candle, Ikea beetle cushion, primary cushion, B&Q wall paper)

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Getting some of my shades out.

TK-Maxx – Forever 21 EbayDorothy Perkins

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I can’t wait to wear these sandals. I wore them least year.  I put them away way to early. I’ve linked the white ones, they are just as gorgeous.

Thank you for reading. I hope you’re just as excited as I am about it being spring.

What are your plans for this summer?

Love, Amelia XO

October Favourites

It’s the end of October already! Halloween has been and gone and it’s nearly Christmas.DSCN0972

Some of these I bought at the end of September and have rediscovered and some are super recent purchases and a gift.

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Mint Fudge Candle – The most sickeningly sweet mint smell that I can’t wait to light over Christmas. Mint is one of my favourite flavours and I snapped with up right away. From Home Sense.

Oola Rose Gold Terrarium – I’ve always wanted a terrarium like this, ideally I want to put a succulent inside but until then I can keep my little collection of glass stones there. From Joy

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I’m sure you have seen this little necklace before but I just love wearing it. The gun metal colour the teeny tiny A, it’s just perfect for daily wear. From Fashionology

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How To Be Adored, Caroline Cox – Coffee table books are my favourite type, something to flick through when you have a spare 10 mins. This book is full of great notes and tips. From Joy.

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Chinese purse – I was very kindly given this from one of the Chinese girls in my class. I complimented her on her black floral version and when we came back after half term she presented me this gorgeous purse. The pattern is a famous Chinese painting if I remember correctly, red is a lucky colour in China and the knots that keep the purse closed are to protect your money. Never have  I received anything so thoughtful and beautiful, thank you so much sue.

I hope you enjoyed the things I’ve been loving this past month, October has truly been great. Halloween was the perfect end to the month and I really can’t wait to see what November and December have in store for me.

Have a truly great day, Amelia XO

July

A little July favourite time for you all. This month I was really feeling spending, but tried to keep it together.

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All the glitter!!

Shoes: Blue brogues// Asda would you believe, the most comfortable shoes!! Cinderella shoes//NewLook, they are my bridesmaids shoes for my dad’s wedding 🙂

DSCN0336 DSCN0335Hair products: The BEST thing for curly hair!! Living Proof, it’s really hair changing, my locks get to do what they want. Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime! after dying my hair blonde at the bottom my locks have been so dead, this omega repair is amazing! Also smells like the stuff salons use. Mmmmm!

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Lotions and Potions: Did I really need a mini set of perfumes? No! did I buy them the last time I was in duty free? yes, yes I did. I’m so glad I did YSL Opium is the understated scent that I wanted and needed in my life. #sexywomansmell //Elizabeth Arden mascara ( do I even need to explain?) // Paul and Joe nail polish in Siamese 22// no17 Lipstick  in Rule Breaker ( I wore a light cover on a recent date) DSCN0339Crocheted clothing is something i wish I could wear 24/7 totally comfortable and great for sunny days. I’d pair this little top with jeans for a BBQ or shorts for the beach. DSCN0343I love leather purses and when I was this Savile Row Company one I really hit the jack pot. The perfect colour, the gold log, great leather smell. Super understated and will go with all my bags. Score!!

Sequin Cushions: Primark

Thanks for reading XO

May Favourites

DSCN0081My May favourites.

These are the things that I’ve been loving to use this month, they do spill over into last month and I’m sure I’ll be using them in June.

DSCN0082Percy and Reed: No Oil Oil hair Oil ( how many times can I say oil)

I’ve used this for over an week and have noticed such a difference, I’m hair is so much smoother and thicker. I don’t event get knots when it’s curly. ( This sample pot came with Elle)

Rose Gold Hoops.

I’ve always been totally jealous of girl who can pull off hoops, I think I look totally ridiculous. But I shan’t give up. I’ll find a way to style these hoops so that I feel confident wearing them. From John Lewis.

Bahoma – London, Vanilla Black

Recently I’ve falling in love with the whole Vanilla scent, I prefer the heavier smell. I’m really not one for sweet vanilla scents. Every time this is burning in the Lounge it’s my favourite place to be. The smell is so calming. DSCN0083

Silver Moon Boots

I’m a total magpie and spotted these boots from the other and of the store. I love wearing them so much. I think I’d be able to wear them with dresses too. They look cute with blue skinny jeans. From Primark.

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I had such a hard time picking this bag out, all the bags there were so beautiful and impeccably made. The perfect for summer bag, Palm tree, flamingos, pom moms and a pop of pink = everything I’d want out if a bag. This bag really goes with everything. Brings an outfit together. From Carara Designs.

Dressing Table

Every blogger I follow has the most beautiful vanity desk/ dressing table, many a night I have spent drooling over everyones decor. Not to be the only blogger not on the band wagon, i thought I’d share. Sharing is caring.

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On the left we have two mirrored boxes which contain my hair ties and clips (gift)// bunny lamp (gift) //jewellery box (Home Sense)//my favourite coin purse ( Lulu Guinness)// Cornish Piskie. I’m a definite jewellery horder, so I’ve put off buying a jewellery box for ages because i have so much of it. This isn’t even half of my collection but what can I say, I fell in love.

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The right is totally my favourite side, I love looking at the bright bloom of the flowers with the dark wood vase, and the orange frames.

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Picture frames – Max Studio// plant and pot – both B&Q// tray – Home Sense// brush holder – TK-Maxx.A closer look at my most used make-up.

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Benefit//Doir//MUA//Milani//Topshop// no7// Lush Cosmetics //Cargo // Estee Lauder //older perfume bottles