Friday, 27 December 2013

Asos Sale Bargains and Life Update

t-shirt dress and shoes: asos (sale! sale! sale!)
belt: topshop (old)
earrings: regal rose (sale! sold out - similar here)

I haven't managed to blog since October unfortunately . . . Oopsy! :( Sometimes life just takes over though eh and I feel like I've had bigger fish to fry with reality rather than keeping up with what's going on online, haaa! :)
I have just been so busy with other things that it isn't just my own blog I've abandoned - I have taken a complete break from the whole internet world - I've gone completely blog cold turkey *christmas pun* and haven't had chance to read any of my faves for about 2 months, I haven't been having my usual daily dose of the Topshop 'new in' section and my twitter account has been looking pretty bare of late too! :( 
However I have enjoyed blogging so much this year and I have missed having my own little space on the internet to escape to these past couple of months, so I really hope I can get back into the swing of things now the new year is approaching . . . especially as I have so many exciting things to blog about in 2014!

I don't normally talk too much about myself on my blog, preferring to keep it more about fashion and beauty - as I'm always wary about getting too personal/giving too much away online! Though I thought it would be nice to do a bit of a life update kinda thing and say what I've been up to the past few months . . .

Firstly, I've started training as a Make-up Artist! In September I enrolled at the Media Make-up School at Media City in Manchester where I study part-time (1 day a week) on the Media Hair and Make-up course. It is something I've wanted to do for so long and so far I have learnt how to do all the beauty side of make-up where I've had practice doing everything from day and evening looks to bridal make-up, airbrushing and avant garde etc . . . then in the new year we will be looking at the special effects side of make-up and learning prosthetics which I'm really looking forward to! When the Summer approaches I will also be learning hair styling and cutting. EEK!!

I still work at a hotel full time which is 5 days a week alongside my course and as you can imagine it has been quite tricky getting the balance right between everything and only leaves me with 1 day a week free to do any extras, hence why the blog has been suffering :( *sorry blog!* especially as I have been trying to gain make up artist experience aswell,  to complement what I'm learning on my course!

Secondly, I have set a date for my wedding! Long-term (ish!) readers of my blog will know I got engaged in April  . . . and in October me and my fiancé booked our wedding for March 2014! As it turns out planning a wedding in under 6 months is actually quite a challenge, haaa! :/ So colour schemes, cakes and background music is about all I've been researching recently, haha :) Slightly stressful, lol . . . but I CAN'T WAIT for the big day!

So that's where I've been! Don't even get me started on Christmas - I just couldn't fit it in this year! I worked Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day so the whole thing was a bit of a wipeout for me . . . boo! :( 
I'm so thankful now though that I have 3 days off to relax, recharge, recuperate . . . and ultimately get back on track with everything including the blog! I also plan to catch up with a load of YOUR blogs, so send me any links in the comments . . I want to know your best beauty products of 2013 and what amazing bargains you've picked up in the sales! Most of all I want a nosey at your Christmas presents! ;)



  1. Amazing outfit, especially love your shoes! Good luck with your make up training and eeee must be so exciting to have a date planned!

  2. Awwww it's good to see you and your dolly self back on my Bloglovin' list - we all have times when blogging becomes impossible, I've had something of a time like this recently too, unfortunately without the exciting news you have!!
    Talking of...congratulations on your wedding date and starting your training, that's amazing and good for you for following your dreams :D
    Merry Christmas - despite you working, and fingers crossed you get a rest for New Year :D <3

    Holly Mixtures

  3. Wow, so many exciting life updates! Congrats! And love the way you've styled this top- ultra cool! xo


  4. Those shoes!! Yay for starting a new college course, it sounds so fun! When I eventually get married I'm going to give myself 2 years to plan, you guys must be working hard to do it in a year!!

    Tara xo


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