Monday, January 24, 2011

death and all his friends

despite the gloomy title i have bright shiny stuff to show you; namely my nails, and my new and improved blackberry case.

i thought i'd try out these fimo canes as i've seen them pretty much all over the internet world of nails. i bought them from this seller, at a very reasonable price £3.99 with free shipping to UK. they're from hong kong so they may take a little longer than usual. they say 12-24 working days but i received mine in 10, so you may be lucky! if you'd like them ASAP order before the 29th, as they will be off ebay until the 10th february due to chinese new year, which i'm rather excited about :) chinese new year's my favourite holiday - like christmas, but without crappy gifts you don't want. just money.
yes, the fimo cane decoration spread to my phone. i had a shiny silver case on my blackberry, which unfortunately due to wear and tear garnered a few worn places where the 'silver' had rubbed off. sunday night i'd done two-thirds of this from the camera hole down to the opposite corner, and today when nadia came over i figured i'd do the rest. she had the same problem with her phone so she did something similar, which i forgot to take a picture of. i did manage to take one of her but i'm pretty sure she won't want it floating around the internet XD
these are the fimo canes, and nadia's hand. the only thing with the canes that i can fault is that none of the sellers take pictures of the actual canes. they all have the note underneath that the canes may differ from the picture shown on the listing. whether this means each package is different or the seller's just lazy, i don't know. but i'd like more variety, particularly in colours. there's a great deals of reds, oranges, yellows and green, but very little blues and purples. and i'd prefer not to have the louis vuitton or dior logo on my nails, so those are going to go to waste.

my exams are finally over! so i'm rather happy about going back to regular lessons. i may jump for joy. but i won't because i'm in bed already and jumping for joy would require getting out of bed. so this is my happy face. you can't see my dress terribly clearly but it's an old h&m bodycon that i wear whenever i miss the good old days. i'm living exclusively in this and my two aa dresses at the moment. i can rarely be bothered to get dressed properly.

i'm also juggling several books at the moment. i keep starting new books without finishing old ones, or re-reading old books. at the moment i'm reading;
  • beloved - toni morrison
  • blind faith - ben elton
  • unseen academicals - terry pratchett
  • the godfather of kathmandu - john burdett
  • the very thought of you - rosie alison
  • the gulag archipelago - alexander solzhenitsyn
  • house rules - jodi picoult
i have got to finish all these without starting new books. although the ben elton gets priority because it's a library book which needs returning, and the toni morrison is on loan to me from the english department. i borrowed the solzhenitsyn from elaine's room but i don't think they'll notice if i keep it.. it's a rather hefty read which i may have to reserve for easter or something. i've also just finished selling the last of my things on ebay, but i'm considering selling a few more things. i know topshop items always sell quickly, so i have a jumper and a dress that i'm thinking about selling. and possibly a pair of john rocha oxford heels. even though selling heels is an enormous hassle since i have to procure shoeboxes and whatnot. they seem rather low in the first picture, but that's a better representation of their colour. i'm not sure how i feel about them.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


jazzy from is doing an INCREDIBLE giveaway on her blog - the winner can choose any pair of jeffrey campbell shoes under $170 and she'll order them, using money she's earned from her blog. this is probably one of the best giveaways i've come across so i'm entering as we speak, not to mention searching solestruck and nordstrom for possible candidates...

in other news, i've been in a jumper and 'sweatpants' all day so i've not got an outfit post. and in fact i'm too tired to do much. i'm terrible at this.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

tainted obligation

i've been re-watching grey's anatomy, so all my look titles and my blog posts will be titles of episodes. which are also all song names.

L K Bennett nautical striped cardigan
Lacoste polo shirt
Levi's leather belt & denim cutoffs
Urban Outfitters polka-dot tights & black lace-up shoes

i've decided I should start doing outfit posts. i have lookbook, but sometimes i feel like writing about my personal life in the box is odd. and this way i can add in other things that i've been looking at, and talk about my day. i like this idea. and i think bringing back the song lists would be nice. my mum's ill. pneumonia, or a chest infection. i don't know which, but i'm still worried.

a national acrobat; black sabbath
blue ridge mountains; fleet foxes
kelly watch the stars; air
jump; van halen

Friday, January 14, 2011

just a quick one.

lately i've been on the WAH nails website, and fuckyeahprettynails's tumblr a lot. i'm having a nail month. i ordered nail pens which got here today. out of the 24, three of the brushes were curved, including the white one which is of course incredibly annoying since that's a basic one. and i ordered assorted fimo canes from ebay, which i'm waiting on. this is my latest manicure :)

i did the left hand first of course, but i'm gonna try and recreate on the other hand. my hands are generally quite steady but this is quite a fiddly one. i don't have another real exam until the 24th so i'm giving myself a weekend off from the crazy revision schedule i've been living recently. study leave started this monday and ends on the 27th, and i've gone into college every day since it started. i feel more secure this time around. i regret not working last year, but i suppose i'll have to make it up. i'm still waiting on king's and exeter to get back to me, which at the earliest is after saturday. the waiting sucks.

Monday, January 10, 2011

every now and then i fall apart.

this is going to be another image-heavy post, i've got way too much i want to post.

my asos dress arrived :) i didn't actually notice the beaded part on the side when buying the dress but i actually like it quite a lot.

what i wore today.
Jaeger grey cardigan
ASOS nude slip dress & strapping tights
American Apparel black u-neck short sleeved dress
Converse black sneakers

this is from toby jones's lonely hearts club collection - i fell in love with it after seeing his work on Kingdom of Style. more of his work can be found at his site.

pauline van dongen shoes; she's a designer from the netherlands. love love love.

sarah brannon's chelsea rebelle collection. love the fabrics, and the whole collection's generally aesthetically pleasing.

brian atwood's harrison. that chain detail is incredible.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

...more shopping

AA Cotton Spandex Jersey Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress
i've already got this in black with short sleeves, but i thought i'd get another one since i love the black one so much :) also, AA sent me a 30% discount code for the new year. also, i desire the shoes the model's wearing.
UO Mini Headphone Speaker, 2 Pack Bottle Opener Rings
these were a couple of 'fun' purchases. i need both a bottle opener ring and a portable set of speakers - now it seems i have both :D
UO Sheer Dot Tights, Sparkle & Fade Lace Up Mesh Panel Dress
i've lost both my large and small polka dot tights that i got in h&m last summer somewhere in my house, so these will be my replacements. and i love them. the dress is lovelyyyy - i've wanted something with mesh for a while, and since the Rare dress from ASOS fell through, this will be my new buy. and it's cheaper by about twenty quid which is always great for me.

UO Silver Ear Chain Cuff, Black Lace Up Shoe
i like ear cuffs and since i can't afford the incredible feather ones Anni Jurgenson makes, i'll settle for this simple chain cuff. the shoes George found for me; i've needed black flats for a while. they're a 4 but hopefully they'll fit, and if not, we have shoe stretcher!

i'm not going to spend any more money. promise. -.-

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


ASOS Velvet Embellished Bandeau Dress-----------------------------ASOS Strapping Tights

ASOS Two Tone Sheer Star & Opaque Tights------------ASOS Spot And Line Sheer Tights

ASOS Chevron Knitted Tights, Burgundy---------------------GIPSY Back Seam Rose Hold Ups

my cheques came through so now i've got me some free-flowing cash. i promptly got onto asos and bought the contents of my shopping bag, which i've been lusting after for at least a week now. five various pairs of tights and a velvet dress, which i've been meaning to buy. back to college today, but it was actually nice. study plus is helpful for revision, as there are neither beds nor televisions...

2635% APR!

aha, terence.
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