Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Good Vibes.

I can't believe it is already May tomorrow! Where has the year gone?!
It's hard to believe I have been back from Toulouse for a whole month, it has really flown by. I miss it so much, but I am so happy with everything right now. Good times ahead :)

Got myself an Internship...
After months of applications it always turns out to be the job that your dad finds in the local paper doesn't it? But noetheless I recently started my 3 month internship and i'm really enjoying it. It feels great to be doing something with my day again, and getting paid whilst I do it is always a bonus of course!

Joined the Gym...
Just so happens I get a gym membership with my job so it's the perfect opportunity to get fit for the summer months! I am really looking forward to getting active again.

Getting back into studying...
One of my lecturers last year told me about MOOCs (Massive open online courses) which are majoritively free. So the other day I decided to give one a go and enrolled in a 'How to write for the web' course - quite relevant in my life right now! If you are interested yourself, you can browse here, they have courses on anything. I will keep you posted on how this one turns out!

Booked a trip...
I am going to Vietnam! I have had travel on the agenda for my summer for months now and with a job secured I thought there is not better time than the present! So in August I will be jetting off for four weeks to Vietnam with RealGap. I am sooo excited.

Lots to look forward to! How was your April?

Alice x

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Spring Fling

 Playsuit - Oysho
Cardigan - Primark

Spring in the UK is by no means hot, so my 'spring wardrobe' needs tights with pretty much every outfit.. However when the sun came out for a split second I couldn't resist finally having an excuse to wear this cute playsuit from a shop called Oysho. I descovered this shop in Toulouse and it has the most adorable underwear, pyjamas, sportswear, and summer clothing. And from just googling it now I see they have an online website! So check it out here. I cannot wait to be able to wear this in the summer!

What are you excited to get out of your wardrobe this Spring?

Alice x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Cute little Easter cupcakes that I baked!

Did you have a good Easter weekend? Mine was pretty standard - filled with a lot of chocolate! I haven't posted in a few days as I have just started my new job! I am officially an intern. So far so good but I have to say its a struggle to get back into the 9-5 routine! I am shattered.

Anyway, I hope you had a fantastic long Easter weekend. Lots of posts planned for later in the week - stay tuned :)

Alice x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Everyday Make-up

My everyday make up is pretty simple these days, I gravitate towards neutral colours mostly - I can't get enough of my Naked Basics pallette! 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Maybelline Bronzer
Rimmel Apocalips
H&M Eye Brow Kit
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
H&M Highlighter
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Collection liquid Eyeliner
17 pencil liner
Urban Decay Naked Basics Pallette
I recently picked up this eyebrow kit and highlighter from H&M and they are actually really good! And quite affordable too. As you can probably tell I love Rimmel Products, especially since descovering them in savers (see my last post about that here). And finally my favourite eyeshadow at the moment has to be the 'Naked 2' shade in my Naked Pallette as a simple wash over the eye looks like I have made a lot more effort than I actually did!

What are your favourite everyday make up products?

Alice x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The 'Pleather' Skirt

Skirt - Primark Sale £3
Top - £5 - Pull & Bear
I have been looking for a 'pleather' skirt for ages but every time I found one it either fit weirdly or was waay to expensive. I then came across this beauty in the corner of Primark on a Sale rack for just £3! Absolutely love it. Everyone needs a bit of leather in their wardrobe.

Alice x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Savings at Savers

I recently descovered the little gem of a store which is Savers. If you live in the UK you need to check out this drugstore - it isn't the most aesthetically pleasing but it has such good deals on so many brands! Here is what I picked up recently...

1. St Moriz Starter Kit - £2.99 for set of three (tanner, exfoliater and moisturizer). I have yet to try this but being of a very fair complexion I have decided to test this out this summer. I don't mind being pale but a bit of colour on my legs always gives me the confidence to get them out a bit more!

2. Garnier Cleansing Water - £2.99 You may have recently seen my blog post about cleansing waters and I saw this in Savers and decided to give it a go. With the similar packaging and from what I have used of it so far I would say its a fantastic dupe for Bioderma! Definitely worth a try if you are lazy with my skincare like me.

3. Rimmel Products - all £5 or less. This is the main reason I pop to savers - the fact that I can get my favourite 'Wake me up' Rimmel foundation for just £4.99 as opposed to the RRP of £7.99. Every thing is less than £5 which makes most products a lot cheaper than you would find in Boots or Superdrug!

4. Cleansing Wipes - 3 packs for £1. These are just cheap and cheerful no more to say really.

If you have a savers near you definitely check it out for some Beauty Bargains!

Alice x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

YouTube Love

In the past few years I have become obsessed with YouTube and find myself watching hours worth of content every day these days. I have over 40 channels which I am subscribed to and I thought i'd share with you a few of my favorites!

The Shaytards
I'm sure you have all heard of these lot if you are ever on YouTube! ShayCarl has been 'vlogging' his life and family for over 5 years now and I have to say as weird as it sounds, watching this adorable family often makes my day. I find it insirping that YouTube is now Shay's full time job and the fact he can support his wife and 5 children from purely spending time with his family is amazing to me.

This, again, must be a name that you have all heard of. Especially considering she was recently on the cover of Company Magazine! She's a beautiful girl and I love her videos about fashion, beauty and her life. I love her fashion sense so whenever she uploads a 'haul' video I grab a cup of tea and watch it straight away.

Sprinkle of Glitter
'Sprinklerinos' reading this will know that Louise is so funny, down-to-earth, and has the cutest daughter in the world. She is hilarious and her videos are such an easy watch.

Tanya Burr
If I am going out and I want to try something new with my make up I instantly turn to Tanya's videos. Her make up is flawless and she is just adorable to watch.

Beauty Crush
I love Sammi for fashion tips as she is daring with her fashion yet not so daring that I would never wear it.

Persian Babe
I love everything about Barbara. Her videos are so easy to watch and again her style is impeccable and right up my street!

...I could go on forever with these but I will stop there! 

Who are your favourite youtubers?

Alice x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Noir et blanc

I recently went to our end of year 'Gala' when I was in Toulouse and thought i'd show you my OOTN!

Dress - Zara 
Shoes - Primark
Earrings - Accessorize

I'm not one to follow 'trends' to the letter but I do know lately there has been a lot of black and white clothing around the shops lately. I have embraced the fact that I live in monochrome clothing so this trend is perrrrfect for me! Its always hard to know what to put with a white dress so I went for all black accessories.

Clutch - Primark
Furry Coat - H&M

Of course the downside to a white dress is its a struggle to keep it clean. Needless to say I was devastated when someone spilt a bit of red wine on me during my night! Its not catastrophic though, I think I have just about got most of it out (thank you Vanish!)

If you love the Monochrome trend as much as I do - check out my friend Lara's post about monochrome summer style

What do you think of the monochrome trends?

Alice x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

All good things come to an end

I am officially back in the UK!

I apologise, it has been too long since my last post (so much for 'one post a week' resolution!). But I have just been so busy wrapping things up in France and moving back home.

7 months in Toulouse complete... where did the time go?! 

It goes without saying but this past year has been the best of my life. The people I have met and the places I have been have made this year far better than I ever thought it could have been. I will miss the friends I met and Toulouse as a whole but i'm sure I will go back someday.

Toulouse - Je t'aime. But for now, I have exciting times ahead with a 6 month summer to play with and my final year at University.  End of one chapter and the start of a new one!  

Stay tuned for a lot more blog posts soon!

Alice x