Thursday, 12 January 2012

Collective Haul

While finishing my first day back at university, I decided to head into the shops to pick up a couple of things I had wanted for a while, but ended up making a couple of shops I shouldn't have.

First stop was House of Fraser and I knew I wanted to try the Bobbi Brown Correcting Concealer and I was met
by the loveliest and kindest assistant. She sat me down and made me feel welcome and proceeded to give me a make up lesson which I was please with. She matched me up foundation wise and even including me in choosing the right foundation shade. Once she had done one side of my make up I was so impressed with it she offered to re do my whole face, which I jumped at the opportunity of. Normally at make up counters especially Mac counters I don't exactly feel I'm the most welcome, as if they think you have no idea about make up, which once again happened at Mac later on.
But once my lesson was finished, she wrote down all of the products she had used and I proceeded to purchase the Correcting Concealer I wanted but also the Hydrating Gel Cream and for some reason the creamy Concealer too. Stupid of
me not to actually ask her why I needed both but I'm currently trying to work that out.

Then I headed to Selfridges to the Mac counter where I asked about one of the new collection containing a lip stick called 'Flamingo' which was featured in MissGlamouros, Fluerdeforce, and Amerxie, videos to have two of the make up artists there not treat me with the kindest of tones. Now thinking the collection must be for America excessively or limited

freestanding stalls knowing it's on the UK website, I couldn't help but get a feeling of being looked down upon.

I then headed to the eye shadow looking for Naked Lunch and came across Sketch. Sadly they only had Naked Lunc
h in so I purchased that and headed to the Mac shop on my last stop and and the kindest lady help me there. I picked up Sketch and a pro palette.

When I got home I had a parcel for me full of Nars, I had the staple bronzed in Laguna and a blush in Angelika. Both absolutely beautiful which I am wearing today.

After a long and happy day of shopping I vowed to no more spending for at least three years which won't last a week.
Today I received another Mac packaged which was excellent delivery. I received another pro palette and three eye shadows in All That Glitters, Woodwinked, and Satin Taupe. Also a Fluidline in Blacktrack, which I have ordered a Louise Young eyeliner brush for.

Also I thought I'd throw in some ransoms that I brought too. While in Selfridges I headed to the food hall and brought a 450gm of Hello Panda which are so so good! I really want to try the pink ones and the Koala March ones as I'm oppressed with Koalas.
Then I went to their Paperchase section and purchase a well needed pencil case which I don't have and desperately need for uni and I'm absolutely happy with this purchase, it's so so cute!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

OOTD (Outfit of the Day) #7

Today Is the first one I've worn a dress in a long time. I prefer wearing them in summer and saving winter for my leggings and jeans. But considering the sun is trying to come out and I just received my new dress, I thought why not.

Jumper - H&M
Dress - Topshop
Belt - Forever 21
Chelsea Boots - Miss Guided
Necklace - Clothes Show Live

Aurora x

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Year, New Challenges

Happy New Year!

Yes I know I am very late with this post and this isn't my first post of the year, but I thought I would do a new years resolution post anyway.
I know not everyone likes resolutions and not everyone sticks to them, but every year I try to make sure I have one resolution which I have to stick to and complete and over the past two years this has mainly been academic based resolutions which I have been lucky enough to achieve.
My education is important to me, and being lucky enough to go to university I want to make sure I make the most of this experience and achieve my goals in order to set my life up in the vision I image it to be.

So this year it's another academic resolution, along with a couple of others

1. Make sure I pass my first year of University
I'm never going to get where I want to go if I don't achieve this, and getting this far with my education and failing now would be extremely upsetting for me and hugely disappointing. Last year I was unlucky enough to be quite ill most of the year and I haven't had the best lucky with starting this year off with a Chest Infection on New Years Eve. But I can't let this stop me, I need to get my lazy butt up, push the aches and pains of my illnesses to the side and say I will do everything in my power to ensure that I pass this year.

2. Move University Course
Many people have made moving course sound the easiest thing possible, well when investigating this situation I found moving course can be a cruel, judgmental and a harsh barrier to battle. One of my biggest problems is not fitting in, many people have this problem but in my course it seems like I'm the only one who doesn't fit in due to my laid back style and openly accepting views on what 'The Look' of Fashion actually is. Turns out if I want to make my mark in moving course I have to change my part time job, my views on fashion, and update my already expanding knowledge of fashion. To me this makes me think is it worth it?

3. Be stronger
I am the type of girl who depends on herself a lot, I keep my feelings in, I talk myself through problems, and rely on myself to carry on with working when I have no energy or can't find the inspiration I'm looking for.
But recently I've been finding myself worn out a lot and either giving up or not having the energy to try. Due to depending on myself I should have more self belief that I can achieve things and I will if I try my best and don't give up. If I try to be strong this year I will be able to achieve anything and not let myself give up, I'll be able to handle more and take on more too. Juggling and learning to balance out my university work, keeping healthy including sleeping, and keeping my job.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Auroras Books

I do have to admit I am a book hoarder. After my recent purchase for a new bookshelf and the celebration of finishing one of my 6 books Im currently reading. I didn't pick up and start one of my 15 awaiting books, oh no. I decided to buy 3 new books. Yes I know I can feel the shaking heads, but to make matters even worse, I just placed an order for another 8 books. Don't judge me! I justified this order due to my Christmas bonus I received today. Plus you can never have too many books.

Christmas present books
- The Mazer Runner
- Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me

Recently brought books
- The Odyssey
- The Secret Dream World of a Shopoholic
- Nights in Rodanthe
- A Walk to Remember
- Untamed (House of Night Series)
- Haunted (House of Night Series)
- Tempted (House of Night Series)

Aurora x