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Pocket Alien | Tee and Cake

Tee and Cake is such an adorable concept. For those of you unaware, when you buy a Tee and Cake TShirt, you also receive a recipe for a cake in the tag. I have yet to bake one of these cakes but I just think it is such a good idea.

I first discovered Tee and Cake when I bought one of their NASA TShirts. I reviewed this quite some time ago, I absolutely love it and still wear it all of the time! (Here’s the picture from my previous review!)

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So now, whenever I go into TopShop, I always delve into the Tee and Cake section and riffle through the new designs to see what they have brought out. Recently I found this really cute Pocket Alien design. My sister had sent it to me over Facebook and told me I should get it. As soon as I saw it I fell in love and had to go out and sniff it out. Thrown in with pizzas poking out of pockets and doughnut designs, this one really did stand out among them all.

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I love how his head is just sticking out over the top of the pocket and he is holding a peace sign (very stereotypical but extremely adorable too!)

I don’t know when the design first came out, but I do believe you can still get it in store or online here.

The TShirts themselves are ultra soft and really comfy. They have that sort of crisp and clean look – very bright white. They always seem to be original  and more quirky than your average designs. I love how they have every detail down to a T, even folding up the sleeves just gives them that extra edge.

I would definitely recommend Tee and Cake if you ever want something a little bit different.

 

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Hello Again | Life Update

Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I last posted but lots is happening at this end! I feel like I’m busy doing everything and nothing all at the same time – a lot of the time life is very much ground hog day, but I always seem to find myself leading quite a hectic life.

I have found myself a summer job at a hotel, which I must admit has been taking up quite a bit of my time recently. But that’s fine, I get on great with my boss and the other people that work there so so it takes the pain of ‘going to work’ away. I’ve also been put on my mum’s care insurance for the past two weeks leading up to my test as I really needed to pass it this time. I absolutely HATE taking my driving test, but I guess I’ve become pretty well at it having to take it FIVE TIMES.

But luckily I passed this time, they do say that 5th time’s the charm, right?

I put it all down to my outfit on the day… I was wearing my new Wonder Woman top from H&M, which makes me feel so empowered as if I can conqueror anything! (Oh and maybe the ‘Rescue Remedy’I was taking beforehand too!) I spoke to the examiner about so much random stuff I bet he thought I was a right weirdo aha. One topic of conversation was how disheveled a dead seagull on the road looked. But whatever I said must have paid off as he passed me with one minor!!

Here’s a picture of me after the test… I apologize now for how I look. There were many sleepless nights before this day and I got so hot and sweaty going around the test route, it’s not one of my best looks. But anyway, here I am posing as Wonder Woman! The photo was taken by my Driving Instructor, Alison, who has seen me through my ups and downs over the past two years. I say driving instructor, but she’s more of a friend now than a teacher! So happy to have passed 🙂 🙂 🙂

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I have lots of reviews coming your way. I decided to have a shopping spree in town last week and I really can’t wait to show you what I bought!

Until next time xx

 

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War of the Liners

I’m a huge user of eyeliner and have been trying to find the ideal one. Over my teenage years I have managed to narrow it down to three!
They’re all completely different types of liner so I guess you can choose whichever one you want depending on what look you’re going for. I’m no make-up expert and I this is only my opinion but here are my top three eyeliners that I have come across and would recommend to anyone!
In third place I’m going to put the Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner from Collection 2000. As much as I love this look I do feel as though it goes on just that little bit too thick and can feel quite heavy. This could be due to the brush that they provide you with, it does seem a little bit too big for its purpose and so I may have to purchase a smaller one in order to get more precision. However the quality of the liner is great and stays on throughout the whole day without a single crack or smudge!

My runner up is the Clinique Intense Black Pencil Liner. This was a lucky find as it was a freebee in one of my mum’s Clinique gifts so I just randomly fell upon it (I don’t normally buy Clinique due to the expense). However, you do get what you pay for and this is a shining example. The application is easy and the liner seems so soft that you can get a sharp line on top of your eye as well as the bottom. Again, this lasts all day without any smudges or cracks and gives a lovely matt finish to your eyes.  I do feel however that it’s harder to do a line on your top lid with pencil than it is liquid which helped my decision in ranking this second place.

This takes you to my winner! The eyeliner I use pretty much every day is the Natural Collection liquid eyeliner. With the brush being so thin and delicate the application is easy allowing you to get the perfect wing and line. The brush allows you to be accurate and the nature of the eyeliner itself gives a sharp matt finish. Throughout the day it does not smudge however it may crack a tiny bit, but nothing too obvious. I find that it is the quickest one to apply and lasts all day which is why I rated this my number one eyeliner.
Which make is your favourite eyeliner? Do you find pencil easier to apply than liquid? Comment below and let me know what you think!  

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Recent Favourite Buy | New Shoes

So here I am on the brink of going to Uni and what a better excuse than to buy some new school shoes? I found these beauties in the Trafford Centre’s TopShop and instantly fell in love. Since going to Kendal Calling last year and seeing everyone in their oxblood Dr Martens I’ve wanted some. However, I find Docs a bit clumpy for daily wear, great in the snow and winter, but for the summer I wanted something a little bit daintier. I hadn’t seen anything ‘Boot-y’ and oxblood that wasn’t Docs or wasn’t too bulky until now so I instantly had to take the opportunity and get these gorgeous lace ups. I think they’ll be great for trekking around Manchester!
What’s your recent favourite buy?

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Sister’s Graduation | OOTD

My sister graduated with a First Class Honors degree the other day at Leeds University.
It was a strange day, everyone was floating around in their big black gowns, I felt like I was on the set of Harry Potter! The sun was shining for the majority of the day too, making it even better, and everyone’s families were there, suited and booted and looking so proud – it was verrrryy cute.
The day before I’d been to the beach with my friends and at around 5 in the evening I got a phone call from my dad saying that we were going to Leeds that evening instead of the following morning. I rushed home, franticly threw a few things into a suitcase and we headed off.
We stayed at Headingley Stadium which was pretty cool, our rooms over looked the cricket ground.
The ceremony was fun. Everyone looked so serious and fancy in their gowns even the professors were swishing around, the whole pompousness was ace.  I must admit though, I was jealous of some of their hats. I mean dayum, as if they can only wear them at important uni events!
We ate at the Slug and Lettuce for tea and if you haven’t been there I totally think you should go. The food is to die for, I’d recommend the cookie explosion for dessert. Heavenly. 
In the evening we went to a little jazz bar and hung out there for a while. There was this band playing and everyone was having an awesome time, was a good vibe to round off the day.

My dress was from Lipsy, my sunglasses from Topshop and my shoes were from Dune…

I had a nightmare finding comfy shoes for the graduation. First I bought some from New Look and within the first five minutes of wearing them they had totally torn my ankles apart. They skipped right past the blister stage and just sliced into my ankles making them bleed. Soooo I had to go and buy some more,I pretty much tried on every sandal in town and they either rubbed on the cuts already made or didn’t fit. Then the last pair I tried on were the ones I got. Me and my sister had literally given up but on the way out of town we spotted these and they are soo comfy and real leather, and with them being in the sale, I couldn’t not get them!  

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OOTD | Summer

Hat – MissSelfridge
T-shirt – TopShop
Kimono – NewLook
Shorts – Primark
Watch – Gift
Necklaces – Gifts
Not to mention the Bowie phone case, a Christmas present from my Aunty!

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Tee and Cake | NASA

Loving my new NASA top at the moment. I bought it a few days ago from Top Shop’s Tee and Cake section as a present to myself for revising for my Alevels. I think it’s important to treat yourself every once in a while, especially when you’re bogged down with college work. A shopping spree on one side of revison and a bath and hot chocolate on the other side tends to soften the blow.

Being a fan of astrology, space and rockets I think this top is awesome! I don’t have a lot of t-shirts that have small short sleeves on them either! Not that I can complain, it’s my own fault, I tend to chop off the sleeves and the collar of my t-shirts giving them a unique and personalised feel. However, with this tee I’m planning on keeping the sleeves!

The thing I love about Tee and Cake tops is that they come with a recipe for cakes attached to the tab. I think it’s such a cute idea. I’ve not had chance to bake this recipe yet but apparently they make really good cakes – after my exams I will have to try them out!

I must admit the top itself was quite expensive. At £22 I did have to umm and ahh… especially with being a student, it’s a lot for a tee. But it was so pretty and such good quality that I couldn’t leave it behind, and student discount helped the bank account a little bit!

I’m so glad I bought it in the end and can’t wait to pair it with some shorts this summer.

Front, back and recipe on my tee!!

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