Monday, 22 November 2010

I Had To

this is honestly the most exciting giveaway package i have ever seen, i kid you not, everything about this tickles my pickle.
and without sounding like a total bumlicker, this blog has introduced me to so many good things.
Seche Vite
Matte Topcoat
DIY Leopard Print Nails
(all nail related, err, whoops)

So here it is, me really trying to win a giveaway, even though i very rarely enter them and all because i want some cherry vimto, which i could just go and buy but the prospect of winning it makes me too giggly inside to not enter : )


i'd encourage you all to enter, but i want that stuff, so just check the blog out instead yeah. or i'll get you!
: D

Sunday, 21 November 2010


The Style369 Edition.

This e-store still has a ways to go as far as i'm concerned. I wanted big girl's Topshop, thus far I'm getting Evans with a Hint of Big Girl's Market Stall and the occasional beautiful product mashed in.
I'm not wildly disappointed, yet.

On to the good shit.

Is there anything you guys really like from this website? And do you feel similar to me about the range of things they're selling?

On a side note i am far less rushed and panic-y than i was and have done a whole load of uni application stuff hence why i had the time to research and create this little post : )

Friday, 19 November 2010

Just a Quickie

I'm honestly so stressed and busy right now it's insane!

I have uni applications to finish by next Friday! Ahhhh!
Lots of work.

Panto lines to learn. A costume to make. Friends to see. A room to tidy. And a job to keep the cash flow going.

I honestly have not had the time to do OOTD's for a few days now. Hell i haven't even had the time to put my camera on charge!

I hope you can all understand that getting my university applications in has to come before anything else in life right now, i'm so sorry that my own silly "yeah i'll be fine leaving it till the last second" attitude means i can't blog for a little bit but i will be back as soon as i can!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Five Favourites and Lessons Learned

Two blogs i follow/read do this little thing every week and i totally loved it so decided to do it too. So yeah, credit to Sound Bites and Definatalie for inspiring this!
It's basically a really nice way to reflect back on the week that has just happened and take stock of all the things you've gained and learnt.
Explanation, done.


1: Agave Nectar. Oooh lord! I'd heard of this before but couldn't get it locally so when i saw it on the supermarket shelf i went for it. BEST. MOVE. EVER. It's all caramel-y and yummy and amazing and so much better for you than sugar. I got this one:

2: Sylvia Ji I can't for the life of me remember how i first found her but i forgot about her work until something triggered a flash of one of her paintings in my head. After an hour on google the other day i finally re-discovered her (you wouldn't believe the search word combos i was rattling off!) Her work is stunning and has given me lots of tattoo inspiration!

3: Katy Perry - Firework. I heard this on the radio a little while back and didn't think much of it because the vocals weren't as good as what i had previously heard from Miz Perry (or Mrs Brand i should say) but having listened to it more and heard the lyrics i really love it. I think it has a beautiful sentiment and message and for sure makes me feel more positive when i hear it!

4: Jasmine Incense. Agave is my taste of the week, Jasmine is my scent. It's been a long time favourite smell of mine so having my room stink of it is heavenly. I'm now budgeting for £1.40 every two weeks to buy 14 sticks of the stuff so i can burn it every day.

5: Moustaches. Beards. Facial hair in general. Movember has created a large boom in eye candy for me. Because i love a man with a hairy face. When i was a baby i screamed the first time a cleanly shaven man held me and i spent a lot of time as a child surrounded by bikers, rockers and other generally awesome types who like to rock the face fuzz. Add to that the fact that my dad could beard double for Gandalf (well a younger less grey Gandalf) and you've got an explanation. If i was a dude I'd totally grow a tasche, it;s on my top 3 list of things to do if i wake up male.

Lessons Learned:

1: Patience is a Virtue.
I was in work and a few things got me thinking about the speed of modern life and how greedy over time we all are. I'll be the first to admit i can be impatient but i'm also of the opinion that if you don't take some time to slow down and chill you'll speed through life so quickly that you'll end up missing it.
The main thing that set me off was a fairly elderly lady apologising for being slow she said "You'll see as you get older, you get slower." and i replied "I don't know that you get slower, the world just speeds up around you." She told me i was a lovely child, laughed and walked away. But i really meant it, i think a lot of people have become a lot less generous with their time and it bothers me. So now i'm really trying hard to be more patient with everything and everyone in my life and although challenging, it has made me appreciate every day a little more and work towards making sure i don't waste a single moment.

2: I've had a rough ride but i have a lot to be thankful for.
The last two years have been insane. And i'm still dealing with a lot of not so nice things. But despite those things i have gained so much. Closer and better relationships with family members. A better understanding of myself and what i want and who i want to be. Errr, this blog! A new bedroom : ) I place a much higher value on my life and every second of it than i did before and i'm not sure I'd feel this way if things hadn't gone exactly how they did, even if there were times when everything looked bleak and horrible. It's true that the good doesn't look nearly as tasty without the bad to compare it to.

3: I don't get the nations obsession with The X Factor.
I just don't. I'm not a music snob or purist or anything. But i just don't understand it. I'm not sure i ever will. The appeal of it is totally lost on me and i can't believe how bad i feel sometimes, when I'm sat up on my "i don't watch reality tv" high horse unintentionally stomping on my friends who base their lives around Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Come Dine With Me, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, etc, etc. I don't wish to know the names of the contestants but I'm forced to if i want to know what every fucker around me is talking about!

4: I've been making Matzo Balls wrong.
I did wonder why they tasted funky. I thought it was because i can't get Schmaltz in Exeter (we probably have one Jewish family, if any. I know i could make it, i tried and failed) Turns out i'm under cooking them! Jewish Penicillin is back on the menu!!! Thanks go to the handy little video on YouTube that popped up in my suggestions box, random, but useful!

5: I have OCOSD.
Obsessive Compulsive Online Shopping Disorder. This is not a fictional problem that i have made up a name for, it is a real issue! Checking your favourite clothing websites religiously every day to the point that you know what time they update, any tech glitches there may be and how to overcome them and how much everything on the "New In" page is, is a horrible, horrible affliction.
Thank God OCOSD doesn't include always having to buy something else i;d be 100% broke 100% of the time!

Please Please share your favourites and Lessons Learned. Even if it is just in a comment and not a full blown post. I'm super interested to hear and always find stuff like this a pleasure to read.
Hope you guys like this because unless it is hated on scale similar to that of the Nazi Regime i'm gonna keep going : )

Thursday, 11 November 2010

OOTD: Kickin It Autumn Style

What does one do when a lovely clear and crisp autumn afternoon/evening rolls around?

One goes for a bike ride with one's bestie of course!

Our route went a little like this:
My House, the local Valley Park (a favourite with dog walkers, kids and junkies; what a mix) down to the river then up to Tesco to buy food and a triumphant return to my house for a good strong cuppa tea with the previously bought scones and 3 different types of jam!
Reckon we did at least 4 if not 5 miles, with plenty of hills, i think i earned my scones, don't you?


In terms of shops bought from, this is the most varied outfit I've worn in months, which really says something about my shopping habits.
The boots pictured are the much raved about new boots, purchased in Birmingham. I wanted to dedicate a whole post to them but despite being comfy, beautiful and amazing they are not photogenic so i decided to leave it.
Here's a link though.

Considering they are not real leather, deep down inside i know i paid too much for them. But i honestly couldn't stop myself. I normally wear a size 9 or 10, i got these in an 8 (they didn't have 9's in store so i didn't know they even went up that far until i saw the website). I was so excited to fit into "normal sized" shoes i nearly cried. Plus these make a nice realistic replacement for the totally out of my league Erdem Floral Hikers.
(just because i picture them in that linked post i'd like to mention that New Look are also doing some pretty good Burberry Shearling Boot knock offs)
The other thing i love about these is the fact that the sole and whole heel are made from rubber: hello comfort! I've walked, cycled, stood, danced and rehearsed for panto in these and although my feet were a little sore-er than in flats, it was marginal. From now on i will be forever in search of more rubber heels (no fetish connotations meant)
The last praise i will give to these boots is that wearing them with the above outfit on my cycle ride, made me feel a little bit like i could give this lady a run bike ride for her money:

Just to round off, here's some scenery:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tired of being unable to grow a beard?

Fear Not! Make it look like you've got one with this nifty winter wear. The all new Beard Hat solves all your facial fuzz woes!


Found Here.

Monday, 8 November 2010

The Return Of The Morgaine

Sorry if you were hoping for Morgaine to be Jedi and a that this was going to be a Star Wars inspired post. I'm gonna have to leave you sorely disappointed.

It's just me, back from my trip to Birmingham.

I had a really good trip, seeing lovely people, spending too much money and drinking too much alcohol.
I was hoping to return with a shed load of pictures but i really didn't take many, too much exciting stuff going on i guess!

Here's a selection of pictures:
 Yo! Sushi
 Chicken Katsu
Tofu Salad, in case you haven't guessed yet, i'm not a big fish eater!
Urban Outfitters
Man Repeller
I Make...
...Amazing Pizza
Phillip, not intoxicated at all.

I only managed to take one set of OOTD pictures, which is a shame because i think i made a pretty good effort clothes wise, but what happened happened and here is my one OOTD shot from the day we went to visit Cath's Dad (who's totally like an uncle to me) we also popped to Tesco to buy pizza stuff and hangover brekkie food, you all know supermarkets are the place to showcase your amazing style.


Showing off my new brogues! Now they're all worn in and the leather is all buttery and warm they are so comfy, any of you thinking of getting a pair of these or other real leather shoes do not be scared if they feel a fraction too tight, in my experience leather shoes always stretch out and mould to your feet.
I've worn this dress a ton of different ways, between that, the fact it was £15 and the quality of it; i for sure consider it one of my best buys from ASOS Curve.
The blazer is nothing super special, just a black over sized number. Sometimes i love it, sometimes i think it makes me look so broad i could be The Incredible Hulk's shoulder stunt double.
My face is all moody and what not here, i was in a rush to get out the door and had taken quite long enough as it was, and even though i'd taken my time i still forgot mascara, pfftt.

I hit up the Bullring whilst in Brum and had a lovely time shopping, bought myself the most amazing pair of boots (they're so great I'm doing a separate post on them) and a fisheye camera (took shit loads of pics on that but it's film so you'll have to wait until they're developed).
Stephanie mentioned on my goodbye post that i should look out for the Forever 21 location, i didn't get her comment until yesterday but i did spot it and promptly had a fit of excitement in the shopping center, thank god it was a Thursday and not very busy. Catherine, my host for the week and beautiful friend (pictured above) is probably gonna have to deal with me visiting way more often once the store opens.

I'm 99% sure i have said everything there is to say and shown all the pictures there are to show so i'm off.
After nearly a week of not blogging, or even going online, all this typing and looking at a screen is hurting me, tea break well and truly needed!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

I Really Should Be...

...aimlessly stuffing clothes into a bag despite the fact that I'll probably just buy a whole new wardrobe when i go to Birmingham tomorrow.

Yes, Morgaine is once again off on her travels, turns out I'm actually quite popular and have at least 4 friends in Birmingham who want to see me, which is very nice.

I'm going to stay with a very beautiful and dear friend of mine who i don't get to see often, so that in it's self makes the 4 and 1/2 hour coach journey worth it, but i'm also seeing a friend from home who studies in Brum and other people who are all converging on the city for the weekend : )

I'm going to take my camera and document my trip, outfits well and truly included. However i may not take my laptop because i don't think my friend has Internet access and also, it is a bit of a beast to carry around.
So basically, i probably won't be posting until Monday, but you'll get shed loads of stuff then!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Your Challenge, Should You Choose To Accept It.

Thanks to Jennifer for the taggage!

4 TV shows I watch:
Shameless (the latest season finished so long ago, i want more!) America is getting it's own version soon, but trust me the English original is so much better, it;s very gritty and amazing and proves that no one can do lovable scum quite as well as us Brits.
South Park,, late night boredom killer.
CSI: Vegas and NY: but never Miami!
Criminal Minds, it has fancy quotes and is therefore educating.

4 Things I've done today:
Put a face mask on.
Planned, but not yet eaten my breakfast.
Read a chapter of Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Responded to a lovely comment on my latest post!

4 Things I can't wait for:
Wednesday, and seeing friends i haven't in way to long
The first performance of Cinderella, about 7 or 8 weeks to go.
The new year, this one has been crazy, no regrets though!
April 2011 and my trip to America.

4 Things I wish for:
Money, but for practical things like repairs on the house and fixing my dad's car.
Magical powers, duh.
My own personal shoe maker so getting the shoes i want in my size is never an issue again.
That i don't get sick on my 4 hour bus trip on Wednesday

4 Things I hate:
People intent on shitting all over your life and your passions, seriously, go away.
Green Peppers, nasty.
Not having Magical Powers, duh.
I can't think of one more, guess i'm not much of a hater : D

I challenge:
Everyone. Post in a comment if you don't want to do a blog post, i want to read!!