Thursday, 31 July 2014

Seaside Nail Art



It's been such a long time since I did some nail art so I thought I'd make an effort with these. I took inspiration from my recent trip to Devon where I stayed by the sea. I used dotting tools, thin brushes and even an eyeliner brush. I feel a lot of it looks like something I would've painted when I was younger (especially the sailboat with the sun) but just on a much smaller scale.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We listened to it twice cause the DJ was asleep


I've been pairing my mint dress with different colours to see what works and thought my pink floral tee made a good match for it. I'm also glad that both of the materials are quite thin since we've been having a heatwave here. I've mostly been hiding from the sun and still watching OITNB.

Also, it looks like I'll definitely be going to Hong Kong this time next month to study abroad for the year! I'm nervous and excited and still in a state of not quite believing it's going to happen. I'll be blogging about my adventures there so I'll try not to study too much or melt from the heat and humidity.

Lyrics in title from Regina Spektor's 'On The Radio'.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Etsy Store!





I thought I'd do a little bit of a different post today and show you my Etsy store! A few weeks ago, I made myself a scrunchie with a bow using some leftover material I had and thought why not make some more and sell them. So that's what I'm doing! I also make scrunchies with bunny ears that work well with high ponytails. The store is called For The Crown since crown can mean the top of a person's head or whole head. I also thought it sounded like a dramatic show/book where people do anything it takes to become rulers (which reminds me I need to watch more of Game of Thrones but I've recently been sidetracked by Orange Is The New Black). I have bought some more fabrics so there will be more different colours and styles up on the shop soon!

Shop link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ForTheCrown

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Grey Days in Paris

Shirt - Forever 21, Skirt - Vintage (from Mum's wardrobe)
Notre Dame
Conciergerie


Sacre-Coeur

View from the Sacre-Coeur
Eiffel Tower

Two pianos with a sign saying 'Play Me. I'm yours'
Pont Alexandre III
Arche de Triomphe
The Louvre

Apologies for the lack of posts this week but I was in Paris for the last few days! I didn't have any wifi there so I was away from social media and everything for a while. I didn't miss it that much though since I was in a gorgeous city (although I probably wouldn't have gotten lost as much if I did have wifi). I haven't been to Paris in about 10 years so I had to do all of the touristy stuff again because I could barely remember anything. It was a shame it was grey and rainy most of the time but hey, I'm British, we're used to it. I'd love to go back again when there's better weather, explore some more and experience the cafe culture properly.