Wednesday, 30 June 2010


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I may have mentioned in passing over the last few weeks that I'm going to a little place called barbados for a fortnight (eeee!).. :D
Therefore, I don't know how this blog will be updated in that time. It would be cool if it was and there's a computer in the house we'll be staying in, but to be honest I'm not sure whether I'll be in the mood to sit on the computer on my holiday. If I don't see you until I get back, goodbye!!!

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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Things I know I want in life.

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above everything else, i have always, always known that no matter what job i have in the future, no matter how much i earn, i simply want to be deliriously happy in life. if i end up as a bin lady, then i'm ok with that as long as i'm a happy bin lady :)

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I want to live by the sea. simple as that.

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if it's possible for one person to see the entire world, then i'll do that. I don't want to live on a planet as fantastic as the earth and not see any of it. I want to see jungles, seas, deserts, forests, mountains. I want to see everything, meet everyone and show people just how much life is worth.

i got a bit carried away with myself at the end, sorry :P i'm not a very decisive person, and what i want changes all the time but those are the three things i have always wanted throughout my whole life, and when you're me anything constant is pretty important.

Monday, 21 June 2010

tagged- Summer Holidays

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the passenger:
me! MilkNoSugar C:

the getaway:
barbados, i'm going with my mum to visit her cousin (my second cousin?). actually, i'm going in two weeks :D

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the carry on:
i am having some big, serious love for monsoon accessorize at the moment. it's a nice change from all those different shades of beige they call 'neutrals', and this bag looks nicely big and squishy-
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summer staple:
i've always loved panama hats- so easily cool and classic, and i love the boyish twist they give to a floaty summer dress
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beauty bliss:
bourjois has just brought out this weird but amazing lippy- it's completely matte and really soft. i tried it on in Boots and was like 'whaaat?!'. i'd have it in the really cute cherry red and team it with zero make-up for ultimate impact :)

Image from GeniusBeauty

color code:
bright, tropical colours like coral, yellow, turquoise and peach. i'm very tempted to go for topshop's super bright 'flash' nail polish for my toesies, provided it's as bright as it looks on the computer screen of course!
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page turner:
Ugh, this is a real problem for me at the moment, since I'm absolutely terrible at choosing books. I'm such a big reader, but I hardly ever get new ones because I don't even know where to start! I'm looking for a really nice fairytale this summer, but since all the adult books are too grown up for that sort of nonsense, I think I'll stick to the children's section ;P

(this is my favourie book in the whole world, only it's meant for 12 year olds :P)

shaken or stirred:
Although I'm not usually an alcohol drinker, I'll be sampling Barbados' finest in mimosas and pina coladas, trust me :D
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the soundtrack:
i'm absolutely loving fyfe dangerfield at the moment- Faster Than the Setting Sun would be perfect for driving to, She Needs Me would be excellent for walking round the shops and boulevards to, and She's Always a Woman is just, well, perfect.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Friday night, celebrating a friends birthday and the end of our exams! wooo! (that thing on my head is a chefs hat that they give to kids to colour in. apparently it's not just kids now :P)
Onto my latest obsession-
Have you ever seen these? I think they're absolutely excellent! Mini terrariums- little jars filled with plants that need little or no care, and can just sit on your desk- I'm thinking when (not if!) I get to uni I'll have to get one of these- you can't keep a countryside girl away from her green fields for long! Although, since etsy is a mainly american website live plants aren't allowed to be exported, so I may have to settle for a homemade effort-

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


This is an amazing video of Rob Ryan and his team creating a beautiful piece for some exhibition (cba to check what it was). I really love his work, as it doesn't try to be anything pretentious or high class (meaning they don't try and create some hidden meaning that means art snobs can go "oh, you didn't spot that? scoffscoffscoff"). It's just a collection of actually beautiful, intricately cut images that speak about subjects everyone experiences and can feel with him- family, love, friends, daring...
Imma shut up now and let you look at more of his stoof.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Just though I'd show you a couple of random things I've been up to this week ♥

I always try to get just a couple of flowers in my room- it always helps me feel happier :D These were just a product of me running round the garden with a pair of scissors and a jam jar thinking 'oooh, this would look great!'. i fail at flower arranging, so I always prefer the 'arty', higgledy-piggledy look ;P

Just a notebook I covered in peony leaves+ petals this afternoon, I might take it as a journal for Barbados :D surprisingly easy to make, although I had to varnish it in two coats of PVA and it took AGES to dry!

Finally, a sneaky look at my prom dress!! :D purchased two weeks before the actual prom, may I add :P
So, have any of you been preparing for prom? What would your absolute perfect dress be? (luckily, I've got mine already :P)

Summer Playlist

If I had a barbecue to go to right now, I'd totally be listening to these non-stop :)

Free Energy
Free Energy

Here Comes the Blackout

Radar Detector
Darwin Deez

Duran Duran

Pack Up
Eliza Doolittle



Had a very productive day today, 3 more xams left until finished! Love xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


had a chemistry exam today- i HATE chemistry >:(

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Now, I thought I'd just share with you my very favourite food in the world, since I felt like it and I just ate one :) Mangoes are pretty amazing in my book, and if I could eat nothing but mangoes for the rest of my life i'd be pretty ok with that :D I'm going to Barbados this year with the mother, and my second cousin (who we're staying with) says she's got some growing in her back garden- amazing! this unbearable wait to get through my exams and the promise of a tropical island have got me a little obsessed with tropical, caribbean stuff... :)

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Love iitt <3

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Currently Addicted to;

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I have two of these dresses in a lovely, swishy satin-y fabric with different prints on them (also, because i'm such a shorty they go just past knee-length). They're so easy to yank on with a truckload of bangles and pendants, and when the weather's this nice I just can't be bothered :)
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Sparkly, colourful ethnic things. I got quite a few things like this from camden on thursday- i love that place :D

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Have a good summer, y'all :)