Sunday, 28 October 2012

My face/ galaxy nails

Hello. Today I wanted to show you my nails. I tried this whole galaxy thing and it worked out okay actually!
First I painted my nails with a coat of navy nail varnish as the sky. Next, I painted a blob of light green in the middle of each nail and then I cut a small piece off a sponge and dipped it into a pinky/purple colour. I lightly used the sponge to splodge this around the outside of the green and then I used a new sponge to splodge a very thin layer of a darker purple and silver over this. To add the stars I used a pink glitter polish and then a silver glitter polish over the top.

What do you think?


Friday, 19 October 2012

My Scrapbook/ old things

I'm very keen to remember everything that happens in my life, hence this blog. I've always been REALLY bad at keeping a diary because I just can't write when I know it'll only be me that's reading it. I find it so difficult. I do keep a scrap book though, and anything I collect that doesn't go in my scrapbook goes in my 'archive' box. I just thought it would be quite appropriate if I showed it all to you since this blog is basically just one big scrap book!
The first 4 pictures are from my Scrapbook. Basically anything that means something, and some things that don't mean anything, gets stuck in. I've got everything from birthday cards to train tickets to little sketches.

The rest of the pictures are from my 'archive' box. This is a tin with all the overflow from my scrapbook. I love looking thhrough all this stuff because I come across stuff I'd completely forgotten about, like little notes my best friend used to write to me when we were about seven and stories I wrote in primary one. I've put in some scans of some of the things I have in there, like a sheet of limericks, which I have to say, I'm still pretty proud of, and a story called "Hattie on Holiday" (a masterpiece, if you ask me). You can also see there a letter I wrote with my friend to Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter, addressed to 'Dan' from his 'biggest number 1 fans'. As you can see, we asked him if he could get us a part in the movie as we had a sense of humour and were patient so we could wait between scenes. What is also obvious, is that we never got round to sending that letter off, which is probably why I never starred in Harry potter.

In my box I also found a delightful story about a man named Rosh who ran over his daughter in a tractor and killed her, a word bank from a reading book I read in primary school and a zine I made a couple of months ago (you can read about that HERE )

Do you have a scrapbook?

Monday, 15 October 2012

Crotchet blouses and leather jackets

Blouse: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop
Leather Jacket: Topshop
Belt: Charity shop
Shoes: New Look
Saturday was my friend Andrew's birthday so to celebrate we went to Pizza Express. I wore my blouse that I bought in London and my high waisted skirt and my leather jacket since it's been so cold recently. I really really like the crotchet part of the blouse simply because it's a bit different and it's quite an unusual colour. I'll admit I was a bit chilly and I probably should have worn tights.
Moving on, I really want to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Anyone else? It just looks like the cutest thing ever. And Emma Watson is possibly the most beautiful person, like, ever. It's the October holidays this week so hopefully I'll find time to go to the cinema!
I don't have much else planned for the holidays at the moment but my friends have been expressing a desire for a bit of camping recently so that might happen, although it'll be flipping cold if we do! We're also planning a tie-dye day. It's pretty self-explanatory really. We buy things and tie-dye them. I'm really looking forward to that and I'm sure it'll make an excellent post!
Are you on holiday this week?

Friday, 5 October 2012

Vintage Shopping... ish

I did mean to post this on Monday but I didn't have time. School's just been crazy busy recently.

Anyway, I decided to try and do a bit of vintage shopping last weekend as Edinburgh's got so many little vintage boutiques. I went by myself because I felt like I'd be able to get better stuff when I could just spend as long as I wanted in each shop. I targeted the Grassmarket and the surrounding area because it's like vintage central. You've got Armstrong's, Herman Brown's, Godiva and Lady JoJo's Boutique all within a 5 minute walk of each other, as well as a number of dusty, cosy-looking bookshops. 
 This is what I wore -
shorts:Urban Outfitters

 Bookshop near the Grassmarket ¦ Victoria Street ¦ 2 of my friends ¦ bikes ¦ yellow cab!

I went into Herman Brown first and it was really lovely in there. I could tell everything was hand picked and it was all laid out so nicely. I SO almost bought a Wrangler's denim shirt for £24.99 but in the end I decided not to. Next I went into Godiva which was really lovely too. It has a mix of vintage and designer stuff mixed together and, again, everything was beautiful and hand picked. I didn't buy anything in there either.

Then I walked along to probably Edinburgh's most well-known vintage shop - Armstrong's. This was a different experience. I walked in and the first thing that hit me was the smell. It has that really musty old people smell that you get in old charity shops. The second thing was the clutter. Unlike the other two I'd been into, I sort of felt like this stuff had just been bunged in there. However, I wasn't put off. It's definitely one of these shops where you'll find some UH-MAY-ZING stuff if you're one of these people that has the patience to root around in really pretty dire things. After a while, I figured I'm not so much one of these people as I thought I was. The smell and the busy-ness of the shop just got to me and I decided I'd better leave. 

When I came out I decided it'd probably more fun if I'd brought a friend along so today after school, a couple of friends and I went up again and this time I had a MUCH better time. I still didn't buy anything but I found a whole load of stuff I really liked and we had a really good time laughing at all the really bad stuff. I guess I'm just not a lone-wolf, huh? HA!

Do you like vintage shopping? Where do you go?