Monday, 31 March 2014

April Inspiration

Another Month. Here are a few little things to inspire you this April. This month I'm liking ripped jeans, barely there makeup and pastel shades. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cèlfie Time

These T's have been floating around Tumblr and Instagram for a while, and it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on one. I paired it with a lil' DIY project- my skirt. Being a lanky 5ft 10", I find it difficult to find skirts that cover my tooshie sometimes, so I figured I may as well try and make one that did. A bit of fabric and one very good YouTube video, and I was sorted! 

It's officially Spring here in England, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't freezing my butt off taking these snaps. Although if I'm honest, I'm just so happy that my camera has been fixed and is back on form. Time to get back into a blogging routine! Having said that, sleep is definitely coming first for me right now. You know when you feel under the weather and get a cold that you can't shift? Yeah, that's been me for the past few weeks. I'm off to go and bury myself under my duvet with a book. 

This is my last week of school before a well needed break, and I'm kinda in denial of the fact that I have to start revising for exams after Easter. Ignorance is bliss, I guess. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

NOTD: Ballet Slippers, Essie

Rings- Topshop and River Island 

Ballet Slippers has just been added to ever-growing nail polish stash and I couldn't be happier. I'm sure you've heard all about this shade because there's constant hype around it, but it's the perfect combination of pastel, off-white goodness. It's pretty sheer, so you'll need three coats before you get a nice, opaque effect. But I kind of like that about it, because you can have a really subtle wash of pink, or build it up. 

Granted, you need a good dollop of top coat to protect this from chipping (I think I lasted 3 days tops), but you can't fault Essie on their colour selection. What's next on my list, I hear you ask? It's definitely Master Plan. After Suzie at Hello October blogged about this shade I have decided I need it. The perfect taupe-y, lilac grey? I'm sold. 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Wish List: 15/03/14

Wish List: 15/03/14

Wish List: 15/03/14 by rubysterland 

Here are a few bits and pieces that I would snatch up if money were no object. 

Revlon's Colour Burst Matte Balms- After seeing Suzie's review of these, I knew that I needed to give these a good swatch on my next trip to Boots. I went into Boots today and spent a good while swatching and yep, I still haven't bought one. So many colours, so little decision making skills. 

Celfie Sweater- These sweaters and tees have been all over the internet recently, from Ebay to Etsy. I think they look great with a pair of jeans, nice and simple. (That's my kind of outfit)

D Frame Sunglasses, Warehouse- These past few weeks the Sun has been out in the UK and something inside me is telling me that I need a new pair of sunnies. Of course I do. 

The Breakfast Club, DVD- Since watching this film last week, I can now appreciate all the little references in films like Easy A. ("You mess with the Bull, you get the Horns" baffled me every time.) I now have a lil' John Hughes in my life and I ain't going back.

Nike Mid Grey Suede Blazers- I genuinely have no idea of these sneakers are cool, or really not cool, but I'm bored of my good old Converse, and these look all snug and comfy.

Pug Wash Bag, Catseye London- A Pug, on a wash bag? Hell yes. I don't have a clue why, but Pugs always make me chuckle a little bit.

Jewel Green Beaded Back Maxi Dress, Topshop- Topshop is on point at the minute, and I have my eyes on this piece. I reckon it will be perfect for a summer holiday. Now we just need summer, right?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

On The Go

At long last, I'm back. This super easy look was my outfit of choice for a quick trip to London. Heeled ankle boots that are comfy? Hell yes. Put it with skinny jeans, and white shirt (this River Island offering has sheer sleeve panels) and a navy coat, and I'm there. 

This past month has been hectic, to say the very least. My camera is still out of action, so my iPhone is my new best friend. Waiting for packages from the other side of the world sucks, man. I can't wait till I get this new camera part! I've just finished a huge school project that I've been working on since September though, so that's one less thing to think about. These next few months are going to be so, so important for me. I'm about to respond to my university offers and then it's revision, revision, revision. 

Anyone sensing a theme here? I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!