Monday, 29 July 2013

H&M Wishlist - 29th July

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see the new H&M catalogue in my postbox (as well as the ASOS magazine). As always, it was a mistake to flick through the shiny booklet of generally affordable clothes as I wanted a good three quarters of what was pictured. I have made another wish list that makes me wish I got my student loan in August rather than September. Seriously, go check out the new arrivals on the H&M website - there is so much to look at!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

River Island wish list - 25/07/13

This morning I felt like looking at the River Island website for the first time in a while. Now I wish I hadn't! I went on it looking for, maybe, a couple of pieces for a wish list post but I liked so much that River Island now have a post of their own! Crazy.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Playlist #2

Time for another playlist! This is half inspired by T in the Park and half from random songs I've heard on the Radio/from Youtube suggestions recently. Again, I know some of these songs are old but YOLO (obviously).

Falling - Haim
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Toxic - Peace
Bang Bang -
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Love Like This - Kodaline
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Panic Cord - Gabrielle Aplin
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Thunder Clatter - Wild Cub
Way in The World - Nina Nesbitt
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N - Noah and the Whale
Amsterdam - Imagine Dragons
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Summertime Sadness (Remix) - Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
Laura Palmer - Bastille
Sink or Swim - Lewis Watson
Wild - Jessie J (feat. Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal)

So these are the songs i'm listening to right now! If you like any of them make sure you buy the tracks in store or from an online retailer (like iTunes or Amazon). Downloading illegally isn't helping anyone guys!

What songs are you obsessed with at the moment? Let me know!

Rachael xoxo

Review: Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer (dry/sensitive skin)

You may or may not know this, but I do not like primers. I have tried various brands - Avon, Smashbox, Benefit to name a few - and have never found any that I would buy again. Actually, I haven't ever finished a tube (and they are usually tiny tubes!) Sure, The Porefessional is okay but I would never buy a full size! Recently I got my Elemis moisturiser free with a magazine (was it Marie Claire?) and I started using that as a primer with brilliant results. Now I am finished with it and I was sad - until I found this! It is my new favourite product! I love it!

What I'm Reading #1

Hi there!
I know, I have been awful with posting recently. I can't even give you a valid excuse for my lack of productiveness because I can't think of one. I have been sitting around, watching awful daytime tv and thinking about posting but not actually doing it. I have done a bit of reading, so I thought I'd post up the books I've ravished in the past month or so.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

I’m back from T in the Park 2013 (and a cheeky trip to Edinburgh)!!!

 I’m sorry I haven’t posted in over a week. I have been in Scotland! Yes, I know, exciting! I spent a few days in Edinburgh before getting the bus to T in the Park for an AMAZING weekend. The weather was so  lovely and if the line up was good again I would definitely consider going. It was definitely the best festival I have ever been to.

Edinburgh was really lovely too. I was forced to go to the castle and now I feel like a cultured lass. It is just a really pretty city and yes, I would go back! I have no clue what to say so I am just going to post some photos and list the bands I saw this weekend. Excuse this awful post – I’m still dead tired. I just want to upload some photos!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Instagram Update #4

I haven't had an Instagram update for a while. I thought I'd do one. Enjoy.

OOTD // And I will wait, I will wait for you (and an update on Mumford and Sons in Stratford! It was so so so so so good!)

Yesterday I went to go see Mumford and Sons at the Queen Elizabeth park in Stratford. I can tell you, it was absolutely amazing! Although it was probably a bit too hot, I had such a good time. All the bands I saw - Haim, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons of course - were fantastic. I am so happy I forked out the £60 for the ticket and at least now Chris has said we are definitely seeing Mumford at T in the park (like we weren't going to anyway. Who would choose Calvin Harris over Mumford?)

So here's my outfit!

Friday, 5 July 2013

OOTD // Then the walls of my town, they came crumbling down

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in almost a week! I have been doing absolutely nothing but going to supermarkets, reading Pride and Prejudice and watching awful films on Netflix. I want to do a few posts but with my Macbook playing up it is just such an effort to take photos and upload them. Tesco gave my mum a "£2 off when you buy an SD card" so I think that this is a sign that I need to get a new SD card for my camera. Pointless story's my outfit!