Friday, 20 November 2015


Today has been quite an exciting day!
When we all arrived at the university we heard rumours about a trip to the big apple around the school in February, however after months of waiting and hearing nothing we decided that it wasn't going to happen.... but IT IS! We have just got the confirmation letter sent a few hours ago, and being the mature eighteen year old that I am my parents have decided to let me go ( aka about 6 hours of begging them to let me)
No deposits or anything haven't happened yet but I have been holding back basically my student loan just incase this did happen, months of saying no to nights out and new clothes have paid off. The best part of all this is it is going to be during New York fashion week. We will be there for one whole week, and staying in the beautiful THE ROW hotel on Times Square, I stayed on Times Square last time I visited which was also in February which when I went, I popped my lip in the wind it was that cold! So all morning I have spent looking at good places to eat, drink, what shops we can go too and also seeing about getting into any shows which will possibly not come off but I am not giving up!
So yeah, since I haven't been yet and I hate just leaving with a text post I will leave you all with some of the brilliant NYC photos I came across... Please let me know if there is any good spots in New York to hit up whist I am there Ive been with the family before and did the generic tourist spots and I would like to try somewhere a little different !
I am also having a week off all social media websites if you do follow me and thought I had possibly died... I have deadlines this past week and seeing people trying this out I thought it would be the best time to try, honestly I have been super productive, missing it hasn't been a real issue! If I wanted to share something with someone I will show them in person, nothing much else to catch you up on life's boring with deadlines but if you want to look at some of the magazine editorials let me know ...
Enjoy your week, thanks for reading! x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Earliest EVER Christmas Haul....

Nope the title hasn't fooled you, this is possibly the earliest Christmas haul ill possibly ever write for you guys, but of course you will be thinking 'What is she talking about how can she get presents this early', 'STOP, its no where near Christmas', or my personal favourite 'Its too early' it is never too early for Christmas. My real reasoning behind all of this is the other week Myself, Sister and Grandma hit the town to have a little neb around before she heads away for a 6 month trip down under to see my auntie. Being the utterly amazing women she is, rather than giving us money she decided to give us presents instead!
So thats my excuse, so whist I sit sipping my cinnamon latte with whipped cream listening to Mariah Carey hit those high notes I'm going to get into this haul ...

Stop one Kiko.
'Kiko' is the latest addition (besides Charlotte Tilbury) into the Newcastle beauty scene, the good reviews and affordable prices where killing me so much I just had to go have a look around, getting some products to try out in the mean time. I will be trying these out over the next week and giving you a review on all this hype.

After a good helping of Nandos latest addition to the menu 'Quinoa salad' which I shall be returning weekly to eat, because its that damm good, we headed clothes shopping. Something, thanks to my new student budget I haven't been able to enjoy in some time!

Hollister winter collection - honestly I dunno where I could start, I have always had a space deep in my heart for Hollister following my teen years, dressing in full tracksuits thinking I was the best thing since sliced bread. But the winter collection just screams wear me next to a warm fire whist watching its a wonderful life aka the tumblr christmas image. Like always I did come across items that where just to 'branded' for my liking, however I have official got my not so ugly christmas day sweater sorted with this adorable polar bear jumper (ITS SO FLUFFY) and these matching polar bear shorts! I need to find me some cute knee high socks to go with these so my legs don't get too cold, I'm  just one of those people who cannot wear trousers without feeling like I am dying from over heating.

Urban Outfitters was the last stop on our list, my gran always loves to see around where I work and tell me stories about her first job as a typewriter. Calvin Klein collection at Urban Outfitters have realised a metallic bra and knickers set, can I say anymore! I have fallen head over heels for this newsiest addition, yet again I felt that the total for what she was spending was hurting me too much so bought the knickers the other week after my shift. Finally I got my favourite item on the list, I have had this jumper on hold saving up for it since my last pay check, and it is this over sized rose pink and black stripped knitted jumper...I feel like a bundle of fluff every time I put this on, also I can wake up half an hour late for uni through this on with some jeans and hey presto I'm ready to go!
Let me know what items you like from this ridiculously early haul, or what you are wanting for Christmas.

Annnnd as for my Grandma, whom I am going to miss so very much at this time of year, especially since I want to spend all the time with her I can, I bought some Ugg styled slipper from 'Fenwicks' so even thought its going to be boiling in Australia at least she will have warm feet in all that air conditioning.
Hope you all have a good week, Ellie x