Monday, 25 August 2014

Sunday Summary #4

1. // All black, everything black.
2. // Some makeup I did on my little sister.
3. // I finally got more Real Techniques Brushes. I have wanted both of these for ages!
4. // I have Depop! And I'm selling some things.

My Instagram: letitiaharriet

  • I know this post is a day late! I honestly just lost track of the days. I have been using my instagram a lot more so I decided to kinda make this series more photo based from now on. :3
  • I've gone shopping this week and bought some things to take to Electric Picnic, which I'm going to this week. Stupidly enough I kinda forgot that I would need some posts going up when I'm gone, but I will try to write something before I leave. But if I disappear, that's where I am! 
  • Watching - I think I've watched nearly 2 seasons of Dexter this week. And I really don't know where I've found the time. 
  • Feeling - Excited for Electic Picnic! But I'm a little nervous that I'm forgetting to bring something major. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Haul: Real Techniques, Primark, Collection

Bag - Primark
Necklace - Penneys

I know I said I'd be posting a collective haul this week. But after sitting down and having a think about it. I decided it would be a better idea (in my eyes at least) to just post outfit posts more often. That way you get to see my wearing the clothes, and see how I'd style them in my day to day life. I've posted one already and I'll link it here.

Instead of doing the collective haul I decided to just post the items which you may not otherwise get to see in my outfit posts.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Summary #3

  • I've quickly realised that these posts are a way of keeping me in check to make sure I post more throughout the week. The last thing I want is to have an intense list of "Sunday Summaries" one after another. I terribly lacked this week with posts, but will be sure to mix it up next week.
  • Sooooo excited cause I got a new phone this week! An iPhone 5 to be exact. Having the wifi actually work on this phone is just tremendous. It also means I've been using instagram so much more, and also my twitter more. And I also got a Depop. (If you have any app recommendations, let me know!)
  • I have actually been buying myself clothes this week, which is really a rarity for me. I find it really hard to actually spend money on myself, so I consider this a win. (A huge collective haul should be up this week. I will make it my mission!)
  • Annnnd I will try to have a second "Room Revamp" post up. (One post a week on those has been going swell.)
  • I'm a creature of habit so if you wanna see what I've been digging as regards reading, watching and listening material I'll link last weeks post here.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Review: Frizz Ease Hair Serum

(Disclaimer: This is an old post I've had backed up for a while. Hope you enjoy!)

John Frieda Orginal Frizz-Ease Hair Serum- £6.29 Boots

This product from John Frieda is pretty well known, but I thought I'd talk about it anyways. I picked up this hair serum as part of a 3 for £10 deal (which is MENTAL by the way) that they had going on in Boots. I got the one for 'medium to coarse frizzy hair' but I think there are two more for different hair types. This one is the middle one.

I'm roughly about 2 thirds of the way through it so far and I think it's made a difference in the way my hair straightens. My hair generally doesn't like being straightened but this helps to smooth is out and make it easier. I put this in after I've washed my hair when it's still soaking wet and apply it to the ends, from the nape of my neck down and then just smooth the rest of what's left on my hands (if anything) over the rest of my hair. It says to use sparingly so I only use about a half pump to a full pump on my entire head, and I try not to put any close to the roots of my hair in case it makes it greasy looking.

This works best I find when I'm straightening my hair because any frizz that is left I can just straighten away. I still use it when I wear my hair natural, but I don't like it as much. It smells like hairdresser hair products, if that makes any sense. If you're in the market for a serum to kill frizz, I'd say try it out. But make sure to get the one you think best suits your hair type. Link to where you can buy it above!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday Summary #2

  • I've been working loads this week so I'm pretty behind on sleep and have a messed up sleeping pattern, but at least I'm making money! Also started doing some volunteer stuff this week which is pretty cool. :3 It's been all go!
  • Currently feeling - similar to last week, but I've also just kinda gone "fuck it", if people don't appreciate me I don't really have time for them anyway.
  • Listening to - The 1975 and Architects. Although Architects just rescheduled their Irish shows until 6 months from now. :(
  • Reading - Haven't really been reading many things this week due to work, but I've still been digging Thunder and Threads and Beauty Crush.
  • Watching - Dexter, SarahWhiteGirl.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

What to take to a Festival: A Preliminary List

I'm a huge huge music fan. Like massive! I even focused my degree on the live events and touring industry. It may come as a shock to some of you that I have actually never been to a music festival before. Y'know with the whole three day camping shindig.? Yeah, never been. Mostly it was down to the fact that the tickets were always too expensive for me, and that (coupled with a few other reasons) resulted in my absence. Now, at the ripe old age of 20 I'm venturing out to my first camping festival.

Photo from here
Since I've never been before, I have been scouring the internet in the search of lists of what to bring. Some obvious things, and some not so obvious that I may have died had I not brought. Something a little unique about my first festival experience is that I am actually working at it. So as well as getting free meals and a separate 'staff' campsite, I am also going by myself with no friends to share in the "I actually don't know how to put up a tent conversation". The festival I'm attending is Electric Picnic and I'll be there from the Thursday to the Sunday so I thought I'd make a preliminary list and you guys can come along and share your lists, experiences, tips and "for the love of god don't forget *insert item here*"

Hope you enjoy!

  • Tent - self explanatory. I've purchased a very small 2 man tent which I need to learn how to put up
  • Sleeping bag - for to sleep in
  • A yoga mat? - to place under my sleeping bag. Not sure if I really need this? (Do I?)
  • Various changes of clothes and socks (for every day, and extras in case they get wet)
  • Plastic bags - to put any dirty clothes in, sit on, and probably other things
  • Baby wipes / Makeup wipes - taking makeup off, cleaning hands, etc.
  • A raincoat - I don't have one yet, but really want a plain black one similar to this but not as expensive
  • A torch or small lantern
  • A portable phone charger - I'm looking at this one, but any recommendations would be great! (I have an iPhone 5)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Money
  • SPF
  • Dry shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet roll
  • ID
Please leave your lists of what to bring down below, and if I've missed anything!