Saturday, March 9, 2013

what's in my bag: college edition;

Doesn't look like much in the photo, but I assure you my bag weighs a tonne!  This is a bit different from your average "What's in my Bag" post because my average bag is my schoolbag, not a handbag.  I might do a weekend/handbag post soon, but here's what I carry around with me everyday!

First, the actual college-related stuff.  My dad bought this bag for me last year for college.  It's nothing special, just a rucksack with a padded pocket for my laptop.  Then there's my laptop itself (which gets heavier by the day, it seems) and my laptop charger, which I didn't bother photographing.  Next is a hefty pile of notes, which isn't even half of what I should have printed and which aren't organised yet.  And of course, a refill pad, which is rarely used yet somehow almost empty?  I have a handfull of miscellaneous pens and pencils, but no pencil case.  Then there's my external harddrive, which has my entire life on it.  At least as far as college is concerned.  Every project I've done since first year is on it!  I've a couple of memory sticks/flash drives/whatever ya call 'ems hanging around, too.  I usually have my camera (Canon EOS 600D) with me too, but I couldn't include it in the photo because I used it to take it!

I've been carrying a new phone (which I was given by Vodafone for free!) around with me with around two weeks now, too.  I'm supposed to be switching from Meteor to Vodafone so I'll need this when I lose my current signal.  That was supposed to happen two weeks ago, though.  It hasn't yet, so I'm keeping this phone handy just in case.  I bring my make-up bag with just a few essentials in it so I can touch up my make-up before work every evening.  And finally my purse, from New Look, which was a present from one of my bffs.

There you have it!  This is what I carry in my bag every day.  Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 8, 2013

tag: a - z of me;

I saw this post on Jodie's blog (sweetheartthingslooklovely) and thought I'd give it a go myself!  It's an interesting take on an "about me" survey, and it's a welcome distraction from study and assignments.

A. Age:  21.
B. Bed size:  Double.
C. Chore that you hate:  Hoovering!
D. Dogs:  I have two Labrador x Terrier, but I love Rottweilers.
E. Essential start to your day:  Really minty toothpaste.
F. Favourite colour:  Teal.
G. Gold or Silver:  Gold.
H. Height:  5'3".
I. Instruments you play:  Tin whistle.
J. Job title:  General Assistant.
K. Kids:  None.  Ever.
L. Live:  Kilkenny.
M. Mother’s name:  SinĂ©ad.
N. Nicknames:  Shobear.  Nona.
O. Overnight hospital stays:  Not since I was born.
P. Pet peeves:  Anyone touching me for no reason!
Q. Quote from a movie:  "Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools."
R. Right or left handed:  Right.
S. Siblings:  Two younger sisters.
U. Underwear:  Yes, I wear it.
V. Vegetable you hate:  Parsnips.  Ew.
W. What makes you run late:  Losing track of time when I'm drawing my eyebrows on, and oversleeping.
X. X-Rays you’ve had:  I had an x-ray on my teeth when I was in school.
Y. Yummy food that you make:  I can't cook :(
Z. Zoo animal:  Hippolotamous.

Leave a link below if you decide to do this too, and thanks for reading!

(ps. There's only twelve hours left until my giveaway closes! Be sure to enter, quick!)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

tag: the beauty blogger tag;

Hello, lovlies!  With college and work, I haven't been able to post properly in a while, so today I'm going to answer the beauty blogger tag.  Now, I wasn't actually tagged to do this, but I don't mind if you don't!

(1) Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally curly, especially the shorter layers.

(2) What it your natural hair colour?
Naturally, my hair is a medium, mousey brown.

(3) Do you dye it yourself or do you go to a salon?
I always dye my hair myself.

(4) How often do you wash your hair?
Once or twice a week.  It sounds gross but, considering how often I dye and heat treat my hair, my hair is in great condition, so I must be doing something right!

(5) Do you wear the same hair style everyday or do you change it up?
Since I started working and seeing as my hair is quite long now, I almost always have my hair in a messy bun.

(6) Do you do your own nails or do you go to a salon?
I paint my own nails, yes.  I've been biting my nails (ew) since I was little and I hate having long nails, so I don't see the point in paying to get them done!

(7) How often do you change your nail varnish?
Once it starts to really chip away, so every few days.

(8) Do you always wear nail varnish on your toes?
Yes, always.

(9) How long does it take you to put on your make-up?
On a regular day, when I'm in a rush for college, it takes around half an hour.  When I have the time, I spend much longer doing it.

(10) What do you do first, your face or your eyes?
I usually do my face.  If I'm going out or wearing really dark/black eyeshadow that could potentially ruin my face make-up, I'll do my eyes first.

(11) Do you collect make-up or just buy it when your need to?
I collect it.  If I see something I like the look of, I need to buy it, even if I know I'll never use it.

(12) How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Regularly.  I never go on a night out without them, and I've been wearing them everyday with the last week or so.

(13) Do you wear a full face of make-up everyday?
Yes.  If I'm staying at home and I know I won't be going anywhere or seeing anyone, I won't wear any to give my skin a break, but other than that, I wear a full face every single day.

(14) Do you wear make-up just around the house?
Yes, I do.

(15) Will you leave the house without make-up on?
Rarely or never.  I don't feel comfortable leaving my house without my freckles covered.

(16) How many high end products do you have? 
Quite a few, but not a huge amount.

(17) How often do you wash your make-up brushes?
... Not that often.  It's probably my worst beauty-related habit.

(18) Do you plan what you will wear the next day, or when you are getting dressed?
I rarely plan an outfit, unless it's for an occasion.  Usually it's a case of throwing together whatever I find on the floor.

(19) How often do you change your handbag?
I don't often carry a handbag 'cause I usually have my schoolbag with me.

(20) What time do you get up and go to sleep?
I get up at around 7:30am, and I go to sleep around 1am.

(21) How often and when do you workout?
Sometimes I have to walk upstairs to get to a class.  Does that count?  No? 

(22) Left or Right handed?
Right handed.

(23) How tall are you?
5'3", only little!

(24) Do you speak a foreign language?
I can speak some french.

(25) How many pets do you have?
I have a cat, two puppies, three goldfish, and seamonkeys.

(26) How often are you on blogger?
I'm on blogger every single day, to check my stats and read posts.

(27) Do you read the comments posted?
Yes, I read all of them!

(28) Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yes yes yes.  I'm so easily influenced.  Even bad reviews make me want to try the product for myself!

Have any of you answered this tag?  Leave the link below, I'd love to read it!  If you haven't, then I tag you!  Hopefully you learned just a little bit more about me.  Thanks for reading!

february in photos;

anchor ring from River Island // cuppy cakes! // new shoes // iced latte with caramel & hazelnut, NOM
pretty necklace from New Look // RAICHU // my sister is a stun hun // cutest lock screen ever
keek, anyone? // cute puppy is smelly // sexy adventures with meg // giveaway!

February was a quiet month on the Instagram front! And in general, actually.  Lots of study, not a lot of anything else.  Oh well.  Here's to a better March!