29 April 2013

I said 39 times that I love you to the beauty I had found.


If you don't like public displays of affection and don't want to see me being all mushy then this is not the post for you!

Today, Pete and I celebrate our fourth anniversary! I honestly cannot believe how fast time slips by; it seems like just yesterday that we celebrated our third anniversary, but I guess it is testament to our relationship that everything just seems so natural.

We've had our fair share of difficulty; I lived in Germany for 10 months as part of my degree and right now we are also apart as we moved back home after university and long distance is really hard sometimes, especially days like this when you can't celebrate together.
It does make us appreciate the time we spend together all the more though, and although there are days we spend curled up in bed watching The Wire, we also make a real effort to create new memories together as much as we can.

I know all the tears and frustration will be worth it in the end. There's nobody else I would rather wait to be with and Pete is always there to reassure me that we can do it. He is so lovely and just the kindest person I've ever met.
 He's my best friend and although he laughs at me when I cry at films/TV/books/songs (I cry a lot, OK?), he's always there to cheer me up and can even suppress his giggles long enough to do so.
Every day we spend together is a day full of fun, laughter and love and I can't wait until we get to spend every day that way.

17 April 2013

Birthday Wishes

First up, sorry for my online absence! I was swamped with a ridiculously difficult essay which I had to basically construct with absolutely no assistance from my lecturer; seriously, the man doesn't even have an email address.
Then, the day after hand in, I was struck down with a horrible cold/flu hybrid that left me feverish and miserable and trying not to throw up (lovely mental image for you all there) During that time, though, I got to have a nice long think about my birthday tomorrow. I feel that now I'm getting older- I'll turn 23 this year- people don't really bother so much about presents which is fine and, to go all soppy on you for a minute, Pete will be here to celebrate with me so really I'm getting what I want the most anyway.
However, despite being perhaps a bit too old for presents, I of course compiled a little birthday wishlist anyway because, well, I just love looking at pretty things.

Birthday Wishes

Laura Mercier SIlk Creme Foundation (Medium Ivory): I recently went to get matched up to this foundation after hearing so many good things about it and, truly, it's love. I loved the colour match, the finish and the lasting power which, for an oily-skinned lass like me, is essential. It is a bit pricey though, at £33, but I've been very subtly dropping hints about getting House of Fraser vouchers and if I do then this will be my target!

Lascana Polka Dot Swimsuit: I absolutely love swimming and find it so relaxing and peaceful. What I don't love is exposing my tummy/thighs to a pool full of strangers (although I am working on that because I shouldn't actually care what strangers think of how I look!) I just think this little suit is so cute and I love it.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (Happy Days): I've never tried a NARS lip product before and this colour would be gorgeous for sunny days outside.

Topshop Cream Blush (Flush): This appears to be sold out now but really I'd like any of the Topshop cream blushes. The colours look lovely and the texture seems like it would work really well too.

Origins Zero Oil Cleanser: Now I'm getting older I'll have to start looking after my skin more. I used to always make the mistake of scrubbing and rubbing at my skin to get rid of the oil but I realise now that just makes it worse! So I need to start choosing products that are right for my skin type. The amazing Kate from gh0stparties recommends this and her skin is gorgeous so I'd like to see if I can get the same glowy skin as her.

Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch: I am in love with this watch. It is just so stunning; classic but not boring, attention-grabbing but not ostentatious. It is a thing of beauty and I would love it on my wrist!

So that's what I'll be wishing for when I blow out my candles this year! Have you tried any of these products? What do you recommend I splash my birthday cash on? (even as I try to pretend I'll save some!)