Monday, 24 September 2012

My weekend in photographs

I made mini meringues which were so easy to make!

Picking some things from the garden with sweet peas and carrots.

So not much done at the weekend, basically just cooking and doing some art work (I got my first A at A-level!).
The upcoming weekend should be better as I have a few things planned. Probably going to be doing a lot of homework though :/
Hope you have a great week!
Nat x

Sunday, 9 September 2012

a spending spree that should never have happened

Through having a job, I have now been able to buy things, hooray! Before, I was very much reliant on my mum to buy me anything I needed if it was within a certain price limit. I am a frugal person but I know that when I see something I like, I can be very persuasive with myself.
So here are the results of the latest damage. I hope you find this remotely interesting.

White Shirt

Black Cable Knit Sweater

Chain Collar Tips

White Blouse

Floral Crop Top

Silky Blue Shirt

I love the collar tips, although ridiculously overpriced, they are a must-have in a winter wardrobe. Changing any outfit from average to innovative. My mum loaned me her cowboy style collar tips from her youth and I find they add an essence of style to any outfit incorporating a shirt. These particular collar tips are brilliant as they interchange easily although being a pin, they do leave a lovely little hole in the collar. If you're willing to put up with that then these are great and I would definitely recommend them, but if not, then stick to screw on tips or a short necklace.

Hope you're well
Nat x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Photo of the Day 08/09/12

I just took this photo and thought you would enjoy it. A lantern bought at Camden Market.
Nat x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New York, New York

So I thought I would try my first outfit post as I do wear clothes every day, and for some reason I thought I would photograph it today. Hooray for spontaneity.
Be ready for a series of photographs of me looking extremely awkward.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation
Revlon Lipstick in Chili
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
L'Oreal Super Liner
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara

Leather-look Jacket - Primark
Around £25

♥ New York T-Shirt - Newark Airport
No Idea

Acid Wash Jeans - H&M
£15.00 a while ago

Chelsea Boots - Pop Shoes Leeds
20 something pounds

Not doing very well am I? Well I always forget what price I get things for, especially when they were bought a while ago.

Let me know what you think

Nat x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Photo of the day

Today was a really lazy day, all I was doing was watching films and doing some art work. I spent most of my time in my bedroom, like always, and was watching some youtube vids when I noticed this image appear on my ceiling.

It was so beautiful and appeared because of the sun refracting through a stone I didn't even know I had on my windowsill. What a nice surprise :)

Nat x

Give television A Chance

Why is it that as soon as you say "I saw it on a tv programme" you sound less intelligent than when you say "I read it in a book"? No matter what that tv programme was, it will never be as good as reading that book.
In biology a while ago, I was puzzled by something the teacher said and asked him a question. He then asked where I got that information and I said "I saw it on a tv programme" which he continued to reply with "well there you go, tv doesn't always tell the truth does it". Not knowing what programme I had been watching, what it was about, anything, he was quick to judge. This so called lying programme was a documentary on the body and the way it works on Discovery Science. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt that every single fact in that programme will have been wrong, especially if you can learn the same thing in a classroom.
If I had answered with "oh, I read it in a book" my teacher would have been much more accepting of the question I had presented him with. The book could have been a children's book and he wouldn't have cared.
Anyway, what I am trying to convey is that there is a stereotype about tv that it's a lazy way out, and don't get me wrong, I love books, but sometimes things are better to learn on tv:

1. There is always someone explaining everything to you

2. Images help to reinforce the knowledge acquired, especially videos

3. Television programmes are designed specifically to help you learn and understand, much like books, but can appeal to the person that does not have enough time to read books yet wants to learn.

I could continue but then this post would become very boring very quickly.

Image from

What do you think? Do you agree?

Nat x

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Best Day

Having divorced parents can be a difficult thing to handle. Fortunately for me, I can't remember my parents when married, only arguments as we all lived in the same house for 4 years after their divorce. So any opportunity to spend a non-errand day with my dad is a rarity. Luckily, Sunday was one of those days. The weather was perfect and we kicked off the day by going to The Alexandra pub in Harrogate to watch Manchester United vs Southampton and luckily Man U scraped a win, if Southampton won I don't think that my dad would have been so happy.
Afterwards, we walked onto the stray and I took some snaps as I thought the sky looked amazing.

We then took a trip to visit my grandparents house where the sun started setting which was beautiful.

Someone's beautiful garden.

The whole day was just lovely.
Have you ever had a day where everything seems right?

Nat x

Sunday, 2 September 2012


With nail art becoming more and more popular, I decided to take a whack at creating my own masterpiece on my fingers. Salons such as WAH Nails have become increasingly successful, even creating their own how-to books.

There is so much inspiration out there, you can really do whatever you want.
Here are a few of the examples I did to my nails;

There is such a wide variety of what you can create on your nails. Some of the more intricate designs require nail art pens however the simpler patterns can be created with a regular nail varnish brush.
Here are some more images for inspiration taken from the WAH Nails instagram

The possibilities are endless as they say, as to who 'they' are well I'm not quite sure.
Let me know if you have done any nail art and what your favourite style is :)
A word of warning: not something to start when you're about to leave the house as all your hard work will have gone to waste!

Nat x