Friday, 25 November 2011

Nerd Alert...

Hey everyone                

This week's Nerd Alert is related more to organisation rather than geeky-ness or studying and there is a story about this so please bare with me :)

So, this week I've had a literal terrible time with my bedroom - on Monday night the inside of one of my wardrobes decided to completely collapse and break - both my rails just came apart from the wall - not fun - I think it was divine intervention telling me I had waay too many clothes, so I had a little impromptu clear out - it's wasn't all bad after all! Because I was super busy with uni-related issues  I ended up spending the week  in a complete mess with my bedroom floor and spare room completely covered in clothes - definitely not good for my inner OCD.

Today I got my wardrobe fixed, I now have a lovely sturdy rail (hopefully) and a shelf - yay! And so my nerd alert for this week is the amazing (if I do say so myself) organisation of my wardrobes:
While I was in the total organisation over-haul frame of mind I decided to sort out my other wardrobe too:


aHm xoxo

Monday, 21 November 2011

Freedom...

Hey everyone           
     
So, it's been a while! As I said in my last post I have been literally buried under work for uni this past couple of weeks, thankfully most of my assignments have been handed in now - thankfully -  so I should be able to blog more (hopefully); Yay!

Here's a few pictures about what I've been up to in my absence:

I just had to take a picture of my new phone & ipod cover - classic prep much?!
Only my fave candy could get me through the stressful last two weeks

I've been wanting to read this series of books (The Weather Warden Series) by Rachel Caine ever since I started reading her Morganville Vampire's Series (which I loved!) and I found them in a local cheap shop in a 3 for £5 offer - steal!

I picked up these three OPI's from Sally's last week to cheer myself up. From left to right: Mrs O'Leary's BBQ (the perfect berry colour to start of my winter collection), My Private Jet (a gorgeous deep brown with silver and black fine sparkles) & Designer...De Better (my favourite - a shimmery/sparkly metallic rose gold - beautiful)

I bought these a while ago but forget to post them; These Barry M Instant Nail Effects Foil in gold and silver were a slight impulse buy - I just thought they would be perfect for the winter party season. The final GOSH nail polish was one that my bf picked out for me (shocker!) and unfortunately it has shown up incredibly bad on camera but in real life it is a metallic purple/blue/green that changes in different lights - so unusual! And it didn't hurt that the bf took an interest in my nails, so I had to buy it, right?!

This was taken on Saturday when I went out with the bf for his birthday. All the cocktails looked soo cute, I wanted to try them all! But I tried the Midori Sour - it was literally lime green! And it came with a pink umbrella too - quintessentially prep even with my drinks haha! It tasted of melon so it was lovely and refreshing but it had a little apple sours kick at the end - so tasty!


That's basically all the interesting things that have happened to me recently so, 
aHm xoxo


Friday, 11 November 2011

11/11/11

Hey everyone                

So, it's 11/11/11 at 11:11 which means it's wish time! I thought I'd share some things that I am wishing for at the minute (literally, haha!)

  1. I wish that I can actually make it through to the Christmas holidays without completely giving up on studying because this pretty much sums up my attitude to work at the moment:
Source: we heart it
2. I wish that this rainy weather will stop soon; I don't mind the cold and frost days but I cannot stand this drizzly rain we are having at the moment!
Source: we heart it

3. I wish that Christmas would hurry up! As soon as these dark nights come rolling in my thoughts immediately turn to Christmas. I love seeing all the twinkly Christmas lights brightening up the dark afternoons/evenings.
Source: we heart it
4.  I wish I could completely redecorate my room. Don't get me wrong, I love my room as it is now - it expresses me perfectly; full of random ornaments, funky lights, colourful bedding and shed-loads of pictures/posters/postcards/notes/tickets on the walls. But I adore how rooms that are all white look - I think they look so clean, clutter-less and classy;
Source: pinterest
4.  I wish everyone would remember all the people in the armed forces that are protecting us and our country, providing us with the freedom that we usually just take for granted - not just today because it is Remembrance Day, but every day.
Source: pinterest

It only comes around once every hundred years so what did you wish for today?
aHm xoxo

Nerd Alert...

Hey everyone                


First of all: my apologies for not posting this week - uni has suddenly piled on the work, I've got a lab quiz on monday, a timed essay on friday, a bioethics essay, a case report, a case study AND  a lap report which is worth 30% of my final module grade - all due in the not so distant future so it's stress central for me at the minute! So, blogging will have to take a back seat, but I can assure you that as soon as I have some free time I will be writing a post, I promise. I have just started a tumblr too so I tend to go on that when I have a spare few minutes - follow me on http://www.tumblr.com/blog/thelifeandtimesofbelle :)

Anyways, so reflecting my current complete submersion in my work here's my Nerd Alert pic of the week:

note the pink and green :)

So, I promise I will be back soon, until then;
aHm xoxo

Friday, 4 November 2011

Nerd Alert - Stationery Love...

Hey everyone                

Hi my name is Annabel and I'm a stationery addict.

Admission is the first step to addressing the problem - haha!

So, I was browsing WHSmiths the other day and I stumbled across these goodies - I allowed myself to pick these two things up before reining myself in;

I saw these pens and just had to try them, I have to say that I'm not really a huge fan (gasp, shock horror!) of the Sharpie markers but these pens are fab - the ink dries super quickly and there is absolutely no bleeding through the page (one of my pet hates) - new fave pens, for definite!

These are literally the only mechanical pencils that I can actually
 use without breaking the lead every two seconds!



I also picked up a few books whilst I was there;





Where She Went by Gayle Forman: The picture of New York in the background of the cover of this book - I have such a love affair with this city and will literally read anything to immerse myself in New York - I can't wait to visit! The book seems to be about a standard relationship break down and the repercussion of that - a classic formula. 
Heist Society by Ally Carter: I bought this one because I loved the Gallagher Girls series from this author and after reading the blurb I thought the plot was really original - seeing the inside of a crew of theives but with a young, modern twist. I read this as soon as I got home and I really liked it, let me know if you want me to review it!
Celebriteens by Joanna Philbin"Gossip Girl would love this" the quotation at the top of the cover of this book from Cecily von Ziegesar was really why I purchased it. This book appears to be a mix of the It Girl series and Gossip Girl - I loved both cult series so I'm very happy. Also, once again it's set in New York - seems like my perfect book!




Hope you enjoyed :)

aHm xoxo



Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Winter Warmers...

Hey everyone                

Seeing as mother nature seems to decided to eventually brought autumn to England, I decided it was high time to invest in some winter knitwear. I am not usually enamored with knitwear, I am far more of a hoodie kinda girl rather than a jumper kinda girl, but considering I am at uni now I figured it was time for my style to grow up a teensy bit -  I didn't want to be the girl always turning up to class in a hoodie, leggings and uggs (no matter how cosy they are!), so here's what I purchased; 

This knitted cardigan/hoodie thingy caught my eye as soon as I walked into the Matalan store, I only saw one on the shelf so I did admittedly collar an assistant and practically begged her to get me another - thankfully she complied and I got to take this cutie home! I am usually really unsure of these fair-isle-type knits but I love this one - especially the cute bobbles!
 I picked these two long-sleeved t-shirts up from my local Gap outlet for three reasons: a) I had zero striped shirts and I feel like striped shirts have become such a staple, b) these were 20% off - too great of an opportunity to pass up and c) they are so soft - perfect for looking put together but still feeling cosy!

After a good few weeks at uni now I have found that basic cardigans and tank tops are perfect to wear under my lab coat - they don't make me too warm and aren't too bulky to wear in my many lab sessions. These two are from H&M, they are simply basic cardigans for, I think around £10 each (I'm not entirely sure though), one is in navy (preppy influence) and one in in a sort of chocolate brown - I was drawn to this in the store, no idea why but after initial shoppers-guilt when I got home I do now really like it

These three jumpers are from Primark and were an actual steal at just £!0 each! I bought the cream one at the beginning of September because I thought it would be perfect to wear with leggings due to the dipped hem at the back and the chunky-ish knit just screams winter cosy-ness at me. I loved the cream one so much that I went back this weekend and bought the camel and black ones as well - I feel that I can justify buying 'one in every colour' because they are only from Primark and I do really love them!

Now, I know these technically go against my mature knitwear buying theme for this haul but I couldn't completely wean myself off buying hoodies. Again these are from H&M and I think they were around £20 each. I bought these to add to my collection of hoodies basically just because they had Nantucket and The Hamptons graphics on them - sad but true. I never see anything with these two of my fave places on them so I felt it was my destiny to buy them - well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

 Finally, this is a knitted headband thingy from Primark, my mum bought it for me so I have no idea how much it cost - though considering it is Primarni I really don't think it will break the bank! I think this will be super cute when it gets really wintery instead of a hat!

Well, that's all for my haul - hope you enjoyed :)

aHm xoxo
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