Saturday, 23 February 2013

nnedi recommends #1


my favourite quote p.39 "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
BOOK: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER BY STEPHEN CHBOSKY
- definition of a wallflower (noun) - a shy person, who is frightened to involve themselves in social activities and does not attract much interest or attention.

A new series of posts that I like to call 'Nnedi recommends..' in which I recommend a product/item that I've been loving recently and that I'd like to share with you all.
I'm sure that most people would have heard about this by now seeing as the movie came out recently and was a huge success. I haven't actually watched the movie myself but I plan to buy the DVD soon-ish. I have a habit of reading the same type of books; extremely girly, love story, girl wants the guy whose already taken blah blah blah and always written from a girl's point of view. So after being recommended this book to read by my best friend, I thought now would be a good time to broaden my horizons when it comes to reading. 
The book is written in a series of letters written by the main protagonist, Charlie, in which he discusses his day-to-day highs and lows when going through high school as a "wallflower". The kind of thing most of us would go through as a teenager such as, falling in love, not fitting in, making new friends, trying new things, hard family life, trying to get good grades etc. What I love about this book is that Charlie is genuinely a nice person and quite relatable in some cases, which makes him so lovable as a character and makes for a really easy read; I was able to finish it within about 5 days and all I could say when I finished it was: "Wow". It's quite an emotional book although not a particularly sad one, just a book that really does make you think about life as it's pretty deep. 

Q: have you read this book or watched the film? what are your opinions on either or both?

Monday, 18 February 2013

a fist full of glitter in the air

BARRY M NAIL PAINT IN 308 ICE CREAM PURPLE AND AMETHYST GLITTER
Following on from my post about glittery nails, I decided to actually go out and buy my first glitter nail polish (oh the excitement). I figured that covering all my nails in glitter might be a tad out there, so I went for a combination of the two. Barry M nail polish will always be my favourite, closely followed by Topshop Nails, it's definitely the best quality for its price I feel.
The only problem with the glitter one is that it's a bitch to get off! I was taking it off with a cotton pad and it was just falling apart and getting stuck the glitter and I'm pretty sure I used like an eighth of the bottle of nail varnish remover; however I guess that means it's pretty long lasting.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

my 'luxury' wishlist #1

Basically, I bought a money bank which I keep on my desk and at the end of each day any loose change I may have in my purse I put in this money bank. Seeing how I have nothing really big to save for such as a new laptop or phone, I thought I could use the money I do save to buy myself "luxury" items that I want but either wouldn't usually dare buying because the price scares me away or just having got round to buying. You see naturally, I am a bit of a cheap skate, I don't like spending my money on things that are higher end if I can get the same for like half the price. Although I have been started to realise it's good to treat myself once in a while, so at the end of every 2 or 3 week period I'm going to open my money bank and buy one of these items with whatever I have saved. This way I don't feel like I'm actually spending my money.

1. MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID FOUNDATION SPF 15 | £20.50
Never did I ever think I'd think about spending this much on a foundation but I think it will be worth it as I want to stop using concealer now and just use foundation.
2. TOPSHOP LIPS IN "RUMOUR HAS IT" | £8
I own like no lipsticks, the three I do have are good for nights out but aren't very good for everyday, this one however is nice pinky nudey neutral which hopefully will be suitable.



3. DIESEL LOVERDOSE PERFUME 30ML | £28
I am absolutely in love with the smell of this, I don't tend to buy my perfumes because it's sort of a tradition that my dad buys them from duty-free whenever he goes abroad but since he's not going away for a while I thought I might as well buy some myself.
4. LUSH "LOVE LETTUCE" FRESH FACE MASK | £5.95
Can't wait to slap this on my face to be honest.

5. JUST DANCE 4 (Wii) | £19
I have Just Dance 1 & 2 and I love them so Just Dance 4 is an excellent investment for me as there's some really good songs on there and I'm trying to get a "beach bod" in time for my holiday in July.
6. LUSH TEA TREE WATER TONER | £3.95
Read so many good things about this toner on other blogs and since I'm almost out of my Clarins toner.