Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Velvet Dress

H&M velvet wrap dress bell sleeve

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! And Happy New Year in advance! I've eaten so much food these days and I don't regret any of it haha! I also went Boxing day shopping although I didn't actually find anything which was annoying as I went out hoping to spend lots of money and find lots of good deals, always the way isn't it! :)

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Glitter Dresses

New Look Glitter Dress Christmas Party Primark Rose Gold Earrings Lidl Lipstick Vintage Mauve

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! Only a few more days and then it's Christmas! I don't have much planned over this Christmas break although I really need to have a sort out of my room and clear out what I no longer need. I'm also scheduled to have steroid injections into my ankles so hopefully they will calm down a little bit afterwards :)

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Easy Reindeer Christmas Card

Easy DIY Reindeer Christmas Card Cricut Cute Simple

Hey Everyone! I hope you're all well! Today I thought I would share with you a little Christmas Card that I made over the weekend :) It's really quick and easy to do but I think it looks really cute! :)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Dinner at Banana Wharf

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! My phone decided to break on Sunday morning and I feel so lost without a smartphone :') It's crazy how much of an impact it has on our lives but I'm currently using an old phone which is probably about 10 years old :') Pretty rubbish though as it only lasted 2 years so it looks like I'm on the hunt for a new one as I was told that repairing it out of warranty would be about £180 :(

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

*Dermalogica Skin Mapping Analysis and Products Review #MyFaceMyStory

Dermalogica #myfacemystory

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I was recently contacted by Preen.Me and Dermalogica to take part in the #MyFaceMyStory campaign so I thought I would share my thoughts with you :) I've been using these products for a few weeks now and my skin feels really good and I don't think it's ever felt this nice during the Winter! It's a nice little routine and it agrees with my skin. Which is good considering they're not the cheapest products and I thought I would go into some more detail about each product and if I would buy it or not :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Regents Park

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! On Saturday I went to a blogging event and to be honest I thought it was a bit rubbish. I wouldn't blame it on the girls that organised it but I think it's more that I'm bored of those kinds of events so I've decided to not go anymore, or at least not for a while :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

DIY Music Folder

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! For today's post I thought I would share this little DIY that I did on the weekend. I needed something to put my piano books in so I thought I would decorate this folder box thing! At Uni/work/PhD land I have a black digital piano and at the base there is some space which I thought would be perfect for storing my books as at the moment I have them piled on top and it's not the tidiest :)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Black and White H&M Blouse

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had another relatively busy weekend. I went home for a close friend's birthday which was really nice and then I also spent some time with my mum and older brother. On Saturday I went shopping with my brother and on Sunday I baked a cake with mum and I dyed her hair.. everytime I say 'Hi, welcome to Nev's Salon :')' and then we chat about everything and I fill her in on work and what I've been doing and we have a little gossip hehe :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Tropical Leaf Print Skirt

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I had a really busy weekend.. I went to a Halloween party on Friday with my work colleagues. It was so cool, my friend went all out with the decorations and made this amazing scary pathway running from the door and up the stairs and it was really impressive! I definitely want to try something similar if I ever hold a Halloween party :) And then on Saturday I went to a Mexican Party at Uni which was lots of fun too and there was a lot of dancing :)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

DIY Halloween Makeup

Easy Halloween DIY wound ripped mouth zombie liquid latex tissue fake blood

Hey everyone! Hope you're well! Today I wanted to share with you a Halloween DIY video where I do some easy wounds. I'm going to a Halloween party on Friday so I wanted to do a test run of my makeup. Obviously I'm not a pro and I'm sure people that know how to do SFX makeup are cringing inside haha! But I'm happy with how it turned out! And I thought it was relatively easy to do and other than liquid latex and fake blood everything else I already had! :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Green Floral Top

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well! I still have a sniffly cold but I'm feeling much better! Last weekend my best friend and I went to visit our other best friend in her new home. She lives in a really lovely area and the house is so cute! It makes me excited to have my own house one day! We went to Bicester Village which was really cool! Lots of expensive shops that none of us could afford.. maybe one day haha! But I did end up buying some Clinique skincare at The Cosmetic Company Store. I'll definitely have to do my research before I go next time and see what shades I am etc so I know what to get! :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Floral Sleeves and Maroon Jackets

Primark Floral MUA Dash Velvet Liquid Lipstick Luxe

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well! I seem to have a little cold which is so annoying! Hopefully my immune system clears it soon :) I had an important presentation on Monday so I spent days preparing and worrying about it, however luckily it went okay! I don't like presenting as I get so nervous and I trip over my words but I'm hoping that with practice I will get better at it!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Curly Hair with L'Oreal Paris Studio Pro*

L'Oreal Paris Studio Pro Heat It Hot and Go Heat Spray Preen Me

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! It was my birthday on Sunday! I had a really lovely weekend, it was quite relaxed and I spent it with family and I ate so much food and cake and I'm still eating leftover cake and feeling slightly sick haha! I think I will be eating only vegetables for the next month XD

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

DIY Bronze Plant Pot with Succulents

DIY painted plant pot bronze succulent

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I've had quite a nice weekend, I went to the pub on Friday with some people from work and then I ended up going home to visit my family the next day which was really nice :) I decided to try and do a little DIY since I was at home and had all of my crafty things however it took much longer than I thought it would haha despite it being so simple! I also kind of underestimated how long it would take for each layer to dry but never mind, better late than never! :)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Floral Wrap Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I've had a really long week in labs but it feels good to be focused on my lab work and doing lots of experiments :) Although on Friday I had to extract DNA from my cells that I've been growing and I hadn't done it before and there wasn't really anyone around to help and I had a student shadowing me so I got all flustered and it took me forever and I'm pretty sure she now thinks I'm useless haha! Friday afternoons are not the right time to be trying new experiments out haha! And then I guess I'll find out tomorrow whether I managed to extract any DNA if not I'll be repeating my experiments again.. joy haha! :)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Woodland Floral Dress

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I've had quite a productive week back at labs and it feels nice to be getting some data and cracking on with more experiments. I also finally bought a new laptop! It's so nice and it actually works and doesn't constantly overheat! I haven't edited a video on here yet but hopefully it takes less than 2 hours to render a 3 minute video haha! :) I also wanted to say thank you so much for everyone's kind words these past 2 blog posts, I really appreciate them! :) 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Khaki Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I think my eyes are finally on the mend, I can now start reducing my eyedrops by a drop a week so hopefully in about 6 weeks I'll be back to 1 or 2 drops a day and it will stay like that. I also had a steroid injection into my knee (I have arthritis in some of my joints) on Wednesday so I've been resting all week. Hopefully my joints and immune system will calm down soon and I won't need more injections for a while :')

Monday, 29 August 2016

Floral Skirt

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had a really nice long weekend although it's gone by so quickly, I'm not ready to get back in the lab tomorrow! I've been having some health problems recently which isn't too great and I've got a huge flare of uveitis in my eyes (inflammation) so I've been taking eye drops every 2 hours to try and calm them down however I don't think it's really working. I'm seeing the doctor again tomorrow so hopefully it's better than a few days ago otherwise I don't know if I will need a steroid injection into my eye again or something! And now I go to the adult part of the hospital so I think I'd have to be awake and I just can't :') nope haha! I'm hoping it won't come to that and the eye drops are doing their job :)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Calshot Beach

Calshot Beach Huts

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had a really lovely weekend. One of my close friends from Uni came to stay with me for the weekend and we had a really nice catch up, ate loads of snacks and spent all of our money at Primark but it was so much fun! I definitely need to see her more often! :)

Monday, 15 August 2016

Lavender Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I took a week off work and it was really nice to relax, watch films and series and enjoy the sunshine! I watched Stranger Things which I really liked and I hope they make another season and then I also started watching Grey's Anatomy and Prison Break :) I also went to the beach and the New Forrest and caught loads of Pokemon which was nice, but now it's back to labs :)

Monday, 1 August 2016

A Day Out In London

Afternoon Tea Browns Brasserie Bar Covent Garden

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I had a really lovely weekend with friends, we went to London to celebrate my friends birthday on Saturday and then on Sunday we went for tapas at La Familia which was really good too! So I thought I would share some pictures with you.. mostly of my friends because they're more photogenic than I am haha!

So on Saturday we started off the day by walking through Hyde Park which was really nice. When I left home it started spitting but luckily the weather was okay all day! So we walked through the park and to the little lake in the middle. Next time we go we will definitely have to hire a pedalo :) 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Taking a Stroll and Catching Pokemon

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I managed to catch some sunshine on Saturday and I finished re-reading the 2nd Harry Potter book xD and then I went walking around catching Pokemon haha! My best find this weekend was a CP210 Psyduck, woo! I decided to take my camera along on my walks and practice my photography a little bit so I thought I would share some photos with you :)

Monday, 18 July 2016

Khaki Shorts

How to style khaki shorts blouse lace crochet choker

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I had a really nice weekend, I went to London on Saturday to an event with My Favourite Sale and I met some really lovely bloggers as well as the founders. Afterwards I met up with one of my childhood friends after about 10 years so it was really nice to have a little catch up :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Navy Crochet Dress

Hollister Lace Crochet Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had another good week in the lab so I got some more significant data and tomorrow I'll be going through it all with my supervisor and seeing what it actually means haha! So that was a good end to the week :)

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Striped Shorts

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I finally got some data last week with my experiments and the results are statistically significant which is really exciting! I repeated the experiment again so we can check whether it was a one off thing or if the same will happen again so fingers crossed! And then I need to figure out what that actually means haha! I also bought a digital piano which I'm sooo happy about, now I can practice while I'm doing my PhD and hopefully it won't take me too long to get back into playing different pieces and learning new things :)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes chocolate white icing frosting buttercream recipe

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! Today I wanted to share a baking recipe with you. I shared this cupcake recipe around Christmas however I wanted to change it a little bit and do something graduation themed. I decided to keep the cupcake base the same but I decided to go for a vanilla buttercream frosting on top with a little graduation cap. I had plenty of icing left over so you could make less or you could go crazy and add more icing :)

Sunday, 12 June 2016

White Gypsy Tops

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well! Ever since I started my PhD I've felt really rushed off my feet and I feel like I'm always neglecting something and I've struggled to get into a routine. It does get me down sometimes as I feel like I'm all over the place and I'm not on top of everything. I feel like I'm slowly getting there but it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. So I decided to stop stressing about everything and I took a little break from blogging/Youtube/Instagram even though I had things ready but it was worth it. I managed to relax and I watched loads of romcoms as I'm a huge sap and I feel a bit more relaxed now :) That's another thing, being at Uni these past few years I'm used to breaking up for the Summer holidays by now but now I have to work all the time so it's just non stop :') How do people do it, why am I so bad at it haha!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Grey Suede Skirt

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well and you're enjoying your bank holiday weekend! I've had quite a productive week, I sent off my cloning samples for sequencing so hopefully I get that back these days and I've managed to fix my problem from a few weeks ago and I also did some more DNA extractions so I should finish all 350 of them this week too! Hooray for nearly seeing the end of this little section of experiments etc! And then it's figuring out the next course of action, it's going to be a stressful few years haha!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Fuschia Dresses

French Connection Dress Pink Fuschia

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I've had a bit more luck in the lab this week which is always good! I guess it's to be expected when you're doing research and doing experiments that haven't been done before so you're bound to get complications :') But fingers crossed that this week I can do some diagnostic experiments to see if it's all working and hopefully I can finally have some data the week after.. a girl can hope haha! I do apologise in advance for boring you all with my Science talk every week but I guess it's what I do everyday haha! And thank you for all of your lovely comments! :)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Pink Pinafore

Pink Pinafore Dungarees Faux Suede Primark

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had quite a tough week in labs this past week but I'm slowly learning to not be so disheartened, as everyone always tells me: 'It's science it always goes wrong and be suspicious when it goes right!' Haha! Sometimes I feel like I'll be getting somewhere and then I have to take 10 steps back but I'm getting better at figuring out what steps to take to figure out what's gone wrong and why and then what I should do next. Luckily I have a really nice post doc who's so patient with me and is there to help! #FirstYearPhDProblems haha. Luckily though by the end of the week we figured out my problem and we now know how to fix it so I'm going to do some more experiments these weeks and hopefully get some actual results! Woo! :) 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Flower Butter Biscuits with Jam Recipe

Butter Biscuits with Apricot Jam

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! The sun has finally come out in England this past week which has been really nice! So I've been relaxing outside this weekend, although I think it's back to rain tomorrow which I'm not looking forward to!
Today I wanted to share with you a recipe that I've already done before just in the shape of a heart haha! But I liked it and I wanted to do it in the shape of a flower, I hope you don't mind! :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Floral Monochrome Joggers

Primark Harem Pants monochrome

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! Yesterday I went to Secret Cinema in London where they showed 28 Days Later and it was pretty awesome! We didn't really know what to expect and it was a bit on the pricey side. My ticket came to £40 as I'm a student and we went on a Saturday so it was weirdly cheaper than other days but I think it was worth it! I don't want to give too much away in case anyone is going but it's like a "cinema experience" so I guess it's a bit like a cross between Fright Night at Thorpe Park (scary zombie people) with some running before watching the film but it was really cool and we all had to dress in scrubs! :)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Monochrome Dress with a Red Lip

Primark Lipstick red super matte liquid lipstick monochrome dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I feel like all of my weeks are just blurring by as it's a similar routine every week and before I know it, it's the weekend again! Two of my best friends came round to visit this weekend and we had a lovely little catch up! Then during labs this past week I did a transfection. I basically have a gene of interest which I inserted into circular DNA (plasmid) and I put it into bacterial cells so they'd grow up loads up my DNA for me, I then extracted this DNA and mutated a few different base pairs. On Thursday I tried to insert this "bacterial" DNA into human cells and hopefully they took it up into their cells and expressed my gene of interest. So on Monday I am going to find out whether it actually worked or not and if there are any interesting results, so fingers crossed!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Embroidery Dresses

H&M Embroidery Dress Bodycon

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! Labs are pretty much back in full swing so the long grueling days of DNA extractions have started again. I have to extract DNA from 350 samples and I'm currently on 230 I'm nearly there :') It's a bit of a pain as I can only really do 12 samples in a day and it takes forever!I should be done in the next few weeks though and then it's on to the next step :) 

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Prague 2016

Prague Vlog Things to do

Hey everyone! I hope you've all had a good week! I've had quite an easy week in labs, I didn't give myself too many experiments to do but it's going to pick up from now on, waah! I've also been trying to get back into gym and I actually went everyday which is surprising XD I've been trying out classes to see which ones I liked so I ended up going to the gym as normal on Monday where I mainly did squats, Tuesday I tried Yoga, Wednesday Pilates, Thursday Zumba and then Friday was in the gym and the main exercise was deadlifts. I'm hoping I can keep some form of exercise going for a while haha as I'm actually very unfit and I have no stamina at all!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Monochrome Trousers at the Shard

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I had a lovely time in Prague and I went a bit snap crazy so I need to sort through the photos and somehow cut them down to fit in a blog post XD It's been really nice to have a week off from Labs and switch off my brain so I don't have to keep thinking about how my experiments are going and what I need to do next. I kind of wish I had another week off though! :)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Afternoon Tea | Windsor

Afternoon Tea Harte and Garter Windsor
Hey everyone! Happy Easter! I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and you're eating lots of chocolate and yummy food! Friday evening I ended up booking a last minute holiday to Prague for Monday which I'm really excited about although I'm finding it difficult to plan what to wear and what coats to take as I don't want to be too hot or cold.. and I want to wear pretty dresses and skirts but I also want to be comfy and to be able to walk although so it looks like trainers and casual outfits for me XD

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Mini Egg Rocky Road Recipe

Easter Rocky Road recipe mini egg creme egg

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I had a lovely weekend and saw quite a few of my friends which was nice! Today, my best friends and I went to Windsor for Afternoon Tea which was good fun and we chatted for hours with our full bellies :) Lab work is going well although I'm quite tired now so I'm looking forward to my week off over Easter! 

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Asos Red Asymmetrical Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! This week in labs I've started doing some tissue culture, so I have some cancerous bone cells (they are near enough immortal so they will keep replicating without coming to the end of their cycle like normal cells do) so I'm just learning how to grow them up and culture them and to use a microscope as I am useless with the thing haha! But it's going well so far.. I'll let you know if I have managed to kill them next week haha!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Burgundy Skirts

Red skirt a line zip rimmel lipstick kate moss 107 smells weird review

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! And Happy Mother's Day! :) This week I was feeling really poorly so I ended up going home home so mum could look after me as I'm a big baby haha! She made me tea and chicken soup and now I'm feeling much better but I still have an annoying sniffly nose! Even though I was ill it was actually really nice to take a break from my PhD as I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed recently.. I don't think I'm used to working long days so by the time I get home I'm tired and by the time I've made dinner etc it's nearly time for bed :') So I'm struggling to fit everything in, I just need to somehow organise my life haha (I don't know how other people do it and fit everything in). But that's enough of me moaning! :)

Monday, 29 February 2016

DIY Origami Mother's Day Card

Easy Mother's Day Card DIY Origami Flowers Paper

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I wanted to share with you a DIY which I thought would be perfect for Mother's Day :)

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Black Asos Wrap Dress

Bold red lip easy grwm black asos dress petite

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! This weekend I went home home so I got to see family and have some quality catch up and I also went to a friends engagement party which was really nice! Originally I was going to wear this dress and I'd planned out how I was going to do my hair and makeup and then on the day I did 10 last minute changes and picked a black one shouldered dress instead haha! I then went for curly hair instead of straight and lipgloss instead of a bold red lip :')

Monday, 15 February 2016

Half Coated Dark Chocolate Biscuits with Pistachio Nuts Recipe

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Biscuits Chocolate coated

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day weekend! Mine was very relaxed and seemed to revolve around food a lot.. We made cookies, went to Nando's, and also made heart shaped mini pizzas XD 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

My Beauty and Makeup Routine

Clinique moisture surge thirst review face cream dry skin

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well and you had a good week :) Mine's been pretty much the same as last week.. I'm still extracting DNA.. I've figured out that I will need to do it for 7 weeks to get through all the samples.. oh dear haha! Today I thought I would share with you some of my beauty and makeup products. Now, I'm quite rubbish with makeup.. for my everyday makeup I only wear eyeliner and mascara.. and then I only do a full face if I'm going clubbing or to a party where I then don't go for a subtle look haha! So because I hardly wear other makeup it lasts me forever and I'm not too adventurous with my choices so if you can recommend anything that would be great! :)

Sunday, 31 January 2016

ICE Bar London

Ice Bar London review experience

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I was recently invited to the Ice Bar in London along with a few other bloggers and we had a really nice evening! I'd never been before but I'd always wanted to go and I know a few friends that have been before and said it was quite cool :)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Pale Blue Shirt

H&M casual work outfit Shirt blue leggings

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! This past week has been quite busy at work as I've been trying to do a few experiments at once whilst learning new techniques so I've started doing DNA extractions which is quite cool! But I like keeping busy whilst I'm at work otherwise I feel like I'm just wasting time really :) This weekend I went home home which has been super nice so I've been able to catch up with family and then on Monday I'm going to a blogging event which will hopefully be really fun :)

H&M casual work outfit Shirt blue leggings

For today's outfit post I thought I would show this pale blue shirt I picked up from H&M when I went Boxing Day Sale shopping. I picked up a few things from H&M, none which were in the sale haha but this shirt was only £12.99. Even though I can pretty much wear whatever to work as long as my feet are covered so I don't spill nasty chemicals on them it's nice to wear something a bit smarter and then I dress it down a bit with leggings or jeans :)

I like this shirt as it's fitted so it has a nice structured shape. Long gone are the days where we had to wear horrible shirts to school! It's also really comfy and stretchy so I don't feel confined and like I can't move my arms XD

I love Olivia Burton and Daniel Wellington watches, especially the ones with the large clock face however I've always been hesitant as I have quite small wrists so I wasn't sure if it would look funny and I was thinking about getting one anyway but there are so many to choose from! And then when I was in New Look a few weeks ago I noticed this one in store and decided to get it as it was only £12.99 (plus I got 10% student discount woo!) and I love it! I wasn't sure how I'd get on as I never wear watches but if I forget it then my wrist feels really naked haha! I guess when this one falls apart I'll probably splash out on a nicer one :)

H&M casual work outfit Shirt blue leggings

Coat- New Look
Shirt- H&M
White top- Primark
Leggings- H&M
Boots- Primark
Necklace- New Look
Watch- New Look

I also did an easy everyday hairstyles video where I'm wearing the same shirt haha :)