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Monday, 28 October 2013

Starry Eyed

When the weather is cold and the days are long there is one trusty style combination I can rely on; a shirt and jumper, preferably in clashing colours or prints.

I'm wearing New Look jumper and jeans and H&M blouse.

Term has really got into its full swing, I can hardly believe that this week is the 5th week of the Autumn semester and the deadlines are beginning to approach (damn). I actually pulled a 4 hour stint between lectures in the library today which is as hard to believe as the aforementioned  5th week. Last year I kind of sailed by relying on the fact that the first year didn't count towards my final degree but this year shit has got real and I don't want to leave knowing I could have done better. I just hope I can keep this dedication up!

I had originally planned on taking my outfit post today on campus but as some of you may be aware the UK has been hit by a severe storm today. Luckily it did not hit Nottingham too bad but I didn't want to take any chances and get my camera wet! Priorities!

Have a great start to the week-what are you planning on going as for Halloween?

NG <3

Saturday, 26 October 2013

My Personal Top Five NG Posts

It has recently occurred to me that my blog is coming up to it's 18 month birthday and to celebrate I'd like to share with you my personal top five posts. I'm not picking the most popular, I'm picking the ones that I love and that looking back at now make me smile and the ones that most work went into. So ladies and gents, my NG top five (so far!)...

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did searching through old posts for it!

I also owe you an apology as I haven't posted for a week. I've honestly been super busy with my coursework as I was ill last week so I've been focused on catching up on the work I missed so I've had little time to blog. I'm almost all finished now so I'll be back into my regular blogging (and sleeping) pattern.

Have a fab weekend!

NG <3


Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Autumn is by far one of my favourite times of year. I just adore the turning of the leaves; the crisp, fresh element in the air (so long as it's not too cold) and the traditions that the season brings along with it-Halloween, bonfire night etc. And Autumn fashion? It really doesn't get any better. Give a girl a nice coat and a good pair of boots and she's ready to go. Oh, I could ramble on about my love of Autumn continuously but I'll just put it into pictures instead!

I'm wearing a Primark jumper and tights, Boohoo faux fur gilet, bag and sneakers, H&M necklace and New Look skirt.

Hope you are all having a great week-only two more days until Friday!

NG <3


Sunday, 13 October 2013

What's in my Bag? University Edition

This is my third 'What's in my Bag' post. Forgive me for being a tad repetitive but I bloody love these posts! My latest offering is a peek inside my uni bag that I use day-to-day...

I love using a rucksack as I carry so much stuff and it's easy to just throw everything in and sling it over my shoulder. Mine is from Primark and I love the distressed effect the leather look gives. A few essentials in my bag that are generic to most women's bags are my phone, ipod, umbrella and a pack of Strepsils, because you never know when freshers flu might strike again!

As an English student I carry a lot of literature around with me, mostly coming from my reading list. Why do they have to make core textbooks so, so heavy? Aside from my course books I carry a notebook in case I get random inspiration and also a diary to know what I'm doing next. On the left is Impact, Nottingham Uni's student magazine which I always find a great read and handy to have in my bag for between lectures.

As a beauty blogger I like to stay looking fresh on campus but I also like a low maintenance daytime look so I only keep a few select products with me on campus. I have an oily complexion so I rely on Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder to keep shine at bay and if I have a lot of blemishes at the time I will keep a concealer with me. I adore the fruity scent of Boot's Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Spray for quick top ups between seminars. I have also found a new favourite in the Charles Worthington Shine Spray to give my hair a touch of oomph when it starts to look dull throughout the day. And last of all? It's all about the lips. I usually carry whatever lip gloss or lipstick I apply at the start of the day and this is the make up product that needs reapplying the most. I always find a Chapstick handy, especially in winter, just incase my lips get dry!

What is in your day-to-day bag?

Hope you've had a great weekend!

NG <3


Thursday, 10 October 2013


Amongst all the chaos of moving back to Nottingham, freshers week and settling back into the student way of life it seems I have neglected my blog, which I do apologise for. Now I'm coming to the end of my second week I'm finally settling back into a routine and am finding the time to blog again. It really has been too long.

 I took these pictures a couple of days ago, it's a typical uni outfit for me; all about practicality and warmth with my own little touches. Basically everything I'm wearing, bar the bag which was a gift, is from New Look. I didn't even realise this until typing this post but I really do love their pieces (clearly!) and they always seem to be a great fit.

I've been getting involved in some really great projects since I've been back at uni (i.e writing as much as physically possible) so I can't wait to share these with you at a later date!

Hope you are well!

NG <3

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