Monday, 25 March 2013

Cardiff Vintage Fair

Okay, I still have no clue what so ever about how to work this malarkey, but thought I would post something more interesting.

So today, I took a little wander down to the Cardiff vintage fair, its a cute little fair in City Hall which comes every few months and is full on all sorts of wacky and cute vintage items! I went to the one a few months back when I first moved to uni here and I loved it so thought I would try and drag some more friends along!

It was soo packed out and busy but I still managed to get a few little things which I love!

So I got this cute baggy sort of causal t-shirt which I think will look really cool with leggings and maybe some shorts in the summer, I really liked the saying on it and it was only £10 which I thought was pretty decent!

Next I got the cute little blue ring, I love the baby blue/turquoise colour especially as summer is approaching and I am a massive fan of my rings and that one was only £4 and finally I got the cute little bird necklace, which again is in a nice baby blue! All of my friends always laugh at me for owning lots of odd and quirky items and I thought that would fit the bill at only £8 :)! I also love the fact it has a long chain because I like to wear my necklaces quite low!

So all I all I've had a very lovely day browsing thorough all of the vintage wear ! However I now sadly have an essay to write! The fun life of an English student!

Catch you all later xxx

Friday, 22 March 2013

Just a quickie xx

Just a quick one today as I'm off one for 3 weeks for Easter yay! So so excited to go home and see my lovely family and friends, and get some money from work!

Anyway haven't bought too much lately just a few bits which I will attach below as blogging from my phone!

Went for a lovely lunch with my friend in crepe affaire in Cardiff! Such lovely pancakes, I had banana and Nutella!

Okay so the little fox socks my grandma got me as a gift, from marks and spencer and I just love them as I love anything a little bit quirky and odd! I also got the standard topshop frilly socks in black, I honestly have sooo many but my black ones I managed to some how sick up into the Hoover! I know... So of course I had to get another pair!

I also thought I should get a new phone case and got this one for about £2 on eBay, I thought it was very summery almost like melted ice cream?

I got the cute little anchor pumps for primark for £8 as I thought they would be causal for when the weather is a little bit nicer and I also got the little make up bad for £2 just so I don't leave my make up all scattered in my handbag!

Also picked up the little war cuffs for £1.50 as just really liked them and they were such a bargin!!

Needed some new nail varnish and really wanted to try the gel Barry m and again I thought the colour there like bluey green was very spring and fresh and the purple looked nice too! Also needed another eyeliner and it was 3 for 2 yay!

Anyway that's about it! Hope you all have a lovely sunny Easter! I'm sure I will update you when I'm back home!

Alice may

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Little Uni Bedroom

Hey guys,

So I promised I would give you a little tour around my uni bedroom! Basically I'm living in Cardiff University halls at the moment (Talybont South) , so my room is very tiny and cramped, however I have tried to make it as ME and homely as possible as I do have to live her for a year.

I must admit, at first I did find my new room VERY small, as my room at home is about 3x bigger if not more, however I am happy with it and it is really cosy and stuff so I won't moan! And I'm also lucky enough to have my own toilet and shower yay! 

Right this is my pin board sort of shelf area! When I first arrived the back bit was such a horrible dull grey color it just made me feel so ill to look at and you have to be really careful with what you actually put up in your room or you can get fined so I went to tesco and found this really sweet wrapping paper for like £1 and created a sort of wallpaper affect! I was so pleased because it just makes my room look so much nicer and more me and it was so cheap and easy!

As you can see I try and go for an almost vintage look by sticking up cute little cards (mostly from my mum) and like photo's of friends and a few frames and things (photo's are the best to remember all you friends from home)! I also added some really cheap tesco fairy lights for about £2 and just wrapped them round my frames and jewellery box, this looks so sweet at night, so cosy!

Again here are just a few more little cards and postcards and just random bit I frequently add to as I go along! And also my bunny night light from my previous post which was £8 in Urban Outfitters!

On the left is how my room looks at night time, I think its just so cosy and warm and perfect to just chill out in! I have a couple of Banksy posters on my walls and an Alice in Wonderland one as well!

Close up of my fairy lights, got these from The Range and I think they were about £5 but you can also get them off Amazon! I wasn't too sure about the red at first, but I'm glad I got them as it gives the room a warm sort of glow!
My bedding is just a cheap Ikea bedding, and my throw at the end is just a blanket from tesco for £10 I think, very flowery room!

As I said before, lots of pictures from back home and now lots from uni too make me smile and are sometimes just nice to sit back and look at some familiar faces :)

My Macbook sticker I love, it was just from ebay for a couple of quid but I also bought the plastic case from Ebay for £10 which I love too!

And finally my cushions and my toys, yay! As I said in a previous post my pug cushion was just £4 from Primark and adds to the room! The clock cushion I thought was very Alice in Wonderland style which I adore and was from Marks and Spencers along with this flowery bed set and the two little disney toys were from the disney store and I just love them so cute!

Hope you all liked looking round my room, post to me a few snaps of yours?

Much love,
Alice May xoxox

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Feburary buy's

Hey cuties,

I thought as we are now waaay into March now I would give you a little update on some of my purchases throughout February, so here we go I guess!

So basically being the poor student that I am, I don't tend to spend too much per month as I really do want to save a bit of dollar for the summer! 

Anyway first thing that I bought at the start of the month was this dead cute bunny night light from Urban outfitters! 

 So yes, that's the night light, this was only £8 which I thought was a bargain and add its like homelyness into my uni bedroom and looks so cute at night with my lights off! It's just a dull light really and its battery powered so it can go anywhere in your room, all of my flatmates hate it which makes me love it even more really (Bedroom post to follow)
 I also bought this iphone 5 phone case as again, I thought this was really sweet and girly, as I love flowers and anything pretty looking, this was just £2 from ebay, although I did see it in poundland actually obviously for just £1 but I think they only have it for the iphone 4, in purple and pink!

 This cute little pug cushion was such a bargin, only £4 from Primark, again I thought it was trendy little thing to add into my room and my flatmates again HATE it, which just makes me laugh! But seriously, £4 you can't go wrong can you. (Bedroom post to follow)
 I'd wanted a pair of high waisted almost vintage looking shorts for quite a while and had my eye on these and just went for it in the end! These were £30 in River Island, and I think they will look fab in the summer with just a loose top tucked in! I like the fact that these shorts are a bit longer than my others and will be easily worn with anything, I also love the belt as it is similar to my Urban Outfitters cross belt and have already worn this belt on a night out with a high waisted skirt and crop top! So can't wait for it to warm up so I can actually wear these beauties!
 Haha, these do make me laugh, for anyone who knows me I do LOVE Ariel from the Little Mermaid (I promise I'm not a freak) but yeh, I saw these in Topshop and just had to get them almost as a bit of a joke to myself really, they were £4 and I will probably only wear them when I'm having a bit of a slouchy chill day around the flat as they are big and very comfy!
 I've just noticed that looking back, February has actually been quite an expensive month, oh dear! Anyway, this necklace I also got in Topshop, I thought it was quite cool as I had been looking for a spike sort of one for ages just to go with jumpers like this or a dress or something just to add a bit of taste to my plainer clothes, I think this might have been £12, however I am not 100% sure on that but I love it and will deffo get my wear out of it!
 As my last lipstick I happened to drop on a night out and create a lovely mush, I thought that I was in desperate need of a new one! I love this almost coral red one, from the Kate Moss range of Rimmel London in Boots, This is number 110 and I think it was just £4, looks fab to add to any simple outfit or glam yourself up on a night out! I also had a gift card from my Uncle so this didn't cost me anything!
 So when I went home, my lovely Mummy treated me to a make over at Benefit which was so so so fab, that I have booked another one for when I'm next home yay! I don't normally even consider Benefit purely because it is so expensive but I think I will 100% in the future! I had my make up done in a kind of sophisticated evening style as I still like my make up to be sort of natural. I loved pretty much every item but in the end settled for the fine one one blusher/lipstick cream thing, which is really cool and you can use on your lips or cheeks and just adds a bit of color and life! However it is £30 and then I just got the number one selling mascara Real which is so amazing and makes your eyelashes look great but again is £16.50. But I would say to you all check out Benefit, even if you just get a little sample of make up done it is fab!

 I love all weird things and everyone always laughs at me and takes the mic really, but anyway I had to get these little Topshop cat socks for £3, they are just so funny (I don't even really like cats) but however they don't really look like cat's when you put them on which is a shame! But still CUTE!

Anyway lovlies, that is all for my purchases from last month (quite a lot I know) Hope you all enjoyed reading this, let me know if you have any questions! I will work on my bedroom post ASAP! Hugs and kisses 
Alice May

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Hey lovlies xox

Okay, so I'm a little new to this whole blogging thing, but I thought why not give it a little try! 
Basically, I'm really keen at writing things and articles and interesting stuff, and fashion so I'm guessing I will just chuck this all on here for you lot to read! 

Bye for now, 

Alice May xx