Thursday, 12 January 2012

To the next chapter

I decided to do a post on my bedroom, as soon I will be moving out and I suppose it's an end of an era in a way. 
I guess I have a random collection of stuff, but it's my stuff and most of it I keep for memories and sentimental value.
Might I add - house hunting is tedious.

Monday, 9 January 2012

It's been a while...

So I've finally got round to blogging again. There's a lot happened in the past month with Christmas, New Years and Birthdays too. Rather than bore you all with the ins and outs, I thought I'd do more of a photo diary, starting with this amazing cake made for my best mates sisters 18th birthday!

I've got a really bad snowball addiction forming! I've had one every night this past week!

To finish, a picture of me in my new onesie, bought as a Christmas present off a good friend. I always complain that I'm cold (apart from when I'm wearing this!)

Last month I got my iPhone 4S, so with that I've jumped on the Instagram bandwagon. If anyones on it, follow me @jenkiln :)
I can't get over how great the picture quality is! It's great having a backup when I'm not carrying my heavy SLR around.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Time out!

It's been a while since I last updated! So many Christmas related events and not enough hours in the day. 

Anyways, amongst the rushing around like a headless chicken, I managed to make a few new winter purchases, including my new hat from Miss Selfridge that I paired with my fail safe Vivienne Westwood jacket.

I also got a new wallet from Marc by Marc Jacobs

And lastly, a new MAC lipstick. It's more of a vivid violet tone than it looks in this pic, called Up The Amp.

This weather is so miserable! I went out to take some photos and ended up getting saturated. A brew and some home made cookies are definitely in order!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Pre-Christmas detox time?

This is how my weekend started...

(I used my blue foam by the way!)


On Saturday we (me + the bf) for his works Christmas do. We got there about mid afternoon and found a nice little cafe to get a bite to eat. Then went back to the manor place to drink mulled cider. Personally I can't stand cider so decided to drink a few Soco + lemonades instead to keep warm. After that I got changed and ready for the meal which started at 7, but the food wasn't served til about 9ish. By then (bad idea for an open bar) it's safe to say I was pretty far gone.
So Sunday was interesting. When will I ever learn...

It started to snow just as we were leaving! 

Aww, I'm so chuffed about this! I'm definitely going to plan a trip up to Edinburgh to visit them! Maybe towards summer when it's not deathly cold!?

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Recent purchases

A few things I've bought over the past week. Some essential (and non-essential) items in the midst of Christmas present shopping!

I bought these shoes from Miss Selfridge. They're not super high but do have a concealed platform, so comfortable enough to walk in! I always buy too-high or unsensible shoes that get left at the back of my wardrobe so I'm not making that mistake again. These should go with most party outfits over the festive period!

How cute is this little bag from Urban Outfitters!? They had a 20% off event so it was a perfect excuse to buy it AND it was on sale at £12! Bargain.

The best cleanser in the world hands down! I've been using this for 3 years now and won't be switching anytime soon. I only have to buy it once a year (that's how long the 450ml bottle lasts using it every night). 

I used to suffer from really bad skin in high school and it was a massive insecurity to me. The amount of 'anti-blemish' products I used to buy was ridiculous! I've always been really cautious of what I use on my skin so when I was first introduced to cleansing oils, I was really skeptical about putting oil on my oily skin! Seemed so wrong, but in fact oil is the best cleanser for an oily skin type. It cleanses thoroughly and takes makeup off brilliantly, but doesn't strip the skin.
Even though I realise I've naturally grown out of having spotty skin, since using this my skins never been better. There's different formulations for all different concerns and skin types.

Ahh when I saw this I was so giddy! 
When I went to Amsterdam a couple of years ago I did a tour around the House of Bols, and every time I see them in bars or in the supermarket it reminds me of that nice memory! On the tour, you get to 'see', 'hear', 'touch' and 'taste' different flavours, and at the end they make you a customised cocktail based of your taste preferences.
I've bought a few different flavours over the years (if any of you don't already know, they do 38 different liqueur flavours!) but I've never seen a foam version before! This will serve me well for all Christmas cocktail making. I love experimenting with cocktails, maybe I should become a bartender hah.

And lastly, I bought these fab House of Holland tights! Gone are the days of nights out with bare legs!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Lazy Sunday

Here's a few pics I took whilst wandering around the German markets. There's way too much tempting things to buy and eat! Including a slice of triple chocolate slab which left me feeling queasy... it doesn't follow sushi and liquorice very well!

This is my favourite stall by far. I could actually live off liquorice! 

I got some feather hair extensions! What do you guys think? They're very subtle. You only get 7 feathers per pack (not all of them are visible in the photo) I'm super bored of my hair and needed something to jazz it up without being drastic!

I got this ring today from a local vintage+textile fair for £4. I rarely wear rings so it's nice to find one I really love.

I bought small sizes of all the ingredients to make long island ice teas at home! (Coke's in the fridge) I'm experimenting with the quantities at the moment haha.