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UPDATE: Life Overhaul

August 27, 2014

You may notice that I infamously promised that I’d be back on the blogging scene sometime last month, and mysteriously vanished shortly after making such a bold claim – I apologise, but I HAVE MUCHOS NEWS. After my fight (which sometimes felt disturbingly literal) to secure a graduate job without drowning to the bottom of too many merlot bottles first, I happened to get an interview for a very exciting position on the still rather new and incredibly dynamic Web Team for Primark.com – and guess who got the flipping position as Womens/Kidswear Content Assistant? That would be me! *Insert many streamer emoticons*

So, since the 3rd August, I’ve been trying to get my head around a completely different town in a completely different part of the country: I’m now a big ol’Southerner and I live in Reading. Bit of a wander from the likes of Lancaster and Manchester that I’m used to haunting, but I’m finally starting to get my bearings and have just put down the deposit for a gorgeous studio apartment that I snapped up this morning – so all systems are go – go – go with regards to new life planning! Since I got here (less than a month ago!), I’ve already experienced some amazing times: snagging a Saturday day ticket to Reading Festival and going with a complete stranger (who turned out to be fabulaaaarse and I can’t wait to hang out with her again), a whirlwind work trip to Dublin and far, far too many bottles of red wine (happy bottles though – makes all the damn difference!).

I just thought I’d drop in and remind you all that I still know how to type and (hopefully) construct reasonably interesting posts – and will be doing far more proactive things with my blog now that I’m officially part of the fashion industry and incidentally, have developed an absolute obsession with buying new (Primark) clothes. So if you want to know anything Primark-related from hereon in; I’m your girl. Once I get settled in my new apartment (which is totally OOTD-background friendly, woo), I’m going to be setting up my tripod (wheey) and posting more fashion-focused posts, rather than my verbose ramblings. You can thank me later.

 

 It’s good to be back. xo

Brat & Suzie Review.

February 4, 2013

Photo on 04-02-2013 at 13.12

I received this t-shirt nearly 3 months ago now, I’m ashamed to say – though I’ve had an incredibly eventful (though not always in the best of ways) few months, but I’m back on board now finally! I first encountered this quirky brand when I attended the Liverpool Fashion Live event last year, where they had a stall featuring an array of their quaint and quite often, animal-themed t-shirts and jerseys. Naturally, I gravitated towards them instantly.

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SheSaidBeauty: August Box Review

August 29, 2012

This month I received my first SheSaidBeauty box in the mail, after using their 25% off offer that I blogged about a few weeks ago. Given that I’ve never bought/subscribed to a beauty box before, I had very little idea of what I’d be receiving – and I wasn’t completely disappointed with what I got!

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Gwen Stefani – Back In The Spotlight.

August 7, 2012

Gwen Stefani covers the September 2012 edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

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New Look Fashion Picks (SALE Too!)

August 7, 2012

After 4 attempts of filling my Shopping Cart on NewLook.com (I am so forgetful and easily distracted), I finally grabbed some pieces for my festival shopping – and some just for the sake of spending more money – check out some gorgeous pieces that New Look has to offer right now, always fabulous and fabulously cheap!

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Fashion Rails – Buy, Swap or Sell Your Unwanted Fashion Items.

August 6, 2012

Fashion Rails is a brand new online service which allows you to post advertisements of your old or unwanted fashion-related items, such as clothes, shoes, handbags and vintage pieces. The website allows you to post a picture and add a description for your items, for the perusal of other savvy frugal fashionistas looking for a new twist to their wardrobe.

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Lush Releases Face-Friendly Make-up Range.

August 6, 2012

Lush has been treating us to pure-as-possible treats for our bodies for years, be that through bath bombs, moisturisers or even their infamously addictive soaps. I’m an avid fan myself, with my must-haves set on Herbalism powder-cleanser and Celestial moisturiser – which I was visiting Lush to re-stock, when my friend and I were collared by a very smiley Irish employee – who insisted we must check out their new range. Always keen to check out new stuff, we complied and he brought us over to one of these bizarre-looking contraptions…

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On Repeat: Keaton Henson – Dear.

June 3, 2012

Heartbreak never sounded so pretty before Keaton Henson.

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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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