Sunday, 29 May 2011


Hey Dolls :)

This week has been rather momentous...I've finally finished uni forever! I still can't quite believe it! I've went straight into working full time (boo) but in the evenings I can't seem to shake the niggling guilty feeling that I should be doing something uni related, I think it's going to take a while to adjust!

My first week uni free has been rather hectic but lovely. I seem to have embraced colour and wore lilac to my cousins wedding (where a real live owl flew in with the rings)...

and orange on a night out...

Something has seriously changed in my membrane, every time I've went shopping I am instantly attracted to colour. It feels really nice not to be shrouded in black all the time, I admit defeat, wearing colour can have a definite affect on your mood!

My friends and I went to see Spring Awakening in Stirling this week - has anyone seen it? Though at times it can be a little uncomfortable to watch (and I am in no way a prude) I can't stop listening to the soundtrack - you know when a song settles in your head and you can't shake it...

If you watch Glee - that's Lea Michele singing! No trip to Stirling would be complete without a visit to the castle...

I lived in Stirling for two years while I studied nursing and it was so odd being back, it still feels a little like home though going back made me realise I definitely left for all the right reasons...

I can't wait to catch up with you all and read what you've all been doing/using/wearing. After posting tonight I'm going to embark on an epic comment replying mission whilst perving over Gordon Ramsey (do not judge me). On a blogging note, I'm looking for someone to give my blog a complete overhaul, I've had the same layout and header since I started a year and a half ago and am in desperate need of a change. If you have any recommendations of someone who has done something similar for you or if think you could help me (I'd pay of course!) please leave me a comment or email me - you'd be a ledge!

Lots of love

Saturday, 28 May 2011


Hey Dolls :)
If you've read my blog for a while you will know I always seem to be in a constant battle with my skin. However, one product that I can always rely on is sudocrem.

Traditionally used for nappy rash, I've used sudocrem as a spot treatment for years. I always use sudocrem as an overnight treatment as it's a really thick white cream, unsuitable for wearing under make up throughout the day. After the first night, any redness around the affected area has been greatly reduced due to the zinc and by the third day any breakout is pretty much gone. I often suffer from bad acne scarring, however I have definitely noticed when I use sudocrem on any breakouts I don't scar as much.

Previously, the one drawback for me was the packaging, I always had to scoop the cream from a big pot, which left loads of product stuck under my nails, plus it isn't very hygienic. I hadn't realised that sudocrem had launched a tube until I was offered the chance to review it. The tube cuts out all of the mess and hassle of the tub plus, it's small enough to keep on my bed side table.

In conjunction with this new packaging, Sudocrem Tube were offering free bagology readings on their facebook page, think beauty bloggers whats in my bag posts crossed with's the the contents of my bag

And here's what Debbie, the baagology reader (bagologist?), could tell about me from the contents of my bag

There are some scarily accurate observations here - I've just finished uni so I am in desperate search for my talents. I also would hope that I'm a good and loyal friend, however I think it's funny to think I could ever be an inspiration to others, I'm too scatterbrained and silly!

Though the bagology readings have now stopped you can still go and read other girls readings (and you will spot many other familiar blogger faces!) and keep an eye out for the bagology app due to be launching on their facebook page.

Let me know if you have any other uses for sudocrem, I've heard it's a good preventative for shaving rash?

Lots of Love

Saturday, 7 May 2011

One short day...

In the emerald cityyyyy

I am absolutely drawn to greens/emeralds/turquoises at the moment and was of no surprise when looking for an outfit to wear to a family tonight, I came home with this...

I am in absolute love with this caped blouse, in real life the colour is much more of an emerald than a mint. I also love that it covers my arms a little but because of the split sleeves it still feels summery - I think this would be perfect to take away for the evening on holiday! The blouse is from river island, the ring H&M and the polish is M.A.C's peppermint patti (still my favourite!).

I bought my first maxi dress yesterday and I'm unsure as to how to wear it - how do you style yours? Mine is just a plain black racer back - all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Lots of Love

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Exam Pyjamas

Hey Dolls

Today was the first of my last ever exams at uni - more importantly it was the first outing of my new trousers, which I can only describe as 'social pyjamas' or pyjamas posing as trousers...

I recently posted on facebook that I have more pyjamas than actual clothes (tragic) so a trouser/pyjama hybrid for me is amazing! I know harem pants have been out for ages but these are slightly different to lots of I've seen - they're a lot baggier and 'float' when you walk - so comfy and breezy! Plus the print is amazing! I got them from dorothy perkins for around £25...I'm going back tomorrow for a couple of other prints!

Yet again my love of a stretchy waistband prevails - what are your thoughts of harems?

Love Nicola