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University & New Flat!
Less than a month (and counting!) until I move into the little flat with three friends from university! After being home for so long, I'm itching to get back on my own two feet and the whole 'living on my own' shebang. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love being at home with my family, and I do love them to death, but it's getting a tiny bit frustrating once again! I'm also excited for the pretty flat and getting to grips with redecorating my room - watch this space! ;)

Lily Lolo Mineral Finishing Powder
I've been in two minds about writing a full review for this, because I am no beauty guru, just a skincare obsessive and avid consumer! I've been using this for about two weeks now, and I love it. It sets make-up really well (no more black eyes and strange concealer smudges!) and doesn't look overly powdery or cakey either. My skin hasn't broken at all, which I find tends to happen when I use products that require coverage all over the face. The powder I used is Flawless Silk, and was £12. I have also trialled Lily Lolo's Flawless Matte powder, but don't quite know what I think of it yet.

Marks & Sparks' Black Forest Cookies
Oh myyy. These are absolutely heaven in a cookie! Definitely worth taking a break from dieting for! Being the cool person that I am, I've been raving about these to any of my friends that will listen. They're the new Jaffa Cakes in my life. Perfect with a coffee and a quiet evening of blog reading. :)

Style Sample Magazine
I came across this website a couple of weeks ago, and it has been a must-read of mine for a while now. For all the fellow aspiring writers out there, I really recommend visiting and reading through the articles on there, I've become addicted to reading the magazine online! There are interview opportunities, little tips & tricks and even some blogging advice.

Barry M's 'Blueberry' Nail Paint
My first ever blue nail varnish! This is completely different from any other nail varnish I've worn; it's such a bright blue colour. :) As with most Barry M nail paints, it goes on well, and you can get away with one coat, although I'd recommend two to reduce chipping. You can see my blueberry nails in this post!

Sofia's Journal
I am absolutely loving Sofia's blog at the moment. If you haven't already read and followed this blog, I suggest you pop over and take a peek! She posts a whole range of lifestyle related entries, and there is always something to read. Sofia is so friendly and lovely too! Click here to read her blog, and here to follow her Twitter.

I'm 99.9% positive that I have many fellow university-students reading my blog. I found this through Style Sample, and basically is a website where you can create a free online portfolio to show-off your work! It has so many different options and designs, and is very aesthetically pleasing, for the design-happy people out there!

What has everyone been discovering this week? And, would you prefer it I reduced the amount of text in these posts? I'm so worried that I'm bombarding you with lots to read on a Friday!


  1. I can't wait to see how you're going to decorate your flat, love. If it's anything like those pictures, I'm sure it'll be adorable.

    I'm not usually one for blue nail polish, except for dark blue, but I may have to give this color a try!

  2. Lovely favorites, Michelle!:D

    That room is such a cute and dainty inspiration!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  3. awesome links! getting lots of fab blogs to read over the weekend, yah!

  4. I know what you mean about getting away from family and being on your own...I love being on my own so to speak. I think its healthy.
    And I really adore those rooms in the nice and clean

  5. p.s. Following you via Bloglovin' :)

  6. Genny: I'm excited! Although the flat comes with furniture and blue carpeting, so I'll just be getting creative with cushions, throws and lighting. I like navy blue nail varnish too, I'd forgotten I even had one! Really like this blue, it's the perfect bright blue (:

    Marie: Thank you! I'm a little addicted to collecting interior design images from haha!

    Gabrielle: :D I keep discovering so many lovely blogs through other blogs, and through Bloglovin'!

    Indie Tea: Yeah that's what I love, having some me-time away from the family, but it's getting difficult as I've been home for about 2 months now, after 7/8 months of living on my own. And thank you for following, am following back now (:

  7. Aw, Michelle you are such a sweetheart - I have only just caught up on your blog and seen this :) Thank you so much for the shout out!!!!!!!!!

    Brilliant links too. I want to try the Barry M nail varnish!

  8. I love your blog :D I'm gonna follow you Bloglovin' and on blogger :) Style Sample Magazine looks really cool, thanks for introducing it to us! x

    Ellen from WeAreTheCrowd

  9. Sofia: You're welcome! Your blog is a must-read of mine ;D

    Ellen: Thank you, that means so much (: Style Sample is a great read!



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