Wednesday 28 March 2012

Miracle Eye

Finally bought a rainbow tie dye dress from Miracle Eye!  I've been wanting it for ages and it arrived not so long ago.  I'll try take some outfit photos soon so I can show it off but for now you'll just have to make do with looking at the smiley rainbowy package!
love amy x

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Made of the stars

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” - Lawrence M. Krauss
love amy x

Monday 26 March 2012

Sweetpea & Fay

A little while ago I saw a blogger review post of Sweetpea & Faye cosmetics on a blog and it was compared to Lime Crime cosmetics, which I'm a huge fan of, yet haven't been able to afford any of their products as of yet.  The high pigment lip glosses are $7.99 each so not cheap, considering I don't really buy lipgloss, but the review was good and the price is less than Lime Crime, so I bought two lipglosses; Beluga and Ranunculus.  When they arrived I was so excited until I went to put it on.  The consistency is really thick and gooey, and not the good kind.  I couldn't get an even coverage even when I layered it and the colour is hardly noticeable, as well as turning out to make my lips look a really weird brown colour.  I tried mixing the gloss with vaseline, putting primers on and so on and I just can't get along with the product.  I don't normally do reviews, and I especially don't like posting negative things on my blog but I was really disappointed by this brand.  I think this is a prime example of paid advertisements/reviews on blogs and false opinions in order to gain brand popularity.  Since I bought this product I've seen some reviews of the new lipglosses Sweetpea & Fay have brought out and am interested in buying the product yet the quality of the products I've bought have really let me down, So i'm reluctant to do so.  Do any of you own Sweetpea & Fay products? If so have you experienced any problems?
love amy x

Sunday 25 March 2012

Sunday Summary Week 45

1/ Creepy cot   2/ Front of the bus   3/ Ed   4/ Shadows   5/ Eagle I drew on draw something!   6/ Shorts   7/ Company mag   8/ Alex cooked me dinner!   9/ Huge coat pocket capacity   10/ Window   11/ Finally got my nails done   12/ Starbucks   13/ Molly   14/ Alex straightening his hair   15/ Mini rocky road   16/ Sunset

Things I loved this week
Love this shoot featuring smoke bombs, such beautiful photography
2/ Katia's blog, Hey Dickface is really great!
3/ Creaturecups, mugs with animals at the bottom, such a cute idea!

I've not been brilliant with the posts lately but the easter holidays are just 1 week away so expect to hear a lot more from me over those two weeks! I've seen a lot of my boyfriend this week which was really nice, as I hardly see him in the middle of the week.  I've been spending a lot of time in the sunshine and am really hoping the weather stays like this!
love amy x

Friday 23 March 2012

I'm lost without you

Some of you may know that I'm exploring animation for my current college project.  This is just one of the many GIFs I have to show you.  I went to develop my Nishika camera today (the one with 4-lenses) and I thought the film was all rolled up so opened the back, only to discover at my horror that it was still exposed.  I wasted a tenner on like 6 useable pictures of 24 that I could have had.  So annoyed with myself and my coursework is now further delayed, not a good day!
love amy x

Sunday 18 March 2012

Sunday Summary Week 44

1/ Received a smiley, rainbowy package!
2/ My friend Ed at college
3/ Rainbow tie dye dress! (contents of the package..obv)
4/ Outfit
5/ My new vintage jumper
6/ Freddie discovered his own shadow
7/ Drew a camera for graphics
8/ Sunny day at college
9/ House I babysat in
10/ Vain picture sesh
11/ Lamps
12/ My bathroom
13/ Vintage tee
14/ Freddie & doggie
15/ Got the Company high street edit!
16/ Painted my nails

The days are going by so quickly these past few weeks which is so odd, but I'm not complaining!  I've got graphics and photography exams going on at the moment which I should probably be a little more worried about, seeing as I'm pretty behind.  I had a party this weekend where I dressed up as a china doll which was fun.  Unfortunately there aren't any pictures whatsoever which is a shame as I spent quite a while on my makeup.  The weather is really picking up lately and I'm looking forward to the clocks changing as it'll be lighter when I get home after college, bring on the summer!
love amy x

Thursday 15 March 2012

I am not a robot

Just two of the many things that I've bought recently!  Ella Masters had a blog sale the other day and thankfully I saw the it literally 5 minutes after it was posted as I managed to find some gems.  I got a lovely scalloped peter pan collar top and an awesome vintage jumper with sheep on it, both only £4 each. I'm honestly so happy with my purchases and urge you to check out the post here, she still has some bits left!
love amy x

Wednesday 14 March 2012

You can make your own decisions, you can make your own mistakes

This is another one of the illustrations I made for my graphics project.  I'm so into tie dye everything at the moment so obviously my work had to include it.  I've got a lot of stuff I've bought recently to show you guys, which may or may not include two items of tie dye clothing, oopsy!  I've been super busy with my shop at the moment as I've had so many orders lately and I'm thinking of revamping it a little, so it looks more professional, its just the getting round it that's the difficult part!
love amy x

Sunday 11 March 2012

Sunday Summary Week 43

1/ Had a pretzel, omg so good
2/ Wore my drop dead tee to college
3/ Ice cream van!
4/ Mufffiinnnn
5/ Jelly beans
6/ Ponytail
7/ Cadburys philadelphia
8/ Getting ready for my boyfriends gig
9/ Loulie
10/ Kony 2012 support at college
11/ Polly's green fag
12/ Drop sleeve top
13/ My face
14/ Wristband from the gig
15/ Sleepy boyfriend
16/ Leave in conditioner

Lots of food pictures this week!  I'm a little bit obsessed with instagram at the moment, follow me as amyvalentinex!  This week has been so sunny and nice, spring's definitely on it's way! I can't wait until I can brave leaving the house with bare legs and shorts, bring on summer 2012 (:
love amy x

Saturday 10 March 2012

I'm just a man, not a hero

I'm basing my latest photography project around animation so while I was in france I took a ton of pictures of my boyfriend smoking on the balcony (as you do).  I've yet to finalise the two animations so I thought I'd post some of the pictures I took.  They weren't edited with photoshop so it's pretty basic but I needed something to post!
love amy x

Wednesday 7 March 2012

This lifelike dream ain't for me

Coat - Topshop
Top - Zara
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Creepers - Underground

Not posted an outfit in a reeeaaally long time! I should be able to post more often as it's still light when I get home now.  It's a little different to the outfits I've posted in the past but hope you like it!
love amy x

Sunday 4 March 2012

Sunday Summary Week 42

1/ Painted my nails all leopardy!
2/ Straightened my hair
3/ Random UV toilet light
4/ Daffodils!
5/ Some of my crystal collection
6/ My Of Mice & Men ticket arrived!
7/ Me and friends
8/ Vintage camera collection
9/ College
10/ New picture, happy with how it turned out!
11/ Training it everywhere
12/ Leopard nails..again
13/ Outfit post preview
14/ Pizza lunch!
15/ Weird and totally accurate text thing!

Not really an interesting week if I'm honest!  The weather was so nice yesterday and I even managed to take some outfit photos, which is something I haven't done in a while.  However, today it was snowing so I'm super confused!  I've been researching more for a first car and found one that I like which my dad will pay for, but then I also have to pay £2000 for insurance so I need to get a job to earn the money. I'm going into Reading tomorrow to hand out some CVs;  I redid my old one and I must say I'm pretty happy with it so we'll just see how it goes!
love amy x
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