How to Revise


Hello lovelies,

The examination period is coming up soon...take deep breathes. Anyway I have compiled a couple of the best ways to tackle the oh so horrible notes, readings, lectures and more!

 This is just a basic guide to get started, let me know different ways you revise.
I'm going to do more in-depth posts about my revision tips soon.

Good Luck and get scribbling!

February Update


Hello all,

Just to let you all know that I am no longer present on Weebly. I have decided to shut down my account with them because I felt I wasn't using it as much as I would have wanted to.

I will be starting fresh with uploading my photography and art somewhere where I would be happy posting up regularly like I do here, now that I have sorted out my layout and such. So if you could all be patient while I am trying to sort this out, that would be much appreciated.


OOTW Late February 2016


Hello all,

Firstly, I apologise for not posting on Thursday, I took a bit of a personal day. But I am here today to show you my outfits of the week, enjoy x

Whole outfit is from H&M
Rings from Pandora

Top is Primark
Jeans are H&M
Bangle is Pandora

Left and Right
Whole outfit is from H&M

Whole outfit is from H&M
Necklace is from Forever 21
Ring is Pandora

Sleeveless cardigan is from Primark
Black full sleeve top is from New Look
Treggings from H&M
Fluffy booties are from H&M
Watch is Fossil

Leather Jacket is from Primark
Striped top is from Oasis
Black Treggings from H&M

Whole outfit is from H&M

I love wearing clothes and I love buying clothes especially, but you should always make sure that you wear everything you buy otherwise it's really a waste and so far I haven't repeated an outfit since mid January. I'll share my little trick with you guys in next week's post!

Where do you guys get your fashion inspiration or where do you shop? Let me know in the comments section below!

All images are my own and everything I am wearing has been bought with my own money Ax

#tb Shrove Tuesday


Hello All,

Is it me or is it super cold and windy inside and outside!? Hope you guys have enjoyed your weekend.

I thought it would be a great idea to share with you my recipe for wait for it...Nutella filled pancakes! Watch my quick video to get the gist, if not, then you can read my recipe underneath the video.

My recipe does not include the use of weighing scales. And I apologize in advance as my voice sounds a little American and I have no idea where that came from?!

I had fun making pancakes on Tuesday 9th and it has become a massive British tradition. Pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday the day before Ash Wednesday because all the ingredients to make pancakes are forbidden during Lent. If you want to know more about Lent, then why not read this:

Video Produced and Edited by me using iMovie (on my phone!)
All images and videos are my own
Music by BenSound

Nutella Filled Pancakes

- Whisk or Electric whisk
- Mixing bowl
- Ladle
- Frying pan
- Spatula
- Spoon

- Ingredients:
- Plain flour 6 table spoons
- 2 table spoons of white sugar
- 2 eggs
- Standard mug of milk
- Margarine or butter for frying
- Nutella
- Fruit, syrup, sugar, lemon juice or whipped cream for decoration (optional)

1. Sieve the 6 table spoons of plain flour into a large mixing bowl
2. Crack two egss into the flour making sure there are no egg shells
3. Add the two table spoons of sugar
4. Start mixing up the ingredients together making sure there are no lumps
5. Gradually start adding milk until the mixture is as thin as single cream
6. Put the hob on medium gas, add a bit or butter or margarine to the pan so that the pancake doesn't stick to the pan
7. Grab the ladle and start pouring some mixture in depending on how large you want the pancake to be, but not too much as you will need to add another layer of the mixture on top of the Nutella when you have added it
8. Add a dollop of Nutella in the centre of your pancake and pour some mixture over this so that it seals the Nutella inside
9. Flip once golden brown on one side and repeat till both sides are golden brown
10. Enjoy your Nutella filled pancake and you can choose various topping for decoration or to add to the flavour!

I hope you enjoy making pancakes as much as I do! 

My First photo shoot experience


Hey guys,

Today I want to talk to you guys about my first photo shoot experience which took place on Saturday 7th November 2015. I know the post is a little overdue, but for a while I was debating whether I should blog about it or not. I loved the whole experience, but I wasn't ready to share it because of my low self-confidence.

The photo shoot took place at Broadway Studios in South Wimbledon. The whole experience lasted for about 4 hours as does every session you have with them, starting at 9.30 in the morning to 1.30 in the afternoon, I chose this time because it was perfect for me so that I could have the rest of the day to do as I please. I was referred by one of my friends to do this photo shoot and I got an extremely great offer of only paying £5 for the whole experience, at first, I was a bit standoffish, but they told me I could pay the deposit of £5 and if I didn't want to go through with it I could cancel my booking and get my deposit back. Always read the fine print.

It was a lot of work when trying to move around my booking to a time that suited me the most because I was on placement at the time working full-time and I also worked part-time at a retail store. But in the end, I got a booking I was happy with so never just be complacent with what they offer, discuss details and timings because it is a business after all.

The £5 deposit entitles me to 5 complimentary prints of my choosing without any editing applied and the deposit I would get back after 30 days of the shoot if I do not buy any of their packages which I did not. Then you would have to pay depending on where you live for them to send the prints to you, in my case it cost £5 to deliver to my home where I live just outside of London.

The whole process was relatively quick and I didn't want to waste any time as I was on my own and just wanted to go home after a long start to the day in which I had to wake up at 6 to get to the studio. I woke up at 6, left at 7 to travel to the shoot. Arrived at 8.40 ish, went into hair and makeup at 9.30 and wrapped up at around 11am.

The reception staff were pleasant. I arrived at least 40 minutes early to Broadway Studios, they didn't serve me a drink until 15 minutes before my session actually started. They had a variety of drinks on offer, but the basics of course so do not expect a high standard mocha latte more like a white standard coffee instead. Don't arrive too early just because if you arrive early doesn't mean you will start your shoot early, you would need to wait for your booked in session. They played a great mix of trending and up and coming music in the waiting area, my first impressions of the studio was that it is colourful and bright although can come across somewhat tacky.

They have Wi-Fi so all you would have to do to gain access is to ask for the password. I had orange juice, it tasted fresh and was chilled in a nice clean glass. When it came to 9.30am they took me into hair and makeup, I really enjoyed getting done up, it felt relaxing and was super fun chatting to the team. I literally have never felt or looked more beautiful in my entire life!

Then it was time for the real fun to begin and I was taken to the actual studio, it was one large room split into two rooms with different styles, objects, furniture and backgrounds.  You get to choose from 3 outfits for various pictures, styles and positions, we took a series of shots that looked girly, flirty, strong and empowering. Although I wish they told me beforehand that there were two sets within the studio as I believe it would have affected my outfit choice and more information about the photo shoot structure as a whole.

My three outfits were: a black jumpsuit from New Look, a blue dress from New Look, my black quote work t-shirt from H&M, black treggings from H&M and Kurt Geiger black heels. Jewellery from Laura Ashley, Accessorize and Debenhams.

One downside from the shoot was that I wished the changing rooms were properly made instead of it being slightly like a shower cubicle next to a blacked out window so you could pretty much see the reflection from the outside of the fitting room which meant they could see you as well...changing! This also made me feel a little rushed to get changed and making the photographer wait...if you know me well I dislike making people wait for me.

After all the fun, I got changed back into my clothes which I wore upon arrival and went back to the waiting area where I had to wait for the viewing session of my photos. I was quite happy that I got an early booking even though I had to wake up very early, it started to get quite busy in the studio. And where a lady who just arrived was very angry because she came all this way here just for them to say that because she was late she had to forfeit her photo shoot session. This goes to show that you need to read the fine print and to always arrive at least 20 minutes I would say to any appointment.

During my wait for my viewing session, one of the receptionists approached me and asked if I would like to refer any of my contacts so that the more contacts I gave the more money I could get off a number of edited photos. I asked if I could provide contacts but if I changed my mind about buying more photos then I would like the contact sheet back. I did this because if the photos turned out awful I wouldn't want to spend hundred on photos I disliked and referring my contacts for an experience that in the end wasn't worth it. In the end, I didn't buy any more photos than the 5 I got free, but I let them keep my contacts because it was a great experience and it was a great first photo shoot.

When the time came to view my photos, I went into a small lovely room where a woman was waiting next to a PC, and a sofa for me to sit on and a projector projecting my photos. We discussed our interests, the photos of course, if I have done anything like this and many compliments thrown at me which I was considerate of. In the end, I chose my 5 pictures which arrived on a CD and I have complete and absolute rights to these photos now. And you can see these photos throughout this post and I hope you like them and maybe would want to do a photo shoot in the future. When I came out of the viewing room the receptionist told me I could get a handful of makeup for free because of the amount of contacts I provided, but it was nothing special, not brands that I knew, more like drug store makeup.

Everybody was really friendly and nice throughout the whole shoot, the photographer even told me that I should model professionally which was an extremely great confidence boost! I hope that you may want to one day in the future to do a photo shoot in the future, it is an experience that you will never forget. Although do read the fine print because even though I only paid £5 for this some studios may want to get more money out of you and you may not want to pay so don't get sucked in by the pressure and stand your ground.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Ax

*All images are my own - taken by Broadway Studios



Hello all, today's post is about my explorations during my placement in London. I loved working in London and miss it terribly, but I am also happy to be back at university with my friends, sitting in lectures and using my favourite stationary to take notes (yes, I know I am sad). Here are a couple of images I took of my strolls through Southwark, Central London Zone 1.
Enjoy x

*All images are my own

The Dilly Rucksack by Anna Smith


Hey guys,

*old post*

I was looking for a backpack that I could take to my last year of college as well as help me through university but it took me a while to find the right bag. My older sister has a backpack that comfortably fits a full-size mac laptop as well as other stuff but I don't think she would let me keep it since its a really good backpack so I researched for one that was like my friends a canvas backpack that has loads of pockets at the front but once I went to TK Maxx a store that sells designer merch' for less money and not retail price.

I saw this canvas rucksack The Dilly Rucksack by Anna Smith in Pink with Blue Polka Dot and fell in love with it, but it was still pricey (pricey for a 14-year-old with no job or pocket money) - £19.99 in store, real price £30, but I bought it just in case I could not find it for cheaper. I actually found it on eBay for £16.99 including P+P, ordered it and came 3 days after.

However, I do have some concerns:
a) The inside covering material is black and the one bought in the store is polyester pink with Anna Smith brand label all over it. But I prefer the black anyway.
b) The label stitched to the bag in the inside is coming apart...
c) The stitching is a bit unbalanced with the tightening string
d) There are some loose threads in the stitching but nothing really to worry about

Overall, I am happy with my purchase 

Remember always check if all the buttons and zips work and that there are no loose seams when you buy something. And do a pro and cons list whenever you buy a big item just to make sure that you actually and really need it.

*All images are my own

My Birthday Wish List! 2016

Hey guys,

It has been such a long time not talking to you and I do apologize for that. I have been extremely bust and didn't want to start blogging again until I had some more free time which I do now.

It is my birthday in a couple of weeks and I wanted to share with you what I want for my birthday and I hope this inspires you a little to add some things to your wish list too!
My family won't be getting me anything apart from one thing I do hope as they mostly got me joint Christmas and Birthday presents during the festive season.

1. A new ring
My right hand is feeling a little empty as my sisters ring does not fit me anymore and starting digging into my finger ouch! I have been wanting a new ring for some time now and a higher standard of ring than my old Accessorize ring. I have found these beautiful stacking rings from Pandora and they are just gorgeous. Dazzling Daisy Ring £45, the Pink Cherry Blossom Flower Ring £35 and the Heart Stacking Ring £35. I think I most prefer the the Pink Cherry Blossom ring because the flower is smaller but also quite simple.

2. A new paddle hair brush from TK maxx infused with Argan oil
I saw these hair brushes in the TK Maxx in Uxbridge with my friend Natasha and they were quite cheap, but for some unknown reason I told myself I wouldn't buy one now and here I am wanting it and really needing it since now I am using a comb which is the worst for my hair type (I have thick frizzy hair, I am not impressed with myself right now!)

3. Free standing mirror preferably with light
Since redecorating my room I have a new desk which I do my make up, but need a better mirror before I used to do my make up in the bathroom of infront of a full length mirror however doing your make up standing up takes a lot of effort...I know I am lazy!

4. CAR
I would love a car, like LOVE! I have always wanted a car from a young but obviously you cannot drive when your 7 in this country! I was one of those kids that used to flick through the Argos catalogue and circle things that I would buy to pimp out my car..sad I know. Just a small little run around would do, but it has to be a 5 door car my family have such issues with getting into the back of the car smh.

*Photos from Google Images and PANDORA website