nails and football

Exams are finally over! The freedom feels amazing, but weirdly empty. So – obviously – I decided painting my nails and buying some new nail polish would fill that gap well, and be a nice treat for surviving exam season!

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At the moment, they’re this gorgeous red colour, as you can see in the top photo, that I may have “borrowed” from my mom, topped with an Avon 3-in-1 base, top coat and strengthener. Two days in, and not a single nail has chipped, which I think is a new record.

I think they went pretty nicely with my dress, which you can see the bottom of in the picture. Annoyingly enough, the weather decided not to be a dress day around lunch time, so I was freezing. At least my nails and clothes matched though!

And the book in the picture is ‘Wuthering Heights’. It’s one if my English Literature books for A2, and I’m determined to keep on top of my work this year, so bus time is now book reading time.

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If you’re in the UK, Tescos has the Maybelline Colour Show line on offer for two for £5! I realise I’m starting to sound like I’m endorsing Tescos – I promise you I’m not! It’s just the shop I go in the most!

The turquoise nail varnish – Urban Turquoise – felt nostalgic for me, reminding me of Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb. Makes me sad to know that that cartoon came so late on in my childhood – it’s up there with Scooby Doo for me!

The white nail varnish – Winter Baby – is definitely going to be used for Greece, and I’m thinking of trying to show my support for England and trying to do St George’s cross designs. It won’t work, I know that already, but it can’t hurt to try!

On a less nail varnish related note, football is a pretty major thing for me at the moment.

For those of you living under a rock at the moment, the World Cup (aka the second biggest sports event to the Olympics) is in full swing! Personally, I’ve never been a fan of football, but during World Cup season, I have the stamina to manage a match a day.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m supporting England, because I’m from England. Sure, tell us we have an awful team. I, like any other England supporter, will just bring up 1966. We can hope!

What’s your favourite nail varnish colour, and are you bothered at all by the World Cup?

Elle ❤

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hot weather and tescos

So Britain’s rainy streak has finally finished! For a while, at least. And that’s always great – tans get darker, clothes get smaller and brighter, and everyone seems so much more cheerful.

I mean, I walked into the JCR the other day to students singing along to bad 90s pop. Last time that happened was around Christmas time, to the High School Musical soundtrack. We have a collective great music taste. Honest.

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This was the other day. I’m still not sure whose glasses they were, or why we decided to have a photo, but this is me and Connor, and I think this is when we all got ice creams (aka the food of the gods).

Given it was our first day of A2, it was actually a really good day! Gorgeous weather, slightly darker tan, and nice cold food.

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Enter Tescos. It’s literally a 1 minute walk away from college, so it’s the main shop for us. These water guns were reduced to £1. They sold out by 10am. A lot of people got soaked through in water fights in the JCR and generally around town.

Tesco, being the angels they are, put ice creams on offer as well, so lunch is nearly always ice creams at the moment.

In short, it’s been an amazing day (thank you friends and Tescos), and it’s going to get even better with my friend’s birthday party this weekend!

Elle ❤

student life and shoes

As any other student will know, right now is the middle of exam season. Aka, cue the insanely late nights, marathon revision sessions and stupid amounts of tea (or coffee). Thank god I’ve only got two exams left – Physics, and Mechanics. Okay, they’re not exactly the easiest, or the most enjoyable, but it’s eleven less exams than I had left 2 months ago. Phew.

On a positive note (for me, anyways), the college trip to Greece is coming up, which means new clothes, and as you’ve probably figured from the title, new shoes!

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Contrast Block Heel Sandals from Matalan (£15) [x]

I saw these beauties, and ended up trawling around three shops and a lot of web pages just to find my size! It was definitely worth it though, given that they were £15 brand new!

Also managed to get my hands on another bargain, thanks to Depop (the best thing to happen since sliced bread in my opinion) – two pairs of heeled Jujus (black and pink) for £18.50! Been looking for a nice pair of Jujus for a while, and to get two for less than the price of one pair brand new has made me beyond happy.

Super sorry that this has only been a short post, and that I haven’t been active too much lately, but I promise to try and correct that after exams and in the run-up to Greece! Time to break the revision books out again, I guess…

Elle ❤

polagram – review

I was having a lovely dream this morning. You know, the casual dreams about building the Eiffel Tower in the back garden with your friends? Yeah. One of those dreams.

It was all going so smoothly. We had the four legs constructed, and were about to move onto the main body of scaffolding when disaster struck. In real life, the post had arrived. And we had a very noisy post alarm – our little dog.

Dream over, I went downstairs to try and salvage what was left – Sooty doesn’t like the post an awful lot. Thank god, he’d targetted the leaflet, and not this lovely pink envelope addressed to me!

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Polagram is a French based printing company with an app, aptly called Polagram, which you can use to print photos directly from your phone. They offer multiple different services, including Polaroid style prints and phone cases. As you can see, I went for the Polaroid print.

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In all honesty, I was dubious at first, wondering whether the shipping would take ages, or the prints would be decent quality. I was also a little worried that they wouldn’t survive Sooty, and his hatred for anything that comes through the letter box.

Safe to say, I was impressed. For printing and shipping from France, it took four days, and it only cost just over £1. They shipped it on priority mail, which ensured I’d get it quickly, and that’s their standard shipping.

Quality wise, it could’ve been a little better, as some were blurry, but I feel like better quality might’ve diminished the Polaroid feel. Probably down to the pictures nearly all being taken with a front facing iPhone camera as well. It’s not exactly a 27 MP camera!

The cute little extras were what sold me though. The pink envelope was a nice touch, and they sent a pretty piece of paper as well with instructions for making an origami Scotty Dog. I’m stuck on step 6 out of 7. I might have given up.

All in all, I love them.

If you’re looking for Polaroid style prints without the price of a Polaroid camera and all the special printing paper, and the fear of it possibly going wrong, or if you want all you old photos to look like your newer, Polaroid pics, I’d definitely recommend Polagram.

Elle ❤

hi there!

Hi to everyone who will ever read this post!

I was trying to come up with some clever, witty way to kick start this blog. As you can tell from this post, my well of ideas couldn’t have been drier. Ugh.

So, I decided to settle with the cliche of my first post being a dull introduction. I promise it won’t always be this boring. Honest.

Right then. I’m Elle Fields (on here, anyways), and I’m a 17 year old student. Strangely enough, I want to go into Physics. About as unrelated to fashion, art and writing you can get. Oh well.

I’ve thought about blogging for a long time now, and decided to in the end as a stress relief. I guess it could be a stress relief for you too, being able to laugh at me.

I hope to make you smile, and maybe even laugh out loud at times too. Most of all, I hope to give you an excuse to take a break, choosing to read the newest blog post over digging into the growing pile of work.

So hopefully, you’ll stick around.

Elle ❤