Friday, 30 May 2014

OOTD | Legs







I hope you all enjoyed our British summer, you know the one that last about three days?
I kid, well, I hope so. I hope there is much more summer to come!

Do you find it odd how different parts of the country have different concepts of fashion?
I say this because, down here, in Plymouth; I have absolutely no problem showing a bit of leg in the sun.
But take me back to Birmingham? And I'd hear of no such thing!
Strange.

I move back to Birmingham monday for three months.
So much is happening in my life right now - I'll probably do some sort of life update soon.

Anywhoooo, this dress was a bargain I picked up from TKMaxx a few weeks ago;
Slip dresses flatter my pear shape figure and the print and colours are perfect for summer.
It has a pretty gorgeous festival vibe about it too!

Do you have a go-to summer dress?


Monday, 26 May 2014

Product Review | No7 Pop & Glow





| No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush in Shade 'Classic Rose' |


It feels like forever since I actually reviewed a product,
& I've had this blusher now for around three months, whoops!

For start, I'm an avid No7 lover, it's my "go-to" brand, my foundation, primer and blusher are all usually No7 and I'm hard to be persuaded against them!
I've never actually used a cream blush before, *hangs head in shame*, but unfortunately, I don't think i'll be tying any more!

As I said, I LOVE No7 Products, but for me, this just isnt a winner.
You can apply the blush straight to your cheek, but I find this makes the colour MUCH to strong this way, so to apply I swept blush brush over the colour a few times and then applied to the cheek. I think used my finger lightly across my cheek to blend.

Firstly, it definitely needs blending, there is no way to apply it evenly which is pants as I hate using my fingers on my face! It always looks patchy and the consistency is really not great, there's often little blush lumps on my cheeks afterwards! 

And personally, I don't like how the cream feels on my face, it lies quite heavily.

But, after *ALOT* of faffing, and blending, and applying, and blending, and applying, and blending...... the colour itself is actually pretty gorgeous and a stunning spring shade. They have a gorgeous coral shade that looks rather pretty, but I think i'll be reverting back to my powders for now.

As for the wear, it's pretty decent, I can put this on at 9:00am and still have blushed cheeks during mid-afternoon, but I don't feel the same could be said on hot summer days.
I guess one big advantage is that it will last your forever!

Has anyone else tried this product?
I'm eager to find if it's just my oily skin that doesn't agree!


Monday, 19 May 2014

OOTD | My Dressy Day Dress








|| Sunnies: Primark | Dress: Topshop | Shoes: JuJu @ Bank | Bag: Accessorize | Rings: Assorted (Mostly Primark ||

I honestly, have never loved a dress as much as this one!
I got this one off eBay, if anyone is to look out for it they come up quite small, so I'd give a size bigger!
I just feel like som sort of fairy princess its slow swishy and flowy! Hahaha.
I've had a few; "that's a bit formal for a day dress" comments.
But I honestly don't mind.
Tea dresses are my element.

What's your favourite dress?




Friday, 16 May 2014

The Depression Diary.

I can't guarantee this post will stay up. I'll probably freak out and revert it to a draft.

This post has been in the making for a good few months. Its incredibly hard for me to write, so I hope it hits home with a few of you, and makes it all worth it.

I was diagnosed with Anxiety at 18, and depression at 19.
I do feel as though I was 'born' with it, (which is quite a big debate) purely because I don't really remember a time when I was "normal."
I've been made sure to know that I'm different, that I don't quite fit in.
I had a pretty hard childhood, there's a lot of aspects that i'll never tell a soul, a lot of family issues and some really deep rooted issues.
but of course as with any troubled child there was the extensive bullying - rocks thrown at my face, tripped over, my nose fractured, pushed into roads.
But nothing cut deeper that the words.

For eleven years I was told how ugly I was, and I honestly would want nothing more in the world than to be beautiful. & yes, everyone is beautiful, but I'm sure you guys know what I mean, to turn heads and for people to note how pretty I would be. It is incredibly shallow, and I'm so, so ashamed of it. But I want it so badly.
I'm having a little bit of an episode at the minute, where I've completely gave up on myself. 
I haven't wore make up in days, and my hairs a state. 
My head tells me that nothing I do will make me pretty, so why bother?
I want to blame the bullies, but I know its my own sensitivity that let it get this way.
I want so badly to break free from this past, but I just can't.

I keep a "depression diary" where I jot all my thoughts and feelings, that helps a lot.

To the outside world, not many know these thoughts; how everyday is a constant struggle of panic attacks and self-conscious obsessions; or how isolated I feel.

Not being open about my conditions is something I'm still quite ashamed of, I'm ashamed of being ashamed, but I am.
I've had some very bad reactions to in the last few years, and that has steered me will clear of being "open" with my "problems".

The hardest bit about the whole thing?
Is really other peoples views.

I am pretty shallowly obsessed with what other people think of me.
I try to hard to please people and if i'm not liked by someone, or I get bad vibes in a certain place. I'll just stop going. I can't stand it, it almost physically hurts for me to be around people who do not like me. This causes problems, with jobs, placements and social groups.
Its pretty pants.


So, to the outside world, who am i?
"You're sooooo melodramatic, blowing little things into big issues and clinging on to them for days." 
"Who does she think she is? Getting so upset about a tiny little thing, what an attention seeker"
"Are you really that sensitive?"
Oh, an a personal favourite;
"Eurgh, why are you so moody for no reason"


But really?
I am not an attention seeker. I do not mean to be dramatic. But in my head, at that time, my world is crashing around me. My lungs become tight and I can't find oxygen. I see no way around the problem and it is a very big deal.
Do people really think I want to be this way?
That I want this attention?
I can think of nothing worse.
Do you honestly believe that I want to cancel our plans because I just really love being upset and crying all day for no apparent reason!?
I don't wan't this constant black fog over my brain.
I just. Can't. Help. It.

I've really only briefly skimmed the surface of what it is to suffer depression and/or anxiety; I could talk for days.

But think about it; if the worst thing about my "problems" for me is public perception.
YOU can change it.
People need to become more aware of what depression and anxiety is, the symptoms and how to be supportive.
It's not rocket science, just try and be understanding. 
Google is brilliant guys!


This website HERE is pretty good for some visual insights, each one hit home for me.


Don't be so quick to judge the girl who isn't wearing make-up today.
Don't run down you're friend who's a little dramatic.
By taking steps out to consider how your actions affect people; 
you might just make someone's week.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Trip Across The Sea #1

Okay. So. At the age of 20, I have never been abroad.
Welllll...
*Drum Roll*
ITS ALL CHANGING THIS YEAR.

I'm going to Poland with my boyfriend, my best friend and her chappy, who is best friends with my chappy. (yeah, I didn't explain that well!)

I'll be going for just short of two weeks and I'm so excited....
So imma write little posts every now and then on how I'm keeping up with it all!

I've just sent off for m passport. I'll have to have a little interview and it'll take about 6 weeks to get back to me.

So really here i'm just introducing the journey I'll be starting on, but the next few weeks I'll decide what sort of things I'll be learning and purchases I'll make for my holibobs!

Oh my gosh, the passport photo's! EEP! I definitely look like I should be behind bars!
But, so far *touches wood* it's all been pretty smooth sailing.
(Not sure my bank would feel the same)



We're starting to look at flights and I have been endlessly googling the city of Kracow where we'll be staying for a few days!
HOW EXCITINNNNNNG.

Check back soon for some more updates!



Sunday, 11 May 2014

Summer Trends #1 | Feelin' Fruity


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

I LOVE SUMMER!!!


And fruit seems to be everywhere.  
I love it.
It's so quirky, bright and fun!
Right up my street. 

I love how you can incorporate a small part, such as this super cute earrings and a bargain price - or go all out with some pretty crazy (but amazing) dungarees!

Something for everyone.

So, uh, I'm going to go buy this all now....
Meanwhile; what's your favourite piece?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Depop


I'm absolutely loving Depop at the minute!
Are you?
I've got lots for sale to!
Check my page out by searching @daydreamsdaisychains
I'd love for you to give me a cheeky folow, and I look at every new followers page to!


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

LifeStyle | The End of an Era.


I look a mess, but who doesn't after this beast.
If you follow me on twitter,  you're probably already aware.
Yes, it's official.
My disseration is gone!
Handed in....
Now beyond my control.....
EEP!

Now to just stress over the result of the thing!

Honestly the hardest piece of work I've ever done,
But the piece i'm most proud of too.

Oh, and I'll have you know, I only had three breakdowns!
Impressive, right?

Today marked my last ever official day of University,
Boy was it emotional!
I presented my disseration; woah.

I've really struggled writing how I feel into a post...

Some of you may or may not know, I have a completely irrational fear of getting older.
It really freaks me out, I have panic attacks at the thought of turning 21.
(I know, I know)


University has been the best thing that could have ever happened to me.
I don't even recognize the girl who first moved to Plymouth three years ago.
I'm so happy to have developed so much as a person and become who I really am.

I've made the most wonderful friends and created the beautifulest memories, in a whole new town I call home.
*Grabs the tissues*

Now, to wait for the results, in the hope I get the 2:1 I desperately need.
& on to a new, exciting and absolutely terrifying chapter of my life.
Torbay primary schools I'm coming for you!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

OOTD | Levi's




|| Top: Urban Outfitters [OLD] | Shorts: Levi @ Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Topshop | Bun Topper: Primark ||

Hello, My name is Kelly. And I forgot how to pose.... and do close ups... and I do a weird thing with my leg everytime.
Haaaaaa. Fail.


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As a blogger,
Do you ever have those outfits that you think, "yeah I totally like this"
& then you look back at the pictures and your like, uh, that's totally not how I remember it?

This is definitely one of those.

The top is much to baggy for these shorts,
But; I still love both these items so I thought i'd show ya'll anywayss.

If i'm being completellllly honest.
I feel really self conscious in shorts.
I could wear, any print skirt, and print dress and feel pretty cool, but shove me in a pair of shorts or jeans and I just like freak.
Weird ey.
I've had the top for a bazillion years, from Urban Outfitters, even though it doesn't see the light of day all that much, it's cememted a place in my wardrobe which it'll probably remain forever and everrr.

In other news;
 I randomly went up to a women in the post office who I really thought was an ex-colleague of mine, said hi and asked who she was, only to find out (after several minutes of small talk) she had no idea who I was and it most definitely wasn't her.
I definitely wanted the ground to swallow me up!

I promise to blog more soon.