Sunday, June 2, 2013

nail polish

While I don't have a lot of time to experiment with makeup, my nail varnish is something I love to change! Here are some of my favourites for summer:

Rimmel London - Sky High

Barry M - Block Orange

Barry M Gelly - Pink

These Gelly nail varnishes are new and I love them! They're supposed to imitate a gel manicure and while they'll never be as good as the real thing, they sure are close! They go on really smoothly and you're left with a vibrant, high shine nail.

I'm loving bright colours and their bang on trend right now. What are your favourite nail polishes for summer?

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

Saturday, March 16, 2013


All it takes to inspire me is a simple quote. Here are a few of my favourites!

all via pinterest

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

the dress.

I think I may have fallen in love.

It's the epitome of preppy. It has stripes and a bow, and exudes an air of class. It doesn't show too much skin so it's great for work, but the cutout at the neck makes it oh so fun. The one downfall is that it's $448, but who cares when it's so pretty?

In other words? It's perfect. 

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

little things

When it comes to being happy, generally I find that it's the little things that make the biggest difference. Whether it's a quick Starbucks, an impulse purchase or even a phone call with an old friend, the simplest of pleasures can quickly change my mood. (Almost instantly actually, it's pretty scary!)

Check out my 'quick fix' mood boosters:

From one girl to another, they really work!

Let me know your ideas :')

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

Monday, January 28, 2013

work/life balance

The first thing you should probably know about me is that I'm your typical, type A workaholic. I would rather hand a paper in two weeks early than two minutes late. But I enjoy what comes with being a workaholic. I like seeing an A on the front of a test, a nice comment at the end of an essay. For me, maintaining an A average is worth staying up all night revising for the end of topic test.

Last week I finished my January exams. I worked all over the Christmas holidays; the only days I had off were Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And now they're over and I can finally relax, I'm ill. Not 'stay in bed all day' ill, but 'generally feeling run down' ill. Up until this weekend I felt so mentally tired I could barely concentrate on a TV show. I just hope that when the results come in March it will have all been worth it.

When I decide to switch off, I am totally able to do it. If I think I've done enough revision I'll happily read a few chapters or watch an episode of one of my favourite shows. But if I don't feel like I've done enough work then I'll stress about it until I know I'm ready. For me the best way to stop stressing is just to do the work.

I have two more years of school and then five years at university. This year I plan to really crack the work/life balance problem so when I have loads of medical exams to revise for I'll totally be able to do it!

Just as I do in every other aspect of my life, I'm sure I'll work on this and eventually get there. And I'll be sure to keep you all included in what's going on!

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

Saturday, January 26, 2013

things i'm loving

I love shopping. Too much. But then so does every girl, right?

1. Chunky knit sweaters are perfect for this time of year! I bought this sweater last week despite the bad reviews online and I'm so glad I did. It's really warm and comfy - I'm obsessed!

2. Gossip Girl  - even though we all know who Gossip Girl is now, I started rewatching it from season one to see if I could have ever figured it out. And I didn't think it would be possible seeing as I know what will happen but, again, I'm hooked.

3. Fingerless gloves are great when it's not freezing but too cold for no gloves at all. These are adorable and a complete bargain!

4. Hand cream is essential to keep your hands smooth and soft all winter. Hand food from Soap and Glory is A-MAZ-ING.

5. Reading - I can't read as much for pleasure as I would like but when I've had time I've been reading Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart. If you're a fan of her TV sitcom you'll love it! 

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted

Friday, January 25, 2013

hello world!

I'm not usually much of a writer. I've tried many times to keep a journal but failed every time, mostly because it was the at bottom of a long list of priorities. I used to write short stories when I was younger (although I have to admit, most of them involved horses!) but that soon stopped when I was writing for school on a daily basis.

I don't know why but I think I might actually stick to writing a blog. It feels relaxed enough to not put pressure on all my other commitments, but interesting enough to keep me occupied! I might be the only person that ever reads it and this could be my last post, but for now the plan is to write entries when I can about whatever I'm feeling.

I hope that if anyone is reading this they stick around to see what may happen because quite honestly, I just don't know!

xoxo - Girl, Enchanted