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I currently study and live in Birmingham and am in my second year of university, undertaking a degree in media and communication. I used to blog (about fashion, style, clothes etc.) but for various reasons stopped. However, I now find myself at a point where I have more developed and informed opinions on an array of different things, including the fashion industry. This blog is not going to be photos of outfits and clothes, but my view on a multitude of topics surrounding the fashion industry. Fashion is something that I love but as media undergraduate I want to write articles that avoid the wishy washy adoration so commonly reflected in fashion blogs and magazines. It's interesting to look a little further and dig a littler deeper.

Monday, 23 January 2012

my benefit experience

So, on Sunday me and mother headed into town and visited the benefit counter in Debenhams. Whilst there I got my makeup done by the lovely Sophie, I have to be honest by saying that I was expecting to feel quite intimidated and slightly embarrassed but was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong. I sat down and she first asked what exactly I would like to gain from the experience, and we went from there. We discussed my skincare regime and skin type, so she could pick the right products for my face. It was more than just someone applying makeup, she talked me through each stage and made sure that we were both on the same page, always checking that I was happy with each thing she did. Overall it was a wonderful and interesting experience, boosting my self confidence more than I thought was possible. If anyone has any doubts about visiting a high end makeup counter, my advice would be simply not to worry about it as they're only there to help you, ultimately they want to make you leave a happy customer.
Never thought I'd here myself say that.

I shall report back on the products I bought once I've had the chance to try them out and form an opinion on. Oh, I did also buy a lovely pair a jeans from Topshop as they had a special deal on over the past week (20% everything for students) so I thought I'd take advantage of that and get some jeans on the cheap. You can never have to many pairs of jeans, well I think so anyway not being much of a skirt person.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

no internet, exams, and a lot of reading

Hello folks! It has been exactly a month since my last post, and that is because my house has had no internet connection and I must say it has been very difficult in terms of completing my coursework. But it is back now (just) and I shall get back to blogging as normal. So no internet has meant a lot of reading, both novels and magazines(and eating). I finished Captain Corelli's Mandolin and have decided that it is my favourite book, ever. I will be recommending it to everyone I see. In other news, I sat my psychology exam today...don't really want to dwell upon it.