Hunt for the perfect winter coat ❤

When it comes to winter and my personal warmth, looking fashionable or cute or whatever takes the back seat. Two years ago, I bought a nice thick winter coat from MANGO in lafayette Paris. It's so nice and warm and pretty thick. It also has a removable 'padding' inner part. For 119 (£102ish)  it was pretty worth it, however its a really light brown which sometimes means it clashes a little too much with some of my other clothes. Also, because it's so thick, on warmer day it gets really hot. I am keeping it, as it still fits, it's actually looser fitting now than when I first got it. It's also got a bit of wear and tear marks on it. I also have a leopard print fur coat. Everyone needs a fur coat!

Ark, Hearts and Bows parka.
So this year, all I have been looking for is a nice affordable black long thick coat, that wasn't a parka. For those warmer winter days. thought that would be easy to find but after hours of looking online, and in shops. I really didn't see a coat I liked or I thought was worth the price. 

Frustrated I as I was, I decided to settle for a parka I found on ARK. The minute I saw it, I knew that I had to have it, as it also a hearts and bows Parka. I love hearts and bows. It was only £68.99. Some might say it's really expensive, but sometimes you have to pay for quality. I would rather buy a good coat. Than pay £7.40 for antibiotics; other medication for, when I get ill because I wasn't dressed properly. Needless to say, I love the coat and I am happy with it.  


Road to smooth skin: Facial care

I have recently started a new face routine and this time I would like to keep it simple. No more complicated cleansers and toners. So I have started using the Garnier, Pure Active daily facial scrub. I've been using it for a few days now and I can already feel the difference, my face is clear and smoother. I can actually feel the smoothness soon as I wash it off. 

In conjunction to this, I have also been using the Simple, anti-blemish moisturiser. From what I can tell so far it's working well too. Though it has a clinical strong smell to it. Whereas the facial scrub smells lovely. Both these products are great, I can definitely see and feel the difference; smoother skin. 

For those nights out, when I am in no state to even wash my face before bed, I use the Simple, anti-blemish make up remover wipes. They also smell awful but they work pretty well. As good as washing your face can be after a night of drinking. 

However, I have noticed that my right cheek still has an out break of spots. which is going down but it's just odd how it's just my right cheek and not my whole face. Might just have something to do with stress. My Skin is very sensitive to change. When I am stressed, or I am eating differently than I usually do or if I am being to start my monthlies, I get spots. It's annoying as some of them do leave scars.


Autumn Purchases ❤

As it is getting a bit colder, I decided to get this awesome leather sleeves  tweed bomber jacket from eBay. I actually wasn't specifically looking for it, I was just browsing for winter coats on Google shopping and I saw it, bought it without even thinking about it. It's really comfortable, warm and looks awesome.

I also got a new hang bag from clearance on Tillys, as the other one I bought was too small for the kind of books I need to be carrying for Uni. It;s pretty roomy, Love it and I do like the smell of new leather.

iPhone 5s

Love it. At first I thought it was no different from the 4s but It is some much better. It's battery life is amazing, the cameras and screen are much clearer and got more features. Finger sensor is a life saver, as I don't have time to start remembering passcodes.


First two weeks back at Uni :)

I don't even know where to start. It's been a whirlwind of drunkenness and fear. I went to the freshers events, they were pretty awesome. Me and my housemates have been going out every night, getting pretty drunk basically since the 23rd of September. I don't understand why we drink, but we do anyways. During one of the nights out I lost my phone, The iPhone 4s...Luckily it's insured. But by the time insurance gets me another one, it will be snowing. So I decided to get the iPhone 5s and when I get the replacement I'll give it to my sister. She will absolutely love it, and she won't the only 12yr old without an iPhone anymore. During freshers. I also, Managed to fall somehow and I cracked one of my back teeth. So I had to go the dentist, how I hate the dentist. This all probably would not have happened if I didn't drink. On the plus side, I did manage to get a job for an agency and I've already had a few shifts. This is one of the other reasons why I really needed a phone as the agency can call me at anytime to work at remote locations. As I am working I don't feel as bad when it comes to spending my student loan.

The 1st of October was my last night out for a long time to come. As, I have been attending all the introductory second year lectures and they have made me realise that this year there is a lot more pressure, a lot less help from lecturers/personal tutor and there are higher expectations. I know all university courses have their own levels of difficulty but my course definitely is one of the hard ones. I can not afford to fuck up. 

Time to pull up the soaks!  


iPhone 5s ❤

Something that is Actually bigger than GTA V right now. It looks awesome, it sounds awesome. I want one so bad. Finger print technology, iOS7 need I say more? Soon I will be able to afford one, but I really Can't justify spending £549 when I already have a great and still working iPhone 4s. Which I can sell and put towards buying the new iPhone5s. I think if I can get a steady job, then I can buy it. At least I won't go hungry because I will be getting paid. 


Keeping Fit at Uni :)

Keeping fit at University is very important. I know a lot of people who go to uni and leave with a degree asl well as a stone or two. With all the lectures, studying at home, binge drinking, nursing hangovers, watching jeremy kyle instead of being workshops and junk food. It can be quite hard to find time to do some exercise or pick up an apple. But I take fitness quite seriously, it's just something to keep me busy. It's not like I need to lose any weight with my measurements being 39, 29, 40 and wear Sizes 8/10. I'd like to maintain my weight. I don't do diets because...well..I love food!

Last year...  

At uni I joined the dance society and needless to to say I didn't stick to it. Hated it, the other people there were very pompous. The uni doesn't have a dance course! so inexperienced people teaching other inexperienced people great. So I decided to join the gym instead. This worked out well for the first two weeks, then I just got lazy because the gym was always! packed with body builders whenever I found time to go.  

Instead I decided to start going to the zumba, yoga and hips bums and tums. I love these classes. me and my housemates went a lot. But unfortunately due the fact that my student finance being very late, my savings had pretty much ran out. On top of that I wasn't getting any  interviews or call backs from job applications. I started thinking outside the box and a got a job which started at 9pm and finished at 4am. So I didn't have time to go the gym or fitness classes as after work, I would nap then go to lectures then nap again the back to work again. Amongst that I was partying like there was no tomorrow. God knows how I passed with a 1st, 6 2:1s and a 2:2.

So this year! 

Aerial arts
I have decided to be a little be more serious with going to the gym. Luckily at my uni it's only £17 per month. I would like to go at least go the gym twice and attend a fitness class once a week.

I would also like to join the Aerial Arts and Pole dancing society at uni, as I already know the basics of them. Only found out that one of my uni mates from halls two years ago, partly runs the society too. which is even more reason why I should join.

I know I will probably get judged for doing it but stigma aside. It is pretty good fitness and quite impressive skills to have. All the while avoiding taking the bus/taxis and walking if it possible to.


My back to Uni essentials - Clothes

My must have basic essentials for back to uni. All these items all under fifteen pounds and some even under ten pounds.

  1. The Uni bag - this year I have decided to get this cute black faux leather quilted shoulder bag. It's perfect as I like using A5 note pads.
  2. The coat - Parka's are the way to go but I choose this coat because I don't think a lot of people will. It goes with pretty much everything. I really like leather sleeves as well and it's also affordable.    
  3. The knit wear - I will stock up on a few knit cardigans/jumpers as I think they look great on anything and they are super warm for this colder to freezing months.
  4. Leggings! you can never have too many legs, whether different colors or patterns. This are super comfortable and easy to match with anything.
  5. The skirt - Just because it's colder doesn't mean I can't wear a shirt. I love this particular leather body-con mini skirt and it will fit in just right with my other body-con skirts collection.  
  6. The pump - A good pair of pumps go a long way. 
  7. Pixie Chelsea boot, for those cold and icy days, they are great and really comfortable.  
  8. The Chelsea boot with a short chunky heel with studs. I really love these because of the studs and heel. As I am pretty short.
  9. Beanies! I lots and lots of beanies, I collect them. For these days when your hair just goes want to look good. For the coldest days where your ears feel like they are gonna drop off if they are not covered. Also, just for fun. 
  10. Always good to have a scarf so I do not freeze my breasts off. 
  11. Thick tights - plenty and plenty of tights to go with the skirts or dresses. These are definitely essential in the winter months.


My first blog post :)

As this is my first blog post, I really have no idea what to say or what pictures to include. So! I shall start with the basics as to who I am and why I started this blog.

I am a 20 year old women, who loves the darker side of life, Most people know me by the name of Trill amongst other names. Being a student has totally changed my life and thus I decided to start a personal blog, to make sense of it all. I'll be mostly posting about:
  • My life - daily life struggles with mental health: the good times, the bad times and the unthinkable.  Most importantly how I got through all those times.
  • Views and opinion - Mostly on fashion! quite the opinionated lady when it comes to what rags I wear. 
  • Funny photos and maybe events.
A good friend is much cheaper than therapy as they say. This blog will be my friend and with it, I shall share all. Hopefully on this site I will get the chance to meet new and exciting people.

This is all for now.

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