Wednesday, October 26

Tilly Mint Bakery

Living down in Cornwall does have it's benefits; being near the beach, having lots of little cosy shops, and having a landscape that's naturally photogenic. One benefit however, is having Tilly Mint Bakery only a mile down the road! Their cupcakes are the most gorgeous cupcakes you will ever try, and at £1.50 are worth every penny. I know most of you won't have an opportunity to try them *this is where we need taste-avision and smell-avision* but I'm sure you'll happily lust over the photos anyway. My favourite out of the chocolate, lemon and vanilla is definitely chocolate as it's really rich and sweet. If you ever do come down to Cornwall, be sure to stop at Tilly Mint Bakery in Truro. 

Visit the Tilly Mint Bakery website here, but be warned they have some amazing cakes and cupcakes on their gallery section that will make you super hungry! Nom nom nom..

Saturday, October 22

A-Level Photography

Hello Kitty pen from Sainsbury's, Burt's Bees lip balm, Pencil Case from Accessorize. Excuse all my 'to chuck away' photograms on display in the last photo!

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or who reads my Sunday Summary posts weekly will know I've taken Photography as an A Level at college. I wasn't sure what to expect from such a wide topic, but I like it so far.

I'm just dropping in, as I've finished my first sketchbook and it's half term now. Expect a few good blog posts while I start my next photography unit.. oh no! I have more than a dozen products which have been in my review box for more than a month, so I'll be sure to get around to those soon. 

Hope you've been having a lovely blogget-ing time while I've been away!

Sunday, October 16

'wow you actually look stylish' OOTD

I've been looking really rough this week, therefore no photo of my face sorry!

Necklace: Newlook, Top: Primark, Cardigan: Newlook, High Waisted Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Marks & Spencers

I never actually realised how crap college would be on the whole outfit front, I mean, it took me long enough to find uniform to wear let alone finding an actual outfit. When Charlotte from Charlotte's Obsessions told me on Twitter to do an OOTD, I whipped out the Canon 600D and posed a little. I've been feeling quite self conscious about my body this week so no rude comments please!

The title for this blog post originated when I met up with my friend, and as I got off the bus she said 'wow, you actually look quite stylish today Sophie'. Ouch, thanks a lot Harriet. Massive vote of confidence (I love you really)! Anyway, I had dragged out the heeled boots and high waisted jeans to just look decent for a change.. Even if the only compliment I got was from a rude best friend.

Hope you've all had a good weekend, and I apologise for my lack of blogging!

Thursday, October 6

Welcome To The Doggy Hotel

Just a quick post to pass the time, sorry for the non-beauty related post! I've been completely bogged down with college work at the moment- I'll be back blogging again soon. Woof woof!

 Toby: Giant Schnauzer
the non-stop bull in a china shop

Ozzy: Miniature Schnauzer
the one who learnt how to squeak rather than bark

A few days ago we had Toby and Ozzy over to stay, as my Gran (who we all know I don't get on with) has decided to use our house as a pet-boarding/grooming business. I know, annoying right? The only benefit of this is getting to know the lovely little dogs who come over to stay! Toby has been over quite a few times, and he's the most clumsy thing you'll ever meet. He walks into walls, sits on Ozzy's head and generally just breaks things. He's completely harmless unless he sits on you.. ouch. It's the first time we had Ozzy over, who lives with Toby. He usually travels with his family but this time they weren't able to take him- and so he came here with us! He's so cuddly, and his bark is more of a cat's meow. I don't know what happened there! He's super energetic and squeaky.

They've returned home again now, but they're so adorable I wish I could have kept them! 

P.S, most Giant Schnauzers have black 'birth marks' on their tongues.
P.P.S, her 'company' isn't really called the doggy hotel, that's just the blog's title.

Sunday, October 2

Sunday Summary (13)

 The gorgeous view from the top of my garden

 An already flowering Holly tree in our back garden, it's so stunning

Some sort of flower, it's pretty
  • I have spent most of today relaxing under the sun outside in my garden. I hope I've caught a tan but it's pretty unlikely, I'm never tanned! As well as just lying on the trampoline sunbathing, I spent a few hours doing A-Level Photography coursework and just generally messed about. We have a mini schnauzer and a giant schnauzer joining our little clan at the minute so there are 5 dogs, which is never too much fun! I was joined on the trampoline by this group of yobs trying to destroy any sense of calm or relaxation. 
  • Yesterday me and Dad went on our own kind of road trip to Exeter, West Point, and Paignton. I We were on the look out for a Auto Trail Chiefton motorhome at about £50,000, but came home without! It's a huge amount of money that we just aren't sure whether will be put to good use. However we did have an amazing day together- just me and him! Some quality dad/daughter time, which may or may not have included a trip to KFC.. shhh
  • I'm beginning to think college will make me (and my parents) bankrupt. I seem to be having a daily Starbucks and buying food rather than making it! Also I have to get 2 buses home each day which are under different companies, so I've had to buy a daily ticket with one of the companies. It's about £6 that I'm spending per day and it soon adds up. I'm really struggling to see how I can change that but hey-ho.. I'll just have to go without my Starbucks and make my own lunch!
  • This week I have been suffering with super oily skin and I don't have a clue why! It's beginning to become a real issue. I can have flakey skin at the same time as I have oily skin, and I just don't know what to do with it. My current skin routine has helped it develop leaps and bounds, but I've come to a stand still now. If anyone has any ideas to help me out please let me know! I'm dying to have normal skin.
  • After having a huge think about my blog, I've decided to give it up. KIDDING. I have actually been thinking about new ideas and routes my blog can develop into. As it's Halloween soon I will be doing a few tutorials, plus I've made a promise to myself that I will start a Youtube soon. I have been getting so many FormSpring/Twitter questions asking me to start Youtube that I'm just gonna do it! As you will have seen, my Bloggers Uncovered series has now finished so I'm trying to find ideas for another series I can do.

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I hope you've all had a brilliant week!
You can expect quite a few lifestyle posts from me this following week!