Monday, 30 April 2012

Date Night: Titanic 3D...

Hey everyone 

So, I was busy revising last Thursday when it just struck me that I really wanted to go the cinema - this never happens! I usually see a really awesome-looking trailer and say that I desperately want to go and see it but then inevitably forget to go and just end up buying the film on DVD eventually - does anyone else do this or is it just me? :S

Anyway, I text the bf and we decided to go to the cinema - unsurprisingly there was nothing showing that I wanted to see (just my luck - the one time I decide to go the cinema and there's nothing good on!) but Titanic 3D was on and I knew that the bf is a total sucker for that film so we decided to go for that. 

Now, I'm not massive fan of Titanic - it's meant to be some great cinematic classic but I  think having to watch it approx. a million times for various projects in high school I think I've gotten a bit sick of it (sorry if you're a hardcore Titanic fan). Having said this - it's an alright film to watch; I like seeing the grand-ness of the ship and the historical elements of it but I seriously cannot stand Rose - she is just one of those female characters who irk me (again, sorry Titanic fans), I mean come one - "I'll never let go" and then she just lets him sink to the bottom of the ocean! And don't even get me started on how she could have just budged up a little on that raft (see below) and everything woulda been hunky-dory for the two of them!

That little rant aside...about halfway through the film though, I had a revelation - Leo is pretty darn hot. I know, I know I'm nearly 20 years too late jumping on this bandwagon but seriously why had I never realised how cute he was before now?! I'm always a sucker for an underdog anyways so I was rooting for him from the start despite the fact that I hate Rose. My favourite line of his? "That's what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship here" - love him!

To be honest aside from how bulky the silly glasses felt all the way through the film (side note: this must be one of the longest films in history!) I didn't really notice anything spectacular about the 3D aspect - I mean the bf is absolutely convinced that they added some more shots to showcase the 3D-ness but they definitely didn't - bless him. 

All in all it was just lovely to spend the evening with the bf going on an old-school date - dinner (pizza hut because it's across the car park from the cinema) & a movie :) because we never really go out on dates as such because he works on the evenings at the weekend and I'm so busy with uni in the week that we just wanna chill at home together. 

What I wore: 
Sheer Lavender shirt/blouse thing 
Dark wash jeggings 
Black converse

Have any of you see Titanic in 3D - what did you think? 
aHm xoxo

Sunday, 29 April 2012

OPI NYC Ballet Collection...

Hey everyone

I seem to have become a bit of a nail polish addict of late and when I saw the promo for OPI's latest collection on tumblr I fell in love and immediately added a reminder to my calender!

I'm a sucker for anything to do with NYC and I've always loved ballet, ever since I was a little girl learning ballet at my local dance studio - it's so beautiful and graceful; my Nam & I go every year to watch the ballet at my local theatre :) 

Anyways as you've probably guessed or heard OPI's latest collection is inspired by the New York City Ballet. The collection consists of 5 beautiful pastel shades - perfect for spring! - and a gorgeous silver glitter - all with classic OPI clever names.

L-R: Barre My Soul, You Callin' Me A Lyre?, Don't Touch My Tutu, Care To Danse, My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle

After looking at numerous swatches of all the colours I just could not decide which couple I wanted to get in full size (obviously I couldn't get them all no matter how much I wanted to!).Then I saw the mini collection 'NYC Ballet Petites' and thought that it'd be a great way to try out the colours and figure out if I wanted to buy one in full size :)

 Actually in love with the packaging - so simple and elegant

Aren't the colour descriptions just darling?

In the mini collection there's 3 of the colours and the gorgeous glitter polish. I am so glad that Pirouette My Whistle came in the pack because it was the one that caught my eye the most when I was browsing the collection. I didn't really mind not getting the taupe or the pink because I already have pretty similar ones to them in my collection already but they are undoubtedly stunning!

Apologies for the hideous state my nails are in - that's what revision stress does to me :S

As always from OPI the formulation is beautiful, admittedly three coats were needed to achieve a fully opaque  colour but these colours are so pretty and pale that it's understandable that they are a bit sheer. I was actually impressed with how much I liked the white and lilac as I wasn't really expecting to. The glitter isn't something that I would every buy on it's own because I'm not really one for glitter top coats but I tried it over the grey and I love it - I think it'd be so cute as a ring finger nail colour with the grey on the rest of the nails :) 

Buying the minis has definitely helped me choose which one I want in full size for my collection - Pirouette My Whistle!

Anyone else a fan of this collection?
aHm xoxo

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Frozen Yoghurt - Finally!!...

Hey everyone  

I've been on a complete American kick lately - even more so than usual!- and finally I got to experience a classic American treat - Frozen Yoghurt!! 

You honestly don't know how long I have been craving frozen yoghurt, salivating over pictures of pinkberry's on tumblr, frantically googling frozen yoghurt bars in England. Anyway last week, I was googling away and found Chillberries - imagine my delight when I realised that it was a frozen yoghurt bar only in Knutsford! (Last weeks trip to Knutsford with Ma may or may not have been one of the contributing factors as to why we went there!) 

So, we found the store - Oh my actual gosh I have never seen a shop that was decorated with such a clear identity - it was awesome! 
How cute?!

Let, me tell you I had such a hard time deciding what flavour combination to get - after all my first frozen yoghurt was a momentous occasion! Do I go for natural yoghurt and fruit to be healthy or complete chocoholic with choccie youghurt, buttons and brownies?!

Eventually I choose - I went with natural yoghurt, pineapple, brownie pieces and gummi bears (I'm a sucker for gummi treats!)

So exciting!

It took all my will-power to wait and take this picture before digging in!

It was so yummy!

It was seriously amazing but sadly it was gone too soon :( I can't wait to go back, this time I'm going to take the bf - I'm sure he'll love it!

Are any of you as addicted to frozen yoghurt as I'm sure I will be by the end of summer?! What are you're fave frozen yoghurt combinations recommendations?

aHm xoxo

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Hey everyone 
It's MWIP time - my apologies if most of my pictures this week are of revision-related things; for the next three weeks revision is my life - not particularly fun but necessary :(

With revision comes revision snack food. I popped out on Monday to pick up some yummies to keep me going: Popchips (these are my new faves! Anyone else love them?), Ben & Jerry's cookie ice-cream sandwiches and some frozen yoghurt :)

I put my hair in a ballerina bun on Thursday and that night when I took it out I had dreadlocks. Not a look I will be keeping methinks.

I took the bf to my uni for the first time this week - luckily it was a beautiful day and we had an awesome time just wandering round the grounds. I feel so lucky to be studying in such a gorgeous place.

Because I'm a makeup addict I had to buy a new foundation despite the fact I really don't need one.On the plus side this foundation is really quite lovely :)

It's things like this list that makes me glad I don't drink. All those side effects - no thank you.

I was feeling nostalgic for crew - thank you Back to the 80s for introducing me to this song - love it #sorryimnotsorry

My revision set up. Tumbler - check. Snack - check. Colour coordination - check. :)

Why is it that one hand's nails always look so much nicer than the other? Is it just me who has this problem?

I've come to the conclusion that diagram drawing really isn't my strong point.

I went a little OTT with my frozen yoghurt buying - I'm trying to find out which brand/flavour I like best. (More on this subject later on this week!) Are any of you frozen yoghurt fans?

Hope you all had a lovely week or at least one that was far less stressful than mine!
aHm xoxo

P.S. I am so annoyed at myself right now! I've just been getting ready to start writing my April photo-a-day post and I've deleted every picture set (fail at technology right here) - that'll teach me not to keep multiple copies! I'm so upset because I managed to do really well this month and only missed out like 2 days. So there will be no photo-a-day post this month :( Ah well, here's to next month instead.

Monday, 23 April 2012


Hey everyone  
*side note: I have horrendous hiccups whilst writing this post so apologies if my thoughts are somewhat disjointed. Don't you just hate hiccups?!*

I don't know what's been going on but I seemed to have been eating out quite a bit more than usual in the last couple of weeks - not that I'm complaining! So I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favourite dishes that I had... warning:do not carry on reading if you are hungry! 

Ma & I went decided to spend an afternoon shopping and wandering around Knutsford. We decided to stop for some lunch in an adorable little cafe (think more Parisian and quaint rather than greasy spoon!) called The Orange Coffee House. It was such a nice place for ma and I to hang out and just spend some quality time together - we can't wait to go back!

My hot chocolate with orange was the most delicious drink I've ever had!

I had a classic croque-monsieur and it was so good! I know you can't really go wrong with basically a ham and cheese toastie but little touches like  the melted cheese on the top of the bread just made the dish ten times more delicious!

Ma had the goats cheese and caramelised red onion chutney open sandwich - I have on good authority that it was yummy!

I may or may not have had this Double Philly Burger when I went to Frankie and Benny's with my friends to celebrate us all being home from uni. Needless to say I could no where near finish it but what I did have was beautiful :)

I've been wanting to try out Frankie and Benny's breakfasts for a while now so when I was given a loyalty card for their breakfasts and lunches I took it as a sign that I had to go! I decided to treat Nam, Ma & the bf to breakkie (aren't I lovely, haha!)

Ma & Nam had the Eggs Benedict - they said it was perfect!

I decided to channel my inner American (as if I needed any encouragement!) and finally finally finally try the pancakes with bacon and syrup - let me just say that this was seriously amazing! Why has this taste combination never been in contact with my palette before?! New fave breakfast, hands down!

I also had to have a side of hash browns because I am an addict. There, I admitted it :P

The bf went classically British with a big breakfast - gotta love him! He thoroughly enjoyed it :)

Because I can't just have one drink: pineapple juice and English tea - a wonderful combination!

Because the bf is a child he wanted a banoffee milkshake - blesh him :)

Have you had any amazing taste experiences lately? 
aHm xoxo

Saturday, 21 April 2012

How can this be?!...

So I just got Pottermore - how can I have been sorted into Slytherin? Is this a joke? Best get over my phobia of snakes then.

End of my Harry Potter dreams - right there. 

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Hey everyone  
Thankfully I've only had to go a week without my laptop - but I can't believe how much I've missed blogging - it's mad! Anyways, here MWIP for last week :) 

I finally finally found some Sperry-ish boat shoes! I've been searching for some for ages and I love the navy, white and red for summer. Plus they were 20% off! I love them so much! :)

I may have spent a couple of afternoons lazing around the house in my jodhs #don'tjudge

I also picked up a new bag (because I really needed another to add to my already ridiculous collection #sarcasm). It's such a sweet pastel baby pink with lime edges (so preppy!) I think I might make a monogram and put that in the front of it :)

I accidentally colour coordinated my outfit when I was going down to the horses the other morning 

I found a jagermeister bottle that had been made into a clock - cool :)

Ma & I played a game of 'hide the toilet paper' - I won. This being on top of my mum's wardrobe. We are sad, I know :P

We had some beautiful sunsets this week :)

I bought the bf a new top from my local saddlery to reward and inspire him to help me with the horses more often #totallynotbribery :P

I may or may not have spent an afternoon completely re-organising my make-up collection when I should have been revising #oops #sorryimnotsorry But doesn't it look pretty now?!

Boots 3 for 2 offer last week just about killed me. I bought 3 Barry M nail polishes because I felt like my collection needed an injection of pastel for spring. I got Blue Moon, Lemon & Mint Green (side note: how have I managed without a mint green in my collection for so long?!). Then 3 Maybelline Colour Tattoo Gel-Cream Eye Shadows in Immortal Charcoal, On and On Bronze & Permanent Taupe - I was looking for an alternative to Stila smudge pots/ MAC paint pots and had heard great things about these - I have to say they are lovely and they certainly last a long time - love :)

I finally had chance to wear this beautiful cerise pink shirt from Primarni when I went out for dinner with my dad this week. I'm not usually one for bright colours but I just love how this shirt looks with my skin tone and hair colour.

Hard core revision for my exam has started - meh. (Side note: how crazy is it that I have to learn all of these reference values - and this is only for one biomedical test I have to study!)

Hope you week was full of awesomeness :)
aHm xoxo
P.S. I just want to apologise in advance if I don't post much more than my weekly MWIP & Top Five Tuesday for the next three weeks - I have 5 uni exams to revise for and my pony is still poorly, etc., etc.; things are pretty crazy in my life now so, despite how much I don't want it to,   blogging may have to sadly take a back seat.

Friday, 13 April 2012

iPad Envy...

Hey everyone 

Posts like this one from Royar @My Life As A Young Southern Prep have really given my iPad envy and have started to convince me that I really really really need an iPad.

I have finally been turned around to the iPad idea. I was initially completely against the iPad because I just saw it as a giant iTouch that is used to watching TV and playing games - rendering the iPad pretty useless to me. 

However, seeing that my laptop is in the process of breaking (yes, again!) I feel that an iPad would be a great investment. I plan on using it for just generally surfing whilst keeping my laptop (when it's fixed) just for uni work - sounds convincing, right?! 

I would just use my iTouch for general browsing (tumbr, fb, twitter, etc.) and obviously music (I still really can't see the point of music being on the iPad - it's just too big! But then again maybe that's just me, thoughts?) but have you ever tried to blog on an iTouch - it's a horrifically stressful experience so the iPad would be fab for blogging :) 

Plus, no doubt about it, what is definitely persuading me to buy an iPad is the amazing array of cases/skins you can buy - so pretty! Confession, I may spend waay more time than I should browsing iPad cover sites and personalising them (please tell me you do this too?) So I thought I'd share some of my fave iPad cases with you, in the hope that this will help to convince me that I definitely need one and it's justifiable to spend all that money on! :S

This one from Marley Lilly (I have so much love for this company you don't understand how much I love literally everything on their site - why do they not deliver to the UK?! I need them in my life!) is so cute! I love how customisable it is - perfect :)

This one's from Lipstick Shades (yet another awesome monogramming company that only ships in the US le sigh)
You can't really go wrong with classic British Prep stripey pink and navy from Jack Wills - love.

I found this awesome site that allows you to personalise skins for you technological devices. I love how it lets me make my own Lilly case (because apparently Lilly is practically like gold dust to get in the UK, even getting it shipped here costs a bomb!)- if when I get my iPad I definitely want to get this one! Lilly's....print with a HP quote on the back - love love love!

Do any of you have an iPad? Or are you lusting after them the same as I am? Any suggestions for pretty cases?

aHm xoxo

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