19 septiembre 2014

Patterned Blouse

Patterned Blouse
Patterned Blouse

Blouse: H&M
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: H&M
(similar: blouse, boots)

I made a carrot cake. Lesson of the day: do not use quark when trying to make icing. And a tip: always use (at the most) half the sugar a baking recipe suggests.

Have a nice weekend.


17 septiembre 2014

Brooklyn Bowl London & Har Mar Superstar

Brooklyn Bowl London Sloppy Joe
     Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl and Mothxr  Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl and Mothxr

Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl and Mothxr

On Friday we went to the Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 to see Har Mar Superstar. Before the show we had some dinner in the restaurant/bar area of the Brooklyn Bowl. I had the Sloppy Joe (mince meat in a bed of coleslaw in a bun with chips), which was ok but I didn't love it as it tasted somehow sweet (sweetened mince meat is not for me).

Before the show we just stood by the stage and Dot spotted Har Mar bowling on the area to the right of the stage. A random dude that arrived early as well started talking to my hubby and when he asked where I was from and said Mexico, he was like 'no mames, yo tambien' haha. It was the funniest thing when he asked where in Mexico I'm from and I said Monterrey, he said me too! I couldn't stop laughing, how weird was that?

Anyway, this dude went up to Har Mar and spoke to him. I was excited because I thought Fabrizio Moretti from the Strokes would be playing drums with him but he wasn't. 
As the support band was getting ready to start playing I thought one of them looked incredibly similar to Gossip Girl's Dan Humphrey. I kept staring like a weirdo but evaded his look when he got close. My compatriot also spoke to mr gossip girl and, there was loud music, but heard him say his name was Penn. That was it... I was 99% sure it was him haha. My mind kept playing games on me but once I saw him from a certain angle I was completely sure, as well as vaguely remembering hearing about him being on a band, but on that moment I got excited and cried -not literally- 'it's him!' to my husband haha.

At the end of their set, when he got close I said 'excuse me, are you...(embarrassed pause) are you from gossip girl?' and he said yes! Then I said 'could I have a picture?' and he said yes though he had to clear the stage first 'but I'll be around', he added. 

Then came Har Mar Superstar's turn on stage. He was good, though his 'sexy dancing' was kind of disturbing for me haha. When the show finished we went out and looked for mr gossip girl, and there he was, selling some merch. I got close and awkwardly stood there, then he asked 'do you want to buy a record- oh you want a picture' (he remembered haha). I said 'please' and then took a couple of pictures with him, thanked him and left to catch the train home.

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?


15 septiembre 2014

New Coat

H&M Double breasted longline wool coat & discount codes
Ok, so today I received the new H&M catalog by post and on the inside of the cover I saw this coat. This beautiful androgynous, longline, dark grey wool coat is only £24.99. So I knew I had to get it before it sold out, I mean £25 for a super long wool coat? And right now H&M have free delivery (use code 2277, valid until 28 Sept) though I used my newsletter subscriber 25% off code (use code 1319, valid until 06 Oct).

A good coat always comes in handy, especially when you were born in the desert and now live in the forest (meaning I'm always cold- yes, even in the summer). Find the coat here.

Will you be buying anything from H&M?


12 septiembre 2014

New in: August 2014

nivea eye makeup remover, sensitive night cream
h&m necklace
chanel chance
gap jumper, kew 159
the works watercolours
the works watercolours
dragon tattoo trilogy
asos wayfarer dupe
skull candle
h&m detachable lining parka

New bits from last month, apart from my birthday gifts: Nivea double effect eye makeup remover and sensitive night cream from Superdrug. Minimal necklace from H&M. Swapped the Chanel Chance for the Eau Tendre version. Kew 159 cardigan from TK Maxx and jumper from GAP outlet. Serum/Cream from Superdrug and watercolour supplies from The Works. Books from charity shop (the Dragon Tattoo trilogy books were just 50p each!). Crop top from F&F, sunglasses that I got sent from ASOS. Stuff I won at a charity raffle. And the polka dot shown I actually exchanged for this parka which has a detachable lining so I can wear it in the summer and during winter as well. I decided to get it after I got emailed a 25% discount code to use both online and in store from H&M.

Did you get anything nice last month?


10 septiembre 2014

Illustrated: Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

I've always had a love for all different types of art and been recently really into illustration, so I started painting again and this is my first illustration in a few years. It's Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, the perfume I got for my birthday. I used a pencil to draw it first then watercolours.