Archive for October 2013

October Favourites

I can scarcely believe it’s November tomorrow; this year is going too, too fast. I’m excited to be doing my first monthly favourites post for what also happens to be my favourite month: October! For the sake of categorising, which you should know by now I love to do, my favourites are split into two parts: Beauty Bits and Home Bits. Beauty Bits 1. Essie Nail Polishes (£7.99 each): I always […]

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Colour Appreciation: Navy

When it comes to clothes, I have love affairs with many colours, but navy is my best friend. It’s easy to wear, suits me, never outdated, looks sophisticated, but is a bit more interesting than black. And, while we’re at it, I think navy goes great with black. There we go: myth busted. Although a staple all year round, navy comes into its own this time of year, and deserves […]

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Benjamin Clementine: “Cornerstone” EP

A physical response to music, less the raising of arm hair and more the restraining of tears, at least for me, doesn’t come along all that often. The last time this happened to me was on Later Live…With Jools Holland back in April, when the wonderful artist Laura Mvula sang “Sing to the Moon” from her debut album by the same name, a record I immediately purchased and still adore just […]

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What’s In My Bag (PhD Edition)

Although I can be a bit lackadaisical around many aspects of my life as a PhD student, I am nothing if not organised. I love bags with sections as I hate not knowing where to find stuff and I have such a terrible short-term memory I really need to keep organised. If a bag looks good, and has a dozen compartments, then I am happy. The bag I’m currently using for research trips […]

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Current Addiction: Autumn Tea

Year round, I love tea. As soon as I’ve had my early morning coffee, it’s all about the tea. Breakfast tea in the morning, maybe a peppermint tea in the afternoon, and a camomile tea just before bed equals a happy Julie. I’ve been getting a bit more adventurous with my tea-consumption, and here are a few teas that have got me practically chain-drinking the stuff this autumn. The pictures […]

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