This Week #42

01. Tea, served in no less than a vintage tea cup, complete with Parisian spoon. / 02. The prettiest little tea room we found in Lee-On--Solent. If you live in the South I definitely suggest a visit! / 03. It would have been rude not to have a cupcake too. 04. Quick stop at Café Rouge for a pain au chocolat / 05. O.P.I's dazzling When Monkeys Fly and Which

Aztec

LToday I braved a bare middrift, and immediately regretted it when it began snowing. Thank god for those trusty Primark Super Cost tights! I'm in love with this skirt from Mary Jane Fashion, the pattern, fit and length are all just right and I could see this making an appearance with a pair of sandals and a bandeau in the warmer months.

The Haul: Drugstore Makeup

It's becoming clear these days that I can't say no to an offer, so when recently pursuing the shelves of Boots and stumbling across that oh so beautiful sight of a 'three for two' sign hovering above the cosmetics, all else left my mind and I headed straight for it.

Barry M Gelly High Shine Nail Paint

I'm always a fan of a seriously good nail varnish formula. Glossy, fast drying, well pigmented and long lasting are all traits that I look for when finding that perfect little bottle of colour. After slowly building up a collection over the last few months (and loving them even more with every new purchase) Barry M's new Gelly Nail Paint might just be the polish that takes the title.

A New Look

Hello everyone and welcome to the newly redesigned I Covet Thee! I've been writing this blog for a whole two years now and thought it was about time to get rid of the tired old layout and bring it up to date. Fingers crossed you all like it as I know personally the aesthetics of a blog are very important to me when I read them myself! I've also added quite a few new links and features, so lets have a little tour.

My current hair heroes

I'm stuck in a hair rut at the moment. Ever since I gave myself a very DIY dip dye three years ago, it's lost a serious amount of life. Yes it's mega long, but it's sadly not in the best condition it could be thanks to constant brutal teenage dye jobs...

PRIMARK HAUL (AND A LITTLE GIVEAWAY...)

YES, I have entered the world of YouTube. I still have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, and I'm going to presume this can only end badly, but I need a summer project and it was either this or learning a valuable life skill so OBVIOUSLY the unproductive option won.

I really need to get myself...an iPhone5 case

Until a few months ago, I was a reluctant Blackberry gal and was desperate to join the iPhone gang (mainly so I could stick endless ugly selfies on Instagram), but in April my never-ending contract FINALLY expired, and I managed to wangle myself an iPhone 5 from a...

Things fell into my basket in Boots...

If the rare day comes when I can ever be bothered to drag my freelancing ass into the office to actually be in human contact (shock horror), it's always a bit dangerous for my bank balance. Not only do I have to fork out for ludicrously expensive Tube travel, but...

Summer Spritzin'.

A few days ago I turned 22. I had a really lovely day, but it was definitely the first birthday I've had that felt like a 'grown up's birthday', as I'd had to ask for money to help with my savings, there was strictly no...

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guides: FOR HIM

Dear my ol' boyfriend, if you happen to have decided to read my blog today (stranger things have happened), STOP RIGHT NOW STOP GO AWAY GET OFF THE INTERNET NOW. And if you look at the pictures below I will literally chop your ears off.



Alright, now that he's gone to look at something a bit more manly, it's time to talk Christmas Gift Guides. Let's be honest, boys are annoying enough as it is, but when it comes to buying prezzies for them, they reach all new stratospheric levels of 'pain in the arse-ness'. They never WANT anything, and it's not like you can just stick a few nail polishes in a bag and be onto a winner, is it?

So here's all the bits and bobs I've been thinking about bagging for my hairier half this year. They might not be everyone's cup of tea. He's one of those 'cooler than thou' types that hates anything remotely Topman, but hopefully a couple of these might take his fancy. If not, I ruddy give up.

- OnePiece onesie (They're quite pricey, but they're beautiful quality, mega comfortable, and if you fancy buying one you can get 20% off with the code 31LUCYBOOTSVIDEOS which will make it loads cheaper!)

- Roberts radio: Sean and I have been really into listening to the radio recently (it's all about Classic FM's Saturday Night at the Movies), so this is the #1 contender for me at the moment). Look how dreamy it is...

- Pocket squares: If you've got a bit of a dapper gent, these would be a super cute, vintage-inspired gift.

- Beard oil: Has he been embracing the Movember muzzy? At least make sure it doesn't get scratchy with some of this magically conditioning stuff. It's scented too, which is a bit of a result.

- The Hobbit moleskine: If he doesn't want this, I'll have it. It comes with maps inside, and is genearlly a thing of beauty for any LOTR nerds. AMAZING.

- Drake socks: Enough said, really.

- Los Pollos Hermonos tee: For Breaking Bad boys. I have a feeling these'll be pretty popular this Crimbo, so maybe not one for any anti-mainstream men. 

- A special edition of his favourite book: If there's a particular classic novel that's his absolute fave, a special edition with a beautiful cover or illustrations could be quite a sentimental gift with loads of thought behind it.

- Hot Stuff matchbox: Filled with four teeny weeny bottles of some mega hot chilli powders, this one's only for the brave, but if your lad's always sticking hot sauce on everything then these will be right up his street.

- Star Wars Lego: This stuff is MEGA pricey and would have to be a main present really, but if a boy isn't pleased to open up an R2D2 kit to spend his Boxing Day working on, I'll eat my own head. Ahh Lego, magical stuff.

- Kiels mens skincare: There's no chance my boyfriend would ever get into a skincare routine, but I might try my best to nudge him in the right direction with some good quality basics... A girl can dream eh?

- KORG LittleBits synth kit: To be honest I have no idea what this is, but if you've got a musical lad, it looks like it'd go down well. It's a synth but not a synth. I don't even know but it's COOL.

What are you planning on getting for the boys in your life this Crimbo? If you've thought of anything good leave a comment and let me know, because I could still do with a few ideas!

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Primark Haul November 2013 (and a little giveaway...)



AGH, I've hit 4,000 subscribers on YouTube, which is absolutely crazy and makes me want to be a bit sick in my own mouth. ANYWAY, that's got to be worth a bit of a celebration, hasn't it? Err, yeah, definitely. How about a celebration in the form of a little giveaway to win this ridiculously awesome tapestry backpack and super cute tartan scarf? SOUNDS GOOD.

If you fancy entering the giveaway I talked about in my Primark Haul video to celebrate my success in the scary world of moving pictures, you can win these cracking prizes. Just follow all the instructions in this little box here to be in with a chance or two:


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Friday, 13 September 2013

VIDEO: Brighten Up Going Back to School DIYs



Something a bit different on my channel today! My biggest passion is writing, but something else I really love to spend my time doing is making things. Honestly, sit me on a carpet with some coloured card, some glitter glue and a bag of googley eyes, and it'll keep me quite for ages. So I thought it was about time that I got a bit crafty on my blog and my YouTube.

This is my first attempt at a DIY video, so I thought I'd keep things simple with some cute Back to School bits which should hopefully be really easy to recreate and should brighten up your day a bit if you're heading back into the classroom.

If you fancy winning the few bits that I made with my own fair hands, you can enter the mini giveaway below. Thanks for reading and watching! Hit the subscribe button and give it a thumbs up, and I'll be your best mate.

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