Saturday, 20 March 2010


Stress and worry effect me in many ways; during my January exams I stopped eating, in previous 'episodes' I have found myself drawing odd pictures in the middle of the night or spending my time obsessively posting on student internet forums. However, my latest stress induced craze has been nails. One of my less destructive methods of coping, I have to say.

I have decided I need more nail polish in my life, so a couple of weeks ago I placed an order at the ebay shop  and got me some essie and OPI, because at 2am on a cold Manchester morning, it seemed like the right thing to do.

Shades L to R: Coton Island Cotton Candy, Prima Ballerina, Mod about you,
St Lucia Lilac, My private Jet & Naked Truth

Now I know what you're thinking 'Well Miss Taylor, what a dazzling array of colours...'cos you didn't just buy 5 polishes that are all a very similar pastel shade now did you....??' Ok, ok so they are somewhat similar, aside from my private jet, but a girl can never have too many pastels. After all, they are bang in trend, darrrrrrling.

Now as ever my iphone doesn't take the most flattering of photos, so you'll have to trust me when I say thet St Lucia Lilac is my new favourite nail polish of all time. FACT. It's not surprising seeing as it's rather similar to MAC's cool reserve which did hold the top spot in my collection. This girl just can't get enough of her purple-esque shades...

Not to mention the formula of Essie polishes is just divine; no streaking, dries quickly and doesn't chip. Superb.

So who else is obsessive about nails right now? What colours have you drooling at the mouth, and do you recommend any other e-bay shops?


Monday, 8 March 2010

Oh gee, she's back. And she's come over all whimsical again.

Monthly blog posts are all the rage y'know.

So, let's have an update on last month.

Exam results came through, and I am yet to look at them. But as I have not been informed by the university that I failed any modules (and I looked it up, if I failed anything and needed retakes I would be sent a letter and email informing me so) and so I am going to happily presume I passed.

Dissertation still going disastrously. Discussion over.

I am down to three months til I finish. Well, four months til I graduate, but 3 til my last exam shall be done.

I'm still no clearer to having a life plan post-graduation. This is now starting to get a wee bit worrying. Most people seem to have some it law school, PGCE, internships, gap years....Then there's me. Me who muses, 'Oh I'm not worried, it'll be fine' whenever posed with that awkward question of 'And what do you plan to do with your life?' So today I plan on sitting down with pen, paper and mindmapping possible avenues I can go down. Then on Sunday having a nice old chat with the mother about my pipe dreams. Happy mother's day, please sort your daughter's life out, love you. Cat.

But of course it isn't all doom and gloom, I mean how can I be down about such things as being a broke, jobless graduate when my lecturers have started using lolcat slides?