Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Look Around Teighnmouth

Almost every Summer I go to visit my family in Teignmouth, a small seaside town in Devon. When I was little, swimming in the sea and playing on the pier were my top priorities but now I'm pretty content just wandering around and looking at the ocean rather than going in it. "How did you get so boring?!" my younger self would say, to which I would reply "well if you're gonna be like that I won't let you play my 3DS." Wow, I really didn't change that much...

Anyway, this is the ness in Shaldon, the town across the river. I have walked up to the top in the past. You get a lovely view but I'm not a huge fan of standing at the edge of high places.

This pier.

The yellow building was originally built in the 1800s and became a cinema in 1912. The cinema closed in the year 2000 and now the building holds a a restaurant and apartments.

A lighthouse.

Not Teignmouth: There was a road closure on the motorway on our way home and so we got kind of lost had to take a detour. This was a quick shot I got from the car while we were trying to get back to a main road. The British countryside isn't half bad.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Seaside Nail Art

It's been such a long time since I did some nail art so I thought I'd make an effort with these. I took inspiration from my recent trip to Devon where I stayed by the sea. I used dotting tools, thin brushes and even an eyeliner brush. I feel a lot of it looks like something I would've painted when I was younger (especially the sailboat with the sun) but just on a much smaller scale.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We listened to it twice cause the DJ was asleep

I've been pairing my mint dress with different colours to see what works and thought my pink floral tee made a good match for it. I'm also glad that both of the materials are quite thin since we've been having a heatwave here. I've mostly been hiding from the sun and still watching OITNB.

Also, it looks like I'll definitely be going to Hong Kong this time next month to study abroad for the year! I'm nervous and excited and still in a state of not quite believing it's going to happen. I'll be blogging about my adventures there so I'll try not to study too much or melt from the heat and humidity.

Lyrics in title from Regina Spektor's 'On The Radio'.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Etsy Store!

I thought I'd do a little bit of a different post today and show you my Etsy store! A few weeks ago, I made myself a scrunchie with a bow using some leftover material I had and thought why not make some more and sell them. So that's what I'm doing! I also make scrunchies with bunny ears that work well with high ponytails. The store is called For The Crown since crown can mean the top of a person's head or whole head. I also thought it sounded like a dramatic show/book where people do anything it takes to become rulers (which reminds me I need to watch more of Game of Thrones but I've recently been sidetracked by Orange Is The New Black). I have bought some more fabrics so there will be more different colours and styles up on the shop soon!

Shop link: