May 2010Cherry Pie : May 2010

31 May 2010

New purchase

This is mine and Vince's new baby and it was a bargain! :) More interesting blog posts coming soon!

29 May 2010

Dermalogica Sensitized Skin Kit

I have the most unbelievably sensitive skin on my face, so I have to be really careful about what I use.

My mum suggested Dermalogica to me a few years ago and I've tried the Barrier Repair cream before but I didn't feel it was doing the job on it's own so I decided to try the Dermalogica Sensitized Skin Kit which retails at around £25 and includes the Ultra Calming Cleanser, Soothing Protection Spray, Barrier Repair, Total Eye Care, and the Climate Control Lip Treatment.

The Barrier Repair cream and the Total Eye Care come in small travel size packages which was a little disappointing but I suppose if they were any bigger, the price of the kit would rocket. Luckily, I have a full size Barrier Repair cream to add to the kit!

Using the products every day, I can see a change in my skin but every now and then the irritation to my skin creeps back in which means the Dermalogica Sensitized Skin Kit is not a total fix, though it does help tremendously.

The Total Eye Care cream makes the eyes look much brighter and less tired but the Climate Control Lip Treatment makes the lips quite dry, leaving me reaching for my trusty £1.99 lip balm.

26 May 2010

First printed review

Finally recieved this in the post this morning so I did a quick scan to show you all my first printed article/review.

Hopefully the first of many.

25 May 2010


The boredom is starting to kick in. Apart from job hunting and sitting in front of the computer, there's really nothing else to do. Nothing that doesn't cost money anyway. On Thursday I'm meant to be going to Thorpe Park and I think that is probably going to be the last of my spending.

I'm currently in Southampton until around the middle of June. My work experience finishes on the 18th so I'm planning to move back home shortly afterwards which means once I get there, I will have to find a job for about 3 months until I come back to Southampton around September time. It's probably more sensible to stay in Southampton but we all need home comforts from time to time.

I'm not sure how many times I can clean out my wardrobe to pass the time. So any tips for fun, free things to do, let me know!

24 May 2010

Kids In Glass Houses - Dirt

This is quite possibly one of my favourite albums at the moment.

Kids In Glass Houses
by Cherry Pullinger

Take a listen to Kids In Glass Houses’ latest release ‘Dirt’ and I promise that you won’t be able to stop yourself from loving it.

Heaps of credit and praise go to these young Welsh lads, who have not only topped their first release ‘Smart Casual,’ but have also created a grown up, witty, sensitive and catchy as hell album full of hits and an unforgettable duet with Frankie Sandford from pop group The Saturdays, which, although it really shouldn’t, works tremendously well.

Of course, the album’s single releases ‘Matters At All’ and ‘Undercover Lover’ (featuring Frankie) are pure pop induced works of genius, but unlike many other albums, the genius doesn’t stop there. For starters, ‘Lilli Rose’ is a gorgeous flurry of pop punk melodies, culminating in a fantastically feel good track. The same can be said for ‘Sunshine’ which really gives off sparks of greatness as lead singer Aled’s vocals wind effortlessly through its fist pumping, chanting chorus.

The album keeps its punk tinged energy throughout thanks to the danceable ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ and the shattering ‘Hunt The Haunted.’ Every track on the album could be played on repeat for hours without ever getting tiresome. Ending on part 2 of opening track ‘Artbreaker,’ the album seals itself perfectly into a neat, successful little package, selling itself as the ultimate feel good album of the summer.

20 May 2010

The End

This morning I woke up pretty early for a Uni student..8am! And I quickly realised that I'm technically not a student anymore.

As I handed in my last piece of work, a day early on Tuesday, I didn't really feel any different, but after our course drinks last night and a night out, it was weird hearing everybody talking about what they are going to be doing with their lives.

At the moment I'm still not 100% sure what I'm doing but I have work experience at Red magazine lined up for two weeks in June. I also have work experience in September at Sugar magazine and the possibility of work experience at Kerrang! in January..if I can get hold of anyone to confirm it for me.

I want to try and enjoy the summer but I'm definitely going to have to find a part time job..and I'm definitely applying for Topshop! When I come back to Southampton in September to live with Vince, I will have to be seriously searching for Journalism jobs. (Not that I won't be searching through the summer)

Hopefully my three years at Uni won't be wasted and I can find a good starting job in the industry. Now I just have to look forward to getting my degree and graduating.

14 May 2010

Dissertation hand in!


10 May 2010

Almost over..

My dissertation is officially it's just lying on my floor happily waiting to be handed in on Wednesday. I suppose I could hand it in early but that would mean getting out of bed tomorrow and going out and that just can't be done I'm afraid! I'm looking forward to celebrating on Wednesday with the rest of the course. :)

I haven't blogged in quite a while as I've been so busy with work but as it all comes to an end I can hopefully blog more. I have one more deadline on May 19th and there's still quite a lot to do but I can't wait until it's all over! I'm going home on Thursday for the weekend so I'm hoping to get quite a bit done..and I shall also be visiting the Zoo so expect some pics!

As you can see from the post below I have had a review printed in Portsmouth News paper. I have yet to see it as I had to get my Aunty, who lives in Portsmouth, to send me a copy. I had no idea it was going to be published, I just thought it would be put online but when I couldn't find it for a few days I thought I would email and ask about it and it turns out it was printed. It's actually the first ever piece I've had published which is great, I hope I can do lots more gig reviews for them. At last I have something decent to go in my Portfolio!

Talking of portfolios and published work, I have been applying for jobs but still nothing has come out of it. I have applied for some work experience during the summer as well but I'm still waiting to hear back.

I am still posting on and everything there is going really well. I've just come up with a new feature idea focusing on Fashion Bloggers and the first one to feature on the site is Claire from Sitting Pretty. After eBay announced their new fashion outlet I decided to ask Claire about her great eBay purchases, you can see the feature HERE and if you want to be featured then please let me know!

Yesterday turned out to be a fun evening. Vince's friend invited us for dinner so we both had a huge roast dinner each. Then we decided to go somewhere else for drinks which actually ended up turning into a few drinks plus a pizza and a sharing platter! I can't explain just how full up I was, but it was fun. :)

I'm not sure I have much else planned for the upcoming weeks apart from getting work out of the way. I need to start sorting out my things and packing it all up. I need to get rid of lots of stuff aswell and I've decided I'm going to donate the nicer stuff to a charity shop. Something I've never done before. :)

Until then, I shall keep you updated with whatever's going on. I've just purchased a Topshop Eyeliner and Eyeshadow duo so I shall post a review of those once I get them :) Until then..

5 May 2010

Kill Hannah live at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 02/05/10

Having been around since the 1990s, it is about time Kill Hannah received some recognition, and despite the Wedgewood Rooms only being half full, those that showed up were a dedicated bunch to say the least.
Launching themselves into the arms of support acts The Lost Souls Club and My Passion, the crowd were well warmed up for Kill Hannah, who brought a brand of rock music so heavily inspired by The Cure that you'd be mistaken for thinking that Robert Smith's love-child was on stage.

The audience had clearly been with the band since their early days as they sang along poetically to the band's romantically-tinged tracks including Humming Birds The Size Of Bullets and Kennedy.

But it was tracks from their most recent albums Until There's Nothing Left Of Us and Wake Up The Sleepers that brought joy and emotion to frontman Mat Devine, who pointed this out throughout the show.

It was clear that Kill Hannah enjoyed their time on stage, and it didn't matter that the venue wasn't completely sold out as they played like their audience was the most important thing at that moment, the real key to the success of this gig.

This was published on the Portsmouth News site -

It was also published in The The News paper on 03/05/10. Yay!
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