Happy new year!

Hey guys! Apologies for being MIA again, I have been incredibly busy in the last month, with assignments and Christmas retail. I am currently sitting home alone watching some Youtube and backing up some photos onto my external hard drive from my camera. I’ll just do a quick summary on what the last month has been.

University terms, December was the period of deadlines. I had two 4,000 word essays to submit that were due on the same time and same day. Unfortunately, I started feeling the side effects of my medication during deadline week, so I had to use my extension for one of my essays. I completed one on time, but the other I had a week to plan, write, edit and submit. 10/10 would not go through that stress again. My last week at work before Christmas ended up being non-stop work and the days off were spent in the library – so as a result, I wrote 3000+ words and completed by essay on Wednesday and submitted on the following morning before I went to work.

New Years are always to do with looking back on the year, but honestly, I don’t want to do that. Yes, I have been on multiple holidays and explored new things that I will always appreciate and remember, but I am seriously banking on 2018 to being one of the biggest years of my life so far, from my final semester as a student to graduation (if I make it!). My final submission is also my dissertation hand in, 10 days before my 22nd birthday. That is in FIVE MONTHS. I hope things will go well from now to then.

I haven’t done a lot of things at home so far, it has been lazy and rightly so because I can relax for a bit. But the big news is that my website is live!!! I purchased my own domain and now email address for my website which acts as an online portfolio. Unfortunately, I am not content with the layout because it’s not me, if that makes sense. I will be using this blog website just to chit chat some random things, but won’t be using it as frequently, but to advertise my new website/hopefully business, this is where you can find me!!



I hope you guys have a wonderful new year, hope 2018 is great to you all, and that you achieve your goals and aspiration!!!

tamanna x


KAOS Fashion Show 2017!

Hello and happy Easter break! For schools, it is the start of the 2 week break whereas I am halfway through my break. I came back to Leicester last week for two weeks for my cousin’s wedding as I am bridesmaid so it has been quite relaxing until I have to start doing my university work from Monday on-wards. Anyway, last year, I took part in the KAOS fashion show at my university (here) and modelled for New Look. This year, I modelled for Lady B Loves, a vintage clothing line in Norwich. We got our makeup done by makeup artists of Charlotte Tilbury and my look was the ‘dolce vita’ face chart, consisting of purple eyeshadow and eyeliner. Continue reading


Paris in Pictures

Hello! It has been a while since I last posted (I was going to do a post last week but I forgot lol lol) and what better way than to talk about my short visit to Paris during Fashion Week! I went with the UEA Fashion Society and out of the 13, 5 were myself and housemates. It was the first time we travelled abroad together as we did go to London frequently over the summer and despite the short stay, it was fun! I was not too bummed out on missing any landmarks as I am actually going to Paris again in September (I love my September holidays!) where the weather will hopefully be a lot better. Without further ado, here are some of my photos taken on my Panasonic Lumix G7 and my Google Pixel. Continue reading

End of the Year

Hello, and Happy Christmas! I hope everyone had a great day with your loved ones and your presents were everything you wanted and the food was delicious etc etc etc… I wanted to write this post before New Year’s and out of the way so I can go back to my priorities. Long story short: I couldn’t reach my deadlines and so I have extensions for the second week of January. Nonetheless, I have come with a game plan and hope to submit it way before then with time to edit it. Everyone knows the essay struggles, it just sucks that it had to hit me in the year that it counts towards my final grade. Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (no spoilers)


The main purpose of our mini holiday in London was because of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which has been planned since October 2015 and I went with all but one of my housemates and my old flatmate from halls. I wanted to write this post to illustrate my experience when we went to see the preview screenings of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from our time in London and getting to see the play itself. Continue reading

What I got for my birthday

This Friday, it was my birthday. I am no longer in my teens and right now, I am OK with it. Unless I screw up then the panic will settle in. I’ll be updating this post (if you want) with more photos but for now, this is what I got from my wonderful friends at university because I am currently at home in Leicester for a week since I’m not going home for the four month summer.

My wishlist

Since living in halls, the original flatmates would do a joint gift with a rough limit per person because students. I knew this was going to happen to me so I had an idea on what I wanted and plus I’m not fond of surprises since my reaction goes either horribly wrong or complete overwhelm. The two main things I wanted from my housemates nee flatmates was a yankee candle and a makeup book by Bobbi Brown. From anyone else, I wasn’t expecting anything because their attendance at my BBQ (which was a fail I might add) was enough for me.



I knew my Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual was a given, I sent the link to my housemate! But I didn’t get a Yankee Candle. Instead, I got a Tinkerbell sticky note set (not seen in picture because I misplaced it temporarily) because I love Tinkerbell and a £10 MAC gift card which I was not expecting at all, so I’ll probably be buying MAC Fix+ as well as putting money on top of it. Our house has gotten an extension so in the new contract year, there will be seven of us from five and one of my new housemates bought me flowers! I’m not a flower gal but the gesture was so sweet because I wasn’t expecting that. Just like the rest of my gifts! My other new housemate couldn’t come to the main event but she arrived before and gave me a cupcake and a bracelet and the cupcake was tasty.

From other people outside my housemates, a couple of my friends bought me a box of chocolates so that’s going to be my snack time in the next weeks or so (maybe I’ll share it with my girls…). Another present was the graphic novel Persepolis and while it is an incredible gift, I actually bought a copy in Easter so if anyone is interested in a copy of Persepolis (the one I bought and not my gift one) then please let me know!!! From work, one of my beautiful colleagues bought me a strawberry shaped photo frame and a cactus shaped candle which is really cute. But the most surprising present came from my coursemates.

My degree consists of 13 or 14 students. There aren’t many of us so 9 of them came to my birthday party on Friday. When they gave me my wrapped gift, I was just expecting a box of chocolates but they completely threw me off. They bought me the Urban Decay Through the Looking Glass eyeshadow palette. On a student budget, that’s hella pricey so I wasn’t even considering to buy it myself. So when I saw it, I was so surprised. The palette is so beautiful and I was not expecting it at all. So yes, it was a brilliant birthday! 

I hope you guys have a brilliant day, to those have any exams, good luck and I hope you have a fantastic summer (or winter in the Southern hemisphere!)