Another slightly weird post today, not been feeling the usual beauty blogger content (aka.. lack of funds means I have nothing new to share with you) but hopefully you'll enjoy this none the less. A while back my student union threw a jungle themed party which I was embarrassingly excited about... hoping to improve on the face painting skills I acquired around the age of six? With the completely willing help of my friends I did manage to an extent, this is what I came up with. The pictures above show my favourite 'looks' of the night. YC was meant to be a monkey but ended up as a bit of a bear/wolf mix thanks to the previously consumed bottle of wine... you know how it is. Jess is a jaguar or leopard which I think suited her chocolate eyes perfectly and ended up looking really feminine and pretty.

My face paint was inspired by this picture which is meant to be a dragon or snake but everyone thought I looked more like a peacock! I liked how long my eyelashes look, it's actually just the black line from my nose continuing into eyeliner and then into an extended and very dramatic cat eye of sorts. Peter was meant to be a crocodile but by the time I did his face paint I was having a little trouble concentrating so I don't think it turned out very well! What do you guys think? Hopefully anyone looking for animal themed face paint ideas will find this inspiring even though it's all a bit rough around the edges!  


As some of you will already know I currently live in Falmouth, a seaside town in Cornwall, where I'm studying BA Textiles at the university. I thought it might be interesting for those of you applying to university who are considering Falmouth or even Exeter, who we share the campus with here, to hear what I have to say on the town and surrounding area and what it's like to be a student in the west country. I'm planning on writing a separate post on the BA Textiles course here which I will link to once it is up. Hope you enjoy this slightly different than usual post on my blog!

Chilled out best sums up the town and the bars and restaurants all have that 'Shoreditch cool' feel which personally I love. If you want a proper night then you'll have to venture further afield... ie. Newquay where you'll find plenty of clubs. On campus (which is actually in Penryn) we have a joint university student union bar which is a massive deal here and very popular. They host parties fortnightly which are always worth going to if you are quick enough to get your hands on a ticket. Truro, which is about 20 minuets away by train, has a larger shopping center so the lack of highstreet stores here isn't that bad... infact not having a Topshop in Falmouth has undoubtedly saved me ALOT of money.

I like to go to the beach as often as possible because it is so beautiful and such a fun relaxing day out and there are so many water sports clubs and societies to get involved with like sailing and surfing. I have to say don't be put off by how isolated being this far west may come across. Yes my train journey home takes around 8 hours but honestly being independent is a great thing. When you live too close to home you don't get that. Instead focus on how outstanding the universities are here and the added benefits of having two different ones.. it's so diverse. This area of the country is obviously beautiful and I count myself lucky to live here. I had hoped to study in London originally because I thought the courses would be worth the lifestyle and economic drawbacks but I was completely wrong, the university is now the top in the country for arts so I haven't had any compromises. If you have any questions about Falmouth or anything else related ask in the comments and keep a look out for my response!