touch me I’m cold, and wild as the wind blows



This is a little collection of some spring and Easter stuff I’ve gathered. I’ve bought an absolute shit-ton of nail varnish recently, to experiment, including these three from Claire’s and Rimmel, and although I really like the colours, the formula is pretty crap in all of them (it took me three coats to get a solid colour) which I suppose is to be expected considering they only cost 2 or 3 pounds each. I’ve found that white is a total necessity for almost all the nail art I like, so I really need to invest in a good one – if anyone knows a great white nail varnish that gives a really solid colour, pleases leave a comment, it would be most appreciated! 

I hope to start re-reading Lolita soon, as I do every year when the weather begins to get warm. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately (probably because I spend so much time over at Bianca's blog, haha); I miss little Lo through the winter. I like to read it on the days when I’m sunbathing out in my garden; it reminds me of the very first time, when I was 12, spending my days having water-fights and dancing to Destiny’s Child, and my nights reading literature that I was only just beginning to be able to understand.

Also, in other news, yours truly is now on Twitter! So everyone reading this, come and follow me, and I’ll follow you right back. My very Twitter-adept friends tell me it’s best to stick to one or two subjects, so I’m just going to tweet about style and my personal life.  You can tweet me @hollycassell. I wanted to be @pcomplex, but it was already taken. Dagnamit! Anyway, come follow me and all that jazz.

I hope you’re all having a beautiful day, full of creativity and the kind of texts that make your heart skip a beat.

sunglasses – Primark // tin – Emma Bridgewater // dove bag – Waitrose // nail polish – Rimmel and Claire’s // everything else vintage or unknown. That edition of Lolita is from Penguin.    


  1. lovely flowers!
    love the color of your nail varnish ^^

  2. A very cute post! I love those nail lacquers <3 <3

    XO, Michi

  3. I need to read Lolita too, but I'm trying to finish reading some of the books from our bookshelf at home and its taking forever because there is a ton x.x

  4. Cool Blog!!



  5. Those nail polish shades are perfect for spring and easter, love them so much <3


  6. Lolita is in my list of favorite books of all time. People think I'm weird for liking it so much but they've clearly never read it and don't understand. Those roses are gorgeous!

  7. I don't typically re-read books.. or re-watch movies for that matter. Perhaps one day something will strike such a chord. Until then.

    Breakfast After 10

  8. Very pretty :) I can't wait for spring!! The snow is finally starting to melt where I live :D xo

  9. Great post, love all the spring colours! I just want the winter to go away right now!xx http://lifebeingrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. Amazing post.
    Beautiful pictures

  11. I've been wanting to try baby yellow polish but I'm scared it'll just look like dirty fingernails! Ah!

    xo Ashley

  12. I really love your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award!!
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    Bianca from Ditsy Sprinkles

  13. Beautiful and quirky, very inspiring! Want to create my own Eastern collection now! :)

  14. I love all of your spring bits! So quirky and cute! I need to get buying some stuff like this to cheer myself up, I still feel very much in winter right now :(

    B x

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  15. I've never read Lolita but its one of those books I've always wanted to read, I've seen the film a tonne of times though! I changed my name a couple of times on twitter before I was happy with it, so don't worry that you couldn't get the name you wanted because I'm sure you'll find one that suits eventually

    Alexandra Lauren Rose

  16. While it's spring over there, it's summer over here. :P I love this post, though! I feel the spring vibes from it ♥
    I've read Lolita!! I love it. :)
    Those nail polish colors are so nice. I think I like the yellow one best, though I don't know if I could pull it off well since I've never tried that shade yet! I probably will soon, though :D

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  18. Ah yeah - Vladimir Nabokov! Yes please! Lolita is a fantastic read. I wish, now more than ever, that I had more time to read for pleasure :)


  19. I've never read Lolita, gonna have to check it out :)
    Ohh destiny's child, the memories.


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