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Monday, 28 May 2012

(OOTD) A sneaky summer OOTD...

Good Evening!

So after spending the last 4 hours scraping the word count of my assignment down to the accepted level, I have decided to reward myself with writing a blog post. Just a quick one though, a little summer OOTD, while this weather lasts, it's supposed to be 12 degrees celcius again by Friday :(

 Top- Peacocks, in sale ages ago!
Skirt- Select, £8 in sale (I had just washed up, sorry about the patches haha!)
Sunglasses- New Look sale, £1
Hair Flower- gift
Shoes- H&M, £9.99
Cord and Gold Bracelet- New Look sale, £2
Beaded Bracelet- TopShop sale, £3
Peace Rosary- Matalan sale, £2.50

 So there we have it, a sunny outfit for an absolutely boiling day!
I have been sat on my balcony for the last few days writing my assignments on a sea of pillows, under an umbrella fashioned as a parasol, but I have still felt like I have been melting! 

I have enjoyed it though, the sunny weather is a nice change from the gloom of the usual UK weather!

But sadly, it's coming back, so until next time, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!
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Saturday, 26 May 2012

A little haul, I blame Rosie...

Good Evening!

I hope that you are all enjoying Englebert on Eurovision as I type!

So I am already all bathed and hair washed and moisturised, now I am on the nail painting, Stella Cidre drinking and watching Eurovision. So while my toenails are drying I thought I would share this little lot with you...

This was actually the last thing I picked up but I couldn't resist it for £2. This is from the jewellery in sale in New Look, that I have probably scoured about 6 times now, and have not noticed this little beauty before. I love the little elephants and the hand, and for £2 there was no way I was leaving it there!

This was actually the first thing I picked up, and, isn't it amazing! It matches my pineapple sunglasses! I am so taking this bad boy on holiday... I am sure Sam will have something to say about it but oh well. I thought this was a drawstring bag but it actually has a zip on the back, so it's pretty secure :) I love it, it was £7.99 which was maybe a bit much but I think it's ace, and Rosie talked me into it!

My mission for comfy sandals is never ending! They either rub or are too tight or too loose or just annoy me. But these, I am confident in. With them being elastic I have a feeling they will sort of 'hug' my foot and not rub, I hope so anyway. I will be testing them in this lovely weather. These were £9.99 a pair, and if they are comfy, they are worth every penny to me!


These last two pieces are what I like to call my 'throw over my bikini to go to the bar / buffet' ensemble. The top, I think, is lovely, and a bargain for £3.99. They did this in several colours, and I could have easily bought them all but I refrained. It's not easy to see the pattern in this picture but it's kind of a sheer paisley type material and is so light and soft.

I have to tell a little story about the shorts. I had already picked up a pair for £6.99 that were slightly different, they were a bit baggier and darker grey. Anyway, I went to the pyjama section, and these were there for £3.99, so I bought these instead, smart saving huh?!

Anyway, that's all I got, and now I have no need to go town for a while, and I am pretty sure I have everything for my holiday. We're pretty much settled on Menorca, just waiting for some final confirmations then we can book YEYYYY! So excited.

Anyway, I am going to get back to Eurovision, just for a time frame, we are on Cyprus performing now, she is pretty good, quite catchy!

So see you soon :)
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Friday, 25 May 2012

So my GlossyBox came...and it deserves a post!

Good Evening!

So I am pleased to tell you that I am getting on well with my college work, and am making some good progress, hopefully by the 15th June I will be singing from the rooftops!

Anyway, thanks for understanding the gaps in posting. I had to come and post about the May GlossyBox though, it's GlossyBox's One Year Birthday and the box is simply fabulous! Anyway, to what I got...

First of all, I love the packaging for this box. Yes it's the original pink one but look at the special paper, ribbon and sticker! So so cute!

So this was a special treat this month, a little handbag mirror for the special birthday box. Cute and useful gift, can never have too many hand bag mirrors!

These Lolita Lempicka scents are not the most amazing things I have tried, but they will definitely get used as they are easy to pop into a clutch on a night out, or for when travelling for the night. I think the L'Eau en Blanc smells a little talcy.
At around £63-£65 a bottle I don't think would rush out to buy these, I'll let you know if they grow on me.

So, as none of the writing on this box apart from the word 'wild rose' is in english, I can't really tell you what this is, other than it's by Weleda and prices start from £10.95. I will do some investigation...

Now if this product does everything it says it does, it will be a bloody miracle. It is by Uniqone and is a leave in hair mask that is supposed to contain the 10 main benefits that hair needs. Now, if this had come into my life before last week, I would be so excited, but I have a new secret weapon that I will be blogging about soon, that should blow £13.99 products, like this, out of the water. But we'll see...

This smells beautiful. I love receiving bubble baths and shower gels in my GlossyBox, and this one does not disappoint. It smells of tangerine and very summery, which is good as it's name is 'Summer Rising'. I have no price for this one but I will do some research, I can't wait to try this!

These eyelashes look amazing. They are 100% human hair, and I am not sure how I feel about that, or the £8.95 price tag, but I am willing to give them a go. It's likely these will get saved for a night out some time.

And finally... isn't the balloon just awesome?! I love balloons so this excited me a lot. I am going to do as the card suggests and take a picture with it to send to GlossyBox. How fun!

Anyway, that's it from me tonight, I will try and be back with a full catch up review soon. And I may be back in the next couple of days with a little haul for you guys, but we'll see how much work I get done!

In the mean time, enjoy the Eurovision and see you soon :D
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A blogging hiatus...

Good Evening!

So this is a pretty quick post from me today, to explain why I will be a bit AWOL for a couple of weeks.

I am coming to the end of my degree, and things have not been easy lately so I have found myself struggling a little bit. So the until June 15th I will be keeping my head down and working hard. I will try and post from time to time, and will be checking the blog frequently.

I am a little gutted that I won't be able to post as much for a while, but I promise that once everything is over I will be back to normal and blogging regularly. I am also considering YouTube! Let me know your thoughts on this!

On another note, Rosie is also on a little break due to her laptop, and her phone, breaking! She's not having much luck on the tech front at the moment, but she will be back as soon as possible too :)

So until I am back, wish me luck getting all this done, and good luck to everyone else in their last few weeks of GCSE's, A Levels or Degrees or whatever else people are doing.

Work hard, you can do it!
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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in 14 Mystic Eyes

Good Evening!

So I mentioned the other day (or at least I think I did) that I had been saving my Boots Advantage Points since I got the card when I was 16, so I could have a Chanel Eye palette. I worked out over the years I have probably spent just over £1000 (eek!) in Boots to be able to get this palette, but it's something I never would have bought myself under any other circumstance. I cannot justify an outlay of £37 for eye shadow, I just can't! So this was an ultimate indulgence!

I picked Mystic Eyes basically because Boots no longer stock Lilium, so this was my second choice. But this palette is very practical, it has a good combination of colours so that if you were going away, you could survive on this palette alone. The pink also makes a great cheek highlight. I like the fact that everything is branded Chanel, even the little applicators. It looks a little dusty because I have already had a play with it! 

I have tried to show the colours the best I can, but the pink and the silver are very light and delicate.

So, I do love this palette, I really do! But, would I pay £37 outright for it, no probably not. Yes, it's great to own something Chanel, and if people bought me these as gifts I would be thrilled. But I own a lot of shimmery eye shadow, and in my opinion these are very similar to the Body Shop Shimmer Cubes, they colour pay off and the texture is very similar. I may do a comparison if people are interested. Maybe there is more shimmer in the Chanel palette, especially in the beautiful silvery shadow. 

So there we have it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with an OOTD :)

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Friday, 18 May 2012

(OOTE,FOTE) 3 Cocktails is probably enough!

Good Evening!

And this evening is a lot better than last night! I mean, I had lovely company in my Uncle and Rosie, but man was I poorly. I mean, it's completely my own fault, one cocktail too many on Wednesday night, well, several really, ended up with a twisted ankle and a sore hip, but yeah, definitely my own fault.

Anyway, before my silliness I managed to take some snaps of my outfit that I thought I would share with you!

Vest- H&M, £3.99
Jacket- Zara, £29.99
Skinny Jeans- H&M, £7 in sale
Flatforms- H&M, £17 (used discount codes online)
Bag- TopShop, got free on a promotion

On my eyes- brown and gold smokey eye
On my lips- Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
Earrings- Topshop, £1.50 in sale
Flower in my hair- Xmas present

Short Necklace- New Look, £2 in sale
Long Spike Necklace- TopShop, £3 (ish) in sale

Skull Bracelet- Unique Beads, £5.75
Beaded Bracelet- TopShop, £3 (ish) in sale
Charm Bracelets- Matalan Sale (I think)

Glasses and Moustache Ring- Miss Selfridge, £2 in sale
Russian Doll Ring- Republic, £2 in sale
Panda Ring- Irregular Choice, Xmas Present

So there we have it, pretty short post from me today, but I will definitely be back tomorrow :)

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Monday, 14 May 2012

(OOTD, FOTD) No more Hauls! Ok maybe a little one...

Good Afternoon!

So after approximately 1 hour at college today, I found myself coming home again, although I must say that hour was quite productive.

Anyway, this has left me with a little bit of time to share yesterdays haul with you, before I start doing some work. 

So I went to town yesterday. My aim was to buy a couple of birthday presents and some heel grips, both of which I got...and some added extras...

So I picked up a Lip Boom whilst in Superdrug. These 4 in 1 lip products are a collaboration between Alexandra Burke and MUA. For £3 I think this is a pretty nifty product. You get a lipstick and a glittery gloss that can be used separately or together. You also get a little bit of extra product in the end which is nice and tiny and is therefore very portable, (although it doesn't have it's own lid). I think this one is called 'Bring it' and is a lovely reddy pink. The camera shows it more pink than it actually is but I love it and I can't wait to try it out properly.

I also picked up the new Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes Bright Palette. I have been eyeing this up for a while and patiently waiting for it to be released.

I love all the colours in this! I am also pleased it is matte as I don't own that many matte colours (well apart from on my huge palette which is not that easy to transport). I used this palette with my MUA pastel palette today and I am really pleased with it, I will do some swatches soon! This palette was £6.50, but all cosmetics are on 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the moment so there are bargains to be had.

And I also popped into PoundWorld!

Now a box of tissues isn't that interesting really, but I love Me 2 U Bears :D

And then on to Boots!

 I wanted to try out the new Bourjois nail polish remover, but they didn't have it, so I thought I would try this one instead, and at £2.50, it was worth a try. I also picked up my trusty Simple Shampoo to use when my scalp needs a helping hand.

Zest was another stop!

Not much to say, needed a cheapy foundation brush, bought one for £2.99 :)

New Look was a bad decision...

Just a couple more bargains to add to the collection! The two short necklaces were £3 each and the charm necklace and hair clip were £2 each, bargain-tastic :)

I honestly did not mean to go into Republic, I swear!

Now, I saw a pair of these leggings marked up at £7, but this pair were marked at £10, took them to the till, apparently they were still £10 (boo!) but I couldn't resist them! I can't wait to wear them with a pastel top and some sandals.  I also couldn't resist this ring, I have never seen one like it before and for £2 I thought it was too cute to pass up on!

So there we have it for shopping. The great news is that I now have enough Boots Advantage points to order my Chanel Palette, that I have been saving my points for since I got the card when I was 16, I have been so dedicated!

Besides that excitement, here's todays OOTD and FOTD (shock horror, a picture of my face!)

Jumper- Tesco, £7 in sale
Kirsten Jeans- TopShop Sale, £20
Brogues- Primark, (last year)

Hair Clip- New Look, £2 in sale
(under hair) 'Bump It' style thing- pack of 5 in varying sizes from Poundland
Earrings- in sale, can't remember where
Necklace- New Look, £3 in sale

On Eyes:

3 Shades from MUA Pastel Palette and Strike from Sleek Ultra Matte Bright Palette

 4 Ring Stack- H&M, £2.99
Panda Ring- Rosie Apple
Hamsa Hand Ring- New Look, £1.50 in sale

I opted for a light outfit today with the weather being somewhat nice, saying that I did get rained on, the only time it rained was between me leaving the door of college and getting on the bus! Typical!

Anyway, bit of an update on my She Said Beauty Box tomorrow, so until then :) 
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