Monday, April 30, 2012

Stripes R Us









Dress: Topshop petite 
Waterfall Cardi: Matalan
Leggings: Missguided 
Shoes: Vans
Bag: Ebay
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet 1: Tiffany & Co
Bracelet 2: Tourist shop in Benidorm
Nails: Models Own

This outfit was from Friday and has only just been put up as Ive been away for a big dancing competition over the weekend. Basically it was dress down day at school so teachers and staff get to wear what they want too. I picked out something that would be comfortable and also something that i could wear into town shopping after work too. The bag i chose to take was a bit small i have to say and couldn't fit all my books and folders in so i did sport a Sainsburys bag for life to work too. As this outfit was for work i wanted to keep the make up to a minimum and just put lashings and lashings of mascara on and bright blue nail varnish. Also the weather has been crazy in the UK lately so wearing a dress with short sleeves and a cardi is a good idea for constantly changing weather :)
I bought a few bits in town clothing and also beauty so a Haul is on its way.

Hope you all had a nice weekend 
xoxo

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil



This was a sneaky purchase last week or the week before, and ever since the first time of using this i was very impressed. Before purchasing this i was a Bio Oil bath time lady , but i have to say i probably won't be using it again (in my baths anyway).
The first time i tried this was in the bath, and while my hot water was running i popped a little bit in directly underneath the tap so it mixed it around the water. The smell was gorgeous and filled my bathroom with a lovely Almond smell good enough to eat. As soon as my skin touched the water i could feel the silky softness of my skin. The water had turned slightly milky looking and through out my whole bath kept giving off the lovely scent. This product made it incredibly easy and enjoyable to shave my legs because the razor just slid across my skin with such ease. All in all with regards to using this in the bath i am hooked and enjoy baths a lot more now because of this product. It helps me relax, smells delicious and makes my skin feel lovely. 

I then used this in the shower. i have to say I didn't enjoy using it as much as what i had done in the bath. It still made my skin feel amazingly soft and made my skin smell great but i definitely prefer using this product for a relaxing times so i can really enjoy it. And i will continue to use my lush shower gel products for my quick showers.

As i have said the smell is great, that is the sole reason for purchasing this as i was smelling all the shower stuff, and when i came across this straight away i knew i had to buy it. I got it from a L'Occitane shop for £16.50 which yes is a bit steep for a shower/bath product but anything that makes me and my skin feel great, is a winner for me.

If your interested i would definitely recommend you to go and have a smell of this if you get the chance. The smell is just delicious :) Let me know if you've tried this out already, or you like the sound of it or you don't.  I would love to know your thoughts.

xoxo

Monday, April 23, 2012

Avenue Q: My experience


Hello lovely people!
So this is a bit of a different post to what i normally do but i had to share my experience with you all.
For christmas as one of my presents my parents got me two tickets to see Avenue Q as i have always loved things like the Muppets and as it had puppets in they were like, yeah she'll love it.


So the day came and i dragged my boyfriend along with me. I really didn't know what to expect, on one hand i thought will they be puppets on strings, or will you see the people holding them? I just didn't know. As the curtains came up you saw an amazing set which gave the look of a row of houses which was on Avenue Q and a man with a puppet strolls on and begins the show with the first song. Im a lover of musicals but this was no ordinary musical, as it contained songs like "The internet is for Porn" . It was definitely for the older age group as it contained swearing and also sexual content. But i have to say within the first five minutes i was in tears and fits of laughter, and after a while you stop looking at the person playing the puppet and you find yourself just fixating on the puppets face and listening to them like they were humans acting on stage. The people playing characters puppets were used for were dressed in dull colours, whilst the characters played by humans were dressed in bright normal clothes. The whole cast were extremely talented and myself and my boyfriend were blown away with the talent on that stage. Just the amount of skill that was used to move the puppets in an expressive and humanistic way was amazing.


I would tell anyone to go and see this if they like a good laugh. The show tackles real life situations that can happen and also how we feel and what we really think behind all the stereotypes. If i had to rate this show out of ten, i would have to give it 9/10 and the only reason why i would give it 9 and not 10 is because it wasn't long enough !


I hope you enjoyed my ramble about Avenue Q, and sorry to anyone who is really not interested in things like this :) Please let me know if you've seen this or your thoughts on if you want to see it or not, i would love to read them.


xoxo

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hello new hair!






Cardi-Topshop (old)
V neck-American Apparel
Jeggings/Leggings-Topshop (old)
Slippers/Shoes-Topshop (xmas stock)
Watch-Michael Kors

Hey everyone :)
So, i fancied a change and decided orange wasn't for me anymore and the colour 'fire' from the crazy colour range was. I was so scared doing it as it stains your skin so easily and it took around 3 washes for it to come of my scalp a little bit. But yeah its classed as an intense red, however i do feel it looks more like a red/pink kind of colour. Anyway i would love to know what you guys think of it! And please feel free to ask me any questions about the colour change process.


This outfit is pretty much what I'm living in at the moment. Items that are comfortable and that i can dress up or down if i wanted to. To start with i am loving wearing my boyfriends V neck top from American Apparel. Its so nice to be able to wear a t shirt that can actually look flattering on instead of looking frumpy. And the shoes are actually slippers from Topshop that i picked up around christmas time for a fiver! Bargain or what?! They have a rubber sole so i wear them outside but only on nice days.


My make up is very minimal and am sporting a fresh faced no make up look quite often now and save the slap for nights/days out as i just don't have the time in the mornings. I might doll myself up on Sunday as I'm not busy and just lay on my bed flicking between the internet and my book. 


Hope you enjoyed, Thanks for reading :)
xoxo



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Laura Mercier: Metallic Creme Eye Colour



   


Hello beautiful people!
So i made i cheeky purchase of something i hadn't heard much about before. I actually went to the Laura Mercier stand to check out the mineral powder and started chatting to the lovely and very helpful lady and she showed me this (which i just HAD to get)...

To simplify, its a metallic creme shadow that when dry has the texture of what an eyeshadow powder has. Its quite thick and depending on how strong a colour you want, this is very build-able. I got the colour Platinum which is a champaign sort of colour. I chose this shade because I'm just a sucker for these shades for my eye lids. They are just so easy to wear on an everyday basis, or even in the evening with a crease colour added on top of it. When i apply this to my lids i smear it over the lid until i reach the intensity that i want, then allow it to dry with my eye closed for about 5-10 seconds and its done. I used this the day after i purchased it and it lasted well. I applied it at 9am and by around 4/5pm it had faded but could still see a slight shimmer still.

Over all i really like this product and it will most probably move its way into my daily make up routine as its just so easy to apply, and looks so pretty.
For £16.50 its quite steep, however i am very happy with it and you do get a hell of a lot of product in that tiny tube. 

Let me know if you've tried any of the shades in the creme shadow range, i would love to know your thoughts. And lastly thank you all for reading :) xoxo

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Sunday


Happy Easter everyone!


So today i started by cleaning my room, like dusting and changing my bed and stuff like that. i don't know if its just me but i really like changing my bed on a sunday, as sundays are relaxing days and there's nothing better than a nice clean bed, cuppa tea and my book in the evening.
I then went to the cinema to see The Hunger Games for the second time because i love it that much! Im starting to feel a little bit obsessed with it. As I'm currently reading through the trilogy I'm getting a bit Hunger Games mad. 
As soon as i was in the comfort of my own home the hair was chucked up into a pineapple, and i have now hit the sofa waiting for my mums amazing Roast dinner and writing to you guys.


I hope you have all had a lovely day no matter what you've done and enjoy your Easter chocs :)


Mwah
xoxo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday and I'm playing Bingo






So todays outfit is very simple as I have only popped into town to get my nails done. I am also going to Bingo so fingers crossed i win some pennies (hopefully pounds lol). Im not sure if you can tell but i have also changed my hair colour just slightly and gone a bit brighter, let me know if you can tell :)
I havent included a photo of my shoes as i am wearing the same ones from my Snake print post. Love you all!

Cardi : Old school one knitted by my nan
Top: Topshop
Necklace: Topshop
Jean: Topshop
Shoes: Primark pumps

xoxo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blogger Appreciation Award

So today whilst going through all my new comments i came across one which said i had been nominated for my first blog related award by the lovely Sher. Thank you so much :)






RULES
- Thank the person who gave you the award by linking their blog in your post.
- answer the following (4) questions
- award the blogger appreciation award to new followers/ fellow bloggies as you like
- let the blogger know you have awarded them


QUESTIONS
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What are 1-2 reasons why you started blogging?
3. What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
4. What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?


ANSWERS
1. I've been blogging since Feb 2011
2. I first started getting interested in blogging from watching beauty and fashion YouTube videos and then found peoples blogs. I got really interested in sharing things with other people that had the same interests as me.
3. I love following fashion and beauty blogs as thats one of my biggest interests.
4. I would love to try and spend more time blogging and also more time on my blog. Im not very good at layouts and html and stuff :s


So now onto bloggers that i give this award to:
1. Frances
2. Jade
3. Cigdem
4. Jordan


Well done to the 4 fellow bloggers i have given this award to! 
If you don't follow them already.... go do it now :)

Thanks again Sher (Link at the top of this post)

xoxo

Double Snake Skin



      





Necklace: Accessorize
Top: Next
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Primark
Nail Varnish: Barry M Blue Moon and American Apparel Supernova

So its quite a boring outfit today I'm afraid....
As i work at a school i get school holidays off so I'm on Half Term now which is lovely. Today was a lazy day in the house blogging/reading blogs and watching stupid amounts of YouTube videos, and because of that reason i wanted something comfortable and easy. This top was a bit of an impulse really. I got it last year in November and was in Next waiting for my sister to finish work and i spotted it and just bought it. I have worn it a lot so was money well spent. The leggings i am wearing i first saw on BeautyCrush and had wanted the American Apparel ones for a while so gave in and got the H&M look a likes :) So comfy and slimming :)

Over the last few weeks i have spent too much money on clothes and little bits and bobs of make up so i will be posting a haul by the end of the week if you would like to see that?

Hope your all good :)
Love you all
xoxo