Monday, 18 June 2012

NOTD; Lilac Leopard

Hey Guy's & Dolls

This morning I had to travel to Lewes to cover a colleague for 4 hours but after he took over I traveled back. Today is just one of those days where everything seems to be taking extra long. For example on my way there A bus had broken down meaning everyone had to get on my bus.It's annoying when you have to be somewhere! Anyway I won't bore with the details. Today I thought I would do a NOTD, for you guys who don't quite get the term it's Nails of the day.

I thought I would use my pastel Lilac from Barry M: Berry Lilac £
It's a lovely soft lilac and looks great with any outfit. This colour is one of my go-to nail varnishes and always will be. It's definitely a favorite of mine! I used the Models own WAH pen to create the leopard spots. The Wah pen has either a precise top which is great for creating spots,flowers and other patterns. It also has a longer thin brush inside so if you want to create lines of any kind you can create the perfect straight line. This WAH pen is great value & it's lasted me ages so far i've had it for 7 months and there's still loads of nail varnish inside.

Sunday, 17 June 2012


I've had a pretty busy week this week & next week will be even busier!
Here's some pictures from this week.

Hope you've all had a great week too!

Hoodie from Lazy Baby, Mini Stroop waffles, Green Tea, Pastel nails, pao de queijo (cheese bread), Lacura Lipsticks, My make-up for Barbara's birthday, Brigadeiro (Brazilian sweet), Barbara's Birthday cake,Chinese chicken noodles, biscotti biscuits, Hershey's chocolate, Coldpress Pink Lady Apple Juice, Strawberry Milkshake, Me with no Make-up on, Me before work.


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lacura Lipsticks

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On Wednesday I went to Portslade with my boyfriend to watch him do Jiu-Jitsu. We got there half an hour early so we popped into Aldi to get a drink and a little snack (as ya do). While I was in there I saw the Lacura range and couldn't believe my eyes at the prices of these products. They're BARGAINS!!
I picked a couple of items up mainly Lipsticks to try out and give a review on. Now come on...priced at £1.99 it would be rude not to give it a try & if you don't like it you could always throw it away.

I was really surprised with the packaging it's really good value for £1.99. Each Lipstick comes in it's own packaged box which is wrapped in plastic wrapping. For £1.99 I wouldn't fault them on the packaging front and the actual lipstick casing at all. I was super happy with it. It looks really stylish and sophisticated and looks like a higher end lipstick. It's something I wouldn't be ashamed of pulling out of my bag.

The three colours I chose are Pink Orchid which is a medium bright pink, Nougat which is a nice nude brown & also Creamy Pink which is a nice soft pastel pink with a little bit of shimmer added.

The Lacura Lipsticks are fantastic value the two pink lipsticks: Pink Orchid & Creamy Pink have a gorgeous shimmer finish where the nougat lipstick has more of a matte finish. I recommend buying these bargain beauty buys!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Weekly Roundup #1

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This week has been a pretty busy week for me so far. I was supposed to be working from Sunday-Friday, but then I was told that one of my colleagues would work on Tuesday and Wednesday so that I get a couple of days off before covering someone else next week.

I was working on Monday so there's not much to say on that front apart from the usual.
Tuesday was my first day off this week & a bit of a lazy day for me, I decided to stay in as the weather wasn't great and focus on getting some blogging done. I managed to schedule a couple of blog posts so that If I didn't have time I have it all backed up. Pretty good huh!

On Wednesday I went to Portslade with my boyfriend to watch him take his Jiu Jitsu lesson. Which is when I bought my Aldi bargains! I was so happy with myself. I got a call from my colleague who was working in the shop that day covering me asking me to go into work because he wasn't feeling to well. So my day off and enjoying the sun ended earlier than I'd hoped...
Later in the evening/ night we were invited to go out for my boyfriends sister's birthday, pre-drinks and clubbing. I had a really good time although I didnt feel too good yesterday at work. My feet were killing me as I had worn heels all day standing for hours on end and then again when we went out. They need a good pamper now!

Here's a picture of my Make up. I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on this look, what do you guys think?

Yesterday (Thursday) I had work and as mentioned in the previous paragraph I wasn't feeling too good. I'm not sure how I managed to get through the long 7.5 hours if i'm honest. My boyfriend brought me Chinese chicken noodles for my lunch and dropped them off for me! I was soo happy. 

How has your week been so far? 


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Green tea

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So recently I've decided to start eating healthier and i've also started drinking green tea. Now.. I must say it is nowhere near as delicious as regular English breakfast tea, with milk and 2 sugars! But it is a healthier option.
I did try it for a couple of days on it's own but I just don't care for the taste. I'm one of those people who like to be able to taste something. When I first stared drinking it for some reason that's how I imagined nettles would taste if you made a tea out of it LOL. I'm now drinking it with a little bit of honey and some lemon juice. It does taste alot better than at first but hopefully I'll get used to it as I carry on. 
"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." (Ancient Chinese Proverb)
Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant which: kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It also lowers LDL cholesterol levels and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. Researchers have found that people who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo. Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay!

Green tea is a known natural blend that helps to boost metabolism resulting as an aid to lose weight and to boost energy levels. This blend of green leaves is well known among the celebrities and many use it to aid them when trying to lose weight as well as pu-erh tea. 

Basically It's REALLY good for you!

My step-mother Suzanne is also a lover of green tea. She was the one who suggested that I should try it with lemon juice. So a big thank you to her! She also prefers to drink regular tea without milk now after being used to drinking green tea.

I love tea & like most British people I've had it around me all of my life. I'm always offered cuppa after cuppa at my grandparents house. I don't know how they manage to drink so much tea! But why not give it try and let me know what you think? 

I'm actually starting to get into the habit of drinking it with lemon & honey,as well as a healthier diet. 


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wishlist 003#

001. Crochet cross dress £43.78 Nasty Gal
I'm hoping that the sun will start coming out soon as i'm in love with white crochet at the moment and I think this dress would be super cute paired with a pair of gorgeous tan sandals or wedges. I think it's one of those dresses that you can dress up for a night out or just wear it casually for going to the beach. I'm planning on going on holiday over the next couple of months and this would be great over a bikini or going to a restaurant.

002. Super Nutrition Kit Boots £45.00
I've seen the Super range in my local boots several times and I've always wanted to try it. I love the idea of using super foods as skincare products but i'm always a bit reluctant as I've got normal/sensitive skin. Hopefully this should be fine as it's all natural ingredients. Although saying that this skincare range does have a higher end price range and I am a bit reluctant on trying 1 product worth £25+, for my skin to possibly dislike it and bring me out in a rash =(. I prefer the idea of buying the nutrition kit to try out for £45.00 and getting 3 different products.

003. Total Stud Blouse £30.90 Nasty Gal
Crazy about studs at the moment...well since I got my pair of Topshop studded pumps actually. This shirt is great! It's looks feminine and sophisticated even though it has the studs on the collar to give it a 'biker girl' kind of twist. I love the whole outfit shown in the picture above & I think it would look great with white denim cut off shorts too!

004. Jeffrey Campbell Taupe HOMG stud sneaker £112.67 Nasty Gal
HOOOOMG! I'm a huge fan of heels.. I have been ever since I was little, but during the week I can't really wear heels to work as i'm on my feet all day pretty much everyday 7-8 hours at a time. My feet end up killing by the end. I think these would look great teamed with a pair of jeans, leggings or even a dress like the crochet dress above it would looks super cute!

005. Sit Tight Soap & Glory £14.50 Boots
Another one of my favourites in boots. I've always wanted to try the Sit Tight ever since it came out but for some reason I don't like the idea of sitting down waiting for it to work! haha! I know that's not how it actually works but to me that's how it seems. Either way I'm going to try it this month to see if I can tell a slight difference after a month. I will keep you all posted on the progress too! I cant wait to try it, I've heard so many good things about it. 


Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Hey Guys & Dolls

I know it's been a while but I promise I will be keeping more up to date from now on with regular posts. I've had tonsillitis over the past week :( so I apologise. 

Here's a quick flashback of one of my foundation review videos on YouTube from 2 years ago! 

Seems so long ago. I am thinking of doing some more YouTube videos but what do you guys think? give me some video ideas too down below!