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

PICTO-WEEK

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.

Kisses 



Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lacura Lipsticks

Hey Guys & Dolls


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!
Kisses


Friday, 15 June 2012

Weekly Roundup #1

Hey Guys & Dolls

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? 

kisses



Thursday, 14 June 2012

Green tea

Hey Guys & Dolls

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. 


Kisses


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. 


Kisses 



Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Flashback!

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! 




Kisses 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Jubilee

Hello my lovelies,sorry I havent posted for a couple of days i've been really busy. Back to normality today though, the first of 5 days of work. Sadly I didnt really get to enjoy the jubilee today but never mind I was there in spirit!

Here are a couple of pictures of my day today. Lots of posts up and coming! 





William at his Jubilee party, my jubilee nails (yes I did them myself!), My delicious dinner from the other day, Baby Union Jack shoes, my drawing of the flag! 

Kisses 




Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Turquoise

Turquoise/mint green has to be my favourite colour this summer, it's such a lovely fresh, vibrant colour and is just great for summer. I think it looks beautiful against tanned skin too, especially after all the sun we've had and hopefully plenty more to come. 
I'm not usually a big fan of turquoise/mint green nail varnish or clothing unless its dark green, but i've come to love it now. I suppose it's a bit like Marmite.. you either love it or you hate it. I love both turquoise/mint green nails & Marmite.


             

Nail Varnish : Boots 17 Lasting Fix Mint Choc Chip £2.99

This is my go-to nail varnish at the moment and whats written on the bottle is true. The colour does last up to 5 days although it does chip easily. I applied 3 coats to get a nice strong, bright turquoise/ mint green colour otherwise it looks a little bit streaky which doesn't look nice. I would definitely recommend this nail varnish, even if your not really into greens like I wasn't before, It could change your mind and for a bargain price and great thick coverage why not!

Kisses 




Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Wantlist 002#







        

So with payday now having been and gone I'm trying to contain my excitement of splurging on all the things I want. Especially all of the things in my Wantlist 001#. I've been very good this month & so far haven't spent a single penny on myself.. well not yet anyway. There are several beauty items i'd like to try and also some items of clothing I have seen whilst in town before or after work.


001. Topshop Ombre studded tunic dress £28.00
I saw this tunic dress online last week & realised that I still have Topshop giftcard to spend, so I went to the Topshop store in Brighton hoping that they'd have it in there, but unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere. I tried to look around the whole shop but I went on a Saturday.. as you can imagine that was quite challenging. I'm going to pop in again this week to see if they have it in stock. I have to try tunic dresses on as im only 5ft 3 & a 1/4 & yes I do count the quarter sad I know HAHA. I don't mind it being long but I do get a bit picky depending on the style of the dress.


002. Topshop HUEY Jelly Gladiator sandals £16.00
I also saw these online and I thought to myself i'll try them on when I go to get the dress but I couldn't find these either! I wasn't having a good day at all. I remember when I was little I used to have loads of pairs of these. I loved the light pink sparkly ones with the heel. I hope Topshop Bring some of them out too.


003.Essie Mint Candy Apple Boots £7.99
When I quickly popped into my local Boots today I saw that they now have the Essie stand. For some reason I thought that they would have only a couple shades to start with but they had a massive stand there & it was full! I must say all the shades are gorgeous but I'm really into mint greens/light green at the moment. I can't wait to make my first Essie purchase. I may go into superdrug & stock up with their 3 for 2 deal! A bit cheeky not too really.


004.Longchamp Le Pilage Large black Tote £72.00
I've wanted this bag for a couple of months now. I would have had it by now but when my dad went to France I completely forgot about asking him to get me one and also some other bits too. I love how versatile it is and it looks like its perfect for matching with any casual outfit or the smaller version for a night out. It's a great size for its price too and comes in all different colours. I also like the turquoise blue version too.


005. Touche Eclat YSL foundation
This foundation seems to be making it's way around the blogoshpere at the moment & I can't wait to try it. I haven't yet had the pleasure of trying YSL foundation's as I've never really been that interested but I can't wait to try this one. I just hope my skin likes it!




Kisses 


Monday, 28 May 2012

Lazy Baby


Just a quick post for all you yummy mummies! I'm currently blogging from work about work ha!


Get down to Lazy Baby in Brighton or any Plain Lazy for a fantastic deal for the jubilee weekend! 30% off all red, white & blue items of clothing! Go & grab yourself a bargain & pop in to say hi, I would love to meet you.










Kisses 


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Here comes the sun!

Hope your all soaking up & enjoying the sun!
Just a quick post today but i'm going to warn you before you read on as this post will be a picture heavy post today. I've been off work for the past 2 days & have had the pleasure of enjoying the sun. Back to work tomorrow though. 
I had a fantastic day at home yesterday. I spent the day playing in the garden with my baby brother William & having a nice gossip with my mum. I was knackered at the end of the day. The hot summers weather & a 2 year old toddler really do tire you out especially when you're running around after him while he pretends he's driving a car! 
I went to my grandparents house this evening to have dinner which was lovely. We had a BBQ in the garden along with glasses of cider, strawberries & ice cream & soaking up some rays. Sadly not enough though!
Haven't really had much time to get a tan so the little bit of Garnier summerbody lotion will have to do until tuesday! Thank god it smells gorgeous. Post to come!
Tanning to be continued...



Top to Bottom: 1. The Garden & my Bloodhound Watson, 2) Watson, 3) William, 4) Me posing. 5) Me in the sun, 6) My gorgeous mum, 7) Mum & William, 8) Me today, 9) My delicious dinner!
10) Kopparberg pear cider, 11) Strawberries & Ice cream, 12) BBQ!

Kisses



Friday, 25 May 2012

Superdrug BB Cream

Superdrug BB Cream 5-in-1 Skin Perfecting Day Cream £6.99
  • Conceals imperfections & enhances skin tone
  • 24 Hour hydration
  • Antioxidant protection
  • UVA/UVB filters
  • SPF 15

For those of you who don't know what BB cream is, it's known as BB or Blemish Balm which is essentially the ultimate all-in-one cream. It combines a moisturiser,  a primer, a concealer and a foundation to create a supposedly natural flawless-looking complexion in an instant. 



The Superdrug BB cream is a combination of skin nourishing ingredients and mineral pigments which creates a light, creamy coverage which is supposed to conceal imperfections, boost radiance and smooth complexion. It also contains SPF 15 and helps to prevent damage from sun damage and also premature skin ageing whilst providing 24 hour hydration. 


I've been using the Superdrug BB cream in Light for a week now and I still can't decide if I like it or not. I used it last week when the weather wasnt as hot as it is now and I found that it worked quite nicely on my skin underneath my foundation. Since the weather has been alot nicer and it's been alot hotter it seems to just stay oily and not sink in like it did before. The BB cream actually makes my foundation gradually come off and it just genuinely feels horrible on my skin leaving me with hardly any foundation on and showing some imperfections. I have Normal/Sensitive skin so I do have the be careful with the products I use. I have also noticed that over the past week of using it I am now starting to breakout across my nose and cheek area which never usually happens! 



I don't think the coverage is good enough to wear just on it's own.I think it's better as a primer/base & I also think that it works alot better in colder climates. This may become my winter BB Cream as it actually worked alot better on my skin. I am a bit disappointed about the coverage and not being able to wear it alone because I don't really like wearing that much foundation, but this was more like a skin toned moisturiser for me as my skin is now a little more smoother. 


If you have any recommendations of new BB Creams please let me know either below, twitter or facebook.


Kisses


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Big Sis love!

Just a quick post to let you guys know that tomorrow I will be doing a review post on Superdrugs new BB Cream. I'm off work tomorrow so i'm going to be spending some quality time with my gorgeous baby brother. Here's a couple of my favorite cheeky pictures of him!
I love him to bits!
          
     


                             





Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Creme


The weather these past two days has been lovely, & tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day! I'll be enjoying the sun from inside the shop tomorrow, so if you happen to be in Brighton pop in & say hi, I 'd love to meet you guys! 

Just a small post today, managed to get round to painting my nails and I thought I would post a picture of my favourite pumps at the moment. 

Hope you all enjoy the gorgeous sunshine tomorrow!


Boots 17 Lasting Fix in Mini Skirt
I love white nail varnish at the moment & it makes your tan stand out more too which is great for the summer  or if your going on holiday! I found that with this nail varnish you have to add several coats for it to be A) even coverage and B) So that it doesnt show any of your natural nail colour. I added 3/4 coats to give it a block white look but overall I love it!



From Shoebox in Brighton £23.99
I'm really into studded items at the moment. I got the black studded pumps from Topshop when they first came out and i've hardly taken them off they're just so comfortable. These shoes seem more hard wearing than the topshop ones as this pair of shoes has a tiny raised heel.







Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wantlist 001#





With pay day coming up & me counting down the days, I thought I would share a little part of my want list with you gorgeous people. I have had my eye on several of these items lately but when it comes to getting some of them I find it hard to justify. I think I may just have to face up to the fact that these Items are worth it!

001. The leopard print peplum top from Miss Selfridge £26.00
I absolutely adore this gorgeous top, it would look fab on a night out, a day at work or anything. It's a really versatile, lovely top. This is definitely No1 on my list this week & I just can't resist in investing in this little gem.

002. Jeffery Campbell Black Litas Office £120
 I have been dying to get my hands on a pair of these for sooo long now. All the reviews I have read say how comfortable they are and just how amazing they are. I want to try them for myself now!

003. Michael Kors watch £199
Another item I just can't live without,I've wanted this Michael Kors watch for about a year now,I'm just trying to search for reasons as to why I need this watch and how I can justify the price! Help!

004. Pastel Jeans £20-£40
The pastel trend is definitely putting me in a summery mood with the gorgeous ice cream shades hitting the stores. I think they would look great with floral tops or just a nice casual jumper. Its a great way to be on trend and casual during the daytime.

005 & 006 Fashionology Silver rainbow aura ring £50.19 &Fashionology dreamcatcher necklace £21.05
 
Ever since I was little I have always been fascinated by crystals. I used to have a massive collection of semi precious stones, jewellery, and books about them. I know alot about crystals and I just think they are one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery. I first found Fashionology on Beauty crush's blog & I just couldn't resist.