Monday, 28 February 2011

Haulin’ haulin’, haulin’

Just a few bits and pieces I’ve picked up recently

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GA Kimberly lashes.

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BYS Polish in Hocus Pocus and Stargazer polish in 508.

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Head scarves from H&M

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Shoes from Primark

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Dress from H & M

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Dress from New Look

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Top from Primark


Ring from Primark

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Recent times in pictures

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I found my perfect mug for tea and discovered how good decaff tea is!

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A friend bought me some Cheetos on a trip to the US. My favourite snacks

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I bought some massive rings for a white trash night

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I went bridesmaid dress shopping but had fun trying on some gypsy wedding style dresses

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I depotted most of my MAC shadows



Got really trashed at a white trash night.

It’s been a fun few weeks

Just let your feet go clippity clop

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Belt-New Look

Almost a whole Primark outfit!  My horse print Primark dress is already a firm favourite of mine.  It’s really comfortable but cute looking.  Great dress to throw on when you don’t have much time to style anything.  I’ve worn it quite a few times- to work, to try on bridesmaid dresses and it works for a number of occasions.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Life’s a Peach

Saturday was a sad day. I thought my Superdrug was well stocked with their red valentines blush- Scandulous and only realised that I’d picked up the wrong colour when I got home. Monday was an even sadder day when I went back to swap it and they’d sold out. I kept the one I bought anyway and ended up with Life’s a Peach.


Sorry for the blurry pic but the colour was truer without the flash.
I googled this when I got home as I hadn’t come across a Sleek Blush with this name and it appears to be another LE item. Unlike the other Sleek blushes I’ve tried, this one isn’t as pigmented. Based on the pan colour, I’m quite glad. It’s actually a very nice matte peach, which is very buildable and never looks too much. I’ve been working it with red lips recently and it compliments them nicely.

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Friday, 18 February 2011

Moisturise like it’s 1999

I’ve gone back to 1999 and bought the very first moisturiser I used when I was 13.

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Garnier Fresh Essentials day cream.

I remembered this being more like a gel and soaking into the skin quickly, perfect for putting on before foundation. It smells exactly the same and doesn’t appear to have changed at all.


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

We can do it!

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I heart head scarves. My favourite way to wear my hair is by putting the front into a massive quiff and tying a scarf round the rest.
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Really love the 40’s feel of this and it keeps my hair out of my face.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Currently loving..


I hate writing foundation reviews, I’m really bad at describing them but I hadn’t read many reviews of this one. I got in on offer in Boots whilst trying and failing to be Boujois Healthy Mix (they’d sold out of my shade) but I’m pleased I did.

The product-Maxfactor Xperience Weightless foundation

How much was it? £9.99 but was on offer for about £7

Where can you buy it? Boots- in store or online, Superdrug

What they say- Luxurious flawless skin - does that mean a thick, full coverage foundation? Not with our new Xperience Foundation. Its weightless formula challenges the look and feel of traditional full coverage bases. It's breakthrough, luxurious formula, which contains natural jojoba, gives luxurious coverage with a surprisingly air - light feel.

What I say- It certainly feels light, almost like a heavy tinted moisturiser. I’d say it gives medium coverage and normally use it for day rather than night. As a lighter foundation, I find it lasts longer as there’s less for me to rub off. A little goes a long way so the small tube will actually last quite a long time. The squeezy tube is really good for controlling the amount you need and the slim shape makes it easy to take out. It smells different to other foundations too, fresh like a moisturiser rather than powdery.
How do I use it? Squeeze a small amount on my fingers and apply. I don’t need to use a brush with this and it requires hardly any blending. It’s my perfect work foundation as it takes hardly any time to apply.

Would I buy it again? I think I would. It’s held up well in winter and I think it may be my perfect product during the summer when my skin needs more help than tinted moisturiser can give.
Any drawbacks? None so far

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Your eyes are like Sapphires, sparkling so bright


My first choice from my new bright polishes had to by Pier 17 by NYC. This was my first time using NYC polishes and I was impressed. The first coat was a bit dodgy but everything smoothed out in the 2nd. The colour is INSANE. It has that glow from within quality and is pretty close to the first ever blue I owned.

Have a flash picture to see that shimmer.


So, good quality, 2 coats, dry quickly and cheap. I will definitely be hitting up NYC for more polishes.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Here we are now, entertain us

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Jewellery-Tiffany & Co

Sorry for the poor pictures, I only remembered to photograph this outfit when I was ready to go to bed. I wore this for shopping and lunch last week with worker boots, my aviator jacket and my Chloe Paddington. I’m really in love with my leather shorts. They’re so versatile and comfy. In case you hadn’t seen on Twitter, I went for the faux leather pair from ASOS, purely because I liked the shape of these best. I’m now after a pair of high waisted denim shorts to wear in the same way so expect a lust post shortly!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Pretty polishes


The drab and dreary post Christmas weather has gotten me down this year (and every year!) so I had a good think about what cheers me up- nail polish! It’s still far too early for me to crack out pastels so I treated myself to some new brights to perk up my talons and my day

Cyan blue by Barry M, Pier 17 and Spring Street by NYC.


Happy nails :) Can’t wait to try these bad boys out!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Primark haul

Yesterday I threw my hungover self into the shower and went for a little shop (plus a sneaky Mcdonalds and a free piece of cake in Starbucks) I found some rather lovely things in Primark to show you all.


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Horsey print peter pan dress £6.
Still love horsey prints and peter pan collars

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Racoon print, leopard print sheer top £6
Really like baggy tops with tight bottoms.


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Small floral tapestry bag £4
How could I not for £4?

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Taupe satchel £8
I needed an across the shoulder bag to take to work that was big enough to put my sandwiches in.

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Brown and cream brogues £8
I couldn’t decide between these, plain tan brogues, and tan loafers.  Primark made the decision for me as these were the only ones left.

I used Instagram on my iPhone for these photos.  It’s such a cool app and I thought it made the post a little more interesting looking.  I’m really happy to be back to blogging.  I’ve had a little dry spell recently which I’m really sorry for.  I’ve had some sleeping troubles which has left me far too snoozy when I got in from work.  I think my body clock is getting used to getting up earlier now so I should have more energy to blog some more! 

Where everybody knows your name

Hi everyone,
I finally have some things to blog about. I've had no inspiration to blog in the last few weeks but I shall be typing up a few new posts for you tomorrow. I also plan to blitz my Google reader so expect some comments if I follow your blog.
Missed you guys.