Monday, 26 November 2012

winter's here.

Wow I've reached 100 followers, and one more! That really is amazing to see so thank you. It may not seem a lot to some people but it's lovely to know that people are liking my little blog.

I'm a rather happy girl today, I decided to re ombre my hair. Basically I had gone to the hairdressers to have it done proffesionally and although they got rid of all the brassiness, I wasn't overly happy with the wasn't blond enough for me. After much deliberation I decided to just bleach it myself again..scary! I'm going to do a blog post on "home dying VS salon dying" as I now have some experience of both.

I'm rather pleased with the results which lead me to take some outfit snaps...sorry the lighting isn't great.

Top/jumper: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Boots: Topshop
Bag: Ebay
Necklace: Primark
Belt: Primark
Hat: Primark

Coat: Primark

This is one of my favourite outfits to wear at the moment, these tops are lovely from Primark and they're only £6. The amazing parka keeps me warm when it's been very chilly so it's nice to wear with tights and a skirt.

I hope you like today's outfit and my new hair. Keep an eye out for my hair post coming soon!


Sunday, 25 November 2012

something on a sunday: my favourites

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a good weekend. Mine has been alright but I am having major stress issues; I basically have 7000 words (two essays) to write in three weeks which is starting to get to me a bit. Third year is really kicking my butt so I really do apologise if my blogging is a little lacking lately but I will try my best to keep it up!

Anyway moving on to my three favourite products at the moment which are all from Soap & Glory. I was a bit of a Soap & Glory virgin up until recently and decided to treat myself to three products in the 3 for 2 offer at Boots. So enjoy my thoughts on The Scrub of Your Life, Pulp Friction and Scrub Your Nose In It.

So as you can see I bought three scrubs which may seem a bit strange but I've never used a scrub as part of my daily routine before. I had heard good things about all three of these so I was rather excited to try them.

SOAP & GLORY SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE Now I have to admit that this is actually my favourite out of the three. I was convinced to buy this from Tanya Burr who had mentioned it in a video and I'm so glad I did. It smells BEAUTIFUL, it's so fruity, fresh and sweet, yum! Now if you don't like really sweet smelling things then this may not be the scrub of your life but it's definately mine. It doesn't just smell great, it foams up really nicely in the shower and it leaves you feeling so soft when you come out of the shower. It really is amazing and I can't recommend it enough. In fact I've already put this on my Christmas list because I don't want to run out!

SOAP AND GLORY PULP FRICTION This is another scrub that I had heard lots about and I fancied giving it a go. It definitely gives you the same results as The Scrub of Your Life, in regards to smoothness but it doesn't smell as good to me. This is a much better scrub for someone that prefers more sofisticated smells, but it is a lovely product nonetheless.

SOAP & GLORY SCRUB YOUR NOSE IN IT I think I've mentioned it on the blog before but I have trouble with the skin on my nose and the pores so I was interested to try this. The scent is very different to both of the other scrubs with a minty ingredient to it. You can actually feel this product working as it makes your face feel fresh and revitalised. It can be used as a mask aswell which is another really nice idea. I do think it reduces the bad pores on my nose and I like to use it as part of my facial routine now so again I would recommend this to anybody with nose trouble!

Who else loves these products as much as me? I can't like them enough, the packaging is so unique and retro which is another reason why they are a must have in my collection.

Monday, 19 November 2012

october favourites

Sorry about the bad lighting in this picture, I took it a bit too late. These are the products I've been loving this month. Please watch my video to find out more!

I hope you liked hearing my thoughts on these products.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

something on a sunday: an insight into my christmas list

Hello everyone!
I know, I know, I haven't managed to blog in the week again...I blame too much uni work. I'm in my final year and finding it pretty tough, I have so much reading to do!
Anyway I'm going to write some posts up for this week so the blog will definately take a step forward.
Today I'm sharing an insight into my Christmas list, hopefully you will find it interesting and even get some ideas. 

CANON 600D: So before you think I'm a spoilt brat, I've asked for money towards a DSLR camera for a joint Christmas and 21st birthday present. I've always loved photography, being slightly obsessed with taking pictures on my phone and I love looking at lovely photos too. I want to make photography a hobby of mine and I feel like I could take a step up from my current 'point and shoot' camera and take a leap to get a starter DSLR. This Canon seems the best for me, it's a reasonable price for what it offers and it's a popular choice amongst bloggers so I know a bit about what I'm getting. It is classed as a beginner's DSLR so I won't be too confused. It's going to take a lot of time to get used to this camera and to learn the settings, but I can't wait to get into it!

LUSH POPCORN LIP SCRUB: You might not believe this but I have never had a LUSH product! I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with the overpowering smell that hits you everytime you even walk passed the store! After reading blogs and watching haul videos (which is normally my downfall) I have decided that I would love to try some LUSH products and I'm particularly interested in the lip scrubs as I can't stand having dry lips. I'm also an avid lipstick wearer so it would be lovely to have a lovely soft base. I particularly like the look of the Popcorn one but they have lots of other flavours too; I say flavours because you don't have to wash these off, you can lick them off! I'm not 100% sure how I feel about that because you're essentially eating your dry skin, eww. I love the look of this product and I'm also keen on trying some bath bombs, particularly Butterball.

JUICY COUTURE, VIVA LA JUICY EDP: I have simple reasons behind this pick because this is my favourite perfume. Although last Christmas was the first time I got it, I absolutely love it. It's a fruity scent which is my favourite kind and I love the bottle (which is a must for me). I may have a try of some other perfumes soon just to check I still want the same one. I do quite like the scent of Marc Jacobs DOT but it's a flowery scent so I'm undecided...but it does have a lush bottle!

BLOG INC. BOOK: I really like the idea of this book, it's very informative about all aspects of blogging and I love the idea of having a book to look through on Christmas day (geek). I think it will give me some inspiration and will be nice to have some written tips and advice. I first saw this in Urban Outfitters in the book section and had a flick through it, but I found it on Amazon for slightly cheaper, which is always a bonus!

TOPSHOP FLECK OVERSIZED TOP: I actually already have one of these tops in black but I really fancy another colour, possibly the grey or white. I love oversized tops/jumpers which are easy to throw on over leggings and shirts to create layers. I love wrapping up in winter and these tops look great with the fitted arms and with a statement necklace. I think they are a pretty reasonable price for Topshop and I think they could be classed as a thin jumper. They do have some fairly similar tops in Primark so keep an eye out for them too.

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE TEXTURE CREME: Again I don't own any products by Bumble and Bumble, mainly because I find them quite pricey, but they've started stocking them in Boots and they have smaller bottles now, making some of the products more affordable for me. The smaller products are about half the price but probably about half the size of the bigger ones, which means it's almost like a tester. The products that interest me the most are the Texture Creme and the Surf Spray because I'm always keen on adding texture and volume to my hair.

I hope you've enjoyed the little insight into my Christmas list. I would say these are the main things on my list. Other than that I've got earrings, DVDs and other little items. I always have to make a big list because my boyfriend and his family are always asking me for MORE ideas because things sell out so much around Christmas!

I'd love to hear what you've asked for for Christmas or am I a little premature?

Thanks for reading as usual. Next Sunday I'm planning on sharing a little piece about my reasons for wearing makeup and my thoughts on it so it'll be a bit different to normal but I hope you like it!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

something on a sunday: what i've been up to

I hope everyone's OK!
I definitely need to sort my blogging life sunday posts are my only posts of late.
The main excuse I have is that I've had so much uni work and essays to do that I've barely had time to do anything else!

I am planning on posting more regularly now so watch this space.

So this weeks post is a little photo catch up of what I've been doing, which isn't too much unfortunately. I've been eating far too many Nandos and I met Tom and Dougie from Mcfly!

all the lipsticks in my bag | an outfit | saving pot for america | my sister's kitten Button | and again | too many milkshake and krispy kreme runs | best card | getting my hair done | meeting the boys :) | signed book | first christmas starbucks | yum

If you haven't already guessed I love food and I love Mcfly.

I hope you've had a good weekend, see you next time!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

something on a sunday: my favourite autumn lipstick

Today I'm bringing you my favourite Autumn lipstick...the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in shade 107. The colour is a dark plum/red and is very apt for Autumn.

This shade is so popular and has been doing the blogging rounds but I definately think it deserves the attention.

The price is reasonable at £5.49 and the formula is lovely. Although it has a matte finish, it is highly moisturising and not drying at all.

I love the Rimmel lipsticks in general and I can't wait to get my hands on more of the new Matte range.

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick, 107
I hope you like the lipstick just as much as me and maybe you've already got it?
Thanks for reading!


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