Monday, 16 September 2013

I'm back!

My life has been a little crazy over the past year. New job, new city, new life!

I now spend most of my time here:

Like most tourists the tube is something you look forward to..Londoners on the other hand..

Coming from a small village I never thought I would be living in the Capital. I miss my local pub, bakery, and saying hello to everyone that I meet on my way to the corner shop. However..moving to L Town has to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.

I can't get enough of Oxford Street (NOT!)

Luckily my friend from Uni had a room going in her flat and so I jumped at the chance to move in. IT IS PERFECT. I live with two boys (Irish..hello!) and my beautiful friend Ceri.

Since my last post so much has happened and I don't even know where to begin with filling you in.

To sum up:

1) New job in TV. I love it. Surrounded by vibrant trendy young people. Always wondering which celeb will be in my office next. Doing a bit of work..

2) New housemates.

3) No money - spent about £150 on alcohol in one weekend. London is beyond expensive.

4) New friends.

5) Boys.

All will be revealed..

You can expect a lot of random posts, DIY and lots of love.


Monday, 21 May 2012

Denim DIY

Firstly, I am SO SO SO sorry for the lack of posts recently. It's very very inconsiderate of me.
This full-time job thing is taking its toll, but I'm getting used to it, so blogging will now resume as normal I hope!

Now, about a month ago I posted an idea of mine (and everybodys) to DIY a pair of denim shorts with studs. The shorts are last years Topshop. I ordered the studs off ebay and there were so cheap! The only downside is that they came from Hong Kong so I've been waiting for over a month to get them. But it's worth the wait.

Before...plain jane. 


I decided to keep the look simple and not go too overboard. It's really easy to do, so it's very tempting to just 'keep on studding!'. 
In terms of actually doing this - its so simple. You push the studs through the material and then bend the spikes down to secure them in place. 
BUT USE A POUND COIN! The spikes can start to hurt after a while. So using a coin is easier and less painful for your little pinkies!

It's a just a simple way to update a pair of shorts ready for the summer! And you can do it with any item of clothing, or even accessories. I might buy a cheap black clutch bag and spice it up a bit with a few studs! We shall see...

I promise to keep on posting guys and girls! Enjoy the beautiful warm evening tonight! This may be all the summer we get! 


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Panda eyes suck...

If I was stranded on an island and could only take one beauty product with me, it would be mascara. I love long and pretty eye lashes that make your eyes appear more open!
To me, it's a beauty 'must-have!'
For years I have bought 'Max Factor False Lash Effect Fushion, Volume & Length
Sorry for the awful picture, my camera on my phone is useless and my digital camera is charging! Anyway, this mascara is amazing! It separates my eyelashes beautifully, doesn't clump, and does exactly what it says on the outside. 
I would recommend this one to anyone who likes a 'fuller' look. At around £11 it's not cheap, but if you want a good mascara from the high street brands, then it's a pretty good buy. 

About a week ago, Max Factor brought out a new version! It's called 'False Lash Effect, Bold Volume for up to 24 hours'. 

Again, awful picture! 
I'm always up for trying out something new, especially when it comes to beauty products and I was really excited about trying a newer version of the mascara I love!
Each time I've worn this product I get really bad panda eyes. It's absolutely rubbish. It doesn't make my eyelashes look 'full' at all, and it just doesn't 'go on' properly. 
Within a few hours the mascara makes its way down my face and I look like I've been rubbing my eyes every minute of the day. 
It also takes ages to remove it all! 
So to conclude, do not buy the 24 hour mascara unless you like the panda look..

Take it from me, choose the purple one NOT the black one. SIMPLES!

Hand candy..

I would say I'm an average jewellery fan. I love rings, hair accessories and the odd earring for my random ear piercing! But when it comes to necklaces', earrings and watches I'm a little useless.
ASOS is one of my all time favourite online shopping has EVERYTHING! plus, free delivery, therefore everything I buy is justified. I know you'll all agree!
I had a little gander the other night at the rings and fell in love with these...

I was originally looking for three plain bands, but they had sold out! I believe they are now back in stock so I may be purchasing those - if I do I shall link you up :) 
Anyway, I went for these crosses which so far, every time I wear them, I get many many compliments. Girls just love if you like this sort of look, head to ASOS .. for £8 they are definitely worth it. 
Oh, and they're adjustable so will fit any finger shape - big or small! :) Not that any fingers are 'big'!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Shopping is my downfall.

Hello beautiful people. 
I start my new job next week and I have zero work clothes! This will be my first 'proper' full-time job which will hopefully kick start my career.
The first thing I did was make a list of all the clothes I'll need for my new job! This is what I do best.
My style is quite laid back, and pretty I guess. I like blouses, shirts, tapered trousers and blazers. I decided on a colour scheme to create my work capsule wardrobe! This is quite geeky I know, but I'm awful for buying an item of clothing which is lovely, but doesn't really go with anything!
Here is one of my new work shirts...

I'm a sucker for Zara! I tried this on and the fabric feels amazing and it falls really well. At £30 it isn't cheap, but I'll definitely get my wear out of it! I bought a couple of other things, but I still need shoes, blouses, a mac, a bag, cardigans and a diary! 
I'm shopping with my mother tomorrow and she only lets me buy 'good' shoes, so I'll be rather skint soon. 
About a week ago, I wandered through Oasis - bad idea! I fell in love with this blazer and if that happens, my bank balance suffers slightly. Here it is..

I can dress it up and dress it down - perfect! It cost around £60. Tut tut! 
Anyway, that's all for now, I'm really really hungry and when food is on my mind, nothing else matters. 

The complete set..

Boys and girls! Sorry for my lack of blogging lately. I've been really busy this week doing bits and bobs. I also had my brothers engagement party! 
Now, first of all I just want to say how much I love the brand Liz Earle. I bought their cleanser a few weeks ago and reviewed it in a previous post. I loved it so much I emailed Liz Earle and they kindly sent me the next two steps of the cleansing process! How amazing is that! 
I received the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, (which smells amazing by the way) and the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin. There are a few combinations you can get in this moisturiser so make sure you choose the right one for your skin :) 
I'm going to try them out for a week or two so I can give you a proper review. I've never had a full set of cleansing products from the same brand so I'm super excited to try these bad boys out! 

Beautifully wrapped by Liz Earle!

My complete cleansing set to make my skin healthy!
I shall post my review very soon peeps :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

Time to cleanse...

Now, one thing to know about me is that I love make up. I'm addicted to MAC, and I've always bought foundation from there. However, I've decided that MAC foundation isn't quite right for me. So I've made the decision to start again with my whole make up routine.
The other week I went shopping on my own. It was lovely I must say. 
I want to make my skin beautiful, so I've decided to take up a new cleansing routine! 
These are some of the products I bought :)
I'll start at the very beginning...
Cleanser: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. ITS AMAZING! I've decided never to use face wipes again as they do nothing for my skin. I heard some reviews about this Liz Earle cleanser, and I'm so glad I bought it. It's a creamy texture, and just fabulous!

You just rub it into your skin, use a muslin cloth (which comes with the polish) to rub off the cleanser and then wash your face with warm water. it doesn't sting your eyes or anything and it removes every bit of make up! I will definitely be looking into more Liz Earle products! My skin feels like a babies bottom! Oh and it costs about £14, and totally worth it.

Toner: I bought a cheap toner from the Simple range. Seems to be working!
Foundation: I bought 'Supermoisture' foundation from Clinique. Firstly, I just want to say how good Clinique were. The lady spent an hour with me, trying out all the foundations. My skin seems to have lots of different tones - yellow, pink, nude etc...nightmare. But now I have the perfect colour match and texture! What's good about Clinique foundation is that each one does 'something' for your skin. Mine is for Dry Skin. Its lovely and has a satin look to it rather than matte which is what I prefer. I also got a free concealer. TREAT!
Brush: The Stippling brush is to apply the foundation - it really blends the foundation in well. It's by Real Techniques. 
Lipstick: And of course, I made a cheeky little trip to MAC where I purchased a lipstick. Its from the Luster range and is called Lovelorn. I wanted one that I could wear everyday and was quite neutral but had a little colour in it. This one is lovely! And very creamy. 
So I've been trying out all these products over the past week and all of them are excellent! My few new steps to beautiful looking skin!