BEAUTY: KIKO MILANO HAUL


When we were in London a few weeks ago I had a look around Kiko and it was too busy so I headed into Birmingham and checked out the store. It's new in Birmingham and has recently opened a store in the Bullring. I wanted to check out their Eyeshadow sticks after reading some good things, I swatched a few in store and went for this silvery mink shade, called Light Taupe, my first impressions are good, I swatched them on my hand and they lasted all day, i've used this for the first time and i'm really impressed they are so so easy to use. They have loads of shades and I will be picking up some more!! I picked up a couple of eyeliners in the sale aswell. 
I picked up this Vivid lip colour in the sale for £1.70 the finish is lovely and the colour is really nice. I love the Velvet Mat lipsticks, they are only £6.90 and they have so many different shades. I picked up a dark nude shade which is lovely. I really love the finish of this lipstick and will be picking up lots of shades next time i'm in Birmingham. I also picked up one of these lipliners which is a lovely creamy finish so I think I might pick up some more of these. 

I've been so impressed with everything I picked up in Kiko and I will be heading back to pick up more. If you are tempted to have a browse around Kiko, be sure to download their app onto your phone and sign up for their rewards. You get 10% off your first shop and collect points, when you reach 2000 you get money off your shop so it's worth signing up 














FASHION: MONOCHROME SHIRT AND FLUFFY JUMPERS


SHIRT : PRIMARK // JUMPER: THE RAGGED PRIEST // LEGGINGS : NEW LOOK// 
BOOTS : NEW LOOK* // VELVET MAT LIPSTICK- KIKO 611

I love this shirt I picked up in Primark earlier this week. It's a sleeveless shirt with a lovely pocket detail. I popped on my cropped fluffy jumper today because its still freezing, in fact when I went out to take these photos the heavens opened. 

Me and Clint have been working alot of opposite shifts so I'm struggling to get outfit photos done but we both have a week off coming up so we are going to get some photos taken! 





































GIFT GUIDE: VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS



Valentines is less than two weeks away now! If you don't celebrate Valentines, whether you don't believe in the holiday or you don't have a partner and would rather ignore the fact Valentines is fast approaching you can do two things, ignore this post or have a little read you might spot some goodies that you can totally buy for youself. 

I think shopping for a Valentines present can be a little tricky as it just creeps up and we're all just getting over Christmas. Me and Clint usually set a budget and give each other hints of what we might want.

I always think lingerie is a good gift for Valentines, providing you know your partners bra size. It's always good to pick out something you like rather than going for what they always tend to go for because that way it shows you've put thought into it and they might end up loving something new and different. This set from Freya is gorgeous, it's called Hero! It's a lovely pink shade which is just gorgeous for Valentines. Hero is a plunge style bra with side support, I think the coverage in the cups is really good so this would be a good everyday bra. It's chilly out there and i'm still tucked up in jumpers so who cares if my bra is pink! It's so comfy, I love Freya bras, they are so lovely. I have the brief but this style also comes with a thong and a short, I think I will be picking the thong up so i've got a couple of matching pairs. Check out the Freya website as they have lots more styles to choose from I really like the Icon style and the matching thong, I've already dropped a little hint to Clint. 

If your after something a little more affordable there are some lovely lip products out there at the moment, these Burts Bee's Lip Crayons are gorgeous! They come in a selection of shades and are so creamy but have a matte finish. They are only £8.99 each and you can get them from loads of different places like boots, department stores and Marks and Spencer.

These Balmi Lip Balms are really handy too, they are only £4.99 and again you can get them from loads of different stores like boots and Superdrug. 

This I Love Pink Marshmallow Bath and Shower Creme is sooo good, it smells amazing! It's a really lovely gift idea, you could pick up a selection of the I Love .. products and some of the lip products from above and make a little pamper gift set. 

If you like the idea of putting together a little pamper set then you need to head to Lush because no pamper set is complete without some bath bombs and bubble bars. The Valentines collection from Lush is amazing!! I'm loving the Unicorn Horn Bubble bar and the Lover Lamp bath bomb, Lush also have a selection of Valentines Gift sets which are another fab Gift Idea! 

















http://www.freyalingerie.com/lingerie/hero/bey15/side_support_plunge_bra.aspx?colour=berry






*this blog post contains pr samples, I have been honest in this blog post and all opinions are my own, I haven't been paid for this blog post.

LIFESTYLE: IMPOSSIBLE EXPERIENCES



I'm one of 'those people' who always talk about winning the lottery and what i'd do if money wasn't an issue etc so I thought i'd share the main things i'd like to do. I went to Florida in America last year and it was amazing ! I loved Universal and the shopping outlets, it was the best holiday ever. We only visited Orlando, Florida and we drove down to Daytona Beach for the day and it was so relaxing just chilling out at the beach.

 I'd absolutely love to drive across America and travel to all of the different cities and states. I want to go shopping in New York and see the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, I want to go for coffee in Central Park and go back to Florida and go to Disney World, the next place I really want to visit in America is Las Vegas, I know this isn't really impossible because I wouldn't be able to get the time off work to travel across America and I couldn't afford too.

There's so so many places in the World that i'd love to visit, including Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam, South America and many many more. I just wish there was a way I could go a visit all these places. It would be amazing if you could buy an experience day that got you out of work and was super affordable, and with it you could visit so many amazing places in the world and you got to see the wonders of the world.

If money was no object and you didn't have to worry about your commitments what would you do? where would you go ? Imagine that you could create your own experience day and the sky was the limit, what would you choose? Into The Blue have put together a competition and want to hear the best ideas you can come up with, head over to their website to enter 

















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LIFESTYLE: ACCESSORIZING YOUR HOME




We have been living in our flat for a couple of months now and I did a flat tour when we first moved in. We've recently brought a few bits and pieces to accessorize the flat and really make it our own. I'm so happy with it right now and love the little touches we've added. Our landlord came round last weekend and she seemed really happy and impressed with what we've done.

I thought i'd show you some of my favourite bits of the flat and some of my favourite accessories.
This top image is my bedside table in our bedroom, I love the bed frame, it's from Ikea. I wanted this bed for ages. I got this lamp from B&Q, I love the colour it's so bright and looks perfect in our bedroom. It a bargain at £20! I'm reading Girl Online On Tour right now so that's next to my bed.
I picked up this bedding from Primark recently which I absolutely love!! I recently got a new duvet because my old one was to small for our new bed. I can't believe how much difference a nice new duvet made to our bed and our bedroom, it looks so much better. The Duvet Store have a huge range of duvets. They stock so many different sizes, even emperor sizes. They also have different togs and comforts and a huge selection to choose from whether your after Anti Allergy or Coolmax technology.
 



This is the desk in my office, My office is a bit small because we have huge sliding wardrobes so I like that my desk is small. I got this noteboard from Primark, I don't want to ruin the walls by sticking loads of stuff to them so I use this for my inspirational quotes. The Copper bowl and copper wire rack thing are both from Tiger. The faux plant and plant pot are from Ikea. 















OUTFIT POST: STRIPE BRETON FROM MONKI


TOP: MONKI // JEANS: NEW LOOK // JACKET: NEW LOOK // BOOTS: NEW LOOK 

I picked this top up this weekend when we went to London, I wish we had a Monki in Birmingham. I've been browsing the asos website since we visited Monki. We did a spot of shopping today, I wanted to go and have a look at the New Look sale because I got an email about new items being added to the sale and I spotted a lovely top online but I couldn't find it in store so I'll have to order it online.  I picked up a couple of cook / recipe books from Whsmith, I got the Deliciously Ella book and The Hairy Dieters. I'm so excited to follow the recipes and cook some amazing food. We was on our way back to the carpark and Clint remembered it's his moms birthday tomorrow so picked her up a birthday car and present.