Wednesday, 16 July 2014

OUTFIT POST: WALG MINT DRESS


DRESS: WAL G* // SANDALS: PRIMARK // BAG: TOPSHOP // NECKLACE : RIVER ISLAND // WATCH: RIVER ISLAND 






Hello! I'm backkk

Incase you didn't know i've been away on holiday. I went to Tenerife for two weeks. I had such an amazing time and i'm gutted to be back! I've got loads and loads of blogging to catch up on but please just bear with me as my list of things to do is pretty big!


Monday, 7 July 2014

TED BAKER WASH BAG IN MINT


TED BAKER WASH BAG - £25.00 


I love my Ted Baker wash bag, I thought i's share it with you as i'm taking it on holiday. I use this as my make up bag, it's a very generous size and fits all my make up in it.

I had my eye on this lovely mint bow wash bag and I was so happy when Clint bought it for me.

Its a great size and you can just wipe away any marks you may get on it. I love the mint colour - I think its a very on trend colour this season.

I'm a massive Ted Baker fan since Clint bought me my purse for my 21st, I love their amazing patterns and colours. They have some lovely bits and pieces - I especially love their swimwear which is gorgeous!

I would never normally spend £25 on a make up bag, I did get student discount so it was cheaper but its such a great size and I fell in love and had to have it! You can get Ted Baker from Asos so you can take advantage of free delivery and extra discount when they have discount events on.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

LIFESTYLE : MY BEDROOM















I love my room, it's very shabby chic and cute. I have two rooms now my sister has moved out so this is like my dressing room where I get ready etc and then I just sleep in my other room ( it has a double bed)

I share pictures of my room reguarly on instagram and they are always popular so I thought it would be quite nice to see what my blog readers think.

I love Cath Kidston and there's alot of floral patterns around my room. I love my bedding from Ikea
and my white shabby chic furniture.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

REVIEW: COLLECTION WORK THE COLOUR EYEBROW KIT



Collection work the collection eyebrow kit - £3.99 - Boots 


I picked up this eyebrow kit the other day because I'm always on the look out for a good brow kit. I don't tend to spend much on brow kits because once the wax is gone I tend to buy a new one. This brow kit is a little bit different, it comes with a clear mascara rather than a wax. The kit instructs to apply the powder and then use the mascara to set.

The powder is really easy to apply and you only need a small amount, i've been using the middle shade.  The mascara then sets the powder. It lasts all day long, and looks as good as other brow kits i've tried.

At only £3.99 its a great price and a good product. I don't think I would use the other colours however i'm sure other people may use them as eyeshadows or contours maybe?

I'm really happy with this little kit for the money, i'm loving some of Collections products right now, I think they have stepped it up abit.

The packaging is simple, the plastic case isn't the best, mine doesn't actually shut properly however theres a handy little mirror and its a nice size.

Monday, 30 June 2014

REVIEW: H&M 'NUDES' EYESHADOWS

H&M 'Nudes' Eyeshadows - £3.99 - H&M





I picked this lovely eyeshadow palette a while ago now from h&m, I was after a decent, small palette that I could easily fit into my everyday make up bag. As I stay at Clints house and my house I find I have to carry my make up bag back and forth, I have two Urban Decay Naked Palettes so I have one at each house however sometimes I do my make up at work so I just wanted something that I would be able to use on a daily basis.

I think the h&m range has improved alot recently, I have my eye on a few blushers that are beautiful. The packaging is so simple but effective. The packaging is of a good standard and looks visibly pleasing.

The eyeshadows are a good quality, they are good pigmented shades that you can use everyday to create a wide variety of looks. I like how theres a light white/beige shade that you can use to highlight and then a darker shade which is perfect for creating a smokey eye. I love the middle colour, its a very similar colour to 'trick' which is a shade from the Naked 3 Palette. The actual formula is nice abit powdery/chalky however it's easy to apply and for the money I think its a really good value product. I will be picking up a few bits when I get back from my holiday from the H&M cosmetics range.

Friday, 27 June 2014

HOLIDAY SERIES: TRAVEL SIZE ESSENTIALS



ELEMIS FRESH SKIN SUPER BOOST MOISTURISING SERUM *// FAKE BAKE TINTED MOISTURISER* // BB THICKENING SPRAY // HAIRY JAYNE HEAT PROTECTION* // MARK HILL SUNSET SMOOTHER* // SOAP AND GLORY BODY BUTTER // RITUALS BODY SCRUB * // RITUALS HAPPY BUDDHA SHOWER GEL* // ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY CLEANSING BALM* // MAYBELLINE BABYLIPS // LIZ EARLE CLEANSE AND POLISH* // VICHY EAU THERMALE 









As i've been packing for my holiday this week I thought i'd share some of my holiday travel size essentials. I tend to overpack when I go on holiday so these little travel sizes are great! I get to overpack however I'm not using to much of my luggage allowance.

It's essential that you bring along your favourite bits and pieces on holiday. I love this Happy Buddha shower gel by Rituals and it comes in this cute travel size making it great. Baby lips come in a really handy size, i've packed about 3 or 4 of these as they will be nice to pop on throughout the day. I have to bring a mini Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish along as it's my favourite cleanser.

I'm also bringing along these little Mark Hill holiday hair shampoo and conditioner's to test out whilst i'm away.

I love travel sizes and I think they are a great idea, I hate bringing nearly empty tubes of product home so this way I should use up most of the product and won't be coming home with any drips and draps. The small sizes are also giving me a chance to try out a fair few products over the fortnight.



Thursday, 26 June 2014

TRAVEL: EATING AND DRINKING IN EDINBURGH




As you may know i'm off on my holiday this weekend, i've already been away to Wales last month and I have had my eye on a few more trips towards the end of the year. Clint and myself have been together a year in August so are planning a trip away for our anniversary, I really want to go somewhere romantic like Paris or Edinburgh.  I haven't been to Edinburgh before and i'd love to try somewhere new!

The Scottish capital has plenty of tourist-pleasing sights and tartan-buying opportunities on offer, but these days it’s also home to a thriving bar and restaurant scene. So if you feel like spoiling yourself on a weekend away, Edinburgh is the perfect place for you and someone special to eat, drink and be merry in style. A Travelodge hotel in Edinburgh is the perfect place to stay in cost conscious comfort, so that you can use the money you save on accommodation to treat yourself to a slap up dinner.

Breakfast
What could be more decadent than indulging in a leisurely breakfast or brunch as the world rushes past you? Edinburgh’s thriving café culture means that when it comes to places to feast on waffles, granola or bacon and eggs, you’re spoiled for choice. Urban Angel in Hanover Street (in between the two main shopping areas of George Street and Princes Street) is a real locals’ favourite and when you taste their eggs benedict and French toast, you’ll know why. Alternatively, check out Falko Konditormeister for an authentic taste of gourmet German baking on Edinburgh’s Southside.

Lunch
Whether you’re after a Michelin-starred experience in a chic restaurant or a nice deli to grab some picnic bits from, Edinburgh’s got all that and everything in between covered. Try stylish, modern Italian Centotre on Edinburgh’s George Street for scrumptious food in the grand setting of a former bank, or take a detour down picturesque Victoria Street for a fantastic array of lovely restaurants, many of which do great lunch deals. If you’re too busy sightseeing to stop, drop in at Oink which does one thing – hog roasts – mouthwateringly well.

Drinks
If sipping cocktails in a stylish setting is your thing, then Edinburgh won’t disappoint. Upmarket shopping street George Street also has the best bars and if you’re visiting in August, they all spill outside onto the temporarily pedestrianised road to create one long, buzzing party street. Or try Bramble on Queen Street for fantastic alcoholic concoctions in romantic dimly lit surroundings. Fans of traditional pubs will find gems on every corner but head to Rose Street or the Grassmarket for the best choice.

Dinner
If you want dinner to be a grand affair then Edinburgh has its fair share of fine dining experiences, like celebrity chef Tom Kitchin’s critically acclaimed restaurant Castle Terrace. For old-fashioned romance, it’s hard to beat the candlelit ambience of Café St Honoré, a hidden gem down a cobbled lane in the city centre. Big groups who want to be able to let their hair down in style should head to the Indigo Yard in the West End where you can eat first and party at the bar afterwards.

Whether you take the approach of booking months in advance to secure the hottest table in town or just wander out of the hotel in the evening until you come across something that takes your fancy, your taste buds are in for a treat in Edinburgh. 




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