Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sleepy Sundays #2

Okay.. So this isn't actually a dull sleepy post like most Sundays could be... I've actually had a really nice weekend :)

After working all week in this heat till late while most people had chance to get a little tan on the go, I finally got my chance today on my day off!

I had a few glasses of wine last night to get me into the mood for freedom for a day, then today I woke up and as I'd hoped it was still super hot and super sunny :)

I decided to go to Trenthan Monkey Forest for the day. If any of you have never heard of this, basically it is a park where you are surrounded by lovely nature, and monkeys that are free to walk past you at anytime. It's £7.50 for adults, and £5.50 for children over 5 which is quite reasonable, and there's a cafe with outdoor seating, a souvenir shop, and a picnic/play area.

The weather was beautiful and the monkeys were soooo cute.. I even managed to see a few new baby monkeys; adorable!

After here I decided to go and have dinner by the lakeside at Trentham Gardens which is near to the monkey forest which ended my day perfectly.

Anyway I hope you've all had a fab weekend in the sun! Enjoy your week xxxx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

It's in her kisssss x

Sooo my lovely's this is just a little post to let you all know I couldn't resist temptation once again!!

Any JLS lovers will know that they have just recently released their brand new fragrance line called 'Kiss'

Today before work I went into my local 'The Perfume Shop' to see it for itself!! And yes I did end up buying some of course, how could I not :)

The packaging is so cool! It is basically a cardboard tube, which each member of the band on the sides with their significant colours.. I was so excited seeing this! I then took it off and the actual box that the perfume comes in is in a white cardboard box with silver writing all over it stating the ingredients etc, obviously in a wrapper. After undoing this I finally got to the bottle and just wow! A white bottle with a magnetic lid! With a diamanté star above the 'JLS' engravment on the front!

The smell is so so nice!; hints of tuberose, orchard flower, musk and amber!

So pleased I brought this, it comes in a 60ml bottle for £19.50.. And you get a free poster :)

Have you all been kissed? :) xxxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sleepy Sundays #1

 Hello my lovely's. As you may know i used to write a regular post on a Wednesday; 'Wandering Wednesdays'.. which basically was a weekly update of what i had been unto. For some reason this fizzled out so here i am on this Sunday evening starting it back up again. 'Sleepy Sundays' is now going to be my regular Sunday post. Im calling it 'Sleepy Sundays' just because i feel like the day goes so slow, and even when your not doing much I always feel sleepy!, so here goes number 1!
 Obviously as you know i had a little break away from blogging.. and now I'm getting back into it. I have so many ideas whizzing round in my head; i just dont know where to start! I have changed the way it looks slightly and put together a new header picture, to give me more inspiration! Recently i took on a new contract at work which basically meant gaining more hours. This is a good thing as it means more money to buy lovely things to blog about... but it also means that because I'm working every hour god sends; I'm finding it hard to blog at regular times, but i will try my best!
 This weekend is the start of my first paid holiday at work, 9 lovely days off! I kick started it by going Manchester on Saturday! I promised myself id behave, have a little look around, grab some dinner etc... and all was going well until the afternoon when i just went mad and had a shopping spree! I didn't do too much damage to my bank balance as i managed to find a few bargains... so look out for my next post which will be a haul of this weekends purchases! Once i came back from Manchester i decided a trip to Frankie & Benny's was needed, so i had some lovely food with the boy!
 Today hasn't really consisted of much, i treated my Claireabella (my car) to a mini valet and replaced her broken rear wiper blade ready for her mot on Thursday! After this i found myself sitting in the cemetery where my Dad is just enjoying the sunshine and the sounds of the birds... so relaxing!
I dont have many plans for this week off that I'm going to enjoy, apart from lots of blogging while i can, a trip to Ikea as I've never been before, and as mentioned my cars mot!
 Anyway thats it for now as I'm going to put the Macbook away and get ready for towie, best thing about Sundays i think  :)

Hope you've all had a fab weekend!


Monday, 7 May 2012

When two become one.. OOTD, 05/05/12.

As you can see this ootd is a little late; my apologies... and apologies for the light in these pictures!! Saturday 5th May was my cousins wedding so with every good wedding comes a party! As per usual the weeks leading up to it were stressful; what to wear, how to have my hair etc! At first i did decide to wear a nice suitable maxi dress but then i thought everyone will be wearing something similar.. so i tried something different!

SKIRT: Primark, £10
BOOBTUBE: Topshop, £8.00
CARDIGAN: Had it ages, can't remember where from!
SHOES: Dorothy Perkins, £45
CROSS NECKLACE: Miss Selfridge, £7.50
(Also wearing Pandora bracelet & Marc Jacobs watch)

Ive got a few of these skirts that i am going to post in hauls at some point, but this one i recently discovered in primark. It comes in two colours, Coral (as seen above) and Green... I'm unsure if there are any more colours as i only saw two! The skirt is shorter at the front and longer at the back, but for some reason doesn't show up on the picture.. maybe because of how i was standing! Being quite a broad-shouldered girl, i hate to wear boob tubes as they make me so self conscious but i decided to grab a carry, put my extensions in, whack on some fake tan and just go for it.. it'd be okay after a few wines!

The skirt is very floaty which came in handy for some of the motown dance moves i was trying to pull off ha ha! Its also quite transparent, but comes with a nice little underskirt so its not too bad! I had so many compliments on my necklace throughout the night... Its a gold plated cross on a long black fabric chain... i love that it hangs so low! I discovered this from a lovely friend who had one in silver and it was a must have! I brought it from in store, but both colours are available online.

Anyway i had a fab night in the end with my lovely family.. you really can't beat family :)


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

#Thats what makes you beautiful.

On the hunt for makeup once again, I recently discovered the MUA products! Ive heard quite a few people talking about it on blog posts, but as i was doing some shopping i came across it in Superdrug. makeup is getting so expensive these days, so firstly i couldn't believe how amazingly cheap and affordable these products were; and i must admit i did think that there must be some reason why they were so cheap. They all have lovely clear packaging, which i like- you can see the product instead of it being sold by some misleading picture or design. I was spoilt for choice seen as there is a huge range to choose from, but i decided on these...

(Top to Bottom, Left to Right)
Mascara: Shade 5 (Black)
Intense Colour Eyeliner: Jet Black
Eye Shadow: Shade 30
Eye Shadow: Shade 4
Eye Shadow: Shade 3
Eye Shadow: Shade 24
Bronzer: Shade 1

First things first, all of this came to £7, yes thats under £10! Im still unsure as to why all the MUA products are £1, but who can complain when you can stock up on your basics for as little as that!
I decided to get the mascara, simply for a top coat. The brush is quite thin as you can see from the picture below.

For £1 you really can't complain at it... It is perfect for going over your normal mascara just to give it a darker look. I personally wouldn't use this as my normal everyday mascara, but certainly worth a place in your makeup bags!
I also got some eye liner because the one i had previously been using just kept getting smaller and smaller so i thought it was time to buy a new one! I never have any luck with eyeliner; i either buy ones that don't stay on my eyes at all, or they just don't seem to go on! I was so happy when i used this eyeliner, once again for a pound, what a bargain...
I got this in Jet Black as straight away i thought it would give a thick colourful look and it did. It stays on so well and i don't have to keep topping it up every time i look in the mirror! It also comes with a handy sharpener as a lid which is great for when your on the go and haven't got time to faff around trying to find one! I think this has to be my favourite eyeliner at the minute, so for something so cheap; its really amazed me.

The next thing i spotted whilst doing this little shop was all the eye shadows that were available, there was so many different colours to choose from, but i finally made my mind up and narrowed it down to these four; for the moment!

So far i have only used two of these, Shade 4 & Shade 24. The colours are just so bright, and obviously these have hints of glitter in making them so pretty. I wondered whether these would be a little bit messy seen as they were once again £1, but they are such good quality for the money! I wore Shade 24 the other night for a party that i went too, and all night i didn't have to once re-apply my eyeshadow; it stayed on so well. I am defo going to invest in the other colours that are available. The only thing i can say that i dislike about these is that they don't actually come with a shade name, just a number- therefore you just have to go by 'purple eyeshadow' etc, but beggars can't be choosers when it comes to saving money!

Last but not least the bronzer. I haven't actually used this yet and its still in the packaging so i haven't taken a closer picture unfortunately. Im sure there were only 3 shades to choose from in this, in which i had the darkest shade- with it being a bronzer! If the other products are anything to go by, I'm guessing this is just as good as all the others!

All of these products were from my local Superdrug store, but they can also be found online where there are more shades/tones amiable :)

Have you used any MUA products? Whats your opinion?


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