Thursday, 7 August 2014

Blink, Brixton & a camera shaped bag.


Here we are again! A little longer than I had planned since the last post but oh well! I have several posts ready for you so bear with me! Let's focus on this one for now!

This evening I returned from a brief trip to London to see Blink 182 at one of two shows they were playing at the O2 Academy in Brixton. It was an amazing night, far more than I imagined!

Here's a few pictures from the 26 odd hours I spent in the capital.

This was the view from our room. Usually we end up getting a brick wall, or a tree or something very uninteresting so this was quite a pleasant change.

Mark Hoppus was just hanging out the window right above us as we were queuing.

The support act were a band from Glasgow called Prides who pleasantly surprised me. I've downloaded a few of their songs already and I suggest you do the same! If you're a fan of bands like Arcade Fire and the 1975 the you should like Prides.

I didn't take many pictures throughout the night. You know what it's like when you get caught up in the moment and forget! The set list was a great mixture of old & new, including an off-set-list song performed completely in the dark! The show was just amazing from start to finish. Despite the flaming curse word blazing on stage it was definitely a family affair. Either side of the stage in the wings sat the bands children and wives. At the end of the show, Travis Barker's children took it upon themselves to throw drumsticks, stickers, balloons and sweets into the crowds.
Here's what I wore:
Kimono: New Look
Cami: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: Dorothy Perkins
Pumps: Primark
Bag: Accessorize
Here's a closer picture of my bag. I'm so in love with it. The boyfriend treated me to it as an early anniversary present.

That's all for now! Stay tuned for some more posts coming your way soon!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Beauty Haul.

Here we are again! I'm getting good at this regular blogging thing!

I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree and invested in a few new beauty products, some of which I have used before either in full size or sample.

Boots were holding a points event which is always a little bit tempting for me! Part of the event was 500 points when you purchased two premium beauty products. A while ago I purchased Clarins Hydra-Matte Lotion which is part of their oil control range. My skin is oily in a few areas which is referred to as combination skin, so this product was a must have for me. After using it for a few days I started to notice my skin was less oily and my foundation was appearing a lot smoother. I apply it to my skin after cleansing and before applying makeup. When I originally purchased it, I was a little put off by the price but I had been given a sample a while before so I knew it was worth the money at £26.

About a month ago, I received a phone call from the lovely lady at the Clarins counter offering me a free facial as part of an event the brand was holding. At the end of the facial I was given some samples, one of which was their Ever Matte foundation. I've always been an Estee Lauder girl when it comes to foundation so the idea of change was a little daunting. Fortunately for Clarins, my foundation ran out just before payday so I thought I'd give the sample a go, to at least get me through the day. If I'm honest, I was pleasantly surprised. The first thing I noticed was the fragrance. I can't really place what it was, but it was pleasant which is always good. Upon application, the colour was a better match than my previous Estee Lauder, even though I was colour matched when I first purchased. When I asked the boyfriend if he could tell the difference he commented on the more natural appearance and colour it provided. I noticed that I wasn't left with an orange line along my jaw and neck like previously so I figured it ticked every box. After wearing it for the day I knew I had to have it. This is definitely an investment at £27 and you don't need much at all so will definitely last you a while. My shade is 103 Ivory.

I was recently watching This Morning and they had a make up artist giving tips on the perfect pout. Before applying any make up to the lip, she prepped the lips with a lip scrub. I wasn't really paying attention (as usual!) so didn't catch what brand she was using. I've noticed in the past when applying lipstick, I sometimes get flaky skin, even though my lips don't feel dry. After a little hunt around the city, I came across one in Lush for £5.50. There were three different flavours to choose from; Mint Julips, Bubble gum and the one I chose, Popcorn. I didn't realise till I got home but it has popping candy in so it's fun to apply and tastes amazing. I've used this a few times already and my lips do feel a little softer. I've been applying a little bit of lip balm after each use too.

That's all for now!
See you again soon!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Drum roll please....

Hi again! Long time no post.

As I stated in my previous post, I have already completed one of my aims for the year, which was to get a new job. I hadn't been happy for a while with my job for a number of reasons so felt it was time to change. To start with I had only applied for one job, at a store I am a big fan of. When I saw they were looking for a new full time sales assistant I applied instantly. And to much excitement, I was offered the position and accepted. So, my new place of employment is... Boux Avenue!

I posted about this store a while ago, here, and since then, my love of the store has grown. It's the only place I shop for lingerie now and always recommend it to other ladies. I've been working there since late January and have loved every moment of my time so far.

Part of my job is to provide a bra fitting service to ladies which I absolutely love. It's more than just measuring ladies and letting them know their size. It's like personal shopping for them. I've learnt so much about good and bad fitting bra's and it's fantastic to be able to advise ladies and help them find the perfect fitting bra. We all know what a difference good fitting lingerie makes!

I also recently invested in a new laptop (finally!) so can get back to regular blogging. I have several post ideas swirling round my head so will get those to you as soon as I can. I've been tagged by my bestie Sabrina (find her blog here) so will be responding to that soon!

I apologize to those who actually take an interest in my blog and have missed my posts but let's try this again!

See you again soon!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

New year, new me?

I don't know if I truly agree with the phrase 'new year, new me.' Why not be the same, just improved?

Either way, things are changing for me. I don't do resolutions, I only end up breaking them. So instead, I set myself aims for the year. It seems much less daunting and more reachable.

One thing I aim to achieve this year is to drop a dress size or two. I currently wear around an 18 or 20, and ideally would like to be a 14 but the end of the year. I know it's going to be alot of hard work and commitment but I feel that this time I'm ready to give it my all. I'll document my progress here, so if like me, you've opted for a healthier lifestyle, please share tips and tricks so we can do this together!

I stumbled across this quote a while ago but never really noticed how true it was, but I've been constantly repeating it to myself and so far, positive things have happened!

I'm becoming one of those annoyingly positive people, trying to find the tiniest positive in everything. But it truly is working for me. I've already completed one aim for the year, which you'll find out what that is soon! But until then, thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy new year!

I know, I know. I've been a gone a while but this year things are going to change.

Already this year, things are going amazingly. I set myself a list of aims for the year, one of which I've already completed (I will explain more soon). I'm getting my backside in gear and getting back to this blogging thing, even if it means preparing posts in advance at every opportunity I get.

I'm doing some shopping next week and buying supplies for some diy fashion bits & bobs so will blog those, and lots of other haul posts too!

I know this has been short and sweet but it's just the beginning of something beautiful!

See you soon!