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!

Friday, 10 May 2013

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.

Hi lovelies!

For those who don't know, a week ago today was my 22nd birthday! My brother's birthday is the day before so as a joint celebration, the family assembled went for dinner at a local 60's themed restaurant called Sgt Peppers. Following that, with my boyfriend, best friends and their boyfriends, we hit the town!

I was a bit rubbish and didn't really take any pictures of my outfit, but here's a sort of what I wore:
 This dress is from New Look. I bought it especially for the occasion, and I love it! I feel comfortable in it, especially because of the length. With shorter dresses I feel like I'm always pulling it down, but this dress sits just past my knees and looks great.

The bag and shoes I bought a while ago and featured in a haul post in September last year.

Of course, a birthday wouldn't be complete without presents and I was well and truly spoilt!

From the boyfriend I received two bags of sweets, two bottles of Cava, Cath Kidston Oyster card holder, Marc Jacob's Daisy Handbag perfume, Book, Marc Jacob's watch and a giant Millie's cookie.

From the best friends, I got Nicki Minaj's perfume 'Pink Friday' which I adore! For a celebrity scent, its surprisingly nice! I find some celebrity scents are very strong and sweet smelling but this is very different.

And, a little gift to myself. I've had my eye (and nose) on this for a while so when I saw it reduced by £20 in Boots I quickly snapped it up!
That's all for now, I am trying to get back to regular blogging so hopefully I'll have more posts soon!
Thanks for reading, see you again soon!