Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

8pm and I have just walked through the door but I had write this very quick post to say I am still here!!!............just :) and to also let you all know that my posts that have been "non existent" of late due to working overtime will now resume after Christmas. As of this week I am working everyday up until Christmas day and literally do not have a single minute to spare. Roll on January I have really missed all you guys and reading all your wonderful blog posts, feel like I've fell of the world a little! if that makes any sense to anyone

I will try to post the occasional tweet and instagram post but that will be pretty much it until 5pm Christmas eve when I can put my feet up for a few days apart from Christmas dinner of course!!!

So as this may be my last chance! I would like to say to all my wonderful fellow blogger/readers/blogging friends.......... I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and I will be back soon..........promise x

P.S..... If you don't already follow me on Twitter and Instagram you can follow me on the links above, would love to see you all there 

xxx Merry Christmas All xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

November monthly favourites

  1. Work, Yep I said work!!! I have really enjoyed work this month looking forward to December even more holly wreaths and all :)
  2. Holiday, not quite a November fave as such as I haven't actually been there yet ......ha....ha..... but I have just booked my holiday and I am VERY excited, definitely a highlight from the month for me........sad I know :)
  3. The Following, we have just started season 1 and I'm hooked, I love Kevin Bacon
  4. Giorgio Armani Si this has been my go to daytime perfume, such a pretty feminine scent
  5. New look skirt I bought this last month and have it rather a lot!!!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Make up Revolution Mattes 2 palette review

I bought this palette quite a while ago and have been meaning do this review for sometime now but you know what it like!! life gets in the way sometimes!!

Anyway here goes ....................... I initially bought this for the fact that it was matte!! and it has very nice shades too, exactly what I was looking for in a palette. I was dubious about the staying power of this though due to the price, which is only £4.00 and I was right to be dubious. It didn't last very long at all on its own but when used it with my Urban Decay primer though it helped immensely, although still not fantastic.

With the primer it a good everyday eye shadow palette but unfortunately not for me it has given me a massive eczema break out on my eyelids!! I have not used it for weeks and weeks now but I still cannot shift the outbreak.......... it is a very bad case (hence no FOTDs recently)

So unfortunately this has now gone in the bin and I will just have to stick to my Urban Decay matte palette instead, that's when I can actually clear up this outbreak first, I just cant wear anything at the moment!! Has ANYONE got any advice how to help clear it up? its really really getting me down now, I've never had an outbreak as bad as this :( any advice would be very much appreciated

Monday, 16 November 2015

OOTD...... Windy weekend

Jumper - Asda see here
Jeans - Primark (old)
Boots - Dorothy Perkins, my favourite boots at the moment, see here

That was it............ hardly any make up,no jewellery and hair put up in a pony as couldn't be bothered with the weather being naff there wasn't really any point!!......... very un-glamorous!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Whoops!! more shopping!!

Yep....... more shopping!! Few things I have picked up last week.

Loved the pattern on this. I have my eye on quite a few other skirts in New Look at the moment. Will definitely be popping back to pick up a few more!!

I picked these couple of things up whilst popping into Asda

George Jumper £14.00 You can never have to may jumpers!!

George top £8.00 great value

George skirt £14.00 cute little suede effect skirt, great for everyday. I will get a lot of wear out of this!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Just needed to shop........

Had to be done.......its been a while since my last trip to the shops.....

Dorothy Perkins boots, needed a new pair of black ankle boots. I was drawn to the quilted effect on the back, they are super comfy too.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in the shade Ace of spades, looking forward to trying this.
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer in nude, I find this is so quick and easy in the mornings to use with mineral foundation.
No7 Lift Luminate Eye Cream I have gone back to my old faithful, although I haven't actually used it yet as I have eczema on one of my eyelids at the moment which I just cant seem to shift. Anyone got any ideas how I can get rid of it????
Bourjois So Perfect Correcting Base Coat I bought this to try and help smooth out a few of my nails, I say a few its mainly my thumbs! I don't know if its an age thing or whether I have damaged them in the past but they are rather grooved, so I saw this and thought I would give it a try.

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara in medium brown. I'm hoping this is better than the Rimmel clear brow gel which I really didn't like at all, far to gloopy for my liking.
Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy top coat I bought this to go with the nail polish above.
Barry M Sunset Nail Paint in Fuchsia generation, I got this to go with the top coat I bought a couple of weeks ago........OMG!! I love it!! I've had it on for two and a half weeks now and its just starting to look tatty, I'm well impressed as my nails take a quite a bit of wear and tear working in a florists. I will definitely be purchasing more shades. I'm yet to try it with the normal Barry M polishes though, has anyone else tried them with the normal polishes???
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer You can never have to many concealers......he.....he......
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner Brown great little liner for the price, staying power is great, just not great for people like myself with hooded eyes as it did slightly transfer on to my hood. I just use it for tightlining now and its perfect. Will definitely be re-purchasing for £2.99

Last couple of things were a cardigan from H&M

and a simple green V neck jumper from Primark

That's it for now, although I am going shopping again tomorrow so possibly expect another shopping blog post soon.................he...............he...........

Friday, 30 October 2015

October monthly favourites

  1. Si by Giorgio Armani...... I'm in love with this perfume at the moment, its very me and very floral.
  2. Flowers/Work........ As many of you already know I've gone back to work in a florist shop, hence why my blog has taken a bit of a back burner of late. Its been quite busy in the shop and no doubt will be getting a heck more busier with the run up to Christmas now but I'm absolutely loving it!!
  3. Peaky Blinders....... I know I'm way behind on this but we have just started watching the first series and are thoroughly enjoying it apart from the few dodgy Brummie accents.
  4. NYX lip glosses...... yet again another monthly favourite
  5. No7 Radiance Highlighter ....... same as above, yet another repeat monthly favourite

Not many new favourites this month as I haven't done much shopping this month I've been to busy earning money instead of actually spending it which is a very rare thing for me......he......he....... shopping trip hopefully very soon!!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Joules "Design a welly" competition

For all you budding artists out there this is a fantastic competition to get your teeth into plus all the proceeds of the Wellies goes to Charity. Even if your not a budding artist or a daily doodler it really doesn't matter......give it a go.......you never know!!! There are some amazing prizes to be won, what have you got to lose?

Here are the prizes up for grabs

A luxury break worth £5,000
3 nights in a golden tree house cabin plus lots more
10 runners up will each receive a Joules gift card

You can submit a design and enter the competition here: - getcreative.joules.com

The winning welly design will go on sale at joules.com and like I said previously all proceeds from the sale of will be donated to the charity partners via Charitably Joules

Closing date is 4th December and you can submit up to 5 designs per email address

I have just entered my design, its very easy and super quick.....give it a go......

Monday, 19 October 2015

FOTD.......NYX Angel food cake


For face:-

Rimmel wake me up foundation in True nude
Maybelline eraser concealer 
Benefit erase paste in medium

For cheeks: -

MUA Mosaic blusher English rose
Sleek contour palette  in light
No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter

For eyes:-

Makeup Revolution Palette Essential mattes 
Anastasia dip brow in soft brown
Maybelline Big Eyes Liner in beige/black

For lips:-

NYX Butter gloss in Angel food cake
MUA Lip Liner  in Caramel Nougat

I have literally worn this NYX lip gloss every day!!! I just adore the shade, I cant wait for the the NYX liquid suede range to come in to Boots, I will definitely be purchasing a few of them!!!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

InstaNatural Argan Oil For Hair Treatment & Elixir review

I was very eager to try this as many of you know I have quite dry hair that has a slight curl.  I was excited at the though of it helping to tame my sometimes unruly natural curl but I must say I was quite disappointed in the result!!

Firstly I tried the Argan oil on freshly washed dry hair, I only used one tiny pump and it sent my "very dry" hair VERY greasy!!! It was awful!! I have never ever ever had greasy hair in my life and I never ever want to have it again, I really feel for those of you who suffer with it on a day to day basis. Also that day I had left my natural curls to do there own thing, I was hoping that this would define the curls a little and just tame them slightly but if anything it totally weighed them down and actually pulled them out.
After this disaster I decided to try the oil as a treatment before washing. I put two pumps into the ends of my hair when it was dry them left it for a couple of hours. I then washed my hair. This product works a lot better pre wash but still on my natural curl it seemed to weigh it down and drag the curl out. So I have stuck to using this product with straight hair for which it is amazing for it left my hair feeling super soft.

I have used quite a few oils in my time but this is quite a heavy oil and not something I would use on a day to day basis. Maybe just keep it a treat for my hair occasionally.
Next I tried the Argan oil hair mask. It smells amazing!! It reminds my slightly of a chocolate orange. I washed my hair as usual then applied this like a usual hair mask, I left it on for around 15 minutes. Afterwards I styled my hair straight, after the fiasco with the oil I wasn't taking any chances. It seemed to leave a residue on my hair afterwards which I didn't like, so the next day after I washed my hair again, my hair felt a SO much better after the second wash. It was super soft and silky. I'm still reluctant to try this with my natural curl though as I feel it will have the same result as the oil in weighing it down. 

I don't think I would re purchase these products again, I do however feel they would be fantastic for someone with quite unruly or frizzy hair.

Disclaimer:- "I received this product for free for my honest and unbiased feedback"

Monday, 5 October 2015

Just Life.............

I have very much been neglecting my blog the past couple of weeks, I do apologise, sorry guys.

As many of you know who follow me on Instagram I started a new job a couple of weeks ago. I have gone back to my Floristry roots and gone back to working in an actual florist shop. I'm absolutely LOVING it even though I do feel rather rusty, hopefully it wont take me to long to get back into the swing of things. Its so wonderful to be back in a shop creating floral delights, the staff are just amazing and have made me feel SO welcome......... I just LOVE it.......... I'm a very happy bunny.....he......he........

Also besides my job I look after my Granddaughters the other days I don't work, as my Daughter has started a new career as a teaching assistant for college student who struggle academically. So I'm back to school runs which has been a little bit of a shock to the system after SO many years.

I usually try to post around three times a week on my blog but I have been struggling with this so I may have to re-think how often I post. The days I work can vary so I'm going to have to try and get ahead of myself and schedule as many posts as I can. I do admire all of you who work full-time and post regularly to your blogs I really don't know how you do it!!!! Have you got any tips?

So in these earlier days of me trying to get some sort of routine together all I ask is that if you could just bear with me and my very irregular posts. I just need to get my butt organised

Monday, 21 September 2015

My 10 lippies for Autumn

These are 10 of my "go to" lippies that I will be wearing this Autumn

As you can see its quite Bourjois heavy, I have collected quite a few over the past few months with all the "3 for 2" offers that have been on.
Sorry for the bad lighting! the sun was in and out all time I was photographing, drove me potty!!! I will definitely have to sort something out lighting wise especially with the Winter looming.