Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Beauty Haul

Superdrug and Boots have had a 3for2 offer on make up recently so i went a bit wild last weekend and got myself a few goodies!
As always the majority of my haul was lipstick because lets face you can't have enough can you ??
From Superdrug i got 2 of their own brand face masks as i find them really good and i prefer them in tubes rather than sachets so that i can just use what i need, i always seem to throw loads away when i get the sachets.

I also picked up a Barry M liner, some mascara and my favourite product ever Loreal studio secrets base, i hardly ever use anything on my face but when i go out i i use this on my face and its all i ever need.

I picked up 3 lipsticks One of a kind and Under my spell from Rimmel and Rose royale from Loreal

From Boots i picked up the Revlon prime and anti-shine to try as an alternative to my studio secrets base, and 2 of the matte balms. I love these balms as they don't dry your lips but have a really good matte finish. I got these in striking spectacular which is a lovely coral colour and passionate a really nice purple pink.

I also got a few Revlon lipsticks to try, they are Black cherry, Va va violet and Berry couture. I loved the colours the first to look very similar in these picture but they are noticeably different in real life.

While i was out i also popped into Asda and picked up this lovely stag print shirt.


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Driving Miss Daisy

Hey everyone its been a while hasn't it ?! Well while I've been away I've passed my driving test on my first attempt i couldn't believe it!
I started learning in late June and passed on the 30th September with only 4 minors, i was super nervous on the day and couldn't stop my leg shaking but i did it. I'm now really learning to drive and trying to get my confidence up on the motorway and roads i don't know. Its so much easier to get to work now that i don't have to try to wait for the hubby or arrive hours before my shift due to busses.

So that's my news what have you all been up to?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Junarose Stripes

I had a bit of a shopping spree recently and found myself on the Simply Be website they had a really good sale on and i had a discount code to use too so i wanted to try something new. I spotted this striped dress which isn't something i would usually wear as there isn't really any shape to it and i don't usually wear stripes, not because it don't like them i just always get drawn it by brighter bolder prints.

This dress is down to £13 in the sale which is a total bargain. I love this dress so much its so different to what i wear usually but i love that. I went with a size L which is a 18/20 as it advised online to size down but i think if you want an over sized look you should go for your usual size.

This dress does have a lot of stretch but is made from a thickish material so its really comfortable to wear and i think it will keep its shape too. I love the cuffs on the dress they can be folded over to show the denim inside which i think is a really cute detail.

I wore this last week to pop to Meadowhall and pick up a few bits i needed from Primark, i added my leopard print trainers and this cute hair bobble i found while i was cleaning a few weeks ago and i was good to go! 
I got quite a few more bits from the Simply Be sale so i will be showing these soon.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

You Beauty

I never got around to reviewing my last You Beauty box so its nearly time for next months! I wasn't wowed by last months selections here is what i got,
My first selection was the Stilla eyeliner this is supposed to be full sized however the pencil doesn't twist so in actual fact i only have about 3mm of liner i can use! I don't know if its a faulty product but with a RRP of £14 i expect better quality.This is not something i would buy again.

My second selection was Philosophy 3in1 cleanser again I'm not overly impressed with this. It claims to be fragrance free but i think it has a really strong smell and i wouldn't feel comfortable using this on my eyes like it recommends. I used this on my face but made sure i kept it away from my eyes, it did work on my face but i didn't find it better than another other cleaner i have used.

My free samples this month were the first chapter of The Mortal Instruments and a sachet of Sienna X gradual tan. I haven't read the book as its not really my thing and the sachet of tan isn't big enough for me to do my whole body and i don't want to be different shades!

I'm hoping that Septembers box will bring a much better selection.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Life recently

Things have been a little quite over here, i have been busy learning to drive at the grand age of 28 and i have recently got a secondment at work for a new job as well as having building work done and having a poorly kitty. All of this has stacked up and i feel like i haven't had the time to blog. I still manage to odd twitter rant and there is always time for a selfie on Instagram.

Her are a few pics of what I've been up to the last month or so.

Looking cute for my interview, the jacket was from the Evans sale and the dress is a super old Asos one.

Here is what I've been buying, everything apart from the striped bardot dress fitted amazingly and now has a new home in my wardrobes.

Making brownies for work, these were so good !

My Charlotte Tilbury lipstick came and its just as beautiful as i had imagined.

Me and the Mr went for a day trip to Leeds as i needed a few bits from IKEA, which has just resulted in stress but I'll leave that for another day!

I was so proud i put my flat pack storage up myself and look how cute it is!

Marvin has been poorly recently he has a problem with his bladder which blocked and could have been fatal if we hadn't got him don to the vets in time. He is feeling a bit better now and taking all his tablets like a champ.

What have you been up to while I've been away?

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Elomi lingerie

I was contacted recently by the lovelies at Elomi and asked if I would like to review an underwear set for the blog. I'm always on the look out for cute new sets so I happily accepted and was sent this set. Please excuse the filter on these picture its was really dark and dismal day so i have tried to lighten them up a little.

The bra is a 40G and fits well around the back and shoulders and the centre of the bra is flush against my chest. This is probably one of the only well fitting bras I own as I tend to prefer a more in your face cleavage! The print on this set is super cute and summery.

I don't think I have ever had a bra as well made as this, you can really tell that it's going to last and the wire isn't going to be stabbing you in 2 weeks time.
The knickers in the set are a little too small for me and are a 4xl (22) which is the biggest size they do. They come up pretty high but I like to wear high waisted knickers when I'm wearing something fitted because mine always seem to slip down and I end up having to pull them up and my dress ends up getting pulled up too.

The bra is £36 and the knickers £20  I have paid this much for an underwear set before but for some it might be a little pricey.

I really do think Elomi make exceptional underwear and you can really feel the quality of each piece.
Elomi have been nominated for best lingerie brand at the Plus Size Awards this year so go and give them a vote here and show the love!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Birthdays in Blackpool

Last weekend me and Lisa went to Blackpool to celebrate her birthday which was lots of fun. I didn't take any proper pictures as i was far too busy dancing most of the time ! but i did take a few photos on my phone that i thought i would share with you.

On Friday morning i decided i wanted something comfy to travel in so i chose my Ax Paris maxi dress and Simply Be denim jacket. I wanted something i could layer up if it was chilly by the sea but that would keep me cool in the car journey.

Brett kindly drove up to Blackpool and we went for fish and chips and a walk by the sea but it was so windy we didn't last long but of course we managed a picture!

We checked into the hotel and started to celebrate with a bottle of wine my mum had given me. I didn't get any pictures of my full outfit but i wore some black New Look shorts and a black and white shirt i got from Evans bout 2 years ago. The shirt is perfect as its a swing style and pretty long so i just wear it like a dress.

Kerry and her bestie came down for the evening so we all went out together and had a great time. We danced for hours and there was lots of laughter!

At the end of the night i decided Lisa needed to open her birthday presents while i took a selfie with my date for the evening Pizza! 

Saturday day when Lisa had started to feel more alive after her hangover we went for a walk around the shops and we found Iron Man and a princess castle to pose in so we were happy!

Saturday night i wore my BooHoo bodysuit and Forever21+ velvet skater skirt, it was a little chilly that night so i was glad for the extra warmth on my arms but a few hours later i was boiling after dancing my bum off on the dance floor!

 And here is me and the birthday girl getting old now just like me!