Sunday, 7 February 2016

You Beauty

The You Beauty box has got a new home and has had a bit of a make over for February, the price is still the same £6.95 including postage and you still get to choose 2 products to try.
Because of the make over this month and re subscribing I got extra samples in my box they were the Eyeko black mascara and Phillip Kingsley elasticiser.



The extra in the box that everyone would get even if they hadn't re subscribed were Vita Liberata overnight face tanning mask and Real Techniques brush cleaning gel.



My first choice was Benecos hand and nail cream. This has a really refreshing orange scent to it, it does hydrate your hands well but does leave a little bit of a greasy film on your palms. I love to try new hand creams and I'm always in search of the perfect one but sadly I don't think this is it.


My second choice was Dr Organic Dead Sea Face Mask. I much prefer my face masks in a tube or pot as you can use as much as you need, I always find that with the sachets I'm throwing a lot away. I have used the Dr Organic snail gel before which is really good so I have high hopes for this.

I was a little worried when I got the email last month to tell me the box was changing that it would mean an increase in price or a change to how you could choose your products but I'm pleased to say this has all been kept the same.
XOXO



Friday, 5 February 2016

Birthday Fun

haven't been feeling great for the past few weeks but I finally have some antibiotics so hopefully I will start feeling better soon! This means that my birthday this year has been a little different as I was a bit too tired for a full day out but it was a fabulous day all the same.
My lovely hubby brought me breakfast in bed while I opened my presents from him. They were really lovely, he got me earings and a necklace that match the ring he got me to replace my wedding ring at Xmas. And this totally amazing phone case!


After breakfast I got ready to go out, it was the first time in 3 weeks that is worn make up and felt presentable. I wore my jeggings from Matalan, a old Evans top, Simply Be boots, New Look leather jacket and I added my faux fur stole over the top. Excuse the mess birthdays are not for cleaning!



We headed off to Cannon Hall farm, I love being around animals and this was the perfect way to spend my birthday morning. 
Here are a few pictures from the farm,






As it was quiet at the farm we decided to wander into the kids play area which resulted in me grinning like a big kid and the hubby on the floor! 




We picked up some bits from the farm shop including some very fancy chocolates and steaks to have that evening. We also picked up some passion fruit vodka ready for when I can drink again.
The rest of the day was spent watching films, playing Fat Princess and snuggling with the cats and the hubby, perfection!
XOXO










Friday, 8 January 2016

While I've been away

It's been quite a while since I've done any outfit post but lighting has been rubbish and the batteries in my camera need charging and to be honest charging them slips my mind until I need to use it! 
So I'm just going to share some of the outfits I've been wearing. 
These will be mirror shots and the background will probably be messy but love me love my mess :)
First up my outfit for my work Xmas party where I ended up dancing with my friend on the empty dancefloor about 20 minutes after arriving and finishing the night very drunk! I have to say this dress is beautiful but it is not made to dance the back of my legs were torn to shreds after hours of dancing. Dress was from simply be about a year ago.


Next up was an outfit I wore to my friends local pub where we intended to go for a few quiet drinks but it turned into a night on the tiles!
The jeans are Claire Richards for fashion world and the crop top and jacket are from Matalan last year.

Next was a playsuit I bought in the Simply Be sale just before Xmas and I wore it for a night out. Unfortunately the lace overlay has bubbled and in places gone like cotton wool! So I wouldn't recommend this if you like to dance around or have a bag that would rub against the fabric.

Below is a little Instagram collage I did when me and the Mr went out for his birthday/our anniversary. The top and skirt are both Simply Be about 6 months ago and the necklace was ASOS years ago.
Look how cute we look! 

And lastly here is what I wore today, the dress is about 2 years old from Simply Be and the boots I got this week from the Simply Be sale, they are fabulous! These are the extra curvy plus and a little tight when I zip them up but the feel fine when they are on.

Hope your guys are all doing well! 
XOXO




Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Time

This time of year can be especially hard for some so rather than gift guides or wish lists i want to leave this here for anyone who might need some extra support or someone to speak to this christmas.


MIND

Website www.mind.org.uk

Tel No   0300 123 3393

Samaritans

Website  www.samaritans.org

Tel No      116 123 

Alcoholics Anonymous


Tel No     0800 9177650 

Stonewall

Website    www.stonewall.org.uk

Info line 08000 50 20 20 

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel No    0207 837 7324

SANELine

Website   www.sane.org.uk

Tel No     0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

Website  www.papyrus-uk.org 

National self-help body for the Transgender community

Beaumont Society


Information Line 01582 412220

Childline


Depression Alliance


Refuge

Website   www.refuge.org.uk

Tel No     0808 2000 247

Beat
Beating eating disorders.


Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

Shelter
Website  www.shelter.org.uk
Tel No    0808 800 4444

NHS Direct

1111 

No Panic

Tel No  0844 967 4848
youth helpline     01753 840393

A big thanks to Kellie for compiling the list of numbers again this year.
XOXO

Monday, 14 December 2015

Dolly and Dotty

Its been a while since I've updated on here, with work being busy and the horrible weather its been really hard to get outfit pictures!
I was contacted recently by the lovely guys over at Dolly and Dotty who asked if i wanted to review one of their lovely dresses.They have dresses in a size 6-24 with lots of colours and styles to choose from. I went with the Cindy Sassy Swing dress in teal.


I was sent this in a size 22 which was a little big but i think it might have been a little tight if I'd have sized down. However if you have a smaller bust then i would say you could size down in this style. I love the colour of of this dress its a beautiful deep blue/green and it looks amazing on.


I really love the boat neck and the dipped back of the dress which adds a really cute touch to this dress. It came with a white fabric belt but i changed this for my leopard print one and i really love how looks. This dress has a great skirt area and would look great with a petticoat underneath to give it some extra volume.


Dolly and Dotty was a company i hadn't heard of before the got in contact but would be my go to place for a cute vintage style dress and they have really affordable prices too. Go check them out if like me you haven't heard of this great company before.

I hope your all having a great December!

XOXO

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.


XOXO



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?
XOXO