Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Glamour Beauty Edit

A week or so ago an email popped into my inbox about a Glamour box for Latest in Beauty. Having just ordered my other beauty box i didn't think i would be getting another but i clicked the link more out of curiosity than intent to buy, but that quickly changed.
This box was £16.95 including p&p and it jam packed with amazing stuff! I knew i had to have it and very kindly my lovely Mr bought it for me.

First off I'm going to start with the items in the box i will never use, there is only two of them and its the fake tan mit and Rimmel fake tan. Now as i have mentioned many a time before i don't use fake tan. I'm the same shade as a piece of A4 paper and quite happy with that. I don't mind that i won't use these as the rest of the box is so good.

The rest of the box is just perfect for me. The main reason i wanted this box is because i have been desperate to try magnifibres as they claim to be false lashes in a tube. This product on its own has a rrp of £21 so i saved money by getting the box and i got the rest of the goodies too. I have tried the magnifibres a few times since the box came and they make my lashes so full but i haven't noticed much extra length. But i would re buy this just for the extra volume and thickness it gives. 

The box also included a bourjois cream blush in 02 which is a lovely shade and its really easy to apply and gave my cheeks a natural glow. I was sent the Crabtree & Evelyn nail varnish in pink, some boxes got this in red but i have lots of red polish so it was good to get a different colour.  The lipstick i was sent was in shade Starkers, now i don't usually wear nude lipstick but i really like how subtle this is.  This is my first ever Illamasqua lipstick and im really pleased with it, it didn't leave my lips dry and it was full size too!

The final items in the Glamour Beauty edit were DHC cleansing oil which i was actually just about to re purchase so that was convenient! Toni & Guy plumping whip which i haven't used yet but i am going to give it a try to see if i can add so extra volumes to my hair. And finally it's the Hawaiian Tropic ultra radiance sun lotion in spf 30. I had actually had a sample of this the week before and used it, i find Hawaiian tropic to be a really good lotion and I'm so happy i got 30spf as i do like to be protected and anything less means i burn. 
I'm super happy with is box, there are things in it i wanted to buy and now i don't have to and things that i was desperate to try without having to pay full price.
Did you get yourself a beauty box this month?

Monday, 14 July 2014

You Beauty Box

I thought I'd share with you my You Beauty box today. Now when this box first came one of my items was wrong but the team sorted it out super quick and sent me the right item a few days later so i have to say the customer services has been really good.

So what did i get, well my first choice was the L'oreal miss manga mascara. I'd wanted to try this but heard mixed reviews so i was happy to see it was an option in the box. I tried it when it first came and must say i wasn't bowled over. I found it quite dry and flaky however i have used it since and it hasn't been as bad. This has a rrp of £8.99 so its not the cheapest of mascaras, it's supposed to created mega  volume which i don't think it did. It's by no means the worst mascara i have ever tried but I'm not sure i would re purchase.

My second choice was Tan Organic Oil Arganic, this can be used to prolong tan and get an even fade. I'm sure you all know i don't fake tan so i haven't got this for to use with a fake tan, but i will be using it to moisturise my skin. I used this the day it came and i love it, it leaves you skin so soft and has a really fruity smell to it. The only downside to this for me is the price its rrp is £24.99 for 100 ml, if i found this cheaper or on offer wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

Finally i got my extra treats which were really good this month! I was sent Dove mens pro shave cream. Now the Mr doesn't shave but i have been having a few problems with shaving rash on my legs so i gave this a try and I'm really pleased with the results and it smells so good too. I was also sent a sample of Egyptin magic skin cream which I've yet to try and a sample of Agent Provocateur Fatale perfume which is quite a strong scent but i love it.

All that for £6.95 its amazing isn't it?! 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Pre Blackpool Prep

As I'm sure you all know I'm going to Blackpool next weekend to celebrate my favourite dancing partners birthday. I know me and Lisa will have a great time we always do but I'm having a serious stress over what to pack. I am the epitome of "a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear" except i have 3 wardrobes which I'm sure makes it worse!
As you can see i have a problem!

I went to meadowhall with the Mr today to get some last minute bits and i thought I'd share them with you.
I went into New Look to look for shorts for the Mr but ended up coming out with a pair of shorts for me and a super cute jacket.

The jacket has really bright flowers on it which i love and its really light too so perfect for the warmer weather. I actually got this in a size 18 as its really roomy and only £22.99. The shorts are some i have been lusting after online but when i saw them in store i went for it. They are a size 22 and true to size, i think these might be coming with me to Blackpool as they are so comfy and will keep me cool.
I also went into Primark as i needed to pick up a pair of shoes, i have a really bad habit of completely ruining shoes on a night out so a cheap pair from Primark that i can throw in the bin when I've worn them out dancing is perfect.

I picked up 2 pairs of shoes, the black leopard print ones were £6 and the pink ones £4, which was a bargain. Then i picked up these hoops for a £1. I love them, id been after a pair for a while but all the ones I'd seen had been silver or jewelled, these are perfect!

As you can see from the picture I'm in the process of bleaching and dying my hair ready for Blackpool, well when i say me i mean the Mr he's the best hairdresser ever!
Right I'm off to pack, there is a chance i might cry and that Lisa will be subjected to many a text message while i try to decided what i can pack into my child's penguin suitcase!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Queen Of Hearts

As you might have seen in my last post i picked up a few bits from Asda recently and i wanted to share this amazing shirt with you.


This shirt was from the G21 section which unfortunately only goes up to a 20. I seriously wish Asda would make this range in a larger size range as it's usually got some amazing pieces in it.  The shirts really over sized so i managed to fit into the 20 with room to spare. I can fasten it all the way to the top with no gaping which is great.


The shirt is £14 although i got mine a little cheaper as one of the button holes was sewn shut so they knocked me 10% off. The shirt also came with a cute heart necklace which i love and i think it looks perfect with the shirt but I'm sure it'll get worn on its own too.


The shorts are the same ones from the previous post, i lifted the shirt up so you could get a better look. They don't have any stretch to them but they feel true to size for me and are really soft too. 


If I'd have seen this shirt online i would never have ordered it because even though it says over sized i wouldn't have though the size 20 would have fit without gaping so I'm really pleased that it was in store.

Monday, 7 July 2014

A Trip To The Supermarket

Supermarkets can be a great place to find some bargain pieces for your wardrobe so on my day off i decided to pop to the local Asda and have a good trying on session. I find my local Asda can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to larger sizes but its always worth a look.
I took quite a few pieces into the changing room and left with three so i didn't do too bad. Here are a few of the bits i tried on.

I did try some other stuff on too but i didn't get pictures of it all as my battery was dying. From these items i got the shorts and the vest from the first photo. I thought i would show you how they look in better light with a proper camera rather than my phone.


The shorts are a size 22 and were £8 which i thought was pretty good value and the vest was £6 so not overly priced at all. The vest is super comfy and soft and the 22 fit with quite a bit of room so it could easily fit a size 24 maybe bigger if you didn't mind a tighter fit.


 I also picked up a lovely over sized shirt which I'll be posting soon and this cute mouse face bag £8. I'm a bit of a sucker for bags that are animals faces, i was pulled in by a dog backpack too but i managed to resist.


Have you had any supermarket bargains recently ?

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Playfully Yours

I posted last month about mine and Lisa's shopping trip and how I'd developed a bit of a soft spot for a playsuit in Yours. I really liked it but i didn't buy it as i knew there was a few discount codes knocking around online and i wanted to save a few pounds.


How cute ?!! I really love how this playsuit fits the shape looks great and it feels like it was made for me. This is another purchase that will be making its way to Blackpool with me. The material is quite a thick crepe type material which makes i really comfy to wear and seems to move with your body. 


The shorts are mid thigh and a lovely loose style, a lot of the playsuits i have feel can feel tight around the hips/bum when sitting down but this isn't like that. I also really love the print of this playsuit it's fun and bright and i couldn't think of a better playsuit to take with me.


As you can see from the back there is an exposed zip and then a button fastening at the top. I found this really easy to do up myself especially as the zip only goes halfway up. Trust me as a girl who has gone out many a time in a playsuit there is nothing more annoying than not being able to do up it up and having to ask a stranger in the toilet to do it.


If you have never tried a playsuit before what are you waiting for head over to Yours and try this beauty on for size I'm sure you'll love it! Also if you haven't seen it already check out the super cute Hayley Hasselhoff modelling for Yours.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Spot The Cover Up

This is a dress i wore a few weeks ago to work, well i say a dress it was in fact sold as a beach cover up dress but what the label says it's for will never stop me wearing it however i want!


Ive had this dress for over a year but i hadn't got round to wearing it until a few weeks ago, so sadly its no longer available on the Simply Be website. I did however have a nosey around and Simply Be have this cute little number  which looks similar but with a super cute boat print instead. 


It feel like ages since I've wore a polkadot dress, my shorts obsession has sort of taken over recently but wearing this reminded me of how simple but fabulous looking a polkadot dress is!


I'm wearing a 22 in this dress and the fit is great, at first i thought it was going to be too tight over my boobs but the back is shirred so it has a surprising amount of give in this dress. The straps are detachable too so you could wear in as a strapless dress if you wanted.
I feel bad that such a cute dress spent so long in my wardrobe before being worn, am i the only person who does this ?