Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Accessorize Haul

Might of gone slightly overboard in Accessorize but the sale is now up to 70% off. I went in to just look at the bags they had and came out with all of this. I only wanted a bag to go with my new black dress. I'll be uploading a post on it soon.



Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Topshop Beauty Sale Haul

So this is from a few trips over the last couple of weeks to Topshop. Lets start with knickers, this is the only time of the year that I buy any, I refuse to buy any full price so wait till after christmas every year to go mad and get way too many. I usually get them from Miss Selfridge but this year I didn't see any in there and Topshop had so many pretty pairs to choose from. I wish this photo was all the knickers I have bought but sadly there is more but didn't want too many in the photo. You can get the idea of how many I bought, they were mainly £2 but a few were down to £1which is just crazy cheap.  So am now totally set with my underwear for the year.

Moving over to the feet area, I got amazing dracula socks, I didn't need any socks but I had to get dracula, my love of horror films wouldn't let me walk past these. Also got some over the knee black socks, I have wanted a pair for ages but never got round to getting any but for £1 in the sale I thought why not? Last feet related is just a boring old pair of skin coloured tights.

Drumroll please.....finally we have come to the beauty area of this haul. I know I can't contain my excitement either...I have bought three Lip Primer, boring I know but the first one I bought was £4 in the sale and then they went down to £1.50 so I bought another 2. You just put them on before lipstick to make your lipstick last longer. I'm sure you got that by their name. Also I got some Violet Hair Chalk, I miss having bright hair sometimes so thought I'd get some chalk as its better than dyeing my hair all the colours of the sun again. Lastly I bought a lovely blue nail varnish in the colour Blue Rinse. I know I don't need any more blue nail varnish but I really liked the colour.

This is part one of the topshop haul done, now just the clothes haul to go....



did you buy anything nice in the sales? I'm sure you did, as why buy something you don't like...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lace Bra Haul

I dont know about you but I do love a pretty bra, and thought I would share with you the few (five) bras I have bought recently, mostly in the sale (70% off was amazing). If you don't know by now I absolutely love a sale and really hate having to buy something when it isn't in the sale. If its not in the sale I really have to love it or need to.

The Navy Lace Bra is just so beautiful and I picked it up today from Debenhams it was originally £22.50 but I paid £6.75 which I thought was pretty good, the make is Reger by Janet Reger. I have never heard of before but it does look so nice.

The mint green lace one is by Iris & Edie (also never heard of) that I also picked up today from Debenhams, I thought it looked like a fun playful bra and it was only £4.50 (originally £14.50) which I was really happy with.

The grey striped one I also got today from Iris & Edie and was £4.95 which wasn't bad and the cotton feels really comfortable so think I have found an every day bra.

The Black and the white lace bras were a set from H&M, I love them and have wanted one in this style for a while now and actually paid full price for them a whole £12.99, nearly as much and all the other three bras put together....

I hope I haven't talked about bras too much for you but who doesn't love a good bra?



Thursday, 14 January 2016

Boxing Day Sales Topshop & Boots

So I bought a few things in the January sales, I got a lipstick and lipbullet from Topshop, the lipbullet is a beauty red shade called Joyride and is definitely going to be one of my summer lips. The Lipstick is called Whimsical and is a weird colour but I honestly love it on, its a pinky orangey peach colour is the best way I can describe it, I think I will do a post soon of swatches so you can see it, but its a lovely colour and goes really well with my ridiculously pale complexion. 

The other two things I bought as you can see are much bigger and are from the Ted Baker Beauty in Boots, I will start with the nails and lipsticks. Sadly they don't have a name or number with is quite annoying but just love the colour range of the lipsticks, thought they were quite playful colour and the nails match so what, but honestly got this mainly for the lipsticks. 

The other is the bath side of things, there are two mini bubble bath bottles, one in each colour (the different colours are also different scents as I'm sure you can guess but honestly go and smell them, they smell amazing), body wash and body lotion both in both scents. Then lastly a small hand cream, as well as the box thing (honestly can't think of what its called) which is just so unbelievably beautiful.

Wow look at that I managed to write it all without getting sidetracked, only about 3 weeks late writing this post. Who even looks at boxing day posts in mid january, well I do but most people don't, oh well at least I have now shared with you as I have started using these lipsticks and want to review them soon.

What did you get in the sale? 

who doesn't love a good sale



Topshop White Lace Dress Outfit

Dress: Topshop / Shoes: New Look / Bag: Primark

Really annoyed but these are the best photos I had, so many were ruined by the light and me being in half dark, half light. I should of looked through them all better but oh well. I hope you like this outfit. 

This week has gone by rather quite, really there is no rest, just last week I was handing in my dissertation and now this week has been setting up my final piece for our mock up degree show. I'm the type of person that doesn't keep all my notes in a sketchbook, they are just in my head or on random bits of paper. So I've been trying to create a sketchbook for my work. Which I need to go and put next to my work tomorrow, but I'm having a nice break from that tonight and decided it was time I posted again. 

Although I haven't been posting much I have photos for a good 6 or 7 posts waiting...yeah so many just waiting. I'm trying not to be one of those people that doesn't post for a week then you get 4 posts in one day. I want to try and time them out but we shall see. 

I hope you have had a good week.



Ps. please fan/hype my look on lookbook

Monday, 11 January 2016

She Went All The Way by Meg Cabot Book Review

So this is officially my first ever book review but don't get used to it, I sadly don't have enough time to read all that much at the moment and I'm one of those people that just reread the same books over and over again. If I love a book I can guarantee that I've read it at least 10 times.

Anyway onto the book, this book I have wanted since it first came out and have only recently bought it like five days ago. So because of the title of the book I was too scared to buy this book despite wanting it so much when it came out as I was like 12 at the time I think. I had no idea what the story line was in this book but I just love Meg Cabots books so much. I remember when Princess Diaries was just a trilogy and how excited I was when she changed her mind. And from there I started reading every book she wrote that I could get my hands on. I actually have over one shelf in my book case dedicated to just Meg Cabot alone and thats doubled up one. I honestly just love her books so much. Literally then the new princess diaries can out this year I preordered it and had read it within a few days of it arriving at my house. Honestly it really wasn't the best book ever but just the fact that it was more Mia I was over the moon. Side note my boyfriend got me the snowflake pandora charm for christmas that is for a necklace and me being the total fan girl I am just thought about Michael giving Mia the necklace as her first ever gift. Sadly this wasn't the first thing I was given as it would be odd to go five years without him getting me anything, no the first thing I ever got was a blue scarf from topshop.

Seriously I just can't keep to one topic can I. Dammit, but on the bright side I am no longer worded out. Thank god, I was really starting to miss this blog. Even if I can never decide what to write about.

Right back to the book... anyway I loved this book it was quite a bit more graphic than most of her books but I could say that is due to the genre she is writing for with this book and unlike Boy Meets Girl the format of the book is different. The plot is about a screenwriter who's long term boyfriend ran off and eloped leaving her heartbroken, and then she gets stuck in Alaska with an actor she hates who has someone wanting him dead for some reason. I loved this as it was a bit more to it than just the usual love story, though I do love a love story.

Wow literally all I've written about the actual book is a few lines.



ps I will start posting more again now I swear.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Weekly 5 Product Review

H&M - Chin Chin 

I absolutely love this eyeshadow, I've been wearing it so often over the last few weeks, especially with black eyeliner. This colour is light enough to wear on its own and has a lovely sparkle to it. The pigment is so good in this and I just love the packaging, will definitely be getting some more soon. They had so many different shades of nude and brown it will be so hard to choose.

Kiko - Radiant Touch Highlighter 101

So this highlighter is such a lovely colour, I use it so often and it is so blendable. Sometimes I find highlighters don't always want to blend it but this does so well, leaving your make up looking pretty flawless, and your face too except mine at the moment christmas time as given me a few spots thats always just so annoying.

Soap & Glory Highlighter

Going highlighter overboard this week. Two in one week is crazy. I do like this highlighter though it comes down so much lower than the Kiko one on my best highlighters list. I find the colour quite pinky for a highlighter. I like it on but I wouldn't say it is the most showy 'my face is highlighted' kind of look if that makes sense Damn I'm really bad at describing today, honestly I think I'm pretty worded out at the moment. I finally finished my dissertation and handed it in today, two days early which I'm pretty proud of. The next two days is relaxing before worrying over work again. AAArrrr back to highlighter getting off track a bit. 

I was saying it isn't an obvious highlighter, I would almost say its a cross between a highlighter and a blush. Slightly too pale for a blush. I would recommend you swatch this in store before buying, it will be too pink for you if you want a sandy highlighter.

Soap & Glory - Trick and Treatment

I have used this for years now and its the best concealer I have ever had. Technically this isn't a concealer but its what I've used it for, its for your undereyes, to cover up your bags. It works great at it but also as a concealer for your whole face. It is rather pricey at £9 but I guess thats due to not actually being a concealer but it is the best concealer I have ever used. Also it is usually in 3 for 2 so price isn't so bad.

Too Faced - Carrie and Big blush and bronze duo

So I got this the other day from T K Maxx the other day as I have no willpower at all it turns out. I'll say that the blusher ok but I wasn't blown away by it. Its nothing special no Nars Orgasm sadly. Its just a pale peachy pink blusher that doesn't really do anything for my skin tone. The bronzer I do quite like, it is quite a pale bronzer that I think is great if you want that I'm not wearing make up look but secretly you have make up on. This is great for that if you want to look slightly tanned or sun kissed, which lets face it who doesn't? 

Is this duo worth it just for the bronzer? I would say it depends on your budget, I got this for £9.99 from TK Maxx but for anywhere else for more money I would be less inclined to buy it, despite being a massive TooFaced fan. This is a let down.



T. H. Baker Heart Earrings Review*

So these earrings came in the post the other day for T. H. Baker and I am completely in love with them. The rose gold around the edge instead of silver, makes these so much better and interesting on. With the colour of the cubic zirconia being clear I find the silver has a tendency to blend in too much, its the usual. 

These earring are so gorgeous and I have them in my winter outfit look, check out the look and later on this week I've got another look with these earrings. 

Head on over to T. H. Baker's website to have a closer look at these earrings or the others, I hadn't really seen many rose gold earrings around before these, watches yes but earrings no.



ps. hope you all had a great christmas and new year.

Disclaimer: these earrings have been gifted to me for reviewing for promotional purposes.