Tuesday, 20 September 2011


I have a new favourite nail colour :)

Peppermint by Rimmel Pro - it's supposed to last 10 days, but is it just me or is this a wild exaggeration - who would expect it to be true though!

I've been quite busy doing things like working, sleeping and going out on the town recently. Am feeling a little stuck in a rut and ready to try something new and exciting. I was looking at other jobs today as I may or may not be unemployed come december, maybe this is a good opportunity to get out there and find something more interesting.. I would miss the work girls though :( Oh well, have to see if I even get an interview for something new I guess, fingers crossed! x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sunny Days :)

Beach barbecue :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Bits and Bobs

I went shopping with my sister and inevitably spent more than I should have! I'm at that stage where I'm so bored of everything in my wardrobe though, so it's nice to inject some fun new things :)
All of them are from H&M, so nothing was too extravagant. I've been wanting high waisted denim shorts for aaages, so £15 for these is alot better than £20 for the ones I saw in New Look..

The black dress is alot like one that Zara had out a while ago, but at £15 was probably alot cheaper.. I just got it for work, even though some would say it's 'too short'..! In my humble opinion black tights make everything ok :)

I got this tan shift dress for a 30th at a fancy hotel,because after looking through my wardrobe I sadly realised that I really don't have any 'classy' things to wear! I love it and think the shape is so flattering, but it didn't seem to photograph well.. the colour has a slight sheen to it in the light which is really pretty. It was £24.99, but I thought seeing as it was needed for a special occasion I could be bad and get it!

That's all really, still trying to cut back on spending so no more shopping for me!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Weekend away :)

I have been MIA for a few days because of a little trip down to the Milton Keynes area! It was so much fun, we went to Woburn safari park and Ikea which were definately the highlights! I don't have my Ikea bits n bobs with me at the moment but I'll probably post them when I get them.


me and mum

squirrel monkey :)

I was watching a DVD last night with some friends (Sherlock Holmes... love it!) and around 10pm we heard this drumming noise.. terrifying as the tunnel near where we were is meant to be haunted by a drummer boy or so the local ghost tours say!!

Turns out it was only a whole lot of strange people in the square with bongos, and a FIRE SWINGER.. the strangest thing I've ever seen on a Wednesday night for sure!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Perfumerie :)

We all like a nice spritz of perfume don't we? These are some of the favourites from my collecion.

I love looking into what the notes are in each fragrance and seeing which ones come out the most on my skin!
Most perfumes smell a bit different on each individual, so the notes that come out will be quite unique to you. Something that doesn't smell great on one girl might be gorgeous on you, so it's best to test on yourself and try not to write something off just because your friend isn't a fan :)


floral oriental

top notes: pink grapefruit fizz, sicilian bergamot, red currant leaves

middle notes: sugar orchid, white cactus

base notes: neon amber, vanilla soufflé, red cedar

created by: loc dong, carlos benaim


floral oriental

top notes: sweet lemon, pineapple, mint

middle notes: heliotrope, rose

base notes: caramel, tonka bean


top notes: pink pepper, pear, grapefruit

middle notes: peony, geranium, rose

base notes: vanilla, musk, tonka bean

created by: calice becker, yann vasnier and anne gottlie

(sadly discontinued, but means you can get it cheap in TKMaxx/online)

top notes: nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, apricot, plum, red apple, bitter orange, pineapple

middle notes: orchid, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, morocco rose, iris, jasmine

base notes: cacao, vanilla, sandalwood, amber, white musk, cedar

created by: landi arturetto


top notes: white marshmallow, blackberry, mandarin

middle notes: honeysuckle, herbs, rose, lily

base notes: sandalwood, musk, cedar

Sunday, 14 August 2011

New Things (Primark, DIY)

I went to Primark again (oops!) and picked up just a couple of things. I was quite excited to find this bag as I've needed a smaller bag with enough room in it still for my stuff for a while, and I love this one. I also got some chinos, just because I'm bored of just having black trousers for work - there was heaps of different colours, but only 'duck egg' in my size.. I do like it though, luckily :)

I got a bit scared after reading about how bad the paraffin wax most candles are made out of is when you're burning it, so I did a bit of research and not only is soy wax so much cleaner to burn, it also lasts longer and is meant to have a brighter flame and 'throw' scent better - lovely! I now have a pretty Soy wax vanilla scented cocktail candle :)

I've had quite a good weekend, just relaxing with some Jonathan Creek after work on Friday (what a hellish day at work that was!!) and out for a couple of drinks on Saturday night with friends, which as usual ended in some McDonalds fine dining lol. It's Sunday now and I'm a bit sad that I've got to get up for work again tomorrow, but never mind, I have a week and 2 days off as of Thursday.. seriously can't wait :D just 3 more days to get through, and I always try to be optimistic and hope that each new week might be better than the last.. wish me luck lol

Sunday, 7 August 2011


I did this quiz yers ago, thought it'd be fun to see what's new :)


Shampoo: Tigi Bedhead Superstar

Conditioner: Tigi Bedhead Superstar

Hair Mask: None atm, want to try Trésemme though!

Styling products: V05 heat defense amplifying blow dry spray/Loreal studio line volume mousse

Shower gel: The Body Shop pink grapefruit

Body moisturiser: The Body Shop pink grapefruit

Deodorant: Dove green tea and cucumber spray

Fake tan: Dove summer glow moisturiser

Cleanser: Johnson's daily essentials nourishing cleansing lotion

Exfoliator: The Body Shop facial brush

Primer: No7 mattifying primer

Foundation: Bourjois Bio Detox (:()

Foundation brush: Elf flat top powder brush

Concealer: Collection 2000 lasting perfection

Powder: Natural Collection pressed powder

Blusher: Me Me Me blush me rouge

Bronzer: Sleek contour kit bronzer

Highlighter: Sleek contour kit highlighter

Eyeshadow base: Elf primer

Eyeshadows: <3 Sleek storm palette, Nyx nude on nude palette, Urban Decay ammo palette

Eyeliner: Bourjois line definer pen in black, Loreal Infallible pencil liner in black

Curler: Don't use one

Mascara: Maybelline Volume Express colossal/Maybelline volume express one by one/Loreal Voluminous

Lipstick: Revlon ColorBurst- peach

Lipgloss: Strawberry glossy lip balm

Nail colour: Right now? Barry M Raspberry with a glitter coat on top :)


Wow.. good to see how my cosmetics collection has evolved, what a difference :0

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Tiny Weeny Primark Haul

Being bored in the centre of town isn't good, "let's just nip into primark, just to have a look.. I won't buy anything!"

I love the top, it has a cottony front with a chest pocket and a sheer back with a big dip and a chiffony bow which I can't wait to wear on a night out. (with a bandeau top or something underneath if I can't find a backless bra that I trust obv!)

I'm not sure about the boots, should I take them back? Should I keep them? Or take them back? ..or keep them? I have one on my foot right now and it's so comfy. I think they look like a modernised version of Victorian children's boots with the string laces and shaped toe/studded strap, I'm just not sure how much I'll wear them :/ guess I'll have to see if I end up reaching for them when getting ready or not!!

We also went to the park, it's so rare for my days off work to be lovely so we took our superhealthy McDonalds and sat in the sun for a while :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


I got my first tattoo today! I've wanted a feather on my wrist for ages, and looked at all the local tattoo shop galleries. They were all so cartoony except for the place opposite where I work which is really good for realistic designs. I already had the picture of what I wanted printed out, but I needed to know they wouldn't make it into a mickey mouse image on my skin and I'm really pleased with it :) It's still a bit red and swollen so isn't looking its best yet, but I've been given good aftercare instructions so hopefully in a couple of weeks it'll be all healed! It is a little bigger than I originally wanted but I still love it, hopefully I won't change my mind anytime soon or else I'm stuck haha

To care for it,

first 2 days : clean & dry every 3-4 hours, apply bepanthen cream and wrap with cling film

first 2 nights : clean, allow to 'breathe' for 1/2 an hour, apply bepanthen cream and wrap with cling film

for the next 5 days : apply bepanthen every 3-4 hours

for the next week : apply bepanthen 2x a day

To be honest I'm not looking forward to 2 days at work with cling film on my arm applying nappy rash cream, but they need to be cared for otherwise they scab and peel (ick). I'm sure I'll get a few funny looks, which I already have done just for planning to get a tattoo, but ya know, it's my body and just because it isn't to everyone's tastes doesn't make it a bad thing!

It's been a while..

Well, a couple of years..! I just had fun reading all my old posts, it seems like so long ago. I thought I might try to start blogging again and see if I can keep it up, it'll be fun :)

So what's been going on since I abandoned ship? Well, I finished uni with a BA in Management with Human Resource Management, I moved out of my student flat into a mouldy flat which I was promptly evicted from for no good reason while struggling to find a full time job, then everything came together and I am now working full time in an office and renting a lovely clean flat :) My job is only temporary til December, but it might get continued and things are looking good although I'm trying not to get too excited, at least I have experience now if it falls through!

Not much else has been very exciting, I've just been working, spending too much of my hard earned pennies and letting off steam with friends when I can, things are going really well at the moment.

I went to Edinburgh with a friend a couple of weeks ago which was my 'holiday' of the year, we had an amazing time evenb if some it was just so bad that it was funny!