Thursday, 25 September 2014

American Haul!

I know I went to America ages ago but I havent had the time to write any posts recently and still want to write about what I bought over there. Better late than never!

3 cuff earings – they were on offer for buy 2 get 1 free so I paid $15 ($7.50 each)
I love these and I’d actually forgotten that I bought them!

Dollar General Store
Wet n Wild Mega last nail polish in the shade Blue Lagoon - $2.00
LA Colors flashpop! In the shade shooting star - $2.50
The Wet n Wild nail polish is great, the flashpop! on the other hand… Its rubbish don’t ever buy it, the only reason I bought it was because it looked like the Revlon nail varnishes.

 Toys 'R' Us
Cars Pez head - $2.29
Pez 8 pack candy refill - $2.29
This I think has to be one of my best buys! I’m a kid at heart. I just finished my last packet of Pez today which I am deeply saddened by. :(

L’oreal Paris Colour riche eyeshadow in the shade 312 army brat - $2.08 from $6.99
Sinfulcolours in the shades 300 easy going and 108 Thimblberry  -$1.99 each
eos lip balm strawberry sorbet - $2.99
elf clarifying pressed powder 1305 ivory - $1
You have to go to Target when in America! And I love everything that I bought there.
Carmex lip balm - $1.99
Jordana eyeliner in the shades seagreen and blue devie - $2.99 each
Both these products are great the only thing I would say though is that the eyeliner smudges quite quickly but the colours are great and the lip balm works really well.

Bath and Body works
5 hand sanitizers for £5
Watermelon  Lemonade sented candle
I love these hand sanitizers and they’re perfect for keeping in your handbag, my favourite is the apple scented one. I did another deal with my sister with the candle, they were on offer at 2 for $22 so I got this one for $11 an it smells amazing.

Wet n Wild 8x mega impact Mascara - $4.29
Maybelline color tattoo in the shade Bad to the Bronze
I was running out of mascara so I bought this, mainly because of how cheap it was. It was good the first time I used it but after that it just dried up so I can’t use it now. The colour tattoo (Americans spell colour wrong!) It is incredible and the shade is so pretty, I wear it all the time now.

Can Can by Paris Hilton
XOXO by Mi Amore
These were in a 3 for $18 offer so I got these two and my sister got another. I’ll admit I didn’t know it by Paris Hilton when I bought it! But it smells amazing!!!

2 skirts for $10
I loved these skirts when I bought them but for some reason they don’t seem to lie flat when I wear them which I disappointing.
Did you buy anything cool over the summer?
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Random haul!

Ok so this post was meant to go up before I went on holiday but I put up other posts instead, sorry. Anyway this is the other stuff that I bought for my holiday (the other stuff I bought is in my Primark haul here) so here is a lovely haul for you :D

Black dress from New Look – £9.99
Everyone needs a black dress. I’ve never owned a black dress before but I was in New Look and my Mum pointed it out to me and I fell in love with it when I tried it on, so  bought it!
Mint coloured top from H+M - £6.99
I thought that this would be really handy in America as it’s thin and loose and it did end up keeping me nice and cool on holiday.
Royal blue coloured top from H+M - £6.99
This is the same as the other one but in royal blue.
Leopard print vest top from H+M - £3.99
I LOVE leopard print so I had to buy this top!
Stripy vest top from H+M - £3.99
This is the same as the other vest top but stripy.
Hoop earings from Peacock - £1.50
I’m not really a fan of Peacock, but I did pop in and I saw that there were some really cool pieces of jewellery on sale so I had to buy them! These earings are so cool, I have to admit that I can’t see myself wearing them an awful lot however I think they’ll be fun for some special occasions.
Flower earings from Peacock - £3.50
Again these were on sale and I think that they are absolutely stunning! I’ve already worn them loads!!!
Bodycon dress from Apricot - £10
This was on sale and my Sister and Mum picked it out for me. I have never worn bodycon dresses because I feel that they amplify EVERY lump and bump I have, however I bought it for three reasons 1. My Mum and sister said I looked good in it 2. I think I need to get out my comfort zone once in a while and 3. My Mum offered to buy it for me ;D I have now worn it a couple of times and I do love it now!
I hope that you have enjoyed this quick haul! I have one more after this with the stuff that I bought on holiday, but after that I think I need to stop buying things or I’ll end up bankrupt before I’m even 18!
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Big bun without a doughnut

This is not a hairstyle that I do often as it can be time consuming, however I was really proud of how this turned out so I thought I’d share with you how I did it. I do have to say that the way I do this style will probably only work on long hair.

Firstly, I find that I can’t make a really big bun with freshly washed hair so starting with hair that’s a day or two old works best. I start by brushing my hair in to a pony tail, bearing in mind that where the pony tail sits is going to end up being the centre of the bun.

This is the step that determines a good bun from a great bun. Taking sections from the pony tail back comb it. Really get in to it and create layers of hair. The aim is not to create a mattered mess (Although it kind of looks like that) the aim is to build up a big mass of hair that you can work with and style.

Next, once you've backcombed all the sections of hair, take all the hair and twist it (as though you’re doing a small twisted bun) around into the shape of a bun. It usually takes me at least 3 attempts until I get it right. Then Use bobby pins to secure it in place an fix any other bits around the edge.

Finally to jazz this look up a bit I added the flower band around it (featured in this haul)

Hopefully you enjoyed this post and will try out this look!

What hairstyles have you been trying out this summer? 

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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Primark haul!

I went shopping in oxford recently and I wanted to share what I bought with you. I bought quite a lot so I’ve split it up into two hauls this one is a Primark haul and the other one is everything else I bought (can you tell what is my favourite shop)!


Shoes - £8
I didn’t have a pair of smart shoes and I saw these in Primark for only £8 and I had to buy them! They also look great with a bright coloured nail varnish on your toes because it just peeps out.

Flower band for a bun - £2
I love the look of flowers in peoples hair, I think it looks so girly, but I’m not confident enough to wear the big head bands so I thought that flowers around a bun would look equally as pretty and is easier to wear. Plus when I’m on holiday it will be hot so I’ll probably wear a bun because it gets my hair off my shoulders and this band will make them look fancier.

Bow hair clip - £1.50
I don’t know why I bought this but it looks really pretty and I will definitely be wearing it on my holiday.

Necklace - £3

This necklace looks so cool and for only £3 who could resist?

Top - £4
Originally my sister picked this out and when I saw it on her in the changing room I had to try it on and she kindly said that I could get it :D . It looks really cool over a white strappy top with denim shorts!

Shorts - £10
I only really wear normal denim shorts but I thought that I would go out of my comfort zone and buy these patterned shorts.

Shorts - £10
I bought these for the same reason as the previous ones. I love them both and they look great with bright coloured tops.

Checked top - £8
I love this top I just grabbed it on the way to the changing room and I’m so glad that I did. It looks amazing with the black short that I bought. I don’t know how but it looks dressed up and casual both at the same time.

2 White tops - £2 each
I never usually wear white as it makes me look really washed out however with a tan (mostly fake I admit) I look good in white tops. I bought two because they get stained easily especially when wearing sun cream and in holiday it’s hard to wash things, plus they were only £2 each!

Black shorts - £3
Black shorts go with anything, they hide dirt, they are flattering and they were only £3… do I need to say any more?!

I hope you enjoyed this post :D I love watching and reading hauls, especially Primark ones because Primark doesn’t have a website.
Have you bought anything from primark recently?
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Monday, 4 August 2014

My First Haul!

Ok first of all I'm really sorry that I haven't posted in ages. I was doing really well at posting regularly then I had to do a 4 week induction into year 13 and I got lots of homework but I’m back and I’m going to be posting regularly again. I don’t think that I’ve ever done a haul before so this will be my first one! Basically I did a bit of waitressing at a wedding so had some money to spend for once when I went shopping for some bits and bobs for my holiday. I do have lots of other things that I bought separately but they will be in another haul.

Sunglasses from Matalan - £1.50
On holiday sunglasses are essential so I picked these out and amazingly they were on sale so naturally I had to buy them!

Necklace and earing set from Matalan - £4
I  LOVE this colour so when I saw this necklace and earing set I had to buy it! And it was soooo cheap as well which was a bonus. I always thought that Matalan jewellery was a bit frumpy but either I have been wrong all these years or they have got better, because the jewellery was gorgeous but I wanted to save some money for jewellery in other shops.

Butterfly necklace from Superdrug - £4
 I don’t know if this is just me but I never knew that Superdrug sold jewellery! But its soooo pretty and cheap as well. I’ve been trying to wear more necklaces recently because I think they look so pretty, the only thing with this one is that I think the gold might start to rub off as I start wearing it more.

Leopard print grips from New Look - £2.50
I bought a pack of three grips like this last year and I loved them but two of them broke so I thought these would be a good replacement (plus I’m in love with leopard print!)

Earing from Superdrug - £6
Before I bought these I only had simple little gem stud earrings and I thought that these look adorable especially the ladybird once, so of course I had to buy them!

St. Moriz tanning Mit and instant tan from Body Care – I can’t remember how much they were and the receipt has gone missing but together they weren’t more than £10
 I never use instant tan, I always go for gradual tan so I bought this to give it a try because my sister has it and I’ve borrowed it a few times. I have super fair skin so I can only use one coat at a time but so far I’m quite enjoying it. Unfortunately the mit seems to have vanished so hopefully it will turn up soon, fingers crossed.

Face masks from super drug – 3 for 2 which worked out around £2
I’ve recently started loving having baths and I like to put on a face mask while in the bath so I thought I’d try these out

Blue dress from New Look - £10
I absolutely love this dress. The lace in the middle is in just the right place that it extenuates my slim waist and hides my larger bum and thighs haha! Its also the sort of dress that you can dress up or dress down depending on the occasion

Blue crop top from New Look - £7.99
I love wearing a crop top with a skated skirt because I think that it looks so flattering on me so I thought I buy another short top to wear on holiday. Also I love the way this shade of blue looks on me!

Caramelised chocolate sunflower seeds from a small shop called grape Tree - £4.50

These tasted amazing! I know that these are in no way good for you but I tried to convince myself that the seeds were good for you and the coco bean in the chocolate counted as one of your 5 a day!
Hope you enjoyed this haul and I think that there are two more on the way for you if I can find the time to write them! I learnt a few things while doing this one like 1. Cut the ladles off things before taking the pictures and 2. Write down where everything came from and their prices so that you don’t forget. So hopefully the next two will be better!
Have you bought anything cool this summer?
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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Favourite Quotes #2

One of my most well received posts on my blog is my favourite quotes post so I thought I'd do an updated version!

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'If you've never fallen off your horse you haven't been riding long enough.'

This reminds me that everyone fails at some point and also reminds me that I should constantly try to push myself to achieve greater despite the fear of failing.

'Think of your inner voice as a radio station playing inside your head. You can change the channel; this is your radio and you can choose what you want to listen to. Be sure to tune in to an empowering and uplifting network rather than a negative or depressing one.'

This was from an article in the You magazine written by Sharron Lowe. The whole article was inspirational; however this quote was the best. It's about having a positive mental attitude and how you have the power to influence your thoughts and as a result change your future for the better.

'If the facts don't fit the story, change the facts' -Albert Einstein

In a way you can relate this to life; if things in your life aren't going great or aren't making you happy, then change them!

'Looking at yourself in the mirror isn't exactly a study of life' - Lauren Bacall
I really love this quote as I think that sometime people get too focused on the way they look rather than realising that your personality is much more important.

'If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door' - Milton Berle
This kind of has the same implications that Einstein’s quote does; you hae the power to change out comes simply by taking opportunities.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Tuesday Beauty Tip #9

This is my penultimate ‘Tuesday Beauty Tip’ and as you can probably tell by this tip I’m running a bit thin on inspiration! Anyway this was the best that I could come up with. When I wake up early in the morning my eyes are often quite puffy so I can’t do my make up (which is what I usually do first in the morning). So I always set my alarm clock for 30 minutes before I have to be up and I force myself not to go back to sleep. To make sure I don’t go back to sleep I dedicate the first 30 mins of weekdays to watching Hollyoaks on catch-up. This gives both my face and mind to wake up!
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tuesday Beauty Tip #8

I've recently started to fill in my eyebrows every now and then and I've found that I've started to become a perfectionist when I do. The hairs on my eyebrows are not very well behaved so I've come up with this tip myself. I heard that spraying hairspray onto your brows helps them to stay in place (that is its job after all)  however I found that you couldn't get good accuracy when I did that, in that ended up spraying hairspray directly into my eye. To help with this I spray the hairspray onto a mascara wand thingamajig then use that to help sort out my brows.

If you also have any beauty tips then I'd love to hear them!
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Sephora Nail Varnish review

I was on holiday in France and on one of the days I had to stay in the chalet and revise (boo) while my family went shopping. They asked me if there was anything that I wanted and said that I would like a burgundyish (if thats even a word) nail varnish, and this is what they came up with and I thought that i would do a quick review...


  • It only needed ONE coat!!! The pigment really was amazing!
  • The nail varnish was touch dry within less than 5 minutes
  • The colour is really nice as well
  • They last quite a while without chipping

  • Although it was touch dry I'm less that 5 minutes it took a lot longer to become fully dry (even 3 hours after painting them I got hair lines in them when I went to bed!)
  • I know it's a really dark colour so I should expect it, but even with a base coat on it still stained my nails a reddish colour :(

Overall though it was a really good product! I can forgive it for staining my nails, that's the price you have to pay for awesome nails! And I can forgive it for taking forever to fully dry, but if I was wearing it for a special occasion I would probably put it on the day before to be on the safe side.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday Beauty Tip #7

Lately I've been feeling really tired. I think I was stressing over my exams, so as a result I wasn't sleeping as well as usual :( . I've found that this tip has really helped me! It sounds a bit crazy but it actually really helps. In the morning if I'm feeling a  bit tired I fill the bath room sink with cold water then... wait for it... I submerge my face in it! This really helps to waken up myself as well as my face and its really refreshing!  
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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tuesday Beauty Tip #6

I picked up on this tip a while back when I was searching for a way to speed up my nails drying. After you’ve finished painting your nails, submerge (what a cool word) them in cold water. I’ve found that this tip is not 100% effective, in that I doesn’t dry them completely, however it does speed the drying process.

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Friday, 30 May 2014


OMG I went to see McBUSTED the other day with my friends in Bournemouth and they were amazing!!!  So I thought that I would share with you what I wore on my face and on my body… slightly weird way of explaining it but oh well! So here we go!

  • Collection Concealer | Fair 1
  • Simple Light Moisturiser
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Classic Beige
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation | Light Porcelain
  • NYC Mosaic Face Powder Translucent Highlighter Glow
  • Bourjois Blusher | Golden Rose
  • So Suzan pure luminiser

I started with a layer moisturiser because I have really dry skin then applied a layer of the foundation to smooth out my skin, then covered up any blemished with the Collection concealer. Next on the tops of my cheeks and my brow bones I used the highlighter and then went around the edge of my face and under my cheek bones with the Rimmel concealer to contour because this is slightly darker than my natural skin tone(I currently don’t own a bronzer which is why I used this). I then set this all with the face powder and finally used the blusher on the apples of my cheeks.

  • L’oreal Volume Million Lashes  
  • collection fast stroke eyeliner
  • MUA Eyeliner | Rich Brown
  • Avon Eye Primer | Light Beige
  • W7 Naked Nudes Eye shadow palette
  • MUA Undressed Eye shadow Palettes

Wow this is my most favourite bit of the whole look! I prepped my eyelids with the primer then used the MUA eye shadows on my eye lids. I started with Shade 4 over the whole of the lid with a tiny bit of shade 2 in the inner corners. Next on the outer 2/3 of my lids I used Shade 6 (My favourite colour in the palette), then put a mix of shade 7 and 8 on the outer 1/3 and in the crease. Finally from that palette I used a bit of shade 11 under my eyes. I then used  a thin layer of the liquid eyeliner on my top lid ( I was too scared to do a wing) I also used the pencil eyeliner on my water line. I Used the Mascara on my top and bottom lashes. Finally I used the darkest shade on the W7 palette to quickly fill in my eyebrows.

  • kiko super gloss 105
Yeah then I just used this lip gloss.

My friends and I had tickets for the standing area so I had to wear comfortable clothing that was cool as it gets really hot in there. I got the top, shoes and cardigan from Primark and the jeans from the New Look.

So there you go, I had such an amazing day and I really enjoyed getting ready! Hope you enjoyed this post!

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P.S. Sorry for not posting in a while, I’ve had a load of exams L I only have two more to go and I can't wait for them to all be over!