Sunday, 14 September 2014

AW14 handbag picks

I always associate September with a fresh start, when I was at school a new academic year would mean new stationary, new uniform, new bag. A new season is just beginning, the weather feels crisp and, similar to January, it feels like a second chance. The end of Summer means I can't keep carrying around a bright coral tote, and it's a great excuse to spoil myself with a new bag! Here's a few of my favourite bags this season.

1.H&M handbag, 2.Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Tote, 3.Topshop Smart Crossbody bag, 4.Kurt Geiger Saffiano London Tote

Saturday, 13 September 2014

my holiday to zante

At the end of August I was lucky enough to jet off to Zante for a week with my boyfriend; I love my job but it was my first time off that was longer than a weekend since I'd started over six months ago, so I spent the majority of the week having some well needed relaxation and eating my weight in feta cheese! The weather was amazing, over 35 degrees, I can't stand these colder climes in the UK so it was such a treat, I have a serious case of holiday blues now!
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How were your holidays guys? Anyone else wish they were still on the beach now the nights are getting darker?

Thursday, 31 October 2013

A chilly beach day

Yesterday, my sister, brother-in-law and their daughter came to visit from London so my dad, other sister and brother-in-law, their two children and I decided to go out for lunch and have a beach day! I don't often see my oldest sister as she lives so far down south, so it was really nice to all have some proper family time together!
We went to a lovely restaurant overlooking the sea, I had lasagne, chips and a fruity salad which was absolutely gorgeous. The portions were huge and I couldn't finish mine but now I'm wishing I had!

 Cake! My favourite...

Now I'm not going to lie, it wasn't exactly ideal weather for a beach day...

But I warmed up with a hot chocolate! Hope you're all having a great Halloween!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The 90s Tag

I saw this tag on someone's blog recently and thought it would be really fun to do. I was born in 1991 so I'm a true 90s child...this makes me feel so old haha!

1.Favourite Disney film?
I loveeeed Disney princess films when I was a kid, but my all time favourite was Sleeping Beauty, it's still my favourite now. I was terrified of Malificent though and rather randomly, my mum somehow ended up getting me a huge cardboard cut out of her, her eyes even flashed red and I was terrified!

2.Favourite music artist?
It's got to be the Spice Girls, Baby Spice was my favourite and I remember watching Spice World over and over, singing along! I loved the Vengaboys and S Club 7 too.

3.Favourite candy/sweeties?
Ooh I'm not sure about this one because a lot of 90s sweets are still around now. I loved Wispa bars though and still do now, and my Dad would always give me and my sisters £1 to get a mix up on weekends, pretty exciting when you're 7!

4.Favourite game (board game, school game etc)
I loved board games growing up, and I still do now haha, I'm a sucker for Monopoly and Cluedo. My family would always play these around Christmas time and the competitiveness was terrible, cue the board being thrown! I wasn't really a fan of Playstation games etc, I preferred to go outside and make up an imaginary game haha, but I remember when The Sims first came out I was addicted, I'd spend whole days sitting in front of the computer building houses.

5.Favourite McDonald's Happy Meal toy?
Aww being taken to McDonald's on a Saturday was always the best treat, except for the time my Dad poured sugar all over our chips thinking it was salt! I used to love my Happy Meal toys but I can't really remember a lot of them other than the TY Beanie Babies which were cute, and some Disney princess figurines. 

6.Favourite book?
I love reading and always have from a young age. My favourite books were The Sleepover Club series; I was so excited when it came out as a TV show but it was slightly disappointing. I grew up with Harry Potter too, which are still some of my favourite books. I was ill in bed with chickenpox one day and my mum suggested I read Harry Potter, I literally couldn't put it down and I've been a huge fan since.

7.Favourite clothing store?
I don't remember there being a lot of choice when it came to clothing stores for kids in the 90s, but I do remember Tammy Girl. In hindsight I had the worst fashion sense, I don't know why my parents let me leave the house sometimes!

8.Favourite Nick Jr show?
I definitely didn't have Nick Jr back in the day, I don't even think I had Nickelodeon a lot of the time unless it was a trial month (those were truly exciting times haha!). I loved The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Lab though.

9.What would you watch when you got home from school?
Oh too many shows to remember to be honest! I loved Art Attack, Fingertips, As Told By Ginger, Sabrina, Saved By The Bell, The Amanda Show, Hey Arnold..the list goes on! Saturday night TV was the best though, we'd all gather round and watch Blind Date and then Stars In Their Eyes.

I loved doing this tag, it brought back so many memories! I always wonder how I managed without the internet as a kid but this goes to show it wasn't needed to have fun!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A/W13 Skincare Wishlist

Hey sweeties! Sorry I've not blogged in a couple of weeks, I've been super busy on a job hunt but I've actually found one pretty easily and start in two weeks! I'm really looking forward to it and I'm already planning how to spend my first pay check! 
In Winter even my oily skin feels a little dry and dehydrated so I like to take extra care of it and use products that really moisturise and hydrate my skin. I was always a bit wary of using any heavy/oil based products on my skin as I thought they'd cause break outs but some oils can be incredibly beneficial and make my skin feel fab. I've opted for some more moisturising products in this wishlist than I'd normally use, to try and combat that dry/tight feeling Winter gives my skin.

Friday, 11 October 2013

NOTD: Barry M - Cappucino

I'm loving another Autumnal shade by Barry M today, which is number 341, Cappucino. I'm really enjoying wearing darker, more Autumnal colours on my nails lately, it's nice to step away from the bright pinks I constantly have on my nails during Summer. The consistency of this nail polish is a little bit thin but I think it varies with Barry M. I have two coats on my nails in these pictures and the colour is super glossy. I find Barry M polishes brilliant for staying put, they rarely chip on me, I'm more likely to get bored of the colour and/or start picking the polish off..such a bad habit!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

lush: bubblegum lip scrub review

I bought this lip scrub last December from Lush for £5.50, which many people have expressed is a lot to spend on an item which is essentially just sugar, and I fell in love with it instantly... 

I did think it was a little overpriced, but after using it for the first time I could completely justify it. Firstly, it smells like my all time favourite Lush product, Snow Fairy, which smells just like Christmas to me, and I stock up on their limited edition shower gel every year. Gorgeous scent aside, this product really does work! It made my lips feel amazingly soft after just one use and keeps them in tiptop condition if used regularly. I use this every night before bed before applying a layer of Vaseline and always wake up with the softest lips! It's one of my favourite products to use in Autumn and Winter when the cold weather really dries out my lips, and the best part is, after scrubbing your lips with this you can simply lick it off, and it tastes as good as it smells!

Have you used this product? What did you think?