Friday, 31 August 2012

New Favourite Blush

Hello Lovelies (:

I recently went shopping with the boyfriend in Tunbridge Wells and bought my first ever make up item from Topshop! I'm a Topshop make up virgin!

[caption id="attachment_130" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Made with Insta Collage Free[/caption]I picked up a creme blush in the colour Flush, it looks quite bright but I only apply a small amount - using my finger to dab onto the apples of my cheeks and then blend. I find that it gives me a nice pop of colour and is so quick and easy to apply!I should really post a picture of me wearing it so that you are able to see the colour in action but my skin has not been looking it's best at the moment so I don't feel comfortable posting one, sorry!

I also have my eye on a few other Topshop make up products such as a lipstick in Innocent..I'll have to pick it up next time I pop in to Chester!

What is your favourite blush?

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

My First Blog Nomination - The Liebster Award

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Back at the begining of August Stephanie aka Miss Beauty Blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award, I was very happy. Being new to blogging it feels great to know that people are reading and enjoying my blog. So I want to say thank you to Stephanie for nominating me! (:

What is the Liebster Award?

'The word Liebster is German and it literally means "dearest" or "favorite". Other meanings include sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers (or friends) who deserve recognition and support for their contribution in the blogosphere.

In order to accept this prestigious award, one must abide by the list of rules.'

The five rules of the award are as follows;

  • To state 11 facts about yourself

  • To answer the 11 questions set by the blogger that nominated you as well as creating 11 new questions for the bloggers you are nominating

  • Nominate up to 11 bloggers for the award

  • Let them know you have nominated them

  • Definately NO tags back and the bloggers nominated MUST have less than 200 followers

11 Facts About Me

1. I am 5ft 4inches short

2. I have a Yorkshire Terrier called Fifi (or Fifibear)

3. I love to cook, trying out new recipes and having people over for dinner

4. Leggings are probably my most worn item of clothing

5. I don't make the tea in my house, my boyfriend does as his is better

6. I am absolutely petrified of wasps

7. I enjoy evening walks in the forest (so does Fifi)

8. Love manicured nails but hate maintaining them

9. My ideal car would be a white Range Rover Autobiography

10. My favourite film is Bride Wars

11. Watching beauty videos in bed is one of my favourite things to do

The 11 Questions Set For Me By Stephanie

1. What is your favourite place in the World?
My favourite place in the world would have to be Home. The one place you are always guaranteed a great cup of tea and a comforting cuddle!

2. What is your favourite clothing store?
I have lots but I would say River Island as I think that is where I have bought most of my clothes from over the years.

3. Do you have any unique talent?
Unfortunately I don't have a unique talent although my boyfriend says I am great a buying gifts as I'm thoughtful and always know what to pick for the person in mind.

4. Have you been watching the Olympics? If so, what's your favourite event?
I certainly did watch the Olympics and my favourite event to watch would have to be between any of the gymnastics and the men's basketball.

5. Do you have a celebrity crush? If so, who?
I wouldn't say that it was a crush but if James Atherton (plays Will Savage in Hollyoaks) asked me out I wouldn't say no!

6. What TV programme do you consider your guilty pleasure?
It has to be Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I record it on sunday night and watch it monday morning with a lovely cup of tea! Bliss!

 7. What beauty product could you not live without?
This is difficult but I think it would have to be mascara as it really opens up your eyes making you look more awake.

 8. Have you ever seen/met anybody famous?
When I was younger I met Spencer Moon (Christopher Parker) from Eastenders!

 9. What's your beauty secret?
To exfoliate your face at least once a week to help keep it soft, smooth and clear.

 10. What's your all-time favourite movie?
Bride Wars!

11. Have you ever won any major competition?
No! ):

11 Questions for my Nominees

1. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

2. Have you got a favourite meal? If so, what is it?

3. What is the first thing you do in the morning when you get up?

4. If you had to choose between summer and winter what would you choose?

5. What is your most worn nail varnish?

6. Do you have a role model? If so, who?

7. Cheese and Onion or Salt and Vinegar crisps?

8. Cats or Dogs?

9. What is your most loved make up brand?

10. Would you rather cook a sweet or savoury dish?

11. If you could hop on to a plane tomorrow where would you go and why?

My Nominees

1. Amy -PieceOfBeauty

2. Emily - FashionBeautyMyTake

3. Kelly - TheReasonableBlonde

4. Hema - PurelyBeauty

5. Danielle - MissDanielle

Please check out Stephanie's and all the nominees blogs! Thank you again to Stephanie for nominating me! (:

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Blissfully beautifully moisturised

Hello Lovelies (:

Today I'm writing a little review of a little sample I got in a Glossybox. Most of the samples I get I put into a drawer in my make up room and forget about them, just before I went away I remembered I had a few samples which would be perfect to take away with me. (I had to make sure I had room for all the clothes I was packing!) One of the products being the Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter. It was a good size sample at 50ml and the packaging is great, I find it so frustrating when you get samples and can't actually get all of the product out!

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What it says on the back 'Slather on this vibrantly-scented moisturizer from shoulders to toes (or anyplace else that's particularly parched).'
On the Bliss website it states 'Improves suppleness, firmness and smoothness, normalises skin moisture content, deeply moisturising, skin softening and naturally rejuvenating to dry skin.'

I used this when I got out of the shower in the evening, applying it from shoulder to toe like it says. It was great as it sunk into the skin quickly and did not feel greasy at all! There is nothing more annoying than trying to get dressed after moisturising and not being able to pull up your skinny jeans because your moisturiser has not sunk in. It smells good too, you wouldn't think so from the ingredients; blood orange and white pepper, it has a nice light orange smell which is not over powering with a very small hint of pepper. It kept my skin moisturised for a few days which is fantastic as I have recently used a Molton Brown moisturiser which did not keep me moisturised for very long; I put it on before going to bed and the next morning my legs felt dry!

The Bliss Body Butter is Paraben Free this means that it is less likely to irritate your skin, there have also been links between parabens and breast cancer so using this paraben free moisturiser will eliminate that link. I have to say that I absolutely love the Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Softening Lotion in Nourishing Shea Butter it keeps me moisturised for ages, but this body butter is my next favourite! You can buy a full size sample from the Bliss World website or from Debenhams at £20.50 for 200ml but I'd prefer to pay £2.99 for the Garnier Body at Boots for 250ml!

What is your favourite body moisturiser?

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Holiday OOTD #2

Hello Lovelies (:

This is a bit of a back dated post as I was not able to blog much whilst on holiday and when I came back I was spending time with family so this post is long overdue but here it is!

Shorts - Primark (old) // Top - New Look (old) // Shoes - New Look // Watch - DKNY (present) // Bracelet - Pia Jewllery (present)

This outfit was quickly thrown on in a rush to get ready for dinner, I had to find something that was going to keep me cool as it was so warm even in the evenings! As you can tell I need to sort out my wardrobe as a few of these items are old purchases!

I hope you are all enjoying your summers, and your holidays if you have been on any!

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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Holiday OOTD #1

Hello Lovelies (:

I hope you are ok, sorry I have not posted in ages! Had some family visiting a few weeks ago and then I flew to Cyprus so have been fairly busy and have not had good access to the Internet - hence my lack of appearance on twitter! Here is what I wore on the first evening of my holiday.

Dress - New Look // Belt - Came with dress // Sandals - River Island (old) // Necklace - Primark // Watch - Michael Korrs

I bought this dress a few months back in preparation for my holiday, it was £22.99 which I didn't think was bad! I enjoyed wearing it as it was light an flowing. However as you can see it was a bit too long for short me, I wished I had packed some wedges! I bought the necklace just the other week after I had seen it over on Mediamarmalade and thought it was a great piece of jewellery that would go with a lot of things in my wardrobe!

I apologise for the picture quality, I am having to take them on my Iphone at the moment!

What do you think to the outfit? Could I have paired it with something else which would have jazzed it up a bit?

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