Saturday, 25 May 2013

What I bought #2


As I said in my last post I went to the Trafford Centre the other day with my boyfriend, so this is just a haul post so I can show you all what I bought :)

 1/ Blue floral bra - Asda £4 2/ Pink bra - Asda £4 (similar)
3/ Bleach ankle grazer jean - Dorothy Perkins £28

These are the clothing items I bought. I've gone up a bra size recently (finally) so treated myself to some new bras (that actually fit) from Asda. I've splurged out in the past on La Senza etc bra's but it does my head in when I spend like £20+ on a bra and love it, then when I put it in the wash it goes out of shape. I heard one of my girlfriends go on about how much she loved Asda bras and how comfy they are so thought I'd go for them this time. These two were only £4 each, I've worn and washed the blue one and it's amazingly comfy and hasn't gone out of shape yet so I can't fault them whatsoever. The jeans are just light denim ankle grazers that have a few rips down the leg, most of my jeans are either black or indigo so I went for some lighter ones for summer. They're stretch denim as well so hopefully they'll be comfy when it's warm.

 1/ Owl bracelet - Forever 21 £3.15  2/ Pastel pink cross necklace - Forever 21 £2ish
3/ Cosmetic brush set - Forever 21 £3.90

Next I went into forever 21 and picked up these three things. I've never seen any clothes in there that I like, I think some of the stuff looks really cheap for the price but that's just me, I'm super fussy about clothes. However, the jewellery is so nice and so cheap, it's like a better version of Primark! The quality is really good too the bracelet is really heavy and well made. For £3 it's an absolute bargain. I haven't worn the necklace yet, but I'm sure it'll be in an outfit post at some point this summer. 
Also, I saw these cosmetic bushes by the till as I was paying for my jewellery. I kind of went off the quality of the jewellery, and assumed they'd be really good even though they were cheap, and I was so right. In the past I've payed around £7 just for a foundation brush (which is ridiculous, I know) and I'm gutted now I've discovered these. They're not the BEST quality but I always end up losing mine so I'd rather pay less.

1/ Revlon nearly naked powder in Fair - Superdrug £7.99  
2/ Palmer's cocoa butter - Superdrug £1.50 (travel size)
3/ Look Fat Lips! lipstick in snog - Superdrug £6
4/ Revlon just bitten kissable balm in Rendez-Vous - Superdrug £7.99

Top - Revlon just bitten balm 
Bottom - Look fat lips! balm

I saw Superdrug had 3 for 2 on all cosmetics so of course I had to buy something (or a few things!) I was first drawn to a brand I'd never hear of before 'Look' and I saw this tinted lip balm stick thingy, it kind of reminded me of the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I also wanted to try some Revlon make up as I've never owned any of their range either. I was drawn to their tinted lip balm too and when I saw this coral shade I couldn't resist buying it, seriously it's such an amazing colour. As you can see in the swatches (above) they're not like lipstick the colour is slightly transparent and really light, perfect for wearing every day. 
After seeing the advert for the Nearly Naked foundation with Emma Stone in it I wanted to try their powder foundation, she looks absolutely gorgeous in it! I also just picked up this travel sized bottle of Palmers Cocoa butter near the till simply because it smelled like chocolate (oops!).

And that's everything I bought! Hope you liked my haul :)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

First OOTD!

Hey guys.

My first ever outfit post, Scary! I went to the Trafford Centre on Monday with my boyfriend as I haven't been in over a year and kinda missed the place (now I remember why I didn't go, too many angry women with buggies!) For those of you who don't know, the Trafford Centre is just a big Shopping Centre in Manchester, nothing too exciting. Anyway this is what I wore;

1// Dress - Topshop £26 2// Parka - Topshop £60 3// Belt - Primark £3 
4// Socks - Topshop - £3.50 5// Boots - New Look £59.99

I look soo awkward and my clothes are all messed up, but in my defence it's my first outfit of the day post. Suppose it takes a while to get used to posing in front of a camera. Promise I'll try harder next time ha! It was a pretty cold day so I layered the dress up a bit with some Opaque tights and my big Parka jacket. The boots are my fave purchase of this year, they look good with literally everything and are sooo comfy! Also think they'll look great in the summer with pretty dresses and some light coloured socks.

We went for lunch at Gourmet Burger which was yummy but I forgot to get a picture (still not used to this blogging malarky) however I managed to snap a picture of my boyfriend looking unnaturally happy about getting a sprite. 

**His shirt is Pretty Green for anyone who's interested

Please comment and let me know if my post was awful or not and what I need to improve on, would help me out loads! 

 P.s Will put up my Trafford Centre haul up ASAP

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Giveaway winner!!!

So my giveaway has ended and the winner is.....

Claire S

Congratulations Claire, I'll be sending your prize out shortly!

I'd just like to say thank you to anybody and everybody who took the time to even look at my blog. I'm so grateful, I absolutely love blogging and the fact that people actually want to read my rubbish makes me so happy I can't even explain! You're all the best!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Kukee Jewellery

I've wanted some midi/knuckle rings for aages! (I say this about everything, I know). I had a look for some in Topshop but I couldn't find any plain ones and the ones they did have were around £6, but I'm cheap and don't think I can part with £6 for just 1 ring haha! Then I remembered Kukee jewellery, I've bought a few things from them before, I love the shop because it's all really quirky and well made, but affordable at the same time. They do all sorts of jewellery starting from just £1. I only bought 2 things this time but thought I'd blog about them anyway.

 1/ 4 midi rings £4
2/ Friendship bracelet £1 (sold out)

**Nail Polish - Essie in Bikini So Teeny
I love the midi rings they're so simple but look really pretty at the same time. Also love how you can wear them with literally anything. Only downside I'd say is that they're pretty small, I don't have particularly fat fingers, in fact I'd say they were quite skinny, but I can only fit the rings on my pinky and 4th finger, and even then they're still quite tight. There's no option to buy a larger size either, which is slightly disappointing. I'll still wear them on my smaller fingers anyway so there's no money wasted! The bracelets just a basic thread friendship bracelet, I probably buy about 10 new ones every year because I like to wear several on my wrist and sometimes one on my ankle but I always seem to lose them! 

What do you think of my purchases?

P.s. I contacted the winner of my giveaway but got no reply so I have contacted a second winner, please check your Emails because it could be you!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

May wishlist!

Today's gonna be a busy day so I've only got time to do a quick wishlist, that sounds awful I'm sorry but I've got to nip back to Liverpool for a meeting (booooo!). Anyway, this is my may wishlist! I'll probably buy most of these things over the next couple of weeks as I haven't splurged in a while and I've wanted them for ages! 
May wishllist

1/ Vivienne Westwood Pale Pink Orb Studs £85
2/ Glossybox subscription
3/ Mac blusher £15.30 - Debenhams
4/ Nose Ring £2.95 - Amazon
5/ Pale Pink Converse £43 - Schuh 
6/ Pastel Violet Satchel £86 - Zatchels
7/ Ombre Hair Extensions - Beauty works

I've been reading a lot of peoples blogs recently who are subscribers to Glossybox and I find it so exciting that you get new beauty products delivered to your door every month! Especially as its so cheap, it's £10 per month (plus p+p) and I've seen some boxes where the value of the products inside is in excess of £50!

Pastels are very in this summer which is why I've added pastel pink Converse and a Pastel Lilac Zatchel to my wishlist. I currently only have black Converse which I absolutely LOVE, they literally go with any outfit and are sooo comfy so I've decided I want a summery pair too!

I'm still a huge fan of Ombre/Dip dyed hair. It makes a massive difference but isn't as drastic as bleaching the whole of your hair! I'm still undecided if I want Ombre extensions or whether to get my own hair Ombre'd, but I definitely want something doing, my hairs so plain!

What's on your wishlist?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Loreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar cleansing water

Hello again!

So I know recently a LOT of bloggers have been going mad for Bioderma Crealine TS H2O Micelle Solution. It's got a super posh name but it's basically a make up remover for sensitive skin. I've been dying to try it because I've got ridiculously sensitive skin and anything I've used so far have just irritated it, but at £5 for a measly 100ml I really couldn't justify it, especially on a students budget. Then I came across a review on Mez Made Up where she compared Bioderma, Etat Pur and L'oreal cleansing waters, and it convinced me to buy L'oreal's version.

L'oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution - £4.99 for 200ml 
(currently buy-one-get-one free at Tesco)

It claims on the back of the bottle that it is a makeup remover, toner and skin soother all in one and can be used on eyes, lips and face, even the most sensitive ones. It has no smell and definitely does feel like water on your face. I used Simple make-up remover to remove my make-up, then used the cleansing water afterwards to show how much extra dirt is gets of that other products cannot (picture below)

As you can see there is still a lot of extra make up that was left on my face by the other product (sorry it's so disgusting). However, it does prove that it's a very good make up remover. It also left my face feeling very moisturised, unlike other toners which tend to dry out my skin an awful lot! I don't know how it compares to Bioderma's cleansing water but if you're on a budget I think this stuff is great and will definitely be replacing my Simple make up remover.

Have you ever tried L'oreal's cleansing water? What do you think?

P.s. Only 3 hours left to enter my giveaway!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013



Just a quick post, I've been so busy visiting my sister today so I haven't had time to do a proper post, sorry! Just wanted to let you guys know I've just created an Instagram account as I'm always taking pictures of stuff while I'm out and never have time to put them all on my blog! If you'd like to follow me, just click on the Instagram button below or on my sidebar to the right. Also, if you've got an Instagram account please leave a link below so I can follow you back!

I'll hopefully have a review of L'oreal's Purifying Micellar Solution (rip off of Bioderma's) up on here tomorrow when I've got some spare time.

Thanks for reading!

P.s Only one day left to enter my giveaway. Eee, I'm so excited to pick a winner!

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