Monday, 23 February 2015

February Beauty Haul

I don't very often base posts around what i have personally bought, but after this afternoons trip to the shops i thought i would share my beauty buys with you all.

Today i woke up not feeling too great; a sore throat and running eyes are not what i would call a nice wake-up call.  But i dosed myself up and went to work with the intention of simply returning some items to the shops afterwards.

As it always goes i ended up spending more than i got back from my returns, but my dad will be glad to know that i didn't buy anymore shoes - i didn't even look at them!!

Instead i went around buying some top-up products most i which i use frequently and a few newbies to try out. I don't spend much on my everyday make-up (Except my foundation) as i find alot of lower-end make-up brands work just as well as the higher-end.

So here are todays buys:

The pure make-up wipes are cheap and great on my skin 2 for £1 in most pound stores. 

Dove invisible dry deodorant (currently £2.33 in boots) is a relatively new discovery for me. After been fed-up of having white marks on my dark clothing my mom bought me a can to try and now i am quite happy to keep buying it. 

Seventeen stay time pressed powder (£4.49) is my go to powder, for me it works and keeps me mostly oil-free for most of the day. This is the around the third time i have purchased this product and i intend to keep purchasing it.

The other products featured; Avon lipgloss, lipstick, nail-varnish and the Seventeen WOW primer (£5.99) are my newbies. After managing to get my face decently made-up (most of the time) i decided to up my game and try a highlighter.

I ordered the Avon goodies a while ago and have never been dissatisfied by their products before so when i got these three products plus a make-up bag all for the grand total of £5.25 i couldn't resist.

Over the coming week i aim to use all of these products and hopefully the new buys will become cherished items in my everyday make-up bag.

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Valentines this year fell on a saturday which mean that my boyfriend and i spent the whole day together rather than just the evening.

Although our valentines evening did not go exactly as planned we still had a great meal and a laugh.

We spent Saturday morning/ afternoon errand running, but for a change i decided to wear a skirt ( i am very much a jeans person) This is a skirt i had been eyeing up in New Look for ages and finally decided to treat myself with my birthday money.

Skirt and jumper are both from New Look

For the evening i decided upon a simple black dress from Miss Selfridge paired with nude heels from Deichmann and a mid length grey duster coat. I also accessorised with my Pandora Bracelet and Michael Kors watch. 

Jason's Outfit is all from Topman

Beauty wise i used my current fav nail varnish from L.A. Colours and used my new bottle of Smashbox foundation along with their amazing double exposure pallet. Lipstick is Mac in Lustre.

Its been another great weekend and next weekend is the boyfriends birthday so another fun-filled weekend to come.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Turning Twenty

This post may be a few days late, but i have spent the weekend of my twentieth birthday doing quite a range of activities.

For my birthday on friday my family and i all went to Frankie and Benny's for an AMAZING meal which we all thoroughly enjoyed and stuffed ourselves silly.

i kept my outfit for the event neutral toned and well i hope quite pretty. Over the top i wore my mid-length grey coat which i have featured before on here.

I received many gorgeous presents from family and friends (Dune clutch and Next bracelet included) and a delicious cake made by my talented mother

I was also given a card by my boyfriend and told it had my present inside. I opened the card to discover that i was going quad biking at Wild Park Leisure near Derby and also staying overnight near to the town centre.

Now many people would assume quad biking is not something that i would wish to do, but it could not have been a better present. Nervous and excited i agreed to go and hoped that i would come home in one piece (i am excessively awkward when it comes to any sort of sport)

I had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience (although my boots did get wrecked in the process) Jason having experience with Motocross definitely gave him the edge when riding the quads, compared to my pretty much novice status.


After the cold and dirty quad treck we went back to our hotel to clean up and chill out for the evening. Pentahotel Derby was where we were booked to stay and i was thoroughly pleased with the sight that greeted us as we walked through the door, a very cool, quirky, indie vibe.

We went out for a meal then returned to the hotel for a few games of pool (3-1 to Jason) and some much needed drinks.

(This real candle feature is something i need in my future home)

So now as i sit at home on Sunday evening summarising my birthday weekend i am well and truly shattered, but very thankful for the all the fun i have had. 

Next weekend is valentines so we shall see what that has in store for me.