Saturday, 26 October 2013

Collective Haul

What could be more therapeutic than shopping? The only trouble after is having the guts to look at your bank statement, these are just a few of the things I picked up over the last 3 weeks! It's a lot less than usual but it's still something. 

Having hear such great review about the Loreal Matte Magique it was about time I put trying it out to the test. Trying to find the lightest colour possible proved to be an up most nightmare beyond belief! from swatching it on the side of my face I feel that this is the closest possible match. 

I'm a huge sucker for Lush and always have been. From just passing by in the street I just have to go in and see what takes my fancy and his time 'Big Blue' and 'Lord of Misrule' stood out!

Tartan is all over the catwalk, in the shops, and in all the magazines, its the latest crave right now. But I have been a lover of this trend for years and to finally to have found a snood that i actually like I was over joyed! 

I have shopped in New Look for as long as I can remember, but lately I haven't been inclined to buy anything as nothing stood out for me. But what's that phrase? 'If you succeed at first, try and try again!'

Anything shabby chic I see and I'm sold strait away! Plus what better, this owl is not just an owl. Its a Owl Candle.. what could be more adorable?!

Peacocks is not a shop I usually venture into as there isn't one local to me but whenever I pop in there are always little jems that work there way into my possession.

Happy Shopping Fellow Shopaholics!

Friday, 18 October 2013

What I Got For My Birthday!

So earlier this month a very crazy thing happened.. I got one year older! Yes October is my birthday month, and as such I thought it would be nice to show you all what I got. I love these posts on other blogs mostly because I am rather nosey but don't tell anyone!

I'm a huge lover of Cath Kidston its no lie, and to have a look-a-like satchel I am just over the moon!

Every year my mother always gets my some sort of joke present and this year it happens to be pegs in the shape of birds! Although I'm just thinking it was a a hint to start hanging stuff up in my room and not leave them on the floor *big cheeky smile*.

Since I first heard 'I Kissed A Girl' in 2008, I have been in love with Katy Perry! And to receive her perfume I just over the moon.

Me? Your bought me a scarf!? With owls on? I LOVE YOU! 

Happy Shopping Fellow Shopaholics!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Review

If your the kind of person that's want to dress like your worth a million pounds but don't want to spend a fortune. Then making your nails a statement with Sally Hansens new Gem Crush line of nail polishes is the best way to start. 

Providing instant glam and a full coverage glitter formula turns your nails into jewellery that stays on no matter what.

Full-coverage formula ... Multi-color reflectivity ... Seal with top coat for extra shine

The low down?:

Shake gently. Apply 2-3 coats. For easier removal, use any acetone-based nail enamel remover and hold a saturated cotton ball on the nail for 10 seconds before wiping. This should help the polish and make removal easier.

Sally Hansens Gem Crush nail polish in 01 Showgirl Chic.

For the full range of products Click Here.

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

A Bit of Baking

For most people recipes are a strict set of rules to be followed carefully and accurately. But for me I see them more as guide lines and notes on how to take something already made and make it your own by a few little ulcerations. For the past week or so I have been temptations to bake something apple related, and after scouring the recipe book and Internet for inspiration there was nothing that took my fancy.. Until, I looked at our copy of 'Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook', finding a cherry cake that looked delicious and easy enough to tamper with. So off to the local markets to pick up some well needed ingredients! 

What your seeing here is an 'Apple and Honey Cake' of my own creation, any chance I get I will be baking away and creating explosions of flavour that will send your taste buds flying! 

Happy Shopping Fellow Shopaholics! 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Chlorine and Your Hair

For the past couple of months now I have been to my local swimming pool at least 3 times a week. Mainly to get back into an exercise routine and lets face it, splashing around in the pool and trying to touch the very bottom! 

The biggest things about swimming that puts me off is how it effects my hair. The chemicals used in public swimming pools are used to kill bacteria that can breed in the water and cause illness but these same chemicals can also cause your hair to become dry give you a crowning head of a frazzled frizz. If your is coloured or bleached the chemicals can discolour the hair, turning it green. 

Taking just a few easy steps you are able to protect your hair from all the chemicals when going to a the swimming pool.

Tip 1: 
Wet your hair with tap water before entering the swimming pool. 
As your hair is now wet with clean water is less likely to absorb the swimming pool chemicals.

Tip 2:
Tie your hair up out of the way. 
This will help to keep the majority of your hair dry and by also tying it up it can prevents the loose hair from floating into the pool and clogging the pool filter.

Tip 3:
Wear a swimming cap. 
Swimming caps can protect the pool and your hair, for the best results I would recommend a silicone cap as it protect the hair and allows your head to breathe.

Tip 4:
Apply hair conditioner before getting into the swimming pool. 
Applying a hair conditioner before you enter the pool is an added bonus for your hair to absorb more 'good stuff' for your hair rather than off of the chemicals.

Tip 5:
Shampoo hair strait after leaving the swimming pool. 
Showering and shampooing your hair immediately after leaving the pool, makes sure that chemicals are not allowing themselves to cling onto you making it dry on the skin and hair.

Tip 6:
Condition your hair. Hair conditioner helps to keep your crowning glory in peak shape at all times. A deep conditioning treatment adds moisture and shine to hair.

Tip 7:
Buy a clarifying shampoo.
Shampoos, such as Aloe Rid by Nexxus and Shampoo Three by Paul Mitchell, as by far the best for removing chemicals and impurities from the hair. Although do keep in mind that clarifying shampoos are designed only for occasional use and not everyday use.

Tip 8:
A deep conditioning treatment weekly. 
For best results ask your hair stylist for recommendations. I personally swear by Serie Expert by L'Oreal Professional Intense Repair Masque Pot it is perfect for you if you suffer from dry, damaged & chemically treated hair, heat damaged hair and split ends. It's only £13.99 on Amazon but I am sure there are cheaper sites to find it on.

I hope you all found these little tips helpful on keeping your hair is good condition and not letting it get damaged by chemicals! If you have any more hand-know-alls please leave them down below.

Happy Shopping Fellow Shopaholics"

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Love, Lies and Lizzie

When thrifting in my local charity shops I am always looking in the book selves for a late night read. Books can range from as little as 50p to £2, in some charity shops however they do deal's on you '3 books for £1' and so on and so forth.. So it's always worth looking! You can find books that retail for £9.99 for the cut down price of £1, BARGAIN!

Love, Lies and Lizzie is a 21st Century adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 

The Plot:
Lizzie Bennet, who has just dumped her boyfriend Toby. Lizzie's sister, Jane is surprised by it, because Toby is crazy about Lizzie. After that, Mrs Bennet tells her daughters that the family is moving to the new house at Priory Park. The five sisters do not feel good there at first, but soon they get involved in parties and James Darcy's life.

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Exiting Any Car Like A Lady

Getting out of the car may seem like the easiest thing you can do, but when wearing a mini skirt paired with skyscraper heels it can be one of the most difficult things. Just knowing the basics can help you get over the hurdle.

Step 1: Prepare your clothing... 
Before you even open the door, get your skirt or dress ready for your exit.
If your wearing a short skirt make sure you are covered by pulling down the material as far as you can.
If your wearing a long skirt, dress or have a train make sure it is covering your knees and push any extra material to the middle of the car, so you don't fall over it whilst getting out.

Step 2: Opening the door...
Open the door as far as you can stretch your arm.
Try not to lean out the vehicle whilst opening the door, but make sure it's open far enough that you can exit gracefully.
(If your date/chauffeur opens the door for you, all the better)

Step 3: Getting out (part 1)
Keeping your kness together put your feet on the ground whilst swivelling your hips and upper body towards the door.
Use your hands to help you out by placing one on the seat beside you pushing you up and the other holding down either your skirt or steadying yourself whilst getting up.

Step 4: Getting out (part 2) 
Dipping your head as you get out, so you don't hit your head on the car door with embarrassment. 
Making sure your feet are firmly on the ground with a steady grip, before stepping away from the car. 

Happy Shopping Fellow Shopaholics!