Monday, 29 April 2013

Sunshine, Lollipops & Leopards

Primark - £5
As you all know, I love a bargain & these were too cute to resist.
They were knocked down to £5 from £8 in the sale. I managed to get the last size 5 (usually I'm a 6, but they were out of stock) & they fit beautifully. Only problem is, I'm having trouble styling them.. any tips? They do look cute with a pair of black skinnies or leggins & a plain top, but I'm struggling to find any other combinations..
James is back from South Africa in 3 DAYS! Oh my gosh, I can't contain my excitement. Already planning some fun days out for us when he returns. London zoo is on my list. I went there about 4 years ago & loved it so much, so definitely a trip back is required. : D
Hope you're all well lovelies.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Life At The Moment #38

New bikini for Summer / OOTD / Cake & tea at CafĂ© Nero / Honey being cute / Necklace from Ever Ours / Elvis the lizard / FOTD / Harv on our walk / Just washed hair / NOTW / Baby just hatched / Dachshund necklace / Sleeeeeeepy / OOTD / Sunset / Honey matching my Dachshund pjs / Fishtail plait / Big cuddly heart in Brighton / Chips on the pier / Playing with Lauren / OOTD / New iphone case / NOTW #2 / Johnny our turkey.

The weekend before last, myself & the girls travelled down to Brighton for the day. It rained the entire day.. no joke! We managed to go on the pier at the beginning of the day & play some arcade games (yes we are big kids) then pottered around the shops, dodging the rain under our brightly patterned umbrellas! I managed to find the bikini that I've wanted for ages in my size in Dorothy Perkins, yay! I must have hunted for that for well over a month.. : D
Myself & Gemma are getting a manicure today for her birthday which is on Monday. Still deciding what colour to have my nails but I'm thinking a red? Or maybe a nude.. not too sure yet!

I seriously can't wait.
Hope you're all well lovelies : )

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Ring Ring.. Hello?! #2

Pack of 6 rings - £2.50 - Primark
Hey lovelies, I just wanted to show you these rings I picked up last weekend when I went shopping with the girls. I used to love wearing loads of rings but for the past 6 months, I've kept it very simple & either worn one or two rings on occasion. Anyway, I saw this pack & couldn't resist. Primark are so good for cheap jewellery, I just had to snatch them up.
Which is your favourite?
I'm loving the little Buddha & the jewelled triangle. : )

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Collection - Killer Curves

Morning lovelies. : )
Thought I'd share with you my latest purchase by Collection. I actually bought this product, not because I was curious & wanted a new mascara, but because I couldn't find my favourite one, Skylash. Does anyone know if they've stopped doing this one or it's been renamed? I can't find it anywhere!
Anyway, this is the one I bought instead - Killer Curves in black, retailing at £4.99.
So first off, let me say I love the packaging. The silver & red just drew me in (magpie tendencies coming out here..) but it just looked so gorgeous & with the promise of 'Lasting curve & volume' I couldn't resist.
The brush is actually quite big for the wand.. scared me a little I have to admit.. it covers your entire eye when you apply it.
So, after curling my eye lashes as usual I applied the mascara. Honestly, I wasn't overly impressed. It didn't curl my eyelashes anymore than other mascaras & if anything, made them slightly longer than adding the promised volume.
For those of you who don't know, I work at a box office at a theatre so most of my day is spent at a computer, serving customers. After about two hours of work, I checked my face & lipstick as you do & under my eyes were huge smudges of mascara. It looked like I'd been outside in a blizzard! Annoyed that first of all no one had told me, but secondly, all I'd been doing for two hours was sitting serving customers at my desk.. not outside in gale force winds. Anyway, after wiping away the smudges, I spent the rest of the day paranoid that it would happen again. Luckily it didn't, but I thought it was a bit strange.
The next day, I tried the mascara again, the exact same thing happened. Has anyone else experienced this?! It seems bizarre.. anyway, truth be told, I'm really not impressed with this mascara. Not only does it leave you with massive panda eyes, it doesn't curve or add volume to your lashes.
Have any of you tried it & liked it? I'd be interested in your reviews : )

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Life At The Moment #37

Imi turns 22 / Easter! My fav chocolate / Easter eggs / Easter baby / Dinner with the girls / Special guest for dinner / Special guest for dinner #2 / My baby / Dini dog & his rabbit / Sunset, I love where I live / Pink pudding! / Longggg hair / Dreamboys coming to work! / Harv & his long nose / Peek-a-boo / Harvey again on our walk / NOTW / Pink bathhhh / Garden / Present from my boy's parents

Easter feels like it was AGES ago. Seriously, where has this past week & a half gone?! Saying that.. it feels like ages since I've seen James & we've still got another 20 days to go.. -sigh-
He flew in a helicopter on Tuesday, right over the African plains. How amazing is that!? & so far he's managed to see a giraffe, but not tame one, much to my disappointment..
How are you all lovelies?

Sunday, 7 April 2013

OOTD - April Flowers



Jumper - Romwe / Jeans - Primark / Nails - Pink Mirror & Models Own Juicy Jules

Now if we ignore the fact I seriously need a fringe trim, how awesome is this jumper?! I saw it a couple of weeks ago on Sammi's blog & fell in love. Your all probably sick of seeing & hearing me brag on about it, as it also featured on my Lush List & Instagram.. oops.. but it was such a bargain at £16 I couldn't resist.
James has been continuing his African adventures & so far this week has relocated some golden wildebeests, seen many different breeds of antelope (apparently they run funny!) woken up to a massive spider on his bedroom wall & managed to get a tan after a couple of days. Seriously jealous!
How are you all? It's beautifully sunny here in the UK today, but still freezing cold!
Hurry up Spring!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Recent Nail Art #3

Star Gazer in Silver 232 & Models Own Nail Art Pen in Black
These nails were one of those creations that I kept adding too. I started off with just the silver base coat & added the half triangle on the tip but thought it needed something else. As you know I'm a massive fan of polka dots so thought this looked perfect. One of my friends said they looked like little waist coats which I guess they do. : )

Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream & La Femme Heart Polish in 2
As you all know, I very into my girly designs, so pink shades & hearts were made for me. I picked this heart polish up from EBay, along with a star polish. They look so adorable but are a right pain to remove.

Natural Collection Black Cherry
For once, I decided to keep my nails simple & just paint them one colour (shock horror I know!) This shade is so beautiful & even though it's not ideal for Spring, I just keep going back to it as it was one of my Winter favourites.
Which is your favourite design?
Oh & if you liked this post, make sure you check out my two previous nail art posts; 1 & 2.

* Just a quick note to add, James has left for South Africa for a month to start a work experience course working with a wildlife vet. Chance of a lifetime I know! I heard this morning he has landed safely after his 12+ flight & it's boiling hot.. mmm.. not jealous at all.. ; D Anyway, I'm going to try to keep you updated on his adventures as well on here, not sure how much we'll be able to communicate but whatever news I hear will be good I'm sure. Let me know if it's something you'd be interested in! : )