Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Resolutions ♥

I know... we make them every year & never stick by them, but this year I WILL.

I haven't chosen anything drastic or unrealistic & I hope I can look
back at this post in a years time & think 'yeah, I did those!' :]



Get Fit

I wouldn't say I need to lose weight but I certainly need to tone up & get fitter, sitting in an office day & eating cakes is NOT good!


Save For Vegas '12

I turn 21 in 2012 & would love to go to Vegas for my 21st birthday so this year I will be saving like a mad woman in order to go, this will be a toughie!


Organise

I really am the most unorganised person ever. My clothes are everywhere, I can never find papers when I need them & constantly lose everything so this year I will become more organised & have a massive clearout.

Drink More Water

Probably the easiest one here! I drink far too many fizzy drinks & I know it's not good for me, so this year I will be cutting these down & drink lots more water.


Learn To Cook

I can cook the odd meal & bake cakes but that's pretty much it, so this year I'm going to learn how to cook proper, healthy meals. I'm nearly 20 so I guess it's time I learnt, I won't be having mums cooking forever!

I'd love to know your 2011 resolutions, I'm a nosey sod :)

P.S This will be my last post before NY, I want to wish you all an amazing NY & hope you all have fun! (& don't have too much of a hangover on Saturday!)

X x

Blogs To Watch In 2011

Hello lovelies, happy NYE Eve! :]

I thought I would share 5 blogs I love to read & think will be big in 2011, no doubt you already follow them but if not I would suggest checking them out!











I follow so many blogs & one of my favourite things to do it sit down with a cup of tea & have a good catch up on blogs, If you have a blog or know of any I should follow please leave me a comment!

X x

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Day In My Shoes: #1

Last night I went to bed at: Around 1am, earlier than I have been over the festive period!

This morning I woke up at: I had to be up at 8am to go present shopping with my dad, not that I'm complaining!

I wore: Skinny jeans, striped t shirt, big comfy cardigan & black shoe boots.

My mood was: Excited, I was shopping for my Christmas presents with my Dad!

I should have: Tidied my room, It's a DUMP!

I Bought: Well, my Dad bought me a camera, does that count?!

Something really made me laugh today it was: My Dad being dragged around River Island & Topshop, he looked lost, bless him!

My Hair was: Just a simple pony tail, I was being lazy this morning!

This week I hope to: Blog lots, tidy my room & find some bargains in the sales :]

I stole this idea from Charly @ thebeautifulaccord, I'd love to see more people doing these!

X x

Nails Inc Diet Coke 2011 Catwalk Collection

Hello lovelies, hope you're all well & enjoying what is left of the festive season!

You may remember that last year Diet Coke ran a promotion where if you bought 2 bottles of Diet Coke you received a free Nails Inc polish. Well, good news, they're doing the same again in 2011!

There will be 4 polishes to choose from & they are all inspired by catwalk trends.


Cool Caramel - Pink Nude
Delicious Denim - Bright Blue
Perfect Plum - Berry
Heavenly Heather - Hot Pink

This offer is exclusive to Boots stores from January 12th 2011. All you have to do is buy 2 500ml bottles of Diet Coke & you get to pick a shade of your choice!

I have my eye on Cool Caramel & Perfect Plum!

Which is your favourite?

X x

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Giveaway Winner Announcement!


Hello you gorgeous geeks! Let me start by saying...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

I hope you've all had a fab day & got everything you wanted!

I know I'm a couple of days late doing this & I'm sorry! I think ending a giveaway a few days before Christmas was a bad idea, I was so so busy!

I entered everyone into random.org, if you had more than 1 entry then you were entered the correct amount of times & I ended up with 40 people with 61 entries!

Without further ado the winner is....

'lilfairydoll'


Congratulations!

I will contact the winner tonight via the email addresses supplied on your entry :)

I'm so sorry there could only be 1 winner but I will be holding another giveaway very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Thankyou for the entries, I didn't think I would get so many & my follower list grew loads & I owe it all to you lot!

Lots more posts coming soon & anything you would like to see just ask!

Merry Christmas

Xx

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Giveaway update!

Hello you lovely lot!

Just a super quick post as I know you all don't follow me on twitter...

The sleek giveaway is now closed & I will announce the winner sometime tomorrow evening.

Thankyou for all the entries & new followers, I'm truly honoured.

Until then...

TTFN

X x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday update & an apology!

Hello my gorgeous geeks!

It's been a whole 2 weeks since my last post & I wanted to say a BIG sorry! I've only been blogging for a short time but it feels like I owe you an apology for being MIA but I've been so so busy!

I started my new job exactly 2 week ago tomorrow & I LOVE it. The people I work with are fab, the atmosphere is lovely & we have lots of girly chats every day. Oh... and we do some work too!

It was the work Christmas party on Friday and although I've only been there a short while I was invited & it was AMAZING. It was held at club On Anon in London which btw, If you haven't been it's totally worth checking out. The buffet was gorgeous & it was a free bar! (uh-oh!) I had quiteeee a bit to drink, but I don't think I made too much of an idiot of myself, other than some questionable dancing! Sadly I didn't get any pictures but I'm sure some will pop up & I will post some when they do!

Other than getting used to my new job I've just been getting ready for Christmas with lots of last minute shopping & preparations. Are you all set for Christmas? I NEED TO DO MY WRAPPING!!!

It snowed again last night so once again London has come to a stand still, but I kinda like it this time! I no longer work in London & can walk to work if I have to... & it feels kind of 'romantic' being so snowy over Christmas... fingers crossed we get some on the actual day!

I have lots of exciting posts planned this week & not forgetting the big announcement of my first giveaway winner! You still have time to enter so if you haven't already entered please do so!

So what have I missed? I'm off to read the blog updates over the past 2 weeks, this may take me some time, cup of tea & biscuits in hand!

X x

Monday, December 06, 2010

Christmas Sleek Giveaway! 3 Sleek Products Of YOUR choice! ***CLOSED***


Hi dolls!

I know I'm fairly new to blogging but I wanted to give one lucky follower an extra Crimbo gift this year.

Details & Prize:

The prize will be 1 Sleek eye shadow palette of your choice, 1 Sleek blush of your choice & 1 Sleek pout polish of your choice. I thought this was the easiest way as everybody has different taste!

The giveaway will end on Tuesday 21st December at 20:00 (8pm) GMT any entries after this date & time will not be counted.

This giveaway is open internationally however your country must accept parcels from the UK.

You must be at least 16 years of age or have parental permission as I will need your postal address so you can get your lovely prize!

All qualifying entries will be entered into random.org & the winner will be annouced & contacted on Wednesday 22nd December.

How To enter:

For ONE entry: You must be a follower of this blog via Google Connect new or old & you must leave me a comment below with your name & email address.

For 1 Additional entry: You must first be a follower of this blog via Google Connect. If you want +1 entry then tweet about this giveaway. You must then leave me a comment with your name, email address & twitter ID/name.

For 1 Additional entry: You must first be a follower of this blog via Google Connect. If you want +1 entry then write a blog post about this giveaway. You must then leave me a comment with your name, email address & blog URL.

These are the only way you can enter & it is up to you whether you want 1 entry, 2 entries or 3. Obviously the more entries you have the more chance you have.

I WILL check if you're a follower or not!

I hope everything is clear, if you have any questions then please leave a comment & I will get back to you!

Good luck everyone!

X x

Sunday, December 05, 2010

1hundred Things: #2

Hello my lovelies! Here is the second instalment of my 1hundred things, I hope you like & please join in!










X x

NOTD: George @ Asda 'Deceit'

Hello dolls! I hope you all had a great weekend & the snow didn't ruin too many plans!

I was browsing in Asda yesterday & noticed the George make up stand, I've never noticed this before!

Naturally I looked straight at the polishes & I couldn't believe how cheap they were! All polishes were £1.50 & top coats/glitter were £1.00, bargain!

I only had a minute to browse so I grabbed one polish & the top coat...

'Deceit' & Top Coat

This winter I am loving dark grey shades, I have far too many!

The bottle itself doesn't look too tacky but you do only get 5ml of product, then again they're so cheap you could grab 2! Smaller bottles also encourage me to use up my collection rather than keep them forever!

I was really impressed with the brush, it had a slight curve to it which made applying the polish very easy. I don't know about other shades but I certainly needed 2 coats of polish, 1 looked quite opaque. The colour itself is a deep gunmetal with subtle shimmer, love!

The top coat is lovely & it left the nails very shiny. I'm not too sure how long it will keep my nails chip free but I will update in a few days!

Overall I'm very impressed, both products exceeded my expectations and they are certainly worth the price.

I'm interested in picking up other shades & more make up from the range, have you tried anything from George at Asda, if so what did you think?

Friday, December 03, 2010

Review: Boots No.17 Hide Away Concealer

Hello my gorgeous geeks, I hope you're all having a fab Friday!

I was browsing in Boots earlier this month & I noticed they had 3 for 2 on all cosmetics, like I need an excuse?

I'm constantly on a mission to find the perfect concealer so thought I'd give this a go...


Boots No.17 Hide Away Concealer

I was reluctant when I first tried it, I'm not usually a fan of concealers with a sponge applicator, I find them unhygienic! I get around this problem by swatching the product onto a clean hand & applying it from there.

The packaging itself is quite sleek looking, not as cheap as the £3.99 price tag would suggest!

I chose the shade 'medium' however it comes in light, medium & dark. Medium was a perfect match for my skin tone.

Before & After Blending

The product is surprisingly creamy and it covers well! I use it under the eye area, it makes me appear awake & hides any imperfections. If you're looking for a fuller coverage concealer for scarring/spots then I wouldn't recommend this. It lasts for around 6 hours, so although it isn't all day it lasts quite a while for the price!

Would I buy it again? Probably not. I want to try lots more, and although I did like it & use it regularly I'm not sure I like it enough to repurchase.

Available in most Boots stores, priced at £3.99.

What are your favourite concealers? Leave me a comment below!

Xx

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Top 5 Lipsy Party Dresses & £10 Discount!

Hi everyone! With the party season in full swing I thought I would share my top 5 Lipsy party dresses & a promotional code that gives you a £10 discount on your order!

These are in no particular order:

One Shoulder Side Embellishment Dress - £65 (£55 With Discount)

One Shoulder Embellished Drape Dress - £65 (£55 With Discount)

One Shoulder Chiffon Embellished Dress - £65 (£55 With Discount)

Pleated Beaded Bandeau Dress - £65 (£55 With Discount)

Jewelled Plunge Neck Dress - £60 (£50 With Discount)

Available from:


Simply enter the code 'FBVIPS' at the checkout to receive your £10 discount!
Don't forget... Lipsy are also currently offering FREE international shipping!

I've got my eye on the pleated bandeau dress.

Have you picked your Christmas party frock yet?

Xo

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Liz Earle: Cleanse & Polish - LOVE!

I know.... Yet another blog about this product, like you haven't read enough! This must tell you something... this many people can't be wrong! I have a new love in my life & it is...

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

After reading many blogs raving about this product I knew I had to try it out so I rushed to John Lewis about a month ago now & bought the starter kit.

In the starter kit you get...

1 x 100ml Cleanse & Polish (with pump dispenser)
2 x pure muslin cloths

The products are inside a handy bag all for only £13.00!

It's become somewhat of a cult product & I can see why. I have used it non stop for 4 weeks now & I couldn't imagine not using it! It removes my make up & leaves my skin feeling clean & nourished.

I find that one pump is enough to cover my entire face & remove any eye make up. I start by massaging it into my face & then finish with the eye area, I don't want to rub black mascara all over my face!


As you can see one pump is more than enough product, look at the state of that cloth! I try to use a different part of the cloth for my face & eye area.

After use I rinse the cloth under hot water to remove as much product as possible & leave it to dry on a radiator. I use the same cloth twice & then machine wash it.

The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that you cannot tell how much product is left in the bottle, I have no idea when I need to repurchase, which of course I will be!

I'm interested in trying other Liz Earle products, what would you suggest I should try next?

Xo

Christmas Present Ideas!

Hello my gorgeous geeks! I hope you're all enjoying the snow!

With Christmas just over 3 weeks away I thought I would share some gift ideas.

I focused on gifts from Boots - It's 3 for 2 on all of these gifts & hundreds more, an excuse to treat yourself! & don't forget you can rack those advantage card points too! They are split into price categories, so whether it's a stocking filler you're looking for or some slightly more extravagant I hope this helps!


£5 & under:


£10 & under:


£20 & under:


£30 & under:


I've got my eyes on the Girls Aloud collection!

Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

Xo