Thursday, 29 August 2013

Birthday Beauty

    It was my birthday this month and among all the lovely things I was given I received lots of beauty products that I just had to share with you.
    First and foremost, this little box of wonders has made me desperate to go to a festival STAT. So far I've tried the brighter colours, but didn't have much luck with the white as I think my hair is just too dark.

    I got nail polish by the gallon too so have a bundle of new shades to try out.    
  I've already found my favourite; Maybelline SuperStay in Mint for Life (because as you may have already guessed, I LOVE MINT) and although I've never tried Maybelline polishes before I couldn't be happier with it! My nails never look good for very long as they chip and flake so easily but this has been on for days now and there's not a chip in sight.
    I also received some beaut clothes, including some off of the wish list, but unfortunately none of them fit me :( I must have dropped a dress size because they were all too big, BOOO!
    Something that did fit though were these lush Vans in beach glass which were bought for me by the boyfriend. They were on this months wish list too so he must have taken a sneak peek at the blog but I'm so glad he did! 

   All in all I've been a very lucky girl.


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Liebster Award

The lovely Katelyn over at My American Life has nominated me for the Liebster award! I've seen posts from other bloggers on the award but never thought I would be nominated so a MASSIVE thank you to Katelyn.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Liebster award but for those of you that haven't come across it before, its a concept in which a blogger tags other bloggers with under 200 followers that they think readers should check out. It's a really great way for new bloggers to get connected with each other and to promote blogs you like to your readers.

 The rules...
Write 10 facts about yourself and answer the questions asked by the blogger who tagged/nominated you.
Tag 10 other bloggers with under 200 followers that you enjoy reading and let them know on their blogs that you've picked them.
Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer in their own post.
Now, a lot of other posts like this that I have read centre around 11 instead of 10 and the 'rules' have changed so much as the Liebster has become more widespread but I've copied Katelyn's rules.

So here goes, I always find facts about myself difficult but I'll take a shot at it:
I have a degree in English with Sociology and Social Sciences.
I get addicted to soft drinks really easily and go through fazes of favourites - at the moment it's Vanilla Coca Cola.
 I currently work in a Grammar school and will hopefully be embarking on teacher training soon.
Secretly, I want to work in the fashion and/or beauty industry (Journalism, PR, Marketing) but I've always been too scared to attempt it as it so competitive.
I wear fake eyelashes A LOT, semi-permanent or strip, and now hate not having them on.
I want to see as much of the world as possible, but haven't had the opportunity so far.
My diet is really unhealthy and as I write this I'm thinking about BigMacs.
I am a little bit obsessed with buying clothes. And shampoo.
I tend to have flavoured milk and angel delight when I'm sad.
I'm really fussy with grammar and spelling. Particularly in texts.

1. What is the a beauty product you could not leave home without? AH! Narrowing it down to just one is so difficult. I think it would probably be foundation as I always end up rubbing most of it off. Or eyelash glue... Oh yeah, eyelash glue.
2. Something/Someone you are afraid to lose? Hmm that's a tough one. I lost my best friend, Dale, in a car accident a few months ago so friends and family are top of the list. But on a lighter note, probably my bank card.
3. Favorite clothing brand? Has to be Topshop.
4. Best vacation/holiday spot? I haven't had the opportunity to travel very much at all but I'd like to see as many cities/capitals as I can. I'd also love to see the seven wonders.
5. Favorite season for clothing? Probably the cross over from Summer to Autumn. I love that its warm enough to not need a jacket but you can start wearing winter accessories and rain macs without looking silly.
6. Best memory? It's so hard to choose just one, any with my sister, we've had a lot of good times.
7. Describe yourself in one word. Creative. In so many ways, not all necessarily good.
8. Best accomplishment in life? Probably getting through my A-levels. I had a really tough time outside of school and was so close to dropping out. So glad I persevered.
9. Favorite book? Either the Hobbit or Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys.
10. Favorite time of day? Early evening as it's usually when I get to spend time with my favourite people.

So that's me. Now time for my nominations...

Chanelle at ChanelleLouise
Ashlie at Ashlie Small
Linsay at Miss Linny O
Meghan at Peach Pips
And of course Katelyn at My Life

And my questions:
  1. What is your favourite smell?
  2. What's your top AW beauty tip?
  3. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you choose?
  4. What's your favourite clothing brand?
  5. Describe yourself in three words.
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. Name your favourite blog ( or the blog you read most)
  8. What's your favourite tv show?
  9. If you had to choose one, which could you not live without, mascara or foundation?
  10. What three items would you take to a desert island?
 Another thank you to Kate for the nomination, such an honour =)


Friday, 2 August 2013

Come Rain or Shine

August Wishlist

    It's August! We're 8months into 2013 and it seems to have absolutely flown by. I've been hard at the saving game over the last month so this wish list is a bit of a mish-mash of things I'm keen on but there seems to be a colour theme emerging. MINT, Get In My Life.
    I known the shift dress is basically the same as a previously featured dress (just in a different colour) and I feel like I'm cheating here slightly but I love it! The style is perfect for summer days and could easily be transformed to evening or autumn wear with heels or opaque tights.
    The rain mac is something I'm lusting over from afar, as are the Vans. I've wanted both of these for quite some time but I've been trying my hardest to save some money and coats and shoes are not things I'm in short supply of.
    I've included an oversized tee from AND. clothing which is a small unisex clothing company that have some roots in my local area so I'm keen to invest in one of their items and this lollipop dip dye top is right up my street.