Wednesday, 29 August 2012

life #5



 
well we're all moved in now, it was a tiring couple of days but we're pretty much there now :)
there has been a couple of minor hiccups but nothing major so i wont bore you with it!
we painted a couple of rooms and have one more to do, we're also going to hire out a rug doctor machine to clean a couple of the carpets. once these things are done it should be all lovely looking. bring it on!!
im currently over my parents house but once my internet is up and running, ill have to share some pictures with you all - before and after ones - literally the house was like a bloomin rainbow before we started to paint!! i dont think it had been painted since he 90s, it was pretty shocking.
our phone line was connected today and our internet should be connected wednesday, i cant wait! i've really missed it but thankfully at least i've had my phone so i can use facebook still and keep up to date with that. i can also post my blogs once i've written them up on the flaptop so its not allll bad!
anyway im bing a bit unsociable so ill stop now.. my blogging will resume wednesday then guys! dont miss me too much will ya lol xxx
 
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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know i planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

wishlist #4

 




this week my wishlist is on ASOS :)


1. skull bracelet - 8.00 - click here!
2. platforms - 40.00 - click here!
3. wedge trainers - 40.00 - click here!
4. handbag - 40.00 - click here!
5. clutch bag - 35.00 - click here!

i especially want the bracelet and platform trainers :) xxx


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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know i planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

pintagram #5

 




as i alternate pinterest with instagram each week and last week was instagram, this week is pinterest.
i love doing my nails and im always looking out for something different to do that is simple yet not plain and boring.

Pinned Image

 i have given this a go and it works so well :) xxx

life #4 (important blog news)

 
so if you've been hiding under a rock (or you're a new follower!) you'll know im moving home this weekend. im so excited that we'll finally have our own space again, i cant wait! - plus we've bought lush sofas (black leather recliners) and they're soo comfy!! also, i absolutely love cooking so i cant wait to have my own kitchen again - although i do cook all our meals here at aarons parents place, i dont feel like i can bake and take up the whole space cooking things as we share the kitchen with his parents. now ill be able to bake and cook things til my little heart is content, woooyeah!
because me and aaron are donuts, when we went to the flat to measure up and have another proper look last week, we forgot to check for a phone line. derr! so i havent been able to set anything up with BT or plusnet so that we're connected a week after we move in.. it will now be around 2 weeks (or more knowing our luck!) after we move in. merrr! unfortunately this may mean i wont be able to blog properly :(
i cant write blogs on my phone but it will let me publish ones i've already done and saved on the flaptop so ill get a couple done before we go saturday and then ill keep popping to my parents every 4 or 5 days to write some more that i can publish once i go back home. this way im hoping it wont make a difference as i dont want to be absent from my blog :) but just in case, pleease bare with me, i wont be gone for long and have no intention of giving up blogging - i enjoy it far too much!

i've been doing all the packing while aaron has been at work - well, lets face it, girls are way better at things like that! if it was left to aaron, things would just get bunged into a box willy nilly! but i like to put all similar things together and write on the boxes and bubble wrap breakables/anything i dont want to get damaged. is it weird that i enjoy packing and unpacking? i have no idea why!

thats all thats really been happening this week, packing packing packing!
for my next post ill show you pictures of the flat - before and after.

oh one last thing..if you've read previous posts you'll know of the trouble i've had with my MUA order. i've had my items a week now - minus the out of stock item - and im still waiting for a refund or even acknowledgement. i emailed customer services saturday as soon as i opened my parcel and realised something was missing and i havent heard back. the people who run their FB page keep saying "soon" but nobody seems to want to give proper answers. I swear i do not want to use this company ever again.

hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend! xxx
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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know i planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

ebay finds #4



 this sundays ebay finds is 'other' - anything that didnt fit into the last 3 categories :)



1. 'quick fixes for a spotless home' book - 2.46 (free delivery) - click here! *
2. pink 40 disk cd storage - 2.35 (free delivery) - click here!
3. bow cushion cover - 2.99 (free delivery) - click here!
4. pink/white storage - 3.66 (free delivery) - click here!
5. handbag organiser - 2.30 (free delivery) - click here!

* i just bought this book and its really good!

i love storage and organisation! :) xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

wishlist #3

 



no harping on today, straight to the point.. here is my wednesday wishlist :)


all items are from new look :)
1. black bag - £24.99 - click here!
2. navy wedges - £19.99 - click here!
3. navy/peach dress - £24.99 - click here!
4. camo shorts - £14.99 - click here!
5. (inspire range) floral top - £9.99 - click here!

 i like them all, of course but especially the bag, shorts and top! xxx


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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know i planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

MUA haul/review/opinion.

if you read this post you'll know i placed an order with MUA when they had their 25% off offer. you'll also know that i've been very unimpressed with their service.
this was my first time ordering with MUA online. i want to say it will be my last but none of the superdrug stores in my area stock it and i really do like their products (and prices!).. if i order again it wont be during a sale thats for sure!
their website says items are sent within 2 days or 5 when they're busy however it took 2 weeks for me to receive my items. honestly, i wouldnt care if it took 2 months IF they let people know instead of leaving them guessing.

when my order arrived i was missing a lipstick. there was no note and i'd received no email as to why. for me, that is a massive no no. i have never come across a company that treats their customers like this - leaving them guessing. i only got my answers when i wrote on their facebook page. i should not have to go to them to find out it was out of stock, its their job to make their customers aware.

i completely understand that they didnt expect the offer to be so popular and that it slowed everything down BUT customers should be contacted and made aware of things and that is the problem. i saw nothing but complaints when i was on their facebook page asking questions myself.. them not keeping people in the frame has upset a lot of people and is really bad customer service.

anyway, here's what was in stock!

extreme curl mascara.
sorry for the crappy picture, its hard to photograph cause its mirror..y!
i like the look of it but the sticker across the base/lid (which you have to take off to use it) leaves a horrible sticky mess as you can see above.. i dont often try new mascaras, i usually stick to my trusty rimmel volume flash (black/red one for nights out, pink one for every day) but its inexpensive so thought i'd give it a go. it is good for an every day mascara, which is all i will use it for as its not good enough to replace the red/black rimmel one but i think it will replace the pink rimmel one as its cheaper and does the same job :) i would repurchase.

eye primer.
this is the first eye primer i've used.. usually i blink a few times and woop! its creased.. wellll... i could blink a few extra times with this stuff but i wouldnt say it was outstanding. it does give you a bit longer wear but not a whole day or anything.. well, not on me anyway but we're all different remember so what works for one may not work for another and vise versa. im not sure if id repurchase, maybe ill try some other brands. any suggestions?

lipstick: shade 15 - juicy.
i didnt know what to expect from this but i was pleasantly suprised. i wouldnt normally pick this shade but its so cheap i thought id give it a go! i really like it. its not drying and doesnt bleed halfway down your face either. as with most lipsticks, it doesnt last all day but it takes seconds to top it up again so its really not a problem for me. i deffo would repurchase.

nail polish: shade 12.
i absolutely LOVE this colour. i absolutely HATE everything else about it! - it applies so streaky because the brush on it is rubbish. i done 3 coats and had quite a bit on the brush for the last one which evened it out a bit but took forever to dry :/ next time i use it, ill use a brush from a different polish. i would not repurchase because of the brush. if anyone knows a spot on dupe for this pleeease let me know :)

trio eyeshadow: smoke screen.
i couldnt wait to try this out, i love the pearly white and the blackish one. the greyish one i wish was slightly lighter but i dont dislike it. these 3 shades are great for a smokey eye look. i do wish the black was a bit darker but once they're all together on your eye it looks really nice. i would repurchase.

lip balm: sweet kiss.
i looove the smell of this, its delish! it has a slight colour when you put it on but not enough to make much difference or need to look in the mirror when you do it! i keep this in my handbag as i hate dry lips and its so handy. its bigger than i thought it would be - i thought it would be tiny but its 2" wide (yes i measured! lol) i dont know if its just me but it feel like it bleeds a lot so i try not to put too much on. i probably would repurchase though cause it smells so good!


eye liner: rich brown.
sorry about the crappy picture :/ i didnt buy this to use as an eye liner, i bought it to draw on my eyebrows! - i do have eyebrows but cause i used to pluck them to death you cant really see them unless i draw them on so thats what i do. its the perfect shade and is easy to work with, maybe a little too easy though, it doesnt take much for it to wipe off. - yes, i should have bought an eyebrow pencil but i liked that it had a sharpener on the end and the eyebrow one didnt! lol :) i will keep using it though, its not that bad. im not sure if id repurchase.. maybe id try the proper eyebrow one lol.. although the other 2 i have are eye liners too cause they were the right shades!

so there we have it :)
have you purchased any of the same items? - what did you think of them?
has anyone else experienced problems with orders? xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

remove word verification on comments

who else is put off of leaving comments on blogs because of the barely readable word verification box that pops up? i know i am.. and its somewhat harder on your mobile.
fear not!
i was on twitter just now (@xtiffyxx) and saw a thifty mrs tweet about removing it so i thought i would share then we can all be comment-happy together, yayy! :)

click on the big orange B to take you to your dashboard.
click the down arrow between the 'create new post' and 'view blog' buttons.
select 'settings'.
on the left hand side, click 'posts and comments'.
scroll down, 3rd from the bottom is 'show word verification?'
select 'no' from the drop down button next to it.

done :) happy blogging! xxx

pintagram #4





pintagram monday.. pintergramonday?
this week is a picture from instagram.. its a baby hedgehog, how cute it is!
i was hanging the washing out in the garden friday and noticed it was struggling to walk and hedgehogs arent usually out in the day time. aarons mum tried to feed it and give it water but it didnt really want anything.. it wasnt scared of us though.


aarons mum phoned a hedgehog association number and the bloke come out and got him, he said he was dehydrated so he took him to look after.

that same afternoon, loads of police were on the estate, parts of it shut off and a helicopter hovering.. an armed siege or something.. was scary as it was litterally less than a minute walk from ours, just the other side of the houses behind ours. still dont know what actually went on but its not good - last tuesday night there was theft/robbery on the estate plus 2 30 year old men bottled and beaten by a young group of boys in the early hours. thats 3 things in 3 nights.. the estate we live on used to have a bit of a reputation but nothing bad had happened for years.. now it seems to be starting again so im very glad we're moving at the weekend!!

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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know i planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

ebay finds #3




firstly, is it really actually necessary to be this hot and sticky and humid and horrid?! i do not like it one bit. i dont mind a warm day if there is a nice cool breeze but eurgh this is just crap. im sat here with shorts and a vest top with 2 fans blowing air at me and i still feel horribly hot n bothered.. give me winter any day!! ive never liked the heat, im always so chuffed when its winter and i can mooch about in my leggings and thick jumper with my wooly socks, a fluffy blanket and a nice cup of milky coffee.. ahhh :)

secondly its ebay dayyy (evening), yeaaahhhhh! :)


1. montagne jeunesse hair treatment - £1.20 (free delivery) - click here!
2. china glaze: first & last polish - £7.98 (free delivery) - click here! *
3. eye shadow palette - £1.99 (£3.99 delivery) - click here!
4. fudge: smooth shot shampoo - £5.95 (£1.00 delivery) - click here! *
5. sleep eye mask - 99p (free delivery) - click here!

* i have had both of these items before and repurchased :)
(fudge shampoo actually smells of fudge too - its lush! & the eye mask is for when i have a migraine - so i can chill out - i suffer from migraines now and then, booo!) xxx

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if you read this post or seen these at the bottom of certain posts, you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
at the beginning of august i decided to start having weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in on each post (for the one they're joining in with) :) xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

life #3 (good and bad)

 

horrayyy its friday! friday on my blog means an update on whats going on in my world. yay..!


so as you probably know by now, me and aaron are moving home soon. we thought it would be 1st september.. it will actually be next weekend!! how exciting!
tomorrow we're going to measure up for curtains/blinds, carpets etc.
next saturday we get the keys and we've roped my parents in to helping us paint 4 of the rooms and move a van load of bits in then sunday or monday we're moving the rest in :)


speaking of parents.. we went over theirs last saturday and it went really well. it was like nothing had happened but i think id rather that than an awkwardness.. lucky we have moved on and get on now really as they're helping us move! - we dont really have anyone else we could have asked, we'd just have to of struggled ourselves!

i started packing yesterday.. is it weird that i ENJOY packing and unpacking?! lol.. just as well really as we'll be doing it again in a few months! happy days :)


thats it for the good news, now the bad..


did any of you place an order with MUA when they had their 25% off offer?? - well i did (almost 2 weeks ago now) and im STILL waiting for my order. I've emailed them and written on their FB and it hasnt made a shits bit of difference. Their website claims they aim to send orders in 2 days but you should allow for 5 days when they're busy. The person who emailed me back assured me that all orders are posted within 3 days. If it was 2, 3 or 5 days then my order would have been here by now.
I've been using royal mail for a long time now and i have never known first class parcels to take this long so im pretty certain the hold up is from MUAs end. also, looking on their facebook, i havent been the only one waiting longer than expected, there have been quite a few people having a moan.


- my problem isnt so much how long its taking, its more the fact that they claim to send it quicker than they are doing. if they were more honest and said "we aim to send items in 2 days but when we're busy you'll end up waiting 2 weeks" then i wouldnt be annoyed as id expect it.
they seem to keep fobbing people off with any old answer to shut them up too (see their fb page) one will say its probably on its way, other will say something is out of stock and another will say ill get it soon. sort it out MUA. you might be cheap but nobody likes being lied to and messed around.
when i place an order with new look (this happens a lot!) their website says you receive your item within 3-5 days and i always do. ALWAYS. rant over :/


has anyone else had any problems with MUA? - can you suggest any other cheap make up brands that are good? xxx


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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please
click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

wishlist #2



my wednesday wishlist :)
following the theme that we're moving next weekend, these are bits i want for the home!



1. ottoman - argos - £39.99 (£8.95 postage) - click here!
2. light shade - argos - £14.99 (free pick up from store) - click here!
3. hetty hoover - kitchen science - £93.99 (free delivery) - click here!
4. mirror - dunelm mill - £69.99 (free pick up from store/£3.95 postage) - click here!
5. soft cushion (various colours) - ebay - £3.20 each (free delivery) - click here!


i really want all of the above!
i know we're deffo getting a hetty (once our cheap tesco hoover packs in) and the cushion covers.
im sure i could find an ottoman cheaper than that (although i do really like it...) and the mirror and light shade are around everywhere so we'll have no trouble finding those or similar :)

do you have your own place or any plans to move out yet? xxx


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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!) - please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Monday, 13 August 2012

pintagram #3



monday is pintagram day (pinterest/instagram.. see what i did there?) and i alternate pinterest and instagram every week.. this week is pinterest again.. do you have pinterest? are you a pin-addict? i larrrrve it!
follow me by clicking here! :)

so if you read my life #2 post you'll know my good news! (that me and aaron have another place!)
as we're only living in the flat until the house is finished we're just going to paint magnolia everywhere but we've been thinking about what colours we'd like once we get in the house..

black furniture for living room2

we have black leather sofas and black living room furniture so we think something like this would look lush! - and really cosy :) i cant wait, it makes me so excited!

what colours do you like for a living room? xxx


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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Sunday, 12 August 2012

ebay finds #2






its sunday, the 2nd sunday of the month. that means its shooooooooes time on ebay!


1. pink strappy wedge - £12.99 (free postage) - click here!
2. black cork wedge - £12.99 (free postage) - click here!
3. leopard print wedge - £14.50 (£2.50 postage) - click here!
4. black stud platform - £14.99 (£3.00 postage) - click here!
5. flower sandals - £13.00 (free postage) - click here!

i like them all but my favourite ones are the pink ones! do you like any of these? xxx


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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please
click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)

- please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Friday, 10 August 2012

life #2 (good news at last!)

 

today is friiiiday. which means its a life post today.. dear diary and all that!

AT LAST! me and aaron have got some briiillllliant news! :D 
we've been looking for a private landlord for a while now and had no luck (private is better for so many reasons and after last time, well, we werent willing to deal with poxy estate agents again!) i happened to be looking through a for sale group on facebook and there it was! someone saying about a bloke with a few properties. aaron phoned him, we met him last night, viewed 2 properties and phoned him back tonight to say yessss we wanna go for it! woooooooop! our own space again, finally! i am so chuffed, can you tell?! lol..
its a 2 bed flat but it has an upstairs and a downstairs like a house would and 2 bathrooms. there is a flat below (small 1 bed on one level) and nobody above us. whoever was in it last decorated it badly colour wise! - the kitchen is bright green, the downstairs loo is lime green, the living room is bright yellow and navy, the main bedroom is bright orange (and the carpet!!), the 2nd bedroom is light pink with a dolly border (and a bright pink carpet) and the upstairs bathroom is purple and lilac. so we're going to decorate like all of it! 
the bloke also showed us a 2/3 bed house. he is a builder by trade and has completely gutted it out as he's planned on moving the stairs to make the living room bigger. then he's going to fit a brand new kitchen and bathroom and obviously all the walls will be perfect as they'll have been plastered. also it has french doors leading out to a big garden. he said if we want, we can move into the flat until he's finished the house and then we can have the house if we want. wowzers!! fingers crossed it will be in our price range. we find out tomorrow when we meet him again. 
the only down side is that it isnt in our town we live atm - where we've lived most of our lives and grew up. its 15 miles away in the next town and joined by a dual carriage way so its on a good road. And also it doesnt have a garden but if we're not staying its not a big deal. the fact that we'll have our own space again more than makes up for the negatives though.
hopefully we'll be moving in 3 weeks - we find out for sure tomorrow. im soo excited!!

in other news.. im seeing my parents for the first time in over 2 months tomorrow. they asked us over so we said yes.. it was about time i suppose so i wonder how that will go.. - i will report back! i bet it will be a bit awkward at first but hey.. better than us not speaking for so long. my sister will be there til 6 and apparently she said about me going there before she leave and we'll be civil. im really not sure.. to be honest im not keen on it. im just not interested in having anything to do with her.

also, aarons marriage certificates turned up from jamaica. way quicker than we thought they would so pretty chuffed about that. will be getting the divorce done start of next year then we've got a wedding to plan, yayy!

i think thats about it this week :) have you had any good news? xxx


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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

mini haul

last week i went to ipswich with my cousin/best friend, stacy (frank) and her beautiful daughter mia and had a little spend.. then got a couple more bits last weekend..
i know, i know.. i should have done this mini haul sooner but im doing it now and its my blog so nerr :)
secondly, i had a really good day.. our feet were ready to fall off at the end of it but it was so nice to have a good catch up! we used to see each other every week but we cant anymore so i always really look forward to when we can see each other. Plus i absolutely adore little mia! she's 2 this month (although you'd think she's older) and i swear i've never met a more adorable little girl.. she's so cute and funny too.

anyway, here's what i got!
sorry for all the different coloured backgrounds, im a terrible blogger i know lol..


1. dusty pink cardigan - primark - £10
2. cream & navy top - new look - £24.99 (here!)
3. garnier gradual tan - superdrug - £3.55 (here!)
4. earrings (6 pairs) - primark - £2
5. hair donut - primark - £1
6. nail polish (shade: 88 pinball) - asda - £1.75 (here!)
7. metallic pink paint - B&Q - £1.10



if you want to know a bit more, keep reading :)

frank trying things on!
i didnt realise primark went up to a size 20 til last week :O although i always think their sizes come up small so its not really like a 20 anyway in my opinion. i think if they done bigger sizes they'd make so much more money.. not that it really effects me but still.. i really liked the cardi i got, i had to size up but it looks really nice on :)

the top from new look is my favourite thing i've bought in a long time. its from the inspire range. when i saw it i was like "ooh i like that.. *checks tag* .. 24.99!!" (please note: i really do not like to spend much on clothes because its just not necessary! although if i had lots of pennies it would be a different story obviously..) frank made me try it on anyway and i only went and fell in love with it! then she made me buy it, yes, she really had force me and everything....! lol..

i've been wanting the garnier moisturiser gradual tanning stuff for a while now since reading about it on various other blogs. i fiiinally remembered to get it and im so glad i did! goodbye casper!!! i really like the smell of it and love how it gives me a natural slight tanned look and not the you've-been-tangoed look which is really awful by the way! i have never used a self tanning product before because its not really 'me' but ones like this leave your skin soft and arent drastic or anything in colour, its just right :) - oh i got the light one by the way.

i thought the earrings were really cute, i love cheap earrings and have so many - its nice to change them regular and not wear the same ones all the time. i especially liked the pink flower ones.

funniest pic of the day! mia trying to
get her little mouth round a burger!
ive also been meaning to get a hair donut for the last 10,000 years! im so forgetful sometimes :/ i love sticking my hair up in a nice neat bun when i cant be bothered to do my hair! its so quick and easy to use after you've done it once :) and what a bargain it was! (i got the last one in the shop, yeeeaahhh boy!)

the nail polish looks so nice in the bottle and if you can apply it well, it looks nice on your nails. the brush on it is shockingly crap and its quite thick and a bit gloopy (unlike other asda polishes which are usually a bit thin and runny) also after i'd finished wiping all round my nails i noticed it started to bubble!? i've never had this with a polish before (baring in mind i have just under 100 polishes in various brands) so was pretty unimpressed with this one and probably wont wear it much at all.

i have a notice board thingy (cork backing with pins) and it was a boring wood colour.. i painted the border with an old pink nail polish i didnt use anymore but 2 coats wasnt enough and it had run out so when we popped into B&Q i wandered off and found the metallic pink paint. i loove it! i found it in with all the small sample pots/glow in the dark paint.

oooh from primark i also got like 5 bits of underwear (thongs if you really must know!) but i dont really wanna go taking pics of them for all to see! lol..


have you bought any of the things i got? - what did you think of them? xxx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

this or that tag

bex over at bex's beauty blog tagged me in this and i love answering questions/doing quizzes so i thought whyyyy not! here goes :)

MAKEUP :

BLUSH OR BRONZERS?
i dont wear either to be honest :/ i dont even own any blush.. i do own a couple of different bronzers but i dont think ive ever used them, oopsy!

LIPGLOSS OR LIPSTICK?
both! but as i have to pick one then lipgloss. shiny shiny!

EYELINER OR MASCARA?
mascara! i dont tend to wear eyeliner much at all. 

FOUNDATION OR CONCEALER?
again i dont wear either lol.. i tend to use benefits porefessional on its own or primer then loose powder as my skin is really crappy. foundation is a big no no on me, well all the ones i've wasted money on anyway!

NEUTRAL OR COLOURED EYESHADOWS?
neutral. when i wear make up (which isnt even that often) i always go for a more natural look.

PRESSED OR LOOSE EYESHADOW?
pressed! - loose is just messayyy... it ends up all under your eyes, its just a pain in the bum.

BRUSHES OR SPONGES?
brushes, i've never used a sponge.. i wash with a sponge.. thats just weird!



NAILS :

OPI OR CHINA GLAZE?
china glaze, its more affordable.

LONG OR SHORT?
in the middle?! i dont like them too short but they annoy me when they get long lol..

ACRYLIC OR NATURAL?
natural. acrylics just ruin your nails plus i tend to pull them off after a few days cause i cant do anything with them! they're nice for extra special occasions though.

BRIGHTS OR DARKS?
neither? ive gone off all my dark and bright colours at the moment, ive been chosing more mature, toned-down colours.. i think im getting old :/

FLOWER OR NO FLOWER?
no flower.. im not massive on flowers.


BODY:

PERFUME OR BODY SPRAY?
perfume.. body spray always smells too strong for like 5 seconds (and gets in your throat) then its gone!

LOTION OR BODYBUTTER?

i dont use either and dont think i ever have?

BODY WASH OR SOAP?
body wash.. soap is too drying and feels weird!

LUSH OR OTHER BATH COMPANY?
i like the smell of lush products from a distance but going in the shop gives me a headache :/ i love the body shop but its just too expensive for my liking!



FASHION:

JEANS OR SWEATPANTS?
i dont really wear either.. i have 'sweat pants' for lazy days round the house when its cold and i have a pair of cuffed hem jeans.. other than that i mostly live in leggings but i do have other stuff too!

LONG SLEEVE OR SHORT?
depends! i mostly wear short sleeved tops with a cardi cause i dont like the top of my arms!

DRESSES OR SKIRTS?
i dont even own one skirt! i do have dresses though for going out so dresses!

STRIPES OR PLAIN?
plain i guess! not a stripe lover..

FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS?
sandals.. they're nicer looking arent they!

SCARVES OR HATS?
scarves.. ooh i love a nice cosy scarf in winter! i dont wear hats lol.. make me hair go flat!

STUDS OR DANGLY EARRINGS?
studs :) although i do like to put some nice danglies in for a special occasion.

NECKLACES OR BRACELETS?
i never wear bracelets, they end up annoying me. i always wear a necklace though - its one aaron got me :)

HEELS OR FLATS?
flats for everything other than a special occasion.. i never wear heels for every day but only wear heels for going out/special occasion.

COWBOY BOOTS OR RIDING BOOTS?
neither lol..

JACKET OR HOODIE?
a hoodie is nice for lazy days but im gonna go with jacket. 

FOREVER 21 OR CHARLOTTE RUSSE?
never heard of either.. 

ABERCROMBIE OR HOLLISTER?
heard of them but thats about it so neither..

SAKS 5TH AVENUE OR NORDSTROMS?
never heard of either..



HAIR:

CURLY OR STRAIGHT?
straight.. it looks longer straight but i do like to do cheryl cole type curls every now and then.

BUN OR PONYTAIL?
bun. i love my hair donut for neat buns but i like messy buns too :)

BOBBY PINS OR BUTTERFLY CLIPS?
bobby pins.. whats a butterfly clip?! am i being thick.. lol.. maybe i just call it something else? 

HAIR SPRAY OR GEL?
hair spray.. i dont use gel. samy fat hair hairspray is the bestestest/strongestest hair spray i've come across so far!

LONG OR SHORT?
long!! i HATED having short hair (i had a perm years ago now that went wrong and had to have all my hair chopped off to get rid of the frizzy mess and im STILL growing it back!)

LIGHT OR DARK?
dark.. i have choc brown hair naturally but always dye it natural black so most people would probably think thats my hair colour as i've been doing it years now, i just prefer it on me.. light would not suit me at all!

SIDE SWEPT OR FULL BANGS?
side swept, deffo. i used to have a full fringe and its a pain the bum as soon as you leave the house!

UP OR DOWN?
down just cause it looks nicer.. although my hair is normally up so i dont have to straighten it.. thus, its in lovely condition :)


RANDOM:

RAIN OR SHINE?
shine.. but not toooo hot! i dont like rain, it makes my hair go frizzy and brings the mood down!

SUMMER OR WINTER?
winter! winter has wayy better clothes and i larrrve snow! i also think people look so sweet when its real cold and the tip of their nose goes red.. arrr!

FALL OR SPRING?
spring.. i like a bit of warm after the winter and the flowers out.. i dont like 'fall' cause soggy leaves are rubbish!

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
vanilla as a scent but chocy if its edible!

EAST COAST OR WEST COAST?
well i dont live in america but i live in the east of england so east coast babeh! lol..


I AM TAGGING :
everybody that happens to read this :) i love these sort of posts to do let me know if you do it so i can read it! xxx

wishlist #1


today is wednesday wishlist.. and if anyone wants to buy me these things that i cant afford, please do feel free. i honestly wont mind ;) lol


1, 2 and 3 are from the normal range. 4 and 5 are from the inspire range.
(im a 16 on the bottom and 18 on top so can only wear bottoms from the normal range but can wear tops from the normal and inspire range)

1. black chunky knit cardigan - £17.99 - click here!
2. animal print dip hem dress - £24.99 - click here!
3. black chunky heels - £29.99 - click here!

4. pink bubblehem top - £6.99 - click here!
5. black quilted jacket - £24.99 - click here!


i hope nobody minds that i've included items from both ranges? xxx

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if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture at the top if you're joining in and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

do you like MUA?

if you answered YES! to the above question then keep reading :)

if you like their facebook page (click here) you'll already know about this, if not then you may get a little excitable in the next few seconds!!


i noticed this last night and knew i had to share with anyone else that may have missed it like i did! everyone is really raving about MUA at the moment and for good reason. bargain bargain bargain.. i put an order in last night and cant wait to share what i bought!
you see, i was going to order some bits from ELF but thought id see if MUA had any offers going on their facebook first and they did so yeah :)

MUA facebook          MUA website

- please note i havent been asked to do this post or anything, i just genuinly wanted to let others know as i know everyone is really liking MUA and who doesnt love to save a few pennies :) xxx











Monday, 6 August 2012

pintagram #2

if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture below if you're joining in with 'ebay finds' and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)
so today is monday which means its 'pintagram' day.
as i shared a pic from pinterest last monday, ill share one from my instagram today.



i took this picture myself last thursday as i was walking back from my grandparents house..
the sky looked really mean and unusual.. unusual enough for me to quickly take a few pics anyway.. then i turned around and saw THIS! is it me or does it look like a small tornado?! - above the van/house.. i only had my phone on me so couldnt get a very good pic but it freaked me out so i hurried home.

strange thing was that the next day there was a similar picture in the paper from a few days before which was also very stormy and the pic was taken from the same area on the estate. freaky!

the weather has been so weird lately.. we've had a storm every day/evening for the last few days - i dont like it!! whats the weather been doing where you are? oh and if anyone knows where the sun is, do ask it what on earth its playing at lol :) xxx


Sunday, 5 August 2012

ebay finds #1

if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.
starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture below if you're joining in with 'ebay finds' and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)


so today is sunday which means its 'ebay finds' day.
as its the first sunday in the month, this post will be any type of bags/purses etc.


1: studded clutch - £8.99 (+ £2.99 postage) click here!
2: beige handbag - £12.39 (free postage) click here!
3: stud clutch - £14.99 (+ £2.99 postage) click here!
4: skull handbag - £16.95 (+ £3.95 postage) click here!
5: shoulder bag - £5.99 (+ £4.99 postage) click here!

personally, i really want all 5 of these items! ill deffo be getting at least 1 or 2 when i have some pennies :)
which one do you like best? xxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

4 books


4 books:



kelly osbourne - fierce.
ive always been intrigued by the osbournes. ive always wished sharon was my mum - i think shes super duper cool! and ive always really liked kelly and wished i could hang out with her over any other celeb. i admire how she just doesnt give a shit what people think of her, she's always herself no matter what. i also think she's done so well to kick the drug habit and lose all that weight, she looks fantastic now! i met her briefly at a gig once and got an autograph, shes so short but she was really friendly :)

katie piper - beautiful.
i could not put this book down. it was so sad how katies ex treated her and what he paid another man to do to her but she has dealt with it so well and is now such a strong person, its really admirable. if i was in her shoes, i dont think id be half the person she is so my hat goes off to her. she seems such a lovely girl.

vanessa steel - punished.
this book made me cry numerous times. it is the saddest book ive ever, ever read but at the same time i couldnt put it down. its about a girl who is abused by her mother and sexually abused by her grandfather. she has such a terrible upbringing but there was something that got her through it all. i wont say what because i want you all to go and read it, now! its a true story and the best book i've ever read. ever!

gok wan - gok cooks chinese.
obviously this isnt an autobiography but it is really good! if you like chinese food and want to cook it for yourself but have it more healthier and less gloopy then you'll really enjoy this book! ive cooked quite a few bits from it already and cant wait to do more. highly recommend!

pintagram #1

if you read this post you'll know ive planned more structure for my blog.

starting this month, ill have weekly ebay wants, pintagram, wishlist & life.
(for more info on these please click here where i've explained them)

if anyone wants to join in please do, its a great opportunity to bring people together so the more the merrier! (dont forget to leave a comment to let me know!)
- please use the picture below if you're joining in with 'pintagram' and in return i will link anyone that joins in at the bottom of each post (for the one they're joining in with) :)

if you'd like to start ebay wants, wishlist or life before i have, do feel free - i have put the pictures [here!] for anyone thats joining in to use. - again, dont forget to leave a comment letting me know so i can link you at the bottom when i do the posts :)


so today is monday which means is 'pintagram' day.
i've decided to share a picture from pinterest this week :)

Pinned Image


i repinned this as soon as i saw it. - its so true!
when i was younger i didnt need an excuse to argue with people, i almost liked arguing i think. nowadays (now ive grown up) i dont like arguing at all. i want an easy life and so i try not to argue with people that mean a lot to me. unfortunately, sometimes you just cant agree and it does turn into an argument but 9 times out of 10 i will think about what im saying and try to walk away because i dont want to say something i dont mean just because im angry.


follow me on pinterest: here!
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will you be joining in with any of my posts? :) xxx

2 songs



2 songs:

i love SO many songs because i love music soo much!
instead of my favourite songs ever (there are way too many) i have chosen the 2 songs im really liking at the moment.


flo rida - let it roll
such a feel good summery song that really makes me want to get up and dance!

stooshe - black heart
hated this song at first but now looove it! im always singing it.

3 films


3 films:
(it was really hard to pick just 3!)

twilight.
i cant pick a specific one cause i love them all! i know these films are very much like marmite - you either love them or cant stand them! before i watched the first one i was sure it wasnt my thing and i was determined to never watch it... until it was on tv and curiosity got the better of me and now i just love them all! i even saw the latest one at the cinema twice! oooh dear lol.

the notebook.
arr it makes me all teary just thinking about it! i love films like this, i could watch them over and over.. aaron couldnt/wouldnt though! if you havent seen it, you really must! its that simple :)

uptown girls.
i love girly films SO much so this film is right up my street! i could watch it over and over. it has some really funny bits in it too :) you need to see this!


i love films so much! i have way too many favourites so it was way difficult to pick just 3!! these are some more that i really really love too! i recommend them all! :)
my sisters keeper, benjamin button, the holiday, clueless, nottinghill, elf, shes the man, pretty woman, twister, jack frost, the grinch, dirty dancing, the hangover, dumb & dumber, erin brockovich, the wedding singer, grease, city of angels, free willy, 10 things i hate about you, save the last dance, honey, beaches, raising helen, never been kissed, cinderella story, white chicks, bridget jones, in her shoes, titanic, practical magic...


my posts will have more structure starting in this month, if you missed the post and would like to know what on earth im on about, please click here :)

whats your favourite film? xxx