Wednesday, 7 December 2011

30 Day Beauty Challenge - Day 07 — Favourite item of clothing

My favourite item or should I say items of clothing at the moment are my padded jackets I love them, I first started off with a navy blue one from Dorothy Perkins then I saw a green one and knew I needed it then I saw a burgundy purpleish one the other day and purchased that too, I love them and want loads lol! Here's pictures off the Dorothy Perkins website of the ones that I have.

Here they are, I love them because they are long in the body too which most are quite short on me but these are just right. I also have one from River Island which is a emerald green (I think it's that type of green lol) and that is lovely too but shorter than these ones and I don't really wear that one much but I do love it. 


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

What I purchased at the Clothes Show Live

I honestly don't think I brought much because I don't tend to buy stuff I know I won't use now, I use to love doing that but then regret it once I'd got home so that's a no go now lol!

First I went to find the Lee Stafford stand and brought 3 products for £10 then the lady said I could have another product for £2 which is a really good deal seeing as all of these below products are over £5. The hairspray and shampoo I've used before and love, I needed heat protection so thought I'd try this one and have wanted to try the salt spray for a while. I will probably do a review of the salt spray once I've gave it a try. 

I then went to the Models Own stand and picked up 3 nail varnishes for £10 and got a free goodie bag with £85 worth of products in (said it on the big board) there is a lot of products but most I haven't opened because I know I wont use them so many put them in a give away if I do decide to do one.

There was some very lovely stalls there selling amazing things. I noticed lots of bags that I liked around on the stalls but not one that I instantly wanted to buy then near to the end just before I decided to leave the NEC to catch the train back I noticed a stand with some gorgeous bags, I liked a few but loved the one pictured below so decided to purchase it, It is real italian leather, priced up at £110 but I got it for £35 amazing or what??? Love it :) the picture doesn't do it much justice but it really is so smart and lovely (crappy picture).

When you purchase your tickets for CSL sometimes there is an offer on that you get something free when you order your tickets, for me and the bfs tickets we got free tights we just had to give the vouchers in to the stand ' Pretty Polly Tights' then we got them in a pink bag (unfortunately didn't get to choose the style I wanted). Obviously the Bf wasn't going to keep his for himself as tights really aren't his thing hahaha! so I had both bags, the patterns on the tights aren't very nice so I won't be wearing them and they may be in a give away too, not too sure as of yet though.

I love the things that I brought and can't wait to go again next year, If you haven't ever been you need to you will honestly love it :)


Clothes Show Live 2011

Yesterday (5th) I went to the Clothes Show Live at the NEC Birmingham and my god it was amazing! When I was at school I went with them twice and since then hadn't been since I'd left school but this year I definitely wanted to be there, I could of gone any day but I picked the Monday because James 'Arg' Argent was going to be there and so was Mark (Maria Fowler stepped in for him as he was still in australia). My Dad brought me the tickets for my birthday and Me and the Boyfriend went.

It's hard to explain the feeling of what happened before we got there but to cut a long story short my Boyfriend got on the train to see if it was the right one from Birmingham to the NEC and the doors began to shut, I wasn't on the train I was waiting on the platform by the door because he was only going on to check, there was nothing said over the speaker that the door was shutting even though the man said there was, my boyfriend was on the train not even knowing if it was going to the right place and I was on my own (there was strangers around obviously) on the platform. I need to cut it short else I'll be here forever and I'll be missing out the kind of bad bit (which is funny now we think about it) He did get on the right train, I got on another train and met him at the NEC stop, Thankfully it was straight forward that I found where the other train was because I'm not use to trains. 


We got to the NEC, watched the fashion show and it was amazing seriously. I had a major crush on one of the models he was lush and he retweeted one of my tweets that I send to him eeeekkk I was so excited and happy :) still am! I saw George Lamb, Arg, Maria Fowler, Jeff Braizer, some of the Hollyoaks cast, Lucien Laviscount, Tobias off BGT, Lady off BNTM (forgot her name) and Kimberley Wyatt.

Here are some pictures of the day...

I have more and also videos of Arg performing. The shopping was great I got a few things which I love, had a lush brown bread tuna sub which I haven't had for so long mmm. I have cut this quite short really, if I mention everything about the day it will just be a page full of writing, I love love loved it.

One thing I did notice was I had a few of the eye brow bar ladys from the different companys come up to me and ask what I filled my brows in with and asked if I'd like them to try the new powders on them instead, I did decline because if I didn't like the result I'd feel unconfident with my brows looking shitty all day but I do want to make them look better so I'm now thinking of trying it out, can anyone recommend any good eyebrow shadows? Thank you in advance :) 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

30 Day Beauty Challenge : Day 04 — Favourite foundation

Revlon Colorstay, I have been using it since my last 2 years of school and I love it, I haven't found another one as of yet that is better than this for me, I am on the look out for one similar but if I find a nice one there either isn't a colour the same as I use in this one or it doesn't react with my skin well. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have this foundation lol! It's £11.99 or £12.99 I think, which is really good I think personally. I love it.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

30 Day Beauty Challenge : Day 03 — Your hairstyle

I tend to always have my hair big and back combed, If I don't and I don't feel like me, it's actually hard to explain how it makes me feel but I think it's because I'm so use to it now and it's like a type of security blanket or something maybe? I do try and have it flat to give it a break but that only usually happens if I know I'm going to be staying in for the day.  Here's a few ways of which I usually have my hair ...

Most of the time the styles I have are down and straight with lots of volume, Side low pony with volume or a high pony with volume. I do sometimes have it curly but it's very rare, I wasn't too keen on my hair how it was curly in the picture above, not sure why but it did look better than on the photo. I really do want to start trying new styles but am so hooked on the usual ones. 


Friday, 2 December 2011

30 Day Beauty Challenge : Day 02 — Favourite bag that you own

I own lots and I mean lots of bags, I managed to sell a few and throw/give some away. Now a days I tend to stick to satchel bags and smart simple bags I hate carrying bags in the crook of my arm I prefer ones that go over my shoulder with either a long chain or strap. My favourite bag is actually one my Nan brought for herself from a charity shop (not sure which one) last year I think it was or maybe even the year before and I loved it but knew she brought it for herself so never really asked about it then I noticed that she had never used it and then found out she had took it with her to sell when she done a car boot, I was like noooooooooo but then she remembered she hadn't sold it I was so happy. She gave it me earlier this year and here it is....

Isn't it gorgeous I love it, Mind you the picture doesn't do it much justice (silly iPhone) as you can see it's a padded (I think that's what it's called?) bag with a chain/leather strap that isn't too short but isn't long either. I'm not sure where it is originally from but it is such good quality not like the cheap one's that are around at the moment and can carry quite a lot of heavy things too. I had it around summer time maybe late summer and honestly haven't stopped using it I use it every day I really do love it. 

So there is my favourite bag that I own. I do apologise for the crappy picture my photos will be so much better once I get my new camera for christmas, I can't wait! 


Thursday, 1 December 2011

30 Day Beauty Challenge : Day 01 — You with makeup on

This is me with Make-up on, I wear the same make-up everyday really apart from I change my lipstick to a lighter or darker pink or use lipgloss but generally stick to the same stuff everyday as I know it looks good, I feel comfortable and I know it suits me well. 


30 Day Beauty Challenge

Ok so I admit I did do a 30 Day challenge a few months back and didn't finish it off but I really got bored of it, it just wasn't very interesting. Anyway since then I've been looking for a new one that would interest me and obviously my followers too, I was on the lovely Rachel's Blog of Life of a sweetaholic (check out her blog here it really is fab) and I found one that I loved so I'm going to start it today, here it is...

Day 01 — You with makeup on
Day 02 — Favourite bag that you own
Day 03 — Your hairstyle
Day 04 — Favourite foundation
Day 05 — An outfit that is totally you
Day 06 — Favourite Makeup brand
Day 07 — Favourite item of clothing
Day 08 — A photo of you getting fashion wrong
Day 09 — Favourite pair of shoes
Day 10 — Current fashion/style you like
Day 11 — Bag you want to have
Day 12 — Favourite colour of clothing
Day 13 — Photo of your fashion/style icon
Day 14 — Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you'd like to have
Day 15 — Your favourite piece of jewellery
Day 16 — A celebrity whose fashion you don't like
Day 17 — Fashion Pieces on your to-buy list
Day 18 — Favourite beauty expert
Day 19 — Favourite look from a beauty expert
Day 20 — Favourite mascara
Day 21 — Favourite lipstick
Day 22 — Beauty tips for a big night out
Day 23 — Best bargain makeup item
Day 24 — Favourite new beauty product
Day 25 — Beauty regime
Day 26 — An Item from your wish list
Day 27 — Favourite skincare product
Day 28 — Top beauty item you can't live without
Day 29 — Photo of a makeup look you would love to try out
Day 30 — Favourite nail polish