This is your life ...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

I recently got an iphone *mexican wave* and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it! How did i survive so long without one!!?

Now that i have a much easier phone to navigate my everyday life with i have been taking a lot more photos (i seemed to have abandoned my usual 'blogging' camera as we seem to be bickering about what decent shots actually mean, ha. Roll on Christmas, hello Santa!) Anyways, i thought I'd share some snippets from the last month as i love reading all your adventures!

Maple and Walnut cupcake - delish! *also very sickly*

My attempt at making a guy for Fireworks Night for the reception desk at work #fail

Oh hai there Instagram!

Anchor tights <3

The bf finally got a Christmas jumper after 4 years of wanting one!

Digging out my Christmas stocking :)

Neiiigh! We decorated the meeting room doors at work - why not jazz up that boring meeting?!

I went to the #ldnxmasbloggermeet and got some lovely goodies :)

Payday Lunchtime treat!

A Day To Remember - i was riiiiiiiiiiight at the back at the top on the balcony hence why this is fuzzy wuzzy!

I got a purple lipstick - but its reallllly dark. Channelling my inner goth!

Had a sort out of my wardrobes and found my Winter accessories box!

Took the work car for a bath - scary times! Hate car washes, last time i took it out i got stuck in one!

Krispy Kreme Xmas Tree - wasn't too impressed actually, quite dry!

Me and the bf tried to order a pizza WITHOUT cheese as he cant have dairy ...

... it came with a bit of cheese on :( we still had a delish feast though.

First time ordering online with Domino's, they had such an extensive pizza menu it was hard to decide, but opted for the Create Your Own so we could try and minus the cheesy topping.

Create-your-own pizza (Regular crust, meatballs, chicken, mushrooms, onions and sweetcorn) Yum!

We also got potato wedges, chicken wings, cookies and a drink - absolute fatties!

Me, full to the brim, about to give birth to a food baby, lol!

Was chuckling to myself at this little potato character - the bf didn't find it as funny as me :/

Am loving having a iphone/ipod again :) Put on looooooooads of my music as i can link my phone to my car stereo and leave it on shuffle while driving.

Shuffle seems to be favouring 36 Crazyfists at the moment, taking it back to the old-skool and i love it!!

I hope to make this a regular feature but you and i both know that I'm rubbish at keeping these things up! Remind me if i haven't posted one in a while :p

Hope y'all are having a nice weekend :)



NOTD - Fairy Dust ...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Long time no speak!

I've just seen that i haven't blogged since last Tuesday, that is very naughty of me! I've just been feeling so zapped when i get in from work i literally just lounge around lurking on Twitter and watching trash TV!

I have some exciting ideas forming for my blog so hoping to execute those soon and keep all you lovely ladies entertained :)

Anyways onto today's post ...

I've seen this style of nail art floating around in BlogLand a lot recently and had to hop onto the train and show you guys my take on it :)

I used 17's Sphinx nail polish which is a pale gold colour and i teamed it with a few staggered layers of  OPI's Teenage Dream. I also added a thin layer of Barry M's Hologram clear glitter polish. I love the way this shimmers and sparkles and looks like fairy dust sprinkled over my fingertips!

Cant wait to try this out with other colours!!



FOTD ... MAC Smokey Eyes

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A couple of weekends ago i went to see The Blackout and got to use my new MAC eyeshadows for the first time :)

I picked up 3 MAC eye shadows recently in Amy's blogsale - Beauty Marked, Plumage and Carbon. I was so happy when i saw these pop up in Amy's blog sale as literally the day before i had decided i was going to add Plumage and Carbon to my Christmas List! Talk about great timing :) :)

Anyways ....

Products used:

Foundation: Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid in Ivory
Eyeshadows: MAC Beauty Marked, MAC Carbon, FashionistA Baked eyeshadow in Double Take

A little more toned down compared to the last Smokey Eye look i did, more of a charcoal/silvery smokey eye.

Anyone got any smokey eye tutorials? Or smokey eye FOTD's using colours? I'd love to see :)



Rimmel Vinyl Gloss Lipgloss *Review*

Monday, 14 November 2011

Another lip product review!

Hope you're not getting too bored of these - i have an awful lot of lip glosses/sticks/stains at the moment. Such an easy way to brighten up a Face of the Day especially as i don't have time to do fancy eye makeup every day :( *big sad face*

I've had this Rimmel Vinyl Gloss lipgloss for absolutely agesssss (around a year i believe) and was sent/won it through the Rimmel website when they every so often have the little comps to win the latest product.

I was sent the Lovesick shade which is a rich raspberry red colour.

When i first saw the colour i had been sent i was a bit disappointed as it looked rather dark in the tube and back then i stuck solely to light pinks (since starting my blog i have realised that darker pinks/reds suit me much better). My disappointment soon faded once i tried it out as it's fairly sheer and leaves a nice hint of colour on my lips. As I've mentioned before i have fairly pigmented lips and this is definitely a 'my lips but better' colour on me.

I'm not overly keen on the packaging - i love the sleek black packaging a lot of brands are opting for, and to be honest I'm not a fan of any of Rimmel's packaging (I think it may be the silvery font on this particular product).

Saying that the tube is extremely sturdy and made of a thick clear plastic which shows off the colouring of the product. The wand is also very sturdy and has a doe foot shaped wand. Also the tube is fairly large and you get a decent amount of product for you money - plus!

Vinyl Gloss lipgloss has a gorgeous sweet smell almost like bubblegum and isn't sticky or tacky in the slightest. Lovesick is fairly sheer so a few swipes of the wand is required before colour shows through. When you look at the colour through the tube it shows gold shimmer but this does not transfer onto the lips which is nice.

Lasting power is around a couple of hours which is quite good going. This is another product i always have in my handbag as its so easy to apply while on the go - no mirror or steady hands required!
Rimmel's Vinyl Gloss lipgloss comes in 16 shade and retails at £4.99.

I would totally repurchase this item and tempted by a couple of other shades in the collection :)

Disclaimer: I was sent/won this product via the Rimmel website before i became a Blogger.

What do you think of Rimmel's lipglosses? Any shades that are an absolute must?



OOTD - City Chic ...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A quick and simple outfit post for you today. I took these photos early last week and completely forgot about them, naughty blogger!

Trying to jazz up my work wardrobe a bit as i get a bit bored just wearing the same dresses or top/trouser combos each week ... plus they don't make for great OOTD's do they! ha.

Here i teamed some black city shorts from Primark with chunky grey knit tights from New Look. I wore my new fave fuchsia pussybow top (which i just realised i haven't shown you's yet!) under a simple grey knitted jumper that Ive had for a couple of years now. I added some black brogues which aren't pictured unfortunately.

Simple but chic.

How do you jazz up your work wardrobe? I'd love to see examples!



OOTD - Ahoy There ...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Firstly I'd like to apologise for the dodge pictures ... taken at the bf's where space is very limited. I had to stand on the bed (lime green bed covers, hello!) as there isn't enough floorspace for both of us! We need to move out right!? There's also some weird facial expressions/mouth positions going on up there, ha.

Sunday night i went to see The Blackout at the Roundhouse in Camden. Love The Blackout - this was probably the 6th time I've seen them :)

As you'll see above this is the outfit i wore that evening. Been dying to where these tights for absolutely ageeeees! I first saw them here on Aly's blog and went on a desperate hunt to own them. Unfortunately my local Primark didn't stock them :( but thanks to the power of Twitter the amazing Leanne picked me up a pair and brought them with her to our London blogging meet back in August. Yes, its taken me that long to find an occasion to wear them!

I teamed the tights with my trusty denim skirt (bought from Topshop about 7 years ago!!) and an Atticus polo shirt. I also added some cosy grey knee high socks as it was pretty chilly and the tights are fairly sheer.

Had an absolute blast and on the way we got a masssive foot long subway (meatball, cheese, non-toasted on Italian herb and cheese bread and allllllll the salad!) *drool*

Upcoming gigs:

Frank Turner @ Hammersmith Apollo

Gallows (new line up!) @ XOYO

InMe @ Islington Academy

Frank Turner @ Wembley Arena

Thanks again to Leanne for picking these up for me, much appreciated :)


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