Monday, 27 September 2010


Hola all. So today is the first day of my mini break and what kind of break would it be if I didn't pick a couple of things up that I'd been eyeing up for a while.

So, I picked up the Olay Total Effects Wake Up Wonder moisturiser. I got a sample size version of this a few weeks ago and I have been very impressed with it.
I always used to see Olay as more of a 'middle age' brand, but as soon as I used this I noticed an instant difference. My skin and especially around my eyes looked brighter and more awake. It's also lovely and mooisturising but without being greasy.
I first looked in Tesco for this and it was priced at £13.99. I checked on my phone how much it was in other places and it was £9.99 in Superdrug. Brilliant, I thought until I looked on the Boots website and found it at £7.99! So.. I went to Boots and picked it up there.

Then I picked up two of these bad boys, Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle. As soon as I read the word 'backcomb' I was sold! I love to have a little lift in my roots but because my hair is so fine I find it so hard to without backcombing the hell out of it, which as everyone knows isn't ideal for your hair. This apparently is supposed to give the backcombing effect without all the actual backcombing! Mega. I haven't tried this yet, but when I do I'll be sure to do a review. These are on offer in Boots - 2 for £7.50 so I thought with the money that I save from the Olay, I'd get these.

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Sunday, 26 September 2010


Hi everyone. Today has been spend packing for a little trip. Most of my clothes I've packed are from the new Beth Ditto collection and it took a while to decide what cosmetics to take. I think I may have over packed for such a short amount of time, but I don't care. Better to be safe than sorry. You never know.. I might need three foundations!

So, over the past couple of days I've received two foundations. I got them both from the QVC Four Easy Payments beauty day. Who can say no to an offer like that? Another thing that I adore about QVC is the fact that you can use the items for 30 days and if you don't like them you can send them back... even cosmetics! I've never had to send anything back yet, but it's good that have that peace of mind.

Here are the two foundations: Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation and Laura Geller Creme To Powder foundation

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich
I got this foundation in the shade 0 - Porcelin. I haven't tried this foundation yet, but I tried it on my hand. The first thing that I noticed is the smell. It's a very unique smell, not a bad smell though. When I used it on my hand I quite liked the formula. It seemed to give a fair coverage and seemed like a foundation that could be buildable. I'll see how it goes!

Laura Geller Creme to Powder
This foundation is in the shade Bisque, although on the QVC website it was just called 'Light'. My first impressions of this foundation were that it would be far too dark for my skin, but when I tried it on half of my face it seemed to match quite well. The sponge that's provided seems to work pretty well and I'm thankful that this foundation is full coverage. I'm a sucker for full coverage foundation.

In other news, I've been doing some eBay bidding over the past couple of days and when I came across the black suade studded bag from last years Beth Ditto at Evans collection I almost had a heartattack. I SO wanted that bag at the time, but it was £55 so couldn't afford it at the time. The bidding started at 99p so of course I bidded. I was determind to win so put in quite a high bid. I ended up getting the bag for £14. Bargain! I tried it on over my shoulder when the collection came out and its SO comfortable over the shoulder. I can't wait to get it!


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Thursday, 23 September 2010


So today the Beth Ditto at Evans collection was released in stores outside of London and of course I had to go and try things on. I grabbed everything that I wasn't getting sent from the lovely people at Evans and tried them on.

This is what the store looks like as you walk in. I really like how it's set out. Had a nice conversation with a Evans colleague about Beth and how lovely this collection is.

This is the paris print hanki hem top. I LOVE this. I think it hangs beautifully and would look great with jeans too if you wanted to wear it as a top instead of a dress. Love. Love. Love. Bought this one.

This is the black jersey belted dress. I was hoping that this would look amazing on me, but I don't really think it did a thing for me. Didn't buy this one.

Here we have the black ruched jersey maxi dress. The good thing about this dress is you can customise it quite easily with the ruching. I thought that the dress would be far too long for me, but after a bit of customisation I thought it looked rather nice. I didn't buy this, but I think I will in the future. I don't actually own a LBD. lol.

This is the black and ivory longline top. What can I say? I adore polka dots! I didn't think I'd like this one that much, but once I tried it on I fell a little bit in love. It's rather hard to get a picture that does this piece justice, but trust me.. it's lovely! Bought this.

This is the black and ivory spot t shirt. I was looking forward to this one. I quite liked the idea of just a normal t-shirt, but sadly I wasn't a fan of it on. It's very skinny fitting. I tried one on that was a size to big for me and it was still so tight. Sadly, didn't buy this.

I really wanted this! It's the black and ivory spot dress. Sadly the store had sold out of my size so I had to try on the size above and it was far too big for me. It's such a shame because I really wanted this!

These are the lace studded ankle boots. I adored these from the moment that I saw them. I can't walk in heels to save my life, but I'm willing to try for these! Bought them.

This is the floral print pocket dress. This was the biggest surprise of the collection. I didn't expect this one to look ok on me, but I love it! It fits so lovely on the bust and I love the addition of the pockets! I always feel lost without pockets, lol. Bought this!

So that was that, or so I thought.. Once at home there was a knock on the door and two lovely packages arrived. They contained my samples from Evans for doing their video last week. I was so excited I jumped around for a little while hehe. I was left to try them on and take photos in my parents bedroom. Not ideal, but you get the idea.

Here we have the floral print denim skirt and heart lurex short cardigan. I probably wouldn't wear these two together, but I do love both of them. I think the cardi will be one of the best sellers from this collection. I don't own a skirt(!) so this one is a lovely one to begin with!

This is the lightening bolt jumper. This one was one of my favourites from the moment I saw it last week. It's rather hard to get a good photo of it, but trust me it's beautiful. I've read in other reviews that this is itchy and they're not wrong. It is very itchy, but it's easily sorted if you just were a t-shirt under it!

This is the black knitted hooded cape. Love this! It hides all lumps and bumps and will come in SO handy over the winter months. Gives the warmth of a jumper but without feeling so close. Love it.

This is the heart print hanky hem top. This is almost identical to the paris top. This one is a little more on the edgey side with the colours. It's beautiful. I love how it hangs.

So all I need to say is.. I LOVE THIS COLLECTION!

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I received some Calvin Klein cosmetics in the post this morning. I got them from because I've been eyeing them up for a while and when I saw the prices I had to order some. So here's what I got -

Here we have the Calvin Klein Infinate Hydration Foundation. It only cost £5.50 and I got it in shade Warm Neutral, which I believe is the lightest shade. The coverage isn't that great, but I think there's a chance that it would make a good base for other foundations. I think I might apply it with a sponge tomorrow instead of with my fingers.

This is an CK eyeshadow in the shade Honeymoon. It's a really nude colour that's quite hard to see, but I really like the gold look without it being in your face.

Here with have a Calvin Klein lipstick in the shade Oasis (101). It's a little lighter than it's showing up in the photo, but it's beautiful. It's a nude shade with a really nice gold shine to it. It looks beautiful on.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Things I'm loving!

Hi everyone! This post is going to be about a few things that I'm loving at the moment and then maybe some things that I got in the post.



David & Goliath Totally Awesome lip jelly.
I actually quite like this even though it was cheap. Ok, it's supposed to be cherry flavoured and I can't taste anything, but the formula is rather nice and my lips feel lovely!

Assassins Creed Bloodlines PSP.
I've been a massive fan of Assassins Creed games since the first one came out and when I saw that this game had come in at work, I had to get it. Sure the graphics on the PSP aren't that great and the story doesn't seem like the best, but it's Assassins Creed and it'll tide me over until Brotherhood comes out in November!

Lush Tea Tree Water.
I've used a few things like this from Lush in the past, but this seems to be working better than others. The tea tree helps blemishes and I've noticed a massive difference in my blemishes in just a few days! Thumbs up!

My new chair!
I got this new chair the other day from IKEA. It's a beautiful light baby pink and it's soooo comfortable.


I got these little charms from eBay. They're little babies dressed as different Sanrio characters. As you can see, some of the detail is beyond terrible, but they were cheap and the ones that are painted ok are pretty cute!

My Melody padlock and key.
This is cuuuuuuute. It's not a substantial lock, but it's cute so well worth the £3 I paid for it!

I also added a new page to this site. If you click the 'Blog Sale' link on the top right hand side you'll see some items that I'm selling. I'll up updating it all the time so go and check it out!

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

What I'll be getting from the Beth Ditto collection.

So, what is everyone getting from the Beth Ditto at Evans collection? I keep looking online at the collection and it's making me edgy, but I need to wait until it comes into stores on Thursday so I can try the items I want on and get my discount. Woot!

I did this down in London for Evans:

And was offered the chance to get some of the collection for free. I feel so lucky so here are the items that I picked -

Aren't they beautiful? I can't wait to receive them. If the last collection is anything to go by then I'll be getting loads of questions about what I'm wearing when I'm out and about.

Here are the other things that I'll probably be buying then the collection comes into stores on Thursday...

This belt is certainly one of the highlights of the collection. It's soooo pretty.

This polka dot t-shirt is a simple and pretty item. I'm a sucker for polka dots.

I wasn't blown over by this when I saw it, but on the promo pic of Beth in this dress, it completely blew me away. I adore it and it must be mine!

This polka dot dress is beautiful. There is nothing more that needs to be said. Beautiful.

and finally...

These boots are the prettiest boots I've ever seen. I generally cannot walk in heels AT ALL, but I think I might be willing to try for these.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Beth Ditto At Evans Preview

Hi everyone!
As many of you are probably aware, I was invited to London by Evans Clothing to preview the brand new Beth Ditto collection. It's her second collection for the brand and I simply couldn't say no.
The day didn't get off to the best start because my train was 42 minutes late, but thankfully everything seemed to go smoothly from there.
My mother and I got a little lost on our way to the studio, but a wonderful man named Jeremy came to save us!
Once at the studio the new Beth Ditto collection was laid out over a massive table. I really don't know where to look first! There was so many items I just couldn't take it all in at first. There are so many beautiful prints and colours. I think this new collection is actually more wearable than the last one, which I think is wonderful because although I adored the last collection, I can see why some people might not. Beth's second collection involved polka dots, hearts, lightning bolts, flowers and other things that I'm probably forgetting. It's beautiful, well made and captures the essence of Beth perfectly.
I was asked to make a video for them in the same style that I do at home and I hope that it turned out alright for them. Fingers crossed.

The collection gets two massive thumbs up from me. The collection lanches on Friday so be sure to check it out!

Here are just a couple of the promo photos...

Here's a photo of me with the wonderful people who helped make all this happen today:

L-R: Jeremy, Lindsay, Me & Chanj. (And thanks to Nikki & Sophia too. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet the both of you!)

And now for some more photos from London :)

And the promo items that I received-

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