Monday, 20 April 2015

♥ ASOS & Misguided Online Orders ♥

Hiya everyone I hope you all had a lovely weekend. :) 

I had such a lovely weekend as the hubby and I went to Cardiff.  It was a beautiful day and I love Cardiff,  especially for shopping.  There are literally loads of shops, but what I like is that its not so busy that you cannot walk anywhere like London.

I noticed there was at least 2 H&M's, 2 New Looks and they have a new Primark which I think opened last year so I was in shopping heaven!  I also love Zara in Cardiff however was disappointed as there was nothing that really stood out for me in there! 

I bought a few things which I shall put into another post as firstly I wanted to show you my little online orders I made recently with ASOS and Missguided.

Firstly to Missguided where I ordered this pretty little dress.   I don't generally order much from Missguided but I have had my eye on this dress for ages.  Now we are going to Majorca I feel its ideal for going out in the evening with wedges. I notice it looks so short on the model but luckily as I am so short its ok on me. 

I just adore the pretty pattern I feel so girly in this.  I am so glad I ordered it when I did as its now sold out. 

Then on the Asos website I noticed this rather lovely bikini in the sale.

  They only had size 8's left in the bottoms which fit really well. What I really like about this bikini is they do bra cup sizes and they go up to a G I think!  The top was £6.50 and the bottoms £4.50 which I think is a bargain for such a lovely good quality bikini.   Another thing I love about this bikini is you can wear it quite cleavage busting like the model has it or if you don't do it up so tight it actually makes your boobs appear a bit smaller and more covered so I think I will wear it like that instead, plus its very supportive for larger chests! 
Because of my weightloss all my bikinis are way too big apart from one I got in the New Look sale not long ago.  So I have a couple of pretty bikinis for my holiday now :

I also ordered these little sandals....I love the fact they are Apricot colour as I love that peachy/apricot colour that seems to be really in now.

and I ordered these little pointed nude pumps.  I really like these however I was worried they may make my feet look massive.  To be honest they are a tad too big I think I could have got the 3 but they are really nice and look quite classy.  I much prefer pointed pumps I think they make your legs look longer and are just more elegant.

So what do you think of my haul?  Have you been making any online orders lately?


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Life update....and a couple of 5 Pound dresses!

Hiya everyone

I have been such a bad blogger of late, 'smack hand', I still have my fake tan reviews to do and I also have a bedroom update.  I also made a sneaky online order at Asos and Missguided this weekend...oops! :)

I have a few things to look forward to as Mike and I are going to Cardiff next Saturday we are going to go shopping and maybe a bit of sightseeing.  I really love Cardiff for shopping.

In May we are going away for a long weekend to Torquay and last weekend we finally booked a holiday!  We are off to Majorca in July so we are both looking forward to that.

Around this time last year as many of you will know I was poorly for quite a long time and that;s how I started my weightloss.  Since that time I have cut out gluten from my diet and also cut out junk food and in the process in the space of a year have lost around 2 and a half stone.  Since my last post I have lost another 2lb.

I am now easily getting into size 8-10's and am a lot happier.

Anyway I have mentioned Everything 5 Pounds in a previous post but I like this online site.  They do have some things that are maybe a tad cheap looking but also they have some really nice items and all at just £5.00.

I made a little order the other week for 2 dresses I thought would be ideal for work and at just a fiver each what more can you ask for!

I ordered this Peter Pan Collar Shift Dress, when it arrived it had a Peacocks tag on and was originally £18.00! It is fabulous quality its stretchy thick material like 'ponte' material and its a nice ideal length for work.

and this Ruffled Hem Shift Dress,  this has no tag on but the label said 'Limited' it looked like a Wallis dress!  Again another fab dress for a fiver! 

Anyway many apologies for my lack of posting and lack of reviews that I promised, I will do these very soon.  I will also show you my online orders.   :)  Plus I am thinking of holding a giveaway very soon...I just need to get back into 'the blogging'!

Take care


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Bristol Fashion Week and Bristol Haul.

Hello everyone

Sorry for such a long delay between posts, I have just been quite busy.

Last weekend I caught up with a friend and we attended the Bristol Fashion Show.  In the past Mark Hayes (the fashion stylist on This Morning Britain) and Andrew Barton (celebrity hairdresser) presented it and the banter between them was very funny, however this year it was presented by Mark Hayes and Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea. I felt it lacked a bit of its usual humour which was disappointing. The tickets were £8.95 and for that price you get to see the catwalk show which was fabulous as usual and you also got a goody bag which contained various samples and products.

Unfortunately we got there a bit later than expected and ended up sitting on a row near the back, this was the view.  To be honest we still had a good view this photo is not the best! 

I really enjoyed the catwalk show, they have models of all shapes and sizes and different ages.  I was not keen on the 'Brights' section where they mixed bright yellow with bright blue and red! Not my type of thing. However I loved some of the items especially this pretty dress from Superdry.  Its £50 though which I think is very expensive for a cotton dress! It looked amazing on the model on the catwalk though and I loved the scalloped edging.

Afterwards we went shopping and I purchased a few items:

Firstly to New Look where I picked up this gorgeous Cameo Rose Floral Bustier Dress.  I really love the colours on this dress and how nice they look together.

Also in New Look I purchased this pinstripe skirt in the sale. Being that I am only 5ft 3ins this is a bit too long for me and midi length does not suit me at all!  Therefore as it was only a fiver and fitted me really well I decided I would buy it and take it up to just above the knee.

Then in Dorothy Perkins I picked up probably my most favourite item this gorgeous crochet shoulder jumper/top.  I love this its so pretty plus I got 30% off...bonus!  It looks so much nicer on than in the photo. 

I also picked up this pretty stretchy bracelet in the sale too.

Lastly in H&M I purchased this pretty lace top which I just thought was so versatile. I love lace!

and this beige pencil skirt.  Again I really wanted some skirts that were for work.  This goes so well with many of my tops especially the lace one above and will be lovely for spring/summer!

and I also got this pretty peachy pink lace peplum top in the sale for £7.00, this is gorgeous. Used stock photo as I had uploaded all my photos and forgot this one!!

What do you think of my haul?  Do you love lace?

I will be catching up on all your blogs sometime today :) 

Take care


Saturday, 21 March 2015

March haul - Primark, H&M & George

Hello everyone

I am back with another big haul! 

This haul mainly consists of tops among a few other things and these items have been purchased over the past few weeks!   

Firstly in Primark I purchased a few basics. 

  I purchased these two cardigans in like a blush peachy pink and an ivory colour for £4.90 each in Primark.  I don't know what's wrong with Primark sizing lately but I had to get a size 6 in these where as I am more of an 8-10!  I love these cardi's though as they are really stretchy and  soft.

Two basic vest tops in nude and white.

Cute daisy print vest

I love Primark homeware I think the homeware is better than the clothing.   I love this floral hand towel.

Love these little peep toe lazer cut sandals 

I have been really disappointed with Primark dresses lately they seem really poor quality and I am not keen on the patterns/prints! 

Anyway onto H&M where I purchased the following:

I do love how H&M always seem to do nice tops and at a really reasonable price.  I love this peach burnout lace effect top, its so lovely on and it looks really nice with skinny jeans or I may wear it to work with a skirt.

This cute little floral vest top I thought was just so nice especially with jeggings or shorts when its warmer.

Mauve lace top t-shirt

I also bought this cardigan it was only £7.99. I used the stock photo as the photo I took does not show how pretty this cardigan is.  Its such a great thin cardi to throw on when you just want a bit of cover.  I have a dress very similar to the one she is wearing in this photo too and it would go so nice with this cardigan! 

Also I saw this pretty make up bag by the till :) 

Then onto George in Asda where I purchased these cute little floral pumps in the sale for £3.00.  I wore these today and they are so comfy and look so sweet.

I also loved these mugs in Asda so bought a couple.

I did also purchase a couple of dresses but I will put these in a seperate post.  Also look out for a couple of fake tan reviews and an ebay bargain! 

Have you been buying much lately?

Take care


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

NOTD - Bourjois So Laque Glossy in Peach and Love

 Hello everyone

I managed to pick up the Bourjois So Laque Glossy varnish in Peach and Love for only £2.50 last week.  I thought for that price it was worth a try!  

I think its a really summery colour and its very pretty but I find its very runny.  These photos are taken after I applied two coats.

This is ok,  I think its pretty enough but the consistency is not very good and its a bit cheaper looking than my Number 1 polish which is Maybelline Nude Rose.   Plus it chips really easily and only lasts 1 or 2 days which I really hate as I like a polish that lasts a bit longer. 

Have you tried this varnish?  What's your opinons?


Sunday, 8 March 2015

♥ New 'Poppy Lux' Dress ♥

Hello everyone

Poppy Lux are a Brighton based fashion label that I have seen on many fashion websites. Sugarhill Boutique sell Poppy Lux here -  also Joy, New Look and Dorothy Perkins are selling this brand now. As soon as I saw this dress online I had to order it!   I am a sucker for florals anyway but this dress is absolutely perfect. It was £39 which is dearer but the quality and fit is second to none.  I ordered the size 10 and it fits really nicely, like a slightly a-line fitted dress and its a lovely material plus its fully lined.  I also love the fact that its not really short its just above the knee on me.

I really adore this dress and cannot wait to wear it.

Have you ever purchased anything from Poppy Lux?

Take care



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What's in my Oasis bag???


Mike and I popped out for lunch last Saturday and afterwards we had a little browse in the shops.  I was enticed into Oasis as I loved their 'springlike' window display.  They do have some really pretty dresses in there...........

however nothing I really wanted except these pretty earrings!

I think they are simply stunning.


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Outfit Post - Lace & Crochet!

Hiya everyone

MIke and I went out for lunch today...only to Pizza Hut but you got to love 'The Hut'! 

This was my outfit

I adore this creamy white crochet dress its from G21 at Adsa...when I first bought it a few years ago it was skintight and I could only wear it with leggings as it was so short, however since losing weight I can now wear this as a dress in summer with bare legs as its a lot longer.

Belt - this is my trusty Horse clasp belt from Primark...I wear this belt so much with various outfits!

The beige boots are from H&M

The faux leather jacket is also from G21 at Asda 

The handhag is fron New Look.  I bought it this time last year and I love this bag so so much! 

Have a lovely weekend


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Small Beauty and Clothing Haul ♥

Hiya everyone

Last Friday I had an afternoon off work and thought I would have a wander around the shops.  The kids were still of school so it was pretty packed everywhere...I don't think I chose the right time.

I have a gift card from New Look that I have had since Christmas and it has quite a lot on it.  I spent some of this but still have about £80 left!

I managed to purchase this pretty 'Kelly Brook' bikini in the sales which was reduced to £10. Even though I have lost a lot of weight and down to a size 8-10 I still have a large chest!!  I love Kelly Brook bikinis as they cater for ladies over a DD cup.

I also got these New Look Indigo Jeggings, I love these I managed to get them in a size 8 and a 30 inch leg.  My old jeggings are literally rolling down now and I find them really baggy on the ankles.

In Primark I bougth the lazer cut top that I  purchased in red but in white.

Also this peach pink lace trim top 

hair bands - very Cath Kidston :) 

I also popped into Boots and had a little spree.

I wanted some fake tan, to be honest I am tanned all year around and in winter I tend to use a cheaper tan just because I don't show as much flesh.  In summer I prefer to stick to Sienna X spray tans or I buy Sienna X...I love that stuff.   I also love Sally Hansen, which I did purchase another bottle.  I usually buy the Tan Glow but thought I would try the Medium Glow. 

I think the Airbrush Legs are foolproof and it looks amazing on your legs!

I also noticed the L'Oreal Sublime Dark Tanning Gel and thought I would give it a try.  This was £12.99, not expensive for fake tan but not one of the cheaper ones either.  I will be doing a review of this very soon!

I also wanted a new mascara and was going to try one of these Maybelline mascara's 

however I ended up purchasing the 17 Doll'd Up Mascara and I have to say this is by far the best mascara I have ever used.  I cannot praise this mascara enough!

stock photo as I accidentally deleted the photo I took of it!!

I also ordered a gorgeous dress online which I shall tell you about in a seperate post.

Take care