Saturday, 19 April 2014

Bank Holiday Beauty Purchases


Happy Easter everyone.

Mike and I popped out today to Boots as I had to get a prescription and all the make up was 3 for 2 so it was a good excuse to buy few things I wanted.

But before I show you my beauty buys we also popped to B&Q were I prchased this Birdcage Lamp for our bedroom...its so pretty.


Anyway onto the beauty things.....

No7 Lash Impact Mascara, this has been highly talked about and the reviews so far are really good. This is retailing at £10.00 at the moment.  I needed a new mascara and was going to get my usual 17 one but thought I would try this instead. I will let you know what I think.

No17 Cheek Stamp,  I love this it looks so pretty and I love the fact it has the mirror on the top.
Maybelline Anti-age eraser under eye concealer, I am lucky in that I don't suffer with many bags and wrinkles...not just yet anyway but I have noticed my under eye area is thinning a bit!  I have heard great things about this as being a dupe for 'Touche Eclat' but a lot cheaper.  I tried some when I got home and I think its pretty good.

17 Quicker Colour nail varnish in Pink Lemonade, I love the colour of this for summer. 
Soltan Beautiful Bronze Self Tan Lotion, this was on offer too.  This is my new favourite self tan I really love this and its not expensive.

I also got this Sleek make up bag free.

Well have a lovely weekend

Sunday, 13 April 2014

New Look (Gift Card buys & sale buys)

Hiya everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

This is a collective haul all from New Look, these items were purchased over the past month.

The first few items were purchased with a gift card I had at christmas :)

Crochet Bowler bag, as soon as I saw this bag online I knew I needed it.  Its just very me!  I am terrified of using it though as I don't want toget it dirty! 

Coral Blazer,  I saw this on one of the sales assistants in New Look and thought it was gorgeous.  Its so nice, its like a stretchy cardigan fabric and the colour is just so pretty

Pink daisy earrrings - could not resist these as again I love pink.

Cream sequin scarf, a very pretty scarf I love the ornate detail to it.

Also in the sale I also purchased 3 dresses.
This one was £19.99 reduced to £11.00, I am sure you will see its very me! ha ha
This skater dress was £12.99 reduced to £5.00, I love the colour of this.
and also the one I put in my previous outfit post.

Have you been buying anything in the New Look sale?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Outfit Post: Family Meal

Hiya lovelies
Hope you are all having a nice weekend.

Last night we went out for a family meal to a little country pub not too far from us.  We go to this place quite a lot they serve lovely home cooked food like Shepherds Pie, Lasagne and Veggie Lasagne etc...what I call comfort warm food...the sort of food I really enjoy!
This was my outfit, all of these items were bought in the sale except for the belt which is from another dress.  This outfit cost around £23.00!

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The dress  is from New Look and it was in the sale for £10.00 (its in my New Look haul coming up shortly!)
The nude blazer is from Primark, I bought it in the New Year sales for £7.00!
The nude heels were in the Matalan sale for £6.00.
I really liked this outfit :)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

H&M purchases

Hiya everyone

Just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind wishes I am feeling better now just awaiting my appointment with the heart clinic!

A couple of weeks ago I popped into town and came home with a nice little haul and only spent £6.50!!! The reason for this was I had gift cards for H&M and New Look.  I will show you the New Look purchases in a seperate post. 
I do love H&M although over the past couple of months were not that impressed with it however I do think they have some lovely items coming in for summer.

I purchased the following:

Cream Lace Front Cardigan,  I cannot explain to you how much I love this cardigan, it will look so pretty with a lot of my wardrobe.
Nude Pink Shirt Dress, I thought this looked quite boring on the hanger but looks can be deceptive!  I tried it on in the navy and the nude and to be honest I could have easily bought both.


This dress is lovely its so flattering and its a lovely length at just above the knees on me.
I love the little ruffle sleeves and its just a gorgeous dress and much better on me than on the hanger.
I also have a little nude bow waist belt which looks lovely with it as I am not keen on the string belt.

Black Flippy Textured Skirt, this is really cute and again not too short for me.  Its nice for work.


Take care


Friday, 28 March 2014

♥ Forever 21 Online Haul ♥

I meant to publish this post a couple of days ago but after having been taken to A&E in the early hours of Wednesday morning it put a spanner in the works!  After spending 2 days in hospital I am back :)  I had chest pains late on Tuesday night and rang the out of hours service who then called 999.  Basically my ECG's tests were abnormal and I had very high blood pressure so they thought I may have had a heart attack which was later ruled out.  I also tested positive for a blood clot!  After various tests and a CT scan where they inject dye into your veins...nice, they said there was no clot..luckily. They said that sometimes when you test positive for a blood clot it does not always mean you have one it could just be underlying infection.  As there were no clots and they cannot find an answer to the pain and the abnormal ECG's I could go home but I need to attend a Rapid Heart Clinic as an Outpatient so they can investigate further.  They think I may have Angina anyway but also need to find out whats causes the issues so I have been advised by the consultant to take it easy and not exercise. 
The thing that amazes me is I am not really fit I am not mega unfit I have never smoked and don't drink so why would I have angina or heart related problems.  I guess it does not matter if you are overweight, smoke and drink it can happen to anyone but I suppose those things don't help.
Anyway back to normality now and I just wanted to show you my large Forever 21 order. :) it cheers me up writing and posting about new clothes :)
I ordered the following:

A Little Lace Dress
 This is the name of it on the website. I love this dress so much its beautiful and looks lovely. I cannot wait to be able to wear this. It was only £10.50 and its a lovely length too so can be worn with bare legs although it may be short for people who are tall. I adore the lace waist band and the floral print, it screams picnics and summer.
Fit and Flare Floral Dress
This is another dress I love and have already worn it that weekend we had lovely weather.  Its like a beige/cream with little blue flowers.  I have to admit this dress is very short but I wear it with denim shorts under or over jeggings/leggings. 

Darling Bow Pumps
These are gorgeous and such a lovely coral colour, they are like fake suede and look more expensive than they were.
Garden Party Skater Dress
I sent this back!!  It looks amazing online but when it arrived it was gorgeous except for the colour.  The colour is like a real barbie bright pink.  I love pink but thought this was a hideous pink in terms of clothing.   Its a shame as if the shade of pink would have been nicer it would have been lovely.  Also this is a medium, and I found it be to be massive which is unusual for F21 as usually their clothing is on the smaller side.
Spring Flowers Necklace
aww this is cute and pretty.  Its more pink in reality than the photo, I think the flash has made it look more pale.

I also bought some ankle length black leggings for only £3.00....such good quality for this price.
What do you think of my haul?

I also have a H&M & New Look hauls coming up...I have been busy!!!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Three dresses for 5 pounds each :)

Hiya everyone

Last week I managed to buy three lovely dresses for just £5.00 each from a couple of the £5 websites that are around now. 

Firstly I purchased this gorgeous red floral dress which incidentally New Look were selling for around £20.00.  I have noticed this on a couple of peoples blogs and thought how pretty it was.
I got it from a website called  it arrived really quickly too and its so nice.  Its actually a bit longer so I can wear it with bare legs without worrying about it being too short.
I don't know why as I am short at 5ft 3ins but I find a lot of dresses nowadays are quite short.  I just don't know how people who are tall find buying dresses!
They still have this in stock but only in a size 8!

Also I regularly check the website and saw these dresses the other day which they them in about 5 different colours.  I have bought from this website before and both the dresses I bought were ASOS dresses with the labels part removed.  These dresses ere not a known label but they are really nice.  For some reason they accidentally sent the blue one in a smaller size and its a bit tight so I emailed them and they sent me a free returns label.  I found their customer service to be really good. 


I especially love the pink one :)  
The postage on these websites is about £3.95 so you have to take that into account but its still cheap.  Have you bought anything from the £5.00 websites?

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Casual Outfit Post and Tommy's Tree!

Hiya everyone
I thought I would do a quick outfit post, I am trying to wear some of my dresses I have in my wardrobe as I do tend to buy a lot of don't say!!!  I cannot resist I am just a sucker for a pretty dress ha ha
I am really happy as I have lost some weight, my stomach is definitely smaller and my dresses that used to be skintight and uncomfortable are feeling loser and looking better.
I am doing 30 mins of Zumba 3 times a week and have cut out a lot of junk food...I still have the occasional treats but not as much as I used to.  I think as I an have an Under Active Thyroid it is taking longer to lose weight which is an annoyance, it used to be much easier when I was a bit younger :(

Gosh I cannot believe how long my hair is now...seems like its been ages waiting to grow!
Ditsy Dress - Forever 21
Fake Leather Jacket - G21 at Asda
Plaited belt - H&M
Tights - Primark
Tan Boots - Schuh
I am loving the fact the weather is getting warmer and the nights are getting lighter.  Anyway who regularly reads my blog will know that Tommy (our ginger tom cat) died in 2012 and we wanted to plant a tree in his memory as he was an outdoors cat and loved the garden.  Our house is semi-detached with a driveway and garage.  We planted the tree in the front garden on the other side of the driveway.  Last year it did not blossom at all which was really disappointing but this year I have just noticed its actually starting to blossom which I am so happy about.  We called it Tommy's Tree' whenever I look at it I think of my little ginger baby who I adored so much.  Its strange to think when we moved into the house that where the tree is was a was a mess though and we were so worried about children or animals falling into it so we removed it.  
Tommy who sadly died 8th September 2012, god bless him.
Ollie is our latest addition and my second little baby.  We have had him a while now, he likes the garden but is much more of an indoors cat.