Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Days Out: A Trip to Oxford

Yesterday, after many weeks of talk of going, I actually made it to Oxford.

I had a great time visiting the places I have seen so many times on tv shows such as 'Morse' and 'Lewis'.

Have a look for yourselves and see how many you recognize!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The women who influence my style.

I've been thinking a lot just recently (mainly whilst lying in the garden in the glorious sunshine!)about the people who have, and still do, influence my wardrobe, hair and makeup choices. My 'Style Crushes' as it were.

Obviously there will always be the obligatory mention of my mother and sister at this point as their presence is always constant in my life.

But what of celebrities and other people?

I must a admit I'm terrible for following people around shops then approaching them to ask where the item that has caught my attention is from, but mainly my 'style crushes' these days are celebrities and who can blame me when you can't walk into a shop without seeing one of them looking glam, advertising the latest 'must have' item.

So, after much thought, (what else is there to do whilst sunbathing?) i came to the following list of people who influence my hairstyle, makeup and fashion choices:

Cheryl Cole

Jennifer Aniston

Emily Deschanel

Lauren Conrad

last but not least my most recent style crush is Stana Katic

I'd love to know who other people look to for their inspiration!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Who said chocolate was bad for you?!!

As a girl who never seems to win anything, I'm still a little shocked that when I entered the code from the inside of the Cadburys Flake wrapper into the little box on their website, I was told that I had actually won!

This is the lipgloss I picked out of a choice of about 3 lipglosses and several lipsticks.

Thank you Cadburys and Benefit!!!!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Yet another make-up haul

These are a few of the goodies I picked up whilst helping my sister re-vamp her makeup bag.

I've wanted Mac's Blacktrack fluidline for a while but the other two items were very much impulse buys.

The 'Plumful' lipstick by Mac was just a really pretty pink and a bit of a change from the nude lips that I seem to have been favouring just recently.

The 'Dusk' eyeshadow from Laura Mercier is a really pretty, shimmery pink colour that will hopefully become a makeup bag staple (or at least I hope it will as £18 is rather a lot of money for a single eyeshadow!).

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Yet another mini makeup haul!

I may have gone a little crazy today whilst wandering the beauty hall in Selfridges as I started hemorrhaging money like there was no tomorrow!

This is all I have to show for it!!

I've heard really good reviews about the Mac Prep and Prime Finishing Powder so I thought I would give it a go. (I'll hopefully do a review of my own soon to let you know if it lives up to those previous reviews!)

The two lipsticks I brought are really beautiful. I saw them recommended (can't remember where) as a good combination for a day look and I definitely agree. They work really well on their own:

or layered like this:

The Laura Mercier 'Bronze' tint adds a sparkly dimension to Bobbi Browns 'Honeysuckle' creamy lip colour.