Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Disobedient, annoying skin!

So for the majorityof my life I have suffered with oily combination skin that was prone to break outs and now I'm being told it is dry and sensitive?

How is this possible?!

I know it is true (although I must admit I thought that the overly made up lady at the makeup counter was having me on) as the new moisturiser I have purchased seems to be working wonders.

This new moisturiser, Lancome's Hydra Zen Neurocalm one I wouldn't have dreamed of using on my previous skin type.

My 'mini review'

Smells wonderful.
Leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
Packaging - although it is cute, my personal preference will always be for moisturisers with pump dispensers as I feel this is a bit more hygienic.
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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Jack Wills

I was pleased to find that Selfridges in Birmingham have opened a Jack Wills concession (even if it is a small one!)
My love for this brand started during the summer when I was fortunate enough to visit the quaint little town of Salcombe, Devon.
It was on my excursion through the little high street that I stumbled across the brand with the famous pheasant logo.
All though I am now pretty much addicted to this shop (and will probably be purchasing a few Christmas gifts from here in the near future) I was a little upset to realise that the products I have purchased so far are not quite as 'British' as the slogan 'fabulously British' would have you believe!!
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A little self indulgent haul before Christmas!

It has been a while since I have brought any make-up products or clothes (been watching my pennies) but this week during my 'stay-cation' I went a little crazy!

Making the most of my last few holiday days this year , I have managed to combine days out with some retail therapy.........this was the result!

 Mac's Paint Pot in 'Morning Frost' and 219 brush, Bobbi Bown Long wear gel eyeliner in 'Denim Ink'

Mac Beauty Powder in 'Snowglobe' 

Jack Wills Gillet 

Hollister 'Fallbrook' shirt 

New Look blouse 

Last but not least.............. Dress from George

Recent travels

With the rapid approach of the end of this year and the threat of loosing my annual vacation days, I decided to do a bit of a 'stay-cation' and visit the places I had been talking about visiting all year.

It turned out to be a very eclectic 5 days off work with visits to Oxford, Bicester, Blenheim Palace, Birmingham and even a short stay at a local spa!

Has anyone else done a stay-cation this year?

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Furry friends - Latest addition

I can't get over how small he is!
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Monday, 1 August 2011

Race for Life 2011

Can't believe it is a week today since I took part in Cancer Researches Race For Life.

Still amazed that it turned out to be such a fun day. The sun was shining, there was pink as far as the eye could see and everyone was generally in high spirits.

Only downside...learning that my sister has now over taken me in the fitness stakes...guess there is always next year!
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Thursday, 28 July 2011

NOTD Nails Inc Instyle Coral freebie.

There is nothing like a bit of sunshine and bright nails to lift your spirits.

All day I have been catching flashes of these moving swiftly over the keyboard.

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Pandora? really is an addiction!

With it being a rare occurrence that I manage to walk past a Pandora store these days, it was inevitable that I would end up doing a Pandora 'show and tell'

As I have mentioned previously, I was my bracelet was a gift for my birthday and has since become my pride and joy. Beads have then been received as gifts and purchased by myself resulting in the bracelet now being 2/3s full.

My overall impression of the brand is that the products are well made and well thought out. This being said, it is a little on the pricey side!

I was also less than pleased about the price increase earlier this year. The beads increased by atleast £5 and other items by considerably more!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Taylor Swift at Birmingham LG Arena

Annoyingly thin and impossibly pretty was the envious conclusion reached
by my sister and myself after tuesday nights concert, not to mention
ridiculously talented! With 5 different costume changes, 3 different
hairstyles and loads of glitter and sparkle I would definitely recommend
Taylor as an artist well worth seeing live.

Monday, 3 January 2011

My Birthday

So yesterday was a rather special occasion for me. It saw the end of my twenties and ushered in a new decade in the story that is my life.

I have to say I met this occasion with trepidation and uncertainty, but, as it turns out, the world did not end and I have not become wrinkly overnight!

The actual day itself was very pleasant (as is any day that involves a trip to Selfridges Noodle bar!)

I would like to thank all my friends and family for helping to make it a special day and for spoiling me rotten with loads of pressies!

I am now on my way to being a Pandora obsessive!