Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cheap Christmas Stocking Ideas

HI.. long time, no post! I've finally sent off my UCAS application so I can actually get back to blogging!
 I can't believe we're at the end of November and I'm writing my first Christmas related post, so crazy. 

I don't remember the last time I had a stocking, but I thought it would be cool to do a little gift guide/idea post for what I'd like to have in one! So here are the five things I think would be cool to receive in a stocking 

1 : Books
You can never go wrong or have too many books! A book that would be fabulous to receive in a stocking is Lauren Conrad's "Style". I took this book out in the library in January.. and I'm still yet to return it! It's such a good read and probably the best style guide I've ever read (and probably ever will). From mixing patterns to mastering the smokey-eye, this book has everything a girl needs!

2 : Mugs
Like books, you can never have too many mugs! I'm obsessed with mugs and my collection is slowly growing.. I was sent this beautiful Birdy mug from IWOOT! They also have this beautiful Knuckle Duster Mug which is going on my Christmas wishlist! Not only do they have great mugs, they also have lots of quirky items on their site. If you're strugging on gifts for christmas you should check out iwoot! They even have experiencing days like indoor skydiving, Thames Lunch Cruise, Sushi Making! IWOOT is also super affordable, I can definitely see myself shopping for unique gifts in the future!!

3 : Teeth Whitener
Teeth Whitening seems to actually be a thing these days.. I would frown upon it, but after reviewing Pearly's Weekly Teeth Whitening Power and Teeth Whitening Foam I can definitely see why! The first time I used this I could see a massive difference. It's been about a month since I finished it and I feel like a book without words. If you're looking for a cheap way to get them grills white, I've found the answer! I had before and after pictures which I saved it on my laptop but everything (including every photographic memory I've had since 2008) got wiped, but CarlyRowena did a post on it some time ago and the results she got were amazing!

4 : Notebooks, Scrapbooks, Diaries
Notebook are essentials for almost everyone, I have a big collection of notebooks and I just can't get enough of them! I think it would also be cool to give someone a scrapbook, especially for friends; filled with pictures, quotes and all that! My favourite sites for notebooks and photo albums are Urban Outfitters and The Peas Knees - I could get lost in the stationary sections!

5 : Nail Polishes & Lipstick
And finally, nail polishes and lipsticks! Since nail polishes and lipsticks are tiny you could always pop them in a stocking. My favourites are currently the Barry M Matte Nail Polishes, I need to get my hands on one! There will never be a time a girl won't love a lipstick. I bet MAC and Rimmel London will be popular ones this year! I'm loving all those dark colours!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

OOTD | I’m searching for a paradise that I just can’t seem to find

Hello, this week has been quite a strange one. I can't believe we're two weeks into November. Crazy. Today I wanted to introduce you to my blue tulip blouse! I found this baby in a charity shop for £1. It's oversized, sheer and so beautiful. I found some leggings buried deep within the depths of my clothes, I forgot how useful they are. I really love how simple this outfit is and how the blouse gives it some colour. Also, here is my winter coat! I'm not quite sure what kind of jacket it is though.. bomber? (is that completely wrong?!) it has inside pockets and is the most comfiest thing I've ever worn - I also found this in a charity shop for £1. Best bargain ever.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Review | Barry M - Lash Vegas Mascara

A couple of weeks ago I was in need of a new mascara, I popped in to Boots and Vanese told me that Lash Vegas was said to be pretty good, for £6.49 I couldn't really say no. I've not tried anything other than nail polishes from Barry M so I was pretty excited to test it out.
They say the spiral wand is meant to catch every lash and "promises to give you show-stopping volume". I wouldn't say it gets every lash in one go, but I do agree that it gives you show-stopping volume. It gives off the illusion of fake lashes and can look very natural I used to use Benefit's - They're Real! Mascara and I honestly think that Lash Vegas is just as great.With They're Real! it hardens a bit too much which makes it very hard to get, but Lash Vegas isn't quite as difficult. The price difference isn't too bad either, but Lash Vegas is definitely quite the bargain. 
With no mascara // with Lash Vegas // with They're Real! separating 

The only problem I have with Lash Vegas is that the brush doesn't allow you to separate your lashes individually which can sometimes result in all your lashes being glooped together, but I use my dry They're Real wand to space them out and the end results couldn't be more perfect.

Overall, I think Lash Vegas is an amazing product that should probably be way more expensive than it is, but it's not so we should all praise Barry M for their greatness. Lash Vegas is definitely in my top 5 make-up products now and I would recommend it to everyone for any occasion. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

My life in pictures & life update #14

New flatforms // Finally got to see Peter & Kerry live // Twin Selfie // OOTD // Pumpkin Spice Latte <3 // New Look sale buys // Tinseltown // Me and Ellie with Jasmine from Towie // Banana's and blueberries for breakfast.
Being attractive with Zara // AccessAllASOS gifts! // Fruit, Granola, Soya milk and Company // Getting out the winter socks // Company and Topcorn // Finally have I.D! // Costa hot chocolate & Mushroom English Muffin (totally amazing) // Elavator Selfie // Love locks in Shoreditch.