Monday, 27 July 2015

Prairie Charms: Prairie Pizzazz Box

Was too excited to receive my first Prairie Charms' Prairie Pizzazz box last week and I've seen a few people debating whether to sign up on Twitter so thought I'd show you what you get and help your decision ;)

Firstly, we all know I'm a sucker for packaging and with gorgeous paper, stickers and sequins, I was rather excited before I'd even opened it properly. 

When you sign up with the gorgeous and lovely team at PC (shout out to the brilliant Stephanie!) they ask you what kind of things you like and your style so it can be suited to you as much as possible.. 

Mine included various hair pieces which are subtle and perfect including the gorgeous black leather bow, ribbon head band, hair wraps, no bump bobbles, a super cute butterfly clip! There was also a lovely bead bracelet and a gold and pink tassel necklace along with some stationary accessories and oh, hello popcorn! 

The box was only £20 and I'm sure there's so much more to come from PC so be sure to find them on Twitter & Instagram and of course check out their website.

Just a little post for now as I've had a few issues with Blogger and trying to upload my holiday VLOG but hoping to have them both up this week - lots of life-y stuff to update on too so come and find me on Social Media and in the mean time, hope this persuades you to get your Charms ;)


Monday, 13 July 2015

What's in my Hand Luggage?

Following on from the post I did recently about what's in my suitcase ready for holiday, I thought I'd do a bit of a hand luggage post as well!

I like to try and be a bit more organised when it comes to hand luggage so even though I actually have a 10kg suitcase on wheels (as I needed more room as we're only sharing 1x 20kg suitcase) but I have my Alphabet Bag from Cabella where I keep all my onboard/airport essentials:

Phone & iPad
Books / Magazine
Purse (including passport & Euros)
Instax Mini Camera (plus extra film)
Mini speaker
Pain Killers / Anti travel sickness tablets
Make up/face wipes
Hand gel/lotion

Plus anything I buy at duty free in the airport ;)

Friday, 10 July 2015

What's in my Holiday Suitcase + HAUL!

As I'm currently on holiday I've scheduled a few posts including this one..  it's been a case of shopping, sorting and packing early last week so thought I'd do a bit of a haul type slash what's in my suitcase type post as well as showing you what I've been buying lately. All of this is added to all my suitcase additions from last year's holiday - hit the archives here.

Top left: Dorothy Perkins, £6
Top right: Topshop, £20 (pricey for a little beach dress but it looks so nice on and I love the tassles!
Bottom left: Very, £12 (brought in this and a blue/purple colour)
Bottom right: TK Maxx £10

 Do love a good crop top at the moment - and don't worry, I did iron them before packing!
Top left: Primark, £8
Top right: New Look, £4
Bottom left: Victoria's Secret, £17 (perfect for the hotel Gym)
Bottom right: Oasis, £10

Left: Topshop, £42
Right: Matalan (last year)

 I've literally been obsessed with this jumpsuit after it keeps popping up on the Silk Fred Twitter as an advertisment and I ordered it a bit worried that it wasn't going to fit as it's one size. I'm 5'9/10 and currently size 14/16 on bottom and 12 on top but it actually fits really well. Was quite pricey at about £35 but I really like it and will look great with a tan! ;)

Both pairs of Shorts are New Look - the top are last year's but they're so comfy I've brought a similar pair for this year. Both £19.99

 Top left: Primark, £6 top, £4 bottom
Top right: Very, £16 top, £14 bottom (I think!)
Bottom left: TK Maxx, £4.99 for the set
Bottom right: Sports Direct, £13

 I'll also be doing a little "what's in my hand luggage" post and maybe even a "what's in my wash/make up bags" post shortly too!

If you're going on holiday, where do you normally buy your holiday clothes and what bargains have you picked up this year? Tweet me links!

Monday, 6 July 2015

New Hair & Hair Inspo

 I've been saying on Twitter for a couple of months now that I needed to change my hair - I was bored and wanted something more Summery but for the first time ever I had no set idea as to what I wanted. I knew I wanted to go lighter but I didn't know whether than was highlights, full head or just a few highlights around the bottom for a dip dye effect. I spent hours scrawling through Instagram and Pintrest for ideas and these were some of the styles that I loved...


I went to Royston Blythe in Shrewsbury as a couple of friends have been there and their photos and hair look great and I've heard lots of good things! I went in for a consultation a few weeks ago so they knew roughly what I wanted and I showed them the above photos and basically let them take over and do what they want! I didn't know how high up my hair I wanted the blonde or which colour of blonde would suit me so I left it to the experts and this is how it went down...

It was a bit of a mess, was too long, the ends were battered, the blonde that was on there before was coming through the dye and the top was a mix of god knows how many brown/red colours as it was fading unevenly.

The top is a gorgeous dark brown colour which is now finally even all over and gives it that gorgeous shine that has been missing for so long. As for the ends... *squeals* After showing the photos and letting them loose on my hair, this is what the guys came up with... It's had a good cut, more layers, thinned out, a great treatment ready for holiday and I just think the blending from dark to light is perfect and toned! Had so many compliments and the photo I put on Facebook is one of my most liked photos ever! The blow dry was just the cherry on the already sweet cake and I think that it looked amazing the day I had it done an the day after. I wish I had the patience to do it myself but I think it calls for more treats and trips to the hair dressers before any events or nights out ;)

Thank you to the guys at Royston Blythe for my new hair! If you're in Shrewsbury and looking for a new hair style, look no further.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cabella Holiday Nails & Haul!

Do you ever enter Facebook competitions and think "I'll never win but worth a go" and share the post anyway? Well helloooooo, winner right here. Last month I shared Cabella's post in an attempt to win a set of gel nails and I got a little over excited when I was the winner.

It was perfect timing for my holiday so yesterday while I was in Nottingham I visited Dannica at Cabella (which you all know is one of my favs - go back and read my post on the Cabella Christmas event and see the products avaialble!) and had my nails done and stocked up on some of their new goodies.

(Bloody love my nails - why do they always look better than when I do gel ones? Super summery-coral colour with a bit of gold glitter!)
As for the spree, and I mean a proper spree, I stocked up on everything from bathbombs to their new Lip Paints!

I've been wanting to try lip paints for a while as they have a great coverage and have the staying power of a lipstick! As they're only £5, I picked up 2 for my holiday, a gorgeous nude which I put on as soon as I got in the car, and a bright coral for when I'm tan-ready! I'll do a separate post with swatches and reviews if anyone's interested :)

These "cupcake" bombs are fantastic as they last up to 6 baths depending on how much you use. I normally cut them up but the girls at Cabella suggest putting them in the bath for a few minutes before taking them back out and letting them dry ready for next time. I can't remember how much they are but I think it's about £3-5 so this is great considering how long they last.

 Soap in the shape of a cake slice... need I say more?!

Wouldn't be a trip to Cabella without picking up a new candle! My Cherry Tartlette and Violet candle ran out recently (read my Candle Empties post here) so of course I had to get a new one. I went for the Strawberry Cupcake which is a new one for me and oh my, it's heavenly. I've already used an hour of it while I was in the bath last night! They are 70% cheaper than Yankee Candles but the scent still has the power to hit you when you walk into the room which is what I love.

 Now for the bathbombs...

All of the bathbombs are SUPER CUTE and contain various oils and good stuff for your skin - I'm not getting too technical here! I love the huge variety of the 15+ pieces in Cabella and I'm slowly working my way through them all. This time I picked up the blueberry cupcake which I used last night and have to say, possibly my favourite in terms of how it left my skin feeling after.

I just love the different styles and ideas that have been put into making them - I mean, who came up with a cream cake and plant pot style bath bomb? They look so good I don't want to use them! But for less than £3 each, I think I can stretch to getting them again!

If you're in Nottingham or surrounding areas, go and treat yourself next time you're shopping! Cabella have everything from bathbombs and make up to alphabet bags and jewellery to fake tan and beauty accessories!