Showing posts from February, 2015

Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Max Holidays Mascara

I'm jumping on the Mascara hype however I'm currently loving the new Bourjois mascara rather than the new Benefit Mascara as I can't find a shop that have the mag in stock!
I got given a sample at work last week and I'm never overexcited about trying mascaras as I always end up disappointed as I'm quite hard to please when it comes to make up - particularly mascara! However I must admit, and for the first time on this blog, I will say that I am surprised at how much I love this product. I belive this may be my first ever blogpost on a mascara of any kind.
 I'll keep this short and sweet as I'm a bit pants and doing review posts (world's worst blogger award winner!) but it's a great little magic power for when you're in a rush as it's fab for adding just a couple of layers which is all that's needed for an every day look without clumping. It's really easy to build up too so if you're heading out after work then definitely pop th…

Dakota Johnson - Fashion Envy!

This time last year barely anyone had even heard of her but now she's possibly one of the most famous women in the world playing the lead in 50 Shades. I'm not obsessing over the book/film like most people seem to be but I am gonna go and watch it to see what the fuss is about but over the last few weeks, Dakota Johnson has taken over the Daily Mail website with all of the 50SOG Premiers across the world and oh my days, I've fallen uncontrollably in love with her wardrobe! So much so I'm putting my ideal wardrobe together right here right now, plus it's giving me gym inspiration looking at her stunning figure!
This Dior Black Number is to die for.. what I'd give! I love how basic her hair and make up is but how flawlessly she pulls it off. 

I'm not gonna lie, and I hope my boyfriend doesn't read this, but Dakota's stunning figure and the way she can wear this beautiful YSL dress makes me want a boob reduction! I've said for years I've wante…

Instax Mini 8 Camera

A few people have commented on some of my recent Instagram Photos about some polaroid photo's I've recently taken and even though I've had my Instax Mini 8 Polaroid style Camera since November for my birthday, I've not really mentioned it before or blogged about it! Better late than never, right?
Last Summer when I was in London I saw some Japanese girls with these funky looking cameras that were producing Polaroid prints - one had a light blue camera and one had a baby pink one! They were giggling and comparing photos of London scenery and I thought that it was a great little toy that really brought back that retro feel from the olden days. I kept thinking that I should've gone up to them and asked them what they were as I looked around PC World and couldn't see anything similar. But in October I was watching a Zoella Vlog where she was using one and I finally learnt what it was called and a bit more about them.

I spent a bit of time (for the first time ever…

Granny Takes A Dip!

I admit, I've never really been a Lush fan.. no, let me correct that. Not "not a fan" but it's never been something that's really bothered me, I don't really like taking baths and I'm definitely a jump in the shower and get out as soon as possible type person! 
HOWEVER! The last couple of months I've been reading more blog posts about the products and watched one too many Zoella Lush halls! I'd went in just to have a nose a few weeks ago and thought I'd try out a hand cream or body lotion or something but got chatting to the lovely lady, Sam, in the Telford branch of Lush. I explained that I wanted to try something that worked on relaxing muscles due to how much time I'm spending in the gym while doing out 3000 mile charity challenge and she suggested a few bits and pieces that would be best for using after a big work out. I knew that yesterday we had a big event and I'd be knackered by the end of it so I saved my 2nd ever bath bomb, …

Primark Candle: Pineapple & Ginger

Yes... you heard me.. Not Yankee Candle, not John Lewis or any other fancy pants store.. PRIMARK!

I've never picked up a Primark Candle before and yes I admit, I am a Yankee Candle addict - until now! I love candles, I'm obsessed and I'm sure if I buy anymore then my boyfriend is going to kick me out.

But whilst mooching around the home section in Primark last weekend, I picked up a random candle half heartedly as I walked around in a daze not really taking much notice at what I was looking at. Oh my days, it definitely brought me back to planet earth. I hadn't even taken notice of what scent it was when I picked it up but the freshness and hawaiian/holiday/cocktail-y smell filled my nose and the candle hit the pile of clothes in my basket.

In all honesty, I'd not even taken notice of how much it was so when I got to the till and it was £2, I was almost ready to chuck away the Yankees and buy the rest of the Primark scents. The jar aswell is really plain and basic …

#FoodFriday: The Favourites

I keep scrolling through my photos on my phone and I swear that about 87.6% of them are food! And I've not done a #FoodFriday for a couple of months so after doing my fitness post earlier in the week, I'd do a little post about my healthier options and my the new favourites that are landing on our table!
One of my all time favourite places to eat is Carluccios - 9/10 times I have the spicy sausage pasta and I've never really given anything else ago so for Christmas my Mum got me a Antonio Carluccio pasta cook book! I can't remember if I've ever posted about my basil pesto chicken pasta but I found a recipe that's really similar! Pretty basic, quick, relatively healthy and it's easy to change around to take out/add ingredients to your liking:  Pasta (I changed the pasta to a wholemeal pasta so it was healthier)  Diced Chicken  Broccoli  Basil Pesto  The trick is it to use a couple of teaspoons of basil pesto instead of sauce! ;) So easy! 

Because I've b…

Fitness in 15

If you follow me on Twitter or if you know me personally, you'll know that this year is going to be a big year for me with fitness and health which was sparked off by taking on a year long 3000 mile challenge for charity (see the link at bottom of page for more info)! So from January 1st it was a case of hitting the fruit and veg isles in Tesco and setting up my camp bed in the gym.

I've had a bit of writers block over the last couple of weeks so thought I'd do a bit of a fitness update and start a record of what I've been doing and how I'm getting on etc so I apologise this is a bit of a random post - also it'll help me keep track of everything and I can look back at the end of the year and be proud (hopefully) of what I've done and set myself targets each month.

So yeah, over the last year I've put on over a stone and the last few months it's really been getting to me as I couldn't get my jeans on and I've really struggled to find dresse…