Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Next Beauty Event!

Last Wednesday I was kindly invited to my first blogger event hosted by Next. I headed down to London just after midday and after a little shopping and an epic walk trying to find the base of the Shard, (it's not as easy as you might think!) I found my way to the gorgeous Hempel Hotel near Hyde Park.
On arrival we were handed a glass of pink champagne and had a chance to view and try out some of the wonderful beauty and home ware products Next have on offer this Christmas.
 

 
 

This beautiful display showcased the new range of women's fragrances,'The tale of four cities' - beauty products and home ware inspired by the fashion capitals of the world. Including New York, (a white floral fragrance with jasmine) Paris, (jasmine, orchid and warm amber) London, (citrus with a musky base) and Milan (fruity, floral and woody!)



 I was also surprised to discover that Next sell a whole range of well-known perfume ranging from Marc Jacobs to DKNY, -it's a one stop shop!

 
 
In addition there were also some lovelies ladies on hand to offer massages, nail painting and even eyebrow threading, ( yes I did! It was my first time, and probably not the wisest thing to do at an event, I quickly had to rush to the toilets and apply extra foundation on all my red bits! Haha) but needless to say the lady did do a great job.
We were also treated to some lovely food, I had some yummy fish and chips with tartar sauce, washed down with a few more glasses of bubbly.
Plus I had the chance to meet lovely bloggers!! Everyone was so friendly and I had an amazing time talking to you all, even if I did have to leave a little early. Shout out to Rebecca, Emma, Kat and the lovely ladies from CSI Beauty Blog!!
And of course not forgetting the lovely Gemma for inviting me!
To top it all off, on leaving we were handed a beautiful goody bag, with some gorgeous products inside.

 
 
 
Thank you Next!

Kx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Recent purchases!

Hi all!
I have recently come back from a lovely trip to London (more to follow on the main reason why I was there!), and was so excited to go into the new Tottenham Court Road Primark. I'd heard really great things about it and it definitely didn't disappoint! I have to admit I really dislike the Oxford Street Primark and have never bought anything in there, it just stresses me out, but this store is new and fresh, the interior is really cool, and there are no clothes on the floor! Yay!

Anyway they also had some really good sales! So here's a few things I purchased, it could have been a whole lot more, but in a way my poor feet saved my purse from getting any lighter because they were aching so bad, I just had to stop walking around!


I picked up this lovely black and gold detailed shirt, reduced to £5!
And this pencil skirt for a bargain £7!




I also picked up this lovely gold statement necklace, for £4. I've been looking for one to wear over my knitted jumpers and fell in love with this one.
                        

And lastly I just wanted to show you my new bag, I bought yesterday from a New Look store near my home. I was looking for something functional that would go with almost every outfit I own, and be big enough for all the crap I just have to carry around (just in case!). So this one was perfect and I'm sure I'll get loads of use out of it.

                                       


Happy Friday! x


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Free Dior Make up!

Hello!
Yes I recently got my hands on a lovely freebie from Dior and wanted to share it all with my lovely followers!
Head down to any Boots store with a Dior counter armed with the voucher at the bottom of this post, and you can get your mitts on a lovely mini eyeshadow palette, and two samples of their nude glow foundation! You can also be booked in for a 15 minute consultation to find your perfect shade.
Unfortunately for me the Dior lady wasn't in when I went to pick up my free samples so I couldn't have a consultation, and therefore no foundation. But I did pick up the eyeshadow palette and it is gorgeous! The packaging is really sleek and the pigmentation is really strong, (but I suppose what else can you expect from Dior!?)




Click here for the voucher.

It's valid until the 4th October, however the stock does tend to go down quite fast, so I would try and get there as soon as you can, and I hope you all have a little more luck than me and manage to get them both!

K x


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Topshop collar necklace

Hi all!
I just thought I'd show you a recent bargain from Topshop I found. I LOVE perusing through their jewellery sales and always seem to find something I like. So here is what I bought this time....



I've been looking for a collar necklace for a while and really like the pretty beading on this one. Take a look at their sale if you can, they always seem to have a lot of current pieces reduced.  (This one was £2.50!)

Hope you're all having a good week, it's almost Friday!!

Kelly x


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Outfit Of The Day 23/09/12

Hi everyone!
I just thought I'd do a quick post on the outfit I wore today. Nothing too special, but I'm secretly happy that it's getting cooler because autumn is my favourite time of year for fashion and I get to wear boots, and scarves and jackets! I also picked up some absolute bargains in the New Look sale today so I'll do a post on those soon!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!



 
Jacket- New Look
Jumper - H&M
Jeans - H&M
Scarf - Matalan
Boots - F&F Tesco

Sunday, 16 September 2012

imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review

 
Hello!

I recently purchased these press-on nails on an absolute whim, I was in Asda and saw them on the corner of an aisle and decided I had to have them. I think I've only worn false nails about three times in my life so it was quite an unusual purchase for me! 
I mainly decided to get them because:
1) For some reason certain nails just wont seem to grow recently, they've become quite brittle and flaky with exception to my little and ring finger, strange huh!
2) I saw them in the french manicure design and as hard as I try and can NEVER get perfect lines when I attempt this myself with nail varnish, so I thought why not cheat a little bit!

I purchased these for £7, which yes I thought was a little steep, but I suppose curiosity and wanting my nails to look a bit prettier than they actually do got the better of me!

The product is packaged within a big nail varnish bottle which I thought was really cute and within there you get 24 nails with the adhesive strip attached on the back of each, a preparation wipe, and a small nail file.

                                          
So here are my rather embarrassing before-hand nails. They look quite dull as I used the preparation wipe, which I guess removes any excess oil to help the nails stick better. You're also advised to wash your hands thoroughly with soap before application.

The next step involved me sorting out the correct sizes for my nails, now I have to say these nails are SHORT, which means you really have to file down your own nail to get a good fit and no visibility. There pack does provide a good range of sizes, however I couldn't find one to perfectly fit my thumb nails, I guess I'm just a bit abnormal and it's rather wide and long!                        


It does advise on the pack to place all your chosen nails in order before application and do your thumb and index finger last, which I would definitely recommend as it can get slightly fiddly! As you can see from the photo below each nail has an adhesive strip attached which you simply peel off and then place on your nail, and make sure you press down firmly. I held my for 30 seconds which seemed to work quite well.


So here is the finished product, I was very 'impressed' with how they turned out! The quality of the nails is really good, very shiny and hard-wearing and the don't feel loose at all. Also the fact that they are short means that certain tasks like texting and undoing buttons aren't a problem! The only downside as you can probably see from the last photo, is that the one on the thumb nail is slightly too small so you can see part of my natural nail.
Would I re-purchase? Yes definitely but I think only for a special occasion as they are a little expensive for my to justify regular use!
 

 


Kelly x 


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Outfit of the day 09/09/12



Hi everyone! I just thought I'd do a quick outfit of the day. Firstly apologies for the poor quality of the photos, I've had a major disaster camera-wise and have had two memory cards break on me in the space of a week, so ipad camera it is for the time being! I've had a lovely day in the sunshine today, but sadly I think that this weekend may have been some of the last days of summer, so I thought I'd make the most of it and wear a dress that I haven't had chance to wear all season!
Hope you've all had a good weekend!
K x 




Dress-Primark
Bag -Primark
Belt -Accessorize
Necklace -H&M
Sandals-Primark