Tuesday, 11 December 2012

**LUSH giveaway!**

Hello!
I'm very excited to announce my first giveaway!! I'm so grateful to have reached 100 followers and wanted to give something back to you all. I honestly wish I could give something back to everyone for all your lovely comments and encouragement. When I first started this blog my initial reason was to create something for myself that I could look back on, so to have this many people actually interested and following me is amazing! Thank you!
So here is the prize and let me tell you it smells SO good! It's the 'Sweet Christmas' set from Lush and contains the Candy Mountain Bubble bar and Rock Star soap.
The giveaway will be open for three weeks and is international so none of you feel left out!
Good luck lovelies!

Kelly x


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Sunday, 2 December 2012

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

Hi!
Something a little bit different today. I mentioned on my last post that I was going to a Victorian Christmas event today which actually happened to be a Tudor one this year. It was so lovely, we had mulled wine and mince pies in the restaurant and then went inside the manor house (it was built in 1280!) to sing some carols and watch a traditional performance by people called 'mummers'. There were also lots of chances to do Christmas crafts.
Here's some photos from the day:










Also our Christmas tree is now up, and I've spent this afternoon decorating. I chose a traditional gold and red theme.

There was also this little gem I found in the bottom of the decorations which I remember making in infant school when I was around 5. Just looking at him makes me laugh!

K x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

New ASOS purchases..

Hello everyone!
Happy December! I don't let myself feel Christmassy until the start of this month, because I think it spoils it a bit if it's so drawn out. But let me tell you I am definitely feeling festive now, after starting a little bit of present shopping, seeing the Christmas lights and having a gingerbread latte. (The only thing missing was opening the first door on my advent calender! I definitely don't think 23 is too old for this, and may just have to buy my own as my parents have obviously forgotten this year!)

Anyway I just thought I'd quickly show you two items that I purchased from Asos a couple of days ago. I've been wanting a new purse for ages and had seen a couple that I liked. But when I saw that this one had been reduced from £17 to £11.50 I snapped it up. It has lots of different card compartments which is really good for me as I seem to have accumulated so many cards recently, and always find myself fumbling through my purse trying to find the right one. I think it's sold out on Asos now but you can still find it on the River Island website here.




I also bought this Kath Kidston purse, which I'm going to use to put make-up items in (lipsticks, nail file, hand cream etc) and then pop in my bag, which will hopefully keep things a bit tidier.


I'm hoping to go to a little country house tomorrow, where they do a real 'Victorian Christmas'. There's always a massive fire, people dress up in traditional costume, sing carols and you can make little Christmas decorations like pomanders. I missed going last year, so I'm really looking forward to it this year. I'll try and take some pictures for you all.

What are you doing this weekend? Anything Christmassy?

Kelly x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Free glasses from Firmoo!

Hello all!

I know, I know, long time no blog! I do feel really bad for neglecting it for so long, but I have been feeling ill for about the past two and a half weeks and have had absolutely no energy,  the only thing I've wanted to do when I get home from work is go to bed!

Anyway I'm feeling a lot better now, so hopefully lots and lots of blog posts will be coming your way! Oh and thank you lovelies for sticking by me, it means a lot!

So on to the title...

A few weeks ago I received an email from a company called Firmo who specialise in fashionable eye wear -both prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses, asking me if I would like to try out a pair of glasses for them.Of course I would!

After narrowing it down to one pair and filling in my online prescription, (I'm very slightly short-sighted, so I sometimes wear my glasses when driving at night or to watch TV) my lovely new glasses were shipped to me extremely quickly all the way from China. (I know I'm sad but this excited me in itself, I love receiving things from overseas!)




So here they are,  I chose #OK20664S in tortoise shell. I have to be honest from the photographs on the website I didn't realise that they were going to be quite so big, but I have definitely grown to love them as they give that whole 'geek-chic' look. They also make my vision is much clearer, I find myself not wanting to take them off!

The glasses are very good quality, and feel light but sturdy. You all get an amazing amount of extras with your order which are also of fabulous quality. This includes a hard glasses case, a material one, an optical wipe and also an adjusting kit if your glasses don't quite fit your face.





There's plenty of range of the website if your looking for a new pair of glasses, I'm really happy that I have two now as I keep one in the car and the another on my bed side table, so they're always handy. Also (more likely for any southern hemisphere readers reading this at the moment) Firmoo have plenty of fashionable sunglasses for you to choose.

Now for the best part, how would you like to get these glasses or any other on Firmoo.com that take your fancy for FREE!?? Well you can just by clicking on the link above! All you have to do is pay for the P&P.

Let me know if you do!

Kelly x


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New make up/jewellery storage drawers..






Just a quick post to show you these bargain storage drawers which I picked up from Wilkinson's for £6!

I have quite a lot of white furniture in my room so they go perfectly, plus I think that they look a lot more expensive than they were!
At the moment I'm using it to store my rings and hair accessories. If you want to pick one up you'll find them in the Christmas gifts section.

K x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Beauty and fashion disasters growing up!

About a week ago I saw a post on Lauren Conrad's blog talking about some of her beauty mishaps as a teen, and it got me thinking (and seriously cringing) about some of the things I used to do and wear as a kid growing up in the nineties and noughties.

So I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane and share some of my fashion and beauty disasters!

Hair

Hair mascara
I had a bright blue one of these, and it looked exactly the same as regular mascara. I imagined having these lovely streaks of colour ( yeah bright blue...lovely) but instead it looked like I'd just put paint on my hair, it dried all hard and gloopy and was an absolute nightmare to get out!

Crimping
Oh I loved crimping! My BaByliss appliance had three separate crimping plates, PLUS a flat one for straightening, which straightened about as much as a circle! I used to crimp all over..even my fringe..so cool!

Lemons
'Put some lemon juice in your hair and go and sit out in the sun, it will really lighten your hair' I tried this about three times and it never worked. It just left me with dark blonde really tangled hair.


Make up

Glitter
Glitter, glitter everywhere! Rolled all over my arms, on my eyeshadow, in my lipgloss, sprayed all over my hair, I LOVED glitter!

Bindis
I used to wear these on my forehead to school and then sometimes if I was feeling really adventurous, (probably at the weekend) I'd wear two at each corner of my eyes.


Fashion

Skirt/trousers
Why oh why, surely you only need one or the other!? Needless to say I loved mine and had a beautiful pair of cream ones! 

Kappa
Oh the shame! I was quite a tomboy growing up and aged around 11 I only really wore sports clothes, and this included some absolute gems. A velvet orange and blue Adidas top, a le coq sportif over the head raincoat, and my pièce de résistance, (I wore this A LOT) my Kappa track suit, with navy bottoms and an acid yellow top! (I know you're well jel!)

Shoes
Wow, where do I start? I had navy blue platforms which I begged my parents for when the Spice Girls ruled my world.
Black clogs -so impractical when you're a kid and trying to do important stuff like running and they keep slipping off!
See through glitter jelly shoes! Probably my favourite shoes as a girl, before my tomboy phase. Seriously comfy and I felt so grown up with a heel!

So that's just a snippet of my 'not so cool style' growing up!
Please leave a comment with any of your fashion or beauty mishaps, I'm sure there are loads that I've missed and I'd love to hear them and reminisce!

K x

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