Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bourjois Paris So Laque Glossy

Last month, I entered a Glamour mag competition through Magic Freebies and without having a clue I'd won, received these two 'Bourjois Paris So Laque Glossy' nail polishes through the post. At first I was baffled where they'd come from but then realised I must have been one of the winners of the giveaway which I was dead pleased about because I never win anything!

The shades I received were 08 Peach and Love and 03 BC Beige. 

I love experimenting with different nail polishes, some may say I have an addiction and when the summer months are here, I go all out on purchasing the lighter shades. These are exactly that, they're such a pretty colour, perfect if you want a natural colour on your nails but one that stands out too. These nail polishes are so easy to apply and glide across your nail really softly. I suppose it's called 'glossy' for a reason because you can tell straight away when you are applying the varnish that it is going to be a glossy texture and when you've finished painting them, they look so nice and shiny.

 Another thing I like to do is experiment on my nail designs. Now, I'm not that clever; tbh, I'm not that good at all but I'm learning and this is the simple design I chose to paint with my freebies.

I decided to paint them half and half because I thought the colours went well together. As you can see, there's no streaks and that is definitely one of the benefits. T'hey shine to the point you can see the reflection of light on the nail and it looks gorgeous when on. I have used it a few times now and am happy with the polishes. The only faults I can pick are you have to use a couple of coats to get a brighter colour and it does seem to chip quite quickly. However, that may just be me and my over active hands, I suppose it lasts longer depending on what you do from day to day. 

Those are the only negative things and I would definitely recommend somebody to go out and try some. 

What are your favourite summer shades?

Lots of love...

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Shopcade is your own personal shopper brought to you via the internet/an app. It allows you to browse through many different categories and add the desired products to your very own wishlists which can be as little or as big as you want. You can create as many wishlists as you like and what's even better is there's different types of lists; things you own, things you love, or gifts you want. All these can be saved and kept under your account until you're able to splash the cash or maybe even given ideas on what your friends and family can buy you for an occasion.

You are given the option to 'follow' the items you are most interested in which means the site provides you ability to find new products recommended by others and receive deals based on brands they follow or shop from. There is also a chance to create a social chain-reaction of product discovery and you can share your wishlists and products with your followers. You can either 'buy it' or 'want it' which will save the products you love for later. 

Everything is ordered into categories, and the details of what shop the item is from is all included which makes your experience an all round great one. As a bonus positive, products which are on offer are always stated and you are notified which means you'll save money and never miss out on the best, exclusive deals. Shopcade also enables you to shop through them, get points, and earn cashback to spend on the website.

1 - Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation // 2 - MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick // 
3 - Soap & Glory The Birthday Box Gift Set // 4 - Urban Decay Naked Palette //
 5 - ASOS Trinket Studded Shoe Boots // 6 - Lipsy Pleated Shoulder Playsuit // 
7 - Leather Satchel Pastel Collection ( // 8 - Teacup Necklace ( // 
9 - Accesorize With Love Cup and Saucer // 
10 - The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream

I have made a wishlist with just a few of my favourite items on there but it's that addictive and there's so much choice on there, that you could go on forever. Shopcade and ASOS have paired up to bring us a fantastic giveaway - all details are here to give it a go yourself and be in with a chance of grabbing the vouchers.

So go check this fab website out here or download it, whichever is best for you. No doubt about it, there'll be no turning back!

Lots of love...


Monday, 17 June 2013

birthday meal

DRESS - Miss Selfridge // WEDGES - New Look //
BAG - New Look // BRACELETS - All Primark // NECKLACE - Forever 21

So it was my birthday on Friday and I'm no longer a teenager (boooo). Turning 20 has definitely made me feel old but it's also made me feel very happy because I've had a lovely weekend full of my favourite things; gigs, friends, family, laughs and lots of food. I went out for a meal at TGI's on Saturday evening with the girls and finally got to wear this pretty tiered lace dress from the Miss Selfridge sale that I picked up a few months ago. I'm such a bargain grabber and seeing such a gorgeous, detailed dress for £17 reduced from £45 made my inner clothes obsession grow even more. I bought these wedges for my holiday to America in July but decided to wear them as a one off for the night as I thought they paired nicely and I also love this cute necklace I purchased a few weeks back, it's that type of accessory I just can't resist. 

I will more than likely be doing another post on my birthday gifts I received but because I mainly got money and vouchers I thought I may as well do it as more of a haul post when I spend the money on more clothes, jewellery, make-up and beauty products I don't need which WILL happen, no doubt about it.

Thanks for reading!

Lots of love...


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

An Audience With...

Yesterday I attended a long awaited event to see my favourite boyband in Sheffield, in a cinema, which was called 'An Audience With The Wanted'. It was such an amazing night (but I'll get onto that later), firstly I just wanted to share my outfit of the night. I know the quality is rubbish and I am going to try and fiddle with my camera settings to see if I can make my outfit posts look any better which is hard without being able to put a lens on my camera but I shall try my very best!

DRESS: Forever 21 // SHOES - River Island // BAG - Everything 5 Pounds //
BRACELETS - New Look // NECKLACE - Miss Selfridge

I've loved and wanted this dress for so long and finally scraped the money together last week and then today I find out it's been reduced to £14.99 TYPICAL, but oh well. The lace down the side is so pretty and with it being a plain shift dress, you can dress it up or down as much as you want. 

I thought I'd include a close up of the details and the little studs around the neckline, plus my make-up of the day which never changes as all I tend to wear is mascara, foundation, concealer, powder, blusher and lipstick/lipgloss.

Here's another close up of my cute locket necklace I got from the Miss Selfridge sale around a month ago. It also opens up so you can place a picture inside but I haven't got round to doing that yet. I'm a bit indecisive when it comes to choosing pictures! But for £2, I thought I picked up a bargain and it's ideal to go with any type of outfit. 

Okay, so now onto the fun part. I know boybands aren't everyone's taste but to me, these five boys are very special. They've been out of the country a while with how enormous their success is now and to see them so close to home in such a small, intimate setting was amazing because I'd missed them very much. The evening consisted of a Q&A, a short video to watch and 4 acoustic performances which were perfect. It reminded me why I love and support them in the first place, they're not like famous people, they're more like friends you've known all your life. It was full of laughter, banter and interaction between the boys and the fans and to get that experience of looking back on old footage with the boys from where it all began was not only cute and emotional, but also surreal. It meant we could share our pride together and realise just how far they've grown in 3 years. 

Speaking of friends, I've met so many brilliant people through The Wanted and yesterday I spent the night with my friend, Caitlin. 

And we also met a lovely girl and her mum in the queue behind us who stayed with us for the rest of the night.

That's the thing I love most about these events, catching up with people you haven't seen for a while, meeting people you've spoke to online and meeting complete strangers who you end up getting on with extremely well because you share the same interests. 

I didn't get many decent photos because of the poor lighting but here's a few...

It was also extremely good to see Nathan back in full spirits and singing stronger than ever after his tough couple of months. He is a trooper!

The day was full of smiles and happiness and now I'm looking forward to seeing them again at a gig in Scarborough on Friday, on my birthday. It's not too much to ask for a shout out is it? Hehe.

Lots of love...


Monday, 3 June 2013

it's a sunny kind of day

CROP TOP - Topshop // SHORTS - Boohoo // FLATS - Primark //
BAG - New Look // NECKLACE - Primark

The sun is out in England and it's supposed to stay out for a couple more weeks *fingers crossed* so this can only mean one thing; it's a shorts and crop top kind of day. I bought the crop top a couple of days ago and dug out these shorts this morning (tbh, I forgot I even had them) so I thought I'd pair them together to make a lovely summery outfit. I was debating on what shoes to wear so I picked out some simple old flats I've had a while now.

RING - Topshop

BRACELETS - All Primark

And seen as though the sun is out, I thought I may as well share with you the blooming flowers on the bush in my back garden. 

Isn't it pretty?

Hope everyone else is making the most of this glorious weather!

Lots of love...

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