Sunday, July 31

A trip to Brighton..

Hello little wonders,
I went on a little trip to Brighton with Nikki on the weekend to visit the lanes and purchase some beautiful pieces for my bedroom and it was a huge success.
Yes- I'm in that dress again, a little unfortunate that this is the post right after initially blogging about it but if you love something so much and it's clean- why not wear it twice in one week?

I love the little shops in Brighton- especially Snoopers Paradise. Have you been?

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Friday, July 29

"I love shopping, tanning and celebrity gossip. Always have, always will" Summer, The OC.
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In Love With Fashion Aubergine Pleated Waist Dress....

Hi Dollies,
I have been an extremely lucky girl and the amazing team over at LOVE gave me the opportunity to choose an item from the LOVE wesbite here
I absolutely adore there pieces and have done for about a year. I purchased a dress in February from Topshop that some have you may remember (the post is here) and have absolutely lived in it since.
I have made a few cheeky purchases both online and in Topshop from there collections since then including a beautiful pair of Champagne Chiffon shorts that are now in the sale here which I also live in and a really pretty one sleeved dress.

I went for the Aubergine Cotton Pleated Waist Dress and well..LOVE it- ;)
I have had my eye on this dress for a while and was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to own it.

It's a super flattering shape and I think the colour is to die for, it's absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier.
I really like dresses with little waist belts, I think they help to flatter my body shape quite well.

The gathered section is a little baggy on me, but I forever have this problem. I don't think it looks silly because the rest of the dress fits perfectly well. I'm completely in-between sizes and don't have much of a bust so I often find it difficult to get everything fitting amazingly. In my last LOVE post I wasn't sure on the sizing but I can now confirm that a M/L fits a 10-12 which I am, and a S/M fits an 8-10.

This has very quickly become my absolute favourite dress in my wardrobe.
I decided to wear it out for a meal with my boyfriend teamed up with a leather jacket to casual it down slightly and received so many compliments.

This dress is available to buy online here for £36 which I think is a super reasonable price for a dress.
Do you own any LOVE dresses or whats your favourite on the site?


ps. If your anything like me and a sucker for amazing packaging, when the postman brings you your delights- they arrive packaged in the sweetest paper tied in a perfect bow! love love love
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My New Bedroom

Hello dolls,
Four days on my room is complete- well pretty much. I'm still waiting for final touches, a bed and a pair of curtains but other than that it's all cosy!
Thank you all so much for your recommendations in the previous post- I managed to get lots of sweet little things for my room and I will share them with you as soon as they arrive.
Sorry these are night time photos- I have literally just finished it and wanted to share it with you all..

Without further ado.....

[Paint- B&Q colours Matt Picket Fence, White Spray- Plasti-Kote Matt White, Fairy Lights- old christmas lights, Duvet- Ikea, Wire Frame- old but repainted- from a little gift shop- available on eBay, Mannequin- old from Next, Mirror- old from Matalan, Canvas- Tea towel from Wilkinsons]

I decorated on an absolute budget, I didn't want to spend a fortune so I did a lot of little arty crafty DIY projects, restoring old things with a spray of paint which made it lot's more fun.

I hope your all fabulous xxx
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Tuesday, July 26

Project : decorating my bedroom...

Hello my dolls,
Yesterday my mum and I were a little bored, so we decided to change my room a little bit- and by change my room I mean why not rip the wallpaper down and start over?
I had the previous look (Black and White Damask) for just under two years and I think it's important to change things up a little.
I have wanted my room to be a little lighter for a while now too, I have found myself feeling a little grumpy in my room and put it down to the colour scheme I had, so I've gone for something a lot more clean and fresh looking.
I'm going for Shabby Chic, I love all shabby chic bits and pieces and would love to incorporate them in my bedrooms new look.
I would love if you could share any websites or blogs I could go to get such things and also for a little bit of inspiration..

I hope your all well. I'm covered in paint!
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Monday, July 25

A little update on my locks...

Hey ladies,
I've spent tonight sprucing up my blog a little bit. I like to change things every now and again, I get fed up of seeing the same thing and I'm pretty sure you probably do too.

There was a couple of photos on my phone from my boyfriends graduation last week that I've just looked at and I'm so shocked by them- the length and colour of my hair seems to have drastically changed over the past week or so and I think I like it. I felt I just had to share this with you.
These probably aren't the best photos to show- I do look slightly as if I have been dragged through a hedge but never mind..
I would love to put the colour change down to the sun, but lets face it there hasn't been any so I'm putting it down to John Freidas Go Blonder spray, I haven't used it in a while as I have been in Manchester and I took minimal products but I think it kind of lurks around in your locks for a while as it doesn't seem to stop working- slightly worrying.
I only tend to use this on the ends of my hair, but I think where I then comb my hair through whilst blowdrying it- it seems to spread a little all over the place!
In terms of the length, I am due a serious hair cut, but I think I'm going to put it off for a couple more weeks until I completely decide what I want to do with it.

Cue the eye closed shot..
I hope your all fabulous xxx
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Sunday, July 24

A super annoying post...

I have something super super super super super exciting coming up!
But it's a surprise..eeeeeeeek!!

Coming soon ;)


Ps. Sorry to be so annoying.
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A few new purchases..

tThis past week I've treated myself to a few new things.
My boyfriend has said I'm going through a little red, grey, baggy vest and shorts phase..and he's not wrong.
I'm especially loving shorts even though this UK weather is poor- but I'm justifying it to myself by the fact that I can wear them in Thailand.

By the way, I had a fabulous birthday- thank you all so much for your wonderful birthday messages, they really made my day.
I got really spoilt by my family and my boyfriend as per usual- I'm a very lucky girl. As well as huge fabness, my boyfriend got me a new compact Lumix, as I wanted a handbag camera and one that films in HD..(Contemplating videos!) but I'm not sure I'm going to reach for it overly often as I have a huge camera collection already and still only reach for my G1..What do you think? I'm not being ungrateful, he completely understands. I just don't want to waste his money. I'm SO indecisive and need your help.
Anyway..back to the haul..

River Island Light Brown Chelsea Boots- £40
Available here
I really love these and although there fake leather I think there a reasonable price. They look good and I really like the heel.
Topshop MOTO Purple Cut Off Hotpants- £26
Available here
Darker than purple purple, I'm not too sure. But with a tan and a vest on a beach I think I will love them.

Topshop MOTO Berry Hotpants- £26
Available here
I've wanted these forever, but no Topshop had them until I got to Manchester.
I found a Levis Urban Renewal pair in Urban Outfitters that were really similar, finally found my size- Levis are a pain, got the till and they had a stupid rip which really would have annoyed me so I had to let them go from life..

Floral Bikini from Next from the Geri collection-about £38 for both pieces.
I don't need to say anything about this. I LOVE it.

Jack Wills Grey Loose Vest- £12 Sale.

All Saints Grey Shorts- £20 from £40 in the sale.
I love these, I originally had these in Khaki, Cream and Light Blue Denim too but I realised that would be a little too silly and opted just for the Grey.

I love all of my new things..especially the sale bargains- have you treated yourself recently?
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Saturday, July 23

A quick little outfit

I've been back up in Manchester for a few days for both my boyfriends graduation and my birthday. We ate out in Gaucho's which is amazing and I shopped lots.. Heres a couple of the things that I purchased and wore back to London today..
Topshop Tee- £18
Jack Wills Skinnys- £69 reduced down to £39. I never wear jeans, but oh wow- these are just the right fit and so incredibly comfortable. I love them!

I purchased quite a few bits and pieces but I'm going to include them all in an up and coming haul..

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Wednesday, July 20

It's my birthday!
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Monday, July 18

Lauren's Way Bronzing Mousse Results

Last night I applied Lauren's Way Bronzing Mousse and couldn't wait to share my results with you. 
Oh my god, I love it!

I completely exfoliated my poor skin yesterday morning and was left an almost invisible/blue/pale shade and so I was desperate to get some colour.
Wow, wow, wow!
When I first applied it, the colour guide didn't come out very dark at all, it applied well but I was a little like "omg it's not going to work"..It obviously did because I wouldn't be so thrilled right now.
Within about an hour I was developing into such a fabulous glowing colour. 
When applying, I didn't stick to my own rule and I panicked and put on maybe a bit too much but nevermind!
The product dried onto my skin really so quickly and I didn't experience one moment of stickiness which with a fake tan is a huge factor. 

The photos in the previous post are from the same day and so the tan featured is also Lauren's Way Bronzing Mousse.

This is such a fantastic fake tan as well as an instant tan and I am currently converted!
I will be reaching for this over my any of my other tans for now..

You can see my full post on Lauren's Way here.

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Braving a Red lip

I decided when I woke up today that I would be a little more adventurous with my make up- I get really bored with wearing the same make up every day- as I'm sure you do too.
I opted for a a lip colour change, a red lip..

(Major flashback fail)

I used my MUA Red lippy- Shade 13 from Superdrug- it was only £1, what a steal!

I'm not so sure about this at all- but I'll live with it for today.
I would love to know what you think?

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I cut my sleeves off..

I have a slight obsession with baggy vests at the moment, I really enjoy wearing them with shorts..
So I decided to cut the sleeves off my 'I love New York' tee that I got from a little stand by the Statue of Liberty.

I literally cut from the under arm upwards, really messily because I don't do neat..ever

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Sunday, July 17

My Fake Tan Collection

Hi dolls,
So this week I've been all about the tans again- shock horror!
This afternoon @MariaFowler from The Only Way Is Essex tweeted her tan collection and I can't believe she didn't have any Xen Tan in there- so I tweeted her and she returned asking which one was the best..obviously I replied Xen Tan Dark Lotion. Anyway, it occured to me that I suprisingly haven't ever shared my Fake Tan collection with you so I whipped them all out of my box to share with you all.
This is my current collection, some of its old and I only use in emergencies or for a certain colour and some of it only has a tiny bit left.
Before I get tons of comments about how much Xen Tan I have 1. Most of the bottles only have a little bit in 2. I didn't realise how much I actually had and 3. I panic buy and end up with loads. Whoops.

From front to back..

-Xen Tan Dark Lotion
-Lauren's Way Tanning Lotion Dark
-Lauren's Way Mousse
-St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Lotion
-St Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion
-Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs- recently theres been so much hype around this product- I have been using it for years and love it for them emergency occasions when your legs need a little pick me up.
-Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Matte Medium Instant
-Boots Leg Make Up Medium
-Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Self Tanning Mousse
-St Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion
-Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Self Tanning Lotion- old tan, but I managed to some how get hold of one that was in date on eBay..
-Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Self Tanning Lotion- reformulated version, but this has also been changed I think.
-L'oreal Waterproof Glam Bronze Spray Foundation for legs in Medium
-St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist
-Australian Gold Bearly Legal- Sunbed cream with bronzing accelerator and hemp.
-Boots Soltan Tan Prolonger
-St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse- Dark
-St Tropez Bronzing Mousse
-Lancaster Tan Maximizer After Sun- Face and Body
-Primark Flawless Legs Spray on Tights- Used once and I remembering it being the same as Sally Hansen, Boots and L'oreal. Maybe not as good but for £2 can you complain?
-Fake Bake Xtreme Darkest Self Tanning Gel
....and breathe!

I'm getting my tan on today so I'm beautifully bronzed for my birthday on Wednesday. As promised it will be Lauren's Way Mousse and I will be sharing the results with you.

What do I need to add to my collection?

Hope your all fantastic
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Thursday, July 14

Topshop Fabric Wire Bracelet

I got this tonight in the Topshop concession in Outfit.
Its called the Fabric Wire Wrap Bracelet in Burgundy and its £5.
It's a dream, I love it.
They do the matching headband which I also need in my life for Thailand.
I love all there new stuff at the moment. I got the sideways Gold cross bracelet the other day which I love but I'm currently all over Burgundy.
I'm lusting over everything Burgundy at the moment, I can't wait until next month- the end of the spending ban.
Plus its my birthday next Wednesday. Hello!!

Picture taken from


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Project Rapidlash. The end.

I've been a little bit of a naughty blogger..I totally let a little blogging project slip my mind for a while, but just as the product was ending- I realised that I hadn't been keeping you all up to date..
Big fail on my part and I hugely apologise!

So back in about March, I was given the fabulous Rapidlash. In April I gave you a little insight into how it was going. My lashes at that point had grown, but were still very fine and only seemed thicker at the root which is completely understandable.

Rapidlash tends to only last a couple of months but it is only now coming to an end. I decided against using it on my brows so thats probably why.

In a recent post I mentioned that my lashes were better than ever and kind of put it down to my mascara, because with mascara they look amazing now. They have totally transformed.
They are so much longer- when I look up I can feel them on my brow bone (yes!), thicker and healthier looking. I'm loving my lashes more than I ever have.
My missing little section [see christmas disaster] has now fully grown and my lashes are all overall much fuller than they was before.
For the past month or so I have even laid off of the falsies- a huge achievement but I really am that happy with my real ones for now.

Project Rapidlash has been a huge success to me and with my tube coming to an end I am most definitely going to make a cheeky repurchase to keep my lashes in this condition- yes it's a little on the pricey side at £39.99 but I promise it works a treat.

My Project Rapidlash story is here and here.

I hope that if you are considering buying Rapidlash that I have helped you and I hope that if you do treat yourself that it works as well for you as it has for me.

I hope your well xxx
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Wednesday, July 13

Accessorize Illusion Nail Polish- Gold Dust

Sparkles, Glitter, Fairy Dust..
What more could a girl possibly dream of?

When the sparkles from my friend Sophie's nails caught my eye I knew instantly that I needed the little wonder in my life..
It reminded me very much of a Barry M Gold nail paint that I used to have- but this ones a hundred times better.

I got it from Superdrug and it costs £4 which is fabulous. Accessorize have a huge range of nail colours, and the nail illusion range come in a range of about 8 different colours. I felt the Gold Dust Shade 36 would suit me the most although I am tempted to pick up the Bronze as well now.

"Create the illusion of multiple colours and tones in one shade!"

Its actual glitter dust and dries with the texture of the glitter rather than having a shiny coat which is dreamy because its slight roughness reminds you that you actually are wearing glitter and thats just fabulous.

Its actually a lot more matte than it appears in the photos..the photos don't do it justice at all!

It dries on the nails really quickly too which surprised me.

I am absolutely in love and have already decided that this is going to live on my toes when I go on holiday..I imagine it will sparkle through the sand and I can't wait.

Hope your fabulous x
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