Tuesday, 16 August 2011

25 Random Questions Tag

1. Where were you 3 hours ago? - Downstairs in the kitchen having lunch

2. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? - My cat Flossy's collar

3. What are you wearing right now? - A floral tea dress from ASOS

4. What are the colours of your bedroom walls? - Plain cream, but they are covered in hundreds of photos of friends and family.

5. Who is the last person you sent a  message or comment /BBM? - My boyfriend

6. What does your last text message say? - See you at 6ish :) xxxxxx

7. Can You Taste The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke? -  Definetely! Pepsi is so much nicer :)

8. Is your hair curly or straight? - Wavy, annoyingly.
9. Which is the hardest thing you ever had to do? -Studying for my A2s, the results of which I get on Thursday. Scary!!

10. Favorite 2 color combination? - Dusky pinks and creams/beiges

11. What is your favorite accessory? - Handbags; they can change an outfit so much

12.Which current celebrity's style do you admire most? - Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Emma Watson.

13. What is your favorite fashion store/shop? - H & M, Primark, ASOS

14. When was the last time you drove out of town? - Not driving yet, but will be soon and can't wait :)

15. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? - Birds singing

16. What was the last thing you bought? - The Sigma brush set, which really lives up to its reputation. They are amazing!

17. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? - Breakfast!

18. Favorite Food? - Sushi and stir fries. Also curries :)

19. Biggest turn off? - People who don't smile, and are just generally unfriendly!

20. What do you always have on you/wear? - Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Can't beat it, and it looks so natural.

21. What does your screen name mean/ how did you come up with it? - It's my first and middle name.

22. Favorite style of top/blouse? - Chiffon and sheer, long sleeves. They are really pretty.

23. Favourite tv show? - I'm loving Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model so far this year.

24. What is a favorite TV show from your childhood? - Fun House/Playdays/Tots TV/Rosie and Jim - there is quite a few!

25. What does your dream bedroom look like? -White wood floor boards, white bed and dressing table. White walls. Plum coloured curtains/pillows. Cath Kidston patterns everywhere!

I tag YOU!


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Accessorize Mineral Blusher

Hello everyone. So I was looking around Accessorize the other day, and came across this little beauty...

Its domed shape and marble effect reminded me a lot of MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes, and the pigmentation and finish is definetely comparable. Apparently they have been baked for 8 hours, creating a high pigmented yet blendable blusher. The colour I picked up was called Scandalous.

With Flash

Without Flash

  The finish is slightly frosty, but not at all glittery. It has a slight sheen to it, with an almost dewy finish.The colour is quite a bright pink with very subtle gold undertones and is very beautiful. I believe there are several more of these mineral blushes, and I really want to try them all out! They retail for £5 each. Some (though not this one) can be bought online, and some of them have been reduced to £2.50 so get them whilst you can! 
What is your favourite blusher?

Monday, 27 June 2011

A Beautiful Summer's Day...

This post isn't fashion or beauty related at all, but just wanted to share some pictures from the Sunday just gone which where I live (near London) apparently reached 35 degrees according to my boyfriend's car! Crazy hot for England! Anyway we went and spent the day in the park, just people watching, cloud watching and sunbathing. Unfortunately got a tad sunburnt, but it was inevitable really!

A cloud shaped like the United Kingdom!

I hope everyone in Britain enjoyed (and is enjoying - for now) the sunshine!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Post Exam Treats - a new bag, perfume and spa

Hello everyone! So last Thursday I finished my A2 exams for good, so as a treat my boyfriend took me to the day spa at Center Parcs in Longleat to completely relax. It is called Aqua Sana, and really is an amazing place to visit.

At Longleat there were 16 'experiences' including rooms such as The Japanese Salt Steam Bath which had a temperature of 45 degrees and 90-100% humidity, and the Finnish Sauna which has a temperature of 70 degrees and 60% humidity (that one was tough!). Afterwards, we were free to explore everything else Center Parcs has to offer, so we went swimming and went for lunch. It was £59 for four hours in the spa for both of us, which I think is a bit of a bargain! If you want more info click here.

Yesterday, we both went to Windsor to do a bit of shopping. Windsor is a great place to go for the day; there are lots of little interesting shops, as well as the infamous Windsor Castle of course. On one of the stalls at the indoor market they were selling loads of lovely hand made leather bags, and one caught my eye in particular.

I adore the colour and the leather is so soft. It kind of reminded me of the Mulberry Bayswater, which I think is another reason why I liked it. The price was £60 but we managed to haggle the price down to £48, which I was really pleased with.

There was also tonnes of room inside which is perfect for me, as I tend to be a bit of a hoarder!

I also bought a new perfume; Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.

Top notes are clementine, orange blossom, ivy, green tea and bitter orange; middle notes are peony, chamomile, mandarin orange and basil; base notes are sandalwood and amber. It is such a beautiful fragrance and is perfect for the summer months.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

ASOS: a pretty new summer dress

Hello everyone! Just thought I would show the latest addition to my wardrobe. Excuse my bad BAD quality photos, but my camera happens to be broken so my iPhone is as good as it is going to get at the moment :)

It is a one shoulder dress which I love as I have nothing else like it. It has a tie waist but I think I might wear a thin waist belt instead. I also love the print:

I looks so much nicer in real life! You can find it on ASOS here.

If anyone would like a £5 off when you spend over £20 code, just leave a comment and your email and I will send you one. I have so many from all those diet cokes I drank :)

Everyone looking forward to summer?


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tous H20 for Oxfam

Hello everyone, hope you're all well.

I've just heard about this perfume by Tous, and how it is supporting Oxfam by donating some of their profits to the charity to provide clean, safe water to people in developing countries. Apparently, buying just one bottle will make 15 litres of water accessible to someone, somewhere. I love the sound of this perfume, and I think that the cause is just fantastic!

This is how it is described on the website;
"Top notes of Eco-Cert organic lemon from Italy and organic lavender from Bulgaria precede an airy and delicate heart of white flowers, jasmine, rose and apple. An earthy, woody base of cedar, white amber, musk and Australian Sandalwood cultivated from fair-trade and sustainable development projects in Australia complete this uniquely special fragrance."

I really want to try this! It sounds perfect for summer. It retails for between £26-£46 depending on the size, and you can buy it from here.

What fragrances are you liking at the moment?


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Graze Box - Yummy!

If you've never heard of Graze before, it is a company which delivers boxes weekly to your home or work place, containing different types of snacks like olives, crackers, flapjacks, focaccia, and hundreds of other yummy things!  I received my box this morning:

This week I recieved (starting from the top left and going clockwise) 'The Firecracker', 'Wasabi Peanut Crackers', 'Korean Chilli Rice Crackers' and 'Golden Honey Nut Crackers'. I would recommend all of these, but the wasabi crackers are quite an acquired tasted and you would only like them if you like horse radish! Everything was so delicious, I've nearly finished it all already!

On the Graze website you can rate the food, so that you are more likely to receive what you like! It is definetely something I recommend you to try out, and when you use the code KJF7QKL or click here, you will get your first box free and then your second box half price! You can always cancel after the free box if you decide you don't want to do it anymore.

Have you tried Graze yet?