Friday, 30 May 2014

Just some Updates

Hello Everybody..
So today I thought I would give you all a little bit of a update in what is going on in my life. Today is the day that I am leaving my job as a receptionist which I have been in for the last 3 years, and going on to new exciting things. I am starting a new job on Monday and I just thought I would let you all know that my blog may not have the content that you was all looking for, for a couple of weeks, due to getting back in to the swing of things of having a new job. But please don't worry as I am still going to be doing my share the love Sunday posts. And I just thought I would all update you just in case my blog does go a little bit quiet.

Love you all

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Beauty Haul

Hello Everybody..
I have currently had two weeks off of work for a lovely little break away before I start my new job and I have been doing a lot of shopping (sorry bank account) and also decorating my room so I thought I would share with you some of the beauty things that I brought!

First of all I went on a huge splurge in Superdrug and since as they had there 3 for 2 on all of there make up I thought I would go a little bit crazy I brought 3 different sleek palettes I got the original palette, ultra mattes darks palette and the limited edition Del mar volume 1, the colours in all of these palettes are beautiful and I have got a blog post lined up with the insides of them so keep your eyes peeled, I also go from sleek pout polish which I haven't seen in the shop before so I thought I would give that a try too. I then needed to get a new powder brush so I thought I would give the real techniques one a go. I finally managed to get my hair cut after at least 4 months oops! And thought I would get some new hair products and thought I would give tresemme another go, for some reason last winter my hair really didn't like tresemme but I needed to get some new mousse, hairspray and heat defence so brought those while I was there.

I then went to London and thought I would give Space NK a go for the first time. Unfortunately they got rid of the Space NK that was closest to me in Bluewater so when I was in covent garden and just so happened to walk by I treated myself to some NARS products I got the Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc and then the blusher in Orgasm.

Last of all I went to Bluewater the other day with my mum to do a little bit of shopping and I had a discount on all the rituals products from when I flew to Mexico last year, so I thought why not treat myself to a lovely smelling home fragrance sticks I got them in the smell Indian Blossom which is pretty new to Rituals and the smell is White Lotus and Bergamot but it makes my rooms smell all nice and summery. We also got a lot of free goodies too so I can't complain.

I have also got some reviews coming up of some of the products that I have brought it the above picture so keep your eyes peeled. If you have any other recommendations of things that I may like to purchase please do let me know.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Share the love Sunday #2

Today is the second day for Share the love Sunday, I hope you are liking this series and I hope to continue doing them in the future. I like to do a mixture of different blogs if I can, and most of them are ones that I read on a day to day basis or when I know that people upload new things.

Vivianna Does Makeup
This blog belongs to an amazing lady called Anna I have been reading her blog for a very long time now, and she always have new interesting things to put up. Either make-up, Lifestyle or just ways to help you along the way on a new blog. She also uploads different things on her YouTube channel, and as Youtube is something that I really like, I do like to pop over and check out what she has uploaded.

Birds Words
This blog belongs to a beautiful lady called Beth. Birds Words is a new blog that I have been reading over the last couple of weeks, and I have been really enjoying it. Beth's blog is mostly about beauty, but she does have some lifestyle posts in there as well. She has beautiful pictures, and all the reviews she does on beauty boxes are in full depth so it doesn't seem like you would be disappointed with any products she likes!

A Little Obsessed
This blog belong to a lovely lady called Sabrina. I have been reading A little Obsessed for just over a year now, and I just love everything that Sabrina uploads. She has a mixture of different things on her blog, but mostly beauty and lifestyle. But I have got to admit she has the most wonderful wishlist's I have ever seen and usually some of the things she has likes to sneak there way on to my I need to buy list.

My Pale Skin
This blog belongs to a lady called Em. I have only been reading My Pale Skin since last sunday, when she put a link on my my Twitter and since then I have been loving it! Em posts more make up style posts with the occasional lifestlye post tucked in.I am really enjoying reading this blog.

Tattooed Tealady
This blog belongs to the lovely Sophia. I have been following Tattooed Tealady for a very long time even before I started this blog up. Sophia posts on a daily basis mostly beauty related but with the odd other posts popped in depending on where they are relevant. I have always enjoyed reading Tattooed Tealady, just for the amount of detail and time that Sophia puts in to her blog. And she usually always posts products that I will want to go back to.

So this is a weekly review on blogs that I have been loving. I just want to let you all know that the above blogs do not ask me to be on my blog, I just like to share with everybody blogs that I have been liking. And also just sharing the love around the blogging community. If you would like me to read your blogs, please do leave links down in the comments below. I am always looking for new ones to read.


Friday, 23 May 2014

What's in my make up bag!

Hello Everybody..
So today I thought I would let you all in to what's in my makeup bag! This is one of my favourite posts to read, and one that I have been wanting to do for a while, but for a couple of months I was going through different phases of make up and trying to find the best ones for my skin, but now I have found products that go with my skin I thought I would let you inside.

I usually like to try and keep my make up bag as minimal as I can, as I use a lot of different palettes for when I am going out or on a day to day basis, I am going to try and put the price of most of the products that you see in the above. So let's get started with the products that I currently have in my bag:
Benefit "that gal" brightening face primer (Sample from Glamour magazine)
Bourjois healthy mix serum. Gel Foundation. Shade Vanilla- £10.99
Collection lasting perfection ultimate wear concealer. Shade Cool medium 2- £3.99
Natural collection pressed powder. Shade Cool- £1.99
Soap & Glory love at first blush. Shade pink, pop and pearl- £11.00
Estee Lauder Michael Kors Deluxe Blush Compact (This came in a gift set)
L'Oreal Glam Bronze. Shade Blonde Harmony- £10.29

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara- £10.99
L'Oreal Super Liner in Purple Black- £6.49
Eyeko Skinny Mini liquid eyeliner- £10.00
Estee Lauder Pure Colour eyeliner. Shade Blackened Black- £16.00
NYX triple shadows. Shade Sahara/Suede/Chocolate- £3.50

Total of my make up bag is £85.24

Have you got a post like this that you would like me to read, let me know in the comments below.


Blue and White Dream

Hello Everybody..
So after a very long time waiting to get some time off to finally be able to decorate my room it's finally been done, and I love it to pieces! The feeling of having a room that feels refreshing is so lovely, compared to my grey and black and white room that I had before.

I have always loved rooms that are duck egg blue and white/cream, so I thought why not go for something like this. Some little bits do need doing I have got to say but for the most part it has all been finished now. So here are some of the photos of the decor:

Most of the decoration that you see in the above are from Homebase, I didn't realise how many amazing home decor products they have got, some where I will defiantly need to go when I finally have my own home. And also my curtains are from Dunelm Mill.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Share the love Sunday #1

The other day I was just sitting in my room and was looking through different blogs, and it gave me some inspiration to start a new weekly post Share the Love Sunday, if any of you are like me, on a Sunday I like to have a day for me. This usually means staying in bed til a lot later then what I probably should and picking up my phone/laptop and searching the Internet for different things to read. My favourite though have to be different blogs, and I thought I would share some of my favourites with you every Sunday. 
So here goes..

This blog belongs to a lovely girl called Becky, she has a lifestyle blog and her pictures are phenomenal! She also has a gorgeous little puppy called Oscar who you all need to go over and check out and by the time you come off the blog you will have a smile on your face. Becky does a range of different posts from day to day, to clothing and make up. Her blog is amazing and she seems like a lovely girl and the sweet treats she makes, well you can't say no to wanting to make them afterwards! 

This blog belongs to a lovely girl called Lizzie, she was actually one of the first blogs that I ever found and also when we got talking on twitter one day was the one that made me want to start my own blog up so thank you for that. Lizzie has a blog about all sorts of different things, all lifestyle and beauty related! She also has a stationary collection that I would die for and a lovely little spaniel called Ben. She has beautiful pictures and lives in a little town that has made me want to move there forever! 

This blog belongs to a lovely girl called Kayleigh, she has a blog which is mostly beauty related, but has amazing full detailed reviews on all the products that she has. Her pictures are also amazing, and every post she has up, always has lots to read, and I find this to be very interesting, as you get a full insight on a product for it's positives and negatives! I always find something I look forward to reading!

Made up of little things
This lovely little blog belongs to the lovely Rachael, she has a blog which is all mainly lifestyle and a little bit of beauty hidden in there. I love Rachael's blog, as it is so different to most of the blogs that I like to read, and full of photos of the beautiful countryside that she lives in, and always of her two gorgeous dogs and now her little baby. I like to usually read this blog when I am on my lunchtime in work and it reminds me of the peacefulness of the countryside and not the hussle and bussle of London!

Made Up of Little Things

I hope you all like this little post, and it gives you some ideas of what I like to read, please do leave links to your blogs in the comments below, and I will be sure to check them out and maybe you will be in these posts too :).


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Hairy Bikers Skinny Lemon Cupcakes with Drizzly Icing

Hello Everybody..
Today I thought I would do a slightly different post as I was really wanting to bake some cakes (healthy ones) just because I am currently having a crazy bout of having a sweet tooth, and needing something healthy but which will do the trick, and I was going through my Hairy Bikers book and come across these and thought it would be perfect!

What you see in the above picture isn't exact to the ingredients below as I like to use coconut oil instead of sunflower oil, and I picked up the wrong yoghurt by mistake (oops!)

What you will need:
2 bowls
For the cake:
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g golden caster sugar
100g blueberries
finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
2 large eggs
150 ml low-fat natural yoghurt
2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
50 ml sunflower oil
For the icing:
100g icing sugar
4-41/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Lets Get Cooking!!
1. Preheat oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6, then line your muffin tin with non-stick paper cases.
2. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir in the sugar, blueberries and lemon zest. Then make a well in the centre (this is where 2 bowls will come in handy)
3. Beat the eggs with a large whisk until smooth, then beat in the yoghurt, milk and oil until well combined. Stir into the flour mixture with a large metal spoon until very lightly mixed.

4. Working quickly, divide the batter between the paper cases, and bake in the centre of the oven for 16-18 minutes or until the cupcakes are well risen and golden brown. 

This is the mixture together in the cases

5. Once the cakes have been baked,transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

6. Once the cakes have cooled down you can then put the icing on top. I usually like to add a few extra blueberries on top as well, just to add an extra bit of flavour.

Have you ever tried these cakes before? Or know any other alternative healthy cakes that I could make please let me know!!